Gate keepers and gate owners

Gate keepers and gate owners

Are you playing with the gate keepers or gate owners?

Gate owners like to do business with fellow gate owners. A gate owner is key decision maker, usually the person who signs on the cheque. You have to good at identifying gate owners. Most of the time they are not easy to find. In some companies, a person signing on the cheque could be a gate keeper. You find the decisions are taken by someone not physically present at the business. That is why as a shrewd business person, you need to invest in research and market intelligence. Who are the […] Read more

Focus on what is urgent and critical, one at a time

Focus on what is urgent and critical, one at a time

Proverbs 5, “My son, stay focused; listen to the wisdom I have gained;give attention to what I have learned about life.”

Barinaba. Barinaba. Barinaba. Went a loud voice of Mama calling me from a distance. I had just gone to fetch water in a jerrycan from a nearby open well, when Fr. Cosmas Adyebo, the then Headteacher of Munteme Fatima College (MUFACO), a Catholic founded and sponsored school, returned from Hoima town with Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) results. The year was 1995. I had passed so well that not only was the school record smashed, I was among the top students […] Read more

Your on-line activity: The emperor has no clothes

Your on-line activity: The emperor has no clothes

A story is told of an Emperor who allowed himself to be dressed in the finest suite of new clothes, which he had been told “had the special capability that it was invisible to anyone who was either stupid or not fit for his position.”  In his special suite, he held a procession through town, never admitting that he was too unfit and stupid to see what he was wearing. He was afraid that people would think that he was stupid.  The story goes on that “all the townspeople wildly praised the magnificent clothes of the emperor, afraid to admit […] Read more

Here is how to excel in your accountancy job

Here is how to excel in your accountancy job

Getting a job is one thing and climbing the corporate ladder is another ballgame. It takes talent, strategy and hard work.

It is common to find folks who have occupied the same position(at inflation revised pay) for over five to 10 years! That is called career stagnation. You risk being vulnerable to your current employer as your transfer price (extra pay to leave your current job) lowers due to real or perceived limited experience. I know you could have been a recipient of lousy advice that the longer you stay on your job the better for. Well, you were misled. You […] Read more

How to avoid being a cyber-crime victim, part 2

How to avoid being a cyber-crime victim, part 2

One of the cyber crime investigators creeds is that “no cyber criminal is too smart to leave no digital traces.” Smart thieves leave few traces. But there will always be something to link the crime to a suspect.

And that is how a cyber-crime investigator established the name and mobile number of the suspect and gave the information to Uganda Police, who then obtained a court order for a call log printout from the telecom company. Together with the email header information, the physical location of the suspect’s office was established. With a search warrant, police visited the suspect’s offices in […] Read more

Are you living for a cause or by a cause?

Are you living for a cause or by a cause?

No one stays young forever. Every passing minute, you are growing old. Are you living for a cause or are you living by a cause?

The young people today are breaking the hearts of their parents, slowly but consistently. Today, marks one day after burying one of the iconic and talented young musicians, popularly known by his stage name, Mowzey Radio. At just 33 years, Moses N. Ssekibogo had made a powerful brand. He graduated from Makerere University with a degree in Psychology, which gave him a strong foundation to succeed in his passion, music.  He is a true success story. […] Read more