iHub By Rachel Gichinga / August 31, 2012
#Biashara – Business Lessons From the University Of Hard Knocks | iHub | 5th September 2012
- Guest post by Conrad Akunga (Roomthinker).
About a month back I ranted (and by ranting I of course mean lucidly dispensed wisdom) on assorted issues around the non trivial effort of starting and maintaining a business, under the hashtag #biashara
And I use the word business because “startup” has become yet another bullsh– er — cliche term shielding the reality on the ground that a startup ultimately is still a business.
The series of tweets, as is wont to happen on twitter, took on a life of its own and created a lot of interest, online and offline.
One of the most common requests was to do a proper talk, as 140 characters can only express so much and context might be lost. (Except for mVitus of course. No context was lost there.
On Wednesday 5th September from 6-7:30 pm at the iHub, yours truly will (attempt) to coherently marshal his thoughts and do a (hopefully) brief talk on #Biashara – Business Lessons From the University Of Hard Knocks.
Bring a sense of humour and a friend. And questions.
Reagan Sirengo at 02:53:38AM Tuesday, September 4, 2012
i will love to see the outcome of the talk.
Instead of trying to create an “Uber for x industry” entrepreneurs should be trying to focus on bigger problems that fall outside the category of being lazy.
What do Facebook, Yammer and Box all have in common? They’re all centered around communication, arguably the only industry to continually disrupt itself over the last couple hundreds of years since the advent of the printing press did away with the scribe. They’ve also disrupted their sectors of communication quite uniquely and exist next to one another because they’re so different, even if on an existential level they’re solving the same problem.Reply
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