Galadari Brothers’ Dubai-Tokyo Alliance

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Dubai’s population is 70% non-emirate, making it the most cosmopolitan city in the Persian Gulf. A trait like this goes a long way in business.

The Galadari Brothers sets an example for doing business in a city as diverse as Dubai, as they are a large business group standing out for their strong international relationships in foreign affairs, particularly in Japan. Continue reading

What can a construction company like Group Five do for the environment?

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Currently, between 40 and 50 percent of global energy resources are used in the construction, maintenance and operation of buildings.

I propose that we turn off that light that we are not using and read about how the construction industry has organized itself to improve its impact on the ecosystem.

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Microsoft starts Crowdfunding Initiative for Student PCs

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Over the last year or so, crowdfunding has taken off. It started with websites like kickstarter.com – where creative projects are pitched to the public, who in turn is able to help fund part of the venture.

The concept has spread to other arenas, such as micro-financing through kiva.org, or fundraising community projects through the likes of givealittle.co.nz. It can even be used to fund a wedding on crowdtilt.com, or just about anything else, for that matter.

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Company Culture and Customer Service

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Everyone knows that customer services is one of the most important factors in a company’s success. Yet why is it that in most parts of the world, you still can’t ring your power/phone/insurance company without having to wait 10 minutes only to then get in an argument with a representative?

How many companies actually run quality assurance on their customer service? Judging from my general experience here in Madrid, I would say relatively few. Here is just one story of countless I could tell you

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