Entrepreneurship

The death of entrepreneurship in Bahrain

The death of entrepreneurship in Bahrain

9 Feb, '174 Comments

I arrived at my office this morning at my regular time to be faced with this truck parked just outside. I suspect that the truck’s destination is a recycling plant. What struck me wasn’t the industry of the workers or that paper recycling is a bona fide operation in Bahrain, what did was the picture I was […]

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How important is a business exit plan?

How important is a business exit plan?

25 Apr, '160 Comments

What’s the average life of a business? I don’t know for certain, and I doubt anyone else in Bahrain or the Middle East knows either. Statistics of this sort are just not prioritised, and if they are, then they are not published. US statistics suggest that, on average, a Fortune 500 company lasts around 40 to 50 years. […]

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Tumblr? What’s Tumblr?

Tumblr? What’s Tumblr?

30 Aug, '150 Comments

Yes, I know it supposed to be a blog anything, anytime, every time kind of platform that’s hip with the younger crowd. I never really paid it any attention. I do have an account there, of course, but the only thing I use Indifferent Musings for is mirroring this blog, Instagram and I can’t remember what […]

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EO Bahrain’s Rock Star Hat Trick!

EO Bahrain’s Rock Star Hat Trick!

28 Oct, '141 Comment

So proud to have achieved a Rock Star hat trick for EO Bahrain! That’s the third year in a row that we won the very prestigious award from EO Global. Thanks to the fantastic and committed board I had the pleasure and honour of leading, and the whole chapter for making this happen. What is […]

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Rubber Stamp Culture

Rubber Stamp Culture

7 Aug, '140 Comments

In an era where electronic signatures are passé, what is the unbridled fetish the Bahraini government has with rubber stamps? I’m not meaning those stamps which indicate that a paper has been seen, approved or rejected, but the stamps that companies use to stamp their invoices and other documents before they be accepted within the […]

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Hidden Gems and Treasure Troves in Saar

Hidden Gems and Treasure Troves in Saar

6 Aug, '140 Comments

Once in a while you’re pleasantly surprised by locating a shop with really nice stuff packed into it. A treasure trove really, and I’m not talking about those second hand shops or a car boot sale. I’m talking about shops that are elegantly designed and fitted, but recessed and tucked away from the normal beats. […]

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Recruiting the wrong type of people

Recruiting the wrong type of people

2 Aug, '147 Comments

There are so much resources availalble now for entrepreneurs but I still get it wrong a lot of the times! Nothing beats experience I guess; however, that’s the expensive route. Without a doubt, the most expensive mistake I keep on repeating is recruiting the wrong people. Time after time. How can I get out of this […]

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Ground Rules

Ground Rules

3 Mar, '149 Comments

We’re experiencing growth at Gulf Broadcast and I have to gear up for that influx of new staff and revise the current structure of induction. The intention is to get the new staff to reach productivity levels much faster than we ever had and make their journey a more rewarding one. We already have quite […]

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Forwarding service: ad sales position open in Gulf Broadcast

Forwarding service: ad sales position open in Gulf Broadcast

26 Dec, '121 Comment

An established luxury lifestyle print magazine and website is looking for motivated, self starting and independent media sales people. Own car is required. Generous commissions. For more details, visit Gulf Broadcast.

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Under paying myself

Under paying myself

1 Aug, '127 Comments

I’ve started reading quite an interesting book by Greg Crabtree called Simple Numbers, Straight Talk, Big Profits and the very first chapter in that book he talks about entrepreneurs habitually under paying themselves in the false belief that it leads to healthier perception of profits, but he proves that thought is a simple and very […]

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