DU’S OSMAN SULTAN / ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN THE GULF Vol. 15 Issue 9 January 2011
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CONTENTS Vol. 15
GCC NOW 8 The round-up News, numbers and people from around the region.
Issue 9 January 2011
Top 10 places to work in the UAE
COMMENT 18 Michael Preiss Welcome to the war of the economic worlds 2011.
20 Matein Khalid Qatar’s World Cup will command a frenzy of hungry investors.
22 Tommy Weir Why CEOs must join Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
25 Mishal Kanoo Good leaders should think about what happens when they’re gone.
26 Nasser Saidi
The Great Place to Work Institute, in collaboration with Gulf Business, reveals the UAE’s first ever survey of Top 10 Places to Work. 36 Qatar’s game plan
DIFC chief economist says GCC transparency efforts not enough.
SPORT How Qatar will set itself up for the World Cup.
28 Michael Hasbani Strategies for entrepreneurs to keep the creative spark alive.
38 Private jets take flight AVIATION The MEBA show saw a strong appetite for luxury jets.
54 Show me the money ENTREPRENEURSHIP A look at global start up funding initiatives.
58 Smooth operator
PROFILE Telecoms veteran Osman Sultan, CEO of du.
32 Eastern promises
62 Pass the parcel
ECONOMY WEF urged developing countries to respect the earth.
PROFILE DHL’s Hermann Ude reveals his plans to cut costs.
34 Safe as houses?
67 When will water run out?
REAL ESTATE The benefits and risks of Real Estate Investment Trusts.