How to communicate amidst a disaster

Natural and unnatural disasters have been part of the human life ever since time memorial. While some are due to humans tampering with the natural flow of events like the current heat waves that have killed over 1000 people in both India and Pakistan are thought to be catalyzed by; Deforestation Mining Air pollution by factory and automobile gasses Others are nature in itself and chances that they can be prevented are close to zero for example, the infamous Tsunami of the year 2004 that happened as a result of a major earthquake that killed over 200,000 people in countries including Thailand, India and Sri Lanka.Not forgetting the two recent […]

Why English is Important

Usually when one speaks just one or two languages; that is usually the mother tongue and either English or French, or just the mother tongue. Recently I discovered that African countries, East Africa in particular, there are so many big business projects owned by foreigners. Now, for these to earn their profits they are encouraged to learn the local dialects. For example, when one enters an Indian restaurant, one can actually eavesdrop as the manager rebukes or corrects his Ugandan workers in really bad but understandable Luganda; a dialect spoken in the central part of the country. I also realized that when companies recruit youths in African countries to go […]

Language in the Field Of Sports

By definition sports is referred to as an activity involving a physical use of energy and skill to perform a particular task normally competition against each other. It is also a form of entrainment Sports, like music is referred to as a universal language because people of different backgrounds, cultures, languages and geographical locations come together for competitions in ‘alanguage’ they all understand best. Sports are physical ability with a collective or organised participation. This means that though the participants are strangers, when the sport begins participants are no longer strangers since they all know what and how to do it. Because of the common rules and regulations in sports, […]

How to be understood easily using Sign language

I laugh out loud whenever I remember the infamous sign language interpreter at the late Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa’s burial. He was to be doing something totally different from that which he was paid to do; sign language interpretation. Many are ignorant when it comes to sign language. We take it for granted that people who know sign language speak the same gestures or signs globally to mean the same thing. Actually sign language is not the same world over. It is just like me and him speak different languages. Yes, sign language is similar compared the rest of the languages but still it shouldn’t be an […]

How misinterpretation of weather can cost you.

No need to look at the clouds now days to ascertain whether it will rain, shine, be windy or not. This is done by forecasters on almost every news channel or news hour. Forget about the few weather forecasters who totally mess up our days when they foretell lies; it will shine, then end up with the rude reality the next day when we are soaked in rain. Weather forecasting is therefore very important in the running of our day to day lives and businesses in particular. Simply because you will know when to transport your merchandise, without the interruption of rain or the traffic jam that comes with rain […]

The Evolution of Languages

Before we begin, first and foremost, it is critical to accept the fact that language is a far too wide and vague topic for anyone to say anything sensible about, if you disagree, I would have liked to hear your opinion after you read this article. It is a long standing argument that proclaims evolution of language to have seized, going along the fact that so has, to all intents and purposes, human evolution. A handful, with fingers to spare claim humans are still evolving and so is the dynamic complexity of language. One can only get muffled in an already confused field. To have a grip without falling off […]

How Internet Has Simplified Business: A Look At Business In The Days Without Internet and Current Days With Internet.

How Internet Has Simplified Business: A Look At Business In The Days Without Internet and Current Days With Internet.

Who takes the lead! Internet or traditional methods? At my early age while still in my infant stages of education I loved to read story books especially those starting with a statement; ” once upon  a time there lived a man………..” I enjoyed to learn how things used to happen in the past and compared them with the current situation and that was pretty interesting.   I would like to bring to you the story of business in the early 1950s where internet was nonexistent. Much as my existence on the planet earth was not thought of then, documented literature clearly tells what it was all about. Business men in […]

International Business Etiquette

He walked into a Japanese company with a scheduled appointment with the executives. He was asked to remove his shoes despite the fact we are in the modern era, and the guest renounced the request. He was ‘given the pink slip,’ and denied the meeting. It’s embarrassing when no deference is displayed for somebody else’s customs and it irks more when you blow a million dollar deal out of arrogance and ignorance. Besides the narration of how this meeting with the Japanese company (Toyota) executives was denied. I am simply awe-struck and I deeply admire the culture embodied in the Japanese that they transpire in business and professionalism as well. […]

Translation and entertainment: let’s give credit where it’s due.

Just like after any long day, you would probably hit the gym, kick it with a few friends, head for your night lecture andlater on, with a case of insomnia, you would preferably use your ‘free time’ and catch up on that amazing book, 10 pages in every day and finally, I like to waft off and have forty-winks into this blockbuster or collection of series episodes. Translation isn’t heeded as a vital service;it could be because it’s not so obvious for one to understand how to make commercial provision of the service so forthright. Watching this motion picture got me awe-struck with the story and details, and I imagined […]

Language And Global Business

Globalisation once a myth is now a living reality and an aspect of society today. From the arts and creations by maestros of their time; Michelangelo, Da Vinci, we get to witness their ideas and creations practiced in many aspects of the world of the 21st Century. From the first flight by the Wright brothers to the concord flights, journeys that would last months at sea to journeys that only last a whiff of a second. We are now currently able to actually GLOBALISE. The ability to share information across the world through language translation is phenomenon, and yes I do mean across the world no matter the eccentric dynamic […]