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This content is curated by our Workplace Director and Community Associates at Nairobi’s premier shared working space in Sanlam Tower, Nairobi, Kenya.
Workable Nairobi opened it’s doors in March 2019. Read more HERE

Featured Blog
The Future of Work: Is your organization ready to move to a coworking space?

http://workable.space/2019/01/19/the-future-of-work-is-your-organization-ready-to-move-into-a-coworking-space/

The term coworking is often associated with work spaces for start-ups and millennial entrepreneurs; you know, the guys who wear jeans to work, or can be found in third spaces like coffee shops around town. However, coworking is evolving into shared workspaces that blend the traditional office environment with the “lifestyle” or recreational benefits of the third space. As such, coworking is now attracting corporates who are looking to ease the complexity of facility management, whilst providing great places to work for their millennial employees. Read more Here

This is the gap Workable Nairobi has been designed to fill. Schedule a site visit with us by contacting Maureen on +254 709 324 000

Events at Workable
On July 10, Workable in collaboration with mSurvey hosted Marlon Nichols, Founding Managing Partner at MaC Venture Capital and adjunct at SC Johnson College of Business, Cornell University.

The topic was “Series Seed Stage: How entrepreneurs should prepare”

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Events coming up:


PowerTalk @Workable on Thursday August 15 featuring Jacob Hason, CEO of Yum, an eCommerce platform that is making waves in Kenya. Jacob will talk to use about how he got funded and the opportunity in Africa in digital commerce.
RSVP by August 7 to Maureen@workable.space

If you would like to host an event at Workable, we have outdoor and indoor spaces available, onsite catering by Connect Coffee and audio/visual facilities. Contact us: Send us an email to hello@workable.space

The Workable Moment
People Spotlight

Marlon Nichols, recently visited Nairobi and joined us at Workable Nairobi for a PowerTalk.

Marlon Nichols is a founding managing partner at MaC Venture Capital (formerly Cross Culture Ventures), which find the entrepreneurs who are building the future for the rest of America. He’s a former Kauffman Fellow and Investment Director at Intel Capital and a current adjunct in entrepreneurship and venture capital at the SC Johnson College of Business at Cornell University. Marlon’s unique eye for global trends and shifts in consumer behavior has helped him capture high-potential investments like Gimlet Media, MongoDB, Thrive Market, Fair, LISNR, Mayvenn, Blavity, Wonderschool, and others. He’s been featured on TechCrunch, Fortune, Blavity, and NBC, and was the recipient of SXSW 2018 Innovator of the Year award, Digital Diversity’s Innovation & Inclusion Change Agent award, and was named Pitchbook’s 25 Black Founders and VCs to Watch in 2018 and 2019.

Marlon Nichols on “Culture as a Currency”, by Leonida Kombo
Elaborating on the concept of culture as a currency, Marlon added, “We’re in a place where culture, customs and behaviour have value and are able to generate revenue. Groups that have been ignored for sometime have influence in form of spending power and their decisions affect popular culture not only within the US and Kenya but from a global perspective as well.” Read more HERE

From the Workable Library
Our recommended reading this month is Alive at Work by Daniel Cable which was listed in Sunny Bindra’s top books of 2018. Sunny describes Alive at Work as “the most important business book of the year”. That’s a strong statement from the management guru so we believe it is worth picking up to read. As the name of the book suggests, it’s about realizing that people are not actually alive at work because some organizations kill the human brain’s instinct to explore, seek and to solve. Sunny summarized the book as a story about the head, written with heart.

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