Monthly Archives: February 2015

The Kingdom’s Shop

This article appeared in the May, 2014 edition of Venture.   From and handicrafts, to armored cars and military figurines, Urdon Shop aims to champion a huge range of Jordanian-made products. By Jane Hosking It was three years in the making,…

8 Signs You’re Not an Entrepreneur

By Sadad Talhouni Before you quit your job and jump into the world of startups and accelerators, are you sure you’re capable of captaining your own company? We asked the pros at Oasis 500 what warning signs indicate that someone…

A Crisis Costing Billions

The Syrian civil war, coupled with the spread of ISIS, has so far cost countries in the region over $33 billion, according to a World Bank report. The policy research working paper quantifies the direct and indirect economic impact of…

Mindshare Jordan & Iraq Welcome New Management

Mindshare, which is part of WPP, is a global media agency network helping clients to make collaborative and adaptive decisions across their paid, owned, and earned marketing in real-time. The agency is excited to announce two major changes in management:…

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Stepping Forward: Jordan’s Top Businesswomen The women who scaled to the top of Jordan’s business world. Air Arabia Jordan: Ready for Liftoff Air Arabia teams up with Petra Airlines to create a new carrier and hub. Executive Interview The Good…

Nuqul Plans to Sell 25 Percent Stake in Fine – Vice Chairman

Jordan’s Nuqul Group is planning to sell off around 25 percent of Fine Hygienic Holdings, one of the region’s largest tissue and paper products manufacturers, in a bid to boost the group’s growth, Nuqul Vice Chairman Ghassan Nuqul told Venture….

Galaxy Note 4: A Multitasking Monster

Samsung’s flagship smartphone improves on its predecessor in every way. By Sadad Talhouni With the Galaxy Note 4, Samsung finally seems to be getting the hang of upgrading their devices in worthwhile ways. Almost every aspect of the phablet is…

Mindshare Appoints New Regional Head of Digital

Mindshare, which is part of WPP, is a global media agency network helping clients to make collaborative and adaptive decisions across their paid, owned, and earned marketing in real-time. The agency is pleased to announce a change to Mindshare’s team…

Sometimes the Glass Can Be Half Empty

We must learn to temper optimism with a little pessimism to successfully tackle the daunting challenges that lay ahead. By Nader Museitif It’s easier to be an optimist; you worry less, maintain a normal blood pressure, and handle things as…

Military Meals for Microwaves

A company best known for making military food rations recently began producing a line of ready meals that everyday Jordanians can pick up from their local supermarket. The Akleh range from the Arab Ready Meals (ARM), a Malaysian-Jordanian joint venture,…