Agency Intelligence

Agency Intelligence


Agency intelligence podcast, is your top insurance podcast with two unique series that let you hear from and learn from both agency owners and industry influencers. Agents Influence is your weekly guide to the latest and greatest thought leaders the industry has to offer. Agency Intelligence covers real data from real agents in real agencies.

In this episode of Agents Influence podcast, host Jason Cass interviews Garrett Droege, Director of Innovation at IMA Financial Group. Garrett discusses the future of tech in the insurance industry and beyond and how to learn from your competitors.

Episode Highlights:

  • Garrett mentions that they have worthy rivals in their company with whom they share information and learn and that anyone can learn if their ears are open. (5:41) 
  • Garrett shares his background story and how he got to where he is today in the insurance industry. (6:58)
  • Garrett mentions that he used to run a global broker network called Tech Usher, which specializes in technology-related insurance. (8:26)
  • Garrett mentions that everything he learned in the insurance industry was from other people and probably some of the competitors or people he thought were better than him in some way. (10:38) 
  • Garrett explains how he and Ryan Hanley had the same idea on how Twitter is going to be the future of business. (15:33)
  • Garrett mentioned how Bezos and Elon are different kinds of geniuses. (20:59)
  • Garret discusses his theory that man will never reach a point when all cars on the road are smart enough to have a truly autonomous experience on highways. (23:28)
  • Garrett explains the difference between when the internet and online chat room first came out. (29:18)
  • Garrett mentions that you shouldn’t be afraid to share your best stuff with people as you might learn a thing or two. (31:52)

Key Quotes:

  • “We have worthy rivals in this industry. We share information with them, they share information with us. You can learn things from anybody if your ears are open. You can’t learn anything if you think you do everything well.” – Garrett Droege
  • “Once we perfect the technology, there’s more competition.” – Garrett Droege
  • “Don’t be afraid to share your best stuff with other people. You might learn a thing or two.” – Garrett Droege

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