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Monthly Archives: June 2013

Do you Network Properly?

By : Ziad K. Abdelnour| 28 June 2013
I used to love attending networking events and crowded conferences. I’m a bit of an extrovert and it always felt great networking with people of all walks of life and sizing up in a heartbeat who was real and who was a total waste of time. I re...

How do you handle newly acquired wealth?

By : Ziad K. Abdelnour| 24 June 2013
I am flabbergasted by how many seemingly smart people are inept at handling newly acquired wealth or how some can create a fortune exceeding $1 billion in a few years and then blow it all up faster than they acquired it. This goes for professional at...

Wall Street, K Street – Understanding the Politics of Money

By : Ziad K. Abdelnour| 15 June 2013
It looks like hypocrisy abounds today on both sides of the aisle in Washington DC and on the media company propaganda channels as well. As the national debt soared from $10.6 trillion on the day Obama took office to over $17 trillion today, I still h...

Is this Capitalism?

By : Ziad K. Abdelnour| 13 June 2013
I believe there is nothing normal about what Ben Bernanke and the Federal government have done post the 2008 crisis and continue to do today. The Greenspan led Federal Reserve created two epic bubbles in the space of six years which burst and have do...

America Tear down the wall before it’s too late.

By : Ziad K. Abdelnour| 9 June 2013
I am afraid America makes less sense every day. Little children are randomly slaughtered in their schoolrooms. Predator drones roam the skies over foreign countries exterminating bad guys, along with innocent women and children (collateral damage whe...

Will the Internet ever change the face of Finance?

By : Ziad K. Abdelnour| 5 June 2013
I certainly hope so….We don’t need giant banks as small banks do much more lending than big banks. It is a fact that smaller banks are stepping in today to fill the lending void left by the giant banks’ still much hesitant to make loans. The only rea...

Have we Learned Anything from The Financial Crisis of 2007?

By : Ziad K. Abdelnour| 3 June 2013
I would say nothing at all…. In fact, instead of changing their behavior to prevent another crisis, the Powers-that-be seem to be doubling down on the strategies that Caused the Financial Crisis in the First Place Liberals blame deregulation an...