التعليم في وطني .. اليوم وليس غدا ..

في وطني الاردن يوجد من العقول أعداد مهوولة من المدرسين والخريجين من طلبة الجامعات والمعاهد المهنية … يوجد عدد مهوول يتزايد يوميا من اصحاب المشاريع الناشئة … يوجد عدد مهوول ممن يريدون الاصلاح الحقيقي … لكن ينقص آلية المساعدة لكل هؤلاء للوصول الى الكفاءة المطلوبة ابتداء من بناء معلومات صلبة لديهم من الصغر … نحتاج اكثر من اي وقت للكفاءة التي تصعد بالاردن لان ينافس المستوى العالمي ويتمكن في اقرب وقت ممكن من يتجاوز بالانجازات المحتلين بجانبنا ممن يتميزون على صغر حجمهم بتطوير الشركات الناشئة وايجاد بيئة خصبة ليتم بيع هذه الشركات ؛ تصدير خبراتها ؛ ويستفيد افرادها وولعلم فهي تعتبر اكبر المصدرين للشركات الناشئة وللاسف تفوقوا علينا عسكريا ؛ علما ؛ بالاضافة الئ اغتصابهم ارض الامجاد والاجداد وباذن الله الاحفاد فلسطين …

مشكلة الجودة والكفاءات تحتاج كخطوة اولى الى وزير تعليم ناجح ومحنك ينقل التعليم في الاردن لأعلى المستويات من الناحية العملية والتطبيقية … ويتم وضع خطوط تفصيلية لكيفية نقل الجامعات والمدارس لارقى المستويات وتسويق الاردن على انها مستودع للادمغة “العملية” ذات الكفؤ سواء كانت من الطلبة ؛ المعلمين ؛ الاداريين ؛ المادة التعليمية ؛ الابحاث العلمية ؛ المشاريع الناشئة والمختبرات والمعاهد التعليمية … يتحمل كل من يقود هذا الوطن هذه مسؤولية نهضة البيئة التعليمية وعلى رأسهم الملك عبدالله لانفراده في سلطة تعيين رئيس للوزراء وتكليفه بتعيين وزير تعليم ناجح … ويتولى كافة رئساء الجامعات المسؤولية اتجاه عدم احتلال الاردن مركزا رياديا في التعليم عالميا وليس عربيا وتمكن جامعتاه من الوصول لافضل خمسين او عشرين او اذا كنا نتطلع العلا فتمكنها من احتلال احد افضل العشر جامعات في العالم … ولنتذكر ان الطالب و اهله هو الذي يصرف على الدولة وليس العكس ومن حقه وجود جودة عالية في الهيئة التدريسية ترقى بالاردن لاعلى المستويات ……… من حق اي شخص يتم خصم دينار منه شهريا وسنويا لدعم الجامعات ان يطالب بهذا الحق…

الخلاصة لا يمكن تحقيق الدولة المدنية ؛ النهضة ؛ والعلي الا اذا استطعنا انتاج كفاءات حقيقية عن طريق تطوير كافة مراحل التعليم والرقي به لاعلى المستويات العالمية الان وليس غدا ….. يتطلب هذا تعيين وزير تعليم شاب ذو خبرة عملية وتطبيقية وليست فقط ادارية ليس محسوب على عائلة وغيره ولديه خطة عملية لا تحتاج الى نظريات فيتاغورس ليتم تطبيقها … يتحمل مسؤولية التعيين كدرجة اولى رئيس وزراء ذا كفاءة عالية ايضا وخبرة عملية ايضا وليس فقط ابن للعوائل الغنية والقبلية الاثرية … يجب تعيينه وعزله بناء على النتائج والتقييم المحلي وليس على ما يتم نشره في الجرائد المدفوع لها والشعارات والاخبار التي قسمت ظهر البعير من كثرتها …

كل من في الخارج ومن في الداخل يتحمل مسؤولية اتجاه وطنه وترويجه على انه يصدر ارقى وانبغ وارقى العقول للخارج والداخل .. نتحمل مسؤولية لمحاسبة كل القيادات من اعلاها لاسفلها في تأخرنا للمنافسة على المستوى العالمي في كافة المجالات … علينا التخلص سريعا من كل العقول والادارات الهرمة خصوصا في جامعتانا من الهيئات التعليمية الذي يمضي عليه قرون وهي ماتزال مقتنعة ان زمن الستينات والعلم الذي اصبح تاريخا ما زال يجب ان يدرس ؛ يجب طردهم وتغريمهم مسؤولية تواجد خرجين لا يفقه مما تعلم شيئا ومن يوظف اليوم خريجين جدد يعي ما أقول ……… شخصيا مررت باسوأ تجربة في التاريخ في جامعاتنا في تخصص علم الحاسوب حين كان معدلي ٩٨.٦ يوما في الجامعة .. وكانت عقدتي رئيس جامعة لم يوما يتحدث معي ويسالني كالطالب الاول على جامعته وليس فقط كلية علم الحاسوب ؛ ماذا يجب ان يتطور وابن التقصير لنعالجه ؟ والدي كان غير مقتنع اني الاول لان جامعة الزيتونة لا تملك الوقت الكافي لتتصل به وتخبره وتبشره وتشكره واكتفى رئيس الجامعة في حينها بالرد علي “بكفيك الخصم اللي بجيك” … عميد كلية التكنولوجيا منع الانترنت بحجة حسب قوله عندما كنت اطالب بالانترنت للطلبة “بديش افتحها منت شايف اخلاق الطلاب بدك ياهم يفتحولي مواقع زفت واتورط بمشاكل مالها اول ولا آخر” .. بالمناسبة كان العميد برفيسور في الحلول الامنية ….. الطلبة كانت لي مشاكل معهم في قضية “ليه بتحب تسأل وتحرج الدكتور” والسبب اكيد لانه كنت افتقر لوجود طلبة ينبع لديهم حب التخصص وحب التعلم والمنافسة … كانت جامعتي عادية الهيئة التعليمية اقل من عادية اداريا وتملك قدرات وخيرات جدا عادية الا من رحم ربي وهم معدودين عالاصابع ولا يعني ذلك ان خبرتهم تنافس هؤلاء في هارفرد مثلا ……..

خلاصة الخلاصة ::::: يجب تطوير التعليم في كافة المستويات ؛ يجب تطويره في كل المدن والقرى اليوم وليس غدا ويتطلب ذلك الى رجل/امرأة شباب قياديين من يقعد بالتعليم نحو نهضة جذرية اليوم وليس غدا وبذلك يكون قد قدم لوطنه واخذ الى قبره ما يفتخر به يوم العرض وللحساب على علم في ما انفقه ….. اليوم وليس غدا نحتاج الى الاصلاح والتغيير … اليوم يا ملك الاردن ويا اصحاب المعالي وليس غدا …..

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Realize your life ..

 

We all need to change, STOP touching our smart devices during family and friends gathering times. STOP thinking about our work, our What’s App messages, Emails, Tweets and FB updates, STOP and switch to realize the beauty of our life shaped in our beloved ones’ eyes and activities .. I personally need to change as I don’t recall ever that those extra hours of non-sleeping because of refreshing my sales tools, doing others Job as usual, going after dreams of gold will be discovered this quarter with customers or following up on my unread 50 daily emails helped me at anything other than burning my passion and eagerness to achieve more. In fact, it did add one mega-byte to my performance specially when I realized that no one dare to know or ask in case you are doing this every single day for the last 365 days in 2012. Let me admit this, in my last job I “thought” I had to follow up on some unfinished important work related stuff and as my wedding meant to happen during the closing time of the first quarter of the year, I allowed myself  to go and check my email daily bases rather than just wipe away all that headache and stay warmed in the arms of my angel and just relax in the wonderful Thailand green mountains. Yes I enjoyed myself so much back then but I just feel that some scenes passed incomplete because of me. I still remember when I went back to work and finished that year, non appreciated that I was hard worker and never slept on delivering what I should deliver on time with no delay. Some dirty little bugs found but can’t last in every company on earth back then delivered a message that the delay of some stuff was because he was busy and off during his 2 weeks wedding followed immediately by one week after his mom death and then entered a mood of not working or following up on deadlines. Yup, I recall that those 3 weeks were paid vacations. In fact, I remember those were the first 3 weeks official paid vacations in more than 2 years if not even more. Going back to our centric discussion those non-stop working times didn’t change anything, didn’t improve my salary, job level, appreciation awards, Zero but this self-satisfaction actually prevented me from realizing so much wonderful stuff around me found in my beloved ones, maybe sometimes I regret that working those extra hours prevented me from staying more with my mom and I miss her too much for that.

I read once about those high-performers, the common theme and rocket reason of their success (after God welling) is around their ability to create and operate different time-zones during their day (Zone for God, Zone for joy, Zone for kids, Zone for Love, Zone for friends, Zone for Work, Zone for readings, Zone for practicing, etc ..)

So now, I will try to switch off this laptop to my zone of love .. If you are reading this post then make sure you enjoy the day with your beloved ones … Nothing worth it after all ..

Trust me in this, take your family, your loved ones out, look at their laughs and enjoy the rest of whatever remain of your 2013 first day next to them. Apparently, you will find just like I will do, many amazing things in our life still unrealized and as the video above said, sometimes we need to disconnect to connect.

I learned this Friday …

I learned about who fake the truth, cheat, unfairly operate and work against the value and trust of his/her people, family, customers and students will get punished sooner what he/she thinks. The power of knowledge can’t be underestimated and this universe run since it was created in a formula that circulate days and events .. Any fool like that must remember, what goes around comes around.

Beloved Historical Amman … is getting older

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If I asked you, what is the first word that comes to your mind when you look at an old mother ? … Tired.

Amman is so much different this time, a clear sign into lower performance by the government is present all over the place. Many streets need cleaning, many city standards been dismissed, consumer demand is much lower than ever and I don’t recall meeting anyone with a feedback equals not to frustration.

As always, the situation goes back to the government optimization that require major improvement and hierarchy restructure (something the new government promised to address), please treat anything I post here as my pure personal opinion. The economy difficulties impacted the overall performance but I’m a big believer that a proper recovery plan could lower this impact and open a new channels for businesses. Look into how the origin of many of Amman’s mega projects and you will understand what I mean by a recovery plan. 

In a clear side, the city is so much crowded and I felt this while driving around the area. If there is a city on this planet that own a big piece of my heart, it is Amman. I believe in the workforce capacity, I believe into the people desire for a positive change and most importantly I believe King Abdullah II should (if not must as per the street readings) be more transparent and meet the people himself on TV and explain the situation and his plan for recovery. 

If you go outside Amman, e.g. Zarqa, the situation is even worse. The city is completely unorganized (It wasn’t ever organized anyway) but that again reflect that no crystal change been made on hiring the right leaders to do the very needed change.

5 things I keep thinking that will revive the economy in Amman:

  • Government restructure is much needed to optimize Opex and lower as much possible Capex.
  • Forcing automation on all levels and a revisit for the e-government must happen as fast as yesterday.
  • Design clear milestones for Performance Recovery, share all the metrics with the people and let them audit themselves the performance
  • Outsource minds and build a key initiatives with Gulf to export workforce. This will be painful but it will lower the frustration and will increase consumer demand.
  • Invest more and more on entrepreneurship and start-ups programs starting from Universities. 

My heart is dedicated to serve Kuwait now but I still and will always have responsibility to help my country, the How is what makes my mind busy now. I remember always words came from a great leader in the company I work for now and he might visit this post “Whatever happens and where-ever you land, don’t forget your home country Jordan”.

Good Morning Kuwait

Today marks 1 year and 5 months since I came to Kuwait. If anything made me attached to this place then it is for sure the gulf sea view. It brings to your attention peace and huge potential this country deserve to achieve.

I will be posting in the near future my honest thoughts around areas of improvement that could nationally impact people’s lives here while launching new ways of investments vs petrol. Kuwaitis are generous by nature and there is no doubts that they are eager to make this place one of the best places for living ever.

I know for a fact the Iraq invasion delayed the country and might be Kuwait changed in so many ways to become behind the gulf development after they gain their freedom back in the 90s. It is known that Kuwait used to be the most developed country in the region before then. Despite the political situation, I have all faith the gold age can return with desire, defining clear goals and solid policies, less-talk but more-do and most importantly quick results-oriented execution. I still believe as well that current challenges remain hidden between tiny details as some of the consulting firms are not doing their job properly nor the document lifecycle and tendering policies are opening opportunities for international companies to prime and deliver the quality of work needed. I witnessed myself how going cheap resulted in a complete organizational damage that require years of recovery. This brings back the need for a solid firm to monitor the quality of execution and most importantly to be privatized for the sake of transparent feedback that require an additional step of surveying citizens and residents.

i strongly believe that Kuwait is ahead of a bright future (must say here – Inshalla). Though, this all depend on the surrounding circumstances as the world economy is massively expected to collapse again in the next few months.

I love the country and will continue to give as much loyalty possible as this is the only reason why I loved this morning and the same exact reason why i love to go to work everyday.

MZayed

Talia Mohammed Zayed

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Talia is the joy and happiness of my life .. She is one month and 4 days old now .. It has been as well 20 days and I didn’t see Talia as she is with the love of my life “Lina” back in Jordan, spending her maternity leave next to my mother-in-low and family.

The Smile and Joy Talia brought to my life need a lifetime to get explained. God creation for me is recognized through her smile. I miss her, I miss her mom and can’t wait for next Thursday to hold them back in my arms.

Refreshing your skills is the first step to get a new Job

Open and Transparent letter,

imageFor me, it is very weird when people are specialized in a certain technology and don’t bother themselves reading about the new releases of that technology .. I see this example often and this is happened when someone who claim to be a SharePoint resource came asking for a new Job while he/she has no clue about what SharePoint 2013 is all about though they know (and
i don’t care if he/she do) the names of every single artist in #MBCVoice as i insist usually to ask to check if he/she has time to read. In fact, he/she was surprised that MS "always makes us busy by releasing new versions !!" while the fact is MS do it every three years but sure i have been listening to this argument for the last 12 years, i call this simply "Lazy is Fluffing" …

This is a pure example of a person who don’t bother him/her self to READ, EXERCISE, READ, EXERCISE rather then saying, the economy is bad as it is hard to find job these days … This letter is not about SharePoint, Oracle, IBM or whatever, it is about "YOU" ..

For the sake of my blood pressure, don’t ever come back again to me please asking for any job references/recommendation unless you are sure that you are qualified for the job or at least confident that you want to improve and usually on purpose I ask you after two days like what I did with this person about the "minimum requirements of SharePoint 2013" .. Reading is one of the most essential steps to jump in your career, gain respect of the specialized community and be able to attract new career opportunities. Being up-to-date emphasizes that you are professional, eager and able to overachieve on your tasks … If you don’t love your job then please reconsider a change for the sake of your company/customers who are seeking your professionalism to be more productive ! …

Your brother who wants the best for you,
MZayed

From Windows 8 RC .. Hello World

Well, I’m excited about upgrading to Windows 8. Still getting used to the experience and I miss the window logo on the corner but overall the performance is a boast. Wonderful metro experience and certainly optimized for touch screens though I was able to do all the needed tasks using my mouse.
 
I believe its time for doing an App for Windows 8. Something relevant to Arab Market.
 

Microsoft Montage is Here !!

Microsoft has recently announced “Montage” in Le Web conference, one of the best e-magazine-like browsing/editing techniques you will ever experience in the web today (developed by FuseLabs):

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Montage is a shareable, personal, visual album of the web. You are able to design your personal Montage around a topic by adding content that pulls information from a variety of sources including, RSS feeds, Twitter, Bing News, YouTube, video and Bing Images. Your Montage is constantly evolving as you arrange each area with the content of your choice – which is easy, intuitive and fun; and can be on any topic from, movies, sports, to robots.

TRY IT OUT HERE !! WWW.MYMONTAGE.COM

Silverlight 5 is coming first half of 2011

Microsoft Silverlight is a powerful platform for creating and delivering rich Internet applications and media experiences on the Web. Silverlight 5 builds on the foundation of Silverlight 4 for building business applications, premium media applications and applications that reach beyond the browser. Silverlight 5 introduces more than 40 new features, including support for running Silverlight applications with desktop features in the browser, dramatic video quality and performance improvements, and features that improve developer productivity.

The Silverlight 5 beta will be available sometime in 2011 H1, and more information will be available at http://www.microsoft.com/silverlight/.

Watch the Silverlight 5 keynote

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