The Negotiation of Alwaleed’s Life: Predictions from an Ex-Employee (Pt 2 of 2)

Bottom line: Alwaleed’s forty years of success as a master deal-maker and negotiator have come to a climax as he now negotiates for his empire and his freedom. For 8-9 years, I worked for Prince Alwaleed in Riyadh. In Part 1, I outlined Alwaleed’s history as an investor and deal-maker. It is my explanation for […]

The Negotiation of Alwaleed’s Life: Predictions from an Ex-Employee (Pt 1 of 2)

Bottom line: Alwaleed’s forty years of success as a master deal-maker and negotiator have come to a head as he now negotiates for his empire and his freedom. For 8-9 years, I worked for Prince Alwaleed in Riyadh, working on everything from his IPO and his hospital to his university (never built) and his one […]

我是如何离开纽约而为阿尔瓦利德王子工作的

副标题:我老板是如何用励志演讲说服我辞职的 经常有人问我,从在纽约从事管理咨询业到赴中东为阿尔瓦利德王子工作,我究竟是怎么做到的。这是一个非常重大的职业转折,但这实际上只是一时冲动做出的决定。我认为,这其中可以提炼出一节很好的职业课。

How I Went From NYC to Working for Prince Alwaleed

Alternate title: How My Boss’s Motivational Talk Convinced Me to Quit I often get asked how I ended going from New York management consulting to working for Prince Alwaleed in the Middle East. It was a pretty big career move. But it was actually a more of a gut decision. And I think there is […]

How Alwaleed Predicted the Current Skyscraper Boom – And Leapfrogged Everyone

The Wall Street Journal has a good recent article titled Skyscraper Builders Reach for the Stars Once Again. It’s a summary of the skyscraper building boom currently happening everywhere from the UK to China and the Middle East. The line that got my attention was: ”Currently, there are only three buildings in the world measuring […]

有关下一座世界最高楼的五件事 (Fortune Towson, Oct 2011)

By Jeffrey Towson / 杰弗里·陶森 沙特王子阿尔瓦利德最近宣称他在建造下一座世界最高楼,高度超过1000米,可能达到1600米。它将俯瞰这个星球任何建筑,无可置疑这会是有史以来最伟大的地产项目之一。 这座大厦将坐落在沙特阿拉伯西部港市吉达,由阿尔瓦利德王子和世界最大房地产公司Emaar共同开发,后者建造了迪拜第一高楼Burj Khalifa——这座828米的大厦也是目前世界最高楼。以我在这座大楼工作几年的经历,我可以证实,摩天大楼确实比你想象中更酷。而下一座新的世界第 一高楼酷在哪里? 一,“摸天”的大厦