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Just arrived in Japan after a visit to Chicago, Dubai and Singpore - three major hub cities. It was interesting to contrast them. Obviously, Chicago isn't a hub in the same way as Dubai and Singapore are hubs, but there...
When I wrote my post about Dubai bashing, I was responding mostly to email and twitters from friends who had read the New York Times article and others asking me, "Are you alright in Dubai? I hear there are cockroaches...
I wasn't going to write a blog post until I had more experience, but I reached the limit of what I can say in 140 character Twitter responses. Everyone has been sending me links to the Guardian article and...
As I read The Black Swan by Nassim Nicholas Taleb and a draft of Joshua Ramo's new book, I notice a common theme in many of the good books that I'm reading. Most significant events are not predictable. "Education" and...
As of December 30, 2008, I am a legal resident of Dubai, UAE. When Della Van Heyst invited me to a conference in Bahrain in 2007, I decided to go because I had never really been to the Middle East...
Ambassador Hatano and me Just finished a trip to Abu Dhabi and Dubai to attend and speak at the Electronic Media conference organized by the Higher Colleges of Technology. (Conference program) The request came through Ambassador Hatano and the...
I just got back from my second trip to Dubai. (Flickr Set) I first visited Dubai (Flickr Set) with Jay Dvivedi and Mr. Yashiro after our trip to Bahrain (Flickr Set) in December 2007. The Bahrain trip was to...
I'm in Dubai messing around with Fotonauts. Fotonauts is still in beta, but we just "opened up" the widget part. Here's a widget of a Dubai album I'm working on. You can click on the CC icon to get to...