Monday, May 03, 2010

Don’t you want to be like Umar Saif?

I have known Dr. Saif since like 4 years when he joined LUMS and believe you me he’s a great inspiration for all young entrepreneurial minds out here in Pakistan. He certainly has a league of his own and he along with his team has done some outstanding work for sure.

Sometimes when I am in a difficult situation, my friends are fond of uttering these words These things happen and bear such things buddy. Don’t you want to be like Umar Saif?  If he can do it, you can too.” In some cases, being quiet was the best weapon I had. But lately when somebody posed this question to me, my reply was simple and straight. “I don’t want to be like Umar Saif. I would better like myself to be known as a low profile and not that successful Rafaeel Akbar than to be termed a successful person’s clone.”