March 19, 2013

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The 6 layers of communication stakeholders in a Relationship

Communication is a concept that is key to any relationship this blog aims to shed light on the various stakeholders and examine briefly how each stakeholder may be involved.  The approach I have taken is to think of each stakeholder as a layer starting with the inner most layer and finishing with the final layer, using […]

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December 20, 2012

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The Passing Car

Before you read this poem I wished to give some background info into the thinking behind its words. The poem is addressing the issue that some may face when they are a part of a close-knit community. This issue is that of judgement, what tends to happen is we may become  judgemental of others within […]

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December 15, 2012

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The Flower and the Bee

The flower loved by the Bee its petals no longer dancing with colour I bring my body close to see so my eyes speak to my senses for they refuse to register the sight and this smell new to me opens up my thoughts this is not the flower in my painting? so how can […]

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November 7, 2012

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An outlook on smoking & the community

Smoking is a habit that one finds is rife within the Arab culture in my last visit to Iraq I found it very difficult dealing with smokers, not only was it 50 degrees but it was found to be the norm to smoke inside a vehicle. Many of my peers unfortunately are bound by this habit […]

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October 16, 2012

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A Boat Journey

I was one day aboard a boat I set out to sea with my goal in sight The air was hazy as I saw men in view And when the coast to me was gone I felt it hit me in the night A cold breeze without warning Lay around me Like a mother who […]

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October 14, 2012

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A brief analysis of social media platforms

Its 8am and I am on my way to work let me take out my iPhone and tweet away, oh wait what shall I say today? Shall I greet all my followers, shall I post a famous yet powerful saying or complain about the delay on the jubilee line. Social Media today plays a massive […]

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October 7, 2012

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Love and Relationships – The affect of ‘Hollywood Love’

This blog is a transcript of Brother Hassanain Rajabalis lecture that was posted on the YouTube link here which discusses the development of a typical individual who faces the pressures of the ‘Hollywood’ perception of love and the potential effect it could have on his life.  —- Imagine you meet a girl and say ‘Hi’ and […]

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September 4, 2012

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Iraq – A practical example of the need to enter the digital world

As an individual working in an environment that aims to be forward thinking in the digital age I have become quite aware with the notion of converting paper based processes into digital ones i.e reducing the need for paper by replicating the process on a computer device. My last visit to Iraq involved a process […]

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August 12, 2012

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A visit to Samara and Sayed Arifs story

SO we departed for the city of Samara where the tenth and eleventh Imams are buried, the journey is roughly a four hour drive from the city of Karbala. Samara is a predominately Sunni city roughly 60 miles north of Baghdad, it is perhaps most known for the terrorist attacks that took place there back in […]

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August 5, 2012

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The Benefits of taking a sandwich year (Gap Year)

In a time where youth unemployment in the UK is at an all time high it is paramount that one equips themselves with the best ammunition in order to raise  themselves above the rest when it comes to job hunting.  There are many great ways in ensuring you have done your best  and the taking […]

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