Dear friends and family,
I’m in awe of your replies to my community letters. As you may already know, the purpose of these letters is to keep us informed of each other both in terms of the life ahead of us and the work we do.
While we are reaching to end of 2022, it’s that time of the year when we should take a moment and reflect on what we did and going to do. As an Iranian living inside the country, my family and I celebrate Nowruz as our new year, but with a vast network of friends living all over the world, the international new year is a big thing for me. Especially since it makes me nostalgic to remember the years we spend this time of the year in Europe back in my childhood.
I’m busy working with my clients in Belgium, Dubai and Iran. These diverse environments for innovations get’s me to think not only about the outcome of my endaviours, but also about the impact of my doings. Against all the challenges of working in Iran (you name it! devaluation of Iranian’s national currency, everchanging regulations, unclarity of the investments, etc.), the work someone does here is impactful. One small step you take toward an innovation system or better economy in Iran changes real lives. It is impactful. That’s what keeps me working. It is the impact of a project that also defines its outcome.
We also dedicated the next TEDxTehranSalon to “resistance.” Because it is essential to talk about change in a different way. We will discuss what needs to be done to see the big difference we hope to see.
To close this one, I asked my new AI friend ChatGPT what to wish for you! Here is her? answer:
At the end of the year, it is common to reflect on the past year and look forward to the new year. One way to express well-wishes for others at this time is to simply say “Happy New Year” or “Wishing you a happy and prosperous new year.” Some other options for expressing well-wishes might include “I hope the new year brings you joy, success, and all the good things you deserve.” “Wishing you a healthy and happy new year filled with love and laughter.” “May the new year bring you new opportunities and new adventures.” “Here’s to another year of growth, learning, and making wonderful memories together.” Ultimately, the best thing to wish for others is whatever you believe will bring them the most happiness and fulfillment.ChatGPT
So I wish you the best in the coming year!
My best as always,