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Not Your Normal InsureTech Happy Hour

10/12/2018
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On the road at InsureTech Connect 2018 in Las Vegas. We discuss the conference, insuretech trends, and our takeaways from this massive industry event.

Duration:00:34:15

When Disaster Strikes

9/28/2018
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Disasters are a great time for insurance agents to show their value by helping their clients. We talk about how agents can do that. Also, we talk about how the insurance industry is great for a long-term career. 7 Ways to Help Clients Survive Hurricanes (and Other Disasters) (https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2018/09/12/500875.htm) Isaac's Storm by Erik Larson (https://www.amazon.com/Isaacs-Storm-Deadliest-Hurricane-History/dp/0375708278)

Duration:00:34:07

Millennials & Insurance: Part 2

8/31/2018
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Millennials will eclipse the baby boomers as the largest living generation. The insurance industry needs to start changing to meet the needs of this group. In this second part, we discuss the key findings of the white paper from Cake & Arrow on values and priorities of millennials. Download white paper from Cake & Arrow... Insurance & Millennials: A Coming of Age (http://go.cakeandarrow.com/insurance-and-millennials-a-coming-of-age)

Duration:00:54:36

Millennials & Insurance: Part 1

8/24/2018
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Millennials will eclipse the baby boomers as the largest living generation. The insurance industry needs to start changing to meet the needs of this group. In the first episode of two about millennials and insurance, we discuss millennial myths and how the industry communicates with the generation.

Duration:00:40:23

Can a Person Be a Brand?

8/17/2018
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Can a person be a brand? We have opinions. In other #InsuranceHappyHour news, we're now on Spotify!

Duration:00:32:54

Episode 18: The Privacy of Your DNA

8/10/2018
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When you submit your DNA to a genetic-testing company, should the data remain private? Or, should those companies be allowed to share your data with insurance companies, employers or government agencies? Concerns Mount over Data Privacy Guidelines Set by Genetic-Testing Companies (https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2018/08/03/497037.htm) How DNA Testing Botched My Family's Heritage, and Probably Yours, Too...

Duration:00:39:23

The Scary World of Cybersecurity

8/3/2018
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Sixty-two percent of agencies are concerned or very concerned about cybersecurity. In this episode, we talk about the cybersecurity portion of the Insurance Digital Transformation survey. Plus, we discuss the top insurance brands according to YouGov's rankings, and Laird has a bone to pick with Becky. Insurance Digital Transformation Survey (http://files.constantcontact.com/0c8a5a2d401/6206587c-8e6d-4248-af01-de4bdf5dcc57.pdf) Insurance Digital Revolution...

Duration:00:39:24

The Digital Transformation

7/13/2018
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According to a recent survey, 95 percent of agents see technology as important or very important to their success. In this episode, we unpack some of the findings of the Insurance Digital Transformation survey. Plus, we talk more about 'find your passion' as career advice. Insurance Digital Transformation Survey (http://files.constantcontact.com/0c8a5a2d401/6206587c-8e6d-4248-af01-de4bdf5dcc57.pdf) Insurance Digital Revolution (https://www.insurancedigitalrevolution.org/) 'Find Your Passion'...

Duration:00:41:07

Lemonade's Policy 2.0 (with our first guest Joey Giangola!)

7/6/2018
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We discuss Lemonade's Policy 2.0 with our first special guest Joey Giangola. Plus, we talk to Joey more about #Elevate18 and he shares his thoughts on #InsuranceHappyHour. Lemonade Proposes Open Source Insurance Policy for All to Change, Adopt (https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2018/05/21/489871.htm) Special Guest: Joey Giangola.

Duration:00:41:23

On the Road at #Elevate18

6/29/2018
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We were on the road this week and recorded at Agency Nation/TrustedChoice.com's conference Elevate. Also, we discuss how marketing is an investment and what to do instead of cutting marketing when money gets tight. Elevate (https://www.elevateconference.com/) The Safeco lead source board at Elevate https://www.getitc.com/emailmarketing/customercommunications/images/safeco-lead-source-board.jpg

Duration:00:42:18

Signs an InsureTech Will Fail

6/22/2018
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We discuss the signs of why an insuretech startup might fail and how they can succeed. Hey InsurTechs: Here's why you will likely fail (https://www.propertycasualty360.com/2018/06/08/hey-insurtechs-heres-why-you-will-likely-fail/) Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup (https://www.amazon.com/Bad-Blood-Secrets-Silicon-Startup/dp/152473165X/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1529520390&sr=8-2&keywords=bad+blood) Will you be at Elevate 2018? Let us know (@lrixford...

Duration:00:42:28

Having the Right, Ethical Focus

6/15/2018
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We need to remember as an industry who we're serving. It's the clients. It's the clients who have and want choice. We discuss ethics in the industry and how consumers should be the only group we as an industry serve. That plus, do you find a job to fit your passion? Or, do you find passion in your job? Insurance's Flawed Business Model (http://insurancethoughtleadership.com/insurances-flawed-business-model/) What to Eat in the Texas Suburbs...

Duration:00:43:50

Getting Our Groove Back

6/8/2018
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In this week's episode, Becky and Laird discuss ITC's major equity investment from the private equity firm Accel-KKR and what has us excited about ITC's future. We also discuss the industry's opportunity for change. ITC Receives Majority Equity Investment from Accel-KKR (https://www.getitc.com/release/2018/04/04/itc-receives-majority-equity-investment-from-accel-kkr#.WxqaU4onaHs)

Duration:00:40:27

Is Insurance Ready for Virtual Reality? Is the World?

3/23/2018
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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.

Duration:00:38:04

Did Beyoncé Give Lemonade the Business?

3/16/2018
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Special Guest: Phillip Long.

Duration:00:30:17

Joining the Insurance Industry as a Millennial

3/9/2018
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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.

Duration:00:30:20

Why We Started a Podcast

3/2/2018
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"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...

Duration:00:32:41

Open Access to Data is Critical

2/23/2018
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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/)

Duration:00:30:26

Working in the Insurance Industry

2/16/2018
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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...

Duration:00:31:25

Trusting Autonomous Cars

2/9/2018
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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

Duration:00:21:00