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What makes Sir Martin Sorrell tick?

What makes Sir Martin Sorrell tick?

The world’s most influential ad man, Sir Martin Sorrell, says the global economy is stuck in a ‘Slough of Despond’. Are there any reasons at all to be positive about the rest of 2016?

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Alex Saber: Digital dreams

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John Sculley: Getting to the core of the former Apple boss

The tech giant was unveiled as the most profitable company in history last week. It's former CEO, who help increase sales 1000% during his ten years at the helm, talks about his boardroom battles, the genius that was Steve Jobs and entering the Middle...

Harmeek Singh’s game plan

Harmeek Singh’s game plan

Harmeek Singh, owner and CEO of Plan b Group, has challenged the status quo, dreamed big, and achieved a lot. He tells Tamara Pupic how he has battled his way onto the world stage and found success

Interview: Kenneth Feld

Interview: Kenneth Feld

Irvin Feld reinvigorated the American circus industry in the 1950s but it was his son Kenneth’s deal with Disney that turned the traditional business into the largest live family entertainment company in the world. As the business expands with the next...

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Five Minutes with: Mark Sanger, Oscar-winning editor of Gravity

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Directing Traffik: Marcel Khairallah

Directing Traffik: Marcel Khairallah

Marcel Khairallah, founder and owner of below the line solutions company Traffik360, explains how he has adapted to a continually evolving business landscape, and how his business has become a global player

Brand designs: Insignia's Gaurav Sinha

Brand designs: Insignia's Gaurav Sinha

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Interview: Starcom MediaVest chief Laura Desmond

Interview: Starcom MediaVest chief Laura Desmond

Laura Desmond has spent a career looking after the fortunes of some of America’s biggest brands. Ahead of the Publicis-Omnicom mega-merger, the chief executive of giant ad agency Starcom MediVest Group talks trends, tech and Twitter

Qatar’s media taboo

Qatar’s media taboo

Despite the large number of local female journalism graduates, it is rare to see Qatari women appearing in print media, social media or on television. Arabian Business Qatar speaks with Christina Paschyn, a lecturer in journalism at Northwestern University...

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Staying on message

Staying on message

Don Baer wrote speeches for Bill Clinton and still advises Barack Obama. These days, however, the chairman and CEO of PR giant Burson-Marsteller has his eyes firmly fixed on the corporate world

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Interview: Kashif Joosub

The founder of Light House Studios explains how he launched a business during the financial crisis

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Growth junkie

Maxus is one of the fastest-growing media agencies in the world. Global CEO Vikram Sakhuja assesses the biggest trends in the digital revolution


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