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Uber Arrives in Amman

Uber recently launched its massively in-demand smartphone app in Amman, allowing passengers in the capital to hail a ride at the touch of a button. But will it encounter the same resistance as it has elsewhere? And with several other…

Valuing Good HR

Despite the vital role it can play in contributing to a company’s growth and development, human resource management still seems underappreciated in Jordan’s corporate culture.  By Jane Hosking Generous maternity and paternity leave, an endless supply of free gourmet food,…

Cozmo: Shopping for Success

With the opening of a major new branch in Amman’s Taj Mall, Cozmo is forging ahead with an expansion plan that aims to cement its position as one of Jordan’s leading supermarket chains. By Jane Hosking Photography by Alaa’ al-Sukhny…

Dubai Metro: Mass Transit Done Right

2012 2013 2014 Q1 2014 Q1 2015 Dubai Metro Passengers 109,491,741 137,759,258 164,307,080 40,655,978 44,371,860 Growth 28,267,517 26,547,822 3,715,882 Growth (%) 26% 19% 9% Source: RTA annual report Dubai’s metro system has radically reduced the city’s congestion problems and secured…

Learn to Sell

Mastering the art of selling will put any entrepreneur in good stead. By Robert Carroll Years ago, I told my father I wanted to be a CEO when I grew up. Of what kind of company, it didn’t matter. No…

Lenovo Upbeat about its Smartphones in Jordan

Lenovo launched its first range of smartphones in Jordan last month, joining other big Chinese tech manufacturers like Huawei in trying to capture a slice of the Kingdom’s growing handset market. Lenovo released seven budget-to-midrange models, ranging in price from…

Vocational Training Boost Needed – Al Qassem

If in the past Jordan’s education system was directed at encouraging students to embrace an academic path, now the pendulum must swing back towards vocational training, Arabian Business Consultants for Development CEO Laith al Qassem said during last month’s Educating…

Enter the House of Genius

House of Genius offers budding entrepreneurs the world over the chance to pick the brains of industry leaders. It looks like the popular meetups might be coming to our part of the world soon. By Dina Al Wakeel A typical…

Marketing Software Tools

Having a tough time juggling managing customers, closing sales, and analyzing marketing campaigns? These three marketing software tools can help you target customers better to improve sales and ensure your company’s success. By Jane Hosking Hubspot Instead of interrupting customers,…

OBG on Subsidy Cuts: Light at the End of the Tunnel?

They’ve been painful, but there are signs subsidy cuts may have started to bear fruit. The Jordanian government’s decision in 2012 to begin a phased withdrawal of electricity subsidies was undoubtedly a good one from the point of view of…