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  • My Best Advice for a Rookie Start Up CEO

    By: Ziad K. Abdelnour | 23 Nov 2015

    I have backed over 125 companies over my Wall Street career and can humbly say reviewed over 5,000 business plans... From start up's to very established companies seeking financing. These are my golden nuggets I thought I'd share with every bright-eyed rookie CEO starting his entrepreneurial care...

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  • Getting Ahead in Business - The 10 Most Valuable Lessons I Have Learned Over My Career

    By: Ziad K. Abdelnour | 02 Nov 2015

    I thought of sharing these nuggets of wisdom with all of our fans at Blackhawk hoping that one day it will make a difference in the lives of many. I can only imagine how going up the corporate ladder or building one's own company is challenging these days - and this to say the least. Every tim...

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  • Navigating the Emerging Markets Of Today

    By: Ziad K. Abdelnour | 10 Aug 2015

    As we at Blackhawk Partners see it today, one of the biggest advantages emerging markets have offered investors is a strong growth story Over the past decade, growth in emerging markets has in fact outpaced growth in developed markets by more than double. Growth in gross domestic product (GDP) lo...

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  • When Performance Doesn't Matter

    By: Ziad K Abdelnour | 26 May 2015

    One of the most amusing phrases on Wall Street is "smart money." This phrase is used to describe the handful of professional investors whose abilities and foresight are thought to be so acute that they spot the big moneymaking opportunities before the average Joe Pro. The smartest of the "smar...

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  • Hillary for President?

    By: Ziad Abdelnour | 27 Apr 2015

    I have a serious problem with Hillary as President. Why? Well I am afraid she has absolutely no clue of how our economy functions and I blame her too for backing the disastrous monetary policy which has wound up being the greatest redistribution of wealth in human history. On all counts, Clint...

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  • Shaping The US Global Geopolitical Future

    By: Ziad K Abdelnour | 12 Mar 2015

    Remember George Orwell? “Now I will tell you the answer to my question. It is this. The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power, pure power. What pure power means you will understand presently. We are different ...

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  • About VC Money and Startups

    By: Ziad K Abdelnour | 02 Feb 2015

    Having been in the VC/Private Equity business for three decades now I am often asked if VC money can make a startup successful on its own and if not what really does it. So I thought I'd share with you in here my 2 cents in the hope of further educating entrepreneurs as to the process. First o...

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  • My 6 Top Geopolitical Predictions for 2015

    By: Ziad K Abdelnour | 02 Jan 2015

    If 2014 proved anything, it's that guessing at the state of the world a year down the line is a vain or even slightly embarrassing endeavor. Indeed, who could have expected a year ago that Russia would take over Crimea, ISIS would break out of Al Qaeda and declare a caliphate, the US would start ...

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  • The Sony Breach: The Evidence vs Politics

    By: Ziad K Abdelnour | 23 Dec 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 that have yet to be distributed were downloade...

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  • Business Lessons Learned in 2014

    By: Ziad Abdelnour | 08 Dec 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 on, and it will be better tomorrow. I've le...

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