Best of the Week: Issue 34

Best of the Week: Issue 34

Red Coat 1_BWThat red coat really brings out your eyes

Believe it or not, you can learn something from those folks your ancestors broke it off with some 240 years ago. The Fintech boom – and its domino effect in the fiscal landscape – has exposed many problems within the United States’ regulatory system. And now we’re looking to Britain to learn how to manage the new trend.

Get your share of sharing

Remember when your mommy told you to share your toys with your bratty kid brother? Turns out she’s right. And if you heeded her advice in today’s business world, you’d know that the sharing economy is the big thing right now – i.e. Uber and Airbnb – and it’s now spilling over into B2B with businesses offering resources such as extra office space to other businesses for a fee.

No more pencils, no more books – just kidding

You know Fintech is serious business when it becomes a course in higher learning. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is leading the way, launching the country’s first graduate-level Fintech course for brainy MIT types who will then be able to apply their newfound intelligence to business planning.

You snooze, you lose

Why the heck would anyone want to read or watch something about life insurance or accounting? If you’re in either of those insomnia-curing fields, you’ve probably wondered how to put together a content marketing plan that isn’t boring. Fear not. It all starts with showing clients that you’re a real problem solver who piggybacks on exciting stuff.

Alright, thermostat, stop chatting with the refrigerator!

You know how your granddad has no idea how to use the remote control? And your dad didn’t know what to do with the smartphone at first? Well, now you know how they feel when you’re dealing with the Internet of Things. Your stove, thermostat, running watch, car stereo and more are all connected, yet you still have trouble figuring it out. Hence, the importance of user experience and interface (UX and UI) in all this.

Until next week, good luck finding a good movie about an accountant (hint: it’s the Shawshank Redemption).

Jack Macy

Jack Macy

Jack Macy is COO and Co-Founder of CSTMR. His background and experience span design, UX, technical development, brand and marketing strategy across financial services, technology, healthcare, and nonprofits.

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