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Give peace a chance

Give peace a chance

12 Jul, '143 Comments

I just realised that I would LOVE the opportunity NOT to post any political stuff or even think about politics. Ever. Or at least for a reasonable period of time. Bahrain, Palestine, Israel, Iraq, Syria etc are bloody tiring. When will the day come when we can forget about strife and concentrate on living, actually […]

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The reality of doing business in the Middle East

The reality of doing business in the Middle East

11 Jul, '140 Comments

I’m doing some research into the small business environment in the Middle East with the view of introducing an innovative program to help Bahraini youth to make entrepreneurship their choice, their preferred career path. The program is part of the Entrepreneurs’ Organisation. It’s the Global Student Entrepreneur Award, or GSEA for short. Reading some of […]

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Happy what?

Happy what?

27 Jun, '142 Comments

Here comes Ramadhan. The month where almost no work gets done When productivity of just about the whole Muslim nation grinds to a halt And efficiency is not even a concept to be tolerated Where people willingly stay up all night, and sleep all day Where gluttony is the rule And piousness is only the […]

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Breakfast with Inspiration, the humbling activism of Rüdiger Nehberg

Breakfast with Inspiration, the humbling activism of Rüdiger Nehberg

23 May, '140 Comments

I am truly humbled with the stories of Rüdiger Nehberg whom I had the absolute honour of meeting for breakfast this morning along with my friend Zahra Al-Harazi in Munich, Germany. We’re all invited to speak at the annual #EOGermany conference, this year entitled Rule Breakers. Rüdiger is a passionate philanthropist leading the fight against […]

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Oh no, not another new year resolutions list!

Oh no, not another new year resolutions list!

3 Jan, '144 Comments

Well, like it or hate it, the single thing that successful entrepreneurs have in common is writing down what they want to achieve, their goals, their aspirations, in lists.  If creating a list of your own aspirations is the only thing you take away from me, then I have truly succeeded in paying it forward. […]

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