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Mehul Shah
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Techard Steam and Power are a hardware supplier based in Nairobi. Please kindly circle their page on google+. Thanks. Have a fantastic day!!
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Kindly like my page below and share on your wall...thanking you in advance..:-)
https://www.facebook.com/techardsteamandpowerltd
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crazy!!
 
Cats got to do what they got to do

"Traffic comes to a standstill as two lions decide to roll around in the middle of a road on the edge of the Nairobi National Park in Kenya. Commuters were forced to watch the ten-minute display, before the lions left the road.

Picture: Gareth Jones / Barcroft Media"


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/picturesoftheday/9862318/Pictures-of-the-day-11-February-2013.html?frame=2476937
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inspirational...
 
simply awesome please share
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Thanks Mehul....this is just wonderful. I love, love it. Thanks too for exposing me to social media & networking. I am forever grateful for those skills.
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What would you do if you could get your hands on NZT? What would be the first thing you'd get done?
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After 45 hours of traveling (Niceville > D.C. > Dakar, Senegal > Johannesburg, South Africa > Nairobi, Kenya), I made it to Nairobi. Two days later, I'm now successfully moved in. SIM card, phones (one for going out and my Android), office, taxi cabs, and grocery shopping are all figured out. I'll be keeping a list of "lessons learn" throughout the summer. Here are few highlights:

Avocados- Texas & Mexico be jealous. Avocados here are the size of softballs and cost 40 cents. They will make up a meal-a-day for me.

Dell- a good feeling when the first computer at customs is created by a company from your school/city. Hook 'em.

Milk - the lids aren't sealed like milk jugs in the states. This resulted in a kid coming up to me in the grocery store saying "Sir, your milk," as my milk spilled across the store after I placed the jug in the basket horizontally.

Swahili - I have a hard enough time understanding the local English. I did learn "fist bump" in Swahili, giving me cool "status" with all the local school kids I pass.  

My place - spacious. I'm living in the room intended for live-in help, so it offers my own bathroom and door. The shower is hot... too hot, though you have to turn the hot water heater on 15 minutes before entering. The places where expats live are "compounds" with 24 hour security. I'm... not sure... how they decided who they let in and who they don't, but lets say it hasn't been a problem. Supposedly, we have the best full-time housekeeper in the city. I'll keep you posted.

Traffic - everyone in the states... never complain about traffic again. Imagine all Miami drivers confined to one lane with no traffic signals or rules. The free-for-all you envision is exactly what the Nairobi driving situation is. Let me reiterate, no lights. I'll never, ever, complain about a traffic light again.

The office - I will go into details later about the incredible work being done by the social enterprise I'm with. Spending a half day in the office, the environment is beyond exciting. Imagine a mix of the brightest and most idealistic minds from around the world working on an interesting problem with enormous social benefit. Everyone is excited to be bettering the world instead of creating another photo sharing app. Sheer awesomeness.

The expats - many more than expected. More so, everyone I met has an incredible story and is working on something extremely meaningful. Within two days, I've met at least 20 expats. 

Prices - beers are $1-3 at the bar, cereal $8, avocados $.40, dinner out $10, gym $60 per month, basic cell phone $18, 1000 airtime minutes $12, cab ~$5. 

I could go on and on, and I am sure I will in the coming months, but I couldn't be more thrilled to see what the summer entails. I promise more/better pictures. After hearing numerous petty crime stories, I have been hesitant about whipping out the Android. I'll get over this fear in the coming days.

Finally, this evening was great and was finished with the Dortmund vs. Bayern soccer (football) game. Surrounded by ~400 locals and 40+ expats, I couldn't help but pretend the sport was exciting. In reality, it was the best (and only) professional soccer game I've watched in entirety. 
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I am re sharing this post for those of you who haven't yet gone through this process. I have had a lot of complaints recently from people's gmail accounts being hacked and suspended. Please use the 2 step verification to help avoid this in future.
 
Step 1: Plus 1 this post.:
Step 2: Share this with the people you care about.
Step 3: Secure your google account.
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Some mornings are golden!
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Facebook is keeping you from being an asshat in comments

OK, so I go over to +Max Woolf's content area on Facebook, and respond to his post about +PandoDaily, (which is here: https://www.facebook.com/max.woolf/posts/326466947419794 ) but Facebook keeps me from posting the below comment. It gave me this error. Looks like Facebook is doing content analysis in real time before it will let you post and is looking to keep the service "happy." I sure wonder now what kind of algorithms Facebook is running on content.

Has anyone ever seen anything like this before? I haven't, and I've posted tons of comments to Facebook.

My comment?

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I'm so glad I didn't start a media business. It's actually really tough to get new and interesting stories and to avoid falling into drama. People forget that Techcrunch was built step-by-step as a new publishing form was taking shape. PandoDaily doesn't have that advantage and, is, indeed, facing competition from social networks that is quite good indeed.

I no longer visit blogs. I watch Twitter, Google+, and Facebook, along with Hacker News, Techmeme, Quora. These are the new news sources.

Plus, Pando Daily actually doesn't have enough capital to compete head on with, say, D: All Things Digital or The Verge, both of which are expanding quickly and have ecosystems behind them.

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UPDATE: we're discussing this over on Facebook too: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150829960634655&set=a.458123019654.251938.501319654&type=1
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  • Sagar Media Ltd
    Director, 2009 - present
  • Richie Rich Ltd
    Director, 2008 - present
  • The UK Consumer Protection Agency
    Business Development Manager, 2005 - 2006
  • XS Online Ltd
    Director, 2006 - 2008
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Introduction
About Me:
Born and brought up in Northampton, UK. I am 28 year old. I am passionate about all things web.
 
I am the Managing Director of
Sagar Media Ltd
Sagar Media Ltd is a web agency based in Nairobi, Kenya. We provide website design, search engine optimisation, email marketing and social media marketing services.

We're passionate about helping East African Businesses create internet marketing systems that generate significant returns on investment.

Where can you find me?
Been living an working in Nairobi, Kenya for the last 3 years.

What am I reading?
Just read Michael Gerber's 'The E-Myth Revisited' and Anthony Robbins' book 'Awaken the Giant Within.' I would highly recommend both.
Bragging rights
Think I am too young to have any bragging rights. What do you think? Hmm, I will have to think about this one.
Education
  • The University of Life
    Still learning..., 1983 - present
  • Kingston University
    Business Management (BA Hons), 2002 - 2005
  • Northamptonshire Grammer School
    GCSE's and A-Levels, 1994 - 2001
  • Overtone Prep School
    How to stay out of trouble and my ABCD