“It is the individual who is not interested in his fellow men who has the greatest difficulties in life and provides the greatest injury to others. It is from among such individuals that all human failures spring”

Alfred Adler

What are my priorities?

My family has always been an important part of my life. I owe a great deal to my parents for raising me the way they did. God has been kind. I don’t know how I am going to do the same for my kids.

I have been married for over fifteen years now. I can say I have been lucky in every way! Finding a sincere and loyal partner is a blessing indeed! I have three lovely kids – two girls, Iman and Hedaya and a boy, Abdullah in that order. May God give them guidance and faith.

What am I into?

I have always been a technology geek! From the Atari 2600 (yeah the one with the cartridge slot) to the iPad and everything in between. I have been an avid gamer for as long as I can remember. There was a time I would be upgrading my 3D graphics card at least once a year. Now thanks to the iPhone my upgrade cycle has shifted to Apple products. From a MacBook Pro for work to all other iOS devices for everything else in my life.

I love to read. I am into a wide variety of subjects – mainly personal development, behavioral economics, advertising and branding. For a long time my favorite book had been “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” At the moment I would say my favorite author is  Malcolm Gladwell. His book “Outliers” is my current favorite. If he were a planner he would surely be a guru. His deep analysis and research combined with an engaging writing style is simply fascinating. My favorite blogger at the moment is Seth Godin. His ability to hit you with profound ideas on a daily basis is so inspiring. Now with apps like Flipboard and Feedly I search and curate noteworthy content on all my channels. I also enjoy writing. It’s one of my cherished leisure activities. You can check out my blog here or click on the “the blog” link above.

I like to keep fit. I work out regularly. I used to swim a lot back in my university days. Now I don’t get to swim so much except for the occasional dip in the pool with the kids. My new found passion is running! Thanks to Nike+ it helps me to keep pushing, to go further and faster with each run!

I am also a big movie buff! My favorite actors these days are Denzel Washington, Colin Farrell and Russell Crowe to name a few. Some of my favorite movies are Gladiator, Shawshank Redemption and Collateral, but the list really goes on. 

What am I like as a person?

I am passionate about life and like to make everyday count. I am friendly and easy going. I appreciate sincerity and I like to make friends with people who are down to earth and real. I believe I can get along with about everyone. But I am not the kind of guy who likes to go out all the time to socialize. I may have a lot of friends on Facebook and thousands of followers on Twitter but I am an introvert by nature. I enjoy the company of close friends and family.

I get inspired by people who like to think big and believe in abundance. Petty thinking and greed is a big turn-off for me. I like to be challenged and crave constant intellectual stimulation. I feel a mind not engaged is not a mind at all.