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Remarkable Retail
Perch CEO Chris Bell Clearcuts His Way Through the Amazon Jungle

Remarkable Retail

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 41:14


We're joined by Chris Bell, CEO & Founder of Perch, one of the fastest growing and most acquisitive companies offering a platform to e-commerce brands leveraging "Fulfilled by Amazon" and other third party marketplaces. We learn how the model works, why the business model is attracting so much investor interest, and what's on the horizon for one of the hottest sectors in retail today. And if you run a brand looking to be acquired, you'll definitely want to check this episode out.But first we open up with the top retail stories that caught our attention this past week, including what to make of the "Great Rebalancing" evident in earnings reports from Best Buy, Dick's Sporting Goods and Nordstrom. We also give our take on the new hybrid format from Starbucks and Amazon Go.Steve Dennis is an advisor, keynote speaker and author on strategic growth and business innovation. You can learn more about Steve on his       website.    The expanded and revised edition of his bestselling book  Remarkable Retail: How To Win & Keep Customers in the Age of Disruption is now available at  Amazon or just about anywhere else books are sold. Steve regularly shares his insights in his role as a      Forbes senior contributor and on       Twitter and       LinkedIn. You can also check out his speaker "sizzle" reel      here.Michael LeBlanc  is the Founder & President of M.E. LeBlanc & Company Inc and a Senior Advisor to Retail Council of Canada as part of his advisory and consulting practice.   He brings 25+ years of brand/retail/marketing & eCommerce leadership experience, and has been on the front lines of retail industry change for his entire career.  Michael is the producer and host of a network of leading podcasts including Canada's top retail industry podcast,       The Voice of Retail, plus  Global E-Commerce Tech Talks  ,      The Food Professor  with Dr. Sylvain Charlebois and now in its second season, Conversations with CommerceNext!  You can learn more about Michael   here  or on     LinkedIn. Be sure and check out Michael's latest venture for fun and influencer riches - Last Request Barbecue,  his YouTube BBQ cooking channel! 

JP & Lauren with Husker Nick
Monday, November 29, 2021

JP & Lauren with Husker Nick

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 64:17


#MakeItRightMonday Chuck and Carrie, the game night lie. Plus, when to throw out Thanksgiving leftovers, what have you lied to your S.O. about, Cyber Monday, the Best Buy hissy fit & more!

The Macron Show
The 12 Karens Of Christmas

The Macron Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 252:06


The 12 Karens Of Christmas Welcome to another wacky Mondays With Macron! Sorry the voicemails weren't working this week, they actually all came in together right after the show and will be played on the next supporter's show so look out for that. This week a real life Karen gets her Christmas decorations stolen by Tyrone, Ron manages to burst one man's love sack, one guy can't seem to find anything at Best Buy, another guy gets caught looking at porn in his car, one lady gets all upset about Ron taking a simple medical questionnaire for her, one special verified customer gets all upset about having to AIVerify himself, we manage to really annoy a famous movie star who will NEVER be buying those shoes again and we even manage to catch up with a certain crazy lady from the last PREMIUM show, and whole lot more too! Thank you as always to our kind supporters, all the people that listened live on YouTube and everyone checking out our podcast. I love you very much and keep it locked to macronshow.com where Ron will be doing more supporter's shows at BuyMeACoffee

The Chad Prather Show
Ep 548 | Sadly, the WRONG ‘Sad Little Man' Got Censored | Guest: Brad Skistimas

The Chad Prather Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 47:58


Big Tech is back, and this time they don't want you to hear “Sad Little Man” by Five Times August. Brad Skistimas, singer and songwriter, joins Chad to discuss the latest censorship of his newest single. Get more information about his latest song and all his albums at http://fivetimesaugust.com; make sure to download EVERYTHING. Salvation Army goes FULL woke and becomes Salvation Army 2.0. They are asking white donors to apologize for their “unconscious bias” and have a guidebook titled, “Let's Talk About Racism.” The charity is also calling for white donors to “lament, repent and apologize …” What does that even mean? President Joe Biden was seen AGAIN breaking another mask mandate, this time at Murray's Toggery Shop in Nantucket, Massachusetts. Will the media call him out? Levi Strauss and Best Buy are offering counseling to employees who were distressed over the Kyle Rittenhouse acquittal, and they will have access to a “racial trauma specialist.” Will this be the new normal when it comes to high-profile cases? Today's Sponsors: Home Title Lock puts a barrier around your home's title. The instant they detect anyone – from a cyber-thief -- to a renter -- to a relative trying to forge their way onto your home's title – they help shut it down. Go to http://HomeTitleLock.com and register your address to see if you're already a victim. And enter RADIO for 30 days of free protection. Dry fire training will help develop muscle memory, sharpen target reaction speed, sight alignment, trigger function, and more. Go to http://iTargetPro.com, right now, and SAVE 10% PLUS, GET FREE SHIPPING with the offer code CHAD. This is the smartest way for you to practice and it pays for itself in one day.  Go to http://PATRIOTMOBILE.COM/CHAD or call 972-PATRIOT. Get a free month of service with the offer code CHAD until December 5th. They also have special discounts for veterans and First Responders. Support a company that loves America, loves you AND shares YOUR values. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Eat! Drink! Smoke!
Reviews Of Wilderness Trail 6 Year Bottled In Bond Bourbon And The Ferio Tego Timeless Panamericana Cigar -- Twitter Hosts A Shopping Livestream, Best Buy's CEO Says Trauma From Rising Retail Thefts Could Force Employees To Quit And Tony Bought A Grill -

Eat! Drink! Smoke!

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 54:52


This week, Tony and Fingers review Wilderness Trail 6 Year Bottled In Bond Bourbon and the Ferio Tego Timeless Panamericana cigar. Tony Katz and Fingers Malloy (http://eatdrinksmokeshow.com) host Eat! Drink! Smoke! (http://facebook.com/eatdrinksmoke) recorded live at Blend Bar Cigar (http://blendbarcigar.com) in Indianapolis, IN. Twitter is the latest social media network to combine shopping and livestreams this holiday season. Is this the future, or is it something that people will ignore? Best Buy CEO says the trauma from rising retail thefts could force employees to quit. Businesses are shutting down in places like San Francisco because of flash mob shoplifting. Why is all this happening? Brooke Shields flies to her family every Christmas with a smoked brisket in her carry-on. That's cool. What's also cool is that Tony finally bought a grill. He smoked his first brisket. How did it turn out? All that and much more on episode 161 of Eat! Drink! Smoke! Follow Eat! Drink! Smoke! Twitter: https://twitter.com/GoEatDrinkSmoke | @GoEatDrinkSmoke Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eatdrinksmoke | @eatdrinksmoke IG: https://www.instagram.com/eatdrinksmokepodcast | @EatDrinkSmokePodcast The Podcast is Free! Click Below! On Apple Podcasts (http://bit.ly/eatdrinksmoke) On Amazon Music (https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/09697f78-947d-4008-92f6-18f6b241774a/Eat-Drink-Smoke) On Stitcher (https://www.stitcher.com/show/eat-drink-smoke) On Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/6Qf6qSmnpb5ctSMEtaB6lp)

Pawley MF20
#127 Poopy Nachos

Pawley MF20

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 21:06


Pawley talks death machines, drug trips and weird sexual fetishes.

AP Audio Stories
Up to 30 people conduct robbery at Best Buy in Burnsville

AP Audio Stories

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2021 0:54


Orbital
Black Friday + Cyber Monday 2021: all you need to know

Orbital

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 20:36


The American holiday season is in full swing — and it's time for deals galore. Gadgets, clothes, subscriptions, you name it. Gadgets 360 community manager and deals expert Harpreet Singh joins host Akhil Arora to talk about all things Black Friday 2021. We discuss how you can shop Black Friday deals while sitting in India, the things you should know about shipping and customs, and the best product categories that are worth exploring. Read: The best Black Friday 2021 deals We touch upon the early Black Friday deals we have seen at Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, and Target — and the plethora of video gaming offers from Xbox, PlayStation, Steam, and Epic Games that are also available. Along the way, we look at why you shouldn't hang around too long on a good deal this year, and what you can expect from Black Friday's counterpart Cyber Monday. Follow Gadgets 360 on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. Write to us at podcast@gadgets360.com Chapters Intro (00:00) What is Black Friday? (00:22) How can India shop? (02:14) The varied routes (03:58) Customs, customs (06:10) Ship with travellers (08:12) Deals, deals, deals (09:54) Best for India (13:12) Cyber Monday! (15:52) Tips and advice (17:29) Outro (20:19) Photo credit: Karolina Grabowska from Pexels

Tech Talk
Bonus: Randy's Best Buy Massacree

Tech Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 18:12


Happy Thanksgiving from Tim and Ted!

Omni Talk
Fast Five | We're Jaded About Target But Geeked Up For Amazon Go Starbucks

Omni Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 30:10


In this week's Fast Five Podcast, sponsored by Takeoff, the A&M Consumer and Retail Group, and Attentive, Chris Walton and Anne Mezzenga: - Discuss the dangers of Sainsbury opening a checkout-free store in London that leverages Amazon's "Just Walk Out" technology. - Extol the many virtues of a combo Amazon Go and Starbucks store. - Are happy and somewhat skeptical of the news that Target plans to close permanently on Thanksgiving. - Throw patio umbrella shade at Best Buy for acquiring Yardbird. - And, finish with a look at whether Kroger offering Google maps pickup at 2,000 stores across the country is cool or just PR sizzle. There's all that, plus how not to pick a lock, vacuuming in VR, and a salute to the A-Team's Howling Mad Murdock, Dwight Schultz. To learn more about the A&M Consumer & Retail Group, visit: www.alvarezandmarsal-crg.com/ To learn more about Takeoff, visit: www.takeoff.com/ To learn more about Attentive, visit: www.attentivemobile.com/omnitalk Plus, check out our ranking in Feedspot's 45 Top Retail Podcasts: blog.feedspot.com/retail_podcasts/

Positive Anger
'Black Friday Deals Worth Trampling For' Ep. 390

Positive Anger

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 56:53


Here we are again! Don't go out there and be unprepared. These are the deals WORTH trampling for (or lighting someone on fire for OR sending them to a different dimension for). Deals from Bed, Bath, and BEYOND, Best Buy, Wal- Mart and a quick trip to Amazon. Check it and get to trampling! @nathanmacintosh positiveanger@mail.com

The Todd and Don Show on News Radio KLBJ 2019
T&D 11-24-21 HOUR 4: Happy Thanksgiving!

The Todd and Don Show on News Radio KLBJ 2019

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 38:36


An earnings call reveals that Best Buy is blaming poor sales in certain cities on the rise of burglaries, Matthew McConaughey is once again considering running for Texas Governor after a recent poll ranking him highly in voting numbers, and Todd and Don discuss their Thanksgiving plans! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

WULFF DEN Podcast
Every Gaming Related Black Friday Deal - WULFF DEN Podcast Ep 58

WULFF DEN Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 141:10


• 0:00 Intro • 6:12 Black Friday Deals from GameStop, Best Buy, Amazon, Target and more • 1:06:17 The Analogue Pocket is finally shipping • 1:11:46 Smash Bros eSports are finally being recognized by Nintendo • 1:24:39 Reggie owned an Xbox before he owned a GameCube • 1:29:29 Sony has officially patented it's PS5 faceplates • 1:32:08 Halo composer asks fans to destroy his music • 1:41:29 MultiVersus, WB's Smash clone, revealed • 1:48:28 Phil Spencer supports emulation in games industry • 1:53:49 Xbox launches interactive museum of your past game data • 2:00:09 Epic acquires Harmonix • 2:00:21 Star Citizen has raised $400 million, still hasn't come out • 2:03:34 TWEET OF THE WEEK • 2:04:29 Q&A Streamed: November 23rd, 2021 on http://twitch.tv/wulffden

Bill Whittle Network
Permanent Change: Big Retailers Close for Thanksgiving Again, Employees AND Customers Happy

Bill Whittle Network

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 14:02


Target, Wal-Mart, Kohl's, Macy's, Best Buy and other major retailers choose to close on Thanksgiving day — all day — after employees and customers responded positively to the pandemic closings of 2020. Can shutting the doors on a major shopping day actually increase the bottom line? Scott Ott, Bill Whittle and Stephen Green produce 260 new Right Angle episodes each year thanks to our Members, and we are grateful. Tap the full archive at https://BillWhittle.com

Wisdom From The Top
Best Buy: Hubert Joly

Wisdom From The Top

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 69:17


In 2012, to say there was a crisis at Best Buy — is an understatement. In January, Forbes published an article with the headline: WHY BEST BUY IS GOING OUT OF BUSINESS. And then, in March, the company reported a loss of $1.7 billion dollars. In April, the CEO resigned because of an "inappropriate relationship" with an employee. Hubert Joly stepped in, determined to fix Best Buy, and he started by valuing the people who work there.

Hard Factor
11/24/21: Pillow Fighting Leagues, ‘Dog Phone' Invented and ‘Dog Man' Spotted, Will Smith Vomits When he Orgasms

Hard Factor

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 76:58


The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Will Smith, claims he had so much sex with women that he got sick of it literally and threw up during orgasms (00:13:49). The PFC or Pillow Fighting Championship is an actual league of adults that pillow fight mainly in Florida and the owners think it can actually be successful (00:37:35). A Dr. in Scotland invented the dog phone because she wanted her dog to call her (00:49:37). A man in Australia honestly believes he encountered the terrifying ‘Dog Man' twice and that his life was in grave danger (00:56:57). (00:00:00) - Timestamps Cup of Coffee in the Big Time (00:08:08) - Fun Fact: It takes 200 cranberries to make a can of cranberry sauce and Minnesota produces the most turkeys every year at around 40 million (00:09:33) - Holidays: National Sardines Day, National Tie One on Day, National Jukebox Day (00:10:36) - This Day in History: 1954 - Air Force One the 1st US Presidential airplane took its first flight; 1963 - Dallas nightclub owner Jack Ruby shot and killed Lee Harvey Oswald (00:13:49) - Trending Mentions: Will Smith the Fresh Prince of Bel Air said he had so much sex orgasms used to make him throw up (00:17:40) - #3 - Retail stores going through some stuff this Tgiving season: Target will close every Thanksgiving now; Dollar Tree is now $1.25 Tree; Best Buy employees are traumatized by the uptick in store theft (00:22:30) - #2 - The Grammy award nominees came out (00:26:22) - #1 - The Urban Dictionary name trend (00:29:50) - Top 10 Thanksgiving cliches (00:37:35) - The PFC is trying to take off in Florida. The PFC is the Pillow Fighting Championship and it's quite literal TikTok International Moment (00:49:37) - Scotland - Dr Ilyena Hirskyj-Douglas invented the dog phone. A toy with a camera that allows your dog to zoom call you (00:54:10) - Australia Christmas Island - Red crab migration season is going on and millions and millions of red crabs are migrating across the island (00:56:57) - Australia - A local man believes he encountered a ‘Dog Man' while kayaking and feared for his life (01:05:30) - Tik Tok Mom and wife influencer Bailey McPherson has been getting a ton of bad feedback for her videos discussing her strict relationship rules for her husband and child These stories, and much more, brought to you by our incredible sponsors: Express VPN - http://ExpressVPN.com/HardFactor for 3 Months FREE Encryption Services Roman - http://GetRoman.com/HardFactor for $15 Off First Month of ED Treatment Fight Camp - http://joinfightcamp.com/hard to get an additional pair of gloves for free all November PredictIt - http://PredictIt.org/promo/HARDFACTOR40 to get up to $40 matched on your first deposit to make bets on political outcome at the Stock Market of Politics Go to store.hardfactor.com and patreon.com/hardfactor to support the pod with incredible merch and bonus podcasts

In the Studio with Rubio
CANCEL ANTARTICA - In the Studio with Rubio #290

In the Studio with Rubio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 75:37


I talk about a homeless incident, thieves at Best Buy, Waukesha Christmas Parade, High-speed internet could be coming to Antarctica, Louis C.K. & Dave Chappelle Nominated for Grammys ... Is Cancel Culture Canceled??? , Gov. Gavin Newsom Responds To Retail Smash-And-Grab Looting Spree & Iman Shumpert's Freestyle at Dancing with the Stars. Get the most necessarily important, non-important, useless yet crucial commentary from top headline news to pop culture to just straight weird from a comedians point of view. Making improvised music deliciously sexy while still being topical. "In the Studio with Rubio" GOES LIVE every Tuesday at 2pm PST simulcasting across most major social media platforms. Kris is also on Spotify & Apple Podcast and other major podcast platforms. Enjoy!

Insight On Business the News Hour
The Business News Headlines 23 November 2021

Insight On Business the News Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 9:56


Our top story today will depress the heck out of my granddaughter...the Dollar Store is officially dead as Dollar Tree today raised their prices by a whopping 25%.  Also today you'll meet Rep. Ras Smith a Iowa House member who has announced his intention to become the next governor of this state. The intersection of business and politics today. The Dollar Store Story; President Biden and oil; Are gas prices historically high? Walmart ain't going back to 24/7; Best Buy and organized crime; Retailers betting on Black Friday foot traffic; The Wall Street Report; He will take his salary in...Bitcoin. Also today you'll meet Rep. Ras Smith (D-Waterloo) and his really interesting story. Rep. Smith is running to become the next Iowa governor so we talk about business, education, hunting and so much more. To listen, click here. Thanks for listening!  The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFM, Podbean, iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday Noon on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

WSJ Minute Briefing
Tech Shares Pull Nasdaq Lower as Dow, S&P Rise

WSJ Minute Briefing

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 2:27


Shares of Zoom, Best Buy drop amid slower growth. HP sees office reopenings lifting PC demand ahead of promising holiday season. J.M. Smucker raises earnings forecast. Brent crude gains 3.3%. J.R. Whalen reports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

MarketFoolery
Best Buy, Dick's Sporting Goods, Zoom Video

MarketFoolery

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 20:55


Best Buy, Dick's Sporting Goods, and Zoom Video all issue 3rd-quarter earnings reports with a similar pattern: better-than-expected results followed by shares falling. Asit Sharma analyzes all three and shares why he believes the short-term pain for shareholders should be buoyed by the strength of each business.

Wall Street Unplugged - Your Best Source for Finance, Investing & Economics
How to profit from Biden's destruction of America

Wall Street Unplugged - Your Best Source for Finance, Investing & Economics

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 40:09


With a short holiday week, we're changing up the format a bit… so no monologue today. But I have an exciting—and controversial—interview for you tomorrow (hint: It's one of our most downloaded guests of all time). [0:35] I love this time of year… It means I get to look forward to the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES), held in Las Vegas in January. Here's how I'm preparing… [3:05] Following another great quarter from Dick's Sporting Goods, Daniel and I debate whether now is a good time to buy the stock. [3:55] Best Buy also reported solid earnings… yet it's trading over 10% lower. I share why, despite strong results, many retailers are in a tough position compared to this time last year. [6:35] Keeping with retail, Daniel explains why he's more bullish than ever on Amazon, Target, and Walmart… and why last week's selloff in the latter two names isn't anything to worry about. [12:20] Markets are near all-time highs and many growth companies are sporting huge valuations (electric truck maker Rivian comes to mind)... But when it comes to growth stocks, you can't just focus on valuation—I learned this lesson myself with Netflix and Tesla. [20:40] Big news came out of the oil sector this week: The U.S. announced it would be releasing 50 million barrels of oil from its strategic petroleum reserves (SPR) to help fight higher prices. Prepare for a rant: The Biden Administration is making a huge mistake in terms of national security… and it could lead to the destruction of the U.S. economy. [26:35] That said, as we know… there's a way to profit in any market. And Daniel shares two names set to benefit on the news. [34:50] And finally, if you haven't heard yet, Luke Downey's Big Money Trader has officially launched. Here's how Luke's options strategy can help you make the most of the market's sudden moves. [37:07] Enjoyed this episode? Get Wall Street Unplugged delivered FREE to your inbox every Wednesday: https://www.curzioresearch.com/wall-street-unplugged/   Wall Street Unplugged podcast is available at: --: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/wall-street-unplugged-frank/ -- : https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/curzio-research/wall-street-unplugged-2 -- : https://www.curzioresearch.com/category/podcast/wall-street-unplugged/   : https://twitter.com/frankcurzio :. https://www.facebook.com/CurzioResearch/ : https://www.linkedin.com/in/frank-curzio-690561a7/ : https://www.curzioresearch.com

Halftime Report
The Big Divide in Tech

Halftime Report

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 44:45


High valuation growth stocks getting weaker, but FANG+ stocks getting stronger. Scott Wapner and the Investment Committee debate what this means for the record rally and if it's healthy sign. Manscaped going public via SPAC. The CEO joins us. Plus, Pete Najarian tells us about some unusual options activity he's seeing in Micron and Starbucks. And later, we hit the retail sector as Best Buy plunges, the Committee shares their moves.

Trucking for Millennials
From Basketball to Prison to Trucking to Tech CEO Raising $25M w/ Clarence Bethea

Trucking for Millennials

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 64:34


Today we have the inspiring story of Clarence Bethea, who Michael connected with this week at a recent event. Clarence is the CEO of Upsie, a warranty company which saves its customers anywhere from 50% to 90% compared to competitor warranty plans. While his main area of focus is not trucking, Clarence found himself on the path of personal and professional growth through an opportunity that began in the trucking industry.  Throughout the conversation you'll hear how Clarence transformed himself from a talented basketball player with a criminal history and not much education to being mentored by the former COO of Best Buy.  His experiences in trucking and mentorship helped shape him into the businessman he is today and have value for anyone looking to lead teams and scale businesses to their real potential.  Be sure to connect with him on Linkedin and check out Upsie.com! 

Wall Street Breakfast
Wall Street Breakfast November 21: Zoom Video, Best Buy And More Electric Vehicle Jolts

Wall Street Breakfast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2021 10:11


Our weekend preview of upcoming IPOs, earnings reports, conference presentations, investor days, IPO lockup expirations, FDA decisions, Barron's mentions, our single stock focus - Stock name - and other key events that could impact stocks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

9to5Toys Daily
9to5Toys Daily: November 19, 2021 – Best Buy Black Friday sale goes live and more

9to5Toys Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 3:43


Listen to a recap of the best deals and news from 9to5Toys each day at noon. 9to5Toys Daily is available on iTunes and Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed. New episodes of 9to5Toys Daily are recorded every weekday. Subscribe to our podcast in iTunes/Apple Podcast or your favorite podcast player to guarantee new episodes are delivered as soon as they're available. Best Buy's annual Black Friday sale now live with deals on Apple, smart TVs, much moreApple Pencil 2 falls to best price yet of $99 (Save $30), original model at $80Level Touch and Bolt invisible HomeKit Smart Locks see rare discounts from $149 (Save 30%) Host Blair Altland  Links: Subscribe to our YouTube channel!Follow us on Twitter!Like our Facebook page!Download the 9to5Toys app!Subscribe to our newsletter!

This Week in Health IT
Bill & Drex Recap Conference Sprint: HLTH, CHIME & Healthcare 2 Healthcare

This Week in Health IT

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 40:02


November 19, 2021: Bill and Drex discuss the latest round of in-person (yippee!) conferences. HLTH, CHIME & Healthcare 2 Healthcare. The top five themes that came up were Labor Shortage, Cybersecurity, Digital Front Door, Automation and Care Venues. As a CIO, what do you do when staff members start getting better offers elsewhere? What are the keys to staff retention? Why do some health systems handle the recovery from ransomware attacks really well and others suffer? What is happening in the world of automation and specifically clinical automation tools? And can we figure out how to adopt them very quickly? And care venues are getting smaller, more creative and more specialized. These new settings are driving CIO's to come up with new ways to do things they've never ever done before. Key Points:00:00:00 - Intro00:03:20 - Will company cultures start to decay as we continue to look at each other through a screen?00:12:50 - Digital health is about simplicity. It's about thinking about patients as consumers and how they deal with all the other online parts of their life today.00:14:40 - There's a significant nurse shortage coming right down the pike00:19:30 - The 3 companies to watch in 2022 are Transcarent, Best Buy and Walmart

Cyber Security Headlines
November 17, 2021

Cyber Security Headlines

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 8:39


Emotet botnet makes comeback with help from TrickBot Leaked Robinhood customer data now up for sale WordPress sites defaced in fake ransomware attacks Thanks to our episode sponsor, Vulcan Cyber Matt Hurewitz is the associate director of application security at Best Buy. Matt has a theory that a risk-based approach to application security is more effective than a faith-based approach. We agree. Attend the Vulcan Cyber virtual summit on December 9th to hear how Matt and the Best Buy team approach application security. Learn from the best. Registration is free for your entire team. Go to vulcan.io and click the button at the top of the screen to register for the event. For the stories behind the headlines, head to CISOseries.com

TeesMe
Embrace the CEO Mindset with David Edgerton Jr

TeesMe

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 87:31


New #TeesMe podcast episode alert with David Edgerton Jr. What you'll hear: - Creating the future that no one else sees - Finding your bag, are you ready to share your story? - The art of shifting mentality, embracing a CEO mindset - CEO thinking 101 - the Beauty Salon Biz Example - Mindset shifts- No one knows Grandma's recipe vs value - Bigger than you, building legacy - Mr. Hershey - But are you Bill Gates smart? - the internet levels the field, but you still need effort + time - Ikigai - finding your purpose for being - the sweet spot - after hours corporate training, the Tiger Wood effect, the next generation #representationMatters - Golf at the track, “driving” the Indianapolis 500 & Anniversaries - the Lexus Shop Biz Example and dollar store to eBay arbitrage - Go to school and get a degree or not? no one likes fish bones ************************* Things you should know: IG: @DavidEdgertonJr Interise - https://interise.org/ Indy 500 Golf - https://www.petedyegolftrail.com/courses/brickyard-crossing/ Meet David: https://carlsonschool.umn.edu/executive-education/person/david_edgerton_jr And that the Twin Cities are Minneapolis and Saint Paul in Minnesota (because geography wasn't for everyone) Resources: BOOKS YOU SHOULD CHECK OUT Business Brilliant: Surprising Lessons from the Greatest Self-Made Business Icons by Lewis Schiff The Education of Millionaires: Everything You Won't Learn in College About How to Be Successful by Michael Ellsberg Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not! by Robert T. Kiyosaki Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell ************************* David Edgerton Jr. is the managing principal for The DEJ Group, an executive search and recruiting firm that focuses on finding and connecting exceptional diverse talent with inclusive companies. The firm also provides executive coaching and custom training services for minority entrepreneurs and business professionals. David has over twenty-four years of corporate experience and also has served as an adjunct professor for over eleven years – teaching information technology, project management and business analytics. With his passion in minority business development, David was recently appointed an entrepreneur-in-residence at the University of Minnesota to assist and coach startups as a part of the Discovery Launchpad MN program and also facilitates content for the Ascend Twin Cities program in partnership with JPMorgan Chase, the Metropolitan Economic Development Association, and the Carlson School of Management. David has a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from North Carolina A&T State University and an MBA from the Carlson School of Management. During his corporate career he has worked for several companies in the Twin Cities including Andersen Windows and Doors, Be The Match, Best Buy, Imation Corporation, Smead Manufacturing, and Ambient Consulting. David currently volunteers as a member of the board of directors for the Walker West Music Academy in St. Paul. He also serves on the Diversity Equity and Inclusion Advisory Board to the Dean for the Carlson School of Management. He is an active member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. and serves as a church musician and worship leader at his church. David is married to Michelle and has three children. ************************* Listen on Apple, Spotify, Google https://anchor.fm/TeesMe #TeesMe #podcast #storiesNeedToBeTold #untoldStories #golf #blackGolfers #blackGolfMatters #2021 #IN18 #IN18Ways #entrepreneurship #entrepreneur #twinCities #Indianapolis500 --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Full Court Finance
Buy Best Buy and Dollar Tree Stock Before Earnings?

Full Court Finance

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 19:29


Ben Rains takes a look at where the market stands halfway through November. The topic then shifts to Best Buy (BBY) and Dollar Tree (DLTR) ahead of their upcoming earnings releases next week to see if either retail stock might be worth buying. (0:15) - Stock Market Update: Everything You Need To Know (3:00) - Should You Be Buying Best Buy Near All Time Highs? (11:15) - Time To Buy Dollar Tree Amid Activist Investor Push? Podcast@Zacks.com

The Brave Marketer
Challenger Brands That Pick Fights and Exhibit Brand Courage

The Brave Marketer

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 26:09


Chris Kneeland, CEO of Cult, discusses what marketers can learn from brands that have a cult-like following. He shares how his agency clients are challenging the status quo and exhibiting massive brand courage. Chris also points out the philosophy around competition, for example Southwest Airlines isn't competing against other airlines; they're competing against the road trip.    In this episode we also discuss: How big brands like Gatorade, Red Bull and Patagonia take risks and exhibit bravery in their marketing campaigns Why demographic segregation can actually hurt more than it can help when buying media The actual insights that cause customers to buy, and how to elevate the customer experience Ways employer branding and HR can impact your brand's success in the marketplace Applications of crypto in third world countries   Guest Bio: Chris Kneeland is the CEO of Cult and one of the veteran marketers out there - he is the senior advisor to CMOs at Zappos, Harley Davidson, Best Buy, Godaddy, and dozens of other brands.  Brave Pick: This week's Brave Pick of the Week is Avalanche. Check out their website here. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- About this Show: Brave is at the forefront of a new online privacy frontier and has unique insight into the future of marketing and advertising in a cookieless world. If you're an agency, brand marketer or entrepreneur challenged by the changes in ethical advertising, consumer privacy and buyer expectations, this podcast will provide a backstage view of how influential marketers at top brands and agencies are responding to what's next.   Music by: Ari Dvorin Hosted by: Donny Dvorin

Business Resilience Decoded
The Intersection of Logistics and Crisis Management

Business Resilience Decoded

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 16:45


Episode 82: The Intersection of Logistics and Crisis Management Vanessa is joined by logistics expert Fred Cartwright, business development manager with Haversack, for a talk about the crisis facing the global supply chain. There's a worldwide shortage of semiconductors, space in U.S-bound cargo ships is at a premium, vessels are backed up outside U.S. ports, everybody wants everything right now, the domestic auto industry lacks critical parts, and the pandemic has made a bad situation worse. The result, says Fred, is “mass chaos.” In addition: • Fred says that even professional forecasters “are having trouble figuring out when the end of this is going to be.” • Vanessa asks Fred what he's currently seeing in the market from the supply chain perspective. • Fred shares his thoughts on what companies can do to make their supply chains more resilient. Finally, Vanessa explains how a business should be like a basketball and Fred describes how throwing boxes for FedEx International during college put him on a path to becoming a logistics and supply chain expert. “Logistics gets under your skin,” he says. [LINKS MENTIONED] Disaster Recovery Journal: Register for DRJ's weekly (Wednesday) webinar series at https://drj.com/webinars/up-coming/ Register for DRJ Spring 2022: Resiliency Transformed at http://www.drj.com/spring2022 Connect with the podcast! • Please take part in our podcast listener survey at: https://forms.gle/XDuYPcFjXaydkEXV6 • Email us at podcast@drj.com • Podcast Website: https://drj.com/decoded/ • Twitter: https://twitter.com/BRDecoded • LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/business-resilience-decoded/ Fred Cartwright, guest Fred Cartwright is business development management with Haversack, a North Carolina–based logistics consulting firm. An 18-year veteran of the supply chain field, Fred previously worked in logistics and transport roles with companies such as Honeywell, Best Buy, BMW, and Coca-Cola. He got his start in working on the supply chain by loading boxes on the night shift at FedEx International while studying music in college. • Haversack: https://www.gohaversack.com/ • Haversack LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/gohaversack • Haversack Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Haversackthefuture/ • DAT Freight and Analytics: https://www.dat.com/ Vanessa Mathews, host Vanessa Mathews is the founder and chief resilience officer of Asfalis Advisors, where they are focused on protecting the legacy of the leaders they serve through business resilience. Before becoming an entrepreneur, Mathews developed global crisis management and business continuity programs for government and private sector organizations to include Lowe's Companies, Gulfstream Aerospace, and the Department of Homeland Security. • LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vanessa-vaughn-mathews-mba-cbcp-70916b4b/ • Book Mathews as a speaker: https://www.asfalisadvisors.com/public-speaking/ • Asfalis Advisors: https://www.asfalisadvisors.com/ Jon Seals, producer Jon Seals is the editor in chief at Disaster Recovery Journal, the leading magazine/event in business continuity. Seals is an award-winning journalist with a background in publication design, business media, content management, sports journalism, social media, and podcasting. • LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonseals/ • Disaster Recovery Journal: https://drj.com/

Cyber Security Headlines
November 10, 2021

Cyber Security Headlines

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 8:02


Robinhood breach impacts millions of customers Meta shares bullying and harassment numbers for the first time Meta to remove sensitive ad-targeting categories as new bill takes aim at online platform algorithms Thanks to our episode sponsor, Vulcan Cyber Matt Hurewitz is the associate director of application security at Best Buy. Matt has a theory that a risk-based approach to application security is more effective than a faith-based approach. We agree. Attend the Vulcan Cyber virtual summit on December 9th to hear how Matt and the Best Buy team approach application security. Learn from the best. Registration is free for your entire team. Go to vulcan.io and click the button at the top of the screen to register for the event. For the stories behind the headlines, head to CISOseries.com

Business Innovators Radio
Interview with Ryan Kugler Owner & President of Plan B Distribution

Business Innovators Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 17:49


Ryan was born in Chicago, Illinois and moved to Los Angeles shortly thereafter. Right from the start, Ryan took a strong interest in film and everything surrounding the medium. At the age of 13, Ryan made his way onto several studio lots with the intent of soaking it all up. On one particular day, Ryan found himself at Paramount and stumbled onto the set of the hit TV show, Cheers. He soon met the entire cast. When asked by Ted Danson about his interest in TV and films, Ryan replied, “I want to be a Director.” It was then that Mr. Danson made him an offer too good to pass up.Ryan was to write and direct his own short-movie in which Mr. Danson and several other Cheers cast members would appear. Several months later, Ryan made good. He directed his first short film, “The Question,” right there on the Paramount Lot, starring none other than Ted Danson, Kirsty Alley, Woody Harrelson and George Wendt.Soon thereafter, Ryan began working for DVA, Inc. on his summer breaks, and when he completed his schooling, he relocated to Florida to work full-time in the sales division at DVA, Inc. After learning the ropes, he soon moved up to Buyer, and eventually followed that by getting promoted to VP of Purchasing. With his unique blend of creative intuition and operational strength, as well as his exceptional skills in sales, Ryan founded the Closeout Division of DVA, Inc., making DVA, Inc. the largest buyer of closeouts in the Entertainment industry — and selling to the largest retailers across the United States.In 1998, Ryan opened up offices in Los Angeles to specifically serve the Movie Studios, Music Labels, and Game Publishers. Since then, he has developed relationships with all of the major studios, labels and publishers, helping them with their inventory issues that arise as well as servicing over 350 retail accounts with 25,000 storefronts.With an account base of over 350 companies, including such retailers as Best Buy, Target, Sear/Kmart, Pep Boys, Staples and more, Ryan has built and grown the Division to 30+ employees, selling over 20 million units per year and generating $20+ million in annual sales.As a public face for the entertainment industry as well as the overstock world, Ryan routinely appears on both National TV and in print. He has appeared on the CBS Early Show, ABC 7 News in Los Angeles, and on the KTLA Prime Time News. Ryan has also been featured in Entrepreneur Magazine, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the Los Angeles Business Journal, Moviemaker Magazine and the New York Times.Ryan has continually lent his voice and vast knowledge of the entertainment industry to conferences and seminars as well as to students. Most recently, Ryan spoke to postgraduates at the Peter F. Drucker & Masotoshi Ito Graduate School of Management at Claremont Graduate University. He also spoke to current students at Art Center College of Design. In addition to speaking at seminars and conferences, Ryan also hosts film seminars which provide practical, real-world advice to filmmakers, actors, producers and anyone else who wants to succeed in the movie production and distribution industry. Ryan recently completed work co-authoring a book with best-selling author Eric Sherman, detailing the ins and outs of film distribution business.As ever, Ryan remains very busy with all of these endeavors, while also fulfilling his desire to help the community. He is the Executive Director of the Say No to Drugs Race for twelve years running, and serves on the Toluca Lake city council. When asked what he considers his greatest strength, Ryan responded with a few key principles, saying: “Be nice to everyone, always return phone calls, and stay in communication with everyone. Try your hardest to make anything happen.”Learn More: http://www.ryankugler.com/Influential Influencers with Mike Saundershttps://businessinnovatorsradio.com/influential-entrepreneurs-with-mike-saunders/Source: https://businessinnovatorsradio.com/interview-with-ryan-kugler-owner-president-of-plan-b-distribution

Influential Entrepreneurs with Mike Saunders, MBA
Interview with Ryan Kugler Owner & President of Plan B Distribution

Influential Entrepreneurs with Mike Saunders, MBA

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 17:49


Ryan was born in Chicago, Illinois and moved to Los Angeles shortly thereafter. Right from the start, Ryan took a strong interest in film and everything surrounding the medium. At the age of 13, Ryan made his way onto several studio lots with the intent of soaking it all up. On one particular day, Ryan found himself at Paramount and stumbled onto the set of the hit TV show, Cheers. He soon met the entire cast. When asked by Ted Danson about his interest in TV and films, Ryan replied, “I want to be a Director.” It was then that Mr. Danson made him an offer too good to pass up.Ryan was to write and direct his own short-movie in which Mr. Danson and several other Cheers cast members would appear. Several months later, Ryan made good. He directed his first short film, “The Question,” right there on the Paramount Lot, starring none other than Ted Danson, Kirsty Alley, Woody Harrelson and George Wendt.Soon thereafter, Ryan began working for DVA, Inc. on his summer breaks, and when he completed his schooling, he relocated to Florida to work full-time in the sales division at DVA, Inc. After learning the ropes, he soon moved up to Buyer, and eventually followed that by getting promoted to VP of Purchasing. With his unique blend of creative intuition and operational strength, as well as his exceptional skills in sales, Ryan founded the Closeout Division of DVA, Inc., making DVA, Inc. the largest buyer of closeouts in the Entertainment industry — and selling to the largest retailers across the United States.In 1998, Ryan opened up offices in Los Angeles to specifically serve the Movie Studios, Music Labels, and Game Publishers. Since then, he has developed relationships with all of the major studios, labels and publishers, helping them with their inventory issues that arise as well as servicing over 350 retail accounts with 25,000 storefronts.With an account base of over 350 companies, including such retailers as Best Buy, Target, Sear/Kmart, Pep Boys, Staples and more, Ryan has built and grown the Division to 30+ employees, selling over 20 million units per year and generating $20+ million in annual sales.As a public face for the entertainment industry as well as the overstock world, Ryan routinely appears on both National TV and in print. He has appeared on the CBS Early Show, ABC 7 News in Los Angeles, and on the KTLA Prime Time News. Ryan has also been featured in Entrepreneur Magazine, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the Los Angeles Business Journal, Moviemaker Magazine and the New York Times.Ryan has continually lent his voice and vast knowledge of the entertainment industry to conferences and seminars as well as to students. Most recently, Ryan spoke to postgraduates at the Peter F. Drucker & Masotoshi Ito Graduate School of Management at Claremont Graduate University. He also spoke to current students at Art Center College of Design. In addition to speaking at seminars and conferences, Ryan also hosts film seminars which provide practical, real-world advice to filmmakers, actors, producers and anyone else who wants to succeed in the movie production and distribution industry. Ryan recently completed work co-authoring a book with best-selling author Eric Sherman, detailing the ins and outs of film distribution business.As ever, Ryan remains very busy with all of these endeavors, while also fulfilling his desire to help the community. He is the Executive Director of the Say No to Drugs Race for twelve years running, and serves on the Toluca Lake city council. When asked what he considers his greatest strength, Ryan responded with a few key principles, saying: “Be nice to everyone, always return phone calls, and stay in communication with everyone. Try your hardest to make anything happen.”Learn More: http://www.ryankugler.com/Influential Influencers with Mike Saundershttps://businessinnovatorsradio.com/influential-entrepreneurs-with-mike-saunders/Source: https://businessinnovatorsradio.com/interview-with-ryan-kugler-owner-president-of-plan-b-distribution

Fully Free with Taylor Lee
Ep 136: Black Friday

Fully Free with Taylor Lee

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 24:54


Typically, when we think Black Friday, we think of deals on Amazon, Target, or Best Buy. Those deals are usually a discount on things that are for sale every day. However, as online coaches this doesn't always feel the best for us, even if it seems like the most obvious option. Tune into this week's episode, as I share a few Black Friday tips that help you to break down your offer, schedule, pricing and upgrade options based on what has worked for me. The truth is I tell my clients all the time “there is no right way, no right strategy.” If you enjoyed the episode, leave a review - it means the world to me + helps the show reach more people!  Connect with Taylor Instagram - @_thetaylorlee The Inner Circle Mastermind is enrolling > thetaylorlee.com/innercircle PS: Overwhelmed with all the things you're “supposed to do” to grow your biz? I was too. Get the FREE checklist and discover the exact tasks I do every single day to run a 7 figure business working ~25 hours a week. thetaylorlee.com/checklist

HealthcareNOW Radio - Insights and Discussion on Healthcare, Healthcare Information Technology and More

How did Zain read the writing on the wall to know that connected fitness was making a play in healthcare? This week's show dives into CrossFit's announcement of their Precision Care service, Best Buy's acquisition of home health company Current Health, and Walmart partnering with Transcarent to address healthcare needs for the direct employer market. Along the way, Zain and Jared share some provocative thinking about what these headlines tell us about consumers' health needs, and what might come next. All that, plus the Flava of the Week about learning to distinguish Reliability people from Validity people. What happens when we say the right thing to the wrong crowd. Find all of our network podcasts on your favorite podcast platforms and be sure to subscribe and like us. Learn more at www.healthcarenowradio.com/listen/

The History of Computing
Getting Fit With Fitbit

The History of Computing

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 16:18


Fitbit was founded in 2007, originally as Healthy Metrics Research, Inc, by James Park and Eric Friedman. They had a goal to bring fitness trackers to market. They didn't invent the pedometer and in fact wanted to go far further. That prize goes to Abraham-Louis Perrelet of Switzerland in 1780 or possibly back to da Vinci. And there are stories of calculating the distance armies moved using various mechanisms that used automations based on steps or the spinning of wagon wheels. The era of wearables arguably began in 1953 when the transistor radio showed up and Akio Morita and Masaru Ibuka started Sony. People started to get accustomed to carrying around technology. 1961 and Claude Shannon and Edward Thorp build a small computer to time when balls would land in roulette. Which they put in a shoe. Meanwhile sensors that could detect motion and the other chips to essentially create a small computer in a watch-sized package were coming down in price. Apple had already released the Nike+iPod Sports Kit the year before, with a little sensor that went in my running shoes. And Fitbit capitalized on an exploding market for tracking fitness. Apple effectively proved the concept was ready for higher end customers. But remember that while the iPod was incredibly popular at the time, what about everyone else? Park and Friedman raised $400,000 on the idea in a pre-seed round and built a prototype. No, it wasn't actually a wearable, it was a bunch of sensors in a wooden box. That enabled them to shop around for more investors to actually finish a marketable device. By 2008 they were ready to take the idea to TechCrunch 50 and Tim O'Reilly and other panelists from TechCrunch loved it. And they picked up a whopping 2,000 pre-release orders. Only problem is they weren't exactly ready to take that kind of volume. So they toured suppliers around Asia for months and worked overtime in hotel rooms fixing design and architecture issues. And in 2009 they were finally ready and took 25,000 orders, shipping about one fifth of them. That device was called the Fitbit Tracker and took on a goal of 10,000 steps that became a popular goal in Japan in the 1960s. It's a little money-clip sized device with just one button that shows the status towards that 10,000 step goal. And once synchronized we could not only see tons of information about how many calories we burned and other statistics but we could also see Those first orders were sold directly through the web site. The next batch would be much different, going through Best Buy. The margins selling directly were much better and so they needed to tune those production lines. They went to four stores, then ten times that, then 15 times that. They announced the Fitbit Ultra in 2011. Here we got a screen that showed a clock but also came with a stopwatch. That would evolve into the Fitbit One in 2012. Bluetooth now allowed us to sync with our phones. That original device would over time evolve to the Zip and then the Inspire Clip. They grew fast in those first few years and enjoyed a large swathe of the market initially, but any time one vendor proves a market others are quick to fast-follow. The Nike Fuelband came along in 2012. There were also dozens of cheap $15 knock-offs in stores like Fry's. But those didn't have nearly as awesome an experience. A simple experience was the Fitbit Flex, released in 2013. The Fitbit could now be worn on the wrist. It looked more like the original tracker but a little smaller so it could slide in and out of a wristband. It could vibrate so could wake us up and remind us to get up and move. And the Fitbit Force came out that year, which could scroll through information on the screen, like our current step count. But that got some bad press for the nickel used on the device so the Charge came out the next year, doing much of the same stuff. And here we see the price slowly going up from below a hundred dollars to $130 as new models with better accelerometers came along. In 2014 they released a mobile app for all the major mobile platforms that allowed us to track devices through Bluetooth and opened up a ton of options to show other people our information. Chuck Schumer was concerned about privacy but the options for fitness tracking were about to explode in the other direction, becoming even less private. That's the same year the LG G Watch came out, sporting a Qualcomm Snapdragon chip. The ocean was getting redder and devices were becoming more like miniature computers that happened to do tracking as well. After Android Wear was released in 2014, now called Wear OS, the ocean was bound to get much, much redder. And yet, they continued to grow and thrive. They did an IPO, or Initial Public Offering, in 2015 on the back of selling over 21 million devices. They were ready to reach a larger market. Devices were now in stores like Walmart and Target, and they had badges. It was an era of gamification and they were one of the best in the market at that. Walk enough steps to have circumnavigated the sun? There's a badge for that. Walk the distance of the Nile? There's a badge for that. Do a round trip to the moon and back? Yup, there's a badge for that as well. And we could add friends in the app. Now we could compete to see who got more steps on the day. And of course some people cheated. Once I was wearing a Fitbit on my wrist I got 60,000 steps one day as I painted the kitchen. So we sometimes didn't even mean to cheat. And an ecosystem had sprung up around Fitbit. Like Fitstar, a personal training coach, which got acquired by Fitbit and rebranded as Fitbit Coach. 2015 was also when the Apple Watch was released. The Apple Watch added many of the same features like badges and similar statistics. By then there were models of the Fitbit that could show who was calling our phone or display a text message we got. And that was certainly part of the Wear OS for of Android. But those other devices were more expensive and Fitbit was still able to own the less expensive part of the market and spend on R&D to still compete at the higher end. They were flush with cash by 2016 so while selling 22 million more devices, they bought Coin and Pebble that year, taking in technology developed through crowdfunding sources and helping mass market it. That's the same year we got the Fitbit Alta, effectively merging the Charge and Alta and we got HR models of some devices, which stands for Heart Rate. Yup, they could now track that too. They bought Vector Watch SRL in 2017, the same year they released the Ionic smartwatch, based somewhat on the technology acquired from Pebble. But the stock took a nosedive, and the market capitalization was cut in half. They added weather to the Ionic and merged that tech with that from the Blaze, released the year before. Here, we see technology changing quickly - Pebble was merged with Blaze but Wear OS from Google and Watch OS from Apple were forcing changes all the faster. The apps on other platforms were a clear gap as were the sensors baked into so many different integrated circuit packages. But Fitbit could still compete. In 2018 they released a cheaper version of the smartwatch called the Versa. They also released an API that allowed for a considerable amount of third party development, as well as Fitbit OS 3. They also bought Twine Health in 2018 Partnered with Adidas in 2018 for the ionic. Partnered with Blue Cross Blue Shield to reduce insurance rates 2018 released the Charge 3 with oxygen saturation sensors and a 40% larger screen than the Charge 2. From there the products got even more difficult to keep track of, as they poked at every different corner of the market. The Inspire, Inspire HR, Versa 2, Versa Lite, Charge 4, Versa 3, Sense, Inspire 2, Luxe. I wasn't sure if they were going to figure out the killer device or not when Fitbit was acquired by Google in 2021. And that's where their story ends and the story of the ubiquitous ecosystem of Google begins. Maybe they continue with their own kernels or maybe they're moving all of their devices to WearOS. Maybe Google figures out how to pull together all of their home automation and personal tracking devices into one compelling offer. Now they get to compete with Amazon who now has the Halo to help attack the bottom of the market. Or maybe Google leaves the Fitbit team alone to do what they do. Fitbit has sold over 100 million devices and sports well over 25 million active users. The Apple Watch surpassed that number and blew right past it. WearOS lives in a much more distributed environment where companies like Asus, Samsung, and LG sell products but it appears to have a similar installation base. And it's a market still growing and likely looking for a leader, as it's easy to imagine a day when most people have a smart watch. But the world has certainly changed since Mark Weiser was the Chief Technologist at the famed Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, or Xerox Parc in 1988 when he coined the term "ubiquitous computing.” Technology hadn't entered every aspect of our lives at the time like it has now. The team at Fitbit didn't invent wearables. George Atwood invented them in 1783. That was mostly pulleys and mechanics. Per V. Brüel first commercialized the piezoelectric accelerometer in 1943. It certainly took a long time to get packaged into an integrated circuit and from there it took plenty of time to end up on my belt loop. But from there it took less than a few years to go on my wrist and then once there were apps for all the things true innovation came way faster. Because it turns out that once we open up a bunch of APIs, we have no idea the amazing things people use with what then go from devices to platforms. But none of that would have happened had Fitbit not helped prove the market was ready for Weiser's ubiquitous computing. And now we get to wrestle with the fallout while innovation is moving even faster. Because telemetry is the opposite of privacy. And if we forget to protect just one of those API endpoints, like not implementing rate throttling or messing up the permissions, or leaving a micro-service open to all the things, we can certainly end up telling the world all about things. Because the world is watching, whether we think we're important enough to watch or not.

DC Collecticast
50 | 50th Celebration! feat. @the.batfan | Toy Photos, The Flash teaser, and The Batman trailer | DCC

DC Collecticast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 103:38


Happy 50th, collectors and citizens of the DCU! Recorded October 24th, 2021, we commemorate 50 episodes with the rightful return of Scott @the.batfan, a good friend, beyond talented toy photographer, and founding member of DC Collecticast back in 2018. LT and Ben catch up with Scott's incredible toy photography as of late, which somehow keeps getting better. We also talk about about The Batman and Dark Knight Returns action figures from McFarlane, teasers/trailers for The Flash and The Batman movies, as well as DC Fandome gaming trailers for Gotham Knights and Suicide Squad Kill the Justice League. Follow today's guest on Instagram @the.batfan https://www.instagram.com/the.batfan/

Radio Advisory
95: Best Buy's big move into health care

Radio Advisory

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 22:14


There's been plenty of talk about companies being disruptive in the health care industry, from Amazon to Walmart, but a company you might not be thinking about is also making moves into the health care world—Best Buy. In this episode, host Rachel Woods sits down with Advisory Board's Miriam Sznycer-Taub to talk about how Best Buy is moving its way into the health care world and what that might mean for the health care industry. Links: Why you shouldn't rush into home-based care (and what to consider before entering) Home-based care market scan

Risktory: The Story of Risk
Whatever happened to... Circuit City

Risktory: The Story of Risk

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 14:35


On this week's episode, whatever happened to Circuit City? How did such a mainstay of the American Retail Ecosystem collapse. Today's episode will contain no surprises in terms of how or why Circuit City found itself cast adrift. Having said that, while there might not be any surprises in terms of how and why Circuit City collapsed, the concept of interdependent risk realized is at the heart of Circuit City's decline. Risk doesn't exist in a vacuum: treat it like it does, and you're setting yourself up for a mighty fall. The Risktory Podcast is created, written, hosted and produced by Jacinthe A Galpin.All rights reserved.Bibligraphyhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circuit_Cityhttps://fourweekmba.com/what-happened-to-circuit-city/

The Jason & Scot Show - E-Commerce And Retail News
EP279 - Amazon, EBay, Shopify Q3 Earnings

The Jason & Scot Show - E-Commerce And Retail News

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 58:08


EP279 - Amazon, EBay, Shopify Q3 Earnings  In Episode 257 we talked about IDFA and the impact of privacy and digital ads, and then on Episode 277 we talked about Supply chain pain (SupplyPain™). Now that we're in Q3 earnings season we're seeing those themes play out. This week we dive into the earnings calls from Snap, eBay, Shopify, and Amazon. We also discuss the Rent the Runway IPO. Episode 279 of the Jason & Scot show was recorded on Thursday. October 28th, 2021. http://jasonandscot.com Join your hosts Jason "Retailgeek" Goldberg, Chief Commerce Strategy Officer at Publicis, and Scot Wingo, CEO of GetSpiffy and Co-Founder of ChannelAdvisor as they discuss the latest news and trends in the world of e-commerce and digital shopper marketing. Transcript Jason: [0:00] Welcome to the Jason and Scot show this is episode 279 the Halloween edition being recorded on Thursday October 28 2021 I'm your host Jason retailgeek Goldberg and as usual I'm here with your co-host Scot Wingo. Scot: [0:18] Hey Jason happy Halloween. Jason: [0:21] Happy Halloween to you too Scott are you a big Halloween guy I kind of imagine you are. Scot: [0:26] Am I like to dress up but once my kids became teenagers that was suddenly not cool so I haven't been dressing up since probably for probably like the last few years so. If you dress up for your son enjoy it while you can. Jason: [0:42] Come over and spend it with us Steven is happy to be your dress up beard. Scot: [0:47] Yeah he would have a Darth Sidious outfit and work to the channel visor Christmas party and scared all the look it's so so I don't do that with five and under. Jason: [0:59] Yeah you probably weren't invited back to your own company's Halloween party. Scot: [1:03] Yeah well a lot of times the wives didn't know that I was so sorry. Jason: [1:06] Yeah but the other way to think about it is that it's Christmas in October both because retailers are desperately trying to pull holiday sales and but also because Apple finally release the new Macbook Pros that you and I have been waiting for. Scot: [1:20] Yeah yeah we had some Getty conversations about that you've got the new chips and yeah and you know the Apple, the Apple launch events have gotten kind of weirder and weirder with covid like now it's like you know Tim standing in a Tim Cook standing in a giant corn field then the the camera flies around like a crow and so so those have been kind of fun to watch just for the theatrics of they're going through. Jason: [1:47] Yeah yeah no the production like despite the fact that it's all pre-recorded and stuff and you know the the production value is pretty high I I'd like to see him go the other way it should be like Tim Cook in his pj's in his kitchen being like Oh and we invented a new chip. Scot: [2:02] I miss Johnny I've saying aluminium this my favor. Jason: [2:05] Yes and as you may know aluminium is dramatically more expensive than aluminum. Scot: [2:11] Yeah and chamfered edges. Jason: [2:13] Yeah all that's gone now it's just a chunk of aluminium but I'm excited to get mine I have a little jealousy because I feel like we both ordered early on launch day and I think yours already shipped is that true. Scot: [2:29] Yeah it's somewhere on a plane from Shanghai right now I hope according to the the tracking number we'll see. Jason: [2:36] Nice nice I will be excited for your unboxing and I half expected that when you jumped on the, the conference call to record this one that you'd be wearing like a Versace like jogging suit or something because my my Google Alerts have blown up this week because get spiffy is on fire. Scot: [2:56] Yeah yeah we had a big week it's few we announced our Series be fundraising so that was a lot of fun, I think I had a record LinkedIn post I think I had something like 300 comments and so those those good it's always. Yeah it's been a kind of a crazy 18 months for us and I can definitely commiserate with our retail folks that are going through harder times now we had those common being the pandemic but got through and. It's been crazy we've since March our business has grown like eighty percent so it's been like this crazy post covid-19, perfect storm for for Mobile Car Care Bears, you have no one can hire anybody but we've been able to kind of squeak that out and then no one can get new vehicles so they're running their vehicle Vehicles longer, they don't have anyone to take them to brick-and-mortar service centers they don't have mechanics to hire so they call us if so that's been it's been a lot more fun than this time last year. Jason: [3:54] That that is awesome I'm going to assume the one slight negative is you get some good news like that you get all those those post cooking on LinkedIn and I'm assuming, every vendor under the planet has I read your news and is now pitching you for something. Scot: [4:10] Yes yeah I try to forward them all to you because, there's a lot of Executive coaching out there available that you know maybe you could use a lot of video stories a lot of AI chatbots you know I don't know how on Earth we have, the world can sustain at least a thousand AI chatbots but there are a lot of those out there yeah when trick is someone told me, if you put an emoji in your name on LinkedIn the Bots pick it up or get confused by it so that that helps give me an automatic filter so if someone kind of uses that emoji when they're kind of like hey Scott and that you know they put the Emoji then you know that it's a bot so that I just delete. Jason: [4:54] Oh my God this episode of the podcast is now like officially worth it just for that that's a pro tip. Scot: [5:00] Life hacks yeah I'm here for LinkedIn life hacks that's my that's my speciality that and saying aluminum. Jason: [5:08] Those are all good skills but congratulations I know it's non-trivial ever to get people to have their trust in you and invest and then in this climate in particular I'm sure. It was a rigorous process. Scot: [5:25] Thanks thanks and we actually added the folks at Goodyear Ventures so shout out to them I think some of their e-commerce folks listen to the show so appreciate their support. Jason: [5:34] Nice A wise choice in podcast as well so any e-commerce stuff you follow this week. Scot: [5:42] Well it has been probably one of the more interesting weeks in the land of e-commerce for a while so listeners will remember that you know. We were recording this in October so this is always an interesting time to read what's going on in the Q3 results which kind of sets us up for Q4. So we always pay particular attention during this time of year. But if blisters remember back in March of this year you and I I would like to say and I think if we voted on this would be unanimous we're basically Clairvoyant Nostradamus level of predicting things. You and I both kind of felt like the industry wasn't taking this idea if a the Apple privacy changes coming to both iOS what is it 14.5 and then later 15 added some more. It didn't seem like anyone was taking that as seriously as you and I kind of felt like it was going to hit him so he did a really big deep dive on that that's one of our more popular episodes that's 257. And then into 77 you and I again being The Clairvoyant Wonders that we are we started talking about the supply chain being way worse than folks thought it were in coined Supply pain. So we are now starting to see those two things Collide in really interesting ways that I don't. [7:02] You know I think our guesses that those would be bigger than people thought on it came true so let's walk through what that. The first one was Snapchat so they we don't usually cover them on the show but I think it kind of sets the tone here they started off their earning Seasons last week Thursday on the 21st, and they just totally whiffed on their expectations and I thought it would read this little segment from from one of the Wall Street. [7:30] Analyst. While snap was clear that changes have not impacted the efficacy of their advertising iOS 14.5 is limiting direct response advertisers ability to measure and optimize campaigns on Snapchat. Leading to reduce spending on the platform specifically the update was pushed to users in July blah blah blah blah and it restricts the advertisers ability to use their measurement tools. So basically used to be able to measure what was going on in Snapchat and you know and because it's in an app and that's largely the use cases inside of the app for advertisers they have no idea. Traffic is converting or not so that's not good especially, you know and then advertisers are into buckets you know this but just for listeners there's brand advertisers were just kind of top of the funnel building awareness in just really trying to be seen and what not, and then there's more direct response where you're really trying to measure you know I'm selling in Snapchat Maps I'm a convenience store and I want people to come in and get a slice of, and I'm measuring that conversion that just went away so that big segment of advertisers is very upset. And what Apple did is they offered this alternative I don't know the right way to say this but it's their own ad that work how do you how do you say. [8:47] Gad Network Scott ad Network I don't know I'm going to call it apples ad network but that's not the official name. So Apple said okay don't worry everyone we're going to do this privacy thing over here but we're going to give you these little tool sets so that your advertisers can see what's going on. Well those things really stink worse than anyone I ever imagined because you know they. Because they're super anonymised you have to have you have to be at this really big scale so if you're kind of a micro let's say you're not 7-Eleven your Joe's convenience store, well in Des Moines Iowa well you're never going to have enough data in there to give you anything so so it doesn't work for this vast segments of advertisers I think everyone was surprised by that, then if it does work the reporting is delayed as much as 72 hours so it's like what happened last Thursday kind of thing, so it's just a total train wreck and then on top of that to kind of pile on, snap said in addition a bunch of their brand advertisers turned off because, they just don't have any products they can sell because of the supply chain problems so so it was a double whammy for snap and the stock Plum old plummeted like, 10% the first day and has continued to slide and so it's down 20 percent as of now so that was that got everyone really squirrelly and spooked out. [10:16] What is your take on the Snapchat side. Jason: [10:18] Yeah no I mean you I think you covered it really well like in general there has been a trend where more ad dollars are shifting to more of those direct response ads so the fact that like that's the. [10:31] The side of advertising that got diminished was like extra severe because you know people were generally trying to spend more money at the bottom of the funnel than, then they had in the past these digital, platforms and especially after Google and Facebook they the bulk of their advertisers are the long tail Advertiser so they tend to be smaller people that are more impacted by these sort of like cohort models that, the Apple and Google are trying to use, um and I would just say like there is a funny thing here like the attribution always sucked and it best it's this last click attribution someone saw your ad clicked on it and then bought the thing. And so therefore your ad was worthwhile you never will know if you would have sold the thing, without that add right and they may very well have like type your name into a platform that then showed your ad right above your organic listing and. You know the the ad kind of stole the click right so. So you know there always is this dirty little secret that like attribution is not the same as incrementality. And you know now like these advertisers that used to be able to justify their spend are having a harder time because of these numbers but the other thing is mucking up is about 73% of all these digital ads are programmatically bought so. [11:56] Computer program buys it and guess what the most important impart inputs are for that programmatic algorithm its, those those ads success metrics so the fact that is delayed 72 hours it's not just an inconvenience that you know someone buying an ad isn't going to see a report for a couple days, it means you can't do this real-time bidding based on like you know hitting particular row as goals and things like that with your at so, it is a mess I would just say you know snap and Facebook you know used to be a huge competitive advantage that the bulk of their user base was in this mobile app and you know the fact that everything happened in the app was a huge benefit and now it's. It's unfortunately for them sort of biting them in the in the butt. Scot: [12:40] So so that got Wall Street very much awake about this issue and many of the reports were like we just don't know how bad Q4 is going to be because, you know iOS 15 is now out and it increasingly has turned the crank on privacy this one is really more around the efficacy of email marketing, but if you're if you're a brand you have you know and used to do a ton of direct response advertising and snap and, you know you're doing a bunch of email marketing you've just had two legs of the stool kind of taken out from underneath him so. This got Wall Street very worried a lot of the stocks kind of reacted and then that was kind of the set up this week so then we hit Monday of this week, and Facebook was next up and everyone was like losing their mind because if you think about Snapchat is largely used through the app on phones same is similarly true Facebook at least has some desktop traffic. But I believe snap doesn't have any it's just an app yeah it's got to be snap. [13:41] Sermons like okay this is going to be bad but how bad so Facebook came out and they miss their consensus numbers but they were in range with what they had kind of guided to so I wear a snap kind of thing just totally blew up everything. And then they also kind of lowered going into the fourth quarter and so there was kind of a little bit of collective sigh of relief that was like who that wasn't as bad as we thought it would be. [14:08] And they kind of said oh yeah and also we're going to change our name so everyone's like what, okay but then they did they didn't change their name at that particular time so that was kind of weird, so everyone is kind of like what is this and you know they are obsessed with this idea of the metaverse we should probably do a deep dive on this at some point but this this idea that, you know you'll kind of be able to go in and out of the seamless 3D World either with augmented reality or virtual reality and, Jason I love to talk about this future things but don't have time to get into it here, so everyone was like okay that wasn't so bad and then on Wednesday both eBay and Google announced Google surprise to the upside and, you know I believe this is because they are they own a phone platform they own a browser, so in this new world of third-party data kind of going away they're in a pretty good position because they have a lot of first-party data. Now they do have some exposure you know especially through like their ad networks and stuff but they were able to mitigate that through the bulk of their other activities. [15:18] So so that was interesting and then reading that report one thing they actually called out was that they one of the segments that was stronger than anticipated was the kind of called it e-commerce and that encapsulates. The traditional Google shopping that most merchants and brand folks will know, but then they talked about how they're having their starting to see a fair amount of success on YouTube and it wasn't clear to me I was going to ask you it wasn't clear to me what exactly they were talking about their they didn't they didn't elaborate, no is it live streaming is it some product, I think you can send a feed into YouTube now and how things bought through there so I wanted to pick your brain on that Google aspect of. Jason: [16:01] Yeah no it is getting a lot of traction and it's a there's a family of AD products on YouTube called YouTube shoppable ads and it. It's less about live streaming there's a tiny little bit of it on YouTube that's why I've streaming but it's it's being able to embed clickable links in video streams and then add pre-rolls for other people's video streams, the let you endemically buy a product and so the and the. You know the the amount of volume on those kind of add products versus like a product listing add on Google searches lower, um but the efficacy is much higher and the growth rate is is much higher so people are consuming a ton of minutes of a video on the YouTube platforms and you know now we're starting to see. Tangible examples of being able to convert those audiences into buyers so that's that's kind of interesting but it's less live streaming and more. Sort of you know embedded links in the video that that either do an endemic check out on YouTube or send you to a Retailer's e-commerce site. Scot: [17:15] Yeah yeah I definitely want to dig into that maybe we could do a deep dive on another show and kind of look at some of these cases I think it's interesting so then everyone was like holy cow this is this is awesome Google did great and then eBay announced and their their results are kind of what I would call, Punk they're just kind of like yeah you know they they weren't terrible like Snapchat and one of the nursing things is Snapchat set the bar so low that people missing consensus kind of was like, almost like a hooray it was a really weird setup I've never seen anything quite like it so it's kind of an interesting result there, so you know being being not terrible as kind of the new win oddly enough, so there gmv was down 12 percent year over year because of these tough comps, and you have a picture maybe we can talk about where you know you see this mountain last year of, do the pandemic and now women's comping against that mountain and a lot of folks especially, Pure Play anyone Pure Play retail they're not able to compliments that they're coming down their growth has slowed below to kind of where that mountain of growth was last year and eBay has fallen into that trap. [18:26] They did spend a lot of time on the call and I thought this was, Clairvoyant of you that kept talking about comping against 2019 so kind of a two year ago comp because that takes the pandemic out and makes you look better when you take that big mountain of a year Outlast in kind of in the sandwich of, the 2019 in the 2021 and when you do that they were up 9 percent so they felt like that was kind of when I don't know about that. Jason: [18:51] Yeah if you do a word cloud of all the the earnings calls this quarter two years ago will be the biggest phrase on the word cloud. Scot: [19:02] So then today was interesting because the setup was and I don't think this is ever lined up like this so in the morning we had Shopify and then in the evening we had Amazon, and when you when you when you're a public company you have to you can't you can't announce earnings while the markets open most people historically have done, you know after market close Shopify for some reason they like the morning, part of it is I think you don't compete with analyst for their time because sometimes these internet analyst. You know like on that night we had Google and eBay they'll go to the what'll happen is they'll see the press release and I'll have to decide which one of the calls they're going to go to. And they'll say they all go to Google well now you're the eBay folks in your like does anyone have a question and it's crickets and there's no Wall Street analyst. It's kind of there because they're they're all over on the you're competing for their attention, so yeah so so it creates this interesting setup in that like around eight o'clock before the market opened 8 a.m. eastern Shopify announced and this one was really super squirrelly so. Shopify has been priced for Perfection for a very long time if you look at the various ways of measuring you know they're there. [20:18] Valuation against Revenue multiples of Revenue or ibadah or any of that and you look at a chart there always way up in the upper right hand corner just way off the charts and how Wall Street has valued the. So you know so they actually came in below expectations pretty considerably on the top and bottom line. But again because of that weird Snapchat has Snap Chat setup. It was viewed as a victory which is kind of really strange because I would have guessed. Because Shopify has been so price for Perfection they were kind of set for like a ten to twenty percent correction and then you know they would get back on track, but no they were like up 8% by by missing their numbers says like super strange reaction I don't hundred percent understand. So so I think what it indicates is that folks you know Wall Street was like really worried about it because, again they don't have a ton of they're there their merchants, largely our advertising that could be like a set of these these Snapchat advertisers or they're on Facebook and those guys had headwinds and it just felt like it would be natural for them to face. [21:28] So just put some numbers on it their revenue grew 46 percent year over year and Wall Street expectation was 54% I think this may be part of it too right because, this dismiss is still, pretty pretty good compared to some of the other numbers we just went through right so a 46% grower missing 54% expectations during these tough comps has as it's not hard to shed a tear on that. [21:53] Now they did they did kind of danced around i d f a and supply chain and and for the first time that I'm aware of the client to put out a consensus like an estimate for next year and they kind of talked about a framework. Um so I think and the other trick is if you think about it they're doing that call today which is the 28th right. So in their their digital business so they should have they have a kind of a read on the quarter so so I kind of felt like the body language was maybe that. They're not the setup in the queue for is maybe getting a little bit worse than Q3 but I may be reading too much into that so I thought that was interesting and then, they did talk about the supply pain, and then finally one of the big investment areas they called out for holiday is this Shopify fulfillment Network which I thought was interesting because I keep getting conflicting information on this where I've had people tell me they've got one thing in Canada and one of the US and they're tiny and they're not investing in it then on the call they're talking about how they're really investing in it so I don't I don't know what to make of that. Any takeaways from Shopify on your side. Jason: [23:02] Yeah well if you so first of all I have a personal theory that shopify's going to be more impacted by Supply pain than some of the other big players were talking about right and that's because, they don't, they're not a retailer they don't have any fulfillment they don't sell anything to Consumers they're just an aggregation of a ton of small businesses and there's none of those small businesses individually have any leverage our resources to hedge their supply chain problems whereas, Amazon and Walmart have a lot of levers and can buy ships and moved to different ports and do all kinds of different things to mitigate, the supply chain risks and so I I do think because they're predominantly small businesses that they're going to take a bigger hit from the supply chain disruptions then. Is Amazon so Point number one the, I looked at their gmv numbers and and I have to say like in general I'm a fan of Shopify I think they solve a real problem they do it really well I think they have a ton of growth opportunity, I think they've got a bunch of smart profitable. [24:14] Accelerator businesses that they've you know kind of added to the the core platform and the one I like the most is shop pay, and you know their own payment technology is now driving 50 percent of their whole gym V so they've done a terrific job of watching this this payment technology and getting incremental revenue from that and that's you know that's much more valuable than the, thirty bucks a month or two hundred bucks a month they get for hosting because as those the small businesses grow they get to grow with them and all sorts of good things so that's my precursor, um I hate it when people compare their gmv to Amazon and other retailers because it just it's not Apples to Apples. [24:56] Shopify is gmv mostly grows because they add a hundred thousand more small businesses that are each selling a hundred thousand dollars worth of stuff right and so it's, it's not like Shopify hasn't attracted any customer Shopify hasn't sold anything it's kind of like if you said well FedEx is gmv is bigger than Amazon's or ncr's GM V which is the cash register in Walmart and Best Buy and Starbucks is much bigger than Amazon like it is but who cares right like they like NCR didn't create any of that traffic so. Let me just say like there are all these numbers where their cumulative GMB is getting very significant it's over 400 billion their gym V4 last quarter was 41 billion so that puts them at like. Was that a hundred sixty billion run rate which you know is starting to get there as I like the fourth or fifth largest e-commerce site, um and I like I think that's a false narrative that always annoys me a little bit. Scot: [26:01] They had their on CNBC and they have this stat they like to do where it took them eight years to get to a hundred billion and then a year to get to the next hundred billion or something I forget the number but. Jason: [26:12] So one one side note that the thing that always drives me nuts about their gmv as they don't give you any breakdown about churn right so you don't know. Like is that because all the their original customers are thriving and growing and making their GM V much bigger or. Did they lose all of those customers because they went out of business but they got twice as many new customers we really haven't known in their investor presentation this time they did have a cohort graphic. The kind of and it didn't have any numbers on it and you know so it's kind of hard to interpret but like. It implied that they're all cohorts are a disproportionate amount of their revenue and that their turn is less than I personally suspected, so I actually will reach out offline to Professor Dan McCarthy and see if he wants to accept the challenge of trying, to reverse into some some churn numbers from those Graphics that they provided. Scot: [27:11] Yeah that the trick they do in the software as a service world is they'll take a section of customers cohort like you know, Q 1 2019 customers and then the look at the revenue from that cohort well you could lose like eighty percent of them but the 20% survivors if they go up you know if they have sizable gmv growth their revenue swamps the unit lost of 80% that my guess is that's what they're doing. Jason: [27:36] Yeah and it's still for everyone listening it still is wildly long tail like they in this investor presentation they have a list of like the there there big Enterprise logos and it's Jim shark. Which is a. You know probably one of the bigger digital native vertical Brands but you know not not a billion dollar retailer and it's Staples of Canada right and like Staples is a good brand Canada is smaller than California so like. You know it's not like they're they're you know taking these huge Enterprise sites yet. Scot: [28:12] On CNBC they talked about how they just once Banks and that didn't really resonate with me I just can't imagine I don't know maybe it's like a side maybe it's like an international side or something. Jason: [28:22] Yeah now and I do think they have a ton of I mean they have a ton of growth in North America but the international growth I feel like is you know, huge for them and then all these payment things and, and you know they partnered with with a firm so they have buy now pay later in their payment echo system and remember, like you can now use their payment system for transactions that are not on Shopify so it's an endemic payment option on Facebook now and so it's interesting like in the long run they could get out of the web hosting business in just you know be a bigger more profitable PayPal. Scot: [28:56] Yeah sidebar there is a lot of rumors that house going to buy Pinterest and largely driven by this IDF a where everyone's trying to if you're at the bottom of the direct marketing World funnel all those people because of idea of a an unintended consequence I didn't catch up to Wood is they're all trying to walk up the to the the first party data which would be by acquiring Pinterest set very interesting you know I would say we were early. Jason: [29:26] You put in this but they came out strongly and allege that that wasn't true. Scot: [29:32] Yeah well it's interesting to Think Through like you know I do think that a lot of firms are thinking about this because the idea of a is actually causing maybe even bigger ripples than I thought. Jason: [29:43] In my world the way that plays out is everybody is like so focused on the retail media networks right so selling ads on the retail properties where they do have first party data, and it's a it's a very good practice everyone should be doing it but like. The amount of attention it's getting right now like how hot it is in the market like is way bigger than the possible upside and so you get like. Every you know Clarin as a buy now pay later service like they have an ad Network right I just like just for the the you know like if you use the clarinet app too, to maintain your installment love there there's like ads in there that they're selling to to advertisers and a personal favorite is the gap and the reason that's funny is like most of these ad networks are selling to their in what they call endemic advertisers right so if, Procter & Gamble is selling Gillette razors at Walmart than Walmart will get Procter & Gamble to buy a jet razor ad on Walmart.com it makes perfect sense, um guess what there is not at the Gap in the endemic for its first it's all Gap product right so they've gotta like they're going to get Kanye to buy an ad I guess but um, you know they've got to sell to non-endemic advertisers which is a much higher bar so it just funny how. Right there is a huge rush to first-party data right now. Scot: [31:09] You get a network and or you get an ad Network it's like Oprah giving out ad Networks. [31:15] Okay so that brings us up to this evening when Amazon released so it feels like everyone had kind of. We have breathed a sigh of relief and I was like oh Amazon's going to crush it and then Amazon and if you remember last quarter Amazon kind of had a bit of a mellow kind of slight Miss quarter. And you know the stock if you look at these these kind of there's all these different names for it like Fang and all this stuff but these kind of Mega tech stocks, a lot of them have been moving pretty aggressively so Microsoft Facebook Apple Etc especially Tesla and then Amazon has been lagging the pack and usually they're the leader of the pack so, yeah I think a lot of people were expecting kind of a beat and a Amazon to really kind of take off because it's been under pressure. That didn't happen so they actually missed expectations the revenues came in at a hundred and ten point eight billion which was below the hundred fifteen point five billion so 15% year-over-year growth which is, you know a very uh name has on Nyan kind of a result now it's better than, eBay is minus 12 percent but then again Shopify and I know it doesn't count exactly because they're adding scene for sales but you could argue I guess so is Amazon's adding third parties in here too, so it was it was a bit slower than people thought in Q2 they grew 24 percent so another big step down. [32:44] A lot of this is. [32:47] They're Mountain last year really because they focus on so many essential items and Q2 they really didn't get a bump until Q 3 q 4 so there they're comping their Compass actually harder than maybe like an omni-channel or even in eBay just because of the focus of. You have sung mask and what they called kind of Emergency Essentials last year. They peel the onion and they have this one segment called online source and that was only a 3% for the third quarter and that was a deceleration from 13% in Q2. And then this rippled to the bottom line where operating income came in at four point nine billion which was well below the 5.5 billion consensus, so that's the bad news and there was some good news do you want to cover some of that. Jason: [33:35] Yeah and side note is there a new thing called like. Like you know there are always these I'd beat and raised like you know vernacular for like you know you beat the consensus and then you you raised your guidance I feel like there's a new thing it's missing grow where like you miss all your consensus numbers but your stock still goes up. Scot: [33:56] Yeah that Shopify totally nailed that one has come very strange but they did it. Jason: [34:00] Um so yeah some of the interesting things in the in the Amazon number. I like to break down those segments you hit the you know the big segments online retail and it obviously. Had a pretty slow rate of growth by Amazon standards but an interesting subset of that is physical stores right so Amazon's got. Eight different retail formats the bulk of them is 500 Whole Foods stores and historically Amazon's physical stores is the one segment that shrinks every quarter right so going back to Q2 of 2020. Physical stores went down Thirty thirteen percent and then 10% in Q3 and then 7% in Q4 and then 16 percent of in q1 of this year and we're just we just got used to seeing that number go down and we all thought it was going down for two reasons, number one Whole Foods was kind of a distressed asset when they bought it and they haven't really improved it in any meaningful way some people would say they've. Diminished it and so like it probably is shrinking and it's the bulk of their the retail sales but then. [35:09] What Amazon has done for Whole Foods is help them sell groceries online and then of course the pandemic help them sell a lot of groceries online, but ironically Amazon doesn't count those whole food online orders as whole food sales they're not physical sales that that those dollars get attributed to Amazon online and not to Whole Foods brick and mortar, so if there's a big. Shift in mix from shopping and store to ordering for home delivery from Whole Foods that actually hurts physical retail sales so for all those reasons we're used to seeing that number go down, last quarter it bounced up ten percent and then this quarter it bounced up 12% so, I have to be honest I'm not exactly sure what's going on their part of it is e-commerce had such a big growth last year that comparatively, read the the rate of retail growth has kind of accelerated brick-and-mortar growth has accelerated a little bit and the rate of e-commerce growth while still higher than brick and mortar has decelerated so that kind of mix, you know maybe as favorable for the way Amazon does accounting for these stores maybe some of the other store concepts are, starting to get more traction like the Amazon Fresh stores perhaps I don't know but. [36:24] It's interesting to see that number going north for the first time in recent memory, of course everyone always talks about AWS being the profitable segments so they sold 16 billion dollars of AWS which was 39 percent growth which was an acceleration and growth so again, that's been kind of growing at 30% of quarter and now you know last quarter at Route 37 and 39 this quarter, um that makes a lot of sense the pandemic drove a lot more people to the cloud and online so you know it's AWS is firing up. [37:00] And then going back to the ads I talked about how big a deal retail ad networks are Will by far the biggest retail ad network is Amazon and they somewhat derogatory to me like Calder the retail ad Network other sales in the in their, and so this was their biggest quarter ever they sold a billion dollars worth of ads for the quarter which is 49 percent growth which is. Actually a significant deceleration Q2 grew at 83 percent right so this number is growing really fast. But the way to think of this is if you add up the last four quarters of their ad sales they sold 30 billion dollars worth of ads if you add up the last four quarters of AWS they sold fifty seven billion dollars worth of server services. [37:51] Think about the cost for that 57 billion dollars worth of server Services they have a bunch of silicone they make their own chips they pay a ton of electricity and they pay rent and people in all this stuff. In order to deliver that aw s right so there's a lot of cost for it to get that fifty seven billion dollars worth of sales. The the the cost of those ads is near zero right like. It's very well and so 30 billion dollars in ad sales I guarantee you is more profitable than fifty seven billion dollars in in server capacity sales and so, like its I said this last quarter but it's even more clear now that the most profitable business that Amazon is now. Um this this ad Network and in their their their investor call and he's sort of address that and he talked about the fact that like hey, we don't really. [38:49] I think internally of breaking out retail sales versus ads versus Marketplace because they are inextricably linked they all need each other, um and you know together they're a super powerful flywheel but like you know they basically recognize that like. Yeah you know we could break even or lose money selling Goods. When we're making a fortune on the 30 billion dollars of ads that we get to sell because of those goods right and and all the seller services for the marketplace half of their sales so. Like you know the the myth that that the retail pirate of Amazon's business is not profitable or less profitable than things like AWS like I think is. Is getting even more exposed and again all those those those businesses AWS and ads are are growing quite healthily at the moment. Scot: [39:42] Yeah it's interesting Colin Sebastian who's a good friend of the show and it's been on many times he pointed out for the one of the interesting. Parts of this quarter is for the first time if you think about Amazon having two pieces of product business and a service business so a Services would be a WS ads, this thing they call merchant services which is kind of FBA and some of the marketplace Revenue goes in there and subscriptions that is now for the first time the revenue from those pieces that quote-unquote Services pieces is bigger than product revenues for the first time ever, and you see it in these numbers right so online stores celebrated a couple other things accelerated but AWS and ads accelerated so it's a really interesting time where that that that kind of Tipping Point happened inside of there. Jason: [40:35] Yeah yeah for sure and then two other takeaways from the earnings call that I thought were Jewels they got asked because you talked about. Advertisers on some of these other platforms like Snap slowing down because of Supply pain right if I don't have products in stock I probably shouldn't be advertising those products, so they got a spike is other going to take it in the shorts and Q4 because advertisers are going to cut back because of Supply pain. Um and Amazon's answer was no that they're not seeing, people getting back on on ads from supplied pain they said like what is likely Gonna Hurt our comps and add sales for Q4 of this year is that Prime day was in Q4 of last year and that there's a lot of, add activity that's driven by Prime day so they said like you know what car comps. Four ads in Q4 maybe not as strong as they ordinarily would be but it's going to be because of the shifting dates of prime day not because. Advertisers are slowing down which is interesting and again Amazon's attracting. The long tail and the the head advertisers whereas like Snap is mostly getting long tail advertisers so. I found that really interesting and then Amazon also said like what. [41:53] Supply chains going to be really challenging and as a result we are incurring a lot of incremental costs but they were very strong that it wasn't going to hurt their revenue number that it was going to hurt profitability, but they felt like they had enough levers to pull and pull those levers, to ensure that they both were going to have enough inventory and that they were going to have enough fulfillment capacity, to deliver on that so they were super confident there and what they call that they said the the. Impairment that's going to be the most hard for them to overcome this quarter is not inventory it's not Logistics it's labor, right and that's the one that they felt like was the hardest for them to overcome is they've got huge turnover they're trying to hire a bunch of people and the cost to hire them are just you know skyrocketing because there's you know constrained pool of people willing to work and, and they're able to command a lot more for their their labor right now. Scot: [42:50] Yeah Jesse basically said that they're getting back in he she basically said I want to remind everybody this is a second quarter a CEO that one we have to choose short-term profit over long term customer experience we will lose money for for we will invest in long-term customer experience, Wall Street that is like we're entering into one of these investment phases usually they get kind of excited by it because usually ratchets, the orbit Amazons in up in the profit kind of spills over after about 18 months or so but there really wasn't a lot of enthusiasm this time so that was interesting, and then you know I mentioned the operating profit was about 4 billion their forecast for 4th quarter of the actually they do you know unlike most companies right now that are just like we have no idea what the heck's going to happen when I put out a fourth quarter forecast Amazon did, and they basically said the bottom line it could be between zero and two billion well that was like you know again that that's a very strong signal they're going to be spending a lot of money in the billions. And in fact they add a little color and said we see several billion dollars of additional costs related to and they put them in this order labor shortages higher wages, Global Supply Chain issues ETC but then they said they still need to hire 250,000 people for holiday and they're going to do whatever it takes because they won't be able to deliver and execute unless they have them. Jason: [44:14] He used an interesting metaphor he said like. That you know they just decided it wouldn't be customer Centric or in their long-term interest to raise prices or fees, and so he's like we really think of ourselves as a shock absorber and we are going to take the hit on all of these incremental costs for both our customers and our Marketplace sellers, um because we think in the long term that's going to strengthen the flywheel so I mean he was pretty like the you know there was not a lot of subtlety about the fact that like. You know it's going to there's going to be a lot of incremental costs to win this holiday but they're going to win the top line and not worry so much about the bottom line. Scot: [44:56] What else did you get from the Amazon call. Jason: [44:59] Those those were the big things one other thing that's interesting to me is. You know everybody's struggling to figure out digital grocery right now and saw the unit economics but there's this other tidal wave behind that that will call ultra-fast delivery and we've talked about a little bit on the show but they're all these firms. Go puff most notably but Joker and gorilla and all these firms like coming out with these. 30 minute or 15 minute delivery promises for a constrained set of products and one of the analysts ask Amazon like. You've always done really well against the your traditional retail competitors in terms of, of logistics but are you worried at all about these guys that are being like purpose-built for like a speed that's faster than your usual service level and it got a pretty arrogant answered I would say he's like. We really like our model we have a hundred and seventy eight thousand skews right now that are available for two hour or faster delivery and that's a lot more excuse to a lot more consumers than any of those companies. It was it was you know like I think obviously that is a space Amazons going to watch closely in play in but the. What's almost happening is they're just ratcheting up the service level for so many products I'm like when I you know Chicago is a advanced market for Amazon but when I put stuff in my cart now I get two options for same-day delivery. Scot: [46:29] Are you getting that like morning and then like there's like an insane one just like 4 a.m. Jason: [46:33] 4 a.m. to 8 a.m. yeah and it works like I wake up and there's stuff like at my front door. Scot: [46:39] Wow. Jason: [46:40] Pretty you know I wouldn't say perfectly but pretty reliably and so again like you know if I would have before noon there I have two windows often to pick. Products and I'm not having to go to some separate experience and Shop from some constraint set of products or things like that like I think the the universal experience in Universal cart and the move away from Amazon Prime now and all these separate experiences like, I do think in a way like Amazon is solving for ultra-fast delivery but they're just one generation more mature than any of these you know new companies. Scot: [47:14] Okay anything else there. Jason: [47:18] That is it on Amazon what did you have any other takeaways there's one other IPO that I thought was interesting this week. Scot: [47:24] Well then it was really weird because after the market closed we're all adjusting that and then Facebook's like hey everybody we're changing our name to Metta and then they put out this logo that looks like a warped eight on its side or like the infinity symbol that's been bent and you just look at it you're like I bet they spent eight hundred thousand dollars on that logo and you know there's. Jason: [47:47] Any amount of money spent on branding and Logo generation is well invested hashtag publicist. Scot: [47:52] Okay yes true true yes absolutely call Jason if you need new logo did you guys do that logo for. Jason: [47:59] I can neither confirm nor deny we did. Scot: [48:03] I love it sorry I love it. Jason: [48:03] Not because I'm being not because I'm being stealthy I just honestly don't know it's totally possible that we did. But I don't know but we certainly do a lot of great branding work including the Amazon logo so fun. Scot: [48:16] The chief the chief branding digital logo officer doesn't know what logos you're doing. Jason: [48:22] No but the way more talented people at Turner Duckworth would probably be able to tell us. Scot: [48:27] Okay cool what IPO did you say. Jason: [48:30] Yeah so have you been following their Rent the Runway IPO at all. Scot: [48:33] I have yeah. Jason: [48:35] Yeah so this is pretty interesting so. Digitally native company unlike a lot of the other digital native Brands that's kind of in the the re Commerce space right because they're they're buying a parallel and and renting it to Consumers, and they have been one of the the. Most hyped digitally native Brands because in general rental models can be like extra profitable you buy something once and you rent it a bunch of times, old Mentor mine Wayne huizenga used to do that with videos and he made a lot of money in that space and trash cans and other things. So it was interesting to both see their financials and then they actually have their IPO this week. So and it's a very. [49:23] I'll call it a bifurcated story so it's an 11 year old company they've raised over seven hundred million dollars in venture capital and their, wildly unprofitable coming into this IPO, so they lost a hundred and fifty four million dollars in 2020 they're forecasting to lose a hundred seventy 1 million dollars in 2021, um and of course they're in like the worst possible business case for covid right like they're they're renting apparel to women to wear to parties and to work, and two things no one did in 2020 is go to a party or go to work right so. [50:02] You know they historically they would have like hung their hat on having all this subscriber revenue and their subscribers basically got cut in half by covid their last 42 percent of their active subscribers the revenue drop from, hi in 2019 of 257 million 258 million in 2020 so covid really hit them. And you know you go man that it feels like they're kind of limping into the IPO and I want to talk about how that IPO went for them but two other interesting facts before we talk about that, one thing I thought was really interesting and and. Arguably like the one favorable thing and all of their financials is how they get the inventory that they're renting so, a catastrophic piece of news is that their inventory is way more fragile than I would have expected right so they they rent you know one of those garments six times and then they usually have to retire so they're not getting like. Tons of reuse about around each of these garments but thirty-six percent of their rental inventory. Is Rev share with designers so what that means is instead of buying it at the wholesale price and then them renting it a bunch of times, they're getting it free or at a very low cost from the design house and then they're sharing the profits with those those those brands. [51:26] That's frankly exactly how the video rental business grew like in the early days of Blockbuster we bought videos and rented them and later on you know we did rev share agreements with all them the movie studios and that. [51:38] Let you get a lot more inventory a lot more affordable. Um also surprising to me eighteen percent of their inventory is private label which I would have thought like a big part of the value prop of Rent the Runway was all these well-known designer Brands so I was surprised to hear they're able to get away with you know almost one out of four five garments being. [51:56] Being private label so that was interesting and then the last piece of catastrophic news is as bad as their finances look the accountants looked at it and threw up even more because, I mentioned that this inventory gets really perishable and and they have to throw it away well the what they did all their finances without including any depreciation of their inventory so, invented a new flavor of ebay.com bike ibadah before inventory depreciation and you know those if you were to actually put the depreciation on their books. The those losses I just read to you would be even much higher so. So mostly like a pretty negative look at the company going into this IPO and then I want to say they did the IPO at 21 and immediately the stock went up and they hit a high of 23 and everyone's like wow in spite of all this horrible finances. They're having a big IPO and then as the day went on the price started dropping down and now I want to say it's about 18 18 bucks and 85 cents so, you know pretty significantly down from that $23 offer. [53:16] Like Scott in your mind is like let's call it ten percent like is that a. An acceptable IPO is that a disaster does it surprise you given their finances that they were able to do an IPO at all. Scot: [53:30] Yeah and you know one of the ways I look at it is let's look at the valuation so they're doing a hundred and fifty eight million ish last year and we don't have enough data this year to kind of know there haven't really materially improved since then so let's say let's be generous and say they'll do 200 million this year they're at a billion market cap so 5x for a business that. You know has all the kind of the negatives you're outlined there. You know the they're not getting as much use of the Garment as you would think I think our friend Dan McCarthy is at MacArthur, McCartney or McCarthy McCarthy yeah he he kind of picked apart their Co hard data and it looks like they have pretty high churn, yeah I actually think it was kind of a win because that's a pretty good valuation for this snapshot in time. [54:24] Pricing IPOs is tricky because you want to kind of price it where you get a little bit of a pop but maybe ten to twenty percent up, but if you get more than at the company you're kind of sitting there saying we just sold a bunch of stock at a discount and that wasn't great now the good news is your hopefully you know you haven't sold the majority of your stock so you sold maybe 10% and I have like 90% that's worth more so it's. It's you're not going to totally cry over it cushions the blow yet going down isn't isn't a good look and it doesn't Kate that know a lot a fair amount of weakness as people you know maybe they got excited and they're coming yeah I think I'm gonna I'm going to kind of limit my maybe they sold half of it you also and I peel you're trying to place the stock with people that will hold it long term so the fact is down means that didn't really work that people were just trying to flip it for a quick buck. Jason: [55:17] Yeah one other side note like a lot of people were optimistic for this IPO because this like re Commerce model like it's you know potentially better for the environment, and looking at the economics it actually ends up that this is probably worse than like buying disposable apparel from H&M because like the the reverse Logistics of moving this stuff around so many times and then like having to throw it away pretty quickly and like you know weaning into the fashion trends and stuff becoming obsolete as new trends emerge like it all it all netted out to like it wasn't a very favorable ecologically story either. Scot: [55:58] Yeah well we'll see a for effort. Jason: [56:02] Yeah I mean my big takeaway again like there's there's going to be some interesting digital native companies but like this this myth that that is fundamentally an advantage model and that all these companies are doing great like this is one of the companies a lot of before there was any public data available everyone's like oh I think there's a billion dollars and they've got all this sticky reoccurring rental subscription Revenue so they're probably wildly popular and their costs are super low because they're renting the same garment over and over again so I this is an amazing business and then you know when you get to look under the covers why no it's not so you know I just I would just say, you can absolutely build a good digitally native business but like it's not a good business just because you're a digitally native vertical brand. Scot: [56:47] Yeah one for listeners yet as you know one of my favorite hobbies is I really love to watch The Road Show presentations but they're only out there for like a week or so all birds is on the road right now so that one is available and you have to go to Retail Road show.com and get from this list and watch it, it was one of the better ones I've seen in a long time the video they did the with the founders had like a cheekiness to it that was kind of unusual usually these. Jason: [57:16] Talking about the Auburn's one right because Rent the Runway is on there right now or was on their last week too. Scot: [57:21] Yeah it's on sadly it's faced off yeah the all birds one is really really good so I recommend folks watch that one and then I just saw that NerdWallet hit and I'm kind of interested to see how they talk about that one. Jason: [57:33] Yeah that has been entertaining TV I watch those videos on my my Peloton now. Scot: [57:41] Nice. Jason: [57:43] When I'm not listening to Amazon earning calls. Well Scott is happen again we have perfectly used up all our lot of time but hopefully people found some value in this recap and if you did as always we sure would appreciate it if you jump on the iTunes and give us that five-star review. Scot: [58:03] Yeah thanks everybody and until next time. Jason: [58:06] Happy Commercing!

UnderDog
From Refugee Immigrant Roots to Building International Brands & PR By 24, Almira Shares Her Inspirational Journey of Climbing to the Pinnacle of Success & Transforming Life Through Pow'Her

UnderDog

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 42:01


Almira Bardai is a woman of accomplishments. She is one of North America's leading experts in brand building and communications. In addition to being a Brand Builder, Almira is a serial Entrepreneur and hailed as one of the BIV (Business In Vancouver) Top 40 Under 40. She is an advocate for leadership in business, a thought leader on issues affecting the PR industry, and the co-founder and Co-CEO of Jive PR & Digital. She has spent the last two decades creating powerful narratives for both domestic and global brands like Flight Centre, Granville Island Brewing, Nike, Best Buy, Future Shop, Molson, and TELUS. She is an actively-sought out speaker, on both PR and entrepreneurial topicsAlmira consults and mentors local and global organizations, including the Aga Khan Foundation, Brands for Better, SFU Beedie School of Business, and Forum for Women Entrepreneurs (FWE). She is a past board member of Entrepreneurs Organization (EO) and currently sits on the Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity Greater Vancouver.Almira is driven by a passionate desire to see women rise up, both personally and professionally, and to eradicate inequality at all levels.In this episode, she shares the most important things: from building and manifesting a business to determining when to let it go. Tune in on how Almira Bardai who came from refugee immigrant roots built her International business at the age of 24 and climbed up to the pinnacle of success.To find out more about Almira, check out the following platforms:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/almirab/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/almirabardai/Website: https://almirabardai.com/Catch more of The Underdog Show's episodes on:Apple iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/underdog/id1534385651Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6FbSDu0aNtuxAEiderUAfBWebsite: https://theunderdogshow.com/

Marketplace Tech
When human rights abuses impact supply chains

Marketplace Tech

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 9:37


Some major retailers are pulling some Chinese-made surveillance cameras and equipment off their shelves. That’s due to concerns the companies that make the equipment, Lorex and Ezviz, have ties to human rights abuses in China. They’re believed to be part of the vast surveillance network targeting Uyghurs, an ethnic minority group of over 12 million people in the country. This was brought to Home Depot’s attention by the publication TechCrunch, which also reported that Lowe’s and Best Buy stopped selling these products. Marketplace’s Kimberly Adams speaks with Samm Sacks, a cyber policy fellow at the nonprofit New America think tank and a research scholar at Yale.

Marketplace All-in-One
When human rights abuses impact supply chains

Marketplace All-in-One

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 9:37


Some major retailers are pulling some Chinese-made surveillance cameras and equipment off their shelves. That’s due to concerns the companies that make the equipment, Lorex and Ezviz, have ties to human rights abuses in China. They’re believed to be part of the vast surveillance network targeting Uyghurs, an ethnic minority group of over 12 million people in the country. This was brought to Home Depot’s attention by the publication TechCrunch, which also reported that Lowe’s and Best Buy stopped selling these products. Marketplace’s Kimberly Adams speaks with Samm Sacks, a cyber policy fellow at the nonprofit New America think tank and a research scholar at Yale.

PEOPLE ARE THE ENEMY
PEOPLE ARE THE ENEMY - Episode 196

PEOPLE ARE THE ENEMY

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 20:26


Andy goes solo and talks about backing into a truck in a Best Buy parking lot, Stephanie Grisham's White House book, falling hard off the diet wagon, visiting relatives, getting a 5-star review for Insatiable Rejects, and new music he's been digging. 

The Jason Rantz Show
Rantz Rewind! April 19, 2018

The Jason Rantz Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2021 34:15


What's Trending: Councilmember Kshama Sawant gets mad at the Women's March for saying "RIP" to Barbara Bush. // Rep. Ted Lieu encourages Kyle Kashuv to try weed in California when he's 21. // GUEST: JT Lewis's brother was killed in the Sandyhook shooting. He talks to Jason about how he's responded to the tragedy and his take on gun laws in the US. // Amazon cuts a deal with Best Buy. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Clark Howard Podcast
10.19.21 SAVE on Rx: 2 Excellent Drug Discount Programs / Best Buy's New Membership Program - Totaltech.

The Clark Howard Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 28:22


$40 vs $330 for the same Rx?! GREAT news on a couple of subscription programs that can save you big bucks. // Why Wall Street loves Best Buy's new membership program for tech support and the value of membership. Ask Clark topics include: 10 Ways To Save on Prescription Drugs / Canadian International Pharmacy Association / How to Buy a Used Car in 7 Steps / Cell Phones & Smartphones for sale | eBay / OnePlus Nord - OnePlus (United States) - OnePlus Nord Series / Tempted by timeshares? Heed Clark's advice Want more money advice? Sign up for Clark's free daily newsletter! Free Advice: Clark's Consumer Action Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Marketplace All-in-One
Don’t look now, but Black Friday is already here

Marketplace All-in-One

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 7:26


Best Buy, Walmart and other retailers are already kicking off holiday discounts to encourage people into shopping earlier this year, and there are plenty of reasons for their inspiration, if you want to call it that. The Securities and Exchange Commission has been looking into what happened since the GameStop rally from earlier in the year, and it has a report suggesting online brokerage firms might need new rules. Jeffery Cleveland stops by to discuss the bond market and inflation.

Make Me Smart with Kai and Molly
Work just ain’t cutting it anymore

Make Me Smart with Kai and Molly

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2021 25:43


This week, Apple and Netflix fired employees who also happened to be involved in speaking out against their respective employers. What does this all mean for how we think about work? We’ll discuss it. Plus, it turns out Americans want smaller government and we end the week with a round of our favorite game, Half Full/Half Empty. Here’s everything we talked about today: “Opinion | Americans want smaller government, Gallup has found. Democrats should heed the message and revise their agenda.” from The Washington Post  “Rising Rents Stoke Inflation Data, a Concern for Washington” from The New York Times “Column: Imagine what else lurks in those 650,000 emails” from The Associated Press “Netflix just fired the organizer of the trans employee walkout” from The Verge “Apple just fired a leader of the #AppleToo movement” from The Verge “More buildings being converted to apartments than ever before” from Marketplace “You do want fries with that: Wendy’s and Google bet on drive-thru AI” from Marketplace “Best Buy makes bigger push into home healthcare with acquisition of Current Health” from Seeking Alpha “McDonald’s launching Beyond Meat’s “McPlant” burger in 8 US cities” from Forbes “Social media users turn traditional Christmas tress into spooky Halloween centerpieces” from The Daily Mail Our show needs your voice! Tell us what you think of the show or ask a question for our hosts to answer! Send a voice memo or give us a call at 508-82-SMART (508-827-6278).