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Monthly Archives: April 2012


Why Generation X May Inevitably Need to Re-generate Themselves In a Changing World

By Mwangi  Wanjumbi – Newtimes B.S. CEO & Chief Consultant/Trainer Are you one of those born just about the same time as Kenya?  Alternatively, did you by any chance finish schooling (up-to University) before 1992, when Kenya started gaining the second liberation? If your answer is in the affirmative, then it is certainly you that I am seeking to engage. My interest in you is based on the fact that we all grew up experiencing similar challenges, in the same hostile environment whether rural or

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Generation Y Challenges Indicate Urgent Need for Modernizing the Existing Organizational Culture, Else…

How your organization relates with Generation Y employees has never been as crucial as it is today. In Kenya particularly, the Youth comprise more than 70% of the national population. Naturally, the same group forms the larger chunk of organizational employees. It is no wonder then that there have been incessant media reports mostly highlighting the challenges associated with generation Y that is largely in this category of the population. Apparently, many interested parties are concerned especially on how this generation is influencing the workplace direction. This

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Money? Does it Actually Hinder Entrepreneurship Growth In Kenya or…

Whoever said that money is a requirement in entrepreneurship growth should now be revisiting the assertion.That may seemingly be so if some interesting recent developments are anything to go by. Indeed, they have vindicated my earlier assertions on entrepreneurship.  Money as many Kenyans would want us to believe  may not be a key entrepreneurship challenge in this country. Imagine, the Government is now busy trying to improve loan uptake especially amongst Youth and Women entrepreneurs.  Indeed, trainers and mentors have in the recent past been dispatched

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Avoid Risky Money Schemes and Instead Embrace Tips on Consistently Making Decent Bucks

By Mwangi Wanjumbi – Newtimes B. S. CEO & Chief Consultant/Trainer Wherever you are, I can almost bet, that you intend to one time, venture into business if not there as yet. As an experienced marketing practitioner, trainer of even trainers and passionate change agent, I come across many people variously wanting to acquire one or more forms of wealth creation. Some are on track only requiring guidance, whereas others are still finding their way. Apparently, invaluable marketing and selling skills even at their basic

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How and Why Organizational Culture Is Taking New Dimensions in Top Regional Brands

By Mwangi Wanjumbi – Newtimes B. S. CEO & Chief Consultant/Trainer Undoubtedly, most CEOs will quite agree with Seni Adetu, of East Africa Breweries Limited, whose ideas I interacted with during a recent management forum. This CEO, who has been at the helm in different multinational brands in the last 10 years, is certainly in a class of his own. It is no wonder then that East African Breweries has taken over the charts as East and Central Africa’s most capitalized company. And what has been Seni Adetu’s

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Sustainable Progress Demands Realigned Approach to Utility of the Human Capital

By Mwangi  Wanjumbi – Newtimes B.S. CEO & Chief Consultant/Trainer Finally, Kenya has realized the existence of oil deposits. Indeed, that is very good music for our ears, even if the drilling may only materialize after 5 years. Never mind that commercial viability has not been established as yet.  Even more concern is on how long this invaluable resource will be exploited for the benefit of this great nation. Additionally, when will the benefits cascade to each one of us as individuals, if at all?

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