Monday, June 01, 2009

Mentoring Start-Ups, Baghdad Style

One of my favourite friends/clients is over in Baghdad working on fostering local entrepreneurship, all as part of the US's Rebuilding Iraq initiative. Going to meetings in Baghdad presents unique fashion dilemma such as, what suit goes best with body armor?

Next time one of your business advisors/mentors balks about an early morning meeting, show him this picture.

Last thought: Billions are being spent on rebuilding and connecting local businesses in war-torn places like Iraq with the world market. Is there an opportunity for your social media business to grab some of that money and carve out a role?