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Dr. Irfan Hyder
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Why Educational Experiments are "Doomed" to Succeed?
It is often said that all educational experiments are doomed to succeed [1]. Here is my different take on this from the perspective of an educational reformer and educational leader. There are tons of methodologies, experiments, strategies and their resourc...

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Sincerity and Character in Government: Lessons Learned from Memoirs of Irtiqa Zaidi
I felt honored when I was asked to review the book of memoirs of Mr Irtiqa Zaidi that is about to go into publication. The book is exciting, enjoying, and often a thrilling account of his photographic memory of the events spanning the expanse from his child...

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How to be a Change Agent in Government: Memoirs of Irtiqa Zaidi
I felt honored and privileged to be asked to review the book of memoirs of Mr Irtiqa Zaidi that is about to go into publication. It is an exciting, enjoying, and often a thrilling account of his photographic memory of the events spanning the expanse from hi...

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At What Cost! Why Research on Economic Costs of Faulty Political Decisions
Political discourse in Pakistan is punctuated with allegations and counter allegations without a formal study of the economic implications of the various decisions that have been rocking the country from as early as 1950s. The series of posts in this thread...

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Connecting vs Disconnecting with Relations- Sila e Rahmi vs Qata e Rahmi
Over the last few years, misconceptions regarding disconnecting from the relations (relatives, neighbors, colleagues) seem to be spreading. Disconnecting from relatives and relations is not a part of our culture or tradition. Our guidance has been to mend f...

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Essence of why students drop out from universities

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A Child's Need for his Mother's Motherhood vs Teacher-hood
I am forced to write this post as I increasingly encounter cases upon cases of children with shattered confidence, broken personality and with severe personality issues and most of them emanating from the tremendous desire of the mother to relinquish her "m...

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Distorting History through Today's Prejudices: Taj Mahal
I often see people looking at history using today's prejudices and lenses. History can not be seen in the light of our current preferences and current philosophies. History has to be evaluated in the context of the prevalent norms and challenges of that day...

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Dr Wahab and IBA of 1980s and 1990s
Dr Wahab went to meet his creator on Sep 6, 2016 morning, inna lillah we wa inna ilaihi rajioon. The news brought to my mind several memories from my association with IBA first as an MBA student from 1985 to 1987, and then during my stint as a faculty membe...

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Dave Ulrich and Leadership for the Youth
On Wednesday I had the pleasure of attending a workshop on leadership at Karachi Marriott by Dave Ulrich, who is considered as the father of modern Human Resource Management. Ulrich is a professor at the University of Michigan and a consultant to top compan...
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