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Prep Baseball Report
JUCO Wire Podcast: Texas-New Mexico & Arizona JUCO All-Star Games

Prep Baseball Report

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2022 41:29


Mike Rosenbaum and Tad Slowik kick off the episode by breaking down the top pitchers from the Texas-New Mexico JUCO All-Star Game, a group led by four 95+ mph arms, before discussing the event's standout position players (11:16). After a short break, Tad empties his scouting notebook, sharing can't-miss info on Arizona's best NJCAA Division I pitchers(21:42) and hitters (28:42) as well as the top bats (34:12) and arms (36:24) at the Division II level.

Two Think Minimum
Mike Rosenbaum on Using AI to Avoid Hiring Biases and Find Overlooked Talent

Two Think Minimum

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 30:22


Michael Rosenbaum is founder and executive chairman of Catalyte, a recognized leader in onshore agile application services working with clients onsite or from development centers in Baltimore, Md. and Portland, Ore., and CEO of Arena. Prior to starting Catalyte, Mike received an Irving R. Kaufman Fellowship to build the first version of what is now the company's analytics engine for talent selection and team assembly. Prior to that, he was a John M. Olin Fellow at Harvard University where he researched, wrote and taught on economics and law. Michael is also the CEO of Pegged Software. Michael is a frequent national speaker and contributor, sharing insights and advice on IT strategies and practices as they relate to application development, innovation, bi-modal sourcing, Agile, big data, onshoring and domestic sourcing. He has a JD from Harvard Law School, an MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a BA from Harvard College.

Prep Baseball Report
JUCO Wire Podcast: Creekside, Alabama CC & NWAC Showcases

Prep Baseball Report

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 48:08


Prep Baseball Report's Mike Rosenbaum and Tad Slowik open the episode with a breakdown of the top players Tad scouted at the Creekside JUCO Showcase in Kansas City, including notes on standouts from Crowder, Jefferson, Johnson County, Kirkwood, Seminole St, Southeastern and more. After that, Tad highlights all of the talent he saw during last week's Alabama Community College Fall Showcase (20:12), offering his insight into players from Calhoun, Shelton and Snead St. To wrap things up, Tad discusses his recent trip to Bellevue, WA, for the Northwest Athletic Conference Showcase (28:47), where laid eyes on players from schools such as Everett, Lane, Southwestern Oregon and Tacoma for the first time.

Prep Baseball Report
The Rode Show Podcast: 2022 MLB Draft Day 3 Takeaways

Prep Baseball Report

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 43:43


Nathan Rode and Shooter Hunt discuss some picks from the final day of the 2022 MLB Draft. Mike Rosenbaum and Tad Slowik also join the show to talk about selections from the MLB Draft League.

Prep Baseball Report
JUCO Wire Podcast: NJCAA D2 & D3 Predictions; Florida D1 JUCO Championship Recap (w/ Cayden Hatcher)

Prep Baseball Report

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 51:05


Mike Rosenbaum and Tad Slowik recap the NJCAA Divs. II & III teams that have already punched a ticket to the JUCO World Series and predict which programs will join them in Enid and Greenville, respectively. The guys then recap all of the Div. I postseason action thus far, highlighting the Grand Junction-bound teams while reflecting on last week's predictions. After a short break, PBR Florida Asst. Scouting Director Cayden Hatcher joins the JUCO Wire Podcast to break down the teams (Central Florida, Miami-Dade, Chipola and Indian River St.) and players he saw during the Florida D1 JUCO championship series in Lakeland, Fla.

Prep Baseball Report
JUCO Wire Podcast: Grand Junction Predictions; Tennessee Region 7 Analysis (w/ Colton Provey)

Prep Baseball Report

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 73:58


With playoffs underway across much of Junior College baseball, Mike Rosenbaum & Tad Slowik predict each NJCAA Division I Regional and District winner and who they believe will reach Grand Junction and, ultimately, win it all. After that, PBR Tennessee's Colton Provey makes his JUCO Wire Podcast debut(!), providing fans and scouts with everything they need to know about No. 1 Walters St., his alma mater, as well as fellow Region VII powerhouses Dyersburg St., Chattanooga St & Columbia St.

The Platform Journey
2. Mike Rosenbaum, Guidewire Software CEO: The Power of a Passion for Platforms

The Platform Journey

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 30:18


In this episode, Mike Rosenbaum shares his experience and key learnings on what it really takes to build a powerful platform, drawing on his time leading product management and go-to-market strategy for core CRM products at Salesforce and as EVP of the Salesforce Platform team, to his current role leading Guidewire. The early innings of platform building at Salesforce (3:30)What you should be considering as you chart the platform course for your company (6:07)Getting crystal clear on what you mean by “platform” (8:28)What really made Salesforce unique (12:13)Mike's cardinal rules for platform building (14:26)A realistic approach to failure (17:38)Always considering your customer's perspective (23:18)What the highest level of platform looks like (27:40)Guest: Mike RosenbaumMike Rosenbaum is CEO of Guidewire Software, where he has overall responsibility for global strategy, organization, culture, and operations. He is passionate about building great teams and innovative products and platforms that deliver value for customers, partners, and shareholders. Prior to Guidewire, Mike led product management and go-to-market strategy for core CRM products at Salesforce and was also EVP of the Salesforce Platform team. He also served in the US Navy as a submarine officer. Mike's unique leadership and cloud experience give him the capability to accelerate Guidewire's role in the P&C industry.Host: Avanish SahaiAvanish Sahai is a Tidemark Fellow and has served as a Board Member of Hubspot since April 2018. Previously, Avanish served as the vice president, ISV and Apps partner ecosystem of Google from 2019 until 2021. From 2016 to 2019, he served as the global vice president, ISV and Technology alliances at ServiceNow. From 2014 to 2015, he was the senior vice president and chief product officer at Demandbase. Prior to Demandbase, Avanish built and led the Appexchange platform ecosystem team at Salesforce, and was an executive at Oracle and McKinsey & Company, as well as various early-to-mid stage startups in Silicon Valley.LinksFollow our guest, Mike RosenbaumFollow our host, Avanish SahaiLearn more about TidemarkYou can find the full transcript here. 

Prep Baseball Report
JUCO Wire Podcast: Final Regular Season Rankings

Prep Baseball Report

Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 56:35


Mike Rosenbaum & Tad Slowik discuss PBR JUCO's final regular-season rankings for the top 25 NJCAA teams across the Divs. I-III levels. First, they break down the Top 25 D1 programs, going in-depth on No. 8 Eastern Oklahoma St., No. 10 Cowley and No. 12 Flo-Dar Tech, as well as No. 20 Kansas City Kansas, No. 21 Chattanooga St., No. 22 Shelton St. & No. 25 Harford. After a short break, Mike and Tad dig in on their Divs. II rankings, highlighting No. 1 Madison, No. 4 Heartland, No. 6 Kirkwood, No. 9 Frederick, No. 11 Pitt, No. 21 Des Moines Area & No. 23 Southeastern. Finally, the conversation concludes with a look at the Div. III level, featuring notes on teams such as No. 3 Northern Essex, No. 5 Herkimer, No. 7 Erie, No. 15 Brookdale, No. 16 North Lake & No. 19 Bergen.

Prep Baseball Report
JUCO Wire Podcast: Updated Top 25 Rankings, Misiorowski Hits 100 MPH, Madison Stays Hot & More

Prep Baseball Report

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 45:55


Mike Rosenbaum & Tad Slowik analyze all of the movement in PBR JUCO's updated NJCAA Top 25 rankings, breaking down the top teams across the Divs. I-III levels. The guys go in-depth talking about No. 4 Crowder, highlighting 100-mph fireballer Jacob Misiorowski, right-hander Cody Adcock and the RoughRiders' dynamic offense. After a short break, Mike and Tad discuss No. 1 Madison -- a club that Tad has now seen four times -- before touching on No. 5 Meridian, No. 6 Lincoln Land, No. 7 Heartland and No. 15 Pitt. Red-hot No. 5 Herkimer headlines this week's Div. III conversation in the wake of LHP Greg Farone's 15-K Perfect Game(!).

Prep Baseball Report
JUCO Wire Podcast: NJCAA DI-DIII Top 25 Rankings Risers, Matchup Previews & Scouting Notes

Prep Baseball Report

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022 42:53


Mike Rosenbaum & Tad Slowik break down the movement in PBR JUCO's latest NJCAA Top 25 rankings, beginning with a discussion on Div. I No. 1-ranked Walters St. and No. 2 Wabash Valley. They also look at the biggest risers on this week's D1 Top 25 (No. 20 Cochise, No. 23 Ranger & No. 25 Kansas City Kansas) and analyze recent matchups between top-ranked Arizona teams. After the break, Mike and Tad highlight several red-hot Div. II (No. 1 Madison, No. 4 Kankakee, No. 9 Lincoln Land & No. 10 Heartland) and Div. III teams (No. 4 Northern Essex, No. 9 Erie, No. 15 Milwaukee Area Tech & No. 17 Joliet).

Prep Baseball Report
JUCO Wire Podcast: Rankings Updates, Tad's Scouting Notes & Matchup Previews

Prep Baseball Report

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 43:43


Mike Rosenbaum and Tad Slowik analyze all the movement in PBR JUCO's latest NJCAA D1-D3 Top 25 team rankings, breaking down the biggest risers on each list before previewing some of the week's more notable matchups. Along the way, Tad shares his scouting notes from his recent looks at Florida SouthWestern St., Central Florida, Santa Fe, Kankakee, Oakton & Morton. You can also listen to the JUCO Wire Podcast on... Apple: apple.co/2YOdB62 Spotify: spoti.fi/3jgopRB Follow us on Twitter: Mike Rosenbaum - twitter.com/goldensombrero Tad Slowik - twitter.com/tadslowik_pbr PBR JUCO - twitter.com/pbr_juco

Prep Baseball Report
JUCO Wire Podcast: Scouting Weatherford, Eastern Ok. St., Grayson, Midland + NJCAA D1 Rankings

Prep Baseball Report

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2022 40:58


Prep Baseball Report's Mike Rosenbaum welcomes back Tad Slowik, fresh off his recent trip to Oklahoma and Texas, where he saw a host of Top 25-ranked teams in No. 9 Weatherford, No. 13 Eastern Oklahoma St., No. 16 Grayson and No. 22 Midland. Tad shares his thoughts on those teams, as well as his scouting reports on some of the top JUCO pitchers in the nation, including Luke Young (Midland), Adrian Siravo (Weatherford) and Nate Ackenhausen (Eastern Oklahoma St.). After that, Mike and Tad break down their updated Top 25 NJCAA Div. 1 team rankings, looking at this week's biggest risers and recapping the other movement on the list. Updated Top 25: bit.ly/3q3ZiES You can also listen to the JUCO Wire Podcast on... Apple: apple.co/3GOZ2PW Spotify: spoti.fi/3e7PGCp Follow us on Twitter: Mike Rosenbaum - twitter.com/goldensombrero Tad Slowik - twitter.com/tadslowik_pbr PBR JUCO - twitter.com/pbr_juco

Prep Baseball Report
JUCO Wire Podcast: Updated NJCAA D1 Rankings + West Coast Scouting Notes with Tad Slowik

Prep Baseball Report

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2022 34:42


Prep Baseball Report's Mike Rosenbaum and Tad Slowik break down their updated Top 25 NJCAA Div. 1 team rankings, discussing why Walters St. has surpassed Central Arizona atop the list while also recapping all the other movement inside the Top 10 spots on the list. After that, Tad shares his notes on the top players he scouted during his recent trip to see Arizona Western, Central Arizona, Cochise, Salt Lake, Southern Nevada and Yavapai. Updated Top 25: bit.ly/3ISi610 You can also listen to the JUCO Wire Podcast on... Apple: apple.co/3GOZ2PW Spotify: spoti.fi/3e7PGCp Follow us on Twitter: Mike Rosenbaum - twitter.com/goldensombrero Tad Slowik - twitter.com/tadslowik_pbr PBR JUCO - twitter.com/pbr_juco

Prep Baseball Report
JUCO Wire Podcast: New NJCAA Div. 1 Top 25 Rankings + Scouting Notes with Tad Slowik

Prep Baseball Report

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 22, 2022 54:05


With the JUCO baseball season now in full swing, Prep Baseball Report's Mike Rosenbaum and Tad Slowik discuss their freshly updated Top 25 NJCAA Div. 1 team rankings, breaking down each club as well as those who could soon be in the mix. Updated Top 25: https://bit.ly/3BKyiPh You can also listen to the JUCO Wire Podcast on... Apple: apple.co/3GOZ2PW Spotify: spoti.fi/3e7PGCp Follow us on Twitter: Mike Rosenbaum - https://twitter.com/goldensombrero Tad Slowik - https://twitter.com/tadslowik_pbr PBR JUCO - https://twitter.com/pbr_juco

Prep Baseball Report
JUCO Wire Podcast: JUCO Opening Weekend with Tad Slowik & David Seifert

Prep Baseball Report

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2022 67:05


The JUCO baseball season is officially underway! Mike Rosenbaum welcomes PBR's Tad Slowik and David Seifert to discuss the teams and players they each saw during JUCO Opening Weekend. First, Tad shares his thoughts on a slew of top-ranked Florida programs including Florida Southwestern (No. 4), Miami Dade (No. 10), State College of Florida (No. 25), Pasco Hernando (No. 12 - DII) as well as Gulf Coast (Not Ranked) and ASA Miami (NR). After that, Seif goes deep breaking down No. 1-ranked San Jacinto's impressively deep roster following his four-game look at the Gators against Grayson (No. 16) and Seminole State (Honorable Mention) in Texas over Opening Weekend. Full 2021-22 NJCAA Rankings Div. 1: bit.ly/33Q5zeU Div. 2: bit.ly/3tH85PF Div. 3: bit.ly/3rwFDgA You can also listen to the JUCO Wire Podcast on... Apple: apple.co/3GOZ2PW Spotify: spoti.fi/3e7PGCp

Prep Baseball Report
JUCO Wire Podcast: NJCAA Div. I Rankings

Prep Baseball Report

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 79:26


In this episode of the JUCO Wire Podcast, Prep Baseball Report's Mike Rosenbaum & Tad Slowik break down their top 25 NJCAA Div. I teams (and more) for the 2021-22 season. Full 2021-22 NJCAA Rankings Div. 1: https://bit.ly/33Q5zeU Div. 2: https://bit.ly/3tH85PF Div. 3: https://bit.ly/3rwFDgA You can also listen to the JUCO Wire Podcast on... Apple: https://apple.co/3GOZ2PW Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3e7PGCp

Prep Baseball Report
JUCO Wire Podcast: Top 25 Prospects Breakdown

Prep Baseball Report

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 59:14


In this very special episode of the JUCO Wire Podcast, Prep Baseball Report's David Seifert, Tad Slowik & Mike Rosenbaum give fans an early look at the top 25 players on their soon-to-be-released JUCO Top 350 prospect rankings. Full Top 350 list: https://bit.ly/pbrjuco350

Prep Baseball Report
Scout Day Standouts w/Brandon Hall (N.C./S.C.), Scott Hood (KS/OK/MO) & Kevin Moulder (MO)

Prep Baseball Report

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 56:04


Mike Rosenbaum and Zach Day welcome PBR Scouting Directors Brandon Hall (2:07), Scott Hood (23:41) and Kevin Moulder (42:03) to chat about their respective fall Scout Day events. Brandon, Scott and Kevin highlight nine top uncommitted Junior College prospects from Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and the Carolinas, while also hitting on high-profile Division I signees such as Crowder College (MO) RHPs Jacob Misiorowski and Cody Adcock & Florence-Darlington Tech 's(S.C.) Nathan Williams and Matt Poston.

Prep Baseball Report
JUCO Wire Podcast: Jesse Litsch

Prep Baseball Report

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 62:30


Mike Rosenbaum and Zach Day welcome former Blue Jays pitcher and current PBR Florida scout Jesse Litsch to the show to discuss his Junior College background at South Florida State and how it helped launch what would become a successful big league career. Zach and Jesse also shared some great stories from their respective Major League careers, recalling everything from the moment when they got "the call" to their Major League debuts to when they knew it was time to hang 'em up for good.

Prep Baseball Report
JUCO Wire Podcast: Jamey Carroll

Prep Baseball Report

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 48:01


In this episode of the PBR JUCO Wire Podcast, presented by Netting Professionals, co-hosts Mike Rosenbaum and Zach Day chat with former Major Leaguer Jamey Carroll, a special assistant for the Pittsburgh Pirates who serves as the organization's defensive coordinator for infielders. Carroll's journey en route to 12 seasons and more than 1,200 games in the big leagues with the Expos/Nationals, Rockies, Indians, Dodgers and Royals began at John A. Logan JC (IL). He spoke about the path that led him to Logan and how his one season spent playing JUCO baseball helped shape his long and successful career. Zach and Jamey also reflect on their long-intertwined careers, including their early years as Expos teammates and roommates in Montreal. But, most importantly, they provide valuable advice on what it takes, both physically and mentally, to persevere in the professional ranks.

Prep Baseball Report
JUCO Wire Podcast: IL, So. Idaho Scout Days; TCCAA Region VII(TN), Panhandle & Mid-Florida Recaps

Prep Baseball Report

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 88:59


In this loaded episode of the JUCO Wire Podcast, which is presented by Netting Professionals, co-hosts Mike Rosenbaum and Zach Day remember the time in 2004 when Zach gave up a broken-bat home run to Adam Dunn. Zach also explains Hammer Score, the Prep Baseball Report's new pitch score for curveballs, and uses it to highlight three Junior College pitchers. Next, David Seifert (14:41) joins Mike and Zach to explain what exactly goes into holding a PBR JUCO Scout Day (i.e., schedule, data-capture setup, etc.). After that, he shares his notes from recent Illinois Scout Days with John A. Logan, Kaskaskia and Lincoln Trail, replete with an in-depth breakdown of each program's top prospects. To close out the segment, the guys discuss some of the top teams and players from last month's TCCAA Region VII Showcase (TN) -- the latter featuring Zach's data-driven analysis on several pitchers worth following closely. Mike & Zach then welcome PBR Nevada's Brett Harrison (48:17) to the show to recap his Scout Day at the College of Southern Idaho. Brett shares his thoughts on several of the program's top players, a group led Freshman INF/RHP Greyson Shafer, then previews the wealth of talent he expects to see at the College of Southern Nevada's upcoming Scout Day. Last but certainly not least, Tad Slowik (1:11:51) returns from the Florida scouting trail to report on the better teams and prospects he saw at the Panhandle and Mid-Florida Conference Showcases. (Spoiler: the Florida JUCO scene has some dudes.) The guys go a bit tangential after Tad revives the term "dead-fish changeup," chatting about everything from the Giants-Dodgers NLDS matchup to Tad's dining preferences (or lack thereof) while driving across Florida.

Prep Baseball Report
JUCO Wire Podcast: PUMA Classic, TX-NM JC All-Star Game; IA JUCO Scout Day standouts

Prep Baseball Report

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 80:19


On this episode of the JUCO Wire Podcast, presented by Netting Professionals, co-hosts Mike Rosenbaum and Zach Day discuss PBR's fall JUCO Scout Day schedule (2:00) and how the data and video captured at those events will help elevate JUCO players. Next, David Seifert and Tad Slowik join Mike and Zach to break down the top teams and players they each saw at the PUMA Classic (23:20) and TX-NM JC All-Star Game (38:50). Later, PBR Iowa's Rob Allison (47:30) offers insight into Iowa's JUCO baseball landscape, including deep dives into Iowa Western and Iowa Central's dominant pitching staffs.

Free State Politics Presented by MarylandReporter.com
Maryland gubernatorial campaign preview

Free State Politics Presented by MarylandReporter.com

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2021 23:29


In “Free State Politics” episode 7, John Rydell talks to a longtime political observer who examines the growing field of contenders in the 2022 Maryland gubernatorial race. Todd Eberly, associate professor of political science and coordinator of public policy studies at St. Mary's College of Maryland, says there are tiers in his list based on current or prior experience as public officials. He says the top Democratic contenders include Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot, former Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker and former Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler. Baker lost to Ben Jealous in the 2018 Democratic primary, and Gansler was defeated by Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown in the 2014 Democratic primary. But Eberly says several other contenders should be considered formidable candidates as well. They include former Labor Secretary Tom Perez, who also served as chair of the Democratic National Committee. “Folks like John King and Wes Moore have also done a really great job of raising money which will help get their name recognition higher,” said Eberly. Other Democratic contenders include Baltimore business owner Mike Rosenbaum and Ashwani Jain, 31, who worked in the Obama administration. Eberly says there also could be a spirited campaign in the Republican gubernatorial primary if former Lt. Gov. Michael Steele decides to enter the race. Steele, who served as lieutenant governor to Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., has announced that he will decide whether to enter the race between Labor Day and Thanksgiving. Gov. Hogan's Commerce Secretary Kelly Schulz recently announced she plans to run for Governor.Rydell also talks to New York Times Congressional Reporter Luke Broadwater about the recent House Select Committee hearing on the January 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. Broadwater was a political reporter at the Baltimore Sun for 10 years and won a Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of the scandal which forced the resignation of Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh. Broadwater, who was inside the Capitol during the January 6 insurrection, describes the emotional testimony of four U.S. Capitol Police officers, who were attacked by the mob that day. Future hearings are scheduled this fall to learn more about those who invaded the Capitol and whether they were assisted beforehand by some members of Congress. Broadwater says, “I do think some members of Congress will be called on to testify. I know one line of inquiry will likely lead to the angry phone call between House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy and President Trump as the riots unfolded.”  McCarthy apparently said Trump did not respond quickly to calling off the attack. Broadwater adds, “We do know from one of the rally organizers that three congressmen helped plan the rally with him that preceded the attack. Two of them have denied that, the third has not answered any questions about it, and so those three congressmen may be on the list of people who are called to testify to see how much they coordinated with rally-goers and whether or not there was any coordination with people who ended up being arrested for their actions on January 6.”In his segment titled “Moment of Clarity,” Rydell expresses concern about the recent spike in COVID cases in Maryland and across the country, which are prompting the reinstatement of mask mandates in public places. But Rydell adds that, despite that setback, those running for office in 2022 are already returning to in-person campaigning, which will be crucial to helping increase their name recognition among voters. This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit freestatepolitics.substack.com

Prep Baseball Report
The Rode Show Podcast: 2021 MLB Draft Preview

Prep Baseball Report

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 9, 2021 78:54


Nathan Rode, Shooter Hunt and David Seifert chat about who could be a first-round surprise, the uncertainty of who's going to go where, and recruiting class implications. Zach Day and Mike Rosenbaum also join the show to talk about standouts from the MLB Draft League

3AW Afternoons with Dee Dee
REVEALED! The 'most difficult' places to park in Victoria

3AW Afternoons with Dee Dee

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2021 4:31


Mike Rosenbaum, CEO of Parkhound, spoke with Dee Dee Dunleavy on Wednesday. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

MLB Pipeline
Top 100 breakdown, Adley and J-Rod interviews, Arenado trade, Jeopardy!

MLB Pipeline

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 2, 2021 63:09


The new 2021 Top 100 Prospects list is out, and the Pipeline crew digs into it with a breakdown of the list, interviews with two of the top five players (Orioles' Adley Rutschman and Mariners' Julio Rodriguez) and a round of Top 100 Jeopardy! See whether Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo or Mike Rosenbaum comes out on top as Jason Ratliff tries to stump them. They also break down the prospects the Rockies got from the Cardinals for superstar Nolan Arenado and answer a listener's question.

MLB Pipeline
The Lindor trade, special guests Ian Anderson (Braves) and Nolan Jones (Indians)

MLB Pipeline

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2021 56:58


On this week’s episode of the MLB Pipeline Podcast, Jim Callis, Mike Rosenbaum and Jason Ratliff discuss the Francisco Lindor trade between the Mets and Indians. The Rookie Program is underway, and Braves RHP Ian Anderson and Indians top prospect Nolan Jones join the podcast to discuss their 2020 seasons, preparing for 2021 and what they learned in the Rookie Program so far. Finally, the gang previews the beginning of the international signing period and answers your questions.

Locked On Blue Jays - Daily Podcast On The Toronto Blue Jays
The Blue Jays and the State of the Kids

Locked On Blue Jays - Daily Podcast On The Toronto Blue Jays

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2020 24:45


You can hum "Kids in America" now. I am. Thanks Len. With MLB.com updating its rankings of MLB prospects, A.J. Andrews assesses Mike Rosenbaum's assessment of the Blue Jays farm system and where some of the top prospects are. She notes the success the Toronto front office has had at making their high-value picks count, and how that set the team up for a lot of what it wants to accomplish in the years ahead. She also highlights a couple of below-the-radar prospects that have tools that could come into play as the Blue Jays move closer to contention. Follow the podcast on Twitter @LockedOnJays and follow the host @A_J_Andrews! Subscribe on Himalaya, Google Play, Spotify, and iTunes! Please help us donate to social justice causes at https://lockedonpodcasts.com/blacklivesmatter/ This episode is sponsored by Jays From the Couch, Built Bar and 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 “LOCKEDON,” and you’ll get 20% off your next order. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Pretty Big News
Episode 17: Mike Rosenbaum of MLB.com & MLB Pipeline

Pretty Big News

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2020 106:05


On episode 17 of Pretty Big News, Matt Castello interviews Mike Rosenbaum. Mike is a writer for MLB.com and MLB Pipeline and Matt and Mike previously worked together at MLB Pipeline. Matt asked Mike about him and his wife, Julia, having their first child during a pandemic and the challenges there, his journey from playing baseball at Grinnell College to writing about professionally, some of baseball's top prospects and his thoughts on them, what this year has been like for a prospects writer without Minor League Baseball, his baseball card collection, and much more! Follow Mike on Twitter: https://twitter.com/GoldenSombrero And check out Mike's work here: https://www.mlb.com/pipeline Support this podcast

MLB Pipeline
Just how good is Randy Arozarena?

MLB Pipeline

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2020 56:52


Jim Callis, Jason Ratliff and Mike Rosenbaum put the World Series in a prospect context by discussing the ongoing heroics of Randy Arozarena and where he would rank among the best postseason rookies of all time. Does his performance merit him soaring up MLB Pipeline's Rays Top 30 Prospects list and the overall Top 100? After that, Jason tests Jim and Mike with a quiz on past scouting reports of current World Series participants. The guys also discuss instructional league with a focus on Nationals pitchers and open the reader mailbag to answer a question about relief prospects.

MLB Pipeline
The World Series and Jazz

MLB Pipeline

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2020 61:59


Jonathan Mayo, Jason Ratliff and Mike Rosenbaum dig into the World Series as only the Pipeline crew can (though they did make their predictions), looking at how the Dodgers and Rays were built and ranking the World Series players as prospects. Mayo does a deep dive into how the Rays acquired postseason hero Randy Arozarena and interviews Marlins rookie Jazz Chisholm.

MLB Pipeline
Twins Prospect Alex Kirilloff; Top Rookie Postseason performances and a Statcast Rookie Roundup

MLB Pipeline

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2020 61:52


Twins prospect Alex Kirilloff joins the Pipeline Podcast this week and he and Jonathan Mayo discuss playing at the Twins alternative site, making the postseason roster and then making history by getting his first hit during his MLB debut in the postseason. Mayo, Jason Ratliff and Mike Rosenbaum break down other rookies making impressions this postseason. The trio also looks in-depth how these postseason teams were built and which Draft class has the biggest impact among playoff teams. Also, Mike discusses his article ranking the top rookies through statcast metrics. Plus, they answer your questions.

The Use Case with William Tincup by RecruitingDaily
Storytelling about Arena with Mike Rosenbaum

The Use Case with William Tincup by RecruitingDaily

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2020 48:52


During this episode, Mike and I talk about how practitioners make the business case or the use case for purchasing Arena. Mike is easy to talk with and his passion for all things big data and data analytics comes through during the podcast. Give the show a listen and please let me know what you think.

MLB Pipeline
Breaking down the hottest rookies this season

MLB Pipeline

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2020 60:17


On this week's Pipeline Podcast Jim Callis, Mike Rosenbaum and Jason Ratliff take a look at some of the hottest rookies in the big leagues, including Padres' Jake Cronenworth, Dodgers' Dustin May and Oakland lefty Jesus Luzardo. They also discuss the debuts of right-handers Luis Patino (Padres) and Spencer Howard (Phillies). The crew digs into some Statcast numbers to help identify what's behind the strong starts of relievers Josh Staumont (Royals), Jordan Romano (Blue Jays) and Devin Williams (Brewers), and they wrap up the show by looking at some of the top performers from the East Coast Pro Showcase and the Area Code Games.

MLB Pipeline
Breaking down the hottest rookies this season

MLB Pipeline

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2020 58:44


On this week’s Pipeline Podcast Jim Callis, Mike Rosenbaum and Jason Ratliff take a look at some of the hottest rookies in the big leagues, including Padres’ Jake Cronenworth, Dodgers’ Dustin May and Oakland lefty Jesus Luzardo. They also discuss the debuts of right-handers Luis Patino (Padres) and Spencer Howard (Phillies). The crew digs into some Statcast numbers to help identify what’s behind the strong starts of relievers Josh Staumont (Royals), Jordan Romano (Blue Jays) and Devin Williams (Brewers), and they wrap up the show by looking at some of the top performers from the East Coast Pro Showcase and the Area Code Games.

MLB Pipeline
Breaking down the 2020 draft signings, Top 10 prospect draft, and farm system rankings

MLB Pipeline

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2020 60:27


On this week's Pipeline Podcast, Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff start by talking about players they would've loved to see in this year's Futures Game had it taken place, along with who they would've been excited to watch in the PDP League and High School All-Star Game that became a part of All-Star Weekend last year in Cleveland. The trio provided an update on 2020 Draft signings, focusing on some intriguing off-the-radar high school signees by some teams. They broke down the recent Top 10 prospects draft held with colleague Mike Rosenbaum, looked at the farm system rankings Pipeline did according to left-handed and right-handed pitching and finished up by making 2020 Rookie of the Year predictions.

MLB Pipeline
Breaking down the 2020 draft signings, Top 10 prospect draft, and farm system rankings

MLB Pipeline

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2020 60:27


On this week’s Pipeline Podcast, Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff start by talking about players they would’ve loved to see in this year’s Futures Game had it taken place, along with who they would’ve been excited to watch in the PDP League and High School All-Star Game that became a part of All-Star Weekend last year in Cleveland. The trio provided an update on 2020 Draft signings, focusing on some intriguing off-the-radar high school signees by some teams. They broke down the recent Top 10 prospects draft held with colleague Mike Rosenbaum, looked at the farm system rankings Pipeline did according to left-handed and right-handed pitching and finished up by making 2020 Rookie of the Year predictions.

MLB Pipeline
Breaking down which prospects will be joining the 60-man player pool and which farm system has most talent

MLB Pipeline

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2020 56:08


On this week’s Pipeline Podcast, Jim Callis, Mike Rosenbaum and Jason Ratliff discuss the cancelation of the Minor League season, prospects who were named to their teams’ 60-man player pools, which 2020 Draft picks we’ll see in the big leagues first and which farm systems have the most talent among their middle-infield prospects. They also look at baseball’s best switch-hitting prospects -- a list led Tampa Bay’s Wander Franco, Baltimore’s Adley Rutschman and 17-year-old Yankees prospect Jasson Dominguez – and a couple of record-breaking Draft signings.

MLB Pipeline
Breaking down which prospects will be joining the 60-man player pool and which farm system has most talent

MLB Pipeline

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2020 56:09


On this week's Pipeline Podcast, Jim Callis, Mike Rosenbaum and Jason Ratliff discuss the cancelation of the Minor League season, prospects who were named to their teams' 60-man player pools, which 2020 Draft picks we'll see in the big leagues first and which farm systems have the most talent among their middle-infield prospects. They also look at baseball's best switch-hitting prospects -- a list led Tampa Bay's Wander Franco, Baltimore's Adley Rutschman and 17-year-old Yankees prospect Jasson Dominguez - and a couple of record-breaking Draft signings.

Influence Unlocked
‘The Man Who Saved Us From Helping Our Friends Move’ with Tim Fung

Influence Unlocked

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2020 33:40


Welcome to episode 10 of the Influence Unlocked podcast – the first episode to be produced under social distancing restrictions! Our guest is a former child model who enjoys go karting and bouldering, but most of you would know Tim Fung as the CEO and cofounder of Airtasker, an online gig economy platform that helps users outsource their chores, errands and odd jobs. And Airtasker itself has raised plenty of cash in its eight years of operation, raising $90 million in capital and attracting investors like Seven West Media, Black Sheep Capital, and Vocus Communications founder and Airtasker chairman James Spenceley. (It’s also a blessing for those of us who can’t stand the sight of the dreaded Ikea allen key!) A former corporate advisor and investment banker, Tim also spent some time in the talent management space before turning to entrepreneurship and joining the Young Rich List. He has been the founder or co-founder of several companies over the years including Sydney coworking space Tank Stream Labs. Listen in to find out why Tim thinks some of the best opportunities are unpaid, and what he’s learned about leadership during the coronavirus crisis. Tim’s top reads: Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman; Radical Candor: Be a Kickass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity by Kim Malone Scott; Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don't Have All the Facts by Annie Duke; and Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction by Philip E. Tetlock & Dan Gardner. You can follow Tim on Goodreads for more reading inspo! Tim’s Five in Five shout-out: Mike Rosenbaum of Spacer. Leave feedback or get in touch here: Samantha Dybac Managing Director and founder The PR Hub www.theprhub.com.au/podcast https://www.instagram.com/influenceunlockedpodcast/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/samanthadybac/ Producer: Andrew Menczel http://www.piccolopodcasts.com.au/

MLB Pipeline
Breaking down the "expert drafts" and top first base prospects

MLB Pipeline

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 2, 2020 50:30


Jason Ratliff, Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo are joined by Pipeline colleague Mike Rosenbaum to discuss the “experts draft” they held. They also talked about the top first base prospects for each organization and the terrific series about scouts by Alexis Brudnicki before closing out with Jonathan’s interview with Twins prospect Royce Lewis.

MLB Pipeline
Breaking down the "expert drafts" and top first base prospects

MLB Pipeline

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2020 50:30


Jason Ratliff, Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo are joined by Pipeline colleague Mike Rosenbaum to discuss the "experts draft" they held. They also talked about the top first base prospects for each organization and the terrific series about scouts by Alexis Brudnicki before closing out with Jonathan's interview with Twins prospect Royce Lewis.

Founders On Air
Founders on Air, Episode 1: Interview with Steve Orenstein & Mike Rosenbaum (Business Podcast)

Founders On Air

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2019 29:14


Our 1st episode of Founders on Air with Steve Orenstein & Mike Rosenbaum, we learn about Mike & Steves journey as an entrepreneur. We hope you enjoy.Founders on Air:Founders on Air is podcast for founders by founders. Steve Orenstein (Founder & CEO at Zoom2u https://www.zoom2u.com.au/) and Mike Rosenbaum (Founder & CEO https://www.spacer.com.au and https://www.parkhound.com.au) interview founders about their story as an entrepreneur. Our aim is to provide you with real & actionable takeaways from each episode to experiment with in your own startup or business. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Miami Marlins Podcast
12/6/18: Beyond the Bases | Trey Hillman and Mike Rosenbaum

Miami Marlins Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2018 35:31


Marlins broadcaster Kyle Sielaff and Fox Sports Florida reporter Kelly Saco chat with Mike Rosenbaum of MLB Pipeline in addition to new first-base coach and infield instructor Trey Hillman on this edition of Beyond the Bases.

Miami Marlins Podcast
12/6/18: Beyond the Bases | Trey Hillman and Mike Rosenbaum

Miami Marlins Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2018 35:31


Marlins broadcaster Kyle Sielaff and Fox Sports Florida reporter Kelly Saco chat with Mike Rosenbaum of MLB Pipeline in addition to new first-base coach and infield instructor Trey Hillman on this edition of Beyond the Bases.

AppChat
[E7] The Recipe for Success: Twilio’s Ron Huddleston on Building Out Ecosystems

AppChat

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2018 30:36


Ron Huddleston, Chief Partner Officer at Twilio, joins the AppChat Podcast to discuss the importance of building out ecosystems and the differences he has seen building multiple ecosystems for various companies. Other subjects include breaking down various ecosystem models, how Huddleston's previous experience prepared him for working at Twilio, and the importance of trust and credibility in the industry. Here are the key topics, with timestamps, as well as the full interview transcript: Key Topics 00:00-01:58 Introducing the AppChat and our guest, Twilio's Chief Partner Officer Ron Huddleston 1:59-3:28 The challenges of indirect software sales 3:29-8:43 The importance of software companies building out an ISV and/or SI ecosystem 8:44-12:34 The differences in building out an ecosystem for Salesforce and Microsoft 12:35-17:10 The differences between a pure, cloud-based ecosystem, and a hybrid model including cloud and on-premise 17:11-20:02 How much Huddleston uses his previous experiences building ecosystems for Twilio, and how much he has to continue to discover and invent 20:03-25:54 The importance of trust and credibility when building out ecosystems 25:55-29:06 Building an app and sticking to the commitment you made to your ecosystem 29:07-30:22 Closing out and how to get in touch Full Transcript Intro: 00:01 You're listening to the AppChat, a podcast focused on SaaS growth strategies, plus successes in the Salesforce ecosystem, and beyond. Here's your host, CodeScience CEO, Brian Walsh. Brian Walsh: 00:14 All right. We're back on the AppChat Podcast. And today, I'm joined by Ron Huddleston, who, Ron, you have an incredible background when it comes to building out ISV ecosystems. Let me get this right. So you're currently the Chief Partner Officer at Twilio. Ron Huddleston: 00:31 Yeah. Brian Walsh: 00:32 Before that, CVP, One Commercial Partner organization at Microsoft. Ron Huddleston: 00:35 Yeah. Brian Walsh: 00:36 SVP of the AppExchange at Salesforce. Ron Huddleston: 00:38 Yep. Brian Walsh: 00:39 And started the OEM, ISV program at Oracle, where you were vice president. Ron Huddleston: 00:44 Yes. Brian Walsh: 00:45 Are there any bigger partner programs in the world to run than that? Ron Huddleston: 00:51 Amazon, maybe, now? Brian Walsh: 00:53 Maybe now, yeah. Ron Huddleston: 00:54 Yeah. Yeah, they're breaking new ground. But the Microsoft thing was definitely a big one. They've all been really fun. I do think that the folks at companies that get to build ecosystems, ISV, or SI, or any type of partner ecosystem, I think that it's probably the most fun job you can have at a bigger technology company, because you get exposed. It's not the same thing over and over. You get to really understand how to work with other folks and understand what's important to them. And so I stuck with it -- it was probably my 20th job at Oracle -- and when I found it and started building it, I just realized it was the most fun, like exciting, interesting, technically satisfying, from a business perspective, satisfying thing you could really do. So just from a personal perspective, I think it's probably the most fun you can have in cloud technology for a job. Unless you're like the CEO of a startup, or doing what you're doing, like building things. But if you're going to work for somebody else, I think it's a great job. Brian Walsh: 01:59 But I mean, I find that sometimes indirect sales, especially indirect software sales, can be extremely challenging. Like you're not actually doing that final license sale. You're lining up the partners and enabling them. I mean, is there something wrong in your head? Ron Huddleston: 02:14 No, there's not. It does carry its own set of complexities. But the strange thing is, whether it was on-premise or the cloud, those complexities repeat each other over, and over, and over again. So there really, after 20-odd years of doing this, there's not much you haven't seen, because where things get complicated is around human behavior, not necessarily around bringing really great solutions, and great partners, and technology together to solve problems. That's kind of the easy part, just to like address customer problems. Where things get a little crunchy is how human start, where things can get complicated, is when you're aligning different people, different organizations, different teams. That's where things get a little more complicated. I think everything up to that is not as complicated. But again, it's a pattern. And the patterns tend to repeat themselves. So you can sort of see around corners, the longer you do these kind of things, which makes it easier every time. This is, what, my third, fourth- Brian Walsh: 03:18 Fourth one. Ron Huddleston: 03:19 It kind of makes it a little easier every time you do it because you know, I probably made 10,000 mistakes. And you only make the same mistake three or four times. Brian Walsh: 03:29 Eventually, you get it right. So why an ecosystem? I mean, there's a huge amount of effort and investment. Why is it important for a software company to actually build out an ISV and/or SI ecosystem? Ron Huddleston: 03:44 Yeah. There's a lot of reasons. It depends on, are we talking about the technology company themselves that want to build an ecosystem? Brian Walsh: 03:51 Yeah. Ron Huddleston: 03:52 So you have to be a bigger company in order to do that, obviously. It's really hard to do it, otherwise. You can certainly build a small, little portfolio of folks that you work with if you're a smaller company. But there's nothing better than a broad ecosystem because it does a couple things. First things first is, if there's any way, shape, and form you're trying to prove out the sort of platform nature of the technology that you're trying to provide, the long road to get to that level of credibility is trying to do it yourself; trying to hire all the people in the world with the right expertise to sit down with a customer and explain to them, "No, bet on us. We're future-proofed. And you can do all of these things with us. We're a platform," it is really hard. The easier way to do it is to work with an ecosystem of technology, or IP, ISVs, and SIs; and the ones that are trusted in the space, that are maybe already trusted by the customers that you want to serve, and work with them to have them understand how your platform can help. And then build what's essentially, if those are the ingredients, then you know, the recipe book is how all those ingredients come together to help essentially cook a meal, like serve a beautiful meal for the customer, right? And so that's why it's a cool job. You get to be the chef, kind of. That's a good analogy, I'm going to use that analogy -- 20 years, I just discovered a new analogy. But you know, if you think about it that way, as ecosystems, as, you know, sure, you can call it one broad ecosystem, but really, it's a bunch of small solution maps, or what I was just calling recipes. It's a group of technologies, partners, companies, expertise, that solve particular problems. And no one company can really solve anything complicated on their own, really. Like it is just hard to do that over, and over, and over, and over again. You know, if you want to be broad-based, it makes it ... If you want to be a broad solution, like a platform, it makes it really hard to also solve problems, complicated problems, by yourself, right? If you want to stay really narrow and be like a really verticalized application or SI- Brian Walsh: 06:12 You can go super deep. Ron Huddleston: 06:13 You can go super deep. You can solve things on your own. But if you want to be big and broad, it's just the permutations of options are almost impossible. That's why ecosystems are so important. They drive credibility, but they also are the only way to solve really hard, complicated problems if you're trying to solve a lot of them. Those are the two reasons that it's great for the partner, or the platform, but it's great for all these companies that are sort of looking. It's great for cutting-edge companies. Like in the cloud, it was a wonderful thing. People actually all start relational databases. Like there were a lot of companies that were building up relational database practices back in the day. And there were these little, small startups that were building relational databases, or were driving Java for, like J2EE or something. Brian Walsh: 07:05 Yep. Ron Huddleston: 07:05 And I know this is going to sound really old. Brian Walsh: 07:07 We, you and I sound ancient right now. But keep going. It's great. We're reminiscing. Ron Huddleston: 07:10 Yeah. But the point was these companies, these smaller companies that would never have -- it was going to be a long time until they were big enough to where people really get exposed to them. Having an ecosystem, being part of a partner's ecosystem, of a vendor, a big platform's ecosystem, helped the companies that were the best, the most innovative, had the best technologies, sort of punch above their weight class, and could help change the market really quickly. So it's this symbiotic relationship between these platform players that need partners for the two, you know, for lots of reasons, but the two reasons I highlighted; but it's also great for partners, for ISVs and SIs, because it helps the best rise to the top. It helps the best innovate. And you know, it also, if you are the type of SIs or ISVs that are specialized in a particular place or industry, it helps you get access to customers where you might not get access before. So it's a real symbiotic thing when it's working really well, and nothing stands in the way, and there's no friction. And it's really just about sort of, you know, matchmaking. Like, you know, you're a cook. All your ingredients are great. You cook the best stuff. Everything, your oven works. Your waiters are awesome. I guess waiters would be sales in this analogy, right? Brian Walsh: 08:31 Yeah. Ron Huddleston: 08:32 Yeah. The waiters understand stuff. Brian Walsh: 08:35 Sales ops are your line chefs, right? Ron Huddleston: 08:37 Right, there you go. I'll work this analogy out at some point. I think it has legs. I'm thinking about it. Brian Walsh: 08:44 There's always an interesting thing, like if I compare where Microsoft has embraced their ecosystem, and I look at where Salesforce has, around capital efficiency, right? Because in the Salesforce world, there was almost no investment, outside of VC investment, almost no investment of, "Hey, let's invest in you to bring this product to market." Whereas we've seen, even on the Oracle and Microsoft side, lots of investment into ISVs to help them get started with an ecosystem. Ron Huddleston: 09:09 Yeah. I think Salesforce would argue, particularly back in the day when they were building it up, when we were building it up, where we didn't really have as much market presence. There are two things that companies can do to invest in you. They can certainly invest time or technology, but they can also -- I'm sorry, they can certainly invest money or technology, but they can also invest time and access. And at Salesforce, the way I pulled the AppExchange together was, you know, there were limitations around technology, and dollars, and investment dollars, which eventually got solved in one way, or shape, or form. But there was really very little limitation to time and access that could be provided. And so the big strength that Salesforce had at the time was, they were leading in the cloud. So they had, they were innovators, had access and had a sales organization. So a lot of the beginnings of that ecosystem were built around people receiving essentially go-to-market support, help, and guidance from Salesforce, in return for their technical investment in building something with Salesforce. And that was the trade-off that they made. Microsoft is a different beast, and they grew up through partners, and they always had partners. But they'd gotten to such a point where they were so dominant in the marketplace that they'd essentially become demand fulfillment. The partner channel was super optimized for really educated customers to come in and want to buy something. And they would go to very specific partners that would then fulfill that. And it was very educated demand fulfillment to a very educated market, which is entirely different than what we were setting up the One Commercial Partner team to do, which was to create demand. So, instead of having 1,000 points of connection with super-specialized partners, have partners that could show up in front of customers and say, "What problem do you have? What question do you have for my answers?" And then they could represent the full cadre of everything that Microsoft could do. You know, it's a huge technology portfolio. So they were just really limited historically because partners had to sort of pick their lane and stick with it. And so one of the things that's a great thing we did there, was break that down and only create very few lanes. So partners were expected to really lead the way and create demand. But in order to do that, we also had to change the finances. We had to change economics. We had to create a lot of incentives for the direct sales organization to work with them, which is a big part of it, too, because selling stuff, versus taking orders, is expensive. And so we had to make sure the partners could make money doing it. And so in that particular case, you know, the trade-off was, being able to represent Microsoft across the board is a tough thing to do, but if they'd invest their time, and energy, and attention, in learning how to sell and create demand, we made the economics work so that they could get a payback, which is a little different. It's almost the opposite of what Salesforce was doing. And so they're just very different situations. Brian Walsh: 12:29 Got it. Ron Huddleston: 12:30 But like I said, you know, you do this long enough, you've seen almost everything. Brian Walsh: 12:35 Well, let's actually study one more difference within that, which is you had a pure, cloud-based model. And then within Microsoft, you actually had this hybrid. You had cloud, right, like this emerging cloud ecosystem with Office 365 and Dynamics. You also had this gigantic on-prem, you know, basis of licenses. Is there a huge difference between those two types of ecosystems? Or are they basically the same? Ron Huddleston: 12:59 No. There really isn't. I mean, the economic models are different. But enough folks, I would say 8 years ago, 10 years ago -- God, 10 years ago, 15? I don't know ... Like 2008, 10 years ago, 2007, 2006, '07, '08, that's when the financial model differences, forget the technical differences, the relationship differences, the functional selling -- Brian Walsh: 13:24 Customer success, all that stuff. Ron Huddleston: 13:25 All that stuff, the actual financial models of how people expected to generate revenue and make a living, being a technology company or a consulting company, they were so different between cloud and on-prem that moving financial models was the primary thing holding people back from taking the step to the cloud. People liked the technology, but they couldn't take the jump. Like a lot of companies failed because they tried to put a foot in both camps, and you just couldn't. There's one financial model, on-prem, it's very short-term focused; one financial model, cloud, is very longterm focused. And if you're trying to serve both masters, you'll make bad, suboptimal decisions. And so I had a bunch of rules about the cloud. One of them was, you have to pick one or the other. You have to like, divest to one or the other. I think those days have changed, where even if people are doing a lot of on-prem stuff, like there's even the Microsoft SIs, or resellers, they've worked it out in such a way, through financing, through managed services, through something that they're emulating software as a service, financially. And so the technological flip is just a matter of time and opportunity. It wasn't a matter of this big burden, I'm sorry, barrier, an obstacle which is changing their whole financial model, which is really hard. I mean, I literally had sought out, the same way you guys were product development outsourcers, I'd sought out financial development outsourcers, as well, that helped to finance companies through the gap, like the two or three-year revenue gap when they make the transition, because the financial model transition was a lot harder than the technical transition, back in the day. Now, I don't think it's as hard. At Microsoft, it's, you know, some of the companies are so big, I think that the inertia is probably harder than the finances, you know? Just the daily grind, inertia of things makes things tough. Brian Walsh: 15:17 And I think some of your work in there really paid off; the Lighter Capital helping with MapAnything. Ron Huddleston: 15:22 Oh, yeah, I bet they made a crushing at that. Yeah. Brian Walsh: 15:26 Yeah. And now, I think Series D, and they're gigantic. Ron Huddleston: 15:29 Is Lighter Capital doing pretty well? I haven't talked to those guys in a while. Brian Walsh: 15:32 I think they're doing great. Ron Huddleston: 15:34 It's a great business model, I mean. Brian Walsh: 15:35 It is. Ron Huddleston: 15:35 Yeah. Brian Walsh: 15:36 It's interesting. They were so far ahead on that non-equity based funding for it. And now, I see Indie.vc. I see a lot of players coming in. Ron Huddleston: 15:44 Yeah. No, it's a good way to do it. Here at Twilio, there's so much. The funny thing is, it really feels a lot like the initial cloud, call it, revolution in 2007-08. Brian Walsh: 15:57 Yep. Ron Huddleston: 15:58 It's just in communications. And there's a lot of folks that are in the exact same spot; not that they're in financial, a big financial difference, model-wise. But telecommunications is like a different financial model, in a weird way. It's very like, usage oriented. It's got spikes. It's got a lot of weird things they're not used to, particularly if people are selling cloud seat kind of stuff. It's just a different sort of world for them. And a lot of folks don't have specialization in a lot of these things. And so, you know, building things like PDOs and financial development outsourcers are things that we're going to have to do here at Twilio as well, because there's thousands and thousands of ISVs and SIs that, whether they know it or not, are going to be using Twilio in the next couple years, because it just fits. Everybody who's moved to the cloud, there's probably an opportunity -- and touched a customer in some way, shape, or form -- there's an opportunity for them to work with Twilio. And you know, we've just got to make it easier. That was one of the things that, you were around at Salesforce when we did that, too. We just made it easier for people. Brian Walsh: 17:04 Totally. Well, let's jump into Twilio while we're here. You're assembling an amazing team. Ron Huddleston: 17:10 Yeah. They're good people. Brian Walsh: 17:11 It seems like you're applying all of your lessons from the past, you know, experiences building an ecosystem. How much do you have to continue to discover and invent? How much of this is just pulling out your playbook and running with it? Ron Huddleston: 17:24 You know, a lot of it is playbook stuff. I will say, the difference between communications technology, like it carries a lot of legacy with it. Like there is, you know, a whole lot of underlying technology that, if you're unfamiliar with it, which I am, you know, like the seven layers. That's just, there's a bunch of crazy stuff. Brian Walsh: 17:45 Yep. Ron Huddleston: 17:45 If you're unfamiliar with it, there's a lot going on there that has significant material impacts on business models that could work or couldn't work. So you bring the same playbook, and then you have this set of realities, constraints, and the technology as it exists, that then make things viable or not viable. And it is, you know, it's fundamentally a bit of a different thing, because it's a very API-forward company, which leads people down a lot of weird roads. Like what is an SI? What is an ISV? Which, by the way, we can get philosophical on this. Brian Walsh: 18:23 How do you differentiate? Ron Huddleston: 18:26 Like at Salesforce, people would just like get their heads wrapped around an axle, because you know, back in the day, when we were creating the partner program, I always tried to explain reselling, and OEMing, and trying to get like, I think, Veeva kept it on their first contract to sell Salesforce underneath their technology set. People were like, you know, "The technology is staying here. These are ours, it's in our -- this isn't the Salesforce," what do they call those things? I'm sorry. Do you remember those, at Salesforce, they have a name for the PODs that- Brian Walsh: 18:59 The ORGs? Ron Huddleston: 19:01 Not the ORGs, but whatever. It's Salesforce property. We're running it in our own data centers. Brian Walsh: 19:07 Right, in a POD. Ron Huddleston: 19:07 So how are you reselling anything? I'm like, "Well, it's, you know," even, and then licensing, which is just a human, you know, construct. It's not real. Like all these things, applying them to the cloud, it's semi-nonsensical, but it is a way to put these constructs together, and rules together, that help enable ecosystems to exist and thrive. There's something that they can sell, that they can put margin on, that they can build a business on. There's something that they can learn about, and then configure, and then leave with the customer. If you don't have the concepts of ownership, and passing ownership, and control, which don't make a lot of sense when you think about like a multi-tenant cloud, but if you don't have those things, you can't build businesses. And so, you know, a lot of it is building the faith that these human constructs exist, and that you can sell them, which for API companies, is a new thing. Like, I don't think AWS even does that yet. Brian Walsh: 19:59 No. But- Ron Huddleston: 20:00 It's weird, I know that I'm like waxing philosophical, but it is a- Brian Walsh: 20:03 But I mean, it all comes down to trust, right? Ron Huddleston: 20:06 Yeah. Brian Walsh: 20:07 You have to build trust with this partner that you will create these things, that you gave them your word, that they can actually invest millions of dollars to go forward with it. Ron Huddleston: 20:16 Yeah. Trust and credibility, in this space, is kind of what it's all about. And it's a thing about companies, too, is you know, they can, over time, their perspective on the importance of ecosystems and what the value is can change. But if you're leading up those ecosystem efforts, like you've got to try hard as hell to live up to the commitments, and consistencies, and visions that you put out there -- to the point where you're willing to sort of, you know, throw yourself in front of a train to make sure that like, you know, people don't change the philosophies you put in place, because people are betting their lives, their businesses, on what you're laying out as the vision and value of the partner program you're putting out there. And you're making these commitments, and anything that drives inconsistency, anything that's not committed, anything that violates trust in those things is a huge, huge problem. Like you know, you can spend years building up the trust that's required to build an ecosystem. And in one day, you can blow it. So that's, by far, the most important thing that you need people to understand who are setting up partner programs, or building teams, or you know, maybe looking to hire someone to build up their organization. Make sure that she or he, you know, the first thing out of their mouth needs to be like trust and consistency because without that, none of the rest of this really matters. Brian Walsh: 21:48 Yeah. And it's also, I think, the confidence that these larger organizations are actually going to stay in it, right? Ron Huddleston: 21:54 Yeah. Brian Walsh: 21:55 You know? This is not going to be a one-year test, then we're going away, because we're asking the likes of major companies to actually invest their future in this opportunity. Ron Huddleston: 22:04 Yeah. And you know, a lot of them don't take the jump and wait a year, wait two years, to see. I mean, the cloud took forever. It took four or five years for the bigger companies to jump. Brian Walsh: 22:15 Yep. Ron Huddleston: 22:15 But now, things are happening a lot faster. But there'll still be some companies that'll wait a year or two to jump. But you'll recall this, the ones that made it first in the cloud, the ones that were really successful were all the first ones, the people who moved fast. The consulting companies that moved fast, the ISVs that moved fast, the companies that jumped in there and took the risks were the ones that succeeded in the end. The ones that played on the sidelines, unless they were super dominant, they were playing catch-up, and still are. Brian Walsh: 22:44 And you watch the outcomes and success of those. ServiceMax, I mean, that was coming about when Service Cloud wasn't even fully baked, and almost a billion dollar exit. Veeva went public. DocuSign just went public. Ron Huddleston: 22:56 Yeah. Those were all the early ones, yeah. Brian Walsh: 22:58 Yep. They all came in. All right. So there is a PayPal Mafia: Peter Thiel, Elon Musk, Reid Hoffman. Ron Huddleston: 23:06 I don't know any of them very well. Brian Walsh: 23:08 Yeah, I know, but that's your social circle, I'm sure. You go surfing with them. I propose that there's actually an AppExchange Mafia as well now. We have you out there, Avanish at ServiceNow, Leyla took back over of the AppExchange, Todd Surdey is now at FinancialForce, Sean Hogan at Nintex, Brian Snyder at GE. That original crew, those people who were there on those early, Wild West days, are out there in the SaaS ecosystems. Ron Huddleston: 23:36 Yeah. Ross Eberhart's over here. Mike Rosenbaum's running product over there. Like, yeah, and a lot of trust amongst all those people. And we will, I'd love to work with any of those people. Avanish and I are always trying to figure out how we can do stuff. That's just a great group of people that, I think a lot of them learned a ton through that phase. There's even some folks that were from Oracle that are still in the Mafia, if you're going to call it that. Like, because Molly Bellero Fischer is still doing it. Ross is still doing it. Anders is still doing it. Ryan Begin's still doing it. Annie Heppberger, I think, runs partners now for Oracle. Brian Walsh: 24:23 Brent Floyd. Ron Huddleston: 24:24 Yeah. There's a lot going on; Kevin Walsh is still doing it. He's an Oracle person. Yeah. There are- Brian Walsh: 24:30 Joanne Pantuso is still doing it. Ron Huddleston: 24:32 That's right. Once you get a taste of working in ecosystems and partners, you don't really want to do other stuff, just because it's so fulfilling to help companies do something new, and grow, and to be part of their story. It's really fun. Like I said in the very beginning, in the opening when we were talking, if you could, you know, I had a lot of, I probably had 15 different jobs at Oracle. And this was by far the most fun. And I was a young man back then. And I had decided like, this is the thing I wanted to do. If I was going to work for somebody else, this is it, because there's no beating it. Like there's nothing, there's really not beating it once you get it going. That's why Twilio is so exciting, by the way. It's like the new Wild West. Brian Walsh: 25:13 Yep. Ron Huddleston: 25:13 It just reminds me of like the cloud. And a lot of those people are the same people, the Mafia you just mentioned, there's a lot of those same people that all recognize the same thing I do. Which means like, you're not running around saying, "Oh, trust me. This happened before." There's a bunch of people here that have lived it and are like, "Oh, my God. This is so interesting. It's exactly the same. And let's-" Brian Walsh: 25:34 We get to do it right the first time, this time. Ron Huddleston: 25:35 Yeah, yeah. Here's the thing -- we did it right before. I think I'd argue the Microsoft One Commercial Partner is set up the right way. We'll do it right here, it's just things are happening much faster. Instead of taking three or four years, it's happening in like 12 months. Brian Walsh: 25:52 Wow. Ron Huddleston: 25:53 It may be faster. It's crazy. Brian Walsh: 25:55 Well, and strategically, like technology-wise, adding in the whole serverless infrastructure, so you can host code now. You've got Flex, so you can start building out sort of UIs and the whole thing. Ron Huddleston: 26:05 Yeah, it has a face. Yep, that's a real thing. You'd be surprised how much having a face matters to LOB leaders, versus developers. Brian Walsh: 26:12 And I bet it also adds to some of the defensibility of it, right? Like, there's less attrition as you start adding even more and more layers, people can get deeper into your system, rather than just an API. Ron Huddleston: 26:23 Yeah. The thing about Flex, the most interesting part about Flex is the underlying technology. I don't want to give percentages, but I'd say a vast majority of the underlying technology has been around, you know, started 10 years ago, and it's been enhanced ever since. The moment that Flex came out, where it was a way to put a face, a UI, on what was possible in Twilio, the interest was a thousandfold, because it opened up people's minds to what Twilio was. Versus an API, which is a very difficult thing for non-developers to understand. You put a UI on it and explain what it is, you've just cracked open a huge market that should have been already there. It's just, people didn't understand what this, what Twilio could possibly do. And Flex wrapped that up nicely. Now the challenge is, when a platform, an API platform, which is a beautiful offering for SIs and ISVs, because it's like the cookbook that you need to do anything, which is just perfect for a partnering system. Brian Walsh: 27:21 And it's so damn easy to use at Twilio. Ron Huddleston: 27:23 Yeah. When you build an app, though, you, no matter what, unless you're picking exactly the right space, are probably going to bounce up into some elbows of people that have already built on your platform. And so, same problem at Salesforce, same problem at Microsoft, when you start expanding what you do and putting, you know, faces on things, and making new applications, like you mentioned Service Cloud and ServiceMax, that is a, you've got to tread very slowly, and know what you're doing, and make very considered decisions, because the chance that you are violating a commitment that you made to your ecosystem is probably very high. Now Twilio had never had a partner program, and really made a ton of commitments in that direction. But understanding the effects of things like this, and what's important, and what's not, is critical to our business going forward. And George and Jeff totally get it and understand. And so the idea of having governance, like a buy-build partner governance, and the impact that doing any of those actions, besides partner, if you buy or build, taking all that into consideration is one of the reasons why I feel really good about being here. Because they're super dead serious about it. And what they're focused on is, if they do buy or build, they're doing it underneath, like on the platform layer. Like even Flex, sure, it's a face. It's a UI. But if you really look at it, it's like an SDK for a UI. You know what I mean? It's not really a -- you could technically use it out of the box, but no one will. Brian Walsh: 29:02 Right. It's just the starting point. "Here, let me help you imagine this." Ron Huddleston: 29:06 Right, yeah. Brian Walsh: 29:08 That's fantastic. Well Ron, thank you very much for joining us. What's the best way, if somebody either wants to find a great job in an ecosystem, or they're looking to partner with Twilio, for them to get ahold of you and your team? Ron Huddleston: 29:20 If people want to do either of those things, the best way to get partnering going is to go online, and go to "become a partner," and go to the community. And then you'll get routed to like the person that you'll, you know, one of the 50-odd people that you'd be dealing with in to learn and become a partner. And there's people that are there just to quickly follow up and make sure you know how to do it and what's important. But if you're interested in getting a job, you can email me at rhuddleston@twilio.com, because we're hiring. We're going to hire another, you know -- lots. We're in super hiring phase right now. Brian Walsh: 29:59 Fantastic. Well, Ron, thank you very much for taking the time today, and glad we got this scheduled, and finally do it. Ron Huddleston: 30:04 Yeah, no. I'm very, very impressed by your fancy equipment and the level of professionalism in putting this podcast together. Brian Walsh: 30:11 Hey, look, I've grown up just as much as you have, okay? Ron Huddleston: 30:15 Yes, clearly you have. Brian Walsh: 30:18 All right, Ron. Thank you so much, everybody. Ron Huddleston: 30:20 All right. I'll see you around the water cooler. Bye. Outro: 30:22 Thanks for listening to this episode of the AppChat. Don't miss an episode. Visit AppChatPodcast.com, or subscribe on iTunes. Until next time, don't make success an accident.

MLB Pipeline
8/29/18: Dean Kremer talks trade and Team Israel, Luis Urias makes his debut

MLB Pipeline

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2018 35:01


MLB Pipeline’s Jonathan Mayo and MLB.com’s Tim McMaster are joined by Orioles’ prospect Dean Kremer to talk about his breakout 2018 season, being part of the Manny Machado trade and representing Israel in the World Baseball Classic (:35). Then Pipeline’s Mike Rosenbaum stops by to share what Padres fans should expect to see from Luis Urias, the No.22 prospect in the Pipeline Top 100 (17:00). Finally, Tim and Jonathan look back on the prep summer showcase circuit, focusing on some of the best high school talent in the Draft Class of 2019 (26:53).

MLB Pipeline
4/5/18: Recapping The Inaugural Pipeline Fantasy Prospect Draft

MLB Pipeline

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2018 47:09


MLB Pipeline's Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo, along with MLB.com's Tim McMaster, discuss the results of their first ever Pipeline Fantasy Prospect Draft. The rules of the draft were simple: those participating could only choose players from the MLB Pipeline top 100 list, as well as players from the Pipeline’s top 10 position lists. They’re also joined on the podcast by Jordan Shusterman of Cespedes Family BBQ (8:13), editorial producer Jason Ratliff (18:10) and Pipeline’s Mike Rosenbaum (38:56) to discuss their picks and to talk a little trash on what should be an entertaining inaugural fantasy prospect season.

MLB Pipeline
4/5/18: Recapping the Inaugural Pipeline Fantasy Prospect Draft

MLB Pipeline

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2018 47:09


MLB Pipeline's Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo, along with MLB.com's Tim McMaster, discuss the results of their first ever Pipeline fantasy draft. The rules of the draft were simple: those participating could only choose players from the MLB Pipeline Top 100 list or Top 10 position lists. They're also joined on the podcast by Jordan Shusterman of Cespedes Family BBQ (8:13), Pipeline's Jason Ratliff (18:10) and Mike Rosenbaum (38:56) to discuss their picks and talk a little trash on what should be an entertaining inaugural fantasy season.

Padres EVT Podcast
EVT Episode 87: The Best Farm System in Baseball

Padres EVT Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 5, 2018 59:23


In episode 87 of the EVT podcast, James and Patrick welcome Mike Rosenbaum of MLB Pipeline to the podcast to discuss the recently updated MLB Pipeline top-30 Padre prospect list as well as the Padres place as the best farm system in all of baseball.  Website: East Village Times Itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-east-village-times-podcast/id1076030396?mt=2 James: https://twitter.com/EVT_News and https://twitter.com/EVT_JClark Patrick: https://twitter.com/patrickbrewer93 Podcast: https://twitter.com/EVTPodcast  Intro Song by Riquested Artwork by Derek Cluff --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/eastvillage-times/support

Padres EVT Podcast
EVT Episode 87: The Best Farm System in Baseball

Padres EVT Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 5, 2018 59:23


In episode 87 of the EVT podcast, James and Patrick welcome Mike Rosenbaum of MLB Pipeline to the podcast to discuss the recently updated MLB Pipeline top-30 Padre prospect list as well as the Padres place as the best farm system in all of baseball.  Website: East Village Times Itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-east-village-times-podcast/id1076030396?mt=2 James: https://twitter.com/EVT_News and https://twitter.com/EVT_JClark Patrick: https://twitter.com/patrickbrewer93 Podcast: https://twitter.com/EVTPodcast  Intro Song by Riquested Artwork by Derek Cluff --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/eastvillage-times/support

Replacement Level Podcast
Episode 85: Mike Rosenbaum

Replacement Level Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 6, 2018 31:30


This episode of the Replacement Level Podcast features Mike Rosenbaum. Mike is a prospect writer for MLB.com He joined me to discuss MLB’s top 100 prospect list. He gave detailed scouting... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

MLB Pipeline
2/1/18: 2018 Top 100 Prospect List

MLB Pipeline

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2018 36:16


MLB Pipeline's Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Mike Rosenbaum, along with MLB.com's Tim McMaster, discuss former No. 1 overall draft pick Mark Appel's decision to leave the game, and they explain how they assembled the latest Top 100 prospects list (6:05). They also break down the top 10 players on the list and the top farm systems (11:35), examine the biggest risers and fallers from the rankings (23:00) and talk about the most surprising prospects from the Top 100 (30:30).

MLB Pipeline
2/1/18: 2018 Top 100 Prospect List

MLB Pipeline

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2018 36:16


MLB Pipeline's Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Mike Rosenbaum, along with MLB.com's Tim McMaster, discuss former No. 1 overall draft pick Mark Appel's decision to leave the game, and they explain how they assembled the latest Top 100 prospects list (6:05). They also break down the top 10 players on the list and the top farm systems (11:35), examine the biggest risers and fallers from the rankings (23:00) and talk about the most surprising prospects from the Top 100 (30:30).

MLB Pipeline
10/26/17: The Arizona Fall League in Full Swing

MLB Pipeline

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2017 27:15


With the 2017 Arizona Fall League in full swing, some of the games brightest and top prospects have been getting in their extra work. MLBPipeline.com's Jonathan Mayo and Mike Rosenbaum discuss what they've seen from the Arizona Fall League so far and what stands out the most to them, along with discussing possible high school draft picks for the 2018 Draft. They also spend some time talking with Jake Gatewood of the Milwaukee Brewers' farm system about his time in the Fall League, his 2017 Minor League campaign and more.

MLB Pipeline
9/1/17: Arizona Fall League Rosters

MLB Pipeline

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2017 29:41


On this edition of the podcast, MLBPipeline.com's Jonathan Mayo interviews Pirates top pitching prospect Mitch Keller to find out what he hopes to improve on during his stint in the Arizona Fall League and the pressure of pitching in the playoffs. Mayo is later joined by MLBPipeline.com's Mike Rosenbaum to preview the players they are most excited to see in the upcoming Arizona Fall League.

The Small Business Big Marketing Podcast with Timbo Reid
347 - How to benefit from the sharing economy with Spacer's Mike Rosenbaum

The Small Business Big Marketing Podcast with Timbo Reid

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2017 48:29


Mike Rosenbaum is a serial entrepreneur, who previously co-founded Deals Direct. As the co-founder of spacer.com.au, the AirBnB of space, Mike now focuses his passion on the booming sharing economy, specifically helping people utilise their unutilised assets like storage and driveways. What is the sharing economy? The Sharing Economy is a socio-economic ecosystem built around the sharing of human, physical and intellectual resources. It includes the shared creation, production, distribution, trade and consumption of goods and services by different people and organisations. Mike is also a major investor in some of the top sharing economy platforms globally. So listen in as Mike: Talks about his nerd pilgrimage to Silicon Valley Explains the share economy and why it's so important to business owners going forward And how he's launched and marketed Spacer I also share another low cost marketing idea in What Have You Got To Lose?  Today's idea will show you how to get maximum exposure for your top blog and social posts. And we go back into The Small Business Big Marketing vault, revisiting a past episode in which we caught up with the girls from Frank Body Scrub - a beautifully simple business that went from naught to plenty very, very quickly! Yep, another big episode of your favourite marketing podcast. Let's go!  EPISODE TIMELINE 00:00  Two marketing insights 01:05  Teaser 01:44  Welcome & overview 03:32  How to breathe life back in to your blog 06:58  Insights into Workplace Assured 08:26  Today's guest introduction - Mike Rosenbaum 09:25  Interview with Mike Rosenbaum 42:35  Insights into Key Person of Influence 43:49  My Top 3 Attention Grabbers from my chat with Mike Rosenbaum 45:45 Wrap-up and an insight in to both a past guest & next week's guest  MY TOP 3 MARKETING ATTENTION GRABBERS   In the early days of your business, do things that don't scale. I love how Mike got out and did some local area marketing. In fact, I'd argue that no matter what the age of your business, every now and then it's OK to do things that don't scale. Rotation marketing - Too many business owners get stuck doing the same old marketing and wonder why it's not working. I love Mike's idea of rotation marketing that enables him to constantly trial new marketing ideas. Create value - in fact, create extreme value. How can you enhance your offer to customers so that they simply can't say “NO!”? I try to do this with The Small Business Big Marketing Club, where for one low monthly fee of $67, you get me answering your marketing questions, access to training videos, webinars, and interviews I don't post on iTunes.  RESOURCES & LINKS MENTIONED Mike's new business - Spacer Other businesses making best use of thee sharing economy: UberAirbnb How to breathe life back in to your blog Interview with Frank Body Scrub founders EPISODE SPONSORS Workplace Assured – Worry less about your employer obligations Check out their FREE advice line for employers Key Person of Influence – Become highly valued & highly paid Grab a FREE hard or audio copy of their Amazon best-seller  OVER TO YOU … What was your biggest marketing learning or ah-ha moment from this episode? Leave your comment below. My guest and I respond to each and every comment. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

FantasyPros - Fantasy Baseball Podcast
Ep. 31: MLB Prospect Watch in 2017

FantasyPros - Fantasy Baseball Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2017 46:53


Who doesn't love to talk about fantasy baseball prospects? In this episode, Bobby Sylvester is joined by Mike Rosenbaum of MLB Pipeline to discuss all up and comers for the season. Starting with a few impact bats, they're looking at the fantasy value of Andrew Benintendi (2:03), Dansby Swanson (3:06), Yoan Moncada (6:13), Yulieski Gurriel (7:07), Aaron Judge (10:40), Manuel Margot (11:58), Ozzie Albies (12:18) and a couple power hitters in Dan Vogelbach (13:35) and Peter O'Brien (15:03). There are plenty more names including the likes of Franklin Barreto (15:31) and Austin Meadows (17:00) before switching over to the pitching prospects. It wouldn't be a discussion if the future aces weren't talked about - Alex Reyes (25:00), Tyler Glasnow (26:52), Jose De Leon (28:49) and Lucas Giolito (30:02). Like the hitters, there are no shortage of pitchers that are covered with Brent Honeywell leading the conversation (35:14), followed by Robert Stephenson (36:18), and Josh Hader (37:51). Be sure to listen all the way through as Bobby and Mike discuss a few names that are a ways off, but could develop into top 5 prospects down the line.

The Modern Customer Podcast
Customer Collaboration With Salesforce's Mike Rosenbaum

The Modern Customer Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2017 20:06


Collaboration and feedback are two hallmarks of great customer experience, and both are on display at Salesforce. The company's IdeaExchange is a place for thousands of customers and end users gather to share their feedback and suggestions about the popular software, and it has been wildly successful as it celebrates its 10th anniversary this year.             As IdeaExchange has grown over the years, it has become a very strategic part of how Salesforce runs product management, according to Mike Rosenbaum, EVP of CRM. There are more than 66,000 ideas on the exchange and millions of votes from people expressing their support of certain suggestions. Spirited users even start campaigns to build enthusiasm for their ideas. The suggestions cover everything from design to efficiency and are taken into consideration by the Salesforce team. Mike estimates that one-third of a product management team's thinking is influence by IdeaExchange. One of the most unique features of the exchange is that it isn't simply a one-sided suggestion box—it allows customers and employees the chance to start a dialogue and work through issues together. Employees are encouraged to check the site daily for updates and to respond to suggestions. Each suggestion has an associated feed, which allows users to collaborate. Often times, the results from IdeaExchange come more from the collaboration and brainstorming than they do from the initial idea.             Aside from helping the company hone its product, IdeaExchange also greatly helps the customer experience. It gives customers a chance to voice their opinions and really feel like they are being listened to. Salesforce prides itself on having the strongest community of professionals in enterprise software, and it empowers customers to help the company come up with advances and solutions to programs. Salesforce has spent years developing a community of trailblazers—the people who are known in their individual organizations as Salesforce experts. These trailblazers are a huge asset to the company with their advanced knowledge and feedback. As they interact with product management teams, they can feel better about investing so much of their career into the software.             IdeaExchange has led to a number of major upgrades for the program. One that was seemingly simple was the suggestion to offer more than three columns in the dashboard display, which quickly became one of the most discussed suggestions. When the upgrade to unlimited columns was announced, Salesforce customers cheered knowing they impacted the change. That change would never have happened without IdeaExchange.             IdeaExchange benefits both customers and the company by connecting them and building a strong, two-way relationship where customers feel valued. By engaging customers and leaders, Salesforce hopes to be an example to other companies looking to increase customer engagement.