All good things must come to an end. Brooks Bratten hosts his 174th and final episode of the Preds Official Podcast and says goodbye to the loyal listeners. Take a listen at what's to come for the Preds this offseason and hear from Predators President Sean Henry on the future of the franchise. Then, venture back to some favorite interview moments from the past four years and enjoy some bloopers before Brooks says farewell for the last time.
US-Songwriter Kevin Morby verankert seine Studioalben gerne an einem einzigen, bestimmten Ort. Bei «Sundowner» (2020) war das Kansas City, für «City Music» (2017) Los Angeles – und für sein siebtes Studioalbum «This Is a Photograph» war nun Memphis Taufpate. Die Stadt im US-Bundesstaat Tennessee blick auf eine reichhaltige Musikgeschichte zurück, die Morby auf seinen neuen Tracks immer wieder streift. So singt er in «A Coat of Butterflies» über Songwriter Jeff Buckley, der 1997 in Memphis tragischerweise ertrunken ist («Wade into the water, close your eyes, boy, and sing "Want a whole lot of love"»), oder begegnet in «Goodbye to Good Times» weiteren Musiklegend:innen, welche mit Memphis im Zusammenhang stehen («Sometimes the good die young, and sometimes they survive / Well, Mickey, Tina, Otis, Diane, goddamn»). Seine Reiseeindrücke verpackt Morby in seinen gewohnt gelungenen Mix aus Rock'n'Roll, Melancholie und Country – und sorgt damit einmal mehr für eines der Indie-Highlights des Jahres. Weiterhören: * «Kevin Morby: Irgendwo da draussen» – unsere Sendung zu «Sundowner» (2020) * «Kevin Morby: Wer würde mit so einem Outfit auf eine Bühne gehen?» – unsere Sendung zu «City Music» (2017) * Das dritte Solo-Album von Kevin Morby – unsere Sendung zu «Singing Saw» (2016)
Welcome back for another episode of Nick's Non-fiction with your host Nick Muniz! A haunting tale of human resilience and hope in the face of unrelieved horror, Albert Camus' iconic novel about an epidemic ravaging the people of a North African coastal town is a classic of twentieth-century literature. The townspeople of Oran are in the grip of a deadly plague, which condemns its victims to a swift and horrifying death. Fear, isolation and claustrophobia follow as they are forced into quarantine. Each person responds in their own way to the lethal disease: some resign themselves to fate, some seek blame, and a few, like Dr. Rieux, resist the terror. Subscribe, Share, Mobile links & Time-stamps below! 0:00 Introduction 3:30 About the Author 4:50 Ch1: Oran Orthodoxy 13:55 Ch2: State of Emotionlessness 24:30 Ch3: Ornery Oran 33:45 Ch4: Panic at the Fisco 41:30 Ch5: Deceitful Decency 49:15 Ch6: Crematorium Credulousness 56:30 Ch7: Oran & Out 1:02:45 Next Time & Goodbye! YouTube: https://youtu.be/2m0wlVys7kI Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/TheNiche
Goodbye, Matthew Mayer. The star forward for Scott Drew and the Baylor men's basketball team is taking his talents elsewhere, and that elsewhere is not the NBA. The Austin native withdrew his name from draft contention and is now searching for a home with another NCAA school. With teams like Arkansas, North Carolina, Illinois, Texas Tech, Alabama, Memphis and others on the table, Locked On Baylor's Drake Toll broke down Mayer's decision and potential landing spots on today's show. Maneuvering into football, how about that guy Dave Aranda? Boy howdy, when you look across the realm of college football and see Jimbo Fisher quarreling in the spotlight with Nick Saban, you can't help but feel appreciative of Aranda being at the helm of Baylor's program. Now maybe more than ever, having true class in charge of the Bears is paying off. Aranda would never create this kind of mess. And the Baylor baseball team is down to its last strike. The squad certainly already has two, and the third would put them out… of the season entirely. Steve Rodriguez and company are Arlington bound — barely — to meet TCU on Wednesday in round one of the Big 12 tournament. What are the odds these guys can catch some fire and ride a miracle run to the NCAA tournament? Slim. But it's possible. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline BetOnline.net has you covered this season with more props, odds and lines than ever before. BetOnline – Where The Game Starts! Rock Auto Amazing selection. Reliably low prices. All the parts your car will ever need. Visit RockAuto.com and tell them Locked On sent you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
And now we enter middle age. Support the show by becoming a patron on Patreon. Rate and review the show to help us reach more readers and listeners. Not enough weird fiction in your life? Join us on Elder Sign: A Weird Fiction Podcast. Love Star Trek? Come find us on the Lower Decks! Neil Gaiman fan? Love comics? Join us on Hanging Out With the Dream King: A Neil Gaiman Podcast. Check out Glenn's medieval history podcast Agnus! Find out how you can commission a special bonus episode here. Join the conversation on the Claytemple Forum. Follow Claytemple Media on Facebook and Twitter, and sign up for our newsletter. Follow Glenn on Facebook and Twitter. Check out Glenn's weird fiction story "Goodbye to All That" on the Tales to Terrify Podcast. Next time: Chapter Four - Recap - Part II.
Mark and Kenny examine the wild and woolly intricacies of the affairs of the heart (yet again) on the other “pop single” from Ray of Light. Topics include STEVIE NICKS!, Rick Nowels, Matthew Rolston, Goran Višnjić, Luke Slater, Gloria Estefan, Meryl Streep, Ellen Degeneres, and the scattered (and sped up?) promotional performances. There's nothing left to say … so head on over to a sample sale and buy Kenny a jumpsuit, will you please?? “The Power of Goodbye” video directed by Matthew Rolston (1998)“The Power of Goodbye” live on the VH1 Fashion Awards (1998)“The Power of Goodbye” live on Wettten Dass (1998)“The Power of Goodbye” live on Luuk TV (1998)“The Power of Goodbye” live on the MTV European Music Awards (1998)
On this episode of Manga Mavericks, Colton & Lum celebrate their 200th episode of the podcast by inviting the rest of the usual Mavericks crew, including Maxy Barnard (Friendship Effort Victory!), Sakaki (Founder of the Weekly Shogakukan Edition blog & Twitter) and Vlord (host of many podcasts, such as the Demon Slayer Podcast), to discuss Tatsuki Fujimoto's latest full length one shot manga, Goodbye, Eri! A story about a kid who gets a smartphone for his birthday that also serves as a vehicle for Fujimoto to explore the power of both film and memory. Truly a comic that plays with the medium unlike any we have ever seen, which is why we thought it would be perfect to talk about for our 200th episode! Thank you to everyone who has both listened to and contributed to the show in any way! And here's to even more Manga Mavericks in the future for as long as we can!! For a complete list of links and Community Shout-Outs mentioned in this episode, please visit this podcast's webpage at: http://all-comic.com/2022/manga-mavericks-ep-199-yona-of-the-dawn-qa-extravaganza/ PODCAST BREAKDOWN: 00:00 - Intro celebrating 200 episodes!! News 09:27 - New manga from Tsubasa Fukuchi 10:55 - Ayumi Komura 12:10 - Kanoko Ota 13:31 - Daisuke Igarashi 15:11 - Miyuki Mitsubachi 15:57 - Bonus Fruits Basket manga to come with Japanese Blu-ray release of Fruits Basket compilation film 17:02 - New upcoming Star Wars manga adaptations 18:42 - Manga adaptation of RWBY Ice Queendom coming this June 20:07 - Yakuza Lovers ending this July 21:18 - Those Snow White Notes ending this August 22:02 - Donuts Under a Crescent Moon has ended 23:11 - Hiraeth: The End of the Journey has ended 23:57 - Chihayafuru rescheduled to end with Volume 50 27:20 - Golden Kamuy ends with Satoru Noda rebooting previous ice hockey manga 31:05 - Don't Blush Sekime-san has ended 32:11 - Kazusa Inaoka begins new manga on Jump Plus 33:17 - Homura Kawamoto begins new manga on Jump Plus 34:29 - Ayakashi Triangle moves to Jump Plus 38:32 - Arata: The Legend moves to Sunday Webry 39:46 - Black Clover currently on a 3-month hiatus, will begin its final arc upon return 40:44 - Mashle is actually entering its final arc after all 42:03 - New one-shots in Shonen Jump from returning mangaka 44:35 - Super Smartphone begins in Shonen Jump 54:38 - Blood Blockade Battlefront Back 2 Back begins "third season" this fall 55:45 - Akinari Asakura's novel inspires manga adaptation 57:23 - Unico: Awakening Kickstarter 1:00:21 - Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero rescheduled for June 11th 1:02:07 - Sailor Moon Cosmos films set for 2023 1:03:19 - New City Hunter film announced 1:04:16 - Golden Kamuy live-action film announced 1:04:51 - Amazon in talks to acquire rights for live-action Voltron 1:05:31 - Studio Colorido signs deal with Netflix for 3 original films 1:07:24 - GKids shorts coming to US theaters 1:09:53 - Witch Hat Atelier anime announced 1:11:13 - Shaman King sequel anime announced 1:12:34 - Fire Force Season 3 announced 1:13:22 - Billy Kametz diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer 1:16:24 - Takenori Ichihara resigns from Shogakukan to write manga 1:17:16 - Yu Toyota donates her film right fee for Cherry Magic to Marriage For All Japan 1:18:15 - Hideaki Anno receives Japan Medal with Purple ribbon 1:18:46 - Moto Hagio nominated for Eisner Hall of Fame 1:20:23 - Goodbye, Eri discussion 2:13:12 - SPOILERS from this point on 3:15:00 - Guest Plugs 3:21:23 - Community Shout-outs! 3:37:31 - Wrap up Enjoy the show, and follow us on twitter at @manga_mavericks, on tumblr at mangamavericks.tumblr.com, and on Youtube! You can also follow the hosts on Twitter at @sniperking323 and @lumranmayasha. If you'd like to help support the show financially you can pledge to our Patreon and receive some awesome rewards like our Patreon-exclusive Bonus pods! If one-time donations are more your speed you can donate to Colton's Ko-fi here and LumRanmaYasha's Ko-fi here, and if you want to support LumRanmaYasha's art and other projects you can follow them @siddartworks on Instagram and Twitter and donate to their personal Patreon. Don't forget to also like and subscribe to us on Youtube and iTunes and leave us reviews to help us curate the show and create better content!
Goodbye to season 1! Pieces of Something will be back soon. Please do stay tuned. xoxoxoxoxMusic by Glenn and Trevor except 'Untold' by WMD (Trevor's remix)Cheers to WMD.We will be putting our heads together for season 2 and getting the next episode to you as soon as possible. In the meantime, If you have found this podcast valuable please share it with your friends and leave us a kind review and rating. That would mean a lot to us. Seriously. We don't know if anyone reads these descriptions. Is anyone reading? Are you reading? We want to send 3 people a gift. Email us saying 'I am enthusiastic episode description reader and I would jump for joy if you sent me a gift" We will send the first 3 people to respond a gift. For reals. Mixed and edited by Trevor LeVieux. You can email us if you'd like: Glenn@piecesofsomething.com
What's been on your mind? For Sophia and her friends, everyone's been feeling some combination of stuck, uninspired, powerless, exhausted, disappointed, angry, lonely, frustrated, and afraid.We hope these quotes from BIPOC creators can offer an encouraging perspective and help you see the light at the end of the tunnel. (Creators include: BTS RM, @MichellCClark, Dr. Mona Masood, DO)Episodes mentioned179. Dedicating a Month to Friendships: Catch up with Da Eun150. Finding Comfort & Inspiration in BTS S. 3, Ep. 12 - Navigating Life on the Unbeaten Path — Two Horny Goats180. Options for Tactfully Saying No 173. Your Guide to Making Stress Your Friend 154. Are you revolving or evolving? Reacting to IG Quotes! 146. Don't Wait, Create: Overcoming Your Inner Critic ft. Erica Barry141. Grappling with Body Image & Negative Self-Talk 129. Pondering anxiety, belonging, & productivity: “Goodbye, Again” by Jonny SunHow to support bamboo & glass:
A very good morning to you! It is Sunday morning, 22nd May 2022, and this is your friend, Angus Buchan, with a thought of today.If we go to Joshua - and we know this one so well, don't we? Joshua says:“And if it seems evil to you to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”Joshua 24:15You know, life is full of choices... You can choose this day life or death, by simply obeying the statutes and the commandments of God - this will bring life. I want to say today, that we need to do things, not in our selfish ways because that is what brings death.You know, I heard the story of a man who walked out of the courthouse after having divorced his sixth wife, consecutively, and the remark he made was, “She tried so hard to make me happy.” How selfish and self-centred could that be? Marriage is not a 50/50 commitment. No, marriage is a 100% commitment and covenant from both sides. There is no such thing as the perfect marriage or the perfect family.Remember that comment we heard from that wonderful lady, the wife of the great evangelist, Dr Billy Graham? They asked her a question, “Have you ever thought of divorcing him?”She said,“Divorce never, murder often!” I can see all the ladies smiling. By the grace of God and our own decision, we have to work on our marriages and our family relationships.Just one more scripture I really need to leave with you today, it is a beautiful scripture. It is found in the Book of Ecclesiastes: Ecclesiastes 4 and I am reading from verse 9:Two are better than one,Because they have a good reward for their labour.For if they fall, one will lift up his companion.But woe to him who is alone when he falls,For he has no one to help him up.Again, if two lie down together, they will keep warm;But how can one be warm alone?Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him.And a threefold cord is not quickly broken.Ecclesiastes 4:9-12Have a wonderful Sunday as you work on your marriage and your family. Jesus bless you, Goodbye.
Tribe Sober - Your guide to alcohol-free living! After running Tribe Sober for 6 years and helping hundreds of people to ditch the drink and embrace alcohol-free living I've learned a lot. My biggest insight has been that sharing our stories around our problems with alcohol is the most powerful way we can help others - that's why the heart of this podcast is recovery stories. Today I celebrate seven years of sobriety so I'm sharing my story - how I quit drinking and started Tribe Sober In this Episode How I got hooked on the booze - and nearly drowned - and carried on drinking How I got breast cancer - and carried on drinking How I kept trying (and failing) to "moderate" How a "walking, talking blackout" made me (finally) decide to ditch the drink How I went to AA and why it didn't work for me How I finally found "my people" at a one day workshop in London and managed to stop drinking How I stayed sober - and decided to use my training experience to design a workshop to help others How the workshop participants wanted to stay connected and Tribe Sober membership was born How I marked my first Soberversary by writing a "Goodbye to Alcohol" Letter How I'm celebrating my seventh Soberversary by developing an online course which will be available in July 2022 More Info Subscription membership – you can join up HERE. 20% ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP DISCOUNT CODE ANN052022 – valid during May 2022 To access our website, click HERE. If you would like a free copy of our “Annual Tracker” or our e-book 66 Days to Sobriety, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to come to our Saturday afternoon Zoom Cafe as a guest and meet our community, just email email@example.com. Episode Sponsor This episode is sponsored by the Tribe Sober Membership Program. If you want to change your relationship with alcohol then sign up today Read more about our program and subscribe HERE Book a Discovery Call with me to find out if our membership would help you Help us to Spread the Word! We made this podcast so that we can reach more people who need our help. Please subscribe and share. If you enjoyed the podcast, then please leave us a 5-star review on Apple podcasts. Take a screenshot of your review, and DM it to Tribe Sober's Instagram page – see PS below for instructions. We'll send you something special to say thank you! We release a podcast episode every Saturday morning. You can follow Tribe Sober on Facebook, Twitter, TikTok and Instagram. You can join our private Facebook group HERE. PS: How to Leave a Rating/Review in Apple Podcasts (on an iOS Device) Open the Podcasts app. EASY. Choose “Search” from the bottom row of icons and enter the name of the show (e.g. Recover Like a Mother) into the search field. Select the show under Shows (not under Episodes). Scroll down past the first few episodes until you see Ratings & Reviews. Click Write a Review underneath the displayed reviews from other listeners. You'll then have the option to rate the show on a 5-star scale and write a review (you can rate without writing too but it's always good to read your experience).
A very good morning to you! It is Saturday morning, the 21st of May 2022, and this is your friend, Angus Buchan, with a thought for today.If we go to Luke 1:37:“For with God nothing will be impossible.”What a beautiful promise from God. And then we go to the Gospel of John 21:11:“Simon Peter went up and dragged the net to land, full of large fish, one hundred and fifty-three; and although there were so many, the net was not broken.” Wow! Well, I tell you what, we serve a miracle-working God and we need to remember that. Nothing is too hard for the Lord, and nothing is impossible for Jesus - If ever we needed to remember that, it is in these times in which we are living. Therefore, let us press onward on the road that the Lord Jesus has appointed for us and always, remember that He has gone ahead of us. You see, it is not for us to question or to try and reason but simply to keep going forward and He will do the rest.Do you know that that net was designed for maybe half a dozen fish? And yet 153 large (they call them St Peter's fish, like a tilapia or a big bream) were pulled up onto the shore and the net never broke. He is a miracle-working God. It is God's work and so He will see that it shall not fail. All we have to do is to believe in a miracle-working God. We cannot do it in our strength therefore it is not for you and me to reason, we must not doubt, just let Jesus do it. And you know something? He wants to do it as well.I remember so clearly as a new believer, I was still a young farmer, we were growing seed maize on the farm. That's all we had. We didn't have any cattle or any other form of agriculture. Every afternoon at about 4 pm, big clouds used to come rolling over Shalom, I used to get so nervous because one hail storm would ruin us. But you know, one day I was walking through the maize and I realized, “Lord, you are a miracle-working God and this is Your farm. I have committed it to You, I have committed my life to You, I have committed my family to You, so Lord, whatever happens, it's in Your hands.” You know, I will never forget, it was like a 50kg bag of cement fell off my back. I could think more clearly, I could work better and you know something? The Lord protected that maize crop. Have a wonderful day and remember you serve a miracle-working God.Jesus bless you,Goodbye.
Lee Bros permanently kicked off YouTube. They want “safe places.” GOODBYE! School agenda is awful: Erin Lee explains from Colorado with a horror story. Fairfax schools can expel students for “misgendering?” Ken Cuccinelli joins Lee Bros on SCOTUS and Immigration policy. Philip Van Cleave from VCDL to discuss Buffalo shooting fallout. Senator Mark Warner is blaming Trump's comments in Charlottesville for Buffalo and guns found at TSA. Blacksburg High School won't allow “Pray for Peace” T-Shirts. Kamala Harris thanks women's soccer for “equal pay” fight. Dumb. Democrat pro-abort witness says you are only human at birth!??? NPR sets up nark line for the great un-masked!
Rhyne Howard has arrived. The Atlanta Dream rookie is off to one of the best career beginnings in league history. Christy Winters-Scott and Gabe Ibrahim discuss her dazzling debut in a wide-ranging WNBA conversation. They also get into the heated discussion between Diana Taurasi and Skylar Diggins-Smith, why the Washington Mystics, Chicago Sky, and Connecticut Sun look so strong to start the year, and how older rookies are impacting the league. Here's the link to donate to Debbie Antonelli's 24 Hours of Nothing But Net fundraiser: https://www.classy.org/campaign/24-hours-nothing-but-net/c348872 Chapters: 0:00 Intro 1:30 Washington Mystics 14:00 Rhyne Howard and Dream 25:00 Older Rookies 30:00 Chicago Sky 37:00 Connecticut Sun 45:52 Mercury argument 56:00 News and Goodbye #WomensBasketball #WNBA Her Hoop Stats is committed to unlocking better insight for Women's Basketball (WNBA and NCAAW) through statistics, articles, podcasts, videos, and more. Stats website: Herhoopstats.com Newsletter: herhoopstats.substack.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/herhoopstats Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/herhoopstats/
Andrew wrestles with the true nature of his business, Martin bids farewell to the iPod family of products (but keeps buying them) and Jason reviews a highly-anticipated yellow device—that's right, it's the Playdate! ❤️ Tribal Council 00:00:00 Survivor (https://www.themoviedb.org/tv/14658-survivor)
A very good morning to you! It is Thursday morning, the 19th of May 2022, And this is your friend, Angus Buchan, with a thought for today.“For Your name's sake, O Lord,Pardon my iniquity, for it is great.”Psalm 25:11And then we go to Romans 5:20:“But where sin abounded, grace abounded much more”You know, one of the hardest things for a sinner to do is to forgive himself when all we need to do is to go to the Lord and say: “Sorry Lord” because He says, “My grace is sufficient for you.” I looked in the Oxford Dictionary, to find out the literal meaning of the word grace, this is what it says: "The free and unearned favour of God" or "undeserved loving-kindness." Another one is unmerited favour.You see, we have to accept God's forgiveness and it is one of the hardest things for people to do. “Lord, You cannot forgive me. I am such a great sinner.” John Newton who wrote Amazing Grace... Remember the slave ship captain? When he realized the enormity of his sin, he was overwhelmed and he wrote that beautiful hymn - "Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound in a sinner's ear.” Apparently, when he was dying, he was whispering something, a man put his ear right to John Newton's mouth and John Newton was quoted as saying, “What a great sinner I am but what a great Saviour Jesus is.”We have to accept that the Lord has paid, in full, for our sin. Peter said to the Lord when He wanted to wash His feet: “You will never wash my feet” (John 13:8) and Jesus says, “I will have no part of you if you will not accept it.” I was also brought up in 'the old school' if you can't pay for it, then you don't take it. But we need to understand something - sometimes when we won't take it as a gift, we offend somebody.A young man told my son a few months ago that he wanted to give me his horse... Not just a horse but his best horse, as a gift. This horse is worth a lot of money and it is fully trained - You can shoot off its back, you can crack a whip, you can do anything on that horse... but he wants to give it to me as a gift. And another young man wants to make me a handmade, custom-made saddle. Initially, I said, “I can't take it from these boys. It is also part of their livelihood.” My son said to me, “Dad, if you don't take it, you will hurt them.” And so reluctantly and graciously I have accepted this gift which has touched me a lot. Now, Jesus paid a tremendous price for you. All you have to do is to say, “Lord, thank you for dying for me on a cross.”Jesus bless you and have a wonderful day,Goodbye.
Asking people “what's on your mind?,” helps others go beyond sharing news of the superficial events in their life. It deepens relationships. Listen in to learn how. My wife Janet and I have been meeting on and off with a church group of small group leaders. We began meeting just as the Covid pandemic was getting underway in 2020, so our meetings have been more off than on. In a more recent meeting, the group wanted to talk about how can we get people to open up and talk about deeper things going on in their lives? I suggested one question they could ask that I found works in getting people to talk more openly about what's going on within them. It's a question that works equally well in small groups or in a one-on-one conversation. It's a good listening tool, and is the subject of today's episode A good listening tool The question I suggested is this: What's on your mind lately? I don't want to say a lot about this question right now, because I plan to talk in another episode about the back story to this simple question and why it is so effective in getting people to open up. Instead, for our time together today, I want to show how the what's been on your mind? question works. Asking this question usually draws people out to share the deeper things going on in their lives, rather than simply talking about the past week's news as so often happens. While the question is effective in groups and in individual conversations, it also works when we answer the question alone by ourself. It serves to give clarity to what we're experiencing, and a measure of peace as we organize our thoughts and feelings. It's like reorganizing what's in our kitchen cabinets for easier access. To demonstrate, I'm going to answer myself the question, what's on your mind? I encourage you to do the same thing but to write your answers down. That's what I've done. Bullet points or short phrases will do just fine. A Facebook Memory To get started, here's one thing that's on my mind. A Facebook memory I wrote 9 years ago popped up on my computer screen early this morning. Here's what I said back then: “Watching 3 of the grands for a few days. Getting off the bus this afternoon they ran into the house, talking all at once about the fun things they did at school today. Their joy was like the brief moments of sunshine we've had in our otherwise cold, drab, and rainy week. We don't need to turn on the lights. They are enough.” Then this morning I added a Facebook comment to my memory from 2013: The weather's the same today and so are they. Only difference is they're old enough to drive the bus. What's on my mind is how remarkable it is that they still light up my life after the various stages of development each of them has gone through these past nine years. Janet and I have enjoyed every stage of their still-young lives. We still don't need to turn on the lights when they come over. Their light is still enough. We are so blessed that they still want to spend time with us. Answer no. 2 to What's on your mind? Another thing on my mind is these two people, Graham Zale and Ford Schilz. Who are they, you wonder? US Ambassador to Argentina? Pitcher for the New York Yankees? President of IBM? Not yet. Not yet. Graham Zale and Ford Schilz are both babies born to two of my nieces on the same day this year, April 2, 2022. I'm proud of my nieces and their husbands for giving their children, bold strong names that will serve them well into their 80s after they've made their mark in the world. And I'm so happy these boys held off their birth to April 2nd. Imagine the challenge they would have faced had they been born one day earlier. Yikes! They certainly dodged a bullet. So here's to you, Graham Damion Zale and Ford Wyatt Schilz. May you live strong, productive lives in keeping with your names. May your lives finish as well as they've started. Third item on my What's on your mind? list The next thing that's been on my mind is an email I received the other day from Billy, one of my missionary friends. He writes: Good Morning, John and Janet! I wanted to share this picture with you – it's a picture of Will [their 7-year-old son] intently listening to episode #153 of You Were Made for This. He and I both learned to have the ‘ORA' of God's character recognizing and fulfilling others' needs. A message we needed to hear this morning. God Bless you both, we miss you. The “ORA” Billy referred to is Observe-Reflect-Act, that model of relating we've been talking about in this podcast. The photo Billy sent is the one at the top of the show notes for this episode. I talked to Billy about this later and he said his son was glued to the screen of their iPad for the full 10-11 minute length of the episode, listening to my voice speak about what some people in Poland and Romania are doing to care for refugees from Ukraine. Photos tell a story The two photos I showed in the show notes for that episode apparently got his attention: the baby strollers at the train station in Poland and the colorful stuffed toy animals on that grey bridge at the Ukraine/Romania border. What a tender heart that little boy has, I thought, when I first saw the photo of him. Billy's email and photo of Will are still on my mind, making me think how sometimes we sell our children short. That they are capable of more than we give them credit for. Most 7-year-olds are not as sensitive as Will. But they are capable of being so. They can learn to reflect the character of God in their own unique way, just as their parents can. Parents can teach them by being examples themselves. An encouraging email from a missionary parent I can also answer the what's on your mind question by talking about an email I got from another listener to our podcast that is similar to the one I received from my friend Billy. It comes from a listener in Iowa who happens to be the parent of a missionary serving in eastern Europe. She writes: Hi John, I shared your podcast from last Wednesday with the wife of the man who leads our small group at The Mission Church. She leads a girls Bible study at a ministry in Des Moines called Freedom for Youth. It is a wonderful ministry (you can google it) to help kids succeed in life. They have help for kids with school work, teach some trade skills and encourage kids of all ages. She enjoyed your podcast and is using some of the ideas with her girls tonight. Thought you might like to know. I found this email encouraging on two levels. One is that this Iowa listener thought enough of the podcast to refer it to her friend with the kids' ministry. And secondly, that her friend is using some of the things we talk about on the podcast with the girls she works with. I so appreciate that some people recognize teaching children about relationship principles is important. Encouraging emails like these last two have been on my mind lately, and I am grateful for them. Listening is a relational journey Something else on my mind I've been thinking about is a comment another listener shared with me recently. It was the day Episode 154 aired, “How to Listen Like a Hostage Negotiator.” In his email he writes, John, Thank you again so very much for these podcasts! Even though I don't often respond, I want to say that Karen and I listen regularly to these podcasts. They are such gentle, weekly reminders of one powerful truth that I know I need to be reminded of regularly... to LISTEN! Our pastor said at Mia's funeral… I need to stop here for a second. Mia is his granddaughter who was stillborn a few months ago. I talk about it in episode 148, “What Not to Say When Bad Things Happen to Good People,” Back to my friend's email. He continues, Our pastor said at Mia's funeral that grief is not a problem to be solved, but a journey to be traveled. That's what I think about listening... it is not a one-and-done practice to conquer... it is a journey to be traveled over a lifetime. Thanks, John, for this weekly reminder of such a critical part of our relational journey with others! I love that phrase, listening is not a one-and-done practice to conquer. It is a journey to be traveled over a lifetime. That thought has been on my mind lately because it gives hope to those of us who struggle with listening. You can listen to a podcast while doing something else There are other things I've been thinking about and are on my mind, but I'll end with just one more. It comes from a listener who emailed me with this thought after listening to a recent episode, I listened this morning while folding laundry - always encouraging and your soothing voice is a great start to the day! Well, that just made me smile picturing her folding laundry while listening to the podcast. That's the wonderful thing about podcasts I've talked about before. You can be doing other things while you listen. Walk the dog, wait in line to pick your kids up from school, drive to work, wait in line at the grocery store, and… while you're folding laundry. All things you can do while listening to a podcast. If you're doing brain surgery, however, save the podcast til later. Or watch one of those how-to YouTube videos instead. So what does all this mean for YOU? Several things, first, what is on your mind? What have you been thinking about lately? What are the things keeping you up at night? Is there anything you wonder about? The challenges or stresses you are facing. The things you're grateful for. What are you looking forward to? Don't dig into your psyche, instead consider top-of-mind issues. Then write them down. You just need to get your thoughts out of your head and onto a piece of paper. In looking at my answers, I see a lot of positive things that have been on my mind. That's often not the case, but when it is I feel blessed. I hope you'll feel the same way when you give your answers to what's on your mind? Secondly, try asking people in your life, this same question and see what happens. Start conversations with it and see where it takes you. My hunch is what's on your mind? will take you both deeper than just sharing about the events that have happened since you last talked. Here's the main takeaway I hope you remember from today's episode Asking people in a group, or individually, “what's on your mind,” helps others go deeper than sharing news of the superficial events in our life. I'd love to hear how this goes for you. Closing In closing, I hope your thinking was stimulated by today's show, enough to put into practice what you've just heard about asking people what's on their mind. For when you do, it will help you experience the joy of relationships God intends for us. Because after all, You Were Made for This. Well, that's it for today. In the meantime, spread a little relational sunshine with the people you meet this week. Create some joy. And I'll see you again next time. Goodbye for now. Related episodes you may want to listen to 153: Two Stories of How to Reflect the Character of God 148: What Not to Say When Bad Things Happen to Good People 139: Why Should I Listen to This Podcast? Our Sponsor You Were Made for This is sponsored by Caring for Others, a missionary care ministry. We are supported by the generosity of people like you to continue this weekly podcast and other services we provide to missionaries around the world.
Bud Smith is today's guest. He is one of my favorite living authors on Earth, Europa, and maybe even Proxima Centauri b, though some of those Blorks are quite talented. Bud's latest novel is called TEENAGER, from Vintage Books. Make sure to follow Bud on twitter. Make sure to read the book and spread the good word on the internet. What Else? I've been reading a wonderful little book of poems called OMG THE DAY by Theo Thimo. Big Recommend! What Else? If you enjoy the show, please leave a review on APPLE PODCASTS and consider supporting the podcast on PATREON. Goodbye. ***INTRO MUSIC BY SIGHPILOT***
Welcome back for another episode of Nick's Non-fiction with your host Nick Muniz! Ever wonder how a neighbor could afford his new ride? New York Times Bestseller, The Millionaire Next Door identifies seven common traits that show up again and again among those who have accumulated wealth. Most of the truly wealthy in this country don't live in Beverly Hills or on Park Avenue. They live next door. Subscribe, Share, Mobile links & Time-stamps below! 0:00 Introduction 3:55 About the Author 6:00 Ch1: Meet the Millionaire Next Door 16:00 Ch2: Frugal Frugal Frugal 24:55 Ch3: You Aren't What You Drive 34:50 Ch4: Economic Outpatient Care 44:35 Ch5: Affirmative Action Family Style 50:25 Ch6: Find Your Niche 56:00 Ch7: Millionaires and Heirs 1:02:05 Next Time & Goodbye! Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCofILqK-qSdcBZyIhM_Rd_g/videos Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/TheNiche
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It is Tuesday morning, 17th of May and this is your friend, Angus Buchan, with a thought for the day.If we go to the Gospel of Matthew, the word of God says:“Blessed are the peacemakers,For they shall be called sons of God.”Matthew Chapter 5:9Not blessed are the peace-lovers, no - Blessed are the peacemakers.And then we go to John 20:21:“So Jesus said to them again, “Peace to you! As the Father has sent Me, I also send you.” Jesus was sent down to earth by His Father to be a peacemaker. Today, he sends you and I out into the world as peacemakers, not troublemakers. There are more than enough troublemakers in this world, aren't there? Remember, it takes two to fight. God has called us to bring peace in the home, not strife but peace. It takes a much stronger person to turn the other cheek.But I can hear you saying, “I have my rights as well.” Well, actually, we don't have any rights do we? We gave them up the day we said we were going to follow Jesus. To be a peacemaker you have to be at peace with yourself. An angry, bitter, hurting person can never display the fruit of peace, the peace that Jesus is asking us to produce today. We need to forgive just as we have been forgiven. We need to love, just as we have been loved.Our farm is called Peace, that's right - it is just spelt in Hebrew: Shalom. Whenever Jesus came into a home, the first thing he said was, “Shalom,” which means “Peace be in this home”. But you know, you can't earn peace, you can't do a course in peace, you can't get a degree in peace, no! You have to let peace come into your heart. Jesus says:“Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.”Revelation 3:20 Remember, the handle of the door is only on the inside... We need to invite Him in. Many years ago, when we had those massive men's conferences on the farm, Shalom, I remember a beautiful story.... There were three or four young guys who were going to come down to the Mighty Men Conference, they had a friend who was taking a lot of strain. I don't know what it was - He was so uptight, so intense and they invited him. He didn't want to come. They actually conned him into it, saying they were going on a fishing trip. He got in with his fishing rods and tackle and off they drove. When they came to the farm, Shalom, this man got out of the pick-up and asked, “Where are we?” As his feet touched the ground he started to cry, uncontrollably, as peace started to enter his heart. Now, that peace didn't come from the ground or the surroundings. It came from tens of thousands of men who had peace in their hearts and the Lord Jesus Christ was there, in all His Glory.Today, be a peacemaker. Jesus bless you!Goodbye.
In a depressing but necessary News Roundup episode, we cover the recent apparent career problems of Elijah Schaffer, the weird implosion of Nick Fuentes' America First Foundation, and... and here comes the depressing part... the recent nazi massacre in Buffalo, New York. This episode is respectfully dedicated to the victims of this crime. Content Extremely Warnings Show Notes: Please consider donating to help us make the show and stay ad-free and independent. Patrons get exclusive access to at least one full extra episode a month plus all backer-only back-episodes. Daniel's Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/danielharper Jack's Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=4196618 IDSG Twitter: https://twitter.com/idsgpod Daniel's Twitter: @danieleharper Jack's Twitter: @_Jack_Graham_ IDSG on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/i-dont-speak-german/id1449848509?ls=1 Episode Notes: Sidney Watson tweet about leaving You Are Here "I left the show. There were a multitude of reasons for doing so. Ultimately, the professional situation morphed into something untenable. Twoards the end, I was extremely unhappy. Like I mentioned before, I was pouring from an empty cup and while I tried to be professional and happy for you all on air, it wasn't sustainable." Elijah Schaffer tweet regarding being "professionally dumped." Elijah Schaffer tweet re: Mormons going to hell. Kino Casino with Jaden McNeil and Simon Dickerman on leaving America First Nick Martin thread on the collapse of America First. IREHR, 27FEB2020 "An Affinity for Bigotry: Jaden McNeil of America First Students" The Daily Beast, Supermarket Shooting Suspect Linked to Online Hatred Unicorn Riot article on suspect's online ties. Buffalo shooter targeted Black neighborhood, officials say Opening of the manifesto: What you need to know If there's one thing I want you to get from these writings, it's that White birth rates mustchange. Everyday the White population becomes fewer in number. To maintain a population thepeople must achieve a birth rate that reaches replacement fertility levels, in the western worldthat is about 2.06 births per woman." Closing of the manifesto: As for me, my time has come. I cannot guarantee my success. All I know is the certaintyof my will and the necessity of my cause. Live or die, know I did it all for you; my friends, myfamily, my people, my culture, my race. Goodbye, God bless you all and I hope to see you in Valhalla. From us to the shooter: Fuck you. There is no place in Valhalla for you.
His name is Ben Baller, not Ben Humble & he's here to discuss: How failure led to his successes, needed to cut down & live simple, being a great time to sell but a bad time to buy, Cryptocurrency still being messed up, choosing sanity, peace & passive income, CaptainPicks Potential & making you all money, having everything he needs, redirecting his businesses, a shooting incident at Grand Central Market, saying Goodbye to Netic, charity event at kid's school, London's golf competition, what he's watching, going to San Diego, connecting with Murakami, Ryder's Birthday, going to The Kindom, NBA Playoffs, Fan Questions & more. This episode is not to be missed! Please support our sponsors: http://TrueBill.com/Baller If you are interested in NBA, NHL, MLB, Soccer, UFC & more Picks daily, weekly or monthly subscribe at www.CaptainPicks.com & Follow @TheCaptainPicks on Instagram Produced by: DBPodcasts www.dbpodcasts.com Follow @dbpodcasts on Instagram & Twitter Music by @lakeyinspired Available on all Podcast Platforms, YouTube & BehindTheBallerPod.com Behind The Baller Theme Music Artist: Illegal Kartel (@illegal_kartel_mikal_shakur) Produced by: Gene Crenshaw @yuyuthemaker
Today I'm joined by multi Salon Owner and one of the UK's biggest YouTube hairdressing educators, Paul Watts of Paul Watts Hair. Paul is proof that anything is possible if you just follow your dreams and passions. But here's the disclaimer; you've to go above and beyond to making it happen! Its busy for Paul. Working 7 days a week that includes running his two salon businesses in partnership with his dad, working behind the chair, ambassador roles for both Joico Europe and Alfa Italia, educator for Lee Stafford Education, plus creating free hair education content for his fast growing YouTube channel and social media channels. It's a fair comment to say that Paul's hair industry profile has grown twofold since I first got to know him back in 2013. Paul tells me about how he went from a possible career as a professional footballer to becoming a multiple salon owner of his boutique salon brands, Paul Watts Hair. And then why in 2019 it was a year of big changes for him. We're gonna dive into so much today and learn exactly how Paul manages all the rad stuff going on with his salon businesses, ambassador roles and his fast-growing YouTube channel with over 66K subscribers. I've known Paul for quite some time, and its great to finally have him here on the show. I believe this conversation is going to inspire a lot of you on whats possible, no matter where you are located! A podcast produced by Hairy Media Productions Thanks for Listening To share your thoughts: Leave a note in the comment section below. Ask a question by emailing me HERE Share this show on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram. To help out the show: Leave an honest review on iTunes. Your ratings and reviews really help and I read each one. Subscribe on iTunes. Follow on Spotify. Subscribe by Email. Thank you to Paul Watts for joining me on todays podcast. Until next time, Peace, Love and Smiles all the way… Goodbye.
Gospel Reading: John 13:31-35 This Sunday, we said Goodbye to Pastor Luther, as he is returning to his seasonal congregation for the summer. We hope to see him again in the fall! Over the summer, we will have several guest preachers, some familiar to our congregation and some new faces with a fresh perspective. We also plan on having a few of our congregation members speak about a specific ministry in place of a sermon.
The Christian Nerd Podcast is back from the happiest place on Earth. Scott starts the show by talking about his week going to Disneyland and celebrating Clara. He looks at trailers for Avatar: The Way of Water and Resident Evil in Approved for All Audiences. In Nerd News, Scott has stories about Dune, She-Hulk, and Doctor Who. And in Jesus Time, he talks about how nostalgia can let us down. Show Notes Intro - 0:00 “Here you leave today and enter the world of yesterday, tomorrow and fantasy." Approved for All Audiences - 6:49 Avatar: The Way of Water Resident Evil Nerd News - 11:05 Christopher Walken is joining the cast of Dune: Part 2 Jay Mohr Christopher Walken Impersonation She-Hulk potentially dropping late in the summer There's a new Doctor The 10th Doctor and Donna are coming back Jesus Time - 20:19 Psalm 77:10-12 Goodbye - 28:32 Be sure to check out The Christian Nerd Like The Christian Nerd on Facebook Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes and leave a comment Or use our RSS Feed to subscribe: http://thechristiannerd.libsyn.com/rss Follow The Christian Nerd on Twitter Follow Scott on Twitter Support The Christian Nerd on Patreon Email Scott at Scott@TheChristianNerd.com to get added to The Octagon. Thanks to Nick for The Christian Nerd theme music.
It is the 16th of May, Monday morning - the year 2022, and this is your friend, Angus Buchan, with a thought for today.If we go to, probably the most famous of all Psalms in the Bible, Psalm 23:“The Lord is my shepherd;I shall not want.”And then we go straight to Philippians, in the New Testament:“And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”Philippians 4:19I just feel, in my heart, that you need to join me and we need to repeat the 23rd Psalm together because if ever this world needs comfort and reassurance, it is in these days... Would you like to read it after me, please?“The Lord is my shepherd;” Come on, say it!“I shall not want.He makes me to lie down in green pastures;He leads me beside the still waters.He restores my soul;He leads me in the paths of righteousnessFor His name's sake.Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,I will fear no evil;For You are with me;Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;You anoint my head with oil;My cup runs over.Surely goodness and mercy shall follow meAll the days of my life;And I will dwell in the house of the LordForever.”What comforting words to read! I want to give you some homework, I really do. I want to tell you that it is worth memorizing this Psalm and say it often because it is like the balm of Gilead. It is like that cream that you put on a 'roastie' when it is hurting so much. Remember, He is my supplier. That is right! He restores my soul, even though I am living in dangerous times, literally, in the shadow of death. He has promised me that I shall not be left alone. Jesus' rod and His staff, they comfort me. The rod to discipline me and the staff to protect me. He feeds us and He comforts us amid our enemies and there is nothing that they can do about it. His goodness and His mercy follow us all the days of our lives. And best of all, what a future we have to look forward to, to dwell in God's house forever.Jesus bless you, have a wonderful day!Goodbye.
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What hobby can help you escape into new worlds, imagine new worlds, tackle challenges you're facing, and strengthen friendships? Reading! Da Eun and Sophia surprise each other with their opposite preferences when it comes to reading. By the end, we're excited to dive into the book the other recommended.Episodes mentioned:129. Pondering anxiety, belonging, & productivity: “Goodbye, Again” by Jonny Sun176. Making History Timeless: Troublemaker by John Cho with Sarah Suk ft. Sarah Suk166. Crossing Cultures & Careers: Loveboat Reunion ft. Abigail Hing Wen147. Braving the Publishing Marathon Together ft. the Kimchingoos 50. Asian Pacific American Heritage Month: Media Highlights!How to support bamboo & glass:
A very good morning to you! It is Sunday morning, 15th of May 2022, and this is your friend, Angus Buchan with a thought for today.“Let not mercy and truth forsake you;Bind them around your neck,Write them on the tablet of your heart,And so find favor and high esteemIn the sight of God and man.”Proverbs 3:3And then we go straight to the New Testament, to the Second Book of Corinthians, Paul says:“…clearly you are an epistle of Christ, ministered by us, written not with ink but by the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of flesh, that is, of the heart.”2 Corinthians 3:3As Christians, we are to display mercy and truth and to wear it around our necks like a necklace of fine jewels. It should be written on our hearts, not with ink but by the Holy Spirit of the Living God. We should be an epistle, a letter of Christ, a living letter so that people can see the love and mercy of Jesus through us. Don't tell people that you love them, show them that you love them! Remember, actions speak much louder than words... And that is what Jesus did. When the disciples were all sitting around the supper table He took a basin, He took a towel, He filled the basin with water and He washed their feet. John 13:5 - the King of Kings washing His servant's feet. Now, you know, that physical act spoke louder than any number of seminars or conferences. The world is starving for love, kindness, mercy and truth. Let's you and I be a band of foot-washers today.Do you remember the story of the missionary who was marooned on a desert island in the South Pacific? The islanders found him. They said he could stay with them but he must never preach about Jesus because they had their own gods. The man lived with them and he died and they buried him. A hundred years later, another group of missionaries arrived on a sailing ship. On the island, they sat all the islanders down and started to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ. They were surprised because these islanders looked like they had heard the Gospel preached before. They asked, “Have you heard the Gospel preached before?” They said, “No.”They said, “Well, how do you know the story?”The islanders said, “Because the man you are talking about used to live here amongst us!” And then they went and showed the missionary's grave, where he had been buried.Action speaks louder than words. Go out today and be a living epistle of Jesus Christ. God bless you and have a wonderful Sunday.Goodbye.
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Novels tend to portray alcohol use as tough and gritty, or fun and relaxing or romantic and sexy – take your pick! As a culture we've internalised these ideas which has contributed to the “normalisation” of drinking. My guest this week is trying to create some balance by featuring a sober heroine in her Cyberpunk novel “Bubbles in Space”. Sarah Jensen is a Canadian science fiction author and strongly believes that we need more sober characters in fiction. For people in recovery sober characters are powerful and inspiring. Sarah shares her own recovery story with us and explains how she has drawn upon her struggles with alcohol to create her fictional character: In this Episode Although she dabbled in high school and had the occasional binge at college Sarah's drinking didn't really take off until she became a parent and signed up for the mommy juice culture. In fact when a later diagnosis showed that she had been suffering from post natal depression she realised that she had been self medicating with alcohol for 4 years As a writer she was also part of the creative circles who bought into the belief that alcohol fuels creativity – “write drunk, edit sober” was a popular myth I discuss this myth (and others) in my interview with South African author Eusebius McKaiser in the Tribe Sober podcast, episode 77 – called Busting Sobriety Myths - released in January 2022 At the age of 34 Sarah realised that she was facing some choices – was she going to be a Better Mom – or a Drinker, a Better Wife – or a Drinker, a Better Writer – or a Drinker. She realised that drinking had taken up such a lot of space in her head that there was no room for anything else We discussed the twisted thinking that arises due to the fact that some brilliant writers were alcoholics – of course they were not brilliant BECAUSE they were alcoholics - it was more down to them being so driven that they were able to succeed IN SPITE of being alcoholics… We wondered how much better they could have been and how much more they could have written if they were not drinking excessively. Most functioning alcoholics are using so much energy to hold it all together that when they stop they have a surplus of energy to use for more constructive endeavours – we see this over and over in our tribe Sarah talks of having an “epiphany” one day when she could sense the toxins building up in her body and realised that she was on a slippery slope As a reader she turned to Quitlit - Annie Grace's book (the Naked Mind) make her realise that she had an opportunity and a choice to save herself from a lot of pain Because she hadn't hit “rock bottom” she felt fortunate that she was able to make such a choice before she became totally dependent Sarah realised that sobriety was a gift not a punishment This reframing helps us change our mindset – at Tribe Sober we say that sobriety is an opportunity and that we will gain so much more than we will lose.. Another book which resonated with Sarah was The Biology of Desire by Marc Lewis as she wanted to understand more about how the brain works and the science behind it and as she discovered Mindfulness she read The Power of Now by Eckart Tolle So in fact Sarah tackled the problem intellectually but she also connected with online sober communities to keep her on track. As she began to clock up some sober time she found that one of the important advantages of being in a sober community was that it served as a reminder of how hard it had at the beginning We both have been blown away by the authenticity and kindness of the sober online communities – if you are looking for a small and friendly sober community then go to tribesober.com and hit “join our tribe” Sarah did feel some nostalgia for the “good times” which would have been triggered by Fading Affect Bias – when our brains trick us into forgetting the bad times and remembering the highlights of our drinking days.. I explained that we recommend to our members that they write a Goodbye to Alcohol Letter listing just how unhappy alcohol has made them over the years – something to read back over when FAB strikes – Sarah has promised to write us a Goodbye to Alcohol letter and you can find all of ours on tribesober.com/Inspiration/GoodbyeLetters – send yours in and we will be happy to publish it! We discussed how drinking becomes part of our identify and that when we ditch it we have to work on our sober identity – and be out and proud! Sarah wants to be a voice of strength and positivity – not only for dependent drinkers but for “normal” drinkers – she wants to show people that you don't HAVE to participate We agreed that there is no need to reach rock bottom – the smart people step off the slippery slope before it gets too difficult Benefits of sobriety for Sarah include more mental space together with a feeling of extra brain power – we always say that Sobriety is a Superpower and it sounds as if she experienced that! She used her increased energy and motivation to focus on the important things in her life In early sobriety reading was Sarah's “safe space” but she found that some detective stories and women's fiction would trigger her This made her determined to create some balance by having a sober character in her book She has drawn on her own experiences to create this character who is thriving in her sobriety – rather than being miserable and relapsing as in many current books. Sarah wants to create a “safe list” of books to read in early sobriety -books that will inspire, rather than trigger us or give us FOMO – please send your recommendations to firstname.lastname@example.org and we can work on this list with Sarah. I asked her for some advice for anyone who is thinking of quitting… Just know that questioning your drinking is a start Seek out others who are on the same path Prepare for a shift in your social life but remember you are not alone in this Sarah's latest book is called “Bubbles in Space” – “Tropical Punch” – you can find the info about that and her other books on her website which is scjensen.com More Info Subscription membership – you can join up HERE. 20% ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP DISCOUNT CODE ANN052022 – valid during May 2022 To access our website, click HERE. If you would like a free copy of our “Annual Tracker” or our e-book 66 Days to Sobriety, please email email@example.com. 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What you'll learn in this podcast episode As the business world makes an overdue shift from shareholder to stakeholder capitalism, is it possible that we will see an erosion of innovation? How does a company's purpose impact its success? In this episode of the Principled Podcast, LRN Chief Advisory Officer Ty Francis MBE talks about how corporate purpose and stakeholder capitalism fuel innovation with Mark R. Hatch, CEO of clean energy startup SiLi-ion, Inc., an instigator of the maker movement with the founding of TechShop, author of The Maker Movement Manifesto and The Maker Revolution, and researcher on the influence of “organizational purpose” on innovation and business transformation at Pepperdine University. Mark has dedicated his career to educating the business community on innovation and advanced manufacturing and has spoken at the White House on these topics. Listen in as the two discuss what it means to help people—and companies—around the world do the right thing. Featured Guest: Mark Hatch Mark R. Hatch is an advanced manufacturing entrepreneur, writer, and sought-after speaker and advisor on innovation, the maker movement, digital strategy, and advanced manufacturing. He has held executive positions for innovation, disruptive technology, entrepreneurship, and intrapreneurship in various industry sectors. Mark is the CEO of clean energy startup SiLi-ion, Inc. and an advisor to Studio MFG, an advanced spatial-web innovation consulting and manufacturing design firm. Mark has dedicated his career to educating the business community on innovation and advanced manufacturing and has spoken about these topics to various audiences—including the White House, TEDx, Global Fortune 500 firms, and Harvard University. He has appeared on prominent media outlets such as ABC, CBS, NBC, Bloomberg, CNN, and Fox, and has been quoted in Bloomberg Business, FastCompany, Forbes, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The LA Times, and The San Francisco Chronicle among other publications. An avid researcher on the influence of “organizational purpose” on innovation and business transformation, Mark is working on his DBA at Pepperdine University and is a faculty member for digital innovation and strategy at Pepperdine's Graziado School of Business. He is also an entrepreneur in residence at UC Berkeley. Mark holds an MBA from the Drucker Center at Claremont Graduate University and a BA in economics from UCI. Featured Host: Ty Francis Ty Francis MBE is a Welsh-American business development, operations executive, and subject matter expert in Corporate Governance, Ethics, Compliance and Culture and is currently LRN's Head of Advisory Services, and a member of the Executive Team as a Special Advisor to the CEO. Ty has utilized his expansive network of industry experts and thought leaders to help companies enhance corporate character, culture, D&I and transparency and has launched E&C programs and forums in the US, UK, France, Hong Kong, Japan, Brazil, Singapore, Brazil and the Middle East. He spent over a decade in New York City where he was EVP of Global Programs at the Ethisphere Institute and prior to that led the Corporate Board member business at the New York Stock Exchange's Governance Services division. In 2019, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Business by the UK's Solent University for his outstanding contribution in the field of corporate governance and international trade. In 2017, Ty was appointed a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE), by Queen Elizabeth II, in recognition of services to business. Ty also studied at Stanford's Rock Centre for Corporate Governance and Oxford University's Said Business School and is a Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional (CCEP). Principled Podcast Transcription Intro: Welcome to the Principled Podcast, brought to you by LRN. The Principled Podcast brings together the collective wisdom on ethics, business and compliance, transformative stories of leadership, and inspiring workplace culture. Listen in to discover valuable strategies from our community of business leaders, and workplace change makers. Ty Francis: As the business world makes an overdue shift from shareholder to stakeholder capitalism, is it possible that we'll see an erosion of innovation? How does a company's purpose impact its success? Hello, and welcome to another episode of LRN's Principled Podcast. I'm your host, Ty Francis, Chief Advisory Officer LRN. Today I'm joined by Mark Hatch, an accomplished entrepreneur, advanced manufacturing expert, and sought after speaker on topics of innovation, disruptive technology, and the future of work. Mark holds an MBA from the Drucker Center at Claremont Graduate University. And is presently pursuing a DBA, a doctor of business administration, from Pepperdine University. We are going to be talking today about corporate purpose, stakeholder capitalism, and what it means to help people, and companies around the world do the right thing. After several successful decades in business, Mark is now researching the influence of organizational purpose on innovation and business transformation at Pepperdine, while simultaneously serving as CEO of the clean energy startup, SiLi-ion, amongst other things. Mark Hatch, thanks for joining me on the Principled Podcast. Mark Hatch: Thank you very much, Ty. It's great to be here. Ty Francis: Okay so, for those of us saying to ourselves, "Where have I heard this name before," please tell us a little bit about your professional history. Now, we know you as the founder of TechShop, and an instigator in the maker movement. What else? Oh, yes, you've spoken at White House about advanced manufacturing, and at the Clinton Global Initiative, something my wife [inaudible 00:01:58] was actually involved in during her time at Swiss Re. Mark Hatch: Oh, how fun. Ty Francis: Yeah, she was at Swiss Re for about 10 years and worked very closely with President Clinton. So, that's a name, it's all too familiar in my household. But I also know you're involved in the Singularity University, which sounds very Star Trekky, which is an interesting side note, especially since we're talking about purpose today. So, I've given an overview, but can you give us a little bit more about your backstory Mark? Mark Hatch: Oh, hit a couple high points. I'm a former green beret, so I was in the army for three years coming out of high school, which was quite entertaining. And then, I started my first company, an interactive multimedia company back in '80s. One of the things I've discovered that I'm really good at is jumping into something way too early. And then, getting beaten up for years and years until it becomes the obvious next thing. The interesting thing about that interactive media though, was that John McAfee of McAfee Antivirus was one of my first investors. I actually got to know John before he became infamous, I guess. I spent a little bit of time at Avery Dennison, a big package goods company. A little bit of time at Kinkos, where I launched the e-commerce portion for Kinkos. And pulled T1 lines around the United States to wire them all up. Spent a little bit of time doing a health benefits ASP and so forth. But most people, if they know who I am at all, is from the maker movement days wrote a couple books in it, and spent a lot of time traipsing around the globe trying to get people to make things again. Ty Francis: Well, I want to touch a couple of those things. So now, you aren't the average professor, as we've just heard, because you've got some real bites to your bark. Within what you just told me, I did read that you raised over $20 million and turned TechShop into that leading brand in the maker movement, growing it from 1 to 12 locations. And more impressively membership and revenue 20X in five years. I got that right, 20X? Mark Hatch: 20, yeah. As long as you start from a very small base, it's really easy to hit those high numbers. Ty Francis: I think you and I have got a different definition of the word easy. If that wasn't impressive enough, you also grew that $200 million business at Kinkos by 18%. But I think more impressive than that, and someone who runs a P and L you cut costs by 15 million in a single year. Mark Hatch: In a single year, yeah. Ty Francis: That is both impressive. And I get, your students get a kick out of all that experience. We had a pre-conversation before. And I mentioned that I'm lucky enough to know Sir Richard Branson. And he told me years ago how he went into a bookshop, and pulled a bunch of books off the library that were about business. I think the first 20 he counted, none of the authors had actually been in business, or run a business, and were anecdotal at best. Looking at what you've done and what you've succeeded, how has that happened? And how has that paradigm shifted to you now? Mark Hatch: One, I do actually tend to live in the future. It's a bad habit. I've got a very, very clear view of what I believe is going to happen. And I clearly did not take my desert training in the Special Forces very well, where they beat into your head, never mistake a clear view for a short distance. It will kill you. So, I saw interactive multimedia early. I saw dot com early. I've seen many of these things. What I managed to do with TechShop was raise funds, and grow the base quickly enough so that we actually survive for a solid 10 years. But what I do is innovation. My entire career has been on the edge between in a research and development, or the most recent trends, and then commercializing them, turning them into something that a consumer can understand, and acquire. Ty Francis: So, I am seeing a Star Trek theme in all of this, by the way. Seeing into the future. A Q-esque type person here. But this is fascinating. And you, obviously, have an incredible foundation [inaudible 00:06:08] what you are doing, looking at the past, predicting the future. But I do want to tap more into the research you're doing at Pepperdine. And as part of your DBA, again, I'm looking at this and I have an honorary doctorate, and I feel very, very small right now. Mark Hatch: Congratulations. That's quite impressive actually. Ty Francis: Yeah, but apparently when the air cabin crew asks if there's a doctor on the plane, I'm not allowed to raise my hand. When they say, "What can you help this person with?" I can say, "Well, I've got an interesting anecdote about business." So the DBA you're pursuing right now, I mean, I particularly admire the notion of going back to school for an advanced degree. I've had a limited amount of business success. And during the lockdown, I took three courses, one at a side business university at Oxford, one at Stanford, and one at the London School of Economics. The recurring theme through all of those courses... One was executive leadership. One was DEI and leveraging business through it. And the other was international relations and global politics. Organizational purpose was a common theme through all of those postgraduate and diplomas. And it was fascinating how that was a theme, and linking back into business. So, I want you to talk about your work on organizational purpose. But first of all, can you give me, or us a definition of your definition of organizational purpose? Mark Hatch: There are like three versions of what purpose means. But to get a little bit technical, the short version is really simple. Like the single word, the single concept is why a corporation exists. That's what purpose means, why? Now, usually, when you use the term, what is your corporate purpose? You're not thinking of the single thing that the word means. You're thinking of a corporate purpose statement, or a development of a series of concepts. Or, as they say in business speak, it's a construct. So, I have adopted George et al's from 2021, which is interesting. Most of this good work has happened just in the last few years. So, purpose in the for profit context captures the essence of an organization's existence by explaining what value it seeks to create for its stakeholders. So, you're creating value. But then he goes on and defines it a little bit more, which I like. "In doing so purpose provides a clear definition of firm's intent, creates the ability for the stakeholders to identify with and be inspired by the firm's mission, vision, and values, and establishes actionable pathways, and an inspirational outcome for the firm." Sorry, that's very technical, but that's the best broad version that includes mission, vision, and values, which people tend to associate with purpose when you ask them what a corporate purpose is. But let me back up a little bit. So, the reason I got intrigued with this was, well first of all, I'm very purpose driven personally. I was, usually, involved with technologies that I found intriguing, and could improve humanity in some way. But my experience at TechShop was at a completely different level. People were joining because of the purpose of this idea that we could remake our lives by going to a shop that had, basically, democratized access to the tools of the industrial revolution. We were giving the average Joe access to tools that they had never had access to, unless they were 80 years old, had come up at three machine shop or something. But we were giving them laser cutters, and 3D printers, and so forth. And I personally got a level of satisfaction out of that. And I got my staff members to perform at levels I had never seen before. We had members that are evangelists. I mean, it seemed like sometimes they would go out on the street and tell people, "Have you heard of this place? You've got to come in." We had this one member, he quit his job. And he didn't have a great job to begin with, but he quit his job as a night watchman, came up and couch surfed. Like that was a thing for a while, couchsurfing.com where you could go and spend the night at somebody's house randomly. This was well before hotel folks came along. He would evangelize each couch that he slept on became a member, like not the couch, the people. Every place that he went, we got new members. And we thought about maybe paying him just to hang around, and sleep on a new couch every night because he was our best attractor. And so, this got me really interested in this concept of what is your corporate purpose? And how does it play out and impact the organization at large? Ty Francis: I think the biggest question that we have, and I have is when people are talking about this concept, how organizations are dealing with this, how are you articulating this to companies, to brands, to leaders, and how to actually put this into practice? Because many of the conversations I have with boards, with GCs, with anyone, they understand the problem. They see what's happening. They read and they see blogs, and they have conversations with the fellow board members. But it's actually the tangibility of creating a strategy that puts this into place. And something they can follow. I guess what's the sticky sauce? What's the magic wand that you throw over your clients, your peers on how do I actually put this into play? Mark Hatch: So the research that I'm doing specifically came out of kind of the question, how do I deal with the naysayers? How do I convince a board, or a C-suite folks that are like, "Yeah, yeah, yeah, whatever, whatever, whatever. I've got my ESG guy and they're going to keep me between the lanes, and everything's going to be fine." I started down this path as like, what do we actually know about corporate purpose? Where did it spring from? Actually, I go all the way back. What's the original concept of a corporation? Where did that come from? And it goes all the way back. It's crazy. It goes all the way back to pre-Babylonian times. And I won't bore you with all of that, but it turns out you couldn't have a corporation without having a purpose of some kind. It wasn't allowed. The state would not allow it. The king would not allow it. I've got a great quote out of the Law of Corporations 1702, "The sole purpose of a corporation is to improve the society and support the king." Full stop. You can't say, "Okay, I'm here to do like, blah, blah, blah. And I'm going to make this." No, no, no, no. How are you going to help your customers? How are you going to improve society? And how are you going to support the king? And if you don't have an answer to that, I'm sorry, not only will I not give you corporation, if I happen to have given you one, and you have strayed too far, I will shut you down. And this was actually the norm up to about 1880 globally. And there's this great quote. It was Massachusetts Bay Company and they charged this poor sod 200 pounds for overcharging his customer. And then, on Sunday morning, the preacher got engaged talking about the egregious greed, and what can happen. And it was simply against the law. And then, things changed with the 14th amendment, some other bizarre things. But we've had this like weird era, and that's how I would describe it, between 1886 to about 1950, we were set loose. You didn't have to have a purpose at all. You actually didn't need any purpose at all. You could just go down to Delaware and say, "I want to set up a company." And they go, "Great." They still would ask, what are you going to do? And so, in your mind, you had to at least have a customer, or somebody you were going to steal money from. You had to have some idea. So even today in your charters, you have to say, "Okay, I'm going to be in this industry segment," which by the way, you just send them a note and that can change. But about around 1950, that started to shift. So, that was a long winded way of saying, so how do we deal with these guys? And what I wanted to do, and what I'm doing is I'm a practical guy, I'm a practitioner. I don't want to sell them something that doesn't work. What does that mean for your purpose? And so, I'm really intrigued with this idea of empirically based management tools. How do you know something works? Not one of those 19 books that Sir Branson was talking about, but the one that comes out of the trenches. So, I've gone back and I've done a fairly significant review of all of the literature on corporate purpose. What's actually known from a theoretical perspective from doing interviews, which I don't put a lot of weight into because you get what you want out of your interviews. But actual empirical work that's been done in this space. And it turns out those corporations that do have a purpose that's more than simply serving customers, they have substantially superior financial returns. And actually, I think your firm is an example that promulgates that point of view based on research you guys have done in the past. Ty Francis: Our tagline is, principle performance. And I'll add that some research we did last year echoes most of what you're saying. I mean, all of what you're saying. My own advisory team released a report alongside our marketing team. And we called it our LRN Benchmark of Ethical Culture, which is a multi-year, it's a collaborative research effort, which draws data from nearly 8,000 employees, 17 industries, 14 countries. And that study conclusively proves that ethical cultures don't just protect corporate reputations, but they propel the bottom line. Companies with the strongest ethical cultures, strongly outperform by approximately 40% those with weakest ethical cultures. And that was across all measures of business performance, customer satisfaction. You talked about employee loyalty, innovation, adaptability, and growth. It's very simple, and you can make a lot of links to this. But if you keep people happy, if people believe in what you are doing, they will stay. If they stay, they will not leave. If they will not leave, they will not take IP with them. They will not go somewhere else. So, all that money you've invested in hiring them, training them, making them better people they will not take that somewhere else. Mark Hatch: Yeah, your brand positioning, your ability to [inaudible 00:16:32]. The theory is actually pretty well illuminated. Actually, the step that I'm taking... I think we have, in fact, proven that having a higher purpose can, or will result in superior financial success. So, there's my answer to the naysayers. This is really simple besides being the right thing to do, and to feel good about yourself, and your company when you go home at night, and you talk to your kids about what you're doing, your returns are higher. But the next question that I asked is, okay, show me how? Just throwing a purpose together and announcing it from the mountaintop is not the right answer. Now, we are getting results, so kudos to the companies that are executing. But I'm trying to answer the question, okay, how do you operationalize a superior purpose? What are the actual specific financial drivers that create superior firm performance? Innovation, and then specifically radical innovation is historically the largest way that firms create superior returns by far. There are other ways of doing it: brand, financial management, operations, Six Sigma, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. But the number one way of improving your financial performance is actually to do innovation. And then radical innovation in particular. That's my little chunk that I'm chewing on is can I show that firms with a higher aspirational purpose actually get superior innovation returns and superior radical innovation returns? And the quantitative numbers have come in. I'm now working on writing it up. And it's clear like it's 0.0001 chance that it's false. In fact, a higher purpose does drive radical innovation in a very significant way. It explains 30% of the variance of that. And like 35 to 37% of all variance in your innovation. It's huge. So, my answer is, okay, install, purpose, and innovate. Point this amazing effort that you've created, point this missile down the range at radical innovation because you're going to get an enormous return out of it. Ty Francis: You've actually answered the next question I was going to ask about, what this means for the future of business, and what is your vision for how company leaders can apply these insights? As you said, it's not enough for somebody to read in a book about what's happening. It's how they can relate that and put that into practice to change the dynamic of their own companies. We're not just talking about this. Investors are asking companies point blank, define your purpose. What are you doing to make the world around you better? Larry Fingers, writing to CEOs every single year. In the UK, the banking industry are asking, "Yes, we get it. You're raising capital for people, but what else are you doing?" It's a little bit, what have you done for me lately kind of thing. Mark Hatch: We've come full circle now. In 1886, we decided, okay, you don't have to have a purpose. But now, we are rewriting the laws. The SEC in the US, the UK, as you mentioned, the French have done it. The Italians have done it. The Germans did it ages ago. But there's an enormous amount of pressure now on corporations to be able to explicitly measure what their social good is. They don't necessarily call it your purpose, but that's what they're getting at. When I came at this, of course, I have the context of working at Singularity University as a speaker. And I know, I know a friend of mine is Salim Ismail, who's driving this whole exponential organization's effort globally. And, in it, he said, sidebar conversation. "So Mark, I've tried to do these exponential innovation efforts without a massively transformative purpose at the beginning of the effort because the corporation was like, 'Yeah, you're making me feel kind of weird about this idea of changing the world and all that. We're an X company, let's just do the execution part and skip the massively transformative purpose part.'" And he said, "Every single time we did that, it failed. Every single time. We got nominal innovation out of it." And it actually makes sense when you think about the internal resistance of individuals in their risk profiles. Typically, you go to work and you want to have things normal. And then, what's going to happen all day long, and you're competent and so forth. But when you start doing innovation and, particularly radical innovation, you don't know what tomorrow looks like. You don't understand who your customer is. You don't know what the value is per se. And you're thrown in the deep end and you got to figure it out. Now, it's not quite that bad, but it is substantially different than your day-to-day. And it's hard. Doing radical innovation is the hardest part of being in business because you don't know how it's going to come out. That as a background, is like, "Oh my goodness, you're kidding me. You just told me that one of the keys to being able to execute this isn't actually reaching for the stars." It's not like, can we get a 15% increase in this? Or can we cut costs by 10% or 5%? It's can you cut cost by 50%? Can we double our market share? Can we open up an entirely new market segment? Just saying those words creates a new tension in somebody's head. You bring them in and say, "Okay, we're going to get 10% here, and 15% there." And everybody goes, "Oh cool, I don't have to change anything. I can go back to my desk and keep stamping those pieces of paper. And I'm good." You come in and say, "I want a 50% increase. And I need a 30% reduction over here," actually you've lost the audience because for the next five minutes, all they're going to be wondering is whether or not they have a job. Am I qualified to do this? That's what got me going. And we live in the most exciting time in all of human history. We've got more technologies coming on stream in amazing and radical ways, and how they're interacting with one another is absolutely stunning. So, this is the best time in all of human history to do radical innovation. This is the best time to go after actually deep purposes. And I feel sorry for these corporations who are going, "Okay, let's try to get a 12% bump over the next two years." They're doomed. In my mind it's like, forget it. You and I and others in this world are going to teach the executive suite that radical innovation is possible, it will drive the bottom line, make them feel better and will, in fact, change the world. And I'm proving it empirically. That's kind of what I'm excited about. Ty Francis: It reminds me of a quote that was a famous NFL coach. And I can't remember it now and I'll come back to you by the end of the podcast. But it was about reaching for perfection that you'll never attain it. But on the way down, you will hit excellence. And I think this is an area why people aren't reaching for the stars is surprising because it's that competitive advantage. When we talk about how this is a competitive advantage, not just on a social scale, but on a business scale, we've been talking to board directors. We had a collaboration with a group called Tapestry Networks. We spoke to 40 directors of publicly traded companies, I mean 40, 50 companies. And they represented about 70 or 80 different companies across their different board positions. We did this specifically to talk about purpose and culture. We released the findings in a report called Activating Culture and Ethics for Boards late last year. And the results, albeit mostly predictable, the boards want to put culture at the top of their priority list, but they still don't fully understand how to measure it. The refreshing part was that they see that the paradigm shifted from board members having a nose in, fingers out ability to more having nose and fingers in because they are starting to see this as a competitive benefit to having both strategy and culture and purpose aligned. And with that, I think they're seeing they have a better understanding of what corporate purpose should be. I think we're trying to see a tangible move in the... I'm using quotation marks here, a "tone from the top" conversation on how boards are impacting priorities, and are influencing culture. So, how does that help your research for what you are doing now for the future of work? Mark Hatch: You've done the surveys, you know what the answers are. But what I'm trying to do is start a small renaissance around, prove it to me. What are the actual ways that you operationalize it? It's like, okay, employee retention. Okay, measure employee retention. But don't just measure employee retention, invest in your employees. If you know that they're going to hang around longer, don't just sit on your hands, and say, "Oh cool, they're going to be here longer. Woo hoo." No, no, no. What that means is you can't actually invest in them in ways that your competitors can't. That's operationalizing this idea of this competitive advantage, invest in your customers, invest in your brand. What are you doing specifically to drive your brand in relations in a deeper way? You've created this competitive advantage. You've got this great purpose now sitting on the shelf. Great. How are you going to operationalize it? And can we measure it? That's my point. It's can we actually measure it and see what the returns are? Ty Francis: The measurement, that's the trick. Everyone knows what they should be doing, but they don't know how they should be doing it. Mark Hatch: And if you don't measure it, then you don't care about it. Ty Francis: Wasn't that the famous misquote from Peter Drucker what you can't manage, you can measure, or the other way around? Mark Hatch: Right. Ty Francis: So we've been talking a lot about boards and purpose, but we know the SEC, and we're talking about the US. Obviously, although I'm American, I'm also Welsh. So, I'm curious if your research extends to Europe, or other regions. I mean, is this universal? Or is it just stage one USA, stage two [inaudible 00:25:55]? Mark Hatch: It does work at least in the UK. So, I chose my sample's 50/50, US/UK. 50/50, male/female. Native English speakers, try to control for some other variables. This is clearly true in the UK and the US. My suspicion, obviously, is that it's true in a lot of other parts of the world as well. Other research suggests that it is at least pan-European. Gartenberg's work and others. Gartenberg did some quantitative research that had 500,000 companies in it from around the globe. And they were able to show empirically that purpose does, in fact, drive superior financial returns, similar to what your research did. Ty Francis: When you're talking about this corporate purpose, I've noticed working in the States for a long time, that there is in the States and, to a certain extent, in the UK as well, there's a shareholder driven purpose kind of alignment where there's in broader Europe, France, and Germany, and Italy there's more of a stakeholder driven perception. So, there you see in Germany where you've got the different kind of board levels, and with the very straight labor laws in France, you are seeing that connection between leadership, and the employee base having to be aligned because they've got no choice because if they don't like what their companies are doing, they can change it, and quite dramatically. So, that would be interesting to see how that dynamic between the UK and the US, but then certainly further afield of that, how the European companies and organizations are actually using this corporate purpose vehicle to their competitive advantage. Mark Hatch: Right. One might hypothesize that corporate purpose, that's a fundamental driver. But how you operationalize it may vary from region to region. Maybe brand is a better tool than radical innovation. Maybe employee retention is a better one. I'm not sure. I doubt it, frankly. I think innovation is one of the fundamental things that you do as a business. Drucker would say, you're not even an entrepreneur, if you're not doing innovation. You can call yourself a businessman, but you're not an entrepreneur. And so, I suspect that innovation. And then as we're moving, again, the opportunity set available now to innovate is phenomenal. Radical innovation, it should be a fundamental strategy for any business that's trying to drive purpose into their organization, and with their stakeholders. Ty Francis: Well, before we sign off, and before I get a raft of my very angry American listeners asking why this British guy is talking about American football? It was Vince Lombardi, [inaudible 00:28:28]. And his quote was, and I'll see if I can get this right, "Perfection's not attainable. But if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence." Mark Hatch: Yeah. Ty Francis: So Mark Hatch, this has been a fascinating conversation and one that we have merely pricked the surface of. And I'd like to have you back to talk a little bit more definitively, especially when the research is done, to look at those results. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with me today and us on this episode. My name is Ty Francis. I want to thank you all for listening to the Principled Podcast by LRM. If you have enjoyed the conversation today, please do give us a top rating on your favorite podcast app. Goodbye for now. Outro: We hope you enjoyed this episode. The Principled Podcast is brought to you by LRN. At LRN, our mission is to inspire principled performance in global organizations by helping them foster winning ethical cultures rooted in sustainable values. Please visit us at lrn.com to learn more. 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Goodbye, winter....hello, summer! We completely skipped spring & went into the swassy temps this week. Ugh. We kicked things off with an interesting study about prolonging your life by only eating during the daylight hours. Plus, the story about the parents who let their six year-old son run a full marathon. We talked about who's responsibility it is to put the grocery store divider on the conveyor belt, and we had some "unwritten" rules for men. We talked to Kayla Carroll, the mother of Rhett, our Big Bikes kid. And we discovered that if you can actually stay off social media for just one week, it could drastically improve your life. Good luck with that. We talked about actor James Cromwell gluing himself to a Starbucks counter...and we had a couple of great stories during "Bad News with Happy Music" on Wednesday...one was a woman who threw a bucket of pee on her neighbor in the trailer park..and the other was about some wedding photos that got some unwanted editing. Plus, we asked if you'd share a toothbrush with your significant other, and we gave you another list of things to do in & around La Crosse this weekend! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Scott, Kris and Tori discuss every aspect of the Falcons 2022 schedule, including key matchups, dates and times of the most important games, including those at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. They break down the tough stretches and easy roads, identifying whether the Falcons can exceed expectations while navigating a tough slate. 00:00 Intro 00:14 2022 Schedule 02:01 First Reactions 06:09 Bye Week 11:08 Schedule Challenges 23:39 Goodbye to our friend, Kris
The BIG format changes coming to The Bachelor this year! The Bachelor FINALLY introduces Fantasy Suites! Goodbye to the red carpet and hello to First Dates! The new boujee Bach mansion on the Gold Coast that is replacing Le Chateau! When does filming start? Casting details EXPOSED: Rogue contestants spill the tea already! Meet our new Bachelor(s)... Plan A, B, C, D, E and F revealed! And who PULLED OUT and who was DROPPED by producers at the eleventh hour! What's going on with The Bachelorette 2022? PLUS LOTS MORE! Listen to 'Britt Hockley's First World Problems' on Patreon. Want more of the latest gossip? So Dramatic! has a BRAND NEW podcast - 'So Dramatic! DAILY!' Listen now on SPOTIFY: https://spoti.fi/3ghmLwW Listen now on APPLE: https://apple.co/3ARKVaW Visit the SO DRAMATIC! ONLINEwebsite and sign up for our newsletter! Follow So Dramatic! on INSTAGRAM, FACEBOOK, TIK TOK, and join the PRIVATE FACEBOOK GROUP! For exclusive tea too hot for anywhere else, join the So Dramatic! PATREON! Got a hot tip, request, question, or receipts? Contact: email@example.com Got a media enquiry? Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org This is an independent podcast by entertainment journalist Megan Pustetto, who is dedicated to bringing you the hottest tea to your ears each week! The best way you can support So Dramatic! is by subscribing, leaving a (gushing!) review, (five star!) rating and super spreading the word on social media with your followers (or haters!) - you will be doing God's work! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Day Schildkret, creator of Morning Altars and author of Hello, Goodbye: 75 Rituals for Times of Loss, Celebration and Change, speaks of rituals as the rhythms and traditions that bring a sense of stability in the face of uncertainty. He reflects on the power of grief, initiation and the magic of showing up.
Well the time has finally come for us to say goodbye. After 170 episodes we are stepping away. It has been a fun and wild ride that we will never forget. Is this truly the end? Who knows? But, for now this will be our last episode. Thank all of ya'll for the love and the support through out the years. So pleases enjoy our finale show.Until we meet again this is The Smokey Barrel Brothers signing off.
A very good morning to you! It is Tuesday morning, 10th of May 2022 and this is your friend, Angus Buchan, with a thought for today.If we go to the Old Testament, to Ezekiel 33:11:“I (says the Lord) have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and live. Turn, turn from your evil ways! For why should you die, O house of Israel?'And then Ezekiel 18:32, again the Lord says:“For I have no pleasure in the death of one who dies,” says the Lord God. “Therefore turn and live!”You know, many of us are dead. We are walking around, our hearts are pumping blood but we are dead in our spirits and the Gospel of Luke says:“I say to you that likewise there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine just persons who need no repentance.”Luke 15:7 Jesus came for sinners, just like me and just like you. You know He is known by many titles but the title I love the most is the “Friend of sinners.” Some of the greatest sinners have become God's greatest ambassadors. Therefore, we must never give up on a lost sheep... on a lost soul. One of them was Saul of Tarsus, that's right! Remember he became Paul the apostle when he was knocked off his horse on the road to Damascus while he was seeking to murder Christians. And the Lord Jesus said to him, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?” “Who are you, Lord?” “I am Jesus.”You know, after that conversion he went on, Paul the Apostle, to write almost two-thirds of the New Testament. He took the Gospel all over the world. Another lost sheep who found Jesus, was a man who wrote probably, the most famous of all hymns, Amazing Grace:Amazing grace! how sweet the sound,That saved a wretch; like me!I once was lost, but now am found,Was blind, but now I see.That's right - his name was John Newton. What about Charles Carson, one of the most brilliant minds in the world. He was President (of the United States of America) Richard Nixon's right-hand man. He was an evil man. They called him 'The Hatchet Man'. They said he would walk on his own mother's grave to get to the top. Well, he was found out. He was sent to prison and there he met Jesus and he started The Prison Fellowship, where tens of thousands of prisoners all over the world came to Christ. Remember, good people don't go to Heaven, believers go to Heaven. “if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.”Romans 10:9“Whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”Romans 10:13Jesus bless you today and have a wonderful day!Goodbye.
Welcome back for another episode of Nick's Non-fiction with your host Nick Muniz! Japan Restored by Clyde Prestowitz is written as a vision of Japan in the year 2050 when the country's economic recovery has made it a world leader in every area of human endeavor. Prestowitz looks back to the present year as such a low point for Japan that a special reform commission was set up that helped the country regain its former position as a leader in technology, in business, and geopolitically. Looking at education, innovation, corporate organization, energy, infrastructure, and international alliances Prestowitz draws up a fascinating and controversial blueprint for the future success of Japan. Subscribe, Share, Mobile links & Time-stamps below! 0:00 Introduction 4:45 About the Author 7:00 Ch1: Tokyo 2050 19:40 Ch2: Women to the Rescue 29:10 Ch3: Japan Speaking English 37:00 Ch4: From Japan Inc. to Germany 46:10 Ch5: Up With People, Down With Bureaucrats 54:55 Ch6: Why Japan Matters 1:01:55 Next Time & Goodbye! YouTube: https://youtu.be/WfZJ6o3d7Hs Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/TheNiche
Episode Notes On today's show, we look back on a great Mayor, Historian, and Man, whom we have a lot to thank for where Hernando is today in our Fact of the Week. Before that, we briefly mention the Planning commission meeting and the Pennies for the Parks meeting that we will cover in more depth Friday, and also look to how safe Hernando is. In Sports, we say Goodbye to Trojan soccer and Hernando Baseball for the year; we cheer on Trojan softball and baseball as they continue to win in the Regional tournament; and we celebrate and all Desoto County North Half finals in softball after a great Hernando win last night. Please subscribe where you listen and on Apple iTunes, and please follow us on Facebook at UTW Podcast; on Instagram at UTW Podcast; on Twitter @UTWpod; or contact us at email@example.com. You can make our Lives Grand by giving us that 5-star review on iTunes and we will be happy to give you a shoutout on air. Please listen to the latest episode of our Brother Podcast OBpod here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ob-pod/id1552315835 Finally, visit and support our sponsors: Team Couch of Burch Realty Holland Insurance Desoto Family Dental Care Green King Spray Services Northpoint Christian School Williams Services Mobyl Car and Van Rental Hernando's Farmer's Market