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“I believe that a company should be kept entrepreneurial driven for a long time”


“I believe that a company should be kept entrepreneurial driven for a long time”

December 2016

Dusan Stojanovic, founder and director of True Global Ventures, shares his journey in entrepreneurship and building his customer base. If you do not see the video already displayed below, please select the alternative sites from the tabs here: Watch Video Access Audio True Global Ventures is focused on investing in serial entrepreneurs and bringing more […]


“We have to do a better job of seeing that the increased wealth is distributed less unfairly”


“We have to do a better job of seeing that the increased wealth is distributed less unfairly”

June 2016

Congressman Barney Frank, former chairman of the powerful United States House Financial Services Committee at the height of the 2007–2011 global financial crisis and co-author of the Dodd-Frank Act, discusses the new order that is emerging in the banking and financial services world. If you do not see the video already displayed below, please select […]


“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


“We try to break down the walls between what is business and what is humanity”


“We try to break down the walls between what is business and what is humanity”

April 2015

Conversation with Tim Kobe, Founder and CEO of Eight Inc., on working with Apple’s Steve Jobs, the essence of good design and reasons why customer experience fails to differentiate in banking. If you do not see the video already displayed below, please select the alternative sites from the tabs here: Watch Video Access Audio Here […]


“Global financial architecture, Risk management and governance”


“Global financial architecture, Risk management and governance”

June 2014

Jimmy Gurule, former US treasury undersecretary, discusses the issues banks face in compliance, expansion of AML regulations, and the value of greater bilateral inter-agency agreements.


“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


“Reputation is essential, without exception”


“Reputation is essential, without exception”

December 2013

Conversation with Herbjorn Hansson, chairman and CEO, Nordic American Tankers on