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

Podcast – “How Saudi Prince Waleed Invested Globally and Grew $30k to $22B” by Tradestreaming.com

You can go to the Tradestreaming link to hear the audio. The Tradestreaming Introduction is pasted in below. Note: in the audio my title was said to be Chief Investment Officer which is not correct. This correction is also noted below in the text and on their site. —— Saudi’s Prince Waleed took $30k and […]