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Business at the speed of Pokemon

Business at the speed of Pokemon. Photo: Zanariah Salam,
Written by Mike Townsend

How will businesses large and small take advantage of what Brian Roemmele and Faisal Khan call “Pokemon Speed”?

In today’s Around the Coin, Brian Roemmele and Faisal Khan discuss the phenomenal rise of Pokémon Go, a game that has taken the world by a storm, despite being launched in only a handful of countries. They talk about how we’ve entered a new age of what we’re calling “Pokemon Speed”. How will businesses large and small take advantage of this? How will the incumbents turn their boats to face in the same direction where Pokémon Go is heading?

They discuss how it’s imperative to see (literally) what’s going on, and this can best be done by a tried and tested theory of Empirical Praxis – by observation! Getting out of the comfort zone and divorcing oneself from the company they work for, go out and see how the trends and patterns are taking shape.

In this new era, there is no standing still, for business is done at Pokémon Speed!

This podcast is reproduced with kind permission. Some minor changes may have been made to the text to reflect BankNXT style considerations, but the podcast itself is always unchanged. You can read more here. Photo: Zanariah Salam,

About the author

Mike Townsend

Mike Townsend started his career working as a design engineer at Brookstone in Singapore, then as a mechanical engineer at ITT Corporation in Los Angeles, designing radar systems for military grade UAVs. He is the founder of ZingCheckout and Flowtab, and remains very active in the payment industry.

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