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The truth about Teff

Social media was in frenzy when news regarding a case concerning the teff patent was won in the Netherlands.

Time lost chasing

I was with a friend a few days ago, who needed to change foreign currency into local currency and I told him about the forex ATM which I find quite fascinating.

The fleeting interest

I have been following the news lately and the stories about protests and inflation and cost of living as well as the Italian head of state’s comment against the French government have really got me thinking about politics.  

The cost of victory

I was at a traffic light when a beggar who held a sign in Amharic approached my car and stuck out the sign so I can read it.

Health, the mental kind….

Lately I  have been thinking quite a bit about mental health. I was recently informed of a young boy, barely in college, who took his own life. No one knows what happened, what he was dealing with, why he did what he did.

To leave or stay?

I read an article written by a young Kenyan, relating to his experience and decision to leave Kenya.

The non-existing line

I am in Dubai this week speaking at events for the annual Dubai Arbitration Week and I had the chance to meet and network with professionals in my field from all corners of the world. In addition to being a hub for expats, the Dubai Arbitration Week attracts hundreds of practitioners from around the world.


I have been thinking a lot of about change and institutions lately. Given the current developments in Ethiopia, I do not doubt that I am the only one who has these topics on my mind.

The downfall of success

I have thinking a lot about the value of mentors lately and the shock and disorientation that comes with success. Let me explain.