Ramblings

Seeing Through the Smoke and Mirrors: Avoiding Manipulation Through Non Sequiturs

Have you ever found yourself in a conversation where someone says something that just doesn’t make sense? I mean, you’re talking about one thing, and suddenly, they’re on a completely different tangent, with no logical connection to the original topic. What’s the deal with that, right? Well, let me tell you about this phenomenon called […]

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The Last Word: Life Lessons from Randy Pausch’s Last Lecture

If I knew that this was my last blog post, what would I want to say? It’s a thought-provoking question, inspired by the last lecture of Carnegie Mellon professor and alumnus Randy Pausch, a man who left an indelible mark on the world. His lecture, delivered on September 18, 2007, was a captivating testament to […]

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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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Rethinking Attendance Tracking: Focusing on Work Output Rather than Physical Presence

 photo credit: Pentarux Attendance tracking has long been an essential aspect of managing workplaces, ensuring that employees are present and accounted for. While it plays an important role in specific settings, such as factory shifts and customer-facing jobs, the significance of tracking attendance in other job environments is worth reconsidering. As work becomes more flexible […]

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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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