The cost of innovation

The paramount doctrine of the economic and technological euphoria of recent decades has been that everything depends on innovation. It was understood that as desirable, and even when necessary, that we should go on and on from one technological innovation to the next, which would cause the economy to "grow" and make everything better and… Continue reading The cost of innovation

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The irony of choosing a career

The typical job-search contests continue to dispute what really ensures success for someone starting out in a new career. While some argue that starting out in a small company offers the flexibility of juggling various mid-level management roles, others contend that a corporate structure provides the best place to get more regulated on-the-job training and… Continue reading The irony of choosing a career

uganda: let’s delete the word ‘potential’ from our national dictionary

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ON Wednesday morning I jumped out of bed as a rainstorm raged on outside trying to make it difficult for the lazy-minded to leave their beds.
I could have done with a few extra minutes of sleep that morning but the night before I had said something on a radio talk show about how unjustified it was for most of us to sleep at all, given the amount of work we needed to do to develop Uganda.
The thought that someone could call me out for spending longer in bed than I had publicly said was necessary drove me to my desk, so I was watching the storm through the window over the top of my computer as I made my day’s plan, thinking how happy the farming community must be about this weather change.
Only three people these past two weeks have spoken to me about the rains having…

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Technical Institutions: An alternative to create employers.

Over the years, technical and vocational institutes have carried a negative stigma in our society. This is because most people are so caught up in the formal school setting. Vocational institutes are looked at as a dead-end option for underachieving students. So, it's hardly an alternative for the average Ugandan household. However, given the recent… Continue reading Technical Institutions: An alternative to create employers.

The Homerun: If you’re willing, then it’s possible.

The homerun obstacle race was scheduled for late last month and I was so looking forward to it. Unfortunately, a few days prior to the race I got sick and started second guessing my participation. This run was meant to demonstrate the challenges that refugees face while fleeing their home countries, usually in small families.… Continue reading The Homerun: If you’re willing, then it’s possible.