Co-Founding Partner Of 8334thewin.com: James M. Grant aka 4 The Win Boss - S4E10 (#141) “Think of it in the big picture, okay, well now I'm giving away something, but I'm gaining all this extra money for marketing, I know that my business is going to grow so much more and so much faster and I'm going to be able to deliver better results”
Elaina Morris is the Founding Partner, President, and CEO of Ascend Hospitality Group, which delivers world-class hospitality and culinary experiences across the Pacific Northwest. As an accomplished business owner and community leader, Elaina has over 20 years of experience developing concepts and creating value in various industries. She serves as a trustee for the Washington Hospitality Association's Education Foundation, Bellevue Chamber of Commerce, Samena Club, and Rainier Athletics. In this episode… Join Chad Franzen of Rise25 in today's episode of the SpotOn Series as he chats with Elaina Morris, Founding Partner, President, and CEO of Ascend Hospitality Group, about achieving entrepreneurial success in the restaurant industry. Elaina shares how Ascend expanded following a major setback, how she launched Ascend and its various brands, and the lessons she learned as a franchisee.
Brent Britton is a Founding Partner of Core X Legal. Since the early 1990's Brent C.J. Britton has been assisting entrepreneurs and technology companies of all sizes in corporate and intellectual property transactions. A dot-com era Silicon Valley veteran, Britton's legal career has included tours of duty in several major firms in San Francisco, New York City, and Tampa. Brent has been a prominent voice for the cultivation of Tampa's entrepreneurial ecosystem while maintaining strong roots in the San Francisco Bay Area's emerging companies community. Brent's clients range from startups to international conglomerates in the fields of digital media and software development, video games, AI, virtual reality, data analytics, education, mechanical devices, entertainment, telecommunications, healthcare, cybersecurity, blockchain, and cryptocurrency. Britton's legal work covers a full range of services of value to technology companies, such as corporate formation, venture funding, technology licensing and transactions, intellectual property strategy, privacy, data security, digital token sales, and a broad spectrum of regulatory advice. A former computer scientist and software engineer, Brent is the only lawyer who holds a graduate degree from the MIT Media Laboratory. Alongside his Master of Science from MIT, Britton also holds a Bachelor of Arts in computer science from the University of Maine and a Juris Doctor from the Boston University School of law. He's the co-founder of several startups, and he writes and speaks frequently on entrepreneurship, creativity, ethics, and the philosophy of happiness and success. Brent's book, “Ownability,” an introduction to intellectual property law, is available on Amazon.com.https://www.amazon.com/Ownability-How-Intellectual-Property-Works/dp/0615825958https://corexlegal.com
Welcome to episode number 8 of the FITFO Podcast! My guest today is Mark Haney. Mark is a successful entrepreneur, media personality, and angel investor with a portfolio of 50+ Sacramento-based companies across various industries including new media, tech, consumer products, real estate, construction, transportation, distribution, and security. Mark's accomplishments include successfully exiting a Rocklin, CA based enterprise that maintained hundreds of employees and generated over $200M in annual revenues. Having scaled the entrepreneurial mountain and achieved many of his lifelong dreams, Mark has turned his attention and resources to helping the next generation of entrepreneurs succeed. He is Founding Partner of the Growth Factory, an early-stage venture capital fund and a nonprofit accelerator, on a mission to unleash the potential of 100 world class startups in the next 3-5 years. Time Stamps: 4:37 Mark's Origin Story 6:45 Mark's commitment to putting his money where his town is! 7:30 what is a startup accelerator? 14:20 How he is intertwining Economic Development with local entrepreneurship 16:50 Mark's first exit, selling his paper route 18:15 ow Mark sparked entrepreneurship in his household 21:44 getting kids into sports at an early age 26:15 what Mark learned from coaching his kids that helped in the business world 29:27 Family values don't happen by accident 40 longevity and his approach to living a long and healthy life 51 Throwing BP at age 85! 55:55 Mark Haney Parental words of wisdom Learn More about Mark: www.HaneyBiz.com. Follow Him on Social -Instagram: @themarkhaney The Mark Haney Show Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-mark-haney-podcast/id1481104054 Bryan: Instagram: https://instagram.com/bduzco References &
Ankit Kedia is the Founding Partner of Capital-A. He is a second generation entrepreneur who has held senior leadership positions at Manjushree Technopack Ltd. (MTL), India's largest rigid plastic packaging company. With a penchant for institutional marketing and a credit of designing the Key Account Management program, Ankit has been instrumental in the 5x growth of revenues and EBIDTA at Manjushree, where he devoted 15 strong years. He was also instrumental in raising private equity capital from Kedaara Capital and helped in the acquisition of two rival companies, before divesting controlling stake to Advent International in 2018. In this episode we will cover:1. What does Ankit really love about venture capital? (3:10)2. Ankit's perspective on India's macro economic climate (6:30)3. Market fluctuations in the early stages of investing (8:50)4. Founder-market fit and how it influences a fund manager's investment decisions (14:48)5. Learnings from investing in Indian startups (17:56)6. How to identify the best startups (22:24)7. The most difficult thing for a fund manager of a micro VC fund (34:40)8. Ankit's perspective on the Indian early-stage venture landscape (36:53)9. Why did Ankit choose to invest in tech startups rather than traditional manufacturing businesses in which his family had had a lot of success? (41:10)10. What has Ankit the LP learned about Indian VC that he can use as a fund manager today? (44:15)11. What would Ankit advise his younger self? (46:51)12. Advice for entrepreneurs and fund managers (48:55)
In today's episode of Highway to Scale, we're joined by Vincent Weir, Founding Partner at Invenio Growth — a Stockholm-based management consultancy that helps corporations and other capital allocators engage the startup and investor ecosystems. In this podcast, Vincent will tell us more about the current state of the venture capital industry, the importance of impact investing for overall business success, and the ways VC companies help fund solutions to society's biggest problems.__________GUEST:Vincent Weir — Partner at Invenio Growth_ABOUT VINCENT:https://www.linkedin.com/in/vincent-weir-7a295354/ Vincent Weir is an entrepreneur, consultant and adviser who defines his mission as linking people and ideas across platforms that empower them.He completed the pivots from liberal arts to management consulting to product management to venture capital, sustaining constant feedback from some of the world's smartest people along the way. Working in Europe, he learned to navigate team rooms with different languages and cultures, through lingering recessions and more hopeful times._ABOUT INVENIO GROWTH:https://inveniogrowth.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/invenio-growth/Invenio assists clients in identifying and implementing growth strategies in the venture economy, they also assist leaders in interpreting trends in the startup ecosystem and they translate those insights into initiatives and actions such as open innovation, company building, and venture M&A.Invenio was born out of NFT Ventures, one of the largest fintech venture portfolios in Europe. Their team evaluates thousands of startups each year and brings insights from the VC investment world to the growth projects they advise and operate. Their growth orientation makes Invenio a strong partner for growth cases, and they strive to deliver results from the planning phase through implementation._____GET IN TOUCH WITH BORNFIGHT:firstname.lastname@example.org
To kick off Series 14, we are joined by two titans of tech, Russ Shaw, Founding Partner of London Tech Week and London Tech Ambassador for the Mayor of London and an advisory member for Founders4Schools, and Dr Sue Black, technology evangelist, digital skills expert and Professor of Computer at Durham University. In this two-part interview, we discuss the importance of allyship, getting comfortable with the uncomfortable and the fantastic story of the campaign to save Bletchley Park! We also learn about where each guest is specifically focusing their time to drive greater diversity, equity and inclusion in the technology industry, and explore how to fill the current skills gaps being faced by the industry.
Host: Jack HanksSpecial Guest: Zach MoseleyEpisode SummaryIn this episode, Founding Partner of MMA, PLLC, Zach Moseley, talks about his experiences throughout his career. Zach has a vested interest in protecting policyholders' rights, settling hundreds of property cases throughout his career. He holds a BA in Finance from the University of Texas and a JD from Louisiana State University, and a diploma in comparative law from the Universite Jean Moulin Lyon 3.Today, Zach and Jack talk about parenting, scaling an organization, Zach's process for handling claims, the truth about bad faith, doing appraisals correctly, the problem with social media, and get Zach's advice to his younger self, all on today's episode of Because Experience Matters. Key Takeaways“The real value is finding a solution and executing that solution.”“Try everything.”“There's no perfect avenue to look at how every claim should be handled.”“Appraisal is one of the most overused and underused tools that we have access to.”“Just because you get your law licence, you haven't reached the pinnacle.”“Learn a skill that is highly valuable but not something the majority of people can do.”Follow Zach at:Cell: 817-676-2012Website: https://www.mma-pllc.comLinkedIn: Zach MoseleyInstagram: @storm_lawyer_zach
On this episode, I had the pleasure of speaking with Barbara Iyayi, CEO & Founding Partner at Unicorn Growth Capital. An early-stage Web3 VC fund that invests in the future of Finance, bridging TradFi & DeFi to foster more inclusive economies, specifically in Africa. Unicorn Growth backs Web 2.5/3.0 companies providing FinTech & DeFi infrastructure across industries and uniquely helps them scale in markets with high crypto adoption. Barbara gives us a glimpse of some of the emerging crypto and defi trends in Africa and why she thinks Africa has the most lucrative opportunity for fintech, DeFi, and Web3 Learn more about the fund (https://www.unicorngrowthcap.com/) You can also learn more about Fintechs and Startups on AWS (https://aws.amazon.com/startups/ or https://aws.amazon.com/startups/FinTech/)
Today we're welcoming our first ever guest, Matt Dixon, to the show. If you don't know who Matt is, he is a Founding Partner at DCMi and is Wall Street Journal's bestselling co-author of The Challenger Sale. He has a new book out called The JOLT Effect which Doug gets into, and the conversation today goes on to talk about selling in today's world. If you're liking the show, please make sure to subscribe and share it with your friends and/or coworkers. Follow us on Twitter: @dougdavidoff, @JessDCardenas & @demandcreator to receive updates on when new episodes publish or to get other great insights. You can also watch the video version of the show on our page. Thanks for watching and remember you can't solve your upstream problems, downstream.
What Matters Now (ft. David Horsager)David Horsager on research and trust— and why they're closely linkedOPENING QUOTE:“We had, by that October, $1.40 to our name after paying our urgent bills. And we lived in the basement of 86 year old Clara Miller's home with no windows, no bathroom, no kitchen, but we could walk three flights of stairs up and share her bathroom. And we had a half of a shelf in her fridge and we could share that and it had black mold on the walls. And that's how we started this speaking business.”-David HorsagerGUEST BIO:David Horsager is the CEO of Trust Edge Leadership Institute, bestselling author of three books, and internationally recognized expert on trust— as well as one of the most successful keynote speakers on the circuit.Links:WebsiteBooksFaceBookLinkedInTwitterYouTubeInstagramCORE TOPICS + DETAILS:[4:22] - A Speaker's Number One JobHint: it may not be what you thinkThe reason you follow a leader, buy a product, or experience transformation after a speech is all about trust. It's not about being liked, it's about being trusted. Rather than trying to talk about fifteen different topics, or write your keynote around making yourself look good, you should instead focus on creating trust between you and your audience— then going from there.[14:05] - David's Unique Approach to ResearchLearning and brainstorming his wayResearch, research, research. That's one of the biggest takeaways from our conversation with David. He's a diligent, almost obsessive researcher, drawing on resources from every field he can find to come up with actionable and proven messages. As a side effect, this research leads to connections with a wide range of people and organizations— and more engagements. [22:32] - Key Questions to Ask YourselfExpert advice when writing and delivering keynotesWhen writing or delivering every keynote, David asks himself this question: What does this mean to them now? This ensures that his message is not only relevant, but also timely. Is your message outdated? Is it striking a resonant chord with your audience where they are at this present moment, and where they'll be tomorrow? Another question: Are you committed to your client? Are you committed to this business? If the answer is yes, you'll do whatever it takes to make a five-star impact.[27:31] -The Eight Pillars of TrustApplying them to your speaking businessDavid doesn't dive deep on all eight pillars of trust, but he does mention a few. Intent and compassion, which shows we care about someone beyond their benefit to us. Consistency is another— the only way to build a reputation is visible consistency. Finally, competency: if you want to be trusted in your area of expertise, you have to be competent.RESOURCES:[7:00] Begin with Trust, Harvard Study[21:30] About Donald Miller[24:01] The Trusted Leader Show, Podcast by DavidFollow David Horsager:WebsiteBooksFaceBookLinkedInTwitterYouTubeInstagramFollow Josh Linkner:FacebookLinkedInInstagramTwitterYouTubeABOUT MIC DROP:Brought to you by eSpeakers, hear from the world's top thought leaders and experts, sharing tipping point moments, strategies, and approaches that led to their speaking career success. Throughout each episode, host Josh Linkner, #1 Innovation keynote speaker in the world, deconstructs guests' Mic Drop moments and provides tactical tools and takeaways that can be applied to any speaking business, no matter it's starting point. You'll enjoy hearing from some of the top keynote speakers in the industry including: Ryan Estis, Alison Levine, Peter Sheahan, Seth Mattison, Cassandra Worthy, and many more. Mic Drop is produced and presented by eSpeakers; sponsored by ImpactEleven.Learn more at: MicDropPodcast.comABOUT THE HOST:Josh Linkner is a Creative Troublemaker. He believes passionately that all human beings have incredible creative capacity, and he's on a mission to unlock inventive thinking and creative problem solving to help leaders, individuals, and communities soar. Josh has been the founder and CEO of five tech companies, which sold for a combined value of over $200 million and is the author of four books including the New York Times Bestsellers, Disciplined Dreaming and The Road to Reinvention. He has invested in and/or mentored over 100 startups and is the Founding Partner of Detroit Venture Partners.Today, Josh serves as Chairman and Co-founder of Platypus Labs, an innovation research, training, and consulting firm. He has twice been named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year and is the recipient of the United States Presidential Champion of Change Award. Josh is also a passionate Detroiter, the father of four, is a professional-level jazz guitarist, and has a slightly odd obsession with greasy pizza. Learn more about Josh: JoshLinkner.comABOUT eSPEAKERS:When the perfect speaker is in front of the right audience, a kind of magic happens where organizations and individuals improve in substantial, long-term ways. eSpeakers exists to make this happen more often. eSpeakers is where the speaking industry does business on the web. Speakers, speaker managers, associations, and bureaus use our tools to organize, promote and grow successful businesses. Event organizers think of eSpeakers first when they want to hire speakers for their meetings or events.The eSpeakers Marketplace technology lets us and our partner directories help meeting professionals all over the world connect directly with speakers for great engagements. Thousands of successful speakers, trainers, and coaches use eSpeakers to build their businesses and manage their calendars. Thousands of event organizers use our directories every day to find and hire speakers. Our tools are built for speakers, by speakers, to do things that only purpose-built systems can.Learn more at: eSpeakers.comSPONSORED BY IMPACTELEVEN:From refining your keynote speaking skills to writing marketing copy, from connecting you with bureaus to boosting your fees, to developing high-quality websites, producing head-turning demo reels, Impact Eleven (formerly 3 Ring Circus) offers a comprehensive and powerful set of services to help speakers land more gigs at higher fees. Learn more at: impacteleven.comPRODUCED BY DETROIT PODCAST STUDIOS:In Detroit, history was made when Barry Gordy opened Motown Records back in 1960. More than just discovering great talent, Gordy built a systematic approach to launching superstars. His rigorous processes, technology, and development methods were the secret sauce behind legendary acts such as The Supremes, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross and Michael Jackson.As a nod to the past, Detroit Podcast Studios leverages modern versions of Motown's processes to launch today's most compelling podcasts. What Motown was to musical artists, Detroit Podcast Studios is to podcast artists today. With over 75 combined years of experience in content development, audio production, music scoring, storytelling, and digital marketing, Detroit Podcast Studios provides full-service development, training, and production capabilities to take podcasts from messy ideas to finely tuned hits. Here's to making (podcast) history together.Learn more at: DetroitPodcastStudios.comSHOW CREDITS:Josh Linkner: Host | email@example.comJoe Heaps: eSpeakers | JHeaps@eSpeakers.comConnor Trombley: Executive Producer | connor@DetroitPodcastStudios.com
We ask the Founding Partner of Jungle Venture Amit Anand. Plus, we look into the SALIK IPO and whether this will lead to more toll gates in Dubai. Wall Street suffers its worst day in more than 2 years, with stocks down 5% after a hotter-than-expected inflation report in the US, at 8.6%. We get analysis from Ed Bell of Emirates NBD and we speak to Brandy Scott who is in the US ahead of that big Emirates announcement. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Strategic planning doesn't have to be complicated. Coming to you on site from the SBDC conference, I'm joined by my dear friend Eric Ryan, a founding partner at Mission Met, an organization that helps other organizations with their strategic planning. We'll discuss how you can surmount the challenges that come with developing and executing your business's VISION. Eric will help walk you through decision making, putting processes into place, and creating realistic goals. If you can shift your thinking, you can develop the fundamental skill set needed to make it through any hardships. Don't get intimidated by the amount of work, instead organize and take it one thing at a time! More from Eric Ryan: Visit www.missionmet.com LinkedIn: @Eric Ryan Read Mission Met Finding Eric Ryan: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org LinkedIn & Youtube: @Mission Met Facebook: @your.mission.met Twitter: @mission_met Read The 12 Week Year More From Jesse & Small Business Front: Visit: https://www.smallbusinessfront.com/ LinkedIn: Small Business Front LinkedIn: Jesse Torres, Founder-SBF Instagram: @smallbizfront Twitter & Facebook: @SmallBizFront Join our community of Frontliners! and get the most up-to-date resources and information for YOUR small business. *Thank you for listening and please share the show or an episode you love with your favorite small business! We believe that when you succeed we all succeed, so let's share the knowledge and resources!
What a wonderful dialogue with our guest today, CEO of Gazing Performance Systems, Martin Fairn. Martin has a wealth of experience as a former elite ruby athlete himself and working in the corporate world before co-founding Gazing. Martin and his team work with athletes, teams, and corporates helping train mental skills in order to perform under pressure. They specialize in riding the gap between truth to talent. Check out the pearls of wisdom from this episode at the following time stamps; Worst coaching moment: telling and convincing "versus" this is about a dialogue, not a monologue 2.00 Best coaching moments: when people"playback" what they have heard with meaning, intent and in their own language 3.04 When the golf ball leaves your club, it is in the can't control circle 3.55 Peer coaching: "SEE ONE, DO ONE, TEACH ONE" 5.41 Sliding Doors 7.46 What makes a great coach? "Truth to talent." 9.57 How do you close the gap? 15.27 If the aspiration is the summit, you have to start somewhere and place your attention on getting to base camp first 17.23 If you want the "win" so bad, this is often someone's greatest motivator and their biggest inhibitor (Mindset is a mental SKILL that can be trained) 18.37 How did Martin handle pressure as a Ruby athlete himself? 21.18 What is the story behind your company's name: 'Gazing' 22.40 And from the website: Our name is derived from the Gazing Principle®, practised and developed by the Japanese swordsman and philosopher Musashi. Musashi's success was based on a ‘double gaze' – one eye on the immediate situation (the opponent) and the other on the bigger picture (the wider battlefield), and the ability to switch constantly between the two. Gazing's approach centres on the human ability to perform under pressure using practical concepts that you can apply immediately. What are the control circles? 24.56 Performing "WITH" pressure 30.31 1) Acknowledge the mindset plays a role (train the mindset skill) 2) Accept that we are all human and vulnerable to pressure and impact performance 3) So, what can you do about it? Build your skills and your resiliency. What skills do I need to add to my toolkit? What is RED to BLUE? It's a framework 33.28 Where our attention goes our energy will follow 34.10 How do you teach presence? 36.55 What are the Red to Blue skills? 38.45 1) Self-awareness 2) Acceptance 3) Selection of attention (energy) What impact has GAZING had on the ALL BLACKS (New Zealand Ruby team?) 43.00 What makes a great CEO? 45.46 Peperbell (www.paperbell.com/podcast) proudly supports this episode of the Coaching Podcast. Martin Fairn is the Founding Partner and Chief Executive Officer at Gazing Performance Systems. Martin has been with Gazing from the beginning, and as a co-founder has combined his knowledge gained from many different corporate roles, to develop Gazing's unique framework of equipping individuals to perform well under pressure. Martin leads the development and implementation of Gazing's strategy both in the UK and globally, and ranges from engaging with key customers and overseeing the development of the global partner business, to ensure the constant innovation of the Gazing approach. Martin's role centres around facilitating individual and executive coaching, and team and senior leadership development programmes with the explicit purpose of helping leaders develop the capability to create and sustain an organisation capable of performing under the highest levels of pressure and stress. His work also encompasses delivering at small seminars as well as being a keynote speaker at conferences extending up to 500 attendees, which introduces the concept of “performing under pressure” in a highly practical way that is built on a straightforward understanding of how humans react under pressure. Martin's commercial experience was gained at Xerox in a range of roles ranging from Commercial Sales and Key Account Management to going on to become the General Manager at Xerox in Canada. Alongside his professional roles, Martin has enjoyed a successful Rugby Union career playing for Coventry and he was also selected for England's student team. Twitter: @gazingtraining LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/gazing-performance-systems Instagram: @gazingtraining Facebook: Gazing Performance Systems Website: https://www.gazing.com Please note, that Emma Doyle's new book, What Makes a Great Coach? is out now: US https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0B9QPW4GH AUS https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B0B9QPW4GH UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0B9QPW4GH
Introduktion: I denne episode besøger Thomas Lykke, kreativ direktør og Founding Partner i OEO Studio, Kristina May i podcast studiet. Thomas Lykke er uddannet beklædningsdesigner, men sammen med Managing Partner i OEO Studio, Anne-Marie Buemann, forener han interiør-, produkt- og grafisk design med skandinavisk tradition og asiatisk æstetik. Tekstbeskrivelse: Ved at nedbryde grænserne mellem forskellige designdiscipliner, kultur, æstetik og håndværk har Thomas Lykke skabt et unikt designsprog, der rækker langt ud over Danmarks grænser. Denne fremgangsmåde er tydelig når man ser på Thomas Lykkes samlede karriere. I forbindelse med sin uddannelse på Det Kongelige Akademi, tog han til USA for at læse modedesign på Academy of Art San Francisco. Da han kom tilbage til Danmark, blev han redaktør for interiørdesign på det relativt nye tidsskrift Wallpaper med base i London. I Danmark grundlagde han virksomheden OEO Studio og realiserede sin interesse for japansk design ved at åbne en afdeling af OEO Studio i Tokyo. Det er gennem sit arbejde her, og samtidig som kreativ direktør for tekstilvirksomheden Hosoo i Kyoto, Japan, at Thomas Lykke med en holistisk tilgang igennem snart 20 år har skabt produkter og løsninger på tværs af forskellige designdiscipliner og fået succes inden for både arkitektur, indretning, møbeldesign, belysning og kunsthåndværk. Arbejdet er udført for en alsidig samling af prominente kunder, der strækker sig fra kommercielle producenter som Leica, Sony, Stellaworks, Pernod Ricard over til andre designdiscipliner som interiørdesign og indretning af showrooms, ejerlejligheder og flere restauranter verden over. Heriblandt kan nævnes Nomas søsterrestaurant Inua I Tokyo og restauranten Kadeau i København. Thomas Lykke arbejder målrettet uden at lade sig begrænse af de formelle rammer. Dette ses tydeligt, når porteføljen rundes af med forskellige designobjekter, som er en del af de permanente samlinger på Victoria & Albert-museet i London og Musée des Arts Décoratifs i Paris. Hvordan det hele hænger sammen, og hvorfor det giver god mening kan du høre når Thomas og Kristina snakker om, hvordan design kan bryde rammerne for design uden at forstyrre det endelige resultat. Links og referencer: Thomas Lykke LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomaslykke/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/lykke_thomas OEO Studio: https://www.oeo.dk/ Hosoo: https://www.hosoo-kyoto.com Designrådet: http://danishdesigncouncil.dk/thomas-lykke/
In this episode of THE IDEALISTS. podcast, host and entrepreneur Melissa Kiguwa interviews Anisha Singh, entrepreneur, former CEO of Mydala.com, and Founding Partner of She Capital, India's leading early-stage venture fund devoted to nurturing and growing the next generation of female-focused businesses. Anisha's own journey as an entrepreneur has been full of breaking stereotypes, glass ceilings, and shifting traditional perceptions. Now as she dons a new role of investor, she is on a mission to cultivate female unicorns and role models that resonate with younger women aspirants. A role model herself, Anisha was ranked amongst the Top 7 Global Women CEOs by Crunchbase in 2018. Prior to Mydala.com, she founded and ran a digital content company called Kinis Software Solutions. Anisha began her career working with the Clinton Administration on an initiative that's still close to her heart—Springboard helped women entrepreneurs raise funds to start new businesses and lives. Inspired by these women, Anisha knew she wanted to be an entrepreneur back in India. Now recognized as one of The Top 100 Global Diversity Leaders in 2019 and ranked among the 50 Most Influential 2018 in Asia, Anisha is also the President of the jury of the Cartier Women's Initiative for South Asia. In this remarkable episode, Anisha shares what it means to bristle at being labeled a “female” founder, and how that notion shifted with the birth of her daughters when she realized there simply weren't enough women's voices in the mix, and that real representation needed to start with her—even if it was only one voice. She reflects on what it means to take a big leap, how to persist to get to the breakthrough, and how the startup journey is never quite what you think it's going to be. She also discusses her journey from founder to investor and potentially back again. More than anything, Anisha's audacious wish to create an international community of role models that women everywhere can access will leave you asking who your role models are and how can you be a better one? . . . . . - Anisha starts off the episode by talking about how she has always believed in taking the leap—that jumping in the proverbial deep end and having to figure it all out has always served her best because, in the end, there's never any sure path. She also reflects on how women are so often trained to overthinking things, which can leave you on the sidelines and missing the key moments of your life. - She shares her journey of growing up in Delhi, being raised by a conservative father who was a struggling entrepreneur, then going to graduate school in the US, and on to work in the Clinton Administration to help women entrepreneurs raise funds to ultimately return to India to become an entrepreneur—as founder and CEO of Mydala.com. - Anisha then recounts how her discomfort (or annoyance) being thought of as a “female” founder shifted with the advent of her daughters. She also recounts the hardships of raising funding only to lose it in the 11th hour, and also relates her humbling self-reinvention in bringing She Capital to life. - At the end of the episode, Anisha shares her audacious wish for creating a world of brilliant founders and generations of role models who finally make real equality possible for women. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theidealists/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theidealists/support
Chris is the Founding Partner at VISIS Private Wealth. He joins Ben to talk about starting VISIS, what he's done to drive growth in the business, and the biggest obstacles he's had to overcome on the journey. Chris Smith LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrissmithvisis/ VISIS Private Wealth Website: https://www.visis.com.au/ Australian Retirement Trust. It's more super for you and your clients. Visit https://www.australianretirementtrust.com.au/adviser Join the XY platform: App Store: http://co.xyadviser.com/xyistore Google Play: http://co.xyadviser.com/xygplay Desktop: https://www.xyadviser.com/ General Disclaimer – https://www.xyadviser.com/disclaimer/
This vibrant panel discussion held in the spring of 2022 focused on medical psychedelics and the trends, opportunities and challenges facing the industry. Marik Hazan is the Founding Partner of Tabula Rasa Ventures, the premiere accelerator fund for early stage psychedelic companies and is the CEO of Energia Holdings Inc., an organization building the future of health by turning healthcare's blindspots into preventative care solutions. He is an engineer, advocate, entrepreneur, and investor who has worked across “counter culture” industries. He founded the first incubator focused on psychedelic startups and runs the world's largest psychedelics conference, Psyched. ----- Ellyn Ito is the cofounder and Chief Executive Officer of Within Health/Innerstill. She has over 25 years of experience with disruptive technologies, including electroceutical medical devices. Her previous experience includes the scaling of business-to-business and direct-to-consumer operations in technology, healthcare, and service operations. Ellyn serves on the Board of Redeemer Health Systems and is a member of the Gail Birenbaum's Women's Leadership Council at Rider University. ----- Avani Kanubaddi is President and COO of Enveric Biosciences. As the former CEO of Welmedix, he led brand sale to a PE back healthcare company in 2019. He was a former Director at BMS/ConvaTec and Wyeth/Pfizer in Medical Device and Consumer Health segments.
Radical Transformational Leadership: What does this imply? Guest Hosts Kirsten Gallo and Sudarshan Rodriguez Guest Sushant Shrestha Sushant Shrestha is a venture capital investor with a track record of successful exits in the Artificial Intelligence, Smart Materials, and Blockchain space. He is a graduate of the Social Finance Programme at Saïd Business School, Oxford University, researching innovative fund structure and financing strategies. He is a member of the Forbes Business Council, an invite-only network of successful business executives. He engages transdisciplinary and transformational frameworks for innovation in finance, portfolio management, and industry evaluation. His research and analysis have generated over 20M+ in growth capital for his portfolio companies. He is a Founding Partner at Conscious Full-Spectrum Finance Institute, bringing whole system transformation to social finance. He is a Founder and Managing Partner at Humanitas Smart Planet Systems, a venture capital firm investing in climate tech and social tech. He is an adjunct faculty at National University, California, and teaches leadership and sustainable change courses. Currently, he engages in different countries as a venture catalyst and an advisor to startups and growth companies. Previously, Sushant served as a Finance Director for startups in three countries and worked as a Research Consultant for National Park Services. He has worked in Peru, Nepal, and India. His educational training and degrees are in Finance, Management, and Integral Psychology, with a professional background in management consulting, business systems analysis, sustainable finance, and organizational analysis. He is passionate about scaling transformative technologies globally to meet the challenges of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. KIRSTEN GALLO Kirsten Gallo served as the head of the National Park Service Inventory and Monitoring Division. She held a variety of positions in the U.S. Forest Service and the National Park Service conducting natural resource monitoring and stewardship of public lands. She holds a doctorate degree in Ecology and has dedicated her career to conserving natural resources and demonstrating interdependence between humans and our environment. She began applying RTL tools and techniques in 2009 and created platforms for leadership in five federal government agencies and NGOs. Kirsten is now working to make RTL a global movement as she works in the fields of the environment, leadership, and finance. Specifically, she's working to remove chemicals from our food systems and return to regenerative agricultural techniques to support the wellbeing of people and the planet. SUDARSHAN RODRIGUEZ Sudarshan Rodriguez is a development professional with experience in disaster management, environmental sciences, environmental economics, policy, and environmental law. He has worked with Dr. Monica Sharma as an RTL practitioner coach since 2010. After 22 years in the development sector with a variety of organizations, including the United Nations, grassroots organizations, policy think tanks, civil society and academia, he dove into the adventure of setting up the next generation development consultancy and social purpose enterprise called “RTLWorks”. Before founding RTLWorks, he was the Programme Director at Mahatma Gandhi Academy of Human Development, heading a center of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai located in Nagaland, India focusing on Livelihoods and Social Entrepreneurship. He also delivers and implements Radical Transformational Leaderships ‘learning-in-action-programs' for business and non-profit organizations on different aspects of leadership development for sustainable change. Learn more about Dr. Monica here: www.radicallytransform.org
Welcome to episode 37 of The Way Out Is In: The Zen Art of Living, a podcast series mirroring Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh's deep teachings of Buddhist philosophy: a simple yet profound methodology for dealing with our suffering, and for creating more happiness and joy in our lives. This time, the presenters, Zen Buddhist monk Brother Phap Huu and journalist Jo Confino, are joined in conversation by Tom Rivett-Carnac. Together, they discuss the power that deep spiritual grounding has to support change in the world, as well as how to bring presence and insight into our daily lives and the global challenges we face; how to cultivate inner peace; and taking steps to make mindfulness a tool for individual and collective awakening. Tom Rivett-Carnac is a political strategist, author, and podcaster who has spent more than 20 years working to address the climate and ecological crises. He is also a Founding Partner of Global Optimism, co-presenter of the well-known climate podcast Outrage + Optimism, and co-author of bestselling book The Future We Choose. Tom also talks about his early-life experience as a Buddhist monk; spiritual development; coming together without egoic attachment to find collective solutions; and integrating practice and activism. Brother Phap Huu talks about practices for collective awakening and how to not lose track of mindfulness in society's busyness; training for the hard times; communities as support for the practice; touching enlightenment in daily life; finding peace in silence; being the change we want to see; and how Thich Nhat Hanh's teachings can serve people in times of crises. Jo delves into the power of presence; letting go of views; and why ‘showing up fully at work' may not work. The episode ends with a short meditation guided by Brother Phap Huu. Co-produced by the Plum Village App:https://plumvillage.app/ And Global Optimism:https://globaloptimism.com/ With support from the Thich Nhat Hanh Foundation:https://thichnhathanhfoundation.org/ List of resources Tom Rivett-Carnachttps://www.globaloptimism.com/tom-rivett-carnac The Future We Choose: The Stubborn Optimist’s Guide to the Climate Crisishttps://www.globaloptimism.com/the-future-we-choose S.N. Goenkahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S._N._Goenka Sagaing, Myanmar/Burmahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sagaing Christiana Figuereshttp://christianafigueres.com/#/ The Way Out Is In: ‘The Three Doors of Liberation' (episode 18)https://plumvillage.org/podcast/the-three-doors-of-liberation-episode-18/ The Way Out Is In: ‘Free from Views in a Polarized World' (episode 36)https://plumvillage.org/podcast/free-from-views-in-a-polarized-world-episode-36/ The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OECD Ajahn Chahhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ajahn_Chah Quotes “I’ve done things in the last two days that I haven’t done for 20 years. Like just sit on a log and watch the wind in the poplars for 15 minutes. And how deeply satisfying that present moment can be. I feel very grateful to find that again. And the strange thing, of course, is it was always there. I was allowing myself to develop this sense of melancholy and regret, like it was this difficult thing that I’d achieved and forgotten. And then, coming back here, it actually seemed simple.” “Spirituality, for us, is the refuge within that needs to always be cultivated.” “When we speak about coming back to oneself in Buddhism, it’s not about taking care of the ego but finding all of the beautiful conditions that we want to cultivate outside, inside of us. Then we will have the ingredients to offer to the world, to the workplace, to our families, to our loved ones.” “The necessary step that we all need to take is moving mindfulness away from being something that happens in isolation from the world, to something that happens while we are in the world and that the world can become a tool for.” “The only way in which we have a sense of collective purpose is in the unity of how we direct our attention towards the present moment, towards the world that we’re living in, that we’re all working to protect, but which the busyness of that activity is preventing us from seeing.” “I feel like I’ve spent half my adult life focusing primarily on presence and spiritual development, and the other half on raising a family, the problems of the world, and climate change – and now I feel like the interesting work is at the intersection of those two. I don’t feel like we can really advance unless we’re able to bring those two different elements together in ourselves, in our work, because we’re not really doing it at the moment.”“The systems and the institutions that we have relied upon to see us through this great crisis don’t look capable of delivering what we want. So where’s the edge that we need to dwell with in order to move forward? I believe it’s the integration of how we’re living our lives, how we’re bringing presence and insight to our moment, to the moments of our life and the great challenges of our generation.” “What we need is a collective awakening. Our teacher has said, ‘One Buddha is not enough anymore for our times, for our suffering, for the situations that we are facing. We need multitudes of bodhisattvas, of those who are selfless, those who know how to see the benefit of others as their own benefits, the well-being of the planet as their well-being.'” “Even though what is being shared is so painful, instead of drowning and being overwhelmed by the sorrow, my breathing becomes my foundation. I’m still present with the suffering, but I can guide the suffering. And this inner work, we believe [it] is so necessary for everyone today, because what we are facing will bring up a lot of emotions and feelings and even a sense of despair. And we all need a place of refuge and we need communities. I truly believe that community is the way forward; we cannot do it by ourselves. There’s no superman that can change the situation. We really need a collective movement, a collective awakening, a collective practice.” “It would be very easy to say, ‘I’ve spent ten years following my spiritual pursuits and 15 years working in the climate movement. Now I want to integrate them, I need to go away and think up a plan and come up with an ideology and a view that is one of integration.' But all we will have done is add to the number of ideologies and views out there. So it has to be about creating an intentionality and a presence and a space from which something can emerge. And that process can probably neither be hurried nor slowed down, but [it also] can’t be born unless it has space to breathe.” “The first thing that I feel will be important for me in returning to my life is the acceptance that normal life is different, and that I can’t expect perfection from myself. That in itself creates a relaxation. The best that we can do is bring more presence and more intentionality, and move in a direction that has that infused in it, and be able to let go of the things that distract us, the ideas that trap us – but that’s going to be a process.”
In this episode, CII General Counsel Jeff Mahoney interviews Robert K. Kry, a Founding Partner of the law firm of MoloLamken LLP. Listeners will hear an expert legal analysis of the investor implications of the United States Supreme Court's recent decision in West Virginia v. the Environmental Protection Agency, followed by an investor-oriented preview of the Court's 2022-2023 term.
Join part 2 of this talk with OMAG Director of Technology Services, Kevin Sesock, and Founding Partner of Future Point of View (FPOV), Scott Klososky, as they continue their discussion about municipal cities and technology that could or should be considered smart and where cities should be heading. Learn more by visiting www.omag.org
Midterm elections are drawing closer while voters are preparing for ballot initiatives on cannabis in Maryland, Arkansas, North Dakota, South Dakota, Missouri and Oklahoma. The upcoming votes may carry large implications when forecasting the future for the legalization of cannabis in the United States. What's the next move for U.S. policymakers if cannabis becomes legal in 25 states? In this episode, Brian Vicente, Founding Partner of Vicente Sederberg LLP, discusses lessons learned from his time writing the legislation that brought cannabis legalization to Colorado in 2012 and explains how his firm grew to be one of the largest in cannabis law. He also offers insights on this year's November ballot initiatives and tells us why the opening of adult-use stores in New York is a major milestone for cannabis policy worldwide.
In this episode, I had the pleasure of interviewing Founding Partner of Policy AZ John MacDonald. John has been part of the fabric of our industry for decades, working behind the scenes with stakeholders as they navigate Arizona's political landscape. That has never more true than it is today as he and his partner Dana Pashcke assist organizations like MAG and AzTA as they attempt to advance transportation policy and funding. John and Dana have been front and center during this past legislative cycle which ended shockingly in a veto from Governor Ducey on enabling legislation to take Proposition 400E to Maricopa County voters. In this interview, John shares not only his background but also the history behind why we need enabling legislation to begin with, what transpired this legislative session, and what we can do now.
Today we're interviewing Simon Newstead, founding partner of Better Bite Ventures. A Venture fund that focuses specifically on Asia Pacific. Why? You'll find out in this episode! Simon has an entrepreneurial background in tech and started investing in the early stages alt-protein companies because of his compassion for animals. Some of his and his business partner, Michel Klar's portfolio includes notable brands like Tindle and Green Rebel Ok, so you might have heard me rant before, he's a tech entrepreneur? Does he even understand food? Did you know before starting Better Bite Ventures, Michel Klar and Simon Newstead started and sold their own chocolate company just to understand how the food industry works? That's dedication. Simon's interview is full of data and statistics that show APAC as an amazing land of opportunity for alt-protein startups. You'll also learn some practical tips on how to get into investing. If you're interested. Shownotes: http://myfoodjobrocks.com/252Simon
Your host Sharon Lechter, the premier expert for financial literacy and entrepreneurial success, is joined today by Julie Jumonville, founding partner of The Geyser Group, a privately held commercial real estate sponsor and investor headquartered in Austin, Texas. The Geyser Group is a pioneer in sustainable developments, with some great projects in Austin, including The Center for Social Innovation - affordable offices for nonprofits and creatives. Julie believes in the currency of helping others, giving back to the community through women based investing groups and the power of authentic network. Learn more about Julie's early start as an entrepreneur, the company's current real estate development projects in Austin and her advice for investing during a recession! Key Takeaways: 0:00 Welcome to this episode of The Women Investing Network Podcast 0:50 Today's guest is Julie Jumonville, Founding Partner of The Geyser Group, a privately held commercial real estate sponsor and investor headquartered in Austin, Texas 2:05 Julie began her journey into entrepreneurship early 2:45 Julie is a pioneer in sustainable real estate developments 3:27 Center for Social Innovation - affordable offices for nonprofits and creatives 4:15 Do you offer developments for others to invest in? 4:54 Augustine Partners - a female based Investment Network in Austin 5:43 Teaching women about real estate investing 6:53 Investing in others 7:21 Female investment groups typically have higher returns than male groups 7:56 Connect with Julie at TheGeyserGroup.com 8:23 Julie shares her advice 9:23 We are living in times of economic uncertainty 10:14 Diversifying during a recession 10:57 True diversification is across asset categories 11:58 Get in touch at SharonLechter.com Follow Jason on TWITTER, INSTAGRAM & LINKEDIN Twitter.com/JasonHartmanROI Instagram.com/jasonhartman1/ Linkedin.com/in/jasonhartmaninvestor/ Call our Investment Counselors at: 1-800-HARTMAN (US) or visit: https://www.jasonhartman.com/ Free Class: Easily get up to $250,000 in funding for real estate, business or anything else: http://JasonHartman.com/Fund CYA Protect Your Assets, Save Taxes & Estate Planning: http://JasonHartman.com/Protect Get wholesale real estate deals for investment or build a great business – Free Course: https://www.jasonhartman.com/deals Special Offer from Ron LeGrand: https://JasonHartman.com/Ron Free Mini-Book on Pandemic Investing: https://www.PandemicInvesting.com
Vikram is a trained cardiologist and functional medicine physician. He is an international speaker, high-performance coach, and avid real estate investor. He has been active in multifamily real estate since 2015 and is a Founding Partner and CEO of Viking Capital Investments. As a real estate private equity firm, Viking Capital over 5000 units and $600 Million of multifamily property. Vikram has raised over $100 Million in private equity from high-net-worth individuals, doctors and other professionals around the country. Vikram was elected into the Forbes Business Council and was Commemorated by US Congressman Tim Connolly and Don Beyer into Congressional Record for excellence in Entrepreneurship. Recently, Viking Capital made the Inc 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the US.CONNECT WITH OUR GUEST:www.VikramRaya.comwww.vikingcapllc.comSHOW HIGHLIGHTS:His background as a cardiologist and why he chose multifamilyThe power of LGS (Leverage Growth Scale)His path in acquiring 5000 unitsAchieving Inc 5000 at Viking CapitalHow he adapted and overcame major challenges caused by the economic winter.His experience in going from single asset syndications to a fund model and back to single asset syndicationsHis goal of reaching 10,000 units and how he plans to get there.CONNECT WITH US! Visit our Website: https://www.canovocapital.com/podcastConnect with us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theleadsponsorFollow us on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheLeadSponsorFollow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theleadsponsor/Listen on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-lead-sponsor-podcast-real-estate-investing/id1464256464LOVE THE SHOW? PLEASE SUBSCRIBE, RATE, REVIEW & SHARE!
With Cesar Quintero, a Certified Entrepreneurial Operating System® (EOS®) Implementer and the Founder of The Profit Recipe who centers his practice on purpose and ensuring a leadership team creates alignment around its vision while gaining traction to achieve that vision. Previously, Cesar was a Project Manager in R&D at Procter & Gamble, a Founding Partner of Fit2Go, the first successful meal-delivery startup in Miami, and Rawbar 2 Go, the first licensed food-boat fleet in FL, and the Founder of a meal-delivery SaaS company. He also served as an EO Forum and EO Accelerator Trainer with Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO). Today, he is focused on The Profit Recipe, a coaching firm that focuses on empowering entrepreneurs through a journey of focus ON the business and not IN the business by implementing best practices and the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS). Join us for our conversation as Cesar shares some secrets and tips to help you become a better leader that will lead your organization to growth and profits. You will also enjoy hearing Cesar talk about his book “The Profit Recipe”, a proven recipe for success. To access the show notes, visit us at legalwebsitewarrior.com/podcast
Joshua Kramer is the author and creator of The Unicorn in You, a personal growth and development perspective that emphasizes five key principles as the foundation for peace and joy. He is the Managing Partner of Kramer Chandler, a Founding Partner of Real Connex, and an active member YPO. You can find out more about Joshua below: www.theunicorninyou.com www.joshkramer.com Want to learn more about Dylan or book a session, check out his website: www.dylansessler.com Dylan Sessler P.O. Box 549 Brookfield, WI 53008-0549 ____________________________________________ Socials: Email: email@example.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dylan_sessler/ Tik Tok: https://tiktok.com/@dylan_sessler Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dylansessler LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dylan-sessler-69a29b19a/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Dylan_J_Sessler --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Today we're talking to Michael Ryan Bennett and Josh Shadid of LORD DANGER!Lord Danger is a creative production studio based in Los Angeles that specializes in bold and innovative commercials, branded content, and music videos. From their commercials for Old Spice, Tostitos, and Mint, to their music videos for Lil Nas X, Doja Cat, and Run The Jewels, LORD DANGER is making some really cool work. However, while getting to know the guys, we learned that one of the reasons they have such high-quality creative, especially with animation, is because Michael and Josh run several different companies that work in tandem with LORD DANGER, (such as Modern Logic, under the holding company, Monstera Group). Josh and Michael share about: The ups and downs of building your own shipHow to scaleHow to team up to generate successBeing solution driven and when to contribute as an employeeRunning a hybrid studioAnd keeping production and creative separate but equalSo, we hope you get something out of this episode with Michael and Josh of LORD DANGER … Modern Logic … And Monstera GroupMichael Bennett bioMichael Bennett is the Managing Director, Executive Producer, and Founding Partner of Monstera Group, holding company for Lord Danger and Modern Logic, creative studios specializing in design, animation, live-action and immersive content. As an award-winning producer working with brands across industries, Bennett has led national and international campaigns through the lens of cutting-edge technology, design, and craft. A self-proclaimed futurist, Bennett has a deep understanding of the evolution of tech spanning decades. Prior to launching Monstera Group with Josh Shadid, Bennett held senior positions at Method Studios, LAUNDRY and yU+co and has earned over 20 awards including Daytime Emmy Award, the Cannes Lions Grand Prix, Webby Awards, and the Best Film/TV Award at SXSW Interactive Awards.Josh Shadid bioJosh Shadid founded Lord Danger in 2012, which was acquired by Zealot Networks in 2015. After negotiating his exit and the repurchase of the Lord Danger brand, Josh re-established his independence. During the initial height of the pandemic in 2020, Josh co-founded Solo Cinebot, the world's most advanced remote production system which was employed by major studios, brands and celebrities worldwide. Concurrently, Josh partnered with commercial veteran Michael Bennett to build brand studio Monstera Group which operates Lord Danger as well as design and animation studio Modern Logic. Josh is currently President of Monstera Group and Executive Producer of Lord Danger.LINKSMichael Ryan Bennett - Managing Director / EP - Partnerhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/ohtheplaceswewillgo/Josh Shadid - Founding Partner, Executive Producerhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/joshshadid/LORD DANGERhttps://www.lorddanger.com/MODERN LOGIChttps://www.modlo.tv/MONSTERA GROUPhttps://www.monstera.group/If you want a shoutout in a future episode please leave us a written review on Apple podcasts. Brought to you by CRY www.filmcry.com Intro mixed by Micheal Hartman - firstname.lastname@example.org
There has been a big surge in wine consumption on a macro level in recent years. California production is down due to both the removal of acres and climate challenges. Because national production cannot keep up with demand, imports have increased. Dr. Christopher Thornberg, Founding Partner at Beacon Economics and Director of UC Riverside Center for Economic Forecasting looks at big picture economic themes in the wine industry. From differentiation with sustainability, to an economic perspective on pricing water use, to the need for regional marketing efforts. Collaborating with the industry, local partners, and government can bolster the success for all people coming together to make great wines. References: 83: Sustainability: An Advantage in any Market (Podcast) Beacon Economics California and U.S. Wine Production (Wine Institute) Central Coast Economic Forecast Christopher Thornberg's Biography Eco-Certifications Increase Sales Economic Impact of California Wine (Wine Institute) SIP Certified Sustainable Ag Expo November 14-16, 2022 | Use code PODCAST for $50 off UC Riverside Center for Economic Forecasting & Development Get More Subscribe wherever you listen so you never miss an episode on the latest science and research with the Sustainable Winegrowing Podcast. Since 1994, Vineyard Team has been your resource for workshops and field demonstrations, research, and events dedicated to the stewardship of our natural resources. Learn more at www.vineyardteam.org. Transcript Craig Macmillan 0:00 My guest today is Dr. Christopher Thornberg. He is a founding partner of Beacon Economics and he's the director of the UC Riverside Center for Economic Forecasting. Dr. Thornberg, thank you for being with us. Dr. Christopher Thornberg 0:11 Great to be here. Craig Macmillan 0:12 You are an economic forecaster, macro economic forecaster. And you have a lot of experience in all kinds of things. This is a wine show, obviously, wine and grapes. How do you see the role of wine in the bigger kind of economic picture in the United States? Unknown Speaker 0:29 Yes, you know, is interesting. I'm a macro economist, I'm based here in California, I spend a lot of my time talking about big things, interest rates, inflation, consumer spending. But at the same time as a California based guy is a guy who's done lots of talks in wine country, I've also become relatively cognizant, shall we say, of the ebbs and flows of Ag and the wine economy in general, right here. In California. Obviously, when you think about places like Sonoma or Napa, it's incredibly important part of not only local production, but local tourism. And as such, you always have to walk, you know, sort of watch what's happening in these spaces in these industries. Now, of course, when you think about California wine, when you think about US wine, from a macro perspective, there are two things that are happening simultaneously over the last couple of years. The first thing has happened is another big surge in wine consumption, you think about the history of wine, we saw big gains and consumption in the early part of the century, it plateaued for a number of years. And all of a sudden, over the last few years, yet again, wine consumption on a per person basis is going up, people are buying good wine. So we know from a consumption standpoint, demand is strong. The other interesting part of this, of course has to do with the fact that California wine production is down. It's down, in part because of the removal of some acreage. But it's also of course down because we've had not exactly the best weather over the last couple of years. And so you do have this interesting situation whereby California production has not been able to keep up with, if you will, national demand. One of the results of that, of course, has been an enormous surge of imports into the United States. So so times are good from an external standpoint, but obviously producers here in the state are facing some substantial headwinds, whether we're talking about land, whether climate labor, and of course, the real question is, is how does this thing shake out? Where does this thing hit? Craig Macmillan 2:25 That's what everybody's wondering, you know, the investment in vineyards and wineries is substantial. Everybody wants one I've discovered in my consulting career, everybody wants to get in not always such a great idea that takes a lot of capital. And it takes a long time. Many wineries are losing money for 10 years or more before you even get close to breaking even depending on the product and the place. I have had many conversations about well, what can we do to kind of protect us, you know, what can we do to kind of, you know, get it get ahead of imports? What can we do to make our product special? So that can we be protected from some of this? And I would love to know your thoughts on how can a producer of a good like wine or wine grapes goes into wine? What things can they do to try to gain a bigger market share, again, something like imports or how to protect themselves against losing more of the marketplace. Unknown Speaker 3:16 I don't think California wines are losing market share. Like if you look at the numbers, for example, crop prices, they're way up, they're doing very well. Sonoma's prices are very high Napa's prices are very high. I mean, to give you a sense, remember I get I focus on the entire state. And I always have to point out that there are more acres of wine grape production in Fresno by a good margin than there are in Sonoma, Napa combined. Now a lot of people outside the state are shocked by that. But then I have to point out you know, California box-o-wine on some the bottom shelf there in the supermarket. That's all made in Fresno. It's a perfectly reasonable part of market as the case may be. But it's a different kind of situation. It is a commodity product, as opposed to the name brand products that are made, of course in the vintage regions. And so when we have this conversation, the question is which part of the conversation are we going to have? Right? Are we talking about the prestige dub? Are we talking about the commodity stuff? Obviously, where you're located, you'd say the prestige stuff is, is more important, in a lot of ways. The prestige wines are doing fine, but the prestige wine industry in general has a problem. And the problem is you already said it that people want to be in the industry. It is a an ego industry. Everybody who makes a gazillion in finance wants to have a winery. That's how you impress your friends. Correct. You're in Wall Street. And so you do have a lot of guys coming in. Primarily guys, I appreciate the sexism involved there but I think we know that the guys are coming in buying these. These ego wineries, if you will, are predominantly men. What they're doing is flooding the market with a tremendous amount of great products in a very odd way, because they don't care as much about profit margins. Now what happens, of course, is, if you are that small winemaker who doesn't want to go commodity, you're the small one winemaker who wants to make a quality product, you suddenly find yourself between the rock and proverbial rock and the hard place. The rock are the commodity guys, and the hard place are those rich guys who don't care about a profit, and how you navigate in between those. And, you know, as a macro economist, I'll be the first person to tell you I don't have any clue. Craig Macmillan 5:36 Business Strategy thing there. Unknown Speaker 5:37 It obviously is a narrow path you have to walk in, and in general, they do I know enough small, high quality wine growers, you know, you can do it. But you got to be modest in terms of your ability to, shall we say, have great success here, you're going to have to be very careful as you navigate that. Craig Macmillan 5:55 You know, this actually, this reminds me of a conversation I've had many, many times, and that is how do we make ourselves stand out? Yeah, we need people to know us, we need people to respect that we do. And there's different kinds of ways you can do that. You can try to get people to say, oh, this is the best quality product, everybody jumps up and down. But how do you communicate that that's tough, you need scores, reviews, things like that, that you have no control over. Or you can say it's a price based thing. So we're going to try to be a bargain brand, we're gonna have this level of quality at this lower price, right? Makes sense. But there's also lots of other kinds of signaling something called virtue, virtue signaling, where you can say, hey, there's this other thing about us, that makes us really special. And some of it has to do with maybe family, a lot of wineries really focus on the fact that it's a family business. And you know, we're we're kind of the working class heroes, even though we have this amazing property in this edifice, winery bootstraps and that's great. There's also virtue signaling around sustainability, I have kind of wondered whether that signaling how effective that is. So for instance, this organization Vineyard Team has a sustainability certification called SIP sustainability in practice, and lots of folks have gotten certified folks who are making really good quality wine, folks whose farming practices I am familiar with, and we also certified wineries and they're doing a great job. One of the things I've always wondered is how responsive are consumers to things like virtue signaling? Do you have an idea how how people respond to that kind of thing? Unknown Speaker 7:21 Yeah, no, no, no, listen, there's a whole literature on this in economics. We know virtue signaling is incredibly important in more industries than just wine. I mean, whether your whole foods, pretending you're organic, because they're not really in hand, or, or in so many other places. virtue signaling is a singular part of business, particularly today in this era, where there's a lot of concerns about the environment where things are going. So to me, I think it's something that the industry continues to need to invest in, along with what I would call the other kind of branding items. One of the things that got me into wine in general was my explorations of California wine country, which again, we all have to keep in mind. I think a lot of wineries find their best clients are often the ones who wander into their winery for that tasting. And one of the questions is, is Nomad as a region, making sufficient efforts on making wine tasting available to folks on a more regular basis? How are they going about especially now in the post COVID area, when if people suddenly have a myriad of potential attractions available to them? How is the region standing out there among all these other things that are now available to people after a couple years of closure and say, Hey, no, no, no, you still need to come back here. You need to come to Sonoma. Get up here to Healdsburg get out there to, you know, and Russian River products and how do you encourage them to be there? So I think that aspect right now has to be heavily in the minds of, of local development. Craig Macmillan 8:59 So one of the things that I've observed, certainly on the Central Coast, and I think it applies in other areas as well, definitely, you have vineyards that are really production oriented, and selling their grapes out of the area, places like Napa Sonoma, for the Central Coast as an example. Then you have a couple of pioneers that try and say, hey, we're gonna keep some of this, they do well, that brings other people into the game. And then eventually, there's a need for other kind of other auxillary businesses and activities to come along. So you need hotels, you need restaurants, you get horseback riding and balloon rides, and then people start to come for a variety of reasons, as well as not just wine or even if they come for wine, they start to enjoy other things. How important do you think that is for creating a stable marketplace for the wine industry or encouraging the growth of the market for wine? Unknown Speaker 9:46 Yeah, it listen, it's incredibly important for a number of reasons. Obviously, ultimately, your best customers are the customers who come to the winery who join your wine club who get that every three months case of wine. Every winery wants those direct people and the direct people are the ones are going to show up in a room. So you say you need to be part of a concerted effort locally to build the wine tourism industry. And yes, by the way, that means you have to have other attractions as well, as anyone who's gone wine tasting can tell you, after about four or five wineries, you're not tasting much of anything anymore. Yeah, yeah, you really need to have other things to do for the rest of the day. And that means having again, an economic development strategy locally that tries to build up the entire tourism industry, it's the restaurants, it's the hotels, secondary attractions, and how do you tie them all together? And how do you build those regional collaborations that benefit everybody? How do you build the money necessary for that? The other thing, of course, ultimately, is that by doing that, you're driving the long run brand. You know, everybody knows Napa, you go anywhere in the world, you say Napa, people know Napa, you get to Paso Robles, there's some awareness, certainly better than it was 20 years ago, but nowhere near that of Napa. But over time, as you get more clients, high end clients who were serving the local wine at a dinner party, other people get aware of it. And it builds up until the point that you to have, if you will, almost that international reputation of a place like Napa. Now, what's interesting is, you know, when we think about this, particularly here in California, there is what I would call those those organizational outreach efforts. How do we make this all work for everybody outside, but here in California, we have an interesting problem is we don't make it very easy for local governments to do these kinds of things. Because here in California, for example, we don't build enough housing. You know, the Paso Robles region, for example, is shockingly devoid of multifamily housing, but it's multifamily housing you need for those young folks who are just trying to break into the industry, for the folks who are going to work in your wine tasting room or work in these restaurants. If you're not building multifamily, how are you going to build your labor force and able to be able to man, all these tourist operations, it has to be really a combined vision, because there's a lot of things that go sideways in these efforts. And ultimately, if you will diminish the the all you know, it's interesting, I'm an economist. And so at some level, I always come to the conversation with a big role to be played by the market, right. That's what economists are all about the market. But what we're talking about here is a brand reputation, which is a social product, we own it jointly, if you're in Pasco, if you're in Sonoma, if you're in the Finger Lakes, if you're in, in Walla Walla, Washington, you all own commonly that brand, and you have to have a local conversation to make sure you're all doing the right thing to support that brand. And that means you desperately need local, some sort of local cooperation. Typically public doesn't have to be could be a nonprofit, or public private partnership, whatever it is, but you need to have those institutions there to drive the whole thing forward. The good news is yet again, wine is one of those things that kind of attracts everybody's attention. It's almost like Hollywood, but slightly less evil. And if you can get people interested, because it's fun, it gets people to the table. But you have to have that regional collaboration, you got to make sure people are there. And it takes these kinds of community conversations. Craig Macmillan 13:31 Are there organizations, people positions, that should be could be leadership in that process? And what role did the producers themselves have in this process, because like you said, I need to have folks who can work for me at a wage that I can afford to pay. And quite frankly, I need it to be stable. I don't want to put a year of in training, and it's very specialized thing, and then have them bail, and have to start all over again. I want to have employees that are happy, and they're confident they're settled. So what role does something like the grower community having this effect? I mean, do you go to meetings and say, hey, we need housing? Do you go to the politicians and say, hey, we were gonna lobby you to take this seriously? What's the strategy? Unknown Speaker 14:13 My personal advice on that is, again, every region should have some sort of public private partnership, right? You build up some sort of local wine tourism chamber, if you will. And you bring in public plank, private clients, you put money into a kitty and use that to push forward the kind of conversations necessary, whether it's about branding, tourism or local, if you will, development needs, you got to have everybody at the table for that kind of coordination and cooperation, for better or for worse. The nice thing about government in this particular case is they can enforce if you will, some sort of fairness and supportive such an organization. One of the things I always worry about when it comes to the strictly private nonprofits I get like a Chamber of Commerce is the tendency for free riding, you're always gonna have two winemakers who are going to be very happy to, shall we say, take advantage of making money off the name brand, but they're not going to participate in the in that social efforts. And it's good to have a little authority, if you will, to make sure everybody's contributing at some level to ultimately, what's good for the social good. So that's helpful as well. And of course, that one of the bigger issues here has to do with how such organizations deal with whatever called some of the broader pressures we're dealing with. Because like, when you talk about housing, it's not just ag, right? It's everybody. And they have to be there to bring wines point of view to the table, when you have planning meetings, when you're discussing the lack of multifamily that has to be the voice of the community at those particular tables. That's, of course, particularly profound here in California. But there's been a big decline in wine production state over the last couple of years. And it's because we've had some pretty hideous weather, incredibly dry. We know we are in a big water shortage, the ag industry in general has got to be part of the solution to water shortages here in the state. And by the way, it behooves the wind industry to be part of the process to get ag to the table. You know, it's interesting, when you think about the water shortages that we're dealing with right now, a lot of folks point at, say, for example, nuts, there's, that's a big enemy. No, until we're growing nuts, how dare we grow nuts in this state,. Craig Macmillan 16:30 So many gallons to produce a pound almonds, that was the big one a couple of years ago. Unknown Speaker 16:33 But what's the value of that pound of almond see, you have to think about the dollars coming off the trees coming off the vine or treesout of the ground, it's not gallons per pound that matters, it's gallons per dollar that matters. And the problem you have with water in the state of California, is this just allocated on the basis of 120 year old agreements, there's no economic logic used to assign where that water is used. It's not just oh, take it away from the farmers to get into the cities, we have to understand that high value crops suffer as well. So it behooves everybody in the ag industry to come to the table to have these conversations. Because if you're not there, if you're if you're part of this, what's almost seems to me to be a boycott of negotiations over water, that's what ag is, right now, we're just boycotting this, if you even if you even bring it up, we're gonna we're gonna ask you, do you think people should stop eating eventhough that's a ridiculous question, you can't do that. You got to be at the table, you got to acknowledge the problems, acknowledges solutions and work towards a compromise. And again, I think the wine industry, the wine grape industry, here in the state has a lot to say about this. And they should be part of that conversation that should be part of pushing that conversation. Craig Macmillan 18:02 So this is a really interesting division they've seen philosophically amongst growers, and also other areas. If I have pumps, if I have wells on my land, the water that comes out of that, well, is that a private good? Is that benefits me, and is not somebody else's property? Or is it a public good, that I'm taking advantage of and we're all going to hit a tragedy of the commons? Well, okay, I'm using a bunch of terminology that and that's where a lot of conflict comes from is if I'm treating it as a private good, or am I being quote unquote, responsible. You hear people say that, and this treating it like a public good, then what kind of benefit am I getting for what I'm doing? So I very much get your point, I would love to hear a little bit more about if I am drawing a public good and much like grazing sheep on the commons, where it came from, but I'm contributing to the economy. I'm hiring people, I'm paying wages and paying taxes, protecting this land from some other use. That's another thing. Unknown Speaker 18:58 I don't I don't like that term at all. Craig Macmillan 19:00 Okay, go ahead. Hit me. Unknown Speaker 19:03 You're protecting the land from another use. What does that mean? Craig Macmillan 19:06 Oh, it's an open space argument. If you if you consider vineyards to be open space, then I'm keeping this land in open space, as opposed to letting a big housing development go in. Unknown Speaker 19:15 Okay, well, first of all, we have more wealth, way more wind acreage, and we have need for new housing in California at the moment. So I'm a little dubious of that specific argument. And I think that the whole idea of market economics is it allows whatever scarce resource to be used at its greatest possible potential. If a hunk of land is more valuable as houses than it is winegrapes, then we should be building housing there. That's the logical economic outcome. Unless there's some sort of externality we can point to and there may well be there's a value to open space that often doesn't get priced into these conversations. That's a completely different debate for a completely I think different show is as the case may be. But in general, look, let me put it this way. Water is a public good. It just is. We know that. All right, nobody owns the water, the water under your land is part of a massive aquifer. It's not just under your land is sloshes over the place, just like the river running by your farm, it has people upstream and downstream. And you don't want the people upstream of you taking all the water before it gets to you. I don't think you should be allowed to take all the water for gets the next person down the way, we again have to have a cooperative solution for how to deal with this water question. Now in general, if we acknowledge it's a public good, there should be a public price for the product. It's as simple as that people should be paying for the water they use, which they don't do in this state. At any real level, our water agencies charge people on the basis of cost, which is not a market price, it's not the relevant figure, we need to price water at a level that will basically constrain usage to a reasonable sustainable amount. Now guess what? The good news for wine grape growers, particularly for higher end wine grape growers, is you'll be able to afford a higher price. Why? Because you're producing a high profit margin usually, sometimes water is not your cost, you could do it. Whereas folks would probably get pushed out as yeah, I would anticipate that some hay farmers may no longer grow hay. Now, by the way, before we feel sad for the Hey, farmers, remember, if I'm talking about using a market, that, hey, farmers are going to get paid for not using their water. And by the way, they will almost assuredly make a hell of a lot more money selling their water than they are selling the hay. Yet again, we end up with a good social outcome all the way around. This is a win win win proposition that I'm suggesting here. But again, it's amazing the mental lock we have when it comes to having conversations about applying even basic market mechanisms to water consumption. When as a quote unquote capitalist economy, we seem to rely on markets to supply most of our basic day to day goods. It's interesting. Yeah. Craig Macmillan 22:14 So this is just my perspective. I'm curious, would you agree that there's a lot of resistance to the idea of paying for water? Unknown Speaker 22:19 We already pay for water. I mean, everybody pays a little bit, but obviously, the are wildly different. What I pay for my water at my house in Los Angeles is completely different than what the guy's paying for water for hay in Imperial County, which is different than what the winegrape farmer in Fresno is paying for his water. So we all pay completely different prices. For the most part, those prices are way below what they should be. Really all ends up being some bureaucrat out there saying okay, well you're paying under so you can only consume X amount. Again, that's the wrong way of doing things. We really want prices to be more equilibrated. It means allowing the market to set some sort of price, and then allowing the various market participants to purchase what they can economically do at that price level. Is it complicated? Not to go off topic here. But let me just your typical, I've done some of these calculations, your typical hay farmer Imperial County makes about from best case scenario, 15 to maybe $50 per acre foot of water, they used to grow hay, right? There is debate going on in Orange County right now about opening and desal plant, that desal plant to be clear will produce water at something on the order of 2000 to $2,300 per acre foot. And of course, that doesn't even include the environmental damage such plants create because they are bad for the oceans. We know that. Why would we do that? Why is it Orange County's paying those farmers in Imperial I don't know. let's give them $400 An acre foot that's roughly 10 times what they're making growing hay. By the way, that still leaves you $1,600 An acre foot to do environmental remediation. Move the water to Orange County. Economic remediation if you think parts of the Imperial County will suffer because there's less hay being grown. I'm not sure what it would be but maybe there's somebody getting hurt their. To me there's so much money being left over how can this state be anything but better off with that transaction taking place? The only as far as I can tell the only agents who suffer are the cows and horses in Korean and Japan are going to be denied their lunch. Craig Macmillan 24:42 You do have to put the frame on you do have to put on the box. You know what area are we looking at and what's a rational box to draw? And then who are the players in that box and what's the resource and how much resources there right here are you talking about the making a market for Wwater. Aren't markets, volatile, unpredictable, potentially dangerous? I mean, that's a value loaded word. I know, but. Unknown Speaker 25:09 What does that mean? Exactly? We have markets for apartments and market for home and markets, gas markets for milk. They work everywhere. What really were afraid of a market. Since when? This is a market economy. There are places that markets don't work very well. I agree with that, by the way, health care markets horrendous. We don't we don't need markets running health care. That's a separate conversation for a different podcast. I'd you know, I just opened up a massive can there. But when it comes to this, isn't this isn't healthcare, water is water. And markets make sense. Craig Macmillan 25:44 Again, how would a group of growers engage that? Can you see wine grape growers being leaders because their crop is different. That's again, one of these things we've had danger in a multi-ag, in multi crop counties is like the wine folks, you're gonna like, hey, we don't use anywhere near what these guys use. But you don't want to throw that out there. You want to throw that stone because we need to get them involved right in the plan. And yet winemakers have a couple of things going for them. Number one, they have prestige. So I think that they get attention. They have a commonality that I think holds them together better than other crops, because everybody's in the same boat. And yeah, commodity growers are in the same boat. But I've seen this in wine where people are a little bit more willing to get together. There is a lot of conflict within the group, obviously. Can you see growers being proactive towards this process and saying, hey, we think this is a good idea, we think this will not only help us we'll have everybody else does the sustainability aspect here because people want to be sustainable. So they're going to be looking for things that say, Hey, this is going to help us have water and also we're gonna be able to use it equitably. Can you see the movement there? What does that look like? Or have you seen examples of this kind of thing in other situations? Unknown Speaker 25:44 listen, where your hometown Paso Robles, the classic case of this, right, because we know there that there's our growers and buyers who are heavily involved with local water conversations. They can have an they should have a seat at the table, whether it's local, or statewide, or national. The industry's sustainability, at some level is ultimately tied to the sustainability of overall agriculture in the state, just like your sustainability, as a brand is going to be tied to your local branding and tourist efforts. You have to understand the broader macro nature of the world you exist in and be part of those broader processes. By the way, what I just said is true, not just for conversations about water, or housing, it's conversations about politics in general, not to go too far off into left field here. But a lot of Americans right now feel completely alienated from politics as it exists right now in the US, you look at both parties who are talking about topics and conversations that seem almost completely bizarrely foreign to your actual day to day living your world. And you wonder how we got here. And again, it's a function of a lack of participation. We are social creatures, we exist within a community. And when the community starts going directions, we don't understand, then we have to look in the mirror and ask, is it because I'm not being part of those conversations? And if so, how do I become part of those conversations? How do I get involved? And the answer is being a leader yourself, or supporting organizations that are going to go out and lead on your behalf. It's about being involved, which, again, when you're trying to build a brand, when you're trying to make sure you have enough workers on the wine farm and in the wine tasting shop, I appreciate how hard that is. If you're relying on somebody else to make the right decision, well, then you're not going to be able to, shall we say have a moral high ground to complain when the decision is not what should happen have happened. We have to remember that we have to remember that the that the broader ag community, wine producers wine grape producers can be part of this broader conversation. And indeed they should. Craig Macmillan 29:16 And perhaps they need to be. Dr. Christopher Thornberg 29:18 Yes, I think so. Craig Macmillan 29:19 We're talking about an imperative here. Yeah. Yeah. And that probably applies to lots of other things. We've seen it with habitat. We've seen it around pesticide use. We've seen our worker equity, and a lot of really positive things have happened in the last 20 or 30 years. This is the next one. I go back and I look at sustainability reports. And it was from various companies and I see lots of stuff about habitat. I see a lot of stuff about workers, electricity starting to show up more and more. They almost never touch on pesticides. That's like the third rail, which is too bad because the industry has been doing a much better job last 30 years than they did but then the one thing that I always noticed is missing is water. There's nothing about really what are we doing about water in some cases they do, don't get me wrong. Some folks are very out there saying, Hey, look at what we're doing, but a lot of them are not. And I think that may have to become, like you said, part of the identity and big focus for how people behave, and getting involved at different levels. Dr. Christopher Thornberg 30:11 And now more than ever, because we all know that California is drying out as part of the climate change that's around us. We still have lots of water. You know, I keep saying I've always say that we don't have, if you will, a drought in as much as we really don't have enough water to go around. We do if you actually sat down and applied basic water conservation efforts, you would actually see we have plenty of water in this day, we just have to use a smarter, that's where we just fall over. Because we don't seem to be able to get to that conversation that ag can change, they can continue to thrive through this process. You we got to stop the whole, every time there's any kind of conversation about change. The first place we go is existential threat, you know? Craig Macmillan 31:05 Yeah, exactly. Oh, yeah. Threat to my life. That's a tough one. That's a tough one. It's a very basic kind of socio sociological, psychological reaction. You know, the change is like, Oh, my lifestyles threatened. Me, and my family has done this for 1000 years, whatever, which completely aligns the fact that you okay, your people been on the land for 150 years, but they weren't wearing sneakers. You're wearing sneakers now. They weren't wearing blue jeans, you're wearing blue jeans. They didn't have diesel powered tractors, you have diesel powered tractors now. And all of those things, some of them are about just changes in society and the way people dress and and culture, but also a lot of it's about efficiency. Dr. Christopher Thornberg 31:42 And you didn't have 40 living in California, and you didn't have a 20 year drought behind you. The world is not same nor should your life be. Craig Macmillan 31:53 And it's not gonna be Yeah, well, that's great. This is pretty much the time that we've got, I would love to just sit down and like have a beer with you. This is I was gonna, I was gonna ask you about Veblen goods. But I think that might be a totally different show, not a different episode. What is what is one thing you'd recommend to our listeners just in general. Dr. Christopher Thornberg 32:13 I exist in a world as an economist right now, where there are economic realities. And then there are public narratives. In the 25, 30 years, I've been studying the economy, never have I seen such a massive gap between public narratives and the economic data. How many times does the newspaper use the term cliff were at the cliff edge, we're on the constantly right, and we have panicked ourselves to ridiculous point. And as a result of that, we paralyzed ourselves for fears that don't actually exist. So my one advice to everybody out there is turn off the crisis mode, you got to turn it off, let it go. The world changes, we all have to sit down and understand that. And from a community standpoint, we could figure out the best way to move forward, if we can have conversations about how we all adapt together. But if everybody's screaming under the world, everybody's screaming crisis, everybody's creating an existential threat where it doesn't exist. Again, we're paralyzed. Thus, we cannot respond to crises. Thus, the crises become that much worse. By not allowing that mentality to exist, we can actually take these things on, and all be better off, but it means Yeah, it means taking a step back and being a little less selfish and, and a little more willing to hear other people's opinions and outputs and and moving accordingly. We live in and I think we live in a period of time where people are having a tough time with that. And that's we again, you gotta look in the mirror. Craig Macmillan 33:48 That is great advice. Very insightful. Where can people find out more about you? Unknown Speaker 33:52 Yeah, well, Beacon Economics, beaconecon.com. We do all sorts of stuff. You'll find some stuff I write on a regular basis, which goes around to a lot of these topics we touched on here, so www.beaconecon.com. Craig Macmillan 34:05 Our guest today was Dr. Christopher Thornberg, founding partner of Beacon Economics and director of EC UC Riverside Center for Economic Forecasting. Dr. Thornberg, thank you so much. This has been a real pleasure. This has been really really fun for me. Unknown Speaker 34:18 Absolutely. Me as well. I enjoyed the conversation. Transcribed by https://otter.ai
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Founding Partner of Qverity and former security specialist with the Central Intelligence Agency, Susan M. Carnicero, joins us for an informative conversation on deception, body language and lying. Susan has over 25 years of experience in interviewing, interrogation and polygraph examination, focused primarily on national security, employment and criminal issues. She is the developer of a behavioral screening program currently used within the federal government and in a variety of private industries, tapping experience gained through government service and the private sector. She is widely considered a leading authority on interviewing, detection of deception, and elicitation. Susan has extensive experience in conducting training for federal government agencies and the law enforcement community, as well as for financial services firms and other private-sector companies. Most recently, she has been involved in conducting high-level screening interviews within the U.S. government, and in providing consulting services for Forbes Top 10 families. Susan holds an M.A. in Forensic Psychology and an M.A. in Secondary Education/English from Marymount University in Arlington, Va. Her undergraduate in communications is from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. Tune in on Wednesday, August 31 @ 6pm EST!
Taking care of legal issues prior to a liquidity event can add value for founders exiting a business. In this episode, Adam Torres and Amanda Schley, Esq., Founding Partner of Business Law Group, explore how Business Law Group helps entrepreneurs spot and proactively address legal issues and pitfalls at each stage of the business life cycle, from inception to rapid growth to successful exit. Follow Adam on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/askadamtorres/ for up to date information on book releases and tour schedule.Apply to be interviewed by Adam on our podcast:https://missionmatters.lpages.co/podcastguest/Visit our website:https://missionmatters.com/
Keeping the Beat (ft. Mark Schulman)Legendary drummer and must-see speaker Mark Schulman on where music and leadership meetOPENING QUOTE:“I talk about how when I sit behind the drums, I don't just play the drums. I am the drums. And when I get up to give a speech, I don't just give a speech, I am the speech. I literally take on that persona and I allow myself to be selfless. And I'm always thinking, What can I do for you? What can I do for them? What can I do for the audience?”-Mark SchulmanGUEST BIO:Legendary drummer Mark Schulman has been the go-to drummer for Pink, Foreigner, Stevie Nicks, Beyonce, Cher, Sheryl Crow, and many more. He's been voted one of the top-three pop/rock drummers and been featured as a cover artist on Modern Drummer magazine. Now, he's also one of the most successful keynote speakers on the circuit, as well as a successful author. Links:WebsiteTwitterFacebookInstagramYouTubeLinkedInCORE TOPICS + DETAILS:[8:00] - Discipline is DisciplineDrumming or speaking, the root is the sameSuccess in one discipline doesn't always translate to success in another. But for Mark, learning to be a great drummer and learning to be a great speaker depended on the same core principles— discipline, action, and refinement over time. Mark says he's always studying, always reading, and always looking for ways to improve his content and delivery. It's that same discipline that made him one of the world's great drummers. [13:12] - The Rock Star MindsetWhere confidence meets selflessnessBeing a rock star doesn't mean being a selfish diva. In fact, the great rock stars embody two great principles— utter confidence in who they are, and the recognition that what they provide is an act of service. When Mark's onstage, either behind a drum kit or a microphone, he's there to bring something magical to the audience. Anyone, from a fresh name in speaking to a longtime expert, can embody that rock star approach.[15:10] - Speaking to the OneMark's backstage moment of intentionWhile a speaker stands in front of a crowd of dozens, hundreds, or thousands, Mark says that you have to focus on each individual audience member. Before each event, he takes a moment backstage to remind himself that he's having a series of one-on-one conversations— not delivering a message to a monolithic crowd. This helps him connect on a personal level with each person that attends his events.[33:21] - Get On That StageMark's #1 piece of advice for budding speakersYou're early in your career. You've got some early momentum. Mark's advice? “It is really all about clocking the hours on stage. You need that experience. Any chance you get with a Rotary Club, with a Moose lodge, with a Masons or church group, temple, whatever— speak, speak, speak. Whether it's for free, whether it's for money…Nothing replaces that time on stage.”RESOURCES:[7:05] Conquering Life's Stage Fright, by Mark Schulman[9:24] Bruce Turkel[29:23] Pink's Record-Breaking TourFollow Mark Schulman:WebsiteTwitterFacebookInstagramYouTubeLinkedInFollow Josh Linkner:FacebookLinkedInInstagramTwitterYouTubeABOUT MIC DROP:Brought to you by eSpeakers, hear from the world's top thought leaders and experts, sharing tipping point moments, strategies, and approaches that led to their speaking career success. Throughout each episode, host Josh Linkner, #1 Innovation keynote speaker in the world, deconstructs guests' Mic Drop moments and provides tactical tools and takeaways that can be applied to any speaking business, no matter it's starting point. You'll enjoy hearing from some of the top keynote speakers in the industry including: Ryan Estis, Alison Levine, Peter Sheahan, Seth Mattison, Cassandra Worthy, and many more. Mic Drop is produced and presented by eSpeakers; sponsored by ImpactEleven.Learn more at: MicDropPodcast.comABOUT THE HOST:Josh Linkner is a Creative Troublemaker. He believes passionately that all human beings have incredible creative capacity, and he's on a mission to unlock inventive thinking and creative problem solving to help leaders, individuals, and communities soar. Josh has been the founder and CEO of five tech companies, which sold for a combined value of over $200 million and is the author of four books including the New York Times Bestsellers, Disciplined Dreaming and The Road to Reinvention. He has invested in and/or mentored over 100 startups and is the Founding Partner of Detroit Venture Partners.Today, Josh serves as Chairman and Co-founder of Platypus Labs, an innovation research, training, and consulting firm. He has twice been named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year and is the recipient of the United States Presidential Champion of Change Award. Josh is also a passionate Detroiter, the father of four, is a professional-level jazz guitarist, and has a slightly odd obsession with greasy pizza. Learn more about Josh: JoshLinkner.comABOUT eSPEAKERS:When the perfect speaker is in front of the right audience, a kind of magic happens where organizations and individuals improve in substantial, long-term ways. eSpeakers exists to make this happen more often. eSpeakers is where the speaking industry does business on the web. Speakers, speaker managers, associations, and bureaus use our tools to organize, promote and grow successful businesses. Event organizers think of eSpeakers first when they want to hire speakers for their meetings or events.The eSpeakers Marketplace technology lets us and our partner directories help meeting professionals all over the world connect directly with speakers for great engagements. Thousands of successful speakers, trainers, and coaches use eSpeakers to build their businesses and manage their calendars. Thousands of event organizers use our directories every day to find and hire speakers. Our tools are built for speakers, by speakers, to do things that only purpose-built systems can.Learn more at: eSpeakers.comSPONSORED BY IMPACTELEVEN:From refining your keynote speaking skills to writing marketing copy, from connecting you with bureaus to boosting your fees, to developing high-quality websites, producing head-turning demo reels, Impact Eleven (formerly 3 Ring Circus) offers a comprehensive and powerful set of services to help speakers land more gigs at higher fees. Learn more at: impacteleven.comPRODUCED BY DETROIT PODCAST STUDIOS:In Detroit, history was made when Barry Gordy opened Motown Records back in 1960. More than just discovering great talent, Gordy built a systematic approach to launching superstars. His rigorous processes, technology, and development methods were the secret sauce behind legendary acts such as The Supremes, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross and Michael Jackson.As a nod to the past, Detroit Podcast Studios leverages modern versions of Motown's processes to launch today's most compelling podcasts. What Motown was to musical artists, Detroit Podcast Studios is to podcast artists today. With over 75 combined years of experience in content development, audio production, music scoring, storytelling, and digital marketing, Detroit Podcast Studios provides full-service development, training, and production capabilities to take podcasts from messy ideas to finely tuned hits. Here's to making (podcast) history together.Learn more at: DetroitPodcastStudios.comSHOW CREDITS:Josh Linkner: Host | email@example.comJoe Heaps: eSpeakers | JHeaps@eSpeakers.comConnor Trombley: Executive Producer | connor@DetroitPodcastStudios.com
What if every MedTech founder could get direct access to a group of physicians to ask questions, overcome obstacles, make connections, and help get their technology and therapies to market? Actually, what you'd get is someone like Dr. Jawad Ali! A practicing surgeon, MedTech leader, founder of Austin MedTech Connect, and Founding Partner of Vality Partners, Dr. Ali and his team help early stage MedTech companies with clinical validation, product development, trial design, and funding. They are a team of physicians united by a passion to advance the next wave of medical innovation. What we discuss in the episode: Why he's so excited about digital surgery and the trends in this area The current challenge with bringing a new technology to clinical trial Why early collaboration beats solo development every time Virtual and licensing challenges that still impede surgeon adoption of new technology How they're breaking down silos in MedTech development through Austin MedTech Connect What it looks like to get help with bringing a product to market Resources from this episode: Vality Partners Austin MedTech Connect Download the Behavior Change Blueprint Social Media: Connect with Dr. Jawad Ali on LinkedIn Connect with Zed on LinkedIn Connect with Clark on LinkedIn
Chintan Panchel is the Co-founder of a specialized law firm with a strong focus on Impact Investing, corporate finance and social enterprise who works with multiple bottom line investors and entrepreneurs around the world to design and execute commercial and finance structures that drive impact.
Most of us know the stress of multiple commitments: family, work, relationships/marriage, domestic responsibilities, aging parents, special needs care, and the list goes on. Some or all of these factors can have a compounding effect on women in the workplace resulting in burnout. Today's guest, Laura Pollock, shares her work-life journey and how approaching 50 opened her eyes. As a Founding Partner of Third Street Partners, a lot of her childrens' youngest years coincided with growing her company. She shares stories with us of what she has learned along the way about mom guilt and raising three girls to be strong women. But most importantly, how having a great life partner (in Laura's case, her husband) helped her manage it all. Laura believes in the power of having tough conversations and speaking up for yourself. She started her company with the mission of adding value to clients and continues with that motivation today. She can relate to the sacrifice many people have to make to further their careers. Finally, learn from Laura about her experiences working with her own mentors and the importance of nurturing your relationships. Visit https://www.iambeyondbarriers.com where you will find show notes and links to all the resources in this episode, including the best way to get in touch with Laura. Highlights: [02:23] Working in a male-dominated industry [05:51] How to handle questions you don't know how to answer [09:38] Knowing your value as you reach middle age [11:28] Figuring out what you want to do when you grow up [19:27] Making difficult decisions [26:42] Dealing with mom guilt [31:56] Identifying mentors [43:45] Lightning round questions Quotes: “The closer you get to 50, you realize that the top of the roller coaster really isn't a steep drop.” – Laura Pollock “You should always stand up for yourself, no matter how uncomfortable.” – Laura Pollock “Your mentors help provide scaffolding, but scaffolding only works if you're willing to let it surround you.” – Laura Pollock Lightning Round Questions: What book has greatly influenced you? “The Rabbit LIstened” by Cori Doerrfeld What is your favorite inspiring quote or saying? Happiness isn't getting what you want, it's wanting what you get. What is one word or moniker you would use to describe yourself? Fearless What is one change you've implanted that made your life better? I hired a housekeeper. What power song would you want playing as you walk out onto a stage? “Respect” by Aretha Franklin About Laura Pollock: Laura is the founding partner of Third Street Partners and serves as a strategic advisor to leading asset management firms and their top performing executives. Leveraging over twenty years of asset management experience at both large firms and boutiques she built Third Street anchored in the industry's best practices, her trusted relationships and exceptional network. She works with global investment management organizations to provide a hands-on, rigorous and collaborative approach to sourcing and retaining high-quality talent, including talent-related M&A activity for firms and in-house teams and sourcing front-office roles. Her mission with Third Street is to support clients' long-term business and growth objectives through talent strategy advisory and execution. Before starting Third Street Partners in 2013, Laura was a partner at David Barrett Partners and was a senior member of the asset and wealth management practice at Russell Reynolds Associates in Boston and New York. Laura graduated with a B.S. degree from the University of Kentucky. Links: Website: https://www.thirdstreetpartners.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/laurapollock/
Thank you Oscar Adelman for the introduction to our guest today, Sita Chantramonklasri, Founding Partner at Siam Capital. Siam Capital is in search of innovation that betters people and the planet. We discuss how Sita got into investing, what it was like raising a fund for the first time, what investing in sustainability really means, and her underwriting guidelines. Some of the questions I ask Sita: Tell me about your journey into venture and your interest in investing Innovation and capital Why did you decide to raise your own fund? What was it like raising a fund for the first time? Was it hard raising a single GP fund as a woman? What did you think was missing from the market of venture capital? What's your thesis? What is the fund's mandate? What does sustainability and ESG mean to you? Where do you see the opportunities in better for the planet and better for you? Are you more focused on investing in physical products vs. software? How do you also think about the future of your fund? Do you want to be a single GP always or do you want to grow into a larger fund? What's the difference between Siam and an impact fund? How do you think about this term conscious consumer? What are your guidelines of better for the planet vs better for you? (repetitive?) What's one thing you would change about venture capital? (repetitive?) What do you look for in founders?* (added) What advice would you give emerging managers/folks looking to raise a fund? (added) What's one book that inspired you personally and one book that inspired you professionally? Educated by Tara Westover Hidden Valley Road Noise By Daniel Kayman Think Again by Adam Grant
Wes started FPV with co-founder Pegah Ebrahimi with one goal in mind: to back truly exceptional founders who are attacking a problem "they've been thinking about their whole life." Wes knows what a successful founder looks like. His track record as an investor at both Felicis and Google Ventures (now GV) speaks for itself. On top of that, his experience leading product teams at Google, including Analytics and Voice, gives him both the insights and scar tissue to spot the best builders before it is obvious that they will succeed. Whenever a manager "spins out" of a more established firm, they are trading security for opportunity. Hear Wes discuss why he and Pegah felt like now was the right time to start FPV and how they plan to work with founders in the years to come.
In this episode, we revisit a previous episode where David sat down with Josh Linkner, New York Times Bestselling Author, Global Innovation and Creativity Expert, Founding Partner of Detroit Venture Partners, and Chairman and Co-Founder of Platypus Labs, to discuss top tactics for effective brainstorming. Show Notes: http://trustedleadershow.com/ Buy David's NEWEST Book "Trusted Leader": https://amzn.to/3luyqf1
Break the Mold (ft. Heather McGowan)Sometimes the best advice is to ignore the advice.OPENING QUOTE:“In the past two weeks, it was diamonds, hairdressers, biopharmaceuticals, education, quality control. Next week, it's education. So it's all over the place. And how do you take that same insights or series of insights or decide which ones are important to which audiences so you can scale it?”- Heather McGowanGUEST BIO:One of the most successful speakers today, Heather McGowan is a leading voice on the future of work and the fourth industrial revolution. She's helped lead organizations around the world in the quest to balance performance and wellbeing, and her latest book The Adaptation Advantage was named one of the Top 30 business books of 2021. It delivers a groundbreaking model for helping leaders let go, learn fast, and thrive. Links:WebsiteLinkedInTwitterCORE TOPICS + DETAILS:[6:28] - Uniquely Authentic, Uniquely SuccessfulBreaking the mold & making careersPeople are always telling Heather how authentic she is. But the truth is that she begins from a very simple truth— people want to have a conversation. When Heather steps onstage, she has an idea she wants to convey and she's out to do it in the most authentic, straightforward, and memorable way. Sometimes, it's as simple as that— though it's certainly never easy.[12:29] - Adapting Your MessageSame mission, different audienceHow do you deliver the same message to a group of 5,000 people for 12 minutes as you do a group of 100 people for 75 minutes? The answer is adaptability. You have to be able to identify the core truths and value in your message, then build the rest of your message around them based on the audience, setting, time limit, and other factors. It's a skill, and like any skill it can be practiced and perfected.[9:25] - The Future of Work & The Future of KeynotesThe world is changing. Are you changing with it?The future of keynote speaking has a lot in common with the future of work— it's becoming more connected, less rigid in its formulas, and more open to unique perspectives and ways of doing things. That can only be a good thing, and it will allow for a new group of speakers to come up and continue changing the game for generations to come.[22:13] - Bringing Diversity to the StageEquity and inclusion are #1Heather's goal? To see a time when all of the things about her that are currently selling points relating to her uniqueness— such as her orientation— are simply background to her message. But for now, she's proud to be a driving force helping more diverse voices reach keynote stages. It's something we should all aspire to do in our own ways.RESOURCES:[2:37] The Adaptation Advantage[4:18] About Amplify FestivalFollow Heather McGowan:WebsiteLinkedInTwitterFollow Josh Linkner:FacebookLinkedInInstagramTwitterYouTubeABOUT MIC DROP:Brought to you by eSpeakers, hear from the world's top thought leaders and experts, sharing tipping point moments, strategies, and approaches that led to their speaking career success. Throughout each episode, host Josh Linkner, #1 Innovation keynote speaker in the world, deconstructs guests' Mic Drop moments and provides tactical tools and takeaways that can be applied to any speaking business, no matter it's starting point. You'll enjoy hearing from some of the top keynote speakers in the industry including: Ryan Estis, Alison Levine, Peter Sheahan, Seth Mattison, Cassandra Worthy, and many more. Mic Drop is produced and presented by eSpeakers; sponsored by ImpactEleven.Learn more at: MicDropPodcast.comABOUT THE HOST:Josh Linkner is a Creative Troublemaker. He believes passionately that all human beings have incredible creative capacity, and he's on a mission to unlock inventive thinking and creative problem solving to help leaders, individuals, and communities soar. Josh has been the founder and CEO of five tech companies, which sold for a combined value of over $200 million and is the author of four books including the New York Times Bestsellers, Disciplined Dreaming and The Road to Reinvention. He has invested in and/or mentored over 100 startups and is the Founding Partner of Detroit Venture Partners.Today, Josh serves as Chairman and Co-founder of Platypus Labs, an innovation research, training, and consulting firm. He has twice been named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year and is the recipient of the United States Presidential Champion of Change Award. Josh is also a passionate Detroiter, the father of four, is a professional-level jazz guitarist, and has a slightly odd obsession with greasy pizza. Learn more about Josh: JoshLinkner.comABOUT eSPEAKERS:When the perfect speaker is in front of the right audience, a kind of magic happens where organizations and individuals improve in substantial, long-term ways. eSpeakers exists to make this happen more often. eSpeakers is where the speaking industry does business on the web. Speakers, speaker managers, associations, and bureaus use our tools to organize, promote and grow successful businesses. Event organizers think of eSpeakers first when they want to hire speakers for their meetings or events.The eSpeakers Marketplace technology lets us and our partner directories help meeting professionals all over the world connect directly with speakers for great engagements. Thousands of successful speakers, trainers, and coaches use eSpeakers to build their businesses and manage their calendars. Thousands of event organizers use our directories every day to find and hire speakers. Our tools are built for speakers, by speakers, to do things that only purpose-built systems can.Learn more at: eSpeakers.comSPONSORED BY IMPACTELEVEN:From refining your keynote speaking skills to writing marketing copy, from connecting you with bureaus to boosting your fees, to developing high-quality websites, producing head-turning demo reels, Impact Eleven (formerly 3 Ring Circus) offers a comprehensive and powerful set of services to help speakers land more gigs at higher fees. Learn more at: impacteleven.comPRODUCED BY DETROIT PODCAST STUDIOS:In Detroit, history was made when Barry Gordy opened Motown Records back in 1960. More than just discovering great talent, Gordy built a systematic approach to launching superstars. His rigorous processes, technology, and development methods were the secret sauce behind legendary acts such as The Supremes, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross and Michael Jackson.As a nod to the past, Detroit Podcast Studios leverages modern versions of Motown's processes to launch today's most compelling podcasts. What Motown was to musical artists, Detroit Podcast Studios is to podcast artists today. With over 75 combined years of experience in content development, audio production, music scoring, storytelling, and digital marketing, Detroit Podcast Studios provides full-service development, training, and production capabilities to take podcasts from messy ideas to finely tuned hits. Here's to making (podcast) history together.Learn more at: DetroitPodcastStudios.comSHOW CREDITS:Josh Linkner: Host | firstname.lastname@example.orgJoe Heaps: eSpeakers | JHeaps@eSpeakers.comConnor Trombley: Executive Producer | connor@DetroitPodcastStudios.com