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From Caliphate to Consulting

How globalization saved a young Iraqi girl from religious fundamentalism

I was going to call this “From Mosul to McKinsey,” but Rana Mallah (X, Substack) suggested this title instead. I replied that no wonder she works in consulting, since that’s pretty good!

ISIS in Mosul, June 2014.

Rana and I met at Manifest a few weeks ago and I was deeply impressed with her story. She was born in 1997 in Iraq, which was probably the most…

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