Console Wars: The battle between Sega and Nintendo for American console market. I grew up playing games like Westwood’s Command and Conquer and Blizzard’s Warcraft: Reign of Chaos. These games went through their highs and lows eventually paving the way for other game studios to

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Impact of taxes and fees on retirement savings and spending Let’s begin with a simple question. When it comes to managing money, how much impact do small mistakes or decisions make? Minor oversights like fund management fees or taxes? After all how much difference do

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The Sentient Machine – By Amir Husain Amir Husain and I have never met. We have known each other for a while, cross posted blogs, exchanged emails, wishes, greetings and condolences,. Last night I finally picked up my copy of The Sentient Machine, Amir’s treatise on AI

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How much venture capital did Pakistani startups raise in 2017? A good friend asked this question yesterday. What was the size of the technology venture capital investing market in Pakistan in 2017. How much venture capital funding Pakistani startups raised in 2017? Especially from local

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How much venture capital did Pakistani startups raise in 2017? A good friend asked this question yesterday. What was the size of the technology venture capital investing market in Pakistan in 2017. How much venture capital funding Pakistani startups raised in 2017? Especially from local

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Pakistan middle class estimation challenge circa 2017. If you are in a rush and need a number for Pakistan middle class estimation, just use the following figures and graph.  Please feel free to use, cite or quote. Middle class definition is households consuming more than

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Pakistan Sukkuk bonds priced at 5.625%, 6.875% for 5/10 year maturity. Pakistan Dual Trancher On Wednesday, Nov 29th, Pakistan (B3/B) successfully priced a US$2.5bn dual tranche Sukkuk bond offering comprised of: US$1bn 5.625% 5yr Sukuk Notes maturing on 12/5/2022 priced at par US$1.5bn 6.875% 10yr Notes maturing

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Putting the ecosystem on the map. 021Disrupt How one conference this year changed the tone of the conversation around the tech ecosystem in Pakistan. Tariq Ellahi and Tausif Ahmed flew in on separate flights to Karachi on November, 3rd, 2017.  Their motivation for visiting the

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The case for optimal portfolio alpha. We revisit the optimal portfolio allocation challenge. Is there a viable alternate approach that can make money with both portfolio alpha estimation and portfolio alpha allocation? In our previous post on portfolio alpha cyclicality and stability we introduced two

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Circles of light One sweltering summer we invited our partners in Thailand for a round of meetings in Karachi. The year was 2006 and the city was mostly dug up as newly found money for development made way for flyovers, underpasses, road extensions and traffic

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