George Wachiuri - CEO Optiven Group

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George Wachiuri is the Chief Executive Officer of Optiven Group, a leading brand in Kenya that has interests in real estate and hospitality. He is also the Chairman and Trustee of Optiven Foundation, a charity arm that is guided by four pillars namely; provision of education to needy children, poverty alleviation, promotion of health and environmental protection. He has indefatigably been at the fore-front of empowering Kenyans and Africans in Diaspora, especially to invest in the real estate sector. George Wachiuri is also a family man and a celebrated author of bestselling books; ‘Soaring like an Eagle’ and ‘Unleash your full Potential’.... Read More>>


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Instalight Power Solutions- Power Your Power With Clean Energy

Power outages in Kenya have become a major problem. They come at a time when we are watching our favorite TV program. Your phone could have lost charge, hence you are not able to recharge, and maybe leading to missing that all important call. You may have carried work home to work on your laptop but you cannot complete it because the laptop battery has reached its critical level and gone off. With lights off, staying in the darkness for long can be very irritating. Read More

Investment, Advice and Commentaries June 11, 2014

How to be happy

Happiness boils down to your outlook on life. It is also determined by the quality of your relationship and very basic amenities like good governance and good utilization of community resources. Happiness is never determined by the amount of money you have, properties that you own or investments that you own. How do you unlock the happiness with you?

  1. Be Optimistic – be always grateful for the things that you have. Always view the glass half
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Investment, Advice and Commentaries May 30, 2014

How To Market Your Business With Little Or No Capital

  1. Word of mouth – this is a very effective strategy as enjoy telling people what you do. It’s very important that in your 60 seconds introduction of yourself, mention what you do and tell people why they should give you business. Remember people do not buy products or services, they buy benefits. Do not sell hand bags sell lifestyles, Do not sell plots but sell investments. Just be creative and package what you are selling
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Investment, Advice and Commentaries May 27, 2014

Businesses You Can Start With No or Little Capital

Online sales – use Google trader, Amazon. Com, olx etc  Independent sales person – distribute products on behalf, partner with manufactures or sell for commission Independent driver – be a driver for hire. Package yourself as top notch chauffeur and charge a premium. Car sales – use people’s money to facilitate imports, Sell on behalf or act as a link between the buyer and the seller Land agent – be a genuine agent and you will have an edge. Be known as the only honest broker in your are Computer expert – installing softwares, repaires and cleaning.


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  • Website consultant – be the best website designer, give online support, help clients on goggle analytics and charge a fee
  • Tutoring – look at youth counselling, proposal writing, business plans, Cv writing,
  • Investment, Advice and Commentaries May 23, 2014

    Do it yourself and Work From Home

    Good morning my great fans. Let us thank God for giving us yet another Day. This is a priceles gift.

    Do it yourself – A friend of mine was sharing with me on how he started a TV Station called YOUTH TV.  He explained to me how in the the first one year he was the designer, producer, photographer, youth mobilizer, accountant and he was literally everything. He had difficulties but today his digital youth TV have got hundreds of followers. Yes, you can start something and do it yourself. I personally have done it and it works. I challenge you to start and you will see how creative you can be within you. In fact you are already a resource by yourself. You are a human capital so you have the capital right now. Make yourself flexible and turn your dreams into action, activities and eureka, you will be doing business transactions.


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  • Work from home. Wah! You are asking, George HOW? Yes , it’s possible, where you sleep at night can be converted into an office during the day. You save on office rent, government licences since you already paid house rent. I remember I used to be a car agent and all what I required was Internet and a list of my friends
  • Investment, Advice and Commentaries May 22, 2014

    What Causes Business to Succeed and Prosper

    Creativity – try something new and do not copy others. This will make you different and unique and hence ability to compete well in the market place. When thinking of a business to engage in, explore options and do a thorough evaluation. Have a list of your dream businesses, shortlist the top five and come up with one that align with your passion and zeal. It is good to settle on a business venture that you can do even if you are not paid for it

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    Video Gallery May 22, 2014

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     George Wachiuri on K24 Alfajiri Start up 101
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    About Me May 22, 2014

    About Me

    George Wachiuri is the founder and C.E.O Optiven Group. He is an astute Business man & Entrepreneur, Author, Motivator, Philanthropist,Lecturer, serves in the Church as an Elder among others.

    EDUCATONAL BACKGROUND

    • Currently Pursuing PhD Degree at Jomo Kenyatta University of Technology (JKUAT)
    • Masters of Business Administration from University of Nairobi
    • Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing Option)
    • Certified Public Accountant – CPA (K).
    • Awarded a global award in the US Mashujaa Awards (Business & Entrepreneurship category) as the Best & Most Innovative Entrepreneur.
    • Awarded the Best & Most Entrepreneurial Student at the University of Nairobi in 1997.

    EXPERIENCE

    • Over 17 Years working experience
    • Worked with International firms e.g. United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF), International Organization for Migration (IOM), Lutheran World Federation (LWF), World Vision Somalia (WVS), And leading local companies like Uchumi Chain of Supermarkets
    • He has lectured at Daystar University
    • Sits as a Board Member at the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA)
    • Sits as a Board Member at the Kenya Property Developers Association
    • A member of board of Brookhurst International School

    George Wachiuri has authored three books

    • First one titled – Soaring like an Eagle
    • Second one – Unleash your Full potential
    • George has authored the third book Heal our land in Collaboration with Sam Okello From Sahel Publishers

    The proceeds from these Books go to Optiven Foundation, a charity that gives back to the Society through Sponsoring Bright needy average Students, Promotion of Health, Poverty alleviation, among others.” Read More

    Publications May 21, 2014

    Soar Like an Eagle Memoir

    Your success depend on your attitude towards life. You are able to be what you want. You have the capacity within you to be the best. You can be a person of great influence. You are the best God ever created. Read this book and your life will never be the same again. You will be extremely encouraged. It will make you change your perception about your own life…

    The Book costs Ksh 1,000 at Tuskys Supermarkets or from the author at Optiven Ltd , Barclays Plaza, 14th Floor

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    Investment, Advice and Commentaries May 21, 2014

    Here are 15 things that bold leaders never do

    They Never Fail To Lead. Bold leaders lead. They set an example for the rest of their team to follow. They don’t expect more of their team than they do of themselves. Bold leaders are always in front exhibiting the commitment and the work ethic that shines the way forward.

    They Are Never Lukewarm. Bold leaders are also people with passion. When their gut tells them that their mission is on target they explode with enthusiasm that carries others along with them.

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    Investment, Advice and Commentaries May 21, 2014

    Discipline Of Persistence

    Drive yourself to keep on keeping on. Do not quite even if you feel like. The best is just about to come. Always strive to gain more courage to endure. Yes, you can make it. Refuse to be discouraged. Do not agree to those negative voices from your friends. Do not seek advise from people who are negative. They will drain all your energy

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  • Your persistence is your believe in yourself. Love yourself, go to the mirror and talk to yourself. Tell yourself that you are Gods best on earth. Walk like a King/Queen. Have self confidence. When you are down. Wake up and go. Do not stay there. ..oh…I am JUST A FORM 4….so what? Go to college and pursue your education. I am Just a graduate in sociology. ..Do your masters . ..NOWADAYS THERE ARE NO JOBS….go out there
  • Investment, Advice and Commentaries May 21, 2014

    Discipline of Excellent Health Habit

    1. The key to great physical health is to eat less and exercise more every day. Morning exercise is preferred.
    2. Top performers work-out for not less than 30 minutes a day
    3. Avoid going to Bed immediately after eating. Have at least three hours gap
    4. Finally get regular medical check ups. The same way you take your car to gurage, take yourself for check up.

    If you follow this I assure you that you will stay alert, feel better, get more motivated, feel fresh and you will live enthusiastic life.

    Investment, Advice and Commentaries May 21, 2014

    Discipline of Hard Work

    1. Self made billionaires work 7 days in a week
    2. Hard work open more success doors (I will serialise a story soon of a class four dropout was selling mitumba in ngara and he now import cars and he just bought his second house in the up-market)
    3. Research shows that an average person waste 50 % of their time.
    4. Today make a point of reclaiming three hours. .how? Inbox me and I will explain
    5. If you work in the office set up, avoid early morning meetings

    I wish you a great day as you refocus your life.

    Investment, Advice and Commentaries May 21, 2014

    Discipline Of Daily Goal Setting

    1. Goal setting gives you focus and concentration
    2. Goal setting enhance your ability and clarity on what you want
    3. Goal setting guides you on what you want in life
    4. Goal setting answers the question “why I am here? “
    5. Goal setting reprogram your subconscious mind
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