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K Squared Communications Enters the Indie Publishing World!

Last year Kate Koziol, President and CEO of K Squared Communications, got an amazing opportunity to travel to Kenya and meet, advise and teach young business entrepreneurs there.  It was such an amazing experience that she wrote blog articles and journals about it. Those memories and writings have been collected into K Squared’s first indie […]

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K Squared Publishes First ebook: “What the Mzungu Saw”: Donates Net Book Proceeds to Vision for Kenya Fund

CHICAGO, Sept. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — “What the Mzungu Saw: Business and Life Lessons from Africa” details K Squared Communications President Kate Koziol’s work in Kenyateaching young entrepreneurs.  The book will be launched on Tuesday at the ROTARY/One Cosmopolitan Club’s Vision for Kenya  fundraiser event at the Underground Wunderbar in Chicago.  Net proceeds from the ebook sales, available exclusively on Amazon, will […]

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Kate’s Madagascar Journal – MWW Seeking EUA (Married White Woman Seeking Evolutionary Unique Animals)

I can’t believe I am on my long dreamed of trip to Madagascar, to see the lemurs, the Ringtail Lemur in particular. Ever since Sr. Kevin’s 7th grade science class I have been intrigued by evolutionary oddities and been to the Galapagos to see the Blue Footed Boobies, Tasmania to see the Tasmanian Devil and […]

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Kate’s Kenya Journal – The Day Heaven Met Earth

Simon, my first and most likely only tent butler, brings Mandy and I hot chocolate and cookies at our 7A wake up call. He recommends that we eat them inside because monkeys like cookies – smart monkeys. He also shows us how to tie up our tent zipper so we don’t get monkey looters when […]

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Kate’s Kenya Journal – The Long and Winding Road

At the end of a long and dusty road is nirvana. We took a 7 hour ride from Nyharuru to the Masai Mara game reserve in southern Kenya – right on the border to Tanzania today. The first one hour was a bit rugged, the middle three hours were sweet, flat highway, the next one […]

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Kate’s Kenya Journal – Are We Together? and What a Wonderful World!

Quote of the Morning: “Are my employees just cows to be milked?” Lawrence Musili, General Manager of the Thomson Falls Lodge. Lawrence spoke to our students today. He spoke of taking the harder but honest room. You see, Kenya administration is rather ‘Blagoarchy’ and tips are common – but not with Lawrence. As a successful […]

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Kate’s Kenya Journal – Morning Routine

I have been on many business trips, but none like this. It’s chilly in the room when I wake up, but the heavy wool blanket and down duvet has kept we warm all night. It’s not the chill that wakes me during the night, it’s the dogs barking at the roaming hippos or its one […]

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Kate’s Kenya Journal – Wake Up Call

Three words about our site visits to the five student businesses over the last two days. Wow. Wow. Wow. We got to visit: ?James’ bike rental and repair shop in Rhumuruti ?Joseph’s micro lending business, three barber shops and public service theater youth group in Maina ?Diana’s hair salon in Nyahururu Town ?Hilary and Susan’s […]

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Kate’s Kenya Journal – What’s In the Woodpile?

We have fireplaces in the rooms because there is no central heat and after the fireman comes – usually one of the marathon trainers that train around here because of the altitude – to light the fire, I go down to the wood pile underneath the stairs to get extra wood to keep the fire […]

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Kate’s Kenya Journal – Backstage Pass

 It is a privilege to be here.  If we can help one person be more successful – and success can be as little as making $100 a month – then they can have an easier life and teach another 10 people – we can help change entire communities. I hope the people in these villages, […]

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