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Rehabilitation first

Rehabilitation first

The opening crawl of the movie “Reefer Madness” served as a morality tale to parents of the Silent Generation: “…the new drug menace is destroying the youth of America in alarmingly increasing numbers. Marihuana [sic] is that drug – a violent narcotic – an unspeakable scourge – The Real Public Enemy Number One!” The narrative

Leader in ethics, leader in managing wealth

Absolute discretion; the strength of character that engenders trust; the emotional intelligence that enables one to gauge a client’s needs, wants and insecurities; and a keen financial mind. Such are qualities that distinguish a top private banker. These qualities, or at least their appearance, have for eight centuries opened the doors of the wealthy and

The ABCs of the 123s

Finance is a complicated topic to understand. The jargon and math don’t help. Top employees of Lebanese lending institutions have admitted to Executive that even some bankers cannot define an annual percentage rate (APR). Look it up on Wikipedia, and you’ll no doubt be researching more new terms (such as nominal APR and effective APR)

A 5,000-year opportunity

“This Agreement… aims to strengthen the global response to the threat of climate change, in the context of sustainable development and efforts to eradicate poverty, including by: (a) Holding the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2 °C above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5

Top 20 Entrepreneurs in 2015

Every year Executive highlights 20 of the finest entrepreneurs in Lebanon. For this year, we focused on companies which either had a strong environmental or social impact, and which had a large job creation prospect. Listed in alphabetical order below, the following entrepreneurs and businesses are those that Executive has chosen as the Top 20 enterprises in

Mother and child reunion

This company is part of Executive’s Top 20 for 2015. Read more stories from our entrepreneurship in Lebanon section, for the latest analysis on the country’s ecosystem. MomAdvice Industry: e-Health Product: Health care app Product launch: 2016 Established: 2015 Employees: 3 Founders: Rita Deek and Nicholas Chehade Rita Deek, a trained psychologist, was continuously approached

Educating with intelligence

This company is part of Executive’s Top 20 for 2015. Read more stories from our entrepreneurship in Lebanon section, for the latest analysis on the country’s ecosystem. Taaheel (Lebanese Association for Rehabilitation and Development) Industry: Education Product: Special educational needs assessment kit Product launch: 2008 Established: 2008 Employees: 9 Founder: Hoda Bibi Taaheel was started in

From apps to appreneurship

This company is part of Executive’s Top 20 for 2015. Read more stories from our entrepreneurship in Lebanon section, for the latest analysis on the country’s ecosystem. TEDMOB Industry: Technology and apps Product: Various Product launch: 2015 Established: 2015 Employees: 14 Founder: Mario Hachem TEDMOB – Technology Entertainment Development for Mobile – was formed at

The brains of the operation

This company is part of Executive’s Top 20 for 2015. Read more stories from our entrepreneurship in Lebanon section, for the latest analysis on the country’s ecosystem. TickleMyBrain Industry: Recruitment Product: Resume and presentation services Product launch: 2012 Established: 2012 Employees: 4 Founder: Tara Nehme Tara Nehme, the Lebanese-Canadian founder of TickleMyBrain (TMB), first noticed

Building blocks

This company is part of Executive’s Top 20 for 2015. Read more stories from our entrepreneurship in Lebanon section, for the latest analysis on the country’s ecosystem. Urbacraft Industry: Consumer and retail Product: Construction toy and educational kit Product launch: 2014 Established: 2014 Employees: 1 Founders: Sabine de Maussion and Ayssar Arida Sabine de Maussion

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