My name is Tim Kipchumba

I was born 450KM North East of Nairobi, in a small town called Kapsowar, among the Marakwet in the Great Rift Valley. My surname 'Kipchumba', is made up of prefix 'Kip', common among people of North Rift Kenya + 'white people' or' mzungu' most likely alluding to my dad having been born in the new mission hospital that was set up by white missionaries. This name has come to signify many more friendships and associations- from the mission hospital that my dad was born in, where my mum worked as a nurse, the missionaries that my mum worked with, the founders of Strathmore that were Kenyan wazungu (white Kenyans) who begun the 1st interracial college in the country and now more recently my partners at Questworks, wazungu associates and partners and clients. I could never have been given a better name to signify the interracial relationships that would characterize my life by the time I am 30 years.

September 25, 2014

Young Entrepreneur Lessons from the Movie Chef

Our  Lusaka- Nairobi trip was long enough, for the KQ  edited version of   the movie Chef to  just fit.Chef is a descent story, that celebrates good food, family and risk taking. It features, Chef, Joh Favreau, who is tired of cooking the same time tested food in the restaurant. One critique,  degenerates into a  tweef and  allows him to finally begin that process of starting afresh, of getting to know his son, of finding what he loved about food, love,  life and family. Some lessons that I picked watching this movie  for any young entrepreneur  and professional: The best never […]
September 20, 2014

Grow a Camels’ hump & feet to grow Enterprise

Today i realize i don’t haveto  worry about that limitations that I have. I realize the camel has a hump as a source of gas like the car has a tank.It has ugly but padded feet to travel long distances. And lives in the desert where it finds less competition for food and is dangerous enough for 95% of the predators. I think if we have a hump or padded feat, we should move to use it in the dessert.If we don’t have these, we can look at what we have and just get a niche that suites our skill […]
September 20, 2014

Laying Foundations – Life & Buildings

Laying good foundations in your business, career, relationships and health is usually the 1st and most important thing.They usually require that you dig dirt out until you find rock.In this effort, we must use the best tools we can find. And we must look for all the help we can get. In the process of doing this, we must take the shortest time  because  the foundations, like beginnings are just that- beginnings and foundations.The real work is in the building.Change the height of you business or your career goals with the foundation you create.And then you can build up once […]
May 8, 2014

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May 7, 2014

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