Boardroom Metrics Blog

The Boardroom Metrics Blog provides an ever-growing source of business content, written by our Accomplished Executives about their areas of passion and expertise.  Latest blog posts and past content are accessible here.

3 Reasons Dubai is a Business Leader in the Middle East

What is so special about Dubai? In a recent interview live on CNBC Arabia, Rula Tarawneh asked me to comment on why the Dubai Financial Market (DFM) is up 56% YTD. This growth vastly outpaced the other regional indices, not to mention most of the Emerging Markets, which are actually down on the year. So … read more


Be a finance coach to your team

Motivate your finance department staff to maximize their performance. Are your accounting staff overloaded? Work expands to meet the time available, but this does not occur when staff are motivated to do their best. Good management can often go a long way to encourage staff to go the distance and enable you to get value … read more


IT Planning –Things you need to know to prioritize IT projects

Compared to anytime in the past business leadership today is faced with a significant increase in the amount of IT decisions to be made. If it was a simple matter of “more” that would be okay, but it is more complicated than that. The last 5 years has brought about a number of different elements … read more


BRM MÉXICO : Asociaciones Público Privadas APP´s

APP es un modelo de asociación entre los sectores público y privado en el que se establece un acuerdo para el desarrollo de infraestructura y la entrega de servicios a la ciudadanía bajo un convenio a través del cual se determina la participación del sector público y privado en términos de aportación de capital y … read more


Brand Based Types of Pricing Strategies for Market Entry

As we’ve laboured through various types of pricing strategies in previous posts, we have addressed Cost Based, Competitor Based, and Customer Based strategies. Some would say these major segmentations cover all types of pricing actions, but I’ve added Market or Brand Based strategies as a fourth segmentation. Certainly markets are made up of customers, but … read more


Do You Have What It Takes To Run Boardroom Metrics Toronto?

We’re looking for someone to run the Boardroom Metrics operation in Toronto. For three years now Karen and I have been building the Boardroom Metrics business in Toronto. This past year we expanded to Mexico City and Dubai. Because we are working with new leaders in new markets – and we have a goal of … read more


Business Opportunities in the Arabia Region

Having grown up through 17 years of civil war in Lebanon, it is a subject of pride for me to write about business opportunities in our region at a time of great political turmoil and widespread unrest. This is because I believe that by pushing ahead with economic and business development, we stand the best … read more


Welcome Rindala Bedyoun to Boardroom Metrics Arabia

If you ever need a great M&A lawyer in the MENA region, I’ve got one for you. Her name is Rindala Bedyoun. Having personally worked with Rindala on numerous M&A transactions, I have witnessed first-hand her expertise and capabilities. We are pleased to welcome Mrs. Rindala Beydoun, Founder and Managing Partner of Tribonian Law Associates, … read more


Upcoming Workshop: Finance for the non-financial executive

This workshop is for the C-suite executive who sees the accounting department as a “bunch of bean counters” and has interest in finding a finance coach. We will break down the mystique around financial statements by providing financial training on the basic financial issues that an Executive needs to feel comfortable dealing with – the … read more


Some Call it MENA, Middle East, Arabia – I Call it Opportunity!

Did you know that the term “Middle East” is a misnomer? What came to designate, in the popular press and the mass media, the region spanning from the Eastern coast of the Mediterranean on the West, to Iran on the West, was not originally intended as such. From a European centric perspective, there are 3 main … read more


Boardroom Metrics Expands Internationally – Opens Office in Dubai

Today, I’m blogging about news. We think it’s great news, not just for us but for our clients too … and I thought you might like to hear about it. A few months ago we opened Boardroom Metrics Mexico, and today I am very pleased to announce that our international expansion is continuing with the … read more


Business Valuation is Key to Any Family Business Exit Strategy

As you debate the pros and cons of effecting a partial, or full exit from your family business, it is likely that valuation will be at the front of your mind. Or at least, it should be. The business valuation discussion is key, particularly in an Emerging Market, like the UAE. As a successful businessperson, … read more