Why Greek Shipping?
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 company as a platform for our roll-up and why a particular inte...Read More
The most Important Lessons I've Learned in my Business Career
Over the years, one of the questions I've been asked most frequently is "What are the most important lessons I have learned in my business career?" Well here are the 10 basic ones which I still apply in my everyday life. 1. Take care of your health, your relationships, your career, your (ongoi...Read More
On the Challenges and Opportunities We See in the Defense Industry
The Pentagon was declared the big winner of the massive federal budget bill that Congress passed for fiscal year 2014. The spending bill approves $497 billion for the Defense Department, or about the same as in 2013. The Pentagon gets an additional $85.2 billion for war expenses — about $5 billion...Read More
Are the Tech and Software Sectors Close to Eating the World?
Not even in your wildest dreams .... as I believe we are just at the beginning of a revolution still at its embryonic stage. For a start, you might think that tech is today in a bubble as a company whose sole product is a photo sharing app in which the pictures get deleted after they are shared r...Read More
How do you Create Real Wealth in an age of Intense Competition and Wealth Destruction?
I am in the money business; always have been and always will be. No surprise I am approached by hundreds of young ambitious entrepreneurs every year asking: How do you create real wealth in an age of intense competition and wealth destruction? Let me keep you give you my 2 cents.... and allow ...Read More
Welcome to the New World of Physical Commodities Trading & Wealth Creation
As JPMorgan Chase & Co has now exited the physical commodities trading business, one wonders what the future of the business at large - along with the one of the two major banks that have dominated Wall Street's involvement in the natural resources supply chain for 30 years - will be, particular...Read More
About Closing Crude Oil Derivatives Related Transactions
We at Blackhawk are approached by at least 500 supposed providers and sellers of oil derivative and other crude oil products a year and yet maybe only 2% of such providers have access to real product. Surprised? You shouldn't be at all. As you may or may not know, the reality today is that oil bu...Read More
Oil, Technology and What Makes the World Go Round
Being both an oil trader and financier and tech investor, I am frequently asked about my general views on the oil and tech sectors at large given the ever changing financial and political disturbances out there. Well for a start, you might think that tech is today in a bubble as a company whose s...Read More
Strategy or Execution
I am approached every year by hundreds of entrepreneurs with great ideas, great strategies but no track record of execution - all seeking funding for their respective ventures - and I turn them down one after the other for a lack of track record executing. So here is some food for thought for all...Read More
How do you deal with a large competitor who is out to get you?
We at Blackhawk Partners advise a number of companies in the path to growth. Some of the most awkward situations we encounter on quite a regular basis is a software or other company about to be bullied by a 800 pound gorilla basically stating: "Sell to us or we will apply all of our resources to ...Read More