Living in a Disposable World – Episode 15

In this episode, the thinkers, creators and storytellers at shark&minnow discuss fast fashion, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and what humans are doing about it.   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… Read more »


The Smarter Senseable City – Episode 14

In this episode, the thinkers, creators and storytellers at shark&minnow interview Carlo Ratti, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and director of the MIT Senseable City Laboratory, a research group that explores how new technologies are changing the way we understand, design and live in cities. Ratti is also the founder of the international design and innovation firm Carlo Ratti Associati. Open Swim is a podcast that… Read more »


Stay Gold: A Look Back on Pyeongchang – Episode 13

In this episode, the thinkers, creators and storytellers at shark&minnow share the stories behind the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games. 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… Read more »


The Future of Technology – Episode 12

In this episode, the thinkers, creators and storytellers at shark&minnow discuss the next-generation innovations introduced at CES 2018, the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies. 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… Read more »


The Newcomer Next Door: How One Organization is Building a Compassionate Community – Episode 11

In this episode, the thinkers, creators and storytellers at shark&minnow discuss the importance of giving back and interview Joe Cimperman and Jazmin Long from Global Cleveland, an organization that welcomes and connects international newcomers to economic and social opportunities in Cleveland and Cuyahoga County. 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… Read more »


Generations – Technology, Culture & Expectations – Episode 10

In this episode, the thinkers, creators and storytellers at shark&minnow interview Anjali Lai, Senior Analyst at Forrester, and discuss how technology has transformed the attitudes and behavior of generations: Gen Z and Gen Y (Millennials), Gen X, Boomers and the Golden Generation. 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… Read more »


Beyond User Experience – Design Principles for the Human Experience – Episode 9

In this episode, the thinkers, creators and storytellers at shark&minnow demystify the discipline of user experience, share stories from Midwest UX 2017 and discuss design principles for the human experience. 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… Read more »


The Golden Age of Television is Now – Episode 8

In this episode, the thinkers, creators and storytellers at shark&minnow discuss The Golden Age of Television from live broadcast television shows to on-demand videos and streaming videos to instantaneous publishing and binge-watching. 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… Read more »


Rise of the Machines: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Robots & Automation – Episode 7

In this episode, the thinkers, creators and storytellers at shark&minnow interview Blake Brasher, a Robotics Engineer at Boston Dynamics and Abstract Painter and discuss emerging trends in artificial intelligence and automation and the principles to design, automate and transform the human experience in this environment. 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… Read more »


On Dancer, on Prancer, On Sunscreen…It’s Christmas in July – Episode 6

In this episode, the thinkers, creators and storytellers at shark&minnow discuss insights from a recent futurecasting study on holiday retail trends for the upcoming 2017/2018 season 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… Read more »


Open Swim // Episode 5

This episode of Open Swim features juicy bits such as: How brands are creating “choose your own adventure” CTAs Why we’re in the new age of masculinity (as evidenced by Axe & other male-focused advertisers) A look at the recent O Magazine photo essay on racial equality (or lack thereof) A decoding of block chain & what we all have to look forward to Take a listen & join the conversation – we… Read more »


The New Age of Masculinity, Racial Equality & the Truth About Blockchain – Episode 5

In this episode, the thinkers, creators and storytellers at shark&minnow discuss the new “Is it OK for Guys” TV spot from Axe, the “Let’s Talk About Race” photo essay featured in Oprah Magazine and the new method for corporations and consumers to track transactions in 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… Read more »


Facebook Live, Real (TV) Life & Top Podcasts – Episode 4

In this episode, the thinkers, creators and storytellers at shark&minnow discuss tragedies played out live on social media, TV commercials that reflect succeed/fail in representing the current cultural environment and the podcasts that we can’t turn off. 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… Read more »


Google Controversy, American Girl, Market Research & Internet Health – Episode 3

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: “Somebody’s Watching… Read more »


Fashion, TV Commercials & The Future of Search – Episode 2

In this episode, the thinkers, creators and storytellers at shark&minnow discuss fashion week and fall fashion, the best TV commercials from Super Bowl LI and the 59th Annual Grammy Awards and the future of search. 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 strategic marketing and business consulting firm that makes the complex simple. Find us on the web… Read more »


Fake News, Future Casting & Marketing Trends – Episode 1

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 strategic marketing and business consulting firm that makes the complex simple.  

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