Views, ideas, inspiration, vision and practical tips for a better more prosperous Malawi

Is Robert Mugabe the right person to chair the African Union?

Such is the irony of democracy in that sometimes even cantankerous oafs can be celebrated as valiant heroes. A few days ago, I was dismayed to learn that Robert Mugabe … Continue reading

February 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Leadership for the Africa we Want – Kigali, May 2014

Sponsored by the African Development Bank. Shorter version focussing on points made by Thabo Mbeki and Benjamin Mkapa:- My Comments Education has not been a priority for most countries across … Continue reading

January 31, 2015 · Leave a comment

How Ellen Kullman turned DuPont into more than a chemical company

The company narrowed in on agriculture and nutrition, advanced material, and industrial biosciences. That thinking in part drove her multi-billion-dollar acquisition of Danish food ingredient producer Danisco in 2011. “That’s ours to prove,” Kullman said of the company’s narrowed focus, “but we have actively managed the portfolio. We see connectedness and growth capability of what is there now.”

December 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Economic Empowerment

I hate to be the bearer of bad news but I’m not sorry to be the one that spoils the party. Especially this particular party…because while Malawi is currently heated … Continue reading

April 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Mortuary at Kamuzu Central Hospital closed

Malawi is becoming ever more chaotic, and some things just beggars belief. If you needed proof that things in Malawi really are very bad, and that there is a critical … Continue reading

February 24, 2014 · 1 Comment

China Funding construction of new airport in Malawi

First it was a parliament building, then a road to connect Karonga and Chitipa, a five-star hotel, followed by a stadium, and now it seems they will be building an … Continue reading

January 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Leadership and the Law of Replication

Be the change you want to see in the world. – Mahatma Gandhi My dad was injured in the Korean War, a few years before I was born. As a … Continue reading

January 25, 2014 · Leave a comment