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  • Taking on the Big Boys

    By: Ziad K Abdelnour | 02 Dec 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 is clear the winners in the business world t...

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  • How Killer Serial Entrepreneurs Operate

    By: Ziad K Abdelnour | 01 Dec 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 operate - no matter what product they are offering. ...

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  • Monetizing your skills and network

    By: Ziad K Abdelnour | 20 Nov 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 ways I can best help you “monet...

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  • All what I want for Christmas is the Truth

    By: Ziad Abdelnour | 14 Nov 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 would be: “Son, we live in a world that has Wa...

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  • Picking my SWAT Team

    By: Ziad Abdelnour | 10 Nov 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 people? The first thing to look for is somebody with ...

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  • Geopolitical impact of lower oil prices - A personal assessment

    By: Ziad Abdelnour | 04 Nov 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 to three million barrels per day. So we are si...

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  • Knowing the Right People

    By: Ziad K Abdelnour | 22 Oct 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 some complicated deals went ever so...

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  • Why Greek Shipping?

    By: Ziad K Abdelnour | 29 Sep 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 company as a platform for our roll-up and why a particular inte...

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  • The most Important Lessons I've Learned in my Business Career

    By: Ziad K Abdelnour | 08 Sep 2014

    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...

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  • On the Challenges and Opportunities We See in the Defense Industry

    By: Ziad K Abdelnour | 29 Jul 2014

    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...

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