To smash or not to smash the wedding cake in your bride's face? (2:54) Plan B and empty pregnancy resource centers in CA. What can we do to save women from abortion? (36:00) Getting involved in pro-life work. (48:13) Single, facing rejection, and wanting a girlfriend? (49:52)
After fifty years of feminism, many people can't even define “woman.” Bestselling author Carrie Gress, Ph.D., shares her powerful new book, The End of Woman: How Smashing the Patriarchy Has Destroyed Us, where she boldly proclaims what has been hiding in the shadows: “feminism” has abolished women. Gress argues that fifty years of feminism have had the opposite of the intended effect and have granted primacy of place to the traditionally male sphere of life, while simultaneously devaluing the typical attributes, virtues, and strengths of women. Savage and Gress cover the history of feminism and its philosophical roots in Nietzche, Descartes, Marx, and more. Why celebrating womanhood has been replaced with idealization of the masculine. The Marxist plan to fracture families; The Communist connections of prominent feminists. Why Biden is embracing trans education for children. What can parents do to protect their children? Why we need to recognize, respect, and celebrate womanhood. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Robin Wycherly is the CEO of Optimize Your Design Business, a company that caters to corporate clients and high-level customers. Robin is also an accomplished interior designer and a business coach, leveraging years of experience in building a small but effective company.In today's episode, you will learn how to avoid the loneliness of going solo.Robin and David discuss:Robin's evolution as an entrepreneur and the shift to coaching [00:13:35]The importance of having a clear vision and identifying a niche [00:13:45]The value of setting up processes and checklists from day one [00:14:00]The significance of systematizing your business process and delegating tasks [00:14:50]The struggle designers experience with delegating tasks [00:15:10]How online communities can provide a supportive environment for solopreneurs [00:18:30]The use of a basic spreadsheet to provide a quick visual insight into your business [00:22:04]Learn more about Robin and his work at optimizeyourdesignbusiness.com. You can download Robin's spreadsheet dashboard at optimizeyourdesignbusiness.com/free.Thank you to our sponsor:The Smashing the Plateau Community
Yes, folks it's a tradition like any other, The Eagles are 1-0 and they have the city of Philadelphia in pure panic mode because they didn't win the right way. The boys break down the week 1 win over the Patriots, give you an award-winning preview of the Eagles vs. Vikings on Thursday Night Football, and guarantee a smackdown of Kirk Cousins and an easy cover. We also talk about the Phillies' recent struggles with the Braves, whether or not they have any chance in the playoffs, and finish with the LVL Subscribe, Rate and Review Let's Go To The Phones on Apple, Spotify and Google Follow us on all our socials- https://twitter.com/letsgo2thephone https://www.instagram.com/letsgotothephones/?hl=en
Who is responsible for murdering the wonder of womanhood? Despite what many would like to believe, “smashing the patriarchy” and promoting the ideology of feminism doesn't empower women—it erases women. After 50 years of radical feminism our culture today cannot even define what is a woman. And still, feminists cling to their illusions of liberation. Today's guest, Carrie Gress, punctures the myths of feminism, claiming that only a rediscovery of true womanhood can pull our society back from the brink.For more information on receiving The End of Woman: How Smashing the Patriarchy Has Destroyed Us for your partnering gift, please click here.https://www.equip.org/product/cri-flyer-resource-the-end-of-woman-how-smashing-the-patriarchy-has-destroyed-us/Topics discussed include: Why has feminism tried to eradicate the unique femininity of women? (4:30); how has smashing the patriarchy destroyed women? (7:25); what does it mean that our culture can no longer define what a woman is? (11:05); the ABC's of feminism—abortion, birth control and casual sex (14:00); why hasn't feminism been challenged? (16:05); is feminism the most powerful brand in the world? (17:30); the lost girls—the broken women at the roots of feminism (20:00); the overwhelming significance of the French Revolution on our world today—including feminism (22:30); the connection between feminism, transgenderism and Frankenstein (23:50); the role that romanticism played in the widescale adoption of feminism (26:40); the problematic history of first wave feminism (30:50); the connection between abolitionism and feminism—the early stages of race and gender issues we find with critical race theory (36:45); what was the impact of The Feminine Mystique by Betty Freidan? (38:55); the connection between feminism and Marxism (42:15); the connection between feminism and lesbianism (45:15); the radical litany of Kate Millett and how it has influenced our culture today (46:50); The Frankfurt School, Cultural Marxism and CRT (49:05); birth control—the disastrous consequences of the pill (54:05); the evolution of abortion—from safe, legal and rare to celebrating abortion (56:00); the mean girls—feminists in power today controlling the cultural narrative (57:30); is the essence of feminism the preaching of discontent and resentment to women? (1:01:45); John Money and the invention of gender identity (1:04:45); the connection between birth control and gay marriage (1:07:20); the radical redefinition of words today (1:08:55); the radically deformative realities of gender transitions (1:11:30); how do cultures die? with the absence of monogamy, faith and reason (1:16:45); who are the flyover women and why do they give Carrie Gress hope? (1:19:25); the unique wonder of womanhood—why have so many women forgotten their superpower? (1:21:25); how important is gender differentiated parenting? (1:22:45); is it possible to redefine and reclaim feminism? (1:24:30). Listen to Hank's podcast and follow Hank off the grid where he is joined by some of the brightest minds discussing topics you care about. Get equipped to be a cultural change agent.Archived episodes are on our Website and available at the additional channels listed below.You can help spread the word about Hank Unplugged by giving us a rating and review from the other channels we are listed on.
Tatiana is a community business strategist, teacher, and founder of The Business of Community, a learning organization helping community founders scale values-driven community businesses. Before focusing exclusively on supporting community founders, Tatiana worked in international sales, marketing, product management, and growing her own community business to 2000+ members. She believes our childhood experiences with connection and belonging play a major part in the communities and businesses we build. Part of her job is helping community founders unlock those experiences and leverage them to build stronger communities.In today's episode of Smashing the Plateau, you will learn how Tatiana founded the Business of Community and what makes community a unique aspect of how a business can succeed.Tatiana and David discuss:How Tatiana's varied background led her to building communities [00:02:35]The challenges and rewards of creating a community-led business [00:14:30]The unexpected decision to become an entrepreneur [00:14:40]The shift from working in a startup to venturing out on her own [00:15:15]The transition from in-person community to online during the pandemic [00:17:30]The elements that make community-building fun and rewarding [00:17:10]The evolution of Tatiana's business, from consulting to creating a community [00:18:35]The tension and balance between building community and running a business [00:20:40]How to incorporate 'community vibes' into standard business operations [00:22:30]Learn more about Tatiana, her work, and The Business of Community at https://businessofcommunity.coThank you to our sponsor:The Smashing the Plateau Community
Michal Stawicki, nicknamed Mr. Consistency, is a bestselling author in the personal development field(19 books, over 85,000 copies sold), business coach, and founder of the book advertising agency Resurrecting Books. He is obsessed with changing the world through daily habits, starting with his own habits and his world. Michal preaches and practices consistent daily action. He believes this is the means to achieve success in any area of life, from parenting to business.In today's episode, you will learn what happens when you give yourself permission to start something new.Michal and David discuss:Michal's transition from a lifelong employee to an entrepreneur [00:05:00]The power of consistent daily action in achieving success [00:10:10]The challenges and rewards of managing a team and oneself in entrepreneurship [00:15:10]The importance of adapting online lessons to one's specific situation [00:20:15]The role of community and collaboration in business success, as exemplified by Michal's experiences [00:25:35]Learn more about Michal at his personal blog, Expand Beyond Yourself, and his business website ResurrectingBooks.Thank you to our sponsor: The Smashing the Plateau Community
Date: August 30, 2023A local story decides to haunt us this week for Idiots in the News. There's not much we can really say about this one. You'll just have to listen to get the full story.Follow Nick on X here.Follow Chris on X here.Follow BBP News on X here.Read our news articles here.Join us on Clubhouse for episode livestreams and more here.
In this episode, Emily Richett talks to author Carrie Gress about her latest book "End of Woman: How Smashing the Patriarchy has Destroyed Us." Topics discussed in this episode: After 50 years of modern feminism, why aren't women happier? Abortion, depression, and other consequences of radical feminism How to combat the toxic feminist culture Practical steps to find our way back home to happier, more fulfilled lives as women and mothers Mentioned on the Show: Buy 'The End of Woman"- Carrie's latest book Connect with Carrie at her website for a signed book & more Faith Friends - The Christian alternative to American Girl doll Website Instagram
Alicia Ramsdell is the Founder & CEO of Mindful Career Path. She started this organization with the intention of making career fulfillment a career reality for her clients.Since then she inspires Corporate Partners and individuals through career development conversations. Most recently, she inspired her audience sharing her message on the TEDx stage.In today's episode of Smashing the Plateau, you will learn how to make career fulfillment a career reality.Alicia and I discuss:About her career journey [01:42]What is the correlation between mindfulness and career fulfillment [04:35]Why is she in her business [06:10]How did she navigate unexpected transitions [12:40]How to be true to the values and teachings [14:34]How to be authentic in yourself [17:53]What is the primary problem she solve for her ideal clients [18:22]What are the benefits of being in a community [23:55]Learn more about Alicia:Visit her page at www.mindfulcareerpath.comListen to her TedX talk: "It's not whether we achieve our goals, but whether we dared to try"Check out her highly-rated children's book: "The One and Only Incredible ME!"Thank you to our sponsor:The Smashing the Plateau Community
In this episode, Emily Richett talks to author Carrie Gress about her latest book "End of Woman: How Smashing the Patriarchy has Destroyed Us." Topics discussed in this episode: After 50 years of modern feminism, why aren't women happier? Abortion, depression, and other consequences of radical feminism How to combat the toxic feminist culture Practical steps to find our way back home to happier, more fulfilled lives as women and mothers Mentioned on the Show: Buy 'The End of Woman"- Carrie's latest book Connect with Carrie at her website for a signed book & more Faith Friends - The Christian alternative to American Girl doll Website Instagram
David Shriner-Cahn of Smashing the Plateau joined me on Ditching Hourly to talk about how longtime corporate execs can increase the odds of going out on their own successfully. Key Points Taking the leap into entrepreneurship can be daunting, but with the right support and mentorship, it is possible to build a successful business. It's important to decide whether you want to look for another job or truly commit to building a business, as both require different mindsets and energies. Make the decision between being your own boss or maintaining the comfort of a steady paycheck. Understand the differences between being an employee and an entrepreneur. Identify your current stage in the transition and determine any obstacles holding you back. Validate your business idea by having conversations with people in your target market, industry experts, and potential clients. Joining a community of like-minded entrepreneurs can provide collaboration opportunities and support. Best Quotes"My mission in life is to help corporate refugees start, run, and grow their own businesses so they can do more of what they love and get paid what they're worth.""I was doing what I was taught to do in engineering school, which is to focus on solving engineering problems. What I didn't focus on was the fact that the company that I worked for had lost a huge portion of their business and ended up firing a significant chunk of the staff.""In those days, the model was you went to work for one of these big companies, and if you stayed there, usually it was like 20 plus years, you were eligible to receive a pension. And in those days, pensions were a defined benefit. So you really needed to be with one of these companies for a long time.""I really wanted to figure out a way to just be in control of my career and my family's financial health in a way that I knew that I wouldn't be as an employee.""At some point, you need to make a decision about whether you're going to look for another job or build a business because they require very different mindsets and activities.""What's way better is to talk to three kinds of people about the problem.""If you're looking for something that you can sell in your sleep, you know, an evergreen, like a digital product, then it would be a do-it-yourself."David's Links https://smashingtheplateau.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidshrinercahn/ https://twitter.com/smashingplateau ----Do you have questions about how to improve your business? Things like: Value pricing your work instead of billing for your time? Positioning yourself as the go-to person in your space? Productizing your services so you never have to have another awkward sales call or spend hours writing another custom proposal? Book a one-on-one coaching call with me and get answers to these questions and others in the time it takes to get ready for work in the morning.Best of all, you're covered by my 100% satisfaction guarantee. If at the end of the call, you don't feel like it was worth it, just say the word, and I'll refund your purchase in full.To book your one-on-one coaching call, go to: https://jonathanstark.com/callI hope to see you there!
Timestamps0:00 - Wipe experience thus far5:18 - SVT-40 Is absolutely busted18:37 - PKM/PKP thoughts21:09 - early wipe 556 guns and ammo34:54 - New armors39:00 - Unlocking flea and loot buffs46:49 - Streets expansion and preformance1:06:46 - Painkillers visual changes1:18:07 - Helment flashlight new meta?1:23:34 - Obligitory audio segment1:31:13 - Med keybinds and QOL feautres1:37:16 - Ammo and weapon progression1:52:52 - Quick swap pistols and more keybinds1:59:21 - Crazy early wipe shenagins2:14:19 - Closing up with cheaters, YAY! Get featured in our next episode! Leave us a message here: https://anchor.fm/scavtalk/message Join the Discord! - https://discord.gg/T9QA2DuFcP Church1x1 - Twitter https://twitter.com/Church1x1 GigaBeef - YT https://www.youtube.com/Gigabeef - Twitter https://twitter.com/Gigabeef --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/scavtalk/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/scavtalk/support
The Blue Beetle tackles a restaurant protection gang. An aerial chase in an airplane piloted by the mayor himself puts an end to the head of the restaurant racket. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/iloveoldtimeradio/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/iloveoldtimeradio/support
Ethan is a performance improvement coach and change management consultant. His unique value proposition is, he specialize in working with clients to improve their people's performance, productivity, and profitability through training, coaching, and culture consulting.In todays' episode of Smashing the Plateau, you will learn techniques you can use to ask friends, colleagues and mentors for help even when it feels difficult to do so.Ethan and I discuss:Ethan's experience becoming a corporate refugee [00:24]How our self-worth reflects what we share with others [01:55]4-5 relationships that are key to your success [06:12]Asking for help is not so easy [10:07]Techniques to ask for help when it feels hard to do [12:05]Relationships in a community [18:49]Learn more about Ethan at https://thechazingroup.com or get in touch with Ethan at email@example.com. Thank you to our sponsor:The Smashing the Plateau Community
This episode is sponsored by SHEATH:Support the podcast and support your balls. Head to https://www.sheathunderwear.com and use code "BS" for 20% off your first order!On this week's episode:- We DON'T talk about the newest Trump indictment- It's Brian's birthday!- Samsung Galaxy Tab Ultra S9 Review - Shooting Brian's special- Getting tickets to the Comedy Mothership- Austin is SMASHING heat records- Smash-n-grabs in L.A.- The “Good Boy, Bad Boy” theory of justice- Population "overshoot"- There are no good billionaires- Email from Mat- Affirmative Action for Rich Kids (PATREON EXCLUSIVE)BS with Brian Simpson now has a PATREON!Go to patreon.com/BSwithBrianSimpson to join and help us keep the pod going and get EXCLUSIVE MINISODES every week!Hit up the Patreon for a free trial and get exclusive access to ALL the minisodes, plus ad-free episodes.Thanks to Griff Parker for this week's track, "Yellow Cup"!If you'd like your track featured on BS with Brian Simpson, send it to BSwithBrianSimpson@gmail.com with "music track" in the subject line.Thank you to our producer Josh Cabaza and to Comedy Frequency.***We have a VOICEMAIL now! Call 323-451-1980 to leave us a message. We'll listen to them all and play some of the good ones on the show.Follow Brian @BScomedianFind Brian's tour dates at briansimpsoncomedy.comEmail the show at firstname.lastname@example.orgCheck out comedyfrequency.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Which players are we SMASHING the draft button on this season? Scoop up them up now and celebrate your fantasy football championship with a beer later! Find us on the social medias: Twitter: Podcast: @DrinkingFantasy Jake: @JakeTrowbridge Dustin: @ffdustydog Facebook: @DrinkingAndTalkingFF Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/DrinkingTalkingFantasyFootball Untappd: @Drinking_Fantasy Give us a rate and review, we appreciate the feedback and it helps others find us more easily.
Nashville SC is in the Leagues Cup semifinals after two riveting, but drastically different, wins over America and Minnesota United. What did we learn from the wins, and what does NSC need to do against Monterrey to secure a Champions Cup spot and advance to the finals? Assessing Sam Surridge's first 72 minutes (and two goals) Was America the most important or exciting win in club history? A thorough Monterrey preview If NSC players were chess pieces, what would they be? Club & Country is sponsored by M.L. Rose. For in-depth coverage of the Boys in Gold, visit ClubCountryUSA.com.
Caitlin Cogan Doemner is the founder & CEO of VirtualCoachingSales.com and ecstaticsales.com. After studying at Oxford University and getting her MBA from Biola University, Caitlin Doemner launched a sales management company which generated over $11M in new revenue for its clients in 8 years.She has published multiple books, including “The Unseen Sales Machine” and “Sell with Heart.” After realizing that the coaching industry needed more transparency, she launched BookofExperts.com -- a referral network and a media company that gives transformational leaders (like coaches and consultants) more visibility and consistent referrals.In today's episode of Smashing the Plateau, you will learn how to use an ongoing process to sell one promise to one person.Caitlin and I discuss:How to sell without explicitly stating that you are selling something [02:35]How she built her company and made the shift to entrepreneurship [03:04]How she recovered from a tragic event [04:11]What the key secret is to successful selling [06:30]How to approach selling as an act of love and service [07:59]How the sales team can effectively collaborate with consultants and coaches [14:44]At what stage in business consultants and coaches require assistance [17:07]Why prioritizing revenue over profit is not the right approach in business [20:43]What her personal experience is as a member of a community [21:36]Learn more about Caitlin at https://ecstaticsales.com/Thank you to our sponsor:The Smashing the Plateau Community
Stew talks to NWA Owner/President (and Smashing Pumpkins lead singer) Billy Corgan about the health of the wrestling business, their upcoming NWA 75 event, and more.This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/3226782/advertisement
Six Garage Doors. One Clueless Stunt Man. And a new car for one of our listeners to win. Oh yes, it's here. It's the ‘Radio X's Big Smashing Driving Stunt' extravaganza episode of the Chris Moyles Show on Radio X Podcast. The concept is simple. We have a massive soundstage containing six huge garage doors. Six listeners win the chance to select one of the garage doors. Newsreader Stuntman Dominic Byrne smashes through the doors in a Ford Mustang. When the winning door is smashed, the listener who chose that door wins a new car. But who won? Did Dom manage to drive in a straight line through the doors? Did we do anything else this week other than talk about Radio X's Big Smashing Driving Stunt? Hit play to find out. Spoiler alert, there is more to this podcast than stunt cars and garages, as football legends Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville chat to Chris about how they won't be joining Wrexham, and Jill Scott phones in from Down Under ahead of the Women's World Cup Quarter Final. We also had: Captain Crapbeard is not amused by Chris The Reverse Words Game Chris and James have a fist fightEnjoy!The Chris Moyles Show on Radio XWeekdays 6:30-10am
North Carolina no-tiller Russell Hedrick made history with his 2022 corn harvest, raising a dryland no-till corn crop that topped 459 bushels per acre. His willingness to challenge conventional wisdom, try on-farm experiments and use regenerative agriculture practices all contribute to his success.
What publishing options are available to first-time authors? Our guest today is Louis Rosenfeld, founder of Rosenfeld Media and co-author of multiple books on information architecture. You'll learn about his motivation for establishing his publishing company, how they help book authors develop their ideas, how compensation works in different publishing scenarios, and more.Podcast feed: subscribe to https://feeds.simplecast.com/4MvgQ73R in your favorite podcast app, and follow us on iTunes, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts.Show NotesRosenfeld Media — Louis's publishing companyDesignOps Summit, Design in Product, Advancing Research — Rosenfeld Media's conferencesA Book Apart, Smashing — “middle ground” publishing optionsFollow Louis on LinkedIn and MediumThe Rosenfeld Review PodcastThis episode is brought to you by Dovetail, the customer insights platform that gets you from data to insights, fast.Dovetail has launched exciting new AI features to help you understand large amounts of customer feedback fast. Automatically cluster themes, analyze sentiment, and summarize transcripts while keeping your participant data safe and sound. For an extended 30-day free trial exclusive to UI breakfast listeners, go to dovetail.com/uibreakfast.Interested in sponsoring an episode? Learn more here.Leave a ReviewReviews are hugely important because they help new people discover this podcast. If you enjoyed listening to this episode, please leave a review on iTunes. Here's how.
Length: 18 minutes 13 secondsSynopsis: After battling the resistance (and losing) all summer, I finally broke through and recorded my 300th episode! Originally this was supposed to coincide with my "two years of gratitude" milestone (which I passed 27 days ago), but better late than never! I address these topics and more in this stream-of-consciousness episode.Related Content:- 11/26/20: A Stoic Emperor's Thanksgiving- 7/8/21: The Gratitude Accountability Experiment- 10/15/21: 100 Days of Gratitude- 11/29/21: TSJ Interlude: Post-Thanksgiving Musings- 2/18/22: 225 Days of Gratitude- 5/4/22: TSJ Interlude: 300 Days of Gratitude- 7/11/22: 365 Days of Gratitude- 11/23/22: 500 Days of Gratitude- 5/7/23: Purim, Providence, and 600 Days of GratitudeSources:- Steven Pressfield, The War of Art, pp.158-159 -----The Torah content for this week has been dedicated by the family of Mindy Pincus for her 20th yahrzeit. She loved wisdom, was always looking to grow, and devoted her life to raising a family in the path of Torah.-----If you've gained from what you've learned here, please consider contributing to my Patreon at www.patreon.com/rabbischneeweiss. Alternatively, if you would like to make a direct contribution to the "Rabbi Schneeweiss Torah Content Fund," my Venmo is @Matt-Schneeweiss, and my Zelle and PayPal are mattschneeweiss at gmail.com. Even a small contribution goes a long way to covering the costs of my podcasts, and will provide me with the financial freedom to produce even more Torah content for you.If you would like to sponsor a day's or a week's worth of content, or if you are interested in enlisting my services as a teacher or tutor, you can reach me at rabbischneeweiss at gmail.com. Thank you to my listeners for listening, thank you to my readers for reading, and thank you to my supporters for supporting my efforts to make Torah ideas available and accessible to everyone.-----Substack: rabbischneeweiss.substack.com/Patreon: patreon.com/rabbischneeweissYouTube: youtube.com/rabbischneeweissInstagram: instagram.com/rabbischneeweiss/"The Stoic Jew" Podcast: thestoicjew.buzzsprout.com"Machshavah Lab" Podcast: machshavahlab.buzzsprout.com"The Mishlei Podcast": mishlei.buzzsprout.com"Rambam Bekius" Podcast: rambambekius.buzzsprout.com"The Tefilah Podcast": tefilah.buzzsprout.comOld Blog: kolhaseridim.blogspot.com/WhatsApp: https://chat.whatsapp.com/GEB1EPIAarsELfHWuI2k0HWishlist: amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/Y72CSP86S24W?ref_=wl_sSupport the show
Dumb Ass News - A world record has been claimed (once again) by a man who smashed walnuts with his forehead. You can hear that he is clearly in pain throughout the one minute challenge. (0:00) Road rage leads to some pretty scary moments, but also some pretty comical ones. The story of two road raging drivers spraying each other's faces with white spray paint is the latter. (5:52) The Tribe called in to share their stories of road rage, including some personal stories from Chaz, a boat rage story from a guy's grandfather, and a woman who flipped her car attempting to pass on the grass. (14:09) Brian Averna, a frequent guest of the show, called in a classic road rage story after he called one of those "How am I Driving?" numbers on the back of a truck. (38:43) Image Credit: SanneBerg / iStock / Getty Images Plus
Driven by a clear mission to make intimate health a socially acceptable topic and improve the well-being of women, Dr. Vivien Karl has built a brand that offers natural and science-based intimate care products for women. From the emotional rollercoaster of financing rounds and to winning over Tina Müller, the former CEO of Douglas, as one of her angel investors - Vivien turned her entrepreneurial dream into a reality. In this episode she speaks about the challenges she faced as a pharmacist transitioning into an entrepreneur, navigating the startup scene in Berlin and how she acquired the business skills to succeed in her founder journey. How do you become a founder without the typical business background? How do you break taboos surrounding intimate health and build a brand that women, doctors, and pharmacists trust? Listen to this episode to hear the answers.If you enjoyed today's episode make sure to rate it, leave a review or simply share it with a friend.Read more about the Women Authors of Achievement (WAA) Podcast via https://waa.berlin/infoFollow us on Instagram & find us on LinkedInSubscribe to our newsletter via https://waa.berlin/#newsletter ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
On today's 8-8-23 Tuesday show: Selena's wedding is just a couple months away and she is starting to stress out, a martial artist just set a world record for most nuts smashed with his forehead, dozens of triathletes got sick after swimming in sewage filled water, Steph Curry took the stage at Chase Center and performed with Paramore, a Bay Area driver got busted with a very lifelike mannequin, and more fallout from that massive dock brawl!
In Part 2 of a 2-Part episode, Somewhere in Time welcome Greg Gonzalez and Rob Harris back to the podcast to discuss the Clutch album, "Transnational Speedway League: Anthems, Anecdotes and Undeniable Truths". This is the debut, full-length album from Clutch. Tim, Joe, Eric, and Keith all grew up in the D.C. area and fell in love with this band in 1993. Among many other topics, this episode covers their discovery, as well as how Rob and Greg came to find out about this band, and their reaction upon hearing them the first time. See Greg and Rob in the D.C. cover band, Dr. Fu - Dr. FU (drfu.com) Visit Somewhere in Time's Website: https://somewhereintimepodcast.com Follow Somewhere in Time Podcast on Social Media: www.facebook.com/somewhereintimepodcast www.twitter.com/SITMusicPodcast www.instagram.com/somewhereintimepodcast www.youtube.com/somewhereintimepodcast
Jonathan Stark is a former software developer who is on a mission to rid the world of hourly billing. He is the author of Hourly Billing Is Nuts, the host of Ditching Hourly, and writes a daily newsletter on pricing for independent professionals.In today's episode of Smashing the Plateau, you will learn how you can make more money without working more hours.Jonathan and I discuss the following topics:How did he become focused on ending the hourly billing model? [01:38]How long did it take for Jonathan to see the changes in his income? [05:32]How did he discover value-based fees? [05:48]What reasons did Jonathan come up with to go solo? [07:47]Who is his target audience for his teaching model? [10:34]What is needed for a mindset shift? [11:39]How to ensure that price will dictate costs? [11:52]What did his mindset shift in providing value first? [15:26]What does it take to make a shift and start your own business? [17:35]How does community become a game changer for him? [20:02]What is his definition of community? [22:47]Learn more about Jonathan Stark at http://valuepricingbootcamp.com/.Thank you to our sponsor:The Smashing the Plateau Community
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NE1 4A Podcast? Come on move your poddy, it's The Chris Moyles Show on Radio X Podcast, and you are in for one hell of a ride. This week, we announced Radio X's Big Smashing Driving Stunt, which will see Dominic Byrne drive through six massive garage doors to win one of you lovely listeners a new car. To prep Dom for his Big Smashing Driving Stunt, we enlisted the help of stunt co-ordinator Jim Dowdall, who has worked on NINE Bond films to advise him on his spacial awareness. Preparations also included a child's go kart, a rather questionable selection of personalised number plates, and the reveal of the car Dom will be using to smash through the garage doors. We did have some other fun not including smashing doors this week too, including: Pippa's Quiz about PippaThe Lip Reading GameA big spill wreaks havoc in the studioEnjoy!The Chris Moyles Show on Radio XWeekdays 6:30-10am
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Show references: https://crannog.co.uk/https://crannog.co.uk/museum-development/https://www.linkedin.com/in/mike-benson-22953833/If you would like to support the Scottish Crannog Centre, please donate via Just Giving page.https://justgiving.com/campaign/crannog Mike Benson is the Managing Director of the Scottish Crannog Centre. Mike spent 28 years in the steel industry before working in museums. Mike left British Steel in 2004 to become Director of Ryedale Folk Museum in North Yorkshire. He then went on to be Director of Bede's World and interim Director at The National Coal Mining Museum For England before starting work as Director in January 2018 at The Scottish Crannog Centre. Mike has a track record of leading organisations through transformational change.Mike lives in The Scottish Borders with partner Kathy and their dog Shadow. Transcriptions: Kelly Molson: Welcome to Skip the Queue, a podcast for people working in or working with visitor attractions. I'm your host, Kelly Molson. In today's episode, I speak with Mike Benson, Managing Director of the Scottish Crannog Centre. Mike shares with us the truly unique working environment at the centre and the variety of opportunities they're able to offer young people who struggle with mainstream education.We talk about the devastating fire back in 2021, but all the positivity around building back bigger and stronger than ever. If you like what you hear, you can subscribe on all the usual channels by searching Skip the Queue. Kelly Molson: All right, Mike, thank you for joining me on the podcast today. It's lovely to see you. It's been a long time since I saw you. I think last year I last saw you speak at an event. Kelly Molson: So I'm delighted that you've been able to give me a little bit of your time today to come on and chat. As ever, I've got some stupid icebreakers to start the podcast with. Right. I know that you've got a dog. What is the stupidest thing that your dog has ever done? Mike Benson: Well, she does it most days. If you don't give her treat or her, she will sit and just stare at the wall with her nose against the wall. If we go anywhere that she doesn't like, she just walks straight up to the wall and just sits and looks at the wall. Kelly Molson: Oh, like a protest. Like, I'm not happy here, protesting? Mike Benson: Yeah, absolutely. At first you feel really bad, but it's one of those protests that wears a bit thin, I'd imagine. But she keeps doing it a bit like a toddler does kind of thing. But she's getting an old dog now, so she's a bit more pronounced now. She will just sort of shift her head up a little bit, waddle over, bang her nose against the wall, and just stare at it until the situation is more to her liking, whatever it is. Kelly Molson: She's a diva. What a diva. It could be worse, though, Mike, couldn't it? Because it could be a dirty protest because some dogs do a bit.Mike Benson: No, she's more intellectual than that. She's Belgian. She's Belgian. So she's quite philosophical and intellectual. Kelly Molson: I like a style. Okay. If you were to participate in karaoke, what would be the song that you would blast out on that microphone? Mike Benson: Take the ribbon from your head, take it loose and let it fall. Hold it soft against my skin like a shadow on a wall. Kelly Molson: Oh, Mike. I did not know we're going to get a rendition. That is amazing. Mike Benson: Pre karaoke. I used to go quite a lot to Beer Colours, where there'd be a guy on an accordion and you would ask him for a request, then you would sing while he played. I don't know if you ever went to them. And that was always my song. So the guy on the accordion, wherever it was, will be playing away now. Can you play? Help me make it through the night and then I would sing it to much acclaim. I can't sing a note, to be honest, but there you go. Kelly Molson: Oh, that was quite delightful, Mike. And if I was not expecting that. Mike Benson: You moved to tears, I can tell. Kelly Molson: This will be the second time that you've moved me to tears, Mike, but for very different reasons. We'll come to that later in the podcast. Right, I want to know what is your unpopular opinion? So something that you hold dear and believe to be true but not many people agree with you on. Mike Benson: Yeah, I've just asked Kathy, my partner, that one, because I couldn't really think of something she was saying. My background was in British Steel. I spent 27 years on the shop floor there, 28 years. And she thinks, one hand, I'm very disciplined and I like everybody to get to work on time and all that boring stuff. On the other hand, I expect everybody to be creative and I don't think that's unpopular or people don't agree, but that's what she's told me that I should say. So I'm going to say that.Kelly Molson: I see you're quite contradictory in that sense. Mike Benson: Yeah, well, in everything. Kelly Molson: Let's get into our chats. There's loads that I want to cover today. You are the Managing Director of the Scottish Crannog Centre. Tell me a little bit about your background. How did you get to where you are now? Mike Benson: I think, as I said, I left school at 16, went straight into the steel works in Middlesbrough where I stayed, and it's where I always wanted to work. Very proud to work there. And my first day in work was maybe 100 lads in there and this great big guy got on the stage and said, "Welcome to Bridge Steel", kind of thing. You're following in the footsteps of giants that have built the world and all this stuff, and I still believe it. So it's it kind of did the trick. So, yeah, and I stayed there and stayed there and loved it. Towards the end of my time, I start to do an Open University degree when I was in my late 30s, just basically so because I could help the kids with the homework and stuff, I suppose. Kelly Molson: Wow. Mike Benson: I don't know anybody from my school that went to university or even to college. We all went to work. So, yeah, that was that. And then doing my stuff for the Open University start to go to get a different idea of what museums could be. Started to realise that nobody was really telling in our story very well, the steelwork story, where I lived, the locality and everything. So we set up a little group around our shift and with a couple of volunteers called Iron Owe AWE, which I thought was quite smart at the time. Kelly Molson: Very Good.Mike Benson: Yeah. And went into schools and we got funding to make films. We did fantastic film with the first strikes, really, with 400 kids all marching down the streets, demanding to only work 8 hours a day and all the rest of it, which was really great. Mike Benson: Anyway, to cut long story short, we'd been asked to go down to London. We'd won this award, which was really funny because we had a few beers on the train going down and we get to London to go to the Strand where we'd won this Roots and Wings award. Beat loads of posh museums and the guy in the door would let us in because we didn't look like museum people and there was no more. He thought we're just trying to plug in for the wine or whatever. So I turned to a phone box. There was no well, mobile phones wrote, but I didn't have one early days and to ring the lady up and say, “Your man on the door won't let us in.” We're not the right type.Kelly Molson: Amazing. So you never really fitted the traditional museum mold. Mike Benson: And it's still exactly the same fully enough. And on the back of that, on the way home, we got back early doors, and I was six till one shift. And when I got in, there was a message on the phone from the National Park. North York Moose National Park. Just asking me if I was interested in applying the director of Ridell Fort Museum, which is a rural museum in the North York moors. So I went for it, don't know why, and got the job. I don't know how. Then I had the big decision whether to leave all my friends that we'd been to each other's 18th, 21st, weddings, all the rest of it. That was a huge decision. I always remember I only ever had one good bus at British Steel. Mike Benson: All the buses were crap, but I went in to see him, guy I really trusted, and he just said, "You've got to go, there's thousands of lads here that would chuck the right arm off to do a job like that." And I went over to the museum and there you go. That's how I kind of ended up in this sector, really. Kelly Molson: That's amazing. And it literally all came from you going back to do an Open University course to help your kids. It wasn't necessarily about you and a new career and changing your part. Mike Benson: No last thing in my head. Kelly Molson: I think that's really motivating to hear because I think a lot of people think that by the time you're 30, you should have it all together. Mike Benson: I'm 60 and I can go together.Kelly Molson: 45, no clue. But do you know what I mean? I think that there's a lot of people out there that kind of by that point they think, “Well, you should have your career sorted by then. You should know what your trajectory is and what you're doing”. And it just goes to show that there's an opportunity to change your life whenever you decide to. Mike Benson: Yeah, you need look, I think you need a lot of look. I've been lucky in that sense, I think, as I say, and my plant is still going, so I would be retired now, which is a bit of a reflection on a bad decision made now, looking back. There you go. And it was a completely bloody h***, completely different world. I'd never met a vegetarian before, ever. Kelly Molson: So culturally it took you into a place that was so far from what you know.Mike Benson: Yeah, I was lucky enough to I've been doing the job about a year or so and I was lucky enough to win a Claw Fellowship, which is like a high level training thing, they send you around the world and all sorts. It's brilliant. I went and stayed with a fantastic guy, a First Nation Canadian chief on the Pacific Coast. Anyway, but I'd gone to this place and again I got to this really posh spot down in Kent near Seven Oaks and said, “I'm in the right place”. And the lady said, "I don't think so". I'd driven all the way down Milan Bretta with sidecar, so that was interesting. And we'd gone out for a meal somewhere, myself and the other Claw fellows, and we had a bit of a chord thing going on. Mike Benson: I think when I was at British Steel, where if you were a little bit skinned, if you'd gone out for a drink or for meal or whatever you would say you'd pay with your credit card and the ladder would think, “Oh, bloody Ollie skinned”. So we'd all chip in. Anyway, I goes for this meal and my fellow Claw fellows at the end of night all put the credit cards on the table and I thought, bloody h***, everybody skinned. So I ended up paying for offering to pay the bill, which I did, which then left me skinned and then I cut and done. That was just the way things were because again, you would never use your credit card. It was just like something that you very rarely would use, but in the real world, everybody uses their credit cards all the time. Kelly Molson: What a brilliant story. Mike Benson: Yeah. And another one is when I first went into the an interior deal, there was a guy there and I'd asked him to do something and he said, "No, it's not my job". And at British Steel you were kind of saying, "I'm going to give you 5 minutes to think about it, I'm going to send you home". So I give him his 5 minutes and I sent him home. And then I had a gaggle of trustees coming in about an hour later saying, "What you doing?” “Listen, I give him his 5 minutes and I sent him home". And they were like, "what?"Kelly Molson: Doesn't work like that here? Mike Benson: What planet did you come from? Kelly Molson: Wow. So you changed your life. And then you went through quite a lot of crisis learning experiences.Mike Benson: Yeah, to learn a whole new lexicon. And after so long, I thought it just be yourself. Kelly Molson: Absolutely. I think you're absolutely right, because you bring something quite magic to everywhere that you go, and I've seen that from the way that you've spoken and the way that other people have spoken about you. Right. Let's talk about the Crannog. Let's talk about the Crannog Centre. So you're the Managing Director of the Scottish Crannog. So you're the Managing Director of the Scottish Crannog Centre. What's a Crannog for our audience that are listening? What is a Crannog? Mike Benson: Well, I've googled it. Kelly Molson: So did I, Mike. Mike Benson: I Googled it because it is many things to many different people. I Googled it and it's an artificial island that people might have lived on. It might have been a wooden structure. So basically, particularly in Scotland and in Ireland, you'll see as you're going around the lochs, you'll see little clumps of stone in the middle of the loch or to one side with a tree in or something. And at some point that would have been an artificial island that somebody made into a dwelling. So I think if you Google it yeah, for Rose and interestingly, after the fire, it's a symbol of home, it's a symbol of community, it's a symbol of what can be achieved. The engineering was unbelievable. The joinery skills were unbelievable. The candunas, you think two and a half thousand years ago. Mike Benson: It must have been bloody freezing and everybody was sat in a cave and all this stuff. And actually there they were building these beautiful homes, places, whatever, and there could be places of prestige and what have you. But there were a home and inside there they will have been playing a seven stringed musical instrument. We've got evidence of that in the collection. They will have been trading with this is before Brexit, they were trading with Europe, which is a continent that's very near to was just over the water, that's really easy to trade with, used to be. So all that stuff, and it's become a place where everybody can contribute, everybody can learn a skill and kind of inspired by that notion, whether it's romantic or not, that everybody has a part to play. And that's how you get a flourishing community. Kelly Molson: Just for our listeners who may not have visited or you may not know what the Crannog. Just for our listeners who may not have visited or you may not know what the Crannog Centre is for. What is the Crannog Centre's purpose? Has it been created to kind of showcase? Mike Benson: Yes, it's literally on the straight level if you like. To tell the stories of the crown of dwellers, the day to day lives of what the best we can. We don't know exactly. That's the beauty of it. Half of what we say is based on certainty, the other half is based on opinion, because we can only go on the evidence that we have a number of archaeologists at work, and you get three archaeologists, you get four theories and it's like that every day and constant learning that goes on. So on that level, it's to tell a story of those kind of dwellers from two and a half thousand years ago. But also, I think, to be relevant for today, to look at sustainability, to look at the learning opportunities that people have. Mike Benson: We have a thing on the wall at work where we put on the questions that the public have asked that week. One of them was from a little girl asking how far the Christmas would get in because there isn't a chimney. Kelly Molson: Good question. Mike Benson: Yeah, the best one was but bearing in mind we employ 23 people, are you all related? Kelly Molson: Wow. Is that because it all feels like a family or is it all yeah, you all bitter like a family, maybe.Mike Benson: Yeah. But we kind of rub along and get there and we all cover each other's backsides and we work really hard or try to, but yeah. Kelly Molson: That's a nice question. Mike Benson: I'm hoping it was done in the right way. Kelly Molson: I love that. So I can remember very vividly. It was the 16 June and I was on a webinar which was for ASVA members, and you came onto the webinar and shared the news of what had just happened. And I genuinely was so moved that I had to switch my camera off and have a little cry. It was a really difficult thing to watch you talk about. I can only imagine what you were feeling at that point. But would you be able to just take us back and explain what happened on the I think it was the morning of the 16th, wasn't it? The early hours of the 16th or the evening? Mike Benson: Yeah, it was just a couple of days before then. I'm still a bit raw and I was in two months whether to do that call, really, but I didn't realise I thought, yeah, I'll just go and tell them about a fire. But I didn't really yes, it's still quite raw when I think about it. Kelly Molson: Can imagine. Mike Benson: So at 11:00 at night when you look at the CCTV, there's a little tiny glow inside the Crannog and then by 6 minutes past it's gone. And Rich, one of the assistant directors there, drank me up hours in bed, asleep, rang up and said, "Mike, the Crannog's on fire". And I said, "Yeah, that's fine, I'll sort out in the morning", went back to sleep and he rang me back again. " "Mike, Mike, it's really on fire." And I could hear all the fire engines and everything going behind him. So of course I raced down. By the time I got there, it was gone. I think there was five fire engines, lots of police and all the rest of it. And yeah, it was quite difficult. The chair of trustees was there, he was bereft, he got there before me, obviously, lots of tears. Mike Benson: There was a couple of members of staff who'd locked themselves in the car, were crying. So basically we made a few calls, got everybody on site round about half one in the morning, I think at night, so it's still black and the lights are still flashing. I just said to everybody, "You know what, nobody's been hurt. Thank our lucky stars nobody's been hurt. We're going to do exactly what the crown of dwellers would have done. We're going to pack up our things, which froze is the collection, the precious things that they've left for us, and we're going to move". And I exaggerate this a little bit, but the reality was, on the following morning at 09:00, we sat there and we had no money, we had no plan, we didn't quite know what was going to happen. Mike Benson: By about half ten that morning, were starting to have a plan and we'd fortunately had already, through a community asset transfer, which is where a community group can make an application to local authority or to the government to buy something at a reduced price. We'd already bought the new site on the other side of the loch through community asset transfer. Kelly Molson: Amazing. Mike Benson: And by the second day, I think over 50,000 had come into the just given page. Kelly Molson: It was an incredible outpouring of community spirit, wasn't it? The support that you got was I mean, it was local, national.Mike Benson: Yeah. Yeah. People ringing in to offer volunteer time, money coming in. We had the politicians involved. We were charged by Scottish government, not straight away. After a couple of bit of time, maybe a week or so, were asked to try and come up with a plan that was realistic, that wouldn't cost too much, that would get the organisation away, it wouldn't be the full monty, but it would get us up and running. We presented that plan to Scottish government and they've agreed to support us, as have other trust foundations and everybody else. So we've started work on the new site, March. So in less than two years, we've got through planning, which anybody knows we're planning isn't easy, and even though they were sympathetic, they had their protocols to go through. Mike Benson: We raised the money, we hit January this year and were a little bit short because of everything that's gone up with inflation filled that funding gap and we're hoping to open in November. Kelly Molson: That is magic. I think what we have to remember as well is this was happening still during while the Pandemic was going on. So this was 2021 that this happened. So were still in a position of places not being fully open, still having all of that own kind of personal impact that were struggling with, as well as having something like this happen. I can see it in your eyes now. I can hear it when you're talking. The emotion about that day is still kind of with you. Kelly Molson: You hold it still there, but the way that you were able to, the very next day have a plan in place is testimony to, I think, yourself and the people that you have surrounding you and how much they love that centre that you've been able to kind of come back so quickly and make this happen. Mike Benson: Yeah, I mean, we opened four days after the fire, obviously with no crown of a bit like the Van Gogh Museum without any Van Goghs, and we didn't think we'd get many visitors, and they just powered in. Kelly Molson: Amazing. That's the power of telling great stories, Mike. People still want to come. Mike Benson: Yeah, that's all it is. Without getting my little hobby horse. Maybe it goes back to the earlier question about your opinion. I think museums still have a long way to go, really, in how they work. And it's just really simple, really. Just you're telling a good story that people want to listen to and hear, and we kind of do that best we can. Kelly Molson: Yeah, no, you really do. Mike Benson: We're a little bit wonky on the edges, but that's allowed. Kelly Molson: That's what people love. That's what people love. I think that there's such a level of authenticity about how you speak and the way that you do things. And that's, for me, what I find really engaging. Kelly Molson: I saw you speak last year at the Scottish Tourism Alliance conference. I think it was last November. No, it really was slick, but I really enjoyed it. So Mike did a really clever thing, so he was billed as the speaker, but he actually got other people to speak for him, which I thought was genius. I'm going to use that at some point whenever I'm asked to speak. But it was great. You spoke about the Crannog Centre, but you talked about how you've harnessed potential and created this really great working environment. And you've done that by building a really diverse workforce and volunteers and people that come along and just help and support you. And I think it is such an amazing story. Kelly Molson: You have a lot of young people that come and work and volunteer at centre while they were speaking for you and sharing their experience of working there. I was just blown away by all of the amazing opportunities that you can offer them. Like, bear in mind, this is a relatively small centre that we're talking about. We're not talking about the VNA, we're not talking about the London Transport Museum here. The variety of what those youngsters can do there and what they can learn and what they can be part of is incredible. And I think you help a lot of youngsters that are struggling with mainstream education by offering them a different way of learning, a different way of being involved with things. And talk to us about how you've managed to create this incredible working environment. Mike Benson: Yeah. Again, I think I can't take any credit for it, really. It's kind of what I grew up with as well. When you went into somewhere, there was quite a diverse workforce that worked in British Steel or wherever. Part of the learning and part of your reflections are certainly within the task of what a museum is. If you want to engage with diverse audiences, you need to have a diverse workforce. People need to be able to come into that museum and see people like themselves, not just there, but actually having agency, being able to make decisions, being leaders, being able to flourish, being able to be themselves. We talk about freedom of self, that ability to really be yourself at work. Another word kind of made up is that feltness. Mike Benson: We call it feltness, where people can just come in and feel that there's something there that they can just feel there's love or hard work or graft or academic rigor or all of those things thrown into the pot. And that diversity is that you can feel it. And again, time and time again, when people come and we ask them what the feedback is, they can just feel something there that they can't quite put the finger on. So we called it feltness. Kelly Molson: It was a lovely way of defining it, but that's a really hard thing to create. Like, how do you create that? I guess it's a mixture of the people and the characters that you have working there and the things that they can do and the things that they are allowed to do, I guess the autonomy that you give them. Mike Benson: Yeah. And being aspirational and wanting to be the best that we can be. So I think that notion of creativity aligned to discipline, that unleashing of folks, we're all hemmed in nowadays by all kinds of barriers, and we're kind of shuffled along, I don't know, like, through amaze almost, and sometimes almost uncontrollably, we end up somewhere. I just think to be able to just break all that down and just start again is no bad thing. And so that's what we've tried to do with the Crannog Centre there and take that inspiration, as I said, from that notion of a community that could flourish. Everybody must be able to contribute. Kelly Molson: How have you done that? Did you set out in your mind when you went to the Crannog Centre? Did you set out and go, "This is what I want. I want to be able to offer all of these different experiences to young people who are struggling with mainstream education?" Or is this something that's just kind of happened naturally, that you've attracted people? How have you set out to kind of do it? Mike Benson: Yeah, that we set out to do it that way. So my interviewer said we would set up an apprenticeship program where we'd set up blah, blah, create a framework for success and depends what you call success, whether it's footfall, whether it's donations, people making donations, whether it's how much you sell in the shop, whatever that your success measures are. So each of the museum that have been that, we've done something similar with the apprenticeship program, with the diversity, and I think here we've managed to take all the learning of what we've done so far, if you like, and put it all into practice and it doesn't always work. And sometimes you think to yourselves, go up and much easy just to get a load of. We interviewed some folks that were getting a craft fellow funded through Hess. Mike Benson: That's somebody who's going to learn traditional skills. And the amount of young people that came to that with two degrees and a masters and a half a PhD and stuff, I just think it must be really hard to get your break into this game, into the museum world, if we can create different routes and that. I was asked by trustees, "What would make you happy in ten years time?" And I said, "For one of the apprentices to be the director."Kelly Molson: That's lovely. Mike Benson: And I think having that approach, I think and it happens in business all the time, I think the museum is still stuck around hierarchy and prestige and a certain type of knowledge and a certain type of person. But, yeah, I think that's kind of where were going with that. Kelly Molson: That's really lovely. But you are a small team, right, Mike? There's not thousands of people at this museum that help you do this. So what you've been able to achieve with the relatively small team is incredibly impressive. Who heads up the program? Is that you? Who defines what the kind of apprenticeship program looks like and the structure? Mike Benson: Yeah, I kind of keep my paws out with that, really. I'm really good at talking, a good job. I don't actually do anything. Kelly Molson: You're a leader, Mike. Mike Benson: No, honestly, I'm not good at anything. I am not good at anything. Kathy, my partner, will say I can't put a screw in the wall or anything and I'm literally no good at anything. But, yeah, I think we just create an environment and again, we get bogged down with business planning and all that all the time. I did a talk to some community groups the other day and I just used the image of a sunflower, because quite often you'll consultants who come and say, you need that business plan, it needs to be really hard. And yet a sunflower doesn't really have much of a business plan. It just follows the sun and soaks it all up and grows where it's best. And I think just sometimes you can be a bit too.Mike Benson: All I was saying to him is than these folks in town to get stuffed if they think it's nonsense. So I think, yeah, I'm what Lenos? I always do. I think it's just as I say, create an environment. And it's really hard. It's much harder to create that environment than it will be to have a straight structure. Straight, linear. You report to him, you report to him, nothing happens until he's signed that off. So it's chaos. It's bloody chaos. Kelly Molson: But is that partly because you're not asking people to come in and fit your mold, you're almost asking them to come in and then you're flexing your mold to how they need to grow and adapt. Mike Benson: So you've got wobbling all the time. Yes, it really is. And it's not for everybody. It's really hard. So it's not for everyone, particularly those trained within the museum profession, that likes straight lines. It's really hard. Or anybody that likes to work in duchess museums in general, it's not for everyone, some folks to come and work with us, and it doesn't work for everyone because they want to see that comfort, really. It's that comfort of that straight line and somebody's going to tell me what to do. I have no clue what's happening at work half the time. Not when they say, we decided to do this. All right, this guy's turned up, he's going to do this. Smashing. Kelly Molson: But that takes a lot to be that flexible, though, doesn't it? Like you say, sometimes as humans, we kind of like a plan. We like to see the trajectory, we like to see what the next step is, and not being able to see that is uncomfortable for a lot of us. So to have an organisation that's so fluid, that's not for everybody at all, you have to be quite I think you've got to be quite a special person to be able to lead an organisation that is structured like that. Mike Benson: Hence the baggy eyes. Kelly Molson: Yes. What does the future look like for the Crannog Centre? So you've had a grant from Scottish government and it's being rebuilt on the new site, which is directly across the loch from where? Mike Benson: Twelve times bigger. We're building it as a nine edge village as well. So we're doing it the wrong way around, kind of. Instead of building the Crannog, first, we'll build a nine edge village. So what's next is we'll try and get that done. This was always project one. As I said, we needed to have something that would get us up and running. And then Project Two will be to build a proper museum. So at one end of Scotland's most powerful river lies the VNA in Dundee, and at the other end of Scotland's most powerful river, Batte, will I our new museum as well. As we go into Project Two, hopefully the deeper sense of belonging in more heft he says, “Don't quote me on that.”Mike Benson: And it will be a different type because I think the VNA will probably be one of the last of the big concrete, super duper designed museums. Not critical at all. I think as the world's moved on to a more stable models, there'd be maybe a different approach to how public buildings like that are built in the future. So that's what's coming next, if you like. Whether I'm still there to do that or not, who knows? Kelly Molson: Well, one of your apprentices will be director by then, probably, if you get your way. What does that look like in terms of time frames, though? So what are we looking at in terms of the new centre being open across on the other side of the loch? Mike Benson: So we hopefully going to do a soft opening in November. So it's all about, as I've said, home and feeling safe and being yourself. So that opening will be potentially we'll have the Mary Hills Refugee Choir there, we'll have bands there and everything else. And we may be looking at how we can have on the old site some instruments there and some instruments. And now we're sad. And they talk to each other across the loch. Kelly Molson: That's lovely. Yeah. To share the stories of the older and the new. Mike Benson: And then the log boat will probably come along with a torch and all that sort of stuff. Anyway, everybody's talking of different things. We'll pull it all together. So, soft opening in November and then we'll go larger. Kelly Molson: And you talked a little bit earlier about sustainability, is that right? I think I read this is that the centre is aiming for its new incarnation to become Scotland's most sustainable museum. Not just about carbon count, but about the kind of the craft and the skills and the sustainability of materials. Is that about how it's being built and constructed, as well as what you do there? Mike Benson: Yes. So we've got some brilliant folks on site now. So we've got Julie, Laura, Jordy, who are women carpenters who are working away Chaz again, carpenter. Jim, our Stormwall builder, and then Brian, our Thatcher, will be joining us once he's finished the job up north. And while they're there, they're sharing the plan. Is that all those skills? Oh, I forgot him. Ash. He's building our he's built the first one up. It's a hazel, six meter high hazel roundhouse. It's gorgeous. He's nearly finished that working with Nelly. Anyway, give him all the name check. So the idea being that those skills are shared across the Crannog team. So in future years. The idea is that the Iron Age village that we're building now, the buildings were only ever intended to last seven years, ish seven to ten years. Mike Benson: Then they'll go back into the earth and the caym across the road is a hill called Drummond Hill. And that's where we'll be starting to copies to grow the materials that we need to build these. So we employ Yein, the copieser and we'll have Jenny, the forest gardener. So all the materials and the timbers, the stone, the reed for the thatch the heather is all within walking distance of a crown of dweller.Kelly Molson: This seven year cycle is that what would have happened back then?Mike Benson: So yeah you entered the coppers in cycle you see I'm no expert on this, it sounds like I know what I'm talking about, I don't. However Ian the copies guy does and Jenny the forest gardener does. So within the forestry land services are taking out the large disease come in the hill opposite hopefully we'll take over some of that land where we will copy some and start to plant the materials that we need for the future. Hazel seven years then the York and everything else will take a bit longer but in years to come that'll be totally sustainable and you literally will cross the road and take a tree down and build a building out of it. Kelly Molson: That is magic, isn't it? That is really.Mike Benson: And that's what's happening now. So the timbers that are coming on site are within walking distance and the buildings that are going up is all the stone is just locally sourced, everything's just from over the road. And that requires a different skill set. Rather than just getting a timber from Norway or something from juicens, learning how to use local, local materials and making these buildings stay up and stand up and all that sort of stuff is a task in itself.Kelly Molson: For me, it's that idea of those crafts never dying as well. We don't want that guy to be the last copieser. No those skills have to be transferred in a way that they are shared with the younger generation. I'm thinking about my two year old one day how lovely would it be to come and bring her and show her the way that people used to build houses back in the day and we don't forget those things, that's what's important.Mike Benson: And the fact that you can make a living out of it. So when people come to see us they are supporting, keeping all that alive and that's part of thinking around that will take the buildings that we're building now down in seven or eight years time because that's how you'll learn to build them again. Kelly Molson: Yeah, I guess of course because then the new people can learn, they've learned their skills, can learn to go through all of that process.Mike Benson: And the apprentices that are there now learning will be the ones that are teaching. Kelly Molson: Yeah that's really cool. Mike Benson: It's an old model but it's just how it is.Kelly Molson: And in a way you forget the simplicity of that, don't you? You just forget. Mike Benson: Yeah and then within that sustainability as well if we become the sort of organisation that people want to partner with and work alongside and also a place that people want to visit and support so you've got the skills, materials, those four elements and then we think that will create a sustainable model. Kelly Molson: What more help do you need, Mike? So you've had a grant from Scottish government, you've had a huge outpouring of support from the general public when we had the fire. Kelly Molson: You mentioned a little while ago about a funding gap. Obviously, cost of living crisis has probably affected that, the rising cost of materials, et cetera. What can we do to help you? Or is there still a live kind of go funding part that we can all go? Mike Benson: You can still go onto our website and donate and I understand how hard it is for everybody just now as well, by the way. So we are still writing little applications here, there and everywhere just to try and cover those final bits. And it's really hard because what we've tried to do, what we could have done is just close the current site, build the, you know, get the main contractors gone in and put the drains in and the car parks and all that stuff in then we could. But we tried to keep everybody employed and keep the apprenticeship going and everything else and that's been quite a challenge. Mike Benson: Obviously we haven't got a Crannog even though we're still getting we've improved our visitor figures to last year, just but it's really hard without that central point and the old site is looking tired, which is where we always intended to move. So I think if anybody did want to help us in that way, that would be great. And also just share the word, really, and just tell folks to come and visit us if they can. That's the best way to help. Just paying your seven pound to come in and see us and just be part of it and keep a little bit of that love in your heart when you leave. Kelly Molson: Oh, Mike, you're going to make me cry. This will be the first time that you've got me. We are going to share in the show notes to this episode. We're going to share all the ways that you can still support the Scottish Crannog Centre. So we'll put a link to the website, we'll put a link to the donation portals and yeah, I think you're absolutely right. I think it's all about just encouraging people to go along. Seven pounds is not a huge entrance fee to go and experience some of these things that you will never have seen anywhere else. You might learn about a craft that you might never see anywhere else. That's not a huge amount to ask for people. So please dig deep if you can and help them create something that is going to be truly transformational for generations to come. Kelly Molson: Not just for people that visit it, but for the people that go there and do these apprenticeship schemes and learn the trades and develop themselves into something that their wildest dreams couldn't have imagined. They could have achieved. Mike, thank you for sharing today. I'm so grateful of everyone that comes on to talk to me on the podcast, but your story really did touch me. I was eight months pregnant at that time, Mike. I'm not going to lie, I probably would have dropped, probably would have cried if the dog had come in here and looked at me funny. But you did break me that day and it's really lovely to hear all the positive things that have happened since then and all of the good things that are happening. Right, what about a book? Kelly Molson: We always ask our guests to come on and share a book that they love with our audience. Can be anything you like. Mike Benson: Well, because I am a museum director and an academic, I'm going to go for the Thursday Murder Club series. Kelly Molson: I knew this was not going to be a business book, Mike. Mike Benson: No, I've not planned them all. See, a book with leadership on it. I don't know if you've read any of them, but Elizabeth, Joyce, Ron and Abraham are just so stupid and funny and English and gentle. It's just lovely. So I've been plowing my way through all those I mean, the plots are way for thin the whole thing's nonsense, but it's just really good stuff to kind of remind you what human beings are. Kelly Molson: Yeah, a lovely good escapism as well, aren't they, those books. They are great. Well, as ever, listeners, if you want to win a copy of Mike's book, you know what to do. Go over to our Twitter account and hit the retweet button with the message, I want Mike's book. And we'll put you into the prize drawer to win a book. And that is for the last time this season, because this is the last podcast of this season, which is crazy. We've had so many guests on, so many amazing stories, so many initiatives that have been shared with us and so many learnings that I've personally taken away. Thank you all for listening. Kelly Molson: We will be back again in September after we've had a little summer break, because, let's face it, you are going to be way too busy for podcasts over the summer, visiting, having all of your guests visit. So, Mike, thank you again. It has been an absolute pleasure. I'm really glad that you came on the podcast and you didn't send somebody else to come and do the podcast.Mike Benson: I was in two minds.Kelly Molson: Brilliant. Thank you for coming on. Like we said, we're going to put all of the details on how you can still help the Crannog Centre into the show notes today. Mike, it's been a pleasure. Thank you. Mike Benson: You'll take care now.Kelly Molson: Thanks for listening to Skip the Queue. If you've enjoyed this podcast, please leave us a five star review. It really helps others find us. And remember to follow us on Twitter for your chance to win the books that have been mentioned. Skip The Queue is brought to you by Rubber Cheese, a digital agency that builds remarkable systems and websites for attractions that helps them increase their visitor numbers. You can find show notes and transcriptions from this episode and more over on our website, rubbercheese.com/podcast.
A broken record. A broken trophy. An unbreakable winning streak? Red Bull won their 12th consecutive Grand Prix in Budapest. Tom Clarkson, Lee McKenzie and Juan Fossaroli dive into the post-race celebrations to round up the Hungarian Grand Prix. At Red Bull, Jos Verstappen, Max's father, explains why ‘focus' is the key to his son's ‘unbelievable' season. Team Principal Christian Horner reflects on Max v Lewis at the race start and reveals how much damage was done to Verstappen's winners' trophy during the podium celebrations. Chief Technical Officer Adrian Newey talks about beating the all-time consecutive win record. After an important podium for Sergio Perez, we talk about his future at Red Bull. There's reaction from a happy McLaren CEO Zak Brown after another Lando Norris podium and top 5 finish for Oscar Piastri. Could Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton have made the podium after his stunning pole position? How costly is a double retirement for Alpine? Ferrari Team Principal Fred Vasseur says the team ‘made mistakes' in Budapest. Plus, what's behind Aston Martin's drop in performance? Play F1 Fantasy with F1 Nation for free. Search for the game, pick your team, then join the F1 Nation World Championship. Send your emails and questions about the 2023 F1 season to F1Nation@F1.com
Jason Van Orden helps consultants and coaches turn their expertise into online courses and group programs so they can help more people and generate more income.Jason's mission is to help visionaries with impactful ideas to connect with the people they serve best and the problems they can most uniquely solve.In today's episode of Smashing the Plateau, you will learn how you can exceed your previous employment income by connecting with the people you can serve best and provide outcomes that they desire.Jason and I discuss:Why he focuses on working with consultants and coaches [01:41]Strategies for increasing income quickly [02:58]How to overcome your lack of self-confidence while having conversations with clients [10:26]How to exceed your corporate income substantially [14:52]The benefits of collaborating in a community leadership role [21:15]Learn more about Jason at https://jasonvanorden.com/Thank you to our sponsor:The Smashing the Plateau Community
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Dam Internet, You Scary! hosts Patrick Cloud and Tahir Moore break down the disturbing but interesting stories on the internet! This podcast is sponsored by Better Help. Guests: Mike Damn https://www.instagram.com/mikedamn Malcolm Barrett https://www.instagram.com/verbalberappin Comedian CP https://www.instagram.com/comediancp S/O to our sponsors Better Help https://www.betterhelp.com/diys Manscaped https://www.manscaped.com Promo Code: DIYS Join our Patreon now!! https://www.patreon.com/DamInternetYouScary
Guest host Sara Lippmann talks with Seth Rogoff about collaboration, a triangle of place (Berlin, Prague, Maine), a relationship with seminal texts, the old testament, THE KIRSCHBAUM LECTURES (Sagging Meniscus, 2023), decentering meaning, making choices for or against expectation, handwriting (and not outlining), working with former NBA player Kendrick Perkins, and more.Seth Rogoff is the author of the novels First, the Raven: a Preface (2017), Thin Rising Vapors (2018), and The Kirschbaum Lectures (2023), and the nonfiction book The Politics of the Dreamscape (2021). He is the co-author with former NBA player Kendrick Perkins of the memoir The Education of Kendrick Perkins (2023). Find more at sethrogoff.com.Sara Lippman is the author of the novel Lech (Tortoise Books) and the story collections Doll Palace (re-released by 7.13 Books) and Jerks (Mason Jar Press). Her fiction has been honored by the New York Foundation for the Arts, and her essays have appeared in The Millions, The Washington Post, Catapult, The Lit Hub and elsewhere. With Seth Rogoff, she is co-editing the anthology Smashing the Tablets: Radical Retellings of the Hebrew Bible for SUNY Press. Podcast theme: DJ Garlik and Bertholet's "Special Sause" used with permission from Bertholet.
Guest: Steve Wylie, Vice President, Cybersecurity Market at Informa Tech [@InformaTechHQ] and General Manager at Black Hat [@BlackHatEvents]On LinkedIn | https://www.linkedin.com/in/swylie650/On Twitter | https://twitter.com/swylie650____________________________This Episode's SponsorsrunZero | https://itspm.ag/runzervvyhIsland.io | https://itspm.ag/island-io-6b5ffd____________________________Episode NotesBlack Hat USA 2023 conference's keynote sessions promise engaging and insightful conversations. Steve Wylie, the General Manager, highlighted one of the key discussions that will occur during the event, a fireside chat between Jen Easterly, the director of Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA), and Viktor Zhora, who is responsible for defending Ukraine's digital infrastructure. Easterly, having been appointed in 2021, participated in a Black Hat keynote stage three weeks later, where she effectively discussed her vision for the collaboration of hackers, government, and the private sector. Now, after a couple of years in her role, she's expected to bring in more nuanced perspectives.The discussion will focus on the pressing issues faced by the cybersecurity world, including the war in Ukraine and the country's efforts to defend its digital infrastructure. This fireside chat is set to foster insightful exchanges from two significant figures, each from different governments, giving attendees a unique view into real-world security operations.The Thursday morning keynote will feature Kemba Walden, the Acting National Cyber Director for the Executive Office of the President. Her contributions to major cybersecurity initiatives, such as the implementation of Executive Order 14028, make her an exciting addition to the conference. This order, which aimed to improve the nation's cybersecurity, addressed significant issues like public-private cooperation, sharing of intelligence between agencies, and supply chain security.As the conference unfolds, more technical discussions will also take place. Wylie mentioned the Black Hat briefings which are typically quite technical and provide insights into the current cybersecurity landscape. One notable briefing includes James Kettle's session, "Smashing the State Machine: The True Potential of Web Race Conditions," highlighting an unexpected flaw in web applications. Other sessions cover important topics such as the recent Viacom satellite attack in Ukraine and global DDoS trends, as observed by the FBI.The Black Hat USA 2023 conference offers a diverse range of topics for attendees, from policy-related big-picture conversations to more technical, detail-oriented discussions, plus hands-on activities taking place in the Arsenal. There's also an entrepreneur track, where innovative solutions are pitched to judges and are on display in the business hall.Black Hat USA 2023 aims to provide both overarching perspectives and in-depth analyses to ensure a comprehensive understanding of today's cybersecurity challenges.Stay tuned for all of our Black Hat USA 2023 coverage: https://www.itspmagazine.com/bhusa____________________________ResourcesBlack Hat USA 2023 Trainings: https://blackhat.com/us-23/training/schedule/index.htmlBlack Hat USA 2023 Briefings: https://blackhat.com/us-23/briefings.htmlFor more Black Hat USA 2023 Event information, coverage, and podcast and video episodes, visit: https://www.itspmagazine.com/black-hat-usa-2023-cybersecurity-event-coverage-in-las-vegasAre you interested in telling your story in connection with our Black Hat coverage? Book a briefing here:
Scott A. Couchenour's professional life of 30 years as a corporate COO and then CEO ended abruptly. He had to close the family business forever.Scott found his way out.Today, he works primarily with Executive Leaders and Business Owners in their 40's-50's to tame the chaos, design their next adventure, and then implement that journey through an iterative, cyclical coaching methodology.In today's episode of Smashing the Plateau, you will learn how you can prepare for an epic 4th quarter of your career and finish strong.Scott and I discuss:His abrupt career pivot [02:13]Nurturing pre-client relationships [07:48]Serving vs. selling [12:01]Active listening to be a resource for clients [15:24]Mistakes that didn't produce clients [16:44]How to find the best resource to help you through a career transition [18:57]The feeling of being controlled by circumstances or other people's decisions [22:53]Learn more about Scott at https://www.servingstrong.com and https://www.linkedin.com/in/scottcouchenour. Get in touch with Scott at email@example.com.Thank you to Our Sponsor:The Smashing the Plateau Community
Well hello there... remember us? Gemma here; just want to say/ reitterate what I said in the introduction, a massive thank you to all of you being so supportive and waiting for new content while I've been really suffering with my long covid & MENTAL work stuff at the moment. James also sends his love, we will be back with NEW content as soon as we can. But, for this week the amazing chaps; Tom Stevens and Jamie Westwood allowed me to release one of their episodes which I was a guest on. At the time their podcast was called Superhero Barfight, but now they are call The Chronicles of Podcast and SMASHING interviews out right, left and centre. We had so much fun in this episode, so enjoy the many laughs created by the 3 of us. Also there is a blinder of funny story from me at the start in the intro for the episode. Of course, it's involving dog poo. Enjoy! :p To listen to The Chronicles of Podcast, please click on the following links for all of their show information and where to find them: linktr.ee/thechroniclesofpodcast www.thechroniclesofpodcast.com Thanks again, Tom and Jamie. Talking Codswallop can be found on ALL social media: @CodswallopPod and we are on YOUTUBE too!!! :)
Our close personal friend and fantastic comic, Ben Fidler, joins us for a pool side chat. Nick the Ruler pops in as third mic as Sean is still being held against his will somewhere. (Who cares!) Ben came ready with a ton of great stories about getting a vasectomy, his time as a teacher at a private school, and ghosts. Great eps. Tune the hell in. Join the patreon: www.patreon.com/nightmoves
Reuben Swartz is the founder of Mimiran, where his experience as a sales and marketing consultant for the Fortune 500, who struggled with his own sales and marketing efforts, led him to create the fun “anti-CRM” for independent consultants who love serving clients but hate "selling." He's also the host and chief nerd on the Sales for Nerds podcast.In today's episode of Smashing the Plateau, you will learn how you can have great conversations in an organized way and increase new business.Reuben and I discuss:How Reuben ended up creating a CRM [02:41]Why independent consultants need their own CRM [04:27]How consultants can overcome their dislike of selling [06:21]How to create a system for having consistent, meaningful conversations [08:38]Connecting with other like-minded business owners in community [16:48]Learn more about Reuben at www.mimiran.com, www.mimiran.com/stp, and www.salesfornerds.io.Thank you to Our Sponsor:The Smashing the Plateau Community