Alam learned the art of negotiating and closing deals in his teenage years. His cultural sensitivity also set him up for success. However, a tragic incident in 2005 derailed his plans. While on a business trip in the Middle East, he was abducted, tortured, and accused of being the terrorist mastermind behind the London Bombings. In captivity, he felt his life flash before his eyes. Thankfully, he managed to come out and found a way to rebuild his life. And turned it around with aplomb as he is now a consultant advisor to CEOs and an entrepreneur himself.