What stays?

A smile. A smile stays because it’s much harder to freeze the spirit inside than to freeze the game. A smile stays because the future, the dreams .. will eventually come and become true. A smile stays because, even now, it’s not too late.

Maturity and the power of the journey!

A bunch of accelerating things had been happening in the past two weeks, embarking on the book project was a refreshing introduction to yourself as you have to confront it with the fact that you already know the answers to the most difficult questions and not necessarily practicing them all the time, there is something about “producing” and “communicating” something […]

10 mental images to practice growing a thick skin as CEO!

“I decided that in the next 10 years, I’m going into Global Trade and Investment on behalf of Generation-Y in Egypt” well, he mumbled, you were just complaining about corruption and power struggles in your local Cairo community, now you are about to kick ass with the most powerful people in the world? You think […]

On the experience of writing my first book!

So, almost a week is over from the initial period to write my first book, Egypreneur’s Survival Guide and we have sent an initial communication ready by almost 4,000 people so far announcing the project that triggered a fabulous chain of communications and engagements that kept me busy the whole week and still. I got […]

Tick Tok, three days fasting underway.

So, somehow, I remembered the three days fasting routine I used to have with my Kung Fu coach, El Mallah Kung Fu School which i practiced for almost three years. I even found an article at the Guardian confirming that Fasting for three days can regenerate entire immune system, study finds. So I decided to […]

They won’t understand why we do it!

As my personal photo and name was being spread under the title “Crook”, I received post mid-night calls from kids I used to volunteer my time to mentor and 250+ people attacked the Facebook page of the organization I started calling for 6 years and 5 months ago and almost 2 years full time CEOing […]

What really matters in business!

sometimes in life we find ourselves getting back to basic values we had been taught as kids, doing business is no different than any other human behavior and it’s governed with the same ethical principles, the value of what’s being done and what the dispute is all about is usually less important that the human […]

Power vs. Vulnerability. Which is the behavioral framework to live by?

In my previous posts In Egypt, Are we hypocrites? and From Good to Great, what makes outstanding performances I have highlighted how I have seen vulnerability as a source of inspiration, progress and beauty. Furthermore, I have integrated that in a lot of aspects in my life, recently, I was invited to deliver a session to […]

My top 27 things to do before I die.

As a part of an exercise at Inspiring Leadership through Emotional Intelligence class on @Coursera. Prof Richard Boyatzis Asked to write down the top 27 things to do before we die. On a second thought, I decided not to share my 27 list, though, the general theme in my 27 list had been about “sacrifice” and […]

Your soul is in your keeping alone…

Come. Sit. Do you play? The whole world is in chess. Any move can be the death of you. Do anything except remain where you started and you can’t be sure of your end. When I was sixteen I won a great victory. I felt in that moment that I should live to be one […]