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Guy Kawasaki: don’t believe the bozos

The final keynote here in Hong Kong was from Guy Kawasaki, founding partner of garage technology ventures, co-founder alltop.com, original visionary partner of Steve Jobs at Apple and all round good Guy. Here’s a summary of his speech: When I was first at Apple, we had two divisions – Apple II and the new, yet…

Argh, the typhoon got me …

I think SIBOS is jinxed. In 2001, 9/11 happened just as we all planned to go to Singapore and the show was cancelled. In 2008, Lehman Brothers collapsed the day the show started and so we spent the week trying to get over it (what's new, some said). In 2009, the hand of God intervenes…

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Cockney cash machines

As mentioned the other day, the ATM has just turned forty years old, but I missed this item and was sent it by a friend. Apparently, one entrepeneurial firm is customising their ATMs to suit local lingo by launching the world's first Cockney cash machine, or should that be sausage and mash machine: Brummie, Geordie…

Cockney ATM

Cockney cash machines

As mentioned the other day, the ATM has just turned forty years old, but I missed this item and was sent it by a friend. Apparently, one entrepeneurial firm is customising their ATMs to suit local lingo by launching the world's first Cockney cash machine, or should that be sausage and mash machine: Brummie, Geordie…

Cockney ATM

No pinstripes, dirty pants and lipstick

During the credit crisis, we have all tightened our belts a bit and swallowed our pride.  I know myself that I actually get on the Tube now and sit next to members of the general populous, and some banking friends of mine tell me they have even caught a bus! But if you really want…

Please go away, we don’t want your business

No, it’s not a write-up about RyanAir (although the title would fit), it’s a write-up about the Tampa branch of Bank of America and a bank in Guangdong, China. What can these two banks have in common? Jobsworths. Jobsworths are those little sticklers for details who enjoy their moment of control over the world. They…

Please go away, we don’t want your business

No, it’s not a write-up about RyanAir (although the title would fit), it’s a write-up about the Tampa branch of Bank of America and a bank in Guangdong, China. What can these two banks have in common? Jobsworths. Jobsworths are those little sticklers for details who enjoy their moment of control over the world. They…

City of London burns down, costing $100 billion

Whilst I was away, no-one seemed to bother reporting that the City of London had burnt down: Maybe that's because it didn't … but it did 343 years ago in 1666. The Great Fire of London raged from September 2nd to 5th and destroyed most of the City.  According to insurers Royal & Sun Alliance…

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Holiday Humour #10: the Native American

A native American Chief goes to the bank for a loan. As the banker gets out the loan application, he asks the Chief: "What are you going to do with the money?" "Take jewellery to city and sell it," says the Chief. "And what have you got for collateral?" asks the banker. "Don't know collateral",…

Holiday Humour #10: the Native American

A native American Chief goes to the bank for a loan. As the banker gets out the loan application, he asks the Chief: "What are you going to do with the money?" "Take jewellery to city and sell it," says the Chief. "And what have you got for collateral?" asks the banker. "Don't know collateral",…

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