I usually live in the future and watch trends where we are heading to: 10 years, 20 years, 50 years into the future.
My latest: Wali on The Pakistan 2050 Opportunity
Students who have taken MBA courses with me even 20 years ago would remember that I gave them assignments like what will a developed Pakistan look like in 2030.
One glimpse by an alumni: Year 2035 through Faisal Naik’s eyes
I run a hashtag #Pakistan2050 on Twitter and I initially became part of Government of Pakistan’s Vision 2025 Planning Committee (although I have no work there).
By default, I have never looked into the past because that’s academic. You can’t do anything about it.
However, this Ramadan, I am taking a detour – into the past: 67 years since my country Pakistan came into existence.
I am going to look at what ailed our society – brick by brick – that today we are one of the world’s most fragile, most violent, most hated countries.
Called How we messed up Pakistan, it will be a series of events and patterns that brought us here.
Because the way to future is to untangle from these ailments, free ourselves, and become a respectable, liveable country.
This analysis may not be political, or economic, or social, or demographic, or military.
It may be none of these.
Or, may be all of these.
As a pattern-picker, I will list down a dozen or so criminalities that went into destroying this country, its population, its culture, its economy.
But no naming or shaming.
You just need to read between the lines. If you can. Or, better, if you want to.
4 parts published so far:
Wali Zahid is a futurist, disruptor, blogger, social media strategist, reformer, LinkedIn writer, author of iBook, Great Training in 10 Steps. He runs a #Pakistan2050 hashtag on Twitter. As CEO of SkillCity, he coaches several Fortune-500 CEOs on leadership. He’s founder of a global movement for humanizing medical education and practice. He can be reached at Twitter @walizahid.
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