#OdeToYouth: Lesson 2 – Learn how to sweep a floor

My last day of high school was a Thursday. My mother, one of several accomplished hoteliers and caterers in our family, had arranged that I would start apprenticeship at the Tropical African Dream Hotel in Malindi. Apprentices at the hotel were essentially being given practical training for them to become hotel managers. One had to …

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Dreams of our sons & daughters, dare we imagine?

A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to spend half an hour with a 85 year old man who moved to Washington DC in August 1980 – the very month I was born. I had just finished a really heavy day at the World Bank conference so I headed to Georgetown, checked out …

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