My Reading List, 24.06.2014

Thought I’d share my [current] reading list. My blogging habits have not really changed, still intermittent. Kelly McGonigal – The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do To Get More of It, [interesting read on how to change habits etc] Ben Horowitz – The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building […]

Dimension Data makes a bid for Access Kenya

Dimension Data South Africa, a subsidiary of Japanese telco, NTT Docomo, has made a bid for Access Kenya, a Kenyan ISP listed on the Nairobi Stock Exchange. Details here (via Reuters). This is interesting for a few reasons Access Kenya has been struggling Safaricom has been growing their corporate data offering (after their purchase of […]

Magic Beans – Where to get great coffee beans in Nairobi

I’d like to firstly point out that this is purely subjective (has everything to do with my palette). The following are my top picks for coffee in Nairobi, in no particular order. Jacana Coffee – Available at the River Cafe, you have a choice on how it’s roasted (they stock green beans) and ground. So, depending on […]

ICT Policy Incongruence in Kenya

Kenya has made great strides in ICT in the last eight odd year.  We have moved from being what can only be considered 19th Century living (poor electricity supply, no internet connectivity, barely any telephone access etc), to being one of the regional ICT innovation hubs, with companies like Safaricom (Kenya’s telecommunication juggernaut, which is one of 4 […]

The Fairmont Norfolk – A Coffee Lovers Dream :-)

The Norfolk hotel is one of the oldest hotel establishments in Kenya, I believe they are roughly 107 years old, having been established in 1904 thereabouts. I won’t do a full review of the Norfolk coffee experience. Or hotel experience for that matter.  My focus is on the coffee in this particular case. I was […]