Cookies Are For Closers

In the movie, Boss Baby, the great Boss Baby tells Jumbo during their meeting; “Put that cookie down, Cookies are for closers.” Finally when the PuppyCo CEO loses the challenge, Boss Baby rewards Jumbo with the hard-earned cookie. It’s a very lovely lesson. Life is all about closing. I remember when I was learning about

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Perfected By My Imperfections

We are all casting out our highlights. And in the process, our flaws, our cracks, our imperfections and our failures are all hidden. We show the strong us, never the weak us. We cover our bodies and keep our skeletons hidden in the closet. So we all walk around putting on the perfect show, the

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Your Ideas Are Shit!!!

Facebook is not the greatest idea. Youtube is not the greatest idea. BigEye.ug is not the greatest idea. Whatsapp, Instagram are not the greatest ideas. Tesla, Google are not the greatest ideas. Alibaba is not the greatest idea. I can go on and on. But one thing is clear, we shall never know about the

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On Self-Awareness: Are You A Bird or a Worm?

I know a lot of people who spend all their lives trying to climb trees yet in actual sense they should be swimming. I always love to ask my friends; “are you a fish or a monkey?” Self-awareness is in short supply yet it’s the most critical of all things that we need. At the

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Why We Started A Micro-Venture Fund with Facebook Friends?

The difference between me and most people is I don’t love to overthink certain thinks especially those that border on the line of convictions. I execute more, I do more, and I love to think less in some of these cases where the downside is under control. That’s how one of those evenings I had

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The Next Einstein: How We Are Making STEM Cool In a Ugandan Secondary School?

It all started with an email to my former English and Literature teacher, Brother Augustine Mugabo. He’s now the Head Teacher of St. Henry’s College Kitovu (SHACK), a place I call home in all aspects. It is here that I spent four years of my ordinary level education. It’s also here that I carried out

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So Why Didn’t You Mistake Proof It?

I am honored to be part of Uganda’s most successful management consultancy firm “Next Lean” that utilizes the principles of Lean and Six Sigma. One of the things we always teach our clients is the concept of mistake-proofing aka Poka-Yoke. I remember when I used to intern at Mukwano Industries. I would meet these people

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Innovation and Engineering Starts With WHY

Why is the sky blue? Why is it not red? Why are car tyres black? Why don’t cars run on water? I have spent almost all my life asking why. I am lucky to have grown up under the watch of very liberal parents who encouraged me to question things. If there is one word

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Engineering Starts And Dies With Planning

My Engineering coach recently sent me to act as the Plant Maintenance Planner and Scheduler. This implied that I was responsible for what was to be done, how it would be done, when, where, why, who to do it and many of these. I have now come to appreciate that the difference between good and

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Achieve Things Through Other People

Delegation seems to be the most ignored, yet most important skill of high achievers. Many people see themselves as micro-managers and as such, end up doing everything by themselves which leaves them superbly stressed. Anyone who’s interacted with me long enough knows that I am always up and running with many things, many projects, many

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