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The Entrepreneurial Revolution Remaking the Middle East

Friday, August 16, 2013

In the midst of the political turmoil in the Middle East, Christopher Schroeder, a seasoned investor in emerging markets, says that there’s a quieter revolution emerging—one that promises to reinvent it as a center of innovation and progress. He describes the entrepreneurial trends in Dubai, Cairo, Amman, Beirut, Istanbul, and even Damascus, and the major private equity firms, venture capitalists, and tech companies like Google, Intel, Cisco, and Yahoo that are supporting it. He's the author of Startup Rising: The Entrepreneurial Revolution Remaking the Middle East.

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Comments [2]

It is time to thoroughly examine, discuss and challenge the prevailing assumption (reflexive and doctrinaire in its nature) that any all technological (and, especially /digital/) advance is, /a priori/, positive and beneficial-- on the whole-- for humanity. This has been considered somehow /axiomatic/ for as long as I can recall.

Aug. 16 2013 12:28 PM

How "promising" is the "revolution" of "innovation and progress" that the author speaks-of, with regard to economic, labor and environmental justice?

http://www.globallabourrights.org/

Aug. 16 2013 12:19 PM

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