Green&White launches new beta!
When Osama A. Hashmi launched Green&White 5 months ago, people probably thought he was mad (and he is a bit mad actually!)
However, fortunately Osama is one of those positive mad geniuses whom I would stay away from whenever he is in a bad mood ;-), but whose views I generally respect even when he and I are not in agreement about something.
His vision for Green&White was the creation of a virtual place where CEOs, CTOs, Managers, Interns and Students met frequently and discussed challenges faced by the industry.
Why? Well, his contention was that as the Pakistani economy grows and old-school thinking is replaced by cutting edge business practices, new challenges crop up. To face this new set of challenges, he figures that “group thinking” is what is needed – to have constructive discourse to try and come up with viable solutions – in other words ‘to have Coffee Sessions’.
Has he succeeded? Well, I guess that depends entirely on your definition of success or his. I think the authors of Green&White have done a great job in bringing to the fore a number of issues. There have sometimes been very fiery exchanges – bystanders could be forgiven for thinking that this would result in these guys never talking to each other again. But they have come back for a ferocious debate on another subject.
Start-ups, too, have been highlighted. Telcos have been ripped apart as have bank services! 🙂 Sometimes I have been terrified to get in the midst of the exchanges but there has always been something new that Osama or one of the other authors has shared that I personally had not heard of before. It is a good effort and it will only get better if more people actually join the discourse. So why not visit the v.2 Beta release of Green&White? Put on your helmets if you are going to discuss blacklisting employees or companies! Otherwise it is a relatively safe place to hang out.
Well done guys! All power to you!
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