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Zulfiqar Shah
Peshawar, Pakistan
I call myself an observer. I observe people, culture, education and society
Interests: Blogging, Speaking
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Of all the things in life, here are some that i find the most boring, you do not have to agree but these really are; here is the list of boring events/things; Pitching your product/service to a customer about which you yourself are not convinced to be a good product... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2017 at Zulfiqar Shah's blog
Boring Teacher If there is a heaven promised to the pious, there must be an equivalent reward promised to those who go through a boring class undamaged and come out strong and more determined. There are a few ways you can survive a boring class; Think about good times ...... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2017 at Zulfiqar Shah's blog
Famous selling dialogues are important part of Pakistani markets. You go to local Anarkali bazar, or Karkhano of Peshawar, shopkeepers have a norm of negotiation and these dialogues make a good part of those negotiations... some of these dialogues have prevailed extensively ... here is the list: Fixed Price hai... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2017 at Zulfiqar Shah's blog
Appreciation means "a thankful recognition"... Here is what that word "appreciation" can do to all of us ... a little appreciation can help when time is tough a little appreciation can bring smiles a little appreciation takes less time but affects everytime a little appreciation can change that hard stance... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2017 at Zulfiqar Shah's blog
Research says, by default option can help you a lot in regulations. Make something as "Default" and you drastically increase its adaptability. Go to the bank for opening an account, and the default option that you get is ATM and Credit card. You can opt out of it but if... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2017 at Zulfiqar Shah's blog
I work in FMCG sector, a multinational company (Sales department). Its one of the most abundant sector in the whole business world. Pakistan fortunately has attracted some very nice companies in this sector from across the world, including Nestle, Coca Cola, Mondelez and many more. The most common department in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2017 at Zulfiqar Shah's blog
Its really unfair to discuss all the serious stuff in life and ignore the lighter side… Here are all the means that have been generated by some dudes interested in promotion. Here is the list: Flatter your boss until he gets tired of your flattery… Dog licking type. Laugh at... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2017 at Zulfiqar Shah's blog
I am driving at 80 km/h and the road sign says you should drive at 40 km/h. I dont realize it until traffic warden stops me and asks me for the driving license and registration book... I being a noble and very innocent citizen with both driving license and registration... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2017 at Zulfiqar Shah's blog
I work in Sales and especially in FMCG. Here is how a typical sales life looks like; My usual day starts unlike any other day because each day is different. The best you can do is to make a plan for everyday that provides for uncertain situations and their solutions.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2017 at Zulfiqar Shah's blog
I can share everything but: There comes a limitation to generosity. Keeping the best story for a specific time. Keeping the best joke for a specific gathering. Singing the song only when asked to and that by a very special person. Not performing the best until requested by higher management.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2017 at Zulfiqar Shah's blog
Most of the time what is generally considered to be truth needs to be reconsidered. consider the following; 1) Americans are against Pakistanis and they have introduced Polio vaccination to increase infertility in Pakistanis 2) If you are Sunni you are better than Shia and vice versa 3) Pakistan has... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2017 at Zulfiqar Shah's blog
This was not an unusual movie dialogue. The Lawyer Amrish Puri comes out of his white mercedes on the rainy night, for an off the record meeting with Sunny Deol and to scare the great Sunny. In this chat, Sunny, a rough and tough young hero smoking a cigarette (the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2017 at Zulfiqar Shah's blog
Just because somebody did it that way... Right in the middle of Peshawar is a market where the major beverage (cold/soft drinks) bulk-sellers do their business. Most of these businessmen do multi-million rupees transactions daily. Profitability and high demand of beverages makes it an attractive business opportunity. This market of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2017 at Zulfiqar Shah's blog
The internet states the beauty industry to be around $11 billion (Skin care US statistic). What makes it more fascinating is the expected growth of this industry and what people can do to bring out what they really are not. The object of beauty cream industry (mostly) is woman. Let’s... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2017 at Zulfiqar Shah's blog
she was sitting on the stage in a little awkward manner for an eastern classical singer. This stage was the only earning source for her. She had been there for more than twenty years, singing to numerous audiences that had grown with her. it was as if the doors for... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2016 at Zulfiqar Shah's blog
my friend is a great observer. He is a rough party boy and enjoys being with friends. "one thing that i observed is", he says, "that most people like to get overwhelmed by drugs. It seems all they want is to get drunk. I mean, they smell it and they... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2016 at Zulfiqar Shah's blog
Uncertain job environment and certain mistakes of orthodox minds. How about a guy who came to the organization in his youth. This guy came as Clerk and spent 20 years on that position. His first 10 years were spent learning, and later 10 automating his activities. A sip of tea... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2016 at Zulfiqar Shah's blog
systems are put in place to guard against common errors, and uncertainties. but there are also situations where you find 'system errors'. consider the following; "My friend works in a big company. he got transferred from one city to another. as per policy the company had to provide for the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2016 at Zulfiqar Shah's blog
the most difficult part of everything is not the obvious one. Ask a businessman about the most difficult part of his work and he will tell you its not the worry of customers but the everyday patience required to see a business grow gradually. the most difficult step in creative... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2016 at Zulfiqar Shah's blog
"Lucky" is a misconception. In every day life LUCKY is the excuse of a poor performer towards the higher performer. Luck is not the attribute of special but a daily blessing that we all have. Here is how some people define it, luck is; To have a mentor. No one... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2016 at Zulfiqar Shah's blog
2016 it is.... An year passing by again... There are some new year resolutions and some old year regrets. A general review of 2015 is as follows; You had a few hardships at the year start that have mitigated by now... time heals Some ideas popped in your head and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2015 at Zulfiqar Shah's blog
Prescript: its not a tech blog and the post is not about technology. the cars run on petrol/diesel. For close to 100 years we never had a faint idea about cars running successfully on something other than gasoline. the experts said, "the engine can never run on something other than... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2015 at Zulfiqar Shah's blog
People come in many sizes and types. a couple of them have been explained here. Some people share the traits of a cat (C Type). Reserved and self indulged. a "Touch Me Not" type. You find these people as your friends and colleagues. The ones who will get the front... Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2015 at Zulfiqar Shah's blog
'Freedom of choice', once a rusty word has now a common usage. In one of the most uncommon cases, we have seen it influencing roots of our society. the case is as follows; "When we are done with all the problems of poverty, war, nuclear weapons, diseases and energy crisis... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2015 at Zulfiqar Shah's blog
sitting in the middle of a busy footpath, she was dressed in rags with a kid in her lap seeking her attention. looking at the approaching man in a good dressing she started wailing and crying, asking for change (cash). That man had a difficult time ignoring and so the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2015 at Zulfiqar Shah's blog