Purple Goldfish Video Podcast Episode 37

by Stan Phelps

in Gift Economy, purple goldfish video podcast

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Episode #37 – Exploring the concept of a ‘Gift Economy’

Jack and I sit down to discuss:

  • the difference between a market economy and a gift economy
  • review the post, “Marketing Lagniappe – Powered by the Gift Economy”
  • explore the concepts of ’surplus’ and ‘reciprocity’
  • the idea of layering gift economy principles on top of market economy transactions
  • preview the next vodcast which discusses a tremendous lagniappe economy example: Izzy’s

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    Today’s Lagniappe (a little something extra) – A gift economy is opposite of a market economy.  In a market economy there is an exact exchange of values (quid pro quo).  It is my theory that there is a hybrid called the lagniappe economy that can sit between the two:

    lagniappe economy

    Lagniappe defined: A marketing lagniappe,  i.e. purple goldfish, is any time a business goes above and beyond to provide a ‘little something extra’.  It’s that unexpected surprise that’s thrown in for good measure.

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