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Leveraging Crowd Noise Data in Soccer Analytics

Prior to the introduction of statistical analytics in sports, most domain experts would have based their predicted results on intuition and gut feelings. As data became more common, experts would base their predictions on simple algorithms that factor in only a handful of variables such as the historical results of a given matchup.  Developments in […]

Haroon - December 14, 2016
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23 Years Old

Man…I’m 23 years old today. As I sit here and reflect on how the last 23 years have transpired, I feel nothing but pure gratitude. I mean, I’m not supposed to be here. I’m not supposed to be in the United States, living at perhaps one of the most influential regions in modern time. I’m […]

Haroon - November 7, 2016
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Some Thoughts on Nonprofits

The nonprofit sector currently stands at about 5% or so of US GDP and hasn’t experienced any profound growth over the past several years. Donations are being scattered to many firms that support the same initiatives and firms are forced to squeeze their overhead costs until they are hardly able to operate (let alone expand […]

Haroon - March 3, 2016
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The Curious Case of Silicon Valley

The other day at lunch, a few friends and I were discussing the number of homeless people in large California cities and how that number was increasing at an unfathomable pace. Having only lived in California for only a cumulative few months, hearing stories of how serious the situation has become at “Homeless Hotspots”, including […]

Haroon - October 3, 2015
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Millennials in the Workplace – 4 Things You Should Know

Millennials already make up the majority of the work force and by 2025, our share will increase to 75%. Whether you’re a Millennial or not, it’s increasingly important to understand what makes this generation different than its predecessors. Here are 4 things you should know about Millennials in the workforce: 1. We view leadership differently […]

Haroon - April 10, 2015
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Our American Dream

As part of CNN’s “First-generation Americans” assignment, I submitted a story describing my upbringing as a child of immigrants. You can check it out here: Our American Dream Below is an excerpt from the first paragraph: The bright lights, hasty scenes, and rambunctious sounds of John F. Kennedy Airport are forever etched in my memory. The vivid scenes […]

Haroon - March 13, 2015

Hello, World!

Welcome to my new personal site/blog. It’s been a long time coming but I’ve finally taken the jump to begin blogging. My goal is to publish at least one blog post a week. What will I write about? I have no idea but I imagine this blog being filled with a variety of subjects, ranging […]

Haroon - March 9, 2015