Wednesday, August 8, 2012

The Future of Prepaid List: 25 Books to Read Now

There is no doubt the nature and landscape of the Prepaid industry as a whole is changing. Below is a list of books we have compiled that could foster a discourse on what lays ahead for the entire prepaid marketplace. Enjoy!

The Future of Prepaid List: 25 Books to Read Now

  1. Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures as the World's Most Wanted Hacker by Kevin Mitnick, Steve Wozniak (Foreword), William L. Simon, 2011 [Go]
  2. The SmartPhone Wallet: Understanding the Disruption Ahead by David W. Schropfer, 2010 [Go]
  3. Insufficient Funds: Savings, Assets, Credit, and Banking Among Low-Income Households by Rebecca M. Blank, Michael S. Barr, 2011 [Go]
  4. The Mobile Wave: How Mobile Intelligence Will Change Everything by Michael Saylor, 2012 [Go]
  5. Resilience: Why Things Bounce Back by Andrew Zolli, 2012 [Go]
  6. Social Business By Design: Transformative Social Media Strategies for the Connected Company by Dion Hinchcliffe, Peter Kim, Jeff Dachis, 2012, [Go]
  7. BRICs and Beyond: Lessons on Emerging Markets by Stephanie Jones, 2012, [Go]
  8. The Death of the Internet by Markus Jakobsson, 2012 [Go]
  9. The Financial Services Marketing Handbook: Tactics and Techniques That Produce Results by Evelyn Ehrlich PhD, Duke Fanelli, 2012 [Go]
  10. Interop: The Promise and Perils of Highly Interconnected Systems by John Palfrey, 2012 [Go]
  11. The Value Path: Embedding Innovation in Everyday Business When the Customer Makes the Rules by Peter G.W. Keen, Ronald O. Williams, 2012 [Go]
  12. Auditing Social Media: A Governance and Risk Guide by Peter R. Scott, J. Mike Jacka, 2011 [Go]
  13. Moving Illegal Proceeds: Challenges Exist in the Federal Government's Effort to Stem Cross-Border Currency Smuggling by United States Government Accountability Office, 2012 [Go]
  14. Innovation Reinvented: Six Games that Drive Growth by Roger Miller, Marcel Côte, 2012 [Go]
  15. The End of Money: Counterfeiters, Preachers, Techies, Dreamers--and the Coming Cashless Society by David Wolman, 2012 [Go]
  16. The Remittance Market in India: Opportunities, Challenges, and Policy Options by Gabi G. Afram, 2012 [Go]
  17. The End of Business As Usual: Rewire the Way You Work to Succeed in the Consumer Revolution by Brian Solis, 2011 [Go]
  18. No Slack: The Financial Lives of Low-Income Americans by Michael S. Barr, 2012 [Go]
  19. Likeable Social Media: How to Delight Your Customers, Create an Irresistible Brand, and Be Generally Amazing on Facebook (And Other Social Networks) by Dave Kerpen, 2011 [Go]
  20. Protecting Mobile Money against Financial Crimes: Global Policy Challenges and Solutions by Pierre-Laurent Chatain, Andrew Zerzan, Wameek Noor, Najah Dannaoui, Louis de Koker, 2011 [Go]
  21. High-Tech, High-Touch Customer Service: Inspire Timeless Loyalty in the Demanding New World of Social Commerce by Micah Solomon, 2012 [Go]
  22. Migration and Remittances during the Global Financial Crisis and Beyond by Ibrahim Sirkeci, Jeffrey H. Cohen, Dilip Ratha, 2012 [Go]
  23. The future of payment systems: A case study on digiPROOF, a fingerprint based payment solution by Markus Mayer, 2012, [Go]
  24. Kingpin: How One Hacker Took Over the Billion-Dollar Cybercrime Underground by Kevin Poulsen, 2012, [Go]
  25. Outrageous Fortunes: The Twelve Surprising Trends That Will Reshape the Global Economy by Daniel Altman, 2012, [Go]
Which book would you add?

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About the Author

Valerie M. Russo is a Senior Social Media Strategist at IIR USA and Managing Editor of the Prepaid Expo Blog. She has worked in media positions at Hachette Book Group, Aol, and Thomson Reuters and has an anthropology and brand-building background. She is also published poet and maintains a literary blog. She will be live blogging during Prepaid Expo 2013, taking place March 4-6, 2013, in Orlando, Florida and hopes to meet you there. She may be reached at Follow her @Literanista.

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