Afternoon Tea in Jerusalem Blog

Life in Israel

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Israeli commercial life and society

In addition to my work as a business coach, one of my interests is blogging about life in Israel. This is a country full of contrasts – over eight million citizens living in an area the size of Wales. You can see snow and the lowest place on the globe in the same day. Although surrounded by geopolitical extremes, Israel has achieved a decade of high economic growth. My work brings me in contact with an array of new companies, exciting technologies and dynamic characters. Sitting back with a relaxing cup of strong tea (with milk), you realise just how much there is to appreciate in the Holyland. Large or small operations, private sector or non profit, my clients provide experiences from which others can learn and benefit.

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  • The cities of Charlottesville and Barcelona are both steeped in history. They are also connected because this week outsiders ensured that innocent bystanders suffered horrific acts of violence. However, the links between the two go beyond these facts, drawing in Brussels and Jerusalem along the way. Throughout much of August
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  • Backing Israeli hightech

    2017-08-13 06:25:05
    In a week which saw considerable political instability in Jerusalem and Israel's largest company, Teva, lose 20% of its share value, the international commercial community still saw fit to back the country's high-tech sector, and in no uncertain terms. Neuroderm was founded in 2003 and is located in the heart
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  • Conversations with several of my clients in July centred around the observations that they are not making enough sales. As their inspiring business coach and mentor what could I suggest. I could point them to a recent blog on the Harvard Business Review: "7 reasons salespeople do not close the
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  • I have been practicing the profession of business coach and mentor for over a decade. I am often asked if there is one key phrase or anecdote that applies to just about everyone. By way of background, many of my clients are in the Jerusalem region in Israel, although some
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  • Clearly, the Jordanian monarch and his government is furious with its Israeli counterparts in Jerusalem. Following the riots on the Temple Mount in the Holy City and then the shooting of two Jordanian citizens by an Israeli security guard, the Israeli PM welcomed home the same guard as a hero.
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  • Israel, the Holy Land, an important spiritual centre for the three monotheistic religions. Israel is also an important location for the secondary meaning of the word 'spiritual', and here I am referring to the alcoholic kind. The bible is littered to references to wine, starting with Noach in Chapter 9
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  • Last June, I was thrilled to meet up with the rep of Teeling's Distillery at Whisky Live Tel Aviv. Based in the heart of Dublin, Eire, this brand of alcohol has a very welcome place amongst the growing whisky connoisseurs in the Holy Land. With this still in mind, I
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  • As far as Israelis are concerned, Syria has probably hated them longer than any other member of the Arab League. So, when you look at the new exports sent from Jerusalem into its northern neighbor, you have to take another peep at what is going in. By way of background,
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  • Describing the role and importance of a business coach or mentor is never very easy. After all, why should a non-expert in your field be able to create extra value for you, your department and your company? Let me try to explain through a case study. Last month, I completed
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