1. Do you think the example of Maktoob can be repeated in the Arab world? Can locally grown Arab companies become attractive to global industry giants or was Maktoob an exception?
2. What does it take, in your opinion, for the Arab employee to join the global work community? What skills and traits need to be developed?
3. Do some research on Yahoo’s acquisition of Maktoob. What lessons can be learned?
Source: R. Abdelkader, “Meet the Chief Yahoo! Of the Arab World”, Dinar Standard, 5 October 2010; information from company website, About Us, Yahoo!Maktoob online,