So the right recipe for success is?

The prefect business success formula has not been discovered yet. The proof is that business consultants, gurus, entrepreneurship mentors are all still doing great business. Is following your passion key to success? I know many examples where people are doing great businesses without a single bit of passion. And I also know people who are…

We are all blinds

Well not in literal meanings. We are all blind in the sense that we cannot see all the things that do not have relevance to us or don’t matter right now. We very precisely ignore them as if we have not seen them. This capability of ignoring things of our brains is very important for…

Fake degrees by Axact and other universities

There are two kind of fake degrees; the ‘real’ fake degree and the fake ‘real’ degree. You open a company similar to ‘AXACT’, hire sales people, ‘create’ 30 universities on a ‘server’ and start issuing degrees. Bad idea. This is ‘real’ fake degree. You ‘open’ a university in a small place, hire teachers who know…

When you are a fraud

There are two reason you may consider yourself a fraud of some sort in the honest moments of solitude: Your employers or customers keep telling you that you are not good for a justified reason (see below). You honestly don’t think yourself as competent enough for all the success you have so far. Ok, employers…

An outsider’s view into our lives

An outsider’s view important into our lives is important. The natural mental bias of our brain, based upon past experiences and emotions, makes us love what we already love and hate  what we already hate. The zealous supporters of any religious sect or a political party are one example of this phenomenon. Deceiving ourselves with our…

Addressing the public without bullet proof shields

This terrace in Lahore fort is the place where mughal emperors came to address the general public. The second photo shows the lawns where public gathered to have a glimpse of the kings as well as listen to them. Good old days. No bullet proof shields were needed, no bomb disposal squads, no sniffer dogs…

Your online audios

Online videos and audios offer great potential for teaching, marketing or promoting your cause. With passage of time things are getting easier and easier for people who want to harness the power of audio and video on the web. Few months ago I discovered audioboom.com which is a service to record, upload and share any…

Video recording

There was no update on this blog since January 2014 and for the right reasons. Here is what kept me busy. By the end of last year I had started experimenting with audio recording of some thing useful. These audio recording were posted to http://soundcloud.com/armaghansaqib and were mostly on business and self-help topics. With the feedback…

Your chance to learn, contribute and network with businesses in Lahore

Test Video from Armaghan Saqib on Vimeo. Dear friends, If you are related to information technology or digital media in one way or other, then I invite you to join “Standing Committee on IT” at Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI). The only qualification / criteria is interest in some interesting and volunteer work…

How to collect payments on your website or mobile from your customers

Monet (monet-online.com) enables small businesses to collect payments from their customers effortlessly through an off-line facility, mobile or website. Processing website payments for small business owners is one of their many service offerings. This service aims to make it easy for small businesses to sell goods and collect payment through their online websites or stores….