News: Qatar National Convention Centre set to host one of the largest conferences in the world

Doha, 8 November: With less than three weeks to go, the Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC) has intensified its preparations to take centre stage and host Qatar’s largest conference to date – the United Nations’ Framework Convention on Climate Change 2012 (COP18/CMP8). The event which will take place from 26 November to 7 December is expected [...]

News: Entrepreneurs Organisation Qatar, appoints new president

Doha, 7 November: The Entrepreneurs Organisation (EO) Qatar chapter has announced the appointment of Mohamed Jaidah as President to EO Qatar for the 2012-2013 year, under the international Entrepreneurs Organisation. The organisation brings together some of the most influential and socially aware entrepreneurs in Qatar, in an attempt to help their members learn and grow [...]

Interview: Khalid Al Jaber, A serial entrepreneur

As CEO of Innovation Group, Khalid Al Jaber is a 35-year-old Qatari who is involved in all four of his company’s divisions, in the information technology sector and filmmaking, as well model building for the construction, real estate and oil and gas industries, through the German-based Innovation GmbH. Al Jaber is also executive director of [...]

Virtualising Qatar’s Businesses

The virtualisation of business organisations and the challenges in the networking and data management industry TheEDGE spoke exclusively with Nimer Ghazal, country manager for Brocade Qatar about the virtualisation of business functions, the move to cloud based applications and the challenges for companies in managing their data in a time of information explosion. What is [...]

Qatar’s atomic future

Nuclear energy analyst provides evidence of Qatar’s atomic power ambitions by Jamie Stewart Evidence has emerged that the Qatar Ministry of Energy and Industry is moving forwards with its programme to develop nuclear power in the country. State-owned energy giant Qatar Petroleum is seeking to employ a senior nuclear energy analyst, with responsibilities including playing [...]

Is Management Ideology the last bastion of American hegemony?

Here is a tricky question: How many living management gurus did not learn their trade in North America? The London Business Schoolís Julian Birkinshaw, who has presented this condundrum to many of his esteemed international colleagues, writes that it is not easy to come up with a list of top experts who are not American, [...]

News: New NGO launched to enhance research and sustainability in Qatar

Doha, 25 October: As part of Qatar’s investment and long-term commitment to the environment, the Qatar Sustainability Network (QSN) was officially launched in Doha yesterday. At the launch, Nadia Aboul Hosn interim board member at QSN outlined the mandate as a network to cultivate a culture of research, science, and sustainability through active engagement of civil [...]

Vol 4 Issue 10 Oct 2012

This month’s cover story in about one of Qatar’s more contentious investments, The Shard, a skyscraper that sits on the bank of the river Thames in central London. We take a look at the differing sentiments it has generated from Londoners and Qatar’s role in the project. In this issue we also look at the [...]

RecentArticles: Sartorial style

Sartorial Style: Dress for your shape

You would think that dressing a male physique is straightforward, yet there are a few guidelines that tall, short, slim and large men can follow: Tall Men Although this body size is considered ideal, there are still a few sartorial challenges. Avoid oversized clothing and anything fitted. Cropped jackets emphasise leg length, so look for [...]

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Your Style Mysteries Solved

How long should a trench coat be? There is certainly no shortage of choices when it comes to trench coat lengths today, which has, in fact, always been the case with this century old garment. At Burberry, our favourite trench brand, the custom service will make your coat in one of three lengths (mid-thigh, -knee [...]

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Keep your shirt on

A shirt has the power to make or break a look. TheEDGE’s guide to shirt styles will help you get it right. In theory, it sounds straightforward enough: pick colour, find suitable neck size, add vaguely matching tie – easy! The truth is that there is actually a lot more to consider when picking a [...]

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Getting it in the Neck

For some, the necktie is a symbol of conformity, but in an ever-more casual world, we at TheEDGE believe that today, the rebellious embrace the necktie. Here’s how you can too. Go Bright Liven up your corporate look by picking a tie that packs a punch in a bright colour. The confidence to step away [...]

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Sartorial Style: If the Shoe Fits…

TheEDGE’s quick guide to essential shoes for all business occasions. The Loafer Loafers are a sharp alternative to black lace-ups, just make sure your pair has a slim leather sole, round toe and a good polish. The Wing Tip The wing tip can be pointy and delicate, and not all of them look right with [...]

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