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An Arab man's attempt at bridging the cultural gap and trying to make a difference. Failing a lot. Succeeding once in a while.

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Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai

10 Oct, '131 Comment

“I think of it often and imagine the scene clearly. Even if they come to kill me, I will tell them what they are trying to do is wrong, that education is our basic right.”  Malala Yousafzai A breath of fresh air in a  world that has lost its way. Regardless of her winning a […]

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My favourite apps

My favourite apps

9 Oct, '132 Comments

I can’t live without my iPhone. It has become an invaluable business and personal communication tool. Like most, I use the computing functionality of the device much more than the telephone. I suspect that I do most of my internet usage through it, rather than my laptop or iPad. Like most, I suspect, I must […]

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Running after the money

Running after the money

8 Oct, '135 Comments

One simple but powerful mantra I’ve followed that led to many of my successes is “don’t run after the money, it will always run away from you; do your job well, and money will come running after you.” This advice was given to me by my late father, may he rest in peace. I must […]

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We Are SPARTA!

We Are SPARTA!

6 Oct, '130 Comments

Who’s not familiar with that blood-curdling cry before the hapless messenger gets kicked into the well to his death? Very few I think. That particular scene in the film 300 must now be one of the most popular in film history. That shout conjures up images of pride, determination and patriotism. To me, the word […]

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Changing lenses

Changing lenses

5 Oct, '136 Comments

One of the things I love about blogging is the creative and intellectual energy that the process generates which I in turn invest in every post. Yes, the results may vary, but each post holds an issue that I cared enough about to voice. I miss this. When I stopped blogging, virtually since that fateful […]

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