As an entrepreneur and a leader, I have always understood and experienced the highs and lows of building and running businesses. We founded The Future Farm about a year ago to explore this journey and are today taking a significant step forward to realise our dream.

The Future Farm is a platform dedicated to creating a better and safer world for entrepreneurs and leaders to build their dreams. The founding team is composed of globally recognised and respected voices from the entrepreneurial, investment and business communities.

At The Future Farm, we see entrepreneurs and leaders as a driving force for…


Nadeem Shaikh

In 2010 Qatar was awarded the World Cup 2022. The logistical challenge for this small but extremely wealthy nation was immense. An early estimate of what Qatar needed to get ready for this sports mega event (SME) included nine state-of-the-art stadia, US$20bn worth of new roads, a high-speed rail network, a new airport and hotels with 55,000 rooms to accommodate fans, players and officials. The Government of Qatar would be the first to admit that to begin with they got a lot of things wrong.

The need for an immense workforce to build the stadia and the infrastructure…


Reinventing Financial Services — TedX London Business School 2012


For the last two decades, many organizations — from financial institutions and philanthropic organizations to think tanks — have embraced the concept of financial inclusion. They’ve reckoned that the billions of people who exist outside the formal banking sector worldwide would benefit from new services, solutions and investments to stimulate productivity, raise living standards, unleash entrepreneurial energy and reduce economic inequality.

While the aims of financial inclusion remain relevant today, the current solution set is outdated. The framework for building financial solutions must evolve from one of inclusion — siloed point solutions that provide access to checking accounts, payments solutions…


Despite rapid innovations in data processing and machine learning, many businesses have yet to make the leap from the Industrial Age to the information age, and the gap between technological and organizational progress is widening. Closing this gap requires much more than short-term fixes, like adopting new technologies. Businesses need to organize around long-term strategies for growth and partnership in a sustainable way. The consequences for not doing so can be dire.

Eastman Kodak is the textbook case for failing to prioritize an innovation agenda; business schools around the world study the ramifications of the company’s ill-fated decision to ignore…


Despite rapid innovations in data processing and machine learning, many businesses have yet to make the leap from the Industrial Age to the information age, and the gap between technological and organizational progress is widening. Closing this gap requires much more than short-term fixes, like adopting new technologies. Businesses need to organize around long-term strategies for growth and partnership in a sustainable way. The consequences for not doing so can be dire.

Eastman Kodak is the textbook case for failing to prioritize an innovation agenda; business schools around the world study the ramifications of the company’s ill-fated decision to ignore…

Nadeem Shaikh

Building Digital Financial Services; Passionate about People, FinTech, Education, Cricket and Man Utd.

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