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I Still Have a Vision: More Fairness Between Bank and Customers

Spiros Margaris | Posted 05.17.2015 | Business
Spiros Margaris

I always start with a wish or goal for a service or business that I think would be great to have and enjoy. Then, I ask myself whether my desire is relevant and shared by a large number of people and, most importantly, if it provides a real added value.

Big Banks Must Dare to Think the Unthinkable

Spiros Margaris | Posted 01.10.2015 | Business
Spiros Margaris

My proposal is a business model for big banks that will ensure a truly independent and conflict-free asset management, free from the influence of the bank's House View.

I Just Say One Word -- Just One Word: Efficient-Banking

Spiros Margaris | Posted 11.29.2014 | Business
Spiros Margaris

Mr. McGuire: I just want to say one word to you - just one word. Benjamin: Yes sir. Mr. McGuire: Are you listening? Benjamin: Yes I am. Mr. McGuire:...

The Catalyst, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Change

Spiros Margaris | Posted 10.12.2014 | Business
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Every company should involve an Innovation Catalyst, who in his role assists the board of directors and the executive board; asks them tough, critical questions; and identifies possible solutions.

Don Draper and Steve Jobs Have Much in Common

Spiros Margaris | Posted 07.12.2014 | Business
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What does Don Draper and Steve Jobs have in common and why does it matter? It should matter to you if you own or plan to purchase shares in Apple In...

The New Bank Innovation Platform

Spiros Margaris | Posted 07.06.2014 | Business
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One of the greatest benefits of an open innovation platform for a financial institution is that they can honestly say that they listen to what clients and potential clients want and, perhaps, more importantly what they need.

Missing Steve Jobs. The Vision Time Machine

Spiros Margaris | Posted 03.24.2014 | Business
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Also Apple's CEO Tim Cook should develop his own personal founder's vision as a guiding principle. Especially, if he wants to project a company vision that communicates to employees, shareholders and clients a credible and promising future.