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All Things Chemical will reach our 3rd anniversary on October 23rd and we want to share this celebration with you. As we look back on the last three years I wanted to bring back an older episode from the summer of 2020, “Implementing Lautenberg — A Conversation with former OPPT Director Jeffery T. Morris, Ph.D.” During this episode I spoke with Jeff Morris about how the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics implemented Lautenberg back in 2016, and how TSCA can be implemented in the future to address social inequities and achieve its goals of environmental justice. I hope you enjoy it and take this opportunity to listen to some more episodes from our archives. ====== This week I sat down with Dr. Jeff Morris, immediate past Director of EPA's Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT), the EPA office that regulates the industrial chemical sector. Jeff directed EPA's implementation of the 2016 amendments to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and headed the office most immediately impacted by the significant changes brought about by the Lautenberg amendments. In our discussion, we talk about how Jeff and his OPPT colleagues managed the daunting task of implementing a new law, and how the Agency has fared since the law's enactment four years ago. We discuss Jeff's interest in environmental justice, and how TSCA might be used to address the impact of environmental harms and their disproportionate adverse impact on people of color and the poor. We also discuss Jeff's important role in EPA's Office of Research and Development and its research program on nanomaterials and nanotechnology, and how his background prepared Jeff well for addressing TSCA's application to emerging chemical technologies. We conclude by learning more about what Jeff is up to now in his new role as a principal in Jeff Morris Solutions, LLC. I really enjoyed my conversation with Jeff. He and I have known each other for many years, and I have long admired Jeff's integrity, his commitment to public service, and his epic understanding of chemical policy, science, and regulation. ALL MATERIALS IN THIS PODCAST ARE PROVIDED SOLELY FOR INFORMATIONAL AND ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES. THE MATERIALS ARE NOT INTENDED TO CONSTITUTE LEGAL ADVICE OR THE PROVISION OF LEGAL SERVICES. ALL LEGAL QUESTIONS SHOULD BE ANSWERED DIRECTLY BY A LICENSED ATTORNEY PRACTICING IN THE APPLICABLE AREA OF LAW. ©2021 Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. All Rights Reserved
Since Season Six is all about scaling up, niching down, and owning our income, we're starting off season six with a quick review session. This week we are re-releasing one of our top episodes - 6 Ways To Know You're Ready to Grow An Agency with our host Tasha Booth. Tasha will be covering everything you need to know before you dive into an agency business model. It can be scary but it's so rewarding!If you've been listening to HSDT for a while, you know that we've covered what an agency model business is and what it isn't. Now that you know the definition, you might be wondering if transforming your business into an agency is the right path for you. So, how do you make that decision? What are some things that you should know before taking the leap? Take a listen to this episode to find out my six ways to know if you are ready to start and grow your business into an agency!This Week We Talk About: When you should start switching to an agency business model What you should expect as an agency owner How to mentally prepare yourself for your new role as CEOHow to prepare for your bigger vision There's a reference to "last week's" episode, HSDT episode 106, which can be found here Are you ready to eliminate team management overwhelm? Watch This FREE Training for Agency Owners! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Marc Petersen, President, American Advantage - Petersen Group How did Marc Petersen, President of American Advantage - Petersen Group, pull off such fantastic growth results? Most agencies do it by “hiring more producers,” but for this agency, the secret to success was a robust communication strategy. In this revealing podcast discussion, Marc openly shares his strategy for rapid and reliable growth: Why building the right content for your audience changes everything Marc's strategy for nurturing his growing leads list and converting them into clients How the content strategy de-emphasizes insurance to get the conversation started If organic growth is important to your insurance agency, make this conversation a priority. Marc holds nothing back and offers practical ideas that can transform your agency quickly.
Hollis Carter is an entrepreneur and avid skier who, after founding many companies in his career, recently became the co-founder of the Baby Bathwater Institute, a membership-based community of entrepreneurs with a focus on cultivating natural, mutually beneficial relationships. Since his business relied on many in-person events, it was quite affected by the Covid 19 pandemic and subsequent restrictions. During this time of cancellations and being stuck at home, Hollis thought of a way to add value to the members during this new situation and started to offer a series of services with a performance-based model. This model quickly grew and he ended up selling it before actually having to fully build an agency. In this interview, he talked about the process of building and growing an agency to over $4 million and then selling it, all during a pandemic. 3 Golden Nuggets Growing an agency during Covid. Before the pandemic, Hollis was organizing many in-person events. Once they were canceled because of this new situation, he realized he had a perfect opportunity to offer a new service that would offer value to members of his mastermind. There was already a business relationship and he knew their products and believed in them. So he got ready to work under a performance-based model. “It was really very simple,” he says. The offer included podcast interviews, email lists, and content sites. He spent on setting up all the automation and tracking and found someone to handle that. And of course, under this model he was working with clients, not for them. Simplifying the offer. How can you make things simpler for you? First of all, don't just take a good deal. This agency had the advantage of having a group of companies whose product they trusted. Even then, our guest says, they took people who were so product-focused that we were going to get the content and the angles they needed. People who knew they needed to be told how to market this product. They also let clients use the work they were creating and focused on the 10% that drove revenue. However, there are some things they would do differently a second time around: setting a flat fee and, instead of complicated spreadsheets just telling the client “here's the number that came in, this is our cut,” would save a lot of time. Finally, figuring out how to set expectations of timeline, having a written document with a timeline that the client can reread instead of emailing you questions. Pulling from other industries. Hollis believes in taking knowledge from other industries into your own. He makes sure to have participants from different types of businesses in his masterminds and sustains there's always nuggets that you can pull from other industry practices that might not exist in a niche that you're opening, like what he has learned about hiring from the hotel space. He encourages others to give themselves a chance step outside what they know and learn something new that they can implement in their business from an unexpected source. Sponsors and Resources Ninja Cat: Today's episode is sponsored by Ninja Cat, a digital marketing performance management platform where you can unify your data, create beautiful, insightful reports and presentations that will help you grow your business. Head over to ninjacat.io/masterclass to enjoy an exclusive offer for podcast listeners. Subscribe Apple | Spotify | iHeart Radio | Stitcher | Radio FM Growing an Agency Fast to Over $4 Million and Selling Quick Jason: [00:00:00] What's up, agency owners? Jason Swenk here. I have another amazing show guest. We're going to talk about how when COVID hit, they formed an agency and ramped it up to over $4 million and sold it, during COVID. So it's a really cool episode and you're going to enjoy my guest. So let's go ahead and get into it. Hey, Hollis. Welcome to the show. Hollis: [00:00:29] Hey, man. Thanks for having me. Jason: [00:00:30] Pleasure to have you on. So for the people that have not heard of you or met you at one of your cool events, tell us who you are and what do you guys do? Hollis: [00:00:39] Yeah. My name is Hollis Carter. Living in Boulder, Colorado, but originally from Georgia, where I kind of got my first start in internet marketing stuff. I was like early in college and built a couple of online businesses and luckily had one that did pretty well and sold that. And then I moved to Colorado and did this skiing thing for a while and, uh, living in the mountains and it was great, but I could only talk about skiing and snowboarding and mountain biking with people. So, I'm now a front ranger living in Boulder and enjoy it and got back in the mix of things. Our main business is called the Baby Bathwater Institute. You've come out to one of our events that we had at out mountain. And, uh, I started, my other businesses based on the thing that I use to learn… Like no one was really teaching relevant stuff in the late nineties, early two thousands. So to do it, I thought let's sit at the bar and a lobby at a conference and got most of my nuggets. And so when we had some free time, me and my now business partner who were lobby con buddies for like a decade… We started hosting these events and the whole idea was curating nice people who are in the grow and scale phase and the actual founders of their business. And in a lot of different industries that we could draw knowledge from different places, less of a kind of echo chamber mastermind of people doing the same thing. Cause there's a lot of value in those, but it's very linear. This was more of organic group meetings to have fun and, um, draw things from other industries and stuff. But we have agency people, we've got guys from hotels, we've got guys from e comm businesses… I guess I say people, not guys, cause we have plenty of girls too. We've been doing it for about eight years and I love it. Compared to the businesses I've done before, it's probably the dumbest business model. Cause it's overhead-intensive, time-intensive, relationship intensive. But I actually like it. So we're doing it for years and we'll probably do it for a very long time and really enjoy it. Jason: [00:02:37] Very cool. And COVID hit you guys really hard because your whole thing is about live experiences and that kind of stuff, uh, which are a lot of fun. And so tell us about like… cause we were talking a couple of weeks ago, you were like, man, I couldn't do these live events and that's really what the membership was for. So we gave all this money back to the members because we couldn't do live events. But I started an agency kind of by accident and it quickly grew. So talk about how did you grow the agency so quick? What did you do? Because a lot of people are looking at going, and I've seen a lot of growth in agencies over during COVID, but yours was really pretty, pretty good. So tell us a little bit more about that. Hollis: [00:03:18] I think it was, it was different because much of it was born out just starting that momentum sort of grew versus sitting with a very particular plan. Where Baby Bathwater came less out of need more out of want, this came out of need. And so there… Also, we are locked in our house and I could stay focused on, cause I wasn't doing… Going to conferences or traveling or doing things. But I think the main frame was okay, just postpone slash canceled, who knows a handful of events. We basically lost about two and a half million bucks in that decision. Which happened before people in the states even believed that this COVID thing was gonna affect us because our president was in Italy. And so we saw it a little early. We knew we didn't want to let people go. There was no PPP stuff yet. And me and my partner, Michael, we always knew we could always fall back on our marketing skills, which is kind of what got us to a place to even know what people wanted from a mastermind. So our personal interests has been in the health and wellness sort of space. We see lots of stuff that's crap. And we see lots of stuff that's good. And we happened to know a few people who have amazing products that are members. But they're product guys, they're not marketing people at all. And so we kind of went in with the thesis of how do we enhance the people who are already members value and we can't do anything for 'em, but also don't run any risk of screwing up the relationship if we get in bed with them and do something different than what we already have a good relationship with. So, I mean, it basically started with four products. I knew we had people in the group who had platforms. That love the products, cause they give them out at events. They love them. And I know they have a lot of traffic and I knew these people have great products. Didn't even know what I'm talking about. Like you should just set up this campaign and get them on the podcast and set up an email. You can track it with affiliate links… And all like, can you just do that for me? Kind of thing. So, I mean, it was actually super, super simple. Essentially, out of a network license for post affiliate pro so that we could track all of the clicks and conversions and build it very slowly, not a lot of overhead. It costed maybe like five grand or something we spent getting set up and all that automation and tracking. We did have a really hard time finding someone to help us run that once it worked. We ended up finding the guy who made the tutorial videos for the original version of it and tracked him down. And it was the first hire because it was complicated and how he set up the company structure. But the basics of it was we had people get podcast, email lists and content sites. I mean, people have great products that had a unique hook. It couldn't just be like, like we did have a CBD, which is a crowded market with a bunch of people at all look the same. But this had clinical trials, some studies, so I could go get functional medicine doctors to say something unique about it and they could write a real piece of content. So really we just took the friction out of the middle, which was, it's hard for the product owners to focus on these things that are ancillary. Then buy an ad that are not doing very diligent tasks that can scale these like one-off promotions and managing people is hectic. Like if I had a brand, I wouldn't want to do stuff we were doing because I know the costliness of managing all these relationships and getting it on the calendar and getting all the stuff they need. But in our unique situation, we had time. We… the money. We wanted to serve the people who we wanted to have back when things came back online. And so it made sense to keep calling them chatting and working it out and figuring it out. So our deal is that we took... it's very minimal, it's just an average, about 10% of the revenue for 12 months of the customer. And we would do a, you know, a multi-tiered campaign where, you know, perhaps the person to get on a podcast and do an interview about the product that was very educational and content-heavy. So it didn't just come out of the blue of this promotion. It was like ease into with good questions and then we'd do an article. And then eventually kind of like an email with a special offer and a landing page just for that person. And like something I've been back in early on was when one big person promotes the rest. So we usually just go for, you know, one or two people we have a good relationship that have a big audience and then their affiliates would see it happen. And we'd get a few more of those. But we did, because it was so hands-on, mess around with people who could send, you know, thousands and thousands and thousands of clicks and had an audience that already trusted them. So very boutique, very niche, but where it worked, very effective. I'd say the biggest bottleneck was calendars. You could lock in a deal and they might not have three months so they could do it. But we hit a point where we were going to have to start hiring more people, we had a tech guy, an administrative helper in an industry that me and Michael were putting together. Then we hired someone to go start recruiting more promoters, and then we need to start hiring writers and creatives. At that point, we actually ended up selling the business so that we didn't have to build an agency. The hard part of building an agency, managing the creatives, training, we never really hit that point. Although it looks like I'll go back to the trough and do it again. But I mean, really it was about that simple. It was like performance-based so we couldn't mess up relationships. And also we didn't want anyone to ever tell us, hey, you have to do this for me. Uh, it usually mostly came from the merchants with the products. They'd be like, hey, where are the traffic? And we're like, hey, we don't, we don't work for you. We're not on a retainer, but it's coming, it's coming. Then we'll get paid. Well, we only get paid when we make sales. So that helped us not get stress out. Jason: [00:09:32] Do you feel like you have to comb through mountains of data, jumping between multiple platforms to spreadsheets, to slide decks and backing in, in order to create performance reports for your clients? It's a constant drain on your agency's time and resources. And that's where our friends at Ninja Cat can help. Ninja Cat is a digital marketing performance management platform that really unifies your marketing data and empowers your agency to automate insightful, beautiful client reports that scale. Now Ninja Cat cat keeps your marketing performance and presentation tools in one place, freeing you up from manual data wrangling. And it really gives your team more time to focus on strategy and growing your business. And for a limited time, my smart agency podcast listeners will receive $500 ninja credit. When you go to ninjacat.io/masterclass to claim your offer and schedule a demo. That's ninjacat.io/masterclass. Yeah, I see a lot of people going the performance route. You know, one of our mastermind members, David, he was always constantly under the million mark and just trying to figure out how to get over it. And he switched to this model and got a million dollars last year during COVID, just from one client for the performance deal. Kind of like what you guys are doing, or you guys did or about to do again. I guess we can talk about that. But I liked how, when you're the performance model, they can't tell you what you can and can't do, or a timeline. You're just like, I'm putting a campaign together on our own dime, our own resources. This is what you're agreed to pay. I really like that. But I also like too, that, you know, this is a home run. Like it's a good product. I want people to not kind of overlook that and just don't go up to anybody and go give me 10% of all your sales. And plus too, you guys had relationships with them so you knew you could trust them. Because it gets really tricky sometimes when you're like, yeah, give me 10% of sales and they could the books however they want. Hollis: [00:11:54] Yes. So that was an interesting piece of... The one thing that I guess is there is we did have these relationships we've built over almost 20 years now. Which, if you just do it on the street, we couldn't start from scratch with that. So that was like our one… competitively used to do something here, but the book side of things, we actually knew how bad that can get. So we control that this was a bottleneck and business model, as far as administration and just workload. I kept everything clean, but we were starting to get super risky. So we invoiced the merchant for the payments and wrote to the affiliates. We did everything. So we essentially became a bank taking the money, moving the money versus paying out of their own affiliate program. It started to get pretty hectic. You get one monthly payment. We're trying to keep the relationships paying on time. We never ran into any issues, but you could see it coming as things got more complex. Jason: [00:12:52] Well, I'm sure the IRS probably set up red flags of all the money moving around. Hollis: [00:12:57] Oh, it was crazy that was passing through and yeah… And so like in hindsight, if we do this again, won't do the complicated equation where we have 12 months tail customer. We also calculated a refund risk thing. You know, now it's going to be one time upfront with a small fee for us that continues, but like the calculating the refund piece to try to mitigate risks. Like I think we went into it wanting to be like a no-brainer where it's like, hey, we've taken all the risks where X, Y, and Z, that you won't have to do anything for. Our contract is like the nicest thing in the world. If this was the only thing we were doing, and we were focused on it that thing would have sort of bit us in the ass, as it started to grow. But it worked well. It was boutique small. And we only did this from March to October. So it was like a significant period of time, but you can see all the forethought we didn't put into it with, oh man, the amount of time to calculate these things if I would've... There's a bunch of things we do if we really want to scale it simpler. If we do this again, you know. Jason: [00:14:05] What are some of the other things that you do simpler. Because most people listening here, this is their full-time gig. They weren't just looking at like, well, let's just try this project out, which that's really pretty cool that you guys are able to do that. Hollis: [00:14:19] Yeah. I think, you know… fed the horse because we had all the relationships and we knew this I'd stayed up drinking wine with every person in the thing all night. I knew we could do well with good products, which you highlighted, is like products that kind of sell themselves. And then the owner of those products, I think this is the simplest thing is don't just take a good deal. We only took people who were so product-focused that we were going to get the content and the angles we needed. All they cared about is being the best. But they didn't care about was telling us how to market it, that they actually wanted us to tell them. They would use the campaigns to inform all of the rest of their staff. One thing we did do well and make it easy was, hey, use the work we're creating. We don't need any cut of it. You can take our landing pages, reuse them. If you get your own affiliates, you can run them through your program. You know, just do that. Cause we only focused on that 10% that drove our revenue. The things we probably would have done different or not such a complicated calculation of the things. I remember when I first started in some of the affiliate stuff, people would hold back a percentage for refunds. There was like a whole equation. But we made everything else so simple for them. We didn't need to go, that… We could have just said here's a flat fee. Here's a number. Honestly, it would have saved one employee 40 hours a month in weird stuff. And in places where ambiguity… where also the customer on both sides has to read a spreadsheet that's complicated versus like here's the number that came in and here is the cut… over. I think simplicity would have helped a lot in that sense. And then other simplicity things, I think just figuring out how to set expectations of timeline. Even though we didn't work for those people, said it on the phone, in the conversations of like, hey, we might get a campaign locked in that's going to be out this far. But then they get in their own world. Like, where's the stuff? And I'm like, no, we already told you this. And so, one outline. Here's how this works, one the phone. Before you email me any questions, reread this. This is the rules of engagement and how it works. But that I would say once it worked and had momentum, changing the relationships from I work for you to we work together changed the whole dynamic of it versus, you know, just collecting a flat fee. Jason: [00:16:49] Yeah. I love that of like we work together rather than you're the dog barking orders to me. And even if you don't do a performance model. Hollis: [00:16:58] Yeah. It feels like you kind of got to do that sometimes. Cause I feel like that's how we like learned. If you worked in a restaurant going up or we… Whatever, like that's how it was. When you're getting paid, you just got to say yes, please, and as you wish. Which honestly doesn't even serve the client that well. Sometimes you're doing shit that they don't even need to get done. They just wanted to show that they tell you to do something. But we're only going to focus on brings in dollars. It doesn't bog down either of our teams. And that's why we switched the contract that you can leave whenever you want. You know, the psychology there was great because it was like, we're paying equally versus that, you know, walked into some long retainer and some big set up fees and things like that. Obviously you have to have some results for that to be worth it, um, for the relationship to stay. But if you know you can deliver on it, then it's probably better to be in a, a mutual relationship where either party can leave in 30 days notice versus trying to lock in really long-term deals. Jason: [00:17:58] Yeah, exactly. Well, awesome. Well, this is amazing, Hollis. Is there anything I didn't ask you that you think would benefit the audience listening in? Hollis: [00:18:05] Listen, I mean, it's funny just because it's a friend of mine that just got off a call with one of our members who, who set them up on like a little dinner in the same town. And I forget the book references basically it's about taking knowledge from other industries and bringing them into your own. So what I saw was great was a lot of the product companies who were here like some of them were in retail and other things. They just didn't know how to pull stuff from other areas. There's always like these levers that you can pull from other industry practices that might not exist in a niche that you're opening that you're trying to mark it as that in. And so I was really, all we did was just start reaching into other tools that there's no way they're ever going to get to this. So obviously we can take over this part for them and we're not also dealing with the dynamics. So there's someone in the house already being paid to do this or anything like that. It's pretty clean that way. But I think we just learned that from sitting in these events from people like, you know, we have some hiring stuff we've learned from guys in the hotel space, which I never would have thought to learn that until I sat into that at one of these events or whatever. So I've never seen through blinders. Like it's good to be focused and linear, but I think there's just so many cool nuggets in different industries you can pull and bring in that we all just kind of forget to take a glance at. Jason: [00:19:30] Awesome. Well, cool. Well, what's a website people go and check you guys out? Hollis: [00:19:35] Just babybathwater.com. Jason: [00:19:37] Awesome. Well, thanks so much for coming on the show. If you guys enjoyed this episode, make sure you go to their website. They have really cool events. I went to the one in, in Utah. And it was really pretty amazing. And if you guys want to really grow and scale your agency faster, what got you here is not going to get you to the next level and you need to do a number of different things. Because probably what got you to this level is from referrals and word of mouth, or maybe you selling, or maybe one salesperson. The biggest thing that you need is systems in place in order to grow and scale faster and get to the point where you can pick and choose. If you want to do that, I want you guys to check out our agency playbook. Go to jasonswenk.com/playbook and check it out. And it might just be the thing that will get you to the next level. So go do that now. And until next time, have a Swenk day.
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This week I talk to philosopher C. Thi Nguyen (objectionable.com | @add_hawk) of the University of Utah, author of Games: Agency as Art and many fascinating papers on social knowledge and the psychology of games, transparency in society, and the philosophy of science — the very philosophical concerns with which I'm obsessed and to which I have devoted much of this show. I met him at Diverse Intelligences Summer Institute this July and immediately knew I had to have him on for what turned out to be one of my favorites yet. Get ready to unravel what you think you know about the ways you come to your decisions, allocate your trust, and sort the chaos of experience…Due to some inexplicable technical nonsense I can't add the full liner notes here, so please find extensive additional resources (including all of the papers, books, and podcasts we mention) at Patreon (where, by the way, your membership grants you extra podcasts each month, book club calls, and early access to new writing, art, and music).✨ Support the work that goes into Future Fossils• Venmo: @futurefossils• PayPal.me/michaelgarfield• BTC: 1At2LQbkQmgDugkchkP6QkDJCvJ5rv3Jm• ETH: 0xfD2BC66586FA4FBA189992E9B0037CD5cb9673EF• NFTs: Rarible | Foundation | Voice✨ Music by Skytree“Navigator” & “Silmaril” off Infraplanetary Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/futurefossils. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
We’ve gone from lead-acid batteries in our cars to the lithium-ion batteries that power our phones and devices in a relatively short amount of time. The next generation of batteries will need to be big enough to power homes, cities and our electrical grid because experts believe that’ll be key to our transition away from fossil fuels. “Batteries have really been called the glue of the clean-energy economy because … the wind doesn’t always blow, the sun doesn’t always shine … and so we need to have not only enough storage for the few minutes or the few hours between uses, but we need to be able to provide that super-high-reliability storage for hours, days, weeks and seasons,” said Dan Kammen, an energy professor at the University of California, Berkeley, and adviser for innovative energy solutions at the U.S. Agency for International Development. Our current go-to battery technology is lithium ion. But there are so many other technologies coming online that will become the core of our clean energy economy. On today’s show: one of the most hopeful climate-related deep dives we’ve had in a while. We’ll talk with Kammen about some of the latest battery technology and what it’s going to take to make it cheaper, greener and accessible to all. Side note: Molly Wood is doing a whole podcast on lithium batteries called “How We Survive.” Don’t forget to subscribe! In the news fix, we get hard numbers on how climate change is affecting people all over the world and explain the latest fight over vaccine mandates in Texas. Plus, a listener gives us a firsthand account of the oil spill off the coast of Southern California, and an answer to the Make Me Smart question that will get you thinking about your toothbrush. When you're done listening, tell your Echo device to “make me smart” for our daily explainers. This week we'll explain the global supply chain mess, a new form of advertising in the NBA, and the cult success of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.” Also, don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter! You can find the latest issue here. Here’s everything we talked about today: “World's largest energy storage system completes Phase II in Moss Landing” from The Monterey Herald “The Battery Boom Will Draw $620 In Investment by 2040” from Bloomberg “Renewable energy: getting to 100% requires cheap energy storage. But how cheap?” from Vox “At least 85 percent of the world's population has been affected by human-induced climate change, new study shows” from The Washington Post “Texas Gov. Greg Abbott bans any COVID-19 vaccine mandates — including for private employers” from The Texas Tribune Read the transcript here.
We’ve gone from lead-acid batteries in our cars to the lithium-ion batteries that power our phones and devices in a relatively short amount of time. The next generation of batteries will need to be big enough to power homes, cities and our electrical grid because experts believe that’ll be key to our transition away from fossil fuels. “Batteries have really been called the glue of the clean-energy economy because … the wind doesn’t always blow, the sun doesn’t always shine … and so we need to have not only enough storage for the few minutes or the few hours between uses, but we need to be able to provide that super-high-reliability storage for hours, days, weeks and seasons,” said Dan Kammen, an energy professor at the University of California, Berkeley, and adviser for innovative energy solutions at the U.S. Agency for International Development. Our current go-to battery technology is lithium ion. But there are so many other technologies coming online that will become the core of our clean energy economy. On today’s show: one of the most hopeful climate-related deep dives we’ve had in a while. We’ll talk with Kammen about some of the latest battery technology and what it’s going to take to make it cheaper, greener and accessible to all. Side note: Molly Wood is doing a whole podcast on lithium batteries called “How We Survive.” Don’t forget to subscribe! In the news fix, we get hard numbers on how climate change is affecting people all over the world and explain the latest fight over vaccine mandates in Texas. Plus, a listener gives us a firsthand account of the oil spill off the coast of Southern California, and an answer to the Make Me Smart question that will get you thinking about your toothbrush. When you're done listening, tell your Echo device to “make me smart” for our daily explainers. This week we'll explain the global supply chain mess, a new form of advertising in the NBA, and the cult success of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.” Also, don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter! You can find the latest issue here. Here’s everything we talked about today: “World's largest energy storage system completes Phase II in Moss Landing” from The Monterey Herald “The Battery Boom Will Draw $620 In Investment by 2040” from Bloomberg “Renewable energy: getting to 100% requires cheap energy storage. But how cheap?” from Vox “At least 85 percent of the world's population has been affected by human-induced climate change, new study shows” from The Washington Post “Texas Gov. Greg Abbott bans any COVID-19 vaccine mandates — including for private employers” from The Texas Tribune
CLICK HERE to listen to episode audio (5:02).Sections below are the following: Transcript of Audio Audio Notes and Acknowledgments ImagesExtra Information Sources Related Water Radio Episodes For Virginia Teachers (Relevant SOLs, etc.). Unless otherwise noted, all Web addresses mentioned were functional as of 10-8-21. TRANSCRIPT OF AUDIO From the Cumberland Gap to the Atlantic Ocean, this is Virginia Water Radio for the week of October 25, 2021. This revised episode from November 2017 is part of a series this fall of episodes on water connections to the human body and human biology. We start with a public health mystery sound. Have a listen for about 35 seconds, and see if you can guess what seasonal, precautionary procedure is taking place. And here's a hint: thinking feverishlycould influence your answer. SOUNDS and VOICES - ~36 sec “Any problems with any vaccines before?”“No.”“Feeling OK today? No fever or anything like that?”“No.”“And no allergies to foods or medications that you're aware of?”“No.” …“So, you know, a little bit of arm soreness; that's probably the most of it. Redness, irritation. Might be kind of tired for a day or so, or even a low-grade fever or a headache is possible and normal. If that were to happen, whatever you take for a headache is fine. Any questions about anything?”“No.”“All right.” …“All right, leave that bandage on for about 10 minutes or so, and take it off anytime you remember after that. And here's your copy for your records. Thanks.”“Thank you.”“Have a good day.”If you guessed, a flu shot, you're right! You heard an influenza vaccination being given in October 2017 at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg. Flu season arrives every year with colder weather, bringing the potential to cause fever, body aches, and other symptoms, some quite serious or even fatal. The flu affects millions of people in the United States each year, and health agencies like U.S. Centers for the Disease Control and Prevention and the Virginia Department of Health encourage vaccination for everyone older than six months, with some exceptions. But what does the flu have to do with water? Consider these three connections. First, drinking plenty of fluids is a commonly prescribed treatment for flu sufferers in order to help prevent dehydration resulting from increased body temperature and other responses to the viral infection. Infants, children, and the elderly are particularly at risk for dehydration. Second, the flu virus is transmitted between humans by respiratory droplets, and researchers have found that transmission is affected by air temperature and humidity. Specifically, transmission occurs more easily in cold, dry air, such as is typically found during fall and winter in temperate areas like Virginia. Third, waterfowl and shorebirds are among the various kinds of birds that harbor avian flu viruses, and water contaminated with aquatic birds' waste can potentially harbor avian flu for some time. Understanding the factors related to the occurrence and transmission of avian viruses—including the role of contaminated water—is important in monitoring avian flu and its potential to spread to other birds, mammals, or humans. Flu season is upon us, and the CDC recommends getting a flu vaccine by the end of October. So if you hear this… VOICE - ~3 sec – “Are you here for a flu shot?” …now you'll have not only a health connection for the flu, but some hydrological ones, too. Thanks to staff of Kroger Pharmacy and Hokie Wellness for lending their voices to this episode. We close with some music for, or rather, against the flu. Here's about 30 seconds of “Shots,” written by Wilson Stern and performed in a 2014, flu-shot-promoting video by the University of Florida's Student Health Care Center. MUSIC - ~28 sec Lyrics:“Last year less than half the population got their flu shot. Why you wanna be stuck at home with a fever when you could be making this party hot?”“I heard that shot made you ill.”“Naw, son, that news ain't for real. It tells your body what the virus looks like, so it knows how to deal”“Why you tellin' me this? I got my flu shot last year.”“This virus mutates constantly, we got new strains here.”“Shots, shots, shots, shots….” SHIP'S BELL Virginia Water Radio is produced by the Virginia Water Resources Research Center, part of Virginia Tech's College of Natural Resources and Environment. For more Virginia water sounds, music, or information, visit us online at virginiawaterradio.org, or call the Water Center at (540) 231-5624. Thanks to Stewart Scales for his banjo version of Cripple Creek to open and close this show. In Blacksburg, I'm Alan Raflo, thanking you for listening, and wishing you health, wisdom, and good water. AUDIO NOTES AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS This Virginia Water Radio episode replaces Episode 393, 11-6-17, which has been archived. The influenza vaccination heard in this episode was performed October 24, 2017, at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, by staff of Kroger Pharmacies, assisted by staff from Virginia Tech's Hokie Wellness program. Virginia Water Radio thanks those staff people for their willingness to be recorded. The audio excerpt of “Shots,” copyright by Wilson Stern, was taken from the 2014 University of Florida Student Health Care Center video “Flu Shots,” copyright by the University of Florida; used with permission of Wilson Stern and the University of Florida's Division of Media Properties. The 2 min./4 sec. video is available online at http://shcc.ufl.edu/services/primary-care/flu/flu-shots-music-video-lyrics/. More information about Wilson Stern and the group Hail! Cassius Neptune is available online at https://www.reverbnation.com/hailcassiusneptune.Click here if you'd like to hear the full version (1 min./11 sec.) of the “Cripple Creek” arrangement/performance by Stewart Scales that opens and closes this episode. More information about Mr. Scales and the group New Standard, with which Mr. Scales plays, is available online at http://newstandardbluegrass.com. IMAGES Colorized, negative-stained transmission electron microscopic image of influenza virus particles, known as virions. Public domain photo taken in 1973 by Dr. F. A. Murphy, accessed from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Public Image Library, online at https://phil.cdc.gov/Details.aspx?pid=10072.Illustration of influenza infection, from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “Images of Influenza Viruses,” online at https://www.cdc.gov/flu/resource-center/freeresources/graphics/images.htm.U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Protection weekly map of flu activity, as of 10/2/21. Map accessed online at https://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/usmap.htm, 10/11/21.U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention chart of work to develop the annual flu virus vaccine, with data for 2020-21. Image accessed at https://www.cdc.gov/flu/resource-center/freeresources/graphics/infographics.htm. EXTRA INFORMATION ABOUT TYPES AND NAMES OF INFLUENZA VIRUSESThe following information is quoted from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Protection (CDC), “Types of Influenza Viruses,” November 18, 2019, online at https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/viruses/types.htm.“There are four types of influenza viruses: A, B, C and D. Human influenza A and B viruses cause seasonal epidemics of disease (known as the flu season) almost every winter in the United States. Influenza A viruses are the only influenza viruses known to cause flu pandemics, i.e., global epidemics of flu disease. A pandemic can occur when a new and very different influenza A virus emerges that both infects people and has the ability to spread efficiently between people. Influenza type C infections generally cause mild illness and are not thought to cause human flu epidemics. Influenza D viruses primarily affect cattle and are not known to infect or cause illness in people. ”Influenza A viruses are divided into subtypes based on two proteins on the surface of the virus: the hemagglutinin (H) and the neuraminidase (N). There are 18 different hemagglutinin subtypes and 11 different neuraminidase subtypes (H1 through H18 and N1 through N11 respectively). …Current sub-types of influenza A viruses that routinely circulate in people include: A (H1N1) and A (H3N2). In the spring of 2009, a new influenza A (H1N1) virus emerged to cause illness in people. … “Currently circulating influenza A(H1N1) viruses are related to the pandemic 2009 H1N1 virus that emerged in the spring of 2009 and caused a flu pandemic ( see CDC 2009 H1N1 Flu website for more information). This virus, scientifically called the ‘A(H1N1)pdm09 virus,' and more generally called ‘2009 H1N1,' has continued to circulate seasonally since then. These H1N1 viruses have undergone relatively small genetic changes and changes to their antigenic properties (i.e., the properties of the virus that affect immunity) over time.“Of all the influenza viruses that routinely circulate and cause illness in people, influenza A(H3N2) viruses tend to change more rapidly, both genetically and antigenically. … “Influenza B viruses are not divided into subtypes, but instead are further classified into two lineages: B/Yamagata and B/Victoria. …Influenza B viruses generally change more slowly in terms of their genetic and antigenic properties than influenza A viruses, especially influenza A(H3N2) viruses. Influenza surveillance data from recent years shows co-circulation of influenza B viruses from both lineages in the United States and around the world. However, the proportion of influenza B viruses from each lineage that circulate can vary by geographic location.“CDC follows an internationally accepted naming convention for influenza viruses. This convention was accepted by WHO [World Health Organization] in 1979 and published in February 1980 in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 58(4):585-591 (1980) (see A revision of the system of nomenclature for influenza viruses: a WHO Memorandum[854 KB, 7 pages]). The approach uses the following components: *the antigenic type (e.g., A, B, C); *the host of origin (e.g., swine, equine, chicken, etc.; for human-origin viruses, no host of origin designation is given); *geographical origin (e.g., Denver, Taiwan, etc.); *strain number (e.g., 15, 7, etc.); *year of isolation (e.g., 57, 2009, etc.); *for influenza A viruses, the hemagglutinin and neuraminidase antigen description in parentheses (e.g., (H1N1). “One influenza A (H1N1), A (H3N2), and one or two influenza B viruses (depending on the vaccine) are included in each year's influenza vaccines.” SOURCES Used for Audio Antonia E. Dalziel et al., “Persistence of Low Pathogenic Influenza A Virus in Water: A Systematic Review and Quantitative Meta-Analysis,” PLOS One, 10/13/16, online at http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0161929. Anice C. Lowen and John Steel, “Roles of Humidity and Temperature in Shaping Influenza Seasonality,” Journal of Virology, Vol. 88/No. 14, July 2014, pages 7692-7695; online at http://jvi.asm.org/content/88/14/7692.full (subscription may be required for access). Anice C. Lowen et al., “Influenza Virus Transmission Is Dependent on Relative Humidity and Temperature,” PLOS, 10/19/07, online at http://journals.plos.org/plospathogens/article?id=10.1371/journal.ppat.0030151. Public Library of Science, “Higher indoor humidity inactivates flu virus particles,” posted by Science Daily, 2/27/13, online at https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/02/130227183456.htm. David Robson, The Real Reason Germs Spread in Winter, BBC Future, 10/19/15. Jeffery K. Taugenberger and David M. Morens, “1918 Influenza: The Mother of All Pandemics,” Emerging Infectious Diseases (Center for Disease Control and Prevention), Vol. 12/No. 1, January 2006, online at https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/12/1/05-0979_article. 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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Pandemic Influenza Fact Sheet for the Water Sector, 2009. Virginia Department of Health, “Epidemiology Fact Sheets/Influenza,” September 2018, online at http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/epidemiology/epidemiology-fact-sheets/influenza/. World Health Organization (WHO), “Influenza (Avian and other zoonotic),” November 13, 2018, online at https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/influenza-(avian-and-other-zoonotic). For More Information about Water an
In this episode of Technically Speaking, our host Harrison Wheeler talks to Mathew Barnes, Senior Art Director of Brand Design at Amazon Web Services. Mathew is an artist in the B2B space and a passionate beer brewer who knows that having a strategic process is key to a successful outcome. Join in and learn how this art director works focusing on the user experience and the edge this perspective gives the brands he creates. Jump straight into: (01:35) - Who is Mathew Barnes? An expert designer of brand experiences working at Amazon Web Services. (03:42) - Moving from an agency to in-house work: How the designer experiences change in each environment and how it shows on the end result. (06:11) - The user experience perspective: Mathew's story going through different areas of design and why he focused on consistent brand experience. (09:29) - The day-to-day to building a brand project: The importance of design teams coming together to cross collaborate and create consistency. (14:02) - An artist in the B2B space: How art inspires Mathew's day-to-day design work. (18:47) - Pairing art with delicious IPA beer: Mathew's creative outlets and his love for beer brewing. (21:26) - Mathew's advice for young designers: “Don't focus on any director title, learn as much as you can.” (24:30) - What is the future of the arts?: How systems are going to change and cross over to the product world. Episode Resources: Connect with Mathew through https://www.instagram.com/mbarnesart/ (Instagram) http://www.mbarnesdesigns.com/ (Mathew Barnes) https://automattic.com/ (Automattic) Support this podcast
Jason Harris is the Co-founder & CEO of the Award-Winning Advertising Agency Mekanism, Best Selling Author, and Speaker. Recently named CEO of the year, Jason isn't shy about how he got there. From studying the companies he worked for until he and some friends built up enough connections and know-how to head out on their own. When and why to work for free, sharing secrets with competitors, giving everyone access to your best connections. All the things they tell you not to do, Jason does, and he's CEO of the year for it. What else don't you know that Jason's ready to share? Find out in this episode.Youtube Link to This EpisodeJason Harris' InstagramJason Harris' Book
“Never suffer alone, never suffer in silence. The first step is to admit to yourself that you have a problem because before you admit it to yourself, no one else will be able to support you.” In Season 2, Episode 54 of the Boss Uncaged Podcast, S.A. Grant sits down with the Founder, Editor In Chief of MSP Agency & MSP News Global, Mark Stephen Pooler.
Sexuality is at the core of who we are, our identity, and our power. Sometimes due to the stress of dating, people-pleasing, or losing sight of yourself after past relationship trauma; you shut the door to your own sexual identity. Joining me this week to talk about how to reclaim your sexual agency and transition from self-judgment to self-compassion is Dr. Juliana Hauser. SHOW NOTES: https://www.datebrazen.com/blog/reclaiming-your-sexual-agency
“Culture” and “Brand” are two concepts that are often thought about and discussed as completely different topics. We don't often consider how one might not only affect but define the other. But the truth is, they are very much the opposite sides of the same coin, if that coin represents the calling card for your agency or your client's company. Agency owners and authors Mark Miller and Ted Vaughn have literally written the book on the connection between culture and brand. In examining the challenges and successes of both their own clients and research into other companies, they defined six patterns that define culture and the traits that make these patterns successful. In this episode of Build a Better Agency, Mark, Ted, and I take a deep dive into these six patterns – or “layers” – and how come to define an agency's success. We explore everything from different kinds of trust to the need to sometimes fire a rockstar employee. We look at ways to inspire an invitation to difficult conversations and why it's so important for creatives to advocate for themselves. We even define the first step an agency can take on the quest to improve, fix, or define a company's culture in a way that leads to a winning brand. A big thank you to our podcast's presenting sponsor, White Label IQ. They're an amazing resource for agencies who want to outsource their design, dev, or PPC work at wholesale prices. Check out their special offer (10 free hours!) for podcast listeners here. What You Will Learn in This Episode: The links between a winning culture and brand Why culture is so important in a conversation about brand Functional vs. relational trust 6 layers of marque culture How to tell if a problem is caused by a system or a person Why creatives need to advocate for themselves How agency owners can inspire a truth-telling environment Where to begin on the journey to fix culture
In this quickfire episode, Joe teaches the most effective cold outreach strategy for agencies, focusing on four critical ingredients that will generate high-quality prospects and increase your customer base.
The RAG Podcast is BACK! What a first episode we have in store for you! Mark Znowski is a serial Recruitment Entrepreneur He started, scaled, and sold Staffgroup UK & Europe over 12 years and has since invested in other recruitment agencies and started his latest venture EngTal - Engineering Talent A true family man as well as a businessman, Mark shared insights into the areas he has got right and other areas he has gotten wrong in his hugely successful career! Thank you to our friends and sponsor today - http://odro.co.uk (Odro.co.uk) . These guys won an impressive three TALiNT tech star awards at their first in-person event since lockdown last month. Followed up just two weeks later with a much sought-after Recruiter award, best in innovation, and a special commendation for CEO Ryan McCabe for all his efforts over the last 18 months. It really is great to see such a brilliant company recognised, and so well deserved. So well done guys! Smashed it. And the good news is, they're hiring - which they've asked me to let you know. So, if you're listening and are looking for a move, I couldn't recommend them highly enough. There are vacancies across their Sales and Customer Success departments right now, and they really are a great bunch. If you're interested, get in touch with CRO Dougie on LinkedIn or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. Thanks also to our second sponsor http://vincere.io/ (Vincere.io) - A single tech platform to streamline the Front, Middle & Back office operations of Exec Search/Perm/Contract/Temp businesses. The technology that they have invested in is becoming a disruption in the space, more and more recruitment businesses are using this to give their recruiters a competitive advantage. For RAG listeners who you are thinking about changing CRM or you are a new business looking to launch with a new CRM then I would get in touch with these guys because if you mention that you are a rag listener you get an amazing deal- visit http://www.vincere.io/rag (www.vincere.io/rag).
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Episode 119: Part 1 of 2. Throughout the 1950s, the CIA, through a number of secret fronts, provided funding and publicity for abstract modern art in the United States. Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko became arrows in the Cold War quiver, as the Agency turned them, and scores of other modern artists into unwitting agents of American propaganda. How and why did the CIA accomplish this, and what does it mean for the relationship between modernism and politics?Twitter: Link Patreon: LinkShirts and more: LinkSources and Further ReadingHow MoMA and the CIA Conspired to Use Unwitting Artists to Promote American Propaganda During the Cold War: LinkArt For Art's Sake: LinkModern art was CIA 'weapon': LinkHow the CIA Secretly Used Jackson Pollock to Fight the Cold War: LinkThe New American Painting, 1959: LinkThe new American painting, as shown in eight European countries, 1958-1959: LinkAn Era-Defining 1930s Mural of American Excess and Industry Is Revived: LinkDickstein, Morris. Dancing in the dark: A cultural history of the Great Depression. WW Norton & Company, 2009.Alfred Barr, ‘Introduction', in The New American Painting, 1959: LinkThe CIA and the Cultural Cold War Revisited: Link
Ep 265 | Aired 10/8/2021 Today on Up In Your Business with Kerry McCoy is my interview with Mr. Aaron Lubin, President of Executive Recruiters Agency, who has been consulting Fortune 500 and small businesses, alike, for over 40 years. Since the disrupter, Covid-19, it seems everyone is redefining their life and work plan. Before the term “life coach” was even invented, Aaron Lubin Consultants was helping individuals and corporations identify their strengths and build on them. This interview is not about textbook theory; it's his experience speaking. get tips on how to interview for a job and hear how Aaron followed his own advice and went where life led him: from a business consultant to a TV and radio host, and even a sports announcer.
In this special on-location episode of Agency Freedom Podcast, James talks shop with Ryan Hanley, Mitch Gibson, and David Carothers. A variety of topics are chopped up and a lively, entertaining conversation ensues. Join the Agency Freedom Podcast Facebook Group To sign up for Agency Freedom Podcast's email list, please visit Agency Freedom Podcast Email email@example.com with ideas, questions, complaints, or your favorite grilling recipe.
Allan J. "Alonzo" Wind is a retired Senior Foreign Service Officer from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), having worked on and off with the Agency primarily overseas on diplomatic assignments from 1990 to 1992 and 1999 to 2019 in the Peru, Nicaragua, Angola, Nigeria, Iraq, Afghanistan and South Africa and the Southern Africa USAID Regional Missions. He provided oversight to U.S. government foreign aid development and humanitarian assistance, and supported U.S. Ambassadors as their senior development officer on multiple U.S. Embassy Country Teams. In South Africa he helped establish the Southern Africa Regional Leadership Center as part of President Obama's Young African Leadership Initiative, and contributed to other youth development efforts and business incubators. He previously worked as the Global Programme Coordinator for the International Save the Children Alliance Secretariat and as a Country Director and Health Sector Coordinator for different nonprofit private voluntary organizations including CARE and PLAN International in a range of countries including Ecuador, Bolivia, the Dominican Republic and the United Kingdom. Mr. Wind began his career as a Rural Public Health U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in Ecuador from 1980-1982, where he was widely known as "Doctor Alonzo." The Alonzo nickname stuck throughout life in many countries in Latin America, Africa and Asia. He graduated from the University of Chicago. He is originally a New Yorker, and as a high schooler he was a "subway rat" attending the famous Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan. There he studied creative writing for two years with his teacher, the famous Irish American writer and raconteur Frank McCourt. He has always been an avid science fiction fan and sometime writer, and notes that writing science fiction and other creative writing under McCourt was invaluable for future U.S. government work. His recent book ANDEAN ADVENTURES: An Unexpected Search for Meaning, Purpose and Discovery Across Three Countries has been a best-seller on Amazon and is available in paperback and ebook formats, in English and a Spanish translation. There is also now a recently released audio book narrated by the author on Audible, available on Amazon and iTunes. He and his wife currently reside in Fairfax County Virginia in the United States, while their adult daughter is in Africa on her own adventures. Mr. Wind serves on the Boards of Directors of different non-governmental organizations, including Hunger Relief International, supporting any way he can, their efforts with the most needy in Guatemala and Haiti. What we Discussed: - Peace Corp - USAID - How host countries react - Diplomatic assignments in Iraq - Afghanistan and the Withdrawal of Troops - Iraq after the War - Discussing the US involvement in creating leaders in other countries - Who foots the bill of restructuring - Chinese engagement in Africa - Selling Armaments to Terriorists - His Book and more How to Contact Allan: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alonzowind/ FB: https://www.facebook.com/allan.windauthor.39/ IG: https://www.instagram.com/ajawind/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/galacticemp More about Awakening: Follow me on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/royawakening Podcast https://www.awakeningpodcast.org/ Video https://www.bitchute.com/channel/y2XWI0VCPVqX/
Documents today still often begin by copying and pasting, then editing what you don't need. Further, cloud-based doc editors are increasingly slow. The most modern options like Coda and Notion do much more than just documents and aren't focusing their innovation exclusively around documents themselves. Enter Almanac.Almanac is fresh off of receiving $34M from Tiger Global to be your next doc editor. Unlike newer cloud options, they are focused exclusively on docs. Their differentiators include claiming to have the fastest doc editor available, features like branching & merging to avoid copy/pasting docs, 3,000 community-driven templates, advanced workflows, and more. Watch the video version of this episode.Links Docs startup Almanac raises $34 million from Tiger as remote work shift hardens Almanac - A Collaborative Document Editor Episode 25 - Deep Collaboration in the Enterprise Follow newsletter @kenyarmosh /in/kenyarmosh kenyarmosh.com
The World Famous Insurance Dudes chat with Kirk Baker Part 2We Are Insurance Dudes!!! We Are Here To Learn From All The Incredible Insurance Dudes And Dudettes We Speak With And To Pass The Knowledge Nuggets That We Learn To Our Dedicated And Amazing DudeNation!For All Things Related To Being An Insurance Dude or Dudette, Incredible Tips, Amazing Tools, and Valuable Resources, Check Out The Insurance Dudes Hub!https://www.theidudes.com/Are you interested in learning “How To Predictably Sell 6-Figures A Month From Insurance Internet Leads While Saving You Time And Money!?"Head over to our free masterclass today! Click Herehttps://www.theidudes.com/masterclass-registration1619461457775..................................................................................................................................................................Who's Kirk Baker?Kirk Baker is a captive agent representing one of the largest insurers in the industry. Over the years he has been overwhelmingly successful:· 31 year Agent & Life Traveler every year· Lifetime MDRT qualifier· Court of the Table MDRT qualifier· Best Life App month: 132 life apps· Lifetime President's Club since 2007 (Top 50)· Exotic Travel: 19 time qualifier· Chairman's Circle: 10 time qualifier· SVP/RVP: 27 time qualifier· Crystal Excellence· Eagle Scout & Scoutmaster· Served a Mormon Mission in England· 4 children with his wife of 35 years· Mentored 10 Agents from his team to become an agent· Hobbies: Fly Fishing, Snow Skiing, Skim Boarding, Surfing & Basketball
Do you want to manage your agency's operations team more effectively? Managing a team, regardless of size, is always challenging. I know of this dilemma as I went from a small team of 12 to 90 people at DUDE. What you'll need, though, are the right KPIs to make the management of your agency's operations team possible. These KPIs are essential to track and gauge their performance and find the right solutions when issues arise. This, then, sets you and your operations team for success, which results in a win for the entire agency. So if you have an operations team and want to know how to manage them better, pay close attention to what I will share with you in this episode. Discussion Points: 0:00 Introduction 2:01 Who comprises the operations team? 2:50 The operations team impacts retention 3:41 The operations team and CX team collaborate 5:03 The role of the operations manager 6:00 Data is essential to fix issues 7:09 Allow team members to come up with a plan to do better 8:17 Setting deadlines and clear objectives 10:15 Providing praise and recognition to team members who do well 14:33 Hitting deadlines 17:10 QA: Provide the best quality of work to clients 18:15 Other tasks of the operations manager 19:37 The concept of utilization 23:27 Helping people advance and get promotions Resources: Connect with DUDE on the following social channels Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/dudeagency) Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/dudeagency.io/) Visit our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJxNhChWk1xlo3ZhkWtYnlw) Register for live trainings on running a profitable agency (https://dudeagency.io/) Get a hold of more podcast episodes through our website. You can also tune in and subscribe to Operation Agency Freedom on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Thank you for tuning in!
Rohan Sheth is the Co-founder and CEO of GrowRev, a digital agency that helps companies grow their businesses online. They've handled over $100 million in ad spend for 1000s of companies resulting in over $600 million in returns. Rohan founded GrowRev with Matt Farmer. Rohan's sales journey began in high school when he imported pocket bikes and sold them to his friends. He cut his teeth selling $13,000 education packages door to door, and in a few short months, was the "go-to" guy to close impossible leads. Since then, Rohan has worked with companies like Clickfunnels, Tony Robbins, Dean Graziosi, and many more. In this episode… One-on-one selling is brutal, but imagine having to do it going door-to-door. The chances are that you'll face rejection nine times out of 10, but by the time you become good at selling, you'd have mastered the art of dealing with rejections. That's precisely the story of today's guest, Rohan Sheth. Rohan takes us back to the time he did door-to-door sales, where he was rejected often. He talks about the mindset needed to continue and how he flipped those rejections to close sales. Although he now makes one-to-many sales, Rohan uses the lessons he learned from door-to-door sales to overcome objections today. Want to hear about all of these lessons? Listen to this episode of the Inspired Insider Podcast with Dr. Jeremy Weisz featuring Rohan Sheth, Co-founder and CEO of GrowRev. They discuss Rohan's sales experience, lessons about overcoming rejection, his foray into direct response marketing, what copywriting greats like Jay Abraham and Dan Kennedy taught him, and how he's using all of that to help companies grow. Stay tuned.
Welcome back to another episode of Happy Porch Radio! You may already know that, in season six, we are talking about the circular economy across Africa. Today, we are joined by Audrey S-Darko, who is the team lead at Sabon-Sake, a regenerative agricultural startup based in Ghana. During this episode, we take a look at the circular economy from the angle of agriculture and bio waste. You'll hear about Sabon-Sake's dual focus, transforming agricultural waste into value-added products, and changing the mindsets of the rural communities that they work with. The UNCRD has shown that there are over 998 million tons of agricultural waste produced per year, and Sabon-Sake's solution goes beyond compost and the circular economy to prioritize a regenerative approach. We discuss the carbon capturing system they use, the role of ecotourism, and the biggest obstacles to educating people and putting waste to use. Join us to hear more!
“I would say you need a strong vision for your company because if you don't have that without it, you're going to get lost.” In Season 2, Episode 53 of the Boss Uncaged Podcast, S.A. Grant sits down with the Chief Mischief Maker & Partner of Storify Agency, Seth Erickson.
If you run an SEO, Content, or Digital Marketing Agency you won't want to miss this session. We'll be sharing how you can leverage Jarvis to drive amazing results for your clients, improve retention & enhance the efficiency/profitability of your operations. WE'LL UNPACK: ✍️ The main types of Content you can leverage Jarvis to [...] The post How to use Jarvis in your Agency to Drive world class results, Retain clients & Maximize efficiency appeared first on Seven Figure Agency.
I can't get enough RHOSLC but since I recap that with Amanda on We Love to Hate TV, I need to express my appreciation for Real Housewives of Potomac. Even though I dislike the entire cast, they draw me back in with a tossed salad and Karen's (allegedly) scrambled eggs. Speaking of alleged, J. Lo has her eyes on a certain Queen Bee, according to a blind item, and let's just say I highly advise her not to mess with the hive. Tip-toeing away from that disaster waiting to happen to another, 90 Day Fiance The Other Way (17:30) is slowly picking up speed. I haven't been overly impressed with a few couples' storylines, but I'm all in for Ellie & Alina. I'm crossing my fingers Ellie cuts Victor's beard “accidentally” while trimming shingles, and Alina can hack Steven's hair (and other things) right off for all I care. Can we make a list of things Jesus did that Steven can also do? #1 Be Crucified (by viewers). **Subscribe free on your fav podcast app We Love to Hate Everything! *We Love to Hate TV for ALL Bonus Episodes, free mugs/shirts/hoodies & more This week: Bachelor in Paradise & Real Housewives of Salt Lake City *Total Request Podcast YOU request the shows, WE watch them & break em down. This week: Boy Meets World & The Face on the Milk Carton Deals from my Sponsors… *HelloFresh is America's #1 Meal Kit… www.hellofresh.com/realitv14 Promo Code: RealiTV14 for 12 FREE meals & FREE shipping! *RITUAL Multivitamins & Essential Protein Powder for all ages www.ritual.com/realitv to save 10% off your first 3 months! *FEALS CBD is top shelf CBD, go to www.feals.com/realitv for 50% off & FREE shipping! *AGENCY delivers ageless skin, go to www.withagency.com/realitv to get your Future Formula designed by a dermatology provider just for YOU! *MAGIC SPOON cereals are a gift from above www.magicspoon.com/jodie Promo Code: Jodie *PROSE formulates unique haircare products based on YOUR hair at www.prose.com/realitv for 15% off your first order!
The World Famous Insurance Dudes chat with Kirk BakerWe Are Insurance Dudes!!! We Are Here To Learn From All The Incredible Insurance Dudes And Dudettes We Speak With And To Pass The Knowledge Nuggets That We Learn To Our Dedicated And Amazing DudeNation!For All Things Related To Being An Insurance Dude or Dudette, Incredible Tips, Amazing Tools, and Valuable Resources, Check Out The Insurance Dudes Hub!https://www.theidudes.com/Are you interested in learning “How To Predictably Sell 6-Figures A Month From Insurance Internet Leads While Saving You Time And Money!?"Head over to our free masterclass today! Click Herehttps://www.theidudes.com/masterclass-registration1619461457775..................................................................................................................................................................Who's Kirk Baker?Kirk Baker is a captive agent representing one of the largest insurers in the industry. Over the years he has been overwhelmingly successful:· 31 year Agent & Life Traveler every year· Lifetime MDRT qualifier· Court of the Table MDRT qualifier· Best Life App month: 132 life apps· Lifetime President's Club since 2007 (Top 50)· Exotic Travel: 19 time qualifier· Chairman's Circle: 10 time qualifier· SVP/RVP: 27 time qualifier· Crystal Excellence· Eagle Scout & Scoutmaster· Served a Mormon Mission in England· 4 children with his wife of 35 years· Mentored 10 Agents from his team to become an agent· Hobbies: Fly Fishing, Snow Skiing, Skim Boarding, Surfing & Basketball
In this episode, Bradley and Scott sit down with David Meltzer, founder of Sports 1 Marketing, host of The Playbook Podcast, and former CEO of Leigh Steinberg Sports & Entertainment Agency, which was the inspiration for the movie Jerry Maguire. Listen as David wants to help you make a lot of money, help a lot of people, and how to have fun along the way. This episode is a listener favorite encore rebroadcast. Check Out Dave's The Playbook Podcast >>> ///////////// The $100 Million Dollar Agency Makeover Enter for a chance at one free year of agency consulting! In effort to share the secret sauce, the GloveBox team has partnered with The Insurance Guys Podcast for a unique giveaway. Click here to ENTER >>> Sponsor: GloveBox A seamless all-in-one platform connecting clients to your agency and their carriers. Maximize the client experience with both Agency and Carrier self-service features. Check them out here >>> Get the CoverWallet Insurance Guys Deal Here >>>
Susanne Klien's book Urban Migrants in Rural Japan: Between Agency and Anomie in a Post-growth Society (SUNY Press, 2020) provides a fresh perspective on theoretical notions of rurality and emerging modes of working and living in post-growth Japan. By exploring narratives and trajectories of individuals who relocate from urban to rural areas and seek new modes of working and living, this multi-sited ethnography reveals the changing role of rurality, from postwar notions of a stagnant backwater to contemporary sites of experimentation. The individual cases presented in the book vividly illustrate changing lifestyles and perceptions of work. What emerges from Urban Migrants in Rural Japan is the emotionally fraught quest of many individuals for a personally fulfilling lifestyle and the conflicting neoliberal constraints many settlers face. In fact, flexibility often coincides with precarity and self-exploitation. Klien shows how mobility serves as a strategic mechanism for neophytes in rural Japan who hedge their bets; gain time; and seek assurance, inspiration, and courage to do (or further postpone doing) what they ultimately feel makes sense to them. John W. Traphagan, Ph.D. is Professor and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Fellow in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, where he is also a professor in the Program in Human Dimensions of Organizations. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network
Susanne Klien's book Urban Migrants in Rural Japan: Between Agency and Anomie in a Post-growth Society (SUNY Press, 2020) provides a fresh perspective on theoretical notions of rurality and emerging modes of working and living in post-growth Japan. By exploring narratives and trajectories of individuals who relocate from urban to rural areas and seek new modes of working and living, this multi-sited ethnography reveals the changing role of rurality, from postwar notions of a stagnant backwater to contemporary sites of experimentation. The individual cases presented in the book vividly illustrate changing lifestyles and perceptions of work. What emerges from Urban Migrants in Rural Japan is the emotionally fraught quest of many individuals for a personally fulfilling lifestyle and the conflicting neoliberal constraints many settlers face. In fact, flexibility often coincides with precarity and self-exploitation. Klien shows how mobility serves as a strategic mechanism for neophytes in rural Japan who hedge their bets; gain time; and seek assurance, inspiration, and courage to do (or further postpone doing) what they ultimately feel makes sense to them. John W. Traphagan, Ph.D. is Professor and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Fellow in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, where he is also a professor in the Program in Human Dimensions of Organizations. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/east-asian-studies
Managing the managers on your team requires an entirely different skill set than managing the implementers on your team. As you step into that role of agency owner and CEO you'll soon realize that you have to break a few habits that you've formed and start forming new ones to be able to empower your team to run your business. In this episode, I am uncovering the two major transitions to consider as you start to lead managers. You'll learn why this is vastly different from managing implementers and why this can feel like a difficult transition. What's in this episode: Why managing managers versus implementers can feel different The 2 major transitions to consider How to support your team in solving their problems What it means to become a coach for your team How to cultivate a culture that promotes team members coming to the table with solutions How to teach your team to make judgment calls For full show notes, resources, and links, head to https://nicolejacksonmiller.com/078 Interested in delegating at least 50% of client delivery in 12 months or less? Applications are open for AGENCY: nicolejacksonmiller.com/agency Want to know when new episodes are released? Subscribe on your platform of choice so you can learn all of the scaling strategies I'm implementing in my own business and with my clients. Let's be friends. Send me a DM on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/nicolejacksonmiller or Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/nicolejacksonmiller.
Scott Holmes is an accomplished acquisitions and asset management leader with more than 25 years of experience and over $6 Billion of closed transactions in all major property types nationwide. Scott and Rod are partners in CreeCapital and in this episode, discuss in detail the behind the scenes takedown of a 297 unit property. Here's some of the topics we covered: Keeping up with brokers Investment criteria Agency debt Offer ‘rounds' and ‘final invest' LOI to PSA process Early access and Due diligence Polling your tenants Win Win Solutions Equity Raise To find out more about partnering or investing in a multifamily deal: Text Partner to 72345 or email Partner@RodKhleif.com For more information on our guest, please visit:https://CreeCapital.com
Between Instagram models and ads for juice cleanses, the word “authenticity” is thrown around so much these days it's practically lost all meaning. Enter Jessica Zweig, personal branding expert and CEO of SimplyBe. Agency, rooting down in the essence of true authenticity and teaching others to do the same, not only for brand success but, more importantly, to build a sense of inner calm and self-worth. Detailed in her new book, Be., when Jessica realized a life with all the trappings of success wasn't delivering a genuine sense of self-esteem, she made the brave, but frightening, decision to start over. Founded in a belief that we're meant to teach the lessons we're put on earth to learn, Jessica has made it her mission to share the ways in which inner work creates the foundation for success. It may not always be easy, but by working with the things that naturally excite us, we create value and service for others, tapping into “the universal superpower to grow our livelihoods.” Thanks for listening! Don't forget to order Rebecca's new book, Fearless: The New Rules for Unlocking Creativity, Courage, and Success. Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Guest Website JessicaZweig.com Social Media @jessicazweig @simplybeagency Big Ideas Focusing on inner work and clarity in order to live in greater happiness and resonance with your mission. The entrepreneur's personal connection to their business, and the challenges and rewards that come with that. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/superwomen/support
Chris Orzechowski is back on the show for the 259th episode of The Copywriter Club podcast. Chris has shifted his business into an agency and he's become known as an expert E-Commerce Email Strategist. Chris breaks down what it looks like to run an agency without diluting the client experience. If an agency business model has been on your mind, tune into this episode. Here's how it all goes down: How Chris launched an agency at the beginning of a pandemic. The ins and outs of running an agency and who should run an agency. Why building an agency can come with a lot of relearning. The different types of agencies and which could be right for you. Solving agency problems. Is there a difference? Assessing the goals and milestones when running an agency. Do you have to dilute your work or client experience in an agency model? What does profit look like inside an agency? The different types of lead generation. What will work for you? How to hire and manage a team. Finding your strengths and weaknesses and executing an action plan. The 4 tools you need to start running a business today. The importance of SOPs and how it will create clear processes in your business. What does it take to write a book? Is it as difficult as you may think? How to get the upper hand in blogs and speaking gigs. The power of shifting your business when something isn't working. Building authority and becoming known as the expert. How does it actually happen? How to make big vision goals less overwhelming and actionable. How to look at the big picture when you start to spiral into the unknown. Copywriters and email lists: Do you need one? The strategy you need to implement for email marketing. Are lead magnets still relevant? Advice for anyone who feels comparisonitis. – Hint: Patience is essential. Even if an agency isn't on your radar, this episode will give you actionable tips on how to run and grow your business. Hit the play button or read the transcript below. The people and stuff we mentioned on the show: Kira's website Rob's website The Copywriter Club Facebook Group The Copywriter Underground Chris's website Full Transcript: Kira: Long time listeners will know this about us already, but occasionally we like to bring back quests who we've interviewed before to see what's been going on in their businesses since the last time we chatted. Often business moves in ways they didn't predict when we spoke a couple of years ago. And we're doing it again this week. Chris Orzechowski is our guest for this episode of the Copywriter Club podcast, and as you'll see Chris has a very different business than the one he talked about when we interviewed him before. Rob: But before we jump into this interview, this podcast is sponsored by the Copywriter Think Tank, that's our mastermind for copywriters and other marketers who want to think outside the box. Wow, we're using a cliché to talk about thinking outside the box, that's so inside the box. But, if you want to build new offers and revenue streams in your business, then the Copywriter Think Tank is the kind of place that might just be for you. So Kira, you asked me this last week, I'm going to ask you, why do you think the think tank helps copywriters experience real results? Kira: Yeah. What comes to my mind first is that we help copywriters go from feeling like a business owner and acting like a business owner and thinking like a business owner to feeling, thinking, acting like an entrepreneur. And we've talked about this frequently with our accelerator program where you can shift from a freelancer mindset to a business owner mindset. But once we're in the think tank, and we're working very closely with the copywriters in that room and they're surrounded by 25 other copywriters who are ambitious and building businesses and restructuring models and figuring out how to do it in a way that works for them,
There is no shortage of advice on how to be a better agency leader, but much of the advice out there is esoteric or theoretical. The ideas are grand, but a solid, tangible game plan is rare. Without clear steps to take, old habits and behaviors easily return before these new ideas have a chance to create lasting change. Author Jonathan Raymond's diversified background led to an interest in figuring out how leaders could grow their business in a way that was in alignment with their values. He has developed some interesting ideas and action plans for how to inspire your team to want to follow you. In this episode of Build a Better Agency, Jonathan and I take a pragmatic approach to leadership. We examine how to recognize when you're undermining the team and how to create clear expectations. We explore a 5-step method for managing performance. And we discuss the link between personal and professional development. Becoming a better leader starts with a desire, but requires a plan of action. Hopefully, this conversation offers a bit of both. A big thank you to our podcast's presenting sponsor, White Label IQ. They're an amazing resource for agencies who want to outsource their design, dev, or PPC work at wholesale prices. Check out their special offer (10 free hours!) for podcast listeners here. What You Will Learn in This Episode: How to recognize when you're disempowering your team The need to set clear expectations A 5-step method for managing performance Understanding the time limit on feedback Why pattern recognition is important in agency leadership The power of uncomfortable silence Why personal and professional development aren't different 3 reasons why poor behavior isn't called out
Its easy to assume that because you are an introvert, that you are not going to feel comfortable showing up online. I hear that all the time. That is why this conversation needed to happen, because that is just a misconception. Being introverted and being fearful of showing up online is indeed two different things. Your fear of showing up online stems from a deeper rooted fear. It could be a fear of: Failure Being embarrassed Other people's opinions People not relating Whatever that fear is, THAT is what is holding you back from showing up online. Not from being introverted. Guess what - When I started doing FB lives, I would sweat through my shirt I was so nervous. Every time I do something new, I will sweat right through my shirt. You need to get uncomfortable to learn how to be comfortable with doing something new. You need to work through that fear and anxiety around the challenge that you face, or the challenge will win. Scout Sobel & I are chatting today about this major misconception - both as introverts who indeed are very much online. Check out this week's episode, and be sure to head over to The Scout's Agency Academy for an extra 20% off Scouts PR course by using promocode: BusinessLori More About Scout Sobel: Scout Sobel is the founder of Scout's Agency, co-host of the popular Okay Sis Podcast, and the host of SCOUT Podcast. She is a trailblazer in the media industry for utilizing podcasts as a powerful form of PR. After starting Okay Sis, which focuses on female guests, Scout fell in love with spreading women's stories and identified the rising popularity and influence of podcasting. She started Scout's Agency with an emphasis in podcast PR for women entrepreneurs, podcasters, and brands. Scout has also lived with bipolar disorder for the last 15 years. She was once unable to function in society but after finding entrepreneurship and taking radical responsibility over her emotions, she is now able to live a life of purpose. Her debut book, The Emotional Entrepreneur provides the mindset and emotional tools she learned from managing her mental illness that have helped her succeed in business. Need PR help? Send Scout a DM on her Instagram! Things We Mention In This Episode: Scout's Agency Be. Jessica Zweig Emotional Entrepreneur Rebecca Minkoff Catt Sadler Vanessa Rissetto Here's How To Subscribe & Leave A Review (pretty-please): Want to get notified when I release new episodes so you don't miss a thing? Click here to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes. It would mean the world to me if you'd leave a rating and review. I'd love to know what you think of the podcast and how I can make it better for you. Plus iTunes tells me that podcast reviews are really important and the more reviews the podcast has the easier it will be to get the podcast in front of more people, which is the ultimate goal. You can leave a review right here. Let's Keep The Conversation Going… Do you feel like you are stuck with a particular business idea, or are you fluid as things change? Have you been through a personal transformation that affected your business? I would love to hear all about it and I'm sure others would too. Comment below and share your story or visit me on Instagram which is currently my favourite way to connect. You can also join my free online community to connect with more than 40,000 other health practitioners just like you to ask questions, share wins and struggles and get lots of support from me and my team! I hope to see you there. … did you know that we make a donation on behalf of every special guest that we have on The Business of Becoming? Today's donation is going toBig Brothers Big Sisters of Canada
Join Nick Lamagna on The A Game Podcast with guest Jason Portony! Jason is the host of The "Perfectly Mentored" Podcast and has gone from running his clothing company True Rivalry Inc, mentored under Damond John, to go on to being the CEO and Founder of JPort Media! JPort Media is a Full service Digital marketing Agency specializing in helping business go from six to eight figures! This digital marketing black belt has gone on to be featured in such places as Forbes, Inc Magazine, NBC, ABC and his hit podcast has featured some of the biggest names in business and marketing including Frank Kern, Paul Getter, Dan Fleyshman and Gary Vee who said it was one of the best interviews he's ever done! We touch on many topics including guests of his Bruce Buffer and Ariel Helwani! JPort Media is a results driven company on a mission to deliver effective marketing strategies for businesses of all sizes. In this episode Jason holds nothing back and gives the raw truth of what it takes to be an entrepreneur and run a successful business Topics this episode include: ✅ The 3 best ways to grow your business✅ The truth about being an entrepreneur ✅ How to train and manage an assistant ✅ What lessons can boxing teach you about business ✅ How to implement ideas after a conference or mastermind ✅ How Time management & Compound layering can explode your business ➡️ MORE! See show notes for all the ways to connect with Jason! Contact Nick to start doing some real estate deals together! Need to borrow money for Real Estate? Email Morse@nationwidebcg.com and tell her The A Game Podcast sent you or look under affiliates by clicking here ~ Connect with Jason: https://jportnoy.com/ Jason Portnoy on Instagram Perfectly Mentored Podcast Jason Portnoy on Youtube Jason Portnoy on Twitter Jason Portnoy on Facebook Jason Portnoy on Linkedin --- Connect with Nick Lamagna ☎️ 630.384.9443 www.NickNickNick.com Click Here for all social media links and podcast options Free Checklist On How To Add Value To Your Buyers Like what you hear? Leave a rating & review by clicking here