Even a business needs TLC

Conversations make businesses earn social capital and get them to be sustainable.


The relationships you build provide the organization with strength

Last week I was catching up with my eldest son and a couple of his friends all of whom are millennials. One of them asked me – how can we contribute, to the organization, as employees outside our functional roles. This post is a result of that chat. For an organization success is measured by […]

Every moment of your business has a fresh beginning

Doing the same thing day in day out brings about routine. Whilst a routine is great in generating efficiency, the flip side is that it makes us lose lateral thinking or what I call joining the strategic dots. From time to time it’s helpful to simply put a bit of emotional distance between the daily […]

Winds of change blowing on Islamic finance

A distinct trend emerging in the global Islamic finance industry is the rising number of professionals opting out of the corporate rat-race and entering entrepreneurship.  The question is why? Does this have a correlation with lack of talent development in the industry? Or with the lack of Islamic finance being used by other industries? Or […]

Impact of Work Culture & Leadership on Brand Sustainability

Last week I was contacted, by an organisation involved in providing advisory services to entrepreneurs and business operating in the Halal industry targeting the global Muslim community, to speak at a workshop on ‘branding’. During my discussion with the organisers I realised that there was a communication gap occurring! What they meant by branding was […]

Ignore the politicians, what can entreprenuers do to survive?

Article by Ashish Rajadhyaksha at  Entreprenuership Central There was a time when politics was about public service, making a difference, and politicians cared about solutions and working together.  Now it seems like it has become a career and profession rather than a call for doing something productive for a greater good.  I sound like a […]