Tuesday, 19 June 2018 11:59

Five Risks to Consider When Starting a Business

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Nothing can provide more excitement and uncertainty than starting a business. Creating something of your own, to build and be nurtured, is a great opportunity to find success and personal satisfaction. There are many aspects to consider while embarking on the startup journey. Time, money, and support are all important to think about when getting a business off the ground. Anticipating the risks before jumping in is frequently a missed step. No one starts a business hoping to fail so by analysing the risk factors you will provide yourself with a plan to ensure long-term success and profitability. As a successful business owner since 2006, CEO and Founder of Design Haus Medy, Medy Navani, gives some insights on risks to consider before starting your own business.

By Sean Hird

 

The UAE has always been an engine for change in the Middle East and the next big transformation is just around the corner.

Tuesday, 12 June 2018 10:28

Radio and Education: Where is the link?

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Since its invention in 1895, radio has presented opportunities galore.
It did not just stop at sharing information or playing music but has transformed into a medium of effective communication for people all over the world. 

Tuesday, 12 June 2018 07:34

Providing Inspiration at Work

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There is a true distinction between being a boss and being a leader. A true leader can inspire their employees, finding ways to use this as a motivator and bringing their team together. Many companies misinterpret providing increased salaries and benefits as the only means to get value from employees. Although this is a great incentive, it is not something that reigns much loyalty in the long run, not to mention can be quite cost heavy.

Monday, 11 June 2018 06:28

Five Tips to Nail That Job Interview

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Looking for a job can be a daunting task and many times it takes sending more resumes than we care to admit before receiving the elusive phone call to come in for an interview. You may think that getting the interview was the hard part, but as many of us know, a job interview is nerve wrecking, to say the least. Whether applying for a summer job or your dream position, we all get hit with pre-interview nerves. Interviews are inevitable so being able to do it well is an important skill if you wish to have career progression in the future. Luckily, like any skill, it can be honed and shaped with practice and experience, each becoming easier than the last.

Sunday, 10 June 2018 07:35

Invest in Style That Ages Gracefully

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Words by Sally Sarieddine, Designer, LaLaQueen

 

We all want to look great as we age, but indeed, so should our clothing and accessories. A woman who ages gracefully can be considered “timeless”, regardless of the decade she is currently in. This woman radiates confidence, wisdom, and carries herself elegantly. And her clothing, or in fact any piece she sports, should equally reflect the soul and experience she exudes.

Sunday, 10 June 2018 07:03

How to Become a Professional Networker

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With the exponential growth of Social Media platforms and the continual requirement for an online presence, our “offline” etiquette is at times neglected. This, however, is where true personal connections are made, through face to face interaction with others, allowing for the exploration of beneficial affiliations and the development of professional relationships.

Thursday, 07 June 2018 09:05

Finding Success in Your Career

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From the age of 18, many of us have already experienced our first taste of the working world. Though not every job we start out in is the one that will define our future, every step we take provides important lessons, building upon our skills and pushing us forward. Finding success in your career requires a multitude of components, some you will be aware of and others will come as realizations in the future. All experiences are important and at every stage of our careers, we need to continually look towards the future and plan the best strategy to achieve our goals to accomplish success. However, it is not always clear on the best approach to make sure we are making beneficial choices to land the successful career we aspire to. Luckily, Medy Navani, Founder and Creative Director of Design Haus Medy, gives his advice to ensure you have the essential tools required to succeed in your chosen career.

Roger Wilson, Managing Director of Perkins+Will’s Dubai studio, explains how master planning is a key component to future proofing return on investment for developers:

 

Perkins+Will approaches master planning as more than the creation of traditional, static documents. Its master plans serve as an operational platform to drive future development and responds to change over time. At the same time, a master plan should capture the uniqueness of place and project a strong voice and vision for the future, so that it becomes a tool for creating identity and authenticity. The result is a living plan that generates momentum towards implementation, and ultimately, a built project with lasting presence. Delivered well, a master plan can transform a site, release capital, provide for the future and utilise buildings and external space more effectively.

By: Alp Uysal; Head of Strategy, Technology, Sustainability & Public Affairs for Ericsson Middle East & Africa

 

According to the most recent installation of Ericsson’s biannual Mobility Report[1], as 5G wireless technology is rolled out, millennials will become the largest generational segment and in their prime years of consumer spending. As the youngest members of the millennial cohort – those born between the early 1980s and early 2000s[2]— have begun to enter the workforce, in turn accumulating more disposable income, this generation has been shaping up to become the most valuable generation by global marketing standards. Arguably the most influential consumer contingent to date, it’s no wonder why the efforts to target and capture the revenue potential associated with the millennial segment is pervasive.

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