In today’s hyper-connected world, news travels around the globe in nanoseconds. Privacy is an illusion. Word-of-mouth no longer requires in-person encounters or that you even know the person. And we as people, and brands, can no longer hide from who we truly are.
When I was a young boy somewhere in middle school, I loved watching a TV show called Get Smart. It was a comedy based on the daily challenges and missteps of a ‘secret agent’ named Max. The appeal of his character was his obliviousness to what was happening around him while he was equipped with very cool, futuristic technology.