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Yearly Archives: 2014

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...

Monetizing your skills and network

By : Ziad K Abdelnour| 20 November 2014
Folks First off, thank you for being part of my social media “inner circle”…. You are in here because we have much in common and I always appreciate your insight. As we’re entering the latter part of the year, I thought I’d share and explore with you...

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...

Picking my SWAT Team

By : Ziad Abdelnour| 10 November 2014
There is nothing more important for a business than picking the right team. If you get the right mix of partners assisting you building your company, you have a far greater chance of building a real “powerhouse”. So how do you find those...

Geopolitical impact of lower oil prices – A personal assessment

By : Ziad Abdelnour| 4 November 2014
It is a fact that the US has increased its production of oil quite dramatically over the last two to three years. It has actually increased it by the size of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) members or about two and a half...

Knowing the Right People

By : Ziad K Abdelnour| 22 October 2014
They say “it’s not what you know, it’s who you know”. I cannot but (finally and after having ruminated the question for years) wholeheartedly agree. Some of my greatest ideas and projects went nowhere because I didn’t know the right people yet. And s...

Why Greek Shipping?

By : Ziad K Abdelnour| 29 September 2014
With our Firm’s recent signing of a 200 Million Euros Partnership Agreement to Fund & Facilitate the Purchase of 25 Vessels – http://www.pr.com/press-release/582221. I am frequently asked by partners and observers alike why a Greek co...