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My Steps to Sobriety
218 NJ Lechnir - Leapfrog Success – 5 Steps to Powerful Speaking for Anxious Analytical Introverts

My Steps to Sobriety

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2021 52:24


NJ Lechnir is author of Leapfrogging Success: 5 Simple Steps to Powerful Presentations and Public Speaking for Nerds, Techies and Introverts. Having struggled with depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts, and having intense anxiety with public speaking, he decided to break out of his shell and change his life. Working as a successful Learning and Development professional, he is also founder of a revolutionary platform called The LEAPS Method, a 5 step framework that he developed and teaches in learning courses, workshops, books, articles, videos, and coaching to help anxious analytical introverts become powerful speakers and presenters. In NJ's words:  "I help and teach anxious analytical introverts to become powerful speakers and presenters, improve communication skills, and develop confidence, as well as personal and professional growth. I am also in a lifelong process of healing from trauma, associated with growing up around an alcoholic father. As a result, I've always struggled with anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts. Speaking about my experiences in public and letting others like me know they are not alone is helping me heal." 3 top tips for my audience: 1. You don't have to be a perfect speaker to deliver an important message. Strive for excellence with your own style, not perfection. All speeches are a performance at the basic level. Learn to have fun with it. 2. Understanding your own personality is critical to delivering a speech topic in your own style with the most effective outcome. Extraverts don't necessarily make great speakers, and introverts are often underestimated on how powerful they really are. 3. A lifetime of struggle with anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts are no fun, but there is help, and you can develop a productive, confident, fulfilling and beautiful life on your own terms.  Buy Me a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/njlechnir Website: https://leapfroggingsuccess.com Courses: https://leapfroggingsuccessacademy.thinkific.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/leapfroggingsuccess Twitter: https://twitter.com/leapfrgsuccess Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leapfroggingsuccess Amazon: https://amzn.to/2sVoilI Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/njlech/presentations-and-public-speaking LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/company/leapfroggingsuccess Medium: https://medium.com/@njlechnir Thank you for watching. Have a look at  www.mystepstosobriety.com for other projects and look after yourself!

¡Qué Golazo! A Daily CBS Soccer Podcast
Napoli leapfrog Milan with a little help from VAR | Weekend Recap (Soccer 12/19)

¡Qué Golazo! A Daily CBS Soccer Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2021 56:23


The Partenopei took the spoils at San Siro after Franck Kessie's last-gasp equalizer was called back for offside. Luis Miguel Echegaray, Jimmy Conrad and Heath Pearce analyze the weekend's Serie A action, including Sunday's marquee matchup, before turning their attention to the LaLiga title race and Tottenham's thrilling and controversial draw against Liverpool. Qué Golazo' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow the Qué Golazo team on  Twitter: @quegolazopod, @lmechegaray, @JimmyConrad, @FabrizioRomano, @Jon_LeGossip, @jamesbenge, @heathpearce, @LRoman32, @PartidoPooper Watch Qué Golazo on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/QueGolazo For more soccer coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/soccer/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Autism Live
Prompting Autism Jargon Explained + Empowering Employment and Speech Building Toy Reviews

Autism Live

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 58:41


Shannon explains Prompting for the autism jargon of the day before reviewing toys from the 2021 Autism Live Gift and Toy Guide that won the Top Toy, Best Speech Building award, Empowering Employment and Best STEM Toy Award!   https://www.autismnetwork.com/toy-guide/ https://www.eventbrite.com/e/autism-live-sensitive-santa-event-2021-tickets-224708036787   9:05 Jargon of the Day - Prompting   9:42 Prompting Actual Definition   21:21 Question of the Day - What was the last board game you played?   23:40 Topic of the Week - Making an educationally rich environment   26:28 Toy Review Intro   28:08 Top Toy Winner Review - Tween/Teen: Shashibo® by Fun in Motion Toys https://funinmotiontoys.com/ https://www.amazon.com/SHASHIBO-Shifting-Geometric-Magnetic-Transforming/dp/B07W5QM4DP/ref=sr_1_37?dchild=1&keywords=educational+toys+for+teens&qid=1632079598&sr=8-37   32:42 Top Toy Winner Review - School-Aged: Ultra Dash by Playmonster®   34:36 Best Speech Builder Winner Review - Baby/Toddler: Speak & Learn Puppy from Leap Frog® https://store.leapfrog.com/en-us/store/p/speak-learn-puppy/_/A-prod80-610100 35:24 Best Speech Builder Winner Review - Pre-School: My Little Zoo from Smart Felt Toys® https://smartfelttoys.com/products/my-little-zoo 40:06 Best Speech Builder Winner Review - School-Aged: Gib Gab from Fat Brain Toys®  @Fat Brain Toys   https://www.fatbraintoys.com/toy_companies/fat_brain_toy_co/gibgab.cfm#product-video   42:18 Best Speech Builder Winner Review - Tween/Teen: Fabula Deck For Kids from Fabula https://fabuladeck.com/for-kids   43:12 Best Speech Builder Winner Review - Adult: Chronicles of the Mind from Griddly Games https://www.griddlygames.com/product/chronicles-of-the-mind/   44:12 Best Speech Builder Winner Review - Caregiver: Talking Hamster from Ayeboovi® @ayeboovi https://www.amazon.com/Ayeboovi-Talking-Hamster-Educational-Repeating/dp/B07ZJFFP7C?ref_=ast_sto_dp&th=1   45:55 Employment Empowerment Award Review - Baby/Toddler: Peekaboo Learning Farm from Learning Resources® https://www.amazon.com/Learning-Resources-Peekaboo-Counting-Matching/dp/B081P4CZQ9/ref=asc_df_B081P4CZQ9/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=416713335055&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=15218242499435878374&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9031186&hvtargid=pla-872115410787&psc=1&tag=&ref=&adgrpid=92049666857&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvadid=416713335055&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=15218242499435878374&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9031186&hvtargid=pla-872115410787   46:50 Employment Empowerment Award Review - Pre-Schooler: PopOhVer Pretend Play Stove Set from Salus Brands® https://www.amazon.com/Pop-Ver-Pretend-Play-Stove/dp/B077TFWFWT/ref=pd_lpo_2?pd_rd_i=B077TFWFWT&psc=1   48:45 Employment Empowerment Award Review - School-Aged: Exact Change from Discovery Toys® https://www.discoverytoys.us/collections/5-to-7-years-old-toys/products/money-matching-card-game   49:21 Employment Empowerment Award Review - Tween/Teen: What Should I Do Now? from Childswork https://www.amazon.com/What-Should-Do-Now-Decisions/dp/1588151352/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2FUJBGS0GICVY&dchild=1&keywords=what+should+i+do+now+game&qid=1632085363&sprefix=what+should+I+do+now%2Caps%2C222&sr=8-1   49:53 Employment Empowerment Award Review - Adult: No WARies from S.T.O.R.M. https://www.amazon.com/Emotional-S-T-R-M-Educational-Vocabulary/dp/B07M83M2D8/ref=asc_df_B07M83M2D8/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=312029442621&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=11905827324422527078&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9031186&hvtargid=pla-678940458382&psc=1&tag=&ref=&adgrpid=59547955902&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvadid=312029442621&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=11905827324422527078&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9031186&hvtargid=pla-678940458382   50:19 Employment Empowerment Award Review - Caregiver: Work From Home Self-Care Kit from Pinch Provisions https://www.google.com/shopping/product/16612230551151009408?q=self-care+gifts+under+$20&prds=eto:12936556107298878734_0;11293348954791753830_0&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjPwI2Gg4zzAhXIneAKHdSYAS8Q9pwGCAU   51:00 Best STEM Toy Winner Review - Adult: Architect's Drawing Kit from Fat Brain Toys® https://www.fatbraintoys.com/toy_companies/design_works_inc/architects_drawing_kit.cfm   52:33 Best STEM Toy Winner Review - School-Aged: Lux Blox Fidget Flexers https://www.target.com/p/lux-blox-fidget-flexers-teal-green-and-purple-yellow/-/A-81202832?ref=tgt_adv_XS000000&AFID=google_pla_df&fndsrc=tgtao&DFA=71700000085290956&CPNG=PLA_Storefront%2BShopping%7CStorefront_Ecomm_Other&adgroup=SC_Storefront&LID=700000001170770pgs&LNM=PRODUCT_GROUP&network=g&device=c&location=9031183&targetid=pla-1393905027055&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIpOeQwcCL8wIV2WxvBB1TWg2bEAQYCSABEgLK8_D_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds   57:12 This week on Autism Live!

Autism Live
Prompting Autism Jargon Explained + Empowering Employment and Speech Building Toy Reviews

Autism Live

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 58:58


Prompting Autism Jargon Explained + Empowering Employment and Speech Building Toy Reviews Shannon explains Prompting for the autism jargon of the day before reviewing toys from the 2021 Autism Live Gift and Toy Guide that won the Top Toy, Best Speech Building award, Empowering Employment and Best STEM Toy Award!   https://www.autismnetwork.com/toy-guide/ https://www.eventbrite.com/e/autism-live-sensitive-santa-event-2021-tickets-224708036787   9:05 Jargon of the Day - Prompting   9:42 Prompting Actual Definition   21:21 Question of the Day - What was the last board game you played?   23:40 Topic of the Week - Making an educationally rich environment   26:28 Toy Review Intro   28:08 Top Toy Winner Review - Tween/Teen: Shashibo® by Fun in Motion Toys https://funinmotiontoys.com/ https://www.amazon.com/SHASHIBO-Shifting-Geometric-Magnetic-Transforming/dp/B07W5QM4DP/ref=sr_1_37?dchild=1&keywords=educational+toys+for+teens&qid=1632079598&sr=8-37   32:42 Top Toy Winner Review - School-Aged: Ultra Dash by Playmonster®   34:36 Best Speech Builder Winner Review - Baby/Toddler: Speak & Learn Puppy from Leap Frog® https://store.leapfrog.com/en-us/store/p/speak-learn-puppy/_/A-prod80-610100 35:24 Best Speech Builder Winner Review - Pre-School: My Little Zoo from Smart Felt Toys® https://smartfelttoys.com/products/my-little-zoo 40:06 Best Speech Builder Winner Review - School-Aged: Gib Gab from Fat Brain Toys®  @Fat Brain Toys   https://www.fatbraintoys.com/toy_companies/fat_brain_toy_co/gibgab.cfm#product-video   42:18 Best Speech Builder Winner Review - Tween/Teen: Fabula Deck For Kids from Fabula https://fabuladeck.com/for-kids   43:12 Best Speech Builder Winner Review - Adult: Chronicles of the Mind from Griddly Games https://www.griddlygames.com/product/chronicles-of-the-mind/   44:12 Best Speech Builder Winner Review - Caregiver: Talking Hamster from Ayeboovi® @ayeboovi https://www.amazon.com/Ayeboovi-Talking-Hamster-Educational-Repeating/dp/B07ZJFFP7C?ref_=ast_sto_dp&th=1   45:55 Employment Empowerment Award Review - Baby/Toddler: Peekaboo Learning Farm from Learning Resources® https://www.amazon.com/Learning-Resources-Peekaboo-Counting-Matching/dp/B081P4CZQ9/ref=asc_df_B081P4CZQ9/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=416713335055&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=15218242499435878374&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9031186&hvtargid=pla-872115410787&psc=1&tag=&ref=&adgrpid=92049666857&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvadid=416713335055&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=15218242499435878374&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9031186&hvtargid=pla-872115410787   46:50 Employment Empowerment Award Review - Pre-Schooler: PopOhVer Pretend Play Stove Set from Salus Brands® https://www.amazon.com/Pop-Ver-Pretend-Play-Stove/dp/B077TFWFWT/ref=pd_lpo_2?pd_rd_i=B077TFWFWT&psc=1   48:45 Employment Empowerment Award Review - School-Aged: Exact Change from Discovery Toys® https://www.discoverytoys.us/collections/5-to-7-years-old-toys/products/money-matching-card-game   49:21 Employment Empowerment Award Review - Tween/Teen: What Should I Do Now? from Childswork https://www.amazon.com/What-Should-Do-Now-Decisions/dp/1588151352/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2FUJBGS0GICVY&dchild=1&keywords=what+should+i+do+now+game&qid=1632085363&sprefix=what+should+I+do+now%2Caps%2C222&sr=8-1   49:53 Employment Empowerment Award Review - Adult: No WARies from S.T.O.R.M. https://www.amazon.com/Emotional-S-T-R-M-Educational-Vocabulary/dp/B07M83M2D8/ref=asc_df_B07M83M2D8/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=312029442621&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=11905827324422527078&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9031186&hvtargid=pla-678940458382&psc=1&tag=&ref=&adgrpid=59547955902&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvadid=312029442621&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=11905827324422527078&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9031186&hvtargid=pla-678940458382   50:19 Employment Empowerment Award Review - Caregiver: Work From Home Self-Care Kit from Pinch Provisions https://www.google.com/shopping/product/16612230551151009408?q=self-care+gifts+under+$20&prds=eto:12936556107298878734_0;11293348954791753830_0&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjPwI2Gg4zzAhXIneAKHdSYAS8Q9pwGCAU   51:00 Best STEM Toy Winner Review - Adult: Architect's Drawing Kit from Fat Brain Toys® https://www.fatbraintoys.com/toy_companies/design_works_inc/architects_drawing_kit.cfm   52:33 Best STEM Toy Winner Review - School-Aged: Lux Blox Fidget Flexers https://www.target.com/p/lux-blox-fidget-flexers-teal-green-and-purple-yellow/-/A-81202832?ref=tgt_adv_XS000000&AFID=google_pla_df&fndsrc=tgtao&DFA=71700000085290956&CPNG=PLA_Storefront%2BShopping%7CStorefront_Ecomm_Other&adgroup=SC_Storefront&LID=700000001170770pgs&LNM=PRODUCT_GROUP&network=g&device=c&location=9031183&targetid=pla-1393905027055&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIpOeQwcCL8wIV2WxvBB1TWg2bEAQYCSABEgLK8_D_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds   57:12 This week on Autism Live!

BroadCash By Bisnis Indonesia
Business Challenge 2022 - Luhut: Indonesia Bisa Lakukan Leap Frog di Segala Bidang

BroadCash By Bisnis Indonesia

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 30:32


2022 merupakan momentum emas bagi pemulihan ekonomi Indonesia, setelah mengalami guncangan hebat selama 2020-2021 akibat Covid-19. Sejumlah indikator positif di hampir semua sektor, menjadi modal kuat dalam menangkap peluang emas pada 2022. Untuk itu, berbagai indikator positif tersebut harus disiasati, agar pada 2022 bisa memaksimalkan momen. Oleh karena itu, Bisnis Indonesia menggelar Bisnis Indonesia Business Challenge 2022 dengan tema ARAH BISNIS 2022: Momentum Kebangkitan Ekonomi, yang diharapkan bisa menjadi navigasi bagi para pebisnis dalam menangkap peluang momentum kebangkitan ekonomi pada tahun depan. Berikut paparan dari Keynote Speaker, Menteri Koordinator Bidang Kemaritiman dan Investasi, Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan. #BIBC2022 #MenkoMarves #Luhut #ArahBisnis2022 --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/broad-cash/support

Jay Towers in the Morning
Log Rolls vs Leap Frog

Jay Towers in the Morning

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 5:43


You can only choose one answer during Cross Exam!

The Children's Book Review: Growing Readers Podcast
Bianca with Faith Abraham and Family on Superhero Faith

The Children's Book Review: Growing Readers Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 32:24


In this episode, I talk with child-author Faith Abraham and her family about Faith's picture book, Superhero Faith. We talk about how when Mama (her grandmother) was diagnosed with breast cancer, she was inspired to create a story with the help of her mom. This book, Superhero Faith, is a demonstration of ways a young child can support a family member in need. Faith is creative, curious, adventurous, and loves life. She enjoys learning new languages (French and Spanish), reading, making music, experimenting in Mad Science, studying jiu-jitsu (she is in ninja training), and being outside. Faith is loving, caring, and kind, and loves dreaming up her next adventure with her grandma and her dog, Sparkle. Order a copy of Superhero Faith here. Visit Faith Abraham at https://www.faithandsparklesworld.com. Resources: The Terry Fox Foundation: https://terryfox.org/. Canadian Cancer Society: https://cancer.ca/en/. LeapFrog 2-in-1 LeapTop Transcription: You can read the transcription on The Children's Book Review. Discussion Topics: A story summary of Superhero Faith All about Faith Abraham The things Faith Abraham and her family do to raise awareness for breast cancer. How writing the story helped Faith and her family get through Mama's breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. How Faith's mom acted as a scribe to write the story. How the help of an editor and the illustrator helped the story become the best that it possibly could. Faith's favorite illustration and vegetable. The simple benefits of love are shown in the book. Is Faith's favorite book Superhero Faith? --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thechildrensbookreview/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thechildrensbookreview/support

The Jason & Scot Show - E-Commerce And Retail News
EP280 - Anker Innovations Head of Global Communications Eric Villines

The Jason & Scot Show - E-Commerce And Retail News

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 46:01


EP280 - Anker Innovations Head of Global Communications Eric Villines Eric Villines is the Global Head of Communications for Anker Innovations. Anker is one of the most successful brands to be started on the Amazon platform. In this broad ranging interview, we discuss the origin story of Anker, their evolution from early Amazon FBA seller to Global Omni-channel brand. Eric covers their incubator, Anker Innovation, and their Amazon FBA consulting service OceanWing. We also discuss his recent book, Get Funded!: The Startup Entrepreneur's Guide to Seriously Successful Fundraising. Episode 280 of the Jason & Scot show was recorded on Wednesday. November 17th, 2021. http://jasonandscot.com Join your hosts Jason "Retailgeek" Goldberg, Chief Commerce Strategy Officer at Publicis, and Scot Wingo, CEO of GetSpiffy and Co-Founder of ChannelAdvisor as they discuss the latest news and trends in the world of e-commerce and digital shopper marketing. Transcript Jason: [0:00] Welcome to the Jason and Scot show this is episode 280 being recorded on Wednesday November 17th 2021 I'm your host Jason retailgeek Goldberg and as usual I'm here with your co-host Scot Wingo. Scot: [0:15] Hey Jason and welcome back Jason Scott show listeners Jason is a fellow Gadget addict one of our favorite brands that we love from consumer perspective is Anchor and then we also spend a lot of time here on the show talking about anchor because it's a very interesting brand that is one of the few that we call kind of digitally native Amazon born so today on the show we are very excited to welcome Eric villines he is the head of Global Communications at anchor and is based out of Sunny Seattle Eric welcome to the show. Eric: [0:50] Thanks for having me we've also been having about two months of rain so we're living up to our our cliche. Jason: [0:59] That for the last two months that might have sounded bad but being here in Chicago I have a feeling that rain is about to start looking pretty good to me. Eric: [1:07] Yeah means known cold and wind. Jason: [1:09] Exactly all of the above although it's been pretty mild so far. Eric before we jump into all the anchor discussions we always like to get sort of a brief background about our guests and maybe you could tell us what your role is an anchor. Eric: [1:25] Sure so I run Global Communications at anchor Innovations which is essentially a fancy way of saying public relations. Which in time it's sort of corporate Communications you could be crisis Corporate social responsibility and then obviously the most exciting part of what I do which would be product PR dealing with the media on reviews and, I'm getting the word out of on the cool gadgets we. Jason: [1:51] That's awesome so does that mean you have one of everything. Eric: [1:55] I have two of everything. It's a funny story I've worked in consumer electronics for a long time and I remember Steven Yang who hired me personally for the role, I remember I was in China and I said I want to make sure that I've got budget to give everyone on my team, you know one of the products and he giggled and I'm absolutely serious, we all have to you know live it and breathe it and love it and know the good and the bad aspects of all of our products because we're talking with the media all the time so I kind of. I'm kind of insistent that everyone on my team has the products and then the other part is we all we can never run out of battery that's like that's like a major faux pas here, if I ever hear the words even coming out of my own mouth that my phone is almost out of juice that's super bad as a charging company. Jason: [2:45] That does seem off brand I am I have a little bit of a fetish for your products and the thing I've noticed is every time I have a family gathering I get completely cleaned out. Eric: [2:57] Oh yeah there is. Jason: [2:58] So I yeah I didn't realize you were in such a replenishment category but it's ended up being one for me. Eric: [3:04] It's funny because I started out an entertainment before I came into consumer electronics and one of the first things I did here because I'm just using my own family Dynamics as I have three children. And my wife of course is involved in this as well and we steal each other's cables constantly and then we lie to each other, about you know and it's gotten so bad that people take you know colored Sharpies and all sorts of things but we had done a survey, on you know what are some of the most irritating things that happen in the family and this came in like is a top four. People stealing each other's charging components and then lying about it so it's a national issue that we just haven't spent enough time talking about. Jason: [3:48] Yeah we'll have to dedicate a whole nother show to solving that problem one last product related question do you have a favorite anchor products. Eric: [3:57] Well gosh I so we have these new cables that you said fetish I don't want to take it too far but it's. It's the material that's made out of is reminds me of certain things and that Dominion but it's a super soft latex like, cable that seems to never because of the material it seems to never not up. And that's one of my favorite things and they come in all these super cool colors and that's really new for us we've always offered two colors a beautiful white and the Beautiful Black Version, and so this year we started getting into more colors and that's been really exciting because that's a really easy way to distinguish your product from say your son's because you can have different colors but the material it's really nice I keep them in my bag I've got him for all my products. Those are really cool we launched a new line of Mag go products which we have a desk version which allows you to, put your phone against and it'll you know magnetically charged it but the battery is removable so you can actually bring it with you, so it serves two purposes and I keep that like in the kitchen so when I'm cooking and I have my recipes but then I can grab it and go. So those are really cool but I mean man we launch new products every day so you ask me next week I'm going to tell you something completely different. Scot: [5:23] Yeah this is an unsolicited but my favorite is there's a little Hub you guys have for the Macbook so I can just plug in one USB C and I've got this thing I'm looking at it now it looks like a mutated octopus with with 800 things, poking out of it that I no longer have to plug into my MacBook so you're you're saving me a lot of ports which I really appreciate. Eric: [5:40] Yeah as they move to usb-c only but you still had a myriad of other things you needed to connect to it. Scot: [5:47] Yeah well now the magsafe is a now they're back yeah they decided they're giving you guys too much Martin said so now they now they have like they're like oh man when you need to add more stuff you know. Eric: [5:57] Well I've talked to a lot of pro users and they're really excited to see the HDMI cable come back it's just a you know it's a strong connection that cables is still different. And sometimes it's a huge hassle putting a hub attached to the computer and then attaching your HDMI cable and everything else to it. Scot: [6:16] Yeah absolutely especially when you're traveling and you're popping into someone else's conference room you'd never have that one little cable, so we obviously we talked a lot about anchor on the show and we can just kind of stopped fan blowing on the on the user side would love to hear kind of your view of the founding story of anchor, you know we kind of classify it as you heard is this kind of like Amazon born would love to know how you guys tell that story. Eric: [6:43] Yeah I mean it's you know I had relatives that move during the Dust Bowl and move to Pasadena and built. You know a chain of gas stations and it's this true Americana story but he what's interesting is I think Steven Yang story is very similar it is that that's story of an idea and perseverance and building and Global brand that. People have in their purses and backpacks even if they don't know it's anchor there's a strong probability that it is and that's that's one is exciting the others a branding dilemma. But Stephen was a senior engineer in California at Google and he had he was trying to find a new battery for his Toshiba laptop. [7:32] And as he was looking online including Amazon and the Toshiba websites he realized he had sort of two choices you either going to buy the one from Toshiba that was super expensive, for take a chance, on all of these other versions white-label versions and unknown brands on Amazon and and purchase one from their sort of buyer beware. And he kind of had a light bulb moment and thought you know this is this is ridiculous like who are the people that are putting these online how they've been tested how can I know that, what I'm buying is going to work with my laptop and you know give me a year of battery life. Long story short he moved back to China with his wife who was then his fiance he took a small loan from his mom. And he started anchor and in the beginning what Stephen did was go around to different factories and and Developers, and with his engineers and they went and tested all these batteries so in the beginning it was a white label play was him finding and filtering through. [8:38] I'll just say it a lot of garbage and trying to find the absolute best, alternatives to all of these laptop batteries and they started selling those through Amazon and that was the first point was the easiest place for them and selling specifically and exclusively to the United States. A year later it was a massive success beyond anything that he had ever imagined, and the next logical step was to take that concept and move it into mobility and start looking at mobile phones and chargers and portable batteries and all these things that were at the time, really starting to come out but the big difference when he went into Mobility is the idea was we need to get as fast out of, the white labeling as we can because we have some ideas that even these these smaller factories and people that were producing, can are doing that we can find ways to make it better, so that sort of unearth the world of you know contract manufacturing where they're Engineers were developing and designing, you know the specifics and then Contracting manufacturers to develop those products and the rest as they say is history. Ironically today we are celebrating our 10-year anniversary actually last month. [9:58] And that's a pretty big deal so we went from a guy and his wife. And a little mama money from his mom to a you know a multibillion-dollar company. With multiple Brands and over 3,000 employees all around the world. So in addition to charging which is still a huge huge part of our, DNA we've developed a number of Brands subsequently over the last three to four years everything from robotic vacuums and future robotic products, to home security high-end true wireless headsets. Smart Home Entertainment pet products baby socks I mean like you know smart baby socks I mean just like the whole gamut. [10:45] And the sort of the common line through all of this is that Steven and his team are constantly looking for areas within an emerging or establish consumer electronics area where they can bring value. And you know usually we might come in and the play might be okay we're going to come up with a really great product that's going to be, a little lower cost and that gets our foothold and then the the long-term strategy is then to LeapFrog over the competitors with something truly innovative. And this is kind of a phenomenon that's worked really really well. For Stephen and his engineers and the marketing teams and all of our sales people around the world. Scot: [11:28] Did he have an industrial design background hurry just had the pain and kind of cheeses and created the company from there. Eric: [11:37] Well he's a Hitman he's a True Blood engineer so I mean he's he's right at that right at the hardware level and into coding and all of that so the industrial design. Was not his core competency so bringing in people that that could fill in, those areas and ultimately well they say 10 years later we brought color right but of course then we had great devices that worked really well but we're but when we look at industrial design, I would say that you know that's what's going to propel us over the next 10 years with with the Thinker charging. Scot: [12:14] Yeah it's been the you know I really like kind of the functional but still kind of modern kind of vibe you guys have with your products it's really nice is he still with the company is you still still involved. Eric: [12:27] Yeah yeah I mean I talked to him regularly he is very approachable. It's interesting because he shares his office with two other people at the company and it's kind of this kitchen table set up he doesn't have a private office, because there's so much collaboration and you look around the company we're all like that even though I'm in Seattle, and in my office I do the same thing with my team we just take some long tables and we connect them up and everyone just sits on them because it's like jazz we're just constantly. You know coming up with ideas and talking and it's just more efficient. Jason: [13:06] I do want a Lobby by the way I feel like you have some cool colors now you have like a like a lavender and a mint but what you really need is like a retailgeek blue I think would be. Eric: [13:18] Retailgeek blue yeah. Jason: [13:20] Yeah I could send you the PMS colors at that. Eric: [13:22] Okay yeah send me the Pantone colors yeah the, yeah I mean we I would think the colors are sort of muted so they're they're a joke they don't offend anyone so they're not they're not super striking their kind of muted across the color spectrum but so far they've been. They've been received really really well there's there's an old joke and consumer electronics that people are always screaming for color. And then when you look at the sales and you find it's the white and black that sell the most. So it's like you need to have the color but in the end most people end up choosing the the kind of safer black and white. Jason: [14:05] Yeah now I actually I'll be honest the style of the colors fine and actually think they are attractive kind of pastel colors but the it's just nice to have a diversity because I actually have a system like I have one color for my USBC cables. Eric: [14:19] Mmm. Jason: [14:20] One color for my lightning cables so that I can you know quickly distinguish them in my back. Eric: [14:24] You're not messing around man. Jason: [14:27] I have a little I have a problem. So I it's funny in the early days of these kind of digitally native direct to Consumer Brands there used to be this religious battle there were companies that were like. And the path to the customer through Amazon we're going to sell this stuff on Amazon and I would characterize anchor as the poster child for the most successful brand that was born. By primarily making themselves available on Amazon and selling through Amazon's traffic. But for every company like that there was another company that's like that's crazy Amazon is going to steal your customer and knock you off and they're all these you know potential, downfalls to Amazon and you know we should own the customer ourselves and we should have our own website and so increasingly that became the Shopify contingency and so it used to be, you know a company was either an Amazon company or a Shopify company. And more recently I feel like the increasingly the answer is not or it's and that. You know the consumers on Amazon so you need to be on Amazon but you also do have consumers that want to buy direct and you should have your own website and. My proof point for that is I want to say in the last year or so anchor has launched its own Shopify site so I now can shop anchor on Amazon but also on your own direct website is that like. [15:54] Like you got did you guys have debates and conversations about that and was that a very overt decision or is it just something where you just swept up a Shopify side at some point and you really still think of yourself as an Amazon only company. Eric: [16:07] Well there's a lot to unpack I'm going to I'm going to try to I'm going to try to find the question in that statement, the first of all we started definitely start on Amazon and one of the things I would argue about Amazon is that it is direct, so whether you're selling on your website you know or you're selling on Amazon you're ultimately. [16:29] Selling direct through the Amazon platform and you're engaging with your customers and your you know you're dealing with customer service and all the things you would normally do so I think Amazon has been a great partner and it is it continues to be definitely a big part of our DNA. But as we evolved into different regions around the world you know that there are different channels, that in our sort of different stages of development but the omni-channel approach meaning, you know in our case Amazon which is always a big part of us our own website which is great for Branding and direct connection and through our Retail Partners because in the United States were sold everywhere we're sold at you know Best Buy Walmart Target, Etc you can go to medium art overseas, so we don't see ourselves as just a single Channel we definitely are see ourselves is an omni-channel but I think you know Amazon is provide us an incredible platform to launch on, the ability the ability I think for a person that has a great product looking to sell something and any part of the world where Amazon is is so convenient and so easy. [17:41] And you know the financial Commitment if you're just starting out and you're Distributing your products the platform has evolved its improved. And it's ultimately pretty easy to get going on the platform without you know a tremendous amount of financial backing. Jason: [18:02] Yep and it is interesting because you have you know been a heavy practitioner on the platform from the early days in it does feel like it's evolved a lot. From your guys's perspective do you still feel like there's a. Competitive advantage in knowing the platform better than other sellers like it feels like there's a lot of levers to pull now and I mean you know different companies with different levels of sophistication in their Amazon presents. Why does everybody learning all the best practices now and they're sort of parody or do you feel like you guys can still kind of win more than your fair share of eyeballs on Amazon. Eric: [18:38] I mean we we've been doing this for you know for 10 years now and so they're the they're the tools and there's the Instinct and then there's the the lessons learned from the billions of mistakes that we've made, along the way and I don't know those things are those things are harder to I think grass for people that are just coming into the space so I think we absolutely have an advantage, but you know I mean I think it's not magic it takes a lot of work and a lot of patience, and a lot of observation, you know if you're putting a listing on Amazon and you're putting that listing in Italy or France or the UK or whatever, you know simply Translating that listing into the local language is just the bare minimum I mean you're dealing with customer service and being able to communicate. With customers being able to deliver products on time being able to answer their questions be able to take returns and then that's you know even before you've really thought about marketing because there are. [19:44] Something like nine million sellers on Amazon right now and that is a huge ocean, just filled and filled with Fish And you are you're battling against the the those eyeballs every day. Organic search or even direct search you're going to you know if you go up and look for toothpaste I mean you know, in the search engine you're going to see a myriad of players in there including you know ones that are common Brands to others that seem interesting and what's going to draw the eyeball away from the common brand that everyone knows too, the new brand what's going to make the consumer just try and reach out a discover you and take that extra effort so everyone going on to any platform, that may deal with a bunch of Brands is dealing with you know millions of competitors and it stopped. [20:39] I think getting set up on the platform and getting started is easy but that's that's you know that's step one, but then you got to get people seeing your listings and you got to get people reading your listings and you got to get people putting stuff in their shopping cart and clicking the shopping cart and, fulfilling and then you know being there at the end of that process to give them great customer service in every language, where you're selling that product because if you can't do that and that last part is critical, you're going to get bad reviews and people don't buy products with two and sometimes even three star ratings when you're dealing with you know consumer electronics they're looking for four and five. So you could have the greatest product in the world but you could have a lot of mad consumers out there where you haven't done right by them and they're not going to give you some great star ratings and you can pretty much. You know kiss your Prosperity goodbye. Jason: [21:33] Yeah I sometimes describe it as a. A darwinian meritocracy that like you know if you think about old school if you sell a product to Walmart and they give you shelf space and you screw up and run out of stock, you lose all the sales while you're out of stock but the day you restock your back on the Shelf your kind of entitled to that that shelf position. The duration of a program but you have to earn that visibility in the front of the Amazon shelf what every minute through a wide variety of best practices and if you screw up, you fall off that shelf and when you get back in stock you don't get your spot back you got to climb back up the hill. Eric: [22:10] Yeah yeah I mean especially now in today's climate there's a lot of. Material shortages and other things and that's been you know super painful for four people across every, line of business not just consumer electronics and that very same thing you know you're working hard to develop customer base and then, you don't have the materials to produce the products or the factories that you're working with and then you can't fulfill you been all this great marketing you brought everyone to your front door and then, grab we don't have any products, and that's it's painful to see for especially you know entrepreneurs and people new to the game because they have brilliant ideas and great products and. You know they've done an amazing job building word-of-mouth and it's super sad to see that fail at that last step. Jason: [23:03] For sure that actually is a great segue we're recording this in mid-november double 11 day just happened Black Friday is next week. As we sit here I think there's something like ninety one container ships off the coast of Long Beach either a bunch of cool new anchor products like trapped in those boats what's holiday looking like for you are you guys well well stocked and well positioned. Eric: [23:30] I think we are with some things and we could be better and other things I mean again we have the advantage of having a lot of skus so we I would say it's easier for us, to adapt, then than others and you know I can say from my perspective if I go out on a media to and September and I show a lot of really cool gadgets. And then we reach the end of October and I'm like well crap so that isn't coming we're going to we're going to delay that because of something it is what it is what we're used to it. But we have so many skus that you know we were Prime day or Black Friday or Cyber Monday or just basic Christmas shopping or Hanukkah shopping we've got something, so we can adapt it will get past it. Jason: [24:23] Yeah speaking of which I given that you're in the consumer at Rackspace is CES ordinarily a big part of your marketing mix. Eric: [24:32] I would say it is I think in the new world order it isn't as important for us. But we you know we've done Big Boost and we've done stuff and you know our sales teams of gone out there I think it's wait and see. This January we've done some some interviews with with media and I think we found that maybe forty percent of those that normally attend are coming, the rest are waiting and seeing we didn't do a booth this year I've also heard from our sales team that their counterparts at some of the retailers may not be coming in January as well. So I don't know is it going to be like a bad prom or nobody dances. I think we're going to have to wait and see I think maybe for many it's going to be a real last minute decision. Jason: [25:25] Yeah it's interesting I've attended like 28 CES has and I'm not going and, talking which I used to catch a flu at CES every single year so it's the I'm not care. I think Tom Clancy wrote a book where like the terrorist likes bedspread the biological Weapon by disseminating it at CES just for. Eric: [25:47] Perfect yeah I think it's you know I think people I think you have to have a vaccination card this time around to get in I think that's what I've heard but yeah I mean from point A to Z you know your. There's a lot of airplanes. Jason: [26:02] I'm kind of curious I think less people are going to but then the magic question is. Does that kind of will they discover that the world didn't end when they didn't go and put your point like does that accelerate the changing World Order and CES becomes less important or you know is this just going to be a down year and next year they'll be back to normal I think, that's going to be interesting to watch. Eric: [26:22] Yeah I mean there's CS is just the beginning you've got Mobile World Congress you've got aoife you've got you know as we move into next year and all of them are going to have to be making those tough decisions. And then I think that the repercussions of companies that didn't go in the world didn't sink either going to be wondering you know what are these what's the value of these trade shows. To us as a business you know I think for us they're valuable you know on the one end of the communication Spectrum it's super beneficial to scale our pitching by having an enormous number of people from all around the world in ones. But it's also very noisy so you know you're competing with a lot of large names. And we've always been very Scrappy so we tend to do a lot of are moving and communication before CES. And after CES or even entirely outside of the you know the wake of any of these trade shows. So and that's that's generally how we've been successful. Scot: [27:27] Brickell any other interesting holiday Trends or anything you guys noticed as we've kind of gone through covid and or kind of hopefully coming out the back side. Eric: [27:37] Yeah I mean I you know not to sound boring but charging is always a big thing during the holidays people bought their new iPhones people are buying new MacBooks people are buying peripherals. And you know around that time usually you know a couple of weeks later when they lost their cables already or you know they realize they won't one for travel and they wanted to stay home and they want one in their home office and they want one in the kitchen, so it's always a good time for us in that category, so charging definitely the other big part of our business right now is audio so our sound Core Audio brand, we develop a super popular line of true wireless headphones the Liberty series, and one of the things that makes it unique is we work with a bunch of grammy award-winning Engineers to help us tune them, so they would come out of the box sounding like the mix that the engineers originally in planned versus over based or over traveled, that's been really really popular for us all around the world I mean as far as India hugely popular in the United States the UK Germany, Emerging Markets that's a big thing and then I'd say home security that's been a big a big Boon for us we launched our home security brand yuffie about three years ago. [28:59] And you know we're developing a lot of unique products in that space that separate us from the rest for one we don't we don't use the cloud when you buy the product at your. [29:12] All of the footage is captured on a secure SD card that's integrated either into the base station or the independent products that you put outside the house. Which is really cool and we have millions of users around the world right now, using that product because they see it not only is protecting your security but also their privacy. [29:32] You'll see a lot of people do personal gifts to themselves during the holiday so a lot of those those big, tend to be you know people in a house saying hey how about we get this for ourselves for Christmas, and and we recently launched a super-smart robotic vacuum called the X8 it's are you fee robotic vacuum. That's super smart so instead of bumping into walls and trying to figure things out at uses both Visual and Laser mapping. And will actually draw up a map of your house that you can look at on your phone, and see it's how it's found the most ingenious way of cleaning around chairs and couches and other things and making sure that it can do everything and then you can create zones, I didn't say well I just want to let stay away from the baby room because the baby's sleeping but you can clean this Zone and that zone and this Zone. That's been really popular and we had been doing kind of lower in robotic vacuums until that point. Entry level and this was one of our first push and super-premium summarize forleo some but that LeapFrog, so in the beginning we might find Our Place coming in as as a lower-cost alternative that still is super quality, and then with the X8 we're doing the LeapFrog moment and trying to jump past the competition with the technology. Scot: [30:59] Frankel, so one of the things we want to do is Pivot you guys have some other innovations that are not gadgets or charging or anything like that, you guys launched a new division that both Jason and I were excited to learn more about called ocean wing. My guess was it was drones but I think that's wrong tell you tell us more about what ocean when you. Eric: [31:24] Yeah so I say first with the title but when I first started working with anchor Innovations in the United States over four years now, I was actually working for ocean Lee that was our that was how we presented our Corporation, and the the story is that it was ocean Wing to essentially take our technology and fly across the Pacific or Atlantic Ocean and bring it to the United States. So when the idea came up of developing a Consulting business, under anchor Innovations the ocean Wing name came up again and simple it's actually makes a hell of a lot more sense for this than it may have Hazard LLC in the United States when we were bringing anchored to the United States. [32:14] But long story short we established in 2019 so we've been around awhile we have about 200 employees around the world. And the long and the short of it is that we're trying to take the the decade of experience that we've developed. Again with all those mistakes along the way to become you know the 7 billion dollar, consumer electronics company and give people an option to improve their business lines, so that's from the beginning to the end of the process and what we're looking for is companies that have already gone in and let's just say made their first 10 million, and they've hit a wall. [32:55] Because they haven't been able to expand the business or scale either through supply chain issues through fulfillment customer service maybe the advertising has become, complicated and convoluted because they've developed so many skus there's just so many problems that when someone reaches a certain point and they want to get to that next 10 or 20 million dollars when they're doing business, it's a different skill set, you know what they've done is worked it to a certain point and they is try as they might they can't get past that threshold and that's where we come in, so we're developing essential overall Amazon selling and operations processes that could be digital marketing marketing insights, advertising management helping them develop their Brand store and their product pages to customer service and relationship management which I mentioned earlier is. Reticle to get those star ratings in a good place through good authentic communication with your customers in a great experience with the products. [33:59] Obviously e-commerce and all the financial systems, and then what we're dealing with a lot these days is supply chain and Logistics management so you get yourself to a certain point and there's a lot of people that are coming to us and that is the area, where they're really hurting the most and they need help they need help developing new contacts new supply chain partners, for how do I deal with the issue if you're dealing with something that might spoil like we're dealing with a company that, deals in collagen and when something spits on one of those tankers out in the middle of the ocean for too long when it arrives in the warehouse, it's past its fresh state so you've just lost all that inventory so each client is unique, but with this kind of broad scope of things that we can help them with and we can help audit the business and hopefully help them transcend whatever's keeping them from moving to that next 10 and 20 and 30 million dollars. Jason: [34:59] Very interesting so going back to our earlier conversation this is sort of a way for other young young Brands to leverage all the expertise and skills you guys have have built-in staying on top of this ecosystem. Eric: [35:14] Exactly it's an opportunity for us to take what we've learned and apply it to that young brand I couldn't have said it better myself. Jason: [35:22] Yeah and it at this point is ocean Wing primarily focused with Amazon distribution or would they also leverage all the other distribution channels that you guys have expanded into. Eric: [35:36] Yeah I mean I think I think our sweet spot is definitely FBA so specifically Amazon. That is not to say that we can't help them with other things like supply chain and Logistics but for us, it's a recipe and you know where we've had our success with the clients have come in or people that have been focused on Amazon and then we can kind of look at what they're doing and we can evolve the recipe a little bit, and and get it all the ingredients in place and help them be successful because they all work together, so but I would say Amazon is definitely our primary focus right now at least dealing with businesses that are on Amazon that isn't to say that these businesses are you solely focused Amazon because they're not but Amazon is a key Channel especially if they're going globally and that's where we come in. Jason: [36:31] Got it and obviously over the last year there's kind of been a lot of Buzz around these I'll call them FB a roll ups where you know these, these companies have raised a bunch of money and they go out and acquire Brands and aggregate them and try to help them with their Amazon presents and we you know we've followed thrash Co and perch and, and all of those is, is this kind of your version of that do you see your value prop being different than those other companies or is it just that you have. Sort of more experience and and product scale than some of these companies. Eric: [37:05] How to say this without sounding like it like it's not a jerk but the again we this is what we do, this is how we built our business so we can take. The lessons learned the hard ones too and we can apply it to our clients and I think that alone is super unique that we're a company that's already done this and you know in spades, and now we can apply those learnings to irregular company the other part of it is that most consultancies are focused on Consulting, and but we're a consultant that actually you know rolls up our sleeves and gets into the nitty-gritty of the business and helps and and and that's really depending on the level of the contract or the engagement but you're not only dealing company that can come in and, say some pretty words and show you a powerpoint of what you should be doing, but you know we've already done it and we can roll up our sleeves and get deep in there with you and help you do it or do it. And then that last part in terms of supply chain and and Logistics and you know dealing with manufacturers around the world or suppliers and stuff I think that's a definitely a secret sauce because of our relationships. In China and around the world that we can bring to bear that others can't. Scot: [38:23] So I'd be remiss as the entrepreneur on the show if I noticed in your bio on LinkedIn you have written a book and it's very much in my wheelhouse it's called get funded the startup entrepreneurs guide to seriously successful fundraising I wish I'd had this 20 years ago but I'm glad it exists now tell us tell us about this book and how it came to be. Eric: [38:46] Well my writing partner John Biggs is a little bit of a media icon we've known each other for I think I took them on a media tour maybe 12 13 years ago and. [38:58] We just became very good friends and our families have subsequently traveled the world with each other and we just kind of dig each other and we both have the same kind of sense of humor and sensibilities. [39:10] A couple of years ago he reached out to me that he had been approached by McGraw-Hill to write this book, and thought that I could help provide sort of the second part of the book so the book is broken out into two parts one is is about financing but written in such a way that whether you're trying to develop a taco truck, or you know a retail store or something else what are the different options out there from let's say SBA Loans to even using cryptocurrency, 22 you know set up fundraising all the way down to the meetings and how you value the company how do you pitch people, how do you put presentations together, so very very very this is not this is for the person that was really starting out with very limited knowledge, on the fundraising process and how do you present yourself at the end of the day so John really focus more on the fundraising side and I focus more on the presentation skills, how to pitch how to talk how to prepare how to answer questions the technical aspects of doing a presentation when everything goes wrong. Obviously if I could if I could rewrite a whole section on this now since the book was published last year in September I probably be a whole section on how to pitch during covid because that was. [40:35] That was definitely not it was not a reality when we were writing the book but it was definitely a reality by the time the book was published and I hope and we've heard, the people the industry has adapted that investors and seed funders and people are hard at work and investing but, for the person that might not have the background in this I still think the book for evaluating your company, getting all your ducks in a row building your presentations and how to pitch is still very valuable. Scot: [41:12] Very cool yet this kind of books I think they're kind of Evergreen and it's kind of a little snowball kind of effort so be patient it'll it'll catch up. Jason: [41:22] I am curious it does feel like there's a little bit of a disruption in the fundraising World why you know there for a long time there's this kind of traditional VC path, and obviously there's still a lot of money that flows through that path but I feel like the the role of Angel Investors and sort of other untraditional fundraising. Is becoming more common than it used to be like you guys try to cover that those kind of approaches in the book as well or is it mostly focused on on moving through Sandhill Road. Eric: [41:52] Well it's we wanted it in some ways to be the antithesis of Silicon Valley so for those people that are going down that road you know inevitably they're going to partner up. Let's say at the app generation. They're going to partner up and kind of go down that road our book really tries to focus everything from the pros and cons of using your own credit card friends and family, crowdfunding as I said SBA Loans if you're a minority or women owned business looking at options they're looking at. Prices and options like through FedEx has a great program for entrepreneurs and trying to cover the whole gamut, so we could make fundraising more reasonable and open to the entrepreneur is opposed to. Yeah the tech bro going to Silicon Valley and looking for for someone's bill. Scot: [42:45] Awesome I had one follow-up on Ocean we just took kind of clarify it for listeners you guys are your kind of more in the agency side of things you're not going out there and finding, new brands that are also born on Amazon and acquiring of in kind of rolling them up like the thrashes of the world is do I have that right. Eric: [43:04] We're talking about anchor Innovations right. Scot: [43:07] Yeah the ocean Wing synchronization set. Eric: [43:12] Well on the ocean on the ocean Wing side it's definitely consultative but I mean those things are going to evolve as the business comes in and I don't know if you mean like Financial stakes and the business and stuff but. I mean who knows right if if something came along that looked amazing and a great partnership I'm sure we would consider that. On the anchor Innovation side I think you'll be seeing and you know in the future probably incubator initiatives and things like that, it would be to me it would be a personally exciting to get involved in as seeking out and finding you know exciting. Developers all around the world we tend to be very myopic here and look at the United States as being, where everything's happening and I'd say you know maybe from apps and things like that might be true but when you're looking at Innovation and medicine or innovation and Robotics or innovation and Farm Technology or whatever, you really have to look outside and around the world and you're going to find that Innovation and really unique an unassuming places. So is is if we do get into more ink you know becoming more of a global incubator, I would imagine in our direction would be all over the place and looking in places like India and Africa and you know wherever cool things are being developed. Scot: [44:34] Cool so no almost boundless growth opportunities for you guys it sounds like an exciting time. Jason: [44:44] Well this is certainly going to be a exciting and different holiday season and this is going to be a great place to leave this conversation because it is happen again we've Perfectly Used up our allotted time, But Eric we really appreciate your time and enjoyed hearing about anchoring some of the exciting new initiatives there. Eric: [45:05] Thanks God and thanks Jason. Scot: [45:07] Yeah if anyone wanted to follow you or you are you big on Tick-Tock or I said it's usually or Twitter or LinkedIn or you publish their and then where should they go for some good the latest Anchor Information. Eric: [45:22] Someone can connect with me on LinkedIn my focus to be quite Frank with you as I'm So Married to my work as I tend to focus my communication through work as opposed to myself. I think it's one of those things when you work in Communications you got to be careful about what use you say. So mostly I'm just talking about my company in the things that we do. Jason: [45:49] Awesome well we will put a link to your LinkedIn profile in there and certainly some links to Anchor and until next time happy commercing!

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Relentless Health Value

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 36:15


In this healthcare podcast, I speak with Peter Hayes, who is president and CEO at the Healthcare Purchaser Alliance of Maine and a national presence in healthcare strategy, innovation, and a frequent keynote speaker. One thing, among many, that Peter said during our conversation struck me. He said it will take a village to fix what ails the healthcare industry in this country. There are too many interdependencies. This point obviously resonates around these parts because it's the rationale for the Relentless Health Value podcast. We started this show on the recognition that if you want to achieve anything in healthcare, you cannot do it without collaboration/cooperation/grudging acquiescence of other stakeholders in the patient journey or the payment journey. And when I say, “You can't do anything,” I mean you can't sell anything, you can't improve patient care, and, most relevant to this particular episode, you can't contain prices. If we're talking about health systems (for example, hospitals and the like), they are not going to curtail their price hikes or improve the value of care delivered or safety or infection control really unless patients and employers and CMS and others demand that they do—and unless employers and others do some of the five things that Peter Hayes mentions at the end of our conversation. Spoiler alert there. For context to this discussion, let's check in with some of the biggest, most powerful health systems in this country. If I limit this comment to the “nonprofit” ones—and I say “nonprofit” with air quotes because what does that mean exactly?—look, I know there are many health system execs that listen to this show, but there's some inalienable facts here. And let's talk about them with the intent of fixing them because nothing is going to get fixed that isn't talked about. It's not my nature to mince words, so I won't. Many hospitals are, by almost every account, pretty darn inefficient. And they don't do cost accounting, but then they'll scream and claim to be losing money when paid the exact same prices for certain services that other hospitals can get paid and make a fair profit. Crappy workflows cost money. Talk to anybody who has watched even the trailer to a Six Sigma course. Another thing that costs money is when all the burned-out doctors quit and you have to recruit new ones, but that's a topic for a different day. Listen the EP323 with Arshad Rahim, MD.  But there's also inefficiencies in how many health systems purchase supplies. (Listen to EP281 with Rob Austin for more on that.) Further, paying the C-suite millions of dollars but maybe underpaying or understaffing nurses has consequences. There's complaints about Medicare payer mixes, but then somehow there's enough spare shekel to put a waterfall in the lobby. Nonprofit hospitals also don't pay any taxes, keep in mind, which is a huge financial windfall, especially when they provide vanishingly small amounts of charity care compared to revenue. See the top 10 health system hall of shame in this category here.   Here's another point to ponder: Amongst the hundreds, thousands, of requests I get from PR firms pitching guests to come on this show, there are plenty from what appears to be a pretty large cottage industry that I had never heard of before. I'll call it the real estate for nonprofit hospitals cottage industry. From what I can gather by the promo copy, this involves buying up medical office buildings, not paying any real estate taxes, and then leasing out the space. I should have one of these guys come on the show just to shine some light on whatever this apparently pretty common shenanigan is. As Vikas Saini, MD, from the Lown Institute has said, “No margin, no mission” can become an excuse for all kinds of questionable behavior. So bottom line, we have employers, employees, taxpayers, cash-pay patients whose federal and/or state and/or local taxes are going to support these nonprofit hospitals—but then there's this double tax. Because they claim to be losing money on Medicare patients, they justify cost shifting some pretty big bucks onto the commercially insured patients, who are then paying, on average, some wildly inflated prices for healthcare services. This might be considered a double tax if you think about it: tax dollars going to the IRS directly and then after-tax dollars buying that knee replacement for $125,000 that should cost $25,000. Consider that a $100,000 double tax. But why should a hospital with a motive to maximize margins quit it with their questionable and secretive billing practices if employers just pay whatever the bill is no fuss no muss? Short answer: They won't. So, it's going to be up to someone else in the village to make it untenable to continue. It's going to be up to another party to slow that roll. In this conversation, Peter Hayes talks about the RAND Hospital Price Transparency Study.  One last thing that may or may not be relevant here, but I can't resist a good sidebar. New catchphrase I have been hearing lately: the “deconstruction of hospitals.” Have you heard it, too? In fact, I was listening to Zeev Neuwirth's podcast recently that featured Raphael Rakowski. Raphael said that the average fixed cost of any given brick-and-mortar hospital is 65% of revenue. So, just having the building, the physical plant, and paying for all the things you need to pay for to run that physical plant is really high. I heard Jason Wells say in a HealthIMPACT forum the other day that it costs a million dollars to build a bed in California due to all the regulatory requirements. Add to that something Christin Deacon highlighted the other day on LinkedIn about how operating rooms are empty 30% of the time.   So, it makes me wonder whether some of the issues that hospitals have when they claim that they are losing money on Medicaid or Medicare is because their fixed costs are out of whack. This potentially disproportionate situation, however, is one reason why hospitals really have to watch it for hospitals at home or virtual offerings. After all, this is exactly how Amazon ate everybody's lunch. Erase 65% of your costs, or even 50% of your costs, and that cost-plus profit threshold becomes a weapon of mass destruction. At the end of this podcast—the very end, so if you're in a rush, jump to 28 minutes or something [32:45]—Peter gives five ideas for employers to limit the ability for hospitals to take advantage. If you're a hospital exec that's listening, I would urge you to please help your local employers do these things. Let's all get on the same team here to improve the health of our communities with pricing and business models that are reasonable and fair. Don't be like the hospital that Katy Talento is going to talk about in an upcoming episode who won't do direct contracting with employers because the coding is kind of a hassle. Seriously now. You can learn more at purchaseralliance.org. Peter Hayes is president and CEO of the Healthcare Purchaser Alliance of Maine and formerly a principal of Healthcare Solutions and director of associate health and wellness at Hannaford Supermarkets. He has been in innovative, strategic benefit design for the past 20+ years. During the past several years, Hannaford has received numerous national awards in recognition of the company's commitment to working collaboratively with healthcare providers and vendors in delivering health benefits that are focused on value (high-quality efficient care). Hannaford Supermarkets has been successful in this arena by focusing on innovative solutions for patient advocacy, chronic disease management, and health promotion programs. Hannaford was recognized by receiving the National Business Group on Health Platinum Award for the health promotion and wellness programs three years in a row. These programs, along with healthcare delivery strategies, contributed to a flat trend line over five years. Peter has also been involved in healthcare reform leadership roles on both the national and regional levels with organizations like the Center for Health Innovation, Care Focused Purchasing, and Leapfrog. He's also cofounder of the Maine Health Management Coalition (now Healthcare Purchaser Alliance of Maine) and has been appointed by two different Maine Governors to serve on Health Care Reform Commissions to recommend public policies to improve the access and affordability of healthcare for Maine citizens. 07:51 Who are the commercial payers? 08:48 Are hospitals actually losing money on Medicare and Medicaid? 11:26 Is cost inversely connected to quality when it comes to hospital care? 13:46 “A lot of hospitals don't do cost accounting.” 13:59 If hospitals don't know their costs, how does Medicare know their costs? 15:52 “In the hospital financial world … they start the budget upside down.” 18:48 “There's plenty of accountability to spread around for where we are.” 20:30 Do employers have any options in the current health system situation? 21:39 “If this market's going to change, purchasers have to step up and start demanding more accountability, more transparency.” 26:21 How is the new transparency legislation impacting plan sponsors and employers? 29:41 EP342 with Christin Deacon.32:38 “I think the whole dialogue around how we pay for hospital services is going to really change.” 32:45 What is Peter's advice to employers? You can learn more at purchaseralliance.org.   @pefhayes of @HPAofMaine discusses #healthsystempricing on our #healthcarepodcast. #healthcare #podcast #digitalhealth Who are the commercial payers? @pefhayes of @HPAofMaine discusses #healthsystempricing on our #healthcarepodcast. #healthcare #podcast #digitalhealth Are hospitals actually losing money on Medicare and Medicaid? @pefhayes of @HPAofMaine discusses #healthsystempricing on our #healthcarepodcast. #healthcare #podcast #digitalhealth Is cost inversely connected to quality when it comes to hospital care? @pefhayes of @HPAofMaine discusses #healthsystempricing on our #healthcarepodcast. #healthcare #podcast #digitalhealth “A lot of hospitals don't do cost accounting.” @pefhayes of @HPAofMaine discusses #healthsystempricing on our #healthcarepodcast. #healthcare #podcast #digitalhealth If hospitals don't know their costs, how does Medicare know their costs? @pefhayes of @HPAofMaine discusses #healthsystempricing on our #healthcarepodcast. #healthcare #podcast #digitalhealth “In the hospital financial world … they start the budget upside down.” @pefhayes of @HPAofMaine discusses #healthsystempricing on our #healthcarepodcast. #healthcare #podcast #digitalhealth “There's plenty of accountability to spread around for where we are.” @pefhayes of @HPAofMaine discusses #healthsystempricing on our #healthcarepodcast. #healthcare #podcast #digitalhealth Do employers have any options in the current health system situation? @pefhayes of @HPAofMaine discusses #healthsystempricing on our #healthcarepodcast. #healthcare #podcast #digitalhealth “If this market's going to change, purchasers have to step up and start demanding more accountability, more transparency.” @pefhayes of @HPAofMaine discusses #healthsystempricing on our #healthcarepodcast. #healthcare #podcast #digitalhealth How is the new transparency legislation impacting plan sponsors and employers? @pefhayes of @HPAofMaine discusses #healthsystempricing on our #healthcarepodcast. #healthcare #podcast #digitalhealth “I think the whole dialogue around how we pay for hospital services is going to really change.” @pefhayes of @HPAofMaine discusses #healthsystempricing on our #healthcarepodcast. #healthcare #podcast #digitalhealth Recent past interviews: Click a guest's name for their latest RHV episode! Paul Simms, Dr Steven Quimby, Dr David Carmouche (EP343), Christin Deacon, Gary Campbell, Kristin Begley, David Contorno (AEE17), David Contorno (EP339), Nikki King, Olivia Webb, Brandon Weber, Stacey Richter (INBW30), Brian Klepper (AEE16), Brian Klepper (EP335), Sunita Desai, Care Plans vs Real World (EP333), Dr Tony DiGioia, Al Lewis, John Marchica, Joe Connolly, Marshall Allen, Andrew Eye, Naomi Fried, Dr Rishi Wadhera, Dr Mai Pham, Nicole Bradberry and Kelly Conroy, Lee Lewis, Dr Arshad Rahim

Albany Herald Podcast
Phoebe Gets an 'A'; Heavy Rain Disrupts South Georgia Farmers; Vaccination Efforts for Kids to be Ramped Up

Albany Herald Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 11:11


Phoebe Putney earned an 'A' grade from Leapfrog for hospital safety; Heavy rain this growing season has hurt South Georgia's cotton and peanut farmers; And with the approval of the Pfizer vaccine for kids, expect more opportunities in Albany for children's vaccinations.  #AlbanyGA #SWGA #Georgia #LocalNews        -      -           -           -              Subscribe today, so you don't miss an episode!            Register Here for your essential digital news.             This Podcast was produced and published for the Albany Herald by BG Ad Group on 11-15-21          For advertising inquiries, please email j.southerland@bgadgroup.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Techstination
Vtech Smart Watch DX3 fun and clever for kids

Techstination

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 2:00


Techstination, your destination for gadgets and gear.   I'm Fred Fishkin.    Vtech and its Leap Frog brand have more innovations on the market for kids and parents this holiday season.  For instance, the Smart Watch DX3  has new features…including a built in camera with a flash that can double as a flashlight...

Of volcanoes and men. Про вулканы и людей
s4e2 Илья Зибров, геологоразведчик

Of volcanoes and men. Про вулканы и людей

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 44:08


s4e2. Начальник отдела геологоразведки в крупной золотодобывающей компании, Илья Зибров, — эксклюзивно в “Про вулканы и людей”. 03:08 собеседование по керну и первое производственное поле 07:40 про работу в ВИМС 13:10 как попасть в золотодобывающую компанию (на примере компании Полюс-Золото) 15:10 сервисные компании в РФ, где хорошо начать свою карьеру студенту-геологу 20:00 деятельность компании Полюс-Золото в России 23:05 про переезд в Иркутск, чтобы быть ближе к месторождению Сухой Лог (Полюс-Золото) 26:25 программное обеспечение в производственной геологии (Leapfrog, Micromine) 34:50 вилка зарплат в отрасли 41:50 любимое месторождение, нелюбимый минерал ЛинкедИн Ильи: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ilia-zibrov-34aa95110 "Про вулканы и людей" в Телеграме: https://t.me/ofvolcanoesandmen "Про вулканы и людей" в ВК: https://vk.com/ofvolcanoesandmen

China Stories
[Protocol China] China's plan to leapfrog foreign chipmakers: Wave goodbye to silicon

China Stories

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 9:43


Moore's Law could soon be a dead letter. That's fine by Beijing.Read the article by Dave Yin: https://www.protocol.com/china-microchip-leapfrogNarrated by Kaiser Kuo.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

¡Qué Golazo! A Daily CBS Soccer Podcast
Weekend recap: All square at the San Siro as West Ham leapfrog Liverpool (Soccer 11/7)

¡Qué Golazo! A Daily CBS Soccer Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2021 65:49


AC Milan and Inter settled for a point apiece in the season's first installment of the Derby della Madonnina while the David Moyes love-in continued following another spirited win for the Hammers. Luis Miguel Echegaray and Jimmy Conrad look back on both games and discuss a busy weekend for coaching hirings and firings in the Premier League and beyond. Plus, Man United and Barcelona's woes were compounded, there were contrasting fortunes for the Simeones, and Mourinho's Roma honeymoon is officially over. Qué Golazo' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts. Follow the Qué Golazo team on  Twitter: @quegolazopod, @lmechegaray, @JimmyConrad, @FabrizioRomano, @Jon_LeGossip, @jamesbenge, @heathpearce, @LRoman32, @PartidoPooper Watch Qué Golazo on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/QueGolazo For more soccer coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/soccer/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Big Band Bash
Part 8 - This is the Best of Les Brown

Big Band Bash

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2021 57:02


In the movie, The Nutty Professor from 1963 there is a scene towards the end with Jerry Lewis dancing to the sound of Les Brown playing Leap Frog. It is a swinging song and that is the way I feel about the music of The Band of Renown. On the show today, I am going to continue with part eight of my ten part series I call This Is The Best Of. The band in the spotlight today is Les Brown. We will be playing many hits from the Brown Orchestra and looking at his career. The puzzler is back so I hope you enjoy the music of the great Les Brown and His Band of Renown. Thank you all so much for listening. Please visit this podcast at http://bigbandbashfm.blogspot.com

Pain in the Arsenal Podcast on Arsenal FC
Weekend Preview: Arsenal aim to leapfrog Leicester while Spurs & United face-off in 'El Sackico'

Pain in the Arsenal Podcast on Arsenal FC

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 36:06


On this live edition of The Chronicles of a Gooner, Harry Symeou looks ahead to this weekend's football action in the English Premier League & highlights the standout fixtures from the European calendar. We discuss Leicester vs Arsenal, Spurs vs Man Utd, Liverpool vs Brighton and more. Check out Harry's Serie A podcast here:  https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/inter-march-on-conte-less-szczesny-spoils-allegris/id1451110709?i=1000532806816 Sign up to our Fantasy Football League for the coming season by clicking the link below:  https://fantasy.premierleague.com/leagues/auto-join/t9wizh Code to join the league: t9wizh Join this channel to get access to perks: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbDo0kye_J-N0TkQoBTPSjA/join This podcast is part of the  @90min Football  network! ARSENAL AIM TO LEAPFROG LEICESTER WHILE SPURS & UNITED FACE OFF IN EL SACKICO! | WEEKEND PREVIEW Twitter: https://twitter.com/chronicles_afc​​​...​ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Chroniclesof...​... Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chronicles_...​... SUBSCRIBE | COMMENT | LIKE | SHARE #AFC​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ #Arsenal​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ #PremierLeague Support the show: http://www.chroniclesafc.com/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Tales in Two Minutes- Jay Stetzer, Storyteller

The frog's gone! And whoever took it left a note!

One Woman Today
Surrounding the People, A Return to Work conversation with Sarah Shin

One Woman Today

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 34:07


Surrounding the People, A Return to Work Conversation with Sarah ShinIn today's episode, Jeanie speaks with senior executive leader, Sarah Shin. Sarah is a transformational leader and serves as a Chief Diversity Officer. Sarah brings to this conversation, her wisdom, not only around diversity, equity inclusion, but also strategy, organizational design and business transformation. Jeanie and Sarah talk about the return to work initiative that businesses in the world are looking at right now and they share tips on creating safer spaces so that you are in tune with the pulse of your organization. Sarah Shin currently serves as the Chief Diversity Officer for Cloudera where she specializes in strategic ideation, organizational design, business transformation, program management, change management, coaching, learning, diversity, inclusion, & high performing teams. Prior to her role at Cloudera, she has served in numerous HR and Inclusion roles for companies such as, Apple, Leapfrog, Albertsons and more. This is a fascinating conversation! Enjoy! 3:46 Jeanie introduces Sarah Shin & Sarah describes herself 5:18 Sarah's take on the back to work vs work from home dilemma 8:13 What Sarah is learning and hearing during the pandemic as it relates to the workplace10:04 How Sarah's organization has been encouraging their employees to unplug and refresh during the pandemic12:15 What Sarah does to regularly check the pulse within her organization13:10 The need for Employee-Centered Companies19:19 Creating a safer space for Brainstorming & Ideation through diversity 23:17 A look into the future of the workplace26:50 How Sarah encourages shifts in thinking 28:32 Sarah shares her journey and current realizations 31:19 Best practices and take aways around returning to work The views and opinions expressed in this episode are those of the interviewee and do not reflect the views and opinions of Cloudera.Connect with Sarah Shin:https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarah-shin-24ab165/ Subscribe: Warriors At Work PodcastsWebsite: www.Jeaniecoomber.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/986666321719033/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jeanie_coomber/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/jeanie_coomberLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeanie-coomber-90973b4/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbMZ2HyNNyPoeCSqKClBC_w

Daily Joke
Three Dead Engines & Never Play Leapfrog With A Unicorn

Daily Joke

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 0:26


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MMA Fighting
UFC Vegas 39 Preview Show: Could Dern Leapfrog Esparza In Strawweight Title Picture?

MMA Fighting

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 58:02


Mackenzie Dern and Marina Rodriguez will battle it out in the main event of UFC Vegas 39, but could a title shot against the winner of the upcoming Rose Namajunas vs. Zhang Weili fight at UFC 268 be at stake? MMA Fighting's Mike Heck, Jose Youngs and Alexander K. Lee discuss that, as well as the top storylines ahead of Saturday's fight card at the APEX. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow José Youngs: @JoseYoungs Follow Alexander K. Lee: @AlexanderKLee Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

MMA Fighting
UFC Vegas 39 Preview Show: Could Dern Leapfrog Esparza In Strawweight Title Picture?

MMA Fighting

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 58:02


Mackenzie Dern and Marina Rodriguez will battle it out in the main event of UFC Vegas 39, but could a title shot against the winner of the upcoming Rose Namajunas vs. Zhang Weili fight at UFC 268 be at stake? MMA Fighting's Mike Heck, Jose Youngs and Alexander K. Lee discuss that, as well as the top storylines ahead of Saturday's fight card at the APEX. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow José Youngs: @JoseYoungs Follow Alexander K. Lee: @AlexanderKLee Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Afrobility: Africa Tech & Business
#39: BIMA (Milvik) - How the HealthTech company is providing insurance & medical services across emerging markets

Afrobility: Africa Tech & Business

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2021 117:09


Overview: Today, we're going to talk about BIMA - the HealthTech insurance company. We'll explore BIMA's story across 6 areas: African Health care status & context Helium Health founding and early history Fundraising & Growth Product & monetization strategy Competitive positioning & potential exit options Overall outlook. This episode was recorded on Oct 3, 2021 Companies discussed: BIMA (Milvik), Kinnevik, LeapFrog investments, Allianz X (Allianz Group), Millicom, Digicel, China CreditEase, Jamii, M-Tiba, BlueWave, MicroEnsure & Gates Foundation Business concepts discussed: HealthTech (Healthcare technology), InsurTech (Insurance Technology), Telco partnership, geographical expansion & Health policy Conversation highlights: (00:45) - Why we're talking about BIMA Health (05:15) - African Health care context (05:58) - Insurance context in Africa (28:58) - Founder background - Gustaf Agartson (35:40) - Fundraising and early growth (45:10) - BIMA Health traction- markets, users, etc (49:50) - Product , go-to-market and monetization strategy (1:05:38) - Geographical expansion (1:07:36) - Competition and options for exits, M&A (1:29:52) - Olumide's overall thoughts and outlook (1:37:05) - Bankole's overall thoughts and outlook (1:51:04) - Recommendations and small wins Olumide's recommendations & small wins: Recommendation: Vusi Thembekwayo (VT Podcast) episode Wealth & Wande Coal - Ololufe Small win: Noticed someone cited my MIT thesis on Smartphone Operating systems. Nice Other content: Life Expectancy stats (World Bank) Bankole's recommendations & small wins: Recommendation: Love Nwantiti by CKay & Everything is a Remix - Drill Sergeant Remix & Business Breakdowns Podcast - Sky Mavis Small win: Spent last weekend in Atlanta and Memphis visiting friends and family Other content: Africa Renewal - UN Listeners: We'd love to hear from you. Email info@afrobility.com with feedback! Founders: We'd love to hear about what you're working on, email us at info@afrobility.com Investors: We'd also love to link up with you to drive the ecosystem forward. Contact us at info@afrobility.com Join our insider mailing list where we get feedback on new episodes & find all episodes at Afrobility.com

Heart y Ovarios by Jessie Medina
Interview With Nathalie Molina Nino, founder, investor, and author of Leapfrog

Heart y Ovarios by Jessie Medina

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 32:14


About Nathalie: Nathalie Molina Niño is an entrepreneur, builder capitalist (at O³) and tech globalization veteran focused on high-growth businesses that benefit women and the planet. She is the author of LEAPFROG, The New Revolution for Women Entrepreneurs (Penguin Random House, Tarcher Perigee) and serves as a Venture Partner at Connectivity Capital Partners. Molina Niño launched her first tech startup at the age of twenty and is the co-founder of Entrepreneurs@Athena at the Athena Center for Leadership Studies of Barnard College at Columbia University. She spent 15 years advising organizations such as Disney, Microsoft, MTV, Mattel, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. During that time she co-led the launch and growth of a multinational technology globalization business with Lionbridge (NASDAQ: LIOX) into a $100M operation in 30+ countries. Molina Niño advises the WOCstar Fund, FullCycle, and BlueIO. She serves on the advisory board of the National Institute for Reproductive Health, WE NYC (Women Entrepreneurs NYC) and Vote, Run, Lead, was honored with Schneps' inaugural Women of Wall Street Awards for her influence in banking and finance and was named among People Magazine's 2019 most powerful Latinas. Prior to founding her previous venture, BRAVA Investments, Molina Niño launched Nely Galán's education venture, Self-Made, and stepped in as CRO of PowerToFly, the fastest growing hiring platform for women in tech and beyond. You can follow her @NathalieMolinaNino About our host Jessie: Jessie Medina is a social entrepreneur, speaker, podcast host, and creative. She is the founder of the womxn empowerment platform FEMX and feminine coworking and creative space FEMX Quarters (femxquarters.com). She is the host of the HeyDreamerPodcast! for Women Who Dream & Take Action, creator of the FEMX Summit, DreamFactory Mastermind Retreat, and serial entrepreneur. She's worked consulted for and spoken for brands like Adobe, Dove, Instagram, Toms, Microsoft, and Hundai among others. She's featured on Forbes, Entrepreneur, PBS, Medium, NBC, Fox, and more. Through FEMX, Jessie has impacted and supported hundreds of female entrepreneurs and creatives who are determined to design their dream life and business. On her free time, Jessie loves latin dancing, cooking, traveling, and spending time with loved ones. She's the proud dog mom of Coco, her partner in adventure and life. You can follow Jessie on Instagram @JessieMedinaOfficial or check out her website jessiemedina.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/heydreamer/message

Creative Shop Talk with Wendy Batten
76. Stop DIY'ing Your Business

Creative Shop Talk with Wendy Batten

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 22:41


Are you keeping yourself small? Are you DIY'ing your entire business? I was. Entrepreneurs have that mindset that we can figure it out ourselves. That's just the way we are wired. Throw in a creative spirit and drive - and well - we want to DIY it all. But in this episode, I want to share with you how you can think a little bit differently and create a massive impact on your business! Recently, I made the revelation that I was keeping myself small in an area of my business I wanted to grow. Over the past six months, I have been tweaking my website. When I had time, in between everything else. I know HOW, I just kept pushing it to the back burner. I found that I was frustrated that we were not making headway on that side of my business - and it was costing me time, money, and stress because I was trying to DIY it all… Then I was reminded of a great book: Who Not How by Dan Sullivan reiterates this mantra: "Just because we can doesn't mean we should." WHY was I doing this to myself? Which meant it was time to hire a team to help me with my website. I knew the ROI (return of investment) was going to be great. So I hired out and we're almost done with the entire revamp of a new website in less than 2 weeks. Those things in your business that you are forcing yourself to do, are out of your zone of genius, are really complicated, or are put off week after week… start thinking about hiring an expert that can help you take those tasks off your plate. Help you LEAPFROG into the next level. This goes for coaching too. If you are stuck, get unstuck and re-motivated, and back on track with the right support. LEAPFROG. Listen as I discuss various shop owner stories and how they added team members to their business and the success it brought them. They stopped trying to DIY their entire business and hired people to help them accelerate. Full show notes at https://wendybatten.com/episode-76/

Zero to Diamond Podcast
Leap-Frog Your Income Year Over Year Over Year

Zero to Diamond Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 11:57


Join thousands of agents in the fastest growing real estate coaching program in the world, Zero to Diamond, FOR FREE at http://zerotodiamond.com Subscribe to YouTube: http://youtube.com/rickycarruth Instagram: http://instagram.com/rickycarruth

Zero To Diamond Podcast
Leap-Frog Your Income Year Over Year Over Year

Zero To Diamond Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 11:57


Join thousands of agents in the fastest growing real estate coaching program in the world, Zero to Diamond, FOR FREE at http://zerotodiamond.com Subscribe to YouTube: http://youtube.com/rickycarruth Instagram: http://instagram.com/rickycarruth

Marking Out with My Girlfriend
Marking Out with My Girlfriend Sept 3, 2021 - Camp Leapfrog Trail Mixer

Marking Out with My Girlfriend

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 85:05


There's excitement in the air as Kat and Erin go over the upcoming, at time of recording, AEW All Out and Camp Leapfrog Trail Mixer shows!Want the uncut livestream? Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rq5Xstjh2NQ&t=2000sLooking for the recommended matches? They're right here: tinyurl.com/1di5pgjyWhat's this IWTV thing we keep talking about? Check out a free trial here with code SosesMedia https://www.iwtv.live/go/sosesmediaEpisodes of MOwMGF are recorded with a live Youtube audience on Friday nights at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWArtfL74VnIWeqqVP1aV7Q. Please follow us on twitter @Adorabold, @Katselesnya and @SosesMedia.Do you enjoy the content we make? Consider supporting us on PatreonPlease remember to rate and review us on your podcatcher of choice and tell your friends about the podcast!All music for the show was provided by Sounds Like an Earful. You can find more music for your creative projects at SoundsLikeAnEarful.com and patreon.com/soundslikeanearfulMarking Out with My Girlfriend is a production of Soses Media. Soses Media is an inclusive, queer women-owned media company that produces content by queer people.       ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★

Techstination
VTech brings mom and dad's tech to kids with cameras, watches and mobile devices

Techstination

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 2:01


Techstination, your destination for gadgets and gear.   I'm Fred Fishkin.      Vtech's new tech toys for kids includes a new KidiZoom Camera that prints photos at an affordable price.    The toymaker has had fun digital cameras on the market for kids for years…but the printing function…using inexpensive...

Talk Ten Tuesdays
An Explosive Topic: Rates Expected to Increase for PSIs 8, 11 and 14

Talk Ten Tuesdays

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 32:26


The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Patient Safety Indicators (PSIs) – which factor greatly into provider success with the Medicare Inpatient Quality Reporting, Leapfrog, and Maryland quality initiatives – were recently significantly updated for the 2021 fiscal year (FY).During the next live edition of Talk Ten Tuesdays, you'll learn why PSI 8, Hospital-acquired hip fracture; PSI 11, Postoperative respiratory failure; and PSI 14, Wound dehiscence rates are likely to increase at all facilities. What can you and your quality committees can do to mitigate these increases? What role will ICD-10-CM code Z66, Do not resuscitate, have with PSI 4, Death among surgical inpatients with serious treatable complications?To be featured during the weekly Internet radio broadcast will be how preoperative documentation workflows that address the newly revised FY 2021 Elixhauser model can go beyond accurately risk-adjusting the PSIs, but also compliantly add net revenue to your facility. Invite your quality teams to listen as Dr. James Kennedy analyzes this explosive topic.The live broadcast will also feature these other segments:Coding Report: Laurie Johnson, senior healthcare consultant with Revenue Cycle Solutions, LLC, will have the Talk Ten Tuesdays Coding Report, along with the broadcast's weekly Listeners Survey.News Desk: Timothy Powell, compliance expert and ICD10monitor national correspondent, will anchor the Talk Ten Tuesdays News Desk.TalkBack: Erica Remer, MD, founder and president of Erica Remer, MD, Inc., and Talk Ten Tuesdays co-host, will report on a subject that has caught her attention during her popular segment.Town Hall: Your questions will be answered live during this special interactive broadcast.

Harmony in the Home
115: Leapfrog Thoughts

Harmony in the Home

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 29:34


This week, I want to talk about leapfrog thoughts. I came up with this term to describe the leaps and bounds of an unmanaged mind imagining the worst-case scenarios, as I used to do when my children did things I thought were incorrect. I remember when I was teaching and the school provided YMCA pre-K daycare, I watched Lily from afar begging for the teacher to hold her and bawling her eyes out at 10:30 in the morning. My brain instantly jumped to “oh no, she's never going to be sociable, she's never going to go to prom!” In hindsight, that was a massive jump — a leap right over normal, rational conclusions about Lily's behavior, such as “this is normal for kids her age, because they haven't developed an internal Self yet and still rely on external validation, and many still need a lot of attention.” I only saw what I wanted to see, which was that Lily was not an extrovert like I was at her age. We want our kids to be like us because then we can relate to them — and then when they're NOT like us, instead of learning from them and growing from them and evolving from them, we try to mold them into this cookie cutter version of us. That's where some of the biggest conflict happens. As I have mentioned many times before, the human mind has an unconscious mind with 3 primitive objectives (seek pleasure, avoid pain, maximize efficiency in doing these two things), and the conscious mind of rational thought and decision-making is precariously overlaid on top of the unconscious hodgepodge. Leapfrog thoughts like “Lily is never going to go to prom” are very much a mark of the unmanaged unconscious mind at work. The good news is, once you're onto yourself, you can slow those thoughts down and play them out in your mind. Now, what does that mean? It means exactly what it sounds like. Go over that worst-case scenario. Confront it, analyze it, and challenge it. If you aren't leading by example and teaching your kids to be that way, they most likely won't end up in that scenario! And if despite your efforts they do stray from your ideal path, that's because it's their path and their experience. Your kids are going to have to visit the full gamut of life experiences, and that's how they'll figure their stuff out. As you rein in your leapfrog thoughts, make peace with the ever-present state of being, and accept the as-is, you will find that it is a happy way to live. You've got this! Subscribe on Apple! Subscribe on Android! Join my FREE parenting bootcamp! Let's Connect! Here's where you can find me: Learn more at https://www.coachingkelly.com. Find me on Instagram! Find me on Facebook!

Dungeons In Discord
Leap Frog/Red Rover, Red Rover, Can The Four Corps Come Over? (Episode 22) [No Place Like Nobrome Legacy]

Dungeons In Discord

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2021 90:19


Combat with some villagers?/The Four Corps follow up on a lead... --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/dungeonsindiscord/support

Teachers in Transition
Teachers in Transition - Episode 125 - Are You Excited About the New School Year Or Are You Dreading It?

Teachers in Transition

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 17:32


The time for going back to school is fast approaching for millions of teachers and students, and in fact, millions are already back in some parts of the country.I know we had all hoped that this year would be better than last, but because of COVID and the delta variant, it is already shaping up to be a bad year for kids and their teachers.This week, I wrote a post entitled, "Are You Excited About the Upcoming School Year? Or Are You Dreading It?" The link for the post is https://kittyboitnott.coachesconsole.com/newsletters/are-you-excited-about-the-upcoming-school-year--or-are-you-dreading-it-.html?modify=1&coach_preview=1.If you aren't anticipating going back with excitement and enthusiasm but feel a sense of dread instead, it may be time to start looking for something new to do with your life. It may be too late for this year, but you can start creating your exit plan now. The sooner the better.If you would like to talk about making a change, schedule a complimentary Discovery Session at https://teachersintransition.com/calendar.Also, I am offering a free, live Masterclass on August 19, 2021, at 7:00 PM EST on "How to Leapfrog from the K-12 Classroom Into a Brand New Career." If you would like to attend or have a friend who might be interested, feel free to share the registration link:  https://event.webinarjam.com/register/40/xo9xnhmr.I would love to see you there!

Teachers in Transition
Teachers in Transition - Episode 123 - The Difference Between Intention and Impulse When You Quit Your Job

Teachers in Transition

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2021 16:37


In a recent conversation with a prospective client, the topic of quitting one's job out of impulse as opposed to intention came up. Sometimes people quit their jobs in a moment of frustration or anger. That's fine if you have thought it through ahead of time and you have created a Plan B. You know how you will manage financially for the next few months while you job search. Because the average job search will take anywhere from 4 to 9 months--and that is everything goes relatively well.If you don't have the financial resources to get you through months of no paycheck, you may need to stick with the job you hate for a while longer, but you also need to be developing your Plan B now rather than later. You need to start figuring out what else you can do that you will enjoy and will compensate you properly. I offer a course called "Jumpstart Your Job Search 2.0 Program" that teaches everything you need to know about teachers and job hunting. And I am offering the Do-It-Yourself version of the program for only $297 or 4 equal payments of $77 each. You can access that program at https://boitnottcoach.samcart.com/products/jumpstart-your-job-search-20-program-diy-special/.I also offer other packages that provide help through email and group coaching with additional help as needed, but this is an affordable option for the teacher who doesn't have a lot of discretionary income to spend on career coaching.If you want to talk about what your various options are, take advantage of the complimentary Discovery Session I offer. You can sign up for a session at https://teachersintransition.com/calendar.If you have questions or thoughts you would like to email me, you may do that at kittyboitnott@gmail.com.And if you would like to attend my upcoming Masterclass on "How to Leapfrog from the K-12 Classroom into a Brand New Career," register here:  https://event.webinarjam.com/register/40/xo9xnhmr.

Automotive News Weekend Drive
July 28, 2021 | How Baraja plans to leapfrog its lidar rivals

Automotive News Weekend Drive

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2021 35:03


Federico Collarte, CEO of Australian lidar startup Baraja, says the company's spectrum-scan technology is solving more challenges than its competitors on the road to autonomy.

Influencer Business: A podcast by Trove
Jackie Thomson (@jtthomson) on when to partner with a PR firm and the value they provide for your brand

Influencer Business: A podcast by Trove

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2021 47:32


We're already nearly halfway through Season 5! Up until now, we've talked with content creators, product-based businesses, a social media strategy expert, and a director of influencer and brand partnerships at a major affiliate company. All amazing guests! And we're continuing that trend with today's guest. In this episode, we're sitting down with Jackie Thomson, a partner at Leapfrog PR to talk about what, exactly, a PR agency can do for brands and the value they bring to that partnership. We talk about:•  The multi-faceted, personalized PR approach Leapfrog implements•  The simple but very important questions to ask brands at the beginning of a partnership•  How long it takes to see the success of working with a PR firm and what that investment looks like•  How brands know they're ready to hire a PR firm like Leapfrog•  ..And so much more!Jackie has extensive experience and wide-ranging interest in fashion and lifestyle brands that drives Leapfrog's expertise in the fields of fashion, interiors, retail and wellness. She promotes both established brands and new talent, and through her wide network, adeptly organizes events that connect entrepreneurs, influencers and designers around the US. Beyond traditional PR, Jackie enjoys honing brand strategy, creating content for owned media and directing market positioning with long-term clients. For more on Jackie:@jtthomsonwww.leapfrogpr.comFor more about Trove: @trovebusiness www.trovebusiness.comFor more about Gush & Grow:@gushandgrowwww.gushandgrow.comA big thank you to our season's sponsor, CJ Affiliate (@cjnetwork)! CJ is the affiliate network of choice for influencers and content creators. Through CJ you can get direct access to over 4,000 top brands, with the support, tools, and data to make your dream partnerships a reality. Learn more at cj.com/trove.

Teachers in Transition
Teachers in Transition - Episode 121 - What to Do to Get a Job Search Back on Track

Teachers in Transition

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2021 15:48


If your job search isn't going as quickly or as smoothly as you wish it would or thought it would, you might want to take a look at what is holding you back.Do you have a resume that speaks to the job you are applying for or for the job you are trying to leave? If you don't use the right amount of keywords from the job description in your resume and cover letter, you're going to run into problems.You also need to be careful about applying for any old job you see that you think you "might like" instead of being strategic and laser-focused on the job you want moving forward. You may need help, so consider enrolling in the DIY Jumpstart Your Job Search 2.0 Program to learn everything you need to know about the job search process and how to set yourself up for success. Or you may benefit from sitting in on the Masterclass I just recorded recently on "How to Leapfrog from the K-12 Classroom Into the Career of Your Dreams."If you have questions about anything offered in today's episode, email Kitty at kittyboitnott@gmail.com. She will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Entrepreneurs on Fire
How to Leverage Business Tectonic Shifts to Leapfrog our Competitors with Nathan Gwilliam

Entrepreneurs on Fire

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2021 25:20


Nathan Gwilliam is a serial entrepreneur who created and sold 3 digital ventures. He is the host of the Monetization Nation blog, podcast, and YouTube channel. Created and run Adoption.com. TEDx speaker. #digitalmonetizer Top 3 Value Bombs: 1. One of the ways we can identify and leverage tectonic shifts is to follow content and media channels talking about these shifts. 2. Passion marketing is identifying what our ideal customers are most passionate about. What are those highest level passions that drive the lives of your customers? 3. There are so many "good" choices that being good is not good enough anymore. Figure out how to make your business a top priority so you can stand out against other options. Learn more about Passion Marketing by downloading a FREE e-book from Nathan - Passion Marketing Sponsors: BrandCrowd: Take control of your business's branding with BrandCrowd. Get 55% off your logo at BrandCrowd.com/fire! ZipRecruiter: When you post a job on ZipRecruiter, their matching technology finds qualified candidates and invites them to apply! Try it for free at ZipRecruiter.com/fire.

Alexa Entrepreneurs On Fire
How to Leverage Business Tectonic Shifts to Leapfrog our Competitors with Nathan Gwilliam

Alexa Entrepreneurs On Fire

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2021 25:20


Nathan Gwilliam is a serial entrepreneur who created and sold 3 digital ventures. He is the host of the Monetization Nation blog, podcast, and YouTube channel. Created and run Adoption.com. TEDx speaker. #digitalmonetizer Top 3 Value Bombs: 1. One of the ways we can identify and leverage tectonic shifts is to follow content and media channels talking about these shifts. 2. Passion marketing is identifying what our ideal customers are most passionate about. What are those highest level passions that drive the lives of your customers? 3. There are so many "good" choices that being good is not good enough anymore. Figure out how to make your business a top priority so you can stand out against other options. Learn more about Passion Marketing by downloading a FREE e-book from Nathan - Passion Marketing Sponsors: BrandCrowd: Take control of your business's branding with BrandCrowd. Get 55% off your logo at BrandCrowd.com/fire! ZipRecruiter: When you post a job on ZipRecruiter, their matching technology finds qualified candidates and invites them to apply! Try it for free at ZipRecruiter.com/fire.

ConversationsRadio
S2-E103 Emma Berman

ConversationsRadio

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2021 56:36


7/14/2021 We were very fortunate to have voiceover artist/actress Emma Berman join Mike and cohost, actress Taylor Paige Henderson join us on ConversationsRadio Ep.103! Emma stars as the voice of 'Giulia Marcovaldo' in Disney Pixar's 'Luca' and has been on cloud nine since booking this dream role. Directed by Enrico Casarosa, this animated feature is set on the Italian Riviera in Portoroso. Sea monsters , Vespas, pasta and more, Luca is amazing and is currently streaming on DisneyPlus. Look for it on Blu-Ray and digital release August 3rd, 2021! Emma, born and raised in San Francisco, has embraced the arts and remained active in the Bay Area musical theatre community. Her resume' is impressive and Berman always wows her audience when she's on stage. In additional to her role in 'Luca' Emma Berman's early credits include voiceover work for a number of Leapfrog educational products. She is also the voice of 'Winifred Wings' in Netflix's 'Go! Go! Carson' - an animated series based on the VTECH toy line. Emma has projects in the works and is well on her way to a wonderful voiceover arts career. Her homepage is www.emmajberman.com/ You can follow Emma Berman on Instgram @EmmaJBerman Enjoy the podcast!

Keep or Kut
K ꓘ 20: Stat Targets and Leapfrog

Keep or Kut

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2021 60:38


Pete Ball (@PeteBBaseball) and Chad Young (@chadyoung) identify some players you can acquire to help you out in HR, SB, and saves, then turn their attention to some of the most exciting players this season. Chad and Pete each pick three guys and tell you who they have leapfrogged in dynasty/keeper rankings thanks to their hot 2021 seasons. Plus an Ottoneu question of the day that is sure to inspire debate. Join Pitcher List Plus and get an ad-free website and access to the Pitcher List Discord community, while supporting the podcast. Timestamps 1:50 - What's up with Hyun Jin Ryu? 7:47 - Diving into trade and free agent targets for HR, SB, and Saves 8:40 - Power Targets: Josh Bell, Hunter Renfroe, Harold Ramirez, Maikel Franco 18:35 - Speed Targets: Akil Baddoo, Garrett Hampson, Jarren Duran, Tommy Edman, Dylan Moore, and Myles Straw 25:10 - Save Targets - Jose Alvarado, Gregory Soto, Daniel Bard, Amir Garrett 32:00 - Let's play a little game of leapfrog: Which players from one tier pre-season have leapfrogged guys a tier or more ahead of them? 32:39 - From outside the top 200, into the keeper conversation: Hunter Renfroe and Bryan Reynolds over Max Kepler 39:19 - Busting into the top 50: Jake Cronenworth over Jeff McNeil; and Carlos Rodon over Pablo Lopez, Julio Urias, and others 44:27 - Climbing the top 50:  Brandon Woodruff over everyone (except DeGrom...and maybe Cole); and Bo Bichette over Francisco Lindor and Trevor Story 50:42 - Ottoneu Question of the Day: If you were drafting today, what three players would you put the highest prices on in an Ottoneu FanGraphs points league? Get PL+ and join our community: https://pitcherlist.com/plus

Exposing Mold
Episode 19 - Healthcare Risks and Patient Advocacy with Dr. John James

Exposing Mold

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2021 68:45


Exposing Mold - Episode 19 - Healthcare Risks and Patient Advocacy with Dr. John James Dr. John T. James earned his Ph.D. in pathology from the  University of Maryland School of Medicine in 1981. He has been a Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology since 1986, and has spent 25 years as NASA's Chief Toxicologist. Prior to that, he worked 8 years studying chemical warfare defense at the Chemical Research and Development Center in Aberdeen Maryland. He retired in early 2014 to spend full efforts on improving patient safety by being an advocate and activist due to the death of his 19-year old son that resulted from uninformed and unethical medical care by cardiologists in Waco, TX. As a result of this tragic incident, he started, “Patient Safety America,” an organization dedicated to educating ordinary citizens about overuse, misuse, and underuse of medical services and about healthcare risks. Dr. James is an affiliate of the Consumers Union Safe Patient Project, which has become the Patient Safety Action Network, was a member of the State of Texas Healthcare Acquired Infection and Preventable Adverse Event Advisory Panel (2010-2015) was a Project Leader for the Healthcare Justice and Patient Safety Grant from the General Board of Church and Society of the United Methodist Church (2013-2015)and also served on expert panels by the National Quality Forum, Leapfrog, and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. He has also been an invited speaker to many Patient Advocacy forums and has won a plethora of awards for his pivotal work.  In addition he has written the book, “A Sea of Broken Hearts” to teach others the importance of being their own patient advocate to mitigate medical errors. He has written or contributed to more than 100 scientific and technical papers and more than a dozen book chapters. He lives in Clear Lake, Texas with his wife and enjoys fishing, running, and church mission trips. In this episode, listeners learn the importance of patient advocacy to minimize harm from the medical system.  If you've been affected by mold and want to contribute to our efforts, visit our Patreon or GoFundMe page to donate today.Patreon - patreon.com/exposingmoldGoFundMe - gofund.me/daf1233eWe understand the huge financial loss mold causes. You can do your part by Liking, Sharing, Commenting, and Subscribing to our content. We need your support to raise awareness of this devastating illness so that people can get the help they deserve.Transcript:English - https://bit.ly/3jCzBZy Spanish -  https://bit.ly/3wbvt5nClick here to obtain this show's resources page.  https://bit.ly/3yoDTYv Find us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YoutubeSupport the show (https://www.gofund.me/daf1233e)

PWPonderings Indie Wrestling Podcast
Janai Kai Exclusive Interview Discussing Enjoy Wrestling, Camp Leapfrog, CFU & More

PWPonderings Indie Wrestling Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2021 24:02


James Lascuola is back again with another interview! This week, James sits down with Tae Kwon Do black belt and one half of YoKai, Janai Kai. She talks about her experience at GCW's Bloodsport, Camp Leapfrog, and her upcoming matches for Enjoy Wrestling, Combat Fights Unlimited, and more!

Tornado Tag Podcast
Tornado Tag Podcast #99 Camp Leapfrog

Tornado Tag Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 8, 2021 127:39


https://independentwrestling.tv/ https://www.facebook.com/independentwrestling https://www.facebook.com/CampLeapfrog https://www.facebook.com/HighTensionHTW Thanks to our sponsor Abaddon Studios Abaddon Tattoo Studio UNIQUE. PROFESSIONAL. EXPERIENCE. Nestled in the small town of Pine Grove, Pennsylvania, we provide high-quality tattoos and piercings in a relaxed, professional, and sterile environment. (570) 345-3511 Website: Abaddonstudio.com https://www.facebook.com/AbaddonStudio https://www.instagram.com/abaddon_studio/ Support us on Patreon and Merch. Also, follow us on all social media by using the links below Tornado Tag Podcast Links: https://linktr.ee/TornadoTagPodcast IWEP Network Links https://linktr.ee/IwepNetwork Intro Music Billy Tray https://www.facebook.com/billy.tray.35/about https://www.twitch.tv/thvtbillykid/about https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_aSgUj1AaWbPRt_Zio9JzQ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tornadotagpodcast/message

Montana Public Radio News
Report Cards Are In For Montana’s Hospitals

Montana Public Radio News

Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2021 1:50


Last week, several Montana hospitals were graded on patient outcomes and safety measures by the nonprofit group Leapfrog. Most hospitals scored well, but other Leapfrog grades show room for improvement.

Growth to Freedom™ - Transform Your Life, Business, and Relationships with Clarity, Confidence, and Direction
Leapfrog: The Key to Get to Your Dream 50 Clients | Dr. Jeremy Weisz | 320

Growth to Freedom™ - Transform Your Life, Business, and Relationships with Clarity, Confidence, and Direction

Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2021 21:32


Dr. Jeremy Weisz is the Co-founder of Rise25, a done-for-you podcast service that helps B2B businesses generate more clients, ROI, and strategic partnerships. At Rise25, his mission is to connect more entrepreneurs and business owners with their “Dream 100” prospects and referral partners.  Dr. Weisz is also the Founder of InspiredInsider, where he interviews successful and inspirational founders and CEOs about the journey and challenges of building a business. Dr. Weisz also continues to run his own chiropractic and massage facility in downtown Chicago. In this episode… Are you looking for a genuine and effortless way to generate your dream 20, 50, or 100 clients? While it may sound too good to be true, Dr. Jeremy Weisz has cultivated the perfect method for not only connecting with your dream clients, but also transforming them into loyal advocates for your brand.  According to Dr. Weisz, doing business with your dream clients comes down to one thing: relationship capital. By developing strong relationships with the thought leaders in your industry, you create new opportunities for valuable business partnerships and referrals. And, as Dr. Weisz says, it’s as easy as sending a text or email to someone who is already in your network. So, what are Dr. Weisz’s tips for developing professional relationships into your next business breakthrough?  Join Dan Kuschell in this episode of Growth to Freedom as he sits down with Dr. Jeremy Weisz, the Co-founder of Rise25, to talk about how you can generate your dream 50 clients starting today. Discover Dr. Weisz’s simple method for building relationship capital, why he always leads with a giving mindset, and the easy action you can take right now to start forming new connections in your industry. Stay tuned for more!

The Tom Ferry Podcast Experience
3 Proven Listing Strategies to Model in Your Own Market – And Leapfrog Your Competition!

The Tom Ferry Podcast Experience

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2021 40:19


Today’s Tom Ferry Podcast Experience gives you a sneak peek inside our BluePrint event from back in March! For this particular segment, I assembled a panel of three expert listing agents – and they didn’t hold back. In fact, they revealed many of their best secrets for getting listings in today’s ultra-competitive marketplace, and you can hear it all on today’s episode. Catch tips from Oklahoma’s Edna Kimble, Karl Phillips from the Atlanta area, and Claudia Cornejo of Herndon, VA, including: ·     How to get the inside scoop in your neighborhood ·     How to dominate Expireds through text messaging ·     Social media strategies to maximize engagement and create listing success And more! If listings are as difficult to find in your market as they are most places, this is one episode you can’t afford to miss.

The Jason & Scot Show - E-Commerce And Retail News

EP261 - Benedict Evans Benedict Evans (@BenedictEvans) has been a VC, an operator, consultant and an investment banker.  His VC career includes a five year stint as partner at Andreessen Horowitz. He know lives in London, where he publishes an excellent weekly newsletter “What mattered in tech this week?“, a podcast “Another Podcast“, and some epic annual presentations, such as this years “The Great Unbundling.” You can find all things Benedict Evans at his website. He’s one of the most thoughtful people in the commerce industry, so we tried to cover a lot a ground in this broad ranging conversation. http://jasonandscot.com Join your hosts Jason "Retailgeek" Goldberg, Chief Commerce Strategy Officer at Publicis, and Scot Wingo, CEO of GetSpiffy and Co-Founder of ChannelAdvisor as they discuss the latest news and trends in the world of e-commerce and digital shopper marketing. Episode 261 of the Jason & Scot show was recorded live on Wednesday April 21, 2021. Transcript Jason: [0:24] Welcome to the Jason and Scott show this is episode a 261 being recorded on Wednesday April 21st 2021 that’s a lot of twenty ones I’m your host Jason retailgeek Goldberg and as usual I’m here with your co-host Scot Wingo. Scot: [0:41] Hey Jason and welcome back Jason Scott show listeners Jason this week on the show we have a really exciting guest he’s a renaissance man of sorts, he’s been a VC an operator a consultant and an investment banker. You and I love his annual Mega presentations that dig into various Tech Trends and he also has a awesome Weekly Newsletter that I highly recommend called What mattered and Tech this week. Listeners please welcome Benedict Evans to the Jason and Scot show. Jason: [1:12] Hey Benedict we are thrilled to have you, it’s and it’s a it’s creating a special occasion for us I rarely get to talk to Scott during daylight hours but but because of your time zone we’re talking in the middle of the day it’s fun. Benedict: [1:29] Cool well it’s good to hear you listen to the podcast so especially the ones about statistic so it’s always good to chat about this stuff. Jason: [1:36] You you are like one of eight listeners that enjoy my Deep – in statistics. Benedict: [1:42] Well it’s a former Equity analyst like I want to know what the number is I’m not happy with saying like so statista I want to know where is a number from and what is it what does it mean. Jason: [1:52] Yeah there’s there’s I feel like I thread this really fine line the overwhelming majority of people don’t want to be overwhelmed with the numbers and then the eight people that are interested in the numbers I’m always nervous are going to realize that my numbers are wrong so it does it seems like it’s a very narrow audience of like you know my mom that’s willing to to take my content exactly as is but enough about me Scott gave some of the highlights but can you walk us through your career a little bit Benedict and how you got an interest in all this stuff. Benedict: [2:19] Sure sir so I did a degree in history I went into Investment Banking as a sell-side equity analyst so, write research about mobile operators back when mobile networks were amazing and exciting Dynamic growth companies, and then I went and worked in strategy and BD in media and telecoms companies for a while and then as a consultant advising, media Telecom technology companies and then from 2014 to 2019 and a 2019, I work for Andreessen Horowitz which is a venture capital firm in Silicon Valley with sort of 15 billion dollars under management that invests in, people making new companies sometimes actually around e-commerce mostly around software to help other people do e-commerce but my other things say invested in instacart. [3:14] And then at the beginning of last year I decided to move back to London and do my own thing and so, instead of picking up some things I’d already been doing so I have a Weekly Newsletter with sort of Water by notes for the week and I have a website where I write about stuff and I do a big as you said like a big presentation, and so I’ve been doing that for the last sort of 18 months or so which is kind of an interesting just in its own right of you know what is it like to. Try and do content in a world where suddenly you can’t meet everybody and yet on the other hand suddenly everybody on Earth is willing to meet you by video. Jason: [3:53] Yeah and I would argue also can seemingly consuming more content. Benedict: [3:57] It is yeah I mean it’s an interim we can maybe go into this later but I had this sort of interesting moment a couple weeks ago when I was asked to speak at a conference in September in Zurich. And I thought actually that’s a choice now because in 2019 you either went or you didn’t do the business. And in 2020 it had to be video. And now it’s a question should that be video or should I go there and why would I go there do I want to go to Zurich with a be a benefit to me to meeting lots of people at the event should I hang around after I present it, and we’re now I think just thought of trying to work out what all of that means in lots of different spheres whether it’s you know remote work or e-commerce or, put a TV all kinds of different questions as we kind of we’ve had this of 18 months of forced experiment where everybody has to try working from home and are ordering everything on the web we inquire networks going to settle. Jason: [4:53] I know for sure I think that experiment is still ongoing because I’m like you I’m starting to get these, these optional in-person invites and it’s very unclear, what my criteria needs to be for those so still still sort of sorting it out I am I’m fascinated you you moved back to the UK not too long before the pandemic right was it. Benedict: [5:20] Yeah well I was sort of Fed Up of living in a city with no museums or art galleries or interesting shops and then of course I landed straight into the lock down saying like my timing wasn’t kind of wasn’t ideal you know so it’s a line from airplane you know I picked the wrong year today okay. Jason: [5:36] Yeah and to give listeners an idea of your standards you move from San Francisco like they might have thought you just moved from like like Bozeman Montana or something but like by us standards that’s on the high end of culture so yeah. Benedict: [5:50] Yeah that’s what they tell themselves a lot. Jason: [5:52] Yo I yeah I’m not disputing it just just stating the fact and I am I am mildly concerned for you because I do feel like moving to the UK has one significant disadvantage you went from a place where your, accent like automatically conveys credibility and authority to a place where you’re just another dude with a newsletter. Benedict: [6:15] This is true yes coffee accent doesn’t really come across in the newsletter it is into the icy day she works by twice in that sort of our over a certain level and like any Foreigner I think. Sort of automatically gets attributed a greater intelligence it’s like well if you manage to move and come here you must know stuff, so you like Americans in Britain generally regarded as being sort of feeble-minded but you know once they’ve got a job then they regarded as well they must know something. Jason: [6:40] Yeah my strategy is to move to Australia because I feel like that’s the one place where I could sound reasonable. Benedict: [6:46] I could work it could work. Scot: [6:48] You don’t drink enough for Australian the but they do have Starbucks you okay, a couple of follow-ups on your career when you were at Andreessen Horowitz what was your did you have a focus area or were you more of a generalist. Benedict: [7:03] Well so I think well so it’s your choice on says so when I went smartphones with a thing. And I’ve been talking a lot about smartphones along interesting I was talking about this with somebody the other day I’ve been talking a lot about smartphones in public online along with her instead of you. Um do you may know. And the sort of the interesting thing was that sort of both of us were people who came from the industry and knew how to do the analysis and how to make the charts and were allowed to talk about it in public, so there’s lots of people in investment Banks or Nakia or apple he knew all this but couldn’t talk about it in public and they’re also people who are interested but like didn’t know that, Nokia published quarterly unit shipments on the investor relations website. And so then but and so what I sort of built up with profile a publishing stuff online because I had a job I was a consultant I was freed and so I could say stuff in public since I was mad I was a small thing going. Certain point small things stop being interesting because it happened. [8:05] 90% of the developed world has a smartphone now four and a half billion people adults a five and a half in adults on Earth had a smartphone is not interesting anymore it’s like talking about Broadband adoption in like 2010 like we get it happened. And I think there’s a sort of a general point there in Tech that the point that you understand something is generally the point that it’s time to start looking for something else. It’s kind of the point that it’s become boring and you know it’s not what’s the important where the important questions are and say there was a time when that was no PCS in the 90s. If a PC thing with it going to be interactive TV well that it’s not being an interesting conversation same with smartphones like it happened absol’s happened what next and so, for one axis that becomes well let’s think about machine learning and crypto and a regulation, on another it let’s think about what my old boss Marc Andreessen called software is eating World which you’ve basically what happens when four five billion people are online. What happens with mass mass internet adoption, um which is kind of like it’s like being in like 1950 or 1960 and saying well like the last 50 years was how does everybody get a car and what is a car what is a car company in the next 50 years is with Donald’s and Walmart is what happens when everyone has a car. So you could kind of say well that’s sort of where we are in Tech now by the last 50 or 60 years is how does everyone get a computer and the next 50 years is well what happens because of that or whatever it is I suppose what I’m getting at is like the questions just keep changing. [9:32] So when I was there I was looking at smartphones now I don’t really look at smartphones very much. Scot: [9:39] And then you know it’s interesting if I understand you’re you’re doing some ice on LinkedIn you’re doing some work with some investors, that looks kind of like part-time it seems like your full-time gig is really kind of being part of the crater economy is that is that a fair characterization. Benedict: [9:57] No I suppose so yeah so maybe I was I had an mft I’ve all I left row when I started a sent out a newsletter in like 2013. It’s a bit like you know the joke that you know I didn’t realize I was doing machine learning I thought I was just making if statements in Excel I didn’t know it was a neural network and it’s not going to say I didn’t know I was making an end of T I thought I just sent his letter, and so yeah I suppose I am, yes I mean in the sense of poetry because I supposed to do only with some portion of what I do is actually. Selling content in some form some portion of it is you know more conventional speaking and talking and working with people in passing or by Zoom so you know I give presentations I spend sort of a day a week as a venture partner with a London firm called mosaic which invests in you know series AC stage software companies in Europe and that’s fairly convert straightforward Venture Capital but I do a bunch of different things. [11:00] Yeah I’m not sure if that was consciously a reference or not but there’s certainly a connection in there somewhere. Scot: [11:06] Only like five of our listeners got that Joe and I was one of them all right let’s let’s jump into one of our favorite topics which is e-commerce, you know so maybe I know we’ve had some interesting Twitter conversations of the impact of covid on e-commerce and, one of Jason’s favorite graphs is that one that shows that we’ve like almost tripled our adoption here in the United States which he yeah I’m joking his he takes offense at that, but what have you seen so you went you had this interesting perspective of you kind of know the US market and then now you’ve been there and UK / London what are you seeing as far as e-commerce impact during covid. Benedict: [11:49] Well so several different observations one of them is we actually have pretty good data for the US and the UK much less good data for the rest of your ordinary much harder to get and harder to compare. Um second observation would be the UK and Europe in general had a much stronger lockdown in the US, the US have service strong lock down in some places but not kind of nationally whereas the UK basically shut down for the last three months. [12:19] Um and third observation is whatever you make of that the u.s. went from sort of 16% to sort of a bit over 20 percent penetration if you exclude gasoline and restaurants and things. Um on the same basis that UK went from 20% to 30% and has been sort of bouncing around a bit had a second lockdown but in the UK is sort of stabilizing it about 30%, um most of the rest of Europe was three to five years behind, the UK and this is old joke that when the apocalypse comes you want to be in France because everything happens five years later there and that’s kind of sort of kind of what happens in Tech, type the French kind of ruling class the French newspaper reading class has suddenly discovered Amazon and having all the kind of moral panics we were having about Amazon like five years ago, um like there’s a data from eurostat they don’t have penetration data but they do have usage data and in 2019 I think only about 38 39 percent of all Italians made any online purchase at all. [13:21] So you’ve got this very wide spread across Europe of adoption and basically the UK and like the small Northern so you know this candies Belgium Netherlands and so on, ahead, of the USA Southern your big you at the big European countries I like 5 years behind the USA but of course the lockdown has been this sort of catalyst to make everybody at least try this stuff and Pull It Forward, um the other number is in the if you exclude grocery which is sort of you know a third of retail sales or something. So if you exclude grocery sales and look at everything else in the UK it’s now 40 percent e-commerce so. We’re now at this sort of point where it’s no longer a segment or even you know some if it will even for a long time it was something that some people did for some things and now it’s something everyone does for everything, but you’ll now it is real Tipping Point where you’re having kind of a lot of major retailers disappear or move radically pullback. And a lot of people asking her what is this going to look like what is the world of physical retail even going to be as we come out of this. I feel like that’s probably I mean I didn’t have the US Direct us UK comparison, clearly like us department stores in things a bit in long-term decline but I don’t think the u.s. is at the stage of like 40% of the mall is gone. Jason: [14:47] Yeah it’s fascinating the like I’d be curious to unpackage just a little bit like so and and these aren’t perfect numbers but rough numbers for for conversation purposes if you kind of use the same definition of retailgeek, um the u.s. is going to have about 25% e-commerce penetration versus I’ve seen 35 to 40 in the UK so so I think it clearly is. Is wildly ahead right in my mind there are three things going on there I can in both countries there’s. There’s a lockdown impact and prove your point the lockdown played out differently and in the u.s. it, spread out very differently just depending on where you lived but there’s hey we’re all getting less clothes and what clothes we do get were way more likely to get online stuff like that right so. The there’s a / stored impact which I do think is unique to the us like we. [15:41] 4X the amount of stores per capita in the u.s. that you had in UK so there was there was a long overdue correction and the covid-19 impetus for that that correction and then there is, I think at the moment a fundamental difference to how, people in the United Kingdom and people in the US get groceries digitally like the the UK was far in advance of the u.s. in terms of digital grocery adoption, before the pandemic so in the u.s. there was this huge thing over half the population tried ordering bananas online for the first time ever, um and while I’m sure there was some cohort of new new grocery Shoppers in UK as well it was. It was less and part of me thinks like fundamentally, the UK is an island with much greater density like you like the bananas like we call it it’s ironic that we call it shipping because the bananas don’t have to get on a boat to go like anything that there’s not a ship involved in the UK very often, the. Benedict: [16:45] This is a couple’s this is I mean it’s interesting stuff in here because well so two things to say one of them is so yes the UK will sort of five percent online grocery penetration. And no actually growing that fast I mean you got to 5% in a straight line since about 2000 basically. And it went ten percent more or less overnight and stayed there, and it’s still a now it’s gone up a little bit more in rent into the second lockdown I should say incidentally for all of these numbers this is not being distorted by the fact the total retail sales went down so this is after total retail sales went back up to the same level it’s still at that high level, so UK went from 5% to 10% I think the u.s. is sort of half that at most, um the other question I was thinking all these how much variation is there in the USA to your point about density if we were doing this analysis for New England or for California, would this look different with the numbers be higher I mean I don’t know I think the BLS is just started doing some numbers but. There’s I wonder how much the u.s. let the lower u.s. penetration is skewed by the flyover states if I’m allowed to call it that. Jason: [17:55] Yeah absolutely and I haven’t seen definitive data but my sense so a very, interesting distinction the overwhelming majority of digital grocery in the u.s. is curbside pickup, so we all think of the milk getting deliver to the house but but something like 80% of all the digital grocery orders in the US are a customer going to a store and picking up all their bags in the parking lot instead of, having them delivered and that’s largely because of the unit economics just don’t work in most of the u.s. neighborhoods. Benedict: [18:28] Is the density point was the you you know I’m sort of sitting in my hat and it’s my study looking out of the window in the city of, I’m in an Edwardian you know looks like it’s not like Brooklyn but it’s you know only Edwardian by bedroom houses and there’s you know practically cues of do grocery delivery van sometimes, all I mean that’s part of the point is that the UK retail industry is just much more competitive than the US and retail industry which you thought of gets hidden by the fact that the US has lots of supermarkets but they will kind of regionally dominant, Lucy UK there’s like five supermarkets I can shop from from here. [19:06] Five different chains and so there is a Tesco truck and a car do truck a Safeway truck and the sainsbury truck. Going down the street twice a day every day and they all these custom-built refrigerator trucks. And so that they know that degree of density does change things I think the other thing that’s happening right now it’s sort of goes onto a kind of a broader point is there’s now a wave of sort of one and two hour guy on the back of a bike grocery delivery startups one of them is his Turkish company called get ear or get GOI cottonwoods called now there’s like three of them, and they’re all based on basically dark stores in light industrial areas around residential areas. Um and it’s guys on bikes bringing you to bought a bottle of milk a pack of Pastor a bottle of olive oil and you know whatever they can fit in the bike and it’s sort of topping up the bay so you do the big weekly shop which might move to delivery but then you’ve got this I need its a 50 pound, $75 spend top up which is also happening, and that’s also course about density and how often you need it and what you wanted to pay Logistics to that. Jason: [20:22] Yeah now it’s and that is fascinating like I feel like you’ve highlighted what to me is the next digital wave of grocery like the the first way like the the biggest money to be made is on these big shops right so if you can, win a bunch of those customers that get 60 to 120 items, um in their cart like the unit economics are easier there and that’s in the u.s. certainly where all the big Grocers focused their attention, but you’re absolutely right like there’s a, a totally different mission that people use grocery stores and in the US the providers are heavily fragmented right so you’re going to go to Kroger Walmart or Albertsons to get your your big grocery shop but have you live in a, a urban city. [21:08] Probably going to a bodega to get a bagel or a coffee or or you know replenish the sugar you just ran out of right you like all those, those top-ups you know tend to get served by these smaller local grocery stores and now we’re seeing a boom in the in. E-commerce for those those top up so here in the US we’ve got go puff which is kind of a, purpose-built delivery Network that really focuses on that top up and then you have folks like door – that grew up in meal delivery trying to kind of move over into that does Top-Up missions as well so it’s, that’s going to be interesting in the UK is that are they the same providers that are doing the top ups and. Benedict: [21:52] The different know the different companies well so yes or no so some of the supermarkets have that Top-Up thing as well because what the supermarkets have done in the UK over the last 20 years is that created what they call a Metro format, which is sort of like a bodega size store that it’s open 24 hours and it’s right and it’s got a limited and will limited selection, but it’s you know it’s a double it’s two or three shopfronts wide, and it’s it’s a Tesco Metro it’s the same speeds Metro and so they’re using those as endpoints for a guy on a bike at the same time, I mean the other interesting thing there you know just talking about door – is the number from Uber last week. That they would like a think a 30 billion dollar run rate on rides and now fifty two billion dollar runway on ubereats, one of the things we’ll sort of sort of to kind of Link think sort of things in here one of these want I should have one of the points I wanted made in the presentation I did in January with that instead of thinking about e-commerce by product category and saying well books are different from makeup which are different from shoes which are different from. I don’t know like consumer electronics which are different from something else instead you should split it into Parcels versus delivery versus bikes. [23:11] And so on that basis is everything that can go into a brown cardboard box which is basically the airway Amazon sees the world and everything that can’t, which is either a refrigerated truck or you go to the grocery store or it gets brought to you on a on the back of a bike. Um and in that category you basically have Grocery and restaurant, looking at the numbers I mean I kind of struggled with for mentioned numbers earlier I got wildly conflicting numbers based on which research I looked at but it looked like something like a third to a half of us restaurant spending is actually takeout or delivery anyway and like was before the internet. Jason: [23:50] Yeah my number is it was close to 50 before and and was like well over 70 of Court off Prem was well over 70 during the pandemic. Benedict: [23:58] Yeah and I think like the interesting General thing I was thinking about this is a like split e-commerce into can it be a cardboard box or a bike or truck, oh collection but the other thing I was thinking is like if you just forget about e-commerce for a minute and you kind of ask the question well why is it that you buy a pint of milk, from a completely different kind of store from a bed or couch why does he care I have a giant store in the edge of town and Walmart have a giant store in the edge of town and the bodega doesn’t, the night we know the answer but like if you kinds of systematized that it’s like there’s like an algebra, of cost per square foot how urgently you need it how willing the far you’re willing to go how often you need it how big the inventory is you know add 20 more criteria that get you like a kind of a multi-dimensional scatter plot of, aquella versus a department store versus a high-end Boutique versus a bodega versus. Pick 10 all the retail categories and sort of what the internet does is it’s kind of like it adds three ways. [25:01] And so it enables a whole class of new kind of retailers so like it’s like freeways and cars enable big box retail for the sake of argument and enable the different kind of Supermarket where you can fill up your car as opposed to having it carried home. And the internet like adds a whole bunch more criteria in the same way to that whole Logistics question. Which gets you both to my point like the one our grocery delivery versus a weekly shop and it gets you that question do I go there or do they come here and what do I pay on each side. Which is another way of saying like maybe instead of saying the internet is completely new we should say this is just like another wave of change in retail. Scot: [25:38] Yeah yeah I agree with that Framing and it’s interesting, so it wouldn’t be a Jason Scott show if we didn’t talk a little bit about Amazon and I noticed you didn’t mention them as one of the trucks coming to your neighborhood makes me so they just basically ceded the UK grocery delivery space. Benedict: [25:55] They do but they’re not in grocery delivery so they of course so there’s I mean it’s the sort of someone was saying what’s the you know the children’s game where you ring the doorbell and run away what do you call that that’s called parcel Force. Did one of the career firms here. And so yeah there is an explosion in the other so say they were the refrigerator trucks which are all the supermarket’s plus a car do. And then there are parcel trucks which are a whole other bunch of companies so it’s dpd it’s making supposed to office and it’s dpd and it’s Amazon and it’s a couple of other things but that’s sort of basically the story, um but it’s just a whole other hold on the model there is existing in powder. Scot: [26:43] Dude so Amazon’s pretty dominant there in the UK and obviously in the US doing really well do you see anything slowing them down or how do they fit into that framework you just lay down. Benedict: [26:54] So I think well I’d sort of propose maybe another framework so so I think like the way I always have to talk about Amazon is you know this cliché that e-commerce has infinite shelf space and I said that’s not quite right for Amazon and Amazon has one shelf that’s infinitely long. And so everything they sell has to fit onto the same shelf and be sold in exactly the same way through exactly the same website and exactly the same Majestics in the same kind of boxes. And the like the story of the last 20 25 years is converting more and more product categories to discover people are willing to buy it like that. [27:31] Where you know start with books but it turns out there’s an awful lot of other categories that you wouldn’t have thought people would buy like that it turns out they are willing to buy like that, um and then the other side of e-commerce is yes people will buy it online but not like that. So you need a completely different web experience different kind of recommendation or service, for you need to have free returns or it needs to be hand-delivered or whatever it is but it needs to be something other than the Amazon commodity logistic model. And so I mean you see this in the kind of the market share, that you know they’re also to people who are under the impression that e-commerce is 75 percent of retail and the Amazon is a hundred and ten percent of that but of course it isn’t, um you know Adams and his goal sort of seven or eight percent of us retail it’s got a bit less than half of depending on how you count it instead of it’s got sort of 4045 percent of u.s. e-commerce and it’s kind of the same in Britain, um Maybe a bit higher Court member rather unsurprisingly you look at the share in lockdown and the the online-only retailers share went down as a show of e-commerce but there’s a whole other question a lot well what are the other ways of buying this, which I would think you know basically you never the what’s old is new and Amazon is the new Walmart and Amazon Walmart converted a whole bunch of stuff into Walmart. [28:54] And Amazon is converting a whole bunch of stuff into Amazon but it doesn’t follow that everything becomes that. Scot: [29:01] What are some of the other modes so you mentioned like Uber Eats and food delivery which is kind of a different mode what are some of the other modes that you’re seeing. Benedict: [29:10] Well so I think I mean just this is mechanistically there’s parcel and then there’s truck brings it to you there’s you go and get it and then there’s guy on a bike, we just don’t like the kid on bike brings it to you there’s also sort of orthogonal to that the set of so that’s a very Silicon Valley word but same sort of next to that you’ve got like, I should say societal next to sound clever you’ve also got like free returns, for subscriptions or subscriptions where you get 10 things that you don’t know what we don’t know what you’re going to get and so there’s lots of different kind of merchandising and retailing models. Um that are quite distinct from the Amazon merchandising in retailing model which is like you know whatever you know you can have any color you want as long as it’s black. Scot: [30:02] I do so one that that we’ve been following closely is live streaming which is kind of caught fire in China, but as you know some of these things they kind of catch fire in China and they stay in China they don’t so like you know what I would call chat Commerce as a big thing in China hasn’t really kind of made it out there do you see live stream becoming one of those are you seeing any evidence of that like in your. Benedict: [30:24] So I think a lot of people trying it so it’s clearly on everyone’s experiment list for this year will it work I don’t know. I mean I think this is like the general puzzle I have looking at China which again is sort of on my list to write about I read about it as a column in my newsletter but I should write about it again it’s like sometimes I feel. [30:45] So this is what we’re saying this so like I started Mike when I started my career I’m mobile internet was everyone was very excited about mobile internet if it didn’t actually exist anywhere except in Japan. The Japanese operators that launched this thing called I’m out and equivalents of I made which was a phone that had a packet-switched network and an internet connection and it was unmetered, when I was submitted a comment anyway it was cheap and they had an app store and you could look at stuff on your phone and you have like a big not even color screen but it’s like a big screen with lots of text, he was a mate and they were like millions of people using this and the chart was going up into the right and it was amazing and they were kind of to sort of lessons from this the first is that I made turned out to be a dead end it wasn’t actually the future. The second was that you couldn’t actually find out what was going on except like a third hand because you couldn’t use the product yourself you couldn’t read the language. [31:40] You couldn’t read the, like discussion of it by informed people because it was all in Japanese you couldn’t go there because it was like $5,000 to go there and even if you did go there you still couldn’t use the product if you want a Japanese resident you can buy the phone so everything was sort of a third hand, and you tear this stuff about this amazing stuff that was happening in Japan you would quite know okay is that actually what’s happening and be what predictive value does that have, easy like I don’t know it’s like you go to a country another country on holiday and you see a retailer that you think that’s really cool I wish we had that at home a bender but you know it wouldn’t work. Like you couldn’t take that retailer on just do it in LA and expect it to work. [32:17] And which is still the thing I should have wonder if I look at it all the other this is repairable to this in Tokyo chit China we sighs how much of this is put how much of this is being accurately described in the first place. Jason: [32:29] Yeah. Benedict: [32:30] Because that was the whole problem with like the whole bot thing to in four years ago everyone said oh we chat is amazing and it’s all about Bots and Chinese people said like no it isn’t it’s not about possible. And the other piece is like how predictive is this how much of this is about Japanese the Chinese market structure and LeapFrog in traditional retail and like five other criteria about how that market is set up and it wouldn’t necessarily work here. And maybe the third step is which is one of the things I think is interesting about Clubhouse is is it that you take that core concept but you do it in a complete different way. So Clubhouse looks a lot like stuff that was happening in Japan so in China a couple of years ago a bit in a little bit it’s also completely Americanized. It doesn’t have 800 things on the screen and you know it’s not that visual overload that you get with two European eyes looks like that’s how that’s how European see Chinese apps are like oh my God there’s so much stuff on the screen but it has tipping and subscription and it’s not add based in the same way and you pay for content. And so I think that’s like a generalized thing I wonder if I look at all of this stuff in China you have like eight or nine hundred million people you have a huge number or smartphones you have a huge number of entrepreneurs scrambling over each other frenzied Innovation creation copying of every kind of course is going to be amazing ideas coming out of there. But it’s a big jump to go from that to look at one particular company and say well that will work here. Jason: [33:56] Yeah it’s interesting as you’re explaining it like I’m also thinking like I noticed there’s a very often a fishtail version of this to write that the. The real numbers that were already impressive in China for you know some like different behaviors than we see here, keep getting Amplified every time someone tells the story so I you know live streaming Commerce is 70% of all Commerce in China and you know WeChat is 50% of all Commerce in China and all these things that are like objectively not true. Benedict: [34:26] Yeah and you can tell. Jason: [34:27] Yeah and I. Benedict: [34:29] Is there anyone can make up any old bollocks about what’s happening in China and people will believe it. Jason: [34:33] Man yeah and toll recently and you know I was desperate to understand these real experiences and so I have a lot of Chinese co-workers and I there were super patient with me, sort of like annotating screenshots from from various apps and things but, to your point like it was impossible for me to experience, are we pay for example right because you you literally need a Chinese bank that an American citizen could not get like that very recently is not true but like all of those digital wallets were, not available the westerners and when you take digital wallets out of all of these ecosystems the experiences wildly different. Benedict: [35:15] Yeah is actually a which is to my point exactly like trying to understand I made 20 years ago. Jason: [35:22] Yeah yeah. Benedict: [35:23] Literally be like looking at pictures and stuff and stuffing stuff through Google translate if that even existed then and try to work out how this works. Jason: [35:32] Yep I’ve sat in a number of meetings at Best Buy when we’re talking about if we should have a web browser and using the wildly successful I’m owed example but yeah so I do want to, half pivot I guess still on Amazon another topic that comes up a lot and I know you you have a strong perspective on it is this whole notion of Amazon private label and and you’ve done some some awesome writing that Scott and I have both enjoyed talking about you know what a, a miraculous new invention private label is since Amazon invented it a few few weeks ago and what is potential implications are an antitrust can you kind of. Give us your primer there. Benedict: [36:17] Yeah well sorry I was kind of interesting so. This is kind of Trope of attacking tech companies where you say you idiot you invented the thing that already existed so people looked at Lyft line and said you invented buses. [36:29] And the funny thing is when people complain about private label by reaction is you can back congratulations you invented retailing. Because this is book that I kind of talked about quite often by Zola, from the 19th century called Bonner did and happiness of women which is basically a novel about the creation of Bon Marche and it’s equation of department stores in the nine 1860s 1870s. And the central character instantly turns a Draper’s shop into a department store through force of will over like 10 years and there’s highlight pages and pages in this book about return on Capital and stop days. [37:08] Um and working capital and he invents lost leaders, and there’s like two pages where his staff is saying but we’re losing money on every yard of this and he says yes I know that’s the point and he invents free returns. And of course and fix prices if you can’t have a discount until you’ve got a fixed price and free returns and catalogs, and meanwhile the the shopkeepers on the other side of the street as saying like have you seen what that Maniac is doing he’s selling hats and gloves in the same shop he’s got no morals it’s indecent. And you read this thing and it’s like this is people describing hours this is Amazon you know this is this person who’s creating this different way of packaging up all this business and selling it in different ways and innovating furiously on every different aspect of it but one of the points is that the thing that he’s selling is a loss leader is private label fabric. [38:01] And you kind of you you go and you look it and it’s maybe this is a point about you know UK versus American retail like I never would have occurred to me that you wouldn’t know the supermarkets are full of private later product. And you go and look at the history of this and like the FTC wrote this like a hundred page report in the early 30s on chain store private label brands. [38:22] And guess what it’s like a quarter of all these girl sales in the US are private label brands in the early 30s and so I think the sort of the interesting thing here is to say look. This is the stuff that you were describing. At the most basic level has been part of retail 450 years every retailer does his most weed hairless do it way more than Amazon it’s like one or two or three percent of Amazon sales it’s 20 to 30 percent of sales and most retailers you’ve heard of except for the Gap where it’s a hundred percent but you know how I’ll get Macy’s Wal-Mart it’s 10 20 30 % of cells. And so so the question here is like is it that you just didn’t know this happened and you’re shocked and astonished to have find out about it. [39:07] Is it somehow different when Amazon does it. And of course it’s different in some sense because like Amazon is in a supermarket but is it different in some kind of meaningful sense because like yes of course they have scale they do so there’s Walmart, yes of course they look at the data of what selling in their store yes well done so does every other retailer they have computers do they know what they sell. He’s a they’re looking at what you’re searching for but not buying and that’s a different kind of data to the data the Walmart has well maybe. But how him how big a deal is that as opposed to the fact that they’re just competing with their suppliers like all retailers. Case is actually just a moral Panic is it that you had no idea this existed you’re shocked to discover and you think it’s amazing in the evil because you think Amazon is amazing evil. I’m always a genuinely something different about the way that Amazon does this that matters. Um or of course do you think that all our retailers should be stopped from doing this. And you can say that but you do have to understand that that’s like a third across K you’ve just band. [40:14] So I think those are the sort of the interesting questions of course they intersect with a kind of a joke that Berman made earlier that there are people who think that Amazon is sort of like 45 50 75 percent of American retail so you do actually have to understand their Amazon is roughly the size is the same size as Walmart, no it doesn’t have a monopoly. But then it does have a monopoly in certain very specific areas you know there are certain businesses where I’m as an only is the only Channel not just in private label but you know it works. Does that person have a does that person have Market dominant dominant does Amazon have market dominance in grocery obviously not his it have market dominance in books obviously. Jason: [40:51] Yeah no it’s super interesting and it’s funny I was. I found myself in a mild Twitter feud on this topic this week that I had to retreat from, because I sort of made the same point you did that you know hey Amazon has like one percent penetration and you know 25 to 50 is not is not uncommon so Amazon’s the worst private-label her in the history of retail at the moment. And then you know we were talking about the various categories of private label and and I pointed out that the interesting thing to me are the, desirable unique products that retailers are starting to invent that our own Brands right and so I use that Target has a bunch of good examples of this like cat and Jack is their apparel brand, but my hypothesis was. Like arguably the most successful version of this recently is the as I hit mute the Alexa the you know which is essentially a private label product that that Amazon invented and a bunch of people in Twitter like push back in there like, that that’s not a private label product that’s something you know Amazon invented the the whole category while I can. I don’t know I might go so Amazon invented the Bluetooth speaker that’s interesting but but you. Benedict: [42:06] Reporting invented the clock radio. Jason: [42:08] Exactly and so but but I did really like you know is there a way in which they did an interesting mashup and that unlocked you know huge demand sure right like I’m it’s an impressive product but it’s, at that whole Space is super interesting and the same people that are pushing back and going like oh this is you know uncompetitive unfair Behavior, certainly enjoy their Kirkland 5 pound bags of nuts and they certainly enjoy their Alexa and you know you go back, the history of retail retail started out as the the product inventor selling their own product right like wholesale is is a much newer invention. Benedict: [42:45] Yeah I mean I think the. So to specific in a general points is specific point is I think the interesting thing about Amazon Marketplace is that if you are super thoughtful Innovative creative sort of regulator if that’s not in any sense an oxymoron. You would propose that Amazon be obliged to provide wholesale access to its Logistics and it’s e-commerce. Like if that’s your view think Amazon is a monopoly or anything Z Amazon is guilty of Market abuse what’s your remedy well they have to provide wholesale access to the logistics and website and guess what they do in fact that 60% of the business. From and I think the the interesting sort of General point. Is here and this is sort of a point I might sort of what Emily talking about regulation is like. [43:34] The the kind of the eye-catching hand-waving sloganeering stuff generally falls apart when you start asking questions so like let’s break up Google, okay into what and what problem does that solve YouTube is still YouTube it still doesn’t have any competition let’s break up Facebook okay that doesn’t stop teenage girls looking at self-harm content on Instagram those are different kinds of problem. The stuff is going to hurt is regulating where the buy box can appear around Marketplace. It’s you know regulating the price that Amazon charges for shipping, from Marketplace and in the same way it’s going to be no the at the hey antitrust off that’s going to hurt is going to be digging deep inside the mechanics of the ad marketplaces, and finding some Loosely worded email and finding Google ten billion dollars and making them sell double-click. No it’s not that doesn’t make a great book title that takes 20 minutes to explain what the fuck just happened if I’m allowed to say that case 20 minutes did it’s a staff that takes 20 minutes to explain what happened and turns out to be 15% of Google’s profits, that’s where I think most of the regulatory staff will actually bite. Scot: [44:49] I know we’re running up against time and we want to be we’re thankful that you took time out of your schedule to talk to us the I didn’t want to end without talking about just kind of at a macro sense your latest Mega presentation was around great unbundling, so maybe tease listeners with kind of what is that and maybe one example of something coming out of the Great unbundling. Benedict: [45:13] You know it’s always kind of a challenge to you know talk about what’s happening in what’s changing in tech for either more than one minute or less than two hours. Um because you can either say look everything’s going to be software or you can all you got off and you spend an hour and a half talking about what’s happening in Indonesia you know like and digital transformation and all kinds of other stuff that I didn’t even mention, um I think the kind of the cool thing that I wanted to talk about was and this is great and I started with this quote from one of the owners of Kraft Heinz where he said I’m a terrified dinosaur I thought I was in a world of kind of efficiency and old Brands and profit maximization and now suddenly everything’s being disrupted. [45:51] And I think you can kind of generalize this to like everything in retail and e-commerce is clearly breaking apart and no one knows what the new stability will look like. Meanwhile because you have this completely different channel that totally changes everything in cpg everything in brand everything in consumer product because suddenly the way that you sell it completely changes and that creates all sorts of different kinds of competition a different kinds of product. And then third very obviously the whole world of advertising is breaking apart like Google and Facebook between them and now probably half or more of total us advertising. Maybe more I’ll remember the number now and say like this this we’ve gone from this world of basically creativity and telling stories to being data. And meanwhile that place doesn’t have ads and so like the whole world of brand has changed the whole other retailers changing the whole world of after I think it’s changing and of course TV as well is complete completely broken apartment and you know where the show is going to be what channel the channel is going to be one of the aggregate is going to be and in all of these things the kind of the model it’s like you used to have this very clearly defined go-to-market where you have the people who made things and the people who are aggregated and sold it and now that’s all been broken apart, all the people who used to sell to aggregators whether that’s TV companies or retailers or any kind of data market and now like okay well we’ve got completely different aggregators and also maybe we should be going Direct. [47:19] And ever wants to customer relationship. Most of those companies however most consumer brands are actually not consumer businesses they’ve never they don’t actually sell makeup they sell trucks full of makeup. To warm up or 240 and they’ve never actually been a b2c business. Um and now suddenly they all need to think about whether they should be a b2c business and if not what are all the new b2c businesses that will completely take over their Channel, and what how much data they should have and what they should do with their data and what all of this means and so this is great quote from great Jim Barksdale from like 25 years ago there’s only two ways to make money in business bundling and unbundling. And what’s happening now is like everything across brand retail consumer products advertising TV is being unbundled. And it’s going to get re bundled at some point in some ways but we don’t know what. Scot: [48:08] Yeah I find myself I’ve got 20 subscriptions right to all these different things so now I need someone to do aggregate that for me where I unplugged my cable thing because it got too expensive but I’m spending just as much but now I’m having to manage 20 subscriptions. Benedict: [48:22] Yeah exactly I said it was with the point earlier it’s like the remaking of retail around the freeway or the remaking of retail around electricity and around elevators and department stores you know it’s another of these sort of generational resets of how all of this stuff works. And like all the cars are thrown up in the air no nose with a little girl and not everybody is going to have a DC business in five years time and that applies in Hollywood as much as it does in. Cereal. Scot: [48:52] Yeah and then it’s kind of fun to think through so in the world of e-commerce all these brands are going direct which is interesting and but then you know from a consumer standpoint where does it stop because you don’t want to go to 80 different websites to get that one brand you know to the extreme example you know there’s a benefit to the grocery store of having one place that has all these brands aggregated, so We’re kind of in an unbundling phase and then I wonder is there a new model that comes along and is the bundling or does Amazon kind of become the bundle or do you have a point of view on where that goes. Benedict: [49:26] So I think clearly you know it’s a different way to think about this and one of them is clearly not everyone’s going to be able to go to Road and a lot of stuff will collapse back in I think the way that WWF, WWE wrestling people rolled back into a bundle with interesting because you would think that would be a standalone brand that would be able to do that and they decided didn’t work Disney can. Um Sony can’t like insanely build its own direct-to-consumer subscription video business probably not so what a Sony Pictures do. Um says a lot of those sort of questions I think there’s a sort of a subtext within this and maybe another layer in this is I had this wrote this things that are four five years ago that I called lists of the new search. And I she showed a slide to accompany the other day and I had a picture on the one hand of Macy’s from my 1910 you know the store the biggest store in the world, on the other hand there’s a store in Tokyo that just sells one book. [50:23] They change it once a week and they’ve got a table piled of copies and they’ll tell you about the book and the kind of the question is like how do you find a product, see if you go to this store they only sell one book so that you don’t have a discovery problem but you’ve got to know that the shore store exists which basically means either advertising or they’re paying rent in the right part of Tokyo and so the that part of Tokyo is the aggregator. Oh you can be in the multi-brand boutique and you’re not quite as hard to find but that Boutique has to find you and has to choose you and you still have to know about the boutique for you can be in Macy’s and then like okay you’re going to be a bit difficult to find that but you’re not going to unlike you to walk past that product now or you can be an Amazon and you’re one of however many hundred million schools and you’ll never like walk past it you have to know what you want. Um and so but if you’re in Amazon and you have to know then how do I know it exists while I read about it in Vogue or read about it in wallpaper or GQ or somewhere. And so this is sort of sense that like you can either be. This carefully curated thing but how do you find the curation or you can be in this vast thing that has everything but then how do you find it in the answer is well some other kind of curation but there’s like there’s not like an answer to that there’s just kind of a pendulum that swings back and forth. Jason: [51:36] Yeah it’s fascinating to me it’s I kind of putting a historical retail lens on it again like in a, in a earlier world when there were was a choice of three hammers to buy like you could bundle discovery of hammers with consideration of hammers and fulfillment of hammers right and that’s what independent hardware stores did and then the, the pianos of the world or the the Home Depot’s of the world said hey now there’s a hundred Hammers and it actually became way harder to, discover and pick a hammer because they did such a good job of bundling, fulfillment and distribution of all these hammers when Amazon makes 80,000 different hammers available, they can they simply cannot also be the point where you discover and decide on Hammers and so I actually think it’s. Bundling fulfillment in some of these things or purchasing some of these things has created new unbundling zuv, Discovery and so you know that’s an interesting space to me in Commerce right now is how how many. Products used to be discovered on the Shelf of a grocery store and are now being discovered in a tick tock video or whatever else. Benedict: [52:49] Yeah I mean I think a lot of this is Pop Culture which is to the point about you know we’ll live streaming work I don’t know that’s like saying well that new, my fashion magazine for teenage girls while I don’t know maybe, awesome but he knows a lot about that and it’s pop culture and its retailing and Merchandising it’s not really a technology question and it’s also I mean that you know the maybe another way of thinking about this is that like in, 1800 there was a very finite amount of product, there was also very limited number of customers you know number of people who are actually kind of consumers in any really meaningful sentence for fully like a couple of thousand people in each Country and then the Industrial Revolution happens and suddenly you have infinite product and you also have like many more consumers and then you have but you have the gatekeeper of the logistics on the retailing and the which is either the retailer or the media to tell you what bye, this is the bait The Gatekeepers are the newspapers and magazines on the one hand and the retailer on the other side and maybe the retail is whole set up behind them. Um so you have infinite product and customers but you have this gatekeeping function its activation function and now you know you don’t. [53:59] You know now it’s Google or its Amazon and Amazon has however many hunting a hundred million schools or its Alibaba and they said there’s infinite product and infinite choice. And that almost gets that gets you to the book store that only sells one book. I mean I remember years ago reading about it I denim store in Tokyo that was called not found because they didn’t want to show up in Google they wanted it to be impossible to find them in Google. [54:22] And you almost feel like there’s almost like an arts and crafts moment now we’re like in 1800 if you said I want something handmade that didn’t mean anything, in 1900 if you say I want something handmade that that becomes a very meaningful statement you know I want to step out of mass production and I sometimes feel like there’s a lot of different strands in, popular culture now that is sort of about stepping out of the fire hose he sort of what it serious as well isn’t it. That is what Instagram is getting at there’s a lot of sort of ways that are trying to get you a way as not just a search box it’s something else. Scot: [55:00] I remember the early days of etsy everyone thought they were crazy because the handmade category on eBay was like 20 million and they’re like can’t it’s not Venture back avoid the Tam isn’t big enough and now it’s like two billion dollars in GMB. Benedict: [55:12] Yeah well that’s like that guy who said that the time for Uber is taxi cabs like yeah I know. Scot: [55:19] What do you think about scooters Tam is walking do you buy the you buy that argument. Benedict: [55:23] I don’t know um there’s. Scot: [55:26] Are they a thing in London or is London. Benedict: [55:40] This is clearly a shift in electric changing what that can mean, and changing the practicality of that and massively broadening that and there’s a shift instead of popular consensus around what road should look like which means that scooters and bikes can become much safer and much more practical. Um How big is a scooter and a bike has some practicality in that like it’s you know you can fold it up so it doesn’t take the space that a bike the fall but whole bicycle does Maybe. You know I mean it is a business how big a business is everybody on earth going to have one I don’t know you know I couldn’t have used one to commute 35 miles a day to Menlo Park from San Francisco, um but I can certainly see that filling a segment. In the same way that like it’s I don’t know maybe it’s like being in like 1975 on the same do you think hatchback small cars are going to work. He wants his worlds for some people in some places. Jason: [56:37] It’s never really fulfilling answer though yeah. Benedict: [56:40] Yeah it’s the answer is sort of yes maybe for some people it’s never going to be like binary. Jason: [56:44] Depends exactly. Benedict: [56:47] Well this is I you know I studied history at University and I’m the master of my college Hugh trevor-roper of sort of famous for saying history teaches us nothing except that something will happen. It’s always different. Jason: [56:59] Yeah, hey I know we’re coming up on time maybe one one last question pivoting as far away from history as possible all this interesting Innovation is there anything in particular that you’re excited about for the future of Commerce like is there is there one of these Trends or technologies that you’re more more bullish on than others. Benedict: [57:19] Um I think there’s like a hole I hate this is such an overused term but it’s convenient there’s a sort of a Cambrian explosion in every kind of remote work every kind of video and collaboration and interaction we’re not in the same room and what do you do that it would be better than video. And there was also a Cambrian explosion, in every kind of sense of what would e-commerce be how would it work what does physical retail look like if it’s no longer the end point to a logistics chain so again a horrible word experiential huge amount of people thinking about retail is experience, events is experience what does it mean if the alternative if it’s if it’s always easier to get it by Amazon or to buy online what we what is the reason you create to go to the store. [58:07] If it’s easier to buy it on Amazon what’s the reason you create to put it on the website. If people aren’t buying that online what would you put what would you change what online experience would you create to change that, and I think the kind of the lockdown have been this sort of catalyst. Of just we maybe just like the realization like everyone is online everyone will buy anything online there is no product that people will not buy online if you can’t come up with the right experience and so we’ve got this sort of huge wave of innovation coming in the next year two years three years around working out what that means, is this like all the things that come off to zoom which is a bit like all the stuff that happened with voice after Skype, all the stuff that comes because out of that realization and it’s just going to be so many sort of interesting models in interesting ways of doing this. Jason: [59:02] Yeah that is interesting it’s. It’s going to be a fascinating area for all of us to live through that’s for sure I’m grateful we’re in a time of such such interesting and fascinating disruption, Benedict that’s going to be a great place to leave it because it’s happen again we have used up a perfectly good hour of our listeners time, as always if you have any questions or comments about the things we discussed on the show we’d love it if you’d leave us a comment on our Facebook page or hit us on our Twitter feed and for sure if you enjoyed this show we sure would appreciate if you jump on the iTunes and give us that five star review. Scot: [59:41] Benedict thanks for coming today if folks want to find you online you’re pretty much everywhere but what’s kind of the best Gateway that you folks. Benedict: [59:49] Well if you Google me my parents had good SEO so Benedict Evans will take you to my website which is Ben Evans been – evidence.com and there’s various sort of things you can do that. Scot: [59:59] Yeah yeah yeah I share that with you Jason does. Jason: [1:00:04] Yeah Scott Scott’s parents either had great SEO or were very bad spellers. Yeah or perhaps perhaps both but I really enjoyed the chat thanks so much we’ll put a link to your bananas in the show notes and until next time happy commercing!

Healthy Wealthy & Smart
533: Dr. Mike Reinold: Platform for AASPT President

Healthy Wealthy & Smart

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2021 26:08


In this episode, Co-Owner of Champion Physical Therapy and Performance, Dr. Mike Reinold, PT, DPT, talks about his platform in the running for President-Elect of the AASPT. Today, Mike talks about the ‘why’ behind his campaign, what he’s going to focus on as president, and how to make the academy more accessible and inclusive. What is Mike’s vision for the academy? Hear his thoughts on adding value to the academy members, his plans to provide networking and mentorship opportunities, and his advice for his younger self, all on today’s episode of The Healthy, Wealthy & Smart Podcast.   Key Takeaways “I’m going to judge my success of leading the academy, if in the end of my term, you clearly asked the members ‘why are you a member of the AASPT?’ And they have a very clear and distinct answer.“ “The most important thing we need to do right now is to re-brainstorm the mission and the vision of the academy to make sure that we’re doing one thing: we’re focused on the goals and objectives of the members.” “I’m pretty certain at this point that everything I’ve accomplished in my career is because I specialised. You need to start general, but if there’s something you’re passionate about, every second of down time you have, learn how to be the best at that. Just be absolutely amazing at something.”   More about Mike Reinold Mike Reinold, PT, DPT, SCS, ATC, CSCS, C-PS is a world renowned and award-winning clinician, researcher, and educator. As a physical therapist, athletic training, and strength and conditioning coach, he specializes in all aspects of sports performance and rehabilitation. Mike is currently the Co-Founder of Champion PT and Performance, in Boston, MA, and Senior Medical Advisor for the Chicago White Sox after years of working at prestigious institutions like the American Sports Medicine Institute, Massachusetts General Hospital, and as Head Athletic Trainer and Physical Therapist for the Boston Red Sox. He has authored dozens of publications, lectured at national conferences, and has an educational website and podcast at MikeReinold.com.   Suggested Keywords AASPT, Physiotherapy, Research, PT, Health, Therapy, Healthcare, Education, Mentoring, Training, Networking, Sport, Athletics, Election,   To learn more, follow Mike at: Website:          https://mikereinold.com Facebook:       Mike Reinold Instagram:       @mikereinold Twitter:            @mikereinold YouTube:        Mike Reinold LinkedIn:         Mike Reinold   Subscribe to Healthy, Wealthy & Smart: Website:                      https://podcast.healthywealthysmart.com Apple Podcasts:          https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/healthy-wealthy-smart/id532717264 Spotify:                        https://open.spotify.com/show/6ELmKwE4mSZXBB8TiQvp73 SoundCloud:               https://soundcloud.com/healthywealthysmart Stitcher:                       https://www.stitcher.com/show/healthy-wealthy-smart iHeart Radio:               https://www.iheart.com/podcast/263-healthy-wealthy-smart-27628927   Read the Full Transcript:  Speaker 1 (00:01): Hey, Mike, welcome to the podcast. Happy to have you on. Speaker 2 (00:04): Hey, Karen, how's it going? Thanks again for for having me on your amazing podcast. I F I F I, I remember being on in the past Speaker 1 (00:13): So long ago. Yes. It has been a long time, but here we are. We're back. Speaker 2 (00:18): That's what happens when we, when we're, we're both veterans we'll, we'll call it. We're both veterans. We, we, we did this in the past, but, but yeah, no, honestly, like big kudos to you for keeping this going and doing such an amazing job with it. Thanks for having Speaker 1 (00:31): Any time. And we'll talk about your podcast a little later, but now, you know what it's like to be cranking out episodes on a weekly basis, right. Speaker 2 (00:39): And staying up with it, right. It's like, it's a way of life now for us. Speaker 1 (00:43): It is, it is. That's why there's like a hashtag podcast life, I think on Instagram or something. It's, it's a thing. It's a thing. So today you're here because you are running for the president elect position for the American Academy of sports, physical therapy. So I wanted to have you on to talk about why you're running and what your platform is and what you hope to do if elected. So let's start with, what is the why behind your running. Speaker 2 (01:13): And I love that. That's how you started this off, because that's how I start everything off. Right. If we don't establish our why, right. Like what's the point of even coming out. But a lot of people, they, they, they don't focus on the end. Right. They focus on just doing the day to day. So I love that you started off with a Y so I'll, I'll be honest with you. This is something I've been thinking about probably for the last, I don't know, several years or so. I never felt that it was the right time for me. I've had a lot of my mentors pushing me to, to run in the past and the past elections. And yeah, I mean, trust me, it's really humbling to know that the majority of past presidents of the Academy are all pushing me to run and, and kind of, you know, it's really an honor to be nominated by them, right. Speaker 2 (02:03): Like, you know, Mike boy, Kevin Willett, George Davies, Tim Tyler. I mean, it's Melissa gigantic of past presidents that were kind of nudging me to do it, but I was resistant for awhile. And I think that was a good thing because at that point in my career, I don't think I was ready. And I don't think I would've, I would've done the Academy justice for what it needed. Right. So I was kind of resistant for awhile. You know, I, I started a private practice. I have like four jobs, right? Like we all do, right. Like to an extent, you know, I'm flying, you know, to, to work with the white Sox. I, you know, private practice doing all these things with the educational stuff. So for me, it was always like, it wasn't the right time, but things have changed a little bit. Speaker 2 (02:44): And I humbly say this now. And I, I really came to this conclusion the last couple of years of my career. I, I really believe I'm on the descent. Right. And don't you think at some point in time, it's, it's all it's about, okay. I am now on the decent portion of my career and I've completely changed my focus on trying to help others succeed. And I can't wait to see the people that I work with surpassing me. Right. Leapfrog me just like we did, like when we were 20 years ago in our career. Right. And that, that kind of point. So I got, so my why right now is that I am completely shifted towards more of a leader right. In a leadership type position with my career. So both educational, both with my, my companies and with the organizations I worked for that, I thought it was a great time to do this so awesome that I've been getting nudged by, you know, such, such amazing people, but I didn't feel it was right until, until now. And I think now I have the time I have the energy, I have a little bit of the head space to now be able to, to focus on this and it's time to give back and it's time to help the next generation. So that's my why. Speaker 1 (03:56): Yeah. And that's, I think it's really important for anyone listening. If you are thinking about being of service, whether that be to something, to a section or whatever you want to call them Academy of the AP TA that, you know, you have the head space and the time. Right. Because you just don't want to be saying, yeah, sure, sure. I'll do this. I'll do that. And then guess what, what happens if you get elected and you don't have this space, you don't have the time. Well, that's just not the way to, to enter into, be of service to others. And like you said, you're at that point in your career, at least it sounds like what I got from what you said, that you really want to be of service to others, that you've kind of, you're, you're content, you're happy within your career and probably the time of your life and everything else that you can now do this for others. Speaker 2 (04:48): Right. And, and I'm, I'm very eager. Right. I had a lot of good mentors in my career that helped open doors for me, but don't get me wrong. Like we need to be the one stepping through those doors. You have to have the energy and the effort to do that. Right. But for me, it's about opening doors for others. Right. And I saw how much the Academy helped me early in my career, and I really kind of want to do that. Right. And you know, it's funny, Mike Delaney and I were just talking about those. So Mike's running for vice-president right now as well. So I'm myself for president him for vice-president. And we are so similar with our, our beliefs and everything that we have, that we were like, let's team up to try to, to do this. So that way we can really give back and help. Speaker 2 (05:29): And we both said this. We said, if, if we don't get elected at this point in time, we actually think that our time, our window will pass. Right. At that point in time, we'll probably be in our fifties. Right. And I am not sure that we would be the right people to lead the Academy at that time, because we want to still be relevant. We still have students. We still work with like clinicians and educate all, all around the country, the world, right. Where we still are in touch with them. I'm not sure if I would be the right leader six years from now or seven years from now, it was probably one of the next election. We would be open if I would be the right leader for that. I, I, I'm not sure. Maybe I would be more out of touch. So Mike and I both said, I think this is our window. If we're going to do it, it's probably now or never. Speaker 1 (06:14): Okay. So let's talk about your platform. What do you hope to accomplish as, as president, what are things that you really want to focus on? Speaker 2 (06:24): So I, again, I love, I love how you start with the why, and then, and then you talk about, you know, what you want to accomplish. I love that because to me, it's not, it's not about coming up with like a list of things I want to do. What I want to do is I want to flash forward six years or whatever it may be. Right. I hopefully would get reelected if I get elected the first time. Right? So we'll say three years to be conservative maybe, but flash forward. And what I want, what I want to know is I'm going to judge my success of leading the Academy. If in the end of my term, you clearly asked the members, why are you a member of the American Academy of sports, physical therapy? And they have a very clear and distinct answer, right? Speaker 2 (07:10): That to me is going to define my success. Because right now, the number one thing I'm hearing from people, both veterans in this field, people in the middle of their career, early career professionals, students, they, they ask, why should I join the Academy? They don't know what they get out of it. Right? And it's, it's one thing to just be a part of a group. But the question always is, what's the value? What am I going to get out of that? So that's how I'm going to judge our success as an executive committee at the end of this, is, is it very clear that we achieve the objective that you know, why? And I think the most important thing we need to do right now is I think we need to rebrand storm the mission and the vision of the Academy to make sure that we're doing one thing we're focused on the goals and objectives of the members. Speaker 2 (08:00): It's not about me, right? It's not about my ideas, my initiatives, what I want to get. It's not about me or my legacy to me, it's about what the members get out of it. And I think it's actually pretty simple. I, I looked on the website, I'm just trying to like dig out like the mission statement. Right. And it's very like corporate, right? Very like, like very about like, you know, advocacy and like, you know, making, you know, sports, physical therapy like prominent, right? I actually want to see the mission statement changed the simply the American Academy of sports, physical therapies here to help you specialize in sports, physical therapy, right? You are going to become a specialist now because we're not learning stuff like this in school, we shouldn't be learning stuff like this at school. It was very hard to be, to graduate as a new grad and be a very well-rounded proficient physical therapist. Speaker 2 (08:44): Right. But if you want to specialize, if you want the best education to learn everything you need about to become a sports physical therapist, if you want to stay cutting edge, right. If you want opportunities and networking, to be able to become part of this group. And more importantly, if you want mentorship with some of the best people out there, that is why you joined the Academy. And I know right now, a lot of people say that all the time is I'm not sure what the benefit of my membership is, and that's why people drop off. And that's why people don't renew is they're not getting enough out of the Academy. So that's what, that's what I want to achieve. And that's how I am going to grade our executive committee. If, if we do get elected is at the end of this, if it's very clear, have we achieved our mission, that the members know that our whole goal is to help them specialize in sports and to get a job in sports. Right. I think that's what people want in sports. That's a big, big things is an advanced orthopedics. This is sports it's different, right? So that that's, that's kinda, that's kind of what, what we hope to accomplish. Speaker 1 (09:47): And how, how would you go about doing that? What changes do you think need to happen to number one, help more people join the section? Cause I know it, it is hard, you know, I'm part of, I'm part of the sports section I joined a couple of years ago. I let my orthopedic one last. So I left the orthopedic and I joined sports. And I'm also involved in the private practice section. And I know it's something that we're always trying to think about in the private practice section is how can we get more people to join? What are we missing here? You know, how can we be more inclusive? So how can the sports section be more inclusive to get those people in, to get them from what it sounds like you're saying, mentorship, education, jobs and just fulfillment within your career. It sounds like Speaker 2 (10:40): Here, and this is what I think it is. The past leadership has been amazing. Right? And the stuff that even the current board has done in this last few years is really evolved, right? So there's tarnished take the next step with technology and all these other things. They're doing a really good job with that sort of thing. To me though, I, I really think we need to refresh just the vision a little bit. And I want to reevaluate all of our decisions in all of the things we provide. And just answer that simple question. Does this help you become either become or become a better sports physical therapist. Right. And I think, I think we need to take a step back. Sometimes it's not about what we think is cool or what we think is a list of objectives. It's about how do the memberships actually get value out of the Academy. Speaker 2 (11:26): And I think that's, that's the biggest thing we're going to do. So that's a little bit of the vision, but we're going to reevaluate everything, right. There's, you know, one of the big ones is education, right? One of the big ones education and staying current with, with research, right. So recently just in the last year or so the Academy got rid of one of the free benefits of being a member was access to the international journal of sports, physical therapy. And I think that was one of the biggest reasons why a lot of people were members, right. They got, they get access to a free, very well like established journal. Right. So they took that away from the membership a little bit. And again, I just wonder why, I mean, if the reason you join is to, to learn and stay current about being a sport, physical therapist, I don't want to take away benefits. Speaker 2 (12:11): Right? Like there's, there's gotta be a way we do that. Right. so I, I, you know, there's, there's, there's a ton of different avenues, right? Like you said, it's hard to go over this and just like a quick like kind of podcast, but I think it's about like networking opportunities. Cause it's all about who, you know, in this world. Right. But for me, it's about education and mentorship, right? We have some amazing clinicians that are part of this Academy that we need to learn from and that we need to go work with. Right. So we have residencies, we have fellowships. Those are great well-established things. Those are large, those are daunting, right? Like, like that's a big commitment, both time and finance for you to go do one of those things. We need to have more accessible opportunities, either online or shorter term, those types of things. Speaker 2 (12:56): I think we need to leverage, remember sports, physical therapy. That's where my background comes in. That's all I've done. My whole career is work with pro athletes and stuff. Right. Is how do you get a job in pro sports? How do you get a job in the MLB or the NBA or the NFL? Right. We need to leverage our, our connections. Like I'm friends with people in all these leagues, the PTs and all these leagues. And I've reached out to all of them. And I said, we need to start collaborating more. What if we have joint education sessions? What if we have mentorship opportunities where you come to spring training with me for eight weeks. Right. And who do you think is going to get a job when a physical therapy job opens up now in major league baseball, somebody that's just off the street with a good resume or somebody that's actually done a mentorship program with somebody already established. Speaker 2 (13:40): So that's part of the things that I think that's what I bring to the table is these connections and sports. And these are the things I've done. Like I, to me, I feel like I am I'm representative of the membership. I'm a clinician, you know, we treat our butts off. Right, right. And we're still working with people, you know, all the time we published clinical research, right. Impactful clinical research that have great implications that everybody wants to learn from. Right. We teach this to everybody after we publish it. Right. So we're on the trenches. We're working with the pro athletes. We're working with the collegiate athletes. Like I want to give people the opportunities that I've been fortunate to have. And I think that's a big part through networking, mentorship, education. I think those are the three big areas that are really push. Speaker 1 (14:24): And I really loved the mentoring aspect or Avenue of that. Especially like you said, maybe some online options and things like that. Obviously during COVID these things have become more and more prevalent, but I think it also does well for members who may be don't have, don't have the finances. They don't have the resources to let's say, even travel to a continuing education moment or even go to CSM. So I think to make things more accessible to all members or to people who want to become a member, right. Cause you may have someone out there is like, I'd really like, want to be part of the sports section. But man, I don't know if I can, like you said, do a residency or fellowship, which can be very expensive and time consuming or maybe they're a later in life PT and they have a family that they have to care for and they can't go off for 12 weeks or something like that. So I think to have those virtual options would be really great. And, and for me, I think it would be something that would really generate some interest in the section. Speaker 2 (15:38): Yeah. And that's my wheelhouse. Right. And that's what, that's what we did. I mean, it's funny. Like I stumbled into online education. Like I don't even like 12 years ago now. Right. Remember where the we're the old ones again, Karen. Right. I stumbled into that and have all these online courses now. And I did it for one simple reason. I was unable to travel around and teach. Right. Because I, I was now in getting a new baby. Yeah. Well, no, I was, no, that was before that I was in professional baseball. Right. So meaning like I worked 24 hours a day, seven days a week. I can't take a weekend off and be like, Hey, I know you guys have a game tonight, but I'm going to go teach a course in Louisiana. Right. Like they couldn't do that. So I got in that, but then yes, then you get you, and now you add family on top of that, right? Speaker 2 (16:23): Like, yeah, that's a big deal. So, so I started teaching online to kind of scratch that itch for myself, to keep giving back right. And sharing and educating and men that it's amazing how many people around the world you can touch by, by doing it online. And again, we need to catch up with that and just shows again, like, like, you know, the current state of even like the AP team totally. That they don't, they don't even have a way to a good, solid way to be able to offer continuing education credit for people with online courses. It's a mess. It just shows you how, like it's a, we're, we're getting a little outdated. I think we just need to refresh the vision for modern day, you know, this next generation of VCPS and people that want to get further along in their career, we need to meet them where they are. Speaker 2 (17:06): And not just assume that like some of the old standards that they've done. Right. And I think that's why bringing some new vision to the board is helpful. Right. I mean, the board has been pretty consistent for a long time. Right. The board has been quite academic for a long time right now. Right. There's not a lot of clinical leaders that are in the trenches, like working with athletes every day. I think there should be both, right. Like, don't get me wrong. I think we need both. We need clinical and academic in there, but I think we need to collaborate on that because I do think there's different perspectives if you know, depending on what you do all day. So I'm pretty excited for those things. Cause I actually think that's going to make a big impact. And, and again, I just think like the benefit of being a member is going to skyrocket. You have all these opportunities. Speaker 1 (17:51): Absolutely. I agree. And now before we kind of wrap things up, is there what would you like the listeners to kind of take away from the discussion? What is your main point? Speaker 2 (18:05): Yeah. vote for me now. I'm just getting abs. No, in all honesty, I'm like, I, I'm pretty humble about it. Like if, if, if I'm not elected, like I, it's not a big deal to me. I CA I can't wait to continue to continue to contribute to the Academy and help people. Right. For me, it was like, this is the right time to kind of give back and to be able to do that. I think my experience, I think I've done what a lot of people join the Academy to try to also accomplish. I've been there. I've done that. I understand what they're going through. And I'm, I want to get the Academy back to helping exactly, exactly. Achieve your goals. And that's it, it's about the member. It's not about me. It's about the membership. So yeah, and I think that's it. Speaker 2 (18:47): And you know, again, just just you know, also throw up Mike Malaney again, as vice-president, because I humbly, I can't do this by myself. Right. We're all busy. Like you're busy, I'm busy, we're all busy, right. This is a team effort. And I think in some fresh vision of people that have this clinical background, like Mike and I, and I've been, I've been big sports PTs our whole career, like adding that to the current board that's already in place, I think is going to be quite a nice dynamic that is going to really help lead this Academy in the future. Speaker 1 (19:19): Excellent. And now let's talk a little bit more about you. Where can people find you, your, your podcast website, anything you want to share? Speaker 2 (19:29): Awesome. I'm easy to find, right? So I'm just Mike ronald.com. If you want to learn a little bit more about this election and the process with that, you can go to microsoft.com/vote, and there's some info on there that you can, you can get I have a podcast, I have a blog, you know, kind of blot for over 10 years. So there's like a thousand articles on there. So people always ask like, where should I, where should I get started? I'm like, well, you got a lot to catch up on. Right. There's a lot of articles out there, but yeah, no, I'm easy. I'm on social media. Like I just, I really am at the point in my career where I want to help others. So I, you know, we try to hit every, every channel we can to, to have the most impact. So, so yeah, just head to my website, there's a lot to learn on there. And and like I said, Mike reynolds.com/boat, and you get a little bit more info about this election. Speaker 1 (20:14): Excellent. And last question. What advice would you give to your younger self knowing where you are now in your life and in your career? What advice would you give yourself as that fresh face? New grad? Speaker 2 (20:28): You know, this is, this is actually funny because I, I just wrote this to my, to my newsletter last week. Right. It was kind of funny that I literally, I just wrote this last week and I just wrote like the next one for this weekend, that's going out this weekend. But I, there was one thing I accidentally did in my career that I stumbled into that I, I it's become clear now that that is what we should do. And I said, like, I am pretty certain at this point, everything I've accomplished in my career is because I specialized ready. And in this week's newsletter, I actually talk about like how to, how to arc your career path that way to do that. But like, I remember early in my career, like I got, I got some heat from some other physical therapists that I was too specialized. Speaker 2 (21:13): Right. And you were like, no, you need to be generally, like, you're not good with neurologic injuries or something. And I'm like, all right. But like, for me, like getting really good at one thing helped me achieve all the goals that I wanted to get to, to get a job in professional baseball, right. To win a world series, right. To, to open my own clinic, to open my own gym and sports performance center. Right. It was all because I specialize in something. So we need to be general, you need to start general, but if there's some your passionate about say, it's like soccer, football, whatever sport it may be. Right. You just, every second of downtime, you have learn how to be the best at that. Just be absolutely amazing at something. And I think that was the biggest key to my career is overhead athletes and shoulders, like in baseball. Speaker 2 (21:58): Like I just, I got super lucky that I engulfed myself in that environment and became a specialist in that. Right. And again, just, that's another thing that the Academy needs to do, and it needs to help people that want to get super specialized in one thing to be able to do that. So I think that would be my biggest thing right now. You know, it keeps evolving as we, as, you know, as we get older, but I think right now is for an early career professional is master the basics, but follow your passion and make sure you are just, you're putting your extra grind and hustle into like, become the best you can at that side. And then it'll grow, you know, grow over time. And then when you're lucky like us, Karen, and you're a little bit older, you, you go to work one day and you're like, gosh, I just have, I have six baseball players today. That's all that's on my schedule. It's like, it's pretty cool. You know, I played catch three times yesterday. Right. Like that's kind of cool. I got, I got paid to play catch. Right. That's kind of cool. So, yeah. So I think that would be my biggest advice really for the early career professionals. That would be good. Speaker 1 (22:58): Well, what, great advice. Thank you so much. I don't think I've heard that one yet. And I think that's a great, I think that's great. And hopefully that will help some of our students and younger clinicians as they try and figure out and navigate their career. So thank you so much and thanks for taking the time out and coming on today. I really appreciate it. Speaker 2 (23:15): Thanks for having me, Karen. You're the best. This is awesome. And I appreciate it. The LC in the future, I'm sure fingers crossed Speaker 3 (23:22): One day. We'll actually be able to see each other in person, right. Speaker 1 (23:26): And everyone, thank you so much for listening. Have a great couple of days and stay healthy, wealthy and smart.

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Serie Awesome: Inter Leap-frog Milan Ahead of Derby

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Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2021 59:39


Kay Murray is joined by Matteo Bonetti, Nicky Bandini & Mina Rzouki to discuss Napoli’s 1-0 win over Juventus, after Lorenzo Insigne fired his team to victory from the penalty spot. The team then breakdown Spezia’s 2-0 win against AC Milan and Inter’s victory over Lazio which sent them top of Serie A. Plus, the group preview the massive Derby della Madonnina ahead of Sunday’s meeting between Milan and Inter.

Tesla Daily: Tesla News & Analysis
TSLA Price Target Leapfrog, S/X Check-In, Tesla Solar Inverter (01.15.21)

Tesla Daily: Tesla News & Analysis

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2021 9:05


➤ Wedbush jumps Bank of America, sets new street-high price target on TSLA stock ➤ Checking in on the status of Tesla’s Model S and Model X as refresh rumors continue to circulate ➤ Tesla adds new Tesla Solar Inverter to website: https://www.tesla.com/support/energy/solar-inverter/tesla-solar-inverter Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/teslapodcast Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/tesladailypodcast Tesla Referral: https://ts.la/robert47283 Plaid producer Who Why Plaid producer Ice Lakes Investments Ludicrous producer Fred Hassen Executive producer Jeremy Cooke Executive producer Troy Cherasaro Executive producer Bradford Ferguson Executive producer Andre/Maria Kent Executive producer Jeff Sheets Executive producer Jessie Chimni Music by Evan Schaeffer Disclosure: Rob Maurer is long TSLA stock & derivatives