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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

About the Author

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.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 220 pages
  • Publisher: Marshall L. Stocker; 1 edition (June 23, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615832504
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615832500
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #275,133 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Disclaimer: I told Marshall to write this book because whenever we met in Cairo he would have the best stories to tell — deals and characters and crazy currency rumours — and I realised I could not steal them all.
'So write a book,' I told him, 'and then when you've sold a million copies and it has done much better than mine you have to take me out to dinner.'
He agreed.

Marshall trying to do business in Cairo — part 'Our Man in Havana', part Normal Lewis trying to figure out the Mafia in 'Naples '44' — is a tale of unintended hilarity shot through with insight and macro economics. It reminds us who keep trying to do journalism, that the best stories are the ones which you inhabit, or which simply happen to you, not the ones you interview. This is not a nose-pressed-against-the-glass account of the Arab Spring, but an inside account of an American trying to business in the middle of a revolution.
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Written just before, during, and after the Arab Spring, this book takes you on an exciting, albeit bumpy, ride through Egypt. Having kept up with the news headlines, I thought I had a grasp of current events in Egypt. But, reading this sheds much needed light on what truly is a strange and fascinating culture. I laughed out loud in some parts. And cringed in others. If you rather read about tear gas in Tahrir than experience it first hand, this book will serve you well.
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Reading Marshall Stocker's book is like reading history in the making! With all that has gone on in Egypt the past few years - and continues to go on - you need a solid perspective of the players, the culture and the politics to fully understand what is happening, and Stocker provides that in this book. He sets out to tell the story of his real estate venture and ends up telling a much larger story. Fascinating, full of great insight, and often humorous, this book was a pleasure to read.
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This outstanding, easy-read book is both informative and entertaining. You'll spend three years alongside an American businessman experiencing not only the Egyptian culture and a complex bureaucracy, but also understanding the psyche of a population driven to civil unrest. The years were filled with ethical dilemmas, intrigue, and undaunted perseverance. MUST read. You won't be disappointed.
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If you have any interest in the explosive events of current-day Egypt, this book is a must read. From the very first page, you are swept into a world rarely seen...fascinating, frustrating, fear-inducing, and often funny. Not too long, this book is at once amusing and illuminating. Recommended.
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An amazing book that offers an insightful view into a culture that is remarkably different from the United States. Also offers insight into the difficulties westerners experience trying to launch a business venture.
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