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Monthly Archives: May 2010

On things worth considering when investing in Cleantech

By : Ziad K. Abdelnour| 31 May 2010
As part of Blackhawk’s close group of family and friends; and to set the record straight, we thought we’d share with you some of the most provoking thoughts we entertain when investing in Green Technology. As you may be aware of, throughout the world...

Don’t be Fooled by What Policy Makers tell you Read the Facts

By : Ziad K. Abdelnour| 29 May 2010
As part of Blackhawk’s close group of family and friends, we thought we’d share with you some of our most salient views as to the state of the world economy today and what to watch for in case you’re also in the “Wealth Creation” business. We hope th...

Want to know What are our Private Equity Deal Killers?

By : Ziad K. Abdelnour| 27 May 2010
As part of Blackhawk’s close group of family and friends; and to set the record straight, we thought we’d share with you the Classic “deal killers” that we encounter when reviewing the more than 2,000 business plans submitted to us on the average a y...

Alternative Energy is a long overdue solution whose Time has come

By : Ziad K. Abdelnour| 23 May 2010
Last Thursday, May 20, 2010, marked one month since BP’s oil rig exploded in the Gulf Coast …. This is the clearest picture we could have of our failed national energy policy — which extends over many decades and administrations. It...

On Women’s Coming to Power and how we at Blackhawk are dealing with it

By : Ziad K. Abdelnour| 21 May 2010
We at Blackhawk believe that a huge and fast-growing group of people are poised to take their place in the economic mainstream over the next decade, as producers, consumers, employees, and entrepreneurs. This group’s impact on the global economy will...

How to best Protect Your Assets in the turbulent times ahead

By : Ziad K. Abdelnour| 19 May 2010
Morning folks Take a few minutes to read this article http://thedailybell.com/1050/IMF-Plotting-Gold-Backed-SDRs.html At the rate we are going, it seems that there is no other choice for the USD (Dollar) than to be DEVALUED and that there will soon b...

On the Challenges and Opportunities we see in Latin America

By : Ziad K. Abdelnour| 17 May 2010
Despite previous Venture Capital (VC) and Private Equity (PE) activity in Latin America since the mid 80s, the asset class can still be considered a “new species” in the region. Taking however into account the growth levels the asset class experience...

On the Challenges and Opportunities we see in Turkey

By : Ziad K. Abdelnour| 15 May 2010
Although Turkey is today at the center of the world with on one side Russia, on another side the Gulf countries, and on the other side the Central East Asian countries., it is without a doubt turning into a tourist and financial and investment center...

On the Israeli hi-tech experience and what we should all learn from it

By : Ziad K. Abdelnour| 13 May 2010
In the 1990s, Israel emerged as a leading center for technology start-ups and innovation. In 2000, near the peak of the high-tech boom, Israel had 4000 high-tech firms and new ones were forming at the rate of about 500 start-ups per year. Today, out...

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