a quick ramble on change

Today was the opening day of “Avex,” naseba’s first expo and airshow which is taking place on the red sea in Sharm, El Sheikh Egypt.

President Mubarak came and opened the expo this morning – thus Nic and I got to meet him and have our pictures taken, etc.  At the end of his visit, I walked him to his golf cart which takes him to his limo and just as he got on to his cart, he warmly slapped my hand in a sort of high-five hand shake and as we stood locked in a firm hand shake staring at each other right in the eyes, saying how grateful we were for his support …. and he interupted me and said with a huge grin on his face in a thick accent … “Obama is very good.”  And his cart drove away.

It was a brilliant and exciting day, with the election of Obama – although the focus of todays blog is on “change,” I will leave the media to discuss “change” and how exciting and remarkable Obama is as a president elect….there is nothing more I can add that is not already being discussed in the media.


Over the past few days, I got to meet the President of Egypt as well as Nasser Al Kharafi, top ten richest person in the world whose company is one of the platinum sponsors of Avex.  I met with the richest man in the middle east, HRH Prince Al Waleed in Riyadh last week.

Whatever opportunities and or achievements I have had thus far in my life are inspired by serious personal reflection on all the poor decisions and mistakes I have made over the course of my journey – esp. reflecting and changing from the person I was 6 – 7 years ago.

…. I use my experience at that company often in this blog because just about everyone can relate to the themes.

I can not imagine my life today if I had done what just about everyone else does when things go wrong …”have a party” and sit around and moan and whine…like a victim ..

Seriously, think about the problems in your life or job… and then look into the root to the problem..I am sure you will see that you play some part in the problem.  Make the changes necessary to not have the problem again.