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 […]

This Real Estate “Secret” Helped the Industry Make Billions…Even During a Pandemic. (Steal it!)

Housing real estate holds a “secret,” a trick up its sleeves. It’s been helping the industry make billions…despite a historic recession and a raging pandemic. Why is it that in a once-in-a-lifetime global pandemic, where economic anxiety and financial insecurity are at their peaks, the U.S. housing market managed to become a bright light in […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Why Lawyers Of The Future Will Need To Wear “Hats”

There’s a strange thing going on between law firms and accounting firms which has led to some pretty unprecedented changes. (Watch out because the landscape is changing!) Law firms saw their moats disappear when the “Big Four”—KPMG, PwC, Deloitte and EY—set the crosshairs on the former’s client base and zone of influence. In a typical […]