Language/Culture

Language

At a project management course, the instructor was emphasizing the importance of language in multinational projects, since the course was in English he said “I’m sure most of you understand some kind of English… Who speaks other languages?” most of the attendees raised their hands since none of us is a native speaker of English. […]

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Project management under the moon

I was discussing a project plan that was supposed to have tasks on the 2nd week of September 2010, I interjected: “either delay or advance that by a week”… She was surprised by my words “a week, why???” I explained to her the concept of Ramadan and Eid, so she also asked “When would you […]

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Useless conferences

I sat so much in full day(s) conferences, most of which I argue are useless. They were mostly designed for people who have heard it before and already agree or are not listening, with no possibility of disagreeing with what is being said. It’s a one-way information flow mechanism where you are one of the […]

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Human Resources?

Merriam-Webster defines resource as: 1 a: a source of supply or support : an available means b: a natural source of wealth or revenue c: a natural feature or phenomenon that enhances the quality of human life d: computable wealth The same dictionary defines “Human resources” as an alias for “Personnel”, which is defined as […]

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The cake is not a lie

A few days ago I wrote “let’s get crazy!” and I know many young Qataris who just started their careers think that all the cards are stacked against them. I spoke to some people, and read what others wrote online, the general opinion seemed to be: Expats won’t let Qataris learn and progress in their […]

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