In order to successfully counter ISIS online recruitment, both the message and messenger should be of Sunni origin. It is the grassroots Sunni religious leadership not Western powers that can effectively articulate the threat that ISIS poses not only to people of the Middle East but also to Islam itself.
I turned my participation at the National Speakers Association convention into a hybrid getaway this summer. NSA was a transformative learning experience to help me grow my business and a wonderful way to enjoy the sights, sounds, and flavors of Washington, DC.
While it is easy to be caught off-guard when a child uses inappropriate language online, it is important for the parent to not overreact or belittle the child because the parent's response to the child's probably experimental rebellion may have a lasting impact on her. A warm and positive relationship with the child will induce her to seek the parent out for information and advice about words and behavior.
Sure, you can post about that amazing bowl of oatmeal you just ate. Who doesn't want to tap into your hands-on knowledge that 'raisins, not the brown sugar, really make the oatmeal *a meal*!' But after you've posted about your oatmeal, now what?
We were tired of seeing the stereotypes: helpless children sifting through garbage with distended bellies and flies in their eyes or bloodthirsty warlords toting AK-47s, and not much in between. We saw how these stereotypes hurt everyone.
Warren Buffett, Arianna Huffington, Bill Gates, and Richard Branson have built great companies. But the reason you know their names is because they also created great content, which developed their personal brands.
It all started out with that phone on your ear. A phone on your ear, oh my, what did you hear? I heard nothing with words, but saw quite a bit. I sa...
So you've created and developed an app that's now out there in the world. Congratulations! You're one of one million. You've told all your friends and family, the people you went to school with, your neighborhood and friends of friends about how it will change their lives so they'll download it.
Disruptive ideas. Innovation. Creativity. These buzz words drive the conversations in branding, business, visual design and the arts. And all three boil down to the same pressing question -- how do you create something new?
The next time you're thinking about how to best reach your customer. Take a look at how big brands are effectively using content marketing and the way they are presenting their message and how they use a specific writing style.
With the advent of Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (the holy trinity), and of course their handheld facilitator -- the smart phone, our lives, our relationships and the way we interact has totally transformed. Though, with each technological triumph are we becoming a better society?
By some estimates, Instagram is the fastest growing social network in the world, as well as the network with the most active user base. Taken together? That creates a major opportunity for business, brands and individuals to make their mark and connect with others in a fun, authentic way.
Mirshad had worked on one of Khalifeh's shows at Al Jadeed (New) TV where she said she detected his male chauvinist and traditional ideas towards women before he moved to MTV Lebanon to host another program.
This morning I read an on-line news headline: Miley Cyrus Posts Photo of Herself As Topless Pirate. I thought to myself, "If I die right now at this moment, the last thing I will have ever read was 'Miley Cyrus Posts Photo of Herself As Topless Pirate.'"
While there is disagreement about its numbers -- its own estimates of a million rides a day are disputed -- what is not in dispute is that Uber may have achieved the seemingly impossible: as a tech company in the business of consumer data collection, it has cracked the Chinese market.
A little over a year ago, I had somewhat of a meltdown. It wasn't the kind of meltdown that caused me to go into a depression or try to find myself in...