A cascading failure is a process in a system of interconnected parts where the failure of one or a few parts can trigger the failure of other parts in a chain reaction that leads to the system shutting down or collapsing. The first step in a cascading failure is typically an unexpected breakdown in one … Continue reading Cascading Failures and the Importance of Diversity →
The earliest known records of lending date back about 4,000 years to Mesopotamia where the Sumerians were borrowing and lending livestock and seeds that would later be repaid from the offspring and yields harvested from the original “capital”. Shortly afterwards the Sumerians discovered that it was more convenient to use silver as a medium of … Continue reading 21st Century Lending →
An interesting concept in architecture is the idea of “unbuildable buildings”. These are designs that when once finished would be able to stand on their own as sustainable structures yet cannot be built as the intermediate steps needed to create them are not technically feasible. A good example of this may be a building that … Continue reading Building the Unbuildable →
Over the last decade many fintechs have contemplated this very question, with some choosing to lend, some choosing not to, and yet many others ending up in the undiscovered country from whose bourn no traveler returns as a result of doing lending badly. When dealing with such existential questions, a simple framework can be of … Continue reading To Lend or Not To Lend →
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Hi, I’m Yusuf. I work with entrepreneurs to help them build what comes next. I like all sorts of creative arts, including the art of creating new businesses and what sometimes becomes whole new industries!
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