Internet: The Next Frontier

We have a vast array of media and tools available for communicating these days. Aside from offline methods, online communication is now a crucial part of our lives. Patheos, for instance, has been reaching thousands of people every day and helping to spread important information. The Internet is indeed the next frontier and studies by the University of Southern California confirm that.The online masters in communication management department of USC recently released a series of facts … [Read more...]

Lessons from a Halal Restaurateur

Recently I sat down with Ali Malik, a native of the SF Bay Area and an American Muslim entrepreneur, who stumbled into the Halal restaurant business accidently after being in the banking and finance industry for 8 years.A few years after the financial collapse of 2009, Ali became a partner at Falafel Corner in Fremont, CA. A few years later he started a new partnership at a Halal Mexican Restaurant called Gourmet Degree Grill in Union City, CA. Unfortunately they recently had to close down … [Read more...]

Inteview with the Founders of “Noor Kids”: From Harvard Business School Project to Full Time Job

Recently I interviewed Amin Aaser, 24 and Mohammed Aaser, 27 - the Business school graduates and founders of "Noor Kids" books for Muslim children. They talk about how their passion, desire and hobby for creating an alternative educational book for their own children has turned into a full time job.1.      Why did you start "Noor Kids"My brother and I felt compelled to. Like it was something of a duty, given that nothing like it exists currently. Growing up as a Muslim-American in Minn … [Read more...]