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Former Congressman Dennis Kucinich talks to Abby Martin about his fight as Cleveland mayor against the corporation trying to privatize the city's energy grid where he closely evaded an assassination attempt, his historic tenure in Congress where he stood up against the Bush administration's war path, and the fight for accountability within the corporate captured Democratic Party. Support our ad-free work and get EXCLUSIVE content by supporting us at www.patreon.com/empirefiles or donate at www.paypal.com/paypalme/empirefilesinc FOLLOW // twitter.com/EmpireFiles // www.instagram.com/empirefiles/ LIKE // www.facebook.com/TheEmpireFiles MERCH // https://empirefiles.store/
What's happening today: FDA panel recommends Pfizer vaccine shots for kids aged 5-11; L.A. City Council signs off on consequences for unvaccinated workers; LADWP bill relief on the way; New UCLA report says women and people of color are making progress in Hollywood, but still have a long way to go. This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
by Scotty Reid The research company Statista reported recently that the 2020 revenue for the global athletic shoe market or sneaker market was valued at around 70 billion U.S. dollars annually, and it reports that the market is forecast to reach a value of 102 billion U.S. dollars in four years. Sneakers as they're popularly known in the United States became a fashion staple in the Black community around the late 1970s and 1980s owing to their growing popularity in part to the early interactions of hip-hop culture. Not only did break dancers, an athletic form of dancing that included elements of gymnastics, need comfortable shoes to perform but matching the shoes to an outfit, a fashion statement was just as important to the performers. Then in the mid-80s came along one Michael Jeffrey Jordan, who had one of the best NBA careers of his era, and became arguably the first global influencer long before the age of social media. Nike's media campaigns really leaned into a proud Black Identity without overtly showing their hand, by telling everyone to Just Be Like Mike, a Black man in a white-dominated society! It helped that Jordan the man was not one to wade into the social-political sphere once quipping that “republicans buy shoes too” when asked to endorse the Black Democrat Harvey Gannt, the former mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina, who hope to defeat the lifelong white supremacist, Senator Jesse Helms. Another bonus for Nike was that Jordan the man would likely not be raising any issues with Nike's labor practices let alone concern himself about where the Jordans sneakers were manufactured. Nike's iconic commercials, one starring, directed, and produced by famed Black film director Spike Lee at the peak of his popularity, somewhat of a Black cultural icon and a basketball fan in his own right, the media campaigns made Nike's Jordans brand its signature shoe driving the majority of its sales and thus profits. Sneakers are still a foundation of Black fashion trends, so it's logical that Black consumers are still the foundation of sneaker purchases thus driving the profits for the top global corporate brands like Adidas, Converse, Nike, and Rebook. However, most if not all manufacturing is done in countries like Indonesia, Vietnam, and China. The dollars the Black consumer market spends on these products often do not turn into employment opportunities for the communities where these Black consumers are geographically located. Corporations have long since outsourced manufacturing jobs where the corporations contract with factories in foreign countries where employers pay workers what would be considered slave wages in the US, wages well below the ridiculously low US Federal minimum wage. Enter the Covid 19 Pandemic! The coronavirus pandemic is having an impact despite the 2020 sales, COVID 19 did not arrive in the United States until the last two months of the calendar year. CNBC reports the sneaker giant Nike, the main supplier to Dick's Sporting Goods, a national retailer, is having supply chain issues. The same issues are also affecting other industries that rely on outsourced manufacturing. Despite the upward global trend in the demand for sneakers, with projected sales crossing the 100 Billion per year mark, Nike lowered its internal fiscal 2022 outlook due to the disruption in the global supply chain. Longer transit times, labor shortages abroad with prolonged production shutdowns in Vietnam, a major player in the manufacturing of Nike brand shoes. CNBC also reported that “In a recent conference call, Nike chief financial officer Matt Friend said the company anticipates its entire business will see short-term inventory shortages over the next few quarters.” It stands to reason that if the majority of the sneakers were manufactured in the United States, it stands likely that it would alleviate the pressure on the not being able to meet demand because of a disrupted global supply chain....
Here's your morning news: Warrant released by Santa Fe Sheriffs Dept. offers insight into film set shooting; City council will determine whether unvaccinated employees will be required to pay for their own COVID tests; State unemployment agency to implement reforms after pandemic struggles; L.A. group getting $1 million for carbon neutrality plans. This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
Episode Summary: In this episode of Support is Sexy, Elayne Fluker invites Amber Aziza, Founder and CEO of AAE Corporation which helps companies adjust to the new normal by transforming their workforce into “engaged, happy, and productive teams”, that are in concordance with the companies' culture and values. Amber talks about how in the new times, where marginalized groups are becoming more visible, companies have to respond to this change not by bringing a void of support that is merely for the company image, but by making their workforce and company values more inclusive. Amber tells us how her corporation helps other companies stand for what they believe is right, and how this change in the company's culture helps create a workforce that cares genuinely for their work. About our Guest Amber Aziza, Founder and CEO of AAE Corporation, which houses multiple subsidiaries, has made it her life's work to provide innovative organizations with expert solutions. After over 10 years, Amber had graced the teams of AIM Healthcare, OptumInsight, Advance Financial, and more. She left the corporate arena to begin her own business, The AG, a firm dedicated to bridging the gap between Millennials and the corporate workspace. After selling The AG's book of business, Amber began building Amber Aziza Enterprises, a conglomerate of companies dedicated to help small business owners and venture capitalists. It wasn't long before she missed the excitement of the “people side of business” and shifted her focus back to transforming workforces, changing Amber Aziza Enterprises' name to AAE Corporation. Insights from this Episode What is the new normal nowadays? How strong is the commitment for diversity from leaders of organizations Steps for constructing a more inclusive company How Amber's Corporation helps other companies be more inclusive How a leader can generate a more inclusive work environment on the daily basis of the company Difference between equity and equality Stay Connected: Amber Aziza Instagram: Amber Aziza Facebook: Amber Aziza LinkedIn: Amber Aziza Twitter: Amber Aziza Website:https://amberaziza.com/ AAE Corporation Website: https://www.aaecorporation.com/new-aaehome LinkedIn: https://uy.linkedin.com/company/aae-corporation Elayne Fluker Instagram: @elaynefluker LinkedIn: Elayne Fluker Support is Sexy Instagram: @supportissexy Subscribe to Support is Sexy + download each episode on Spotify and Apple Podcasts This episode was produced and managed by Podcast Laundry. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
What's happening today: Rainstorm from north drenches region; Armorer says rules were ignored on New Mexico film set; West Coast rap pioneer and Skid Row activist "General" Jeff Page dies after suffering stroke. This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
In this week's show, Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP®, sits down with David O'Reilly, CEO of The Howard Hughes Corporation (NYSE: HHC), one of the most interesting and unique real estate companies in the market. You'll hear what the company does, where O'Reilly sees the biggest opportunities, why the master-planned community business is so attractive, and much more. Stocks: HHC Check out more of our content here: Podcasts Youtube Twitter Reach us by Email @ IndustryFocus@fool.com
Here's your morning news: Debris flow risk as heavy rain is forecasted to drench region; Aquarium of the Pacific wants to draw more attention to ocean pollution; Bay Area In-N-Out fined for failing to enforce mask mandate; Health care professionals honored at Sunday mass. This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
Nothing is more destructive than working yourself to death in an unfulfilling 9-5 job simply because you think you have to. In this episode, Dan covers his theory about a conspiracy designed to control the masses into mind-numbing modern-day slavery. Some quotes from the episode: “I can't think of a belief system that hurts the individual more than looking around and asking ‘What's everyone else doing? That must be the right thing to do?'” There's a huge mass of unsuccessful people, and you look around at them and go “I guess that's what should be doing”? That doesn't make sense' Right now, there are government employees all around the world having meetings specifically to figure out how to waste the extra money you paid in taxes so that they can justify asking for that amount again. You get to Friday and think “Oh thank god, now I can just throw my money away on emotionally numbing activities and substances” and then you have to go back to work on Monday. Why is alcohol the only legal drug even though it's one of the most harmful? Because alcohol does something the other drugs don't do: it tranquilises you, and it tires you out. And I can't think of a more perfect drug to keep this system going. You're the one providing the value, and yet your employer is the one getting paid. The idea that what you're interested in can't make money or wouldn't be enjoyable [as a profession] is complete and utter bollocks. I can think of the most ridiculous things that make money just because someone gave it a go. --------- Get Dan Munro's latest book “THE NAKED TRUTH: Using Powerful Honesty to Enhance Your Confidence, Connections and Integrity”: https://www.brojo.org/pub/the-naked-truth-honesty-confidence-connections-integrity If you enjoyed this video, get access to more of BROJO's content and dozens of confidence-building online courses by joining today. It's FREE! Learn more here: https://www.brojo.org/join BROJO is an international self-improvement community run by coaches Dan Munro and Mike Wells. We are focused on how to build confidence through living with integrity and authenticity. We help Nice Guys discover their masculinity, and we focus on supporting people-pleasers of all types to build confidence, integrity, and deeply connected relationships. For more personal support, contact Dan & Mike directly with your questions email@example.com, or complete an application for a FREE coaching session with a BROJO Coach: https://www.brojo.org/apply BROJO's Top resources: The 3X Confidence and Authenticity Masterclass Program [Udemy course] A complete in-depth guide on how to build your confidence by being authentic and living with integrity, following Dan Munro's secret 3X Confidence formula. https://www.udemy.com/course/3x-confidence-and-authenticity-masterclass-programme/?referralCode=E2E2809759BC30A64ED5 Overcome Your Fear of Rejection… Permanently [Udemy course] Say goodbye to fear of rejection, approach anxiety, and missing out on opportunities. This quick but thorough course will destroy your limiting beliefs around rejection. https://www.udemy.com/course/overcome-your-fear-of-rejection-permanently/?referralCode=A463BA253FFB91EC62FC The BROJO Online podcast: https://soundcloud.com/thebrojo
In this Sunday edition: After a surge in anti-Asian incidents, support is growing to build a memorial at the massacre site in downtown L.A. Reported by Asian-American Communities reporter Josie Huang. This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
In this weekend edition: We had terrible news on Thursday about the death of Halyna Hutchins, a talented filmmaker, on the set of a movie western filming in Santa Fe. The director of the film, Joel Souza was also injured. That report of her death was followed a few hours later that evening by the shocking announcement that actor Alec Baldwin had fired the prop gun that killed Hutchins. There are still a lot of unanswered questions about what went wrong — and who is responsible. Our entertainment reporter John Horn talked with Nick Roman, your weekday afternoon host of LA Report, about what we know – and don't know – so far. This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
Today in L.A.: Latest on New Mexico film set shooting death; L.A. redistricting commission settles on a map to submit; Unemployment rate continues to drop. This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
Today in L.A.: L.A. County officials say they're ready to distribute booster shots; Sheriff Villanueva defies court subpoena to testify about gangs in LASD ranks; Over 300 people moved indoors since MacArthur Park closure; Gov. Newsom proposes ban on new wells. This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
California Rebel Base got hit by the woke police for wrong think! Steve and Kristen chat with Woke, Inc. author, Vivek Ramaswamy about what's behind this tech censorship, how wokeism took over our big corporations, and how to fight back.
Matt and Nic are back for a monster week of deals and news. In this episode: CBOE acquires ErisX FTX raises a monster round Worldcoin launches with their eyeball scanner The Proshares futures-based ETF goes live and sets a record Why are futures-based ETFs expensive? the Proshares ETF starts to max out its futures exposure What will be the fate of GBTC? Grayscale announces a $1b buyback of GBTC Hester Peirce delivers another great talk Tether settles with the CFTC The academia-press complex Diem launches a Novi stablecoin based on USDP Why stablecoins are a frontier in the battle over financial privacy Facebook leans hard into the metaverse Tungsten takes over Square makes ASICs Why you shouldn't eat your tungsten cube Will CMS intern be able to lift the 7 inch cube? Content mentioned in this episode Bloomberg, First Bitcoin ETF Is Already in Danger of Breaching a Limit on Futures Contracts Hester Peirce speech at the Texas Blockchain Summit, Lawless in Austin Sponsor notes This show supported by Coinbase Prime, an integrated solution that provides advanced multi-venue trading, custody, and prime services for institutions. For more information see coinbase.com/prime Corporations and institutions can allocate cash into Circle Yield to gain crypto lending exposure and earn superior returns compared to traditional markets. It's secured, overcollateralized and built on the leading dollar digital currency. Visit circle.com/yield to book a meeting
This season on Flashback, Quinn and Stephen are covering the rise — and fall — of IBM's PC business, but first: some background on the enormous company that Apple and so many others lived in the shadow of back in the 80s.
Matt welcomes Founder and CEO of American Majority, Ned Ryun to the program. The Stupid Money on the Right Rides the Grift Train. Corporations are raising prices. U.S. Propane market prepares for "Armageddon" and FDA to mix and match vaccines.
Here's your morning news: L.A. Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas pleads not guilty to corruption charges; Gaming industry workers protest in solidarity with transgender Netflix employees; L.A. District Attorney charges Baldwin Park police officer with assault; City worker vaccine deadline pushed to December 18; Dodgers on brink of elimination after loss in NLCS Game 4. This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
Rob Garza, one half of internationally acclaimed electronic duo Thievery Corporation and friend of the show Singer/Songwriter Racquel Jones joins the show. Having just finished a sold-out acclaimed tour through North America, Rob and Racquel join us from St. Petersburg where Rob shares the story of his newly released debut album 'Daydream Accelerator' , his new video for 'Summer is Ours', creating a new TETRIS song & more. Racquel, our multi-talented friend who gave us an epic interview in early 2021, shares how she met Thievery Corporation, the magic of the return to the stages & lots more. For more on Thievery Corporation visit www.thieverycorporation.com
Today in L.A.: City Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas pleads not guilty to corruption charges; Moderna and J & J boosters approved by FDA; Mayor Garcetti issues threat to unvaccinated city workers; L.A. Sheriffs Dept. challenge vaccine mandate in court; Kids look to sports to learn big emotions. This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
Oral argument argued before the Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on or about 10/20/2021
Here's your morning news: For some kids, NLCS game 3 was the first pro baseball experience; Redistricting commission debates Districts 8 and 9; LAPD police chief labels "ghost" guns as an epidemic as confiscations rise 400%; Significant rain expected in Northern California, less in South. This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
Corporations all across the United States have all seemed to catch the same feverous virus at the same time: the ideological virus that results in woke capital. And if not treated properly, the virus of woke capital can soon become infectious and contagious, affecting every other corporation within the synergistic spheres of the infected host. Before too long, Corporations like Nabisco are placing gender pronouns on their Oreo Cookie packages and every airline, cruise line, and car maker has to join in the revolution for Neo-Marxist Social Justice. And while there are many reasons for woke corporate totalitarianism, one of the primary reasons would be the actions and the bullying of Larry Fink and BlackRock. Join Michael O'Fallon as he explores the manipulation and influence of the world's largest asset manager. https://sovereignnations.com Support Sovereign Nations: https://paypal.me/sovnations https://patreon.com/sovnations Follow Sovereign Nations: https://sovereignnations.com/subscribe https://facebook.com/SovereignNations https://twitter.com/SovNations https://youtube.com/SovereignNations https://instagram.com/sovnations/ https://minds.com/sovnations?referrer=sovnations https://parler.com/profile/sovnations Podcast: https://soundcloud.com/sovereignnations https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-causes-of-things/id1383339158?mt=2 https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cDovL2ZlZWRzLnNvdW5kY2xvdWQuY29tL3VzZXJzL3NvdW5kY2xvdWQ6dXNlcnM6NDQ1NTczODAwL3NvdW5kcy5yc3M https://open.spotify.com/show/3mNCQcQAdawzIYAAuHfy8r https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/sovereign-nations/the-causes-of-things © 2021 Sovereign Nations. All rights reserved.
Alex Schrecengost Founder of "Virtual With Us saw an opportunity to fill the workplace need by building, connecting, and organizing an exclusive, high-quality network of sommeliers that companies could tap into for a valuable and interactive cocktail hour and offer employees the opportunity to refresh, engage and strengthen teams as well as client/prospect relationships–all, while also providing much-needed jobs and income to the hospitality industry that had essentially collapsed amidst the lockdowns. Virtual With Us comes to you in a fun, informative, and interactive package more akin to hanging out at a restaurant — complete with the banter and personal interactions we've all been missing. The concept will of course evolve back to in-person experiential opportunities in the years to come, and those concepts are being built out from exclusive corporate trips, pop-up dining experiences, and beyond. Website: Virtual With Us Subscribe to Black Entrepreneur Experience Podcast mailing list to receive weekly updates and enter to win in our Monthly Drawinghttps://bit.ly/34LALts.You will receive exclusive content delivered right to your inbox. Also Connect on Facebookhttp://bit.ly/2jn5TaO
The field of technology transfer looks different all over the world, and in today's episode I'm joined by Gilberto Medeiros Ribeiro, the Director of Innovation and Technology Transfer Coordination at UMFG, who is here to talk about the current technology transfer environment in Brazil. The field is faced with a number of challenges, including a high turnover rate, a federal aversion to funding basic science, and a lack of effective processes. Despite this, Gilberto's office is responsible for some impressive successes over the past few years, including the development of a vaccine and a mosquito trap, and a compounded annual growth in revenue of 25%. You can expect to walk away from this episode with a deeper understanding of the dynamic nature of technology transfer in a country that operates very differently to the United States, and for which the future is looking promising! In This Episode: [00:53] What Gilberto's career journey has consisted of up until today. [03:21] How Brazil's university system works. [04:47] Some of the key differences between the technology transfer field in Brazil in comparison to other parts of the world. [06:20] An example of the challenges with the technology transfer process in Brazil. [09:13] The Bayh-Dole Act, and how this differs from Brazil's equivalent. [10:13] Three ways that technology transfer offices are structured in Brazil. [11:51] Why having private employees to license technology is often better for technology transfer offices. [12:24] Benefits of licensing university technologies to companies that professors have started up (as a one-time deal). [14:21] A few of the perks of the Brazilian equivalent of the Bayh-Dole Act. [15:18] Challenges for cooperation between Brazilian universities and the private sector. [17:05] Gilberto explains how his office works with start-ups, and what this environment looks like currently, using an example. [19:30] Macro economic policies which have hindered innovation in Brazil in the past, and how this has changed recently. [21:12] How Gilberto feels about the future of technology transfer. [23:01] A positive impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. [23:30] Gilberto's opinion on IP rights and contracts in technology transfer in university settings. [24:55] Practices that Gilberto sees as critical to handling IP processes at universities. [27:35] How Gilberto's team at UMFG is structured. [29:10] The unexpected highlight of the past year for Gilberto and his team. [29:40] Revenue growth that Gilberto's office is experiencing, and some of their other impressive metrics. [32:58] Factors that Gilberto believes are vital to the success of technology transfer. [34:20] How Gilberto's office deals with foreign companies, and the percentage of patent filings that come from overseas. [36:29] Corporations that Gilberto's office has partnered with. [37:24] Gilberto shares some of the greatest success stories that have come from his office. [38:13] The main challenges that Gilberto's office is facing currently. [39:52] How the federal university programs in Brazil assist unrepresented groups in getting into universities. [41:04] Diversity in Gilberto's team, and the long road ahead for diversity in STEM field as a whole. [43:01] Brazil's version of AUTM. [44:11] Gilberto's view on credentialing, and how this differs from Brazil's view on it. [44:46] Three wishes that Gilberto has for the future of technology transfer. Find Gilberto: Email LinkedIn
This week on the 8 more than 92 podcast Najee and Harrison discuss Jon Gruden's hate laced emails, Dave Chappelle being bigger than cancel culture, Corporations caring about the impact of the dollar more than the culture NBA season kick off, Kyrie being Kyrie and the new look lakers ... As always this is the 8 More Than 92 podcast, where we always keep it 100
Joe Hansbauer is the President and CEO of the Corporation for Findlay Market, and he joins us to discuss the history of the market, the changes and challenges it has seen over the years, the Opening Day Parade, the exciting things going on today. Be sure to listen for the special promo code for 20% off near the end of the episode. Listen here below, or find it in iTunes, Stitcher, Podbean, TuneIn, and Spotify--- really anywhere you get your podcasts. Be sure to download and subscribe today, so you don't miss an episode! Get social with us: Facebook: Cincy Shirts Official Facebook Page Twitter: Cincy Shirts Official Twitter Page Instagram: @CincyShirts Snapchat: @CincyShirts The Cincy Shirts Podcast theme is “Cincinnati” by Big Nothing who are actually from Philadelphia.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Roundtable discussion on “Investing in Economic Sovereignty: Leveraging Federal Financing for New and Sustained Development in Native Communities”Wednesday, October 20 2021 - 02:30 PM Location: Dirksen Room Number: 628 Mr. Clint Hastings Associate Program Manager for Native Initiatives, Community Development Financial Institutions Fund U.S. Department of the Treasury, Washington, DC Ms. Fatima Abbas Senior Advisor, Office of Recovery Programs U.S. Department of the Treasury Washington, DC Ms. K. Denise Edwards Acting Director, Office of Indian Economic Development & Chief of the Division of Economic Development U.S. Department of the Interior Washington, DC Mr. Casey Lozar Vice President, Center for Indian Country Development Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Minneapolis, MN *Accompanied by Matt Gregg, Senior Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Mr. Kūhiō Lewis President & Chief Executive Officer Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement (CNHA) Kapolei, HI Mr. Richard Frias Executive Director Native American Financial Officers Association (NAFOA) Washington, DC Mr. Pete Upton Board Chairman Native CDFI Network (NCN) Washington, DC The Honorable Arlan Melendez Chairman Reno-Sparks Indian Colony Reno, NV Mr. Carl Marrs Chief Executive Officer Old Harbor Native Corporation Old Harbor, AK Committee Notice: https://www.indian.senate.gov/hearing/roundtable-discussion-investing-economic-sovereignty-leveraging-federal-financing-new-and
DC Fandome Weekend recap! Batman, Black Adam, Aquaman, Young Justice & more! Plus we got a recap of the new Chucky TV show, Titans, and a Musical Multiverse Sample Platter. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/bigboybrunch/support
In this episode, we explore the reasons for employee burnout. Is it the responsibility of the company? The managers and leaders? Or the employee themselves? The answer might surprise you. If you are burned out at work, overwhelmed, engulfed in chaos...then this is the episode for you.
Activist, journalist, and academic Raj Patel, co-author of the new book “Inflamed: Deep Medicine and the Anatomy of Injustice,” discusses why corporations encourage people to make changes within themselves rather than within society, the consequences of treating nature as a cheap and infinite resource, and how external anxieties, from payday loans to the stress of living in an exploitative culture, can prime the body for illness.
Host Jennie Brooks talks to Dominique Chamely, an organizational transformation consultant in Booz Allen's health account and co-chair of GLOBE+, the firm's LGBTQ+ business resource group. In this episode, Dominique discusses how to be an activist within the walls of a corporation. Tune in for stories about practical ways to take an activist lens to the work you do every day and how to identify your activist ethos.
This week, we're talking about big corporations, performative allyship, and why they aren't your friends. Yes, that social media account is funny and has a rainbow version of their logo. No, the executives often don't know or care about it. On this episode, we discussed Twitch, MercurySteam, the latest on the Activision Blizzard lawsuits, and trouble at Paradox. You can support Virtual Economy's growth via our Ko-Fi and also purchase Virtual Economy merchandise! TIME STAMPS [00:01:51] - Twitch got hacked, but at least we have tools to slow down hate raids now [00:25:37] - Bungie takes a stand for accessibility and diversity [00:37:09] - Investment Interlude [00:54:30] - Quick Hits [01:11:29] - Activision Blizzard update: EEOC and DFEH at war [01:23:21] - Paradox shift strategy, and more reports of toxicity emerge SOURCES Securing your Chat with Phone and Email Verification Updates on the Twitch Security Incident Twitch's security problems started long before this week's hack | The Verge DIVERSITY & INCLUSION LEARNINGS AND UPDATES INTRODUCING ACCESSIBILITY AT BUNGIE MercurySteam employees discuss studio working conditions | AnaitGames US EEOC vs Activision Blizzard - Objection to Proposed Consent Decree and Request for Fairness Hearing US EEOC vs Activision Blizzard - Memorandum of Points and Authorities in Support of Plaintiff EEOC's Opposition to Proposed Intervenor DFEH's Ex Parte Application to Shorten Time To file Motion to Intervene Paradox Interactive AB (publ) cancels unannounced projects to focus the game development pipeline, writes down -135 MSEK PARADOX BELIEVES IN BLOODLINES, AWAITS BIG INVESTMENT ROLE GAME | Avanza Paradox staff criticise "culture of silence" which let man with reputation for harassment hold senior role for years | Eurogamer INVESTMENT INTERLUDE M.O.B.A. Network acquires ResetEra.com - one of the world's largest gaming forums ironSource to Acquire Mobile Advertising and App Monetization Company Tapjoy Kanga is joining Riot Games! Lucid Sight, Inc. Announces $2.58 Million Investment to Launch Colyseus Arena Cloud-Hosted Multiplayer Service Captain.tv raises $10M Series A to make games for streamers to play with their viewers Order of Meta raises $1.5M for mobile shooter game | GamesBeat Kixeye shareholders sue Stillfront for $30M over earnout dispute | GamesBeat
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It was a routine activity that led to a life-threatening accident, a coma, and multiple cranial surgeries. Adam Farver, Chairman of the Board and fourth generation of his family enterprise, Pella Corporation, found himself eavesdropping on doctors who doubted his full recovery. Faced with frightening questions about his future, Adam took stock of his life before the accident, consulting his late great-grandfather and grandmother’s wisdom: what would he do now? Listen as Adam tells the story of his realizations, recovery, and resetting his purpose. We are also joined by experts Dave Whorton and Jennifer Pendergast discussing how family enterprises can—and should—intentionally find their purpose to steel themselves from crisis.
What is the statute of limitations on offensive comments? Clearly, there are degrees of offense and some things should absolutely not be tolerated. We hold NFL coaches like Jon Gruden to a standard. But what about when people run for President? What about corporate CEOs who said something offensive in college? We selectively apply reach-back justice. How do you create a standard that's fair so everyone is held accountable? Tom and Dylan discuss this and more.
My guest today is my friend Lou Kerner, a Partner at Flight VC where he manages the Israeli Founders Syndicate on AngelList. Lou is also the Founder and Managing Partner at The Social internet Fund, which invests in the primary or secondary shares of private social media or mobile companies. Lou started his career as a Wall Street analyst following media companies, spending four years at Goldman Sachs, before transitioning to operating tech companies. His first CEO role was at The .tv Corporation, which acquired the top-level domain .tv from the tiny island nation of Tuvalu. After .tv was acquired by Verisign in 2001, Mr. Kerner became the CEO of Bolt Media, the largest social media company before MySpace. After Bolt, Lou became an angel investor, best known for writing the first Wall Street style research report on Facebook, in 2010. Lou launched a small VC fund in 2012, and then joined Flight Ventures, where he focused on tech companies founded by Israeli teams. Since 2017, Lou has been focused on crypto as an analyst, investor, and advisor. Lou is one of the most followed crypto analysts (on Medium) and advises companies including Blockchain Co-investors (a crypto fund-of-funds), Casper (a layer one protocol), Props (an SEC-approved token used to drive loyalty programs), and Silver Castle (an institutional-grade digital asset manager). In addition, Mr. Kerner is a Partner in an AngelList Syndicate that actively invests in crypto projects. Furthermore, Lou started CryptoMondays, the largest crypto-focused Meetup group, with chapters in more than 50 cities around the world. Lou's passion and excitement for the space is contagious and he was a wealth of knowledge. In our conversation, we cover why crypto is the most important movement in the history of mankind, Crypto Mondays, Kerner's Law and DAOs, GameFi, the Everything Bubble, and much more. We begin our conversation by discussing what compelled Lou to start Crypto Mondays, their decentralized organizational structure, and the importance of Crypto Mondays to the fabric of the community. We continue our conversation by discussing the importance of community and how the strength of a crypto network can be derived from its network. Lou did an excellent job at explaining how to gauge the strength of the community by using Kerner's Law and the Value Delta. Another very interesting topic of conversation was GameFi. We discussed the emergence of GameFi and how MetaVerse will be all-encompassing. We finish our conversation by discussing the Everything-Bubble and why Bitcoin will become increasingly more important. -- Ledn provides financial products to help you unlock the power of digital assets. With a secure and easy-to-use platform, it's the simplest way to earn interest, borrow, and trade your BTC and USDC. For maximum accountability, Ledn offers Proof of Reserves attestations to give you peace of mind while you make the most of your Bitcoin. Untold Stories listeners can receive $50 in free BTC when you create a new loan. More info at https://untoldstories.link/LEDN -- This podcast is powered by Blockworks. For exclusive content and events that provide insights into the crypto and blockchain space, visit them at https://blockworks.co
You know what they say about one man's trash becoming another's treasure, right? At the border, the journey from trash to treasure often involves an actual trip from San Diego to Tijuana, where things like furniture, appliances and other used or discarded objects find a second life. But, of course, those objects don't move themselves. The whole cross-border, second-hand world involves people like Seth Sullivan, aka “Art Pusher,” one of the best-known “pickers” in the borderlands. Seth is a fireball who's been through a lot in his cross-border life. But his struggles have only fueled him to keep going and growing. Follow Art Pusher on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/artpusher/ Today's story kicks off a new season of "Port of Entry" focused on artists and musicians who've turned pain into superpowers. *** From KPBS and PRX, “Port of Entry” tells cross-border stories that connect us. More stories at www.portofentrypod.org Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/portofentrypodcast Find us on Instagram or at www.instagram.com/portofentrypod Support our show at www.kpbs.org/donate. Search “Port of Entry” in the gifts section to get our sling bag as a thank-you gift. If your business or nonprofit wants to sponsor our show, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Feedback is a gift. Text or call the "Port of Entry" team at 619-452-0228 anytime with questions or comments about the show. Email us at email@example.com. “Port of Entry'' is written and produced by Kinsee Morlan. Emily Jankowski is the co-producer and director of sound design. Alisa Barba is our editor. Lisa Morrisette-Zapp is operations manager and John Decker is the interim associate general manager of content. This program is made possible, in part, by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.
Perseus has his hands full when he enters the Gorgons' cave – and Dr. Kate Birney says it's remarkable that our hero was able to juggle Hermes' sword and that magical bag while brandishing Athena's shield at the same time. In Mythlet 2, we find out more about that magical shield, which Dr. Birney says was probably like the enormous shields that Greek warriors carried into real ancient battles. Live from Mount Olympus is a production of the Onassis Foundation, and co-produced by The TEAM. The podcast is directed by Tony Award-winner Rachel Chavkin (Hadestown) and Zhailon Levingston (Tina: The Tina Turner Musical) and created by Peabody Award-winning producer Julie Burstein. Karen Brooks Hopkins is the executive producer. Live from Mount Olympus is presented by TRAX from PRX with support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Find out more at Onassis.link/Olympus Our actors include Vinie Burrows, Jill Frutkin, Divine Garland, Amber Gray, Adrienne Hopkins, Natalie Hopkins, Modesto "Flako" Jimenez, Libby King, Ian Lassiter, Zhailon Levingston, Christina Liberus, Nehemiah Luckett, Jake Margolin, James Harrison Monaco, Kristen Sieh, Jillian Walker, Baby Perseus is played by Calvin Samuel Blanch and Whit Vega Margolin-Vaughan, and André De Shields is Hermes. Our production team includes: sound designer David Schulman; production assistant Tessa Zitter; writer Nathan Yungerberg; music composed and performed by Magda Giannikou with Luca Bordonaro; and illustrations by Jason Adam Katzenstein. Our guest today, Dr. Kate Birney, is Chair of the Archaeology Department at Wesleyan University. Our Mythlets are produced by Tessa Zitter and Julie Burstein and mastered by John Melillo.
Today we've got an exclusive conversation for you between ICA CEO Eric Wulf, and the newest Chairman and CEO of Mammoth Holdings, David Hoffman. Hoffman was previously with Dunkin' Brands as President, Dunkin' U.S., overseeing all operations, marketing and development for the brand domestically. He was appointed to CEO in July 2018, where his responsibilities expanded to include Baskin–Robbins, as well as the international businesses of both Dunkin' and Baskin-Robbins. Prior to joining Dunkin' Brands, Dave spent 22 years with McDonald's Corporation, where he most recently served as President, High Growth Markets, an area that included China, South Korea, Russia and several additional European markets. From 2009 to 2015, he held various leadership roles as part of McDonald's Asia Pacific Middle East Africa (APMEA), serving as President beginning in 2012 and overseeing the operations of 8,900 restaurants across 37 countries. Enjoy this conversation as we hear about what Hoffman is excited for in this industry, and what he might be bringing with him from a strong retail pedigree to the car wash industry. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
This week, Stan and Chris speak to Bob Wood, the former Chairman and CEO of Chemtura Corporation. Bob has an impressive career navigating business risk: before Chemtura, Bob was an executive at Dow Chemical, spending over two decades there and climbing the ranks in the business. He has been a member of a variety of impressive boards, including the US Olympic and Paralympic Committee, MRC Global, Praxair Inc., and Univar Solutions, to name a few. Notably, Bob is a member of the board of directors at McChrystal Group, where Stan and Chris have worked closely with him for a number of years. In this week's episode, Bob explains why market leaders need to be paranoid and why market laggards need to be creative. He walks us through how his own thinking of risk has evolved as he became responsible for others leading a team and how he thinks of risk as a member of boards of directors. Bob challenges leaders to understand the risk upfront through good questions, rather than understanding it from hindsight. He also outlines how he'd prompt younger leaders to think about the relationship between risk and opportunity. Learn more about Stan's latest book, Risk: A User's Guide, here: https://www.mcchrystalgroup.com/library/risk-a-users-guide/
Join Greg and Rob Long as they try to figure out exactly what’s causing hundreds of Southwest Airlines flights to be cancelled for the third day in a row. The airline is clearly lying but is this resistance to the vaccine mandate or something else? And if it is about the mandates, what happens next? […]