Saturday Cup of Joe from Detroit on Sunday

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Merry Christmas, Detroit! Source: @3andathirdon Instagram

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

Belle Isle, Detroit River, USA. Source: @more.detroit on Instagram

Here is the video and links for this week:

a16z’s Big Ideas in Fintech 2021

  • Distribution insight vs product insight
  • Robinhood
  • Chime X Mavs

What I’m thinking about in 2021?

1. Experiences / Experiential value of EVERYTHING

2. Home and what home means

Is this home to you? Source: @h0rdur on Instagram

3. Social value of brands, products and assets

Example of brands looking for innovative collaboration in marketing. Budweiser bottled 644 specialized, customized bottles each with a number representing all the goals Messi has scored as a member of Barcelona. Then, shipped the corresponding number to the goalie Messi scored on. I’m sure some guys smashed the bottle on the ground but it caught my attention. I think these were traditionally referred to as publicity stunts but with the rise in social media a PR stunt is now global. Not sure what this means for marketing in 2021, but wanted to share.

Photos of goalies and the explanation. Source: @meninblazers on Instagram

Quote: “Every moment and every event of every man’s life on earth plants something in his soul.” — Thomas Merton

Source: @rawdetroit on Instagram

Bonus content is a link to 27 creations that changed DIY forever. Some seem innocuous — the pegboard — while others like the paint roller and water-based paint make a ton of sense. Some are small but effective — the bungee cord — and some are big but made accessible the affordable power drill and chainsaw.

Continued success and continue to answer well in 2021,

Thinker, curious leader, once an attorney…always trying to answer well.

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