THE AMAD SHOW
One of the advantages I had working in Media City, Dubai, was that ( back then,i’m not sure now) dogs were allowed, so Mr. Coco came to work with me everyday, and through him I got to meet some interesting, creative characters that were my office neighbors. One of those, became our friend, always friendly, always funky and always always smiling, his name Amad. Since, he started The Amad Show ( a podcast series) an intimate sit down with entrepreneurs and creative spirits from around the world. The outsiders. The trailblazers. The fighters and the true believers.
Tell us about yourself Amad.
In my own struggles with finding purpose and direction, I wanted to learn why these people do what they do, how they got to where they are, and what they see themselves to be. By inquiring outward, maybe I can find the courage to begin my own journey inward. My background has always been in digital strategy and e commerce. Collaborating with teams on product marketing and tech. I founded Project Code cultivating digital literacy in the gulf and now am focused on Karavan a VC startup investing in innovative companies in Pakistan.
your greatest inspirations or influences?
Travel is always one of the best sources of inspiration, and conversation. The amount of times I have been sitting in a cafe and started a conversation with a stranger and 3 hours later realized it was exactly what I was craving for is crazy.
What is the amad show,?
The Amad Show, as it has been divined, is an intimate sit down with entrepreneurs, business leaders and creatives across the Middle East. I have slowly been building an email newsletter using Substack, and also Instagram, I was lucky that Apple also reached out to feature me on the iTunes Store.
What do you look for in the kinds of people you choose to interview?
I look for people that I look up to, people that are doing incredibly creative things often under the radar.
Tell us what do you think of social media?
Social media for me is my gateway for travel and meeting new interesting creative people. A lot of the people I interview I find via social media.
Tell us about some creatives in the MIddle East we should definitely know about?
Currently I’m in love with travel and fashion photographers.
Travel because it just makes me want to up and leave (which I do more often than I should), and the fashion photographers these days are just so beautifully poetic with their aesthetic using film I love it!
I read nerdy tech publications and books but I really like: