Guest Post: Second Quarter Economic Update by Dorothy Jaworski

July 21, 2011 | Jeff For Banks

2011 started with so much economic promise. Jobs were being created, stock markets were rising. Interest rates were rising quickly too, in anticipation of strong economic growth. Then, oil and […]

How do you feel about a 30% capital ratio?

July 16, 2011 | Jeff For Banks

I try to keep myself abreast of the significant changes within the banking industry so I can perform research, form a reasonable opinion, and advise my clients. But some industry […]

The coming bank consolidation… but not why you might think.

May 21, 2011 | Jeff For Banks

If I had a nickel for every time an investment banker predicted the mass consolidation of our industry I could buy a free round to all attendees at next month’s […]

Product Profitability Anyone? The JFB Pro-Growth Matrix

April 9, 2011 | Jeff For Banks

A bank attorney spoke at a recent Financial Managers’ Society (FMS) meeting that I attended. His topic: Leadership. His thesis: Analytics should be the basis for strategic decision making. He […]

Book Report: The Lords of Strategy by Walter Kiechel III

March 26, 2011 | Jeff For Banks

B+ This book, written by a journalist and former editor of Fortune magazine and editorial director of Harvard Business Publishing, tracks the growth and philosophical evolution of strategy. It focuses […]