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Lessons From Crisis

Thinking about a crisis I faced about 5 years ago where I had suffered burn out that led me to resign from work as I could no longer function and at the same time a business my friends and I had built, which was to be my retirement plan, collapsed. I was discouraged and depressed, […]

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Arise, Shine, Invest, Act

One of the frustrations of this Covid 19 Pandemic season is the lack a voice that gives clear direction, that facilitates our confronting brutal facts yet retaining hope, that calls us to courage, unity, and kindness.  My frustration is compounded by the fact that in point this out 4 fingers point at me as I […]

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Lessons From A Selfie Haircut

I have not been able to visit a barber shop since the enactment of protocols to address the Covid 19 pandemic.  2 weeks in I decide to and succeeded at shaving myself.  My reflection from this change was that I need to assess if the services I offer will still be required when the protocols […]

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The Fierce Urgency Of Now

“We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there “is” such a thing as being too late. This is no time for apathy or complacency. This is a time for vigorous and positive action.” Rev […]

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Lesson Learnt From An Early Morning Bike Ride

Cycling has been one the ways I have chosen to keep fit but as I prefer to run, I have been a fairly inconsistent cyclist.  I therefore recently joined a group of early morning cyclists who regularly cycle about 5 times a week.  I did so with some trepidation but when I heard some would […]

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How Do You Fight?

Did you get into those fights in school that began with ‘hit the stone from my hand’ or ‘cross this line’?  I had a few, one which came to mind recently.  I cannot remember the cause of the fight, but I remember the fight because it was one of the few I had in primary […]

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Man In The Mirror

My name is Antony Mwaniki and over the last 2 weeks I have nursed anger that I cannot shake off.  Anger that that was aroused by the senseless murder of 51-year-old James Mureithi in a Nairobi slum.  Anger at the mistreatment meted out on Charles Mwenda as he sought to bury his wife in Meru.  […]

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God Can Provide

It is estimated that about 2.5 Million Israelites (Men, Women and Children) along with their livestock left Egypt under Moses’ leadership.  It took them 40 years before they reached Canaan.  During that time the bible records in Deuteronomy 8:3-4: He humbled you, causing you to hunger and then feeding you with manna, which neither you […]

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Stockdale Paradox

Admiral Jim Stockdale spent 8 years in what is referred as the Hanoi Hilton as a prisoner of war during the height of the Vietnam war.  When asked by author Jim Collins “Who did not make it out?” He answered, “The optimists”.  This is because the optimists believed things would get better fast and because […]