Aby Sam Thomas is the Editor in Chief of Entrepreneur Middle East. He’s been working in journalism since 2011, prior to which he was an analyst programmer with Accenture, where he worked with J. P. Morgan Chase's investment banking arm at offices in Mumbai, London, and New York. He holds a Master's Degree in Journalism from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York.
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"Take the time to find out what could potentially get you out of the rut you find yourselves in, and then, just follow through on it."
Radisson Hotel Group's Tim Cordon on balancing flexibility and (meticulous) detail in the hospitality industry.
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How do we cope when there is no perception of hours, or days, or weeks- or when we come to the realization that half a year has just gone by?
#UbuntuLoveChallenge In Action: More Than AED700,000 Disbursed by Sheraa and CE-Ventures To 11 Startups In The UAE
The enterprises that have benefited from this collaboration include The Tempest, Point Checkout, Rentsher, Grocart, 3DInova, Bookends, AEBISS, Mr. Draper, ProTenders, The Mawada Project, and Outreal XR.
Dubai-Headquartered Emaar Eliminates Job Titles For All Personnel, Including Founder Mohamed Alabbar
In an email sent to staff, this move toward holacracy within the organization, while precipitated by the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, is being done to reiterate the company's "focus on talent, not titles."
"A good leader should be humble, and have a generous heart to welcome team members with comprehensive backgrounds and believe in them."
Let's drop the act, let's be real, and let's have everyone feel like they can be themselves- without our judgment, and with our support.
In three years, startAD has graduated 118 global startups that have raised US$50 million, secured over 50 pilots with corporations, generated $15 million in revenue annually, and created over 250 jobs.
Based on the African philosophy of ubuntu, which means "I am because we are," the #UbuntuLoveChallenge is an effort at bringing together people to combat the hardships we face right now, and thus address these problems in a collective manner, so as to realize a better future for us all.
"During these unprecedented times, it's a question of whether organizations will be humanizing and supporting each other, rather than seeing it as an opportunity to capitalize on the misfortune of others."
At the end of the day, it's good to remember that one's behavior in the worst situations is often the best indicator of how one really is, and that's something to keep in mind for now- and for later.
Leenders is someone who has seen his life play out in Central America, South America, Europe, Australia, and now the Middle East, and as such, he has a plethora of stories, insights, and experiences to share.
Having launched in 1982 in Beirut, Lebanon, this family business expanded to the UAE in 2012, and Mirodec has steadily built itself up to be known as one of the market leaders in this particular space.
Dubai-based startup Okadoc makes history by closing the largest ever Series A round for a healthtech startup in the MENA region