Haseeb Awan 
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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)

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)

Banks are boring & claim to be next generation bank is rarely heard in startup world. Banks were born out of need to store the cash safely.  Banks generally have a very good perception of trust & security among masses which led to position themselves as one-stop shop for anything financial related. Over time…(Read More)

Every week, a new startup is born to grab the 600 Billion remittance market volume . With an average fee of 7% approximately 40 billion dollar are paid in fees and despite dozens of startups trying to reduce it, fees are not coming down as anticipated. Even though we blame the remittance companies for higher fees…(Read More)

Someone asked me a question about my management style. Let me give a disclose that I have not been very good at it and this is the most difficult task that a founder has to encounter. While I am not pro at it, I thought of asking this question from myself for days and came…(Read More)

Everyday, we come across the term “Millenials” or “Generation Y”. Companies/Startups are overusing this term to define their customer base. From just the sound of  it, image    portrayed in mind of a Millenial is a teenager who is snap chatting on his new iPhone with music played on his flashy expensive branded headphones. However…(Read More)

  We have to make trivial decisions on regular basis. Some of those decisions create a deadlock which have impact on other things we do. Everyone advises to go with the instincts and gut feeling but the solutions are so close that it becomes challenging to figure out what do we actually want. As human…(Read More)

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