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  • Memoirs of a Financial Warrior – About Branding

    By: Ziad K Abdelnour | 04 Nov 2019

    I have frequently been asked the question over the years as to how we brand our products and services here at Blackhawk and what is my general philosophy on branding my name, my activities and my work – both professional and non-professional Well first off, I strongly believe that in this ever-...

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  • Memoirs of a Financial Warrior – About Freedom

    By: Ziad K Abdelnour | 31 Oct 2019

    I thought about starting this series of memoirs after 30+ years in finance and share with my friends and foes alike what I have learned over the years empowering a whole new generation of millennials and others what really lies ahead and how to best position yourself in the years ahead. Where do ...

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  • Closing remarks for 2019 by Ziad Abdelnour

    By: Ziad K Abdelnour | 25 Oct 2019

    Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth. Oh, never mind. You will not understand the power and beauty of your youth until they've faded. But trust me, in 20 years, you'll look back at photos of yourself and recall in a way you can't grasp now how much possibility lay before you and how fabulous yo...

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  • What the wealthy know & won't tell you | by Ziad Abdelnour

    By: Ziad K Abdelnour | 25 Oct 2019

    To hear venture capitalists (VCs) tell it, they aren’t too different from entrepreneurs. They build great companies. They create jobs. In short, they feel the entrepreneur’s pain. But for an entrepreneur to build a decent relationship with a VC, they need to understand just how different the two...

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  • Making It Big in the Oil Business

    By: Ziad K Abdelnour | 11 Sep 2018

    For decades, there has been a lot of money in the oil business. In 2017, global dealmaking in the gas and oil production and exploration segment topped at $143 billion, which is the highest level since 2014. Big energy companies are expected to play a critical role in dealmaking for another year for...

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  • You Want Money to Grow Your Business? Show Me First You Can Earn Some

    By: Ziad K Abdelnour | 04 Jun 2018

    You can’t expect your business to have a constant hockey stick growth. The critical success in ensuring a constant company and business growth is in learning to recognize disruptive trends in the industry and market and to acknowledge your past and present status involved. Getting the money is s...

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  • My Personal Recommendation When Investing in Turnarounds

    By: Ziad K Abdelnour | 08 May 2018

    There is tremendous profit potential in turnarounds. The reasons for that are many, but the majority of them relate to the fact that most investors are afraid of turnaround situations. Wall Street unjustly hates the down-and-out companies for one reason or another. Turnaround investing is looking fo...

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  • Create the Company of Your Dreams

    By: Ziad K Abdelnour | 09 Mar 2018

    Every successful business begins exactly the same way – as a concept. Business concepts originate with simple ideas and a vision that most people are capable of articulating. However, developing the concept and creating a billion-dollar business demands an advanced set of skills and resources that...

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  • Blockchain Potential Impact on Crowdfunding and Venture Capital

    By: Ziad K Abdelnour | 23 Feb 2018

    Disruptive or promising? Both have been used to describe blockchain technology’s impact on business. Cryptocurrency awareness is spreading, and investments in tokens are on the rise. But just how are the decentralization effects of blockchain-based cryptocurrencies disrupting and democratizing the...

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  • How Stupid and Dumb as a Rock Venture Capitalists Are Killing Companies

    By: Ziad K Abdelnlour | 19 Feb 2018

    To recognize how venture capitalists are killing companies, you need to understand how venture capitalists work. Venture Capital firms typically have managers who we come to think of as investors because they sign the checks. The limited partners, on the other hand, are the investors in the venture...

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