Pakistan’s Basic Billionaires

How the wealthy elite in Pakistan remains unimaginative with their use of capital, and why that is holding the nation back

Daronomics and its aftershocks

A familiar mess that the PTI has inherited

Daraz.pk : Let it live or let it die?

Rumour has it that Alibaba wants to buy Daraz.pk from Rocket Internet for $150 million (approx Rs 1500 crores). If the transaction...

Why Fauji Meat is the smartest decision made by the Fauji group in decades

The worst way to think about a profitable investment strategy – whether it be as an individual investor or as a CEO...

The State Bank’s silent payments revolution

How the SBP's latest circular could have far-reaching consequences for the state of digital Pakistan

Kill transactions, kill economic growth

Shopping malls are empty, consumer businesses are reporting losses in double digits, people are losing jobs while new ones are not available,...

Coping with the ‘overvalued’ exchange rate dilemma

Exchange rate management is considered as one of the most critical aspects of economic policymaking, particularly in countries that are vulnerable to...

Taken for a ride: Uber’s free ride wasn’t free after all

It was 9:07 pm and my thoughts raced like a tangled mess, loops of thread getting stuck at adjacent knots and reversing...

What Shanghai Electric is inheriting from Abraaj

The problem with buying a monopoly is that you never really think about the competition until it is too late. Shanghai Electric’s...

The Return of the Stay at Home Mom!

  While all the other little girls played with Barbies and doll houses, this peculiar one dreamt of the stars and the galaxy...

Why most board rooms at Pakistan Inc. are nothing more than a hoax

In my career in the corporate sector and now as a strategy consultant I have often seen corporate boards of listed companies...

The Bitcoin Craze: Should you jump in?

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past 3 years, chances are you must have been acquainted with the recent...

“No, I don’t see myself in your seat in 5 years time”

Growing up in the 70s, whenever we were asked what we would like to do as an adult, the very obvious response...

200 million people and zero unicorns

A successful Pakistani Silicon Valley entrepreneur opens up about building the next great startup in Pakistan

Islamabad blues: why capital calling is bad business

Has anyone ever taken the 7 am PIA flight from Karachi to Islamabad? If you have, you would see a line of...