Monthly Archives: May 2017

SEG

Swiss Hospitality Excellence by SEG

Staying true the excellence of the Swiss hospitality tradition, the Swiss Education Group (SEG) is a world-class hospitality education network focusing on the practical aspects of hotel management. The Group’s five schools are situated in seven stunning campuses in both…

S8 plus

The Audi S8 Plus: Power Up

Audi manages to wring even more power out of its already formidable luxury super saloon. By Ghaith Madadha The car for those who’ve entertained fantasies of Jason Statham-like car chases, the Audi S8 plus is the ultimate high-end luxury getaway…

tax

A Taxing Question

Jordan’s punitive and convoluted tax system is harming its economic prospects. By Laith Qassem A recent study by To-Excel Consulting found the active number of taxpayers in Jordan declined from 292,744 in 2009 to 208,271 in 2012. The mix of…

Rasha Manna, the Managing Director of Endeavor Jordan on challenges facing startups

Start up Jordan

Rasha Manna, the managing director of the entrepreneur support group Endeavor Jordan, lays out the challenges facing the Kingdom’s startups, and what it takes to overcome them. The one major difficulty Endeavor faces in Jordan is pipeline—finding companies that meet…

The World Economic Forum (WEF)

The WEF Spotlights Startups

The World Economic Forum rolls into town this month with the aim of recognizing the region’s most promising startups. American research and advisory firm Gartner has called it the “Nexus of Forces,” which is when social, mobile, cloud and information…

smart city

Books are Back

After being written off as just another victim of the digital media revolution, it is both surprising and heartening to see physical books sales thriving again. By Zeid Nasser After all these years of digital proliferation, which saw a big…

CrossFit Quicksand

CrossFit Quicksand: The Business of Fitness

Gyms dedicated to CrossFit, an intense new exercise craze that mixes together different workout styles, are appearing all over Jordan. One of the first to establish itself was CrossFit QuickSand, which was set up by a group of savvy entrepreneurs…

fake news

Down, But Not Out

Liberal democracy is on the ropes the world over. But it won’t be forever. By Osama Al Sharif We may have missed our chance to see the day when liberal, democratic, pluralistic, and accountable systems of government take root in this…