This “STARTUP” Culture Will Kill Pakistan’s Reputation Soon

Disclaimer :This article appeared in KHALEEJ Magazine in 2017 written by MirMak . Conferences, incubation centers, award ceremonies, university sponsorship, 10.8 billion speakers in Pakistan each claiming to know entrepreneurship better than Steve Jobs, funding seminars with zero VC’s, you name it and it has been going on but 98% of Pakistani startups have only done[...]
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The Pakistani Startup Bubble ?

Today at the event where Salim Ghauriwas speaking and we were all listening to his great journey, a young man during the question answer session asked, Is the Pakistani startup bubble about to burst ? And that sent shivers through my spine, not because of the word bubble but because of the lack of understanding of people[...]
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Forget BitCoin: Why ICO’s Will Outdo IPO’s For Years To Come

An Initial Public Offering or an IPO is the name of the process through which a company lists itself onto an exchange and raises money for itself. By the same token, an Initial Coin Offering or an ICO is the newly coined term for the same process. But the differences are huge. An IPO is[...]
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How To Evaluate An ICO

Almost $4 Billion Dollars were raised through ICOs in 2017 alone. And 2018 started with the biggest bang where in January alone TELEGRAM of Russia raised $895 million within 3 weeks and plans to increase its crowdfunding to $1.7 billion this month. Some of the best ICOs I have come across were Telegram, We Power[...]
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Algorithmic Diplomacy And Artificial Intelligence Based Future Policies.

In this day and age of FB and Big Data, in this day and age of Cambridge Analytic effecting people’s opinions based on their likes and dislikes for political maneuvering. In these times of digital revolution along with Ai predicting the smallest of human drivers’ moves on the roads thus enabling driverless cars. Why can’t[...]
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This Is How Goldman Sachs Could Be Manipulating The Crypto Markets, In My Opinion.

Imagine an investment bank, open for business since 1869, that is 149 years. Managing Trillions of dollars, taking tens of thousands of companies public, having its executives serve as Treasury Secretaries of The United States Of America, have its executives indicted in fraud cases upon fraud cases, insider trading charges brought against and proven, billions[...]
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What Is Wrong With Bitcoin Technically ?

Before anyone jumps up and thinks that I have become a Bitcoin expert, let me put you to rest. I am a student of Blockchain and its revolutionary applications in the financial world. And during this course of learning, and learning with an infatuation to educate myself, from time to time I notice things that[...]
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Is A Digital & Cashless Society Good For The World

Before all of you Technology lovers jump from your chairs and onto me, relax. I am not against a Cashless society where we use less of physical currencies or notes and more of Cashless payments. But as a person of finance, it is but habitual that I look at any new innovation in my field[...]
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Can Apple Become The Next Nokia ?

In my age group, who does not remember Nokia. Our lives were run by those phones. We were in awe of it. Looking back today we may smile at us being in awe but at that time it was an awe that we all would defend with many arguments. None of us, including the Nokia[...]
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