Tag Archives: media

Private Equity

Last weekend I spent a long day in rural Yorkshire in the North of England. Tramping the fields, we had plenty of time to chat and I met a man in Private Equity. It’s an interesting profession. Investing in enterprises … Continue reading

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Call to action

Businesses must have a purpose; and brands must have a call to action. Without the former, employees have no direction. Without the latter, customers have no reason to buy. Business purpose is an output of business strategy. It’s the bold … Continue reading

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Thinking ahead

One glance at any media outlet at the moment will bring you up to speed with a so-called seismic event in international politics and economics. The British people have been given the opportunity to vote in a referendum about continued … Continue reading

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Workplace breakdown

I’ve just returned from a brief business trip in UK where yet another global brand is under fire for its treatment of employees. The BBC have reported a story that comes from the US, but UK media have picked it … Continue reading

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The Millennial mindset

Last week I revealed that one of the reasons modern CEO’s struggle to understand their employees is a generation gap wider than the Rift Valley. Most C-level executives are over 40, which in socio-demographic terms makes them members of Generation … Continue reading

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Jurassic Park

Kenya Media scene in darkness Half of Kenya’s TV stations have deliberately switched themselves off for an unspecified period. So now wouldn’t be a bad time to catch up with some reading. I myself dusted off an old copy of … Continue reading

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Building your corporate culture

Where to start Anyone who works in Africa understands that we are still in the early days of building corporate cultures that work. We have built processes. We have improved transparency and governance. We have introduced innovation and continuous self- … Continue reading

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Does it have to be advertising?

Big ideas should be media neutral There comes a point in every business conversation when my clients say ‘ and now we need some advertising’. Sometimes it comes early in the conversation. Sometimes it’s the first thing they say to … Continue reading

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Leadership ability

Make it part of your personal brand East African media does a good job of highlighting the achievements of our current business leaders. There are contests for SME’s; there’s recognition for ladies who lead; there are entrepreneurial rankings. Fifteen years … Continue reading

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Web use for entrepreneurs

Spend not a cent without measurement Let’s remind ourselves how much growth in Africa’s Internet sector has accelerated in recent years due to improvements in infrastructure and the arrival of wireless access technology. According to Mushroom Networks, the continent now … Continue reading

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