Words of Purpose

Words are powerful; it becomes even more powerful when determined as a theme or vision statement. It mirrors in the actions of people who focus, channelize all their efforts and make each day count based on the same. The year 2019 is devoted to ‘Tolerance’ a value deeply rooted in the social fabric of the UAE and in the teachings of HH Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan (may his soul, rest in peace).

2018 was the Year of Zayed comme

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 Words of Purpose

Business Reengineering

‘When the going gets tough, the tough get going’ is one of the most popular proverbs, often heard in management and self-help talks. Another, narration that we often hear these days is about business being challenging and market conditions being tough. Some may argue that motivational talks are good but hold very less significance when it comes to handling routine business challenges. The fact remains that our thought process and the way we react to situations do affect our business and professional life

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Business Reengineering

Credit Crunch: Call for Caution

Is there a credit crunch today in the market? On one side there are major policy reforms taken up by the government to encourage investments and business; on the other side, we hear about firms shutting down and people absconding. So, if the latter is to be believed, is the reason - credit crunch? Some may agree, some may completely negate any such sentiments prevailing; on the contrary, the majority would not dispute that there is a ‘slow-down’

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 Credit Crunch: Call for Caution

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Don’t just survive, lead the transformation
Darwinian Theory of evolution states ‘survival of the fittest’ which refers to a situation in which only the strongest people or things continue to live or be successful, while the others die or fail. In other words, we have to continuously keep adapting to the environment, we live and operate in; to remain relevant and competitive. It is not an option anymore but a virtue which every successful person today follows. The important aspects of the phenomenon of evolution are the man himself and the environment.

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Eventful Dubai

While trade, tourism, travel, real estate, retail and financial services are said to be some of the key drivers of Dubai economy, various events from vibrant sectors of diverse scales add immensely to its impetus. The strategic location and exceptional connectivity have placed Dubai, as the gateway of Middle East to the rest of the world over several decades; it has resulted in Dubai being the trade hub of the region as well as the epicentre of major events and exhibitions.

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Two Time Stronger

The growing India UAE partnership The first time could have been a diplomatic pursuit but as UAE becomes one among the few countries where the Indian Prime Minister made the second visit during this tenure reflects the strong commitment, growing partnership between the two nations and friendship of our leaders. This month marked the second visit by the Prime Minister of India to the UAE, the second visit within two years. Earlier, the visit in August 2015 was the first visit by an Indian Prime Minister after 34 years long wait.

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 Two Time Stronger

Populism or prudence, Disruptions or stability, Proclamations or implementation

The 2018 Economic Survey reports that India would re-establish itself as the world’s fastest-growing economy by next fiscal with an expected growth rate of 7 to 7.5%. The survey also exhibits 4.5% growth in the industrial sector and 11% growth in exports. Inflation and fiscal consolidation are in control. Being the last full year budget, it’s an ideal opportunity to reaffirm the faith and confidence of the Indian people in the year of 8 state elections followed by general elections.

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Populism or prudence, Disruptions or stability, Proclamations or implementation

A Year Closer to Expo 2020 & Vision 2021

At the cusp of bidding goodbye to a passing year and welcoming a new year, we are going through a transitional period. A significant transition when the way we operate in our businesses and respective professions are going through a transformation. A transformation from being tax-free to taxable. One of the most significant value that VAT is going to add to our businesses and professions is more discipline, more legitimacy.

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 A Year Closer to Expo 2020 & Vision 2021

Crowe Horwath: Up for the Challenge!

Contributing to the Dubai Fitness Challenge “I challenge you to join the Dubai Fitness Challenge” read the text message from Faz3, our beloved Crown Prince of Dubai, HH Shaikh Hamdan bin Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum encouraging us to join the Dubai Fitness Challenge initiative. Many of us received the message compelling us to join the noble initiative, helping Dubai become the most active city in the world and our residents, healthy and happy. Everyone aspires to be physically fit but often our work pressure and busy lifestyle don’t allow us to take care of our health properly and we keep on procrastinating the idea; for most of us what we lack is mere motivation.

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 Crowe Horwath: Up for the Challenge!

Ever-Evolving Dubai

Whether a person, organization or nation, it is inevitable to keep evolving to continue growth. It’s the vision and leadership of our nation that we are today on a steady path of growth and prosperity. It was UAE that took initiative much before the oil turmoil struck the Gulf nations, to diversify and expand the avenues for economic growth.

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Dubai: the harbinger of tech-innovations.

Robocop comes to reality as Dubai Polices’ latest recruit. The first franchise of the movie Robocop was released in the year 1987 followed by two more franchises, television and animation series until the recent remake in 2014. It was the first time ever that a Robocop was imagined. The American Director of the second franchise Irvin Kershner says, “Film is a window to the real world but a lie that makes you believe the unbelievable.” While movies reflect the imagination of a person, it can instigate an imagination in someone else. So it wouldn’t be wrong to say that movies or real life both are manifestations of a human mind.

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 Dubai: the harbinger of tech-innovations.

Internet: A battlefield of boons & breaches.

As the famous opening dialog of Tom Cruise starred movie Mission Impossible-II says, ‘every search for a hero must begin with something every hero needs, a villain.’ If Internet of Things is considered to be a boon in the present age of Information Technology then another side of the coin is cyber security threats like the WannaCry Ransomware.

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 Internet: A battlefield of boons & breaches.

VAT – More an inner resistance than a new regime

The introduction of VAT or Value Added Tax in the UAE is no more a news. All of us are aware of it and in the phase of being VAT ready; reviewing our IT capabilities, identifying key areas, pricing policies, training our staff members, restructuring our business operations and processes. If not, then it’s high time that you should engage in checking on your VAT preparedness.

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 VAT – More an inner resistance than a new regime

Innovations turn Disruptive

Innovative learning is inevitable not just to grow but to stay in business today. It applies not just to an aspiring professional but to even an established conglomerate. There is a constant need to unlearn, learn and relearn. It’s not a choice but a need with the virtue of the technological advancements and competition in the market. At entry level in any industry, there are a plethora of challenges to make your own space and even established industry leader has a risk of startups that are changing the way we think and do business.

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 Innovations turn Disruptive