Don’t shoot down a bad idea!

Reading Time: 2 minutes I was recently reading Creativity Inc, by Ed Catmull the president of Pixar and Disney Animation studios. One of the interesting parts that stuck with me from the book was the idea of how every great idea starts as a bad idea. Ed calls it “The ugly baby”. The ugly baby is your idea in… Continue reading

So you believe in Luck?!

Reading Time: 2 minutes It’s always interesting to see someone — especially if a successful person — being asked about “Luck”. A typical answer he would give might be something like “I don’t believe in luck. I believe in hard work, and bla bla bla ..”. I understand how we all tend to be defensive when it comes to the things that define us;… Continue reading

On how to study better

Reading Time: 2 minutes I will try from now on to write short posts about new things I learn or find interesting. This time, the interesting thing I found was that video of a Lecture by Dr. Marty Lobdell about how to study in an effective way.

Perfectionism, revisited!

Reading Time: < 1 minute I was complaining today about how I get distracted while listening to podcasts. I’m not a person who can just freeze for 30 minutes or more to do nothing but just listen to a podcast. My eyes will automatically try to find something else to read. I used to feel guilty each time this happens. Still… Continue reading

Gender equality, misunderstood

Reading Time: 2 minutes I’m living in a country at the far north-eastern corner of Africa, called Egypt. we are a mix of cultures. we’re Pharaohs, Africans, Arabs, Christians and Muslims; all in one. One of the hot topics you would see Egyptians talking about a lot recently on Facebook and twitter is sexual harassment. Like 30 years ago,… Continue reading

When Army officers break promises – #ArmyViolations

Reading Time: 2 minutes Egyptians went out to streets on Jan 25, 2011 peacefully trying to bring a regime down and get their freedom and dignity back. after 18 days, Mubarak leaved the presidential palace and moved all his authorities to SCAF (Super Counsel of Armed Forces). more people went out to streets celebrating their victory and SCAF started by talking about how the bad… Continue reading