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The Remarkable Reason Men in Iran Have Started Wearing Hijabs

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

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

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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

Valerie Plame on Cybersecurity, Ashley Madison and Iran Nuclear Deal

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

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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Entrepreneurship Flourishes for 54 Hours in Iran

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Startup Weekend, the pervasive entrepreneurship group that's held events in 100 countries, just held its first event in Iran.

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What the Iran Nuclear Deal Can Teach You About Negotiation

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

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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President Obama Weighs In On Trusting Iran’s Leaders

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

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

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Family visit to Iran leaves South Carolina tech worker stuck

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US congressmen in Germany to meet Americans released by Iran

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

LANDSTUHL, Germany (AP) — A North Carolina congressman and two others traveled Monday to the medical center in Germany where three Americans, released by Iran as part of a prisoner swap, are being tre

"Even non-religious women who join the region’s metal bands can face serious challenges. In Iran,"

Mark Birch

In Iran, home to the metal band Frosted Leaves, it’s illegal to perform heavy metal and for women to perform at all—two strikes against the band’s vocalist, who goes by the pseudonym Elina and is obscured in band photos to evade arrest. Heavy metal will not be stopped, even in Iran.

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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. Still, Iran seems to be seeking to present a softer line.

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

Feld Thoughts

I’m gearing up for a long series of posts about the various books I read on my month off on Bora Bora. I started with How Reading Transforms Us.

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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. Dany, Amir, and Sorusch indulged me.

The Most Important Political Show on TV

Both Sides of the Table

That show is GPS (Global Public Square) by Fareed Zakaria. I tape it every Sunday morning and watch it religiously. I’m not saying he has a problem.

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Documentary: Zero Days

Feld Thoughts

Sunday night, Amy and I watched the new documentary Zero Days. I also remember the mainstream media discussion on it well as I was fascinated by it.

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How the Hell do I Prioritize Work, Blog & Find Balance?

Both Sides of the Table

Iran deal reached. I noticed this post today from Ezra Galston titled “ Dear Brad, Fred & Mark: How The Hell Do You Do It? HSzvQK63th.

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The Importance of Teams and Why the Best Leaders Cultivate Them

Both Sides of the Table

The show has become my best curator of which books to read (including my favorite of last year, The Accidental Superpower ) and my go to for understanding geopolitics of: Russia, Iran, Pakistan, China, India and of course the US. I was watching my favorite show on TV this morning – GPS (Global Public Square) with Fareed Zakaria.

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. Newest articles are available on the Homepage.

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)

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.

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Report: Immigrants Launch 46% of Top Start-ups

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The most common country of origin for immigrant founders was India, followed by Israel, Canada, Iran, and New Zealand. he says.

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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. Also Available On. Show Summary. Our Guest . in 2010.

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.). If you haven’t, read part 1 first.).

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. Business

Tel Aviv: The Start-Up Holy Land

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The 60-year-old metropolis boasts more start-ups than most countries worldwide. Home to Start-Up Heroes. A culture is defined by its heroes.

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Bring Me Your Accents. Immigration Fuels Innovation

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I have lived (England, France, Italy, Spain, Japan & the US) and worked (Ireland, Germany, India) around the world. I adore accents. Your origins.

What Most People Don’t Understand About How Startup Companies are Valued

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I’m sure the head of the Federal Reserve Bank could spook the market or the heads of state of the US, China or Iran could. Mostly, no.

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. Both will be offered initially on the NovoEd platform.

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

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Considering our revenue is SaaS revenue this achievement is even more remarkable. ” What gives? Why all the fuss about the Twitter firehose?

The Feminine Will Save Us

This is going to be BIG.

A sensitive, weeping black man that cried about guns and tried to make peace with Iran versus wiping them off the map was a threat to so many layers of monolithic American masculinity standards that one could lose count. I just spent a weekend at a professional development retreat for venture investors. People cried. This is not what men do.

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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. Let’s a take a look at a few of them: 1.

5 Things Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Diplomats

crowdSPRING Blog

War is crazy expensive. Just ask any monarch, president, prime minister or, well, diplomat. That’s right: talk is cheap. Diplomats l isten.

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

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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. Prices down.

[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.

Why the Civil Unrest in Ukraine Matters to Small Business

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

It ranked 144th of 177 nations in Transparency International''s 2013 Corruption Perceptions Index , tying it with Iran and Nigeria.

Advice To Young Entrepreneurs – Think Like An Immigrant!


In Iran, where I’m from, people go to work at 5 a.m. The opportunities are endless and money is easy to earn. These people are immigrants.

Putin? Ahmadinejad? Those Guys Are Nothing To A Business Owner

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

From Russia and China to Syria, North Korea, Iran, and Afghanistan, President Obama certainly has his foreign policy challenges. No, no.

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Why Pseudonymity Is Such an Important Concept

Both Sides of the Table

Social networks are like Iran. It’s all told through a graphic & very short so worth your having a quick read. I’ve used mine.”

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. By commission?

The Internet Might Kill Us All

Steve Blank

The ability to copy and disseminate banned ideas undermined repressive regimes from Poland to Iran to the Soviet Union. My friend Ben Horowitz and I debated the tech bubble in The Economist. An abridged version of this post was the “closing&# statement to Ben’s rebuttal comments. Part 1 is here and Part 2 here. we own.

Bright Unveils A Data-Driven Approach To The Job Search, Raises $6M

Flame Malware ‘Created By US And Israel To Fight Iran’ Reports Claim. Startups. Mobile. Gadgets. Europe. Video. Enterprise. Venture.