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Friday, 22 April 2016

Ziad K Abdelnour: gnoring China is no more an option

Every day Chinese and American entrepreneurs grow closer: Trade regulations are relaxing, foreign business ownership laws are enforced more reliably, and the Internet has made finding overseas partners cheap and fast.

Yet for every success story, it seems, there are cautionary tales of deals gone awry. Recently, ABC News reported that more than 100 China-based companies have been delisted from American stock exchanges for perpetrating investment scams. Then there are the more common stories of American businesses contracting with Chinese companies, only to get shoddy products or unresponsive partners.

How can you take advantage of lower costs and the prospect of over 1 billion new consumers while minimizing risk?

Here are some of my thoughts given our recent partnership at Blackhawk with one of the most credible investment groups in China … ZMY Financial Group.

Trust and Transparency. Without these 2 key ingredients you cannot accomplish anything of significance in China. Yes it applies the world all over but most particularly in China and other Asian societies where it takes a real long time to achieve trust. The key is to be transparent about it at the outset. Let partners know they’re not alone, and must meet certain standards. Otherwise, unexpectedly introducing new factors later on can damage the relationship for good.

For More: http://ziadabdelnourblackhawk.com/ignoring-china-is-no-more-an-option/

Thank you,

Thursday, 21 April 2016

Ziad K Abdelnour: Republicans Think They’ll Outfox Trump?

As pundits and political prophets focus on deciphering the vagaries of “delegate math” leading into July’s Republican convention in Cleveland—how many delegates do you need, how do you secure them, how do you keep them—stories abound about how the party establishment is plotting to deny Donald Trump the nomination.

“Don’t think outside the box; think like there IS no box.” (Citing Blackhawk Partners CEO Ziad Abdelnour.) If it seems a deal is moving sideways because the prevailing winds of circumstance are not favorable, just create a new narrative, a new reality that now justifies the merits of the deal. Simply put, if Trump follows the GOP establishment’s convention roadmap, he’s very likely in political peril. Do the unexpected by drawing his own map, and Trump can quickly turn certain peril into political prosperity. 

for more: Think They’ll Outfox Trump

Thank you.

Monday, 18 April 2016

Ziad K Abdelnour: Republicans Think They’ll Outfox Trump?

If there’s one thing Trump knows better than just about anybody, it’s how to make a deal. It’s a skill that’ll come in handy in Cleveland. 
 
As pundits and political prophets focus on deciphering the vagaries of “delegate math” leading into July’s Republican Convention in Cleveland—how many delegates do you need, how do you secure them, how do you keep them—stories abound about how the party establishment is plotting to deny Donald Trump the nomination.

The prevailing theory is that the grand poobahs of party discipline will pursue a three-step strategy. First, they’ll use Ted Cruz as their Trojan Horse to ensure Trump falls short of the 1,237 delegates needed on the first ballot. Then they’ll pivot to stop Cruz from emerging on the second and third ballots. And finally, they’ll implant their own choice as the consensus unifier—John Kasich or Marco Rubio or Scott Walker, now that Paul Ryan has demurred.

“Don’t think outside the box; think like there IS no box.” (citing Blackhawk Partners CEO Ziad Abdelnour) If it seems a deal is moving sideways because the prevailing winds of circumstance are not favorable, just create a new narrative, a new reality that now justifies the merits of the deal.

Simply put, if Trump follows the GOP establishment’s convention roadmap, he’s very likely in political peril. Do the unexpected by drawing his own map, and Trump can quickly turn certain peril into political prosperity.

For More: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/04/18/republicans-think-they-ll-outfox-trump-think-again.html

Thank you, 

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Events around the world have an impact on Financial Policy, Investment Strategy

Events around the world have an impact on financial policy, investment strategy, trade and commerce, and each of these has an impact on the others. It is time to do another review of global events and their financial impact. This article contains both analysis and my own editorial opinion. It does not necessarily reflect the opinions of whoever publishes it.

One issue that has attracted a great deal of interest in news reports is the issue of internal and external security threats to Europe. Much of this has to do with the mass immigration of refugees from the tumult in the Middle East, and Islamist Jihadist extremists in their midst. However, in my opinion, the greatest threat at present is the deepening fragmentation within Europe of public opinion camps – and policymaking camps – over policies and policy-making of the European Union.

For More: http://financialpolicycouncil.org/blog/financial-impacts-of-foreign-events

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Start Up Founders into Real Players

I think most start up founders are a bunch of stupid people, inexperienced, arrogant and for the most part terrible at making money.

They have such a high esteem of themselves and their shitty little product that they make me puke. No wonder why most of them never get funded.

My 10 basic tips for all those delusional entrepreneurs if you want to get somewhere in life:

for more: http://ziadabdelnourblackhawk.com/turning-stupid-start-up-founders-into-real-players/

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Join us in New York on May 23rd, Discussion on Emerging Markets

Emerging markets present tremendous opportunity for the right entrepreneurs and companies who know how to source the right partnerships and actively mitigate risk.  Join us for a panel discussion that will explore three primary subjects:

1.  Sourcing: Right relationships; right industries; right level of risk tolerance and controls

2.  Extracting revenue pre-exit: Best structures / business models; reducing liability; working within
     foreign laws and protocols

3.  Exits: Navigating exit challenges; best ways to preserve value in negotiations; to be or not to be
     rolled up, acquired privately, or taken public

Date: Monday, May 23rd, 2016

Time: 6 pm - 7 pm Networking; 7 pm - 8:30 pm Panel Discussion with Q&A

Location: CUNY Graduate Center (Elebash Recital Hall) corner of 34th Street and 5th Avenue
                365 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10016

For More: http://www.financialpolicycouncil.org/events

Thank You

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Vote for Trump 2016

A lot of people have brought up the fact that they won’t vote for Trump if he’s the eventual nominee.

I just want to put something in perspective.

Justice Scalia’s seat is vacant. Ginsberg is 82 years old, Kennedy is 79, Breyer is 77, and Thomas is 67.

Nowadays, the data shows that the average age of a Supreme Court retirement or death occurs after 75.

These are 5 vacancies that will likely come up over the next 4-8 years. The next President will have the power to potentially create a 7-2 Supreme Court skewed in their ideology.

For More: http://ziadabdelnour.net/the-coming-balance-of-power

Thank you,

Monday, 4 April 2016

Ziad K Abdelnour about Economic Policy @ 2016

Global Financial Summit 2016 in the Bahamas - The Atlantis Resort, Ziad K Abdelnour talks about Economic Policy in Global Financial Summit 2016 at Bahamas.









Ziad Abdelnour is a Wall Street Financier, Author, Philanthropist, Activist, Lobbyist, Oil & Gas Trader & President & CEO of Blackhawk Partners.