Ziad K Abdelnour

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...

The Sony Breach: The Evidence vs Politics

By : Ziad K Abdelnour| 23 December 2014
Blaming North Korea for the Sony breach may be like blaming Benghazi on a video. The Sony breach may be much larger than is being admitted and It may affect your household. Everyone is agog at the recent breach at Sony Pictures in Hollywood.  Movies...

Business Lessons Learned in 2014

By : Ziad Abdelnour| 8 December 2014
Looking back I can humbly say that 2014 was one of the highlights of my life in terms of learning about myself and how to make big things happen. What did I exactly learn? I learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go...

Taking on the Big Boys

By : Ziad K Abdelnour| 2 December 2014
Thanks to the Internet, entrepreneurs today across the board can disrupt slow moving industries like never before. This process is also creating billionaires the world over faster than any time in history and I believe this is just the beginning. It...

How Killer Serial Entrepreneurs Operate

By : Ziad K Abdelnour| 1 December 2014
I talk to and meet close to 500 entrepreneurs a year – from the true maverick game changers to the guys as arrogant and dumb as can be - I believe what differentiates a killer serial entrepreneur from the rest of the crowd is frankly how they o...

All what I want for Christmas is the Truth

By : Ziad Abdelnour| 14 November 2014
I consider myself a seeker of truth. It isn’t easy finding it in today’s’ world. In an alternate version of the famous scene from A Few Good Men, I picture myself telling Fed Chairman Janet Yellen that I want the truth and her truthful response...