Washington, D.C. seems like the center of the universe right now. The U.S. Government is going through a transformation in its norms and practices. While much of this can be attributed to President Trump’s unique management style, this is also part of a broader strategy to re-think America’s leadership on the world stage. There are numerous examples of the ‘America First’ policy shaping both the domestic and international arenas, however, the one constant in Washington’s ever-changing landscape is the leadership of the business community. Commercial Diplomacy has become more important than ever. As business interests in foreign markets continue,...Continue
“When diplomats get involved, it’s not a good thing.”
That’s what Chris Schroeder, author of Startup Rising: The Entrepreneurial Revolution in the Middle East, had to say about government involvement in entrepreneurship in the region, at an event on Thursday, October 10, 2013, sponsored by 1776, the startup incubator in D.C., and Meridian International Center.