THE OTHER HUNDRED - Entrepreneurs - On until 30 November

  • © Anthony Kurtz - Dakar, Senegal
    © Anthony Kurtz - Dakar, Senegal
  • © Joydeep Mukherjee - Kolkata, India
    © Joydeep Mukherjee - Kolkata, India
  • @ Salvador Sanchez (Poncho1) - Los Angeles California
    @ Salvador Sanchez (Poncho1) - Los Angeles California
  • © Hussain Almosawi - Saar, Bahrain
    © Hussain Almosawi - Saar, Bahrain
  • © Imran Ahmed - Dubai, UAE
    © Imran Ahmed - Dubai, UAE
In attendance, Chandran Nair, Founder and CEO of Global Institute for Tomorrow (GIFT)
 Celebrating the second edition of The Other Hundred which focuses on the world's everyday Entrepreneurs.

The project is conceived by Chandran Nair, Founder and CEO of the Global Institute For Tomorrow, an independent Hong Kong based think tank providing content-rich and intellectually challenging executive education from an Asian worldview.

Selected from the 100 photo-stories in the publication, this exhibition gives an overview of The Other Hundred - Entrepreneurs, an initiative aimed at questioning the long accepted idea of entrepreneurs as heroic individuals whose drive, ambition and desire to get rich raise them above others. Instead, this collection of images suggests we should look at the many forms of inventiveness and ingenuity that people from all cultures and walks of life bring to bear as they search for ways of supporting themselves, their families and their communities.

The publication, edited  from more than 10,000 images submitted from nearly 150 countries, The Other Hundred – Entrepreneurs embodies the realization of how in the rarefied world of global business, notions of what makes a successful entrepreneur has lost almost all links with the ways in which a person sets about trying to improve their material well-being by starting a business. The aim of this exhibition and its accompanying book are to return the word “entrepreneur” to its roots by capturing a tiny part of the enormous variety of ways in which entrepreneurship manifests itself around the world. These pictures and stories are shown to illustrate that entrepreneurship is thriving across culture, classes and genders in everyday life and in the unlikeliest of places.

Exhibition runs until Thursday 19 November      


During this month-long exhibition, Tharawat Magazine and East Wing are hosting a two-event series on entrepreneurship.  

The first event takes place on 3 October from 19:00 - 20:30 in the gallery and will feature speakers with inspiring entrepreneurial stories to tell,  followed by a panel discussion on The realities and illusions of entrepreneurship. The aim of this session is to highlight the myriad of business models that can be applied to achieve success as an entrepreneur and examines and how the reality of setting up a business can defy common perception.

On October 10th from 19:00 to 20:30 the second session focuses on 'The Future of Entrepreneurship" with the particular aim to identify industries that will require new ideas in the years to come and what kind of thinking will define success. Speakers will include business owners who have taken unconventional models to market and are enjoying a great deal of success.

Very special thanks to Imran Ahmed

This exhibition is made possible with the generous support of:


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