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Monthly Archives: April 2013


Could Access Group Kenya Have Inadvertently Charted The Path For Stock Exchange Bound SMEs?

By Mwangi Wanjumbi- Newtimes BS Chief Strategist, Trainer & Researcher With electioneering behind us and a fully fledged entrepreneurship development docket (combined with industrialization), we had better embark on the process of wealth creation. But, first, does your business organization operate in the SME Sector? Before responding, remember that the sector applies to 99% of all private businesses in Kenya. So, if your answer is in the affirmative, there is good reason to smile in 2013. Apparently, the focus on SMEs as the engine of

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Bracing For Ensuing Opportunities In A Seemingly Faster Paced And Transformed Nation

By Mwangi Wanjumbi- Newtimes BS Chief Strategist, Trainer & Researcher Have you noticed something unique about our new president? He is extremely fast paced. This is noticeable as he walks around state house, in the company of state officials and invited guests. Further, do you remember the joint opening of the Senate and 11th parliament on Tuesday, 11th April 2013? The president inspected the military’s guard of honour within an unbelievably short time. If the same pace plus apparent enthusiasm and energy are maintained and

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All Healing Starts from Accepting What We Can’t Control

“How are we going to deal with the strong ethnic related feelings that you are now influencing us to suppress? Is it not difficult to achieve complete inner peace given the recent experiences?” Interesting observations indeed from a devoted reader, who is seemingly up-to date. He most likely had interrogated the recent piece titled, “healing the nation through making the best out of our rich ethnic diversity.” Realistically, there is nothing wrong with feeling uneasy about the outcomes of the last elections, now better treated

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Production Oriented Competitiveness of Counties Could Excite All Stakeholders

By Mwangi Wanjumbi – Newtimes BS Chief Strategist, Trainer & Researcher In the 2006 Nairobi International Trade Fair, I happened to have served as a judge for the occasion. One stand was particularly striking and the experience has been memorable ever since. The same was for a renowned tea growing and marketing agency that had a tea bush, which was alongside, followed by intricate demonstration of the tea processing dynamics. The tea bush seemed so real, as if it was a permanent plantation, regularly used

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Healing the Nation through Making the Best Out Of Our Rich Ethnic Diversity

By Mwangi Wanjumbi- Newtimes BS Chief Strategist, Trainer & Researcher In this blog site (now receiving more than 10,000 visitors daily), as well as our communication training programs, I have passionately pleaded with Kenyans to totally ignore negative ethnicity. The same as always demonstrated is a tool prominently employed by our politicians for the sole purpose of dividing and ruling this great nation. Apparently, the word tribalism had for about 5 years, taken a forced break (until during the recent electioneering process). This had happened

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Welcome Evolution of The Kenyan Political Culture That Needs To Be Safely Guarded

By Mwangi Wanjumbi- Newtimes BS Chief Strategist,Trainer & Researcher Finally, Kenya could be back to work after being bogged down by the long electioneering process. That leads to need for clear comprehension on how politics could continue affecting our economic activities. But first, ever heard of the expression culture shock?  That is the experience people go through upon encountering unexpected changes, especially when negative impact is involved. Think of somebody who suddenly loses a job.  Consider also losing a relative or suddenly learning that one

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