Seeing the United Arab Emirates

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Obviously, there was a lot of buzz about the financial meltdown, especially in a place like Dubai that has built itself up as a major international business center (Dubai as an emirate has relatively little oil compared to some of the other gulf emirates). I spent the day before the council driving around the United Arab Emirates and a bit in Oman. Of course, one of the investments made by the emirates has been in mosques.

To Dubai on an Emirates Airbus 380

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My current business trip started by heading for Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It was easier to say yes than usual: I'd never been to Dubai or the region, and the government of Dubai and Emirates airline offered to fly me there business class! I headed to my hotel to get some sleep before touring the Emirates on the day I had before the Council's started meeting. I had been invited to attend the Global Agenda Council meeting organized by the World Economic Forum.

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Book Recommendation For Leaders: The Leadership Challenge

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Mexico, United Arab Emirates and Australia. There is good reason why, The Leadership Challenge , book is now in its sixth addition. It expertly teaches you what to do as a leader to mobilize others to want to get extraordinary things done in your organization. Revised to address current challenges, this sixth edition marks thirty-plus years since the book was first published.

Bookshare without Borders: #3/3

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Creating the World’s Largest Collection of Accessible Arabic eBooks Access to knowledge is the critical first step on the path to economic, educational, and social development. We’ve already built a collection of titles in Hindi and Tamil, two of the most-spoken languages in India, and last summer we released our first accessible collection in Arabic. Digitally processing Arabic-language content is no easy task.

Leaders: How To Make Extraordinary Things Happen In Organizations

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Mexico, United Arab Emirates and Australia. There is good reason why, The Leadership Challenge , book is now in it’s sixth addition. It expertly teaches you what to do as a leader to mobilize others to want to get extraordinary things done in your organization. Revised to address current challenges, this sixth edition marks thirty years since the book was first published.

Betsy Beaumon on Benetech's Literacy Program

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veteran, or you speak Arabic, or you live in Korea? Bookshare International Yup, Bookshare now has Arabic books. The news that this is the largest accessible Arabic book collection in the world is bittersweet. We hope to work on this thorny challenge further with our partner, the Mada Center, in Qatar, and benefit others throughout the region, such as the members served by our new partner, Emirates Association for the Visually Impaired, in the United Arab Emirates.

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The first day of training is this Sunday and we’ll be covering networked approaches for NGOs and social media trainers. The participants include in-country teams from six different countries: Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen. Among his many accomplishments, he runs the very popular “Tech Tuesdays&# in Jordan where Arab social media geeks meet up regularly.

A New Marketing Paradigm: How Affordable, Active and Agile Technology Can Change Nonprofits

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His clients have included a “who’s who” of nonprofits, among them, World Vision, The Children's Society (UK), Oxfam, The ONE Campaign, American Red Cross, UNCF-the United Negro College Fund, Jewish National Fund, National Wildlife Federation, Open Doors, Turning Point and Habitat for Humanity. He and his wife currently live in the United Arab Emirates and enjoy traveling widely Matt McCabe, Orange Leap. [Ed.