Strategy (Management)

Safaricom races to Sh1 trillion valuation milestone

Safaricom has generated Sh700 billion wealth for its shareholders in the brief time it’s been operational. Today, if the company’s share gains one shilling, a cool Sh40 billion in wealth is created in that very moment As 2016 draws to a close, the biggest question on the lips of investors ...

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Michael Joseph to lead Kenya Airways

Former Safaricom chief executive Michael Joseph is slated to chair the Kenya Airways (KQ)board, replacing Dennis Awori, in a government-brokered deal that saw a planned strike by pilots deferred. The industrial action was to begin yesterday to force out Awori and managing director Mbuvi Ngunze and would have added further strain ...

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Liquid Telecom CEO among top telecoms leaders

Global Telecoms Business has published The GTB Power 100, its annual list of the 100 most powerful and influential people in the telecoms industry. Nic Rudnick, CEO of the Liquid Telecom Group, appears in the list for the fifth consecutive year. Executives from four other African operators appear alongside Rudnick include Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore, Rob Shuter ...

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CEO turns into watchman

Truck drivers and construction customers visiting the Savannah Cement manufacturing plant in Athi River along Namanga road, on Monday got a pleasant surprise of the company’s Managing Director manning the gates and the weighbridge. To mark the beginning of Customer Service week, Savannah Cement Managing Director Ronald Ndegwa and his management staff, ...

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Who will clear up all this mess?

Lack of proper garbage disposal in Kenya has reached alarming levels. Nearly every other major urban centre is facing a crisis of mounting waste due to neglect of collection from relevant authorities. Indeed, Kenyans have become accustomed to living with trash that smartly dressed ladies and gentlemen walk on overflowing ...

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Handshakes and their meanings

A handshake is common upon meeting, greeting, parting, offering congratulations, expressing gratitude, or completing an agreement among others. The body language of handshake is something that many ignore though it speaks volumes. This type of a non-verbal communication isn’t a topic often talked yet it’s among the significant part of communication. The ...

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Business leader of the year

Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore has been named the 2016 International Business Leader of the Year at the 9th annual Africa Investors (Ai) CEO Investment Summit in New York.  Collymore was honoured alongside three other prolific business leaders for their contributions to investments in Africa and for raising the profile of the ...

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Seeing through the Bitcoin illusion

Cut Safaricom some slack on virtual currencies, they are outlawed by the CBK Sometimes being a corporate leader in Kenya among many parts of the world comes with its fair share of risk exposure. In the past week or so, an upcoming blog has had its sights trained on Safaricom. Evidently, ...

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We all need to be marketers no matter our job description

Do we all need some background training in marketing management? The answer relies heavily on whether you are in a negotiation position or not. Marketing skills are a requisite ingredient in our everyday lives be it in relationships, marriage, work place, leadership, management, the pulpit, entrepreneurship. Name it. We must ...

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When start-ups should engage management consultants

One of my readers sent in these questions after reading my previous article on management consultants. Here are my responses to him, which I hope will also resonate with many others. QUESTION: At what scale should a start-up engage management consultants ? ANSWER: You can have a consultant as far ...

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