Category Archives: Experiences

The man with a moustache

When I was just a few days old, you carried me in your arms on a long flight back home. You kept your arms extended, so I could sleep in peace while you watched me and others watched you. To

The man with a moustache

When I was just a few days old, you carried me in your arms on a long flight back home. You kept your arms extended, so I could sleep in peace while you watched me and others watched you. To

Is less more sometimes?

When I was young, I had memorized a Surat (chapter) in the Quran. Surat Ya-Seen is one of the most revered Surats considered as the heart of the Quran. It took me months to memorize the 89 verses since I

Is less more sometimes?

When I was young, I had memorized a Surat (chapter) in the Quran. Surat Ya-Seen is one of the most revered Surats considered as the heart of the Quran. It took me months to memorize the 89 verses since I

A tribute to Mom

You sat there on a chair in the back office of our new business. I had not seen you so scared before. It was opening week and you had no idea what all this meant. You had never worked outside

A tribute to Mom

You sat there on a chair in the back office of our new business. I had not seen you so scared before. It was opening week and you had no idea what all this meant. You had never worked outside

Our brave new world

People often ask me if getting a MBA is worth it. Besides my belief that any kind of education is always worth it, I liked being back in an academic environment with smart and interesting people I could learn from.

Our brave new world

People often ask me if getting a MBA is worth it. Besides my belief that any kind of education is always worth it, I liked being back in an academic environment with smart and interesting people I could learn from.

Walk all over you

Sometimes, it’s hard to go through life being “nice”. People tend to think of nice people as being dumb and easy to take advantage of. They associate niceness with weakness and pretty soon you start to wonder if it is

Walk all over you

Sometimes, it’s hard to go through life being “nice”. People tend to think of nice people as being dumb and easy to take advantage of. They associate niceness with weakness and pretty soon you start to wonder if it is

Born to win

Everywhere I look, people are busy trying to prove themselves better than someone else. We are taught from a very early age to be competitive and measure our success by how well we compare to others. Part of it is

Born to win

Everywhere I look, people are busy trying to prove themselves better than someone else. We are taught from a very early age to be competitive and measure our success by how well we compare to others. Part of it is

Shhhhh….

“I believe that it’s important to try everything in life.” Every time I say this, people are quick to respond with “well not everything” to which I say “almost everything”. Of course, we should not be doing things that might

Shhhhh….

“I believe that it’s important to try everything in life.” Every time I say this, people are quick to respond with “well not everything” to which I say “almost everything”. Of course, we should not be doing things that might