Social Media is one of the most positively influential tool in our world today. On the flip side though, I have observed that it can be used to spread hate, and unfortunately so. I have severally experienced many social media enthusiasts spreading some form of hate to their former friends turned foes.
Covid-19 pandemic has brought the whole world into a situation that was unprecedented and has never been experienced by anyone during our lifetime. Experts say that the cycle could take about more than another 8 weeks to overcome and we trust God that it will end at least earlier than that.
Adding VALUE to OTHERS is the Best thing in Life – Join the movement in 2020
Life is a gift, it is short, it has challenges galore and sometimes one may feel like giving up. Such situations have led to very many people committing suicide, engaging in drugs or just giving up, waiting for fate to deal with them.
It was extremely humbling to be recognized for Service to Humanity and Leadership to Humanity and to be awarded as African Business Personality Award 2018 By Voice Achievers, Netherlands – Asante Sana! This Award is not my Award but it is an Optiven Team Award.
Amani Ridge – The Place of Peace is an ultra-modern Mini-City that neighbours Nova Pioneer School and Tatu City. As one of Optiven Group’s prime projects, it is located only 3.2kms off Kiambu-Kamiti Road and is easily accessible from Kiambu Road and Thika Super-Highway, via the Eastern By-Pass.
Here are some quick goal-setting tips that can guide you towards a much more successful year 2018. They have worked for me over the years. I call them the six ‘Fs’ of Life:
Who said that electioneering period must be a bad omen for the business community? Far from it – Here are some positive ways you can adopt to keep your business afloat.
The potential to grow your business into an empire that matches or surpasses that of great business magnates such as Jeff Bezos, Anne Mulcahy, Brad Smith, Howard Schultz , Larry Page is very much within your reach!
Trailblazing Optiven Group CEO George Wachiuri is now the Best Entrepreneur – Africa 2017 – Diaspora Entertainment Awards & Recognition (D.E.A.R) awards.
The human mind thirsts for a good book the same way the sword yearns for a perfect grindstone, if it is to keep its edge forever as sharp.
Some say Ksh 1,000 is not enough to start any business in Kenya, but there are several businesses, which thrive in Kenya that started with such small investments. The following are businesses to start with Ksh 1,000 – Ksh 5,000 in Kenya
Doing business is not child play and one mistake can bring you down to square one. It is good to have a role model whom you study from a far and learn how they run successful business empires.
There are many ideas in the world today but only a small potion of these ideas move to action and transformative stage. So, how can you move your idea from a thought to something more tangible? Here are 5 ways to win a good idea.
It is said that, ‘you are a product of what your thought yesterday’. This is because thinking changes your destiny. According to John Maxwell, ‘Everything begins with a thought’. If you change your thinking, adapting a positive mindset, then the future will be changed too. After all, life is what you think about the whole day. How then do we achieve thinking for change?
In the heart of Kamakis, a young man has spent at least 7 hours on his phone, calling, texting, smsing and whatsapping. There is a new breathe of life in him from the last time he was addicted to betting. His family got so tired of him lazing about without anything to show for the skills he learnt at the TVET college he attended.
We all have enormous individual capacities to achieve more than we can probably envisage. These abilities help us to set and achieve our objectives, to perform functions, to solve problems and to develop the means and conditions required to succeed.
The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be, these are wise words from Ralph Waldo Emerson, renowned American essayist and philosopher. And in order to become the person that you dream of becoming, you must purpose to execute the following:
11 October is the International Day of the Girl, aimed at highlighting and addressing the needs and challenges girls face. The day also promotes girls’ empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights. The theme for this year is Unscripted and Unstoppable.
As I bid good bye to the month of July, I am aware of the challenges that the month of August brings to many families. On the most part, a number of parents are looking forward to taking sometime to spend with their children. Some who are blessed will be taking time off to go on holiday while those with deep roots in the village, may well be planning a time to engage with the farm and while at it, teach their children one or two things about growing up.
My friends and I are mulling over the phenomenon of lack of jobs that is fast making some achieving graduates to desperate measures in order to survive. What comes to mind in the interim is the sad case of the trending feature on CITIZEN dubbed First Class Betrayal. This is the story line of a real life experience of one young man who graduated top of his class in actuarial science but was not able to get gainful employment.
Here is the big question: Is it okay to buy land with a charge? Or in other words, is it okay to buy land that has been purchased by a developer through a bank loan? It is highly likely that the portion of land or the plot of land that you are about to purchase from any of the well-established land developers in Kenya is funded by a financier.
The 11th of July every year provides a good opportunity to look into the needs of any population in the world. This is because, the World Population Day is observed worldwide on this day. The aim of such an observation and celebration is to shift the focus towards the urgency and the significance of issues related to population.
George Wachiuri, the CEO, Optiven Group, has been appointed as a member of the International Leadership University (ILU) Governing Council. He joins other fellow senior and experienced leaders in public and private sectors who will be exercising general oversight over ILU and its affairs.
A lot has changed in the society we live in and the old expectation that children are insurance for the future is quickly disappearing in the smog. The child of today is nothing compared to those who consider themselves adults in 2019. The race is on in life for parents to create a better future for their children and those who have caught the wave understand all too well that the compass has moved and so must our strategy as parents.
The news of the success of students from Kenya’s Strathmore University School of Law becoming the first African team to win the John H. Jackson Moot Court on World Trade Organization (WTO) Law continues to elicit a lot of excitement on the local scene. Of course our team of students from Strathmore in Madaraka are a bright lot of brainy humans.
As you press the accelerator pedal on your way to succeeding in life, you might as well need to pull over for a moment and check the kind of company that you have on board, in the ‘car’ that is your life. Here are the 5 most important people that must be on board.
As one Barrie Davenport aptly states, low self-confidence is not a life sentence. Self-confidence can be learned, practiced, and mastered – just like any other skill. Once you have mastered it, everything in your life will change for the better.
Happy International Day of Families to you! The day is celebrated on the 15th of May and is recognized by the United Nations since 1993. While the celebrations are a big deal for organizations such as Optiven Group, that are family centric, there is a new shift in how families exist in this century.
The international day for books is not among the many important global observances that is celebrated the world over. Perhaps because not many are avid readers or lovers of books in particular. It takes a lot of discipline and even more, a desire to improve on one’s knowledge to be able to be a reader.