Innovator's dilemma

Move fast and break things. Experiment, fail, learn and repeat. Whatever the problem, be part of the solution. Think bigger. Complaining is not a strategy. The riskiest thing is to take no risks. These and many more blurbs as curated from startup founders and their teams have become the rallying…

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Public transport innovation

The past few months I have watched and read with a tinge of amusement the posturing that has been happening in the public, pitting government (Kenya) and the associations representing operators in the informal public transport sector popularly known as matatus. On one hand the government says that it must…

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Internet privacy issues have been simmering for a while

The world erupted in righteous indignation after it was revealed that Facebook had inadvertently allowed a researcher to harvest personally identifying information belonging to millions of users, a large percentage of whom were unknowingly affected, courtesy of loopholes in the enforcement of policies and regulation of Mark Zuckerberg’s most…

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FinTech in Kenya

The numbers are in and the jury is out. The world over, the FinTech craze that underpins lending outside the traditional banking ecosystem continues unabated. Whether the channel of consumption is online, mobile or the services packaged differently such as pay day loans and layaway financing, investments continue to pour…

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The Diversity Conundrum In Technology

When global business and technology leaders sneeze, all ecosystems that look up to them inadvertently catch a cold. The current flu doing rounds is one called diversity and it has caused those of us in the Silicon Savannah to take a hard look inward at the manifest symptoms of deficiency.…

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