Category Archives: Money & Financial Services

The Future of Money (and everything else for that matter)




I’ve been silent for a while. A month in fact, which is almost certainly a record. I don’t know if it’s just me, but I’m drowning in information and ideas and the only solution seems to be disconnection, which is … Continue reading






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Digital Vs Human – show me the money (final)




              Given what’s going on in China I thought I’d share the edited version of the chapter on the economy while there’s a vague chance of me being prophetic. For those readers that are … Continue reading






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The Future of Money (a ten year perspective)




                    One of the good things about having done what I do for a long time is that after a while you can look backwards. Here’s something I wrote about the … Continue reading






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Show me the money (again)




                    Here’s my re-write of the chapter on money again. I must stress that this is now going into an edit process so it will come out looking slightly different. Quite … Continue reading






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Weak signals




  There’s some disagreement about what the term ‘weak signal’ represents in terms of emerging trends or scenario thinking, but I like to think of them as hidden or ambiguous signals of change. In my view weak signals generally represent … Continue reading






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Trains, pubs and banks




  As regular readers may know, I’ve been largely unable to write for the past few weeks. I’ve tried everything, but nothing has worked. Don’t get me wrong, I have been writing, but only in the sense of putting one … Continue reading






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Digital cash – nothing to see




Here’s a link to the PDF of my 2012 map. Regarding Europe, which features heavily towards the centre of the map, I had an interesting chat with Anthony Hilton from the Evening Standard the other night about the European situation. … Continue reading






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Future of eMoney




Do you know anything about this? Do you fancy a trip to Moscow? I can’t do it so I’m looking for someone that can. If you are interested get in touch. Date is middle of November. Other news. Interesting lunch … Continue reading






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The Future of Money (in a phone near you soon).




In Australia you can buy a shirt with a built-in sun protection factor of SPF 30+ In the US Burton is selling a snowboarding jacket with a built in MP3 player (removable for easy washing), whilst in Singapore researchers have … Continue reading






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The Future of Money




Like predictions about the paperless office, forecasts about a cashless society have been around for a while. For example, six years ago AC Nielsen said that only 10% of transactions in the US would be cash by the year 2020. … Continue reading






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