How fast does your business run, and to what end?

Author: Alain Bejjani — CEO, Majid Al Futtaim — Holding

In the natural world, species must continually evolve to survive; the same is true for business. This is the Red Queen effect, inspired by the author Lewis Carroll’s words: It…


What our new record in sustainable finance means for you

Author: Alain Bejjani — CEO, Majid Al Futtaim — Holding

Sustainability-linked loans may sound complicated, but they are worth taking a few minutes to understand as they affect every one of us.

Simply put, they exemplify doing well by doing…


Author: Alain Bejjani — CEO, Majid Al Futtaim — Holding

Disruption is the steel-cut oats of a thriving business — perhaps not the most popular choice, but undoubtedly good for you.

Succeeding at disruption requires business to have a finger on the pulse of the industry, markets and consumers; to…


Author: Alain Bejjani — CEO, Majid Al Futtaim — Holding

At first glance, business and sport seem to have much in common. Both are results- and performance-oriented, highly competitive, thrive on differentiation, strategy and teamwork, for example.

Both are also clearly about people. Sports, like no other platform, is a…


How do we nurture involvement?

Author: Alain Bejjani — CEO, Majid Al Futtaim — Holding

Recently, two people I don’t know, have never met and who are at opposite ends of the age spectrum gave me something to think about.

The first is a 10-year old, Tani Adewumi, a Nigerian…


Author: Alain Bejjani — CEO, Majid Al Futtaim — Holding

Spending time trying to predict the future is an exercise in futility. Instead, history has shown us that the only way to predict the future is to shape it — to actively work towards it.

Two pieces of recent news…


Authors:
Alain Bejjani — CEO, Majid Al Futtaim — Holding
Ahmed Galal Ismail — CEO, Majid Al Futtaim — Properties
Hani Weiss — CEO, Majid Al Futtaim — Retail
Ignace Lahoud — CEO, Majid Al Futtaim — Leisure, Entertainment & Cinemas

For the last 20 years, prioritising Saudi Arabia has…


Cultivating our hidden leaders

Author: Alain Bejjani — CEO, Majid Al Futtaim — Holding

There’s been much debate over the last year about the future of the workplace — will we work from home, from different geographies, how will we collaborate and so on. …


Author: Alain Bejjani — CEO, Majid Al Futtaim — Holding

How do you disrupt a disruption? How do you turn something innovative into something even more so? The answer starts with thinking alloy.

All science students know stronger alloys are created by mixing metals — and knowing which specific ingredient…


Author: Alain Bejjani — CEO, Majid Al Futtaim — Holding

If you’ve lived in the Middle East for any length of time, you’ve hopefully experienced the magic of a baqala.

These indispensable neighbourhood grocery stores were not only masters of logistics, squeezing arrays of goods into small spaces, they were…

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