Category Archives: Careers

Why did I stop contributing to PMI – Part 2!

As a follow up to our previous post, some have asked me: since I have this view why do we teach PMP classes in my company? Why we should not be teaching PMP classes?

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Chainsaw Mounir or has work ethics disappeared?

Funny story; painfully funny. Earlier this week, I was giving a new employee orientation in our Dubai office. On the first day, after a bit of discussions, this employee asked me for permission to go down to cafe below our … Continue reading

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My story with my boss – the article before the movie!

This was posted initially on This is a short blog just for fun – of course this is a story and not an actual situation although the scenario is inspired from experience! Only, the names are changed to protect … Continue reading

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Talent Problems or No Work Ethics?

Updated on 14 January 2013 and 24 September 2013 About a year ago, I was attending a conference on entrepreneurship. During the conference there was a panel to discuss the availability (or lack-off) of talent in West Asia and North … Continue reading

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Are you looking for a job? Do not make these mistakes

As a manager I do receive about 6 to 10 CV a day. These are some of the things candidates do that lead me to sending their CV to the trash. Subject line: “looking for any position” … Subject line: … Continue reading

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