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Daud Vicary Abdullah is a member of the Global Group in Islamic Finance & Investment under the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in United Kingdom, as well as a member of the Steering Committee for The Royal Awards for Islamic Finance.
Analytical thinking the bedrock of a successful start-up

Book smart versus street smart is the perennial debate amongst the start-up community. Just being technically gifted in school doesn’t necessarily equate into automatic success. History has also proven that a fiery spirit with an immense can-do attitude holds no firm promises.

As author of the book ‘Blue Sky Innovation: Killer Innovations That Changed The World of Business’, Dr. Vivekarajah is a firm believer that many start-up entrepreneurs get too consumed by product and technology, and forget that it is just as important to be imaginative in business models, as well as operational, resource, customer, market and disruptive innovations.
Success of business not just about innovation and disruption: Dr. Vivekarajah

Innovation and disruption have been the buzzwords for start-ups in recent years. For Dr. Sivapalan Vivekarajah, it is imperative that those virtues do not blanket the creative imagination of business modelling. Dr. Vivekarajah will be gracing the inaugural IdeaLab event in Kuala Lumpur on August 11-12, organised by the World Islamic Economic Forum Foundation.

Photo Credit: CFO, Partner and Co-owner at Alchemiya Media
My Non-Muslim Ramadan Diaries

I’m not Muslim. I’m not religious. I have my own, personal spirituality, but I don’t believe in God in the monotheistic concept of an all-powerful deity to whom we must bow down and worship. But my colleagues do, and I respect them for that.

Veil: The Future of Hijab

For years now, athletic apparel companies have been producing weather performance clothing to help athletes in brutal weather conditions. Technology in clothing is changing the apparel industry forever, and we believe that women who wear the headscarf need it too.

Economist Films: Meet the people pioneering new careers as drone pilots, from the South African savannah to the building sites of California. “Drone Rangers” is the first film in our new “Future Works” series, which looks at the jobs of tomorrow being done today.
The drone pilots making the world a better place

Economist Films: Meet the people pioneering new careers as drone pilots, from the South African savannah to the building sites of California. “Drone Rangers” is the first film in our new “Future Works” series, which looks at the jobs of tomorrow being done today.

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