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I Was Wrong About Blankets and Wine!

I have a confession to make, I was wrong, totally wrong about Blankets and Wine. From the onset I had written off Blankets and Wine as one event where the snobbish of the town came together, where those with arrivalism syndrome came to have a party. I had all my millions of biases about Blankets

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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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I am very Individualistic!

  I am a pessimist. I am always thinking of the worst case scenario and trying to be prepared for it. That is my daily strategy. When I wake up in the morning, I am imagining the worst. I am imagining that those I made appointments with with bail out at the last minute. I

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Don’t Run Away From Your Solitude

Human beings love distractions. We hate solitude. We hate to be left alone without any distractions. We want to be doing something. We want our minds to be numbed by something. We enjoy the constant presence of friends, the thrills from vacations, the music playing around, the movies on the screens, good books to read.

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You’re not here Just to Pay Bills and Die…

You are not here just to pay bills and die. Life can be much broader. If the reason you work that job is purely because it covers your bills and nothing other than than, then that is the greatest insult to humanity. To say that you wake up in the morning to work a shitty

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I am Interviewing Uganda’s Greatest People, Do You Want In?

Some days back, I announced that I was embarking on a journey of interviewing 1000+ Ugandans doing great remarkable things in different fields. I noted that this was an experiment like no other. It was not going to be the same interview you’ve read in a newspaper or magazine, this was a journey to get

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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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Why I Write?

The number one core reason why I write is so that I get clarity on a number of issues, clarity of thought, clarity of intent. My tone may sound authoritative, but deep down, I write with so much humility. I have always believed the best way to know something better, is to bring it out

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