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"It's said you're supposed to buy when blood is running in the streets. Marshall has put the theory into practice. This book is a great front line view of what's really going on in the most important country in the Muslim world."
-Doug Casey, author of New York Times #1 bestseller Crisis Investing
"Marshall Stocker reveals what headlines and sound bites do not, a captivating account of a Westerner's life in the Middle East. Readers will cheer, laugh, and wince as Marshall learns to navigate through all levels of Arab society, from street vendor to government leader. Don't Stand Under a Tree When It Rains is essential reading for any anyone aspiring to an accurate understanding of doing business in the Middle East."
-David M. Beasley, Governor of South Carolina, 1995-1999
"Endlessly entertaining and incredibly informative, Don't Stand Under a Tree When It Rains offers a front-row seat to the cataclysmic political, economic, and social upheaval in Egypt and is truly a must-read for anyone seeking genuine understanding of a changing Egypt. Stocker offers in-depth analysis and profound insight into this critically important country at a critically important moment in its history, all in the context of his fascinating story of daily life and the extraordinary characters of Egypt."
-Aaron DeLong, former Economic Officer, U.S. Embassy Cairo, Egypt
Marshall L. Stocker is an American adventure capitalist. He has shared his research and experiences with a range of audiences, from readers of the New York Times to Iranian and Yemeni policy leaders. After managing emerging and frontier market investments from New York and Boston, he moved to Cairo, Egypt. There he led the first foreign direct investment group organized to redevelop urban real estate. Stocker earned both a B.S. in engineering and a MBA from Cornell University, where he was awarded the Park Leadership Fellowship. He is also a graduate of Culver Military Academy. After living through the Egyptian uprising, Mr. Stocker currently works as a global macro equity strategist and portfolio manager in Boston.
This book was perfect for me on several levels. The business and political insight about Egypt is useful because I am involved in "developing country" investments. Read morePublished 14 months ago by John
An amazing book that offers an insightful view into a culture that is remarkably different from the United States. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Jeffrey Natividad
Brilliant novel from an adventurous investor cum polo player with a mission: revolutionizing the Egyptian rent-controlled real estate market. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Karel
Marshall intertwines economic analysis and compelling personal narrative. His central thesis, highlighting the difficulties getting business done in contemporary Cairo, rings more... Read morePublished 22 months ago by John K B Harris