Ashraf Farid had been happily teaching English until one day a student challenged him to ‘get a real job and prove he could make it outside the classroom’. He is currently a part of the Leaderonomics Editorial Team. His passion includes singing in the shower and fighting neighbourhood cats. During his free time he writes wicked bass lines he secretly knows are ripped off from Muse songs.
Stay On Track With Your New Year's Resolutions: Part 1
By ASHRAF FARID What is it about New Year’s resolutions that make it so hard to stay the course? We start strong, then slow down and finally stop. Why can’t we be motivated to stick to a diet the same way we’re motivated to brush our teeth?
We've Been Just In Time Learning Our Whole Lives
By ASHRAF FARID I’ve come to know that what my teachers used to call being ‘insufferably lazy’ actually has a proper term: ‘Just In Time Learning’. It’s got a fair bit of psychology to back it up, too. Basically, you only learn what you need when you need it.
Make Difficult Decisions Too Early Rather Than Too Late
By ASHRAF FARID - No doubt Tim’s experience contributed to such quick difficult decisions. It also doesn’t hurt that as a digital solutions provider, Solace was spared the worst of COVID-19. No one exists in a vacuum, however, and as other businesses are impacted, Solace knew it had to play its cards right.
Digital Transformation: Escape From The Poverty Trap?
By ASHRAF FARID - Could the digital revolution bring newfound opportunities for the poor to escape the poverty trap?
How To Manage Having A Brilliant Jerk for a Boss
By ASHRAF FARID – Your boss is a genius – but drives you up the wall with all manner of shenanigans. Yes, you look up to him – but at times need to look away to facepalm yourself like someone trying to smack the last bit of sauce out of a bottle.
Play to Win: A Case for Game-Based Learning
By ASHRAF FARID During the last semester of my teaching degree, I was sent to a school to teach and carry out a mini-thesis. After considering a few options, I chose to research the benefits of using educational board games during class to enhance vocabulary retention.
To Sum-it Up: M.A.D. Youth Summit 2020
By ASHRAF FARID. For weeks, I’d been hearing about our M.A.D. Youth Summit. A nation-wide gathering for youth-driven community projects to take part in a Pitchout. Corporate sponsors would listen and evaluate as groups of youths pitched their initiatives. Convince the suits, and walk away with funding for your project. Think ‘Shark Tank’, but for teens aged between 13 – 18 years old.