CONSUME IN DIFFERENT WAYS
Let’s face it, eating 60 hot dogs over-and-over the same way is boring and you will eventually lose interest. I recommend spicing it up a bit and leverage different ways to fill your belly. How about switching between the Coney Island home-office and taking it on the road during a drive to the NJ shore? With the right platform and approach, any consumer can have a seamless experience regardless of their setting or method of ingestion.
ENJOY THE EXPERIENCE AND SAVOR THE TASTE
Too many competitive eaters (and data analysts) forget to have fun and the end result is often a visit to the trash can. How about taking a step back to appreciate the great opportunity in front of you? After all, it’s pretty cool to have self-service capabilities right at your fingertips. Savor the moment and have some fun along the way! A good user experience will result in people coming back again for more.
EMBRACE YOUR SUPPORT TEAM
No competitive eating champion can do it alone and there’s always the team behind the scenes who has a big role in your success. Seemingly simple tasks like hot dog (data) prep, cleaning and training go a long way to distinguish the contenders from the pretenders. Don’t forget to thank your support team and recognize their valuable contributions.
I hope you get to watch the Nathan’s competition on July 4th and hopefully some of these lessons learned come in handy when you approach your next hot dog eating (or data analytics) initiative!