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Feeling Old? Eight Successful Entrepreneurs Who Started Later in Life (Infographic)

The world of entrepreneurship is crazy these days: 12 year old CEOs making millions and millennials making billions, while the old paps end up looking for jobs where their bosses are 10 times younger than them. I bet it gets…

WOMENA: How Women Are Pioneering The VC Landscape In The GCC

The startup community nowadays is buzzing with names: from the inspirational Jeff Bezos and Mark Zuckerberg, to visionary investors like Peter Thiel or Marc Andreessen, there is no shortage of testosterone around. Yet what goes unnoticed most of the time are female…

10 Youngest Billionaires Of Our Time: How Did They Do It? (Infographic)

We love them, we hate them, we wish we had their money or we look up to them, whatever the emotions these phenomenal people inspire, one thing remains constant: They have enough money to turn our city into their ping…

VUL9 Security Solutions: How A Startup Is Trying To Build A Safer Cyberspace In The Middle East

Ashley Madison, Sony, the US government, Iran Nuclear Centrifuges and ARAMCO facilities in Saudi Arabia. These are just a few of the high profile targets that have been hacked in the past and that reminds us all how vulnerable the…

How To Network Like a Pro: 3 Tips From A Former Googler and A Startup Founder

Most people mistake networking with giving out business cards. Here’s how you can do it like a Pro: 1) I don’t own business cards anymore and I don’t take them anymore (except for certain countries where it is a matter…

Patrick Chakauya: The Entrepreneur Who Wants To Build A Footwear Empire

What to do when you have a dream, a passion, a goal you’re dying to accomplish? While most of us would just sit tight and hope that one day things will magically work out, a minority is getting out there…

Coders Rejoice: Here Is The Software Engineer’s Ultimate Online Handbook by Toptal

Always wanted to take your coding game to a whole new level but never knew how? Overwhelmed with tons of online courses that promise to turn you into the next Mark Zuckerberg? How about a curated list of resources and…

Moroccan Global Alliance: An Elite Network Set On Transforming Morocco

Selective networks across the world are nothing scarce, from the dark Skull & Bones in Yale University to more transparent groups such as Kairos Society, they come in all sorts of flavours and degrees of openness. Yet, what these usually tend…

Butsu: How A Young Designer Is Set To Launch A Global Shoe Brand

There are people who buy shoes, and those who create their own. Why settle for something pre-made when you can create your own custom made brand that fits your taste? This is Patrick’s philosophy, a young designer who took it…

Johnny Ward: The Guy Who Earns $1 Million While He Travels the World

What if I told you that you could travel the whole world and earn $1,000,000 dollars in 3 years while blogging? Johnny Ward, a 31 year old Irish traveler who has now been to over 140 countries, says it is possible! The…

In Need of Inspiration? Here Are 21 Ways To Do It (Infographic)

Who doesn’t need inspiration from time to time? Who doesn’t hit a wall and feels like throwing the towel when running a business or building a product? Inspiration is not only the fuel that keeps our spark running, but it’s the…

Jeff Thompson: A Movie/Game Production Entrepreneur Set On Building An Empire

Shooting a movie out of St. Louis about a local legend using an iPhone. Now that might sound like a high school project for some, but when you add in to the mix a passionate young man who dreams, breathes,…

Why Rejection Is Just An Invitation To Try Harder

Every entrepreneur at one point in his or her life will encounter rejection, from the simple “your idea is shit and won’t pick up” to the hard hitting truths from investors who tell you that your money ask is just…

No Means Yes: 10 Famous Failures Who Turned Into Successes Stories

All too often, we are easily discouraged by a few failures. Failed business ventures, failed relationships, failed tests…each of us are faced with these detours in life, some more often than others. From an emotional level, it’s easy to get discouraged…

8 Ways To Quit Your Day Job To Pursue Your Entrepreneurial Dream

I don’t know when the shift happened. I went from thinking I could never quit my job, to sitting down with my boss and confidently informing her that I would be traveling, and therefore, would be ending my contract. Prior…

Go Green: 5 Ways To Get Into The Legal Marijuana Business

These days, the burgeoning marijuana business is where it’s at, with four states having passed legislation that allows for the consumption of weed for recreational purposes. And, according to a 2011 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, five million people use marijuana…

Successful People Don’t Live By Quotes, They Live To Be Quoted

I love a good quote — so do most people– but I don’t live by them. I read them from time to time as an extra motivational boost — a way of nudging myself back in the right direction whenever…

The Six Things The Most Productive People Do Every Day

I admit I stole this title. Part of being productive is to piggyback on the shoulders of greatness. So I decided to write down what six things I do every day that help me with productivity. They make work for…

From Poverty To A $3 Billion Fortune: The Incredible Rags-To-Riches Story of Oprah Winfrey

As a child, Oprah Winfrey wore potato sacks because clothing did not always fit into the budget of her poverty-stricken family. Today, Forbes estimates Winfrey’s net worth at $3 billion, and she is the only black woman on the publication’s list…

Revealed: Best Spot To Conduct Business Meetings and Close Deals In Dubai

Dubai is by far the Mekkah of Business and deals. Whether you’re a diamond trader, a tech evangelist, a real estate tycoon, an arts curator or an oil magnate, you’ve probably been to Dubai at one point in your life….