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KicksTQ Spotlight: The Instagram Influencer Shaping The Sneaker Culture in the Region

When someone is asked to think of sneakerheads in the Gulf, a name pops up instantly: Instagram and Sneaker collector KicksTQ. The Kuwaiti Instagram influencer and Sneaker collector has been a major force shaping the urban culture and lifestyle in…

UAE Entrepreneurship Guide: The Accelerators & Incubators Every Startup Should Know About

With an entrepreneurial and startup ecosystem booming around the UAE, resources for entrepreneurs are growing at an even greater pace. For brave souls willing to take on the world and transform their idea into an actual business, going through an accelerator…

Dropouts: 9 Famous Entrepreneurs Who Succeeded Without A College Degree (Infographic)

Today’s infographic is a brief history of the entrepreneurial success stories of rockstar self-made businessmen. These visionaries had the courage to set everything aside, college included, and launch their companies. The idea for the infographic was inspired by Michael Dell’s great quote: “You…

Kirill Pryakhin: The Quintessential Modern Gentleman (Model Series)

He looks like a character straight out of “Madmen”, talks like Don Draper and carries himself like Harvey Specter. He is a salesman at heart, entrepreneur in the making and knows how to sweet talk clients all the way to the…

Hong Kong Trade Fairs in January and March 2016 Strengthening Bilateral Trade Between Hong Kong and UAE

Hong Kong and UAE have enjoyed robust bilateral trade relations on a range of products and services over the years. Adding to the Hong Kong’s business advantages, Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) organises more than 30 exhibitions each year…

Fuel Systems Manufacturer Stanadyne Plans Global Expansion with New Facility in the UAE

Stanadyne, a fuel injection system developer based in Windsor, Connecticut, today announced plans to open a facility in the UAE in spring 2016. The announcement follows the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with Millat Tractors Ltd. that outlines a…

Advice From The Africa Global Business Forum: Don’t Invest In Africa

Don’t. Don’t invest in a whole continent. Have you ever heard of someone who got an investment right at the same time in 54 countries? Invest in a sector. Invest in a country. Invest in people. But please, let’s stop…

The Ultimate Quotes Infographic: 100 Brilliant Minds and What They Said

Everyone has their own little book or digital note on their laptops with their favourite quotes. Be it quotes about life and the meaning of love, to motivational quotes about business and strategy, there is no shortage of “He Said,…

How to Start Taking Risks and Why You Should Do It (Infographic)

Some people would rather spend 50 years walking the same path, doing the same work and having the same routine, and others would rather jump off planes and try something new every week, even if that means risking their lives,…

Geniuses Behind The Scene: The Influential First Hires of Tech Giants (Infographic)

Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates are just a few tech entrepreneurs that have made billions of dollars from the companies they’ve founded – but as brilliant as these men were, Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft would not have been…

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Developers and Designers: Let’s Give a Toast to Entrepreneurship!

Global Startup Battle is going on all over the world, with startup enthusiasts, developers, and designers fighting for the realization of ideas like never before. Of course, Dubai is having it’s fair share, too. ​ The theme “Your City. Your…

Arabian Business StartUp Awards 2015: Meet the UAE’s Finest Entrepreneurs

As the importance of entrepreneurship continues to grow across the region, Arabian Business StartUp once again celebrates the success of those who have stood out from the crowd. The 2015 edition of the awards will recognise the people, businesses and organizations that…

Make It Rain: 8 CEOs Who Became Filthy Rich Before Age 30 (Infographic)

They’re creative, restless, risk lovers and entrepreneurs at heart. They put everything on the line, they sacrifice weekends for work, laziness for hustle, dreams for actions, and like most stories with a happy ending, they ended up making hella money!…

KicksOrDie: The Amazing Story of Sneakers Sensation Daniel Haddad

He’s a legend who built a following in the tens of thousands within the sneakers lovers community, he’s dealt with underground Chinese suppliers and he was the go to guy every celebrity phoned if they wanted to be the first…

Start Your Day Like A Pro: What Successful Business Leaders Have For Breakfast (Infographic)

They say that Breakfast is the most important meal of the day so what you do and eat in the morning can have a profound influence on your day. For business leaders – or anyone striving to achieve – it’s important to…

LaunchScale: A Snapshot of The Startup Scene in San Francisco

According to Angel List, there are over 11000 startups in San Francisco. That is as much as the startups in Oceania, Africa, and South America combined. In one city. So, what a better way to experience the vibe than attend one…

High Stakes and Global Waste: One Promising Strategy Toward a Sustainable Future

I looked on with keen interest as world leaders clashed at the United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York City over an appropriate course of action in the Syrian theater of war, its refugee crisis, ISIL and other ongoing…

Steve Jobs Said It Best: Marketing is About Values (Video)

There is so much noise out there when it comes to the how and why of marketing. Thousands of marketing experts and gurus line up to throw some BS here and there, and show you how to market your product and…

Investing in Property in a Digital Age (Infographic)

Colette Cassidy is the Managing Director of a wealth management firm called All Finance Tax. Many of her clients invest their money in property, and she likes to write about interesting news and innovations in the property industry. Increasingly property hunters are turning…

Chat with Dr. Sayd Farook: Islamic Economy, Entrepreneurship and The Dubai Startup Ecosystem

The UAE today is a hub for entrepreneurship, finance, islamic banking, arts and everything in between. It can get messy at times to understand and appreciate the importance of the emirates as a global power player and trendsetter, so it is only fair…