STARTUP RISING by Christopher M. Schroeder

September 3, 2013

Christopher M. Schroeder spoke about his book, Startup Rising: The Entrepreneurial Revolution Remaking the Middle East, at Politics & Prose on Tuesday, September 03, 2013.

Despite the world's elation at the Arab Spring, shockingly little has changed politically in the Middle East; even frontliners Egypt and Tunisia continue to suffer repression, fixed elections, and bombings, while Syria descends into civil war. But in the midst of it all, a quieter revolution has begun to emerge, one that might ultimately do more to change the face of the region: entrepreneurship.

As a seasoned angel investor in emerging markets, Christopher M. Schroeder was curious but skeptical about the future of investing in the Arab world. Travelling to Dubai, Cairo, Amman, Beirut, Istanbul, and even Damascus, he saw thousands of talented, successful, and intrepid entrepreneurs, all willing to face cultural, legal, and societal impediments inherent to their worlds. Equally important, he saw major private equity firms, venture capitalists, and tech companies like Google, Intel, Cisco, Yahoo, LinkedIn, and PayPal making significant bets, despite the uncertainty in the region.

Here, he marries his own observations with the predictions of these tech giants to offer a surprising and timely look at the second stealth revolution in the Middle East—one that promises to reinvent it as a center of innovation and progress.

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By Christopher M. Schroeder, Marc Andreessen (Foreword by), Marc Andreessen (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9781137279446
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - November 4th, 2014

TURNAROUND by Peter Blair Henry

March 14, 2013

Peter Blair Henry spoke about his book, Turnaround: Third World Lessons for First World Growth, at Politics & Prose on Thursday, March 14, 2013.

The developed world has had plenty of advice for developing nations. But now, as China, Mexico, and several South American countries are on the road to prosperity, first-world economies are still reeling from the financial crisis. Henry, a distinguished economist and Dean of NYU’s Stern Business School, shows how the U.S. can adopt for itself some of the lessons we’ve taught others.

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ISBN: 9780465031894
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Basic Books - March 12th, 2013