Business

Entrepreneurship

A touch of glass

Italian entrepreneurs Alessandro Forte and Stefano Ottone fell into designing glasses and now have a serious celebrity clientele. While many entrepreneurs are hailed for their ...
Susanne-Kaufmann
Entrepreneurship

The beauty business

Austrian entrepreneur Susanne Kaufmann’s organic spa products are stocked by some of the world’s biggest hotels. Deep in the Bregenz forest, where farmers and villagers can ...
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Real Estate

The most expensive home in the US is up for sale

The $250 million home includes a helicopter, $30 million worth of cars and a curated art collection as part of this mega deal. Nearly nine years after ...
Real Estate

Is Dubai ready for an eight-star hotel?

The Bulgari Hotel slated to open later this year will have the city’s most expensive room rates and has the Burj Al Arab in its ...
Italian designer Bontoni count Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom among its customers.
Family Business

The shoemaker to Silicon Valley’s bosses

Italian designer Bontoni count Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom among its high-profile customers. Set amid the gentle rolling hills of Italy’s Marche ...
Cover story

Mark Wahlberg is a proud Bostonian

The patron saint of Boston has teamed up with director Peter Berg for his new film Patriots Day. Patriots Day gives an intense account of ...
Profiles

Talking business: Baccarat CEO Daniela Riccardi

The French crystal manufacturer has clientele that includes global royalty, heads of state and celebrities. In 1764, King Louis XV issued a royal warrant to ...
Family Business

Etqaan is one of the region's best furniture makers

The Egyptian powerhouse is preserving centuries-old craftsmanship and know-how to make exquisite pieces of handmade furniture. In Arabic, Etqaan loosely translates to “mastering” and that’s ...
Profiles

Keeping the craft of dhow building alive in the UAE

Salah Bin Touq is fighting against a tide of commercialism to continue making dhows, some of which are as large as freighters. Standing deep inside ...
Profiles

The midwives of Kalongo

Sister Carmel Abwot is not just training midwives in Uganda – she’s empowering them too. Sister Carmel tells us her surname, Abwot, means ‘I escaped’. ...
Cover story

Robert De Niro is playing the long game

GC met the actor and savvy businessman in Dubai recently on the sidelines of his visit to promote his most ambitious business investment plan to ...
Profiles

This business app is dubbed as the ‘Tinder for networking’

With Shapr, your career and personal life aren’t mutually exclusive any longer. Understandably, not everyone is a fan of the hit-and-run Tinder dating app. While ...
Social Business

Inside the Middle East’s first self-defence studio for women

It’s founder, Lina Khalifeh, has already received a shout-out from President Barrack Obama and Emma Watson. “The government has not been supportive at all, and ...
Social Business

23-Year-Old Audrey Cheng Has Set Up A Computer Coding School In Africa

The Moringa School in Kenya has already produced 110 graduates with a 95 per cent employment rate. At age 11, the inveterately precocious Audrey Cheng ...
Real Estate

IMG to build the world’s largest indoor theme park in Dubai

The IMG Worlds of Legends will be spread across two million square feet. It’s been barely a few months since the 1.5-million square foot IMG ...
Profiles

Fancy A $100,000 Annual Concierge Service?

Businesswoman Paola Diana is the founder of high-end concierge service Sigillus. But she’s also championing the cause of equal rights for women across the globe. ...