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Educating A New Generation Of Leaders

TEDTALKS: INSPIRED TALKS BY THE WORLD’S LEADING THINKERS AND DOERS EDUCATING A NEW GENERATION OF LEADERS Patrick Awuah leaves a promising career at Microsoft and returns home with a commitment to educating young people in critical thinking and ethical service, values he believes are crucial for the nation-building ahead. Patrick Awuah attended…..

Innovation In Digital Journalism

Mobile: With 5 billion devices units in use, mobile has become an important tool for news. Google seeks projects that use mobile devices to produce, deliver, consume, share and otherwise engage with news. Maji Mazuri would provide a community owned radio station where people can text opinions (to the radio) and…..

Lusting While Loathing

Being “jilted” can concurrently increase desire to obtain an outcome, but reduce its actual attractiveness. Thus, people can come to both want something more and like it less. By “jilted” we mean —  being thwarted from obtaining a desired outcome. Think about for example the folk-wisdom of “playing hard-to-get” in…..


In this age of minimalist expression our constricted, teeming minds are too enamored of style and cool to engage fully with reality, let alone aspire to nobility. We are so grateful to be temporarily distracted we rarely complain about the lack of heart or meaning we find in the preponderance…..

Three Things..

Three things in life that, once gone, never come back – 1. Time 2. Words 3. Opportunity Three things in life that can destroy a person – 1. Pride 2. Anger 3. Unforgiveness Three things in life that you should never lose- 1. Hope 2. Peace 3. Honesty Three things…..

It’s No Laughing Matter

What Doctors Think About the Bailout Package. . . The Allergists voted to scratch it, but the Dermatologists advised not to make any rash moves. The Gastroenterologists had sort of a gut feeling about it, but the Neurologists thought the Administration had a lot of nerve. The Obstetricians felt they…..

A Legacy of Leadership: A Heritage of Hope

A head, a heart and a helping hand… Growing up, this was all my mother urged me to be. This was her legacy to me, as it had been her mother’s to her. I was born on July 2nd at Agha Khan Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya. I spent the formative…..

The Long Good Bye

Sure I’ve thought of him now and then – his smile, his kiss, his hypnotic gaze. I still have memories of how he said my name, his washboard tummy with ripples in only all the right places. I think of the comfortable comradeship, the killer chemistry, his voice, his words,…..

Voice Of A Broken Heart

Between my dates with Ben & Jerry and the Vanity Fair, I noticed that I’ve learnt a few things from life’s experiences. I’ve learnt that kisses aren’t contracts and presents aren’t promises, and after a while even sunshine burns if you get too much.. Life’s too short to wake up…..

Natural Highs

Loved #45. What’s your favorite? 1. Falling in love. 2. Laughing so hard your face hurts. 3. A hot shower. 4. No lines at the supermarket. 5. A special glance. 6. Getting mail…from someone you know. 7. Taking a drive on a pretty road. 8. Hearing your favorite song on…..