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Article Image - The Taleb Rules for Life
Nassim Taleb, the controversial thinker who predicted the 2008 financial crisis hates bankers, academics and journalists. He also eats like a caveman and goes to bed each day at 8pm. Intrigued, we took the risk of meeting him.
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Article Image - Global Expansion
When Mohamad Bitar wanted a falafel in Dubai, he discovered it wasn’t easy to find one. Maybe we should be thankful. Fast-forward a few years and Bitar has turned his disappointment into Just Falafel. With Fadi Malas as CEO, his idea is rapidly going global.
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Article Image - Shaking things Up
Not even 30, Kuwaiti-American Ahmed Shihab-Eldin is fast emerging as a media star, complete with an Emmy nomination and all. As host-producer of a new online streaming show, he’s no stranger to shaking things up, whether it’s the way news is produced or the way his home region is perceived.
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Article Image - Steely Resolve
Founder and Chairman of the region's largest insurer, Lutfi Fadel el-Zein is a man who deserves praise, even if he doesn't like it.
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Article Image - Squeaky Clean
In a region where recycling has not really caught on and many people still don’t think twice about throwing rubbish from their cars, Averda’s Maysarah Sukkar is out to change the way Middle Easterners think about trash.
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Article Image - Truth and Dare
Born in Medina in 1958, Jamal Ahmed Khashoggi has sparked much controversy over the years as one of Saudi Arabia’s most prominent and outspoken journalists. Now the head of nascent news network, Alarab, his reach and influence continue to grow.
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Article Image - Audacious Vision
H.R.H Prince Alwaleed is more than an ideas man, he’s someone who’s willing to stake everything on what he defines as “well-calculated, well-studied high-risks”. In a climate of uncertainty, Bespoke’s Ultimate Visionary is anything but ambiguous.
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Article Image - The Bear Necessities
A little earlier this year, the financial markets were a happy place again: corporate earnings were great, equity markets were rising slowly but steadily, commodities were running up nicely and the global economy was supposedly recovering after the 2008 financial crisis. What went wrong?
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Article Image - One to the Power of Two
When two such prominent and influential Saudi Arabian families as Zahid and Binladen join forces, it’s worth taking note. Their newest venture is Wared Logistics and to say it has lofty ambitions doesn’t even come close to how high they have set their sights.
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Article Image - The Vanguard
Fact: there is no Arab in the world today who carries the international clout of HRH Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Al Saud. As the world’s 19th richest man and highest placed Middle Easterner on the Forbes rich list, he is still only 55-years-old. Yet who is Prince Alwaleed?
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It takes a certain optimism to build a city in the middle of a desert. In fact, Kuwait's rapid urbanisation during the late 1970s represents a landmark in Middle East architecture, as seen in the pages of Modern Architecture of Kuwait, a book by Roberto Fabbri and Ricardo Camancho.
Ralph Masri’s path has been stellar. In just his first year at Central Saint Martins, he won the Swarovski Award. Two years later he became the youngest designer to ever be nominated for a UK Jewellery Award. Then after a stint at Pomellato, he went solo and already Queen Rania, Jessica Alba, and Gigi Hadid are fans.
Henry Dakak Jr. is a designer with a singular vision. His beautifully made creations, whether furniture, functional objects or jewellery, exemplify a judicious mix of modernity and antiquity, and bely a delicate attention to detail.
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