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TD Ameritrade Network
TSLA, PEP: Importance Of Diversity In ESG Investing

TD Ameritrade Network

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 10:10


Tesla (TSLA) ranks well on environmental factors, but has faced discrimination and poor working condition allegations, says William Burckart. He discusses trends in ESG investing. He talks about why TSLA ranks lower than you may think in ESG ratings, as well as PepsiCo's (PEP) ESG plans. He then goes over the importance of diversity in ESG planning, noting how interconnected the world is and therefore there is not just one easy solution to clean energy. Tune in to find out more.

Rise Up For You
#422 How To Be Productive The Key To Accomplishing More With Demir Bentley

Rise Up For You

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 20:09


ABOUT: Demir Bentley is a productivity expert and co-founder of Lifehack Method. He helps his clients kick butt at work to live their best life when they go home. Demir teaches hard-hitting efficiency techniques and proven accountability strategies that have helped clients generate millions in revenue while saving thousands of hours. In the past eight years, he's helped more than 50,000 professionals, including executives from Facebook, Google, Uber and PepsiCo – helping them prevent burnout and create more freedom in their lives. Demir's advice has been highlighted in Forbes, Bloomberg, Entrepreneur and more. Demir's background is really interesting. Prior to co-founding Lifehack Method, he worked on Wall Street where he figured out how to whittle his 80-hour work week down to two hours a week. Demir's passionate about living his own life in a way that embodies his principles. He now lives a nomadic lifestyle with his partner and co-founder, Carey, and their two-year-old daughter. They are currently living in Medellin, Colombia. STAY CONNECTED: Website: www.winningtheweek.com Email: demir@lifehackmethod.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/lifehackbootcamp __________________ Thank you again for joining us today! If you know anybody that would benefit from this episode please share it with them and help spread the knowledge and motivation. Don't forget to show your support for the Rise Up For You Podcast by writing a review on iTunes. Your feedback helps the success of our show and pushes us to continuously be better! Check out www.riseupforyou.com for more podcast episodes, webinars, events, and more to help you get to the next level in your personal and professional life! You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Youtube @riseupforyou Looking for more support? Grab your free coaching call with our team completely FREE! Bring your questions about Confidence, Leadership or Business and we will assign you the best coach to provide customizable support. SCHEDULE YOUR FREE CALL HERE calendly.com/riseupforyou/coaching

Business Wars Daily
Canned Jack & Coke Is Coming

Business Wars Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 3:48


Today is Friday, June 24, and we're looking at The Coca-Cola Company vs. PepsiCo.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Where We Live
Indra Nooyi shares stories and strategies on life, work, and "family structures"

Where We Live

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 48:01


Indian immigrant Indra Nooyi led PepsiCo as chairman and CEO for more than a decade, making her one of the most powerful women in corporate America. Nooyi is also on the board of Amazon, a Dean's Advisory Council member at MIT's School of Engineering, and advisor on economic development to Gov. Ned Lamont. When the pandemic hit, she led the reopening committee with Dr. Albert Ko, who is the Raj and Indra Nooyi Professor of Public Health at the Yale School of Public Health. This hour on Where We Live, Nooyi joins us to talk about her new book My Life in Full: Work, Family, and Our Future. We learn how paid leave impacted her early career after the birth of her children, and after a horrific car crash. Paid leave also allowed her to care for both her parents – her father had cancer, and her mother became paralyzed from the neck down. It's one of the reasons she now urges companies to provide the benefit of paid leave for workers today. GUEST: Indra Nooyi: Former Chairman and CEO, PepsiCo. Author of My Life in Full: Work, Family, and Our Future Cat Pastor contributed to this show which originally aired April 20. Support the show: http://wnpr.org/donate See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Smart Software with SmartLogic
Cara Mitchell on Internal In-house eCommerce

Smart Software with SmartLogic

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 44:41


Welcome to this week's episode of Elixir Wizards, with our special guest, Cara Mitchell of Pepsi Co. Today we speak with Cara about her career journey that led to her living in the lower East Side of New York City. Cara has been working in the software engineering field for over 20 years and currently works at PepsiCo on their in-house eCommerce platform built with Elixir. Over the years, she's worked on systems that range from embedded firmware to large distributed systems running on thousands of machines. She enjoys working in a number of programming languages and refuses to pick a favorite. Today we learn about Cara's unique experience as a college dropout turned self-made software engineer and how PepsiCo is working in Elixir on a global scale with an inside look at the goings on at PepsiCo. Tune in today to learn more from today's special guest, Cara Mitchell!

CFO Thought Leader
810: Following the Data Trail | David Barnes, CFO, Trimble

CFO Thought Leader

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 55:45


Generally, when legendary CEO Roger Enrico wasn't happy, just about every PepsiCo executive from junior grades on up knew about it. So it was that when David Barnes was told he would be presenting to Enrico on a subject known to inflame the CEO's ire, he knew that his presentation—one way or the other—would be career-defining. “Enrico was known to be very impatient with those who would present a bunch of facts but offer no insights,” remembers Barnes, whose tryst with destiny surfaced via the guidance of none other than Indra Nooyi, PepsiCo's future CEO, who Barnes tells us was his “great mentor and sponsor” during his Pepsi years. “Pepsi had hired a big consulting firm and they had dumped a lot of data on us, but they couldn't find any insights, so Indra asked me to work with the consultants and actually get the insights out of the data,” continues Barnes, who had been hired in the mid-1990s to be part of a strategy group within PepsiCo that had been tasked with integrating strategy and finance across the company. As it turned out, Barnes's presentation succeeded in delivering a number of new insights related to the profitability (or lack thereof) of PepsiCo's restaurant business in China. “We had a small, money-losing business in China at a time when the Asian economies at large were experiencing deep recessions, so the questions being asked were ‘Do we give up?' and ‘Do we double down?,'” recalls Barnes, who would soon open a new career chapter in China—an indication that perhaps his presentation had gone well.  “They wanted a known quantity in China—someone with the company's corporate interests at heart—so I became responsible for finance as well as our development activities around new stores for KFC and Pizza Hut,” explains Barnes, who would subsequently use data to better expose an opportunity for new stores inside China's smaller tertiary markets rather than in big cities. “We figured out that there was a better way to do capital resource allocation just for these markets,” comments Barnes, who recalls the business leader who ultimately made the call when it came to opening new stores as saying: “Let's get at it!” –Jack Sweeney 

All Gallup Webcasts
El Llamado del Coach Gallup con Alma Azuara, Roberto Patrone y Karim García

All Gallup Webcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 61:07


Este programa será muy especial pues tendremos por primera vez la participación de tres experimentados coaches en fortalezas que nos hablarán sobre el impacto que han logrado a través de CliftonStrengths con líderes y organizaciones. Alma Azuara Es Ingeniera industrial con Maestría en psicología organizacional, coach certificada por Gallup en fortalezas, coach ejecutiva certificada por ology. Trabajó por cinco años para el grupo Pepsico y desde el 2015 dirige la firma de consultoría Potenciando Talentos, a través de la cual ha acompañado a más de 2,500 personas a entender sus talentos, ayudando a líderes y quipos a entender cómo pueden generar asociaciones efectivas y colaborar exitosamente desde sus fortalezas. Sus 5 temas de talento dominantes son: Maximizador | Afinidad | Conexión | Aprendedor | Idear Roberto Patrone Es Coach Global en Fortalezas, Fundador y CEO de la firma de consultoría Profundiz, Experto en Desarrollo Humano Disruptivo, Conferencista y Editor Internacional. Amplia experiencia en el sector empresarial, ha trabajado con líderes en México, Uruguay, Argentina, Brasil, Chile, Colombia, España, Estados Unidos y Paraguay, ayudándolos a manejar los retos de negocio más apremiantes. Sus 5 temas de talento dominantes son: Desarrollador | Empatía | Estratégico | Conexión | Creencia Karim García Es consultor en Desarrollo Humano y Organizacional y Co-fundador de Sporus Consultores. Es egresado de Ingeniería Industrial y de Sistemas de la Universidad de Monterrey, Coach de Fortalezas por Gallup, Coach Ejecutivo por la ICC. Actualmente está cursando la Maestría en Desarrollo Organizacional en la UDEM y actualmente ayuda a las organizaciones a conocer, valorar y aprovechar la naturaleza de cada persona, de forma que no solo sean productivos, sino que se sientan plenos en su trabajo. Sus 5 temas de talento dominantes son: Restaurador | Comunicación | Armonía | Positivo | Sociable --- El Llamado del Coach (vía You Tube) es un programa que permite, a los coaches actuales y a quienes quieren convertirse en coaches, interactuar con coaches en fortalezas que han encontrado el éxito en el desarrollo basado en fortalezas. Durante cada sesión, profundizaremos en estrategias y tácticas que puedes llevar a tu organización y ayudarán a ti y a tu equipo a lograr un mejor desempeño. Aprende más sobre otros recursos de coaching basado en fortalezas de Gallup: • Artículos & Videos • Programas en línea • Guías & Reportes • Inscríbete a nuestro boletín informativo en inglés (Newsletter) También visita Gallup Access.

Coffee & A Good Vibe
Leanne Perice ON: Building the #1 Celebrity & Influencer Management Agencies, How To Monetize Your Brand and All Things Influencer Marketing for Brands & Creators

Coffee & A Good Vibe

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 50:54


Leanne Perice (@leanneperice) is the founder of MADE BY ALL (@madebyall), where she provides visionary and strategic management for her clients. Being at the forefront of the digital economy, Leanne values the art of all partnerships and helping her clients monetize outside the box while helping them build a strong brand identity. In 2019, Leanne established her product development division where she co-founds companies and brands with her clients to diversify revenue streams and build equity in owned IP. Additionally, Leanne serves as an advisor to Universal Gamers Amateur Association (UGAA) and has developed a social venture division focused on partnering with CPG brands and tech startups. She works with top agencies and Fortune 500 brands, such as: Procter & Gamble, Amazon, PepsiCo, Walmart, NFL, T-Mobile, Walt Disney and directly with all the top social media platforms. EPISODE OVERVIEW: Leanne's background into forming one of the TOP Talent Management Agencies representing major Celebrity and Influencer Brands Insights / self-serving mindsets on facing negativity / limiting beliefs when paving your own future How she scaled Made By All into the TOP Influencer / Celebrity Management Companies Working with major Fortune 500 brands, such as: Procter & Gamble, Amazon, PepsiCo, Walmart, NFL, T-Mobile, Walt Disney Roles of a Manager and how to know when you need one as a Creative, Influencer, Celebrity / Public Figure / Personal Brand Leanne's blueprint for creating and running a management company Scaling a TEAM / How Leanne works and manages her business Advice to Influencers how to grow a brand to this extent - like a Tessa Brooks, Helen Owen Why it is so important to stay in your lane as a creative and create a brand that is truly authentic to you Multiple Streams of Income for ONLINE creators - content creators, influencers, bloggers What makes for a successful Influencer Marketing Campaign How DTC Brands can approach leveraging and working with influencers Advice to entrepreneurs listening to pave their own way, start their own business Tips for continuing to grow in your space, build your network and rolodex of brands and talent EPISODE MENTIONS: This episode is sponsored by, Gorgias - the leading customer service platform for e-commerce brands. Exclusively for Coffee & A Good Vibe listeners, Try Gorgias for 2 MONTHS Free HERE CONNECT: YOUTUBE ➟ Watch & subscribe to our channel here ➟ Coffee & A Good Vibe Video Interviews To connect with Ayesha Sehra ➟ click HERE Check out our podcast insta ➟ click HERE To learn about my Branding & PR Agency Grow The Social ➟ click HERE

En Perspectiva
Entrevista Diego Licio - Uruguay y Brasil acuerdan arancel cero para producción de zonas francas

En Perspectiva

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 20:26


Los cancilleres Francisco Bustillo, de Uruguay, y Carlos França, de Brasil, firmaron acuerdos entre ambos países sobre temas del Mercosur que estaban paralizados desde hacía meses y también sobre complementación económica binacional; lo hicieron en un encuentro oficial que mantuvieron ayer en Los Ángeles, Estados Unidos, donde ambos participan en la Cumbre de las Américas. Por un lado, Uruguay adhirió a la iniciativa brasileña de rebaja del Arancel Externo Común (AEC) (ya ejecutada por el país vecino) cuando sea abordada en el ámbito del Mercosur para ser formalizada. Mientras tanto, la cancillería brasileña (Itamaraty) expresó su compromiso de darle celeridad a la agenda externa del bloque, así como su determinación de priorizar el tratamiento de las “flexibilidades negociadoras” que esa inserción internacional requiere y que Uruguay reclama, según supo el diario El Observador. Esto se acordó en momentos en que Uruguay negocia la posibilidad de dos Tratados de Libre Comercio (TLC), uno con China y otro con Turquía, y en que desde el gobierno argentino se señalara que si estos se concretaran se estaría violando el estatuto del Mercosur. Además, nivel bilateral los países acordaron –a impulso y demanda de Uruguay– las condiciones para el acceso preferencial de mercaderías producidas en zonas francas y áreas aduaneras especiales situadas en ambos países, en función de la lista de productos que abarca el Acuerdo de Complementación Económica (ACE) número 18.  De esta manera se libera el acceso al mercado brasileño de la producción de PepsiCo, realizada en la Zona Franca de Colonia, que requería hasta ahora una renovación anual que Brasil tenía demorada. Pero además se obtiene un marco que da certeza al intercambio a tasa cero de este tipo de producciones para el futuro.  ¿Qué impacto tiene este acuerdo? Conversamos En Perspectiva con Diego Licio, Presidente de la Cámar de Zonas Francas Uruguay.

Education Talk Radio
THE PEPSICO FOUNDATION HELPING TO SUPPORT STEM NATIONWIDE

Education Talk Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 33:00


THE PEPSICO FOUNDATION HELPING TO SUPPORT STEM NATIONWIDE ..They are working with Discovery's STEM Careers Coalition.The industry supported Coalition has a ton of free, high quality  resources available to preK-12  Please listen and  tap into the resources available to you. Visit ace-ed.org, SELtoday.org and teacher-retention.com to see all our work PLUS We're excited to be working on the inaugural Excellence in Equity Awards, which will help us spotlight and celebrate high-impact work across K-12 education.Head to ace-ed.org/awards to find all the information and nominate before June 30! Email awards@ace-ed.org with questions.

Generations Radio
How to Celebrate Humble Month in Your Company - Lining Up to Persecute Christians

Generations Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 39:00


How to Celebrate Humble Month in Your Company-Corporations Lining Up to Persecute Christians-It's Humble Month, for those who would rather escape the wrath of God.--Proud month is back for the wicked.--But how does a Christian working for a Fortune 500 company celebrate Humble Month during Proud Month- Also, over 400 companies have lined up to support the Equality Act, which will bring withering persecution upon Christian in this country.--These include Tesla, Pfizer, Delta Air Lines and Amazon, Apple, PepsiCo, General Motors, CVS, Facebook, Marriott, Capital One, Starbucks and Home Depot, McDonald's, Harley-Davidson, Sony, REI, Hewlett Packard, Johnson and Johnson, Morgan Stanley, Oracle, Sysco, United Airlines, Walt Disney, Whirlpool, Wells Fargo, Honeywell, Edward Jones and Stop - Shop. Hilton, American Airlines, and Air B-B.---This program includes---1. The World View in 5 Minutes with Adam McManus -10 rogue Republican senators support gun control, China to Taiwan- -We will fight to the very end-, Man who memorized 20 books of the Bible equips Creation Museum visitors---2. Generations with Kevin Swanson

Soul & Science
Episode 13: Lockstep Ventures Founder Bonin Bough | If You're Not Early, You're Late

Soul & Science

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 29:40


Bonin Bough's first flare of marketing genius came at the age of 12, when the executive who would later set the pace for big brands entering online and social channels, launched a magazine in the NYC Public Schools. In college, the physics major built websites for brands, and one millennium-era internet party later, he joked, the vodka fountain and shrimp boat steered him into a marketing career. Bonin built internet practices at two global PR firms, then became the client and a prodder of global CPG companies, like PepsiCo, Mondelez and Kraft, to be digital innovators. You might recall him from the CNBC show, Cleveland Hustles, with LeBron James. And, as Founder of Lockstep Ventures he tackles systemic issues by helping Black founders create scalable businesses that also support their communities. Ventures, which tackles systemic issues by helping Black founders create scalable businesses that also support their communities. In this episode you'll learn: Pack the pipeline, because the ingrained corporate response is to kill what is new, but they can't kill it all. Babe Ruth called his shots, name your next win, because external pressure will help make it happen. “Marketers are like roaches”, they'll infiltrate what you thought was a safe space. Jump in early, ride the bull, first runners have a better shot at winning. To learn something new, walk the outer trade-show booths on closing day, talk to everyone at the mixer.  Thank you, Bonin, for joining me. Give it a listen, and fast forward your marketing mind in about 20 minutes.Presented by Mekanism 

Grifthorse
Episode 152: Delicore Score

Grifthorse

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 43:17


Master and pupil discuss Seltzer Summah, She is Pepsico, Benz Update, iPad 2, Tech Museum, Webroot Douche, Tye Dye Iron Maiden, Live Craigslisting, Deli Core Score, Herbarium VS Smartweed, Outfitters Rewards and Diagonal Class.

360 Yourself!
Ep 182: Goal Setting or Not - Jordan Schwarzenberger (Co-Founder Arcade Media)

360 Yourself!

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 12, 2022 49:49


After dropping out of Kings College after his first semester Jordan joined VICE as a full time Creative, where he'd been interning since the age of 17. After 10 months, in March 2017 he joined LADbible Group, the biggest social media property for online video in the world, hired to help launch the newly formed creative agency JOYRIDE, leading the creative content for a number of brands, from Amazon and Activision, to Pepsi Co. and Sony – whilst also featuring as a prominent host across the channels. Leaving LADbible in 2017, Jordan launched Roundabout, the first Gen Z agency in the UK, working with brands such as MTV, Boiler Room and James Grant to futureproof their businesses and drive their youth and culture strategies. Following Roundabout, Jordan joined client James Grant Group (now YMU) as their Chief Creative Officer, leading on creative and strategy for the group of 1000+ clients, including Ant and Dec, Take That, Stacey Solomon, Philip Schofield, Clean Bandit, Frank Lampard, Munya Chawawa, Amelia Dimoldenberg and more. In April 2021, Jordan left YMU to co-found Arcade Media, to manage Europe's biggest creators: The Sidemen (100M+ followers). Alongside his partners, he has launched 3 seven figure businesses, alcohol brand XIX Vodka, fried chicken restaurant Sides, and membership platform Side+. Alongside Arcade Media, Jordan runs a consultancy business, working with Soho House on their membership committee and running the youth board for £1BN+ London property development Outernet Global. Host: Jamie Neale @jamienealejn  Discussing rituals and habitual patterns in personal and work life. We ask questions about how to become more aware of one self and the world around us, how do we become 360 with ourselves? Host Instagram: @jamienealejn  Podcast Instagram: @360_yourself  Music from Electric Fruit  Produced by Tom Dalby Composed by Toby Wright

Create Tomorrow, The WGSN Podcast
52. The Future of Hybrid Working

Create Tomorrow, The WGSN Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2022 30:25


Following the pandemic many professionals around the world are still combining remote and office working. What's more it's looking good for productivity. PepsiCo research found that when given more flexibility, and when given a hybrid option, they see an in 15% increase in productivity and 31% less absenteeism. So what does this more fluid, flexible future of hybrid working mean for people, brands and businesses in the future? We explore this on today's podcast; from the tech we are likely to demand and adopt, to the type of environments and interior spaces required to tempt us back into the workplace for those meaningful collaborative moments. Will holograms serve to bring us closer to remote-working colleagues? Will biophilic design keep us feeling nurtured and build company loyalty? And what's the great reset? Tune in to find out what the future holds for the workplace and where the product design opportunities might lie for brands and businesses.

Out of Hours: The Podcast
Compassion as a superpower: Running for office, with Virginia State Delegate Michelle Maldonaldo

Out of Hours: The Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 68:22


Today on the podcast we have Michelle Maldonado. Michelle is the founder & CEO of Lucenscia, a human potential and business transformation firm for developing leaders and organizations, work which she started practicing originally in her corporate job. Michelle designs leadership development and coaching, and has worked with everyone from PepsiCo to the United Nations peacekeepers and humanitarian aid workers.Michelle is and does so many things - she is an entrepreneur, a business leader, a mother, a wife, as well as holding certifications in emotional intelligence, mindfulness and meditation. Most recently, she ran and got elected to the Virginia House of Delegates. Michelleis not a career politician but she was moved to run for election following the public murder of George Floyd and the strorming of the capitol - and sees her role as a ‘bridge builder'. We talk about so much in this conversation - from why she thinks compassion is different to empathy, the three breath meditation you can do any time of day, how to talk to people with different views to you without demonizing them, why emotional intelligence is so important in business and how she discovered meditation aged 7.Sign up to The Out of Hours newsletter!https://outofhours.substack.com/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

L3 Leadership Podcast
Brian Moran on The 12 Week Year: How to Get More Done in 12 Weeks than Most do in a Year

L3 Leadership Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 47:27


Episode Summary: In this episode of the L3 Leadership Podcast, Brian Moran discusses his framework for the 12 Week Year and shares how you can get more done in 12 weeks than most can in a year. 5 Key Takeaways:Brian shares his definition of accountability and what that means in relation to other people as a leader. He discusses why he wrote his book, The 12 Week Year.Brian talks about how shortening the timeframe to achieve a goal can bring clarity, momentum, and stress reduction.He shares the framework he provides leaders with to achieve their goals in the 12 Week Year.Brian discusses how he reviews his execution and results to accomplish more. About Brian: Brian is the CEO and founder of The Execution Company. He is a highly respected expert and accomplished executive who has developed a well-versed business perspective from his vast experience in consumer products, healthcare, food service, automotive and transportation and professional service sectors.Brian is the co-author of the New York Times bestseller, The 12 Week Year, a program developed to empower individuals and companies to achieve more in 12 weeks than what others accomplish in 12 months. The 12 Week Year philosophy and training program has been implemented worldwide with industry leading companies like Allstate, BBVA, Mass Mutual, Metronic, Merril-Lynch, Nationwide, Paycor, and Papa Johns.Prior to launching The Execution Company, Brian had leadership positions within Pepsico, UPS, Senn Delany Management Consultants, and National Automotive Corporation. Coupling his corporate experience with his entrepreneurial drive, Brian also co-founded Bio Inc, a health services provider specializing in wellness and medical surveillance performing on-site medical testing.A trusted strategic advisor and visionary, Brian volunteers his time to mentor promising entrepreneurs to refine, implement, and execute their business plans, and his charity work includes Susan G. Komen and CBMC. Quotes From the Episode:“In the end, you choose your consequences.”“Separate the starting from finishing.”“The 12 Week Year is about being great at a few things, rather than being mediocre at a lot of things.”“Do everything you can to grow.”Guest Resources Mentioned:The 12 Week Year  by Brian P. Moran and Michael Lennington12 Week Year WebsiteUncommon Accountability by Brian P. Moran and Michael LenningtonFeel the Fear and Do it Anyways by Susan JeffersOne Minute Manager by Kenneth Blanchard Ph.D. Connect with Brian:Website | Facebook | Youtube | Twitter | LinkedIn

3 Things
Bihar sees hope in a PepsiCo bottling unit, and an ethanol plant

3 Things

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 16:06


Last month, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar inaugurated two big private ventures in Bihar — a Rs 500 crore PepsiCo bottling plant, and a Rs 105-crore ethanol plant. These projects have generated a lot of buzz in the state, and given a ray of hope to many who have been looking for jobs within the state. In this episode, Indian Express' Santosh Singh joins us to talk about their significance, and how they are expected to benefit the people in the state.And in the end, Indian Express' Parthasarthi Biswas explains why the government has been promoting ethanol blending, and how it benefits farmers and the environment.

Unconventional Life with Jules Schroeder
Ep315: Discovering the Way to Optimize Who You Are and Play Your Instrument the Best it Can Possibly Be with Productivity Expert and Co-Founder of Lifehack Method Demir Bentley

Unconventional Life with Jules Schroeder

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2022 27:58


Demir Bentley is a productivity expert and co-founder of Lifehack Method. He teaches hard-hitting efficiency techniques and proven accountability strategies that have helped clients generate millions in revenue while saving thousands of hours. In the past eight years, he's helped more than 50,000 professionals, including executives from Facebook, Google, Uber and PepsiCo, to prevent burnout and create more freedom in their lives. Demir's advice has been highlighted in ABC News, Forbes, Bloomberg, Entrepreneur and more. More from Demir/Life Hack Method Website - https://lifehackmethod.com/ Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/c/lifehackbootcamp Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/demirandcarey/?hl=en Twitter - https://twitter.com/demirandcarey Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/demirandcarey Click here for the giveaway! The lucky winner is going to get a $500 per year annual membership for Life Hack Tribe where they integrate and provide accountability and support on your daily and weekly accountability walks.

Icons and Outlaws
Michael Jackson Part 2

Icons and Outlaws

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2022 80:04


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

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Money Talks Radio Show - Atlanta, GA
Henssler Money Talks - June 4, 2022

Money Talks Radio Show - Atlanta, GA

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 4, 2022 45:16


 Henssler Money Talks – June 4, 2022 Season 36, Episode 23  This week on “Money Talks,” Chief Investment Officer Troy Harmon, CFA, CVA, is joined by Managing Associate K.C. Smith, CFP®, CEPA, and Research Analyst Nick Antonucci, CVA, CEPA, to cover The Conference Board's Consumer Confidence, Mortgage Applications, the ISM Manufacturing Index, and the Fed's Beige Book. K.C. discusses the situation of a couple who are looking to make the best out of the depressed market by timing a Roth conversion. He covers the benefits and the options investors have for a conversion. The experts round out the show answering listeners' questions on being stuck in the Sandwich Generation and Consumer Defensive stocks McCormick & Company and PepsiCo.   Timestamps and Chapters00:00     Market Roundup: Covering May 31 – June 3  19:58     Case Study: Time a Conversion, Not the Market32:27     Q&A Time: The Sandwich Generation, McCormick & Company, and PepsiCo  Follow Henssler: Facebook: http://bit.ly/HensslerFacebook Twitter: http://bit.ly/HensslerTwitterLinkedIn: http://bit.ly/HensslerLinkedIn Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hensslerfinancial/ YouTube: http://bit.ly/HensslerYouTube   “Money Talks” is brought to you by Henssler Financial. Sign up for the Money Talks Newsletter: https://www.henssler.com/newsletters/  

Creating Wealth through Passive Apartment Investing
EP#229 Purchasing 506B & 506C deals worth $20M in 100 days with John Casmon

Creating Wealth through Passive Apartment Investing

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2022 18:19


Today I chatted with John Casmon, from Casmon Capital Group.John Casmon launched Casmon Capital Group to help busy professionals invest in real estate without taking on a second job. He has helped families invest close to $90M in multifamily apartments to create passive income, reduce their tax obligation, and foster generational wealth. John hosts the Multifamily Insights podcast. In addition, he is the co-founder of the Midwest Real Estate Networking Summit. As a former marketing executive, John oversaw marketing campaigns for General Motors, PepsiCo, and MillerCoors.  Episode Spotlights- John shares about hosting Multifamily Insights Podcast- Purchasing 506B & 506C deals worth $20M in 100 days- Dealing with risks associated with purchasing different kinds of assets in a short period of time- Do everything you can to engage your investor database- Determining the best business plan and loan product specific to the deal- Discussing current market trends Book Recommendations- Who Not How Connect with John:Linkedin:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/multifamily-apartments-john-casmon/Website: https://www.casmoncapital.com/sampledealPodcast: Multifamily InsightsGrab your freebie - Tips for Multifamily Investing at www.ushacapital.comFound this episode insightful? Show us some love by spreading the word on social media or  rating and reviewing the show here - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/multifamily-ap360/id1522097213Follow Rama on socials!LinkedIn | Meta | Twitter | InstagramConnect to Rama KrishnaE-mail: info@ushacapital.comWebsite: www.ushacapital.com

Audio Arguendo
USCA, Second Circuit Riseandshine v. PepsiCo, Case No. 21-2768

Audio Arguendo

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022


Magic Markets
Magic Markets #78: A sneak peak at Premium

Magic Markets

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2022 25:26


With 31 Premium shows behind us, we’ve learnt so much from our detailed research on global stocks.For example, we now know that Lululemon has an incredibly strong brand and direct-to-consumer strategy, with the next results due on 2nd June. We’ve also covered brands like Nike and Starbucks, which have had a tough time recently. In the search for defensive stocks, we’ve previously highlighted Pepsico and Visa as solid companies. Both have comfortably beaten the market this year, down between 3% and 4% in 2022.Simon Property Group is the kind of business that many would choose as a defensive stock, but is there more to worry about? How about US yields? Finally, with a nod to Top Gun and Moe’s fantasy career as a jet pilot, we give an update on Lockheed Martin. Join us in Episode 78 of Magic Markets for a sneak peak at the type of insights that our subscribers in Magic Markets Premium enjoy.

Nuance of Impact
S3. Ep 1 | Bozoma Saint John on the implications of it all

Nuance of Impact

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2022 52:57


This episode is for you if you are seeking courage. Courage to stay, courage to leave, courage to stand up, courage to set boundaries and courage to deal with the implications of setting boundaries. Joined Madame BADASS BOZ herself; Bozoma Saint John, former CMO of Netflix and previous executive of Endeavor, PepsiCo and Uber. Remember Beyonce at the Super Bowl? Yeah, it was Boz who put her highness there. Bozoma is fearless black woman who has came and conquered, and is now speaking a testimony and laying a path for all of us to follow in her footsteps.

Songs for the Struggling Artist
Confusing Art with Money

Songs for the Struggling Artist

Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2022 17:33


With a couple of decades in the indie theatre trenches behind me, I have some complicated feelings around money and art. I believe in paying artists. I think it's important to give value in a monetary form to people who create. I fight hard to make it happen as often as I can. But I would much prefer to work with a group of people who aren't doing it for the money. As soon as money gets involved, there's always someone who starts treating me like I'm PepsiCo and makes demands, defines rigid terms and sets intense limitations. It feels lousy every single time. I find I usually have a more satisfying artistic experience with the people who signed up when they thought they were getting nothing and are happily surprised when I present them an actual check. They get paid either way but in one way the context is clear for everyone and the one with money involved makes things muddy. When I offer money from the start, some people are doing it for the money. To read more of Confusing Art with Money visit the Songs for the Struggling Artist blog. This is Episode 306 Song: Suzanne Vega's "Bad Wisdom" Image by designwebjae via Pixabay To support this podcast: Give it 5 stars in Apple Podcasts. Write a nice review! Rate it wherever you listen or via: https://ratethispodcast.com/strugglingartist Join my mailing list: www.emilyrainbowdavis.com/ Like the blog/show on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SongsfortheStrugglingArtist/ Support me on Patreon: www.patreon.com/emilyrdavis Or buy me a coffee on Kofi: http://ko-fi.com/emilyrainbowdavis or PayPal me: https://www.paypal.me/strugglingartist Follow me on Twitter @erainbowd Instagram and Pinterest Tell a friend! Listen to The Dragoning here (it's my audio drama) and support via Ko-fi here: https://ko-fi.com/messengertheatrecompany As ever, I am yours, Emily Rainbow Davis

The Voicebot Podcast
Brandon Kaplan CEO of Skilled Creative and Co-Founder of Journey - Voicebot Podcast Ep 257

The Voicebot Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 30, 2022 71:06


Brandon Kaplan founded Skilled Creative in 2017 and continues to serve as CEO. The agency is well known for delivering voice AI strategy, solutions, and analytics for top media and consumer good companies ranging from Meredith and HBO to Pottermore and Pepsico. In 2022, Skilled Creative was merged with two other agencies to form Journey to create a new "experience" agency with expertise in immersive technologies such as AI, Metaverse, and physical world activations. Kaplan also serves as Chief Innovation Officer of the combined company while directly managing the voice AI business.  We discuss the past, present, and future of voice AI, how enterprises are managing the shift to conversation, and the value of the Journey agency model. 

Business Casual
Redefining Career Success for Asian Americans

Business Casual

Play Episode Listen Later May 30, 2022 45:26


Nora chats with Jerry Won, founder of Just Like Media and host of the "Dear Asian Americans" podcast, along with Simi Shah, founder and host of the "South Asian Trailblazers" podcast and Chief of Staff to the former CEO and Chairperson of PepsiCo, Indra Nooyi for a special AAPI Heritage Month episode. Presented by Grayscale. Hosts: Nora Ali & Scott Rogowsky Producer: Bella Hutchins  Video Editors: Mckenzie Marshall and Christie Muldoon Production, Mixing & Sound Design: Daniel Markus Music: Daniel Markus & Breakmaster Cylinder Fact Checker: Holly Van Leuven  Senior Producer: Katherine Milsop VP, Head of Multimedia: Sarah Singer  Full transcripts for all Business Casual episodes available at https://businesscasual.fm

Aposto! Altı Otuz
Aposto! Altı Otuz | 27 Mayıs Cuma - Adaların statüsü, maaşlara %58 zam

Aposto! Altı Otuz

Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2022 10:00


Günaydın. TCMB politika faizini %14'te sabit tuttu. Pakistan'da eski Başbakan Han'ın çağrısıyla sokağa inen protestoculara polis müdahale etti. Dışişleri Bakanı Çavuşoğlu "Adalar konusunda çok ciddiyiz, blöf yapmıyoruz." dedi. Bugünün bülteni PepsiCo destekleriyle ulaşıyor. Fotoğraf: Byron Smith/Getty Images

Marketing Today with Alan Hart
313: Becoming a Market Maker with Pernod Ricard's Pam Forbus

Marketing Today with Alan Hart

Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2022 42:35


Pam Forbus is the CMO of Pernod Ricard, where she focuses on building trusted brands through consumer-centric marketing. Pam is the leader behind many recognizable Absolut campaigns, including #VoteResponsibly and #MixResponsibly. Prior to joining the Pernod Ricard team, Pam spent two decades leading teams at Disney, PepsiCo, and Frito-Lay. Throughout her career, Pam has navigated challenging times, from the ‘08 financial crisis to the COVID-19 pandemic, and has come out stronger on the other side. On the show today, Alan and Pam discuss how the pandemic changed the way she approaches marketing and the importance of responsible marketing, especially for a spirits brand. Pam shares how she successfully builds trusted brands through consumer-centric marketing and how her team is approaching consumer trends, including premiumization and in-home consumption. In this episode, you'll learn: Data-driven decisions are consumer-centric decisions How a cross-functional marketing team enables you to adapt to changes Lean into your brand's DNA Key Highlights [03:00] Pam's career path [09:30] Using data to make consumer-centric decisions [12:45] Aligning marketing strategy with what drives purchases [17:00] Leaning into your brand's DNA [21:00] Consumer trends in the spirits industry [27:30] Leveraging a cross-functional marketing team [32:30] What makes a CMO/CEO relationship successful [35:45] An experience that defines Pam [38:00] Pam's advice for her younger self [40:00] What marketers should be learning more about [44:00] The biggest challenge for marketers today Resources Mentioned: Pam Forbus Pernod Ricard Gorge Ross & George Read - Signers of Declaration of Independence Ann Mukherjee, CEO at Pernod Ricard NA Absolut Mix Responsibly Absolut RTD in a can Jameson Ginger & Lime RTD Absolut Sex Responsibly Pernod Ricard Conviviality Gucci + Adidas Collaboration Absolut in the Metaverse & Coachella Follow the podcast: Listen in iTunes (link: http://apple.co/2dbdAhV) Listen in Google Podcasts (link: http://bit.ly/2Rc2kVa) Listen in Spotify (Link: http://spoti.fi/2mCUGnC) Connect with the Guest: https://twitter.com/Pamela_Forbus https://twitter.com/Pernod_Ricard Connect with Marketing Today and Alan Hart: http://twitter.com/abhart https://www.linkedin.com/in/alanhart http://twitter.com/themktgtoday https://www.facebook.com/themktgtoday/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/marketing-today-with-alan-hart/   Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/marketingtoday See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Mimosas with Moms
Getting Real About Productivity with Carey Bentley

Mimosas with Moms

Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 37:10


This week on the Mimosas with Moms Podcast, Abbey welcomes Carey Bentley! Carey is a mom and a productivity expert as well as co-founder of the Lifehack Method. Through her multi-six figure productivity company, she serves as systems expert, teaching clients hard-hitting efficiency techniques and proven accountability strategies that have helped clients generate millions in revenue while saving thousands of hours. In the past seven years, she's helped more than 50,000 professionals, including executives from Facebook, Google, Uber and PepsiCo, who want to prevent burnout and create more freedom in their lives. In this episode, Carey helps give moms her secrets to success, how to achieve better productivity, and how to avoid burnout. How can we take control of our day-to-day lives? Let's talk about it, CHEERS! ——————————————— You can find Carey Bentley: Website:  Winningtheweek.com https://lifehackmethod.com/   Social Media:  https://www.youtube.com/c/lifehackbootcamp http://instagram.com/demirandcarey  https://www.facebook.com/demirandcarey  Carey is giving the Mimosas with Moms listeners exclusive access to our most in-demand training that shows you how to win your week. It's located at winningtheweek.com - and 100% free to our audience. This free training comes along with: • A Winning the Week 9-page workbook that you can print and use to take ACTION • You'll also be added to our VIP list to get some exclusive bonuses with our book launch in July - along with other valuable surprises throughout the year. Again this is a FREE GIFT that's jam-packed with value and will transform how you live and work. Go to winningtheweek.com to make sure you're signed up for this today! ——————————————— Instagram @mimosaswithmoms FB /mimosaswithmoms Email abbey@mimosaswithmoms.com An ABC of Families by Abbey Williams - https://www.amazon.com/ABC-Families-Abbey-Williams/dp/0711256535

JJ On Demand
Mt. Dew Opening Day Guarantee

JJ On Demand

Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 3:53


Memorial Day Weekend unofficially kicks off Summer and Mt. Dew is helping this year, to make your fishing trip a bit more memorable and profitable. JJ talks with Julia Bomba from PepsiCo about the Mt. Dew Opening Day Guarantee.

TalkingHeadz on enterprise communications
David Sipes Answers the Call at 8x8

TalkingHeadz on enterprise communications

Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 35:24


Dave and Evan  discuss life in the UCaaS driver's seat with Dave Sipes, the CEO of 8x8.  We cover XCaaS, the economy, Teams, stadiums, and much more. Many of us met Dave during his 12 year stint at RingCentral, ending with the role of Chief Operating Officer. It was an extraordinary period for RingCentral. Dave led innovation, engineering, global sales, marketing, customer care, international operations, corporate development, and business development. Dave left RingCentral in June of 2020 ... and emerged as the CEO of 8x8 in December of 2020.Before joining RingCentral, Dave was co-founder and COO of Branders.com, the nation's largest online B2B seller of promotional items. Prior to that, he worked in brand management at PepsiCo and was a principal at Booz Allen Hamilton in their marketing intensive group, providing strategic guidance to marketing and media companies such as Heinz Company, Callaway Golf, and Universal Pictures. Dave also serves on the board of directors of PandaDoc, an all-in-one document automation company that streamlines the process of creating, approving, and eSigning proposals, quotes, and contracts.He holds a master's degree in business administration with an emphasis in marketing from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, as well as a bachelor's degree in business from the University of California, Berkeley.

Simple Eats w/ Chef T
Ep 570 | PepsiCo and Beyond Meat | Biosolutions for Climate Change | XRP Carbon Credit NFTs

Simple Eats w/ Chef T

Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 19:51


Host: Tito Dudley aka BioChefT Be informed! BioChefT: BitIRA invest in Crypto Tax-Free and get a Ledger Nana S for Free: https://bitira.com/vektween Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/biocheft/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/officialcheft/ TikTok: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMJrNHcMT/ Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/officialcheft Website Hub: vektween.channel References: Desert Salt: https://oryxdesertsalt.com/ Boston Vegan Sports Bar: https://www.livekindly.co/boston-vegan-sports-bar/ Google Web3: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/05/06/googles-cloud-group-forms-web3-product-and-engineering-team.html Crypto | Vegan Restaurants | Desert Salt --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/vektween/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/vektween/support

Learnings from Leaders: the P&G Alumni Podcast
Gary Vaynerchuk (VaynerX) & Bracken Darrell (Logitech): Masters of Digital Disruption

Learnings from Leaders: the P&G Alumni Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 22, 2022 57:42


“There is a level of compassion to understanding that there's things that need to be done.” // “We have to make up for lost time - transparent actions and results need to follow.” In the midst of all the social and upheaval we continue to face facing - we sat down with serial entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk, alongside Logitech CEO (+ P&G Alum) Bracken Darrell for a conversation with two “Masters of Digital Disruption”. In a candid conversation that spanned the internet and blockchain technologies (driving increased transparency and accountability) - to the greater need for social and environmental impact (rooted in business values) - you'll enjoy this conversation with two leaders who are constantly learning and growing personally, and professionally. Gary Vaynerchuk is an entrepreneur at heart — he builds businesses. Considered one of the leading global minds on what's next - Gary is a serial entrepreneur, and serves as the Chairman of VaynerX, the CEO of VaynerMedia and the Creator & CEO of VeeFriends. Gary works with Fortune 1000 brands thru his agency VaynerMedia — a part of the VaynerX holding company - which also includes Eva Nosidam Productions, VaynerNFT, Gallery Media Group, The Sasha Group, Tracer, VaynerSpeakers, and VaynerCommerce. Gary is also the Co-Founder of VaynerSports, Resy and Empathy Wines. He is a prolific angel investor with early investments in companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Venmo, Snapchat, Coinbase and Uber. Gary's also a Board Member, advisor, best-selling author, and award-winning speaker and thought leader with millions of followers. Bracken Darrell is President & CEO of Logitech - a company he joined in 2012 - where he's led brand vision and operations - as the driver for Logitech's continued growth and profitability (up over 13x) — reinventing Logitech into an award-winning design company, an industry force pursuing a more sustainable and equal world. Beyond Logitech's numerous awards in design, innovation, and sustainability during his tenure, Bracken himself has been named Swiss CEO of the year by Obermatt three times in the past four years, won the P&G Alumni Innovation Award, and will receive the 2022 Edison Achievement Award. Prior to joining Logitech, Bracken spent a decade in executive roles @ Whirlpool, Braun, and General Electric - and also worked in brand management at P&G. Prior to receiving his MBA from Harvard, Bracken worked at Arthur Anderson and PepsiCo. Bracken serves on the board of directors of Life Biosciences, a longevity company, and on the U.S. advisory board of Harvard Business School. Bracken received his MBA from from Harvard Business School and studied English from Hendrix College in Arkansas, and loves playing basketball with his boys.

MVP StartSe
Agora em 10 #66 - O futuro do trabalho chegou — e é híbrido, flexível e sobre saúde mental

MVP StartSe

Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 10:14


Você lembra quando os nômades digitais pareciam um sonho dentro do mercado de trabalho? Agora, o número desses profissionais dobrou nos Estados Unidos. E não é só isso: o trabalho híbrido se tornou a preferência da maioria dos brasileiros (antes da pandemia, o home office era quase um tabu...) e funcionários e empregadores estão buscando cada vez mais uma boa saúde mental dentro do setor corporativo. Neste episódio do podcast Agora em 10, nós discutimos as transformações do mercado de trabalho e como a Oracle, PepsiCo e Nestlé estão se adaptando a nova realidade. Aperte o play para conferir. Ainda neste episódio... Ok, ok: Tesla fica de fora de lista de empresas destaque em ESG nos EUA; Termômetro: Quente: iFood oferece prêmio de 10 milhões de dólares; Morno: Uber testa entregas autônomas; Frio: Amazon é acusada de discriminação trabalhista. --- Os episódios do Agora em 10 estão disponíveis toda sexta-feira, às 11h. A apresentação é de Tainá Freitas, com roteiro de Alberto Cataldi, Tainá Freitas, Sabrina Bezerra, Camila Feiler, Victor Marques e edição de Aerolitos. StartSe, a plataforma da educação do agora. app.startse.com

The Dad Edge Podcast (formerly The Good Dad Project Podcast)
Productivity Rules for Winning the Week with Demir Bentley

The Dad Edge Podcast (formerly The Good Dad Project Podcast)

Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 60:29


A lot of the time as husbands and fathers we find ourselves in the mode of busy-ness, but that doesn't necessarily mean that we are productive. Being busy does not always equal that we are productive, but if we actually focus on productivity, we will actually lead a more fulfilling life.   The question then becomes, how do I actually do that? How do I not get sucked into these distractions and these other things that I could be doing but don't move the needle at all.    My guest, Demir Bentley, is a renowned productivity experte and co-founder of The Life Hack Method. He comes from a successful background in Wall St., being burned-out from working 80 hr. work weeks. The Life Hack Method is a methodology that combines accountability with hard-hitting productivity techniques that will get us to take action.    Demir has personally coached executives from Facebook, Google, Uber, PepsiCo, and Lexar. And his clients have added millions in revenue and saved thousands of hours after implementing his coaching.   Before starting Lifehack Method, Demir & his wife Carey worked in the CPG, government, technology and finance industries. Their work has been featured in Forbes, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and many other media outlets. Fun fact: They live a nomadic lifestyle and are based out of Medellin, Colombia Show Notes: www.thedadedge.com/friday52

Neuroscience Meets Social and Emotional Learning
Assistant Principal Dan Wolfe on ”Becoming the Change: Using the 5 SEL Competencies to Navigate Through Difficult Times”

Neuroscience Meets Social and Emotional Learning

Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 56:43


“The best way to predict YOUR future is to CREATE it.” Abraham Lincoln And what better way to create our own life than to have our very own built in compass. BOOK RELEASE DATE: Memorial Day. Stay tuned.  Watch this interview on YouTube here https://youtu.be/tPFhP5mg-l4 On this episode you will learn: ✔︎ How Assistant Principal Dan Wolfe came up with a "moral compass" using the 5 SEL Competencies to help students and teachers navigate through difficult times. ✔︎ How to use the 5 SEL Competencies to stay on track. ✔︎ How to use Dan's Self-Assessment to see where our strengths and areas of improvement are. ✔︎ How to use a "Compass Check" to monitor our progress along the way. ✔︎ Insights and AHA Moments with using the 5 SEL Competencies as your "guide." For returning guests, welcome back, and for those who are new here, I'm Andrea Samadi, author, and educator, with a passion for learning, understanding difficult concepts, and breaking them down so that we can all use and apply the most current research to improve our productivity and results in our schools, sports environments, and workplace environments. Today, on EPISODE #216, we will be speaking with Dan Wolfe, an Assistant Principal from Pasco County, Florida, on his new book Becoming the Change[i]: Five Essential Elements That Guide Us Towards Becoming Our Best Selves-- that is coming out before Memorial Day Weekend. Dan reached out to me via Twitter to let me know he was about to release a new book that was inspired by a blog he started on Social and Emotional Learning called “Our Moral Compass” that led to him starting the Become the Change Podcast[ii] where Dan focuses on the five areas of social and emotional learning that we have been focused on with this podcast. I'm always looking for unique ways to share these important SEL skills, and I loved what Dan has created with his book that compares SEL skills to a moral compass that can used to keep us on track with our life. Before the title of the book changed, it was going to called Our Moral Compass, and evolved to Becoming the Change. What caught my attention with Dan, BEFORE I had even read this book, was the original title. I wondered how he was going to use the SEL competencies to help us navigate through difficult times in our life. We all need a moral compass, and without this, we can veer off track very quickly. How do you navigate through life when times are difficult? Do you have your own built in compass that keeps you on track? I look forward to speaking with Dan, learning how he is using the analogy of a moral compass to help his students learn, navigate their way through the complexities of life, by understanding and apply SEL in our schools today. Let's meet Dan Wolfe! Welcome Dan Wolfe, thank you for reaching out to me and sharing your new book, Becoming the Change. INTRO Q: Dan, what caught my attention with what you have created is not just the fact I can see that you have been immersed in teaching SEL for many years, which is clear from your blog and podcast, that I know is a lot of work on top of being an Assistant Principal and all that goes along with this full-time position. When I first saw your compass analogy, with the SEL competencies that we have been covering on this podcast since we launched, (we did add mindset to ours) but you've got the 5 Casel[iii] Competencies covered, it made me think of this powerful leadership activity I did many years ago involving a compass. I was dropped off in the middle of the woods with a cooler of food, (that I remember being very heavy) and a tent, (that was awkward to carry) and we had to navigate to our camp site using a compass. There had to have been at least 5 of us. This was years before I think Casel even came up with their 5 competencies, (or at least they weren't online) but they were all apparent on this trek from where we were dropped off in the woods, to where we needed to go (our campsite) where we met up with all of the other groups in one place. This activity was of course to bring to light how we “showed up” in life under a stressful, grueling, difficult task. I've thought of this activity many times over the years, as an example of all that's needed to guide us through life…but the one area that really helped, especially when at a crossroads, was navigating life, with a moral compass that came from within, choosing what I think was best for me at the time. How did you come up with this idea of the moral compass connected to these important SEL skills? Self-awareness came up as we all got to see ourselves and unique characteristics on this journey. Relationship skills seemed to be the most important as we had to come to a consensus with every decision we made. Obviously they had to be responsible decisions to allow us to get to where we were going (hopefully before dark) so we could set up our tent in the daylight. Social awareness was apparent as we had to think outside of ourselves and help others, and we of course had to manage ourselves, and make sure our emotions were regulated in this difficult task. Q1: Like my example of using a compass, we had to make sure we stayed on track as we moved from where we were, to our final destination. When we went off track, we lost (or wasted) time that was important for setting up our campsite that evening. What happens when we go off track with your compass analogy? Pick one of the competencies and explain how we can use your compass to navigate this competency through life. Q2: There's a lot behind this quote that you mention as a Compass Check. “You are the Captain of Your Own Ship. Never let society determine the direction of your moral compass.” (Page 12, Becoming the Change). I think of this for leaders who have to forge their own way, often going where no one has ever gone before them, or even like we spoke on a recent episode with Dr. Marie Gervais, with the former CEO of PepsiCo, Indra Nooyi, who was given a lower wage because she a woman, and a woman of color. She didn't even think of asking for more, since it was a “good” wage, but she knew she was being limited. In all the 5 competencies we usually know what to do to stay on track, but something gets in the way, takes us off course, and we don't do it. How can we use this compass check to be responsible for ourselves, and our direction, as we pursue our goals? Q3: Since anyone forging their own way will have come up against all of these statements, I wonder if you could review your Becoming the Change Self-Assessment Tool to pinpoint which one of the 5 competencies we need to focus on? I took this self-reflection tool, and while all the competencies are a work in progress, what showed up for me was self-awareness scored the highest with your score of  “I'm Headed in the Right Direction.” I know that I'm getting to know myself on a deeper level with each episode, and that my learning documented on this podcast, especially areas of growth that's apparent if we answer your questions honestly. I think there's always room for improvement and to learn more so I didn't check “I've reached my destination” EXCEPT for the same area you did on Relationship Skills and helping others grow, since this is what I'm doing with the podcast. What did you learn about yourself with this Self-Assessment? What do you see others learn with it? How can this tool be used like a compass to check our growth over time?   Q4: I couldn't help noticing the choices on your self-assessment (I'm not sure which direction to go in or where to begin) or I'm at a crossroads, because I've been there many times. There was the time I was urged to move in the direction of neuroscience, and it was a new field for me, and I was questioning whether this was the right direction for me. What advice would you offer someone who has checked “I don't know where to begin” or even when you've been working for some time and you hit a cross-road and are “somewhat stuck.” How would you help someone move past these 2 scenarios?   Q5: Chapter 2, Regulating Yourself Through Self-Management, you have a compass check about our true superpower. I heard podcaster Jay Shetty talking about superpowers and think we all have them, as we evolve, we get to know what they are. You put a quote in this chapter from Dale Carnegie about our True Superpower that I think is very important for us to all master.  “Everybody in the world is seeking happiness—and there is one sure way to find it. That is by controlling your thoughts. Happiness doesn't depend on outward conditions. It depends on inner conditions.”― Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People In a world that seems to push our buttons daily (gas prices are skyrocketing, stress in the workplace is at an all-time high) how can we ALL master this superpower and stay in control of our happiness when the outside world is trying it's best to sabotage our happiness? Q6: In Chapter 3, Social Awareness, you have a quote by Brian Tracy. “Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others.”-Brian Tracy This is a big one for me, and what's crazy is that if you are not aware of your surroundings, this opportunity to lend a hand to another person can be missed. Your story about Sept 11th took me back to that time and I had only been living in the US a few months. The job I had come to do with youth had fell through, and I was at a crossroads, working out where I was going next, and to pay the bills, I found a job as a nanny at a local resort, and cleaned houses. Money was really tight. I remember standing in line at a grocery store and the guy in front of me was buying diapers (gosh after having kids, diapers were one of those necessities that you had to have, but boy where they expensive). I was NOT socially aware back then, and was thinking of myself, and in a split second I watched him not have enough money to pay for the diapers, and the check out clerk took them, and he ran out of the store. I missed an opportunity to help this guy, and I even tried to find him when I went outside of the store, but this has bothered me since that moment, over 20 years ago. Being socially aware is one thing, but being ready to act on it, when someone is in need is another. What have you noticed with social awareness and how to be prepared at all times to help others? Q7: Chapter 4 on Enhancing Your Relationship Skills, you quote that No One is Perfect “When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are.” -Donald Miller   This reminded me of my last interview with Dr. Marie Gervais, and her book The Spirit of Work when I noticed that when we look at each person's spirit, that's for fuller expansion, we can only see greatness in this person, not their imperfections. How have you used this idea to enhance your relationships and look at everyone in this way? Q8: Chapter 5 Responsible Decision-Making you quote Gary Vaynerchuk who says “Your legacy is being written by yourself. Make the right decisions.” I love Gary V, and liked this quote because we all do have an incredible opportunity to leave an important legacy in our lifetime, that can impact others, for years after we are gone and create what you say as “an everlasting legacy.” What advice would you have here about being mindful of our decisions today, so that we can strengthen the legacy we are working our entire lifetime on? Q9: Is there something important that I have missed? Dan, I want to thank you very much for sharing your new book with us. I absolutely love the moral compass analogy, and know this will help many others navigate through these 5 SEL competencies with a clear path. For people who want to access your book, what is the best way? Is your website the best place for people to find you? CONNECT WITH DAN WOLFE Stay tuned for Memorial Day and the release of Becoming the Change. Website https://becoming-the-change.com/ Twitter https://twitter.com/ServLeadInspire  Thank you!! BIO: Dan Wolfe has served as an educator in Pasco County, Florida for more than 20 years. During this time, he has held roles as a teacher, instructional/district coach and administrator. He is currently an Assistant Principal at Sunray Elementary. He was selected as Pasco County's District Teacher of the Year in 2011-2012 school year. He is a part of the district's Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Committee that recently established Pre-K through Grade 12 SEL standards. For the past two years Dan has written a blog and recorded a podcast called Becoming The Change (formerly Our Moral Compass) which focuses on a different quote each day and how we can best apply it towards becoming the change through our own moral compass and the five areas in SEL.  REFERENCES: [i] https://becoming-the-change.com/ [ii] https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/becoming-the-change/id1498725281 [iii] https://casel.org/fundamentals-of-sel/what-is-the-casel-framework/  

Industrial Advisors
The Benefits of an IAMC Membership (Live at IAMC Spring Conference)

Industrial Advisors

Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 15:38


The Industrial Advisors sit down in beautiful Fort Lauderdale with Betsy Power of Pepsico to discuss the benefits of an IAMC membership.

Marketing Today with Alan Hart
312: Finding the Right Person, Message, and Moment with PGA TOUR SuperStore's Jill Thomas

Marketing Today with Alan Hart

Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 37:17


Some people see golf as a sport for the elite, but the truth is 75% of golf courses in the U.S. are open to the public. Golf players are more diverse than ever, and brands like PGA TOUR SuperStore are committed to continuing to make the sport inclusive to all. Jill Thomas is PGA TOUR SuperStore's CMO and leads her team in modernizing their marketing strategy as their audience grows. Jill has more than 25 years of senior leadership with a consistent record of growth at some of the world's most admired companies, including The Walt Disney Company, Cinnabon, Yum! Brands, Edible Arrangements, and PepsiCo. In this episode, Jill and Alan talk about the strategies that enable brand growth, Jill's formula for marketing nirvana, and how to reach new audiences. Later on, they discuss what endears brands to us and why you need to lean into evolving technology in your marketing strategy. In this episode, you'll learn: Empathy enables brand growth How to achieve personalization at scale Right person + right message + right moment Key Highlights [01:00] Two pivotal moments in Jill's career [03:30] The importance of a good mentor [08:00] Reaching new audiences with golf [15:30] Marketing strategies Jill's team used to fuel growth [20:00] Connecting with audiences through storytelling and humor [23:00] How motherhood has contributed to Jill's success [25:00] Jill's advice for her younger self [26:30] Achieving personalization at scale [29:30] Brands worth admiring [32:30] The biggest threat facing marketers Resources Mentioned: Jill Thomas PGA TOUR SuperStore Mark Irby, former VP Marketing at Publix Women's Golf Day Father's Day Ad Quiet Sign Guy Spoof Follow the podcast: Listen in iTunes (link: http://apple.co/2dbdAhV) Listen in Google Podcasts (link: http://bit.ly/2Rc2kVa) Listen in Spotify (Link: http://spoti.fi/2mCUGnC) Connect with the Guest: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jill-thomas-b339099/ https://twitter.com/JillThomas26 https://twitter.com/PGATSS Connect with Marketing Today and Alan Hart: http://twitter.com/abhart https://www.linkedin.com/in/alanhart http://twitter.com/themktgtoday https://www.facebook.com/themktgtoday/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/marketing-today-with-alan-hart/ Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/marketingtoday See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Taste Radio
Momofuku Is Extending Its Empire, And She's Leading The Charge

Taste Radio

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 73:33


How do you extend a restaurant empire into pantries across America? If you're David Chang, you hire Zoe Feldman. Often regarded as one of the most influential chefs and restaurateurs of the past two decades, Chang is the founder of Momofuku, a global restaurant group that is credited by The New York Times as leading “the rise of contemporary Asian-American cuisine.” In October 2020, Momofuku launched a consumer brand of restaurant-grade pantry essentials, including noodles, seasoned salts, crunchy chili oil and bottled sauces, that are designed for at-home chefs and enthusiasts of Momofuku's acclaimed restaurants.    At the helm of the consumer division is Zoe Feldman, a former Chobani and Pepsico executive who led new ventures strategy for both companies and is known for her advocacy of underrepresented entrepreneurs in the food and beverage industries. Feldman joined Momofuku in October 2021, and over the past seven months she has overseen a dramatic acceleration in direct-to-consumer and retail sales. According to Feldman, the company is re-forecasting growth every three weeks. Remarkably, the brand's ascendance has come with little investment in marketing. While a majority of the products are sold via the company's website, the brand is rapidly making inroads at retailers including Whole Foods, Amazon, Central Market and Target. In an interview featured in this episode, Feldman spoke about the development of and vision for Momofuku Goods, the impact of Chang's media presence on awareness and trial, why she can't hit the brakes on growth – even if she wanted to – and the reason she only hires “Swiss Army knives.” She also discussed the brand's role in the evolution of the ethnic aisle and why she focused on the fundamentals of building a good business.   Show notes: 0:46: Zoe Feldman, GM of Consumer, Momofuku – Feldman and Taste Radio editor Ray Latif chatted about her master's degree in public health in the context of the pandemic before discussing previous her work experience and decision to leave Chobani and join Momofuku, expounding on the consumer brand's blistering start and the challenges of working with Generation Z. She also explained why she maintains an “open book, open door” policy, her emphasis on building contingencies into the company's operational strategy, why it's okay for leaders to cry, what it means to build a business “the right way” and how reputation is a critical asset in the food and beverage industries. Later, she spoke about why relationships have been key to managing the supply chain crisis, balancing short-term and long-term planning, what Momofuku has learned about and from its consumers in terms of trial and innovation, why she compares gradual changes in the availability and acceptance of ethnic food brands to that of the natural and organic ones and why her love and passion for Momofuku drives her every day. Brands in this episode: Momofuku, Chobani, Spindrift, Maya Kaimal, Fila Manila, Guinness

Into The Wild
120. How to Win the Week with Carey Bentley

Into The Wild

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 53:57


Carey Bentley is a productivity expert as well as co-founder of the Lifehack Method. Through her multi-six figure productivity company, she serves as systems expert, teaching clients hard-hitting efficiency techniques and proven accountability strategies that have helped clients generate millions in revenue while saving thousands of hours. In the past seven years, she's helped more than 50,000 professionals, including executives from Facebook, Google, Uber and PepsiCo, who want to prevent burnout and create more freedom in their lives. She now lives a nomadic lifestyle with her partner and co-founder, Demir, and their two-year-old daughter. In this episode you will learn about: The two mistakes people make when planning their week Why to choose one leverage priority  The meaning of extreme ownership New book launching “Winning the Week” Winning the week method defined How you can make your performance 1% better How to choose a leveraged priority How to interrogate your calendar How to triage your task list How to allocate time demands to your time supply What it means to be a wild woman: Being free and having time and flexibility for myself Mentions: Free Time, Jenny Blake Freedom from Meetings Got a minute? Would love a review! Click here, scroll to the bottom, tap, and give me 5-stars. Then select "Write a Review." Make sure to highlight your favorite bits. Subscribe to level up your business Subscribe here. ------------- Connect with Carey Bentley Winning the Week @demireandcarey Connect with Renée Warren @renee_warren @we.wild.women www.wewildwomen.com

Being [at Work]
119: Taking Leaps Even When Others Question Them with Caralyn Cooley

Being [at Work]

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 27:46


Caralyn Cooley is the EVP and Chief People Officer at Bowery Farming. No, she's not a farmer herself but she is excited about helping the company grow. In this episode, Caralyn shares the “two phases” of her professional journey—working for massive corporations like Amazon and PepsiCo and then shifting to work with startups. As you listen, you'll hear how and why she made those leaps, despite everyone around her questioning them. Caralyn's enthusiasm will inspire you to try new things and maybe even change the world. Quick Links: Connect with Caralyn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/caralyncooley/ Learn more about Bowery Farming: https://boweryfarming.com Connect with Andrea: https://www.linkedin.com/in/leaderdevelopmentcoach Learn more about HRD: https://hrdleadership.com/