We Need to Stop Talking About There Being a Trade-off Between Purpose and Profit, By Becky Willan, CEO and Co-Founder of Given

When it comes to purpose, you might think that conversations about its value versus its cost, and the extent to which it can support business growth, would be a thing of the past in today’s boardrooms. Purpose trailblazers such as Unilever are proving that a more responsible approach to capitalism is what stakeholders, talent and…

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Can The Benefits of the Digital Economy Reach all Segments of Saudi Society? Written By Patrick Cooke, Managing Editor, Oxford Business Group

Thanks to the success of the vaccine rollout, we were able to send field staff back to Saudi Arabia in August after a pandemic-induced period of absence. Apart from the natural sense of excitement at finally being able to hold face-to-face meetings with partners old and new, our new team has reported a sense of…

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Global U.S. Polo Assn. Powered By Its Authentic Connection to the Sport of Polo, Written By J. Michael Prince, President & CEO of USPA Global Licensing

Polo, one of the oldest sports in the world – also referred to as the “Game of Kings” – is full of thrills, teamwork, technique and true sportsmanship. The first recorded games in history were in China and Persia and the very first polo club of modern times, the Silchar Polo Club,  was established in…

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How Zoom Became a Litmus Paper For Cybersecurity Mistakes, With NordVPN Teams, CTO, Juta Gurinaviciute

The susceptibility to threats soars in times of crisis. What pivotal aspects companies forgot in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic? One of the biggest checkmarks that lots of companies missed is cybersecurity. According to various sources, around 80% of CISOs admit having sacrificed it in an effort to enable employees to work remotely. Some…

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Interview With Crowberry Capital Founding Partners: Hekla Arnardottir, Helga Valfells, Jenny Ruth Hrafnsdottir

Vincent Abrams, Editor-in-Chief at I-MAGAZINE interviews the founders of Icelandic Venture Capitalist Fund who are leading the way in gender diversity. Tell me more about Crowberry Capital? Crowberry is an early-stage Venture Capitalist fund which invests in technology start-ups across the Nordics. We are passionate about technology and invest in people that build cutting-edge global…

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A New Breed Of Investor, Susannah Streeter, Senior Investment and Markets Analyst, Hargreaves Lansdown

Throughout history youth rebellions have come in many forms, from the riots across Europe in 1968 to the Arab Spring uprisings and the environmental protests that have erupted around the world. Armed with placards, chants and slogans, young people have massed in towns and cities attempting to change economic policies and entire regimes, with varying…

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Interview with Chris Ducker, Author, Entrepreneur

You coined the term ‘Youpreneur’, which is also the title of your recent book ‘Rise of the Youpreneur: The Definitive Guide to Becoming the Go-To Leader in Your Industry and Building a Futureproof Business’. What does ‘Youpreneur’ mean? A Youpreneur is someone who builds a profitable business based around themselves, their experience, their personality, and…

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Trevor Horwell, CEO at Nobu Hospitality

Since Nobu Hospitality moved into the hotel industry five years ago, the luxury lifestyle brand has grown to operate across five continents. On track to operate 20 hotels by 2020, the iconic portfolio will see properties in Barcelona, Los Cabos and Chicago launch this year alone. With a career in luxury hospitality spanning more than…

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Charlie Betts, Managing Director, Betts Group

Betts was founded in 1760 and is now in its third century of trading. Tell us a little about the history of Betts. The business was founded to service the newly developed jewellery industry in Birmingham at the start of the industrial revolution. Obviously a lot has changed since then, with huge technological developments in…

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Tej Kholi – The Business of Philanthropy

There is a great difference between charity and philanthropy, but it is a difference that is too often ignored. Charity is the act of giving money, any amount, but not actively engaging in the cause. Philanthropy involves giving money, certainly, but also requires personal and proactive involvement. The traditional image of the billionaire philanthropist is…

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Jim Thompson, Chairman, Crown Worldwide

Entrepreneur Jim Thompson founded Crown Worldwide in 1965 with an initial investment of just 1,000 USD and took it to a turnover of 840m USD in 50 years. Launched in Yokohama, Japan, it is now one of the world’s largest privately-owned companies in the field of international logistics and related services with 265 offices in…

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Investing in Private Companies

Have you ever overheard friends or colleagues talking about the great companies they’ve invested in? Or maybe you’ve listened to them bragging about what an amazing return on investment they’ve achieved or how cool the businesses are: a trendy boutique bistro pub, a new micro-brewery, a designer watch company supplying celebrities and famous footballers, the…

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