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The COOK Report for February 2018 Introduction

On January 18 2018 the Cook Report interviewed two members of the arch econ list. one an old hand the other Isfandiyar Shaheen from Pakistan and a vc working in the wireless world at Facebook. We offer the following look at what we believe is a very  informative overview of a rapidly changing world of the technology and economics of IP networks. Cook: The first question I have for Isfandayar is how did you get involved  with wire-less?

Shaheen:  I was managing a private equity firm in Pakistan in 2014 -15 and at that time I was thinking about the problem of how to minimize food wastage in Pakistan. For context, one fourth of Pakistan's GDP comes from agriculture. Almost half the labor force is employed by agriculture and about one-third of our agricultural produce goes to waste every year because of insufficient number of temperature controlled warehouses located around the country. So that was my starting point and I started thinking about where can I find a number of distributed assets that have access to power and are located around the country?

Click HERE for the full February  2018 PDF issue of The Cook Report