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In this episode we are joined by Dillon Evans, talking all things Stage Management. Dillon is a Stage Manager from Southern California, and he now resides in Las Vegas. Currently, he is a Show Caller at AWAKENING, a $120 million USD spectacle at Wynn Las Vegas. Before creating AWAKENING in 2022, Dillon lived outside of the USA for 6 years of his career. Most recently, he was a Senior Stage Manager in operations for Expo 2020 Dubai. Working on thousands of shows with performers, artists and musicians from around the globe. Prior to that, he was a Show Caller with The House of Dancing Water in Macau, and a Stage Manager with the Mainland China tour of Cavalia. Dillon's additional work includes Cirque du Soleil, Five Currents, Thinkwell Group, MTV Television Networks, Walking with Dinosaurs, and The Old Globe Theatre. Dillon received his bachelors in Stage Management from the California Institute of the Arts. https://www.wynnlasvegas.com/entertainment/awakening We want to hear from YOU and provide a forum where you can put in requests for future episodes. What are you interested in listening to? Please fill out the form for future guest suggestions here and if you have suggestions or requests for future themes and topics, let us know here! @theatreartlife Thank you to our sponsor @clear-com
Editors Jimmy Lovaas and Joe Veyera discuss the unidentified flying objects that have recently been shot down by US fighter jets, plus more on the annual Munich Security Conference, Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Taiwan reopening travel from Hong Kong and Macau and a UN Security Council meeting on Somalia.Subscribe to the show: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts and many more. These stories and others are also available in our free weekly Forecast newsletter.This episode was produced with work from Factal editors Irence Villora, Jaime Calle Moreno, Jess Fino, Sophie Perryer, David Wyllie and Joe Veyera. Music courtesy of Andrew Gospe. Have feedback, suggestions or events we've missed? Drop us a note: email@example.comWhat's Factal? Created by the founders of Breaking News, Factal alerts companies to global incidents that pose an immediate risk to their people or business operations. We provide trusted verification, precise incident mapping and a collaboration platform for corporate security, travel safety and emergency management teams. If you're a company interested in a trial, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more, visit Factal.com, browse the Factal blog or email us at email@example.com.Read the full episode description and transcript on Factal's blog.Copyright © 2023 Factal. All rights reserved.
Today, we have Carl Zha from the Silk and Steel Podcast joining us to discuss the Opium wars. Show Notes0:00:00 - 0:03:12 - Introductions0:03:14- 0:05:20 - Opium BeginningsOriginally, opium was ingested orally. However, ingesting it in large quantities lead to death because it stopped breathing. However, after Europeans colonized the New World, they brought back tobacco from the Americas. Particularly, the Spanish and the Portuguese, who brought it to the Philippines and Malaysia, both countries had a significant Chinese diaspora. Later, when the Dutch colonized Indonesia, they, too, brought tobacco. Now, Opium was mixed with tobacco and it could be smoked allowing for consumption in larger amounts without death.0:05:21- 0:07:08 - Damn British and OpiumOpium, itself, is not grown in china. It is grown outside of China and had to be imported. India grew Opium. In the Late 18th century when the British Colonized India, they forced the farmers in India to grow opium. Their policy of making Indian farmers grow Opium was responsible for many famines. The British East India Company (BEIC) would license the opium through their opium monopoly. They would sell the opium to individual traders who would carry them into China, because the British want plausible deniability. If someone every questioned them, they would say, “Oh, we are the venerable British East India company. We don't we don't actually believe in the opium trade.”0:07:08- 0:08:01 - Smoke and MirrorsThe BEIC ships the opium, but the individual parcels will be parceled out and sold to employees of BEIC. A famous opium smuggler is William Jardine, who started as a sergeant under the BEIC. As an employee of the BEIC, he got his own cargo space on their shops which was used to ship opium that he sold to China. 0:08:02- 0:09:48 - China's Opium EpidemicOpium was illegal in China and soon the Chinese government realized they had a crisis. Initially, opium was a luxury good because it was not grown in China. However, the innovation of the BEIC flooded the market with cheap opium. Now, laborers could afford it. It blossomed into a full-blown opium crisis.0:09:49- 0:13:42 - Limits on Foreign TradeOriginally, foreign presence in China was curtailed. It was limited to a few port ciites and the British could only stay for 6 months before having to go to the island of Macau. The British weren't happy that they could only conduct trade in the city of Canton. The British had to resort to selling opium because originally their product was not competitive. British had developed a taste for Chinese tea, and they needed silver to trade because China had gone into the Silver standard. 0:13:43 - 0:14:48 - The Magic FormulaSoon, the British hit the magic formula of selling drugs to the Chinese to drain China of it's silver. The British ran a trade deficit with China prior to the massive operation of opium smuggling. According to some estimates, 50% of the silver mined in the South America is from the 18th and 19th century, ended up in China. The British just decided to sell drugs to drain the silver. 0:14:48 - 0:18:28 Enter AmericansDuring the founding of the United States, most of the New England old money was made in the opium fortune. There was Astor who has an area in Queens named after him: Astoria. Other families who made their fortune through the Opium Trade:* The Forbes Family whose descendant John Forbes Kerry was Secretary of State under Obama.* The Delano Family - FDR's Grandfather.* HSBC bank During a famine in Guangzhau, American traders hid opium under bags of rice. All the Ivy league universities were also heavily invested in the opium trade. That's how America was founded on: Drugs and Slaves.0:19:24 - 0:25:47 China Fights BackChinese officials tried to tackle the problem by banning opium. The first few bans were ineffective because the British had paid off many officials. In the 1830s, the sends his minister Lin Tse-Hsu', who is known to be a very honest, upright official to Guangzhou, specifically put a stop to the opium trade. The British gave up the opium, but they were very indignant. William Jardine returns to London and buys up many newspapers and starts to agitate a media campaign against China in order to start a war. He hobnobs with UK politicians, especially Lord Palmerston, to urge for war with China. There was a lively debate in the British Parliament about morality of going to war with China over opium. But, in the end, they decide to wage war against China for Opium.0:25:47-0:32:12 The First Opium WarThe British sent their troops from India and landed in the port city of Guanzhou. The British had obtained Mysore rockets and their arsenal was significantly better than China's. While Britain had industrialized, they did so by destroying more advanced industries in India. Britain decided to bombard the Chinese coast and went up to the mouth of the Yangzi river. they decided they're going to apply pressure by raiding other Chinese coastal towns. So the sale of the salt from the South China Sea and bombarding the Chinese coast totally. And if they go that went up to the mouth of Yangzi River near Shanghai. They took over some islands to create big their headquarter for opium smuggling. And more importantly, they threatened to cut off the north-south traffic at the Grand Canal. At that time, most of the Chinese shipping was along the coast under the Grand Canal to sail from Nanjing to Beijing. Beijing, in 1839, had a population of more than a billion. The plains around Beijing was dry and couldn't feed the population. The British Navy blockaded the area around Nanjing, threatened to cut off the the rice shipment from from the south to Beijing to basically to starve the population. At this point, China capitulated. They paid large indemnity for the pleasure of being invaded and also recognized Hong Kong as a port.0:32:12 - 0:36:16 Treaty of Nanking * China Ceded Hong Kong in Perpetuity* Indemnity was paid to British ships* Opening up China for foreign exploitation.* Chinese law did not apply to British missionariesSoon, the french began negotiating with the British to allow a little colony in these areas. The city of Shanghai, British, France and even the US got their own concessions. The British and American concession eventually merged into the international Settlement of Shanghai. The colonialism was so bad that there needed to be a Chinatown in Shanghai. The Chinese were restricted to the Chinese city, where the Chinese law would continue to apply. But for the rest of European concessions, British, French, and American laws were applied. British imported Sikh police from British India to police the Shanghai concessions.0:36:16 -0:38:20 Modern Day Colony in OkinawaThis is eerily similar to Okinawa in modern day Japan. American soldiers can rape people in Okinawa. There is nothing that the Japanese government can do to them. The Japanese government is also a culprit because they don't want American soldiers on the Japanese mainland. So they stick them in Okinawa because, they never treated Okinawans at the same level as the Japanese citizens in Japan. Essentially Okinawa status is like it's a double colony of Japan and United States. 0:38:20 Century of HumiliationA Chinese person at this time was a second-class citizen in your own country. A very famous scene in a Bruce Lee film illustrates this:Some Western historians tried to disprove this as an urban myth. But, what they discovered was that there was that the sign actually said “This park is reserved for Europeans only, dogs not allowed.0:42:00 - 0:45:16 - Second Opium WarThe British were not very happy with the settlement for only $21 million. The opium was not fully legalized. So they waited for another opportunity to start another war. This opportunity came during the “Arrow Incident”. British authority had granted all the vessels registered in Hong Kong, British registration. So there was a cargo ship called Arrow. It was used by Chinese smugglers to smuggling opium again, which was captured by the Chinese authorities. The Chinese authorities arrested the crew and executed them for drug smuggling. Because the ship was flying a British flag, the British used this as an excuse to start another war. In another incident, proselytizing was illegal. A French priest decided to ignore this regulation and went to the interior. He got in trouble with the locals who killed him. The French used this as an excuse to align with the British to form the Anglo-French consortium. Now, the French-Anglo forces used Hong Kong as a launchpad to start another attack on China. The British just had finished fighting a war in India against the Great Sepoy Mutiny. They had shipped off mutineers to Trinidad, Guyana and other British colonies to work in bonded labor. 0:45:16 -0:49:29 Chinese Coolie TradeAround the time slavery was formally abolished in many Latin American countries, but there was still a demand for the docile labor force. British and Dutch traders set up shop in Hong Kong. They recruited Chinese peasants They will have these the British and Dutch traders, they will set up shop in Hong Kong and they will Chinese peasants with the promise of jobs overseas. When they went abroad, there conditions were terrible and slave-like. Bruce Lee's dutch great-grandfather was part of this. 0:50:13 - 0:59:07 The British Loot BeijingAfter Britain captured Guangzhou in 1856, they decided it was not enough, so they decided to bring in more pressure. They sailed up to the port of Tianjin, just outside of Beijing where they defeated the Chinese coastal defense. They send in their last remnant force led by the Mongol Prince Sengge Rinchen because they were poorly equipped. At this time, the British decided to send an envoy to negotiate with the Chinese side. But the Mongol Prince, Sengge Rinchen, was so mad at the defeat that he had the British envoy put to death. And now the British were out for revenge. They decided to sack Beijing and the Chines emperor fled the palace. The British commander Lord Elgin (the son of the famed Elgin marbles) decided to loot the Beijing summer palace and ordered the complete destruction of it. Today, the ruins stands. Everything within the summer palaces was shipped to Britain. A clause was inserted so that foreign priests could go anywhere in China to proselytize anywhere in China and British ships were allowed to carry indentured Chinese servants to the USA to work. 0:59:07 - 1:05:19 - Opium and the devastation on the Population* Foreign missionaries said nearly 40% of the adult male population were addicted to opium.* One doctor said, “There is no slavery to that compared to opium”Carl Zha tells us a personal anecdote about how opium ruined his grandfather's family.1:05:19 -1:14:12 KMT, Opium, CIA and the Cold WarAfter the communists seized power in China, the United States was sponsoring the remnant KMT troops who escape from southwestern China to northern Myanmar into this place now with nice golden triangle to start opium and heroin production over there. When the communists took power, opium was outlawed. They burned all the crops and now food such as size could be grown. Around this time, western pharmaceuticals started to develop more potent forms of opium to market it to the masses such as Heroin and Morphine which was treated as a cough remedy for Children.1:14:12-1:17:21 Heroin Crisis hits homeSoldiers who were in Vietnam became addicted to opium and it was shipped back home. 1:17:21 -1:23:20 -Getting back Hong KongWhile Hong Kong was leased in perpetuity, areas around Hong Kong was given a 100 year lease which would expire in 1997. At that time, Margaret Thatcher ran many scenarios to see if they could defend Hong Kong against Chinese forces. When she went to negotiate for Hong Kong, the Chinese government cut her off and flatly said no. They ran many scenarios and they realized they could not defend against an actual Chinese military.In the 1980s, a lot of fear was whipped up by the capitalist class. So, to assuage them, China did One Country Two Policies Get full access to Historic.ly at www.historicly.net/subscribe
In the second part of Ian Lougher's conversation with Chris Pritchard and Steve Plater, the guys talk about his first TT win, which was in 1990. Ian explains how it was a challenging year with frustration at the European Championships and a misbehaving bike at the North West 200. Chris and Steve ask Ian how he's maintained his passion for motorsport for 40 years. He tells them about how he does question himself, but keeps on coming back to the sport.Ian shares his memories of Joey and Robert Dunlop, describing how different the two were, including on a trip to Macau for an awards ceremony. He also shares why he was always so befuddled by Phillip McCallen.Today, Ian works as a team manager and tells Chris and Steve about the satisfaction he gains seeing the riders he champions making improvements.Be sure to subscribe to get each episode as soon as it drops, head to www.iomttraces.com for all the latest news and features and follow us @TTRacesOfficial.Music by Calva Louise - latest album ‘Euphoric' out now. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
This is a throwback episode originally recorded in 2017. Our guest this week is Kelly Sun. The media dubbed her the "Queen of Sorts," and her team mates called her a "baccarat machine." You know her as the mysterious Chinese woman behind the Phil Ivey edge sorting cases in London, and Atlantic City. Also on this show is Michael Kaplan, who has written about Kelly for the NY Times, and Cigar Aficionado, and Lori Chang. Lori is a former member of the MIT blackjack team, and friend of Kelly. Kelly sometimes has trouble with English, and Lori came along to help translate, and share a few stories of her own. We welcome your questions - send them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or you can find me at @RWM21 on Twitter or https://www.facebook.com/GamblingWithAnEdge.Show Notes[00:00] Introduction[02:35] Edge sorting at baccarat[03:44] Kelly's backstory[06:15] Gemaco and other brands of cards[08:22] "The Macau way"[09:20] Automatic shufflers, reusing cards, mini baccarat, cards, and dealers[14:33] Edge sorting in blackjack[16:14] Developing the baccarat strategy[19:39] Playing in Las Vegas, playing with Phil Ivey[25:30] Playing in Macau[27:28] Foxwoods[30:43] Casinos taking freerolls[32:00] Don Johnson sees Kelly and Phil at The Borgata[33:43] Different rules in baccarat[34:44] Eddie stories[38:51] Funny stories about frugality[43:04] Commercials[44:36] Kelly's nicknames[48:24] Court cases in New Jersey and London[50:35] Playing video poker in Lake Tahoe[52:26] Edge sorting in baccarat versus blackjack[53:43] Exploiting stereotypes[58:27] Can Kelly still play?Sponsored Links:http://Unabated.comhttp://VideoPoker.com/gwaehttp://BlackjackApprenticeship.comBooks Referenced:Tales from the Felthttp://store.blackjackapprenticeship.com/products/tales-from-the-felt-an-illustrated-anthology
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Facts & Spin for January 19, 2023 top stories: Several Ukrainian officials are killed in a helicopter crash, an Italian suspect strikes a deal in an EU corruption scandal, a Macau gambling kingpin is jailed for 18 years, NGOs in Afghanistan resume some operations with female staff, Trump says his first 2024 campaign appearance will be in South Carolina, Florida Gov. DeSantis proposes permanently banning all COVID restrictions, France braces for a ‘Black Thursday' general strike, Trump's campaign asks Facebook for reinstatement, Canada recommends a maximum of two drinks per week and Sint Maarten approves a plan to cull its entire population of vervet monkeys. Sources: https://www.improvethenews.org/ Brief Listener Survey: https://www.improvethenews.org/pod
Jill Amadio is an author of both fiction and non-fiction books. As a journalist she has covered auto racing for Gannett Newspapers, National Speed Sports News, the Los Angeles Daily News, and other publications. As a reporter for the Bangkok Post the first race she covered was an F3 event in Macau, Hong Kong. Jill was Communications Director for Skoal Bandit Racing on several circuits including Indycars, NASCAR, Can-Am, sprint, and funny cars. She writes an award-winning mystery series and ghostwrites memoirs. She was the writer for Raoul ‘Sonny' Balcean's biography along working with Pete Lyons. It is an engaging memoir from one of American racing's unsung heroes.
Hello, and welcome to Beauty and the Biz where we talk about the business and marketing side of plastic surgery, and offsetting your overhead. I'm your host, Catherine Maley, author of Your Aesthetic Practice – What your patients are saying, as well as consultant to plastic surgeons, to get them more patients and more profits. Now, today's episode is called "Offsetting Your Overhead — with Jason Pozner, MD". It's common for surgeons to take out a huge loan and do a build out of their dream practice but then the bills to pay for all of it start coming in. They quickly notice when the OR is idle and the exam rooms are empty, that's costing them money. It's an uncomfortable feeling. Should they bring on another surgeon to help cover the costs? Should they hire a nurse injector to bring in more revenues? Should they get more creative? In this Beauty and the Biz Podcast episode, I interviewed Dr. Jason Pozner, a board certified plastic surgery with 30 years experience of learning and training on the world's most advanced plastic surgery procedures, laser treatments and skin rejuvenation treatments. Dr. Pozner is the founder of Sanctuary Plastic Surgery and co-owner of Sanctuary Medical Aesthetic Center in Boca Raton, FL. He has experienced all the above scenarios. From expanding to almost going bankrupt to bringing in others to help (some good, some horrendous) and he finally found a balance that works. Dr. Pozner dropped so many pearls, you want to hear this. Visit Dr. Pozner's Website P.S. This Week Only! If you want better results from your advertising efforts, the solution is to fix your lead gen process. I'll do it for you at a fraction of my usual fees. Watch this video…..
Sian Edis knows what it's like to live the dancer life with wings instead of roots. She was part of the cast of Paris Merveilles at the Lido de Paris. She had the honor of dancing in the Jubilee Theater in Vegas in the show Extravaganza which just closed. Other shows her wings have taken her to include being in Bollywood film in India, La Nouvelle Eve in Paris, Viva LA Broadway in Macau, China, Palazzo Mannheim, Germany, Brittany's and Cunard Queen Victoria Cruise Lines and many more fabulous locations and shows. NEW WEBSITE www.bluebellsforeverpodcast.com Check out the Patreon www.patreon.com/bluebellsforeverpod Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to see photos and updates www.instagram.com/bluebells_forever/ www.facebook.com/Bluebells-Forever-100660515010096
Jorge Fernando Branco de Sampaio foi um advogado e político português que foi o 18º presidente de Portugal de 1996 a 2006. filiado no Partido Socialista, partido que dirigiu entre 1989 e 1992, foi Presidente da Câmara Municipal de Lisboa de 1990 a 1995 e Alto-Representante da Aliança das Civilizações entre 2007 e 2013. Foi opositor da ditadura do Estado Novo, participou na crise estudantil dos anos 60 e foi advogado de presos políticos. Quando era Presidente, teve um papel importante na crise timorense de 1999 e sob a sua presidência, Portugal cedeu o seu último território na Ásia, Macau, que foi entregue à China. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/manuel-velez61/message
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António Patrício foi um escritor e diplomata português. Em 1908 conclui o curso de Medicina na Escola Médica do Porto. No ano de 1911 ingressa na carreira diplomática ao ser nomeado cônsul em Cantão, falecendo no ano de 1930, em Macau, quando ia tomar posse como ministro de Portugal em Pequim. Wikipédia Nascimento: 7 de março de 1878, Porto, Portugal Falecimento: 4 de junho de 1930, Macau --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/josemar-barboza-da-costa/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/josemar-barboza-da-costa/support
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5-01-2022. The latest news from Australia and Ukraine, and from rest of the world... Bushfire emergency warning issued to parts of Western Australia's South West region. U-S house adjourns as Republican Kevin McCarthy loses 6th round of voting for House speaker role. A group representing Australia's Chinese community says the decision to impose new restrictions on foreigners from mainland China is not unreasonable. It comes as Australia resumes its requirement for a negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours of departure from China, Hong Kong and Macau. More news: sbs.com.au/language/ukrainian - 5-01-2022. Iз потоку подій в Австралії та світі. Попередження про надзвичайну ситуацію щодо пожеш у південно-західному реґіоні Західної Австралії. Палата представників Конґресу США не обрала главу парламенту. Австралія закупить нові ракети та іншу зброю, які будуть використовуватися для поліпшення національної безпеки країни. Про це і більше слухайте тут:sbs.com.au/language/ukrainian
L'Australie a décidé de rétablir les tests de Covid 19 pour les voyageurs en provenance de Chine. La mesure, qui inclut aussi les régions administratives de Hong Kong et Macau, entre en vigueur dès ce jeudi 5 janvier. En cause, selon les autorités australiennes, un «manque d'informations complètes» de la part de Pékin sur la vague de contaminations dans le pays.
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A new travel restriction is being brought in for people arriving in Australia from China, Hong Kong and Macau.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Em Macau há quase 5 anos, onde não se celebra o Natal, a Rute Ramos escreve-nos um postal carregado de emoção e tradição. Feliz Ano Novo.
Em Macau há quase 5 anos, onde não se celebra o Natal, a Rute Ramos escreve-nos um postal carregado de emoção e tradição. Feliz Ano Novo.
Khushboo Chabria describes herself as a “Neurodiversity Specialist and a Transformational Leader”. She comes by this description honestly. However, while she has her own neurodivergent characteristic, (she has been diagnosed as ADHD), she did not discover about her diagnosis until she was 30 years of age. Those of you who have listened to many of our episodes have heard me talk with others who have different characteristics such as ADHD, Autism and even blindness and low vision that were not discovered or properly diagnosed until they became adults. I would suspect in part this is due to our own growing knowledge base about such things. As you will hear from Khushboo, however, increased knowledge does not mean more positive attitudes. As she will explain, while in some quarters we are learning more, we do not spread this education and improved attitudinal advance throughout our culture. Today, Khushboo works for a not-for-profit agency called Neurodiversity Pathways, (NDP) in the Silicon Valley She will tell us how NDP has created an in-depth program to help Neurodivergent individuals grow to gain and keep employment as well as simply learning how to live meaningful and productive lives. I believe you will be inspired by Khushboo Chabria. She has lessons all of us can use about how to move forward in life. About the Guest: Deeply passionate about diversity and inclusion, Khushboo is a Neurodiversity Specialist and a Transformational Leader, on a mission to advocate for and help provide access to high-quality services for neurodivergent individuals. Khushboo aims to make a meaningful impact in the world through education, empowerment, authentic engagement and unbridled compassion. With varied experiences in supporting neurodivergent individuals of all ages and their family members, working as a therapist and clinician, studying Organizational Leadership and discovering her own ADHD, Khushboo brings an interesting mix of skills and experiences to this field of work. Khushboo is currently a Program Manager, Career Coach and Program Facilitator at Neurodiversity Pathways (NDP) - a social impact program under the Goodwill of Silicon Valley focused on educating and supporting neurodivergent individuals to help launch their career and supporting organizations to integrate ND employees into the workplace through belonging and intentional empowerment. The tagline is “Inclusion for Abilities and Acceptance of Differences” and NDP is on a mission to inspire and improve the intentional inclusion of neurodistinct individuals in the workplace. Khushboo also sits on the board of Peaces of Me Foundation and is involved in consulting and speaking on the topics of Neurodiversity, DEIB, Transformational Leadership, Psychological Safety, Cultural Competency, Mental Health + Employee Wellbeing as well as Coaching. I believe in diversity in who we are, but also in how we see the world. Social Media Links/Websites: Personal Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/khushboochabria/ Connect with Neurodiversity Pathways: https://ndpathways.org/ https://www.facebook.com/NDpathways https://www.linkedin.com/company/ndpathways https://www.instagram.com/ndpathways/ https://twitter.com/pathways Neurodiversity is Normal website: https://sites.google.com/goodwillsv.org/neurodiversity/home About the Host: Michael Hingson is a New York Times best-selling author, international lecturer, and Chief Vision Officer for accessiBe. Michael, blind since birth, survived the 9/11 attacks with the help of his guide dog Roselle. This story is the subject of his best-selling book, Thunder Dog. Michael gives over 100 presentations around the world each year speaking to influential groups such as Exxon Mobile, AT&T, Federal Express, Scripps College, Rutgers University, Children's Hospital, and the American Red Cross just to name a few. He is Ambassador for the National Braille Literacy Campaign for the National Federation of the Blind and also serves as Ambassador for the American Humane Association's 2012 Hero Dog Awards. https://michaelhingson.com https://www.facebook.com/michael.hingson.author.speaker/ https://twitter.com/mhingson https://www.youtube.com/user/mhingson https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelhingson/ accessiBe Links https://accessibe.com/ https://www.youtube.com/c/accessiBe https://www.linkedin.com/company/accessibe/mycompany/ https://www.facebook.com/accessibe/ Thanks for listening! Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! 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Hi, I'm Michael Hingson, Chief Vision Officer for accessiBe and the author of the number one New York Times bestselling book, Thunder dog, the story of a blind man, his guide dog and the triumph of trust. Thanks for joining me on my podcast as we explore our own blinding fears of inclusion unacceptance and our resistance to change. We will discover the idea that no matter the situation, or the people we encounter, our own fears, and prejudices often are our strongest barriers to moving forward. The unstoppable mindset podcast is sponsored by accessiBe, that's a c c e s s i capital B e. Visit www.accessibe.com to learn how you can make your website accessible for persons with disabilities. And to help make the internet fully inclusive by the year 2025. Glad you dropped by we're happy to meet you and to have you here with us. Michael Hingson 01:20 Hi there and welcome to unstoppable mindset. It is late in August when we're recording this getting near the end of what they call the dog days. Speaking of dogs Alamo is over here asleep on the floor and quite bored. However, here we are. And our guest today is Khushboo Chabria. And Khushboo is a person who is very much involved in the world of neurodiversity, and providing services for people who are neurodivergent. She has her own things that she has dealt with along the way. And I'm sure that we'll get into all of that. And she had an adventure last week, which we might get into. If she wants to talk about it and set you went a little so we'll get there anyway. Welcome to unstoppable mindset. Glad you're with us. Khushboo Chabria 02:07 Thank you. Thank you so much for having me. Michael Hingson 02:09 And you are up in Northern California, right? That's correct. In the Silicon Valley. What's the weather up there? Khushboo Chabria 02:17 It's really warm right now. It's hot. Michael Hingson 02:21 We're about 96 degrees today. It was 104 yesterday, so Khushboo Chabria 02:26 yeah, maybe not that hot. Yeah, I Michael Hingson 02:29 know. But at least neither of us are in Palm Springs or Sacramento. Khushboo Chabria 02:33 That's true. That's true, that would definitely be harder. Michael Hingson 02:37 Well, let's start Would you just begin by telling us a little bit about you growing up and all that kind of stuff? And give us a little background like that? Khushboo Chabria 02:46 Yeah, sure. Um, so I was actually born in India. My mom's sister had moved to the US in the late 80s. And we had applied for green card when we were little kids. And it wasn't until I was 10 years old that we got our green card, and I moved here with my family. So my parents and my brother and I, we all moved here in 1999. Michael Hingson 03:15 Okay, and what was it like moving to obviously, a whole new country and all that what? What motivated your parents to come over here? And what was it like for you growing up in a new country? Yeah, Khushboo Chabria 03:29 it was honestly very challenging. I was very young. And I was the I was at the kind of time in my life where I was very impressionable. So when we moved to America, my parents, they had to reestablish their careers here. And for the time being, we had stayed with different aunts and uncles, along the way, until my parents could afford their own place. And both my parents worked multiple jobs, in order to make sure that we had everything we needed. They wanted to move to America so that my brother and I would have additional opportunities, and a chance to really succeed at life. So that was, it was a whole American Dream story. Michael Hingson 04:21 You when you moved here did or did not speak much English. Khushboo Chabria 04:26 I actually spoke a lot of English because I went to an English school in India. So a lot of people don't know this, but the British when they had occupied India, took over the school system. So if you went to an English school in India, that means you got a really good education. And I went to a school called St. Mary's School in Pune, Maharashtra. And I had a little bit of a British accent, actually, when I moved here, Michael Hingson 04:58 you've lost that Khushboo Chabria 05:01 Yes, it's gone. It's been too long. Michael Hingson 05:04 But what you don't have is, I guess more of a traditional Indian accent having been born and lived there for 10 years. Khushboo Chabria 05:13 Yeah, I mean, I do speak in Hindi with my mom every day. But when anyone else hears me speaking Hindi, they think I have an American accent. So I feel like I've definitely lost the Indian accent. But it comes out every now and then when I'm speaking with my family. Michael Hingson 05:34 It just always fascinates me to talk with people who have come from another country who have spent a lot of time here, but maybe grew up elsewhere. Some end up retaining an accent, and some don't. And I've always been fascinated by that and never understood how it works out that some do. And some don't, it must just plain be the listening or just the amount of work they put into what they choose their accent to be. Khushboo Chabria 06:04 I think it also depends on age. So my brother still has a very much an Indian accent. Because when he moved here, he was 15. And because I was 10, I was still kind of at that age where it was easier for me to assimilate than it was for him. Michael Hingson 06:23 So you, you, you get right in as it were, Khushboo Chabria 06:26 yeah, definitely. Oops. So Michael Hingson 06:29 you came here, you obviously were able to settle in from a language standpoint, and so on. But you say it was a little bit hard when you came, how come? Khushboo Chabria 06:39 Um, it was challenging, because as I mentioned before, our family was staying with our extended family members. So we would stay at this aunt's house for six months, and then this uncle's house for three months. And then this uncle's house. So I ended up going to several different schools for sixth grade. And after that, my parents had enough, just enough to put a downpayment on a one bedroom apartment. And so when we moved into the apartment, those my parents were working all the time. And so often, I grew up in the apartment with my brother. And it was many times it was we were on our own. And it was a long time before my parents had established themselves enough in their careers that we had a more comfortable lifestyle. Michael Hingson 07:37 What kind of career should they have? What did they do? Khushboo Chabria 07:39 So my dad, he actually ended up going and getting a real estate license and is a broker. And full time for his job. He works at FedEx. And my mother, she took night classes at a school and got a certification and accounting. And then she basically became an accountant. And she worked for companies before. But now she manages the accounts for several different businesses from home. Michael Hingson 08:15 Wow. That's still that's pretty cool. And then it shows the typical work ethic. I see, oftentimes, from people who move here from elsewhere, they're going to work hard, they're going to do whatever they need to do, to be able to establish themselves and care for families and so on. And I think that's personally so cool. My parents grew up here. And were born here. But still, they very much had that kind of an attitude. And they worked very hard to make sure that my brother and I also kept that same kind of attitude. And I, I don't think that that's a bad thing at all. And I think that we all can work pretty hard at trying to succeed, and we can do it in a good way. Khushboo Chabria 09:03 Definitely. It was really important to learn that too. Michael Hingson 09:07 Yeah, I agree. How long after you moved here? Did you guys finally get your own apartment? Khushboo Chabria 09:13 Um, it must have been about what to say nine months or nine to 12 months before we did. Wow. Yeah. Michael Hingson 09:25 For a 10 year old kid. That is a long time not to be able to put down roots somewhere and call someplace home. Khushboo Chabria 09:34 Yeah. And you know, when I started in the public school system, I started first and a middle school. And then I ended up in an elementary school and then I ended up in a junior high. So it was a lot of switching around as well in between different school systems and trying to kind of figure out what where I fit into this whole education piece too? Michael Hingson 10:03 Well, what was it like growing up just physically and so on? I know you have said that you, you have ADHD is something that you live with, when did you discover that? Khushboo Chabria 10:16 I didn't discover that until I was 30 years old. So, you know, growing up, I was always a busy child, my mom had enrolled me and lots and lots of different classes when I was in India. So I was learning dance, I was learning singing, I was learning art, I was learning ceramics, I had a lot of different things that I was involved in, and my parents had a lot of structure in our lives. So I didn't for a long time even know that I had this different brain and that I actually struggled with ADHD. Even after I graduated college and started working in the field of behavior analysis, I didn't know that I had ADHD. And then at some point, when I became a board certified behavior analyst, and I actually move forward in my career, I went from being a therapist that spent 100% of my time with clients, to now becoming a clinician that spent 90% of my time with spreadsheets and 10% of my time fighting with insurance companies. And with all of that, I got further and further away from the clients, and further and further away from solving problems in real time, to just being behind the screen. And that's when my ADHD really started to show up. Michael Hingson 11:54 So what made you finally realize that ADHD was part of your life. Khushboo Chabria 11:59 Um, you know, to be honest, at first, I was just burned out, I was a burnt out clinician with a huge caseload, I was driving all over the Bay Area all day long. And I ended up in a clinic, and I got, I got diagnosed with depression. And I first got misdiagnosed with bipolar disorder, because that's something that a lot of people confuse, especially in regards to ADHD. And then I got a therapist who started to recognize that all the things that I was discussing in our sessions, all the areas of my life that I felt anxious and depressed about, were areas that are related to executive functioning, and ADHD. So she was, she was bright enough and keen enough to notice that, and to suggest that I be tested for ADHD, which is when they started the actual diagnosis process. Michael Hingson 13:14 How do they test for ADHD? Khushboo Chabria 13:17 Well, first, they took all of my notes that they had from the therapist, and they also interviewed my mother to find out what I was like as a child. And then lastly, they had me go through a bunch of different assessments where they were tracking my ability to focus. And these were usually tests on a computer where they showed different images. And I had to press specific keys when certain images popped up. And I did that for hours and hours and hours. And based on what they found, I definitely had ADHD. So I got the official diagnosis. Then I was connected with a cycle analyst who was able to then prescribe medication for me, which I didn't end up staying on. But that was the beginning. Michael Hingson 14:13 A lot of it, though, is ultimately recognition. And then once you know it and believe it, then you can really work to understand it and not medications can't help but a lot of times it's more what you do internally that makes a difference. Khushboo Chabria 14:32 Exactly. That's true. Michael Hingson 14:35 So for you, you, you finally got diagnosed with that. But by that time you had been very much involved in a lot of psychology oriented kinds of things, which do you like better being a clinician or actually practicing and being in front of clients? Khushboo Chabria 14:55 You know, to be honest, I think the field had completely changed. inch by the time I graduated with my master's, because at that point, the Affordable Care Act had passed. And what that what happened with that is all the insurance companies were now in the system. And while that made the services more available to lots and lots of people, it also meant that there was now this huge demand for the services. So I think my experience was the way it was because of the timing of that bill passing, as well as at that point, the need that was there for more service providers in this field. But that being said, I think that it was, it's much more reinforcing for me to engage with people, rather than engaging with spreadsheets. And as someone who has ADHD, since the time I was diagnosed, and all the years that I continued to struggle with ADHD, I have learned that I work best in an environment where I'm constantly solving novel problems, that are allowing me to research different kinds of things. And also to use everything in my toolbox to solve problems. And any problem that has a fast response in terms of solving it is one, that's the most reinforcing to me. Michael Hingson 16:36 So does that translate today into you, looking at cases from kind of the outside or working more with people and being in front of them, Khushboo Chabria 16:46 I think it's a little bit of both. Now, I would say that the most amazing part of my career is the coaching. And what the coaching allows me to do is to work with neurodivergent people with all kinds of different backgrounds. Because that makes it so that one day, I might be researching how to get a marketing internship. And the next day, I might be understanding how I should help my coachee brand themselves as a musician. And then maybe the third day, I'm working with someone who has a computer science background. And so I'm working with a lot of different skill sets and a lot of different abilities. And the great thing about what I get to do now is that it is fully aligned with how I work best. And that I get to continue solving novel problems. I get to continue teaching, I get to continue engaging with organizations on increasing the awareness of neurodiversity. So I get to solve these issues, and improve that awareness for neurodiversity in a lot of different ways that are very much in line with how I work best. Michael Hingson 18:05 So what are the star diversity take in obviously ADHD would be a factor. What other kinds of things fall under that category? Khushboo Chabria 18:15 Yeah, definitely. So ADHD is a big one. Autism is a big one. Dyslexia, dyscalculia. dyspraxia, bipolar disorder, as well as Tourette's Michael Hingson 18:30 are all considered part of neurodiversity, or neuro divergent world. Khushboo Chabria 18:36 Yeah, and neurodiversity as an umbrella term, just to explain what it is. You know, just like when, you know, you see any people we see, we say that, you know, people have different height, people have different hair color, people have different eye color. And just like how there's so much variability in humans, in terms how we present physically, the same way, our brains have just as much variability. So the term neuro diversity is to describe the natural variability in people's brains and behavior functioning. Michael Hingson 19:15 When you talk about neurodiversity. Do people try to create some sort of box and fit everyone into it? Or do people generally recognize that it is a really broad category that takes in a lot of stuff? Khushboo Chabria 19:29 I think different people have different ways of looking at it. You know, there are companies that instead of having specific groups for neurodiversity, we'll put everything in an ability group, which is about including anyone with any kind of disability, whether it's invisible or visible. In terms of neurodiversity. A lot of people know the main ones to be autism, dyslexia and ADHD. But we're still learning so much about bipolar does over and about to rats. And so there's a lot of understanding that still needs to happen around neurodiversity. There's still a lot of stigma there, there's still a lot of people who aren't really aware of what this term means. So I would say that people have different levels of understanding about this. But I think it's all kind of related, right? I mean, if we have different ways of processing information from the world, then we all kind of have a different way of going about it. And when we say neuro divergent, we're talking about one person who may or may not have one of those labels. When we say neuro diverse, we're talking about everyone, because everybody's in that umbrella of having a brain that's unique and processing information in a unique way, and making sense of the world in a unique way. So it depends, I guess that's the answer to the question. Michael Hingson 21:06 No, it does. And I could make the case that we're all part of a neuro divergent world in a way, and I think that's what you're saying. But there, there are specific kinds of categories that mostly we deal with when we talk about neurodiversity. I'm a little bit familiar with Tourette's, but can you define that a little bit? Yeah, Khushboo Chabria 21:27 definitely. Um, Tourette's has to do with basically, it has to do with just kind of its has to do with tics and involuntary repetitive movements. So in terms of how that relates to neurodiversity, we're just talking about individuals who have different behaviors, whether that sounds, whether that's saying the same words in the same way, or having physical behavioral differences that are stereotypical, well, Michael Hingson 22:02 how was it for you grew up? Well, not growing up so much, but being in the workplace and not being diagnosed with ADHD and so on? That had to be quite a challenge? Khushboo Chabria 22:13 Yeah, definitely. Um, you know, to be honest, one of the biggest things that I found out right off the bat was that when I had a lot of different cases, and different deadlines, and different things that I needed to accomplish in my job, I really struggled with keeping control over everything that was going on. And as a clinician, you know, there was a lot of things that I was responsible for I was responsible for training all the staff that was on my cases, I was responsible for keeping track of all the materials that were needed. On every case, I was responsible for parent training, I was responsible for scheduling meetings, I was responsible for completing reports, I was responsible for staying connected to insurance companies. And with all of those different things, I had a really hard time with managing all my responsibilities. And in the beginning, you know, it was just a write up about being more punctual and being more timely to meetings. Then it became about making sure that all my reports are complete, then it was about making sure that my reports had all the feedback taken into consideration. And throughout every single step of it, I was feeling more and more disheartened about where I was and how I was working. And it really made me question, you know, is something wrong with me? Why is it that everyone else is able to do all this without any issues, but when it comes to me, here, I am struggling so much. And I was really depressed. I, I thought I was depressed, and I thought I was burnt out. And in trying to get treatment for that I ended up finding out I had ADHD. Michael Hingson 24:22 Did other supervisors or colleagues see kind of all the stress and the things that were going on? Or were you able to kind of hide it? Khushboo Chabria 24:30 A lot of people were able to see the stress and to be honest, for the longest time, despite being in a field that was there to support children with neurodiverse conditions. I found myself in a workplace that was very toxic. And I was basically just told, Well, you need to meet your billable hours and maybe you need to do this or maybe you need to do Under planning, but nobody was sitting down and telling me how to go about doing that, or what steps I needed to take to get the support I needed. And not a single person in that office had identified what I was dealing with as something that could be related to ADHD. Instead, I was just being told that I wasn't working hard enough, or I wasn't working fast enough, or I wasn't being organized enough. And I took all of that to heart. For a long time, it took me a long time to unlearn those messages. Because I kept beating myself up over the simple things. And I felt like I wasn't a good employee. And I felt at times that I was being discriminated against. But I realized now looking back at it all, that I made a lot of mistakes as well. And I should have known how to ask for that support early on. But I didn't know what I didn't know. So there's a lot of thinking that's gone behind everything that happened then. But looking back at it, now I'm able to see all the different sides of that equation. Michael Hingson 26:15 When did you start in the workforce? Khushboo Chabria 26:17 I started in the workforce in 20. I would say 2007. Michael Hingson 26:26 Okay, so you Where were you in school at that time? Khushboo Chabria 26:33 At that time, I was in community college, okay. And I was working at a daycare center with a whole bunch of children. And I was also working as a campus activities coordinator at our school. Michael Hingson 26:50 So that was 15 years ago. Do you see that there has been a lot of change in dealing with ADHD and and neuro diversity. And I don't mean, just talking about a real substantive change, that would nowadays make a difference. If you were starting out today, as opposed to what happened to you 15 years ago? Um, is it different? Yeah, Khushboo Chabria 27:23 I think the way that we do work with children who are neurodiverse has changed a lot. Like the way that things are done. Now the way that treatment is carried out, is very neurodiversity affirming, which means that it's not really about fixing anything, it's about really understanding what are the challenges that this individual is facing? And how can we support them such that they can live fulfilling independent lives without having to depend on other people. And so a lot of what I did before, was in regards to teaching skills. So I might be teaching a two year old how to make eye contact, I might be teaching a five year old how to tie their shoelaces. I taught everything from toilet training, to how to make a purchase at the store, how to start a conversation with someone how to speak, a lot of my clients were nonverbal when I was in the field. So that whole space has changed a lot. In regards to working and working conditions. I don't know if there have been a lot of changes in how we provide care, and how we provide support to people who are providing that care. And I think that as a society, we need to do a better job of supporting the people who are providing health care to the disability population. Yeah, and we could do a lot better with that. Right? Michael Hingson 29:08 Oh, no doubt about it. I was thinking, though, of how you described your work situation is you needed to work harder, you needed to work better, and so on. Do you think those attitudes in the workforce toward people who may be experiencing the same thing that you experience? Do you think that those kinds of conditions have changed much? Khushboo Chabria 29:35 I think they have to some degree, but I wouldn't say all across the board. And what I've mean when I say that is because even now, when people have disclosed their neurodiversity to their employer, there are times where people are just saying, Well, you know, I understand that you're struggling with a XYZ, but this work needs to be completed. So this idea of kind of painting this color on somebody who's a little bit differently, who works differently, who thinks differently, who processes information differently, I think we still have these assumptions that we make about people and those assumptions of, oh, this person's just lazy, or this person's just not doing it, or this person's just not the right fit. And as soon as we start using that terminology, we've now made assumptions before trying to understand what it is that that person might be struggling with. Right? Oh, Michael Hingson 30:46 I agree. And it sounds like that, even with the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act. And now 32 years ago, and 31 years ago, actually being enacted and going into law, it hasn't made a lot of difference in these kinds of things, because we just haven't really dealt with the educational aspect of it yet. Khushboo Chabria 31:11 Right? Yeah. I think you know, the problem is really with the stigma we have in society about people who are different, anyone who's another, right? It's very easy to say, Oh, this is just not working out, instead of approaching that person and saying, Hey, I noticed that in our last interaction, this is what happened. Is there something that I'm seeing that's confusing you? Or can you talk to me about what's going on, so I can help, right? And that moment, where you have the chance to question somebody, to understand that better before you judge them. That is something that we as a society just need to be better at, we need to be better managers, we need to be better educators, we need to be better leaders. And that comes with not trying to just rush things along and thinking that someone is going to be exactly the perfect candidate. But instead saying, You know what this is a human being. And the way that they might think, or work might be different than the way I think and work. So before I put them in a box, it's important to show that curiosity and that compassion to learn more about that person. Michael Hingson 32:41 And I think you hit it on the head when you talk about curiosity very much. How do we get people to be more curious to be more open to ask why and why not? As opposed to just assuming? Yeah, definitely. That's a real general question. I really, Khushboo Chabria 33:05 ya know, you know, and our presentations at neurodiversity pathways, we have this terminology called compassionate curiosity. And what that is, is that when you have a moment where something doesn't make sense, or someone's behavior is just not adding up to what you know about them. Or if some interaction happened, that leaves you feeling confused. Before you jump to, I can't believe this person hasn't gotten this to me. If we could all take a moment to say, Hey, I haven't heard from you. I just wanted to follow up is everything. Okay? Right. That's a really great way that we can sort of foster that kind of a culture, which capitalizes on empathy and understanding versus judgment and expectations. But that being said, to change that, I think that begins with increasing awareness. Right. So in the work that we do with neurodiversity pathways, the first thing we do when any company engages with us, and they say, We want to hire people with autism, or we want to hire neurodivergent people. The first thing we say to them is, there's no point in bringing anyone into your organization, unless and until you're able to foster a culture of inclusion, and a culture of understanding and awareness that's built around neurodiversity because as someone who is responsible for placing neurodivergent people into organizations, I know that if I place somebody in an organization that is not supportive neurodivergent talent, then that person is, forget, thrive or succeed, that person is not even going to be able to retain that position. Michael Hingson 35:10 Do you hear people often say, Oh, we don't need to do that, because I'm certainly open. I'm glad to bring somebody in. Who is who has autism? Or who is neuro divergent in some way? Do you? Do you see that a lot? Or do people get it and then tend to be open to say, how do we really make that happen? Khushboo Chabria 35:31 I would say probably a few years ago, there was a lot less awareness about neurodiversity. And I know that probably with every client that we engage with, they're at different levels of understanding about it. And maybe some of them have received trainings from other sources. But that being said, I think that there are definitely some companies who do try to rush these things. None of those are companies that we've engaged with. But the ones who try to rush into these diversity and inclusion efforts are usually the ones that fail. Because without that understanding, and that real culture of inclusion, and that culture of psychological safety, it's just kind of a recipe for disaster, when you have people who don't understand how to work with that population, Michael Hingson 36:28 and don't really want to take the time to do it. Right. Khushboo Chabria 36:32 Exactly. Exactly. Michael Hingson 36:34 Well, how did you get involved in being interested in disabilities, and well, neurodiversity, and so on, because that clearly had to happen a long time before you were diagnosed with ADHD. So how did all that happen? Khushboo Chabria 36:47 Yeah, definitely. Um, you know, so when I was in college, at UC San Diego, I had a major human development. And I was actually pre med at the time, because I thought that I wanted to go into medicine. And after I graduated from college, it was actually right when we had had our first sort of economic collapse as a country. And so there were still not a lot of jobs, I thought I wanted to do PhD programs in social psychology. And I had started applying to graduate programs all over the country in that degree. And it wasn't until I started working in the field of behavior analysis, that I felt I had kind of found a home. So growing up, I had a cousin, who had Global Developmental Delay, previously known as Mr. And I grew up with him. And I had always had a really special bond with them, I was very close to him. And I also had another cousin who grew up with schizophrenia. So I grew up kind of seeing how that had affected him. And when I graduated college, I needed a job, I applied to a part time job as a behavior therapist. And I worked for a very small company in Oakland, California. And my first client was an eight year old, nonverbal, autistic boy from Ethiopia. And he was the most beautiful child I had ever seen in my entire life. And I just fell in love with him. And within a few months of working with them, he started speaking his first words. And the first sentence he ever spoke was, I want more cookies. And that was it. I think that as soon as he started speaking, I knew that whatever I did, I wanted to be helping this population. And I wanted to work with neurodivergent people. And it started out with working with children. But when that client spoke his first words, I felt like the trajectory of my life had changed. And I decided to rescind all my applications for social psych. I reset for my GRE exams, and I reapplied to grad schools in behavior analysis. That's kind of what started the journey in that direction. And then obviously, as we spoke about before, when I was finally a clinician, I found out I had ADHD. i At that point, had worked for a school district. I had worked as an assessor. I had started a social skills group, I had tried to start a parent training program. I had done a lot of other things before I found neurodiversity pathways. Well, Michael Hingson 39:59 the big Question, of course is did you give him more cookies? Khushboo Chabria 40:03 Of course we did. Definitely Michael Hingson 40:07 reward good behavior. Khushboo Chabria 40:09 Yeah, he just it was amazing because as soon as he started speaking, just like babies do, he started babbling as well. And he would wake his mom up early in the morning and Babble Babble Babble for hours to her trying to communicate and everything that we pointed to and labeled for him was a word he picked up immediately. So it was a transformative case. Michael Hingson 40:38 That is so cool. And do you? Do you hear anything about him nowadays? Khushboo Chabria 40:46 Yeah, actually, I'm still in touch with his mom. And he just graduated high school a year ago. So he's starting in community college. Michael Hingson 40:56 How old is he? Khushboo Chabria 40:57 He is now 19 years old. Michael Hingson 41:00 Wow. That's so cool. Khushboo Chabria 41:04 Isn't that amazing? Michael Hingson 41:05 It is. It's wonderful. Well, that's what doing good work like that. And being thorough is all Khushboo Chabria 41:11 about. Exactly, exactly. Michael Hingson 41:14 So for you, having eventually been diagnosed with ADHD that that certainly had to give you a great amount of well, relief on one hand, but then also, it gave you the ability to really sit back and look at your options and decide how you go forward. What kind of tools did you end up then starting to use that maybe you didn't use so much before tools that help you be more productive and deal with what you had to deal with? Khushboo Chabria 41:46 Yeah. So at first, I had therapy, which is what I had started out with, and I had continued. At some point, I had also tried meds, but I found out that the meds were just too difficult on my body, and I couldn't handle staying on those. So I had to find other strategies. And some of those strategies were things like using a Google calendar using more reminders, planning ahead, having more of a morning routine, really building healthy habits around eating, sleeping hygiene and meditation so that I had a better handle on things, and also had to learn coping and resilience strategies for when things did not go my way. A lot of these tools and strategies got solidified when I joined neurodiversity pathways. And we actually used all this information to create the curriculum for our students who were going into the workplace. But for the time being, when I first gotten diagnosed, I started reading about things online. And I found people who were sharing strategies, on websites and on LinkedIn and on social media. And I slowly started piecing together the things that worked best for me, the things that were the most instrumental. In the beginning, were buying a habit calendar. And having a morning routine. With those two things, I was really able to get started. Then with the executive functioning, I started planning out reminders for things that I had do weeks in advance so that I was more on top of getting my tasks completed. And as I learned more and more about ADHD, I recognize that most of the things that I struggled with in regards to executive functioning, they weren't necessarily related specifically to cognitive differences, but they were more related to the emotional and behavioral aspects of executive functioning. So the anxiety of having to start a task that I've never done before, or just the fear of not getting it correct, that would just paralyze me from even beginning on the task. Those were the things that I needed tools around the most and that's where therapy came into play. Michael Hingson 44:26 Do you still deal with therapy today? Khushboo Chabria 44:29 I, I have been on and off therapy. I'm currently on a lookout for therapists. So if anyone's listening, I'm looking for one and I'm on many waitlist. The therapists in my area are all booked up because of COVID. And so there's been a little bit of challenge with that. But since the diagnosis, I have tried individual therapy. I've worked with different kinds of therapists so it was really important to me to try to find someone who was a South Asian therapist, because I felt like there were a lot of things that someone with a South Asian background would understand that someone who doesn't have that background would have a lot of difficulty in regard to cultural competency. In addition, I've also tried group therapy. And I've also done a workshop on ADHD that helped with learning how to be more organized. And with better planning. Michael Hingson 45:34 You mentioned meditation, how does that play into what you do? And in your own progress in psyche? Yeah, Khushboo Chabria 45:43 definitely, I think, you know, meditation is one of those things that a lot of people throw around. And it's kind of like, you know, the pop psychology thing to talk about, right? Like, let's all do mindfulness and meditation. And for me, because my mind is constantly racing at 100 miles per hour, what meditation and mindfulness practices allow me to do is to steal my mind, and to really focus on my breathing, and to really sort of observe the things that are making me anxious, without starting to act upon them right away. And so when I meditate, it's, that's my time to steal my mind of all the racing thoughts, to take account of the things that I'm anxious about. And instead of jumping on them, just observing them, reflecting on them, and noticing them before I can actually start to begin what it is that I want to do. And that single moment of clarity is enough for me to kind of be in a better headspace, so that I can tackle all the tasks on my to do list, Michael Hingson 47:06 show what happens when you do that. Khushboo Chabria 47:10 I think that it helps me relax, it helps me focus. It helps me prioritize on the things that I need to get done. And it allows me to have some breathing room to really plan things out in a way that doesn't take over my entire life. But instead, it helps me remember what things I have to do, what things I need to do, and what things I want to do. And as soon as I have that division and that clarity, in my mind, I'm better able to tackle the things I need to get done. Michael Hingson 47:51 Cool. Well, you've mentioned neurodiversity pathways many times. And so we should get to that. Tell me about that. What led you to finding it, what it is, and so on? Khushboo Chabria 48:04 Sure. So actually, when I decided to pivot to neurodiversity, in 2020, it was because at that point, I had tried to work in the field of behavior analysis for years, and continued to struggle and fail at that endeavor. And the reason being that I just didn't feel like the field was aligned with what I wanted to do. And I needed to figure out a different thing that I could take or a different path that I could take going forward with my career. So in the beginning of 2020, shortly before COVID, I had just left a position as a behavior specialist at a school district, where I was helping to support a class of students that were under the IDI category or emotionally disturbed. And at that point, I had decided that I wanted to shift away from all of the behavioral stuff and focus more on neurodiversity, because I wanted to be neurodiversity affirming in my career, and I wanted to be working with adults and I wanted to expand my skill set. And I didn't feel like my previous work was aligned with me anymore. So I ended up hiring a career coach. And this was in January of 2020. And he was someone who had a completely different background than me, but he was very good at learning what was awesome about me and what my strengths were, and how I could best showcase those strengths to the world. So together you him and I started our research into neurodiversity. And we learned a lot about how the field works. And then I started networking. And it's kind of ironic that I started with a career coach, because now I am a career coach to neurodivergent people. But in my networking, I ended up meeting someone named Jessica Lee, who has a neurodiversity program in Southern California. And she told me that I should speak to Ranga Rahman, who is the program director of neurodiversity pathways, and we set up a networking call, I opened up to him and honestly shared with him about everything that I had faced and where I was with my career, and what it is that I wanted to do. And to be honest with you, Michael, I cried to him. And 20 minutes later, he sent me a job description and said, I can only hire you as a volunteer for now. But you will get the work experience that you need in this space. And if at any point, you get another job, you're welcome to leave. But this would be a great starting place for you. And we will be happy to have you on the team. So that's how I came on to neurodiversity pathways. And when I joined the team, we have lost all our funding due to COVID. And we had to basically build our program from the ground up. So at the time, me Ranga, and a small group of volunteers work together to build our first online course. And that was growth mindset. And we went from building one course to three courses, to five courses, to 10 courses to 14 courses. And what our career launch program is now is a 14 course program training program called Career Readiness Training, followed by six months of one on one coaching. The entire program is called Career launch programs. And it is aimed at neurodivergent individuals who have a two or four year college degree and those who are unemployed or underemployed, in relation to their strengths, their qualifications and their interest. And it's focused on those who are really motivated to get a job and be good at it. And those who need the motivation and drive to get to their goals. Michael Hingson 52:41 Well, overall, what is neuro diversity pathways as an organization, what what does it do? How do you start? Tell us a little more about that, if you would? Khushboo Chabria 52:52 Yeah, definitely. So Rhonda J. Rahman, who's our program director, was actually responsible for starting a lot of coalition building around neurodiversity at Stanford University. And when he left Stanford, he joined goodwill, and started neurodiversity pathways, which used to be known as expandability. Colon autism advantage. And then after about two years, they rebranded themselves to not just focus on autism, but to be focused on the full neurodiversity umbrella, which is when they became neurodiversity pathways. We've been around since 2017. And we are a social impact program under the mission services umbrella at the goodwill of Silicon Valley. So we Oh, go ahead. Go ahead. I was gonna say we work on two sides. On one side, we work with individuals, which is the career launch program, which I was just telling you about. And on the organization side, we have workplace inclusion services, where we train companies on neuro Diversity Awareness, and we provide business process consultation. And we provide coaching and we provide half day and full day workshops to train companies on how to work with neurodivergent people. So those are the two ways in which we support Michael Hingson 54:26 do you work on both sides of the company or mainly in the work? Khushboo Chabria 54:31 I work on both sides. So on the individual side, I teach all the job development courses. And I do a lot of the coaching that we do with our students to get them placed into jobs. And on the organizational side and part of all the presentations and the consulting that we do with companies that want to hire neurodivergent people. Michael Hingson 54:56 Are there other kinds of career launch programs around the country? Similar to what neurodiversity pathways does, or yeah, Khushboo Chabria 55:05 there are, but there are many different kinds. And they're offering many different kinds of services. But I would like to say that there isn't a single program in the country that as in depth as ours, that has a 10 month commitment to neurodivergent individuals, where we teach everything from personal effectiveness to workplace competency skills, and job development. And a two week workplace experience, followed by six months of coaching, Michael Hingson 55:38 is the program free to people who need it. Khushboo Chabria 55:41 The program is free to anyone who is connected to any DLR office in California. However, if you live in a different state, if you live in a different country, we're willing and able to work with any local service providers or government agencies in order to get you the funding that you need to cover the costs of the program. Michael Hingson 56:08 So you get funding from the Department of Rehabilitation now, for example. So there is funding, unlike there was at the beginning of the COVID time. Khushboo Chabria 56:19 Yeah, so actually, I was only I was a volunteer for a part of the time. And then I was my manager pushed for me to become a contractor. And then I became a full time employee. So I have been a full time employee for a little bit. And we have gotten the program off the ground. So when we were building the courses, we did several test runs. We had our official first cohort launched in spring of this year, which went from March 1 to July 1. And we are now recruiting for our fall program, which begins on September 13. Michael Hingson 57:00 How can organizations and people support or help what you're doing and neurodiversity pathways in the Korean lunch program. Khushboo Chabria 57:09 There are so many different ways. So if you actually go to our website, you can make a donation to our mission. You can also sponsor the education of a student if you're interested in that you can hire us to come speak to your work groups, to your community groups, to your team, to your organization, about neurodiversity, you can also sign up to be a volunteer coach to help support one of our students while they're working, or look looking for jobs. So there are lots of different ways we host two neurodiversity awareness sessions that are free to anyone in the world online. And those are offered two times a month, you can sign up on our website when you click on awareness sessions, and go to individual and click on the Google Form there. Additionally, if you want to hire us for Neuro Diversity Awareness, or to help hire neurodiverse people into your company, we're happy to speak to you about that as well. Michael Hingson 58:19 In it all operates under the umbrella of goodwill of Silicon Valley's 501 C three tax status, or do you have your own? Khushboo Chabria 58:28 We're all under the goodwill and Michael Hingson 58:32 it makes sense. Well, so what do you do when you're not working? Khushboo Chabria 58:37 Um, to be honest, lately, I've been mostly just working. But I'm also working on my dissertation, which is kind of related to work. Michael Hingson 58:49 Congratulations. So you're working toward a PhD? Khushboo Chabria 58:52 Yeah, it's actually an EDD in organizational leadership. Michael Hingson 58:57 Okay. Where, what what? Khushboo Chabria 59:01 So I'm going to UMass global, which used to formally be known as Brandman University, under the Chapman umbrella. And I am getting my degree in organizational leadership. So I'm going to abd right now, which is all but dissertation, which means I have completed my coursework, but I haven't completed my dissertation yet. And so I am completing that now. My dissertation is going to be looking at the lived experience of colleagues of neurodivergent employees. Michael Hingson 59:40 When do you think you'll get to defend it and become a doctor? Khushboo Chabria 59:46 Well, to be honest with you, Michael, with my ADHD, I only have until August of next year to defend so I have to get it done by August of next year. Or school. Yeah, I do much better. They have deadlines. So when they told me I had a year left, I wish they had emailed me that, that actual email a few years prior, so I could have been scared enough to just get it done. But here we are towards the end of it outside of my dissertation. I am learning Tarot. So I'm moonlighting as a tarot reader. And I do a lot of different networking things. And I'm part of social groups, and I do speaking engagements. And I spend a lot of time with friends and family and I travel as well. Where have you traveled? I've traveled to a lot of places in Asia. So I've traveled to the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Macau. I've also traveled a little bit in Europe. So I've traveled to Spain and to France. But I'm hoping to increase that once things settle down with COVID. Michael Hingson 1:01:11 Yeah. Hopefully that will happen sometime in the near future, or at least in the future, but it's so unpredictable still. Khushboo Chabria 1:01:20 Exactly, definitely. Michael Hingson 1:01:23 Well, this has been a heck of a lot of fun. And I've learned a lot I appreciate all that you have had to say. So you haven't written any books or anything yet, your thesis is probably going to be your first major project. Khushboo Chabria 1:01:37 Yes, definitely. I have been published as a poet and a couple of books, but that's not related to this. Michael Hingson 1:01:45 Okay. Well, it's, it's great that you're doing some writing. And that is always exciting to do. Well, if people want to learn more about you, or reach out, if they want to explore neurodiversity pathways, and so on, if you would tell us all about how to contact you and how to learn about the program and so on. Khushboo Chabria 1:02:05 Yeah, definitely. So when this podcast is published, I know you're going to be posting some links on our website, and all of those other things. But if you go to ndpathways.org. That is our website, all our information is there, our contact information is there as well. You can reach out to me directly, you can connect with me on LinkedIn, I'm happy to answer any questions that you have. And to be able to help you in any way that I Michael Hingson 1:02:36 can. How do people connect with you on LinkedIn, Khushboo Chabria 1:02:40 my LinkedIn profile will also be linked to this podcast, but it is actually just linked in.com and my U R L, let me just pull it up is linkedin.com backslash Khushboo Chabria, which is K h u s h B for boy, o o C a b r i a. And that's my full name after the LinkedIn and the backslash. Michael Hingson 1:03:18 Khushboo. Thank you very much for being here. And I think it's always fun when we get to learn more and new and different things. And we get to explore new ideas, at least to some of us. They're new, but explore ideas and even picking up new things. Even though we may have heard some of it before. There's always new stuff. So thank you for bringing that to all of us. Khushboo Chabria 1:03:46 Thank you so much for having me, Michael, I appreciate you. Michael Hingson 1:03:49 Well, I appreciate you being here. And I hope you enjoyed this out there, please reach out to Khushboo. And also, I'd love to hear from you. Let me know what you thought about this. You can reach me at Michaelhi at accessibe.com or go to www dot Michael hingson.com/podcast. We also really would appreciate a five star review from you wherever you're listening to this podcast. Please do that. Your support is what makes this worthwhile and possible and we love to hear the things you have to say. So we appreciate you doing that. And we hope that you'll be here again next weekend Khushboo you thank you for once more for being here with us today. Khushboo Chabria 1:04:35 Thank you so much for having Michael Hingson 1:04:41 You have been listening to the Unstoppable Mindset podcast. Thanks for dropping by. I hope that you'll join us again next week, and in future weeks for upcoming episodes. To subscribe to our podcast and to learn about upcoming episodes, please visit www dot Michael hingson.com slash podcast. Michael Hingson is spelled m i c h a e l h i n g s o n. While you're on the site., please use the form there to recommend people who we ought to interview in upcoming editions of the show. And also, we ask you and urge you to invite your friends to join us in the future. 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Live—from the campus of Hillsdale College in beautiful Hillsdale Michigan— this is Scot Bertram in for Steve on the Steve Gruber Show for –Thursday, December 29th 2022— —Here are 3 big things you need to know— One — The U.S. is imposing new restrictions on travelers from China due to a surge in COVID-19 cases. Starting January 5th, air passengers from China two years or older will be required to show a negative COVID test no more than two days before their departure. That also applies to passengers from Hong Kong or Macau. Two— A man convicted for his role in a plot to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer is being sentenced to prison. Barry Croft Jr. on Wednesday was sentenced to 19-and-a-half years in prison for plotting to kidnap the governor over her COVID-19 restrictions. And number three— Pope Francis says his predecessor is "very sick." The 95-year-old Pope Emeritus Benedict resigned in 2013, becoming the first pope in about 600 years to step down. He's been living in a Vatican guest house since then.
A note from Talking Taiwan host Felicia Lin: In August the news broke that WorldPride 2025 was no longer going to be hosted by Taiwan. Less than a year ago, InterPride and Taiwan had celebrated the selection of Kaohsiung Pride's bid over the Capital Pride Alliance of Washington D.C. to host WorldPride 2025 in Taiwan. The announcement about WorldPride Taiwan 2025 was hugely significant since Taiwan was the first country in Asia to legalize same sex marriage in 2019 and It would be the first ever WorldPride event to be held in East Asia. My listeners will recall that we did an episode about this news last December with Darien Chen in episode 162. What had happened to make Kaohsiung Pride and the Taiwan Preparation Committee decide to withdraw from hosting WorldPride Taiwan 2025? In August I came across a tweet about the cancellation by Bi-Khim Hsiao, Taiwan's Representative to the United States. She had tweeted an article written by David Yu, Don't Sacrifice Taiwan in the Fight for LGBT Rights. The article had been published in Foreign Policy. I reached out David and I invited him to come onto Talking Taiwan as a guest to discuss and reflect on what happened. David is Contractor CTO of an LA-based life sciences startup. I also reached out to the Kaohsiung Pride committee, and InterPride for comment but have not received any responses to date. This episode of Talking Taiwan has been sponsored by NATWA, the North America Taiwanese Women's Association. NATWA was founded in 1988, and its mission is: to evoke a sense of self-esteem and enhance women's dignity, to oppose gender discrimination and promote gender equality, to fully develop women's potential and encourage their participation in public affairs, to contribute to the advancement of human rights and democratic development in Taiwan, to reach out and work with women's organizations worldwide to promote peace for all. To learn more about NATWA visit their website: www.natwa.com Here's a little preview of what we talked about in this podcast episode: David's involvement with ITASA The article that David wrote for Foreign Policy about the cancellation of WorldPride Taiwan 2025, which was tweeted by Bi-khim Hsiao How Taiwan won the bid to host WorldPride 2025 in November of 2021 How on August 12, 2022, the WorldPride Taiwan 2025 Facebook page posted an announcement stating that they would be terminating hosting WorldPride 2025 What's been reported in the media regarding the cancellation of WorldPride Taiwan 2025 The statement posted on the WorldPride Taiwan 2025 Facebook page regarding their termination of hosting WorldPride 2025 InterPride's request that the event name be changed from WorldPride Taiwan 2025 to WorldPride Kaohsiung 2025, and the offer to use WorldPride Kaohsiung, Taiwan How InterPride's application for consultative status at the United Nations and China may have influenced to request to change the WorldPride event name Should Kaohsiung Pride and the Taiwan Preparation Committee found a way to still host WorldPride 2025 in Taiwan What is the loss of not hosting WorldPride 2025 in Taiwan LGBTQIA rights in Europe Europe's views and dealings with China How Guzzler Leong, Standing Director of Kaohsiung Pride (originally from Macau) was able to have his same sex marriage recognized in Taiwan, however his case does not change the precedent of Taiwan only recognizing transnational same sex marriages to citizens of countries where same sex marriage is legal The parallels between Taiwan's situation in the global arena and LGBTQIA rights within mainstream society How China interferes with Taiwan's representation internationally How Taiwan has to compete under the name Chinese Taipei in the Olympics David's personal experiences at sporting events where Taiwan was not accurately represented and how he handled it An inspiring quote about coming out, by Harvey Milk, a gay activist and member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors How the Gay Games 2023 is being co-hosted by Guadalajara and Hong Kong and Dennis Philipse the founder and co-organizer of Gay Games Hong Kong has resigned How to move forward from the cancellation of WorldPride Taiwan 2025 Related Links: To view all related links for this article, click link below: https://talkingtaiwan.com/what-caused-the-cancellation-of-worldpride-taiwan-2025-our-discussion-with-david-yu-ep-220/
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Regional, Vegas, and online gross gaming revenue is going to remain resilient, says Chad Beynon. He discusses why you should keep believing in the gaming industry. He talks about how Macau's gross gaming revenue will improve in 2023 as policies are loosened. He mentions some top mid-large cap names including IGT, DKNG, and PENN and some top small cap names which include EVRI, NGMS, and RSI. He then goes over gambling trends to keep your eyes on. Tune in to find out more about the stock market today.
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North Korea News Podcast by NK News
In 2019, the activist Adrian Hong led a daring raid on North Korea's Embassy in Madrid, stealing hard drives and documents and apparently assaulting embassy staff. Initial news reports suggested that Free Joseon, Hong's human rights activist group that advocates for overthrowing the Kim regime in Pyongyang, was behind the raid. But it soon became clear that it was far more complex than a simple smash-and-grab, possibly even involving the CIA and a fake kidnapping attempt. In his new book, “The Rebel and the Kingdom,” Bradley Hope attempts to unpack the events of that February day by focusing on the ringleader himself. And he joins the NK News podcast this week to discuss his findings — from Hong's upbringing and background in DPRK human rights to how he put together Free Joseon and the continuing fallout from the Madrid raid. Hope also touches on the plight of Christopher Ahn, the daring escape of Kim Jong Un's nephew from Macau and more. Bradley Hope is an award-winning author based in London. He is the New York Times bestselling co-author of “Billion Dollar Whale” (2018) and “Blood and Oil” (2020). About the podcast: The North Korea News Podcast is a weekly podcast hosted by Jacco Zwetsloot (@JaccoZed) exclusively for NK News, covering all things DPRK — from news to extended interviews with leading experts and analysts in the field, along with insight from our very own journalists.
Get ready to laugh! In this episode, Phil has American stand up comedian and traveller of the world Brad Upton on for a chat. You may know him from headlining comedy clubs all over the world, having opened for big musical acts like Dolly Parton, George Jones and Johnny Mathis, from touring with the legendary Joan Rivers or from his insanely viral online videos, who currently have over 200 million views. You can expect to hear about Brad's comedy career, stories about bombing onstage, being a comedian on cruise ships and a story about having food poisoning on stage in Macau. This one was so much fun. Grab a cold one and enjoy the great Brad Upton! GUEST SOCIAL instagram.com/braduptoncomedy/?hl=en https://bradupton.com/ ABOUT THE SHOW Crack open a cold one as avid traveller Phil takes you around the globe on a series of wild adventures that aren't going to be featured in your guide book. Temples by day, dance floors by night; Phil and his guests from around the globe, straight talk you through life on the road and share some of their world-class stories. Whether it be from life threatening bus rides or encounters with the Thai mafia, this show will open your eyes to a whole new world and satisfy your wanderlust. ADDITIONAL CONTENT Linktree - https://linktr.ee/2beerstilltakeoff SPECIAL THANKS Produced by: David at Strutt Sound Productions- https://linktr.ee/davidsirish Music by Alex Gagne: https://www.instagram.com/alexandregagne_music/?hl=enhttps://www.tiktok.com/@alexandregagne23_ BUSINESS CONTACT INFO/COLLABORATIONS firstname.lastname@example.org --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/2beerstilltakeoff/message-- --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/2beerstilltakeoff/message
My guest today is Stephen Vines. Steve is a British journalist, writer, broadcaster and restaurateur, who was based in Hong Kong for over 30 years from 1987 to 2021. He is also the author of Defying the Dragon: Hong Kong and the World's Largest Dictatorship, which is today's focus. In Defying the Dragon and today's conversation, Stephen documents Hong Kong's recent struggles with the "One country, two systems" models, places it in the wider context of the CCP's history of dictatorship, and explains Hong Kong's values of protest and identity. I hope you enjoy my conversation with Steve Vines. For the full show notes, transcript, and links to mentioned content, check out the episode page on https://compoundingpodcast.com/ep44 ------ Show Notes: [00:00:31] - [First question] - how you Steve came to Hong Kong in 1987 and why he left in 2021 [00:14:23] - Why couldn't the CCP honour the 1 country 2 systems model? [00:18:03] - Why did the British make the New Territories a 99 year lease and not land in perpetuity like the rest of Hong Kong? Would this whole situation be avoided or would China still find a way to get Hong Kong back? [00:22:31] - Differences between Hong Kong and Macau [00:28:04] - If the one country two systems model was a trial run for incorporating Taiwan back into China, why has the CCP done such a terrible job? [00:33:48] - Thoughts on Hong Kong Identity [00:41:53] - Anything we haven't covered about Hong Kong today? ------ Connect with Steve: Defying the Dragon: Hong Kong and the World's Largest Dictatorship: https://amzn.to/3WgT6rz Hong Kong: China's New Colony: https://amzn.to/3sKGNGk Steve's Website: https://stephenvines-author.com/about/ ------ Stay up to date with the podcast by signing up for the Compounding Curiosity Substack, where I'll email you when the latest episode comes out along with my summary and takeaways, links to mentioned content, graphics and the transcript. Sign up at https://compoundingcuriosity.substack.com/ ------ Stay Connected with Compounding Curiosity: Visit the Compounding Curiosity PODCAST: https://CompoundingPodcast.com/ Sign up for the Compounding Curiosity SUBSTACK: https://compoundingcuriosity.substack.com/ Follow Compounding Curiosity on TWITTER: https://twitter.com/CompndCuriosity/ Follow Kalani Scarrott on TWITTER: https://twitter.com/ScarrottKalani/ Sign up for the Allocators Asia SUBSTACK: https://AllocatorsAsia.substack.com/ Join the DISCORD: https://discord.gg/NPVNPVsCYb Have some thoughts on the podcast? Leave FEEDBACK: https://forms.gle/Du61UxeJ25BkydH49
8 DELICIOUS cantonese food foreigners might find gross, Debunking all concepts of "weird" food in Macau or Hong Kong! It's understandable that some dishes don't look so appetizing BUT that's because Chinese prioritize flavors and health benefits
Carl Quintanilla and Jim Cramer kicked off the week by focusing on global markets under pressure, as protests in China over that country's "zero-COVID" policy spark concerns about growth and demand in the world's second largest economy. Coverage includes a report from on the ground in Beijing. The anchors also discussed the latest holiday shopping report cards, including data from Adobe which show Black Friday online sales set a new record. Disney also in the spotlight ahead of CEO Bob Iger's Monday town hall meeting with employees. Also in focus: Upgrades for Activision, WTI crude falls into negative territory for the year and casino stocks get a Macau boost.
Wir sprechen in diesem FeedGAG u.a. über Galla Placidia und ihr Wirken in Bulgarien, sprechende Pferde bei Bibi & Tina und warum in Macau Las Vegas nachgebaut wird. Mehr über das erwähnte "Smart Hans"-Projekt gibt's hier: https://www.uzupis.de/smart-hans/ // Podcasts des Monats Wisspod: https://wissenschaftspodcasts.de/ Drama Carbonara: https://www.dramacarbonara.at/ //Aus unserer Werbung Du möchtest mehr über unsere Werbepartner erfahren? Hier findest du alle Infos & Rabatte: https://linktr.ee/GeschichtenausderGeschichte NEU: Wer unsere Folgen lieber ohne Werbung anhören will, kann das über eine kleine Unterstützung auf Steady oder ein Abo des GeschichteFM-Plus Kanals auf Apple Podcasts tun. Wir freuen uns, wenn ihr den Podcast bei Apple Podcasts rezensiert oder bewertet. Für alle jene, die kein iTunes verwenden, gibt's die Podcastplattform Panoptikum, auch dort könnt ihr uns empfehlen, bewerten aber auch euer ganz eigenes Podcasthörer:innenprofil erstellen. Wir freuen uns auch immer, wenn ihr euren Freundinnen und Freunden, Kolleginnen und Kollegen oder sogar Nachbarinnen und Nachbarn von uns erzählt!
The Formula Scout team get together to discuss the final round of the Formula 2 season in Abu Dhabi, the F4 support races and the Macau Grand Prix
Steve Ruddock is back, discussing his new work overlords, shedding some light on the decision by Sands to not do online things or something, and discussing the midterm elections in the US before the polls had opened. I guess we will know when you hear this whether Steve is psychic or not, amiright?? Fintan and Jon start off by talking pap [0:00 - 23:00], then it's Steve [23:30 - 1:06:31] talking many North American things indeed.
Sam's friend and Hong Kong “King of Self-Storage” Kevin Shee returns to the podcast for his 3 rd appearance. Kevin previously appeared on ILAB 07 & ILAB 106. Kevin goes over his attempted transition out of self-storage and into passive investor and why it failed. He goes over his current business model in Hong Kong and why he's brought Sam along for a new business venture in Japan. Sam and Kevin also go over the intricacies of Japan's daily life and why it's so traveler unfriendly to visit. Then Sam and Johnny recap their status and discuss their thoughts on Kevin, as they both personally know him. And Johnny reveals that he recently attempted to get a very odd job in Japan. Kevin Shee is the owner of SC Storage, Hong Kong's leading low-cost self-storage provider with over 60 convenient locations in Hong Kong and Macau, and more than 18,000 self-storage units. He started his self-storage business 18 years ago and has consistently grown in locations and customers. When it comes to self-storage, he is the king! Listen to ILAB 254 on iTunes here or subscribe on your favorite podcast app. Where we are: Johnny FD – Greece / IG @johnnyfdj Sam Marks – Japan / IG @imsammarks Derek Spartz – Los Angeles / IG @DerekRadio Sponsor: ShopifyGet 14 days free and access Shopify's full suite of features to get selling online today! Just go to Shopify.com/ilab to get started. Discussed: SC Storage Like these investments? Try them with these special ILAB links: ArtofFX – Start with just a $10,000 account (reduced from $25,000) Fundrise – Start with only $1,000 into their REIT funds (non-accredited investors OK)*Johnny and Sam use all of the above services personally. Time Stamp: 11:33 – Why is Japan difficult for foreigners to travel within? 16:15 – How did you become semi-fluent in Japanese? 20:14 – How did we get into biking? 22:23 – What impressed Sam about Japan? 27:55 – Why wouldn't you move to Japan? 29:43 – Can you tell us about your Bali residence and how you got to purchase it? 36:51 – Why is Sam so impressed with Dubai? 39:33 – What's the state of self storage? 49:49 – Do you plan to open more properties in Hong Kong or abroad? 53:00 – What is Sam's plan for 2023? 56:40 – What is Kevin Shee's new “fashion item”? If you enjoyed this episode, do us a favor and share it! Also if you haven't already, please take a minute to leave us a 5-star review on iTunes and claim your bonus here! Copyright 2022. All rights reserved. Read our disclaimer here.
Ever thought of flying a plane? In this episode we got Joel Fesalbon telling us what it was like going from dancing to flying a plane! From Macau to Daytona Beach, FL! Whether you want to start dancing, thinking about flying a plane, or even just curious about how his journey from Macau to America went, Tune in! #dancer #pilot #learntofly Watch us on youtube! https://youtu.be/mDlpyBzWguA --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/outcaststhepodcast/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/outcaststhepodcast/support
Happy Halloween! yes we've NEVER gone trick or treating but that's because we grew up in Macau, but we always got to celebrate Paji's birthday around this time of year! Throwback to celebrating birthdays in Mcdonald's and KFC in Asia, and how Filipinos love their mayo and ketchup. Speaking of the Philippines and Halloween, they also have the scariest creatures like the white lady and the mananaggal. #Macau #Halloween #mcdonalds #kfc #asia --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/outcaststhepodcast/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/outcaststhepodcast/support
A ensinar português a estrangeiros a 11 mil km de Portugal, a Rute Ramos diz que se sente em casa em Macau. Chegou em 2018, não vem a Portugal há 3 anos e meio e diz que tem sido necessária uma boa dose de loucura.
What's Next! with Tiffani Bova
Welcome to the What's Next! podcast with Tiffani Bova. This week we revisit our great conversation with Maria Konnikova. Maria graduated from Harvard, earned her Ph.D. in psychology from Columbia. She's written two New York Times bestsellers: The Confidence Game and Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes, along with her most recent release of The Biggest Bluff, a New York Times bestseller, one of the Times' 100 Notable Books of 2020, and a finalist for the Telegraph Best Sports Writing Awards for 2021. While she had zero poker experience before her first trip to Las Vegas in the fall of 2016, she has now won multiple tournaments, including the PCA National Championship, and finished second at an Asian Pacific Tour, Macau event. THIS EPISODE IS PERFECT FOR… those looking to be confident when facing change. TODAY'S MAIN MESSAGE… You might think that it's all about luck when it comes to being successful in life, but Maria differs. The old adage that luck is opportunity and preparedness meeting sounds great in theory but is only applied to positive aspects of people's lives. But luck just happens. It's not personal. It's not about a linear career path that led you to a moment of success. In fact, successful people often come from the outside. They have a true advantage because their mind is more flexible; they are not hemmed in by convention to behave in a certain way. They are free from preconceptions. WHAT I LOVE MOST… the marriage of psychology, game theory and poker that uncovers insights to be a better leader and change agent. Being an outsider may come with challenges, but having a fresh perspective on the established set of wisdom may be the key to unlocking the unmet potential in yourself and your company. Get uncomfortable - seriously, it makes you (and your business) better. Running time: 40:58 Subscribe on iTunes Find Tiffani on social: Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Find Maria on social: Website Twitter Facebook Maria's Book: The Biggest Bluff
US equities were higher in Monday trading, ending just off session highs and extending Friday's gains, which capped off best week for S&P and Nasdaq since June. Deeply depressed sentiment and positioning are still cited as the key upside driver. US flash manufacturing and services PMIs missed, and China tech and Macau-linked casinos were broadly weaker in the wake of the conclusion of its party congress.
Andy shares drinking songs while Dan shares hangover songs! Andy talks about visiting Macau. Other stuff!