Book Review: “The Five Thieves of Happiness” By Dr. John Izzo

Posted by Hoda on Jan 08,2017

Alibaba Makes History

Alibaba Makes History

On September 19, 2014, the Chinese e-commerce giant, AliBaba Group, had the largest initial public offering in U.S. history. They raised $25 Billion! North American investors and consumers who were not familiar with Alibaba were taken by surprise regarding the sheer volume of e-commerce that the company does. Alibaba’s founder, Jack Ma, st

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Sinai Maple Featured in BIZ Hamilton Q4 2014 Issue

Sinai Maple Featured in BIZ Hamilton Q4 2014 Issue

Late October 2014 I got a phone call from Marc Skulnick, the Editor of BIZ Hamilton Magazine. He wanted me to be featured in the magazine as a Small Business which operates out of Hamilton. I felt so fortunate and happy to get this invitation. As a small business owner, I do a lot of networking and it felt good that it paid off. Sinai Maple was

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What I learned from True Colors®

What I learned from True Colors®

I first heard about True Colors® in 2009, before I started Sinai Maple, while I was still working as a Product Manager. The management of the company had sent some employees to take part in team-building and leadership training. Following their training, my colleagues came back and were constantly trying to analyze

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Teamwork Lessons from “The Wire” – Performing Stage

Teamwork Lessons from “The Wire” – Performing Stage

The Performing stage is the fourth phase in Tuckman’s Stages of Group Development. We will discuss it by using examples from “The Wire,” the popular HBO series. We have already discussed the FormingRead More

Five Product Management Lessons for Entrepreneurs

Five Product Management Lessons for Entrepreneurs

For me, Product Management had a lot to do with entrepreneurship. Ever since I completed my MBA, and for most of my professional career, I’ve worked as a Product Manager for various semi-conductor companies. Over the last few weeks, I’ve been reflecting on how being a product manager assisted me in starting my own business, 

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Why Can’t Sales & Marketing Just Get Along?

Why Can’t Sales & Marketing Just Get Along?

Many articles and blog posts revolve around how the Sales and Marketing functions are constantly fighting with each other. Each function views the business world differently which often leads to the creation of incompatible goals between the two functional areas. Marketers tend to think that sales people are too short-term focused, whereas sales

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Sinai Maple Small Business Week Advice

Sinai Maple Small Business Week Advice

As a small business owner, and as part of a Hamilton Small Business panel, I was asked by Marc Skulnick, the Editor of the BIZ Hamilton magazine to answer the following question:

“What one piece of advice would you give to a small business owner that you wish somebody had given to you?”

Hoda Kamel

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Do you take the Scenic Route in your Career?

Do you take the Scenic Route in your Career?

For most of my working career, I had to commute and therefore I spent a lot of time driving. One summer, my daughter commuted with me as she had a summer position with the same company where I was employed. On our way to work one day she asked: “Why do you always take this winding road? It’s longer and slower. Why don&rs

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Five Similarities between Politics and Marketing

Five Similarities between Politics and Marketing

One day, a friend asked me, “why do you like politics if you like marketing this much? Are they related in any way?” This seemed like a strange question to me because in my mind, marketing and politics are closely linked. However, not everyone views it this way. I’ve always loved politics, not as a politician, but as an observe

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Why Sinai Maple

Sinai Maple specializes in professional training offering both pre-designed and custom developed workshops tailored to meet your needs!