Sami AlAbdrabbuh

278 Added | 2 Magazines | 11 Likes | 3 Followers | @samiahmad | Sami is an entrepreneur, Crispy Scientist and systems engineer. His current focus is in the development and operation of innovation systems. His experience includes his work on developing Science Communication informal learning systems, Human-Machine Interface design in healthcare, Engineering management dashboards and Instrumentation systems in oil and energy.

Why Writing Is the Most Important Skill an Entrepreneur Should Master

Writing is the most important skill an entrepreneur can master.<p>One of the benefits of starting a company is that you get to meet a lot of interesting people. If you're smart, you make the most of this benefit by asking them for advice. I've found that most people jump at the chance to share their …

When is a startup not a startup?

I’ve just finished reading “Working for yourself is not freedom — The Myth of the Entrepreneurial Good Life”. It’s a good post, I suggest you read it.<p>…

Exploding Kittens

Staying Motivated After a Major Achievement

In 1993, after leading his country to an Olympic gold medal, winning his third NBA championship, and scoring more points than any player in the league for a seventh consecutive season, Michael Jordan announced his retirement from basketball. He was 30 years old.<p>“I just needed to change,” Jordan …

6 Things They Don't Tell You When You Leave the Big Corporate World for Your Own Business

Founder and CEO, Souqalmal.com<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>After working in the glossy world of corporate life, a business professional who goes it alone might at first find the change a shock.<p>Here are a few of the things nobody thinks to mention until you’ve already …

Entrepreneurship

The Tech Trends You Can’t Ignore in 2015

Is your company poised to build the next Uber? Have you started imagining how cryptocurrencies could be used to shore up your company’s digital security? Have you considered that the algorithms your company uses might inadvertently be lying to you?<p>At the end of each year, I apply a framework to …

Humans of New York

“I’d been doing nothing but drinking for months on end, so I was getting pretty despondent. Then one day, a guy walked by with a hand truck, and …

Time Management

How To Overcome Entrepreneurial Depression

By on18 December 2014 in Entrepreneurship<p>Even the most enthusiastic of entrepreneurs can become down and depressed.<p>The other day I spent about an …

6 Things Warren Buffett Says You Should Do With Your Money In 2015

The Oracle of Omaha is one of the most influential businessmen in the world — and, arguably, the most frugal, a billionaire that once complained "most toys are just a pain in the neck."<p>As often as he's on CNBC's "Squawk Box" talking about holding company Berkshire Hathaway's per-share book value, …

Investing

Believe It: Co-Working Space Startup WeWork Is Now Worth $5B

WeWork, the New York City-based startup that rents office space to entrepreneurs across the country, has just raised a $355 million round of funding. …

How Zenefits Beat Out Uber, Airbnb To Become 2014's Hottest Startup

There are a lot of big names on this year’s list of hottest startups. But you’ve probably never heard of the #1 overall.<p>That’s because Zenefits, the fastest growing startup of 2014 by valuation, is barely a year old — and it’s disrupting a stodgy industry most people know nothing about: small …

How to Prevent Experts from Hoarding Knowledge

Asked if he would be willing to share his hard-earned knowledge with others in the company before he retired, the engineer laughed. “Why would I do that?” he asked. “First off, I don’t owe this company <i>anything more.</i> I’ve given 35 years to this outfit, and I hope they miss me when I’m gone. Or,” he …

Tony Robbins, The CEO Whisperer

“I own you!” Six thousand people—sales executives, marketing pros, software developers, me—are shouting those same three, potent words at a colleague …

How Old Is Too Old to Start a Business? The Answer May Surprise You. (Infographic)

Yes, Mark Zuckerberg started Facebook at 19. But Charles Flint launched IBM at 61.<p>While Hollywood may love the story of the college kid who starts a billion-dollar business out of his dorm room, that’s only one story. For many, life as an entrepreneur begins much later.<p>Consider: Legendary …

Happiness

Entrepreneurship--The Way To Peace In The Middle East

Actor Peter Krause from <i>Parenthood</i> claims that nurturing future generations to be the best they can be is about “guiding the next generation, and forgiving the last.” Parents and politicians alike can learn from these wise words. Lasting change and peace often lie in the hands of the next …

Successful Innovators Don’t Care About Innovating

Successful innovators care about solving interesting and important problems — innovation is merely a byproduct. If this distinction seems like hair-splitting, it isn’t. The two focuses create vastly different realities.<p>Focusing on innovating — as a worthy goal unto itself — tends to be born from …

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The page you're looking for does not exist. Where you can go from here:<p>Return to the homepage or try another search.<br>• See how we've revamped the …

Google: Amazon is biggest search rival

<b>Google chairman Eric Schmidt has said the firm's biggest rival in online search is e-commerce giant Amazon.</b><p>Mr Schmidt fought back at claims that Google enjoyed unrivalled dominance of the online search market.<p>"Many people think our main competition is Bing or Yahoo. But, really, our biggest search …

Self-improvement

Make Your Website a Daily Destination

5 simple strategies to keep people coming back<p>Futurist and Trends Expert<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every small business loves the exposure, empathy and sense of community that having a website that's a daily destination for consumers can generate. But getting …

Marketing

Malcolm Gladwell on What Really Makes People Disruptive

The best-selling author says it's not tech, money, or brainpower. Successful disrupters all tend to have one huge precondition that's far more important.<p>When people talk about what it takes to transform a field or a world, they leave out one crucial component, best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell …

Self-improvement

How to Do What You Love

<b>Want to start a startup?</b> Get funded by Y Combinator.<p>January 2006<p>To do something well you have to like it. That idea is not exactly novel. We've got …

Mark Cuban’s 12 rules for startups by Illumination Consulting - Baltimore Business Journal

Mark Cuban<p><b>Mark Cuban recently</b> published his thoughts about what it takes to be great in business, boiled down to six fundamental practices.<p>But for …

5 Things You Must Do to Successfully Launch a Business

This story appears in the October 2014 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>The effort required to launch a new venture can seem daunting. Of course, specifics vary based on the type of business you're establishing; manufacturers face unique challenges, as do retailers and consulting firms. But once …

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