OYO India’s largest hospitality chain enters Saudi Arabia

Our Own Start-up

Startups OYO OYO enters Saudi Arabia OYO Hotels OYO Hotels and Homes OYO Hotels enters Saudi Arabia Ritesh AgarwalThe deal is with 50 hotels in the country for more than 3,000 rooms across seven cities.

The Pharaohs of IBM

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One of the really nice things about an assignment in Saudi Arabia is its proximity to Egypt (or Misr in the Arabic/Semitic vernacular). It was a convenient weekend destination and I got to visit some of the pyramids. You quickly. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP

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OYO commences joint venture with Yahoo Japan Corporation

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Recent Activity Recently, OYO started operating in Saudi Arabia as well, on the arrival of […]. On 22nd February, OYO started a joint venture in Japan with Yahoo Japan Corporation, forming ‘OYO Technology and Hospitality Company’, Japan. Hiro Katsuse, former Japan market leader for Handy and Booking.com is appointed as the CEO of newly formed company. Uncategorized OYO OYO Hotels Oyo Rooms

[ADV] 4 Products Businesses Can Import From Qatar

YoungUpstarts

Bordering Saudi Arabia, Persian Gulf, UAE and Iran, Qatar is one of the most important Middle Eastern countries despite its small size. Middle Eastern countries have build an immense reputation in the world of business by exporting goods to many countries and Qatar is one such country. According to reports, 92 types of products are being imported by various countries from Qatar helping the country make more than $57 billion each year.

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Why the Gig Economy is Coming for Architects, Engineers

ReadWriteStart

For example, Saudi Arabia’s Highway Design Manual is almost an identical copy of the American rulebook, making for cities built on the American city model. It’s official: The gig economy is coming to construction. While other industries have been quick to adapt to freelance employment, architects and engineers within the construction sector have lagged behind — and that is beginning to change. Here’s why the gig economy is coming for architects and engineers.

Is America’s Corporate Culture In The Dark Ages?

YoungUpstarts

Within the next few years, Mustang added offices in Melbourne and Perth, Australia; Mumbai, India; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Bogota, Colombia; Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia; and Norway. by Bill Higgs, author of the upcoming book “Culture Code Champions: 7 Steps to Scale & Succeed in Your Business”. American work habits can seem downright oppressive when viewed from afar.

[Review] Startup Rising

YoungUpstarts

You’ll read, for example, of how Cairo, Egypt-based Ahmed Soliman started mobile geolocation social network CircleTie , how Lebanese-born, Saudi Arabia-bred Alex Tohme launched the region’s first underwear shopping e-commerce platform Amourah.com , or even about Zaytouneh , created by Jordanian Fida Taher as the world’s best resource on Middle Eastern cooking.

Reducing Risk And Optimising Business Opportunity In The Middle East

YoungUpstarts

In peaceful and stable countries like Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), for example, expatriates are more likely to be concerned about the state of their bank account rather than the geopolitics of the region. The Middle East and North Africa region ( MENA ) has been an expat hotspot for decades thanks in the main to the discovery and subsequent development and exploitation of oil.

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Most Overused Buzzword On LinkedIn Profiles? Creative.

YoungUpstarts

Saudi Arabia: Motivated. If there’s one word most people describe themselves with professionally, it’s creative. At least, that’s the consensus from professional network LinkedIn, who found that the description topped the list of the most overused words and phrases in its member profiles for 2012. Here’s a quick look at what the 2012 No. 1 buzzwords for countries in which LinkedIn fielded this study: Australia: Creative. Brazil: Experimental.

The mindset of a good investor

The Equity Kicker

They drew on a contest run by American spies in the wake of the Iraq debacle: Begun in 2011, it posed hundreds of geopolitical questions (“Will Saudi Arabia agree to OPEC production cuts in November 2014?” There were two articles on my Twitter list today about the mindset of good investors. The first was a Techrunch article explicitly about bias in VC decision making.

International Business Do’s And Don’ts

YoungUpstarts

However, in Japan, Saudi Arabia, and even France, it means something different. by Scott L. Girard, Jr., Editor-in-Chief of ExpertBusinessAdvice.com and co-author of “ International Business Basics: Learn What You Need in 2 Hours “ Doing business on an international scale is very exciting; it can also be overwhelming. Not only should you bring your “A-game” from a professional standpoint if you want to close the deal, you also have to bring it culturally as well.

What Greek Startups Can Teach the World

ReadWriteStart

Currently he’s thinking Chile, Saudi Arabia, Australia, Portugal and Brazil. While some might question the sanity of an individual who decides to make Greek startups a cornerstone of a plan to spread entrepreneurship around the world, Gary Whitehill says the young, entrepreneurial tech startup economy taking hold there offers lessons for startups everywhere. Inspired by Riots.

Manjit Singh Sahota on Energy Tech Innovation in Oil and Gas Exploration

The Startup Magazine

Cyberattacks, sabotage, and terrorism can affect oil and gas production, as has recently been seen in Saudi Arabia. Around the world, there is a great deal of competition in oil and gas exploration. Various countries are interested in drilling in the Arctic, offshore in the Gulf of Mexico and in other productive areas, and in new areas that have not yet been explored.

Many Startups Stumble on International Cultures

Startup Professionals Musings

Although most Latin American countries have significantly improved working environments for women, few companies would yet dare send a women employee to work in Saudi Arabia.

1985: Oil Prices Will Go Up Forever

Feld Thoughts

In December, 1985, Saudi Arabia flooded the market for oil and by the end of 1986 the price of a barrel of oil was around $10. This is not a post about a bubble, real or imagined. It’s a lesson from when I was 20 years old. I showed up at MIT as an eager freshman. I was 17, from Dallas, with a nice pair of cowboy boots and long hair. On my first day, at the freshman picnic, I heard that 50% of us would end up in the bottom half of our class.

How To Profit From Day Trading Gas-Related Stocks

YoungUpstarts

Iran, Qatar, Canada, China, Norway, and Saudi Arabia come next. When it comes to consumption, Russia and the US hold the first positions as well, with China, Iran, Canada, Japan, Saudi Arabia, and Germany, the US, and Mexico also making the top 10 list. As of 2019, natural gas is experiencing a rapid growth phase.

Saudi Vision 2030 and The Women

Transformify - Recruiting

The Saudi Vision 2030 aims to diversify the production base and support employment plans to secure employment for millions of Saudis by the year 2030 under the Kingdom’s vision plan. Speaking with Saudi government officials at the Roundtable on Saudi Skills and Employment Market, hosted by the Saudi British Joint Business Council , I was impressed by the emphasis that has been put on culture, tradition, and family values.

[Review] The Rise Of The New East

YoungUpstarts

By now, many would know that China is expanding aggressively to West Asian and North African countries like Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Algeria, Libya and Egypt. Are China and India still the “factory” and “outsourced service provider” of the world? How big is the market for Muslim-friendly products and services? What are the promises and perils of trading in the East?

What Greek Startups Can Teach the World

ReadWriteStart

Currently he’s thinking Chile, Saudi Arabia, Australia, Portugal and Brazil. While some might question the sanity of an individual who decides to make Greek startups a cornerstone of a plan to spread entrepreneurship around the world, Gary Whitehill says the young, entrepreneurial tech startup economy taking hold there offers lessons for startups everywhere.

Texas Bitcoin Conference Runs Oct 28–29

Austin Startup

The Forrest Four-Cast: Oct 23, 2017 Blockchain technology are red-hot at present, generating countless media reports. For instance, watch this two-minute everything-you-need-to-know-about-this-new-technology released last week via Wired. But if you want slightly more than two minutes of content on this topic, then attend the Texas Bitcoin Conference on Saturday, October 28 and Sunday, October 29 at the Canyon View Event Center (4800 Spicewood Springs Road).

International Do’s and Don’ts For the Traveling Entrepreneur

Up and Running

” However, in Japan, Saudi Arabia, and even France, it means something different. Doing business on an international scale is very exciting. But, it can also be overwhelming. Not only should you bring your “A-game” from a professional standpoint if you want to close the deal, you also have to bring it culturally as well. One misplaced word, hand gesture, or even inaction can deeply insult your overseas customer or partner.

Blowing up the Business Plan at U.C. Berkeley Haas Business School

Steve Blank

For example, our Intel Technology To Market Accelerator took 22 teams from 11 countries across 15 time zones, from northern Russia to southern Chile and from Saudi Arabia to the U.S. During the Cold War with the Soviet Union, science and engineering at both Stanford and U.C. Berkeley were heavily funded to develop Cold War weapon systems. Stanford’s focus was Electronic Intelligence and those advanced microwave components and systems were useful in a variety of weapons systems.

The State Department Meets the Lean Startup – Hacking For Diplomacy

Steve Blank

Army veterans and mid-career MBAs hailing not just from the United States but from countries including Saudi Arabia, India, France, Israel and Austria. The academic year is in full swing at Stanford and already we’re deep into our new Hacking for Diplomacy course.

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The State Department Meets the Lean Startup – Hacking For Diplomacy

Steve Blank

Army veterans and mid-career MBAs hailing not just from the United States but from countries including Saudi Arabia, India, France, Israel and Austria. The academic year is in full swing at Stanford and already we’re deep into our new Hacking for Diplomacy course.

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10 Entertaining Things to Check out While You’re Waiting in Line Today

Up and Running

Women can now be attorneys in Saudi Arabia. While in other nations this has long been the case, for the very conservative kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the first female lawyer and the first woman-founded law firm are indeed a novelty. These people need something to read. Good morning and Happy Black Friday!

Bringing Lean Startup to Life at GE

Startup Lessons Learned

In Saudi Arabia, for example, where screening rates are low due to both cultural stigma around the female body and women’s fear of diagnosis, healthymagination has looked to solutions going far beyond just new equipment. “In Guest post by Sarah Milstein, co-host of The Lean Startup Conference. At a party in NYC recently, I was challenged by a VC to name the biggest company currently using Lean Startup practices.

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Generate and Transformify: Umbrella Solutions to Help Businesses Hire Top Talent Worldwide

Transformify - Recruiting

London, 18.08.2018. Transformify Recruitment CRM and Generate FS have joined forces to help employers hire top talent worldwide.

Facebook Acquires Israel’s Snaptu For an Estimated $60-70 Million

VC Cafe

Facebook surprised with its first acquisition in Israel today (and its second acquisition outside of the US), with the announcement that it is buying Israeli startup Snaptu (previously known as Moblica) for an estimated $60-70 million.

Israel 101

The Artificial Intelligence Opportunity: A Camel to Cars Moment

Occam's Razor

I lived in Saudi Arabia for almost three years. Saudi Arabia is a country that saw massively fast modernization. I only half-jokingly say that Saudis still ride their cars like camels – and it was scary!). Over the last couple years, I’ve spent an increasing amount of time diving into the possibilities Deep Learning (DL) offers in terms of what we can do with Artificial Intelligence (AI).

The Best Economy In History

Growthink Blog

back up the board where it is lagging in the World Bank ease of doing business rankings - #17 in starting a business (behind countries including Belarus, Rwanda, and Saudi Arabia!), #62 in paying taxes, and #20 in international trade. You would never believe it given the drumbeat of negativity that passes as business news these days, but last month U.S.

The next tech powerhouse?

BeyondVC

In a recent Barron’s article on Cisco titled "Getting the World WIred (sorry, sub required)" is an interesting comment from CEO John Chambers: While these new technologies are giving Cisco’s current customers reason to upgrade, Cisco also is seeing growth of nearly 50% a year in its sale of networking systems in emerging markets like Saudi Arabia.

This I Believe: A Manifesto for a Magnificent Career

Occam's Razor

My professional career spans three countries: India, Saudi Arabia and the United States. This I Believe was one of my favorite NPR programs. It's raison d'être : "Americans from all walks of life share the personal philosophies and core values that guide their daily lives."

On Bubbles … And Why We’ll Be Just Fine

Both Sides of the Table

In economics we call these “exogenous events&# and if they happen (Greek debt crisis, problems raising the US debt ceiling, trouble in Saudi Arabia) – you will not be shielded. This post originally ran on TechCrunch. I recently spoke at the Founder Showcase at the request of Adeo Ressi. I asked what the audience most needed to hear.

And Then They Came for Me …

Both Sides of the Table

The fact that he called on nations like South Korea or Saudi Arabia to have their own nuclear weapons? Yesterday was Halloween in the United States where children dress up and try to scare people as they “trick-or-treat” for candy. Yet the only horror I experienced was watching Peter Thiel stand in front of a national media audience and re-endorse Donald Trump for President. In his defense he made it clear that he didn’t agree with the all of the things Trump had said (or done?)

Why Was Winter in Venture Capital Funding so Short?

Both Sides of the Table

GLOBAL” Warming The first thing that’s clear is that global investors from China, Singapore, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Japan and elsewhere stepped in to fill the gap that was initially created by the VC pull back. Saudi’s PIF + UAE’s Mubadala teamed up with Japan’s SoftBank to launch a new $100 billion fund. Perhaps this is why the Kuwait Investment Authority put $165 million into Jawbone and Saudi’s PIF put $3.5

Why It’s OK to Show Your Anger

Both Sides of the Table

 —  @realdonaldtrump He’s a Foreign Policy Idiot He has said that he thinks non-nuclear countries should have their own nuclear weapons and specifically said he has no problem if South Korea, Japan and Saudi Arabia go nuclear. There’s an old saying in polite circles in the United States that there are two things one should never talk about a social gatherings: Politics & Religion.

Wind Power and Natural Gas– Some Thoughts on the Pickens Energy Plan

Pascal's View

The United States is the “Saudi Arabia of wind”, as Pickens describes our country on his website pickensplan.com. Boone Pickens made his fortune on oil and has been a bull on natural gas since before I invested in the Mesa takeover attempt of Texaco in 1988. Now he is a bull on wind power and believes that the combination of wind farms and transitioning the nation’s autos from oil to natural gas powered vehicles will deliver the knockout blow to the oil monopoly.

How can Visual Search Change SEO for E-Commerce?

Duct Tape Marketing

Currently, he is heading the marketing team at Go-Gulf Saudi Arabia – a custom web design company. How can Visual Search Change SEO for E-Commerce? written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing. The visuals of a website attract more users than a mere text. A web page that is facilitated with images, videos and infographic earn 94% more views than the one having a bulk of the textual content.

Out of the Crisis #16: Robert Schooley on why we weren't prepared, long-term thinking, and how to make decisions for the greater good.

Startup Lessons Learned

The same thing happened with MERS, the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome 10 years later that occurred initially in Saudi Arabia and spread to a little offshoot into Korea. Robert Schooley began his career just as the HIV-AIDS pandemic was coming to the forefront. He's dedicated his life to infectious disease research even as funding for infrastructure and national attention to this area of medicine have declined.