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Palestine Going Global

  1. 1. Going Global<br />
  2. 2. Your context is decisive<br />Mind over matter<br />Palestine - export focused economy<br />Link the Diaspora<br />Build Winner Tribes<br />Focus on creating value & Sell, Sell<br />Your customer is everywhere<br />Middle East meets West <br />
  3. 3. The context is Palestine:<br />Build our Tribe, Build Palestine. <br />
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  6. 6. My husband & his Kazakhstan freelancer!<br />Corporate outsourcing<br />One man bands<br />Mothers at home<br />Cannot work for a boss?<br />“It’s not all rosy but opportunities to pursue abound”<br />
  7. 7. Culture 101 – before going global<br />No right or wrong. Just is<br />
  8. 8. Culture 102 – why change already happened?<br />Tribal/feudal system worked when few were educated/wise and many needed support/protection<br />The difference between East and West is 200 years of post French Revolution!<br />98% literacy in Palestine<br />Many with 2 degrees <br />Huge exposure to the world – the internet<br />Now everyone can think for themselves<br />People want change. Arab spring not a surprise!<br />If I can read I can solve my own issues<br />
  9. 9. Culture 103 – I think therefore I can<br />Education brings opportunities<br />If there are no opportunities, we create them<br />Innate need for a fair go<br /> “everyone deserves a chance to make a go of it and win”<br />The Hero within is in all of us no matter what language we speak or who we pray to.<br />
  10. 10. Culture 103: globalisation here to stay<br />Make sure you are always on time. No Fiji time!<br />Speak honestly and directly<br />When communicating, list problems but talk more about solutions<br />Accept other people opinions<br />Use Palestinian hospitality to provide AWESOME service<br />Show respect for women (not by opening doors or flirting), rather by viewing her as an equal. <br />Women small business – fastest growing in the world. <br />
  11. 11. Wealth <br />is what you are left with when you lose all your money<br />
  12. 12. Thankfully it’s not rocket science!<br />Wealth is NOT money!<br /><ul><li> Self belief
  13. 13. Vision
  14. 14. Lateral thinking
  15. 15. Focus, Focus, Focus
  16. 16. Humility
  17. 17. Determination
  18. 18. Generosity of spirit
  19. 19. Fair go attitude
  20. 20. Can do attitude
  21. 21. Open mindedness eager to learn & grow</li></li></ul><li>Great managers Plan ahead<br />Focus on exports<br />Focus on Marketing<br />Focus on AWESOME service<br />Leverage + value<br />Focus on community <br />
  22. 22. Self Belief<br /><ul><li>Free from self doubt
  23. 23. Have courage
  24. 24. Fake it till you make it
  25. 25. Reach out to the global market</li></ul>“if the Indians and Chinese can do it, Palestinians can do it too!”<br /><ul><li> keep an open mind and let’s learn from our neighbour - “if the Israelis could do it so can we!”</li></li></ul><li>You need to make a conscious decision that you no longer want to just survive!<br />
  26. 26. What’s your Vision?<br />“Without a vision, <br />the people perish”<br />Nelson Mandela<br />
  27. 27. Why plan?<br />1. Failing to plan is planning to fail <br />2. Plan your work and work your plan<br />3. You need more than a business plan - you need an action plan<br />You can’t afford to FTI – Failure To Implement<br />
  28. 28. People <br />Balcony people vs<br /> basement people<br />2. Your life partner should be in the balcony!<br />3. Right fit employees<br />4. Authentic Leadership<br />5. Lead by example & lead with compassion<br />
  29. 29. Winner Team:<br />Together<br />Everyone<br />Achieves<br />More<br />
  30. 30. The context is Palestine:<br />Build our Tribe, Build Palestine. <br />
  31. 31. Collaboration & Networking – building a Winner Tribe<br />“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed people can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has”.<br />Margaret Meade<br />
  32. 32. The making of a Winner Tribe<br />Build local Business Network<br />Connect with Palestinian Diaspora <br />Build with Palestinian Diaspora Chambers of Commerce in key trading centres: USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, UK, France, Germany, Denmark, <br />Appoint champions/leaders in key trading centres: USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, UK, France, Germany, Denmark, <br />Create a virtual business hub – Use the power of the internet. <br />Model: open source?<br />
  33. 33. The making of a Winner tribe<br />Without leadership it won’t work<br />Without collaboration it won’t work<br />Without money it won’t work!<br />Part of grants/aid budget should go to build this infrastructure<br />“We don’t want fish. We want to learn how to fish!”<br />Ministry/PICTI/PITA<br />Virtual Hub & “chambers of commerce”<br />Palestine business community<br />Palestinian Diaspora<br />
  34. 34. You got to make a sale to build a business & attract investors: <br />Focus on the activity that produces the result – exports and investors<br />
  35. 35. Attracting an investor is like finding your life partner!<br /><ul><li>values: are you someone to be trusted with the investor’s money?
  36. 36. skills: do you have what it takes to manage the business?
  37. 37. proof of concept: yes you got a great idea/product. BUT if you can’t sell it, what good is it for?</li></li></ul><li>
  38. 38. Time to talk to each other. <br />What can we do together? <br />Create an action plan<br />NO FTI !!<br />