Arif Khan

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Images of Ramadan 2015

The Muslim Eid al-Fitr festival, marking the end of the month of Ramadan, takes place this weekend in parts of the world where sightings of the new moon are made. During Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting, devout Muslims must abstain from food, drink, and sex from dawn until sunset. The fast, …

'Oldest' Koran fragments found in Birmingham University

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1181000/1181712_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1532326453_8b6a366c54677d5d6bedbe512fc60ba7<p><b>What may be the world's oldest fragments of the Koran have been found by the University of Birmingham.</b><p>Radiocarbon dating found the manuscript to be at …

Qur'an

Outsmart Your Own Biases

Suppose you’re evaluating a job candidate to lead a new office in a different country. On paper this is by far the most qualified person you’ve seen. Her responses to your interview questions are flawless. She has impeccable social skills. Still, something doesn’t feel right. You can’t put your …

Management

How Hard Do Company Founders Really Work?

I’m a passable golfer. I enjoy the sport. I have clients who like to play golf. And I often get asked to hit the links. Yet I really have a hard time tearing myself away from the office to play.<p>That may be because I am a founding CEO. The operative word in that sentence is “founding” or in my case …

Despite What Zappos Says, Middle Managers Still Matter

Middle managers have not fared well. Their ranks have been decimated in many organizations, and those that have survived are often perceived as powerless or, worse, as bureaucratic sticks-in-the-mud. This is not fair and it’s flat-out wrong.<p>Take what’s happening with Zappos at the moment. Much has …

Management

The Persuasiveness of a Chart Depends on the Reader, Not Just the Chart

Nicholas Blechman for HBR<p><i>“</i>I’ll believe it when I see it,<i>”</i> is a hackneyed idiom, but it sticks because it happens to be mostly true.<p>It’s one of the reasons why data visualization is emerging as a powerful information force in the crowded, intensely contested world of social media. It’s why, during …

Psychology

Why the Gettysburg Address Is Still a Great Case Study in Persuasion

Today marks the 150th anniversary of the end of the American Civil War, a war that began on April 12, 1861. It was just a month after the inauguration of President Abraham Lincoln. He had not won a majority vote – far from it. He’d only won about 40% of the popular vote, and some states didn’t even …

University of Pennsylvania

Labs And Incubators Fuel Enterprise Innovation

Change doesn’t come easily to large organizations. Over time they have established a firm set of core business processes to give them the structure to manage massive workforces, which makes sense, but it also means they lack the agility of smaller companies.<p>They have created systems to provide safe …

Innovation

The Cost of Being an Entrepreneur and the Key Attribute That Determines Success: Grit

While most people think that successful entrepreneurs must be willing to grind it out, both Brian Levenson's and Angela Lee Duckworth's studies have shown that grit (not grind) is what makes the difference.<p>Norm Brodsky, a coach and member of the New York chapter of the Inc. Business Owners council, …

personaldevelopment

Small Business Ideas and Resources for Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurship

Capture Your Creativity with a Digital Notebook

When we talk about the problem of driving innovation, we often focus on how to foster creative thinking. But much of the time, the challenge isn’t that we lack creativity — it’s that we fail to capture the bursts of inspiration we <i>do</i> have, or fail to recall our great ideas in the moments and …

Productivity