Winch 5

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  1. "Accelerating" Innovation in Lebanon

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    I have no idea how many innovators there in Lebanon fiddling around in their mountain garages with dreams of dethroning Facebook, Google and Twitter. But I'm sure they can find all the resources they need in Beirut's startup accelerators.Since...

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  2. Archimedes' children and their wager

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    The first steps of my world tour of ICT and innovation helped me realize that geeks, entrepreneurs (social or not) and activists often gather in communal spaces, and that they have multiple things in common.The raison d'être for these...

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  3. Senegal Osiris

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     Did social media influence Senegal's presidential election?Senegal is one of  West Africa's leaders in telecom infrastructure. But, with an internet penetration rate of barely 16%, you have to wonder if online information resources and social...

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  4. Beirut's Innovative Flyers

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    What do you do when you're three young Lebanese convinced that your city's streets are being disfigured by people throwing garbage anywhere they want?Yesterday: protest, complain, get mad, leave.Today: Make a Facebook page. And when you see that...

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  5. JOURNAL – A dinner for two dreams

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    So my daughter suggested that I spend some time on a beach in Mexico to get myself out of the hole she knew I was stuck  in. To which I stupidly replied that I wouldn't survive the relaxation. When we got back to the house, we said goodbye, glowing...

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  6. Journal - Winch5 turns one

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    The Winch5 project was born exactly a year ago, at the end of January 2011. After being away from my family for a few months, I had come back to Berkeley, where my future ex-wife and my daughter, Yara, were.Always generous, her mother had left for...

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