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6 Dope Strategies for Attracting and Retaining World-Class Gen Z Talent

They’re here! There’s a whole lot of them and they’re about to invade the labour scene. What exactly do we know about them—those people born between 1997 to 2012—the so-called “Gen-Z” or “Zoomers?” These are not just your very young millennials. They are a different breed, with a unique set of qualities.   And if you’re […]

Banking Confidential: The One Investment That Never Fails

It was June 27, 1967. Reg Varney, a television show host, stepped in front of a clunky contraption at Barclay’s branch in Enfield, North London, and withdrew money from a “cash machine”—the first in history.   At the time, that historic teller-less transaction was at the bleeding edge of modern banking. Today, we sigh at the […]

Bahrain: The Little Engine That Could

With a land area of just 760 sq. km., and home to a population of 1.7 million, Bahrain now has 100% 5G coverage. When a country is half the size of London, it’s that much easier to blanket the whole country with 5G capability. The smallest country in the Middle East, and third in Asia, […]

Qatar: Taking Flight?

It is one of the world’s most valuable brands—winning “World’s Best Airline” multiple times, recognized as “the only airline to fly continuously throughout the pandemic.” 2021’s “Airline of the Year”— Qatar Airways. Qatar Airways named Airline of the Year 2021 by AirlineRatings. The airline has also clinched the Best Middle East Airline, Best Catering, and […]

KuwaIT’s Big Bet On Tech

TV was big in the 90s. Holding a remote control then was as powerful as holding an iPhone today. You’d have shows like “The Simpsons” and “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.” If you watched the news sometime between January 17 to February 28 1991, you’d be treated to surreal scenes of “Operation Desert Storm”—the campaign […]

On Labour: How UAE Can Have Its Cake and Eat It Too!

Did you know that there are more Indians in the UAE than there are Emiratis? In fact, there are over twice as many Indians. There are more Pakistanis too! The United Arab Emirates is one of those rare countries where expats outnumber locals. Of the 10 million people living in the UAE, 88% are expats. […]

How An Oil Giant Is Weaning Itself From Crude

After the United States, The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is the top oil-producing country in the world—underwriting 12% of the global supply. When it struck oil in the fields of Dammam back in March of 1938, Saudi’s revenues have increasingly depended on the “black gold” that powers much of the world’s activities—from manufacturing to transport. […]

What a Big, Fat Fella in a Red Suit Can Teach Us About Super-Productivity

If you believe every day is Christmas, then this post is just right on time. The “fella” in the red suit? Why it’s Santa, of course. Whether you believe in him or not, he does make for a convenient vehicle or jump-off point for learning about working smart in the 21st century. So what can […]

So…You Don’t Think You Need Tech Support? (Hold my beer.)

Had the whole thing pushed through last 2020, it would have showcased all the latest innovations and technological marvels: autonomous taxis shuttling spectators from airports to hotels to sporting venues, robots assisting athletes with their luggage, gadgets instantly translating one language to another, and a man-made meteor shower, for starters. The Olympics. #Olympics #Tokyo2020 #Japan […]