By Jihad El Eit, an EO U.A.E. member, and founder and CEO of Man’oushe Street
It’s amazing what can happen when you dive headfirst into an industry you know very little about. In 2008, I acquired i2 Pakistan, a struggling telecom handset distributor. I was ready to make a mark on the business world, even though several friends and family members thought I was crazy for taking such an enormous risk. After all, I was a Lebanese-Argentinean national with little business management experience, let alone a telecom handset distributorship in South Asia. But in pure entrepreneurial fashion, I trudged forward and set my sights on success.