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Dhananjay Mahadev Datar, CMD, Al Adil Group, UAE Bahrain,Oman Saudi Arabia & India.
Once I was travelling to Mumbai when I encountered a peculiar incidence. During a conversation with my co-passenger, he casually asked me whether I was carrying any presents for my friends or relatives. I replied...
Dhananjay Mahadev Datar, CMD, Al Adil Group, UAE Bahrain,Oman Saudi Arabia & India.
Once I was invited to discuss some business alliance. The client was a wealthy businessman. Our meeting was set in a luxurious hotel. The person preferred to meet over lunch. He ordered a staggering amount...
Dhananjay Mahadev Datar, CMD, Al Adil Group, UAE Bahrain,Oman Saudi Arabia & India.
I owned a villa in Dubai which I would rent out to temporary visitors. Once, a foreign lady came to reside there with her infant. The lady was a political leader in her country. I...
Dhananjay Mahadev Datar, CMD, Al Adil Group, UAE Bahrain,Oman Saudi Arabia & India.
Our Al Adil Trading Company was flourishing and getting acknowledgement in the GCC region. Despite being the Managing Director of a successful company, I had initially kept myself away from the limelight and pompousness. I...
Dhananjay Mahadev Datar, CMD, Al Adil Group, UAE Bahrain,Oman Saudi Arabia & India.
One day I was working in my office. Just then my business associate came in to meet me. He was accompanied by an unfamiliar pregnant lady. I was puzzled by her presence. She looked anxious...
Dhananjay Mahadev Datar, CMD, Al Adil Group, UAE Bahrain,Oman Saudi Arabia & India.
I got my first award for business excellence in 2003. It was quite surprising and an unexpected development for me. Previously throughout my life I hadn’t got any prize or even an appreciation for anything....
Dhananjay Mahadev Datar, CMD, Al Adil Group, UAE Bahrain,Oman Saudi Arabia & India.
Initially we managed our shops in Dubai with a traditional viewpoint. The customers would ask for the things they needed from across the counter. The salesman would then fetch the products from the shelves and...
Dhananjay Mahadev Datar, CMD, Al Adil Group, UAE Bahrain,Oman Saudi Arabia & India.
The word opportunism is often expressed with a negative tone and associated with selfishness, but I think it is the greatest virtue for a successful entrepreneur. Business is not charity and has to be done...
Dhananjay Mahadev Datar, CMD, Al Adil Group, UAE Bahrain,Oman Saudi Arabia & India.
My initial days in Dubai were dull and lonely. The main reason was that I had a problem of communicating with the local customers. Dubai’s local language is Arabic and international language is English. I...
Dhananjay Mahadev Data
I have had a love for playing and exercising since childhood. But after reaching my twenties I was so immersed in business that I couldn’t spare time even for regular workout. This problem was troubling...