Business Daily (Kenya) - - BDLIFE THIS WEEK - Diana Mwango

A few years ago, a friend was told to ac­com­pany his boss to a busi­ness meet­ing in South Africa. The boss was busy, so he trav­elled alone.

His plane ticket was up­graded to first class and that is when he got a feel of the travel perks that come with run­ning a multi-mil­lion shillings com­pany in Kenya. Ev­ery­thing from be­ing picked from the air­port in a top-of-the range car that is not lo­cally avail­able, to stay­ing in a lux­u­ri­ous ho­tel, to be­ing mis­taken for the CEO, he says, felt ab­nor­mal, but in a nice fairy-tale kind of way. In this week’s is­sue, we look at what it takes to woo and re­tain some of the ex­ec­u­tives, for­eign and lo­cal, who are head­ing com­pa­nies in Kenya.

In Ac­tive Life sec­tion, learn about the ben­e­fits of bal­let dance in chil­dren. Chil­dren are at home and in this rainy sea­son, most are stay­ing in­doors watch­ing TV or scrolling through their smart­phones. With most homes nowa­days con­nected to very fast, un­reg­u­lated Wifi, th­ese chil­dren tend to watch pro­grammes that can harm them. Teen de­pres­sion and sui­cide rates are ris­ing in de­vel­oped coun­tries be­cause of cy­ber-bul­ly­ing and harsh crit­i­cism after post­ing pic­tures on so­cial net­work­ing sites such as Face­book and In­sta­gram. Pro­longed use of smart­phones and play­ing video games for hours has sparked de­bate glob­ally. Why not take your child for dance classes, or yoga?

Our weekly plan­ner at the back page has a list of fun events in Nairobi for chil­dren, from a ro­bot­ics camp to craft camps, that can keep them busy. En­joy the read.

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