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Screaming in the Cloud
Holiday Replay Edition - Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery Made Easy with Rob Zuber

Screaming in the Cloud

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About RobRob Zuber is a 20-year veteran of software startups; a four-time founder, three-time CTO. Since joining CircleCI, Rob has seen the company through its Series B, Series C, and Series D funding and delivered on product innovation at scale. Rob leads a team of 150+ engineers who are distributed around the globe.Prior to CircleCI, Rob was the CTO and Co-founder of Distiller, a continuous integration and deployment platform for mobile applications acquired by CircleCI in 2014. Before that, he cofounded Copious an online social marketplace. Rob was the CTO and Co-founder of Yoohoot, a technology company that enabled local businesses to connect with nearby consumers, which was acquired by Appconomy in 2011.Links: Twitter: @z00b LinkedIn URL: https://www.linkedin.com/in/robzuber/ Personal site: https://www.crunchbase.com/person/rob-zuber#section-overview Company site: www.circleci.com TranscriptAnnouncer: Hello, and welcome to Screaming in the Cloud with your host cloud economist, Corey Quinn. This weekly show features conversations with people doing interesting work in the world of cloud, thoughtful commentary on the state of the technical world and ridiculous titles for which Corey refuses to apologize. This is Screaming in the Cloud.Corey: If you asked me to rank which cloud provider has the best developer experience, I'd be hard-pressed to choose a platform that isn't Google Cloud. Their developer experience is unparalleled and, in the early stages of building something great, that translates directly into velocity. Try it yourself with the Google for Startups Cloud Program over at cloud.google.com/startup. It'll give you up to $100k a year for each of the first two years in Google Cloud credits for companies that range from bootstrapped all the way on up to Series A. Go build something, and then tell me about it. My thanks to Google Cloud for sponsoring this ridiculous podcast.Corey: This episode is brought to us by our friends at Pinecone. They believe that all anyone really wants is to be understood, and that includes your users. AI models combined with the Pinecone vector database let your applications understand and act on what your users want… without making them spell it out. Make your search application find results by meaning instead of just keywords, your personalization system make picks based on relevance instead of just tags, and your security applications match threats by resemblance instead of just regular expressions. Pinecone provides the cloud infrastructure that makes this easy, fast, and scalable. Thanks to my friends at Pinecone for sponsoring this episode. Visit Pinecone.io to understand more.Corey: Welcome to Screaming in the Cloud. I'm Corey Quinn. I'm joined this week by Rob Zuber, CTO of CircleCI. Rob, welcome to the show.Rob: Thanks. Thanks for having me. It's great to be here.Corey: It really is, isn't it? So you've been doing the CTO dance, for lack of a better term, at CircleCI for about five, six years now at this point?Rob: Yeah, that's right. I joined five and a half years ago. I actually came in through an acquisition. We were building a CI/CD platform for mobile, iOS specifically, and there were just a few of us. I came in an engineering role, but within, I think a year, had taken over the CTO role and have been doing that since.Corey: For those of us who've been living under a rock and recording podcasts, CI/CD or Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery has gone through a bit of, shall we say, evolution since the term first showed up. My first exposure to it many moons ago was back when Jenkins was still called Hudson, and it was the box that you ran that it would wait for some event to happen, whether it was the passing of time, a commit to a particular branch, someone clicked a button, and then it would run a series of scripts, which sort of lent itself to the idea of the hacker news anthem, "That doesn't look hard. I can build that in a weekend." Now, we've seen a bit of growth in that space of not just, I guess the systems you can run yourselves, but also a lot of the SaaS offerings around this. That's the, I guess, the morons journey from my perspective to path through CI/CD. That's almost certainly lacking nuance. What is it, I guess in the real world with adults talking about it?Rob: Yeah, so I think it's a good perspective, or it's a good description of the perspective that many people have. Many people enter into this feeling that way. I think, specifically when you talk about cloud providers in CircleCI, we do have an on-prem offering behind the firewall. No one really runs anything on-prem anymore. But we have an offering for that market, but the real leverage is for folks that can use our stuff, multi-tenant SaaS cloud offering. Because, ultimately it's true. Many people have start with something simple from a code based perspective, right? I'm starting out, I've got a small team. We have a pretty simple project, maybe a little monolith Ruby on rails, something like that. Actually, I think in the time of the start of CircleCI. Probably not too many people kick off the rails monolith these days because if you're not using Kubernetes and Docker, then you're probably not doing it right.Corey: So, the Kubernetes and Docker people tell us?Rob: Yeah, exactly. They will proudly tell you that. We'll come back around to that point if we want to, but so you have simple project and you have simple CI, right? You may just have a simple script that you're putting in a Jenkins box or something like that, but what ultimately ends up happening is it gets complicated, and as it gets complicated, it becomes a bigger and bigger distraction from the thing that you're really trying to do, right? You're trying to build a business to ... I don't know, to do ride hailing, to do scooter sharing, what's big these days. You might be trying to do any of the ...Corey: Oh, my project is Twitter for pets. We're revolutionizing the world of pet communication.Rob: Right. And do you want to spend your time working on pet communication or on CI/CD, right? CI/CD is a thing that we understand very well, we spend our time on it every day, we think about some of the depths of it, which we can go into in a second. One of the things that gets complicated, amongst others, is just scale. So you build a big team, you have multiple projects and you have that one box under your desk where you said, "Oh, it's not that hard to build CI/CD. Now, everybody's waiting for their stuff to run because someone else got in there before them and you're thinking, okay, well how do I buy ... maybe you're not buying more boxes, you're building out something in a cloud provider and then you're worrying about auto scaling because it starts to cost you too much to run those boxes, and how do you respond to the amount of load that you have on any given day?Because you're crunching for a deadline versus everybody's taken a week off. Then, you want to get your build done as quickly as possible. So you start figuring out how to paralyze the work and spread it across those machines. The list goes on and on. This is the reality that everyone runs into as they scale their work. We do that for you. While it seems simple and ... I said I came in through an acquisition, we were building CI/CD for iOS, and I was that person. I said, "This seems really simple. We should build it and put it in the market." It didn't take us very long to get that first version to build, and it had to be generic to support many different types of customers and their particular builds.It was a small start but we started to run into the same problems, and then of course as a business, we ran into the problem of getting access to customers and all those things and that's why we joined CircleCI and that became what is now our iOS offering. But there is a lot of value that you can get quickly, to your point, but then you start focusing time and energy on that. I often refer to it, others in the industry refer to these sorts of things as undifferentiated heavy lifting. Something that becomes big and complex over time and is not the core of your business. Then as you start to invest in it, as we invest in it, then we build capabilities that most people wouldn't bother to build when they write that first bash script off a trigger or whenever, around helping you get your project set up, handling the connection into hooks, handling authentication so that different users only have access to the code they should have access to, maybe isolating access to production secrets, for example, if you're doing deploy.The kinds of things that keep coming up over and over in CI/CD that people don't think about on that first pass but ended up hunting them down the road.Corey: What do you think that people tend to misunderstand the most about CI/CD as you take a look at that throughout the ecosystem? From my perspective, when it was a box that you ran, behind the firewall as you say, the problem was is that everyone talked about, "Oh yes, we use cattle, not pets, except the box that does the builds. Of course, that box has a bunch of hand-built stuff on it that's impossible to replicate. It has extraordinary permissions into production environments and can do horrifying things, and it was always the star of various security finding reports. There are a number of us who came up from an operation side viewing CI/CD as, in some ways, a liability, which I understand is a very biased and one sided perspective. But going beyond that, what are people missing? What are they not seeing about the CI/CD landscape?Rob: One thing that I think is really interesting there, well, one thing you call that was just resiliency, right? We think about that in the way that we operate that system. We have a world of cattle because we've managed to think about that as a true offering. So, as you scale and you start to think, "Oh, how do I make this resilient inside my operation?" That's going to become a challenge that you face. The other thing that I think about that I've noticed over the years is, I want to call it division of labor or division of responsibilities. Many of those single instance or even multi-instance self-managed CI/CD tools end up in a place where, past any size of team, honestly somebody needs to own it and manage it to make sure it's stable.The changes that you want to make as a developer are often tied to basically being managed by that administrator. To be a little clear, if I have a group responsible for running CI/CD and I want to start building a different type of code or a different project, and it requires a plugin or an extension to the CI/CD platform or CI/CD tool, then I need to probably file a ticket and wait for another department who is generally not super motivated to get my code out into production, to go make a change that they are going to evaluate and review and decide ... or maybe creates conflict with something somebody else is doing on that system. And then you say, "Oh well actually we can't have these co-installed so now we need two systems." It's that division of responsibilities. Whereas, having built a multi-tenant cloud offering, we could never have that. There is no world in which our customers say to us, "Hey, we want this plugin installed. Can you go do that for us?"Everything that is about how the development team thinks about their software and how they want their build to run, how they want their deploys to run, etc, needs to be in the hands of the developers, and everything that is about maintenance and operation and scale needs to be in our hands. It has created a very clear separation out of necessity, but one that even ... I mentioned that you can deploy CircleCI yourself and run it within a team, and in large organizations, that separation really helps them get leverage. Does that make sense?Corey: It really does. I think we're also seeing a change in perspective around resiliency and how this works. I once worked at a company I will not name where they were. It was either CircleCI or TeamCity. This was years and years ago where I don't recall exactly what they were using, but it doesn't matter because at one point the service took an outage, and in typical knee jerk reaction, well, that can never happen again. So they wound up doing all of the CI/CD work for some godforsaken reason on a Raspberry PI that some developer brought in and left in the corner of the office. Surprise, it took an awfully long time for tests to run on basically an underpowered toy project. The answer there was to just use less tests because you generally don't need to run nearly as many.I just stared at people for the longest time when it came to that. I think that one of the problems that we still see, I know when I write code myself, I'm as guilty of this as anyone, I am a terrible developer and don't believe in tests. So, the CI/CD pipeline that I tend to look at is more or less a glorified script runner. Whenever I make a commit to this branch, go ahead and run the following three lines script that does a serverless deployment and puts it where it needs to go, and then I'll test it manually, or it's a pre-production environment so it's not that big of a deal. That can work for some use cases, but it's also a great thing that no one actually depends on the stuff that I write for day-to-day business operations or anything critical. At what point does it stop being a script runner?Rob: Well, to the point of the scale, I think there's a couple of things that you brought up in there that are interesting to me. One is the culture of testing. It feels like one of these areas of software development, because I was around in a time when no one really understood what it was to do automated testing. I won't even go into TDD, but just, in general, why would I do that? We have this QA team, it's cost effective to give it to a bunch of people. I'm thinking backwards or thinking back on that, it all seems a little bit well, wrong. But getting to the point where you've worked effectively with tests takes a little bit of effort. But once you have that, once you've sat and worked on something and had the feedback loop of, oh, this thing's not working. Oh, I'll just change this, now it's working.Really having that locally, as a developer, is super rewarding, in my mind and enabling I guess I would say as well. Then you get to this place where you're excited about building tests, especially as you're working in a team, and then culturally you end up in a place where, I put up a PR and someone else looks at it and says, "I see you're making an assumption or I believe you're making an assumption here, but I don't see any way that that's being validated. So please add testing to ensure that is actually true." Both because I want to make sure it's true now, but when we both forget that you ever wrote this and someone else makes a change, your assumptions hold or someone can understand that you were making those assumptions and they can make appropriate changes to deal with it.I think as you work in a team that's growing and scaling and beyond your pet project, once you've witnessed the value of that, you don't want to go back. So, people do end up writing more and more tests and that's what drives the scale at least on the testing and CI side in a way that you need to then manage that. Going the opposite direction of what you're describing, which is, hey, let's just write fewer tests and use cheaper machines, people are recognizing the value and saying, "Okay, we want that value, but we don't want to bottleneck everyone with an hour long build to run all these. So how do we get a system that's going to scale and support that?"Corey: That's what's fascinating, is watching that start to percolate beyond the traditional web applications with particular blessed languages and into other things. For example, in my copious spare time, I'm the community lead for the open guide to AWS, which is a GitHub project that has 25,000 stars or so, so you know it's good, where it's just a giant markdown document that lists the 10,000 tips and tricks that we all wish we'd known when we'd gotten started with AWS, and in a format that's easily consumable. The CI/CD approach we have right now, which I believe is done through Travis, is it just winds up running a giant link checker in parallel across the thousands of links that are ... sorry, I wanted to say 1,200 links, that are included within that document.There's really not a lot else we can do in that type of environment. I mean, a spellchecker with all of the terms of art involved would more or less a seg fault itself to death as soon as it took a look, but other than making sure we don't have dead links, and it feels like there's not a lot of automation or testing opportunity in something like that. Is that accurate? Am I completely wrong and missing something?Rob: I've never built that particular site so it ... I mean, it sounds reasonable. I think that going the other way, we often think about, before we kick off a large complex set of testing for a more complex application, maybe then a markdown document, a lot of people now will use things similar to what you're using, like maybe part of my application is a bunch of links to outside docs or outside sites that I'm referencing or if I run into a problem, I link you to our help site or something and making sure all that stuff is validated. Doing linting on the structure and format of code itself. One of the things that comes up as you scale out of the individual script runner is doing that work in parallel. I can say, you know what? Do the linting over here, do the link checking over here. Only use very small boxes for those.We don't happen to have Raspberry Pi's in our infrastructure, but we can give you a much smaller resource, which costs you less if you're not going to be pushing the limits of that. But then, if you have big integration tests or something which need more space than we can provide that as well, both in a single channel or pathway to give you the room to move faster and then to break that out and break up your work. At an extreme example, and of course, anyone who's done parallelization knows there's costs to splitting up work in like the management overhead. But if you have 1200 links, like you could check them all at the same time. I doubt that would be a good use of our platform, but you could check 600 in one and 600 in another, or 300s at a time or whatever, in find the optimal path if you really cared about getting that done more quickly.Corey: Right. Usually, it's not that big of a concern and usually it winds up throwing errors on existing bad links, not something that has been included in the pull request in question. Again, there's nothing that is so awesome that I can't horribly misuse it for something ridiculous. It's my entire stock and trade. It's why I believe route 53 remains the best database option for everyone, but it's fun going through this space and just seeing how things have evolved. One question I do have since you come from a background, by way of acquisition, that was aimed squarely at this, historically, it seems that running a lot of testing on mobile devices, specifically iOS devices, was the stuff of nightmares because you couldn't really run that in any meaningful way in a virtualized environment. So, it generally required an awful lot of devices. Is that still the case? Has that environment changed radically since I last worked at a mobile shop?Rob: I don't think so, but I think we've all started to think a little bit differently. We got started in that business because we were building iOS apps and thought, wow, the tooling here, it's really frustrating. To be clear, at CircleCI and at that business, we were solving the problem of managing the machines themselves, so the portion of the testing that you would run effectively in a simulator, not the problem of the device farm, if you will. But one of the things that I remember, and so this is late 2013, early 2014 as I was working on mobile apps was people shifting the MVC layers a little bit such that the thing that you needed to test on a device was getting smaller and smaller, meaning putting more logic in, I forget what the name was specifically, but it was like the ... I don't want to try to even guess.But basically pulling logic out of the actual rendering and down into what we'll call state transitions I guess. If you think about that in modern day and look at maybe web frameworks like React, you're trying to just respond with rendering on top of a lot of state change that happens underneath that. In that model, if you thin out the user interface portion, you make a lot more of your code testable, if that makes sense. The reason we're all trying to test on all these different devices is often that we've baked a lot of business logic into the view layer. Does that make sense?Corey: Yeah, it absolutely does. Please continue.Rob: Instead of saying, well, all our logic's in the view layer, so let's get really good at testing the view layer, which means massive device farms and a bunch of people testing all these things, let's make that layer as thin as possible, and there's analogies for this in even how we do service design these days and structure the architecture of systems, basically make the boundaries as thin as possible and the interaction with the outside world as thin as possible. That gives you much more capability to effectively test the majority or much larger portions of your business logic. The device farm problem is still a problem. People still want to see how something specifically renders on a particular screen or whatever. But by minimizing that, the amount that you have to invest in that gets smaller.Corey: This episode is sponsored in part by our friends at Uptycs, because they believe that many of you are looking to bolster your security posture with CNAPP and XDR solutions. They offer both cloud and endpoint security in a single UI and data model. Listeners can get Uptycs for up to 1,000 assets through the end of 2023 (that is next year) for $1. But this offer is only available for a limited time on UptycsSecretMenu.com. That's U-P-T-Y-C-S Secret Menu dot com.Corey: You mentioned device farm, which is an app choice, given that that is the name of an AWS service that has a crap ton of mobile devices that you can log into and it's one of my top candidates for the, did I make this service up to mess with you competitions? It does lead us to an interesting question. CI/CD has gotten an increased amount of attention lately from pretty much everyone. AWS, as is typical for Amazon, tends to lie awake at night worrying that someone somehow is making money that isn't them. So their product strategy distills down to, yes. So, they wound up releasing a whole bunch of CI/CD oriented products that at launch were, to be polite, terrible. Over time, they've gotten slightly better, but it's still a very confusing ecosystem there.Then we see things like Azure dev ops who it seems is aimed at a very similar type of problem and they're also trying to challenge Amazon on the grounds of terrible names of services. But we're now seeing an increased focus from the first party providers themselves around the CI/CD space. What does that mean for existing entrenched players who have been making a specialty out of this for a lot longer than these folks have been playing with it?Rob: It's a great question. I think about the approaches very differently, which is probably unsurprising. Speaking of lying awake at night or spending all day thinking about these things, this is what we do. You've the term script runner a few times in the conversation, the thing that I see when I see someone like AWS looking at this problem is basically, people are using, the way that I think about it, is maybe less the money, although it translates pretty quickly. People are using compute to do something, can we get them to do that with us? Oddly enough, a massive chunk of CircleCI runs on AWS so it doesn't really matter to them one way or another, but they're effectively looking to drive compute hours and looking to drive a pathway onto their platform.One thing about that is it doesn't really matter to them in my perspective, whether people use that particular product or not. As a result, it gets the product investment that you put in when that's the case. So, it's a sort of a check the box approach like, hey we CI and we have CD like other people do. Whereas, when we look at CI and CD, we've been talking about some of the factors like scaling it effectively and making it really easy for you to understand what's going on. We think about very much the core use case, what is one of our customers or users doing when they show up? How do we do that in a way that maximizes their flow? Minimizes the overhead to them of using our system, whether it's getting set up and running really quickly, like talk about being in the center of how much of the world is developing software.So we see patterns, we see mistakes that people are making and can use that to inform both how our product works and inform you directly as a user. "Hey, I see that you're trying to do this. It would go better if you did this." I think both from the, honestly, the years that we've been doing this and the amount that we've witnessed in terms of what works well for customers, what doesn't, what we see going through just from a data perspective, as we see hundreds of thousands of builds running, that rich perspective is unique to us. Because as you said, we're a player that's been doing this for a really long time and very focused on it. We treat the experience with, I guess I'm trying to figure out a way to say this that doesn't sound as bad as it might, but a lot of people have suffered a lot with CI/CD.There's a lot that goes into getting CI/CD to work effectively and getting it to work reliably over time as your system is constantly changing. Honestly, there's a lot of frustration, and we come in to work every day thinking about minimizing that frustration so that our customers can go spend their time doing what matters to them. Again, when I think you sort of ... a lot of these big players present you with a runtime in which you can execute a script of your choosing. It's not thinking about the problem in that way and I don't see them changing their perspective. Honestly, I just don't worry about them.Corey: Which is a very fair tack to take. It's interesting watching companies and as far as how much time and energy they spend worrying about competition versus how much they focus instead on customers. To turn it around slightly, what makes what you do challenging in some respects, I would imagine is that a lot of your target market is themselves, developers. Developers, in my experience, are challenging customers in that, first, they tend to devalue their own time to the point where, oh, that doesn't sound hard. I'll build that overnight. Secondly, once you finally win them over to the idea of paying for something, it's challenging to get them to have the necessary signing authority. At best, they become champions. But what you do has to start with developers in order to win widespread adoption and technical buy-in. How does that wind up manifesting as approach to, well, some people call it developer relations, developer advocacy. I refer to those folks as developers because I have problems, but how do you folks view that?Rob: Yeah, it's a really insightful view actually because we do end up in most of our customers, or in the environments of our customers, however you want to describe it, as a result of the enthusiasm of individual developers, development teams, much more so than ... there are many products certainly in enterprise software and I don't really think purely in enterprise, but there are many products that can only be purchased by the CIO or the CTO or whatever. Right? To your question of developer relations, we spend a lot of time out in the market talking to individuals, talking at conferences, writing content about how we think about this space and things that people can do. But we're a very product driven company, meaning both, that's what we think about first, and then support it with these other things.But second, we win on product, right? We don't win in the market because you thought the blog posts that we wrote was really cool. That might make you aware of us, but if you don't love the product, I mean, developers, to your point, they want to use things that they really enjoy using. When developers use the product and love the product and they champion it and they get access because they might work on a side project or an open source project or maybe they worked in another company that used CircleCI and then they go somewhere else and they say, "What are we doing? Life is so much better for you Circle CI, those sorts of things. But it very much comes from the bottom up. It's pretty difficult to go into an organization and say, "Hey, you should push this down to all of your developers."There's a lot of rejection that comes from developers on mandated tooling. We have to provide knowledge, we have to provide capabilities in our product that appealed to those other folks. For example, administrators of our tooling, or when it gets to the point where someone owns how you use CircleCI versus just being a regular user of the product. We have capabilities to support them around understanding what's happening, around creating shared capabilities that multiple teams can use, those sorts of things. But ultimately, we have to lead with product, we have to get in into the sort of hearts and minds of the developers themselves and then grow from there and everything we do from a marketing, developer relations myself, I spend a lot of time talking to customers who are out in the market, is all about propping up or helping raise awareness effectively. But there's nothing that we can do if the product doesn't meet the needs of our customers.Corey: That's what it seems like it comes down to a fair bit. It's always weird to consider that, at its heart, developer relations is marketing. The folks I talk to who argue against that, it seems that it comes from a misunderstanding of what marketing actually is. It's not buying ads in airports, it's not doing podcast advertisements. That's a subject near and dear to my heart. It's not about annoying people by showing up at their office with the sales team. It's about understanding what their challenges and problems are and then positioning a solution that ideally solves them in a place that and in a way that they can be receptive to. Instead, people tend to equate marketing to this whole ridiculous statistics driven nonsense that doesn't really resonate with anyone and I think that that's unfair to everyone involved.That said, I will say that having spent a fair bit of time in this space, I've yet to see anything from CircleCI that has annoyed me to the point where I would have remembered it, which is awesome. I don't see it in flight magazines, generally. I don't see it on obnoxious people try to tackle me as I walk through an expo hall and want to scan my badge. It just seems very well executed and you have some very talented people working for you. To that end, you are largely a distributed company, which is fascinating. Did it start that way? Did it happen that way by a quirk of fate?Rob: Yeah, I those two things probably come together. The company, from very early days, now I wasn't there but I think some of our earliest engineers were distributed and the company started out basically entirely as engineers. It's a team solving problems of other engineers, which is ... it's a fun challenge. There were early participants who were distributed. Mostly, when you start a company and no one has ever heard of you and no one knows if you're going to be successful, going and recruiting is generally a different game than when you're, certainly, when you're where we are now. There were some personal relations that just happened to connect with people around the globe who wanted to participate.We started out pretty early with some distribution, and that led to structuring the org in a way, both from a tooling and process perspective. A lot of that sort of happens organically, but building a culture that really supported that. I personally am based in the Bay Area, so we have headquarters in San Francisco, but it doesn't really make a difference if I go in versus just stay and work from home on any given day because the company operates in such a way that that distribution is completely normal.Corey: We accidentally did the same thing. My business partner and I used to live across the street from each other and we decided to merge a week before he moved out of state to Portland. So awesome. Great. We have wonderful timing on all of these things. It's fun to build it from that way, build that way from the ground up. The challenge I've always seen is when you start off with having a centralized office and everyone's there, except this one person who, no matter how you try to work around it, is never as involved. So it feels like the sort of thing you've absolutely got to be building from day one, or otherwise, you're going to have a massive cultural growing pain as you try to get there.Rob: Yeah, I think that's true. So I've actually been that one person. I, at some point in my career prior to CircleCI, was helping out a company founded by some friends of mine based in Toronto. I grew up in Toronto. I kicked off a project and then the project grew and grew until I was the one person out of maybe 50 or 60 who wasn't in an office in Toronto. It got to the point where no one remembered who I was and I was like, "Cool, I think I'm done. I'm out." I was fine with that. It was always meant to be a temporary thing, but I really felt that transition for the organization. I would say in terms of growing, I mean, yes, if you start out, it goes both ways, if you start out distributed, you're going to remain distributed.There are certain things that get more challenging at scale, right? If everybody is sort of just in their home all over the globe, then the communication overhead continues to increase and increase in just understanding who people are, who you should be talking to. You need to focus-Corey: There's always the time zone hierarchy.Rob: Ooh, the time zones are a delight, yes. I would say like we talk a lot about, in this industry, Dunbar's number and sizes of teams and the points at which things get more complex. I think there's probably a different scale for distributed teams. It takes fewer people to reach a point where communication gets challenging, and trust and all the other things that go with Dunbar's views. You kind of have that challenge and then you start to think, oh well, then you have some offices, because we actually have maybe six physical offices, partly because in our go to market org, we've started to expand globally and put people in regional offices.There's this interesting disconnect. I don't know about disconnect, but there's a split in how we operate in different parts of the org. I think what I've seen people ... well, I don't know about succeed, but I've seen people try when you start out with one org, or sorry, one location is, let's not jump to that one person somewhere else and then one person somewhere else kind of thing, but build out a second office, build out another office, like pick another location where you think you ... it's often, certainly where we are, in the Bay Area, it's often driven by just this market. Finding talent, finding people who want to join you, hanging onto those people when there are so many other opportunities around tends to be much more challenging. When you offer people alternatives, like you can stay where you are but have access to a cool and interesting company or you can work from home, which a lot of people value, then there's different things that you bring to the table.I see a lot of people trying to expand in that way, but when you are so office-centric, a second office I think is a smoother transition point than just suddenly distributing people because, especially the first and second one, unless you're hiring in a massive wave, are really going to struggle in that environment.Corey: I think that's probably one of the more astute things that's been noticed on this show in the last couple of years. If people want to hear more about what you have to say and how you think about the world, where can they find you?Rob: I would say, on our blog, I tend to write stuff there as do other people. You talked about having great people in the organization. We have a lot of great people talking about how we think about engineering, how we think about both engineering teams and culture and then some of the problems we're trying to solve. So, off our site, circleci.com, and go to our blog. Then, I attend to is to speak and hangout on podcasts and do guest writing. I think I'm pretty easy to find. You can find me on Twitter. My handle is z00b, Z-0-0-B. I know I'm not super prolific, but if someone wants to track me down and ask me something, I'd probably be more than happy to answer.Corey: You can expect some engagement as soon as this goes out. Thank you so much for taking the time to speak with me today. I appreciate it.Rob: Yeah, thanks for having me. This was a ton of fun.Corey: Rob Zuber, CTO at CircleCI. I'm Corey Quinn, and this is Screaming in the Cloud. If you've enjoyed this podcast, please leave a five-star review on Apple podcasts. If you've hated this podcast, please leave a five-star review on Apple podcasts along with something amusing for me to read later while I'm crying.Announcer: This has been this week's episode of Screaming in the Cloud. You can also find more corey@screaminginthecloud.com or wherever fine snark is sold.Announcer: This has been a HumblePod production. Stay humble.

Day 2 Cloud
Day Two Cloud 173: Istio Ambient Mesh Minimizes Sidecar Proxies

Day 2 Cloud

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2022 50:26


Today on Day Two Cloud we examine Istio Ambient Mesh, a new option for building service meshes in a microservices environment. Istio Ambient Mesh essentially brings the concept of a load balancer to a cluster of containers. Rather than run a sidecar proxy for each pod or container, you can run Ambient Mesh per node. Our guest and guide to this open source project is Christian Posta, Global Field CTO at Solo.io. The post Day Two Cloud 173: Istio Ambient Mesh Minimizes Sidecar Proxies appeared first on Packet Pushers.

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Day Two Cloud 173: Istio Ambient Mesh Minimizes Sidecar Proxies

Packet Pushers - Full Podcast Feed

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2022 50:26


Today on Day Two Cloud we examine Istio Ambient Mesh, a new option for building service meshes in a microservices environment. Istio Ambient Mesh essentially brings the concept of a load balancer to a cluster of containers. Rather than run a sidecar proxy for each pod or container, you can run Ambient Mesh per node. Our guest and guide to this open source project is Christian Posta, Global Field CTO at Solo.io. The post Day Two Cloud 173: Istio Ambient Mesh Minimizes Sidecar Proxies appeared first on Packet Pushers.

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Day Two Cloud 173: Istio Ambient Mesh Minimizes Sidecar Proxies

Packet Pushers - Fat Pipe

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2022 50:26


Today on Day Two Cloud we examine Istio Ambient Mesh, a new option for building service meshes in a microservices environment. Istio Ambient Mesh essentially brings the concept of a load balancer to a cluster of containers. Rather than run a sidecar proxy for each pod or container, you can run Ambient Mesh per node. Our guest and guide to this open source project is Christian Posta, Global Field CTO at Solo.io. The post Day Two Cloud 173: Istio Ambient Mesh Minimizes Sidecar Proxies appeared first on Packet Pushers.

Inner City Press SDNY & UN Podcast
Nov 21-1: Sex cultist Larry Ray minimizes suffocation, US v. Cole closings; Alex Dupuis fentanyl killing curtain-raiser. UN @AntonioGuterres lies about #COP27, sneaks to corruptWorldCup in #Qatar,

Inner City Press SDNY & UN Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2022 2:17


VLOG: Sex cultist Larry Ray minimizes suffocation, US v. Cole closings; Alex Dupuis fentanyl killing curtain-raiser. UN @AntonioGuterres lies about #COP27, sneaks to corrupt #FIFAWorldCup in #Qatar, @Volker_Turk silent on that & #Javanrud #ENGIRN

PaperPlayer biorxiv neuroscience
AAV-delivered gene editing for latent genital or orofacial herpes simplex virus infection reduces ganglionic viral load and minimizes subsequent viral shedding in mice

PaperPlayer biorxiv neuroscience

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022


Link to bioRxiv paper: http://biorxiv.org/cgi/content/short/2022.09.23.509057v1?rss=1 Authors: Aubert, M., Haick, A. K., Strongin, D. E., Klouser, L. M., Loprieno, M. A., Stensland, L., Santo, T. K., Huang, M.-l., Hyrien, O., Stone, D., Jerome, K. R. Abstract: Herpes simplex virus (HSV) establishes latency in ganglionic neurons of the peripheral nervous system, from which it can reactivate, causing recurrent disease and possible transmission to a new host. Current anti-HSV therapy does not eliminate latent HSV, and thus is only suppressive rather than curative. We developed a potentially curative approach to latent HSV infection and pathogenesis, based on gene editing using HSV-specific meganucleases delivered by adeno-associated virus (AAV) vectors. Our results demonstrated that a dual meganuclease therapy, composed of two anti-HSV-1 meganucleases delivered by a triple AAV serotype combination (AAV9, AAV-Dj/8, AAV-Rh10), can eliminate up to 97% of latent HSV DNA from ganglia in both ocular and vaginal mouse models of latent HSV infection. Using a novel pharmacological approach to reactivate latent HSV-1 in mice with the bromodomain inhibitor JQ-1, we demonstrated that this reduction in ganglionic viral load leads to a significant reduction of viral shedding from treated vs. control mice, with many treated mice showing no detectable virus shedding. In general, therapy was well tolerated, although dose-ranging studies showed hepatotoxicity at high AAV doses, consistent with previous observations in animals and humans. Also in agreement with previous literature, we observed subtle histological evidence of neuronal injury in some experimental mice, although none of the mice demonstrated observable neurological signs or deficits. These results reinforce the curative potential of gene editing for latent orofacial and genital HSV disease, and provide a framework for additional safety studies before human trials can begin. Copy rights belong to original authors. Visit the link for more info Podcast created by PaperPlayer

Fostering Conversations with Utah Foster Care
Ep. 27: Benefits of Kinship

Fostering Conversations with Utah Foster Care

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 23:14


Children living with relatives increased 51% between 2000 and 2010.  In 2010, 1700 children were placed with relatives after being removed from their parents. The most recent census tells us that number is not going down.  Being placed with Kin/relatives vs. foster care has a number of benefits: Minimizes trauma Increased permanency Better overall well being Preserves cultural and community identity Promotes lasting connections Children's Service Society of Utah (CSS) is an organization that empowers families and caregivers through services that support the safety and well-being of children. Grandfamilies is a support, advocacy, educational and crisis intervention program of the Children's Service Society. The program was created in 2002 to meet the growing needs of individuals and/or families that are caring for a relative's child. Our focus is to provide information and support to these families so that the needs of safety and permanency for the children in these families can be met. Their services include: Crisis intervention Adult educational support groups Children's support groups Links to community resources Drug and alcohol prevention services for children To learn more about the Grandfamilies program, click here Utah Foster Care also has resources for Kinship Families. 2022 Kinship Town Hall Topic: The impact of trauma in kinship families Date: Tuesday Sept 20th Time: 5:00-7:00PM Location: Children's Service Society of Utah, 655 E 4500 S, ste 200, SLC, 84107

The Ontic Protective Intelligence Podcast
The Intersection of Privacy, Compliance, and Security — Why a Unified Front Minimizes Risk

The Ontic Protective Intelligence Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2022 30:54


Brought to you by The Ontic Center for Protective IntelligenceProduced by AJ McKeonMusic track is titled Roll the Dice by Marc Walloch Contact us at podcast@ontic.co or visit ontic.co/center for more information.

The Universe is Your Therapist
Episode 046: Mental Health & Movement - How Movement Minimizes Depression & Anxiety

The Universe is Your Therapist

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2022 15:36


This month's theme on the podcast is about Mental Health & Movement. Today we will be discussing the benefits of moving your body for your mental health. This content and these episodes connect with our Whole Health Lab program.  Along with each episode and each month's theme, comes a weekly challenge to connect with the content. The challenge this month is to Move 1 mile every day. Let's all do this together, we can be each other's accountability partners! Tune in today to learn more about the effects physical movement can have on minimizing depression & anxiety. Research articles mentioned:Effects of Exercise and Physical Activity on Mental HealthAssociation between physical activity and mental disorders among adults in the USTimestamps:2:20 - Move a mile a day challenge.4:10 - Something is better than nothing.6:49 - I'm in a depressive episode and don't feel like moving - what do I do?8:37 - Only 60% of the US has regular physical activity.10:27 - Movement and anxiety.13:02 - The nervous system and how movement can help regulate it.Transcript --Connect with us!Instagram: @mendingtraumaFacebook: @mendingtraumaYoutube: Mending TraumaLinkedIn: Mending TraumaTwitter: @akhoyt1Tik Tok: @mendingtraumaPlease rate, review, & subscribe to The Universe is Your Therapist on Apple Podcasts

The Brian Kilmeade Show Free Podcast
Biden Blames Guns, Minimizes 2nd Amendment in Primetime Speech

The Brian Kilmeade Show Free Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2022 133:11


[00:11:13] Adm. James Stavridis (Ret.)   [00:18:33] Ben Domenech   [00:48:21] Geraldo   [00:55:19] Mike Singletary   [01:06:10] Simulcast w/ Varney & Co.   [01:16:20] Shannon Bream   [01:32:04] Jeff Wilson   [01:46:14] More to Know Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Darren Smith Show
Kevin Acee "There is a fact pattern that Fernando minimizes his injuries"

The Darren Smith Show

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 14, 2022 23:54


Padres beat reporter Kevin Acee discussed Fernando Tatis' stunning broken wrist, why he may be out until August, why the Padres won't try to recoup money, the backup plan at SS and what's different about Bob Melvin.

Markets Daily Crypto Roundup
Crypto Update 2/9/22 | Calling a Hack an Exploit Minimizes Human Error

Markets Daily Crypto Roundup

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 9, 2022 15:50


With bitcoin now passing the S&P 500 on year-to-date returns and a look at hacks versus exploits in crypto, CoinDesk's Markets Daily is back with the latest news roundup.This episode is sponsored by Kava, Arculus and MELD.com. Today's Stories: ... Read the full show notes here.-Kava lets you mint stablecoins, lend, borrow, earn and swap safely across the world's biggest crypto assets. Connect to the world's largest cryptocurrencies, ecosystems and financial applications on DeFi's most trusted, scalable and secure earning platform with kava.io.-Arculus™ is the next-gen cold storage wallet for your crypto. The sleek, metal Arculus Key™ Card authenticates with the Arculus Wallet™ App, providing a simpler, safer, and more secure solution to store, send, receive, buy, and swap your crypto. Buy now at getarculus.com.-MELD is building the first-ever decentralized, non-custodial crypto to fiat lending and borrowing solution that will allow its users to lend and borrow both crypto and fiat currencies seamlessly. Users can stake MELD directly on the MELDapp, which will allow for governance voting for new protocol improvements, insuring the protocol, and earning up to 15% APY in MELD rewards. Start using MELD today at app.meld.com.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

How To Video (HD)
This Windows 11 feature minimizes distractions and helps you focus

How To Video (HD)

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 8, 2022


Here's how to get the most out of Focus Assist.

All CNET Video Podcasts (HD)
This Windows 11 feature minimizes distractions and helps you focus

All CNET Video Podcasts (HD)

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 8, 2022


Here's how to get the most out of Focus Assist.

The Real Truth About Health Free 17 Day Live Online Conference Podcast
Nutrition Of Whole Plant-Based Foods Minimizes Disease And Promotes Health Better Than All The Pills And Procedures Combined - T. Colin Campbell, PhD

The Real Truth About Health Free 17 Day Live Online Conference Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 11, 2021 6:07


Nutrition Of Whole Plant-Based Foods Minimizes Disease And Promotes Health Better Than All The Pills And Procedures Combined -  T. Colin Campbell, PhDT. Colin Campbell, Ph.D. •           https://nutritionstudies.org/•           Book - China Study: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted and the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss and Long Term Health T. Colin Campbell, PhD has been dedicated to the science of human health for more than 60 years. His primary focus is on the association between diet and disease, particularly cancer. Although largely known for the China Study — one of the most comprehensive studies of health and nutrition ever conducted, and recognized by The New York Times as the “Grand Prix of epidemiology” — Dr. Campbell's profound impact also includes extensive involvement in education, public policy, and laboratory research.Dr. Campbell grew up on a dairy farm and was the first in his family to go to college, where he studied pre-veterinary medicine at Pennsylvania State University. After obtaining his bachelor's degree, and while completing his first year at the University of Georgia veterinary school, he received a telegram from a well known professor at Cornell University, offering a scholarship and research opportunity too good to turn down. And so he completed his education at Cornell University (M.S., Ph.D.) and MIT (Research Associate) in nutrition, biochemistry and toxicology. He then spent 10 years on the faculty of Virginia Tech's Department of Biochemistry and Nutrition before returning to Cornell in 1975 where he presently holds his Endowed Chair as the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Biochemistry in the Division of Nutritional Sciences.Dr. Campbell's research experience includes both laboratory experiments and large-scale human studies. He has received over 70 grant-years of peer-reviewed research funding (mostly with NIH), served on grant review panels of multiple funding agencies, actively participated in the development of national and international nutrition policy, and authored over 300 research papers. Throughout his career, he has confronted a great deal of confusion surrounding nutrition and its effects. It is precisely this confusion that he has focused so much on, in recent years. #ColinCampbell #TheRealTruthAboutHealth  #WholeFood #Vegan #Vegetarian #PlantBasedNutrition  CLICK HERE - To Checkout Our MEMBERSHIP CLUB: http://www.realtruthtalks.com Social Media ChannelsFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/TRTAHConferenceInstagram : https://www.instagram.com/therealtruthabouthealth/Twitter: https://twitter.com/RTAHealthLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-real-truth-about-health-conference/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheRealTruthAboutHealth    Check out our Podcasts  Visit us on Apple Podcast and Itunes search:  The Real Truth About Health Free 17 Day Live Online Conference Podcast Amazon: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/23a037be-99dd-4099-b9e0-1cad50774b5a/real-truth-about-health-live-online-conference-podcastSpotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0RZbS2BafJIEzHYyThm83JGoogle:https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS8yM0ZqRWNTMg%3D%3DStitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/real-truth-about-health-live-online-conference-podcastAudacy: https://go.audacy.com/partner-podcast-listen-real-truth-about-health-live-online-conference-podcastiHeartRadio: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-real-truth-about-health-li-85932821/Deezer: https://www.deezer.com/us/show/2867272 Other Video ChannelsYoutube:  https://www.youtube.com/c/TheRealTruthAboutHealthVimeo:  https://vimeo.com/channels/1733189Rumble:   https://rumble.com/c/c-1111513Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/TRTAHConference/videos/?ref=page_internalDailyMotion: https://www.dailymotion.com/TheRealTruthAboutHealthBitChute:  https://www.bitchute.com/channel/JQryXTPDOMih/ 

The Brain Possible
Dr. James Greenblatt - A Breakthrough Natural Treatment Plan For ADHD That Restores Attention & Minimizes Hyperactivity

The Brain Possible

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 48:04


Today on The Brain Possible podcast, we have the pleasure of speaking with Dr. James Greenblatt, a pioneer in the field of Integrative Medicine. Dr. Greenblatt has treated patients since 1988. Specifically, Dr. Greenblatt has seen 1000s of children and adults struggling with symptoms of ADHD, hyperactivity, inattentiveness, impulsiveness, and often irritability. Rather than simply prescribing medication for their ADHD symptoms, he tailors remedies to his patients' individual needs, detecting and treating the underlying causes of the condition. In his book Finally Focused, he provides proven natural and medical methods to treat such problems as nutritional deficiencies or excesses, dysbiosis microbial imbalance inside the body, sleeping difficulties, and food allergies, all of which surprisingly can cause or worsen the symptoms of ADHD. Using Dr. Greenblatt's expert advice, millions of children and adults with ADHD finally can get the help they need to achieve true wellness.Support the show (https://whoiscarter.z2systems.com/np/clients/whoiscarter/donation.jsp)

UBC News World
New Drain Cleaning Plumbing Tech in Covina Ca Minimizes the Digging of Property!

UBC News World

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 4:53


Ingenious Plumbing a plumbing company CA. that does no-dig inspections in Covina, California uses the most advanced drain cleaning equipment called "Hydro Jetter" to deliver a 100% effective drain inspection with minimal disruption.

Crossgate Church Podcasts
"Embracing the Presence of God"

Crossgate Church Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 33:24


We're continuing our teaching series in the Old Testament book of Ecclesiastes, where Solomon the King is reflecting on life—both life in general and his life in particular. Today we've come to Ecclesiastes, Chapter 5—which, in my opinion, might have been the hardest part of Ecclesiastes for Solomon to write. Why? Because this passage talks about enjoying and practicing the presence of God . . . and Solomon blew it . . . he missed it. When we talk about the “presence” of God, we can talk of either (1) God's omni-presence or (2) God's manifest presence. God's omni-presence means that God is and/or can be anywhere and everywhere. When we talk about God's manifest presence, we're talking about God's personal presence in a particular time and place. 1)  Embracing God's Presence Personally The first thing I want you to notice is Solomon's reference in verse 1 to “the house of God.” Solomon was referring, of course, specifically to the Temple that he built in Jerusalem when he was king. But what we need to see is that Solomon's Temple was just one point on a line about God's presence with his people that stretches from Genesis to Revelation. In Genesis we see that God created Garden of Eden, where He and His creation could enjoy each other's company, unhindered by sin. Later, after the fall, we see God instructing His people to build The Tabernacle - in which God's presence would dwell. In the time of Solomon, after God's people had settled in Jerusalem, God instructed him to build a physical building called “the Temple,” which would serve the same purpose as the Tabernacle but would be fixed in place and more elaborate. Now we see a massive point on that line stretching from Genesis to Revelation—God's presence has come and is available personally to anyone through Jesus Christ. And because of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, even the concept of “the house of God” became much different. Sometimes we even talk today about “God's house” or “the house of the Lord.” But wait—there's more! In the book of Revelation, we see the New Heavens and the New Earth—and the fascinating thing is that the heavenly city—the New Jerusalem—is shaped like a cube. The point is that although the perfect vision of Eden was wrecked by sin, God desired to dwell among his people. He projected that desire through the Tabernacle and the Temple, He brought it to fulfillment in Jesus, and He is preparing for its eternal reality in heaven.   2) Embracing God's Presence Deliberately Yes, Solomon spoke about “the house of God” as a specific place. But we as Jesus followers know that we don't have to go to a specific place to embrace the personal, manifest presence of the Lord—the personal presence of the Lord is within us. But we see some timeless principles for embracing God's presence in the verses that we are focusing on today, that is, two deliberate things that Solomon said about embracing God's presence. Deliberate steps. When Solomon said, “Guard your steps,” he was basically saying, “Carefully approach the presence of God, you don't carelessly waltz into God's presence.” This was not just a metaphorical warning—it was a literal warning. When it comes to the manifest presence of God in our own lives, may I say that you simply don't take it for granted? You don't just carelessly commune with God. You “guard your steps.” You take your time.  Deliberate silence. How do we understand this emphasis on deliberately embracing the presence of God? We understand it because Solomon emphasized silence before God. Think about what silence before the Lord does: Minimizes noise. Causes cares to settle. Makes hearts sensitive to what God wants to say. 3) Conclusion I'm absolutely convinced that the future of our church hinges on our hunger for the presence of God—personally and deliberately pressing in for more of God. Psalm 105:3-4 – “Let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice! Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually!”

The Employee Safety Podcast
How Sally Beauty Minimizes Loss & Protects Lone Workers

The Employee Safety Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 22:05 Transcription Available


Loss prevention in the retail industry is more complicated than ever. LP professionals must constantly peek around the corner to identify potential disruptions to their business and mitigate the associated risks. That means implementing an asset protection plan that prioritizes employee safety before anything. This is the case at Sally Beauty, and it isn't just lip service. Jim Mires, Vice President of Loss Prevention and Safety, shares the steps his team takes to protect an increasing number of lone workers, partner with industry peers to solve problems and achieve alignment on the company's safety culture from the top down. We discuss: - Safeguarding employees across thousands of locations - Implementing security devices and new policies to protect lone workers - Why effective communication is about speed, accuracy, and knowledge - Networking and sharing information with peers in the industry Reach out to Jim at jmires@sallybeauty.com. The Employee Safety Podcast is hosted by Peter Steinfeld, SVP of Safety Solutions at AlertMedia. You can find this interview and many more by subscribing to The Employee Safety Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or here.

The ProcrastiN8r Podcast
Lvl 145: The ONE Thing You Should NEVER Procrastinate On

The ProcrastiN8r Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2021 24:23


Woah, wait, hey now! A guy who goes by the name "ProcrastiN8r" is saying that you shouldn't always procrastinate and there's actually an exception? I know. Seems quite ironic, if we're being frank here. But if you've been following my blog up until his point, you know that I've basically condemned using the word "always" or "never", since those words create such permanence. You can never make an end all be all rule. There are always exceptions. (See what I did there?) Anyway, there is something you DO NOT want to procrastinate on believe it or not. I know, I know all this talk about how you should "put things off 'til tomorrow" and "wait 'til the last minute" I've shared with you in the past couple weeks. And now it seems like I'm some sort of hypocrite by claiming "DON'T PROCRASTINATE ON THIS ONE THING." Must be pretty important though if I'm telling you to do it NOW. Don't you think? I mean I'm always telling you to go slow n' steady and just do it...later. So you know coming from me that if I'm telling you NOT to procrastinate on something, you better damn well not procrastinate on it. And no, I'm not gonna tell you to get vaccinated right away (though you should but that's besides the point. Cue the anti-vaxxers to unsubscribe) What I want to share with you today is something that actually MAXIMIZES effort and MINIMIZES results  (quite the opposite of what we want to achieve in the lazy formula of success) if you do in fact procrastinate on it. I know. Here I am. Procrastinating revealing it to you. Well, take a listen and I'll tell ya! Read the full Blog: http://www.procrastin8r.com/blog/truth Subscribe to the Newsletter: http://www.procrastin8r.com/subscribe

Live an Untethered Life
Developing a gift giving decision strategy matrix maximizes feel good returns and minimizes gift exchange returns

Live an Untethered Life

Play Episode Listen Later May 8, 2021 1:01


Now we seem to be maximizing our consumer instincts by buying gifts since it helps with our overall contentment. But you are revealing your innermost thoughts about how you feel about this person. by giving gifts, there be dragons. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://liveanuntetheredlife.com/2020/12/23/developing-a-gift-giving-decision-strategy-matrix-maximizes-feel-good-returns-and-minimizes-gift-exchange-returns/

Plainfield Christian Church, Comstock Park, MI
PCCMI Morning Worship: 2021/04/25: The Chronological Life of Christ #90: How To Heal Broken Relation

Plainfield Christian Church, Comstock Park, MI

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2021


The April 25th, 2021 Morning Worship Service at Plainfield Christian Church in Comstock Park, MI Preacher: Bruce Wilson Youth Minister: Brady Jester Children's Minister: Wade Harrier Worship Leader: Katie Winstanley Learn more at https://www.pccmi.org/ Songs: CCLI #2228009 Sermon: The Chronological Life of Christ #90 Breaking Away From Galilee (3rd Year of Ministry) How To Heal Broken Relationships Scripture: Matthew 18:15-22 Notes: There are at least three ways to handle conflict and sin. A. Peace-faking. A peace-faker avoids conflict at all cost. B. Peace-breaking. These people function more like skunks. C. Peace-making. Willing to candidly discuss conflict. Four Pathways To Peace 1. A private meeting (verse 15). Two important imperatives in this verse: Go and Show. This first step is to be “between you and him alone.” 1. Avoids shame for the person. 2. Minimizes misunderstandings. 3. Keeps you from hating the person. 4. The other person may not know they've offended you. 5. Limits gossip. Matthew 18:15 - I must go quietly. Ephesians 4:26 - I must do it quickly Matthew 7:5 – I must do it carefully 2. A private conference with witnesses (verse 16). Some Other Benefits To Having A Witness Or Two A. They can establish the facts B. They can observe C. May communicate the gravity of the situation D. They can keep things from escalating. E. Witnesses can remember and record what was said. 3. A public announcement to the church (verse 17a). Here are some reasons why we need to pursue this step: 1. Vindicates God's holiness 2. Purifies the church 3. Deters others from sinning 4. Conveys biblical love and a pathway for restoration 4. Public exclusion from the church (17b). 1. The promise of His power. 2. The promise of His presence. Let's Consider These Questions 1. Am I treating the other person I'm in conflict with as someone God loves? 2. Is my goal reconciliation or retaliation? 3. How's my attitude? 4. How willing am I to obey?

Arthroscopy Podcast
Episode 109: Joint Venting Prior to Hip Distraction Minimizes Traction Forces During Hip Arthroscopy

Arthroscopy Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 16, 2021 23:31


Drs Arner and Aoki discuss Joint Venting Prior to Hip Distraction Minimizes Traction Forces During Hip Arthroscopy

Action and Ambition
Devpal Gupta Minimizes Real Estate Risk and Reduces Costs

Action and Ambition

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2021 25:49


Devpal Gupta is an Executive Director of Cushman & Wakefield. Specializing in Tenant Representation, he is responsible for servicing local clients and national accounts. Dev possesses extensive experience with managing and implementing transactions for diverse national portfolios, or large one-off deals. In addition, he has numerous companies with large sale-leaseback transactions. His particular knowledge of real estate financial issues enables him to proactively manage all types of transactions, minimizing risk, increasing flexibility, and reducing overall occupancy costs. He is also a Life Coach and the author of the “Power of One” which dives into one of his mottoes that people can make a difference in the world around them. You will surely love this episode!

Strong Men Strong Marriages
How To Put The Past In The Past And Move Forward

Strong Men Strong Marriages

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2021 21:29


A lot of men complain that their wife can’t seem to move past their mistakes.They just keep bringing up the past.Whether they’ve made big mistakes like an affair, or smaller mistakes like not listening to their wife…They just want to forget about it and move forward.They get frustrated when they make the changes their wife wants to see…But their wife doesn’t seem to appreciate those changes.This lack of appreciation can cause them to stop trying, which just makes things worse.Learn how to break out of this cycle once and for all in this episode…And put the past in the past once and for all.Watch on YouTube here. Summary:-Asking for forgiveness MINIMIZES the damage you’ve done-Stop trying to “dig yourself out of the hole” with good behavior-Instead, decide who YOU want to be as a man-And ask for your wife’s FEEDBACK to tell you when you’re not being that man-Asking for and being open to feedback shows EXTREME emotional strength-Which is very ATTRACTIVE to your wifeDr. MikeP.S. Want to work together in depth to build up your strength and create a happy, long-lasting and passionate marriage? Apply to join The Strong Man System here.

Business Drive
Keeping Students At Home Minimizes Risk Of Spreading COVID-19

Business Drive

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2021 0:58


Deputy Chairman, Alliance for Survival of COVID-19 and Beyond, Sina Odugbemi, says it is safer for students to remain at home to minimize the risk of spreading COVID-19.

Wisco Weekly
AAPL Enlarges EV Bubble, KMX Minimizes, New SPAC Entry

Wisco Weekly

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 25, 2020 24:43


Apple (AAPL) announces the launch of their EV in 2024 and the market acts like this is this first time they have heard of this. Carmax (KMX) announces Q3 earnings. And a new entrant into the stock market via SPAC that aims to electrify truck fleets. *****Wisco Weekly***** Invest in mobility systems that create wealth.

Wisco Weekly
AAPL Enlarges EV Bubble, KMX Minimizes, New SPAC Entry

Wisco Weekly

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 25, 2020 24:43


1010 WINS ALL LOCAL
Vaccines Arrive At Nursing Homes; Two Are Shot in Brooklyn, And One Police Force Grows While Another Minimizes

1010 WINS ALL LOCAL

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2020 4:35


The All Local, 12/21/2020  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Beauty Business Game Changer Podcast
How to go from a hairstylist to a salon owner Ep. 43

Beauty Business Game Changer Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2020 24:58


Salon Business Masterclass Registration page https://jenniferjadealvarez.mykajabi.com/maya-kajabi-webinar-reg-page Ready to dive into creating a business plan? Start the course today! https://jenniferjadealvarez.mykajabi.com/salonbusinessplan There seems to be a disconnect between going from a Hairstylist to a salon owner. Do you agree? I mean, there is so much to do, and so many hats to wear! The overwhelm of all the things to do can happen, but one thing I know is that most of us have roadblocks that are causing us to stay stuck and play it safe. Overwhelm is a real thing, and so is fear. However, the real reason we are playing small is that we don't have a business plan. Here are 11 reasons if you want to become a salon owner, you need a salon business plan: Clarity Action Plan Raise Money Help you achieve your goals Minimizes your risk Helps you grow 30% faster Creates Confidence Make Better Decisions Understand your Competition and Market Clear Path to grow Focus on strategies --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/jennifer-alvarez0/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jennifer-alvarez0/support

The Game Design Round Table
#243 Rob Daviau Minimizes Ongoing Negative Effects

The Game Design Round Table

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2020 58:03


Specialist Skin Solutions - Love the skin you're in
Eye Gel Patches with Peptides — Triple protection against aging eyes

Specialist Skin Solutions - Love the skin you're in

Play Episode Listen Later May 28, 2020 4:16


For exceptional eyes, these cooling eye gel patches are scientifically formulated with anti-aging peptides and plant stem cells to improve aging eyes in 3 ways: They reduce dark circles, eliminate eye puffiness and smooth crow’s feet in the time it takes you to eat breakfast.Benefits:-Easy to use, mess-free gel sheets-Cooling sensation awakens tired, puffy eyes-Reduces the appearance of dark circles-Softens the look of fine lines and wrinkles-Minimizes under eye bags-Gentle enough for delicate eye skin-Single-use pouches are more sanitary than eye cream in a jarUse & Who its For:This unisex tired eyes treatment is suitable for all skin types, especially for mature skin and people who wake with puffy eyes, dark circles or mild eye wrinkles. These eye gel patches are perfect for mornings, bedtime or after a long flight. Pop one on anytime your eyes need to look more youthful and refreshed.After washing your face and removing eye makeup, pat your face dry. Open the pouch and place the cooling gel sheet on the orbital eye area. Relax and let the gel mask work its magic on your skin for 10 to 20 minutes. (For morning users, this is the perfect time to eat a quick, healthy breakfast!) Next, remove the gel sheet and massage any remaining product into skin until fully absorbed, being careful to avoid direct contact with the waterline and the eye itself. Repeat 2 to 3 times per week to maintain results. Key Ingredients:Peptides revive delicate eye skin for more youthful eyes. Plant-based stem cells support healthy skin and promote optimal skin cell renewal. Available from our office or website:https://specialistskinsolutions.com.au/eye-gel-patches-with-peptides-triple-protection-against-aging-eyes/ Website: https://specialistskinsolutions.com.au/Call us on: 1300370307 Specialist Skin Solutions are the facial specialists for men & women, who wish to enhance, restore & rejuvenate their skin. We are a boutique doctor lead cosmetic medical clinic that focuses on medically proven treatments. From dermal fillers and muscle relaxants to highly effective skin treatments, including laser skin treatments, peels and skin needling to name a few. We help women & men look their best at any age.

Look at the Book
Philippians 4:10–13, Part 1: True Honesty Minimizes Misunderstanding

Look at the Book

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 21, 2020


A wise person not only knows what he wants to say, but how others will hear him say it.

Insurance Pro Blog Podcast
How Indexed Universal Life Insurance Minimizes Sequence of Returns Risk

Insurance Pro Blog Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2020 30:37


The Venue Podcast
010: The Pros and Cons of Accepting Card Payments at Your Wedding Venue

The Venue Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2019 32:43


The Pros and Cons of Accepting Card Payments at Your Wedding Venue PROS: Fast way to get payment Universally recognized form of payment (Kinsey tells her couples it’s like buying something on Amazon...everyone understands this). Minimizes late payments considerably (If you have Honeybook, you can set up automatic withdrawals. In Dubsado, you can send automated payment reminders Minimize administrative tasks (waiting for checks to arrive, going to the bank to deposit or mobile deposits, don’t have to file paper checks away, hoping the check clears, following up if it doesn’t, etc.)  Easier to project cash flow each month CONS:  Clients can perform “Chargebacks” on their cards which is them “stopping payment” and being refunded what they paid you. This isn’t common but can totally happen. It’s the exception, not the rule.  Processing Fees: cost of doing business in the 21st century folks, build credit card fees into your revenue plan! Make it easy for people to pay you. Kinsey paid $3,400 in credit card fees in 2019  Profit First by Mike Michalowicz

AWS re:Invent 2019
ARC338-R: How Goldman Sachs minimizes the impact of managing events

AWS re:Invent 2019

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2019 44:37


The operational excellence pillar of the AWS Well-Architected Framework includes guidance and best practices on operating in the cloud. Join our talk as representatives from Goldman Sachs share how the company applied these best practices to reduce the impact of events and the level of effort they extended to manage them. They also discuss how they enabled their operations teams to safely do more by establishing the standards for operations that enable them to scale as new projects enter the cloud. Learn how AWS Systems Manager OpsCenter can support your situational awareness and event response, enabling you to view, investigate, and remediate operational issues presented with contextually relevant data.

The Focus Initiative - with Jim Larsen
Episode 34: Dynamic Communication: Make Your Messaging More Effective (interview with Jill Shiefelbein)

The Focus Initiative - with Jim Larsen

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2019 47:28


In this episode, Jamie interviews Jill Shiefelbein: an award-winning business owner, author, and recovering academic. She taught business communication at Arizona State University for 10+ years, analyzed terrorist documents to provide counter-terrorism messaging strategies to the military, and was a pioneer in the online education space. In This Episode, Hear how Jill: *Allows SMALL FOCUS to create inspiration. *Minimizes her WORDS to maximize potential clients' THOUGHTS *Limits "passion vomit" *Focuses on the whole package of verbal AND nonverbal communication *Organizes her social media NOT as a business building tool, but as a credibility building strategy. Learn more about Jill: www.thedynamiccommunicator.com Follow Jill on Instagram: @DynamicJill Learn more about Power Partners Coaching: www.powerpartnerscoaching.com  

New Abolitionists Radio
New Abolitionists Radio: Rep. John Lewis Minimizes Mass Incarceration With A Respectability Tweet #GoodTrouble

New Abolitionists Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 10, 2019 59:30


Rep John Lewis, Democrat (D-GA 5th District) since 1987, has a long history in the US Congress. During that long history, he has voted against…

Leadership Behind the Scenes
[EP 10] Your impatience minimizes your Leadership Power and 3 things to ground your power

Leadership Behind the Scenes

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 9, 2019 14:26


Sales Leadership Radio
A Process Minimizes Sales Anxiety

Sales Leadership Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2019 11:09


As salespeople we know we need to follow a sales process to be efficient and successful. The real value to following a process is that it minimizes anxiety, putting you in a better frame of mind when you’re with the customer. And the customer senses this, helping make them more receptive to your message.

Tech of Business
040: [Deep Dive] Zapier: The Single Best Way to Un-Silo-Ify Your Tools

Tech of Business

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2018 17:29


This deep dive episode is all about Zapier. In episode 34, when I presented the Tech Stack Framework. I talked about un-silo-ifying your tools. Zapier is one of the mechanisms by which we can accomplish this goal. Zapier acts as a broker or middle man between your different online tools… And it's smart too. Zaps can be super simple, connecting one tool to another. Examples of this are When someone books a call with you via acuity scheduling, add them to your Active Campaign email list When someone buys your Thinkific course send yourself a text message When someone finishes a Thinkific chapter, update a user field in Mailchimp There are two sides to each of these zaps, the trigger and the action.... In each of these cases, the trigger is initiated by a human, interacting with a system that you are using in your business. And the action automatically does something else within your systems. It helps to streamline processes so that your tools work better together. Zapier interacts with your systems through what is called the API – the Application Program Interface. But we're not going all technical... so let's move on ;) The nice thing about Zapier is that it gets to know all that crazy computer speak and presents it to users as intuitive actionable steps. In the first draft of this episode, here's where I was going to, probably painfully, take you through setting up a zap so that you could see all the magic of Zapier. But on second thought (after a fantastic night sleep!) I reminded myself that you don't need the nitty gritty on the podcast. My job on the podcast is to help you understand how a tool may or may not fit into your business and help you determine how to bring it into the fold. Let's look at where Zapier fits on the tech stack framework and then we'll get back into more business-advancing tactics that Zapier is perfectly suited for. Zapier fits in the second layer of the pyramid – the support layer. Tools on this layer support your base tools to help your business run smoother. Sure, our businesses can run without Zapier but when setup properly it will free up time and money that is currently being spent on administrative tasks and parlay that effort into higher value and revenue generating activities. I recommend investing in Zapier. The starter level allows you to have 20 automations running at any time and these can be more robust and complicated than the examples I gave above. Instead of a single action based on the trigger, there could be several actions and filters applied. My favorite demonstration of this is extending our first example from earlier “When someone books a call with you via acuity scheduling, add them to your Active Campaign email list.” Instead of stopping at adding them to Active Campaign, we can continue along and (2) create a task in Trello that reminds us to send a follow up email one day after the call. It could then go on to (3) setup your note taking tool so that it is ready for the call and (4) start a proposal inside Panda Doc. And a final Zapier action could be to (5) add a card in Trello for your VA to do whatever pre-work might be required. See there are so many things that the one Acuity event can trigger – and this is really just scratching the surface. A couple of points I want to make about that hypothetical zap… I prefer to set follow up tasks in your project management tool as an actionable task rather than setting up an appointment directly on the calendar (which is totally an option too.) Because, I like to keep the calendar setup for work blocks and open appointments by adding this reminder email action to the calendar, it makes that tool a tad messier. This same process could be used with other software, this was just an example The key to a successful multi-part zap is proper setup of the individual systems Zapier has a couple of built in functions that are the main reason I recommend paying for the tool instead of using the free level (which I don't think I mentioned, restricts you to one trigger à one action zaps). The two built in functions that I use regularly are: Delay Filter Delay allows an action to be taken after a certain amount of time. I used this when I wanted to give a second Thinkific course as a gift to a client 3 days after they purchased the original course. The key of course is to put the delay after all the immediate actions. Filter is a way to make it so that some events that trigger a particular zap make it to a given action. Let's say that you have a trigger that is based upon a new line being added to a Google Sheet. You want to add each instance of that into Trello but only those that have a score of 100 or are going to trigger a text message to you as well. The filter would be placed after the Trello action and then the text message would only proceed after the filter was tested. Rows in your Google Sheet will all get over to Trello but only some will have a text message sent to you. Every business could benefit from Zapier… perhaps your systems do not have a direct integration, or the integration through Zapier is more robust and works better for your needs. Some of the benefits to Zapier, particularly when we invoke sequences beyond the if this then that are: More immediate results Minimizes mistakes caused by manual work Keeps the right people involved at each step of the process Creates a stronger connection between the disparate elements of your tech stack Keeps all integrations in one place Makes it outsourceable On the Starter level of Zapier, your triggers are set to be checked every 15 minutes. But if you know a trigger was hit, you can run them manually. While I think anyone can get into Zapier and start automating things. I implore you to look at your business to see if this is a good next step for you to take on yourself. Zapier is one of the core tools I use with my clients during our Tech Stack Blueprint work. It makes the process of understanding your tools to create a strong tech foundation that much easier. We create the roadmap upon which you can confidently expand your business. While each business is different, in general, I will setup a zap that takes your email marketing platform to the next level. It may be like above where we add people who sign up for an information session with you to your email list, or it may be connecting your webinar or seminar software back to emails. And if you're already using a direct integration between a tool and your email marketing system, we may remove the direct integration so that we can do a multi-step process through Zapier. There are three takeaways from this episode… Zapier is a tool to un-silo-ify your tools Think outside the box when you're working with a Zapier professional to truly maximize the throughput of the tool The tech we use in our businesses is there to support us, if you don't think you can do it alone, ask for help from a trusted adviser Most of my clients don't need to know what I have setup for them in Zapier. And that's the truth about building a solid tech foundation – you as the business owner are able to dream and create and inspire and make a difference – your tech is there to make sure that your dream take shape, your creations and inspiration reach their target audience and you have a place to make a difference from. Take a few moments to think about and look at your tech. Give yourself a few minutes to uncover how it makes you feel. Then send me an email jaime@techofbusiness.com to start a new tech-confident chapter of your business! With tech-confidence comes greater freedom, the ability to make more money and impact more people with your products and services. I cannot wait to work with you. We'll follow the Tech Stack Framework together and give Zapier a rightful home in the support layer of your Tech Stack Blueprint. Email me at jaime@techofbusiness.com to get started. Connect with Jaime Instagram: @techofbusiness Twitter: @techofbusiness Facebook: @yourbiztech LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jaimeslutzky/ Email: jaime@techofbusiness.com

Tech of Business
040: [Deep Dive] Zapier: The Single Best Way to Un-Silo-Ify Your Tools

Tech of Business

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2018 17:29


This deep dive episode is all about Zapier. In episode 34, when I presented the Tech Stack Framework. I talked about un-silo-ifying your tools. Zapier is one of the mechanisms by which we can accomplish this goal. Zapier acts as a broker or middle man between your different online tools… And it's smart too. Zaps can be super simple, connecting one tool to another. Examples of this are When someone books a call with you via acuity scheduling, add them to your Active Campaign email list When someone buys your Thinkific course send yourself a text message When someone finishes a Thinkific chapter, update a user field in Mailchimp There are two sides to each of these zaps, the trigger and the action.... In each of these cases, the trigger is initiated by a human, interacting with a system that you are using in your business. And the action automatically does something else within your systems. It helps to streamline processes so that your tools work better together. Zapier interacts with your systems through what is called the API – the Application Program Interface. But we're not going all technical... so let's move on ;) The nice thing about Zapier is that it gets to know all that crazy computer speak and presents it to users as intuitive actionable steps. In the first draft of this episode, here’s where I was going to, probably painfully, take you through setting up a zap so that you could see all the magic of Zapier. But on second thought (after a fantastic night sleep!) I reminded myself that you don’t need the nitty gritty on the podcast. My job on the podcast is to help you understand how a tool may or may not fit into your business and help you determine how to bring it into the fold. Let’s look at where Zapier fits on the tech stack framework and then we’ll get back into more business-advancing tactics that Zapier is perfectly suited for. Zapier fits in the second layer of the pyramid – the support layer. Tools on this layer support your base tools to help your business run smoother. Sure, our businesses can run without Zapier but when setup properly it will free up time and money that is currently being spent on administrative tasks and parlay that effort into higher value and revenue generating activities. I recommend investing in Zapier. The starter level allows you to have 20 automations running at any time and these can be more robust and complicated than the examples I gave above. Instead of a single action based on the trigger, there could be several actions and filters applied. My favorite demonstration of this is extending our first example from earlier “When someone books a call with you via acuity scheduling, add them to your Active Campaign email list.” Instead of stopping at adding them to Active Campaign, we can continue along and (2) create a task in Trello that reminds us to send a follow up email one day after the call. It could then go on to (3) setup your note taking tool so that it is ready for the call and (4) start a proposal inside Panda Doc. And a final Zapier action could be to (5) add a card in Trello for your VA to do whatever pre-work might be required. See there are so many things that the one Acuity event can trigger – and this is really just scratching the surface. A couple of points I want to make about that hypothetical zap… I prefer to set follow up tasks in your project management tool as an actionable task rather than setting up an appointment directly on the calendar (which is totally an option too.) Because, I like to keep the calendar setup for work blocks and open appointments by adding this reminder email action to the calendar, it makes that tool a tad messier. This same process could be used with other software, this was just an example The key to a successful multi-part zap is proper setup of the individual systems Zapier has a couple of built in functions that are the main reason I recommend paying for the tool instead of using the free level (which I don’t think I mentioned, restricts you to one trigger à one action zaps). The two built in functions that I use regularly are: Delay Filter Delay allows an action to be taken after a certain amount of time. I used this when I wanted to give a second Thinkific course as a gift to a client 3 days after they purchased the original course. The key of course is to put the delay after all the immediate actions. Filter is a way to make it so that some events that trigger a particular zap make it to a given action. Let’s say that you have a trigger that is based upon a new line being added to a Google Sheet. You want to add each instance of that into Trello but only those that have a score of 100 or are going to trigger a text message to you as well. The filter would be placed after the Trello action and then the text message would only proceed after the filter was tested. Rows in your Google Sheet will all get over to Trello but only some will have a text message sent to you. Every business could benefit from Zapier… perhaps your systems do not have a direct integration, or the integration through Zapier is more robust and works better for your needs. Some of the benefits to Zapier, particularly when we invoke sequences beyond the if this then that are: More immediate results Minimizes mistakes caused by manual work Keeps the right people involved at each step of the process Creates a stronger connection between the disparate elements of your tech stack Keeps all integrations in one place Makes it outsourceable On the Starter level of Zapier, your triggers are set to be checked every 15 minutes. But if you know a trigger was hit, you can run them manually. While I think anyone can get into Zapier and start automating things. I implore you to look at your business to see if this is a good next step for you to take on yourself. Zapier is one of the core tools I use with my clients during our Tech Stack Blueprint work. It makes the process of understanding your tools to create a strong tech foundation that much easier. We create the roadmap upon which you can confidently expand your business. While each business is different, in general, I will setup a zap that takes your email marketing platform to the next level. It may be like above where we add people who sign up for an information session with you to your email list, or it may be connecting your webinar or seminar software back to emails. And if you’re already using a direct integration between a tool and your email marketing system, we may remove the direct integration so that we can do a multi-step process through Zapier. There are three takeaways from this episode… Zapier is a tool to un-silo-ify your tools Think outside the box when you’re working with a Zapier professional to truly maximize the throughput of the tool The tech we use in our businesses is there to support us, if you don’t think you can do it alone, ask for help from a trusted adviser Most of my clients don’t need to know what I have setup for them in Zapier. And that’s the truth about building a solid tech foundation – you as the business owner are able to dream and create and inspire and make a difference – your tech is there to make sure that your dream take shape, your creations and inspiration reach their target audience and you have a place to make a difference from. Take a few moments to think about and look at your tech. Give yourself a few minutes to uncover how it makes you feel. Then send me an email jaime@techofbusiness.com to start a new tech-confident chapter of your business! With tech-confidence comes greater freedom, the ability to make more money and impact more people with your products and services. I cannot wait to work with you. We’ll follow the Tech Stack Framework together and give Zapier a rightful home in the support layer of your Tech Stack Blueprint. Email me at jaime@techofbusiness.com to get started. Connect with Jaime Instagram: @techofbusiness Twitter: @techofbusiness Facebook: @yourbiztech LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jaimeslutzky/ Email: jaime@techofbusiness.com

AWS re:Invent 2018
ARC338: How AWS Minimizes the Blast Radius of Failures

AWS re:Invent 2018

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2018 50:05


At AWS, we obsess over operational excellence. We have a deep understanding of system availability, informed by over a decade of experience operating the cloud and our roots of operating Amazon.com for nearly a quarter-century. One thing we've learned is that failures come in many forms, some expected, and some unexpected. It's vital to build from the ground up and embrace failure. A core consideration is how to minimize the "blast radius" of any failures. In this talk, we discuss a range of blast radius reduction design techniques that we employ, including cell-based architecture, shuffle-sharding, availability zone independence, and region isolation. We also discuss how blast radius reduction infuses our operational practices.

Met Church
Pain Minimizes Me

Met Church

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2018 38:30


Pastor Bill Ramsey and Pastor Rob Johnson continue our series “Know Pain Know Gain” with a message about how the painful experiences in life can humble us and teach us to just keep striving towards God.

Met Church
Pain Minimizes Me

Met Church

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2018 38:31


Pastor Bill Ramsey and Pastor Rob Johnson continue our series “Know Pain Know Gain” with a message about how the painful experiences in life can humble us and teach us to just keep striving towards God.

Choir Ninja, with Ryan Guth
CN Rewind: 8 must-do’s for choral directors in December, with Amanda Simon and Ryan Guth

Choir Ninja, with Ryan Guth

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2017 42:49


In December especially, choral directors spend their days focused on serving others so much that they often neglect their own needs. Here are some ways to stay charged in the coming weeks until Christmas! You have to take care of yourself before you can take care of others. You have so many in your choirs who depend on your gifts to get them through this often very difficult season. You have the potential to help heal the pain of loss or loneliness that some people feel at this time. It make take extra energy, compassion, and patience in order to serve the members of your choir in a time when energy, compassion, and patience are in short supply. [Subscribe on iTunes] [Subscribe on Android]   Highlight to Tweet: “Pee clear, pee often.” - Amanda Simon Show Notes: This is a long, but incredibly rewarding season. Remember to keep these items in mind to maximize the rewards of your work and stay present with those who need you! Keep in mind: You’re a servant and a leader year-round and especially in December! Wake up with a sense of duty and be grateful! You get to do what you love, and get paid for it. You will make audience members’ days/months/years with your musical offerings. You’ll touch people that you’ll never meet and in ways that you’ll never know. You’re giving families a reason to get together and celebrate with each other for potentially the only time in a year. Your duty IS your escape from December. If you do it well, you won’t need an escape, because your soul will be fed by what you do. Thank your family for supporting you/putting up with you by… smiling (sometimes you fake it till you make it so your brain believes your happy – See distress tolerance techniques). showing more affection to your loved ones/significant other. hugging your kids and reading them bedtime stories every night you can. reschedule dinner at a new common time with your loved ones so that you don’t miss that very essential part of your life. Follow these nutrition guidelines to stay on top of your game Avoid fast food. If necessary, choose healthy options. Eat a big breakfast PROTEIN/COMPLEX CARBS: Eggs scramble (loaded with avocado and veggies like spinach, peppers, tomatoes) Cook in healthy oils such as coconut oil or avocado oil Oatmeal Berries Smoothie (banana, peanut butter, almond milk, with optional protein powder) BUY A NUTRIBULLET Stay prepared Pack your meals (lunch or dinner) if you won’t be home to make them Carry snacks with you, so you don’t end at in the vending machine Protein bar (like Quest or Luna bars) with less than 10g of sugar Mixed nuts (packs like Trader Joe’s) Apples for appetite suppression “Batch prepare” your meals Stay hydrated (pee clear and often) It’ll keep you full Heightens energy Keeps the voice working Minimizes the chance of stress headaches Aids in proper digestion Releases toxins Remember, it’s okay to say no… to requests that may derail your momentum to substances that may slow you down feeling guilty when you’re not working Don’t give up on exercise If you don’t have a regular routine, you can look up 15 minute exercises on YouTube to do naked in your bedroom before school. Get sleep 7-8 hours/per night – especially before performances Your DVR is your best friend You can catch up on your shows during the Christmas break Sleep in a dark room Lavender on the pillow Use meditations like these to fall asleep In the case of a meltdown Go back to gratitude. Close your eyes and do this meditation. (Warning: Bad Language) Breathe in for 4 counts, hold for 2, breathe out for 6. Do a grounding exercise 5 things you see 4 things your hear 3 things you feel 2 things you smell 1 thing you taste Bio: Having spent most of his middle and high school career in detention, Ryan Guth loves to speak to audiences about ways for choral directors to engage the seemingly un-engageable. Ryan learned fearlessness and indomitable spirit from a young age through many years studying the martial arts while also pursuing music – especially the time in middle school when he tried to break a board with his head in front his entire ninth grade class and failed spectacularly.He believes the best choir directors face challenges head-on (no pun intended), are solutions-oriented, and take full responsibility forall aspects of their program.  Ryan’s most popular and surprisingly positive article “Your Choir Sucks Because You Suck” was shared over 2,200 times in 48 hours, and has since become his manifesto, mantra, and the platform that his work was built upon. Through his first podcast, Find Your Forte, Ryan connected thousands of weekly listeners with some of the most brilliant minds in choral music such as Helmuth Rilling, Patrick Quigley, Joseph Flummerfelt, James Bass, and 80-plus others. He recognizes the fact we become the best when we learn from the best.Ryan Guth recently created the Choir Ninja podcast to share solutions with middle and high school choral directors so they learn to work smarter – not harder. That’s why he focuses on sharing what works in choral programs across Choir Nation in a way that makes running a great choral program approachable, fun, and rewarding. When not dressing up in his ninja jammies or buffing his diploma from Westminster Choir College, Ryan is a financial advisor in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Before that, he spent a decade building a large middle school program and six-figure-choral-ensemble-based-for-profit-business in central New Jersey. He is also the founder and sole member of the Hyphenation Club of America.Ryan enjoys getting lost outdoors with his beautiful fiancé, Amanda, and pitbull-lab Sasha. He also dislikes socks and only wears them when absolutely necessary. This bio was sponsored by Gold Bond Powder. Resources/links Mentioned: Choir Nation group on Facebook Email Patreon - Support the podcast! Sponsored by: Sight Reading Factory (Use promo code “NINJA” at checkout for 10 free student accounts!)     My Music Folders (Use promo code “NINJA” at checkout for “last column” or best pricing - usually reserved for bulk purchases only!)    

Spectrum
White House Minimizes While Congress Ducks Latest Trump-Russia Legal Action

Spectrum

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2017 39:49


After two 12 count indictments were issued against former Trump Campaign Manager Paul Manafort and his deputy Rick Gates, a guilty plea of a Trump Campaign security advisor was unveiled on Monday. Washington DC was buzzing with strategizing, gossiping, and worrying. George Papadopolous, part of the Trump Security Group, admitted to communicating with Russians who promised Hillary Clinton’s emails after he initially lied about it to the FBI. It also was verified by court papers that Papadopolous had been involved in “proactive cooperation” with the FBI since July 2017. This put Russian involvement into the middle of the Trump campaign as the President continued to tweet that there was “no collusion.” Special Counsel Robert Mueller had struck his first visible blow. Speculation now runs rampant as to what will come next and what political and legal positions should be taken in anticipation of Mueller’s next step. Philip Elliott, Washington correspondent for TIME, described to Spectrum the current positions of the White House and also described congressional response. The White House is characterizing the alleged crimes of Manafort and Gates as all occurring prior to being associated with the Trump campaign and therefore, not related. The President, it is reported, even felt relief after the first indictments were made public. However, that relief was short-lived and after hearing of the Papadopolous plea he became so angry and volatile that staffers were avoiding him – even in hallways, according to Elliott. President Trump, in tweets Tuesday, echoed the Monday statements of White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders demeaning Papadopolous as a young, low-level volunteer and a proven liar. Elliott says that despite the White House public bravado that staffers are quite concerned about their potential legal liabilities and are “leaking” information like never before. While the White House engages the public on the Mueller actions, Congress is trying to duck public comment as much as possible, Elliott says. Democrats are calling for protections of Mueller’s position and Republicans are saying that they are not going to be distracted by the latest legal actions. Instead, House Speaker Paul Ryan claims he will be singularly focused on tax reform. Elliott notes that members of Congress from both parties are still playing the waiting-game to determine how much trouble the President and his campaign will ultimately be in as a result of Mueller’s investigations. He also notes the dual Congressional investigations are still ongoing. He says the next big issue to watch will be the Russian involvement in Social Media.

Between The Rows
A father and son invention that minimizes lost grain at harvest, a report on prairie fires and a look at markets

Between The Rows

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2017 21:17


The Western Producer’s Barb Glen reports on prairie fires in southeast Alberta, Grainews field editor Lisa Guenther looks at a father and son invention that minimizes lost grain at harvest and Commodity News Service Canada’s Phil Franz-Warkentin looks at the markets. Hosted by Ed White.

Choir Ninja, with Ryan Guth
8 must-do's for choral directors in December, with Amanda Simon and Ryan Guth

Choir Ninja, with Ryan Guth

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2016 37:23


In December especially, choral directors spend their days focused on serving others so much that they often neglect their own needs. Here are some ways to stay charged in the coming weeks until Christmas! Listen   Notes This is a long, but incredibly rewarding season. Remember to keep these items in mind to maximize the rewards of your work and stay present with those who need you! Keep in mind: You’re a servant and a leader year-round and especially in December! Stay mission-oriented and I PROMISE you’ll be glad you did! You have to take care of yourself before you can take care of others. You have so many in your choirs who depend on your gifts to get them through this often very difficult season. You have the potential to help heal the pain of loss or loneliness that some people feel at this time. It make take extra energy, compassion, and patience in order to serve the members of your choir in a time when energy, compassion, and patience are in short supply. Wake up with a sense of duty and be grateful! You get to do what you love, and get paid for it. You will make audience members’ days/months/years with your musical offerings. You’ll touch people that you’ll never meet and in ways that you’ll never know. You’re giving families a reason to get together and celebrate with each other for potentially the only time in a year. Your duty IS your escape from December. If you do it well, you won’t need an escape, because your soul will be fed by what you do. Thank your family for supporting you/putting up with you by… smiling (sometimes you fake it till you make it so your brain believes your happy - See distress tolerance techniques). showing more affection to your loved ones/significant other. hugging your kids and reading them bedtime stories every night you can. reschedule dinner at a new common time with your loved ones so that you don’t miss that very essential part of your life. Follow these nutrition guidelines to stay on top of your game Avoid fast food. If necessary, choose healthy options. May be pricey, but worth it when you’re not napping at 3pm. Eat a big breakfast PROTEIN/COMPLEX CARBS Eggs scramble (loaded with avocado and veggies like spinach, peppers, tomatoes) Cook in healthy oils such as coconut oil or avocado oil Oatmeal Berries Smoothie (banana, peanut butter, almond milk, with optional protein powder) BUY A NUTRIBULLET Stay prepared Pack your meals (lunch or dinner) if you won’t be home to make them Carry snacks with you, so you don’t end at in the vending machine Protein bar (like Quest or Luna bars) with less than 10g of sugar Mixed nuts (packs like Trader Joe’s) Apples for appetite suppression “Batch prepare” your meals Stay hydrated (pee clear and often) It’ll keep you full Heightens energy Keeps the voice working Minimizes the chance of stress headaches Aids in proper digestion Releases toxins You get it... Remember, it’s okay to say no... to requests that may derail your momentum to substances that may slow you down feeling guilty when you’re not working Don’t give up on exercise If you don’t have a regular routine, you can look up 15 minute exercises on YouTube to do naked in your bedroom before school. Get sleep 7-8 hours/per night - especially before performances Your DVR is your best friend You can catch up on your shows during the Christmas break Sleep in a dark room Lavender on the pillow Use meditations like these to fall asleep In the case of a meltdown Go back to gratitude. Close your eyes and do this meditation. (Warning: Bad Language) Breathe in for 4 counts, hold for 2, breathe out for 6. Do a grounding exercise 5 things you see 4 things your hear 3 things you feel 2 things you smell 1 thing you taste Support the show on

Orchestrating Success
OS 018 - Stupid Leadership Traps #2: Managing vs Leading

Orchestrating Success

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2016 9:50


Life is divided into three terms - that which was, which is, and which will be. Let us learn from the past to profit by the present, and from the present, to live better in the future. - William Wordsworth Profit is not about the money. This is leadership redefined. Read the transcripts at hughballoupodcast.com You manage things; you lead people. —Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper This is a curious debate. Many in academia use management as the title for business leadership programs. For example, a well-known large university in my town offers a degree in management in the business school and allows for a minor in leadership, which is under the college of life sciences and agriculture. Fortunately, the professor leading that program understands leadership and knows how to apply it in a practical way. I don’t feel that a degree in management qualifies a person to lead an organization, a team, or a project. Its basis is in other areas. As Stephen Covey points out, we manage time and lead people…we manage money and lead people…we manage project implementation and lead people…we manage things and lead people. There is a distinct difference. Managing people fits an autocratic leadership style and not a transformational leadership style. It can be a form of overfunctioning. Top down leadership that is autocratic minimizes the synergy of the team. Here’s a simple chart of my thoughts on the differences: Topic Leader Manager Style Transformational Transactional Direction Engages Demands Conflict Addresses Avoids Risk Takes Minimizes Affirmations Gives Takes Concern Helps others to be right Being right Blame Neutralizes Blames others Energy Passion Control Power Influence Authority Focus Leading Managing Seeks Consensus Mandate Decisions Facilitates Makes Culture Collaborative Authoritative Activity Delegates Micromanages Horizon Short-Term within Long-Term Short-Term Creates Leaders on teams Puppets Engages Followers Subordinates Rules Uses principles Uses rules Pathway Creates new Uses existing Systems Utilizes Avoids Persona Focus on vision and values Focus on self As you see, there is a significant difference in these two paradigms. Effective leadership requires healthy self-esteem, confidence, and constantly evolving skills. Hugh Ballou The Transformational Leadership Strategist TM Subscribe to The Transformational Leadership Strategist by Email   (c) 2015 Hugh Ballou. All rights reserved.

Primary Concerns
Jamelle Bouie on How White Media Minimizes Racism

Primary Concerns

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2016 50:21


Slate's Chief Political Correspondent Jamelle Bouie describes how he sees journalists underestimate the real stakes and potential consequences of a Trump presidency on people of color.

On The House with The Carey Bros
On The House-May 28, 2016: Garage Fire Safety - Common Sense Minimizes Risk

On The House with The Carey Bros

Play Episode Listen Later May 28, 2016 38:02


James and Morris Carey share their experiences as award-winning, licensed contractors through their popular weekly radio program, On the House. With wit, enthusiasm and clarity, the Carey Brothers offer money-saving tips on building, remodeling, and repairing homes.

Dentistry’s Ideal Practices Podcast | Dental Practice Management | Exclusively for Dentists
ETHICAL SHORTCUT: #1 Proven Step for Docs to Become Better Business Owner

Dentistry’s Ideal Practices Podcast | Dental Practice Management | Exclusively for Dentists

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 12, 2016 61:03


If you’ve ever wanted to ethically shortcut your path to success in practice-ownership, you need to focus only on the best, PROVEN concepts. But the question becomes: HOW? Today, you’ll learn the ethical shortcut for dentists across the country. You’ll learn how other docs multiply their knowledge 100 times over. When you listen to today’s guest, Dr. Mark Costes, you’ll hear how you can capture the best, proven knowledge to grow your practice. Learn how Dr. Costes… - Grew more than half a dozen practices and a million-dollar personal income - Multiplies knowledge by 100 times over for motivated doctors - Didn’t get into dental school until HIS 20TH APPLICATION! - Predicts the TOP PRIORITIES for private practice owners for this decade - Minimizes risk while increasing success - Gives back to his community while getting “free press” - Keeps PATIENT CARE as the tip priority Listen today and learn to increase your knowledge 100 times over! Jayme BONUS RESOURCES: 1. Hear Dr. Costes in-person at the Dental Success Summit www.dentalsuccesssummit.com 2. Learn to Open A STARTUP PRACTICE Successfully at the Startup Practice Blueprint Course…only a few seats remain! http://idealpractices.com/course