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Working Hard for the Money

Working Hard for the Money

Pakistan’s freelance programmers already account for $850 million of the country’s software exports. Is the underground gig economy poised for take-off? By Hafsa Shorish TALENT, reliability and low cost is highly sought and prized in staff. There is no such thing as …Continue reading

Changing Pakistan One Idea at a Time

With its startup industry booming, Pakistan is the right place for entrepreneurs to invest in technology. By Ahmed Khan THE tall claim that Pakistan ‘has a lot of talent’ has echoed across its short history. It has been coupled with even taller …Continue reading

Investing in SMART IDEAS

Naeem Zamindar is the country director of Acumen, a nonprofit. He is actively involved in the development of entrepreneurship as the current president of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) in Lahore and is on the advisory council of the IBA School of Entrepreneurship, …Continue reading

How Technology Is Destroying Jobs

Given his calm and reasoned academic demeanor, it is easy to miss just how provocative Erik Brynjolfsson’s contention really is. ­Brynjolfsson, a professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management, and his collaborator and coauthor Andrew McAfee have been arguing for the …Continue reading