Category: Middle East

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Today was a big day for the team, our strategy proposal to the executive team at RISE.  Even with advanced technology and the resources Fisher has provided our team, seven thousand miles and an eight hour time difference made regular meetings during the initial project planning portion of our assignment rather difficult.  Add on the fact that our client is working on a new venture which often lead to pivotal changes in scope.
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Post initial presentation we spent much of the day revisiting our strategy and allocating our remaining areas to research. At 4pm, Gregg, Joey, Travis and myself headed down the street to meet the CFO.  This was our first working session with Steven and we were looking forward to his insight for forecasting revenue streams within the F&B industry.
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In the words of Gregg Silver:
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I would not say that waterparks are generally my cup of tea, but at the advice of my friend I decided we should check out the Atlantis Waterpark. Likewise, most of the teammates were interested as well . . .so we packed up our things and headed for the Palm. For those of you who are not familiar with Dubai . . . it’s time for a geography lesson by yours truly. . .
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When the RISE team arrived in Dubai we had one day off before work which was unfortunately wasted as we tried to acclimate to the time change. For our first week we having been living in a resort bubble, completely disconnected from the traditional local culture.  Today . . . we changed that