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Bank to the Future: Protect Your Future Before Governments Go Bust

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We are in a time like no other. Those who play the game by the new rules understand that seven highly disruptive new technologies are changing the rules of work. Those who understand the rules of money and finance also know that we are sitting on a debt trap that is proving increasingly hard to finance. They are preparing now. So can you. We are also living in a time when ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published February 29th 2012 by Searching Finance Ltd
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Martin Yau
Nov 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I bought this book because I wanted to find out Simon's views on the future of banking & finance and the economy in general.

We definitely know that the economy is not in good shape right now when Sir Mervyn King, former Governor of the Bank of England, stated that 'Of all the many ways of organising banking, the worst is the one we have today.'

I bet that not too many people know that any private bank can create money electronically.

Even though the average person may not take a deep interest in e
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Kerem
Jan 22, 2021 rated it really liked it
It is a light, nontechnical and informative book about how the current corrupted financial system works and how a number of disruptive technologies (from internet and social media to crowdfunding and microfinance) are impacting this. Dixon avoids technical jargon for almost entirely so it is very accessible to anyone. There's also quite a bit of history on money and finance, which provides a better understanding on how we got here. Future scenarios are always tricky and one might say Dixon is of ...more
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