Taking cue from retail will certain spur innovation in financial services. Retailers are learning how to cross sell using analytics related data - The GAP pulled off one of its biggest quarter earning reports a year or so ago because it figured out how to cross sell its brands at the checkout. Monitoring the techniques may help financial services cross sell its services in a similar fashion. Great video!
It may be impossible to predict the perfect bracket, but these academics have managed to predict perfectly the "at large" bids that were included in the March Madness NCAA college basketball tournament this year and with 96% accuracy over the last 6 years.