The Secret of Dubai´s Long-Term Economic Success:COUNTERINTUITION Ohan Balian
For the first time ever, the habits behind Dubai´s success...hear Leadership Dubai Style to learn how Dubai grew against the odds (and how you can as well). Every now and then, a story comes along that absolutely captures your attention. Dubai is one of those for me, but not just me - millions around the world yearn to come to Dubai. This global super city, which just five decades ago was a cholera-plagued backwater, might just be the picture of a dream becoming reality. But how, exactly, did this incredible transformation take place? Leadership! But not your run-of-the-mill government leadership, nor typical corporate leadership, nor leadership taught in classrooms. This is Dubai-style leadership. Living and working in Dubai for the past decade, I´ve seen the leadership impact firsthand. As a leadership scholar and advisor to CEOs, I thought I was perfectly situated to discover the reasons behind Dubai´s success. So, in 2008 I set out to discover the city´s ´´secret sauce´´. Then the global financial crisis hit! Disaster! I pressed the pause button on my research, and, like everyone in the city, held my breath. Well, what happened next confirmed that there is indeed something unique and special here. I spent the next three years researching, interviewing more than 200 leaders, and identifying the city´s leadership secrets, eventually whittling them down to 12 habits. My aim was to develop a replicable model that I could share with my audiences - leaders in businesses, governments, and elsewhere. Anyone who is interested in leadership, and in particular achieving exceptional results, can benefit from understanding the 12 habits I outline here. To learn how to lead Dubai style, we need to walk the desert paths of the past to the superhighways of the future. Leadership Dubai Style retraces the city´s journey and draws out the leadership habits that emerged over time. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dr. Tommy Weir. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/046170/bk_acx0_046170_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Mall Management - The Key to a Mall´s Success:Indian Malls Vs. Dubai Malls Kamaladevi Baskaran
One Minute Dubai:A Man´S Journey Towards Success Arthur Kuizon
In The Kinfolk Entrepreneur, author Nathan Williams introduces readers to 35 creative business owners around the globe, offering an inspiring, in-depth look behind the scenes of their lives and their companies. Pairing insightful interviews with striking images of these men and women and their workspaces, The Kinfolk Entrepreneur makes business personal. The book profiles both budding and experienced entrepreneurs across a broad range of industries (from fashion designers to hoteliers) in cities across the globe (from Copenhagen to Dubai). Readers will learn how today´s industry leaders handle both their successes and failures, achieve work-life balance, find motivation in the face of adversity, and so much more.
A chain of tragic deaths across Dubai spanning two decades. Only Valda knows they were not accidents, but murders. Her name is next on that list. Spunky singer Valda ditches her old life in Cape Town for a new start in glittering Dubai. Armed with just her cigarettes and some attitude, she sets about reigniting her career and putting to bed the heartache over her former boyfriend Richard. Valda does indeed find success, and to her astonishment, love, but all is threatened when she is introduced to a billionaire sheikh. Her clandestine liaison with the sheikh propels her into a murky web of deceit, and when newspaper clippings of seemingly accidental deaths across Dubai are posted anonymously to her, it is clear she is rushing headlong into the same fate. No one dares cross the sheikh and she can hardly hardly turn to the law, so with few options open she confides in Larissa. As an astrologer, Larissa predicts that Valda and the sheikh´s destinies were sealed from the moment of their first meeting; however she keeps the dire fate that she reads in the charts a secret. Lara resolves to help Valda flee Dubai and the ever-tightening grip of the sheikh; but should Valda be putting all her faith in her new friend and guru of the grimoires? Together, Valda and Larissa take a gamble in a game of cosmic Russian roulette where the stakes are their lives, and their adversary, Fate itself. A thoroughly modern cocktail of intrigue, passion, and suspense set against the exotic locales of Cape Town and Dubai with an eclectic mix of characters, a perfect beverage if you like a tangy lemon peel in your drink as this one has a twist at the end too, but you´ll have to listen to discover it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lisa Gordon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/059570/bk_acx0_059570_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What enables great corporate leaders to detect signals that their industry, or perhaps the entire world, is about to change? How are they able to place their companies in a position to capitalize on that change? And how can you become one of those extraordinary people? It boils down to one word - vision. Leaders who lacked it have often guided their companies to obsolescence and failure. The rare leaders who cultivated a strong vision have disrupted industries, created new ones, and remade the world. For example, you may never have heard of Ingvar Kamprad, but his vision of design furniture that should not just be accessible to the ´´happy few´´ led to the global success of Ikea. John F. Kennedy´s 1961 vision that America could put a man on the moon ´´by the end of the decade´´ led to just that - as well as new products ranging from LED lights to artificial limbs. The recent economic boom in Dubai has occurred thanks to a sheikh who realized the region´s oil supply would eventually run out. So he developed a vision for today´s Dubai, a modern city that focuses on service industries as different as high finance and high-end tourism. Fortunately, visionary leadership is never an accident of birth. This audiobook will teach you the practices that can make you a successful visionary, such as: How to grow your ability to detect change early How to connect the dots among emerging trends to develop a coherent and robust vision Ways to create scenarios that help you design interruptive strategies, products, and services that are game changers Practical ideas and exercises you can incorporate into your daily routine to nurture your visionary side How to speak like a visionary leader, present your ideas more colorfully, and ignite your followers emotionally so they´ll put their best efforts into a commonly shared cause 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steven Menasche. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/001477/bk_gdan_001477_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The bestselling author of Buyology maps the subtlest desires of people around the world - and shows how they lead to breakthrough products and services Hired by the world´s leading brands to find out what makes their customers tick, Martin Lindstrom spends 300 nights a year overseas, closely observing people in their homes. His goal: to uncover their hidden desires and turn them into breakthrough products for the world´s leading brands. In a world besotted by the power of Big Data, he works like a modern-day Sherlock Holmes, accumulating small clues to help solve a stunningly diverse array of challenges. In Switzerland, a stuffed teddy bear in a teenage girl´s bedroom helped revolutionize 1,000 stores, spread across twenty countries, for one of Europe´s largest fashion retailers. In Dubai, a bracelet strung with pearls helped Jenny Craig offset its declining membership in the United States and increase loyalty by 159 percent in only a year. And in China, the look of a car dashboard led to the design of the Roomba vacuum - a great American success story. How? Lindstrom connects the dots in this globetrotting narrative that will fascinate not only marketers and brand managers, but anyone interested in the infinite variations of human behavior. Small Data combines armchair travel with forensic psychology into an interlocking series of international clue-gathering detective stories. It presents a rare behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to create global brands; and along the way, reveals surprising and counter-intuitive truths about what connects us all as humans.
Making Out Like a Virgin: Sex, Desire & Intimacy After Sexual Trauma is a unique and moving collection of personal nonfiction essays that detail how each writer has moved beyond mere survival of sexual trauma to unapologetically discover a sexually and emotionally thriving life. Making Out Like a Virgin is not a collection of victim narratives nor a healing workbook. Instead, this book is a bold new addition to generations of stories told by survivors. The mission of these writers is not to recount their individual trauma but to detail what has helped them reclaim both body and sexual desire. Making Out Like a Virgin serves as a metaphor, giving permission to sizzle and seize the moment. By telling their stories, these writers share their strength and successes found somewhere between the big shifts and small intimate moments, inspiring others while furthering their own healing. The anthology features 17 contributors - women, men, and transgender - from five countries; ranging in age from their mid 20s to their late 60s; hailing from Dubai, Cairo, Dublin, Toronto, Melbourne, and from across the United States. These writers offer answers to: What does it mean to not just survive, but to flourish? Is it possible to ever again feel powerful and confident in one´s own body and within relationships? Can someone move beyond being limited or controlled by a tragic event? Making Out Like a Virgin is the collective power of a community of people who have refused to let the circumstances of their younger selves dictate the course of the rest of their lives. The individuals in this community have found the strength to become sexually and emotionally whole - a healing that transcends gender and orientation. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tavia Gilbert. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/071005/bk_acx0_071005_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The New York Times Bestseller named one of the ´´Most Important Books of 2016´´ by Inc, and a Forbes 2016 ´´Must Read Business Book´´ ´If you love ´Bones´ and ´CSI´, this book is your kind of candy´ Paco Underhill, author of Why We Buy ´Martin´s best book to date. A personal, intuitive, powerful way to look at making an impact with your work´ Seth Godin, author of Purple Cow Martin Lindstrom, one of Time Magazine´s 100 Most Influential People in The World and a modern-day Sherlock Holmes, harnesses the power of ´´small data´´ in his quest to discover the next big thing. In an era where many believe Big Data has rendered human perception and observation ´old-school´ or passé, Martin Lindstrom shows that mining and matching technological data with up-close psychological insight creates the ultimate snapshot of who we really are and what we really want. He works like a modern-day Sherlock Holmes, accumulating small clues - the progressively weaker handshakes of Millenials, a notable global decrease in the use of facial powder, a change in how younger consumers approach eating ice cream cones - to help solve a stunningly diverse array of challenges. In Switzerland, a stuffed teddy bear in a teenage girl´s bedroom helped revolutionise 1,000 stores - spread across twenty countries - for one of Europe´s largest fashion retailers. In Dubai, a distinctive bracelet strung with pearls helped Jenny Craig offset its declining membership in the United States and increase loyalty by 159% in only one year. In China, the look of a car dashboard led to the design of the iRobot, or Roomba, floor cleaner - a great success story. SMALL DATA combines armchair travel with forensic psychology in an interlocking series of international clue-gathering detective stories. It shows Lindstrom using his proprietary CLUES Framework - where big data is merely one part of the overall puzzle - to get radically close to consumers and come up with the counter-intuitive insights that have in some cases helped transform entire industries. SMALL DATA presents a rare behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to create global brands, and reveals surprising and counter-intuitive truths about what connects us all as humans.