I had always wanted to visit Africa. For us, the Finnish, it seems to be the undiscovered continent. After talking with some of my friends, it turned out that I had a chance to take care of two flies on one stroke: I could visit Africa and at the same time work as a volunteer.
At the faculty of law, while in university, Tony, a good friend, told me that if I wanted to be a leader I had to be shrewd, demanding on friends, merciless when they let me down, and make sure I made more money than they did. Leadership, he said, was about power, influence and results.
The principle of influence has a two fold application since people can have a negative effect on us as well as a positive effect. On your journey to achieve your goals, you will stir up both those who want to help you and those who want to hinder you.
The excursion to Ndeiya was one of a kind, to say the least. It was an event that followed two others which had taken place the previous night: a barbecue and a get-together with Silvano Borruso on the Battle of Lepanto.
In order to understand the stock exchange we must venture to the rationale for it: Why does it exist?
Most people have been involved in trade in its simple forms, say, buying tomatoes in the grocery shop and giving money in exchange for the tomatoes. Well, that is the basic theory of tra de and that is what the stock exchange means in its rudimentary form.
Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested – Sir Francis Bacon.
Robinson Crusoe is the hero and shortened title of The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York, Mariner. It is Daniel Defoe’s (1659-1731) most famous work of art and has even been described as an immortal classic, loved by people of varied ages and backgrounds.
Have you ever wondered about the radio industry in Kenya? Have you ever taken a stroll along Radio Avenue and made a critical observation of the quality of work done there? Maybe you have, or maybe you have never.
Have you ever gone somewhere, not sure why you are going there or what you will find there? That is the exact feeling I got the first time I made up my mind to come to Satima. The feeling was so strong that it aroused some element of anxiety in my blood stream. Ideas of what I would find there kept bombarding my brain. I could feel shock waves on my nerves. To my amazement, the shocks were more like music from within. I was almost dancing to its tunes.