Recently, Hussain Sajwani, the founder of DAMAC Properties, was interviewed by Ideamensch. During the course of the interview, Hussain Sajwani revealed interesting facts about how he started in the business world, and he revealed that he learns from the past while keeping his eyes firmly set on the future.
Hussain Sajwani began his business career while he was still a student at the University of Washington. During that time, he sold time-share apartments. He used the money earned in this endeavor to start a catering business after working for another firm for two years.
Mr. Sajwani realized that he wanted to work for himself. He felt as if he could make more money implementing his own ideas and vision. From the funds earned through his catering business, Hussain Sajwani founded DAMAC Properties which is one of the leading property development businesses in Dubai.
Over the course of his personal and professional life, Hussain Sajwani has learned that every experience teaches a lesson to be used in the future. Even though he didn’t really like working for another firm when he graduated from college, he feels that it was a learning experience. It allowed him to see the direction that he really wanted his career to go in. Mr. Sajwani also learns from history. He enjoys reading various types of history books. He learns the lessons of the past and their relevance for the future.
Hussain Sajwain believes that the key to his success in business and property development is his ability to look to the future. He likes to look out several years into the future to see what Dubai, and the other cities where he has interests, will look like. Mr. Sajwani then develops properties based upon this future concept.
The key to his personal and business success is to set challenges and goals in front of himself. Hussain Sajwani then sets out to meet those goals and overcome those challenges in order to create success.