Category : The Star Business

Business / The Star Business - 1 month ago

2017 in the eyes of the markets

As we roll towards the end of the year, Tennyson's poem In Memoriam came to my mind Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky, The flying cloud, the frosty light: The year is dying in the night; Ring out, wild bells, and let him die. I thought we sh...

Business / The Star Business - 2 months ago

Things Kenyatta must address in 2nd term

The promises that President Kenyatta made at his second inauguration seem hard to argue with: Universal healthcare? It would be a relief to an enormous number of people if falling ill no longer meant bankruptcy, or avoidable death. Home ownership? Bu...

Business / The Star Business - 2 months ago

Employees need to fit your culture

Amid the general wailing and gnashing of teeth that surrounds the millennial discussion, one occasionally happens upon something sensible. I’ve been reading about how the online entertainment brand Netflix sets expectations for employee contri...

Business / The Star Business - 2 months ago

Bitcoin: Cryptocurrency or Cryptoasset?

August 2017 saw cryptocurrency enthusiasts and traders alike hold their breath as the value of Bitcoin soared past the USD 4,000 mark, representing a 400% appreciation since January 2017. At the time, economists, on one hand, speculated that this was...

Business / The Star Business - 3 months ago

Diversity can produce dividends

Recently, I was with a large group of staff discussing the positive aspects of their work culture. They were emphatic about one thing: ‘We are a very diverse group.’ Indeed, there were men and women, old and young, Asian and African (and...

Business / The Star Business - 3 months ago

Recent gas fi nds a beacon of hope

Recent reports indicate that a wave of activity is currently taking place in the Kenyan oil and gas sector. Following last week’s article on the challenges facing Kenya’s dream to be an oil producing nation, I now turn my focus to natural...

Business / The Star Business - 4 months ago

Transporting Kenya’s black gold

Back in 2012, Tullow, a UK oil and gas company, struck oil in Kenya’s Lokichar basin. This was followed by numerous media reports highlighting the natural wealth that our dear nation is endowed with. Further, expectations that Kenya would be an...

Business / The Star Business - 4 months ago

Lessons on inducting new staff

These days, whenever you board a vehicle of any significance, you generally receive a welcome message. Whether this is on a London bus, a ferry crossing an African estuary or a ride at Disneyland, someone will give you a ‘spiel’. This c...

Business / The Star Business - 4 months ago

Lessons we can learn from German polls

I was reading a bunch of Spiegel articles about the German federal elections and the resultant coalition negotiations over breakfast a few days ago. Angela Merkel’s party, the CDU/CSU alliance, only won 33 per cent, so they will have to find pa...

LOAD MORE