entrepreneurship , businesses abroad , global economy
The days when successful start-ups only came from Europe and the US are long gone. Entrepreneurs all over the world are launching game-changing businesses and organizations. They have high aspirations and ready to compete on the global stage. In the past, the educated and successful from emerging economies would leave their own countries to pursue opportunities abroad that were not[...]
entrepreneurship , businesses abroad , technology start-ups
Say we're cooking up a web start-up, first we need the following ingredients: Great Minds, Development Resources, Access to Capital, and a stellar Management team. Amman has all of the above but with some extras. The first extra is the sheer number of great developers. When I place a job ad here in Amman, I always get more than 100 applications (in one case it was close to 500). This is[...]
I recently attended the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Istanbul. While enjoyable on many fronts, what I was most struck by is the great equalizing taking place in the global technology/start-up scene and how I feel other industries will start to follow. Joe Biden, in his keynote address at the forum, rightly declared, "The next Steve Jobs could be a Turk or possibly come from the UAE." [...]
outsourcing software , bridging cultures , overseas business
The borders, walls, and silos of the world are quickly disappearing in favor of connected, “flat” global markets. This is incredibly apparent in the software services sector. Recently, we worked on a project where the client was in Geneva, the project consultant in California, the graphic designer in Mexico, the project manager in the UK, and the development team in Amman. What made this[...]
Jordan Culture , Management
I really enjoy management parables. I feel like stories are a powerful way to communicate truth. This is a story of failed leadership.
Most mornings I go for an early morning jog in my neighborhood on the outskirts of Amman. I'm a little overweight so I try to go really early while the streets are still empty. On a recent morning, a large bus pulled into my neighborhood[...]
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