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Stop it

The news that CBS’s 60 Minutes correspondent Lara Logan was beaten and sexually assaulted in Cairo’s Tahrir Square is infuriating.  I’m literally shaking as I type this.  And I’m not sure why I’m typing other than to say this: How many violent acts against women must occur, in how many different places before we, as [...]
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In Egypt, entrepreneurship isn’t all business

In Egypt, the all-entrepreneurship, all-the-time Kauffman Foundation’s Dane Stangler and Bob Litan say, revitalization in the post-Mubarak era “can start by making it easier to start and operate a business.”  Yes.  This is why I love those Kansas City guys.  In Egypt, give ‘em entrepreneurship.  I’d go two steps further: 1) @lajump, aka Leslie, rightly [...]
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In Egypt, give ‘em entrepreneurship

In the frenzy to understand, analyze and predict the historic events unfolding in Egypt, many rightly have focused on the Egyptian economy.  Here are some interesting data points: A year ago, Egypt’s government released figures on the country’s poverty.  It showed that it had reached 23.4 percent, “up from 20 percent the previous year.” In [...]
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Entrepreneurial Lessons from an Egyptian (who inspired Bob Dylan)

Since I was in Cairo this past week, the only thing that caught my eye was Egyptian entertainer Umm Kulthum. Umm is hailed as the Arab World’s – not just Egypt’s – greatest singer.  She sells nearly a million records every year.  On the first Thursday of every month, Radio Cairo plays her songs.  Not [...]
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It’s the investors, stupid

Entrepreneurship is hot in the Middle East.  And that was long before President Obama announced last June in Cairo that he would host a summit on entrepreneurship, which will take place April 26-27, 2010 in Washington DC. Arabs are abuzz about getting their ideas for new businesses off the ground. Habib Haddad, founder of Yamli [...]
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