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Weekly Wisdom

Asymmetric Outcomes—Weekly Wisdom

Also, the burden of shame, the joy of leisure, Uber’s terrible unit economics, and thoughts on Utilitarianism.

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Weekly Wisdom

We Should Be Heroes—Weekly Wisdom 3rd August, 2021

Also, the new brain drain, the joy of being simple and the bullshit peddlers in complex system.

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Notes

Notes on “Increasing Pakistan’s Exports”

Notes on Last Week’s episode of the podcast Pakistanomy. They are as is, so bare with the typoes

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30 Days of Blog

How Apple will make money from services[30 days of blog 20]

This post is part of my 30 blogs in 30 days series. More details here. Apple will make money the only way it knows how; by exploiting its monopoly position. It will be couched in high-minded pretense of privacy, but it will be dirty. Competing Apple does not like competing. Competition is a fools game, […]

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30 Days of Blog

iMessage is not service, it’s a feature[30 days of Blog 19]

This post is part of my 30 blogs in 30 days series. More details here. The title is a bit of a clickbait. iMessage is an extensive, large scale messaging app with supposedly 1.3B active users. On a technical level, it is a ‘service’. However Apple’s business case for building this service and just giving […]

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The Coming Digital Bazaar Revolution[30 Days of Blog 17]

This post is part of my 30 blogs in 30 days series. More details here. A fashion catalog from 1890s The digital mail-order catalog interface of ecommerce will be relegated to the minor league. Most of the world’s consumers will shop with the Digital Bazaar model. This statement might seem strange in the face of giants […]

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Technological Debt and the Pakistani Restaurant Industry[30 days of blog 15]

This post is part of my 30 blogs in 30 days series. More details here. The future is grim for restaurants everywhere. David Chang, world famous chef and restauranteur, claims that the restaurant industry will not survive this pandemic. All around the world, restaurants are cutting staff trimming menus, focusing more on delivery and takeout, […]

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Business Basics: Free Cash Flow[30 days of blog 12]

This post is part of my 30 blogs in 30 days series. More details here. Free Cash Flow(FCF) is an accounting term, with the formula “Cash Flow — Capital Expenditure”. In layman’s terms, Free Cash Flow at any given period is all the cash you have left over after you have paid all your current dues. For […]

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An Example of Technological Debt from my daily life[30 Days of Blog 11]

This post is part of my 30 blogs in 30 days series. More details here. I came face-to-face with the problem of Pakistan’s technological debt, just a few days ago when I went to a petrol pump to fill my car up. I asked the attendant if the POS machine was working any said yes […]

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Business Basics: Network Effects[30 days of blog 10]

This post is part of my 30 blogs in 30 days series. More details here. Network Effects are a powerful way to create a competitive advantage and scale your business really fast and make your business unstoppable. Businesses that leverage theses can scale exponentially with each customer gained. I am shocked everyday to see how […]