#TECHFORGOOD

#TECHFORGOOD DIGITAL HUMANITARIANS Tech in the right hands can do some great good. One of the best examples of this is Dr Patrick Meier. I first met Patrick around 2012 when he was giving a lecture at Imperial College on the work he was doing to improve the response...

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ROUNDUP 5 OCT 2018: THE RISE OF WOMEN

  THIS WEEK'S ROUND UP - 5 Oct 2018 THE RISE OF WOMEN   This week we're focusing on the work of some inspiring women and some tips for women to rise. The Ambitious Introvert So last week I mentioned AI - Artificial Intelligence. This week I'd like to share another...

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ROUNDUP 28 SEPT 2018: AI, ACCELERATORS & BLOCKCHAIN

THIS WEEK'S ROUND UP - 28 Sept 2018 AI, ACCELERATORS & BLOCKCHAIN   Over the last two weeks, I’ve attended a couple of conferences and was on the judging panel at a UAE based accelerator. Three things have cropped up that I’d like to share with you:  AI Other than...

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THE STORY BEHIND AMANI™

WISHES and ASPIRATIONS in ARABIC - PEACE and HARMONY in SWAHILI AMANI represents a multicultural outlook and balanced approach to doing business. Previously in Executive Search, I had the privilege of meeting and interviewing brilliant people every day. Amidst a 'war...

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BREAKING THE CHAIN OF HYPE

Can we please get rid of hype and engage our brain before we jump on the bandwagon of all things crypto and blockchain? Over a glass of bubbly, someone (who we’ll call Joe) was chatting to my husband about a hot investment opportunity. They walked over to where I was...

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COMPANY CULTURE STARTS WITH YOU

Ask a person the reason they love to travel, and often they say to experience different cultures. Human beings seem to be intrigued by the social norms and ways of living of their fellow man in different cities and villages around the world. Having the experience and...

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WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP – A MIDDLE EASTERN PERSPECTIVE

  There is a general look of surprise, even bewilderment when people hear I love working in the Middle East, for the simple reason that I’m a woman. I understand how there is a perception that women are not respected or highly regarded in the Middle East, therefore...

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AMBITION, ATTITUDE AND ACTION

Ideas are great, but it’s action that turns them into reality. So do you know what you’re creating? Do you know for what purpose? Or are you in danger of getting there at a cost you hadn’t envisaged? Here are some tips to help you achieve what you truly want – not...

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THE SECRETS TO ENGAGEMENT?

Do we treat people like a one-night stand or do we show the level of commitment we would give someone we want to marry? And once we marry, do we work at keeping the relationship alive, or do we take each other for granted? I can’t think of many people who don’t want...

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DO BUSINESS PRACTICES IMPACT PROFITABILITY?

  For a company to thrive, it needs to ensure the wellbeing and level of satisfaction with its stakeholders – investors, employees, suppliers and customers. Recent times have seen how bad conduct results in negative publicity, poor company image and a drop in share...

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STEWARDSHIP, EDUCATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP

  Family wealth fails to make it beyond the third generation in 90 per cent of cases. This failure isn't due to poor investment decisions, but rather a lack of cohesion and communication between family members, where the family fragments, and with it the wealth. Some...

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