The Female American Dream

Austin Startup

It was 1979 when the Shah was exiled from Iran by those loyal to the Grand Ayatollah Khomeini, ending the reign of the the last Persian monarch. feminism american-dream womanhood wisdom iran

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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[Infographic] Countries That Hate The Internet

YoungUpstarts

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.

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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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.

[ADV] 4 Products Businesses Can Import From Qatar

YoungUpstarts

Bordering Saudi Arabia, Persian Gulf, UAE and Iran, Qatar is one of the most important Middle Eastern countries despite its small size. Middle Eastern countries have build an immense reputation in the world of business by exporting goods to many countries and Qatar is one such country.

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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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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.

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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5 Meetings That Changed The World

YoungUpstarts

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.

Why It’s Time for Les Moonves to Go — You Can’t Charm Your Way out of Sexual Misconduct

Both Sides of the Table

I just returned from a week’s vacation in the mountains where I had almost no Internet access but was aware that Ronan Farrow had published a damning sexual misconduct article about Les Moonves, the Chairman & CEO of publicly traded company CBS Corporation.

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

YoungUpstarts

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

Both Sides of the Table

Then I checked the NY Times and realized this that the US has passed an historic nuclear deal with Iran and since for me Twitter is a real-time news platform I figured I would Tweet what I was thinking. Iran deal reached.

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

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com 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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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.

Startup CEO: The Online Course

OnlyOnce

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 Impact Social Media Truly Had On Society

YoungUpstarts

Iran, and India. By Jenny Q. Ta , CEO of Sqeeqee.com and author of “Wall Street Cinderella” By now, we are all aware that social media has had a tremendous impact on our culture, in business, on the world-at-large.

5 Questions We Should Be Asking Presidential Candidates

YoungUpstarts

Hot topics have included Immigration, Iran, China and foreign policy in general, and jobs. by Douglas Obey, author of “ Money & The Human Condition “.

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Twitter, Jobs, Democracy & The US Elections

Both Sides of the Table

As in Tunisia , Egypt , Syria & Iran. Iran Twitter Image courtesy of political cartoonist John Cole for the Scranton Times. I recently wrote a post about the open nature of Twitter and why I’m long on its future.

Bring Me Your Accents. Immigration Fuels Innovation

Both Sides of the Table

While Iran & Russia are moving to deny gay people’s existents or diminish their rights we live in a country that accepts them as the loving parents and people that they are.

Twitter Link Roundup #331 – Terrific Reads for Small Business, Entrepreneurs, Marketers, and Designers!

crowdSPRING Blog

This is a fascinating long read … Saudi Crown Prince: Iran's Supreme Leader 'Makes Hitler Look Good' – [link] pic.twitter.com/VOY0FMIYDJ. Remember when the only spicy candies you could easily find were Red Hots and those individually wrapped Atomic Fireballs?

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.

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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Don’t Be Fooled by Investment Scams For Startups

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.

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

Both Sides of the Table

But an equally obvious case is BitCoin where people who live in Iran, Syria or Libya may rather put their money into non-governmental units (even knowing the risks) than to trust their local governmental leaders to protect their assets from inflation or seizure.

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 Protect Yourself From Bernie Madoff

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. OK, so they tell me that Bernie is safely tucked away in prison for the next 150 years, but there are clones out there who look and act just like him.

No Job Security? Then Do It Yourself.

YoungUpstarts

Patrick Bet-David is an entrepreneur, author, visionary and self-made success who emigrated from war-torn Iran to the U.S.

What Every Bitcoin Investor Should Learn From a Dictator Named “Awesome”

Austin Startup

In 1294 Gaykhatu (literally, “Awesome” in Mongolian) was the leader of one Hoard of Mongols ruling over what is now Iran, Iraq and Southwest Asia.

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5 Things Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Diplomats

crowdSPRING Blog

War is crazy expensive. Just ask any monarch, president, prime minister or, well, diplomat. So any alternative to war will not only save money but save lives and property. Historically, the chief alternative to waging a war has been to conduct diplomacy. That’s right: talk is cheap.

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The Case For & Against Cryptocurrencies (for those tired of all the noise)

Both Sides of the Table

In more than a decade of writing about the Internet and tech-enabled businesses I’ve learned that mobs don’t do nuance well.

Thumbs Up On Gatekeepers, But Who… And How?

YoungUpstarts

“ A Bitter Veil “, another stand-alone thriller, is set in revolutionary Iran during the late ’70s and was released in 2012. by Libby Fischer Hellmann, author of ” Havana Lost ” and “ A Bitter Veil “ Some say the lunatics have taken over the asylum.

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Why Pseudonymity Is Such an Important Concept

Both Sides of the Table

Social networks are like Iran. Fred Wilson wrote a blog post yesterday called “Real Names” in which he talked about a commenter on his blog who preferred not to comment because he didn’t want to use his real name.

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Why Women Make The Best Product Managers

SVPG

In a recent article about Lady Catherine Ashton’s crucial role in negotiating Iran halting development of its nuclear program, emotional intelligence is defined as the ability to both identify and manage one’s own emotions, pick up on the emotions of others, manage them and, in so doing, build trust, grow influence and achieve better outcomes all round.

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. The full version is below.

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. It wasn't about how to be better price negotiators or about tactics for getting dealflow. It was about investors trying to be better people.

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Making the Internet Smarter at Helping Us

Both Sides of the Table

And I don’t want you all who are different from me to be bothered with my eclectic taste in films (I hate Hollywood blockbusters and I drag my wife to foreign films of shepherd herders in Iran or EVERY Mike Leigh film) or my poor taste in music. Recommendation Slicing.

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

Both Sides of the Table

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. There is much discussion online and also in small, private groups, about why the price of technology companies – public and private – are falling.

The 20 Best Books About Success

YoungUpstarts

Half literary criticism, half memoir, this stirring social justice narrative takes readers to Iran’s educational underground, where women open up and learn from forbidden books.

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200.000.000 mobile users, for starters – Q&A with Viber CEO Talmon Marco

The Next Web

Viber is currently blocked or disrupted by Iran and Vodafone. The only interference we see is from Vodafone in some countries, and in Iran.

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