EP.45 Switzerland’s Missing Challenger Bank⎜#MakerZone

February 20, 2018

What's Inside: Today I explain why we don't have a Challenger Bank in Switzerland (history/culture), why its unlikely we will get a home-grown one (blockers/complacency), whether an outsider should come here (size/scale), and who it would most likely be (N26). There is a podcast / youtube episode as well as the feature-length blog in LinkedIn under my profile David Bruno. Hope you enjoy!
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Twitter: twitter.com/@SuperDaveBruno
LinkedIn: https://ch.linkedin.com/in/david-bruno
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Music by Ryan Little - "Heartless" via https://freemusicarchive

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EP.44 Top 5 Greenfields for Banks and FinTechs (STRATEGY 2020)⎜#MakerZone

February 8, 2018

Banks and FinTechs are both still missing the white hot moment to capitalise on Digital - where big new platforms and value propositions are born. In today's episode I overlay the big lesson/opportunity spaces of Digital versus the most glaring omissions from a customer perspective - this helps us contrast to identify the “Greenfields" to Occupy next.  This is Financial Services strategy work.

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My name is David Bruno and I am an entrepreneur, startup coach and investor.

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Twitter: twitter.com/@SuperDaveBruno

LinkedIn: https://ch.linkedin.com/in/david-bruno

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Music by Broke for Free - "Night Owl"  via https://freemusicarchive

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EP.43 Get Strong in 2018, Part 2 - Setting up a Home Gym⎜#MakerZone

January 25, 2018

EP.43 Get Strong in 2018, Part 2 - Setting up a Home Gym⎜#MakerZone

Today I share my Top 10 Tips for setting up an effective garage gym for compound exercises (squats & deadlifts) for under a grand. I show you how I did it, with all the little extras like weight-changer, sawhorses, filming, mats, lighting, & more.

If you are that 30-50 year-old "Corporate Warrior" / Parent fighting against the time stress and energy void caused by office life - this mini-series is made for you. It's a How To Guide to re-invent yourself through strength training at home - with components of weightlifting, powerlifting and aerobics work - all rolled into one.  

My name is David Bruno and I am an entrepreneur, startup coach and investor.

Twitter: twitter.com/@SuperDaveBruno

LinkedIn: https://ch.linkedin.com/in/david-bruno

Music by Hogan Grip - "Stance Gives You Balance"  via https://freemusicarchive

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EP.41 Top FinTech Influencer Spiros Margaris: “Banking Will be Free”⎜#MakerZone

December 11, 2017

EP.41 Top FinTech Influencer Spiros Margaris: "Banking Will be Free"⎜#MakerZone

Real digital leaders think, "How can I help my customers even more? That's the magic of free." 

Today's guest @SpirosMargaris is the World's Leading FinTech Influencer, has invested in and works on several startups, and advises some of the top companies from Microsoft to SAP. He has a totally surprising viewpoint and fresh content. 

What's Inside: Today we explore why Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk should launch free banking, and how they could provide a better client service than existing players. We also learn what a successful Fintech Influencer does for a living!

My name is David Bruno and I am an entrepreneur, startup coach and investor.

Twitter: twitter.com/@SuperDaveBruno

LinkedIn: https://ch.linkedin.com/in/david-bruno

Music by Jahzzar - "Road that Burned our Boots"  via https://freemusicarchive

 

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EP.40 FinTech and the Future of Banking: Top 3 Predictions 2018 ⎜#MakerZone

November 20, 2017

Today's session is a strategic deep-dive from a former future thinker and innovation head at one of the world's largest banks. I explain 3 major trends developing with an outlook towards 2025/2030:
1. Welcome to Zero-Marginal Cost Banking - Under pressure from GAFA and client expectations, Traditional banking product margins continue their exponential pace of downward slump to just above zero-marginal cost commodity services end-game.
2. Independent advisory will become the thing - Open Platforms and digital services fully empower Financial Advisors and Relationship Managers to operate on their own - bundling bespoke client offerings using products and services from any provider - in the best interest of their clients
3. Banking will become FREE - The most popular brands from outside banking (think Tesla, Red Bull) introduce Freemium banking services to better serve clients. They will package current account, debit card, credit card, custody and basic investing in a smart simple way, and still earn money over advertising / other services
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My name is David Bruno and I am an entrepreneur, startup coach and investor.
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Twitter: twitter.com/@SuperDaveBruno
LinkedIn: https://ch.linkedin.com/in/david-bruno
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Music by BoxCat Games - "Epic Song" via https://freemusicarchive

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EP.39 Why and How to Get Strong Again: For Office Warriors⎜#MakerZone

November 13, 2017

There are so many training programs, supplements, gyms and Instagram heros - finding a formula to get physically healthy again is confusing. Here is what I learned the past few years about how to get core strong again - without wasting a lot of time or money.
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My name is David Bruno and I am an entrepreneur, startup coach and investor.
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Twitter: twitter.com/@SuperDaveBruno
LinkedIn: https://ch.linkedin.com/in/david-bruno
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Music by Jahzzar - "Magic Mountain" via https://freemusicarchive

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EP.38 To Hell With the Money: How To Go Part-Time (Explained)⎜#MakerZone

November 5, 2017

Have you thought about reducing your work time - but have doubts about the financial, career aspects? Here is a PLAN for getting it done - and advice looking back on my first six years of working part-time as a senior manager in a corporation. YES, it is possible - and No, I have never regretted it. 

My name is David Bruno and I am an entrepreneur, startup coach and investor.

Twitter: twitter.com/@SuperDaveBruno

LinkedIn: https://ch.linkedin.com/in/david-bruno

Music by Jahzzar - "Roads that burned our boots"  via https://freemusicarchive

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EP.37 How to Digitise Bank Regulation (EXPLAINED)⎜#MakerZone

October 30, 2017

For bank risk & compliance teams, software developers and FinTech startups. How to use open APIs to digest the many thousands of regulations, and put Use Cases back at the heart of regulatory policy-setting for banks. The story of APIAX, which just raised $1.5mio seed round in Zürich!

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My name is David Bruno and I am an entrepreneur, startup coach and investor.

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Twitter: twitter.com/@SuperDaveBruno

LinkedIn: https://ch.linkedin.com/in/david-bruno

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Music by Broke for Free - "Day Bird"  via https://freemusicarchive

 

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EP.36 Crypto, Blockchain & ICOs - Top 3 Things You Need to Know⎜#MakerZone

October 23, 2017

A plain-english user guide to Cryptocurrencies, Blockchain, ICOs with Dr. Alan Cabello (ETH Zurich):
1. What is Blockchain and Why all the hype?
2. What are Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, and Should you buy?
3. What are ICOs and Should you investing in one?
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My name is David Bruno and I am an entrepreneur, startup coach and investor.
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Twitter: twitter.com/@SuperDaveBruno
LinkedIn: https://ch.linkedin.com/in/david-bruno
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Music by Jahzzar - "Roads that burned our boots" via https://freemusicarchive

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