Honoured and amazed…

The Top 10 People of 2009As I was getting ready for work this morning, I looked at my computer a little bleary-eyed and saw this tweet from Jeff Stephens. It was a nice way to start the day.

A few weeks back, Bank Technology News told me I had been named one of the top 10 innovators of 2009. I was humbled, kind of in disbelief, honoured and thrilled.

Today, they published The Top 10 People of 2009. I netted out in the coveted number 2-3-4 spot, along with Aaron Patzer of mint.com and Jeff Carter, CEO of azigo.com and co-founder of the Center for Future Banking at MIT’s Media Lab.

Bank Technology News wrangled us together on a conference call and published this story: Where Innovation Is, and Isn’t, in Retail Banking.

So, I guess this constitutes a good day…

15 thoughts on “Honoured and amazed…

  1. Aaron Campbell {?}

    my main reaction to this news was "duh!".
    When I first heard you talk about your work in the banking industry, especially as it pertained to community reinvestment, I knew you were going to innovate the crap out of it. Keep doing what you're doing, it's clearly working for you (and the world). Happy New Year, and Mazel Stoves.


  2. What an excellent endorsement of your talent William. Congrats! Well deserved!

  3. I'm remembering long lunches long ago and talking of meaning; and me knowing that you had things that mattered – to share with others – no matter what you did. Well done!

  4. Wow, Michel, that is very, very kind of you.

  5. Congratulations William! If the frequency of how much I talk about you is any indication, the award is highly deserved! Well done!

  6. Wow, two comments from two great Michaels in a row.

    I miss you both, thanks for your comments!

  7. Congrats William – that is fantastic news to read! I also enjoyed your comments in BTN. Glad all is still going well for you at Vancity.

    My best,

    Michael Neil

  8. Great news William! Well deserved. I miss hanging out with you since I left the banking industry.

    Hope to see you soo.

  9. Thanks Simon and Tamara! So nice to get your comments here!

  10. William:

    What a fantastic recognition for your vision and talent! I am delighted to have you as a colleague at Vancity and can't wait to put your innovation vision to work.

    Congratulations again,


  11. First off, congrats on a very cool honour! The conference call gave lots of food for thought…especially around the notion of traditional branch banking and a movement towards partnerships with those that get it and those that don't.

  12. Thanks David and Tim!

    Elio, so great to get a comment from you here! Thanks so much!

  13. William, this is good news-Congrats. You definitely do great work.

  14. Wow. Congratulations William!

  15. Congrats William – a good day indeed!

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