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Yearly Archives: 2015

My Best Advice for a Rookie Start-Up CEO

By : Ziad K. Abdelnour| 23 November 2015
I have backed over 125 companies over my Wall Street career and can humbly say reviewed over 5,000 business plans… From startups to very established companies seeking financing. These are my golden nuggets I thought I’d share with every b...

Navigating the Emerging Markets Of Today

By : Ziad K. Abdelnour | 10 August 2015
As we at Blackhawk Partners see it today, one of the biggest advantages emerging markets have offered investors is a strong growth story Over the past decade, growth in emerging markets has in fact outpaced growth in developed markets by more than do...

When Performance Doesn’t Matter

By : Ziad K Abdelnour| 26 May 2015
One of the most amusing phrases on Wall Street is “smart money.” This phrase is used to describe the handful of professional investors whose abilities and foresight are thought to be so acute that they spot the big moneymaking opportuniti...

Hillary for President?

By : Ziad Abdelnour| 27 April 2015
I have a serious problem with Hillary as President. Why? Well I am afraid she has absolutely no clue of how our economy functions and I blame her too for backing the disastrous monetary policy which has wound up being the greatest redistribution of w...

Shaping The US Global Geopolitical Future

By : Ziad K Abdelnour| 12 March 2015
Remember George Orwell? “Now I will tell you the answer to my question. It is this. The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power, pure power. What pure power means you...

About VC Money and Startups

By : Ziad K Abdelnour| 2 February 2015
Having been in the VC/Private Equity business for three decades now I am often asked if VC money can make a startup successful on its own and if not what really does it. So I thought I’d share with you in here my 2 cents in the hope of further...

My 6 Top Geopolitical Predictions for 2015

By : Ziad K Abdelnour| 2 January 2015
If 2014 proved anything, it’s that guessing at the state of the world a year down the line is a vain or even slightly embarrassing endeavor. Indeed, who could have expected a year ago that Russia would take over Crimea, ISIS would break out of...

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