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The Autonomous Creative
Navigating the midlife pivot to a creative career, with Martha Rich

The Autonomous Creative

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021


Martha Rich is commercial and fine artist who took a long and circuitous route through many day jobs (Workman's comp insurance. Hotel front desk clerk. Repo woman?) to pivot to an art career at the age of 37. Now Martha makes a full-time living as an artist making work that brings her joy. Her secret to building an absolutely custom autonomous creative life? When bad things happened in her life (and they did, with regularity) instead of curling into a defensive crouch, she saw opportunities to rethink her assumptions about how her life "should" look, and instead take big leaps into new ways of living and working. Over and over, Martha took a flyer on something untested. She took risks that others would find really scary. Every time she landed on her feet in some new place, and it taught her to trust herself. Successfully navigating so many life pivots, she came to trust that she can and will continue to land on her feet. Acting with courage before confidence taught Martha that optimism is a good plan. More from this episode... Martha describes her escape from cubicle land and finding her creative calling: "It was a miracle... finding what you're supposed to do. Not everybody gets to do that." When following society's rules didn't work out for Martha, she made her own: "Once you take the first big risk, then it's a little bit easier to take another one." “Every bad thing that's happened to me has been a blessing.” — Why Martha returned to school at thirty-seven, and how it launched her art career. What are the benefits of a rigorous art education, particularly for older adults? Part of Martha's story is about the relationships she built with mentors and creative influences, including the Clayton Brothers and Esther Pearl Watson. "Networking is the one thing that has kept my career going" — How to make a living as an artist even if you're "no Leonardo da Vinci." Martha shares her strategies for attracting clients, including the project that helped her sell more than three hundred paintings. A self-described commercial and fine artist, Martha explains the difference between the two and how it affects her creative process. The secret to transforming your art career: "Make some dumb stuff.” More from Martha Rich Martha Rich lived the typical, suburban life - until she followed her husband to Los Angeles where, just short of a picket fence and 2.5 children her average American life unraveled. To cope with divorce, fate lead her to a class taught by painters and brothers Rob and Christian Clayton. They persuaded her to quit the pantyhose, corporate world, leave her human resources job at Universal Studios behind and become an artist full-time. She graduated with honors from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and got her MFA in Painting from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Her commercial clients include Blue Q, Fringe Studio, Mincing Mockingbird, Chronicle Books, Green Thumb Industries, Penn Gazette, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, Penguin UK, McSweeney's, Portland Mercury, Village Voice, Bon Appetit, San Francisco Chronicle, Henry Holt Publishers, and Country Music TV to name just a few. Her work is featured in the Beck video “Girl” and a book about her sketchbooks, Sketchbook Expressionism, was published by Murphy Design. In 2019, Chronicle Books published her book, The Furious Notebook, Release Your Rage, Use Your Anger for Good and Chill the Heck Out. Rich's artwork has been shown in galleries throughout the U.S. and internationally. She is currently living in her hometown of Philadelphia and teaches classes at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. Connect with Martha Rich https://instagram.com/martharich63 https://instagram.com/martharichworld Additional Links www.mincingmockingbird.com/collections/martha-rich-word-bubbles https://www.jenvaughnart.com/portfolio/martha-rich/ https://cargocollective.com/martharichThe Autonomous Creative is brought to you by Authentic Visibility: marketing for creatives who (think they) hate marketing. Learn more here!

Six String Buddha
Mentor and Disciple: “The Death of Superman” - A Tribute to EVH

Six String Buddha

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 43:03


Through the years, there have been many different schools of buddhist thought, but they've all built upon the original teachings of Shakyamuni and passed down what they'd learned to the next generation. They did this by following in the footsteps of their mentor and honored them by living the teachings with integrity, setting an example and then passing the torch to the next disciples, keeping the flame of the dharma burning brightly. Essentially, this is how all humans have learned things, from the dawn of mankind - through the knowledge and wisdom of those that came before them. However, the purity of the wisdom depends entirely on the integrity of the teacher… This lineage of 'mentor and disciple' is woven into everything we do and having the right mentors throughout our lives can determine the outcome of our life's mission and ultimately, whether we succeed or fail. I wanted to honor one of the most important musical mentors I've ever had and exemplify just how his wisdom and influence played such a big part in who I've become, musically as well as personally. The lessons I've learned by following Edward Van Halen over the last forty two years go far beyond just music... Losing Edward on October 6th, 2020 was much more devastating to me than even I had imagined it would be and I still feel like a piece of who I am is no longer with me. I put this episode together as a tribute to him and the piece in the second half was written as sort of my own, personal eulogy, that I'd imagined myself reading at his memorial. I asked some of my very best guitar player friends to contribute some music, so that this would be an extra special episode that Edward himself would appreciate! There's some killer guitar music in this episode and all who contributed are also disciples of King Edward, the "punk kid from Pasadena" who made all of our lives so magical. I'm sure Edward would approve! I hope you enjoy it! Read more here:

L.A. Meekly: A Los Angeles History Podcast
Creepy Christmas/Chaunted Channukah Part: Malign (Haunted Tales)

L.A. Meekly: A Los Angeles History Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 124:07


Channukah came early this year and it swears this has never happened before. Settle in for a night by the artificial fireplace with us as we get into a couple haunted tales of Los Angeles in this: what we declare to be your favorite holiday tradition. This year we will cover the Colorado Street aka "Suicide" Bridge (14:42) and the Beverly Hills Bermuda Triangle including the stories of Howard Hughes' plane crash (57:16), the whacking of Bugsy Siegel (1:11:09), the crash of Jan Berry (1:25:52) and the murder of Ronni Chasen (1:47:34). This episode brought to you by Glaze Hair. Use promo code LAHISTORY15 for 15% off today. This episode also brought to you by Heart Soul Heat. Use promo code LA to get 50% off today.

Satellite Sisters
Cookbook Author Claire Tansey Plus A Tale of Two Turkeys, Rattlesnake Roadside Attraction, Broadway Plans

Satellite Sisters

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 73:42


Satellite Sisters Special Guest Chef and Uncomplicated Cookbook Author Claire Tansey has tips for destressing holiday entertaining.Don't miss Lian Dolan LIVE at Vroman's on Saturday Dec 5. Pasadena, CASHOP at our Satellite Sisters Shop here. Subscribe to our newsletter Pep Talk here.More on Claire Tansey: Use these links to Claire's latest book and her holiday appetizers class on Dec 5.Sisters get $10 off using code SISTERS10 (and everything is in Canadian $!!)Plus Claire's free facebook group, Dinner Uncomplicated.Julie visits Rattlers and Reptiles Roadside Attraction and has rattlesnake facts.Congrats to 100 year old swim champion Mighty Mo!New research on life stages and aging: As We Age, What Should We Change study from Stanford Center on Longevity. Read the report A New Map Of Life.Add your posts with the special tag #satsisterslookwhatIdid2021 in our Facebook group or your Instagram feed. Entertaining Sisters:Julie recommends:The Beatles: Get Back on Disney+. Documentary by Peter Jackson from unseen footage.Hank The Cowdog podcast with Matthew McConaughey. Liz is going to see Jagged Little Pill and The Six on Broadway.Watch for all the Tick Tick Boom! Cameos in new movie from Netflix about Jonathan Larson directed by Lin-Manuel Miranda.Lian reviews holiday movies about castles!Christmas at Castle Hart on Hallmark ChannelA Castle for Christmas with Brooke Shields and Cary Elwes on Netflix Thank you to our sponsors. Please use these special urls to support us and them:Ritual https://ritual.com/sistersThird Love https://thirdlove.com/sistersFramebridge https://framebridge.com/satsistersLian Dolan's books: For info on Lost and Found in Paris, The Sweeney Sisters and Lian Dolan's other books and appearances, go to www.liandolan.comPreorder Lost and Found in Paris from indie or online stores here.For all of our booklists at Bookshop.org, go to www.bookshop.org/shop/liandolanBuy The Sweeney Sisters here on bookshop.org or here on amazon.Join our community: Facebook Page, Facebook Group and on Instagram and Twitter @satsisters.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

LAC Podcast
Unwrapping Hope

LAC Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2021 40:17


Unwrapped - Advent 2021 - (Isaiah 9:1-2) - Chuck Hunt

CannMed Coffee Talk
Coffee Talk 42 with Amy Simpson and BigMike Straumietis

CannMed Coffee Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 22:07


Amy Simpson and BigMike Straumietis talk about Humanity Heroes, a charity that is providing essential living supplies to the homeless community living on the streets and in shelters across America. BigMike, who you likely know as the CEO of Advanced Nutrients, founded Humanity Heroes with the idea that “if a company has the financial resources, then it has a social responsibility to help humanity as a whole.” Amy is the Fundraising Manager at Humanity Heroes, organizing all the events the team puts on each year,  We discuss:  The origins of Humanity Heroes The growing homeless population in the United States and Los Angeles specifically How cannabis medicine and the cannabis industry can potentially help the homeless population How Humanity Heroes has expanded to help the cannabis community, especially those affected by natural disasters Future goals for the organization and more Thanks to this Episode's Sponsor: CannMed Giving Back Medicinal Genomics believes in the power of education to inspire science, community, and hope. So we decided to give back with a chance to win a free ticket to the CannMed Medical Practicum, on May 3, 2022 in Pasadena. Go to our Giving Back webpage, to register and read the full contest rules. Additional Resources Join Humanity Heroes CannMed ArchiveCannMed Community Board (Facebook Group)Healthcare Provider Medical Cannabis Research Study

All Saints Church Pasadena Podcast
From Rizpah to Rittenhouse: We Are More or Less the Same ... and the Fighter Still Remains

All Saints Church Pasadena Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 21:44


“Just as we have moved from enslavement to mass incarceration, we have moved from crucifixion to lynching to extrajudicial executions by police and vigilante enforcement of white supremacy. After changes upon changes, we are more or less the same. After changes, we are more or less the same. The court told us what we already knew. The world is not safe if you have black or brown skin. Expect no police officer to spare you. Expect no court to protect you. This is state-sponsored and state-sanctioned terrorism.  It has an ancient history. They used it against Armoni, Meshibosheph and Jesus and they are using it today. It's been three thousand years since Rizpah kept her lonely vigil on that hill and bent a king to her will. Her body has long since gone down to the dust … and yet she is the mother of movements and she calls to us still.” Sermon by Mike Kinman from worship at 11:30 a.m. on Reign of Divine Love Sunday, November 21, 2021 at All Saints Church, Pasadena. Readings: II Kings 24:8, 11-17 and Matthew 27: 11-14, 27-37. Watch the sermon on YouTube. Read the text of the sermon. Follow All Saints Church on Twitter @ASCpas. Like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AllSaintsPasadena/. Donate to support the mission and ministries of All Saints at https://allsaints-pas.org/donate/donate-now/.

All Saints Church Pasadena Podcast

“The revolutionary Jesus I know dances on tables with her heels in her hand and stumbles back home as the sun creeps over the horizon. The revolutionary Jesus I know dances furiously, seductively, with abandon, with joy. The revolutionary Jesus I know knows the feelings that come with dancing and that come from watching each other dance can be scary because they are so powerful … and that is precisely why they are holy. When was the last time you danced?  Has it been hours?  Days?  Months?  Years? Has it been too long?  Are you ready to dance again?” Sermon by Mike Kinman from worship at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, November 14, 2021 at All Saints Church, Pasadena. Readings: Psalm 89:1-8, 14 and John 2:1-11. Watch the sermon on YouTube. Read the text of the sermon. (music by Prince used at the end of the sermon has been muted because of copyright restrictions, but the dancing is awesome!) View the entire 9:00 a.m. service for All Saints Sunday, November 14, 2021, on YouTube at https://youtu.be/j7TqERH0hxs. Follow along with the service leaflet here: https://allsaints-pas.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/211107StreamingLit9and1130am.pdf. Follow All Saints Church on Twitter @ASCpas. Like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AllSaintsPasadena/. Donate to support the mission and ministries of All Saints at https://allsaints-pas.org/donate/donate-now/.

The LA Report
Public camping ban, Stray bullet kills Pasadena boy, "Follow home" robberies, Unvaxxed holiday guests – The P.M. Edition

The LA Report

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 5:24


What's happening today: L.A. City Council sends poverty commission a measure to ban public camping; Pasadena PD looking for clues in death of 13-year-old boy; "Follow home" robberies on the rise; When is Mayor Garcetti heading to India?; How to deal with unvaccinated holiday guests. This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.   Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav

The LA Report
Long waits for food aid; Pasadena boy killed in shooting; Training students for L.A. Marathon – The A.M. Edition

The LA Report

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 5:30


Here's your morning news: L.A. County is being sued over long waits for food aid; LAPD asks for help finding 84-year-old North Hollywood man; Newsom urges COVID shots before winter; Pasadena PD looking for shooter of 13-year-old boy; Labor unrest continues at UC; Student running group trains kids for L.A. Marathon. This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.   Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav

Hospitality Hangout
Robots in the Kitchen | Season 5, Vol. 8: Miso Robotics

Hospitality Hangout

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 41:43


In the latest episode of Hospitality Hangout podcast, Michael Schatzberg “The Restaurant Guy” and Jimmy Frischling “The Finance Guy” chat with Massimo Noja De Marco, chief executive officer at Piestro and a founder at Kitchen United about robotics in the food industry. Noja De Marco talks about how he grew up in hospitality, his mother was a chef and his grandfather ran seven hotels making him seventh generation in hospitality. He says, “this is what I live and breathe and I'm having so much fun doing it.” Noja De Marco talks about launching Piestro, a fully automated pizzeria a year ago. He says, “we are doing tremendous progress on getting this machine in the hands of our corporate partners. Right now we are not in the market yet, but we are testing these machines with the private recipes of each one of these pizza brands and things couldn't be better.”Noja De Marco says the company produces a number of robotic solutions and Piestro is one of them and they are creating the machines that will fit the needs of a number of brands. He talks about Kitchen United, saying the original idea came from Jeffreey Kalt and they wanted to find a way to optimize the space for their friend's restaurants and do it better. He says, “They had all these issues executing in their restaurants especially because all the orders were coming in at lunch and dinner time, crunch time and they would turn down all the platforms so they were leaving a lot of money on the table.” He talks about the first Kitchen United location in Pasadena where they rented out to a bunch of restaurants, some big and some small brands. When Noja De Marco is asked about technology and automation in the food industry, he talks about the challenges in the industry, saying it is one of the toughest industries and so many things can go wrong at any given day. He says, “So if you can take a chunk of those issues and put them away by using technology and automation, I mean who better than you guys know how much technology has helped these operators right?” Noja De Marco says, operators and restaurant brands need to do all they can to get educated on groundbreaking technology, automation, and robotics before they end up running into challenges like the pandemic brought. When asked about robotics and automation, Noja De Marco says, there are a bunch of robots that actually can go to the line and pick up that package and take it outside to the drivers. Some of the drivers don't even have to get out of their cars. He added, “You don't have any more runners running back and forth in the ghost kitchen space, so that's one of the ways, that's one of the solutions but we are bringing co-robotic solutions. It's not a full robotic solution into a kitchen, because we still want one person that can actually oversee.” To hear more about Piestro and the technology, automation and robotics advancing into the foodservice industry, tune into this episode of Hospitality Hangout.This syndicated content is brought to you by Branded Strategic Hospitality.

Vintage Church Pasadena
How God Provides: I am not but I know I AM - Ben Chase

Vintage Church Pasadena

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 45:05


Sunday morning service from Vintage church in Pasadena. Sunday, November 21st, 2021. Pastor Ben Chase.

Bill Handel on Demand
Handel on the News [EARLY EDITION]

Bill Handel on Demand

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 29:18


Bill Handel is joined by Wayne Resnick and Jennifer Jones Lee for the Early Edition of Handel on the News. The three of them discuss news topics that include: At least 5 are dead and more than 40 injured after an SUV plowed through a Christmas parade in suburban Milwaukee, a 13-year-old in Pasadena has died after being struck by a stray bullet in his home, police say, and L.A. and Ventura Counties are under red flag warnings as powerful winds and low humidity increase the risk of fire.

The Jason & Scot Show - E-Commerce And Retail News
EP280 - Anker Innovations Head of Global Communications Eric Villines

The Jason & Scot Show - E-Commerce And Retail News

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 46:01


EP280 - Anker Innovations Head of Global Communications Eric Villines Eric Villines is the Global Head of Communications for Anker Innovations. Anker is one of the most successful brands to be started on the Amazon platform. In this broad ranging interview, we discuss the origin story of Anker, their evolution from early Amazon FBA seller to Global Omni-channel brand. Eric covers their incubator, Anker Innovation, and their Amazon FBA consulting service OceanWing. We also discuss his recent book, Get Funded!: The Startup Entrepreneur's Guide to Seriously Successful Fundraising. Episode 280 of the Jason & Scot show was recorded on Wednesday. November 17th, 2021. http://jasonandscot.com Join your hosts Jason "Retailgeek" Goldberg, Chief Commerce Strategy Officer at Publicis, and Scot Wingo, CEO of GetSpiffy and Co-Founder of ChannelAdvisor as they discuss the latest news and trends in the world of e-commerce and digital shopper marketing. Transcript Jason: [0:00] Welcome to the Jason and Scot show this is episode 280 being recorded on Wednesday November 17th 2021 I'm your host Jason retailgeek Goldberg and as usual I'm here with your co-host Scot Wingo. Scot: [0:15] Hey Jason and welcome back Jason Scott show listeners Jason is a fellow Gadget addict one of our favorite brands that we love from consumer perspective is Anchor and then we also spend a lot of time here on the show talking about anchor because it's a very interesting brand that is one of the few that we call kind of digitally native Amazon born so today on the show we are very excited to welcome Eric villines he is the head of Global Communications at anchor and is based out of Sunny Seattle Eric welcome to the show. Eric: [0:50] Thanks for having me we've also been having about two months of rain so we're living up to our our cliche. Jason: [0:59] That for the last two months that might have sounded bad but being here in Chicago I have a feeling that rain is about to start looking pretty good to me. Eric: [1:07] Yeah means known cold and wind. Jason: [1:09] Exactly all of the above although it's been pretty mild so far. Eric before we jump into all the anchor discussions we always like to get sort of a brief background about our guests and maybe you could tell us what your role is an anchor. Eric: [1:25] Sure so I run Global Communications at anchor Innovations which is essentially a fancy way of saying public relations. Which in time it's sort of corporate Communications you could be crisis Corporate social responsibility and then obviously the most exciting part of what I do which would be product PR dealing with the media on reviews and, I'm getting the word out of on the cool gadgets we. Jason: [1:51] That's awesome so does that mean you have one of everything. Eric: [1:55] I have two of everything. It's a funny story I've worked in consumer electronics for a long time and I remember Steven Yang who hired me personally for the role, I remember I was in China and I said I want to make sure that I've got budget to give everyone on my team, you know one of the products and he giggled and I'm absolutely serious, we all have to you know live it and breathe it and love it and know the good and the bad aspects of all of our products because we're talking with the media all the time so I kind of. I'm kind of insistent that everyone on my team has the products and then the other part is we all we can never run out of battery that's like that's like a major faux pas here, if I ever hear the words even coming out of my own mouth that my phone is almost out of juice that's super bad as a charging company. Jason: [2:45] That does seem off brand I am I have a little bit of a fetish for your products and the thing I've noticed is every time I have a family gathering I get completely cleaned out. Eric: [2:57] Oh yeah there is. Jason: [2:58] So I yeah I didn't realize you were in such a replenishment category but it's ended up being one for me. Eric: [3:04] It's funny because I started out an entertainment before I came into consumer electronics and one of the first things I did here because I'm just using my own family Dynamics as I have three children. And my wife of course is involved in this as well and we steal each other's cables constantly and then we lie to each other, about you know and it's gotten so bad that people take you know colored Sharpies and all sorts of things but we had done a survey, on you know what are some of the most irritating things that happen in the family and this came in like is a top four. People stealing each other's charging components and then lying about it so it's a national issue that we just haven't spent enough time talking about. Jason: [3:48] Yeah we'll have to dedicate a whole nother show to solving that problem one last product related question do you have a favorite anchor products. Eric: [3:57] Well gosh I so we have these new cables that you said fetish I don't want to take it too far but it's. It's the material that's made out of is reminds me of certain things and that Dominion but it's a super soft latex like, cable that seems to never because of the material it seems to never not up. And that's one of my favorite things and they come in all these super cool colors and that's really new for us we've always offered two colors a beautiful white and the Beautiful Black Version, and so this year we started getting into more colors and that's been really exciting because that's a really easy way to distinguish your product from say your son's because you can have different colors but the material it's really nice I keep them in my bag I've got him for all my products. Those are really cool we launched a new line of Mag go products which we have a desk version which allows you to, put your phone against and it'll you know magnetically charged it but the battery is removable so you can actually bring it with you, so it serves two purposes and I keep that like in the kitchen so when I'm cooking and I have my recipes but then I can grab it and go. So those are really cool but I mean man we launch new products every day so you ask me next week I'm going to tell you something completely different. Scot: [5:23] Yeah this is an unsolicited but my favorite is there's a little Hub you guys have for the Macbook so I can just plug in one USB C and I've got this thing I'm looking at it now it looks like a mutated octopus with with 800 things, poking out of it that I no longer have to plug into my MacBook so you're you're saving me a lot of ports which I really appreciate. Eric: [5:40] Yeah as they move to usb-c only but you still had a myriad of other things you needed to connect to it. Scot: [5:47] Yeah well now the magsafe is a now they're back yeah they decided they're giving you guys too much Martin said so now they now they have like they're like oh man when you need to add more stuff you know. Eric: [5:57] Well I've talked to a lot of pro users and they're really excited to see the HDMI cable come back it's just a you know it's a strong connection that cables is still different. And sometimes it's a huge hassle putting a hub attached to the computer and then attaching your HDMI cable and everything else to it. Scot: [6:16] Yeah absolutely especially when you're traveling and you're popping into someone else's conference room you'd never have that one little cable, so we obviously we talked a lot about anchor on the show and we can just kind of stopped fan blowing on the on the user side would love to hear kind of your view of the founding story of anchor, you know we kind of classify it as you heard is this kind of like Amazon born would love to know how you guys tell that story. Eric: [6:43] Yeah I mean it's you know I had relatives that move during the Dust Bowl and move to Pasadena and built. You know a chain of gas stations and it's this true Americana story but he what's interesting is I think Steven Yang story is very similar it is that that's story of an idea and perseverance and building and Global brand that. People have in their purses and backpacks even if they don't know it's anchor there's a strong probability that it is and that's that's one is exciting the others a branding dilemma. But Stephen was a senior engineer in California at Google and he had he was trying to find a new battery for his Toshiba laptop. [7:32] And as he was looking online including Amazon and the Toshiba websites he realized he had sort of two choices you either going to buy the one from Toshiba that was super expensive, for take a chance, on all of these other versions white-label versions and unknown brands on Amazon and and purchase one from their sort of buyer beware. And he kind of had a light bulb moment and thought you know this is this is ridiculous like who are the people that are putting these online how they've been tested how can I know that, what I'm buying is going to work with my laptop and you know give me a year of battery life. Long story short he moved back to China with his wife who was then his fiance he took a small loan from his mom. And he started anchor and in the beginning what Stephen did was go around to different factories and and Developers, and with his engineers and they went and tested all these batteries so in the beginning it was a white label play was him finding and filtering through. [8:38] I'll just say it a lot of garbage and trying to find the absolute best, alternatives to all of these laptop batteries and they started selling those through Amazon and that was the first point was the easiest place for them and selling specifically and exclusively to the United States. A year later it was a massive success beyond anything that he had ever imagined, and the next logical step was to take that concept and move it into mobility and start looking at mobile phones and chargers and portable batteries and all these things that were at the time, really starting to come out but the big difference when he went into Mobility is the idea was we need to get as fast out of, the white labeling as we can because we have some ideas that even these these smaller factories and people that were producing, can are doing that we can find ways to make it better, so that sort of unearth the world of you know contract manufacturing where they're Engineers were developing and designing, you know the specifics and then Contracting manufacturers to develop those products and the rest as they say is history. Ironically today we are celebrating our 10-year anniversary actually last month. [9:58] And that's a pretty big deal so we went from a guy and his wife. And a little mama money from his mom to a you know a multibillion-dollar company. With multiple Brands and over 3,000 employees all around the world. So in addition to charging which is still a huge huge part of our, DNA we've developed a number of Brands subsequently over the last three to four years everything from robotic vacuums and future robotic products, to home security high-end true wireless headsets. Smart Home Entertainment pet products baby socks I mean like you know smart baby socks I mean just like the whole gamut. [10:45] And the sort of the common line through all of this is that Steven and his team are constantly looking for areas within an emerging or establish consumer electronics area where they can bring value. And you know usually we might come in and the play might be okay we're going to come up with a really great product that's going to be, a little lower cost and that gets our foothold and then the the long-term strategy is then to LeapFrog over the competitors with something truly innovative. And this is kind of a phenomenon that's worked really really well. For Stephen and his engineers and the marketing teams and all of our sales people around the world. Scot: [11:28] Did he have an industrial design background hurry just had the pain and kind of cheeses and created the company from there. Eric: [11:37] Well he's a Hitman he's a True Blood engineer so I mean he's he's right at that right at the hardware level and into coding and all of that so the industrial design. Was not his core competency so bringing in people that that could fill in, those areas and ultimately well they say 10 years later we brought color right but of course then we had great devices that worked really well but we're but when we look at industrial design, I would say that you know that's what's going to propel us over the next 10 years with with the Thinker charging. Scot: [12:14] Yeah it's been the you know I really like kind of the functional but still kind of modern kind of vibe you guys have with your products it's really nice is he still with the company is you still still involved. Eric: [12:27] Yeah yeah I mean I talked to him regularly he is very approachable. It's interesting because he shares his office with two other people at the company and it's kind of this kitchen table set up he doesn't have a private office, because there's so much collaboration and you look around the company we're all like that even though I'm in Seattle, and in my office I do the same thing with my team we just take some long tables and we connect them up and everyone just sits on them because it's like jazz we're just constantly. You know coming up with ideas and talking and it's just more efficient. Jason: [13:06] I do want a Lobby by the way I feel like you have some cool colors now you have like a like a lavender and a mint but what you really need is like a retailgeek blue I think would be. Eric: [13:18] Retailgeek blue yeah. Jason: [13:20] Yeah I could send you the PMS colors at that. Eric: [13:22] Okay yeah send me the Pantone colors yeah the, yeah I mean we I would think the colors are sort of muted so they're they're a joke they don't offend anyone so they're not they're not super striking their kind of muted across the color spectrum but so far they've been. They've been received really really well there's there's an old joke and consumer electronics that people are always screaming for color. And then when you look at the sales and you find it's the white and black that sell the most. So it's like you need to have the color but in the end most people end up choosing the the kind of safer black and white. Jason: [14:05] Yeah now I actually I'll be honest the style of the colors fine and actually think they are attractive kind of pastel colors but the it's just nice to have a diversity because I actually have a system like I have one color for my USBC cables. Eric: [14:19] Mmm. Jason: [14:20] One color for my lightning cables so that I can you know quickly distinguish them in my back. Eric: [14:24] You're not messing around man. Jason: [14:27] I have a little I have a problem. So I it's funny in the early days of these kind of digitally native direct to Consumer Brands there used to be this religious battle there were companies that were like. And the path to the customer through Amazon we're going to sell this stuff on Amazon and I would characterize anchor as the poster child for the most successful brand that was born. By primarily making themselves available on Amazon and selling through Amazon's traffic. But for every company like that there was another company that's like that's crazy Amazon is going to steal your customer and knock you off and they're all these you know potential, downfalls to Amazon and you know we should own the customer ourselves and we should have our own website and so increasingly that became the Shopify contingency and so it used to be, you know a company was either an Amazon company or a Shopify company. And more recently I feel like the increasingly the answer is not or it's and that. You know the consumers on Amazon so you need to be on Amazon but you also do have consumers that want to buy direct and you should have your own website and. My proof point for that is I want to say in the last year or so anchor has launched its own Shopify site so I now can shop anchor on Amazon but also on your own direct website is that like. [15:54] Like you got did you guys have debates and conversations about that and was that a very overt decision or is it just something where you just swept up a Shopify side at some point and you really still think of yourself as an Amazon only company. Eric: [16:07] Well there's a lot to unpack I'm going to I'm going to try to I'm going to try to find the question in that statement, the first of all we started definitely start on Amazon and one of the things I would argue about Amazon is that it is direct, so whether you're selling on your website you know or you're selling on Amazon you're ultimately. [16:29] Selling direct through the Amazon platform and you're engaging with your customers and your you know you're dealing with customer service and all the things you would normally do so I think Amazon has been a great partner and it is it continues to be definitely a big part of our DNA. But as we evolved into different regions around the world you know that there are different channels, that in our sort of different stages of development but the omni-channel approach meaning, you know in our case Amazon which is always a big part of us our own website which is great for Branding and direct connection and through our Retail Partners because in the United States were sold everywhere we're sold at you know Best Buy Walmart Target, Etc you can go to medium art overseas, so we don't see ourselves as just a single Channel we definitely are see ourselves is an omni-channel but I think you know Amazon is provide us an incredible platform to launch on, the ability the ability I think for a person that has a great product looking to sell something and any part of the world where Amazon is is so convenient and so easy. [17:41] And you know the financial Commitment if you're just starting out and you're Distributing your products the platform has evolved its improved. And it's ultimately pretty easy to get going on the platform without you know a tremendous amount of financial backing. Jason: [18:02] Yep and it is interesting because you have you know been a heavy practitioner on the platform from the early days in it does feel like it's evolved a lot. From your guys's perspective do you still feel like there's a. Competitive advantage in knowing the platform better than other sellers like it feels like there's a lot of levers to pull now and I mean you know different companies with different levels of sophistication in their Amazon presents. Why does everybody learning all the best practices now and they're sort of parody or do you feel like you guys can still kind of win more than your fair share of eyeballs on Amazon. Eric: [18:38] I mean we we've been doing this for you know for 10 years now and so they're the they're the tools and there's the Instinct and then there's the the lessons learned from the billions of mistakes that we've made, along the way and I don't know those things are those things are harder to I think grass for people that are just coming into the space so I think we absolutely have an advantage, but you know I mean I think it's not magic it takes a lot of work and a lot of patience, and a lot of observation, you know if you're putting a listing on Amazon and you're putting that listing in Italy or France or the UK or whatever, you know simply Translating that listing into the local language is just the bare minimum I mean you're dealing with customer service and being able to communicate. With customers being able to deliver products on time being able to answer their questions be able to take returns and then that's you know even before you've really thought about marketing because there are. [19:44] Something like nine million sellers on Amazon right now and that is a huge ocean, just filled and filled with Fish And you are you're battling against the the those eyeballs every day. Organic search or even direct search you're going to you know if you go up and look for toothpaste I mean you know, in the search engine you're going to see a myriad of players in there including you know ones that are common Brands to others that seem interesting and what's going to draw the eyeball away from the common brand that everyone knows too, the new brand what's going to make the consumer just try and reach out a discover you and take that extra effort so everyone going on to any platform, that may deal with a bunch of Brands is dealing with you know millions of competitors and it stopped. [20:39] I think getting set up on the platform and getting started is easy but that's that's you know that's step one, but then you got to get people seeing your listings and you got to get people reading your listings and you got to get people putting stuff in their shopping cart and clicking the shopping cart and, fulfilling and then you know being there at the end of that process to give them great customer service in every language, where you're selling that product because if you can't do that and that last part is critical, you're going to get bad reviews and people don't buy products with two and sometimes even three star ratings when you're dealing with you know consumer electronics they're looking for four and five. So you could have the greatest product in the world but you could have a lot of mad consumers out there where you haven't done right by them and they're not going to give you some great star ratings and you can pretty much. You know kiss your Prosperity goodbye. Jason: [21:33] Yeah I sometimes describe it as a. A darwinian meritocracy that like you know if you think about old school if you sell a product to Walmart and they give you shelf space and you screw up and run out of stock, you lose all the sales while you're out of stock but the day you restock your back on the Shelf your kind of entitled to that that shelf position. The duration of a program but you have to earn that visibility in the front of the Amazon shelf what every minute through a wide variety of best practices and if you screw up, you fall off that shelf and when you get back in stock you don't get your spot back you got to climb back up the hill. Eric: [22:10] Yeah yeah I mean especially now in today's climate there's a lot of. Material shortages and other things and that's been you know super painful for four people across every, line of business not just consumer electronics and that very same thing you know you're working hard to develop customer base and then, you don't have the materials to produce the products or the factories that you're working with and then you can't fulfill you been all this great marketing you brought everyone to your front door and then, grab we don't have any products, and that's it's painful to see for especially you know entrepreneurs and people new to the game because they have brilliant ideas and great products and. You know they've done an amazing job building word-of-mouth and it's super sad to see that fail at that last step. Jason: [23:03] For sure that actually is a great segue we're recording this in mid-november double 11 day just happened Black Friday is next week. As we sit here I think there's something like ninety one container ships off the coast of Long Beach either a bunch of cool new anchor products like trapped in those boats what's holiday looking like for you are you guys well well stocked and well positioned. Eric: [23:30] I think we are with some things and we could be better and other things I mean again we have the advantage of having a lot of skus so we I would say it's easier for us, to adapt, then than others and you know I can say from my perspective if I go out on a media to and September and I show a lot of really cool gadgets. And then we reach the end of October and I'm like well crap so that isn't coming we're going to we're going to delay that because of something it is what it is what we're used to it. But we have so many skus that you know we were Prime day or Black Friday or Cyber Monday or just basic Christmas shopping or Hanukkah shopping we've got something, so we can adapt it will get past it. Jason: [24:23] Yeah speaking of which I given that you're in the consumer at Rackspace is CES ordinarily a big part of your marketing mix. Eric: [24:32] I would say it is I think in the new world order it isn't as important for us. But we you know we've done Big Boost and we've done stuff and you know our sales teams of gone out there I think it's wait and see. This January we've done some some interviews with with media and I think we found that maybe forty percent of those that normally attend are coming, the rest are waiting and seeing we didn't do a booth this year I've also heard from our sales team that their counterparts at some of the retailers may not be coming in January as well. So I don't know is it going to be like a bad prom or nobody dances. I think we're going to have to wait and see I think maybe for many it's going to be a real last minute decision. Jason: [25:25] Yeah it's interesting I've attended like 28 CES has and I'm not going and, talking which I used to catch a flu at CES every single year so it's the I'm not care. I think Tom Clancy wrote a book where like the terrorist likes bedspread the biological Weapon by disseminating it at CES just for. Eric: [25:47] Perfect yeah I think it's you know I think people I think you have to have a vaccination card this time around to get in I think that's what I've heard but yeah I mean from point A to Z you know your. There's a lot of airplanes. Jason: [26:02] I'm kind of curious I think less people are going to but then the magic question is. Does that kind of will they discover that the world didn't end when they didn't go and put your point like does that accelerate the changing World Order and CES becomes less important or you know is this just going to be a down year and next year they'll be back to normal I think, that's going to be interesting to watch. Eric: [26:22] Yeah I mean there's CS is just the beginning you've got Mobile World Congress you've got aoife you've got you know as we move into next year and all of them are going to have to be making those tough decisions. And then I think that the repercussions of companies that didn't go in the world didn't sink either going to be wondering you know what are these what's the value of these trade shows. To us as a business you know I think for us they're valuable you know on the one end of the communication Spectrum it's super beneficial to scale our pitching by having an enormous number of people from all around the world in ones. But it's also very noisy so you know you're competing with a lot of large names. And we've always been very Scrappy so we tend to do a lot of are moving and communication before CES. And after CES or even entirely outside of the you know the wake of any of these trade shows. So and that's that's generally how we've been successful. Scot: [27:27] Brickell any other interesting holiday Trends or anything you guys noticed as we've kind of gone through covid and or kind of hopefully coming out the back side. Eric: [27:37] Yeah I mean I you know not to sound boring but charging is always a big thing during the holidays people bought their new iPhones people are buying new MacBooks people are buying peripherals. And you know around that time usually you know a couple of weeks later when they lost their cables already or you know they realize they won't one for travel and they wanted to stay home and they want one in their home office and they want one in the kitchen, so it's always a good time for us in that category, so charging definitely the other big part of our business right now is audio so our sound Core Audio brand, we develop a super popular line of true wireless headphones the Liberty series, and one of the things that makes it unique is we work with a bunch of grammy award-winning Engineers to help us tune them, so they would come out of the box sounding like the mix that the engineers originally in planned versus over based or over traveled, that's been really really popular for us all around the world I mean as far as India hugely popular in the United States the UK Germany, Emerging Markets that's a big thing and then I'd say home security that's been a big a big Boon for us we launched our home security brand yuffie about three years ago. [28:59] And you know we're developing a lot of unique products in that space that separate us from the rest for one we don't we don't use the cloud when you buy the product at your. [29:12] All of the footage is captured on a secure SD card that's integrated either into the base station or the independent products that you put outside the house. Which is really cool and we have millions of users around the world right now, using that product because they see it not only is protecting your security but also their privacy. [29:32] You'll see a lot of people do personal gifts to themselves during the holiday so a lot of those those big, tend to be you know people in a house saying hey how about we get this for ourselves for Christmas, and and we recently launched a super-smart robotic vacuum called the X8 it's are you fee robotic vacuum. That's super smart so instead of bumping into walls and trying to figure things out at uses both Visual and Laser mapping. And will actually draw up a map of your house that you can look at on your phone, and see it's how it's found the most ingenious way of cleaning around chairs and couches and other things and making sure that it can do everything and then you can create zones, I didn't say well I just want to let stay away from the baby room because the baby's sleeping but you can clean this Zone and that zone and this Zone. That's been really popular and we had been doing kind of lower in robotic vacuums until that point. Entry level and this was one of our first push and super-premium summarize forleo some but that LeapFrog, so in the beginning we might find Our Place coming in as as a lower-cost alternative that still is super quality, and then with the X8 we're doing the LeapFrog moment and trying to jump past the competition with the technology. Scot: [30:59] Frankel, so one of the things we want to do is Pivot you guys have some other innovations that are not gadgets or charging or anything like that, you guys launched a new division that both Jason and I were excited to learn more about called ocean wing. My guess was it was drones but I think that's wrong tell you tell us more about what ocean when you. Eric: [31:24] Yeah so I say first with the title but when I first started working with anchor Innovations in the United States over four years now, I was actually working for ocean Lee that was our that was how we presented our Corporation, and the the story is that it was ocean Wing to essentially take our technology and fly across the Pacific or Atlantic Ocean and bring it to the United States. So when the idea came up of developing a Consulting business, under anchor Innovations the ocean Wing name came up again and simple it's actually makes a hell of a lot more sense for this than it may have Hazard LLC in the United States when we were bringing anchored to the United States. [32:14] But long story short we established in 2019 so we've been around awhile we have about 200 employees around the world. And the long and the short of it is that we're trying to take the the decade of experience that we've developed. Again with all those mistakes along the way to become you know the 7 billion dollar, consumer electronics company and give people an option to improve their business lines, so that's from the beginning to the end of the process and what we're looking for is companies that have already gone in and let's just say made their first 10 million, and they've hit a wall. [32:55] Because they haven't been able to expand the business or scale either through supply chain issues through fulfillment customer service maybe the advertising has become, complicated and convoluted because they've developed so many skus there's just so many problems that when someone reaches a certain point and they want to get to that next 10 or 20 million dollars when they're doing business, it's a different skill set, you know what they've done is worked it to a certain point and they is try as they might they can't get past that threshold and that's where we come in, so we're developing essential overall Amazon selling and operations processes that could be digital marketing marketing insights, advertising management helping them develop their Brand store and their product pages to customer service and relationship management which I mentioned earlier is. Reticle to get those star ratings in a good place through good authentic communication with your customers in a great experience with the products. [33:59] Obviously e-commerce and all the financial systems, and then what we're dealing with a lot these days is supply chain and Logistics management so you get yourself to a certain point and there's a lot of people that are coming to us and that is the area, where they're really hurting the most and they need help they need help developing new contacts new supply chain partners, for how do I deal with the issue if you're dealing with something that might spoil like we're dealing with a company that, deals in collagen and when something spits on one of those tankers out in the middle of the ocean for too long when it arrives in the warehouse, it's past its fresh state so you've just lost all that inventory so each client is unique, but with this kind of broad scope of things that we can help them with and we can help audit the business and hopefully help them transcend whatever's keeping them from moving to that next 10 and 20 and 30 million dollars. Jason: [34:59] Very interesting so going back to our earlier conversation this is sort of a way for other young young Brands to leverage all the expertise and skills you guys have have built-in staying on top of this ecosystem. Eric: [35:14] Exactly it's an opportunity for us to take what we've learned and apply it to that young brand I couldn't have said it better myself. Jason: [35:22] Yeah and it at this point is ocean Wing primarily focused with Amazon distribution or would they also leverage all the other distribution channels that you guys have expanded into. Eric: [35:36] Yeah I mean I think I think our sweet spot is definitely FBA so specifically Amazon. That is not to say that we can't help them with other things like supply chain and Logistics but for us, it's a recipe and you know where we've had our success with the clients have come in or people that have been focused on Amazon and then we can kind of look at what they're doing and we can evolve the recipe a little bit, and and get it all the ingredients in place and help them be successful because they all work together, so but I would say Amazon is definitely our primary focus right now at least dealing with businesses that are on Amazon that isn't to say that these businesses are you solely focused Amazon because they're not but Amazon is a key Channel especially if they're going globally and that's where we come in. Jason: [36:31] Got it and obviously over the last year there's kind of been a lot of Buzz around these I'll call them FB a roll ups where you know these, these companies have raised a bunch of money and they go out and acquire Brands and aggregate them and try to help them with their Amazon presents and we you know we've followed thrash Co and perch and, and all of those is, is this kind of your version of that do you see your value prop being different than those other companies or is it just that you have. Sort of more experience and and product scale than some of these companies. Eric: [37:05] How to say this without sounding like it like it's not a jerk but the again we this is what we do, this is how we built our business so we can take. The lessons learned the hard ones too and we can apply it to our clients and I think that alone is super unique that we're a company that's already done this and you know in spades, and now we can apply those learnings to irregular company the other part of it is that most consultancies are focused on Consulting, and but we're a consultant that actually you know rolls up our sleeves and gets into the nitty-gritty of the business and helps and and and that's really depending on the level of the contract or the engagement but you're not only dealing company that can come in and, say some pretty words and show you a powerpoint of what you should be doing, but you know we've already done it and we can roll up our sleeves and get deep in there with you and help you do it or do it. And then that last part in terms of supply chain and and Logistics and you know dealing with manufacturers around the world or suppliers and stuff I think that's a definitely a secret sauce because of our relationships. In China and around the world that we can bring to bear that others can't. Scot: [38:23] So I'd be remiss as the entrepreneur on the show if I noticed in your bio on LinkedIn you have written a book and it's very much in my wheelhouse it's called get funded the startup entrepreneurs guide to seriously successful fundraising I wish I'd had this 20 years ago but I'm glad it exists now tell us tell us about this book and how it came to be. Eric: [38:46] Well my writing partner John Biggs is a little bit of a media icon we've known each other for I think I took them on a media tour maybe 12 13 years ago and. [38:58] We just became very good friends and our families have subsequently traveled the world with each other and we just kind of dig each other and we both have the same kind of sense of humor and sensibilities. [39:10] A couple of years ago he reached out to me that he had been approached by McGraw-Hill to write this book, and thought that I could help provide sort of the second part of the book so the book is broken out into two parts one is is about financing but written in such a way that whether you're trying to develop a taco truck, or you know a retail store or something else what are the different options out there from let's say SBA Loans to even using cryptocurrency, 22 you know set up fundraising all the way down to the meetings and how you value the company how do you pitch people, how do you put presentations together, so very very very this is not this is for the person that was really starting out with very limited knowledge, on the fundraising process and how do you present yourself at the end of the day so John really focus more on the fundraising side and I focus more on the presentation skills, how to pitch how to talk how to prepare how to answer questions the technical aspects of doing a presentation when everything goes wrong. Obviously if I could if I could rewrite a whole section on this now since the book was published last year in September I probably be a whole section on how to pitch during covid because that was. [40:35] That was definitely not it was not a reality when we were writing the book but it was definitely a reality by the time the book was published and I hope and we've heard, the people the industry has adapted that investors and seed funders and people are hard at work and investing but, for the person that might not have the background in this I still think the book for evaluating your company, getting all your ducks in a row building your presentations and how to pitch is still very valuable. Scot: [41:12] Very cool yet this kind of books I think they're kind of Evergreen and it's kind of a little snowball kind of effort so be patient it'll it'll catch up. Jason: [41:22] I am curious it does feel like there's a little bit of a disruption in the fundraising World why you know there for a long time there's this kind of traditional VC path, and obviously there's still a lot of money that flows through that path but I feel like the the role of Angel Investors and sort of other untraditional fundraising. Is becoming more common than it used to be like you guys try to cover that those kind of approaches in the book as well or is it mostly focused on on moving through Sandhill Road. Eric: [41:52] Well it's we wanted it in some ways to be the antithesis of Silicon Valley so for those people that are going down that road you know inevitably they're going to partner up. Let's say at the app generation. They're going to partner up and kind of go down that road our book really tries to focus everything from the pros and cons of using your own credit card friends and family, crowdfunding as I said SBA Loans if you're a minority or women owned business looking at options they're looking at. Prices and options like through FedEx has a great program for entrepreneurs and trying to cover the whole gamut, so we could make fundraising more reasonable and open to the entrepreneur is opposed to. Yeah the tech bro going to Silicon Valley and looking for for someone's bill. Scot: [42:45] Awesome I had one follow-up on Ocean we just took kind of clarify it for listeners you guys are your kind of more in the agency side of things you're not going out there and finding, new brands that are also born on Amazon and acquiring of in kind of rolling them up like the thrashes of the world is do I have that right. Eric: [43:04] We're talking about anchor Innovations right. Scot: [43:07] Yeah the ocean Wing synchronization set. Eric: [43:12] Well on the ocean on the ocean Wing side it's definitely consultative but I mean those things are going to evolve as the business comes in and I don't know if you mean like Financial stakes and the business and stuff but. I mean who knows right if if something came along that looked amazing and a great partnership I'm sure we would consider that. On the anchor Innovation side I think you'll be seeing and you know in the future probably incubator initiatives and things like that, it would be to me it would be a personally exciting to get involved in as seeking out and finding you know exciting. Developers all around the world we tend to be very myopic here and look at the United States as being, where everything's happening and I'd say you know maybe from apps and things like that might be true but when you're looking at Innovation and medicine or innovation and Robotics or innovation and Farm Technology or whatever, you really have to look outside and around the world and you're going to find that Innovation and really unique an unassuming places. So is is if we do get into more ink you know becoming more of a global incubator, I would imagine in our direction would be all over the place and looking in places like India and Africa and you know wherever cool things are being developed. Scot: [44:34] Cool so no almost boundless growth opportunities for you guys it sounds like an exciting time. Jason: [44:44] Well this is certainly going to be a exciting and different holiday season and this is going to be a great place to leave this conversation because it is happen again we've Perfectly Used up our allotted time, But Eric we really appreciate your time and enjoyed hearing about anchoring some of the exciting new initiatives there. Eric: [45:05] Thanks God and thanks Jason. Scot: [45:07] Yeah if anyone wanted to follow you or you are you big on Tick-Tock or I said it's usually or Twitter or LinkedIn or you publish their and then where should they go for some good the latest Anchor Information. Eric: [45:22] Someone can connect with me on LinkedIn my focus to be quite Frank with you as I'm So Married to my work as I tend to focus my communication through work as opposed to myself. I think it's one of those things when you work in Communications you got to be careful about what use you say. So mostly I'm just talking about my company in the things that we do. Jason: [45:49] Awesome well we will put a link to your LinkedIn profile in there and certainly some links to Anchor and until next time happy commercing!

M2 The Rock
2021 GUITARIST OF THE YEAR TCMA || SCOTTY ALEXANDER SITS DOWN WITH MICHAEL MOLTHAN - M2 THE ROCK IN 2019

M2 The Rock

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 40:51


Scotty Alexander...who makes his home in Bandera, TX, is veteran singer, songwriter and recording artist that has over 10,000 live shows to his credit as a solo or supporting act for artists including Wayne Newton, Neal McCoy, Easton Corbin, Brian White, Cody Johnson, Cody Jinks, Sundance Head, Kevin Fowler and more. Scotty is a world class studio musician on fiddle, guitar, banjo, bass and has performed since the age of 6 when he released his first vinyl record "HERE I COME WORLD". In the years that followed Scotty appeared on Star Search and performed with his band at nightclubs and fairs all through his teenage years. Scotty's early years also took him to Texas where he performed with Mickey Gilley several times at the original Gilley's in Pasadena, TX. In 1994 he moved to Las Vegas to co-host in an award winning production show called "Country Tonight." In 1999 Scotty went to work for the legend Wayne Newton. He played guitar, fiddle banjo and mandolin on stage and eventually became Mr. Newton's music director until 2007. "It was an education I couldn't have paid for... all those years with Mr. Newton. He truly was like a dad to me. All the USO shows all over the planet plus the TV and movie work we did. I will forever be grateful..." SAScotty and his wife Lisa were offered their own show which they headlined for several years in Las Vegas before moving the family to Nashville.While in Nashville, Scotty was signed by Ray Hamilton to Merf Publishing as a writer/artist and worked for Brian David Willis as a ProTools editor on many big records, including Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, Darius Rucker, Josh Turner, Carly Pearce, and many more. In 2013-14 Scotty was music director for Hollywood recording artist and ABC's "Pretty Little Liars" star, Lucy Hale. Making TV appearances on Ellen, Good Morning America, Kelly and Michael and the Grand Ole Opry.For the last couple years Scotty has been writing and performing all over the Texas panhandle and west coast. "We have put out a few things over the years but I have never been so proud of the music we are writing and recording now. There was a period where the kind of country I play, more traditional, story and instrument driven tunes weren't cool. Now what I do is cool again, Thank God" SAWhat has already been an amazing journey is really just the beginning. Scotty's first solo album, "Guilty", was released in 2019 and his second, "Road We're On" is set to be released in the Fall of 2021. "Road We're On" includes the top 10 Texas Radio hit "Cowboy's Daughter" and the now charting single, "One More Reason". Scotty is also a 5 time Texas Country Music Nominee.We like to call him the best secret in country music, but not for long. Scotty's high-energy, classic country is taking fans by storm so this secret won't last long.MICHAEL MOLTHAN - M2 THE ROCK | CHARISMATIC SPEAKER | WE ARE ALL ADDICTSAs a result of being forgiving, grateful, and finally accepting his role in the trauma that he received, Michael Molthan can help others by sharing the supernatural experience he received and is still receiving as a result of true forgiveness.DALLAS, TX – Michael Molthan doesn't shy away from talking about his painful past of drug and alcohol addiction. On his talk show called, M2-The Rock, he shares how he went from building homes to being homeless."When I had the homebuilding company my behaviors were getting worse and worse," Molthan told CBN News. "My consequences were getting worse and worse."Molthan was arrested on a drug charge in 2009. "I had a large amount of cocaine in my truck," he explained. "I was intoxicated, and I was arrested. And I'll never forget that when they took me down to the jail, I had my very first mug shot."Hitting Rock Bottom 26 mug shots later, Molthan hit rock bottom. "When I look back, that's how the word powerless – I'm powerless over this deadly disease," he said. Feeling agitated, anxious, and facing three years behind bars, Molthan underwent a spiritual encounter after an inmate asked him to read to him. "I grab this book from a gang-banger, a black panther, and he used it as a pillow," he explained. "Brand new book and it was the Living Recovery Bible, New Living Translation. Now, these are black words on white paper at the time. They're not meaning anything to me. Next thing I know, four days have passed by and I started thinking about this and I go, four days just went by and I wasn't anxious. I wasn't in fear. I was calm, and I was at peace."Life-Changing MomentLater that night, he experienced another life-changing moment. "I couldn't breathe," he recounted. "All of a sudden I felt all this trash and hatred and anger and resentment and everything just coming out of my body like flies. All this stuff was just coming out. And I just took this breath and I just go something magical happened and I was full of love, and looking around I loved everybody." "I started preaching and I didn't realize what I was doing," he said. "And I did it at the end of every dinner."Paperwork Error Leads to Early ReleaseIn 2017, a paperwork error led to Molthan's accidental release. So, with no money or food, he walked 300 miles to ask judge Jennifer Bennett to send him back to jail. "I walk in there to turn myself in and I'm excited," says Molthan. "I'm like, 'I'm going to go back to prison. I'm going to do my time, get this over with and get this behind me.' I mean, complete acceptance. God is running the show, right?"He continued, "I walk in there and Judge Bennett says, 'Mr. Molthan there's obviously someone a lot bigger working in your life than me and I'm not going to get in the way.' And she set me free. And she said, 'I want you to come back tomorrow with the self-correct program. I want you to go pay it forward."'And Molthan is doing just that by sharing his story of freedom and sobriety with those seeking help for addiction.Helping Others Trapped by AddictionMichael Molthan's passion is to help people by “raising the bottom” so that no one has to experience the pain that he endured.Molthan's speaking style is so relatable and he loves sharing his love for God and Jesus Christ.M2 is quoted by saying:“When It Comes To Religion I Am An Atheist BUT When It Comes To The Gospel, The Truth, and The Word of God I Am All In”!To inquire about Michael Molthan's rates and availability, email M2@M2THEROCK.COMwww.M2THEROCK.COM

TV Guidance Counselor Podcast
TV Guidance Counselor Episode 498: Luke Geddes

TV Guidance Counselor Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 121:59


This week Ken welcomes artist, novelist and listener Luke Geddes. Ken and Luke discuss central time, growing up in Wisconsin, Mountain Time, High Altitude baking instructions, Appleton, Caroline in the City, The Canada of America, the first Halloween after 911, the post VCR pre-web video era of lost media, how movies on the cover of TV Guide is cheating, Harry Potter, when Ken attended the premiere of Harry Potter in London, Nuns on the Run, nudity in PG-13 movies, Phil Donahue, how Bill O'Reiley has always been a dickhead, Static Shock, Justice League, Jeri Ryan in Boston Public, the legal class action suit against Blockbuster Video, being a video store outlaw, napping through the Jacobites, surely Susan Stewart, Nova, James Cromwell, Touched by an Angel, Saturday night Jesus, Halloween movies after Halloween, THE BRANIACS DOT COM, serialized movies, the downside of streaming, The Blair Witch Project, Freaks, dusting off old spec scripts as new content, how Ken ruined Crossing Jordan, Christopher Lloyd in TV movies, Freaks and Geeks on Fox Family, the fascinating mystery of Christopher Lowell, iOffer, bootlegs, unsold pilots on YouTube, Fraiser, Malcolm in the Middle, wacky sound FX instead of laugh tracks, holiday episodes being ABOUT the Holiday vs taking place during the Holiday, Scrubs, Ed, why Luke's wife's birthday is the worst day of the year for him, Nightmare on Elm St, According to Jim, Fright Night, The USA Network Daytime Line up GOLD, Boston Common, Two Guys, A Girl and a Pizza Place, the long slow fall of NBC's Thursday Night, Inside Schwartz, Dark Angel, Dana Delaney, Wild Palms, Pasadena, Bob Saget, Mark Valley, pre-2000s "Prestige" TV, loving Sela Ward, Twin Peaks: The Return, being careful what you wish for, the horrors of Jay Leno, not having the Emmys after 911, Hollywood narcissism, and JJ Abrams hiring a REAL felon hacker for Alias.

LAC Podcast
God's Plan For His Church ... The Next 125 Years

LAC Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2021 57:56


Special Sermons - 79 () - Kerwin Manning

LAC Podcast
God's Plan For His Church ... The Next 125 Years

LAC Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2021 57:56


Special Sermons - 79 () - Kerwin Manning

Vision Christian Fellowship
A Household God Is Building – Session 3

Vision Christian Fellowship

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2021


Morning Prayer from Pasadena and Cormack NL
Morning Prayer for Sunday, November 21, 2021 Remembrance Sunday

Morning Prayer from Pasadena and Cormack NL

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2021 23:07


Welcome to Morning Prayer from the Parish of Pasadena and Cormack in the Diocese of Western Newfoundland, in the Anglican Church of Canada. Today's service is lead by the Rev. Dr. Amy Richter, the Rev. Dr. Joseph Pagano, Kitty Rice (reading our first lesson), Mona and Gerard Edwards (aka Double Vision, leading Blessed Assurance), and Ed and Debbie Humber and Lloyd Hollett (leading "Alleluia, Alleluia, Give Thanks to the Risen Lord). The sermon is by Rev. Joe.You can watch a video of the service here.Thank you for joining us today.

Vision Christian Fellowship
A Household God Is Building – Session 2

Vision Christian Fellowship

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2021


The B List with Petshopboy
Material Girls with Johnathan Lawhorne

The B List with Petshopboy

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 49:44


B is joined by friend of the pod Johnathan Lawhorne to discuss Black Friday, snow in Pasadena, justice for "Public Affair," and Mariah's McDonald's menu. For access to bonus episodes and additional content visit patreon.com/theblist

Vision Christian Fellowship
A Household God Is Building – Session 1

Vision Christian Fellowship

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021


Youth Ministry Team Podcast
130: What Are The Questions the Next Generation Wrestles With That Every Pastor Should Consider? Interview with Kara Powell

Youth Ministry Team Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 42:11


Kara Powell is a veteran of researching young people and bringing practical ministry ideas to pastors and leaders in churches. Jason Ballard sat down with Kara to hear some of the latest research being released in her new book 3 Big Questions That Change Every Teenager.  They begin by highlighting why this all matters and what is at stake when we talk about discipling kids and youth in our communities. Kara highlights both the ways churches can impact the lives of young people positively, but also how young people can help transform churches. Going off research from past projects as well, Kara shares about what churches reaching young people are doing well and how pastors of kids and youth ministries are best discipling their people to follow Jesus.    Jason also explores with Kara the ways parents are the primary way of discipling young people and what it means for pastors to partner with them. They talk about ideas and tactics that have been effective at encouraging parents and building relational trust with parents that pastors can look to implement.   Dr. Kara E. Powell is the Executive Director of the Fuller Youth Institute (FYI) and Chief of Leadership Formation at Fuller Theological Seminary. The mission of FYI is to equip diverse leaders and parents so faithful young people can change our world. Named by Christianity Today as one of “50 Women to Watch”, Kara completed her PhD in Practical Theology from Fuller Seminary with a focus on Pastoral Role Expectations in 2000, an MDiv from Bethel Theological Seminary in 1994, and a BA degree with Honors from Stanford University in 1991. In addition to her roles at Fuller Seminary, Kara serves as a Youth and Family Strategist for Orange and volunteers in student ministries at Lake Avenue Church in Pasadena. She is the co-author of 3 Big Questions that Change Every Teenager, Faith in an Anxious World, Growing With, 18 Plus, Growing Young, The Sticky Faith Guide for Your Family, Sticky Faith Curriculum, Can I Ask That?, Deep Justice Journeys, Essential Leadership, Deep Justice in a Broken World, Deep Ministry in a Shallow World, and the Good Sex Youth Ministry Curriculum.   Access her new book by heading to https://fulleryouthinstitute.org/3-big-questions   This episode was recorded for the Canadian Church Leaders Podcast. You should learn more about the podcast and other great things that Jason and his team are up to by heading to www.ccln.ca   Special thanks to this episode's sponsor, Trinity Western University. Their mission is to develop godly Christian leaders: positive, goal-oriented university graduates with thoroughly Christian minds; growing disciples of Jesus Christ who glorify God through fulfilling the Great Commission, serving God and people in the various marketplaces of life. They are passionately committed to helping you discover how to be fully and faithfully present in the world and to play a vital role in God's work of healing, hope, and renewal. Learn more about this leading liberal arts university with campuses in both Canada and the USA at TWU.ca Submit your youth ministry question at youthministry.team.

BuffStampede Podcast
BuffStampede Radio: Hoops off to 3-0 start + Discussing the football team‘s second-half collapse in Pasadena

BuffStampede Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 55:12


BuffStampede.com Publisher Adam Munsterteiger chats with CU men's basketball beat writer Jake Shapiro, then discusses the football team's second-half collapse in Pasadena with former Buff Ryan Miller.

Tennis PAL Chronicles
Gigi Fernandez Double Gold Medalist 17x Grand Slam Champion Interview

Tennis PAL Chronicles

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 32:52


Gigi Fernández won 17 Grand Slam doubles titles and two Olympic gold medals representing the United States, and reached the world No. 1 ranking in women's doubles. She reached a career-high singles ranking of 17 in 1991. Since retiring from the professional tour in 1997 at the age of 33. We catch up with Ms. Fernández at Indian Wells Tennis Center during the BNP Paribas Open. This interview is courtesy of the USTA. TennisPAL Chronicles is a tennis podcast to feed your passion for the game! We are tennis fans that interview tennis professionals and discuss tips, news, and reviews for your tennis obsession. Our global Fan Favorite reports are created by passionate fans who share news about their favorite players. Host Phillip Kim is the Tennis Pro at the historic Langham Huntington in Pasadena as well as the Director of Tennis for the City of Azusa and an avid player and coach. Visit tennispal.com to download the tennis app everyone is talking about and access the show notes! Send an email to pk@tennispal.com for more information. Download from iTunes here Thanks for recommending and listening!

Total Car Score
S2E73: World Car of the Year juror panel: gas cars vs electric cars

Total Car Score

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 18:52


In this episode we travel to Pasadena, California for the 7th. edition of the L.A. Test Drives and talk to a panel of jurors about the most trending topic in the automotive industry worldwide; internal combustion engine cars vs. electric cars. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Paige's Pod
37. Where Are the Men In Online Art Communities? With Nino Yuniardi

Paige's Pod

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 68:55


On this episode of Paige's Pod, Paige chats with incredibly kind and talented, Nino Yuniardi. Nino is a Seattle based designer and abstract artist. Ever since the age of 14, Nino always found painting as a way to express himself. Nino shares his experience coming to the Unites States from Indonesia to finish his high school studies through an exchange student program. After finishing high school, Nino decided to stay in the US and attend art school, at the Art Institute of Seattle where he ended up studying graphic design. Nino transferred to the Art Center in Pasadena, CA to continue his graphic design education as well as, packaging design. Nino expresses how during his time at school, art making was always lurking in the background, he was always making art on the side throughout school and into his professional career as a designer.Paige and Nino chat about why there are not more men engaging in online art communities. Nino questions why there are not more men taking courses for art? Are these online art courses not their thing or is it because men have been conditioned to not express themselves in general or through art? Nino expresses his own experience taking an online art course and dives into the why behind his own online art course, the Spice Art Club. Nino explains his online membership, the Spice Art Club as a layer or a process, it's not meant to be perfect. Just like a painting, layer by layer, you will start to uncover ways to express yourself and create art without self doubt. Nino also touches upon the act of routine and the steps to starting to express one self and how he strives to help artists be less stressed through their art.Paige and Nino chat about how men deal with stressful situations and how Nino has always used painting as a way to manage stress and express himself, and questions if there are more ways men can use art making as a way to express themselves, the way he does. Disclaimer - Paige and Nino are generalizing men in this episode and know there are plenty of men out there who express themselves through a variety of creative outlets and share their experiences online and in person, which is so freaking cool!To follow and support Nino, please check out https://nino.studio , https://spice.nino.studio/landing , and https://www.instagram.com/ninoyuniardi

CU At The Game Podcast
"T.I.P.S." for CU v. Washington: A Win for the Seniors in the Home Finale? / Plus: What Went Wrong in Pasadena ... and Is It Correctible?

CU At The Game Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 42:54


Colorado played well against UCLA in the Rose Bowl ... for about 29 minutes.  The Buffs built a 20-7 second quarter lead, a lead which could have been even wider if CU hadn't settled for field goals in the red zone.What happened next is a nightmare that Buffs and their fans are comparing to the meltdown against Oregon State in 2018, with the Bruins dominating the second half on their way to a 44-20 victory. Stuart, Brad and Neil will dissect what went wrong ... and what it means for the Buffs for their final two games of the season.We then turn our attention to CU's 2022 home finale, with the Buffs taking on Washington. The 4-6 Huskies have issues of the their own, not the least of which being the firing of head coach Jimmy Lake. Will the Huskies be motivated ... or disorganized? Can the Buffs take advantage of UW's porous rush defense? Will Nate Landman return to pump fresh life into CU's beleaguered defense? Let's find out ... 

Coaching Call
S2 Ep # 19 Dr. Antonio Harrison- Leadership & Diversity

Coaching Call

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 37:52


My guest today is Dr. Antonio Harrison, Dr. Harrison is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst at the Doctorate level (BCBA-D) and has a MA and Ph.D. in the Science of Behavior (Behavior Analysis). Much of his work focuses on Health, Sports, and Fitness, Leadership & Diversity, OBM, and Self-Management. He is a graduate school professor, consultant, keynote speaker, fitness coach in a Virtual Reality app Supernatural, and has coached varsity high school football for the past twelve years. Dr. Harrison is a husband and father of 3 boys. He was born and raised in Pasadena, CA. Contact Info. for Dr. Antonio Dr. Antonio's Profile linkedin.com/in/drantonioharrison Website muchlovealways.com/ (Portfolio) Phone 6263163622 (Mobile) Email renbehavior@gmail.com If you enjoy the podcast, please subscribe and leave a short review on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen? It takes less than 60 seconds and it really helps. If you enjoyed this episode buy me a cup of coffee, make it a large: I'm trying to keep this episode free of advertisements and could use your help with the cost of bringing your this fun and entertaining podcast. Anything you can donate to the cause is greatly appreciated. To donate go to: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/sifuRafael Subscribe: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/coaching-call/id1546026323 Please leave a star rating and a review here Follow Coaching Call: Facebook: facebook.com/coachingcall Instagram: instagram.com/coachingcall Email: maxfitness@optonline.net LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/maxfitness Youtube: https://bit.ly/coachingcallYoutube to watch the full interview. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/coachingcall/message

Vintage Church Pasadena
Moses - God who takes away our sins - Ash Meaney

Vintage Church Pasadena

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 28:49


Sunday morning sermon from Vintage Church in Pasadena. Guest Preacher, Ash Meaney. Sunday November 14th, 2021.

Beyond The Cover
Domestic Violence Awareness w/ Debbie Moseley

Beyond The Cover

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 39:51


While October was Domestic Violence Awareness month, we believe that every month should be Domestic Violence Awareness month. One out of every three women are victims of some sort of physical abuse by their partner and believe it or not one out of every four men are victims of physical abuse in their intimate relationships*... this is unbelievable to me.  What can you do if you are a victim, what can you do to help a victim?  We are all touched by DV in some form or fashion.  Sit with us as Debbie shares her experience and heart for victims of domestic violence and how you can be a part of the solution.  www.tbotw.org / 3811 Allen Genoa Rd., Pasadena, TX 77504 713-472-0753 Main Line The Bridge Over Troubled Waters 24 HR HOTLINE 713-473-2801 US Domestic Violence Crisis HOTLINE -  800.799.SAFE (7233). *All Hands Magazine US Navy --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/becky-khan/message

Montrose Church Podcast
Invitation to Reality, Part 3: Reconciliation | Coltin Brink

Montrose Church Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2021


LAC Podcast
Distinctive Focus

LAC Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2021 84:37


Counterintuitive Transformation - (Mark 10:13-16) - Jeff Mattesich

LAC Podcast
Distinctive Focus

LAC Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2021 84:37


Counterintuitive Transformation - (Mark 10:13-16) - Jeff Mattesich

Vision Christian Fellowship
Filled with the Holy Spirit from the Mother's Womb

Vision Christian Fellowship

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2021


The No Proscenium Podcast
Dance Dance XRevolution: Brenda Chen on Virtual Concerts, Head Over Heels in Pasadena, Ian Hamilton of Upload VR

The No Proscenium Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 77:06


There's a theme to this one, if you look hard enough.XR Artist and Immersive Media Director Brenda Chen (The Wave) is on hand to talk about her work bringing virtual concerts to life.Jenny Koons and Sam Pinkleton — co-directors and choreographers of the production of Head Over Heels currently playing at the Pasadena Playhouse join us to talk about the all-new experientially staged vision of the GO-GO's jukebox musical.And Ian Hamilton of Upload VR drops in and we get philosophical about what all the buzz about the metaverse means for shaping how we all see the world.Plus: a Next Stage Update, The Pick of the Week, and HeadlinesRUNDOWNOpen and Next Stage [0:00]Headlines [3:45]Brenda Chen [6:50]Jenny Koons & Sam Pinkleton [26:45]Pick of the Week [40:35]Ian Hamilton [45:00]Close [1:08:30]Associate Producer: Parker SelaMusic: Chris Porter of the Speakeasy SocietyHeadlines: Kathryn Yu, Executive Editor of No ProsceniumHost & Producer: Noah Nelson, Publisher of No Proscenium   Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

All Saints Church Pasadena Podcast
What We Need Is Here

All Saints Church Pasadena Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 18:32


“Wendell Berry was right. We are those wild geese. Generation upon generation upon generation endlessly flying beyond the sight of any one person or point in time. Abandon, as in love or sleep, holds us to our way – clear in the ancient faith. And what is that ancient faith?  That what we need is here.  That God our creator is also God our provider. That God's Holy Spirit is not just a theological concept but the power, the living love that binds us together and lifts us up.  That those who die are not lost. They have just peeled off and are flying out of sight of we who are looking forward. There the beat of their wings is still lifting us, and we are lifting them. That love not only heals … love connects … love lifts … love propels us forward together.” Sermon by Mike Kinman from worship at 11:30 a.m. on All Saints Sunday, November 7, 2021 at All Saints Church, Pasadena. Readings: Isaiah 25:1, 4a, 6–10a, exerpt from What We Need Is Here by Wendell Berry, and Matthew 27:50–56. Watch the sermon on YouTube. Read the text of the sermon here. Follow All Saints Church on Twitter @ASCpas. Like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AllSaintsPasadena/. Donate to support the mission and ministries of All Saints at https://allsaints-pas.org/donate/donate-now/.

Ordinarily Extraordinary - Conversations with women in STEM
Project Scientist - The Girls' Story - Two 11 & 12 Year Old Girls Share Their Experiences in Project Scientist

Ordinarily Extraordinary - Conversations with women in STEM

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 54:20


Siena (12) and Ilyana (11) are two girls that are in Project Scientist. Project Scientist is a program designed to inspire young girls to consider STEM careers. Project scientist aims to nurture these future scientists to be tomorrow's leaders and be change makers. Project Scientist's founder, Sandy Marshall, was previously a guest on Episode 60. This episode brings the girls (a.k.a. scientists) perspective on this wonderful program.Episode NotesIlyana and Siena have had some amazing experiences thanks to Project Scientist. They have met a female astronaut, seen space ships, visited SpaceX and JPL, and more. Project Scientist focuses on expeditions to different companies where they can meet and interact women in various STEM careers at the companies they work at.We discuss confidence and all girls schools vs. co-ed schools and what they want to do when they grow up and how Project Scientist has shaped this. They also share their perspectives on climate change and their hopes for the future - both theirs and our planets.Music used in the podcast: Higher Up, Silverman Sound StudioAcronyms, Definitions, and Fact CheckProject Scientist: https://projectscientist.orgJPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) - The Jet Propulsion Laboratory is a federally funded research and development center and NASA field center in the city of Pasadena in California, United States. Founded in the 1930s, JPL is owned by NASA and managed by the nearby California Institute of Technology.The Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover will search for signs of ancient microbial life, which will advance NASA's quest to explore the past habitability of Mars. The rover has a drill to collect core samples of Martian rock and soil, then store them in sealed tubes for pickup by a future mission that would ferry them back to Earth for detailed analysis. Perseverance will also test technologies to help pave the way for future human exploration of Mars. (https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/mission/overview/). It landed on Mars on February 18, 2021. It left earth on July 30, 2020. (wikipedia)Virgin Galactic - an American spaceflight company founded by Richard Branson and his British Virgin Group retains an 18% stake through Virgin Investments Limited. It is headquartered in California, USA, and operates from New Mexico. (wikipedia)In order to climb into such a spacecraft people are required to wear so-called "bunny suits" which prevent items such as hair, skin flakes, etc. from contaminating the inside of the spacecraft. (http://www.spaceref.com/news/viewnews.html?id=968)Hyperloop - Founder Arthur Valkieser started Hydraloop based on an insight: “It's absurd that in the 21st century people still keep flushing their toilets with precious water, as it is becoming scarcer every day.” After installing one of the first prototypes of a decentral water recycling system in his own home, he became invested in water recycling. Valkieser spent years of research and development to create a compact, affordable, stylish, easy-to-use, low maintenance device that saves 45% on water usage and sewage emission, but also saves energy and reduces carbon footprint. The challenge was to create a system that drastically reduces water usage without compromise on living comfort or personal hygiene. He brought first Hydraloop to market in 2017: Within three years, Hydraloop installed its innovative systems in countries throughout Europe and Africa and gained international recognition for its sustainable approach.The Santa Ana winds are strong, extremely dry downslope winds that originate inland and affect coastal southern California and northern Baja California. They originate from cool, dry high-pressure air masses in the Great Basin. Santa Ana winds are known for the hot, dry weather that they bring in autumn (often the h

Commercial Real Estate Investing From A-Z
Top Lessons Learned from Owning $1.5 Billion in Real Estate

Commercial Real Estate Investing From A-Z

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 19:13


After working in the industry for 30 years, and managing 5M square feet of assets worth $1.5B, what are the best pieces of advice out there? Chris Rising, co-founder of Rising Realty Partners, will share his extensive list of lessons learned. You can read this entire interview here: https://bit.ly/3qs9CY8 What are some of the scariest things besides COVID that you have dealt with? And how did you get out of them? I do have a couple of stories but one that sticks out, it still makes me want to throw up. We were buying an asset in Pasadena, it was in office, it was after the GFC, and I got introduced to a tech celebrity who was a wonderful person, I like him a lot. He made a ton of money twice but had never been in real estate. He had hired someone to do his real estate because he wanted to diversify. We found his project that we were buying, it was a bit distressed, we were bringing in at the time a competitor to We Work, so we were going to have some leasing and the whole deal made a lot of sense. I talked to him on the phone and I said, Look, we've been underwriting this, our money goes non refundable on Friday, but if you're not there, we're not going to go non refundable. And he said, Yeah, we're going to, I think, yes. It was mumbling "yes" and I said, okay, good. I remember calling the broker and saying, let's let the money go non refundable. It was a million dollar deposit. Literally about an hour after I called the broker and the escrow, I get a call from one of this guy's representative saying, We're not 100% sold, we're going to want to look at this deal longer. I said, no, no, no, that's not how real estate works, I just relied on a commitment from your boss, and I just put a million dollars at risk. He said, Oh, what are you talking about? You can't do that on that. I had a good 24 hours before the principal called me and said, Chris, I apologize, I didn't realize that, of course I'll honor what I'm going to do. What are the top three biggest lessons learned in your career? 1. The smartest person in the world is asking the most questions. And those questions sometimes come across as dumb questions. When I was young, I thought asking questions was annoying, and I shouldn't have a place for that, I should just be there and take my notes. What I realized is that people that aren't asking questions are not engaged, and probably not someone I want to do business with. 2. You don't have to be a jerk in business. However, you also have to understand that business isn't personal. That took me a long time. We're a family company, I want everything to be great. But as long as you treat people with respect, and you're ethical, and honest, that can happen in business and it's not personal, deals can blow up. I'm always amazed how people don't realize that a Pro Forma is just a guess. We don't have crystal balls. We try to make it as educated as possible, but recognizing that it's not personal allows you to sleep at night a little bit better 3. No matter how important all your business seems, and all that stuff, it's all very fleeting. If you're not enjoying your family, your life, it's a hard road to get to your 50s and realize that you don't have a great family, and you don't have a great thing. My father is 80 years old now, he pretty much moved on from the business. And I think of things that were so important 15 years ago, and they're just not now. The people that were important aren't in the business anymore. Chris Rising The Real Market With Chris Rising twitter.com/chrisrising #retwit www.chrisrising.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/best-commercial-retail-real-estate-investing-advice-ever/support

Closet Conversations - Consignment, Reselling and Styling with Jennie Walker
Is The Consignment Shop Model Dying Given The Rise Of Resale / Reselling?

Closet Conversations - Consignment, Reselling and Styling with Jennie Walker

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 29:00


Jennie Walker is owner of JennieGirl's Closet, a stying and resale business, and Walker/Viden Luxury Consigbment Shop in Pasadena, CA. She gives her thoughts on consignment from an owners perspective.

The Treatment Room
53. Ageless Ashley's Guide to Holistic Skin Wellness, Instagram and Esthetician Success.

The Treatment Room

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 63:30


Hi Roomies, In this episode I chat with a major Esty role model of mine, Ashley Curtis, aka Ageless Ashley. Ashley is a licensed esthetician of 15+ years, a social media influencer, and the founder + CEO of Evolve Skin and Wellness in Pasadena. Her page is all about skin wellness, uplifting the esthetician community, glowing from within and spreading positivity. In this episode we chat about: + Ashley's journey as an esthetician, and her experiences in other fields before starting her own business + What holistic skincare really means + Ashley's philosophy on healthy skin + How Ashley approaches social media strategy, being vulnerable online, content creation... plus, how her IG popped off + How to give an incredible facial + Building your books + What went into curating her space + How to succeed as an Esty today + have longevity in this career Connect with Ashley on Instagram. Thank you today's sponsors! Onaxa (Create your own professional skincare brand) Use code Tessaskin15 for worth 15% off plus free shipping within The United States! MY SOCIAL MEDIA + SHOPS You can shop my Glymed store here or DM me on Instagram to purchase IS Clinical Tess' Instagram @myestytessa Tess' YouTube: Tess Zolly Tess' TikTok: @myestytessa Sweet by LiQWYD | https://www.instagram.com/liqwyd Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-treatment-room/support

QSO Today - The oral histories of amateur radio
Episode 374 Courtney Duncan N5BF

QSO Today - The oral histories of amateur radio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2021 107:38


Courtney Duncan, N5BF, has humble amateur radio beginnings in Texas where he earned a degree in musical piano performance.  Destiny intervened, allowing Courtney to get a degree as an  electronic engineer and a career at JPL, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, associated with NASA and CalTech in Pasadena, California  working on flight radio systems for spacecraft that go to Mars and beyond.  Now retired after 30 years, N5BF is active as the president of the San Bernardino Microwave Society,  amateur microwave operation and contesting,  and moonbounce.  N5BF is my QSO Today.

All Saints Church Pasadena Podcast
All Hollows' Eve: The Source Is with You

All Saints Church Pasadena Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 12:27


“God isn't interested in controlling us, but re-aligning and empowering us with the breath of life that we may be friends of God and guardians of God's Spirit in each other and all that exists.” Sermon by Sally "Leia" Howard from worship at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, October 31, 2021 at All Saints Church, Pasadena. Readings: I Samuel 28:3–25, Ezekiel 37:1–14 and John 11:17–45. Watch the sermon on YouTube. Read the text of the sermon here. Follow All Saints Church on Twitter @ASCpas. Like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AllSaintsPasadena/. Donate to support the mission and ministries of All Saints at https://allsaints-pas.org/donate/donate-now/.

The Cloud Pod
Ep141: The Cloud Pod Wears Gaudi Outfits for Amazon's New Deep Learning Accelerator

The Cloud Pod

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 64:13


On The Cloud Pod this week, half the team misses Rob and Ben. Also, AWS Gaudi Accelerators speed up deep learning, GCP announces that its Tau VMs are an independently verified delight, and Azure gets the chance to be Number One for once (with industrial IoT platforms.) A big thanks to this week's sponsors: Foghorn Consulting, which provides full-stack cloud solutions with a focus on strategy, planning and execution for enterprises seeking to take advantage of the transformative capabilities of AWS, Google Cloud and Azure. JumpCloud, which offers a complete platform for identity, access, and device management — no matter where your users and devices are located.  This week's highlights

Little Known Facts with Ilana Levine
Episode 269 - Jane Kaczmarek

Little Known Facts with Ilana Levine

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 58:50


Jane Kaczmarek is best known for her role as Lois on Malcolm in the Middle, for which she received 7 consecutive Emmy nominations, 2 Televisions Critics Awards (the only woman to receive such recognition), and nominations for the Golden Globe and SAG Award .Her television career began with The Paper Chase, St. Elsewhere, and Hill Street Blues after graduating from The University of Wisconsin and the Yale School of Drama. In New York Kaczmarek has appeared both On and Off Broadway and at the Berkshire Theatre Festival ,the Eugene O'Neill Playwright Conference, The Williamstown Theatre Festival where she and Alfred Molina appeared in Tom Holloways ' AND NO MORE SHALL WE PART directed by Ann Kauffman . Also at Williamstown , with S. Epatha Merkerson in Jen Silverman's THE ROOMATE. Most recently she appeared as the Stage Manager in the Deaf West - Pasadena Playhouse production of Our Town . . Jane frequently hosts and reads on the Symphony Space Radio program SELECTED SHORTS. Los Angeles credits include KINDERTRANSPORT (Ovation Award), the premiere of Pulitzer Prize winning DINNER WITH FRIENDS and RAISED IN CAPTIVITY(L.A. Drama Critics Award) HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES (Mark Taper), GOOD PEOPLE (Geffen, Ovation nomination), and at L.A.Theatre Works -AWAKE AND SING , DEATH OF A SALESMAN with Stacey Keach and as Inge Morath in ARTHUR MILLER: A LIFE . She and Alfred Molina recorded A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE for BBC Radio and  appeared as James and Mary Tyrone in LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT at the Geffen Theatre . The production was filmed and is available for viewing on BROADWAY HD.  Jane is the founder of Clothes Off Our Back, an online auction that raised over 4 million dollars for children's charities by selling celebrity finery. She has traveled k to India, Tanzania and Rwanda to visit their hospitals and the children they help. She serves on the Board of the Pasadena Educational Foundation, the Pasadena Conservatory of Music and the Pasadena Playhouse. She lives in Pasadena with her 3 children . Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices