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Thoughts, musings, and ideas on various topics.
Opportunities

August 24, 2011

The other night, I shared my views with a friend on dharma and importance of applying one’s talents in a way that helps others. My friend replied with, “that’s great but, many people often don’t ha...
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To Young Canadians

August 22, 2011

Today we lost a great man, a great politician, and a great Canadian. Jack Layton passed away after a long battle with cancer on August 22nd, 2011. But before he left us, he wrote one final note for...
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Seeing The World New

August 15, 2011

One thing I know for certain; the more I travel, and the more places I visit, the more I understand where I came from, and the more I learn to appreciate home. Back in 2000, I boarded my first airp...
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Davie’s Story, The Power Of A Loan

August 10, 2011

The other day while returning home from Nairobi airport, my taxi driver Davie told me a remarkable and truly touching story. Davie who is now 24, lost both his parents to HIV when he was 15, leavin...
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Mobile Design Principles

July 18, 2011

Tonight at the iHub Nairobi’s Mobile Monday I gave a talk on Mobile Design Principles, sharing some thoughts on designing for small screens. As more developers migrate from web to designing mobi...
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Harnessing The Power Of Mobile

July 3, 2011

Mobile devices are revolutionizing our world allowing us to connect, communicate and collaborate in ways not previously possible. The always on, always with us, always connected device in your pock...
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Mama Oliech

May 25, 2011

The other day we had a great fried tilapia and ugali lunch at Mama Oliech’s, which is just a short walk from the iHub in Nairobi. The incredible food is only rivaled by the incredible story how the...
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Discovering New Oceans

May 16, 2011

André Gide once said, that ‘man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore’. I’ve come to realize the truth in this statement; the best opportunities are often ...
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Repurposed Labs, Giving A New Purpose To Old Computers

May 14, 2011

Every year thousands of used computers are sent to salvage as companies and families keep pace with technological advances. A study commissioned by Environment Canada estimated that 91,000 tonnes o...
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Role of Social Media, Crowdsourcing and Mobile in Disaster Response

May 6, 2011

Fantastic conversation on C-SPAN discussing the role of social media, crowdsourcing and mobile in disaster response. Here is an excerpt from Craig Fugate, the administrator at Federal Emergency Man...
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Thoughts on the Canadian Election

May 4, 2011

On Monday May 2nd 2011, Canada held it’s forty first federal election, resulting in a Conservative majority, and for the first in Canadian history, the NDP as the official opposition. I’d like to s...
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Educate Girls, Change the World

May 3, 2011

Great TED Talk by Tom Yellin on how educating girls can change the world. Tom Yellin describes the ripple effect that happens to communities and entire countries by getting and keeping young girls...
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Mobile Trends 2020 Africa

April 28, 2011

Fantastic document co-curated by Erik Hersman, Ken Banks and Rudy De Waele highlighting the future of mobile in Africa, predicting trends in mhealth, mlearning, and mcommerce. Mobile Trends 2020 Af...
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Choose your own adventure

April 27, 2011

David duChemin wrote a brilliant blog post on choosing your own adventure, here’s an excerpt from that article. “Too many people don’t listen to their dreams at all. Or they listen but allow the dr...
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Following Your Dharma

April 17, 2011

On Friday I had the pleasure of speaking at the Six Minute Low Down at Centro Lounge. I was joined by Jeff Nachtigall, Gregg Cochlan, Daren McLean and Krystian Olszanski, we each shared our insight...
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I Vote Because…

April 13, 2011

While citizens in other countries are fighting for freedom of speech and the right to democracy, Canadians have become complacent and apathetic towards voting. The voter turnout in the 2008 electio...
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Mapping The Egypt Protests and Libya Crisis

April 7, 2011

On Tuesday, I had the honour of speaking at the Internet and 21st Century Revolutions conference in Madrid on behalf of Ushahidi. The event, organized by AERCO (Spanish Association of Community Man...
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SKFloods Helps Citizens Report Flooding In Saskatchewan

April 5, 2011

Today The Star Phoenix and The Leader Post ran an article on the Saskatchewan Flood map initiative I’m organizing in Saskatchewan, along side Laura Madison whose coordinating a similar efforts in M...
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