USA


“We try to eliminate the intermediaries in the payment ecosystem”


“We try to eliminate the intermediaries in the payment ecosystem”

December 2016

Abdul Naushad, chairman and founder of PayCommerce, talks about the plans of the company, including strategies they implement to realise a cost-based model and improve security. If you do not see the video already displayed below, please select the alternative sites from the tabs here: Watch Video Access Audio


“Banks are notoriously not innovative, and in the innovation race, banks are actually lagging”


“Banks are notoriously not innovative, and in the innovation race, banks are actually lagging”

October 2015

Chris Wasden makes a scathing commentary on the intransigent posture of banks as to innovation. He admonishes that unless banks keep up with the pace of innovation of a new entrant whose value proposition is several times of a higher-order magnitude than theirs, innovators can make dinosaurs of the banking industry. If you do not […]


“The Federal Reserve is not the central bank of the world”


“The Federal Reserve is not the central bank of the world”

April 2015

Conversation with Gary Stern, former president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, discusses the various approaches to monetary policy and underlying issues, ‘too big to fail’ syndrome and the inflation exaggeration. If you do not see the video already displayed below, please select the alternative sites from the tabs here: Watch Video Access Audio


“The regulatory system in the US is way too complex and fragmented”


“The regulatory system in the US is way too complex and fragmented”

February 2014

Conversation with William Isaac, former chairman, FDIC on – the Volcker Rule – too-big-to-fail banks – recent regulatory failures


“Real innovation takes place on the edge of transformation”


“Real innovation takes place on the edge of transformation”

February 2013

Conversation with John Sculley, former CEO of Apple and PepsiCo, on


“If you’re big in diversification it reduces the risk”


“If you’re big in diversification it reduces the risk”

April 2012

Conversation with Dick Kovacevich, chairman emeritus of Wells Fargo, on – sub-prime mortgages – the discipline required in risk management – the impact of regulatory costs on financial services


“We believe in a balanced budget”


“We believe in a balanced budget”

September 2011

(Part 1 of 3) Conversation with Mick Cornett, Mayor of Oklahoma City – why Oklahoma City has lower unemployment than other parts of the US – the importance of government as an employer – what the rest of the country can learn from it.


“We believe in a balanced budget”


“We believe in a balanced budget”

September 2011

(Part 2 of 3) Conversation with Mick Cornett, Mayor of Oklahoma City – resisting temptation to leverage – attracting large companies to the city – the shrinking role of unions.