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

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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 - What’s really behind Egypt’s turmoil.

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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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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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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

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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.

The Two-State Solution Is Over


The arabs have Syria, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Egypt and the badlands of Africa. God has promised the Jews this land, and there is no more to discuss - that is repeated in Israel as often as free-market economics is stated in the Americas. John Kerry and Obama have failed at peace in the Middle East. Obama quite possibly failed because he comes from a Muslim background. A secret Muslim love that is painted as an adherence to human rights.

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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.

Facebook Like Button Plugin for WordPress Blogs

Leveraging Ideas

However, I found a plugin made by 17 year old in Egypt. I’m at F8 and was pumped to hear the announcement for like buttons extending outside of Facebook and the Open Graph initiative. As Zuckerberg said, the “default is now social.&#. One thing to note is that Facebook’s default like-button code won’t work on WordPress as it does not account for dynaimcally generated pages (e.g. a blog). Awesomeness! You can get the plugin here.

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Bitcoin: things only grow this fast when something important is happening

The Equity Kicker

In around 2002 I was stuck in my hotel room in Egypt due to food poisoning and the only English TV available was an American business channel. Coindesk just published their quarterly ‘ State of Bitcoin ‘ presentation.

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American Censorship Day Is Tomorrow (11/16/11)

Feld Thoughts

To date, the Internet has been an incredible force for entrepreneurship and positive change throughout the world (did anyone notice what recently happened in Egypt?)

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Book Short: From Beirut to Jerusalem

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

I finally got around to the book many have recommended over the years: Tom Friedman’s From Beirut to Jerusalem. This is the book that put Tom Friedman on the map. At the time of publication, 1989, he wasn’t super well known.

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.

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PIXIES WEEK: Letter to Memphis by Pixies - Well, this concludes.

Mark Birch

Who else would write a love song to someone in Memphis…Egypt and in a past life? PIXIES WEEK: Letter to Memphis by Pixies - Well, this concludes my week of Pixies music, it is back to the regularly scheduled programming tomorrow. So we end up at last with the Pixies last album Trompe Le Monde, or as some would say the Black Francis solo album. I do not necessarily take the same view, even though the album does seem to lean more along his musical vision.

Michelle Dale: Mother Of Three Takes Her Kids Around Europe On A Ten Year “Laptop Lifestyle” Trip Thanks To Her $30,000+ A Month Online Business by Yaro Starak

She sold everything she had, paid off all her debts and left the UK with £10,000, which she promptly lost on a property investment deal gone bad in Egypt. Michelle was "trapped" in Egypt due to not having enough money to leave, so began researching internet business options. She hacked together a website using Dreamweaver and Frontpage software, slowly built up her clientele and also met her future husband and became pregnant, all while living in Egypt for two years.

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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.

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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.

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Please Help My Friend Colin Recover His Kidnapped Children #noorramsay

Both Sides of the Table

His wife created forged passports in a fake name and kidnapped his two children by illegally flying back to Cairo on Egypt Air. Colin has now won visitation rights in an Egyptian court, but Mirvat didn’t show up at the legally required meeting day / time in Egypt.

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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.

Up Close & Personal with Middle East Conflict

VC Confidential

Hamas is in Gaza and Egypt is at war with fellow Arabs and allied with Israel. Gaza/Hamas Mortars in the South: Egypt and Israel are allied in fighting Hamas both in Gaza and the Egyptian border. In the Eqyptian side, Egypt claims it destroyed over 600 smuggling tunnels into Gaza.

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Tom Friedman from Cairo

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

1) Friedman's enthusiasm for the revolution in Egypt is absolutely contagious. There are so many awesome Charlie Rose segments. A couple days ago Tom Friedman was on the show in Cairo. I watched the first 20 minutes. I had two reactions. 2) His use of metaphor and imagery to convey points is so effective. Listen for "you never wash a rented car" or "they're going to have to pay retail, not wholesale." He's the king of metaphor in his writing.

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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.

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The Middle East is Not One Big Place

Inc Startups

And other lessons we can learn from entrepreneurs in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, and North Africa. There are also larger-scale projects trying to figure out how to bring education and tutoring to the masses using video and online technology--a $2 billion industry in Egypt alone. "I

3 Games That Can Teach You Business Skills

Inc Startups

Amun-Re The game: Players try to accrue the most points by bidding for land along the Nile in ancient Egypt. Check out the board games that can actually give you a leg up on business. Monopoly notwithstanding, most board games don''t yield direct business insights.

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[Review] Startup Rising


To Infinity and Beyond: How Entrepreneurism is Making Space Tourism Viable


Mesopotamian entrepreneurs prospered by expanding their landlocked trade routes east to the Indus Valley (modern-day India) and west to Egypt and beyond.

Why International Startups Love NY, and NY VCs Love International Startups

David Teten

To date, out of 17 companies, HOF Capital has backed 7 founding teams with roots in underrepresented regions: Egypt, Latin America, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Turkey. New York is now the second-most-active tech ecosystem in the US on all key metrics, after the Bay Area.

Food for Passover

Venture Cyclist

The theme of Passover is the Children of Israel's Exodus from Egypt and freedom. We are in the middle of the Passover week, and are reminded of that at every meal and every time we open the fridge or the pantry. the reality of Passover is the food is way different!

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Mounting Geopolitical Risks Threaten Middle East Economic Recovery


Moreover, social tensions are resurfacing in Egypt, Jordan and Morocco, while the long-standing conflict between Israel and Palestinians has flared up again in recent weeks. This month, Algeria and Egypt were the sole economies to receive upgrades for their 2018 GDP outlooks.

Immigration Reform Will Foster Innovation and Competition

Inc Startups

His name was Ashraf and he was from Egypt. He had graduated college back in Egypt and now in America he was taking his MBA at a local university and also sitting for the Certified Public Accountant examination. The next year his visa ran out and he reluctantly went back to Egypt.

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First Annual MENA Tech Summit Launches in NY, for Investors and Entrepreneurs

David Teten

Additional organizing partners include: MIT Arab Student Organisation , TechWadi , RISE Egypt and NUMA.

International Tourism Grew 4% In 2012: UNWTO


Results in the Middle East (-5%) improved after a 7-percent decline in 2011, yet the region recorded an estimated 3 million international tourist arrivals less in 2012 in spite of the clear recovery in Egypt. People are traveling more.

The 10 Greatest Social Entrepreneurs Of All Time


Early in his career, Ibrahim Abouleish was working in leading pharmaceutical firms in Europe, developing new treatments for osteoporosis and arteriosclerosis, but a trip to Egypt in the mid-’70s would change that.

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The Value of Opening Up

Bryce Dot VC

God spoke to the guy: ‘I want you to lead Israel out of Egypt.’ In a recent profile of Mitt Romney, the New Yorker uncovers an exchange had between him and Clayton Christensen. At the time, Clay was trying to get Mitt to open up, to talk about himself, his talents and his limitations. Given their shared faith, Clay leaned on the story of the Prophet Moses from the Old Testament: . He tried over and over. Nothing worked. Finally, it worked. The Red Sea parted.

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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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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.

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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China Regains Top Spot As Source Of Malignant Online Traffic: Akamai


percent in Egypt (to 1.2 After being unseated last quarter by Indonesia, China has regained its spot as the source of observed attack traffic in the third quarter of 2013.

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