Category Archives: Entrepreneurship

How Entrepreneurs Turn Great Ideas Into Successful Businesses

For many Americans, the dream of owning a business is in our blood. It’s part of who we are and it’s what motivates us in the morning. I can say from experience that being an entrepreneur is one of the … Continue reading

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What It Will Take to Make Banking for All a Reality

After working around the world in the extremely complicated field of emerging financial services, I am now of the opinion that addressing the challenges of the financially excluded may be easier than we are making it. From the beginning of … Continue reading

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Three Fundraising Tips for Young Entrepreneurs

One of the most difficult aspects of entrepreneurship is raising the capital required to get a business off the ground. For young entrepreneurs new to the business world, there are some ways to make the task a little less daunting. … Continue reading

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Searching for Global Financial Inclusion Pioneers

My co-author, Karl Mehta and I have both been working for years in the exciting field of mobile financial services. Reflecting on what has already happened, one can see the world reshaping. And yet, it is only the beginning. But … Continue reading

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Men should join Vivek Wadhwa’s call for Women on Twitter’s board

Women in technology have been second class citizens for too long – get any group of women in tech together and listen to their stories. Most do well despite the gender biases  – but biases are real and substantive obstacles … Continue reading

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Why Bank Redundancy is Challenging but Essential to Payment Companies

Banks provide underlying infrastructure to payment companies including trust accounts, prepaid services, bank transfers, card acquiring, connections to networks. Although essential relationships, they can also be challenging to develop.   One reason it is challenging to establish these relationships is … Continue reading

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Will Innovators switch from Dollars to Bitcoins?

For the last 50 years the United States has been a global leader in technology, Internet commerce, Social networking, and Retail. Yet in banking we frequently see innovation happening first in Asia and Africa.  Get any group of US payment … Continue reading

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