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Snake Talk
Conserving Rainforests and Maintaining Reptile and Amphibian Biodiversity

Snake Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 60:35


Dr. Jenkins sits down with James Lewis and Dr. Jeanne Tarrant to talk about the landscapes that support the heart of snake biodiversity.  First, they discuss the importance of rainforests around the world, the crisis we are facing as we lose incredible amounts of these forests every day, and how important these ecosystems are for maintaining snake biodiversity.  Second, they discuss the mission and work of Rainforest Trust and how they are working to conserve rainforests and other ecosystems around the world.  Finally, they talk about Endangered Wildlife Trust in South Africa and specific projects they are working on to conserve a range of reptiles and amphibians.Connect with James at Rainforest Trust.Connect with Jeanne at Endangered Wildlife Trust.Connect with Chris on Facebook, Instagram or at The Orianne Society.Shop Snake Talk merch.

Ultimate Guide to Partnering™
132 – How to Achieve Your Greatest Results in 2022 – Part Two – Ecosystems with Jay McBain.

Ultimate Guide to Partnering™

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 36:52


Part Two of the series features my friend and neighbor in South Florida, Jay Mc Bain –Principal Analyst – Channels, Partnerships & Ecosystems at Forrester. Jay joins Ultimate Guide to Partnering to share how to achieve your greatest results in 2022, with a view toward Channels and Ecosystems.

Crypto Current
IT'S TIME TO BUY THE DIP! (plus the Latest News from OpenSea, AirBnB & Goldman Sachs) - CC Live

Crypto Current

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2022 65:44


#Bitcoin #Ethereum #NFTs On our Thursday Edition, Steve and Chris are discussing everything from the recent Crypto Crash to the truth behind the reported "Fastest Growing Crypto Ecosystems," but be sure to stick around for our insight into what we believe are the best buying opportunities following this market correction. TIMESTAMPS 00:00 Welcome to the Livestream 03:56 Buy, Sell or HODL: Fastest growing Ecosystems in 2022 21:41 Other Top Stories 26:57 The Aftershock: Turmoil in the Market 36:20 BTFD: Smart Contract Platforms 42:34 BTFD: Decentralized Finance 48:00 BTFD: Non Fungible Tokens 53:37 BTFD: Metaverse 58:05 BTFD: Polkadot and Cosmos Interoperability 1:04:25 What to Watch For *Disclaimer. Richard Carthon is the Founder of Crypto Current. All opinions expressed by members of the Crypto Current Team, Richard or his guest on this podcast are solely their opinions and do not reflect the opinions of Crypto Current. You should not treat any opinion expressed by Richard as a specific inducement to make a particular investment or follow a particular strategy but only as an expression of his opinion. This podcast is for informational purposes only. ~ Put your Bitcoin and Ethereum to work. Earn up to 12% interest back withhttps://get.tantralabs.io/earn/?utm_source=cryptocurrent&utm_medium=display&utm_campaign=advertising-display-cryptocurrent&utm_content=lp ( Tantra Labs) ~ New to crypto? Check out ourhttps://bit.ly/394YKFw ( Crypto for Beginners) Step-by-Step Guide to Crypto Investing ~ Follow us on https://bit.ly/3CPwepn (Youtube),http://bit.ly/2TRIArp ( Twitter), http://bit.ly/38yfrqo (Instagram),http://bit.ly/39DhpHi ( Facebook),http://bit.ly/38wsXL5 ( LinkedIn), & https://bit.ly/3yQ30Es (Tik Tok) ~ Want to make ~$25+ a month for FREE? Sign up to get a FREEhttps://www.emrit.io/?referral=cryptocurrent ( emrit.io Coolspot) today!  ~ Want to learn more about cryptocurrency? Check out ourhttps://bit.ly/2CbaYzw ( educational videos) today! ~ https://bit.ly/2TF3Gtb (Swan) is the easiest and most affordable way to accumulate Bitcoin with automatic recurring purchases. Start your plan today and get $10 of free Bitcoin dropped into your account. ~ Want access to cool crypto/blockchain projects that you can use immediately? Check out ourhttps://bit.ly/3eZ8J1E ( partnerships page)!  ~ Looking to attend a cryptocurrency or blockchain event? Check out ourhttps://bit.ly/2ZVCV8f ( events page)! ~ Tune in onhttps://bit.ly/2CN9bl1 ( Crypto Current TV) throughout the week for a 24/7 crypto stream on the latest action on crypto markets, news, and interviews with the industry's top experts! ~ Enjoying our podcast? Please leave us a 5 star reviewhttp://bit.ly/2Is3iJ9 ( here!) ~ Stay up to date with the latest news in cryptocurrency by opting-in to ourhttp://bit.ly/2xmkKfQ ( newsletter)! You will receive daily emails (M-S) that are personalized and curated content specific to you and your interests, powered by artificial intelligence.  ~ We were featured as one of thehttp://bit.ly/2vRAGGl ( Top 25 Cryptocurrency Podcasts) and one of thehttp://bit.ly/33cnus9 ( 16 Best Cryptocurrency Podcasts in 2020). ~ Are you an accredited investor looking to invest in cryptocurrency? Check outhttp://bit.ly/2IrKABr ( Crescent City Capita)l. ~ Earn Interest. Receive Loans. Trade Crypto. Start Today! Learn more about how you canhttps://bit.ly/38Ezc3s ( sign up for Blockfi ) ~ Want to be on our show or know someone who should?http://bit.ly/38ufSC8 ( Contact us) today! ~ We hope you are enjoying our cryptocurrency and blockchain educational content! We greatly appreciate donations, which all go directly towards creating even better educational content. Thank you for your generosity! Buy us a coffeehttp://bit.ly/2VReXsS ( here) :)

Packrip Media Presents NFTeach with Dr. Jeremy
NFTeach Episode 058 (I) - Social Tokens, Ecosystems, and IP with Jess of ApeIn

Packrip Media Presents NFTeach with Dr. Jeremy

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 29:10


NFTeach is back in 2022! I spoke with Jess aka Butterhoops and we discussed: - The value of provenance (3:51) - NFTs and IP (6:31) - Steph Curry enters BAYC (9:36) - Airdrops v. Ecosystems (13:31) - ApeIn (20:25) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/nfteach/message

IELTS Made Easier
Reading: Marine ecosystems

IELTS Made Easier

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 29:27


This is a nice GT Part 3 Reading to get 2022 off to a great start. It practises Matching Headings, Multiple Choice AND gapfill, and it's absolutely jam-packed with useful IELTS vocabulary, so I made a Quizlet for you to review it. Go to my website "What's new" to get the Quiz Link. https://app.getbeamer.com/ieltswithfiona/en/new-podcast-marine-ecosystems --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ieltsetc/message

Alliance Aces
137. Ecosystems & Partners: The True Top of the Funnel

Alliance Aces

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 39:01


You've heard of an MQL — but what about an EQL?  In a world where 30% of all trade is slated to go through ecosystems by 2025, the go-to-market exercise can no longer be thought of as simply marketing and sales.  Ecosystems are the true top of the funnel — and it's time we acknowledge it.  Today's guest, Allan Adler, Managing Partner at Digital Bridge Partners, is one of the few out there sounding the alarm on this and other ways the shifting role of ecosystems will shape the coming decade.  Join us as we discuss: How ecosystems have fundamentally altered the go-to-market landscape Why ecosystems are a CEO function The evolution of the funnel and the rise of EQLs  Here are some additional episodes featuring other ecosystem leaders that might interest you:  #121 Aligning Ecosystem Strategy with Your Customer as the North Star with Lara Caimi, Chief Partner Officer, ServiceNow  #122 There's No Easy Button For Partnering with Nicole Napiltonia, VP Of Alliances and OEM Sales, at Barracuda  #106 The Secrets to Managing Alliances Like Microsoft with David Totten, Chief Technology Officer, US Partner Ecosystem at Microsoft  #97 Why Quality Always Beats Quantity in Software Ecosystems with Tom Roberts, Senior Vice President at the Global Partner Organization over at SAP.   Links & Resources  Learn more about how WorkSpan helps customers accelerate their ecosystem flywheel through Co-selling, Co-innovating, Co-investing, and Co-marketing.  Subscribe to the Ecosystem Aces Podcast on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcast.  Join the WorkSpan Community to engage with other partner ecosystem leaders on best practices, news, events, jobs, and other tips to advance your career in partnering. Find insightful articles on how to lead and get the most out of your partner ecosystem on the WorkSpan blog. Download the Best Practices Guide for Ecosystem Business Management  Download the Ultimate Guide for Partner Incentives and Market Development Funds   To contact the host, Chip Rodgers, with topic ideas, suggest a guest, or join the conversation about modern partnering, he can be reached on Twitter, LinkedIn, or send Chip an email at: chip@workspan.com   This episode of Ecosystem Aces is sponsored by WorkSpan.   WorkSpan is the #1 ecosystem business management platform. We give CROs a digital platform to turbocharge indirect revenue with their partner teams at higher win rates and lower costs. We connect your partners on a live network with cross-company business applications to build, market, and sell together. We power the top 10 business ecosystems in the technology and communications industry today, managing over $50 billion in the joint pipeline.

10X Success Hacks for Startups, Innovations and Ventures (consulting and training tips)
Bridging The Indo-US, Social Impact-Startup Ecosystems | Raju Reddy | Pitch Cafe Podcast EP 7

10X Success Hacks for Startups, Innovations and Ventures (consulting and training tips)

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 26:48


Empowering the Next Generation of Social Enterprise Scholars
The Importance of Seeing the Bigger Picture: Approaching Social Enterprise from an Ecosystems and Governance Perspective

Empowering the Next Generation of Social Enterprise Scholars

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 25, 2021 27:40


This is the third and last episode about social enterprise from a research perspective. In this episode, we lift our gaze to the context in which social enterprises emerge and operate. We explore the concept of ecosystem, which considers, on the one hand, the connections between social enterprises and other players in their field of action, and on the other hand, the institutional conditions that enable social enterprises to thrive. We also examine the notion of multi-stakeholder governance, learning about social enterprise models purposefully designed to promote it, and showing the relevance of social enterprise involvement in governance structures at different levels. Featured in this episode: Francesca Petrella, Professor of Economics at the University of Aix-Marseille and a researcher at the Institute of Labour Economics and Industrial Sociology (FR); Sílvia Ferreira, researcher at the Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra (PT); and Andrés Morales Pachón, sociologist and researcher at La Rioja International University (ES).

Special English
UN report warns pressure on some ecosystems at critical point

Special English

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2021 24:30


The world is changing fast, but you can learn it at a slower pace. 时尚美音,优雅英音,听新闻,学英语。(每周一、周二更新)

Wendepunkte 4.0 - Leadership neu gedacht!
#101 Ökosysteme und Plattformen: Werden Banken zu Softwareentwicklern, Prof. Dr. Jürgen Moormann?

Wendepunkte 4.0 - Leadership neu gedacht!

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 48:22


Dr. Jürgen Moormann, Professor für Bank- und Prozessmanagement an der Frankfurt School of Finance & Management und Corinna Pommerening diskutieren über die Relevanz und die Vielschichtigkeit von Ökosystemen. Zudem erläutert der Gründer und Leiter des ProzessLab - ein auf das Prozessmanagement in der Finanzbranche ausgerichtetes Forschungscenter der Frankfurt School- einige Plattform-Beispiele aus der Versicherungsbranche und der Bankenlandschaft. Banken müssen jetzt Wege finden, um relevant zu bleiben und ihr Geschäftsmodell zukunftsfähig zu verändern. Warum es für Banken 3 vor 12 ist, hören Sie in dieser aktuellen Episode. Prof. Dr. Moormann liefert höchst interessante Antworten auf die folgenden Fragestellungen: Definition und Abgrenzung: Was konkret bedeutet Plattformwirtschaft? Was bedeutet Plattform-Ökonomie für die Entwicklung von Unternehmensstrategien? Wie kann man ein Ökosystem als komplexes Wertschöpfungsnetzwerk verstehen? Welche Rollen gibt es in einem Ökosystem und welche Praxisbeispiele machen die unterschiedlichen Ansätze deutlich? Welche Herausforderungen stellen sich dem Management einer Bank, wenn ein Ökosystem aufgebaut werden soll? Was sind die zentrale Erfolgsfaktoren und Voraussetzungen für ein erfolgreiches Ökosystem? Mehr zu dem aktuellen Buch von Prof. Dr. Moormann: https://www.amazon.de/Digitale-Ökosysteme-Strategien-KI-Plattformen/dp/395647192X Die Folge #087 mit Dr. Bernhard Lingens zum Thema "Plattform-Ökonomie" finden Sie hier: https://new-leadership-training.de/087-plattform-oekonomie-oekosysteme-als-chance-fuer-stagnierende-maerkte Kennen Sie Ihren bankindividuellen Ökosystem-Reifegrad? In Kürze steht Ihnen hierfür ein kostenloses Tool zur Verfügung. Jetzt bereits per Mail vormerken lassen: corinna@e4b-ag.de

The Good Dirt
72. Mitigating Climate Change Through Home Agroecology: From Lawns to Ecosystems with Justin West

The Good Dirt

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 62:05


You can begin healing the planet, improving your health and mitigating climate change right outside your door! On today's episode of The Good Dirt we sit down with Justin West, the creative entrepreneur behind Thrive Lot – a marketplace platform on a mission to create food abundance by combining agroecology, landscape design and technology. Thrive Lot seeks to reimagine the lawn care industry by scaling permaculture and installing ecosystems into our very own yards. But to do so requires a shift in our collective idea of what we consider lawn care. We can create habitats for wildlife, regenerate the soil, reduce our carbon footprint and mitigate climate change by reimagining our lawns as a place where we grow our own food, produce medicinal herbs, fruit trees and vibrant ecosystems. With over 40 million acres of lawn in the United States -  the largest single irrigated crop - it's a concept ripe with potential, which is why we're so excited to share our conversation with Justin as he dreams of a future where home agroecology is the norm, and where “good dirt” heals the world.  Listen to the episode onhttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-good-dirt/id1492217846 ( Apple Podcasts),https://open.spotify.com/show/2lpelAmHPGbMVdOOpxhxTo ( Spotify),https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/the-good-dirt-981565 ( Podchaser),https://the-good-dirt.simplecast.com/ ( Simplecast),https://podtail.com/en/podcast/the-good-dirt/ ( Podtail), or on your favorite podcast platform. Topics Covered: Agroecology--is the application of ecological concepts and principals in farming, combined to create a type of farming that is sustainable and in cooperation with nature.  Permaculture--the development of agricultural ecosystems that are self-sufficient and sustainable, drawing from an observation and imitation of systems in nature and resulting in crop diversity, resilience, increased natural productivity, less human intervention and more sustainability.   https://www.usgs.gov/faqs/what-carbon-sequestration (Carbon sequestration )is "...the process of capturing and storing atmospheric carbon dioxide. It is one method of reducing the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere with the goal of reducing global climate change." https://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/wildseed/growing/annual.html (Perennials vs Annuals ) Resources Mentioned:  https://www.thrivelot.com/ (Thrive Lot) https://permaculture.org/what-is-a-permaculture-design-course/ (Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC)) https://www.aglanta.org/urban-food-forest-at-browns-mill-1 (Food Forest at Brown Mills)  https://mods.org/ (The Museum of Discovery and Science)  Guest Info Visit the Thrive Lot https://www.thrivelot.com/ (website) Follow Thrive Lot on https://www.instagram.com/thrivelot/?hl=en ( Instagram) Follow Us: https://lady-farmer.com/blogs/the-good-dirt-podcast (Our Website) https://www.instagram.com/thegooddirtph/ (Instagram) Original music by John Kingsley @jkingsley1026

Smallie Talk
Episode 93 - Discussing Dam Removals and River Ecosystems with Dr. Jerry Sweeten

Smallie Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021


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Smallie Talk
Episode 93 - Discussing Dam Removals and River Ecosystems with Dr. Jerry Sweeten

Smallie Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021


Thank you to our 2021 Sponsor, River Rat USA. For the ultimate river smallmouth vessel visit https://riverratusa.com

Teach Me Biology
Energy and Ecosystems

Teach Me Biology

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 31:13


This episode is all about energy and ecosystems. We learn about biomass and food chains/webs. Don't forget - NPP = GPP – RFind us on the internet! Our website - Teachmescience.co.ukEmail  - teachmebiologycast@gmail.comTwitter - twitter.com/teachmebiocastInstagram - @teachmebiologycastSupport us - www.buymeacoffee.com/teachmebiologySupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/teachmebiology)

Agtech - So What?
What's the role of government in agtech ecosystems? Salvatore Lavallo, Abu Dhabi Investment Office

Agtech - So What?

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 44:15


It's fair to say most entrepreneurs (and farmers!) aren't big fans of government rules and regulations for fear of being slowed down by red tape and bureaucracy. However, the political environment in which a startup develops can have a big impact on its ability to find investment and support, especially in agtech, where ecosystems are still very new for most countries.The United Arab Emirates is investing heavily in agtech, seeking to make Abu Dhabi the global center for innovation in agriculture. Their focus is on vertical farming, aquaculture, and hydroponics. And they're working to be strategic in attracting investment and solving for food security, while also developing a knowledge economy.Salvatore Lavallo is the Head of Foreign Direct Investment at the Abu Dhabi Investment Office. He's had a unique, and perhaps unlikely journey, to this position. Growing up in Indiana, his interest in economic development led him to become, at the age of 27, one of the youngest people to travel to every country in the world. Along the way, he became a farm owner in Tanzania, and later, a consultant with McKinsey in Africa and the Middle East.In this episode, Salvatore discusses:Challenging conventional economic indicators to understand what actually benefits local communitiesAbu Dhabi's bold plan to create Food Tech Valley, a hub for agtech innovation in desert environments.The tension between too much government regulation and too littleFor more information and resources from this episode, visit our website

Channel Journeys Podcast
Jay McBain: 10 Channel Predictions for 2022

Channel Journeys Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 47:56


It's that time of year when we're mapping out our channel strategies for the new year, making our wish lists for what want our CFO and CEOs to approve, and what we want from our channel partners. And it's that time of year when Jay McBain, Forrester's Analyst for Channel, Partnerships, and Ecosystems, comes back … Jay McBain: 10 Channel Predictions for 2022 Read More » The post Jay McBain: 10 Channel Predictions for 2022 first appeared on Channel Journeys.

The Gayla Scrivener Show
#189 - Building Small Business Ecosystems with Mary Overbey

The Gayla Scrivener Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 35:40


I love having conversations with people at various stages of their business. You learn many fascinating things and gain unique perspectives on why they do what they do, what jazzes them, and know that they too have struggles. Sometimes it's easy to feel like you're all alone in your journey and the resources are scarce to make your dream lifestyle a reality. Way back in, probably, 2015 I met a wonderfully vibrant person. After that first meeting, I was always delighted to see her at other networking events. Over the years, we had lost touch. I was scrolling my LinkedIn feed and saw her and realized that she started her own consulting business. I was curious to see what she was up to now and asked her to come join us on today's show. In this episode, you'll meet Mary Overbey. Mary works as an ecosystem builder, a small business consultant, a micro loan broker, and a non-profit consultant. Borealis Consulting, LLC was born to bridge gaps identified within the small business ecosystem, and to assist business focused organizations as they strive to do the same. Today you'll learn what triggered her to start her own business, what she struggles with the most only being two years into her newly founded business, and how she builds other businesses by connecting them with the resources they need to prosper. I think you'll enjoy meeting Mary. This conversation was not only fun, but also eye opening on avenues of resources you may not have been aware of. Connect with Mary Overbey: Schedule Link: https://calendly.com/borealisconsulting Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/borealisconsulting/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mary-overbey-06501643/ Additional Resources: Paul Klein | Rock Your Pricing Online Course SCORE SBDC | America's Small Business Development Center Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business | Gino Wickman Canva Asana Connect with Gayla: Website: https://www.gaylascrivener.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gaylascrivener/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GaylaScrivenerWorkFromAnywhere/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gscrivener/ Content Marketing Resources:  Scrivener Solutions: https://scrivenersolutions.com/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXn6GdZzFN9Ij9Iqe41heew Free Download: 48 Social Media Post Ideas http://scrivenersolutions.com/48ideas White Label Content Marketing Implementation Team: https://scrivenersolutions.com/whitelabel

The EdUp Experience
370: LIVE from the WISE Summit 2021 - “A Leap Forward: The Evolution of EdTech & Learning Ecosystems” Panel Moderated By Dr. Joe Sallustio

The EdUp Experience

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 27:35


We welcome YOU back to America's leading higher education podcast, The EdUp Experience! It's YOUR time to #EdUp In this episode, recorded LIVE & in person from the 2021 World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) - during the "A Leap Forward: The Evolution of EdTech & Learning Ecosystems" panel discussion - YOUR guests are Robert Hawkins, Senior Education &Technology Policy Specialist & Global Lead for Technology & Innovation in Education at the World Bank, Gang Lu, Founder & CEO at TechNode Group, Neila Benzina, Founder of Wimbeetechl, Tsepo Ngwenyama, Portfolio Manager at Injini, & YOUR host/moderator Dr. Joe Sallustio, aka THE Voice of Education, & this is all brought to YOU by WISE! Thank YOU so much for tuning in. Join us on the next episode for YOUR time to EdUp! Connect with YOUR EdUp Team - Elvin Freytes & Dr. Joe Sallustio ● Learn more about what others are saying about their EdUp experience ● Join YOUR EdUp community at The EdUp Experience! ● YOU can follow us on Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter | YouTube Thank YOU for listening! We make education YOUR business!

Earth Wise
Whales As Ecosystem Engineers | Earth Wise

Earth Wise

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 2:00


Researchers from Stanford University have been studying the role of large whales on ocean ecosystems with some surprising results. From 1910 to 1970, people killed about 1.5 million baleen whales in the waters surrounding Antarctica.  The whales were hunted for their blubber, baleen, and meat.  Baleen is the filtering fringe that certain whales use instead […]

Startup Life Show with Ande Lyons
EP 162 Building Entrepreneurial Ecosystems in Africa

Startup Life Show with Ande Lyons

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 61:05


An entrepreneur can have a brilliant idea that solves a real problem, but are they prepared to launch, brand and build a business?Enter incubators and accelerators – an ideal opportunity for newly minted founders to get the business acumen they need to succeed. Our guest, Ivy Syovata, is an ecosystem builder and a serial entrepreneur. She is passionate about entrepreneurship, especially the development of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Ecosystem in Africa. Ivy is the CEO of the Incubator Nest Hub, based out of Nairobi, Kenya. The Incubator Nest Hub supports companies by helping them survive and scale during the startup period. While enhancing the local ecosystem, Ivy also serves as a board member at Drop Access Energy and The Association of Startup and SMEs Enablers of Kenya (ASSEK). She chairs the All-Nairobi Chapter for Business Network for Women Entrepreneurs, and she generously provides support for startups everywhere she glows.To learn more about the Incubator Nest Hub, please visit: https://incubatornest.com/ Please connect with Ivy and the Incubator Nest Hub on social media here:LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ivysyovata/ and https://www.linkedin.com/company/incubatornest/Twitter: https://twitter.com/ISyovata Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/incubatornest/00:00 - Meet Ivy!05:30 - be bold as a lion08:25 - lessons learned from helping Mom with her business13:20 - how Ivy's first business failed - spectacularly - teaching her many valuable lessons16:30 - what happened when Ivy launched her incubator in March 202021:00 - what gave Ivy the courage to start another business26:40 - how the Incubator Nest Hub supports entrepreneurs29:50 - why are entrepreneurial ecosystems important35:00 - not your typical incubator or accelerator business model35:50 - put your money where you idea is!39:30 - if your mindset fails, your business will fail; get the founder support system you need to succeed 44:30 - why mentorship matters49:50 - how entrepreneurship has served Ivy52:00 - building entrepreneurship in Africa helps to create jobs dissolve poverty55:40 - founders - stay focused, run an honest business and rest, rest, rest!Thank you for carving out time to improve your Founder Game - when you do better, your business will do better - cheers!Ande ♥Ande Lyonshttp://andelyons.comANDELICIOUS RESOURCES:JOIN STARTUP LIFE LIVE MEETUP GROUPGet an alert whenever I post a new show!https://bit.ly/StartupLifeLIVEAGORAPULSEMy favorite digital marketing dashboard is AGORAPULSE – it's the best platform to manage your social media posts and presence! Learn more here: http://www.agorapulse.com?via=ande17STARTUP DOX Do you need attorney reviewed legal documents for your startup? I'm a proud community partner of Startup Dox, a new service provided by Selvarajah Law PC which helps you draw out all the essential paperwork needed to kickstart your business in a super cost-effective way. All the legal you're looking for… only without confusion or frustration. EVERY filing and document comes with an attorney review. You will never do it alone. Visit https://www.thestartupdox.com/ and use my discount code ANDE10 to receive 10% off your order.SPONSORSHIPIf you resonate with the show's mission of amplifying diverse founder voices while serving first-time founders around the world, please reach out to me to learn more about making an impact through sponsoring the Startup Life LIVE Show! ande@andelyons.com.STREAMYARD OVERLAYS AND GRAPHIC DESIGNNicky Pasquierhttps://www.virtuosoassistant.co.uk/Visit Nicky's CANVA Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhUDgDHkkma3YhOf7uy8TAbt7HdkXhSjONicky's Canva Presentation Playlist: http://bit.ly/Canva_Present_PlaylistGET VIDEO/AUDIO TRANSCRIBED WITH OTTER.AIhttps://bit.ly/StartupLifeOtter CONNECT WITH ME ONLINE: https://andelyons.com https://twitter.com/AndeLyonshttps://www.facebook.com/StartupLifew... https://www.linkedin.com/in/andelyons/ https://www.instagram.com/ande_lyons/ https://www.pinterest.com/andelyons/ https://angel.co/andelyons TikTok: @andelyons

Rich Conversations
177. Sofía Villalpando on Attending the Jackson Wild Summit

Rich Conversations

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 67:40


Sofía Villalpando returns to the show! She was on episode 114 of the show. We talked Biology, Ecosystems, and Science Communication. Late this summer she was in Jackson Hole, Wyoming for the Jackson Wild Summit. It looked like she had a ton of fun working with other people in wildlife, conservation, and science communication. I wanted to hear all about it! So she's back and shares her experience with us! So excited to share this with you. Let's venture (in our minds) to the American West! You can follow Sofía on all the social medias: TikTok, YouTube, and Instagram. She's @sofiabiologista on Instagram.

Plant Based Briefing
164: How the Loss of Biodiversity and Ecosystems Increases Pandemic Risk by ProVeg.com

Plant Based Briefing

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 12:00


ProVeg International explains the connection between loss of biodiversity and ecosystems, and pandemic risk. Please take a moment to rate & review the podcast here, or send me an email with feedback at Marian@PlantBasedBriefing.com Thank you!

Heartland Stories
Conversation with Atina Diffley, Organic Farmer and Steward of the Land

Heartland Stories

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 29:01


Atina Diffley is an organic farmer, public speaker and author of the 2013 Minnesota Book Award winner, "Turn Here Sweet Corn: Organic Farming Works", a memoir based on Atina's life running the Gardens of Eagan organic vegetable farm. Her advocacy has addressed the pressures of suburban development, and she successfully led a legal and citizen campaign against the notorious polluters, Koch Industries, to create an Organic Mitigation Plan for organic farms in Minnesota. Tune in to learn more about: - What is new on Atina's 100 acre farm and why she started planting perennial crops; - Why monocropping is affecting the soil microbiome and insects; - Ecosystems and their value for farming; - Why organic can feed the world; - How planting two different plants next to each other - like asparagus and soybeans - can benefit both and reduce the use of pesticides; - Why knowledge is the best tool to share for growing plants without spraying; -  The relationship that we have with the food that feeds us and with the soil it grows in; - The future of her farm and why she put her farm and the land into a conservation easement. To learn more about Atina's work go to https://atinadiffley.com. 

IoT Leaders
Digital Twins, the Metaverse, and Connected Ecosystems w/ Tony Shakib

IoT Leaders

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 40:05


The first level is to visualize the data. The second is to contextualize the data. Third is to simulate the data to project the best outcome. The fourth level of IoT maturity is to execute on the data autonomously. In this episode, I interview Tony Shakib, GM/Partner at Microsoft Azure IoT, about how IoT can bring different technologies together on behalf of customers for a huge increase in productivity across many industries like transportation and healthcare. Join us as we discuss: Factors contributing to Microsoft leading in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for 3 years in a row The potential for enterprise to leverage IoT Edge Digital twins: what it is and how it's used A simplified view of the Metaverse and how to benefit from it today How phases of IoT maturity provide a competitive edge To hear more interviews like this one, subscribe to IoT Leaders on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or yo ur prefered podcast platform. Listening on a desktop & can't see the links? Just search for IoT Leaders in your favorite podcast player.

E=H Hopecast
Season 2, Episode 7: Dr. Charles Coleman and Ecosystems of Psychiatry

E=H Hopecast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 19:32


Dr. Charles (Chuck) Coleman joins us with insights in to best practices in facing difficult and traumatic situations. Join E=H Co-founder, Cameron Vivanco, and her Ecuadorian coworker Jorge Luis Rodriguez as they interview Dr. Coleman.

The CPG Guys
Step-change Growth Through Connected Ecosystems with Genpact's Tom McGuire & Rana Saha

The CPG Guys

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2021 50:59


The CPG Guys, Sri & PVSB are joined in this episode by Rana Saha – Global Head - Consumer Goods and Retail Leader, Sales and Commercial Practice and Tom McGuire – Consumer Goods and Retail Leader, Sales and Commercial Practice at Genpact, a global professional services firm that makes business transformation real. We drive digital-led innovation and digitally-enabled intelligent operations for our clients, guided by our experience running thousands of processes primarily for Global Fortune 500 companies. This is a the first in a 2-episode partnership with Genpact.Follow Rana Saha on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rana-saha-7997a712/ Follow Tom McGuire on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomas-mcguire-0628381/ Follow Genpact online at: http://genpact.comFollow Genpact on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/company/genpact/Rana & Tom answer these questions:1) What shifts have you seen in the CPG industry that were driven by the pandemic? And what trends continue to emerge?2) How have sales organizations been impacted due to this? What are some of the challenges and opportunities in this area?3)  What has been the role of data and insights in tackling some of the challenges you mentioned above and how do you think it is going to impact the emergence of D2C and hyper-personalization?4) The lines between sales and marketing are blurring, what role will digital technologies play?5) Tell us more about Genpact's work with leading CPG brands and manufacturers?6) Genpact says that one of the hallmarks of business that will thrive in the future are connected ecosystems - what does this mean for CPG brands?7)  How is Genpact leading the way as a Growth Partner for leading CPG brands?8) What does Genpact's roadmap for growth look like for the next 5-year horizon?Please provide the CPG Guys feedback at http://ratethispodcast.com/cpgguysCPG Guys Website: http://CPGGuys.comCPG Guys on Instagram: https://instagram.com/cpgguysPlease follow the Network of Executive Women at http://newonline.org/cpgguysDISCLAIMER: The content in this podcast episode is provided for general informational purposes only. By listening to our episode, you understand that no information contained in this episode should be construed as advice from CPGGUYS, LLC or the individual author, hosts, or guests, nor is it intended to be a substitute for research on any subject matter. Reference to any specific product or entity does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by CPGGUYS, LLC. The views expressed by guests are their own and their appearance on the program does not imply an endorsement of them or any entity they represent.  CPGGUYS LLC expressly disclaims any and all liability or responsibility for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or other damages arising out of any individual's use of, reference to, or inability to use this podcast or the information we presented in this podcast.

Naked Scientists Special Editions Podcast
Whales eat (and poop) more than we thought

Naked Scientists Special Editions Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 3:49


Earth's largest animals, whales, need a lot of food... that goes without saying. But, new research from a team at Stanford University have found that whales need 10-20 tonnes of food on a feeding day, which is up to three times more than initially thought. Of course that means three times more poop... and as whale poop drives nutrient recycling in the oceans, this could have a big impact on marine ecosystems. Katie King found out more from the lead author Matthew Savoca... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

Portfolio Career Podcast
Building Complimentary Ecosystems with Arlan Hamilton

Portfolio Career Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 14:22


Arlan Hamilton is first non-celebrity Black women to be featured on the cover of Fast Company. She is the Founder of Backstage Capital, author of It's About Damn Time, has her own educational academy, and is recently the Founder of Runner. In this episode, you will learn how Arlan started building these complimentary ecosystems, why information is valuable, and how it only takes one "yes" for you to find your next big opportunity. Excited for you to build and grow your Portfolio Career! As always, this episode with notes is available on my website.Connect with Arlan on Twitter!Connect with me on Twitter!

Redeye
The financialization of everything

Redeye

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 13:58


Finance has an oversized presence in contemporary mature nations. It has grown enormously in terms of size, relative to the rest of the economy. And, financialization has crept into all aspects of our lives. Housing, education, and healthcare are all targets for investors. More recently, new investment vehicles are being marketed that would even financialize natural ecosystems. We speak with Randall Wray, senior scholar at the Levy Economics Institute and professor of economics at Bard College.

Twins Talk it Up Podcast
Twins Talk it Up Episode 72: Leadership Insights for Partner Growth

Twins Talk it Up Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 54:25


We welcome a thought leader within the Vendor & Managed Services Providers space to the program. Jay McBain is the Principal Analyst of Channels, Partnerships & Ecosystems for Forrester. Jay is a highly sought-after speaker, author and has received numerous accolades, including being named as the 2021 Channel Influencer of the Year by Channel Partners Magazine. We ask Jay to share how the pandemic has and will continue to impact the tech channel community. His research certainly piques curiosity from all sectors as he identifies trends and shares fascinating content on channels, partnerships, and ecosystems. Jay touches on the importance of understanding influence and why we should be aware of the numerous social media groups/tools including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Clubhouse and how this can increase engagement with buyers and partnerships.Jay states that there is a major demographic shift taking place as the majority of technology buyers will be millennials, which indicates a need for understanding the psychology and behavior of purchasing habits of this digital age. We had to ask Jay about his own growth as a speaker. He shares a lesson he learned early in his career while at IBM, that people will forget what you told them, forget what you showed them and even forget you, so get over yourself. Focus instead on connectivity, energy and perhaps the 1 or 2 points that will resonate.To learn more about Jay, his work or to inquire about his speaking availability, visit https://go.forrester.com/blogs/author/jay_mcbain/ and http://jaymcbain.com/Be sure to Support and Follow us by Subscribing & Downloading.--- more ---If you are looking to learn the art of audience engagement while listening for methods to conquer speaking anxiety, deliver persuasive presentations, and close more deals, then this is the podcast for you.Twins Talk it Up is a podcast where identical twin brothers Danny Suk Brown and David Suk Brown discuss leadership communication strategies to support professionals who believe in the power of their own authentic voice. Together, we will explore tips and tools to increase both your influence and value. Along the way, let's crush some goals, deliver winning sales pitches, and enjoy some laughs.Danny Suk Brown and David Suk Brown train on speaking and presentation skills. They also share from their keynote entitled, “Identically Opposite: the Pursuit of Identity”.Support and Follow us:YouTube: youtube.com/channel/UCL18KYXdzVdzEwMH8uwLf6gInstagram: @twinstalkitupInstagram: @dsbleadershipgroupTwitter: @dsbleadershipLinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/twins-talk-it-up/LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/dsbleadershipgroup/Facebook: facebook.com/TwinsTalkitUpFacebook: facebook.com/dsbleadership/Website: dsbleadershipgroup.com/TwinsTalkitUp

Inside Outside
Ep. 274 - Todd Embley, Senior Startup Advocate for Agora on Startup Tech, Trends & Ecosystems

Inside Outside

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 24:48


On this week's episode of Inside Outside Innovation, we sit down with Todd Embley, Senior Startup Advocate for Agora. Todd and I talk about the new technologies and trends from no-code tools to embedded audio and video platforms, that affect how we see, hear, and interact with each other. We also explore how companies are tapping into startups and startup ecosystems to enable founders to build and impact the world more effectively. Let's get started. Inside Outside Innovation as the podcast to help new innovators navigate what's next. I'm your host Brian Ardinger, founder of InsideOutside.IO. Each week. We'll give you a front row seat into what it takes to learn, grow, and thrive in today's world of accelerating change and uncertainty. Join us as we explore, engage, and experiment with the best and the brightest innovators, entrepreneurs, and pioneering businesses. It's time to get started. Interview Transcript with Todd Embley, Senior Startup Advocate for AgoraBrian Ardinger: Welcome to another episode of Inside Outside Innovation. I'm your host, Brian Ardinger, and as always, we have another amazing guest. Today, we have Todd Embley. He is a Senior Startup Advocate for Agora and a formerly with China Accelerator. So welcome to the show, Todd, Todd Embley: Thank you, Brian. It's good to be here. Brian Ardinger: I'm excited to have you because we've met a while back early in my startup days when I was running NMotion. You were in China. And we met at some global accelerator network conference. I think it was in San Diego, perhaps. So, you spent a lot of time in Asia, as I did. And recently moved back to the states, working for a interesting company called Agora. We had a chance to run into each other again in Lincoln. Todd Embley: Yeah. Thanks very much. I actually did come back from China and moved to the U.S. but now I'm back in Canada. I am Canadian and I'm living in Western Canada. Brian Ardinger: I wanted to start the conversation with the most recent company that you're with is a company called Agora. It's an interesting company for a couple different reasons. And it's a real-time engagement platform that a lot of popular companies are using to build on top of like Run the World, which is something that we've used for our IO Conferences and that. And some of our IO Live events. I think you guys provide like the SDKs and the building blocks to enable these types of startups to build off of. So, I I'd love to get your take, not on just Agora, but you've got an interesting role there as a Startup Advocate. So, what is a Startup Advocate? Todd Embley: It's a great role, for those of us who aren't necessarily adept at selling. And we fall under marketing. And the role is really, if I were to compartmentalize everything that we're about and our ethos and thesis. Is go out into startup land and be as helpful as possible. Try to integrate. You know, we sponsor. I run workshops. I meet with lots and lots of entrepreneurs all the time, and we're just out there trying to be as helpful as possible. And the great thing that the company and the founders and senior leadership have all gotten behind is just be out and be as helpful as possible. And wear the t-shirt while you're doing it. That's almost the be all and end of it. And for those that are really interested in what Agora is and what Agora does, then we can get into that. But essentially, we're not trying to put it in front of everybody and not trying to blast everybody with, with Agora specifically. The team is comprised of people who have been entrepreneurs, been in startups, been in VC, run accelerators. And who have just a lot of empathy for startups and that's kind of where it begins and ends. Brian Ardinger: We see a couple of different companies use this approach of startup advocate type of program to help build their business. Walk me through like, what are the benefits and the reasons why a corporation would want to put together some type of program around this.Todd Embley: You know, I think AWS and what they've been doing for as long as they've been doing it are kind of the benchmark. And they were, I would say the pioneers, at least the most famous pioneers of running programs like this. Our senior leadership had an opportunity in China to talk to the heads of AWS Activate in China.And they divulged some interesting statistics, which I think were the precipice of Agora wanting to build their own startup team as well. And that was that after 15 years of them having a program, they will now attribute up to 65% of AWS revenues today to the activities, you know, over the last 15 years, of their startup program.And what we're trying to do is invest in our future huge customers. Knowing that the world's next billionaire companies, trillion-dollar companies. The unicorns of the future are still just startups today. And if we want to align ourselves correctly with what it takes to build a startup and how hard it is, let's maybe try to get out of their way at the early stages while they're trying to cross the early chasms of, you know, and the difficulties of what it takes. So, from a revenue perspective or from a cost perspective, let's give our stuff for free. You know, until you, their revenue. You can't get blood from a stone. So, while they're still searching for product market fit and revenue, let's let them use our software for free until such time as they are then finding product market fit and then able to start generating revenue. And only at that time, should we then start to talk to them about actually paying for the service? Brian Ardinger: That makes sense. And obviously it seems to be working. I think I read on your website, you've got over 50 billion minutes of engagement on the platform. Probably going up as we speak. I don't know if you can speak to any specific use cases or specifically what you do when it comes to helping these companies get up and off the ground. Todd Embley: Sure. As you alluded to, there are some famous companies that have been using us, especially in the real-time audio space. There are a few NDAs in place. So, you could mention who those companies are. And by all means it's pretty widely known. I necessarily can't speak directly to who some of those more famous ones are. But the nuts and bolts of the program essentially boils down to free minutes. So, my Director, Tony Blank. He and another friend of ours, Paul Ford, used to do this at SendGrid. And that's where they were a big supporter of the Global Accelerator Network where you and I met in the beginning and then the Twilio acquisition of SendGrid. So, he was there. And they were doing a great job as well. And leading on some of the data from their experience there, or Tony's experience there, and then understanding our business and the data that we had over the years that Agora has been thriving. We positioned the amount of minutes at 1 million, we figured 1 million minutes of Agora should be enough for most companies to achieve product market fit and revenue.If you haven't achieved product market fit and revenue, after using a million minutes of Agora, you may have some underlying other issues that are getting in the way of that. But we really feel that upwards of 80%, even 90% of companies who do achieve and use up the million free minutes, should be at a position of having raised money and are revenue positive.At which time we feel comfortable to say, okay, though, now we do have to, for our business purposes, need to, to work on something and we'll hand them over to sales in a gentle way and work on getting them some discounts and start forecasting future usage and things like that. But those are the nuts and bolts.In our world of real-time video, real-time audio, just the real-time engagement aspect of it. There are certain verticals that are really taking off. I think health is obviously a big one where you have doctors and patients or therapists and their clients. We're seeing a lot in fitness, so for coaches training. Doing big group classes. Education is probably our biggest. I think that's a pretty obvious use case of doing real time lessons with teachers and things. But we're also seeing a lot of activity in the area of gaming where people want talk to each other. They want to be on video with each other while playing games together. Live performances and experiences around online virtual concerts or comedy shows or things like that as well. There's a lot of added context that you can get from engaging in real time, over video. That you couldn't get at an actual conference.You know, there are solutions coming around blending those where you might be at the concert, but you'll also have on your phone different camera angles that are available to a viewer. And you can get other contextual information that is happening plus chats with other people at the concert or something like that.And then, you know, a lot of multi-verse. A lot of VR stuff. I mean, I had a conversation with a startup out of New Zealand who was working in the overcoming therapy space, where if you had a phobia of dogs, you know, a psychologist would work with their client, and they would go to a kennel and slowly start to integrate and learn how to overcome. But now we can do that in a VR environment, but overlay a lot of very interesting artificial intelligence, facial recognition. Stuff like that to really be able to measure the things that are almost imperceptible to the human eye, to understand like the dilation of their pupils when faced with a small dog versus a big dog or different breeds or something, just giving a lot more contextual information to help a psychologist really work with their client to overcome a phobia. So, it's fascinating to work with the startups because they are thinking of use cases that we even within Agora can't think of. The Ewing Marion Kauffman FoundationSponsor Voice: The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is a private, nonpartisan foundation based in Kansas City, Missouri, that seeks to build inclusive prosperity through a prepared workforce and entrepreneur-focused economic development. The Foundation uses its $3 billion in assets to change conditions, address root causes, and break down systemic barriers so that all people – regardless of race, gender, or geography – have the opportunity to achieve economic stability, mobility, and prosperity. For more  information, visit www.kauffman.org and connect with us at www.twitter.com/kauffmanfdn and www.facebook.com/kauffmanfdn. Brian Ardinger: Well, and that's an interesting thing because the platform itself is really robust. You can do video calls and voice calls and interactive live streaming and real-time messaging and white boarding. And like you said, the toolkits are there. And I think this fits into one of those trends that we've been talking about, where it's never been easier for a startup founder to find the tools they need. They don't necessarily have to build everything from scratch nowadays. They can find partners and no code, low code tools and things like that to get up and going and testing the marketplace a lot easier than ever before. And get to those use case scenarios that a platform tool provider may not have thought of originally. I'm curious to get your take on some of this accessibility to tools that founders didn't have maybe, you know, 10 years ago when we started in this business. Todd Embley: Yeah, it's amazing. I think back to, I used to be with SOSV was the fund, and we were doing kind of an internal conference for all of our portfolio, all of our mentor network. Everybody that had ever been involved with us, including investors in Agora or LPs. And we had a guy named Dave McClure come and speak. And somebody had asked him is your eight-year-old daughter learning how to code. And he said, let me rephrase that. I think what you're asking me is do I think that it is important for very young people to learn how to code and essentially that's what you're looking for. And he said, you know, coding is like learning any other language, you know, in the development of the brain and how that enables young people to really grow. But it is in his opinion, he said it is just kind of a commodity. He said coding is probably going to become a commodity. And we've seen that in the low-code no-code explosion.And then he thought, you know, design would probably not be that far behind. I mean, there probably will be a day in the future where our phones will know everything they need to know about us, where you won't have to necessarily code or design the UI UX CX, of how an app works and feels. Because it can just deploy to our phone and our phone can tell the app how to develop itself as it lands on our home screen, in the way that we prefer it to be from colors to where the settings are or where our profile lives.And we can navigate that so intuitively. It has been absolutely amazing. And I think, you know, as we go, we've launched our app builder where pretty much anybody, even without any coding experience can go on and within 20 minutes create a video conferencing tool that they can use for their family reunion. You know, that is super easy. So yeah, it's been amazing. Brian Ardinger: It is kind of crazy to think what are the uses. I'd imagine obviously COVID has changed the dynamic landscape for you guys, especially. And so maybe let's talk a little bit about that. Some of the trends you're seeing with the move to more remote and more virtual environments. Todd Embley: Anybody who just watches the stock price of Zoom over the last couple of years would understand exactly where this industry has gone, but then factors like the quote unquote Zoom fatigue. And now we're seeing people that want to have more control over the layout and the design and the backgrounds and the information and the chats and emojis and music and all these other things that you can build into it. Because you know, now for instance, all our conferences went virtual, right? So we are now having to figure out how did you run a web summit or you know, like an East Meets West, that Blue Start-ups does in Hawaii or something. How do we now do this online and create a really great experience where everybody can still try to achieve those same outcomes for why they attended in the first place. It's been a pretty amazing growth that has really kind of pushed the boundaries.The work from home, I think has been the biggest thing where everybody's now at home. So, there's working with colleagues. There is collection of data. There is monitoring output and outcomes. And, you know, as a department or as a salesperson or marketing has changed. How do we do now market to people who aren't leaving their homes anymore that has now all changed.It's been such a game changer just in the future of work. I wouldn't say it necessarily changed course, but COVID has absolutely accelerated what we were already starting to think it would be. You know, it's done some damage to the world of coworking spaces, right. Or in-person accelerators or incubators. It's changed how we, even as a startup team go out and find partners and find startups to introduce them to Agora. So, it's had a tremendous impact. Brian Ardinger: You spent a lot of time ecosystem building for lack of a better term. You know, you go to different communities and see what the landscape is in the startup world. And then again, try to help founders navigate that. So, what are you seeing when you travel around to different startup communities and that. What's maybe different than it was five or six years ago? Todd Embley: There's a lot of factors. Entrepreneurship and startup land, as we know it, just even in the last 20 years, let's say since the .com boom and bust. And then, you know, Paul Graham kind of the Godfather of the accelerator starts Y Combinator in 2005. And so, the way investors started investing, and then there was, you know, a lot of information and then Crunchbase and others started coming around. And then, then we had 10 years of data from Crunchbase, somewhere around 2013. That we're now measuring how well people were investing, how well-performing that whole venture financial class was doing.And we've seen things where investors are now looking more at timing of solutions versus not just team and problem, but they had so many investments that were either too early, too late. And they started to recognize that. A lot of funds are starting to look internally and seeing, trying to reinvest inside the value that they've created to capture more of the food on the table versus being so outwardly focused. For our jobs, even in doing ecosystem development, how to startups find us versus how do we find them? If there's no meetups. If we're not able to do in-person startup weekends, then how are we able to find them, to attract them, to support them and to help them. How are investors doing their due diligence? You know, things like DocSend. Right.Having that digital data room with a lot of analytics built into it. So that founders can now not only see who's entering and who's looking at their due diligence documents at, but where in the deck are they spending time? On what slides, what is important? Where are they stopping? Where are they looking at? There's a lot of data and information that they can measure from that as well. I'm not exactly sure if that answers the question, but it is so drastically different. And now we're going back into, you know, web summit is in-person. I'm going to be going to that next week after we record this. That is going to be a different experience as well. And then there's the hybrids that are kind of doing both. It's changed a lot. Brian Ardinger: It is definitely interesting. You know, it's always been hard to find startup founders. A lot of times they're heads down doing their thing. You know, over the last five or six years pre COVID, you started to have a different environment where things like coworking spaces and events like Startup Weekend and that, started to bring some of those folks out and started to get some energy. And then COVID kind of slap that in the face to a certain extent. But now what I'm seeing at least is more collaboration across different communities. So even though I'm based in Lincoln, Nebraska, the network and our reach to different communities for the startups in our backyard, has increased and been beneficial from the standpoint of they're no longer having to be in the middle of flyover country. They can access folks that wouldn't necessarily in the past look outside of their own Sandhill Road area. So, I guess there's pros and cons to this new environment, but I was curious to get your take on that as well. Todd Embley: Constraints, breed Innovation. And COVID has drastically brought a whole new set of constraints just by not being able to meet in person as much. So, I think it's the development and the investment in developing a different skill set. You know, you take one sense away, the other senses improve. And so, we've had to become better at being able to build relationships. And we have video. And we have voice. But suddenly we're tuning in to the video and tuning into the voice. We may not have the same social cues and we may not have the same physical cues to be picking up on things. We used to train entrepreneurs on how to pitch in person. You were on a stage facing an audience. You were standing in front of an investor at a meetup. Here's how you do it. Here's how you talk. Here's how you hold yourself. Be careful of your hands. Don't shift your feet around. You know, there is all these, you know, all this kind of training, which has had to change. Which has had to develop. And now we're reaching out, we're developing partnerships and I think I've seen a lot of ecosystems lean in on having silos or verticals that they're starting to own to be seen as a place.And accelerators are now going virtual, where they're pulling from anywhere. Right. We have a focus. We're vertically focused. And so even if you're in Brazil or you're in Russia or wherever, this is the accelerator that you want to join because the world has just been absolutely flattened. And now this is the best place. This is the best accelerator, and you don't have to fly in and live here. Right? So now you've seen costs of living. People are moving out of the main centers. It's just, it's been a tremendous change. Brian Ardinger: You've spent your life helping founders. And I'd love to get your input on for our founders that are listening to this show. Some of the biggest obstacles or barriers or things that you've seen or can help them overcome. Are there particular tips or tricks that founders should be paying attention to nowadays?Todd Embley: I still think it all starts with the problem. And I still find myself having to talk about deep diving into the problem discussion. And there has been a penchant for the snapshot. And of the landscape as it is today. But I think what we're starting to understand. And what I'm seeing from a lot of questions that come from investors, is it's not as much about what. It's about why. And when you're pitching or talking about what you're doing, you have to start layering in the why.This is our go to market strategy. Great. Doesn't really matter, but why did you choose that? They're being measured on the way they think. The way they process. The way they built. What data did you take in. Which did you keep? And which did you throw away and why? And then what decision and strategy did you make off of that data?And why did you decide to strategize that? Why are you deciding to build this next? Why is this the next iteration of what you're doing, this problem that you're trying to solve? Anybody can Google and get a lot of data on a problem that exists today. But do you have a deep understanding of how we got here? You know, we have this Canadian kind of saying of the Wayne Gretzky, don't go where the puck is, go, where the puck is going to be.And as investors, we're always trying to find the entrepreneurs who are good at figuring out where the puck is going to be. But the only way that they can figure that out, isn't understanding just where the puck is, but how the puck got to where it is. Because only then do we understand the speed and the trajectory and are able to extrapolate off of that to know where it's going with some reasonable degree of accuracy. But we'll never get it right. But that I think is always be factoring in your why. Nobody is going to be blown away by your what because you're still early stage. Unless you have a hundred thousand downloads or a million MRR, you know, it's just not that impressive. Because the only thing that matters is what people use and pay for.So, knowing that. Now, we're just trying to measure size you up as a founder. So lean in on all your why of everything that you're talking about so that they can understand how you develop, how you price, how you see the world. Be unique, be different. For More InformationBrian Ardinger: Solid advice. Well, Todd, I want to thank you for coming on Inside Outside Innovation and sharing your insights and your experiences from the many years of being in the trenches there. I want to encourage people to check out Agora and that. If people want to find out more about yourself or about the startup program at Agora, what's the best way to do that? Todd Embley: Yeah. I mean, if they want to connect with me, LinkedIn is great. Just Todd Embley. I will generally show up. That's a great way to do it. And I'd love to connect. And I love to meet with everybody. And then agora.io/startups is where the entrance to the startup program lives. But Agora.io is where most of the information about Agora lives. And we're happy to talk to anybody, especially partners. Anybody doing events. Anything out there. We'd love to be a part of it. We'd love to sponsor. And try to add value. Brian Ardinger: Well Todd, thanks again for coming on the show. It's great to see you again and look forward to continuing the conversation in the years to come. Todd Embley: Thanks, Brian. It's been great.Brian Ardinger: That's it for another episode of Inside Outside Innovation. If you want to learn more about our team, our content, our services, check out InsideOutside.io or follow us on Twitter @theIOpodcast or @Ardinger. Until next time, go out and innovate.FREE INNOVATION NEWSLETTER & TOOLSGet the latest episodes of the Inside Outside Innovation podcast, in addition to thought leadership in the form of blogs, innovation resources, videos, and invitations to exclusive events. SUBSCRIBE HEREYou can also search every Inside Outside Innovation Podcast by Topic and Company.  For more innovations resources, check out IO's Innovation Article Database, Innovation Tools Database, Innovation Book Database, and Innovation Video Database.  

Fowl Players Radio
Season 8 Episode 27 Jennie De La Cruz- Author- "Ecology For Kids: All About Ecosystems"

Fowl Players Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 40:24


NOW AVAILABLE ON FOWL PLAYERS RADIO!!! www.fowlplayersradio.comDirect Link to Episode: https://www.buzzsprout.com/175423/9508199We Welcome Jennie De La Cruz to Fowl Players Radio!!Jennie is the author of  "Ecology For Kids: All About Ecosystems".  Ecology for kids helps children aged 10 and up better understand the complexity of the natural world and the web of life. Topics covered include predator and prey relationships and how creatures are interconnected via food chains. The book also explores how these food chains can be impacted by extinction events and the potential impacts of global warming and actions that can be taken to reduce the impact. This is a great guide to some important biology topics for interested middle schoolers. Below is the link- it is available in both hard copy and audio versions on Amazon.com.https://www.amazon.com/Ecology-Kids-All-About-Ecosystems/dp/B097SN91VSPlease remember that the holidays are around the corner and that many of the guests of Fowl Players Radio are not only great artisans, but small business people as well. They've written books, recorded albums, made films, and created lots of other great works of art and they are available for sale, and make great gifts for the holidays! So remember- if you aren't sure what to get someone this holiday season, there are plenty of great ideas in the back episodes of Fowl Players Radio!#JennieDelaCruz #EcologyForKidsAllAboutEcosystems

Permaculture Voices
Designing Farms After Natural Ecosystems

Permaculture Voices

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 4:18


This episode features Mark Shepard. Make farming easier with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpotco Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/

#EduCrush
Project Feature: Nature Documentary Film Festival (w Jaclyn Demmers)

#EduCrush

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 26:27


On the episode, we unpack how students were challenged to deepen and demonstrate their understanding of Ecosystems and Visual Literacy in a grade 7 interdisciplinary project. Teacher Jaclyn Demmers also shares her newfound insights about the potential of students with learning disabilities when given creative opportunities that spark their curiosity. Jaclyn's current role and what drew her into education. (1:45) A summary of the project. (3:05) A breakdown of the major milestones of the project—entry event, research, direct instruction, building, and showcasing. (5:40) Why Jaclyn was drawn to project-based learning and how it shifted feedback conversations in her classroom. (12:05) A personal highlight. (14:00) The biggest barrier that Jaclyn had to overcome. (15:10) How the project challenged our assumptions about learning as a siloed experience. (15:45) The potential for project-based learning to reveal the capacity of diverse learners when they have clear criteria. (20:30) The purpose of education. (22:45) View full show notes here! Jaclyn on Twitter: @JaclynDemmers Email the Podcast: hello@educrushpod.com Podcast on Twitter: @educrushpod Natalie on Twitter: @natabasso Podcast on Instagram: @educrushpod Podcast Website: www.educrushpod.com 

The Gary Null Show
The Gary Null Show - 11.19.21

The Gary Null Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 56:12


Study: Sustainable eating is cheaper and healthier Oxford University, November 11, 2021 Oxford University research has today revealed that, in countries such as the US, the UK, Australia and across Western Europe, adopting a vegan, vegetarian, or flexitarian diet could slash your food bill by up to one-third. The study, which compared the cost of seven sustainable diets to the current typical diet in 150 countries, using food prices from the World Bank's International Comparison Program, was published in The Lancet Planetary Health. (next) Meta-analysis concludes resveratrol beneficially modulates glycemic control in diabetics Zagazig University and Suez Canal University (Egypt), October 29 2021.  Findings from a meta-analysis of clinical trials published in Medicina Clinica (Barcelona) revealed an association between supplementing with resveratrol and improvements in glycemic control. “This systematic review and meta-analysis is the first to consider resveratrol's efficacy on glycemic and cardiometabolic parameters in patients with Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM).” (next) Exercise linked to better mental health Kaiser Permanente Research, November 11, 2021 Kaiser Permanente research published in Preventive Medicine showed people who exercised more during the initial lockdown period of the COVID-19 pandemic experienced less anxiety and depression than those who didn't exercise. It also showed that people who spent more time outdoors typically experienced lower levels of anxiety and depression than those who stayed inside. (next) Bedtime linked with heart health University of Exeter (UK), November 9, 2021 Going to sleep between 10:00 and 11:00 pm is associated with a lower risk of developing heart disease compared to earlier or later bedtimes, according to a study published today in European Heart Journal—Digital Health, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). "While we cannot conclude causation from our study, the results suggest that early or late bedtimes may be more likely to disrupt the body clock, with adverse consequences for cardiovascular health." (NEXT) Garlic compounds may boost cardio health indirectly via gut microbiota National Taiwan University, November 6 2021 Allicin from garlic may prevent the metabolism of unabsorbed L-carnitine or choline into TMAO, a compound linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases, says a new study. TMAO – or trimethylamine N-oxide – has been known to be generated from dietary carnitine through metabolism of gut microbiota, and was recently reported to be an “important gut microbiota-dependent metabolite to cause cardiovascular diseases.”  New data indicated that carnitine-fed lab mice showed a “remarkable increase in plasma TMAO levels”, compared with lab mice fed a control (no carnitine). However, when allicin supplements were provided with the carnitine diet, TMAO levels were significantly reduced.   (NEXT) Drug used to prevent miscarriage increases risk of cancer in offspring University of Texas Health Science Center, November 9, 2021 Exposure in utero to a drug used to prevent miscarriage can lead to an increased risk of developing cancer, according to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston  The drug, 17α-hydroxyprogesterone caproate (17-OHPC), is a synthetic progestogen that was frequently used by women in the 1950s and 1960s, and is still prescribed to women today to help prevent preterm birth.  (OTHER NEWS NEXT) 2,433 Dead Babies in VAERS as Another Study Shows mRNA Shots Not Safe for Pregnant Women by Brian Shilhavy Editor, Health Impact News, November 7, 2021 There have now been 2,433 fetal deaths recorded in VAERS (Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System) from pregnant women who have been injected with one of the COVID-19 shots. The vast majority of these have been from the Pfizer shot (1,862 deaths) and the Moderna shot (656 deaths.) There have been more fetal deaths in the past 11 months following COVID-19 shots than there have been for the past 30+ years following ALL vaccines (2,198 – Source.) Last month (October, 2021) the New England Journal of Medicine admitted that the original study used to justify the CDC and the FDA in recommending the shots to pregnant women was flawed. (Source.) Since then, researchers in New Zealand have conducted a new study on the original data, and concluded: A re-analysis of these figures indicates a cumulative incidence of spontaneous abortion ranging from 82% (104/127) to 91% (104/114), 7–8 times higher than the original authors' results. (Source.) And yet, the CDC and FDA still continue to recommend the shots for pregnant women, even though a correct analysis on the original data shows that 82% to 91% of pregnant women will suffer miscarriages if their unborn child is less than 20 weeks old. (Source.) VAERS is a passive system that is severely under reported. The CDC and FDA have never conducted a study to determine what this under-reported factor is, but independent scientists have, and we have previously published the analysis conducted by Dr. Jessica Rose, who has determined that a conservative under-reported factor would be X41. See: STUDY: Government's Own Data Reveals that at Least 150,000 Probably DEAD in U.S. Following COVID-19 Vaccines This means that there have probably been at least 99,753 fetal deaths following COVID-19 injections so far. Here is a video report we made on this last month with some very unfortunate gruesome examples of what these shots are doing to unborn babies. 1,969 Fetal Deaths Recorded Following COVID-19 Shots but Criminal CDC Recommends Pregnant Women Get the Shot UPDATE – November 7, 2021 PM A couple of hours after publishing this article, a video that has been circulating on the Internet of an interview with a Funeral Director in the UK became known to me. He has been in practice for over 3 years and is identified as “Wesley,” and was interviewed by a group called “Resistance GB.” He claims that last fall was one the slowest periods of seeing deaths for all funeral directors, but when the COVID-19 shots were introduced, deaths started dramatically increasing. It started with the elderly, but then by April they were seeing large numbers of people in their 30s and 40s. Many of them were dying of myocarditis. Now, they are seeing unprecedented numbers of newborn babies, and they are piling up in hospital refrigerators. Some are full term, some are pre-term, he claims. The UK originally recommended that pregnant women and nursing mothers should NOT get the experimental COVID shots, but like the CDC in the U.S., they eventually changed their recommendation to encourage pregnant women to get the shots. (NEXT) An ethical analysis of vaccinating children against COVID-19: benefits, risks, and issues of global health equity Johns Hopkins University, Oxford-Johns Hopkins Global Infectious Disease Ethics Collaborative, Wageningen University - The Netherlands, University of Oxford, Abstract We argue that it is currently unclear whether routine COVID-19 vaccination of healthy children is ethically justified in most contexts, given the minimal direct benefit that COVID-19 vaccination provides to children, the potential for rare risks to outweigh these benefits and undermine vaccine confidence, and substantial evidence that COVID-19 vaccination confers adequate protection to risk groups, such as older adults, without the need to vaccinate children. We conclude that child COVID-19 vaccination in wealthy communities before adults in poor communities worldwide is ethically unacceptable and consider how policy deliberations might evolve in light of future developments. (NEXT) What's Driving Global Deforestation? Organized Crime, Beef, Soy, Palm Oil and Wood Products Jennifer Devine,  Counterpunch, November 17, 2021 Every year the world loses an estimated 25 million acres (10 million hectares) of forest, an area larger than the state of Indiana. Nearly all of it is in the tropics. From my research on social and environmental issues in Latin America, I know that four consumer goods are responsible for the majority of global deforestation: beef, soy, palm oil, and wood pulp and paper products. Together these commodities are responsible for the loss of nearly 12 million acres (5 million hectares) annually. There's also a fifth, less publicized key driver: organized crime, including illegal drug trafficking. The dominant role of beef Among major products that promote deforestation, beef is in a class by itself. Beef production is now estimated to be the biggest driver of deforestation worldwide, accounting for 41% of global forest losses. In the Amazon alone, cattle ranching accounts for 80% of deforestation. From 2000 to 2011, beef production emitted nearly 200 times more greenhouse gases than soy, and 60 times more than oil palm in tropical countries with high deforestation rates. Soy and palm oil: Ubiquitous ingredients Together, soy and palm oil drive nearly 10% of deforestation annually – almost 2.5 million acres (1 million hectares). Clearing land for palm oil plantations fuels large-scale rainforest destruction in Indonesia and Malaysia, where most of the world's palm oil is produced. Palm oil is the most commonly produced, consumed and traded vegetable oil. Some 60% of the 66 million tons produced globally every year is used to produce energy in the form of biofuel, power and heat. About 40% is used for food, animal feed and chemical products. Palm oil is an ingredient in half of all products found at the supermarket, including margarine, shampoos, frozen pizza and detergents. Soy production has doubled globally in the past 20 years. Nearly 80% of global soy is fed to cows, chickens, pigs and farmed fish. This demand reflects the tripling of global meat production over the past 50 years. Wood products Wood products are responsible for about 5% of annual global deforestation, or about 1.2 million acres (500,000 hectares) yearly. Wood is widely used for home construction and furniture, and also as a pulp source for paper and fabric. And in low-income nations and rural areas, it's an important fuel source for heating and cooking. The three largest paper-producing countries are the U.S., Canada and China. Illegal deforestation and organized crime Another industry plays an important role, especially in tropical forests: organized crime. Large, lucrative industries offer opportunities to move and launder money; as a result, in many parts of the world, deforestation is driven by the drug trade. In South America and Central America, drug trafficking organizations are the vanguard of deforestation. Drug traffickers are illegally logging forests in the Amazon and hiding cocaine in timber shipments to Europe. In my research, I have analyzed how traffickers illegally log and raise cattle in protected areas in Central America to launder money and claim drug smuggling territory. Other scholars estimate that 30% to 60% of deforestation in the region is “narco-deforestation.” Forest Trends analysis, exports tied to illegal deforestation are worth US$61 billion annually and are responsible for 25% of total global tropical deforestation. (NEXT) ‘This Must Not Happen': If Unhalted, Permian Basin Fracking Will Unleash 40 Billion Tons of CO2 by 2050 As activists at the COP26 summit continue to denounce the “massive” gap between wealthy governments' lofty rhetoric and their woefully inadequate plans for addressing the climate emergency, a new analysis of projected extraction in the Permian Basin in the U.S. Southwest exposes the extent to which oil and gas executives' refusal to keep fossil fuels in the ground puts humanity's future in jeopardy. “While climate science tells us that we must consume 40% less oil in 2030, Permian producers plan to grow production more than 50%.” Released Tuesday by Oil Change International, Earthworks, and the Center for International Environmental Law, the second chapter of The Permian Basin Climate Bomb warns that if the drilling and fracking boom that has turned the Permian Basin into “the world's single most prolific oil and gas field” over the past decade is allowed to persist unabated for the next three decades, it will generate nearly 40 billion tons of carbon dioxide by mid-century. “With global markets flush with Permian oil and gas, it can only be harder to steer the world's economy toward clean energy.” “While climate science tells us that we must consume 40% less oil in 2030, Permian producers plan to grow production more than 50%” from 2021 to 2030, said Stockman. “This must not happen.” “If left unchecked,” the report notes, “the Permian could continue to produce huge amounts of oil, gas, and gas liquids for decades to come. With global markets flush with Permian oil and gas, it can only be harder to steer the world's economy toward clean energy.” (NEXT) Wall Street's Takeover of Nature Advances with Launch of New Asset Class By Whitney Webb A project of the multilateral development banking system, the Rockefeller Foundation and the New York Stock Exchange recently created a new asset class that will put, not just the natural world, but the processes underpinning all life, up for sale under the guise of promoting “sustainability.” Last month, the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) announced it had developed a new asset class and accompanying listing vehicle meant “to preserve and restore the natural assets that ultimately underpin the ability for there to be life on Earth.” Called a natural asset company, or NAC, the vehicle will allow for the formation of specialized corporations “that hold the rights to the ecosystem services produced on a given chunk of land, services like carbon sequestration or clean water.” These NACs will then maintain, manage and grow the natural assets they commodify, with the end of goal of maximizing the aspects of that natural asset that are deemed by the company to be profitable. Though described as acting like “any other entity” on the NYSE, it is alleged that NACs “will use the funds to help preserve a rain forest or undertake other conservation efforts, like changing a farm's conventional agricultural production practices.” Yet, as explained towards the end of this article, even the creators of NACs admit that the ultimate goal is to extract near-infinite profits from the natural processes they seek to quantify and then monetize. NYSE COO Michael Blaugrund alluded to this when he said the following regarding the launch of NACs: “Our hope is that owning a natural asset company is going to be a way that an increasingly broad range of investors have the ability to invest in something that's intrinsically valuable, but, up to this point, was really excluded from the financial markets.” Framed with the lofty talk of “sustainability” and “conservation”, media reports on the move in outlets like Fortune couldn't avoid noting that NACs open the doors to “a new form of sustainable investment” which “has enthralled the likes of BlackRock CEO Larry Fink over the past several years even though there remain big, unanswered questions about it.” Fink, one of the world's most powerful financial oligarchs, is and has long been a corporate raider, not an environmentalist, and his excitement about NACs should give even its most enthusiastic proponents pause if this endeavor was really about advancing conservation, as is being claimed. How to Create a NAC The creation and launch of NACs has been two years in the making and saw the NYSE team up with the Intrinsic Exchange Group (IEG), in which the NYSE itself holds a minority stake. IEG's three investors are the Inter-American Development Bank, the Latin America-focused branch of the multilateral development banking system that imposes neoliberal and neo-colonalist agendas through debt entrapment; the Rockefeller Foundation, the foundation of the American oligarch dynasty whose activities have long been tightly enmeshed with Wall Street; and Aberdare Ventures, a venture capital firm chiefly focused on the digital healthcare space. Notably, the IADB and the Rockefeller Foundation are closely tied to the related pushes for Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) and biometric Digital IDs. The IEG's mission focuses on “pioneering a new asset class based on natural assets and the mechanism to convert them to financial capital.” “These assets,” IEG states, make “life on Earth possible and enjoyable…They include biological systems that provide clean air, water, foods, medicines, a stable climate, human health and societal potential.” Put differently, NACs will not only allow ecosystems to become financial assets, but the rights to “ecosystem services”, or the benefits people receive from nature as well. These include food production, tourism, clean water, biodiversity, pollination, carbon sequestration and much more. IEG is currently partnering with Costa Rica's government to pilot its NAC efforts within that country. Costa Rica's Minister of Environment and Energy, Andrea Meza Murillo, has claimed that the pilot project with IEG “will deepen the economic analysis of giving nature its economic value, as well as to continue mobilizing financial flows to conservation.” With NACs, the NYSE and IEG are now putting the totality of nature up for sale. While they assert that doing so will “transform our economy to one that is more equitable, resilient and sustainable”, it's clear that the coming “owners” of nature and natural processes will be the only real beneficiaries. Per the IEG, NACs first begin with the identification of a natural asset, such as a forest or lake, which is then quantified using specific protocols. Such protocols have already been developed by related groups like the Capitals Coalition, which is partnered with several of IEG's partners as well as the World Economic Forum and various coalitions of multinational corporations. Then, a NAC is created and the structure of the company decides who has the rights to that natural asset's productivity as well as the rights to decide how that natural asset is managed and governed. Lastly, a NAC is “converted” into financial capital by launching an initial public offering on a stock exchange, like the NYSE. This last stage “generates capital to manage the natural asset” and the fluctuation of its price on the stock exchange “signals the value of its natural capital.” However, the NAC and its employees, directors and owners are not necessarily the owners of the natural asset itself following this final step. Instead, as IEG notes, the NAC is merely the issuer while the potential buyers of the natural asset the NAC represents can include: institutional investors, private investors, individuals and institutions, corporations, sovereign wealth funds and multilateral development banks. Thus, asset management firms that essentially already own much of the world, like Blackrock, could thus become owners of soon-to-be monetized natural processes, natural resources and the very foundations of natural life itself. Both the NYSE and IEG have marketed this new investment vehicle as being aimed at generating funds that will go back to conservation or sustainability efforts. However, on the IEG's website, it notes that the goal is really endless profit from natural processes and ecosystems that were previously deemed to be part of “the commons”, i.e. the cultural and natural resources accessible to all members of a society, including natural materials such as air, water, and a habitable earth. Per the IEG, “as the natural asset prospers, providing a steady or increasing flow of ecosystem services, the company's equity should appreciate accordingly providing investment returns. Shareholders and investors in the company through secondary offers, can take profit by selling shares. These sales can be gauged to reflect the increase in capital value of the stock, roughly in-line with its profitability, creating cashflow based on the health of the company and its assets.” Researcher and journalist Cory Morningstar has strongly disagreed with the approach being taken by NYSE/IEG and views NACs as a system that will only exacerbate the corporate predation of nature, despite claims to the contrary. Morningstar has described NACs as “Rockefeller et al. letting the markets dictate what in nature has value – and what does not. Yet, it's not for capitalist institutions and global finance to decide what life has value. Ecosystems are not ‘assets.' Biological communities exist for their own purposes, not ours.” A New Way to Loot The ultimate goal of NACs is not sustainability or conservation – it is the financialization of nature, i.e. turning nature into a commodity that can be used to keep the current, corrupt Wall Street economy booming under the guise of protecting the environment and preventing its further degradation. Indeed, IEG makes this clear when they note that “the opportunity” of NACs lies not in their potential to improve environmental well-being or sustainability, but in the size of this new asset class, which they term “Nature's Economy.” Indeed, while the asset classes of the current economy are value at approximately $512 trillion, the asset classes unlocked by NACs are significantly larger at $4,000 trillion (i.e. $4 quadrillion). Thus, NACs open up a new feeding ground for predatory Wall Street banks and financial institutions that will allow them to not just dominate the human economy, but the entire natural world. In the world currently being constructed by these and related entities, where even freedom is being re-framed not as a right but “a service,” the natural processes on which life depends are similarly being re-framed as assets, which will have owners. Those “owners” will ultimately have the right, in this system, to dictate who gets access to clean water, to clean air, to nature itself and at what cost. According to Cory Morningstar, one of the other aims of creating “Nature's Economy” and neatly packaging it for Wall Street via NACs is to drastically advance massive land grab efforts made by Wall Street and the oligarch class in recent years. This includes the recent land grabs made by Wall Street firms as well as billionaire “philanthropists” like Bill Gates during the COVID crisis. However, the land grabs facilitated through the development of NACs will largely target indigenous communities in the developing world. As Morningstar notes: “The public launch of NACs strategically preceded the fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, the biggest biodiversity conference in a decade. Under the pretext of turning 30% of the globe into “protected areas”, the largest global land grab in history is underway. Built on a foundation of white supremacy, this proposal will displace hundreds of millions, furthering the ongoing genocide of Indigenous peoples. The tragic irony is this: while Indigenous peoples represent less than 5% of the global population, they support approximately 80% of all biodiversity.“ IEG, in discussing NACs, tellingly notes that proceeds from a NAC's IPO can be used for the acquisition of more land by its controlling entities or used to boost the budgets or funds of those who receive the capital from the IPO. This is a far cry from the NYSE/IEG sales pitch that NACs are “different” because their IPOs will be used to “preserve and protect” natural areas. The climate change panic that is now rising to the take the place of COVID-19 panic will surely be used to savvily market NACs and similar tactics as necessary to save the planet, but – rest assured – NACs are not a move to save the planet, but a move to enable the same interests responsible for the current environmental crises to usher in a new era where their predatory exploitation reaches new heights that were previously unimaginable.

The Lookfar Podcast: Voices from the Wild
Maas Goote - Conserving and Restoring Forest and Wetland Ecosystems

The Lookfar Podcast: Voices from the Wild

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 32:44


DOB Ecology CEO Maas Goote joins Scott and Lookfar COO Marlies Quirino on The Lookfar Podcast: Voices from the Wild. This is the first of three forthcoming episodes recorded last month in Ecuador -- this one in the Canandé Reserve while DOB Ecology and Lookfar visited with our partner Fundación Jocotoco. So enjoy the evening sounds of the rainforest accompanying our discussion! (We'll return in the coming weeks with more from Jocotoco.) Maas talks about his background in international environmental law, where among other things he served as the Dutch government's lead climate negotiator, and his transition to heading a charitable foundation supporting forest and wetland conservation and restoration projects in Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa. He shares his views on DOB Ecology's donor strategy and how protecting biodiversity, particularly by maintaining large, interconnected habitats, can play a critical role in combating climate impacts and mitigating emissions. A fascinating, wide-ranging, interdisciplinary discussion with Maas.

Do the Woo - A WooCommerce Podcast
Moving Between Open Source Platforms, the Communities and the Ecosystems

Do the Woo - A WooCommerce Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 54:20


Moving from Joomla to WordPress is more than just the technical aspects. It reaches into the business of the entire ecosystems.

Proyecto Co
Regenerative leadership: Care, balance & diversity

Proyecto Co

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 25:10


Regeneration is an increasingly popular topic. We hear it mostly in relation to the land and as one of the most efficient techniques to take care of our environment. But today we talk about the regeneration of people and society. Specifically, we talk about regenerative leadership.Daniela Cox, co-founder of Plura Consulting , guides us on the path to integrate and experience sustainability and regeneration in leadership and business, from a holistic and systemic vision.

Podland News
Podcasting 2.0 is all about an open 'Interoperable' ecosystem of apps using RSS that create shared value, not closed ecosystems from old SAGA apps - (Spotify, Apple, Google and Amazon).

Podland News

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 57:52


Listen to James Cridland and Sam Sethi   "INTEROPERABILITY IS THE KEY" - says Dave JonesApple Podcasts has brought back the 'refresh feed' button. While Apple seem confident that new episodes and other changes in your podcast feed are now seen within 'a few hours'  On Friday, the Apple Podcasts Connect system was checking Podnews's RSS feed every eight minutes.Podping - decentralised push notifications for podcasting, means that new episodes can appear in podcast apps within just 45 seconds. Part of Podcasting 2.0Google Podcasts uses WebSub; but users of Podping can also get automatic backwards compatibility with WebSub, thanks to John Spurlock.Cross-app comments are now testing in some podcast apps. The podcast:social tag will allow listeners to leave comments on a variety of platforms, some of which may be directly visible within podcast apps. Here is the proposed specification for more. Castamatic 8 is the latest podcast app to include support for the Podcast Index and value4value. It features a “machine-learning auto-leveler”, a silent-skipper, and additional features.   In Podcasting 2.0 this week, Adam Curry and Dave Jones talk to Craig and Matt from Castos. This link in Podfriend will, after opening the player, show you transcripts and podcast chapters using the new podcast namespace (and value4value)Headliner has added auto-posting to YouTube, so you can add your shows there automatically. Videopod is another tool to produce social media videos from podcast audio. It's free, and run by French company Bad Geek.Podcast Guru, one of the top-rated podcast players for Android, is now available on iOS. It includes integration with Podchaser and supports the Podcast Index.Buzzsprout Podcast hosting and a whole lot moreRiverside.FM Podcast recording made simple. The easiest way to record podcasts in studio quality from anywhere.

Speak Like a Leader
State of the Wild with Sharon Guynup

Speak Like a Leader

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 65:51


Sharon Guynup is an award-winning journalist and editor who covers endangered species, ecosystems, climate change, energy, environmental health issues, pollution, national security, and other issues. She's written for National Geographic, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Scientific American, The Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, Mongabay, and other outlets. She speaks on public panels and is a global fellow with the Wilson Center's Environmental Change and Security Program and China Environment Forum.Sharon's investigation for National Geographic into wildlife trafficking from the Tiger Temple in Thailand prompted officials to shut it down and seize the monastery's 147 tigers.Her stories have earned awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, New York City's Deadline Club, and an Arlene Award for “an article that makes a difference” from the American Society of Journalists and Authors.Sharon produces multimedia pieces and has worked on TV and film projects, most recently, National Geographic Channel's 2020-21 TRAFFICKED series. She has edited special issues and articles for outlets including The Conversation and Scientific American and launched the"State of the Wild" book series for the Wildlife Conservation Society.Learn more at SharonGuynup.com. Check out Tigers Forever on Amazon.

the death of a dream.
587 // social ecosystems.

the death of a dream.

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 34:45


Topics of Discussion - The importance of the ability to build - My experience in community college related to building social ecosystems - Building your skillset - challenging your comfort zone Book Launch https://fiveandfive.samcart.com/products/the-death-of-a-dream-book 5 & five Daily Task Planner https://www.amazon.com/five-Planner-Daily-Task-Journal/dp/B097X4R5KW/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=hanna+nuss&qid=1625573369&sr=8-3 Connect https://hannanuss.com/

The Six Five with Patrick Moorhead and Daniel Newman
Talking IBM Post-Kyndryl Spin with IBM's Bob Lord, SVP of Ecosystems - Six Five Insiders

The Six Five with Patrick Moorhead and Daniel Newman

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 24:46


https://newsroom.ibm.com/Bob-Lord https://www.linkedin.com/in/rwlord/ https://twitter.com/rwlord   Introduction of Show   Welcome Guest SVP Bob Lord   While the deal is finally done. It has been a while since the deal was originally announced. Can you provide a quick background on the reason this spin-off became a priority, and how it fits within IBM's transformation and strategy?   From your viewpoint, what should clients expect from IBM now that this deal is done?   What about your massive partner ecosystem?   Give us a bit more clarity on the platform strategy going forward. It seems that the company will consist of software, infrastructure, consulting, and research. How do you connect all of these dots and make sure all stakeholders clearly see the value and opportunity for growth   Conclusion and wrap   Disclaimer: This show is for information and entertainment purposes only. While we will discuss publicly traded companies on this show. The contents of this show should not be taken as investment advice. 

Quirks and Quarks Complete Show from CBC Radio
Whale appetites feed ocean ecosystems, water vapour and climate change, sabre-tooth sociability, shedding light on bioluminescence

Quirks and Quarks Complete Show from CBC Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 54:10


Baleen whales eat much more than we thought — and fertilize the oceans doing it; Understanding the most important greenhouse gas — water vapour; Fossil evidence suggests sabre-tooth cats cared for each other when injured; Deep-sea pioneer looks back on a career chasing light in the deep, dark ocean; Do plants ever mimic other plants?

Curiosity Daily
Jungles' Impact on Climate Change and a Music-Epidemic Link

Curiosity Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 14:47


Learn about the link between music download trends and epidemics; and how losing jungles contributes to climate change.  Music download patterns found to resemble infectious disease epidemic curves by Cameron Duke Rosati, D., Woolhouse, M., Bolker, B., & Earn, D. (2021). Modelling song popularity as a contagious process | Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences. Proceedings of the Royal Society A. https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/10.1098/rspa.2021.0457 Smith, D., & Moore, L. (2020). The SIR Model for Spread of Disease - The Differential Equation Model | Mathematical Association of America. Maa.org. https://www.maa.org/press/periodicals/loci/joma/the-sir-model-for-spread-of-disease-the-differential-equation-model Yirka, B. (2021, September 22). Music download patterns found to resemble infectious disease epidemic curves. Phys.org; Phys.org. https://phys.org/news/2021-09-music-download-patterns-resemble-infectious.html More from archaeologist Patrick Roberts: Pick up "Jungle: How Tropical Forests Shaped the World — and Us": https://www.basicbooks.com/titles/patrick-roberts/jungle/9781541600096/  Website: https://www.patrickjroberts.com/   Follow @palaeotropics on Twitter: https://twitter.com/palaeotropics  Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Sustainable Palm Oil Shopping Guide app: https://www.cmzoo.org/conservation/orangutans-palm-oil/sustainable-palm-oil-shopping-app/  WWF Palm Oil Buyers Scorecard: http://palmoilscorecard.panda.org/  Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to learn something new every day withCody Gough andAshley Hamer. Still curious? Get exclusive science shows, nature documentaries, and more real-life entertainment on discovery+! Go to https://discoveryplus.com/curiosity to start your 7-day free trial. discovery+ is currently only available for US subscribers. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Earth Wise
Marine Heatwaves And Fish | Earth Wise

Earth Wise

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 2:00


Marine heatwaves are periods of abnormally high temperatures in the ocean that can trigger devastating impacts on ecosystems, including coral bleaching, toxic algal blooms, and mass mortality events.  Marine heatwaves can occur in any ocean and in any season.  They are defined based on the differences between actual and expected temperatures for the location and […]

EWN - Engineering With Nature
The Next Generation Makes the Future of EWN Even Brighter

EWN - Engineering With Nature

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 38:19


This episode exemplifies our theme for Season 3 –Creating the Future with EWN. Host Sarah Thorne and Jeff King, Deputy Lead of the Engineering With Nature program at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, are talking with three PhD students who are doing truly groundbreaking work: Matt Chambers from the University of Georgia, Joseph Holway from Arizona State University, and Justine McCann from the University of Oklahoma.   These students represent three of the academic institutions associated with the Network for Engineering With Nature (N-EWN) initiated in October of 2020. Education and research are at the heart of the N-EWN. In this episode, we discuss the journeys of Matt, Justine, and Joseph–how they got interested in environmental science, engineering, natural infrastructure, EWN, and their plans for the future. Their paths have similarities: a personal interest in the environment, early exposure to environmental issues, finding an academic advisor whose interests aligned with their own, and then pursuing a PhD focused on a passion. These students are committed to making a difference.   Joseph describes how, as a child, he fell in love with the Grand Canyon and spent a lot of time there, then spent a semester there as an undergraduate that transformed into a years-long job running around the Grand Canyon doing science. “I was like, wow, you're going to pay me to do these things? I wanted to work towards being more than a lab technician. I met my advisor, Dr. John Sabo, who was doing work in the Mekong River Basin; and now I'm in Cambodia working with fish and looking at how the amount of water and the timing of the water affects a fishery in Southeast Asia on the Mekong River.”   With a background in Mechanical Engineering, Matt struggled to find a long-term path that suited him. He took environmental science courses that aligned with his interest in environmental stewardship. These courses eventually led him to Dr. Brian Bledsoe's lab where he is working on riverine systems and flood management infrastructure using nature-based features. Dr. Bledsoe is the Director of the Institute for Resilient Infrastructure Systems at the University of Georgia. As Matt describes his work, “Utilizing nature-based features that already perform natural processes that manage floodwaters will be one way that we can make those systems more resilient in the face of climate change.”   Justine has a background in geology. A strong field program at Penn State introduced her to the complex problem of mine drainage prevalent in the coal country of Appalachia. After doing some consulting, she found her path forward: “When I heard my current advisor, Dr. Bob Nairn, talking about that at the Geological Society of America meeting, I thought his approach to it was very interesting.  because it's such a low-energy approach to solving such a complex problem. I thought it would be a great fit for me to work on these more innovative strategies.”   When talking about the future, the students focused on the key elements of EWN: using science and engineering to produce operational efficiencies to better understand systems and achieve desired outcomes by leveraging natural processes and working collaboratively with local communities. As Justine puts it, “I think that there's a lot to be said about considering how to work with nature instead of imposing our will on nature. That's a lot of what EWN is about.”   Joseph's vision is for future generations to be able to appreciate rivers as he does: “I want to work in a space where I can ensure that rivers are going to flow as wild and as free as possible, but it's kind of balancing all of the services that rivers provide. In places where there's going to be dams, we can manage them in ways that are least to people downstream, whether it's fishing for livelihoods or recreating on boats.” Joseph is also dedicated to sharing his knowledge and passion by mentoring and teaching future scientists through the NexGen Mekong Scientists program. Through this program, Arizona State University and the U.S. Department of State partner to build a network of young scientists in Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam. Joseph says it is a two-way street: “As much as I'm able to provide, I feel like I'm getting more back from the folks that are here. There's a tremendous amount of knowledge that each individual person that I work with in Cambodia has.”   Matt adds that, even as grad students, they can help dispel uncertainties around the application of nature-based solutions through the research projects they are working on. “Then maybe we can get to a place where this is commonplace for engineers, for general engineering practice. I think that would be a big step forward in a transition to a more environmentally sustainable world.” Jeff agrees: “As a graduate student, you may feel sometimes like you're not quite ready or in a position to be able to communicate information about your work and why it's important because you're so relatively new in that career track. But that's just not true. You've got very important messages to share, and you need to be finding those opportunities to get out there and tell people your story.”   November 8 is STEM and STEAM Day, which stands for science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics. The purpose is to inspire students. Joseph, Justine, and Matt offered advice to future students, assuring them that there's no one path; take your time; you don't have to have it all figured out right now; and above all, follow your passion. As Joseph says, “I wish I'd have learned in grade school that we know so little. There's so much exploration that's out there to be discovered. Let your curiosities run wild, dream big and most importantly, embrace, celebrate, and lean into your failures.” Justine adds, “Follow what you're actually concerned about, like climate change, and put your energy into working on solutions.”    Matt directed his advice to parents: “Take your kids outside. Go somewhere wild and with some acreage and try to open their mind to ideas in science and environmental stewardship. Do everything you can to set them up for an organic experience of total and complete awe with the natural world.”   Jeff wraps up the episode by sharing his excitement for the future: “We are in good hands with this next generation. I feel so good about the passion, the intensity, and the intellect that students—not only the three that we have here today, but students around the globe—are going to bring to this space and help us overcome all the challenges that we have in front of us today.”   Related Links EWN Website ERDC Website Jeff King at LinkedIn Jeff King at EWN Network of Engineering With Nature University of Georgia, Institute for Resilient Infrastructure Systems Brian Bledsoe at UGA University of Oklahoma Center for Restoration of Ecosystems and Watersheds Robert Nairn (thesis advisor for Justine McCann) John Sebo, Audacious Water (thesis advisor for Joseph Holway) NexGen Mekong Scientists Royal University of Agriculture STEM and STEAM at Wikepedia USACE National STEM Awareness Program STEM/STEAM Day   EWN Podcast S1E10 Collaborating with Academia to Create EWN-Focused Scientists and Engineers EWN Podcast S3E2: Considering and Evaluating the Benefits of Natural Infrastructure

ATTRA - Sustainable Agriculture
The Past, Present, and Future of the Early Snyder Farm

ATTRA - Sustainable Agriculture

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 43:55


Jane Harrod and her family operate a multi-generational farm in Clays Ferry, Kentucky. In this episode of Voices from the Field, NCAT specialist Mike Lewis sits down with Jane to talk about the history of her family land and how a highway divided the land and changed the farm's economic outlook.A well-known Kentucky native-species specialist, Jane talks about her family's vision for the future of their farm using an ecologically driven decision-making process. An early adopter of hemp production in Kentucky, Jane also discusses some of the challenges and successes she has had producing this crop. Related ATTRA Resources: Agroforestry: An Overview Organic Farming Other Resources Early Bird CDB Contact Mike Lewis via email at mikel@ncat.org. Please complete a brief survey to let us know your thoughts about the content of this podcast. Please call ATTRA with any and all of your sustainable agriculture questions at 800-346-9140 or e-mail us at askanag@ncat.org. Our two dozen specialists can help you with a vast array of topics, everything from farm planning to pest management, from produce to livestock, and soils to aquaculture. You can get in touch with NCAT/ATTRA specialists and find our other extensive, and free, sustainable-agriculture publications, webinars, videos, and other resources at NCAT/ATTRA's website. You also can stay in touch with NCAT at its Facebook page. Keep up with NCAT/ATTRA's SIFT farm at its website. Also check out NCAT's Regional Offices' websites and Facebook Pages! Southwest Regional Office: Website / Facebook Western Regional Office: Website / Facebook Rocky Mountain West Regional Office: Facebook Gulf States Regional Office: Website / Facebook Southeast Regional Office: Website / Facebook Northeast Regional Office: Website / Facebook

Go To Market Grit
CEO Relativity, Mike Gamson: Fueling the Next Technology Ecosystems

Go To Market Grit

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 56:44


Mike Gamson, CEO of Relativity, has joined the show this week to provide his take on leadership, sales, and the evolution of his career leading up to Relativity. Mike's path into becoming a CEO is a varied one and his diverse range of experiences has helped him hone in on essential insights, which he very humbly shares. With a background in liberal arts, Mike has an interesting story about how he became a leader in the world of sales and technology. It all began when he made the decision to move to Costa Rica after an epic surfing trip along the coasts of South America. At one point, he faced a crossroads and had to decide between staying in Costa Rica or going back home. He chose the former and opened his own burrito shop. Afterward, Mike served as Advent's head of product development, which set the stage for the rest of his career.In this episode, Mike walks through the transitions in his career and shares why he was initially hesitant to join LinkedIn. He also talks about the crucial leadership skills and values he gained at LinkedIn under Jeff Weiner's tutelage and dives into Relativity, Chicago's “best-kept secret,” and the exciting innovations that Relativity is bringing on board. In this episode, we cover:  Mike's fascinating professional journey leading up to LinkedIn; from turning down Goldman Sachs to opening his own burrito shop in Costa Rica - and he and Joubin discover some of the striking similarities they share. (02:03) The evolution of Mike's role at LinkedIn - and what factored into his decision to come on as an individual contributor. (9:47) The challenges LinkedIn faced in its early stages, as leadership navigated the company's identity - and how the question, “what kind of leader do you aspire to be?” helped Mike tap into his core leadership principles. (15:37) Mike recounts moments when he was challenged to make decisions to preserve LinkedIn's values as he grew into his sales leadership role - and how Jeff Weiner's coaching gave him a more compassionate understanding of how to do business more broadly. (21:17) Why Relativity was the “best-kept secret in Chicago” - and why Mike feels passionate about leveraging tech companies to build ecosystems within their communities. (28:04) Mike's views on investing in companies full-time and how his love for learning plays a role in his decision - and more on his transition to CEO of Relativity and how he gained his footing. (33:37) A look at Mike's life as CEO: what he factors into his daily decisions, lessons learned, and his advice to those who are thinking of the next layer up job. (40:34) Mike elaborates on philosophies that he lives by, including his stance on hiring talent, why “yet” is the most powerful word in the English language, the power of being here by choice, and more. (45:21) Joubin and Mike discuss three important leadership traits - and the importance of asserting agency over your time to create a personal life harmony. (50:33) Links: Connect with Mike LinkedIn Relativity Connect with Joubin Twitter LinkedIn Email: gtmg@kleinerperkins.com  Learn more about Kleiner Perkins

So Much Pingle
Episode 50: Herp Science Sunday with Dr. Alex Krohn

So Much Pingle

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2021 69:13


Hello everyone, I hope you all remain safe and healthy out there, and welcome to Episode Fifty!  Yay!  It feels good to make it to half-a-hundred shows.  It's a nice milestone to reach!.  And this episode features another installment of Herp Science Sunday with Dr. Alex Krohn, and I'm very excited about that and I hope you are too. Patrons!  I want to give a shout-out to Peter Berg for his one-time contribution.  Thanks Pete!  And thanks as always to all of the folks who help keep the show going and to reach fifty episodes!. To others in the listening audience, if you like the show, please consider supporting it via the So Much Pingle Patreon page. You can also support the show via one-time contributions via PayPal or Venmo (please contact me via email to somuchpingle@gmail.com). I'm excited to put out another installment of Herp Science Sunday, as I received some encouraging feedback and comments about the first show Alex and I did.  Plus I just enjoy talking to Alex, his enthusiasm is contagious and I love hearing his perspective on all things herpetological.  We will be talking once again about two different papers, but the conversation also veers off on an unexpected and totally cool tangent and I will attempt to tie it all up in a neat and tidy package in the epilog after our conversation. First paper up for discussion: Bromeliad Sampling: A Passive Technique for Arboreal Amphibians across Ecosystems in the Neotropics Yonatan Aguilar-Cruz, Marıa de los Angeles Arenas-Cruz, Leticia M. Ochoa-Ochoa, and Gerhard Zotz Ichthyology & Herpetology 109, No. 1, 2021, 211–218 Second paper: Frequency modulation of rattlesnake acoustic display affects acoustic distance perception in humans Michael Forsthofer, Michael Schutte, Harald Luksch, Tobias Kohl, Lutz Wiegrebe, Boris P. Chagnaud Current Biology 31, 1–6, October 11 2021 For this rattlesnake acoustics paper, be sure to check out the associated YouTube video that provides insight into how the experiments were run. Bonus paper! Homoplasy: The Result of Natural Selection, or Evidence of Design Limitations? David B. Wake The American Naturalist, Vol. 138, No. 3 (Sep., 1991), pp. 543-567 (see page 560 for miniaturization discussion) You can get all three papers from the SciHub repository, or you can drop me an email and I will send you a PDF. And as always, thanks for listening everyone!  Please keep the comments and suggestions coming, and please take time to rate the show on your podcast platform! The show email is somuchpingle@gmail.com, and there's also a So Much Pingle group on Facebook, for discussion, comments, feedback, suggestions, how to see your own genome using this one weird trick, herp confessions, tips for herping better, etc. Cheers!  Mike    

The Urban Farm Podcast with Greg Peterson
640: Edible Ecosystems in a Nutshell

The Urban Farm Podcast with Greg Peterson

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 47:23


Focusing on Leveraging Micro Landscapes into Ecosystem Changes. In This Podcast: Zach Loeks encourages each of us to transform our human habitat by focusing on one small section of landscape at a time.  He believes that changes are most successful when they are manageable, and he reminds us that positive change will naturally grow and spread.  Zach paints a beautiful picture of “edible biodiversity” and then shares some manageable, specific changes that will move us toward that goal.  Don't miss an episode!visit UrbanFarm.Org/podcast   Zach is an educator, designer and grower who specializes in Edible Eco-system Design through landscaping and education. He manages an award-winning farm with diversified food forest products, heirloom garlic, and a hardy tree nursery.  He is also the director of the Ecosystem Solution Institute, which is dedicated to the education, propagation and inspiration of ecosystem solutions for land use transition. The Institute oversees pathbreaking education sites, including an Edible Biodiversity Conservation Area near Ottawa, Ontario and a suburban food forest in Winnipeg, Manitoba.  And he is the author of several books including The Permaculture Market Garden, and The Edible Ecosystem Solution.   Visit www.UrbanFarm.org/ecosystemu for the show notes on this episode, and access to our full podcast library! Edible Ecosystems In a Nutshell.