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Brian Suh

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How do you guys look at trends going on? I have been looking through googles most recent searches and just being observant in my everyday life but even living in the heart of LA, it doesnt seem like much data. What do you guys do to catch on the latest trend?
 

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It's all about just being aware. Just be aware of what people are doing, pay attention to media and what's being put out.

I go on Instagram and YouTube and pay attention to the content people put out.

It's like Jordan Peterson says, the best way to learn about a culture is find out what they care about.
 
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Brian Suh

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It's all about just being aware. Just be aware of what people are doing, pay attention to media and what's being put out.

I go on Instagram and YouTube and pay attention to the content people put out.

It's like Jordan Peterson says, the best way to learn about a culture is find out what they care about.
seems like most people only care about instant hits though and false lies.
 

Ninjakid

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seems like most people only care about instant hits though and false lies.
But see, you're looking at things by how they relate to YOU, you're not thinking about how OTHER PEOPLE value it.

Instant hits, okay, so people like things quick and easy. THat's why get rich schemes are so popular. People will take the easy path if there is one.

Lies? Maybe people see what they wanna see. Many businesses run by deception and false images.
 
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Brian Suh

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But see, you're looking at things by how they relate to YOU, you're not thinking about how OTHER PEOPLE value it.

Instant hits, okay, so people like things quick and easy. THat's why get rich schemes are so popular. People will take the easy path if there is one.

Lies? Maybe people see what they wanna see. Many businesses run by deception and false images.
i am a complete noobie in starting a business but I am not stupid enough to not understand that. Sure the masses like those but the integrity of the company will eventually crumble if it doesnt produce real value for people. Think people will remember these get rich quick guys? No. But companies like apple preserve because they focus on quality. Is the best way to know what consumers want is to CREATE the trend? Hmm..
 

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How do you guys look at trends going on? I have been looking through googles most recent searches and just being observant in my everyday life but even living in the heart of LA, it doesnt seem like much data. What do you guys do to catch on the latest trend?
Depends on what industry & niche you want to focus on. Without knowing that, your search will be too vague & undefined.

Something you might try is setting up a feed for more specific content--like a Feedly account--and adding specific content sources for it. That way, you get current news/announcements/developments for things you're interested in. For example, additive manufacturing, or water transport, or industrial lubrication, whatever. Over time, you'll learn more about the niche & what's happening in it.
 

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Go scroll through Instagram. Watch and view every single ad you're getting targeted with.

If you see it multiple times, it's worth looking into. This means someone is paying for you to see that video/image/whatever more than once. Especially if you see it over and over again for weeks, that means something is working for them, otherwise they would have probably killed the ad.
 

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