Where do we go next, with so much before us which we know not how to make sense of? Both before and after the Vedic period depicted, there is to be found unfathomable swathes of twisting history, stretching beyond 5000 years. What lay the destiny for Gujaratis? Through the Bronze Age, into the Harappan and […]Read more "Ātman [Sanskrit: “self”, “breath”, “spirit” or “soul”]"
A true story and study of Nairobi’s street children and the people working to uplift themRead more "The Riverside Children of Nairobi"
Long read: 20 minutes AkiraChix a not for profit organisation that aims to inspire and develop a successful force of women in technology. Founded in April 2010, AkiraChix looks to be the leading women’s network impacting technology in Africa. It’s programs are developed to reach young women at different levels including Primary School, High School, […]Read more "An interview with two of Kenya’s leading female founders: Linda Kamau & Marie Githinji of AkiraChix"
While walking down Kimathi Street in Nairobi only hours ago, I was met with the warm beaming gaze of a gentlemen in a suit. He smiled and asked me where I’m from. Random encounters with people in the street in Kenya are common, and interactions are usually brief and over before you have taken another […]Read more "Real people of Kenya: Joshua Khamana, a victim of Al Shabaab"
Ten years ago almost to the day, on December 17th 2006 I arrived in Tunisia with my family. Aside from being abroad for a holiday, the thing that excited me the most was the book that was tucked away in my backpack. It was Muhammad Ali’s auto-biography ‘The Soul of a butterfly’. I was 14 years old […]Read more "Being Ali – A promise to the greatest man I never met"
Some of the biggest business mistakes made in recent times were those that led us into the financial crisis. These mistakes affected us all, even those of us who played no part in creating them. There were numerous factors that played a part in the failure of the banks which we won’t be going into, […]Read more "Seven years on: 3 Business lessons from Dick Fuld and the demise of Lehman Brothers"
Yesterday evening, Salford Business School hosted an event in conjunction with International Citizens Service at their Media City UK campus in Manchester. The evening involved a panel discussion consisting of prominent figures from government and international development organisations, discussing the present and coming challenges of driving solutions to global problems. Members of the panel included: Richard […]Read more "What happened at The 2015 ICS Forum Review: ‘Creating the Global Workforce of Tomorrow’"
Balloon Kenya: A combination of two of my favourite things – Africa and business. It’s perfect. The prospect of going straight back to east Africa having only just been there for one month over the summer, as well as going there to work with entrepreneurs on the first ever 12 week ICS program was something […]Read more "6 out of 6! Seven Lessons on Business and Life in Kenya"
There is no such thing as a crazy idea. If it sounds crazy it means you’re doing something right. This is exactly what we had to believe when one of the eight entrepreneurs we are coaching decided that he wants to sell eggs. Everyone else counted him out – “Eggs? You must be crazy…You run […]Read more "How to start a successful business in less than 3 days: The story of the ideal egg-man"
On June 19th 2014 I embarked on a month long trip to Uganda with Soft Power Education, a charity which builds and refurbishes schools in Uganda. They work with the Ministry of Education and local government to achieve the second of the UN Millennium Development Goals – to achieve Universal Primary Education. The charity also provides […]Read more "Project Uganda: What we achieved, and what the future holds"