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“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’ve left principles behind and gone for regulation”


“We’ve left principles behind and gone for regulation”

February 2014

Conversation with Don Johnston, former secretary general, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, on


“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


“The PPP works best only when you have an income stream”


“The PPP works best only when you have an income stream”

October 2011

(Part 1 of 3) Conversation with David Miller, former Mayor of Toronto, on – funding large infrastructure projects through debt, not Public-Private Partnerships – raising taxes to tap a booming property market.


“The PPP works best only when you have an income stream”


“The PPP works best only when you have an income stream”

October 2011

(Part 2 of 3) Conversation with David Miller, former Mayor of Toronto, on – funding large infrastructure projects through debt, not Public-Private Partnerships – raising taxes to tap a booming property market.


“The PPP works best only when you have an income stream”


“The PPP works best only when you have an income stream”

October 2011

(Part 3 of 3) Conversation with David Miller, former Mayor of Toronto, on – what the US could learn from Toronto’s approach to debt – the virtues of a consumption tax – the impact of Asia’s growth on Canada.


“We’ve been working on our China strategy for at least 20 years.”


“We’ve been working on our China strategy for at least 20 years.”

October 2011

(Part 1 of 3) Conversation with Rick Waugh, CEO, Scotiabank – the curious history of Scotiabank – the big differences to banks in the United States – marketing Canada as ‘America Lite’.


“We’ve been working on our China strategy for at least 20 years.”


“We’ve been working on our China strategy for at least 20 years.”

October 2011

(Part 3 of 3) Conversation with Rick Waugh, CEO, Scotiabank — How it started, and grew, in Malaysia — how it started in Chongqing — the strategy behind white-boxing its banking services to grow overseas.