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next? a pouring of meandering thoughts.. you have been warned.

It’s been so long that writing these words seem so foreign to me. When I started blogging, we weren’t limited to 140 characters, nor was peoples’ attention span. Our experience wasn’t curtailed into how fast a thumb can flick through pictures in an endless stream of blur. We had the time to actually stop, evaluate and pour thoughts into articles. Of course, newspapers and traditional media looked at us in a different way; probably like how …

How important is a business exit plan?

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What’s the average life of a business? I don’t know for certain, and I doubt anyone else in Bahrain or the Middle East knows either. Statistics of this sort are just not prioritised, and if they are, then they are not published. US statistics suggest that, on average, a Fortune 500 company lasts around 40 to 50 years. The vast majority of small businesses in the UK are around 5 years old, with less than 15% …

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Happy what?

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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 facade people wear It has become indeed the most un-Islamic month in the calendar, by the habits that people bear and …

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Bahrain, this is probably a good time to change your lens

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A few weeks ago I attended an “EO University“, an event organised by the Entrepreneurs’ Organisation for its members from all over the world, this time, in the fabulous city of Istanbul. The University is a intense learning experience in which attendees get to listen to world-class speakers for three days and be inspired by their vision. Apart from that, there’s a lot of networking through many opportunities that every single attendee leaves enriched with new …

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No politics?

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I wonder what life would be in this little dot of an island of ours if we had to live without having to worry about politics; in as much as actually living in a modern democracy where human rights are not only protected, but cherished, and where people would feel free to write and voice their opinions without fear of persecution. I’m 50 now, and reflecting back, I can’t remember a time where these conditions existed …

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