8 Ways to Motivate Your Employees

Wish your staff were more productive? There are many strategies you can use to increase their motivation to get more done. By Jane Hosking Isn’t it the job of employees to just focus on their work and get things done?…

Spreading E-commerce with ShopGo

While ShopGo is finding great success helping Jordan’s offline merchants make the leap to the world of online retail, the young company’s founder and CEO now has his sights on creating innovative e-commerce solutions for the rest of the developing…

Tapping Gaza’s Gas

Finally taking the lead and thinking ahead to solve its energy issues, the Jordanian government is taking a stab at Gaza and Cyprus’s offshore gas reserves. Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Mohammad Hamed said the agreement, which is yet…

New US Ambassador Appointed

Alice G. Wells has been sworn in as the new US ambassador to Jordan, replacing Stuart E. Jones who held the pivotal diplomatic position for three years. This will be the first ambassadorial post for Wells, a career Foreign Service…

Valley Fund Ventures East

The Middle East’s startup scene is getting a $25 million investment boost from Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm Fenox VC. By Sadad Talhouni Fenox Venture Capital is a Silicon Valley-based VC that provides early and growth-stage funding to emerging technology…

Leading to Innovate

Managers must create the right corporate environment before their workforce can truly innovate. By Jane Hosking Innovation is essential for a company to maintain its competitive advantage. But the term is still thrown around by managers who really don’t know how…

Look Who’s Calling

Millions of smartphone users in Jordan are turning to Truecaller to rid themselves of nuisance and spam callers. By Sadad Talhouni With 65 million users worldwide, Truecaller is easily the most popular of a growing number of apps that allow…

Mobile Word Processing Apps

Microsoft finally got around to releasing Office for the iPad earlier this year. The app has proved incredibly popular so far, with Microsoft reporting more than 12 million downloads within the first week of its appearance on the App Store….

Shunning Civic Duty

A lack of civic responsibility is behind many of the problems we face today. By Osama Al-Sharif In Karak a few months back, someone decided they were perfectly entitled to riddle a major water pipe with bullets so that their…

Ramatex Enters Apparel Sector

Jordan’s apparel sector was given a major boost with the announcement that Singapore’s Ramatex Group, which makes clothes for the likes of Nike and Uniqlo, is pressing ahead with plans to establish a manufacturing facility in the Kingdom at a…