Book Review

November 11, 2018
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Thinking of Work as Tours of Duty

Early, On I was very much confused what I was professionally. And it took me a while to realize I didn’t have to be called anything. I had studied Business IT at Strathmore University and a Masters in Commerce/Operations after winning EABL Scholarship. Then I took up CIPS to try and bolster my supply chain/international procurement work. And dabbled writing 2 books for high school kids Unstoppable and Different Millionaires. And speaking to high school students all of it now become Mentorthon. But then the project changed. So I picked up readings on tax, balance sheet, statement of cashflows and […]
October 28, 2018
Unconditional

Unconditional, Papa Joe and Love

This is the review of the movie that I received on my email…It read A woman’s idyllic life is shattered when her husband is killed in a senseless act of violence. As she prepares to take matters into her own hands, two unexpected encounters begin to change everything. It was intriguing but not enough for me to watch until Ebony asked that we watch it! So we watched it one Sunday evening in the house and loved every bit of it. It is based on the true events in the life of Papa Joe, Jason Brandford, who gave his life […]
October 22, 2018
Atlas, Greek god of Endurance

Do we want more entrepreneurs? Teach Fortitude!

How do we teach Entrepreneurs and Better Human Beings?Teach Fortitude Fortitude = Endurance + Enterprise. where Endurance is virtue allowing us to Defend Enterprise is the quality to venture, attack Fortitude is the quality that helps us fight fear, foolhardiness and indifference – David Isaacs Fear= being grounded Foolhardiness=Ignoring the need for care Indifference= Laziness, passive, careless attitude Enterprise is the twin virtue of Endurance that makes up Fortitude. It asks of us to have moral, mental, physical strength to Set out to do and to DO! This is all Good but how would we begin? Here is a small […]
October 20, 2018
Avana, designed and built by Questworks

DesignBuild as Method to Delivery Projects

This is Avana, one of our largest turnkey project. Our team is doing all engineering procurement and construction (EPC) /designbuild work for the 104 apartments, 12 floors on Ngong Road. It’s well over 100,000 square feet of space with swimming pool, club house and decent finishes. We are now on the last floor, just completed sample apartment and underway with international and local procurement to begin finishes. Traditionally, such a project would require around 6 consulting firms (architect, project manager, structural, electrical and mechanical engineers, quantity Surveyors) And possibly 3-6 contractor firms (main contractor, several subcontractors). We are now able to execute the […]
October 6, 2018
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Secrets of Adulthood /Happiness by Gretchen Rubin

People don’t notice your mistakes as much as you think. It’s OK to ask for help Most decisions don’t need extensive research Do Good, feel good Be nice to everyone Bring a sweater By doing a little each day, you can get a lot accomplished Soap and water remove most stains A way to fix a computer glitch is to turn it on and off a few times If you can’t find something, clean up You Can choose what you do, you can’t choose what you like to do What you do every day matters more than what you do […]