August 2007

Recent cocktail napkin wisdom from Idea Sandbox features change management: More cocktail napkin wisdom from the Idea Sandbox blog. Zag: The Number One Strategy of High Performance Brandsby Marty NeumeierSeptember 2006

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by Russ Jones I recently took a look at the eBay Q2 2007 10-Q SEC filing to get some more details on the PayPal growth story. Read on for the details.

by Jacqueline Chilton In the US market, the furniture group IKEA is putting payment choices into action at its stores. Encouraging debit usage is the latest step in steamlining checkout practices and reducing payment acceptance costs. Ikea’s new Debit Card Advantage 1% coupon encourages consumers to pull out their debit card at the point of […]

Sunday's New York Times features a cool graphic explaining how mortgage securitization works and why the market is so troubled now. Kudos to the graphics team at the NYTimes – they'v done a great job of simplifying this esoteric process for the layperson. Click here to view the image at the New York Times. Related […]


The August edition of Bank Technology News quotes Javelin Research's James Van Dyke on mobile and contactless payments. His view is that contactless cards and instore mobile payments will be held back until chips are embedded in mobile devices, counter to the prevailing industry thought that contactless is a payment method in and of itself […]


The New York Times interactive feature Sector Snapshot features banks today. To quote American Banker "it ain't pretty" – see for yourself here.


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