Hawiye and Isaaq dominate for different reasons. I think if they join their talents together they will take over the whole sub-Sahara Africa.
Hawiye has the hustle and go getter mentality especially HG while Isaaq brings the corporation and trustworthiness to the table.
People are more likely to trust an Isaaq than a Hawiye. Isaaq keeps a promise and is how they owned trust amongst Bantus in east Africa, Arabs and other maryooley. Well known.
Notice Isaaq businesses are generally bigger than Hawiye ones but Hawiye entrepreneurs are generally more than Isaaq ones.
I plan to bring a HG partner with me in the near future.
I encourage Isaaq to do business with Hawiye and vice-versa.
Generally we are cohesive and have no overlapping interests. We also offer each others something.
I agree reer waqooyi folks in general are daacad and more honest than reer konfuur but I wouldn't say that hawiye businesses are smaller than Isaaq ones imo
I think a quality that hawiye have that you missed is that they don't practice extreme nepotism/tribalism that drives away customers or refusing to work with other clans.
Dahabshiil had a chance to dominate the Somali markets but it was too clan-centered, it makes sense that hawiye pulled off having subsidiaries all over without any tension. Everyone can work easily with hormuud which has that Somali unity ethos and thousands of diverse shareholders.
Didn't reer Berbera refuse a cement factory and many other investments due to tribal reasons.