The remarkable story of Starling Bank, a new generation of bank founded by Anne Boden (MDE267)

Anne Boden is the founder and CEO of Starling Bank, a brand new online bank in the UK, that she started in 2014 and got licensed in 2016. Anne who comes with a heavyweight executive experience in the banking world (ex-COO … Continue reading

The Key Trends For 2018 – Brace Yourself

Are you concerned about or interested by what is going to happen in 2018? In the era of too much (spurious and fake) news, it’s a serious challenge for business leaders to stay abreast of what’s going on. At one … Continue reading

Is Your Business Disruption-Proof? How To Futureproof Your Business

I was on a plane the other day and was quite amused to hear my neighbour, a fairly senior executive in his early 40s, suggest that his company (in fact, his industry) was actually protected from disruption. The industry in … Continue reading

Innovate or Disappear. Olivier Laborde on leadership and innovation within large business (MDE256)

Olivier Laborde is one of those unusual breeds of operational executives in a large well-known multinational who has also published a book, an award winner no less, Innovate or Disappear (in French, Innover ou Disparaître, published by Dunod May 2017). I … Continue reading

How Purpose Can Drive The Entrepreneurial Spirit and Success with Alex Tonelli (MDE251)

Minter Dialogue with Alex Tonelli Alex Tonelli is a serial Silicon Valley entrepreneur, having been among other ventures, co-founder of Funding Circle USA, the immensely successful peer to peer lending network. He’s now founder and CEO of Vocate, an online … Continue reading

How to futureproof your business with Caleb Storkey (MDE243)

Minter Dialogue with Caleb StorkeyCaleb Storkey is co-author with me of our upcoming book, Futureproof, How to get your business ready for the next disruption. In this preview chat, we discuss what are the key points and learnings we’ve had so far. … Continue reading

Uber Disruption – How To Benchmark Your Brand – Corporates Still Lagging Way Behind

Uber is Disruption. It’s almost pure disruption, including in its ethical approach. But, one area of Uber disruption that might have gone below the radar is inside big business. One recent Uber driver gave me a smart insight into how Uber is … Continue reading

The Uber Paradox and Fixing Uber’s Critical Achilles Heel

Did you notice how Uber has been in the press a lot over the summer? It just seems to be a magnet for media attention. This is partly because of its tendentious ethics, partly because of the huge numbers bandied … Continue reading

Jason Aplin, Disrupting Payment and Banks with PayX #Fintech (MDE186)

Minter Dialogue Episode #186 This interview is with Jason Aplin, a serial entrepreneur and born disruptor. Jason is co-founder and EVP at PayX, an FDIC-insured white-label mobile wallet and MasterCard remittance in over 80 countries. PayX, a division of IFAN, … Continue reading

The Maddening Truth About Disruption

A lot of conferences, books and businesses are talking about disruption. With so much banter, it’s hard to get to the bottom line truth about disruption. On Google, there are now 43.4 million search results for the term, with some … Continue reading