Why do we need to understand people? By Suf Alkhaldi

As an avid reader of Quora, I sometimes find very intriguing questions, so appealing that I am the first one to read them.  One of these questions is why it is important to have the skill to understand people.  Understanding people creates new meaning in our lives. It puts our previous perceptions and our own biases… Read More

A resolution: The decision to be happy by Suf Alkhadi

Every year I spend some time to write down my resolution for the year.  Most of the time, I achieve 80% of what I write down.  This year, I will share one resolution with my readers: I decided to have deliberate happy days at least one day per week. The power to decide to be happy One of my resolutions… Read More

Don’t follow Steve Jobs’ management style by Suf Alkhaldi

After the splash achievement of Apple in producing outstanding products, we have to wonder if the success of Apple is related to Steve Jobs’ leadership and management style or if it is related to something else.  There is no doubt that Steve Jobs was a pioneering giant.  His perception and his vision were unparalleled.  Tim… Read More

Lessons in humility and charity: How much money it cost to have lunch with Warren Buffett this year, 2015? by Suf Alkhaldi

Going to Warren Buffett’s Shareholders’ meeting in Omaha, Nebraska to celebrate the 50 years of profitable Partnership of Berkshire Hathaway Inc was a life changing event for me. It opened my eyes to another world, a world that was magical, filled with wisdom. I had read many books about finance, but I avoided reading about Buffett.… Read More

The Science of “Choking” and the End of Freezing Under Pressure by Suf Alkhaldi

Have you ever studied very hard for an exam and when the time came for taking the exam, you completely failed?  If you said yes, you are not alone. This phenomenon of failing under pressure is also found in sports . The loss is accompanied by misery and total defeat. For example, a boxer or… Read More

Changing the conventional wisdom by Suf Alkhaldi

After I wrote several posts in my blog, my son’s girlfriend sent me a text message suggesting that I would enjoy Freakonomics radio — thank you Brighid.  The first segment I listened to featured asking several prominent people about concepts which should die or be retired. The topic fascinated me. I decided to change it to… Read More

Mixing what you love with what you hate to achieve your goal by Suf Alkhaldi

Occasionally, people ask me about what motivated me, and when did I start thinking about graduate school.  This question comes up whenever I deliver talks for school career days or at conferences.  At scientific conferences, graduate students are the most curious ones.  This post will shed some light on my answers. What I love  Science… Read More