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Welcome. There is a lot here, so I thought that I would point to a few articles that I think are important and those that have been the most popular.

The Investor’s Edge is probably the most interesting if you are interested in investing. To get all my ideas across needed a longer article but it is well worth it.

The most popular is my Zawya Story series about my purchase of a failed UK based media company, moving to Dubai, turning it around and then selling it to Reuters for 20x money.

The most popular articles is Dear Forbes: Dubai is more than alcohol and bikinis on the beach which dispells some of the ridiculous myths about my country, the UAE.

Next is GREs versus the Private Sector in the UAE which I seems to be popular because it examines the performance and effect on the economy of the UAE’s GREs and SWFs.

I write a lot about SMEs because they represent such great opportunities in terms of investments and business. In the #4 spot is The SME Credit Gap in the Middle East.

Negotiation: Playing Chicken is a massive hit with my international readers. This seemed to have been triggered by the Greek/EU crisis and then gained popularity as other political scenarios unfolded around the world.

Mediocrity as a strategic goal for UAE banks? clearly resonated with the consumers who follow my blog, as I try to find a reason why the UAE has 50 banks that don’t seem to exhibit competitive behaviour.

 

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