Talal Dhulaymi:
 for Love ... the Impossible
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30 seconds delves into the psyche of Talal Dhulaymi, chairman, Promoaction DDB, and chairman & CEO, Landmark PR & Events.


"Living life to the full, giving as best as I could."


What kills you most?

Human suffering, injustice and double standards.

What gets you up in the morning?

Crystal clear ideas, things to do.

What happened to your childhood dreams?

Changed direction from politics to business.

What distinguishes you from others?

Almost no enmity.

What do you need most?


Do you think that anyone can become an artist?

No, even talent is not enough to make an artist.

Where are you from?

The Hejaz, Western Saudi Arabia, as its history and geography are epitomised in the city of Jeddah.

Do you feel your situation is enviable?

It depends on the others; personally I am content.

What have you given up on?

Social relations, except a few.

What do you do with your money?

Enjoying life in a profound way.

What moves you?

Heroism, magnanimity.

What are your favourite pleasures?

Reading, music, and travel.

What would you like to receive for your birthday?

A birthday cake with the family.

Name three living artists that you hate most?

There is no hatred in my heart.

What or whom do you defend?

Our planet earth and human rights.

What are you capable of refusing?

A highly paid job.

What are you capable of doing in the name of love?

The impossible.

What are you blamed for?

Being rather idealistic in the world of business.

What does art bring to you?

Ecstasy, exaltation.

Who do you think you are?

Talal Dhulaymi.

What drives you nuts?

Lying, hypocrisy.

Write your own epitaph?


Under what form would you like to come back as?

God gifted creature; human being.

What was the last book you read?

Harvard Business Review on Mergers & Acquisitions

Do you like animals?

I like to watch them.

Why did you choose advertising (communication)?

Advertising chose me.

Who is the woman of your dreams? Honestly!

My dreams evolved into reality...Alhamdoulillah.

What is your philosophy in life?

Living life to the full, giving as best as I could.

What is the most important thing in your life?

My family and my country.

Talk to an alien.
Al-salam Alaikom - Peace on you.