One Year as An Engineer; Lessons Learned So Far

July 1st, fresh out of University, just graduated as an Engineer, I joined a top brewery in the country. I was scared about the world of Engineering. Nonetheless, I said; “come what may, I must practice for some good time. Long enough to get the Engineering body to allow me to use the title before

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Till The Day I Die, It’s These Things

I made peace with death. I have had uncountable near-death experiences. It’s after I made peace with death that I learned to live. It’s only after we’ve had conversations with death that life begins. But most people die without ever knowing what it really means to live. I have been thinking very hard about the

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Safe Is Risky; Risky Is Safe

The world has changed so fast, remarkably fast that safe has become the new risky. One moment of comfort, and you are left behind. One moment of comfort and suddenly you lose your position at the table of the best and get relegated to eating crumbs. One moment of playing it too safe and suddenly,

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Living Life With No Expectations

I live my life with no expectations whatsoever. As such I don’t count on anyone. I don’t expect that my siblings, family or friends will come to my help. I don’t expect anything from anyone or from life. I am just a man who lives and puts no extra burden on people. I don’t feel

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Why You Should Buy The Best Bed For Yourself?

Yesterday I almost lost all my toes. I tripped from my Laptop cable and got them shredded by the edges of a plastic table nearby. I was both laughing but also in pain. I quickly send Harvey a message; “Hey Harvey just lost all my toes in a home accident. Won’t make it.” When you

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Experience Over Material Possessions

A friend at work gave me a lift sometime back. Then he commented that whenever his salary hits the account, he buys a number of stuff for his house. In other words, he saw it as a way of saving. I asked why he does that and he noted; “because I will soon use up

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Paper Summary: Macroeconomic Effects of Mobile Money in Uganda

Today, the Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC), Uganda’s leading economic think-tank released a research paper on the Macroeconomic effects of Mobile Money in Uganda. These are the key points from the paper. Access to formal financial services in Uganda is still low: in 2013, only 20 percent of the population had access to formal regulated

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About Friday Night: Rejected By The Best

Whereas most people look forward to Friday nights and the weekends, I have desensitized my brain to this and instead tried to create a life that needs no escape. This Friday started like many others except that the daya that had preceded had been more promising. First, there was a deejay mix somewhere mid-week, bombastic

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No Excuses: You Can Hack Your Life With a Myriad of Opportunities

It amazes me how people love to whine, complain, make excuses, blame someone, feel entitled and sad about their life rather than taking charge. I know it’s much fancier but also easier to whine, to find a scape goat for all that is wrong in our lives. We are quick to find a jamarāt in

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I don’t want to Manage My Time, I want to Manage My Energy

A number of my friends are annoyed at me. That I have failed to honour their meeting requests. They sarcastically say; “I am too busy.” Of course they know I am disgusted by that term. Being busy is a thing many people use to mask their incompetence. I wish these friends of mine knew that

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