The Pharaohs of IBM

deal architect

One of the really nice things about an assignment in Saudi Arabia is its proximity to Egypt (or Misr in the Arabic/Semitic vernacular). It was a convenient weekend destination and I got to visit some of the pyramids. You quickly. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP

[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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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.

[Review] Startup Rising

YoungUpstarts

The mindset of a good investor

The Equity Kicker

They drew on a contest run by American spies in the wake of the Iraq debacle: Begun in 2011, it posed hundreds of geopolitical questions (“Will Saudi Arabia agree to OPEC production cuts in November 2014?”

1985: Oil Prices Will Go Up Forever

Feld Thoughts

In December, 1985, Saudi Arabia flooded the market for oil and by the end of 1986 the price of a barrel of oil was around $10. This is not a post about a bubble, real or imagined. It’s a lesson from when I was 20 years old. I showed up at MIT as an eager freshman. I was 17, from Dallas, with a nice pair of cowboy boots and long hair. On my first day, at the freshman picnic, I heard that 50% of us would end up in the bottom half of our class.

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Reducing Risk And Optimising Business Opportunity In The Middle East

YoungUpstarts

In peaceful and stable countries like Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), for example, expatriates are more likely to be concerned about the state of their bank account rather than the geopolitics of the region.

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And Then They Came for Me …

Both Sides of the Table

The fact that he called on nations like South Korea or Saudi Arabia to have their own nuclear weapons? Yesterday was Halloween in the United States where children dress up and try to scare people as they “trick-or-treat” for candy.

Why It’s OK to Show Your Anger

Both Sides of the Table

 —  @realdonaldtrump He’s a Foreign Policy Idiot He has said that he thinks non-nuclear countries should have their own nuclear weapons and specifically said he has no problem if South Korea, Japan and Saudi Arabia go nuclear.

International Business Do’s And Don’ts

YoungUpstarts

However, in Japan, Saudi Arabia, and even France, it means something different. by Scott L. Girard, Jr.,

International Do’s and Don’ts For the Traveling Entrepreneur

Up and Running

” However, in Japan, Saudi Arabia, and even France, it means something different. Doing business on an international scale is very exciting. But, it can also be overwhelming.

Why Was Winter in Venture Capital Funding so Short?

Both Sides of the Table

GLOBAL” Warming The first thing that’s clear is that global investors from China, Singapore, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Japan and elsewhere stepped in to fill the gap that was initially created by the VC pull back.

10 Entertaining Things to Check out While You’re Waiting in Line Today

Up and Running

Women can now be attorneys in Saudi Arabia. While in other nations this has long been the case, for the very conservative kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the first female lawyer and the first woman-founded law firm are indeed a novelty. These people need something to read.

Texas Bitcoin Conference Runs Oct 28–29

Austin Startup

The Forrest Four-Cast: Oct 23, 2017 Blockchain technology are red-hot at present, generating countless media reports. For instance, watch this two-minute everything-you-need-to-know-about-this-new-technology released last week via Wired.

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Many Startups Stumble on International Cultures

Startup Professionals Musings

Although most Latin American countries have significantly improved working environments for women, few companies would yet dare send a women employee to work in Saudi Arabia.

[Review] The Rise Of The New East

YoungUpstarts

By now, many would know that China is expanding aggressively to West Asian and North African countries like Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Algeria, Libya and Egypt. Are China and India still the “factory” and “outsourced service provider” of the world?

What Greek Startups Can Teach the World

ReadWriteStart

Currently he’s thinking Chile, Saudi Arabia, Australia, Portugal and Brazil.

The State Department Meets the Lean Startup – Hacking For Diplomacy

Steve Blank

Army veterans and mid-career MBAs hailing not just from the United States but from countries including Saudi Arabia, India, France, Israel and Austria. The academic year is in full swing at Stanford and already we’re deep into our new Hacking for Diplomacy course.

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The State Department Meets the Lean Startup – Hacking For Diplomacy

Steve Blank

Army veterans and mid-career MBAs hailing not just from the United States but from countries including Saudi Arabia, India, France, Israel and Austria. The academic year is in full swing at Stanford and already we’re deep into our new Hacking for Diplomacy course.

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Bringing Lean Startup to Life at GE

Startup Lessons Learned

In Saudi Arabia, for example, where screening rates are low due to both cultural stigma around the female body and women’s fear of diagnosis, healthymagination has looked to solutions going far beyond just new equipment. “In Guest post by Sarah Milstein, co-host of The Lean Startup Conference. At a party in NYC recently, I was challenged by a VC to name the biggest company currently using Lean Startup practices.

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Blowing up the Business Plan at U.C. Berkeley Haas Business School

Steve Blank

For example, our Intel Technology To Market Accelerator took 22 teams from 11 countries across 15 time zones, from northern Russia to southern Chile and from Saudi Arabia to the U.S. During the Cold War with the Soviet Union, science and engineering at both Stanford and U.C. Berkeley were heavily funded to develop Cold War weapon systems. Stanford’s focus was Electronic Intelligence and those advanced microwave components and systems were useful in a variety of weapons systems.

The Artificial Intelligence Opportunity: A Camel to Cars Moment

Occam's Razor

I lived in Saudi Arabia for almost three years. Saudi Arabia is a country that saw massively fast modernization. I only half-jokingly say that Saudis still ride their cars like camels – and it was scary!).

What Greek Startups Can Teach the World

ReadWriteStart

Currently he’s thinking Chile, Saudi Arabia, Australia, Portugal and Brazil.

Facebook Acquires Israel’s Snaptu For an Estimated $60-70 Million

VC Cafe

Facebook surprised with its first acquisition in Israel today (and its second acquisition outside of the US), with the announcement that it is buying Israeli startup Snaptu (previously known as Moblica) for an estimated $60-70 million.

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The next tech powerhouse?

BeyondVC

In a recent Barron’s article on Cisco titled "Getting the World WIred (sorry, sub required)" is an interesting comment from CEO John Chambers: While these new technologies are giving Cisco’s current customers reason to upgrade, Cisco also is seeing growth of nearly 50% a year in its sale of networking systems in emerging markets like Saudi Arabia.

How can Visual Search Change SEO for E-Commerce?

Duct Tape Marketing

Currently, he is heading the marketing team at Go-Gulf Saudi Arabia – a custom web design company. How can Visual Search Change SEO for E-Commerce? written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing. The visuals of a website attract more users than a mere text.

This I Believe: A Manifesto for a Magnificent Career

Occam's Razor

My professional career spans three countries: India, Saudi Arabia and the United States. This I Believe was one of my favorite NPR programs.

On Bubbles … And Why We’ll Be Just Fine

Both Sides of the Table

In economics we call these “exogenous events&# and if they happen (Greek debt crisis, problems raising the US debt ceiling, trouble in Saudi Arabia) – you will not be shielded. This post originally ran on TechCrunch.

The Best Economy In History

Growthink Blog

back up the board where it is lagging in the World Bank ease of doing business rankings - #17 in starting a business (behind countries including Belarus, Rwanda, and Saudi Arabia!), #62 in paying taxes, and #20 in international trade. You would never believe it given the drumbeat of negativity that passes as business news these days, but last month U.S.

Wind Power and Natural Gas– Some Thoughts on the Pickens Energy Plan

Pascal's View

The United States is the “Saudi Arabia of wind”, as Pickens describes our country on his website pickensplan.com. Boone Pickens made his fortune on oil and has been a bull on natural gas since before I invested in the Mesa takeover attempt of Texaco in 1988. Now he is a bull on wind power and believes that the combination of wind farms and transitioning the nation’s autos from oil to natural gas powered vehicles will deliver the knockout blow to the oil monopoly.