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Magnesium is essential for the immune system, including in the fight against cancer University of Basel (Switzerland), January 19, 2022 Previous studies have shown that cancerous growths spread faster in the bodies of mice when the animals received a low-magnesium diet – and that their defense against flu viruses was also impaired. However, there has so far been little research into how exactly this mineral affects the immune system. Now, researchers have discovered that T cells can eliminate abnormal or infected cells efficiently only in a magnesium-rich environment. Specifically, magnesium is important for the function of a T cell surface protein called LFA-1. (NEXT) More lycopene linked to longer lives for people with metabolic syndrome University of Nebraska Medical Center, January 16, 2022 Higher blood levels of lycopene may reduce the risk of mortality in people with metabolic syndrome, says a new study from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Lycopene is an antioxidant that is present in red- and pink-colored fruits and vegetables. As well as being used as a food coloring, it is also used in supplements and functional foods and beverages. New data published in Nutrition Research suggests that higher serum levels of lycopene were associated with greater survival times for people with metabolic syndrome, compared to low serum levels. (NEXT) Too much sugar during adolescence may alter brain's reward circuits European Journal of Neuroscience, January 19, 2022 A new study in rats may provide significant insights into the long-term impacts of over-consumption of sugary foods during adolescence. The study shows that the enjoyment of such foods later in adulthood is reduced in those who over-consumed early in life. Investigators found that this decrease in reward relates to reduced activity in one of the key hubs of the brain's reward circuitry, called the nucleus accumbens. Such long-lasting alterations could have important implications for reward-related disorders such as substance abuse or eating disorders. (NEXT) Unveiled the epigenetic mechanism by which vitamin D modulates the tolerance of the immune system Josep Carreras Leukaemia Research Institute (Germany), January 19, 2022 In autoimmunity, the mechanisms that guarantee that our defense system does not attack our own body - tolerance to oneself - does not work properly. Multiple sclerosis, which affects one in every 1,000 people in Spain, is a serious autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks the myelin sheath of some types of neurons, causing progressive neurological disability. Dr. Esteban Ballestar, leader of the Epigenetics and immune diseases group at the Josep Carrreras Leukaemia Research Institute, and Dr. Eva Martínez-Cáceres, leader of the Immunopathology group at the IGTP-Hospital Germans Trias i Pujol, have recently published in the prestigious journal Cell Reports the mechanism by which vitamin D activates the tolerance program of dendritic cells. (NEXT) Study links poor sleep in seniors to more severe arteriosclerosis University of Toronto, January 19, 2022 Poor sleep quality in older people is associated with more severe arteriosclerosis in the brain as well as a greater burden of oxygen-starved tissue (infarcts) in the brain, both of which can contribute to the risk of stroke and cognitive impairment, according to the newest findings reported in the American Heart Association's journal Stroke. The relationship between cardiovascular disease and so-called "fragmented" sleep has been studied in the past, but this is the first study to look specifically for an association between sleep fragmentation and detailed microscopic measures of blood vessel damage and infarcts in autopsied brain tissue from the same individuals. Fragmented sleep occurs when sleep is interrupted by repeated awakenings or arousals. In this study, sleep was disrupted on average almost seven times per hour. Researchers found that greater sleep fragmentation was associated with 27 percent higher odds of having severe arteriosclerosis. Moreover, for each additional two arousals during one hour of sleep, researchers reported a 30 percent increase in the odds that subjects had visible signs of oxygen deprivation in their brain. (OTHER NEWS) America's New Class War Chris Hedges, January 18, 2022 There is one last hope for the United States. It does not lie in the ballot box. It lies in the union organizing and strikes by workers at Amazon, Starbucks, Uber, Lyft, John Deere, Kellogg, the Special Metals plant in Huntington, West Virginia, owned by Berkshire Hathaway, the Northwest Carpenters Union, Kroger, teachers in Chicago, West Virginia, Oklahoma and Arizona, fast-food workers, hundreds of nurses in Worcester, Massachusetts, and the members of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees. Organized workers, often defying their timid union leadership, are on the march across the United States. Over four million workers, about 3% of the work force, mostly from accommodation and food services, healthcare and social assistance, transportation, housing, and utilities have walked away from jobs, rejecting poor pay along with punishing and risky working conditions. There is a growing consensus – 68% in a recent Gallup poll with that number climbing to 77% of those between the ages of 18 and 34 – that the only way left to alter the balance of power and force concessions from the ruling capitalist class is to mobilize and strike, although only 9% of the U.S. work force is unionized. Forget the woke Democrats. This is a class war. The Democratic Party will not push through the kind of radical New Deal reforms that in the 1930s staved off fascism and communism. Its empty political theater, which stretches back to the Clinton administration, was on full display in Atlanta when Biden called for revoking the filibuster to pass the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, knowing that his chances of success are zero. Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, along with several of the state's voting rights groups, boycotted the event in a very public rebuke. They were acutely aware of Biden's cynical ploy. When the Democrats were in the minority, they clung to the filibuster like a life raft. Then Sen. Barack Obama, along with other Democrats, campaigned for it to remain in place. And a few days ago, the Democratic leadership employed the filibuster to block legislation proposed by Sen. Ted Cruz. The Democrats have been full partners in the dismantling of our democracy, refusing to banish dark and corporate money from the electoral process and governing, as Obama did, through presidential executive actions, agency “guidance,” notices and other regulatory dark matter that bypass Congress. The Democrats, who helped launch and perpetuate our endless wars, were also co-architects of trade deals such as NAFTA, expanded surveillance of citizens, militarized police, the largest prison system in the world and a raft of anti-terrorism laws such as Special Administrative Measures (SAMs) that abolish nearly all rights, including due process and attorney-client privilege, to allow suspects to be convicted and imprisoned with secret evidence they and their lawyers are not permitted to see. The squandering of staggering resources to the military — $777.7 billion a year — passed in the Senate with an 89-10 vote and in the House of Representatives with a 363-70 vote, coupled with the $80 billion spent annually on the intelligence agencies has made the military and the intelligence services, many run by private contractors such as Booz Allen Hamilton, nearly omnipotent. The Democrats long ago walked out on workers and unions. The Democratic governor of Maine, Janet Mills, for example, killed a bill a few days ago that would have allowed farm workers in the state to unionize. On all the major structural issues there is no difference between the Republicans and the Democrats. The longer the Democratic Party does not deliver real reforms to ameliorate the economic hardship, exacerbated by soaring inflation rates, the more it feeds the frustration of many of its supporters, widespread apathy (there are 80 million eligible voters, a third of the electorate, who do not cast ballots) and the hatred of the “liberal” elites stoked by Donald Trump's cultish Republican Party. Its signature infrastructure package, Build Back Better, when you read the fine print, is yet another infusion of billions of government money into corporate bank accounts. This should not surprise anyone, given who funds and controls the Democratic Party. The rapacious pillage by the elites, many of whom bankroll the Democratic Party, has accelerated since the financial crash of 2008 and the pandemic. Wall Street banks recorded record profits for 2021. As the Financial Times noted, they milked the underwriting fees from Fed-based borrowing and profited from mergers and acquisitions. They have pumped their profits, fueled by roughly $5 trillion in Fed spending since the beginning of the pandemic, as Matt Taibbi points out, into massive pay bonuses and stock buybacks. “The bulk of this new wealth—most—is being converted into compensation for a handful of executives,” Taibbi writes. “Buybacks have also been rampant in defense, pharmaceuticals, and oil & gas, all of which also just finished their second straight year of record, skyrocketing profits. We're now up to about 745 billionaires in the U.S., who've collectively seen their net worth grow about $2.1 trillion to $5 trillion since March 2020, with almost all that wealth increase tied to the Fed's ballooning balance sheet.” Kroger is typical. The corporation, which operates some 2,800 stores under different brands, including Baker's, City Market, Dillons, Food 4 Less, Foods Co., Fred Meyer, Fry's, Gerbes, Jay C Food Store, King Soopers, Mariano's, Metro Market, Pay-Less Super Markets, Pick'n Save, QFC, Ralphs, Ruler and Smith's Food and Drug, earned $4.1 billion in profits in 2020. By the end of the third quarter of 2021, it had $2.28 billion in cash, an increase of $399 million in the first quarter of 2020. Kroger CEO Rodney McMullen made over $22 million, nearly doubling the $12 million he made in 2018. This is over 900 times the salary of the average Kroger worker. Kroger in the first three quarters of 2021 also spent an estimated $1.3 billion on stock buybacks. Class struggle defines most of human history. Marx got this right. It is not a new story. The rich, throughout history, have found ways to subjugate and re-subjugate the masses. And the masses, throughout history, have cyclically awoken to throw off their chains. (NEXT) Was Peter Daszak Working For The Central Intelligence Agency? Kanekoa, January 18, 2022 “We found other coronaviruses in bats, a whole host of them, some of them looked very similar to SARS. So we sequenced the spike protein: the protein that attaches to cells. Then we… Well, I didn't do this work, but my colleagues in China did the work. You create pseudo particles, you insert the spike proteins from those viruses, see if they bind to human cells. At each step of this, you move closer and closer to this virus could really become pathogenic in people. You end up with a small number of viruses that really do look like killers." This statement was said by EcoHealth Alliance President Peter Daszak at a 2016 forum discussing “emerging infectious diseases and the next pandemic”. Daszak, who received more than $118 million in grants and contracts from federal agencies, including $53 million from USAID, $42 million from DOD, and $15 million from HHS, appeared to boast about the manipulation of “killer” SARS-like coronaviruses carried out by his “colleagues in China” at the now infamous Wuhan Institute of Virology. According to investigative research done by independent-journalist Sam Husseini and The Intercept, much of the money awarded to EcoHealth Alliance did not focus on health or ecology, but rather on biowarfare, bioterrorism, and other dangerous uses of deadly pathogens. EcoHealth Alliance received the majority of its funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), a State Department subsidiary that serves as a frequent cover for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Their second largest source of funding was from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), which is a branch of the Department of Defense (DOD) which states it is tasked to “counter and deter weapons of mass destruction and improvised threat networks.” The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has a long history of acting as a contract vehicle for various CIA covert activities. With an annual budget of over $27 billion and operations in over 100 countries, one former USAID director, John Gilligan, once admitted it was “infiltrated from top to bottom with CIA people.” Gilligan explained that “the idea was to plant operatives in every kind of activity we had overseas; government, volunteer, religious, every kind.” From 2009 to 2019, USAID partnered with EcoHealth Alliance on their PREDICT program which identified over 1,200 new viruses, including over 160 coronavirus strains; trained roughly 5,000 people around the world to identify new diseases; and improved or developed 60 research laboratories. What better way for the CIA to collect intelligence on the world's biological warfare capabilities? Dr. Andrew Huff received his Ph.D. in Environmental Health specializing in emerging diseases before becoming an Associate Vice President at EcoHealth Alliance, where he developed novel methods of bio-surveillance, data analytics, and visualization for disease detection. On January 12, 2022, Dr. Andrew Huff issued a public statement (on Twitter) in which he claimed, Peter Daszak, the President of EcoHealth Alliance, told him that he was working for the CIA. Dr. Huff continued, “…I wouldn't be surprised if the CIA / IC community orchestrated the COVID coverup acting as an intermediary between Fauci, Collins, Daszak, Baric, and many others. At best, it was the biggest criminal conspiracy in US history by bureaucrats or political appointees.” In February 2020, Daszak told University of North Carolina coronavirus researcher Dr. Ralph Baric that they should not sign the statement condemning the lab-leak theory so that it seems more independent and credible. “You, me and him should not sign this statement, so it has some distance from us and therefore doesn't work in a counterproductive way,” Daszak wrote. More unredacted emails have revealed that while these scientists held the private belief that the lab release was the most likely scenario, they still worked to seed the natural origin narrative for the public through the papers published in Nature Medicineand The Lancet. If Dr. Andrew Huff is telling the truth, Fauci, Collins, and Daszak might be covering up the lab origin not only for themselves, but also for the Central Intelligence Agency, the Department of Defense, and the U.S. Government.
Jo Ellison is the editor for The Financial Times' supplement How To Spend It, she was previously the features editor at British Vogue. We chat with her from her home in London about the shakeup at big M&M, Chris knowing about the Shakti Mat 8 years ago, how car insurance is like gofundme for car repair, common British slang, how Jo fancies herself a skilled golfer without having played the gentleman's game yet, how to deal with weight gain after quitting cigarettes, the male biological clock, And Just Like That, learning about the children of Euphoria, Miami swim week, the end of physical fashion show invites, and we give Jo some edits on her Twitter bio. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/howlonggone/support
The Sue Gray report is imminent, Tory backbenchers are sending in their letters to the 1922 committee, and Bury North MP Christian Wakeford has defected to Labour. Is Boris Johnson a dead man walking, or can he really ride this out? Plus, we discuss the Government's latest attack on the BBC, and how to fund the national broadcaster in the age of streaming. The Financial Times' Chief Features Writer Henry Mance is our special guest this week. “Johnson must have thought he was home free, then on the last question David Davis called for his resignation in the strongest terms.” - Alex Andreou “Christian Wakeford having a majority of only 402 in a red wall seat is probably a motivating factor in him having switched.” - Minnie Rahman “Older MPs rebelled against Cameron and May, yet they now think they're in a position to tell newer MPs ‘you shouldn't rebel'.” - Henry Mance “Attacks on the BBC are incoherent, the Government want it to be a patriotic national broadcaster, yet they also want it to be like Netflix.” - Henry Mance www.patreon.com/ohgodwhatnow Presented by Dorian Lynskey with Minnie Rahman and Alex Andreou. Produced by Andrew Harrison. Assistant producers: Jacob Archbold and Jelena Sofronijevic. Audio production by Alex Rees. OH GOD, WHAT NOW? is a Podmasters production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Episode 184: Robin Wigglesworth: Unpacking and Understanding Trillions Episode 184: Show Notes. We have often spoken about the book Trillions on the show, and in today's episode, we are lucky enough to interview the author, Robin Wigglesworth. We get to speak to Robin about his book and some of its central and most interesting ideas, while touching on other subjects too. Listeners will definitely come away with some enriched perspective, and hearing Robin's thoughtful and articulate answers was an absolute pleasure for us. Our guest is also the Global Financial Correspondent for the Financial Times, with his contributions to the publication being well worth keeping up with. After distilling some of the history of index investing, Mac McQuown, Jack Bogle, and the building blocks of what we do here at the Rational Reminder, Robin is generous enough to also comment on crypto, tech disruption, private equity, ESG investing, and more. This episode ties in so well with previous conversations we have had and Robin's dedication to his craft as a financial writer is truly inspiring, join us to hear it all. Key Points From This Episode: Simple reasons for why index funds are the best option for investors. [0:02:40.1] Tracing the roots of the culture of stock picking. [0:05:52.7] The initial intellectual push that the idea of index fund received from Wells Fargo. [0:10:44.4] Touching on some of the important yet lesser-known characters in the history. [0:15:05.8] Robin unpacks the evolution that Jack Bogle went through in the 1960s. [0:17:40.1] Jack Bogle's real superpower and getting to grips with the essence of his philosophy. [0:22:33.4] The important relationship between Dimension and Vanguard. [0:25:42.7] Differentiating between factor investing and total mark indexing. [0:29:24.5] Robin's thoughts on where we are currently with an imaginary alpha. [0:32:46.3] Reasons for Jack Bogle's decision to avoid embracing ETFs early on. [0:35:28.7] Why Robin stands by the idea that markets are not efficient. [0:37:31.8] The impact of bond ETFs on the future of the market. [0:42:48.1] Concerns around proxy votes at bigger asset managers. [0:48:34.4] Some thoughts from Robin about ESG investing and its value. [0:52:17.7] The skepticism that Robin still holds about cryptocurrency and its disruptive characteristics. [0:57:45.2] The example of Albania that Robin has used in his book to illustrate a point about crypto. [1:02:47.6] Looking at the trend towards private equity in the financial world. [1:09:23.4] Robin's own definition of success: the feeling of doing a good job. [1:17:46.6]
James Altucher is an American hedge-fund manager, author, podcaster and entrepreneur who has founded or cofounded over 20 companies. He has published 20 books and is a contributor to publications including The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, TechCrunch, and The Huffington Post. James joins Nick to talk about the definition of entrepreneurship itself, how technology is impacting the way we think and learn, how mind-set and risk management can help us to make better decisions, and why failure should always be seen as the first step towards achieving success. KEY TAKEAWAYS Entrepreneurship is often defined as a great idea taken to market through careful investing and promotion, but there are many facets to entrepreneurship. Even revamping existing concerns can be defined as such. We only have so much time on this earth, and so it is always best to apply our finite resource of time to pursuits that matter to us, personally, and which bring us the greatest rewards. Investing is a path to wealth, but we have to temper our ambitions with a good deal of risk management. We can't win big without speculation, but always do your best to make the bets as safe as possible. When we fail, we learn. Lessons stick with us if they are gained through failure. Sometimes, the power of these lessons is far greater than if they had come through a win. BEST MOMENTS 'I learned so much more from YouTube videos than I ever did from my teachers in school' 'You have to try a lot of things to know what you love doing' 'You only live once' 'Failure is the pathway to success? Failure sucks!' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment James Altucher - https://jamesaltucher.com ABOUT THE HOST Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes' business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick's Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB Nick's Facebook group: scaleup.vip/community Nick's LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
This is one of the most wide-ranging, comprehensive episodes we've ever had. Simon Mundy, who serves as the Moral Money editor of the Financial Times, spent years traveling through 26 countries on six continents finding a diverse set of stories and people who represent many of the massive shifts underway around the globe. In his new book, Race For Tomorrow: Survival, Innovation, And Profit On The Front Lines Of The Climate Crisis, he details those travels and the vast disparities and outcomes people are experiencing as unjust global transformations occur. We talk about ancient Mammoth tusk hunting in Siberia, Cobalt mining in the Congo, breakthrough innovation in Iceland, climate displacement in the Philippines, and much, much more. Read Race For Tomorrow: Survival, Innovation, And Profit On The Front Lines Of The Climate Crisis Subscribe to our Substack newsletter "The Climate Weekly": https://theclimateweekly.substack.com/ As always, follow us @climatepod on Twitter and email us at email@example.com. Our music is "Gotta Get Up" by The Passion Hifi, check out his music at thepassionhifi.com. Rate, review and subscribe to this podcast on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, and more! Subscribe to our new YouTube channel! Join our Facebook group.
Show #1346 If you get any value from this podcast please consider supporting my work on Patreon. Plus all Patreon supporters get their own unique ad-free podcast feed. Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Tuesday 18th January. It's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. Thank you to MYEV.com for helping make this show, they've built the first marketplace specifically for Electric Vehicles. It's a totally free marketplace that simplifies the buying and selling process, and help you learn about EVs along the way too. Welcome to a new Patreon Executive Producer DAVID DYSART FRANCE: MORE THAN 315,000 PLUG-IN ELECTRIC CARS WERE SOLD IN 2021 - The French car market closed the year 2021 with over 1.65 million new registrations - the plug-in electric segment expanded significantly to over 315,000 units (up 62% year-over-year). - Passenger BEVs: 162,106 - up 46% Passenger PHEVs: 141,234 - up 88% - more than 780,000 plug-ins were sold in France since 2010, including almost 500,000 all-electric cars. - The three top all-electric passenger models are: Tesla Model 3: 24,911 Renault ZOE: 23,573 (plus 2,127 commercial versions) Peugeot e-208: 17,859 (plus 1,090 commercial versions) Original Source : https://insideevs.com/news/561101/france-plugin-car-sales-2021 BATTERY ELECTRIC CAR SALES FINALLY OVERTOOK THE DIESEL INSTITUTION IN EUROPE - Battery-electric car sales overtook diesel for the first time in Europe, the Financial Times reported Sunday. - This is an important milestone, as diesel has been the default choice for European car buyers for decades. Registrations of new "electrified" vehicles—including hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and battery-electric cars combined—pushed past diesel in September 2020, but this is the first time battery-electric models have outsold diesels on their own, the report said. - In December 2021, more than one fifth of new cars sold across 18 European markets were all-electric, while diesel cars (including diesel hybrids) accounted for less than 19% of sales, according to the report, which is based on data compiled by the Financial Times and independent auto analyst Matthias Schmidt. - 176,000 battery-electric vehicles were sold in Western Europe that month, compared to around 160,000 diesel cars, the report said. That total is also an all-time record for European EV sales, and is more than 6% higher than the comparable figure for December 2020, according to the report. Original Source : https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1134774_battery-electric-car-sales-finally-overtook-the-diesel-institution-in-europe KIA REVEALS NEW NIRO - Kia has unveiled the all-new Niro, which will go on sale later this year. The Niro will be offered with a hybrid, plug-in hybrid and electric powertrain, like its predecessor. It features a new exterior design that follows the styling of the new Sportage, while the interior is similar to that of the EV6. - the new Niro has a larger body that provides more interior space and storage capacity. It's 65mm longer, 20mm wider and 10mm taller than the outgoing Niro. The wheelbase has also grown by 20mm. - So far, we only have information on the Hybrid. Original Source : https://www.fleetnews.co.uk/news/manufacturer-news/2022/01/18/kia-reveals-new-niro CHINESE BATTERY MAKER CATL LAUNCHES BATTERY SWAP SERVICE FOR ELECTRIC CARS - At its first online launch event, Contemporary Amperex Energy Service Technology Ltd. (CAES), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Ltd. (CATL), launched on Tuesday a new service for electric vehicles called EVOGO featuring modular battery swapping. - Comprised of battery blocks, fast battery swap stations and an app, EVOGO will be first launched in ten cities - Choco-SEB is compatible with 80 percent of BEV platform-based vehicle models currently available on the global market, and all BEV platform-based models to be released within the next three years around the world. - With a footprint equivalent to three parking spaces, a standard EVOGO battery swap station can house up to 48 Choco-SEBs and allows one-minute swapping for a single battery block, ensuring fully charged batteries for customers at any time without a long wait. Moreover, EVOGO offers a variety of swap stations to suit the climates of different regions. - the swap stations can match all vehicle models by different OEMs that use Choco-SEBs, allowing a freer choice of vehicle models for battery swaps. Original Source : https://pandaily.com/chinese-battery-maker-catl-launches-battery-swap-service-for-electric-cars/ NIO ANNOUNCES ITS FIRST EV FIRMWARE UPDATES OUTSIDE OF CHINA - NIO began shipping its ES8 SUV to Europe for the first time last year, beginning with Norway. - Now NIO has pushed out its first over-the-air firmware update for its vehicle in Norway, including the ability to change the vehicle's system language to English or Norwegian. It's the first time that NIO pushed an over-the-air firmware update (FOTA) to its electric vehicles outside of China. - The available English language settings in NIO's vehicle's will help support its expansion outside of China, as the company looks to take on Tesla and its domestic rival XPeng in the global EV market. - Aspen 3.0.5 NO has new features to improve user experience in cold weather, including a manual battery warmup feature and extending the duration of cabin preconditioning system, according to NIO. It also includes other user experience (UX) enhancements, such as a power assistant that helps drivers find nearby EV charging facilities - Following NIO's expansion to Norway, NIO said it plans to launch models in more European and North American countries. Each region will come with software and update services tailored to the local language and market, according to NIO. Original Source : https://www.futurecar.com/5136/Tesla-Challenger-NIO-Announces-its-First-EV-Firmware-Updates-Outside-of-China-Follows-the-Addition-of-an-English-Language-Option-for-Customers-in-Norway VW TO EXPAND BEV PRODUCTION IN CHINA - VW is significantly expanding its production capacities for electric cars in China. Together with the third MEB plant in Anhui, the annual production capacity will increase to up to 900,000 units in 2023, as VW China now reveals. - Until now, the production capacity of the plant in Anhui was not known. As the existing plants in Anting (by SAIC-VW) and Foshan (FAW-VW) are known to be designed for 300,000 units per year each, the third plant in Anhui will also come up to this production capacity. - Production capacity for MEB cars in China is already well above demand. Last year VW was able to deliver 70,625 ID. models in China. However, it must also be mentioned that VW only started deliveries of the ID.4 and later the ID.6 during the course of the year – towards the end of the year, deliveries increased after a slow start. Original Source : https://www.electrive.com/2022/01/17/vw-to-expand-bev-production-in-china/ ELON MUSK SAYS TESLA WILL ROLL OUT FSD BETA IN CANADA IN 2 TO 4 WEEKS - Elon Musk said Sunday that Tesla will roll out its Full Self-Driving (FSD) beta software in Canada within the next month. - The Tesla CEO first predicted in a tweet in December 2020 that the FSD beta would be extended to Canada "very soon." - Musk tweeted in November 2021 that FSD beta would maybe go live in Canada the following month but there were "no guarantees." - The timeline update on FSD release in Canada follows Musk's announcement in early January about Tesla raising the price of FSD software from $10,000 to $12,000. Original Source : https://www.businessinsider.com/elon-musk-tesla-roll-out-fsd-beta-canada-weeks-autopilot-2022-1?utm_source=pocket_mylist&r=US&IR=T TESLA INKS DEAL TO GET KEY BATTERY COMPONENT OUTSIDE CHINA Original Source : https://www.cnbc.com/2022/01/17/tesla-inks-deal-to-get-key-battery-component-outside-china.html NEW YORK TIMES AD WARNS AGAINST TESLA'S “FULL SELF-DRIVING" Original Source : https://techcrunch.com/2022/01/17/new-york-times-ad-warns-against-teslas-full-self-driving/ RJ Scaringe (@RJScaringe) / Twitter - Love when these quality inspectors come to check on production ramp! · Original Source : https://twitter.com/RJScaringe CAN ANYONE SATISFY AMAZON'S CRAVING FOR ELECTRIC VANS? Original Source : https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/18/technology/amazon-electric-vans.html?utm_source=pocket_mylist RIMAC TECHNOLOGY OFFICIALLY BECOMES ITS OWN ENTITY Original Source : https://www.rimac-automobili.com/media/press-releases/rimac-technology-officially-becomes-its-own-entity/ QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM What TV, Print or Digital advertising have you seen for EVs recently which you noticed, or thought was memorable? Email me your answer now: firstname.lastname@example.org It would mean a lot if you could take 2mins to leave a quick review on whichever platform you download the podcast. And if you have an Amazon Echo, download our Alexa Skill, search for EV News Daily and add it as a flash briefing. Come and say hi on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter just search EV News Daily, have a wonderful day, I'll catch you tomorrow and remember…there's no such thing as a self-charging hybrid. 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Retirement planning entails a series of important decisions, including lifestyle decisions with long-lasting consequences. My guest today, economist Larry Kotlikoff, discusses his new book, Money Magic: An Economist's Secrets to More Money,Less Risk, and a Better Life, and how to make smarter lifestyle decisions by understanding the true price tags for each of them. See below for Larry Kotlikoff's full bio and links to learn more. _________________________ Retirement Wisdom is partnering with One Day University to bring you a FREE live-streamed talk with renowned Amherst Professor Catherine Sanderson, on January 18th, at 7 pm ET | 6pm CT | 4 pm PT. Professor Sanderson will present a live-streamed, one-hour version of her most popular course, Positive Psychology: The Science of Happiness, including time for Q&A in real-time. If you can't tune in live, everyone who RSVPs will receive a link to watch the class anytime they want. To RSVP today for this free class, just visit: www.onedayu.com/retirementwisdom __________________________ Bio Laurence J. Kotlikoff is a William Fairfield Warren Professor at Boston University, a Professor of Economics at Boston University, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Fellow of the Econometric Society, a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, President of Economic Security Planning, Inc., a company specializing in financial planning software, a Research Associate of the Gaidar Institute, and a Research Fellow of the Goodman Institute.Kotlikoff is also a New York Times Best Selling author. The Economist Magazine ranked Kotlikoff one of the world's 25 most influential economists. His website is Professor Kotlikoff received his B.A. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1973 and his Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University in 1977. From 1977 through 1983, Kotlikoff served on the faculties of economics of the University of California, Los Angeles and Yale University. In 1981-82 Professor Kotlikoff was a Senior Economist with the President's Council of Economic Advisers. Professor Kotlikoff's writings and research address personal finance, inequality, taxation, Social Security, climate change, investing, healthcare, deficits, and insurance. Professor Kotlikoff is author or co-author of 20 books, hundreds of professional journal articles, and a multitude of op eds and blogs. His most recent books are Money Magic: An Economist's Secrets to More Money,Less Risk and a Better Life, You're Hired, Get What's Yours – the Revised Secrets to Maxing Out Your Social Security (a NY Times Best Seller co-authored with Philip Moeller and Paul Solman), The Clash of Generations (co-authored with Scott Burns), The Economic Consequences of the Vickers Commission, Jimmy Stewart Is Dead, Spend ‘Til the End, (co-authored with Scott Burns), Generational Policy (MIT Press), The Healthcare Fix, and The Coming Generational Storm (co-authored with Scott Burns). Kotlikoff's columns have appeared in The NY Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Hill, The Financial Times, The Times of London, Forbes, CBNC, Bloomberg, PBS NewsHour, The Dallas News, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, the Seattle Times, Vox, Fortune, Seeking Alpha, Yahoo.com, VoxEU, Huffington Post, and other leading media. Kotlikoff has served as a consultant to the Federal Reserve, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the Harvard Institute for International Development, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the Swedish Ministry of Finance, the Norwegian Ministry of Finance, the Bank of Italy, the Bank of Japan, the Bank of England, the Government of Russia, the Government of Ukraine, the Government of Bolivia, the Government of Bulgaria, the Treasury of New Zealand, the Office of Management and Budget, the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Department of Labor, the Joint Committee on Taxation, The Commonwealth of Massachusetts,
If you've interacted with society in the last few few years, you'll probably agree that the world has become a meaner place. Is it still worth it to be kind and fair, or should we all succumb to fighting this invisible war?Today's guest is the NY Times bestselling author David Bodanis, who explores this question in his new leadership book titled The Art of Fairness: The Power of Decency in a World Turned Mean.The Financial Times writes that David's book "is a primer for anyone fed up of the prevailing meanness of society and looking for inspiration on how to be better," and that's exactly what we aimed to discuss to today.I spent 25 years in the corporate world dealing with backstabbers, politicians, executives, and the like. It is a tough life, and I believe work politics are the main reason people come from their jobs miserable. It's time to turn the tides on the toxic idea that bullying your way to the top should be considered success.David Bodanis was born in Chicago, lived in France for a decade, and now makes his home in London. He studied math, physics, and history at the University of Chicago and for many years taught the “Intellectual Toolkit” course at Oxford. His books include the New York Times bestseller, The Secret House, the bestselling E=mc², which was adapted into the PBS documentary Einstein's Big Idea, and the Royal Society Science Book of the Year Prize winner Electric Universe.Listen as we discuss:My time at Google and trying to succeed without making any enemies.Why honest conversations and answers are absolutely crucial.The malicious and the fake in corporate culture, and how to navigate it.How David stumbled into writing about Einstein, electricity, fairness, and other topics.Coming-of-age in a time far less defined by fear.The Golden Rule, as always, is number one.Sub-optimal peaks, and why billionaire's seem to ignore the suffering of the world.The Art of Fairness, and why the bully loses in the end.Everyone is a leader in their own domain, and empowering others is a win-win.Instagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialTwitter: @mgawdatLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comConnect with David Bodanis on Twitter @davidbodanis and his website, davidbodanis.comMy latest book Scary Smart is now available and has been voted one of the top 12 business books of 2021 by The Times and Sunday Times. Thanks for all of your support!And don't forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Sunday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy.
Matt and Nick's Quick Hits of the week include how climate change is impacting food prices (Food prices remain high into 2022 on shortages due to extreme weather | Financial Times (ft.com)),The UK's government protecting fossil fuel interests (invites fossil fuel companies to help write rulebook on climate-busting new oil drilling | The Independent),Rilu the Snow Leopard's death (Snow leopard dies after contracting Covid-19 at Illinois zoo - CNN),Pine trees and climate change in Patagonia (An imported tree fuels Patagonia's terrifying summer fires (nationalgeographic.com)),And the DiCaprio Tree discovered in Cameroon (Kew scientists name new tree after Leonardo DiCaprio - BBC News).The boys also joked about refinancing student loans, so here's Matt's referral code if you want to do that: https://refer.splashfinancial.com/l/1MATTHEWNOR03/
Leading the Customer Experience: How to Chart a Course and Deliver Outstanding Results by Brad Cleveland About the Book: Many organizations and leaders struggle to respond effectively to fast-evolving customer expectations driven by innovations in products, services, and technologies such as AI and mobile. Failing to build the necessary strategy, culture, and processes, they suffer from high costs, dissatisfied customers, and brand damage. The mandate to get customer experience right is real and urgent. Leading the Customer Experience is a guide to shaping experiences that win loyalty and deliver outstanding business results. It provides a bold, step-by-step approach that will get you and your team pointed in the right direction. And equipped to make sound decisions along the way. Leading the Customer Experience is easy to understand and imminently practical. It is based on the author's extensive experience both as a founding partner of one of the world's most influential customer management organizations, and his work with B2B and B2C organizations in the private and public sectors. The author's down-to-earth explanations cut through jargon and clutter, while stories and examples bring important principles to life. Leading the Customer Experience is relatable to anyone leading, managing, or aspiring to better understand the customer experience. About the Author: Brad Cleveland is known globally as one of today's foremost experts in customer strategy and management. A sought-after consultant and speaker, he has worked in 45 of the 50 U.S. states and over 60 countries, and his clients have included many of today's service leaders like Apple, American Express, and AT&T (and those are just some of the A's on his client list). He's also advised governments in the United States, Australia, and Canada. Brad's books and articles have been translated into over a dozen languages, and he is an instructor for LinkedIn Learning with featured courses on customer strategy and management, customer service leadership, and customer experience leadership. He has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Inc. Magazine, Forbes, U.S. News and World Report, CNN Money, the Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Financial Times, and the New York Times, as well as on major television networks (PBS, CNBC, Fox, MSNBC, and others), and NPR's All Things Considered. Brad was a founding partner and former CEO of the International Customer Management Institute (ICMI) now part of London-based Informa plc. And interesting facts – he is a licensed pilot, he once flew on the Concorde from London to New York, and he read the draft version of this book out loud to his wife and daughter for 10 hours straight while on a road trip! Click here for this episode's website page with the links mentioned during the interview... https://www.salesartillery.com/marketing-book-podcast/leading-customer-experience-brad-cleveland
Today's show is a search of quality real estate news in the mainstream media. I suppose it's also a critique of the Wall Street Journal. I've been reading the Wall Street Journal since I was a teenager. Yes, I know that sounds completely weird. As a teenager, I would go to the news stand and purchase the physical paper. Even if I was traveling in Europe as a kid, I would buy both the FT and the WSJ and the differences between the US edition and the European edition of the WSJ were readily apparent. I would also regularly buy the Sunday edition of the NY Times. I loved the fact that the NY Times Sunday edition was so thick it would take me an entire week to go through it. But today, much as I appreciate some of the reporting in the WSJ, I have to give them a failing grade for their real estate section. I went in search of more mainstream publications hoping to find something meaningful on real estate. Forbes Magazine, owned by publisher and libertarian Steve Forbes, sadly had little more to offer. Their real estate page was filled with stories of luxury properties. One article talked about exploring Paradise Valley, Arizona's most expensive zip code. I know that the Forbes Council on Real Estate has some esteemed members. But somehow the access to this talent has not translated into meaningful content in the publication. The Financial Times doesn't have a real estate section at all. Their reporting of economic and stock market news rivals the quality of the WSJ. But again, no commercial real estate news. Even Bloomberg News doesn't cover real estate. The latter is not that surprising because Bloomberg has its roots on Wall Street having developed the industry's fastest trading terminals for market traders.
Fred Reichheld is creator of the Net Promoter System, and the founder of Bain & Company's loyalty practice. He is the author of five books, including the New York Times bestseller, The Ultimate Question 2.0: How Net Promoter Companies Thrive in a Customer-Driven World. Fred is currently a fellow and senior advisory partner at Bain & Company, and his work on customer loyalty has been widely covered in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Financial Times, Fortune, and other media outlets. His most recent book, Winning on Purpose: The Unbeatable Strategy of Loving Customers, shows that enriching the lives of customers through love and care is the primary purpose of business. It is also the best way to ensure sustainable growth, happily fulfilled employees, and robust investor returns. He is Marcel Schwantes's guest this week on Love In Action. “Financials is what we guide our lives and measure our success by, pay bonuses on, and communicate to investors through, but it doesn't tell us when we've done meaningful work that's enriched the lives of our customers,” Fred shares. “It doesn't give us a balance sheet of all the lives we've enriched or diminished.” [6:39] According to a survey conducted by Bain, only 10% of senior executives surveyed said their business' primary purpose was their customers. “I'm stunned; the evidence is so clear that unless leaders inspire their teams to enrich the lives of customers, they're not going to [make things better],” Fred says. [10:19] Marcel asks Fred to define loving your customers. “I think love [is when] your happiness is primarily driven by the happiness you can create in your partner,” he responds. “‘Love thy neighbor as you love yourself' [means] your happiness comes out of your ability to make your neighbor happy… The Jesus idea of love is pretty close to the business idea of love: the more we can care for others and make their lives better, the happier we are. In a well-run business, the wealthier we get.” [14:34] When employees feel loved and cared for, they translate that into their performance, which leads to happy and satisfied customers, Marcel comments. Fred talks about how and why leaders should help their employees earn happiness through the reactions of their customers. [18:27] “The leader's primary job is to create a culture where the golden rule is dominant, and where people understand that winning is only going to happen for anyone when teams treat customers right and earn their loyalty,” Fred remarks. “Additionally, the teams are empowered to speak up when they see something going on that doesn't feel like it's consistent with their values.” [21:16] Marcel and Fred explore why ‘bad profits' are so prevalent. “It's because [leaders] are indicating that the reason we exist is to make shareholders rich; profits is our purpose,” Fred explains. “Or if they understand that customers are their purpose, they don't have the courage to speak up and say these things are toxic.” [23:14] “Net promoter is a tool to make teams happier,” Fred says. “It's a framework to think about living by the Golden Rule and choosing which people you want to have relationships with… if you choose your loyalties wisely, they shape your life and they define your legacy.” [30:47] Resources Fred Reichheld on LinkedIn | Twitter NetPromoterSystem.com Winning on Purpose: The Unbeatable Strategy of Loving Customers
World leaders have descended upon Austrian capital Vienna to participate in the ongoing nuclear deal being negotiated primarily between the United States and Iran. Today, MintPress spoke to Dr. Seyed Mohammad Marandi, Professor of English Literature and Orientalism at the University of Tehran. Dr. Marandi is currently in Vienna as part of the Iranian delegation.While corporate media often portray Iran as a recalcitrant pariah and the United States as a long-suffering broker in the situation, Dr. Marandi notes that it was actually the Trump administration that unilaterally walked away from the agreement. Furthermore, President Barack Obama refused to live up to his promise to remove financial sanctions against Iran. “Obama, from the very beginning, was violating the deal, the most important element of the deal, because the banking sector sanctions are the most important part of the deal,” Marandi told Mnar Adley today.Relations between the two countries fell to a new low two years ago this month, after the Trump administration carried out a successful drone strike against General and statesman Qassem Soleimani. While then-Secretary of State Mike Pompeo insisted that Soleimani was on the verge of carrying out an attack on Americans, the Iranian leader was, in fact, in Iraq on the invitation of Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi. Abdul-Mahdi specifically asked Trump for permission to invite Soleimani to his country. Trump acquiesced, then used the opportunity to kill him via a drone strike.In response, the Iraqi parliament passed a unanimous resolution on January 5 (with many abstentions), calling for the expulsion of all U.S. troops. Instead, the U.S. announced it would build a number of new bases on the Iranian border, ramping up the tensions. Since then, Washington has continued to pile on the pressure, increasing its deadly sanctions regime against the country. Soleimani was best known and celebrated outside of Iran for leading the fight against ISIS in Iraq and Syria, successfully crippling their forces. The Financial Times described him as the “hero” who saved the region from Jihadists. Yet Western media largely sided with the U.S. after Trump's decision to kill him. Suddenly, Soleimani was no longer a hero, but “the world's no. 1 bad guy,” as CNBC put it.The discussion also encompassed the sanctions placed on Iran by the United States and how Iran has partnered with Venezuela and other countries to help them neutralize the worst effects of economic warfare.MintPress News is a fiercely independent, reader-supported outlet, with no billionaire owners or backers. You can support us by becoming a member on Patreon, bookmarking and whitelisting us, and by subscribing to our social media channels, including Twitch, YouTube, Twitter and Instagram.Subscribe to MintCast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and SoundCloud.Support the show (https://www.mintpressnews.com/donations/)
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2022 looks set to be another seismic year. A new Covid-19 variant threatens to prolong the pandemic. A diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics looks likely to escalate tensions with China. And time is running out to 'keep 1.5 alive', in spite of the commitments made at COP26. Martin Wolf is chief economics commentator at the Financial Times and widely regarded as one of the world's most influential writers on the global economy. He joins journalist Justin Webb to set out what he sees as the major trends that will shape the world in 2022. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Dr. Rupa Marya and Raj Patel are the authors of a brilliant new book entitled Inflamed: Deep Medicine and The Anatomy of Injustice (https://us.macmillan.com/books/9780374602529/inflamed). Dr. Rupa Marya is a specialist in internal medicine. Her research looks at the ways that social structures predispose certain groups to health or illness. And while Rupa is central to a number of revolutionary health initiatives, a few I want to make sure I mention are her work on the Justice Study–a national research effort to examine the links between police violence and health outcomes in black, brown and indigenous communities–and her work on the board of Seeding Sovereignty, an international group that promotes Indigenous autonomy in response to climate change. Raj Patel is an award-winning author and film-maker, and a Research Professor in the Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas. He has worked for the World Bank and the WTO, and he's also participated in global protests against both of these institutions. He's served as a member of the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems and published on an extraordinary array of things in a variety of different fields. He's written for The Guardian, the Financial Times, the New York Times, Times of India, among many others. His first book, Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System, made a big impact on me when I was a doctoral researcher. His second, The Value of Nothing, was a New York Times and international best-seller. I speak with them about our current moment, as another year begins, as the Omicron variant of COVID-19 rips through beleaguered cities, as climate fires in Colorado destroy almost a thousand homes (despite there still being snow on the ground), and as we somehow still see new year's resolutions being discussed, as they are every year without fail–even in spite of the pandemic. New year's, though, as Antonio Gramsci wrote, is less about renewal and more about “turn[ing] life and [the] human spirit into a commercial concern,” a sort of gut-check moment that is imagined to matter as a means of cultivating well-being. But it's a means of cultivating well-being where we end up thinking, as Gramsci put it, “that between one year and the next there is a break, that a new history is beginning.” But the notion of a new year's resolution seems nonsensical if we take seriously Marya and Patel's sense that health, in its truest sense, is an “emergent phenomenon of systems interacting well with other systems.” Inflamed is a book that can help us locate the roots of disease outside of the body, in an economic system that generates obscene levels of toxicity and risk. The body, they point out, is really just doing what it is so incredibly efficient at: achieving equilibrium with its environment – the problem is that the environment has been so thoroughly damaged that the work of equilibrium has become corrosive to our bodies. Marya and Patel describe Inflamed as a “call to advance health” through “vivid and radical experimentation.” Their intervention privileges anti-capitalist, anti-colonialist and anti-white-supremacist perspectives. It acknowledges how important self-care can be in a profoundly exhausting system, but reinforces this idea that self-care is still totally inadequate when the problems we face are so clearly collective. For this reason, their notion of deep medicine is all about decentring the individual, learning ways of being a “plural being,” reengaging with what Rupa describes as “old new ways of being, knowing and learning” that encourage life-preserving networks of care. What would it mean, here, to reimagine water and land protection as acts of “care,” as acts of “love toward future generations” that also, crucially, upend the logic of private property?
As we begin a new year, the threats around the globe remain the same. Russia may invade Ukraine, Iran's nuclear ambitions may come to fruition, and democratic backsliding continues apace around the globe. To forecast what might happen this year and offer some hope about some potential foreign policy bright spots, DSR host David Rothkopf talked with Ed Luce of the Financial Times, Kori Schake of the American Enterprise Institute, and David Sanger of the New York Times. Will Russia further invade Ukraine? Are we witnessing the rise of a Hungarian model for illiberal democracy? Can we avoid a cold war with China? Find out the answers to these and other questions as we look ahead to 2022. Don't wait to listen to this prescient conversation.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/deepstateradio. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In this episode of “Keen On”, Andrew is joined by Bruce Clark, the author of “Athens: City of Wisdom”. Bruce Clark writes on European Affairs and Religion for The Economist. He has been diplomatic correspondent of the Financial Times, Moscow correspondent for The Times, and Athens correspondent for Reuters. Visit our website: https://lithub.com/story-type/keen-on/ Email Andrew: firstname.lastname@example.org Watch the show live on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajkeen Watch the show live on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ankeen/ Watch the show live on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lithub Watch the show on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/LiteraryHub/videos Subscribe to Andrew's newsletter: https://andrew2ec.substack.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Starting the New Year off right with the international bestselling author of "Time Off: A Practical Guide to Building Your Rest Ethic and Finding Success Without the Stress."Max's ideas have been featured in Fast Company, Financial Times, Thrive Global, Entrepreneur Magazine, and other publications. After receiving his PhD in Quantum Information Theory from Imperial College London and working as a postdoctoral research fellow at Tokyo University, Max got involved in several tech startups, focusing on the intersection of AI research and product design. He has been particularly interested in the applications of AI and deep learning to creativity, design, and music, and most recently started applying this knowledge to another passion we both share: optimizing human performance and wellbeing.This talented gentleman also composed the music for our lunch today, aptly named, Happily Ever After. https://maxfrenzel.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/max-frenzel-60597361/ https://www.instagram.com/mffrenzel/ https://www.yudemon.com
As the new year begins, listen to this recording of one of the most remarkable panels at the recent United Nations climate conference known as COP26, with some of the world's top CEOs. The heads of Volvo, Rocky Mountain Institute, Club of Rome (group of heads of state, CEOs), and "the" top venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins, along with the former CEO of the UN Sustainable Energy for All programme, share their thoughts on leveraging solving the climate crisis into an economic opportunity for all. Electric Ladies host Joan Michelson recorded this session (starting a bit after the session began) in person and asks an important question at the end of the panel discussion which prompted another vibrant 20-minute discussion. So, this one is a bit longer than most of our episodes, but well worth it. Read Joan's related Forbes articles here too. You'll also want to listen to: Sandrine Dixson, Co-President, The Club of Rome, from COP26, about the need for transformational public-private partnerships to get to net zero. Gillian Tett, Financial Times, from COP26, about what the new financial alliance means for a net zero economy. Twila Moon, Ph.D, climate and glacier scientist at University of Colorado at Boulder, National Institute of Snow and Ice Data, from COP26 Michele Wucker, thought leaders and author of “You Are What You Risk: The New Art & Science to Navigating an Uncertain World.” Subscribe to our newsletter to receive our podcasts, blog, events and special coaching offers.. Thanks for subscribing on Apple Podcasts or iHeartRadio and leaving us a review! Follow us on Twitter @joanmichelson
Jim Rogers, a native of Demopolis, Alabama, is an author, financial commentator and successful international investor. He has been frequently featured in Time, The Washington Post, The New York Times, Barron's, Forbes, Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, and most publications dealing with the economy or finance. He has also appeared as a regular commentator and columnist in various media and has been a visiting professor at Columbia University. After attending Yale and Oxford University, Jim Rogers co-founded the Quantum Fund, a global-investment partnership. During the next 10 years, the portfolio gained 4200%, while the S&P rose less than 50%. Rogers then decided to retire - at age 37. Continuing to manage his own portfolio, Jim Rogers kept busy serving as a professor of finance at the Columbia University Graduate School of Business, and, in 1989 and 1990, as the moderator of WCBS's 'The Dreyfus Roundtable' and FNN's 'The Profit Motive with Jim Rogers'. In 1990-1992, Jim Rogers fulfilled his lifelong dream: motorcycling 100,000 miles across six continents, a feat that landed him in the Guinness Book of World Records. As a private investor, he constantly analyzed the countries through which he traveled for investment ideas. He chronicled his one-of-a-kind journey in Investment Biker: On the Road with Jim Rogers. Jim also embarked on a Millennium Adventure. He traveled for 1101 days on his round-the-world, Guinness World Record journey. Passing through 116 countries, he covered more than 245,000 kilometers, which he recounted in his book Adventure Capitalist: The Ultimate Road Trip. His latest book "A Gift to My Children: A Father's Lessons for Life and Investing" was published in 2009. Help us grow! Leave us a rating and review - it's the best way to bring new listeners to the show. Don't forget to subscribe! Have a suggestion, or want to chat with Jim? Email him at Jim@ThePoliticalLife.net Follow The Political Life on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter for weekly updates.
In this episode of “Keen On”, Andrew is joined by Tom Vanderbilt, the author of “Beginners: The Joy and Transformative Power of Lifelong Learning”. Tom Vanderbilt is a bestselling author who writes on design, technology, science, and culture, among other subjects, for many publications, including Wired, Outside, The London Review of Books, The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Wilson Quarterly, Artforum, The Wilson Quarterly, Travel and Leisure, Rolling Stone, The New York Times Magazine, Cabinet, Metropolis, and Popular Science. He is contributing editor to Artforum and the design magazine Print and I.D., contributing writer of the popular blog Design Observer, and columnist for Slate magazine. Visit our website: https://lithub.com/story-type/keen-on/ Email Andrew: email@example.com Watch the show live on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajkeen Watch the show live on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ankeen/ Watch the show live on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lithub Watch the show on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/LiteraryHub/videos Subscribe to Andrew's newsletter: https://andrew2ec.substack.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Another year rolls by and certainty seems just as hard to find. Dr. Margaret Heffernan's recent book Uncharted: How to Navigate the Future has a message: Tomorrow may be uncharted territory, but we can learn to handle uncertainty and move forward with confidence and agility. Join Dr. Heffernan and Multi-Hazards podcast host Vin Nelsen in this remix from early last year, all the more relevant now that we face new and challenging times going into a new year. Study Guide here, click where it says "PDF" on the middle left: https://multi-hazards.libsyn.com/finding-certainty-in-the-new-year-remix-with-margaret-heffernan Topics in this podcast include: * Why can we be optimists? * Why could asking experts for their opinions about the future be a waste of time? * Why and how our planning needs to change? * Uncertainty: necessarily bad or good? * How can uncertainty represent possibility? * What do transhumanists want? * How can aging bring out the best in us? * What is the "doctrine of inevitability"? * Why are driverless cars a problem? * How has technology taken away our willingness to explore? * Why are artists better with unpredictability? * Why do artists keep producing things that are ahead of their time? * How are scientists sometimes like these artists? * What generates breakthroughs in science? * How can we "reskill" for the future? * How can we have hope for the new year? Intro: "Ten Inch Spikes" by Jeremy Korpas on Youtube Audio Library Outro: "Floating Home" by Brian Bolger on YouTube Audio Library Photo by John Gibbons on Unsplash Margaret Heffernan's Bio Dr. Margaret Heffernan produced programmes for the BBC for 13 years. She then moved to the US where she spearheaded multimedia productions for Intuit, The Learning Company and Standard&Poors. She was Chief Executive of InfoMation Corporation, ZineZone Corporation and then iCast Corporation, was named one of the "Top 25" by Streaming Media magazine and one of the "Top 100 Media Executives" by The Hollywood Reporter. The author of six books, Margaret's third book, Willful Blindness : Why We Ignore the Obvious at our Peril was named one of the most important business books of the decade by the Financial Times. In 2015, she was awarded the Transmission Prize for A Bigger Prize: Why Competition isn't Everything and How We Do Better, described as "meticulously researched... engagingly written... universally relevant and hard to fault." Her TED talks have been seen by over twelve million people and in 2015 TED published Beyond Measure: The Big Impact of Small Changes. Her most recent book, Uncharted: How to map the future was published in 2020. She is a Professor of Practice at the University of Bath, Lead Faculty for the Forward Institute's Responsible Leadership Programme and, through Merryck & Co., mentors CEOs and senior executives of major global organizations. She holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Bath and continues to write for the Financial Times and the Huffington Post. Text and photo taken from her website: https://www.mheffernan.com/biography.php#modal-close
China is poised to pass one of the great demographic inflection points” – that's according to the Financial Times. The inflection point the FT is referring to is that of diapers for the elderly growing into a larger market than diapers for infants. China won't be the first. As far back as a decade ago […]
China is poised to pass one of the great demographic inflection points” – that's according to the Financial Times. The inflection point the FT is referring to is that of diapers for the elderly growing into a larger market than diapers for infants. China won't be the first. As far back as a decade ago in Japan, adult diapers started outselling infant diapers. What does that tell us about demographics, not just in China, but about the developing world as a whole? We are in the midst of a larger global trend that has not received enough attention: crashing fertility rates and shrinking populations. According to forecasts by an international team of scientists published last year in The Lancet, the world population will peak at 9.2 billion around 2065, and then drop to 8.8 billion by the end of the century. That's a stunning difference -- if you take into account that in the 20th century world population grew 600%, from one billion to six billion. The Lancet study also found what the lead scientist for the project called a “jaw dropping” result: the population of twenty-three countries -- including Japan, Italy, Spain, and Thailand -- would drop by at least half by the end of the century. The U.S. and the rest of Europe are also headed for a worrisome situation. This is a trend that will have far-reaching implications for the 2020s. It will impact economics, geopolitics, culture…it could radically change the very nature of how our societies are organized. To get a crash course on the issue, we invited someone who has been screaming from the hilltops about this trend for a long time. Nicholas Eberstadt holds the Henry Wendt Chair in Political Economy at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), where he researches and writes extensively on demographics and economic development generally. His many books and monographs include “Poverty in China”, “The Tyranny of Numbers”, “The End of North Korea”, “The Poverty of the Poverty Rate” and “Russia's Peacetime Demographic Crisis”. His latest book is “Men Without Work: America's Invisible Crisis”. Nick earned his PhD and masters degree in political economy from Harvard, and a Master of Science from the London School of Economics.
FRANÇOIS CLEMENCEAU Rédacteur en chef international - « Le Journal du Dimanche » PIERRE HASKI Chroniqueur international - « France Inter » et « L'Obs » MARY-FRANÇOISE RENARD Économiste - Université Clermont-Auvergne Auteure de « La Chine dans l'économie mondiale » NICOLE BACHARAN Historienne et politologue spécialiste des États-Unis Les mauvaises nouvelles s‘accumulent pour Pékin. Sur le plan sanitaire tout d'abord. La ville chinoise de Xi'an, où 13 millions d'habitants sont actuellement confinés, a annoncé dimanche une désinfection "totale" et durci les restrictions, au moment où la Chine enregistre un nombre record de contaminations au Covid-19 depuis 21 mois. Plusieurs foyers sporadiques apparaissent ces derniers mois, comme à Xi'an, où malgré de très fortes restrictions sanitaires 175 nouveaux cas de Covid-19 ont été enregistrés dans la ville lundi 27 décembre. Le pays applique pourtant depuis l'an passé une stratégie « zéro Covid » qui consiste à tout faire pour limiter au maximum la survenue de nouveaux cas. Les autorités redoublent même de vigilance pour éviter tout foyer d'envergure alors que les Jeux Olympiques d'hiver de Pékin doivent débuter le 4 février prochain. Des JO auxquels n'assistera aucun responsable américain, anglais, canadiens ou australiens. Conséquence du boycott diplomatique décidé par ces pays. Une décision qui a provoqué une réponse grinçante de la diplomatie chinoise, elle-même confrontée ces derniers mois à de nombreux défis. Les bras de fers se durcissent en effet avec les Etats-Unis, mais pas uniquement. Les tensions s'accroissent également avec l'Australie. Une passe d'armes avait déjà eu lieu quand Canberra avait critiqué Pékin sur sa gestion de la crise sanitaire. Mais les relations se sont encore dégradées alors que le pays a rejoint Londres et Washington au sein de l'alliance AUKUS, dont l'objectif apparait clairement de contenir la montée en puissance de la Chine dans la région indopacifique. A ces vents mauvais s'ajoute un problème de taille, qui lui n'est pas nouveau : la démographie. C'est le talon d'Achille du géant chinois. Le pays s'apprête à dévoiler les résultats de son recensement de 2020. Selon le Financial Times, celui-ci révèlerait que pour la première fois depuis la fin des années 1950, la population du pays serait en déclin. Une telle baisse signerait l'échec de la politique nataliste du président Xi Jinping. Ce dernier avait opéré un revirement stratégique dans ce domaine, en mettant notamment fin à la politique de l'enfant unique en 2015. Prendre en charge les aînés, tout en préparant sa retraite accentue encore la tendance des Chinois à mettre de l'argent de côté, alors que l'épargne est déjà à un niveau très élevé, au détriment de la consommation. Et c'est là que le bât blesse le plus. Le repli de la population, associé à son vieillissement, vient directement contrecarrer le grand dessein de Xi Jinping de développer le marché intérieur afin de réduire la dépendance de l'économie chinoise aux exportations. Alors quelle est la situation sanitaire en Chine ? Peut-elle répondre aux défis diplomatiques qui lui sont lancés ? Le pays le plus peuplé du monde va-t-il entrer dans une phase de déclin démographique ? DIFFUSION : du lundi au samedi à 17h45 FORMAT : 65 minutes PRÉSENTATION : Caroline Roux - Axel de Tarlé REDIFFUSION : du lundi au vendredi vers 23h40 RÉALISATION : Nicolas Ferraro, Bruno Piney, Franck Broqua, Alexandre Langeard PRODUCTION : France Télévisions / Maximal Productions Retrouvez C DANS L'AIR sur internet & les réseaux : INTERNET : francetv.fr FACEBOOK : https://www.facebook.com/Cdanslairf5 TWITTER : https://twitter.com/cdanslair INSTAGRAM : https://www.instagram.com/cdanslair/
The Covid-19 recession technically ended in April 2020. At two months, it was one of the shortest economic recessions in history. Since then, we have experienced record inflation. Last summer, we sat down with Mohamed El-Erian, who was an early voice warning about the coming inflation, how to understand it, and what its implications could be. But were the inflationary trends already in place prior to the pandemic? Did the covid response policies of governments here and abroad accelerate those trends? And how do we unwind an inflationary cycle? Today we are reposting that conversation with. Dr Mohamed El-Erian is President of Queens' College, Cambridge University. He serves as part-time Chief Economic Advisor at Allianz and Chair of Gramercy Fund Management. He's a Professor at The Wharton School, he is a Financial Times contributing editor, Bloomberg Opinion columnist, and the author of two New York Times best sellers. He serves on several non-profit boards, including the NBER, and those of Barclays and Under Armour. From 2007-2014, Mohammed served as CEO/co-CIO of PIMCO, which has over two trillion dollars under management. He worked at PIMCO for a total of fourteen years, and was chair of President Obama's Global Development Council. He also served two years as president and CEO of Harvard Management Company, the entity that manages Harvard's endowment. He has been chair of the Microsoft Investment Advisory Board since 2007. He holds a master's degree and doctorate (economics) from Oxford and received his bachelor and master degrees from Cambridge University. Mohammed is expert in a lot of things when it comes to the financial markets and the macro economy, especially inflation. So he's going to help us make sense of the madness. Is this inflation transitory or is it here to stay for a while, and if so, what should we do about it?
Ghislaine Maxwell was today convicted on her role in luring teenage girls to be sexually abused by millionaire Jeffrey Epstein. Nigel Cawthrone, a renowned writer for the Financial Times is the author of a book about Maxwell, titled ‘Ghislaine Maxwell, The Fall of America's Most Notorious Socialite'. Join Luke Grant as he speaks to Nigel about his take on the conviction and if he believes justice has been rightly served. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Simon Walker is a media entrepreneur, and founder of Marquee TV, a streaming platform which brings live performances to a global audience and was recently described by The Financial Times as ‘Netflix for the arts'. In a career spanning senior management roles at the BBC, EMAP and EMI Music, Simon has been at the heart of the entertainment industry's transformation to digital for nearly three decades. In this in-depth interview, Simon shares how Marquee TV “provided a lifeline” to arts organisations during lockdown, giving them a platform to stream dance, theatre and opera - and generating much-needed survival revenue; explains how they cater for “an underserved audience” and why niche platforms work alongside - not against - the streaming giants; and proudly shares the success of Countryline, his new venture serving country music fans - which is set to launch its new weekly TV show broadcasting live from Nashville, and has just secured investment from Sir Elton John.
We need “a whole economy transition,” the announcement at COP26 of the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero stated, where “every company, bank, insurer and investor will have to adjust their business models, develop credible plans for the transition and implement them.” Gillian Tett of the Financial Times said on my Electric Ladies podcast at COP26 that, “what they've done is say we've got 450 institutions from around the world that have 130 trillion (dollars) worth of assets. All of whom are going to commit to try and decarbonize the world's economy and to get supposedly to net zero by 2050.” Joan Michelson in Forbes You've heard about the big United Nations climate conference last month. But what impact did it have? What might it mean for your workplace, or your city, town or community? Listen to Electric Ladies host Joan Michelson summarize COP26 on the last day of it from Glasgow, in her appearance on GreenTV. She was interviewed by GreenTV Managing Editor and long-time climate reporter Betsy Rosenberg. You'll hear about: The big announcements at COP26 that matter. What the Financial Alliance is and why it could make a big difference. What it was like to be there, on the ground, at COP26. Where Joan spoke at COP26 and what she told the audience. Plus, insightful career advice …. Showing up is critical to business and career success. Just being at COP26, in person, meeting people, even wearing a mask, was powerful, enriching and engaging. I definitely met people I don't know how else I would have been able to meet – many of whom I'm following up with afterwards. Electric Ladies podcast host Joan Michelson Read Joan's related Forbes articles here too. You'll also want to listen to: Sandrine Dixson, Co-President, The Club of Rome, from COP26, about the need for transformational public-private partnerships to get to net zero. Gillian Tett, Financial Times, from COP26, about what the new financial alliance means for a net zero economy. Twila Moon, Ph.D, climate and glacier scientist at University of Colorado at Boulder, National Institute of Snow and Ice Data, from COP26 Michele Wucker, thought leaders and author of “You Are What You Risk: The New Art & Science to Navigating an Uncertain World.” Subscribe to our newsletter to receive our podcasts, blog, events and special coaching offers.. Thanks for subscribing on Apple Podcasts or iHeartRadio and leaving us a review! Follow us on Twitter @joanmichelson
Why do we live in such a polarised world and what can we do to minimise the dynamic? On this episode, I'm joined by Alex Chesterfield and Ali Goldsworthy, two of the co-authors of a book called Poles Apart - Why People Turn Against Each Other and How To Bring Them Together. They're also two of the co-hosts of the Changed My Mind podcast that talks to people who have changed their minds on big issues. Alex Chesterfield is a behavioural scientist with a master's degree in Cognitive and Decision Science. Forever curious about why we do what we do, she currently works in financial services, leading a team of behavioural scientists to help get better outcomes for employees and customers. For four years, she was an elected Councillor in Guildford for the Conservative Party. She has personally experienced the effects of affective polarisation, both in and out of the workplace. She has been on the show before & you can hear that episode here: https://www.humanriskpodcast.com/alex-chesterfield-on-behavioural-regulation/Ali Goldsworthy has been a political adviser and campaigner for more than twenty years. A former Deputy Chair of the Liberal Democrats, she led the team that built the fastest-growing campaigning organisation in the UK. In 2017 she was a Sloan Fellow at Stanford, co-creating its first depolarisation course. A board member of the Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust, Alison has won numerous awards for her work. She has written for the Telegraph, Independent, New Statesman, The Times and Financial Times.In the episode, we talk about the genesis of the podcast and the book and what Alex and Ali have learned from writing it. We also explore some of the key dynamics that drive polarisation, including social media, and the techniques we can all deploy to minimise it in our lives and in society. Poles Apart book - https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/111/1119814/poles-apart/9781847942951.htmlFor more on the Changed My Mind Podcast visit — https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/author/the-depolarization-project/The specific episodes we referred to:Derek Black on why he left the White Nationalist movement — https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/leaving-white-nationalist-movement-with-derek-black/Ayman Diem on why he switched from being an Al Qaeda bombmaker to an MI6 spy — https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/podcasts/podcast-changed-my-mind/changed-my-mind-al-qaeda-bombmaker-mi6-spy/Cass Sunstein on why he changed his mind about the stability of US democracy — https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/podcasts/podcast-changed-my-mind/changed-my-mind-american-democracy-cass-sunstein/We also discussed: LBC Radio presenter James O'Brien — https://www.lbc.co.uk/radio/presenters/james-obrien/Twitter — https://twitter.com/mrjamesob?James' Full Disclosure podcast — https://www.globalplayer.com/podcasts/42KqCF/‘Gamergate' on Reddit — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gamergate_(harassment_campaign)Psychologist Milton Lodge — https://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/polisci/people/_faculty/Lodge_Milton.phpDan Kahan — https://law.yale.edu/dan-m-kahan Jonathan Haidt — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonathan_HaidtChantal Mouffe — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chantal_MouffeAgonism — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agonism Ian Leslie's book Conflicted — http://ian-leslie.com/conflicted/Amy Edmondson on Psychological Safety — https://www.hbs.edu/faculty/Pages/profile.aspx?facId=6451The online course (MOOC) in association with Cambridge University — https://www.edx.org/course/polarisation?
Oh, how times have changed for the newspaper world. From 2008-2020, about two-thirds of newsroom jobs went away. Then the pandemic hit and more than 90 local papers shut down or were slashed in headcount. Even big papers like the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, and the New York Times are smaller and more focused, with digital and video media adding to but more often replacing coverage of cultural topics like architecture and design. While the big papers still cover stories like glamourous supertall buildings - and lawsuits when the pipes break - one newspaper burrowed away in the heart of New York City continues to put out some of the best, most detailed, most comprehensive architecture coverage. Joining us is Diana Darling, founder and publisher of The Architect's Newspaper, and its new-ish editor-in-chief, Aaron Seward. Later on, architecture commentary from our special Gen Z correspondent, Louisa Whitmore, and music with Kate Earl.
Photo: The Newspaper 3/12: #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: The first sign of the attack on Svetlana Lokhova and Michael Flynn, the Financial Times, December 16, 2016. Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety. @Batchelorshow https://www.ft.com/content/d43cd586-c396-11e6-9bca-2b93a6856354
On this edition of Business Weekly, we're looking at the rising cost of energy across Europe, and hear from Emma Pinchbeck of Energy UK on how producers and consumers are coping, plus Tom Wilson from The Financial Times analyses the causes behind the price hike. We hear about how some countries are scaling back their road building projects in the face of climate change and ask how best to get people out of their cars? Plus, we go to Ghana, where consumers are unhappy with a new tax the government wants to add to electronic money transfers made using mobile phones. And the BBC's Michelle Fluerry is in the US state of Kentucky to meet people who have decided to quit their job, and reevaluate their lives during the pandemic. Business Weekly is presented by Sasha Twining and produced by Clare Williamson. (Image: cooking gas ring with blue gas flame; Credit: BBC)
Did you know that customer satisfaction scores are the lowest they have been in the past 15 years? It's true, and you can't blame it all on COVID, although there is some blame to be cast there. Per the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI), only 30 percent of companies tracked by ASCI improved their score; that means 70 percent didn't, and that's alarming. It's also one of seven significant lessons that 2021 taught us. This new year also coincides with the 20th anniversary of me founding my global Customer Experience Consultancy, Beyond Philosophy and publishing my first book on the subject, Building Great Customer Experiences (Palgrave Macmillan, 2002). Things have changed since then, but one thing that hasn't is that people want exceptional experiences that meet (or exceed) their expectations—and organizations need to deliver them. In this episode, we explore the seven things we learned professionally and personally in 2021 and what they mean for your customer strategy in 2022. Spoiler alert: it means that everything is changing. Again. Key Ideas to Improve your Customer Experience Twenty years ago, all the signs around me pointed to the next big thing in business: Customer Experience. However, the influence of Customer Experience is waning now, making way for something new: Customer Science. Customer Science is the blend of Artificial Intelligence, customer data, and the behavioral sciences, and just like its predecessor Customer Experience, it has outstanding implications for your customer strategy. Here are a few key moments in the discussion: 04:52 Ryan kicks off the professional lessons learned this year with the realization that changing challenges is the reality of the business environment today and how to respond to it. 06:43 Colin explains how uncertainty is something human beings do not process well, and it leads to customer behavior that reflects the behavioral science theory of Loss Aversion. 10:26 Colin explains that Customer Experience is getting absorbed into a larger, more influential concept poised to change the business world, Customer Science. 12:45 Colin shares shocking statistics from the American Customer Satisfaction Institute Index. 15:06 Ryan and Colin discuss what is happening to Customer Experience and how it is the cycle of things in business. 17:05 Colin explains how some companies succeeded in improving their customer satisfactions scores. 19:03 Ryan shares that his personal learning in 2021 was about work/life balance and that he thinks little improvements in areas of his life lead to more improvements down the road. 22:10 Colin talks about his weight loss journey and how a jolt to his bad habits in his personal life demonstrates what often needs to happen in the business world. Please tell us how we are doing! Complete this short survey. Customer Experience Information & Resources LinkedIn recognizes Colin Shaw as one of the 'World's Top 150 Business Influencers.' As a result, he has 289,000 followers of his work. Shaw is Founder and CEO of Beyond Philosophy LLC, which helps organizations unlock growth by discovering customers' hidden, unmet needs that drive value ($). The Financial Times selected Beyond Philosophy LLC as one of the best management consultancies for the last two years. Follow Colin on LinkedIn and Twitter. Click here to learn more about Professor Ryan Hamilton of Emory University. Why Customers Buy: As an official "Influencer" on LinkedIn, Colin writes a regular newsletter on all things Customer Experience. Click here to join the other 22,000 subscribers. Experience Health Check: You already have an experience, even if you weren't deliberate about it. Our Experience Health Check can help you understand what you have today. Colin or one of our team can assess your digital or physical Customer Experience, interacting with your organization as a customer to define what is good and what needs improving. Then, they will provide a list of recommendations for critical next steps for your organization. Click here to learn more. How can we help? Click here to learn more about Beyond Philosophy's Suite of Services.
Joe Manchin is no maverick, Kamala can't take the heat in the kitchen, and capes are super, or the Financial Times says Times 04:26 - Segment: Front Page 04:38 - Joe Manchin kills Build Back Better 12:50 - Chris Wallace's Fox News Sunday replacement 17:06 - Jesse Watters catches flack after saying he wants a "kill shot" interview with Fauci 24:59 - Kamala Harris spends big in a Paris kitchen store 28:46 - Trump's Truth Social won't allow criticism of the network 30:50 - Ben Smith's interview with Brandon Brown of "Let's Go Brandon" fame 34:04 - The New York Times on coronavirus and college students' mental health 39:06 - Segment: Obsessions 39:18 - The obituary of Renay Mandel Corren (Chris) 41:09 - The Wall Street Journal's coverage of the Washington Post grappling with post-Trump subscription decline (Eliana) 47:01 - Segment: Favorite Item of the Week 41:11 - Wall Street Journal travel columnist Scott McCartney bids adieu (Chris) 48:34 - Capes are in, according to the Financial Times (Eliana) Links Chris's Dispatch article on Joe Manchin The San Francisco Chronicle's hard-hitting coverage of Kamala Harris Harris complains about her media coverage (like this piece in the Washington Free Beacon) Ben Smith of the New York Times interviews Brandon of "Let's Go Brandon" fame The Wall Street Journal's piece on the Washington Post's post-Trump struggles Long live the obituary! Rest in peace, Renay Mandel Corren Wall Street Journal travel columnist Scott McCartney signs off Not all heroes wear capes. But according to the Financial Times, they're having a moment.
Decisions about how we should behave at Christmas are heavily influenced by the media – from online Twitter threads and infographics to interviews with scientists and public health officials. As a result of the pandemic, certain scientists and journalists have themselves become well-known characters in the Covid story – but is it a role they welcome? Guests: Professor Neil Ferguson, epidemiologist and member of SAGE; Professor Christina Pagel, Director of UCL's Clinical Operational Research Unit; Dr Margaret Harris, spokesperson for the World Health Organisation; John Burn-Murdoch, chief data reporter at Financial Times. Producer: Dan Hardoon Presenter: Ros Atkins Studio engineer: Bob Nettles Editor: Richard Hooper
From January 6th to the Democracy Summit, 2021 has been an eventful year fore foreign policy and national security. To throughly review the year, adjudicate President Biden's performance, and discuss what you might have missed, DSR host David Rothkopf talked with Rosa Brooks of Georgetown University, Ed Luce of the Financial Times, Kori Schake of the American Enterprise Institute, and David Sanger of the New York Times. What will historians write about 2021 in 2201? How did Biden's first year in office impact the great foreign policy issues of our moment? What did we not focus on enough this year? Find out the answers to these and other questions as we look back on 2021. Don't miss this thoughtful conversation.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/deepstateradio. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
From January 6th to the Democracy Summit, 2021 has been an eventful year fore foreign policy and national security. To throughly review the year, adjudicate President Biden's performance, and discuss what you might have missed, DSR host David Rothkopf talked with Rosa Brooks of Georgetown University, Ed Luce of the Financial Times, Kori Schake of the American Enterprise Institute, and David Sanger of the New York Times. What will historians write about 2021 in 2201? How did Biden's first year in office impact the great foreign policy issues of our moment? What did we not focus on enough this year? Find out the answers to these and other questions as we look back on 2021. Don't miss this thoughtful conversation.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/deepstateradio. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Since the beginning of December, news outlets around the world have been covering a possible Russian invasion of Ukraine. In this episode, get the full back story on the civil war that has been raging in Ukraine since 2014, learn what role our government has played in the conflict, and hear Victoria Nuland - one of the highest ranking officials in the Biden administration's State Department - testify to the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee about the Biden administration's plans if Russia decides to use its military to invade Ukraine. Please Support Congressional Dish – Quick Links Contribute monthly or a lump sum via PayPal Support Congressional Dish via Patreon (donations per episode) Send Zelle payments to: Donation@congressionaldish.com Send Venmo payments to: @Jennifer-Briney Send Cash App payments to: $CongressionalDish or Donation@congressionaldish.com Use your bank's online bill pay function to mail contributions to: 5753 Hwy 85 North, Number 4576, Crestview, FL 32536. 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Will the U.S.?” The Washington Post. Amanda Winkler. November 14, 2011. “'60 Minutes' Exposes Congressional Insider Trading.” The Christian Post. Images USAID and Ukraine Privatization Fund Bills S.1605 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022 Sponsor: Sen. Scott, Rick [R-FL] Audio Sources President Biden White House Departure December 8, 2021 President Biden briefly stopped and spoke with reporters as he departed the White House for an event in Kansas City, Missouri. He began by addressing the Omicron variant, saying that the Pfizer vaccine is showing encouraging results against the COVID-19 variant. When asked about Russian President Putin and Ukraine, President Biden said if Putin were to invade Ukraine, there “will be severe consequences.” He went on to say that putting U.S. troops on the ground in Ukraine is currently “not in the cards.” close Report Video Issue Clips Biden: We hope by Friday, we're going to be able to say and announce to you that we're having meetings at a higher level, not just with us, but with at least four of our major NATO allies and Russia to discuss the future of Russia's concerns relative to NATO writ large. And whether or not we can work out any accommodations as it relates to bringing down the temperature along the eastern front. Biden: We have a moral obligation and a legal obligation to our NATO allies if they were to attack under Article Five, it's a sacred obligation. That obligation does not extend to NATO, I mean to Ukraine, but it would depend upon what the rest of the NATO countries were willing to do as well. But the idea of the United States is going to unilaterally use force to confront Russia invading Ukraine is not in the cards right now. Biden: Meeting with Putin. I was very straightforward. There were no minced words. It was polite, but I made it very clear, if in fact, he invades Ukraine, there will be severe consequences, severe consequences. Economic consequences, like none he's ever seen or ever had been seen in terms of ease and flows. He knows his immediate response was he understood that and I indicated I knew he would respond. But beyond that, if in fact, we would probably also be required to reinforce our presence in NATO countries to reassure particularly those on the Eastern Front. In addition to that, I made it clear that we would provide the defensive capability to the Ukrainians as well. Hearing on U.S. Policy Toward Russia Senate Committee on Foreign Relations December 7, 2021 Victoria Nuland, the undersecretary of state for political affairs, testified at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on U.S. policy toward Russia. She addressed President Biden's earlier call with Russian President Vladimir Putin and said that Russia would suffer severe consequences if it attacked Ukraine. Other topics included the use of sanctions if Russia invades Ukraine, the cooperation of NATO and U.S. allies, Russia's use of energy during conflict, and the Nord Stream 2 Pipeline 00:20 Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ): As we meet here today Russia is engaged in one of the most significant troop buildups that we have seen along Ukraine's border. To nyone paying attention, this looks like more than posturing, more than attention seeking. The Kremlin's actions clearly pose a real threat of war. 00:40 Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ): I want to be crystal clear to those listening to this hearing in Moscow, Kiev and other capitals around the world. A Russian invasion will trigger devastating economic sanctions the likes of which we have never seen before. 00:59 Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ): I proposed a suite of options last month in an amendment to the NDA. The Russian banking sector would be wiped out, sovereign debt would be blocked, Russia would be removed from the Swift payment system, sectoral sanctions would cripple the Russian economy. Putin himself as well as his inner circle would lose access to bank accounts in the West. Russia would effectively be cut off and isolated from the international economic system. Let me be clear, these are not run of the mill sanctions. What is being discussed is at the maximum end of the spectrum, or as I have called it the mother of all sanctions, and I hope that we can come together in a bipartisan way to find a legislative path forward soon, so that we can achieve that. 1:51 Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ): If Putin invades Ukraine the implications will be devastating for the Russian economy but also for the Russian people. 2:24 Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ): But is the Kremlin really ready to face a bloody, persistent and drawn out insurgency? How many body bags is Putin willing to accept? 6:03 Sen James Risch (R-ID): This is a clearly clearly bipartisan matter. 7:40 Victoria Nuland: First, let me review what we are seeing. Over the past six weeks, Russia has stepped up planning for potential further military action in Ukraine, positioning close to 100,000 troops around Ukraine's eastern and northern borders and from the south via the Crimean peninsula. Russian plans and positioning of assets also include the means to destabilize Ukraine from within, and an aggressive information operation and an attempt to undermine Ukrainian stability and social cohesion and to pin the blame for any potential escalation on Kiev, and on NATO nations including the United States. Russia's military and intelligence services are continuing to develop the capability to act decisively in Ukraine when ordered to do so, potentially in early 2022. The intended force, if fully mobilized, would be twice the size of what we saw last spring, including approximately 100 battalion tactical groups, or nearly all of Russia's ready ground forces based west of the Urals. We don't know whether President Putin has made a decision to attack Ukraine or to overthrow its government. But we do know he's building the capacity to do so. 10:42 Victoria Nuland: Since 2014 The United States has provided Ukraine with $2.4 billion in security assistance including $450 million this year alone 12:00 Victoria Nuland: Diplomacy remains the best route to settle the conflict in Donbas and address any other problems or grievances. The Minsk agreements offer the best basis for negotiations and the US is prepared to support a revived effort if the parties welcome that. 15:16 Victoria Nuland: You might have seen a press conference today that commission Chairwoman van der Laan gave in Brussels in which she made absolutely clear that the EU would also join in very consequential economic measures of the kind that they have not employed before. 23:26 Victoria Nuland: It's also important, I think, for President Putin to understand as the President conveyed to him today, that this will be different than it was in 2014. If he goes in you will recall then that our sanctions escalated somewhat gradually as he didn't stop moving. This time the intent is to make clear that the initial sanctions in response to any further aggressive moves in Ukraine will be extremely significant and isolating for Russia and for Russian business and for the Russian people. 24:51 Victoria Nuland: As you know, energy is the cash cow that enables these kinds of military deployments. So Putin needs the energy to flow as as much as the consumers need it. But more broadly, we have been counseling Europe for almost a decade now to reduce its dependence on Russian energy, including our opposition to Nord Stream 2 and our opposition to Nord Stream 1 and our opposition to to TurkStream and TurkStream 2 and to have come to find alternative sources of hydrocarbons but also to continue their efforts to go green and end their dependencies. 30:55 Sen. Todd Young (R-IN): President Putin and Foreign Minister Lavrov have repeatedly indicated that they seek to deny any potential path to NATO membership for Ukraine and other Eastern European countries. Does the administration view this demand is a valid issue for negotiation? Victoria Nuland: No we do not and President Biden made that point crystal clear to President Putin today that the issue of who joins NATO is an issue for NATO to decide it's an issue for applicant countries to decide that no other outside power will or may have a veto or a vote in those decisions. 32:22 Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH): Senator Portman and I offered an amendment to this year's NDAA in that vein to increase military assistance and raise the amount of assistance that could go to lethal weapons. 33:21 Victoria Nuland: But we will not be shy about coming to you as we as we need support and the bipartisan spirit here is really gratifying. 34:08 Victoria Nuland: At the NATO ministerial last week, there was a commitment among allies that we needed more advice and more options from our NATO military authorities with regard to the consequences of any move by Russia deeper into Ukraine and what that would mean for the eastern edge of the alliance and what it would mean about our need to be more forward deployed in the east. 34:44 Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH): Belarus now that it is seems to be totally within Russia's control also presents another front for the potential for Russia to invade Ukraine. Can you speak to whether we view what's happening in Belarus in that way? I know that Ukrainians view it that way because we heard that when we were in Halifax for the international security forum and met with some Ukrainian officials. Victoria Nuland: Well, as as you know, Senator, the situation in Belarus is just tragic and really concerning in many, many ways, which is why the administration along with the European Union in a multilateral way increased sanctions just last week, including blocking the sale to us or to Europe of one of the great sources of Lukashenko has money potash, etc, and sanction some dozens more Belarusians responsible for the violence and intimidation there and particularly now for the weaponization of migrants pushing you know, accepting them from third countries and then pushing them against the EU's border in a very cynical and dangerous way. But I think you're talking about the potential as Lukashenko becomes more and more dependent on the Kremlin and gives up more and more of Belarus is sovereignty, something that he told his people he would never do that Russia could actually use Belarusian territory to march on Ukraine and or mask, its forces as Belarusian forces. All of those -- Those are both things that that we are watching, and it was particularly concerning to see President Lukashenko would make a change in his own posture with regard to Crimea. He had long declined to recognize Russia Russia's claim on Crimea, but he changed tack a week ago which is concerning. 39:08 Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI): If there's one thing that Vladimir Putin aught to understand is how unified we are. I mean, there are many things that divide us politically in this country. But when it comes to pushing back on Russian aggression, supporting countries like Ukraine that are trying to develop their freedom, free themselves from their legacy of corruption from their former involvement with the Soviet Union, we are very strongly united. 39:56 Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI): What we impose on them and how and how harmful it would be to Russia, you know, unfortunately to Russian people. 40:36 Victoria Nuland: What we're talking about would amount to essentially isolating Russia completely from the global financial system with all of the fallout that that would entail for Russian business, for the Russian people, for their ability to, to work and travel and trade. 41:41 Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI): I can't think of a more powerful way to punish Russian aggression than by rolling back what progress has been made, and if at all possible, prevent the Nord Stream 2 from ever being completed. Is that something that is being discussed with allies is that something's being contemplated? Victoria Nuland: Absolutely. And as if, as you recall from the July U.S.-German statement that was very much in that statement that if that any moves, Russian aggression against Ukraine would have a direct impact on the pipeline, and that is our expectation and the conversation that we're having. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI): So again, direct impact is one thing, but I'm literally talking about rolling back the pipeline. Loosely define that but I mean, taking action that will prevent it from ever becoming operational. Victoria Nuland: I think if President Putin moves on Ukraine, our expectation is that the pipeline will be suspended. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI): Well, I certainly hope that the Senate Foreign Relations Committee would take up legislation to go beyond just suspending it but from ending it permanently. 44:28 Victoria Nuland: I think we can, and I know this is close to your heart as well, need to do better in our Global Engagement Center and in the way we speak to audiences around the world and particularly on these kinds of subjects. 55:04 Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT): But something different has happened in that country since what has been referred to as the Revolution of Dignity. I got the chance to be there on the Maidan during the midst of that revolution with you and Senator McCain. 58:56 Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT): The Three Seas Initiative is a really important initiative linking essentially the ring of countries that are either former republics or satellite states of the Soviet Union together. They're begging for US participation in their projects necessary to make them more energy independent of Russia. Isn't this an opportunity for the United States to step up and take some of these customers away from Russia's gas station? Victoria Nuland: Absolutely, as we have been doing with our support for more LNG terminals around Europe for many years, as we are doing now in our support for, you know, green alternatives, not just in the United States, but in Europe as well. And many, many US companies are involved with that. But that particular belt of three C's countries is absolutely crucial, as you've said. 1:11:19 Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH): I visited to Maidan in 2014. The tires were still smoldering and the Revolution of Dignity changed everything. You know, Ukraine decided to turn to us and to the West, and to freedom and democracy. And it was a momentous decision. They chose to stand with us. And now it's our turn to stand with them. And we've done that over the years. I mean, if you look at what happened with regard to the Ukraine security assistance initiative, which I co authored. Over the past six years, the United States has transferred defense articles, conducted training with Ukrainian military. We have been very engaged. 1:12:05 Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH): This week we have the NDAA likely to be voted on and likely it will include an increase in that lethal defensive funding. 1:12:14 Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH): What defensive weapons has Ukraine ask for and what is the State Department willing to provide them under an expedited process? 1:18:44 Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA): My concern is this: if the United States and the West's response to a military invasion is sanctions, but no military response, obviously, we're providing military aid to Ukraine. And we've been generous in that way. But if we are not willing to help a Ukrainian military, that's 50,000 people matched up against Russia, I would think that China would conclude, boy, the West sure, I'm going to come to the aid of Taiwan, if we were to do something on Taiwan. Because China would conclude, we're much more militarily powerful than Russia is. And the status questions about Taiwan and sovereignty are a little bit murkier than those about Ukraine. And there's no NATO in the Indo Pacific, we have allies in the Indo Pacific but we don't have a NATO with a charter, with a self defense article. I think China would determine, if the West responds to a military invasion went as far as sanctions but no further, that the United States and other nations would be extremely unlikely to use military force to counter a military invasion of Taiwan. And I think Taiwan would likely conclude the same thing. So I'm very concerned about that. And I wonder, is that a fair concern that I have about how the Chinese and the Taiwanese would view the West's unwillingness to provide more significant military support to stop an invasion by Russia? Is my concern a fair one? Or is my concern overwrought? Victoria Nuland: Senator, in this setting, I would simply say that this is a moment of testing. And I believe that both autocrats around the world and our friends around the world will watch extremely carefully what we do, and it will have implications for generations. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA): And those and those implications could go far beyond Ukraine. Victoria Nuland: They could go well beyond Europe. Yes. 1:22:00 Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL): Then I would imagine that he's already been publicly messaging what his asks are. The first is that we would pull back NATO forces from anywhere near their western border. The second is to completely rule out the admission probably not just of Ukraine, but Georgia as a member of NATO. And the third is to stop arming Ukraine. Of those three conditions that he's publicly messaged already, would the United States agreed to any of those three? Victoria Nuland: All of those would be unacceptable. 1:41:11 Victoria Nuland: And in fact you could argue that in the Donbas he did take control of some 40% of Ukraine's coal reserves which were a major energy input 1:42:04 Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ): I hope the one thing that anyone in the world who is watching this hearing today takes away is that even on some of the most contentious issues of the day, on this one, there is overwhelming, broad, bipartisan support for Ukraine there is overwhelming bipartisan support for its territorial integrity, there is overwhelming bipartisan support for swift and robust action. And after conversations with some of the members of the committee, I look to galvanize that in some tangible way legislatively as we wait for the days ahead as to what may or may not happen. Ukrainian President Zelensky Meeting with Secretary Austin at the Pentagon August 31, 2021 Secretary Lloyd Austin: As you know sir, President Biden has approved a new $60 million security assistance package including Javelin anti-armor systems and more to enable Ukraine to better defend itself against Russian aggression. Secretary Lloyd Austin: Now this department is committed to strengthening our Strategic Defense Partnership. The US Ukraine strategic defense framework that Minister Tehran and I will sign today enhances our cooperation and advances our shared priorities, such as ensuring that our bilateral security cooperation continues to help Ukraine countering Russian aggression and implementing defense and defense industry reforms in support of Ukraine's NATO membership aspirations, and deepening our cooperation in such areas as Black Sea security, cyber defense and intel sharing. Russian President Putin Annual Call-In Program June 30, 2021 Russian President Vladimir Putin held his annual call-in question and answer session with citizens from around the country. During this 70-minute portion, he answered questions on relations with Ukraine, the European Union, and the United States, reiterating that whatever sanctions are imposed against Russia, his country's economy will prevail. Clips Putin: I have already said that it is impossible and it makes no sense to try to restore the Soviet Union by a number of reasons and looking at the demographic processes in a number of former Soviet republic, so it's unreasonable effort to do because we can face a lot of social problems that will be possible to resolve and some issues like the ethnic groups, in various regions, but what should we do about Russia itself without the geopolitical realities and about our internal development? Putin: Why is Ukraine not on the list of countries who are Russia's adversaries? Another question: are you going to meet with Zelensky? Well, why Ukriane is not on the list of adversaries? That's because I do not think that the Ukrainian people are our adversaries. I said it many times and I will say it again. The Ukrainians and Russians, that's one people, one nation. Putin: What I'm worried about is a fundamental thing. They are trying to open up military bases near or inside Ukraine. Making the territory of Ukraine, the territory that's close on the border with Russia a military platform for other countries is a threat to the security of Russia. And this is what worries us. This is what we have to think about. Discussion: Foreign Affairs Issue Launch with Former Vice President Joe Biden Council on Foreign Affairs January 23, 2018 Clips 00:06:15 Joe Biden: They cannot compete against a unified West. I think that is Putin's judgment. And so everything he can do to dismantle the post-World War II liberal world order, including NATO and the EU, I think, is viewed as in their immediate self-interest. 00:24:15 Haass: In the piece, the two of you say that there's no truth that the United States—unlike what Putin seems to believe or say, that the U.S. is seeking regime change in Russia. So the question I have is, should we be? And if not, if we shouldn't be seeking regime change, what should we be seeking in the way of political change inside Russia? What's an appropriate agenda for the United States vis-à-vis Russia, internally? 00:24:30 Biden: I'll give you one concrete example. I was—not I, but it just happened to be that was the assignment I got. I got all the good ones. And so I got Ukraine. And I remember going over, convincing our team, our leaders to—convincing that we should be providing for loan guarantees. And I went over, I guess, the 12th, 13th time to Kiev. And I was supposed to announce that there was another billion-dollar loan guarantee. And I had gotten a commitment from Poroshenko and from Yatsenyuk that they would take action against the state prosecutor. And they didn't. So they said they had—they were walking out to a press conference. I said, nah, I'm not going to—or, we're not going to give you the billion dollars. They said, you have no authority. You're not the president. The president said—I said, call him. (Laughter.) I said, I'm telling you, you're not getting the billion dollars. I said, you're not getting the billion. I'm going to be leaving here in, I think it was about six hours. I looked at them and said: I'm leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you're not getting the money. Well, son of a bitch. (Laughter.) He got fired. And they put in place someone who was solid at the time. Confirmation Hearing: Defense Secretary Confirmation Hearing Senate Armed Services Committee January 12, 2017 00:20:15 Sen. McCain: For seven decades, the United States has played a unique role in the world. We've not only put America first, but we've done so by maintaining and advancing a world order that has expanded security, prosperity, and freedom. This has required our alliances, our trade, our diplomacy, our values, but most of all, our military for when would-be aggressors aspire to threaten world order. It's the global striking power of America's armed forces that must deter or thwart their ambitions. Too many Americans, too many Americans seem to have forgotten this in recent years. Too many have forgotten that our world order is not self-sustaining. Too many have forgotten that while the threats we face may not have purely military solutions, they all have military dimensions. In short, too many have forgotten that hard power matters—having it, threatening it, leveraging it for diplomacy, and, at times, using it. Fairly or not, there is a perception around the world that America is weak and distracted, and that has only emboldened our adversaries to challenge the current world order. Daily Briefing: Nuland Tape Press Conference February 6, 2014. Jen Psaki, State Department Spokesperson 0:19 Reporter: Can you say whether you—if this call is a recording of an authentic conversation between Assistant Secretary Nuland and Ambassador Pyatt? Jen Psaki: Well, I'm not going to confirm or outline details. I understand there are a lot of reports out there, and there's a recording out there, but I'm not going to confirm a private diplomatic conversation. Reporter: So you are not saying that you believe this is a—you think this is not authentic? You think this is a— Psaki: It's not an accusation I'm making. I'm just not going to confirm the specifics of it. Reporter: Well, you can't even say whether there was a—that this call—you believe that this call, you believe that this recording is a recording of a real telephone call? Psaki: I didn't say it was inauthentic. I think we can leave it at that. Reporter: Okay, so, you're allowing the fact that it is authentic. Psaki: Yes. Reporter: “Yes,” okay. Psaki: Do you have a question about it? Phone Conversation: Nuland-Pyatt Leaked Phone Conversation February 4, 2014 Nuland: Good. So I don't think Klitsch [Vitali Klitschko] should go into the government. I don't think it's necessary, I don't think it's a good idea. Pyatt: Yeah, I mean I guess, in terms of him not going into the government, just sort of letting him stay out and do his political homework and stuff. I'm just thinking in terms of, sort of, the process moving ahead, we want to keep the moderate Democrats together. The problem is going to be Tyahnybok and his guys and I'm sure that's part of what Yanukovych is calculating on all this. Nuland: I think Yatz [Arseniy Yatsenyuk] is the guy with the economic experience, the governing experience. He's the guy. What he needs is Klitsch [Vitali Klitschko] And Tyahnybok On the outside, he needs to be talking to them four times a week. You know, I just think Klitsch [Vitali Klitschko] Going in he's going to be at that level working for Yatsenyuk it's just not gonna work. Pyatt: We want to get someone out here with and international personality to come out here and help to midwife this thing. And then the other issue is some kind of outreach to Yanukovych. We'll probably regroup on that tomorrow as we see how things fall into place. Nuland: So on that piece, Jeff, I wrote the note, Sullivan's come back to me saying “you need Biden,” and I said probably tomorrow for an attaboy and get the deeds to stick, Biden's willing. Pyatt Great. Press Conference: Senator John McCain on Ukraine at the Atlantic Council C-SPAN December 19, 2013. 00:16:45 McCain: If Ukraine's political crisis persists or deepens, which is a real possibility, we must support creative Ukrainian efforts to resolve it. Senator Murphy and I heard a few such ideas last weekend—from holding early elections, as the opposition is now demanding, to the institution of a technocratic government with a mandate to make the difficult reforms required for Ukraine's long-term economic health and sustainable development. Decisions such as these are for Ukrainians to make—no one else—and if they request our assistance, we should provide it where possible. Finally, we must encourage the European Union and the IMF to keep their doors open to Ukraine. Ultimately, the support of both institutions is indispensable for Ukraine's future. And eventually, a Ukrainian President, either this one or a future one, will be prepared to accept the fundamental choice facing the country, which is this: While there are real short-term costs to the political and economic reforms required for IMF assistance and EU integration, and while President Putin will likely add to these costs by retaliating against Ukraine's economy, the long-term benefits for Ukraine in taking these tough steps are far greater and almost limitless. This decision cannot be borne by one person alone in Ukraine. Nor should it be. It must be shared—both the risks and the rewards—by all Ukrainians, especially the opposition and business elite. It must also be shared by the EU, the IMF and the United States. All of us in the West should be prepared to help Ukraine, financially and otherwise, to overcome the short-term pain that reforms will require and Russia may inflict. Discussion: Beyond NAFTA and GATT C-SPAN April 20, 1994 Arthur Dunkel, Director General of the UN 26:00:00 Dunkel: If I look back at the last 25 years, what did we have? We had two worlds: The so-called Market Economy world and the centrally planned world; the centrally planned world disappeared. One of the main challenges of the Uruguay round has been to create a world wide system. I think we have to think of that. Secondly, why a world wide system? Because, basically, I consider that if governments cooperate in trade policy field, you reduce the risks of tension – political tension and even worse than that.” Cover Art Design by Only Child Imaginations Music Presented in This Episode Intro & Exit: Tired of Being Lied To by David Ippolito (found on Music Alley by mevio)
The London Interbank Overnight Rate (LIBOR) – one of the world's longest-lasting financial benchmarks – disappears this month. It's just one of the many signs of a new uncertainty in economics. Rising inflation, high energy bills, real estate crises in China, lockdowns, supply chain breakdowns, and labor shortages are creating an unusual economic storm. How will all of this affect the world economy and geopolitics in the new year? Altamar hosts Peter Schechter and Muni Jensen are joined by James Politi, Washington Bureau Chief of the Financial Times, to help us sort out the confusing world economy. Altamar's ‘Téa's Take' by Téa Ivanovic delves into the fact that millennials are seeing inflation for the first time in their lives.
Hackers Backed by China Seen Exploiting Security Flaw in Internet Software. US wins appeal over extradition of WikiLeaks founder. Elon Musk: Person of the Year 2021. Elon Musk named Financial Times 'person of the year' . Ant Pruitt named TWiT of the Year. Monkey NFT Typo Causes Seller To Lose Out On $297,000. Pixel Launcher, 'At a Glance' unintentionally sends out Philippines storm warning globally. How a bug in Android and Microsoft Teams could have caused this user's 911 call to fail. Apple Removes All References to Controversial CSAM Scanning Feature From Its Child Safety Webpage. Better CEO 'Taking Time Off Effective Immediately'. MGM Resorts Job Seekers Can Try Out Roles in VR Before Starting. Google is threatening to fire unvaccinated employees. Deadly Collapse at Amazon Warehouse Puts Spotlight on Phone Ban Twitter adds auto captions feature to make videos more accessible. Why publishers like Vox Media are merging with their biggest rivals. Internet Association, once a top tech lobby, to fold at end of year. Google to give additional staff bonus this year. Woman lost @metaverse Instagram handle days after Facebook name change. Facebook owner is behind $60 mln deal for Meta name rights. Instagram quietly hits 2 billion monthly users. Grand Theft Auto video game ban proposed by Illinois State Rep. Marcus Evans. December security patch rolling out to Pixel 6 and 6 Pro with 80 bug fixes. Pixel Stand (2nd gen) starts shipping with first orders arriving this week. 'High-power' 21/23W charging on Pixel 6 & Pro with new Pixel Stand requires December update. YouTube TV could lose Disney, ABC, & ESPN channels this week, price drop if deal not reached. Google releases a new Wear OS 3 preview, offering a better look at the design outside of Samsung. Correcting the history of IoT. @Nicky_Dover: The Internet of Things boldly asks "what if everything in your house works like that new printer your mom just got" Toyota Made Its Key Fob Remote Start Into a Subscription Service. Picks: Stacey - Peppermint Brownie Cookies. Stacey - Flic 2 Starter Kit. Jeff - New elevator data tells the story of the movement of people in cities globally. Jeff - 52 things I learned in 2021. Leo - Minecraft crosses 1 trillion views on YouTube. Ant - New "Adobe Creative Cloud Express" is super useful. Ant - Christmas Tuba Extravaganza. Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham, and Ant Pruitt Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-google. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: Codecademy.com promo code TWIG att.com/activearmor UserWay.org/twit
Elon Musk has won Person of the year from Time & The Financial Times! I'm so happy he's getting the recognition he deserves. We need the truth about Elon's accomplishments to go mainstream. Elon works tirelessly to make a brighter future for all of this. So thankful and inspired, go Elon, Tesla & SpaceX!!
Our world is filled with opportunities. We can more easily share our ideas and pursue our dreams. Even though it's easier than before, the path is still challenging. If you want to pursue your dreams, you'll enjoy hearing about how you can skip the line. It's possible to get catapulted to the front of any discipline in an ethical way. James Altucher shares the path we can follow. James is a successful entrepreneur, angel investor, prolific writer, podcaster, standup comedian, and chess master. He has started more than twenty companies and is invested in over thirty. He is the author of more than 20 books, including the bestsellers The Power of No and Choose Yourself. His writing has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, The Observer, Financial Times, Huffington Post, and TechCrunch. He also writes a popular blog and hosts a successful podcast, The James Altucher Show, that has had over 80,000,000 downloads. An eight-episode docuseries based on Choose Yourself was produced by DNA Films and released on Amazon in 2020. Highlights from our conversation: How to use discomfort and curiosity to produce great work What to think before publishing an article to ensure it's your best work yet The art of pursuing your dreams and navigating through difficult times Enjoy! Have a question? Text me 1-206-309-5177 Tweet me @chasejarvis --- Today's episode is brought to you by CreativeLive. CreativeLive is the world's largest hub for online creative education in photo/video, art/design, music/audio, craft/maker and the ability to make a living in any of those disciplines. They are high quality, highly curated classes taught by the world's top experts -- Pulitzer, Oscar, Grammy Award winners, New York Times best selling authors and the best entrepreneurs of our times.
Laurence Kotlikoff is a Professor of Economics at Boston University and author of the forthcoming book, MONEY MAGIC: An Economist's Secrets to More Money, Less Risk, and a Better Life. We discuss the differences between an economist's approach to financial planning versus Wall Street's. Kotlikoff shares unconventional wisdom, such as the benefit of paying off your mortgage with your IRA in retirement, how some professions are better to pursue in terms of lifetime earnings (clue: it's not medicine) and why delaying retirement by just two years can enhance financial security. More about Laurence: He is Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Fellow of the Econometric Society, Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, President of Economic Security Planning, Inc., and Director of the Fiscal Analysis Center. Professor Kotlikoff has written 20 books and hundreds of professional articles and Op-Eds. He is a New York Times best-selling author and a frequent television and radio guest. His columns have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, The Boston Globe, Bloomberg, Forbes, Yahoo.com, Fortune, and other major publications. In 2014, The Economist named him one of the world's 25 most influential economists. Learn more about his work and find additional resources by visiting his website here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
President Biden promised to hold a Summit of Democracies in the first year of his Presidency and he delivered with a 110 country virtual summit that ended last week. Ambassador Derek Mitchell, President of the National Democratic Institute, joined David Rothkopf, Rosa Brooks of Georgetown University, Ed Luce of the Financial Times, and Kori Schake of the American Enterprise Institute to discuss the Summit, its results, and the work left to be done. Is the Summit going to make a difference in countries where democracy is backsliding? Does America even have standing to hold such an event given the threats to democracy we face at home? How should a summit next year be different? Find out the answer to these and other questions about the future of democracy in this don't miss episode.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/deepstateradio. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Amazon has come a long way since online book sales. In fact, when it comes to revenue, Jeff Bezos' creation is the world's biggest internet-based company. But what makes the "everything store" so ubiquitous? In large part, it's the small and medium-sized businesses that use the platform to sell their goods. This year, more than 1.9 million of these businesses participated in its marketplace, which accounted for some 60 percent of Amazon's retail sales. But was it ultimately good for them? In the midst of this historic transition in shopping, that's our debate: Is Amazon good for small business? Debating in favor of the motion is Mark Jamison, economist at the American Enterprise Institute, with Kunal Chopra, tech executive and former Amazon GM. Arguing against the motion is Rana Foroohar, global business columnist at the Financial Times and author of “Don't Be Evil”, with co-director of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, Stacy Mitchell. Emmy award-winning journalist John Donvan moderates. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices