Category: Daily Videocast

AmEx Test-Drives the Future of International Banking

Visa and MasterCard are on hangovers, doing everything possible to protect their current businesses. When you examine what they are doing in Africa, the mission is clear: on-board as many merchants as possible into the networks. By doing so, Visa…
Double Play Business Models of Amazon and Alibaba

In baseball, double play is a defensive play where two players are put out. It turns out that the leading ecommerce companies like Amazon and Alibaba have such strategies in their businesses. Amazon runs an ecommerce operation, which largely loses…
The Art of Boosting Startup Valuation

We want to raise capital for our businesses to help us with resources to fix frictions in markets. In this video, I explain how founders can boost the valuations of their startups. The key element is that you must have…
The Certainty of Cryptocurrency

I am not a fan of cryptocurrency but I do believe that it will form part of modern commerce, competing with paper money. It may have no intrinsic value but that does not matter. People pay for arts, spending millions…