Disrupt (or die trying)


If you’ve been on this site before, you probably recognize a pattern to my writing. Each Friday, I share three things I heard, learned or saw during the week.  In past posts, I’ve penned a number of “disruptive” stories that ranged from Brett King’s perspectives on banks (“Does Banking Need a Re-boot”) to John Cantarella’s on Time Inc.’s digital strategies (“Dass de Thing”).  So it should come as no surprise that I furiously began writing today’s column on a flight home from Atlanta on Wednesday evening.  I’d just spent several hours in the offices of the William Mills Agency, one of the nation’s preeminent financial public relations and marketing firms, and left inspired.  What follows are just three of the many Fintech companies the agency represents that are doing some pretty cool things.  IMHO, banks of all sizes might pay attention to these tech companies if…

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Personal Clouds: Disrupting The Disruptors

P2P Connects Us

This post was originally published on September 2, 2013 at LetsTalkBitcoin.com

Personal clouds are a new kind of platform being developed which will completely upend your relationship with the internet. Instead of your personal data being stored, or even owned, by other entities, viewable by anyone with access to the server and walled off from the other services you use around the web, your data will be stored in your personal cloud and will follow you around the web wherever you need it.

As you engage with new applications and individuals online, you’ll be able to share only the data from you personal cloud that is needed to begin a relationship. As you feel more comfortable, if more data is needed, you will give permission for more data to be accessed. Beyond that, all of your data will be sealed behind layers of encryption in your personal cloud. As Johannes…

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