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IPA Payments Pod

May 16, 2023

Can a book written in the 1500s teach us anything about the modern payments industry? 

That is the question the IPA team is tackling with our latest book club reading, “The Prince” by Nicolo Machiavelli. Originally written as a guide to power for political leaders battling over city states in renaissance Italy, the book has been on the reading lists of politicians, business leaders, and academics over the past 500 years.  

In this episode, Brian Tate, the IPA’s CEO, and Chris Stromberg, the director of government relations, look at the book through a modern lens and see what lessons it might have to offer to anyone looking to wield power today. They also examine whether or not political and business principles intersect.   

The IPA thanks our member sponsor, Netspend, for helping to make this show possible.  

This podcast was recorded on May 3, 2023. Things may have changed by the time you hear it.