- Hardcover: 288 pages
- Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (May 5, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9781118900147
- ISBN-13: 978-1118900147
- ASIN: 1118900146
- Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 0.9 x 9 inches
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- Customer Reviews: 36 customer ratings
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Breaking Banks: The Innovators, Rogues, and Strategists Rebooting Banking Hardcover – May 5, 2014
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The banking industry is not known for radical innovation, but in an age when radical innovation is the new normal, banks will have to learn to keep up. In Breaking Banks: The Innovators, Rogues, and Strategists Rebooting Banking, Brett King reveals that new ideas are here to stay, and innovators are determined to change the way money moves. Through interviews with leading industry disruptors at Google, PayPal, UBank, and beyond, King has discovered the depths of new banking.
Organized by topic, Breaking Banks delves into the who, what, when, where, and why of the latest concepts, tools, and approaches in banking. You'll read what the brightest minds in financial technology have to say about topics like BitCoin, P2P lending, social media, automated banking, and neo-banks. Banking is changing, and a few innovators are spearheading these changes. Brett King, author of the internationally renowned book BANK 2.0, has an uncanny talent for getting industry leaders to open up about their long-term goals and predictions, and an even more impressive knack for analyzing case studies and revealing profound implications.
Banking executives, financial investors, and entrepreneurs have noticed the rapid pace of change in banking, especially in the wake of the recent global financial crisis. Where are these changes coming from, who is driving them, and where is the industry headed in the next 5, 10, 20 years? Understanding the answers to these questions is an absolute must for anyone involved in the financial sector. The rest of the global economy has undergone massive shifts thanks to new technologies and shifts in consumer mindsets. In the near future, banking will be no exception. Breaking Banks is an inside look at the people and ideas that are leading the industry into a new era.
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“Only Brett King could bring together the most formidable disruptors, innovators and thought leaders in the financial services industry to provide their perspectives on emerging trends and strategies impacting banking today. More than just interviews, Brett digs deeper into these trends and provides his perspective on ways banks can use these insights to their advantage. This book is a must read for any banker or industry follower wanting to be prepared for the disruptive road ahead.”
―Jim Marious, Bank Marketing Strategy
“I found this book highly insightful; it clarifies the different perspectives of a broad variety of players who already are and who will be in the future banking ecosystem. It is useful reading for any bank devising its future strategy to become a value-creating leader.”
―Piercarlo Gera, Global Head of Financial Services Industry Practice, Accenture
“In Breaking Banks, Brett provides us with true front lines reporting from the battlefields of financial services disruption. We hear from the disrupters themselves, curated and revealed by Brett’s thoughtful interviewing style, and framed by key data and industry observations. A must read for anyone in the industry.”
―Matt Harris, Managing Director, Bain Capital Ventures
“In Breaking Banks, Brett continues to articulate the change continuum he began in Bank 2.0 incorporating the new world of technologies that enable augmented communications, virtual currencies and the internet of everything. This important dialogue clearly shows that banking is an industry being disrupted beyond belief. It’s just a shame that only a few visionaries like Brett can see it.”
―Chris Skinner, Chairman of the Financial Services Club
“As the world seeks more common sense solutions to financial problems, the old banking system with its friction, rules and policies are coming up against some serious challengers. In Breaking Banks Brett King gives us a great snapshot of the innovators that are trying to create that new future, and that future is liberating for the financial consumer.”
―David Bach, nine times New York Times bestselling author
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Brett's book therefore is very timely and can be used to vet one's strategy and fine tune as required based on the fresh data that he is presenting. I especially liked his approach of seeking inputs / data from the key players directly & presenting them in an interview format, thereby helping the readers to do their own assessment as well and in turn agree/disagree with Brett's interpretation and his views.
It is a good read, though, if you do not worry too much about who wins or loses, but what is coming. There is no question that technology is going to drastically change how banking is done, and this book is quite good on some of changes to expect.
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Retail Banks who have not started heading towards the future of Banking services will find it difficult to survive.
It is up to each and every one of the bank consumers to demand the type of services we need on a mobile banking platform,
and to demand the authentication security required for Internet and Mobile banking (by using security tokens or similar devices)
The days of branch banking are numbered.
A must read for every banker and banking technologist.
It is a work that addresses various topics such as the disruption of the concept of doing banking, digital banking, mobile (m-banking, m-P2P and m-commerce), social media, bitcoin and the role of the new market digital players (neo-banks).
I strongly believe that both traditional financial institutions and the neo-banks will be complementary in the market place. Customers will also make their choices always looking to satisfy their needs and their life styling by suppliers of "doing banking" that facilitate them the best consumer experiences (simple, fast and safe).
Allow me to give to Brett King my congratulations for the fantastic global view of the current and future banking sector provided through great interviews with the biggest world agents of today's change.
I beg him not stopping his great work and keep sharing with us his experiences and knowledge about the important financial industry trends.
I am already waiting for the next one book.
The text consists of a series of interviews the author has done with various experts.
Also there is no analysis of the claims made by the experts.
The questions are mostly closed, they start with flattery, then King makes a claim (never critical towards the Fintechs always towards the Banks), and then he invites comments.
His comments are very shallow, like "reducing all the friction in the System", "superior data analysis".