Open Banking…To Keep Our Banks Open

30. December 2019 Uncategorized 0
Open Banking…To Keep Our Banks Open
As Canada continues its march into the Digital Economy, technology is quickly becoming the great equalizer. Firms are digitizing their processes, as well as the ways they reach and interact with customers. Digitization has given rise to an abundance of data, and in today’s world, this data has enormous value. Companies are now measured by [....]

A Bitcoin for Your Thoughts?

04. December 2017 Investing 1
A Bitcoin for Your Thoughts?
Earlier this year, the economist Richard Thaler was recognized by the Nobel Committee for his contributions to behavioral economics. Mr. Thaler’s work challenges the very notion that individuals are ‘rational’ actors looking to maximise their utility, a cornerstone in the fundamentals underlying the study of economics. 18 years ago, Fed Chair Alan Greenspan coined the [....]

From the archives…

05. October 2017 Personal 3
From the archives…
Thank you to my uncle Hani who unearthed this beautiful gem of a photo. Setting: My hometown of Amman in Jordan. Period: Specifically, this is a photo of the 1st Circle in Amman, one of the busiest areas of the capital. The photograph was likely captured sometime in the late 70’s to early ’80s. Why [....]

Andrew Left is Far From Right

04. October 2017 Uncategorized 0
Andrew Left is Far From Right
I really hate commenting on market speculation but Andrew Left’s attack on Shopify today was self-righteous, malicious and misguided on so many fronts. Shopify dropped like a rock on the basis of a short report issued by his firm, Citron Research. The company’s track record is shoddy at best, and their arguments are designed to [....]

Thinking Out Loud

14. November 2015 Uncategorized 2
Thinking Out Loud
Heartbroken, hurt, horrified and helpless. These are just some of the adjectives that I could use to describe how I felt when I turned on the TV later this afternoon. I’m sure the same applies to all of you. Today it was Paris. Yesterday it was the Paris of the Middle East, Beirut. Every day, [....]