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Cultural Learnings of Pakistan for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Belgium

  1. 1. History Culture Statistics Technological Leapfrog Nature Conclusion Cultural Learnings of Pakistan for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Belgium Bart Van Loon 6th March 2010 Bart Van Loon Cultural Learnings of Pakistan for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Belgium
  2. 2. History Culture Statistics Technological Leapfrog Nature Conclusion The next 20 minutes. . . 1 History It’s old! It’s new! 2 Culture Indus Valley Civilisation Clash of cultures Languages Entrepreneurship 3 Statistics Comparisons 4 Technological Leapfrog 5 Nature Fauna Flora 6 Conclusion Bart Van Loon Cultural Learnings of Pakistan for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Belgium
  3. 3. History Culture Statistics Technological Leapfrog Nature Conclusion As-Salamu Alaykum Bart Van Loon 1999-2005: some studies on Computer Science, Mathematics, Artificial Intelligence 2006: started first company 2007: co-founded Zeropoint.IT (Picture by Pitslamp.be) Bart Van Loon Cultural Learnings of Pakistan for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Belgium
  4. 4. History Culture Statistics Technological Leapfrog Nature Conclusion Zeropoint.IT facilitates software development outsourcing to Pakistan strong focus on Open Source software and philosophy international company, running for 99% on Open Source infrastructure Bart Van Loon Cultural Learnings of Pakistan for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Belgium
  5. 5. History Culture Statistics Technological Leapfrog Nature Conclusion Managed Teams Your own team of professional Java or PHP developers in Pakistan Bart Van Loon Cultural Learnings of Pakistan for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Belgium
  6. 6. History Culture Statistics Technological Leapfrog Nature Conclusion It’s old! History of Pakistan First settlers: 2,000,000 years ago. Bart Van Loon Cultural Learnings of Pakistan for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Belgium
  7. 7. History Culture Statistics Technological Leapfrog Nature Conclusion It’s old! History of Pakistan First settlers: 2,000,000 years ago. In Belgium: 800,000 years ago. Bart Van Loon Cultural Learnings of Pakistan for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Belgium
  8. 8. History Culture Statistics Technological Leapfrog Nature Conclusion It’s old! History of Pakistan First settlers: 2,000,000 years ago. In Belgium: 800,000 years ago. Rulership: Greek Persian Turkic Islamic British Bart Van Loon Cultural Learnings of Pakistan for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Belgium
  9. 9. History Culture Statistics Technological Leapfrog Nature Conclusion It’s new! History of Pakistan Independent since 14th August 1947 Bart Van Loon Cultural Learnings of Pakistan for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Belgium
  10. 10. History Culture Statistics Technological Leapfrog Nature Conclusion It’s new! History of Pakistan Independent since 14th August 1947 Belgium since 25th August 1830 Bart Van Loon Cultural Learnings of Pakistan for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Belgium
  11. 11. History Culture Statistics Technological Leapfrog Nature Conclusion It’s new! History of Pakistan Independent since 14th August 1947 Belgium since 25th August 1830 Bart Van Loon Cultural Learnings of Pakistan for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Belgium
  12. 12. History Culture Statistics Technological Leapfrog Nature Conclusion It’s new! History of Pakistan Independent since 14th August 1947 Belgium since 25th August 1830 Bart Van Loon Cultural Learnings of Pakistan for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Belgium
  13. 13. History Culture Statistics Technological Leapfrog Nature Conclusion Indus Valley Civilisation The first “settled” peoples at the Indus River Mohenjo-Daro Bart Van Loon Cultural Learnings of Pakistan for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Belgium
  14. 14. History Culture Statistics Technological Leapfrog Nature Conclusion Indus Valley Civilisation The first “settled” peoples at the Indus River Died out in 1800BC because of climate change. Mohenjo-Daro Bart Van Loon Cultural Learnings of Pakistan for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Belgium
  15. 15. History Culture Statistics Technological Leapfrog Nature Conclusion Clash of cultures Land of contradictions Buddha + Hercules Bart Van Loon Cultural Learnings of Pakistan for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Belgium
  16. 16. History Culture Statistics Technological Leapfrog Nature Conclusion Clash of cultures Land of contradictions FUD vs. Bart Van Loon Cultural Learnings of Pakistan for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Belgium
  17. 17. History Culture Statistics Technological Leapfrog Nature Conclusion Clash of cultures Land of contradictions vs. Bart Van Loon Cultural Learnings of Pakistan for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Belgium
  18. 18. History Culture Statistics Technological Leapfrog Nature Conclusion Clash of cultures Land of contradictions vs. Bart Van Loon Cultural Learnings of Pakistan for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Belgium
  19. 19. History Culture Statistics Technological Leapfrog Nature Conclusion Languages 7 major languages Urdu (national) Bart Van Loon Cultural Learnings of Pakistan for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Belgium
  20. 20. History Culture Statistics Technological Leapfrog Nature Conclusion Languages 7 major languages Urdu (national) Punjabi Bart Van Loon Cultural Learnings of Pakistan for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Belgium
  21. 21. History Culture Statistics Technological Leapfrog Nature Conclusion Languages 7 major languages Urdu (national) Punjabi Pashto Bart Van Loon Cultural Learnings of Pakistan for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Belgium
  22. 22. History Culture Statistics Technological Leapfrog Nature Conclusion Languages 7 major languages Urdu (national) Punjabi Pashto Sindhi Bart Van Loon Cultural Learnings of Pakistan for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Belgium
  23. 23. History Culture Statistics Technological Leapfrog Nature Conclusion Languages 7 major languages Urdu (national) Punjabi Pashto Sindhi Saraiki Bart Van Loon Cultural Learnings of Pakistan for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Belgium
  24. 24. History Culture Statistics Technological Leapfrog Nature Conclusion Languages 7 major languages Urdu (national) Punjabi Pashto Sindhi Saraiki Balochi Bart Van Loon Cultural Learnings of Pakistan for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Belgium
  25. 25. History Culture Statistics Technological Leapfrog Nature Conclusion Languages 7 major languages Urdu (national) Punjabi Pashto Sindhi Saraiki Balochi English (official) Bart Van Loon Cultural Learnings of Pakistan for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Belgium
  26. 26. History Culture Statistics Technological Leapfrog Nature Conclusion Languages And we thought we had problems. . . Bart Van Loon Cultural Learnings of Pakistan for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Belgium
  27. 27. History Culture Statistics Technological Leapfrog Nature Conclusion Languages But what does it matter. . . Bart Van Loon Cultural Learnings of Pakistan for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Belgium
  28. 28. History Culture Statistics Technological Leapfrog Nature Conclusion Languages But what does it matter. . . Bart Van Loon Cultural Learnings of Pakistan for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Belgium
  29. 29. History Culture Statistics Technological Leapfrog Nature Conclusion Languages But what does it matter. . . Bart Van Loon Cultural Learnings of Pakistan for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Belgium
  30. 30. History Culture Statistics Technological Leapfrog Nature Conclusion Entrepreneurship 180,800,000 entrepreneurs Bart Van Loon Cultural Learnings of Pakistan for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Belgium
  31. 31. History Culture Statistics Technological Leapfrog Nature Conclusion Entrepreneurship 180,800,000 entrepreneurs Bart Van Loon Cultural Learnings of Pakistan for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Belgium
  32. 32. History Culture Statistics Technological Leapfrog Nature Conclusion Entrepreneurship 180,800,000 entrepreneurs Bart Van Loon Cultural Learnings of Pakistan for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Belgium
  33. 33. History Culture Statistics Technological Leapfrog Nature Conclusion Entrepreneurship 180,800,000 entrepreneurs A Pathan can do anything. Bart Van Loon Cultural Learnings of Pakistan for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Belgium
  34. 34. History Culture Statistics Technological Leapfrog Nature Conclusion Entrepreneurship 180,800,000 entrepreneurs A Pathan can do anything. A Belgian can complain. Bart Van Loon Cultural Learnings of Pakistan for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Belgium
  35. 35. History Culture Statistics Technological Leapfrog Nature Conclusion Children Law of Large numbers 42% is between 0 and 14 years old. Bart Van Loon Cultural Learnings of Pakistan for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Belgium
  36. 36. History Culture Statistics Technological Leapfrog Nature Conclusion Children Law of Large numbers 42% is between 0 and 14 years old. Yup! That’s 64,727,742 children. Bart Van Loon Cultural Learnings of Pakistan for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Belgium
  37. 37. History Culture Statistics Technological Leapfrog Nature Conclusion Children Law of Large numbers 42% is between 0 and 14 years old. Yup! That’s 64,727,742 children. Belgium has 1,679,676 children. Bart Van Loon Cultural Learnings of Pakistan for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Belgium
  38. 38. History Culture Statistics Technological Leapfrog Nature Conclusion Children Law of Large numbers 42% is between 0 and 14 years old. Yup! That’s 64,727,742 children. Belgium has 1,679,676 children. On earth, 10% of the people is gifted. Bart Van Loon Cultural Learnings of Pakistan for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Belgium
  39. 39. History Culture Statistics Technological Leapfrog Nature Conclusion Children Law of Large numbers Pakistan has more gifted children than Belgium has children. . . Bart Van Loon Cultural Learnings of Pakistan for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Belgium
  40. 40. History Culture Statistics Technological Leapfrog Nature Conclusion Children Now it’s a question of education. . . Bart Van Loon Cultural Learnings of Pakistan for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Belgium
  41. 41. History Culture Statistics Technological Leapfrog Nature Conclusion Comparisons Pakistan vs. Belgium in Area = Bart Van Loon Cultural Learnings of Pakistan for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Belgium
  42. 42. History Culture Statistics Technological Leapfrog Nature Conclusion Comparisons Pakistan vs. Belgium in Population = Bart Van Loon Cultural Learnings of Pakistan for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Belgium
  43. 43. History Culture Statistics Technological Leapfrog Nature Conclusion Comparisons Pakistan vs. Belgium in Economy (GDP) = Bart Van Loon Cultural Learnings of Pakistan for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Belgium
  44. 44. History Culture Statistics Technological Leapfrog Nature Conclusion WiMAX Largest and the first nationwide WiMAX network in the world. Bart Van Loon Cultural Learnings of Pakistan for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Belgium
  45. 45. History Culture Statistics Technological Leapfrog Nature Conclusion Fiber to the User There was no copper. . . so they installed fiber optics cables. Bart Van Loon Cultural Learnings of Pakistan for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Belgium
  46. 46. History Culture Statistics Technological Leapfrog Nature Conclusion Fauna Snow Leopard Bart Van Loon Cultural Learnings of Pakistan for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Belgium
  47. 47. History Culture Statistics Technological Leapfrog Nature Conclusion Fauna Snow Leopard Bart Van Loon Cultural Learnings of Pakistan for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Belgium
  48. 48. History Culture Statistics Technological Leapfrog Nature Conclusion Fauna Asiatic Cheetah Bart Van Loon Cultural Learnings of Pakistan for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Belgium
  49. 49. History Culture Statistics Technological Leapfrog Nature Conclusion Fauna Asiatic Cheetah Bart Van Loon Cultural Learnings of Pakistan for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Belgium
  50. 50. History Culture Statistics Technological Leapfrog Nature Conclusion Fauna Blind Indus Dolphin Bart Van Loon Cultural Learnings of Pakistan for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Belgium
  51. 51. History Culture Statistics Technological Leapfrog Nature Conclusion Fauna Blind Indus Dolphin Bart Van Loon Cultural Learnings of Pakistan for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Belgium
  52. 52. History Culture Statistics Technological Leapfrog Nature Conclusion Flora Tharparkar Desert 9th largest sub-tropical desert in the world Only fertile desert in the world Bart Van Loon Cultural Learnings of Pakistan for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Belgium
  53. 53. History Culture Statistics Technological Leapfrog Nature Conclusion Flora Shandur Lake Asia’s largest bird sanctuary Bart Van Loon Cultural Learnings of Pakistan for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Belgium
  54. 54. History Culture Statistics Technological Leapfrog Nature Conclusion Flora Himalayas K2 (8,611 metres) 4 of the 14 highest peaks in the world Asia’s highest railway station Karakoram Highway Bart Van Loon Cultural Learnings of Pakistan for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Belgium
  55. 55. History Culture Statistics Technological Leapfrog Nature Conclusion Pakistan Zindabad! It’s a beautiful country! Bart Van Loon Cultural Learnings of Pakistan for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Belgium
  56. 56. History Culture Statistics Technological Leapfrog Nature Conclusion Pakistan Zindabad! It’s a beautiful country! Not at all as presented in the Belgian media. Bart Van Loon Cultural Learnings of Pakistan for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Belgium
  57. 57. History Culture Statistics Technological Leapfrog Nature Conclusion Pakistan Zindabad! It’s a beautiful country! Not at all as presented in the Belgian media. With great potential! Bart Van Loon Cultural Learnings of Pakistan for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Belgium
  58. 58. History Culture Statistics Technological Leapfrog Nature Conclusion Pakistan Zindabad! It’s a beautiful country! Not at all as presented in the Belgian media. And we can learn a lot With great potential! from them. . . Bart Van Loon Cultural Learnings of Pakistan for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Belgium

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