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The AI Breakdown: Daily Artificial Intelligence News and Discussions
Meta, IBM Form AI Alliance to Counter OpenAI with More Open AI

The AI Breakdown: Daily Artificial Intelligence News and Discussions

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2023 19:43


OpenAI is not open enough; at least not according to the new AI Alliance - a group led by Meta, IBM, AMD and others that is trying to ensure AI stays more open and not controlled by just a handful of companies. Before that on the Brief, Getty Images is going to court against Stability AI while forming partnerships with Runway, and Google delays Gemini again. Today's Sponsors: Listen to the chart-topping podcast 'web3 with a16z crypto' wherever you get your podcasts or here: https://link.chtbl.com/xz5kFVEK?sid=AIBreakdown  ABOUT THE AI BREAKDOWN The AI Breakdown helps you understand the most important news and discussions in AI.  Subscribe to The AI Breakdown newsletter: https://theaibreakdown.beehiiv.com/subscribe Subscribe to The AI Breakdown on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@TheAIBreakdown Join the community: bit.ly/aibreakdown Learn more: http://breakdown.network/

I Am All In with Scott Patterson
Get out from behind my counter, Kirk (S6 E11 "The Perfect Dress")

I Am All In with Scott Patterson

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2023 78:04 Transcription Available


The perfect dress, yes! Rory's apartment, No No No. Logan's I Love You, what!? Lane and her Mom drinking together, omg. Anna Nardini, hmmmmm.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Mel K Show
Mel K & Clay Clark | Moves & Counter Moves: Don't Be Fooled Again | 12-2-23

The Mel K Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2023 52:03


Upcoming ReAwaken America Tour with Mel K, Clay Clark, General Flynn, Erim Trump and many great Patriot Speakers.   Tulare, CA - Dec 15 & 13 https://timetofreeamerica.com   For ReAwaken America events, use code “MELK” to enter for a chance to win VIP passes and one-on-one meet-and-greets with Mel K and Eric Trump!   We The People must stand strong, stay united, resolute, calm and focus on the mission - God Wins!   We at www.themelkshow.com want to thank all our amazing patriots pals for joining us on this journey, for your support of our work and for your faith in this biblical transition to greatness. We love what we do and are working hard to keep on top of everything to help this transition along peacefully and with love. Please help us amplify our message: Like, Comment & Share!   The Show's Partners Page: https://themelkshow.com/partners/ Consider Making A Donation: https://themelkshow.com/donate/   Another way to get involved and find ways to become active in the community is to come meet Mel and many amazing truth warriors at our upcoming live in person speaking events. Together we are unstoppable. We look forward to seeing you. God Wins! https://themelkshow.com/events/   Remember to mention Mel K for great discounts on all these fun and informative events. See you there! Our Website www.TheMelKShow.com   Rumble (Video) - The Mel K Show: https://rumble.com/c/TheMelKShow Twitter: https://twitter.com/MelKShow Twitter (Original): https://twitter.com/originalmelk TRUTH Social: https://truthsocial.com/@themelkshow Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/themelkshow/ CloutHub: https://app.clouthub.com/#/users/u/TheMelKShow Mel K Show Video Platform (Subscription): https://www.themelkshow.tv Bitchute: https://www.bitchute.com/channel/Iw2kiviwZpwx/ Podbean: https://themelkshow.podbean.com/ Gab: https://gab.com/MelKShow GETTR: https://www.gettr.com/user/themelkshow Locals.com: https://melk.locals.com/ Telegram - The Mel K Show Group: https://t.me/themelkshowgroup Banned Video: https://banned.video/channel/the-mel-k-show Brighteon: https://www.brighteon.com/channels/themelkshow Odysee: https://odysee.com/@themelkshow:5   If you are interested to explore investing in precious metals please contact below and mention MelK for special offers:   Beverly Hills Precious Metals Exchange Buy Gold & Silver https://themelkshow.com/gold/ Speak with Gold Expert Andrew Sorchini…Tell Him Mel K Sent You!   Support Patriots With MyPillow Go to https://www.mypillow.com/melk Use offer code “MelK” to support both MyPillow and The Mel K Show   Mel K Superfoods Supercharge your wellness with Mel K Superfoods Use Code: MELKWELLNESS and Save Over $100 off retail today! www.MelKSuperfoods.com   Patriot Mobile Support your values, your freedom and the Mel K Show. Switch to Patriot Mobile for Free. Use free activation code MELK https://www.patriotmobile.com/melk/   HempWorx The #1 selling CBD brand. Offering cutting edge products that run the gamut from CBD oils and other hemp products to essential oils in our Mantra Brand, MDC Daily Sprays which are Vitamin and Herb combination sprays/ https://themelkshow.com/my-daily-choice/   Dr. Zelenko Immunity Protocols https://zstacklife.com/MelK   Dr. Jason Dean and BraveTV bring you the most innovative and cutting edge science in Nutrition with Nano-Particle Detoxification, The Full Moon Parasite Protocol and Clot Shot Defense. https://bravetv.store/?sca_ref=3278505.GWvLbyryzv   Dr. Stella Immanuel, MD. Consult with a renowned healthcare provider! Offering Telehealth Services & Supplements. Use offer code ‘MelK' for 5% Off https://bit.ly/MelKDrStellaMD  

The Jaipur Dialogues
Aadi Achint on Usa's Plan to Expand Khalistani Idea _ Modi's Grand Counter Plan

The Jaipur Dialogues

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2023 53:22


Aadi Achint on Usa's Plan to Expand Khalistani Idea _ Modi's Grand Counter Plan

The_C.O.W.S.
The C. O. W. S. w/ Racist Suspect Jamie Salazar: Mutiny of Rage, Counter-Violence at Camp Logan #GTT

The_C.O.W.S.

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2023


The Context of White Supremacy welcomes Jamie Salazar. Described as a “Mexican American and Indiana native,” we'll first have to get clarification about whether or not Mr. Salazar is classified as a White Man. It says he was born to “underpaid Mexican immigrants” on the Amazon page for his 2005 memoir, Legion of the Lost: The True Experience of An American in the French Foreign Legion. He explicitly told Gus that at times he is accepted as a White Man. And he knows this because Racists assume he is also Racist White Man when they launch into Racist Jokes. Nearly twenty years after that book, Salazar returns to writing about soldiers with his 2021 publication, Mutiny of Rage: The 1917 Camp Logan Riots and Buffalo Soldiers in Houston. Numerous outlets recently reported that after more than a century, 110 black soldiers, all deceased, will be given clemency for their convictions in the Camp Logan racial unrest. Salazar details what led to the armed conflagration that resulted in more White casualties than black. A key factor was black soldiers being charged as “uppity”/“militant” for rejecting their place in the System of White Supremacy. Gus learned quite a bit about the “Lone Star State,” and noted a couple of major errors in Salazar's work. One instance being that Salazar writes that Carolyn Bryant Donham, the Suspected White Supremacist who falsely accused Emmett Till of verbally accosting her and the black teen lynched in 1955, died in 2008 and recanted her part in the murder. Egregious errors (deliberate lies?). He also claims that White people defunded police departments in the US after the 2020 police killing of George Floyd. This is also extra false. #StriveForAccuracy #TheCOWS14Years INVEST in The COWS – http://paypal.me/TheCOWS Cash App: https://cash.app/$TheCOWS CALL IN NUMBER: 605.313.5164 CODE: 564943#

Damage Counter: A Pokemon TCG Podcast
Big Man Snorlax gets the Win! - Damage Counter Episode #47

Damage Counter: A Pokemon TCG Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2023 139:22


On this episode of The Damage Counter Podcast!! -Introductions -Card of the day! Yveltal EX - 18:04 -News - 27:57 -LAIC Results: https://limitlesstcg.com/tournaments/404 -Philippines Regional League Results: https://limitlesstcg.com/tournaments/415 -Brisbane Results: https://limitlesstcg.com/tournaments/407 -Gdansk Results: https://limitlesstcg.com/tournaments/391 -60 Card Showcase: Entei/Iron Valiant - 01:32:23 See the decks for yourself! https://limitlesstcg.com/decks/list/9085 -Our Top 5 cards we want to see get a Shiny reprint: 01:56:10 Massive shout-outs to @Midas_KG for the shows artwork and to @VAMcKnight for our intro song, "Starbloom" Follow us on Twitter: ⁠⁠⁠https://twitter.com/DamageCounter ⁠⁠⁠ Check out our YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@damagecounterpodcast Join our Discord!: ⁠⁠⁠https://discord.gg/zCEHrkPQYe⁠⁠⁠ Send us an email: damagecounterpodcast@gmail.com

1080 KYMN Radio - Northfield Minnesota
Don Pavek announces additional locations for Salvation Army Counter Red Kettles

1080 KYMN Radio - Northfield Minnesota

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2023


Don Pavek announces additional business locations for Salvation Army Counter Red Kettles this holiday season. He also provides a brief update about Wayne Eddy.

Thrivetime Show | Business School without the BS
Entrepreneur | 17 Steps For Effective Contract Negotiations | Build Rapport, Discover and Discuss Everyone's Needs, Make Your Win-Win Offer In Writing, Counter With Cool and Kindness, He Who Speaks First Loses

Thrivetime Show | Business School without the BS

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2023 44:48


Learn More About Attending the Highest Rated and Most Reviewed Business Workshops On the Planet Hosted by Clay Clark In Tulsa, Oklahoma HERE: https://www.thrivetimeshow.com/business-conferences/ See the Thousands of Success Stories and Millionaires That Clay Clark Has Helped to Produce HERE: https://www.thrivetimeshow.com/testimonials/ Clay Clark Testimonials | "Clay Clark Has Helped Us to Grow from 2 Locations to Now 6 Locations. Clay Has Done a Great Job Helping Us to Navigate Anything That Has to Do with Running the Business, Building the System, the Workflows, to Buy Property." - Charles Colaw (Learn More Charles Colaw and Colaw Fitness Today HERE: www.ColawFitness.com) Download A Millionaire's Guide to Become Sustainably Rich: A Step-by-Step Guide to Become a Successful Money-Generating and Time-Freedom Creating Business HERE: www.ThrivetimeShow.com/Millionaire See Thousands of Actual Client Success Stories from Real Clay Clark Clients Today HERE: https://www.thrivetimeshow.com/testimonials/ See Thousands of Case Studies Today HERE: www.thrivetimeshow.com/does-it-work/  

Dog Works Radio
What are the surprising benefits of counter conditioning in dog training?

Dog Works Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2023 7:41


Join hosts Robert Forto and Nicole Forto as we answer our client's questions on Dog Works Radio. 

Sharp & Benning
Brandon Vogel, Counter Read - Segment 11

Sharp & Benning

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2023 11:23


Is Matt Rhule's first season a success?

One Church | Houston TX
James: Wisdom for daily life "Temptaion"

One Church | Houston TX

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2023 50:40


Join Pastor Ken Senchal in this soul-nourishing podcast episode, where he unravels the profound wisdom found in the Book of James, tackling the pressing issue of **"Temptations."** Whether you're on Spotify or iTunes, get ready for an insightful journey into the scriptures and practical strategies for navigating life's temptations.

Critical Thinking with Andrew Coppens
Can the Right Counter the Managerial Class Takeover? | 11/29/23

Critical Thinking with Andrew Coppens

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2023 46:38


Auron MacIntyre wrote an article at The Blaze that triggered some thoughts in me, as he noted the managerial takeover and schism that's happening in the left-controlled world of academia and government. He sees opportunity to take over, but how and for what? So many have no answers, just thoughts. That's the problem on the right. Also, Michigan votes to go full clean-energy in under 20 years, Oakland has voted to end the war between Israel and Hamas and the National Railroad Museum puts up a satanic Christmas tree in our #WTFWednesday segment.Auron MacIntyre article: https://www.theblaze.com/columns/opinion/for-the-right-to-win-it-needs-a-new-formula Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

OCF Crosspoint Podcast
Part 3: Spiritual Formation: A Counter-Cultural Approach to Spiritual Renewal

OCF Crosspoint Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2023 34:23


Today, you'll hear audio from the conclusion of a speaking session by CH(MAJ) Jake Snodgrass, USA, this past fall at Spring Canyon's Aspentime Retreat. If you're new to OCF and you've never heard of Spring Canyon, it's OCF's western conference and retreat center located near Buena Vista, Colorado. And if you've never heard of Aspentime, it's a weekend getaway at Spring Canyon for Christian military members and families, and it features teaching and small group sessions led by a speaker like CH Snodgrass. Participants at the weekend retreat explored the profound concept of spiritual formation through the lens of renowned authors such as John Mark Comer, Dallas Willard, John Ortberg, and Donald Whitney, and they uncovered principles and practices that challenge contemporary ideals, emphasizing the necessity of community in the pursuit of spiritual growth. There were also interactive discussions, activities, and real-life applications in which leaders discovered how to build and sustain a vibrant military ministry while fostering personal renewal in an increasingly secular world and military.   About CH(MAJ) Jake Snodgrass, USA Chaplain Jacob Snodgrass is a native of Ames, OK, and graduated from the University of Oklahoma and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Applied Theology at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City. He was commissioned from ROTC in 2002, and has served as a Chaplain since 2009, endorsed by the Southern Baptist Convention. He currently serves as the 10th Special Forces Group Chaplain and as the lead pastor of Agape Carson, Fort Carson, CO. Chaplain Snodgrass has served numerous assignments as a chaplain, pastor, and church planter, including Camp Humphreys, Korea; Fort Lewis, WA; and Kandahar, Afghanistan. He was named U.S. Army Chaplain of the Year in 2019. Chaplain Snodgrass has been married for 18 years to the former Heather Dostal of Leakenheath, UK, and they have six kids: Manuel 24, Karmen 22, Gage 15, Boyce 14, Jovie 11, and Bennett 8.

Notorious Scoundrels - Star Wars Legion Podcast
Star Wars Legion Meta Counter - Notorious Scoundrels S3E25

Notorious Scoundrels - Star Wars Legion Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2023 86:29


On this episode of the Notorious Scoundrels, Kyle and Mike are joined by Matt from  @bombadgenerals    Join us on Patreon: patreon.com/thefifthtrooper

Talking Pools Podcast
Counter Seasonal Services for Pool Companies

Talking Pools Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2023 36:59 Transcription Available


We Are Libertarians
Can Reformed Libertarianism Counter Christian Nationalism? With Kerry Baldwin and Gregory Baus

We Are Libertarians

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2023 67:40


Christian Nationalism, Theonomy, and monarchism are on the rise in libertarian circles. The hosts of the Reformed Libertarians Podcast, Kerry Baldwin and Gregory Baus, join my to explain why the Reformed stream of Christianity is compatible with libertarianism, and why it offers a peaceful alternative to Christian Nationalism. Follow the show at reformedlibertarians.com. Transcript - https://share.descript.com/view/qaDVvrw7pNo https://youtu.be/CTYbcxPdTdY See all of the show notes at ChrisSpangle.com. About The Reformed Libertarians Podcast The Reformed Libertarians Podcast aims to educate and inspire listeners to intelligently embrace and passionately promote a view of libertarianism as grounded in the Reformed Faith, and informed by a Reformed worldview. Exploring free society from a Reformed perspective, hosts Kerry Baldwin and Gregory Baus discuss culture, society, politics, economics, theology, philosophy, worldview, and more. Follow the show at reformedlibertarians.com and discover how to think about liberty and human flourishing based in the Reformed Faith. Gregory Baus A confessional Presbyterian and student of Reformational philosophy. He became a libertarian anarchist in 2008. His personal interests include classic diners, folk and jazz music, and speculative fiction. https://sites.google.com/site/ideolog/ Kerry Baldwin An independent researcher, co-author, and Socratic coach with a BA in Philosophy. She is a confessional Presbyterian and became a libertarian in 2008. Her interests include puzzles and brain teasers. https://mereliberty.com/about/kerry-baldwin/ Reformed Libertarianism Statement & Principles - https://reformedlibertarians.com/reformed-libertarianism-statement/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Twin City church of Christ Podcast
Counter-cultural Identity

Twin City church of Christ Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2023 52:22


Series: Fall 2023 - Counter Cultural Christianity - Frederic GrayService: D - Gospel MeetingType: Gospel MeetingSpeaker: Frederic GrayTuesday evening Gospel meeting Frederic Gray

Twin City church of Christ Podcast
Counter-cultural Parenting

Twin City church of Christ Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2023 107:22


Series: Fall 2023 - Counter Cultural Christianity - Frederic GrayService: D - Gospel MeetingType: ClassSpeaker: Frederic GrayWednesday evening gospel meeting Frederic Gray

Renegade Talk Radio
Episode 5427: UN Pushes NEW Lockdowns to Counter Swine Flu, Chinese “Mystery Pneumonia”

Renegade Talk Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2023 101:23


UN Pushes NEW Lockdowns to Counter Swine Flu, Chinese “Mystery Pneumonia”

MGoBlog: The MGoPodcast
MGoRadio 9.11: More Oppenheimer Than Barbie

MGoBlog: The MGoPodcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2023 84:06


The Sponsors We want to thank Underground Printing for starting this and making it possible—stop by and pick up some gear, check them out at ugpmichiganapparel.com, or check out our selection of shirts on the MGoBlogStore.com. And let's not forget our associate sponsors: Peak Wealth Management, Matt Demorest - Realtor and Lender, Human Element, Ann Arbor Elder Law, Michigan Law Grad, The Phil Klein Insurance Group, Venue by 4M, Winewood Organics, Sharon's Heating & Air Conditioning, SignalWire where we recorded this, and introducing to the podcast, Autograph: Rewarding Fans, who just launched an app where you earn rewards for things like reading MGoBlog and listening to our podcast. Featured Musician: Nadim Azzam The Video: [After THE JUMP: The things said.] --------------------- 1. Ohio State Preview: Offense starts at the top Let's talk football! Ohio State's offense has taken a step back from nuclear, but they can explode with a couple of 1st round receivers, including the first WR off the board in April, and Treyveon Henderson, who can turn a missed tackle into a 57-yard touchdown at a moment's notice. Stover has been a much bigger part of their passing game, but Marvin Harrison Jr. and Emeka Egbuka are the stars there—Julian Fleming is another super blue chip who hasn't met his profile, and Xavier is  Their center is Not Good so if Michigan can get them in long downs they should be able to get pressure up the middle and dominate the interior. They want to run Stretch and Counter; Michigan has the players to limit their gap runs but their zone runs are going to be difficult to stop with those light fronts. We'll see some interesting blitzes to try to win more of those back. 2. Ohio State Preview: Defense starts at 28:18 They've been much improved, and ain't played nobody (just like us). Notre Dame was able to push around their front, which doesn't have a 300-pound DT and might not have their most explosive backfield transgressor available. Their DEs have improved from last year but are not the top-3 overall hellbeasts they were projected to be as recruits—more like heavies who are difficult to dislodge: JTT = Mike Morris. Do not block with Tight Ends. Their LBs haven't been great, Seth thinks they will blitz a lot (like 2018) though they haven't much this year because that's a better use for them than having them sit back and read. Secondary is much improved despite losing Lathan Ransom for the season; Sonny Styles plays the Tight End-locked "Bandit" role in his stead while Jordan Hancock is an excellent "Nickel Safety" (Sainristil role) and Josh Proctor is back as a 6th year guy to be a solid free safety. They are not blitzing those safeties as much, preferring to sit back and prevent big plays, which they are EXCELLENT at. But Michigan might be able to go back to the 2021 approach. 3. Basketball in the Bahamas starts at 1 hour precisely. A loss to Memphis and a win vs Stanford set up tonight's battle for 5th place (really tied for 3rd but the order of your losses matters) with Texas Tech. Surprised to find this team can score in buckets but can't play defense. They can't have Reed out there in the last 2 minutes because he can't hit a free throw, and then they get off-balance if Nkamhoua has to take a breather. Tray Jackson has not been good thus far. Can't autobench Dug—he only gets 2 fouls per 40 and the offense can't operate without him. They need another point and they need a wing, and that's on admissions because they had transfers who wanted to come both years. 4. Maryland After Review starts at 1:10:36 Defensively it was the same game we've been playing every week, where the opponent has some stuff prepared (in this case it was the old RPO that Locksley and Gattis ran at Bama) and Michigan is practicing their base defense for Ohio State. The defensive line could be the best in program history, with Mason Graham playing like an All-American and Kenneth Grant turning into a monster, but that takes weird extrapolation because they're only on the field for 50% of the snaps. Secondary played like butt against the first good passing offense they faced, which is not a good sign for this weekend. Johnson got beat twice, Wallace looked like he needed to be pulled, and it's a bit late to be falling back on Sainristil outside and McBurrows in the slot, but that's the answer if Wallace can't stay with Egbuka. Bad day for the safeties—do not like Rod Moore missing tackles given what's coming up. Offensive, it was a terrible game for JJ, who wasn't seeing downfield shots that were drawn up for him. We play whack-a-take with the excuses and some are good: JJ didn't practice as much this week after being injured, he lost Roman Wilson who's the guy he'd normally be going to in those situations, and Maryland surprised him with some shifts after the snap. Can't blame the wind. Really didn't like the gameplan: you run 13 times then put out a passing offense to pass—there's no subterfuge there! Why can't this team run play-action when they are great at play-action? WHY? There's no answer. About the Featured Musician: NADIM AZZAM This year we are partnering with The Blind Pig for bumper music, since that's where I've seen most of the bands I've been pushing anyways. And now that we're at Ohio State week I have a reveal for you all: The man choosing the music all this time has been Nadim Azzam, who in addition to helping out the Pig is a rising star in the Detroit-Ann Arbor music scene himself. The Ann Arbor-based singer, rapper, and songwriter is soulful, witty, and technical, kind of like a blog you know. Azzam's new album Dreams For The Future is out now! Song choices: The Come Up Get the Money Night Walk Also because Across 110th Street will get our Youtubes taken now now, the opener and outro: “The Employee is Not Afraid”—Bear vs. Shark “Ruska Vodka”—Motorboat

This Week in Hearing
182 - Over-the-counter (OTC) Hearing Aids and the Evolution of Hearing Enhancement with Matt Skindzier of Knowles

This Week in Hearing

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2023 29:39


Over the past 70 years, the field of hearing augmentation has seen remarkable advancements, transitioning from archaic ear trumpets to discrete digital aids with personalized features like Bluetooth connectivity and mobile app customization. Knowles Corporation's invention of balanced armatures has been pivotal in driving the industry towards high-performance hearing solutions and premium sound offerings. This week, Amyn Amlani hosts Matt Skindzier, the Senior Director of Product Marketing at Knowles Corporation. The 2022 FDA decision permitting over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids for adults with mild-to-moderate hearing loss signifies a significant milestone, making hearing aids more accessible and affordable. These aids serve as a vital solution for those with untreated hearing loss, especially in areas lacking audiological services or for individuals without healthcare access. While OTC hearing aids show promise, their uptake continues to be hindered by challenges like high costs, social stigma, and limited awareness, reducing widespread adoption. Yet, the growing market provides prospects for enhanced consumer choices, advanced features like Bluetooth streaming, and greater availability of personalized sound experiences. Looking ahead, the integration of personalized soundscapes and innovative technologies into standard hearing aid development offers a promising future. Consulting audiologists for tailored solutions remains crucial, but OTC hearing aids represent a significant opportunity for heightened awareness, broader adoption, and a notable shift towards increased accessibility and interest in hearing health. Be sure to subscribe to our channel for the latest episodes each week and follow This Week in Hearing on LinkedIn and Twitter. - https://twitter.com/WeekinHearing - https://www.linkedin.com/company/this-week-in-hearing - https://hearinghealthmatters.org/thisweek/ Audio podcast can be found on all major platforms, including Apple & Spotify: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thisweekinhearing

Sharp & Benning
Brandon Vogel, Counter Read – Segment 9

Sharp & Benning

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2023 26:26


Brandon joins the show to discuss a variety of topics regarding the game this week, including what may happen with Tony White.

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Remember last week when Snoop Dogg announced he'd given up smoking? — Turns out it was a wild marketing move that just pumped one stock up 15%.1K acres of Napa wine country just sold for $400M — Because Chardonnay isn't just a grape, it's also an insurance policy.And there's a strange trend this corporate earnings season: A drop in compliments — CEOs are getting fewer kudos, kindness, and compliments than ever right now.$NAPA $BF $DTC $SPYSubscribe to our newsletter: tboypod.com/newsletterWant merch, a shoutout, or got TheBestFactYet? Go to: www.tboypod.comFollow The Best One Yet on Instagram, Twitter, and Tiktok: @tboypodAnd now watch us on YoutubeSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Damn Dude Podcast
Telling Our Kids The Truth, Useless Humans, Parents + Teenager = Disconnected, Building Family Loyalty, Sex-Drugs-Emotional Intelligence, Counter Practices

Damn Dude Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2023 47:47


Welcome to the Damn Dude Podcast!This is Season 3, Episode 61 (Episode 273)- Tell your kids the truth- The disconnect with parents and their teenagers - Why this disconnect happens, and how we can change it up- Loyalty- Building loyalty with our kids through Action, Example, and Accountability- Setting up our kids for success or failure?- Creating more useless people that take up space in line and at the store- All God's Creation- Counter Practice- What is counter practice, and how do we use it?- The practice of of being uncomfortable on purpose- Sex, Drugs, Emotional IntelligenceLOVE ALLRemember to say 3 things you're Grateful for every morning and every night!- Available on all major platforms!@RealCaliforniaCal@DamnDudePodcasatAvailable on all major platforms: https://damndudepodcast.buzzsprout.com/- Apple Podcasts- Buzzspout- Spotify- Audible- Google Podcasts- Amazon Music- iTunes- Stitcher- iHeart Radio- TuneIn + Alexa- Podcast Addict- PodChaser- Pocket Casts- Deezer- Listen Notes- Player Fm- Podcast Index- Overcast- Castro- Castbox- Podfriend- YouTubeDaaaaaaamn Duuuuuude!!!!!Be sure to leave a 5 Star written review on Apple Podcast/Listen Notes! :)If you love and support the movement and the show, please feel free to make a donation to the Damn Dude Podcast!(link below)Much Love, Love All.#WeCleanPlanet Info:https://www.wecleanplanet.com/To Donate to #WeCleanPlanet:https://www.paypal.com/donate/?cmd=_donations&business=sebastian%40wecleanplanet.com&item_name=Unite+and+Empower+Community+Leaders+for+a+CleanPlanet¤cy_code=USD&source=urlTo Donate to the Damn Dude Podcast:CashApp: $DamnDudePodcastor PayPal:Support the show

It's Possible - Conversations with Successful Online Trainers
144 | Counter Punching For Creative Ideas

It's Possible - Conversations with Successful Online Trainers

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2023 38:30


Mental blocks or lack of inspiration can get in the way of being creative. Learn how to get out of a creative rut and find your version of selling bandaids on a bus. Give your little kid an unplugged gaming controller Getting out of your own world without needing a plane ticket - or leaving your couch Learning to spin content on the 1's and 2's and using your offline social media channels -- Hosts: @itscoachgoodman @fitnessjonestraining @amberreynolds.me -- Join 72,000+ trailblazers, leaders, and coaches who fuel up with our low stress, high-impact 5 REPS FRIDAY newsletter at www.5repsfriday.com. The Obvious Choice podcast is presented by QuickCoach - free, professional software for fitness and nutrition coaches that elevates the value of what you do. Join 35,000+ coaches and get your account today at www.quickcoach.fit.

Bethel Baptist Church of Oskaloosa
Acts: #34 Counter Cultural Jesus

Bethel Baptist Church of Oskaloosa

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2023 53:19


Big Idea: Jesus changes everything.Acts 19:11-41

Shooting Straight Radio Podcast
Counter-Punching The Propaganda Pugilists

Shooting Straight Radio Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2023 46:05


Royce exposes the connection between the communist media and their comrades in elected positions by reading from articles by leftist opinionators who attempt to yoke lawful, responsible American citizens with gangsters, murderers and mass murderers with guns. Even the producer said this was a good show, so tune in and shared it around!!Support the showBuy Paul Eberle's book "Look at the Dirt"Paul Eberle (lookatthedirt.com)Don't forget to catch Voice of the Blue podcast, hosted by Royce, and produced by the American Police Hall of Fame.Voice of the Blue (buzzsprout.com)

The Nonlinear Library
LW - Altman firing retaliation incoming? by trevor

The Nonlinear Library

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2023 7:48


Welcome to The Nonlinear Library, where we use Text-to-Speech software to convert the best writing from the Rationalist and EA communities into audio. This is: Altman firing retaliation incoming?, published by trevor on November 19, 2023 on LessWrong. "Anonymous sources" are going to journalists and insisting that OpenAI employees are planning a "counter-coup" to reinstate Altman, some even claiming plans to overthrow the board. It seems like a strategy by investors or even large tech companies to create a self-fulfilling prophecy to create a coalition of OpenAI employees, when there previously was none. What's happening here reeks of a cheap easy move by someone big and powerful. It's important to note that AI investor firms and large tech companies are highly experienced and sophisticated at power dynamics, and potentially can even use the combination of AI with user data to do sufficient psychological research to wield substantial manipulation capabilities in unconventional environments, possibly already as far as in-person conversations but likely still limited to manipulation via digital environments like social media. Companies like Microsoft also have ties to the US Natsec community and there's potentially risks coming from there as well (my model of the US Natsec community is that they are likely still confused or disinterested in AI safety, but potentially not at all confused nor disinterested any longer, and probably extremely interested and familiar with the use of AI and the AI industry to facilitate modern information warfare). Counter-moves by random investors seems like the best explanation for now, I just figured that was worth mentioning; it's pretty well known that companies like Microsoft are forces that ideally you wouldn't mess with. If this is really happening, if AI safety really is going mano-a-mano against the AI industry, then these things are important to know. Most of these articles are paywalled so I had to paste them a separate post from the main Altman discussion post, and it seems like there's all sorts of people in all sorts of places who ought to be notified ASAP. Forbes: OpenAI Investors Plot Last-Minute Push With Microsoft To Reinstate Sam Altman As CEO (2:50 pm PST, paywalled) A day after OpenAI's board of directors fired former CEO Sam Altman in a shock development, investors in the company are plotting how to restore him in what would amount to an even more surprising counter-coup. Venture capital firms holding positions in OpenAI's for-profit entity have discussed working with Microsoft and senior employees at the company to bring back Altman, even as he has signaled to some that he intends to launch a new startup, four sources told Forbes. Whether the companies would be able to exert enough pressure to pull off such a move - and do it fast enough to keep Altman interested - is unclear. The playbook, a source told Forbes would be straightforward: make OpenAI's new management, under acting CEO Mira Murati and the remaining board, accept that their situation was untenable through a combination of mass revolt by senior researchers, withheld cloud computing credits from Microsoft, and a potential lawsuit from investors. Facing such a combination, the thinking is that management would have to accept Altman back, likely leading to the subsequent departure of those believed to have pushed for Altman's removal, including cofounder Ilya Sutskever and board director Adam D'Angelo, the CEO of Quora. Should such an effort not come together in time, Altman and OpenAI ex-president Greg Brockman were set to raise capital for a new startup, two sources said. "If they don't figure it out asap, they'd just go ahead with Newco," one source added. OpenAI had not responded to a request for comment at publication time. Microsoft declined to comment. Earlier on Saturday, The Information reported that Altman was already meeting with investors to raise funds for such a project. One source close to Altman said...

Apologetics on SermonAudio
The Great Pushback: Preparing the End Time Church to Counter the Great Reset

Apologetics on SermonAudio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2023 76:00


A new MP3 sermon from Cornerstone Bible Church is now available on SermonAudio with the following details: Title: The Great Pushback: Preparing the End Time Church to Counter the Great Reset Subtitle: Apologetics Speaker: Shahram Hadian Broadcaster: Cornerstone Bible Church Event: Teaching Date: 11/16/2023 Length: 76 min.

So what you're saying is...
The Right Need a Counter Elite to Battle Our Current Progressive Elite

So what you're saying is...

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2023 59:31


On today's Deprogrammed, hosts Harrison Pitt and Evan Riggs are joined by Dr. James Orr, Chairman of the Edmund Burke Foundation, an Associate Professor of Philosophy of Religion at the Faculty of Divinity at the University of Cambridge and a notable figure in the National Conservatism conference recently held in London. --------------- SUBSCRIBE: If you are enjoying the show, please subscribe to our channel on YouTube (click the Subscribe Button underneath the video and then Click on the Bell icon next to it to make sure you Receive All Notifications) AUDIO: If you prefer Audio you can subscribe on iTunes or Soundcloud. Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-923838732 itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/s... SUPPORT/DONATE: PAYPAL/ CARD PAYMENTS - ONE TIME & MONTHLY: You can donate in a variety of ways via our website: http://www.newcultureforum.org.uk/#do... It is set up to accept one time and monthly donations. JOIN US ON SOCIAL MEDIA: Web: http://www.newcultureforum.org.uk F: https://www.facebook.com/NCultureForum/ Y: http://www.youtube.com/c/NewCultureForum T: http://www.twitter.com/NewCultureForum (@NewCultureForum)

Doubles Only Tennis Podcast
Doubles Game Styles: How to Counter Pushers, Attackers, & Baseliners

Doubles Only Tennis Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2023 21:07


In doubles, you'll often play against a team with one of three different game styles.Pushers - they lob endlessly, never miss, and make you beat yourself.Attackers - they serve and volley, get to the net, and apply relentless pressure.Baseliners - they play straight-up doubles, usually 1-up 1-back, with really good groundstrokes that force errors and make you afraid to poach.In this episode, I cover how to beat each of these types of teams, including recent examples where I saw it work. I'll share the best formation to use against pushers, how to give baseliners zero rhythm, and one vital thing you need to look for against teams who attack.League Doubles Training Masterclass is 30% off through Sunday 11/19.Enroll here: https://the-tennis-tribe.teachable.com/p/league-doubles-training?coupon_code=LEAGUE30**Doubles Strategy Course** This video course will teach you the best doubles tactics for serving, returning, rallying, and approaching so that you'll have a winning plan for every point.25 Winning Doubles Tactics Video Course: https://the-tennis-tribe.teachable.com/p/25-winning-doubles-tactics**Doubles Ebooks** These guides offer proven advice to improve your doubles strategy.25 Winning Doubles Tactics:  https://www.thetennistribe.com/25-winning-doubles-tactics/Return Strategy for Doubles: https://www.thetennistribe.com/return-strategy-for-doubles-ebook/Serve Strategy for Doubles: https://www.thetennistribe.com/serve-strategy-for-doubles-ebook/Net Play Strategy for Doubles: https://www.thetennistribe.com/net-play-strategy-for-doubles-ebook/***Download your free doubles guide to learn how to force errors and get more easy volleys at TheTennisTribe.com/doubles-guide/. ***Tennis Gear reviews: The best racquets, shoes, bags, & moreRead our written doubles lessons hereSubscribe to our YouTube Channel for video lessons

Hope in the Good Life Podcast
Episode 32 This Bean Counter Bids Farewell

Hope in the Good Life Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2023 14:30


He's been a "bean counter" for Catholic Social Services of Southern Nebraska (CSS) for 24 years, and he's still amazed at what those beans have done for CSS. Bill Meduna talks about his time with CSS as Vice President of Operations, and why this agency is such a great place to work.

Adventure Rider Radio Motorcycle Podcast. Travel Adventures, Bike Tech Tips
Close Call: A Story About the Importance of Counter Steering

Adventure Rider Radio Motorcycle Podcast. Travel Adventures, Bike Tech Tips

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2023 90:31


After months of planning, John Ciribassi headed out on his first Backcountry Discovery Route (BDR) adventure in Colorado with three riding buddies. The journey took an unexpected turn on day one when inexperienced in pavement riding, a distracted John misjudged a fast-approaching corner, panicked and locked up the front brake. He collided with the corner of a horse trailer being pulled by a semi-truck. Miraculously escaping with only mild road rash, the incident served as a wake-up call about the importance of skills like counter-steering. And to explain counter-steering, we asked MSF Coach, Jon DelVecchio, to shed light on this essential skill that can make a significant difference in navigating corners safely and efficiently. Photos and links related to this episode can be found on our website adventureriderradio.com. Adventure Rider Radio is the longest-running adventure motorcycle and travel podcast and we remain committed to bringing you new and exciting episodes. If you can, we'd love to get your support, please visit the Support page on our website. Thank you!

Hardcore College Football
Giger Counter | Episode 117

Hardcore College Football

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2023 113:43


Cory & Shawn give their final thoughts on the Michigan game & preview Rutgers. Then Cory Giger joins the show to talk about where Penn State Football goes from here. Other topics covered in today's episode include: • Final thoughts on Michigan loss • New Commit • Rutgers Preview • Cory Giger Joins Show B1G Pick'em Week Twelve: https://forms.gle/Z2bLwN2JBt6dwtcbA MERCH: https://shop.teammercury.io/ FOLLOW HARDCORE PSU HERE: ► TWITTER | https://twitter.com/HardcorePSUFB ► TIKTOK | https://www.tiktok.com/@hardcorepsufb ► INSTAGRAM | https://www.instagram.com/hardcorepsufb/ ► YOUTUBE | https://www.youtube.com/@StateMediaPSU?sub_confirmation=1 ► APPLE | https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hardcore-penn-state-football/id1484435936 ► SPOTIFY | https://open.spotify.com/show/411KekHTyyUSg1R6dkKSgx?si=51ee21f7a33247f8 ► LINKTREE | https://linktr.ee/hardcorepsufb FOLLOW STATE MEDIA HERE: ► TWITTER | https://twitter.com/StateMediaPSU ► TIKTOK | https://www.tiktok.com/@statemediapsu ► INSTAGRAM | https://www.instagram.com/statemediapsu/ ► YOUTUBE | https://www.youtube.com/@StateMediaPSU?sub_confirmation=1 Hardcore PSU is an underground, grass-roots, Penn State Football podcast dedicated to providing its listeners with useful stats, intriguing stories, credible news, and unique interviews. The show is co-hosted by Cory Lestochi and Shawn Kane. Hardcore PSU is presented by The Mercury Podcast Network. For sponsorships or business inquiries reach out to: ads@teammercury.io #pennstate #pennstatefootball #collegefootball #cfb #pennstatenittanylions #nittanylions

Damage Counter: A Pokemon TCG Podcast
Surely Mew Won't Win AGAIN - Damage Counter Episode #46

Damage Counter: A Pokemon TCG Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2023 135:05


On this episode of The Damage Counter Podcast!! -Introductions -Card of the day! Mewtwo EX (Next Destinies) - 13:28 -News - 22:45 -Shiny Treasure ex translations: https://www.pokebeach.com/2023/11/tm-crisis-shot-students-in-paldea-and-other-new-cards-from-shiny-treasure-ex https://www.pokebeach.com/2023/11/new-great-tusk-ex-iron-treads-ex-mime-jr-and-more-from-shiny-treasure-ex -60 Card Showcase: Alakazam ex - 52:56 See the decks for yourself! https://play.limitlesstcg.com/tournament/64c261874a82fe05e87aaaf8/player/banette/decklist -LAIC Meta Preview: 01:08:01 Massive shout-outs to @Midas_KG for the shows artwork and to @VAMcKnight for our intro song, "Starbloom" Follow us on Twitter: ⁠⁠⁠https://twitter.com/DamageCounter ⁠⁠⁠ Check out our YouTube: ⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCceFR-9-pfHrWX7MaxOyiMQ⁠⁠⁠ Join our Discord!: ⁠⁠⁠https://discord.gg/zCEHrkPQYe⁠⁠⁠ Send us an email: damagecounterpodcast@gmail.com

OCF Crosspoint Podcast
Part 2: Spiritual Formation: A Counter-Cultural Approach to Spiritual Renewal

OCF Crosspoint Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2023 37:20


Today, you'll hear audio from Part 2 of a speaking session by CH(MAJ) Jake Snodgrass, USA, this past fall at Spring Canyon's Aspentime Retreat. If you're new to OCF and you've never heard of Spring Canyon, it's OCF's western conference and retreat center located near Buena Vista, Colorado. And if you've never heard of Aspentime, it's a weekend getaway at Spring Canyon for Christian military members and families, and it features teaching and small group sessions led by a speaker like CH Snodgrass. Participants at the weekend retreat explored the profound concept of spiritual formation through the lens of renowned authors such as John Mark Comer, Dallas Willard, John Ortberg, and Donald Whitney, and they uncovered principles and practices that challenge contemporary ideals, emphasizing the necessity of community in the pursuit of spiritual growth. There were also interactive discussions, activities, and real-life applications in which leaders discovered how to build and sustain a vibrant military ministry while fostering personal renewal in an increasingly secular world and military.   About CH(MAJ) Jake Snodgrass, USA Chaplain Jacob Snodgrass is a native of Ames, OK, and graduated from the University of Oklahoma and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Applied Theology at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City. He was commissioned from ROTC in 2002, and has served as a Chaplain since 2009, endorsed by the Southern Baptist Convention. He currently serves as the 10th Special Forces Group Chaplain and as the lead pastor of Agape Carson, Fort Carson, CO. Chaplain Snodgrass has served numerous assignments as a chaplain, pastor, and church planter, including Camp Humphreys, Korea; Fort Lewis, WA; and Kandahar, Afghanistan. He was named U.S. Army Chaplain of the Year in 2019. Chaplain Snodgrass has been married for 18 years to the former Heather Dostal of Leakenheath, UK, and they have six kids: Manuel 24, Karmen 22, Gage 15, Boyce 14, Jovie 11, and Bennett 8.

Exito en la Familia
Living Counter Current

Exito en la Familia

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2023 15:49


In today's episode, join us and our son, Andrew Román, to discuss how we can live against the grain of this world!

Sharp & Benning
Brandon Vogel, Counter Read - Segment 11

Sharp & Benning

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2023 12:53


So, how exactly can Nebraska get that elusive sixth win?

The Uptime Wind Energy Podcast
Orsted Delayed In Taiwan, Bill Gates Backs AirLoom Energy, Drone Inspections with Spinning Turbines, World Wide Wind Counter-Rotating Turbine

The Uptime Wind Energy Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2023 41:38


Phil Totaro and Joel Saxum discuss the situation in Taiwan where Orsted has another ship delay that is pushing back the completion of the offshore project.  In Norway, World Wide Wind received the green light to trial their small counter-rotating turbine off the coastline.  Billionaire Bill Gates has backed a US-based startup that looks towards vertical blades on an oval track to generate low-cost electricity – Rosemary has doubts. Then the crew digs into the newly financed effort to photograph rotating blades using drones.  Plus, Windy Hill Wind Farm in Australia is our wind farm of the week! It's an action-packed episode! Sign up now for Uptime Tech News, our weekly email update on all things wind technology. This episode is sponsored by Weather Guard Lightning Tech. Learn more about Weather Guard's StrikeTape Wind Turbine LPS retrofit. Follow the show on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Linkedin and visit Weather Guard on the web. And subscribe to Rosemary Barnes' YouTube channel here. Have a question we can answer on the show? Email us! Pardalote Consulting - https://www.pardaloteconsulting.comWeather Guard Lightning Tech - www.weatherguardwind.comIntelstor - https://www.intelstor.com Uptime 191 Allen Hall: Rosemary, I was watching X the other day and they had a little video from Canberra. I thought, Oh my gosh, I know someone from Canberra. And it was at the airport where a lady evidently missed her flight and decided that she was going to get out on the tarmac and then flag down the airplane on the tarmac. So she was literally out on the tarmac. There's video of her trying to alert the pilot, like what the pilot is going to do. I don't know. But the question in the aerospace community and the airplane community is how did somebody get on the tarmac in Canberra? I assume there's a couple of gates or guards or something before he could hit the airplane. and second of all, was that you? Rosemary Barnes: It wasn't me. It's been a long time since I missed a flight. it has happened in my life, but not recently. And yeah, Canberra is not the largest airport, technically international. but in reality, it feels more like a rural airport, but there are locking doors between the, yeah, the departure lounge and the tarmac. So a little bit surprised. I guess someone stuffed up and forgot to lock a door. Allen Hall: I hope that's the case because the pilot was concerned about it. Yeah. She's lucky. She didn't get sucked into an engine. That could have happened. That could have really happened. It was very serious. yeah, hopefully everything goes better in Canberra. And this weekend on the podcast, we have a lot of crazy, interesting news from all over the world. We're talking about new wind turbines off the coast of Norway. We're talking about new wind turbines in the United States of all things. plus Ørsted is in trouble again in Taiwan. This is a crazy week for wind energy, so stay tuned, there's a lot ahead. If you have some free time in early February, you probably ought to go to Denmark and, go see the Leading Edge Erosion of Wind Turbine Blades conference that's going to be held outside of, or in, where DTU is. Because Joel and I are going to be there, of course, because where else would we be in February? It's one of the colder places on the planet. But we are talking about leading edge erosion, and I know Rosemary is a big fan of leading edge erosion and, trying to squash it, in our times at LM. But there's a lot of people that's going to be at this conference that we know that have been on the podcast. Morton Handberg from Wind Power Lab, Nicholas Gaudern from Power Curve's going to be there, Dainis Kruze from Aerones. Christian Bachman, DTU, so there's a number of really interesting talks that are happening and it's all, it's not like there's multiple rooms, there's one place where all the action is and you're just going to get, a fire hose of really useful information.

The Talking Shop Podcast
The Talking Shop Podcast (S3E14) - The Greatest Dual Autos of All Time?

The Talking Shop Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2023 51:01


The Talking Shop Podcast (S3E14) - The Greatest Dual Autos of All Time? With the Ohtani/ruth dual auto in Topps Definitive and the Lebron/Bronny auto coming, the guys debate the greatest dual auto of all time. As usual, they will also give a sneak peek at the latest products making their way to the shelves at Grand Slam Cards, debate some recent hobby news, reveal the hottest Hits from the Shop, and maybe a card from their collection. ---  The Rundown - 1:28 New in the Shop - 2:25 Behind the Counter - 5:20 Hobby News - 9:44 Hits from the Shop - 41:13 Crazy Stat of the Week - 46:57 Connect with Grand Slam Cards Rock Hill on Facebook or Instagram  --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/the-talking-shop-podcast/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/the-talking-shop-podcast/support

JAMA Clinical Reviews: Interviews about ideas & innovations in medicine, science & clinical practice. Listen & earn CME credi

In July 2023, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first oral contraceptive pill (Opill) that will be available without a prescription. JAMA Senior Editor Kristin Walter, MD, MS, spoke with JAMA Associate Editor Melissa A. Simon, MD, MPH, about the use, effectiveness, and potential side effects of Opill. Related Content: Over-the-Counter Progestin-Only Oral Contraceptives

Slacker & Steve
Full show - Monday | Intuition | Erin's sports update | Millennials and Gen Zs aren't going anywhere! | OPP - Daughter's friend needs help | Over the counter | Steve takes on registered Colorado drivers

Slacker & Steve

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2023 60:10


Full show - Monday | Intuition | Erin's sports update | Millennials and Gen Zs aren't going anywhere! | OPP - Daughter's friend needs help | Over the counter | Steve takes on registered Colorado drivers

Slacker & Steve
Over the counter

Slacker & Steve

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2023 5:22


T. Hack doesn't understand why certain medications are labeled "over the counter," when no counter is involved at all. Does he have a point?

Petrie Dish
Science & Medicine: Counter Long COVID with pacing

Petrie Dish

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2023 2:10


Dr. Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez, chair of rehabilitation medicine at UT Health San Antonio, teaches her patients to practice what she calls pacing and other techniques to conserve energy.

The Jason & Scot Show - E-Commerce And Retail News
EP313 - Holiday 2023 Preview with Rob Garf of Salesforce

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

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2023 53:54


EP313 - Holiday 2023 Preview with Rob Garf of Salesforce Episode 313 is preview of Holiday 2023 with Rob Garf, Vice President and General Manager, Retail at Salesforce. This is Robs' fifth time on the show, having previously been on episodes 110, 248, 282, and 299. It's happened again. Your Halloween decorations have come down (or at least your pumpkin is not in good shape), you survived Amazon Prime Big Deal Days, and now you're getting ready to ditch your in-laws and enjoy one of the most exciting retail weeks of the year. Yes, it's time for Holiday 2023! This year, we've decided to do things a bit different by previewing the holiday in advance of Turkey 5. Rob Garf has kindly joined to walk us through Salesforce's e-commerce forecast for November and December, and we compare it to all the other forecasts out there (NRF, Deloitte, Bain, US Dept of Commerce). In addition to the top line forecasts, we touch on retail versus e-commerce, changing shape of the holiday, discounting climate, inventory and supply chain impacts, top performing categories, the economy, and the impact of rapidly growing Chinese brands (Temu, Shein, TikTok). Throughout this episode make liberal use of real-time data from Salesforce Shopping Insights HQ, which tracks how 1.5+ billion consumers are shaping shopping trends. You can see a real-time holiday dashboard, powered by Tableau so you can interact with the data yourself on the Salesforce Holiday Insights page. Episode 313 of the Jason & Scot show was recorded on Wednesday November 8th, 2023. http://jasonandscot.com Join your hosts Jason "Retailgeek" Goldberg, Chief Commerce Strategy Officer at Publicis, and Scot Wingo, CEO of GetSpiffy and Co-Founder of ChannelAdvisor as they discuss the latest news and trends in the world of e-commerce and digital shopper marketing. Transcript Jason: [0:23] Welcome to the Jason and Scot show this is episode 313 being recorded on Wednesday November 8th 2023 I'm your host Jason retailgeek Goldberg and as usual I'm here with your co-host Scot Wingo. Scot: [0:39] Hey Jason and welcome back Jason and Scot show listeners Jason is 3:13 the lucky number I had the 13 is kind of on there so I think we'll count it. Jason: [0:48] It's a lot of threes. Scot: [0:50] Yeah yeah I think it's a primal have to get one of our research analyst to work on the okay so we are recording this in early November as Jason said so at that critical part of the retail calendar all the plans are laid the discounts are on the table Cyber Monday. Thanksgiving Black Friday everything's teed up and everyone's waiting in anticipation of what holiday is going to bring us this year. And we know longtime listeners will know that our holiday turkey five coverage with a lot of sprinkling of data is second to none in the industry and this year we're going to take it up a notch in past years we've had our friend of the show Rob Garf VP and GM for retail at Salesforce on after the turkey 5 give us a real-time view of what they saw and for those of you that have been with us very long time this is her Jason's mom primarily those were episodes 110 249 282 and 299 man that's quite a track record this year we are going to take it up and have a delicious rub Garf before and after holiday sandwich it's kind of like that turkey sandwich but we're going to kind of sample it here before we even even have Thanksgiving. Rob before I before I go on welcome back for the fifth and I think record time on the show. Rob: [2:11] Wow I love it this is I will have to call the Guinness book up and make sure we get this knocked in memory on this is fantastic it's always good to be here and even better Scott and Jason and first of all thank you for having me on doing a little bit of a preview because as you mention were normally crawling through the data talking about the holiday weekend and seeing where everything lands after the critical time period and it's fun to take a little bit of a sneak preview and look at what we're anticipating and what we're seeing going into as you mentioned one of the most critical times of the year. Jason: [2:45] I think you're exactly right Rob I don't know why we didn't think of this sooner I feel like they should have always been part of our holiday tradition. And I do feel like we're getting all of the Rob protein with none of the nasty carbs so that's like a. Particularly healthy Thanksgiving treat but Rob before we jump into all of the good data remind listeners what the heck it is you do for Salesforce and how you get all this juicy data. Rob: [3:13] Yeah that's awesome let's by the way the listeners decide you know how. Advantageous this is after the fact I hope it is and again we'll do our best so yeah and I've been I always thinking about it thinking into this conversation now at Salesforce for over 7 years but I came. To the CRM Leader by way of demand where and if you remember demandware now Commerce Cloud was the leader and the cloud space and we instrumented the platform early on to get access to everything that flows. Through our Cloud so you think about all the Taps all the clicks all the swipes. [3:48] Now we don't have any access to personally identifiable information but we bubble that up and it becomes really The Benchmark for what's happening in digital and over the years we've included. Things from marketing and Service as well to look at a more complete buyers Journey. [4:08] And it's been really fun each quarter we release our shopping index which is available on salesforce.com built on Tableau and it's interactive so you can slice and dice it by vertical and by geography and it really helps. Retailers gauge how they're doing vis-à-vis their peer set which of course is extremely important anytime of the year but certainly even more important during. The holiday week now I think there's one thing that I sometimes forget to say so I want to make sure right cover it now which is. Our index and by virtue of that our benchmarks are from a outside in perspective so they are a look at the entire industry, not just Salesforce data we've modeled this over the last 10 years since its Inception so it's really intended to look at. The overall industry and benchmarking how peers are doing rather than speaking to anything that Salesforce is doing so that's my quick infomercial but hopefully more than anything just a little bit of credibility as to where we get the data, what we do with it and most importantly the conversations were able to have similar to what we're doing here. Jason: [5:19] God so that that sounds perfect. I do want just a couple clarifying questions before we jump into the actual data because I know we're going to talk about holiday like what is your official definition of holiday what what dates are you looking at. Rob: [5:38] Yeah thanks for asking that's always an important question so we've defined it over the years as the complete November and December so that's our holiday our peak season look. And we look at in particular for again the holiday weekend I know you call it cyber five or thirty five, we have cyber week which starts the Tuesday before, American Thanksgiving and works its way through Cyber Monday it's just something we started from the beginning and 4y like to like, your rear comparisons we've kept that intact so in on referencing cyber week or cyber five it's really looking at those, those seven days now of course the definition by some has been elongated and I hope we'll get into that in terms of when does the official real demand start but to answer your question straight on Jason it's for us at Salesforce November December. Jason: [6:27] Got it and so for historical purposes you've always been located in November December and then you're predominantly or exclusively focused on digital sales so you're you're reporting on what actually happened and forecasting what you think is going to happen in terms of e-commerce sales but unless I had this wrong you guys don't put a flag in the ground on on what you think is going to happen in brick-and-mortar is that true. Rob: [6:50] That is accurate now we do kind of go on the fringes a little bit because the bleeding between online or the blurring I should say between online and offline so we do have, data on buy online pick up at store we do have data on returns as well which is by virtue of, definition multi-channel omni-channel type of process but we don't put a stake in the ground because we just don't have the intrinsic data to be able to bubble that up and provide on the actuals. Jason: [7:20] Sure and then one other fun fact you reference the shopping index and you always have like the quarterly recap on there but I think. For sure during holidays and I think you're going to tell me your round you actually have a real-time dashboard up there so it's kind of a fun thing during the individual days of cyber week to kind of pop in and see see what's going on after your family Thanksgiving dinner to see if you're still going to have a retail job when this is all over. Rob: [7:50] Yeah yeah we do exactly so during particularly cyber week each morning the team is getting up super early as you can imagine and work around through the data and we're updating in real-time the data from the previous day and so for any retailer who is looking for the latest and greatest certainly by I would say 10:00 eastern time at the latest you will get that and see that up there we do have many customers who do use that in there Roundtable boardroom discussions each day to understand how they're doing it repairing it and more than anything Jason truth be told we need to get it up that early because our boss this guy named Marc benioff is typically texting us saying where's the data because I want to tweet it so yeah as much of a motivator as anything else. Scot: [8:40] Always fun when you get the text from The Seer. Jason: [8:44] Slack's slacks the he sends wax not to. Scot: [8:48] A slacks yes sorry I was off I was off brand for a second yeah he Einsteins it to his his Einstein slacks you. You mentioned one follow-up on that you mentioned American Thanksgiving that prompted me to ask this is largely we're talking about the u.s. here primarily we're not going to this is an international I'm sure you can go International but, we're doing more us right. Rob: [9:12] Yeah I'm prepared to do whatever I thought we'd probably borrow a bit more into us but we do have Global numbers but yeah. Scot: [9:20] Okay we have time Jason's obsessed with these Chinese companies I'm sure he'll ask you some questions so. Rob: [9:25] That's fair that wouldn't. Scot: [9:26] Yeah he gets all his clothes from she in any way. So before we dive into the topic du jour which is this year's holiday 2023 maybe recap for listeners kind of that you know. I know we had you on but the dust has settled and I'm sure you're going back and looking at it now with holiday 22 what were some of the bullet items that you kind of you you're thinking about as we go into 23. Rob: [9:56] Scot you don't think the listeners have totally taken This to Memory what we talked about last November 29 come on. You're probably right that's fine yeah I get it not all of us live and breathe this but yeah let's bring us back and you know actually if I could just for a minute, to put 2022 in context you need to think a little bit about 2021 and let me just spend a minute there and then I'll fast forward to 22 which is if you remember some of us don't want to in 2021 it was truly one of the first times that demand, actually got pulled forward in the holiday season and the reason was. The first mile delivery issues were stuck if you remember so many products were stuck in the port in the US of a Lala. The containers if they even got to the port or having a difficult time getting off the ship in into the domestic supply chain and people saw a headline after headline when I say people like consumers by or shoppers and they realized if they didn't buy early in the season. [11:03] They might not get the product that they actually want because in the past they would just have a waiting game and wait for the last and final deal and so. Demand got pulled earlier in the season and oh by the way retailers didn't have to Discount as steep as they normally do so going into 2020 retailers thought. [11:26] All of a sudden there would be this magical shift to Consumers buying earlier in the year and you know what that just didn't happen, there was actually a really good point of why that didn't happen when you look at the first two weeks of November we saw some of the lowest discounting rates that we typically see during the holiday season and because of these lackluster deals. People really didn't buy anything they waited and they again went back to their normal buying Behavior. One other by-product out of that is those that did by early. [12:04] We saw that they actually return the product during cyber week cyber week last year 2022 at some of the highest. Return rates during that week of the entire season people were doing their own price adjustments if they bought the product earlier in the year and realize they could have gotten a better price so there's like. I don't know how you calculate a triple or quadruple whammy on the bottom line that retailer saw. Because they were hoping to chase the deals earlier or wait I should say for the deals into the season and consumers just didn't bite. Overall and then I'll stop talking for a second here is what we saw. For let's just take cyber week as an example in the u.s. we saw a nine percent year-over-year growth growth online and globally we saw a 2% growth so us was really buoying up the global number there but a lot of that Sales Online happened right before cyber week and through the Thanksgiving holiday. Scot: [13:07] Got it it's kind of coming back to me I Remember You coining The Phrase discount chicken I remembered that is that right remember. Rob: [13:15] Yeah yeah yeah totally and thank you so discount chicken you know for the first time that we saw, retailers won the game of discount chicken last year I'm sorry in 2021 they tried to win again in 2022 but it just didn't happen consumers are really wise the real patient and now especially as they're seeing headwinds in their economic future there's definitely searching out for better and best deals. Scot: [13:46] Yeah this this kind of goes back to our data question it just occurred to me as we were talking about this obviously the macroeconomic is different now does that factor into your when you swirl all this together and you guys put together a funk forecast is that is that an input. Rob: [14:00] Absolutely yeah for sure and another piece that we look at very closely because it's driven so much of the growth over the last two years is inflation as well and so when you look at the last two years much of the online and growth is from increased prices not increased demand so people are just not getting as much from their dollar because of those increases we're starting to see that settle down the last couple quarters which is good news we're not quite seeing in Europe by the way but here in the US and so we're hoping, some of the growth will come from We're anticipating I should say some of the growth this holiday season coming from actual increase demand. Jason: [14:41] God so I want to I want to jump in the big reveal but a quick quiz first if you don't mind so last year us e-commerce growth nine percent G20 21 was also an incredibly abnormal year do you remember what the actual number you guys got for 2021 was. Rob: [15:00] For cyber week that's a. Jason: [15:02] No or sorry for holiday if you don't have it it's fine. Rob: [15:05] Overall holiday for 2021 was nine percent but that's Global so I'd have to go back to see what it was with the US. Jason: [15:13] No problem but so last year in the u.s. nine percent growth which was outlier for because Global growth was quite a bit softer. And so now here we are getting ready for Holiday 23 and what what do you think's going to happen when how much stuff we're going to sell online in November and December of twenty three in the US. Rob: [15:35] Yeah, so we're anticipating here in the US basically flat online growth and anybody I'm talking to is candidly quite okay with that and let me tell you why they're not overly bullish about significant growth online this year. For two major factors one is, we actually looked at the kegger over the last couple of years going back to 2019 and if things play out the way we anticipate we're still looking at for the holiday season compound annual growth of somewhere between 20 and 25% and so we're really where we are better than where we've been in 2019 year-over-year so we're you know we've been looking at these data points for quite some time during the holiday season if we're going to do 10 to 12 to 13 percent year-over-year growth online we're feeling really good and we've seen the average over the last couple of years come out well over that so there's a baseline that we're still needing to consider as we think about growth the second factor is. [16:50] The store. And we can't forget about even though our data doesn't explicitly account for that what we've seen in our data is that people are still going online very, aggressively meaning traffic quarter-over-quarter year-over-year is still really strong however what we're finding is people are then doing what they've naturally done for a long time which is in many cases then go into the store to actually make the purchase and so it doesn't necessarily tell when you look at flat growth year over year for the holiday season the entire story we're still feeling really good about it what helps us by the way one more caveat that I'll put in there and I should have mentioned it's got just a moment ago when you asked how we get to the numbers one of the key influences, is what does it October look like and particularly prime or we should I was about to say Prime day but the prime big deal days and so what we've seen when it first came out a nice halo effect. And we still see a halo effect certainly during the dog days of summer in July since the Inception of prime day. What was that 56 years ago but we although we saw bumps in the early part when it. First was established in October there wasn't a significant halo effect that happened during Pride a meaning those. [18:18] Not named Amazon during the October event we saw nice traffic we though saw really low discount rates once again so people were being patient they're biding their time and so we are seeing some nice add to cart rates as well so we saw people were poking around they were doing their research they were starting to. Think about what their holiday gifting this look like but they were waiting and so that's my long way of saying we're anticipating a fairly moderate holiday but we're not at all discouraged by what we. Jason: [18:54] Totally fair and so and I want to put your forecast in a little bit of context but before I do you kind of open the door on this whole October and shape of holiday thing like hey. Super useful to have historical consistency so I'm glad you guys report. The same time period every year right like I'm by no means proposing that everyone should change periods but it is interesting there's there's a lot more promotional activity. Happening in October than was true 10 years ago right and in very specific ways you convoluted 22 years ago, Prime day was cancelled in summer and happened in October and then they move prom date back to Summer but they added this second prime day and put a lot more marketing behind it this year than last year so and every other retailer on the planet. Counter programs against that that holiday and so there's been a. An increasing amount of pressure to pull sales in in October and then on the flip side a lot of people feel like holiday doesn't really end. And told mid to late January and there's a variety of reasons for that but one very particular one heck of a lot of gift cards get sold and gifted during holidays and they get redeemed. [20:18] Predominantly in January and so I guess I'm just kind of curious I'm not sure you would have necessary data behind this but like it does feel like holiday is flattening out and I know you guys pay particular attention to cyber week which you know is still a huge outlier and obviously we see way more sales on Cyber week than a traditional holiday week but. As a. Relation to the total holiday period it does feel like that spike is starting to flatten out a little bit like do you see holiday getting kind of stretched and flattened. Rob: [20:53] Yeah I love the question in this I feel like we could look back you know in a year or 25 years and do a whole. [21:03] I don't know extensive research project around how, people in mindset and shopping has evolved because it has and of course the pandemic had a big accelerator to that what we've seen in our data Jason is there has been a flattening out throughout cyber week meeting the big Spikes have typically been Black Friday and Cyber Monday and those still remain the two largest online days of the entire year but we are seeing a flattening out throughout the entire week but we haven't seen a lot of the sales, when it's all said and done pulled into October we do see a little bit of a blip in and around, the big deal days and we actually to your point other retailers have preempted the sales and we saw that in July as well meaning doing sales events the week before and it does draw them up, some traffic but we haven't seen a large portion being pulled into that time period what I will also say again lackluster discounts played a big role we're anticipating, comparing big deal days to cyber week cyber week we'll see about a 40% higher discounting rate. [22:28] Then what we witnessed just a couple of weeks ago in October you are totally right by the way that. [22:37] The holiday season does definitely extend through December and into January that's why most every retailer has there. You know fiscal year ending in January so they can really reconcile and get out from under what happened in the holiday not just gift cards but all of the returns and exchanges that invariably happen as well but at the end of the day just put a nice little underscore here is in 2020 and 2021 we did see a bit of pulling forward into October a couple of percentage points of sales but we're forecasting that 25% of all holiday sales will happen again as we Define it the 7-Day is of cyber week. Jason: [23:27] Interesting very cool okay so before we dive into some more granular topics I do you want to put the 9% in context and some listeners will be familiar with Nate silver and his poll of polls in the the kind of boring, boring a political forecast but the way more interesting March Madness forecast so I like to fancy myself as the Nate silver of e-commerce and so I do try to watch all of this data and huge caveat, nobody's data is Apples to Apples right so it's not really a matter of though this number doesn't match up to this number. Everyone has a slightly different definition of what e-commerce means everyone has a slightly different set of dates that they're looking at and they have different methodologies right so your methodology I feel like you get perfectly accurate data from a slice of the market right like there's there's no like. Human. [24:30] Are introducing your data because it's coming right from the systems and that the challenge for you guys is to take your slice and extend that to the the entire world of retail. The and I feel like you guys do that really well. So another data source that of course people are sick of me talking about is the US Department of Commerce which are these like surveys that they force retailers to fill out and. There's. Entirely different challenges and flaws in their survey methodology and how they defined e-commerce but just to kind of put things in perspective. I'm going to talk about they give us both brick-and-mortar and e-commerce data and so I pulled right before a show I pulled their data for the historical averages of November and December and so for the 27 years before covid-19. November and December sales grew, 3.8 5% per year so that's brick-and-mortar that's not related to the number you gave it all so average retail growth in that States of America / the US Department of Commerce in November and December three point eight five percent so and then I remind people the three covid years 20 21 and 22. [25:45] Were the greatest three years in the history of retail right because we didn't let anyone spend any money on travel and we mailed 10 trillion dollars to every man woman and child in America, to spend and so via the US Department of Commerce data 2020 Drew 9.2 percent. [26:04] 20:21 Drew 12.5 percent in 2020 to grew 5.4% so three straight years of, way over the historical average growth right and then using that same methodology they US Department of Commerce reports internet sales I'm way more skeptical of their internet sales because of the methodology in the way they Define it but just to put it in perspective. [26:32] For the 27 years before covid they have e-commerce growing eleven point two five percent a year and so then 2020 when everyone was locked in the house and not going to retail we had this monster year e-commerce group 35% in November and December from their data and then the following year because there was sort of a rebound and a return into two brick-and-mortar sales e-commerce sales were actually lower than the industry average so 2021 they had sales at 10.5% so a little bit off of the historical average and then last year they were the softest of all they were seven point six eight percent which is the slowest e-commerce growth in Holiday in the last 30 years so that's just kind of an interesting context right so the orders of magnitude are all right you had nine percent growth last year they had seven point six percent growth they don't forecast of course and so then I start looking at the forecast and a big forecast that comes out every year we're all friends of the NRF here and there in RF members the NRF just did their holiday forecast their forecasting brick-and-mortar growing three to four percent so. [27:45] Pretty much in line with that historical average that's a deceleration from last year which was 5.4% and they're forecasting internet sales of 7.9 percent so they're kind of perfectly splitting the difference between the US Department of Commerce and Salesforce for whatever that's worth by pretty pretty broad range and so that just kind of passes my quick sanity check Deloitte also does a forecast now deloitte's forecast is a different time range they consider holiday November to January and they're forecasting brick-and-mortar 3.5 to four point six percent so a little more optimistic and they're forecasting e-commerce at ten point three to twelve point eight percent so again a little more optimistic and then Bain did a forecast this year and they have three percent brick-and-mortar so I just wanted to throw that out there that most people are expecting this kind of three to four percent brick-and-mortar growth and this kind of we'll call it eight to eleven percent e-commerce growth. Rob: [28:51] Yeah and I would say given what you just talked about. Others a bit more bullish on the e-commerce growth than we are but I think directionally both brick and mortar and e-commerce are telling a very similar story which is e-commerce is still alive and kicking but it now has to be looked at in the context of brick and mortar and I think there's a lot of factors in that that actually will make the reporting moving forward even more difficult it is making it difficult and Jason you and I have talked about this before it's just the attribution models because it's not just about last-click anymore especially as people might you know in many cases go online and then go into the store where's that last click and how is that I'd be factored so everything from. [29:38] What we had anticipated in seeing around, you know 60% of digital sales now influenced by the physical store because the associate is driving demand through, customer service or client telling or social media or they're fulfilling Demand with being able to, you know pick pack and ship and online order. Or what's happening in digital as well in terms of people buying online and then picking up in or around the store so I think what is super interesting. In addition to what you said is how these metrics might evolve over time because it will depend a lot on, by retailer who's getting the credit and I know that's something that's been talked about for quite some time but literally how to is it how is it being accounted for and what does that do to how their reporting the numbers. Jason: [30:33] Yeah couldn't agree more and just 11 sort of example to illustrate that 11 kind of category that sold almost no meaningful volume online before the pandemic was grocery right second biggest category of consumer spending but none of it was online before the pandemic now depending on how you count ten to twelve percent of its online and guess what it all gets attributed as store sales right because it all it's all bananas that are getting delivered from a store and you know so 100% of instacart sales look like store sales to the retailer. And so it like I agree with you it's just it's just getting more and more convoluted. Rob: [31:14] Yeah well it's an interesting point around grocery you know our data showed in 2020 and most of 2021 we saw Triple digit growth year over year because of what you just talked about you just wouldn't ordinarily or historically by groceries online what drove a lot of that and what I think will drive Behavior moving forward is in 2020 we saw a 40-percent increase of net new. Digital Shoppers so these are people that hang out online but they wouldn't click the buy button and so a lot of those people now want to go back into the store but they're using digital they're using their phone in particular to really be that connective tissue. Scot: [31:55] What's a continue to peel the onion here you hit on this a little bit but tell us more about what you think is coming up in the 2023 cyber week for example if I recall last year Cyber Monday was the biggest e-commerce Day Ever set, is that did you guys agree with that or what's a my misremembering. Rob: [32:14] Yeah yeah so we actually have seen Black Friday actually. Bust up to the largest I know that's kind of hard to how others have looked at it but they're both really strong and we anticipate that being the case again again though we are seeing a bit of smoothing out of demand throughout the seven days. [32:36] Particularly on phones and I guess that's not a big butt when we weren't traveling we saw the Resurgence of you know iPads and tablets and actual regular computers especially when you get nice groovy one Scott like you did just recently but anyways I am getting distracted here by your awesome new computer but. What we are now seeing though is I move back to mobile and what we saw also during Thanksgiving a really strong traffic particularly local times between 4:00 and 8:00 if you think about it that's essentially when people are finishing their Thanksgiving Neil and they need a little break there sitting on their couch and they pull out their phone and so we're seeing a lot of traffic. Via Mobile and social as well by the way we are anticipating and we predicted this going back in June that we're going to see. Traffic via social be at a 10 times higher rate. Than traditional marketing so there's a lot of budget being pushed towards that media and we're seeing. [33:49] A lot of success there now they're still a bit of a gap in terms of conversion rate through that channel but again if you connect the dots mobile. And social happening over cyber week in particular on Thanksgiving it's going to be really strong and we're seeing again retailers lean into that. Scot: [34:10] So Black Friday was bigger growth last year or bigger absolute dollars or both. Rob: [34:18] For us it was biggest absolute dollars the growth was essentially spot-on for both Cyber Monday and Black Friday. Scot: [34:28] Jason and I'm assuming that did other people say it was Cyber Monday or it was at all. Jason: [34:32] Yeah they're they're different different folks had that different Peak yeah so but. Scot: [34:39] Controversy in e-commerce I love it. Jason: [34:41] Yeah controversy and they're getting closer together like they're worth in the early days. E-commerce Cyber Monday was a giant Tower and no one had internet access on Black Friday like that that could really is no longer the case. Scot: [34:55] Yeah well rip Cyber Monday cool I don't have any follow-ups Jason's Europe. Jason: [35:03] Awesome so. I want to jump into one of the other topics you introduced a little earlier so far we've been mostly topping up talking about Top Line which is a kind of easy way to think about this and it's you know it's a it's a kind of easy way to get your brain around it, at the end of the day retailers care a lot more about bottom line and a huge impact on holiday bottom of line is how aggressively in deeply folks have to Discount in order to achieve those sales so, are you guys like what do you forecast I don't know if you have a formal forecast for discounts but what what should people expect from discounting this year versus last year and what what are the trends there. Rob: [35:46] Yeah yeah yeah this is good because I missed a point before that I want to make as a relates to Discount and so this will give me a good opportunity to bring that up but still has to go right at that Jason we're forecasting on average a. Thirty percent discount rate throughout cyber week and again to put that in perspective it was 20% here in the US during the October event for. Prime big deal days again we look at the entire industry not just Amazon as a relates to that and so we're seeing a much more aggressive, discount rate now it's going to differ obviously by different segments you're not seeing as high in luxury as an example we do anticipate for tour toys and a consumer electronics which have been a bit of a softer category over the last 12 months again especially because because of the high Baseline they had because of the growth over 2020 2021 but we're also seeing and this goes back to the pulling forward of demand. Is more and more retailers are providing. [36:55] Black Friday deals throughout the course of November and. What's different in the past was it was fairly opaque in terms of we're giving you deals but we're not really sure those are going to be the best deals right and though we're seeing now much more transparency there's one major retailer that I'm sure you can guess who's doing Black Friday deals throughout the course of November and they are guaranteeing price matches. If for some reason they do go lower and they are also offering buy now pay later so you can commit to getting the product so you don't miss out on it but you can then pay over time and so what really came to life for me in this topic was we were doing a round table. [37:47] In Toronto in June and one of the attendees and she talked about this again at dreamforce in. September so I feel comfortable talking about it is a digital executive from Desi mm which is a cool health and cosmetics and Beauty brand that also has two other brands one called the ordinary and they have something that they've been doing for quite some time calling it, slow vember and their whole point is don't cause any urgency but rather. Make it a more relaxed buying experience and their point is throughout the course of all of November we're going to provide the same exact discount no matter when. And if you buy it and so we're seeing that a bit more and more some of it is coming by way of. [38:38] Early Access or exclusivity but also again extending and providing visibility, part of it is again trying to create that confidence that you're getting the best and final deal and also by the way you talk about the bottom line Jason. Is trying to reduce the Deluge of returns that often happen a lot of retailers. Are changing 88 percent according to our research are changing their returns policies and that's going to be a. Big risk and what and how that impacts holiday purchases this year. Jason: [39:13] Yeah you know it's funny there's so many moving Parts it's so complicated you think about like what a big impact inflation had on last holiday and you know good news like it seems like inflation is going to be lower this holiday. Consumer was in a better economic position last year than it seems like they're getting their sure we're seeing credit and defaults and things like that start start to creep up so there's there's just all these moving Parts but one thing I think a lot of people lose sight of is in the last three years predominately driven by the pandemic every retailer has completely reinvented their supply chain and their demand forecasting and I would argue everybody's way better at it now and they have way more agile Supply chains and there they're they're a lot more accurate with their level of inventory which means. They're more confident they're going to sell through their inventory and that changes their discount strategy like they're just all these moving parts that make it really hard to compare your over year when you know. Preview point the last three years sometimes we didn't have anything to sell and then the next year we had two years worth of stuff to say so. Rob: [40:24] I was just talking about that with an executive just earlier today and how retailers have gotten as you said better at demand forecasting. Better at Inventory management and I joke sometimes although I'm only half joking that supply chain has really come to the front office it's like really part of the customer experience at this point and has such an opportunity, to either negatively impact our hopefully positively impact. The customer experience especially when you're you know trying to find product after the shipping cut off window we're anticipating once again a huge uptick for those that have the ability for Consumer to buy online and. Pick it up in and around the store after. [41:06] The ship and cut off window we're seeing seven times higher growth rate for those that have that capability because essentially you're kind of shutting down your online doors if you cannot. Fulfill those orders after the fact and so but that requires to your point Jason like a lot of tuning. Around supply chain order management inventory oh and by the way store associates as well we have to. You know planned for that extra time that they'll have to take to fulfill that order will have to provide the right incentives and will have to give them the tools as well and I think retailers have gotten better at it. I don't think anybody's fully cracked the code but going back to your bottom line point last year for us the holiday theme was profitability and that doesn't go away I think people have gotten meaning retailers have gotten better at it but certainly always opportunity so I'm glad you called that out. Jason: [42:02] Yeah I like to say profit is cool again. Rob: [42:04] Providence cool again yeah. Jason: [42:06] The if you take nothing else away from this episode profit is cool. The the way it's funny like I joke about this but it's kind of serious when I started my career the the VP of supply chain probably started his career as a truck driver and and today that VP of supply chain like probably has a PHD in data science um so it's a that that occupation has dramatically changed the one other follow-up question. One of the cool things about your data set versus some of these other ones I look at is. You guys have real-time access to the data so as we record this we're eight days into November have you seen anything interesting or there any patterns that have stood out it you does it make you more confident in your forecast or in anything that's interesting for listeners to know. Rob: [43:01] Yeah we did look at the first couple days of November and also of course looked at October it's pretty consistent with what we saw, in Q3 in the US we're basically flat in terms of growth however traffic is up so traffic is up four percent. Orders are slightly down what we've seen which I think again is a very nice leading indicator is, product view rates have increased by 5% and add to cart month-over-month so September to October plus a little bit of November we've seen a slight uptick as well so what that's telling us is people are interested. They're doing their research. They're looking for the best deals they're understanding where the inventory is available and so that they're ready to make the move when they feel like they're getting the best and most value. Scot: [43:58] Cool so it sounds like if traffic's up in orders are down a lot of Tire kick in and kind of prepping and watching and making your list and you know could be the start of discount chicken 2.0 will see. Rob: [44:10] There you go exactly 2.0 I'm using that Scott I'm grabbing that I hope that's okay. Scot: [44:14] Discount chicken the chickens Strike Back. Rob: [44:18] Well and also I mean you talked about kick the tires so I think it's a good opportunity for a promo for spiffy at this point too so don't forget to get your gift cards as well right. Scot: [44:28] Yeah yeah we will be running some promos thanks. Jason: [44:30] And if you do kick your tires Scott can come to your house and replace them for you. Rob: [44:34] Exactly. Scot: [44:36] And shop for the new shoes online. Rob: [44:38] There you go I think there's a mash up there there's going to be spiffy and a DDOS coming together for anyways I don't know we'll leave that to the markers. Scot: [44:48] That's a good segue into my question in the predictions on category so I remember last year you guys had some interesting data on that does your prediction. Kind of data science get down into the category slicing of things or that's going to be more in the rearview. Rob: [45:06] Yeah no we certainly look at that we do it obviously based on what we've seen historically we're anticipating for the holiday. Active apparel active Footwear Health and Beauty being really strong so. You know we talk about the big number because that gets the headline in terms of essentially flat growth but we had tisza Pate some nice growth in those areas it's going to be a challenging partly because of comping as a relates to toys and gaming and consumer electronics if you think about that's just macro trend. People are looking for Comfort part of it is coming out of covid and maybe not all of us getting back into three piece suits but also when you feel a little bit of economic uncertainty I was listening to some Financial show. [46:02] While I was traveling over the last couple weeks and somebody put it as kind of the household PL or the household balance sheet you know when you're looking at that in your making choices you're taking more control of your finances which is happening people often migrate not only obviously to value, and safety they're looking at comfort and so there's something to be said for comfort and shoes and Footwear comfort, in apparel and almost the openness to be a bit more comfortable both in Social and in work situation so what are anticipating like I said active apparel active Footwear Health and Beauty being really strong luxury as well don't sleep on luxury they've been the most resilient category. In the pandemic and coming out of the pandemic and so that end of the market has held really well we're seeing a little bit. Of softness and what I'll call the aspirational luxury but as a whole that category is looking really strong and we anticipate it looking pretty strong, during the holiday as well. Scot: [47:12] Yeah this is old school but I remember a channel advisor going through 08-09 we were always shocked that luxury you know it's like the world is falling apart around us and people are like oh yeah I'll get a get a 400 dog and back it's gone. That part of the market just doesn't care that they're immune to those things I guess. Rob: [47:30] They're pretty resilient. Yeah I mean one other thing I'll throw in there just because I'm talking about it more and more with customers as we think about the holiday more as a. I think Bellwether to what will anticipate next year over the course and this is a global number but over the course of holiday were anticipating 194 billion dollars of online sales being influenced by a. Sorry are you thought you were going to get through this whole I know should I have not done that I'm sorry because you definitely that's on your bingo sheet. Jason: [48:07] Now I have to check the there's a I in this episode flag on iTunes. Rob: [48:11] Exactly well might get some more traffic that way so who knows but we find that super interesting most of it I want to like temper that. A lot because people are getting really excited about that headline is most of it will be from predictive a I like product recommendations which we've been doing for quite some time we're starting to see some early adoption of generative AI whether that's in email marketing with subject lines or body copy for that Saint product detail page with product descriptions or in service super interesting wood Gucci is doing and what they call a Gucci 9 their service center and teeing up responses for their agent to make them more efficient and allow them to scale but also stay on brand and so we'll see that a bit more but again a vast majority like I said it's around globally sixteen Seventeen percent of all sales will be influenced by AI this holiday. Jason: [49:06] That interesting so Rob we're almost out of time but I want to throw a super meaty 12 you for for a final question Scott was making fun of me but I am super interested in these Chinese brands that are capturing attention and share in the u.s. right and in particular that's that's Tim ooh which is has more traffic than Target more sales than Ed see in the United States Xi'an is the largest apparel reseller in the United States and then to a lesser extent Tick-Tock which has the vast majority of consumers attention in the United States and is now trying to sell stuff to people. What super interesting is it's not obvious those guys are all growing at Breakneck Pace much faster than your your nine percent growth number it's not obvious if or who they're taking share from so I'm curious of you if you have any POV it kind of seems like there they're inventing new demand or at the very least they're taking sure from brick-and-mortar it does not appear they're taking sure from the Amazons of the world. Rob: [50:09] Yeah that's awesome I'm glad you're addressing this I've just spent a couple weeks. In Europe I was in four different cities so talking to a lot of luxury Brands talking to a lot of traditional brick and mortars, and this is an area one of the executives put out Tech intermediary and I told him I would steal that and here you go I'm stealing it. Because I would say those that you just categorized are really wedging themselves in between the demand and the supply and they're creating a whole new platform where. It was just an originally with Tik-Tok and others about inspiration and now it's about purchase and so you know what we're seeing in Jason you and I have talked about this got 20 degree as well this idea of embedded Commerce or shopping at the edge. Where the buy button is being pushed up through the funnel on these delivery platforms again these Tech intermediaries I mean if you think about it they're almost like. The next generation of the shopping mall the shopping mall is created because of access because the highway here in the states and it created a place for people to hang out for people to get some food for people to shop. [51:16] People to socialize and because of that hey they could have tenants who that would then pay rent and sell stuff right and it's not dissimilar to what these Tech into mediators are doing in that they're monetizing their traffic I think they're coming after, the brick-and-mortar to a degree they're all so I wouldn't say creating more demand but fraying some of the man from. The brand sites because the brands are showing up there and so I would say there. [51:52] A little bit creating more demand but more than that they're kind of defraying the demand we've seen is. A high degree of growth thirty percent over the last couple of years of growth on these third-party intermediaries that we're talking about and they are taking from other platforms. Jason: [52:14] Interesting I don't know what the real answer is but I do know it's super interesting and important to pay attention to so I'm glad we brought it up but Rob that is going to have to be where we leave it because we have used up all of our allotted time I'm going to make sure to put a link to the Salesforce holiday dashboard in the show notes and super grateful for you taking at time and I hope you have a great Thanksgiving and we're looking forward to talking with you right after Cyber Monday. Rob: [52:45] Thanks Jason Banks got ya looking for doing a short couple weeks looking forward to talking to you then. Scot: [52:50] You robbed remind listeners where they can find your pontification xand and do they just Google the the index to find your daily things or like is there a quick URL that you guys have that. Rob: [53:04] Yeah you know to be honest with you the best way to is go to Google and put in shopping index Salesforce and you'll get to our holiday insights Hub so it not only has the dashboards but has all of the blog's were writing and all of the up-to-date analysis. Scot: [53:20] Cool well thanks we really appreciate you taking time out of your busy schedule to deliver this delicious holiday sandwich for our for Jason I in our listeners. Jason: [53:31] All right you guys be well and until next time happy commercing!

Business Wars
CVS vs. Walgreens | Trouble Behind the Counter | 5

Business Wars

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2023 42:21


Between overworked pharmacists, healthcare consolidation, and rising drug costs, pharmacies are constantly having to adapt. Dan Weissmann, host of the An Arm and a Leg podcast, joins David to talk about how these conditions are affecting pharmacies — big and small — and consumers nationwide. Later, Liz Tung, a reporter for WHYY's The Pulse, shares her deep dive into the mysterious world of pharmacy benefit managers, or PBMs. Her recent reporting examines how these entities hurt consumers and pharmacists alike, and what's being done to challenge them. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2023 27:12


After Ukraine's commander-in-chief described the war as being at a stalemate, and President Zelensky's subsequent denial that his country's efforts are faltering, how is the counter-offensive progressing? We're joined by military analyst Justin Crump, Catherine Sendak from the Center for European Policy Analysis in Washington DC and hear from a soldier on the frontline. Today's episode is presented by James Waterhouse and Vitaly Shevchenko. The producers were Keiligh Baker, Arsenii Sokolov and Ivana Davidovic. The technical producer was Matt Hewitt. The series producer is Tim Walklate. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham. Email Ukrainecast@bbc.co.uk with your questions and comments. You can also send us a message or voice note via WhatsApp, Signal or Telegram to +44 330 1239480 You can join the Ukrainecast discussion on Newscast's Discord server here: tinyurl.com/ukrainecastdiscord

Embracing Balance Podcast
Getting rid of the internal calorie counter & finding peace with food with my client Jennifer

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2023 44:57


"You can live and die in a prison in your mind if you don't ask for help." - Jennifer S. In this episode, Jennifer, a life coach and Victoria's client, joins the show. Jennifer shares her experience working with Victoria as her coach. After recovering from a severe eating disorder, Jennifer still felt a void and sought help to address the residual baggage. Through their coaching sessions, Jennifer was able to overcome her restrictive mindset, release shame and guilt around food, and develop a more neutral and intuitive relationship with eating. She learned to trust herself and now feels free from the prison of her past thoughts and behaviors. Jennifer encourages others to seek help and not wait to address their own struggles.   This podcast is for women who crave a new approach to health and want to get out of the rollercoaster of dieting. If you feel like the only way for you to be healthy is by dieting, you've come to the right place! I'm here to show you that health is about so much more than what you eat and how much you hit the gym. Real health addresses the whole person, so that's what we talk about here!   Watch the FREE masterclass, "Stop When You're Full": Feel confident & in control around even your most triggering foods. CLICK HERE to register. Learn more about working with me inside my program Stop Dieting Start Living Book a free consult call with Victoria Learn more about my work and follow me at victoria-yates.com & on Instagram @nondiet_rn  

The John Batchelor Show
#Israel: Dan Diker: Dan Diker, is the President of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, and the longtime Director of its Counter-Political Warfare Project. He is former Secretary-General of the World Jewish Congress and a Research Fellow of the Inte

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2023 9:52


#Israel:  Dan Diker: Dan Diker, is the President of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, and the longtime Director of its Counter-Political Warfare Project. He is former Secretary-General of the World Jewish Congress and a Research Fellow of the International Institute for Counter Terrorism at Reichman University. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1 https://jcpa.org/students-justice-palestine-unmasked/ https://thehill.com/homenews/education/4285629-colleges-campus-safety-free-speech-israel-hamas-war/   1932 GAZA