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Tertiary institutions key to Kenya's quest for innovations

Research shows that there is a direct correlation between education and economic development of any country.  This can be attested by the way many economies world over push for provision of basic education for all and even increased access at higher levels of education. In Kenya, fighting ignorance has been a primary focus since independence and a lot of progress has been registered to this end. According to World Bank, in 2015, Kenya’s adult literacy rates stood at 78.0 and 67.0 percent for males and females, respectively which compares favorably with the Sub-Saharan Africa average of 69.0 and 52.0 per cent for males and females, respectively.

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Innovation, work flexibility can unlock Nairobi traffic

When a typical employee who works five or six days a week in a firm that operates in Nairobi wakes up in the morning, they contend with a number of statistics.

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Good learning environment sparks innovation

IS THERE A HEALTHY and honest dialogue, or are managers simply giving directives and expecting employees to carry them out? Are training and learning high priorities in your organisation? Are the values of the organisation clearly stated? Do most employees know what these values are and live by them?

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How to nurture a thriving culture of innovation in an organisation

I was recently invited to speak at a forum on how to start an in-novation programme. We focused on how to create an environment that encourages innovation. We also wanted to make it as simple and straight forward as possible. This was informed by the fact that innovation programmes should make things effective, more sys-tematic and predictable.

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Why clear business model is essential for your venture

It is common for organisations to struggle with their business models. This is common where there has been no deliberate effort to craft and constantly review the business model. It is also common where too many activities may be confused with the business models.

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