In a recent decision, Judges for the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals have held that Naruto, the monkey “lacked statutory standing because the Copyright Act does not expressly authorize animals to file copyright infringement suits”. Naruto had grabbed British nature photographer David Slater’s camera during a 2011 trip to Indonesia, posed and took a […]
Some highly productive people go on to be very successful managers and why others don’t. While the best leaders are highly productive people, the most highly productive people don’t always gravitate toward leading others. Managers need to be aware that the skills that make individual contributors effective and highly productive are not the only skills […]
British American Tobacco (BAT) Kenya has raised the bar in executive pay reporting with publication of a detailed account of what it paid its directors last year and the performance parameters against which their pay is measured, making it the first publicly traded company to do so. The cigarette manufacturer appears to have borrowed the […]
Kenyan litigants will soon start filing their cases in court digitally in an operational shift that is expected to improve the efficiency of the judicial system, enhance accountability and prevent revenue leakage. Piloting of e-filing platform is underway at the commercial division of the High Court at Milimani and it is expected to be ready […]
Think big, but beyond that, act on the ideas and think long-term. The journey would not be smooth but perseverance is key – Mr. Tony Elumelu who is a billionaire and United Bank of Africa (UBA) chairman. The key message during the session was that Africans should embrace technology and be faithful in transforming the […]
Barclays Bank of Kenya (BBK) is embroiled in a Trademark dispute with ABSA Kenya Limited which is seeking to permanently restrain Barclays from adopting Absa as a trade name following recent changes in the bank’s ownership at the continental level. ABSA Kenya, which was incorporated in 2005, says it reserved the name with the Registrar […]
Absentee leaders are people in leadership roles who are psychologically absent from them. They were promoted into management, and enjoy the privileges and rewards of a leadership role, but avoid meaningful involvement with their teams. Absentee leadership resembles the concept of rent-seeking in economics — taking value out of an organization without putting value in. […]
The Ministry of Lands is seeking public comments on the Sectional Properties Act, 1987. Comments close on 20 April 2018. Comments to the Ministry should be submitted by April 20 2018.
The Ministry of Lands has issued a notice stating that the Nairobi and Central Registries shall be closed between 19 March and 30 March 2018. This is to enable the Ministry complete the digitisation process that shall see land transaction services being offered online via the ecitizen platform. Normal business is expected to resume on […]
Manager work habits e.g. working late or replying emails on weekends whether unintentionally or not, signals to their teams an expectation of similar behaviour and thus obliges the teams or direct reports to respond in kind. This may not be a good thing. Read more on what you should do.