21 Jan

The Secret to Success

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Success has a different meaning to each one of us, however the common aspects which we share are the pride and joy that come along with it.

Meeting successful people, we question their secret to a fruitful career and how they’ve managed to make it this far. These are difficult questions to answer, nevertheless we have defined a few key attributes to help you in building a successful future.


Set a completion date and establish a time schedule to help identify where you stand. Teaming up with colleagues who have complementary skills can also help you in retaining focus.


A plan gives you a clear picture of the project and necessary steps to be taken. Thus, it is important to have a plan as well as a time frame to assess your improvements.


Involve others in your project for effective use of time and skills. Successful people are confident to admit the need to delegate and gladly include others in their projects where and when needed.


Pay close attention to what others say and do. The more we learn, the hungrier for knowledge we become and the further we advance in our careers.


Retain optimism, passion and ambition. Delegation is also important, however don’t forget to oversee projects as well as provide your team with feedback.


Treat others the way you would like to be treated as respecting your colleagues’ roles is both important as well as educational to both yourself and others within your team.


Never stop being curious as evaluating projects, scenarios and other aspects of your work can help empower effective engagement.

Inspiring Others

Make your existence purposeful. Be approachable and transfer your knowledge to others, inspiring them on the way. Sharing is caring!


Show appreciation to those who inspire and help you in achieving success. Do not take things for granted – thank people for what they’ve done for you.


16 Dec

Would you take the piano stairs?

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Everyone has found themselves taking an escalator or lift rather than stairs at least once in their life. The majority of people avoid taking stairs when escalators are right there in front of them as they present a much easier way to getting to the top, but what if the stairs were actually a piano? What if they made sound every time you stepped on them?

This experiment showed an increase of 66 percent in people choosing stairs over escalators. It’s amazing how people decide to take the stairs when it’s just a little more fun to do. The piano stairs are a great way to try out your piano skills while exercising at the same time!



13 Oct

Smart Makes Waiting for Traffic Lights Fun

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With an aim of lowering the risk of road accidents, Smart the car manufacturer teamed up with advertising agency BBDO Germany to develop a road safety campaign which encouraged people to wait for the walk signal before crossing the street. Implemented in Lisbon, Portugal this great initiative helped entertain pedestrians at a busy intersection until it was safe to cross through a dancing traffic light which projected real movement from people nearby.


30 Apr

We take a walk down memory lane to see what SENSE is up to

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A great motivator for university students, The Big Start is always on top of its game, creating healthy competition amongst aspiring entrepreneurs across the UAE. Having just closed our fourth season, we are happy to have received great contenders and thank all those who participated in our Student Entrepreneur Competition.

Focused on providing young talent with the opportunity of turning their innovative idea in to reality, we take a look at The Big Start’s Season 3 winner Aditi Sen to see what she has been up to and how The Big Start has helped her jump-start her business.

SENSE, her winning idea has brought a brand-new concept of hope, health and healing in to the region in the form of Animal Assisted Therapy which uses therapy pets to promote human wellness. Located at Al Tamimi Stables, SENSE opened its doors to the public during the stables’ Family Fun Day event in February wherein its therapists were on-sight to supervise human-animal interaction and answer any of the visitors’ questions.

Spearheading this great initiative of human-nature therapeutic connections across the Middle East, Aditi and her team are happy to announce the launch of SENSE’s new and improved website. For more details on SENSE please visit