Month: January 2017

A Decision Support System (DSS) Is Only As Good As the Principles it Rides On

One can argue that laws and regulations are enough to induce ethical and moral decision making. But just like having a police force doesn’t alleviate crime. Having business regulations do not ensure that businesses will conduct their affairs ethically. Regulatory drivers alone are not sufficient to safeguard public interest from the ill affect of greed […]

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Philosophy of Change

In a healthy person, the blood that leaves the heart is fully oxygenated. Medical science tells us that oxygen is important for our brains; lack of it causes bad memory, imbalance and lack of concentration. If Islam is to our conscience what oxygen is to our brain, every Muslim ideally should posses a healthy state […]

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Inner Dimensions of Management

Ethical and moral tendencies are cultivated in individuals only when the ability to reflect inwardly in activated.  This ability to reflect inwardly is part of every human soul; God given.  Sound reasoning is a byproduct of balanced inward reflection. It is only achieved when our intellectual, emotional and physical psyche is balanced. The Quran, in […]

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An Imbalanced Pursuit of Happiness!

Just like individuals band together to create families and families come together to create societies, our collective conscience creates the conscience of the society we live in. Since our societies depict realities that stem from our collective conscience, it is important that our perception of those realities is firmly rooted in a moral and just […]

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This Is About Internal Agitation

So in your face, obvious That no one seems to care Hollow molds of emptiness No more hope left to share Resurrecting from within Rekindling the flare Rise up O down trodden Change the state of affair Your revolution is waiting There are responsibilities to bear Let’s take them on, one more time With unison […]

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Synaptic Impulses

All human beings are endowed with certain capabilities that are God given innate to our souls. What we do with these capabilities in this life is up to us. We will be held accountable for them one day! Once we can understand that accountability in our everyday living, we go through a spiritual awakening. This […]

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Organizational Governance

In a free market system corporate governance is generally a lagging influencer, meaning that we introduce rules and regulations after a negative event has already occurred. Our knee jerk reactions to unforeseen performance results almost always give rise to efforts for greater transparencies. Although greater transparencies may create short term performance correction, they seldom create accountabilities […]

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Organizational Learning a Bottom-up Approach

I once asked a very successful business man whom I was working for, what is it that I can do to make you happy? He said with a smile on his face, “Just excel in everything you do and never stop learning.” I did not understand what he meant back then, but he knew exactly what […]

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The MBI Framework

Life is based on a single set of directives –a divine manual called the Quran, for stipulating a code of submission; a code that applies evenly to all realms of our lives without distinction. So if Quran is that set of policy directives, the word of God Himself, then Prophet Muhammad’s character (May Peace and […]

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A Risk-based Submission Management Approach

Reactive ad hoc solutions just do not provide a strong enough systemic approach in mitigating risks. Risks can only be minimized if we have total understanding of our goals, our responsibilities and our duties to perform the task at hand. Only a well founded and properly implemented management approach can provide a measure of confidence […]

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