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A Happy life = Long life.

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Monday is not supposed to be terrible as some people put it to be.a huge number of people who work office jobs are dissatisfied with their jobs, and after a long weekend Monday reminds them of another week doing what they hate for a boss who doesn’t appreciate them.studies have shown that Monday holds the highest number of suicides among people who work in jobs that don’t motivate them. Joseph Campbell the famous scholar of mythology gave the 12 steps to fulfilment in which one of the steps was to not base your decisions on financial gain. While getting a salary is important sacrificing your happiness for money as to big a trade. Joseph Campbell says that the same vase made by a porter who loves what he does and by one who hates who hates his job is that one has a soul.
New York Times Bestseller.Vishen Lakhiani the CEO of MindValley academy and the author of New York Times best-selling book The code of the extraordinary mind gives steps to challenge beliefs that might be holding one …

Honesty Please:Kenyan politics deserves it.

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Being in a campaign season in our country a number of people have shown interest in various elective posts and try to impress us with their manifestos full of hopes and promises of a better tomorrow if elected. Most of them disappoint eventually as they preach water but prefer hard liquor. With an exception of a few most of them never really say what is in their hearts treating us fools as if we can’t read right through their their well-crafted manifestoes.
I as a voter desire to see the day when a political aspirant will take the dais and tell us the whole truth and nothing but the truth. How they plan to become a tenderprenuer once elected how they will offer job opportunities only to close members of his clique and also how they will develop many ghost projects among others. Although my thinking is a little farfetched and we as humans don’t like hearing the truth and instead like being soothed with lies.if as an aspirant you promise 10% and deliver 12% instead people sing your prais…

English Premier league:As it stands

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The English premier league is the most interesting football league in the world. Interesting unlike La liga or Bundesliga which have dominant teams who always carry the league the PL has room for surprises. Last season in the premier league Leicester won the league to everyone’s surprise. Fast forward to Feb 2017 they are position 17 in the log with 21 points and facing imminent relegation. It’s only in the premier league where you find such absurdities. While Chelsea a team which was trailing last season is about to lift the PL trophy with just a slight change in squad and a passionate coach. Arsenal on the other hand is just Arsenal a place where ammunition is manufactured and stored. Arsenal manufactures the best talents and sells them to win titles for other clubs. Arsene wenger is like a guy at a party who is a great flirt but does not know how to close even after last call. The fans trust his flirting skills but fail to see that in the game it’s the closer who is celebrated.
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How did we get here so fast: Fake news evolution.

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News has evolved over the years from the times our grandparents used to get the news from small transistor radios with only one AM station or the newspaper which was bought by the few literate people in the village who were mostly chiefs or home guards. Those who couldn’t read were at the mercies of those who could as they delivered the news in ways that suited them. The few also that owned this radios never lacked visitors in their homesteads as elders could be seen arguing about a myriad of issues after a broadcast.  Fast forward to the new millennium and things started changing TVs become cheaper and the AM transistor radio was relegated to the rural areas as people could now get their news from a variety of sources. It seemed to be a game changer as information spread faster and could reach many. However the evolution of the cheap smartphones was the real game changer many conventional news agencies had to adopt to social media with minute by minute news as people become hungrier …

Stop betting start & investing

Betting which was once segregated to casinos has become more main stream over the past few years and Kenyans are not being left behind many have already jumped into the bandwagon of fantasies and unicorn wishes. Who am I to fault, with our uncertain economy and looted money meant for service delivery making it big all at once is now the Kenyan dream. The betting Kenyans have become disillusioned by high jackpot wins like kshs100mn that come from only a kshs 50 ticket sound too good but they are actually true. The days of compound interest and growing a nest egg seem to have fallen into the abyss for this group of Kenyans. I can bet you any amount of money that you can’t walk in Nairobi streets for more than 5 mins in any direction without seeing a billboard or a wall painted advertising a betting company and guess what they even have offices now.in Vegas they have a saying that that the house always wins and it’s also resonates back home with Sportpesa, BetinBetway etc.. You think J…

Safaricom dominance will continue

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Safaricom will continue to be the most dominant player in the telecoms sector as long as this other company’s fail to innovate.Safaricom although not offering services at the par of Verizon or AT&T is still very dominant in Kenya. A recent survey of the markets showed that safaricom is worth more than 20 NSE listed companies combined.Safaricom is worth in the excess of kshs 700bn while other big companies are worth less than kshs 100bn.with these amounts of cash at its disposal the company can easily control anyone or any government. Other telecos in the space are either too cash strapped from previous owner debts or simply can’t understand the market as a whole.the whole merger and acquisition business model works terribly in our telecoms market. some have come and tried to woe us with free calls and texts under campaigns with catchy names like “No Monkey Business” but fail to stay afloat as their revenue model simply makes no sense.

 Orange was dominant in the data sector and was…

Types of Kenyan long distance travellers.

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So what kind of long distance traveller are you? If you are wondering if there are types yes there are and you belong to a certain group. On a recent trip from Nairobi to the coast aboard a Simba coach, I observed some very peculiar habits among travellers and reflecting back on my previous long distance travel experiences I can confidently classify any type of traveller into a certain group.

·Noisy traveller –this type of traveller is loud and obnoxious and arouses the attention of everyone for all the wrong reasons. They might be either talk on the phone loudly bragging about this or complaining about that. If you seat next to them be ready for endless chatter.
·Flirt-if you are a woman woe unto you if you seat next to this type as they will instantly hit on you even before the bus leaves the station. They don’t care if you are married or engaged the metals you wear on your fingers symbolising your commitment to your partner are completely invisible to the flirt. All they see when the…

AUTO CORRECT PLEASE!!

We live in the days of rapid technological advancements that make something new yesterday look foolish tomorrow. Technologies that make us all look smarter from the summa cum laude to the class 1 dropout. But with all these life advantages many still insist on going the early man’s way creating problems everywhere. Spelling mistakes should be a thing of the past but sad enough they are still with us till today. While some might be forgiven if the mistakes come from 1st language influence others are downright despicable.
To those enlightened ones who insist on pouring out their hearts on social media but all that vile that they spew is full of typos and makes no sense shame on you. Modern keyboards like android keyboard auto-suggest the correct spelling of every word so as to save you the embarrassment but you still insist on ranting about your favourite political party woefully. Unless you use a typewriter and a rotary phone embrace the 21st century and change.as you regularly update y…