Reblogs Digest – Aug 15th

Every other day I come across blogs, articles & other published works that inspire, inform, challenge & influence the entrepreneur in me. These inspiring works that are from all kinds of disciplines/general knowledge, are what I put up in the Reblog segment. ALL credit/copyright in this segment is attributed to the acknowledged owners. Be inspired, just as I have been.

Photo Credit: Keenan Browe on Flickr

Photo Credit: Keenan Browe on Flickr

1) Staying focused online

The digital world has evolved from a cute little puppy to a demanding beast. Too many beeps, notifications & reminders call for our attention. Coping with digital distraction is a must have skill in our times if we’re to protect our work life from dipping.

2) Will your business survive first contact with the customer?

Sunny Bindra’s piece challenging start ups on assessing whether their business plans interface well with targeted customers. A $5.2B start up failure being an example.

3) Pioneering Women in Venture Capital: Kathryn Gould

Steve Blank introduces those of us who don’t already know her, to Kathryn Gould. Founding VP of oracle & VC extraordinaire, I was inspired by the lessons she gave here after a lifetime of experience.

4) 8 mistakes entrepreneurs make when pitching to investors
Having read fairly widely on pitching to investors, this Forbes article is one of the best out there on the matter. Very worthy read if you’re planning to approach investors.

5) 8.4.4 and zombies

Skyline design’s CEO Huston Malande writes a scathing but relevant piece on the Kenyan education system’s defunctness and declares it a zombie making factory. “Hollywood should consider shooting the next Resident Evil movie in Kenya. Seriously. This place is replete with intellectual zombies from Malaba to Mombasa, and the best part is that approximately 200,000 more will be pumped into circulation every year.”

6) A CEO steps down to spend more time with his family? And it’s a man? 

A refreshing story on a CEO who made a courageous, counter-current decision.

7) Beware, fellow plutocrats, the pitchforks are coming

Nick Hanauer’s TED talk on inequality stirred the waters sometime back. He makes the case for increasing minimum wage to grow the middle class and avert revolution fueled by economic inequality. Pretty inspiring.

 

Victor Muthoka

Lover of God, children & arts, Apple fanboy, Amazon kindle die hard, closet geek, tech enthusiast, entrepreneur, tree hugger and a voracious reader

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