Yesterday as I was working on this article, I had no time to prepare some food and thought I should order something so I quickly thought about Glovo and UberEats. I installed Glovo and as I was scrolling through, it hit me that that would have been MealTime app, an app that my co-founder and I worked on to solve this very same problem way before Glovo or UberEats hit the Kenyan market. That’s the first startup we worked on and that made revenue; we had a small office space and a team of dedicated employees working either in engineering…


“Ethereum co-founder, Vitalik Buterin, is the and first crypto self-made billionaire.” A number of news outlets reported this as the price of ether continued to soar high amid the magical years for crypto and the stock market at large. What strikes my mind whenever I read such headlines is the phrase “self-made.” Bill Gates is self-made, Jeff Bezos is self-made, Jay Z is self-made but what exactly does it really mean to be self-made? Can anyone really be a self-made “anything” leave alone dollar billionaire?

After reading the book “Outliers: The Story of Success”, my summary for the entire book…


In an attempt to save on delivery costs, Sendy can look at the data points about the road networks to know the optimum path to the delivery location. This can be based on various features such as distance, traffic conditions, road conditions among many other things. All these features can be passed to an AI model to extract the optimal path that will minimize costs of delivery as well as minimize time taken to deliver the items. Now consider you are in the savannah forest and you see a lion fast approaching. You need to find the fastest path through…


Sheldon Cooper, a Bayesian Thinker, estimates when he is likely to die

“I have addressed this several times. This is not the first time this is coming up. I’ve spoken on it, I’ve addressed it. I’ve said where the rights and wrongs were. I’ve said who I am now vs who I was then…” Kevin Hart was steadfast in his video after quitting from hosting the Oscars. The bone of contention? The Academy of Arts and Sciences wanted him to apologize for a decade old tweets that angered the gay community but Kevin insisted that he had apologized multiple times before and to do so again would be to feed the internet…


Who should get how much ?

One Man One Shilling. That has been, for a long time, a phrase commonplace in the minds of many Kenyans and especially in the senate. It alludes that money should follow population; loosely put, one man one shilling would ignore the fact that serving 10 people isn’t ten times as expensive as serving one person. This doesn’t have to a be a binomial problem where it is either land or population because both of them matter and should be well taken into consideration without hurting the other.

When designing a criteria for revenue distribution, the first important step is identifying…


Working with a retail analytics platform — Insense — has taught me a lot of things that I have shared through a number of blog articles in the past and today is yet another one that most e-commerce platforms know but don’t take seriously — conversion funnel optimization. …


Desperate times don’t always have to call for desperate measures; they call for us to look down through history and to see how our predecessors overcame them and when we do so, we know that they applied different strategies; ones they probably never thought they’d ever have to apply in their company’s lifetime. History shows us over and over again that stiff and rigid companies that stuck with their ways of doing things were swept by the wave of the crisis; only the flexible and resilient ones survived. Covid-19 is not different, it will definitely affect different industries differently but…


There have been lots of opinions going around social media about the correlation between 5G and coronaviruses, covid-19 to be specific. This is, of course, not a one of its kind as we did see similar opinions being shared when the world launched 3G and 4G. One social media user wrote: “Symptoms of 5G exposure include respiratory problems, flu-like symptoms (temperature rises, fever, headaches), pneumonia. Very much like the coronavirus.” The proponents of this opinion have varied lines of reasoning with some claiming that radiation “eats up” oxygen thus making us oxygen-deficient thus leading to the respiratory problems. …


During times of crisis like the one inspired by the Covid-19 Pandemic, the economy is bound to feel a hit and the worst-case scenario is that we head into a recession. Many businesses have already felt the pain and are taking various measures to ensure that they stay afloat throughout this period. As we’ve all noticed, most businesses are opting to shrink down their resources; we’ve seen companies suddenly realizing that they have redundant positions and hence plan on laying off staff to ease their wage bill. …


Worldwide, consumer brands and retailers could gain $22 billion by recapturing sales lost when customers can’t find what they’re looking for, according to a report from the Grocery Manufacturers Association. Conversely put, the global cost of “out-of-stock” for brands is $22 billion — a figure that is predicted to double in the next few years. In the US, 15% of consumers who encountered “out-of-stock” switched to a different brand. Physical retailers lose $34.8 billion globally to their online competitors as a result of their customers missing the products they wanted. …

Phelix Juma

Founder, Techpreneur, Engineer and Data Scientist

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