To two very special people, goodbye and thank you

To two very special people, goodbye and thank you

By Amir Farha … It is rare to come across people in your working life that end up having a significant impact on you and your future. When you do, you are profoundly lucky. The first person I came across was my manager, Olivier Hopkes, at my first job as a...
Another One Bites the Dust

Another One Bites the Dust

By Amir Farha … Remember 2015. Talabat gets acquired by Rocket Internet. At the time, this was the largest exit in the region at $170m. Run by one of the region’s brightest entrepreneurs, Mohammed Jaffar, Talabat was growing at > 100% year on year, and today...
Life Before Your Product

Life Before Your Product

By Sorusch Amiri … Last weekend, I went on a somewhat voluntary digital sabbatical. I was switching mobile phones and ended up selling my current phone before my new phone was going to arrive, which meant that I was going to be “phoneless” for about 24h. Most...