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Digital African Woman Launches First Conference In Europe

Africa does not need your donations. Khadijat Abdulkadir has a message for the world. Her message is much different from the African story you’ve probably heard about. The one that is told in the media. The one on the television. The one in the movies. Africa is...

James Altucher: The Most Interesting Man In The World

When you don’t know where to begin, you just begin. I can’t even remember where I first heard the name James Altucher, but I think it was on Tim Ferriss’ podcast. Ah, yes, it was. James was in Thailand and he commented that the beach was a...

Emna Ghariani Bridges Silicon Valley And Tunisia

Emna Ghariani is a true success story. Emna is a young Tunisian woman, who was introduced to the life of adulthood a little too early. She was orphaned twice. Once at age 6, again at age 11. Her uncle was her closest father figure. She was confronted...

When To Say ‘Yes’ To A Job Or Project

He got his girlfriend pregnant. "So, I did the right thing," he told me. "I married her. It’s not easy, but I did the honorable thing." I almost believed that he believed himself. I saw him on the street in New York City one night. He was a...

IAngels Democratizes Israeli High-Tech For Global Investors

Israelis are among the smartest in the entire world. I recently wrote about UpWest Labs, a venture fund in the Silicon Valley that scouts out the best entrepreneurs in Israel, invest in them, and brings them to the Valley. They are smart investors. They spend hundreds of hours...

George Clooney, The Aurora Prize And Hope In Armenia

One time, a man aggressively bumped into my mother in a 7-Eleven. Then I got in his face. I am not a violent person, but seeing someone intentionally push my mom made my blood boil. This moment on one spring night in Florida was the only...