Trusting complete strangers has become the norm and it is having a big impact on our economy.
Does having access to a car without the hassle of owning a car sound like a dream come true? What about designer dresses or jewelry? Well none of these ideas are dreams. The reality of the sharing economy gives people access to almost anything at a fraction of the cost of ownership. And it is all thanks to technology and our unusual trust in complete strangers.
In the modern movie era Marvel movies have consistently outperformed competing DC films due to the strength of Marvel's story and character development.
Since the beginning of film, movie studios have been attempting to outdo each other in both raw box office numbers and franchise popularity. This is especially seen in the blockbuster superhero genre. In recent years, the historic rivalry of Marvel and DC has translated from the comic book realm to the big screen. Despite being evenly matched in print, Marvel has dominated DC on the screen due to several important factors.
With Avengers: Infinity War slated to come out in April, it is clear that Marvel is beating predictions at the box office and all other movies too for that matter.
Avengers: Infinity War and the next Avengers film coming out in 2020 is the culmination of the past 18 movies. There is a bunch of speculation about what will happen during and after these movies, as well as the direction that Marvel Studios will take in the future. One thing is clear though, Marvel can't seem to fail.
LEGO has hit a brick wall in sales and now is stuck with warehouses full of bricks. This feels like a repeat of mistakes from the past.
Recently the LEGO company announced reduced profits for the first time in the past 13 years. This is a huge deal and not a good sign for the organization that almost went out of business in the 1990s. History might repeat itself, since there is an underlying problem.
Ethan Hausmann is currently the Vice President of Marketing and Community Outreach for Successtar Enterprises LLC. He is an author, professional speaker, and seminar/workshop instructor. Ethan has extensive knowledge and experience in marketing, customer service, leadership, and other small business related concerns.