Why do you read biographies? Usually to get some insight on why these colorful and successful individuals became successful. I bough the book “Elon Musk” just for this reason. Right from the beginning I could understand that the biographer Ashlee Vance had him work cut out for him. It requires a fair amount of courage…

This article was published in Dunya newspaper on 27 April 2017. Imagine! You find the outfit you’d been planning to wear this evening for those very important guests crumpled up on the bottom of your closet, despite having asked your wife earlier to take it to the cleaners. This turns into a big argument; hurtful…

This article was published on 31st March 2017 in Dunya Newspaper Boardrooms are serious, and chairmen are scary. Or at least the ones we see in movies are. This much is certain; boardrooms are places where nobody except the person in charge can openly discuss their true ideas. Sometimes you enter a company and feel…

During the years I worked as an employee, there’d often be notifications posted around the working area by the company. I started working at a time of fear and submission following the 1980 coup. The air of subservience ran through every level of society, so when the people programmed to obey saw such notifications, they…