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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