“From MBA professor to IBM innovator to bestselling author, Richard Turrin is shaping Fintech and democratizing financial markets.”
This is one of the more personal articles written about me, and I quite enjoyed it! Thanks to Naqsh Haque for asking the big questions, some of which were personal.
“I literally arrived with two duffel bags, plopped them down and said, okay, I live in China now,” he says, chuckling.Rich
This interview had both a written article and a video.
The written article can be found: here
If you want to know more about me this is one of the best articles ever!
“I want to be good at it,” he asserts with the determination that characterizes every pivot in his career. This drive, to excel, to master the digital realm, spiraled into a weekly LinkedIn newsletter, where Richard’s words resonate with his 43,000 followers.Rich
Key moments in the podcast video:
0:30 “I am a model citizen for having many careers. We all have to look at the concept that our careers aren’t going to be a linear path anymore, and there will be iterations of you, whoever you want to be.”
“We are all going to have multiple careers, and we have to expect career changes, don’t define yourself by a single job and get the sense of being lost if it changes.”
“My career changes were all born of adversity and forced job changes.
4:45 “No one calls their mother and says: ‘I want to be a social media influencer, are you proud of me?'”
8:50 If you think you’re cashless with Apple or Google Pay, it’s you’re not. It’s not the same as a super-app experience.
10:50 Digital yuan and financial inclusion!
14:00 Central banks aren’t looking at implementing monetary policy through CBDC, no negative rates.
16:50 Financial inclusion in China.
24:20 The look on people’s face when they are astounded by new technology. Digital tech is aspirational.
27:00 Why I am a tireless advocate for inclusion.
30:00 Why Visa and MC are losing SE Asia
33:00 When digital payments go bad. Loans can be very bad!
35:00 What I hope doesn’t happen with AI is that we get buried with chatbots. Voice is the OS for banking and money!
40:00 Your digital wallet will talk to you and become your coach, and it is critical for inclusion and the illiterate.
41:00 I have a fundamental belief that tech can make our world a better place.
42:55 My mom always said I never wanted to lose an argument!
43:25 What social media will teach you! Clarity of thought!! It is a tool for learning how to communicate!
48:45 Be digital; that’s what I told my nephew!
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