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June 2011

Two Pervez’s Retire Today

June 30, 2011

me and mom

Today is my last day at Siemens. But more importantly, my wonderful mom is retiring today! It was a complete coincidence. I set the June 30th departure date first. She was planning to retire 11-11-11 since she started working at her hospital 8-8-88, but in the end she moved the date up. We realized we […]

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Corporate Tool To Nomadic Idealist Transformation Part 7 – Putting It All Together

June 27, 2011

In Morocco In 2006

Many people have emailed me asking how I could go from top MBA program to top renewable energy company to happy nomad. This is the seventh and final post in a series of short posts explaining the steps I went through in recognizing that I wasn’t living the life I wanted, how I tried to […]

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A Heart Of Gold – Katsuhito Torii

June 25, 2011

Japanese Flag

Katsuhito Torii escaped the horrors of the March earthquake and tsunami, but he couldn’t sit idly while other people helped those that were negatively affected. Instead, the single dad sent his daughter off to his mom’s house and headed to the local school. As a carpenter, there were many things he could do to help […]

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Photo Friday – Copenhagen, Denmark

June 24, 2011

Danish Summer Night Midnight Sun

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Corporate Tool To Nomadic Idealist Transformation Part 6 – Prague

June 22, 2011

Me in Prague

Many people have emailed me asking how I could go from top MBA program to top renewable energy company to happy nomad. This is the sixth post in a series of short posts explaining the steps I went through in recognizing that I wasn’t living the life I wanted, how I tried to unsuccessfully fix […]

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Corporate Tool to Nomadic Idealist Transformation Part 5 – Emzingo

June 20, 2011

Emzingo Group

Many people have emailed me asking how I could go from top MBA program to top renewable energy company to happy nomad. This is the fifth post in a series of short posts explaining the steps I went through in recognizing that I wasn’t living the life I wanted, how I tried to unsuccessfully fix […]

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Life In The Slower Lane

June 18, 2011

I bike heart copenhagen

I saw the video below recently and really enjoyed it. I lived in Copenhagen last year while I was looking for jobs in Scandinavia and I loved how bike-friendly the city is. You can really get around safely on two wheels, even in small towns like the one I currently live in. Parents ride with […]

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Photo Friday – Athens, Greece

June 17, 2011

Greek Parliamentary Soldier - Taken January 1, 2005 in Athens, Greece

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Corporate Tool To Nomadic Fool Transformation Part 4 – The Art Of Non-Conformity

June 15, 2011

Be different and stand out in a crowd

Many people have emailed me asking how I could go from top MBA program to top renewable energy company to happy nomad. This is the fourth post in a series of short posts explaining the steps I went through in recognizing that I wasn’t living the life I wanted, how I tried to unsuccessfully fix […]

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Corporate Tool To Nomadic Fool Transformation Part 3 – A Surprisingly Good Book

June 12, 2011

Eat Pray Love Book Cover

Many people have emailed me asking how I could go from top MBA program to top renewable energy company to happy nomad. This is the third post in a series of short posts explaining the steps I went through in recognizing that I wasn’t living the life I wanted, how I tried to unsuccessfully fix […]

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Closing The Loop – Appreciating Personal Growth

June 11, 2011

red link chain closing the loop

Life is full of difficult experiences we must overcome. Do you remember your first day of school? It was terrifying! I cried like a baby as my mom left! Or there is starting high school, applying for and going to college, jobs, relationships, kids, finances, health, etc. Life is tough! But rarely do we stop […]

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Photo Friday – Victoria Falls, Zambia/Zimbabwe

June 10, 2011

Victoria Falls - Taken 6-Nov-2005 at the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe

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Corporate Tool to Nomadic Idealist Transformation Part 2 – Work

June 9, 2011

Me at Siemens with wind mill turbine

Many people have emailed me asking how I could go from top MBA program to top renewable energy company to happy nomad. This is the second post in a series of short posts explaining the steps I went through in recognizing that I wasn’t living the life I wanted, how I tried to unsuccessfully fix […]

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Corporate Tool to Nomadic Idealist Transformation Part 1 – Yoga

June 7, 2011

man in business suit doing yoga

Many people have emailed me asking how I could go from top MBA program to top renewable energy company to happy nomad. This is the first post in a series of short posts explaining the steps I went through in recognizing that I wasn’t living the life I wanted, how I tried to unsuccessfully fix […]

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Against All Odds, Tales Of Superhuman Forgiveness

June 6, 2011

Forgiveness

This weekend I stumbled upon a few examples of unbelievable forgiveness. I wrote an article a couple months ago about how it’s so difficult to forgive yourself, but these stories pushed the limits of what it means to forgive. We all know that living with a grudge or with anger is unhealthy. It’s like a […]

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Focused But Missing The Big Picture

June 4, 2011

focus on page with rest blurry

That is how I would describe my life until this point. At each stage of my life I have been extremely focused on accomplishing some goal or objective while at the same time missing the big picture. For example: At university: international career After traveling to Egypt in my senior year of college, I knew […]

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