Building my own bus

Getting off that “official” educational bus was tough in itself. Having to explain why I was throwing away a solid education. It did not make sense to many that 4 years doing something that is not in your heart is 4 wasted years. I was not about to go through the rigors of studying something I had no desire for.

Education I wanted and education I would get. You see, it is not where you get the knowledge from but the quality of the source that matters. I was determined to read my way there…wherever there is.

My first job, was at 3mice Interactive Media, a web development firm based in Nairobi, Kenya. I remember my first visit vividly having been given directions to their Kileleshwa office by my brother Duke {Netware, Stocks Kenya} and trying to look dressed up in my college pants which were badly faded, armed with a freshly printed resume. My first visit was on a Thursday, a day after I had sat my final paper for my MIS Diploma. The man I was meant to see one Kevin Ouma, was not in. Apparently they were moving up the road and the office was in a flurry of activity. I was told to come over the weekend.

I don’t know if what happened qualified as an interview, but on Saturday I was in for a total of 10 minutes max. The resume was never looked at (thanks god) and the questions came out in quick succession. Can you design – yes Can you produce websites – yes Are you good in macromedia stuff – uh huh Have you finished your exams – yes. You start Monday, be here at 8 am and get introduced to the team.

And that was my introduction to the working world…I had the chassis of my bus…

An Africa based entrepreneur in the pursuit of opportunities without regard to resources currently controlled striving to build services that have real-world value for my beloved continent and beyond while having fun along the way.

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