Development of Al-Alamein in Egypt

“Now this is not the end; it is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.” – Winston Churchill, November 1942 Al-Alamein is a town in northern Egypt, located on the Mediterranean Sea 106 kilometres west of Alexandria and 240 kilometres northwest of Cairo.  For most of… Continue reading Development of Al-Alamein in Egypt

Comparing Place Excellence in Monaco and Dubai

Place Excellence in Monaco Earlier this year Bearing was mentoring an MBA project of Monaco University MBA students titled “Monaco: Place Excellence and Client Attraction” for the Direction du Tourisme et des Congrès (DTC) of Monaco. In the project, we have analysed the current situation and capabilities of Monaco from the point of view of… Continue reading Comparing Place Excellence in Monaco and Dubai

Global Flows of Talents

For decades, talented people born in emerging markets have moved to study and then to work in the advanced economies of the West. But lately something remarkable is happening. In many emerging countries, the brain drain has reversed its flow. The causes are fascinating, and there is reason to be optimistic that the vicious cycle… Continue reading Global Flows of Talents

Best Places In The World To Start A Company

When it comes to things like workforce education, low cost of living, and economic health, five countries come out on top for the best places to launch a startup, according to research compiled by Washington State University’s College of Business. So if you are a talented young entrepreneur and are thinking of where in today’s… Continue reading Best Places In The World To Start A Company

World Economic Forums Human Capital Index

One of the global challenges to economic growth is the expansion of talent, of human capital on a national as well as international level. Human capital is known to be the stock of knowledge, proficiencies, personal and social attributes embodied in the ability to perform work to produce economic value. In economist and corporate finance… Continue reading World Economic Forums Human Capital Index

Places in the Making – new report from MIT

In this blog we often write about Place Development, Place Branding and Place Management as fundamental factors in the innovation based process to achieve Place Excellence. Last week, when I was doing research for another article on the subject Top Travel destinations 2014, I was delighted to find that an interesting new report within the… Continue reading Places in the Making – new report from MIT

Talent Attraction in Practice

Foreign travellers avoids the United States Yesterday, 21/3, there was an article in USA Today stating that overseas travelers to United States say they will avoid returning because of long wait times and inefficient entry procedures at gateway airports, and they will recommend others that they too stay away. The article was based on a… Continue reading Talent Attraction in Practice

Regional Development in the North of Morocco

Bearing participated in a conference about regional development and marketing in the north of Morocco on January 17th 2013. The seminar was organized by APDN: Agence pour la Promotion et le Développement du Nord. This is the Moroccan agency in charge of the development of the north of Morocco, directly depending on the Prime minister.… Continue reading Regional Development in the North of Morocco