Twice a month, Mahmood sends out an “expose” about one of our members. It was my turn recently, and I thought I’d share what he “exposed” about me. Here goes:
– New in my iPod:
Adele, she’s amazing.
– What I’m reading:
إسلام بلا مذاهب، للدكتور مصطفى الشكعة. Before that I read a book about the history of Shiites. In light of the recent (or ongoing?) crisis, I’m working hard to understand my Shia brothers better. I’m trying to separate fact from fiction about the other noble sect.
– Non-profit I support:
Be Free, an anti-child abuse programme run by amazing people.
– The town and country I was born in:
Offenbach, Germany. Born to a Saudi father and German mother.
– Spouse, kids, pet:
Alia, wife of 12 years. Three Kids, Selma (9), Laith (7) and Tameem (2.5).
– Favorite get-away:
I don’t think I have one!
– Favorite restaurant:
Lanterns and Sato.
– My secret talent:
Clapping with one hand.
– Last live concert I attended:
I don’t remember! Probably something in La Fontaine.
– The drink I like:
– If I wasn’t an entrepreneur I’d be:
– Ask me about:
Marketing, sales, customer service and employee motivation.
– My nick name:
Manfred von Richthofen
– Get to know me over coffee/lunch/drinks:
– My pet peeve:
Waiting for the government to announce reforms so that we can get on with our lives.
– I would do just about anything for a:
Day with just nothing to do.
– My business (makes me feel):
Happy, important, self-satisfied and fulfilled.
– The best business advice I have ever received:
“You’re not in the ‘thing’ business; you’re in the marketing of the ‘thing’ business”
– Number of employees:
We’re the smallest we’ve been in years. I think we’re about 16 now.
– Elevator speech:
“I’m in the business of enhancing, improving and changing people’s lives in just 23 minutes.”
– The length of time I’ve been in EO:
Proud member since 2006!
I hope you found that somewhat interesting. By the way, if you’re interested in joining EO please get in touch.