Saed Karzoun: A Palestinian Preaches Positive Thinking To A Tough Crowd: His Own People

Palestinian Saed Karzoun, 31, is a motivational speaker who preaches positive thinking in the West Bank. He acknowledges it’s a hard sell, with many Palestinians saying they are depressed about the present and pessimistic about the future.

Daniel Estrin/NPR

Saed Karzoun read self-help books like Think and Grow Rich. He carefully studied the YouTube videos of motivational speakers like Les Brown.

All of it helped Karzoun style himself as a motivational speaker hoping to inspire his fellow Palestinians.

There isn’t much optimism in the Palestinian territories these days. Unemployment is high. Morale is low. The peace process is frozen. Foreign aid to the Palestinians has dropped drastically in recent years. An independent Palestinian state is nowhere on the horizon. Read more:

 

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About saedkarzoun

Saed Karzoun is a journalist, entrepreneur and motivational speaker, founder, and CEO of Taghyeer for Social Media. In May 2016, Saed was awarded the $50k King Abdullah II Award for Youth Innovation and Achievement (KAAYIA) for the Arab countries. In October 2015 Saed was awarded the ASHOKA" Prize; the world’s largest entrepreneurship prize. In 2015, he published his first Book “30 Secret Numbers”. In April 2015, he was chosen as a 2015 Internet Freedom Fellow under the auspices of the United States Mission to the United Nations in Geneva. In December 2014, Saed won the German Transparency International prize, Social Entrepreneurs Initiative Global 2014. “Taghyeer “ is a non-profit company working on developing social media usage in Palestine and making a change in society on issues revolving around women and youth such as: YouKnow: freedom of the Internet, BlogBus – We blog to Develop, Mappingher – Tech for Women. Education: MA International Relations and Affairs/Diplomacy – Birzeit University. 2015 - Present BA Journalism and Media, with a major in radio and a minor in TV. 2003 - 2007 Birzeit University, Palestine. - Email: Karzoun.saed@gmail.com - LinkedIn: https://goo.gl/t6m5rf - Twitter: https://twitter.com/Saedkarzoun - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/saed.karzoun - Blog: https://saedkarzoun.wordpress.com/ - Mobile: 00972- 599 – 370 – 687 - The Book: Amazon – Kindle Edition: http://amzn.com/B01BUD93OO Create Space - Paperback: https://www.createspace.com/6083781

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