They don’t care About Us!

I am a big believer in the power of content to provide context and tell a story, but at times, it doesn’t need to be a priority.  The power of necessity can override the narrative. Salmontini, a local restaurant known for, you guessed it… premium Salmon dishes, has expanded their restaurant’s offerings during the COVID19 pandemic and has begun to offer at-home delivery with a Direct-to-Consumer e-commerce. Their e-commerce site is very straight to the point, but looking deeper we ...

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Northeastern University Visit

It was great to meet with MBA students visiting from D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University.   I had a chance to share insights into the UAE startup ecosystem and engage in some interesting discussions with the students & faculty.   I’m certainly looking forward to hearing more about some of their ventures in the near future.   The main takeaway I felt from the session was their eye opening exposure to the modus operandi of how the initiatives being undertaken ...

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Mentoring Note

Advisory Mentor

After the recent Step Conference, where I was busy recording Streams of Progress episodes and mentoring entrepreneurs & startups, I received the following email from one of the entrepreneurs I met with. It’s very gratifying to receive a thank you note from someone I’ve mentored, even if it was just a quick 15 minutes of my time. If my ideas or insights gave them something new to consider, I feel it was well worth it.  Plus I feel those who ...

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About Me

I write my thoughts here, deliver presentations on ‘developing innovation ecosystems’, develop workshops for local talent, consult & advise startups and entrepreneurs and convert ideas into startups.  Also host a podcast about the MENA startup ecosystem.

This blog is a space to share my random thoughts and personal updates. Alternatively my Instagram shares more personal experiences/updates while my Facebook page shares interesting articles.