► Category: Helpers

Flooding in Pakistan 2014 – How You Can Help

It is a very strange feeling, knowing that there is a group of people out there, waiting for you to take action. If you do not take action, they may sleep hungry tonight. If you do not take action, their 3 year old daughter may not get the medical treatment that can cure her. Is that group really […]

Acknowledgments and Your Invisible Team

I am re-re-re-reading The Lean Startup as I am preparing a workshop on business growth. I noticed the Acknowledgments section which I had of course seen before, but haven’t read read it. Then I took out my pen and listed the people Eric Ries acknowledges. About 5 institutions are mentioned and another three groups are […]

Some Thoughts (and one Rule) on Giving Advice

Why is it that others think they can tell you how to live your life? Or how to run your business? Or how to really break your fast during Ramzaan? Or how the way I’m combing my hair is not the best way to go about it!? It can – and does – get irritating, […]

Reader Question: How to Get More Out of Life

I got the following email from a reader of this blog: Assalam-o-Alaikum Momekh, I am female and I am from Pakistan and working as SSE (senior software engineer) in one of the software houses of Pakistan. I am working since 7 years. These days I am really struggling to find out the things that really […]

It is time to meet

We are organising the second annual LifeETC meetup. This is a short reminder to register early. The event is expected to take place in Feb, 2013. In Lahore. More details and signup is available at http://momekh.com/meetup/signup/   Last year the seats went out fast, and I had to move the event to a larger hall. […]

Lets Meetup in Lahore

It is time to meet. This will be the first ever LifeETC meetup. The location will be in Lahore. On March 31st 2012. God willing. Are you coming? Click here to register. Time: 4:30 PM till 6:00 PM Date: 31st March, 2012 Location: La Dolce Vita (in Garrison Golf & Country Club, Lahore) – see map […]

You Are Needed

One of my favorite definitions of an ‘entrepreneur’ is: someone who shifts resources from area of low productivity to an area of high productivity In fact, this is the definition presented by the person who coined the term entrepreneurship. And I think it is times like these that we need to really kick our resource-shifting […]

Helping Others and Making Money

What does a policeman, a school principal and an entrepreneur have in common? We’ll come back to this question later in the story. Meet Zaheer Shah. He works a government job here in Punjab, Pakistan. A policeman, ranked Constable. He is paid a whopping 19,000 rupees (about 200 US $) per month, and looks the […]

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