How Africans Should Write About Africa

It was Chinua Achebe who said that, “Until the lions have their own historians, the story of the hunt will always favour the hunter.” This simply means that if you don’t tell your own stories the right way, everybody else will tell it for you the wrong way. For the longest time, African stories have… Continue reading How Africans Should Write About Africa

Writers and Writing

Five Reasons You Should Write A 100-Word Story

Writing a 100-word story may seem like an easy thing to do, until you decide to put pen to paper or sit with your phone or your computer, faced with a blank page. Where do you begin? How do you convey the wealth of the characters’ emotions or fix in enough details to make your… Continue reading Five Reasons You Should Write A 100-Word Story


Pivoting: changing lanes and switching rides.

mesi muses


Recently, I have had to look at a business
that lost momentum over time, in a bid to get it going once again. Sales had
gradually reduced to a slow trot and founders were wondering what to do. When
you start a business, it is exciting to tick off milestones on a list, but
after that initial buzz from early adopters, it usually requires an extra
effort to stay the course. In other cases, it may make more sense to pivot away
from your original strategy, only after getting proper feedback and research,
of course.

The startup world is filled with buzzwords
and there seems to be a new one once in a while. One of the older ones however,
is the pivot. So what is pivoting, and how does it affect you as a business
owner? Pivoting generally refers to a shift in strategy to apply a new approach

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