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Episode 10: Is Insurance Ready for Virtual Reality? Is the World?
With the release of Ready Player One upcoming, Justin and Laird talk about how virtual reality could impact the insurance industry. If at all. Follow down the rabbit hole as we take a multi-generational view of technology now and into the future. Ready Player One Trailer (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSp1dM2Vj48) A Perfect Circle - Disillusioned (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIsH686xWl0) Special Guest: Justin Costa.
Episode 9: Did Beyoncé Give Lemonade the Business?
Special Guest: Phillip Long.
Episode 8: Joining the Insurance Industry as a Millennial
How does a millennial even get a start in the insurance industry? Join Laird and guest host Heather Cherry as they discuss how one millennial got their start in insurance, email marketing (https://www.getitc.com/products/automated-agency-marketing/), office pet peeves, and ASMR (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autonomous_sensory_meridian_response). Special Guest: Heather Cherry.
Episode 7: Why We Started a Podcast
"People don't buy gadgets. People buy beliefs." We discuss this Elon Musk quote and dive deeper into why we started the Insurance Happy Hour podcast. We buy belief in our own human potential (https://mailchi.mp/gapingvoid/people-buy-beliefs?e=0a25c9a927) gapingvoid (https://www.gapingvoid.com/) Some of the gapingvoid prints in the ITC office: life is too short not to do something that matters https://www.getitc.com/emailmarketing/customercommunications/images/gapingvoid1.jpg Sometimes...
Episode 6: Open Access to Data is Critical
What's going to happen with agents in 2018? We discuss five predictions for agents this year and whether we agree or not. 2018: 5 Predictions for Agents (http://insurancethoughtleadership.com/2018-5-predictions-for-agents/)
Episode 5: Working in the Insurance Industry
Considering that the average age of an insurance agent is 59 and that only 4% of millennials see the insurance industry as a career option, we have work to do to promote the benefits of working in the insurance industry. Drunk driving suspect on Bay Bridge says Tesla was on auto-pilot (http://abc7news.com/chp-drunk-driving-suspect-on-bay-bridge-says-tesla-was-on-auto-pilot/2969860/) February is insurance careers month...
Episode 4: Trusting Autonomous Cars
Would you trust an autonomous car? In this episode we talk about autonomous cars and Laird's "research" project. Big Brother on wheels: Why your car company may know more about you than your spouse - https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/innovations/wp/2018/01/15/big-brother-on-wheels-why-your-car-company-may-know-more-about-you-than-your-spouse
Episode 3: Insurance is About Data
In this episode, we talk about insurance carriers, data, and how they can use it better. Plus, find out what visionary Laird admires most and how Becky became an independent insurance agent customer. Bot playing Mario Bros (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qv6UVOQ0F44) Why AI Will Eat Insurance and How (http://insurancethoughtleadership.com/why-ai-will-eat-insurance-and-how/) Clearsurance names top auto, home and renters insurance carriers for 2018...
Episode 2: Crushing It Is Relative
What were the insuretech companies doing in 2017? Laird talks about independent insurance agents and the insuretech movement. Plus, what agents shouldn't see as a lifeboat from rising insuretech competition and what Becky is excited about for 2018. Wendy's slams McDonald's over failed Black Friday tweet (https://www.today.com/food/wendy-s-slams-mcdonald-s-over-failed-black-friday-tweet-t119262) Wendy's 1984 commercial "Where's the Beef?"...
Episode 1: Five Auto Insurance Trends to Watch in 2018
In the pilot episode of Insurance Happy Hour, we talk about five trends to watch in auto insurance this year. Plus, what Laird doesn’t want his auto insurance company to know and what trend Becky thinks will have the biggest impact on auto insurance. Telematics CEO: 5 Trends to Watch in 2018 in Auto Insurance (https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2018/01/05/475870.htm)