Lessons and Impressions of Egypt

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

Here were some of my takeaways from visiting Egypt for the first time. “There was no Egypt for the couple years after the revolution of 2011,” one local told me. During these years of tumult, the civic institutions of Egypt eroded. Egypt will be part of this story.

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Egypt Outlook Improves


The fiscal and external positions should be strengthened by the giant Zohr gas field that came onstream in December, moving Egypt closer to energy self-sufficiency. The Emirates NBD Egypt Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) fell from 50.7

The Problems with Egypt


I wrote a research paper on Egypt''s economy in college for an ec- development course. More alarming is that there are 80 mil people along the thin stretch of the River Nile, and Egypt cannot provide them with jobs and infrastructure. From QZ.com - What’s really behind Egypt’s turmoil.

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What do Egypt and Family Businesses Have in Common?

The Entrepreneurial Mind

James Barood with the Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurship at Fairleigh Dickinson University's. Silberman College of Business offers some rather harsh words for family business patriarchs in a column at Business Insider: There are millions of Hosni Mubaraks. Most lead family businesses, not nations. Mubarak ruled over 80 million people, while these business founders may preside. over dozens, hundreds, or even thousands. Collectively, though, they may hurt as.

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NC company carved out of $418M contract for warplane; U.S. Rep. Ted Budd tries to halt sale

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

The United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Egypt and Saudi Arabia use them to protect their borders. IOMAX USA Inc., based in Mooresville, modifies crop dusters into surveillance planes fortified with such weapons as Hellfire missiles.

Episode 5 on Sirius XM Channel 111: Pete Newell, John Kuhn, Matt Weingart, Takashi Tsutsmi and Masato Iino

Steve Blank

During his military career he served in Bosnia, Afghanistan, Iraq, the Arabian peninsula, Egypt, and the Horn of Africa. My guests this past week on Bay Area Ventures on Wharton Business Radio on Sirius XM Channel 111 were: Pete Newell , managing partner of BMNT Partners.

Sprint Like An Egyptian: A Tech Entrepreneurship Revolution in Alexandria


My client handled the whole thing with aplomb, fortified by a decade of immersion in the distinctive culture and language of Egypt and the Arab world. What the heck was I doing in Egypt anyway? Silicon Arabia has engineers in Russia as well as Egypt.)

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Travels in 2015

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

Egypt , Copenhagen, Tanzania (safari!), San Francisco is an amazing place to live in. But there’s so much in the world to see and so many interesting opportunities elsewhere that travel has become a big part of my personal and professional life. 2015 began for me in Maui.

Here’s What’s Driving Collaborative Consumption and Where the Market May Head Next

Both Sides of the Table

Think Tunia, Egypt, Syria and now Turkey. I spoke this past week at the LeWeb conference in London, which was a superbly well run event with a very quality production team. Kudos. The 20-minute video of my presentation is here if you’re interested.

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Why the Navy Needs Disruption Now (part 2 of 2)

Steve Blank

And they have been selling these systems to other countries (Iran, Syria, Egypt, etc.). The future is here it’s just distributed unevenly – Silicon Valley view of tech adoption. The threat is here it’s just distributed unevenly – A2/AD and the aircraft carrier.

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The Socialist Republic of Twitter

Diego Basch

You’ll tweet about uprisings in Egypt while she shares pictures of Louis Vuitton’s finest products. I attended a Machine Learning meetup at Twitter yesterday. It was a very good event, and I learned a few new things.

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Using Summer's End To Boost Your Creativity

Inc Startups

During a creative lull he escaped to Egypt and lived a wild, crazy life. Hammering away at your desk is doing nothing for your creative juices.

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Leadership Lessons for Entrepreneurs from Jethro (Moses' Father-in-Law)

Seeing Both Sides

He leads the Israelites out of slavery from Egypt (nice vision!) I was in synagogue last weekend for a cousin's bat mitzvah and was struck by the entrepreneurial lessons from the weekly Torah portion.

This Entrepreneur Has One Simple Goal: Improve a Billion People's Lives

Inc Startups

Then in 2011, during the Arab Spring uprising in Egypt, one million people downloaded the company''s free app HotSpot Shield in 24 hours to bypass government censorship of the Internet. With 200 million users around the world and 250,000 new users signing up every day, HotSpot Shield is the reason protesters from Egypt, Turkey, Thailand, China, and now Venezuela have been able to access Twitter.

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Book Review: Dark Star Safari by Paul Theroux

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

Egypt, of course. While traveling to Africa a few weeks ago, I read Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Cape Town by Paul Theroux. Theroux is probably America’s most famous travel writer yet I had not read any of his books until now.

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Startup Lessons Learned

One of the most important things we do with The Lean Startup Conference is make a livestream of the plenary talks available for free to groups around the world, supporting entrepreneurship communities everywhere. The number of hosts has grown annually, and this year, we have 200+ groups joining us on Monday, December 3. They represent more than 10,000 people total. If you're not attending the conference in person, consider meeting up with one of these groups to watch.

Episode 107: Is the Recession Over Yet? with James Coyle

Mike Michalowicz

He has worked with clients such as AT&T, the Governments of Indonesia and Egypt and the Washington public affairs firm of Cassidy and Associates. Foreign Service Officer, and served as the Agricultural Attaché to Egypt. He was also chief negotiator for the 1987 PL-480 agreement with Egypt. Also Available On. Show Summary. Today we talk with Jim Coyle on: “is the recession over yet?” ” Jim’s response may be a bit hard to hear, yet eyeopening.

5 Worst Things Companies Do on Facebook Today

Inc Startups

During the revolution in Egypt, he tweeted "Millions are in uproar in #Cairo. When you''re using a Facebook page to build your brand, be sure not to make any of these egregious mistakes. Have you ever seen the Condescending Corporate Brand Page ? If not, check it out right now.

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What Greek Startups Can Teach the World


I’ve had similar conversations about bringing entrepreneurship to Egypt, where starting a company is considered a low-class occupation.

How to Sell Your Roadmap Without Selling Your Soul

Both Sides of the Table

Well, I was going for the analogy of “my friend, have I got a deal for you” that you get at a bazaar in Egypt or a stall in Mexico. This is my third post in a series on Enterprise Software.

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Inc. Uncensored Ep 14: A Startup on the Nile River and the Failed Indie Rock Revolution

Inc Startups

editors and writers discuss the exodus of East Coast high school dropouts to Silicon Valley, a T-shirt startup that's trying to save Egypt's luxury cotton industry, and the new rock memoir Your Band Sucks This week, Inc.

Nothing to Say? 11 Things to Tweet Now

Inc Startups

Airways plane that landed in the Hudson River, or the uprisings in Egypt). If those 140 characters seem daunting, here are a few things to think about. One of the Golden Rules of Twitter is that you ought to "Give before you get."

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Bambuser's Co-Founders Witness Their Product's Impact In The Egyptian Elections


Since the first uprisings in Egypt last January and February, the folks behind Bambuser have been in email contact with a core group of initial Bambuser users to see what they could do to improve their service.

Walk Like an Egyptian

Growthink Blog

And while the concept of Tunisia and Egypt being ‘Twitter” revolutions is over-stated, it is true that easy media connectivity has greatly accelerated organized action on long-held social and political discontents. It is young people with qualities like this that are changing Egypt.

More New Florence

deal architect

On the innovation blog Indonesia and volcanic power Hubble at 20 MIT Tech Review – Top 10 technologies More innovation from left field (from Egypt and Togolese Republic

Most Overused Buzzword On LinkedIn Profiles? Creative.


Egypt: Multinational. If there’s one word most people describe themselves with professionally, it’s creative.

3 Biggest Entrepreneur Opportunities Now

Inc Startups

Without the Internet, and social media in particular, Hosni Mubarak would still be running Egypt, Libyan dictator Moammar Khadafi would still be alive and, well, Wall Street would never have been occupied. The cost of starting a business today is lower than ever.

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5 Ways to Be More Adaptive in the 21st Century

Inc Startups

“The danger is to take all this information, to watch in Tahrir Square and say, ‘we know what’s happening in Egypt.’” Retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal explains how to be fast--and smart--about the way that you act. In 2003, Gen.

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A New, Intellectual Fertile Crescent - Allston and Cambridge

Seeing Both Sides

In ancient history, the Fertile Crescent extended from lower Egypt, through modern-day Israel and into Assyria and Mesopotamia. Thanks to the waterways, population density, and diversity of peoples, it was characterized by an unparalleled flow of goods and services and intellectual foment.

Is there hope for corporate work life reform? Dispatch from Work Life Focus Conference

Escape From Cubicle Nation

And speaking of balance, it was wonderful to find many personal connections, like two of us who had sons obsessed by World War II and Egypt.

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12 Questions for Gary Vaynerchuk

Inc Startups

I have no interest in going to Egypt and seeing the pyramids. We challenged Vaynerchuk--co-owner of wine retailer Wine Library, CEO of the social-media strategy firm VaynerMedia, and (he's set on it) future owner of the New York Jets--to speak freely. Not a problem.

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5 Game-Changing Startups to Watch

Inc Startups

For example, when I needed a bunch of snail mail addresses inside a bunch of emails converted into a spreadsheet, it took me exactly five seconds to locate a very intelligent and helpful worker--a woman in Egypt who was willing to do it for far less than I would have paid for a local worker, if I could have even found one willing to take on such a short-term project. Some startups seem destined to create big winners and big losers. Here are five of them.

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The Venture Capital Secret: 3 Out of 4 Start-Ups Fail


Israel Minister: No Change to Egypt Deal Israels foreign minister said Israel would not agree to re-evaluate its peace deal with Egypt. Meanwhile, an Egypt-based, al Qaeda-inspired group claimed responsibility for Fridays attack along the border. Facebook. Twitter. WSJ Live. WSJ Live. MarketWatch. MarketWatch. Barrons. Barrons. AllThingsDigital. AllThingsDigital. Factiva. Factiva. BigCharts. Financial News. Professor Journal. SmartMoney. Student Journal.

A Visual Guide to Influencer Marketing – Infographic

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

If you wanted to go see the Pyramids of Egypt you are probably going to need help. If you want to get the best out of your content and have fallen short then consider influencer marketing.

Plingm Tackles VoIP in Middle East, Africa


In Egypt's app store, for example, six of the top 10 free social networking apps are VoIP apps Sweden seems to be the home of VoIP apps. Skype can arguably be traced back to Sweden, Rebtel is bigger than most everyone realizes, and Plingm is tackling the huge growing markets.

Looking for Start-up Capital? Try Overseas

Inc Startups

But we're also seeing a lot more interest from India and Brazil, along with countries like Egypt and Venezuela that have been going through political upheavals." Recently renewed by President Obama, the EB-5 Visa program links entrepreneurs to foreign investors.

Why Entrepreneurs & VCs Should Focus on Basecamp, Not the Summit

Both Sides of the Table

Whatever their eventual path and outcomes – I would argue that their impact on Iran, Tunisia & Egypt – and frankly on the way that we as a society communicate now – has rendered them one of the most important technologies of the past decade.

4 Ideas About Bitcoin You Need To Know

Inc Startups

Twitter and Facebook helped birth Arab Spring uprisings in countries like Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, and Syria by giving citizens a measure of control over media. Why Bitcoin could become "the currency of social revolution," why the FBI wants criminals to use Bitcoin, and more.

[Review] Startup Rising


5 Leadership Lessons From the Seder

Inc Startups

For those who are unfamiliar with it, the Passover Seder is a ritual meal involving the retelling of the story of the liberation of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt. The Passover Seder has much to teach us about the functioning of a healthy team.

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