Radical Views on Universities

Photo by Stanley Morales from Pexels Universities don’t train people for the real world They are good for singalling Early universities had guard towers to keep people inside Anyone can learn anything, its the desire to learn thats missing Prospects for a lot of degrees are bad, and…

“What if the FAANG enter your industry?”

originally published on Sentiance blog on January 16, 2020 When I was pitching my startup to investors, a common question was, “what if the FAANG (Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, Google) enter your industry?”. Such questions were often asked by rookie venture capitalists, but we diligently pleaded why ours was an…

The Ideal Product Maker

The most difficult role from my perspective is that of a product manager(maker), and here is my experience on hiring the ideal product makers. In my experience, the best product makers are 10x smarter, faster & articulate than the average, are typically experienced in small teams/companies where they…

OPEN Toronto Event

I had the pleasure to speak at a panel about entrepreneurship this past weekend, and here are some notes. The event was held by OPEN (Organization of Pakistani Entrepreneurs of North America) and IAAC (IBA Alumni Committe) The main speaker at the Event was Raghib Hussain, who founded Cavium, which…

Uber and my thoughts

TL:DR Uber will IPO and I will buy some stock once all the profit taking is done. This is not investment advice, and my personal view. It does not reflect the opinion of any company I may be affiliated with in the past or present. Uber’s S1…

Uncool Publishing Platforms

I started a Ghost blog just over two years ago, and before that I have tried nearly every platform to write content over the past many years I like to write, so need to have some outlet. I now want to write more and admin less Treat your desire to…

money // pre & post

those who dont have it think its the ultimate end those who do have it think it doesnt matter its the journey that matters, enjoying the ride & stops along the way appears the wisdom…

how to spot a bad deal

with risk asymmetry. in any deal, if one party is getting all the benefit and the other party is taking all the risk its a bad idea. Happens to all of us, all of the time. Here is what I’ve learned on whats needed in such situations How…