• doha
    26
    Nov

    A Portion of What You Earn Is Yours To Keep

    You have expenses every month – rent, mortgages, food, phone bills – why not put yourself up on that list along with them? As a matter of fact, why not make yourself one the biggest recipient of those outgoing remittances, and pay yourself 10% of whatever comes in. The above adage was the attitude of the wealthiest city to ever […]

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  • mia-doha
    25
    Nov

    The Importance Of Changing Up Your Karma

    I like to think of my life the same way I would think of a stock price – fluctuating with peaks and valleys in good times and in bad. Naturally, the goal is to steamroll through the highs while moderating the lows. Just like a stock, the low in the cycle is usually defined by […]

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  • zozosuit1
    22
    Nov

    AI Finds It’s Way Into Fashion, Pioneered By Zozotown

    Most outside Japan have never heard of it but Zozotown is the AMZN of fashion there, offering everything and anything in the latest trends to folks all across Japan. Earlier today, they stepped up their game and unveiled the latest in AI fashion; a skin-tight suit that displays the measurements of the individual when worn. Behold, in all its […]

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  • horse-statue-islamic-museum
    22
    Nov

    The Golden Rules Of Communication

    I spent the day with K, meandering around from office to office trying to make some sales. To the companies with Japanese counterparts, naturally, I let him do the talking. For the life of me, I have never seen such ignorant, narrow-minded communication in my life. In fact, his ‘game’ is so bad, I’d be […]

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  • fishforsale
    21
    Nov

    Luck Is Back On My Side, For Now

    K is back in town and nothing has changed since he was last here. His vision for the company is still flawed, albeit he seems to be getting more in touch with reality nowadays – the reality that his plan is not working. Business is an art and that’s what makes it so compelling and […]

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  • doha-skyline
    18
    Nov

    3 Month Review: Setting New Goals

    3 months have passed since I started writing this blog and it is time to take stock of progress. During that time, I have witnessed website traffic grow by many multiples, creating a small base of readership to build on going forward. Truth be told, I could care less about that, as that is not […]

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  • clown
    18
    Nov

    I’m Going To Be One Of Them Now

    Generally speaking, people who talk to strangers are fucking nuts and I make great efforts to avoid them at all costs. More often than not, they either want something from you, are simply lunatics, or have something to sell you in some way, shape, or form. Being a man of diplomacy, I choose to take […]

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  • hunting-falcon
    15
    Nov

    As Markets Languish, Hunting Falcon Prices Slowly Creep Higher

    Being a man of the markets, I took particular interest to the business of falconry, a trade unique to Qatar that dates back centuries. In the past, falconry was serious business, as families and villages often times relied on falcons to hunt for them and bring them food. Training them requires skill, and a special type […]

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  • Lusail
    15
    Nov

    Lusail, The City Of The Future

    When a lot of people think of the Middle East, they think danger – never-ending wars and fueled by greed and corruption. This concept is buttressed and aggrandized by media, particularly North American media, who report nothing other than terrorism and political chicanery coming out of the Arab region. This is one of the reasons […]

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  • rialto-bridge-pearl-qatar
    11
    Nov

    Greetings From Pearl Qatar

    I am writing this from the most Arabic of Arabic rooms in all of Arabia. The walls are built from carefully crafted limestone and the plates on the table in front of me are filled with hummus and ghanoush. You may find that difficult to believe, especially after looking at the above picture. But what […]

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