Kenneth Kinyanjui

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Africa is growing at its slowest rate since the global financial crisis

The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have lowered their forecasts for one of the world’s fastest growing regions—sub-Saharan Africa—to 3.8% and 3.7% respectively, which would be the slowest expansion since 2009. Falling commodity prices, lower demand from China, and lagging …

Economics

5 steps to actually learn data science

<b>2. Learn by doing</b><p>Learning about neural networks, image recognition, and other cutting-edge techniques is important. But most data science doesn’t …

Data Science

‘Mom, let’s meet in the future’: Chinese sci-fi writer cryogenically freezes her brain in Arizona lab

Here’s your dose of weird news for the day — and, yes, it comes from China. No surprises there.<p>A Chinese science fiction writer, who died in May, has had her brain cryogenically frozen at the Alcor Life Extension Foundation in Arizona, according to a report by People’s Daily Online before the …

The Productivity Hacks I Used To Write A 93,000-Word Book In 6 Weeks

One question people ask me a lot is how long did the book take to write.<p>There are a few answers to that.<p>I took book leave in May 2014 and I turned in my first draft in the middle of August 2014.<p>So you could say four months.<p>But I signed my book contract in September 2013, so maybe the answer is a …

5 Signs From Childhood That You Were Destined to Be an Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Some entrepreneurs are made, while others are born. If you have innate skills driving you down the entrepreneurial path, there were probably signs even when you were a kid. Were you the teacher’s pet who always turned in assignments ahead …

Entrepreneurship

20 Things Successful People 'Refuse' to Do

<b>This post originally appeared on BrandMentalist.com</b><p><b>1. They don't define success in a monetary term.</b><p>Most successful people define success as happiness, having a peace of mind, or helping others. They see money as something that brings them comfort and opens doors of opportunities. They realize that …

Motivation

33 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

And it doesn't come with a manual.<p>Luckily, there's a multitude of excellent books from founders, VCs, and CEOs who have been through it all.<p>Here's a collection of some of the best books on management, leadership, and entrepreneurship for anyone from seasoned entrepreneurs to those just starting out.<p>…

Self-improvement

Google's First 21 Employees: Where Are They Now?

Some early Google employees have become entrepreneurs. Others are angel investors. A few are happily retired.<p>A Quora user compiled a list of all the original Googlers.

Business Development

10 Things Every Serious Entrepreneur Knows That You Don’t

Aspiring Entrepreneurs are popping up everywhere in hopes of following in the footsteps of the cashed up risk takers and uber successful they look up …

Entrepreneurship

Google's Newest Attack On Amazon

Amazon has been the leader in the cloud space for years. Cloud service providers like Amazon, Google, and Microsoft let other companies save money on hardware by charging them to use their servers, storage, and database resources.<p>In 2013, Amazon Web Services (AWS) had more revenue than Microsoft …

9 Awesome Ways to Inspire Others

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You learn quite a few things going through SEAL training. You learn how to focus. You learn perseverance. You learn the fleeting nature of pain. Most of all, you learn how to summon the last iota of inspiration to carry you through the …

Motivation

How to Avoid Being a Tech Newbie: 5 Tips

Confused by tech? Here's a quick way to solve common problems.<p>Crunch, crunch, crunch. That's the sound of someone slamming his fists against a keyboard in frustration.<p>Apart from the obvious side effects (such as broken keys and jammed fingers), getting angry about a computer is one sign you have …

Why Angels Say 'No' to Entrepreneurs

The competition is fierce for entrepreneurs who are gearing up to raise capital from angel investment clubs or venture capital funds. The good news is investors continue to plow funds into innovative privately-held companies throughout the country.<p>The bad news is too many entrepreneurs will get …

Get Your Product to Market in Six Steps

You're the best person for the job, so get started.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>"I have an idea but I am confused as to how to get it to market"</i><p>Almost daily, someone asks me how to get their invention to market. The inventions are as varied as the creative people who …

Product Management

Steve Blank Do Pivots Matter?

<i>There’s a sign on the wall but she wants to be sure
’</i> <i><br>Cause you know sometimes words have two meanings</i> <br>Led Zeppelin – Stairway to Heaven<p>In late 2013 …

Why Self-Discipline Will Make You Unstoppable

A one time management expert explains how commitment and discipline are directly related to successful achievement.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In his book</i> No B.S. Time Management for Entrepreneurs<i>, business coach and consultant Dan Kennedy reveals the steps behind</i> …

Magic

Dear startups: Stop giving internships a bad name

<i>This is a guest post by Heather R. Huhman, author of Lies, Damned Lies & Internships.</i><p>Dear startup founders:<p>Your unpaid internship practices are giving internships a bad name, and we’d like you to stop. Startups can definitely gain from hiring interns, but it’s important to give them a quality …

Google Just Killed The Best Thing About The Chromecast (For Now)

Google’s Chromecast is a curious beast because it’s incredibly cheap and does exactly what it promises, but that hasn’t stopped from developers from (what else?) trying to make the $35 dongle even more useful. That’s exactly what esteemed Android dev Koushik Dutta did — earlier this month he …

Granify Raises $1.5 Million To Help Drive E-Commerce Transactions With Big Data

While more and more people are doing their shopping online, converting them from virtual window shoppers to actual customers can be incredibly hard. Typical e-commerce conversion rates can be surprisingly low, but a startup called Granify believes that it can help increase conversions by using big …

AgriRover brings Mars rover technology to the farm

We tend to think of livestock farmers as "one man and his dog," but if AgResearch of New Zealand has anything to say, that pair may have to move over …

Solar Panels

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Create True Customer Loyalty: 10 Rules

True customer loyalty means making the relationship more important than making the sale.<p>Customer loyalty comes from having a strong relationship with your customers. When they see you as a friend and ally, they're reluctant to jump ship, even if it means they can get something a little …

Dwight Howard's Guide to Trolling Lakers Fans

It's going to be difficult for Dwight Howard to incur more wrath from Los Angeles Lakers fans than he already has.<p>He clashed with Kobe Bryant, left his defensive prowess in Orlando and spent more effort complaining to the media than he did repairing the locker room rift he was largely credited with …

Is Human Development Always 'Evolutionary'?

<b>Click here to watch the TEDTalk that inspired this post.</b><p>It's true that babies know more than psychologists believed a century ago. However, I doubt kids know as much as Alison Gopnik claims they do. For that matter, most adults are no great shakes in the logic department.<p>Kids are pretty good at …

How to Design Your Startup Office for a Productive Workforce

If you look at some of the latest startup offices, there seems to be a competition to who can have the coolest ping pong tables, kitchen, and big TVs displaying real time data. But are they essential to office productivity and culture?<p>We spoke to some of the hottest startups to hear their …

What you do on your lunch break will not only affect your level of productivity throughout the work day, but also impact your health and happiness inside and outside of the office. 16 things you should do on your lunch break every day: http://bit.ly/14bzMxs

Google unleashes Coder for Raspberry Pi as kid-friendly tool

A team at Google Creative Lab recently turned to the $35 Raspberry Pi, the little machine that helps to teach kids how computers work. Talking about …

14 Signs It's Time To Leave Your Job

Are you constantly stressed about work? Do you feel as though you don’t fit in at the office? Have you experienced verbal abuse on the job? If so, you might be ready to move on. In fact, according to the experts, these are just a few of the 14 signs that it’s time to leave your job.<p>“For some, when …