Archive for March 2018

Leveraging Amazon for Business Growth

If you’re looking to expand your online business by going where your customers are, Amazon.com is the most obvious choice, and arguably the most convenient channel. With close to 300 million active users and 44 percent of online shoppers going directly to Amazon first when looking for a product, the world’s leading marketplace provides unparalleled…

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Build a Stronger Culture With Hygge

by Trine Blücher In building high-performance corporate cultures, organizations and chief executives tend to focus on content and forms of communication. When I work with organizations to increase inter- and intra-departmental cooperation and performance, I focus increasingly on the ambience of the communicative interactions by introducing some “hygge.” Strong relationships are key to success and performance.…

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YPO Networks Help to Build Connections and Provide Support

Tara Dawood has been a YPO MENA Board member and is a regular event champion, and here she shares her insights into the value of YPO’s events and networks. How has membership benefited you personally and in business? My YPO membership has benefited me in numerous ways. Personally, I experienced a lot of self-growth as a YPO…

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Strategic M&A — Trends and Outlook

Many factors aligned to make 2017 a good year for mergers and acquisitions. What is the forecast for 2018? “It’s a fascinating and unique time in the mergers and acquisitions world,” says Aly Alibhai, Managing Director in the Mergers & Acquisitions group at Citigroup Global Markets in New York. Digital disruption and companies’ search for…

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Plug and Play

Saeed Amidi’s predilection for hard work, good karma and matchmaking make him one of the most sought-after men in Silicon Valley. Google PayPal LendingClub Dropbox What do all of these tech giants have in common aside from monumental success? An address: 165 University Ave. Palo, Alto, California, USA — ground zero for Plug and Play…

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How to Build a Business and Still Have a Life

by Lara Morgan, Co-Founder and CEO of Scentered.me   In the 17 years it took me to build Pacific Direct into a multimillion dollar business, I drove myself very hard. From the day I started, at 23, a second sense told me I had to keep myself in peak fitness to succeed. My trainers and my swimming costume…

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Entering Choppier Waters

Investors who kept calm, stayed invested, and rebalanced through the recent correction look set to be rewarded in a month that highlighted the difficulty, and potential costs, of trying to time the market. The worst week since 2016 was followed by the best week since 2015, and global equities are now just about 5 permission…

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YPO Announces Signature Events for 2018 YPO Innovation Week

Third-annual global event will inspire business leaders to embrace innovation and disrupt industry practices DALLAS, 21 March 2018 – For the third consecutive year, YPO will host Innovation Week, a series of more than 50 events around the world designed to bring together the most dynamic innovators for a chance to network, overturn conventional thinking and come away…

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