Exchange Invest Weekend: 18th Dec.

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On this day in 2003, The NYSE named John Thain, president of Goldman Sachs, as CEO.

In BigWorld

From Exchange Invest 2233: 16th, December 2021: Thursday

America Is Finally Getting Wise To How Bad A Deal College Can Be

New York Post

PLY: Being generally underwhelmed by the mediocre groupthink which is bestowed by college on many (more blob-centric blunt force trauma to the brain than thinking expander per se), it surprises me not that there’s a big market failure out there in the expensive dogma styling itself as ‘education.’ Why bother spending 3 years and a six-figure sum (most ending up as debt) to get out of Gamma-Delta-Omicron frat-ority only to find the nerdy kid who spent hours on Coursera for free for next to no dollars, is already a long way up the earning ladder?

This specific story is a month old but this is a megatrend — the outmoded university system is utterly unfit for purpose in the USA, UK and Europe… Thus US student enrollment is unsurprisingly down 6.5% in 2 years.



Wednesday, December 22nd: 1700 UK, 1800 CET, 1200 EST

“This is a Women’s World”

Time for an engaging Women On IT episode ahead of Christmas. University of Iceland Professor, Gunnar Stefansson, Veteran Marketing and Brand expert, Marcos Bravo and PLY will be answering questions that otherwise only women are asked…

The purpose of this episode is not only to entertain but most of all educate about bias and ways to navigate through “the men’s world.”






Season 9: Episode 1 — IPO-VID Livestream 049

IPOVID Guest: Jos Schmitt

Tuesday, December 14th: 1800 UK, 1900 CET, 1300 EST

“Jos Schmitt: Serial Exchange Entrepreneur”

Jos Schmitt is Co-Founder, President & CEO of the NEO Group of companies, a FinTech organization that includes the NEO Stock Exchange as well as a technology arm providing a multi-asset distribution platform for mutual funds and private offerings.

Prior to the NEO Group, Jos formed together with a number of blue-chip financial institutions the Alpha Group serving as President/CEO, including the Alpha Stock Exchange. This followed his role as EVP Head of the Americas and Global Head of Capital Markets for a global professional services company focused on the financial services industry.

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In IPO-VID Episode 26: I was joined by the Chairman of Satswana Ltd., Colin Howard discussing “Innovation, data and the sovereign individual”- enjoy!

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Tadawul make a strong debut as Abu Dhabi Stock Exchange and Dubai Financial Market announced plans to be fully Monday to Friday, five days a week from the New Year.

Over in Hong Kong senior regulator, Ashley Alder is seeking a “Carbon Connect“ and the unified Vietnam Exchange (VNX) launched in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh, as Nigeria’s CCP Clearing House also got underway.

The Exchange Invest Weekly Podcast 125

Victory Or Death

20 years on from the first fintech bestseller “Capital Market Revolution!”… “Victory Or Death” is a must-read book for anyone interested in the intersection of Blockchain, Cryptocurrency and FinTech as part of the whole future of finance.

Available worldwide.

Macro Thoughts

Longer Weekends Are The Next Economic Battleground


PLY: Meanwhile in the UK, Lloyds Bank is under union pressure to follow challenger bank Atom with a 4 day week and the Scottish government (a haven of mad socialism and awful state service) is looking at a test of 4 day per week working.

China — still at 7, maybe 6…


Looks like the biggest casualty of the omicron variant may yet be Boris Johnson — not in life terms but certainly killing his term as the “Got Brexit Done and nothing else” PM.

Of Interest

Invisible Eurozone Liabilities Require Action By Global Financial Regulators

Brexit Watch

How to Buy Virtual Land In The Metaverse: A Beginner’s Guide

Crypto News

PLY: Second Life deja vu?

SCMA Launches New Rules Providing For E-Docs And Expedited Procedures

Seatrade Maritime

Last Word

Catch up Monday for Exchange Invest 2236…

the future continues in the water cooler for the bourse business…





Entrepreneur, Investor, Author. #Exchanges #Fintech #Startups #Motorsport Emerging Markets. CoFounder @Exchange_Invest @HanzaTrade @MissionToRun @YMarkets

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Entrepreneur, Investor, Author. #Exchanges #Fintech #Startups #Motorsport Emerging Markets. CoFounder @Exchange_Invest @HanzaTrade @MissionToRun @YMarkets

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