Tag: Miscellany

Why family businesses fail

Why family businesses fail

24 Apr, '0812 Comments

Google this and you will find that the common denominator is that no matter how big a family gets, if they just depend on their own gene-pool, they are bound to fail. In the larger scheme of things, families – even good ones – can and do produce morons. They fail, because they disregard everyone’s […]

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Loving Failure

30 Dec, '0720 Comments

“Loss of face” is the single most damaging facet of Arab existence. Because of it, wars have been waged, egos tormented and even dishonour exhumed from the most unlikely crevasses of our psyche. We cannot be seen to fail. Ever. Yet, how are we to progress if we refuse to recognise that in order to […]

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Bahrain fourth richest in the Arab world

20 Dec, '0720 Comments

According to The Peninsula newspaper quoting the Qatar National Bank, the current rich-ranking in the Arab world goes like this: The country’s per capita income is projected to hit a whopping $63,262 (QR230,000) this year as per estimates issued by Qatar National Bank (QNB), which in turn was quoting figures given by the General Secretariat […]

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Scorned by a friend, championed by the enemy?

Scorned by a friend, championed by the enemy?

18 Nov, '0728 Comments

There must have been quite a run on dental surgeries over the last couple of days which continues today and possibly for a few days to come. The reason is not a sudden national oral hygiene awareness, but a condition borne of gnashed teeth to the point of shattering! Why I hear you ask? Well, […]

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Inspiration: Pangea Day

26 Sep, '076 Comments

Thanks once again to our Bahraini expatriate (who has been hobnobbing with the stars and be speaking on the same platform as politicians like Hillary Clinton and Barak Obama, moderating sessions at an influential blogging conference, asked to take the place of an important and inspirational personality as Shirin Ebadi and be a panellist alongside […]

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Belonging

22 Sep, '0719 Comments

high resolution video here on Stage6 Thoughts on belonging and patriotism and their relationship with a person’s locale. Though I recognise that there are other aspects to consider – which you are more than welcome to discuss here – and are just as valid, my thinking is that a person cannot get that feeling of […]

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Who cares?

10 Sep, '075 Comments

Lorena does. Thanks Lorena, people like you make the world a better place.

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Branding Bahrain

Branding Bahrain

10 Sep, '0759 Comments

This is a very exciting day for me today. I’m sitting with the cream of society (Qassim Haddad is to my left, along with Steve Harrison of the British Embassy and Martin Whitaker from the BIC and Dina Kasrawi of the EDB to my right at the same table, that should give you an idea […]

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Preparing for Ramadhan

Preparing for Ramadhan

6 Sep, '0717 Comments

It’s only a few more days before the holy month of Ramadhan is once again upon us. I wish you all a fulfilling and spiritual time for the advent of this month. Generally though, as far as my observation of the traditions we have in Bahrain are concerned, it will once again become the month […]

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Missed opportunities

Missed opportunities

5 Sep, '0770 Comments

Tell me something guys, if you were in a down-and-out situation and someone offered you a lifeline would you take it? Of course you would, as most sane human beings. But if the situation is complicated with a sense of self-importance, of too much ego or with any of the plethora of psychological aberrations then […]

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