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Joe Benigno and Evan Roberts
Carton and Roberts 5pm Hour (10-15-21)

Joe Benigno and Evan Roberts

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 41:38


-Craig and Evan talk about the current situation with Comcast and MSG -Evan is going to get Garden Popcorn tonight -Devil fans are not happy with Craig -Evan blew off his High School 20th reunion  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Un-Machine Yourself
#16 Robyn M Bolton on how the behaviors that make leaders successful conspire to kill innovation

Un-Machine Yourself

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 35:19


Robyn M. Bolton is considered an expert in corporate innovation. She has worked as an “intrapreneur” at P&G where she was part of the team that launched Swiffer and Swiffer WetJet, a partner at Clayton Christensen's growth consulting firm, and she is also the founder of MileZero, an innovation consulting and coaching firm.  She has advised companies ranging from global leaders like Nike, Comcast, and Medtronic to mid-sized companies like Curriculum Associates and Hallstar Beauty. Today, Roanne asked Robyn to talk about a rather specific topic. A future-lesson, so to speak, that Robyn has for all leaders. Namely, the topic of innovation and that what we call at Hatch: the courage to look at your company or team or task, in a radically different way than you used to do. As well all know, that is needed for the unknown futures that we are going to conquer. Robyn uses different words to describe what needs to happen. Or actually, what NOT needs to happen. She defined Things Leaders Do That Kill Innovation, and found out What to Do Instead. In this episode, Robyn shares: - how the very behaviors that make leaders successful conspire to kill innovation - why these behaviors are so dangerous, and - what leaders can do to truly be innovation champions and get the innovation results they want. This podcast is hosted by Futures-Anthropologist Dr. Roanne van Voorst and facilitated by Hatch. Helping you and your company become future-proof through experiential learning, art, good food, connection and more surprises than you ever expected the future to hold! For more information on Robyn: http://www.milezero.io/ or follow her on https://www.linkedin.com/in/robynmbolton or Twitter: @RM_Bolton

Comic Talk Today
COMIC TALK TODAY COMIC TALK HEADLINES FOR OCTOBER 13TH, 2021 | The Slow Commeth

Comic Talk Today

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 130:57


 It's time for the Comic Talk Headlines with Generally Nerdy! As the news slows down, trailers and such are picking up. Lets talk about THOSE!All that and MORE!! Catch up on all the nerdy headlines in TV and Movies, Wednesdays and Saturdays. Plus, don't forget to subscribe for more fresh content.   TV/StreamingFollow-ups/CorrectionsDave Chappelle: The Closer - Reasonably NerdyMasters of the Universe - Nov 23 = part 2TrailersLocke and Key - https://youtu.be/EZKWJ01jNOI Oct 22Hanna - https://youtu.be/WJomaOzgKpc Nov 24. Adding Ray Liotta to the cast.Blade Runner: Black Lotus - https://youtu.be/Z5mSY9uyU8w releasing Nov 13 with the first 2 episodes.The Expanse - https://youtu.be/4PJpkGPtAHE Sixth and final season Dec 10.Shenmue - https://youtu.be/96mSYKPqGHY sometime in 2022. That 90s ShowThe Foreman's are returning… Red and Kitty anyway. Kurtwood Smith and Debora Jo Rupp return as Producers too.https://variety.com/2021/tv/news/that-70s-show-sequel-series-that-90s-show-netflix-1235084499/ Fall of the House of UsherMike Flanagan is at it again! 8 episodes on Netflix, and Flanagan will be adding pieces of other Poe works to the series.https://deadline.com/2021/10/mike-flanagan-sets-edgar-allan-poe-inspired-limited-series-the-fall-of-the-house-of-usher-at-netflix-1234850599/ Agatha HarknessSpin-off series from WandaVision. Kathryn Hahn returning for the title role, and Jac Shaeffer returning as head writer.https://variety.com/2021/tv/news/wandavision-spinoff-kathryn-hahn-1235082445/ G4 TVThe channel is coming back to standard TV Nov 16th to Comcast's Xfinity TV, Verizon Fios, Cox Communications, and internet streaming service Philo. Shut down in 2013.https://variety.com/2021/tv/news/g4-linear-tv-launch-date-1235087025/ MoviesFollow-ups/CorrectionsHellraiser - Cast Jamie Clayton as Pinhead. Clive Barker involved with the reboot. Free on Hulu. https://deadline.com/2021/10/hellraiser-jamie-clayton-pinhead-clive-barker-producing-hulu-movie-1234851827/ TrailersResident Evil: Welcome to Racoon City - https://youtu.be/1LNlXzXEy_A Nov 24thPsych 3: This is Gus - https://youtu.be/Q-kdHQVrgOE Direct to Peacock Nov 18 2021.Tick Tick… Boom! - https://youtu.be/YJserno8tyU Musical directed by Lin Manuel Miranda, about Jonathan Larson. Nov 19thGuardians Vol 3Will Poulter cast as Adam Warlock. James Gunn confirms on Twitter.https://twitter.com/JamesGunn/status/1447694295121678347?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw Rumor MillConfirmations/RefutationsGrand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - CALLED IT!!Star WarsThe Holy Trilogy is getting remade in a way, into animated movies. Though not totally… they are reportedly being based on the second draft of the script that would EVENTUALLY become the A New Hope we know and love.Donkey KongNew animated movie from a DIFFERENT animation studio, possibly starring Seth Rogen.Howard The DuckNew animated Disney Plus series. Due to release in 2024, to be revealed on Nov 12.Fall GuysReported leak says that the Xbox release is imminent. So imminent in fact that there is code in the game showing halo skins.Halo: InfiniteCore campaign mode and Multiplayer will launch in December, but Forge Mode and co-op campaign will be absent.You can support this show by visiting our merch store, or by leaving us an Apple Podcasts review.

Nerdy Legion Podcast Network
COMIC TALK TODAY: COMIC TALK TODAY COMIC TALK HEADLINES FOR OCTOBER 13TH, 2021 | THE SLOW COMMETH

Nerdy Legion Podcast Network

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 130:57


 It's time for the Comic Talk Headlines with Generally Nerdy! As the news slows down, trailers and such are picking up. Lets talk about THOSE!All that and MORE!! Catch up on all the nerdy headlines in TV and Movies, Wednesdays and Saturdays. Plus, don't forget to subscribe for more fresh content.   TV/StreamingFollow-ups/CorrectionsDave Chappelle: The Closer - Reasonably NerdyMasters of the Universe - Nov 23 = part 2TrailersLocke and Key - https://youtu.be/EZKWJ01jNOI Oct 22Hanna - https://youtu.be/WJomaOzgKpc Nov 24. Adding Ray Liotta to the cast.Blade Runner: Black Lotus - https://youtu.be/Z5mSY9uyU8w releasing Nov 13 with the first 2 episodes.The Expanse - https://youtu.be/4PJpkGPtAHE Sixth and final season Dec 10.Shenmue - https://youtu.be/96mSYKPqGHY sometime in 2022. That 90s ShowThe Foreman's are returning… Red and Kitty anyway. Kurtwood Smith and Debora Jo Rupp return as Producers too.https://variety.com/2021/tv/news/that-70s-show-sequel-series-that-90s-show-netflix-1235084499/ Fall of the House of UsherMike Flanagan is at it again! 8 episodes on Netflix, and Flanagan will be adding pieces of other Poe works to the series.https://deadline.com/2021/10/mike-flanagan-sets-edgar-allan-poe-inspired-limited-series-the-fall-of-the-house-of-usher-at-netflix-1234850599/ Agatha HarknessSpin-off series from WandaVision. Kathryn Hahn returning for the title role, and Jac Shaeffer returning as head writer.https://variety.com/2021/tv/news/wandavision-spinoff-kathryn-hahn-1235082445/ G4 TVThe channel is coming back to standard TV Nov 16th to Comcast's Xfinity TV, Verizon Fios, Cox Communications, and internet streaming service Philo. Shut down in 2013.https://variety.com/2021/tv/news/g4-linear-tv-launch-date-1235087025/ MoviesFollow-ups/CorrectionsHellraiser - Cast Jamie Clayton as Pinhead. Clive Barker involved with the reboot. Free on Hulu. https://deadline.com/2021/10/hellraiser-jamie-clayton-pinhead-clive-barker-producing-hulu-movie-1234851827/ TrailersResident Evil: Welcome to Racoon City - https://youtu.be/1LNlXzXEy_A Nov 24thPsych 3: This is Gus - https://youtu.be/Q-kdHQVrgOE Direct to Peacock Nov 18 2021.Tick Tick… Boom! - https://youtu.be/YJserno8tyU Musical directed by Lin Manuel Miranda, about Jonathan Larson. Nov 19thGuardians Vol 3Will Poulter cast as Adam Warlock. James Gunn confirms on Twitter.https://twitter.com/JamesGunn/status/1447694295121678347?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw Rumor MillConfirmations/RefutationsGrand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - CALLED IT!!Star WarsThe Holy Trilogy is getting remade in a way, into animated movies. Though not totally… they are reportedly being based on the second draft of the script that would EVENTUALLY become the A New Hope we know and love.Donkey KongNew animated movie from a DIFFERENT animation studio, possibly starring Seth Rogen.Howard The DuckNew animated Disney Plus series. Due to release in 2024, to be revealed on Nov 12.Fall GuysReported leak says that the Xbox release is imminent. So imminent in fact that there is code in the game showing halo skins.Halo: InfiniteCore campaign mode and Multiplayer will launch in December, but Forge Mode and co-op campaign will be absent.You can support this show by visiting our merch store, or by leaving us an Apple Podcasts review.

4Front® The Podcast
The Pioneers

4Front® The Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 114:12


The Pioneers Dick Kirsche and Chris LammersRichard (Dick) KirscheDick is a retired Electrical Engineer after more than 60 years in the profession.  That career provided him with opportunities to work with several emerging technologies.Dick graduated from Lehigh University in 1960 with a degree in electrical engineering.  He began his career at ITT Laboratories working on radar systems and satellite earth station terminals that provided the ground communication link for the early communication satellites.  (Telstar, Relay, Syncom, etc.)Dick transitioned to a position at RCA Astro-electronics after an IT&T reduction in force.  Astro was designing and building several early satellite systems.  Dick's concentration was the design and qualification for launch of the command receivers that supported ground control commands.  He continued in the aerospace industry until the mid-1960's when he joined a startup company designing custom power supplies and a UHF television exciter for a startup transmitter manufacturer. (Townsend Associates)  Dick joined Townsend to head up their transmitter design and production engineering.  Townsend was acquired by Ampex Corporation which expanded their presence in the Broadcast Industry.  When Ampex suffered some financial setbacks related to their music recording business.  The Broadcast transmitter division was shuttered to improve their bottom line.  In 1972 Dick was part of a group from the closing Ampex transmitter operation that started Spectrum Cable, a company that was seeking cable system franchises in the Western Massachusetts area.  Spectrum was awarded franchises in 3 communities in the suburbs of Springfield, MA.  At that time Cable television was, essentially, a reception service which made operation in city TV markets like Springfield challenging.  Spectrum's offering to that market was superior reception in addition to 2 channels from the Boston, MA market that provided coverage of major hockey and basketball teams.  Spectrum employed a unique network of cylindrical steel towers, with headend electronics at the top and distant signals shared by microwave.  Shortly after Spectrum began operation Home Box Office was added via regional microwave.   Spectrum was acquired by Colony Communications in 1975.  Spectrum's cable systems were combined with 4 cable franchises in the same region operated by Colony.  Dick was hired to head up engineering for that group of cable franchises.  Over time, Dick's responsibilities expanded to head of engineering for all of Colony's cable and MDS microwave systems.  Cable system technology was advancing rapidly during that period.  Channels, received from satellites became common.  Dick worked with the Colony engineering team to install the 2nd 10-meter dia. earth station in the Northeast.  Expansion of cable service channels, from satellite, sparked a rapid growth in public interest in cable TV service.  Colony aggressively supported that expansion of service offerings on their cable systems.  Dick also supported the franchise acquisition team seeking additional cable television communities for Colony.  Dick left Colony at the end of 1981, joining Greater Media Cable at the start of 1982 as Vice President of Engineering.  Greater Media had a strong presence in New England which was expanded through franchising and acquisitions.  That expansion also included one-fourth of the City of Philadelphia and a complex of systems located in the suburbs of Detroit, MI.  Cable television technology was advancing rapidly during that period as operators continued to improve their service offerings and reliability.   During his employment with Greater Media, that operator became a founding member of CableLabs, deployed a 60 channel AML microwave system for the large Worcester complex of towns, began offering DOCSIS data over cable service, began using fiber optic cable for video distribution, and expanded their local video origination service to a full-time live news service.  Dick was active on SCTE, CableLabs, and NCTA Industry committees for Greater Media.  The Greater Media cable operations were sold in 1999.  In 2000 Dick joined RCN, a system operator that competed in the Cable space by building their own facilities in parallel with the incumbent cable television provider, as Director of Video technology.  RCN deployed Video on Demand technology and developed a unique set-top box technology designed to give RCN a competitive advantage in the Chicago cable market.   Dick joined Comcast Cable as a Director in 2005.  Initially, he was part of the team creating a specification for a set-top box design unique to Comcast.  His work continued as part of a small engineering team testing and certifying set-top boxes for deployment to subscribers by Comcast.  His duties also expanded to supporting Comcast's work to improve the energy efficiency of Comcast devices in subscriber's homes.  This included active participation in the DOE's Energy Star program and Cable industry initiatives to address government energy efficiency requirements.  Mr. Kirsche left Comcast in 2010 and opened Kirsche Consulting LLC.  Kirsche Consulting supported Cable Operators' set-top and energy efficiency reporting efforts.  That work included considerable recordkeeping and analysis work for Comcast which led to significant energy savings for Comcast subscribers.Dick officially retired in 2018 but continues to support SCTE standards work as a volunteer.   Christopher J Lammers, COO Emeritus and Senior Executive Advisor, CableLabs® Chris is currently coo emeritus and senior executive advisor for CableLabs leading special projects and initiatives, including the integration of SCTE as a key part of CableLabs, together with supporting relationships across industry associations including ACA Connects, The Cable Center, CCSA, the Emma Bowen Foundation, NCTA, NCTC and WICT. Prior to this, Chris served as senior vice president and chief operating officer at CableLabs directing accounting and finance, IT, facilities and membership development. He remains committed to relationships with mid-sized and smaller MSOs, as well as with international cable operators in Asia, Europe and Latin America, key communities he built at CableLabs. Chris currently serves as a member of the board of directors of The Cable Center and the Emma Bowen Foundation and is actively involved in committees and/or support for several national and international industry trade associations.  He is a member of the Cable TV Pioneers (Class of 2021). Prior to joining CableLabs in 1997, Chris was president and CEO of Western Communications, a mid-sized multiple system operator with cable systems located in the Western United States. Before that, Chris was a partner with the San Francisco law firm of Cooper, White & Cooper. Chris received a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Chicago School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree with distinction from Stanford University.AcknowledgmentsA special thank you to Benjamin Monlezun for the use of his original song, Downpoor.The views expressed in this episode are solely those of the podcast host and guests and do not necessarily represent the position, strategy, or opinions of CableLabs.

Supplement Engineer Podcast
Episode #147: Jason Sisneros & Nurish.Me

Supplement Engineer Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 66:13


Consultations: https://supplementengineer.com/products/supplement-consultation Coaching & Business inquiries: thesupplementengineer@gmail.com Save 15% on Apollon Nutrition products: https://www.apollonnutrition.com/discount/Finalscoop In this episode of the Supplement Engineer Podcast, I'm joined by the Chief Infrastructure Officer of Nurish.Me -- Jason Sisneros. More About Jason: "Chairman of Anton JAE Global. A speaker, an entrepreneur, a best-selling author, and a renowned business expert and coach, Jason uses his influence, his energy, and his resources to give back and serve. He is in service with more than 15 charities that are working to make a difference through efforts to eradicate human slavery and trafficking, to end hunger, to rescue abused women and children, and much more. Owner of 24 businesses, has consulted for hundreds of other business owners, and has completed more than 70 turnarounds for small- to mid-cap businesses. Through the art of leadership and the science of strategy, he has become “The Architect,” building structurally sound, action and outcome-driven businesses for himself and his clients. Jason's current and previous clients range from Fortune 500 companies and nonprofits to small businesses and one-on-one's some of which include the likes of Microsoft, Nike, Comcast and Feed a Billion." Show Notes Topics covered during our discussion include: - Jason's origins in the supplement industry - Inside Nurish.Me - A deep-dive into the benefits of curcumin - A look at CogniNurish - Jason's training and supplementation routine Where to Find Jason & Nurish.Me Products Website: https://jasonsisneros.com/ Nurish.Me Website: https://nurish.me/ (Save 20% w/ SEP20) Before You Go... If you enjoy this podcast and want to see more content like it, please consider leaving a review! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/supplement-engineer-podcast/id1447389041?mt=2&ls=1

Andy & John Talk Telecom
25. Bourbon and Broadband w/ Mike O'Dell

Andy & John Talk Telecom

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 63:49


Andy and John welcome Mike O'Dell of Comcast to the show's second bourbon and broadband episode.  The group talks about the latest in the cable industry, SCTE, and what's next!

Lon.TV Podcast
3 Gigabit Internet One Year Later! Speed tests vs. Real World Experience

Lon.TV Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 19:26


See other videos in the series: http://lon.tv/gigpro - Comcast upped my Gigabit Pro service to 3 gigabits symmetrical ! In this video I talk about my experiences with a multi-gigabit Internet connection and what you can expect in day-to-day usage - especially how real-world use differs greatly than speed tests. Subscribe for more! http://lon.tv/s VIDEO INDEX: 00:00 - Intro 00:24 - Recap on my Gigabit Pro connection 02:05 - Gigabit Pro Speed Boost! 04:05 - Speedtests vs. Real World Experiences 06:18 - WiFi Limits Gigabit Connections 08:03 - My Ethernet gear 10:41 - Router Performance on Gigabit Connections 12:16 - Should you choose a gigabit tier? 15:56 - Supporter Thank Yous Subscribe to my email list to get a weekly digest of upcoming videos! - http://lon.tv/email See my second channel for supplementary content : http://lon.tv/extras Join the Facebook group to connect with me and other viewers! http://lon.tv/facebookgroup Visit the Lon.TV store to purchase some of my previously reviewed items! http://lon.tv/store Read more about my transparency and disclaimers: http://lon.tv/disclosures Want to chat with other fans of the channel? Visit our Facebook Group! http://lon.tv/facebookgroup Want to help the channel? Start a Member subscription or give a one time tip! http://lon.tv/support or contribute via Venmo! lon@lon.tv Follow me on Facebook! http://facebook.com/lonreviewstech Follow me on Twitter! http://twitter.com/lonseidman Catch my longer interviews and wrap-ups in audio form on my podcast! http://lon.tv/itunes http://lon.tv/stitcher or the feed at http://lon.tv/podcast/feed.xml We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/lon-seidman/support

Back by Popular Demand with Dennis Camlek

Bill Bergofin always felt like he was the little big guy. Which is an interesting take. With impressive career stops at the NFL, Fox Sports, Comcast and NBCUniversal his IMDb suggests otherwise. But it kind of makes sense. He embodies an upstart mentality and welcomes a good challenge. Bill was the perfect choice to market the Premier League for NBC Sports, to take the piss out of English culture. And who better to do that than a foolish American named Ted Lasso? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Impossible Network
Lead, Follow, Or Get Out of The Way

The Impossible Network

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 83:12


We've had to take an extended break in recent weeks due to moving home from New York to Austin Texas. However, we're back now with Season 4 and some fabulous guests lined up in the coming weeks. We kick off this season with an interview I did just before leaving NYC with fellow Brooklyn resident, Geof Rochester, a highly successful entrepreneur and respected thought leader and strategic advisor on corporate sustainability and responsibility, NGOs, philanthropy, and social entrepreneurship. Geof is a trusted advisor to some of the world's leading conservation NGOs, media companies, and consumer goods brands.Born in Barbados and raised in Brooklyn the cultural diversity of his upbringing defined his worldview. His Diplomat Father and an empowering mother ingrained in him the importance of having empathy for the plight of others, a ‘Lead, Follow or get out of the way' mentality, and a strong work ethic.Taking the lead and embracing early leadership roles at School helped him develop a sense of responsibility and accountability and the ability to execute a vision at an early age. Discovering the importance of branding and marketing at an early age, set Geof on a path to a stellar career in Marketing working for both challenger and champion brands, including CEO at Nature Conservancy and Senior marketing roles at CMO roles at Showtime, WWE, Comcast, and Radisson. Geof and I have a lively discussion about his motivations, mindset, and marketing mentality, dealing with the fear of failure, curiosity, confronting conventions, and his theory of change on climate and sustainability. Geof also provides his perspective on food insecurity and innovations in preventative healthcare and why he is hopeful about prospects for climate innovation. I hope you enjoy the pragmatic leadership thinking and passion of Geof Rochester. Social Links Linkedin GRC ConsultingShow Notes Caricom Mayor LindseyFlatbushGeorgetown Coach Thompson Georgetown Wharton ROTC WWE Nature Conservancy Showtime Project DrawdownSustainable Ocean Alliance Eric Adams The CourierBarstool sportsRich Dad Poor Dad 7 Habits of Highly Effective People See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Juan of Words
What's the 411 with #ComcastRISE?

Juan of Words

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 32:33


Comcast is offering 600 - $10,000.00 grants in six cities across the United States, including Houston. The grants available are intended for BIPOC small business owners and the application deadline is October 14th.  Juan speaks with Toni Beck, Vice President External Affairs, Comcast Houston; Paul Gor, Director of Community Development, Asian Chamber of Commerce in Houston; and Tammi Wallace, Co-Founder, President & CEO, Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce, on this episode.  Get full details and apply at: comcastrise.com. 

AdExchanger
Bringing Digital To The TV World With FreeWheel GM Dave Clark

AdExchanger

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 39:07


Are advertisers ready to buy TV like they buy digital? Yes, indeed, says Dave Clark, GM of Comcast-owned FreeWheel. Demand is quick to follow digital-like capabilities in TV. But one thing FreeWheel isn't planning to emulate is a walled garden. Also in this episode: Nielsen's ongoing MRC headache, the programmatic upfront and what climate change has to do with the ad tech industry.

Sporticast
Brady's New England Return, NBA Players Resist Vaccine Laws

Sporticast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 30:03


Scott and Eben discuss Tom Brady's return to New England, the latest in what's been a strong opening month for NFL telecasts. They also discuss NBA players and their vaccines, the NWSL's abuse reckoning, MLB postseason and the carriage dispute between MSG Network and Comcast. 'Sporticast' is a new podcast hosted by business journalists Scott Soshnick and Eben Novy-Williams from Sportico that will deliver the inside scoop on the intersection of money and sports. From billion-dollar valuations to team sales, sponsorship contracts and media rights, go behind the scenes on the deals that power the global sports economy. For more coverage and information, be sure to check out sportico.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Into Tomorrow With Dave Graveline
Weekend of October 1, 2021 – Hour 3

Into Tomorrow With Dave Graveline

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2021 42:28


Tech News and Commentary Dave and the team discuss Amazon announcements, TikTok surpassing one billion monthly active users, standardizing chargers, Disney suing artists, Facebook creating a metaverse, the NTSB requesting electric car crash footage, Comcast software in TVs, Facebook’s Reels rolling out, fewer adults getting their news from social media, and more. Shar in Atlanta, […]

Raging Gracefully
#75: The Creativity Leap

Raging Gracefully

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 29:48


Nina Collins in conversation with Natalie Nixon about her new book, The Creativity Leap: Unleash Curiosity, Improvisation, and Intuition at Work. About Natalie: Natalie Nixon, PhD changes lives through ideas so that people build their creative confidence for years to come, make an impact and get paid their worth. She is a creativity strategist, global keynote speaker and author of the award winning The Creativity Leap: Unleash Curiosity, Improvisation and Intuition at Work, which has been recognized as a game-changing innovation book by Fast Company, Porchlight and Soundview. As president of Figure 8 Thinking, LLC she advises leaders on transformation- by applying wonder and rigor to amplify growth and business value. Clients have included Comcast, Citrix, Living Cities, VaynerMedia and Bloomberg. About the Book: Too many people associate creativity solely with the arts, even though to be an incredible scientist, engineer, or entrepreneur requires immense creativity. And it's the key to developing breakthrough products and services. Natalie Nixon, a creativity strategist with a background in cultural anthropology, fashion, and service design, says that in the fourth industrial revolution a creativity leap is needed to bridge the gap that exists between the churn of work and the highly sought-after prize called innovation. Nixon says that since humans are hardwired to be creative, it is a competency anyone can develop. She shows that it balances wonder (awe, audacity, and curiosity) with rigor (discipline, skill-building, and attention to detail), and that inquiry, improvisation, and intuition are the key practices that increase those capacities. Drawing on interviews with fifty-six people from diverse backgrounds--farming, law, plumbing, architecture, perfumery, medicine, education, technology, and more--she offers illuminating examples of how creativity manifests in every kind of work. More About Revel:  www.hellorevel.com

Makers of Minnesota
Comcast RISE Grant Program with Kalyn Hove from Comcast Twin Cities (Season 3 Episode 53)

Makers of Minnesota

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 13:55


Our guest today is Kalyn Hove Senior Vice President at Comcast Twin Cities talking about the Comcast RISE program.Comcast RISE is a broad initiative that launched in 2020 to provide eligible small businesses owned by people of color including Black, Indigenous, Hispanic, and Asian Americans,   with the marketing and technology resources and tools they need to grow their businesses and thrive for years to come.The Comcast RISE Investment Fund is giving the Twin Cities $1 million in grants to give 100 small businesses owned by people of color each $10,000. The Comcast RISE Investment Fund is focused on small businesses that have been in business for three or more years with 1-25 employees. Businesses eligible include those in the seven-county Twin Cities metro. (Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington Counties).Beginning on October 1- 14, eligible businesses in the Twin Cities can apply for a $10,000 grant at www.ComcastRISE.com. A total of 100 grants in the Twin Cities, will be awarded in late November 2021.Please share and spread the word about applying for the grant today at www.ComcastRISE.com*Sponsored Episode by Comcast Twin CitiesSupport the show (https://paypal.me/StephanieKHansen?locale.x=en_US)

Hi-Res
S10E22 – Bill Starkey

Hi-Res

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 61:10


Bill Starkey is Executive Creative Director at quench, a food & beverage brand-building boutique. With over twenty years of experience, he has worked on brands such as Sealy Mattresses, Comcast, HBO and Under Armour, just to name a few. He joins the show for a conversation about how the fear of "the fear of failure" motivated him, why he's more interested in how ideas work and accepting navigating his destiny over controlling it.

Mind Pump: Raw Fitness Truth
1649: How to Pass a Physical Test, What to Do When You Miss Your Caloric Target, Fixing the Root Cause of Pain & More (Listener Live Coaching)

Mind Pump: Raw Fitness Truth

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2021 113:45


In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer four Pump Head questions via Zoom. The value of fitness as you get older. (4:02) Mind Pump x Jordan Shallow collaboration coming soon! (10:04) New product alerts from Magic Spoon! (13:14) Taco Bell's latest drive-thru concept. (20:10) Crazy medical stories with Sal. (25:24) Comcast is now making TVs. (30:59) The pros and cons of new technology. (38:20) The link between depression anxiety and fitness. (42:38) How the ChiliPad has helped Maximus during his recent sickness. (45:00) #Quah question #1 – What would you recommend I do to increase my endurance, yet keep my muscle mass, in preparation for a physical fitness test? (51:41) #Quah question #2 – If I miss my caloric intake for the day, should I try and make those calories up the next day or throughout the week? (1:10:36) #Quah question #3 – How would you address and fix the root cause of my pain? (1:23:05) #Quah question #4 – How can I speed up my metabolism without building any more muscle? (1:40:00) Related Links/Products Mentioned Ask a question to Mind Pump, live! Email: live@mindpumpmedia.com September Promotion: MAPS Performance and MAPS Suspension 50% off!   **Promo code “SEPTEMBER50” at checkout** Visit Magic Spoon for an exclusive offer for Mind Pump listeners! Taco Bell's Drive-Thru Is Getting Bigger With Four Lanes Man, 33, was left ejaculating out of his anus and urinating faeces due to rare condition... but didn't seek medical help for TWO YEARS Boy Hospitalized After "Measuring" The Inside Of His Penis Using A USB Cable Comcast and Walmart might make smart TVs together High-Tech Contact Lenses That Go Beyond Correcting Vision Internet of things - Wikipedia Exercise in the treatment of clinical anxiety in general practice - a systematic review and meta-analysis The Resistance Training Revolution – Book by Sal Di Stefano Visit Chili Sleep for an exclusive offer for Mind Pump listeners! Visit Felix Gray for an exclusive offer for Mind Pump listeners! Mind Pump #1345: 6 Ways To Optimize Sleep For Faster Muscle Gain And Fat Loss Visit Drink LMNT for an exclusive offer for Mind Pump listeners! Stop Working Out And Start Practicing – Mind Pump Blog Mind Pump #1605: How To Get Jacked On A Budget Visit MASSZYMES by biOptimizers for an exclusive offer for Mind Pump listeners! **Promo code “MINDPUMP10” at checkout** MAPS Aesthetic | Muscle Adaptation Programming System MAPS Strong | MAPS Fitness Products - Mind Pump Media MAPS Prime Webinar MAPS Prime Pro Webinar Follow Along Shoulder Mobility Sequence – Mind Pump TV Luna Physical Therapy MAPS O.C.R. | Muscle Adaptation Programming System Mind Pump Podcast – YouTube Mind Pump Free Resources People Mentioned Frank Zane (@officialfrankzane)  Instagram Jordan Shallow D.C (@the_muscle_doc)  Instagram Cory Schlesinger (@schlesstrength)  Instagram Max Schmarzo (ATC/CSCS/MS) (@strong_by_science)  Instagram

My Perfect Failure
Amplify your Career with Chelle Johnson

My Perfect Failure

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 40:56


  MPF Discussion with Chelle JohnsonAmplify your Career with Chelle JohnsonChelle is a first-generation college graduate who grew up with limiting beliefs, fear, and dysfunction.  Through faith, resilience, grit, and determination, she held executive leadership roles in Fortune 50 companies such as: Comcast, Lockheed Martin, Quest Diagnostics and Honeywell.  Chelle has lived and worked in Asia, Latin America, has an MBA, and speaks Spanish and English.   Chelle now helps high achievers and diversity allies amplify their awesome lives and have abundance in their career and lives. Chelle is a career ally, change maker, and positive mental fitness authority that helps people be their best.  She loves helping people get crystal clear on who they are and what they want, helping them build courage and confidence so they can live abundantly.   On this episode of My Perfect Failure (Amplify your Career) You will hear how Chelle has perfected the art of amplifying her life from the get-go to achieve wonderful things. From being the first-generation college graduate in her family, to having a successful corporate career working for some of the world's most prestigious companies, to going it alone and starting her own business, now helping her clients achieve amazing things and amplify their careers also.  Chelle reveals some of the key ingredients to achieve these milestones such grit, consistency, determination and much.  Some of the areas we cover. ·        How to amplify your life and career.·        Believe in ourselves, recognise the universe has a plan.·        Faith over Fear·        Stand in our own fear.·        Be willing to do something different. Connect with Chelle on LinkedIn·        https://www.linkedin.com/in/chellemjohnson/ The Best you Advantage Website -Work with Chelle·        https://www.bestyoucareeradvantage.com/  

Notnerd Podcast: Tech Better
Episode 302: Sleepy Stupor

Notnerd Podcast: Tech Better

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 55:31


After two weeks of special episodes, we've got some catching up to do. We packed in a lot of tech goodness and still managed to keep it under an hour, enjoy! Followup:   Wyze Outdoor Cam (01:35) iPhone 13 Preorders (07:00) ComicCon (14:30) Apple vs. Epic ruling (17:40) Microsoft patch Tuesday, more than 80 bugs (18:25) CryptoWatch: Litecoin price jumped 20% after CNN falls for hoax press release (19:45) Dave's Pro Tip of the Week: Quick photo tips and Preserve Settings (23:30) Takes:  Facebook debuts its Ray-Ban Stories smart sunglasses (30:15) Tesla “Full Self-Driving” will require you to prove you're a good driver (34:40) Intuit to buy Mailchimp for $12 billion (36:50) Amazon hikes average U.S. starting pay to $18 (38:20) Not news: Comcast working with Hisense to launch their own TVs (40:40) Bonus Odd Take: Vocoder deep fake text to speech (42:35) Picks of the Week:  Dave: Container Store shoeboxes (44:50) Nate: Wyze Nite Light (49:40) Find us elsewhere: https://www.notnerd.com https://ratethispodcast.com/notnerd Tik Tok - https://www.tiktok.com/@notnerdpod Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/n0tnerd/ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/n0tnerd Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/n0tnerd/ Email - info@Notnerd.com Call or text 608.618.NERD(6373) If you would like to help support Notnerd financially, mentally, or physically, please contact us via any of the methods above. Consider any product/app links to be affiliate links.

No Limits Selling
Ray Leone on Solutions That Sell

No Limits Selling

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 29:40


Beginning in the field of computer science, Ray Leone was employed by The Atomic Energy Commission at Princeton University and later as program manager for Virginia Commonwealth University, RCA and UNISYS. Ray left that field to enter sales, becoming the top producer for two International corporations.     Ray combined his scientific background with practical field experience to develop his trademark selling program, the SALES FUNNEL®. Ray's system is taught on all five continents through licensees as well as Ray himself. Thousands of salesmasters around the world have been "FUNNELED". He has been cited by Target Training International with its President's Award for his contributions to human development.    Corporations that have retained Ray as a consultant have had amazing results. They include AT&T, EDS, Lucent Technologies, Comcast, Oracle, Wachovia, Cox Communications, Sprint, Clemson University, Canteen Vending, Scansource, Prudential, Bank Of America, Teledyne, Adecco, Duke Energy, Kemet, Rexam, and BioLab.    Kurt Kimball, Chairman, World Sales Council, Compass Group said "Our closing average has increased from 14.6% to 59.7% since we implemented Ray's system. Signing him to an exclusive contract in our industry is one of the best moves I've ever made."  Ray is the author of the national best-selling, SUCCESS SECRETS OF THE SALES FUNNEL and is the host of the radio program "Winning the Game of Life". He is a 30 year member of The National Speakers Association and is past president of NSA/Carolinas.    As a businessman, Ray is President of The Leone Resource Group and SSS Publishing. He is a sought after international speaker and consultant to Fortune 500 companies as well as small business owners.   Contact Ray: The Sales Funnel® Online University LinkedIn Twitter

HomeTech.fm Podcast
Episode 364 - Two Hubs, One Show

HomeTech.fm Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 38:01


This week on HomeTech: Picking up the pieces and news stories for the past two weeks post-CEDIA, big moves in business, Sonos ups pricing on just about everything, “Input 0” coming from both Comcast and Amazon, and TWO NEW HUBS! All this and, of course, a pic of the week!

Extraordinary Women Radio with Kami Guildner
Chelle Johnson – Mental Fitness to Raise Up Your Courage and Confidence and Live Abundantly — Episode 217

Extraordinary Women Radio with Kami Guildner

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021


Today I'm pleased to introduce you to one of my extraordinary clients, Chelle Johnson, a mental fitness who is a positive mental fitness authority who helps people be their best. Chelle is one of our speakers joining us at the Extraordinary Women Ignite Conference November 11-13. (You don't want to miss this!) In this delightful interview: Shares the story of how the Camino de Santiago opened her world to new visions with its own special message. Chelle enumerates the factors that allowed her business and her community to thrive despite the pandemic. She illustrates the power of listening to one's truth can change a person's perception and beliefs that will later transform into life itself. Listen to how Chelle helps address fear in her clients brought by the uncertainty of the situation and the health scare caused by the pandemic through small yet pivotal changes. Chelle is a first-generation college graduate that grew up with limiting beliefs, fear, and dysfunction. Through faith, resilience, grit, and determination, she held executive leadership roles in Talent Acquisition and HR at Fortune 50 companies such as Comcast, Lockheed Martin, Quest Diagnostics, and Honeywell. She lived and worked in Asia, Latin America, has an MBA and speaks Spanish and English. She now helps high achievers and diverse allies amplify their awesome and have abundance in their careers and life. Chelle is a career ally, change-maker, and positive mental fitness authority that helps people be their best. She loves helping people get crystal clear on who they are and what they want and building courage and confidence so that they can live abundantly. She is known for coaching and guiding people to listen to their inner wisdom, take risks, build their bravery, and have the courage to seek their best life. “Finding that essence of myself so I can then help my clients find essence in who they are.” – Chelle Johnson You're going to love Chelle – let's meet Chelle Johnson Chelle Johnson Show Notes

Lead With Your Brand!™
S2E35 : Bold for Good : Susan Jin Davis, Social Impact Officer, Al Roker Entertainment

Lead With Your Brand!™

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 46:29


Description: Jayzen is so thrilled to welcome his former colleague and all around amazing person, Susan Jin Davis, to the podcast. Susan has an amazing story to tell that is truly at the intersection of career and life. She has an incredible understanding how intertwined work and life are and need to be. As a self-proclaimed “change agent,” Susan leads with her bold brand to support her community and the world we all share, with a “pay it forward” attitude, constantly trying to open doors for those around her. Susan has had an incredible career journey, serving as Comcast's first Chief Sustainability Officer, working as an attorney and many other roles. She has been a pioneer in the field and currently is the Social Impact Officer for Al Roker Entertainment. In addition to her work in sustainability and social impact, She is a tireless advocate for diversity and the AAPI community. Guest Bio Susan Jin Davis Social Impact Officer, Al Roker Entertainment Susan Jin Davis has 30 years of experience in the telecommunications, media, entertainment, and technology industries. She currently serves as Social Impact Officer for Al Roker Entertainment, a leading producer of TV, digital, branded programming and entertainment. She is also an advisor for ALO Advisors, a firm specializing in areas of sustainability, diversity, and corporate social responsibility. She is also serving as a Senior Advisor on Social Impact & Sustainability for Philadelphia Soccer 2026, as part of Philadelphia's application team to be a host city for the World Cup games in 2026. Her focus is on human rights such as worker rights, housing, discrimination, safety and security, and grievances. Most recently, Ms. Jin Davis was a senior executive at Comcast Corporation, where she held a multitude of roles over a 15-year career at the Company, including becoming the company's first Chief Sustainability Officer, creating the framework for the company's Environmental, Social, and Governance disclosures, operationalizing its renewable energy and energy efficiency strategy, and contributing to transforming its fleet to low-carbon vehicles. Ms. Jin Davis is a well-experienced and well-respected executive in the area of diversity, equity, and inclusion (“DEI”). While at Comcast, Ms. Jin Davis negotiated a historic Memorandum of Understanding between Comcast and the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) national community as part of the company's acquisition of NBCUniversal. This created ground-breaking diversity commitments in the areas of programming, supplier, employment, and community investment that are the foundation for the company's current DEI strategy. An advocate for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) in business and corporate America, she is active in the AAPI community nationally. She serves as the Chair of the Board of the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) and serves on the Board of the Asian/Pacific Islander American Chamber of Commerce & Entrepreneurship (National ACE). Additionally, Ms. Jin Davis is a past board member of Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics, Inc. (LEAP) and the Asian and Pacific American Scholarship Fund (APIA Scholars). Her other volunteer leadership service includes the Board of Directors of the Juvenile Law Center and the Board of Trustees of her undergraduate alma mater, Bryn Mawr College where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science. She holds a Juris Doctor degree from the Dickinson School of Law of Penn State University. The active runner, arts lover, and foodie lives in Kennett Square, Pa. with her daughter, Sophia. Links To learn more about Lead With Your Brand and the Career Breakthrough Mentoring program, please visit: LeadWithyYourBrand.com To book Jayzen for a speaking engagement or workshop at your company, visit: JayzenPatria.com

America's Work Force Union Podcast
Eric Hetrick (IBEW Local 2322) / Billy Randel (Truckers Movement for Justice)

America's Work Force Union Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 54:40


IBEW Local 2322 Business Manager and Financial Secretary Eric Hetrick joined the AWF Union Podcast today to discuss negotiating the first contract for the Comcast bargaining unit in Massachusetts and the difficult journey they had to take to get the contract. Also featured on today's episode of the AWF Union Podcast was Truckers Movement for Justice Chief Organizer Billy Randel. He discussed the amount of hours truckers work compared to the amount of hours for which they get paid. He explained how the issues are caused by a largely unorganized trucking industry.

Packet Pushers - Network Break
Network Break 350: Intel Pledges Billions For European Chip Factories; Facebook Reveals New Data Center Design

Packet Pushers - Network Break

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 31:08


This week's Network Break podcast wonders what Intel wants in return for a multi-year, multi-billion pledge to build European chip factories, marvels at Facebook's newly revealed data center designs, analyzes Comcast's Masergy acquisition, and more. The post Network Break 350: Intel Pledges Billions For European Chip Factories; Facebook Reveals New Data Center Design appeared first on Packet Pushers.

Packet Pushers - Fat Pipe
Network Break 350: Intel Pledges Billions For European Chip Factories; Facebook Reveals New Data Center Design

Packet Pushers - Fat Pipe

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 31:08


This week's Network Break podcast wonders what Intel wants in return for a multi-year, multi-billion pledge to build European chip factories, marvels at Facebook's newly revealed data center designs, analyzes Comcast's Masergy acquisition, and more. The post Network Break 350: Intel Pledges Billions For European Chip Factories; Facebook Reveals New Data Center Design appeared first on Packet Pushers.

Packet Pushers - Full Podcast Feed
Network Break 350: Intel Pledges Billions For European Chip Factories; Facebook Reveals New Data Center Design

Packet Pushers - Full Podcast Feed

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 31:08


This week's Network Break podcast wonders what Intel wants in return for a multi-year, multi-billion pledge to build European chip factories, marvels at Facebook's newly revealed data center designs, analyzes Comcast's Masergy acquisition, and more. The post Network Break 350: Intel Pledges Billions For European Chip Factories; Facebook Reveals New Data Center Design appeared first on Packet Pushers.

How To (Podcast)
The Millionaire Expert & Millionaire Matchmaker | Patti Stanger

How To (Podcast)

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 70:00


Patti Stanger is best known for her BravoTv hit show, “The Millionaire Matchmaker.” Her show is streamed in over 200+ countries and is the highest repeated show on Comcast. Patti is also the Author of her Best-Selling book, “Become Your Own Matchmaker,” and "The Millionaire Expert."   Patti is the expert authority in love. Patti is also the industry-leading millionaire expert, after spending more than 30 years consulting millionaires and billionaires on their business and personal lives. Patti knows how to build international multi-million-dollar brands of her own. Patti founded and built “Millionaires Club 123” to international success, recognized as the leader in the matchmaking industry.   The Millionaire Expert: https://millionaireexpertbook.com/ Shining Icon: https://shiningicon.com/  

Ask Drone U
BONUS: FAA Sued for Illegal Remote ID

Ask Drone U

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 95:58


FAA Sued for Illegal Remote ID | Lawsuit Outcome to Impact UAS Policy, UTM, and UAS Integration Today's show is about RaceDayQuads, a hobby shop with a large financial stake in the sUAS do-it-yourself world, filing a lawsuit against FAA over Remote ID. They argue that Remote ID violates Constitutional guarantees. RaceDayQuads sued the FAA in April early 2021 and filed the above arguments on August 4, 2021. Next, the FAA will reply to the argument in writing, which is due September 3, 2021. Then, RaceDayQuads will reply to their reply, due September 23, 2021. After that, The Department of Justice (DOJ) and RaceDayQuads will argue in court in front of a judge, which will likely happen this winter. The ruling is expected in the Spring of 2022. The outcome of this lawsuit will impact UAS policy, UTM, and UAS integration into the NAS. Updates will come as the lawsuit continues What is the Lawsuit About? The argument alleges that tracking and recording GPS location violates the Fourth Amendment. The lawsuit cites Carpenter v. United States to assert that Remote ID is “more intrusive” than technology “already recognized as unconstitutional.” The argument alleges that the concept of FRIAs create a forced association with a private, dues-collecting organization to exercise privilege in the public airspace. This, the suit argues, is a violation of the First Amendment. The argument alleges that a private entity being able to deny access to public services violates Fifth Amendment protections. RaceDayQuads goes on to argue over the actual authority of the FAA. They assert that Congress has authorized the FAA to regulate “navigable airspace”…“above minimum altitude,” but that the Remote ID rule uses broader terminology than their authority, allowing themselves to regulate “airspace of the United States” (e.g., to the ground). The suit claims that backyards or below tree lines et cetera do not count as navigable airspace. As an aside, the suit also complains about not being able to register a park or one's back yard as a FRIA. Donate, and Support the cause: https://www.gofundme.com/f/savefpv   Get Your Biggest and Most Common Drone Certificate Questions Answered by Downloading this FREE Part 107 PDF Make sure to get yourself the all-new Drone U landing pad! Get your questions answered: https://thedroneu.com/. If you enjoy the show, the #1 thing you can do to help us out is to subscribe to it on iTunes. Can we ask you to do that for us real quick? While you're there, leave us a 5-star review, if you're inclined to do so. Thanks! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ask-drone-u/id967352832. Become a Drone U Member. Access to over 30 courses, great resources, and our incredible community. Follow Us Site – https://thedroneu.com/ Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/droneu Instagram – https://instagram.com/thedroneu/ Twitter – https://twitter.com/thedroneu YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/c/droneu Timestamps - What the lawsuit against the FAA is all about? - What are the main arguments in the lawsuit against FAA? - Why is GPS collection a 4th amendment violation? - Is the remote ID a masked surveillance program by the FAA? - Is the FAAs definition of navigable airspace a constitutional and regulation issue? - Does the NPRM fail to meet its purpose? Is it an illegal rule-making process? - Is the FAA hiding details from drone pilots?  - Is FAA's remote-id regulation a violation of the first amendment? - Is a backyard navigable airspace and does data from the drone a breach of constitutional rights? - Why are carriers like T-Mobile and Comcast on the FAA panel and how is it a breach of individual constitutional rights? And what can the lawsuit aim to achieve? - Does the lawsuit potentially delay the rollout of drone regulations and what are its implications? - Where can you find all data and information on the lawsuit?

Kimmer Show
Kimmer Show 312

Kimmer Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 93:40


Kimmer Show #312, Storm takes out Kimmers power, Comcast sucks, Hello Mr. Chow, No more Gravy, Wallets lost, Kimmer falls for a Portland back in stupid news, Joe Rogan blasts CNN, Hostage situation in Afghanistan, The fall of Biden begins, America fed up with Fauci and his lies, bad texting theatre and other fun s@#t on today's Kimmer-castSupport the show (http://Patreon.com/KimmerShow)

Lochhead on Marketing
124 The Big Brand Lie: How Categories Make Brands & Why Brand Marketers Never Believe It

Lochhead on Marketing

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 46:22


Welcome to a very special episode of Lochhead on Marketing. This episode is based on a recent Category Pirates newsletter that we wrote, which was about Big Brand Marketing and why it doesn't work. Think of this episode as more of an audiobook than a podcast, as I will be reading the article for you. Without further ado, let's get to reading. The Brand Cult A meaningful percentage of marketers, entrepreneurs, and executives are in what we like to call “The Brand Cult.” They've been taught the best (aka: “the most well known”) brand wins. Even though the data shows this is not true. Ford spends $2.5 billion per year on brand advertising, with a market cap of $50 billion. General Motors spends $3 billion, with a market cap of $70 billion. Meanwhile, Tesla spends $0, but has a market cap of $700 billion. In 2011, Google spent almost $600 million building and launching a social network to compete with Facebook and Twitter called Google+. If “the best brand wins,” how come Google+ failed? After all, Forbes named Google the 2nd “most valuable brand in the world” in 2020. Comcast spends more than $5 billion on branding and advertising each year. And yet, Comcast has long been considered “America's Most Hated Company.” There's even a Wikipedia page dedicated to the company's inadequacies, titled “Criticism of Comcast.” (United Airlines is a close second, if you ask us.) So if branding and “shouting from the rooftops” is the key to winning the game, how come $5 billion per year can't solve Comcast's problems? Maybe they need $10 billion? Though sharing data with a cult member is about the worst thing you can do. That's because facts are upsetting to feelings—particularly facts that disprove everything you've been taught to believe. Well, here's a fact: Categories make brands. Not the other way around. How The Brand Cult Began In 2011, The Atlantic published a piece titled, “How Brands Were Born: A Brief History of Modern Marketing.” “In the 1950s, consumer packaged goods companies like Procter and Gamble, General Foods and Unilever developed the discipline of brand management, or marketing as we know it today, when they noticed the quality levels of products being offered by competitors around them improve. A brand manager would be responsible for giving a product an identity that distinguished it from nearly indistinguishable competitors.” Note that last sentence. From our perspective, the obvious response and clear “no brainer” solution to being “nearly indistinguishable” is to get different: design a new space, come up with something new, and make others play a game you created. But that's not what most “marketing & branding experts” decided. Instead, they said, “Let's ignore the fact there is nothing unique about us, our product, or what we do for the world. Instead, let's do some branding.” As if sprinkling some kind of magic dust on your “brand” (changing the colors, the font, the logo design, etc.) is going to drive a breakthrough in growth. Or, even worse, “Let's call ourselves a community. Let's use big, all-encompassing, undifferentiated language to make ourselves appeal to everyone. Something like, ‘We are an authentic, purpose-driven brand.'” Thus, “the brand cult” was formed—and The Big Brand Lie began. If you'd like to hear the rest of the article, download and listen to this episode. You can also check it out at Category Pirates. Who knows, you might find that you have a little pirate in you as well.

This or Something Better
EP 44: The Life Brief with Bonnie Wan

This or Something Better

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 42:32


Have you ever asked yourself these hard questions...What do you really, really want in your life?  What matters most to you?  These are the questions you will find in the Life Brief.  The Life Brief is the creation of Bonnie Wan. It's a practice that helps you uncover what you really want in life in order to live with intention, creativity and joy.  In 2010, during a crisis of meaning, Bonnie took her professional experience as a creative strategist and wrote a creative brief for her life. The resulting Life Brief not only saved her marriage and took her family down a new and exciting path, but it was also the beginning of her work to help others evaluate their lives to find the things they desired most.  When my friend Erin introduced me to Bonnie and to The Life Brief, I knew I needed to have Bonnie on the show. Her energy is palpable, her boldness admirable and The Life Brief is without a doubt an exercise that everyone should explore.    About Bonnie Bonnie Wan is creator, speaker and author of The Life Brief, a practice that helps people live with intention and imagination. As Partner and Head of Brand Strategy at Goodby Silverstein & Partners, Bonnie has spent almost three decades building brands for clients like Nest, Comcast, Adobe, HP and BMW. Her creative work also includes innovative, award-winning campaigns fighting child sex trafficking, racial justice, gender inequality, cyberbullying and college-campus rape. In 2010, during a crisis of meaning, she wrote a creative brief for her life and The Life Brief was born. The resulting Life Brief not only saved her marriage but kicked off ten years of family adventure filled with unexpected twists and unimaginable gifts. Today, Bonnie teaches others how to get clear and then creative about living their best lives through her Life Brief Workbook, workshops, retreats and key note talks. Bonnie is featured in the documentary film, The Big Flip which chronicles four breadwinning moms and their stay-at-home husbands. She has appeared in Jeff Goodby and Rich Silverstein's Masterclass on Advertising and Creativity, Katie Couric's Katie show as well as HuffPost Live. She lives with her husband, four kids and Charlie the dog.   Connect With Bonnie Website https://thelifebrief.com Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/livingthelifebrief/

Syndication Made Easy with Vinney (Smile) Chopra
Different ways to increase NOI (Net Operating Income)

Syndication Made Easy with Vinney (Smile) Chopra

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 27:48


The Syndication Show - Different ways to increase NOI (Net Operating Income) with Special guest: Kevin Gardner Kevin spent nearly 20 years with Comcast and was responsible for managing the team that negotiated telecommunications access agreements with multifamily property owners. In 2007, Kevin started Telecom Marketing Strategies (Parent company of Multifamily Utility Solutions). In 2017, Multifamily Utility Solutions became its own entity to better serve the needs of Multifamily Property Owners. For Multifamily Property Owners, Kevin's experience has resulted in favorable contract terms related to their telecommunications agreements which are important even if Owners do not pay for their residents' cable. At the request of clients, MUS expanded their services to include electric and gas utilities. Now MUS clients can benefit from improved Net Operating Income in multiple utility services. MUS serves clients across the country with as few units as a hundred to ones with thousands. https://multifamilyutilitysolutions.com/ Invest NOW with Vinney, Learn NOW from Vinney! Book your FREE Strategy Call NOW! Go to this link: https://calendly.com/jonroosen/ Check out Mr. Vinney Smile Chopra at: https://vinneychopra.com/ Invest Passively in Senior Housing: https://seniorlivinginvesting.co/ Contact Me Here For more info: https://vinneychopra.com/contact-vinney/  vinney@vinneychopra.com

Masters of Community with David Spinks
Making Sense of the Community Boom with Brian Oblinger

Masters of Community with David Spinks

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 64:55


Learn more about Brian:Brian's LinkedinBrian's TwitterBrian's WebsiteBrian's Podcast: In Before The LockEpisode resources:The Business of Belonging: How to Make Community your Competitive AdvantageSend episode feedback to pod@cmxhub.comIf you enjoyed this episode then please either:Subscribe, rate, and review on Apple PodcastsFollow on Spotify

Cyber and Technology with Mike
02 September 2021 Cyber and Tech News

Cyber and Technology with Mike

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 10:49


In today's podcast we cover four crucial cyber and technology topics, including: 1. AutoDesk reveals they were victims of SolarWinds hack 2. New York Credit Union impacted by former employee 3. Researchers confirm TV remotes can be hacked from over 60 feet way 4. China arrests Mozi Botnet operators I'd love feedback, feel free to send your comments and feedback to  | cyberandtechwithmike@gmail.com

4Front® The Podcast
Dick Kirsche

4Front® The Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 59:38


Richard (Dick) KirscheDick is a retired Electrical Engineer after more than 60 years in the profession.  That career provided him with opportunities to work with several emerging technologies.Dick graduated from Lehigh University in 1960 with a degree in electrical engineering.  He began his career at ITT Laboratories working on radar systems and satellite earth station terminals that provided the ground communication link for the early communication satellites.  (Telstar, Relay, Syncom, etc.)Dick transitioned to a position at RCA Astro-electronics after an IT&T reduction in force.  Astro was designing and building several early satellite systems.  Dick's concentration was the design and qualification for launch of the command receivers that supported ground control commands.  He continued in the aerospace industry until the mid 1960's when he joined a startup company designing custom power supplies and a UHF television exciter for a startup transmitter manufacturer. (Townsend Associates)  Dick joined Townsend to head up their transmitter design and production engineering.  Townsend was acquired by Ampex Corporation which expanded their presence in the Broadcast Industry.  When Ampex suffered some financial setbacks related to their music recording business.  The Broadcast transmitter division was shuttered to improve their bottom line.  In 1972 Dick was part of a group from the closing Ampex transmitter operation that started Spectrum Cable, a company that was seeking cable system franchises in the Western Massachusetts area.  Spectrum was awarded franchises in 3 communities in the suburbs of Springfield, MA.  At that time Cable television was, essentially, a reception service which made operation in city TV markets like Springfield challenging.  Spectrum's offering to that market was superior reception in addition to 2 channels from the Boston, MA market that provided coverage of major hockey and basketball teams.  Spectrum employed a unique network of cylindrical steel towers, with headend electronics at the top and distant signals shared by microwave.  Shortly after Spectrum began operation Home Box Office was added via regional microwave.   Spectrum was acquired by Colony Communications in 1975.  Spectrum's cable systems were combined with 4 cable franchises in the same region operated by Colony.  Dick was hired to head up engineering for that group of cable franchises.  Over time, Dick's responsibilities expanded to head of engineering for all of Colony's cable and MDS microwave systems.  Cable system technology was advancing rapidly during that period.  Channels, received from satellites became common.  Dick worked with the Colony engineering team to install the 2nd 10-meter dia. earth station in the Northeast.  Expansion of cable service channels, from satellite, sparked a rapid growth in public interest in cable TV service.  Colony aggressively supported that expansion of service offerings on their cable systems.  Dick also supported the franchise acquisition team seeking additional cable television communities for Colony.  Dick left Colony at the end of 1981, joining Greater Media Cable at the start of 1982 as Vice President of Engineering.  Greater Media had a strong presence in New England which was expanded through franchising and acquisitions.  That expansion also included one-fourth of the City of Philadelphia and a complex of systems located in the suburbs of Detroit, MI.  Cable television technology was advancing rapidly during that period as operators continued to improve their service offerings and reliability.   During his employment with Greater Media, that operator became a founding member of CableLabs, deployed a 60 channel AML microwave system for the large Worcester complex of towns, began offering DOCSIS data over cable service, began using fiber optic cable for video distribution, and expanded their local video origination service to a full-time live news service.  Dick was active on SCTE, CableLabs, and NCTA Industry committees for Greater Media.  The Greater Media cable operations were sold in 1999.  In 2000 Dick joined RCN, a system operator that competed in the Cable space by building their own facilities in parallel with the incumbent cable television provider, as Director of Video technology.  RCN deployed Video on Demand technology and developed a unique set-top box technology designed to give RCN a competitive advantage in the Chicago cable market.   Dick joined Comcast Cable as a Director in 2005.  Initially, he was part of the team creating a specification for a set-top box design unique to Comcast.  His work continued as part of a small engineering team testing and certifying set-top boxes for deployment to subscribers by Comcast.  His duties also expanded to supporting Comcast's work to improve the energy efficiency of Comcast devices in subscriber's homes.  This included active participation in the DOE's Energy Star program and Cable industry initiatives to address government energy efficiency requirements.  Mr. Kirsche left Comcast in 2010 and opened Kirsche Consulting LLC.  Kirsche Consulting supported Cable Operators' set-top and energy efficiency reporting efforts.  That work included considerable recordkeeping and analysis work for Comcast which led to significant energy savings for Comcast subscribers.Dick officially retired in 2018 but continues to support SCTE standards work as a volunteer.   AcknowledgmentsA special thank you to Benjamin Monlezun for the use of his original song, Downpoor.The views expressed in this episode are solely those of the podcast host and guests and do not necessarily represent the position, strategy, or opinions of CableLabs.

Experience Design with Tony Daussat
The Power of Storytelling (w/ HELO Co-Founder Brendan Kiernan)

Experience Design with Tony Daussat

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 22:50


Our guest today is Brendan Kiernan, the CEO and co-founder of Hēlō, a studio creating moving experiences that connect brands with their consumers by bringing together the best in creative strategy, storytelling, production, and event design. Their list of awards is nearly endless, including, in just within their first 3 years of business winning 13 Cannes Lions.HELO creates moving experiences that connect brands with their consumers by bringing together the best in creative strategy, storytelling, production, and event design. They've worked with top brands to include Amazon Studios, Hulu, Comcast, Budlight, and Santander.-Join the Bottle Rocket Team! Check out all job openings here: https://www.bottlerocketstudios.com/careersUntil next time, friends...stay curious.

Computer Talk with TAB
Computer Talk 8/28/21 Hr 2

Computer Talk with TAB

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 28, 2021 37:38


Comcast modem issue, Webroot pre-paid card, EMF wifi  effect on people, Internet privacy, Upgrading a 5 year old system, Router config, I opened a spam message am I ok?   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Behind the Shot - Audio
Light Painting

Behind the Shot - Audio

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 47:03


Let's start here... Cliff Mautner's career in photography spans 38 years. Think about that for a minute... 38 years ago Nikon released the world's first SLR with Matrix Metering, the Nikon FA, and the world's first camera with a 1/250 sec. flash sync speed, the FE2. Man, we've come a long way, and Cliff has been there for all of it. Cliff's career has included multiple genres. After 15 years and 6000 assignments as a photojournalist with the Philadelphia Inquirer, as well as shooting for an eclectic array of commercial clients ranging from Comcast to Subaru, Cliff launched his wedding photography career. After about 1100 weddings or so, he still brings the same passion and intensity with him to each event with an emphasis on creating authentic moments in some of the most difficult light imaginable. His ability to blend his lifetime of experience in photojournalism and commercial photography with his wedding photography is amazing. Browsing through his portfolio quickly reveals a journalistic approach to capturing his client's most important day. Experience like Cliff's, and more importantly talent like Cliff's, comes with recognition. Cliff is a very proud Nikon Ambassador to the United States, and an Ambassador for Light & Motion. He was named one of the top ten wedding photographers in the world by American PHOTO magazine, and has received the Nikon WPPI Photographer of the Year award. He has also has been honored with the International Photographic Council Leadership medal at the United Nations, presented with the WPPI Lifetime Achievement Award, and is a two time WPPI Grand Award winner for photojournalism. Like I said.... talent like this gets recognized. Join Nikon Ambassador, and Light & Motion Ambassador, Cliff Mautner and me as we explore the challenging world of wedding photography, and the art of light painting, on this Behind the Shot. Connect with Cliff Website: cmphotography.com Instagram: @cliffmautner Facebook: @CliffMautnerPhotography Facebook Group: Cliff Mautner Education Twitter: @cliffmautner The Lighting and Skillset Bootcamp Website: cmbootcamp.com Nikon Ambassadors: nikonusa.com Light & Motion Collections: lightandmotion.com/collections/camera Ambassadors: lightandmotion.com/blogs/ambassadors Cliff's KelbyOne Classes Website: kelbyone.com Cliff's Photographer Picks Dave Black: daveblackphotography.com Mark Edward Harris: markedwardharris.com Larry Price: larrycprice.com Elliott Erwitt: elliotterwitt.com Diane Arbus: fraenkelgallery.com Sebastião Salgado: icp.org Sebastião Salgado Documentary: The Salt of the Earth

Behind the Shot - Video
Light Painting

Behind the Shot - Video

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 47:03


Let's start here... Cliff Mautner's career in photography spans 38 years. Think about that for a minute... 38 years ago Nikon released the world's first SLR with Matrix Metering, the Nikon FA, and the world's first camera with a 1/250 sec. flash sync speed, the FE2. Man, we've come a long way, and Cliff has been there for all of it. Cliff's career has included multiple genres. After 15 years and 6000 assignments as a photojournalist with the Philadelphia Inquirer, as well as shooting for an eclectic array of commercial clients ranging from Comcast to Subaru, Cliff launched his wedding photography career. After about 1100 weddings or so, he still brings the same passion and intensity with him to each event with an emphasis on creating authentic moments in some of the most difficult light imaginable. His ability to blend his lifetime of experience in photojournalism and commercial photography with his wedding photography is amazing. Browsing through his portfolio quickly reveals a journalistic approach to capturing his client's most important day. Experience like Cliff's, and more importantly talent like Cliff's, comes with recognition. Cliff is a very proud Nikon Ambassador to the United States, and an Ambassador for Light & Motion. He was named one of the top ten wedding photographers in the world by American PHOTO magazine, and has received the Nikon WPPI Photographer of the Year award. He has also has been honored with the International Photographic Council Leadership medal at the United Nations, presented with the WPPI Lifetime Achievement Award, and is a two time WPPI Grand Award winner for photojournalism. Like I said.... talent like this gets recognized. Join Nikon Ambassador, and Light & Motion Ambassador, Cliff Mautner and me as we explore the challenging world of wedding photography, and the art of light painting, on this Behind the Shot. Connect with Cliff Website: cmphotography.com Instagram: @cliffmautner Facebook: @CliffMautnerPhotography Facebook Group: Cliff Mautner Education Twitter: @cliffmautner The Lighting and Skillset Bootcamp Website: cmbootcamp.com Nikon Ambassadors: nikonusa.com Light & Motion Collections: lightandmotion.com/collections/camera Ambassadors: lightandmotion.com/blogs/ambassadors Cliff's KelbyOne Classes Website: kelbyone.com Cliff's Photographer Picks Dave Black: daveblackphotography.com Mark Edward Harris: markedwardharris.com Larry Price: larrycprice.com Elliott Erwitt: elliotterwitt.com Diane Arbus: fraenkelgallery.com Sebastião Salgado: icp.org Sebastião Salgado Documentary: The Salt of the Earth

Front Row Noles
Front Row Noles- 8/25/21

Front Row Noles

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 41:42


With the season opener against Notre Dame just 10 days away, FSU Defensive Coordinator Adam Fuller joins Tom and Keith to break down the FSU defense. Plus the Osceola's Bob Ferrante is back with other FSU updates from the gridiron, soccer pitch and volleyball court. And what's up with that ACC Network teaser on Comcast this week? The Front Row Noles guys will have an answer. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Stand Up! with Pete Dominick
The Legendary Iconic Comedian Actor Host Humanitarian Bob Saget & featuring Trump Supporter Ryan in KS. Episode 420

Stand Up! with Pete Dominick

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 120:42


Stand Up is a daily podcast. I book,host,edit, post and promote new episodes with brilliant guests every day.  Please subscribe and support the show with a PAID SUBSCRIPTION right now for as little as 5$ and gain access to a community of over 800 awesome, curious, kind, funny, brilliant, generous souls. Also today's sponsor is Indeed.com/Standup Bob Saget and I go way back and I was really happy to have him join me. He is one of the best of all time. Listen to his podcast and see him live. Here is is official bio: Yes, Bob Saget has starred in many successful television shows, including two of the most family-friendly shows network TV has ever produced (Full House and Americas Funniest Home Videos) but he's also an out of his mind, Grammy-nominated standup comedian for over thirty years. From his latest Amazon special, Zero to Sixty, to his HBO special That Ain't Right to his scene-stealing cameos in Entourage, and The Aristocrats, it's always effective as Saget embraces his mischievous side. From directing MGM's cult favorite feature film Dirty Work, to directing and producing the highly acclaimed ABC television movie, For Hope, to starring in the critically acclaimed, Paul Weitz off-Broadway play, Privilege, to starring on Broadway in the Tony Award winning The Drowsy Chaperone, Bob Saget shows no signs of stopping. Ever. In 2007 came the hugely successful DVD release of Farce of the Penguins, an R-rated comedy/documentary/love story, that he voiced-over, wrote, directed, and produced, with producer David Permut. And then came the hit NBC quiz show 1 VS 100, where Bob ad-libbed his way through the one-hour prime time format. In 2008, The Comedy Central Roast of Bob Saget premiered to the second highest ratings of all TV that night, second only to the Olympics. For many years now, Bob has been a proud board member of the Scleroderma Research Foundation. He co-produces and hosts "Cool Comedy Hot Cuisine" fundraising events in Los Angeles, New York, Las Vegas and San Francisco. To date, they have raised over 53 million dollars for the SRF going directly to research to cure this disease. Bob was seen several times reprising the role of “Himself” on HBO's hit series Entourage as well as a cameo in the film. He also starred in his own documentary comedy series for A&E titled, Strange Days with Bob Saget, an exploration of unusual subcultures in America. In 2014, Bob completed his first Australian theater tour visiting Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. Bob continued touring, playing to sold out audiences in theaters and universities across North America and in 2012 he hosted the Montreal Comedy Festival's first live 90 minute JFL XXX TV show which continues to air across Canada on The Movie Network. His 2013 one-hour stand-up special, That's What I'm Talkin' About, was nominated for a 2014 Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album. The special was filmed at The Moore Theatre in Seattle, premiered on Showtime in May 2013 and is now available on multiple platforms, both as a comedy album and special. Bob's first book is a New York Times Best Seller - DIRTY DADDY was released on April 8, 2014 to critical acclaim with Vanity Fair calling it, “Hilarious and at times heartbreaking.” The book is also available as an audio book, recorded by Bob. In January 2016, Bob finished a very fulfilling and successful 9-week run on Broadway in the Tony-nominated play, Hand To God, playing the part of a Lutheran minister, Pastor Greg. That year he also co-starred in the film, A Stand Up Guy and began his six season run on the hit Netflix series, Fuller House which ended shooting in 2020. In 2018, Bob made his London performance debut at the Leicester Square Theatre, and can't wait to return to perform there when the times allow. Bob's newest hour-long stand-up special, Zero To Sixty, was shot in Brooklyn at The Williamsburg Hall of Music in May 2017. Zero To Sixty premiered worldwide on November 14, 2017 on multiple digital platforms including Amazon Prime, iTunes, Comcast, DirecTV, and many others. It's also available as a comedy album including vinyl LPs as well as streaming and downloads for all forms. On April 23, 2019, Bob's independent film, Benjamin, was released as the first Redbox Original release and it is also available on many streaming platforms. Bob directed and starred with an amazing ensemble cast: Rob Corddry, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Kevin Pollak, Cheri Oteri, Dave Foley, Max Burkholder, Clara Mamet, David Hull, Jonny Weston, and Peri Gilpin. The film was produced by Nicholas Tabarrok. In this original dark comedy, Ed (Bob Saget), reluctantly calls together an oddball assortment of friends and family to intervene on the supposed drug habit of his 15-year-old son, Benjamin (Max Burkholder). What quickly follows is a night of finger-pointing, petty thievery, adulterous backstabbing, and a seesaw of crooked emotional revelations — all leading to the misguided but sincere attempt to heal this dysfunctional family. In 2019, Bob hosted the new CMT TV series, Nashville Squares.. On April 20, 2020, Bob launched his podcast, Bob Saget's Here For You, now at 100 episodes, featuring Bob's one of a kind stream of consciousness storytelling and real and honest conversations with amazing guests, including: Tiffany Haddish, Jason Sudeikis, Whoopi Goldberg, Norman Lear, Regina Hall, Bill Burr, John Mayer, Candace Cameron Bure, Cedric the Entertainer, John Stamos, Jake Tapper, Nikki Glaser, Jon Hamm and Bob Newhart. Last fall, Bob performed at Dave Chappelle's Summer Camp, which he just did again in May, 2021, appeared on the hit Fox TV show I Can See Your Voice, and performed as Squiggly Monster on The Masked Singer. Bob just wrapped shooting the dark comedy film, Blue Iguana, in the Cayman Islands, alongside Joel David Moore, Jason Jones, Carly Chaikin, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Chantel Riley, and Iggy Pop. It was directed by Jeremey LaLonde and Produced by Nicholas Tabarrok. The story involves a dying man (Pop) who will leave his entitled children his fortune only if they can spend the weekend together in his Cayman Islands home. They end up trying to murder one of their siblings in order to get his share of the fortune. Bob is overjoyed to be back on his stand-up tour with a new hour plus of material with dates scheduled all over North America, happening right now. For more, visit www.BobSaget.com and follow Bob on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and TikTok. BobSaget.com - Twitter.com/BobSaget - Facebook.com/BobSaget - Instagram.com/BobSaget Or on TikTok @BobSaget or Snapchat @Bobsterclaw Check out all things Jon Carroll Follow and Support Pete Coe Pete on YouTube Pete on Twitter Pete On Instagram Pete Personal FB page Stand Up with Pete FB page

Mom Enough: Parenting tips, research-based advice + a few personal confessions!
Digital Equity for Children and Families: Barriers, Solutions & Ways to Get Involved

Mom Enough: Parenting tips, research-based advice + a few personal confessions!

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 22:27


Having a strong, stable internet connection and up-to-date equipment is more important today than ever. Connectivity is essential for children's school success, parents' access to information about health and safety, health and mental health services that often are delivered virtually. Social connections for all family members, especially as the uncertainty of the pandemic continues, is another important reason for internet access. Yet, too many children and families still lack the connection they need. So what are the factors that account for this lack of digital equity? And what are solutions at the level of individual families, schools, other organizations and communities as a whole?   In this week's episode of Mom Enough, Stacey Nelson Kumar, Director of Community Impact for Comcast Twin Cities Region, joins Marti & Erin for an important discussion of the barriers to digital equity. She shares creative solutions that are making it possible for Twin Cities families and children, whatever their income or background, to get connected in their homes and throughout the community. Learn about Internet Essentials for families, Comcast's Partnership Programs that meet people where they are, and more than 70 free Lift Zones throughout the metro area. Most important, learn how you or people you know can take advantage of these initiatives. And, if you don't live in the Twin Cities or Minnesota, get ideas for how your own community might engage internet providers in stepping up to promote digital equity.   WHAT CAN YOU DO TO ADDRESS DIGITAL EQUITY? What are some of the barriers to digital equity Stacey Nelson Kumar identified in this Mom Enough discussion? What did you learn about solutions at the family level? At the level of schools or other community organizations? If you live in the Twin Cities Metro area, how could you or others you know benefit from programs such as Internet Essentials, the Partnership Program or the more than 70 Lift Zones in this community?   WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT DIGITAL ACCESS? ❉ MOM ENOUGH LIVE: WIRED FOR SUCCESS. Tune in to the second Mom Enough Live discussion on removing barriers to internet access for online learning with co-hosts, Dr. Erin Erickson and Dr. Marti Erickson, and guest expert, Stacey Nelson-Kumar of Comcast. Learn about digital equity, how Comcast is connecting low-income families with internet through their Internet Essentials program, how you can find out if you qualify for low-cost internet, and what you can do to help families in the community get connected!   ❉ MOM ENOUGH LIVE: MANAGING SCREEN TIME DURING COVD-19. Tune in to the third Mom Enough Live discussion on managing screen time during the pandemic with co-hosts, Dr. Erin Erickson and Dr. Marti Erickson, and guest expert, Jill Hornbacher of Comcast. Learn about parents' biggest concerns about their children's internet use, how the pandemic has changed screen time usage, why it's difficult to stay on top of your family's internet use, how parents can manage screen time, and what resources will help parents do this at home.   ❉ MONITORING AND MANAGING YOUR CHILDREN'S SCREEN TIME. Mom Enough partnered with Comcast to let you know about new resources for monitoring and managing your children's screen time. But the innovative Xfinity xFi system gives you a simple way to use your phone to monitor WiFi use, set parental controls, pause access to WiFi on your home network and much more — even when you are not at home! Learn more in video.   ❉ SCREEN TIME IN EARLY CHILDHOOD: CONCERNS, OPPORTUNITIES AND REALISTIC GUIDELINES. In a world dominated by electronic devices, many of us worry about the longterm impact on our children, especially those who get hooked on screen time at an early age. What is a good age to introduce screens? How much time is too much? To what extent are very young children learning useful things from screen time? Dr. Megan Gunnar, a world-renown expert from the University of M...

The History of Computing
Do You Yahoo!?

The History of Computing

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 28:15


The simple story of Yahoo! Is that they were an Internet search company that came out of Stanford during the early days of the web. They weren't the first nor the last. But they represent a defining moment in the rise of the web as we know it today, when there was enough content out there that there needed to be an easily searchable catalog of content. And that's what Stanford PhD students David Philo and Jerry Yang built. As with many of those early companies it began as a side project called “Jerry and David's Guide to the World Wide Web.” And grew into a company that at one time rivaled any in the world. At the time there were other search engines and they all started adding portal aspects to the site growing fast until the dot-com bubble burst. They slowly faded until being merged with another 90s giant, AOL, in 2017 to form Oath, which got renamed to Verizon Media in 2019 and then effectively sold to investment management firm Apollo Global Management in 2021. Those early years were wild. Yang moved to San Jose in the 70s from Taiwan, and earned a bachelors then a masters at Stanford - where he met David Filo in 1989. Filo is a Wisconsin kid who moved to Stanford and got his masters in 1990. The two went to Japan in 1992 on an exchange program and came home to work on their PhDs. That's when they started surfing the web. Within two years they started their Internet directory in 1994. As it grew they hosted the database on Yang's student computer called akebono and the search engine on konishiki, which was Filo's. They renamed it to Yahoo, short for Yet Another Hierarchical Officious Oracle - after all they maybe considered themselves Yahoos at the time. And so Yahoo began life as akebono.stanford.edu/~yahoo. Word spread fast and they'd already had a million hits by the end of 1994. It was time to move out of Stanford. Mark Andreesen offered to let them move into Netscape. They bought a domain in 1995 and incorporated the company, getting funding from Sequoia Capital raising $3,000,000. They tinkered with selling ads on the site to fund buying more servers but there was a lot of businessing. They decided that they would bring in Tim Koogle (which ironically rhymes with Google) to be CEO who brought in Jeff Mallett from Novell's consumer division to be the COO. They were the suits and got revenues up to a million dollars. The idea of the college kids striking gold fueled the rise of other companies and Yang and Filo became poster children. Applications from all over the world for others looking to make their mark started streaming in to Stanford - a trend that continues today. Yet another generation was about to flow into Silicon Valley. First the chip makers, then the PC hobbyists turned businesses, and now the web revolution. But at the core of the business were Koogle and Mallett, bringing in advertisers and investors. And the next year needing more and more servers and employees to fuel further expansion, they went public, selling over two and a half million shares at $13 to raise nearly $34 million. That's just one year after a gangbuster IPO from Netscape. The Internet was here. Revenues shot up to $20 million. A concept we repeatedly look at is the technological determinism that industries go through. At this point it's easy to look in the rear view mirror and see change coming at us. First we document information - like Jerry and David building a directory. Then we move it to a database so we can connect that data. Thus a search engine. Given that Yahoo! was a search engine they were already on the Internet. But the next step in the deterministic application of modern technology is to replace human effort with increasingly sophisticated automation. You know, like applying basic natural language processing, classification, and polarity scoring algorithms to enrich the human experience. Yahoo! hired “surfers” to do these tasks. They curated the web. Yes, they added feeds for news, sports, finance, and created content. Their primary business model was to sell banner ads. And they pioneered the field. Banner ads mean people need to be on the site to see them. So adding weather, maps, shopping, classifieds, personal ads, and even celebrity chats were natural adjacencies given that mental model. Search itself was almost a competitor, sending people to other parts of the web that they weren't making money off eyeballs. And they were pushing traffic to over 65 million pages worth of data a day. They weren't the only ones. This was the portal era of search and companies like Lycos, Excite, and InfoSeek were following the same model. They created local directories and people and companies could customize the look and feel. Their first designer, David Shen, takes us through the user experience journey in his book Takeover! The Inside Story the Yahoo Ad Revolution. They didn't invent pay-per-clic advertising but did help to make it common practice and proved that money could be made on this whole new weird Internet thing everyone was talking about. The first ad they sold was for MCI and from there they were practically printing money. Every company wanted in on the action - and sales just kept going up. Bill Clinton gave them a spot in the Internet Village during his 1997 inauguration and they were for a time seemingly synonymous with the Internet. The Internet was growing fast. Cataloging the Internet and creating content for the Internet became a larger and larger manual task. As did selling ads, which was a manual transaction requiring a larger and larger sales force. As with other rising internet properties, people dressed how they wanted, they'd stay up late building code or content and crash at the desk. They ran funny cheeky ads with that yodel - becoming a brand that people knew and many equated to the Internet. We can thank San Francisco's Black Rocket ad agency for that. They grew fast. The founders made several strategic acquisitions and gobbled up nearly every category of the Internet that has each grown to billions of dollars. They bought Four 11 for $95 million in their first probably best acquisition, and used them to create Yahoo! Mail in 1997 and a calendar in 1998. They had over 12 million Yahoo! Email users by he end of the year, inching their way to the same number of AOL users out there. There were other tools like Yahoo Briefcase, to upload files to the web. Now common with cloud storage providers like Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, and even Office 365. And contacts and Messenger - a service that would run until 2018. Think of all the messaging apps that have come with their own spin on the service since. 1998 also saw the acquisition of Viaweb, founded by the team that would later create Y Combinator. It was just shy of a $50M acquisition that brought the Yahoo! Store - which was similar to the Shopify of today. They got a $250 million investment from Softbank, bought Yoyodyne, and launched AT&T's WorldNet service to move towards AOL's dialup services. By the end of the year they were closing in on 100 million page views a day. That's a lot of banners shown to visitors. But Microsoft was out there, with their MSN portal at the height of the browser wars. Yahoo! bought Broadcast.com in 1999 saddling the world with Mark Cuban. They dropped $5.7 billion for 300 employees and little more than an ISDN line. Here, they paid over a 100x multiple of annual revenues and failed to transition sellers into their culture. Sales cures all. In his book We Were Yahoo! Jeremy Ring describes the lays much of the blame of the failure to capitalize on the acquisition as not understanding the different selling motion. I don't remember him outright saying it was hubris, but he certainly indicates that it should have worked out and that broadcast.com was could have been what YouTube would become. Another market lost in a failed attempt at Yahoo TV. And yet many of these were trends started by AOL. They also bought GeoCities in 99 for $3.7 billion. Others have tried to allow for fast and easy site development - the no code wysiwyg web. GeoCities lasted until 2009 - a year after Google launched Google Sites. And we have Wix, Squarespace, WordPress, and so many others offering similar services today. As they grew some of the other 130+ search engines at the time folded. The new products continued. The Yahoo Notebook came before Evernote. Imagine your notes accessible to any device you could log into. The more banners shown, the more clicks. Advertisers could experiment in ways they'd never been able to before. They also inked distribution deals, pushing traffic to other site that did things they didn't. The growth of the Internet had been fast, with nearly 100 million people armed with Internet access - and yet it was thought to triple in just the next three years. And even still many felt a bubble was forming. Some, like Google, had conserved cash - others like Yahoo! Had spent big on acquisitions they couldn't monetize into truly adjacent cash flow generating opportunities. And meanwhile they were alienating web properties by leaning into every space that kept eyeballs on the site. By 2000 their stock traded at $118.75 and they were the most valuable internet company at $125 billion. Then as customers folded when the dot-com bubble burst, the stock fell to $8.11 the next year. One concept we talk about in this podcast is a lost decade. Arguably they'd entered into theirs around the time the dot-com bubble burst. They decided to lean into being a media company even further. Again, showing banners to eyeballs was the central product they sold. They brought in Terry Semel in 2001 using over $100 million in stock options to entice him. And the culture problems came fast. Semel flew in a fancy jet, launched television shows on Yahoo! and alienated programmers, effectively creating an us vs them and de-valuing the work done on the portal and search. Work that could have made them competitive with Google Adwords that while only a year old was already starting to eat away at profits. But media. They bought a company called LaunchCast in 2001, charging a monthly fee to listen to music. Yahoo Music came before Spotify, Pandora, Apple Music, and even though it was the same year the iPod was released, they let us listen to up to 1,000 songs for free or pony up a few bucks a month to get rid of ads and allow for skips. A model that has been copied by many over the years. By then they knew that paid search was becoming a money-maker over at Google. Overture had actually been first to that market and so Yahoo! Bought them for $1.6 billion in 2003. But again, they didn't integrate the team and in a classic “not built here” moment started Project Panama where they'd spend three years building their own search advertising platform. By the time that shipped the search war was over and executives and great programmers were flowing into other companies all over the world. And by then they were all over the world. 2005 saw them invest $1 billion in a little company called Alibaba. An investment that would accelerate Alibaba to become the crown jewel in Yahoo's empire and as they dwindled away, a key aspect of what led to their final demise. They bought Flickr in 2005 for $25M. User generated content was a thing. And Flickr was almost what Instagram is today. Instead we'd have to wait until 2010 for Instagram because Flickr ended up yet another of the failed acquisitions. And here's something wild to thin about - Stewart Butterfield and Cal Henderson started another company after they sold Flickr. Slack sold to Salesforce for over $27 billion. Not only is that a great team who could have turned Flickr into something truly special, but if they'd been retained and allowed to flourish at Yahoo! they could have continued building cooler stuff. Yikes. Additionally, Flickr was planning a pivot into social networking, right before a time when Facebook would take over that market. If fact, they tried to buy Facebook for just over a billion dollars in 2006. But Zuckerberg walked away when the price went down after the stock fell. They almost bought YouTube and considered buying Apple, which is wild to think about today. Missed opportunities. And Semmel was the first of many CEOs who lacked vision and the capacity to listen to the technologists - in a technology company. These years saw Comcast bring us weather.com, the rise of espn online taking eyeballs away from Yahoo! Sports, Gmail and other mail services reducing reliance on Yahoo! Mail. Facebook, LinkedIn, and other web properties rose to take ad placements away. Even though Yahoo Finance is still a great portal even sites like Bloomberg took eyeballs away from them. And then there was the rise of user generated content - a blog for pretty much everything. Jerry Yang came back to run the show in 2007 then Carol Bartz from 2009 to 2011 then Scott Thompson in 2012. None managed to turn things around after so much lost inertia - and make no mistake, inertia is the one thing that can't be bought in this world. Wisconsin's Marissa Mayer joined Yahoo! In 2012. She was Google's 20th employee who'd risen through the ranks from writing code to leading teams to product manager to running web products and managing not only the layout of that famous homepage but also helped deliver Google AdWords and then maps. She had the pedigree and managerial experience - and had been involved in M&A. There was an immediate buzz that Yahoo! was back after years of steady decline due to incoherent strategies and mismanaged acquisitions. She pivoted the business more into mobile technology. She brought remote employees back into the office. She implemented a bell curve employee ranking system like Microsoft did during their lost decade. They bought Tumblr in 2013 for $1.1 billion. But key executives continued to leave - Tumbler's value dropped, and the stock continued to drop. Profits were up, revenues were down. Investing in the rapidly growing China market became all the rage. The Alibaba investment was now worth more than Yahoo! itself. Half the shares had been sold back to Alibaba in 2012 to fund Yahoo! pursuing the Mayer initiatives. And then there was Yahoo Japan, which continued to do well. After years of attempts, activist investors finally got Yahoo! to spin off their holdings. They moved most of the shares to a holding company which would end up getting sold back to Alibaba for tens of billions of dollars. More missed opportunities for Yahoo! And so in the end, they would get merged with AOL - the two combined companies worth nearly half a trillion dollars at one point to become Oath in 2017. Mayer stepped down and the two sold for less than $5 billion dollars. A roller coaster that went up really fast and down really slow. An empire that crumbled and fragmented. Arguably, the end began in 1998 when another couple of grad students at Stanford approached Yahoo to buy Google for $1M. Not only did Filo tell them to try it alone but he also introduced them to Michael Moritz of Sequoia - the same guy who'd initially funded Yahoo!. That wasn't where things really got screwed up though. It was early in a big change in how search would be monetized. But they got a second chance to buy Google in 2002. By then I'd switched to using Google and never looked back. But the CEO at the time, Terry Semel, was willing to put in $3B to buy Google - who decided to hold out for $5B. They are around a $1.8T company today. Again, the core product was selling advertising. And Microsoft tried to buy Yahoo! In 2008 for over 44 billion dollars to become Bing. Down from the $125 billion height of the market cap during the dot com bubble. And yet they eventually sold for less than four and a half billion in 2016 and went down in value from there. Growth stocks trade at high multiples but when revenues go down the crash is hard and fast. Yahoo! lost track of the core business - just as the model was changing. And yet never iterated it because it just made too much money. They were too big to pivot from banners when Google showed up with a smaller, more bite-sized advertising model that companies could grow into. Along the way, they tried to do too much. They invested over and over in acquisitions that didn't work because they ran off the innovative founders in an increasingly corporate company that was actually trying to pretend not to be. We have to own who we are and become. And we have to understand that we don't know anything about the customers of acquired companies and actually listen - and I mean really listen - when we're being told what those customers want. After all, that's why we paid for the company in the first place. We also have to avoid allowing the market to dictate a perceived growth mentality. Sure a growth stock needs to hit a certain number of revenue increase to stay considered a growth stock and thus enjoy the kind of multiples for market capitalization. But that can drive short term decisions that don't see us investing in areas that don't effectively manipulate stocks. Decisions like trying to keep eyeballs on pages with our own content rather than investing in the user generated content that drove the Web 2.0 revolution. The Internet can be a powerful medium to find information, allow humans to do more with less, and have more meaningful experiences in this life. But just as Yahoo! was engineering ways to keep eyeballs on their pages, the modern Web 2.0 era has engineered ways to keep eyeballs on our devices. And yet what people really want is those meaningful experiences, which happen more when we aren't staring at our screens than when we are. As I look around at all the alerts on my phone and watch, I can't help but wonder if another wave of technology is coming that disrupts that model. Some apps are engineered to help us lead healthier lifestyles and take a short digital detoxification break. Bush's Memex in “As We May Think” was arguably an Apple taken from the tree of knowledge. If we aren't careful, rather than the dream of computers helping humanity do more and free our minds to think more deeply we are simply left with less and less capacity to think and less and less meaning. The Memex came and Yahoo! helped connect us to any content we might want in the world. And yet, like so many others, they stalled in the phase they were at in that deterministic structure that technologies follow. Too slow to augment human labor with machine learning like Google did - but instead too quick to try and do everything for everyone with no real vision other than be everything to everyone. And so the cuts went on slowly for a long time, leaving employees constantly in fear of losing their jobs. As you listen to this if I were to leave a single parting thought - it would be that companies should always be willing to cannibalize their own businesses. And yet we have to have a vision that our teams rally behind for how that revenue gets replaced. We can't fracture a company and just sprawl to become everything for everyone but instead need to be targeted and more precise. And to continue to innovate each product beyond the basic machine learning and into deep learning and beyond. And when we see those who lack that focus, don't get annoyed but instead get stoked - that's called a disruptive opportunity. And if there's someone with 1,000 developers in a space, Nicholas Carlson in his book “Marissa Mayer and the Fight To Save Yahoo!” points out that one great developer is worth a thousand average ones. And even the best organizations can easily turn great developers into average ones for a variety of reason. Again, we can call these opportunities. Yahoo! helped legitimize the Internet. For that we owe them a huge thanks. And we can fast follow their adjacent expansions to find a slew of great and innovative ideas that increased the productivity of humankind. We owe them a huge thanks for that as well. Now what opportunities do we see out there to propel us further yet again?

Drew and Mike Show
Drew And Mike – August 19, 2021

Drew and Mike Show

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 193:19


Dream Cruise weekend, US Capitol bomb scare with livestream, Britney Spears cop drama, Jeopardy! fans v. new host, RIP Bill Freehan, a Bonerline, Maz checks in, and Trudi v. Alice Cooper & his scheduled interview time.Weekend in the D: The Woodward Dream Cruise is here. The Berkley CruiseFest tries to weasel in owns Friday night. Vinny the 'High Maintenance Intern' will not be in attendance at the Pitbull concert, but Deena Centofanti could use a ticket.Everybody who sees Tom Labuda at Arts, Beats and Eats needs to take a selfie and text it to 209-66-Boner.Drew awards himself a 'Drewlitzer' Prize for this fantastic photo of Miguel Cabrera. Miggy remains at 499 homers.Maz announces the Legacy Partners July winner... in August. Congrats to ___________.Shohei Ohtani isn't offended by Jack Morris' comments, but many people are on his behalf. Deadspin labels Jack a racist.RIP Tigers Legend & should-by-Hall-of-Famer Bill Freehan.Music: The Foo Fighters will play at the MTV VMA's and receive some made up award. The Rolling Stones reissue Tattoo You and drop an unreleased song. Neil Young bails because of COVID. Jason Isbell bails because of COVID. NIN bails because of COVID. Garth Brooks bails because of COVID.Michigan Football rolls on with a FULL stadium.More Music: R.E.M. does a bunch of covers. All Things Must Pass re-release is #7 on the Billboard charts.Trudi is very nervous that Alice Cooper might stiff us for our scheduled interview.Comcast blames their recent lackluster service on DTE's crappy service. DTE is the worst and Trevor Lauer knows there's nothing customers can do about it.Manscaped.com brings you a new Bonerline. Use promo code DREW.Floyd Ray Roseberry tried to talk to Joe Biden by threatening to blow up the Capitol. Spoiler Alert: his bomb wasn't going to do any damage. Drew is jealous of his social media presence and would like you to follow him.George Stephanopoulos grilled Joe Biden on Afghanistan. Amusement parks are in danger in Afghanistan because the Taliban hates fun.Miles Routledge's vacation didn't turn out to well.Antonio Brown is still "on brand" as he was kicked out of practice for getting into a fist fight.Trevor Bauer gets a minor victory in court.Tom Mazawey joins the show to discuss his shopping spree with Maddie, Maddie vs The Hobbit, Chad Johnson vs Mazawey's microphone, his take on the Jack Morris debacle, the death of Leonard Thompson, and complains about Don Muhlbach being fired on his birthday.Everybody hates the new Jeopardy? host so much that they are digging into his old podcast to get him canceled.Drew admits he is jealous of Ryan Seacrest and Bobby Bones.Britney Spears' housekeeper filed a police report on Britney for assault because she cared about the pop star's dog. Just last week Britney called 911 to come to her house to report a theft, but then changed her mind when they got there. Here's Britney's boobs again.Social media is dumb but we're on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (Drew and Mike Show, Marc Fellhauer, Trudi Daniels and BranDon).

Afrobility: Africa Tech & Business
#35: MultiChoice - How the South African Pay TV pioneer became the largest entertainment provider across Africa

Afrobility: Africa Tech & Business

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 90:37


Overview: Today, we're going to talk about MultiChoice - The African video entertainment provider. We'll explore the MultiChoice story across 5 areas: South African video entertainment market context MultiChoice's launch & growth over time MultiChoice's Business & monetization strategy Competitive positioning, primary & emerging business lines Overall outlook This episode was recorded on August 15, 2021 Companies discussed: MultiChoice (M-Net), Naspers, MTN, ShowMax, BetKing, Comcast, Sky, DSTV, MTN, Iroko TV, HiTV, StarTimes, Vivendi Canal+, ROK Media, English Premier League, Netflix, HBO Max, ShowMax, Showtime & BBC Business concepts discussed: Pan-African expansion strategy, Entertainment content acquisition strategy, subscription & hardware monetization strategy Conversation highlights: (02:20) - Why we're talking about MultiChoice (06:50) - South African TV context (15:28) - Origin and early history of MultiChoice (26:10) - Product & monetization strategy (34:05) - MultiChoice device / decoder strategy (38:20) - Content, Partnerships & M&A (42:30) - MultiChoice Financials and key metrics (46:54) - Competition across different business lines (51:40) - Non-core businesses and investments, BetKing (1:05:00) - Bankole's overall thoughts and outlook (1:12:02) - Olumide's overall thoughts and outlook (1:26:28) - Recommendations and small wins Olumide's recommendations & small wins: Recommendation: Die with Zero (Bill Perkins) Small wins: Night out with SF friends & Sailing with friends in Sausalito Bankole's recommendations & small wins: Recommendation: Omah Lay - Understand & Robert Smith of Vista Equity on Money Maze Podcast Small wins: Attended a wedding last weekend, Happy Married Life Dami! + Chelsea FC Winnning! Other content mentioned: South Africa as TV's last frontier Listeners: We'd love to hear from you. Please email info@afrobility.com with your feedback! Founders: We'd love to hear about you & what you're working on, email us at info@afrobility.com Investors: We'd also love to link up with you, to partner to drive the ecosystem forward. Contact us at info@afrobility.com Episodes at Afrobility.com

The Tech Blog Writer Podcast
1688: Technology and the Future of Storytelling

The Tech Blog Writer Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 23:39


HELO creates moving experiences that connect brands with their consumers by bringing together the best in creative strategy, storytelling, production, and event design. They've worked with top brands to include Amazon Studios, Hulu, Comcast, Budlight, and Santander. In just​ our three years, they have won 13 Cannes Lions including Gold Lions in Promo & Activation, Production, Entertainment, and Cyber, an AICP Gold for Production, and were named MOST NEXT in the AICP NEXT Awards, recognizing the most innovative, forward-thinking work in the industry. With their willingness to tackle even the trickiest productions, AdAge named us a Production Company Standout. They have built a reputation by pulling off the 'not-been-done-before'​ things, and we wouldn't want it any other way For example, they recreated the 1862 World's Fair for the launch of one of Amazon Studio's most ambitious original films - AERONAUTS. Brendan Kiernan joins me on the podcast to talk about the challenges and future of storytelling. We also discuss how technology and media consumption is continuously changing and how organizations can keep up.

Talking Real Money
CryptoCrime + Q&A

Talking Real Money

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 28:05


A recent $600 million cryptocurrency theft illustrates how wild these "currencies" really are. This led Don to another fascinating comparison between crypto and the early US financial system.Plus, we keep getting lots of questions. Thanks. In this episode:What happens when a 529 owner dies?How to better diversify a portfolio overseas and in emerging markets.How are ETFs tax-advantaged and can you swith from Vanguard funds to ETFs?How does the Washington Cares fund compare with private long-term care insurance?A listener suggests T-Mobile's home internet for Tom.

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