Archive for March, 2006

Dubai’s dark side

Tuesday, March 28th, 2006

I’ve been discussing this very subject with my friend the Desert Pundit during my trip to Dubai last week. Dubai’s super capitalism and unbelievable growth has a human cost. It’s an underreported story. But now it’s starting to bubble up to the surface, as in The Independent story below. (image above from Kerala Monitor). All [...]

Another resumé disaster

Tuesday, March 28th, 2006

The bad English in a lot of Jordanian graduates is probably world famous. It’s a real shame and I don’t find it amusing anymore (OK, sometimes I do I just read a covering letter of a job applicant who wanted to join our ‘estimated’ company. But that still doesn’t beat the CV I received from [...]

The Body Shop acquired by L’Oreal.. hmmm

Tuesday, March 28th, 2006

Another corporate acquisition news that I missed last week. This one was a bit of a shock to me. The Body Shop being acquired by L’Oreal. The blog below has a good post on the reaction. Scatterbox at Body Shop acquisition polarizes corporate reformists: For many corporate reformists and progressives, The Body Shop has [...]

Check out the FontShop blog

Tuesday, March 28th, 2006

It’s in German, if you can read that. If not, you can still look at the cool images

Best tech news of the year: SketchUp acquired by Google

Tuesday, March 28th, 2006

For me this is really big news. SketchUp is the best new piece of software I used in YEARS. I was introduced to it by my cousin Khader, who works as an architect in New York. He told me it is the best 3D ‘sketching’ software out there and he was so right. This news [...]

Al Jazeera International makes Fast Company’s front cover

Sunday, March 26th, 2006

Fast Company magazine (one of my favorite mags out there) is running an AMAZING cover story (subscription required) about Al Jazeera International, the global English language news channel which is to be launched soon. Although the story focuses on Josh Rushing, the US Marine spokesman who quit his job to become AJI’s washington anchor, it [...]

In Dubai, again

Friday, March 24th, 2006

Arrived in Dubai Friday at 1 am. This place is crazy. Airport was chock full. The city as energetic as ever. It still shocks me every time.