Advice to a Fresh Graduate On Creating a Happy Life

Dear Fresh Graduates; congratulations. I am a little late. But hey, it’s not a race as such. You are probably going to hear or have already heard a lot of advice. The truth is, no one has it all figured out. You will have to make up the pieces together as you go long. There

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Lessons in Virality: A Case Study of ‘Holy Rice’

A week back or more I was at work chatting to one of my work mates who attends Prophet Samuel Kakande’s church in Mulago. As usual, I would always pick up jokes with him and get updates about the trends at the Church. Since we never want the machines to fail at work, we always

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A Ugandan Engineer Faces Quantum Mechanics

Quantum Mechanics and Quantum laws are the closest we have ever come to have one grand theory of everything. The kind of theory that describes where we came from, where we are going, and why we do the things we do, and why lasers work. If we woke up one day and the Quantum theory

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The Problem is Ugandan Startups Are Not Failing Enough & Faster

A friend asked me to give a few insights about Uganda’s Startup Environment. He wanted me to point out what’s needed at this stage to take our Ugandan startups to a whole new level especially for Technological Startups. To that dear friend of mine, I hope this answer will provide a few insights in the

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Don’t Trust Motivation; It Is Unreliable

You can’t trust motivation. It is unreliable. As you go to bed, motivation will make a promise to be there with you in the morning so you can do all the stuff you’ve planned. It will assure you of its loyalty. Then you will wake up and motivation is nowhere to be found. It won’t

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Lessons from Pope Francis: Memory, Prayer & Fidelity

On Saturday evening, the Pope met the Priests, nuns and brothers and gave them three pillars upon which to hinge their lives. First was memory. Second was Prayer and third was Fidelity. It was the point of memory that stood out for me. “Do not forget,” he begged the Priests. Many times in life, we

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The Grand Circus Called Life: In Praise of Suicide

I  used to wonder why people committed suicide. I used to denigrate them. I used to look down on them. Why would a sane person take their life? It just didn’t seem clear to me. Life was so awesome that even at its worst, it wasn’t worth it for someone to leave it. I saw thousands

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The Rise of Victimhood Culture

There is a new culture that is taking over the world and is bound to have Dystopian endings for those who embrace. It is none other than “Victim Culture.” It’s as though Victimhood is the new ‘cool.’ Everyone is trying to play a victim, everyone trying to blame their failures, miseries, unhappiness on the actions

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So You Don’t Understand People? Then Why Are You Starting A Business?

I have a confession to make, if you told me to choose between Emotional Intelligence (EQ) and IQ, I would choose EQ again and again, without regret. Emotional Intelligence trumps everything. You may have the highest of IQs, the kind that creates revolutionary products or services, but if I beat you in the emotional intelligence

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To Succeed Faster, Momentum Is Everything

It is a Friday, one of the superbly exciting days of the week. At 5pm, I go to Youtube, and play Chris Martin’s song; “I am a big deal.” Then I join in a friendly banter with workmates. All my jokes are on point, everyone is cracked. I have a retrospect of the week and

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