Editor’s Note: The power of humility

At the highest level of the corporate world, humility is not a virtue recognised as valuable by most. This is unsurprising given the level...

Editor’s Note: The dangers of misinformation

It used to be that companies would hire public relations firms to manage their image in the media by trying to put the best...

Editor’s Note: The evolution of Pakistani business education

Pakistanis, particularly graduates of the Institute of Business Administration (IBA) in Karachi, are fond of pointing out that IBA was the first business school...

Editor’s Note: A culture of accountability

Business journalism in Pakistan has historically been a loser beat, and in most news organisations, it still is. And come to think of it,...

Seth-ification ahoy!

Received wisdom told us that, given enough time, sophistication and exposure to best modern practices, family-run firms would transform into professionally run companies, with...

Editor’s Note: The great chasm

The median age of Pakistan is less than 24 years. Ours is one of the youngest countries in the world, and one governed by...

Time is of the essence

  Rivers of gold. That's what media mogul Rupert Murdoch once said about the classifieds section in newspapers. Now, though I am definitely no Pakistani Murdoch,...

“Look Ma, no profits!”

Farooq Tirmizi, our contributing editor isn’t too confident about the viability of Daraz.pk, as is plain to see in his write-up on page 22. And...

Editor’s Note: The adult in the room?

If campaigns are conducted in poetry, and governing in prose, it appears that the Imran Khan Administration – at least insofar as Finance Minister...

Editor’s Note: The clear (lack of) strategy

By now, it is abundantly clear that the Imran Khan Administration has no clear strategy for reviving the economy, let along introducing the badly...

Editor’s Note: Why data journalism is struggling in Pakistan

This week, Profit will include two, seemingly contradictory ideas. We are replacing our “News Briefings” section with a “News in Numbers” section, where we...

Editor’s Note: Outsourcing: What is it good for?

If there is one theme that dominates this issue of Profit, it is unquestionably outsourcing. Our cover story explores Pakistan’s miniscule business process outsourcing...

Editor’s Note: ‘He’s a pleasure to work with’

In our edition dated June 10, 2018, Profit did an evaluation of the respective economic agendas of the Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) and the Pakistan...

Editor’s Note: Time to test the energy policy

Long before he ever became finance minister, Asad Umar had begun formulating what would eventually become the energy policy of the Imran Khan Administration....

Editor’s Note: Fuel price populism

There is absolutely no subject over which the Pakistani media collectively loses its mind over more than fuel prices. No matter how miniscule the...

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