TariQ is the CEO and founder of MAD Talks, a digital content and storytelling platform that brings together some of the best minds of the region and globally. This website contains his collection of conversations with the wonderful minds that are shaping the world of today and tomorrow on their stories of success, failure and what drives them to make a difference.

Happiness Session – Etisalat, Abu Dhabi

Etisalat Group is one of the world’s leading telecom groups in emerging markets. Headquartered in Abu Dhabi, Etisalat was established four decades ago in the UAE as the country’s first telecommunications service provider. In this fun and interactive session Tariq Qureishy explains how to be happy and importance of relationships to stay content. Thinking up of new and intriguing ideas on making happiness goals and placing it on the happiness tree, using balloons and placing importance on the requirement of healthy and happy relationships.

Kushal Shah, Managing Partner at Roland Berger Middle East

A special interview with Kushal Shah, the Managing Partner at Roland Berger Middle East. He joined the firm in 2011, leading the telecommunications business in the Middle East and also working with several large telecommunications clients across the Middle East, North Africa & Southeast Asia. Kushal is a member of the Investment Committee of the region’s largest venture capital company.

Prior to joining Roland Berger, he spent 12 years with leading consultancies in London & Dubai. He studied Economics at Cambridge in the UK.

Tariq Qureishy discusses with Kushal Shah about how to stand out from competition with an employee’s CV, dealing with failure & his advice about entrepreneurship.

Yves Manghardt, CEO at Nestle Middle East

Yves Manghardt joined Nestle in 1984 and held various positions around Asia and Africa including Japan, Sri Lanka, Hong Kong, and Vietnam. He worked at Nestle for over 30 years in 10 different countries. Manghardt now lives in Dubai with his wife and 3 children and has been appointed as chairman of Nestle Middle East. In his role, he aspires to make a difference for the region through health, nutrition, sustainability, and creating employment for millions of young people. During this interview Yves Manghardt explains the purpose of Nestle and talks to Tariq Qureishy about the many projects to improve working conditions and creating more job opportunities in MENA.

 

Carlos Domingo, Chief New Business And Innovation Officer At Du

At the STEP Conference 2017, Tariq Qureishy speaks to Carlos Domingo, Chief New Business and Innovation Officer at du. His role covers the supervision of new products and services initiatives, including all digital products and services, smart cities, du TV, the digital channels (du.ae and du mobile app), as well as business intelligence and big data.

Tariq Qureishy starts off by discussing how he got to Du, what his previous roles required from him and innovation in the Middle East market.

Federal Authority for Government Human Resources – Human Creativity & 10x Thinking

At the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources on Thursday 18th January an event about Human Creativity & 10x Thinking took place. Tariq Qureishy explains how the brain works, robots taking over our job and the future of work.

MAD Mentorpreneurs Episode 2: with Lee McMahon, Sameh Farid and Kushal Shah

On our second panel discussion for MAD Mentorpreneurs, we are joined by Lee McMahon, Sameh Farid, and MAD Mentorpreneurs judge, Kushal Shah.

Lee McMahon is the Co-Founder and Principal of Support Legal, an innovative law startup that gives back to the community by supporting other entrepreneurs. Sameh Farid is the Cloud Unit Leader of IBM Middle East and Pakistan. Kushal Shah is the Managing Partner at Roland Berger for the Middle East, and the Founder of Dubai Angel Investors, helping startups find both capital and mentors.

MAD Talks Day – HBS PLD Summit 2017

Tariq Qureishy starts the MAD Talks Day at the Harvard Business School PLD Summit 2017 by emphasising the importance of heart and emotion and how today what got you here today won’t get you there tomorrow. It’s time to think 10X and disrupt the industries with new ideas.

MAD Mentorpreneurs Episode 1: with Oreabetse Matlhare, Neil Petch, Linda Luu And Samar Imtiaz

Join us for our first MAD Mentorpreneurs pilot episode, where those involved with the event come together to disucss pressing issues regarding entrepeneurship and innovation.

In this pilot, Tariq Qureishy is joined by Oreabetse Matlhare and Linda Luu from the Scalable CFO, Neil Petch from Virtuzone and Samar Imtiaz from Dubai Angel Investors to discuss the rise of entrepreneurship culture.

Dr. Marshall Goldsmith – Coach & Bestselling Author

Lifetime learning – it never ends, it never stops. Dr. Marshall Goldsmith has done just that. He is a world-renowned business educator and coach, in fact the leading expert in his field and on leadership. His most famous book is “What Got You Here Won’t Get You There”, which has sold millions of times and inspired Tariq perhaps more than any other book.

Sophie Le Ray – CEO of the Naseba Group

Sophie Le Ray is a successful entrepreneur and author. In 2003 she co-founded Naseba, a business
facilitating organization specialized in emerging markets. She is also a spokesperson at the Women in
Leadership Economic Forum. Plus she is the co-author of “Game Changers – How Women in the Arab World Are Changing the Rules and Shaping the Future”. In this talk with Tariq Qureishy, Sophie shares personal stories about her upbringing in France and what made her a resilient entrepreneur.

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