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Tune in to hear the thinkers, creators and storytellers at shark&minnow discuss emerging trends in business, marketing, design and culture. shark&minnow is a strategy and design consultancy that makes the complex simple.

    Reissue: A Christmas Gift For You From shark&minnow

    Reissue: A Christmas Gift For You From shark&minnow

    In this episode, the thinkers, creators and storytellers at shark&minnow revisit Episode 6 “On Dancer, On Prancer, On Sunscreen…It’s Christmas in July” from 2017 and discuss holiday retail trends and conduct a special interview with the Curator of A Christmas Story House & Museum.



    Open Swim is a podcast that explores emerging trends in business, marketing, design and culture. Open Swim is brought to you by shark&minnow, a strategy and design consultancy that makes the complex simple. Find us on the web at www.sharkandminnow.com and on Twitter and Instagram we are @sharkandminnow Sign up for our newsletter to receive alerts about new episodes and more. Email us with comments and questions at openswim@sharkandminnow.com



    Audio & Music Credits:

    “Jingle Bell Rock” by Bobby Helms

    "Feliz Navidad" by José Feliciano

    "Leg Lamp” from A Christmas Story

    “White Christmas” by Bing Crosby

    "Triple Dog Dare" from A Christmas Story

    “Last Christmas” by Wham!

    "A Charlie Brown Christmas” by Vince Guaraldi Trio

    "You’re Going to Need a Bigger Boat" from Jaws

    "All I Want For Christmas Is You” by Mariah Carey

    Conscious Streaming

    Conscious Streaming

    In this episode, the thinkers, creators and storytellers at shark&minnow investigate the streaming wars between Netflix, Amazon Prime, Disney+, Hulu and Apple TV+ and share predictions for the future.



    Open Swim is a podcast that explores emerging trends in business, marketing, design and culture. Open Swim is brought to you by shark&minnow, a strategy and design consultancy that makes the complex simple. Find us on the web at www.sharkandminnow.com and on Twitter and Instagram we are @sharkandminnow Sign up for our newsletter to receive alerts about new episodes and more. Email us with comments and questions at openswim@sharkandminnow.com

    Fear of a Recession

    Fear of a Recession

    In this episode, the thinkers, creators and storytellers at shark&minnow investigate the current state of the US economy and how to prepare the country for the next recession. This episode also features Michal Marcus, Executive Director of HLFA of Northeast Ohio, a 501(c)3 non-profit that has provided interest-free loans since 1904.



    Open Swim is a podcast that explores emerging trends in business, marketing, design and culture. Open Swim is brought to you by shark&minnow, a strategy and design consultancy that makes the complex simple. Find us on the web at www.sharkandminnow.com and on Twitter and Instagram we are @sharkandminnow Sign up for our newsletter to get new episodes and more. Email us with comments and questions at openswim@sharkandminnow.com

    Looming Trade Wars & Rebuilding American Infrastructure

    Looming Trade Wars & Rebuilding American Infrastructure

    In this episode, the thinkers, creators and storytellers at shark&minnow investigate the transportation industry and discuss the effects of tariffs on global trade, importance of infrastructure and economic impact of Great Lakes Seaway shipping.



    Open Swim is a podcast that explores emerging trends in business, marketing, design and culture. Open Swim is brought to you by shark&minnow, a strategy and design consultancy that makes the complex simple. Find us on the web at www.sharkandminnow.com and on Twitter and Instagram we are @sharkandminnow Sign up for our newsletter to get new episodes and more. Email us with comments and questions at openswim@sharkandminnow.com

    Design: A Catalyst for Cultural Change

    Design: A Catalyst for Cultural Change

    In this episode, the thinkers, creators and storytellers at shark&minnow discuss the re-emergence of creativity online, the value of design, designing for disability and why the business world needs design.



    Open Swim is a podcast that explores emerging trends in business, marketing, design and culture. Open Swim is brought to you by shark&minnow, a strategy and design consultancy that makes the complex simple. Find us on the web at www.sharkandminnow.com and on Twitter and Instagram we are @sharkandminnow Sign up for our newsletter to get new episodes and more. Email us with comments and questions at openswim@sharkandminnow.com



    Audio & Music Credits:

    “Dark Days” by Local Natives

    “Petals” by TOPS

    “Breathless” by Small Black

    “Don’t Waste My Time” by Sault

    "Corporation” by Jack White

    "You’re Going to Need a Bigger Boat" from Jaws

    Athlete Sponsorships, Celebrity Endorsements & Influencer Marketing

    Athlete Sponsorships, Celebrity Endorsements & Influencer Marketing

    In this episode, the thinkers, creators and storytellers at shark&minnow debate the effectiveness and return-on-investment for athlete sponsorships, celebrity endorsements and influencer programs.



    Open Swim is a podcast that explores emerging trends in business, marketing, design and culture. Open Swim is brought to you by shark&minnow, a strategy and design consultancy that makes the complex simple. Find us on the web at www.sharkandminnow.com and on Twitter and Instagram we are @sharkandminnow Sign up for our newsletter to get new episodes and more. Email us with comments and questions at openswim@sharkandminnow.com



    Audio & Music Credits:

    “Bette Davis Eyes” by Kim Carnes

    "Colin Kaepernick" from Nike

    "Dr. Ruth's #CrunchTime Hotline" from Mr. Peanut

    "You’re Going to Need a Bigger Boat" from Jaws

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