Podcasts about Merit

Share on
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Reddit
Share on LinkedIn
Copy link to clipboard
  • 1,672PODCASTS
  • 2,671EPISODES
  • 41mAVG DURATION
  • 2DAILY NEW EPISODES
  • Jul 4, 2022LATEST

POPULARITY

20122013201420152016201720182019202020212022


Best podcasts about Merit

Show all podcasts related to merit

Latest podcast episodes about Merit

CruxCasts
Almadex Minerals (DEX) - North American Gold Silver Exploration

CruxCasts

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2022 20:34


Almadex Minerals Ltd. is a Canada-based exploration company. The Company's intended business activity is the acquisition and exploration of exploration and evaluation properties in Canada, the United States and Mexico. The Company's projects include El Chato, Nueva Espana, San Carlos, Lajas, Mezquites, San Pedro, Viky, Yago, Merit, Nicoamen River, Ponderosa, Monte Cristo, Paradise Valley, Veta and Willow. El Chato covers an area of acid-sulphate alteration developed in volcanic rocks, including zones of massive silica, quartz-alunite and kaolinite. The Lajas project, located in San Luis Potosi State, is a 100% owned by the Company project acquired by staking. The Mezquites project is located in the state of Nayarit. Nueva Espana is 100% owned by the Company. The claim covers an area of clay alteration silicification and veining developed in volcanic and carbonate rocks. The San Carlos Project is comprised of one claim covering 20 hectares. The claim is located in Tamaulipas State.

Reformation Bible Church
The Infinite Merit of Christ

Reformation Bible Church

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2022 40:31


Listen to sermons from Reformation Bible Church!

Dvar Torah, Rabbi Eli Friedman
Chelek 18, Chukas 3 - Not a Merit

Dvar Torah, Rabbi Eli Friedman

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 3, 2022 4:39


Chelek 18, Chukas 3 - Not a Merit

MHT Seminary Sermons & Podcasts
Sermon: Pentecost IV - Tribulations and Their Reward, by Fr. Eldracher

MHT Seminary Sermons & Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 3, 2022 12:43


Given on the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost, 2022.

The Thomas Green Podcast
#236 - Are You Open To... With Merit Kahn

The Thomas Green Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 3, 2022 57:24


In this episode, I speak with Merit Kahn on the topic of open mindedness, re-deciding, possibility-itis and the 3 types of mindsets. ★ Merit's Bio: ★ CEO of SELLect Sales Development. Sales & Business Development expert.Certified Emotional Intelligence expert. Certified Speaking Professional. Entrepreneur since 1998.Author. Stand-up comedian.Writer, producer and performer of a one-woman inspiring comedy show. Single mom of a teen.Connect with Merit:https://meritkahn.com/podcast/

Locked On Steelers – Daily Podcast On The Pittsburgh Steelers
Where Kenny Pickett Comparisons to Joe Burrow Have Merit, and Get Crazy / Eric Fisher to Steelers?

Locked On Steelers – Daily Podcast On The Pittsburgh Steelers

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 40:35


Chris Carter, NFL and NCAAF analyst, hosts the Locked on Steelers podcast, and is joined by Josh Taylor of KDKA-TV and 93.7 The Fan. When the Pittsburgh Steelers picked Kenny Pickett in the first round, many wondered how high his potential could reach. Recently, former Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy said he didn't see any differences between Pickett and Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow. While some of Pickett's and Burrow's strengths align with accuracy and leadership, and their paths in college both shared quick rises in their final years, there's a reason Burrow went first overall and Pickett went 20th in the NFL Draft. Also, a caller's question asks about a Steelers free agent move for backup offensive tackle, but who should Omar Khan go after? Eric Fisher and Tyrell Crosby seem like good fits. CALL INTO THE SHOW AT 412-223-6644 or if international, e-mail your audio message to LOSTEELERSTOPICBAG@GMAIL.COM Follow Chris Carter on Twitter: @CarterCritiques. Theme music is 'Soul Kick' by Ceddy P, and 'Too Easy' by Nerdboy. Both from their label Renaissance Music. Find more from their label here. This show is part of the Locked on Podcast Network. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline BetOnline.net has you covered this season with more props, odds and lines than ever before. BetOnline – Where The Game Starts! Rock Auto Amazing selection. Reliably low prices. All the parts your car will ever need. Visit RockAuto.com and tell them Locked On sent you. Athletic Greens To make it easy, Athletic Greens is going to give you a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase. All you have to do is visit athleticgreens.com/NFLNETWORK. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

DealMakers
Tomer Kagan On Raising $80 Million To Bring Verified Data Into Existing Workflows

DealMakers

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 29:26


Tomer Kagan is now on his third startup. His latest venture has already raised tens of millions of dollars for a company that has helped us get through some of the deadliest disasters in recent years. The company, Merit has attracted funding from top-tier investors like Bossanova Investimentos, Quiet Capital, GovTech Fund, and Collier Fund.

Sanctus Forum
Conspiracy Commentaries: §40 But Is That the Issue?

Sanctus Forum

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 10:24


Despite what it seems there is a great deal of unity among the theological right, often called evangelicals, and Dallas Willard, in this section, wants to call the right's view of salvation into question. Merit, forgiveness, heaven are important issues but are they THE ISSUE? Michael Stewart breaks it down from Ohio, the land of lawn mowers. BE INFORMED and PRAY for us better by signing up for the Sanctus newsletter: https://sanctus.institute

I AM MOM Parenting Podcast
EP 60 - How To Keep Your Daughter Safe from Predators

I AM MOM Parenting Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 82:47


Human trafficking It doesn't look like what we think it does.  It is so subtle and is happening in our communities right under noses.  The average age for girls being recruited is 13 years old.  Girls being groomed don't even realize they are falling prey and parents rarely notice.  Listen to understand how to protect your family and what we can do as parents to prevent our children from being targets. Be sure to listen for: What grooming looks like and how victims get sucked in Who is at risk and which communities are being targeted (hint: kids who lack confidence, newcomers, South Asian communities, etc.) Why do victims not share or tell someone Who the buyers are and current trends What you can do for your child starting from birth to prevent them from being a target What you can do to educate yourself and your community members on prevention What victims need to get help How to apply to support victims if you are a trauma informed professional About Our Guest: Kelly Tallon Franklin is Canada's leading expert, advocate and trainer on the issue of human trafficking, sexual exploitation, force prostitution.  She is a survivor, best-selling author is the founder and Chief Executive Director of Courage for Freedom, a Canadian-leading organization who exists to educate, train, and certify front-line and community service providers on proven strategies and prevention tactics to serve vulnerable victims of human trafficking and sexual exploitation.   Kelly is an international and national anti human trafficking task force chairperson with Business and Professional Women and has been acknowledged and awarded many accolades globally as a survivor advocate and activist champion of minor aged children and youth.  Kelly, her teams, and their projects have created awareness movements and developed support for victim survivors of human trafficking and sexual exploitation that include equine therapy, trauma informed and person centric care approaches that are revered and respected. Kelly is a survivor, best-selling author, award-winning speaker, respected advocate, and trainer on the issue of human trafficking, sexual exploitation, force prostitution and equines.   Awards and accolades Kelly has received for her work: Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal of Honour Ontario Provincial Volunteer Medal(s) of Excellence Canada 150 Certificate of Merit and Recognition Chamber of Commerce Women of Impact Award State of Michigan House of Representatives Governors Honor Congresswomen's Justice Award  Entered into USA Congregational Record as Justice Champion American Human Rights Council Social Justice Award Business and Professional Women Canada Leadership Award Chair of the Business and Professional Women Canada Adhoc Committee in Anti Human Trafficking CSW64 UNWomen Presenter CSW65 UNWomen Presenter Government of Ontario Volunteer Service Award Canadian Women of Excellence Acknowledgement Province of Ontario Award of Distinction Become an ally and connect with Kelly! Website:  https://www.motherdaughterempower.ca%0D/ (https://www.courageforfreedom.org) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/courageforfreedom (https://www.instagram.com/courageforfreedom) https://www.instagram.com/kellytfranklin (https://www.instagram.com/kellytfranklin) Donate to provide resources for victims: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/farmtown-canada (https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/farmtown-canada) Important Dates: February 22nd     National Awareness Day for Canada July 30th              UN Day to End Trafficking and Person About the Hosts: About Dimple Arora – Founder of Mindful Evolution Dimple Arora is the founder of Mindful Evolution (ME) — a parenting movement that aims to empower parents and their...

Land & Livestock Report
Applications for the 2023 NILE Merit Heifer Program Close Soon

Land & Livestock Report

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022


Applications for the 2023 NILE Merit Heifer Program Close Soon

Sermões do Instituto Bom Pastor
Ato bom e ato santo (meritório) - Sem Deus, nada se sustenta, nada é santo (26.06.2022)

Sermões do Instituto Bom Pastor

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 17:02


Sermão para o 3º Domingo depois de Pentecostes Padre Daniel Pinheiro, IBP. Capela Nossa Senhora das Dores, Brasília.

The Don't Quit Podcast
AccSELLerate your Success with Merit Kahn of SELLect Sales Development

The Don't Quit Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2022 28:46


The Don't Quit Podcast looks at how professionals work and how you can learn from them. This weeks guest is Merit Kahn, the CEO of SELLect Sales Development Website: https://meritkahn.com/podcast/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MeritKahn Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRI_qLghOzW7Sfgg1tswaLg — Support The Don't Quit Podcast by visiting TyypoPrints, making dreamers into achieves through motivational art prints. Use promo code: Podcast at the checkout to get 10% off your next print. Email the Host, Nick Mann, at Nick@TyypoPrints.com Check out the official The Don't Quit Podcast: TDQPodcast.com Follow the show on Instagram: @TDQPodcast Follow the host on Twitter @MannDesigner If you enjoyed this episode, please give a review on Apple Podcasts. Thank you for listening!

Brothers of Merit
The Gospel of Matthew: Episode 3

Brothers of Merit

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2022 56:13


The book of Matthew is the first of the four Gospels. It is packed with the amazing miracles that Jesus performed and the Word of God that He spoke to spread and further the Kingdom of Heaven. Listen as the men of Brothers of Merit breakdown the Gospel of Matthew and discuss it in detail with what Matthew wrote and how he documented the life of Jesus.InstagramYouTube

Compass Points
Ep. 12 06/26/22

Compass Points

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2022 64:44


This week Jesse looks back on more Commission discussion of Merit system council, Scott recounts his two day adventure with the UT board of trustees, and we chat about the finally to the Un-Mask of Kids Lawsuit. Than an interview with new KPD Chief Paul Noel followed by; A listener question about candidate forums and debates or lack there of, and a look ahead to County Commission meeting, Sports Authority meets, African American Equity Restoration Task Force meeting, and City Council. Don't forget to share this video with you friends, its a FREE way to support Scott and Jesse as well as REAL QUALITY local news. Subscribe to CompassKnox here Check out Barberian Productions on Facebook

Tech and Trees
#24 Merit Valdsalu - Founder of Single.Earth - A Nature-Backed Economy

Tech and Trees

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2022 55:37


A lot of buzz surrounds the world of ClimateTech and the question of how to draw down CO2 from the atmosphere. This carbon tunnel vision can make us easily forget that we have a biodiversity crisis to deal with. Biologists go as far as claiming that we live in a sixth great extinction. How do we stop that? To get an answer, I spoke to Merit Valdsalu, the founder of Estonian start-up Single.Earth. She believes one of the biggest hypes of the last months can be the answer: Web3. Her ultimate aim is to build a nature-backed economy using blockchain technology. One can be critical here. I asked Merit what she thinks is needed to make web3 an effective tool for impact. Personally, I am a big fan of her thinking. She constantly asks herself how to engineer systemic change towards an economy that adequately considers the value that nature provides. Her team builds technology that helps to quantify and evaluate biodiversity. They state that carbondioxide alone should and cannot be the holy grail. They aim to build a nature-backed economy that flourishes when nature flourishes and suffers if we fail to treat our environment the right way. The idea of a nature-backed economy is among the most thought-provoking I have heard lately and if Web3 is part of the way there, so be it. Listen in and enjoy!    Check out Single.Earth https://www.single.earth   Follow Merit on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/merit-valdsalu/      

This Week in Virology
TWiV 913: Twinkle twinkle little SARS

This Week in Virology

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2022 116:54


TWiV explains the meaning of vaccine-derived poliovirus found in London sewage, risk of long COVID after infections with Delta or Omicron variants of SARS-CoV-2, and enhancers of innate immune signaling as broad-spectrum antivirals. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler. Subscribe (free): Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode Poliovirus in UK sewage (ProMedMail and Science) Poliovirus eradication effort (Science) Long COVID after Delta and Omicron (Lancet) How common is long COVID? (Nature) Immune enhancers as antivirals (Cell Chem Biol) Letters read on TWiV 913 Timestamps by Jolene. Thanks! Weekly Picks Dickson – Count Basie: April in Paris Kathy – Bird aerodynamics & inertia: lay article, video, Nature Rich – NASA Gateway (Thanks Ellis) Alan – Polio Eradication in Nigeria Vincent – The Tyranny of Merit by Michael J. Sandel Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees Send your virology questions and comments to twiv@microbe.tv

Phil Matier
SF school board votes to reinstate merit-based admissions at Lowell High School

Phil Matier

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 3:09


San Francisco's Lowell High School will return to a merit-based admissions system after the School Board vote yesterday.  For more, KCBS Radio news anchors Melissa Culross and Eric Thomas spoke with  KCBS Radio Insider Phil Matier.

Mind Over Blog
58. You Don't Get to Have Some Things, You Get to Have Everything with Amanda Merit

Mind Over Blog

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 43:10


Eeek! You my friends are going to love this episode with Amanda Merit! She shares her desire to connect you to your soul's mission and start acquiring all that is in store for you. She will inspire you and pump you up to lean into the faith that you don't get to have some things - you get to have everything!Amanda serves as an international coach and intuitive, working with entrepreneurs, high-level leaders, and celebrities in all areas of their careers. Amanda works with her clients to help reframe what leadership is and can be, to then identify what it takes to be seen as an authority figure in their industry—allowing the universe to roll out the red carpet while stepping into their most opulent selves to change the world. Amanda has since developed her own Spiritual Coaching Certification, Illuminated, where she now serves both women and men in over twelve countries.Highlights from the show:How to gain authority + be seen as a leader in a sea of online entrepreneurs + coachesGetting everything you want in life and business through loving yourselfWays to shift your reality + manifest a high-end business with the power of the heartThe power of stepping into your feminine energy + become magnetic to successHow to confidently own yourself and your work as a woman leaderTag us in @loren.runion on IG with a screenshot of you listening!Connect with Loren on Instagram |  Facebook | BlogTranscripts: Read the full transcriptRestore and Replenish WaitlistConnect with Amanda:Amanda's Website: https://amandamarit.com/Personal Instagram: @TheAmandaMaritInspirational Instagram: @textsfromyourhigherselfBusiness Instagram: @spiritualcoachingcertificationFacebook Business Page: The Amanda MaritTwitter Account: Amanda Marit

Mat Talk Podcast Network
2022 Hall of Fame Tribute Breakfast

Mat Talk Podcast Network

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 110:05


The 2022 National Wrestling Hall of Fame Honors Weekend was back to a fully attended in-person event after a delay from the 2020 class and the 2021 induction ceremony. The McKnight Center hosted one of the newest additions to the weekend, the Tribute Breakfast.  Speaking at the Tribute Breakfast in 2022 were Rick Tucci and Zach Errett for Meritorious Official inductee Tom Clark, Jim Miller and Greg Hatcher for Order of Merit inductee Mike Moyer, Archie Randall and Dr. Bob Hines for Medal of Courage inductee Melissa Simmons, Greg Blankenship and William Virchis for Outstanding American inductee Mario Lopez. From the Distinguished Members, speaking are Dr. Roberta Kraus and Waylon Hiler for inductee Clarissa Chun, Tim Hutchins and Art Martori for inductee Sara McMann, Jenna Zipf and Duane Kleven for inductee Andy Rein, Andy Varner and family for inductee Jake Varner.  SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOWApple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spreaker | iHeartRadio | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Android | RSS ContributeAnd if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a contributor today.. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of patronage. If you like wrestling content — scratch that — if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a contributor. How much you give is solely up to how much you believe it's worth to you. Recorded June 2022 in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

Legends: National Wrestling Hall of Fame
2022 Hall of Fame Tribute Breakfast

Legends: National Wrestling Hall of Fame

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 105:46


The 2022 National Wrestling Hall of Fame Honors Weekend was back to a fully attended in-person event after a delay from the 2020 class and the 2021 induction ceremony. The McKnight Center hosted one of the newest additions to the weekend, the Tribute Breakfast. Speaking at the Tribute Breakfast in 2022 were Rick Tucci and Zach Errett for Meritorious Official inductee Tom Clark, Jim Miller and Greg Hatcher for Order of Merit inductee Mike Moyer, Archie Randall and Dr. Bob Hines for Medal of Courage inductee Melissa Simmons, Greg Blankenship and William Virchis for Outstanding American inductee Mario Lopez. From the Distinguished Members, speaking are Dr. Roberta Kraus and Waylon Hiler for inductee Clarissa Chun, Tim Hutchins and Art Martori for inductee Sara McMann, Jenna Zipf and Duane Kleven for inductee Andy Rein, Andy Varner and family for inductee Jake Varner. 
And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a contributor today.. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of patronage. If you like wrestling content — scratch that — if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a contributor. How much you give is solely up to how much you believe it's worth to you.Recorded June 2022 in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

We As Men, Start Talking
Inspiration, Gratitude, Mindset & More with Gaby Mammone

We As Men, Start Talking

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 37:06


This week Gareth is joined by Gaby Mammone.The pair take a deep dive into embracing gratitude and how it can complete shift our approach to life & how we can learn to see the world through another perspective!  We also hear about Gaby's story of being diagnosed MS.-Connect with Gaby:InstagramFacebookTwitterWebsite-Gabriella Mammone, more commonly known as Gaby with one “b” is an award‐winning  business executive widely recognized as an advocacy leader in the charitable and not‐for‐profit  sectors.  Gaby is a career and speaking coach that provides encouragement and guidance.  She  believes that everyone has a voice and successfully helps individuals transition to a role that  aligns with their passions, skills, and values.  Gaby has won several awards including a Civic Award of Recognition from the City of  Mississauga, International Women's Day Award from her local MPP, and a Divisional Award of  Merit from the MS Society of Canada.  Gaby is also the Past President of a Toastmasters club  and has earned several awards in her speaking career.  Most recently she placed first in a  Speaker Slam speaking competition in the topic of gratitude and has also spoken on a TEDx  stage.  -Support the ShowBuy Us A Coffee: A one time donation helps us keep the mics on!Click Here-Work on Your Health & Fitness at HomeVisit The Nock Academy HERE & use the code 'WEAS' to receive 20% off you first months membership!-Want to Start a Podcast?Using the link below let's Buzzsprout know we sent you, gets you a $20 Amazon gift card if you sign up for a paid plan, and helps support our showStart Your Podcast Here-Check out the Start Talking website HERE-Follow us on Social Media:InstagramFacebookTwitterSupport the show

The John Batchelor Show
7/8 The Aristocracy of Talent: How Meritocracy Made the Modern World, by Adrian Wooldridge

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 19, 2022 7:24


Photo:  Reward of Merit, Washington,  Massachusetts 7/8  The Aristocracy of Talent: How Meritocracy Made the Modern World, by Adrian Wooldridge  Hardcover – June 3, 2021   https://www.amazon.com/Aristocracy-Talent-Meritocracy-Modern-World-ebook/dp/B09967TC1W/ref=sr_1_1?crid=BYK08FKZ1Q7Y&keywords=The+Aristocracy+of+Talent%3A+How+Meritocracy+Made+the+Modern+World%2C+by+Adrian+Wooldridge&qid=1655594403&s=digital-text&sprefix=the+aristocracy+of+talent+how+meritocracy+made+the+modern+world%2C+by+adrian+wooldridge%2Cdigital-text%2C127&sr=1-1 The Times (UK) book of the year! Meritocracy: the idea that people should be advanced according to their talents rather than their birth. While this initially seemed like a novel concept, by the end of the twentieth century it had become the world's ruling ideology. How did this happen, and why is meritocracy now under attack from both right and left? In The Aristocracy of Talent, the esteemed journalist and historian Adrian Wooldridge traces the history of meritocracy forged by the politicians and officials who introduced the revolutionary principle of open competition, the psychologists who devised methods for measuring natural mental abilities, and the educationalists who built ladders of educational opportunity. He looks outside western cultures and shows what transformative effects it has had everywhere it has been adopted, especially once women were brought into the meritocratic system. Wooldridge also shows how meritocracy has now become corrupted and argues that the recent stalling of social mobility is the result of failure to complete the meritocratic revolution. Rather than abandoning meritocracy, he says, we should call for its renewal.

The John Batchelor Show
3/8 The Aristocracy of Talent: How Meritocracy Made the Modern World, by Adrian Wooldridge

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 19, 2022 11:23


Photo:  Reward of Merit, Washington, Massachusetts 3/8  The Aristocracy of Talent: How Meritocracy Made the Modern World, by Adrian Wooldridge  Hardcover – June 3, 2021   https://www.amazon.com/Aristocracy-Talent-Meritocracy-Modern-World-ebook/dp/B09967TC1W/ref=sr_1_1?crid=BYK08FKZ1Q7Y&keywords=The+Aristocracy+of+Talent%3A+How+Meritocracy+Made+the+Modern+World%2C+by+Adrian+Wooldridge&qid=1655594403&s=digital-text&sprefix=the+aristocracy+of+talent+how+meritocracy+made+the+modern+world%2C+by+adrian+wooldridge%2Cdigital-text%2C127&sr=1-1 The Times (UK) book of the year! Meritocracy: the idea that people should be advanced according to their talents rather than their birth. While this initially seemed like a novel concept, by the end of the twentieth century it had become the world's ruling ideology. How did this happen, and why is meritocracy now under attack from both right and left? In The Aristocracy of Talent, the esteemed journalist and historian Adrian Wooldridge traces the history of meritocracy forged by the politicians and officials who introduced the revolutionary principle of open competition, the psychologists who devised methods for measuring natural mental abilities, and the educationalists who built ladders of educational opportunity. He looks outside western cultures and shows what transformative effects it has had everywhere it has been adopted, especially once women were brought into the meritocratic system. Wooldridge also shows how meritocracy has now become corrupted and argues that the recent stalling of social mobility is the result of failure to complete the meritocratic revolution. Rather than abandoning meritocracy, he says, we should call for its renewal.

Will and Lee Show
3 Arrows Capital Facing Insolvency and Merit Circle DAO Doing YGG Dirty | Weekly Roundup with Evan Lai #86

Will and Lee Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2022 19:26


Will brings on Evan Lai to chat about what we learned in Web3 this week. We discuss 3 Arrows Capital failing to meet margin calls and how Merit CircleDAO turned against one of its earliest investors.Links discussed in episode:anthonyleezhang.eth: 3AC in troubleZac Prince: BlockFi liquidating 3ACDanny: 3AC taking $1MM from trading accountTim Connors: Merit Circle DAO vs YGGTell us what you think by DM'ing @wiiichang. If you liked this episode, you can find more episodes at wld.show!

The Team House
The CIA's Head Spy Hunter | James Olson | Ep. 150

The Team House

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2022 140:24


Professor James Olson received his law degree from the University of Iowa. He is a professor of the practice at the Bush School, where he teaches courses on intelligence and counterintelligence. He served for over thirty years in the Directorate of Operations of the Central Intelligence Agency, mostly overseas in clandestine operations. In addition to several foreign assignments, he was Chief of Counterintelligence at CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia. Professor Olson has been awarded the Intelligence Medal of Merit, the Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal, the Donovan Award, and several Distinguished Service Citations. He is the recipient of awards from the Bush School and the Association of Former Students for excellence in teaching. Professor Olson is the author of Fair Play: The Moral Dilemmas of Spying and To Catch a Spy: The Art of Counterintelligence. Prior to his career in the CIA, he served in the US Navy, where he attained the rank of lieutenant commander.James' books:James' books:To Catch a Spy: The Art of Counterintelligencehttps://www.amazon.com/Catch-Spy-Art-Counterintelligence/dp/1626166803 Fair Play: The Moral Dilemmas of Spyinghttps://tinyurl.com/mr3ba6seFor all bonus content including:-2 bonus episodes per month -Access to ALL bonus segments with our guests-Ad Free audio feedSubscribe to our Patreon!

WPKN Community Radio
Spotlight On Arts & Culture | June 13, 2022 | The Norwalk Art Space

WPKN Community Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 55:06


Hosted by David Green of The Cultural Alliance Of Fairfield County. The Norwalk Art Space – Increasing opportunities and equity in the local arts community Our June program featured The Norwalk Art Space (TNAS), celebrating its first anniversary this month as a 5-star arts center that promotes local artists, offers free art classes to high-schoolers and provides a welcoming space for the public to enjoy the arts and music. It is located in a beautifully renovated Christian Science Church adjacent to Norwalk's Mathews Park. TNAS celebrates its first anniversary with a gala June 23, has just signed an agreement with the Sono Collection mall to host an extension gallery, has just received an Award of Merit from PreservationCT for the quality of the renovation of this historic building, and the visionary founder of TNAS, Alexandra Korry received a posthumous ACE Award from the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County at its 2022 ACE Awards Breakfast this month. Alexandra died shortly before the Norwalk Art Space was opened, and the building, ADK House, is named in her honor. Hear Alexandra's husband and partner in this venture, Robin Panovka speak about the journey to create the Space and how he judges its success; Duvian Montoya, Artistic and Education Director speak about the impact of the first year of TNAS on himself and the community; and hear Lorena Sferlazza, one of the first four "Resident Artists," who taught Norwalk high-schoolers in exchange for a studio in the building speak about its impact on herself as an artist, her students, and the community.

Torah On One Foot
Judge Everyone to the Side of Merit!

Torah On One Foot

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 1:03


This podcast is powered by JewishPodcasts.org. Start your own podcast today and share your content with the world. Click jewishpodcasts.fm/signup to get started.

Renovating Retirement With Charlie Jewett
Where There Are Losses, There Is Steak

Renovating Retirement With Charlie Jewett

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 25:44


Today, we're here to chat about what you may have been experiencing for the last couple months in this market, which is where there are losses, there's steak. Watch out vegans, this is not a vegan episode. (Just kidding).  There are lots of laws in the universe, and there seems to be a law that when the market goes down, your joker broker advisor wants to play golf or wants to meet you. Their relationship becomes really important all of a sudden! Oh my goodness, wait, the market's down. I should reach out to the Jones' and to the Smiths… Right? Because they got you with the risk with a side of fees as the answer to everything.  When the market's going up, there's no reason really to talk, right? Nope. You're happy. Anyway, we talk about it all the time, all the evidence proves that if you don't use the joker brokers, you'd make more money just buying the index. Listen to this episode as we give our advice and some tips on what to do when the steak shows up! And, if you have any questions, we are more than happy to answer them. Just reach out to info@renovatingretirement.com, anytime! For more info, episodes, and notes, head on over to https://renovatingretirement.com Thanks for listening, and please subscribe to or follow the podcast wherever you get your podcasts from, and be sure to share with your friends and family as well. Thanks again! About Charlie Jewett Charlie Jewett is an author, speaker, recruiter, trainer, consumer advocate and investment advisor from San Diego, CA. As the “Financial Services Whistleblower” Charlie has been trying to change the way that industry professionals and consumers think about retirement since 2005. With considerable years of experience and an array of professional certifications, Charlie focuses on stock market alternatives combined with tax-free retirement income and provides educational materials that help people to create their ideal retirement plan. He is the host of two podcasts, Renovating Retirement and Target Practice for Advisors, as well as the author of “Renovating Retirement” and “Two Ways to Be Debt Free”, both available on Amazon Kindle. About Bobby Alford Bobby Alford has walked an unconventional path to becoming the CEO of Renovating Retirement. He spent 10 years in the US Submarine force, both as an officer and enlisted person, earning a degree in nuclear engineering along the way. Bobby then joined corporate America and worked for a Fortune 50 company in operations, finance, and sales management roles. After getting his MBA, he began working with military veterans to improve their retirement options. At that point he found Charlie Jewett and learned how to truly impact a person's financial life using the MERIT model of planning. Bobby joined Charlie and now uses his skills to grow their company toward achieving the goal of creating $1 billion dollars of annual tax-Free money for their clients.

Encouragement Engineering
The Encouragement Engineering podcast with Merit Kahn

Encouragement Engineering

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 37:32


The Encouragement Engineering podcast offers listeners the ability to combat the negativity that inundates our daily lives with a positive perspective and positive actions. Our guest today is Merit Kahn. Merit Kahn is a Sales & Certified Emotional Intelligence Expert, Business Speaker & CEO of SELLect Sales Development . Merit has coached & trained entrepreneurs and sales teams for more than 20 years... and people are always surprised when she tells them the secret is to "Stop selling... and start getting SELLected." Nobody wants to be sold, but people want to SELLect the right solutions to their challenges. To do more deals, Merit teaches The Open for Business Framework so entrepreneurs, business owners and professionals can expand their influence, impact and income without feeling pushy or aggressive. The key is having your act together in three areas: Mindset, Mechanics and Motion. Top performing sales superstars have a deliberately SELLected supportive sales Mindset, working knowledge of the Mechanics of a proven sales process and are in consistent sales Motion. Listen as we discuss: Sales Skills Mindset Mechanics Motion Relationships Website: https://meritkahn.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MeritKahn LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/meritkahn/ Be sure to follow The Encouragement Engineering podcast at https://encouragementengineer.com or https://bobbrummspeaks.com

Be A Hero
How to Save a Choking Baby's Life

Be A Hero

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 13:11


High School student Alexis Starnes is the winner of a Certificate of Merit, the highest honor bestowed by the American Red Cross on someone who used their Red Cross training to save or sustain a life.  On this episode, Alexis is joined by Erin Hosek, the Red Cross instructor who taught Alexis the lifesaving skills she used to help save the life of an infant.  Hosted by Jim McIntyre, Regional Communications Director, American Red Cross of Northern Ohio.

The Best of Breakfast with Bongani Bingwa
Senzo Meyiwa trial: Second docket has no merit

The Best of Breakfast with Bongani Bingwa

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 5:21


Legal expert Adv Mkhululi Stubbs discussed the mysterious second docket, which implicates singer Kelly Khumalo in the murder of former Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa, as insignificant and lacking merit. Whether Adv Masela Teffo is protecting his clients' interests or disrupting the court. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Predictable B2B Success
The best ways to stop selling and get selected to drive revenue growth

Predictable B2B Success

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 56:23


Merit Kahn is the CEO and President of SELLect Sales Development, which is an organization that helps companies across the country with their sales development through more of a consultive structured sales process. Merit Kahn, CSP, is the author of Myth Shift: Challenging The Truths That Sabotage Success and creator of The Sales Mindset Mastery program, co-host of The Smarter Sales Show podcast featured on The Sales Experts Channel… and… writer, producer and star of the one-woman inspirational comedy show, “Book of Merit”. Prior to joining SELLect Sales, Merit was the Senior VP of Sales for a nationwide sales training organization and the youngest General Sales Manager for a start-up radio station in the country's third-largest market. She is certified in Emotional Intelligence and earned the highest designation in The National Speakers Association, one held by less than 12% of professional speakers worldwide, The Certified Speaking Professional, CSP. In her various roles as a business owner, trainer, coach, consultant, and keynote speaker, she has worked with CEOs, business owners, entrepreneurs, sales management teams, and professionals across a wide variety of industries including financial services, manufacturing, engineering, professional services, technology, and even pest control. In this episode, she shares how we can stop selling and get selected to drive revenue growth. Insights she shares include: The problem that most businesses face with complex sales processesThe secret to the first step in closing a deal What is the Open for Business Framework and the science behind itWhy Merit advocates the Open for Business Framework for complex sales        Why we need to use the ABC of selling in a complex sales processWhat is the SELLect sales processWhy use SELLect sales process as a solution for your complex sales processHow to leverage the process and framework to build trust with future clientsFour words can really transform your businessand much much more ...

Workpoint News
The Tyranny of Merit “ประจักษ์ ก้องกีรติ” จะอยู่อย่างไร เมื่อทำดีอาจจะไม่ได้ดี | TOMORROW

Workpoint News

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 41:07


TOMORROW โดย เอม นภพัฒน์จักษ์ อัตตนนท์ พูดคุยกับ อ.ประจักษ์ ก้องกีรติ หนังสือ The Tyranny of Merit: What's Become of the Common Good? ที่เขียนโดย Michael Sandel และ แปลโดย สฤณี อาชวานันทกุล หนังสือเล่มนี้ ผู้เขียนได้หยิบเอาความเชื่อที่คนในสังคมมองว่าเป็นเรื่องปกติ นั่นคือ Meritocracy หลักคิด ใครดี ใครได้ มาตั้งคำถามถึงปัญหาของมันว่าจริงๆ แล้วมันกำลังทำร้ายเด็กอยู่หรือไม่ #TOMORROW #ใครดีใครได้ #ประจักษ์ก้องกีรติ

Rabbi A.C. Agishtein's Lectures
Table Talk: Parshas Naso

Rabbi A.C. Agishtein's Lectures

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 22:53


The essence of Viduy. Avoiding "Ruach Shtus". The Merit of bringing about Shalom Bayis. Raising a Nazir.

SochBichar
CSS Exam, Processes, Merit, Bureaucracy & Transparency I PIDE Webinar I #CSS #Exams #Merit #Pakistan

SochBichar

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 70:34


PIDE hosted Webinar on CSS Exam Processes, Merit, Bureaucracy and Transparency in these Exams and FPSC. Webinar Moderator: Dr. Nadeem Ul Haque, Vice Chancellor, PIDE Webinar Speaker : Mr. Ramiz Ahmed, Director General, Recruitment, Federal Public Service Commission Mr. Umar Cheema, Investigative Journalist Mr. Muhammad Saleem Ahmad Ranjha, Renowned Former Civil Servant and Founding Director, Akhuwat   Complete Webinar was live telecasted at: https://www.facebook.com/PIDEIslamabad For Details PIDE Social Media Forums: www.pide.org.pk www.facebook.com/PIDEislamabad www.linkedin.com/PIDEislamabad www.twitter.com/PIDEpk www.instagram.com/PIDEislamabad 

Welcome to the OC, Bitches!
The Dearly Beloved with Logan Marshall-Green

Welcome to the OC, Bitches!

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 96:53


Disclaimer:  ***Hey everyone, this episode had some sound issues when we were recording, but still an enjoyable listen- thanks for being accommodating and listening to us every week!*** Logan Marshall-Green joins Rachel Bilson and Melinda Clarke in the clubhouse to discuss Season 2, Episode 24, “The Dearly Beloved.”  Logan talks about his theater background and how he and Ben Mckenzie actually met on a play, “Blue Bird” prior to The O.C.  Logan answers fan questions, discusses the role of Trey, and of course the “Dear Sister” SNL parody skit of The O.C season 2 finale. Josh Schwartz also makes a surprise appearance and talks, Imogen Heap, how massive the Marissa and Trey scene really was and gives amazing behind-the-scenes details on some of your favorite scenes in the finale.  This is definitely one episode you don't want to miss! Leave the OC, Bitches a message: https://www.speakpipe.com/ocbitches  **Trigger Warning:  This episode contains sensitive material containing sexual assault, if want to skip ahead please avoid listening/viewing from 40:00 mins through 42:00  and again at 1:19:12 through 1:19:58  of the podcast. Help is always available for anyone struggling with the trauma of sexual assault, RAINN is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization and offers help to survivors, if you need to speak to someone, you can call their hotline at 1.800.656.HOPE. **  The Dearly Beloved Synopsis: Kirsten hits rock bottom after Caleb's funeral, prompting Sandy to stage an intervention  Jimmy Cooper returns to Newport to renew ties with a mourning Julie. Jess convinces Trey into participating in a drug deal that turns into a shootout at the Bait Shop nightclub. And, Ryan learns the truth about what happened between Trey and Marissa, leading to an epic confrontation. Please support our sponsors:  BetterHelp is customized online therapy that offers video, phone, and even live chat sessions with your therapist, so you don't have to see anyone on camera if you don't want to. Go to https://www.betterhelp.com/theoc to get 10% off your first month.  Merit is clean, well-edited makeup product essentials that will make you look like you – but better. Upgrade your makeup routine with Merit! Head to https://www.meritbeauty.com/oc to get your free signature reusable makeup bag with your purchase.  Liquid I.V is the fastest way to keep you hydrated during these hot summer months.  One stick of Liquid I.V. Hydration Multiplier in 16 ounces of water hydrates you 2x faster and more efficiently than water alone.  Go to https://www.liquidiv.com and use code OC at checkout to receive 25% off your order.  Magic Spoon has the amazing flavors you love, but without all the bad stuff--it's great for breakfast or a midnight snack to curb those sugar cravings.  Go to https://www.magicspoon.com/theoc to save $5 dollars off your order.  Everlywell is digital healthcare designed for you —With over thirty at-home lab tests, you'll be able to choose the test that makes the most sense for you to get the answers you need.  Go to https://www.everlywell.com/oc to get 20% off your next home lab test.  Follow @rachelbilson, @themelindaclarke, @joshschwartz76, and @elemgy on Instagram.    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Morning Rumble Catchup Podcast
The One With Piss Fights - Tuesday June 7th 2022

The Morning Rumble Catchup Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2022 59:14


Today on the show - we hear a story about a guy who peed on his brother during a flight after an argument, and ask what strange places your family fights went down. Our Intern Mitch is 21 tomorrow and we want to know what mares went down at your 21st. And we are joined on the phone by Ross Taylor, who became a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the weekend.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Morning Rumble Catchup Podcast
SPECIAL - Ross Taylor - Companion Of The New Zealand Order Of Merit

The Morning Rumble Catchup Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2022 6:29


Ross Taylor joins us on the phone after he became a Companion Of The New Zealand Order Of Merit. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Icons and Outlaws
Michael Jackson Part 2

Icons and Outlaws

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2022 80:04


Part 2 When Thriller was released in November 1982, it didn't seem to have a single direction. Instead, it arguably sounded like many singles. But it became apparent that this was precisely what Michael intended Thriller to be: a brilliant collection of songs meant as hits, each designed for a particular audience in mind. Michael put out "Billie Jean" for the dancers and "Beat It" for the rockers and then followed each jam with amazing videos to enhance his allure and his inaccessibility. These songs had a life of their own. Thriller was almost called “Star Light”. The lyric "thriller" in the track of the same name was originally "star light". The decision to change it was down to marketing appeal.    This wonderful article from Rolling Stone says: "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'" had the sense of a vitalizing nightmare in its best lines ("You're stuck in the middle/And the pain is thunder. … Still they hate you, you're a vegetable. … They eat off you, you're a vegetable"). "Billie Jean," in the meantime, exposed how the interaction between the artist's fame and the outside world might invoke soul-killing dishonor ("People always told me, be careful of what you do. … 'Cause the lie becomes the truth," Jackson sings, possibly thinking of a paternity charge from a while back). And "Beat It" was pure anger – a rousing depiction of violence as a male stance, a social inheritance that might be overcome. It also almost caught the studio on fire. When Eddie Van Halen recorded his solo, the sound of his guitar caused one of the studio speakers to catch fire. The video for “Beat It” was set in Los Angeles' Skid Row and featured up to 80 real-life gang members from the notorious street gangs the Crips and the Bloods. It cost $100,000 to make.   Thriller's parts added up to the most improbable kind of art – a work of personal revelation that was also a mass-market masterpiece. It's an achievement that will likely never be topped. It was the best-selling album worldwide in 1983 and became the best-selling album of all time in the U.S. and the best-selling album of all time worldwide, selling an estimated 70 million copies. It topped the Billboard 200 chart for 37 weeks and was in the top 10 of the 200 for 80 consecutive weeks. It was the first album to produce seven Billboard Hot 100 top-10 singles. Thriller is still the highest-selling album of all time. Want to know what the top 25 are? Subscribe to our Patreon for our video bonus on the top-selling albums ever! Billie Jean was the first video by an African-American artist to air on MTV. The video revealed Jackson's new look of a leather suit, pink shirt, red bow tie and his signature single white glove. It was a style copied by kids throughout the United States. It caused one school, New Jersey's Bound Brook High, to ban students from coming to class wearing white gloves.   Toto members Keyboardist Steve Porcaro co-wrote Human Nature, and Steve Lukather contributed rhythm guitar on Beat It.   On March 25, 1983, Jackson reunited with his brothers for Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever, an NBC television special. The show aired on May 16 to an estimated audience of 47 million and featured the Jacksons and other Motown stars. Jackson had just performed a medley of greatest hits with his brothers. It was exciting stuff, but for Michael, it wasn't enough. As his brothers said their goodbyes and left the stage, Michael remained. He seemed shy for a moment, trying to find words to say. "Yeah," he almost whispered, "those were good old days. … I like those songs a lot. But especially—" and then he placed the microphone into the stand with a commanding look and said, "I like the new songs."  Then, wearing a white glove decorated with rhinestones, he swooped down, picked up a fedora, put it on his head with confidence, and vaulted into "Billie Jean." He also debuted his moonwalk dance (which became his signature dance). This was one of Michael's first public acts as a star outside and beyond the Jacksons, and it was startlingly clear that he was not only one of the most breathtaking live performers in pop music but that he could mesmerize the audience, something not seen since the likes of Elvis Presley. Michael had initially turned down the invitation to the show, believing he had been doing too much television. But at the request of Motown founder and Icon Berry Gordy, he performed in exchange for an opportunity to do a solo performance. And he killed it.    "Almost 50 million people saw that show," Michael wrote in his book Moonwalk. "After that, many things changed." At this time, Michael Jackson was obviously an immensely talented young man – he seemed shy but ambitious and undoubtedly enigmatic. Nobody knew much about his beliefs or sex life; he rarely gave interviews, but he also didn't land himself in scandals. He did, however, describe himself as a lonely person – especially around the time he made Off the Wall. Former Los Angeles Times music critic Robert Hilburn recently wrote of meeting Jackson in 1981, when the singer was 23, that Jackson struck him as "one of the most fragile and lonely people I've ever met … almost abandoned. When I asked why he didn't live on his own like his brothers, instead of remaining at his parents' house, he said, 'Oh, no, I think I'd die on my own. I'd be so lonely. Even at home, I'm lonely. I sit in my room and sometimes cry. It is so hard to make friends, and there are some things you can't talk to your parents or family about. I sometimes walk around the neighborhood at night, just hoping to find someone to talk to. But I just end up coming home.'"   Jackson's social uneasiness was probably formed by the wounds in his history; the children were insulated from others their age, and Jackson's status as a lifelong star may have left him feeling not just cut off from most people but also alienated from them – as if his experience or his vocation made him extraordinary. "I hate to admit it," he once said, "but I feel strange around everyday people." Not exactly an unusual sentiment for some highly celebrated celebrities, especially former child stars. At the same time, it's a statement full of signals: Michael didn't enjoy the sort of company that might guide him in positive ways. He probably never did throughout his life. Maybe the most troubling passage in his autobiography Moonwalk is when he talks about children in the entertainment world who eventually fell prey to drugs: "I can understand … considering the enormous stresses put upon them at a young age. It's a difficult life."   Thriller placed seven singles in Billboard's Top 10 (presently around 50 million copies). At the 1984 Grammy Awards, Michael finally claimed his due, capturing eight awards, a record he holds with the band Santana, including Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, Best Rock Vocal Performance for "Beat It," Best R&B Song, and Best R&B Vocal Performance for "Billie Jean," and he won an award for the E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial storybook. In addition, the album won Producer of the year (Quincy Jones).    At the 11th Annual American Music Awards, Michael won another eight awards and became the youngest artist to win the Award of Merit. He also won Favorite Male Artist, Favorite Soul/R&B Artist, and Favorite Pop/Rock Artist. "Beat It" won Favorite Soul/R&B Video, Favorite Pop/Rock Video, and Favorite Pop/Rock Single. In addition, the album won Favorite Soul/R&B Album and Favorite Pop/Rock Album. Thriller's sales doubled after releasing an extended music video, Michael Jackson's Thriller, seeing Michael dancing with a group of incredibly designed zombies and was directed by John Landis.   Michael had the highest royalty rate in the music industry at that point, with about $2 for every album sold (equivalent to $5 in 2021). The same year, The Making of Michael Jackson's Thriller, a documentary about the music video, won a Grammy for Best Music Video (Longform). At this time, The New York Times wrote, "in the world of pop music, there is Michael Jackson, and there is everybody else."   Oddly enough, On May 14, 1984, then-President Ronald Reagan gave Michael an award recognizing his support of alcohol and drug abuse charities.   In November 1983, Michael and his brothers partnered with PepsiCo in a $5 million promotional deal that broke records for a celebrity endorsement (equivalent to $13,603,408 in 2021).  On January 27, 1984, Michael and other members of the Jacksons filmed a Pepsi commercial. Pyrotechnics accidentally set Jackson's hair on fire during a simulated concert before a whole house of fans, causing second-degree burns to his scalp. Michael underwent treatment to hide the scars and had his third rhinoplasty shortly after. Pepsi settled out of court, and Jackson donated the $1.5 million settlement to the Brotman Medical Center in Culver City, California; its now-closed Michael Jackson Burn Center was named in his honor. Michael signed a second agreement with Pepsi in the late 1980s for $10 million. The second campaign covered 20 countries and provided financial support for Jackson's Bad album and the 1987–88 world tour.  He was making SO much money and was the most significant music star globally.   Then, months later, it was announced that Michael would be setting out on a nationwide tour with the Jacksons. He didn't want to do it but felt obligated. Clearly, Michael was bigger, better, and "badder" than his family's limitations on him. He should have been taking the stage alone at this point in his career.   Jackson's aversion to the Victory Tour was apparent when he sat looking miserable at press conferences.   The Victory Tour of 1984 headlined the Jacksons and showcased Michael's new solo material to more than two million Americans. Following the controversy over the concert's ticket sales, Jackson donated his share of the proceeds, an estimated $3 to 5 million, to charity. What controversy, you ask?    Don King (yeah, boxing promoter Don King), Chuck Sullivan, and Papa Joe Jackson came up with a way to generate extra money from ticket sales. Those wanting to attend would have to send a postal money order for $120 ($310 in current dollars) along with a particular form to a lottery to buy blocks of four tickets at $30 apiece (US$78 in 2021 dollars), allegedly to stop scalpers. Upon receipt, the money was to be deposited into a standard money market account earning 7% annual interest; it would take six to eight weeks for the lottery to be held and money to be refunded to those that didn't win. Since only one in ten purchasers would win the lottery and receive tickets, there would be more money in the bank for that period than there were tickets to sell, and they expected to earn $10–12 million in interest. Obviously, the Jacksons were all for the idea, but Michael wasn't, and he warned them that it would be a public relations disaster. The $30 ticket price was already higher than most touring acts (like Prince and Bruce Springsteen) were charging at the time and was even worse by the requirement to buy four. This put tickets out of reach of many of Michael's African-American fans who were not financially secure. At this time, Michael was already being blasted about his physical look and music separating him from his race.  That community was joined by many commentators in the media in criticizing the Jackson's over the plan. Nevertheless, it worked, and people were lining up to get their newspapers to sign up for the lottery. On July 5, 1984, after receiving a letter from eleven-year-old fan Ladonna Jones, who accused the Jacksons and their promoters of being "selfish and just out for money," Michael held a press conference to announce changes in the tour's organization and also to announce that his share of the proceeds from the tour would be donated to charity. Jones later received VIP treatment at the Dallas concert. The following is Michael's speech at the press conference: "A lot of people are having trouble getting tickets. The other day I got a letter from a fan in Texas named Ladonna Jones. She'd been saving her money from odd jobs to buy a ticket, but with the turned tour system, she'd have to buy four tickets and she couldn't afford that. So, we asked our promoter to work out a new way of distributing tickets, a way that no longer requires a money order. There has also been a lot of talk about the promoter holding money for tickets that didn't sell. I've asked our promoter to end the mail order ticket system as soon as possible so that no one will pay money unless they get a ticket. Finally, and most importantly, there's something else I am going to announce today. I want you to know that I decided to donate all my money I make from our performance to charity. There will be further press statements released in the next two weeks."   Some procedures were modified; however, the ticket price remained unchanged, and at a press conference, Don King justified the $30 fee as appropriate and that he did not blame the promoters for charging that price, adding that "you must understand, you get what you pay for." During the last concert of the Victory Tour at the Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, Jackson announced his split from The Jacksons during "Shake Your Body".   His charitable work continued with the release of "We Are the World" (1985), co-written with future Icon Lionel Richie, which raised money for the poor in the U.S. and Africa. It earned $63 million (equivalent to $158,728,032 in 2021) and became one of the best-selling singles, with 20 million copies sold. It won four Grammy Awards in 1985, including Song of the Year for Michael and Lionel as its writers.    Michael collaborated with Sir Paul McCartney in the early 1980s and learned that Paul was making $40 million a year from owning the rights to other artists' songs. By 1983, Michael had begun buying publishing rights to others' songs, but he was careful with his purchases, only bidding on a few of the dozens offered to him. Michael's early buys included Sly and the Family Stone's "Everyday People" (1968), Len Barry's "1–2–3" (1965), Dion DiMucci's "The Wanderer" (1961), and "Runaround Sue" (1961).   In 1984, it was announced that the publishing rights to nearly 4000 songs from ATV Music, including most of the Beatles' material, were coming up for sale. In 1981, Paul McCartney was offered the catalog for £20 million ($40 million). Michael submitted a bid of $46 million on November 20, 1984. When Michael and Paul were unable to make a joint purchase, McCartney did not want to be the sole owner of the Beatles' songs, and did not pursue an offer on his own. At first, Michael's team couldn't figure it out and walked away, but then they heard someone else was looking to buy them. Michael's increased bid of $47.5 million (equivalent to $119,675,897 in 2021) was accepted because he could close the deal faster. His purchase of ATV Music was finalized on August 10, 1985.   So, at this time, why was Michael being questioned about his look and his music? As a child, Michael had a sweet, dark-skinned appearance; many early Jackson 5 fans regarded him as the cutest of the brothers. J. Randy Taraborrelli, author of Michael Jackson: The Magic and the Madness, has written, "[Michael] believed his skin… 'messed up my whole personality.' He no longer looked at people as he talked to them. His playful personality changed, and he became quieter and more serious. He thought he was ugly – his skin was too dark, he decided, and his nose too wide. It was no help that his insensitive father and brothers called him 'Big Nose.'" Also, as Jackson became an adolescent, he was horribly self-conscious about acne. Hilburn recalled going through a stack of photos with Jackson one night and coming across a picture of him as a teenager: "'Ohh, that's horrible,' [Jackson] said, recoiling from the picture."   The face Jackson displayed on the cover of Thriller had changed; the skin tone seemed lighter and his nose thinner and straighter. In his book, Moonwalk, Michael claimed that much of the physical overhaul was due to a change in his diet; he admitted to altering his nose and chin, but he denied he'd done anything to his skin. Still, the changes didn't end there. Over the years, Michael's skin grew lighter and lighter, his nose tapered more and more, and his cheekbones became more defined. This all became fair game for mockery to some; to others, it seemed like mutilation – not just because it might have been an act of conceit, aimed to keep him looking child-like, but worse because some believed Michael wanted to transform himself into a white person. Or an androgyne – somebody with both male and female traits.  Michael's art was still his best way of making a case for himself at that time. Then, in 1987, he released Bad, his highly-anticipated successor to Thriller. It may not have been as eventful and ingenious as Off the Wall and Thriller, but Bad was awesome.    It became the first album to produce five U.S. number-one singles: "I Just Can't Stop Loving You," "Bad," "The Way You Make Me Feel," "Man in the Mirror," and "Dirty Diana.", which you can hear our version at the end of this episode. Another song, "Smooth Criminal," peaked at number seven. Bad won the 1988 Grammy for Best Engineered Recording – Non-Classical and the 1990 Grammy Award for Best Music Video, Short Form for "Leave Me Alone". Michael won an Award of Achievement at the American Music Awards in 1989 after Bad generated five number-one singles, became the first album to top the charts in 25 countries, and the best-selling album worldwide in 1987 and 1988. By 2012, it had sold between 30 and 45 million copies worldwide. Oh, and it was considered a "flop." Oh, and The title track for the Bad album was supposed to be a duet with Prince. But the latter walked away from it due to the opening line "Your butt is mine". "Now, who is going to sing that to whom? Cause [he] sure ain't singing that to me, and I sure ain't singing it to [him]," Prince said in a TV interview with American comedian Chris Rock.   Later that year, Michael staged his first solo tour, The Bad World Tour. It ran from September 12, 1987, to January 14, 1989. The tour had 14 sellouts in Japan and drew 570,000 people, nearly tripling the previous record for a single tour. In addition, the 504,000 people who attended seven sold-out shows at Wembley Stadium set a new Guinness World Record.   In 1988, Michael released the autobiography, as mentioned earlier, Moonwalk. It sold 200,000 copies and reached the top of the New York Times bestsellers list. In October, Michael released a film, Moonwalker, which featured live footage and short films starring himself and Goodfella star Joe Pesci. In the U.S., it was released direct-to-video and became the best-selling videocassette. The RIAA certified it as eight-time platinum. In March 1988, Jackson purchased 2,700 acres (11 km2) of land near Santa Ynez, California, to build a new home, Neverland Ranch, at $17 million (equivalent to $38,950,760 in 2021).   In 1991, Michael renewed his contract with Sony for $65 million (equivalent to $129,317,127 in 2021), a record-breaking deal. Also, in 1991, he released his eighth album, Dangerous, co-produced with Mr. Rumpshaker himself, Teddy Riley. It was certified eight times platinum in the U.S., and by 2018 had sold 32 million copies worldwide. In the U.S., the first single, "Black or White," was the album's highest-charting song; it was number one on the Billboard Hot 100 for seven weeks and achieved similar chart performances worldwide, and the video featured a very young Macauley Culkin.  The second single, "Remember the Time," peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, and that video featured Eddie Murphy. At the end of 1992, Dangerous was the best-selling album worldwide and "Black or White" the best-selling single of the year worldwide at the BillboardMusic Awards.   Obviously, Michael wanted to tour in promotion of his latest album, and The Dangerous World Tour ran between June 1992 and November 1993 and grossed $100 million (equivalent to $187,583,506 in 2021); Jackson performed for 3.5 million people in 70 concerts, all of which were outside the U.S. A part of the proceeds went to the Heal the World Foundation. In addition, Michael sold the broadcast rights of the tour to HBO for $20 million, a record-breaking deal that still hasn't been broken.   Also, in 1993, Michael performed at the Super Bowl 27 halftime show in Pasadena, California. The NFL wanted a prominent musical artist to keep ratings high during halftime. It was the first Super Bowl where the halftime performance drew higher audience figures than the game. Jackson played "Jam," "Billie Jean," "Black or White," and "Heal the World." Dangerous rose 90 places in the album chart after the performance   In January 1993, Michael won three American Music Awards for Favorite Pop/Rock Album (Dangerous), Favorite Soul/R&B Single ("Remember the Time"), and he was the first to win the International Artist Award of Excellence. In addition, he won the "Living Legend Award" at the 35th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles in February. He attended the award ceremony with Brooke Shields. In addition, "Dangerous" was nominated for Best Vocal Performance (for "Black or White"), Best R&B Vocal Performance for "Jam," and Best R&B Song for "Jam."   In June 1995, Michael released the double album HIStory: Past, Present, and Future, Book I. The album debuted at number one on the charts and certified for eight million sold in the U.S. It is the best-selling multi-disc album of all time, with 20 million copies (40 million units) sold worldwide. In addition, HIStory received a Grammy nomination for Album of the Year. The first single from HIStory was "Scream/Childhood." "Scream" was a duet with Michael's youngest sister Janet, or "Miss Jackson if you're nasty." The single reached number five on the Billboard Hot 100 and received a Grammy nomination for "Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals." Also, at the time, in 1995, it was the most expensive music video ever produced. It had a budget of 7 million dollars. FOR ONE VIDEO!!  His second single, "You Are Not Alone," holds the Guinness world record for the first song to debut at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. In addition, it received a Grammy nomination for "Best Pop Vocal Performance" in 1995.   In November of the same year, Michael merged his ATV Music catalog with Sony's music publishing division, creating Sony/ATV Music Publishing. He kept ownership of half the company, earning $95 million upfront (equivalent to $168,941,909 in 2021) and the rights to a ton more songs.   Michael promoted HIStory with the obviously named HIStory World Tour, from September 7, 1996, to October 15, 1997. He performed 82 concerts in five continents, 35 countries, and 58 cities to over 4.5 million fans, making it his most attended tour. It grossed $165 million, or $302,346,462 today.   In 1997, Michael released Blood on the Dance Floor: HIStory in the Mix, which contained remixes of singles from HIStory and five new songs. Worldwide sales stand at 6 million copies, making it the best-selling remix album ever. It reached number one in the U.K., as did the title track. In the U.S., the album reached number 24 and was certified platinum. Yeah, a remix album going platinum.   From October 1997 to September 2001, Michael worked on his tenth solo album, Invincible, which cost $30 million to record! Invincible was released on October 30, 2001. It was his first full-length album in six years and the last album of original material he would release in his lifetime. It debuted at number one in 13 countries, sold eight million copies worldwide, and went double platinum.   In September 2001, Michael performed in two "30th Anniversary concerts" with his brothers for the first time since 1984. The show also featured Mýa, Usher, Whitney Houston, Destiny's Child, Monica, Liza Minnelli, and Slash.    On January 9, 2002, Michael won his 22nd American Music Award for Artist of the Century.   On November 18, 2003, Sony released Number Ones, a greatest hits compilation. It was certified five-times platinum by the RIAA, and nine times platinum in the UK, for shipments of at least 2.7 million units.   During this time, allegations of child sexual abuse, and the trials that followed, were all over the news. If you're unfamiliar, you can research it for yourself.  Unfortunately, Michael's finances were also coming undone; he had been spending ludicrous sums, and he'd mismanaged his money – which took some doing since he had made such a vast fortune. As a result, the biggest star in the world had fallen from the tallest height. He left the country and moved to Bahrain, where it was announced that Jackson had signed a contract with a Bahrain-based startup, Two Seas Records; nothing came of the deal, and Two Seas CEO Guy Holmes, later said it was never finalized. That October, Fox News reported that Michael had been recording at a studio in County Westmeath, Ireland. It was unknown what he was working on or who had paid for the sessions; his publicist stated that he had left Two Seas by then. After that, Michael was only occasionally seen or heard from. Nobody knew whether he could recover his name or preserve his undeniable music legacy until he announced an incredibly ambitious series of 50 concerts – which he described as the "final curtain call."    The "This Is It" shows were his first significant concerts since the HIStory World Tour in 1997. Michael suggested he would retire after the shows. The initial plan was for 10 concerts in London, followed by shows in Paris, New York City, and Mumbai. Randy Phillips, president, and chief executive of AEG Live, predicted the first 10 dates would earn Jackson £50 million, or close to 63 Million US dollars. After record-breaking ticket sales, the London shows were increased to 50 dates; over one million tickets were sold in less than two hours. The concerts were to run from July 13, 2009, to March 6, 2010. Michael moved back to Los Angeles, where he rehearsed in the weeks leading up to the tour under the direction of choreographer Kenny Ortega, whom he had worked with during his previous tours. Most rehearsals took place at the Staples Center, which was owned by AEG.   It's hard to believe that Jackson, who was so proud of his public performances and so peerless at delivering them, would have committed himself to a project he might fail so tremendously. At the same time, it is not inconceivable that Michael Jackson could have been a man half-hungry and broken in the past few years. All that is certain is that on June 25, in Los Angeles, Michael Jackson met the only sure redemption he might know in the most famous unexpected, and mysterious death in current history. That redemption didn't come because he died, but because his death forced us to reconsider what his life added up to. Less than three weeks before the first This Is It show was due to kick off in London, with all concerts sold out, I repeat; sold out, Michael Jackson died from cardiac arrest caused by a propofol and benzodiazepine overdose. Conrad Murray, his personal physician, had given Michael different medications to help him sleep at his rented mansion in Holmby Hills, Los Angeles. Paramedics received a 911 call at 12:22 pm Pacific time and arrived three minutes later. He wasn't breathing, and the medics performed CPR. Resuscitation efforts continued en route to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and for more than an hour after Michael's arrival, but were unsuccessful, and Michael Jackson, the king of pop, was pronounced dead at 2:26 pm.   News of his death spread quickly online, causing websites to slow down, crash from user overload, and put unprecedented strain on services and websites, including Google, AOL Instant Messenger, Twitter, and Wikipedia. Overall, web traffic rose by between 11% and 20%. MTV and BET aired marathons of Michael's music videos, and specials aired on television stations worldwide. MTV briefly returned to its original music video format, which is messed up that it took an Icon to die for MTV to actually be MUSIC TELEVISION, and they aired hours of Michael's music videos, with live news specials featuring reactions and interviews from MTV personalities and other celebrities.   His memorial was held on July 7, 2009, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, preceded by a private family service at Forest Lawn Memorial Park's Hall of Liberty. Over 1.6 million fans applied for tickets to the memorial; the 8,750 recipients were drawn at random, and each received two tickets. The memorial service was one of the most-watched events in streaming history, with an estimated US audience of 31.1 million and an estimated 2.5 to 3 billion worldwide. Mariah Carey, Stevie Wonder, Lionel Richie, Jennifer Hudson, and others performed at the memorial, and Smokey Robinson and Queen Latifah gave eulogies. Reverend Al Sharpton received a standing ovation with cheers when he told Michael's children: "Wasn't nothing strange about your daddy. It was strange what your daddy had to deal with. But he dealt with it anyway." Michael's 11-year-old daughter Paris Katherine, wept as she addressed the crowd. Michael's body was entombed on September 3, 2009, at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California.   Oh, but wait. There's more. But of course there is. It's Michael Jackson!   His doctor was initially charged with involuntary manslaughter and was found guilty. So he was sentenced to four years. Yep... four friggin years.    After his death, Michael was still winning awards. He won 4 awards at 2009's AMA's, bringing his total AMA wins to 26, something no one else has touched.    The documentary "Michael Jackson's This Is It" came out shortly after, and I have seen it and loved it, as sad as it was knowing that he'd never get to perform those concerts. Despite a limited two-week engagement, the film became the highest-grossing documentary or concert film ever, with more than $260 million worldwide earnings.

united states tv american time california history black texas world new york city google man los angeles uk nfl japan future super bowl americans song new york times child africa blood artist new jersey ireland forever hbo african americans madness record grammy wall nbc sony heal beatles excellence dangerous mix michael jackson mtv rolling stones wikipedia mirror pacific fox news scream vip worldwide bet chris rock thriller icon billboard jam achievements bruce springsteen grammy awards ama paul mccartney pepsi wasn usher invincible mariah carey eddie murphy elvis presley stevie wonder mumbai ronald reagan whitney houston guinness motown pasadena slash guinness world records cpr bahrain merit human nature pepsico quincy jones bloods sly mccartney vocals wanderer starlight glendale queen latifah joe pesci skid row staples center jennifer hudson lionel richie crips john landis smokey robinson al sharpton somethin billboard hot wembley stadium american music awards you are not alone family stone jacksons dodger stadium teddy riley culver city riaa liza minnelli paramedics billie jean moonwalk leave me alone sir paul mccartney aeg everyday people this is it brooke shields resuscitation short form don king smooth criminals moonwalkers steve lukather annual grammy awards beat it kenny ortega aol instant messenger neverland ranch i just can pyrotechnics best music video goodfella dirty diana number ones macauley culkin music television miss jackson stop loving you conrad murray santa ynez hilburn dion dimucci world foundation randy phillips million us runaround sue holmby hills sony atv music publishing aeg live best r b song robert hilburn rumpshaker living legend award forest lawn memorial park dangerous world tour
Mad Radio
P&P - Why Watson didn't Settle, What NFL Investigation was Like, and Cases' Merit

Mad Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2022 37:43


HOUR 4 - Seth and Sean react more in-depth to what Rusty Hardin and Leah Graham had to say. Specifically, they dive into why Watson didn't settle, how he almost made it to Miami, what the NFL's investigation was like, and if the accusations have any merit to them.

Royal Ranger Podcast
RRI and Sleeping Beauty……Hmmmm [S06,E188]

Royal Ranger Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 36:41


Whether he knows it or not Commander Any Whitman from Royal Rangers International has much to say about the story of Sleeping Beauty.  I'm Commander Randy and you're listening to The Ranger Podcast. Good day all you mentors, leaders, moms, and dads raising up the next generation of Godly men.  I'm Commander Randy and here [...] The post RRI and Sleeping Beauty……Hmmmm [S06,E188] appeared first on The Ranger Podcast.

Sales Hindsights with Patrick Kagan
Building the "OPEN FOR BUSINESS MINDSET"

Sales Hindsights with Patrick Kagan

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2022 40:20


Do you know the difference between having an open mind, and having an open for business mindset?Establishing the proper balance in the foundational areas of mindset, mechanics, and motion will help to foster the internal framework of "OPEN FOR BUSINESS" in your mindset, and ultimately in your sales outcomes.Enjoy as Merit Kahn & Patrick podversate on the nuances of emotional intelligence, and the importance that plays in sales outcomes, and business success.After the easy listen with Merit and Patrick, you can get more Merit by visiting her website   https://meritkahn.comRe-Decide today that you will commit to creating an open for business mindset, and watch as your sales realities change all around you. Want more growth as a professional?  SCHEDULE YOUR FREE CONSULTATION WITH ME: https://calendly.com/pksolutionsgroupOr, just choose "SHOP" at https://www.pksolutionsgroup.com , and purchase your own individual edition of bonus content from any of our podversations.©2021 -2022 PK Solutions Group. All rights Reserved.Not to be distributed for commercial use without express permissionEnjoy the easy to understand, and practical approach to improving yourself, and therefore, the world around you, both personally and professionally.   Patrick gives you the support, now make hiring his team your next  priority to move toward the best results and most positive changes you could imagine.Support the show

The Political Theory Review
Episode 103: Michael Sandel - The Tyranny of Merit

The Political Theory Review

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2022 59:54


A conversation with Michael Sandel about his recent book The Tyranny of Merit: Can We Find the Common Good? (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux).

Successful Diligence
The Successful Diligence™ Podcast Episode 455: Self-Leadership Is A Key To Success with John Bentley

Successful Diligence

Play Episode Listen Later May 30, 2022 36:36


Like you, John Bentley has experienced the ups and downs of life. One moment you are on cloud nine, at other times you become confused not quite sure of where to turn next. Through it all John has come to understand that leading yourself is the key to solving problems that occur so you can live a fulfilled and meaningful life. John has had a successful and honorable career in the Air Force and after he retired from the Air Force, John founded Power 2 Transform. Since 2003 his sole focus is on teaching people how to master the art of self-leadership especially when faced with adversity. His goal whether speaking, coaching or training is always the same – equipping people to leverage their strengths and mitigate their limitations so they can positively influence themselves and others. Some of John's satisfied customers include the Department of Defense, Northeast Georgia Health System, Cullman Regional Medical Center, Bon Secours Mercy Health System, UAB Cancer Center, Merck Pharmaceutical, Alabama Farm Credit and numerous associations. John has received several industry awards to include the Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce Order of Merit and the Air Education and Training Command Lance P. Sijan Leadership Award. Additionally, he has authored several articles, recently published '52 Ways to Motivate Yourself' and is featured in the book ‘Speaking of Success' along with other business experts such as Ken Blanchard, Jack Canfield, and Stephen Covey. John's daughter, Natalie passed away from complications caused by prescription drug addiction. Her death led him to learn more about this terrible addiction and to the creation of a nonprofit: https://www.youareagift.foundation Leadership Webinars: https://trainleadersvirtually.com or Book: https://power2transform.com/52-ways-to-motivate-yourself/ Website: https://power2transform.com/ Download 5 Imperative of Self-Leadership mini course: www.tinyurl.com/5imperatives For ALL things Successful Diligence: https://linktr.ee/shelmy_life Gateway to Gratitude Course: https://www.michellelperry.com/offers/ioy2KWmg/checkout Sign up for the Newsletter so you never miss a thing! https://www.michellelperry.com We appreciate your support! Every penny helps and really does help and make a difference! https://anchor.fm/successfuldiligence/support OR https://www.buymeacoffee.com/diligence ~ Thank you for listening and sharing! Copyright © 2022 Successful Diligence™, LLC All rights reserved. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/successfuldiligence/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/successfuldiligence/support

The Perri Platform
EP 258: Merit in Admissions

The Perri Platform

Play Episode Listen Later May 30, 2022 11:16


A Canadian school board votes to remove all tests, exams, auditions and other entry requirements for its specialized schools and programs. Instead, applicants will be admitted based on “interest” and random draws. We discuss the issues with such an approach and consider how merit fits into admissions equations.

Brothers of Merit
Season Four Opener: Episode 1

Brothers of Merit

Play Episode Listen Later May 29, 2022 35:05


We are excited to be back for another season here at Brothers of Merit! Jesus continues to steer this ministry in many ways to help spread the Word and build disciples. Listen as Taylor and I discuss season 4 and talk about what is new with Brothers of Merit and in our lives.InstagramYouTube

The Thoughtful Entrepreneur
1208 - How Innovators Become Market Leaders with Merit's Adam Vasquez

The Thoughtful Entrepreneur

Play Episode Listen Later May 28, 2022 23:19


In this episode of the Thoughtful Entrepreneur, your host Josh Elledge talks to the founder and CEO of https://madewithmerit.com/ (Merit), Adam Vasquez.  The basics of the ‘market' is community, Adam shares - Merit literally creates markets in order to solve problems for like-minded individuals. Merit facilitates market growth for their clients and also for themselves. They're passionate about innovation and seek to create other market inventors who can change their industries as they know it.  Merit is leading the charge in how the conscious economy affects sales and marketing. Marketing is outdated, plain and simple. If you're not already the leader in a market, you're very truly just emulating the market leader. If you're not the market leader, your advertising will only serve to send business to the market leader. You need your own market. This starts with building community.  Authenticity is critical now more than ever, and the transparency of the internet is shifting the marketing and advertising spaces. Merit doesn't just consult with their clients, they eat their own dog food and create their own markets. But how do you demonstrate that you're a market leader and innovator? Any aspect of your business can be negatively impacted by the market leader – many entrepreneurs get caught up in the fallacy that the market leader is the ‘standard'. Flip this misconception on its head; innovators don't copy their processes or products from others. Innovators look at problems that others have already tried to solve and look at things from a different perspective. This is what sets them apart and turns innovators into market leaders.  Market invention is about recognizing opportunities and collecting perspectives and insights from those who have created markets before. Market invention is more holistic and not only addresses opportunities but actually seeks to change the status quo on a wide scale (this is where innovation comes in!) According to their website, most marketing and advertising agencies rely on decades-old formulas where they swap out businesses and logos and collect fees. Merit believes in strategic marketing with purpose, where the goal and outcome is sector leadership. Can a company move from fifth place to first in market share within the average CMO tenure of 41 months? According to Merit, yes. Market Invention is their philosophy and practice. Adam and his team seek to understand the business of your business and then get to work growing your brand to create or own your market. Want to learn more? Check out Merit's website at https://madewithmerit.com/ (https://madewithmerit.com/).  Check out Merit on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/madewithmerit/ (https://www.linkedin.com/company/madewithmerit/).  Check out Adam Vasquez on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/adamvasquez/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/adamvasquez/).  Don't forget to subscribe to The Thoughtful Entrepreneur and thank you for listening. Tune in next time! More from UpMyInfluence: ✅ We are actively booking guests for our DAILY Entrepreneur Success Podcast.https://upmyinfluence.com/guest ( Schedule HERE). ✅ Are you a 6-figure consultant? Let us fill your sales schedule and move you to 7-figures.https://upmyinfluence.com/b2b ( Learn more here). ✅ Check out our freehttps://upmyinfluence.com/1 ( Authority Transformation Masterclass). 

Jones.Show: Thought-Full Conversation
147: Vietnam POW Captain Wayne O. Smith Lives in Gratitude

Jones.Show: Thought-Full Conversation

Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 37:21


Highly decorated Air Force veteran Wayne O. Smith was born in 1943 in Richmond, Kentucky. He entered the U.S. Air Force Academy on June 26, 1961, and graduated with a commission as a 2d Lt. on June 9, 1965.  Lt. Smith next attended Undergraduate Pilot Training at Moody AFB, Georgia, where he was awarded his pilot wings in September 1966. He served with the 4th Tactical Fighter Squadron of the 33rd Tactical Fighter Wing at Eglin AFB, Florida, from October 1966 to July 1967, when he deployed with his unit to Southeast Asia. He then flew with the 435th Tactical Fighter Squadron at Ubon Royal Thai AFB, Thailand, and was forced to eject over North Vietnam while flying his 90th combat mission on January 18, 1968.  On his last mission, Lt. Smith was credited with shooting down a MIG-17 in aerial combat before his aircraft was shot down. He was immediately captured and taken as a Prisoner of War and spent the next 1,882 days in captivity before being released during Operation Homecoming on March 14, 1973.  After recovering from his injuries at Maxwell AFB, Alabama, Capt. Smith left active duty on September 4, 1973, served in the Pennsylvania Air National Guard for a year, and then left the reserves in 1976.  In 1999 Wayne Smith retired from MidAmerica Energy as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Generation. Earlier, he was President and Chief Operating Officer of BF Goodrich Chemicals and prior to that he was Chief Executive of BOC Gases for the U.S., Canada, and South America. He began his business career with Air Products and Chemicals, where he was appointed to a number of executive assignments over a 16-year period. He was a pilot flying Boeing 727s for Eastern Airlines for a short time before becoming a corporate executive.  Wayne is married to Lois A. Bolin, Ph.D., of Naples, Florida. He has two children and two grandchildren, who also reside in Naples. Military Service Summary: • U.S. Air Force Academy 1961-1965 • U.S. Air Force 1965-1973 • Pennsylvania Air National Guard 1973-1974 • U.S. Air Force Reserve 1974-1976 • Cold War 1965-1976 • Vietnam War 1967-1973 (POW) His military honors include two Silver Stars, the Legion of Merit, two Distinguished Flying Crosses, two Bronze Stars, seven Air Medals, and the Purple Heart.  JONES.SHOW is a weekly podcast featuring host Randall Kenneth Jones (author, speaker & creative communications consultant) and Susan C. Bennett (the original voice of Siri). JONES.SHOW is produced and edited by Kevin Randall Jones. JONES.SHOW Online:    Join us in the Jones.Show Lounge on Facebook. Twitter (Randy): https://twitter.com/randallkjones  Instagram (Randy): https://www.instagram.com/randallkennethjones/ Facebook (Randy): https://www.facebook.com/mindzoo/ Web:  RandallKennethJones.com Follow Randy on Clubhouse Twitter (Susan): https://twitter.com/SiriouslySusan Instagram (Susan): https://www.instagram.com/siriouslysusan/ Facebook (Susan): https://www.facebook.com/siriouslysusan/ Web: SusanCBennett.com Follow Susan on Clubhouse LinkedIn (Kevin): https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevin-randall-jones/ Web: KevinRandallJones.com  www.Jones.Show

Renovating Retirement With Charlie Jewett
10 Reasons Not to Buy an Indexed Universal Life Policy - Part 4

Renovating Retirement With Charlie Jewett

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 34:46


We are back for the final installment in this series! We have been reviewing an article that came out ten years ago with a similar title to our podcast episode. And this is the fourth in a series where we are going to unpack each of these ten points, these ten reasons, and help you understand the difference between an Indexed Universal Life policy and a Whole Life policy. We want you to hear both sides, so you are well-informed and can make the best decisions for yourself and your family. If you haven't watched the first three in this series, you can watch those before this one to get caught up! Today we are focusing on numbers three, two and one. #3 is “Guarantees are not calculated annually*”, #2 is “All of the above can be changed by the company” and #1 is “The risk is shifted back to the insured.” Listen as we explain what we think these mean and why they seem to be untruthful and inaccurate… and frankly, just don't make much sense. We like to make these concepts simple and easy for you to understand. And if you have any questions, we have answers and reports we can share with you or your agent. Just reach out to bobby@renovatingretirement.com, and we're happy to share! Here is the article we have been reviewing: https://infinitebanking.org/the-top-10-reasons-not-to-buy-equity-indexed-universal-life/ For more info, episodes, and notes, head on over to https://renovatingretirement.com Thanks for listening, and please subscribe to or follow the podcast wherever you get your podcasts from, and be sure to share with your friends and family as well. Thanks again! About Charlie Jewett Charlie Jewett is an author, speaker, recruiter, trainer, consumer advocate and investment advisor from San Diego, CA. As the “Financial Services Whistleblower” Charlie has been trying to change the way that industry professionals and consumers think about retirement since 2005. With considerable years of experience and an array of professional certifications, Charlie focuses on stock market alternatives combined with tax-free retirement income and provides educational materials that help people to create their ideal retirement plan. He is the host of two podcasts, Renovating Retirement and Target Practice for Advisors, as well as the author of “Renovating Retirement” and “Two Ways to Be Debt Free”, both available on Amazon Kindle. About Bobby Alford Bobby Alford has walked an unconventional path to becoming the CEO of Renovating Retirement. He spent 10 years in the US Submarine force, both as an officer and enlisted person, earning a degree in nuclear engineering along the way. Bobby then joined corporate America and worked for a Fortune 50 company in operations, finance, and sales management roles. After getting his MBA, he began working with military veterans to improve their retirement options. At that point he found Charlie Jewett and learned how to truly impact a person's financial life using the MERIT model of planning. Bobby joined Charlie and now uses his skills to grow their company toward achieving the goal of creating $1 billion dollars of annual tax-Free money for their clients.