Carla DiBello is a documentarian and founder and CEO of CDB Advisory, a bespoke consulting firm that bridges connections across private sectors throughout the Middle East and North America.
Eurocentrism is bad business for the West
Rebuilding the film industry while building the economy
If there is one area that the Middle East needs to fast catch up in its bid to influence the global narrative, it’s the film industry.
Tourism sector can find opportunity in uncertainty
Leveraging social media for business
Over the past 10 years in particular, social media has been a vehicle for new business, market trends, politics, consumerism across all sectors and social change. It has been a platform for both mainstream and niche conversations, and an invaluable component to any business.
The return of travel and the future of Zoom
Ramadan practice is good business practice
As an expat in the Middle East, one of the biggest and surprisingly beneficial adjustments to business is factoring in the practice of Ramadan.
While the initial assumption might be that a month-long holiday would slow progress, I have observed it to do just the opposite.
The changing face of leadership
Examining the paradigm shift surrounding the definition of celebrity is a worthwhile observation that lends insight into contemporary culture and societal values. Those we choose to celebrate as key figures suggests a great deal about where our collective heads and values are focused.
The multi-tiered leveraging of sports teams
The most basic yet powerful tool for advising any kind of business is the process of stepping back to assess the multi-tiered advantages that a deal can bring to a client.
Coral Bloom: The reciprocal value of tourism
With the recent announcement of the Coral Bloom project, Saudi Arabia has taken another active step toward its goal of becoming one of the most aspirational tourist destinations on the globe.
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