December2014

  • Making it in the corporate world

    Climbing the corporate ladder is not only about hard work or burning the midnight oil; it is that and even more. Indeed action does speak louder than words. You need to have the entire package – a burning passion, ambition to succeed, a vision to sustain, a willingness to...
  • Roadmap to Successful Entrepreneurship

    Starting your own business is not a piece of cake. Yes, the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence, especially if one compares it with having a tediously mundane office job; not to mention scores of glorified success stories of SMEs available on the web,...
  • On the recklessness of rationalizing conservatism

    I get it why Pepsi’s newly appointed CEO Indra Nooyi said what she said; commenting on women striving to achieve work-life balance and can’t having it all. I was, however, fairly amazed to read Kim Kardashian (of all people) challenge a titan in the world of business – one...
  • Education in the UAE

    The higher education sector in the UAE has seen an accelerated rate of growth over the past one decade with the mushrooming of universities that are either offshore branches of foreign institutions or are accredited by one. With the country teeming with academic organizations, course options are many. That...
  • The Digital Gender Divide

    ICTs have revolutionized the way we live our lives. Smart technologies and new media has not only empowered us socially; but have played a pivotal role in fueling global economic activity. Viable growth within the constraints of the planet’s finite resources is only plausible if the infinite potential of human resource,...
  • Fertile Ground for Fashion

    The fashion industry is one of the most lucrative businesses in the UAE and all across the Arabian Peninsula. Although more and more international designers such as Carolina Herrera have penetrated the Middle Eastern market, the local industry is also burgeoning with immense potential. A multi-billion dollar sector, growth...
  • Developing Human Capital

    Filled with an unquenchable drive to achieve, Hanan Nagi is the visionary founder of the HNI Training and Coaching center. Based in Dubai, the institute is an innovative entity with a mission to develop leaders through human capital development. “HNI was established in 2010 at the height of the...
  • Aiming for the Stars

    Theatre performer Moza Al Mazrouie Poet Ousha bint Khalifa Al Suwaidi, known as Fatat Al Arab, the “Girl of Arabs”, or “Gulf poet laureate” Photographer Sheikha Jasem Al Suwaidi. Now in her 80s, she started photography in the 1950s Doctoral student Dr Ayesha Al Sayyar, former Deputy Minister of...
  • Just the Facts

    History is a continuous chain of events. The present is only an extension of the past. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.  “A place without women is a place without spirit.” Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, 18 December, 2006. “In other countries, women have had to fight for...