13 Oct 2017

    BLOCKCHAIN REVOLUTION

    The World Wide Ledger

    Over 30 years, no digital theorist of the age has better explained the next big thing than Don Tapscott. For instance, in Wikinomics Tapscott was the first to show how the Internet provides the first global platform for mass collaboration. Now, he writes about a profound technological shift that will change how the world does business—and everything else—using blockchain technology, which powers the digital currency Bitcoin.
    The Internet as we know it is great for collaboration and communication, but is deeply flawed when it comes to commerce and privacy.

    The new blockchain technology facilitates peer-to-peer transactions without any intermediary such as a bank or governing body. Keeping the user’s information anonymous, the blockchain validates and keeps a permanent public record of all transactions.

    That means that your personal information is private and secure, while all activity is transparent and incorruptible—reconciled by mass collaboration and stored in code on a digital ledger. With its advent, we will not need to trust each other in the traditional sense, because trust is built into the system itself.

    Although many opportunities for the blockchain require a digital currency, Bitcoin is only one application of this great innovation in computer science. The blockchain can hold any legal document, from deeds and marriage licenses to educational degrees and birth certificates. Call it the World Wide Ledger. It enables smart contracts, decentralized autonomous organizations, decentralized government services, and transactions among things. The Internet of Everything needs a Ledger of Everything: the blockchain is a truly open, distributed, global platform that fundamentally changes what we can do online, how we do it, and who can participate.

    Tapscott, writing with his son Alex, a financial analyst and technologist, argues that the blockchain will shape the next era of prosperity—in finance, business, healthcare, education, governance, and beyond.

    Borrowed from Don Tapscott & Alex Tapscott:

    Could Technology get more Interesting?

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    11 Oct 2017

    HAPPY INTERNATIONAL GIRLS DAY!!

    GIRL POWER

    DID YOU KNOW?
    International Day of the Girl Child is an international observance day declared by the
    United Nations? It is also called the Day of the Girl and the International Day of the Girl. October 11, 2012, was the first Day of the Girl. The observation supports more opportunity for girls and increases awareness of gender inequality faced by girls
    worldwide based upon their gender. This inequality includes areas such as right to education/access to education, nutrition, legal rights, medical care, and protection from discrimination, violence against women and early marriages. The celebration of the day also “reflects the successful emergence of girls and young women as a distinct cohort in development policy, programming, campaigning and research.
    In this day and age a girl child is far more informed than in 2012 thanks to Technology. looking at just a few of the benefits of ICT to the girl child you can clearly note that we are headed somewhere with the help of the ICT resources in the country.
    ICT has been a major element in a girl’s personal growth and development, useful for improving studies, staying informed and earning a living. It reduces their sense of isolation, help acquire new skills, actively participate in national and global dialogues,
    learn about taboo subjects (such as reproductive health and HIV), and makes them feel safer and more in touch with family and friends, and strengthens self-esteem. ICT helps a girl to improve her ability to express herself, speak in public, and engage with adults and other decision makers to negotiate her needs and rights.

    HAPPY INTERNATIONAL GIRLS DAY FROM ALL OF US AT KEMNET.CO.KE!!

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    24 Sep 2017

    Food issue!

    Why, when entrepreneurs barely have time for lunch? Here’s why: This wouldn’t be an issue full of heroic photos of tacos. It would be an issue about entrepreneurs thriving in a brutal business—where competition is merciless, hours are brutal, product spoils fast, and customers think they know everything. It would, in effect, be an issue about pressure. And no matter what business we’re in, we can all learn from people under pressure. Pressure forces entrepreneurs to refine, hone, and troubleshoot the smallest of problems, because otherwise every misstep will multiply. Pressure demands perfection, or at least the pursuit of it. Pressure is motivation that never lets up. Other food magazines may make you hungry, but I hope the entrepreneurs in our special issue inspire you. And in the meantime, seriously, take a little break for lunch.

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    11 Sep 2017

    Cryptocurrencies are digital currencies

    Cryptocurrencies are digital currencies in which encryption techniques are used to regulate the generation of units and verify the transfer of funds. The most famous is Bitcoin, but there are other cryptocurrencies emerging that present outstanding investment opportunities for the savvy. In this course, you’ll learn the instructor’s system for investing in altcoins, understanding how to turn the money in your hand into extremely valuable digital currency, that will give you a much higher return in the end.

    • Access 27 lectures & 2.5 hours of content 24/7
    • Choose the best starting point for cryptocurrency investment
    • Use Google to research the digital currency community
    • Estimate the true value of the entire market
    • Compare your own research to the relative position of a currency within its history & among other altcoins
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    02 Sep 2017

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    29 Aug 2017

    You can make very good shopping bags from the Campign T shirts. Check out the video below…

    The Country uses 24Million of them every year

    Causing Major enviromental and Helath Problems

    We dump 8 Million of Plastic into the Ocean every year

    Banning plastic is a major step toward changing this

    Kenya isn’t the first African Country to ban platic bags

    CAMEROON, UGANDA, TANZANIA AND ETHIOPIA

    Have all announced plastic bags bans

    Watch the Video here https://goo.gl/wDNNvs

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    26 Aug 2017

    STATE OF DIGITAL (KENYA)

    Digital marketing in Kenya,

    To help my fellow Marketers and Entrepreneurs get ‘up-to-speed’, am sharing these Digital Marketing Stats I believe will help you make the best marketing decisions for your business.

    1. Mobile Landscape
      38.9+ Million Mobile Subscribers
      26.7+ Million Mobile Internet Subscriptions
      21.5+ Million Mpesa Subscriptions
      12.7+ Million Smartphone/Tablet Owners
      Sources: CAK and Safaricom
    2. Social Media Marketing Stats
      52% of companies say Facebook is the most effective social channel for customer engagement
      81% of Facebook’s audience in Kenya use mobile only
      86% of social media users want to and do follow brands on social platforms
      57% are annoyed with too many promotions by brands
      75% have purchased something because they saw it on social
      57% are more likely to buy from a brand they follow
    3. Social Landscape
      6.9+ Million on Facebook
      3+ Million on YouTube
      2.2+ Million on Twitter
      1.4+ Million on LinkedIn
      1.3+ Million on Instagram
      Sources:Facebook, LinkedIn, Nendo and Google

    Social Media Marketing Tips:

    • Create a Marketing Calendar based on your consumer’s journey and business goals
    • Use Facebook and Other social media Channels to Build your OWN Database Audience.
    • Drive audiences to Mobile pages/websites to get better conversions and sales instead of  Social Post Engagements.
    • Use the Pareto principle when it comes to posting content 80%(engagement) and 20%(advertising) posts.
    • Use VIDEO posts for Increased Awareness, Engagement and Consideration.
    • Use Facebooks’ Audience Insights to better Understand your Customers Interests.
    • Understand your Customers path to purchase and Match your Facebook ads Objectives according to your own Business Objectives.
      • Brand Awareness
      • Clicks to Website
      • Website Conversions
      • Video Views
      • Lead Generation
      • Engagement
    • Improve your Relevance Score when advertising to reduce ad spend by
      • Being specific with your targeting
      • Considering your Ads image and message
      • Refreshing your Ads
      • Learning from Testing Different Ad angles
      • Avoid using offensive and misleading content (Click bait) 
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    07 Aug 2017

    This world is definitely a better place because of the Internet

    The adventures of #GitheriMan The man, The myth, The legend

    Mr Martin a.k.a the #GitheriMan singlehandedly kept the sipirits of our nation up during the election period…Of course because his other hand was occupied. . 

    #OneLoveOneNation #TeamKenya #ElectionKe2017 #KenyaDecides

     

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    31 Jul 2017

    How to Upgrade Your Small Business’s Website Through Purpose-Driven Design

    Here are four simple rules to help get started.

    Thankfully, we have (mostly) moved past the misconception that the job of the web designer is to simply make things “look pretty.” Web designers are certainly responsible for maintaining the aesthetics of any brand. But, the best designers know that their larger goal is to create a digital experience that aligns the needs of the user with the goals of the business.

    Small businesses no longer have an excuse for providing their customers with subpar digital experiences. Regardless of your vertical or size, your business needs a solid central online hub for your customers. And while your website can be simple, it needs to be effective — a factor that largely relies on its design.

    1. Educate the team on the ins and outs of your business.
    When designing a website for a small business, everyone on the marketing team needs a solid understanding of the business and its verticals. It might be easy for designers to overlook this necessity and solely focus on more visual elements of brand identity, but it does a disservice to the end product.

    This is especially true for B2B companies, which often offer complex products and services to multiple and diverse audiences. A designer can’t truly create an effective website without at least some working knowledge of how the business operates, what it offers and who it speaks to. Developing robust audience profiles of all the various end users of each site — consumers, business buyers, potential hires and other important stakeholders — will inform the structure and strategy for the design itself.

    2. Identify clear goals.
    Before anything else, ask a simple but critical question: What’s the purpose of your website? Hint: It’s not enough to develop a new website or redesign just because everyone else is doing it. You need to identify the goals that your website will accomplish.

    No web project is a one-size-fits-all, and even very similar businesses can have vastly different requirements for their websites. What is the website supposed to achieve, and how will that inform its design? Many businesses are looking for conversions, or new leads. Others might prioritize educating their audience above lead generation. Some just want a sexy website — a place to excite customers and show off the brand. Whatever these goals are, they need to guide every design decision down to the smallest incorporated elements of the site.

    These goals need to be clear and measurable, tied to the mission of the business. And while a website can have any number of these, it’s important that they don’t conflict — otherwise, all will fall short.

    3. Map out the user journey.
    Now that you have defined goals as guideposts, it’s time to put yourself in your site users’ shoes. Where are they coming from — a Google search, a pay-per-click ad, an email marketing campaign? And what are the relevant keywords that will capture their attention and motivate a click?

    And then once they arrive at the website, what messaging do we want to deliver? What do we want them to do? If your target audience has multiple segments, then each persona might have a different user journey or pathway. For example: a business in the healthcare industry might primarily cater to a) potential patients that are searching online for a particular practice or specialty area, but must also accommodate b) healthcare professionals that need to use the website every day to do their jobs, c) potential job seekers that want to browse opportunities at the organization and d) investors that need access to the company’s latest financial reporting documents.

    4. Prioritize and simplify.
    With a roadmap solidified for your end users, the next step is to guide them to exactly where you want them to be. Good user experience is about simplification — which sometimes means eliminating extraneous content. Behavioral science shows that it’s easier to guide users along if they have fewer decisions to make. If you want your customer to download a whitepaper, for example, don’t clutter the page with other options or calls to -action. A best practice for designers? Limit the number of elements in navigation menus and page layouts to seven. Any more, and you’ll confuse the calls to action you want to convey.

    Additionally, highlight these calls to action by making them stand out on the page. We’ve all been distracted by the bright red notification on Facebook, or been tempted by Hulu to start the next episode (again). Whether you’re contrasting with other design elements, using content hierarchies or other strategies, these are strong design choices made to elicit specific, clear responses.

    What these responses might be depends on your previously defined goals. One website might highlight a search bar to allow users to quickly find what they want; others might deprioritize the feature to allow users to explore content organically. If you want customers to fill out a form, highlight it in a color that stands out in your palette, and reduce the number of competing elements. All these techniques are effective if purpose-driven.

    Follow these four simple principles of purpose-driven design for your business website and users will be driven down a purposeful journey that’s so seamless, they won’t even realize they’ve reached the intended destination. Whether that means converting them into a sales lead through a downloaded piece of content on your site, or as simple as becoming a name they remember for future business relations, know your end goal and let it guide everything you do.

    Source: MATT BROWN – GUEST WRITER – ENTREPRENEUR.COM

    Senior Director of Digital Marketing at Walker Sands

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    28 Jul 2017

    Jeff Bezos is the richest man in the world, with a fortune of over $90 billion.

    According to Forbes and Bloomberg, the Amazon CEO had a net worth of over $89 billion as of the close of markets Wednesday, while Bill Gates had a net worth of just over $90 billion.

    Amazon’s share price has jumped by more than $15 a share overnight, and was recently trading near that level, while Microsoft is down slightly. If the stocks hold up today, Bezos — who owns around 80 million shares of Amazon — will add more than $800 million to his fortune. That would put him past Gates, assuming the valuations of their non-stock holdings haven’t changed.

    Of course, Amazon stock could pull back, or Microsoft could rally. But even if Bezos doesn’t end the day as the richest man, he will likely take the crown from Gates more permanently in the coming days and weeks.

    When he hits the mark, Bezos, who started selling books from his garage 22 years ago, becomes the first man to bump Gates from his perch in seven years and is only the sixth man to hold the “richest person” title in the past 30 years, according to Forbes.

    Bezos’ rise carries important symbolic weight — signaling Amazon’s unbridled power and value, presenting a new face of outsized wealth to the world and heralding a new kind of billionaire who is skeptical of philanthropy and has massive reach in culture, technology and media. Bezos will be a stark contrast to his fellow Seattle-area resident Gates, who has topped the list for much of the past quarter-century and devotes his time and money to philanthropy.

    What’s most astounding about Bezos’ rise is his recent wealth surge. He has been a billionaire for nearly 20 years, first making the Forbes list in 1998 with a net worth of $1.6 billion after Amazon’s IPO. He chugged along for the following decade, reaching $4.4 billion in 2007, gradually rising to $18.4 billion by 2012, ranking him 26th on the list.

    But over the past two years, as Amazon’s stock has soared, so has Bezos’ fortune. He owns 79.9 million shares, or just under 17 percent of the company. His net worth has grown by $70 billion over the past five years, surging by $45 billion in the last two years alone — possibly the largest wealth-creation surge in history.

    Of course, Bezos avoids talking publicly about his wealth. Like most tech tycoons, he insists he’s trying to change the world rather than get rich. In his commencement speech at Princeton, Bezos said he had the idea of selling books on the internet while he was working at a New York hedge fund. Torn between his high-paying job and a risky start-up, he chose the start-up.

    “I took the less safe path to follow my passion and I’m proud of that choice,” he said.

    Bezos may not only be the richest man in the world today — he might become the richest man ever, at least measured in pure dollars. At his peak Gates was worth $90 billion, marking the largest single fortune ever. With little sign that Amazon’s momentum may be slowing, Bezos could well be the first 12-digit man, worth $100 billion one day.

    On Thursday, a leading analyst said that Amazon “could be the first trillion-dollar company” with its stock doubling to $2,000.

    Indeed, Bezos’ rise to the top of the rich list shows just how large and fast today’s biggest fortunes have become. In the 1980s, Saudi businessman Adnan Khashoggi was considered the richest man in the world with a net worth of around $4 billion.

    By 1995, when Gates first became the richest man, he was worth $12.9 billion.

    By 2005, Gates was still topping the list at $50 billion.

    In 1987, according to Forbes, there were 140 billionaires in the world with a combined net worth of $295 billion. Now, billionaires number 2,043 and have a combined $7.7 trillion. In fact there were more new billionaires in the world in 2016 — 233 — than the entire population of billionaires in 1987.

    Gates has been the richest man for 18 of the past 23 years. The only interlopers were Carlos Slim of Mexico, who was the richest man between 2010 and 2012, and Warren Buffett, who was the richest in 2008.

    Indeed, with the exception of Slim and the occasional overseas billionaire, Gates and Buffett have been a duopoly at the top of the rich list. Their close friendship and partnering in philanthropy made them a potent symbol of the philanthropic side of wealth.

    Bezos will be a different figurehead. Unlike Gates, he is still actively running and building a business. He is far more press-averse, rarely giving interviews or public addresses. He is hyper-competitive. And he is only moderately — some would say barely — philanthropic.

    But like Gates and Buffett, Bezos is not given to many flashy displays of wealth. He has loads of real estate — he bought the most expensive home in Washington, D.C., and owns homes in Beverly Hills, California, and New York along with his spread in Medina, Washington — and is one of the nation’s largest landowners, with over 300,000 acres.

    He also owns The Washington Post and founded Blue Origin, the space-travel company. Yet Bezos drove his 1996 Honda Accord long after he became a billionaire.

    When asked how his life changed when he became a billionaire he said: “Personally, it hasn’t changed at all. The big difference is that we now have $50 million in the bank, which is huge.”

    With a net worth topping $90 billion, Bezos’ definition of “huge” may have changed.

    Robert Frank
    CNBC Reporter and Editor

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