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Digital Employee Experience: A Show for IT Change Makers
Reality Bytes #7 – Do believe the (DEX) hype?

Digital Employee Experience: A Show for IT Change Makers

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2022 13:51


Welcome back to a special “Reality Bytes”, where a solo Tom is joined by Megan, Sean, Oriana and Dina to consider the timely topic of digital employee experience (DEX) and hype. The discussion follows the appearance of both Forrester's EUEM Wave report from earlier this year, and Gartner's Market Guide for DEX Tools last month. Listen to the team cover the following questions: To what extent DEX is a transformative set of capabilities, rather than just flavor of the month How to select between DEX tools in a concrete, confident fashion What the essence of DEX is, and whether it needs to be differently framed and promoted See Tim and Tom host Experience Everywhere in London or New York, or catch the show in Paris or Frankfurt, across October (https://www.nexthink.com/experience-2022/) Read Forrester's EUEM report here (https://www.nexthink.com/resource/nexthink-named-as-leader-in-forresters-wave-report/) For more amazing DEX content, including podcasts, articles and exclusive research, head over to the DEX Hub (dex.nexthink.com) To hear more interviews like this one, subscribe to the Digital Employee Experience Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your preferred podcast platform. Listening on a desktop & can't see the links? Just search for Digital Employee Experience in your favorite podcast player.

St. Andrew's Church
Mt Pleasant :: Randy Forrester: Letters from Peter - Everday Community

St. Andrew's Church

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2022 21:29


Sermon Series Our sermon series, The Letters of Peter, continues. Some of the themes and titles for this sermon series are based on the book Everyday Church: Gospel Communities on Mission by Tim Chester and Steve Timmis. Bible Study Don't just take our word for it . . . take His! We would encourage you to spend time examining the following Scriptures that shaped this sermon: 1 Peter 1:22-2:8. Sermon Notes We are not meant to live the Christian life alone. As spiritual exiles, we need a strong connection to a community of faith. Peter calls us “living stones” that are being built into a “spiritual house.” God knows each one of us uniquely but he also “builds us together” into something greater than ourselves. Christian community is characterized by two particular things: Love for One Another Longing for God's Word Sermon Application What are some distinctives of Christian love? Is it a feeling? Is it action? What does it mean to love from a pure heart? What source of help do we have when we find it difficult to love others? What is the basis of Christian community? How do we keep that thing central? Is it more natural for you to approach Scripture intellectually or experientially? What is your engagement with the community of faith like right now? Strong? Weak? Questions? Do you have a question about today's sermon? Email Randy Forrester (RForrester@StAndrews.Church).

The Eternal Optimist
Finding Greatness after Grief with Link Forrester

The Eternal Optimist

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2022 42:05


Faith can move mountains but the truth is, with faith comes challenges and many hurdles. For most, the trials and tribulations leave their faith faltered. But in this episode, we speak with one of the very few people whose faith remains strong despite all the dark setbacks. Listen as we learn about Link Forester, a successful financial advisor, avid golfer, and now a new author, as he shares with us the bumpy road he calls his life but with strong faith, brought him to a destination full of blessings and fulfillment.  Topics Covered  0:12 - How Link uses golf as a vehicle in his life.  2:26 - Link shares his early upbringing.  5:39 - How Link first started in IBM.  8:04 - Link on quitting IBM, taking a risk on selling insurance, and how it became a great plan. 13:15 - The practice of I Am's or a life vision statement.  14:14 - How Link defines ‘secure' and ‘free.'  18:06 - Link's thoughts on what Christianity is really about.  21:52 - How his faith played a part in the death of Link's son.  25:48 - How to get stronger in faith in times of tragedy.  27:10 - Link defines a belief in his own perspective.  30:45 - Why Link decided to write a book.  Resources Mentioned https://linkforesterauthor.com/the-book (The Side Road ) https://trueradicallove.org/ (True Radical Love) https://linkforesterauthor.com/ (Link Forester Author) https://www.amazon.com/Freedom-Self-Forgetfulness-Path-Christian/dp/1906173419 (The Freedom of Self Forgetfulness: The Path to True Christian Joy)

What It Means
The Secrets To Becoming An Effective Change Catalyst

What It Means

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2022 35:04


Meaningful change in a company doesn't have to come from the top. Anyone — regardless of seniority or title — can bring it about, say Vice Presidents Meta Karagianni and Peter Ostrow. On this week's What It Means, they discuss how B2B professionals can successfully initiate change and give a preview of their keynote session at Forrester's B2B Summit EMEA.

Glenn Clark Radio
Glenn Clark Radio September 28, 2022 (Rod Woodson, Tai Lavatai, Charles McDonald, Drew Forrester)

Glenn Clark Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 151:59


It is a Would You Rather Wednesday edition of Glenn Clark Radio, Glenn and Griffin go over the Orioles game last night as they're unable to take advantage of a Mariners loss. We'll also begin looking towards this Sunday when the Ravens welcome the Bills to Baltimore. In the first hour we will have our weekly chat with our good pal from drewsmorningdish.com, Drew Forrester, as he joins us IN STUDIO today and we get his thoughts on LIV Golf, the Ravens, O's, Would You Rather Wednesday and everything else. At 11am, Super Bowl Champion and Ravens Radio color analyst Rod Woodson will join the program to talk some Ravens, recapping Sunday in Foxborough and looking ahead to this weekend against Buffalo while also talking about his new episode of ‘A Football Life' that premiered on NFL Network on Friday night. At 11:30am, Yahoo! Sports NFL writer and former McDonogh football player Charles McDonald will join us to discuss his recent story about Lamar Jackson's bet on himself looking brilliant. At 11:50am, we will chat with Navy Football Quarterback, Tai Lavatai, about their big win from the weekend over East Carolina and a look ahead to an even bigger matchup with Air Force this Saturday. Plus, we will get to all of you Would You Rather responses as we have $25 in Glory Days gift certificates to give away. All that and much more on a busy Wednesday.

The Better Than Rich Show
How to Handle Uncertainty in Life w/ Link Forrester | The Better Than Rich Show Ep. 41

The Better Than Rich Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 45:12


Faith can move mountains but the truth is, with faith comes challenges and many hurdles. For most, the trials and tribulations leave their faith faltered. But in this episode, we speak with one of the very few people whose faith remains strong despite all the dark setbacks. Listen as we learn about Link Forester, a successful financial advisor, avid golfer, and now a new author, as he shares with us the bumpy road he calls his life but with strong faith, brought him to a destination full of blessings and fulfillment. Topics Covered 0:12 - How Link uses golf as a vehicle in his life. 2:26 - Link shares his early upbringing. 5:39 - How Link first started in IBM. 8:04 - Link on quitting IBM, taking a risk on selling insurance, and how it became a great plan. 13:15 - The practice of I Am's or a life vision statement. 14:14 - How Link defines ‘secure' and ‘free.' 18:06 - Link's thoughts on what Christianity is really about. 21:52 - How his faith played a part in the death of Link's son. 25:48 - How to get stronger in faith in times of tragedy. 27:10 - Link defines a belief in his own perspective. 30:45 - Why Link decided to write a book. Resources Mentioned The Side Road True Radical Love Link Forester Author The Freedom of Self Forgetfulness: The Path to True Christian Joy Are you ready to create the life of your dreams where you don't just experience financial success but true fulfilment instead? Well the truth is, who you spend time with is who you'll become. Now is the time to join over 300 ambitious entrepreneurs from all throughout the world in our exclusive mastermind program and community. Learn more about this elite group of entrepreneurs and apply to join the movement at The Better Than Rich Show | Facebook

Kings and Generals: History for our Future
3.15 Fall and Rise of China: First Opium War

Kings and Generals: History for our Future

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 47:41


Last time we spoke, Lin Zexu had brought the foreign barbarians to their knees and Elliot was forced to hand over 20,000 chests of opium. Lin zexu destroyed the illicit substance riding his nation of its filth. Elliot made a terrible error when he told the opium merchants the British government would compensate them for the confiscated contraband. This would all lead to Captain Henry Smith of the Volage firing the first shot of the First Opium War. Britain was in a financial bind, they needed their tea fix and China was closing off trade to them. How was Britain going to compensate the opium merchants and open up China to keep the tea flowing? That is when Thomas Macaulay made the suggestion to Lord Palmerston, a rather out of the box idea. Why not make China pay for it all. This episode is the First Opium War Part 1   Welcome to the Fall and Rise of China Podcast, I am your dutiful host Craig Watson. But, before we start I want to also remind you this podcast is only made possible through the efforts of Kings and Generals over at Youtube. Perhaps you want to learn more about the history of Asia? Kings and Generals have an assortment of episodes on the history of asia and much more  so go give them a look over on Youtube. So please subscribe to Kings and Generals over at Youtube and to continue helping us produce this content please check out www.patreon.com/kingsandgenerals. If you are still hungry for some more history related content, over on my channel, the Pacific War Channel where I cover the history of China and Japan from the 19th century until the end of the Pacific War.   Lin Zexu's attempt to send a letter to Queen Victoria proved to be a failure, no one cared. But back in China Lin Zexu's war against Opium earned him a promotion. He went from high commissioner to taking Deng Tingzhen's title as Governor-General. This seems to have bolstered Lin Zexu's resolve to deal with the foreign barbarians as he wrote at the time “Only by knowing their strengths and their weaknesses can we find the right to restrain them”. Lin Zexu shared his countrymens contempt for the foreigners, but he knew he had to learn more about this enemy in order to defeat them. Lin Zexu was a scholar and had a practical mindset for how to go about the task. Lin Zexu began by buying the British warship Cambridge for use to the Chinese navy and anchored it around the mouth of the Canton River. The only problem was that Elliot made sure to order all of Cambridge's cannons removed before it was sold and the Chinese sailors were unable to properly sail the vessel, thus it was literally towed to the canton river.  By spring of 1840, there were only a few small limited battles between the Chinese junks and some British vessels still attempting to smuggle opium into canton. Elliot decided the first course of action was to map the Yangtze river so he could provide good intelligence to the incoming British force. He sent a ship from Jardine Matheson & Co called the Hellas, unbeknownst to Elliot, Matheson told its captain Frederick Jauncey to try and sell opium while they navigated the Yangtze to hedge his profits. The Hellas ran into trouble on May 22nd of 1840 when Captain Jauncey ran into what he originally thought were just a few Chinese merchant ships, but were in fact 8 war junks. They opened fire on Hellas and attempted to ram and board her, but Hellas was able to keep the fire fight at a distance until some strong wind picked up allowing Hellas to make an escape. Captain Jauncey earned a broken jaw and almost lost an eye during the battle and a few of his crew were hurt, but there were no fatalities. By the end of May the Hellas limped back to Macao for some medical treatment. On June the 8th, a Chinese fleet of fireships loaded to the brim with gunpowder were sent into the British ships anchored at Capsingmum some 45 miles east of Macao. Many of the British vessels fled for their lives, but the warships, Volage, Druid and Hyacinth rushed forward to stop the fireship attack. They used grappling hooks to tie up the fireships from a distance and towed them away from the rest of the British flotilla thus saving them all. The next day, the long awaited British force Palmerston promised finally arrived in Chinese waters. There was a scarcity of sailors hindering what could be amassed for hte China expeditionary force, due to the ongoing wars and other operations against the French in the mediterranean sea and the forces of Mohammed Ali in Egypt. By the end of June 17 men of war had assembled including 3 line of battle ships, the Wellesley, Melville and Blenheim. The East India Company also lent a hand providing 4 armed merchantmen steamers, the Enterprize, Madagascar, Atalanta and Queen. Following behind the force was 27 troopships carrying the 18th Royal Irish, the 49th Bengal Volunteers, the 26th Cameronians,a corps of Bengal engineers, and another corps of Madras sappers and miners. On its way to catch up to this force was British most devastating weapon, a brand new ocean-going Iron warship, the first of its kind named Nemesis. She was launched in 1839 and deployed to China as her first operation. She was powered by 2 60 horsepower Forrester engines and armed with 2 pivot mounted 32 pounders and 6 6pounder guns. She had watertight bulkhead, the first to be used for a warship at the time enabling her to survive a lot of hull damage. It goes without saying this one warship will have a daunting part to play in this story and the Chinese would nickname her “devil ship”.  The British armada did not just bring military assistance, it also was secretly carrying more opium, because of course why not. Over 10 thousand chests were snuck away aboard the ships ready to flood the Chinese market. The large British naval presence would allow the smugglers to offload their opium at Lintin during broad daylight with impunity. The armada gathered itself at Singapore to devise a strategy going forward. There in Singapore, the marines practiced amphibious assaults while Chinese war junks in the distance observed from a distance. By June 1 of 1840 enough warships had gathered at Singapore to launch the invasion of the Qing dynasty. So on June 16 the first ship, a steamer named Madagascar entered the Gulf of Canton followed a bit later by a large part of the armada. Aboard the Wellesley, captain Elliot met with the commander of the expeditionary force, Commodore Sir J. J Gordon Bremer and they discussed strategy. Jardine had made a proposal, to commit some warships to blockade the entire eastern and southern coasts of China and seize the island of Chusan. Jardine argued they should also blockade the mouth of the Bei He River which flowed into the Yangtze, the waterway for food and other shipments directly to Beijing. Chusan island was a critical depot for the Qing, more than a quarter million ton of grain pass through it to go to Beijing to feed the capital. Depriving the capital of a major food source and revenue would bring the Chinese to a peace settlement and thus a British victory.  The British Admiralty's Sir John Barrow thought Jardine's proposal was too much, threatening the Qing capital would just result in the Chinese digging in deeper to defend themselves and not bring them to the peace table. Barrow argued they should focus around the gulf of canton, shell the city and seize Hong Kong. Charles Elliot argued a middle ground: take Canton then sail up the Bei He river to threaten Beijing. Elliot also argued they could instead attack Shanghai because attacking such a prominent city would make the Qing lose face and intimidate them. Another man who had just arrived was Elliot's cousin, Admiral Sir George Elliot who had been given co-plenipotentiary powers. He brought with him a peace treaty with orders to make the Qing government agree to every article of it and to continue the way until it was done. Sir George Elliot arrived in the later part of 1840 and ordered a blockade of the Gulf of Canton using 5 warships while he and the rest of the armada sailed north. The British merchants were disappointed, they expected a direct assault upon Canton, they had hoped to open the city back up for trade. Both Elliot's got aboard the Wellesley as the armada made its approach towards Chusan. George Elliot also had with him a letter from Palmerston to inform the emperor Britain intended to blockade and seize various Chinese ports as a response to the Qing siege of the Canton factories. Palmerston also cheekily added that if the Emperor wanted to stop the opium trade he should probably convince his people to stop smoking opium. At the end of the letter Palmerston added that to avoid “unpleasantness” the Emperor was invited to send a delegation to a shipboard meeting with the two Elliots who most likely would park their warships at the mouth of the Bei He River. The Elliots gave the letter to a Captain named Thomas Bourchier whom went ashore with a white flag at Namoy just 300 miles north of Canton. As Thomas entered the harbor some Qing officials came aboard. Thomas explained to them that the armada meant to bombard the city if they did not respect the white flag. As he explained this to them, along the coast a ton of Chinese began to form a crowd near his boat so he sailed off. With his ship a few hundreds yards away from the shore he waited to see what the Chinese would do. Then Thomas noticed cannons being mounted on a nearby fort. Thomas sent his translator named Robert Thom on a small raft with a large placard repeating what retaliation the Chinese could expect if they fired upon his ship. Thom also began to shout the orders at the crowd along the beach, but they simply screamed insults in return. Then some of the people on the beach began to swim out towards Thom's boat and some arrows and gunshots were fired at him. Suddenly one of the cannons from the fort fired and some nearby chinese junks joined them all aiming for poor Thom. Thom dashed back to Captain Thomas and reported to him what had happened. Captain Thomas responded by sending another letter explaining that the British government had no quarrel with the Chinese people, only their emperor. He sent the letter with a courier in another small raft and as it approached the shore the mob rose up yet again and soon gunfire was going off. It is alleged after this Captain Thomas literally threw a message in a bottle before sailing off towards Canton.  By July 1st the armada anchored in the harbor of Dinghai on Chusan Island. Dinghai held around 40,000 inhabitants within a 5 sided 22 feet high wall city. It held many towers and was surrounded on all 4 sides by a canal. The city had 16 hundred defenders, but in reality they were all just some fishermen, sailors and quickly raised up militiamen armed with spears, bows and some matchlocks. There were also 12 chinese war junks that had followed the British armada keeping a safe distance. The British noticed one of the Chinese war junks had a banner indicated a high Qing official was aboard and they signaled they wanted to talk. The Chinese war junks invited a British delegation aboard their flagship. Commodore Bremer went aboard with his interpreter and met with the Qing commander of the Chusan garrison. Bremer did not mash words he was quite blunt demanding the “surrender Chusan or face the consequences”. The Qing host was not intimidated however and sent the British back to their boats. When the British were back aboard their vessels, instead of blasting the chinese war junks, well they simply invited the Chinese aboard the Wellesley to wine and dine them. In the 1997 movie “the opium war” this scene is quite well done, I highly recommend watching it. So the Qing officials dined and one Qing officer even analyzed some of the 74 guns aboard Wellesley. That officer was quoted to say “it is very true you are strong and I am weak. Still I must fight”. After dinner, Commodore Bremer demanded their surrender again and gave them 24 hours to comply. The Chinese in the meantime ran ashore and began to stuff a ton of sandbags with rice and other things to strengthen the defenses around Dinghai's walls. The 24 hours passed and Bremer brought the Wellesley closer to the shore, but he had to wait for some more reinforcements to arrive to launch an amphibious assault. By 2pm on July 5th, 6 British warships arrived to the scene and Bremer fired a single cannon targeting a tower on a small fort. The Qing fired a single cannon in response, which led Bremer to start shooting volley's every 10 minutes. As the maelstrom was going on, Lt Colonel George Burrell led the 18th Brigade in an amphibious landing. Suddenly the Chinese stop firing just as the 18th brigade landed ashore. The British took the situation by storm and began bombarding the Chinese war junks to pieces and Dingshai's fort towers. Lord Jocelyn, a military secretary said of the scene. “The Crashing of timber, falling houses and groans of men resounded from the shore. Even after the bombardment ceased, a few shots were still heard from the unscathed junks. We landed on a deserted beach, a few dead bodies, bows and arrows; broken spears and guns remaining the sole occupants of the field”. The 18th brigade found no resistance on the beach. The Qing defenders had fled almost as soon as the first cannons had gone off. A Qing commander on scene, Brigadier Zhang had refused to give up the fight, but had both his legs blown off by cannonade and had to be whisked away on a litter. The local magistrate and some of his subordinates watched in horror as the defenders departed and they all committed suicide.  A detachment of the 18th brigade set up 8 9 pounder artillery pieces and some howitzers on a hill which had a vantage point overlooking the city of Dinghai. They then began to shell the now defenseless inhabitants forcing countless to flee for their lives. The British reported not a single casualty during the volley exchange nor the beach assault. Lord Jocelyn described the planting of the Union Jack by the Joss house in Dinghai “the first European banner that has floated as conqueror over the flowery land”.  The city of Dinghai was a mile from the shoreline and Colonel Burell slowly marched his men to its formidable walls as artillery rained hell upon them. The residents of Dinghai responded with their own artillery forcing Colonel Burrell to hold back his men from a distance and wait it out until the next day to assault the city. During that lull the British soldiers found some samshu in a local fishing village and proceeded to get drunk as hell and looted the fishing village during the night. An Indian soldier said of the incident “A more complete pillage could not be conceived. The plunder ceased only when there was nothing to take or destroy”. The artillery was going on throughout the night and at around midnight of British 9 pounders hit a gunpowder deposit inside Dinghai turning the city into an inferno. The next morning the British saw most of the defenders were fleeing and sent a detachment of 12 men to approach the south wall to prod it. There was no resistance so the men began to climb the rice bag defenses that had been piled almost 2 stories high in front of the wall. Within minutes they were over the top and could see the city that once held 40,000 people was all but deserted. Lord Jocelyn said of the city “The main street was nearly deserted, except here and there, where the frightened people were performing the kow-tow as we passed. On most of the houses was placarded "Spare our lives;" and on entering the jos-houses were seen men, women, and children, on their knees, burning incense to the gods; and although protection was promised [to] them, their dread appeared in no matter relieved.”  The British reported that perhaps 2000 Chinese died, which is complete nonsense, the Chinese state something like 25 died so the actual number is somewhere in between, quite a large range I know. The British themselves might have lost up to 19 men. They found a ton of antiquated weapons and armor as they looted the city such as padded cotton jackets which displayed the disparity between the 2 forces. Robert Thom who witnesses the looting said “No one has been killed in cold blood that I am aware of, and only one or two cases of rape occurred perpetrated it is said by the sepoys”. By the way a lot of the primary sources for this war will lay blame on the Indian soldiers for misconduct and take it was a grain of salt. I am not saying it did not happen, it most certainly did, but the idea that the British redcoats were not taking part in such ventures seems dubious.  By Jul 11th, Jardine and Matheson reached Chusan and found out Admiral Elliot was forbidding their opium ships from landing on the island. Yet they pressed their team of smugglers to persist and against Elliots wishes unloaded opium. Chusan would become a storehouse for opium and by November of 1840 43 opium smuggling ships were using Chusan as an offloading point. 12,000 chests of opium would be brought to Chusan by the end of the year.  Chusan island would also bring quite a lot of misery to the British. Colonel Burrell refused to allow his troops to occupy the abandoned city of Dinghai fearing repercussions from the Chinese and instead kept his men in a particularly malaria infested paddy field. With the scorching heat and an order that all men keep their top buttons on their uniforms fastened almost 500 men would die to malaria and dysentery. A lot of variables were at work, bad provisions, too much Samshu, stagnant water and the most evil culprit, malaria invested mosquitos took a heavy toll on the British. By October, only 2036 out of 3650 troops would be fit for duty.  By december more than 5000 men were admitted to hospitals and 448 deaths would occur. If anyone knows the story of Japan's invasion of Taiwan in the 19th century, it really reminds me of that ordeal. Taking an island by force and with incredible ease, only to fall victim to brutal mother nature. On july 27th, Elliot had gathered many warships at Dinghai and felt he had enough firepower to proceed 500 miles north to Beijing. A week after Dinghai fell, Beijing got the word. However this is where a large problem would emerge for the Qing dynasty. The Emperor was given word through Qing officials, and if the news was bad, the officials would fear enraging the Emperor and more often than naught falsify what they told him. In this case the officials downplayed the severity of the incursion. They told him of alleged weaknesses of the foreign invaders. The governor of Jiangsu Province lying at the mouth of the Yangtze River, Yukien told the Emperor “take our fort at Woosung. From the bottom upward there is the stone base, then the clay base, and finally the fort itself. It is even elevation far above the level of the barbarian ships. If they shoot upward, their bullet will go down and consequently lose force. Moreover the barbarians are stiff and their legs straight. The latter, further bound with cloth, can scarcely stretch at will. Once fallen down, they cannot again stand up. It is fatal to fighting on land”. Yukien would also make remarks about how the barbarians lacked bows and arrows. While this might come off as humorous, I bring it up for important reasons. The Emperor will continuously be given these sort of reports, downplaying of events such as battles, made up stories about victories over the British and much more. The Emperor will be reacting accordingly based on the information he is given and this will be quite the crux of the entire war.  The British armada approached the mouth of the Bei He River in a course of 10 days and was only 75 miles southwest of Beijing. However at the mouth of the Bei He River lied one of the Qing dynasty's most formidable defenses, known as the Dagu forts. 2 Dagu forts guarded the mouth, though to Elliot they looked pretty decrepit and deserted. Elliot was still trying to find a Qing official who would take Palmerstons letter to the Emperor and at the mouth he saw several Chinese war junks. Elliot sent a man with the letter to the war junks and the commander of the warships replied that he would send the letter to a higher ranking Qing official who was only a short distance away. Thus Elliot waited to see what would occur and it turned out the Qing official was Qishan, the governor of Chihli province. Qishan sent word to Elliot that his letter was sent directly to the Emperor, but that Elliot would need to wait for a reply.  On May 13 of 1840, one of Qishans subordinates came aboard the Wellesley providing the British with food and water and this was followed up for several days with more gifts. Then Elliot was told the Emperor had officially received the letter, but it would be regretfully another 10 days or so for the Qing court to discuss with the Emperor the letters contents. Do not forget, the story I spoke of about the malaria and dysentery outbreak on Chusan was raging by this point and thus Elliot decided it best to scatter the armada in search of cleaner water because the Chusan wells seemed to be the culprit at the time. Some of the ships went hundreds of miles away in search of water and as this all occurred, 10 days had come and gone. When all of the armada regrouped with their fresh water reserves, Elliot decided they needed to speed up the Qing courts process. Elliot ordered the warships Madagascar and Modeste to begin firing at some forts on Chusans outskirts, but before the shelling could begin a messenger from Qishan suddenly appeared. Elliot was invited to meet with Qishan in 3 days time. The meeting would be on july 30th and the location was a fort in southern Chusan. Qishan brought gifts and food with him for the British and had a flotilla built up so the British would not have to walk in mud to the fort. Elliot, Qishan and Jocelyn had a large dinner and then they discussed the Palmerston letter for over 6 hours. Qishan during the meeting made a mention of the precedent set by the Macartney and Amherst missions, that of the tributary system. Elliot insisted both men were not tributaries, but ambassadors holding equal status to the Emperor. Qishan could feel the tension in the room and changed the subject, he pointed out that the occupation of Chusan island was unacceptable for the Emperor. Elliot understood and said the British occupation was temporary, they were merely using it as a base of operations. Then the largest looming subject emerged, Opium. Qishan demanded a promise from Queen Victoria that Britain would stop exporting opium to China. Similar to Lin Zexu, the Qing had a difficult time understanding the representatives of authority for other nations and assumed Queen Victoria held a similar position to their Emperor. Elliot said plainly that he did not have the authority to grant such a concession and then made the remark “if the Chinese wanted the opium trade to end, they should stop using it”. Elliot also made a remark that most of the Opium was coming from other sources outside British influence, but he had little evidence to support this. Qishan swallowed this resentfully but did not quibble over it. Instead Qishan moved to the subject of reparations as Palmerston had demanded compensation for the 20,000 seized opium chests and for war reparations for Britain who was invading China! Qishan flat out called these demands ludicrous, when he said this, Elliot began to write something on Palmerstons letter and when Qishan asked him what he was writing Elliot replied “I am writing what is your opinion on the matter, because many of the Emperor other officials might have differing ones”.  Qishan then began to explain to Elliot that Lin Zexu had fallen out of favor with the Qing court and that Qishan agreed with the British that Lin Zexu had mistreated them and employed unnecessary violence. Qishan made a remark that the Emperor was most likely going to fire Lin Zexu and punish him. It seems Qishan was hinting to Elliot that he might be replacing Lin Zexu as his successor and with it plenipotentiary powers. So you get the idea here, Qishan is basically hinting while nothing can be done right now, perhaps when he is in charge he will help the British out. Qishan also kept stating that the British should go to Canton, as it was the center of foreign trade and a much more logical and practical place for them to go to further negotiations. But both Elliot and Qishan knew why he was stating this repeatedly, he wanted the British to get as far away from the Emperor as possible.  George Elliot informed Charles Elliot that he felt the armada was quite vulnerable sitting in Bei He Bay and urged him to end the negotiations and leave. Likewise upon hearing the news that Lin Zexu was going to be dismissed soon, Charles Elliot agreed and they too the armada and sailed away. This rather abrupt partie however gave the Chinese the impression the barbarians were done with the war all together. As you can imagine many Qing officials began telling Beijing this. As you can also imagine the British departure was only temporary. By September of 1840 the British armada re-emerged at the mouth of the Bei He River. The Elliots had order the armada to up the pressure on the Qing and Charles Elliot had written a note to Palmerston at this time “It is notorious that the Daoguang Emperor entertains the utmost dread of our enterprising spirit”. What he meant by this, was by sending periodic naval patrols he was trying to scare the shit out of Beijing. Back over in Canton, despite the incredible efforts of Lin Zexu, the opium trade was still rearing its ugly head. Since Jardine & Matheson were now able to shove their contraband on Chusan island it began to flood right back into the Canton market. By the fall of 1840 6500 chests had gotten through the Canton trade from Jardine & Matheson Co alone. Many hundreds of others were flooding in from the other independent smugglers and despite the severity of punishment for using the substance, there was still an enormous demand. The Elliots of course banned the trade of opium on Chusan, but they were not morons, they knew it was simply going to Canton in the end. Of course they were allowing the trade to go on, they were after all quite broke. The Elliots had no other way of raising money to continue the war effort other than relying on the sale of opium. Both Elliots understood the fiscal dependency they had on the opium smugglers and the prohibition of its sale on the island of Chusan was merely symbolic, a way of keeping face, so typically british. Thus vessels were allowed to offload opium near Chusan with zero interference from the British armada, which in turn was patrolling the waters thus protecting the opium dealers in the end. The hope in the end was by symbolically banning the substance at Chusan, perhaps this would alleviate the Emperor while simultaneously allowing the condonation of revenue for the war effort by allowing its trade to ports like Canton.  Over in Beijing, Emperor Daoguang hesitated over Lin Zexu, he was not yet comfortable dismissing him. This embolden Lin Zexu, whom began to crack down even more so on the Chinese opium consumers. Lin Zexu put out an edict limiting the amount of time opium addicts had to wean themselves off the drug “while the period is not yet closed, you are living victims. When it shall have expired, then you will be dead victims”. Yet despite his efforts Lin Zexu could do little against the opium vessels which were being protected by the British armada making patrols in the Gulf of Canton, Amoy, Chusan and the Mouths of the Yangtze and Yellow Rivers. Then to the horror of the Chinese the British began seizing Chinese ships along the coast and taking their cargo to sell and finance the war effort. Imagine how cash strapped a nation has to be to start performing this sort of looting. Between June and July of 1840 the British armada had seized 7 large trading vessels plundering their cargo. In retaliation the Chinese raised a price for the heads of any British military personnel at 100$ for a soldier taken alive, 20$ for a corpse, $5000 for a British captain and for a British ship 10,000$, cha ching. Things got out of hand quite quickly, Chinese desperate to make some coin turned to attacking European and American civilians such a missionaries. Gangs of Chinese would hunt them down beating them nearly to death. On August the 5th, Vincent Stanton a tutor of a British merchants children alongside a missionary named David Abeel made the terrible decision to go swimming in Macao' bay. Stanton was kidnapped and brought to Canton. Until this point Macao was seen as the last safe spot in China for foreigners, but the kidnapping of Stanton broke that. Adding to everyone's fears, 8 Chinese war junks docked at Macao sending the Portuguese colony into a frenzy.  It turns out Stanton's kidnapping was masterminded by Lin Zexu, it was psychological warfare. He was not able to go after the British warships, but he was able to target anyone on land. The Governor general of Macao, Pinto pleaded with Lin Zexu to return the man, but it came to nothing. The British felt they had lost face, Stanton was one of theirs and they had even tried allowing the Portuguese aid the situation to no avail. 2 weeks after Stantons kidnapping the British had had enough. 4 British warships from the Armada were sent to Macaos Casilha Bay alongside 400 soldiers. The British warships opened fire upon the Chinese war junks whom returned fire. However the Chinese war junks cannons were old and obsolete, they could not match the range the British were firing from. The Chinese crews began to panic when their return fire was literally only matching half the distance of the British and soon jumped ship. Meanwhile the british warships simply continued to rain hell upon the war junks. As noted by British officer “The [Chinese] junks, which were aground in the inner harbour, were utterly useless, for none of their guns could be brought to bear, though several of the thirty-two pound shots of the ships found their way over the bank, much to the consternation of the occupants of the junks." The Chinese crews tried to establish a defense on the coast, but the British soldiers overwhelmed them with musket fire. The Chinese war junks still intact made a break for it, as the rest of the Chinese fled into the fortifications. The British warships battered the walls of Macaos fortifications until their batteries stopped returning fire and the British and Indian soldiers soon scaled the walls. By 5pm the Chinese routed inside the Macao fortifications as the British set fire to multiple barracks. In the end the Chinese suffered upto 60 dead with 120 wounded and the British reported only 4 wounded, but take the number with a grain of salt. In Beijing Qing officials told Emperor Daoguang there had been a major victory at Macao and that many British were dead and multiple British warships laid at the bottom of Casilha Bay. These Qing officials were court officials who were received false reports from the military at Macao. Its sort of like the game broken telephone, where every link embellishes the story to make it more and more positive. All the Chinese soldiers began to abandon Macao and no more Chinese War junks came to its harbor. In the eyes of the Portuguese and British they had saved Macao, in the eyes of poor Stanton…well he was imprisoned in Canton.  The Stanton kidnapping distressed the foreign community in China, but there was another incident that scared the shit out of them. A french missionary named Father Jean Gabriel Perboyre was illegally operating in Hubei Province and got captured in September of 1839. He was tortured and interrogated for over a year and on September 11th of 1840 he was executed publicly at Wuchang. The priest was killed by strangulation, but the Qing authorities decided to place his body on a cross after his death. This set a panic into the foreign community as others were likewise captured and killed and the British on Chusan island were falling victim to malaria, dysentery and starvation, because all the food on Chusan had dried up. They began to eat moldy rice from Chusans stockpiles and bread made from worm ridden flour stuck aboard their ships for quite a long time. It is alleged that the pickled beets and pork on the British warships was so rancid even the iron-stomachs of the British couldn't tolerate it. The drinking water likewise was a source of disease, contaminated by the local sewers. The interpreter Thom wrote a letter to Matheson stating “even the natives hold their noses because of the waters smell. Unless we can manage to get the canal and town cleared out, I fear that we shall be getting some contagious distemper among us. The climate moreover is moist and mosquitoes swarm in amazing numbers. Let no man come here without mosquito curtains else he will bitterly repent of it”. The British did not realize the mosquitoes were the culprit of their malaria nightmare as the belief at the time for europeans was that malaria came from rotten vegetables. The dysentry killed more people than the malaria however, coming from the horrid food and water situation. 12 soldiers died in August, the next month 24, while 250 were hospitalized and by mid september a third of the force was too sick to fight. Being a specialist in the Pacific War I do have to say what amazing parallels this will play out for the Japanese and Americans in the island hoping warfare. Not fun to battle the elements, malaria and a terrible provision situation.  Then there was horrible incident when a commercial ship called the Kite ran aground on a sandbank on september 15th. The Captain named John Nobles lost his 5 month year old baby, and he, his wife and 26 crew members clinging to the boats wreckage until a Chinese war junk captured them. All of them were put in chains and imprisoned at Ningbo. They were placed in wooden cage, the wife of John Nobles stated “mine was scarcely a yard high, a little more than three quarters of a yard long, and a little more than half a yard broad. The door opened from the top. Into these we were lifted, the chain around our necks being locked to the cover. THey put a long piece of bamboo through the middle, a man took either end, and in this manner we were jolted from city to city to suffer the insults of the rabble, the cries from whom were awful”. Some of captured crew were beat to death, 3 men died of dysentery and those who were Indian amongst them were treated extra harshly. One of the English prisoners believed the Chinese treated the Indians worse, because they ate their rice with their fingers which angered them.  When Charles Elliot heard the news of the captives from the Kite he was mortified, particularly because one of the prisoners was a woman! He went to Ningbo aboard the Atalanta to negotiation their release and was immediately told, all the prisoners could go if the British gave back Chusan. The British did not say no, but did nothing to indicate they would hand over Chusan, so the Chinese began to threaten to kill the prisoners. This prompted the Charles Elliot to demand a meeting with Qishan at Chinhai only 10 miles away from the prison at Ningbo. Elliot stated to Qishan if the prisoners were not handed over he would end the peace talks outright. Qishan played some hard ball demanding Chusan returned, but eventually a compromise was made. Elliot agreed to stop British ships from seizing Chinese vessels and blockading the ports and in return the Chinese would still hold the prisoners, but they would improve their living conditions. To show good faith, Qishan released poor old Stanton from his prison in Canton and handed him over to Elliot. The situation did not satisfy the British, but while they danced around with diplomacy, more and more troops from India were being brought to Chusan and the most fearsome weapon Britain had at its disposal had just arrived, the Nemesis.    I would like to take this time to remind you all that this podcast is only made possible through the efforts of Kings and Generals over at Youtube. Please go subscribe to Kings and Generals over at Youtube and to continue helping us produce this content please check out www.patreon.com/kingsandgenerals. If you are still hungry after that, give my personal channel a look over at The Pacific War Channel at Youtube, it would mean a lot to me.  Lin Zexu's efforts against opium were not going well enough and was losing favor with Emperor Daoguang, the British were winning battles and taking territory. How will the Qing Dynasty rid themselves of the invaders? Join us next time to find out. 

Ashley Speaks. You Learn.
Brand Values: A Competitive Advantage For Your Business

Ashley Speaks. You Learn.

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 27:29


When Kendall and Justine Barber founded Poppy Barley in 2012 they had sustainability in mind from the start. The co-founders toured countless factories in Mexico to find the right production partner that aligned with their values. Eventually, they did. The socially and environmentally conscious Canada-based fashion company—which produces leather shoes, bags, accessories, and home goods— teamed up with a factory in León, Mexico. Poppy Barley paid the artisans significantly more than the local wage. The company went on to provide post-secondary scholarships for the children and grandchildren of its Mexico-based team members. This was the beginning of a long-term partnership that embodies how Poppy Barley does business. Whenever we're making decisions, we always think of the most sustainable way we can make it happen. If there's steps that we can take to make it better for the planet, or better for people, then we choose that route. It's a filter that we constantly think through. Online shopping and social media purchasing have ushered in an age of unlimited options, making it harder for companies to build lasting relationships with buyers. Companies can make one-off sales but find it challenging to create long-term customers. Leading with your brand values enables your business to capture the attention of customers and distinguish yourself from competitors. According to the 2022 Future of Commerce report—a study conducted by Forrester on behalf of Shopify—53% of companies are making improved sustainability one of their top priorities for 2022, and 39% are improving efficiency in manufacturing processes. On the consumer side, customers are increasingly concerned about the companies they support with their money. While words like “sustainability” are increasingly a marketing buzzword, many consumers aren't satisfied with greenwashing. Instead, they're doing the research to see whether a company's claims are authentic or simply advertising. Buyers are more environmentally and ethically conscious than ever, opting to buy from businesses that align with their personal values. A decade later, Poppy Barley has not wavered in its mission to build a company that provides “luxury for the people” while having a positive impact on the world. In fact, its mandate has only expanded. Today, it's a certified B Corporation with a dedication to “business for good.” “Whenever we're making decisions, we always think of the most sustainable way we can make it happen,” says Marina Eckert, Poppy Barley's Social and Community Lead. “If there's steps that we can take to make it better for our planet, or better for people, then we choose that route. It's a filter that we constantly think through.” The company focuses on ethical production, using responsible materials and sustainable packaging. Its products are built to last to reduce waste, and the business is a vehicle to empower people and protect the planet. Since 2018, the company has donated the profits from its busiest shopping day, Black Friday, to organizations like the Lois Hole Hospital for Women, The Nature Conservancy of Canada, and Water First. People choose our company because we act with these values in mind and try to articulate them well. Poppy Barley is a quintessential example of modern businesses establishing brand values and living by them. But more and more companies are catching up, putting brand values like sustainability and ethically sourced goods at the center of their business. According to the Future of Commerce report, consumers are four times more likely to purchase from a company with strong brand values. “Oftentimes, I find that customers interact with us and say, ‘I love your company. And I love your values. What you stand for is awesome,'” says Eckert. “People choose our company because we act with these values in mind and try to articulate them well.” In this article we'll dive into what brand values are, how to establish them, and the benefits of running a values-c...

The FourBlock Podcast
Inside the Hiring Process: A Conversation with A U.S. Navy Veteran and the Recruiter Who Hired Her

The FourBlock Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 33:46


In an exciting first for the FourBlock Podcast this week, co-hosts Lindsey Pollak and Mike Abrams are joined by two special guests: Natalie Schibell, a FourBlock alumna and 10-year U.S. Navy veteran who now serves as a VP, Research Director at Forrester, and Jessica Marotta, the Talent Acquisition Manager at Forrester who first found Natalie through FourBlock Connect, our online networking and community-building platform available exclusively to FourBlock participants, mentors, and partner companies. In this episode, Natalie and Jessica discuss how they met on the FourBlock Connect platform, the conversations that ensued, and the hiring process at Forrester. Jessica shares what using the platform has helped her learn about recruiting the veteran community, and her philosophy for hiring: “I'm not just finding the best fit for Forrester; I'm finding the best fit for Natalie.” Natalie shares details about her incredible military career, her transition, and the interview process with Forrester, noting that: “I felt like not only was [Jessica] a recruiter, but she was also a friend.” A Talent Acquisition professional dedicated to behavioral based interviewing and equitable sourcing practices, Jessica has more than 20 years of recruiting experience. She started at Capital One and has spent the last 8+ years at Forrester as a Talent Acquisition Manager. At the time of this episode's recording, Natalie was a Senior Analyst for Healthcare Strategy at Forrester. She is now serving as a VP, Research Director for Forrester. She previously served 10 years in the U.S. Navy's Medical Service Corps as a Director of Public Health and as a Director of Operations for Healthcare Talent Acquisition. She is presently serving as a Lt. Commander in the U.S. Navy Reserves. Natalie is an alumnus of FourBlock's Spring 2021 Atlanta Veteran Career Readiness Program.   ABOUT US Welcome to the FourBlock Podcast, a show that examines veteran career transition and the military-civilian divide in the workplace. General Charles Krulak coined the term "Three Block War" to describe the nature of 21st-century military service defined by peace-keeping, humanitarian aid, and full combat. But what happens next? Veterans are often unprepared to return home and begin new careers. We call this the Fourth Block.  FourBlock is a national non-profit that has supported thousands of transitioning service members across the nation in beginning new and meaningful careers.  Mike Abrams (@fourblock) is an Afghanistan veteran, founder of FourBlock, and author of two military transition books. He represents the military transition perspective. Lindsey Pollak (@lindsaypollak) is a career and workplace expert and New York Times bestselling author of three career advice books. Lindsey represents the civilian perspective of this issue.  Veterans, explore new industries and make the right connections. Find a career that fits your calling. Join us at fourblock.org/ Sponsor our program or host a class to equip more of our veterans at fourblock.org/donate. Follow FourBlock on Social Media  LinkedIn Facebook Instagram Twitter Podcast episodes are produced and edited in part by the Columbia University Center for Veteran Transition and Integration.  

TPK Stories
Weekly B&B Spoilers: September 26-30, 2022

TPK Stories

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2022 6:25


We're not sure this is the best play, but nonetheless, Taylor makes a substantial request of Ridge. Something tells us this is going to leave the flip-flopper once again caught between two women asking him to do two entirely different things. Will he side with the Forresters and risk his marriage or alienate his loved ones by aligning with the Logans? Been there, done that, went over a cliff! The gloves are off in the Logan vs. Forrester war as Brooke hurls accusations against Thomas. Will the self-described "better man" be able to keep his cool, or will he call out his dad's wife (and his biggest hater)?!? --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/valerie-harvey/message

St. Andrew's Church
Mt Pleasant :: Randy Forrester: Letters from Peter - Everyday Hope

St. Andrew's Church

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2022 23:17


Sermon Series Our sermon series, The Letters of Peter, continues. Some of the themes and titles for this sermon series are based on the book Everyday Church: Gospel Communities on Mission by Tim Chester and Steve Timmis. Bible Study Don't just take our word for it . . . take His! We would encourage you to spend time examining the following Scriptures that shaped this sermon: 1 Peter 1:13-21 Sermon Notes Living hope is a gift of God given to us through Jesus Christ. But to walk in this hope we must practice what is commanded by Scripture. Peter identifies three practices that cultivate a lifestyle of hope: Be Spiritually Alert Pursue Holiness Fear God Sermon Application What are your practices for maintaining spiritual alertness? Discuss the tension between relevance and the holiness. Can one maintain a lifestyle of holiness while still being thoroughly engaged in the world? Do you agree that we should fear God? Discuss the paradox between God as Father and Judge. Questions? Do you have a question about today's sermon? Email Randy Forrester (RForrester@StAndrews.Church).

Rockstar CMO FM
The CDP's, Thinking Like a Brand not a Bank and a Cocktail for the Buyers Needs Episode

Rockstar CMO FM

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2022 75:01


This week in the Rockstar CMO Marketing Studio, Jeff Clark, inspired by an article by our chum Forrester's Simon Daniels, gives a primer on Customer Data Platforms (CDPs), discussing why organizations need one and some advice on implementing a CDP strategy and tools. Ian Truscott then goes backstage with Liz High an insight ninja, marketing strategist and author. Liz has worked with virtually every industry on both the client and agency side, using data-driven insight to help shape content, campaigns and brand value. Her clients have included everyone from tech giants Microsoft, Dell and Amazon, to entertainment heavyweight HBO. Her passion and consulting practice is focused on supporting startup and growth FinTechs, banks and credit unions to innovate, embrace brand thinking, and tell resonant stories that drive growth. Based in Seattle, Liz is a lover of the PNW, dogs, Chelsea FC, G&T and wine (not necessarily in that order) and they discuss Liz's new book - Think Like a Brand Not a Bank. Finally, we wind down the week in the Rockstar virtual bar to join Robert Rose, Chief Trouble Maker at The Content Advisory, this week, due to Ian being unable to press the right buttons in Outlook, we dip into the archive and share a great conversation from Episode 28, where Robert discusses buyers needs. Please get in touch if you have any thoughts or suggestions on the topics we discuss. Enjoy! The people: Ian Truscott on LinkedIn and Twitter Jeff Clark on LinkedIn and Twitter Liz High on LinkedIn and Twitter Robert Rose on Twitter and LinkedIn Mentioned in this week's episode: Simon Daniels - Customer Data Platforms Buy or Build Liz High's book - on the web: Think Like a Brand Not a Bank and on Twitter: @Brand_B4_Bank Rockstar CMO FM - Episode 63 with Misia Tramp Robert's The Content Advisory Blog Robert's latest project: Experience Advisors Rockstar CMO: Rockstar CMO on the web, Twitter, and LinkedIn Previous episodes and all show notes: Rockstar CMO FM Rockstar CMO Advisors Track List: Piano Music is by Johnny Easton, shared under a creative commons license We'll be right back by Stienski & Mass Media – on YouTube Put my To Work by Big Data – on Spotify Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Professional Services Pursuit
Ep. 25 - The Biggest PS Tech Challenges and How Vertical SaaS Is Creating Solutions w/ Charles Gustine

The Professional Services Pursuit

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 40:11 Transcription Available


On this episode of The Professional Services Pursuit Banoo is joined by Charles Gustine, Brand Evangelist at Kantata. They discuss the findings from a new Forrester research study commissioned by Kantata and Salesforce that helps explain the importance of vertical SaaS, how it is helping professional services organizations solve critical problems and how it is proving to be more effective at moving businesses through the maturity curve. Other talking points include:·         A review of the recently released Forester study to provide insights into vertical SaaS·         Trending challenges professional services organizations are facing·         The benefits of vertical SaaS and how it helps solve these challenges for PS companies·         How traditional PSA's and horizontal SaaS differ from vertical SaaS solutions·         Prioritizing and optimizing client experience with proper resource management capabilities·         Charles' thoughts on how vertical SaaS can solve future problems and what he expects to see from it going forwardIf you would like to read the full research study you can download it hereTo watch the webinar Charles did with guest speaker Margo Visitacion, Forrester's Vice President and Principal Analyst, view here 

What It Means
How B2B CMOs Can Spend To Succeed In 2023

What It Means

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 24:03


B2B marketing leaders will face intense budget scrutiny as they plan for 2023. But making reactive, cost-saving decisions could undermine long-term gains, cautions VP and Principal Analyst Barbie Mattie. On this week's What It Means, she discusses Forrester's 2023 planning guide for B2B marketing executives and its spending recommendations.

Glenn Clark Radio
Glenn Clark Radio September 21, 2022 (Shaun King, Drew Forrester, "The Tyus Bowser Show")

Glenn Clark Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 151:04


It is time for a Would You Rather Wednesday edition of Glenn Clark Radio, Glenn and Griffin start to look ahead to the Ravens matchup up in Foxborough this weekend against the Patriots. We'll go over the Orioles second consecutive loss to the Tigers last night but stay 5.0 games back in the Wild Card hunt now with 15 games remaining in the season. At 10:25am, we will get to listen to the first segment of Tuesday's “Tyus Bowser Show” featuring Marlon Humphrey. At 11am, we will talk Ravens with former NFL Quarterback Shaun King and talk the latest betting trends as we check in on what he's doing with VSiN out in Las Vegas right now. At 11:20am, we will chat with our pal Drew Forrester of drewsmorningdish.com to get his thoughts and reactions to the Ravens loss to the Dolphins, the Orioles, golf, and everything else in his world. Plus, we will get to all your Would You Rather Wednesday answers on this WYR edition of Glenn Clark Radio.

Unchurned
10: Bridging the trust gap between the organization and its customers with Customer led growth ft. Jeff Ernst, & Kaily Baskett, SlapFive

Unchurned

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 38:10


 Jeff  Ernst, & Kaily Baskett, from SlapFive, join Josh Schachter to decode the nuts & bolts of driving business growth by capturing customers' voices.  Organizational growth happens by placing facts over feelings. Getting to know the true essence of the value perceived by customers is pure gold for an organization. In this episode of [Un]churned, Josh chats with Jeff & Kaily about: Recognizing the full potential customers have to help drive growth Leveraging customer marketing within the organizationSolution the one of the most significant challenge customer marketers faceKaily shares research findings around execs not recognizing the full potential of customersMaximizing success by effectively utilizing case studiesStats around the market of customer marketing“Customer Marketing exists to cement the trust gap that exists in the market between buyers & sellers and this needs to be done with authenticity. " - Jeff ErnstGet tips and insights from top leaders of the Customer Relationship world in your inbox each week. Subscribe to the Unchurned weekly newsletter at www.update.ai/unchurnedAbout Jeff ErnstJeff Ernst, the co-founder of SlapFive, is customer-obsessed. Before SlapFive, Jeff was Principal Analyst at Forrester Research, covering B2B marketing, and then VP of Marketing, where he built Forrester's customer voice program. He was also the co-founder of TalentReef, and VP of Marketing & Product at Kadient and FatWire Software. About Kaily Baskett. Kaily is the Customer Advocacy and Marketing Program Strategist at SlapFive. She Empowers Customer Marketers and Advocacy Managers to capture strategic and authentic customer voices.  Thank you for tuning into the Unchurned podcast! If you enjoyed the episode, please subscribe to the show and leave us an excellent rating & review. Josh would love to connect to hear your feedback & suggestions. Get in touch with him on Linkedin & Twitter. Follow UpdateAI for the latest news on the unchurned podcast on Linkedin & TwitterUpdateAI presents Unchurned

DigiMarCon Podcast
DigiMarCon UK 2022 Agenda - The Workday Consumer has Logged on - Have You? - Tina Aird, Microsoft

DigiMarCon Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2022 30:40 Transcription Available


The Workday Consumer has logged on - Have you?In an ‘anywhere-work' world, the boundaries between work and personal have blurred, new habits have been forged and new behaviours and preferences have been spurred on like never before. Many marketers have rushed to adapt their marketing efforts in response to these shifts but new research from Microsoft Advertising and Forrester, shows that many marketers just don't know how to rethink marketing.Add the festive peak and a rather large football tournament to the mix and Marketers are not sure where to focus their attention. Join Tina as she reveals the new Workday Consumer and show you how to have no limits.Key Takeaways:New persona to maximise strategiesinsight into Football fansNew insight into what to expect for the festive peak

Glenn Clark Radio
Glenn Clark Radio September 14, 2022 (Brian Baldinger, Eric Edholm, Drew Forrester)

Glenn Clark Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 143:14


In a Would You Rather Wednesday edition of Glenn Clark Radio, Glenn and Griffin will talk about the Orioles win last night over the Nationals, while also taking a look ahead with the Ravens and their matchup this Sunday with the Dolphins. At 10:15am, we will chat with NFL writer from NFL.com, Eric Edholm, and get Eric's thoughts on the Ravens win over the Jets and what his big takeaways on the Ravens are. At 11am, we will be joined by our good friend Drew Forrester from drewsmorningdish.com to talk Ravens, Orioles, Would You Rather Wednesday, and everything else in between. At 11:30am, we will talk with Brian Baldinger from NFL Network and Fox Sports who is calling the Ravens-Dolphins game on Sunday for Compass Radio, we'll preview Sunday's game and let Baldy tell us more about what they're doing over at Compass. Plus, we will get to all you WYR answers…all that and much more today on GCR.

Business of Tech
Tue Sep-13-2022: Forrester's CISO planning guide and Microsoft's change to payments

Business of Tech

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 5:22


Two things to know today Forrester's planning guide for CISOs gives focus areas AND Microsoft is going to stop taking checks   Do you want to get the show on your podcast app or the written versions of the stories? Subscribe to the Business of Tech: https://www.businessof.tech/subscribe/   Support the show on Patreon:  https://patreon.com/mspradio/   Want our stuff?  Cool Merch?  Wear “Why Do We Care?” - Visit https://mspradio.myspreadshop.com   Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mspradionews/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/mspradionews/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mspradio/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/28908079/      

Digital Employee Experience: A Show for IT Change Makers
Top 5 Experience Enablers w/ Andrew Hewitt (Forrester)

Digital Employee Experience: A Show for IT Change Makers

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 30:53 Transcription Available


What do you need to provide a great digital employee experience? In today's episode, one of the foremost experts in EUEM technology provides the definitive answer to that crucial question. We're chatting once again with Andrew Hewitt, senior analyst at Forrester and the author of The Forrester Wave™: End-User Experience Management, Q3 2022. This report delivers deeply researched analysis of the top EUEM vendors in the world – and Andrew's brought the same level of illuminating insight to his appearance on the DEX Show. Join us as we break down the top 5 capabilities you need from your DEX technology in order to provide the best possible digital experiences. Andrew's stellar analysis will answer all your questions about: How experience data and qualitative feedback has evolved in recent years. What separates a must-have capability from a commodity in your tech stack. The tactics that make or break a support model in today's EUEM market. For more amazing DEX content, including podcasts, articles and exclusive research, head over to the DEX Hub (dex.nexthink.com) Click here to download the full Forrester Wave™report. To hear more interviews like this one, subscribe to the Digital Employee Experience Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your preferred podcast platform. Listening on a desktop & can't see the links? Just search for Digital Employee Experience in your favorite podcast player.

Lets Have This Conversation
Brian Forrester: "Marketing is Inviting Someone Into a Story"

Lets Have This Conversation

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 31:12


47% of small business owners run marketing entirely on their own. Almost half of small businesses spend less than two hours per week on marketing efforts. 75% of small business owners think that internet marketing is very effective or effective for attracting new customers, according to Nerd Wallet “I'm Brian Forrester, co-founder of Genie Jar Digital. And I love helping business owners grow their sales. Genie Jar Digital takes the confusion out of marketing and offers easy-to-understand action steps so you can attract more customers. Our services include search engine optimization, online ads, content creation, email campaigns, and website design. Plus, we do traditional marketing like radio, TV, graphic design, and copywriting. Our clientele is filled with diverse industries, including real estate professionals, restaurants, lawyers, consultants, start-ups, retail businesses, churches, non-profits, and online marketing influencers. We'll tighten your message, focus your marketing strategy, and increase your leads. And by the way, some personal background: I'm a father of five and the husband of one amazing lady. My family has a thing for Golden Retrievers. And given the right circumstances, I can also do a mean moonwalk on a slick kitchen floor.” He joined me this week to tell me more. For more information: https://www.geniejarmarketing.com/ Learn more: https://www.amazon.com/Brian-Forrester/e/B0B4GMR9C5/ref=aufs_dp_fta_dsk LinkedIn: @BrianForrester Get The Downloads: https://www.geniejarmarketing.com/podcast

Tech People
People & Culture, The Key to Success in CX!

Tech People

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 19:30


This week I'm delighted to discuss company culture with Wren Cotrone, Director of Customer Support at Agiloft. Wren believes that culture is the most important aspect of running a department. Over his career, Wren has seen the good, the bad and the ugly, including toxic red flags, so he's got plenty of wisdom and advice to share. Treating people with respect and dignity, providing the best tools, and procedures can empower a workforce leading to personal success. Ultimately, this trickles down to, and manifests itself as an amazing customer experience. Wren points out how research such as the Forrester 2020 Report are playing their part, highlighting why companies can no longer neglect to invest in culture. A fascinating insight, where the stakes have never been so great. Enjoy the show.

Glenn Clark Radio
Glenn Clark Radio September 7, 2022 (Tyrrell Pigrome, Noah Denoyer, Drew Forrester)

Glenn Clark Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 149:31


It is time for a Would You Rather Wednesday edition of Glenn Clark Radio, Glenn and Griffin will recap a dramatic Orioles win over the Blue Jays to stay in the Wild Card race. At 10:30am we will talk with our good friend, Drew Forrester, from drewsmorningdish.com to get all his thoughts on the Orioles, the Ravens, the latest on LIV Golf and the PGA, and more. At 11:05am, we will have a chance to chat with the Towson University quarterback Tyrrell Pigrome after Towson's week 1 overtime win over Bucknell and look ahead to the Battle of Greater Baltimore this week when Towson takes on Morgan State. At 11:20am we will make our weekly trip to Bowie when we chat with Baysox pitcher, Noah Denoyer. Plus, we get to all your Would You Rather Wednesday answers and more on today's edition of the program. And at the end of the show, we will listen to the first segment of "The Tyus Bowser Show" from last night at the Guilford Hall Brewery.

Tech&Co
L'intégrale de Tech & Co du mercredi 7 septembre

Tech&Co

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 93:13


Mercredi 7 septembre, François Sorel a reçu Frédéric Simottel, éditorialiste tech de BFM Business, David Mignot, cofondateur de YesYes, Guy Devinoy, directeur commercial chez E-Sat, Sylvain Bonnet, directeur général Europe d'Observia et expert en E-santé, Thomas Husson, vice-président & principal analyst chez Forrester, Melinda Davan-Soulas, journaliste Tech&Co depuis l'Apple Park (Californie), Sabrina Quagliozzi, correspondante de BFM Business à New York, Jean De Chambure, consultant en stratégies numériques au cabinet JDC Advisory, Jérôme Colombain, journaliste et créateur de podcast, ainsi que Gonzague Dambricourt, entrepreneur et blogueur Tech, dans l'émission Tech & Co sur BFM Business. Retrouvez l'émission du lundi au jeudi et réécoutez la en podcast.

Legal Talk Network - Law News and Legal Topics
How can lawyers build communities with live streaming? with Stephanie Liu

Legal Talk Network - Law News and Legal Topics

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 29:14


How can lawyers build communities with live streaming?  Do you have a live streaming strategy as part of your marketing plan? What's the value of showing up live, and how does it translate into paying clients? This is what we're covering in this episode. Stephanie Liu is the founder of Captivate on Command® and the host of Lights, Camera, Live® where she helps brands succeed on camera. As a Master Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner, Trainer, and ad agency veteran, Stephanie combines her marketing experience to help individuals communicate with confidence so they can ignite their ideas and be brilliant for prospects and customers alike. Named as one of the Top 50 Digital Marketing Thought Leaders by the University of Missouri St. Louis, her work has been recognized and awarded by Forbes, Online Marketing Media And Advertising, PR Daily, Forrester, and Gartner 1to1 Media.  Stephanie is the host of Lights, Camera, Live, and the co-founder of Leap Into Live Streaming Bootcamp. She has spoken at Social Media Marketing World, VidCon, Podcast Movement, and many more. Stephanie is the co-author of the forthcoming book, The Ultimate Guide to Social Media, due out on bookshelves in August 2020 by Entrepreneur Press. She lives in San Diego, CA.   Stephanie gives listeners actionable tips on: [1:05] The power of live streaming [3:10] Why live streaming is ultimately about connection [4:10] How to know who you're talking to in a live [7:25] Which platforms are best for live streaming [12:30] What to do if the audience doesn't engage in your live [16:30] How live streams can translate into clients and income [21:40] Stephanie's book recommendation [25:00] The biggest takeaway when it comes to live streaming Resources mentioned in this episode: Presenting Magically by Tad James Connect with Stephanie here: Instagram Twitter https://www.lightscameralive.com  Connect with me Instagram Pinterest Facebook Twitter Karin on Twitter Karin on LinkedIn Conroy Creative Counsel on Facebook https://conroycreativecounsel.com 

CRO Spotlight
The Strategies You Need to Scale, With Nancy Maluso

CRO Spotlight

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 39:08


The more your company scales in size, the more it needs to scale in every other way too–especially stability. In this episode, Warren and Lupe are joined by Nancy Maluso who is VP, Principal Analyst at Forrester. Join them as they consider why alignment needs to be the first thing you get right, tips to structure your week for success, the other 'S word' to think about as you grow, and why delegation and data are the ex-sales CRO's best friends.

Counsel Cast
How can lawyers build communities with live streaming? with Stephanie Liu

Counsel Cast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 29:14


How can lawyers build communities with live streaming?  Do you have a live streaming strategy as part of your marketing plan? What's the value of showing up live, and how does it translate into paying clients? This is what we're covering in this episode. Stephanie Liu is the founder of Captivate on Command® and the host of Lights, Camera, Live® where she helps brands succeed on camera. As a Master Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner, Trainer, and ad agency veteran, Stephanie combines her marketing experience to help individuals communicate with confidence so they can ignite their ideas and be brilliant for prospects and customers alike. Named as one of the Top 50 Digital Marketing Thought Leaders by the University of Missouri St. Louis, her work has been recognized and awarded by Forbes, Online Marketing Media And Advertising, PR Daily, Forrester, and Gartner 1to1 Media.  Stephanie is the host of Lights, Camera, Live, and the co-founder of Leap Into Live Streaming Bootcamp. She has spoken at Social Media Marketing World, VidCon, Podcast Movement, and many more. Stephanie is the co-author of the forthcoming book, The Ultimate Guide to Social Media, due out on bookshelves in August 2020 by Entrepreneur Press. She lives in San Diego, CA.   Stephanie gives listeners actionable tips on: [1:05] The power of live streaming [3:10] Why live streaming is ultimately about connection [4:10] How to know who you're talking to in a live [7:25] Which platforms are best for live streaming [12:30] What to do if the audience doesn't engage in your live [16:30] How live streams can translate into clients and income [21:40] Stephanie's book recommendation [25:00] The biggest takeaway when it comes to live streaming Resources mentioned in this episode: Presenting Magically by Tad James Connect with Stephanie here: Instagram Twitter https://www.lightscameralive.com  Connect with me Instagram Pinterest Facebook Twitter Karin on Twitter Karin on LinkedIn Conroy Creative Counsel on Facebook https://conroycreativecounsel.com 

Rockstar CMO FM
The Product Marketing for Growth, Startup Marketing with Seth Goldstein and Bringing Change over a Cocktail Episode

Rockstar CMO FM

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2022 67:23


This week in the Marketing Studio, Ian Truscott and regular guest rockstar strategy advisor Jeff Clark, former Research Director at SiriusDecisions/Forrester inspired by an article from the Forrester blog, discuss four tips on how product marketing can get off the marketing hamster wheel and focus on growth. Ian then goes backstage with Seth Goldstein, the founder and Principal Creative Director at Goldstein Media, a full-service digital marketing agency located just north of Philadelphia in historic Doylestown, PA. As you'll hear, recovering journalist Seth specialises in helping start-ups and biotechnology/life science companies get found online using digital marketing strategies. Seth is the host of two podcasts, Entrepreneur's Enigma and Digital Marketing Dive, and for almost a decade has published the popular Marketing Junto newsletter.  Finally, we are transported away to the Rockstar virtual bar to join Robert Rose, Chief Trouble Maker at The Content Advisory. Over a cocktail, Ian and Robert chat about change in organizations and how teams should try something new. If you have any thoughts or suggestions on the topics we discuss, please let us know. Enjoy! The people: Ian Truscott on LinkedIn and Twitter Jeff Clark on LinkedIn and Twitter Seth Goldstein on LinkedIn and Twitter Robert Rose on Twitter and  LinkedIn Mentioned in this week's episode: Four Tips On Finding — And Spearheading — New Strategies For Growth - Beth Caplow, VP, Principal Analyst, Forrester Seth's company: Goldstein Media Seth's podcasts: Entrepreneur's Enigma and Digital Marketing Dive Marketing Junto newsletter  Robert's The Content Advisory Blog Robert's latest project: Experience Advisors Rockstar CMO: Rockstar CMO on the web, Twitter, and LinkedIn Previous episodes and all show notes: Rockstar CMO FM Rockstar CMO Advisors Track List: Piano Music is by Johnny Easton, shared under a creative commons license We'll be right back by Stienski & Mass Media – on YouTube Solsbury Hill by Peter Gabriel – on Spotify Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

6AM Run
6AMRun.com & Guest - Mike Forrester

6AM Run

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 33:58


Join 6AMRun.com Founder & CEO Hami Mahani, & co-host Ari F. as we introduce you to Mike Forrester. Mike Forrester is a men's transformation coach, founder of the Living Fearless coaching programs, and host of the Living Fearless Today podcast. His decades of experience with overcoming failures, setbacks, and struggles, fuels his clients to overcome their own self-doubt. With his personal journey through overcoming childhood trauma, dyslexia and loss of loved ones, Mike is determined to set the example to not allow excuses to derail you. His podcast, Living Fearless Today, focuses on helping men overcome fear, anxiety and depression by highlighting success stories of those who have lived through it. For more visit: https://www.hicoachmike.com/ To be a guest, or share your story with the 6AM Run Community apply at: https://forms.gle/hBHCKpYKT6R9tH6m7See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Soapdish
Soapdish September 1, 2022

Soapdish

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 17:11


SOAPDISH AGENDA September 1, 2022 1) Opening 2) Brooke and Hope continue to fight Thomas on having custody of Douglas. They keep calling to bring him home to the Hope cabin. 3) Brooke and Taylor have a paint fight. 4) Hope goes over to the Forrester mansion to see how happy Douglas is there. Thomas had made this offer earlier. 5) Recently Hope and Steffy had it out at Forrester Creations. 6) Last we podcasted Hope had walked into Deacon's apartment to find Sheila with her back facing her. This week it was revealed that somehow Sheila had time to put her mask on. Funny! 7) Today Sheila puts her mask back on and goes to Deaon's bar where Deacon is talking to Finn. Finn turns around to see Sheila and the show ends with a puzzled look on Finn's face. 8) Bold and Beautiful Update--Rena Sofer (Quinn Fuller) is leaving the show. She is not interested in renewing her contract. 9) Predictions 10) Closing --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/mark-taylor20/support

The Podcast by KevinMD
How technology can streamline tedious health care processes

The Podcast by KevinMD

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 17:32


"Companies that embrace digital processes will reap the rewards, as shown by the Forrester survey taken in 2020 after the pandemic began. The survey found that digital document processes were helping organizations maintain their business resilience and even reap direct rewards of their digitization effort. By leveraging digital document processes, organizations can increase employee productivity and collaboration in a remote environment while continuing to serve customers. Nearly three-quarters of respondents said digital document processes supported their business continuity efforts." Bevey Miner is a health care executive. She shares her story and discusses her KevinMD article, "NLP and AI technologies streamline tedious health care processes to enable faster care." Did you enjoy today's episode? Rate and review the show so more audiences can find The Podcast by KevinMD. Subscribe on your favorite podcast app to get notified when a new episode comes out. Click here to earn 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CME for this episode. Also available in Category 1 CME bundles. Powered by CMEfy - a seamless way for busy clinician learners to discover Internet Point-of-Care Learning opportunities that reward AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Learn more at about.cmefy.com/cme-info

Glenn Clark Radio
Glenn Clark Radio August 31, 2022 (John Rhodes, Stephen Clements, Rick Spielman, Drew Forrester)

Glenn Clark Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2022 142:20


It is a Would You Rather Wednesday edition of Glenn Clark Radio, Glenn and Griffin will talk about another slow offensive night for the Orioles as they fell to the Guardians last night 5-1. The O's lost ground on every time in the Wild Card race, now sitting 3 games back of the final Wild Card after the Rays, Blue Jays and Mariners all won, they birds will run it back again tonight in Cleveland with Jordan Lyles on the mound. The Ravens cut down to their 53-man roster yesterday, we'll talk the latest on the Ravens and more on Lamar Jackson as well. At 10:30am, we'll have our weekly chat with our friend Drew Forrester from drewsmorningdish.com as we catch up on the Orioles, Ravens, get the latest on the PGA and LIV Golf and more. At 11am, we will talk with Gunnar Henderson's high school baseball coach, Stephen Clements, as we anticipate his debut after being elevated to the taxi squad last night. At 11:20am, we will make our weekly trip down to the farm when we stop in Bowie to chat with Orioles prospect and Baysox OF John Rhodes. At 11:40am, we will talk with former NFL GM, Rick Spielman, who will help us break down the latest on the Lamar Jackson contract situation and what a guaranteed contract would mean for Jackson and the rest of the league. We'll get to all your Would You Rather Wednesday answers and much more on this Wednesday edition of the program.

Sound of Goshen
EP43: Sounds Around Town with Aaron Sawatsky Kinglsy, City of Goshen Forrester

Sound of Goshen

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2022 17:16


What's a Tree Canopy?  Listen to Aaron Sawatsky Kingsly, City Forrester for Goshen talk about some of the things happening around town.

The Sip List
S5, Sipisode 6: Top 5 Horror Remakes (and the story of Robert Forrester and his grimy nipple clamp!)

The Sip List

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 99:28


Sip along as my guests Kasey, Leah, and I count down our top 5 favorite horror film remakes. You can find Leah on Slay the Stars podcast here: https://www.slaythestars.com/ Be sure to check out Kasey, and sometimes myself, on An Evening At the Movies. https://open.spotify.com/show/4dpJb6bY9x2HhvVocdi33B?si=62927c113579469b You can find The Sip List on social media! https://www.thesiplistpodcast.com/ https://www.facebook.com/thesiplistpod https://www.instagram.com/thesiplistpod/ https://twitter.com/list_sip www.nerdhouseentertainment.com Merch Store: https://www.teepublic.com/user/the-sip-list-podcast music cred: Make love not war - Patino https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_dmlF5VHqkSip --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/amanda-kohlhofer/support

St. Andrew's Church
Mt Pleasant :: Randy Forrester: Train Yourself

St. Andrew's Church

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 28, 2022 22:30


Bible Study Don't just take our word for it . . . take His! We would encourage you to spend time examining the following Scriptures that shaped this sermon: 1 Tim 4. Sermon Notes Spiritual training – "training for godliness" – is critical in the life of discipleship. Three reasons why: To nourish yourself To protect yourself For the sake of others Two Resources to Grow Alpha - nine week course that explores the fundamentals of Christian faith in a relaxed setting - starts Sept 12! Ridley - six core courses in the areas of Bible and Theology offered multiple times a year - starts Sept 27! Sermon Application How do you train yourself spiritually? When is the last time you recognized teaching that seemed off? How did you recognize it? How is Bible study for you? Encouraging, confusing, boring? Questions? Do you have a question about today's sermon? Email Randy Forrester (RForrester@StAndrews.Church).

Truehope Cast
EP78: Mens Depression, Anxiety & Fear with Mike Forrester

Truehope Cast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2022 54:33


Mike Forrester is a men's transformation coach, founder of the Living Fearless coaching programs, and host of the Living Fearless Today podcast. His decades of experience with overcoming failures, setbacks, and struggles fuels his clients to overcome their own self-doubt. With his personal journey through overcoming childhood trauma, dyslexia, and loss of loved ones, Mike is determined to set the example to not allow excuses to derail you. Today Mike and I will discuss male fear, anxiety and depression.https://www.hicoachmike.com/ @hicoachmikeWATCH - https://vimeo.com/740877185

Soapdish
SOAPDISH August 22, 2022

Soapdish

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2022 19:42


Co-Hosts Teri Knight and Mark Taylor a back "Dishing" on The Bold and Beautiful Soap! SOAPDISH AGENDA-August 25, 2022 1) Opening 2) Ridge comes clean with Brooke about his kissing Taylor in Monte Carlo. She is upset but forgiving. 3) Thomas tells Hope that he wants to take Douglas over to the main house to spend time with the Forrester clan. Also alludes to taking custody of Douglas back. 4) Brooke keeps telling Taylor, Hope and anyone else that will listen that she will not allow Thomas to take back custody of Douglas. The Co-Host (Mark) is really tired of Brooke and her high horse. 5) Recently Donna was at the Forrester house with Eric in her swimsuit and pullover. He found it "distracting". 6) In another storyline, a mysterious woman is at Deacon's bar and keeps making eyes at him. Deacon is drinking. He brings the woman back to his pad for a night of passion. 7) After a passionate night Deacon notices the woman is missing her middle toe. Deacon gets a very bedazzled look on his face. The woman peels off a mask and it is in fact Sheila, she is alive! 8) Sheila is there when Deacon's parole officer shows up, she hides in the bathroom and acts like she is a guest of Deacon's. 9) Sheila continues to tell Deacon that he has to let her stay at his place. She will do anything to stay. He is super conflicted! 10) Predictions 11) Closing --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/mark-taylor20/support

Glenn Clark Radio
Glenn Clark Radio August 25, 2022 (Rob Ambrose, Jud Fabian, Jaret Patterson, Drew Forrester)

Glenn Clark Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 151:03


It is a Thursday edition of Glenn Clark Radio, Glenn and Griffin will get a chance to break down the Orioles loss last night to the White Sox. The O's didn't lose any ground in the Wild Card race because the Mariners lost as well so they remain 2.5 games back, we'll chat about it as the race heats up. At 10:20am, we will flip gears a little bit when we chat with one of the newest Orioles, a 2022 draft pick who just arrived at Delmarva last week, Jud Fabian, out of the University of Florida. At 10:30am, we will be joined in studio by our good friend from drewsmorningdish.com, Drew Forrester, we'll catch up with him on the Orioles, Ravens and of course get the latest on the PGA and LIV Golf. At 11:05am, we will get a chance to chat with the Head Coach of the Towson University Football team, Rob Ambrose, ahead of Towson hosting their first annual Fan Fest at Johnny Unitas Stadium on Saturday night. At 12:20pm, we will chat with Maryland native and Pallotti alum, Jaret Patterson, of the Washington Commanders ahead of the Ravens preseason matchup with Washington on Saturday night to wrap up the show. All that and much, much more on today's edition of the program.

Real Estate Survival Guide
Living Fearless- An Interview With Mike Forrester

Real Estate Survival Guide

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2022 45:42


Who is Mike Forrester? I connected with Mike Forrester through the Total Life Freedom Community. Mike is a Men's Transformation Coach. He's the founder of the Living Fearless coaching programs and he hosts the amazing Living Fearless Today podcast. He has decades of experience overcoming setbacks and failures and he uses that experience to help others not let excuses derail them. His podcast focuses on helping men overcome fear, anxiety, and depression by highlighting success stories of those who have lived through it. Quotations      “This is bigger than my discomfort.”          “It doesn't determine what's going to go on tomorrow—in six months or in two years—but it's a matter of just persisting and looking at what am I doing, right? Who am I, what, what do I uniquely offer and who do I attract?” “Having a community helps to keep us stronger, to keep our focus in a lifted-up way.”      “I would say be careful who you listen to. Just because somebody has something to say, doesn't mean it's an accurate opinion, nor is it true.” Learn all of this and more:  What Mike's parents told him, that he had to overcome How being a chameleon worked for him until it didn't What Mike noticed about successful people Practices he began to put into place that you can use as well How Mike took inventory and made changes      Realtors sometimes doubt themselves and their abilities. Mike uses his experience to encourage and coach Realtors to be the best they can be. He advises Realtors to be confident in their skills—if you don't advocate for yourself to your clients, why should they choose you to list with? You've got to be a “bulldog” and fight to earn their trust and their business. Everyone has something to work on. Taking an honest look in the mirror and realizing that the responsibility for your business is all yours is the first step to success. Ask for feedback like Mike did and apply it to your business. Apply it to your business and your personal life. Join us for an interview you'll enjoy and benefit from. Resources: Mike Forrester's Website Mike Forrester's Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/living-fearless-today/id1569234557 (Living Fearless Today) Contact: https://www.hicoachmike.com/contact (hicoachmike.com ) Podcast edited by Kenny Carfagno. Show notes and blog posts are created by http://www.harshmanservices.com/best-podcast-show-notes-service (Jennifer Harshman) and https://my.captivate.fm/RealtorEmails.com (RealtorEmails). John Schuchman is a licensed REALTOR® in Lancaster, PA, with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Homesale Realty and a part of the Andrew Welk Group. The opinions shared on this show represent the opinions & values of John Schuchman and do not necessarily represent the opinions & values of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Homesale Realty. The opinions & ideas shared in this podcast do not guarantee or promise any results of success to the listener.

Glenn Clark Radio
Glenn Clark Radio August 17, 2022 (Evan Washburn, Howard Griffith, Dante Trader Jr., Drew Forrester)

Glenn Clark Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2022 145:45


It is a Would You Rather Wednesday edition of Glenn Clark Radio, Griffin and Glenn will break down yet another Orioles win over the Blue Jays as the O's now have a chance to go for the sweep and jump Toronto for the third Wild Card spot today with Austin Voth on the mound. It's going to be a show with more focus on football as we shift gears at 10:05am to chat with Evan Washburn, reporter for CBS Sports and is the Ravens sideline reporter during the preseason, we'll get Evan's thoughts on the Ravens as we get set for their second preseason game in Arizona this weekend. At 10:30am, we will have our weekly chat with Drew Forrester from drewsmorningdish.com to talk Orioles, the latest on the PGA and LIV Golf and his answers to the Would You Rather questions. At 11am, we will talk with Howard Griffith, a college football analyst from Big Ten Network as the BTN crew has been touring Big Ten training camps for the past week, they visited Maryland last week and we'll get Howard's thoughts on the Terps as the season is less than three weeks away. At 11:30am, we will chat with one of the Maryland Terrapins, DB Dante Trader Jr. who is entering his sophomore season in College Park. Plus, we'll get to all your responses to Would You Rather Wednesday brought to you by Glory Days Grill. All that and much, much more on this busy Wednesday edition of the show.

Triggered AF Podcast
S4 EP14: Amber Forrester | Living Well

Triggered AF Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 70:31


It's time to get trigger-happy with wellness coach, organizational consultant, wife, mom, and entrepreneur, Amber Forrester!     Refusing to dim her light to make anyone more comfortable, tune in as Amber speaks to why it's okay to honor your values and fill your cup first so that you can show up authentically and RADIATE! From what living (and parenting!) intentionally really looks like to why Amber does not believe in “til death do us part,” don't miss the challenges, lessons, and Amber's action steps to flow, flourish, and live well.   KEY POINTS: - Take up space and let your light shine! - Why you need to honor and prioritize your needs first  - Are you a method actor in your relationships? - What is intentional parenting?  - How to be “brave enough to be self-aware” - Aligning purpose, passion, and profit to create the life you desire   QUOTABLES: “It's never served me not to shine my light. It has always served me well when I let my light shine - when I show up as my authentic self.” “When we live by default, you get what you get. When you live by intention and when you are open to learning from situations and not just judging them, it just opens up life.”  “To me, not being happy is a failure. Not being fulfilled is a failure. Not being fully self-expressed is a failure.”   GUEST RESOURCES: Learn more about Amber Forrester and start living well at: quartzwellnesscollective.com IG | instagram.com/theflowcoach   PRODUCTS / RESOURCES: For more info, visit their website: triggeredafpodcast.com Like what you're hearing? Follow Triggered AF on their Socials and share the love! IG: instagram.com/triggeredafpc Twitter: twitter.com/triggeredafpc FB: facebook.com/triggeredafpc YouTube: youtube.com/channel/UCNxXUw6_j_pMnfd5ASIGAOQ   Stay connected with your hosts! Alechia Reese | instagram.com/alechiareese/ Dani Foster | instagram.com/danifostercoaching/         Triggered AF is edited by Instapodcasts (visit at instapodcasts.com)

Soraya -Be Convinced! Sharing Lifechanging Stories of Hope
Ep. #83 - Men's Transformation Coach Mike Forrester Shares His Inspiring Journey from Being Fearful to Becoming Fearless and His Commitment to Helping Men Live Fearless Too

Soraya -Be Convinced! Sharing Lifechanging Stories of Hope

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 32:39


My guest Mike Forrester is passionate about being a men's transformation coach, helping men to be freed from fear, anxiety, anger, doubt, and depression and to change their lives as well as the lives of their families.  He knows all about the journey to freedom as he walked it for over 15 years.  He shares about his toxic relationships with his father and mother, who were physically, emotionally, and verbally abusive.  He brought this toxicity into his marriage and raising his children.  He eventually sought the assistance of other men to help him in his journey and has been able to find the self-worth, confidence, and courage to be the husband his wife deserves and the father his children deserve.  His Living Fearless coaching programs give men hope through helping them to develop life strategies and giving them support so that they know they do not have to be alone on this journey.Website: https://www.hicoachmike.com/Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hicoachmikeInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/hicoachmike LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/hicoachmike/Linktree: https://linktr.ee/hicoachmikePodcast:   https://LivingFearlessTodayPodcast.com

Smart Energy Voices
City of Cincinnati's Renewable Energy Journey, with Michael Forrester Ep #70

Smart Energy Voices

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 26:00


In this episode of Smart Energy Voices, host John Failla introduces Michael Forrester, former Director of Environment and Sustainability for the city of Cincinnati. At SED's recent Renewable Energy Forum, Michael shared his insights on Cincinnati's strategy of acting like a corporation that led to implementing its 100 MW PPA. You will want to hear this episode if you are interested in... The Green Cincinnati Plan [02:32] The city's motivation [05:37] Energy initiatives [07:51] Municipal solar array [10:37] Monetizing capacity [16:52] What's next for Cincinnati? [20:11] The Green Cincinnati Plan The city of Cincinnati has ambitious climate goals. Every five years, the city creates a climate action plan called the Green Cincinnati Plan. The most recent plan was completed in 2018 and laid out recommendations to reduce the city's carbon by 80% by 2050. These goals were created by reaching out to the community and building a document reflecting what they wanted to see in a climate action plan.  The 2018 plan was created by convening over 30 public meetings and receiving over 1,400 public comments. The Green Cincinnati Plan is a plan of action that the city works hard to implement, and approximately 85% of the recommendations laid out in 2018 have been accomplished. The lack of action on the remainder is due to either state policy restrictions or technologies that aren't yet ready, such as automated vehicles. Reasons for change The summers in Cincinnati have already risen by two degrees and will rise another six or seven degrees by the end of the century. The environment that the city was initially built for is no more. Rainstorms are intensifying and contain 37% more water than previously. The city's sewers weren't designed to manage that much water, causing incidents such as the flooding of the Xavier University soccer field with 12 feet of water.  Cincinnati is a city of seven hills. Those hills are composed of clay soil with no bedrock, causing the soil to slump when it becomes supersaturated. The increase in rainwater is having a significant impact on Cincinnati's budget. The main transportation artery in the city of Cincinnati, Columbia Parkway, required repair on one of the hills, so the funding for a new police station had to be used for hill repairs instead. The Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati has spent over $150 million cleaning up sewer backups in residential basements in the past ten years. Municipal solar array Because Ohio is a deregulated state, the city of Cincinnati can choose where to source its energy. Utilizing the existing budget, the city set out to reduce its carbon footprint through a 25-megawatt solar array for city operations. The city also wanted to create jobs by ensuring its residents could participate in the construction. Eventually, the project evolved into a 100-megawatt solar array so the city could achieve the cost-saving benefits of scale.  City operations alone weren't enough, so the city had to figure out how to tap into its residential aggregation program and use that load of 83,000 residents to help achieve scale. The contract is divided into 35 megawatts for city operations and 65 megawatts for residential. The residential portion was all about partnership. The city went to the market and offered its residential accounts in exchange for a company signing a PPA on the city's behalf. Through a series of contracts, the city of Cincinnati could maintain rights to the RECs and the capacity for the solar array. These efforts protect the city of Cincinnati while also saving it millions of dollars. Resources & People Mentioned Green Cincinnati Plan - Environment & Sustainability 'A cleaner future.' Officials break ground on Cincinnati's massive new solar array project Vistra Corp Legislative Hub Brent Spence Bridge Connect with Michael Forrester On LinkedIn Please Note: since this episode was recorded, Michael Forrester has moved on from his position for the City of Cincinnati.  Michael Forrester is the former energy manager for Cincinnati. He is responsible for the purchase of gas and electricity for City government and its residents through the Cincinnati Aggregation Program. These programs purchase 100% green electricity for City facilities, and residents, and was the 1st aggregation program to offer renewable natural gas to residents. Michael oversees efficiency improvements at City facilities and is working to develop 25 megawatts of solar throughout Cincinnati. In addition, he manages the City's residential energy programs which include the Get Efficient Program and the SolarizeCincy program. He is a graduate of both Miami University and Indiana University. 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Renegade Thinkers Unite: #2 Podcast for CMOs & B2B Marketers

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Screaming in the Cloud
Cloud Security and Cost with Anton Chuvakin

Screaming in the Cloud

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 35:47


About AntonDr. Anton Chuvakin is now involved with security solution strategy at Google Cloud, where he arrived via Chronicle Security (an Alphabet company) acquisition in July 2019.Anton was, until recently, a Research Vice President and Distinguished Analyst at Gartner for Technical Professionals (GTP) Security and Risk Management Strategies team. (see chuvakin.org for more)Links Referenced: Google Cloud: https://cloud.google.com/ Cloud Security Podcast: https://cloud.withgoogle.com/cloudsecurity/podcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/anton_chuvakin Medium blog: https://medium.com/anton.chuvakin TranscriptAnnouncer: Hello, and welcome to Screaming in the Cloud with your host, Chief Cloud Economist at The Duckbill Group, Corey Quinn. This weekly show features conversations with people doing interesting work in the world of cloud, thoughtful commentary on the state of the technical world, and ridiculous titles for which Corey refuses to apologize. This is Screaming in the Cloud.Corey: This episode is sponsored in part by our friend EnterpriseDB. EnterpriseDB has been powering enterprise applications with PostgreSQL for 15 years. And now EnterpriseDB has you covered wherever you deploy PostgreSQL on-premises, private cloud, and they just announced a fully-managed service on AWS and Azure called BigAnimal, all one word. Don't leave managing your database to your cloud vendor because they're too busy launching another half-dozen managed databases to focus on any one of them that they didn't build themselves. Instead, work with the experts over at EnterpriseDB. They can save you time and money, they can even help you migrate legacy applications—including Oracle—to the cloud. To learn more, try BigAnimal for free. Go to biganimal.com/snark, and tell them Corey sent you.Corey: Let's face it, on-call firefighting at 2am is stressful! So there's good news and there's bad news. The bad news is that you probably can't prevent incidents from happening, but the good news is that incident.io makes incidents less stressful and a lot more valuable. incident.io is a Slack-native incident management platform that allows you to automate incident processes, focus on fixing the issues and learn from incident insights to improve site reliability and fix your vulnerabilities. Try incident.io, recover faster and sleep more.Corey: Welcome to Screaming in the Cloud, I'm Corey Quinn. My guest today is Anton Chuvakin, who is a Security Strategy Something at Google Cloud. And I absolutely love the title, given, honestly, how anti-corporate it is in so many different ways. Anton, first, thank you for joining me.Anton: Sure. Thanks for inviting me.Corey: So, you wound up working somewhere else—according to LinkedIn—for two months, which in LinkedIn time is about 20 minutes because their date math is always weird. And then you wound up going—according to LinkedIn, of course—leaving and going to Google. Now, that was an acquisition if I'm not mistaken, correct?Anton: That's correct, yes. And it kind of explains that timing in a little bit of a title story because my original title was Head of Security Solution Strategy, and it was for a startup called Chronicle. And within actually three weeks, if I recall correctly, I was acquired into Google. So, title really made little sense of Google, so I kind of go with, like, random titles that include the word security, and occasionally strategy if I feel generous.Corey: It's pretty clear, the fastest way to get hired at Google, given their famous interview process is to just get acquired. Like, “I'm going to start a company and raise it to, like, a little bit of providence, and then do an acquihire because that will be faster than going through the loop, and ideally, there will be less algorithm solving on whiteboards.” But I have to ask, did you have to solve algorithms on whiteboards for your role?Anton: Actually, no, but it did come close to that for some other people who were seen as non-technical and had to join technical roles. I think they were forced to solve coding questions and stuff, but I was somehow grandfathered into a technical role. I don't know exactly how it happened.Corey: Yeah, how you wound up in a technical role. Let's be clear, you are Doctor Anton Chuvakin, and you have written multiple books, you were a research VP at Gartner for many years, and once upon a time, that was sort of a punchline in the circles I hung out with, and then I figured out what Gartner actually does. And okay, that actually is something fairly impressive, let's be clear here. Even as someone who categorically defines himself as not an analyst, I find myself increasingly having a lot of respect for the folks who are actually analysts and the laborious amount of work that they do that remarkably few people understand.Anton: That's correct. And I don't want to boost my ego too much. It's kind of big enough already, obviously, but I actually made it all the way to Distinguished Analyst, which is the next rank after VP.Corey: Ah, my apologies. I did not realize it. This [challenges 00:02:53] the internal structure.Anton: [laugh]. Yeah.Corey: It's like, “Oh, I went from Senior to Staff,” or Staff to Senior because I'm external; I don't know the direction these things go in. It almost feels like a half-step away from oh, I went from [SDE3 to SDE4 00:03:02]. It's like, what do those things mean? Nobody knows. Great.Anton: And what's the top? Is it 17 or is it 113? [laugh].Corey: Exactly. It's like, oh okay, so you're Research VP—or various kinds of VPs—the real question is, how many people have to die before you're the president? And it turns out that that's not how companies think. Who knew?Anton: That's correct. And I think Gartner was a lot of hard work. And it's the type of work that a lot of people actually don't understand. Some people understand it wrong, and some people understand it wrong, kind of, for corrupt reasons. So, for example, a lot of Gartner machinery involves soaking insight from the outside world, organizing it, packaging it, writing it, and then giving it as advice to other people.So, there's nothing offensive about that because there is a lot of insight in the outside world, and somebody needs to be a sponge slash filter slash enrichment facility for that insight. And that, to me, is a good analyst firm, like Gartner.Corey: Yeah. It's a very interesting world. But you historically have been doing a lot of, well, let's I don't even know how to properly describe it because Gardner's clientele historically has not been startups because let's face it, Gartner is relatively expensive. And let's be clear, you're at Google Cloud now, which is a different kind of expensive, but in a way that works for startups, so good for you; gold star. But what was interesting there is that the majority of the Gartner clientele that I've spoken to tend to be big-E Enterprise, which runs legacy businesses, which is a condescending engineering term for ‘it makes money.'And they had the temerity to start their company before 15 years ago, so they built data centers and did things in a data center environment, and now they're moving in a cloudy direction. Your emphasis has always been on security, so my question for you to start with all this is where do you see security vendors fitting in? Because when I walk the RSA expo hall and find myself growing increasingly depressed, it seems like an awful lot of what vendors are selling looks very little removed from, “We took a box, now we shoved in a virtual machine and here you go; it's in your cloud environment. Please pay us money.” The end. And it feels, if I'm looking at this from a pure cloud-native, how I would build things in the cloud from scratch perspective, to be the wrong design. Where do you stand on it?Anton: So, this has been one of the agonizing questions. So, I'm going to kind of ignore some of the context. Of course, I'll come back to it later, but want to kind of frame it—Corey: I love ignoring context. My favorite thing; it's what makes me a decent engineer some days.Anton: So, the frame was this. One of the more agonizing questions for me as an analyst was, a client calls me and says, “We want to do X.” Deep in my heart, I know that X is absolutely wrong, however given their circumstances and how they got to decided to do X, X is perhaps the only thing they can logically do. So, do you tell them, “Don't do X; X is bad,” or you tell them, “Here's how you do X in a manner that aligns with your goals, that's possible, that's whatever.”So, cloud comes up a lot in this case. Somebody comes and says, I want to put my on-premise security information management tool or SIM in the cloud. And I say, deep in my heart, I say, “No, get cloud-native tool.” But I tell them, “Okay, actually, here's how you do it in a less painful manner.” So, this is always hard. Do you tell them they're on their own path, but you help them tread their own path with least pain? So, as an analyst, I agonized over that. This was almost like a moral decision. What do I tell them?Corey: It makes sense. It's a microcosm of the architect's dilemma, on some level, because if you ask a typical Google-style interview whiteboard question, one of my favorites in years past was ‘build a URL shortener.' Great. And you can scale it out and turn it into different things and design things on the whiteboard, and that's great. Most mid-level people can wind up building a passable designed for most things in a cloud sense, when you're starting from scratch.That's not hard. The problem is that the real world is messy and doesn't fit on a whiteboard. And when you're talking about taking a thing that exists in a certain state—for whatever reason, that's the state that it's in—and migrating it to a new environment or a new way of operating, there are so many assumptions that have to break, and in most cases, you don't get the luxury of just taking the thing down for 18 months so you can rework it. And even that it's never as easy as people think it is, so it's going to be 36. Great.You have to wind up meeting people where they are as they're contextualizing these things. And I always feel like the first step of the cloud migration has been to improve your data center environment at the cost of worsening your cloud environment. And that's okay. We don't all need to be the absolute vanguard of how everything should be built and pushing the bleeding edge. You're an insurance company, for God's sake. Maybe that's not where you want to spend your innovation energies.Anton: Yeah. And that's why I tend to lean towards helping them get out of this situation, or maybe build a five-step roadmap of how to become a little bit more cloud-native, rather than tell them, “You're wrong. You should just rewrite the app in a cloud-native way.” That advice almost never actually works in real world. So, I see a lot of the security people move their security stacks to the cloud.And if I see this, I deepen my heart and say, “Holy cow. What do you mean, you want to IDS every packet between Cloud instances? You want to capture every packet in cloud instances? Why? It's all encrypted anyway.” But I don't say that. I say, “Okay, I see how this is the first step for you. Let's describe the next seven steps.”Corey: The problem I keep smacking into is that very often folks who are pushing a lot of these solutions are, yes, they're meeting customers where they are, and that makes an awful lot of sense; I'm not saying that there's anything inherently wrong about that. The challenge is it also feels on the high end, when those customers start to evolve and transform, that those vendors act as a drag. Because if you wind up going in a full-on cloud-native approach, in the fullness of time, there's an entire swath of security vendors that do not have anything left to sell you.Anton: Yes, that is correct. And I think that—I had a fight with an EDR vendor, Endpoint Detection Response, vendor one day when they said, “Oh, we're going to be XDR and we'll do cloud.” And I told them, “You do realize that in a true cloud-native environment, there's no E? There is no endpoint the way you understand it? There is no OS. There is no server. And 99% of your IP isn't working on the clients and servers. How are you going to secure a cloud again?”And I get some kind of rambling answer from them, but the point is that you're right, I do see a lot of vendors that meet clients where they are during their first step in the cloud, and then they may become a drag, or the customer has to show switch to a cloud-native vendor, or to both sometimes, and pay into two mouths. Well, shove money into two pockets.Corey: Well, first, I just want to interject for a second here because when I was walking the RSA expo floor, there were something like 15 different vendors that were trying to sell me XDR. Not a single one of them bothered to expand the acronym—Anton: Just 15? You missed half of them.Corey: Well, yeah—Anton: Holy cow.Corey: As far as I know XDR cable. It's an audio thing right? I already have a bunch of those for my microphone. What's the deal here? Like, “I believe that's XLR.” It's like, “I believe you should expand your acronyms.” What is XDR?Anton: So, this is where I'm going to be very self-serving and point to a blog that I've written that says we don't know what's XDR. And I'm going to—Corey: Well, but rather than a spiritual meaning, I'm going to ask, what does the acronym stands for? I don't actually know the answer to that.Anton: Extended Detection and Response.Corey: Ah.Anton: Extended Detection and Response. But the word ‘extended' is extended by everybody in different directions. There are multiple camps of opinion. Gartner argues with Forrester. If they ever had a pillow fight, it would look really ugly because they just don't agree on what XDR is.Many vendors don't agree with many other vendors, so at this point, if you corner me and say, “Anton, commit to a definition of XDR,” I would not. I will just say, “TBD. Wait two years.” We don't have a consensus definition of XDR at this point. And RSA notwithstanding, 30 booths with XDRs on their big signs… still, sorry, I don't have it.Corey: The problem that I keep running into again and again and again, has been pretty consistently that there are vendors willing to help customers in a very certain position, and for those customers, those vendors are spot on the right thing to do.Anton: Mmm, yep.Corey: But then they tried to expand and instead of realizing that the market has moved on and the market that they're serving is inherently limited and long-term is going to be in decline, they instead start trying to fight the tide and saying, “Oh, no, no, no, no. Those new cloud things, can't trust them.” And they start out with the FU, the Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt marketing model where, “You can't trust those newfangled cloud things. You should have everything on-prem,” ignoring entirely the fact that in their existing data centers, half the time the security team forgets to lock the door.Anton: Yeah, yeah.Corey: It just feels like there is so much conflict of interest about in the space. I mean, that's the reason I started my Thursday Last Week in AWS newsletter that does security round-ups, just because everything else I found was largely either community-driven where it understood that it was an InfoSec community thing—and InfoSec community is generally toxic—or it was vendor-captured. And I wanted a round-up of things that I had to care about running an infrastructure, but security is not in my job title, even if the word something is or is not there. It's—I have a job to do that isn't security full time; what do I need to know? And that felt like an underserved market, and I feel like there's no equivalent of that in the world of the emerging cloud security space.Anton: Yes, I think so. But it has a high chance of being also kind of captured by legacy vendors. So, when I was at Gartner, there was a lot of acronyms being made with that started with a C: Cloud. There was CSPM, there was CWBP, and after I left the coined SNAPP with double p at the end. Cloud-Native Application Protection Platform. And you know, in my time at Gartner, five-letter acronyms are definitely not very popular. Like, you shouldn't have done a five-letter acronym if you can help yourself.So, my point is that a lot of these vendors are more from legacy vendors. They are not born in the cloud. They are born in the 1990s. Some are born in the cloud, but it's a mix. So, the same acronym may apply to a vendor that's 2019, or—wait for it—1989.Corey: That is… well, I'd say on the one hand, it's terrifying, but on the other, it's not that far removed from the founding of Google.Anton: True, true. Well, '89, kind of, it's another ten years. I think that if you're from the '90s, maybe you're okay, but if you're from the '80s… you really need to have superpowers of adaptation. Again, it's possible. Funny aside: at Gartner, I met somebody who was an analyst for 32 years.So, he was I think, at Gartner for 32 years. And how do you keep your knowledge current if you are always in an ivory tower? The point is that this person did do that because he had a unique ability to absorb knowledge from the outside world. You can adapt; it's just hard.Corey: It always is. I'm going to pivot a bit and put you in a little bit of a hot seat here. Not intentionally so. But it is something that I've been really kicking around for a while. And I'm going to basically focus on Google because that's where you work.I yeah, I want you to go and mouth off about other cloud companies. Yeah, that's—Anton: [laugh]. No.Corey: Going to go super well and no one will have a problem with that. No, it's… we'll pick on Google for a minute because Google Cloud offers a whole bunch of services. I think it's directionally the right number of services because there are areas that you folks do not view as a core competency, and you actually—imagine that—partner with third parties to wind up delivering something great rather than building this shitty knockoff version that no one actually wants. Ehem, I might be some subtweeting someone here with this, only out loud.Anton: [laugh].Corey: The thing that resonates with me though, is that you do charge for a variety of security services. My perspective, by and large, is that the cloud vendors should not be viewing security as a profit center but rather is something that comes baked into the platform that winds up being amortized into the cost of everything else, just because otherwise you wind up with such a perverse set of incentives.Anton: Mm-hm.Corey: Does that sound ridiculous or is that something that aligns with your way of thinking. I'm willing to take criticism that I'm wrong on this, too.Anton: Yeah. It's not that. It's I almost start to see some kind of a magic quadrant in my mind that kind of categorizes some things—Corey: Careful, that's trademarked.Anton: Uhh, okay. So, some kind of vis—Corey: It's a mystical quadrilateral.Anton: Some kind of visual depiction, perhaps including four parts—not quadrants, mind you—that is focused on things that should be paid and aren't, things that should be paid and are paid, and whatever else. So, the point is that if you're charging for encryption, like basic encryption, you're probably making a mistake. And we don't, and other people, I think, don't as well. If you're charging for logging, then it's probably also wrong—because charging for log retention, keeping logs perhaps is okay because ultimately you're spending resources on this—charging for logging to me is kind of in the vile territory. But how about charging for a tool that helps you secure your on-premise environment? That's fair game, right?Corey: Right. If it's something you're taking to another provider, I think that's absolutely fair. But the idea—and again, I'm okay with the reality of, “Okay, here's our object storage costs for things, and by the way, when you wind up logging things, yeah, we'll charge you directionally what it costs to store that an object store,” that's great, but I don't have the Google Cloud price list shoved into my head, but I know over an AWS land that CloudWatch logs charge 50 cents per gigabyte, for ingress. And the defense is, “Well, that's a lot less expensive than most other logging vendors out there.” It's, yeah, but it's still horrifying, and at scale, it makes me want to do some terrifying things like I used to, which is build out a cluster of Rsyslog boxes and wind up having everything logged to those because I don't have an unbounded growth problem.This gets worse with audit logs because there's no alternative available for this. And when companies start charging for that, either on a data plane or a management plane level, that starts to get really, really murky because you can get visibility into what happened and reconstruct things after the fact, but only if you pay. And that bugs me.Anton: That would bug me as well. And I think these are things that I would very clearly push into the box of this is security that you should not charge for. But authentication is free. But, like, deeper analysis of authentication patterns, perhaps costs money. This to me is in the fair game territory because you may have logs, you may have reports, but what if you want some kind of fancy ML that analyzes the logs and gives you some insights? I don't think that's offensive to charge for that.Corey: I come bearing ill tidings. Developers are responsible for more than ever these days. Not just the code that they write, but also the containers and the cloud infrastructure that their apps run on. Because serverless means it's still somebody's problem. And a big part of that responsibility is app security from code to cloud. And that's where our friend Snyk comes in. Snyk is a frictionless security platform that meets developers where they are - Finding and fixing vulnerabilities right from the CLI, IDEs, Repos, and Pipelines. Snyk integrates seamlessly with AWS offerings like code pipeline, EKS, ECR, and more! As well as things you're actually likely to be using. Deploy on AWS, secure with Snyk. Learn more at Snyk.co/scream That's S-N-Y-K.co/screamCorey: I think it comes down to what you're doing with it. Like, the baseline primitives, the things that no one else is going to be in a position to do because honestly, if I can get logging and audit data out of your control plane, you have a different kind of security problem, and—Anton: [laugh].Corey: That is a giant screaming fire in the building, as it should be. The other side of it, though, is that if we take a look at how much all of this stuff can cost, and if you start charging for things that are competitive to other log analytics tools, great because at that point, we're talking about options. I mean, I'd like to see, in an ideal world, that you don't charge massive amounts of money for egress but ingress is free. I'd like to see that normalized a bit.But yeah, okay, great. Here's the data; now I can run whatever analytics tools I want on it and then you're effectively competing on a level playing field, as opposed to, like, okay, this other analytics tool is better, but it'll cost me over ten times as much to migrate to it, so is it ten times better? Probably not; few things are, so I guess I'm sticking with the stuff that you're offering. It feels like the cloud provider security tools never quite hit the same sweet spot that third-party vendors tend to as far as usability, being able to display things in a way that aligns with various stakeholders at those companies. But it still feels like a cash grab and I have to imagine without having insight into internal costing structures, that the security services themselves are not a significant revenue driver for any of the cloud companies. And the rare times where they are is almost certainly some horrifying misconfiguration that should be fixed.Anton: That's fair, but so to me, it still fits into the bucket of some things you shouldn't charge for and most people don't. There is a bucket of things that you should not charge for, but some people do. And there's a bucket of things where it's absolutely fair to charge for I don't know the amount I'm not a pricing person, but I also seen things that are very clearly have cost to a provider, have value to a client, have margins, so it's very clear it's a product; it's not just a feature of the cloud to be more secure. But you're right if somebody positions as, “I got cloud. Hey, give me secure cloud. It costs double.” I'd be really offended because, like, what is your first cloud is, like, broken and insecure? Yeah. Replace insecure with broken. Why are you selling broken to me?Corey: Right. You tried to spin up a service in Google Cloud, it's like, “Great. Do you want the secure version or the shitty one?”Anton: Yeah, exactly.Corey: Guess which one of those costs more. It's… yeah, in the fullness of time, of course, the shitty one cost more because you find out about security breaches on the front page of The New York Times, and no one's happy, except maybe The Times. But the problem that you hit is that I don't know how to fix that. I think there's an opportunity there for some provider—any provider, please—to be a trendsetter, and, “Yeah, we don't charge for security services on our own stuff just because it'd be believed that should be something that is baked in.” Like, that becomes the narrative of the secure cloud.Anton: What about tiers? What about some kind of a good, better, best, or bronze, gold, platinum, where you have reasonable security, but if you want superior security, you pay money? How do you feel, what's your gut feel on this approach? Like, I can't think of example—log analysis. You're going to get some analytics and you're going to get fancy ML. Fancy ML costs money; yay, nay?Corey: You're bringing up an actually really interesting point because I think I'm conflating too many personas at once. Right now, just pulling up last months bill on Google Cloud, it fits in the free tier, but my Cloud Run bill was 13 cents for the month because that's what runs my snark.cloud URL shortener. And it's great. And I wound up with—I think my virtual machine costs dozen times that much. I don't care.Over in AWS-land, I was building out a serverless nonsense thing, my Last Tweet In AWS client, and that cost a few pennies a month all told, plus a whopping 50 cents for a DNS zone. Whatever. But because I was deploying it to all regions and the way that configural evaluations work, my config bill for that was 16 bucks. Now, I don't actually care about the dollar figures on this. I assure you, you could put zeros on the end of that for days and it doesn't really move the needle on my business until you get to a very certain number there, and then suddenly, I care a lot.Anton: [laugh]. Yeah.Corey: And large enterprises, this is expected because even the sheer cost of people's time to go through these things is valuable. What I'm thinking of is almost a hobby-level side project instead, where I'm a student, and I'm learning this in a dorm room or in a bootcamp or in my off hours, or I'm a career switcher and I'm doing this on my own dime out of hours. And I wind up getting smacked with the bill for security services that, for a company, don't even slightly matter. But for me, they matter, so I'm not going to enable them. And when I transition into the workforce and go somewhere, I'm going to continue to work the same way that I did when I was an independent learner, like, having a wildly generous free tier for small-scale accounts, like, even taking a perspective until you wind up costing, I don't know, five, ten—whatever it is—thousand dollars a month, none of the security stuff is going to be billable for you because it's it is not aimed at you and we want you comfortable with and using these things.This is a whole deep dive into the weeds of economics and price-driven behavior and all kinds of other nonsense, but every time I wind up seeing that, like, in my actual production account over at AWS land for The Duckbill Group, all things wrapped up, it's something like 1100 bucks a month. And over a third of it is monitoring, audit, and observability services, and a few security things as well. And on the one hand, I'm sitting here going, “I don't see that kind of value coming from it.” Now, the day there's an incident and I have to look into this, yeah, it's absolutely going to be worth having, but it's insurance. But it feels like a disproportionate percentage of it. And maybe I'm just sitting here whining and grousing and I sound like a freeloader who doesn't want to pay for things, but it's one of those areas where I would gladly pay more for a just having this be part of the cost and not complain at all about it.Anton: Well, if somebody sells me a thing that costs $1, and then they say, “Want to make it secure?” I say yes, but I'm already suspicious, and they say, “Then it's going to be 16 bucks.” I'd really freak out because, like, there are certain percentages, certain ratios of the actual thing plus security or a secure version of it; 16x is not the answer expect. 30%, probably still not the answer I expect, frankly. I don't know. This is, like, an ROI question [crosstalk 00:23:46]—Corey: Let's also be clear; my usage pattern is really weird. You take a look at most large companies at significant scale, their cloud environments from a billing perspective look an awful lot like a crap ton of instances—or possibly containers running—and smattering of other things. Yeah, you also database and storage being the other two tiers and because of… reasons data transfer loves to show up too, but by and large, everything else was more or less a rounding error. I have remarkably few of those things, just given the weird way that I use services inappropriately, but that is the nature of me, so don't necessarily take that as being gospel. Like, “Oh, you'll spend a third of your bill.”Like, I've talked to analyst types previously—not you, of course—who will hear a story like this and that suddenly winds up as a headline in some report somewhere. And it's, “Yeah, if your entire compute is based on Lambda functions and you get no traffic, yeah, you're going to see some weird distortions in your bill. Welcome to the conversation.” But it's a problem that I think is going to have to be addressed at some point, especially we talked about earlier, those vendors who are catering to customers who are not born in the cloud, and they start to see their business erode as the cloud-native way of doing things continues to accelerate, I feel like we're in for a time where they're going to be coming at the cloud providers and smacking them for this way harder than I am with my, “As a customer, wouldn't it be nice to have this?” They're going to turn this into something monstrous. And that's what it takes, that's what it takes. But… yeah.Anton: It will take more time than than we think, I think because again, back in the Gartner days, I loved to make predictions. And sometimes—I've learned that predictions end up coming true if you're good, but much later.Corey: I'm learning that myself. I'm about two years away from the end of it because three years ago, I said five years from now, nobody will care about Kubernetes. And I didn't mean it was going to go away, but I meant that it would slip below the surface level of awareness to point where most people didn't have to think about it in the same way. And I know it's going to happen because it's too complex now and it's going to be something that just gets handled in the same way that Linux kernels do today, but I think I was aggressive on the timeline. And to be clear, I've been misquoted as, “Oh, I don't think Kubernetes is going to be relevant.”It is, it's just going to not be something that you need to spend the quarter million bucks an engineer on to run in production safely.Anton: Yeah.Corey: So, we'll see. I'm curious. One other question I had for you while I've got you here is you run a podcast of your own: the Cloud Security Podcast if I'm not mistaken, which is—Anton: Sadly, you are not. [laugh].Corey: —the Cloud Se—yeah. Interesting name on that one, yeah. It's like what the Cloud Podcast was taken?Anton: Essentially, we had a really cool name [Weather Insecurity 00:26:14]. But the naming team here said, you must be descriptive as everybody else at Google, and we ended up with the name, Cloud Security Podcast. Very, very original.Corey: Naming is challenging. I still maintain that the company is renamed Alphabet, just so it could appear before Amazon in the yellow pages, but I don't know how accurate that one actually is. Yeah, to be clear, I'm not dunking on your personal fun podcast, for those without context. This is a corporate Google Cloud podcast and if you want to make the argument that I'm punching down by making fun of Google, please, I welcome that debate.Anton: [laugh]. Yes.Corey: I can't acquire companies as a shortcut to hire people. Yet. I'm sure it'll happen someday, but I can aspire to that level of budgetary control. So, what are you up to these days? You spent seven years at Gartner and now you're doing a lot of cloud security… I'll call it storytelling, and I want to be clear that I mean that as a compliment, not the, “Oh, you just tell stories rather than build things?”Anton: [laugh].Corey: Yeah, it turns out that you have to give people a reason to care about what you've built or you don't have your job for very long. What are you talking about these days? What narratives are you looking at going forward?Anton: So, one of the things that I've been obsessed with lately is a lot of people from more traditional companies come in in the cloud with their traditional on-premise knowledge, and they're trying to do cloud the on-premise way. On our podcast, we do dedicate quite some airtime to people who do cloud as if it were a rented data center, and sometimes we say, the opposite is called—we don't say cloud-native, I think; we say you're doing the cloud the cloudy way. So, if you do cloud, the cloudy way, you're probably doing it right. But if you're doing the cloud is rented data center, when you copy a security stack, you lift and shift your IDS, and your network capture devices, and your firewalls, and your SIM, you maybe are okay, as a first step. People here used to be a little bit more enraged about it, but to me, we meet customers where they are, but we need to journey with them.Because if all you do is copy your stack—security stack—from a data center to the cloud, you are losing effectiveness, you're spending money, and you're making other mistakes. I sometimes joke that you copy mistakes, not just practices. Why copy on-prem mistakes to the cloud? So, that's been bugging me quite a bit and I'm trying to tell stories to guide people out of a situation. Not away, but out.Corey: A lot of people don't go for the idea of the lift and shift migration and they say that it's a terrible pattern and it causes all kinds of problems. And they're right. The counterpoint is that it's basically the second-worst approach and everything else seems to tie itself for first place. I don't mean to sound like I'm trying to pick a fight on these things, but we're going to rebuild an application while we move it. Great.Then it doesn't work or worse works intermittently and you have no idea whether it's the rewrite, the cloud provider, or something else you haven't considered. It just sounds like a recipe for disaster.Anton: For sure. And so, imagine that you're moving the app, you're doing cut-and-paste to the cloud of the application, and then you cut-and-paste security, and then you end up with sizeable storage costs, possibly egress costs, possibly mistakes you used to make beyond five firewalls, now you make this mistake straight on the edge. Well, not on the edge edge, but on the edge of the public internet. So, some of the mistakes do become worse when you copy them from the data center to the cloud. So, we do need to, kind of, help people to get out of the situation but not by telling them don't do it because they will do it. We need to tell them what step B; what's step 1.5 out of this?Corey: And cost doesn't drive it and security doesn't drive it. Those are trailing functions. It has to be a capability story. It has to be about improving feature velocity or it does not get done. I have learned this the painful way.Anton: Whatever 10x cost if you do something in the data center-ish way in the cloud, and you're ten times more expensive, cost will drive it.Corey: To an extent, yes. However, the problem is that companies are looking at this from the perspective of okay, we can cut our costs by 90% if we make these changes. Okay, great. It cuts the cloud infrastructure cost that way. What is the engineering time, what is the opportunity cost that they gets baked into that, and what are the other strategic priorities that team has been tasked with this year? It has to go along for the ride with a redesign that unlocks additional capability because a pure cost savings play is something I have almost never found to be an argument that carries the day.There are always exceptions, to be clear, but the general case I found is that when companies get really focused on cost-cutting, rather than expanding into new markets, on some level, it feels like they are not in the best of health, corporately speaking. I mean, there's a reason I'm talking about cost optimization for what I do and not cost-cutting.It's not about lowering the bill to zero at all cost. “Cool. Turn everything off. Your bill drops to zero.” “Oh, you don't have a company anymore? Okay, so there's a constraint. Let's talk more about that.” Companies are optimized to increase revenue as opposed to reduce costs. And engineers are always more expensive than the cloud provider resources they're using, unless you've done something horrifying.Anton: And some people did, by replicating their mistakes for their inefficient data centers straight into the cloud, occasionally, yeah. But you're right, yeah. It costs the—we had the same pattern of Gartner. It's like, it's not about doing cheaper in the cloud.Corey: I really want to thank you for spending so much time talking to me. If people want to learn more about what you're up to, how you view the world, and what you're up to next, where's the best place for them to find you?Anton: At this point, it's probably easiest to find me on Twitter. I was about to say Podcast, I was about to say my Medium blog, but frankly, all of it kind of goes into Twitter at some point. And so, I think I am twitter.com/anton_chuvakin, if I recall correctly. Sorry, I haven't really—Corey: You are indeed. It's always great; it's one of those that you have a sizable audience, and you're like, “What is my Twitter handle, again? That's a good question. I don't know.” And it's your name. Great. Cool. “So, you're going to spell that for you, too, while you're at it?” We will, of course, put a link to that in the [show notes 00:32:09]. I really want to thank you for being so generous with your time. I appreciate it.Anton: Perfect. Thank you. It was fun.Corey: Anton Chuvakin, Security Strategy Something at Google Cloud. I'm Cloud Economist Corey Quinn, and this is Screaming in the Cloud. If you've enjoyed this podcast, please leave a five-star review on your podcast platform of choice, whereas if you've hated this podcast, please leave a five-star review on your podcast platform of choice along with an angry comment because people are doing it wrong, but also tell me which legacy vendor you work for.Corey: If your AWS bill keeps rising and your blood pressure is doing the same, then you need The Duckbill Group. We help companies fix their AWS bill by making it smaller and less horrifying. The Duckbill Group works for you, not AWS. We tailor recommendations to your business and we get to the point. Visit duckbillgroup.com to get started.Announcer: This has been a HumblePod production. Stay humble.

St. Andrew's Church
Mt Pleasant :: Randy Forrester: What is Suffering For?

St. Andrew's Church

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 31, 2022 24:22


Bible Study Don't just take our word for it . . . take His! We would encourage you to spend time examining the following Scriptures that shaped this sermon: Psalm 23, 2 Corinthians 1:3-11. Sermon Notes Suffering is a universal human experience. When a person suffers, it is common to ask "why?" But a more helpful question for the follower of Jesus Christ is to ask "what is this suffering for?" From Paul's witness in 2 Corinthians 1:3 – 11, we see three answers: In suffering, God reveals his merciful character In suffering, God comforts us so that we can comfort others In suffering, God turns us away from self-reliance to greater dependence upon him Sermon Application How do we learn God's merciful character? What were Randy's two points of guidance when trying to offer comfort to others? Describe an experience of suffering that helped you rely more on God. Questions? Do you have a question about today's sermon? Email Randy Forrester (RForrester@StAndrews.Church).

Paul's Security Weekly
ESW #279 - Mark St. John, Branden Williams, Jeff Man, Len Noe

Paul's Security Weekly

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2022 119:11


Over the past year, we've seen more buzz develop around attack surface management. In fact, major analyst firms Forrester and Gartner recently released research about this topic. But what exactly is it? In this segment, join Mark St. John, LookingGlass's SVP of Product, to learn more about how to define your attack surface, how to manage it, and how it can help your organization improve its cybersecurity. This segment is sponsored by LookingGlass Cyber. Visit https://securityweekly.com/lookingglass to learn more about them!   As the push toward digital transformation continues, every organization is having to choose: Security or experience first? We are entering an era where Security and Identity professionals work together to eliminate tradeoffs and rapidly evolve from technical experts to experience artists. Using solutions that customize, code, and integrate for you while boosting security through MFA, passwordless logins, and risk modernizes your identity experience. This segment is sponsored by Ping. Visit https://securityweekly.com/ping to learn more about them!   PCI DSS v4.0 was released on March 31st, 2022 and we've got Jeff Man joining us today to discuss some of the more notable changes that folks should be aware of. Some great resources from Jeff and his employer on PCI 4.0: https://info.obsglobal.com/pci-4.0-resources And the PCI Council's own summary of changes between PCI 3.2.1 and 4.0: https://securityweekly.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/PCI-DSS-Summary-of-Changes-v3_2_1-to-v4_0.pdf   Extortion, business disruption, and monumental payouts. We'll cover trends in attacker “innovation” and role of identities and credentials. This segment is sponsored by CyberArk. Visit https://securityweekly.com/cyberark to learn more about them!   Visit https://www.securityweekly.com/esw for all the latest episodes! Follow us on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/securityweekly  Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/secweekly   Show Notes: https://securityweekly.com/esw279

Geek Freaks
Interview with Jonathan Forrester of ECA

Geek Freaks

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022 57:46


Hey all! I sit down with Jonathan Forrester of East Coast Avengers and Couple's Conversations. We talk about podcasting, Thor's latest film, and Marvel characters in need of their own MCU project. CC on Twitter: https://twitter.com/CCPodcast_22 ECA: https://www.eastcoastavengers.com/ Couple's Conversation: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/c-c-podcast/id1603107341?i=1000568681485   -------------------- *Check Out All Our Podcasts!*   Geek Freaks Podcast: https://linktr.ee/GeekFreaks Pushing Buttons: https://linktr.ee/PushingButtonsPodcast TrekFreaks: https://linktr.ee/TrekFreaks Geek Freaks Interviews: https://linktr.ee/GeekFreaksInterviews Outlast Podcast: https://linktr.ee/OutlastPodcast Round Three: https://linktr.ee/RoundThree Disney Moms Gone Wrong: https://linktr.ee/disneymomsgonewrong Sloop: https://www.patreon.com/GeekFreakspodcast   -------------------- *Hang Out With Us!*   Discord: https://discord.gg/6Jrvyb2 Twitter: twitter.com/geekfreakspod Facebook: facebook.com/groups/227307812330853/ Instagram: instagram.com/geekfreakspodcast E-mail: thegeekfreakspodcast@gmail.com Twitch: twitch.tv/geekfreakspodcast Site: thegeekfreakspodcast.com   --------------------- *Support Us!*   Patreon: https://patreon.com/GeekFreakspodcast Store: redbubble.com/people/GeekFreaks

Yeah, That's Probably an Ad
How Holding Company Media Networks Stack Up, According to Forrester

Yeah, That's Probably an Ad

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2022 22:21


Today Forrester Research published a report assessing the strengths and weaknesses of seven holding company media networks. The objective assessment is a CMO's guide to choosing a media agency partner. Olivia Morley, senior agencies reporter at Adweek sat down with Jay Pattisall, principal analyst at Forrester, to talk about what industry trends emerged during the evaluation. In this episode, Pattisall shares his take on which media networks are the best fit for which brand types, and Omnicom Media Group and Dentsu Media executives join as guests to discuss the report findings. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Conference Room with Simon Lader
Episode 74 - How to Raise Seed Funding with Chenxi Wang

The Conference Room with Simon Lader

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2022 19:44


In this week's episode, we welcome the Founder and GP. of Rain Capital, Chenxi Wang as she shares some backgrounds about start-up businesses. KEY TAKEAWAYS FROM THIS EPISODE: Determining the right start-up to invest in The advantages of working with the Venture Capital industry The right resources to be considered credible in Venture Capital Top three tips to successfully raise funds THIS WEEK'S GUEST Dr. Chenxi Wang is the General Partner of Rain Capital, a venture capital firm specialising in early stage technology investments. She is the former VP Research of Forrester, a former professor at Carnegie Mellon, Winner of the 2019 Women Investor award, Women of Influence - SC Award. She sits on the boards of several software startups and early stage businesses and is a renouned advocate for equality and diversity in the high tech field. For more information, or to get in touch with Chenxi, check out: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chenxiwang88/ Website: https://www.raincapital.vc/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/chenxiwang YOUR HOST Simon Lader is the host of The Conference Room, Co-Founder of global executive search firm Salisi Human Capital, and online coaching firm Salisi Academy. Since 1997, Simon has helped Senior Executives achieve Life Transformation through finding their ideal job and consulted with leading enterprise software and cybersecurity vendors to build highly effective teams. Get to know more about Simon at: Podcast: https://theconferenceroompodcast.com Website: https://simonlader.com/ Blog: blog.salisi.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/simonlader LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/headhuntersimonlader Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3dd0obQSM8cYRV0HCxiuF0