RPM - Reflections on Private Markets
When the economy shrinks, institutions tend to seek reassurance from larger, more established private equity fund managers. This comes at the expense of small, emerging and by extension, diverse managers, which some regard as riskier than their larger, “more proven” counterparts. In this episode of RPM, Daniel Krikorian, a principal on our private equity team, joins co-host Michael Venne to discuss why investors should fight the urge to cut back on SBO and if anything, lean in. They discuss: Attractive features of SBO (01:35); Market volatility's effect on SBO (11:30); Challenges SBO can present (16:49); and How diversity ties into SBO (19:54) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The 16:9 PODCAST IS SPONSORED BY SCREENFEED – DIGITAL SIGNAGE CONTENT When I was at the big ISE pro AV trade show a few weeks ago, I yet again saw several products that were billed as holograms, even though they didn't even loosely fit the technical definition. I am always paying attention to news and social media posts that use that terminology, and once in a while, I come across something that actually does start to align with the true definition of holograms and holography. Like Voxon, which operates out of Adelaide, Australia. Started years ago as a beer drinking and tinkering maker project in a garage, Voxon now has a physical product for sale that generates a visual with depth that viewers can walk around and see from different angles. That product is mainly being bought by universities and R&D teams at companies to play with and learn, but the long game for Voxon is to produce or be the engine for other products that really do live up to the mainstream, Hollywood-driven notion of holograms. I had a great chat with co-founder and CEO Gavin Smith. Subscribe to this podcast: iTunes * Google Play * RSS TRANSCRIPT Gavin, thank you very much for joining me. I know you're up in Scotland, but you are based in Adelaide, Australia, correct? Gavin Smith: Yes, that's right. I'm originally from Scotland. I grew up here, spent the first part of my life in the north of Scotland in Elgin, and then I went to university in Paisley, Glasgow and then eventually, after working for 10 years in the banking sector, I immigrated to Australia and I've lived in Adelaide for the last 14 years. That's quite a climate shift! Gavin Smith: Yes, it is a climate shift. I was speaking to my wife the day before, and it was about 40 degrees there, just now they're having a heat wave, whereas up in Elgin here, it's about 1 degree at the moment. Yeah. I'm thinking, why are you there in February? But on the other hand, why would you wanna be in Adelaide if it's 40 Celsius? Gavin Smith: I quite like the cold. I prefer to be in this temperature right now than 40 degrees, that's for sure. Oh, I just spent 45 minutes with my snow machine clearing 25 centimeters of snow off my driveway, so I wouldn't mind being in Adelaide today. Gavin Smith: Thankfully I can have the best of both worlds. I'm heading back there in about a week and a half time. I was intrigued by your company. I saw a couple of LinkedIn posts with embedded videos and thought that's interesting and I wanted to speak more. So can you tell me what Voxon does? Gavin Smith: Yes, sure. So Voxon is a company that started in about 2012-2013, and it came out of two joint research projects. One was me and my friend Will, based in Adelaide, we had a Thursday Night Lab Session, as we called it, where we went to the shed and we drank a few beers and we tried to invent things. It was a bit weird, science-esque. So this wasn't exactly a lab? Gavin Smith: It was a shed. Let's face it, with a beer fridge and there was a lot of machinery, which was in various stages of repair. We used to get hard rubbish off the right side of the road in Adelaide and take it apart and see what we could make. It was just amateur invention hour. But it was at the start of that project, we built fairly rudimentary machines, CNC machines and we took apart laser scanners and were just inquisitive about how they work from a mechanical point of view. But that then turned into more of a, let's see how far we can push ourselves and learn new stuff, and we've been inspired by sci-fi, Star Wars, all those sorts of things. So we said, let's try and make the sort of 3D display that we'd seen in the movies and those science fiction movies always had the same type of display, and that wasn't a screen, that wasn't a headset. It was always some sort of floating image that you could walk around and you could look out from any direction and the common name for that in popular media was a holographic display. That's what people called it. So that's what we set out to build, and we very quickly figured out that this type of display had to be something to do with projecting images or dots onto some sort of surface that moved and that's because in order to render these little dots that make up the image, inside a space that had physical dimensions, you couldn't make the lights just appear on air. We figured you, you might be able to do some sort of gas or some sort of lasers and things like that. But the way we approached it was starting off by just shaking business cards back and forwards and shining lasers on them, and then that made a line because of persistence of vision. I always think that Neanderthal man invented the volumetric display because they probably waved burning embers around on the sticks at nighttime and drew those patterns in the air and those patterns really only existed because of the persistence of vision and the extrusion of light through a volume of space, and so that's what we decided to do, and we realized if you could draw a line, then if you could control the laser and turn it off and on again, you could draw a dot. And so we did that by cutting the laser beam with a rotating CD that was stuck on a high-speed drill with some sticky tape on it. We chopped the laser into little bits, and by controlling the speed of the laser, we ended up having a single dot, which we referred to as a voxel, that's what we Googled that a dot in space is referred to as a voxel and then we extrapolated from there and say if we're building these images out of little pixels of light or voxels, we need more and more of these dots, and when you do the math you quickly realize that you need millions of dots of light or volume to make an image, and that's difficult. And really that started us down the road of experimenting with video projectors, with lasers with all sorts of things and more and more advanced moving surfaces, and eventually, we made a small helical display using a vacuum-formed helix that we basically made in Will's wife's kitchen when she was out, in the oven, and yeah, we created a very small image of an elephant. You might call it a hologram at the time. That's what we called it at the time, but it was a volumetric swept surface image. The terminology I'll go into a bit more detail, but at the time it was just a hologram to us, and we thought this was amazing and we'd never seen it before. So we put a video of it on YouTube and some guys in America who were unbeknown to us doing the same project got in contact with us and push came to shove, we decided to join forces and form Voxon, and that was back in 2013. So when you created this little elephant, was that like a big ‘aha' moment? Like, “Oh my God, we figured this out”? Gavin Smith: Yes, very much so. We believed at the time, we were the first people to do this. In fact, we weren't. But it was the first time we'd seen this type of image, and it was literally spine tingly amazing, to see a truly three-dimensional object that you could look down from, above, from the sides, from any angle, and it filled a space the same way as you or I fill a space in the physical world, you could measure its length that's spread, that's height and even its volume in gallons or liters. It had a tangible existence in the physical world and not on a screen as other 3D images tend to do. At this point, was this a stationary object? Gavin Smith: Yes, at this point the elephant was stationary and the way I'd created the elephant was we'd figured out, in order to make this elephant, we first needed to have the swept surface moving. So that was the helical screen, which was spinning at about 900 RPM on a very small electric motor and then we had a video projector that we'd managed to get going at about 1,200 frames per second, and in order to create the images, which were cross sections, helical cross sections of an elephant, that was all done offline. So the way I approached that was, we used software called 3D Studio Max, which is a design software, and in that, I modeled a helix and an elephant, and I then intersected the helix with the elephant in the software, rotated the helix digitally, and then I rendered out the resultant cross-section, the boolean operation of one on the other, and this is like taking a drill and drilling a hole into the ground and looking at just a helical core sample. So really it was like a CT scan of this elephant, but just slice at a time, and then I rendered those images to a file. I wrote some software to convert it to a new video format that we had to invent to compress all that data into this high-speed image stream, and then projected that onto the helix. Now, of course, the timing of the images and the rotation of the helix were not in sync, and so much like an old CRT screen where the vertical shift is not dialed in, the elephant would drift out the top of the display and come back in the bottom, and at that point, we knew that this was all about a combination of mathematics, optics, precision, and timing. And to make it interactive, we'd have to write a real-time computer program capable of generating these images in real-time, and that was the next part of the puzzle. This was a work working prototype basically. Gavin Smith: This was a working prototype, yeah. How big was it? Gavin Smith: The helix was very small. It was about five centimeters in diameter, about an inch and a half in diameter, and about an inch tall. But because the projector that we used was a Pico projector at the time, and it was about half the size of a pack of cards. This tiny little thing that we got off the internet from Texas Instruments, and you could focus it at about one centimeter away. So all those little pixels were infinitesimally small, so it was a very high-resolution display and very small, and we realized to get these number of frames per second, we'd have to take advantage of one of the most incredible pieces of engineering ever conceived, in my opinion, and that is the DLP chip from Texas Instruments invented by Larry Hornbeck who passed away several years ago, sadly, and that is an array of mirrors that is grown on a chip using photolithography, the same process as you create microchips, and that array of mirrors contains upwards of a million mirrors arranged in a two-dimensional array, and they can tilt on and off physically about 30,000 times a second. And that's called a MEMS, a microelectromechanical display or in optical terms, a spatial light modulator. So it's something that turns the light on and off at ultra-high speed, and those on-off cycles are what give us our Z-resolution on the display. So that's the slices that make up the display. Wow. So where are you at now with the company now that you've formed it and you've grown it, what's happened since that very first prototype elephant? Gavin Smith: Following that we realized that my programming skills were finite. I'd spent 10 years as a COBOL programmer in banking, and I wasn't up to the task of writing what was needed, which was a low-level graphics engine. This didn't need a mainframe, no, and we couldn't afford a mainframe, even if we wanted one. So we looked up on the internet to see who we could find in terms of programming to join the company, and there were two programmers who stood out. They were referred to as the top two programmers in the world and were John Carmack of Oculus, and then there was Ken Silverman who wrote the graphics engine for Duke Nukem back in the late 90s, so we contacted Ken. John wasn't available so we contacted Ken and demoed to him at Brown University in Rhode Island where he was working subsequently as basically a computer programmer teacher with his dad, who was the Dean of Engineering there, and Ken really liked what we were doing and his understanding of mathematics and foxholes and 3D rendering really made him think this was something he wanted to be involved in. So he joined our company as a founder and chief computer scientist, and he has led the development of the core rendering engine, which we call the Voxon Photonic engine and that's really our core IP, it's the ability to tick any 3D graphics from a third party source, from Unity, from a C program or something else, and turn it into a high speed projected image, which can be processed in such a way as to de-wrap them when they're projected, so they're the right size. We use dithering in real time to make color possible, which is similar to newsprint, CMY newsprint in the newspaper, and this all basically allows us to project images onto any type of moving surface now and do it in real-time and make applications that are much bigger and extensible so we can plug it into other programs or have people write their own programs for our displays. So you've emerged from being an R&D effort in the shed to a real company to having working prototypes and now you're an operating company with the product. Gavin Smith: I like to say we've emerged, but I'd very much say we're still crossing the chasm, so to speak, in terms of the technology landscape. After that initial prototype, we spent many years batting our heads together, trying to work as a team in America, and eventually, Will and I decided to raise some money in Australia and set up the company there. We raised about a million and a half Australian dollars. It was about a million US dollars back in 2017, and that was enough to employ some extra engineers and business development, and an experienced COO and start working on our first product, which was the VX1. Now, the VX1 was a different type of display. We decided not to do the helix back then, and we decided to make a different type of display, and that was a reciprocating display and so we invented a way of moving a screen up and down very efficiently using resonance. It's the same I guess mechanical thing that all objects have, and that is at a certain frequency, they start vibrating if there's a driving vibration force. So the Tacoma Bridge falling down when the wind blew at the right speed was an example of when resonances destroyed something. But an opera singer, breaking a glass at the right pitch is another example of something that vibrates due to a striving force, and so we found out if we built a screen, which was mounted on springs that were of a very particular weight, and the springs were a very particular constant of Young's modulus, we could vibrate that subsystem and the screen would vibrate up and down very efficiently and very fast, fast enough that you couldn't see the screen. So that's what the VX1 became, and onto the back of that screen, we project images and those images from a swept volume, and the VX1 had a volume of about 18x18x8 cm, I think it's about 7 inches square by about 3 inches tall, and we have a single projector mounted inside of that and a computer and a ton of electronics keeps it all in sync, and we built a software API for it and a library of programs that come built into it. So it's off the shelf, you turn it on and it works. And so we built that back in 2017 and over the last five years, it's evolved into something which is very reliable and now, you can't tell them apart when they're manufactured at the start, each one might look different with hot glue and duct tape and all the rest of it. But now we have a complete digital workflow. We outsource most of the manufacture of the parts and we do final assembly software, QC, and packaging up and then ship them out to companies we've sold probably about 120 VX1s globally since 2017, and those have gone out to companies all around the world, like Sony, MIT, Harvard, CMU, Unity, BA Systems, Verizon, Erickson, a lot of companies and they've bought them and they're generally going into explorative use cases. Yeah, I was going to say, it sounds like they're going into labs as opposed to stores. Gavin Smith: Yeah, they're not going into stores. The VX1 is really an evaluation system. It's not prime time ready for running all day long, and the reason for that is it has a vibration component to it, and also the refresh rate of the VX1 is actually variable within the volume. It's hard to explain, but the apparent volume refresh rate is 30 hertz in the middle and 15 hertz at the poles and so it has a little bit of flicker. But in a dark environment, it's really spellbinding and it's actually used in museums. There's some in Germany and a science museum there. It's been used in an art exhibition in Paris, where the art was created by David Levine and MIT Media Lab and it's frequently used in universities and it pops up in all sorts of trade shows, and it's always a talking point and it always gathers a crowd around it, and what we like to say with the volumetric display from a marketing point of view, or really a description of what it is, it's really about creating a digital campfire. That's the kind of user experience. It's gathering people around something intimately in a way that they can still have eye contact and maintain a conversation, and each person has their own perspective and view of the 3D data. The scale you're describing is still quite small and that seems to be What I've experienced with, when I've seen demonstrations at the SID trade show of light field displays. They're all like the size of a soda bottle at most. Is that a function of just the technology, you can't just make these things big? Gavin Smith: You can make them bigger, and we have since that point. The biggest display that we've made so far was one that we just delivered to BA Systems in Frimley near London, and fo that one, we've gone back to the helical display for that particular one, and it's. 46 centimeters in diameter and 8 centimeters deep. So that's about nine times the volume of the VX1. So that's a much bigger display. Now you can, with a swept volume, you can go as big as you'd like within the realms of physics, and what I mean by that is with a rotating display, you can make the display as big as something that can rotate at a speed that's fast enough to make the medium kind of disappear. So if you think about propellers and fans, for example, I've seen pedestal fans that are a meter in diameter running faster than we run our display, and with rotating displays, it's easier to do because you have conservation of momentum and you have inertia which drives the display around, and yet you can rotate the volume as well, have it enclosed so that you're not generating airflow as a fan does. So for example, if you have a propeller-shaped blade encased in a cylindrical enclosure, and that enclosure is spinning, then you don't get the air resistance you get with a fan and the display that we made for BA Systems is ultimately silent and flicker-free because we're running at exactly 30 hertz throughout the volume, which means you don't get flicker, but reciprocating displays, ones that go up and down, scaling them is more of a challenge because you're having to push the air out the way up and down, and as the size of the screen moving up and down gets bigger, if you're projecting from behind, for example, you also have to start considering things like the flexing of the substrate that you're projecting onto. For a front projection display where you project down from the top, we can go bigger because you can make a very lightweight, thicker screen out of exotic materials and those are materials that are very light but very stiff. Things like air gels and foamed metals, and very lightweight honeycomb structure so that way you can go bigger but we may need to move into the realms of using reduced atmospheric displays, partial vacuums, and things like that to reduce the resistance or using materials that are air permeable, such as meshes that move up and down very quickly. And we have done experiments with those and found that we can go a lot bigger. However, with the current projection systems that we're using, you then have to increase the brightness because the brightness of the image is also stretched out through a volume. If you imagine a home cinema projector projecting 3k or 4k lumens, you have to consider that each of the images that it's projecting is pretty much evenly lit in terms of all the pixels that you're projecting. Whereas what we are doing is we are projecting these thousands of images, we're only illuminating the cross-section of every object. So we're maybe only using 1% of the available brightness of the projector at any one time, unless you project a solid slice all the way across, which is really you're building up this construct, which is how I explain it to people as it's very similar to 3D printing. If you look at how a 3D printer works, we are doing exactly the same thing, except we are printing using light instead of PLA and we're printing thousands and thousands of times faster. In digital signage, the thing that always gets people nervous is moving parts, and that directly affects reliability and longevity. How do you address that? Gavin Smith: So the VX1 is a good example of moving parts in a display that isn't yet ready for long-running and when I say long-running, we do have it in exhibitions, but we have recently engineered it in such a way that the parts that may break or will break are the four springs that drive the machine, and those have been engineered to resonate at particular frequency. Now after several hundred million extensions of those springs, they can fatigue and they will fatigue break and that's something that we're working on, and that might be a month or three weeks of running 24/7, and so we've made those springs user replaceable. You can change them in two or three minutes for a fresh set. So it's almost like the mechanical profile of something like an Inkjet printer where you have to change the cartridge every so often. And we find with mechanical stuff, people accept mechanical things in their lives as long as the maintenance/utility ratio is at a level they can accept like bicycles, cars, and things like that. You maintain them as long as their utility outweighs the inconvenience of the repair. Now for projection equipment and things like that in digital signage, there are a lot of two-dimensional technologies that are ultra-reliable on those things, big LED panels, 2D video projectors and just lighting. You can turn them on and leave them and you should be okay. So in our rotating displays and we have another rotating display that we're working on, which we can't discuss just now cuz it's still under NDA, is part of the reason we're going down that rabbit hole or going down that design sort of path because we can make rotating displays, which are very reliable, they're effectively like a record player. You turn it on and it spins around and you could leave it and come back in three weeks and it would still be spinning around, and also a rotating display if properly manufactured within tolerances won't cause the vibration, and the vibration is really the thing that can cause the issues because vibration can lead to fatigue and failure in electrical components, electronic components, small cracks in circuits, and things like that. So from our point of view, we're going towards rotating mechanics because that ultimately allows us to make things which are reliable enough to be used in a wide range of industries including digital signage, advertising, medical imaging and gaming, and many more. In my world, there are all kinds of companies who are saying that they have holographic products of some kind or another. As somebody who's doing something that sounds very much like a hologram or close to what we thought of when we all saw Star Wars, what do you think of those things? Gavin Smith: I don't like to be a troll, first of all on LinkedIn, and so I try to shy away from saying, look, that's rubbish. But what I try to do is politely point out how things work when it's not clear from someone's post how something might work or where it's misleading. Now if you look at the term hologram, it comes from the Greek, hólos and grammḗ, which means the whole message, and in a way, I tend to think of an actual hologram, which is created using lasers, laser interference patterns, and light beams and things like that they don't represent the whole message. Because if you take your credit card out, which is one of the few places you will see a hologram you'll notice that you can't look down on the hologram from above, you can't turn the card over and look at it from the back. They are a limited view of something, and so the term hologram has become, as you say, in popular fiction, and popular media, it's really a catchall for anything that is sci-fi 3D related, right? And it's misused, everyone calls it a hologram, and our staff sometimes call it a hologram. I like to say it's not a hologram because it has a lot more features than a hologram. Holograms have some really interesting properties, one of which is that you can cut a hologram into 10 little pieces and it turns into 10 individual little holograms, and that's a really interesting thing. But holograms from a 3D point of view don't exist in signage anywhere. They simply don't. The terminology used to describe things that you see in signage and popular media is completely misused, and I like to go through them and categorize them into different things. And those are, first of all, volumetric displays of which we're the only company in the world that's making a commercial volumetric display. There's one other company Aerial Burton, who are based in Japan that makes a volumetric display, but it's a very high-tech scientific prototype that uses lasers to explode the air and has very low resolution. And then you've got autostereoscopic 3D displays, and they broadly fit into the categories of lenticular displays which are as you probably know LCD panels, which have got a plastic lens array on them that allows you to see a left and a right image, and those left and right images can give you a stereoscopic view. I would call them stereoscopic displays because they're not 3d. You can't look at them from any direction and they don't physically occupy three-dimensional euclidean space, which is what the real world is, and those types of displays come in different formats. So you get some with just horizontal parallax, which means you can move your head left and right and see a number of distinct views. You've got some that you can move up and down as well, and also get a little bit of vertical parallax as well, and there's probably five or six companies doing those sorts of displays. You've got Looking Glass, Lightfield Labs, Acer, and Sodium, so that area can grow. The physical size of those displays can get bigger, but the bigger they get, the harder it is to move further away because you're pupil distance means it's harder to get a 3D view, and also with any display like that, the 3D image that you see because it's the result of you seeing two independent images with your left and right eye, that 3D image can never leave the bounds or the window of the display, and that's something in advertising, which is very misused a lot, they show a 2D monitor with the image leaping out beyond the border of the monitor, and that just can't happen. That breaks the laws of physics, and so that's the kind of three auto stereoscopic 3D landscapes, and it's hard to say that autostereoscopic, 3D display because people zone out and they go, is it a hologram? And no it's not. The other types of 3D that are popular just now are obviously, glasses-based display, AR, VR, mixed-reality, and we don't really, we don't really mind about that or care about that because it's something you have to put something on your head, and that's our different thing really. So those offer you an immersive experience where you go down a rabbit hole and you're in another world and that's not what we are about. And then you've got the fake 3D displays, which are not 3D stereoscopically but appear that way, and that's where I get slightly annoyed by those displays, but I understand there are people making types of signage I guess you would say, that is perfectly suitable for a scenario and those are things like Pepper's ghost which is when you reflect a 2D image off a big piece of glass or plexiglass, and that's the pepper, the famous one, the Tupac hologram at Coachella. I met the guy and spoke to him. He's a really lovely guy and I had a good chat about that, and he knows full well that it's an illusion, but it's the illusion that Disneyland has been using for many years, and it's a perfectly good illusion for a seated studio audience because they see someone on stage and they're doing it now with the, I think the ABBA Show in London is a similar type of setup. They call them holograms, but it's a 2D picture that's far enough away that you can be made to believe that it's three-dimensional and it might exist at different levels like a diorama. You could have a stack of images, on fly screens or whatever, that appear to be layered, but ultimately they are 2D, and then the one that's come out recently, which causes probably the most amount of confusion for people are the anamorphic projections on large billboards, and everyone's seen these displays on LinkedIn and YouTube, and they tend to appear on large curved billboards in parts of China where the rental of the billboards is sufficiently cheap as you can put these big images up there, film them from one particular spot in 2d, and then put that on LinkedIn and have people comment on it and say, wow, that's an amazing hologram. Even though a) they haven't seen this in real life and b) it's not a hologram and it's not even three-dimensional. It's a perspective-based 2D trick, and so one of our challenges is expectation management, and that is people see large-scale fake 2D images, and fake 3D images and then they conclude that it must be possible and they want to buy one, and then when they see yours they go, oh, it's much smaller than I imagined, and you feel like saying, it's real. It's actually based on science, and you could walk around it. And that's the challenge we're at just now. Trying to move away from this feeling that you have to have the biggest display in the world for it to be valid, and a lot of the business for us and a lot of the inquiries we get are from the likes of the Middle East, where they want to build very big, very impressive, very bright, very colorful displays and they say, we want a hologram that will fit in a football stadium and fly around in the sky, and you have to say well, that's great, but that's also impossible using anything that's even imaginable today, let alone physically achievable, and so yeah, we are very much a case of trying to be as honest as we can with the limitations, but also with the opportunities because regardless of the fact that our technology is relatively small compared to large screen billboards, we have got the ability to create sci-fi-inspired interactive displays that you can put in personal spaces, in museums, in galleries, in shopping centers, and they really do look like something up close under scrutiny that you might see in a Marvel movie, and that's the kind of relationship we're trying to find with other companies as well. There are other types of the display as well. You probably talked to Daniel about some of his displays, which are levitating grains of dust and things like that, and the challenge I have with them is yes, you can make a 3D image, but you have to look at how long it takes to make that 3D image and they're really more akin to painting with light. It's long-exposure photography. You have to manipulate something and move it around over a long period of time to bring it, to build a single image, and scaling those types of displays is impossible. It's the same with laser-based displays, whenever you're moving a single dot around, you run out of resolution extraordinarily fast because it's a linear thing, and even with Aerial Burton exploding the air with a laser they can only do about 1000 or 2000 dots every second, and that breaks down to being able to draw maybe a very simple two-dimensional shape whereas to draw a detailed image, an elephant or anything like that, that we've displayed in the past, it requires upwards of 30 or 40 million dots a second to do that with each image, each volume contains millions of dots. Where do you see this going in, let's say, five years from now? And are you at that point selling products or are you licensing the technology to larger display manufacturers? Or something else? Gavin Smith: So at the moment what we're doing is we're looking for projects that we can scale and one of the first projects that we're working on just now and the technology can be applied to a range of different industries. As you can imagine, any new display technology. You could use it for CT scans, you could use it for advertising, for point of sale, for a whole lot of different things. But you have to choose those projects early on when the technology is immature, and that is low-hanging fruit if you want to use that term, and so our low-hanging freight at the moment, we believe is in the entertainment industry, digital out-of-home entertainment to be specific, which is the likes of video gaming and entertainment venues, and so 2018, we were in the Tokyo Game Show with one of our machines, and we were situated next to Taito at the company that made Space Invaders, and their board came across their senior members and they played with our technology and they really liked it. And so we entered into a conversation with them and over several years, we have built a Space invaders arcade machine called Next Dimension, and that's using our rotating volumetric display with three projectors each running at 4,000 frames per second and a large rotating volume, and we've written a new Space Invaders arcade game and Taito has granted us the license to bring that to market. In order to do that, we're now doing commercial testing and technical testing which involves taking the technology into venues, play testing it and getting feedback from the venues on the suitability of the game and the profitability of it as a product. So with that game, our plan is to follow in the footsteps of the previous Space Invader game, which was called Frenzy made by Roth Rolls. It sold 3000 or 4000 units globally. So if you could do that, it would be a profitable first venture in terms of bringing technology to market, and at the moment, we're looking to raise some capital. We need to raise $2-3 million USD to do the design from the manufacturer for that and build the first batch of machines which would be rolled out globally. Now, that's really seen for us as a launch of technology using the IP of Space Invaders as a carrier, a launch vehicle for the technology, but once launched and once our technology is widely known and understood, what we then plan to do is build our own revenue generating model and technology platform that can be deployed to venues around the world who can use this as a kind of an entertainment device where you can run different IP on it from different vendors and do a sort of profit share with the venue owners. So a cinema, Chucke CheeseB, Dave & Busters, those types of venues, as well as bowling alleys, VR arcades, and all those types of entertainment venues that currently is starting to grow in strength, largely because people are now looking for entertainment experiences, not necessarily just staying at home. COVID obviously threw a curve ball our way as well. When our Space Invaders machine was sent to Japan for testing, COVID had just happened so it went into internal testing within Taito, and then Square Enix who owns Taito, their parent company decreed that Taito would no longer manufacture arcade machines but would license their IP only so that kind of threw a spanner in the works and they've come back to us and said, we'd love the game, but we want you to bring it to market, not us. So that's one thing we're working on just now. There's a video of Space Invaders: Next Dimension on YouTube that you can look at, and it's a really fun experience because it's a four-player game. We've added the volumetric nature. You can fly up and down during sub-games. You can bump your next-door neighbor with your spaceship and get a power-up. It really is for us a way of saying, look, this is a new way, it's a new palette of which to make new gaming experiences and the future is really up to the imaginations of people writing software. All right. That was super interesting. I learned a lot there and some of it is, as often the case, I understood as well. Gavin Smith: That's great. I'm glad you understand. It is a hard thing to wrap your head around, especially for us trying to demonstrate the nature of the technology in 2D YouTube videos and LinkedIn videos, and you really have to see it with your own eyes to understand it, and that's why this week I was over for a meeting with BA Systems, but I took the opportunity to spend several days in London at a film Studio in SoHo, in London, the owners very gratefully let me have a demonstration group there, and I spent two days last week demonstrating the product to ten or so companies come in and see the technology, and it's only then when they really start to get their creative juices flowing and that's where POCs projects kick-off. So that's what we're looking for just now, are companies that have imaginative people and they have a need for creating some new interactive media that can be symbiotic with their existing VR and AR metaverse type stuff. But really something that's designed for people up close and personal, intimate experiences. If people want to get in touch, where do they find you online? Gavin Smith: So we have a website, which is just www.voxon.co. Voxon Photonics is our Australian company name, and you can find us on LinkedIn. Actually, my own personal LinkedIn is generally where I post most stuff. That's Gavin Smith on LinkedIn, you can look me up there around, and then we have the Voxon Photonics LinkedIn page and we're on Twitter and Facebook and YouTube as well. We have a lot of videos on YouTube. That's a good place to start. But if you wanna get in touch, contact us via Voxon.co. Drop us an email and we'll be happy to have a meeting and a video call. All right, Gavin, thank you so much for spending some time with me. Gavin Smith: My pleasure. Thanks very much for having me.
RPM, an international shipping and logistics company, is carving its own path as a leader in vehicle transportation and specialized freight. The vehicle transport sector has fallen years behind traditional freight management standards with limited automation and visibility.RPM is leveraging Turvo's TMS Platform, with its unique collaboration cloud and advanced and modern tech, to connect everyone involved in a shipment for faster, more efficient, automated logistics. In its quest to move the industry forward, RPM is empowering operations leaders and challenging Turvo to help solve supply chain challenges, deliver a superior customer experience, and meet high-growth objectives regardless of market conditions.In this episode, created with the help of a livestream audience, Luis Pajares, Chief Customer Officer at Turvo, Rick Grubb, Chief Information Officer at RPM, and Brad Janer, Vice President of Customer Operations at RPM, join Scott Luton and Greg White to discuss:- How RPM's years of operational excellence combined with Turvo's leading Collaboration Cloud platform and TMS drive RPM's massive expansion and revenue growth.- RPM's strategy for building a world-class tech stack using a “lego-effect” to integrate best-of-breed solutions and proprietary apps to differentiate their business.- Why RPM chose Turvo as their technology partner to digitize their complex logistics network and provide 100% visibility to their customers, carriers and business partners.- What a culture of “we” means to RPM and why it's central to their success.- How companies like RPM leverage modern TMS to eliminate communication barriers, both internally and externally, to unlock full collaboration with all supply chain players.- The benefits of Turvo Academy and guided training in preparing a highly qualified staff that meets customer expectations.Additional Links & Resources:Learn more about Supply Chain Now: https://supplychainnow.comCheck out our new Supply Chain Now Media Kit: https://bit.ly/3emdLcKSubscribe to Supply Chain Now and all other Supply Chain Now programs: https://supplychainnow.com/subscribeJoin the NOW Community: http://bit.ly/41kpUSOLeveraging Logistics and Supply Chain for Ukraine: https://vectorgl.com/stand-with-ukraine/2022 Q4 U.S. Bank Freight Payment Index: https://freight.usbank.comWEBINAR- 5 Tips for Creating Effective Digital Content: http://bit.ly/3xvkXchWEBINAR- Supply Chain Agility in an Ever-Changing World: https://bit.ly/41zl0BUWEBINAR- The Unified Supply Chain – A Platform Approach: http://bit.ly/3EH8fepWEBINAR- Supply Chain Planning: How to go beyond S&OP in 2023: http://bit.ly/3ZTfmJ2This episode is hosted by Scott Luton and Greg White. For additional information, please visit our dedicated show page at: https://supplychainnow.com/RPM-accelerates-growth-market-forward-turvo-tms-1092
RPM - Reflections on Private Markets
In this episode of RPM, Bhavika Vyas, managing director and member of the Responsible Investing Team, as well as special guest Julio Friedmann, chief scientist at Carbon Direct, join co-host Maribel Yoo to discuss the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA). They cover: An overview of the IRA (00:32); Scope and impact (06:51); Transforming business models (10:14) Considerations for investors (17:18); and Future policies and regulation (26:15) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Friend of the show Gerry Schaefer, aka Hunter Hughson, returns to the podcast after a three year hiatus, and we catch up on all of the interesting things he’s been up to, including the Hindsight virtual RPM meet he’s associated The post Download the March 2023 Crew Call (Vol. 4-2)With Mike Rose! appeared first on Crew Call With Mike Rose.
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We explore how these two friends came together, what motivated Adam and why Josh felt the need to help his friend out.
For additional notes and resources check out Douglas' website.Interesting facts about JamesJames appears immediately after Acts in many early NTs.Some scholars think James was the first NT document to be written (sometime in the 40s). (Many conservative scholars believe Galatians is the oldest, penned in 48.) Note: James the brother of the Lord was executed in 62.James has 108 verses—about the same length as Philippians, 1 Timothy, 1 Peter, and 1 John. (The Sermon on the Mount, by way of comparison, is 111 verses in length.)The first-century Jewish writer and statesman Josephus devotes more of his history to James than to Jesus.James eventually overtook Peter as the most influential leader in the Jerusalem church community (evident in Acts 15).The recording features the translation of British N.T. scholar Ralph P. Martin, as found in The Word Biblical Commentary 48: James (Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1988), 3-217. (That's why I call this version "RPM.")Next in 40 Days in James: "The Chair and the Floor"
For additional notes and resources check out Douglas' website.There are five important themes in the latter part of James 1 (vs.19-27), the first three of which we examined in the previous reflection:Restraint of hasty desirePractical obedience to God's WordReception of the Word with humilityConcern for defenseless members of the communityTurning from the ways of the world1:26-27Profanity, gossip, slander, lying, perjury, babbling—and talking about obeying God but not actually doing it."Worthless" – 1:26 parallels 2:26.Religion is “the celebration of God and the discovery of his will for our lives” (Richard Holloway).Concern for defenseless members of the community connected with turning from the ways of the world, as in Ezekiel 16:49.Pollution.What is the evidence most churches ignore 1:26-27?The fellowship isn't stratified – we tend to be one social or economic class. We may help the needy, but how close are we to them?General apathy re: the vulnerable.Ignorance of the strong OT mandate to care for orphans and widows (Exod 22:21; Deut 10:18; 14:28; 16:11, 14; 24:17-21; 26:12-13; 27:19; Ps 68:5; Isa 1:17; Jer 5:28; Ezek 22:7; Zech 7:10)—plus aliens!General lack of compassion towards refugees.Aloofness from dire issues (human trafficking, famine, civil wars, poverty—the list is endless). We tend to give lip service rather than getting involved in a costly, relational, and meaningful way.We spend plenty of money on worldly purchases (homes, cars, vacations, nice clothes…), but nearly 0% to help the needy.We may donate for disaster relief, or support solid Christian charities, but are we bringing the poor into the fellowship?Most churches give a minuscule percentage of their budget to assist the weak and vulnerable—but spend large amounts on salaries and buildings.Do we realize that the poor / working class / slaves were the majority in the early church? The NT church collected money as necessary for the needy—this was by far the primary item in their "budget" (if they had one).I don't mean to paint every congregation with the same brush. Certainly there are numerous exemplary exceptions. But looking at Christendom worldwide, I think this is a fair criticism. (Do you?)Summary (Jas 1:19-25 and 1:26-27)Trust in God > the power of human will (anger)Let's look into the Word and be honest about what we seeLet's humbly receive the implanted word, which can save usGet rid of all moral filthCareless speech is not a matter of indifference to our GodNor is caring for the needy optionalMere talk about the needy makes our religion worthless.Let's be champions for the powerless, for the vulnerableThis will rewrite rejecting the world and its anti-God valuesFreedom comes with obedienceNext time: James 1-5 read in the RPM version
Meta annonce l'ajout de fonctionnalités sur les reels FacebookFidèle à ses principes, après le succès conformé des réels sur Instagram, le groupe Meta annonce l'évolution du format sur Facebook.Pas de grandes nouveautés à l'horizon mais le Reels semble bien se porter sur Facebook donc Zuck passe à la vitesse supérieure.Au menu, le passage de la limite de durée à 90s pour plus de divertissement .Pour rappel sur TikTok on en est à 10m et 60s sur YouTube shorts.Meta ajouté aussi la possibilité de transformer ses « souvenirs Facebook » en réels.Cette fonction souvenirs est aujourd'hui utilisée par des millions de personnes chaque jour, c'est clairement un délire bien Facebook.L'ajout de Grooves la fonction qui ajuste le son sur vos mouvements.Et pour finir l'ajout de modèles comme sur Insta.sourceLinkedIn permet désormais d'optimiser les articles pour le SEODans un post publié le 23 février dernier Keren Baruch product manager chez Linkedin a officiellement annoncé de nouvelles fonctionnalités. Destinées à améliorer la visibilité des utilisateurs et simplifier leurs actions de communication, ces nouveautés concernent principalement la personnalisation et la mise en avant des articles.Ce premier teasing ne t'aura peut être pas aidé à comprendre mais c'est clairement un News assez ouf, on va pouvoir faire du SEO dans Linkedin et donc donner plus de visibilité à certains contenus.Pour le moment ça concerne le format articles et les newsletters et vous pourrez optimiser le titre et la description.Lorsque vous créée un nouvel article, il faut vous rendre dans le menu de publication, accessible en haut à gauche, puis de cliquer sur « préférences »C'est là que se trouvent les deux fameux champs à renseigner :Titre SEO (limité à 60 caractères, espaces compris)Description SEO (limité à 160 mots)Autre subtilité que j'ai découverte et qui fait le lien avec cette actu: Je cherchais l'autre jour dans Google le nom d'un client, histoire de faire un bon vieux stalk.Et là, dans la section images des résultats, je vois une photo de Thibault. Le Thibault. Je décide de cliquer et de suivre la piste du Thibault. Et bien figure toi que cette image que je ai vu remonter était là cover d'une vidéo postée par Thibault du son Linkedin et que la personne en question avait simplement liké son post. Google fait donc le lien entre toi et des contenus avec lesquels tu interagis sur Linkedin.source1 mois de monétisation pour shorts et un résultat décevantCela fait un mois que YouTube a lancé le partage de ses revenus publicitaire du format shorts avec ses créateurs de contenu et le bilan est plutôt bof.Plusieurs créateurs se sont exprimés et notamment Zack King le célèbre magicien et illusionniste. Sur le mois dernier, il aurait touché environ 2900$ pour 200M de vues soit un RPM à 0,02€ . Certains ont remonté atteindre les 4ct mais cela reste faible selon eux.Mais encore une fois, comme le note Zach, c'est toujours mieux que le Creator Fund de TikTok, et mieux que les offres actuelles de monétisation d'Instagram pour Reels.King note en outre qu'il y a des avantages élargis dans les shorts, en ce qui concerne l'exposition et le renforcement de sa marque, par opposition à la monétisation directe.Pour lui qui bosse exclusivement sur de la vidéo, aucun doute que YouTube reste la plateforme la plus rémunératrice pour les créateurs et il voit clairement l'intérêt des shorts comme vecteurs de trafic vers sa chaîne.sourceBluesky nouveau Twitter.L'ancien boss est cofondateur de Twitter, Jack Dorsey, viens de lancer son nouveau réseau social !Ça s'appelle Bluesky, et c'est pour l'instant sur iOS.C'est une version bêta fermée qui vient d'être lancé et qui a pour but de concurrencer Twitter et Mastodon.Pour y accéder, il faut pour l'instant s'inscrire sur une liste d'attente, mais l'accès à ce réseau social ne devrait être possible que par invitation.Un peu comme club-house pouvait fonctionner quand il avait démarré.Bluesky semble se rapprocher énormément du fonctionnement de Twitter.On retrouverait en anglais, quoi de neuf, avec la possibilité de créer des publications avec photo aussi.une Timeline, et un onglet de recherche.Ce qui est drôle, c'est que Bluesky était à la base un projet financé par Twitter, lorsque Jack Dorsey en était le boss.Puis, en 2021, la plate-forme est devenue indépendante, tout en restant sous la direction de Jack Dorsey. Ce dernier qui a toujours eu une vision des réseaux sociaux, un peu différente, des autres, grands patrons du social, média, expliquait que pour lui, il fallait qu'un réseau social ne soit pas contrôlé par des entreprises ou des gouvernements, mais seulement par les auteurs des publications sur la plate-forme.Si après que Twitter soit passé demain de Jack Dorsey a Elon Musk, le premier des deux arrive à relancer un nouveau réseau social qui viendrait concurrence et Twitter, ça serait très très fort ! SourceAccord parental obligatoire sur les réseaux en FranceLe 2 mars dernier, l'Assemblée nationale française a adopté en première lecture une proposition de loi visant à instaurer une majorité numérique à 15 ans.Dès 2018, la législation européenne demander l'instauration d'une majorité numérique entre 13 et 16 ans. Jusque-là, cette majorité n'avait pas encore été appliquée.Mais demain avec cette loi, un jeune de moins de 15 ans devrait avoir un accord parental pour accéder aux plates-formes sociales.Cet accord parental fonctionne donc pour les 13 15 ans. En dessous de 15 ans, les réseaux sociaux restent interdit.Comment ça va fonctionner ?L'État français devrait exiger des plates-formes qu'elle mette en place elle-même une solution technique pour la validation de l'âge ou du consentement parental.En cas de manquement, une amende pourrait être infligée jusqu'à 1 % du chiffre d'affaires mondiale de l'entreprise. Instagram avait déjà annoncé tester des solutions de reconnaissance faciale. Par intelligence artificielle, il pourrait aussi exister des contrôles via Card, identité ou témoignage social.Ces solutions jusque-là a été testé qu'aux États-Unis sans élargissement à notre pays.Hâte de voir comment cela peut se déployer.SourceSérie Netflix sur le Tour de FranceVous avez dû voir passer ce Teaser incroyable sur une série sur le Tour de France.C'est Netflix, qui, après avoir lancé sa série sur la Formule 1, et avoir populariser ce sport à nouveau, s'attaque maintenant autour de France.Huit épisode qui sortiront en juin 2023 et raconterons le dernier tour de France 2 2022 afin de nous chauffer pour celui de Julia 2023.Comme vous le savez si on aime le tour de France, et on devrait voir cette série envahir les réseaux sociaux. . . . Le Super Daily est le podcast quotidien sur les réseaux sociaux. Il est fabriqué avec une pluie d'amour par les équipes de Supernatifs.Nous sommes une agence social media basée à Lyon : https://supernatifs.com/. Ensemble, nous aidons les entreprises à créer des relations durables et rentables avec leurs audiences. Ensemble, nous inventons, produisons et diffusons des contenus qui engagent vos collaborateurs, vos prospects et vos consommateurs.
Now that Adele has a bunch of shows under her belt at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, we dive into what people are saying. "Weekends with Adele" is the hottest ticket in town. Is the price of her ticket worth it? We call up KCAL Los Angeles producer and guest booker, Phil Berman. He recently travelled to Las Vegas just to see the show. We get him on the phone to spill all the details! Las Vegas' airport is also experiencing some extra delays. One of the trams is under maintenance. Find out if it will affect you and what you can do to avoid long wait times. Lynx Air now has flights from Canada to Las Vegas. They recently had their inaugural flight complete with showgirls! We talk about some favorite restaurant bars that we recently went to, on or near the strip. Keith Urban kicks off his residency show at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood. We are going! In our tips segment... a place you can make candles and sip some bubbly and details on how you can book a Halo.Car for FREE during the month of March. VegasNearMe App If it's fun to do or see, it's on VegasNearMe. The only app you'll need to navigate Las Vegas. Support the showFollow us on Instagram: @vegas.revealedFollow us on Twitter: @vegasrevealedFollow us on TikTok: @vegas.revealedWebsite: Vegas-Revealed.com
In this episode Melissa Brown is joined by, Aparna Pujar, Founder and CEO of Zemplee, an innovative remote patient monitoring company that is rethinking RPM from the ground up and innovating in meaningful ways.
RPM - Reflections on Private Markets
In this episode of RPM, Lisa Larsson, managing director on our portfolio management team, joins co-host Michael Venne to discuss the recently trending net asset value (NAV) lending. They discuss: The definition of NAV lending (0:48); Why NAV lending is regaining popularity in recent times (02:36); How the heightened interest rate environment is affecting the performance of these structures (07:48); How potential buyers can get comfortable with taking part in one of these transactions (10:58). See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Introduction - James 5 Today the Bible is going to talk to us about money and our attitude toward acquiring it. In every modern society there have always been three classes of people: The poor, The middle class, and The wealthy. And for as long as those classes have existed people have bemoaned the economic disparity between these classes. Now, interestingly the Bible doesn't comment very much about the systems which create the economic disparity. The Bible almost feels carelessly indifferent toward the harsh machinery that causes the massive wealth gaps. The Bible just seems to accept the fact that these classes will exist. The rich will exist. - Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar's. Augustus Caesar died in 17 AD so Jesus grew up under this emperor. Did you know that Augustus Caesar was the richest man that ever lived. He personally owned 1/5 of the wealth of the Roman empire. That's like the equivalent of 4.6 trillion dollars. And Jesus just says, render unto Caesar that which is Caesar's. - "The poor you will always have." - To the Roman soldier he says, "Be content with your wages." - Paul says, "If you find yourself a slave, obey your master not only to the just but also to the unjust." - If you are a master, he says, "Masters, treat your bondservants justly and fairly, knowing that you also have a Master in heaven." Instead of commenting on the system that creates these economic disparities, he just gives commands on how to honor the Lord in your station of life, wherever you find yourself. Because, after all, most slaves complain. Most rich people are selfish. Most middle class people complain about their pay. So if you can be different, the light of Christ will shine brightly. Now that doesn't mean that the rich, middle class and poor are the same. These different classes will struggle differently. There are different temptations associated with those different social positions. So depending on where you are in the Bible, you will have different commands to different social classes. Today James wants to address the wealthy. He wants to address the rich. The rich are generally respected in the world, but James is reminding us that it is scary possible to be very wealthy and be very weak in faith or to have no faith at all. It is very common for those things to go together. And there's a reason they go together. Consider a natural habitat like a jungle. Every natural habitat has its own unique species of plants or animals that thrive in that habitat. A jungle is perfectly suited to grow giant trees, giant spiders, fruit, jaguars, wild boars, etc. Jungle conditions are required for these things to survive. Well, the habitat of wealth, the environment of wealth is very conducive to self-indulgence. It just breeds it. It just cultivates it. It's the perfect conditions for self-indulgence to thrive. And self-indulgence, 10 times out of 10, puts out the flame of faith. Now, wealth doesn't guarantee self-indulgence. There are plenty of wealthy people who are not self-indulgent. But talk to any one of those people and you will discover that to have wealth and not be self-indulgent takes constant weeding, constant maintenance, constant pruning to cut back that unwanted natural tendency. So let's see what James has to say about wealth. James, tell me what you really think. James is being quite direct. There are certain temptations associated with wealth and at the top of the list is self-indulgence. And James is warning you, if you succumb to that temptation, it will rot your soul. So what we are going to observe in the passage is four characteristics of this corrosive self-indulgence. To avoid self-indulgence, here are four things you are going to have to constantly prune and weed and cut back. Here's four characteristics of self-indulgence. The clear idea here in the first three verses is that this rich person whose core heart sin is self-indulgence has acquired more than he needed. At the end of verse 3 the ESV translates it, "you have laid up treasure in the last days." But I like the way the NIV does, "You have hoarded wealth." You have hoarded treasure. It's a better translation because hoarding is a negative term. So this becomes for us another test of genuine faith. Genuine faith does not hoard wealth. If your faith is weak, then you hoard. That's what weak faith does. Now HOW hoarding and faith are related is important to see and we can easily illustrate this from the OT. Do you remember the children of Israel when they were out in the wilderness, the Bible says that God would provide for them manna every day. But they were only supposed to gather a day's worth. They were not to gather any more than one day's worth of manna. What was the purpose of that exercise? It was to teach them to trust that God would provide for them. He said to them, "I don't want you to hoard. I only want you to gather what you need for that day. I don't want you to gather into the pantry a month's worth of food because then you are going to forget about me. You will trust in your pantry instead of in me." So he intentionally told them to trust in God BY NOT HOARDING. I will provide for your needs. Now very predictably we are told that some of them did not have faith. Well, I know God said this stuff will come tomorrow, but what if doesn't. There's plenty now and I don't want to be hungry. And so they hoarded. They took more than they needed for the day. And God made that food rot. Worms came pouring out of the manna. He graciously allowed the resource to fail them so that they would learn to trust not in the manna but in the God of the manna. To trust in Him instead of His gifts. Over time, as God proved himself faithful, again and again, every day there was the manna, they learned to trust and they stopped hoarding. So do you see how faith is related to hoarding? Genuine faith doesn't hoard. Genuine faith doesn't worry that it's up to me to provide for tomorrow and I've got to worry, worry, worry because right now it's pouring money and I've got to strike while the iron is hot, I've got to make hay while there's sun, and who knows how long this season of plenty is going to last, and I've got to fill my barns because the drought might come. I've got to live like Joseph in the 7 years of plenty because famine is coming. - I am in charge of my future security. - I need to fortify myself against danger. - I need to insulate myself with every conceivable financial advantage so that the unforeseen disasters of the world don't destroy me. That's faithless living folks. Genuine faith doesn't think like that. Now it's easy to get upset at this point, and perhaps you are upset right now, "What are you saying? Are you saying I'm not supposed to save? I'm not supposed to work hard? Should I just empty my 401k? Live paycheck to paycheck? Is that the idea? The easy way to answer that is by making a distinction between hoarding and saving. The Bible is pro-saving and anti-hoarding. In fact, there are plenty of places in the Bible where God rebukes those who do not save and do not work hard. God wants us to be like ants. Do you remember the Proverbs? Some people hear, live by faith and they think, "Sweet, I never liked work anyway. I'm going to trust God." That attitude is the attitude of the sluggard. Paul says, "You don't work; you don't eat." The sluggard never thinks about tomorrow. They are buried in debt, paycheck to paycheck, reckless spending. If you know a rent payment is coming, then don't go buy that new toy. Save for expenses you know will be present. Some day you will not be able to physically work so prepare. That's a basic concept that the Bible approves of. The Bible is not against saving; it's against hoarding. Now here's where this gets real. When we hear this, everybody says, "Okay, I hear what you are saying, but this is so unclear. Where does it turn from necessary spending to greedy self-indulgence?" How do I distinguish between a need, a want, a luxury? - If I buy a $5k car is that self-indulgence? What about $10k? What about $10,001? - Is it okay to buy a 40" TV, 50", 60" 70"? See you are legalistic. All these decisions are so arbitrary. And in kicking up all this sand, in demanding precise answers to unanswerable questions, in demanding all this nuance, we nuance away the command. This is what is known in formal logic as the fallacy of the beard. The fallacy of the beard goes like this. How many hairs make a beard? Does one hair? No of course not. Does two? No. Does 10? Some JH boys think so. And so the reasoning goes, if you can't tell me the exact number of hairs that make a beard, then I've caught you! Beards don't exist. Just because you can't name a number, doesn't mean that there isn't a point where it becomes a beard. And just because you can't easily define self-indulgence, just because you throw your hands up and say, "Well, who could possibly define that?" Doesn't mean that it doesn't exist. As soon as you start challenging the concept of self-indulgence, you are probably self-indulgent. The point is you need to draw a line. You better figure out between you and the Lord what that means in your life. If you haven't drawn those lines, you will become it. Where's the lifestyle cap? Where's the limit where enough is enough. The more money you make, the greater a distance there ought to be between the lifestyle you live and the lifestyle you're capable of living. No Christian should live as well as they're capable of. Nobody. Why? Because, Christ commands us to give some away. Do you have a way of answering the question, "What is a necessity and what is a luxury?" If you don't have a way to do that, then your lifestyle will eternally creep up with your income. If you have not created a cap, then there is no cap. At the peak of Rockefeller's wealth he had 1% of the wealth of the U.S. economy. He had in today's money the equivalent of around 300 billion dollars which makes our modern day billionaires look like paupers. When asked how much is enough, his answer was, "A little bit more." Corrosiveness of Wealth Now why is James/God so concerned about acquiring too much? Is he trying to destroy our happiness? ON THE CONTRARY! He's trying to protect it. He says, if you hoard wealth, it will rot you from the inside out. Look at the imagery here. He talks about the gold, the silver standing in judgment against them. He talks about that hoarded wealth corroding. Let me ask you, when do things corrode? Things corrode when they are not in use. If you take a brand new car, purchase it, park it in your driveway and come back in 30 years, it won't start. It will be worthless. The engine will have seized up. And everybody will look at that purchase and say, "That was a waste!" Why? Can't you do what you want with your money? No, we all know that money needs to be applied to noble, worthwhile purposes. And you know what is a terrible purpose. Self-indulgence. Money spent on pampering self is a bad use of money. When that money just sits in the bank, unused for God's purposes, it just has a corrosive effect on your heart. If you are not taking your money and using it to awakening people's hearts to the glory of Christ, helping people, using it to undo the ugly effects of sin, helping the poor, if you're not putting your money into people, using it to make a difference in the lives of people, it's corroding. If you just take your talent and bury it in the ground, just sort of sit on it, the money will rot your soul like Gollum in the cave with his precious. But we can go even one step further. You know what that is really saying? It's not so much cause and effect. It's not so much, love money and it will cause your soul to rot. It's more a statement of fact. It's saying if you love money, I'm sorry to say, but your soul has already rotted. It's saying if you sit on piles of money and have no plans to use that money for God and his people, it's a sign your heart is dead. The only kind of flesh that rots is dead flesh. So if you see the vultures circling, there must be something dead. Here's a test that never lies: When all you have to live for is money, you know your soul has died. Cheating Others So the first characteristic of the corrosive nature of self-indulgence is desiring more than we need. If you have wealth, that's something you are going to have to constantly prune in your life. There's a second thing he says here. Now notice what the text says here. When you love money, you have a tendency to take people for all they're worth. You have a tendency to step on people for your own financial gain. People are tools. You treat people like tools. People are like drills. How do you think about drills? You think about a drill like this: I don't want to use my precious fingernail to bore a hole into this beam. So I'll abuse my drill instead. You toss it on the ground when you aren't using it and let it get rained on. When you do need it: - you just run them at max RPM, - you ignore the horrible screeching sounds it's making and you plow them into your project, - you let them do all the hard work, - you burn them out, - and the poor thing is smoking hot, it's burnt wires and you throw them aside and say, "This piece of junk burnt out in 2 years. - They don't make 'em like they used to. - Oh well, there's more where that came from." James is saying, "If you think of people like that, that's criminal." That's the expression of self-indulgence. If you are boss, do you have a tendency to underpay people, to pay the minimum you can get away with. Or maybe the wage is fair, but you keep trying to extract more and more out of your employees. You under-appreciate. You demand more and more. Expectations for availability and response time increase. What is driving that? Is it, really at the end of the day, concern for self or is it concern for others? Is it concern for your bottom line and not theirs? That's the corrosive self-indulgence James warns against. The opposite of self-indulgence is others-indulgent. So to indulge your employees is to pay more than they would normally get. You are indulging them in greater benefits than the competition. You are indulging them with more time off than other comparable jobs. Instead of asking more of your existing employees you hire at your expense. So that's the second characteristic of self-indulgence that James points out. Here's the third. Now we see this at two points in the text. Back up in verse one there's this really interesting point. What's up with that phrase, "In the last days." You've stored up treasure "in the last days." It's a really intriguing phrase. We see another hint of it in verse 5. You have lived in luxury ON EARTH. You have fattened your hearts in 'A DAY OF SLAUGHTER.' What is this last day and the day of slaughter he is referencing? How is that related to hoarding wealth? The imagery all through here is imagery of judgment. Notice in verse 4 The Lord of hosts. In Hebrew the word host is literally the word for armies. And it's used to describe God as this powerful leader of both earthly and heavenly armies. So James is saying, "In the name of the Lord Almighty, in the name of the God of the armies of Israel whom you have defied, in the name of the Lord of the heavenly hosts who you have defied..." REPENT before the day of judgment falls. This is a call to repent. God is holy, powerful and determined to judge those who infringe his commandments. And one of his commands is to not love money. Here's the entire point James is making. People who have too much concern for money or whose lifestyle is so important they are willing to sacrifice others, their eschatology isn't straight. They are living for luxury ON EARTH. But that's all going to end in a blink of an eye. To be greedy IN THIS LIFE is to accumulate indictments and charges against yourself in the day of judgment. All the self-indulgence of this life will be evidence of your love of money rather than your love of the Lord. That wasteful spending on self, or that wasteful saving without any purpose, will come back as a witness against you in the "last days." James is making the point that the rich here, instead of acting to avoid that judgment, are, by their selfish indulgence, incurring greater guilt. They are like cattle being fattened for the kill. Think about the judgment day. Repent! Give, give, give it away. Many card games are set up like this. When the first person goes out, you count up your points. And all those cards left in your hand count against you. That's how God wants you to think about your wealth. Sure you need those high face cards to make purchases, buy a house and car, but you have more than you need so give, spend, go out giving. Have nothing left in your hand. That's the Bible's view of money. James is basically saying, "If you hoard wealth, - you've forgotten about the fact that Jesus Christ could come back any time and the curtain could come down. - You've forgotten all of your gold and all of your silver will rust. - You've forgotten those high face cards will be counted against you not for you. - You've forgotten the distinction between temporal value and eternal value." Don't be like the rich fool who spends his entire life investing in wealth to be stored. He put all his money in barns, realized he didn't have big enough barns, so he tore down his barns to build bigger ones and then he died. What good is his money now? Every Christian ought to believe in prosperity theology. It's just a question of timing. Do we prosper now or in heaven? Here's the problem with this last verse. The translators here have made a decision for you and you can't see it. So your understanding of the text is hijacked by a decision that a translator made for you. You didn't even know there was translation decision to be made. When you read this you assume that the rich person used his power and influence to murder the poor, right? But there's an alternate way of translating this text. Here's a little Bible study tip. If ever you want to know the most literal possible translation of the Bible, open up a translation called the Young's Literal Translation. Robert Young translated this in 1862 for this exact purpose. He was pretty frustrated at the number of translation decisions that translators made for you. What this guy did was just literally translate word for word without any attempt at readability. So if you don't know Greek, this is kind of the next best thing. It's helpful sometimes to see the kinds of decisions translators have made in order to make the text more readable. Here's YLT. Literally, in the Greek, this is what James says, "You have condemned and murdered the righteous One (singular) who does not oppose you. You have condemned and murdered the righteous One." The "righteous One" is what it says, literally. "who does not oppose you." You see, most of the translators say, "Well, in the context here, James must be talking about the rich person somehow killing the poor." First of all that would be pretty extreme behavior going on in the church. There's not really any evidence of this. But secondly, and more importantly, it doesn't say that. It says you murder the "righteous One." - It doesn't say you have murdered "the righteous ones." plural. - It doesn't say you have murdered "the righteous poor." - It says you have murdered "the righteous One." I would expect if he were talking about a poor man, it would say, you have murdered him and because he was poor he was not able to oppose you. But that's not what it says. It says, "you have murdered the righteous one who does not oppose you." It's saying that righteous one who was murdered could have opposed you but chose not to. He voluntarily did not oppose. I think this is a reference to Christ. So what is he saying? James says ultimately the reason - you're so concerned about money and the reason - you're grasping at it - you're abusing your employees like drills - you're stepping on people - you're fretting about money You know why? Because you have forgotten the RIGHTEOUS One who was betrayed for 30 pieces of silver, but he didn't resist. He voluntarily died for you. You have forgotten what he has done for you. Your behavior in self-indulgence is the behavior that put Jesus on the cross. Have you forgotten that it was self-indulgence that put him there? The GREAT sin, the greatest sin, the sin of sins is loving self. It's indulging self. It's making the world about self. It's worship of self. You want to know what ultimately rots your soul? Loving yourself. Don't forget what Jesus has done. Jesus died to save you from loving self. This whole deal about money is just a symptom at the very top. Get to the root. The root issue is that God wants you to look at that man hanging on a cross and see him bleeding, see the thorns. Stare at them. Look at the spear in the side. Fix your eyes on it. Jesus died that death to save you from the sin of self-indulgence. From the sin of thinking that you are the center of the universe and that all the wealth and money and riches of the world ought to be funneled to you to make you happy. Jesus died to save you from thinking that God gave you money to elevate and deify self. That's what he died for. He died for self-worshipers. Let that sink in. That's why the bloodied Jesus hangs on the cross. Will you now, say "Thank you Lord for dying for my self-indulgence and then continue to use your money for self in a self-indulgent way?" Are we now just going to go about life thinking about how to pamper ourselves? Are we just going to lazily spend without a budget and not think about the RIGHTEOUS One who is worth more than all the gold and silver, who died and did not resist because he loves you. Take Responsibility I want to end with a call to be courageous. What is courage? Courage is the ability to do something that is frightening. Here's something that takes incredible courage. Stand up and speak the words, "I take full responsibility for my idolatrous heart. I am the self-indulgent sinner who nailed Christ to the cross. My credit card statements say so. My bank balances say so. Look at my receipts." We need to take full responsibility for how we think/believe and act. You and I are not robots forced to respond to the stimulus around us. We are free-standing moral agents. And as free standing moral agents we have been given the ability to love differently. - We have been given the ability to set our affections on things above, not on things that are on earth. - We have been given the ability to look not at the things which are seen but at the things which are unseen. - We have been given freedom to love the Lord our God with all our hearts all our souls and all our minds and love our neighbor as ourselves....to not indulge self. So, as Americans, most of us are wealthy. Most of us need to prune, prune, prune, weed, weed and weed these ugly self-indulgent attitudes out of the heart. Let's do that right now as we close.
Like, subscribe, and leave a review! Use code OHNO for free shipping on any item over at our Teespring store! Use code OHNO10 for 10% off over at discbaron.com Linktree: /ohnodiscgolf Instagram: @ohnodiscgolf Facebook: /ohnodiscgolf Twitter: @ohnodiscgolf Tiktok: @ohnodiscgolf Youtube: Search OH NO Disc Golf Patreon: /ohnodiscgolf Notes from the Episode Introductions: 1st 1000 Rated NZ Disc Golfer and too young to be on this podcast: Levi Stout This years South Island Disc golf Champion: Ethan Stout You know you love the one and only Bray Marsden Questions Levi and Ethan why don't you tell us all a little bit about yourself? Bray tell us about what's new? Is disc golf a family thing? Is there a younger Stout to keep an eye out for? How did you guys find the sport? Was there a lot of competition between you too when you first started? Lets Talk about sponsors Levi i understand you are with local manufacturer RPM. How is that? What are some of your go-tos from them? Plan on sticking around there for awhile? Ethan you are on Discraft underground how is that going? Any plans for the near future? Bray what discs you trying out? Anything kicking stuff out your bag? I heard from a little birdie(bray) you plan on competing at Junior Am Worlds. How excited are you for that? Do you know when and where? What other goals do you guys have for this year? How's the course looking for NZ Nationals? Has there been any practice rounds yet? What's the toughest hole? What's your favorite hole? How does it feel going into Nationals on your home course? I hear you guys have the #1 and #2 course record. What was your biggest Oh No moment on the course? What are each of yours biggest Weakness and Strength in disc golf? Where can everyone follow you and your journey?
QUESTIONS ASKED ON THE SHOW How important is shock rebound on the left front when running a chain limiter? How much is reliability affected on a 604 by running 6800 RPM vs. say 6600 or 6700? Do we get any extra dyno time if we bring a case of beer? Each week, Kate Dillon from Crate Insider and Steve Hendren from Hendren Racing Engines go live on the Crate Insider Facebook page and Crate Insider YouTube Channel to chat about world events, random things, and to answer tech questions. To watch the podcast on Crate Insider's YouTube channel, click here.
In THE News! February 16, 2023. In the news this week are earnings reports from Sherwin-Williams, PPG and RPM. As well as forecasts from all three for a challenging 2023 for paint sellers! Plus, what body part Sherwin chief executive John Morikis most resembles when he bullies his employees!
RPM - Reflections on Private Markets
Over the next five years, private capital assets under management are projected to grow from $10 trillion to $17 trillion. One of the leading reasons: the individual investor. In this episode of RPM, Bob Long, CEO of StepStone Private Wealth joins Michael Venne to discuss this trend. Among other things they cover: The historical barriers to entry (3:24); The emergence of tender funds (8:12); An overview of two of our retail products (12:48); and Liquidity management (18:56) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Modernize or Die ® Podcast - CFML News Edition
In This Episode, You Will Learn: A simple 3 step framework to get UNSTUCK, defeat procrastination and overcome overwhelm. Resources + Links: Make 2023 the LAST year you set WEIGHT LOSS as a goal! https://fitnessproject.kartra.com/page/2023TFPlivetraining Check out our client transformations! https://thefitnessproject.us/client-transformations/ Join us in our Facebook community | Conquer the Day Facebook Group Want to lose 10 - 20+ lbs, increase energy and strength WITHOUT having to spend all your time on fitness? APPLY TO WORK WITH US! Tag us in an Instagram Story with your biggest takeaway @conquerthedaypodcast Connect with Lindsey Rago Instagram | @raygobomb Facebook | @lindseyrago Connect with Brian Pickowicz Instagram | @brianpickowicz Show Notes: What are you procrastinating right now that would move you towards the results you want to see in your life? We all know that feeling of being “stuck”. In this episode, we're sharing a simple 3 step framework to change the habit to procrastinate and allow overwhelm to get the best of you. This 3 step framework applies to everything in life from your health and finances, to relationships! Tune in for an example of how a client of ours is applying these tools to quit smoking, and how you can choose actions that give you the results you want! 02:00 The power of taking ownership of each of our decisions. 05:15 How to use the RPM method to break patterns and reset! 07:00 What is the result you want to produce? 09:20 What is the purpose or meaning behind what you want to do? 11:00 The power of asking yourself what action you need to take today. 15:00 How a client is changing old patterns to quit smoking.
Road to Redline : The Porsche and Car Podcast
We visited RPM Technik this week to discuss the merits of track days with RPM's Greig Daly, with advice on attempting your first track day, plus choice anecdotes from the ‘Ring and riding with Porsche works driver Lars Kern. The boys also discuss the virtues of a road trip and values of air-cooled 911s – are their prices too inflated?Want to join in the fun on track? Take a look at RPM's 2023 track day calendar via www.rpmtechnik.co.uk and give them a follow @RPMtechnik on instagram.#spreadthelove9wrMax is not sure if he should share this as Charles and Andy have so many cool bits for sale, check out @cotswoldroadandrace for Motoring Books, Racing Memorabilia & Automobilia.Andy has been cruising YouTube again, this week he has found the @tonsofgas channel, a collection of 80 and 90's cars from the fairly normal to a fantastic DP 930.9WERKS Radio' @9werks.radio is your dedicated Porsche and car podcast, taking you closer than ever to the world's finest sports cars and the culture and history behind them. The show is brought to you by 9werks.co.uk, the innovative online platform for Porsche enthusiasts. Hosted by Porsche Journalist Lee Sibley @9werks_lee, 993 owner and engineer Andy Brookes @993andy and obsessive Porsche enthusiast & magazine junkie Max Newman @maxripcor, with special input from friends and experts around the industry, including you, our valued listeners.If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support us by joining the 9WERKS Driven (Not Hidden) Collective you can do so by hitting the link below, your support would be greatly appreciated.Support the show
RPM - Reflections on Private Markets
In this episode of RPM, Aditya Raina and Laura White, two members of our Private Equity team, join co-host Maribel Yoo to discuss StepStone's 2023 outlook for private equity. They discuss: Key market observations and its impact on the PE fundraising environment (00:48); PE transaction activity (02:48); Secondary market opportunity for the PE asset class (09:40); ESG considerations and impact investing in PE (12:34); and Opportunities across market cycles (17:32) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Modernize or Die ® Podcast - CFML News Edition
RPM - Reflections on Private Markets
Nature provides the building blocks for civilization, arable soil, air and water filtration, ore and minerals for extraction, and economic and recreational opportunities. In almost any other context, you would expect to pay for these services. But with nature, we are wont to expect these things for nothing. Hence the title for the white paper we released late last year, “We don't value nature.”As financiers and economists, we are wont to look at nature and try to derive an ROI. And for that reason, institutions have underrated nature—the returns were not competitive with other asset classes. Part of the reason for that is society had not properly placed a price on all the benefits and pleasure it derives from nature. And by doing so, the thinking goes, nature will find a place in investors' portfolios. On this episode of RPM, Susanne Tavill, StepStone's Head of Responsible Investment, discusses nature-based investing. Among other things we discuss: How better pricing can help resolve the nature crisis (9:39); The relationship between climate and nature investing (13:40); The challenges investors are facing in building a nature-based portfolio (20:32); COP15: where it succeeded and how it can improve (23:12); and How the digital divide has been a two-way street (28:58). See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
RPM - Reflections on Private Markets
In this episode of RPM, Ariel Goldblatt and Mark Tsang, senior members of our private debt team join co-host Maribel Yoo to discuss StepStone's 2023 outlook for private debt. They discuss: Key drivers impacting the private debt market (00:43); Why invest in private debt in this market (03:33); Factors driving the growth and performance of private credit (05:45) The current investment environment in the next 12 months (07:43); and The difference between defense and offense when it comes to private debt (10:48) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Episode 249, Jazz For Lovers, presents jazz performed by a baker's dozen vocal artists including Frank Sinatra, Helen Ward, Nat King Cole, Louise Tobin, Ella Fitzgerald and Dinah Washington. 45 RPM, Music of the... Read More The post Episode 249, Jazz For Lovers appeared first on Sam Waldron.
So glad that I was able to catch up with a good friend of mine for the first episode of season 2. In this episode Sarah Rose tells us about her non-traditional path to getting where she is now as an Owner/Broker of Wallace, RPM. We talk about work-life balance and how she manages to keep family first all the while managing her company. I hope you listen any enjoy! Instagram: how.theydidit
Why Are We Shouting? with Jill Salzman
What's in this episode:Remember that time when an advertiser asked you what your newsletter's CPC or RPM or CPM was? Did they ever ask how your audience felt upon seeing their ad?It's time to set things straight about the ways in which we interact with the people that might pay us. The next time you talk to a sponsor that's looking for exposure to your audience and they're focused on calculating clicks, may this episode serve as your reminder to remind them that people are not stats, no matter how much the world's tried to convince us all that we are.Folks + Things mentioned in this episode:* that ad guy, Jeff* The newsletter I reference – subscribe here* The Founding Moms Got Q's? Jill's Got A's.* Wanna get your Q's A'd in a future episode?* Perhaps you wanna sponsor an episode? (Hint, hint…)Talk to me! Text or call (708) 872-7878 so that we can make your dreams come true.Got thoughts, comments, or questions about the episode you just heard? Leave a comment below.See you soon,jill This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit jillsalzman.substack.com
#98: Serial entrepreneur and best-selling author Dan Martell joins Chris to talk about buying back time. They discuss the value of adopting the right mindset, techniques for scheduling your time, tools to streamline processes, and changes you can make to reclaim your time and lead a more fulfilling life.Dan Martell (@danmartell) is a successful entrepreneur, investor, and best-selling author. He is also the managing partner of High Speed Ventures and the founder and CEO of SaaS Academy, the world's largest coaching program for high-performing founders of Software as a Service businesses. His new book is Buy Back Your Time: Get Unstuck, Reclaim Your Freedom, and Build Your Empire.Full show notes at: https://allthehacks.com/buy-time-dan-martell Partner Deals DeleteMe: 20% off removing your personal info from the webKubera: 14 day trial of the world's most modern wealth tracker for $1Shopify: $1/month trial for the easiest ecommerce platformVuori: 20% off the most comfortable performance apparel I've ever worn Selected Links From The EpisodeDan Martell: Website | TikTok | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter Resources Mentioned:Buy Back Your Time: Get Unstuck, Reclaim Your Freedom, and Build Your EmpireAll the Hacks Podcast::Managing Your Time to Get More Done with Laura VanderkamTranquility by Tuesday: 9 Ways to Calm the Chaos and Make Time for What MattersCoaching: SaaS Academy | EMyth Business CoachTask Manager/Operations: Superhuman | Motion | Notion | Trustworthy | 1PasswordDelivery Services: Instacart | Towne.ioService Platform: TaskrabbitSleep/Activity Tracker: OuraChris's Recommendations: Pape Meat | ButcherBox Full Show NotesIntroduction to Dan Martell (00:00)Saving time, freeing it up, and buying it back (02:16)Time and energy audit (05:55)Understanding how you work, honoring your calendar, and learning when to schedule energy-depleting tasks (09:27)Maximizing efficiency by breaking down calendar tasks into several mini-tasks (14:04)Google Docs, calendars, and to-do lists (17:42)Life vision & RPM (20:31)Color-coding calendar hacks (22:55)Mindset: Common objections people have about the idea of buying back time (23:25)Leveling up in business: Trading time for money, money for time, and eventually money for money (27:29)Reducing expectations (30:00)Helping people value their time (34:02)Practical examples of how to buy back time (39:34)Administrative Assistant/House Manager/Virtual Assistant (56:02)Creating a family playbook (1:01:52)Trustworthy: Family operating system (1:05:34)Creating a frustration list (1:08:55)Designing your perfect week (1:11:19)Seven pillars of life (1:15:03)Relationships: Lessons learned from hiring a family coach (1:18:23)Buy Back Your Time: Get Unstuck, Reclaim Your Freedom, and Build Your Empire (1:24:30)Where to find Dan Martell (1:25:59) PartnersDeleteMeDeleteMe is a simple subscription, privacy service for reducing unwanted personal information exposed on the public Web. They'll remove your cell phone #, address, email, family members and more from hundreds of data broker websites and then continuously scan for new data that shows up and get that removed as well. On average DeleteMe finds and removes over 2,000 pieces of data for a customer in their first two years.Get 20% off a plan for you or your entire family at allthehacks.com/deleteme KuberaKubera is most modern wealth tracker that can completely replace you net worth tracking spreadsheet. It can track your bank accounts, stocks, investments, crypto, real estate, physical assets and liabilities all in one place. It's so simple and easy to use, and because they partner with multiple account linking partners that even work for international accounts, you get the best connectivity possibleTry it out for 14 days for just $1 at allthehacks.com/kubera ShopifyShopify is a commerce platform that simplifies selling online and in-person so you can focus on successfully growing your business. And they even let you sell across social media marketplaces like TikTok, Facebook and Instagram. Packed with industry-leading tools ready to ignite your growth, Shopify gives you complete control over your business and your brand without having to learn any new skills in design or code.Sign up for a $1/month trial period at shopify.com/allthehacks VuoriVuori is a new and fresh perspective on performance apparel. Perfect if you are sick and tired of traditional, old workout gear. Everything is designed to work out in, but doesn't look or feel like it. The product is incredibly versatile and can be used for just about any activity like running, training, swimming, yoga; but also great for lounging or weekend errands.To get the most comfortable and versatile clothing on the planet with 20% off your first purchase (plus free shipping on any US order over $75 and free returns) visit allthehacks.com/vuori Connect with All the HacksAll the Hacks: Newsletter | Website | Facebook | EmailChris Hutchins: Twitter | Instagram | Website | LinkedIn
QUESTIONS ASKED ON THE SHOW Do you need to re-shim your valve springs every time you change them? You do recommend checking matched springs after every race right? Any update on the new style 604 valve springs? Has there been enough testing to compare to the "Blue" springs as far as longevity? I run a thermostat with my 602 it has helped me tremendously on fuel consumption to get the car up to temp but would you recommend keeping it and running a dual bypass neck for security measures with it or just try running different restrictors and doing away with the thermostat??? How many engine refreshes can you get on stock piston on a 602? Steve what are you actually allowed to do when you do a crate motor at your shop ? What is the benefit of a 3 circuit carb vs. 2 circuit? Would too large of an exhaust collector on a 360CI 10:1 engine make it lazy when picking up the throttle? Steve, what iRPM is lowest you want to see on the recall after a race on a 602? I was referring to how low would let the rpm's go on a 602 before changing to a llower gear How far do you run race fan from radiator? 525 on x85 do you recommend running the thermostat or no? Explain the Arts thermostat system and the benefit? How long do you think the Walker air filters last before they need replaced or is just case by case? Would you recommend putting the anti reversion mufflers with the kevco kit? Here in Ohio and Northern Kentucky we do not season techs or series checking crates. Is there direction we can steer track owners to educate them selves and techs? How many RPM's would be gained by changing from a Saginaw/Muncie type trans to a brinn or bert? Alternator no alternator? On a blueprinted motor do the seals and gaskets help with not sucking in dirt on a 602 or was that just a out the box speedway motor I remember you talking about it last week on the live? Each week, Kate Dillon from Crate Insider and Steve Hendren from Hendren Racing Engines go live on the Crate Insider Facebook page and Crate Insider YouTube Channel to chat about world events, random things, and to answer tech questions. To watch the podcast on Crate Insider's YouTube channel, click here.
CIO Podcast by Healthcare IT Today
For the 48th episode of the CIO podcast hosted by Healthcare IT Today, we sat down with Jason Swoboda, Director of Innovation at Tampa General Hospital to talk about Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM). First, Swoboda shares what he has been seeing at CES and his approach to RPM. Next we get into how to address […]
Directamente desde el Torreón Pizarro un programa cargado de regalos a 78 RPM, para los pizarristas que han sido buenos, y para los que no. Mucho blues, mucha cosa exótica y mucho de todo en esta Noche de Reyes retrasada... A partir de las 23.00 horas en la sintonía de Radio 3. Escuchar audio
Joining Jo today is the founder of the Electrify Expo, Bj Birtwell. Bj and Jo kick off by discussing their excitement for the upcoming year, and they have a conversation about Tesla and their need to increase marketing efforts as more manufacturers infiltrate the EV space. Next, they talk through the RPM act, and what it means for the automotive industry. Lastly, they talk about the new shows for Electrify Expo that are on the calendar, and all the anticipation they have for the next year of Electrify Expo events.----FOLLOW:InstagramTwitterFacebookWebsite-----PRODUCED BY:Lagos Creative
Makoto Rheault-Kihara leads user acquisition at Hopper, one of the fastest-growing travel apps with over 60 million in sales to date. Makoto was previously the Director of Marketing at Cruisehub, an OTA aiming to modernize the cruise industry and lead search engine marketing at Busbud, a bus travel booking platform in 80 countries. Hopper differentiates its paid social strategy by focusing on user acquisition AND long-term trust through investing in paid social and other mobile ad channels. They use Facebook as the primary focus of their paid social ads with TikTok as a growing secondary channel. Paid social is becoming a lot more abstract and therefore more creative. Makoto believes paid TikTok ads must be kept fresh, platform-focused, and generated at a higher frequency. The pandemic did affect the travel industry but Hopper still achieved a 110% YoY growth last year and is on track to do over $1B of business this year. They did this by following a diversification strategy based on customer needs and expanded into hotels and car rentals. Hopper's customer-obsessed culture and self-contained, autonomous teams have helped them grow multiple product arms simultaneously. A weekly catch-up call and an executive team focused on cross-team communication help these siloed teams at Hopper learn from each other's challenges and successes. Sometimes ads that marketers like don't appeal to actual customers and may end up performing worse than some simple customer-oriented ads. Over time, Hopper moved to these customer-centric ad creatives which helped them reduce expensive failures and triple their RPM (revenue per 1000 impressions). At Hopper, Makoto focuses on maximizing the overall contribution margin of a cohort and on-target rate to check their ability to drive revenue from specific target purchases or user actions. Because Hopper diversified across three generic categories (hotels, flights, car rentals), their ad targeting still focuses on great creatives and has not changed much since IDFA deprecation in iOS 14.5. Interested in joining the Hopper team? Click here to check out their open positions! https://www.hopper.com/careers/
Follow Your Dream - Music And Much More!
The theme of this Music Day episode is Singles.Back in the day - before albums took over - the record business was all about singles. An individual track put out as a 45 RPM record, the kind with the big hole in the middle for the turntable. There was always an A side and a B side to each single. The A side was the featured song. But sometimes a radio disc jockey or the public fell in love with the B side - and that was the one that became a hit.In the last year I've put out two singles that are featured in this Music Day episode. The first, “The Fall Of Winter”, I co-wrote with Jim Peterik of the Ides Of March and formerly with Survivor. Among many other hits, Jim wrote “Eye Of The Tiger” for Survivor which became the theme song for the movie Rocky III starring Sylvester Stallone. He sings lead on “Winter” backed by me and my band, Project Grand Slam, and featuring a wonderful guitar solo by Elliott Randall of Steely Dan and Doobie Brothers fame.The second single is one that I wrote called “All Of The Time”. It's a light, airy, whimsical love song played by me and Project Grand Slam. Tony Carey of Rainbow adds his keyboard magic. The video for this song, created by Aaron Wilhelm, is particularly cool. The link is below.Stay tuned for more Music Day episodes from time to time.“The Fall Of Winter” (Spotify link here) (video link here). “All Of The Time” (Spotify link here) (video link here). —---------------------------------------- “Dream With Robert Miller”. Click here.If you enjoyed the show, please Subscribe, Rate, and Review. Just Click Here.BOBBY M AND THE PAISLEY PARADE is Robert's forthcoming album. Featuring 10 new songs and guest appearances by John Helliwell (Supertramp), Tony Carey (Rainbow) and international sitar sensation Deobrat Mishra. "ALBUM OF THE YEAR!" (Indie Shark)"Catchy and engaging with great tunes!" Steve Hackett (Genesis)"This album has life and soul!" John Helliwell (Supertramp)"Bobby M rocks!" Gary Puckett (Union Gap)"Nice cool bluesy album!" Jim McCarty (The Yardbirds)"Robert really really really rocks!" Peter Yarrow (Peter Paul and Mary)"Great songs. Great performances. It's a smash!" David Libert (The Happenings)LIVE AT STEELSTACKS is the 5-song EP by Robert and his band, Project Grand Slam. The release captures the band at the top of their game and shows off the breadth, scope and sound of the band. The EP has been highly praised by musicians and reviewers alike. “Captivating!” Elliott Randall (Steely Dan) “PGS burns down the house!” Tony Carey (Rainbow)“Full of life!” Alan Hewitt (The Moody Blues) “Virtuoso musicians!” (Melody Maker) “Such a great band!” (Hollywood Digest) The album can be streamed on Spotify, Amazon, Apple and all the other streaming platforms, and can be downloaded at The PGS Store.ALL OF THE TIME is Robert's recent single by his band Project Grand Slam. It's a playful, whimsical love song that's light and airy and exudes the happiness and joy of being in love. “Pure bliss…An intimate sound with abundant melodic riches!” Melody Maker/5 Stars) “Ecstasy…One of the best all-around bands working today!” (Pop Icon/5 Stars) “Excellence…A band in full command of their powers!” (Mob York City)Watch the video here. You can stream “All Of The Time” on Spotify, Apple or any of the other streaming platforms. And you can download it here.THE SHAKESPEARE CONCERT is the album by Robert's band, Project Grand Slam, recorded "live" in the studio. It's been praised by Mark Farner (Grand Funk Railroad), Jim Peterik (Ides Of March), Joey Dee (Peppermint Twist), Elliott Randall (Steely Dan) and Sarah Class (British composer). Reviews: “Perfection!”, “5 Stars!”, “Thrilling!”, and “A Masterpiece!”. The album can be streamed on Spotify, Apple and all the other streaming services. You can watch the Highlight Reel HERE. And you can purchase a digital download or autographed CD of the album HERE. THE FALL OF WINTER is Robert's single in collaboration with legendary rocker Jim Peterik of the Ides Of March and formerly with Survivor. Also featuring renowned guitarist Elliott Randall (Steely Dan/Doobie Brothers) and keyboard ace Tony Carey (Joe Cocker/Eric Burden). “A triumph!” (The Indie Source). “Flexes Real Rock Muscle!” (Celebrity Zone). Stream it on Spotify or Apple. Watch the lyric video here. Download it here.FOLLOW YOUR DREAM HANDBOOK is Robert's Amazon #1 Bestseller. It's a combination memoir of his unique musical journey and a step by step how-to follow and succeed at your dream. Available on Amazon and wherever books are sold. Audio production:Jimmy RavenscroftKymera Films Connect with the Follow Your Dream Podcast:Website - www.followyourdreampodcast.comFacebook - www.facebook.com/followyourdreampodcastEmail Robert - firstname.lastname@example.orgYouTubeLinkedIn Listen to the Follow Your Dream Podcast on these podcast platforms:CastBoxSpotifyApple Follow Robert's band, Project Grand Slam, and his music:Website - www.projectgrandslam.comInstagramPGS Store - www.thePGSstore.comYouTubeFacebook - www.facebook.com/projectgrandslamSpotify MusicApple MusicEmail - email@example.com
Want to SUPPORT the show? Sign up for our Bike Build Giveaways here:http://www.wbrgarage.comOn tonight's episode of Live Ontwowheels, Chase and Beau look back on the year and this season and discuss some of the motorcycle trends they are most excited for! Welcome to LIVE Ontwowheels, the weekly motorcycle live show that covers all things motorcycle-related here on the Internet! This weeks episode is sponsored by Revzilla's RPM program: http://bit.ly/chaseRPMIt's amazon prime for motorcycle gear! Check it out at the link above!Audio Versions of the show HERE!Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2OW73gOSpotify: https://spoti.fi/2OFWpdOGoogle Podcasts: https://bit.ly/3thQyukCheck out our latest build and WIN the FINISHED motorcycle here: http://bit.ly/WBRpatreonBuying Gear? Support the show when you buy from Revzilla with the link! Revzilla Link: http://bit.ly/L2Wrevzilla(This is an affiliate link. When you click on it and purchase anything on Revzilla you pay the same but it helps support the show!)Join our Live Ontwowheels DISCORD: https://discord.gg/8erHCTJMzk___________________________________Show Notes:
One of the things that I'm known for is that I am a big advocate for standing pedaling. In a sport where riders are told to use seated pedaling - particularly high RPM seated pedaling - as much as possible the advice to stand up more really surprises some riders. My opinion on the subject comes from my background in functional movement and how to best apply it to the bike. It also comes from understanding where the “sit and spin” advice comes from and why it is flawed if you apply some critical thinking to it. First, I am not saying you should stand up all of the time. I have something I call The 4 Quadrants of Pedaling that outlines how I think riders should use the two different pedaling positions. In a nutshell, I think that you should use seated pedaling for easy, low tension efforts and you should use standing pedaling for hard, high tension efforts. This is the best way to get the most performance out of your riding while also avoiding a lot of overuse injuries. Let's take a look at seated pedaling and why people think it is better and then see if those theories hold up. First, we're told that seated, high RPM pedaling is more efficient. However, this is based more on the fact that most riders aren't strong with standing pedaling and that it feels hard. There have been studies and anecdotal evidence that shows that standing pedaling and seated pedaling are about the same from a metabolic efficiency standpoint. What's more, when you stand up you are creating movement more efficiently. You get more hip extension, you get your weight over the pedals so gravity can help more and you are able to get your core engaged with a better spine position and full knee extension, which is required to get stable knees at extension. This is a much better position for the body to create movement and power from. This is one reason I'm not a big fan of bike fits for mountain bikers - once you stand up all those measurements go out the window and if I'm not over-relying on seated pedaling I don't need it to be “perfect”. It is the high tension efforts that create stiffness and overuse injuries and so you want to make sure you lay that high tension on the best movement patterns possible. So standing pedaling is arguably more overall efficient, which is a measure of how much energy you get out of your energy input. Seated pedaling has a lower energy input and can be sustained for longer but don't confuse that with being more efficient as these are two different things. The next thing we are told is that seated, high RPM spinning is the most metabolically efficient way to pedal. This is mainly based on the Carmichael Training System and the programs he came up with for Lance Armstrong. Lance was doing a lot of EPO and could therefore handle a higher aerobic load that you or I can, which calls this theory into question. Even at the highest levels of road cycling you will find riders who are successful with a sit and spin style and with a more aggressive use of standing pedaling - there is no one way that works for everyone all of the time. While you can argue that seated, high RPM pedaling is more efficient, you can't get away from the fact that trail riding requires you to navigate problems that require the use of your skills, which are always best used from a standing position. These are also usually the highest risk parts of riding and not being strong with being able to stand up and use more tension at the pedals is potentially dangerous. The culture of spin-and-pray to get through technical rock gardens is a testament to how weak more riders are with standing up and working through those problems from a better position. Technical climbs, technical trail sections and jumps/ drops are best handled from a standing position with some tension at the pedals and not being strong in that position is holding a lot of riders back. Lastly, what about the biggest myth about seated pedaling of them all - needing to keep weight on the rear tire to keep traction for climbs. This is completely false and you need to look no further than a Clydesdale type ride who, if that theory were true, would never break traction because of their superior weight. We all know that isn't the case and this brings us to the difference between “weight” and “pressure”. Pressure is weight used actively, which is what we are really after. Think about standing on the bathroom scale and pushing your weight into it to make it move past your actual weight. You can also think about getting a truck that is stuck in the sand out - you can pile people in the back to help but eventually too many people actually creates a problem. The answer is to have the people start to bounce, which creates pressure and increases the traction of the tires. This is what you want on the bike - pressure being pushed into the back tire as you take a pedal stroke to maximize your traction. It is this “bouncing” that is creating the pressure, which you can do sitting down but you can do much better standing up. Your butt will be in about the same place in space but you'll be able to move it and use your weight more effectively if you aren't sitting down. Plus, creating a wedge with your taint isn't good for it and the primary reason is that riders need special seats and have problems with that area. Standing up moves the other end of the wedge to your hands, which is what they are made for. So, as you can see, standing up is a better position to create movement and power from, it is a safer position to tackle technical trail problems and you can actually create better climbing traction. But, like anything else, there is a learning curve that you need to go through. At first it will feel hard and awkward but with practice you can make it a strength instead of a weakness. Something that can help with this is to make sure you are using flat pedals, preferably the Catalyst Pedal, because they create a more stable platform for your feet when you stand up. Float and the lack of actual contact space between your foot and the pedal creates a lack of stability that makes standing up feel less stable and more awkward, which is something else that has fed into the prevalence of the sit and spin approach. To help you train for standing pedaling make sure you do any hard cardio training while standing up and spend time on the trail with your seat down, which will force you to stand up when you should and learn how to best use seated and standing pedaling. Standing pedaling has a lot to offer us as mountain bikers and is a low hanging fruit that a lot of riders could use to greatly improve their performance and decrease their overuse injuries. Until next time… Ride Strong, James Wilson MTB Strength Training Systems
In classic Weatherby form, the 6.5 RPM is built for speed! That's the only classic Weatherby thing about this cartridge. RPM stands for rebated precision magnum – a dramatic departure from their traditional offerings. Maximizing the efficiency of 6.5mm bullets, as well as the entire Mark V 6-lug action, should it be more popular? We think so! Tune in to hear all about this modern-cartridge marvel.As always, we want to hear your feedback! Let us know if there are any topics you'd like covered on the Vortex Nation™ podcast by asking us on Instagram @vortexnationpodcast
Your new favorite car shirt: thirdpedalpodcast.com/shop From the crew here at Third Pedal Podcast, thank you so much for riding with us in 2022! We're excited to see you guys back in 2023 for weekly episodes. For now, enjoy the top 5 clips from 2022 including our car exhaust quiz, Ken Block's Hoonitron in Las Vegas, the piston-less engine that revs to 25,000 RPM, and more! Follow us on social: YouTube TikTok Facebook Instagram --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thirdpedalpodcast/support
01 Johnny Moore's Three Blazers ft. Charles Brown - Merry Christmas Baby (1947)02 Johnny Moore's Three Blazers - Christmas Everyday (1956)03 Ozie Ware & Duke Elington's Hot Five - Santa Claus, Bring My Man Back (1928)04 Putney Dandridge - Santa Claus Came In The Spring (1935)05 Billy Ward and His Dominoes - Christmas In Heaven (1953)06 Johnny Moore's Three Blazers - Christmas Eve Baby (1955)07 Ella Fitzgerald - Santa Claus Got Stuck In My Chimney (1950)08 Dinah Washington - Silent Night (1953)09 Louis Armstrong - Zat You Santa Claus (1953)10 Lowell Fulson - Lonesome Christmas (1955)11 Bull Moose Jackson - I'll Be Home For Christmas (1951)12 Lloyd Glenn - Sleigh Ride (1954)13 Johnny Moore's Three Blazers - Christmas Letter (1956)14 Jackson Trio w/ The Ebonaires- Love For Christmas (1955)15 Jack Teagarden & Johnny Mercer - Winter Wonderland (1934)16 Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra - Christmas Night In Harlem (1932)17 Harry Reser & His Orchestra - Santa Claus Is Coming To Town (1934)Friends gave me this collection on a cassette tape back in the 1980's, they said it was made by the owner of an old record store in the small seaside town of Mendocino, California. I've remastered & transferred it to MP3 for all to enjoy. Download if you want to keep or share it. These are all 78 RPM gramophone records from the 1920's - 1950's. Run time 45:28
Want to SUPPORT the show? Sign up for our Bike Build Giveaways here:http://www.wbrgarage.comOn tonight's episode of Live Ontwowheels, Chase and Beau do a live AMA and answer questions submitted by you guys! Welcome to LIVE Ontwowheels, the weekly motorcycle live show that covers all things motorcycle-related here on the Internet! This weeks episode is sponsored by Revzilla's RPM program: http://bit.ly/chaseRPMIt's amazon prime for motorcycle gear! Check it out at the link above!Audio Versions of the show HERE!Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2OW73gOSpotify: https://spoti.fi/2OFWpdOGoogle Podcasts: https://bit.ly/3thQyukCheck out our latest build and WIN the FINISHED motorcycle here: http://bit.ly/WBRpatreonBuying Gear? Support the show when you buy from Revzilla with the link! Revzilla Link: http://bit.ly/L2Wrevzilla(This is an affiliate link. When you click on it and purchase anything on Revzilla you pay the same but it helps support the show!)Join our Live Ontwowheels DISCORD: https://discord.gg/8erHCTJMzk___________________________________Show Notes:
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Official Website: https://www.lawabidingbiker.com We recently did an S&S 465 gear cam & oil pump upgrade on Popeye's 2019 Harley Street Glide special with the 114 ci Milwaukee Eight engine. We filmed this project in detail over several days. That detailed tutorial video will eventually be released on this YouTube Channel. In this episode, Lurch and I talk about the project and also give our opinions and thoughts on the bike's performance after installation. Is it worth it? We also talk about tuning the engine to the new cam. SUPPORT US AND SHOP IN THE OFFICIAL LAW ABIDING BIKER STORE There are many cam manufacturers out there, and there are just as many cam options. After talking with some of our Patron Members in the members-only Law Abiding Biker Facebook Group, Popeye decided to go with the S&S gear drive 465 gear torque cam. We have no affiliation with S&S, but we definitely recommend them. You can get the kit Popeye used HERE. A torque cam offers on-demand throttle response from low to mid RPM at cruising speed. A power cam targets high RPM, wide-open throttle response that keeps pulling right up to the redline. CHECK OUT OUR HUNDREDS OF FREE HELPFUL VIDEOS ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL AND SUBSCRIBE! You can go with a chain-driven cam or a gear-driven cam. You need to measure your pinion shaft runout to make sure it's within specifications for a gear-driven cam. The benefit of a gear-driven cam is you eliminate the chain and chain tensioner. We tuned Popeye's bike with the Vance and Hines FP3 and it runs like a raped ape. Tuning was easy with the FP3. We selected the intake, cam, and exhaust for Popeye's bike and flashed it. After flashing the "canned" map, we ran an auto-tune session with really dialed things in. Due to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) findings and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) settlements, the FP3 may soon become a thing of the past. We grabbed up a bunch of FP3s for you guys. You can get one here: Vance and Hines FP3. Specialty Tools Needed Runout/Gear Lash Gauge M8 Cam Shaft Bearing Remove/Install Tool Jims Vacuum Tappet Pump-Up Tool Cam Gear Locking Tool NEW FREE VIDEO RELEASED: The New 2022 Harley Nightster! Bang or Bust?
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