Category: Opinion

Cognitive Errors that Could Ruin Startups

It’s imperative that entrepreneurs frequently take a step back and reevaluate the driving forces behind the ideas, operations, and goals of their startup. By Robert Carroll I usually think of myself as a pretty smart guy, but then I meet…

Setting Boundaries

Getting investors on board is vital for any business to succeed. But founders should remain in the driving seat. By Nader Museitif From weak product or service design, to pricing or strong competition, businesses can fail for many reasons. Some…

Cheap Oil: Boon or Bane?

Tumbling oil prices might be a double-edged sword for Jordan. By Yusuf Mansur Jordan, which imports 97 percent of its energy, and the wider Middle East are bound to feel the impact of falling oil prices soon. The price of…

Why the Government Should Exit Royal Jordanian

Major efforts are underway to save RJ from financial ruin. If the government truly wants to help, it should consider selling its remaining stake in our embattled national carrier. By Jawad J. Abbassi RJ offers great service. It’s part of…

How Low Can Oil Go?

The oil market’s reaction to America’s renewed military operations in the Middle East has been counter to normal expectations. Rather than rise in price, Brent dropped from $115 in June to below $100 in September. How can this correction be…

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Terrifying Tweets

IS is expertly using social media to fulfill its objectives. This makes it even harder to stop. By Osama Al Sharif The main objective of propaganda is to sway, influence, and manipulate public opinion. In today’s information age, it’s becoming…

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Wearable Technology 2.0

With the long awaited unveiling of the Apple Watch, we’re now finally witnessing the second coming of wearable tech. Tech Talk – Zeid Nasser As you would expect from such an exacting and detail-obsessed company, it was a long time before…

Scaling Up

How suited are the region’s companies to scalability, which has become a key way of assessing new ventures and gauging their potential? The Strategist – Nader Museitif Scalability addresses how a business can reach and serve a mass customer base…

MENA’s Online Payments Puzzle

A lot of consumers in our region would like to spend money online. So what’s holding them back? By Khaldoon Tabaza How to implement online payment systems that most people are willing and able to use remains a big hindrance…

Tech Investing: Truths and Myths

The tech investment world is full of widely held, but wildly inaccurate beliefs. Avoid them and reap the benefits. Startup Jordan- Robert Carroll There’s no doubt that people are winning big by making tech investments. For example, several investors got mega…