December 18, 2020

Iran’s Presidential Election 2021 & Country’s Tech Startups

Iran's election and startups are co-related. In this note, we'll predict some of the characterstics of the community in future.
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November 18, 2020

Organizational Transformation: A Quick Guide To Change An Organization

70% of large scale transformations fail. The reason is business leaders don't know how to Implement an organizational transformation.
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May 2, 2020

Leadership Versus Management – Which One Is Better?

We are in a time that leadership sells and management sucks. But in reality, Management and Leadership are two roles that can fit in one person.
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April 26, 2020

Do You Know What You Are Selling, Really?

If I were to ask you what you are selling, you’d reply immediately with the name of your products, services, or perhaps your ideas. Yet according to Forbes, three top reasons why 8 out of 10 business fail, are “not being in touch with customers,” “lack of…
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April 21, 2020

Why You Shouldn’t Protect Your Business Model in Times of Crisis

The word-wide COVID-19 situation ignited this article. Right after the first waves of its news, we at the Oppmakr Institutecreated a war room for our partners and clients to respond to the imminent crisis. I have always been a fan of pragmatism, which required me to…
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March 19, 2020

Need New Year’s Motivation? Here Are 7 TEDTalks for You

To begin the Iranian news year, Nowruz, I have made this playlist of my favorite content —TEDTalks, to provide you with your new year's motivation.
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March 14, 2018

Change Management Tool: Reza Ghiabi’s 8 Tools to Create Change and Manage it

The following 8 change management tool s will help you to rethink tools in a more structured way. We are all changing, whether we refuse, tolerate or embrace it. —Reza Ghiabi Getting closer to Norouz—the Persian New Year, got me thinking about what is your strategy…
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December 25, 2017

How Adventurers and Entrepreneurs Dance: The Story of Tehran Travel Show

Adventurers and entrepreneurs experience the same journey! What would be the outcome of an entrepreneur and a Guinness record holder adventurer? Fun, hard work, and impact. I’m writing this article because we have just finished organizing the first but not the last Tehran Travel Show event…
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September 5, 2017

Doing Business in IRAN? Here are 7 Things You Need to Know

Iran is indeed among the most attractive and high potential markets of the world. But doing business in Iran is not that easy. It takes a lot of effort for foreign businesses to understand the eco-cultural climate of the country in order to unfold its…
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August 21, 2019

There Are No Shortcuts in life, Deal with it!

From success to marriage, we are in a constant search for shortcuts. We are in praise of those who made it fast. This craving can be an internation danger!
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June 8, 2017

SWOT Analysis of Iran Startup Ecosystem

Inspired by Simon Sinek's Golden Circle, in my talk and the I presented how to build a Golden Brand for startups and other organizations. The following slides includes parts of the talk. I have added some orange boxes and notes to describe the illustrations. The…
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May 8, 2017

Iran Startup Ecosystem is Changing the Dynamics of The Country’s Economy

In the past month, my colleague Yasaman Dadfar and I did our usual seasonal Iran startup ecosystem review at SWPars Ventures which led to this article. This article refers to the current startup situation of Iran, nearly 2 months before the 2017 presidential elections. According…
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