You can’t change your career by age 30 or 40?
You can get married late in life?You shouldn’t do some thing new, do only what you know? Play it safe

Who comes up with this baloney?

What happens in society is people getting clouded by NOISE.The noise of other peoples expectation
Especially family, friends and others closest to you. Whilst they can be the solution, some times they are part of the problem.

As my dear friend @raza_matin says, “the perceived safety net of 'familia' is the real weakness, what we think is resilience, really is a crutch”
Don’t fall for the trap of Doctor, Lawyer or Failure as career choices that families and generational middle class insecurities have brought to bear . You have many options, most of which you don’t even know today. Just know when to cut the noise out and focus on the signals.
Drop out of the rules. Do some thing different.Don’t let expectations box u into a prescriptive path,stop over indexing on what you want to be vs who you want to be. Carriers, jobs, aren't a defined set of finite options.Stop trying to tick those boxes to get 2 some eternal goal
Dont follow other peoples passions. Invest in your own. Find the experts the mentors the leaders and learn from them. Camp outside of their house, get their time. Learn. Unlearn if you are older.There is nothing stopping you from starting today.Age is a number that doesn't matter
Don't focus on a big business, focus on a big problem. Find some thing that you would continue to do long after the money ran out(hopefully it doesn’t).You’r resume tells people where u have been, it doesn’t tell any one the price you are willing to pay to become some one new.
Be ready to pay the price without it,there is no dividend. So invest in experiences, in learning in being mentored so when someone offers you that interview you don’t use history as a crutch.@rebootdude @jehan_ara @TalhaIzhar @YusufJan @ShahidM99 @FaizaYousuf @TheNestiO @id92_pk

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Even if the members of AIC are grandstanding. It should be cause for concern.We need some one on our end with the wherewithal to be engaging with these guys. All of them banded together to protect their interest as should our govt. But 1st know what it is.
Digital economy domestically dis proportionately runs on Google(Search/Cloud/Mail/YT/Maps/Android), Amazon(AWS), FB(whatsapp/insta), Cloudflare. Imagine a world where these services go dark? Do we have local/regional players who step in? Whats the short/long term impact?
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A country for old men. We have a serious disincentive as a nation for young people because those who are in government/responsible for economic growth have not been young in the last 4/5 decades. This is not an ageist tweet, trust me. Tough to legislate outside of ur demographic.
Let me illustrate. What are the wins this govt is touting. 1) Package for real estate development 2)Incentives for textiles 3)Amnesties for Tax evaders 4)Healthcare cards 5) Privatization limbo for money bleeding state companies. 6)CPEC related projects
So how many 20 yr Olds do you know that are in real estate. Or can get into it. It's what I call a 'Mafia Sport'.Similarly how many post college grads are in the textile biz? When was the last time a fashion design institute kid launched a line that became a global runway darling
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Since shipping cooked food is more expensive & highly regulated. Best to go across town and convince the top 20 food groups that can be productized to sell you/license you a spice blend. Why should there only be Shan+National mixes, why not go to the source and have them produce
Granted some cooking will be required when you receive the box, but imagine the value that one can unlock by working with vendors to sell packaged blends of their core products to be shipped world wide/even consumed locally. Do you think Shan+National would do well
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Mentoring vs Whatsapp groups and uncle forwards. Every day within countless groups there are individuals who are consumers and producers of unsound data. From this corp group, to that corporate group to this ceo chat to that industry biradairi all we are doing is wasting time.
But with chaos comes opportunity. The chaos was a race for human kind including our own kinfolk to figure out a way to use the features of whatsapp & justify their station in life. Behold the whatsapp group flex. At best sharing the day's news & at worse vids on cures for corona
To all the @grandpafintech types and generally folks with a storied career or those who genuinely want to help the next generation. U can't do it by competing with 20yr Olds in your 60s. The less you consume the more you can produce. So stop consuming the whatsapp Kool aid.
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When u have a vast majority of folks who have never run any thing successful let alone a biz are the ones running this country.They only understand feudal extraction (rent seeking). It is the same as babu mentality.Targeting those who perceptively have something to give.Or loose
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My first mentor was my professor who told me that if you miss a touch down by an Inch it's not a touch down. Much like if u miss an A by one point. Whilst American football may not be for every one. That lesson ensured that I knew 'almost' is the diff between mediocre & great.
Don't be an almost kind of person. Don't almost get stuff done. Don't almost make it to an event. Be great, go for the touch down in everything u do. If you almost start a company or almost release a product you will almost be a unicorn. Which means nothing. Almost plagues us.
We are a nation of almost. We almost always get democracy and almost also get military rule we almost get good leaders and almost jail the ones that we almost run through the legal system. Almost certain every time that this time things will almost be right. U get the idea?
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