Podcast VI – Brands

October 6, 2011

Host Jeff Holmes talks about how Kigali has changed the way he thinks about brands. He also does the News in Sixty.

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Podcast V – Kora

October 6, 2011

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.

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Today I go solo and talk about the costing and pricing of the wine business I run in Kigali. Hez joins me for the News in Sixty.

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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”.

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Today’s podcast links:

  • Kagame addresses West Point, where his son is a  cadet. (New Times)
  • RwandAir fires its COO, which helps put its house in order. (New Times)
  • Nakumatt, the biggest supermarket in Kigali, is looking to expand. (New Times)
  • Six arrested trying to bribe traffic cops. (New Times)
  • Wikipedia’s take on brands. (Wikipedia)
  • Local Rwanda firms advised on branding. (New Times)



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This chart will help saturate your mind as you listen to my dry exposition:

And for you accounting/finance nerds, a test of your knowledge: to simplify today’s discussion, I did not include overheads in my cost breakdown; in other words, I only considered my variable costs. Thus, what I called the profit margin is better described as which other margin?

I’ll post the answer in the comments.

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