Zenhom is the host of the $100
MBApodcast which was voted to be
a best of 2014 podcast by iTunes. On this show Omar gives short 10
minute business guides to help people already in business or those
wanting to start a business take the steps they need in order to
get started. He is also the co-creater of the $100 MBA program
which tries to teach all the essential things that are taught in a
typical MBA program but without the $50k price tag.
In this episode we talk about Omar's path to starting the $100 MBA
by first being an educator in Dubai and not liking it. He talks
about his father's outlook of having a stable job and how it
affected his goals for his career. He chose education but soon
found that there was lots of bureaucracy and improvements in the
education system are very slow coming. He ended up leaving that and
doing a string of start ups from auto sales to clothing before
finally getting started on his Business Republic project to teach business lessons
for a fraction of the price. He also talks about the importance of
writing in order to clarify your ideas and to become a better
communicator. Finally he talks about how travel can make you
question your beliefs which can give you opportunities to grow.
His joke "Why don't seagulls fly by the bay? Because then they
would be bagels"
Can travel be more than just a fun thing to do? Could it also provide some benefit and learning experiences later in life? I have always thought this and this is why I have relentlessly travelled the world and now have been to over 80 countries. I have always thought that I was planting the seeds of wisdom while in faraway lands. Through experiences with foreign people, cultures, concepts, and ways of doing things I learned much more than anything I could've done while at home. I interview amazing guests, bestselling authors, scientists, successful business people, dating experts, travel junkies, polyglots (people who speak more than 3 languages), and anybody who I think is interesting for the growth of our listeners and I as people. I think by doing this we can plant the seeds of wisdom which will ultimately lead to our success in career, business, money, relationships, self-worth, and generally being a more well-rounded person. But it requires you to be active making this happen. What do you think?