The musings of a disruptive thinker…

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Posts about Web Dev
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New web project: Saint Evo

New web project: Saint Evo Saint Evo is an East African DJ Producer from Nairobi ...
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New web project: Sarakasi Trust, Kenya

New web project: Sarakasi Trust, Kenya Sarakasi Trust is a wonderful NGO based in Nairobi, ...
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Santuri.org

New website for Santuri.org

Just completed: a new website for Santuri.org Santuri are a wonderful collection of people working ...
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You and the web

A random conversation with a friend while out on saturday night, yielded a kind of ...
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website

Demistifying what’s involved in getting a website

Demistifying what's involved in getting a website Over the years I've talked to a lot ...
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LOVEnairobi - the portal for kenyan video

LOVEnairobi the Kenyan Video Portal

LOVEnairobi.com came into being as a response to issues in the Kenyan creative industries,  some ...
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Web Dev | Ol-lentille.com | Kenya

Ol-Lentille.com goes live

The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille is an amazing place - about 3hrs out into the ...
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Lovenairobi.com

LOVEnairobi goes live!

Today after many weeks with my head buried in code, barely sleeping, LOVEnairobi.com went live ...
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Kongonicamp.com goes live

One of the great things about making this website was the amazing coffee and food ...
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Tedd Josiah archive

This was an interesting project. Tedd Josiah - a well-known producer in Kenya, had been ...
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Posts for Musicians
digital music

Digital Managment

Digital Management It's a bit of a simplification but the old management models for musicians were either being 'sponsored' by ...
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5 things musicians are getting wrong

The top 5 things many Kenyan musicians are doing wrong

The top 5 things many Kenyan musicians are doing wrong. (might also apply to musicians in other countries) 1. Getting ...
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Web strategy for successful musicians

Web strategy for successful musicians The 'digital' needs of a successful musician are very different to those of those musicians ...
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Zero Budget Online Strategy for Musicians

Zero budget online strategy doesnt need to have zero impact. I write these posts for musicians for two reasons. The ...
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MillionsOfFans

Show your fans some LOVE

Your fans are your future Loyal fans are sticky As a musician if you grow a real fan, they will ...
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Freemium and the music business

The Freemium model and why it's useful to the Music Business What is the freemium model? The freemium model is ...
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online checkup for musicians

Online checkup for Musicians

Musicians - online checkup 10 quick checks to find out if your online presence is working well for you.   ...
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musicians and producers

Some tough words for Kenyan artists about paying for production

Some tough words for Kenyan artists about paying for production People complain a lot about the state of the creative ...
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strategy for your facebook page

10 simple tips for Kenyan musicians to make your Facebook Page work better for you

10 simple tips for Kenyan musicians to make your Facebook Page work better for you   Make sure the information ...
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website

Demistifying what’s involved in getting a website

Demistifying what's involved in getting a website Over the years I've talked to a lot of people about getting a ...
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5 zero budget options for your web

5 alternatives to paying for a website for musicians

5 alternatives to paying for a website for musicians You may find it funny why a web developer is suggesting ...
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10 things for online engagement

10 things musicians can do to get more engagement online

10 things musicians can do to get more engagement online. Aiming for more likes and more followers does not guarantee ...
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digital strategy

Musicians – is online working for YOU or are you working for online?

So much of an artists time or his/her team can be spent on building likes on Facebook and keeping the ...
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Posts about Media Projects
success_1

I wanna be FAMOUS

So far I've spent 3+ yrs doing various things in the music industry in Kenya. My problem was I didn't ...
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Children for peace

Children for Peace is a short video made with the children of Langata Village, Nairobi - talking about peace during ...
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Vox Pop Series

Vox Pop series - filmed in Nairobi during the run up the Kenyan Elections in 2013. Following the extreme violence ...
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Proud shop owners of Langata village 2

Proud Owners

It struck me while living in Langata, that the daily sight of the tin hut shops - the butchers, greengrocers ...
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Tommy Moto meets Rajahsie-i

Assests for the CD all ready! Tommy Moto meets Rajahsie-i is a Thai 4 piece with lead singer and songwriter, ...
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Posts about eLearning

How to get better engagement in online learning

Engagement comes from lots of small things rather than one catchall solution One of the biggest problems with any kind ...
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Lessons from an online learning community

The National College for School leadership, took an unusual step back in 2006 and hired a bunch of us from ...
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Women & mobiles

Some thoughts for International Womens Day World bank data shows that women are the next big target group for mobile ...
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The Happiness Hypothesis, eLearning & Change

If the research and case studies in Chip and Dan Heaths book ‘switch’ is anything to go by, then some ...
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Cracking the eLearn nut

If you read the text books, eLearning should have overtaken more traditional classroom methods for business years ago. The case ...
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Learning in the adult world

In the past i think we've been too compartmentalist and thought that when it comes to professional training we humans ...
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Random Musings

How to ask for help

How to ask for help and the power of invisible social contracts There is an unwritten social contract – an ...
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African booty – the sleeping lion?

African booty   As an outsider ... How easy it is to see the riches and wonder of this continent ...
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No content with no content

Who is creating content? So many websites, so much chatter, so little content. What i'm wondering is, whether it's all ...
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Rebellion in a tutu

Have been doing some clearing out and I came across an album some students gave me when I left the ...
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Who owns Africa ?

The status quo is not working. It bothers me that I see so many references to other nations pillaging Africa ...
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Living at the base of the pyramid

Living at the base of the pyramid - an attempt to explain the real issues of not having enough money ...
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Honesty

It's a kind of old fashioned concept and one that doesnt seem to be talked about much, other than to ...
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Young Kenyan entrepreneurs and zero budgets

I spent a couple of months at the end of last year working on a reality TV show behind the ...
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Passions are 5D

I had a cute bar and coffee shop, Love Cafe - just a hop and a step from one of the ...
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Illusive self esteem

i had not fared well at school, i had no reading culture, no information sources easily at hand and no-one ...
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Rescue Helicopters

Rescue helicopter syndrome is the modern equivalent of the hustle, just cooler - renaming the hustle as investment or aid ...
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Can’t and But should be banned

My week seems to have been dominated by the words can't  and but - two of the most hopeless words in ...
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Nairobi

The map of Nairobi is slowly growing in my head, the getting lost teaches me more than the getting it ...
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Rescue Helicopters

Money from the sky i call it, whether it be for an entrepreneurial venture or for a person in difficulty, ...
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Peace & Love man

"Peace & Love",  "peace man",  "love life",  "spread the love",  this kinda thing all just make me want to boil ...
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One voice can count

One thing i love about the internet is that its leveled the playing field - everyone can be published, everyone ...
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10 top ways not to get a job

After looking for interns in Nairobi for my mobile learning social enterprise - here are some lessons i can pass ...
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Words and Poems

Sonnet: on waiting

Sonnet on waiting   the point at which this life does twist and turn where darkness creeps behind me as ...
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Love

love is a free gift unearned love is the hard lesson to be learned love is being lost then found ...
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the un-merry-go-round

the un-merry-go-round more than one ball in play who's holding that now i looked away pass-the-parcel is not a sport ...
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Base of the pyramid

Put survival on the table and everything else drops off morality is left for sunday best swapped for I can ...
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Nairobi

feel the heat of the beat on the street nairobi matatu, ugali fat cats dissing, demeanin tha shilling fightin the ...
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Waiting to breathe out

have me another hill to climb have me a mountain of crime against this heart of mine he who said ...
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Thats tha deal

most dont make it most people fake it keepin it real thats tha deal money fr tradin not for the ...
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One voice

the voices that speak out break the status quo the lives lived full are the ones people call crazy the ...
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one not two

complicatin intoxicating pain no gain restrain these are the daily grind of a troubled mind driven by an unsmart heart ...
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I am…

I am not the money I have earned or squandered I am not my successes or my failures I am ...
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Buru Buru

my room shadowed from the mile high sun window bars metal doors padlock and gate keep me safe shops with ...
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Being lovely sucks

who will catch me if i fall when did i become the catcher not the catched did someone tweet it ...
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Posts about Change

Poverty

Poverty Who should be telling who I'm writing something bigger about change but that and life has had me thinking ...
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Myths about change

Change is something we resist naturally - there is a simplicity and peace in not changing. Even if we want ...
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The change process

It's a rough model for now - but what it does show is that change is a cyclic process with ...
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Can’t and But should be banned

My week seems to have been dominated by the words can't  and but - two of the most hopeless words in ...
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Change >>>

Social change is the 'hot' development topic these days - the domain of the social entrepreneur. Where outcomes and impact ...
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“Teach a man to fish” doesn’t work

Just going to sidestep a little back to my time in Thailand. I was living next to an extended family ...
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On stuckness & uncertainty

When the randomness of life kicks us in the cajónes, our base human drive to flee or fight kicks in ...
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If aid is broken …

Seems like the last month in 'development aid' news has been dotted with examples of where traditional aid models have ...
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The Happiness Hypothesis, eLearning & Change

If the research and case studies in Chip and Dan Heaths book ‘switch’ is anything to go by, then some ...
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