08 May 2018

Nay for Facebook!  I, for one, never have had the chance to sign up Facebook; although wanting to be on once but never have had the time to do so; and now it don’t make any sense to sign up with face book or any other newer social site for that matter given the explosion of these social icons reminiscent to the proliferation of a product!  Strategically being LinkedIn, I could only go as...

17 Feb 2018

When I first went to the grad school, internship back then was in fashion and during which one was also tasked to protect his or her own reputation.   But, as an everyday intern at the prestigious PaineWebber’s headquarters in the Windy City, the first and foremost that I could see coming my way was a crisis soon to engulf me.  While the word crisis’ sends shivers to many and could lead ...

19 Oct 2017

  As a marketing teacher in this part of the world, it was difficult to convince my students what customer service meant, let alone guaranteed customer satisfaction’ or 100 percent satisfaction’ and better yet money back guarantee’.  The definition of customer service varies and can be best studied as customer service AND customer support/satisfaction as on the two ends of the spectrum. ...

19 Oct 2017

When I first went to the grad school, internship back then was in fashion and during which one was also tasked protect his or her own reputation.   But, as an everyday intern at the prestigious PaineWebber’s headquarters in the Windy City, the first and foremost that I could see coming my way was a crisis soon to engulf me.  While the word crisis’ sends shivers to many and could lead to ...

14 Jun 2015

What would a serving of Hummus say to the world? Never mind that but let’s pause to see what has become of the healthiest food dip or spread popularly known as the Hummus’. A newly inaugurated outlet with floodlights narrowing down to the restaurant’s entrance only but gave a welcoming warm; enticed by the red look the Broasted Store had put up, I walked in expecting a treat reminiscent ...

02 May 2015

Quoting Ben Franklin, who once said, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” If he lived in our age and in the ME, I am of the opinion he would drop taxes but most certainly add to his list ‘Anger’.  Anger can be an incredibly damaging force and Soft Skills is just the area that can handle anger management by teaching participants how to identify their ...

02 May 2015

The on again and off again story of the rocking oil prices is vividly of OPEC’s triumph over the oil impoverished stalwart countries despite the oil production rules set forth.  For so much of the crude hope predictions by the non-OPEC countries that only fall apart to further impetus the OPEC policy of maintaining the status quo, the ongoing fight to end the monopolist OPEC epoch will c...

30 Apr 2015

Author: Shah M. Siddiqui The 2014 awarded Nobel prize to the South Asian pair seems a purposeful action by the peace committee given the last year’s award to a non-human. While the criteria may change, the decision to pick the pair seems strategic. Malala sound good but Kailash hitherto the unbeknownst; the award remains dedicated to the oppressed and just as the deserving Kailash gettin...

30 Apr 2015

Author: Shah M. Siddiqui The 84 National Day on September 23 was celebrated with much festivities & pride in the entire Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This was also the time when Burger King decided to have free burgers for the entire week as a good faith gesture in solidarity with the national spirit. The announcement was made in the Riyadh Newspaper with a picture of the Chicken Burger a...