There was so much to talk about in the first interview that Baldwin and Matt asked JB Beckett to grace the podcast a second time.
For those who missed the first interview, JB is the author of #New Fund Order and a very articulate veteran of the fund scene.
In this interview, JB talks about what prompted him to write #New Fund Order, and about fintech and AI.
A summary of some of JB’s comments:
–He wrote most of the first draft of #NFO in a single week of feverish activity.
–Running a fund is neither art nor science, it is “fuzzy logic” and plenty of subjective judgement. We are human beings trying to make money for other human beings and for ourselves in the process.
–Fund companies might actually be inhibiting fintech progress, or maybe not. They don’t seem to be so sure themselves.
–Smartphones, and the companies that produce them, bring more disruption potential to the financial services industry than people in the industry seem to realize.
Thank you for your time JB, it was a great pleasure to have you back.
About Baldwin Berges
Baldwin has been active in the investment industry for more than 20 years. His specialty is all about positioning investment opportunities so they are easy to understand and developing strategies and systems to convert more opportunities into business during long sales cycles.
About Matt Krause
Matt began his professional life managing inventory levels for wholesale import companies and forecasting labor costs for national retail chains. Since 2006, he has been teaching professionals how to present themselves and their companies better. His clients work for companies like Citibank, Allianz, 3M, P&G, and Deloitte.
About Matt Krause
Matt began his professional life as an import buyer, and since 2006 has been teaching companies how to connect with their investors and clients better. His clients work in Istanbul, London, and Madrid for companies like Allianz, 3M, P&G, Citibank, and Reckitt Benckiser. He also walked across Turkey and wrote a book about it.