Recently, I had one of the best experiences of my opportunity making adventure – I got interviewed by Azita Houshiar, the founder and host of Fig & Quince Blog and talk show. Here is how Azita describes Fig & Quince: “My cozy little Iranian-American corner of the Internet where I tell stories and wax poetic about Persian food and the people and culture of Iran“. She says “Food is the edible expression of a culture! And Iranian food is poetic, captivating, and enchantingly delicious!”.
Azita Houshiar is as down to earth and kind as she sounds on her programs. She was very welcoming and spoke highly of me, which was humbling. We talked about how food can gather people, create good memories, and build trust!
To listen to the interview, click below:
Real Estates market have always been one of the most important and most challenging economic infrastructures of Iran. The market attracted a big portion of investment and financial cycle of the Iran economy and are in hands of real estates agencies and agents.
Nowadays, pioneer Iran real estates agents and agencies are rushing toward IT intelligent systems. That said, it seems that there is a long way to establish a real intelligent approach to this industry.
Previously in an interview with Agahan Amlak magazine —an exclusive journal of real estate marketing in Iran, I argued that the vast majority of Iran real estate agents are unaware of their potential to help people make decisions. Following my series of ideas to empower Iran real estates agents, this time the magazine hosted a deep conversation between me and Dr. Hooman Tasdighi at Industrial Management Institute of Iran to explore how real estate industry can leverage Business Intelligence. Dr. Tasdighi is one of the greatest consultants of Iran specially when it comes to Business Intelligence. I had the pleasure of participating in his class in MBA days where I learned “all models are wrong but some of them are useful”.
Read the conversation in Farsi here:
You can also download the full issue here.
In September 2015, I had a short TV interview at Vachar program on Bazar TV channel. The interview mostly was about different types of work I do. They also asked about TED and TEDxTehran. Below you can watch the interview in Farsi:
“If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it”, was the first sentence I replied to Ario Sadr —a veteran real estate agent of north of Tehran, when he was asking about Iranian real estate market. Agahan Amlak magazine is an exclusive journal of real estate marketing and the most reliable source of real estate market in Iran.
The magazine arranged a very challenging Q&A between me and Aryo, so that we put management principals into the real world of Iran market. During the interview/talk, we challenged about Iran real estate market as well as it’s opportunities and threats. Addressing Iranian real estate agents and agencies, I successfully argued that Iranian market thrives for “real consultants” rather than quick introducers as agents. I also introduced some managerial concepts for agencies and agents to use in their journey of being a level 2.0 brokers.
Read the Q&A in Farsi here:
You can also download the full issue here.
Last month I had the opportunity to share with the audience of MITM G-27 seminar the platform of thinking I use when I help creating an organization, branding a startup or a company. The seminar was held at the amazing Industrial Management Institute (IMI) at Tehran, Iran. The audience of the MITM seasonal conference are mostly MBA students and graduates as well as CXOs of the IT driven companies of Iran. Tadbir Magazine —an initiative of IMI, considered as one of the most influential management publications of Iran, published an exclusive report of my talk including the talk’s brief idea. Read it here (in Farsi):
To see the presentation and contents of my talk visit here.
Keyvan Noghrehkaar interviewed me about digital publishing this month on Radio Farhang. In the series, we talked about business models Iranian publishers can use to digitalize their businesses. We also turned to the book reader and leveraged biology on how they can make the habit of reading books stick.
There’s a pretty good chance that if you’re in the startup ecosystem, the opportunity to participate in a Startup Weekend will come your way. At some point, it may be by invitation to be a mentor. By definition, “Startup Weekends are 54-hour events where developers, designers, marketers, product managers and startup enthusiasts come together to share ideas, form teams, build products, and launch startups!”
I had the pleasure of mentoring in a few Startup Weekends in Tehran including Startup Weekend KNTU. During the event, Digiato reporter Emad Saedi and I had a great conversation on Iranian Startup Community. You can read the interview in Farsi below.
About a month ago I had the pleasure to be interviewed by Tadbir Magazine of Industrial Management Institute. As an Opportunity Maker I shared my views on Opportunities Making in Iran. The reporter also asked me (as a part of TEDxTehran organizing team) specific questions about TED, TEDx and TEDxTehran.
Since 1990, Tadbir is the most influential magazine in Iran with focus on Management. The target group of the magazine are mostly Iranian managers, industrial experts and consultants.
Below you can read the interview in Farsi.