Business

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What happens when the fundamentals that a business is based on change?

In his book, Andy S. Grove (ex-CEO of Intel), talks about a Strategic Inflection Point in business. This is explained as "a time in the life of a business when its fundamentals are about to change."

Be patient, overnight success will take you several years

Don’t listen to the “fake it ‘til you make it” crowd. Overnight success takes several years to materialize, even in this fast speed world of digital technology.

You are being coerced into giving up your personal data

Sure, you can reject an app or platform’s Privacy Policy, Terms of Use, and Terms & Conditions, However, what other app or platform can you replace it with that has terms that are more suitable?

Death by doing business with the government

There are many ways for a business to die. In Kenya, the surest way for a business to die is to do business with the government.

Miko Rwayitare - the man who built Africa's first-ever mobile network

Long before mobile phones were popular in Africa, and even in Western countries such as the USA, Zaire (present day Democratic Republic of Congo) already had a reported 3,000 mobile phone subscribers on the first ever mobile network in Africa.

Technology kills jobs but equally creates new ones

While we complain complaining that "they(technology based solutions) are taking our jobs," other countries are improving their competitiveness and potentially leaving us behind, further destroying the very jobs we are trying to protect.

MTN's love for difficult markets is now haunting them

When you operate at the scale MTN operates, operating and investment capital is not sufficient. Political capital goes a long way to solving problems, but sometimes, as is now possibly the case in Afghanistan, it can backfire.