A few weeks ago I decided to end Morning Links on its two-year anniversary, and that day is today.Whilecompiling ML is still enjoyable, I’ve come to believe the effort I put into them is taking away from my creative energy to do something more, uh, remunerative. There’s also the slightly bizarre fact ML has been America-based for 70 percent of its existence, meaning I’m close to being The New Times’ top international reader. That’s an honor I’m happy to relinquish.
The good news is that I still plan to spend an inordinate amount of time each day reading and sharing internet content. You can follow me on Twitter or on Google Reader, from which much of ML came in the first place. I am on but have yet to use Google+; nonetheless some of you are already in a Rwanda circle and that may become a way I share more Rwanda-specific stuff, so feel free to add me. All of this and more can be found at my personal site as well.
I’ve also bumped up all of the podcasts to the front page for your easier listening pleasure.
It’s been fun putting these together for the past two years; just below you’ll find the last edition compiled just as the others have been, with any profundity being entirely coincidental.
James Dargan of Rwanda Trading Company talks with host Jeff Holmes about the coffee business in Rwanda. Jeff Holmes also mistakenly registers the podcast date as March 12 when it was in fact April 12, perhaps because he is dull of mind.
Host Jeff Holmes talks with Amy Walker, founder of Kora, a socially-minded fashion business. She discusses the joys and trials of doing business in Rwanda, why house parties might be more profitable than selling to Saks, and why she decided a for-profit structure was the way to go.
Journalist Hez Holland joins host Jeff Holmes once again to talk about the dynamics of volunteering and interning in a place like Rwanda, and shares his ideas on how those interested can make the most of the opportunity. We also do the “News in Sixty,” which today lasted 4’53″.
For today’s podcast journalist Hez Holland taks with host Jeff Holmes about motohaggling, a specific and common form of negotiation here in Kigali. We also bring you to Kigali speed with the “News in Sixty,” which today lasted 5’46”.