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How Kenya’s Foremen is Redefining the Modern Day Men Shoe Game

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Guys, think about it: what defines you as a man? We are not talking about your personal responsibilities or that nice beard that makes you masculine; we are talking about your shoe game! Ask any lady, and they will tell you that the pair you adorn – whether for work or a social event. The shoe you wear plays a huge role in determining whether you get their number or not. Go ahead and ask your girl, and the answer will be the same.

The Foremen, a popular high-end men footwear store in Kenya knows this perfectly well, and that’s why they have invested time and resources to redefine the modern-day men shoe game, bringing you some awesome pairs that blend in any occasion.

A Look at the Footwear Industry

Here are some interesting facts. Remember Prada Sports somewhere between 1998 and 1999? Well, that was 20 years ago, when the footwear industry experienced a massive change. Prada became one of the most popular shoe brands by introducing a unique sports collection that made other big fashion companies follow suit. It’s said that the footwear industry experiences a massive change in style every 20 years.

Now, fast-forward to 2019. This year will remain an iconic year majorly because of the huge changes that have been experienced in the fashion industry. When it comes to dress shoes, especially, brands have re-introduced older designs, making them even more adorable for the gentlemen that care much about their shoe game. You can find stunning lace-up shoes, slip-ons, monk strap shoes, and, of course, the popular Chelsea boots that blend well in any occasion — be it wedding, office wear, or just a casual shoe worn with a nice pair of jeans.

Importance of Dress Shoes and why they Matter for The Foremen

What is that one thing that you wear that fits the description below?

  • Sharpens your style
  • Is a status of symbol
  • Women love and know it

Got an idea? No? Well, the answer is Shoes (dress shoes, for that matter)! You see, just as mentioned above, shoes are a key ingredient when it comes to every man’s style, and here’s why:

  • A good pair shows your status!

That’s right. Since time immemorial, shoes have played a significant role in people’s status. Hannibal Lecter, for instance, could determine what kind of background Clarice Starling came from by just looking at their shoes.

  • A good pair represents your attention to detail

Ladies will tell you this better — they can know how organized you are by just looking at your shoe game. Men have learned to care about their shoes, going beyond that nice combination of trousers, shirt, and jacket. They now adorn stylish pairs and prove they have a sharp eye for the small details. Call them sophisticated!

  • A good pair makes you appear sharp

From head all the way down to the toe, a nice pair of shoes will bring your A-game when it comes to style. It’s actually the “wow” factor.

The Foremen allow you to stand out with some of the best stylish shoes. They make high-end shoes from top brands in the world affordable, allowing you to turn heads when you grace any occasion. The company dares to be unique and different. Unlike other brands out there, the Foremen deals in luxury shoes, selling them directly to you so that you won’t incur costs of packaging, middlemen, and mass distribution.  You get quality, comfort, mobility, and most importantly, variety!

To get in touch with The Foreman contact them at +254 708 676 723 or follow them on Instagram.

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Optiven Group is Hiring an IT Support Technician and two More Positions, Here’s the Details

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It’s that time of the year — and it’s a good one if you dream of getting into the real estate industry in a reputable organisation. Optiven Group just announced some dream job openings that would be ideal for you. Applications are open till October 31st 2019. But don’t delay: The opportunities won’t be around for long.

1.    IT Support Technician

The purpose of the position holder will be to provide technical support, troubleshooting and assistance to IT and related systems with technical, hardware, and software system problems such us but not limited to connection problems, inabilities to access data, slow performance, and inefficient programs.

Key requirements for this job include a Proven work experience as a Technical Support Engineer, IT Help Desk Technician or similar role. Good understanding of computer systems, mobile devices and other tech products is also a key requirement.

More details on this position including details on how to apply can be found here.

2.    Software Development Officer

Job Purpose: To design, develop and install software solutions that drive its automation agenda to the next level. Passionate and self-driven individuals are invited to make their applications.

Key Requirements: Proven experience as a Software Developer, at least 2 year working experience. Knowledge of coding language (e.g. python, Java, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, XML, php) and Database frameworks oracle, MySQL.

More details on this position including details on how to apply can be found here.

3.    Foundation Coordinator/Resource Mobilizer

Key Accountabilities: Developing, implementing and monitoring fundraising strategies that includes yearly targets to meet the costs of the current and future programs.

Key Requirements: A bachelor’s degree in Sociology, Social Sciences or Community Development. Preferably to have worked in an NGO or any other charitable organization

More details on this position including details on how to apply can be found here.

About Optiven Group

As a multiple award-winning property development pacesetter in East Africa, Optiven Group has over 20 years’ experience in the real estate market. Alongside its head office in the capital, the company also has offices in South Africa as well as satellite branches in the US and Europe.

Besides its real estate activities, the company operates strategic business units (subsidiaries) in construction, agribusiness, hospitality and insurance.

The group is also active in corporate philanthropy through the Optiven Foundation which provides scholarships, food donations and homes for the less fortunate members of society.

Optiven Group does not charge any fees for job applications. For inquiries visit their head office at Barclay’s Plaza, 14th Floor or call 0790 300300

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15 Highly Inspiring Quotes from George Wachiuri That Will Make You Think Differently

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As the captain to one of the most ambitious companies in Africa, George Wachiuri is a man admired by many – not because of his success over the years but also for his service to the community and warm personality.

To start with, this man is pretty much unstoppable, his journey took off by losing a Sh 5M worth of lifetime savings through a deal gone sour. But that did not stop him from heading to the future – he soldiered on to build and position Optiven Group as a reading real estate brand in east Africa before diversifying into hospitality, construction, agribusiness and insurance.

But perhaps the greatest thing Mr. Wachiuri has ever done is inspire others to be their best selves. He can also make miracles happen, too. In fact, if it weren’t for him, most entrepreneurs in Kenya including myself could still be struggling in our businesses. Here’s how some of his 15 most inspirational quotes can transform your life;

  1. No one should ever give up. Learn to focus on your vision, trust in God, be self-disciplined, network relentlessly, be passionate about your undertakings, work smart and hire people who are smarter than you.
  2. I ventured into business thinking it would be easy, I failed 15 times before things started working out. When you fail dust yourself off and rise up, it is a lesson.
  3. Always be in peace with each other, do good and help those that are disadvantaged in life. If you cannot help many, just help one.
  4. It takes many hands to make light work, but more importantly, it takes one step at a time to complete the journey of 1000 miles.
  5. Keep telling yourself good and positive things. Keep mining the best attributes out of yourself. I am a great person, I am the best that there is, I am a winner, I am extremely handsome, I am amazingly beautiful. Ultimately, you will condition your brain to think and act with this kind of positivity. And when success comes as a result of this positive attitude, take time to celebrate, however minimal this success seems.
  6. One thing I have discovered about life is that the best age to be is 45 to 55 years as you are able to skillfully take calculated risks.
  7. Awards are given out as a reward to those who have a positive impact on their communities and the country or region they operate.
  8. Service to humanity and leadership to humanity is a humble calling
  9. It is an effort and requirement for all of us to reach out to the youth through mentorship. This way, we empower them to leave a tangible mark wherever they go and make society a better place.
  10. If all your friends are always affirming you, you will end up living in a comfort zone.
  11. Take a risk and explore new things, new targets, smile differently, work differently. People who don’t change become salty.
  12. The worst thing that you can ever do is to yourself is to compare yourself with another person. You have to always remember that you are the only version of yourself in the whole world.
  13. It is wise to avoid unnecessary competition with your peers, with your colleagues, with your family members. You better learn to compete with only one person in life – yourself.
  14. Never allow people to define you or your capacity. Be assertive and learn to go for what you want in life without seeking the approval of everyone around you. Have a total control of your life and break the chains of unrealistic societal expectations that will always turn into a frustrating mirage chase.
  15. There is joy in diversity. Life could be very boring if we were all looking the same, talking the same language or belonging to the same religion. Learn to accommodate other people.

Which of the quotes above inspired you most? Comment below,

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CEO Dennis Muilenburg Stripped Off Boeing’s Chairman Title as Company Separates Roles

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Boeing’s Board has removed CEO Dennis Muilenburg’s title as chairman in an unexpected strategy shift as announced by the U.S. plane maker on Friday.

The latest step which the board has taken in recent weeks to improve executive oversight of its engineering ranks and industrial operations was separating the roles which would pave way for Muilenburg to have ‘maximum focus’ on steering Boeing’s daily operations.

In an announcement on Friday afternoon, Boeing said that lead Director David Calhoun, a senior managing director at Blackstone Group, will take over as non-executive chairman. The announcement expressed the Board’s confidence in Muilenburg, who would remain on the board and retain the top job.

“The board has full confidence in Dennis as CEO and believes this division of labor will enable maximum focus on running the business with the board playing an active oversight role,” Calhoun said in the statement.

This decision was brought forth as company has been striving to put its best selling 737 MAX back in service after the safety ban which had been issued worldwide in March after two crashes which left 346 people dead in Indonesia and Ethiopia. The decision has also been partly brought forth after Muilenburg survived a split in his roles as CEO and chairman, a motion which had been put forth by shareholders six months ago. This is part of the very intense pressure he has felt in the four years which he has been working at the helm of the world’s largest plane maker.

Boeing and U.S. regulators were criticized over certification of the plane earlier on Friday by an international aviation panel. It was revealed by an internal review that the company was looking to re-organize its engineering reporting lines company-wide and ensure higher ranking officials and also achieves the increase at which the reception of feedback concerning safety issues from the lower levels of the company. Weekly reports of potential safety issues discussed in meetings of rank and file engineers were taken to Muilenburg as part of the move too.

Muilenburg is required to testify before U.S. House panel on 30th October and questions have been raised by lawmakers about 737 MAX certification. More than 100 lawsuits are also being held against the company concerning the crashes alleging flaws in the design.

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