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PhD Candidate at Purdue University, Computer Science.

Sunday, June 25, 2006

the ceremony

5elest men wa7da we fadel el tanyaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Aly (The juniors Revolution Scene2)


Aly is not an impressive person on paper. You have to meet him to drill in his charm hidden behind his strict countenance.

He is young man, new fresh graduate, motivated, just like any one else of his peers, by the dream of a better world and the promising career.

From age four, the Aly's intelligence was clear to anybody to expect the brilliant future of that skillfulness child.

Aly was a good player. The sport has a big effect on his skills. He was leading his team as a commander in a battlefield, planning, managing, shouting and doing his best to make his team wins.

His teammates were feeling safe just because he is on their site playing with them and giving them the eagerness to win their match. His leadership skills deserved their respects.

Aly has never forgotten that Nabil didn't allow to him to extend his talent to be more than a match at school with the friends. Nabil rejected all Aly's essays to be a professional player. He wanted him to focus on his study, that's all. On the other hand, Aly was thinking that this wasn't reasonable to ruin his talent.

At this point, we moved to another factor influencing his personality. The kind of oppression that Aly felt by his father sway stoked a mutiny toward any kind of manacle.

Aly got the B.Sc of Computer Science, from faculty of engineering, Alexandria University. He was deeply related to his 'Alexandria'; the second largest city and the main port of Egypt. All Alexandria's citizens believe that Alexandria, the shining pearl of the Mediterranean, and the beacon radiating its culture and heritage to the world at large.

The moments when he was taking a walk across the beach, contemplating the sun embracing the blue sea in a magnificent oil painting, were unforgotten. He believed the painting inspired him the peace of mind, and calmness.

Let's back to the career path. During the four academic years in the computer department, Aly was cultivating his leadership skills. Genuinely, the academic life fashion in his department could promote anyone seeking developing his communications skills. By nature, there were a lot of assignments which are delivered by groups and not individuals. Hence, picking the good colleagues interchanges the knowledge and spreads the team culture among the members; recalling that Aly had already some basis culture due to his sport hobbies.

None of the team skills were the attractive key in Aly, they were just a small drop in the sea.

Aly's flexibility was amazing; he has a great ability to motivate himself, to shape his character to accommodate the surrounding environment. His social intelligence was worth all respect from his peers, he could gain the friendship of anyone easily.

Aly has his own shortcomings after all; and who else don't?

The first pace on his career path was getting a job in a good promising software house where he feelt comfortable so far.

But, does feeling comfortable for a period of time mean perfection for Aly!

Saturday, June 17, 2006

The Fable_The Juniors Revolution(Scene1)

The Fable

"Oh My God! How could you lose such an easy chance?!! come on.. This is not your best". Shouted Aly.

The father "Nabil Yazbak" trotted to see what's going with that noise. "What's up? What was the noise all about?!" Nabil waited few seconds for an answer, but vainly. All what he saw was his son squatting in the dark, gazing with his narrow, dark eyes. Nabil hesitated between posing the question a second time, and leaving his son enjoying his seclusion. Finally he decided to proceed for a short conversation.

"So… You didn't tell me what was it all about?" Nabil shrugged.

"Oh, uh, I am really watching the match" he was attempting to cut off the conversation by pointing to the television.

Propelled by curiosity, Nabil decided to join his son in watching the show.

Aly, motivated by his father's anxiety to join him, volunteered to give his father some information; "it's Portugal dad, uh, against Angola. It should be a good match". He paused; when he saw his dad nodding the head as he was saying 'Go on, I am listening'. He added "the Portugal is talented, while Angola seems to be enthusiastic and eager to success. And I think this all what we need to see real football; hence, real world cup".

Nabil asked in sarcastic accent "and you neglected the real teams?"

Aly got confused by the latter question, he nodded to his father as like he was saying 'that's what I am talking about'.

Nabil pursuit "you have to be aware of the difference between talented team and good team…" he paused when the commentator shouted 'and another chance..Wasted by Cristiano Ronaldo…'

Aly in an admiring accent "oh, how much I like that Ronaldo, he is very talented player. Look, how he did this!"

Nabil took a stab "u mean that any other player could not do better than this?"

Aly jumped in to defend his hero "for sure not, he is very young and talented. I doubt anyone could do better, he’s worth millions of euros, for sure this is due to good reasons. Those people don't pay for worthless people. Maybe you say..". Nabil interrupted. "I don't say anything; I’m not questioning Ronaldo's talent. I just prefer Pauleta or Luis Figo and I give Figo more appreciation". He paused to steal a look at the match, then pursuit "as I see in that ARENA, Figo is an inspiring member, on the other hand I just feel that Ronaldo is interested in his statistics and whether he received individual recognition like a picture in the paper and such sort of stuffs."

Aly took few seconds to digest his father speech, but this time Nabil pursuits without waiting for Aly to discuss the Ronaldo Vs Figo issue. "I believe you don't feel good just because the best C developer is in your team. Do you? And maybe you are sure that the Brazil will win the cup just because the team collects the most talented players in the world". Nabil found that these attacking words were enough for his son, and he thought to give him the time to digest them.

And then he said "or whatever you think, then he left the room"

Aly stayed alone, watching the "ARENA" as his dad referred to the match. He was thinking about the possibility that he could be wrong about his thoughts, and whether his hero was a fake.

Even he seemed to be sobered by the speech, he would never think that from the moment, everything would be an ongoing pain.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

The Trust

I belive now that the absence of trust among team members is the first dysfunction.
The team becomes fractured...
A fractured team is like a broken arm or leg; fixing it is always painful, and sometimes you have to rebreak it to make it heal correctly. And the rebreak hurts a lot more than the initial break, because u have to do it on purpose.
If a team member has no ability to trust his teammate....Rebreak him immediately.
generally speaking, the absence of trust stems from the members' unwillingness to be vulnerable within the group.
Team members who are not genuinely open with one another about their mistakes and weaknesses make it impossible to buil a foundation for trust.