Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Rick Van Sant on Nightline

Dr. Rick Van Sant of Abu Dhabi University joins me for a conversation about technology in today's learning environment. And we talk about his 1st novel! Your Picks VoilaDubai is a social networking site where you the consumer sends in reviews of services and business in Dubai. We talked about some of the great finds in Dubai!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Apathetic About Home Safety

Who is responsible for the safety in your home? YOU, or so I would think. But many feel that the government, building management or even the landlord is ultimately responsible and needs to be held accountable. Are we trying to shift responsibility for our own safety? Listen to this conversation.

Dr. Larry Wilson on Zayed University and More.

Dr. Larry Wilson, the Provost of Zayed University, joined me in studio to talk about the UAE's University environment and Zayed University as a trail blazer in the nation. Of particular interest is the conversation about WAGL, the Women as Global Leaders Conference.

Branding with

Helen and Mathew Ranson,, join me to talk branding issues for SMEs. This month we ask that you define your purpose, what does your organization do? Send us the response in 12 words!

Talking cars.

Need a little fix about cars, old and new, then this is a conversation you want to gear up for. Mathias Doutreleau, Gaurav Dhar and Imthishan Giado join me in studio for an automotive fix, no holds bared.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Cyber Safety

Bulent Teksoz the Chief Security Strategist for Emerging Regions, Symantec Corp, joins me to talk cyber security and how little we are really doing.

In the end the real problem is we are all apathetic about our cyber security risk.

Do we need to teach penmanship?

On Nightline we had a conversation about the end of penmanship as technology takes over.

Do we still need to teach writing?

Here is what was said on Nightline!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

The Diary Sept 21 to Oct 5

Mita and Sherif join me on a bi-weekly basis to talk about what is out there as far as events and deals.  Our focus is out of the ordinary.

Here is our picks.

UAE Music Scene

Paul Kelly of has gone out of his way to bring to the Nightline studio spectacular sound engineers/all things recording. Dylan Ellis,, and Joshua Williams,, join us for a conversation about their work in the UAE's music industry. A highlight of the program was hearing tracks by Absolace and Beat Antenna.

There is even a bit of career advice here.

If you want to listen to music from the region you need to go to they are a great source.

Here is the whole show.

Here is the music segment from the show at a better quality.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Talking Tech.

Magnus Nystedt joined me for a conversation about technology, this is a weekly feature on the program.


We opened up the Nightline phone lines to Dubai to get advice from the community on dealing with stress! This is what we got.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Medical Tourism

Dr. Badran Badran and Dr. Ian Michael, both of Zayed University, join me for a conversation about medical tourism. Many developing countries are adopting medical tourism as a way to bolster their economies.

Here is what the audience had to say. Very Cool!

This was a fantastic conversation! 10 years, 1 billion people, change! Matternet is a project that has come out of Singularity University to change the way goods are delivered in the developing world, leap-frogging over the traditional infrastructure of roads! Literally. Interesting idea! 

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Monday, September 19, 2011

What about the global economy?

Dr. Elango Rangaswawy of the British University in Dubai joinc me for a conversation about Greece and the global economy.

Sounds like things will get worse before they get better!

Coping with Price Hikes

Nightline opened the phone lines and asked the question, "how are you coping with price increases".

Interesting the response from merchants!

Give it a listen!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Accounting Made Easy

Daniella Williams of joins me to talk about SMEs and accounting solutions and problems. And there is a conversation on 3 useful accounting software tools.

Life Coach

Shana Kad of joins me to talk about getting our lives in order. Part of the conversation was about teens and part about women transitioning in their careers.

There is a lot on offer here!

Nightline Talks 9/11

10 years since that frightful day in NYC.

This is our program coverage.

NewzGlobe Biz Awards Meraj Syed joins me to talk about the NewzBiz Awards.

In this podcast we have the opportunity to speak to 2 very cool people.

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Jack Hillwig Talks and Reviews REWORK Dr. Jack Hillwig is the assistant dean of the College of Communication and Media Sciences at Zayed University. Jack joins me for a conversation about the text REWORK.

Tech Talk With Magnus from IFA Berlin Magnus Nystedt joins me on the phone to talk technology. The New Toshiba 3D HDTV no glasses is mentioned. Magnus also has a Samsung rant!

Branding with

Matthew and Helen Ranson,, join me to talk about SME brand strategy.

Classic Car Talk

Ghurav Dhar, Rolling Art Emporium, and Mathias Doutreleau,, join me to talk classic cars in the UAE.

Entrepreneurs' Organization Dubai Chapter

Ashish Panjabi, Hassan Al Hazeem and Jawad Khawaja talk about EO and why they see it as a vital tool for established entrepreneurs.

Back to the 8Day Academy

Masarat Daud joins me by phone to talk about her idea, the 8 day Academy, and its development.