I’m the invisible mastermind

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I – literally – control your life, I’ve pre-decided for you the view you open your eyes on every morning, I’ve planned how you move inside your own house, where you prepare your morning coffee and where park your car, I even control how long it takes the elevator to bring you up to your office. I’ve pre-designed your life, you only …

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The Four Non-Intersecting Layers of Dubai

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Dubai is a multi-cultural haven for global citizens, a world hub where dreams could come true if you are adequately qualified and willing to work hard, we can categorize the people living here to four non-intersecting layers that rarely – or never – interact directly, people of each layer practically live in a totally different “Dubai” than those of other …

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1984 – George Orwell

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It’s significantly hard to write a review on such a sophisticated novel, it’s simply mind-twisting, it’s the sort of novel that once you read you are never the same person anymore, it’s amazing and overwhelming how a novel written in the 1940s could have that great influence on generation after generation of writers and film makers worldwide, it’s not merely …

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Eventually & Grudgingly .. Expat

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Borg El Arab International Airport, Alexandria March 21st, 2013 “I never intended”, or “لم أكن أنتوي”, said the former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak in his most sentimental speech during the revolution, I – neither – never intended, it came absolutely forcibly and grudgingly, I never intended to flee the land where I was born, raised, educated, fallen in love, raised a family …

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The Innocent Man – John Grisham

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This is my first John Grisham reading, legal thriller is an interesting subjecy, however, this novel could easily emerge in half this size, too much off-context details and too much names got me a bit bored and a bit lost, though the case is hearth-breaking, but being a real story had some disadvantages such as not being able to know the …

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Tweets From Tahrir – Nadia Idle & Alex Nunns

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I almost cried at some tweets! it’s the story of the Egyptian Revolution right from the people who made it and right from the heart of Tahrir Square and other spots in Cairo, however I still have a few notes: 1. The tweets mentioned in the book are limited to people who tweet in English which deprived us from maybe …

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Eat, Pray, Love – Elizabeth Gilbert

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Reading this novel over several months has really been pleasant and inspiring, the author has the talent of story telling, the journey has been nice and well organized, however the ‘India’ part was a bit too long with a few new things that happen in every chapter.

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The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho

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This guy is like a ‘sorcerer’!, he overwhelms you with fairy tales and legendary characters to prove some obscure myths, but yet you believe him and you give him all your senses! This is a masterpiece of literature that nobody should miss, Although I’m more into ‘non-fiction’, but the journey is inspiring and entertaining and yet so deep in meaning …

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Rework – Jason Fried

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impressive, thinking outside the box, completely terminating many classic myths about running a successful business, the most overwhelming concept in this book is ‘optimism’, it’s about converting what seems complicated and unachievable into simple and possible tasks, the guys have interesting vision towards many business related topics such as hiring, growing, marketing, prioritization, competition etc.

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Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close – Jonathan Safran Foer

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It’s nothing like anything I’ve ever read, really charming and thrilling, what I liked most is the incredibly vital role for illustration in the novel, although I lost my interest in some parts due to some unnecessary lengthening, and although it was too much for me to read about the history’s worst tragedies in one novel (9/11 – WW II …

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A Thousand Splendid Suns – Khaled Hosseini

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One of the most heartbreaking, astonishing, bewitching and inspiring novels I’ve ever read! the author really has the storytelling gift and he keeps you alert for what’s next, also the novel itself is deep and inspiring, for me it’s simply about ordinary people who are – for us – just a bunch of rigid figures of war victims (how many …

HusseinA Thousand Splendid Suns – Khaled Hosseini