Tuesday, August 29, 2006

office and productivity

It seems that the current trends are such that in a few years if not months, most office and productivity tools and applications will be available on a web platform.

Just came across www.zoho.com, with an Office Suite that includes Presentation, Spreadsheet, Word processing as well as a myriad of other productivity tools.

The best bit .. it's all free (except the CRM which is free only up to 3 users).

I plan on test driving it over the next few days.

Google have added Google Applications to their free hosted solution. Still wondering whether to move my domain there.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Passing Through - My Focus and Priorities?

- I seem to be living in an age where the acquisition of wealth and money seems to be all that preoccupies the daily lives of people around me; where the desire to acquire and control immense amounts of money is the overwhelming driving force for seeking employment.

- Everyone wants.. more salary, more houses, more allowances, more more more more..

Oh and when you get a moderate pay rise this time, very soon after you want more...

I doubt it ever gets enough... as with all material things.

I would like to do lots of things, my primary objective being help other guys achieve their potential, and live happy lives.

It is indeed very difficult to re-orient myself to stop thinking about asking for payrises and instead thinking of ways and means to invest in and improve others. Call it a change of mindset, but as follower of Christ, I feel that's a life that one has to live. After all I'm just but a traveller in this world. As Anointed put it 'Life is a Dream, and Heaven's Reality'.

Living without thinking about getting more money - easier said than done. But with time I will. Of course this doesn't mean that I'll be broke. I might just be on the other side of that spectrum.

What really matters is, when I have all the money that maybe I'd want (an ideal state - like an thermal engine being 100% efficient:) ).. what do I do with it. Do you hoard it up, keeping it close to me, just making more and more and more and more...
or do I do the Acts 2:42-47 thing. After all it's not like the money will follow me to heaven, for that matter, it'll look rather dull there.

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Sunday, August 20, 2006

opening a pandora's box

I'm all over the moon over www.pandora.com . After learning about it, I'm totally hooked. Though I wonder if streaming internet radio will be as smooth when i get back home in a short while..

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

East African Cables: Irrational Exuberance?

Is EAC hitting 571 KES a case of Irrational Exuberance or is this price reflective of the true value of the company. EAC have been doing well in the region. I thought when the share price hit 300 the other day, that it'd finally level out, but it seems that I was wrong. But this is the NSE and most decisions seem to me to be emotional rather than logical choices..

So, on that emotional thought line, I wonder which is the next stock to 'go the EAC way'.

My picks

KenGen (after a while)
Sameer (yes this is rather radical)

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

KCB Half Year Results

63% Looks Impressive. And with equity at 148 or thereabouts today,I think KCB will soon be rising. Problem is i'm far from my bank :(.

(this was also posted on stockskenya.com)

Monday, August 07, 2006

Equity IPO

The indicative price of KES 70 set for the KenGen IPO seems have been rather low. Closing at 166 on the first day of trading is really fascinating. However I expect the price to stabilize at a lower figure. But this shows that there's lots of money floating all over the NSE looking for some place.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

muziki online

You can now listen to Mission Driven online! The new video (Save Me Saviour) which now on Kenyan TV coming soon.....

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Pirates II

I really loved this movie. Absolutely hilarious. Definately one for the Big Screen. If you haven't watched it, please do. And start thinking about Pirates III


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