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2 years ago

Life

You wouldn’t be able to achieve much if you didn’t believe in yourself. That said, it is possible to have too much of a good thing. Some people act stubborn and claim it is due to their “self-confidence.” Incorrect. Stubbornness can easily lead to arrogance. If you want be a critical thinker and stop alienating…

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2 years ago

News

Drones are no more used only as killing machines. They are being used for pizza deliveries, farming, surveys and plenty of other constructive purposes. Fortunately, Pakistan has also started seeing the soft side of drones. In a recent development, Sindh Police has announced that it will deploy drones to track down bandits and robbers in…

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2 years ago

Startup Advice

Funding a startup can be a nightmare. Most entrepreneurs I have talked to in Pakistan talk about the trouble they face finding investors or other funding sources. Let’s be honest, you need money to keep your business running. How much money, and how soon you need it, that is the big question. Entrepreneurs have two…

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2 years ago

Events

Jumpstart Pakistan is an incubator with a unique vision. Rather than finding start-ups and engaging with them for a limited time period, this incubator seeks to develop an ecosystem that sustains a start-up culture by involving CEOs of existing successful businesses in the development of enterprises that are just on the verge of evolving from…

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2 years ago

Startup Advice

When you’re building a product, you want to fill it with features. After all, the more you offer, the more customers you can attract. Right? Wrong. Sort of. You might eventually want to build a product with a 100 features. But starting off with one that aims to do that is not a smart decision. What…

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2 years ago

Business

This week I met Talha Ansari and Ahsan Mateen, the MD’s of Foodpanda, the #1 food ordering portal in the country. I was curious as to how the business operated, its challenges and why, despite the rumors of a cut throat culture, the average employee tenure & loyalty was so high. Here’s the summary of…

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2 years ago

Entrepreneurship

With an outnumbered Emirati population and growing influx of expatriates, Dubai has had to adopt to fresh imports of tastes, traditions and styles. The latest addition at CityWalk last year came with Rice Creamery, an innovative dine in concept inspired by multiple cultures and preferences found worldwide. We sat with the MD of the food…

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2 years ago

How-To Guides

Developers or freelancers who work with U.S clients will often get asked to fill out the W8-BEN form. Since the IRS website can be a bit wordy, here’s an explanation for what the form is, who needs to fill it out, and how you can go about doing that. What is the W-8BEN The Form W8-BEN,…

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2 years ago

Telecom

Value Added Services (VAS) were projected to be one of the unique competitive advantage one telco could have over the other. The service stream was constantly pipelined as a major push factor that could lead to more number portability and higher revenue market shares. The advent of 3G and higher focus on internet usage for…

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