This blog tries to answer some very simple questions on what banks do and why; and what those of us involved with bank capital, regulation and governance actually do all day; and why.
This doesn’t just mean high street banks but the broad definition of bank: wholesale banks, brokers, investment firms, funds, advisory boutiques, etc.
One way or another they’re all doing intermediation between people who need capital and people who supply capital. Which in economic terms is what it’s all about.
There are huge simplifications in this story but I hope you will bear with them. It is based on an imaginary conversation with an inquisitive pre-teen who I bet now wishes he had never asked the question…
This blog shares some of my early experiences in the world of Content Strategy.
Four months ago I hadn’t heard the term Content Strategy. Then, when I did hear it, at first I dismissed it as faddish millennial digi-jargon.
Then I started hearing about it everywhere. I read blogs and tweets. It started infiltrating my waking and sleeping thoughts. I realised, slowly, I needed one myself, even in my one person start-up. If the term hadn’t existed I would’ve invented it, that was how needed.
Why? What is it? Why so life-infiltrating?
This blog starts off on a journey to find some answers, based on my narrow experience to date. But it is a journey, so this probably won’t be my last word on this strange new essential thing.