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The Secret Meeting Ground: How Vienna Hosted Hitler, Trotsky, Tito, Freud, and Stalin

In a remarkable coincidence, the year 1913 saw five iconic historical figures residing within the same area of Vienna, Austria. Adolf Hitler, Leon Trotsky, Joseph Tito, Sigmund Freud, and Joseph Stalin all lived in this vibrant city at the same time, completely unaware of each other’s presence. This intriguing overlap of influential personalities offers a […]

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The Qatarization Challenge: Balancing Aspirations and Local Population Growth

As a Qatari, I often find myself contemplating the ambitious goals of my country, especially when it comes to Qatarization. This process aims to increase the proportion of Qatari nationals working in various sectors, with a target of 50%. However, when looking at the numbers, it’s evident that we face an uphill battle. As of […]

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A Journey from Aimlessness to Precision

Just like the wheels on a bus, the wheels of businesses constantly move, carrying organizations forward in their quest for success. Reflecting on my own experiences over the past 25 years, I’ve witnessed a remarkable transformation in the way businesses and government institutions function. Today, I’ll take you on a journey through these changes, illustrating […]

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From Fast Lanes to Life Lessons: How a Crash Course in Adversity Shaped a Reckless Teen

As I sit here reminiscing about my teenage years, I can’t help but be struck by how much my life has changed since that fateful day in 1988. Returning to Qatar for my final year of high school, I was young, reckless, and believed the world was my oyster. Little did I know, a single […]

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For Want of a Nail: Lessons in Causality and Ripple Effects

“For Want of a Nail” is a proverb that has been around for centuries, with its first known written version dating back to the 14th century. Throughout time, the proverb has taken on various forms and has been attributed to different authors. At its core, however, the message remains the same: seemingly small and insignificant […]

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