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Ramona Abdallah : “where are women in architecture?”

Under the overarching vision of helping you become who you are and all you can be, PERSED partnered with “Zabetne la Zabtak” a blog offering young minds in Lebanon and the Middle East inspiring job stories, useful career tips and relevant news. We decided to build a bridge to co-share insights and reach out to…
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Hack your own growth with Facebook

Next time you’ll be spending 41 minutes on Facebook, make them count… Then go and tell others it’s part of your learning goals. In 2017, people spent an average daily time of 135 minutes across social media networks (based on Statista 2018). That’s 2 hours and 15 minutes, every day, that you’ll never take back.…
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Abdallah Ghattas, man, author, philosophy teacher, education

Abdallah Ghattas on choice of studies & career (guest post)

Under the overarching vision of helping you become who you are and all you can be, PERSED partnered with “Zabetne la Zabtak” a blog offering young minds in Lebanon and the Middle East inspiring job stories, useful career tips and relevant news.  We decided to build a bridge to co-share insights and reach out to…
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A bridge to the 21st century

This is the 21st century. This is the 3rd millennium. Yet somehow, we are still stuck behind, oblivious to the many opportunities the future promises, blind to its challenges and comfortable inside the bubble of a present conferred to us by the past. A bridge to the 21st century shakes that comfort zone. This newly…
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Make Google work for you

20 years ago, students and researchers had to go through card catalog drawers, organized in alphabetical orders, theme after theme, name after name, the same way you’d search for a definition in the dictionary or the encyclopedia. BORING! This approach, called “Brockhaus thinking” by Ulrich Weinberg, the head of HPI school of design thinking, no…
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Nour Najem, between design and tradition (guest post)

Under the overarching vision of helping you become who you are and all you can be, PERSED partnered with “Zabetne la Zabtak” a blog offering young minds in Lebanon and the Middle East inspiring job stories, useful career tips and relevant news.  We decided to build a bridge to co-share insights and reach out to…
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SDGs, UN, Goals

The 21st century will be sustainable or will cease to be

On the 25th of September 2015, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted a resolution with the title “Changing our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.“ The title sounds bold. But what it entails is even more daring. Imagine a world with no poverty and zero hunger. Imagine a world where all children,…
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Camille Feghali

Camille Feghali, from playing to restoring music (guest post)

Under the overarching vision of helping you become who you are and all you can be, PERSED partnered with “Zabetne la Zabtak” a blog offering young minds in Lebanon and the Middle East inspiring job stories, useful career tips and relevant news.  We decided to build a bridge to co-share insights and reach out to…
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Education, the Beating Heart of Change

The 21st century is an era of challenges and revolutions, from the digital world to that of life sciences. Topics like globalization, consumerism, growth and terrorism invade the news. And our deepening concern for the future of humanity calls upon a new type of leadership, one that encourages growth but solves the many problems we…
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Puzzle

Life is a Puzzle

For the past couple of weeks, I became literally obsessed with puzzles. I’d imagine the world around me with those thin and intricate lines of the puzzle cuts (not fun when driving). During that time, friends came to me for advice and this comparison between the game and life kept coming back. Again and again.…
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