Archive for November, 2009

Egypt x Algeria: Football, brands, the Arab national state and God in a snapshot

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

This moment I am lying in bed. I’ve been lying here for the better part of the last 48 hours, with a fever and a headache. It’s a common cold or a flu (apparently not of the swine variety). As I write this, the Nile has turned into a river of tears. A little while [...]

Shifting gears in Jordan.. Let’s talk entrepreneurship!

Monday, November 16th, 2009

Going to the opening of the Global Entrepreneurship Week tonight was like going to group therapy. My partner Razan and I had just had an “afternoon from hell” dealing with extremely lame financial reporting issues at the office. It’s the stuff that makes one curse the day he or she decided to be entrepreneurial and [...]

Navigating Amman: Hands on with Nokia’s Jordan GPS maps!

Sunday, November 15th, 2009

Finally! I’ve been covering developments in getting Amman and Jordan mapped electronically for a few years now, at one point even suggesting that we as users just do it ourselves! This whole GPS maps and navigation business in Jordan was being held up for over a year by what seems to be regulations hurdles, combined [...]