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Is it really you?

Whether it be watches or Windows, Louis Vuitton or Lagerfeld, Bangkok’s street markets have them all.

In the alleys and markets you can find every brand for a fraction of its price. The sheer audacity of the stores in the flea markets, selling any branded good as though it were real but for a hundredth of the price, makes you wonder about approaches and ethics.

Should you or shouldn’t you buy that DVD for a dollar?

It looks like Gucci, it shouts of Gucci but it does not feel like Gucci.

It has the name, it has the style, it has the look but not the feel.

It looks like a duck, it walks like a duck, but is it a duck?

Yes … but it’s a Mandarin Duck.

What has this got to do with banking?

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About Chris M Skinner

Chris M Skinner
Chris Skinner is best known as an independent commentator on the financial markets through his blog, the Finanser.com, as author of the bestselling book Digital Bank, and Chair of the European networking forum the Financial Services Club. He has been voted one of the most influential people in banking by The Financial Brand (as well as one of the best blogs), a FinTech Titan (Next Bank), one of the Fintech Leaders you need to follow (City AM, Deluxe and Jax Finance), as well as one of the Top 40 most influential people in financial technology by the Wall Street Journal’s Financial News. To learn more click here...

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