Al Kags

Larry Madowo on Digital Migration (Oops!) – a hoi polloi response.

Posted by in Mine, Thought Leadership, world view

Larry Madowo has spoken on digital migration and as a Kenyan (who is a big Larry Madowo fan), I am perplexed. For one, I am perplexed at his tone. As a public personality myself (okay, just on social media – and not nearly as big time as Larry), I know that it does not pay to talk down to people – whether they know the meaning of DVBT2 or not. In his blog post, he has chosen to take a condescending approach to explaining his company’s position. I am not…read more

Masaibu: couples at the supermarket – heaven and hell depending on who you ask.

Posted by in Me, Mine, world view

Have you ever watched couples in the supermarket? The chap usually looks (and feels, I assure you) like he would calmly stroll over to the knife section and stab himself multiple times… he is using his limited intelligence to finds all ways to exercise patience. He is thinking ” we have a list. There is no reason why we should spend 15 minutes an aisle!” She, meanwhile is blissfully unaware, stopping at every product (that is not on the list) , which she examines with the concentration of Einstein, then…read more

7 Jobs that will soon be extinct – and 1 industry that has radically changed.

Posted by in African issues, Global, Me, Society, Thought Leadership, world view

There was a time when to make a phone call, you needed to find your way to a building (home, office etc) to find a telephone to call someone who, to recieve your call, needed to be near a phone in another building. In those days, you arranged to meet at a certain place and generally contented yourself to wait for a period of time if that person got late – you had no way of knowing if they got held up or cancelled. In those days, there were actual…read more