E63: Dan Moskel Interviews Ahmed Al Kiremli About his Employment & Entrepreneurial Journey

Ahmed Al Kiremli

(Serial Entrepreneur, Author, Business Advisor and Efficiency Expert)

Ahmed Al Kiremli Picture

How Ahmed Al Kiremli Started his Entrepreneurial Journey, Why Ahmed Al Kiremli was Fascinated about the Corporate World in Dubai after Leaving Iraq then he Decided to Quit the Corporate World

Dan Moskel is The Founder of Dan Moskel University, Author of over 9 Books, Expert in Self Publishing, Video Marketing, and Content Marketing

Video Interview

With English and Arabic Subtitle



Ahmed Al Kiremli – Entrepreneur, Investor, International Speaker, Startup & Business Advisor, Efficiency Expert, Movies Critic and Author

About Ahmed Al Kiremli 

As an Entrepreneur, Efficiency Expert, Author and Business Advisor, I’ve worn many hats during my life. I’m the Author of the Coming Soon Book The Transition from Employee to Efficient Entrepreneur, I’m also the Founder of Several Brands in Different Industries like Be Efficient Tv, IRAQI TOUCH Restaurant, Games Corner a Unique Gaming Franchise, Best Movie Ratings App, Climb and Slide Kids Playground, Plan Design Market Digital Marketing Service, and undertaken or invested in myriad projects.

I now Manage all My Businesses from my Sofa at Home or from Anywhere in the World, I Enjoy Writing, Speaking, and Consulting, I live in Dubai, I Used to Be Iraqi no.1 Squash Player for 7 Years, Played 10 Years for the National Team & Still Playing Squash in Dubai League & Some Other Tournaments. I Love Learning, Business & Life Efficiency, Productivity Tools, Adding Value, Challenges, Legacy, The Internet, Movies, Restaurants and Squash.

I Teach Individuals & Organisations how to Be 10x More Efficient in their Business & Life with the Minimum Amount of Time, Effort and Cost, also How to Acquire & Leverage new Skills & Opportunities and Maintain a Healthy Work-Life Balance. Learn More About Me >>>

I Speak about Business & Life Efficiency, Productivity, Entrepreneurship, Personal Finance, Digital Marketing, Outsourcing and Branding. Check my Availablity >>>

As an Entrepreneur, Efficiency Expert, Author and Business Maverick, Al Kiremli has worn many hats during his career. In the last decade alone he has created the world’s first Iraqi food franchise, a unique gaming brand, and undertaken or invested in myriad projects. Thanks to his perseverance, his innate belief that every day brings with it the opportunity to learn something new, and his ability to adapt and navigate any obstacles he encounters, he has made each of his “hats” fit. If you were to ask Ahmed Al Kiremli why he’s as successful as he is today, he’d tell you it’s because he’s failed in the past, and learned from those failures.

An endless seeker of knowledge, Al Kiremli holds an MBA from the University of Phoenix, AZ. Supplementing his acquired knowledge and experience through books, seminars and the mentorship of experts, he has managed to continue incorporating his love for learning into his everyday life. In his career, he has used this thirst for knowledge, both the acquiring and sharing of it, to straddle the line between corporate strategist and entrepreneur.

He has tackled such varied challenges as implementing strategic change within decades old companies to establishing and franchising his own Iraqi fast/casual dining brand (IRAQI TOUCH); the first Iraqi food franchise in the world. Along the way, he created an inventive gaming brand (Games Corner) leveraging “dead space” within malls and subsequently franchised the concept, provided tactical leadership to leading regional brands and used his in-depth knowledge of internet marketing to optimally position his brands. He continues to explore new concepts, either his own or unique investment opportunities, daily, and stays true to his overriding passion: to learn all he can, and share that knowledge with others.

Alongside this drive, Al Kiremli has kept striving to find the ideal balance between work and life, developing innovative methods of managing his ever increasing workload in ways that allow him to combine his love for life, and his love for work.  He has streamlined his operations through a combination of outsourcing and productive delegation among other methodologies, freeing up time to allow him to continue developing new concepts, and identifying new opportunities.

A firm believer in the principle that says the right mindset, a willingness to learn, persistence, and a belief in the dreams that drive us combined with the will to take action are the main keys to success means that Al Kiremli has developed a sixth sense which has led him to seizing opportunities others may discard. It’s by taking these educated risks that he’s succeeded, and today, he has taken his myriad talents and varied experience and combined what he has learn into the premise for his new book; one that deals with the ever important topic of transitioning from employee to efficient entrepreneur.

If you ask Al Kiremli what tomorrow will bring, he’ll tell you he doesn’t know; all he’s sure of is that whatever it is he’ll learn from it, grow, succeed and ensure it endures as part of his legacy. After all, for an entrepreneur who managed to find the time to acquire new skills, seek out and embrace new opportunities while maintaining balance in his life through creative management, all while becoming a professional squash player: anything’s possible.

What Ahmed Al Kiremli says about himself?

When working with someone, I believe it is important for you to know a little bit about that someone. If you are not already familiar with me, my name is Ahmed Al Kiremli. As an entrepreneur, I have started several of my own businesses. I am also an investor as well as an efficiency expert to individuals and companies. In that capacity, I am also frequently called upon to provide mentorships to CEOs and other individuals.

One of the questions that I am frequently asked is what exactly is it that I do. My specialty lies in seeking out new, innovative and more efficient ways to improve business processes as well as everyday life habits. This is an area in which I am intimately familiar. I know whereof I speak. By implementing such efficiency methods and business processes in my own life and career, I have been fortunate enough to experience a high degree of success, including establishing a variety of brands, such as the first Iraqi franchise restaurant in the world (IRAQI TOUCH). Other business enterprises that I have founded include the world’s best movie ratings app (Best Movie Ratings), a kids’ playground concept (Climb and Slide), and a unique video gaming brand (Games Corner).

Needless to say, I have worn many hats during the course of my career and I am continually seeking out and exploring new endeavors on an international and local basis. At the same time, I also continue to look for new and innovative ways in which I can become more efficient.

It is precisely those techniques that I teach to clients in my efficiency consultancy business. You see, I believe that we all have dreams, goals, and desires. We all want to do more. The differentiating factor that results in some people being able to accomplish those goals while others only dream about them is that some people are able to overcome obstacles and work more efficiently while others are not. I strongly believe that every day brings with it the opportunity to learn something new. I have certainly faced many challenges in my own life, yet I continued to persevere, and adapt to any challenges that came way. At some point, we have all failed in the past. I have had my own share of failures, yet I learned something from each of those failures.

Many people call themselves lifelong learners. I think of myself as an endless seeker of knowledge. Along with holding an MBA from the University of Phoenix, I continue to supplement my knowledge and experience with seminars, books (an average of 2 books per week), and expert mentors. Today, I deploy that same thirst for knowledge as a way to not only enhance my own education but also to share it.

As an efficiency consultant, I teach others how to find the time necessary to acquire new skills, how to not only seek out but embrace each day’s new opportunities, and maintain a healthy balance in life through creative management. I not only believe that anything is possible; I can show you how to achieve it.

Helpful Links to Connect with Ahmed Al Kiremli

Ahmed Al Kiremli website: https://www.ahmedalkiremli.com
Ahmed Al Kiremli Facebook fan page: https://www.facebook.com/ahmedalkiremlifanpage
Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/AhmedAlKiremli
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AhmedAlKiremli
Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/AhmedAlKiremli
Google+: https://plus.google.com/+AhmedAlKiremliProfile

About Me: https://about.me/AhmedAlKiremli
About page: https://www.ahmedalkiremli.com/about/
Speaking Page: https://www.ahmedalkiremli.com/book-ahmed-to-speak/

Brands & Projects Founded by Ahmed Al Kiremli  

IRAQI TOUCH website: https://www.IRAQITOUCH.com
IRAQI TOUCH fan page: https://www.facebook.com/iraqitouch
Games Corner website: https://www.GamesCorner.com/
Games Corner fan page: https://www.facebook.com/gamescornerfanpage
Climb and Slide website: https://www.ClimbandSlide.com
Climb and Slide fan page: https://www.facebook.com/climbandslide
Website of Best Movie Ratings: https://BestMovieRatings.com/
Best Movie Ratings on the App Store (Free Version): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/best-movie-ratings-lite/id865942780?mt=8
Best Movie Ratings on the App Store (Paid Version): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/best-movie-ratings/id687932165?mt=8
Best Movie Ratings fan page: https://www.facebook.com/bestmovieratings
Plan Design Market: https://www.plandesignmarket.com/
Be Efficient TV: https://beefficient.wpengine.com/ (Launching Soon)
Be Efficient Tv Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/BeEfficientTV
Other products & Services Page: https://www.ahmedalkiremli.com/products-services/

Interview Questions

Can you share the story of growing up in Iraq, and how you came to be in Dubai, with two successful businesses?

Tell us about your first business in Iraq

Why did you quit the employment life

How did you start your Entrepreneurial Journey

Can you share a little about your coming book … what’s it about, your reasons for writing it …

Any keys / words of wisdom to pass along to people that are working to become successful

Correct me, if I’m wrong, please. You’re accepting franchise applications for Iraqi Touch, and Games Corner? And in a perfect world we’ll generate some additional interest in BeEfficient TV, and in your upcoming book.

If there’s any additional questions, or points you’d like to make