51 episodes

The Men's Room is a Western perspective on the Middle East, including conversations with thought leaders. Host Nadia Michel, a writer and journalist, invites a diverse roster of friends and guests that include the most inspired CEOs, chefs, adventurers, entrepreneurs, musicians, authors, artists, and beyond. Expect tips from insiders on how to crush it in the business world and personal anecdotes you won't hear elsewhere.

The Men's Room Hakawati حكواتي

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    • 3.1, 9 Ratings

The Men's Room is a Western perspective on the Middle East, including conversations with thought leaders. Host Nadia Michel, a writer and journalist, invites a diverse roster of friends and guests that include the most inspired CEOs, chefs, adventurers, entrepreneurs, musicians, authors, artists, and beyond. Expect tips from insiders on how to crush it in the business world and personal anecdotes you won't hear elsewhere.

    War zones, health tech and the rise of augmented reality surgery

    War zones, health tech and the rise of augmented reality surgery

    Nadine Hachach-Haram is the founder and CEO of Proximie, an AR platform for surgery that has made its way into over 80 hospitals in 30 countries since it was founded in 2015. Nadine, who is based in London, talks about the company's rise, from helping a surgeon in Gaza reconstruct an 18-year old boy's hand to winning large-scale contracts in the UK and around the world.

    • 29 min
    Releasing books, apps and saving foreign workers during COVID-19

    Releasing books, apps and saving foreign workers during COVID-19

    Chaker Khazaal is a Palestinian-Canadian author and reporter. He talks about why he loves living in hotels, releasing his new book 'Life Dice' during COVID-19 and how he's incorporated UPC codes that link to real video footage of the US invasion in Iraq. He also reveals the next step for his celebrity-endorsed app, Candle of Hope.

    • 29 min
    Unleashing creativity and the art of selling incredible watches

    Unleashing creativity and the art of selling incredible watches

    Maximilian Büsser is the founder, CEO and Creative Director of MB&F, a Swiss high-end watch brand. Now based in Dubai, he talks about the importance of making space for creative thinking and happiness. He also describes how he's dealt with COVID-19, including by slashing his small production in half and leveraging IG Live to sell his timepieces, which can sell for as much as $500,000.

    • 29 min
    Love and marriage: there's an app for that

    Love and marriage: there's an app for that

    Sameh Saleh is the co-founder and CEO of Hawaya, a dating app tailored to Muslims looking for a life partner. He talks about launching the startup in Cairo in 2017, their acquisition by Match Group, its growing success around the world and how the algorithm works to help users with high intentions find their ideal mate.

    • 29 min
    Breeding unicorns in the Middle East

    Breeding unicorns in the Middle East

    Amir Hegazi is the author of Ecosystem Arabia, a new book that compiles insights from over 100 experts on startups, funding, entrepreneurship and policy in MENA. He talks about the challenges of connecting 400 million people in 22 countries into a cohesive market and the enormous potential in this emerging scale up ecosystem.

    You can download a free version of Ecosystem Arabia on www.ecosystemarabia.com or on www.flippingbook.com or get a print copy on all Amazon outlets including Amazon.com and Amazon.ae.

    • 29 min
    The funny thing about being a stand up comedian

    The funny thing about being a stand up comedian

    Egyptian-American stand-up comedian Maria Shehata shares anecdotes from her career as a female comic and reveals what her father said when she announced her plans to perform in comedy clubs full-time. She also gives key advice on how to be funny on stage.

    • 29 min

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