Join in on discussions with East African professionals, entrepreneurs, and managers on how we work, how we can do it better, and uncover insights that allow us to shape the future of our careers, businesses, and workplaces.
Learning Beyond the Certificate - Making Learning Practical
Why is it that we like certificates more so than we love actual knowledge we gain from learning projects? Why is it that organizations reward certificates more than they reward tangible outcomes that are products of gained understandings?
We hear from Lovilio, co-founder, L&D specialist, and business manager at Rigor International who sheds light on these questions.
Creating a Winning Product - Failure first, learning second, implementation third!
How disappointing is receiving 0 customer interest in your new business or product? How would you approach the process of re-evaluating and re-introducing a new product you had high hopes for that wasn’t well received?
These are very real challenges entrepreneurs face and we can learn from those who have gone through them before. This week, we speak with Brian Namanya, founder and CEO of Tubayo in Uganda who has, through experience, mastered the art of learning to pivot and improve his business.
Networking, Professional Development, and Where are the Women?
We get first hand information from a talent acquisition specialist about job-seeking, networking, and a sneak peek of what the future of work looks like - hint, the gig economy makes an appearance.
Innovation: What's Culture Got to Do With It?
Could our ability to think up novel solutions be amplified or stifled by where we were born and where we grew up? Dr. Scott Bellows thinks so and he’s got the research to prove it. But how and why?
This episode delves into those two questions. Scott speaks about what research shows about divergent thinking in East Africa, why it's an especially pressing imperative for East African businesses to be innovative, and what we can do to train our brains to think more creatively.
How Gamified Learning is Fixing the Professional Skills Gap
If your training was modelled like a video game - would you participate? That’s gamified learning - and most people would because it’s an enjoyable way to learn.
We speak with Yussouf Ntwali - Founder and COO of BAG Innovation - a Rwandese + Swedish start-up, and he tells us how his company is bringing gamified learning to college students to help them be better prepared for the world of work.