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Best of 2012: Rubicon Group interview

Best of 2012: Rubicon Group interview

Randa Ayoubi started Rubicon Group Holding from scratch eighteen years ago. Today, the Jordan-based digital content production house has become one of the industry’s greatest success stories on a global scale, with an IPO expected in the next two years

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Two's Kompany

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Best of 2012: Alan Rutherford interview

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Inside the mind of Wadah Khanfar

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Talking heads

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Rebels with a cause

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