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Knowing the Right People

By : Ziad K Abdelnour| 22 October 2014
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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 some complicated deals went ever so smoothly simply because I knew the “person in charge”.

In my 30 years in business, this famous quote that my father kept repeating to me ever since I was a teenager, is probably the single most potent business lesson that I have learnt.

At the end of the day and no matter what technological miracles are conceived, people do business with people.

The greatest deals in the world are sealed by a simple handshake (as some are broken over simple personal animosity).

We at Blackhawk Partners have carefully but surely been building our contact network the world over.

I humbly believe that the network we have built is not only incredibly extensive and far-reaching globally but is also one of the company’s greatest assets way ahead of any physical asset we own or ever will. Same goes for sound advice. It’s a priceless asset when professionally and effectively conveyed.

Good advice and targeted connections can make the whole difference and often do. That’s why I love advising and backing people and companies to the best of my knowledge and reach out to the sharpest minds all across the world.

And the more I do, the more I learn, the more fascinating people I meet and the more effective I get… It’s a snowball effect.

For the sake of full disclosure, I like to push the envelope in everything I undertake… I am a maverick and “game changer” in the truest sense of the word, and I strongly believe everything is possible hence I never ever surrender.

I avoid though – like a plague – negative people who emanate negative vibes and I have a knack of detecting bullshit and bullshit artists a mile away.

If you think what you have what it takes to be a “game changer” and can accept me the way I am, give me a call but be then ready for the roller coaster of your life.

Have a great day.


By :� Ziad K Abdelnour

Ziad is also the author of the best selling book� Economic Warfare: Secrets of Wealth Creation in the Age of Welfare Politics (Wiley, 2011),

Mr. Ziad Abdelnour continues to be featured in hundreds of media channels and publications every year and is widely seen as one of the top business leaders by millions around the world.

He was also featured as one of the� 500 Most Influential CEOs in the World.