Weekly Wrap-Up: June 16-20

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This week's hot topics revolved around the sharing economy and collaborative consumption models. Could these models help consumers share limited resources in emerging markets? Let us know what you think.

5 reasons why running a startup is NOT like being a father

Reasons why running a startup is NOT like being a fatherWhile several bloggers have commented on how raising a child is just like launching a startup, our business development lead, Roland Daher, thinks that there are some important differences. In honor of father's day tomorrow, check out his post, 5 reasons why running your startup is NOT like being a father.

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