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...

Editor’s Note: The cost of borrowing

In his first speech to his fellow citizens as the Prime Minister-elect of Pakistan, Imran Khan stated his desire to have Pakistan...

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...

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...

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...

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...

“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...

Taking the wrong kind of credit for the right kind of policy

Over the past few months, the signs have been unmistakable: Pakistan’s current account has stabilised, with a small surplus in October 2019...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

Are the banks being lazy? …or – plot twist – being responsible?

Lending to the government is not banking, Allied Bank Limited Chairman, Naeem Mukhtar told me over food at a family wedding in...

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...

The economic cost of period-shaming

Let us talk about periods. No, not the punctuation mark. The one related to women’s menstrual cycles. The one that men –...