Archive for June, 2017

An Apple and a Deere
walk into a tech bar
A tale of unlikely bedfellows

June 29, 2017

Returning from a camping trip, Henry Ford, yes, that Henry Ford, saw a farmer repairing a car. That the farmer’s car wasn’t a Ford didn’t stop Henry, an irrepressible tinkerer, from hopping out of his own car, which was a Ford, to help. In no time the farmer’s car was running again, whereupon the farmer offered [...]

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The
digital
branding
challenge

June 22, 2017

  NOWADAYS it’s a fairly easy matter to infuse digital banking with brand trappings like logos, colors, and consistent font use. But that’s not all there is to branding. At least, not anymore. Today there’s this thing called brand personality. And while you can train tellers to smile—well, you can try—making a smartphone smile is [...]

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Dodd, Frank,
and other delights
(More about the
future under Trump)

June 7, 2017

PRIOR TO April 21, there was unilateral agreement on how upcoming Trump administration policies would impact the financial services industry. The only hitch? The universal agreement was that there was simply no telling. No wonder more and more prognosticators are retreating to the safety of, “It could be this, that, or the other.” But, as [...]

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