Why I Am Leaving Uganda (Part 2)

Leaving anything is difficult as there are many memories and relationships that have been made along the way. Stepping away from Uganda is no different but what helps the most is the road that lies ahead. Coming to 31 Bits was still the right decision even though is has been a very difficult time for a […]

Why I am Leaving Uganda (Part 1)

In almost one week exactly I will be getting on a plane back the US. This time without a return ticket to Uganda. Last October I took a job with 31 Bits but will be stepping away from after Friday. Often in our careers we need to step away in order to keep moving forward […]

Don’t Teach A Man To Fish. Start A Fishing Company

Let’s cut to the chase. The phrase “Give a man a fish he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish he eats for a lifetime” is simple and seems like a revelation but is incredibly problematic. First off, it assumes the poor don’t know how to fish. In other words, the poor have […]

How to Create Thousands of Jobs in Africa: Ethiopia and Roses

Unemployment has been a constant talking point in the US since the recent Financial Crisis. The current official unemployment rate is around 5.5% down from a peak of 10%. Though many argue that the rate is understated (labor participation has gone down), the US rate has remained much lower than the unemployment rate in Sub-Saharan […]