14 May

Robert Lacey on Morning Joe

The Carter Doctrine was a policy proclaimed by President of the United States Jimmy Carter in his State of the Union Address on January 23 1980, which stated that the United States would use military force if necessary to defend its national interests in the Persian Gulf region.

The doctrine was a response to the 1979 invasion of Afghanistan by the Soviet Union, and was intended to deter the Soviet Union—the Cold War adversary of the United States—from seeking hegemony in the Persian Gulf.

After stating that Soviet troops in Afghanistan posed “a grave threat to the free movement of Middle East oil,” Carter proclaimed: Read More

02 Apr

Is online MBA worth your Money ?

Obtaining an MBA degree means that you will have to invest significant time and money, so the question remains: is an MBA title worth your investment?

For a longer period of time you will have to combine family responsibilities with professional obligations and an intensive education. Not a simple task that why we have created a list of the cheapest online MBA.

The editors of Smart Choice/SuperScholar researched all regionally and AACSB/ACBSP/IACBE accredited online MBA programs in the U.S. and this resulted in probably the most objective ranking of online MBA programs. The ranking is based on issues that students find most important.

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07 Mar

I kind of miss my youthful ignorance

You know those times when you figure something out, or when something suddenly makes sense to you, or you realize that something is actually this when all this time you’ve thought it was that? And when it hits you, you’re all, A-ha! It all makes sense now!

My mom used to call them ‘A-ha! moments’, which, between you and me, sounds like something Oprah would say, but hey. That’s what she called them.

I had one of those moments today.

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10 Feb

The Saudi Enigma

Nothing is easier than to denounce the evil-doer. Nothing is more difficult than to understand him (Fyodor Dostoevsky – The Possessed)

Robert Lacey chose this famous Dostoevsky phrase to open his new book ‘Inside the Kingdom’ for the reason that he wanted to have an understanding of the traumatic events of 9/11 and the country that provided the majority (15) of the in total nineteen hijackers on the airplanes that were involved in this tragedy.

The kingdom of Saudi Arabia never really was the place to be a favorite in the western hemisphere, and to be honest, how could you appreciate a nation that charges $70 or even more for something that is costing them below $10 to produce – and next brings you terrorists at the same time? Read More

22 Jan

Best Way To Prepare for SAT

The other day I received a question about SAT practice books — which I used and how I prepared for the test.

Once you’ve taken it, you’ll have a good idea what to expect — what types of questions are on it, the typical time limits, and so forth. When you come back and take the test a second time, you’ll know much better what to expect and be far more prepared.

Personally, I didn’t use any SAT books, I did some practice tests provided by the website mycareertools and  I took the practice tests there without buying a book. I studied and  I guess I got lucky with my test and I was happy enough with the score not to bother retaking the SAT. In the end, I didn’t buy any book, I just “winged” the test and that managed to work out.

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18 Dec

Newsmax.tv Lacey: Fears of Sharia Law Takeover in West

Robert Lacey, who recently completed a second book about Saudi Arabia, says the country’s government consists largely of pro-Western moderates.

“The moderates in Saudi Arabia would dearly love to push all the bearded extremists on to a boat and send them off into the sea,” Lacey told Newsmax.TV. His new book is “Inside the Kingdom: Kings, Clerics, Modernists, Terrorists, and the Struggle for Saudi Arabia.”

Seventeen of the ministers in Saudi Arabia’s cabinet hold master’s degrees and Ph.D’s from American universities, Lacey said. Read More

05 Nov

High School Life

high_lifeHigh school is no fun if you are always serious. In fact, it is much more enjoyable if you get into a little bit of trouble every once in awhile.

That is why it is necessary for you to mess around every now and then. A little.

Getting a detention is not the end of the world. If people look at you like one of those perfect students, you are not going to have many friends. In fact, you’ll probably get made fun of for being a dork.  It is fine if you put effort into your classes and everything, but you really need to mess around once in awhile. Read More

07 Sep

What you should know about MBA Requirements

MBA - Master of Business AdministrationMany students ask us what are the MBA requirements so this post is all about it. To be accepted in one of the business schools, you must meet the necessary prerequisites.

These MBA requirements may differ from school to school but there are basic requirements that apply to each and every school.

To be considered for an MBA program in a business school in the US, you must complete at least 16 years of undergraduate studies including a four year degree course in college. Next off, you must comply with the admission process of the school you are applying.

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18 Aug

“Terrorist Rehab?” aired on PBS

New York – Can terrorists be rehabilitated with kindness? On Friday, May 8 at 8:30 PM NOW on PBS partners with best-selling author and journalist Robert Lacey (The Kingdom, Majesty) to investigate the surprising success of Saudi Arabia’s approach to dealing with terrorists and extremists –without torture or water-boarding.

Given extraordinary access to the Saudi Arabian Interior Ministry and its practices, Lacey visits terrorist rehabilitation camps that use ‘soft policing’ tactics to be NICE to the bad guys. Read More