Added on 20/12/2012
Amazon.com , CEO , Economy , Education , Entrepreneur , Facebook , Google+ , Jordan , Malcolm Gladwell , Social Media
NASEEM TARAWNAH: It’s not about spinning logos, Facebook likes or fancy events – real entrepreneurship is about engagement.
Added on 01/10/2012
James M. Dorsey
Austria , Bahrain , CEO , Champion’s League , EUR , Football , Geneva , GFH Capital Limited , investment bank , Leeds , Leeds United Supporters Trust , Malaga , Middle East , Premier League , Qatar , Sultan Al Nahyan , Swiss Super League , the Champions League , United Arab Emirates , United Kingdom
JAMES M. DORSEY: The key question for Leeds supporters should be who is the investor and what is the purpose of the acquisition; those are questions that have yet to be answered.
Added on 04/08/2012
The View From Fez
airline , Aviation , Casablanca , CEO , Easyjet , Economy , EUR , Madrid , Marrakech , Moroccan government , Morocco , Paris , Ryanair , Spain , Tangier
THE VIEW FROM FEZ: First it was Ryanair, now it’s Easyjet. The outlook for Morocco’s tourism industry looks grim.
Added on 24/07/2012
James M. Dorsey
2022 World Cup , Al Ain , Asian Football Confederation , Australia , CEO , Confederation of African Football , Emir , FIFA , Fifa World Cup , Finance , Football , Hamad Bin Khalifa al Thani , independent auditor , Japan , Jordan , Kuala Lumpur , Kuwait , Mohammed bin Hammam , Mr. Bin , President , Qatar , Qatar 2022 , Singapore , South Korea , Sydney , Television network , United Arab Emirates , United States , World Sport Group
JAMES M. DORSEY: The appointment by Qatari and UAE soccer bodies of individuals who worked with Mohammed bin Hamman raises more questions
Added on 28/06/2012
CEO , Dubai , Emirates ID Authority , Gulf News , Ramadan , Telecommunications , Telecommunications Regulatory Authority , UAE , United Arab Emirates
ALEXANDER MC NABB: Time to ready yourself for another pointless exercise in waste-of-time bureaucracy – SIM card re-registering. Great.
Added on 29/03/2012
James M. Dorsey
Africa , Al Ahly , Al Zamalek , Atlantic coast , Bloomberg , Cairo , CEO , East Africa , Egypt , Etisalat , European parliament , Facebook , Football , Hosni Mubarak , Media , Middle East , North Africa , PR , President , Press , Saudi Arabia , Security services , Soccer , Tahrir Square , Telecommunications , Twitter , United Arab Emirates
JAMES M. DORSEY: It’s been a bad year for Vodafone in Egypt. Are the problems of their own making?
Added on 24/02/2012
Airbus , America , Asia , Australia , BBC , Brunei , CEO , China , Deng Xiaoping , Department of Defense , Europe , Hawaii , Hilary Clinton , Leon Panetta , Malaysia , Natural gas , North Atlantic Treaty Organization , Obama , Oil , Philippines , President , Reuters , Robert Gates , Secretary of State , South China , South China Sea , United States , Vietnam
RAMZY BAROUD: Leaders of adjacent countries might find themselves forced to choose sides in a conflict over resources and military presence.
Added on 18/01/2012
Common Ground News Service
Baghdad , CEO , Cyprus , East Africa , Iraq , Iraqi government , Israel , Middle East , North Africa , Sabah , Singer
NAAVA MASHIAH, CGNEWS: I have a love of Arabic music and poetry to an extent that baffles my father. Not unusual really since we’re Israeli Jews
Added on 17/01/2012
James M. Dorsey
2022 World Cup , Africa , Al Mannai , Alcohol , Atlantic coast , Barak Obama , Ben Ali , CBS News , CEO , CEO of Qatar , constitutional law , Doha , East Africa , Emir , Energy , Europe , FIFA , Hamad Bin Khalifa al Thani , Middle East , Mohammed Abdul Wahhab , Noora Al Mannai , North Africa , Olympics 2020 , President , Qatar , Qatar Airways , Qatar University , Saudi Arabia , Tunisia , United States , Zine El Abedine Ben Ali
JAMES M. DORSEY: The debate will determine Qatar’s effort to become a global sports hub, and its positioning as a forward-looking sponsor of change.
Added on 12/01/2012
James M. Dorsey
2022 World Cup , Africa , airline , Al Ahly , Al Mannai , Asia , Bashar al-Assad , Brazil , CEO , CEO of Qatar , Doha , East Africa , Egypt , FIFA , Fifa World Cup , Iran , Japan , Latin America , Libya , Middle East , Noora Al Mannai , North Africa , Olympics 2020 , President , Qatar , Qatar 2022 , Qatar Airways , Saudi Arabia , Syria , Television network , The Wall Street Journal , Tunisia , Twitter , Yemen
JAMES M. DORSEY: Alcohol has been banned on the Pearl Qatar, dubbed the ‘Arab Riviera’. It’s the latest manifestation of internal discord.
Added on 10/12/2011
CEO , Energy , Jeddah , Saudi Arabia
CROSSROADS ARABIA: It’s a matter of great sensitivity for the authorities but it appears that the time is drawing close when everyone in Saudi Arabia will have to pay for this precious resource.
Added on 22/10/2011
CEO , Middle East , Project Manager , Saudi Arabia
“You have to realise”, the colleague said, “no project we undertake makes sense unless preceded by three hidden words: “The appearance of….”
Added on 07/10/2011
Apple , Bill Gates , CEO , IBM , Intel , IPad , iPhone , IPod , Microsoft , Nokia , Operating system , Steve Jobs , Tim Berners-Lee , United Kingdom , United States , US government
ALEXANDER MCNABB: There’s little doubt Steve Jobs was an arrogant bastard. I’ve never met him but the absolute certitude shone through in everything he did.
Added on 02/07/2011
Abu Dhabi , AED , CEO , UAE , United Arab Emirates , United Kingdom
PAUL MALONEY: While both nations have trumpeted the importance of a vibrant SME sector, too often it is often the little guy who overlooked.
Added on 04/06/2011
Argentina , Bahrain , Blogging , CEO , Conventional media , Dubai , Facebook , Food and Drink , Mahmoud Ahmadinejad , Middle East , Osama , Print media , Rwanda , Social Media , Social networking , South Africa , The Huffington Post , United States
STEVE ROYSTON: “If you manage to persuade your CEO to write a blog, you’d better make sure he or she writes lively content. Otherwise their blog will have the opposite effect…”
Added on 14/03/2011
Afghanistan , CEO , Education , Germany , Literature , Monty Python
JAMES MULLAN: A theme evolved during the sessions at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, the debt every creative person owes inspirational teachers.
Added on 07/03/2011
Bahrain , Bahrain Central Bank , Beijing , CEO , China , Employment , Facebook , Libya , National Aeronautics and Space Administration , Twitter
STEVE ROYSTON: Too often, financiers ignore the blindingly obvious questions. Who is this person or team in whom I am going to invest?
Added on 12/01/2011
Bahrain , CEO , China , Entrepreneur , Entrepreneurship , Europe , Far East , Finance , George Mason University , India , Japan , Malaysia , Malcolm Gladwell , Middle East , Nigeria , OECD , Saudi Arabia , Singapore , Somalia , South Africa , South Korea , United Kingdom , United States
STEVE ROYSTON: Creating an entrepreneurial culture in a country, as Professor Daniel Isenberg pointed out, requires determination, and a lot of money
Added on 26/11/2010
Abdullah , Bahrain , CEO , Dubai , Facebook , Jeddah , Malcolm Gladwell , Mazen Nahawi , Middle East , News Group International , Pepsi , President , Saudi Arabia , Social Media , Social networking , Sultan Al Bazie , The New Yorker , United Kingdom
STEVE ROYSTON: Successful companies tend not to fire their communications people. That’s not to say that politics, ambition and personal fiefdoms won’t get in the way
Added on 07/10/2010
Shelina Zahra Janmohamed
CEO , Demographics
Recent marketing and advertising research concludes that ‘Muslims are diverse’. Why can’t Muslims be of the same opinion?