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Disruptive Innovation in Diamond Investment: Shining Bright in an “Opaque” Market

Loose diamonds are the most concentrated form of portable wealth in the world and yet, due to what has been described as “opaque” trading practices in the commodity, they have remained an unregulated and non-interchangeable asset class – until now….

World Class Innovations Maintain Dubai’s Status as One of the World’s Top Investment Destinations

Dubai remains a key destination for global investors, as many of the city’s upcoming property developments are set to break dozens of Guinness World Records over the next few years—records that will be in good company with existing world record…

Things You Probably Didn’t Know About the E-commerce Giant Amazon.com (Infographic)

If you are in love with Amazon.com, you got to know about some of these interesting facts that make the company the giant tech behemoth it is today. Here is infographic by Unboxing deals that will help you know more…

Startup Challenges: 8 Warning Signs Staff are About to Quit and How to Deal With it (Infographic)

In this latest piece are 8 warning signs staff are about to quit and how to deal with it. By identifying these key indicators, organisations will place themselves in a better position to help prevent staff from quitting their job.

Arab World’s Leading Investment Bank Introduces EFG One on One MENA Consensus, a Unique Real-Time Poll of Top Global Investors and Listed Companies

New annual survey will be a feature of the largest MENA investor conference, which grew in size once more in 2016 More than 455 international fund managers and institutional investors from 221 institutions with aggregate assets under management in excess…

Seedstars: Forget Aid and Volunteering, Here are the Businesses that Drive Real Impact

Have you ever been in the same place with the 60 best startups from emerging markets? No? Put away your TV, your apps, and let me invite you to a snapshot of innovation around the world. There’s the 13-year old…

Recap: 11th Edition of the MENA Cristal Innovation & Digital Congress

The 11th edition of the MENA Cristal Innovation & Digital Congress took place on February 18 at the Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach. Over 300 delegates and 30 speakers from the MENA region took part in the event, each with a…

Email Done Right: How to Create the Perfect Email Signature

Though countless emails are sent every day, many people don’t give their email signature much consideration. However, conveying the right corporate image – big or small – requires thought, so up your professionalism today with these top ways to improve…

Mindshare’s “Content Decoded” Wraps Up in Dubai

Mindshare, which is part of WPP, is a global media agency network helping clients to make collaborative and adaptive decisions across their paid, owned, and earned marketing in real-time. “Content Decoded,” the agency’s themed annual media summit, came to a…

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…

Online vs. Traditional College: How Do They Compare (Infographic)

Paying tuition to attend a traditional college, or saving up on money and taking that online degree: a question many millennials are now asking themselves in a world where college costs keep on rising! Before making a decision, better be…

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,…

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…

Apple Is Running Low On Time: LVMH to Rival Apple Watch

It was reported a while back that tech tycoon LVMH has plans to release their own smart watch, presumably under one of their subsidiary companies, that would rival Apple’s Apple Watch, which was released earlier to mixed reviews. Apple is used…

Innovation 4 Impact Competition: Time To Get Your Ideas In Front of Decision Makers and Opinion Leaders

One of the models for entrepreneurial development which has attracted a lot of replication in many places, Dubai included, is the Singapore model.  Its government-led programs have sparked a rapidly developing venture capital ecosystem that, while dwarfed in size by…

Cybersecurity in the Middle East: You’re Not As Safe As You Think

You go online, start shopping on on E-commerce site or open an online banking account with your financial institution, and a week later you find abnormal purchases made through your card or paid service signups under your name. This is…

The Golden Age Of Aviation: Emirates Strikes Back At US Airlines With Brilliant Ad (Video)

Dubai based carrier Emirates Airlines, the global aviation superpower accused of receiving government subsidies by US based carriers, has struck back with a brilliant ad lashing out against the current state of aviation. Titled Golden Age, the ad goes back in…

Snoop Dogg Should Become CEO of Twitter And Here’s Why

Snoop Dogg should become CEO of Twitter and I’m about to tell you why. But first, leave Dick Costolo, the outgoing CEO, alone. When Dick became CEO, Twitter was valued at about $3 billion. (now it’s $26 billion). The site was constantly…