There’s no pre-defined success story, recipe or formula to follow in any business, and definitely not in ecommerce. The playing field is as wide as your imagination and you can be either successful, survive or die out. But that’s really up to how you have planned out your business… yes, you need to plan – going with the flow isn’t for startups.
Businesses go where people go, and right now it’s online, mobile and eventually on wearables. Globally a large population shops on the go, and increasingly look for ways to know more before they spend, and how quickly they can be delivered, at the most acceptable price. But more importantly, it’s an experience that sets your business and the rest apart.
Hence the subject of my talk recent at The Nest I/O, a technology incubation house in Karachi, Pakistan. I was invited to speak to them given my experience and understanding of ecommerce, and surprisingly most of the incubated businesses at the venue are developing ecommerce related products. Continue reading “The Promise of Ecommerce in Pakistan”
This has to be one of my favourite songs lately, it’s from a Pakistani TV series called “Digest Writer”, produced by Hum TV.
Here are the lyrics, and I’ve tried my hand at translating it as well. Continue reading “Rabba, mere haal da mehram tuun”
I honestly hate auto-playing videos on Facebook, and I’m sure many of you do too. With the most recent update of Google Chrome, it’s more messed up, so now you get stutters on every auto-playing video. Here’s a quick tip on how to stop this annoyance. Continue reading “Annoying auto-play videos”
I’ve come across a number of people who come to the UAE for job hunting… usually it is their first time round and they expect too much, or perhaps they are desperate and want to get in somewhere.
One thing is for sure, the market currently does have the capacity to take in more people but it doesn’t stay the same all the time. It’s always useful to stay aware of what’s going on and to understand if you are what the market is looking for. Continue reading “Job Hunting through Marketing Tactics”
Yesterday my father and I were visiting Al Ghail, a freezone industrial area of Dhaid City. This is an industrial freezone at the start of Ras Al Khaimah. Needed some product samples so we traveled across these cities. Apparently the directions weren’t clear enough, and despite calling the person multiple times, till the end we didn’t get a clear landmark we could refer to. Continue reading “Help comes from unexpected places”
I’ve been saying this for quite some time but over the years the realization has been far stronger than ever. Especially since I moved out of the country, and when I return I cannot help but feel it all around me, making me feel that I’m doing something wrong if I’m not taking a shortcut. Continue reading “Let’s Take A Shortcut”