Tendayi – 38 – Senior Lecturer in Psychology, University of Kent – Canterbury, UK


I am an academic who teaches Research Methods and Entrepreneurship at the University of Kent (UK). I love startups, especially in the technology space. I am also the Principal Consultant and Founder at Valideation, an innovation consulting firm that helps companies launch new products and services using lean startup methods. I have previously co-founded several companies including Tasksauce, Book Editions and Research Innovations. I write essays about creativity and entrepreneurial innovation at tendayiviki.com

Favorites (hover / click to see name)

  • music

    • The Roots
    • Mos Def
    • Talib Kweli
    • Common
    • Little Brother
  • movies

    • Barbershop
    • Forest Gump
    • Usual Suspects
    • Pulp Fiction
    • The Pursuit of Happyness
  • publications

    • The Lean Startup
    • The Tipping Point
    • Outliers
    • The Innovator's Dilemma
    • Fooled by Randomness
  • I am BlerdNation because...

    I would love to connect with Blerds worldwide! I think this is the coolest idea ever…

  • Who is your blerd role model? Why?

    Baratunde Thurston… He is super smart and hilarious at the same time. My kind of person!

  • How do you stay connected to other blerds?


  • What’s your most awkward blerd moment?

    Quoting hip-hop lyrics to illustrate a statistical formula in my research methods class.

  • What’s your favorite word/phrase?

    The Fortunate Must Serve

  • What are your goals/passions?

    My passion is entrepreneurship and I want to set up a startup accelerator in Africa…

  • What are you listening to, watching, or reading that impacts you or that is giving you a different perspective?

    Currently reading a book on Corporate Finance. Interesting world…

  • What advice would you give to other blerds?

    This is our time!

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