Haseeb Awan 

Microsoft just announced to acquire LinkedIn for $26 Billion which is almost 50% higher than the public market valuation. For the sake of comparison, Google purchased YouTube for $1.65 billion 10 years ago. Facebook paid $715 million for Instagram in 2012 and $19 billion for WhatsApp two years ago. This new deal between Microsoft…(Read More)

In old times Kings had strange requests and they had advisors whose jobs was to fulfill them. Failure to do so results in punishments that varied from imprisonment, demotion or in severe case even death penalties. Once upon a time a king made another request. He said tell me something that changes my mood by…(Read More)

Time is the most limited commodity that any successful person have & time management is one of the most sought after skill for majority of us. Urgent & Important are the two major parameters used in prioritizing where to focus our resources on. Eisenhower matrix is ever-green cheat sheet for any one looking to help…(Read More)

Yesterday, FOMC announced that they are not making any changes to the interest rate. Later last year, they made an upward move after almost a decade. They also changed their stance on frequency of changing the interest rate. Earlier they indicated that they would change interest rate 4 times in 2016, but it was not…(Read More)

I recently had an honor to meet Mike Janke ( Co-founder & Chairman Silent Circle – Encrypted Communication Firm), which prompted me to write over this issue. From Wikileaks to recent open letter by Apple in response to request for a backdoor in iOS , there are arguments on both sides on privacy and surveillance…(Read More)

Whenever we borrow any amount, we expect to pay an interest on top of the principal amount. Recently it was increase after almost a decade however buzz word of negative interest rate have started to circulate in financial world. It’s not a new concept and currently exist in multiple EU countries. “Consider it as…(Read More)

I was in Cayman Island recently and was fascinated by how developed it is. Sharing some of the interesting facts here 1 – Cayman has its own currency; the Cayman Island Dollar (CI$). This is tied to the U.S. dollar and does not fluctuate from it. The cash exchange rate is CI$1.00 = US…(Read More)

The financial services industry is a cutthroat market with razor-thin margins, making it one of the toughest industries in which to generate profit. Yet, for Fintech startups, it is one of the least chartered, most lucrative sectors. Accenture recently reported that fintech investments grew 201 percent in 2014 compared to the previous year. As…(Read More)

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