Tuesday, March 31, 2009

March 30---Innovation

Hour One we spoke about innovation in business today with Reto Schnyder of Break Through Innovation.

Hour Two Michael F. Melcher Author, The Creative Lawyer: A Practical Guide to Authentic Professional Satisfaction (American Bar Association 2007) http://www.thecreativelawyer.com http://www.michaelmelcher.com Spoke about the person in the innovation process.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

March 29--- UAE banks hold customers hostage?

We had a great talk about how banks are and are not serving us well in the UAE.

The problem is people have no place to turn for help, or to tell their story!

I had a grand talk about how Mashreq Bank froze my account because they thought I had been fired, I had and have not! It took a weekend to sort it out and one day when the bank was open but not interested in solving the problem without more calls from me.

Saad Hakim Mashreq's customer service and public relations point person called Nightline to say sorry! Nice, finally!

And Mr. Saad has offered to help other customers to sort out their problem.


Give the show a listen there was a lot of advice!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

March 25---The Valley of Love

The Valley of Love, a UAE charity to help those who need help in the UAE joined me for a talk.

Started in 1998 this charity is not about raising money but offering a lending hand.

And with the financial crisis that might come in many ways!

050-309-0506 is the hotline


And what the 25+ active volunteers do is amazing!

Very inspirational!

March 24---Wild Peeta and FACETS

In hour one we learned about WILD PEETA from the Al Awadhi brothers.

In hour 2 it was FACETS the 3rd round of the 50 word short story contest. Peter Hassell talks us through it all literally!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

March 23---Feng Shi

Sherry Merchant will be joining us in studio to talk about how to look at your environment and your life as a whole!

March 22--RTA Busing and Sport Safety

In hour one we talked about what is happening in Dubai as far as bus transportation is concerned.

Mr. Abdulla Yousuf Al Ali the Director of the Bus Section and Mr. Peyman Younes Parham the Director of Marketing and Corporate communication joined us.

In hour 2, well the last 30 minutes, we spoke about safety and sports.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

March 18---- Media Maddness and Eduentertainment

In hour one we spoke about how the media seems to work very well as a tool to make us anxious about our lives.

Some said it was a plan to keep us from thinking about what is important.

In hour 2 I spoke to Dr. Maher Bahloul of the American University of Sharjha about his institute that uses film making to teach language in Paris!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Mar 17---Kindeness

The Dubai Kindness Movement!

Do we need to be thinking about consumer protection?

March 16---Illicit Trade and Community Service for a Crime

Is illicit trade an issue today?

Whoat do you think about the punishment for petty crime being community service?

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Mar 15---Behaviour and Rules and Education

In hour 1 we spoke about behaviour in Dubai. What is acceptable and what is not. The government has a new law tabled that will clearly define what you can and can not do and the penalty for a lapse in good judgement.

Hour 2 Ian Gilbert was in studio talking education. What are rules for anyway? What is a good teacher? What is a great teacher? Finally we had a talk about Independent Thinking Ltd, how they might be shaking things up!


Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Mar 11---Basil Shaaban and then the shisha ban!

In hour one we spoke to Basil Shaaban about his life as an F3 driver.

Very cool!

In hour 2 we spoke to Dr. Wedad Al Maidor of the MOH in the UAE about the new steps to reduce smoking.

VERY interesting!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Mar 10---Education 21C

Education for the 21st Century! Are we ready?

The Abu Dhabi International Book Fair has an education conference attached to it on the 18 and 19 of March.

We spoke to 3 of the speakers, and they pull no punches!

Ian Gilbert, Ali Al Saloom and Roy Leighton all called for a rethink and focus on not just what but how we learn.

www.adbookfair.com for the details.

Taaleem Education has played a big part in this activity, what I want to see is how the thinking from the conference feeds into the classroom!

Monday, March 09, 2009

Mar 9---Canada Week to the Balanced Scorecard Collaberative

We had an opportunity to speak to Ron Murphy and Marie-Josee Primeau about Canada week in Dubai.

Interested? Look them up www.cwindubai2009.webs.com

We also had an opportunity to speak to Dr. David Norton and Dr. Robert Kaplan about the Balanced Scorecard Collaborative.

All things considered, Masarat the expert producer was not in the house, we did pretty well!

Give it all al look and listen.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Mar 4---how to survive change

We had a great chat about the WHO MOVED MY CHEESE workshops with Nicole a UAE based trainer.

The issue we are faced with today is how do we deal with change that is sudden and possibly devastating to our self esteem?

As a matter of fact we do not deal with this well and can use a lot of help!

Listen in for some ideas!

March 3---Finances with Sanjay

Sanjay Tolani was back in the studio talking us through how to think about our finances and why sometimes we need a bit of help.

But there is no substitute for your own research!

And it is never too late to start saving for your retirement!

Want to talk to Sanjay, listen to the podcast!


Monday, March 02, 2009

March 2---Sucsess Counseling.

Susan Castle joins us to talk about how to think to be a success!

Interesting! Give it a listen.