“The best way to imagine the future is to create it.” This is the philosophy that guides the life of Mwatha Njoroge, Group Chief Executive Officer of Sevenstar Group. By all accounts, imagining the future is part of human existence. However, creating the future is often not under the con…

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The ancient Romans used to say that the only things we are sure of in life are death and taxes. In this respect, the occurrence of death is a phenomenon that characterizes human lives. In order to cope with this tragedy, life insurance has an immense role to play.

However, life insurance patronage in Sub-Saharan Africa with the exception of South Africa is abysmally poor. In addition, meanings attached to modern insurance concepts such as ‘accident’, ‘risk’ and ‘disasters’ are culturally-constructed and assimilated.…

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I was a university student when I fell in love with the sport known as Rock Climbing. It was on my first outward bound expedition. I had always seen pictures before of people clinging to rocks and it made me speechless. It was incredible.…

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The ancient Romans used to say that the only things we are sure of in life are death and taxes. In this respect, the occurrence of death is a phenomenon that characterizes human lives. In order to cope with this tragedy, life insurance has an immense role to play.

However, life insurance patronage in Sub-Saharan Africa with the exception of South Africa is abysmally poor. In addition, meanings attached to modern insurance concepts such as ‘accident’, ‘risk’ and ‘disasters’ are culturally-constructed and assimilated.…

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Every once in a while I try to take a step back from my busy schedule and reflect on what got me here. I have learned many things growing from the books that I have read, which have shaped who I am and where I want to be. Today I want to share an extract from one of my favourite books.…

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Avid readers of my column know that I’m a Jim Collins buff. I have read all his books: Good to Great, Built to last and How the Mighty Fall.

Well, last year, Jim Collins returned with another groundbreaking work, this time to ask: “Why do some companies thrive in uncertainty, even chaos, and others do not?”…

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Dealing with change or loss is an inevitable part of life. At some point, everyone experiences varying degrees of setbacks. Some of these challenges, like missing a flight, are relatively minor.…

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Africa is experiencing a rising middle class and expanding population. These are pushing Africa’s food import bill to worrying highs. The phenomenon is compounded by the fact that the continent lost its status as net exporters of agricultural products in the early 1980s when prices for raw commodities fell and local production stagnated.…

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Performance management always evokes mixed feelings in any organisation. Several studies confirm that engaged employees lead to better financial performance. In this sense, the essence of a performance management process should be to motivate your employees towards achieving your company goals.…

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The New Year is a time when most of us cast an eye to the future, after reflecting on the past. Financial success ranks highly in the list of New Year’s resolutions, and is definitely a feature in households across Kenya at this time of the year.…

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Mexico ’86 was my first conscious World Cup. I was a six year old boy at Olympic Primary School in Kibera. Since then, I have been hooked to the biggest soccer fiesta on earth. I have watched DVDs of previous tournaments, including highlights and defining moments of the previous World Cups and the thousands of moments to cherish.…

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