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Lessons About Branding from Kagame and CocaCola

Rwanda doesn’t do many things, but when they do that one thing, they make sure they do it so well.   There are some lessons in branding to copy from President Paul Kagame and Rwanda in general.   You don’t need to look any further than Kagame’s social media pages. Every post, every photo, every

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Premortem: I Wanna Know Where I Will Die So I Don’t Go There!

Charlie Munger loves to say; “I want to know where I will die so I don’t go there.” It is the idea that’s easy to know what not do than what to do. If you can know what not to eat, then you are free to eat everything else there is to eat. If you

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Don’t Go to University, Go to a Trade School! Learn a Skill

A lot of young people are wasting time at University. Not only are they wasting time, they are wasting money will no clear return on investment. They come out of University, more or less the same way they went in, just a little bit older in body but not in thoughts. Then they hit the

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Sell Me This Pen

“Sell Me This Pen” is one of the hardest yet easiest sales interview question. The few Sales interviews I have attended and this question is asked, it just takes people by surprise and completely beats them. Today I was re-watching some great scenes from Wolf of Wall Street and there are two scenarios where Jordan

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What Problem Is Your Business Idea Solving?

It just hit me that a lot of business failure comes down to entrepreneurs developing ideas and solutions that had no problems in the first place. Entrepreneurs have to keep wondering at every stage of the idea testing; “what problem are we solving?” There’s a huge chance you end up with a business solution in

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Creators Rule The World

You want to spend 90% of your time creating and just 10% of your time consuming. The nations that rule the world are those that are the producers or better still, own the means of production. Countries that get this equation inverted are not on top of the bottom chain. You must be creating, you

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Young Impactful Ugandans List

Hello all, I am creating a list that I will keep updating. It is basically my personal list of young Ugandans to keep tabs on, some are luminaries, some innovators, some inventors, some entrepreneurs, some business people, some great journalists, some great musicians. Of late, I am being asked for various recommendations, so I decided

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First Rule of Business: Define Your Core Business!!!

A lot of entrepreneurs can’t answer the question; “What business are you into?” Failure often starts at this point where one fails to define what business they are into. Yahoo failed on that. Google succeeded. Yahoo was many things, it failed to define its core. It confused its audience in the process. Personally I was

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Let Me Be Wrong In the Short-Term, But I Must Be Right in the Long-term

Someone shared a 2007 Forbes Cover and the title was; “Nokia: One Billion Customers-Can Anyone Catch the Cellphone King?” Goodness, it’s just a decade later and where is Nokia? I had to pause in my tracks and I realised that a lot has changed in a decade. Nokia is not the leader anymore, in fact,

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An Online Business Idea: Travel and Events Blog

I have started to give away all ideas I have on me for free. It doesn’t serve me to keep them to myself. I don’t have the time to execute on all these ideas of mine. But I want these things already there. Often times, my ideas stem out of things I wanted but could

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