Building A Global Success: The Story of Samih Darwazah and the Rise of Hikma

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NICE GUYS DO FINISH FIRST

Samih Darwazah defied ALL the experts and reinvented the corporation. Using 5,000 years of Middle Eastern wisdom and plenty of old-fashioned American values and know-how, he built a billion-dollar global company. And here's why that's important to you:

While today's CEOs slash salaries and benefits — when not engaged in wholesale firings and hiring...

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Overview

NICE GUYS DO FINISH FIRST

Samih Darwazah defied ALL the experts and reinvented the corporation. Using 5,000 years of Middle Eastern wisdom and plenty of old-fashioned American values and know-how, he built a billion-dollar global company. And here's why that's important to you:

While today's CEOs slash salaries and benefits — when not engaged in wholesale firings and hiring cheap foreign labor — Darwazah put people first, respected his employees, emphasizing research and invention, embraced education, and invested in the USA. And he made money — lots of money. With his alternative principles and strategies to greed, ruthlessness, hypocrisy, poor quality and outsourcing to foreign countries, Darwazah proved nice guys not only finish first — they build billion-dollar companies.

What's more, Darwazah is a product of American foreign policy — a Fullbright Scholar and graduated of the American University of Beirut. He went from war refugee to the pinnacle of corporate power and political influence, with the ear of kings, queens, and presidents. He has become one of the most liked, admired and emulated business leaders in the world. Building A Global Success reveals inside details about his life and business secrets spanning his 50-plus years as a corporate and political power broker.

"Experience and insights of our region's most successful business executive whose [accomplishments] are a source of great pride." —Her Majesty, Queen Noor Al Hussein, The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

"A valuable body of knowledge and gives sound and practical business advise." —Prof. Safwan Masri, Vice Dean, Columbia Business School

"Proves that the classically American business model remains a winning choice in this age of outsourcing, downsizing, and bankruptcies." —Professor John Quelch, Senior Associate Dean Harvard Business School

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780982255353
  • Publisher: Hudson Books
  • Publication date: 6/28/2010

Meet the Author

Samih T. Darwazah is the founder and chairman of Hikma Group, a billion-dollar multinational pharmaceutical company with plants in America, Jordan, Portugal, Saudi Arabia and Tunisia. A Fullbright Scholar and former Energy Minister in the Jordanian government under King Hussein, he continues to traverse the world, sharing his know-how — and always in search of new business opportunities

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