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Omar Samra

Founder/CEO, Wild Guanabana

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The Culture of Risk Taking with a focus on the Middle East

Mankind has always been driven to venture into the unknown, to be the fastest, the strongest, to go to the furthest place, the highest, the coldest etc. What is it that drives us to do so?
The Middle East region has produced some great explorers, pioneers in science, linguistics, medicine and many more but significantly less in recent times. What happened? Why are we not as driven to push the boundaries anymore?
Recently with the new political changes we are beginning to see people taking risks out of being mistreated or having their freedoms taken away. What other reasons are there that drives us humans to dare and push the limits of what's possible?

Topics: Middle East risk
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