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A Brief on Qatar’s WPS Work Flow

The Wage Protection System law has been in Gulf countries for some time, but recently governments began putting pressure on companies to make sure they abide by the provisions. Failure to comply with the law will result in human right violation issues which could impair the country’s reputation in the international community, and so particularly the government of Qatar seeks to tighten laws and take a firm stand to protect employee wages. Here is how the ministry of labor and social welfar...

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Digital Nomads and the Remote Work Revolution

What will the world look like in 2030? According to business mogul and SpaceX founder Elon Musk we may be travelling into space. However if that seems too unrealistic his high speed "Hyperloop" transportation system is well on its way and could take you between locations in 45 minutes that currently take hours. Then there's air travel which is expected to get significantly faster and significantly cheaper.   Cheaper and faster is also something that we can expect from th...

May Remote Jobs Be the Future of Work?

Joanne Friedman, Psychology, Education, Human Behavior, Writing, Horses Lilia Stoyanov has given a perfect answer.  We are already in that future.  I recently helped a Japanese translator work through a book on this subject, and we were both fascinated by how far this concept has evolved already.  I believe we will be in for a wild ride as people like Lilia form the wedge at the forefront of this movement away from site-based work.   There will always be s...

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Startup on a Shoe String

While everyone is talking about the successful startups, there is hardly any data available about the failed ones. CBInsights recently published their updated startup failure post-mortem list with 34 new startup failure post-mortems from 2015. The reasons for the demise of these 34 startups are incredibly varied ranging from patent trolls (Ordr.in) to running out of money (Zirtual) to not gaining enough traction (Nebula, Circa) to suffering a Slack attack (Kato).   Zirtual is...

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What Asia and Facebook’s Free Internet Project Have in Common?

Nepal. Days before the earthquake in April 2015. Buildings that could hardly survive an earthquake and the kindest people I have ever met. Just five days later it was all history. Nepal was in ruins and thousands were reported dead or missing. The world watched the terrifying videos over and over again, and donated. Now, a few months later, the world is already silent. The donations have most probably been utilized and the tourists are reluctant to visit Nepal. It will take years for t...