When David Vélez, MBA ’12, moved to Brazil in 2008 to open a regional office for a private equity fund, he didn’t expect one of his biggest challenges to be getting a bank account. The process took five months.
Netflix has been in the news lately and if you had to go by what the reports have been saying, you’d think they’ve led themselves astray and are headed for extinction. That’s ridiculous. Last year, I stated that Netflix could be the first subscription service to hit 1 billion users. And I still stand by that.
Why? Well, let’s not forget that this is Netflix we are talking about! Let’s recap. Read More
Over 39,000 submissions from across 7000+ participants, cutting across the region and beyond. 15 Categories including People, Automobile, Street, Food, Architecture, Astro, Fine Arts, Lifestyle and many more.The Kioxia ExceLENS Awards for Photography and Videography, Edition 2.0, conceptualised and Engineered by branding agency ISD Global.
Here’s a lowdown on the images and the talent behind them that took away the winner and runner up recognition. Read More
About four years ago, I received a surprising email—not surprising because of what it said, but because of the way it looked. The text was set in Courier, that font you see in movies when hackers write code on a black screen. The email became sort of a running joke at the office, and I couldn’t take this person seriously when they emailed again.
It was a packed house at the eclectic Etihad Museum, Jumeirah, Dubai, the venue for Edition 2.0 of the Kioxa ExceLENS Awards, conceptualised and engineered by branding agency ISD Global, to salute the achievements of the region’s finest photographers (Pros/Amateurs), to discover new and emerging talent including students, home makers, hobbyists, literally anyone, and to promote the appreciation of photography/videography. Read More
After three decades as a business improvement consultant, you’d think I would have gotten used to how poor the communications are in some organizations, but it still shocks me. I talk with senior managers who tell me they have no clear idea of their company’s vision or direction. Sit in meetings and watch people skirt around essential issues, ignore significant problems, and avoid any level of confrontation, even if it would be productive. Read More
Speaking dynamically can be a challenge when you’re on a video call. Here’s how to draw your audience in, no matter what you’re talking about.
Speaking virtually can be an enormous challenge if you want to inspire your audience. After all, listeners don’t receive the usual visual cues from a virtual speaker, nor do they hear the presenter’s voice with the same clarity that characterizes in-person communication.