A nice little case study on how important it is to track the RIGHT data for decision making

By: Hossein Jalali • August 20, 2015

A couple months back we had built a really neat little app for one of our clients and it was performing really well in terms of downloads.

In one of our meetings with the marketing team we were discussing the different campaigns they were running and how well each was performing. In those talks they mentioned that one of the main objectives of the app is to push new users to click on a promotional banner and fill up a form so the sales team can contact them.

These talks lead to quite an interesting observation.

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#mydubai is for everyone and hopefully more than just a statement

By: Hossein Jalali • April 30, 2015

In the past few days I have heard from multiple friends that they were called by EmiratesNBD letting them know that their accounts will be closed shortly, no reason was given but also not necessary as we have all faced such calls in the recent years, it is not based on my activity, personality, background or any of these features that define me as a human, NO! It is becasue of my nationality!

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Filed Under: mydubai personal

How to always use Google.com instead of the annoying country specific Google website

By: Hossein Jalali • April 15, 2015

Tip: If you don't want google.[country-code] (in my case google.ae) to show up as default on your browser every time you search and prefer google.com, all you need to do is go to a specific URL and that is it.

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Filed Under: google howto tip search engine

The Iranian new year is just around the corner and my life will be changing forever soon ...

By: Hossein Jalali • March 19, 2015

It's been a few months since I last wrote and while there is so much to write about I just could not wrap my mind around everything that is happening. Today I decided to review the year that passed, review all the good and bad.

In just 6 days I will become a fatherو this alone has been hard to grasp. It's just surreal in a way where my brain is unable to analyse the depth of it. Everyone says your perspective on life will change your goals, your values and I am sitting there and trying to understand how? Every time I think about Wednesday 25th of March, 9 am my heart sinks, the doctor said the whole process takes only 4-7 minutes until the baby will reveal itself! *shivers* ... I am blessed to have this opportunity, to become a father to another living creature (Leo aside of course LOL), and even more blessed to do it with the woman I love and grew up with, not everyone gets such a chance and those who do I assume take it lightly. 

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Filed Under: new year personal

Google has flattered me today

By: Hossein Jalali • January 6, 2015

So I have been trying long and hard to be the first person showing up when someone searches "Hossein Jalali" however there is another guy with the same name who seems to be much older than me and works in Real Estate that always wins. This has always been a struggle that I wish to overcome.

Today I tried another phrase "Hawanese Dog" and yes I know it is spelt Havanese but I just needed to see.

Results came in ...

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Filed Under: funny personal dogs