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Outdoors Africa combines consultancy and professional training expertise to deliver tangible improvements for personal and organizational performance and transformation. The team at Outdoors Africa draws on a wealth of experience, from bespoke consultancy through to experiential training, coaching, management and leadership programs to create the right solutions for you.
30 09, 2013

Adversity, like city siege, brings out the best in people

September 30th, 2013|0 Comments|

The Westgate Mall hostage case has certainly brought out the true character of who Kenyans are. Words like patriotism, selflessness, humanity and kindness have been shown by people of diverse creed, religion, ethnicity, class and background.

As we go through the healing, all are motivated to overcome the trauma. Unfortunately, however, not all will do. […]

  • A woman at a supermarket in Nyeri County following introduction of VAT on commodities that were previously zero rated. FILE
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    Tough choices ahead for businesses, buyers in the face of new tax

23 09, 2013

Tough choices ahead for businesses, buyers in the face of new tax

September 23rd, 2013|0 Comments|

It started with the increase in prices as traders came to terms with the Value Added Tax (VAT) Act, 2013 that imposed tax on goods that had previously been zero-rated.

The new 16 per cent charge to goods prices by traders and manufacturers caught most people unawares. They had not anticipated having to dig deeper […]

  • Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest man at JKIA on September 5, 2013. Photo/William Oeri
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    Key business lessons from Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote

16 09, 2013

Key business lessons from Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote

September 16th, 2013|0 Comments|

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan arrived in Kenya two weeks ago. The three-day state visit saw the two economic powerhouses ink several trade and cooperation pacts in what is seen as an “east meets west” push.

A large entourage of Nigerian business moguls accompanied President Jonathan, among them Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote.

Mr Dangote is the […]

9 09, 2013

You want to keep a successful business? Avoid complacency

September 9th, 2013|0 Comments|

I first came across Nokia as a university student in Egerton in the year 2000. Those were the days when phones were limited to voice calls, texts and a few “extras”. During those days, we had phones-and we had Nokias. At the top of the pecking order sat the Nokia 3310.

The brand was so […]

2 09, 2013

Generation Y have what it takes to thrive in business

September 2nd, 2013|0 Comments|

Some travellers come to a village, carrying nothing more than an empty pot. Upon their arrival, the villagers were unwilling to share any of their food stores with the hungry travellers.

The travellers filled the pot with water, dropped a large stone in it, and placed it over a fire in the village square. One […]