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We Shall Rest When We Die, Till Then, We Shall Put In Our All

I woke up at 6am, it was drizzling outside. My bed was more attractive than ever before. I went to the bathroom. My water heater took some minutes to pick up. The drips from the shower head were scary as temperatures picked up. I wondered; “when does this all end? When can I just sleep

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Blockchain and Bitcoin Simplified

A few months back, a friend tried to interest me into Bitcoin. I gave him the benefit of doubt and listened. It turns out he was clueless about Bitcoin as so many other Ugandans. So today I am starting off with Part 1 of my Blockchain series. Let me warn you this is longer than

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It Takes 10 Years To Be An Overnight Success

Everyone can be an overnight success, but if you want a sure formula of how to be one, then it’s going to take you 10 years. It takes 10 years to build a successful business, 10 years to make a career out of anything, 10 years to achieve mastery, 10 years to realize the fruits

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The First Job of A Startup is To Make Money And Get Profitable

I have been involved in a number of start-ups, some fancy cool ones, some dead boring, some failed (a good number), a few worked. I have been involved in different ways, in different roles. Sometimes I came on board as an active founder, a silent one, an advisor, or even a well-wisher, in a few

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Two Business Lessons I Learned From Uganda’s Richest Man

A week back, I briefly met with Baba Sudhir Ruparelia, Uganda’s richest man, also ranked East Africa’s Richest Man according to Forbes. We took time to discuss business as I attentively listened. At the end of the conversation, the richest man had just offered two lessons for free. Lesson One: A Sustainable Business Is One

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Oh Please, Not Another Motivational Seminar, Video, Self-Help Book! Just Act

Self-help junkies, you know them? The guys who have read every book about how to start a business, how to do this or that. You know, they know every top motivational speaker. They are updated on every upcoming motivational seminar. I am starting to think most people are just happy going to these places, getting

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Entrepreneurship Genes

Are entrepreneurs born or made? Probably born, then made more. I have been looking back at my family tree from both sides of the paternal and maternal. Then it hit me that holding down on a job is not something that I have known about my family members. The idea that you wake up early

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FOMO and Entrepreneurship

A young entrepreneur always has a million ideas they wish to pursue. They could become great at both. No surprise, one day they are jumping with one thing, and another day, something else. But they are also faced with the ‘Fear of Missing Out’ aka FOMO. There’s this constant temptation that they are missing out

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Influencer Marketing 101: How To Do It Right First Time For Brands? 

For over two years, there’s been a growing craze or trend of influencer marketing in Uganda. Influencer marketing has always been an old tool, social media has amplified it. Yet, many brands are jumping onto the ship, completely blinded on how to navigate these waters. As such, brands tend to wonder why after investing huge

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Naval Ravikant: The Future Rests In the Hands of Creatives

I have a very young child. I expect that my child will not get a university degree or at least not in the classic sence of having to go spend 4 years at a university and get a stamp. I expect that he won’t have a concept of a single career. I expect that he

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