The Serial Intrapreneur series from Breaking Banks is about the leaders who battle the status quo inside their own companies to innovate and drive change. We are so pleased to introduce the newest podcast in Provoke Media, the parent company of Breaking Banks, hosted by JP Nicols.
JP has been consulting and watching the innovation in fintech for a long time, and he knows the the hardest innovation can be transforming a giant company from within. The effort of those inside these stalwarts to move ahead, even cannibalising some of their current cash cows in order to make room for the real technologies and services of tomorrow can be brutal, frustrating and thankless work. As JP says in the intro, the “business prevention departments” always seem to inoculate against healthy change until it’s too late. He wanted to tell the story of those working within.
This is episode one, where he talks to intrapreneur-gone-entrepreneur Anne Boden, CEO of Starling Bank. Their conversation is a “do not miss” for the fintech world.
“I realised that a lot of the things I was convinced about were right, was actually wrong,” says Anne. “I was so convinced I knew all about running technology, all about governance, you know … I knew an awful lot. But most of that was wrong! I started working with some fintechs, and they taught me far more than I taught them.”
– 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. Listen to more here. Photo by Dmitri Popov on Unsplash.