Baraka Blog

Growing thoughts


On a hot summer afternoon in Dubai I sat in my office contemplating life and my reason for being.  I thought to myself, “if I had 1 month to live, would I be in this job? if not, what would I do? how would I live? what would matter?”. At that time, I was running a multimillion dollar business, that was focused on A SINGLE BOTTOM LINE.. MONEY.

Fast-forward, four years later, I am running baraka, with my business partner Mahmoud, and a group of self-actualizing, inspiring human-beings, change agents, who believe in creating businesses that are driven by a triple bottom line.

We are refining what we do on a regular basis.  One constant in our work is a commitment to values. We firmly believe in socially responsible business practice that puts people and the environment on par or ahead of financial reward. The businesses we are involved in are social/environmental ventures that are both on the ground and in the virtual space.

Rama Chakaki – Co-founder – The Baraka GroupRama2

3 responses to “About

  1. knowledgetoday March 31, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    I love your site. Keep it up !

  2. nabil rashid September 13, 2009 at 2:52 am

    hello rama,

    hope all is well. My name is nabil rashid, and i am part of a small circle of friends that have been working on a project called Peace Day. I’m not sure if you’ve heard of it, we’ve been working on this for the past 2 months or so.

    i came across our contact from a little online jumping (tedxdubai>baraka consulting>your twitter account>your blog 🙂 I’ve skimmed through some of your writing and had to send you a quick note. 1.because your passion for social change is inspiring and 2. because i would love to speak to you about what we’re doing for peace day, and get your thoughts on the issue.

    When u have the time, please visit the website we’ve set up (and veryyyyy proud of :): You can reach me on or directly on 050 875 30 29, would love to have a talk.



  3. OFFENDUM September 19, 2009 at 12:33 am

    You are the most amazing blogger on earth … God Bless you BarakORama =)

    L O V E

    – O

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