Innovative Banking Communications

Banks aren’t looked at to be innovative. Their traditional persona is that of an old, stable, go-to place to store your money. Safely. And get to your money at any time you like. Yes, this digital age requires change in the way that traditional banking is done and many if not all banks by now have some sort of a smartphone applications for their customers to interact with their money.Very few banks have taken a …

CORONA-19: Wear Mask + Wash Hands + Social Distance

How difficult is it to understand and enact the World Health Organisation’s recommendations to reduce the risk of COVID-19? Just wear a mask, wash your hands with soap frequently or use an alcohol based sanitizers and keep a distance of one meter from others.That’s it! Just do the above and you’ll have a good chance not to contract the disease.WHO didn’t qualify its advice with “sometimes” or “inshallah” or “let’s pray and hold a …

The Sisyphean Nature of Small Business in Bahrain

Having a small business in Bahrain is nothing less than a Sisyphean task. It’s agonising. Heart wrenching. Soul crushing. Doesn’t end. And one has to deal with a myriad of hindrances to business. Growing a small business is an even harder enterprise. Everything is lobbied at you not to succeed. One of the main detriments to business success here in Bahrain is unfair competition.Competition is fierce and it’s almost always a price to the bottom. …

The Height of Nonsense

This quote came to mind this afternoon from an Arabic novel I read a while ago by the Tunisian writer Ahlam Mosteghanemi. The quote goes something like this:“Nothing hears the most nonsense in the world as a painting hanging in a museum”or in Arabic: “لا شئ يسمع الحماقات الأكثر في العالم مثل لوحة في متحف”Ahlam MosteghanemiI feel like that painting sometimes when I’m sat in front of some customers who want my service, but …