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ITmedia PC USER
AmazonがDolby Vision QI対応「Fire TV Omni QLED」を発表 米国とカナダで販売

ITmedia PC USER

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2022 0:43


AmazonがDolby Vision QI対応「Fire TV Omni QLED」を発表 米国とカナダで販売。 Amazonは10月27日(米国太平洋夏時間)、新型スマートTV「Fire TV Omni QLED」を発表した。65型と75型の2サイズを用意しており、米国およびカナダで販売される。米国のAmazon.comにおける販売価格は65型モデルが959.98ドル(約13万8600円)、75型モデルが1299.98ドル(約18万7700円)となっている(共に4年拡張保証付き)。

Le fil initiative
Mobilité douce dans un fauteuil

Le fil initiative

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 3:18


durée : 00:03:18 - Esprit d'initiative - par : Emmanuel Moreau - Se déplacer est souvent une galère pour les personnes en fauteuil roulant. L'entreprise OMNI a trouvé une solution originale pour conjuguer fauteuil et mobilité douce en le couplant avec une trottinette électrique.

CoTalks by Kubb&co
Lessons learned when marketing & sales went digital w/ Henrik Spandet

CoTalks by Kubb&co

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 49:56


Wholesale B2B. Wholesale B2C. From push to pull and then back again. NOS. Live-stream shopping. Physical retail. Multi-brand online retail. The in-store experience. Social media. Personal shopping. Offline multi-brand retailing. Department stores. Brand building. Omni-channel.    Companies have a buffé of sales and marketing decisions to make. Which one is the right one? Is there a right one? We've invited Henrik Spandet, international expert in sales and marketing with +30 years of experience, to guide us through the digital evolution of sales and marketing and how we've reached a scenario where physical and online don't have to compete but can build on top of each other.    Give this episode a listen if you want to  Learn what a multi-brand environment is  Hear how you effectively enter a new market  Discover the interplay between physical and online stores Use social media as a sales tool  Tap into showrooming and webrooming  Gain some insights into Omni-channel   Bring knowledge from an expert into your business    Thank you for listening to the Social Media Sucks podcast

Ready Set Pwn - A Vancouver Titans Overwatch League Podcast

Last week the RSP crew had some high hopes for the Vancouver Titans and the Toronto Defiant going into the weekend. Yet this week, Chris and Omni are all sorts of depressed after the four performances (or three if you believe Omni). After reacting to what the heck actually took place, the pair also talk about all the Overwatch 2 news that broke since the last episode. Follow us on Twitter! Support us on Patreon! Join us on Discord! A huge shout-out to Burn7 on Soundcloud for the awesome track, Heroes Never Die Music used under a Creative Commons licence. This podcast is powered by Pinecast. Try Pinecast for free, forever, no credit card required. If you decide to upgrade, use coupon code r-d07915 for 40% off for 4 months, and support Ready Set Pwn.

OMNIpages
Philipp Walter - Mehr Sein, als Schein – Wer bin ich wirklich? Und was hat E-Sports damit zu tun?

OMNIpages

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 55:37


Er war Head of Marketing bei Under Armour, davor Brand Manager bei Adidas und dann hat er sich kurz vor der Coronakrise selbstständig gemacht, um ein Start-Up in der Gaming Branche zu gründen. Philipp Walter ist CEO und Gründer der Gamers Academy in München - eine Art Uni für Gamer. Warum er sich auf dem Weg in die Selbstständigkeit für den eSport entschieden hat, wie er die Zukunft von E-Sport einschätzt und welche Summen man als E-Sport Profi verdienen kann, darüber sprechen wir mit Philipp! Seid gespannt, was Philipp sonst noch auf Lager hat und welchen „Lifehack für die Birne“ ihr von ihm bekommt.

The Real Estate Investing Club
The Cash-Flow Breakfast Club with Omni Casey (The Real Estate Investing Club #270)

The Real Estate Investing Club

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 25:16


Want to become financially free through real estate? Check out our eBook to learn how to jump start a cash flowing real estate portfolio here https://www.therealestateinvestingclub.com/real-estate-wealth-bookIn this episode of The Real Estate Investing Club I interview Omni Casey, Omni has been a real estate investor, broker, and coach for nearly 20 years. His real estate career started in Hawaii where he grew up. Over the last 10+ years, he and his family have lived in Northern Virginia and have been very active in both growing their real estate investment portfolio and growing a top performing real estate team and office in Loudoun County Virginia. With a passion for building wealth and helping others achieve financial freedom, Omni has coached hundreds of real estate investors, real estate agents and clients alike to create and execute a plan to grow their real estate business, grow their investment portfolio, or both. As a leader of a very large real estate team, Omni's main focus and goal is to help every team member achieve financial freedom through real estate investing. Over the years, he has adapted his roles, moving away from a traditional Broker role and now plays the roles of Financial Freedom Coach, Dream Advocate and Legacy Building Strategist.. Omni Casey is a real estate investor who has a great story to share and words of wisdom to impart for both beginning and veteran investors alike, so grab your pen and paper, buckle up and enjoy the ride. Want to get in contact with Omni Casey? Reach out at Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/omnitheinvestorguy/Instagram link: https://www.instagram.com/omnitheinvestorguy/Bio link here https://www.omnitheinvestorguy.com/new-leaf-redevelopers/Common speaking/training topics here https://www.omnitheinvestorguy.com/speaking/Linkedin link: https://www.linkedin.com/in/omnitheinvestorguy/Youtube link: https://www.youtube.com/c/OmniTheInvestorGuyEnjoy the show? Subscribe to the channel for all our upcoming real estate investor interviews and episodes.************************************************************************GET INVOLVED, CONNECTED & GROW YOUR REAL ESTATE BUSINESSLEARN -- Want to learn the ins and outs of real estate investing? Check out our book at https://www.therealestateinvestingclub.com/real-estate-wealth-bookCONNECT -- Want to join one of the most active Facebook Groups for Real Estate Investors? Click here to join: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2940993215976264PARTNER -- Want to partner on a deal or connect in person? Email the host Gabe Petersen at gabe@therealestateinvestingclub.com or reach out on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/gabe-petersen/GROW -- Want for us to bring you leads and run your real estate digital marketing? Reach out to our partner agency at https://www.therealestateinvestingclub.com/off-market-lead-generation-servicesWATCH -- Want to watch our YouTube channel? Click here: https://bit.ly/theREIshowMASTERY -- Want to learn hSupport the show

The Real Estate Investing Club
The Cash-Flow Breakfast Club with Omni Casey (The Real Estate Investing Club #270)

The Real Estate Investing Club

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 25:43


 Want to become financially free through real estate? Check out our eBook to learn how to jump start a cash flowing real estate portfolio here https://www.therealestateinvestingclub.com/real-estate-wealth-bookIn this episode of The Real Estate Investing Club I interview Omni Casey, Omni has been a real estate investor, broker, and coach for nearly 20 years. His real estate career started in Hawaii where he grew up. Over the last 10+ years, he and his family have lived in Northern Virginia and have been very active in both growing their real estate investment portfolio and growing a top performing real estate team and office in Loudoun County Virginia. With a passion for building wealth and helping others achieve financial freedom, Omni has coached hundreds of real estate investors, real estate agents and clients alike to create and execute a plan to grow their real estate business, grow their investment portfolio, or both. As a leader of a very large real estate team, Omni's main focus and goal is to help every team member achieve financial freedom through real estate investing. Over the years, he has adapted his roles, moving away from a traditional Broker role and now plays the roles of Financial Freedom Coach, Dream Advocate and Legacy Building Strategist.. Omni Casey is a real estate investor who has a great story to share and words of wisdom to impart for both beginning and veteran investors alike, so grab your pen and paper, buckle up and enjoy the ride. Want to get in contact with Omni Casey? Reach out at Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/omnitheinvestorguy/Instagram link: https://www.instagram.com/omnitheinvestorguy/Bio link here https://www.omnitheinvestorguy.com/new-leaf-redevelopers/Common speaking/training topics here https://www.omnitheinvestorguy.com/speaking/Linkedin link: https://www.linkedin.com/in/omnitheinvestorguy/Youtube link: https://www.youtube.com/c/OmniTheInvestorGuyEnjoy the show? Subscribe to the channel for all our upcoming real estate investor interviews and episodes.************************************************************************GET INVOLVED, CONNECTED & GROW YOUR REAL ESTATE BUSINESSLEARN -- Want to learn the ins and outs of real estate investing? Check out our book at https://www.therealestateinvestingclub.com/real-estate-wealth-bookCONNECT -- Want to join one of the most active Facebook Groups for Real Estate Investors? Click here to join: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2940993215976264PARTNER -- Want to partner on a deal or connect in person? Email the host Gabe Petersen at gabe@therealestateinvestingclub.com or reach out on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/gabe-petersen/GROW -- Want for us to bring you leads and run your real estate digital marketing? Reach out to our partner agency at https://www.therealestateinvestingclub.com/off-market-lead-generation-servicesWATCH -- Want to watch our YouTube channel? Click here: https://bit.ly/theREIshowMASTERY -- Want to learn Support the show

Omni Pod
Nyheterna 26 september 2022

Omni Pod

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 8:55


Senaste nytt från Omni med Martin Lindstam. Omni Pod samlar nyheter från hela världens medier och ger dig den perfekta sammanfattningen – så att du vet vad som händer. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

In Her Image: Finding Heavenly Mother in Scripture, Scholarship, the Arts, & Everyday Life
61. The Mother in LDS Theology with Dr. Val Larsen, Part 2

In Her Image: Finding Heavenly Mother in Scripture, Scholarship, the Arts, & Everyday Life

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2022 44:07 Very Popular


Jess and Dr. Val Larsen continue their conversation on how Dr. Larsen first started contemplating Heavenly Mother and what he has discovered through careful reading of the Book of Mormon and studying associated historical works. He suggests that Lehi and Nephi, along with Joseph Smith, received and worked to restore the pre-deuteronomistic, old religion of Abraham in their respective dispensations. As Dr. Larsen and contemporary scholars have found, this ancient religion believed in a divine Council of the Gods, including Heavenly Mother, Heavenly Father, and their Son Jesus Christ. This belief in separate embodied, glorified members of a Heavenly Family makes the theology of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints distinctive from other religions. Yet, as a church, we tend to deemphasize this point. Val suggests that this "Greater Apostasy" keeps us from fully worshiping the Divine Family, and that as we undo the removal of Heavenly Mother from our theology (which took place in the days of Josiah), we can continue to see the unfolding of the ongoing, modern-day restoration of the gospel of Jesus Christ and better help prepare the world for His Second Coming. Read Dr. Val Larsen's articles on Heavenly Mother here: "Hidden in Plain View: Mother in Heaven in Scripture" https://squaretwo.org/Sq2ArticleLarsenHeavenlyMother.html "First Visions and Last Sermons: Affirming Divine Sociality, Rejecting the Greater Apostasy" http://journal.interpreterfoundation.org/first-visions-and-last-sermons-affirming-divine-sociality-rejecting-the-greater-apostasy/ "Josiah to Zoram to Sherem to Jarom and the Big Little Book of Omni" https://journal.interpreterfoundation.org/josiah-to-zoram-to-sherem-to-jarom-and-the-big-little-book-of-omni/ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/inherimage/support

The Alien Probe Podcast
"Roswell the Final Verdict" Ep. 6 series wrap up

The Alien Probe Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2022 66:31


Doug and Dr. Bill Finalize the series "Roswell the Final Verdict". Omni Magazine rolls out is own investigative media "Project Open Book" where all can contribute to the apparent UFO/Extraterrestrial phenomena. Was this the nail in Omni's coffin as it mysteriously vaporizes without warning? The magazine wasn't dead yet but shortly after...#LueElizondo #LuisElizondo #elizondo #pentagon #uap #ufo #nieuwerevu #uapdisclosure #congres #ufo #ufology #vechtenmetmoszkowicz #vmm #maxmoszkowicz #moszkowicz #congresdisclosure #nuclearwarheads #coldwar #ufonews #ufoscoop #nytimes #ufosightings #uapsightings #pentagonufo #pentagonuap #ufodisclosure #jamesfox #thephenomenon #robertsalas #nukes #nukesufo #malmstromufo #ufonukes #malmstrom #robertosalas #pentagon #uap #ufo #uapdisclosure #congres #ufo #ufology #vechtenmetmoszkowicz #vmm #maxmoszkowicz #moszkowicz #congresdisclosure #coldwar #ufonews #ufoscoop #nytimes #ufosightings #uapsightings #pentagonufo #pentagonuap #ufodisclosure #jamesfox #thephenomenon #lueelizondo #uapnukes #ufology #unidentifiedaerialphenomena #robertsalasufo #ufosightings #jamescfox #jamesfox #thephenomenon #phenomenonfilm #180days #ufo #ufologie #pentagon #uap #ufo #uapdisclosure #congres #ufo #ufology #vechtenmetmoszkowicz #vmm #maxmoszkowicz #moszkowicz #congresdisclosure #nuclearwarheads #coldwar #ufonews #ufoscoop #nytimes #ufosightings #uapsightings #pentagonufo #pentagonuap #ufodisclosure #jamesfox #thephenomenon #theBIGPHONEHOME #UAPactnow #enduapsecrecy #luisjiminez #basrutten #ufomeldpunt #ufotwitter #uap #ufo #pentagonreport #pentagon #UAPactnow #EndUAPSecrecy #postmaloneufo #thedebrief #lueelizondo #ufodiscussion #NYTUFO #theproofisoutthere #historychannel #Harvardufo #ufooahu #hawaiiufo #ufonews #ufonews2021 #oahu #LAXjetpack #LAXfufo #historychannel #roswell #firstwitness #IsraelUFO #Elizondo Lue Elizondo #飞碟 #五角大楼报告 #披露 #divulgar #OVNI #НЛО #otchet #Pentagona #Oak Island उफौ, aria,l, अज्ञात, फ्लाइंग, ऑब्जेक्ट, प्राचीन इतिहास, प्राचीन, इतिहास, post, praveen, mohan uao UAP ufo UFO #UAP #meatloaf #louieanderson#Ukraine#Russia

Epicenter - Learn about Blockchain, Ethereum, Bitcoin and Distributed Technologies
Hyung Lee: Crescent Network – The Hybrid AMM/Orderbook Decentralized Exchange

Epicenter - Learn about Blockchain, Ethereum, Bitcoin and Distributed Technologies

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 76:15


Crescent is an AMM/Orderbook Hybrid Decentralized Exchange that allows trading inter-chain assets in a cost-efficient manner. Crescent is a sovereign Cosmos chain that was created after migrating the Gravity Dex from the Cosmos Hub. Crescent particularly focuses on efficient use of liquidity by giving powerful tools to market makers to use their capital and provide good prices for traders. We were joined by the founder of Crescent Network, Hyung Lee, to chat about his involvement in the Cosmos ecosystem, B Harvest, the Gravity DEX, and combining AMMs and orderbooks. We also hear about Crescent's roadmap and future role within the ecosystem.Topics covered in this episode:Hyung's background and how he got into crypto and the Cosmos ecosystemLaunching Crescent on its own chainThe vision for Crescent's role within the ecosystemLiquidity formation for the projectComparing AMM and orderbooks and the advantages/disadvantages of eachHow AMM and orderbooks have been combinedThe future of AMMsDifference between a market maker and a liquidity providerCross chain dex aggregationMEV and the interchain worldEpisode links: The Crescent EthosCrescent NetworkCrescent on TwitterHyung on TwitterSponsors: Omni: Access all of Web3 in one easy-to-use wallet! Earn and manage assets at once with Omni's built-in staking, yield vaults, bridges, swaps and NFT support.https://omni.app/ -This episode is hosted by Brian Fabian Crain & Felix Lutsch. Show notes and listening options: epicenter.tv/462

Vous m'en direz des nouvelles !
Stupeflip franchit à nouveau le mur du son

Vous m'en direz des nouvelles !

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 48:29


Vingt ans de carrière et le collectif Stupeflip, fondé par Julien Barthélémy, Stéphane Bellenger et Jean-Paul Michel, livre seulement son 5ème album. Une nouvelle aventure du Stupeflip CROU qui navigue entre réel et science-fiction, et continue d'explorer le mélange des genres entre rap, rock indé, culture pop et électro. Un disque ancré dans les années 1990, un retour aux sources toujours aussi bien maîtrisé. On pourrait dire que le nouvel album du collectif Stupeflip est un « OMNI », un Objet Musical Non Identifié. Le visage de King Ju est d'ailleurs toujours masqué, et sur la pochette de ce nouveau disque, son incarnation prend des allures de Don Quichotte sur une Rossinante hallucinée. Un peu punk, un peu rap, un peu électro-pop avec un soupçon de reggae, un projet singulier, musical et graphique, et une atmosphère dans laquelle la mort flirte avec l'autodérision. Singulier cocktail que celui de Stupeflip à travers ce cinquième album, cinq ans après le dernier. King-Ju est l'invité de VMDN pour nous présenter « Stup Forever » dans VMDN. L'album est sorti chez Dragon Accel/Modulor. Au menu de ce Café Gourmand Amélie Beaucour a rencontré, à l'occasion du Festival America, l'auteur américain Steven Graham Jones pour son roman  « Un bon indien est un indien mort » paru en France, aux éditions Rivages Fanny Bleichner est allée à la Foire foraine d'art contemporain au 104 à Paris. Une exposition pour attirer, créer du désir et de la folie par le biais de l'art contemporain. Sébastien Jédor a rencontré Bibi Tanga, le chanteur musicien français d'origine centrafricaine, influencé par la culture jazz, funk et afrobeat. Il est en concert ce vendredi soir (23 septembre 2022) à la Petite Halle de La Villette à Paris.

OMNIpages
Philipp Walter - Teaser - Mehr Sein, als Schein – Wer bin ich wirklich? Und was hat E-Sports damit zu tun?

OMNIpages

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 4:12


Er war Head of Marketing bei Under Armour, davor Brand Manager bei Adidas und dann hat er sich kurz vor der Coronakrise selbstständig gemacht, um ein Start-Up in der Gaming Branche zu gründen. Philipp Walter ist CEO und Gründer der Gamers Academy in München - eine Art Uni für Gamer. Warum er sich auf dem Weg in die Selbstständigkeit für den eSport entschieden hat, wie er die Zukunft von E-Sport einschätzt und welche Summen man als E-Sport Profi verdienen kann, darüber sprechen wir mit Philipp! Seid gespannt, was Philipp sonst noch auf Lager hat und welchen „Lifehack für die Birne“ ihr von ihm bekommt.

Web3 Breakdowns
Tom McLeod: Genius of the Commons - [Web3 Breakdowns, EP.39]

Web3 Breakdowns

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 48:13


This is Eric Golden and my guest today is Tom McLeod. Tom is the founder and executive director of Arkive, the first ever decentralized museum. We discuss Tom's early career in music and technology, the inspiration to start a museum, and the inner workings of the Arkive community - including voting, incentives, and ownership. Please enjoy my conversation with Tom.   For the full show notes, transcript, and links to the best content to learn more, check out the episode page here.   -----   This episode is brought to you by Coinbase Prime. Coinbase Prime combines advanced trading, battle-tested custody, financing, and prime services in a single solution. Clients have used our comprehensive investing platform to execute some of the largest trades in the industry because they are the only publicly-traded company with experience trading and custodying crypto assets at scale. Get started with Coinbase Prime today at coinbase.com/prime.   -----   Web3 Breakdowns is a property of Colossus, LLC. For more episodes of Web3 Breakdowns, visit joincolossus.com/episodes.   Stay up to date on all our podcasts by signing up to Colossus Weekly, our quick dive every Sunday highlighting the top business and investing concepts from our podcasts and the best of what we read that week. Sign up here.   Follow us on Twitter: @Web3Breakdowns | @ericgoldenx | @patrick_oshag    Show Notes [00:02:04] - [First question] - Having a vision to work with computers in the second grade [00:05:14] - Going from a child computer coder and starting an indie record label [00:07:00] - Working in a big music studio in the midst of the streaming and digital revolution  [00:09:22] - The road leading from Omni to Arkive  [00:13:02] - A high level sketch of Akrive and what their mission is   [00:14:17] - Finding pieces to fill this new approach to curating a museum  [00:16:15] - Who can become a member and vote for what makes it into the museum [00:18:55] - Community owned capital and community owned assets  [00:21:07] - How members can earn their Arkive points  [00:22:30] - Mechanics of voting and the curation community decisions [00:26:14] - Sourcing items of the caliber able to excite their participants   [00:27:49] - How they approach pricing and valuation for art and collectibles [00:29:48] - What it was like to hold the ENIAC patent for the first time [00:32:24] - Making sure items purchased can be seen by the public  [00:34:58] - Whether or not they plan to step outside of the viewable museum model  [00:37:09] - Plans to make fractional ownership and private investing possible  [00:39:09] - Advertising that they're hiring on-chain pricing oracles [00:41:45] - The likelihood of liquidity in light of exclusivity  [00:42:45] - Building out their own infrastructure and tools  [00:45:17] - What he's most excited to see built over the next six months and six years

Good Morning Korriban
Good Morning Korriban Episode 92

Good Morning Korriban

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 90:48


Sturm and Mikey cover Jabba's Kit, GAC, the Splicing of Mods and their views on this. DataCrons, Omni's and Sturm teaches Mikey the new search engines for mods. Did Mikey unlock Malgus or does he suck that bad? More importantly IS STURMBOCK STEPPING AWAY FOR GOOD!? All comments are read and discussed. The PEOPLE have spoken.

Omni Pod
Nyheterna 23 september 2022

Omni Pod

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 9:10


Senaste nytt från Omni med Martin Lindstam. Omni Pod samlar nyheter från hela världens medier och ger dig den perfekta sammanfattningen – så att du vet vad som händer. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Omni Pod
Nyheterna 22 september 2022

Omni Pod

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 8:41


Senaste nytt från Omni med Olivia Wikström. Omni Pod samlar nyheter från hela världens medier och ger dig den perfekta sammanfattningen – så att du vet vad som händer. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Ready Set Pwn - A Vancouver Titans Overwatch League Podcast

After getting home from the Summer Showdown in Toronto, TitansCord mod and Titans Superfan Samson sits down with Chris, Omni & Jordan to tell us how the event was for someone with boots on the ground. The four also discuss the upcoming Countdown Cup, if they think the Titans have a realistic path to the playins and whether the Defiant can lock in on the playoffs. And with all the news about Overwatch 2 hitting the scene hours after the last episode, they all have a few thoughts on what they understand to be available come October 4. Follow us on Twitter! Support us on Patreon! Join us on Discord! A huge shout-out to Burn7 on Soundcloud for the awesome track, Heroes Never Die Music used under a Creative Commons licence. This podcast is powered by Pinecast. Try Pinecast for free, forever, no credit card required. If you decide to upgrade, use coupon code r-d07915 for 40% off for 4 months, and support Ready Set Pwn.

Omni Pod
Nyheterna 21 september 2022

Omni Pod

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 9:28


Senaste nytt från Omni med Olivia Wikström. Omni Pod samlar nyheter från hela världens medier och ger dig den perfekta sammanfattningen – så att du vet vad som händer. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Omni Pod
Nyheterna 20 september 2022

Omni Pod

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 8:38


Senaste nytt från Omni med Olivia Wikström. Omni Pod samlar nyheter från hela världens medier och ger dig den perfekta sammanfattningen – så att du vet vad som händer. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Omni Pod
Nyheterna 19 september 2022

Omni Pod

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 7:57


Senaste nytt från Omni med Martin Lindstam. Omni Pod samlar nyheter från hela världens medier och ger dig den perfekta sammanfattningen – så att du vet vad som händer. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

In Her Image: Finding Heavenly Mother in Scripture, Scholarship, the Arts, & Everyday Life
60. The Mother in LDS Theology with Dr. Val Larsen: Part 1

In Her Image: Finding Heavenly Mother in Scripture, Scholarship, the Arts, & Everyday Life

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2022 43:21 Very Popular


In the previous episode, episode 59, Jess read "First Visions and Last Sermons: Affirming Divine Sociality, Rejecting the Greater Apostasy", written by Dr. Val Larsen and published in 2020. In this week's episode, Jess interviews Dr. Larsen on how he first started contemplating Heavenly Mother and what he has discovered through careful reading of the Book of Mormon and studying associated historical works. He suggests that Lehi and Nephi, along with Joseph Smith, received and worked to restore the pre-deuteronomistic, old religion of Abraham in their respective dispensations. As Dr. Larsen and contemporary scholars have found, this ancient religion believed in a divine Council of the Gods, including Heavenly Mother, Heavenly Father, and their Son Jesus Christ. This belief in separate embodied, glorified members of a Heavenly Family makes the theology of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints distinctive from other religions. Yet, as a church, we tend to deemphasize this point. Val suggests that this "Greater Apostasy" keeps us from fully worshiping the Divine Family, and that as we undo the removal of Heavenly Mother from our theology (which took place in the days of Josiah), we can continue to see the unfolding of the ongoing, modern-day restoration of the gospel of Jesus Christ and better help prepare the world for His Second Coming. Tune in next Sunday for part 2 of this conversation. Read Dr. Val Larsen's articles on Heavenly Mother here: "Hidden in Plain View: Mother in Heaven in Scripture" https://squaretwo.org/Sq2ArticleLarsenHeavenlyMother.html "First Visions and Last Sermons: Affirming Divine Sociality, Rejecting the Greater Apostasy" http://journal.interpreterfoundation.org/first-visions-and-last-sermons-affirming-divine-sociality-rejecting-the-greater-apostasy/ "Josiah to Zoram to Sherem to Jarom and the Big Little Book of Omni" https://journal.interpreterfoundation.org/josiah-to-zoram-to-sherem-to-jarom-and-the-big-little-book-of-omni/ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/inherimage/support

Omni Pod
Nyheterna 16 september 2022

Omni Pod

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 9:48


Senaste nytt från Omni med Martin Lindstam. Omni Pod samlar nyheter från hela världens medier och ger dig den perfekta sammanfattningen – så att du vet vad som händer. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Omni Pod
Nyheterna 15 september 2022

Omni Pod

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 9:26


Senaste nytt från Omni med Olivia Wikström. Omni Pod samlar nyheter från hela världens medier och ger dig den perfekta sammanfattningen – så att du vet vad som händer. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Ready Set Pwn - A Vancouver Titans Overwatch League Podcast
Episode 170: We Bit Off More Than We Could Chew

Ready Set Pwn - A Vancouver Titans Overwatch League Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 54:07


With a couple days of relfection since a great weekend of Overwatch League action, Chris, Omni and Jordan share a few extra thoughts on what they witnessed take place in Toronto. And with "leaks" of a supposed patch that tunes Junker Queen, the crew wonder if we'll see any real change to the meta going into the Countdown Cup. Wrapping up the episode is an interivew with Lucas Annunziata (Senior Environment Artist II) and Paul Warzecha (Lead Character Outsource Supervisor) to discuss New Queen Street and Sojourn. Follow us on Twitter! Support us on Patreon! Join us on Discord! A huge shout-out to Burn7 on Soundcloud for the awesome track, Heroes Never Die Music used under a Creative Commons licence. This podcast is powered by Pinecast. Try Pinecast for free, forever, no credit card required. If you decide to upgrade, use coupon code r-d07915 for 40% off for 4 months, and support Ready Set Pwn.

Omni Pod
Nyheterna 14 september 2022

Omni Pod

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 9:24


Senaste nytt från Omni med Olivia Wikström. Omni Pod samlar nyheter från hela världens medier och ger dig den perfekta sammanfattningen – så att du vet vad som händer. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Creating Wealth through Passive Apartment Investing
EP#286 Strategies to closing 46 properties in a year with Omni Casey

Creating Wealth through Passive Apartment Investing

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 32:33


Omni has been a real estate investor, broker, and coach for nearly 20 years. Omni has coached hundreds of real estate investors, real estate agents and clients alike to create and execute a plan to grow their real estate business, grow their investment portfolio, or both.  Over the years, he has adapted his roles, moving away from a traditional Broker role and now plays the roles of Financial Freedom Coach, Dream Advocate and Legacy Building Strategist.Episode Highlights- Achieving financial freedom- How Omni sources deals, raises capital and manages properties - Criteria for selecting a market for investments - The math around inflation and real estate investment - Details around Loudoun County Development project- Best and worst real estate investing experienceBook Recommended:- Miracle Morning Get in touch with Omni:Website: https://www.omnitheinvestorguy.com/  Grab your freebie - Tips for Multifamily Investing at www.ushacapital.comFound this episode insightful? Show us some love by spreading the word on social media or  rating and reviewing the show here - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/multifamily-ap360/id1522097213Follow Rama on socials!LinkedIn | Meta | Twitter | InstagramConnect to Rama KrishnaE-mail: info@ushacapital.comWebsite: www.ushacapital.co Mortgage Connects, an MGIC PodcastInsights and tips from top mortgage industry pros!Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify

CashFlow Pro
Starting Your Real Estate Portfolio with Omni Casey

CashFlow Pro

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 33:15


In the 128th episode of Cash Flow Pro, we talk with Omni Casey, founder of New Leaf Redevelopers. Omni has been a real estate investor, broker, and coach for nearly 20 years. Over the last 10+ years, he and his family moved from Hawaii to Northern Virginia and have been very active in growing their real estate investment portfolio.   He has coached hundreds of real estate investors, agents, and clients to create and execute a plan to grow their real estate businesses. Omni's focus and goal are to help every team member achieve financial freedom through real estate investing.     In this episode, we discuss: Curating a high-standard team High-end property management Selling your real estate portfolio and proper exit Starting a real estate podcast The Cash-Flow Breakfast Club: A Story and Manual The power of the word to mouth and networking   Make sure to tune in to this episode to find out more!   Find your flow, Casey Brown   Resources mentioned in this podcast: omnitheinvestorguy.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/omnitheinvestorguy/ https://www.instagram.com/omnitheinvestorguy/ Twitter @OmniInvestorGuy

Omni Pod
Nyheterna 13 september 2022

Omni Pod

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 8:47


Senaste nytt från Omni med Olivia Wikström. Omni Pod samlar nyheter från hela världens medier och ger dig den perfekta sammanfattningen – så att du vet vad som händer. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Monday Morning Book of Mormon Class with Kevin HInckley
Tales from the Lost 116 Pages: Journeys of Mosiah

Monday Morning Book of Mormon Class with Kevin HInckley

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 54:28


Inside the small book of Omni lies a great story: one we do not have. The great exodus of Nephites under Mosiah was lost when the 116 pages were stolen from Martin Harris. But we have important clues that something great happened. with apologies, the recording ended early after 27 Min

Omni Pod
Nyheterna 12 september 2022

Omni Pod

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 10:23


Senaste nytt från Omni med Olivia Wikström. Omni Pod samlar nyheter från hela världens medier och ger dig den perfekta sammanfattningen – så att du vet vad som händer. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

The 'X' Zone Radio Show
Rob McConnell Interviews - DAVID OATES - Reverse Speech

The 'X' Zone Radio Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 46:07


David John Oates was born in rural Australia on October 30th 1955, the first born son of a young Methodist minister. He spent his early days traveling with his family from church to church, and fiddling with his hobby, electronics. By his early teens he was building amplifiers for his small rock and roll band, and experimenting with radio equipment.He went to a private college for his high school years but left early without graduating and moved into his early career as an insurance clerk. In his spare time he was involved in church youth groups and working for drop in centers catering for street kids.At the age of 20, despite having a severe speech stutter, he secured a job as a representative for life insurance, a career he excelled in, and also obtained his amateur radio license, a hobby that also required the ability to speak clearly. Additionally, he became a part time youth pastor working with street kids.By his mid 20's, David had left insurance and devoted his full time attention to his youth work. It was while running a halfway house for street kids in 1984 that he first heard about backward messages in rock and roll, and a new hobby was born – playing tapes backwards. He rapidly became obsessed with this new hobby and by 1987, he had developed his theory of Reverse Speech.Since that time, David has had an active career now spanning 32 years, furthering the field of Reverse Speech as his full time occupation. He has developed new theories, and designed therapeutic and training techniques. He has published several books on Reverse Speech, including “Beyond Backward Masking”, “Voices From The Unconscious” and “Its Only A Metaphor”, and numerous tapes and training manuals. Overcoming his speech stutter, he has lectured around the world to crowds of thousands, and trained hundreds of students. He has also instigated some of the first mainstream studies and presented Reverse Speech on 1000s of radio shows, including his own show, “The David John Oates Reverse Speech Show” that ran successfully for 3 years syndicated coast to coast in the United States where David lived for 10 years in the 1990s. In the United States he has appeared on dozens of television programs, including CNNs, Larry King Live, Geraldo, Leeza Gibbons, Strange Universe, Extra to name a few. In Australia, he has appeared on such shows as, Good Morning Australia, Today Tonight, A Current Affair, and Today. His work has also been featured in 100s of papers and well known publications such as The New York Times, Harpers Review, Omni magazine and Discover magazine.David has been compared to Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell and Nicola Tesla and his work described as being of Nobel calibre with far reaching ramifications in such fields as law enforcement, business and psychology.He is a certified Hypnotherapist and Trainer, and currently attends to his therapy and corporate consulting business using reverse speech techniques. David is also an accomplished public speaker, maintaining an active international speaking and training schedule as well as a popular guest on many international radio and TV programs.He currently resides in Adelaide, South Australia. www.reversespeech.com

Omni Pod
Nyheterna 9 september 2022

Omni Pod

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 9:16


Senaste nytt från Omni med Olivia Wikström. Omni Pod samlar nyheter från hela världens medier och ger dig den perfekta sammanfattningen – så att du vet vad som händer. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

Rogue One Radio
Episode 98: The Politics of Rogue One

Rogue One Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 110:54


On this week's episode of Rogue One Radio, they were joined by author Stephen Kent to talk about the politics of Rogue One. They also talked about Steve's recent trip to Chicago for AEW All Out, Stephen's book How the Force Can Fix the World, and played tunes from The Young Hasselhoff's Omni of Halos, and Soraia. Show Links: How the Force Can Fix the World by Stephen Kent This is the Way Substack Newsletter Omni of Halos Soraia This Week's Recommendations: Go Thrifting The Patient TV show The Myth Busters TV show Chicago River Boat Architecture Tours Rogue One Radio is part of the Red 5 Network of podcasts. Check out more podcasts at https://bio.link/red5 Send us feedback, comments and questions at rogueoneradiopod@gmail.com or leave us a voicemail at 405-595-0108! Check out all of our social media links at https://bio.link/rogueoneradio Support the show at Patreon --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/rogueoneradio/support

Ready Set Pwn - A Vancouver Titans Overwatch League Podcast

The Summer Showdonw is days away. The Toronto Defiant and Vancouver Titans are both in. And in a Ready Set Pwn first, the show will be back after every day of the event to recap the all the news of the day. Yet before all that happens, Chris, Omni & Jordan recap the weekend that was and give their predictions for the regional tournaments... and lets just say Jordan brings the spice with his! Follow us on Twitter! Support us on Patreon! Join us on Discord! A huge shout-out to Burn7 on Soundcloud for the awesome track, Heroes Never Die Music used under a Creative Commons licence. This podcast is powered by Pinecast. Try Pinecast for free, forever, no credit card required. If you decide to upgrade, use coupon code r-d07915 for 40% off for 4 months, and support Ready Set Pwn.

Stop! Let's Team-Up!
Stop! Let's Team-Up!: My Legion Adventure L032 There No Substitution for the Real Subs

Stop! Let's Team-Up!

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 21:01


Ross' joy this week was another Legion of Substitute-Heroes story. Adventure Comics 315 has the Legion find out about the Subs. As a reward for being a good team they must not compete against each other for a single slot in the Legion of Super-Heroes.     Shout outs and recommendations; Near Mint Condition and Omar, I really do enjoy his videos and it has spark my interest in Omnis. I have discoverd a few I had to have. His video point me to our next shout out. https://www.youtube.com/c/nearmintcondition @NearMintCon Shout out #2 CheapGraphicNovels.com I just got my first Omni from, them.  Great price, quick shipping, and wonderful book: New Warriors Volume 1 @CheapGN Tom King and Jorge Fornes' graphic Rorschach  @TomKingTK #JorgeFornes

Bulletproof Radio
Upgrade Spotlight: Probiotics to Power the Gut-Brain Axis – Omni-Biotic : 974

Bulletproof Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2022 35:56 Very Popular


IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™...…you're listening to a new Upgrade Spotlight episode with Omni-Biotic. You're going to find out how probiotics can do more than keep your gut microbiome in order—specific strains can help you manage your stress and regulate your body's detox system. The beneficial bacteria in your gut support essential processes in the body, such as digestion and absorption, immune function, detoxification, and brain function. But did you know that 80% of the immune system lives in the gut and 95% of serotonin is produced in the gut? That's a lot for the gut to do! Keri Glassman, MS, RD, CDN, joins the show to talk about one of her favorite topics—the gut-brain axis. Keri's a registered dietitian, certified nutritionist, healthy cooking expert and author of four books. She also founded Nutritious Life, a lifestyle and media company and Nutritious Life Studio, an online education platform focused on nutrition, coaching, and business. In this conversation, you'll learn how Omni-Biotic's unique delivery mechanism and multi-species, multi-strain formulations work together to upgrade your gut AND your brain. The gut-brain access goes two ways, Keri explains. “Your brain is affecting your gut. Your gut is affecting your brain—and from everything. That's why it's so incredibly important to maintain that healthy microbiome and to have a healthy balance of good [bacteria].”To target the gut-brain axis, Omni-Biotic developed special formulations called psychobiotics: one for detox, the other for stress. Then they put them to the test in clinical studies.Hetox contains eight beneficial bacterial strains. Clinical studies show improvements in liver function, cardiometabolic markers and inflammation markers related to liver health. Clinical studies show that Stress Release supports digestion and the gut flora during times of stress, reduces intestinal inflammation, increases emotional balance, cognition, and mood. More to Know About Omni-Biotic Probiotics: Omni-Biotic also tests its probiotics in an artificial GI simulator against other top probiotic brands in the U.S. market. It ensures that 83% of its probiotics arrive alive and active in the intestines. In comparison, the probiotic survival rate of other brands averages 7%. The bacterial strains in Omni-Biotic are freeze-dried to make them more shelf-stable and the powder contains specific prebiotic nutrients. These prebiotic nutrients serve as the food source for the probiotic bacteria. SPECIAL OFFER FOR LISTENERS OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE: Visit https://www.omnibioticlife.com and use code Dave20 to get 20% offWE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNER, HIGHER DOSE. CHECK THEM OUT!Experience the High Life with Infrared Therapy: https://higherdose.com, use code HUMAN15 for 15% offSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Ready Set Pwn - A Vancouver Titans Overwatch League Podcast

With the Toronto Defiant clinched and the Vancouver titans close, Omni & Jordan share a little bit of their excitement at how Canadian the Overwatch League Summer Showdown will be up here in Canada. They also recap the shift in leadership with the Titans, the impact it's had on the Boston Uprising, and the usual thoughts on Pick'ems! Follow us on Twitter! Support us on Patreon! Join us on Discord! A huge shout-out to Burn7 on Soundcloud for the awesome track, Heroes Never Die Music used under a Creative Commons licence. This podcast is powered by Pinecast. Try Pinecast for free, forever, no credit card required. If you decide to upgrade, use coupon code r-d07915 for 40% off for 4 months, and support Ready Set Pwn.

Navigating the Customer Experience
172: Developing Easy to Use Digital Solutions and Building Employee Engagement with Art Harrison

Navigating the Customer Experience

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 26:51


Art Harrison is the Co-Founder and Chief Growth Officer at Daylight. He's an experienced entrepreneur and leader with over 20 years of experience developing and delivering production grade solutions. With a background in computer science and software development, Art was previously Vice President at iNTERFACEWARE and previously founded MXD Communities in 2001.   Questions   Could you share a little bit about your journey, how did you get to where you are today? Could you tell us a little bit about Daylight? And what Daylight does and how Daylight is helping their customers achieve their goals? Could you share with us how is it that consumers or organizations are able to increase their overall customer satisfaction and brand loyalty by offering positive and engaging Omni channels CX at scale? Could you share with our listeners what low-code is for those listeners who are not familiar with that? And why do you believe it's disrupting the CX landscape? You're in the CX space, as well as the design space, could you share with us maybe one or two things that you've seen emerge in the last few months that you will see as an ongoing trend, at least for 2023 in this space? Could you also share with us what is the one online resource, tool, website or app that you absolutely can't live without in your business? Could you also share with our listeners maybe one or two books that have had a big impact on you, it could be a book that you read a very long time ago, or even one that you've read recently, but it still left a great impact on you. Could you also share with us what's one thing that's going on in your life right now that you're really excited about? Either something you're working on to develop yourself or your people. Where can listeners find you online? Now, could you also share with our listeners, do you have a quote or saying that during times of adversity or challenge, you will tend to revert to this quote, it kind of helps to get you back on track if for any reason you get derailed.   Highlights   Art's Journey   Art shared that like most people, it's been an interesting journey, it's not one that he would have mapped out in advance. But he'd say he's always been passionate about using technology and building things. And he thinks that's been really the guiding principle of his career. So, he started off very entrepreneurial in the social networking and online dating space when he was in university. And really what he found from that led him to marketing and ultimately led him back to being a founder again, here at Daylight.   And it was just a passion to build things that people want to use, and to find ways to delight customers and end users along the way. And even though his career has spanned technical and marketing and other kind of lanes, the common thread has always been, “What do people need? And how can we make their lives better and delight them along the way?” And so, it's been an interesting journey. But he's always excited about where it's going to lead him next.   About Daylight – What Does Daylight Do and How Daylight Helping Their Customers Achieve Their Goals   Art said absolutely. And kind of an interest of this podcast, Daylight is kind of in the space of customer experience, in that they're a platform that helps large enterprises primarily, but really any organization that knows how they want to improve the experience they're providing, not just to their customers, but to their employees as well.   And they're a platform that allows them to rapidly design, build and deploy solutions that really touch on that interaction between people and process. So, the simplest example he can give you is the TurboTax type of example, where you have the IRS and the United States, the CRA in Canada, any other tax agency, they have a business process, but it's a terrible process for most people to interact with.   And TurboTax and the tax industry exists to create a better on ramp that'll guide people through that process in a way that's intuitive to them and is the way they're used to working with other solutions, not just paper forms and addendums. Daylight is a platform that lets organizations build that kind of an experience for any interaction that their customers or their employees are having and to do it at scale across the entire organization. So, they're touching more places, and then proving that experience at every interaction that people are having with the business and their services or processes.   How Organizations Increase Their Overall Customer Satisfaction and Brand Loyalty by Offering Positive and Engaging Omni Channels CX at Scale   Me: Now, one of the areas that we would love to discuss with you, as we have you on our podcast is could you share with us how is it that consumers or organizations are able to increase their overall customer satisfaction and brand loyalty by offering positive and engaging omni-channels CX at scale? Could you share a little bit about that with us?   Art shared that it's a broad question, but he does think there's a lot of ways. Part of the thesis and a hypothesis when they were starting Daylight was this understanding that most organizations are primarily invest in the major touchpoints that they have with their clients.   So, you think about any lifecycle of a client, there's the research and acquisition phase or the signup phase, whatever you want to call it. So, how are we going to bring this customer in and most people are investing a lot of money to try and make that experience as pleasant as possible.   And then there is the renewal or upsell phase, a lot of investment goes in there. But everything that happens in between that is actually what leads to their satisfaction, their probability of churning or abandoning or leaving that organization and so when you can start thinking about what are all the ways that they need to interact with us, it may be that they're just looking for information, they're looking to change some basic information about themselves, their family, their account. And so, when you start thinking about how do we improve the CSAT scores or the NPS for the employees, it's really looking and saying, “Okay, we know we've got the book ends really well.” But there are dozens of times where that friction, they're leaving friction in place, or they're creating friction for someone just to talk to someone to understand, “Hey, can I change the payment date that I have?”or “I've just got married, I want to update some of my information so that my family is included in my account.”or whatever it may be.   When they can look at that and say, “What are all those touch points? How can we make a bigger impact and improve the experience across all of those areas?” And furthering that to like, how do they want to have that experience? It's one thing to say we're going to make everything available online and self-service and there is a core group of customers that care about that. But you need to also think about, well, sometimes there's a lot of information there, or it's someone that doesn't want it, they just want someone to take care of it for them.   You have to look at the entire lifecycle and all of the interaction points and find ways to create a more natural experience in any of those.   But one of the key things that they talk about at Daylight when they're talking with customers, is changing this mindset of, “I have a business process, I have something that I want to accomplish and so I'm going to push it on to the customer in the way that I need it for them to give me their information.” So, you think about a bank, they have a process for anything, you want to open a new checking account, this is how they need the information. And historically, they would even if they were digitizing it, they take their process and put that online. But that's not how we think, as consumers, we don't think about their business process, we think about the outcome we want to have or the experience. So, you have to kind of evaluate all of those touch points from the perspective of the person doing it and try to make those improvements.   What is Low-Code and Why is it Disrupting the CX Landscape?   Me: Now, in preparing for this interview, I noticed that when you were introduced, it was introduced that you were a good candidate to speak about how low-code is disrupting the CX landscape. Could you share with our listeners what low-code is for those listeners who are not familiar with that? And why do you believe it's disrupting the CX landscape?   Art shared that typically, a low-code, it can mean a lot of things for a lot of people but the simplest description of that is historically, anything that you were building new, a technical task required software developers, designers, people on the technical side of the spectrum, to understand your needs, and build that solution for you to the best of their understanding. And what low-code does is it changes the paradigm so that by reducing the technical bar to build new solutions, you're shortening the distance between the person who actually knows the problem, and most likely even knows what the solution would be. And that solution getting built.   So, low-code exists in just about any category, any industry, he'll think of some brand names he has no affiliation with but, whether it's GoDaddy or Squarespace, or any website builder, 10 years ago, 20 years ago, you had to learn HTML, you had to learn how to code a website.   Now, you can go on to a low-code solution where you're dragging and dropping and building something that is professional grade, that looks amazing, that works on any device, that's low-code transforming, who can build websites. And when you think about the experience realm, whether that's digital experiences, the employee experiences for someone that works in a branch, the tools that are going to make your call centre more effective, any area that typically was relying on a service like an integrator or an SI, or a technology team within their own organization, they were waiting in the queue, depending on the size of their budget to get work done, they might have to wait months and months, they get something done eventually, but it's not what they wanted.   Low-code really changes that because now that person that is on the front line, who knows this is where it's always problematic with a customer, “I wish that I could just automatically do these couple of tasks or I wish I knew what to do when they said that they want to purchase this product or change their account in this way.”They understand that problem and low-code empowers them to build if not 100%, 80%, 90% of their solution directly, and keep changing it when they actually use it in the field. And so, it just means the iteration, the time to value and the bar or the barrier to making these better experiences is dropping. And that means you're going to continue to see improved experiences that are really meeting the needs of employees and customers across all kinds of organizations.   Me: All right, so basically making things more accessible to the average person. And I guess it really boils down to as you were saying, as I was listening to you, it really boils down to, I believe, also ensuring that everybody can have access to do the exact thing. When you were speaking just now, I was thinking of Canva. And I was thinking of back in the day, if you wanted to do a flyer or some form of publication for marketing or advertising, you typically get a graphic artist or even an advertising agency who have the talent in house to get it done. But I mean, you can become your own designer with Canva, they've made it so easy. And I thought of that when you're talking about making the design process and the coding process so easy.   Art stated that that's a perfect example. And he'll tie it back, again, he spends a lot of his time talking to these large enterprises that literally have 10s of 1000s of processes that are happening across the organization and insurance company has all different types of claims and policies and managements and call centres and issues that they're dealing with. The bank has branches and wealth products and everything else, they have so many. And going back to that TurboTax analogy, a lot of them are stressful. Like doing your taxes is inherently a stressful thing. You're worried if I do it wrong, am I going to get audited? Am I going to make a mistake? You kind of feel adversarial, like the person that I'm providing this information to doesn't actually have my best interests at heart.   When you can take all of those processes and reduce the cost to actually make something that's more intuitive, more delightful, you're enabling the people on the business side who know that we can improve the experience, our satisfaction scores, to make that improvement. You're improving the lives of the people that need to provide the information in.   As he said, often stressful experiences, it's like taking a test, you're really changing the dynamic of what can be addressed, how easily, how cost effectively it can be and then dramatically changing the types of experiences that can be built, you can take something like taxes, and turn that into something where it's more conversational. “Hey, did you change jobs this year?” “Great. Tell me about your new job.” “Did you get married?” “Great, there might be a tax benefit for you.” You took something that was previously just here, fill out box 66 and made it into something that now feels like, “Hey, this is working with me, this is a very different emotion, a very different experience that I'm interacting with this organization or this business process.”   In the CX Space and Design Space, What Are Things That Have Emerged in the Last Few Months that Will be an Ongoing Trend in 2023?   Me: So, we're approaching pretty much the end of 2022, I can't believe that we're almost in the final quarter of the year, like it just started. And you're in the CX space, as well as the design space, could you share with us maybe one or two things that you've seen emerge in the last few months that you will see as an ongoing trend, at least for 2023 in this space.   Art shared that for him, and he's only one perspective and as he says to his own clients, the clients of Daylight, he's in the vendors mindset. So, as much as he works hard to stay neutral or to be very open and really help people find the best solution for them, regardless of his organization, he still only sees it from his perspective, so always a grain of salt. But what we are seeing, not just in the last couple of quarters, but really for the last few years, particularly during the pandemic, it's escalated, and it continues to grow, no one is stopping work on the customer experience. But some of the same teams and technologies and approaches that people have really heavily invested in to improve customer experience is shifting to include a lot more on employee experience.   As we've all been remote as we have, as consumers, we are seeing these better experiences, it's really hard to have an amazing experience shopping online or interacting with your Robo Advisor account for your investments, and then going to work and using the worst technology or being stuck to deal with terrible processes, terrible communication channels. So, we're seeing a really increasing push on the need to improve employee experiences to do their job, whether they're directly supporting customers, or whether they're doing internal things, HR, anywhere else.   Because it's becoming essential to retain the teams that you have, people just don't want to, they have the flexibility to work anywhere, because the barriers of geography are kind of breaking down. So, the importance of improving the quote, unquote, customer experience of your employees seems to be always increasing and we're really seeing some exciting changes to how people are supporting their teams across the board.   App, Website or Tool that Art Absolutely Can't Live Without in His Business   When asked about online resources that he cannot live without in his business, Art shared that that is a tough one, he would say it's not a glamorous tool by any means but for him, it is probably, he would say any video conferencing. For him, he spent so much time just talking to people, understanding what their objectives are, what their goals are, whether that's his team, whether that's their customers, whether it's just peers in the industry. And if they didn't have access to that, and the ability to still make connections, even when they're geographically dispersed or kind of on locked down with a pandemic.   He feels like this last couple of years would have felt really isolating, he wouldn't have made the connections and the growth that he's made personally, professionally with his team. So, there's a lot of other way cooler tools that he uses kind of in with his marketing brand, or his technology brand. But if you took away his ability to just connect with people, see their faces and still build meaningful connections, he doesn't know what he would do. So, he thinks that still to him is the most valuable app.   Books that Have Had the Biggest Impact on Art   When asked about books that have had the biggest impact, Art shared that he's going to give a weird one here and it's just because he consumes a lot of information. A lot of it is articles and long form. But there's a book, when you asked him that there's a book, a professor recommended when he was young, and this is not for everyone to read. But it made a big impact on him just opening his eyes in the numbers way.   So, it's not about CX or UX, but there's a book called the One Two Three…Infinity: Facts and Speculations of Science (Dove Books on Mathematics) by George Gamow. And it was a computer science professor that at the time basically said, “If you can read this and understand this, then I want to work with you on some side projects.” So, it became a motivation for him to just expand what does infinity even mean? And for him, the keener in him to want to get in the good graces of that professor. So, that just had a big impact on him. And his wife actually recently purchased that one for him, because he had talked about it. Something that I had read in my university days.   Then the other book that comes to mind, and he's just beginning it right now. And he's had it on his shelf for a long time, someone handed it to him before, it's called The Book of Business Awesome/The Book of Business Unawesome by Scott Stratten. So, that's another book, he can't see the impact it's made on him yet but that's next up that someone has recommended, and he's going to be reading next.   What Art is Really Excited About Now!   When asked about something that he's excited about, Art stated that one of the things he's really excited about, well, he's always excited about his family. He's got two kids that are going through transitions of kind of where they are in life. They did their first year away at a sleepaway camp this year, they're in middle school, one of them is in middle school. So, the keeping up with them, his son actually recommended a podcast to him, a business podcast, he's 11 years old, that he's actually loving.   He's really excited about the changes of, they're giving him interesting things that are stretching his mind now. So, that's pretty cool. And one of the things, he's excited about, it's a little cheesy, but they made a big investment at their organization in a communication framework. It's kind of under a selling framework. It's a little plug for the group there called The Value Selling. What he really likes about it is it really gives a framework for how to have conversations, to understand where people want to go, what's stopping them from getting there? And then what they believe the solution would be and how to attach to that.   Now, usually that's used to sell or to do better by your clients and be aligned, he's really excited about what it's been doing for his organization, for the one on ones. Something he's wanted to get better at is how does he mentor and provide one on ones and coaching to the team? And using that same framework of them saying, where do I want to go? You want to be promoted? You want to get to this point in your career? Well, what's stopping you? And what do you think you could do to further that, and then being able to have them know where they want to go and support them is putting a lot more direction to the one on ones he's having.   And he's really excited about how that's going to make him a better manager, a better leader, and how he's going to help the people on the team that he directly interacts with get where they are ultimately wanting to be in their lives, because that's what breeds a great culture, a great team, and just great people across the board, whether they stay with them or not. So, he's really excited about that.   Where Can We Find Art Online   Website – www.daylight.io LinkedIn – Art Harrison   Quote or Saying that During Times of Adversity Art Uses   When asked if he has a quote or saying that he tends to revert to, Art shared that he does and he's going to overshare a little bit. It's not a famous quote, it just comes from his dad, and he's the third Art or Arthur, the third, his son is now the fourth. They've been the Harrison family line, they've kept that tradition going and just from an early age, his dad would just kind of like no matter what adversity they were in, no matter what they're going through, he's like, “Don't worry, it would either be intermix, you're either a Harrison or you're an Art, it's going to work out, and it's going to be fine.”   And it's not that he was some wild success, it's just that he really managed stress well, and just knew that life would work out the way that it was supposed to. And it really just embedded in his DNA. And so, whether it's the hardest day, professionally or personally, whether he's struggling with something, whether he's excited about something, it's just in there, and it's kind of repeating in his brain all the time that like, it doesn't matter if it's going to work out, he's going to prevail.   And he would say just to anyone listening, like that was the same philosophy even when he had the new-born babies, he and his wife were stressing about they're not sleeping, he just had that same mantra, it's going to work out, he's going to figure out what it is that's making this baby upset and he's going to prevail. And so, that simple phrase of like it's going to work out is what drives him and it makes you be willing to take on any challenge, knowing that at the end of this, there's a solution. It's going to work out even when it seems like it didn't work out, that is it working out, it's still leading you where you needed to be. So, that is the kind of quote or mantra that is always with him.   Me: I love that, amazing. And I think at some point in our lives, we all need to kind of give ourselves those kinds of affirmations. Because life can become overwhelming and daunting and sometimes it does feel like all the doors are closing around us. But if you do have that mindset, as Rhonda Byrne from The Secret says, “Thoughts become things,” then if you believe it's going to work out, it will work out.   Art agreed that it will and it really lets you look differently at the things that seem to be the roadblock or seem to be the setback is that it's still going to work out, he doesn't know how yet, but he then tends to look back at all of those negative points and know that he wouldn't be where he is today if he hadn't been there. So, you change your perspective on everything when you just know that it's working out the way it ideally can. To him it is his superpower because it really does make everything seem possible.   Please connect with us on Twitter @navigatingcx and also join our Private Facebook Community – Navigating the Customer Experience and listen to our FB Lives weekly with a new guest   Grab the Freebie on Our Website – TOP 10 Online Business Resources for Small Business Owners   Links   One Two Three…Infinity: Facts and Speculations of Science (Dove Books on Mathematics) by George Gamow The Book of Business Awesome/The Book of Business Unawesome by Scott Stratten   The ABC's of a Fantastic Customer Experience   Do you want to pivot your online customer experience and build loyalty - get a copy of “The ABC's of a Fantastic Customer Experience.”   The ABC's of a Fantastic Customer Experience provides 26 easy to follow steps and techniques that helps your business to achieve success and build brand loyalty. This Guide to Limitless, Happy and Loyal Customers will help you to strengthen your service delivery, enhance your knowledge and appreciation of the customer experience and provide tips and practical strategies that you can start implementing immediately! This book will develop your customer service skills and sharpen your attention to detail when serving others. Master your customer experience and develop those knock your socks off techniques that will lead to lifetime customers. Your customers will only want to work with your business and it will be your brand differentiator. It will lead to recruiters to seek you out by providing practical examples on how to deliver a winning customer service experience!   Big RYG Customer Success Leadership Summit October 12-13, 2022 Washington DC Sign Up

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An airhacks.fm conversation with Ken Fogel (@omniprof) about: Digi-Comp I 3bit computer by Admin Scientific, programming with small pieces of plastic, a course in fortran, a service person in a mail room working 20mins a day, borrowing 5000 dollars and buying Apple II for 2000 dollars in 1980, buying a floppy disk drive for 700 dollars, starting with AppleSoft Basic by Microsoft, learning assembly language to improve performance, presentation at the university to introduce Apple computer, controlling a water filtration system with Apple II, writing conversion for word processors in PL 1, WordPerfect, IBM MultiMate, WordStar, starting at the University to teach COBOL, teaching project courses, good bye Cobol in 2000, starting with Java in 1999, replacing the mainframe with Java, Java 1.4 was the most amazing thing, developer works and alpha works websites, IBM's Jikes compiler, a short history of .net, $10k for Cobol, Oracles JDeveloper, Borland JBuilder, Sun Java Workshop and Sun Java Studio, From JDeveloper to Eclipse, From Eclipse to NetBeans, Netbeans just works, a message from Geertjan Wielenga, the invitation to JavaOne, JavaOne - the geeks heaven, NetBeans Days and DOScon in Montreal, the jChampions conference, Visual Studio Code is written in typescript, Visual Basic had the most amazing switch case, Java 17 and the new switch case, the executive JCP member, learn to program Java by Springer, writing all the code in main method, writing a Java book, Ken Fogel on twitter: @omniprof

Da Tailgate Show
Da Father, Da Son, and Da Saint Omni

Da Tailgate Show

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2022 99:39


Preseason Week 2 is in the books and we're here to talk about it. Roquan Saint Omni Smith returns to practiceTevin Jenkins, is he any good at RG?aaaand Cold Hot Dog makes it's podcast debut

Ready Set Pwn - A Vancouver Titans Overwatch League Podcast

Could it be?! Could both of Canada's Overwatch League teams find themselves in Toronto for the Summer Showdown?! Chris, Omni & Jordan recap the weekend of Canadian Overwatch League dominance, wonder if the Gladiators could singlehandedly bust their Crystal Ball picks, and react to the news that Junker Queen will be slowed down going into the Countdown Cup. Follow us on Twitter! Support us on Patreon! Join us on Discord! A huge shout-out to Burn7 on Soundcloud for the awesome track, Heroes Never Die Music used under a Creative Commons licence. This podcast is powered by Pinecast. Try Pinecast for free, forever, no credit card required. If you decide to upgrade, use coupon code r-d07915 for 40% off for 4 months, and support Ready Set Pwn.

The Accountability Minute:Business Acceleration|Productivity
Productivity Software Tool #5 Every Business Owner Needs

The Accountability Minute:Business Acceleration|Productivity

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2022 1:21


Today we are talking about software tool #5 that every business owner needs, which is Zoho – a Suite of Software for the Entire Business. Do you need a productivity tool that brings your marketing, client support, and sales activities together in a harmonious process? Zoho is just what your business needs then. It is a single repository that unifies all essential business processes, people, and policies into one organized platform. It also has a centralized data center where you can store all your important data and inventory into a single system. Highlights: • Journey orchestration • Process management • Sales force automation • Omni channel • Sales enablement • Analytics • Contact management • Workflow automation • Deal management • Lead management Tune in tomorrow for software productivity tool #6 that every business owner needs. Subscribe to my high-value proven business success tips and resources Blog (https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/blog/) If you get value from these Accountability Minutes, please take a minute to leave me a short rating and review. I would really appreciate it and always love to hear from you. Take advantage of all the complimentary business tips and tools by joining the Free Silver Membership on https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/coaching-store/inner-circle-store/. Want more from The Accountability Coach™, subscribe to more high-value content by looking for me on https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/my-podcast/ and on most podcast platforms and in most English-speaking countries, or by going to https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/accountabilitycoach.com/id290547573. Subscribe to my YouTube channel with short business success principles (https://www.youtube.com/annebachrach) Connect with me on Linked-In (https://www.linkedin.com/in/annebachrach) Connect with me on Pinterest (https://pinterest.com/resultsrule/) Connect with me on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/annebachrach/) Connect with me on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/TheAccountabilityCoach) Go to https://www.accountabilitycoach.com to check out for yourself how I, as your Accountability Coach™, can help you get and stay focused on you highest payoff activities that put you in the highest probability position to achieve your professional and personal goals, so you can enjoy the kind of business and life you truly want and deserve. As an experienced accountability coach and author of 5 books, I help business professionals make more money, work less, and enjoy even better work life balance. Check out my proven business accelerator resources by going to https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/coaching-store/. Aim for what you want each and every day! Anne Bachrach The Accountability Coach™ Business professionals and Advisors who utilize Anne Bachrach's proven business-success systems make more money, work less, and enjoy better work life balance. Author of Excuses Don't Count; Results Rule, Live Life with No Regrets, No Excuses, the Work Life Balance Emergency Kit and more. Get your audio copies today.

Yield Coach
S01 E20 - Omni Casey - Financial Freedom vs. Legacy

Yield Coach

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022 54:13


Say Aloha (and a preemptive Mahalo) to this week's guest Omni Casey, the co-author of The Cash-Flow Breakfast Club and Founder of New Leaf Redevelopers based in northern Virginia. We don't want to spoil too much of Omni's background but let's just say he's been an entrepreneur since his childhood, and that hunt for margins made his dive into real estate investing a no-brainer. Over his career his picked up a few titles: investor, broker, and now author thanks to the book he wrote with his wife. In this episode, Omni tells us the biggest lessons in The Cash-Flow Breakfast Club, the very interesting way it is written, and how his career plays into parenting. Omni really is a Dream Advocate and you'll see why. You can find Omni's Book Here: https://www.amazon.com/Cash-Flow-Breakfast-Club-Story-Manual/dp/B0B1C7QM2Z You can find Omni Here: www.omnitheinvestorguy.com/ www.instagram.com/omnitheinvestorguy/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/yieldcoach/message

The Gravel Ride.  A cycling podcast
What makes a great wheelset with Randall Jacobs of Lōgōs

The Gravel Ride. A cycling podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2022 55:31 Very Popular


In this episode, Craig has Randall back in the guest chair to explore wheel design and development along with the philosophy and design principles behind Lōgōs and its new Omnium wheel collection. From engagement systems and materials to profile design and assembly and everything in between, this episode will leave you with a broad understanding of the wheel landscape and equip you with the knowledge necessary to make an informed decision about your next set of wheels regardless of brand. Episode sponsor: Hammerhead Karoo 2 (use promo code: thegravelride for a free heart rate monitor) Support the Podcast Join The Ridership  Automated Transcription, please excuse the typos: Logos Components [00:00:00] Craig Dalton: Hello, and welcome to the gravel ride podcast, where we go deep on the sport of gravel cycling through in-depth interviews with product designers, event organizers and athletes. Who are pioneering the sport I'm your host, Craig Dalton, a lifelong cyclist who discovered gravel cycling back in 2016 and made all the mistakes you don't need to make. I approach each episode as a beginner down, unlock all the knowledge you need to become a great gravel cyclist. Today on the podcast. I'm welcoming Randall Jacobs to the show for an interview. You may very well know him for his efforts in the, in the dirt episodes, as my technical sidekick, as well as an increasing number of standalone interview episodes that he's handling on behalf of the podcast. I very much appreciate his technical orientation and his passion about the gravel cycling community. But today I wanted to get him on the show to talk about his new efforts with his company logos components. He's introducing three new wheels this month to the gravel cycling community. We wanted to do an episode obviously touching on the new company, but also as something that's standalone for anybody who's interested in upgrading their wheels or purchasing a wheel set for their gravel or mountain bike. I think there's a lot of nuance in the hubs, spokes, and rims that you can learn from this show that you can take across any decision you're making with any of the. RI and wheel manufacturers out there in the world. So with that, before we jump in, I need to thank this week's sponsor hammerhead and the hammerhead car two bicycle computer. The hammerhead car two is the most advanced GPS cycling computer available today with industry leading mapping navigation and routing capabilities that set it apart from other GPS options, free global maps with points of interest included like cafes and campsite means you can explore with confidence and on the go flexibility, I've talked about how I've been appreciating the hammerhead and how increasingly I've taken the time. To customize each screen. My latest way of geeking out was with rival access componentry. You can actually track the number of shift. In any given ride, obviously not mission critical information, but I just thought it was kind of interesting because as you think about it, uh, you know, you do shift more or less depending on the ation of the terrain out there. I very much appreciate. Hammerheads biweekly software updates. I always look forward to it. Sometimes it's things that are like no brainers. Like they've been improving their points of interest along the way. And other times it's deep tech that, you know, I perhaps don't have a need for today, but I very much appreciate the fact that they update it constantly because it's just something that gives me confidence that I've always got the most up to date. Technology on my bicycle computer recently, I think I mentioned I've been doing some exploring in my hometown. I love and appreciate that return to home feature. I was out on a route, um, actually when I was traveling and I wasn't exactly sure how I was gonna get home and I was pretty beat and I just navigated to return to start. And it gave me the most bike appropriate route home, which was very much appreciated as I was cracking in the heavy Tucson heat. For a limited time, our listeners can get a free heart rate monitor with the purchase of a hammerhead Cari, simply visit hammerhead.io right now, and use the promo code, the gravel ride at checkout to get yours today. This is an exclusive limited time offer for a podcast listener. So don't forget to use the promo code, the gravel ride. Add that free heart rate monitor into your cart. And when you purchase the car two, you'll get that heart rate monitor for. Go to hammerhead.io, add both carts and the promo code, the gravel ride with that said, let's jump right into my conversation with Randall. [00:03:56] Craig: Randall welcome to the show. [00:03:58] Randall: Great to be back on Craig, been looking forward to this conversation. [00:04:01] Craig: I feel like I owed you a more specific welcome because unlike our, in the dirt episodes, this one's a little different, we're gonna go deeper. And I think it's important. Many people who listen to in the dirt are where you're my sidekick. You're someone who's got, you know, a little bit more technical knowledge about the bike industry and bike components, et cetera than I do. And we're just a good muse for each other on our journey in this sport. But in today's episode, we're gonna go a little deeper about you and your companies. [00:04:30] Randall: Yeah, it's a bit of, a bit of a throwback. It reminds me of I think it was June 2018 when I first came on the pod, which is when you and I first got acquainted as well in this friendship. That's blossom from that. So, it'll be fun to have another, another such conversation. [00:04:45] Craig: Yeah, it's super early days. And I remember, you know, part of that journey was me ending up selecting a thesis spike in part, because I just found you to be very thoughtful as a product designer. And I would love for the listener today who may be coming at it, having not listened to that original episode, to just understand a little bit more about your background in the bike industry and your philosophy around creating bicycles and componentry. [00:05:11] Randall: Sure. There's a deeper dive that we did in that aforementioned episode, but long on the short I've been riding, as many of us have been riding, since I was a kid really got serious into it. Around age 18, started racing was working in a bike shop here in the Boston area. Then later on, I got to pack fodder pro status on the cross country circuit for a couple of years, which was a lot of fun dirt bagging out of the back of my Honda element around the country. And from there did some supply chain work outside of the bike industry in China lived there for some years picked up Mandarin, [00:05:44] Craig: Hang on Randall. So how. Did, how did you get into supply chain? [00:05:49] Randall: So let's see. I was 21 and getting ready to finish college and decided to go and do a study abroad. I was at Zhongshan university in Guangzhou and met a man who became a good friend and a mentor who hired me to work for his trading and manufacturing company. It was a Chinese company Chinese own Chinese management. So I was the only non-Chinese on the team. And I was charged with first business development. But later on, got deep into product development, I was brought into all the, the key meetings with our big vendors and learned the ropes of how it works at that very deep level. And at the same time was picking up a lot of the. Not just the technical language and understanding of how things are made across a, a broad range of sectors, including, technologies that apply to bike. But then also the cultural elements of successfully architecting a supply chain. That was a pretty formative period for me. [00:06:46] Craig: I bet. Yeah, it's so huge. And one of those things that it's easy, if you've never got into the manufacturing world to, to not think about, but really understanding the culture and particularly in your case, understanding the language and developing a fluency of communication in the native tongue. It's just so immensely helpful in greasing the manufacturing wheels, so to speak. [00:07:06] Randall: Oh, absolutely. Frankly, none of what, the companies I've been involved with do, would be possible without, having learned the language and later did a graduate degree in us China relations. So learning, not just the culture from a firsthand perspective, but also a lot of the history, a lot of the philosophies reading some original texts, very slowly with the dictionary, but reading them nonetheless. It all makes a big difference when you're trying to build a, a deep trust based relationship with a party who has a very different background. [00:07:39] Craig: A hundred percent. Now, was the bike still part of your life during this period? Or had you shelved it, pursuing your professional vocation? [00:07:46] Randall: So I was riding a bit, not a ton but I was good friends with the owner of the biggest bike shop in Juhi a couple hours outside of Guang Jo, where I had lived when I first went to China was teaching English for a period. He's still a good friend. We've actually done some bike packing together. And it was, it was interesting. He was someone who, doesn't speak much English at all. So I've only ever spoken Mandarin with him. And this is saying in Chinese, it's like a duck talking to a chicken. And that was our relationship at first, but we are unified by this love of the bicycle. And over, over time, I, I, you know, obviously learned to communicate and we had a lot of shared experiences, so, [00:08:22] Craig: And then did you, did you find yourself drifting back with interest into the bicycle industry? Proper at some. [00:08:29] Randall: That kind of came later. I got to a point in my career where I graduated from grad school, going through a lot of, of life change, life transition, and. Was just thinking to myself, well, what, what is that kind of nexus of things that I'm good at that I'm knowledgeable about? That I care about that resonate with me in, in my lifestyle and that I can, I can get paid to do. And working in the bike industry made a lot of sense because I had the experiences as a racer. I had some relationships, obviously Mandarin was, very useful from a supply chain management standpoint. And also I ended up doing some market development stuff when I was at specialized, but mostly supply chain. And so it really, it's kind of the, the same way that my decision to go to China you know, was made it was okay. Well, you know, here are a bunch of different factors that I can weigh in order to, to make a decision. And ultimately, bike was like, okay, this makes sense I can do this and I can probably do it well, and I can, I can learn this. I can Excel at this. If I put my mind to it, [00:09:32] Craig: So you mentioned that you ended up at specialized bicycles out in Morgan hill. Can you just talk about what your role was there and some of the things you've learned, obviously you had supply chain experience. You had the experience over in China, but transitioning to a bicycle specific supply chain. What were some of the takeaways from that experience and, and maybe what were some of the projects of note that you worked. [00:09:54] Randall: Sure. So as you make clear, I wasn't there very long around a year some places are a good fit. Some places are not for each of us. But specialize in a lot of ways is, is arguably one of, if the not most innovative big brand also a marketing powerhouse and marketing is a substantial part of it, but there was a lot of very smart people in the room. And working for a company like specialized. We were a major account. So even though I was not an executive in the company I was working with the leadership of the factories that we were buying from on the projects that I was helping to manage. So that was, again, another one of these serendipitous experiences that made it, such that when I started my own thing, those relationships were already established in terms of projects. So the one that probably people know know most would be the diverge. And I was one of the team members on that. I shouldn't overstate my role. And it was an interesting project. I remember riding around on, prototypes of that bike. And just the concept of a gravel bike, making a ton of sense and being really excited about it. It didn't realize the vision the way that I would liked it to have. I think the biggest compromise I saw was there was a different tariff code for frames that can fit bigger than a 35 millimeter tire. So it was like 7% more expensive. And so we constrained the tire size to a maximum 35 millimeter in order to stay under the tariff, cuz otherwise it's a mountain bike and there was some protectionist policies around mountain bikes at some point. And then there are various other things that I did on my own bikes later on. I didn't have those constraints. [00:11:27] Craig: Yeah, that's so interesting. I, I remember in our earlier conversation back in, in June of 2018, when you first came on to talk about thesis and you talked about your history there, and I remember walking away from that conversation, just finding it, very interesting, the business decisions that get thrown on top of a product designer's vision that end up creating constraints, whether it's the time of year it has to launch or the, the tariffs that it may incur because it has larger than a 35 millimeter wheel tire size. It's super fascinating and interesting, and I can see why knowing you as well as I do that. You know, you don't want to be constrained by those criteria. You ultimately, your heart is in creating the best product. [00:12:10] Randall: Yeah. And there, of course there are constraints in what I do too. Right. I, I'm not gonna make a, like, I didn't make a $10,000 bicycle. I made a bicycle that did everything that I think a bicycle needs in order to, not. Really be dreaming about the $10,000 bicycle at night. Right. So, there's different constraints when you have to have a complete line and you have to have good, better, best, and you need to have a 3.2 to 3.5 X markup relatives cost a good sold in order for your business model to be viable because all these different things that when you are a small company with less overhead when you're mostly word of mouth and so on that, you can do things a little bit differently. [00:12:49] Craig: Yep. Yeah. So I'm gonna fast forward a bunch here, but at, at you decided to create a brand called thesis bicycle. And when did that come into the world? Was it 2018? [00:13:01] Randall: Early 2018. I flew over to Asia, did a whirlwind several week tour, three factories a day in mainland China in Taiwan to set up the supply chain, decide who we were gonna work with, build to build the materials, came back with a suitcase full of parts and built up a prototype. And then was actually you'll probably recall I had that, that raw black frame that I had a decal cutter that I cut decals for. And then I had all the parts and then I was loaning this bike out and asking people, would you buy it? And enough people said yes. And I said, okay, well here's the website. And enough people actually put their dollars down where it made sense to start a company around it. [00:13:38] Craig: And people keep saying yes to the thesis bike. I mean, it's, it's one of them that's in my quiver, in my garage that I, I still enjoy to this day. I mean, it's super well executed. And I think my opinion of the bike has been well documented. One of the thing along things along the way, you know, you decided it was gonna be a direct consumer brand. You sourced a bunch of components primarily to make sure that every rider could get the precise fit that they want. I know you're a big advocate of differing, the crank length size. For example, handlebars are an obvious one, but crank length is, I think is one that often gets overlooked and you get, you know, incredibly short riders still riding 1 72, 5 cranks. In addition to those components, you also developed a thesis wheel line. And I wanted to, to sort of talk about that a little bit, because obviously as we go into what's next, you have a history making wheels. So when you made that thesis wheels thesis wheel set, what, what were you going for at the time? And as you embark on this new brand, that will mention very shortly, we can talk about what your goals are for that. [00:14:45] Randall: Sure. Well, actually my, my wheel building history goes back a little bit further. I built my first wheels when I was 18 for myself not knowing anything. So, literally ordering parts outta QBP and I had some XT hubs and a magic rim and researched each component. And I built a set of wheels that held up. Later on it specialized, I was charged with revamping the access line, which I don't know if it's still this way, but at that time it was basically their non-real house brand for all their more entry to mid-level stuff. And was able to talk to the wheel engineers at that time and really learned a lot from them. I read a pretty well known book called the bicycle wheel by jobs Brandt amongst others and kind of learned a lot of the physics of wheels at that time. The cost structure around them. And then with thesis, those wheels I just kind of incorporated all the best practices in terms of component selection and engineering and so on. And in fact, if you look at what we did for thesis, you see a lot of that DNA in logos logos takes it a step further, but it's, a lot of the same principles. [00:15:49] Craig: Interesting. Yeah. So I think it's a great opportunity to introduce your new brand. Why don't you just give us a little bit of an overview of the brand and what it means to you? [00:15:59] Randall: Sure. So the brand is logos L O G O S, which is a bit of a play there. Right? Bike industries notorious for just slapping some logos on things and throwing a bunch of marketing at things. But logos is the concept of logos it's a Greek philosophical concept implying a reason or, or discourse, especially a reason to discourse. And even deeper than that, the underlying principle of order or knowledge that underpins reality. The idea for logos actually came from Sam Jackson, our head of brand who's been with us almost since the beginning. And it really deserves a lot of the credit for the brand identity and voice and a lot of the vision for the brand. I can't say enough how, how pleased I am with the work that he's done. But this idea of logos being, first principles based which very much aligns with thesis as well. There was a strong point of view again, itself built on first principles. And it ties into other concepts that are very much aligned with how I see the world is ties to Daoism and Zen that this word logos is imbued with. [00:17:01] Craig: That's exciting. And congratulations on the recent launch. I know you to be very meticulous and I know for the listener, you're passionate about sharing knowledge. So I think it's, it'll be great to just talk about what makes a great wheel. To begin with, because whether they're buying a logos wheel or some something else, the listener needs to know, how do they need to think about the wheels that are underneath? [00:17:28] Randall: Sure. The reality is that wheels arguably more than any other component in the bike industry. There's a, a huge number of brands. There's a ton of marketing, a lot of a lot of storytelling that may or may not be based in, in reality or in science. And so, of course what we do reflects my pH. Reflects our team's philosophy, but I think that a lot of these principles are fairly universal, so I'll try to keep it at a higher level. So, we look at it in terms of performance, strength, reliability, and serviceability. And we're calling the wheels we're launching with the Omni collection. And omnium has this concept of a high degree of versatility, right. Excelling at a wide variety of disciplines. So there are three different wheels a 700, a six 50 and a two nine. We'll talk about the specifics in a moment. But we can go into components. You wanna start with hubs. [00:18:17] Craig: Yeah, I think that makes sense. I mean, and, and I don't want your, your comments to be lost on the listener. I think wheels, God, I feel. Ever since I started in the sport of cycling wheels have always been regarded as like something that if you invest a little bit more in, you get a lot more out of it. So it's, it's interesting to think a lot of us, when we buy bikes from a bike shop, you're just gonna get the wheels that come to it. And it takes a while before you start to think about getting a replacement set of wheels or a second set of wheels. One of the interesting things I've always found about gravel cycling is a lot of us come into the sport thinking I'm gonna get two sets of wheels right off the bat. So I, I, I do think for, and I can speak for my personal experience. Like I've thought more about wheels than I ever have historically, in any other sector of the sport, primarily because when I got my first proper gravel bike, I was all in on getting two different wheel size. [00:19:12] Randall: Yeah, and in fact, one of our core thesis, if you will, when we started thesis, was that you could have one bike that does nearly everything. And two wheels recorded that. And we, we saw, I mean, we still see about a 50% adoption rate on two wheel set amongst our riders. And we encourage people before they, start looking at an entirely new bike. Well, consider two wheel sets as a way, as long as you have the tire clearance of a way of getting more utility outta the same bike, instead of having a road bike and a cross bike and a gravel bike and, and all these other bikes that if, if thoughtfully designed and thoughtfully curated from a spec standpoint can actually, serve all of those purposes really well. It's really an omnium bicycle. [00:19:54] Craig: Yeah. So for starting at the hub, I mean, for many of the uninitiated, the hub is a bit of a black box, right? As long as it's working and the bike is rolling forward. The bike you're buying off the shelf. You're not thinking too much about it, but what, what should people be thinking about with respect to hub? [00:20:13] Randall: Well, hubs are a major point of failure and there is a lot that goes into making a good hub and there are certain designs that are better than others in certain designs that have inherent trade offs. I mean, every design has inherent trade offs. Some of those trade offs are well, we'll, we'll talk about like, if you want reliability, you want strength to weight. You want something that's serviceable. You want something that performs well, well, there are certain designs that, really aren't necessarily amenable to that. And then other designs that are but they have other constraints. So, there are Paul based systems. These are systems that have spring loaded poles that press against an outer ring that has teeth in it to engage when they're turning. And this is a very common hub design you see them on the very entry level. You also see some higher end versions of them that are out there and that, tend to hold up better, but they all inherently have the same issue of if you have three Pauls, one of them doesn't engage properly. Or, or maybe there's a little bit of wear some contamination. Well then all the load is going to, potentially just one of those poles. And so instead of having three poles to spread that load over, now, you just have one and that's when they tend to, detonate, they tend to fall apart. And then additionally, a three Paul design doesn't have the same peak load strength, nevermind the, resiliency against MIS clocking or contamination of the next one, which I'll talk about, which is a ratchet system. So the most famous ratchet is the star ratchet. This was patented by Hugi in the nineties and then popularized by DT Swiss. Folks here will have heard of the DT three 50, which we used on our thesis wheels. And then the more expensive DT, two 40, which achieves a lighter weight by using higher end materials. But otherwise is, functionally identical. And the original design, which I would argue is, superior to, newer iterations has two ratchets that are independently sprung, such that when they are rotating, if one of them were to get jammed or misaligned, the other one can still adapt to fully interface with the one that's not perfectly aligned. So you get full engagement and it's very unlikely where you have a situation where all the teeth are not engaged. So you with me so far, [00:22:26] Craig: Yeah, I am. And I, and I'm having a little bit of a smile on my face, cuz I do remember the hige hub back in the, in the nineties. I may have actually had one and I remember it was the loudest hub of anybody I knew. Which I took a little bit of pride on, on my mountain bike, but it was, it was always regarded as something that was the design was, you can't say failure proof, but very, very reliable. [00:22:52] Randall: Well, and two things about that. One newer iterations are not as loud unless you have the 54 tooth versions. And then secondly, there's a very good chance that that hub is still on the road. James Huang over at cycling tips called hubs with this design, the world's most reliable hubs and they have a reputation for that for very good reasons. What we just discussed. They're very resilience against all the sorts of failure modes that you might see with other types of systems. Now, the patent for that expired a few years ago. And this was one of the reasons why we saw an opportunity to, start a company because on their higher end stuff. Companies like DT and others have migrated towards a single sprung mechanism. And there were some issues with that. They actually had a not a recall, but a a service bullet put out because, when you have only one side sprung, if that one sprung ratchet gets jammed or is not properly aligned with the fixed ratchet, with the fixed interface the teeth won't engage and you'll get wear, or, non-engagement. [00:23:53] Craig: is the decision to go that route a, a cost savings. [00:23:56] Randall: not cost savings. I think it's twofold. I think the primary driver honestly, is probably that you need to have something new and if your thing goes off patent, then, being able to point to something and say, this new thing is better is, useful. And there, there are some advantages to the what's called EXP system. I think they were able to shave a little bit of weight. They were able to push the, main bearing outboards, slightly to distribute, forces a, little bit better on the axle. But at the expense of this, gold standard reliability and part of it is tolerances. So you need to have much higher tolerances on a product like that , because you only have one ratchet that's moving. So if it ever gets jammed that fails versus with dual sprung, if one of them gets jammed as, we said, the other one can, slide to meet it. It's just something inherent about that design that, will always be true. And there's a bunch of different iterations of it. And if it's executed, well, it can, hold up. It can perform well over time. But one of the things that we believe in is if it ain't broke, don't fix it. There wasn't a problem with the dual sprung mechanism. And in fact it has some advantages. So that's, your single sprung mechanisms. And then the other one is spray clutches. So this is a hub like Onyx, you're familiar with them. [00:25:09] Craig: I'm not familiar with. [00:25:10] Randall: So without going into the details of how a spray clutch works the big advantage of a spray clutch is you get instant engagement. Now that instant engagement is something that a certain subset of like trials riders and some mountain bikers seem to swear by I think that for, at least from my perspective, the obsession with, instant engagement is a little bit overblown and there can be some downsides with kickback on certain suspension designs. Plus they tend to be heavier a little bit more draggy, a lot more complicated. There's a lot more parts in a, hub like that. But if you need something for that application, that's not a bad way to accomplish it. Now I've put the dual sprung star ratchet on this pedestal as is what I think is the best. Right. But these other ones have advantages, too. So instant engagement with the spray clutch. With a Paul based system. There's ways in which you can design that, where you can get effectively instant engagement as well. And so if instant engagement is really critical for you, well, with a star ratchet design, we use a 36 tooth star ratchet, which 36 tooth, 360 degrees of rotation divided by a 36 that's 10 degrees of engagement. We find that that's kind of the sweet spot, where you get, a high degree of strength and reliability and long term durability together. Engagement. That's plenty quick. But if you want instantaneous engagement, you're probably looking at Paul based or spray clutches, and then just accepting the compromises of, more complexity, less reliability, more weight, more drag. [00:26:38] Craig: Yeah, it's always interesting from a business perspective, when you, when you layer in that patented technology component of it, that was on lock until, as you said, I think it was last year that that patent expired and allowed other people to build in that way. Cuz until that point, if you were building a wheel and you wanted to, you know, do something similar or not pay those licensing fees, you had to go through these efforts to kind of design something new that inherent with everything is gonna have compromises and, and positive things and negative things about it. So it is interesting. It'll be interesting to see going forward if some of those companies that invested a lot in these other technologies. Actually just adopted a dual SPR floating star ratchet because it's off patent and they can do so. [00:27:20] Randall: I mean, there are a few others that are out there. Execution matters, tolerances matter. The quality of the material, the quality of the machining, the quality of the heat treatment process. So the design of it is only one part that goes into making a great hub. One of the other things that I wanna call out that I really like about this dual SPR star ratchet is because it's been out there so long and because it's so established, I mean, these have been used in Roal wheels and bond tracker wheels , N be used spec DT hubs with this design. There's tons of parts out there and they're serviceable without tools. So. some riders may already have parts that are compatible with our new hub set in their toolboxes because they already have, a set of DT three 50 S the, free hub mechanism, the end caps, the star ratchets and Springs. All of these parts are interchangeable. So, this gets into some of our philosophy of around open standards and this is effectively an open standard and arguably the best open standard. And, I would argue further the best standard period for hubs, for the vast majority of riders. [00:28:25] Craig: So we've gone nerd deep on the inside of this hub. And if you're interested, like, I think you, you have to either look at the hub on your bike or on the logos components website. They've got a, sort of a blown out diagram of the different components that, that are inside there. I do think it's interesting to, to have in your back pocket to understand, and maybe even think about what you're riding today, but there's other parts of the, the hub that we should probably talk about. So outside of that mechanism is the, the hub shell. So what do you, how are you building these hub shells? [00:28:56] Randall: Yeah. So, one of the big things with a hub shell is, well, one there's the material, and then there's two, how you process it. So, a lot of hubs use 60 61 which is a, pretty standard, still a high grade aluminum. But it's cheaper to buy cheaper to work with. So if you look in the specs of some of your components, these are numbers that you'll see, and this is just relating to the, formulation of the alloy. We use in our hub shell a material called 60 82 T six. And this is stronger and lighter, but also more expensive to purchase and to process. And that T six refers to the heat treatment process. You start with ability of this material. You cold forge it. So these like giant forging machines, to forge this form. And then you heat treat that, and then you put it on a lathe to machine out, all the circular parts on the internals and external of the hub. And then you use a multi-axis mill to mill out all the features and that's, the main differentiator, for example, between the, DT three 50 and the two 40. Is that material and the fact that because it's stronger, you can machine away more of it and still get the same strength. And because we're making them, in-house now we're able to use the, higher end material, but still put it into a product that is, in this case, a grant, [00:30:12] Craig: Got it. And then the final component of that, that hub is, is obviously the bearings and bearings get a lot of attention in the bike industry. Why don't you talk about your choices there and what, what should, what should riders be thinking about with respect to bearings? [00:30:25] Randall: honestly, any good brand name stainless steel bearing with good seals and so on is, is going to work well. I'm actually gonna take a step back from answering this one, because I'm going to have someone on the pod to go deep nerd on bearings in the future. We did look at ceramic and found that there's not really any advantage to ceramic for, the vast majority of riders who don't have sponsorship and a team mechanic because you get a, trivial performance benefit and that performance benefit turns into a deficit pretty quickly, cuz they wear so quickly for reasons that I'll, hold off until that, in-depth bearing interview. [00:31:00] Craig: That makes sense and funny, you know, on my, my bottom bracket from my recent build, I was sort of enamored by the notion of doing a ceramic bottom bracket. But in talking to the experts, I ended up with a stainless steel bearing bottom bracket as well, [00:31:13] Randall: Yeah. I, I made the mistake in my racing days of spending a lot of money on ceramic bearings and not having reviewed the science. And so tend to be a lot more disciplined these days. [00:31:23] Craig: better than my racing days, where people were spending money, replacing all of their steel bolts with titanium, bolts, and spending ungodly amounts of money to save a few grams here and there. [00:31:32] Randall: Well, I guess you pay more attention when you're buying many thousands of bearings than when you're buying one bicycle's worth [00:31:38] Craig: Yeah. [00:31:39] Randall: Yeah. [00:31:39] Craig: exactly well, it's it's coming out from the hub. We've got spokes and nipples to talk about and then really definitely wanna get into rims. Cause I think there's a lot of kind of takeaways that people need to revisit regarding rim technology that I want to get into. [00:31:52] Randall: Sure. Let's start with spokes. So we use pillar wing 20 spokes, which is a, bladed actually more of a diamond wing shape spoke. And we use these not because they're arrow though. That is a benefit, but because the same process that generates that aerodynamic shape is a cold forging process effectively. It's a cold rolling process that helps to orient the grain structure of the metal in the spoke to improve its elasticity and thus its fatigue life. That spoke also has some, complex strain relieving at both ends by the threads and by the head. And these are the areas where the, spoke tends to fail. And with a lightweight spoke, they wanna wind up. So if you're using a lightweight round spoke, as you're building it, you're gonna essentially twist the spoke. But if you have ablated spoke, you have something to grab onto and a reference point to be able to see, okay, this spoke is oriented straight. And any twisting in that spoke is, again, these are stresses that are going to result in increased fatigue and failure over the life of the spoke. So that's why we went with these ones and pillar, they make a great spoke out of the same, high end Swedish, sand Vic material. 3 0 2 plus is the particular wire that they start with, which is what a lot of the top end spoke start with. And it just makes for a spoke that's really lightweight really easy to build with, and that has outstanding durability, [00:33:17] Craig: and you're lacing those to brass nipples. Am I correct? [00:33:22] Randall: Exposed brass nipples. Yeah. We have essentially a zero tolerance policy towards aluminum nipples or hidden nipples. The reason being that well, first aluminum ones they tend to see split and fail. And for a wheel to perform at its best for a long period of time, there are some basic maintenance that needs to be done part of which is, checking the tension and truing it and retentioning as needed. We'll talk in a moment about how you can reduce the maintenance that's required, but with an aluminum nipple well, two things, one you tend to get oxidization that results in the nipple seizing in the interface with that stainless steel spoke. So now you have an oxidization process, a chemical process where it's making it. So it's sticking and yeah, you can put, spoke prep on there, so it doesn't stick. But eventually that oxidization is gonna take place. And then it's a much softer material than brass, so brass won't oxidize in the same way. And it's harder. So, why would you lose use aluminum then? Well, it's lighter. Well, how much lighter? Well, with a 24 spoke wheel. So 48 spokes, total 48 nipples. It's like 36 grams. So for 36 grams, you're gonna take a wheel that could last a really long time and you're gonna make it so that there's a good chance, especially if you ride in rain or any sort of wet conditions that the moment you try to true this, wheel or, retention the wheel you're gonna have to rebuild it from scratch with new spokes gets real expensive, real quick. [00:34:46] Craig: that makes sense. And I, I will make a point on exposed nipples. I'm definitely a big fan of that. The, the one, a couple wheels I've ever had that have broke. I've been fortunate not to break a lot of spokes in my life, but I did break one on a hidden nipple wheel. And it was the most frustrating experience in my life trying to fix that wheel. [00:35:03] Randall: Yeah, well, and, that's a, more extreme, but still common scenario. But again, being able to just tension the wheel, right? If I have a hidden nipple, I need to remove my tires. I might be wasting the sealant that's in there, cuz everything is too going tubeless. Now I have to remove the, valve stem and the rim tape. Right. And then I need to go in and, access the, back of the nipple from, from. And then when the wheel is all trued, well, then I gotta clean up the rim. So I have a nice clean surface and then I have to retape it. I gotta put the valve stems in. I need to put the tire back on and I need to put sealant in and then reinflate it. And so you're, it's harder to true there's no arrow benefit. This has been shown. The one tiny benefit is that you can have a slightly smaller spoke hole, but you can make up for that with just having a tiny bit more carbon reinforcement. And the added weight is on the order of single grams. [00:35:56] Craig: Yeah. [00:35:56] Randall: And so I'll add those single grams every day. [00:35:58] Craig: So now we're, now we're out to the rim. Let's talk about the rims. You, you mentioned op opening up that from a size perspective, you're doing 6 5700 C and a 20 Niner, but let's talk a little bit more specifically about the material you're using and what you're going for with these particular rims. [00:36:16] Randall: Well, I wanna start with something off the bat, before going into materials, which is be hooks. So this is another one of those things together with nipples that we take a strong stance on. We believe that any rim that is designed and marketed to be used with a road tubeless tire should have a bead. There's a trend in the industry towards going hook list for these rims and there's still tires that are blowing off of rims. And, I don't believe that having compatibility charts. So like our rims are only compatible with these tires is a good solution. [00:36:49] Craig: So to be spec, to be specific Randall, just so, just so the listener's clear. So you're saying on your 700 sea rim, which may take a higher pressure road size tire. So not talking about your 40 C gravel tires, but if someone's running a high pressure, 32 C tire, you think that Beed hooks are a safety require. [00:37:11] Randall: Absolutely. And in fact, we're not talking that higher pressure either. It's interesting. Up until recently the pressure charts would go up linearly with weight and then they would taper off and have the same weight for a bunch of higher weights. And it's because of concerns about blowoffs. If you have a system tires, rim, and rim tape that are all within tolerance, then a hopeless system can be safe, can secure the tire properly. The problem is. There are too many variables. There's the particular manufacturer. There's the production batch. You can't check every tire. You do check every rim. So the, tolerances there tend to be a lot more stable, but then let's say you have a tire that is within spec and a rim that's within spec. And even the tape is in spec, but then you have to replace the tape and you replace it with a slightly thicker or thinner tape, or you don't apply it properly or something like that. Now you have a blow off risk, right? So I think that relying on different manufacturers to stay within a very high tolerance for a part that has a very high consequence in the events that something goes wrong is just not a good approach. speeds have advantages. Up until recently they were a lot lighter and they were cheaper to manufacture because you had a lower scrap rate because the way that the hooks were formed you were machining or you were having an insert in there. So on fortunately we have what we're calling a high impact bead hook that adds a trivial amount of mass per rim. It's on the order of five grams and it's molded in. So you can have that high impact resistance. You can have the tire retention, you can have the weight more or less on par and the cost is slightly higher because of how it's produced. But we think that it's absolutely worth it. [00:38:55] Craig: Beyond these safety concerns? What am I experiencing differently when I'm installing a tire on a, a, a bead hook versus a hook list rim. [00:39:04] Randall: If it's designed properly, nothing because when you're installing the tire you have that, trough in the middle of the rim and on today's wider rims, that trough is generally pretty big and plenty deep. So you just drop the bead into there and then it pops out and sits on the bead seat, retained by a bead lock, which we also do on our rims. And then the hook is again, helping to prevent blow offs, which can be catastrophic. [00:39:29] Craig: Okay. Gotcha. Cause I'm, I'm sure I've, I've set up tires on both bead hooks and hook list and haven't really noticed the difference [00:39:36] Randall: yeah. Any difference that you would notice would be a consequence of something other than the hooks. [00:39:40] Craig: Yeah. Gotcha. Gotcha. So good. An interesting data point for people to research, particularly, and specifically on 700 C rims and high pressure tires. So taking that. At that point aside, let's talk about the rims. These are carbon rims. You're making what's the talk about the carbon rims in general. [00:40:02] Randall: sure. You have the carbon, you have the resin and then you have how it's processed, how it's formed. Right? So we're using Tory 700, 800 carbon, very common material throughout the bike industry. We're using high grade residents that again, very common throughout the industry on the higher end. We have access to the same materials as all the other brands and vice versa. So the magic is not there per se. There is some cool things you can do at resins. That's a whole nother conversation. But the processing is really a big difference. So we have a really high precision molding process where the rim comes out of the mold free of any imperfections in the surface such that there's no coatings required. So that's 20, 30 grams a rim easily of coatings just to deal with cosmetic imperfections that our rims come out without. And then you save it an additional little bit of weight as a result of this the precision of the process and the way in which it removes. As much excess resin as possible, cuz the resin is not what's giving the rims, their strength. It is the carbon. And then the resin is bonding the layers of carbon together to give it that structure. So any excess resin , you can remove and maintain the same strength. Right? So any excess resin is not contributing to the structural integrity of the structure. [00:41:19] Craig: Right, [00:41:20] Randall: So that's on the material side other things I mentioned Beadlock asymmetry. So this is another thing that we do across our line and we'll always do across our line. The, rim is basically it's kind of biased to one side. [00:41:31] Craig: Yep. [00:41:32] Randall: and what this does is your hubs are not symmetrical, right? So up front, you have a disc on one side, no disc on the other. In the back, you have a disc on one side and you have a much bigger, much wider cassette and free hub body on the other side. So by going with an asymmetrical rim, it helps to balance out the spoke angles and thus the spoke tensions, which means that you have a wheel that has higher average tension and total tension with the same number of spoke. And you have a reduction in the change intention with each revolution or each impact. And these two things together make a stronger wheel. That's more durable with the same number of spokes and the, the impact is actually quite, quite substantial. So we do that across the board and think that we can't see any reason with the exception of a wheel that is designed purely for arrow, and even then we would still do an asymmetric rim. [00:42:28] Craig: Yeah, that makes a lot of sense. So we've gone into a lot of detail as to the component tree and the quality of what you guys are putting together, but at a certain point, these things need to get assembled. And I know historically like that, that is a challenge from a process perspective. It's like, how do you build these wheels up from these quality components? Because if they're not built well, you'll end up with a shit wheel. [00:42:50] Randall: Yeah. Yeah. So there's exactly right. There's the curation in manufacturing the, of the components and how they're put together is no less important. You can have the best components in the world. If they're not assembled properly, it's not gonna hold up. You're not gonna get the performance outta the box, nevermind over time. So this is basic things like, prepping the spokes. So you have a, material that helps to lubricate the interface between the threads and the N. And this is, something that's basic needs to be done. In our case, we have essentially hand laced machine built for a first pass. So a machine will go through and adjust and get the wheel round and true. And then we'll have a skilled person finished the wheel and this bring. It from round and true to where the tension around the wheel one is as high as it can be. And again, this results in a stronger wheel that also has less change in tension as it turns. But then also the spokes are as close intention to each other as possible. And this part is actually hard to achieve. It requires a lot of skill and it takes more time and money. And then how do you validate that while you machine check it? So you check the tension in every single spoke and then put it through the true and the roundest check again before going out the door. [00:44:02] Craig: Yeah, that makes sense. So I think we've, we've dug in pretty deep on wheel technology [00:44:06] Randall: Yeah. [00:44:07] Craig: a lot to think about I'm sure people are gonna be interested in, in these wheels. We've talked about, you know, all three, all three sizes are gonna have asymmetric rims. The 700 C is gonna have a, a high impact bead hook for the reasons you mentioned, the other two are gonna be hopeless. The one thing we haven't talked about. It's just been the, the width. And I, I have found that in other conversations with other wheel manufacturers, that that's an interesting area to talk about and just kind of nail home, you know, why we're seeing some of the gravel wheels go wider in the width of the rim than, you know, historically was part of, you know, road and road plus bikes. [00:44:49] Randall: Sure. I mean this is a trend across the board. And in fact, it's, it's been taken a little bit too far in some cases, there is a, Goldilock spot. [00:44:56] Craig: I think is great. Like, I, I, I mean, I think that's one of the great things about gravel is like we've been and component manufacturers, like they've been pushing the extremes to figure out where the sweet spot is. [00:45:07] Randall: To figure out what the sweet spot is, but then also to, meet what, what the market is telling them to make and not really sticking to first principles is like, oh, people have a perception that wider is better, so let's keep going wider. Right. Just like lighter is better. Let's keep shedding weight and then a year down the road let them worry about it. But in terms of widths, the sweet spot I would argue for a 700 sea wheel is 23 to 25 millimeters. Right. And you see a lot of wheels coming out in that range. Ours are 24. And again, with these bead hooks, and you can run down to a 28 millimeter tire with a 24 internal width. And it'll be secure and it'll be properly supported. And a 28 or a 30 will be aerodynamically. Well matched to that rim, which will have an external width of 32 in our case. Which by the way, we we'll talk about arrow in a second. And also being able to support the, the higher end of the range. So in the case of narrower tires, you want it to be aerodynamically matched on the case of bigger tires. You just want it to be wide enough to support that tire at low pressures, without tire squirm, and to give the tire a good shape, as opposed to a light bulb shape, that you're engaging the side knobs of the tire, maybe a little bit early and so on. And tire design has had to evolve together with rim with but as a system it's definitely an improvement in the sweet spot is really in this 23 to 25 millimeter internal range [00:46:34] Craig: Yeah. [00:46:34] Randall: for a 700 C rim. [00:46:36] Craig: I think that light bulb shape of the tire is kind of interesting. It was an interesting visual for me to initially get introdu juice to and how the wider rims have kind of, made that shape less pronounced. And you do get more performance out of the tire. I've found. [00:46:50] Randall: and this has enabled substantially or it's required with the lower pressures that tub bliss is allowing. So remember the original et RTO standards the European standards body for narrower rims came out at a time when everyone was running clinchers with tubes and you had to run higher pressures because otherwise you would pinch flat. Well, now you have tubeless tires, so you can push the limits of pressure. But once you drop below a certain pressure, if you're not properly supported by a wide rim, that thing's just gonna score 'em around. So that's what kind of force this issue. [00:47:25] Craig: Yeah. Gotcha. Gotcha. And I was, you know, when you mentioned your new efforts around logos components and you mentioned you were adding yet a third wheel size, I was actually a little bit surprised. So can you talk about adding the 29 ER, wheel into your lineup? [00:47:42] Randall: Sure before I do, I wanna close out one thought on the 700 CS because it's relevant, which is aerodynamics. And this kind of applies across the board, but especially seven hundreds. There's the rule of a hundred, 5%. And this rule essentially states that your rim has to be a hundred, 5%, the width of the seated tire, not what's stamped on the side, but the tire as it's actually measured on the rim when it's seated in order for there to be any significant aerodynamic benefit, which is to say, let's say you have a 50, 60 millimeter deep rim. And you're like, oh, it looks so air. It looks cool, but it's really narrow and you run a 28 mill tire and your rim is only 28 or 27 millimeter wide. Most of the air dynamic benefit you're losing because the airflow is becoming detached before it even gets to the rim. It's detaching as it goes around the tire. And this is even more so for gravel, fortunately we're seeing less of this, but arrow gravel rims is just marketing. In fact, if anything, it's just giving you more turbulence in a cross. So the rule of one oh 5% that's says physics and everything else is marketing. Unless you're adhering to that the two nine, so we built wheels with thesis specifically for our bikes. And when we did this program, we wanted to have a three wheel quiver that covers the, the full range of experiences. And so the two nine wheel it's built to a trail standard, it's a 31 internal versus the 24 of the 700 C is designed to take tires anywhere from 2.1, 2.2 on the smaller end, all the way to 2.6. And again, it's gonna be wide enough to support that range of tires at a wide range of pressures. It's light, but not super light. It's 1,565 grams which is on the heavier end of cross country in the intermediate lighter end of trail. But we wanted something that would just be bombproof it's light enough to race, but we'll hold up for all your training. And when you're underbid and you hit something sketchy, it's gonna gonna hold up as well. [00:49:43] Craig: Yeah. So they obviously there's some gravel bikes, like the cut through it that run a 29 or wheel, but just so I'm clear. So this is a, this is a proper, in addition to servicing that market, this is a proper mountain bike wheel. [00:49:55] Randall: Oh, yeah. So when you think about the types of gravel bikes that are using a two nine wheel, they're generally more expedition type bikes, otherwise you'd be better off on our 700 sea podge. So the Uday 29 is very much a wheel that if you were going and doing a, an expedition this is a great wheel to bring, because even though it's on the lighter side compared to some wheels in that segment, you have the asymmetry, the weight is being saved through materials and precision engineering and manufacturer rather than compromising on structural integrity. And one thing that's true about all these wheels by the way is each wheel set uses a single length of spoke, which we include a spare with it. So, if you ever did have an issue being able to change a spoke in the field is, about as simple as, it could be . [00:50:40] Craig: Gotcha. Super interesting. Well, we've, we've gone deep on wheels. I, I, there's a few more things I wanted to cover, but I think we're running a bit long on time. Is there anything else in, in parting? You know, this is a, a big week probably when you listeners hearing this a week behind us, but you've got logos components off the ground. We'll certainly put a link in the show notes. Is there anything else about the brand or the ethos that you wanted to share with the listener before we sign off for today? [00:51:08] Randall: The long and the short is, you have to have a reason for existing. And in our case, we saw an opportunity to make something that fit our perspective on what the ideal wheel would be, and to pull it off at a price point that is affordable to a much bigger audience and to provide some, education at the same time. So if you're curious about any of the concepts that, that we discussed here on the pod, I know we went pretty deep nerd here. Logos components.com hop in there. We've created some materials there to make it easy to get one's head around these things and, it applies to wheels more generally. The last thing is, I really want to thank all the stakeholders who helped to make this happen. This is particularly Sam Jackson, our head of brand, who I mentioned before, as well as Angela Chang, our head of operations. This is our vendors. This is various industry experts. Who've provided their 2 cents. This is the ridership community. Many of whom I assume are listening who contributed their thoughts when I first posted the idea for this project some months ago and got a lot of positive feedback. And in fact, quite a few presales. So can't thank you enough. And then Greg. The first conversation that we had was really the tipping point with thesis in terms of providing an opportunity for people to get to know us and to see our philosophy and how we approach things. And it's been immensely gratifying to be on this journey with you first as a guest and then now as someone who gets to do episodes, not just with you, but then explore ideas with guests that I bring on myself. So a lot of appreciation we would not be here if not for the support of those parties. And we feel excited about what the future holds. [00:52:46] Craig: Well, cool. I mean, best luck to you and the team. It's always great to see. I I've always enjoyed your philosophy around the transparency of what you're doing and your openness to have discussions with people. I think you've whether it's the thesis brand and I'm sure the logo brand, you have an openness for discussion with people who are considering the, the products and whether or not they choose your particular product. I think they'll understand your point of view and your commitment to providing and creating the product that you've arrived at in your mind. So kudos and congratulations. I look forward to continuing the journey with you. Obviously we'll have you back on the, for the listener, you'll be back on here for, into dared episodes in the future, and also doing deep technical dives around both bicycle componentry, but also the philosophies of community and, and general philosophy of what cycling brings to our collective lives. So good to talk to you as always Randall. I wasn't surprised that we went a little bit longer today, but hopefully the listener can give us a little a little bit of room there for enjoying our conversations together. [00:53:52] Randall: Yeah. And if anyone has any questions or comments please jump in the ridership in the logos channel or drop us an email. [00:53:59] Craig: Cool. Thanks Randall. [00:54:01] Randall: All right. Thanks Greg. [00:54:03] Craig Dalton: That's gonna do it for this week's edition of the gravel ride podcast. I hope you learned a little bit more about Randall's background and are excited to check out logo's components. I know you can learn a lot just simply from visiting the website. As I mentioned, they've got. Breakdown diagram of the hub, which I found very interesting. If you're curious about what a, a star ratchet looks like inside big thanks to our friends at hammerhead and the Caru two computer. Remember use the code, the gravel ride to get that free heart rate monitor with the purchase of your crew to computer. If you're interested in connecting with me or Randall to ask questions about this podcast or otherwise best way to do it is simply join the ridership. It's a free global cycling community. It's at www.theridership.com. You can interact with the two of us, but also more importantly, thousands of other athletes around the world to answer your questions and share your joy and share roots from around the world. If you're interested in supporting the podcast, you can visit buy me a coffee.com/the gravel ride where ratings and reviews are hugely appreciated until next time here's defining some dirt under your wheels.

Mad Radio
P&P - Sean says NO Helicopters, Who is Saint Omni?, and the Intriguing Texans DB Room

Mad Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2022 32:11


HOUR 3 - Sean can't handle helicopters even if Seth is the pilot. Is it possible Roquan Smith is this mysterious Saint Omni and is cold calling teams to get himself traded? Also, once some more guys get play time, it looks like the Texans DB position will take shape.

Outkick the Coverage with Clay Travis
Hour 2: LaVar and Jonas – Saint Omni, Lamar Jackson's Betting On Himself, Would You Rather?

Outkick the Coverage with Clay Travis

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2022 38:59


In hour 2 on 2 Pros and a Cup of Joe, LaVar Arrington and Jonas Knox do their best to peel back the latest news in the Roquan Smith saga since Saint Omni has now entered the picture. Plus, reports have surfaced that there is still a gap between the Ravens and Lamar Jackson regarding their contract discussions. Then, the guys play some Would You Rather!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

McNeil & Parkins Show
Who can find Saint Omni?

McNeil & Parkins Show

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 2:34


The hunt for Saint Omni is on after a story this afternoon that someone going by that name is calling NFL teams on behalf of Roquan Smith. Producers Adam Studzinski and Rey Diaz -- in for Shane Riordan and Chris Tannehill -- begin their hunt for Mr. Omni.

McNeil & Parkins Show
The hunt for Saint Omni (Hour 1)

McNeil & Parkins Show

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 32:56


The hunt for Saint Omni is on after a story this afternoon that someone going by that name is calling NFL teams on behalf of Roquan Smith. As producers Adam Studzinski and Rey Diaz (in for Shane Riordan and Chris Tannehill) begin their hunt for Mr. Omni, Danny Parkins and Matt Spiegel begin giving their impressions of the Bears preseason game this past Saturday. It appears they at the least were organized! Plus, Justin Fields gave an interview with our own Mark Grote after the game on WBBM Saturday which we need to hear.

Ben Greenfield Fitness
Spirit Tech: The Brave New World of Consciousness Hacking and Enlightenment Engineering

Ben Greenfield Fitness

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2022 66:49 Very Popular


I recently read a book entitled Spirit Tech: The Brave New World of Consciousness Hacking and Enlightenment Engineering by Kate J. Stockly and Wesley J. Wildman. It was a thrilling read on the merging of biohacking technologies, spirituality, neurotheology, and much more.  Technology now has the ability to modify and control the spiritual experience. This book is a journey through the high-tech aids for psychological growth that are changing the world while exploring safety, authenticity, and ethics. Of course, technology is already helping to manage health, sleep, relationships, and finances, so it's no surprise that technological aids for the spiritual journey would be the next frontier. From apps that help you pray or meditate, to cybernauts seeking the fast track, to nirvana through magnetic brain stimulation, this is the brink of the most transformative revolution in the practice of religion: an era in which the power of “spirit tech” can be harnessed to deepen your experience of the divine. Spirit tech products are rapidly improving in sophistication and power, and ordinary people need a trustworthy guide. Through their research and insider access to the top innovators and early adopters, Kate Stockly and Wesley Wildman take you deep inside an evolving world with Spirit Tech. The book is the definitive guide to the fascinating world of innovations for personal transformation, spiritual growth, and pushing the boundaries of human nature. When you read Spirit Tech, you'll... ...find out how increasingly popular “wearables” work on your brain, promising a shortcut to transformative meditative states... ...meet the inventor of the “God Helmet,” who developed a tool to increase psychic skills and overcome fear, sadness, and anger... ...visit churches that use ayahuasca as their sacrament and explore the booming industry of psychedelic tourism... ...journey to a mansion in the heart of Silicon Valley where a group of scientists and entrepreneurs are working feverishly to bring brain-based spirit tech applications to the masses, and... ...discover a research team who achieved brain-to-brain communication between individuals thousands of miles apart, harnessing neurofeedback techniques to sync and share emotions among group members. Kate Stockly is an academic researcher specializing in the scientific study of religion and women's studies in religion. Kate's first book, High On God: How Megachurches Won the Heart of America (co-authored with James K. Wellman, Jr. and Katie Corcoran; Oxford 2020), looks closely at the affective and emotional dynamics animating evangelical megachurches. Spirit Tech: The Brave New World of Consciousness Hacking and Engineering Enlightenment is Kate's second book. Kate also analyzes gender dynamics in religion and spirituality from a bio-psycho-social perspective. Putting the critical humanities—especially feminist materialism and affect theory—into conversation with the biological sciences, she theorizes how gender and sex interact with spiritual and religious expression and experience. Episode sponsors: -Ketone IQ by HVMN: Use code BENG for 10% off any purchase of Ketone-IQ️ an exclusive offer for podcast listeners. -JOOVV: Use promo code BEN for an exclusive discount on your first order. -ARX: Go to arxfit.com/ben to look at the Alpha or the Omni for the most effective and safest form of resistance exercise in the world. -Kion Aminos: Building blocks for muscle recovery, reduced cravings, better cognition, immunity, and more. -Lucy Nicotine Gum: If you are looking for a cleaner and tastier alternative to other nicotine products, this product is for you. To save 20% on any order, just use discount code BEN20.