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A collection of observations, ruminations, predictions and random thoughts from Cornerstone Advisors

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The 5 Priorities in the Card-Not-Present Battleground

While bankers may be a bit fatigued this year by articles about payments, the more enlightened...

Don’t Be a Cold Fish

Ladies & Gentlemen, What you are about to hear is based on a true story of two mid-size banks, but...

5 Things Somebody in the Bank Better Know

“There are only two kinds of people who are really fascinating: people who know absolutely...

Blowing Up the Useless Senior Management Meeting

To all banking executives across the land, I have a news flash: your recurring senior management...

Does Your Bank Test and Learn?

There is a simple fact that is critically undermining most strategic plans in our industry today:...

M&A Math: When 1+1 < 2

A number of industry studies conducted over the years have concluded that the majority of merger...

Is the ‘Branch of the Future’ Here?

“The person who doesn’t scatter the morning dew will not comb grey hairs.” -Hunter S. Thompson

The Real Bank 2.0: Preparing for the Future of Banking the Gonzo Way

A few months back I was leading a strategic planning session for a client and had the pleasure of...

5 Tips for Becoming a Process-Driven Organization

So here we are, half-way into 2011 and everyone is staring down the end of the barrel for meeting...