Category: Opinion

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THE ENTREPRENEUR – Step Three

THE ROAD TO RICHES: A 10-step entrepreneur blueprint to wealth by the Entrepreneur Abdallah Abu Sheikh. LESSON THREE: ABANDON THE SAFETY NET As an entrepreneur the most dangerous advice you can get is “go to school, get good grades and…

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THE ENTREPRENEUR – Step Two

THE ROAD TO RICHES: A 10-step entrepreneur blueprint to wealth by the Entrepreneur Abdallah Abu Sheikh. Lesson Two: LEARN FROM THE MASTER Warren Buffet says “ It is good to learn from your mistakes, but it is always better to…

economic

The Jordanian Economy: A Macroeconomic Narrative

By JORDAN STRATEGY FORUM Economic narrative: The population of Jordan, estimated at 10.05 million in 2017, is composed of Jordanians (6.96 million) and non-Jordanians (3.09 million). As commonly known, the Syrian civil war has resulted in a large influx of…

Mining

Saudi Arabia Mining Sector Expands Amid Push for Private Investment

Efforts to encourage greater private sector participation have coincided with strong growth in Saudi Arabia’s mining sector, a key part of the country’s diversification strategy and a prominent driver of broader economic expansion. Mining grew by 6.3 percent year-on-year (y-o-y)…

Riches

THE ENTREPRENEUR – Step One

THE ROAD TO RICHES: A 10-step entrepreneur blueprint to wealth by the Entrepreneur Abdallah Abu Sheikh. The Entrepreneur: It is a fact of life that money is one of the mediums through which earthly success is measured. We also know…

fake news

Summer potpourri: Fake news and Almamlaka’s new TV

At no time in the long history of journalism have societies faced the challenge of what we now call fake news. The first journal was published in ancient Rome, around 59 BC, but the first printed newspaper appeared in Antwerp…

smart city

The World’s First Smart City: A Smarter Way to Live

The race is on to create the world’s first smart city. But will it live up to the hype? How do you create a smart city? There are competing ideas floating about, but the most straightforward route involves filling a…

school

The Road to Better School Buses

A government effort to create a regulatory framework for public school transport is commendable, but it should not come at the expense of the price that parents have to pay. In a recent meeting of his cabinet’s economic team, Prime…

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Is a New Social Contract Really Needed?

Jordan’s prime minister has interpreted this summer’s protests as broad-based desire for a new social contract. This is a mistake. By Osama Al Sharif More than two months have passed since thousands of protestors took to the streets to demand…