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3 Things Your Business Must Learn From Apple Card

Assuming your residence is not directly below a giant rock…you know that Apple has recently announced many exciting new endeavors, including Apple TV+, Apple News+, Apple Arcade and (of course) Apple Card. Any Apple announcement is a big deal, which is why I dedicated an entire episode to all the Apple Announcements on the podcast. Because I know Apple Card is a gigantic deal for all the financial institutions out there (read: many of my clients and friends) there was a particular focus on that in the episode. However, your business can and should learn these three things from the Apple Announcements. 1) Framing Wins The Day So, here’s the deal. There isn’t much that is particularly unique about Apple[….]

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Branding, Judgement, and the Luxury of a Mask

The Masked Singer had its finale and the top three celebrity contestants were (finally!) revealed: Gladys Knight, Donny Osmond, and T-Pain. This is not the first time a competition has used anonymity and blocked out the senses to help contestants have a “fair” shot. NBC’s The Voice has some obvious similarities. So, what makes The Masked Singer different, and what is the lesson every business should be gleaning from the show? Let me start by introducing how the brain works and how The Masked Singer used these concepts to its advantage. Judging Brain The human brain is quick to judge – the subconscious constantly scans its environment for information (approximately 11 million bits per second). There is a lot of[….]

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The Problem With Valentine’s Day

My husband didn’t buy me flowers for Valentine’s Day this year, and I couldn’t be happier. He did many other things (booked me a fabulous massage package, signed us up for a wine and painting event, made me breakfast) but he chose not to buy me flowers because they are more than double the price this time of year. I understand traditional economics/supply and demand, so I support his decision. One reason I am ok with this is because he buys me flowers all year round – even when there is no occasion (I promise I am not bragging…there is a point to this). Many complain about Valentine’s Day because of the expectation around the event. They might feel the[….]

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