It takes real heart to discuss economics – whether with certifiable or self-anointed experts, or laymen of the subject. Because, it is very difficult to get humans to think systemically when ‘the fierce urgency of now’ is more compelling. You need incentives and a critical appeal to their own self interest. But economics requires a … More The Spine of Economics
The British and the French built their “Chunnel”, the Channel Tunnel for all the money it was worth, between 1988 and 1994, to enjoin the British Isles to mainland Europe. It had been in the planning for a century. Apparently, men stopped daring in the 1960s when they sent Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin to … More Gulfs of Gibraltar and Aden: #WhatIf A Bridge Was Built To Link Africa and Asia?
If this is true, then Kenyan politician William Samoei arap Ruto is a deficient man. I say this with a grave countenance. I also say it with respectful conviction, to mean it. Nothing I do can affect Mr Ruto’s lifestyle in any way, because, never having met him, our worlds have little in common, except … More In Building a Billion Shilling Palatial Home, Kenya’s William Ruto Goes Primitive
If you are a Kenyan, you will know that this country has some fantastic schools. National schools like the Alliance School, Moi High School Kabarak, Starehe Boys Centre and Kenya High School are centres of rich history and enviable excellence, producing students who are shoo-ins to any university lecture hall worldwide. On a very small scale, … More Ideas for #Progress: What If Our Best Schools Ran Like Businesses?
The mere fact that something has never been done anywhere else is, by itself, not a sufficient ground to avoid doing it. The someone who is to do it first; that pioneer everyone is waiting for, is you. You should begin and lead the way for everyone else still held back by such reluctance as you … More Invention In Social Services: What If ‘This’ Has Never Been Done Elsewhere?
Award-winning African Entrepreneur and CEO of Equity Group, Dr. James Mwangi, is a man of phenomenal courage. He expresses an exceptional power of vision and matchless wisdom. In the brutish, poor world of Finance, he is a refreshingly rich soul. Mwangi’s personal courage is not accidental or occasional; he seems to have honed it to … More Equity Bank Shows the Courage of Common Sense
Finally the Secretary of Transport, Engineer Michael Kamau, has unlearned his economics of stupidity. He has discovered that enterprise has only one resource – time – which should be preserved. After banning public service vehicles from ferrying passengers at night for six months, the figures are in, and they are not satisfactory. He has banned … More KENYA: Night Travel Ban, Shrinking the Economy, Is Reversed
What does it mean to be an African in Africa? That is a complicated question with personal answers. Perhaps, nothing, at all! Many things are that should not be; many others are not that should be. On this blog, I will share my hopes, views, thoughts and things. This is my positive space, where the … More Welcome to afrobet*