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The Official SaaStr Podcast: SaaS | Founders | Investors
SaaStr 556: 7 Drivers in Building to a $7 Billion Company with 1Password CEO Jeff Shiner and 1Password Advisor Carilu Dietrich

The Official SaaStr Podcast: SaaS | Founders | Investors

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 24:18


From a remote-first company founded in 2005 to a $7B valuation in 2022, 1Password grew for 14 years through word-of-mouth marketing and a core focus on its customers. Today the company has grown to over 600 employees, serves over 100,000 businesses, and counts individual customers in the millions. The processes have changed and the teams have grown, but the core focus on customers remains. CEO Jeff Shiner and Board Advisor Carilu Dietrich will dive into the seven most meaningful tactics that have brought 1Password to this stage.   Full video: https://youtu.be/HpNsBsnafBo

Mindy Diamond on Independence: A Podcast for Financial Advisors Considering Change
The Pull of Pure Independence: A Former FiNet Advisor's Journey to Building a $1.7B Fully Independent Firm

Mindy Diamond on Independence: A Podcast for Financial Advisors Considering Change

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 56:49


Steve Dimitriou built his book in firms like MFS, Alex.Brown, AdVest and later FiNet, growing to $1.3B in AUM. Yet the call for greater independence became the motivation to launch RIA Mayflower Advisors which today manages over $1.7B.

Decorating Tips and Tricks
How to Decorate with Blue

Decorating Tips and Tricks

Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 29:13


Blue is one of the most popular colors people use in decorating, and it is calming and peaceful. There's lots of reasons to use blue in your room, so we're going to talk about how to do it and share some of our favorite blue home décor items. Anita's Blue Decor: Farrow and Ball Lulworth Blue paint HERE (https://www.farrow-ball.com/en-us/paint-colours/lulworth-blue) Benjamin Moore Water's Edge paint HERE (https://www.benjaminmoore.com/en-us/paint-colors/color/1635/waters-edge) Benjamin Moore Hale Navy paint HERE (https://www.benjaminmoore.com/en-us/paint-colors/color/hc-154/hale-navy) Benjamon Moore Blue Note paint HERE (https://www.benjaminmoore.com/en-us/paint-colors/color/2129-30/blue-note) snow leopard blue jay fabirc HERE (https://www.calicocorners.com/p-8711-snow-leopard-blue-jay.aspx) gable damask blueridge fabric HERE (https://www.calicocorners.com/p-21217-gable-damask-blueridge.aspx) bandar marine fabric HERE (https://www.calicocorners.com/p-33867-bandar-marine.aspx) Rifle paper co. Loloi Kismet Amphora rug HERE (https://www.anthropologie.com/shop/rifle-paper-co-x-loloi-kismet-amphora-rug?category=SEARCHRESULTS&color=041&searchparams=q%3Drug&type=STANDARD&quantity=1&size=3%278.5%22%20x%205%272%22) Handwoven Haven Indoor/Outdoor Rug HERE (https://www.anthropologie.com/shop/handwoven-haven-indooroutdoor-rug?category=SEARCHRESULTS&color=095&searchparams=page%3D2%26q%3Drug&type=STANDARD&quantity=1) We participate in the affiliate program with Amazon and other retailers. We may receive a small fee for qualified purchases at no extra cost to you. Anita's bedroom rug HERE (https://amzn.to/3yJOReQ) Anita's bathroom rug HERE (https://www.overstock.com/Home-Garden/Safavieh-Hand-woven-Dhurrie-Flatweave-Geo-Dark-Blue-Ivory-Wool-Rug-6-X-9/8891605/product.html?opre=1) Tribal collection on Etsy has pillow covers from Thailand HERE (https://www.etsy.com/shop/tribalcollection?ref=simple-shop-header-name&listing_id=643756413) Safavieh throw 50x60 duck egg blue with chartruese pom pom fringe HERE (https://amzn.to/3FynG89) european flax linen curtain - Ocean HERE (https://www.westelm.com/products/linen-curtain-ocean-t6123/?pkey=cwindow-treatments) Cotton Velvet Curtain - Ocean HERE (https://www.westelm.com/products/cotton-velvet-curtain-ocean-t6238/?pkey=cwindow-treatments) Russel and Hobbs toaster HERE (https://amzn.to/3L69Jza) Russel and Hobbs tea kettle HERE (https://www.russellhobbs.com/products/coffee-and-tea-kettles/ke5550blr-retro-style-blue-electric-kettle.aspx) blue mixer HERE (https://amzn.to/3L346lt) Spode Italian dishes in blue and white HERE (https://go.shopyourlikes.com/pi/5ef73130dc2a47c4e3b96665dd1c923da379d556?afId=668766&afCreativeId=2994) Pinterest blue monochromatic rooms HERE (https://www.pinterest.com/story_feed/?feed_type=user_style_story&request_params=%7B%22query%22%3A%20%22blue%20room%22%2C%20%22source_id%22%3A%20%22wwXvkNvB%22%2C%20%22commerce_only%22%3A%20false%2C%20%22filters%22%3A%20%22pin_home_decor_styles%3A924221613954%22%2C%20%22pivot_title%22%3A%20%22Monochromatic%22%2C%20%22page_size%22%3A%2050%2C%20%22rs%22%3A%20%22user_style_story_v2%22%7D&view_parameter_type=3598&pins_display=3) Kelly's Blue Decor: Hexagon tray in navy & gold HERE (https://amzn.to/3w86wen) Frontage House Beautiful hand painted garden stool HERE (https://www.frontgate.com/luisa-handpainted-accent-stool/1448094) Blue Peony bowls & snack plates by Caskata HERE (https://www.caskata.com/products/peony-blue-sm-bowl) Room & Board's Banks Lagoon upholstery fabric HERE (https://www.roomandboard.com/search/?query=banks%20lagoon) Wovn Home 100% textured blue linen drapes HERE (https://www.wovnhome.com/pages/swatches) Blue fireplace glass HERE (https://amzn.to/3Mgf8oP) Paints: Cerulean by Behr HERE (https://www.behr.com/consumer/ColorDetailView/560B-7/) Hague Blue by Farrow & Ball HERE (https://www.farrow-ball.com/en-us/paint-colours/hague-blue) Sea Serpent by Sherwin Williams HERE (https://www.sherwin-williams.com/homeowners/color/find-and-explore-colors/paint-colors-by-family/SW7615-sea-serpent) Naval by Sherwin Williams HERE (https://www.sherwin-williams.com/homeowners/color/find-and-explore-colors/paint-colors-by-family/SW6244-naval) Fabric: Pyne Hollyhock in indigo HERE (https://www.decoratorsbest.com/products/schumacher-pyne-hollyhock-indigo-fabric) Check out Serena & Lily for inspiration on getting neutrals with hints of blue right HERE (https://www.serenaandlily.com) DTT defines Eight-Way Hand Tied Kelly's crush is this Electric Foot Callus Remover - HERE (https://amzn.to/3ws040E) Anita's crush is the book - Suzanne Kasler: Timeless Style Hardcover -HERE (https://amzn.to/3l7wesZ) Need help with your home? We'd love to help! We do personalized consults, and we'll offer advice specific to your room that typically includes room layout ideas, suggestions for what the room needs, and how to pull the room together. We'll also help you to decide what isn't working for you. We work with any budget, large or small. Find out more HERE (https://www.decoratingtipsandtricks.com/consult) Hang out with us between episodes at our blogs, IG and Kelly's YouTube channels. Links are below to all those places to catch up on the other 6 days of the week! Kelly's IG HERE (https://www.instagram.com/mysoulfulhome/) Kelly's Youtube HERE (https://www.youtube.com/mysoulfulhome) Kelly's blog HERE (https://www.mysoulfulhome.com/) Anita's IG HERE (https://www.instagram.com/cedarhillfarmhouse/) Anita's blog HERE (https://cedarhillfarmhouse.com/) Are you subscribed to the podcast? Don't need to search for us each Wednesday let us come right to your door ...er...device. Subscribe wherever you listen to your podcasts. Just hit the SUBSCRIBE button & we'll show up! If you have a moment we would so appreciate it if you left a review for DTT on iTunes. Just go HERE (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/decorating-tips-and-tricks/id1199677372?ls=1&mt=2) and click listen in apple podcasts. XX, Anita & Kelly

The LA Report
O.C. authorities seek possible motive in church shooting. Plus: Abortion rights protests, Newsom's rent relief request, and more – The Morning Edition

The LA Report

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 7:09


Here's your morning news: O.C. authorities seek possible motive in church shooting; Coastal Fire in Laguna Niguel is now 80% contained; Weekend emergency test message put Angelenos on alert; Construction on Caballero Creek Park in Tarzana breaks ground; L.A.-based initiative seeks to turn nature enthusiasts into amateur biologists; Gov. Newsom requests $2.7B for people waiting on rent relief; Abortion rights protests around the U.S.;  This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.   Support the show: https://laist.com

Stay Paid - A Sales and Marketing Podcast
351 - How to Fill Your Pipeline with Clients (with Sherri Johnson)

Stay Paid - A Sales and Marketing Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 44:53


Sherri Johnson, this week's Stay Paid guest, is a coach and trainer who was an incredibly successful agent and a broker until she became a national speaker with her own consulting and coaching company. She uses her experience, skills, Goldmine Pipeline strategy, and, most importantly, “sky's the limit” mindset to accelerate the results of motivated agents. Oh, did we mention she took 750 agents from $600M to $1.7B in just 4 years? Yeah. She did that too.   You can get more in-depth information and added details not included in the episode from our show notes. Visit www.staypaidpodcast.com.    Connect | Resources Website (including free webinars): sherrijohnson.com  Instagram: @sherrijohnsoncoaching Podcast: You Rock with Sherri Johnson - https://bit.ly/37E6W2G

The Death and Betrayal Podcast - A Horus Heresy and Hobby Podcast
S3 E6 - Two Year Anniversary Megasode! - Horus Heresy

The Death and Betrayal Podcast - A Horus Heresy and Hobby Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2022 257:28


In this special anniversary episode of our Horus Heresy podcast, Alex and Craig are joined on deck by several friends of the show! AJ and Big John from the Boys of the Golden Throne stop by to give us a 101 on Adeptus Titanicus, then Darren from the Age of Darkness Podcast voxes in to give us the ground level assessment of Warhammer World's Horus Heresy Open Day, followed up last and not least by Zac from Adepticon and the Heresy Accountabilibuddies Podcast! Hobby Talk - 0:05:05 New Stuff - 0:22:20 Titanicus 101 w/ AJ and Big John - 0:41:20 Horus Heresy Open Day Foreign Correspondence - 2:07:25 Being an Accountabilibuddy - 2:45:00 Wrap Up - 4:03:05   BOTGT Titandeath Event https://www.facebook.com/events/336874191744412/?acontext=%7B%22event_action_history%22%3A[%7B%22mechanism%22%3A%22your_upcoming_events_unit%22%2C%22surface%22%3A%22bookmark%22%7D]%2C%22ref_notif_type%22%3Anull%7D    The Boys of the Golden Throne Podcast https://www.facebook.com/TheBOTGT    The Age of Darkness Podcast https://www.facebook.com/theageofdarknesspodcast    Heresy Accountabilibuddies Podcast https://www.facebook.com/groups/1096868634212231    Lil Legend Studio: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lillegend_studio/  Matt Kane: https://www.instagram.com/broken_arrow_2000/  Blog: http://www.lillegendstudio.com/  Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/lillegendstudio  Upcoming Classes: http://www.lillegendstudio.com/store/    Craig: https://www.instagram.com/craigorthebarbarian11/    Our Contact: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thedabpodcast/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DABpodcast  Email: deathandbetrayal@gmail.com

Grace Christian Fellowship
How to Deal with Temptation | Matthew 4:1-11

Grace Christian Fellowship

Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2022 45:43


Series: All: All Authority, All Nations, All AllegianceScripture: Matthew 4:1-11 (Main); Hebrews 2:18, 4:15; James 1:13-15; 4:7;Title: How to deal with temptationHeavy credit: David Platt and Douglas Sean O'Donnell (See below for bibliography)Summary of chapter: “The Holy Spirit leads Jesus into the wilderness to be tempted by the Devil.” (Outline Bible)Bottom Line: We handle temptation by following Jesus' examples of preparation and action.Jesus' temptation was…God-ordained but not God-inflicted. Therefore, we trust God's sovereign authority. (Spirit leads)When his flesh was weak. Therefore, we deny ourselves and rest in his power. (Weakness)Unique yet universal. Therefore, we rest in his faithfulness.He resisted with the word of God. Therefore, we believe his word.Tough but temporary testing. Therefore, we embrace the season of testing.Opening:In the Lord of the rings trilogy Frodo Baggins has to deal with the temptation that comes whenever he put on the ring of invisibility or the ring of power. Because with that power he could envision himself doing all kinds of things. That power was corrupting him over time and tempting him to change. It is a reminder of how the enemy tempts us through power.We're all tempted every day via flash, by the world views were surrounded by, and by the enemy himself. Temptation itself is not evil. Being tempted is part of the test. Sin comes when we give into temptation.Last week we said sin has consequences.Two weeks ago we said repentance and faith removes the penalty of sin.This week we'll deal with the enemy, the flesh and the world tempting us to sin.Discussion questions for group and personal study:Note: We encourage you to use our sermons and discussion questions to gather with some friends and talk about the passage together. Pray and ask God to guide you. He is faithful. Questions? Email us at info@GraceToday.netFind our sermons, podcasts, discussion questions and notes at https://www.gracetoday.net/podcastGoal: The goal isn't to ask every question. The goal is to encourage people to engage the scriptures together.Reflect and Discuss1. What images come to mind when you hear about demons and spiritual warfare? Are these thoughts biblical? If not, explain why.2. List some things that distract us from seeing the spiritual battles all around us. What are some specific ways we can battle our ignorance and apathy toward spiritual warfare?3. Which sins are especially prevalent in our culture today?4. Explain how Jesus' triumph through temptation is both our example and the basis for our own victory in temptation. What is the danger if we only see Jesus as our example?5. How would you answer the following question: "If Jesus was fully God, then how can His victory over temptation help a weak and sinful person like me?"6. Of Satan's three temptations in this passage, which one do you struggle with the most? What promise from Scripture might help you battle that temptation?7. Explain the following statement: Jesus triumphed where Adam and Israel failed.8. What attributes of God strengthen you during temptation?9. How do Satan's temptations seek to undermine the purpose of the cross?10. How does the promise of eternal life and the believer's future reign with Christ affect your everyday battle with sin?Scripture:“Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.” Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.'” Then the devil took him to the holy city and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. “If you are the Son of God,” he said, “throw yourself down. For it is written: “ ‘He will command his angels concerning you, and they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.'” Jesus answered him, “It is also written: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.'” Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. “All this I will give you,” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me.” Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.'” Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended him.”‭‭Matthew‬ ‭4:1-11‬ ‭NIV‬‬ https://bible.com/bible/111/mat.4.1-11.NIVOpening:We all struggle with temptations. (Examples in my life??)God helps us when we are being tempted (Hebrews 2:18)God sympathizes with our weaknesses (Hebrews 4:15)So we're looking at Jesus'IdentityExampleOutline:5 Characteristics of Jesus' temptations so we can become resistors of temptationJesus' temptations were…I. God-ordained but not God-inflicted. Therefore, we trust his sovereign authority.A. Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness (God-ordained) to be tempted/tested by the devil (not God-inflicted).B. Jesus is bothTested: Is he really the true Son of God? Will he hold fast to God's plan of salvation?Tempted: To exalt himselfTo avoid the pain and suffering of the crossTo bow to Satan's ruleC. Lesson: “If you want to follow Jesus, know that the road to Heaven is not paved with gold and lined with daisies. Jesus who was loved by God was sent into the wilderness to be tested. If you are his follower, you can expect the same.” —DSO“Perhaps you have heard the story of a congressman from Tennessee who, after serving his first term in Washington, was seeking reelection. He returned to his home state of Tennessee to seek support for reelection, and in those efforts he went to the home of a wealthy farmer who had been a key supporter in his first election. The congressman said to the farmer, “I'm running for a second term. Will you support me again?” The farmer shook his head no and said, “No, I'm sorry, Mr. Crockett. I'm not going to support you again.” He continued, “Do you remember what happened last year when there was a fire in Washington that displaced people from their home? You voted to give the displaced people the money they needed to build a new house. You didn't take that money from your own pocket, but you voted to take it from mine.” In other words, the money distributed by the congressman had not been his to give.”Excerpt From Matthew - An Expositional Commentary, R.C. SproulII. When his flesh was weak. Therefore, we deny ourselves and rest in his power.A. Wilderness/desert, no shelter, hostile nature, extreme weather, no creature comforts.B. Solitude - alone, no companionship.C. No food.D. “We should be prepared to fight when we are most weak.” —DSOOr think about Adam and Eve. Read what James Montgomery Boice says about them in contrast to Jesus:“Adam and Eve were in paradise; Jesus was in the vast, desolate wilderness of Judah. Adam and Eve were physically content and satisfied. They werefree to eat from any of the trees of the garden, save the tree of the knowledge of good and evil; Jesus was hungry, having fasted for forty days and forty nights. Adam and Eve were together. They had each other for company and mutual support; Jesus was alone. Yet Adam and Eve rapidly succumbed to Satan's wiles, carrying the entire human race into sin, misery, destruction, and both physical and spiritual death, while Jesus stood firm as the Savior who was to bring life and salvation to the race.What Adam didn't do, Jesus did. P. 85III. Unique yet universal. Therefore, we rest in his faithfulness.A. Unique temptation—because he is uniqueRemember who he is: (Matt 3:17; Psalm 2; Isaiah 42) Son of God Suffering ServantOf course, this is why Satan's point of attack centers on Questioning his identity, andChallenging him to take the crown without the cross.B. Universal temptations—Aren't we all tempted to grab the crown without the cross?To think that the physical > spiritual?Seek out the gospel through gimmicks, entertainment, and worldly means—our own version of turning stones to bread?By the desires of the flesh, the desires of the eyes, and the pride of life. (1 John 2:16)From holy reliance on the Father to an unholy independence?The tempter tempts him to take the shortcut to glory by bypassing Gethsemane and Golgotha. That's what all these temptations are about.Just look at the least obvious—verses 3, 4. Here it's as if Satan says,“Look, Jesus, you're hungry. The whole world is hungry. If you can turn these stones into bread, which I know you can- because you're God's Son!—then feed yourself, and feed the world. Use your power for what people most need and want—their bellies to be filled—and then watch the whole world"run after you like sheep, grateful and obedient." You will have the world literally eating from your hand. Give people what they really want—not the Word of God but food from God.” -Douglas Sean O'Donnell, p. 87IV. Resisted with the word of God. Therefore, we believe in his word.A. While we could go to the sword analogy (Eph 6:17) as the word of God, DSO suggests we go to the shield analogy instead: The shield of faith.B. Because we acknowledge God's word is powerful. But do we really believe it? Do we live by “every word” of God?C. The shield of faith is more defensive by nature. It extinguishes the fiery darts of the enemy.Not darts tempting towards obvious evil but good things that can trip us up as well.Romans 10:17 Faith comes from hearing…D. Questions to considerDo you know the word of God? It's content?Do you know how to interpret it correctly?Do you trust what God has said and written?V. Tough but temporary. (10-11) Therefore, we embrace the season of testing.A. James 4:7B. 1 Cor 10:13 makes it clear, there's no temptation that isNot common to everyone,Not beyond your ability to resist with our Lord's help (Heb 2:18),From which God does not provide a way of escape—if you say “NO!” he will go.C. “Our God only allows Satan to tempt us for our good, to try and test and refine our faith.Conclusion:Satan cannot break jesus because…He rests in his identityHe praysHe fastsHe's following the Holy SpiritHe knows the word of God He knows the futureHe speaks the word aloud in the face of the enemy believing it's powerLet's do this and lead others to do the same!PrayMy Other notes:Resist seems a key action (requires faith)Fasting seems a key strategy or power source (prayer = faith in action)Scripture seems a key weapon (requires faith) (truth)“Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”‭‭James‬ ‭4:7‬ ‭NIV‬‬https://james.bible/james-4-7“Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings.”‭‭1 Peter‬ ‭5:9‬ ‭NIV‬‬https://1peter.bible/1-peter-5-9Verse 1“Then” - follows his baptism where he's affronted in his character and identity as the Son of God.“led” - Jesus followed, didn't just lead.“By the Spirit” - Holy Spirit/Spit of God is who Jesus followed modeling this perfectly for us.“Into the wilderness” - the most uncomfortable place to be is away from shelter, food, family, and friends. Especially for an extended length of time.“To be tempted” - This is why the Holy Spirit led him there. This is the Spirit testing and preparing Jesus for what is to come.“By the devil” - the Tempter, the Accuser; Father of lies.Verse 2“40” - A significant Bible number—combination of 4, earthly things and 10, divine perfection. A long time to not eat! No wonder he was hungry! Also, the number of years Israel wandered in the desert with Moses being tempted, tested and led by the Spirit of God.Verse 3“the Tempter” - Satan, the devil; what he does.“Came to him” - Has Jesus in his crosshairs.“‘If you are the son of God'” “If” is his way of introducing doubt. Satan knows exactly who Jesus is.“Son of God” - who Jesus Christ is.“Tell these stones to become bread.” Jesus could have done this. He likely was tempted as a man. Yet he did not give in.Verse 4He resisted this temptation by fasting, praying, and recalling scripture and quoting it to Satan.“Answered” - Jesus dialogues with Satan, whom he knows well.“Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.” LIfe is spiritual as well as physical. God's word feeds our soul and faith even as food feeds our body. We need both. And God still speaks (through) his word.Verse 5“Took” - Jesus willingly follows Satan to the highest point on the temple; could have been literally or just visually. This would have also been the highest point in Jerusalem overlooking the city and the region.Verse 6“If” - once again, Stan questions/raises doubts to tempt Jesus to doubt his own identity.“Throw yourself down” - i.e. test. Psalm 91:11-12 by jumping so the angels will rescue you. But to what end? To prove to himself he's really Son of God? To prove to Satan? The world?“He will command his angels concerning you…” - The Lord protects his son when he wants to…but not before and on the cross.Verse 7“It is also written” - more scripture to combat temptation.“Don't put the Lord your God to the test.” There's a only one time in scripture where God says test me and this isn't it.Verse 8“Again” - third time“Took him to a very high mountain” - another epic view. This time of the entire world. “Showed him all the kingdoms of the world.” To tempt him to rescue the world without having to go to the cross.Verse 9“All this I will give you…if you will bow down and worship me.” - Because Satan has this authority right now. Price? Allegiance and worship of Satan. This is what Satan ultimately wants.Jesus responds with scripture once again to resist temptation powerfully as his leaning on the same authority that gave Satan temporary authority over the world.“Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.” - Ourallegiance is to the Lrod God alone. Even the Son of God bows to him while in the flesh. He submits to him as well (the cross; incarnation)Verse 10“The devil left him“- Satan cannot break jesus because…He rests in his identityHe praysHe fastsHe's following the Holy SpiritHe knows the word of God He knows the futureHe speaks the word aloud in the face of the enemy believing it's powerVerse 11“Angels came and attended him” - His physical needs are eventually met.Notes from RC Sproul's commentaryTemptations rise from within.“When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.” For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone; but each person is tempted when they are dragged away by their own evil desire and enticed. Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.”‭‭James‬ ‭1:13-15‬ ‭NIV‬‬Therefore, God isn't tempting Jesus—Satan is.God led Jesus there knowing that would happen and using it to test him.Adam & Eve failed a similar test but under much different conditions:They were in paradise (Garden of Eden) vs. the wilderness/desert that Jesus was in.They had unlimited food around them vs. Jesus fasting for 40 days and nights.They had each other (plus the Father each night) vs. Jesus being all alone.Yet, same issues is at stake: The serpent came to Adam & Eve with a question: “Has God really said…?”In the wilderness, Satan suggested three times, “If…”The Devil's point of attack is the same in both cases—the trustworthiness of God's word. Adam and Eve did not believe God's word. Jesus did. RCSJesus submitted to baptism in part to identify with his people.Maybe a bigger miracle is Jesus' sinless life. If he's not sinless, then he's not an acceptable sacrifice. No cross, no salvation. So all that is on the line here in the wilderness.Could Jesus have sinned?Divinely speaking, no.Humanly speaking, yes. But he didn't. As a man, Jesus had the ability to sin, or he'd not have been truly human nor truly tempted. It would have all been a scam.Satan used a simple desire to satisfy a legitimate need to tempt Jesus.Satan plants the suggestion that if Jesus really was the son of God, he'd not have to endure suffering but use divine authority to eat.“It is written” is Jewish shorthand for the words of God or scripture.Life requires more than physical food. We need bread plus spiritual food.What else? “Every word” not just some words of God.“Jesus' meat and drink was to do the will of the Father. He had a zeal that consumed him.”“The word that came from the Father was more important to him that his bread.”“Let's see if the Bible is true. Jump and see if the angels catch you.”Hermeneutics - laws/rules that govern the interpretation of scripture. First principle: the “analogy of faith” = scripture Has it's own interpreter. That is we interpret scripture with scripture. God never speaks a lie.God's word is coherent and unified.God never contradicts himself.Therefore, what he says in Judges can never contradict what he says in Ephesians.Therefore, if we set one part of scripture against another we violate this first principle of bible interpretation.This is exactly what Satan is doing.BQ: Have you ever considered your personal point of vulnerability if Satan were to come to you with a test?What would he put in front of you?Glory?A kingdom? (A company, an organization, an institution)Riches?Power?He offered all of these things to Jesus in exchange for one thing—worship.Jesus already knew he was getting all of that. But Satan was tempting him to get it with a shortcut—without the cross.BQ: How do you respond to Satan's temptations when you're alone and no one can see you?“Get our of here, Satan!”Notes from Warren Wiersbe's commentaryTemptation 1: Satan appealed to the body; the flesh.Satan suggests that if Christ were God's son, he wouldn't let Jesus stay hungry as if God were holding out on him. (Does God really love you? Answer, see Matt 3:17)God tests us in ordinary things in life.Word > BreadTemptation 2: Satan appealed to Jesus proving himself.Satan leaves out “in all your ways” (Psalm 91:11-12) when quoting this Psalm.Temptation s3: Satan appealed to Jesus with an “easier way” to become king. Appeal to by-pass the cross and suffering.Kingdom already promised to Jesus (Ps 2:6-9)Kingdom received after dying on the cross.“Whatever we worship (what we order our lives around) is the god we serve.” -WWWe cannot serve both God and god. Matt 6:24Says Jesus was tested so that every creature would know that Jesus Christ conquerors. Jesus exposed Satan's tactics and defeated him.We have victory because he was victorious here and ultimately at the cross.Adam & Eve Jesus vs SatanGarden of Eden Wilderness/DesertPlenty of food, drink FastingShade, shelter No shelter from the weatherCompanionship AloneSuggestion 1: Satan always suggesting that God is depriving you of what's good (is God really good; does he really love you?); he must not love us!Suggestion 2: Use your divine power to meet your own needs and those around you.“When we put our physical needs ahead of our spiritual needs, we sin.” -WW“Jesus could have turned the stones into bread, but he would have been exercising his powers independently of the Father; and he came to obey the Father.” -WWGod's word IS our food. John 4:32-34Third temptation: Shortcut to the kingdom.“Satan has always wanted worship, because Satan has always wanted to be God.” -WW“Worshipping the creature instead of the Creator is the lie that rules our world today.” -WW“If we want to share in the glory, we must also share in the suffering.” (1 Peter 5:10)No cross—no crown“Whatever we worship, we will serve.”Worship and service go together.Jesus calls others to obey after he obeyed.References/Bibliography:“Preaching the Word” Commentary, Douglas Sean O'Donnell, Edited by Kent Hughes“Matthew” by RC Sproul“The Bible Knowledge Commentary” by Walvoord, Zuck (BKC)“The Bible Exposition Commentary” by Warren Wiersbe (BEC)“Exalting Jesus in Matthew” by David Platt (CCE)Outline Bible, D WillmingtonNIV Study Bible (NIVSB)ESV Study BibleESV Gospel Transformation Bible (GTB)

Wall Street Breakfast
Wall Street Breakfast: The Week Ahead

Wall Street Breakfast

Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2022 9:09


Experts say the U.S. baby formula shortage could continue throughout the rest of the year. Hyundai (OTCPK:HYMTF) is expected to announce a new $7B electric vehicle plant in Georgia. Jerome Powell is expected to speak at a major conference, as he secures another four years as Federal Reserve Chairman. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Applelianos
Especial Altavoces y Auriculares

Applelianos

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 179:49


Os contaremos toda nuestra experiencia con diferentes altavoces y auriculares, tanto todas las generaciones de los AirPods y los AirPods Max, también de otras marcas reconocidas, Sobre altavoces inteligentes y no inteligentes, inalámbricos y fijos, habrá de todo un poco pero que seguro que será muy entretenido e interesante. //Enlaces https://en-us.sennheiser.com/momentum-true-wireless-3 https://es.aliexpress.com/item/1005003186635888.html?spm=a2g0o.productlist.0.0.4f8919d6DzUsPD&algo_pvid=ed9652ff-8a57-4bb9-84bb-50586ff35bd6&algo_exp_id=ed9652ff-8a57-4bb9-84bb-50586ff35bd6-0&pdp_ext_f=%7B%22sku_id%22%3A%2212000028476993326%22%7D&pdp_npi=2%40dis%21PEN%21%21222.09%21%21%21%21%21%400bb0622e16523880435604080e095f%2112000028476993326%21sea https://es.aliexpress.com/item/1005002447551140.html?spm=a2g0o.productlist.0.0.18f36222wqgkBP&algo_pvid=6f3855f5-fab2-4dd6-89b2-4c84b5550b50&algo_exp_id=6f3855f5-fab2-4dd6-89b2-4c84b5550b50-0&pdp_ext_f=%7B%22sku_id%22%3A%2212000025420902124%22%7D&pdp_npi=2%40dis%21PEN%21%2138.88%21%21%21%21%21%400b0a556b16523902654113071e6f46%2112000025420902124%21sea https://www.devialet.com/en-es/phantom-speaker/phantom-i/ https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1YYZ4J4AFjzNwXeGssUy6rrYAqU4UTZzn/edit#gid=919719256 https://www.bowerswilkins.com/en-us/product/loudspeakers/nautilus https://productos.equipson.es/monitor-st-100 //Donde encontrarnos Canal Twitch Oficial https://www.twitch.tv/applelianosdirectos Grupo Privado https://t.me/joinchat/5E0F_4C-r9xjNGM0 Canal Calidad FLAC https://t.me/ApplelianosFLAC Mi Shop Amazon https://amzn.to/30sYcbB Twitter Oficial https://twitter.com/ApplelianosPod  Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/es/podcast/applelianos-podcast/id993909563 Ivoox https://www.ivoox.com/podcast-applelianos-podcast_sq_f1170563_1.html Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/2P1alAORWd9CaW7Fws2Fyd?si=6Lj9RFMyTlK8VFwr9LgoOw  Youtube https://www.youtube.com/c/ApplelianosApplelianos/featured

HousingWire Daily
Title companies grapple with changing volume

HousingWire Daily

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 27:06


On this episode, Editor in Chief Sarah Wheeler talks with Reporter Brooklee Han about the massive volume title companies saw last year and what's happening as that volume shrinks. The two discuss which companies gained market share and who might be rethinking their title strategy. They also look at the first-quarter earnings for iBuyers Opendoor and Offerpad. HW Media articles related to this episode:Title insurance industry premiums spike $7B year over yearDoma lays off 15% of work force as Q1 revenue declinesWelcome to the club: iBuyer Opendoor turns a profit in Q1

Dark Depths Podcast
Chatting with the SCGCon Legacy 5k Winner - Ep. 88

Dark Depths Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 77:47


After a week off, Billy sits down the Mapson fresh off his Legacy win at SCGCon. We talk about his epic run, how his 75 went undefeated over the weekend, and how the Legacy format compares in paper and online. The hosts then talk about the results of the Modern Showcase Challenge and Mapson gives his choice of best deck in Modern. DougesOnTwitch's Marit Lage Token - https://twitter.com/DougesOnTwitch/status/1522903308641648642?s=20&t=VXmRVh3iSOH27WFMKETleg BCDL9 - https://www.facebook.com/events/682377166319156/?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A%2252%22%2C%22action_history%22%3A%22[%7B%5C%22surface%5C%22%3A%5C%22share_link%5C%22%2C%5C%22mechanism%5C%22%3A%5C%22share_link%5C%22%2C%5C%22extra_data%5C%22%3A%7B%5C%22invite_link_id%5C%22%3A1404060473375239%7D%7D]%22%7D Legacy Pit Open 2 - https://thelegacypit.com/the-legacy-pit-open-ii

ลงทุนแมน
เนเธอร์แลนด์ ประเทศเล็ก ๆ แต่พัฒนาถึงขีดสุด

ลงทุนแมน

Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 8:49


เนเธอร์แลนด์ ประเทศที่สร้างนวัตกรรมที่ยิ่งใหญ่หลายอย่างของโลก มาตลอดหลายร้อยปีที่ผ่านมา ทำไมประเทศเล็ก ๆ อย่างเนเธอร์แลนด์ ถึงสร้างนวัตกรรมระดับโลกได้ ? ลงทุนแมนจะเล่าให้ฟัง References -https://www.stock2morrow.com/article-detail.php?id=2175&read_meta=%7B%22label%22%3A%22articlepage_number1%22%2C%22group%22%3A%22NA%22%7D -https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Netherlands -https://investinholland.com/news/10-inventions-didnt-know-dutch/ -https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Dutch_inventions_and_innovations -https://humboldt.global/top-agricultural-exporters/ -https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euronext_Amsterdam -https://data.worldbank.org/indicator/NY.GDP.PCAP.CD?locations=NL -Measuring-Innovation-in-Education-Netherlands.pdf (oecd.org)

FactSet Evening Market Recap
Evening Market Recap - Thursday, 5-May

FactSet Evening Market Recap

Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 6:16


US equities sharply lower, more than reversing yesterday's big post-FOMC rally. Also saw another big backup in bond yields, a dollar surge, and concerns about the complicated policy path for central banks moving forward. China reiterates its commitment to Zero Covid. Elon Musk discloses over $7B in financing commitments for his purchase of Twitter.

TD Ameritrade Network
Earnings Alert: ETSY, BKNG, QRVO

TD Ameritrade Network

Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 10:47


Booking Holdings (BKNG) earnings report revealed $3.90 in EPS and $2.7B in revenue, beating estimates. The BKNG stock price is rallying in the post-market session, being up over 10%. Qorvo Inc. (QRVO) earnings call showed $3.12 in EPS and $1.17B in revenue. The QRVO stock price is down 5% in the post-market session. Finally, Nicole Petallides and Caroline Woods discuss Etsy Inc. (ETSY) earnings report which indicated $0.60 in EPS and $579.27M in revenue, beating estimates. The ETSY stock price is down over 11% following the announcement.

Understanding Congress
What Is the Relationship between Lobbyists and Congress? (with Timothy LaPira)

Understanding Congress

Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 29:18


The topic of this episode is, “What is the relationship between lobbyists and Congress?” My guest is https://www.jmu.edu/polisci/people/faculty-lapira.shtml (Timothy LaPira). He is a professor of political science at James Madison University and a faculty affiliate at the Center for Effective Lawmaking at the University of Virginia. Tim, I should add, is the lead editor of our volume https://amzn.to/3NuwH5P (Congress Overwhelmed: The Decline of Congressional Capacity and Prospects for Reform) (University of Chicago Press, 2020). But even more relevant to the subject of this podcast episode is that Professor LaPira coauthored the book https://amzn.to/35n7JUu (Revolving Door Lobbying: Public Service, Private Influence, and the Unequal Representation of Interests). This makes him an especially apt person to answer the question for us, “What is the relationship between lobbyists and Congress?” Kevin Kosar: Welcome to Understanding Congress, a podcast about the first branch of government. Congress is a notoriously complex institution, and few Americans think well of it, but Congress is essential to our republic. It's a place where our pluralistic society is supposed to work out its differences and come to agreement about what our laws should be. And that is why we are here: to discuss our national legislature and to think about ways to upgrade it so it can better serve our nation. I'm your host, Kevin Kosar, and I'm a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, a think tank in Washington, DC. Tim, welcome to the podcast. Timothy LaPira: Thank you for having me. Glad to be here. Kevin Kosar: Let's start very simply, with the definition of a lobbyist. Now, under the First Amendment, anyone can petition the government for a redress of grievances, as the Constitution says. So plenty of people do talk to Congress, and the executive branch and judiciary, for that matter. In fact, in my job at a think tank, I am often asked to comment on bills or testify before Congress by congressional staff or even legislators who approach me. But I'm not a lobbyist. So what makes a lobbyist a lobbyist? Timothy LaPira: This is a great question. It's one that's often misunderstood. There's many definitions of what a lobbyist is, but I tend to think of—there's two ways to think about this. First, the more comprehensive, academic version of thinking about a lobbyist. It could go by the name of policy advocate, government relations professional, policy strategist, or something along those lines. These are people who make money to represent other people's interests. Those interests are typically going to be collected in organizations, but it's not just representing those interests in speaking. It's representing those interests in the policymaking process. There has to be a connection between the private sector and the government. So that's a very broad definition. There is, further, a statutory definition, primarily through the https://www.congress.gov/bill/104th-congress/senate-bill/1060 (Lobbying Disclosure Act) of 1995, which has been updated a number of times. In that law, there's a three-test definition of what a lobbyist is. First, they have to earn money. There's a minimum amount of money that's frankly not all that much given the size of the lobbying industry. It's about $5,000 a month. Second, they have to contact more than one government official. The purpose of this in the law, of course, is not to simply capture everyone, as you suggested. They might want to call up their member of Congress and say, "Vote for the bill,” or “Vote against a nominee," or what have you. The third point of the definition is most critical and frankly controversial: the lobbyist must spend more than 20 percent of her time on lobbying services in a given three-month reporting period. Now, https://www.congress.gov/member/carl-levin/L000261?q=%7B%22house-committee%22%3A%22Rules%22%7D (Senator Levin), when he originally wrote this law—the...

Dame Rueda
Dame Rueda Semanal 23 - Motores OHV

Dame Rueda

Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 78:37


Estamos de nuevo aquí con algunas noticias y una buena ración de mecánica. Esta semana en la 10/11, Ramón continúa con la distribución y en esta ocasión le toca el turno a las válvulas en cabeza OHV. Álex en la ruta de la semana nos llevará por El Júcar y el embalse del Tranco. Ducati Eléctrica: https://www.motorpasionmoto.com/motos-electricas/esta-viva-ducati-v21l-nuevo-prototipo-electrico-para-motoe-chilla-circuito-vallelunga Página de subastas: https://collectingcars.com/collection/superbike-sunday Ruta de la Semana: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/11OKOVK9r2gJYTKaeZH4y-LsoXJfsZ-po?usp=sharing Recomendaciones de la semana: -Bolsas estancas Aliexpress: https://es.aliexpress.com/item/4000200277226.html?spm=a2g0o.productlist.0.0.5d741b1dMhc3LN&algo_pvid=421942e3-d3e4-44af-b07e-8235817cd856&algo_exp_id=421942e3-d3e4-44af-b07e-8235817cd856-3&pdp_ext_f=%7B%22sku_id%22%3A%2210000000759310217%22%7D&pdp_pi=-1%3B38.25%3B-1%3B-1%40salePrice%3BEUR%3Bsearch-mainSearch -Película “Destino a Brighton” -Serie “Episodes”: https://www.filmaffinity.com/es/film907199.html -Serie “Dopesick”: https://www.filmaffinity.com/es/film634611.html -Película “Black Box”: https://www.filmaffinity.com/es/film574146.html Playlist Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5Nbgeym99J69JsT130mNav?si=a8d21d2450aa4e03 Blog Dame Rueda: https://damerueda.home.blog/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/damerueda/?hl=es

Improve the News
April 30 2022: US vows to restrict disinformation and arrest Virgin Island premier

Improve the News

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 30, 2022 24:58


Facts & spin for April 30 2022 top stories: The US government plans an anti-disinformation agency, the Virgin Island may lose its independence as its prime minister is arrested, there's another missile attack against Kyiv, the US left $7B of Military equipment In Afghanistan, the's 80% more measles this year, the US economy is shrinking, an anchor sues ESPN over free speech, a report accuses Minneapolis police of discrimination, Trump officials allegedly send $700M to a Trump-related company, and a report claims that climate change could cause mass extinction of ocean animals. Sources: https://www.improvethenews.org/

Software Defined Talk
Episode 355: That's why he runs my Marketing department

Software Defined Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 58:26


This week we discuss Matt's new job at Kubecost, Istio joins the CNCF, the latest cloud earnings and Twitter gets bought. Plus, the first ever Cloud Startup Fantasy Draft… Rundown Kubecost (https://www.kubecost.com) Istio Istio have applied to become Cloud Native Project (https://twitter.com/IstioMesh/status/1518616150258733058) Istio moves to the CNCF - Service Mesh's Past, Present and Future - Solo (https://www.solo.io/blog/istio-past-present-future/) Earnings AWS CEO: We're not spinning out, likely to seek acquisitions (https://www.theregister.com/2022/04/21/aws_not_for_sale/) Amazon's cloud business grows almost 37%, but slows from last quarter (https://www.cnbc.com/2022/04/28/aws-earnings-q1-2022.html) Microsoft earnings beat across the board (https://www.cnbc.com/2022/04/26/microsoft-msft-earnings-q3-2022.html) Alphabet reports weak earnings and revenue on big YouTube miss (https://www.cnbc.com/2022/04/26/alphabet-to-report-q1-earnings-after-the-bell-tuesday.html) Cloud CAPEX: Google and Microsoft (https://twitter.com/charlesfitz/status/1519363715480514560) The Complete History & Strategy of NVIDIA (https://www.acquired.fm/episodes/nvidia-the-gpu-company-1993-2006) Akamai launches managed database offering for MySQL, PostgreSQL, Redis and MongoDB (https://siliconangle.com/2022/04/25/akamai-launches-managed-database-offering-mysql-postgresql-redis-mongodb/) Twitter Back to the Future of Twitter (https://stratechery.com/2022/back-to-the-future-of-twitter/) Elon Musk to Acquire Twitter (https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/elon-musk-to-acquire-twitter-301532245.html) Bezos on Twitter being acquired (https://twitter.com/jeffbezos/status/1518734031566778368?s=21&t=hU6sj6ankANQAZPIf6Pnog) Twitter's top lawyer reassures staff, cries during meeting about Musk takeover (https://www.politico.com/news/2022/04/26/twitters-top-lawyer-reassures-staff-cries-during-meeting-about-musk-takeover-00027931) Relevant to your Interests 7 Best Free RSS Feed Readers (https://bloggingwizard.com/free-rss-feed-readers/) Is Firefox OK? (https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2022/02/is-firefox-ok/) After proving need for no-code apps, Glide rewarded with $20M Series A – TechCrunch (https://techcrunch.com/2022/04/21/with-20m-series-a-glide-expands-no-code-application-building-capabilities/) Good SDT Slack Thread on this (https://softwaredefinedtalk.slack.com/archives/C6CDLDCVB/p1650634994278229) The Founder Who Turned an Automation Startup Into Portland's Biggest Tech Company (https://pnw.ai/article/the-founder-who-turned-an-automation-startup-into-portland-s-biggest-tech-company/121260557) Analysts Predict End is Near for Global Chip Shortage (https://www.tomshardware.com/news/analyst-predicts-end-of-chip-shortage) Hopin: virtual events start-up struggles as real gatherings return (https://www.ft.com/content/312acbb3-eb72-4d2f-b81f-649dcb3583ca) Elon Musk to Acquire Twitter (https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/elon-musk-to-acquire-twitter-301532245.html) Devs Are Up in Arms After Apple Says It Will Remove Games That Haven't Been Updated - IGN (https://www.ign.com/articles/devs-upset-apple-remove-app-store-havent-been-updated) AppDynamics founder's midas touch strikes again as Harness valuation hits $3.7B (https://techcrunch.com/2022/04/26/appdynamics-founders-midas-touch-strikes-again-as-harness-valuation-hits-3-7b/) SonarSource raises $412M to scan codebases for bugs (https://techcrunch.com/2022/04/26/sonarsource-raises-412m-to-scan-codebases-for-bugs-and-vulnerabilities/) Kubernetes Is Here to Stay: Here's Why (https://tanzu.vmware.com/content/blog/state-of-kubernetes-2022) Dropbox unplugged its own datacenter to test resilience (https://www.theregister.com/2022/04/27/dropbox_unplugged_datacenter) YouTube's growth struggles to load (https://thehustle.co/04282022-YouTube-growth) Apple now lets you buy parts so you can fix your iPhone yourself (https://www.cnbc.com/2022/04/27/apple-now-lets-you-buy-iphone-parts-so-you-can-fix-it-yourself.html) Robinhood is cutting 9% of its staff (https://www.protocol.com/bulletins/robinhood-layoffs) Top 10 PaaS providers of 2022 and what they offer you (https://www.techtarget.com/searchcloudcomputing/feature/Top-10-PaaS-providers-and-what-they-offer-you) Nonsense Once the Square CEO, Jack Dorsey is now officially 'Block Head' (https://www.marketwatch.com/story/jack-dorsey-changes-his-official-title-from-ceo-to-block-head-11650663753) Conferences THAT Conference comes to Texas (https://that.us/events/tx/2022/), May 23-26, 2022 Discount Codes: Everything Ticket ($75 off): SDTFriends75 3 Day Camper Ticket ($50 off): SDTFriends50 Virtual Ticket ($75 off): SDTFriendsON75 DevOpsDays Austin 2022 (https://devopsdays.org/events/2022-austin/welcome/), May 4 - 5, 2022 DevOpsDays Chicago 2022: (https://sessionize.com/devopsdays-chicago-2022/), May 10 & 11th, 2022 MongoDB World 2022 (https://www.mongodb.com/world-2022), June 7-9th, 2022 Splunk's ,conf (http://Splunk's> ,conf June 13-16, 2022), June 13-16, 2022 THAT Conference Wisconsin (https://that.us/call-for-counselors/wi/2022/), July 25, 2022 VMware Explore 2022, August 29 – September 1, 2022 (https://www.vmware.com/explore.html?src=so_623a10693ceb7&cid=7012H000001Kb0hQAC) SpringOne Platform (https://springone.io/?utm_source=cote&utm_medium=podcast&utm_content=sdt), SF, December 6–8, 2022. SDT news & hype Join us in Slack (http://www.softwaredefinedtalk.com/slack). Get a SDT Sticker! Send your postal address to stickers@softwaredefinedtalk.com (mailto:stickers@softwaredefinedtalk.com) and we will send you free laptop stickers! Follow us on Twitch (https://www.twitch.tv/sdtpodcast), Twitter (https://twitter.com/softwaredeftalk), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/softwaredefinedtalk/), LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/software-defined-talk/) and YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCi3OJPV6h9tp-hbsGBLGsDQ/featured). Use the code SDT to get $20 off Coté's book, (https://leanpub.com/digitalwtf/c/sdt) Digital WTF (https://leanpub.com/digitalwtf/c/sdt), so $5 total. Become a sponsor of Software Defined Talk (https://www.softwaredefinedtalk.com/ads)! Recommendations Brandon: F1 TV (https://f1tv.formula1.com) Matt: Factorio Story Missions (https://mods.factorio.com/mod/Story-Missions) Photo Credits Banner (https://unsplash.com/photos/_mEuPiaz8pU) CoverArt (https://unsplash.com/photos/7ezFz2Hxd40)

Daily Detroit
"Make Your Own Party" with this new book (ft. Kelli Lewton, Chef + Author)

Daily Detroit

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 18:42


Kelli Lewton is a Certifed Executive Chef, a successful catering company owner and makes frequent appearances on local media. She has a new book out, "Make Your Own Party," with 20 blueprints to empower you to put together an awesome shindig. Support your local bookstore or get it online here: https://scribe-publishing.com/product/myo/ There's also a book launch party the Whiskey Factory: https://www.facebook.com/events/518900826313400/?acontext=%7B%22event_action_history%22%3A[%7B%22surface%22%3A%22page%22%7D]%7D Part of the proceeds go to benefit the nonprofit Detroit Food Academy. If this is your first time meeting the show, don't forget to follow us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you download your favorite shows. If you love what we're doing, consider support us at: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/dailydetroit  

NTD News Today
Putin: Quick Response If West Intervenes; US Economic Growth Shrank in First Quarter | NTD News Today

NTD News Today

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 50:41


NTD News Today—4/28/2022 1. Soldiers at Azovstal Call for Evacuation 2. Putin: Quick Response if West Intervenes 3. Ukrainian Farmers Wear Body Armor to Work 4. Holocaust Survivors Flee Ukraine for Israel 5. NY Human Rights Center Condemns Russian Invasion, Supports Holocaust Survivors in Ukraine 6. $7B of Military Equipment Left in Afghanistan 7. U.S. Economic Growth Shrank in First Quarter 8. Joe Biden Met Hunter's Close Business Partner 9. Blinken: U.S. Officials Are Under Threat 10. Desantis Signs Bill on Election Integrity 11. GA Bill Authorizes Voter Fraud Investigations 12. Justice Breyer's Last Day on the Bench 13. Archegos Founder, Former CFO Plead Not Guilty 14. AZ: Cold Case Arrest in 30 Year Old Murder 15. LA Sheriff Announces Probe Into Stolen Video 16. OH: Teen Jumps From Moving Car During Chase 17. AZ: Mountain Lion Spooked by Automatic Door 18. 'Ida' Retired From List of Hurricane Names 19. U.S. Report: China Unfairly Dominates Markets 20. U.S. Trade Representative Recognizes Taiwan's Intellectual Property Protection 21. Manufacturers Say Trade Report Shows Concrete Steps to Protect Innovation 22. Many Countries Have 'Far to Go' to Protect Intellectual Property: U.S. Innovation Center 23. Lockdowns Hurt China's Commuter Workers 24. 1st Ever Human Case of H3n8 Bird Flu 25. AUS Politician's 'Nazi' Remarks Anger Beijing 26. Election Shows Polarized France: Analyst 27. Macron Expected to Name New Prime Minister 28. Toxic Foam Floats on Colombian River 29. Nadal Unveils Rafa Nadal Sports University 30. Zverev Apologizes for Munich Open Loss 31. Prades Crashes Mistakenly Celebrating Stage Win 32. Sistine Chapel Replica Opens in Mexico City 33. The Dutch Celebrate First King's Day Holiday 34. World's Largest Blue Diamond Auctioned for $57m 35. The Ups and Downs of the Sun Hormone 36. One Lucky Winner for $473 Mil Powerball Ticket

The Talking Dead - A podcast dedicated to the AMC TV series The Walking Dead
The Talking Dead #584: FTWD s7e9 “Follow Me” & s7e10 “Mourning Cloak”

The Talking Dead - A podcast dedicated to the AMC TV series The Walking Dead

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 71:37


After a little bit of time off Jason and I return to cover the first two episodes in season 7B of Fear The Walking Dead. Alicia wakes up in a strange house and ends up on a mission for a new stereo. Then Charlie is sent for some elevator parts. Sound crazy? Tune in for our thoughts on these two episodes. --Please send us your comments, thoughts and feedback! Email us at talkingdeadpodcast@gmail.com, or post comments below. You can follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/talkingdead, or leave us a voice message by clicking the "Send Voicemail" link in the header. Support the show by donating via PayPal, or by becoming a Patron.

New York Daily News
New York Daily News, April 27, 2022

New York Daily News

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 3:49


Mayor Adams unveils revised $99.7B budget; N.Y. Senate approves Adult Survivors Act; Lawmakers defend New York's potential crypto mining moratorium

The Walking Dead Talk Through
FTWDTT 092 – Follow Me (S7E9)

The Walking Dead Talk Through

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022 108:08


For this episode 92 of Fear the Walking Dead Talk Through, Kyle and LT talk through the Season Premier of 7B, Episode 9 of Fear the Walking Dead titled Follow Me, which was written by Ian Goldberg and Andrew Chambliss directed by Heather Cappiello. Alicia fights off Arno and her worsening fevers with a little help from a mysterious stranger.

Talk Through Media All-Inclusive Feed
FTWDTT 092 – Follow Me (S7E9)

Talk Through Media All-Inclusive Feed

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022 108:08


For this episode 92 of Fear the Walking Dead Talk Through, Kyle and LT talk through the Season Premier of 7B, Episode 9 of Fear the Walking Dead titled Follow Me, which was written by Ian Goldberg and Andrew Chambliss directed by Heather Cappiello. Alicia fights off Arno and her worsening fevers with a little help from a mysterious stranger.

Brains Gone Bad: A The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead Podcast

Kim and Lizzie rant about the mid-season opener for 7B.

The Tech Humanist Show
How Tech Harms – and Can Help Heal – the Climate

The Tech Humanist Show

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 45:09


On this week's episode, we're talking about one of the most urgent issues facing humanity today, and how we can reframe our mindset around it to better encourage and allow ourselves to take action. That issue, of course, is climate change. Technology has created a lot of the problems we face, but is also coming up with some of the most innovative and inventive solutions. Solving this is going to take creativity, collaboration, and a willingness to change, but that's what we're all about here at the Tech Humanist Show! What is our individual responsibility to tackling these problems? What are the most exciting solutions on the horizon? Who should we be holding to account, and how? Those answers and more on this week's episode. Guests this week include Sarah T. Roberts, AR Siders, Tan Copsey, Anne Therese Gennari, Christopher Mims, Art Chang, Dorothea Baur, Abhishek Gupta, and Caleb Gardner. The Tech Humanist Show is a multi-media-format program exploring how data and technology shape the human experience. Hosted by Kate O'Neill. To watch full interviews with past and future guests, or for updates on what Kate O'Neill is doing next, subscribe to The Tech Humanist Show hosted by Kate O'Neill channel on YouTube. Full Transcript: Hello, humans! Today we're talking about a problem that technology is both a major cause of and perhaps one of our best potential solutions for: climate change. By almost any reckoning, the climate emergency is the most urgent and existential challenge facing humanity for the foreseeable future. All of the other issues we face pale in comparison to the need to arrest and reverse carbon emissions, reduce global average temperatures, and begin the work of rebuilding sustainable models for all of us to be able to live and work on this planet. By late 2020, melting ice in the Arctic began to release previously-trapped methane gas deposits. The warming effects of methane are 80 times stronger than carbon over 20 years, which has climate scientists deeply worried. Meanwhile, the Amazon rainforest has been devastated by burning. The plastic-filled oceans are warming. Coral reefs are dying. Experts are constantly adjusting their predictions on warming trends. And climate issues contribute to other socio-political issues as well, usually causing a big loop: Climate disasters create uninhabitable environments, leading to increased migration and refugee populations, which can overwhelm nearby areas and stoke the conditions for nationalistic and jingoistic political power grabs. This puts authoritarians and fascists into power—who usually aren't too keen on spending money to fix problems like climate change that don't affect them personally—exacerbating all of the previous problems. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson showcased exactly this type of position before a recent UN climate conference, claiming the fall of the Roman empire was due to uncontrolled immigration as a way of refocusing people's fear and attention away from climate change. Marine Le Pen of France went so far as to say that those without a homeland don't care about the environment. Similarly out-of-touch and out-of-context things have been said recently by right-wing leaders in Spain, Germany, Switzerland… the list goes on and on. Perhaps the most psychologically challenging aspect of all this is that even as we begin to tackle these issues one by one, we will continue to see worsening environmental effects for the next few decades. As David Wallace-Wells writes in The Uninhabitable Earth: “Some amount of further warming is already baked in, thanks to the protracted processes by which the planet adapts to greenhouse gas…But all of those paths projected from the present…to two degrees, to three, to four or even five—will be carved overwhelmingly by what we choose to do now.” The message is: It's up to us. We know what's coming, and are thus empowered to chart the course for the future. What we need are bold visions and determined action, and we need it now. At this point you may be thinking, “I could really use some of that Kate O'Neill optimism right about now…” Not only do I have hope, but many of the climate experts I have read and spoken with are hopeful as well. But the first step in Strategic Optimism is acknowledging the full and unvarnished reality, and the hard truth about the climate crisis is that things do look bleak right now. Which just means our optimistic strategy in response has to be that much more ambitious, collaborative, and comprehensive. As Christiana Figuere and Tom Rivett-Carnac wrote in The Future We Choose: Surviving the Climate Crisis, “[To feel] a lack of agency can easily transform into anger. Anger that sinks into despair is powerless to make change. Anger that evolves into conviction is unstoppable.” One of the things slowing progress on the climate front is the people on the extreme ends of the belief spectrum—especially those in positions of power—who believe it's either too late to do anything, or that climate change isn't happening at all. Technology exacerbates this problem through the spread of false information. Thankfully by this point most people—around 90% of Americans and a higher percentage of scientists—are in agreement that it's happening, although we're still divided on the cause. The same poll conducted in October 2021 by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago, found that only 54% of Americans believe humans contribute to climate change. A separate study conducted that same month looked at 88,125 peer-reviewed climate studies published between 2012 and 2020, and determined that 99.9% of those studies found human activity to be directly responsible for our warming planet. It's important, however, not to write off the people who aren't yet fully convinced. Technology, as much as it has given us near-infinite access to information, is also a tremendous propagator of mis- and disinformation, which is fed to people by algorithms as immutable fact, and is often indistinguishable from the truth. Sarah T Roberts, who is Associate Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) where she also serves as the co-founder of the UCLA Center for Critical Internet Inquiry, explains further. Sarah T Roberts: “When I think about people who fall victim to conspiracy theories, what I see is a human impulse to make sense of a world that increasingly doesn't. And they're doing it in the absence of information that is way more complex and hard to parse out and might actually point criticism at places that are very uncomfortable. They sense a wrongness about the world but they don't have the right information, or access to it, or even the ability to parse it, because we've destroyed public schools. And then the auxiliary institutions that help people, such as libraries, and that leaves them chasing their own tail through conspiracy theories instead of unpacking things like the consequences of western imperialism, or understanding human migration as economic and environmental injustice issues. Y'know, you combine all that, and people, what do they do? They reach for the pablum of Social Media, which is instantaneous, always on, easy to digest, and worth about as much as, y'know, those things might be worth. I guess what I'm trying to do is draw some connections around phenomena that seem like they have come from nowhere. It would behoove us to connect those dots both in this moment, but also draw back on history, at least the last 40 years of sort of like neoliberal policies that have eroded the public sphere in favor of private industry. What it didn't do was erode the public's desire to know, but what has popped up in that vacuum are these really questionable information sources that really don't respond to any greater norms, other than partisanship, advertising dollars, etc. And that's on a good day!” The fact is, there are a number of industries and people who have a vested interest in maintaining the status quo. Not all of them engage in disinformation schemes, but some corporations—and people—who are interested in fighting climate change aren't willing to look at solutions that might change their business or way of life. Too much change is scary, so they look for solutions that keep things as they are. AR Siders: “Too much of our climate change adaptation is focused on trying to maintain the status quo. We're trying to say, ‘hey, the climate is changing, what can we do to make sure that everything stays the same in the face of climate change?' And I think that's the wrong way to think about this.” That's AR Siders, assistant professor in the Biden School of Public Policy and Administration and the Department of Geography and a Core Faculty Member of the Disaster Research Center. Siders' research focuses on climate change adaptation governance, decision-making, and evaluation. ARSiders: “I think we need to think about the idea that we're not trying to maintain the status quo, we're trying to choose how we want our societies to change. I often start talks by showing historic photos, and trying to point out, in 1900, those photos don't look like they do today. So, 100 years in the future, things are going to look different. And that's true even if you don't accept climate change. Even if we stop climate change tomorrow, we might have another pandemic. We'll have new technology. And so our goal shouldn't be to try to lock society into the way it works today, it should be to think about, what are the things we really care about preserving, and then what things do we actively want to choose to change? Climate adaptation can be a really exciting field if we think about it that way.” And it is! But as more people have opened their eyes to the real threat looming in the near-horizon, disinformation entities and bad actors have changed their tactics, shifting responsibility to individuals, and away from the corporations causing the majority of the harm. So let's talk about our personal responsibility to healing the climate. Tan Copsey: “We always should be careful of this trap of individual action, because in the past the fossil fuel industry has emphasized individual action.” That's Tan Copsey, who is Senior Director, Projects and Partnerships at Climate Nexus, a strategic communications organization. His work focuses on communicating the impacts of climate change and the benefits of acting to reduce climate risks. You'll be hearing from him a lot this episode. We spoke recently about climate change solutions and responsibilities across countries and industries. He continued: Tan Copsey: “I don't know if it's true but apparently BP invented the carbon footprint as a way of kind of getting people to focus on themselves and feel a sense of guilt, and project out a sense of blame, but that's not really what it's about. Dealing with climate change should ultimately be a story about hope, and that's what I kind of try and tell myself and other people.” Speaking of, Shell had a minor PR awakening in November 2020 when they tweeted a poll asking: “What are you willing to change to help reduce carbon emissions?” The tweet prompted many high-profile figures like climate activist Greta Thunberg and US congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to call out the hypocrisy of a fossil fuel company asking the public for personal change. In truth, research has found that the richest 1% of the world's population were responsible for the emission of more than twice as much carbon dioxide as the poorer half of the world from 1990 to 2015, with people in the US causing the most emissions per capita in the world. Now, this doesn't mean to abandon personal responsibility. We should all make what efforts we can to lower our carbon footprint where feasible—whether by reviewing consumption habits, eating less meat, driving less, or anything from a wide variety of options. There's interesting psychological research around how making sustainable choices keeps us grounded in the mindset of what needs to change. I spoke with Anne Therese Gennari, a speaker, educator, and environmental activist known as The Climate Optimist, about the psychology behind individual action, and how the simple act of being more climate conscious in our daily lives can make the world a better place in ways beyond reducing our carbon footprints. Anne Therese Gennari: “Do our individual actions matter… and I think it matters so much, for 4 reasons. The first one is that it mends anxiety. A lot of people are starting to experience climate anxiety, and the first step out of that is actually to put yourself back in power. Choosing optimism is not enough. Telling ourselves, ‘I want to be optimistic,' is gonna fall short very quickly, but if we keep showing up for that work and that change, we're actually fueling the optimism from within. And that's how we keep going. The second one is that it builds character. So, the things that you do every day start to build up your habits, and that builds your character. Recognizing that the things we do becomes the identity that we hold onto, and that actually plays a huge part on what I'll say next, which is, start shifting the culture. We are social creatures, and we always look to our surroundings to see what's acceptable and okay and not cool and all these things, so the more of us that do something, it starts to shift norms and create a new culture, and we have a lot of power when we start to shift the culture. And then lastly, I'll just say, we always plant seeds. So whatever you do, someone else might see and pick up on, you never know what's gonna ripple effect from your actions.” No one person can make every change needed, but we can all do something. Every small action has the potential to create positive effects you'll never know. One surprising piece of information is that some of the things we're doing that we know are bad for the environment—like online delivery—may have more of a positive environmental impact than we thought. While the sheer amount of product that we order—especially non-essential items—is definitely exacerbating climate change, there are some positive takeaways. Christopher Mims, tech columnist at the Wall Street Journal and author of Arriving Today, on how everything gets from the factory to our front door, explains how, especially once our transportation and delivery vehicles have been electrified, ordering online may be a significantly greener alternative to shopping in stores. Christopher Mims: “The good news—you would think all of this ordering stuff online is terrible for the environment—look, it's bad for the environment in as much as it makes us consume more. We're all over-consuming, on average. But it's good for the environment in that, people forget, hopping into a 2 or 3 thousand pound car and driving to the grocery store—or a store—to get 5 to 15 pounds of goods and driving it home is horribly inefficient compared to putting the same amount of goods onto a giant box truck that can make 150 stops (if you're talking about a UPS or an Amazon delivery van), or a few dozen if you're talking about groceries. The funny thing is that delivery has the potential to be way more sustainable, and involve way less waste than our current system of going to stores. Frankly, physical retail is kind of a nightmare environmentally.” That's only a small piece of the puzzle, and there are still social and economic issues involved in the direct-to-home delivery industry. More important in regards to our personal responsibility is to stay engaged in the conversation. A both/and mindset is best: embrace our own individual responsibilities, one of which is holding companies and entities with more direct impact on the climate accountable for making infrastructural and operational change that can give individuals more freedom to make responsible choices. Tan Copsey again. Tan Copsey: “It is about political action and engagement for me. Not just voting, but it's about everything that happens in between. It's about community engagement, and the tangible things you feel when there are solar panels on a rooftop, or New York begins to move away from gas. I mean, that's a huge thing! In a more existential sense, the news has been bad. The world is warming, and our approach to dealing with it distributes the benefits to too few people. There are definitely things you can do, and so when I talk about political pressure, I'm not just talking about political pressure for ‘climate action,' I'm talking about political pressure for climate action that benefits as many people as possible.” So, if part of our responsibility is to hold our leaders to account… what changes do we need? What should we be encouraging our leaders to do? Since we're talking about political engagement, let's start with government. Tan spoke to me about government response to another global disaster—the COVID-19 Pandemic—and some of the takeaways that might be applied to battling climate change as well. Tan Copsey: “What's really interesting to me about the pandemic is how much money governments made available, particularly the Fed in the US, and how they just pumped that money into the economy as it exists. Now, you can pump that money into the economy and change it, too, and you can change it quite dramatically. And that's what we're beginning to see in Europe as they attempt to get off Russian gas. You're seeing not just the installation of heat pumps at astonishing scale, but you're also seeing real acceleration of a push toward green energy, particularly in Germany. You're also seeing some ideas being revisited. In Germany it's changing people's minds about nuclear power, and they're keeping nukes back on.” Revisiting debates we previously felt decided on is unsettling. Making the future a better place is going to require a great deal of examination and change, which can be scary. It's also something federal governments are designed not to be able to do too quickly. But that change doesn't have to work against the existing economy; it can build with it. It might be notable to people looking at this from a monetary perspective—the world's seven most industrialized countries will lose a combined nearly $5 trillion in GDP over the next several decades if global temperatures rise by 2.6 degrees Celsius. So it behooves everyone to work on these solutions. And what are those solutions? AR Siders spoke to me about the four types of solutions to climate issues. A lot of her work involves coastal cities, so her answer uses “flooding” as an example, but the strategies apply to other problems as well. AR Siders: “So the main categories are, Resistance, so this is things like building a flood wall, putting in dunes, anything that tries to stop the water from reaching your home. Then there's Accommodation, the classic example here is elevating homes, so the water comes, and the water goes, but it does less damage because you're sort of out of the way. Then there's Avoidance, which is ‘don't build there in the first place,' (America, we're not very good at that one). And then Retreat is, once you've built there, if you can't resist or accommodate, or if those have too many costs, financial or otherwise, then maybe it's time to relocate.” We'll need to apply all four strategies to different problems as they crop up, but it's important that we're proactive and remain open to which solution works best for a given issue. City governments have tremendous opportunities to emerge as leaders in this space. Studies project that by the end of the century, US cities could be up to 10 degrees Fahrenheit warmer in the afternoon and 14 degrees warmer at night, meaning cities need to start taking action now. Phoenix, Arizona—a city that experiences the “heat island effect” year round—is actively making efforts to minimize these effects. In 2020, they began testing “cool pavement,” a chemical coating that reflects sunlight and minimizes the absorption of heat to curb the heat island effect. Additionally, measures to offer better transit options are on the table, with cities like Austin and New York emerging as leaders in the space. The Citi Bike app in New York City now shows transit information alongside rental and docking updates as acknowledgement that for many trips biking isn't enough, but in combination with buses or trains, biking can simplify and speed a commute as part of a greener lifestyle. Austin's recognition of the synergies between bikeshare and public transit has been praised as a model for other cities, as city transit agencies move away from seeing themselves as managers of assets (like busses), and towards being managers of mobility. I spoke with Art Chang, who has been a longtime entrepreneur and innovator in New York City—and who was, at the time of our discussion, running for mayor—about the need for resilience in preparing cities for the future. Art Chang: “There was a future—a digital future—for New York, but also being open to this idea that seas were rising, that global temperatures were going up, that we're going to have more violent storms, that things like the 100-year flood line may not be drawn to incorporate the future of these rising seas and storms. So we planned, deliberately and consciously, for a hundred-fifty year storm. We softened the edge of the water, because it creates such an exorbitant buffer for the rising seas and storms. We created trenches that are mostly hidden so that overflow water had a place to go. We surrounded the foundations of the building with what we call ‘bathtubs,' which are concrete enclosures that would prevent water from going into these places where so much of the infrastructure of these buildings were, and then we located as much of the mechanicals on top of the building, so they would be protected from any water. Those are some of the most major things. All technologies, they're all interconnected, they're all systems.” Making any of the changes suggested thus far requires collective action. And one of the ways in which we need to begin to collaborate better is simply to agree on the terms we're using and how we're measuring our progress. Some countries, like the United States, have an advantage when it comes to reporting on climate progress due to the amount of forests that naturally occur within their borders. That means the US can underreport emissions by factoring in the forests as “carbon sinks,” while other countries that may have lower emissions, but also fewer naturally-occurring forests, look worse on paper. This isn't factually wrong, but it obscures the work that's needed to be done in order to curb the damage. I asked Tan about these issues, and he elaborated on what he believes needs to be done. Tan Copsey: “Again, I'd say we resolve the ambiguity through government regulation. For example, the Securities and Exchange Commission is looking at ESG. So this big trend among investors and companies, the idea that you take account of environmental, social, and governance factors in your investments, in what your company does. Realistically, there hasn't been consistent measure of this. I could buy an exchange-traded fund, and it could be ‘ESG,' and I wouldn't really know what's in it. And it could be that what's in it isn't particularly good. And so regulators are really trying to look at that now and to try and standardize it, because that matters. Likewise, you have carbon markets which are sort of within European Union, and then you have voluntary carbon markets, which are often very reliant on forest credits sourced from somewhere else, where you're not quite sure if the carbon reduction is permanent or not. And yeah, there is a need for better standards there.” To do this holistically we will need to get creative with economic incentives, whether that involves offsets, green energy credits, or new programs at local, state, or national levels. One of the more aggressive and comprehensive plans for rethinking energy policy came from the EU in summer 2021, just as Germany and Belgium reeled from killer floods that were likely exacerbated by the climate crisis. The EU announced its ”Fit for 55” plans, ”a set of inter-connected proposals, which all drive toward the same goal of ensuring a fair, competitive and green transition by 2030 and beyond.” It's an approach that is systemic, recognizing the interconnectedness of a wide variety of policy areas and economic sectors: energy, transportation, buildings, land use, and forestry. And we need more programs and regulations like this. But until we have those better regulations we need, there are still things business leaders can do to make their businesses better for the environment today, so let's move away from government and talk about businesses. A lot of businesses these days pay an enormous amount of lip service (and money) to showing that they care about the environment, but the actual work being done to lower their carbon footprint or invest in cleaner business practices is a lot less significant. Tan spoke to me about this as well. Tan Copsey: “They need to move from a model which was a little bit more about PR to something that's real. In the past when a business issued a sustainability report, it was beautiful! It was glossily designed… And then when it came to like, filings with the SEC, they said ‘climate change is a serious issue and we are taking it seriously,' because their lawyers read it very, very closely. And so, if dealing with climate risk is embedded in everything you do as a business (as it probably should be), because almost every business, well, every business probably, interacts with the energy system—every business is a climate change business. They should be thinking about it, they should be reporting on it, y'know, when it comes to CEOs, it should be part of the way we assess their performance.” Nowadays, lots of companies are talking about “offsetting” their carbon emissions, or attempting to counter-act their emissions by planting trees or recapturing some of the carbon. But is this the right way to think about things? Dorothea Baur: “Offsetting is a really good thing, but the first question to ask should not be, ‘can I offset it?' or ‘how can I offset it?', but, ‘is what I'm doing, is it even necessary?'” That's Dorothea Baur, a leading expert & advisor in Europe on ethics, responsibility, and sustainability across industries such as finance, technology, and beyond. Her PhD is in NGO-business partnerships, and she's been active in research and projects around sustainable investment, corporate social responsibility, and increasingly, emerging technology such as AI. Dorothea Baur: “So, I mean, let's say my favorite passion is to fly to Barcelona every other weekend just for fun, for partying. So, instead of offsetting it, maybe I should stop doing it. And the same for tech companies saying, you know, ‘we're going to be carbon negative!' but then make the most money from totally unsustainable industries. That's kind of a double-edged sword.” It is notable that one of the key ways businesses and governments attempt to offset their emissions is “planting trees,” which has more problems than you may think. Yes, trees are an incredibly important part of a carbon sink approach, and we definitely need to plant more of them—but there's a catch to how we say we're going to do it. The promise of tree-planting has been such an easy add-on for companies' marketing campaigns to make over the years that there's a backlog of trees to be planted and not enough tree seedlings to keep up with the promises. It's not uncommon for companies to make the commitment to their customers to plant trees first, only for them to struggle to find partners to plant the promised trees. Dorothea Baur lamented this fact in her interview. Dorothea Baur: “It's also controversial, what I always joke about—the amount of trees that have been promised to be planted? I'm waiting for the day when I look out of my window in the middle of the city and they start planting trees! Because so much—I mean, the whole planet must be covered with trees! The thing is, it takes decades until the tree you plant really turns into a carbon sink. So, all that planting trees—it sounds nice, but also I think there's some double-counting going on. It's easy to get the credit for planting a tree, but it's hard to verify the reduction you achieve because it takes such a long time.” It's going to take more than lip service about tree-planting; we have to actually expand our infrastructural capability to grow and plant them, commit land to that use, and compensate for trees lost in wildfires and other natural disasters. Beyond that, we have to make sure the trees we're planting will actually have the effect we want. The New York Times published an article in March, arguing that “Reforestation can fight climate change, uplift communities and restore biodiversity. When done badly, though, it can speed extinctions and make nature less resilient…companies and countries are increasingly investing in tree planting that carpets large areas with commercial, nonnative species in the name of fighting climate change. These trees sock away carbon but provide little support to the webs of life that once thrived in those areas.” And that can mean the trees take resources away from existing plant life, killing it and eliminating the native carbon-sink—leading to a situation where net carbon emissions were reduced by nearly zero. These are problems that require collaboration and communication between industries, governments, activists, and individuals. Beyond those initiatives, companies can also improve their climate impact by investing in improvements to transportation for employees and customers, perhaps offering public transit or electric vehicle incentives to employees, or investing in a partnership with their municipality to provide electric vehicle charging stations at offices and storefronts. Additionally, business responsibility may include strategic adjustments to the supply chain or to materials used in products, packaging, or delivery. Another issue when it comes to offsetting emissions is the leeway the tech industry gives itself when it comes to measuring their own global climate impact, when the materials they need to build technology is one of the chief contributors to carbon emissions. Dorothea Baur again. Dorothea Baur: “The whole supply chain of the IT industry is also heavily based on minerals. There are actually, there are really interesting initiatives also by tech companies, or like commodity companies that specifically focus on the minerals or the metals that are in our computers. Like cobalt, there's a new transparency initiative, a fair cobalt initiative. So they are aware of this, but if you look at where is the main focus, it's more on the output than on the input. And even though the tech companies say, ‘oh, we're going to be carbon neutral or carbon negative,' as long as they sell their cloud services to the fossil industry, that's basically irrelevant.” Currently, AI tech is an “energy glutton”—training just one machine learning algorithm can produce CO2 emissions that are 5 times more than the lifetime emissions of a car. But there is still hope for AI as a tool to help with climate change, namely using it to learn how to more efficiently run energy grids and predict energy usage, especially as energy grids become more complicated with combined use of solar, wind, and water power in addition to traditional fossil fuels. AI can also make the global supply chain more efficient, reducing emissions and speeding up the process of developing new, cleaner materials. One small-scale use-case is “Trashbot,” which sorts waste materials into categories using sensors and cameras, eliminating the need for people to try to sort out their own recyclables. What's clear from every emerging report is that net zero emissions are no longer enough. We need governments and companies and every entity possible to commit to net negative emissions. Cities need ambitious plans for incentivizing buildings that sequester carbon. Companies need logistics overhauls to ensure their supply chains are as compliant as possible, and then some. Tan Copsey: ““What's interesting is when they talk about Net Zero—particularly companies, but also a lot of governments—they talk about Net Zero by 2050. What is that, 28 years. 28 years is still a long time away, and if you're a government, the current president certainly won't be president in 2050. If you're a company CEO, you may not be CEO next quarter, let alone in 28 years, and so we have to have nearer-term targets. You want to be Net Zero by 2050? Tell me how you're gonna get there. Tell me what you're gonna do by 2030, tell me what you're gonna do by next quarter. One of the things that encourages me is things like change in financial regulation, which sounds arcane and slightly off-topic, but it's not. It's about what companies report when, and how investors hold those companies to account to nearer-term action, because that's how we get there.” One of the reasons that corporations do so little to minimize their carbon footprint is that they don't accurately measure their own carbon emissions. Using AI to track emissions can show problem areas, and what can be done to address those issues. Abhishek Gupta, machine learning engineer, founder of the Montreal AI Ethics Institute, and board member of Microsoft's CSE Responsible AI board, spoke to me about an initiative he's working on to help ease this burden by making it easier for developers to track the effect they're having on the environment by incorporating data collection into their existing workflow. Abhishek Gupta: “One of the projects that we're working on is to help developers assess the environmental impacts of the work that they do. Not to say that there aren't initiative already, there are—the problem with a lot of these are, they ignore the developer's workflow. So the problem then is, if you're asking me to go to an external website and put in all of this information, chances are I might do it the first couple of times, but I start to drop the ball later on. But if you were to integrate this in a manner that is similar to ML Flow, now that's something that's a little more natural to the developer workflow; data science workflow. If you were to integrate the environmental impacts in a way that follows this precedent that's set by something like ML Flow, there is a lot higher of a possibility for people taking you up on that, and subsequently reporting those outcomes back to you, rather than me having to go to an external website, fill out a form, take that PDF report of whatever… that's just too much effort. So that's really what we're trying to do, is to make it easy for you to do the right thing.” And Abhishek isn't the only one who sees potential in AI. Dorothea Baur also spoke to me about her belief in AI, although she sees us using it for a different purpose. Dorothea Baur: “AI has huge potential to cause good, especially when it comes to environmental sustainability. For example, the whole problem of pattern recognition in machine learning, where if it's applied to humans, it is full of biases, and it kind of confuses correlation and causation, and it's violating privacy, etc. There are a lot of issues that you don't have when you use the same kind of technology in a natural science context, you know? Where you just observe patterns of oceans and clouds and whatever, or when you try to control the extinction of species. I mean, animals don't have a need for or a right to privacy, so why not use AI in contexts where it doesn't violate anyone's moral rights? And where you, at the same time, resolve a real problem.” Turning AI and algorithms away from people and towards nature is a wise decision in many respects. A lot of our efforts to curb the effects of climate change thus far have overlooked the same people that are overlooked in our data, and in almost every measurable respect, negative impacts of the climate crisis are felt most by marginalized populations and poorer communities. Tan Copsey: “I think that when it comes to climate tech, you need to think about who it's supposed to benefit. There's more than 7B people on earth, it can't just be for the US market, it has to be for everyone.” “The best futures for the most people” really comes into play here—communities of color are often more at risk from air pollution, due to decades of redlining forcing them into more dangerous areas. Seniors, people with disabilities, and people with chronic illnesses may have a harder time surviving extreme heat or quickly evacuating from natural disasters. Subsidized housing is often located in a flood plain, causing mold, and frequently lacks adequate insulation or air conditioning. People with a low-income may also be hard-pressed to afford insurance or be able to come back from an extreme loss after catastrophe strikes. Some indigenous communities have already lost their homelands to rising sea levels and drought. Indigenous communities, speaking of, often have traditional approaches—empowered by millennia of historical experience—to living gently on the planet and a mindset for cooperating with nature that are well worth learning. Seeking leadership on climate issues from Indigenous people should be a priority. An article published by Mongabay on December 21, 2021 gives an example of an initiative in Mexico that is using the knowledge of indigenous communities, and is working. Essentially, the Ejido Verde company grants interest-free loans to local communities to plant and tend pine trees for the tapping of resin, a multibillion-dollar global industry. Younger generations are eager to participate, and fewer people feel the need to migrate away from their homes. According to a paper by the Royal Botanic Gardens of Kew, the only way that recovery can work is if it is based on sound science, supported by fair governance, incentivized by long-term funding mechanisms, and guided by indigenous knowledge and local communities. Speaking of long-term funding mechanisms, let's talk about another group of leaders who have the potential to make a drastic positive impact today: private investors. Activist investors may seem unwelcome, but when they're making priorities known on behalf of humanity, they're ultimately doing us all a service. These people have the ability to help shape company and government policy by letting their dollars speak for us, by investing in solutions and burgeoning industries that we drastically need. That's been happening, such as when the shareholders of both ExxonMobil and Chevron sent strong messages about getting serious with respect to climate responsibility. In Europe, shareholder votes and a Dutch court ordered Royal Dutch Shell to cut its emissions faster than they'd already been planning. And social and financial pressure is a good way to nudge executives in the right direction, especially leaders who don't make climate-friendly decisions out of fear of pushback from their boards and investors. Tan Copsey: “Investors increasingly should be thinking about the companies they invest in on the basis of their climate performance. And that isn't just, ‘oh, they reduced some greenhouse gas emissions,' because, y'know, you look at a lot of tech companies and they have reduced greenhouse gas emissions, but really they have to do more than that. For businesses in other sectors, it may not be that simple. Certainly there are harder to abate sectors, and so it could be that you are the CEO of a steel company, and your emissions are still gigantic, but the change you can make by introducing, say, hydrogen, and getting rid of coal, or introducing renewable energy plus hydrogen to your—the way in which you do steel, is transformative for the global economy and transformative for the climate system, and in a way investing in that company is more climate-friendly than investing in a tech company; but chances are you have an ETF and you're doing both.” Despite everything I've talked about today, it's important for all of us to remain optimistic. I asked Anne Therese Gennari why optimism is important, and her answer didn't disappoint. Anne Therese Gennari: “Optimism, for scientific reasons, is actually very important. If you look to neuroscience, we need optimism to believe something better is possible, and then find the motivation and the courage to take action right now to get us closer to that goal. And I think there is a huge difference between optimism and toxic positivity, and I think a lot of people who don't agree with optimism associate it with always trying to be happy, thinking good thoughts and hoping things will turn out to the better. And that's why I love to come back to this understanding that ‘awareness hurts, and that's okay.' Because when we tell ourselves that not everything is beautiful, and sometimes things will be painful, we can actually handle that, and we can take that. But from that place of awareness, we can start to grow a seed of hope and tell ourselves, ‘well, what if? What if we did take action, and this happened? What if we can create a more beautiful world in the future? And so, we can paint a picture that's all doomsday, or we can paint one that's beautiful. So which one do we want to start working towards?” And if you find yourself saying, “I really want to be optimistic, but it's too hard! There's just so much bad news out there…” don't fret! You aren't alone. You might even say that's a quite human response. Anne Therese Gennari: “We're human beings, and as a species, we respond to certain kinds of information in different ways. Information that's negative or fear based has a very limiting response in our brains. When we hear something that's overwhelming, like climate change, and we know it's urgent, we might understand that it's urgent, but the action isn't there. Because how our brains respond to something that we don't want to happen is actually to not take action. And it goes back to way back in time, where like, you're facing this dangerous animal, and you're like ‘there's no way I can fight this animal, I can't outrun it, so what am I gonna do? I'm gonna stand here super still and hope that it doesn't see me.' That's literally what our brains think about when something's that overwhelming. And so I think the more urgent the matter is, the more important it is that we actually fuel ourselves with an optimistic future or goal to work towards, because that is the only way that we can actually trigger action.” So let's fuel our minds with an optimistic future to work towards. Despite all the bad news you've heard—even on this episode—there are a lot of hopeful developments happening! The most recent U.N. Climate Conference, COP26, established the Glasgow Climate Pact, which recognizes that the situation is at an emergency level, asking countries to accelerate their plans by calling for provable action by next year. Policy changes, government regulations, and people becoming motivated are all on the rise. Caleb Gardner, who was lead digital strategist for President Obama's political advocacy group, OFA and is now founding partner of 18 Coffees, a strategy firm working at the intersection of digital innovation, social change, and the future of work, spoke to me about what he's most optimistic about, which is right in line with this show's values. Caleb Gardner: “I'm probably most optimistic about technology's ability to tackle global problems like climate change. I'm actually pretty bullish on technology's ability to solve and actually innovate around the reduction of carbon in our atmosphere, electric vehicles, electric grid… and what's great is a lot of that's already being driven by the private sector around the world, so it's not as dependent on government as we think that it is.” So let's talk about some of the emerging technologies that show a lot of promise in mitigating the effects of climate change—and that might make sense to invest in, if you have the means to do so. A team of UCLA scientists led by Aaswath Raman has developed a thin, mirror-like film that reflects heat to outer space through radiative cooling, and can lower the temperatures of objects it's applied to by more than 10 degrees. The idea comes from generations of knowledge from people living in desert climates who learned to cool water by letting the heat radiate out of it overnight. If this film were added to paint and/or applied to pipes and refrigeration units, it could help cool buildings and make refrigeration systems more efficient, reducing the need for air conditioning, which accounts for as much as 70% of residential energy demand in the United States and Middle East. One of the strongest selling points of innovations like this film is that it doesn't need electricity; it only needs a clear day to do its job. Another innovation in reflecting energy back into space comes in the form of ‘cloud brightening,' a technique where salt drops are sprayed into the sky so that clouds reflect more radiation, allowing us to refreeze the polar ice caps. Then there's the new trend of green roofs, in particular the California Academy of Sciences' Living Roof, which spans 2.5 acres and runs six inches deep, with an estimated 1.7 million plants, collecting 100 percent of storm water runoff and offering insulation to the building below. The whole endeavor is brilliantly hopeful and strategic. A massive green roof is completely on brand for a science museum, but that doesn't mean other buildings and businesses wouldn't benefit from them as well. The National Park Service even estimates that over a forty year building lifespan, a green roof could save a typical structure about $200,000, nearly two-thirds of which would come from reduced energy costs. Other building technologies move beyond solar panels and green roofs, with automated building management systems detecting usage patterns of lighting, heating, and air conditioning. There have also been innovations in window insulation, trapping heat during the winter and blocking it out in the summer. ‘Green cement' can be heated to lower temperatures and cuts emissions by a third compared to regular cement. There are new Hydrogen-powered ships whose emissions are water. Electric planes have been developed for short-distance flights. Large floating solar power installations have the potential to generate terawatts of energy on a global scale, and when built near hydropower, can generate electricity even in the dark. Lithium batteries continue to get smaller and more efficient, and can be charged faster and more often than other batteries, making electric vehicles cheaper. And speaking of electric vehicles, they can help with our energy storage problems, with owners buying electricity at night to charge their cars and selling it to the grid when demand is high and cars are unused during the day. Feeding cows seaweed and replacing beef with insects such as mealworms can drastically reduce methane emissions. Scientists in Argentina are working on backpacks for cows that collect their methane, which have shown to collect enough methane from a single cow every day to fuel a refrigerator for 24 hours. To help curb other types of emissions, carbon capture and storage technologies like NZT allow us to capture CO2 in offshore storage sites several kilometres beneath the North Sea. But it's not just about new technologies, or technologies that only work for the richest people. Here's Tan again to elaborate on this idea. Tan Copsey: “This is a really tricky moment, y'know, this is a really bad time to be inefficiently using the resources we have. As we think about climate tech, think about optimizing mobility, as well as copying the existing model. There's a lot of existing tech out there that would make people's lives better—very simple irrigation systems—and so, we shouldn't just think of this in terms of big new exciting things, we should think about it in terms of deploying existing things.” All of this is part of embracing the mindset that says things can change. We need a can-do mindset, but we also need clarity and collaboration. Basically all options need to be implemented if we want to curb the damage that has already been done. Our solutions need to work in conjunction with one another, and support the greatest number of people. To close out, here's Christopher Mims with the last word on putting away the doom and gloom, and remaining optimistic in the face of overwhelming adversity. Christopher Mims: “If you really think about the whole sweep of human history, we live in a time where the pace of especially technological, and therefore in some ways cultural change, is so much faster than ever. We keep inventing new ways to kind of trip ourselves up, and then we have to just adapt so quickly to them. We're constantly playing catch-up with our own technological and social developments. So there's a lot of beating ourselves up over like, ‘woah, how come we didn't do it this way, or we didn't do this right?' or whatever. Sometimes I'm just like, ahh, just chill! We're going as fast as we can. It's very easy to get caught up in the moment to moment, but I think there is this kind of overall arc where, if we don't cook ourselves to death, or blow ourselves up, or distract ourselves to death, we're moving in directions that, once we have fully understood how to live in harmony with the technology that we've created, we'll probably be okay.” Thanks for joining me on The Tech Humanist Show today. I hope you've learned something, and at the very least, that you're going into the future with more hope than you had before.

This Week in Startups - Audio
Netflix earnings breakdown, Kushner's $3B pitch deck, CNN+ on pause, Grubhub for sale | E1439

This Week in Startups - Audio

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 89:23


First, we break down Netflix's earnings and discuss where Netflix's content strategy might have gone wrong (2:46). Then, Jason pitches Jared Kushner's leaked PE firm fundraising deck (35:15). We wrap with a discussion of Warner Bros. Discovery possibly killing CNN+ (56:27) and Just Eat Takeaway announcing they are looking into selling Grubhub, 10 months after finalizing a $7B acquisition (1:13:21)!

Inc. Founders Project with Alexa von Tobel
How to Adapt Your Plans with Ariel Cohen of TripActions

Inc. Founders Project with Alexa von Tobel

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022 31:40


In 2015, Ariel co-founded TripActions to transform business travel. In the classic Blockbuster vs. Netflix analogy, TripActions set out to be the latter—replacing travel agents and complex expense reports with a best-in-class digital experience. The company's tremendous growth came to a screeching halt in 2020, when Covid stopped business travel altogether. But TripActions adapted and came back even stronger, now boasting over 9,000 customers and a valuation north of $7B. Ariel shares how a disastrous business trip to Ukraine was one of his aha moments, what it was like to lose all revenue in a two-day span when the pandemic hit, and why distributed teams have now unlocked a new category of business travel.

StartEdUp Podcast
Jacques Jean: From Haiti to Harvard

StartEdUp Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022 30:19


Jacques M. Jean is the Founder & CEO of TechFides, and I met him at the Festival of the Diaspora. Jacques is an accomplished business professional with over 20 years of experience in planning and implementing global technology strategies. Prior to forming TechFides, Jacques held an executive position where he served as an IT Business Stakeholder for the $4B IT Division of Schneider Electric Company where he led and championed driving their IT strategy and project-related portfolios. Earlier in his Schneider tenure, Mr. Jean also led the development and implementation of the IT engagement strategy for their $7B dollar Industrial Automation division. Prior to joining Invensys, Jacques spearheaded the Value-Based Planning group at Honeywell International, where he collaborated with all business unit CIOs, optimized the IT infrastructure services, and minimized overhead and costs. Jacques also served as the IT Six Sigma Leader in Latin America for Honeywell Corporate, responsible for Regional Program Management and Six Sigma deployments across Latin America and the Caribbean. Jacques began his career as an IT Security Policy Business Analyst with AlliedSignal. Earlier in his Schneider tenure, Mr. Jean also led the development and implementation of the IT engagement strategy for their $7B dollar Industrial Automation division. Prior to joining Invensys, Jacques was the IT leader for the Honeywell CPG business in Europe, Asia, and Latin America. Jacques also spearheaded the Value-Based Planning group at Honeywell International, where he collaborated with all business unit CIOs, optimized the IT infrastructure services, and minimized overhead and costs. Jacques also served as the IT Six Sigma Leader in Latin America for Honeywell Corporate, responsible for Regional Program Management and Six Sigma deployments across Latin America and the Caribbean. Jacques began his career as an IT Security Policy Business Analyst with AlliedSignal. Jacques is a member of the Executive Advisory Board for Tartan Advisory Partners. Jacques is also a philanthropist with three libraries under his belt across the northern side of Haiti. Jacques' academic credentials include earning a Master of Science in Public Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University and furthering his studies with an Executive Program in Business Marketing Strategy from Harvard Business School and an Executive Program in LEAD to Impact from the University of North Carolina KenanFlagler Business School with the Schneider Electric Executive Corporate Leadership program in Budapest. Jacques also holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from la Universidad de Guadalajara in Mexico. Jacques is fluent in many languages such as Creole, French, Spanish, English, and some Portuguese.

Interviews: Tech and Business
Data Strategy and Customer Experience (with Google and Albertsons)

Interviews: Tech and Business

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 41:41


#DataScience #CustomerExperience Data is central to how companies compete, nurture customer relationships, and develop brand loyalty through end-to-end customer experience.In this environment, data strategy is crucial to business success. But, who should be responsible for the data strategy? Who owns the customer and operational data? What are the appropriate metrics and KPIs for a customer-centric data strategy? And most importantly, how does the data strategy support the underlying business goals?To address these questions and more, we speak with Danielle Crop, Chief Data Officer of Albertsons, and Bruno Aziza, Head of Data and Analytics at Google Cloud. This episode explores how Albertsons, with over $62 billion in revenue and 325,000 employees, uses data across the company to improve operations and deliver better and more personalized products and services to customers.The conversation includes these topics:-- On data collection for customer experience-- On data sources that drive customer insights-- On how to use data science for customer experience and personalization-- On ethical considerations of data in customer experience-- On data science talent and the data team at Albertsons-- On building a data culture-- On using data science to deliver business value-- On aligning data strategy and business strategy-- On the Chief Data Officer role-- On customer experience metrics and measuring data performance-- On using data to deepen customer relationships and customer loyaltyRead the complete transcript: https://www.cxotalk.com/episode/data-strategy-customer-experience-google-albertsonsStay up to date with upcoming episodes: https://www.cxotalk.com/subscribeDanielle Crop is the Senior Vice President and Chief Data Officer at Albertsons and is responsible for building and executing a world-class central data strategy that delivers benefits for the customer regardless of whether they shop in store or on the company's digital platforms. Her work uses machine learning and advanced data science capabilities to enhance performance across Albertson's businesses and markets.Bruno Aziza is Head of Data and Analytics at Google Cloud. He specializes in scaling businesses & turning them into global leaders. He has helped companies of all sizes: startups, mid-size, and large public companies. He helped launch Alpine Data Labs (bought by Tibco), AppStream (bought by Symantec), SiSense (bought Periscope Data) and AtScale. He was at Business Objects when they went IPO (after acquiring Acta and Crystal Reports, and before SAP bought them for $7B). He was at Microsoft when they turned the Data & Analytics business into a $1B giant.

Loving Liberty Radio Network
04-14-2022 Liberty RoundTable with Sam Bushman

Loving Liberty Radio Network

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 109:37


Hour 1 * Guest: Bryan Rust – Over the past 50 years, Rust Coins has been working to educate customers about precious metals – RustCoinAndGift.com * Guest: Kelly Finnegan, Senior Chemist Joins us on air. * Honest Money Report: Gold: $1972.90 Silver: $25.58. * Biden, not Putin, causing pain at the gas pump – Washington Times. * Biden Signs Executive Order for Digital money: Joe's Executive Order & Dems Landmark Digital Money Legislation to Wipe Out Cash. * The Vaccine Passport Pathway to a Social Credit System! * A Crypto-Revolution In Argentina – forbes.com * Elon Musk Offers to Buy Twitter for $43B in Cash – Twitter's market value is only $36.7B. “Twitter has extraordinary potential,” Musk says in an SEC filing. “I will unlock it.” * Musk: “I invested in Twitter as I believe in its potential to be the platform for free speech around the globe, and I believe free speech is a societal imperative for a functioning democracy,” * 2 New Subvariants of Omicron both related to BA.2, Are Spreading Fast in New York. Hour 2 * At least 20 FBI and BATFE, “assets” were embedded around the US Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, a defense attorney wrote in a court filing on April 12 – Oath Keepers motion seeks to dismiss seditious conspiracy, obstruction charges – TheEpochTimes.com * Capitol Police are escorted down the Capitol steps through the crowd to safety on Jan. 6 by members of the Oath Keepers. * ‘Better Nate Than Ever' – ‘Gayest kids movie yet' from Disney unleashed on America – Supporters gush: ‘Gloriously queer-positive' with ‘not a moment censored' – Joe Kovacs, WND.com * Will Disney see the light and drop its promotion of the LGBT agenda? * Better Nate Than Ever – Official Trailer. * In Hollywood, A New Giant Joins the Ranks – The blockbuster merger of Discovery and WarnerMedia closed on Friday. * Number of Americans who use the Bible drops off cliff – In 1 year, 26 million ‘reduced or stopped their interaction' – Bob Unruh. * The Democrats are in power in Washington. Their pro-abortion, pro-LGBT, anti-parent, anti-Christian rights agenda is surging. Church attendance is down. * Are fewer Americans reading their Bible and fewer attending Church? * Six out of seven people (86%) agreed that the moral values of American's are declining. * parliament of the world's religions declaration toward a global ethic – By a global ethic we do not mean a global ideology or a single unified religion beyond all existing religions, and certainly not the domination of one religion over all others. By a global ethic we mean a fundamental consensus on binding values, irrevocable standards, and personal attitudes. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/loving-liberty/support

Liberty Roundtable Podcast
Radio Show Hour 1 – 04/14/2022

Liberty Roundtable Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 54:49


* Guest: Bryan Rust - Over the past 50 years, Rust Coins has been working to educate customers about precious metals - RustCoinAndGift.com * Guest: Kelly Finnegan, Senior Chemist Joins us on air. * Honest Money Report: Gold: $1972.90 Silver: $25.58. * Biden, not Putin, causing pain at the gas pump - Washington Times. * Biden Signs Executive Order for Digital money: Joe's Executive Order & Dems Landmark Digital Money Legislation to Wipe Out Cash. * The Vaccine Passport Pathway to a Social Credit System! * A Crypto-Revolution In Argentina - forbes.com * Elon Musk Offers to Buy Twitter for $43B in Cash - Twitter's market value is only $36.7B. "Twitter has extraordinary potential," Musk says in an SEC filing. "I will unlock it." * Musk: "I invested in Twitter as I believe in its potential to be the platform for free speech around the globe, and I believe free speech is a societal imperative for a functioning democracy," * 2 New Subvariants of Omicron both related to BA.2, Are Spreading Fast in New York.

Green Gab Podcast – Green Homes, Green Living and Green Companies
Wicked Problems: Connecting Personal Health with Our Larger Community

Green Gab Podcast – Green Homes, Green Living and Green Companies

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2022 39:32


We face so many challenges in our world today! That is why we need to connect the dots between our homes, and the health of our communities.  Many of us don't make the connection between our health, our homes, and the health of the world at large. Yet sometimes, without us even knowing it, the products in our homes make us sick. Or they impact our safety and comfort.  It all starts with us. Even though it might feel overwhelming, we need to understand that each one of us holds the world in our hands, and it is OUR challenge to take care of it.  I'm Marla, the Green Home Coach, and my co-host and partner in podcasting, Tony Pratte, aka The Green Guy, from The Sound Room, is with me! We are kicking off a new series today called Wicked Problems! Stay tuned for more! What is a wicked problem? Wicked problems are social or cultural problems that are difficult or almost impossible to solve. They are deeply complex problems that are broad in scope and large in scale. Most people have a hard time wrapping their heads around wicked problems.  The characteristics of wicked problems They are all unique They have multiple uncertain root causes There is a vast and open-ended source of possible solutions They involve numerous and varied stakeholders They can be improved but never really solved Solving wicked problems  All solutions for wicked problems involve large-scale changes in behavior, structure, and technology. Those solutions will probably create new problems and have unintended consequences. The deal There are many wicked problems in our world today. We are all about creating better health for people and society. But we understand that that could bring about even more wicked problems.  Super-wicked problems There is a sub-category of wicked problems called Super-Wicked Problems. They are characterized by time running out, having no decision-maker in charge, and those seeking to solve the problem also causing problems. Many of the complex problems we face today fit this description. And the tough part is that we all likely contribute to the wicked problems, and we all have the power to be part of the solution.  Trade-offs There are trade-offs for everything we do in our everyday lives. Personal health Although there is a lot of emphasis on personal health right now, people don't understand all the factors that may impact their health. There are also many different stakeholders in personal health, and they all many have competing viewpoints. Trust  We are reaching a point where people are starting to tune out of all the information because they don't know who to trust. A disconnected world I am all about the connectedness we feel inside us because even with all the technology available today, we still live in a disconnected world. A growing number of people are anesthetized today and tend to separate their feelings from whatever is happening in the world around them. Connectedness People need to understand that there is a connectedness between the various parts of where we function as humans and our health. Covid has helped with that understanding because it changed our appreciation for our personal space, relationships, and daily routines.  Maslow's hierarchy of needs Since the start of the pandemic, survival mode (in terms of Maslow's hierarchy of needs) has become more prevalent in most people's lives, and health has come to the fore for most of us. The global economy Many of our daily habits (like drinking coffee or sending our plastic waste overseas for developing countries to deal with) involve the global economy. During Covid, many things became unobtainable. Since then, we have become more accepting of everything available to us.  Thinking differently about our homes Spending all our time at home during Covid made us think about our homes differently, and we started noticing things that we were too busy to see before.  Healthier habits Many of us adopted healthier habits during the lockdown period. We started walking regularly or gardening because we had the time to do so. Doing those things also helped us connect with nature. Connecting our health to the world health Knowing how to connect our health to world health could be classified as a wicked problem. A statement made by John Holdren, a Professor of Environmental Science and Policy at Harvard during the Obama administration, helps us put that into perspective. He said we have three choices: mitigation, adaptation, and suffering. We will do some of each, but the question is what the next will be. The more mitigation we do, the less adaptation will be needed and the less suffering there will be. Addressing wicked problems When addressing wicked problems, we need to define what success looks like for that problem. Usually, success becomes improved outcomes, acceptable behavior, and reduced risk.  The common good There is great value in making the common good equal to our own. We need to understand that everything we buy, or use in our homes and daily lives, has an impact. Changing some of those can be a way of mitigating the health effects on ourselves, our communities, and the planet. Natural products No chemicals or synthetic fertilizers are used in the production of organic food. That benefits us, the farmers, and those manufacturing organic or more natural products. Using more natural products in our homes will have a similar benefit for us, those involved in producing the products, and the planet. Dealing with wicked problems To succeed when dealing with wicked problems, it helps to start small and get to a place where you have adapted and mitigated, and you are dealing with less suffering. Remember that small wins will breed momentum. Three ways to get started with dealing with the wicked problem of connecting our health, home, and world: Swap out two or three products you use every day for better (healthier and more natural/ethical) products. Only support companies that make products and offer services in line with your values and make concerted efforts to improve the world and people's lives. Speak up. Have conversations with people about using healthier products, developing their values, and forming better habits. Taking action These are not always easy things to think about, but taking small steps is easy, and that is where it starts! Remember, you don't have to solve the problem- you only need to make an impact! Earth Day Most people, women, in particular, tend to wear many different hats! Having a home that works for you rather than against you can make a critical difference in your day-to-day living. As women, we play a vital role in connecting the dots between our homes, our health, and the health of those for whom we care. As mothers, we like to stand up for our families, friends, and communities because we want our children, grandchildren, and future generations to have a good, safe, and healthy life.  I'm Marla, the Green Home Coach. Join me on Earth Day for a micro workshop where you will discover the connection between your home, your health, and the health of the larger world! You will have the chance to do a Dream Your Home exercise to uncover how you want your home to feel and perform for everyone living there! We will wrap up with some simple steps to improve your well-being via the connection between your home and your health.  Find us on Facebook Live on the Green Home Coach page at 11 am central time, on Friday, April 22nd, 2022. RSVP on the Green Home page to get your Dream Your Home worksheet! See you there on Earth Day! Links: Earth Day Webinar (complimentary) https://www.facebook.com/events/723921088968810?acontext=%7B%22event_action_history%22%3A[%7B%22surface%22%3A%22page%22%7D]%7D EGH Podcast Your Comfort, Health and Safety: Start Where You Live https://greenhomecoach.com/your-comfort-health-and-safety-start-where-you-live/ EGH Podcast Just for the Health of It https://greenhomecoach.com/maintaining-a-healthy-home/ https://porch.com/resource/climate-change-home-ownership IAQ is the next Big Deal, Shelton Group https://sheltongrp.com/IAQ-Is-the-Next-Big-Deal Two Things Maslow Can Teach Us About What is Happening Right Now, Shelton Group https://sheltongrp.com/two-things-maslow-can-teach-us-about-whats-happening-right-now/

The Canadian Investor
Elon Musk Buys a Stake in Twitter - Earnings Roundup

The Canadian Investor

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 53:15


In this release of the Canadian Investor Podcast, we cover the following earnings releases and news: Elon bought 3B of Twitter stocks which now makes him the largest shareholder at 9.2% DHL makes an agreement with CargoJet Americans lost 7B in 202 to internet crime Netflix documentary on Quadriga CX Gamestop stock split S&P 500 has its first negative quarter in 2 years Tesla released its total deliveries Ryan Cohen gets vocal on twitter BRP earnings Dollarama earnings Chewy earnings Lululemon earnings Tickers of stocks discussed: LULU, GME, DOL.TO, CHWY, DOO.TO, CJT.TO, TWTR Our Website Canadian Investor Podcast Twitter: @cdn_investing Simon's twitter: @Fiat_Iceberg Braden's twitter: @BradoCapital Sign up to Stratosphere for free

Redeye
Urgent need to cancel Ukraine's debt

Redeye

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2022 12:47


Ukraine's total external government debt amounts to $54B. The country is set to pay more than $7B in debt repayments this year alone. Lenders have responded to the war and the financial crisis in Ukraine by lending even more money. The Jubilee Debt Campaign in the UK says now is the time to cancel Ukraine's debt and allow it to spend its money on urgent humanitarian needs.

Choose Film: A Reel Retrospective
061 ABOUT TIME (dir.Richard Curtis) with Gwilym Roberts

Choose Film: A Reel Retrospective

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2022 83:55


Welcome to 061 of Choose Film: A Reel Retrospective podcast.Find a cupboard, clench your fists and travel back in time as we discuss Richard Cutis' heartwarming classic 'About Time. Gary and Rebecca are joined by actor Gwilym Roberts to discuss this lovable time-travelling classic. Synopsis When Tim Lake (Domhnall Gleeson) is 21, his father (Bill Nighy) tells him a secret: The men in their family can travel through time. Although he can't change history, Tim resolves to improve his life by getting a girlfriend. He meets Mary (Rachel McAdams), falls in love and finally wins her heart via time travel and a little cunning. However, as his unusual life progresses, Tim finds that his special ability can't shield him and those he loves from the problems of ordinary life. Links In Conversation Twitter - @GwilymNHRobertsTwitter - @talkabout_podInsta - @focusfilmmoviesInsta - @gwilym_robertsMy Hero Academia Conceptual Spin Offhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1oPMw8ftL6wAngry Young Men - Dir. Paul Morrishttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQkRrCfpEQQCafe Flicker: Ukrainian Showcasehttps://www.facebook.com/events/1851624395022118?acontext=%7B%22event_action_history%22%3A[%7B%22mechanism%22%3A%22your_upcoming_events_unit%22%2C%22surface%22%3A%22bookmark%22%7D]%2C%22ref_notif_type%22%3Anull%7DGwilym BioGwilym is an actor based in London. Although most of his experience is with theatre, he's always loved film and the emotions it can create. He has a podcast “talkabout” where he talks about all things film with his mate, and mentions marvel too many times

AVexcel
AVexcel - Episode 175

AVexcel

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 2, 2022 37:46


AVexcel - Episode 175 Recorded on March 30, 2022 Hosts: Patrick Norton and Robert Heron  The rundown: - 2022 LG OLED pricing/availability - LG C2 OLED panel lottery - Disney+ edits Netflix Marvel acquisition - Android's Apple TV app problem - Spotify pays $7B in 2021 - HLG and HGiG calibration - Audyssey Labs calibrated mics - 1MORE PistonBuds Pro - Active noise cancellation - Analyzing your viewing habits - Loudness normalization - #askavexcel - Your excellent feedback & questions - What we're watching AVexcel is 100% powered by our excellent crew of Patreon supporters - thank you!  Visit AVexcel.com for links, show notes, contact info, and more!

Inc. Founders Project with Alexa von Tobel
How AI Can Drive Customer Insights with Amit Bendov of Gong

Inc. Founders Project with Alexa von Tobel

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2022 29:36


In 2015, Amit Bendov was not looking to start a company. But he was looking for a way for his sales team to more automatically capture CRM data. He and his co-founder started Gong to help sales teams have better conversations with customers and win more deals. Gong quickly found product-market fit, which only accelerated when Covid pushed all sales calls to the digital format. Gong has grown to over 2,000 customers with a valuation north of $7B. Amit shares why he charged early customers a high price to stay in the beta, why he believes autonomous applications are the way of the future, and why you learn more from successes than failures.

JD Talkin Sports
JD TALKIN SPORTS #992

JD Talkin Sports

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 28, 2022 62:14


#kyrieirving is all about his freedom.  Doesn't want anyone telling him what to do.  #covid_19 affected a lot of people. Sorry your freedom was being attacked.  I need to be more sympathetic to your plight.  Hope the $246M extension in the offseason will alleviate some of your pain.  Nets dropped to 8th in Eastern Conference after losing game and tie breaker to @hornets at @barclayscenter last night.  @unc_basketball what a season.  #hubertdavis #finalfour first season at the helm. #shaheenholloway incredible season with @peacocksmbb making it to the #elite8 .  You bet on yourself and won.  Can someone explain to me how the #pegula family worth $7B are getting $850M of public money for a $1.4B new Stadium for the @buffalobills which should be done by 2026.  The rich get richer.  @commanders might get a $3B domed Stadium in Virginia with upwards of $1B public funds.@lakers only one game up on the @spurs for the 10th and final spot in the Western Conference. #albertpujols one final season with @cardinals should have never left.  @btmcgraw is psyched. @gamecockwbb and @stanfordwbb heading to final four. @umichwbball tonight vs @uoflwbb to join them. @umichhockey is going to their record 26th #frozenfour in Boston.  #goblue

Quick Charge
Quick Charge Podcast: March 23, 2022

Quick Charge

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2022 5:59


Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from Electrek. Quick Charge is available now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes of Quick Charge are recorded Monday through Thursday and again on Saturday. Subscribe to our podcast in Apple Podcast or your favorite podcast player to guarantee new episodes are delivered as soon as they're available. Stories we discuss in this episode (with links): Hertz adds Tesla Model Y to its fleet after giant deal for 100,000 Model 3s Elon Musk announces two new Tesla paint colors enabled by new ‘world's most advanced paint shop' Elon Musk: Tesla aims to complete Cybertruck development this year for production in 2023 Elon Musk announces Tesla is working on new manganese battery cell Elon Musk personally delivers first made-in Germany Tesla Model Y at Gigafactory Berlin Tesla Megapack selected for big new 300 MWh energy storage project to help renewable energy in Australia Tesla hikes Megapack prices as backlog extends to next year Police offer reward to find idiots behind dangerous stunt in Tesla Model S Elon Musk on what's next for Tesla (TSLA): ‘scaling to extreme size' LG announces a $1.7B ramp-up, 1,200 new jobs, at its Michigan EV battery factory Chevy shares better look at $30,000 Equinox EV, including two-tone exterior Electric cars are now three to six times cheaper to drive in the US as gas prices rise Volkswagen announces generation 3.0 software update for ID. EVs including assisted driving and charging improvements https://youtu.be/9p394EyA-Mo var postYoutubePlayer;function onYouTubeIframeAPIReady() { postYoutubePlayer = new YT.Player( "post-youtube-video" ); } Subscribe to the Electrek Daily Channel on Youtube so you never miss a day of news Follow Mikey: Twitter @Mikey_Electric Listen & Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Spotify TuneIn Share your thoughts! Drop us a line at tips@electrek.co. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!

Zig at the gig podcasts
Endless Mike and the Beagle Club

Zig at the gig podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2022 68:43


Endless Mike and the Beagle Club is best described as “a singer-songwriter with a very loud punk rock band.” First formed in Johnstown, Pennsylvania in 2004, the Beagle Club quickly grew from being a solo project to becoming a full blown indie/punk orchestra. At times, band leader Mike Miller performs solo on piano or guitar, while other shows might find him with a band of up to sixteen members – complete with strings, horns, drums, electric guitars, and percussion. No matter the arrangements, Miller's lyrics remain the focal point, with songs about the significance of the insignificant, the alienation of modern man, and the hope that everything can change. The live shows are inclusive and upbeat, guided by the idea that if we're all in the same sinking boat, we might as well go down singing. The band's most recent release is “Saint Paul,” their first album for Pittsburgh's A-F Records. The album deals with realities about growing up, issues of identity and sense of self, and the challenge of trying to make the world a better place. Produced by Anti-Flag's Chris “#2” Barker, “Saint Paul” showcases the intricate structure of the band's arrangements while still capturing the urgency of their live show.   SHOW LINK April 2nd The CODA OH https://www.facebook.com/events/561129694915299?acontext=%7B%22event_action_history%22%3A[%7B%22surface%22%3A%22page%22%7D]%7D   https://a-frecords.bandcamp.com/album/saint-paul https://endlessmikeandthebeagleclub.bandcamp.com https://www.facebook.com/endlessmikeandthebeagleclub/  https://www.instagram.com/emandthebc/?hl=en    

Traction
Embedding Fintech Into Your Products to Drive Growth with Matt Harris, Bain Capital Ventures

Traction

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2022 57:22


On this episode of the Traction podcast, host Lloyed Lobo of Boast.AI welcomes Matt Harris, Partner at Bain Capital Ventures.   Want the key to unlocking the next unicorn? Today, more and more companies are embedding finance (payments, lending, insurance, etc.) into their products — not only to drive growth and revenue but also to stay competitive.   Starbucks has the second most used payments application in the United States and they're not a bank. Analysts estimate Shopify's payments revenue to grow faster than their Subscription & Services revenue stream. Toast, a $2.7B restaurant management platform, launched Toast Capital in 2019 to provide its customer base with access to fast, simple, and flexible funding.   In this session, Matt discusses the key components of the FinTech ecosystem and how to embed FinTech into your products to drive exponential growth.   Specifically, Matt covers:   1:34 - How he initially got into investing 6:07 - What does FinTech mean 10:01 - Why every company will become a FinTech company and examples of embedding FinTech into products 34:36 - The additional value of embedded lending 44:50 - How does the rise of crypto and decentralized finance play into FinTech? 51:41 - How should founders think about fundraising and valuations in this environment? 59:54 - One piece of unconventional advice founders ignore but shouldn't   Connect with Matt Harris: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattcharris/   Learn more about Bain Capital Ventures at https://www.baincapitalventures.com/   The Fourth Wave Part 1: https://www.forbes.com/sites/matthewharris/2019/11/19/fintech-the-fourth-platform-part-one   The Fourth Platform Part 2: https://www.forbes.com/sites/matthewharris/2019/11/22/fintech-the-fourth-platformpart-two    This episode is brought to you by: Each year the U.S. and Canadian governments provide more than $20 billion in R&D tax credits and innovation incentives to fund businesses, but the application process is cumbersome, prone to costly audits, and receiving the money can take as long as 16 months. Boast automates this process enabling companies to get more money faster without the paperwork and audit risk. We don't get paid until you do! Find out if you qualify today at https://Boast.AI. Launch Academy is one of the top global tech hubs for international entrepreneurs and a designated organization for Canada's Startup Visa. Since 2012, Launch has worked with more than 6000 entrepreneurs from over 100 countries, of which 300 have grown their startups to Seed and Series A stage and raised over $2 Billion in funding. To learn more about Launch's programs or the Canadian Startup Visa visit https://LaunchAcademy.ca  Content Allies helps B2B companies build revenue-generating podcasts. We recommend them to any B2B company that is looking to launch or streamline their podcast production. Learn more at ContentAllies.com  

TD Ameritrade Network
MSFT, ATVI, RBLX: Impact Of Blockchain Technology

TD Ameritrade Network

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 21, 2022 10:15


Microsoft (MSFT) is to acquire Activision Blizzard (ATVI) for $68.7B. Brett Sifling and Doug Astrop discuss this, as we'll as the 2022 outlook for video game stocks. They also talk about how blockchain technology could be incorporated into video games, highlighting Bitcoin futures (/BTC). They then go over some stocks to watch which include MSFT, WYNN, and RBLX. Tune in to find out more.