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Engineers as Future Leaders
Wali Zahid | ceo, Skill City bahrai...
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Who’s Wali?
 Asian businesses have known Wali for his 20-year ...
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World’s first paper-free TTT
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That’s us on web!
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That’s us on FB! Like us 
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Advising NS government
 Was flown in to advise the new Nawaz S...
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Leads CEO leadership workshop
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2050 interview – Urdu Digest
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CEO Summit with Shahbaz Sharif
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At Pakistan Vision 2025 meeting
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Let’s talk about you, engineers!
 You create or recreate the w...
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You create this
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You create this
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You create this
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You create this
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You create this
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Engineers are clever!
 German Engineering Arab Technology clip
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Impatient Gen Y’ers / Millennials
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Three parts of the talk
1. Where the world is heading – technol...
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All of this
 Through visual content
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Part 1: Where the world is heading
The world is connected today...
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Technologically
 Changes at exponential speed
 Gen Y: Impatie...
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What is out 
1. Teachers, teaching, knowledge, instruction
2. ...
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End of teaching? Edudemic
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Learning, not teaching! Wharton
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End of college degrees: HBR
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GPA & interviews useless: Google
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Khan: Teacherless classrooms
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MOOCs replacing unis
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Free education globally
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MOOCs rising
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Even UK unis following!
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Economically
 Pakistan is one of the top 20 economies in the
w...
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World in 2010
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World in 2050
Goldman Sachs: Jan 2012 report
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Bordering 2 giants – China & India!
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Just one glimpse
 Retail sector in Pakistan – CNN clip
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Socially/demographically
 We are becoming a richer and healthi...
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Part 2: Engineers as leaders
 Expectations from the world
 Yo...
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Expectations from the world
The American Society for Engineerin...
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9 attributes of engineer of 2020!
1. Strong analytical skills
2...
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Role of engineers in the economy
 If you want good manufacturi...
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A world with issues
Four key issues
 Energy
 Transport
 Clim...
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Solution depends on?
1. Technology
2. People
Q: Which side engi...
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Technology/People mix!
Innovation: Change through technology
Le...
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Our numbers maybe right, but…
 Math vs trust clip
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Engineers are left-brained?
Business
leadership
is a
whole-brai...
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Engineers on the RIDO scale
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Mostly, engineers are…
 Left-brained
 Introvert / need ‘alone...
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Two issues
1. Politics
2. Too much hard work!
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4 styles of political behaviour
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How people are promoted
 Research: What takes you ahead at job...
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Part 3: Getting Ready!
 How you can get ready to lead by using...
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Some useable examples
 Did I say: Inspiring?
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How Steve Jobs did this
 46 seconds clip
 Lessons: changing t...
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How Samsung does it!
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13 pivots of Samsung…1
1938 – Samsung started as a grocer
1. 19...
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13 pivots of Samsung…2
7. 1987 – founder dies; department store...
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How a child does this
 Indian tree fall clip
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Before anything, you need a goal
 What do you want to achieve,...
Skill City: Asian Answers… to Asian Questions skillcity.co
Your BIG goals?
 What are they?
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How some others will use 5 years
 The 5 years clip
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To achieve your goal
 What you need is…
 five BIG things
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The first two
1. Will
2. Skill
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Wali on will & skill
To succeed as a leader, engineers need
Wil...
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Will & Skill
 Will = desire,
hunger, drive,
ambition,
willingn...
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Wali’s Will-Skill Matrix v1
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The next two
3. Focus
4. Energy
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Focus-Energy Matrix
ENERGY High
Distraction
40%
Procrastination...
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Why focus matters?
 Focus clip
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How disengagement wastes you
 Boring job clip
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Procrastination/distraction
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The fifth
5. The Flow
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The Flow?
Mihaly
Csikszentmihalyi:
Good business:
Leadership, F...
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The Flow
 David Beckham clip
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All of this, with team work
 Teamwork clip
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In summary…
Engineers will be ready to lead if you:
1. Have a w...
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Before we end, the final 3 pieces
 What leads to success clip
...
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The right thing vs the easy thing!
 Rise and shine clip
 This...
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Finally, remember
 Every time you fall clip
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Thank you!
Wali Zahid
skillcity@live.com
www.skillcity.co
+92 3...
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  1. 1. Skill City: Asian Answers… to Asian Questions skillcity.co Engineers as Future Leaders Wali Zahid | ceo, Skill City bahrain NED University Karachi, Pakistan: 3 October 2013
  2. 2. Skill City: Asian Answers… to Asian Questions skillcity.co Who’s Wali?  Asian businesses have known Wali for his 20-year work on business leadership and executive coaching  Leads the longest-running Train-The-Trainer program | 13th year | 16+ Asian locations | 1,000+ trainers  Taught MBA courses at IBA, ZABIST, CBM, UMT, IIU, Dow  Board/Advisory @ LCWU, Indus Valley, CBM, PSTD  At heart: a disruptor | challenging schooling, performance, training efficacy, leadership readiness
  3. 3. Skill City: Asian Answers… to Asian Questions skillcity.co World’s first paper-free TTT
  4. 4. Skill City: Asian Answers… to Asian Questions skillcity.co That’s us on web!
  5. 5. Skill City: Asian Answers… to Asian Questions skillcity.co That’s us on FB! Like us 
  6. 6. Skill City: Asian Answers… to Asian Questions skillcity.co Advising NS government  Was flown in to advise the new Nawaz Sharif government on turning around state-owned enterprises before the cabinet took oath!
  7. 7. Skill City: Asian Answers… to Asian Questions skillcity.co Leads CEO leadership workshop
  8. 8. Skill City: Asian Answers… to Asian Questions skillcity.co 2050 interview – Urdu Digest
  9. 9. Skill City: Asian Answers… to Asian Questions skillcity.co CEO Summit with Shahbaz Sharif
  10. 10. Skill City: Asian Answers… to Asian Questions skillcity.co At Pakistan Vision 2025 meeting
  11. 11. Skill City: Asian Answers… to Asian Questions skillcity.co Let’s talk about you, engineers!  You create or recreate the world!
  12. 12. Skill City: Asian Answers… to Asian Questions skillcity.co You create this
  13. 13. Skill City: Asian Answers… to Asian Questions skillcity.co You create this
  14. 14. Skill City: Asian Answers… to Asian Questions skillcity.co You create this
  15. 15. Skill City: Asian Answers… to Asian Questions skillcity.co You create this
  16. 16. Skill City: Asian Answers… to Asian Questions skillcity.co You create this
  17. 17. Skill City: Asian Answers… to Asian Questions skillcity.co Engineers are clever!  German Engineering Arab Technology clip
  18. 18. Skill City: Asian Answers… to Asian Questions skillcity.co Impatient Gen Y’ers / Millennials
  19. 19. Skill City: Asian Answers… to Asian Questions skillcity.co Three parts of the talk 1. Where the world is heading – technologically, economically 2. How is it easy or challenging for engineers to be leaders 3. How you can get ready to lead by using Wali’s Will-Skill Matrix
  20. 20. Skill City: Asian Answers… to Asian Questions skillcity.co All of this  Through visual content
  21. 21. Skill City: Asian Answers… to Asian Questions skillcity.co Part 1: Where the world is heading The world is connected today in ways that are shattering traditional communications concepts
  22. 22. Skill City: Asian Answers… to Asian Questions skillcity.co
  23. 23. Skill City: Asian Answers… to Asian Questions skillcity.co Technologically  Changes at exponential speed  Gen Y: Impatient – want it now, not five minutes from now!  Facebook and Youtube replace everything Did you know? clip Microsoft vision clip
  24. 24. Skill City: Asian Answers… to Asian Questions skillcity.co What is out  1. Teachers, teaching, knowledge, instruction 2. Attentive, disciplined students (not made any more!) 3. Degrees (Google HR - no GPA, no interviews!) 4. Schools & universities (replaced by MOOCS, Khan Academy, FutureLearn)
  25. 25. Skill City: Asian Answers… to Asian Questions skillcity.co End of teaching? Edudemic
  26. 26. Skill City: Asian Answers… to Asian Questions skillcity.co Learning, not teaching! Wharton
  27. 27. Skill City: Asian Answers… to Asian Questions skillcity.co End of college degrees: HBR
  28. 28. Skill City: Asian Answers… to Asian Questions skillcity.co GPA & interviews useless: Google
  29. 29. Skill City: Asian Answers… to Asian Questions skillcity.co Khan: Teacherless classrooms
  30. 30. Skill City: Asian Answers… to Asian Questions skillcity.co MOOCs replacing unis
  31. 31. Skill City: Asian Answers… to Asian Questions skillcity.co Free education globally
  32. 32. Skill City: Asian Answers… to Asian Questions skillcity.co MOOCs rising
  33. 33. Skill City: Asian Answers… to Asian Questions skillcity.co Even UK unis following!
  34. 34. Skill City: Asian Answers… to Asian Questions skillcity.co Economically  Pakistan is one of the top 20 economies in the world in 2050* *Goldman Sachs
  35. 35. Skill City: Asian Answers… to Asian Questions skillcity.co World in 2010
  36. 36. Skill City: Asian Answers… to Asian Questions skillcity.co World in 2050 Goldman Sachs: Jan 2012 report
  37. 37. Skill City: Asian Answers… to Asian Questions skillcity.co Bordering 2 giants – China & India!
  38. 38. Skill City: Asian Answers… to Asian Questions skillcity.co Just one glimpse  Retail sector in Pakistan – CNN clip
  39. 39. Skill City: Asian Answers… to Asian Questions skillcity.co Socially/demographically  We are becoming a richer and healthier world  Muslim populations in the West are increasing at a rate that it will change the European cultural landscape by 2050  Hans Rosling clip  Church clip on Muslim Demographics
  40. 40. Skill City: Asian Answers… to Asian Questions skillcity.co Part 2: Engineers as leaders  Expectations from the world  Your personality type  Challenges
  41. 41. Skill City: Asian Answers… to Asian Questions skillcity.co Expectations from the world The American Society for Engineering Education  The Engineer of 2020 Project A high-risk, high-pay-off approach for the future of US engineering education  9 attributes
  42. 42. Skill City: Asian Answers… to Asian Questions skillcity.co 9 attributes of engineer of 2020! 1. Strong analytical skills 2. Practical ingenuity, creativity; innovator 3. Good communication skills 4. Business, management skills 5. High ethical standards, professionalism 6. Dynamic/agile/resilient/flexible 7. Lifelong learner 8. Able to put problems in their socio-technical and operational context 9. Adaptive leader
  43. 43. Skill City: Asian Answers… to Asian Questions skillcity.co Role of engineers in the economy  If you want good manufacturing jobs, one thing you could do is graduate more engineers. Jeffery Immelt, CEO General Electric  More S&P 500 CEOs obtain their bachelors degree in engineering than in any other field. US National Academy of Science, 2007  In the emerging economy of the new century, the team with the most engineers wins . Director Maine Heritage Policy Center
  44. 44. Skill City: Asian Answers… to Asian Questions skillcity.co A world with issues Four key issues  Energy  Transport  Climate change  Waste disposal
  45. 45. Skill City: Asian Answers… to Asian Questions skillcity.co Solution depends on? 1. Technology 2. People Q: Which side engineers are good at?
  46. 46. Skill City: Asian Answers… to Asian Questions skillcity.co Technology/People mix! Innovation: Change through technology Leadership: Change through people Technical ability x leadership = Impact!
  47. 47. Skill City: Asian Answers… to Asian Questions skillcity.co Our numbers maybe right, but…  Math vs trust clip
  48. 48. Skill City: Asian Answers… to Asian Questions skillcity.co Engineers are left-brained? Business leadership is a whole-brain function! A Analysis D Decisions E Evaluation L Logic N Numbers W Words V Verbal Memory Surgeon/Accountant/ Lawyer / Engineer Rational C Colour I Ideas G Gestures A Art R Ribbon F Feelings I Impulse Image Rhythm Emotional
  49. 49. Skill City: Asian Answers… to Asian Questions skillcity.co Engineers on the RIDO scale
  50. 50. Skill City: Asian Answers… to Asian Questions skillcity.co Mostly, engineers are…  Left-brained  Introvert / need ‘alone’ time  Logical/rational/analytical  Practical (not very ‘creative’)  Structured/methodical/process-oriented  Functional expertise vs people skills?
  51. 51. Skill City: Asian Answers… to Asian Questions skillcity.co Two issues 1. Politics 2. Too much hard work!
  52. 52. Skill City: Asian Answers… to Asian Questions skillcity.co 4 styles of political behaviour
  53. 53. Skill City: Asian Answers… to Asian Questions skillcity.co How people are promoted  Research: What takes you ahead at job?  Learning: What does this tell you? (Ashridge, UK) Performance (work) Image (reputation) Exposure (visibility) 10% 30% 60%
  54. 54. Skill City: Asian Answers… to Asian Questions skillcity.co Part 3: Getting Ready!  How you can get ready to lead by using Wali’s Will-skill Matrix
  55. 55. Skill City: Asian Answers… to Asian Questions skillcity.co Some useable examples  Did I say: Inspiring?
  56. 56. Skill City: Asian Answers… to Asian Questions skillcity.co How Steve Jobs did this  46 seconds clip  Lessons: changing the world?
  57. 57. Skill City: Asian Answers… to Asian Questions skillcity.co How Samsung does it!
  58. 58. Skill City: Asian Answers… to Asian Questions skillcity.co 13 pivots of Samsung…1 1938 – Samsung started as a grocer 1. 1940s – groceries → noodles 2. 1950 – selling sugar 3. 1954 – largest woolen mill 4. Late 1950s - insurance and securities 5. 1960 – black & white TVs 6. 1980 – phone switch boards & fax systems
  59. 59. Skill City: Asian Answers… to Asian Questions skillcity.co 13 pivots of Samsung…2 7. 1987 – founder dies; department stores, chemicals & logistics, paper/telecom and electronics 8. 1980 – investment in electronic facilities 9. 1990 – investing → construction 10. 1990s – downsizing and merging during recession 11. Late 1990s – largest memory chip manufacturer 12. 1995 – chips → LCDs; largest flat screen TV manufacturer 13. 2010 – LCDs → smartphones
  60. 60. Skill City: Asian Answers… to Asian Questions skillcity.co How a child does this  Indian tree fall clip
  61. 61. Skill City: Asian Answers… to Asian Questions skillcity.co Before anything, you need a goal  What do you want to achieve, say, in 5 years?  Take 3 minutes  Try as much clarity/foresight as you can  Be as ambitious/crazy as you can!  It doesn’t need to be about money  Tell people around you
  62. 62. Skill City: Asian Answers… to Asian Questions skillcity.co Your BIG goals?  What are they?
  63. 63. Skill City: Asian Answers… to Asian Questions skillcity.co How some others will use 5 years  The 5 years clip
  64. 64. Skill City: Asian Answers… to Asian Questions skillcity.co To achieve your goal  What you need is…  five BIG things
  65. 65. Skill City: Asian Answers… to Asian Questions skillcity.co The first two 1. Will 2. Skill
  66. 66. Skill City: Asian Answers… to Asian Questions skillcity.co Wali on will & skill To succeed as a leader, engineers need Will and Skill
  67. 67. Skill City: Asian Answers… to Asian Questions skillcity.co Will & Skill  Will = desire, hunger, drive, ambition, willingness, your reason for being, mindset  Skill = ability, competence, capability, something you are known for, niche, skillset Let’s watch a clip from Shaolin Soccer
  68. 68. Skill City: Asian Answers… to Asian Questions skillcity.co Wali’s Will-Skill Matrix v1
  69. 69. Skill City: Asian Answers… to Asian Questions skillcity.co The next two 3. Focus 4. Energy
  70. 70. Skill City: Asian Answers… to Asian Questions skillcity.co Focus-Energy Matrix ENERGY High Distraction 40% Procrastination 30% Purposefulness 10% Disengagement 20% High FOCUS Low Bruch & Ghoshal study for Harvard Business Review
  71. 71. Skill City: Asian Answers… to Asian Questions skillcity.co Why focus matters?  Focus clip
  72. 72. Skill City: Asian Answers… to Asian Questions skillcity.co How disengagement wastes you  Boring job clip
  73. 73. Skill City: Asian Answers… to Asian Questions skillcity.co Procrastination/distraction
  74. 74. Skill City: Asian Answers… to Asian Questions skillcity.co The fifth 5. The Flow
  75. 75. Skill City: Asian Answers… to Asian Questions skillcity.co The Flow? Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi: Good business: Leadership, Flow and the Making of Meaning
  76. 76. Skill City: Asian Answers… to Asian Questions skillcity.co The Flow  David Beckham clip
  77. 77. Skill City: Asian Answers… to Asian Questions skillcity.co All of this, with team work  Teamwork clip
  78. 78. Skill City: Asian Answers… to Asian Questions skillcity.co In summary… Engineers will be ready to lead if you: 1. Have a worthwhile goal 2. Have a high will and a high skill 3. Work with high focus and high energy 4. Move to a higher-level challenge (flow) when things become routinised
  79. 79. Skill City: Asian Answers… to Asian Questions skillcity.co Before we end, the final 3 pieces  What leads to success clip  Of eight things, what is your pick?
  80. 80. Skill City: Asian Answers… to Asian Questions skillcity.co The right thing vs the easy thing!  Rise and shine clip  This clip will guide you how to create global success and become Olympians!
  81. 81. Skill City: Asian Answers… to Asian Questions skillcity.co Finally, remember  Every time you fall clip
  82. 82. Skill City: Asian Answers… to Asian Questions skillcity.co Thank you! Wali Zahid skillcity@live.com www.skillcity.co +92 300 820 1 88 9 +971 50 2 55 3 88 7 +973 3416 0522
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