“Zeeshan, I can fire you NOW!”

“Zeeshan, I can replace all of you in a jiffy!” Said one of my bosses pointing towards me and my team, once upon a time. Fast forward today, after literally scanning at least a few 100 CVs , I can say with confidence that finding right talent costs an arm and a leg, the least. […]

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Zeeshan, my job sucks!

“Zeeshan, my job sucks”I have seen so many people complaining about bad bosses, bad jobs etc -Though it is an undeniable fact that such people and companies exist but most of the times its the unusual / unrealistic expectations of employees which trigger negative thoughts.I wish more people start asking to themselves, ” Am I […]

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Is Saudi’s recession a reality?

Call me an optimist but working closely in Saudi market since 8 + years  and being in the region for 35 years ( by birth ) , I can say with lot of confidence that Saudi is the most misunderstood market of GCC. The one main reason for the same is people predicting future outlook […]

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Sell me this Pen!

If you are involved in a startup, you must know how to sell. Period! And if you are in position of power in a start up project you must create an atmosphere where you have NO support staff. Every one needs to be contributing to the bottom lines some how, tangibly. This has been one […]

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Are we in need of a “Start-up School” ?

Why 9 out of 10 new businesses fail? Despite Investors consistently pouring investments in Startups , unfortunately there is no reputed Business Training for Investors, founders and employees, teaching hard realities about what getting involved with new businesses is all about. Investing monies and running businesses are different skills all together. An investor cannot assume that […]

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Will the next generation be called ” Salaried Entrepreneurs” or Gen Z?

Baby Boomers: Generation X: Millennials or Gen Y: B Gen Salaried Entrepreneurs??? With influx of funds and everybody trying to raise monies, are we going to witness a generation of  ” Salaried Entrepreneurs”? Making money is an art, and if the trend of consistently pouring in investor’s money in businesses and making losses is not stopped, […]

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This is ONE Dangerous Trend Amongst Start Ups

“OK, I’m in business. Time to start hiring people.” I have seen so many companies committing mistake of assuming that ” More People Mean More Business”. This is wrong planning and often results in hire & fire culture. Big structures never define success but “right-sized” compact teams with a mix of passion, experience and high […]

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Why this company FAILED… and what you can learn from it

One of my neighbors shut doors despite high sales! Often sales volume is considered as the “hidden success key” of business. Many fail to understand that sustainable business is balance of two pillars- Dhanda (Sales) and Galla (Cash flow/ Account Health)  – companies struggle to understand the relationship between both of them and make the mistake […]

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How To Reach Your Audience with TV

Branding is an important role for business growth and I feel TV plays an important role in that. However, please note, I said Business Growth – which means you need to start branding on platforms like TV once you have a basic layer of customers and you are looking to scale-up. Business owners, marketing managers […]

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