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Goodbye and Hi There

Goodbye and Hi There

My professional career started in 1984 at Price Waterhouse during my senior college year at METU in Ankara. Perhaps the only break I had to date had been my MBA studies in Boston. Even then I worked as a research assistant, had my masters and more...

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Mr. Victor Shiner and My Wallets

Victor is a great friend of mine. He lived in The Netherlands for more than 10 years. He travelled the world when he was young. Unlike me and lucky for him, he had nothing to do with banking, he was in fashion and retailing business (which already...

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Nimble, Pay Watches and Timing

The other day I was showing my wife the great e-commerce platform we built at BBVA for small and medium-size merchants in Spain called Nimble. She looked at it and simply said “I’ve done it 15 years ago”. In fact she was the founder CEO of an e...

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Time

My dad was a wise man. He had many quotes that I still use today. One of such wisdom was this: “Time is the only democratic resource given to mankind.” He meant that all of us, however rich or poor, young or old, man or woman, a CEO or a shepherd...

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Vee….; 2014’ün en yenilikçi kart ürünü ????

A neden bulamadınız? Keşke seçenekler arasında zorlansaydık değil mi? Ama yok ne yazık ki. Yeni heyecan verici ürün yok. Peki ne oldu inovasyon merkezi Türkiye’ye birdenbire??? “E regülasyon oldu” dersek yanlış olmaz herhalde ve de birdenbire değil...

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How far is Mexico from Turkey?

Well, it is so far, there is not even a direct flight yet. In spite of the fact that Turkish Airlines brags about flying more countries than any other airline and flies all the way down to Buenos Aires, there is no direct flight between a country of...

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Apple Pays or not?

Was September 9, 2014 a good day for payment systems? Just as everybody was saying digital wallets are dead in the US, Apple comes with this announcement of its own payment solution. If you haven’t watched the keynote you can watch it here. But...

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