Sand to Silicon

Sand to Silicon

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It's almost impossible not to be aware of Dubai today. Over just three generations and mostly within the past half century this tiny emirate has raised its profile globally through a range of bold developments and clever ideas such as its free zones for business that have made it a regional centre for many firms, its annual air show and, most recently, its development as a tourist centre that is home to some of the most stunning hotels in the world. Dubai owes its success to a number of things, including * Leadership that is visionary, inspirational and embraces risks * Leadership that is demanding but supportive, that builds confidence * Leanness of organizational structure and bureaucracy, which helps to speed things up * Openness to outside influence and competition, and to the views of all stakeholders. * Openness of communication channels and access to decision-makers * A business culture founded on trust These are all things that any organisation can benefit fromshow more

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  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 149.9 x 236.2 x 25.4mm | 453.6g
  • Profile Books Ltd
  • Profile Business
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 1861976275
  • 9781861976277

About Jeffrey Sampler

Jeffrey Sampler is Associate Professor of Information Management and Strategy at London Business School. Saeb Eigner is CEO of Lonworld Group, a financial services company, and deputy chairman of the London Business school Alumni more

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"A great business story waiting to be told" Bill Clinton, Former president of the United States. "As a keen advocate of Dubai's open sky policy, an admirer of their free enterprise strategy and all that has been achieved in this wonderful country in such a short period of time, I was delighted to read a book which explores in detail this great success story." Sir Richard Branson, Chairman, Virgin Group. "This is a fascinating book describing the strategy and policies that have made Dubai an economic success story in the Middle East. Drawing on both personal experience and analytical perspectives, the authors who have travelled and worked extensively throughout the region provide a compelling account of Dubai's unique model of economic development." Dr Laura D'Andrea Tyson, Dean, London Business School; former Dean of Haas Business School at Berkeley and head of President Bill Clinton's Economic Advisory Board. "In the space of 50 years Dubai has been transformed from a stretch of sand to a City which rivals Hong Kong. Saeb Eigner and Jeff Sampler provide us with a riveting insight into the vision, imagination, determination and dedication of the architects of this extraordinary development and bring into clear focus the spirit of entrepreneurship of the ruling family and the people of Dubai in making it all happen." The Earl of Home, Chairman, Coutts & more

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