Mar 29, 2017
Just about every quarter over the past five years, a variation on a theme appears in the national news: Canada’s big five banks posted another period of record profit. And just about every time, the story follows the same frame: industry insiders warning that the good times won’t last very long, a...
Jun 15, 2016
There is a kind of comfort that one can find in a familiar story, retold. When you know the story arc, and you can anticipate what happens next, you can glean the most important lessons, unbothered by details flying at you that you didn't expect. Indeed, even Jesus taught his religion in this way....
May 25, 2016
Kiwibank rolled into New Zealand in 2002 following a relentless campaign spearheaded by then deputy prime minister Jim Anderton. Promoted as a "bank for the people," its impressive marketing campaign appealed to New Zealanders' sense of nationhood, and has since translated into the bank's...