entrepreneursh IQ test

Test : If you have the Entrepreneur Skills & Personality.

Entrepreneur-IQ-testMany people decide to become entrepreneurs without really knowing if entrepreneurship suits them or not.

Not many people are actually made to be entrepreneurs, or at least not good entrepreneurs!

This amazing Entrepreneur IQ test << will help you determine whether you have what it takes or not!

Are you a risk taker? do you handle stress well? can you work long hours? hire and fire when needed …

Taking the quiz is a must for any wannabe entrepreneur, it is also a must for new entrepreneurs to help them understand how they should improve their game.

I have met many times successful entrepreneurs or even serial entrepreneurs that do not even qualify, so obviously this quiz is not an absolute test, but it is a relative one, to help see if you can be successful without relying much on luck.


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Fighting Addiction : We are all Addicts !

When we hear the word addict, we imagine someone who have a drug or alcohol abuse problem, drug abuse and alcohol abuse are two destructive behaviors, that are easy to detect and identify, and most importantly, they are easy to distant ourselves from …

In our modern society, advertising succeed in brainwashing us, leading us to become addicted to many substances -nicotine, caffeine, etc – and behaviors that we naturally wouldn’t have.

Reality of the matter, most of us are addicts!

Addiction, goes way beyond, drug and alcohol abuse, addiction is the behavior of requiring something without moderation, addiction is the behavior of wasting time and energy, extensively pursuing something or experiences, that are not of any real importance to our existence.

In many cases these addictions are outright harmful:
Alcohol Addiction: Many do not even realize they have this addiction, especially when amount of alcohol/ day is low.
Drug Addiction: Whether it’s Street drugs or Prescription drugs, it’s one of the most difficult to escape from.
Nicotine Addiction: This substance addiction is harmful to you and your close ones, most addicts take it lightly.
Gambling Addiction: This behavioral addiction is probably the most financially ruining of them all, remember the house always wins!

For the majority of us, the above cases does not apply, thus we pretend that we do not have any addiction problem. This is wrong, because there are a big list of less harmful behavioral and substance addictions, that i’m sure you can identify at least one, within your behavior. Below i’m listing those behaviors:

“Less harmful” perceived, Addictions:
Video Games: Have you spend hours playing a game? Sometimes till 3 or 4 am, till your eyes start burning and you absolutely can not stay awake any longer? Do you lose track of days, and wake up and sleep thinking of your video game? Does this situation happen often? You have Video Games addiction, sometimes this only happen when you enjoy playing a new game, and can’t stop till you finish all the levels, and this problem reappears every-time you start an interesting new game.
Internet: A general term, that usually mean wasting your time reading news, watching cat pictures, videos, participating in forums and online communities, in an excessive way. The internet is an amazing tool to research subjects and acquire new information, but it’s also a huge waste of time and productivity! According to former Carly Fiorina, HP former CEO, and current presidential candidate ,85-95% Of What We Do Online Is Superficial And Useless.
Facebook: Even-though it’s an internet site, i am setting a new category for facebook, as with no doubt, Facebook is entirely useless, and the biggest productivity and time wasting tool of this decade! At one time, Facebook would have been considered as a promotion tool, but even that have been scraped when the company killed page reach to sell more ads and make more money! Nowadays Facebook is the favorite time wasting activity the human population engages in, it has absolutely no educational value, and is redefining the way people socially interact with one another!
Sugar: The biggest not so secret secret, is that most of us are addicted to sugar, where to start … fruit juice, colas: Pepsi, Coca Cola, ice cream …, even fast food is full of sugar, we have made our body so addicted to sugar, that stopping sugar all together or drastically cutting the sugar consumption lead to sugar withdrawal symptoms –Anger, Anxiety, Depression, Dizziness, Fatigue, Flu-like reaction, Insomnia, Shakes, …-, the same way stopping drug addiction leads to withdrawal symptoms!

Food: Food addiction is, being addicted to junk food, sugary product aside, this cover a lot of none healthy food, like chips, fast food, etc … You know this is not healthy but still can’t stop.
Porn: Watching porn and porn related behavior, are addictive, furthermore they influence the future and current intimate relations by involuntarily comparing scripted movies to actual sex life, which in many cases lead to a dissatisfaction and relationship problems, a lot of studies suggest that pornography is simply bad for your brain!
Watching movies & series: This addiction is often ignored, and not taken in consideration usually when listing addictions, but addiction to movies and series is very common, how many of us wait for our favorite series from one week to the other, how many of us are able to just decide to stop watching their favorite series just because? Movies and Series addiction is much more common and destructive than you might think … It is a big waste of time, and have a negative influence on our social and family behavior. With the advent of on demand online movies/series platforms, like Netflix & co, a new behavior of successively watching several episodes or even seasons, have developed among users of these services, this behavior called “binge watching”. According to researchers, binge watching your favorite shows online can cause feelings of loneliness and depression.
Caffeine: You need a coffee or two each day to stay awake and focused? Guess what, you are addicted to Caffeine! Although caffeine is one of the safest substances to enhance your performance, it can lead to long term dependency.
Mobile: You are playing with your mobile a lot, checking Facebook, twitter, playing a game, messaging, instagraming etc … you are most definitely addicted to your mobile device! Needless to say the negative sides of such a behavior!

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“Good” Addictions:
There is nothing really called a good addiction, but these types of addictions can have a positive influence, in addition to the negative influence. 
Work: Addiction to work often affect entrepreneurs, and employees in management positions. While it might be seen as a necessity for the professional career, work addiction if not managed properly will have a huge toll on personal health and on family life.
Exercising: Addiction to exercising, is a compulsive behavior, exercising is good, but like anything thing done in an excessive way it have a negative side, the negative side is taking time from other activities, and often developing abnormal muscle size and none attractive looks.
Sex: There is a debate on whether sex addiction is real, but it seams people with hyper-sexual activity disorder, often have underlying problems like: depression, stress, anxiety, shame … This addiction often leads to loneliness and isolation.
Shopping: Shopping addiction is the compulsion to spend money, regardless of need or financial means. This kind of addiction targets mostly women, and may become problematic for individuals with low income.
Reading: Reading is very important to improve your language skills, but the moment it becomes an addiction, pushing you to read any book you can find, then it is just as harmful as any of the other time wasting addictions.

Fighting Addiction

This article took much more time than what i anticipated, i’ll end it with this small paragraph.

Fighting addiction, requires a strong will power, to become successful in fighting addictions, follows the same general rules of becoming successful.

I, myself have been addicted to many of the addictions mentioned above, none of the harmful addictions though, fighting my addictions made me reflect on many things, and i have started writing a small book about succeeding in fighting addictions, which will be announced on my official blog.

Psychological Advertising : Is The NRA behind Zombie golden age ?

Emotional Appeal,  is a method of persuasion that’s designed to create an emotional response. They are considered fallacies, or errors in reasoning, because they manipulate emotions.
That means, these persuasion techniques will trick your brain into believing certain things are good for you, by manipulating the emotional part of your brain.
Emotional Appeal in Advertising, have a huge role, the method is used in the majority of televised advertising.
I won’t explain this here, but you can see the article below, which present the main types of appeals , and how they are used:
In short, advertisers have been targeting our emotions for a long time, they create an emotional response toward something, and they wire us in a certain way without even knowing,  it’s not something new.
But if you reflect about this fact for a while you realize that the Movies and more specifically TV series can and are probably used in the same way.

Psychological Advertising : Is The NRA behind Zombie golden age ?

And i can’t find a better example than the rise of the Zombie entertainment and a possible association with the NRA.
The mass school shootings in the USA are pushing a lot of people to ask for tougher gun laws, but somehow that is not happening due to opposition.
When the president of the US, feels he is powerless towards changing the gun laws, that means a lot:

Of course there’s the gun lobby, which have a huge role in the political opposition, but there is something else …
Politicians can not go against their constituencies,  whenever there is a certain amount of people asking for tougher gun laws, there is another amount of people asking for the opposite …
Many, people feel safer with a gun in the house, but why do people feel safer with a gun?It is most likely because their brains are ironically associating owning a gun with being safe, so how did the brain manage to do this association in a country where there are no armed conflicts???!!!
The answer comes from Hollywood, action filled movies often portrayed people having the ability to defend themselves mainly to the use of a gun.
But with greater opposition to opposition to guns, a stronger influence is required to make those influenced defend more aggressively gun ownership, and to influence those who were neutral in this matter.
The stronger influence, would be by making your brain think that everyone needs guns, and what better way than pump in your brains the unconscious feeling of insecurity of a zombie apocalypse?
This makes you associate a high emotional value for gun ownership, and would help block gun control laws.
This is the ideal advertising method, for huge companies that have enough cash to finance big budget movies and tv series.
Think about it …. could the NRA secretly funding Zombie movies and series?
Zombie movies/series might have something to do with Umpqua Community College shooting, the shooter Christopher Harper-Mercer seams to be a big fan of zombie movies according to an online dating profile.
As you see below, he mentions hobbies: killing zombies, and food: Brains !!!

Explainer – the Syrian Refugees Problem in Europe

In an earlier post, i have covered the immigration to Europe and it’s various factors,

And i am a big supporter of hosting refugees in EU countries, or any other safe countries for that matter, but

it would be naive to put all the factors for refugees  immigration to Europe in the same basket, and to ignore the choice of countries they made.

Unfortunately, most refugees are looking to get free money and do nothing, they are “lazy” as the well educated and informed Syrian man, in the video below puts it …
This is human nature, when a human thinks that he/she can get something for nothing, he/she will try to get it.

When you hear that a single Asylum seeker gets 900$ – reduced from 1600$ – in Denmark and a family can get up to 5000$, you ask yourself are they Fking serious?!! With such laws there are millions of people from around the world that would love to be an Asylum seeker in Denmark or other Scandinavian countries!
The only solution is a complete termination of money allocations to refugees and asylum seekers, and instead give the money to organizations that will take care of hosting, feeding and helping these refugees.

It’s about helping people in need, not letting people abuse of the help system!

Rashid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Photos & Video

This post – is just about current news

Yesterday, prince Rashid , the son of the ruler of Dubai Mohammed Al Maktoum, passed away.

i saw many articles showing his younger brother -Hamdan- pictures instead of his, so i had to do a bit of searching to find his pictures, as it seams there are few pictures online showing Rashid.

here’s all what i was able to find.




EU immigration problem

Immigration to Europe

I wish to talk about this subject, simply because it’s heartbreaking,  my stance is in accordance with the line of my blog –which is contrarian opinions
For the immigration to Europe you have 2 camps, those that hate the immigrants and want them out, and those who sympathize with the immigrants and want them to get the help they are looking for.

My contrarian opinion is neither, i sympathize with them, but find their European trip a stupid gamble.

I, myself, am an immigrant, i became an immigrant by chance but still does not change the fact that i am.
I was continuing my studies in Paris when i met and fell in love with my wife, who is from another EU country, so we got married then later we moved to her country.


What we need to do, is first to distinguish the reason and causes of immigration:
– We have the economical immigrants : mostly from Africa, looking for a better life.
– We have the refugees, or war immigrants : mostly from Syria and Iraq, looking for refuge and safe place.

What economical immigrants are trying to achieve?
Most if not all economical immigrants are trying to reach Germany, Sweden, France and the UK, the reason is that they perceive these countries as the way to easy living, due to the benefits given to the none employed, and to the ease in finding jobs.

What refugees or war immigrants are trying to achieve?
All refugees are trying to find a safe place to live in, the majority of them are living in countries surrounding the war zones,
ex: Most Syrian refugees are living in Lebanon -my home country- a country of 4 million people is hosting more than 1,196,560 Syrian refugee, Jordan hosting 628,427 refugee, Turkey  hosting 1,758,092 refugee.
But some refugees are trying to play it smart by reaching Europe, only to realize that they are not welcome, many of those are even switching their objectives to be economical immigrants labeled by  some as “asylum shoppers” trying to reach countries where benefits are more generous.

The Problem with immigrating to Europe

Immigrating to Europe illegally is like playing the Russian roulette,

  1. Issue 1: Crossing to Europe : immigrants pay illegal traffickers big sums -around $3000-$4000- so that they transport them to the European shore, these are very risky trips, and a big number of immigrants die each year.
  2. Issue 2: Going from landing country to destination country : means dozens of hurdles, that might end in death, and using up all their financial economies.
  3. Issue 3: Becoming homeless: just because they crossed to the country they want, they should not expect they will be able to rent a house, there are laws and requirements to rent a house, it’s not a simple money transaction in Europe.
  4. Issue 4: Not finding a job : When they are barely able to communicate, finding a job is tough, what is tougher is that no one can legally hire them, that means they will have to survive on donations …
  5. Issue 5: They are not welcome: There is a bad economical situation in Europe, and many are jobless, the immigration just raises the tension and put the locals in competition with the potentially worse paid immigrant.
  6. Issue 6: They are seen as an enemy: Immigrants in general are seen as a security threat, especially immigrants that are coming from predominantly muslim country. African immigrants on the other hand are seen as trouble makers.
  7. Issue 7: They will get more vote to the far right: More illegal immigrants, means more people voting to the far right, which then cracks down on all immigrants.

A Smart Solution

Lebanese people have been immigrating for the last hundred year or so, we never had a problem, simply because our numbers are small, many of us are over-educated – bilingual or multilingual, but most importantly it’s because we immigrated with a logic.

for example the Syrian refugees : there are very few people living in countries that are not Turkey, Arab countries or European countries, there’s 0 in China, 0 in India and 0 in Africa -except Maghreb-
Lebanese Immigrants: immigrated to all around the world, many of them live in Latin America, but there are many as well that live in Senegal, Ivory Coast, South Africa …

The smart immigration means : choose a country where you can live a descent life with the money you have, choose a place in Asia, Africa, wherever, where you can rent a house and feed your family, and maybe launch a small business … Going to Europe will make you spend all your money with no guarantees and a dim future!

Future of the kids

I saw some photos of kids that drowned on the Libyan coast, after their boat failed … And in another video i remember a mom that successfully crossed to Europe saying that they want a better future for their kids …
My question is: What future is it when you put your kids at the risk of dying to go to a foreign land where they will feel that they do not belong?


Stupid ideas not to fall for:

  • No you can cross from Africa to Europe in the landing gear of a plane – Most if not all die ! article.
  • No they will not give refugee families homes once they reach Germany or France or UK, they are lucky if they get a camping van – a camping van not bad ? wait till winter comes and temperature drops to -10 or -20!
  • No, nowhere in the EU, they are looking forward to welcome you. Xenophobic attacks , and this
  • No, Europe is not heaven on earth, people work hard and pay taxes, there’s nothing for free.
  • No, once you cross the Mediterranean, and land on European soil, your troubles are not over, you can be deported at any time. Balkan refugees being deported

Videos to know if you are Racist.

People like to generalize, and often generalizations lead to stereotypes,

In general, there are a lot of people that have open, hidden or even dormant racism.

the best way to approach this is to watch a couple videos of Michael Jackson

here’s the first one , in which MJ looks like an ordinary young black person:

and here’s another, in which MJ looks like a white man :


Regardless of the song, do you feel the same way towards the 2 characters ?

MJ might have unintentionally created the biggest statement against racism,
It does not matter the color of your skin, you are who you are!

MJ went from black to white, and many of us go through some kind of color change during vacation time, which raises the question why does color matter to you?