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Nothing wrong with being employed
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#1 Posted : Friday, August 12, 2016 5:36:09 PM
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https://medium.com/hi-my...332bce126731#.92257sfw1

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Visions make the world turn, and so do ideas. But none of those ideas would be worth shit, if there wasn’t a pool of talent to make them tangible. None of those ideas would ever be executed without the teams who execute them.
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#2 Posted : Friday, August 12, 2016 5:40:13 PM
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I challenge you, if you really look down on people who want to work a job they love and contribute to a bigger vision, to imagine how shitty your life would be if everyone else in the world thought like you.
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The Great
#3 Posted : Saturday, September 10, 2016 5:24:22 AM
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Get employed to begin with. Learn how an organisation is run. Save and start u biz part time. When its on its feet quit.
Shun employment bila savings to invest ati OPM. Those other people want to see your money mgt skills. How do u prove that? Even proof of concept requires money.
Bootstrap u biz until its fully viable to outsiders, then raise funds.

Bottom line, use employment to learn not earn
"Buy when there's blood in the streets, even if the blood is your own."
daviek19
#4 Posted : Thursday, January 12, 2017 9:36:37 AM
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Best advice! Currently doing this. I work at a company that does software for banks and Saccos. I have been doing a lot of learning, saving and on the side I have been working on an accounting software targeting SMES to Rival with SageOne. Launching later this year.So yea, this is very good advice!!!

The Great wrote:
Get employed to begin with. Learn how an organisation is run. Save and start u biz part time. When its on its feet quit.
Shun employment bila savings to invest ati OPM. Those other people want to see your money mgt skills. How do u prove that? Even proof of concept requires money.
Bootstrap u biz until its fully viable to outsiders, then raise funds.

Bottom line, use employment to learn not earn

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#5 Posted : Saturday, April 08, 2017 11:40:30 AM
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The Demonization of Employment

It is the spin of the pseudo entrepreneur. They spin entreprepreneurship as a zero sum game. According to them , if you are an entrepreneur, you are everything right; hardworking, creative, driven, and on your way to self actualization. That attribution could be true but is not only limited to entrepreneurs, nor is it guaranteed that all entrepreneurs have them. Conversely, when you are employed, you are lazy, unmotivated and, lack ambition. This is counterproductive as any entrepreneur needs a team. It can actually be argued that a team is more important than an entrepreneur. Daudi Were, the ED for Ushahidi likes to say there is no need to hire someone who is less brilliant than you. Any entrepreneur who doesn’t recognize that is in for a high turnover rate. Research shows that employees leave bosses, not jobs.

Moreover, most founders cut their teeth working elsewhere. The bottomline is there is room for both, and we should, in the words of Chinua Achebe, let the eagle perch, and let the hawk perch.

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A typical public image of an entrepreneur is cool. At the extreme end of this cool entrepreneur spectrum is the too bright ivy league dropout, who once called a garage an office, now heading a global behemoth. When this story is told by the entrepreneur, it tends to include the hard bits. However, over time, they become a passing reference that only merits a phrase. The rest of the story becomes condensed into anecdotes and sound bites so sleek you’d think there are no major challenges in entrepreneurship, or any major challenge encountered will be overcome, therefore, a true entrepreneur will always be successful. Even events that have been setup to evaluate failure lionize it. This is the story most get to hear. The sheer sacrifice required to get there is overlooked. The challenge with sound bites and polished anecdotes is they mask some truths that whomever wishes to join the bandwagon should consider.

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Similarly, you need certain skills to make it work as entrepreneur. Someone I spoke to for this article said, people overestimate what they are capable of. He went further to wonder why people assume they can execute in entrepreneurship when they couldn’t hit targets in employment. They posited that entrepreneurship is about creative freedom. You start your own thing when the alternative spaces are too constraining for you to realize it.

http://ahntify.com/the-d...entrepreneurship-gospel/
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2012
#6 Posted : Monday, April 24, 2017 8:59:13 AM
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em·ploy /əmˈploi/ - Make use of.
(eg: the methods they have employed to collect the data)

Be careful and wise though because once they are done using you, you'll be discarded as you can see it happening in the Kenyan market.

Don't be upset by the results you didn't get from the work you didn't do.
- Zig Ziglar
Swenani
#7 Posted : Monday, April 24, 2017 9:34:40 AM
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2012 wrote:
em·ploy /əmˈploi/ - Make use of.
(eg: the methods they have employed to collect the data)

Be careful and wise though because once they are done using you, you'll be discarded as you can see it happening in the Kenyan market.


Even Ouru is employed and he is among the richest kenyas...Don't bring us smile smile smile smile.

Being employed in Kenya is one of the most guaranteed ways to become rich/wealthy through looting.

Ask Machozi, chewing gum, Wereheygoraw,Moorahguri etc
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