Here are the sessions I am looking forward to over the next three days at the ABA Wealth Management Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona. I’ll be back here next week with observations and potential implications on the intersection of leadership, advice an technology. Let me know if you’re going! 1) Financial Services in a Mobile World […]
Open Forum: What is the Disruptive Potential of “mWealth”?
A recent article in Fast Company magazine (As Smartphones Get Smarter, You May Get Healthier: How mHealth Can Bring Cheaper Health Care To All) described how the technology in today’s smartphones are and could be used in modern healthcare (ultrasounds on the screens, HD cameras for cancer screening, accelerometers to guide physical therapy, microphones as […]
…and They Don’t Hire Advisors Very Well Either
In my February 25th post They Can Always Spend More… I referenced several massive financial failures of the rich and famous. Forbes continued the hit parade yesterday in Robert Laura’s article What Broke Athletes And Celebrities Can Teach Retirees: The statistics are startling: Sports Illustrated estimates that 78% of former National Football League players are […]
How Sticky Are Your Relationships?
It’s Valentine’s Day– have you told your clients lately how much you love them? Yes, it’s already February the 14th, and you know what that means. Gentlemen, it’s the day to leave the office early to pick up some cellophane-wrapped flowers from the grocery store and grumble about the picked-over selection of torn cards and […]
Remember When Laptops Revolutionized Financial Services?
Me neither. Today’s coolest tablets won’t either if they don’t enrich the advisor-client relationship. Many firms have pursued technology for its own sake, and some firms still have deeply engaged, profitable clients despite a shocking lack of sophistication. The real magic happens when technology enhances and enables the advisor-client conversation to uncover unmet and unstated needs […]