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< , MAY 2018, ISSUE NO. 232 >
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Future Fantastic
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Casting and Recasting
Entering a family business is often a choice the second or third generation does grudgingly. Grace and Angela Karaguezian both entered their father’s jewelry business, Kirk Kara. “The Karaguezian retail store was in the central shopping district in downtown Beirut, called the Jewelry Market or ‘Souk el Sayaghien,’” says Angela Karaguezian, who left a career in television production to handle the marketing communications and public relations of the business as well as developing marketing and advertising campaigns.
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Building Snowmen
Lee Siegelson, 39, likens his experience taking over the family business, Siegelson, to making a snowman out of a snowball rolled by his father. It is an apt metaphor, but heading the family business was not a position that the younger Siegelson wanted to take on.
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Future Fantastic
People constantly try to predict the future, some even making their careers out of selling their perceived abilities. Others are more than willing to pay a fortune in an attempt to foresee the future.
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