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5 Business Lessons from Riding a Motorcycle in Nairobi

5 Business Lessons from Riding a Motorcycle in Nairobi

I got my first motorcycle when I was 16 and started to ride the streets of Nairobi.  Fortunately, we had fewer cars on the road back in the early ‘90s. I started to understand the way to see and think when dealing with the odd assortment of experiences you face on Kenyan streets.  Today, I … read more

Samburu women and digital education

Samburu women and digital education

The trip from Nairobi went well, as you can expect when you’re on the best roads in Kenya. There was only one small problem with a fuel line on the tired out old 1981 R80G/S when we got to Archer’s Post. I’m not bitter at all that my much nicer 2007 Suzuki DR650 is constantly … read more

Great roads and a bit of engine trouble (NBO2JHB day 1)

Great roads and a bit of engine trouble (NBO2JHB day 1)

(By Erik) I’m writing this blog post using my Mac, connected to a BRCK which is connected to a satellite internet connection using an Inmarsat iSavi device, somewhere about 100km from Arusha towards Dodoma. Inmarsat gave us this test device, a small unit, made for global travelers, so we could test out what worked and … read more

Expedition 2014 – Exploring Edtech on the Water

Expedition 2014 – Exploring Edtech on the Water

It’s that time of year in Kenya again – the “short rains” are coming, there’s a slight chill in the air, and every now and then, the sky opens up for a brief deluge of water. It’s hard to avoid getting wet during the rainy season here, something we’ve designed the BRCK to handle (in … read more

Turkana, Texas, and Miles to Go Before We Sleep

Turkana, Texas, and Miles to Go Before We Sleep

Since we last updated you a month ago, a lot of great things have been happening. Reg and Erik are on their way to Austin, speaking at SXSW on Friday. If you’re in town, do come by and talk to us. We’ll have some BRCKs with us and will show you how it’s going. You … read more

BRCK Eclipse Day 7 – Home Again!

BRCK Eclipse Day 7 – Home Again!

We started out early from Kurungu towards Baragoi, we didn’t have any issues with bandits as there was an increased police presence in the area. It had rained the night before, so the ground for our whole trip was a bit damp, perfect for fast riding. It also created some very waterlogged areas, where we … read more

Eclipse Trip Days 5 & 6 – Many roads and no progress

Eclipse Trip Days 5 & 6 – Many roads and no progress

Yesterday we took off from Sibiloi towards Loiyangalani and then on towards South Horr. Besides a tire puncture along the way for the car, it was nice and easy. We were able to stop and talk about the eclipse with a few eclipse chasers from Spain and they said they got a somewhat clear picture … read more

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