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May 01, 2018

Big Insurance Companies, Small Agencies, Two

In a recent post, I made the point that the future belongs to big insurance companies and small agents. My reasoning in support of large insurers is that the cost, and speed, of technological change …

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April 24, 2018

Team or Collection of Talent?

Listening to the radio this morning, I heard former Oklahoma State University football coach Pat Jones say that “it could be a great team or just a collection of talent”, in discussing the risk pro …

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April 10, 2018

Cheap is Not the Most Profitable

Thirty years ago, a friend picked me up for lunch in a huge Mercedes Benz car.  Having a rough idea of his income level, I asked if the car belonged to his boss?  Nope, it was his!  So naturally, I …

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April 03, 2018

The Future: Small Agencies, Big Insurance Companies

If you’re paying attention, at all, to what’s going on in the world, you’re hearing and reading about machine learning, artificial intelligence, and other disruptive technologies.  At insurance agent …

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March 30, 2018

Hippity, hoppity, Easter's on its way.

The team at OAA has been raising money for many good causes this year, this month we chose the OK Kids Korral in Oklahoma City which provides free housing for the families of children fighting cancer …

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March 27, 2018

Staying on Track

My businesses are in the process of growing our revenues 10X.  We’ve done it twice before, and we are currently working to do it again.  Of course, growth like this takes time and anything that takes …

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March 13, 2018

OAA Trip to Arkansas

Last week, members of the OAA team (Tony Caldwell - OAA CEO, Jennifer Fabian - Agency Development, Ladonna Mitchell - AR Territory Recruiter, and LeAnn Sanderson - VP of Communications) traveled to …

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March 01, 2018

The Sky Is Falling Part 1: By SIAA's EVP & COO Matt Masiello

The sky is falling! Or maybe it’s just our industry evolving at a more rapid pace. Insurance is one of the last industries to become consumer-centric. Big change is coming, but I’m sorry to tell the …

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February 07, 2018

Abundance 360

Tony Caldwell, OAA CEO, attended Abundance 360 in Los Angeles, California.

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February 02, 2018

OAA Leadership Retreat

OAA held their leadership team retreat this week.  We kicked off with an evening of great food and golfing fun, followed by a full day of meetings facilitated by Dan Ramsey.  We finished with a …

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