Tag Archives: Fadi Ghandour

It’s the markets, stupid

The take-away from day two of CGI is that development has moved on from the question of whether it’s okay to profit from the poor.  Today’s CGI nugget: embrace the market. That’s where the opportunity, as Bono has declared, to “Make Poverty History” lies. Or, to put it in Clintonian terms: It’s the markets, stupid. Read [...]
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Goldman Sachs 0, White House 1

Day two at the Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship.  Here’s what I wrote for Portfolio.com about one of the themes that came out of the day’s discussion: government v. business. And while poor Lloyd Blankfein slugged it out with Carl “I don’t trust you” Levin, the 250 plus Muslim entrepreneurs, investors and business leaders gathered for [...]
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There’s no such thing as a “Muslim” entrepreneur

From ash clouds to Foggy Bottom. This week I’m hanging out in our nation’s capital, attending the Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship.  You can read my thoughts and impressions on www.portfolio.com. Here’s my first one, talking about how surprised I am that the conference isn’t “business as usual.”
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