Murky Thoughts From the Middle East
It is almost impossible for me to ignore how fortunate I am. Just yesterday, I was judging startup pitches in Istanbul, and now I am in Tel Aviv, and then on to Amman and Dubsi. Another magical GeeksonaPlane exploration.
.In Istanbul, I met three young Turkish men who work for a university-backed accelerator and will visit Arizona in January. And this morning I was visited by a young woman, the sister of a Thunderbird student whose pitch I had judged five years ago, who is working for a VC thinking of opening an office in Turkey. My life is exciting and full, with new people joining old friends in it every day. It has been illuminated by the retina displays of an amazing array of technology devices, none of which existed when I was born, or even when I was forty. I have traveled the world, on my own steam.
For this reason, every time I am in a Muslim country and I see a woman in a
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