Episode 850 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. Show Notes CoreChristianity.com Questions in this Episode 1. Does the Bible say anything about UFOs? 2. In 1 Kings 17, Elijah prays for a boy who had died and he rises from the dead. Elijah does a few things leading up to the boy's healing that are strange. What do you make of this passage? 3. How do I know that I am really filled with the Spirit? 4. How should we deal with the fact that we have friends and family that are going to hell? 5. I am looking forward to professing my faith at church. I recently slipped up in regards to sexual purity. Should I refrain from making a profession of faith because of this? Today's Offer Inner Core Request our latest special offers here or call 1-833-THE-CORE (833-843-2673) to request them by phone. Want to partner with us in our work here at Core Christianity? Consider becoming a member of the Inner Core. Resources Core Question - How Can I Share My Faith? Core Question - How Do I Live the Christian Life? Core Question - Can I Lose My Salvation?
Summary: On today's episode we talk about the metaverse and predict what we think it is, what it does, and how business will change because of it. We discuss the differences between VR headsets versus Apple glasses as well as some of the ethics behind integration of technology into the human body. Technology has grown tremendously in the past 20 years, and if it continues along its growth pattern, the Metaverse is not far away. We believe that failure is a key part of success, but it's hard to fail when all the answers are at your fingertips. This is why we believe it's important to reject the silver platter of technology to find your own answers to solve problems. The metaverse is exciting yet unknown, so prepare your business the best you can, and be intentional with and aware of technology and its dangers. Top 3 Curtain Pulls in this episode: The Metaverse is a game-changer, not a game. Although the Metaverse is often depicted as this magical, incredible universe where anything is possible, research shows that the technology we currently have can harm humans. Because of this, we as business owners must lead by using technology for marketing and other things in an ethical way. “It's not gonna be a game like Ready Player One. The real Metaverse is going to be something where you live your daily life, and there's more technology that gives you insight and connection somehow.” Be intentional with how and when you use technology. One way to think of technology is like a chainsaw. It really helps when you're trying to cut down trees, making your job much easier. However when you try to use it on other projects, like building a wall, it can become a danger, especially if you don't know how to use it properly. Technology can be a useful tool but it is vital to keep the dangers of it in mind. “At what point does technology make us less human?” Reject the silver platter. With the tap of a few buttons, technology gives us solutions to almost any conceivable problem. Working hard to accomplish something, learning, solving problems, and failing are key parts to growing your business and becoming a more developed human being. You must reject the silver platter that is technology to continue to grow. “We're getting everything handed to us on a silver platter. The truth is we have to, in some places, willfully reject the silver platter and do it ourselves.” For more tips, discussion, and behind the scenes: Follow us on Instagram @AgencyPodcast Join our closed Facebook community for agency leaders About The Guys: Bob Hutchins: Founder of BuzzPlant, a digital agency that he ran from from 2000 -2017. He is also the author of 3 books. More on Bob: Bob on LinkedIn twitter.com/BobHutchins instagram.com/bwhutchins Bob on Facebook Brad Ayres: Founder of Anthem Republic, an award-winning ad agency. Brad's knowledge has led some of the biggest brands in the world. Originally from Detroit, Brad is an OG in the ad agency world and has the wisdom and scars to prove it. Currently that knowledge is being applied to his boutique agency. More on Brad: Brad on LinkedIn Anthem Republic twitter.com/bradayres instagram.com/therealbradayres facebook.com/Bradayres Ken Ott: Co-Founder and Chief Growth Rebel of Metacake, an Ecommerce Growth Team for some of the world's most influential brands with a mission to Grow Brands That Matter. Ken is also an author, speaker, and was nominated for an Emmy for his acting on the Metacake Youtube Channel (not really). More on Ken: Ken on LinkedIn Metacake - An Ecommerce Growth Team Growth Rebel TV twitter.com/iamKenOtt instagram.com/iamKenOtt facebook.com/iamKenOtt Show Notes: [0:48] Brad opens this episode by asking the guys about their holiday plans. [4:15] Bob begins a discussion about this week's topic, the Metaverse, and how it, “really is internet 3.0.” [4:46] Brad talks about how the metaverse could promote isolation and selfishness. [5:15] Bob makes a prediction about what he believes the metaverse will look like. “It's more augmented reality mixed with reality. That's the future. But maybe we'll get to a time where there's a true Metaverse of alternate reality. [6:12] Bob discusses VR headsets and why he does not think they're the future. [6:56] Brad talks about an alternative to VR, the Apple glasses. [10:36] Ken contemplates the fascinating and complex ethics behind technology integration into the human body. [12:17] Brad talks about how technology has grown over the past 20 years, and considers the damage technology can do. “Honestly, are we damaging a lot more of ourselves right now?” [14:11] Bob asks, “How are we as business people gonna push toward more ethical use of it?” [24:51] Ken talks about his predictions for the metaverse. [26:15] Brad discusses more possibilities for the Metaverse. “It's not gonna be a game like Ready Player One. The real Metaverse is going to be something where you live your daily life, and there's more technology that gives you insight and connection somehow.” [27:49] Bob connects the idea of the Metaverse to history and writing books. “This idea of outsourcing your brain. This argument has been going on for hundreds and hundreds of years.” [28:36] Ken talks about the importance of rejecting the silver platter to continue to learn and grow from doing hard things. [34:18] Bob asks, “at what point does technology make us less human?” [36:17] Brad talks about how self discipline with technology starts with families. [38:21] Bob discusses how, “Portugal passed a law. It is illegal for an employer to contact, email, and call an employee after work hours.” This prioritizes people over technology and business. [42:31] Ken talks about the importance of being intentional with your boundaries and using systems to avoid emergencies. [46:44] Ken considers the moral challenges of marketing on online platforms. “The reason it's harder now, is we have not only our own experience, we have hard data that says that these things hurt people.”
Do you harbor regrets? Director, writer and editor Matthew I. Schmidt talks candidly about his approach to remove regrets in his life. In this Brain Burrow Digging Deep interview, Matthew shares about the satisfaction of failing…versus never trying at all. He recounts a pivotal moment that sparked his “no regrets” attitude: noticing alcoholic root beer in the store. Though he promotes taking risks, Matthew also cautions, “Don't throw yourself into the unemployment line pursuing a dream. It is much easier to build a foundation and work off that than springboard from the bottom.” Matthew is known for his work on Happy Birthday Hannah (2018) and Tales of Found Footage (2019). Connect with Matthew I. Schmidt:instagram.com/matthewi.schmidt/facebook.com/matthew.schmidt.545 pro.imdb.com/name/nm10177070 Connect with Mark D Valenti: instagram.com/valentihorror/ brainburrow.com IMDB: Mark D Valenti Brain Burrow YouTube twitter.com/brainburrow tiktok.com/@brainburrow instagram.com/brainburrowshow/ Brain Burrow Sponsors: Delirium Magazine Creepy Crate (use code Burrow5 to save $5 off your first order) Hunt a Killer Horror Pack: Movie Subscription Box #brainburrow
Beto O'Rourke urges Dallas residents to reject Greg Abbott; Eddie Bernice Johnson says she will retire from Congress after almost 30 years; Man shot himself in shoulder but said stray bullet hit him; Woman sexually assaulted, Robbed at Fort Worth apartment; Judge declares mistrial in Billy Chemirmir case
Reject the hollow message of personal prosperity and return to the humble truths of the Gospel! Join us to discover the kind of abundant life Jesus truly desires for His people by identifying this insidious popular theology in churches and the wider culture, learning its devastating effects, and finding out how to fight it with Scriptural truth.
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In this episode of The Interview, Hugh continues his discussion with David Harsanyi about his new book, "Eurotrash: Why America Must Reject the Failed Ideas of a Dying Continent." Buy on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Eurotrash-America-Reject-Failed-Continent-ebook/dp/B08PVN96QW See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Reject the hollow message of personal prosperity and return to the humble truths of the Gospel! Join us to discover the kind of abundant life Jesus truly desires for His people by identifying this insidious popular theology in churches and the wider culture, learning its devastating effects, and finding out how to fight it with Scriptural truth.
For additional notes and resources check out Douglas' website."Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God" (Matthew 5:9). "If most of us are honest with ourselves, we know that there are many ways in which our hearts are not at peace. We are wounded, insecure, resentful and lonely, and this restlessness within us causes us to anxiously defend our actions and opinions, to control others and to seek after their love and praise at all costs." — Jessica A. Wrobleski, "Blessed Are the Peacemakers: Living as Children of God" (Leaven, vol. 16, no. 54, 2008, p.161).PeacemakingTo make peace is to pacify…Latin: Beati pacifici: quoniam filii dei vocabuntur.Greek: Makarioi hoi eirēnopoiói, hoti autoi huioi theou klēthēsontai.It's something active, not passive.Yes, the early church was pacifist—unanimously so, in its first three centuries.They knew that fear, anger, and greed in the human heart are the causes of war.Yet biblical pacifism is not passivism—nonchalant, aloof, uninvolved.Pacifism means caring about peace in the world. Justin Martyr told the Roman emperor, “More than all other men, we are your helpers and allies in promoting peace.” — Justin Martyr, First Apology 12 (ANF 1.166).Examples of peacemakingThe wise old woman of Abel (2 Sam 20:16-22). She averts destruction and carnage.The apostles (Acts 6). They come up with a plan, but entrust its execution to those most invested. The result is demographic harmony.James the brother of Jesus, at the Jerusalem Council (Acts 15). Each side presents its view point, they listen, and they compromise."Troublemakers"Even if we do our best to be respectful, gentle, and diplomatic, some will still consider us Christians as troublemakers.If they rejected Jesus, they will not be happy with us, either (John 15:18).Tertullus the lawyer accuses Paul in front of governor Felix: “For we have found this man a plague, one who stirs up riots among all the Jews throughout the world and is a ringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes” (Acts 24:5)."If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all" (Romans 12:18).Yet peace is not the ultimate goal, since the truth divides (Matt 10:34).ApplicationDon't actively seek a quarrel, behave insensitively, or sow seeds of dissension.Followers of Christ take no pleasure in controversy, or in proving others wrong. No triumphalist spirit.Reject ideology and groups that promote violence. Jesus as peacemaker: Then Jesus said to him, "Put your sword back into its place. For all who take the sword will perish by the sword" (Matthew 26:52).When leaders are behaving egotistically or in ways that hurt Christian unity, speak up.Jesus intervened when his own apostles were arrogant and jockeyed for position.Paul spoke up when Peter crossed the line (Galatians 2:11).Allow for a certain level of disagreement.Sometimes good-hearted (and intelligent) Christians will disagree.1 Cor 1:10 isn't calling for uniformity of thought so much as unity of heart.Let's watch ourselves:Peace is ruined by insisting on our own way.Or by arrogance: “It is not bigotry to be certain we are right, but it is bigotry to be unable to imagine how we might possibly have gone wrong.” – ChestertonJesus expected us to do our best to work through disagreement—without acrimony (Matt 5:25-26; 18:15-20).Let's demonstrate the peace of Christ in our hearts!Next: the final beatitude—on persecution
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1. Too close John 7:1-5 After this, Jesus traveled in Galilee, since he did not want to travel in Judea because the Jews were trying to kill him. The Jewish Festival of Shelters was near. So his brothers said to him, “Leave here and go to Judea so that your disciples can see your works that you are doing. For no one does anything in secret while he's seeking public recognition. If you do these things, show yourself to the world.” (For not even his brothers believed in him.) 2. Too far John 7: 6-9 Jesus told them, “My time has not yet arrived, but your time is always at hand. The world cannot hate you, but it does hate me because I testify about it—that its works are evil. Go up to the festival yourselves. I'm not going up to this festival, because my time has not yet fully come.” After he had said these things, he stayed in Galilee. Obstacles to faith: Not popular Didn't get your wish Not for your glory Might be painful Delayed reward Don't miss our news and announcements! Get our weekly emails by entering your email address HERE More at 2citieschurch.com This ministry is supported by your generous donations. To donate, click here.
The liberal media machine is working overtime to convince us that public schools in our country aren't forcing their sinister CRT doctrine down our children's throats, even though THEY ARE. We would call it a cover-up if it weren't happening so blatantly in front of our eyes. Stu Burguiere pulls back the curtain. Then, National Review's David Harsanyi doesn't want America to turn into Europe, and he has tons of reasons why you shouldn't either. And, Mike Rowe has an elegant answer to the question of why American workers are quitting in record numbers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In this episode of The Interview, Hugh is joined by David Harsanyi, journalist and author of the new book, "Eurotrash: Why America Must Reject the Failed Ideas of a Dying Continent." See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
As the January 6 Select Committee issues subpoenas to six top Trump campaign associates the GOP faces a moment of truth: will they follow a disgraced, twice-impeached former president? That, as a CNN poll shows 58% of Americans say Biden hasn't paid enough attention to the Nation's most important problems. Rapper Travis Scott faces multiple lawsuits and a criminal investigation following the deaths of 8 people in a crowd surge at his Astroworld festival. Don speaks with the attorney for a man who was paralyzed at a Travis Scott show in 2017, who says the tragedy at Astroworld wasn't a surprise. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
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Every one of us operates with a basic fear. The root of that fear is a lie that we believe about ourselves. What if you could know that God sees you and hears you, is fully aware of your feelings of rejection, shame, guilt, abandonment, inadequacy, helplessness, hopelessness, or worthlessness and has the remedy? The answer is to identify the lie, renounce the lie and speak God's Truth over yourself. In this message, Pastor Bob reveals four truths about who God says you are.
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The Heartland Institute’s Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, Chris Talgo, and Cameron Sholty present episode 319 of the In The Tank Podcast. On this episode, the ITT crew talks about Tuesday's election results and what those results mean for next year's midterm elections. Later, they discuss the ongoing COP26 conference and Heartland's counter-conference – the Climate […]
With federal “funding” comes federal strings - and federal control. And while most state and local governments are happy with that trade, dozens of small cities and towns in Texas have been rejecting federal ARPA funding - and avoiding the requirements that come with them. The post Dozens of Small Towns Reject Federal Bribe Money first appeared on Tenth Amendment Center.
We discuss more election results and analyze where Democrats and progressives stand now. Some highlights include Michelle Wu becoming the first woman and first person of color as Boston's mayor. Some lowlights include Republican businessman Glenn Youngkin defeating Democrat Terry McAuliffe for Virginia's next governor. Voters in Minneapolis also rejected a proposal that would have replaced the city's police department with a Department of Public Safety. Minister JaNaé Bates from the Yes 4 Minneapolis campaign, which put the proposal on the ballot, joins us to discuss the amendment and where activists go from here. And in headlines: Ethiopia's ruling government declared a state of emergency, the Supreme Court heard arguments in what could be its first decision on the Second Amendment in more than a decade, and scientists say California condors can reproduce without mating. Show Notes: MPR: “Minneapolis voters reject plan to overhaul city policing” – https://bit.ly/2ZSGnCv Austin American-Statesman: “Austin voters overwhelmingly reject Prop A police staffing plan” – https://bit.ly/3mHswbi Cleveland 19: “Police oversight ballot measure approved; union promises to fight it” – https://bit.ly/3mHVNTj For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/whataday Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Minneapolis voters on Tuesday soundly defeated a controversial plan intended to remake policing in the city. A proposed amendment — question No. 2 on the ballot — would have altered the Minneapolis police structure and dropped language from the city charter tying the size of the force to the city's population. This is an MPR News morning update for Wednesday, November 3, 2021. Hosted by Cathy Wurzer. Our theme music is by Gary Meister.
As the former governor of Wisconsin, Scott Walker learned firsthand how to confront cancel culture. In 2012, he became the first governor in American history to survive a recall election. His economic recovery plan and budget reforms ultimately proved more popular with voters. Now, as president of the Young America’s Foundation, he’s educating the next […]
Scripture For Today:Matthew 26:42“He went away a second time and prayed, “My Father, if it is not possible for this cup to be taken away unless I drink it, may your will be done.”God's Word is God's Will pt 7We've been doing a deep dive on your need to study the Word of God for yourself and not relying only on the teachings of me, your pastor or other ministry leaders your entire life. YOU need to be studying the Word on a daily basis in order for you to survive and thrive in this fallen world on a daily basis. Amen! In yesterday's study session, our subject verse was from Mark 14:35, where we see Jesus asking the Father that, if there was any other way of doing what was about to happen (going to the Cross), he would prefer that. But then, as soon as He said it, He said, basically, “Let your WILL be done.” In other words, if there is no other way, “let's do it you way.” Today, we read the same account, but from the Book of Matthew. Notice this is now the second time Jesus prayed this to the Father. There MUST have been some doubt and unbelief presenting itself to Jesus while He was praying about what is about to happen. THERE MUST HAVE BEEN! The Bible says Jesus was tempted in all ways, just like we are. Here, the devil is tempting Him. From the text, we can assume he is whispering in the ears of Jesus, “You don't have to do this. God is capable of doing it in any way He chooses. IF you are the Son of God, don't you think He could swing some other plan into operation? I mean, after all, He IS God – and do anything! Haven't you been preaching on that? Just ask Him to find some other way because you just do not want to do this thing…” Why do you think Jesus prayed, “Let you will be done?” He was hoping the Holy Spirit would tell Him there WAS another way… but when there was no immediate response, Jesus KNEW He had His answer. Go with the plan of God that had been predetermined from before the foundation of the world. Amen! We will all have similar opportunities to question God's Will in certain situations. There are Muslim brothers and sisters in Christ who are faced with, basically, the same question on a daily basis. “Reject your claim the Jesus is Lord and the only way to Heaven – or you will die!” Each and every single day, Christians are being put to death simply for their Faith. Usually, here in America, we look at it as happening “over there” and not “over here.” But those times have already changed – for the worse – if you are a Christian! Christians are being polarized, demonized, shunned, ridiculed and BLAMED for everything going wrong in America right now! If we preach the Bible – we are labeled as racist, homophobic, gender phobic, transphobic, and whatever other labels are the “Words of the Day” in hell. The time has come where Christians, here in the United States, are beginning to see how difficult it is for our Muslim brethren to take their public stands of Faith in Jesus, despite the hardships or consequences. Christians here in America are basically impotent Christians. Weak, limp, unable to function as designed. Unable to bring joy or pleasure to anyone else's life. Unable to influence another into making the True decisions for salvation in Christ alone. Unable to impact today's society, political processes or culture in positive ways… And when we try, we are demonized, threatened, lose our jobs, jeopardize our health and our families well-being. And these things are just starting here! Soon, we WILL be just about like any other Communist nation or Muslim nation – probably a combination of the two. Then, we will long for the days where we could read our own Bibles and attend worship services. Instead, we will be on our own. Churches closed, preaching the Word outlawed or severely limited, etc. So, as we close for today, I want to pray that YOU will take the stand of Faith...
The Board of Supervisors voted against a development project in SoMa that would've turned a parking lot into a high-rise market-rate residential complex. Some community members were concerned about gentrification, but S.F. politics were also a strong factor. Reporter J.K. Dineen joins host Cecilia Lei to explain. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
As the former governor of Wisconsin, Scott Walker learned firsthand how to confront cancel culture. In 2012, he became the first governor in American history to survive a recall election. His economic recovery plan and budget reforms ultimately proved more popular with voters.Now, as president of the Young America's Foundation, he's educating the next generation of conservatives how to fight back against the left—and win.Walker is also on quest to expand YAF's reach by engaging a larger number of young Americans on the issues that matter most. He's optimistic about the future and believes more young people will reject big-government socialism once they understand the consequences. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Charlie addresses an audience of young people at a venue adjacent to Baylor University refute and deconstruct critical race theory, expressively from a Christian perspective. Charlie brings the data and facts, exposing the evil fruit of CRT as it's run wild in government, police districts, universities, and corporate boardrooms over the last year. Then he bring the scripture. What does the Bible call us to be? How do we square that calling with the secular moralist espoused by CRT? Charlie then ends with an hour of questions and answers from attendees of this leg of the "Exposing Critical Racism Tour" brought to you by Turning Point USA. Support the show: http://www.charliekirk.com/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
We are rebroadcasting some of our older episodes of Love Food for a few weeks while we prepare and perfect the NEW PCOS + Food Peace Course. Please enjoy! How do you navigate a fatphobic world without support? This episode's letter writer just started college and recovering from an eating disorder. And it is hard! College campuses can be a hub for overexercise, bad body talk, and diets. Listen as I chat with Ayana Habtemariam from Truly Real Nutrition about ways to navigate this part of your Food Peace journey. Subscribe and leave a review here in just seconds. Mentioned in this episode: Ayana Habtemariam's website / Ayana's Instagram Food peace resources: Julie Dillon RD blog / PCOS + Food Peace Free Roadmap / PCOS + Food Peace Course / Food Peace Syllabus / 6 Keys To Food Peace / My PCOS Manifesto If you're curious about what it looks like to stop pursuing weight loss, click here for some fabulous freebies that will help guide you in your journey! Do you have a complicated relationship with food? I want to help! Send your Dear Food letter to LoveFoodPodcast@gmail.com. Click here to leave me a review in iTunes and subscribe. This type of kindness helps the show continue! Visit our PCOS Roadmap for FREE resources here. Thank you for supporting the Love Food Podcast!
In this episode of Lochhead on Marketing, let's talk about why thinking about thinking is the most important kind of thinking. Context Matters More Than Content This might be obvious, but it bears repeating: context matters more than content. In any strategy discussion, the context of which is what leads to some kind of outcome or content. Most people, particularly those who are entrepreneurial, have a strong bias to action, which can be healthy and powerful. However, it does have it downsides sometimes. “A strong bias to action means that sometimes, and I know I've been guilty of this more times than I will ever know, we spring to action without doing enough thinking. More importantly, without doing enough thinking and dialoguing around what the context is for whatever it is we're talking about.” – Christopher Lochhead Accept or Reject the Premise The next piece to think of when discussing the context, is that whether you accept or reject the premise of said context? It could be a product, a service, or and prevalent idea. Here's what I know. “Legendary category designers, legendary entrepreneurs, creators, and marketers reject the premise. They start by rejecting the premise. So somebody says something and you go, that's interesting. And in our mind, we go, I reject the whole thing.” – Christopher Lochhead Now, you may end up circling back to that premise and either accepting it entirely, or just part of it. Though the reason why starting by rejecting the premise is so powerful, is that all premise, context, and established thinking is based on past experience, insight, or research. Of course, there are many cases where accepting the premise is the wise thing to do. Yet here's the rub: how do you create a different future, if the premise or context you start with is tied to the past? So we reject the premise, we reject the rules of the past and open ourselves up to a whole new kind of thinking. Listen to the Words In business and marketing, almost every sentence that somebody says to us use “accept the premise” language. Part of rejecting the premise is listening to the words they say. One example is “go to market”. You might ask, what's wrong with that premise? If you think about it, that premise suggests that there is a market out there, and we need to go and grab it. Which means that you are competing for other businesses that are also going to the same market. Yet wouldn't it be better to create your own market? That way, you get the lion's share of it outright, and you don't have to compete for it. Moreover, the customers/users then come to you, and not the other way around. To hear more about how thinking about thinking is the most important kind of thinking, download and listen to this episode. Bio Christopher Lochhead is a #1 Apple podcaster and #1 Amazon bestselling co-author of books: Niche Down and Play Bigger. He has been an advisor to over 50 venture-backed startups; a former three-time Silicon Valley public company CMO and an entrepreneur. Furthermore, he has been called “one of the best minds in marketing” by The Marketing Journal, a “Human Exclamation Point” by Fast Company, a “quasar” by NBA legend Bill Walton and “off-putting to some” by The Economist. In addition, he served as a chief marketing officer of software juggernaut Mercury Interactive. Hewlett-Packard acquired the company in 2006, for $4.5 billion. He also co-founded the marketing consulting firm LOCHHEAD; the founding CMO of Internet consulting firm Scient, and served as head of marketing at the CRM software firm Vantive. We hope you enjoyed this episode of Lochhead on Marketing™! Christopher loves hearing from his listeners. Feel free to email him, connect on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and subscribe on Apple Podcast! You may also subscribe to his newsletter, The Difference, for some amazing content.
Ankur Nagpal is the Founding Partner @ Vibe Capital, today announcing his new $70M solo GP fund and with a track record that includes the likes of Roam Research, Eight Sleep, Circle, Hone Health and Maven to name a few. Prior to entering venture, Ankur was the Founder and CEO @ Teachable, a platform where educators can create and sell their own online courses. Ankur led the company until their reported $250M acquisition to Hotmart in 2020. In Today's Episode with Ankur Nagpal You Will Learn: 1.) How Ankur made his way into the world of venture investing having founded and exited Teachable for over $250M having raised just $13M in venture funding? 2.) From Angel to Fund: How did Ankur's mindset change with the transition from angel to institutional VC? How does Ankur feel about the rise of party rounds? What does Ankur advise founders trying to get brand names on cap tables? 3.) Portfolio Construction: With the new fund, how does Ankur think through portfolio construction? What is his required level of ownership? How does Ankur feel about optionality checks to get data and information for a larger check down the road? Does Ankur feel it is possible to build ownership in your best companies? 4.) The Future of Venture: Why does Ankur feel that largely, VCs detract value when they invest in a company? Base level, what is Ankur's promise to founders he invests in? From his time as a founder, what does founders most want in their cap table? Will we see a generation of operator-led funds? Will this be a game of the 1%? How will the large funds respond to this? 5.) Emerging Markets: What are the 3 core characteristics that make emerging markets so attractive for Ankur? What elements concern Ankur when investing in emerging markets? How does he screen for integrity with more granularity? How does Ankur analyse the progression of emerging markets in terms of their own hype cycles? Item's Mentioned In Today's Episode with Ankur Nagpal Ankur's Favourite Book: Losing my Virignity
Ilhan Omar tells Minneapolis voters to reject Jacob Frey, thus betraying the black community that she supposedly cares about. Student at Oberlin College is traumatized by the installation of new radiators in his dorm. Johnny Heidt with guitar news.
Blacks who don't adopt the doctrines of victimhood or critical social justice erode the narrative promoted by woke activists, Erec Smith, a professor of rhetoric at York College of Pennsylvania and co-founder of Free Black Thought, says. “The illogic that is inherent in a lot of anti-racist activism … is absurd,” Smith says. […]
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We're back stumping film festivals to bring you this bonus episode on our experience with this year's New York Film Festival slate! Here Joe reflects on the Oscar potential of The Tragedy of Macbeth and The Power of the Dog, and Chris says Pedro Almodóvar's Parallel Mothers features one of Penélope Cruz's very best performances. We discuss other films in the … Continue reading "BONUS – NYFF We Love You! We REJECT This BLASPHEMY!"