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ArmaniTalks Podcast
The Evolving Communicator

ArmaniTalks Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 6:56


Changing with the times is the key to leveling up as a person. And it's no different with communication skills. if you are someone who is not evolving as a communicator, then chances are that a lot of opportunities are being lost. And losing opportunities is a way to lose happiness. In this episode, I talk about a strategic way to become a better communicator. Rather than pinning analog and digital against each other, it's wise to leverage both. For more practical insights into communication skills, be sure to sign up for the ArmaniTakls Free Daily Newsletter:

Spirit School
Lecture Series: Evolving Spiritual Philosophies IGTV

Spirit School

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 47:40


Lecture Series: Evolving Spiritual Philosophies from IGTV This episode is from the Spirit School Lecture Series that highlights my live teachings in the areas of mediumship, spiritual and personal development, entrepreneurship and quality of life.  Today's episode about evolving spiritual philosophies is from an IGTV video in February 2022.  This live video was from a time when I was struggling emotionally, physically and spiritually and I feel that it will likely resonate with many of you at this time as well. I then shared about changing my spiritual beliefs through experiences.  Some of the main points from the episode are: Finding mediumship when I was searching for what happens to people who were not good people in this lifetime when they pass At age 17, I found Sylvia Brown's work and read all of her books, taking them as truth I became a paranormal investigator and that was my spirituality at the time Beginning my mediumship journey at 31, my experiences did not reflect her beliefs I had a mentor who taught us to seek answers ourselves from spirit My experiences with people who crossed themselves over was not the harsh reality Sylvia described I teach from my experiences in the current moment and they change as I grow and evolve over time I am also open to expanding on what I bring into my healing journey When we sign up for a spiritual path, we have to grow and evolve When some popular figures went born again Christian, my guides said that people serving out of integrity are redirected to a different way of being We choose our beliefs  You will always end up where you're meant to be, you may just have different stories depending on your choices I don't do psychic readings because it feels like taking away free will My public speaking coach helped me connect to my feminine energy through my authentic voice The colour red is has archetypal feminine energy I am finally starting to share my beliefs on things I'm passionate about You have to put yourself out there before your ready to not get stuck in fear I have healers to support me with energetic cleansing and cord cutting We all have blind spots as lightworkers Envy is being expanded by what someone else has I do not believe in triggering people intentionally and am getting certified in trauma informed practices Emotions get stored in our bodies and we aren't taught to process them We can be multifaceted in our offerings with multiple modalities I am working towards finding unconditional power To learn about a philosophy, I put it out to spirit to direct me to answers  

Screaming in the Cloud
Stepping Onto the AWS Commerce Platform with James Greenfield

Screaming in the Cloud

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 45:23


About JamesJames has been part of AWS for over 15 years. During that time he's led software engineering for Amazon EC2 and more recently leads the AWS Commerce Platform group that runs some of the largest systems in the world, handling volumes of data and request rates that would make your eyes water. And AWS customers trust us to be right all the time so there's no room for error.Links Referenced:Email: jamesg@amazon.comTranscriptAnnouncer: Hello, and welcome to Screaming in the Cloud with your host, Chief Cloud Economist at The Duckbill Group, Corey Quinn. This weekly show features conversations with people doing interesting work in the world of cloud, thoughtful commentary on the state of the technical world, and ridiculous titles for which Corey refuses to apologize. This is Screaming in the Cloud.Corey: This episode is sponsored in part by our friends at Vultr. 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My thanks to them for sponsoring this ridiculous podcast.Corey: Finding skilled DevOps engineers is a pain in the neck! And if you need to deploy a secure and compliant application to AWS, forgettaboutit! But that's where DuploCloud can help. Their comprehensive no-code/low-code software platform guarantees a secure and compliant infrastructure in as little as two weeks, while automating the full DevSecOps lifestyle. Get started with DevOps-as-a-Service from DuploCloud so that your cloud configurations are done right the first time. Tell them I sent you and your first two months are free. To learn more visit: snark.cloud/duplo. Thats's snark.cloud/D-U-P-L-O-C-L-O-U-D. Corey: Welcome to Screaming in the Cloud. I'm Corey Quinn. And I've been angling to get someone from a particular department at AWS on this show for nearly its entire run. If you were to find yourself in an Amazon building and wander through the various dungeons and boiler rooms and subterranean basements—I presume; I haven't seen nearly as many of you inside of those buildings as people might think—you pass interesting departments labeled things like ‘Spline Reticulation,' or whatnot. And then you come to a very particular group called Commerce Platform.Now, I'm not generally one to tell other people's stories for them. My guest today is James Greenfield, the VP of Commerce Platform at AWS. James, thank you for joining me and suffering the slings and arrows I will no doubt be hurling at you.James: Thanks for having me. I'm looking forward to it.Corey: So, let's start at the very beginning—because I guarantee you, you're going to do a better job of giving the chapter and verse answer than I would from a background mired deeply in snark—what is Commerce Platform? It sounds almost like it's the retail website that sells socks, books, and underpants.James: So, Commerce Platform actually spans a bunch of different things. And so, I'm going to try not to bore you with a laundry list of all of the things that we do—it's a much longer list than most people assume even internal to AWS—at its core, Commerce Platform owns all of the infrastructure and processes and software that takes the fact that you've been running an EC2 instance, or you're storing an object in S3 for some period of time, and turns it into a number at the end of the month. That is what you asked for that service and then proceeds to try to give you as many ways to pay us as easily as possible. There are a few other bits in there that are maybe less obvious. One is we're also responsible for protecting the platform and our customers from fraudulent activity. And then we're also responsible for helping collect all of the data that we need for internal reporting to support some of the back-ends services that a business needs to do things like revenue recognition and general financial reporting.Corey: One of the interesting aspects about the billing system is just how deeply it permeates everything that happens within AWS. I frequently say that when it comes to cloud, cost and architecture are foundationally and fundamentally the same exact thing. If your entire service goes down, a few interesting things happen. One, I don't believe a single customer is going to complain other than maybe a few accountants here and there because the books aren't reconciling, but also you've removed a whole bunch of constraints around why things are the way that they are. Like, what is the most efficient way to run this workload?Well, if all the computers suddenly become free, I don't really care about efficiency, so much is, “Oh, hey. There's a fly, what do I have as a flyswatter? That's right, I'm going to drop a building on it.” And those constraints breed almost everything. I've said, for example, that S3 has infinite storage because it does.They can add drives faster than we're able to fill them—at least historically; they added some more replication services—but they're going to be able to buy hard drives faster than the rest of us are going to be able to stretch our budgets. If that constraint of the budget falls away, all bets are really off, and more or less, we're talking about the destruction of the cloud as a viable business entity. No pressure or anything.James: [laugh].Corey: You're also a recent transplant into AWS billing as a whole, Commerce Platform in general. You spent 15 years at the company, the vast majority of that over an EC2. So, either it was you've been exiled to a basically digital Siberia or it was one of those, “Okay, keeping all the EC2 servers up, this is easy. I don't see what people stress about.” And they say, “Oh, ho ho, try this instead.” How did you find yourself migrating over to the Commerce Platform?James: That's actually one I've had a lot from folks that I've worked with. You're right, I spent the first 15 or so years of my career at AWS in EC2, responsible for various things over there. And when the leadership role in Commerce Platform opened up, the timing was fortuitous, and part of it, I was in the process of relocating my family. We moved to Vancouver in the middle of last year. And we had an opening in the role and started talking about, potentially, me stepping into that role.The reason that I took it—there's a few reasons, but the primary reason is that if I look back over my career, I've kind of naturally gravitated towards owning things where people only really remember that they exist when they're not working. And for some reason, you know, I enjoy the opportunity to try to keep those kinds of services ticking over to the point where people don't notice them. And so, Commerce Platform lands squarely in that space. I've always been attracted to opportunities to have an impact, and it's hard to imagine having much more of an impact than in the Commerce Platform space. It underpins everything, as you said earlier.Every single one of our customers depends on the service, whether they think about it or realize it. Every single service that we offer to customers depends on us. And so, that really is the sort of nexus within AWS. And I'm a platform guy, I've always been a platform guy. I like the force multiplier nature of platforms, and so Commerce Platform, you know, as I kind of thought through all of those elements, really was a great opportunity to step in.And I think there's something to be said for, I've been a customer of Commerce Platform internally for a long time. And so, a chance to cross over and be on the other side of that was something that I didn't want to pass up. And so, you know, I'm digging in, and learning quickly, ramping up. By no means an expert, very dependent on a very smart, talented, committed group of people within the team. That's kind of the long and short of how and why.Corey: Let's say that I am taking on the role of an AWS product team, for the sake of argument. I know, keep the cringe down for a second, as far as oh, God, the wince is just inevitable when the idea of me working there ever comes up to anyone. But I have an idea for a service—obviously, it runs containers, and maybe it does some other things as well—going from idea to six-pager to MVP to barely better than MVP day-one launch, and at some point, various things happen to that service. It gets staff with a team, objectives and a roadmap get built, a P&L and budget, and a pricing model and the rest. One the last thing that happens, apparently, is someone picks the worst name off of a list of candidates, slaps it on the product, and ships it off there.At what point does the billing system and figuring out the pricing dimensions for a given service tend to factor in? Is that a last-minute story? Is that almost from the beginning? Where along that journey does, “Oh, by the way, we're building this thing. Maybe we should figure out, I don't know, how to make money from it.” Factor into the conversation?James: There are two parts to that answer. Pretty early on as we're trying to define what that service is going to look like, we're already typically thinking about what are the dimensions that we might charge along. The actual pricing discussions typically happen fairly late, but identifying those dimensions and, sort of, the right way to present it to customers happens pretty early on. The thing that doesn't happen early enough is actually pulling the Commerce Platform team in. but it is something that we're going to work this year to try to get a little bit more in front of.Corey: Have you found historically that you have a pretty good idea of how a service is going to be priced, everything is mostly thought through, a service goes to either private preview or you're discussing about a launch, and then more or less, I don't know, someone like me crops up with a, “Hey, yeah, let's disregard 90% of what the service does because I see a way to misuse the remaining 10% of it as a database.” And you run some mental math and realize, “Huh. We're suddenly giving, like, eight petabytes of storage per customer away for free. Maybe we should guard against that because otherwise, it's rife with misuse.” It used to be that I could find interesting ways to sneak through the cracks of various services—usually in pursuit of a laugh—those are getting relatively hard to come by and invariably a lot more trouble than they're worth. Is that just better comprehensive diligence internally, is that learning from customers, or am I just bad at this?James: No, I mean, what you're describing is almost a variant of the Defender's Dilemma. They are way more ways to abuse something than you can imagine, and so defending against that is pretty challenging. And it's important because, you know, if you turn the economics of something upside down, then it just becomes harder for us to offer it to customers who want to use it legitimately. I would say 90% of that improvement is us learning. We make plenty of mistakes, but I think, you know, one of the things that I've always been impressed by over my time here is how intentional we are trying to learn from those mistakes.And so, I think that's what you're seeing there. And then we try very hard to listen to customers, talk to folks like you, because one of the best ways to tackle anything it smells of the Defender's Dilemma is to harness that collective creativity of a large number of smart people because you really are trying to cover as much ground as possible.Corey: There was a fun joke going around a while back of what is the most expensive environment you can get running on a free tier account before someone from AWS steps in, and I think I got it to something like half a billion dollars in the first month. Now, I haven't actually tested this for reasons that mostly have to do with being relatively poor compared to, you know, being able to buy Guam. And understanding as well the fraud protections built into something like AWS are largely built around defending against getting service usage for free that in some way, shape or form, benefits the attacker. The easy example of that would be mining cryptocurrency, which is just super-economic as long as you use someone else's AWS account to do it. Whereas a lot of my vectors are, “Yeah, ignore all of that. How do I just make the bill artificially high? What can I do to misuse data transfer? And passing a single gigabyte through, how much can I make that per gigabyte cost be?” And, “Oh, circular replication and the Lambda invokes itself pattern,” and basically every bad architectural decision you can possibly make only this time, it's intentional.And that shines some really interesting light on it. And I have to give credit where due, a lot of that didn't come from just me sitting here being sick and twisted nearly so much as it did having seen examples of that type of misconfiguration—by mistake—in a variety of customer accounts, most confidently my own because it turns out that the way I learn things is by screwing them up first.James: Yeah, you've touched on a couple of different things in there. So, you know, maybe the first one is, I typically try to draw a line between fraud and abuse. And fraud is essentially trying to spend somebody else's money to get something for free. And we spent a lot of time trying to shut that down, and we're getting really good at catching it. And then abuse is either intentional or unintentional. There's intentional abuse: You find a chink in our armor and you try to take advantage of it.But much more commonly is unintentional abuse. It's not really abuse, you know. Abuse has very negative connotations, but it's unintentionally setting something up so that you run up a much larger bill than you intended. And we have a number of different internal efforts, and we're working on a bunch more this year, to try to catch those early on because one of my personal goals is to minimize the frequency with which we surprise customers. And the least favorite kind of surprise for customers is a [laugh] large bill. And so, what you're talking about there is, in a sufficiently complex system, there's always going to be weaknesses and ways to get yourself tied up in knots.We're trying both at the service team level, but also within my teams to try to find ways to make it as hard as possible to accidentally do that to yourself and then catch when you do so that we can stop it. And even more on the intentional abuse side of things, if somebody's found a way to do something that's problematic for our services, then you know, that's pretty much on us. But we will often reach out and engage with whoever's doing and try to understand what they're trying to do and why. Because often, somebody's trying to do something legitimate, they've got a problem to solve, they found a creative way to solve it, and it may put strain on the service because it's just not something we designed for, and so we'll try to work with them to use that to feed into either new services, or find a better place for that workload, or just bolster what they're using. And maybe that's something that eventually becomes a fully-fledged feature that we offer the customers. We're always open to learning from our customers. They have found far more creative ways to get really cool things done with our services than we've ever imagined. And that's true today.Corey: I mean, most of my service criticisms come down to the fact that you have more-or-less built a very late model, high performing iPad, and I'm out there complaining about, “What a shitty hammer this thing is, it barely works at all, and then it breaks in my hand. What gives?” I would also challenge something you said a minute ago that the worst day for some customers is to get a giant surprise bill, but [unintelligible 00:13:53] to that is, yeah, but, on some level, that kind of only money; you do have levers on your side to fix those issues. A worse scenario is you have a customer that exhibits fraud-like behavior, they're suddenly using far more resources than they ever did before, so let's go ahead and turn them off or throttle them significantly, and you call them up to tell them you saved them some money, and, “Our Superbowl ad ran. What exactly do you think you're doing?” Because they don't get a second bite at that kind of Apple.So, there's a parallel on both sides of this. And those are just two examples. The world is full of nuances, and at the scale that you folks operate at. The one-in-a-million events happen multiple times a second, the corner cases become common cases, and I'm surprised—to be direct—how little I see you folks dropping the ball.James: Credit to all of the teams. I think our secret sauce, if anything, really does come down to our people. Like, a huge amount of what you see as hopefully relatively consistent, good execution comes down to people behind the scenes making sure. You know, like, some of it is software that we built and made sure it's robust and tested to scale, but there's always an element of people behind the scenes, when you hit those edge cases or something doesn't quite go the way that you planned, making sure that things run smoothly. And that, if anything, is something that I'm immensely proud of and is kind of amazing to watch from the inside.Corey: And, on some level, it's the small errors that are the bigger concern than the big ones. Back a couple years ago, when they announced GP3 volumes at re:Invent, well, great, well spin up a test volume and kick the tires on it for an hour. And I think it was 80 or 100 gigs or whatnot, and the next day in the bill, it showed up as about $5,000. And it was, “Okay, that's not great. Not great at all.” And it turned out that it was a mispricing error by I think a factor of a million.And okay, at least it stood out. But there are scenarios where we were prepared to pay it because, oops, you got one over on us. Good job. That's never been the mindset I've gotten about AWS's philosophy for pricing. The better example that I love because no one took it seriously, was a few years before that when there was a LightSail bug in the billing system, and it made the papers because people suddenly found that for their LightSail instance, they were getting predicted bills of $4 billion.And the way I see it, you really only had to make that work once and then you've made your numbers for the year, so why not? Someone's going to pay for it, probably. But that was such out-of-the-world numbers that no one saw that and ever thought it was anything other than a bug. It's the small pernicious things that creep in. Because the billing system is vast; I had no idea when I started working with AWS bills just how complicated it really was.James: Yeah, I remember both of those, and there's something in there that you touched on that I think is really important. That's something that I realized pretty early on at Amazon, and it's why customer obsession is our flagship leadership principle. It's not because it's love and butterflies and unicorns; customer obsession is key to us because that's how you build a long-term sustainable business is your customers depend on you. And it drives how we think about everything that we do. And in the billing space, small errors, even if there are small errors in the customer's favor, slowly erode that trust.So, we take any kind of error really seriously and we try to figure out how we can make sure that it doesn't happen again. We don't always get that right. As you said, we've built an enormous, super-complex business to growing really quickly, and really quick growth like that always acts as kind of a multiplier on top of complexity. And on the pricing points, we're managing millions of pricing points at the moment.And our tools that we use internally, there's always room for improvement. It's a huge area of focus for us. We're in the beginning of looking at applying things like formal methods to make sure that we can make very hard guarantees about the correctness of some of those. But at the end of the day, people are plugging numbers in and you need as many belts and braces as possible to make sure that you don't make mistakes there.Corey: One of the things that struck me by surprise when I first started getting deep into this space was the fact that the finalized bill was—what does it mean to have this be ‘finalized?' It can hit the Cost and Usage Report in an S3 bucket and it can change retroactively after the month closed periodically. And that's when I started to have an inkling of a few things: Not just the sheer scale and complexity inherent to something like the billing system that touches everything, but the sheer data retention stories where you clearly have to be able to go back and reconstruct a bill from the raw data years ago. And I know what the output of all of those things are in the form of Cost and Usage Reports and the billing data from our client accounts—which is the single largest expense in all of our AWS accounts; we spent thousands and thousands and thousands of dollars a year just on storing all of that data, let alone the processing piece of it—the sheer scale is staggering. I used to wonder why does it take you a day to record me using something to it's showing up in the bill? And the more I learned the more it became a how can you do that in only a day?James: Yes, the scale is actually mind-boggling. I'm pretty sure that the core of our billing system is—I'm reasonably confident it's the largest or one of the largest data processing systems on the planet. I remember pretty early on when I joined Commerce Platform and was still starting to wrap my head around some of these things, Googling the definition of quadrillion because we measured the number of metering events, which is how we record usage in services, on a daily basis in the quadrillions, which is a billion billions. So, it's just an absolutely staggering number. And so, the scale here is just out of this world.That's saying something because it's not like other services across AWS are small in their own right. But I'm still reasonably sure that being one of a handful of services that is kind of at the nexus of AWS and kind of deals with the aggregate of AWS's scale, this is probably one of the biggest systems on the planet. And that shows up in all sorts of places. You start with that input, just the sheer volume of metering events, but that has to produce as an output pretty fine-grained line item detailed information, which ultimately rolls up into the total that a customer will see in their bill. But we have a number of different systems further down the pipeline that try to do things like analyze your usage, make sensible recommendations, look for opportunities to improve your efficiency, give you the ability to slice and dice your data and allocate it out to different parts of your business in whatever way it makes sense for your business. And so, those systems have to deal with anywhere from millions to billions to recently, we were talking about trillions of data points themselves. And so, I was tangentially aware of some of the scale of this, but being in the thick of it having joined the team really just does underscore just how vast the systems are.Corey: I think it's, on some level, more than a little unfortunate that that story isn't being more widely told, more frequently. Because when Commerce Platform has job postings that are available on the website, you read it and it's very vague. It doesn't tend to give hard numbers about a lot of these things, and people who don't play in these waters can easily be forgiven for thinking the way that you folks do your job is you fire up one of those 24 terabyte of RAM instances that—you know, those monstrous things that you folks offer—and what do you do next? Well, Microsoft Excel. We have a special high memory version that we've done some horse-trading with our friends over at Microsoft for.It's, yeah, you're several steps beyond that, at this point. It's a challenging problem that every one of your customers has to deal with, on some level, as well. But we're only dealing with the output of a lot of the processing that you folks are doing first.James: You're exactly right. And a big focus for some of my teams is figuring out how to help customers deal with that output. Because even if you're talking about couple of orders of magnitude reduction, you're still talking about very large numbers there. So, to help customers make sense of that, we have a range of tools that exist, we're investing in.There's another dimension of complexity in the space that I think is one that's also very easy to miss. And I think of it as arbitrary complexity. And it's arbitrary because some of the rules that we have to box within here are driven by legislative changes. As you operate more and more countries around the world, you want to make sure that we're tax compliant, that we help our customers be tax compliant. Those rules evolve pretty rapidly, and Country A may sit next to Country B, but that doesn't mean that they're talking to one another. They've all got their own ideas. They're trying to accomplish r—00:22:47Corey: A company is picking up and relocating from India to Germany. How do we—James: Exactly.Corey: —change that on the AWS side and the rest? And it's, “Hoo boy, have you considered burning it all down and filing an insurance claim to start over?” And, like, there's a lot of complexity buried underneath that that just doesn't rise to the notice of 99% of your customers.James: And the fact that it doesn't rise to the notice is something that we strive for. Like, these shouldn't be things that customers have to worry about. Because it really is about clearing away the things that, as far as possible, you don't want to have to spend time thinking about so that you can focus on the thing that your business does that differentiates you. It's getting rid of that undifferentiated heavy lifting. And there's a ton of that in this space, and if you're blissfully unaware of it, then hopefully that means that we're doing our job.Corey: What I'm, I think, the most surprised about, and I have been for a long time. And please don't take this as an insult to various other folks—engineers, the rest, not just in other parts of AWS but throughout the other industry—but talking to the people who work within Commerce Platform has always been just a fantastic experience. The caliber of people that you have managed to attract and largely retain—we don't own people, they do matriculate out eventually—but the caliber of people that you've retained on your teams has just been out of this world. And at first, I wondered, why are these awesome people working on something as boring and prosaic as billing? And then I started learning a little bit more as I went, and, “Oh, wow. How did they learn all the stuff that they have to hold in their head in tension at once to be able to build things like this?” It's incredibly inspiring just watching the caliber of the people that you've been able to bring in.James: I've been really, really excited joining this team, as I've gotten other folks on the team because there's some super-smart people here. But what's really jumped out to me is how committed the team is. This is, for the most part, a team that has been in the space for many years. Many of them have—we talk about boomerangs, folks who live AWS, go spend some time somewhere else and come back and there's a surprisingly high proportion of folks in Commerce Platform who have spent time somewhere else and then come back because they enjoy the space, they find that challenging, folks are attracted to the ability to have an impact because it is so foundational. But yeah, there's a super-committed core to this team. And I really enjoy working with teams where you've got that because then you really can take the long view and build something great. And I think we have tons of opportunities to do that here.Corey: It sounds ridiculous, but I've reached out to team members before to explain two-cent variances in my bill, and never once have I been confronted with a, “It's two cents. What do you care?” They understand the requirement that these things be accurate, not just, “Eh, take our word for it.” And also, frankly, they understand that two cents on a $20 bill looks a little different on a $20 million bill. So yeah, let us figure out if this is systemic or something I have managed to break.It turns out the Cost and Usage Report processing systems don't love it when there's a cost allocation tag whose name contains an emoji. Who knew? It's the little things in life that just have this fun way of breaking when you least expect it.James: They're also a surprisingly interesting problem. So like, it turns out something as simple as rounding numbers consistently across a distributed system at this scale, is a non-trivial problem. And if you don't, then you do get small seventh or eighth decimal place differences that add up to something that then shows up as a two-cent difference somewhere. And so, there's some really, really interesting problems in the space. And I think the team often takes these kinds of things as a personal challenge. It should be correct, and it's not, so we should go make sure it is correct. The interesting problems abound here, but at the end of the day, it's the kind of thing that any engineering team wants to go and make sure it's correct because they know that it can be.Corey: This episode is sponsored in parts by our friend EnterpriseDB. EnterpriseDB has been powering enterprise applications with PostgreSQL for 15 years. And now EnterpriseDB has you covered wherever you deploy PostgreSQL on premises, private cloud, and they just announced a fully managed service on AWS and Azure called BigAnimal, all one word. Don't leave managing your database to your cloud vendor because they're too busy launching another half dozen manage databases to focus on any one of them that they didn't build themselves. Instead, work with the experts over at EnterpriseDB. They can save you time and money, they can even help you migrate legacy applications, including Oracle, to the cloud.To learn more, try BigAnimal for free. Go to biganimal.com/snark, and tell them Corey sent you.Corey: On the one hand, I love people who just round and estimate—we all do that, let's be clear; I sit there and I back-of-the-envelope everything first. But then I look at some of your pricing pages and I count the digits after the zeros. Like, you're talking about trillionths of a dollar on some of your pricing points. And you add it up in the course of a given hour and it's like, oh, it's $250 a month, most months. And it's you work backwards to way more decimal places of precision than is required, sometimes.I'm also a personal fan of the bill that counts, for example, number of Route 53 zones. Great. And it counts them to four decimal places of precision. Like, I don't even know what half of it Route 53 zone is at this point, let alone something to, like, ah the 1,000th of the zone is going to cause this. It's all an artifact of what the underlying systems are.Can you by any chance shed a little light on what the evolution of those systems has been over a period of time? I have to imagine that anything you built in the early days, 16 years ago or so from the time of this recording when S3 launched to general availability, you probably didn't have to worry about this scope and scale of what you do, now. In fact, I suspect if you tried to funnel this volume through S3 back then, the whole thing would have collapsed under its own weight. What's evolved over the time that you had the billing system there? Because changes come slowly to your environment. And frankly, I appreciate that as a customer. I don't like surprising people in finance.James: Yeah, you're totally right. So, I joined the EC2 team as an engineer myself, some 16 years ago, and the very first thing that I did was our billing integration. And so, my relationship with the Commerce Platform organization—what was the billing team way back when—it goes back over my entire career at AWS. And at the time, the billing team was similar, you know, [unintelligible 00:28:34] eight people. And that was everything. There was none of the scale and complexity; it was all one system.And much like many of our biggest, oldest services—EC2 is very similar, S3 is as well—there's been significant growth over the last decade-and-a-half. A lot of that growth has been rapid, and rapid growth presents its own challenges. And you live with decisions that you make early on that you didn't realize were significant decisions that have pretty deep implications 15 years later. We're still working through some of those; they present their own challenges. Evolving an existing system to keep up with the growth of business and a customer base that's as varied and complex as ours is always challenging.And also harder but I also think more fun than a clean sheet redo at this point. Like, that's a great thought exercise for, well, if we got to do this again today, what would we do now that we've learned so much over the last 15 years? But there's this—I find it personally fascinating challenge with evolving a live system where it's like, “No, no, like, things exist, so how do we go from there to where we want to be next?”Corey: Turn the billing system off for 18 months, rebuild—James: Yeah. [laugh].Corey: The whole thing from first principles. Light it up. I'm sure you'd have a much better billing system, and also not a company left anymore.James: [laugh]. Exactly, exactly. I've always enjoyed that challenge. You know, even prior to AWS, my previous careers have involved similar kinds of constraints where you've got a live system, or you've got an existing—in the one case, it was an existing SDK that was deployed to tens of thousands of customers around the world, and so backwards compatibility was something that I spent the first five years of my career thinking about it way more detail than I think most people do. And it's a very similar mindset. And I enjoy that challenge. I enjoy that: How do I evolve from here to there without breaking customers along the way?And that's something that we take pretty seriously across AWS. I think SimpleDB is the poster child for we never turn things off. But that applies equally to the services that are maybe less visible to customers, and billing is definitely one of them. Like, we don't get to switch stuff off. We don't get to throw things away and start again. It's this constant state of evolution.Corey: So, let's say that I were to find a way to route data through a series of two Managed NAT Gateways and then egress to internet, and the sheer density of the expense of that traffic tears a hole in the fabric of space-time, it goes back 15 years ago, and you can make a single change to how the billing system was built. What would it be? What pisses you off the most about the current constraints that you have to work within or around?James: I think one of the biggest challenges we've got, actually, is the concept of an account. Because an account means half-a-dozen different things. And way back, when it seemed like a great idea, you just needed an account; an account was your customer, and it was the same thing as the boundary that you put all your resources inside. And of course, it's the same thing that you're going to roll all of your usage up and issue a bill against. And that has been one of the areas that's seen the most evolution and probably still has a pretty long way to go.And what's interesting about that is, that's probably something we could have seen coming because we watched the retail business go through, kind of, the same evolution because they started with, well, a customer is a customer is a customer and had to evolve to support the concept of sellers and partners. And then users are different than customers, and you want to log in and that's a different thing. So, we saw that kind of bifurcation of a single entity into a wide range of different related but separate entities, and I think if we'd looked at that, you know, thought out 15 years, then yeah, we could probably have learned something from that. But at the same time, when AWS first kicked off, we had wild ambitions for it, but there was no guarantee that it was going to be the monster that it is today. So, I'm always a little bit reluctant to—like, it's a great thought exercise, but it's easy to end up second-guessing a pretty successful 15 years, so I'm always a little bit careful to walk that line. But I think account is one of the things that we would probably go back and think about a little bit more.Corey: I want to be very clear with this next question that it is intentionally setting up a question I suspect you get a lot. It does not mirror my own thinking on the matter even slightly, but I get a version of it myself all the time. “AWS bills, that sounds boring as hell. Why would you choose to work on such a thing?” Now, I have a laundry list of answers to that aren't nearly as interesting as I suspect yours are going to be. What makes working on this problem space interesting to you?James: There's a bunch of different things. So, first and foremost, the scale that we're talking about here is absolutely mind-blowing. And for any engineer who wants to get stuck into problems that deal with mind-blowingly large volumes of data, incredibly rich dimensions, problems where, honestly, applying techniques like statistical reasoning or machine learning is really the only way to chip away at it, that exists in spades in the space. It's not always immediately obvious, and I think from the outside, it's easy to assume this is actually pretty simple. So, the scale is a huge part of that.Corey: “Oh, petabytes. How quaint.”James: [laugh]. Exactly. Exactly I mean, it's mind-blowing every time I see some of the numbers in various parts of the Commerce Platform space. I talked about quadrillions earlier. Trillions is a pretty common unit of measure.The complexity that I talked about earlier, that's a result of external environments is another one. So, imposed by external entities, whether it's a government or a tax authority somewhere, or a business requirement from customers, or ourselves. I enjoy those as well. Those are different kinds of challenge. They really keep you on your toes.I enjoy thinking of them as an engineering problem, like, how do I get in front of them? And that's something we spend a lot of time doing in Commerce Platform. And when we get it right, customers are just unaware of it. And then the third one is, I personally am always attracted to the opportunity to have an impact. And this is a space where we get to hopefully positively impact every single customer every day. And that, to me is pretty fulfilling.Those are kind of the three standout reasons why I think this is actually a super-exciting space. And I think it's often an underestimated space. I think once folks join the team and sort of start to dig in, I've never heard anybody after they've joined, telling me that what they're doing is boring. Challenging, yes. Is frustrating, sometimes. Hard, absolutely, but boring never comes up.Corey: There's almost no service, other than IAM, that I can think of that impacts every customer simultaneously. And it's easy for me to sit in the cheap seats and say, “Oh, you should change this,” or, “You should change that.” But every change you have is so massive in scale that it's going to break a whole bunch of companies' automations around the bill processing in different ways. You have an entire category of user persona who is used to clicking a certain button in this certain place in the console to generate the report every month, and if that button moves or changes color, or has a different font, suddenly that renders their documentation invalid, and they're scrambling because it's not their core competency—nor should it be—and every change you make is so constricted, just based upon all the different concerns that you've got to be juggling with. How do you get anything done at all? I find that to be one of the most impressive aspects about your organization, bar none.James: Yeah, I'm not going to lie and say that it isn't a challenge, but a lot of it comes down to the talent that we have on the team. We have a super-motivated, super-smart, super-engaged team, and we spend a lot of time figuring out how to make sure that we can keep moving, keep up with the business, keep up with a world that's getting more complicated [laugh] with every passing day. So, you've kind of hit on one of the core challenges there, which is, how do we keep up with all of those different dimensions that are demanding an increasing amount of engineering and new support and new investment from us, while we keep those customers happy?And I think you touched on something else a little bit indirectly there, which is, a lot of our customers are actually pretty technical across AWS. The customers that Commerce Platform supports, are often the least technical of our customers, and so often need the most help understanding why things are the way they are, where the constraints are.Corey: “A big bill from Amazon. How many books did you people buy last month?”—James: [laugh]. Exactly.Corey: —is still very much level of understanding in some cases. And it's not because they're dumb; far from it. It's just, imagine that some people view there as being more to life than understanding the nuances and intricacies of cloud computing. How dare they?James: Exactly. Who would have thought?Corey: So, as you look now over all of your domain, such as it is, what sucks the most? What are you looking to fix as far as impactful changes that the rest of the world might experience? Because I'm not going to accept one of those questions like, “Oh, yeah, on the back-end, we have this storage subsystem for a tertiary thing that just annoys me because it wakes us up once in a whi”—no, no, I want something customer-facing. What's the painful thing you're looking at fixing next?James: I don't like surprising customers. And free tier is, sort of, one of those buckets of surprises, but there are others. Another one that's pretty squarely in my sights is, whether we like it or not, customer accounts get compromised. Usually, it's a password got reused somewhere or was accidentally committed into a GitHub repository somewhere.And we have pretty established, pretty effective mechanisms for finding all of those, we'll scan for passwords and credentials, and alert customers to those, and help them correct that pretty quickly. We're also actually pretty good at detecting when an account does start to do something that suggests that it's been compromised. Usually, the first thing that a compromised account starts to do is cryptocurrency mining. We're pretty quick to catch those; we catch those within a matter of hours, much faster most days.What we haven't really cracked and where I'm focused at the moment is getting back to the customer in a way that's effective. And by that I mean specifically, we detect an account compromised super-quickly, we reach out automatically. And so, you know, a customer has got some kind of contact from us usually within a couple of hours. It's not having the effect that we need it to. Customers are still being surprised a month later by a large bill. And so, we're digging into how much of that is because they never saw the contact, they didn't know what to do with the contact.Corey: It got buried with all the other, “Hey, we saw you spun up an S3 bucket. Have you heard of what S3 is?” Again, that's all valuable, but you have 300-some-odd services. If you start doing that for every service, you're going to hit mail sending limits for Gmail.James: Exactly. It's not just enough that we detect those and notify customers; we have to reduce the size of the surprise. It's one thing to spend 100 bucks a month on average, and then suddenly find that your spend has jumped $250 because you reused the password somewhere and somebody got ahold of it and it's cryptocurrency-mining your account. It's a whole different ballgame to spend 100 bucks a month and then at the end of the month discover that your bill is suddenly $2,000 or $20,000. And so, that's something that I really wanted to make some progress on this year. Corey: I've really enjoyed our conversation. If people want to learn more about how you view these things, how you're approaching some of these problems, or potentially are just the right kind of warped to consider joining up, where's the best place for them to go?James: They should drop me an email at jamesg@amazon.com. That is the most direct way to get hold of me, and I promise I will get back to you. I try to stay on top of my email as much as possible. But that will come straight to me, and I'm always happy to talk to folks about the space, talk to folks about opportunities in this team, opportunities across AWS, or just hear what's not working, make sure that it's something that we're aware of and looking at.Corey: Throughout Amazon, but particularly within Commerce Platform, I've always appreciated the response of, whenever I report something, no matter how ridiculous it is—and I assure you there's an awful lot of ridiculousness in my bug reports—the response has always been the same: “Tell me more. Help me understand what it is you're trying to achieve—even if it is ridiculous—so we can look at this and see what is actually going on.” Every Amazonian team has been great about that or you're not at Amazon very long, but you folks have taken that to an otherworldly level. I just want to thank you for doing that.James: I appreciate you for calling that out. We try, you know, we really do. We take listening to our customers very seriously because, at the end of the day, that's what makes us better, and that's how we make sure we're in it for the long haul.Corey: Thanks once again for being so generous with your time. I really appreciate it.James: Yeah, thanks for having me on. I've enjoyed it.Corey: James Greenfield, VP of Commerce Platform at AWS. I'm Cloud Economist Corey Quinn, and this is Screaming in the Cloud. If you've enjoyed this podcast, please leave a five-star review on your podcast platform of choice, whereas if you've hated this podcast, please leave a five-star review on your podcast platform of choice along with an angry comment—possibly on YouTube as well—about how you aren't actually giving this five-stars at all; you have taken three trillions of a star off of the rating.Corey: If your AWS bill keeps rising and your blood pressure is doing the same, then you need The Duckbill Group. We help companies fix their AWS bill by making it smaller and less horrifying. The Duckbill Group works for you, not AWS. We tailor recommendations to your business and we get to the point. Visit duckbillgroup.com to get started.Announcer: This has been a HumblePod production. Stay humble.

Tech Policy Podcast
#320: The Right and Social Media

Tech Policy Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 44:27


Evolving technology—not to mention evolving norms in Silicon Valley—has sparked fierce debate about online speech. Are social media platforms too powerful? Do their content moderation policies strike a good balance between free speech and healthy conversation? Should the government get involved in policing disinformation? In this episode, we home in on how the American Right views these issues. Nate Hochman, an ISI fellow at National Review, and Rachel Altman, TechFreedom's director of digital media, join the show to discuss the federal government's new “Disinformation Governance Board,” Elon Musk's planned acquisition of Twitter, and what conservative political philosophy might tell us about how to approach content moderation. For more, see Nate's recent piece at National Review Online: “Elon Musk's Town Square.”

Chuck Shute Podcast
Dr. Donald Hoffman (cognitive psychologist & author)

Chuck Shute Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2022 57:26


Dr. Donald Hoffman is cognitive psychologist and science author.  He studies consciousness, visual perception and evolutionary psychology using mathematical models and psychophysical experiments.  His book “The Case Against Reality” challenges whether what we perceive is really reality or an interface we are using.  We discuss all this in the episode as well as black holes & worm holes, the space time continuum, artificial intelligence, what happens when we die and more! 00:00 - Intro01:00 - Misperceptions of Reality & Jewel Beetles 03:30 - Phantom Limb Phenomenon & User Interface06:35 - Evolving with Interface Vs. Reality As It Is 08:52 - Problems with Space Time Continuum & Quantum Theory 15:20 - Black Holes & Worm Holes 18:25 - Time Travel and Speed of Light & Space Time Shortcuts 20:25 - True Reality Behind the Curtain, The Brain & Consciousness 27:56 - Virtual Reality, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence & Consciousness 38:02 - Peak Into Portals Through Dreams, Drugs & Meditation 40:42 - Consciousness Is Fundamental & Hidden Connections 41:55 - Government Studying This Versus Physicists & Power44:36 - Simulation Vs. Reality  & Endless Variety of Consciousness 47:25 - Death & Consciousness 49:45 - What is The Purpose of Life & Global Consciousness  54:20 - Donating to Research 56:08 - OutroCase Against Reality book:https://www.amazon.com/Case-Against-Reality-Evolution-Truth/dp/0393254690Donating to Research:https://brilliantfuture.uci.edu/give-to-uci/Chuck Shute website: http://chuckshute.comSupport the show

DK Pittsburgh Sports Radio
Pirates Fan Forum: The evolving is on

DK Pittsburgh Sports Radio

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 64:09


On this episode Jim Stamm and I are joined by James Littleton to discuss the Pirates flurry of recent roster moves, and when fans might be able to expect to see more of these higher ranked prospects in the Big Leagues. Also, is this the end of the Cole Tucker saga? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Squiz Today
Friday, 13 May - Greg Norman in a bit of hot water; An evolving weather situation in QLD; Covid 'officially' arrives in North Korea; and a definitive list of rom-coms...

Squiz Today

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 9:45


The Squiz is your shortcut to the news. More details and links to further reading for all of today's news can be found in The Squiz Today email. Sign up (it's free!) - www.thesquiz.com.au.LINKS: Beef tacos and a list of rom coms.Other things we do:Politics Today - a weekday newsletter getting you across the latest in politics, both here and abroad. Sport Today - a sports news podcast designed to keep you ahead of the game. Or sign up to the newsletter here.Squiz Shortcuts - a weekly explainer on big news topicsSquiz Kids - a news podcast for curious kids. Age appropriate news without the nasties! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1A
What Cremation's Surge In Popularity Says About Our Evolving Views On Death

1A

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 34:10


According to the Cremation Association of North America (CANA), 56 percent of Americans who died in 2020 were cremated.That's more than twice the rate two decades ago.What's behind this surge? And what does it suggest about the way our cultural values have shifted?For families scattered across multiple states, there often seems little point in investing the effort and expense to bury a loved one in a cemetery no one will visit. Like pet food and leisure footwear, cremation is now available through direct-to-consumer websites such as Solace and Tulip.We talk with deathcare experts about the rise of cremation.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

Soulfulvalley Podcast
The Wounded Princess and Beyond Best Selling Author Kali J Walters

Soulfulvalley Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 22:20


After living a life of abuse and trauma in her childhood, Kali J fell into the state of addiction and repeating cycles she saw before her. Kali J though, found her way out of it all, by saying enough was enough and creating differently in her life.   Now Kali J is a mother to five, but more than that, she is embracing all parts of her wild, free, fun, and adventurous spirit that had been squashed years ago. Kali J now uses her story and journey to be the permission slip for other mummas to move from the role to their truth. Kali J is now the international best selling author of the unconventional motherhood book 'F motherhood and is the founder of The Mummas Permission Movement, which shows other mummas that no matter where you are in your world, it's never too late to create the life you truly desire. Kali J holds to her heart moon cycles, cacao ceremonies specifically designed for women to come together as a village. Kali J would love to have you connect with her at: Website: http://kalijwalters.com Facebook: Kali J Walters ........................................................................................... Connect with Katie at https://www.soulfulvalley.com Join Katie's mailing list here to be the first to know about opportunities to collaborate with her Podcast Guest & Author Opportunities | Soulful Valley You can support the podcast with a donation here: https://soulfulvalley.com/supportthepodcast/ You can buy Evolving on Purpose Kindle / Ebook (you don't need a kindle to access, it can be read on any device)  on Amazon UK here: Kindle / Ebook UK Paperback UK here: Paperback on Amazon USA here: USA Kindle / Ebook Paperback USA here: USA Paperback The rest of the world type Evolving on Purpose into the searchbar on your Amazon site.  If you have read the book we would be grateful if you could leave us an amazon Review.  Also don't forget to rate and review this podcast. You can find Katie's Amazon Author profile here: Katie Carey Amazon Author Profile    

Coach and Coordinator Podcast
The COOL Clinic Past & Present With Bob Wylie

Coach and Coordinator Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 56:03


On today's episode, Bob Wylie joins Keith to give his insight into coaching, discuss the coaches he's learned from at the COOL Clinic over the years, and give an overview of this year's line-up. Shownotes: -The most important part of coaching - more than Xs&Os -When you don't know -Yelling at the players -Advice from Paul brown -When a player doesn't get it -The best teachers to come through the COOL Clinic -Jim McNally's patience -Alex Gibbs doing the whole run game -Dan Radakovich's style of handling players -The consistency of Howard Mudd and his professor-like knowledge -Getting it form the chalkboard to the grass -The end result is what matters -What the best players have in common -The most innovative coaches at the COOL Clinic over the years -Howard Mudd -Paul Alexander -Jim McNally -Tunch Ilkin punch -Dan Radakovich and inside foot -Jerry Wampfler - replacing the kick step -High hand and low hand in pass protection -Jim Hannifan up kick -Be able to adjust with the players -Jon Gruden - What I look for when hiring an OL coach -Mike Waufle - body mechanics of defensive line play -Kyle Caskey - picking up exotic blitzes -List of guys who never got a sack against WIllie Anderson -Clinic line-up -What you don't tell them is just important as what you do -What you tell them when the ball is dead -Evolving as a coach

Raise Your Vibration
237: If You Feel Like You're Always Evolving, Changing.. You're Not Crazy. The Awakening Path.

Raise Your Vibration

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 26:20


In this episode Shelby shares what it's like to choose the spiritual awakening path, what ego death is and how to navigate releasing judgment about the path we and others choose. She dives into: ∆ Why you're not crazy for always shifting identities ∆ Why challenge is necessary for growth Offerings: ∆ Book a Quantum Healing with Shelby ∆ Quantum Healing Academy ∆ 2022 Retreats ∆ Free Trial of Othership Connect with Shelby: Shelby's Instagram Podcast Instagram TikTok Website Donate To The Show

Inside the Headset with the AFCA
Paul Winters, Head Coach - Wayne State

Inside the Headset with the AFCA

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 20:33


This week on Inside the Headset, we are featuring Wayne State University Head Coach, Paul Winters. In this episode, Coach Winters highlights the various factors that go into selecting a coaching job, shares his thoughts on the evolving nature of college football, and details his personal involvement with the AFCA. Paul Winters is entering his 19th season as the Wayne State University head football coach this upcoming football season. Winters is the school leader in coaching victories with 93 and is a three-time GLIAC Coach of the Year award winner (2006, 2008, and 2019). His 2011 squad set the school record for overall wins (12) and road wins (8), while winning four consecutive road playoff games to reach the national title contest. After guiding the winningest team in school history in 2011, he was honored for his efforts with the AFCA NCAA Division II National Coach of the Year award. Since 2004, Coach Winters has coached 197 All-GLIAC award winners as well as 515 Academic All-GLIAC honorees. Prior to his appointment at WSU, Winters was the offensive coordinator and running backs coach at his alma mater Akron University (1995-2003). After the 2000 season, and for the second time, Winters was nominated for the Broyles Award, a national honor recognizing the nation's top Division I-A assistant coach. In addition, he was chosen Assistant Coach of the Year by the Northeastern Ohio Chapter of the National Football Foundation from among 13 universities and colleges in the region. Before returning to Akron following the 1994 campaign, Winters was an assistant football coach at the University of Wisconsin for two seasons (1990-91). Prior to UW, he was on the coaching staff at the University of Toledo for four seasons (1986-89). A former member of the AFCA Division II Board of Coaches, Winters served on the NCAA Regional Ranking Committee as well as the NCAA Rules Committee.  Winters is entering his fifth year on the AFCA Board of Trustees after being selected in January of 2017. [1:49] Start of interview [2:28] Maintaining longevity at one program [4:32] Factors that go into accepting a new job [6:10] Being where your feet are [7:10] Evolving nature of college football [10:21] Inspiring others to coach [11:54] Building a coaching staff [13:18] Personal involvement with the AFCA [15:11] Working in compliance at Wisconsin

RIoT Underground
XII: Evolving the IoT Industry with Kevin Taylor, Development manager in Smart Cities at Axis Communications

RIoT Underground

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 30:40


Get to know the company that worked in IoT before it was cool! Kevin Taylor, Segment Development Manager in Smart Cities at Axis Communications, joins us in the RIoT Underground to discuss the evolution and concept of the IoT industry along with how Axis is addressing privacy and ethics concerns in real life use cases. He explains the benefits of edge computing, AI, and IoT and how these concepts can help all stakeholders achieve their goals, such as with his current work with smart city oriented municipalities. Support the show

The Art of Masculinity
Episode 275: How Prepared Are You?

The Art of Masculinity

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 11:39


On this episode, we talked about: Having the ability to protect Understanding your emotions Start to arm ourselves internally Being able to be honest with who we are Evolving from the old ways of masculinity Preparedness is a never-ending process   "How are you preparing yourself internally, psychologically and emotionally? Do you understand your emotions and honor them?"   "You can't protect other people when you can't even sit there and protect yourself emotionally, energetically and mentally"   "If you want to protect your family, you have to be armed with the tools to protect yourself and really get to the root of things and make changes"   Let's connect over on Instagram: @Johnny.Elsasser

TCN Worldwide Market Minutes Podcast
Ep. 16 Kevin Parisi: Retail Isn't Dead, It's Evolving

TCN Worldwide Market Minutes Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 22:05


Today we talk with Kevin Parisi, President and CEO of Albany-based Trinity Realty Group, LLC. (TRG) about the Upstate New York commercial real estate market as well as the evolution of the retail sector in the broader sense. He is bullish on both retail and office sectors, especially in suburban and secondary markets where rents can be advantageous to allow companies to maximize profit margins. Kevin also discusses his role in TV's only reality real estate show "The Real Estate Commission" which will be airing this summer. Key Discussion Points [00:17] Welcome and introduction by Eric Odum [00:31] About our guest, Kevin Parisi [01:25] Give us a background on your firm and how you got started with TCN [02:23] Tell us about TRG, your markets, and what you're working on these days [03:58] What's happening in your market in terms of retail traffic [07:16] What's happening to the office market in Albany, NY? [09:13] Do CEOs really enjoy running their businesses via Zoom as the media suggests? [10:55] Are there national retailers that are looking to establish a foothold in your area? [12:51] As the CEO of a commercial real estate business, what keeps you up at night? [14:17] What makes TRG stand out against your competitors [15:45] Tell us about the reality TV show you were involved in that wil be coming out soon [19:59] How can folks get in contact with you?  

The 4 Phase Cycle Podcast with Zesty Ginger || Hormone Balance | Women's Health | Mindset

In today's solo episode, Dr. Alex talks about evolving the mind body connectivity. In this episode we cover: - What mind body connection is. - Emotion to body connection. - Body to emotion connection. - How the physical body stores data and information that are not accessible to our conscious mind. Connect with us: Follow us on IG: @zesty_ginger Find us on FB: www.facebook.com/zesty_ginger Visit us at www.zestyginger.com/ to learn more about the 4 Phase Cycle Approach

Hope Motivates Action
S10 | E07 Evolving With Hope with Judy Schoenberg and Linda Lautenberg

Hope Motivates Action

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 34:29


It's easy for women in their 40s, 50s, and 60s to begin to feel stuck in their careers and in other aspects of their lives. Many times, they think they're too old to change, and resign themselves to being less than content with their situations.Today's guests are here to share that transformation is possible at any age. Judy Schoenberg and Linda Lautenberg both experienced midlife transition, and now they pay it forward by helping to support other women experiencing similar desires for change. Whether you want a career change, a lifestyle change, or just want help getting unstuck, Judy and Linda offer advice and support on finding personal and professional growth through hope.Tune in to hear their personal stories of evolution and to learn how their company, EvolveMe, works with both women and organizations to help give clarity and support to women going through midlife transition.About Judy Schoenberg:As co-founder of EvolveMe, Judy Schoenberg is a career strategist and leadership expert for women in midlife career transition who are exploring a return to the workforce or are pivoting careers. Through the DARE© Method of Career Reinvention she created with her co-founder, Judy helps cohorts of women find the clarity and confidence to own their value and pursue new opportunities.Judy was named Better Not Younger Entrepreneur of the Week.About Linda Lautenberg:Linda Lautenberg, Co-Founder of  EvolveMe, is a return to work expert, women's career advancement strategist and champion for all midlife career changers. Along with her co-founder, Linda developed EvolveMe's proprietary DARE© Method of Career Reinvention to help cohorts of high achieving women find clarity, gain confidence, and launch the best chapter of their professional life. Linda was nominated for the Forbes 50 Over 50 list.Mentioned In This Episode:EvolveMe Reinvention CollectiveDownload EvolveMe's FREE career strategy tool: The EvolveMe Career Reinvention AnalyzerFollow EvolveMe on InstagramConnct with EvolveMe on LinkedInLike EvolveMe on FacebookWellness WebinarExpert in Hope

Keeping Current
Evolving Perspectives on How to Achieve Successful Outcomes in Crohn Disease

Keeping Current

Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 30:55


Join expert faculty as they discuss the T2T approach and guideline recommendations for CD. Credit available for this activity expires: 5/9/2023 Earn Credit / Learning Objectives & Disclosures: https://www.medscape.org/viewarticle/972809?src=mkm_podcast_addon_972809

Beyond Influential
The Most Popular Beyond Influential Interview: Melissa Wood Health

Beyond Influential

Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 65:58


I thought now would be a great time to reshare the most popular Beyond Influential interview of all time, Episode 45 with Melissa Wood-Tepperberg, aka Melissa Wood Health, on Tapping into Your Passion & Staying Unfiltered in an Instagram World. And while I'm sure there have been a few changes in the specific details as she's scaled, the conversation still holds up today. Since this episode was recorded, I've loved watching the growth and evolution of Melissa's brand and business. (At the time, I hadn't tried her workouts, but since then they've really helped out when I fell off the workout wagon during the pandemic.) Melissa Wood Health on Creating a Brand & Business Around Her Passion Melissa Wood-Tepperberg is the founder of the MWH method, a certified yoga and pilates instructor, meditator, a proponent of plant based diets, and most importantly a mom of two. Melissa regularly creates health & wellness content for a VERY devoted audience online. While the wellness influencer space is saturated with perfectly curated feeds, what's interesting about Melissa's brand is that she prefers to share her journey unfiltered, from her photos to her personal struggles to get to this point. She has been open about her journey from severe anxiety and an awful eating disorder and has been using her platform to help de-stigmatize these topics. On this episode, we cover: How Melissa discovered her passion & the journey to making it a scalable business (and how to find yours if you don't know!) How she stopped comparing herself to others on Instagram  Melissa's brand: her 3Ms, her target audience, her content process, influencer marketing, collabs & more!   Melissa's Book Recommendations A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles by Marianne Williamson https://amzn.to/39E4v0L Spirit Junkie: A Radical Road to Self-Love and Miracles by Gabrielle Bernstein https://amzn.to/3KZLG4W Love Your Body: A Positive Affirmation Guide for Loving and Appreciating Your Body (https://amzn.to/3vXtK6U) and You Can Heal Your Life (https://amzn.to/3FysZEG) by Louise Hay Free Resources Get my 3 favorite FREE self-compassion guided meditations for entrepreneurs from Dr. Kristin Neff here! https://www.brittanykrystle.com/meditations Grab these 11 Journal Prompts​ to Uplevel Your Brand & Business! https://www.brittanykrystle.com/journalprompts Want to Support the Podcast for free? Leaving a rating goes a long way and allows me to continue putting out quality content! You can leave one on Apple (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/beyond-influential/id1264581842) or Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/0Z55W0OeqRN9VHhVVDQaMD)!   To connect with Melissa: Website: https://melissawoodhealth.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MelissaWoodHealth/   YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd-M8iMVPXC9qE-4s8B9law   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/melissawoodhealth/       To connect with me, Brittany Krystle: Website: https://www.brittanykrystle.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brittanykrystle/ Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/brittanykrystle/   LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brittanykrystle/   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brittanykrystlexoxo/   Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/brittanykrystle/   YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1f0uI6wzWqp58n7fk-7-1g     If you enjoyed this, check out these other Beyond Influential episodes: Ep. 173 Self-Compassion for Business Success as an Entrepreneur with Dr. Kristin Neff https://www.brittanykrystle.com/self-compassion-for-business-success-as-an-entrepreneur-with-dr-kristin-neff/  Ep. 176 How to Start Biohacking & Optimizing Your Health with Dr. Molly Maloof https://www.brittanykrystle.com/how-to-start-biohacking-optimizing-your-health-with-dr-molly-maloof/  Ep. 63 Lauryn Evarts Bosstick of The Skinny Confidential on Evolving from Blogger to Businesswoman & How to Build an Empire on Authentic Influence https://www.brittanykrystle.com/63-lauryn-evarts-bosstick-of-the-skinny-confidential-on-evolving-from-blogger-to-businesswoman-how-to-build-an-empire-on-authentic-influence/    *Disclosure: These show notes may contain affiliate links. If you choose to purchase through them, I may earn a commission which helps me continue to create this content (at no extra cost to you). Thank you so much for your support.

Soulfulvalley Podcast
Be the Light Poem by Katie Carey

Soulfulvalley Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 4:05


Connect with Katie at https://www.soulfulvalley.com Join Katie's mailing list here to be the first to know about opportunities to collaborate with her Podcast Guest & Author Opportunities | Soulful Valley You can support the podcast with a donation here: https://soulfulvalley.com/supportthepodcast/ You can buy Evolving on Purpose Kindle / Ebook (you don't need a kindle to access, it can be read on any device)  on Amazon UK here: Kindle / Ebook UK Paperback UK here: Paperback on Amazon USA here: USA Kindle / Ebook Paperback USA here: USA Paperback The rest of the world type Evolving on Purpose into the searchbar on your Amazon site.  If you have read the book we would be grateful if you could leave us an amazon Review.  Also don't forget to rate and review this podcast. You can find Katie's Amazon Author profile here: Katie Carey Amazon Author Profile

Her Drive
Krina Lee - Currently Evolving Yoni Care

Her Drive

Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 50:26


Ever hear of a steaming your yoni for better health? Neither had I until meeting holistic product maker, Krina Lee.  This episode dives into the ways herbs can help heal a woman's most sensitive area through steams, oils, pearls and so much more.  Krina shares her journey inward and how her meditation, re-connection with the earth and discovery of herbal treatments led to her company Currently Evolving Yoni Care. Her Drive Currently Evolving Yoni Care

Mastering the Business of Yoga
Becoming Unshakeable in Life & Business with Patti Montella

Mastering the Business of Yoga

Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 53:10


This week on the podcast I am joined by Patti Montella. Patti is a yoga and meditation teacher and a best-selling author of the book "Becoming Unshakeable: Wisdom Learned on the Journey to Inner Freedom". In this episode, we talk about Patti's journey and career with yoga over the last 3 decades, what her own practice has taught her about being unshakeable, and how we can use our practice to be unshakeable in life and business (even during hard times). Patti also shares what it was like to write and publish a book, as well as some of the business lessons that she's learned throughout her career. Enjoy! This episode is brought to you by OfferingTree. If you're interested in finding an all-in-one platform for online or in-person teaching, then you should check out OfferingTree. OfferingTree has been supporting M.B.Om for over a year now and I not only love the product but I also love the people. OfferingTree is providing special pricing for M.B.Om listeners, so be sure to visit offeringtree.com/mbom. In this episode: Patti's Yoga journey; corporate executive to yoga teacher Evolving perspectives on Yoga. 90s vs today What does it mean to become unshakeable? The power of your breath  The power of human connection Patti's tips for practicing the discipline of Yoga Patti's book writing and publishing process Business lessons from Patti's career Guest Links: Website: https://pattimontella.com Book: https://www.amazon.com/Becoming-Unshakeable-Learned-Journey-Freedom-ebook/dp/B07SQH1CW3

The Traxion Podcast - Racing video games, esports and sim racing
F1 22's Lee Mather explains how the Formula 1 games are evolving | S4 E8

The Traxion Podcast - Racing video games, esports and sim racing

Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 34:04


Joining us today on the Traxion.GG Podcast is the Senior Creative Director for the new and upcoming official Formula 1 game – EA SPORTS F1 22.Lee Mather has been working on the F1 games now since the very first one created by Codemasters, F1 2010. With over a decade's experience working on these titles, we thought there was no one better to discuss F1 22 with.In this chat, we will discuss some key elements, like who made the VR functionality, how the online cross-platform multiplayer will work and how the development team is structured to create large yearly games.We talk about the big new F1 22 features too, of course, but I hope you gain additional insight into the game's creation.A quick note, the was recorded before we went hands-on with an early work in progress of the game, but we do have in the show notes a link to several articles on the Traxion.GG website and videos on the YouTube channel with further details and our impressions.If you'd like to hear more episodes like this one, please follow, like and subscribe on your podcast app of choice. If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review or star rating. Your feedback is invaluable and helps us to create more episodes in the future.Our hands-on impressions of F1 22: https://traxion.gg/hands-on-the-most-important-new-features-in-f1-22/Our hands-on impressions of the Miami circuit in F1 22: https://traxion.gg/hands-on-with-the-miami-circuit-in-f1-22-event-experience-over-driving-experience/Follow Traxion.GGhttps://twitter.com/TraxionGGhttps://www.instagram.com/traxiongg/https://www.twitch.tv/traxiongghttps://www.youtube.com/traxiongghttps://www.facebook.com/TraxionGG/

On the Back Bar
On The Back Bar #57 Arijit Bose on Goa's evolving drink scene, Midnight Brekkies and Bar Tesouro's rise to fame.

On the Back Bar

Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 33:30


In this episode of On The Back Bar Podcast, Chris talks to Arijit Bose co-founder of The Lovers Rum, Countertop India, Bar Back Collective and the recently listed #4 Best Bar in Asia, Bar Tesouro.    Enjoy! Links Bar Tesouro Instagram @theloversrum @barbackcollective. @countertopindia  Arijit Bose Instagram ***** Join our community on Facebook! Beverage Network This podcast relies on our listeners to keep the show going! If you could support us by joining our Patreon it would really help this podcast grow. Patreon is a platform where you can support the podcast with a small monthly donation. This funding will help with all manner of things to equipment costs, editing and even getting some hard to reach people to sit down with me. Or you can just buy me a coffee to say thanks with the link below! :)  https://www.patreon.com/onthebackbar buymeacoffee.com/chrismenning                 ***** If you love our show would you please consider leaving us a review on iTunes or giving us 5 stars? It will really make a difference and help the podcast in the future. Head over to our website gastronomerlifestyle.com Contact me at Christopher.menning@gmail.com

eLuvated
Evolving

eLuvated

Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 13:03


Glorious Day Beautiful Beings

The 966
Jon Alterman from Center for Strategic and International Studies joins to talk about the Middle East in an evolving global order

The 966

Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 105:24


1:00 - Building a Hydrogen Sector: Can the US help Saudi Arabia?Saudi Arabia seeks to become a global supplier of hydrogen and create a home-grown industry. The U.S. and Saudi Arabia should (and already are) working together to help Saudi Arabia realize this goal and to help power the energy transition. 9:50 - Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah Scholarship Program has a new name and a new, refreshed mandate.The refreshed scholarship program will send 70,000 Saudi students abroad to top-ranked universities and training institutes by 2030.They'll go to not just any schools but to 200 approved foreign institutions….Eligible students will be streamed into one of four paths under the new strategy – the Pioneers Path, the Research & Development Path, the Providers Path, and the Promising Path.The hosts discuss these changes within the context of the decades-long history of the program, King Abdullah's legacy, and why the new program makes sense for a changing Saudi Arabia. 20:36 - The venerable Dr. Jon Alterman from the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) thinktank in Washington joins The 966 to talk about a changing global order and the Middle East's role in it. The hosts ask Jon about his work to-date, including building the fascinating and informative podcast series for CSIS, Babel: Translating the Middle East, which is available anywhere you get your podcasts. They also discuss Yemen, U.S.-Saudi diplomacy and the relationship, China's role in the region, and so much more.Jon is an expert in the region. He holds the Brzezinski Chair in Global Security and is Director, Middle East Program at CSIS; received his PhD from Harvard University, and worked for the State Department. His very latest among many accomplishments is the recent Podcast mini-series, Babel: Translating the Middle East, which The 966 hosts enthusiastically recommend. For the concluding episode in that series, Jon interviews U.S. Envoy to Yemen, Tim Lenderking, about the status of the fragile peace in the country and whats at stake there. 1:23:24 - Yallah! Six top storylines in Saudi Arabia to get you up to date heading into the weekend. •Saudi Arabia launches the Tawakkalna Services app in a tech-forward leap for Saudi Arabia and its e-government focus...The Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority has launched a new app, Tawakkalna Services, to help improve the quality of life in the Kingdom, according to a report in Arab News. It provides 140 services that cover health, education, transport, Islamic and public services, and entertainment through 40 strategic partnerships. These include rendering a driving license, insurance documentation, passport inquiries and requests, a digital wallet approved by government agencies, charitable donations, data correction, and information verification.•US removes Saudi Arabia from intellectual property protection concern list, a big win for the Kingdom...According to a report in Arab News, The Office of the United States Trade Representative has taken the Kingdom off its Priority Watch List in its annual Special 301 Report, after Saudi Arabia tightened up its IP enforcement procedures.•Video asking Saudis not to offer census takers coffee sparks pride in hospitalityA public service advert from Saudi Arabian authorities asking residents not to invite census takers into their homes for coffee is proving a hit with the public, according to a report in The National. The video, released by the Saudi General Authority for Statistics, has been viewed almost 800,000 times since its release earlier this week. The Saudi census starts on May 10, the first since 2010. Before that, the official census took place in 2004, 1992 and 1974. Authorities are expecting to record a big increase in the population. The 2010 census recorded a population of 27,136,977, while a preliminary estimate in mid-2020 was just over 35,000,000.•Number of Saudi universities rises to 22 in UK Times Higher Education's Impact RankingsThe number of the Saudi universities jumped to 22 universities in the UK Times Higher Education (THE)'s Impact Rankings in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals for the year 2022, Zawya reports. Three Saudi universities were included in 2019; increasing to 5 universities in 2020. In 2021, the number was increased to 12 universities, and it reached 22 universities this year.•Cash-strapped Pakistan gets $8 billion in financial support from Saudi Arabia, a significant lifeline...According to the Economic Times, during the recent visit of Prime Minister, Shehbaz Sharif, Saudi Arabia has agreed to provide Pakistan with a "sizeable package" of around USD 8 billion to help the cash-starved country bolster dwindling forex reserves and revive its ailing economy. It was also agreed that the existing deposits of USD 3 billion would be rolled over for an extended period of up to June 2023, according to an official.•Diriyah in Saudi Arabia will be home to Armani Hotels & Resorts' first Saudi Arabian outpost Giorgio Armani has decided to open a new hotel—the company's third in the world in the city of Diriyah, home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site and located near the Saudi capital of Riyadh. According to Architectural Digest, overlooking Diriyah's luxury shopping and hospitality district, the hotel will include approximately 70 luxuriously appointed suites plus two restaurants and a spa with a swimming pool, which offers a variety of wellness and relaxation experiences.

Trap Talk With MJ Podcast
#184 MIGUEL GARCIA OF ALWAYS EVOLVING PYTHONS | BALL PYTHON BREEDER | MEXICO REPTILE INDUSTRY

Trap Talk With MJ Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 120:00


#BALLPYTHONS #ALWAYSEVOLVINGPYTHONS #COOLESTREPTILEPODCASTINTHEWORLD  THIS REMOTE PODCAST IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY: Andre Kosovych of Capital Reptiles https://www.instagram.com/capital_reptiles/https://www.morphmarket.com/stores/capitalreptiles/JOIN TRAP TALK PATRON FAMILY: https://bit.ly/311x4gxSUBSCRIBE TO TRAP TALK w/ MJ PODCAST: https://bit.ly/39kZBkZSUBSCRIBE TO TRAP TALK CLIPS:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA40BzRi5eeTRPmwY6XSdVASUBSCRIBE TO THE SNAKE TRAP SESSION VLOGS:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKxLByAE_Kt06XayYFOxHqQLIMITED EDITION TRAP TALK POCKET TEES:thesnaketrapsessions@gmail.comNARBC TINLEY TRAP TALK #165 BRIAN BARCZYK & BRUCE SAUNDERShttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Of0aVz4RgVoMORPH MARKET STORE: https://www.morphmarket.com/stores/exoticscartal/SUPPORT USARK: https://usark.org/memberships/Follow On Instagram: Trap Talk Podcast https://bit.ly/2WLXL7w MJExoticsCartal https://bit.ly/3hthAZuUnfiltered Reptiles Podcast https://bit.ly/3eSqAFMSubscribe to Unfiltered Reptiles Podcast: https://bit.ly/2WM11jsListen On Apple:Trap Talk With MJ https://bit.ly/2CVW9Bd Unfiltered Reptiles Podcast https://bit.ly/3jySnhV Listen On Spotify:Trap Talk With MJ https://bit.ly/2WMcKOO Unfiltered Reptiles Podcast https://bit.ly/2ZQ2JCbTRAP TALK PODCAST WEAR: mjexoticscartal@gmail.com ALL COLLAB INQUIRIES PLEASE EMAIL: thesnaketrapsessions@gmail.com WELCOME TO THE SNAKE TRAP SESSIONS HOME OF THE TRAP TALK WITH MJ PODCAST. THIS ISN'T YOUR TYPICAL REPTILE PODCAST. THERE WILL BE SMOKING, DRINKING, CUSSING & MAD DISCUSSION ON ANYTHING REPTILE RELATED. WE'LL ALSO HAVE DISCUSSION OF EVERYDAY LIFE WITH THE OCCASION GIVE AWAY HERE AND THERE. I APPRECIATE ALL THE LOVE AND SUPPORT & LOOKING FORWARD TO BRINGING SOME REAL ONES TO THE TABLE.

Hey Jacob, Hi Scott
Episode 38: What to do about abortion, our problem of evolving ethics, and antidotes to fear

Hey Jacob, Hi Scott

Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 85:43


In this conversation, Jacob and Scott talk about Scott's experience with the current New Mexico wildfires and holding space for beauty within tragedy and heartbreak. The friends share their views on abortion and the cognitive dissonance we can all feel when discussing our convictions regarding controversial topics. How can we stay aligned with compassion when being confronted with the opposing views of others? We don't have to compromise our convictions in order to love people who don't share them. This is the longest episode to date and one of the rawest as well. Scott's May 10th Breathwork Session – Live via Zoom Jacob's Heal + Create Writers' Community Program Launch The Artist's Way Essential Tools workshop with Julia Cameron Scott's BIGGER LOVE substack “The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong at the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry.” ― Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms

DataCentric Podcast
The Changing Face of Cyber-Security

DataCentric Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 25:19


There is nothing more critical to IT administrators (and their bosses!) than cyber-security and data protection. Old methods of securing our infrastructure are no longer as effective as they once were. Instead, we're moving into an era of AI-based decisions about what data and traffic to let in, and keep out, of our networks. Hillstone Networks is a strong innovator in this space. In this episode HIllstone's Tim Liu and Gary Wang join hosts Matt Kimball and Steve McDowell to help us understand the evolving nature of cyber-security. 00:00 Kick it off 00:20 Who is Hillstone? 01:06 Application-aware Security 02:37 Using AI and Machine Learning to enhance security 08:05 How has the treat landscape evolved over the past few years? 10:00 Protecting data in the cloud 13:30 Security Kubernetes & container-based workflows 13:58 Who are Hillstone's customers? 16:33 What's next for Hillstone & cyber-security in general? 23:00 Evolving threat landscape 24:54 Wrapping up 25:19 It's over! Special Guests: Gary Wang and Tim Liu.

IoT For All Podcast
What Are Digital Twins, and How Are They Evolving? | BaseN's Pasi Hurri

IoT For All Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 21:10


The podcast begins with Pasi giving background into himself and BaseN before providing insights on their partnership with the European Union Space Agency. Pasi and Ryan then break down what a digital twin is, its role in IoT, and what the next generation of digital twins looks like. They then wrap up the podcast with a high-level discussion surrounding the real-world value of IoT and the challenges of deploying solutions in the industry.Pasi Hurri has held the position of Chief Executive Officer since BaseN was established in 2001. Mr. Hurri is also a visiting lecturer and expert speaker, e.g., at IEEE and several universities. Before founding BaseN, Pasi spent more than a decade in senior technology management positions. He presided over the engineering effort of the KPNQwest Eurorings network, then the largest pan-European carrier transporting more than 50% of the Internet traffic. Mr. Hurri also was the Chairman of FICIX, the Finnish Commercial Internet Exchange, and a Member of the Board of Directors at Academica Oy, now part of Equinix. Within Ahlstrom Corporation, Mr. Hurri managed the creation of a global IP network in the early 90s.

Parents At Work
43: Dads in Executive Search

Parents At Work

Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 43:54


Lori Mihalich-Levin and Jason Levin continue with their tradition of interviewing moms and dads in different industries and sectors. In this episode of Parents at Work, Lori and Jason focus on the narrow yet important niche of dads in executive search and interview the dynamic dads, Julian Ha and Patrick Gray!  Julian has been an Executive Search Consultant for more than fifteen years. He is a former corporate attorney, venture capitalist, and investment banker. He is a partner with Heidrick & Struggles, based in Washington DC, and a member of the firm's CEO and Board practice. He leads the firm's global Government Affairs and Trade Association work and co-leads their Professionals of Color Employee Resource Group. Julian has been married to his wife, Annette, for almost twenty years. They have two teenage boys, a ten-year-old daughter, and a rescue dog called Blake. Patrick is a former US Army Intelligence Officer. He has been an Executive Search Consultant for almost twenty years. He established the DC area office in the Aerospace and Defence practice at Raines International, and he leads their Industrial practice. Raines is an executive search and leadership advisory firm with nine offices.  Patrick has been married to his wife, Megan, for 24 years, and they have four children. Aiden is 21, Colin is 18, Rylan is 15, and Tristan is 13. Today, Julian and Patrick share candidly about their lives as working parents. They talk about what it is like to be dads in executive search and dive into workplace flexibility, support, normalizing paternity leave, and shaping the conversation around working parenthood.  Stay tuned today to hear Julian and Patrick's uplifting working dad stories! Show highlights: Patrick's working parent story started in graduate school. (3:31) Julian and his wife, Annette, wanted their kids to have an American suburban experience. (6:26) Julian likes to be an equal partner. He is very involved in raising his kids. (8:57) Working in executive search, Julian has found more flexibility to do pick-ups and drop-offs and be more involved in his kids' activities. (9:59) Evolving technology in the executive search business has allowed Patrick more flexibility as a working dad. (10:56) Julian is fortunate to be part of a firm that is conscious of being collaborative, and in which parents are encouraged to support one another. (13:33) Patrick talks about the financial benefits available for families and the changing conversation around fathers taking parental leave. (16:04) Julian describes the pro-active support provided by his firm to allow fathers to take parental leave. (20:40) Parenthood has helped Patrick become more patient and empathetic over the years. (22:20) Being a parent has taught Julian time management skills and adaptability. (23:55) Patrick and Julian talk about their roles as dads in executive search to shape the conversation around working parenthood. (27:24) What can candidates do to work better with someone in executive search? (32:52) Patrick advises working parents to become resilient and learn to bounce back quickly! (39:04) Julian feels that flexibility is vital for working parents! (44:20) Links and resources: https://www.heidrick.com/en/ (Heidrick & Struggles) https://rainesinternational.com/aerospace-defense-and-government-services/ (The Aerospace, Defense, and Government Services at Raines Internationa)l https://www.aesc.org/ (The Association of Executive Search Consultants) https://www.blinkist.com/ (Blinkist) https://dailydad.com/ (The Daily Dad) Books mentioned: https://amzn.to/3vF0tOj (Relationships to Infinity: The Art and Science of Keeping in Touch, by Jason Levin) https://amzn.to/3F9SvzC (The 4-Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss) Mentioned in this episode: Get the new book: Relationships to Infinity, the Art and Science of Keeping In Touch from Ready, Set, Launch Head over to www.readysetlaunch.net to grab your copy of the...

The Inner Chief
234. Dean Salakas, CEO of The Party People, on seeing change as an opportunity, coping with growth, and evolving as a leader

The Inner Chief

Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 52:41


In this episode of The Inner Chief podcast, you'll hear from Dean Salakas, CEO of The Party People, on seeing change as an opportunity, coping with growth, and evolving as a leader. chiefmaker.com/234 REGISTER FOR OUR JULY MINI-MBA INTAKE: chiefmaker.com/minimba Dean is the Chief Party Dude of The Party People, a business he and his brother bought from their mother in 2007. Before taking on the ownership, Dean and his brother worked in the business in various positions, from driver to retail assistant to website manager. Dean is now an accomplished speaker, a Board member of both eTail Australia and Online Retail Summit. He has also pitched The Party People to the investment TV show, Shark Tank. In this episode we talk about: The full background to him and his brother buying The Party People from his mother; Being the first Google and Bing customers, and leading the business to triple digit growth, and all the challenges that brought; How he developed a culture that change is an opportunity; and How the business survived the COVID-19 pandemic through innovation, communication and engagement with customers. Connecting with Dean Salakas You can connect with Dean via LinkedIn Books and resources The One Minute Manager - by Kenneth Blanchard Ph.D and Spencer Johnson M.D.

Soulfulvalley Podcast
Manifest More Love and Prosperity Vedic Astrologer Author Lalitha Donatella Riback

Soulfulvalley Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 34:30


Italian-born Lalitha Donatella Riback is a life coach, spiritual mentor, and astrologer. She holds a B.A. in Vedic arts and science from the American Academy of Vedic Art and Science, and certifications as a yoga teacher, Reiki master and Ayurveda consultant. After studying Ayurveda with Deepak Chopra, and Vedic mind-science with Dr. Baskaran Pillai (Wayne Dyer's teacher) for over 15 years, Lalitha started her business ShreemLab, which helps women entrepreneurs create a successful life filled with more love and spiritual transformation through life coaching based on their horoscopes. Since 2005, she's been helping thousands of people experience spiritual growth through her programs, blogs, videos, and speaking engagements. After living in India for five years, she wrote a book on Vedic astrology, manifesting and spiritual transformation, Bliss Lab: How the Ancient Yogis Acquired Supernormal Powers and How You Can Too, which was #1 in Amazon New Releases in Eastern Astrology and #2 in Astrology categories. https://shreemlab.com/ https://shreemlab.com/5-minutes-to-rewire-your-mind ........................................................................................... Connect with Katie at https://www.soulfulvalley.com Join Katie's mailing list here to be the first to know about opportunities to collaborate with her Podcast Guest & Author Opportunities | Soulful Valley You can support the podcast with a donation here: https://soulfulvalley.com/supportthepodcast/ You can buy Evolving on Purpose Kindle / Ebook (you don't need a kindle to access, it can be read on any device)  on Amazon UK here: Kindle / Ebook UK Paperback UK here: Paperback on Amazon USA here: USA Kindle / Ebook Paperback USA here: USA Paperback The rest of the world type Evolving on Purpose into the searchbar on your Amazon site.  If you have read the book we would be grateful if you could leave us an amazon Review.  Also don't forget to rate and review this podcast. You can find Katie's Amazon Author profile here: Katie Carey Amazon Author Profile

eXplorminate
Episode #41: Praxis Games Interview on IS:G Evolving Empires

eXplorminate

Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 57:07


Rob and Drexy sit down with Adam and Keith of Praxis Games and get some exclusive information on their newest expansion for Interstellar Space: Genesis, "Evolving Empires". Listen in and find out what's coming to this highly underrated space 4X! Outro music by White Bat Audio --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/explorminate/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/explorminate/support

Nothing for Granted | Grant Writing |Grants Consulting | Freelance Christian Entrepreneurship
Bringing Access to Female and Minority Founders - How this Brand is Evolving and bridging the funding gap

Nothing for Granted | Grant Writing |Grants Consulting | Freelance Christian Entrepreneurship

Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 9:21


This brand is evolving! Buffalo Ambition Co. will continue serving women and minority small business owners by providing them ease and access to money they can use towards their dream business.  Join me May 6th at 1 pm est. for the "Where to find grant money for your business" workshop. Don't miss it by getting into the community page here: bit.ly/fundingandfreelance Connect>>> https://www.instagram.com/sloanthebeast Contact >>> hello@buffaloambitionco.com

Pro Church Tools with Brady Shearer
My Favorite Lightroom Presets, Evolving Beyond Stale Tradition, & Sermon Clips On Social

Pro Church Tools with Brady Shearer

Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 32:54


Send in your question via text to 1-800-485-3139. Question #1 (01:07): How do I encourage growth and evolution in the way we use social media in a church that likes to stay with tradition?  Question #2 (10:21): Do you think a church can post too many clips from a sermon per week? Is there a point where you push out too much content? Question #3 (17:30): Anyone have any thoughts on the "ideal" number of next steps in the Launcher? Any thoughts on a max number? I have been wondering if the Launcher can have too many and get cluttered. Question #4 (28:11): I am trying to create a cohesive feed for all of our church's social media. However, the lighting varies greatly depending on where the photo was taken. Do you have any Lightroom presets you recommend? 

GovCast
Season 5 Episode 6 - How State is Evolving IT to Support International Affairs

GovCast

Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 33:28


The State Department is at the forefront of many international affairs, supporting American interests and values abroad. Behind the scenes, however, is a team that provides the IT infrastructure, cybersecurity and solutions that support those diplomatic activities. We talk with State CIO Keith Jones to dive deeper into what those IT activities and modernization priorities are, as well as how State is looking to meet its IT goals through bold contracting opportunities.

The Context Podcast
The Evolving Claris Platform (with Peter Nelson and Andrew LeCates from Claris)

The Context Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 56:50


Peter Nelson, Claris Vice President of EngineeringAndrew LeCates, Claris Director of Platform EvangelismMartha Zink, The Context Podcast Host & Proof+Geist Director of MarketingErnest Koe, Proof+Geist Co-Founder/CEOTodd Geist, Proof+Geist Co-Founder/CTOOn Tuesday, April 26, 2022, Claris hosted a webinar on the future of their technology. In this episode of The Context Podcast, Martha, Ernest, and Todd are joined by Peter Nelson and Andrew LeCates from Claris to discuss not only the exciting changes in store for the Claris platform that were unveiled in the webinar but also the intention and focus behind those decisions and the implications for the Claris platform in the years to come.Links:Claris Updates Webinar - April 26, 2022The Context Podcast on the Modern FileMaker RevolutionProblem Solvers CirclePauseOnErrorAutoEnter Live

Cybercrime Magazine Podcast
Evolving Threat Insights. Maturing Cybersecurity Programs. Tami Hudson, Wells Fargo.

Cybercrime Magazine Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 13:22


Evolving Threat Insights is a Cybercrime Magazine podcast series brought to you by Wells Fargo. In this episode, Tami Hudson, EVP & Cybersecurity Client Officer at Wells Fargo, joins host Steve Morgan to discuss best practices for maturing a cybersecurity program to account for an evolving threat landscape. For generations, Wells Fargo has been helping people go further. From exchanging gold coins for paper checks to enabling online transactions, Wells Fargo is continually innovating so their customers can get ahead. To learn more about our sponsor, visit https://wellsfargo.com

Building Interest, Presented by Leader Bank
Episode 5: The Evolving World of Business and Government Banking

Building Interest, Presented by Leader Bank

Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 21:55


 With three decades of experience in banking, Leader Bank Senior Vice President of Business and Government Banking Marc Romvos has seen a lot in his day. A technological revolution is currently underway in the realm of business and government banking, and Marc joins host Scott Barboza to discuss these advances and how they are impacting a range of banking sectors including government, business, venture capital, property management and professional and medical services.

Legacy & Legends
5E from Old School Evolving D&D

Legacy & Legends

Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 16:35


We continue our conversation about genres of Role Playing Games with Len from Miami today and talk about some differences between classic and modern D&D --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/wobbliesandwizards/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/wobbliesandwizards/support

Radio Advisory
114: The evolving world of clinical evidence

Radio Advisory

Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 34:53


The life sciences part of health care isn't just drugmakers and medical device companies—data and evidence coming from life sciences is critical to the entire health care ecosystem. In this episode, Rachel Woods sits down with Advisory Board's Solomon Banjo and Pam Divack, and SVP of Optum Life Sciences Lou Brooks, to talk about the evolving role of evidence and how evidence impacts all parts of the health care ecosystem. Links: What is changing life sciences market dynamics in 2022? [Webinar] The evolving market for real-world evidence The top customer trends that life sciences leaders need to know about in 2022 Get the Daily Briefing newsletter in your inbox. Subscribe now.

Soulfulvalley Podcast
Enough Poem by Katie Carey

Soulfulvalley Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 4:18


Connect with Katie at https://www.soulfulvalley.com Join Katie's mailing list here to be the first to know about opportunities to collaborate with her Podcast Guest & Author Opportunities | Soulful Valley You can support the podcast with a donation here: https://soulfulvalley.com/supportthepodcast/ You can buy Evolving on Purpose Kindle / Ebook (you don't need a kindle to access, it can be read on any device)  on Amazon UK here: Kindle / Ebook UK Paperback UK here: Paperback on Amazon USA here: USA Kindle / Ebook Paperback USA here: USA Paperback The rest of the world type Evolving on Purpose into the searchbar on your Amazon site.  If you have read the book we would be grateful if you could leave us an amazon Review.  Also don't forget to rate and review this podcast. You can find Katie's Amazon Author profile here: Katie Carey Amazon Author Profile

Rich and Daily
The Evolving Trial of Johnny Depp & Amber Heard

Rich and Daily

Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 12:44


Things are getting heated, Richies. The trial between actors Johnny Depp and Amber Heard is three weeks in, and it feels like the whole world is watching. Johnny says Amber's 2018 Washington Post op-ed about surviving domestic abuse is the reason his acting career tanked. Now he's asking her to pay up for all the work he lost. And after spending four days on the witness stand, Johnny's testimony is winning him favor in the court of public opinion. But with Amber set to take the stand on Wednesday, there's still so much ahead.Listen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App.Support us by supporting our sponsors!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Don't Cut Your Own Bangs
David's Hot Takes: Navigating Parenthood, Marriage & an Evolving Relationship

Don't Cut Your Own Bangs

Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 81:47


When you're caught up in the details of everyday life, it can be easy to “forget” how remarkable our loved ones are because we're around them so much. By dedicating time for interruption-free discussion that might not happen organically over dinner, we can reconnect in important ways. So I thought it would be fun to “check in” with my husband, David Dellen, and share that discussion with you. Since having a baby in the last year, our relationship has changed and evolved in ways we anticipated and in ways we did not. We discuss: Adapting to changing priorities   Managing an evolving relationship Making adjustments in communication  Whether you're a new parent or not, these themes will resonate with anyone interested in making the most of life with their partner.  Did you enjoy the episode? If so, please rate, review, and subscribe to the podcast. Your feedback helps me increase the value of these discussions for you. Did you enjoy the episode? If so, please remember to rate, review & subscribe to the podcast. Grab a copy of the Treasured Journal HERE Ways to connect with me: Website: danielleireland.com Instagram: @danielleireland_LCSW Facebook: @danielleireland_LCSW

Data Engineering Podcast
Evolving And Scaling The Data Platform at Yotpo

Data Engineering Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 64:10


Building a data platform is an iterative and evolutionary process that requires collaboration with internal stakeholders to ensure that their needs are being met. Yotpo has been on a journey to evolve and scale their data platform to continue serving the needs of their organization as it increases the scale and sophistication of data usage. In this episode Doron Porat and Liran Yogev explain how they arrived at their current architecture, the capabilities that they are optimizing for, and the complex process of identifying and evaluating new components to integrate into their systems. This is an excellent exploration of the decisions and tradeoffs that need to be made while building such a complex system.

Taking Back Your Power
The "New" Me and The Truth Behind Evolving (Solo Episode)

Taking Back Your Power

Play Episode Listen Later May 1, 2022 50:33


Click here to enroll in the Goddess Reset Program: https://bit.ly/TheGoddessReset Use Code: takingbackyourpower for 25% off! Follow Taking Back Your Power on Instagram: @TakingBackYourPower For more content, please visit my YouTube Channel: YouTube.com/IsabelPalacios Follow me! Instagram: @IsabelvPalacios Twitter: @IsabelvPalacios For business inquiries ONLY: contactisabelvp@gmail.com --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

DK Pittsburgh Sports Radio
Pirates Fan Forum: The constantly evolving roster

DK Pittsburgh Sports Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 30, 2022 54:34


On this episode Gary Morgan and Jim Stamm welcome Aly Cohen of AT&T Sports Network onto the show. With the current Pirates roster already sporting quite a few of young players, how much more change can fans expect to see? Will Mason Martin, Oneil Cruz, Roansy Contreras, etc. see the bigs sooner rather than later? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Achieve Your Goals with Hal Elrod
427: Evolving Toward Emotional Enlightenment

Achieve Your Goals with Hal Elrod

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 71:01


What does it mean to move from emotional reactivity to Emotional Enlightenment? How do you go from unconsciously allowing outside forces to determine your emotional state to consciously choosing which emotion best serves you in any given moment or situation? For over 20 years, this has been an area of focus for me. I've learned how to accept what I can't change, to experience painful emotions in a state of peace and extract maximum value from them, and move on as soon as it makes sense to do so. In this episode, I want to share with you why Emotional Enlightenment matters. I want to talk about the tools and paradigms that helped me take control of my emotional state, teach you how to optimize yours, and give you the opportunity to experience a guided emotional optimization meditation–something I've never done on the podcast before. KEY TAKEAWAYS Why every painful emotion we've ever experienced is self-created. How the five-minute rule and the Can't Change It philosophy led to breakthroughs in my life. Why being in a state of peace diminishes our emotional pain and makes tragedy, trauma, and loss easier to navigate. How emotional invincibility can become a handicap–and the extraordinary challenge I faced that led me to emotional enlightenment. How emotional optimization meditation works, why I love it, and how to do it. Get The Full Show Notes To get full access to today's show notes, including audio, transcript, and links to all the resources mentioned, visit HalElrod.com/427 Subscribe, Rate & Review I would love if you could subscribe to the podcast and leave an honest rating & review. This will encourage other people to listen and allow us to grow as a community. The bigger we get as a community, the bigger the impact we can have on the world. To subscribe, rate, and review the podcast on iTunes, visit HalElrod.com/iTunes. Connect with Hal Elrod Facebook Twitter Instagram YouTube

BiggerPockets Real Estate Podcast
601: Why Hitting Your “Goals” Isn't Enough & Where 95% of Investors Unknowingly Fail

BiggerPockets Real Estate Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 66:38


What makes a millionaire mindset? Everyone knows what it takes to become successful: hard work, grit, tenacity, and (usually) some form of intelligence. But with so many people (real estate investors specifically) working hard, day in and day out, why aren't we seeing a plethora of unbelievably successful individuals? It turns out, the problem isn't within the system of building wealth, but the individual.Jason Drees, mindset coach and author of Do the Impossible, has seen numerous individuals come to him confused, doubtful, and wanting to do more. Within a matter of years or even months, these individuals poised on success attain things that would take most people many lifetimes. So what's the difference between a massively successful investor and a moderately successful one?In today's show, Jason breaks down the alchemy behind building a business, a life you love, and massive wealth. He even takes a break to coach David and Rob on their future business plans, uncovering some roadblocks and new paths that they never even knew existed. If you've been stuck in analysis paralysis, or simply have a goal to get to fast, this is the episode to not only listen to but take notes and review so you can grow as well.In This Episode We Cover:Why 95% of real estate investors aren't aiming high enough (and how it's hurting them)Evolving your mindset after hitting a goal, no matter how smallHitting unknown goals and looking for accomplishments that excite youUsing your emotion to navigate success and listening to your internal guidanceWalking the path to greatness instead of settling for successHow to “Frame” your goals, plus a live example with David and RobAnd So Much More!Links from the ShowBiggerPockets ForumsBiggerPockets Youtube ChannelBiggerpockets BookstoreBrandon's InstagramTony Robbins's WebsiteTony Robbins Life CoachingDavid's InstagramThe David Greene Team's TikTok ProfileRob's InstagramRob's Youtube ChannelRob's TikTok ProfileConnect with Jason:Jason's Company WebsiteJason's InstagramCheck the full show notes here: https://www.biggerpockets.com/blog/real-estate-601See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.