A recurrent theme of discussion in our region this era, is how best to have a positive impact on our society. While there are many noble initiatives, I believe that the most impactful are those that act as a “catalyst” for other great people in our society. And hence, the idea of this low-profit-company came by. These are my initial thoughts. Would appreciate the feedback.
I hope I can pursue this one day.
initial thoughts on a low profit company
The idea is simple:
One of the beauties of Arabic/Oriental music is that it’s collaborative and “inclusive”. The audience is expected to participate, for musicians to improvise, for people to sing along and react. A song is never played the same way twice. This is even nicer when you attend the after-party gathering of band members, where novices and amateurs are invited to play and improvise and try their singing with the pros.
Unfortunately, almost all modern Arabic music is a lot like Opera, or Chamber music, where people sit in rows and are expected to listen in complete silence.
As some of you know I love data analysis.
Finally, I can say I’ve found the best package to do data-analysis, visualize it, and share it very easily:
Check this app that took me 5 minutes to put together — it plots live data of Stock Options: https://arrabi.shinyapps.io/stockVis/
The package I love is called Suny Server from RStudio (http://shiny.rstudio.com/)
(amazing gallery: http://shiny.rstudio.com/gallery/)
It uses the OpenSource R data-analysis language, which has become the standard for scientific and open-source community in the past few years.
It creates a very simple and powerful Interactive Visualization layer.
Finally, the ShinyApps server allows…
Like many people around the world — I have more ideas than I can implement in a lifetime. I used to keep those in lists. But now, and inspired by Creative Commons and open source movements — I want to share them. I admit that most of these ideas are not real because they are simply not good enough. However, if somebody reads them and gets inspired even a bit, and enhances them to a point where they get implemented — I would be very very happy. This is the first in what I hope will be a series of…
Every other person on Quora question, including Marc Andreessen & Keith Rabois, and so many others, recommend 1 book for Peoples-Management:
Too bad the book is not on Audible. They released an Audio version of it on cassette in 1984, and I can’t find a digital copy of it :-) Here’s a summary of the book. (too bad getabstract.com doesn’t have an abstract of the book).
Originally published at www.muhammadarrabi.com on December 3, 2012.
I love this quote:
how lame Facebook sounded to me when I first heard about it. A site for college students to waste time? It seemed the perfect bad idea: a site (1) for a niche market (2) with no money (3) to do something that didn’t matter.
Originally published at www.muhammadarrabi.com on September 11, 2012.
I finished readingThe Startup of Youbook recently, written by Reid Hoffman (LInkedin cofounder) & Ben Casnoca. I thought I’d share few comments about it.
The book is great for those who want to enter the “Business World”:
- either fresh college graduates
- or technical people who want to make the jump to business roles
It gives a number of recommendations — that are frankly similar to a lot of other books. But the style is direct & clear, which makes for an easy reading.
The book has some interesting stories about birth of “Web 2.0" — namely thePaypal Mafia…
Two amazing articles that discuss the psychology of the psychologists who analyze Liberals & Conservatives. The articles provide an insight into how the two rival groups think and evaluate each other. Highly recommended reading:
The critique by Michael Sherman (shorter & to the point)
The original article by Dr Haidt (long & worth it)
the same link also has commentary by several scholars on this subject. Very interesting.
the question is: can we apply such analysis on the Jordanian political scene between Elitist, Tribal, Religious, & Progressive camps?
Originally published at www.muhammadarrabi.com on September 17, 2008.
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