Killing Zombies

Jun 05, 12 Killing Zombies

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It shouldn’t really be surprising. Zombies are in fact everywhere already. We didn’t need biological viruses or parasites to infect the population’s minds and break down willpower. But the disease is still a manmade product that eats away the mind over a period of a decade. It sucks out passion, obliterates ingenuity, and...

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Moving Them along the Continuum

Apr 30, 12 Moving Them along the Continuum

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“Tomorrow I am going to give the banner to a man who loves Allah and His Messenger, and Allah and His Messengers loves that man. And Allah will give victory to that man,” announced Rasoolullah (peace and blessings be upon him). The night was spent in anticipation; it wasn’t the victory or the leadership that was yearned,...

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Increase Your Performance

Apr 28, 12 Increase Your Performance

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… and Performance of Your Team 1. Dig a khandaq (battle of Ahzaab): Experiment with new ideas and don’t accept the status quo. 2. Take an army of 3,000 to face 200,000 (battle of Mu’ta): Set “impossible” challenge and break through them. 3. Failure in reality is an opportunity (battle of Uhud): Occasionally failing...

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Operate like a turn around all the time

Jan 14, 12 Operate like a turn around all the time

Posted by in Efficiency, Ingenuity

Get clarity on your goal and start focusing on a single line between where you are right now and what your goal is. Make the decision; and decision by definition is focusing and cutting yourself off from any other alternative (like those distractions/doors on the walls surrounding the path). People who live in poverty are acutely...

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Block of Concentration

Jan 12, 12 Block of Concentration

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Principle of concentration: you need to put sustained concentrated energy at the task at hand. Multi-tasking is not a good thing; it’s bad. Often, at work place and job descriptions multi-tasking is praised. But consider the air traffic controller. His job is extremely important, to bring the aircrafts down to land safely. Does he...

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Implementing Solutions (Not Events or Impulses)

Jan 10, 12 Implementing Solutions (Not Events or Impulses)

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Some call it solution, but solution to what? Others call it events, and that’s more like it, because they aren’t solving anything. More often than events, they are impulses. People like to show that they are doing, doing anything, even though it may not have any benefit. Making lots of calls, shuffling lots of papers, calling...

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