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There are currently just over 6,000 NGOs registered in Kenya, and the number is on the rise – all competing for a share of the philanthropist’s purse.

In the Global Journal’s top 100 NGOs 2013 list, only 4 NGOs out of the thousands registered in Kenya, featured. One third of the NGOs on the list were headquartered in the United States, 6 in India and 5 in Brazil. Where is your organisation on the scale ?

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By David J. Abbott

Business books and the management press are filled with jargon. Everyone is searching for the next mind boggling bright business idea. Ever sit in a meeting and listen to a presentation, filled with all the right corporately correct words, nodding one’s head politely, yet it was totally incomprehensible?

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Breakthroughs involve questioning fundamental assumptions, and looking at the world differently. Each discipline attempts to more accurately describe its subject.  For instance, our understanding of the  cell has leapt from Gregor Mendel’s garden pea experiments reported in 1866, to Watson and Crick’s discovery of the structure of DNA in 1953, to  close to cracking the human genome today.  In information technology, computing power doubles roughly every eighteen months with no cost increase.

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By David J. Abbott

Do you feel that you are working extremely hard and yet it does not seem to be hitting the bottom line ? Are you very busy and almost could not take on any new work, yet the firm’s profitability seems to be stagnant ? You might be surprised how common a problem this is.

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