Capitalists - Invest In Iran - Really ?


Open investing in Iran - even in energy. See you in Iran. Chad Oct 1 (Reuters) - Iran is inviting foreign investors to actively develop its energy industry after sanctions are expected to ease in 2016, under a nuclear deal between Iran and six global powers, deputy Oil Minister Rokneddin Javadi told Reuters on Thursday. "We We welcome all oil companies, including the Americans, that meet Islamic Republic’s requirements to invest in Iran.

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The Remarkable Reason Men in Iran Have Started Wearing Hijabs

Inc Startups

Iranian journalist Masih Alinejad's #MenInHijab social media campaign highlights men, women, freedom, success, solidarity, and bravery in Iran

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Family visit to Iran leaves South Carolina tech worker stuck

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — Unable to enjoy what was supposed to be a three-week vacation with her family in Iran, Nazanin Zinouri now worries about when and if she will be able to go home to South Carolina RALEIGH, N.C. (AP)

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Entrepreneurship Flourishes for 54 Hours in Iran

Inc Startups

Startup Weekend, the pervasive entrepreneurship group that's held events in 100 countries, just held its first event in Iran. Most recently, Canada severed its diplomatic relations with Iran, closed its embassy in Iran, and expelled its Iranian diplomats.

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Valerie Plame on Cybersecurity, Ashley Madison and Iran Nuclear Deal

Inc Startups

The former covert CIA agent, now advising a cybersecurity startup, sounds off on Scott Walker's criticisms of the Iran deal and the "dangerous" data breach at the Office of Personnel Management

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Khamenei calls for security cooperation with China, says U.S. not to be trusted


not to be trusted RTRS 23-JAN-2016 11:46:48 AM DUBAI, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called on Saturday for closer economic and security ties with China, saying both countries could be reliable partners, especially in energy. Iran is the most reliable country in the region for energy since its energy policies will never be affected by foreigners," Khamenei was quoted as saying by his official website at a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

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President Obama Weighs In On Trusting Iran’s Leaders

Inc Startups

This agreement is not based on trust. It's based exclusively on unprecedented verification

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What the Iran Nuclear Deal Can Teach You About Negotiation

Inc Startups

So you don't negotiate nuclear agreements. You can still learn plenty from watching the deal-making in Vienna. Negotiation expert Scott Wayne tells you how

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Brilliance, From The Economist - Syria by way of Tehran


Reposted from The Economist THE chemical attack on a suburb of the Syrian capital, Damascus, which left more than 1,400 people dead on August 21st, has put Iran’s new president in a particularly tricky position, barely a month into the job. Like Russia, Iran says the attack was the work of the Syrian rebels and not the government of President Bashar Assad, its most important ally. Still, Iran seems to be seeking to present a softer line.

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President Obama Reveals Details About The Iran Nuclear Deal on Quora

Inc Startups

"This deal took a long time to negotiate--nearly two years--because we refused to accept any deal that didn't meet every one of our bottom lines, and that's what we got

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The Latest: Graham: 'I'll find a way to fix this problem'

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — The Latest on a South Carolina resident trying to return from Iran (all times local RALEIGH, N.C. (AP)

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Episode 92: Educational and Galactic Profitability with Dr. Zarik Boghossian

Mike Michalowicz

Today Dr.Zarik Boghossian shares his personal story of being born in Iran and moving to the US, the hardships he faced because of his accent, having no money and how he moved on to successfully develop a software that does the flight navigation for the international space station. Profit First Podcast accent Chris Curran hardship Iran Kristina Bolduc mike michalowicz money Pepperdine University professor success USAAlso Available On. Show Summary. Welcome back from the weekend!

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Canada's Housing Situation


Asian money is flowing in clearly to BC and global money - from Iran to Russia - is said to be flooding Toronto. While some say Canada is experiencing a bubble (Vancouver/ Toronto) others are stating that Canada is now finding her footing.

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Crude Oil Outlook


The anti-government protests in Iran that erupted on 28 December and renewed political tensions between Iran and the United States over economic sanctions helped push up oil prices in recent weeks.

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Documentary: Zero Days

Feld Thoughts

It’s the story of Stuxnet , the computer virus created by a set of nation states (including the US and Israel) which was intended to disable and/or slow down Iran’s nuclear program. Sunday night, Amy and I watched the new documentary Zero Days.

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The Most Important Political Show on TV

Both Sides of the Table

An opinion piece by Zakaria on why the US shouldn’t take sides in the Saudi / Iran conflict where the tension has gone up since Saudi killed a Shiite cleric and dissident.

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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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Up Close & Personal with Middle East Conflict

VC Confidential

Syria is splintering, Lebanon is getting bold, Gaza re-arms, Iraq is fracturing, the Palastinians are slow rolling and Iran races to go nuclear (while funding many of Shiite terrorist activities around). Arrow 2: 10-60 sec to respond, midrange missiles from Iran, Syria, etc.

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[Infographic] Countries That Hate The Internet


It won’t be surprise anyone then, we can all agree, of the three countries to top the list – China, Iran and Syria. Some countries hate the Internet.

US: Assad Must Leave, After Negotiations


Speaking after talks with British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond in London, Kerry called on Russia and Iran to use their influence over Assad to convince him to negotiate a political transition. That is what we're looking for and we hope Russia and Iran, and any other countries with influence, will help to bring about that, because that's what is preventing this crisis from ending," said Kerry. I understand the diplomacy but.CH

Mexican Food and Entrepreneurship for Lunch in Dubai

Feld Thoughts

They then spent the next two hours answering questions that I had about Dubai, its history, entrepreneurship in the region, and the geopolitical dynamics with other UAE states, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Iran. Amy and I are spending the week in Dubai on the annual Wellesley Art Trip. I’ve been doing some of the art stuff, visited one of our LPs, and have been getting together with local entrepreneurs and investors.

Start Up Nation - Trip Report

Seeing Both Sides

I spent last week visiting Israel with a group of fellow venture capitalists touring Start Up Nation - a trip sponsored and organized by CJP. We had a terrific time - despite being in the midst of a pretty tough neighborhood, the country''s innovation economy is absolutely booming.

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“What Unites Us” —Important Lessons from @danrather at the #UpfrontSummit

Both Sides of the Table

He was a pioneer in reporting the civil rights struggle, Vietnam, Watergate, Iran-Contra, The Gulf War and so many more historical moments in our history.

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How Growing Online Access is Driving Economic Growth in Emergent Economies

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Iran is one of the top three emerging Internet markets identified by Euromonitor International in a recent global report.

DataSift Announces Mega-Round. Apple Buys Topsy for $200 Million. Here’s What You Need to Know

Both Sides of the Table

It isn’t simply that when a leader in the US calls off negotiations with Iran he puts it on Twitter or when a leader from Iran rebuffs that Tweet publicly that a signal is created but it is the unseen.

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Advice To Young Entrepreneurs – Think Like An Immigrant!


In Iran, where I’m from, people go to work at 5 a.m. Patrick Bet-David is an entrepreneur, author, visionary and self-made success who emigrated from war-torn Iran to the U.S.

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The Rice Cooker

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

Want to liberate women in Iran? The first thing to know about a rice cooker is that it knows more than you. It knows when the rice is done. It knows when the shrimp is cooked. It knows how to keep food warm for hours on end.

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From Iranian Refugee, To Successful But Unfulfilled Corporate Employee, Then Self-Made Info Entrepreneur – The Farnoosh Brock Story by Yaro Starak

Farnoosh Brock fled with her family from Iran to Turkey when she was eleven years old. Press play to begin streaming the audio or right click the text link and choose save as or save link. Download the MP3 [ 60 Minutes - 29 MB ]. Subscribe to this Podcast in iTunes.

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The Interview, Censorship, Terrorism, Dr. Evil, and Lots of Other Stuff

Feld Thoughts

He’s decided that the North Korea hack on Sony Pictures was not an act of war but is now trying to decide if it’s terrorism so he can put North Korea on the terrorism sponsors list to join Cuba, Iran, Sudan and Syria.

Five Reasons Every CEO Should Give Back On Giving Tuesday And Beyond


While he was raised in war-torn Iran, he moved to America with a dream and vision, becoming an American citizen and a successful business owner. by Alex Dastmalchi, philanthropist and CEO of Dastmalchi, LLC.

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Interview with Everipedia’s Tedde Forselius

Mucker Lab

Sam is a Persian Prince – and you know I am deeply proud of our shared Iran roots – and Theodor is Swedish. Sweden is pretty much my favorite non-Iran country. Interview with my Everipedia Co-founder Theodor Forselius (AKA “Tedde”) by Mahbod Moghadam. One of the main reasons I got involved with Everipedia is that I really like the ethnicities of my cofounders.

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Startup CEO: The Online Course


So far over 1,300 people have signed up for Startup CEO from countries as far-flung as the China, Brasil, Iran, the U.K., As most of you know by now, I wrote a book that was published last fall called Startup CEO: A Field Guide to Scaling Up Your Business. I’m excited to announce that, starting on January 20th, the book has now been turned into Kauffman Fellows Academy (KFA) online course called Startup CEO.

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What You Missed This Weekend

Inc Startups

Oil Sanctions on Iran Are Actually Working 9. Colleges are where entrepreneurs are made; why imitators have an edge; and more news you may have missed this weekend. How Recruiting Can Make or Break Your Company 2. Trend: Colleges Are Becoming Entrepreneurial Hotbeds 3.

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The Red Queen Problem – Innovation in the DoD and Intelligence Community

Steve Blank

In the 21st century you need a scorecard to keep track of the threats: Russia, China, North Korea, Iran, ISIS in Yemen/Libya/Philippines, Taliban, Al-Qaeda, hackers for hire, etc. “…it takes all the running you can do to keep in the same place. ”. The Red Queen Alice in Wonderland. Innovation, disruption, accelerators, have all become urgent buzzwords in the Department of Defense and Intelligence community.

How To Avoid Investment Scams In The Startup World

Startup Professionals Musings

Watch out if someone has a complex plan involving offshore bank financing or gemstones or oil leases in Iran to make you rich.

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.). Today, China can do this in the Pacific and to a limited extent, Iran has this capability in the Persian Gulf.

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Tel Aviv: The Start-Up Holy Land

Inc Startups

The 60-year-old metropolis boasts more start-ups than most countries worldwide. I spent last week visiting Israel with a group of fellow venture capitalists touring what is referred to as Start Up Nation --a trip sponsored and organized by Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP).

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5 Meetings That Changed The World


During WWII, ‘the Big Three’ met in Iran in 1943 at the famous Tehran Conference. by Gemma Falconer, a member of the Demand Generation team at Citrix and GoToMeeting. When the famous and powerful join forces, monumental things can happen.

“Allons enfants de l’Internet,” by Christophe Ginisty: The Web, where civil society lives and talks

Grade A Entrepreneurs

Today, any local message is global at the same time : a gunshot in Iran resounds throughout the world. By Marylene Delbourg-Delphis @mddelphis.

Why I'd Do Business With Dennis Rodman

Inc Startups

be negotiating a nuclear arms treaty with Iran, given the country''s long history of hatred toward us, past misrepresentations and its stated public desire to destroy Israel''s right to exist? Think twice before you diss what the flashy basketball player is doing in North Korea.

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