The Amani ya Juu “Ubuntu” Experience

By: A. Jeanene Medley, 2015 MBA Candidate Ubuntu, “I am because we are, and since we are, therefore, I am.” Professor Babarinde emphasized this Zulu word and its meaning in my Regional Business Environment: Sub-Saharan Africa course this past spring trimester. It describes the communal mindset found throughout African countries.  I was able to experience […]


By Rick Beitman “It’s experiential” was a phrase oft stated by Dr. Babarinde during the 2013 Kenya Summer Interim as a response to the unexpected. This maxim served well in preparing our group for the endless changes in schedule, the extremely fluid time, bartering for artwork at the market, contending with gastro-intestinal issues, and dealing […]