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Why family businesses fail

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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 advice and put those morons in places of authority – just because they are family members. The second reason you will …

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Loving Failure

“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 succeed we must embrace failure? Is this why, then, we are at the dire straits we find ourselves in? No original …

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Bahrain fourth richest in the Arab world

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 for Development Planning (GSDP). The $63,262 figure is all the more eye-catching considering per capita income was around $40,000 as recently …

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Scorned by a friend, championed by the enemy?

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, Ahmedinejad was Bahrain’s Santa yesterday. Yes, I know, his timing has always been off a bit, it’s still a few weeks …

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Inspiration: Pangea Day

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 Nicholas Kristof in a completely new and long awaited guise of optimism, a no longer Silly Bahraini Girl has uncovered a …

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