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    20VC: Fintech OG Sheel Mohnot on Lessons from Investing in Flexport and ChipperCash and Missing Robinhood and Chime, Why Overly Large GP Commits are Dangerous, Biggest Mistakes Managers Make with Fund I and Emerging Markets; Which Survive?

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    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2022 43:24


    Twenty Minute VC Podcast Notes Intro Sheel Mohnot (@pitdesi) is a Co-Founder and General Partner at Better Tomorrow Ventures, a $225M venture fund for pre-seed and seed-stage fintech companies around the globeEven if you're not a multi-million dollar angel investor like Sheel, his lessons are applicable to the everyday person trying to invest in good companiesHost: Harry Stebbings (@HarryStebbings)Read the full notes @ podcastnotes.org Sheel Mohnot is a Co-Founder and General Partner @ Better Tomorrow Ventures, a $225M fund that leads rounds in pre-seed and seed-stage fintech companies globally. Sheel and Jake (his co-founder) invested for many years together before founding BTV and wrote checks into Mercury, Flexport, Ramp, and Hippo Insurance to name a few. As for Sheel, before BTV he ran 500 Fintech for close to 7 years, and before that was a founder, founding two companies, both of which were acquired. If that was not enough, Sheel is also a master at measuring the width of swimming pools and making cameo appearances in music videos with Justin Bieber. In Todays Episode with Sheel Mohnot We Discuss: 1.) Entry into Venture: How Sheel made his way into the world of venture having founded 2 fintech companies? Why did no LPs give Sheel money in the early 500 Fintech days? What were some of his biggest lessons from investing in 100s of companies with 500 Fintech? How did BTV with Jake come together most recently? What are the biggest differences to Sheel of being a fund manager vs being an investor? 2.) The Power Law: How does Sheel define "the power law" in venture capital? What multiple of return would be power law status? Given the size of outcome available with these power law returns, how does Sheel approach portfolio construction? Would it not be best to invest in 100s of companies? Who does Sheel believe has done the indexing approach best? Why? 3.) Venture Capital has Never Been Less Collaborative: Why does Sheel disagree with Harry that venture capital has never been less collaborative? Why now, for the first time, are large multi-stage funds taking single-digit ownership? Does Sheel agree with Harry it is moronic to have "guaranteed pro-rata"? How does Sheel approach re-investment decision-making? When does he pay up vs not? 4.) The Biggest Wins and Misses: What have been Sheel's biggest wins from a cashback and a multiple perspective? How did Sheel miss the chance to invest in both Robinhood and Chime early on? What did he not see? How would he have thought differently with the benefit of hindsight? How have Sheel's biggest hits and misses impacted how he invests today? 5.) Emerging and Frontier Markets: Does Sheel share Harry's concern for the removal of capital from emerging markets? Why does Sheel believe that India, South East Asia and LATAM will be fine? Why does Sheel believe Pakistan and Africa are most in trouble? What advice does Sheel give to his emerging markets founders today? Items Mentioned in Today's Episode: Sheel's Favourite Book: Enders Game

    Sixteen:Nine
    Tom Goddard, World Out Of Home Organization (WOO)

    Sixteen:Nine

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2022 36:35


    The 16:9 PODCAST IS SPONSORED BY SCREENFEED – DIGITAL SIGNAGE CONTENT The World Out Of Home Organization has been around for decades, but under a French acronym that didn't mean a lot to much of the world. The non-profit changed its name from FEPE International to its new handle a few years ago, and has never looked back. It now has members from all over the globe - with outdoor advertising companies of all sizes and stripes signing on to benefit from lobbying, networking, policy discussions, standardization, research and education. The organization also does a heavily attended global conference each year, as well as at least a couple of regional versions in APAC and the Middle East. I had a great chat with out of home media veteran Tom Goddard, a London-based Irishman who gives his time and experience as the organization's President and Executive Chairman. Subscribe to this podcast: iTunes * Google Play * RSS TRANSCRIPT Tom, thank you for joining me. Where are you today?  Tom Goddard: Yeah, nice to be here, David. I'm in sunny London. We're having a Mediterranean type of summer, which is a hit and miss here, but we're having a lovely summer at the moment and I'm right in Hyde Park, so I'm looking into the park and all the joggers. So it's a lovely spot, it's about 28 degrees, so pretty cool.  Hopefully you have air conditioning!  Tom Goddard: Yeah, but I hate using it. I've had to use it a bit lately, but yes, I do.  So you are the head of the World Out of Home Organization? Can you give me the background on yourself and what that organization is all about? Tom Goddard: Yeah, of course, David. For my sins, I'm President of the World Out of Home Organization, it's an honorary reposition and the World Out of Home Organization is a not-for-profit body and its purpose is the same now as it was when it was set up 63 years ago. It's really to drive sector growth.  When the organization was set up in 1959 by Jacques Dauphin who was one of the pioneers of French outdoor media alongside JCDecaux, it was originally called FEPE which is short in French for  Federation European Publicite Exterieur, and in later years, it expanded outside that footprint and became a truly global organization. So in 2018, we decided to rebrand as the World Out of Home Organization, which we launched the following year at our Dubai Congress, which happened just before the pandemic, and so we're now the World Out of Home Organization, but we are 63 years old.  Yeah, I have known a few people who would make reference to FEPE all the time, like Sheldon Silverman when I was in meetings with him, and I didn't know what he was going on about, but when the name was changed, I was like, “Oh, now I get it!” It's a more universal name. Tom Goddard: Yeah. It's very plain and it says what it does.  With regards to your background, are you a media owner guy or an agency guy or something else? Tom Goddard: Yeah, I'm a media owner guy. I come from the media owner side and I've had a long career on the media owner side, all the way from a small company started in Ireland to running the International division of CBS Outdoors, as it was then called. More recently I was the chairman of Ocean Outdoor in the UK, which is one of the leading digital out-of-home companies in the premium sector. Are you still active, or are you still working?  Tom Goddard: Yeah, I'm still pretty active. I just stepped down from Ocean, just about a year and a half ago, but but I have also got a business called, Out of Home Capital, which I've set up with with eight other very experienced out-of-home professionals, and it's a global advisory business that helps all sectors of the out-of-home ecosystem to achieve their strategic plans. So I'm busy with that alongside my active work in the World Out of Home Organization.  Out of Home Capital, is that also a funding entity or purely advisory? Tom Goddard: It's mainly advisory, but we do have access to capital sources, and we do advise, for example, out-of-home media owners who are perhaps getting ready for a sale or getting ready for an IPO, we do advise them on how to go about preparing for that and also we have sources that we can recommend in terms of of capital investment. Is that a going concern that keeps you busy or is it one of those things that's a little little bit of peaks and valleys, where a project comes up and you're all busy and then there's not much going on and you can relax and then something else comes up.? Tom Goddard: We set it up a couple of years ago and within two weeks we had our first project, which was a New York Bank making an investment, needing a due diligence report, and since then we've been steadily busy, including working for a large private equity operator who were examining the potential sale of Clear Channel's European assets, and we have three European city projects at the moment where we're advising European cities on their out-of-home strategy and on their smart city strategy.  So it's really getting traction now, David, and when we set it up, we wondered how it would go, but everybody seems to tell us that there was a gap in the market, there was a need for this global advisory business and that seems to be the case.  I did a lot of consulting for a bunch of years now. Now, I'm just focused on Sixteen:Nine, but I would get emails and phone calls from people asking about whether I could do advisory on digital out-of-home and I would just flat out tell them that there are other people out there who know a hell of a lot more about that particular side of the business than I do, and I would point them that way, because it's just not my thing.  And we'll talk about it later, but I'm eternally confused by the whole programmatic business. I understand it at a macro level, but boy, it's complicated.  Tom Goddard: Absolutely, but if you get any more referrals, just send them my way. But interestingly there are not a lot of advisory units out there who really have the depth of experience needed. For example, we're just in the process of advising a large Asian media player who wants to get a tall hold in Times Square in New York, so you can get things like that along with major retailers who are looking to maximize their digital assets in their supermall. So there aren't many companies that have the ability to assess the audience value and also know about the aesthetics and the environment.  So how global is the World Out of Home Organization at this point, are you covering every continent and how many members do you have? Tom Goddard: Yeah, it's really taken off in the last few years, particularly since we rebranded, David, it's amazing what that has done, but we now have over 150 members worldwide. That's mainly large out-of-home media owners like Lamar, OUTFRONT in the US, and then JCDecaux in Europe, Out of Home media in Australia, Phoenix Metropolitan in China, and we also have lots of national out-of-home trade bodies, like the OAAA in the US and FAW in Germany, Outsmart in the UK and the Outdoor Trade Association in Japan.  The other good thing about our organization is we also admit service providers in the out-of-home sector like Daktronics and BroadSign in the US are members and most of the ad tech providers like View and Hivestack and Vista are members, and of course all the major BD buying agencies as well, Kinetic Talent and Rapport. So we totally embraced the entire 37 billion out-of-home ecosystem.  So if you want to be a member or you're considering being a member, it's not really the case where you go, do I join World Out of Home, or do OAAA or whatever, you can be a member of all of them, and it's not a conflict, and you're not choosing sides?  Tom Goddard: No, in fact the World Out of Home Organization is an international global body whereas the trade associations like Outsmart in the UK and the OAAA in the US are mainly national associations, and what we do is we connect with them and help to amplify the work they're doing and also help them to develop standards and best practices. So it's an entirely complimentary thing that you would join.  And also you would join it to be a part of a sort of a sharing and learning platform and to get access to our extensive database and active networking forum, and of course you get favorable discount rates to all our events. Somebody said to me recently that our annual Congress is really now a must attend event.  Is that the big thing, the resources and the conferences and so on? Are those kinds of the main motivators for joining?  Tom Goddard: They used to be, David. We used to very heavily rely on our annual Congress which is highly attended by the senior people in out-of-home. But we are now doing our annual event, we had one recently in Toronto and next year's is in Lisbon in June, but we're doing two fairly major regional events. We've got one coming up actually in October in Southeast Asia for APAC and that's based in Kuala Lumpur, and we've got one coming up in February in Dubai covering the MENA region.  So the events are a big attraction, but there's a lot more to the organization now, including monthly global Zoom calls with members, webinars and lots of other stuff that's going on throughout the year.   Is it a case where you have media companies, particularly those who cover multiple companies competing in many respects, but this is a forum where they can collaborate and share ideas and the competition goes away for at least a little bit?  Tom Goddard: That's a very astute question, David, and that's the tightrope all trade associations walk and what we do is we try to focus as hard as possible on sector growth and all the things that contribute to sector growth. And what you get is fierce competition locally at national level, between out-of-home media operators, both at the media owner and the media agency level. But there are lots of areas where it makes sense to collaborate and cooperate at association level to drive the sector because there is hard evidence now that a 1% sector growth is five times more valuable to your bottom line than a 1% growth within the silo. So when you talk about the sector, are you talking at a macro level about out-of-home or digital out-of-home?  Tom Goddard: I'm talking about out-of-home at a macro level, and don't forget that, 63% of global revenues still come through the classic out-of-home channel or static, as I think you call it in the US, but that is obviously tipping year by year in favor of digital. Some markets are at 80% digital and other markets are a lot less than that. I never foresee a situation where the market will be all digital. But I think the majority will be digital, but there will still be great work to be done with classic billboards, doing directional work for the likes of McDonald's and other big retail operators.  Yeah, there's any number of instances where I've seen digital in play and thought that wasn't necessary, it was almost like they did it because it's digital, that makes it shinier and newer and more attractive and a poster, a printed stock would've been just fine.  Tom Goddard: Yeah. I guess because of the capital investment required, out-of-home media owners are pretty cany when it comes to the ones that need to be digitized. It's usually a very high value site. Sean Reilly at Lamar has a statistic that shows something like 4% of his inventory produced 27% of his revenues. Forgive me if I haven't got the numbers right, but we are moving into an era now where less is more. So I think you'll see a rationalization of out-of-home inventory around the world, but it will be higher value and more digital. Yeah, I'm curious if your organization has a role in mentoring a lot of the startups that come along? These are the companies that want to put screens on everything, I just wrote last week about a company in London that's putting them on delivery scooters, and I tend to roll my eyes on a lot of these new kinds of efforts, but I thought that one was actually pretty spot on given the way London works and everything else, but there are so many dreamers out there that think they can put a screen anywhere and it's the road to riches route for them.  Tom Goddard: Yeah, as we would say in Ireland, David, “God bless them!” We would say, “Fill your boots!” Tom Goddard: The simple fact is you put multiple screens where there is a huge audience, and on the back of delivery bikers is not exactly the place to get a return on that investment. But I think that there's always gonna be left field entrepreneurs coming into the industry.  Where you see the big changes is with the high value sites around the world, and of course, lots of advertisers are cleverly using trophies or marquee digital sites on their social media as well. Most people who buy space in Times Square or Piccadilly Circus in London get wonderfully extended coverage and amplification on social media. So I think, in terms of dynamic content, in terms of the fact that involving memory and encoding digital motion really scores very high in those areas.  So is that part of the reason why you're seeing like lights, particularly in Asia, you're seeing a lot of these, anamorphic collusion types of creative that they are hoping will also get picked in social media and so on, so it's extending the reach? Tom Goddard: Absolutely, David, this is a really very exciting new innovation and Ocean calls it deep screen, and there are various sorts of versions of it. What we're finding, which is very exciting in our sector is that there's two levels of creativity, the traditional great ideas that the great creatives come up with as well, and then there's the great creative technical applications, and what you've just described, that is a great example of the attention getting the ability of these deep screen ads and they just go viral on social media.  Yeah, I've found that there's only been a few campaigns that have somehow rather threaded the needle between really interesting visuals but actually an effective ad. There have been ones where I'm trying to figure out okay, who is even the brand for this, but once in a while you see the ones where they've managed to achieve both. Tom Goddard: Yeah, the people who invest in these types of locations also use them as part of their annual reports in their own collateral material, they use them in their websites. They get tremendous mileage out of them.  Most of the great creative directors of our times always say, if you can get it right  on a poster, on an outdoor ad, you get it right on all media, that's as true today as it ever was.  Because it's short and sweet and to the point, right? Tom Goddard: Yeah, you've gotta get the message across swiftly and you've gotta be entertaining.  Yeah, I try to emphasize in my past life with consulting clients, that this is not a storytelling medium, it's a glance medium. You've gotta get your message across really quickly and somehow resonate with them.  Tom Goddard: Yeah, you're dead right.  One of the challenges through the years, particularly in the early years of digital out-of-home was getting acceptance from media planners and buyers, that they would understand the medium, that the level of measurement was good enough to mirror what was happening online and elsewhere, and it wasn't just guesswork about audiences. Is that a hurdle that's now being cleared?  Tom Goddard: Yeah, very much, and of course the research is very robust now, in terms of the work that digital out-of-home does.  At a broader level, David, we are now in a global media market that's all about screens, and of all the legacy media, out-of-home has converged best with the digital era, and is regarded really as text friends, so I think we now are an integral part of the digital screen world and there's a terrific amount of research to back that up. We recently spent a year updating and distributing the audience measurement guidelines, because it didn't include digital in the previous version, and it now fully includes the digital part of our medium, so we're well covered there.  Is it possible to have global standards or is there just too many differences region to region or even country by country? Tom Goddard: No, it absolutely is possible to have global standards, and that document, which is a 100+ page document put together by Neil Eddleston and Gideon Adey, two of the accepted global gurus on audience measurement, that has received tremendous endorsement from organizations who are all consulted in the process.  You can have a model that fits most markets that is adjustable for the physical state of the local market and the level of maturity in that market. But yes, the important thing is to try and have an accepted level of research across all the markets so that the CMOs are talking the same language when they're buying out-of-home. I know you're not a hardcore technology guy, but I have to ask about LED just from the lens of LED has opened up the opportunity to get beyond standardized billboard shapes and standardized kinds of locations, so you're now seeing the sides of entire buildings, including the Burj in Dubai being lined with LE  lighting that at a great distance can look like an ad. Are we heading to a time where it's going to be like a few of the movies out there, like Children of Men or Blade Runner, where there are billboards on the sides of buildings and blimps and everything else?  Tom Goddard: I think we're there now, David, certainly in China. If you go to Shanghai, it will blow your mind, and what's great is that there was a time when out-of-home media owners didn't have the greatest relationship with municipalities in cities, but cities now and out-of-home media owners are working collaboratively to integrate great digital treatments in the fabric of the cities and to connect with the smart city technology. I think most mayors in the world now would regard large format, digital media and small format, on street furniture units to make a statement that this is a progressive city, this is a city that's moving fast in the digital age, so I think we're there. I think you can do nonstandard formats, particularly on super premium, as we see, and even now, we see some incredible treatments, with groups of drones being brought in for special occasions, so digital out-of-home is really, as I said, of all the legacy media, it has embraced technology best, and I think is really well equipped. Because when we started this organization, when our forebears started this organization, it was for the same reason which was to drive sector growth. But then, the big tech guys came in with television and later color television and now out-of-home is competing against the tech giants that are preeminent in digital marketing and in digital media.  So we have to move along with that, and that's what we're doing, and this is why digital out-of-home is the second fastest growth medium in all of media .  Is it part of your organization's charge to demystify or simplify some of the enabling technology, because I'm somebody who's been involved in the industry at various levels for more than 20 years and I struggle mightily to understand everything going on with programmatic, and if I'm having trouble, I suspect a lot of other people are.  Tom Goddard: Yeah, you're dead right. I've been banging on about this at various conferences. I think what we have is that programmatic is really simply computer-to-computer trading between SSPs (supply side platforms) and DSPs (demand side platforms) and it's gotten a bit complicated in out-of-home because we've added multiple layers on top of that, such as data stacks, real-time bidding capability, dynamic content, etc, and all these additions are meant to enhance the process and make it even more targeted and precise, but you're right, they also increase the complexity as well.  We often have programmatic panels at our conferences and I appeal to the panelists to speak English and stop talking in all their tech language and we are getting better, but I would have to admit, David, I think it's unnecessarily complicated, or we make it unnecessary complicated, and certainly that's something we need to work on. Yeah, I wonder if some of it simply has to do with all the different vendors, almost inventing terms so that they can differentiate themselves from a bunch of other companies that are doing roughly the same thing?  Tom Goddard: Yes,. I think this gets back to my overriding point: our real competitors are not the other outdoor companies, our real competitor is at sector-level. So the more standards we have, the less complicated it is for media planners and CMOs to look at the medium and buy the medium, the faster the sector will grow.  You and I are absolutely aligned on that, and it's something that we work on constantly.  In terms of the overall organization, if you had to identify what your main sort of challenge or thing that you wanna accomplish in the next couple of years, what would that be? Tom Goddard: Yeah, fortunately, David, in out-of-home, there are way more opportunities than challenges at the moment, but the ones that are in my mind that need more attention are audience measurement and sustainability. We still have huge deserts, huge markets, and regions around the world that either lack or have suboptimal audience measurement systems, such as China, India, Southeast Asia, Latin America, and again, getting back to my point that if we can all get up to speed in terms of industry standard and languages, you know, I was down at the WFA, the world Federation of Advertisers Congress in Athens a couple of months ago, and listening to the brilliant CMOs talking on the platform there, and they look at things globally and they move around a lot, so it's very important for us to get all those markets that don't have audience measured, and we're introducing ourselves an initiative following our 100+ page guideline book called “Measure the World” to encourage those markets, to put the investment in through their national associations. And then of course, the second thing is sustainability, which is a big challenge for every company and every citizen.  Yes, and I guess the other one that is steadily coming up is security and network security and locking down your billboards and your digital posters.  Tom Goddard: How do you mean?  In terms of not getting hacked! Tom Goddard: To be honest with you, David, it's a very rare occurrence, but it does get a lot of publicity when it happens and it's usually from a novelty point of view. I saw something a couple of days ago that was rather amusing, but it's very rare and our security levels are very high and that's why it's very rare. So I don't see that as an issue.  Yeah, I think the mainstream media companies certainly understand it. It's the smaller kind of entrepreneurial operators who are trying to cut corners and then they discover, “oh, we shouldn't have cut that corner.”  Tom Goddard: That's right.  So if I'm an organization that is listening to this and thinking, I wanna know more, I perhaps want to join the World Out of Home Organization. How do they find you?  Tom Goddard: As I said, the World Out of Home Organization is a not-for-profit organization. Our board of directors, which is like a who's who from the out-of-home media owners association, all give their time voluntarily to the organization. Its only function is to improve and promote out-of-home globally, and to drive sector growth.  The membership fees are pretty nominal and the value that you get from the association makes it a no brainer. So you just log on to our website and there's a place there where you fill out the application form and join, and we are enjoying a very steady growth of new members at the moment. But it's not just about getting membership fees to cover the basic cost of running the organization, it's about learning and sharing, and everybody, as I said in Toronto, at the Congress, whether you are big or small and you have a story to tell, we do a weekly newsletter and everybody has a chance to tell their story in that. So from my point of view, but of course I would say this anyway, David, it's a no brainer to join the World Out of Home Organization. You are doing only good.  It's worldooh.org, correct?  Tom Goddard: Correct!  All right, that was terrific. Thank you for spending some time with me. Tom Goddard: It was a great pleasure and I hope this nice weather continues, and let's chat again sometime to see how much progress we've made. Absolutely.

    New Books in American Studies
    Paris Marx, "Road to Nowhere: What Silicon Valley Gets Wrong about the Future of Transportation" (Verso, 2022)

    New Books in American Studies

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2022 98:37


    In Road to Nowhere: What Silicon Valley Gets Wrong about the Future of Transportation (Verso, 2022), Paris Marx identifies two convergent forces in the 20th century: the growth of the climate killing automobile industry and the rise of Silicon Valley with its California Ideology (a hypocritical self-rationalization). Their narrative shows how these two forces merged in the early 21st century with less-than-ideal, even deadly, results. Marx challenges many of the tech industry's myths, misrepresentations, and lies and offers some suggestions for how we can build a better world. While Road to Nowhere is a book about our current crisis it situates our this mess in its historical context. Marx illustrates how many of the most problematic aspects of automobility are the consequences of specific policy decisions, often made in the interest of capital and not the social good. Marx is not shy about naming names, specifically calling out Elon Musk and Über. Paris Marx is Canadian tech critic and host of the award-winning Tech Won't Save Us podcast. Their work has been published in Business Insider, NBC News, CBC News, Jacobin, and Tribune. And just this week, they published a piece in Time Magazine on Elon Musk. Paris earned a Master's degree in urban geography from McGill University, researching Silicon Valley's efforts to transform how we move. Michael G. Vann is a professor of world history at California State University, Sacramento. A specialist in imperialism and the Cold War in Southeast Asia, he is the author of The Great Hanoi Rat Hunt: Empires, Disease, and Modernity in French Colonial Vietnam (Oxford University Press, 2018). When he's not reading or talking about new books with smart people, Mike can be found surfing in Santa Cruz, California. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/american-studies

    New Books Network
    Paris Marx, "Road to Nowhere: What Silicon Valley Gets Wrong about the Future of Transportation" (Verso, 2022)

    New Books Network

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2022 98:37


    In Road to Nowhere: What Silicon Valley Gets Wrong about the Future of Transportation (Verso, 2022), Paris Marx identifies two convergent forces in the 20th century: the growth of the climate killing automobile industry and the rise of Silicon Valley with its California Ideology (a hypocritical self-rationalization). Their narrative shows how these two forces merged in the early 21st century with less-than-ideal, even deadly, results. Marx challenges many of the tech industry's myths, misrepresentations, and lies and offers some suggestions for how we can build a better world. While Road to Nowhere is a book about our current crisis it situates our this mess in its historical context. Marx illustrates how many of the most problematic aspects of automobility are the consequences of specific policy decisions, often made in the interest of capital and not the social good. Marx is not shy about naming names, specifically calling out Elon Musk and Über. Paris Marx is Canadian tech critic and host of the award-winning Tech Won't Save Us podcast. Their work has been published in Business Insider, NBC News, CBC News, Jacobin, and Tribune. And just this week, they published a piece in Time Magazine on Elon Musk. Paris earned a Master's degree in urban geography from McGill University, researching Silicon Valley's efforts to transform how we move. Michael G. Vann is a professor of world history at California State University, Sacramento. A specialist in imperialism and the Cold War in Southeast Asia, he is the author of The Great Hanoi Rat Hunt: Empires, Disease, and Modernity in French Colonial Vietnam (Oxford University Press, 2018). When he's not reading or talking about new books with smart people, Mike can be found surfing in Santa Cruz, California. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

    New Books in History
    Paris Marx, "Road to Nowhere: What Silicon Valley Gets Wrong about the Future of Transportation" (Verso, 2022)

    New Books in History

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2022 98:37


    In Road to Nowhere: What Silicon Valley Gets Wrong about the Future of Transportation (Verso, 2022), Paris Marx identifies two convergent forces in the 20th century: the growth of the climate killing automobile industry and the rise of Silicon Valley with its California Ideology (a hypocritical self-rationalization). Their narrative shows how these two forces merged in the early 21st century with less-than-ideal, even deadly, results. Marx challenges many of the tech industry's myths, misrepresentations, and lies and offers some suggestions for how we can build a better world. While Road to Nowhere is a book about our current crisis it situates our this mess in its historical context. Marx illustrates how many of the most problematic aspects of automobility are the consequences of specific policy decisions, often made in the interest of capital and not the social good. Marx is not shy about naming names, specifically calling out Elon Musk and Über. Paris Marx is Canadian tech critic and host of the award-winning Tech Won't Save Us podcast. Their work has been published in Business Insider, NBC News, CBC News, Jacobin, and Tribune. And just this week, they published a piece in Time Magazine on Elon Musk. Paris earned a Master's degree in urban geography from McGill University, researching Silicon Valley's efforts to transform how we move. Michael G. Vann is a professor of world history at California State University, Sacramento. A specialist in imperialism and the Cold War in Southeast Asia, he is the author of The Great Hanoi Rat Hunt: Empires, Disease, and Modernity in French Colonial Vietnam (Oxford University Press, 2018). When he's not reading or talking about new books with smart people, Mike can be found surfing in Santa Cruz, California. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/history

    New Books in Critical Theory
    Paris Marx, "Road to Nowhere: What Silicon Valley Gets Wrong about the Future of Transportation" (Verso, 2022)

    New Books in Critical Theory

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2022 98:37


    In Road to Nowhere: What Silicon Valley Gets Wrong about the Future of Transportation (Verso, 2022), Paris Marx identifies two convergent forces in the 20th century: the growth of the climate killing automobile industry and the rise of Silicon Valley with its California Ideology (a hypocritical self-rationalization). Their narrative shows how these two forces merged in the early 21st century with less-than-ideal, even deadly, results. Marx challenges many of the tech industry's myths, misrepresentations, and lies and offers some suggestions for how we can build a better world. While Road to Nowhere is a book about our current crisis it situates our this mess in its historical context. Marx illustrates how many of the most problematic aspects of automobility are the consequences of specific policy decisions, often made in the interest of capital and not the social good. Marx is not shy about naming names, specifically calling out Elon Musk and Über. Paris Marx is Canadian tech critic and host of the award-winning Tech Won't Save Us podcast. Their work has been published in Business Insider, NBC News, CBC News, Jacobin, and Tribune. And just this week, they published a piece in Time Magazine on Elon Musk. Paris earned a Master's degree in urban geography from McGill University, researching Silicon Valley's efforts to transform how we move. Michael G. Vann is a professor of world history at California State University, Sacramento. A specialist in imperialism and the Cold War in Southeast Asia, he is the author of The Great Hanoi Rat Hunt: Empires, Disease, and Modernity in French Colonial Vietnam (Oxford University Press, 2018). When he's not reading or talking about new books with smart people, Mike can be found surfing in Santa Cruz, California. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/critical-theory

    Heartland Stories
    Annie Shattuck: Agroecology and Pesticides in Rural Communities in Southeast Asia

    Heartland Stories

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2022 28:58


    Dr. Annie Shattuck is an Assistant Professor at Indiana University. Her research interests include sustainable food systems and food politics in the United States, and agrarian change, agricultural development and rural health in Southeast Asia. She is a former National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, and a fellow of the Institute for Food and Development Policy, also known as Food First. She received a PhD in Geography from the University of California, Berkeley in 2018. She is co-author of the book "Food Rebellions! Crisis and the Hunger for Justice" with Eric Holt-Giménez and Raj Patel. Tune in to learn more about: Her life changing trip to Laos and how she started working with different NGOs on pesticides; The story of Joy, a pesticide applicator from Laos; The systemic problem for people to have a decent life in rural areas; How the commercialization of agriculture in Laos has resulted in an over 3,600% increase in pesticide imports in the last decade; Why data and science is important to understand the bigger picture and to understand the story; Her thoughts on alternative solutions for agriculture. To learn more about Dr. Annie Shattuck go to https://geography.indiana.edu/about/faculty/shattuck-annie.html. 

    About Abroad
    CEO breaks tradition to travel & build location independence + the Philippines

    About Abroad

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2022 58:34


    Deanna Visperas is the CEO of DSV Digital, the team behind the scenes bringing you About Abroad every week. Born and raised in the Philippines, now living in the US, and constantly traveling the world (80+ countries and counting!), she stops by today to share her story and some advice for anyone looking to break out of the status quo and build the life they've been dreaming of. Deanna also shares details on what you need to know when visiting her home country, traveling in Southeast Asia, and some practical info for anyone looking to make the Philippines their next destination. Finally, we kick off a new About Abroad tradition in this episode, which Deanna handles like a true champ! Follow Deanna's work at www.dsvdigital.com, www.govirtuals.com, and https://leadincrease.com/. On Facebook https://www.facebook.com/dsvdigital, https://www.facebook.com/govirtualsph, https://www.facebook.com/deanna.sallao. Instagram https://www.instagram.com/dsv.digital/?hl=en, https://www.instagram.com/govirtualsph/?hl=en, https://www.instagram.com/deannasallao/, Twitter https://mobile.twitter.com/deannasallao. And LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/dsv-digital/mycompany/, https://www.linkedin.com/company/govirtuals/, https://www.linkedin.com/in/deannasallao/ This episode is brought to you in partnership with Wanderer's Wealth, the system I trusted to map out my tax plan as an entrepreneur, expat & digital nomad. Save yourself thousands of $/€/£/whatever per year by taking control of your taxes and leveraging the power of an international strategy. This season is brought to you by Insured Nomads. They are absolutely the best when it comes to providing health, travel, and medical insurance for nomads, expats, and all forms of world travelers. You can visit their website at InsuredNomads.com or connect with them on LinkedIn. If you're enjoying the podcast, please consider taking 2 minutes to leave a short review at: RateThisPodcast.com/aboutabroad Sign up for our monthly newsletter at: aboutabroad.com/newsletter

    New Books Network
    Baogang He et al., "Deliberative Democracy in Asia" (Routledge, 2022)

    New Books Network

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 36:25


    Southeast Asia is a region often associated with authoritarian resilience and democratic decline. In this podcast, Professor Baogang He examines the various ways in which Southeast Asian countries have institutionalised mechanisms for deliberative democracy to address complex governance issues. He is the editor (together with Michael Breen, and James Fishkin) of Deliberative Democracy in Asia (Routledge, 2022). Deliberative democracy – an approach to political decision-making that places emphasis on inclusive, reflective, and other-regarding discussion – is manifest in long-standing practices of consensus-building and communitarian politics in the region. Professor He explains how introducing public deliberation into different political regimes can simultaneously give voice to ordinary citizens while also entrenching elite domination. Professor He draws on a range of case studies in Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines, and reflects on the wider trend of deliberative democratization in Asia and beyond. Baogang He is a Professor of International Relations at Deakin University in Australia. Like this interview? You may also be interested in: Adele Webb, Chasing Freedom: The Philippines Long Journey to Democratic Ambivalence (Sussex University Press, 2022) Roman David and Ian Holliday. Liberalism and Democracy in Myanmar (Oxford University Press, 2018) Meredith Weiss, Student Activism in Malaysia: Crucible. Mirror, Sideshow (Cornell SEAP/NUS Press, 2011) Nicole Curato is a Professor of Sociology in the Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance at the University of Canberra. She co-hosts the New Books in Southeast Asia Studies channel. This episode was created in collaboration with Erron C. Medina of the Development Studies Program of Ateneo De Manila University. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

    New Books in Southeast Asian Studies
    Baogang He et al., "Deliberative Democracy in Asia" (Routledge, 2022)

    New Books in Southeast Asian Studies

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 36:25


    Southeast Asia is a region often associated with authoritarian resilience and democratic decline. In this podcast, Professor Baogang He examines the various ways in which Southeast Asian countries have institutionalised mechanisms for deliberative democracy to address complex governance issues. He is the editor (together with Michael Breen, and James Fishkin) of Deliberative Democracy in Asia (Routledge, 2022). Deliberative democracy – an approach to political decision-making that places emphasis on inclusive, reflective, and other-regarding discussion – is manifest in long-standing practices of consensus-building and communitarian politics in the region. Professor He explains how introducing public deliberation into different political regimes can simultaneously give voice to ordinary citizens while also entrenching elite domination. Professor He draws on a range of case studies in Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines, and reflects on the wider trend of deliberative democratization in Asia and beyond. Baogang He is a Professor of International Relations at Deakin University in Australia. Like this interview? You may also be interested in: Adele Webb, Chasing Freedom: The Philippines Long Journey to Democratic Ambivalence (Sussex University Press, 2022) Roman David and Ian Holliday. Liberalism and Democracy in Myanmar (Oxford University Press, 2018) Meredith Weiss, Student Activism in Malaysia: Crucible. Mirror, Sideshow (Cornell SEAP/NUS Press, 2011) Nicole Curato is a Professor of Sociology in the Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance at the University of Canberra. She co-hosts the New Books in Southeast Asia Studies channel. This episode was created in collaboration with Erron C. Medina of the Development Studies Program of Ateneo De Manila University. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/southeast-asian-studies

    The Twenty Minute VC: Venture Capital | Startup Funding | The Pitch
    20VC: Fintech OG Sheel Mohnot on Lessons from Investing in Flexport and ChipperCash and Missing Robinhood and Chime, Why Overly Large GP Commits are Dangerous, Biggest Mistakes Managers Make with Fund I and Emerging Markets; Which Survive?

    The Twenty Minute VC: Venture Capital | Startup Funding | The Pitch

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 43:24


    Sheel Mohnot is a Co-Founder and General Partner @ Better Tomorrow Ventures, a $225M fund that leads rounds in pre-seed and seed-stage fintech companies globally. Sheel and Jake (his co-founder) invested for many years together before founding BTV and wrote checks into Mercury, Flexport, Ramp, and Hippo Insurance to name a few. As for Sheel, before BTV he ran 500 Fintech for close to 7 years, and before that was a founder, founding two companies, both of which were acquired. If that was not enough, Sheel is also a master at measuring the width of swimming pools and making cameo appearances in music videos with Justin Bieber. In Todays Episode with Sheel Mohnot We Discuss: 1.) Entry into Venture: How Sheel made his way into the world of venture having founded 2 fintech companies? Why did no LPs give Sheel money in the early 500 Fintech days? What were some of his biggest lessons from investing in 100s of companies with 500 Fintech? How did BTV with Jake come together most recently? What are the biggest differences to Sheel of being a fund manager vs being an investor? 2.) The Power Law: How does Sheel define "the power law" in venture capital? What multiple of return would be power law status? Given the size of outcome available with these power law returns, how does Sheel approach portfolio construction? Would it not be best to invest in 100s of companies? Who does Sheel believe has done the indexing approach best? Why? 3.) Venture Capital has Never Been Less Collaborative: Why does Sheel disagree with Harry that venture capital has never been less collaborative? Why now, for the first time, are large multi-stage funds taking single-digit ownership? Does Sheel agree with Harry it is moronic to have "guaranteed pro-rata"? How does Sheel approach re-investment decision-making? When does he pay up vs not? 4.) The Biggest Wins and Misses: What have been Sheel's biggest wins from a cashback and a multiple perspective? How did Sheel miss the chance to invest in both Robinhood and Chime early on? What did he not see? How would he have thought differently with the benefit of hindsight? How have Sheel's biggest hits and misses impacted how he invests today? 5.) Emerging and Frontier Markets: Does Sheel share Harry's concern for the removal of capital from emerging markets? Why does Sheel believe that India, South East Asia and LATAM will be fine? Why does Sheel believe Pakistan and Africa are most in trouble? What advice does Sheel give to his emerging markets founders today? Items Mentioned in Today's Episode: Sheel's Favourite Book: Enders Game

    New Books in Sociology
    Baogang He et al., "Deliberative Democracy in Asia" (Routledge, 2022)

    New Books in Sociology

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 36:25


    Southeast Asia is a region often associated with authoritarian resilience and democratic decline. In this podcast, Professor Baogang He examines the various ways in which Southeast Asian countries have institutionalised mechanisms for deliberative democracy to address complex governance issues. He is the editor (together with Michael Breen, and James Fishkin) of Deliberative Democracy in Asia (Routledge, 2022). Deliberative democracy – an approach to political decision-making that places emphasis on inclusive, reflective, and other-regarding discussion – is manifest in long-standing practices of consensus-building and communitarian politics in the region. Professor He explains how introducing public deliberation into different political regimes can simultaneously give voice to ordinary citizens while also entrenching elite domination. Professor He draws on a range of case studies in Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines, and reflects on the wider trend of deliberative democratization in Asia and beyond. Baogang He is a Professor of International Relations at Deakin University in Australia. Like this interview? You may also be interested in: Adele Webb, Chasing Freedom: The Philippines Long Journey to Democratic Ambivalence (Sussex University Press, 2022) Roman David and Ian Holliday. Liberalism and Democracy in Myanmar (Oxford University Press, 2018) Meredith Weiss, Student Activism in Malaysia: Crucible. Mirror, Sideshow (Cornell SEAP/NUS Press, 2011) Nicole Curato is a Professor of Sociology in the Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance at the University of Canberra. She co-hosts the New Books in Southeast Asia Studies channel. This episode was created in collaboration with Erron C. Medina of the Development Studies Program of Ateneo De Manila University. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/sociology

    New Books in Political Science
    Baogang He et al., "Deliberative Democracy in Asia" (Routledge, 2022)

    New Books in Political Science

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 36:25


    Southeast Asia is a region often associated with authoritarian resilience and democratic decline. In this podcast, Professor Baogang He examines the various ways in which Southeast Asian countries have institutionalised mechanisms for deliberative democracy to address complex governance issues. He is the editor (together with Michael Breen, and James Fishkin) of Deliberative Democracy in Asia (Routledge, 2022). Deliberative democracy – an approach to political decision-making that places emphasis on inclusive, reflective, and other-regarding discussion – is manifest in long-standing practices of consensus-building and communitarian politics in the region. Professor He explains how introducing public deliberation into different political regimes can simultaneously give voice to ordinary citizens while also entrenching elite domination. Professor He draws on a range of case studies in Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines, and reflects on the wider trend of deliberative democratization in Asia and beyond. Baogang He is a Professor of International Relations at Deakin University in Australia. Like this interview? You may also be interested in: Adele Webb, Chasing Freedom: The Philippines Long Journey to Democratic Ambivalence (Sussex University Press, 2022) Roman David and Ian Holliday. Liberalism and Democracy in Myanmar (Oxford University Press, 2018) Meredith Weiss, Student Activism in Malaysia: Crucible. Mirror, Sideshow (Cornell SEAP/NUS Press, 2011) Nicole Curato is a Professor of Sociology in the Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance at the University of Canberra. She co-hosts the New Books in Southeast Asia Studies channel. This episode was created in collaboration with Erron C. Medina of the Development Studies Program of Ateneo De Manila University. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/political-science

    The Nomad Capitalist Audio Experience
    A New Second Citizenship Option in Asia

    The Nomad Capitalist Audio Experience

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2022 13:11


    Join Our Email List and be the First to Hear about Breaking News and Exciting Offers https://nomadcapitalist.com/email Secure Your Spot at the Best Offshore Conference - Nomad Capitalist Live 2022 - September 21-24 in the most vibrant city in the world, Mexico City: https://nomadcapitalist.com/live/ Check out The Nomad Passport Index 2022: The World's Best Passports https://nomadcapitalist.com/nomad-passport-index/ Cambodia, is a nation in Southeast Asia with low-lying areas, the Mekong Delta, mountains, and a coastline on the gulf. The Art Deco Central Market, the sparkling Royal Palace, and the archaeological and historical displays of the National Museum are some of Cambodia's highlights found in Phnom Penh, the country's capital. Cambodia is an amazing country to visit. While it may be one of the poorest countries in the world, Cambodia offers an interesting proposition to those who know to look for it. So, what exactly does it offer? An intriguing frontier market with a lot of potential. Ideal for young entrepreneurs and savvy foreign investors looking for an up-and-coming place to start investing. In this video, Andrew shares a new option to get Cambodian Citizenship. Andrew Henderson and the Nomad Capitalist team are the world's most sought-after experts on legal offshore tax strategies, investment immigration, and global citizenship. We work exclusively with seven- and eight-figure entrepreneurs and investors who want to "go where they're treated best". Work with Andrew: https://nomadcapitalist.com/apply/ Our growing team of researchers, strategies, and implementers add to our ever-growing knowledge base of the best options available. In addition, we've spent years studying the behavior of hundreds of clients in order to help people get the results they want faster and with less effort. About Andrew: https://nomadcapitalist.com/about/ Our Website: http://www.nomadcapitalist.com Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=nomadcapitalist Buy Andrew's Book: https://nomadcapitalist.com/book/ DISCLAIMER: The information in this video should not be considered tax, financial, investment, or any kind of professional advice. Only a professional diagnosis of your specific situation can determine which strategies are appropriate for your needs. Nomad Capitalist can and does not provide advice unless/until engaged by you.

    Tabadlab Presents...
    Pakistonomy - Episode 122 - Unlocking Capital Access for Small Business

    Tabadlab Presents...

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 49:43


    Small businesses are the backbone of any economy. When they thrive, the economy grows, opportunity and jobs are created, and a culture of bottom-up innovation takes hold. In Pakistan, MSMEs face a tough time getting access to growth capital. Karandaaz Capital is changing this and this episode dives deep into how this change is happening. Uzair talks to Navid Goraya, who is Chief Investment Officer at Karandaaz Capital. He has over 25 years of global experience in asset management, investment strategy, product development and corporate finance. Before joining Karandaaz as the CIO, he was leading a Strategic Advisory Firm, White Oak Advisors Inc, in New York where he was involved in serving private equity funds, family offices, banks and insurance companies in support of global investments in the US, Middle East, South East Asia and South Asia. Reading recommendations: - People, Power, and Profits: Progressive Capitalism for an Age of Discontent by Joseph Stiglitz - How to Avoid a Climate Disaster: The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need by Bill Gates

    Keys To The Shop : Equipping the Coffee Retail Professional
    RoR #15 : Managing LTL Freight and the Nuances of green Shipping w/ Evan Gilman of Royal Coffee

    Keys To The Shop : Equipping the Coffee Retail Professional

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 48:39


    How our coffee gets to us after purchase can sometimes be a confusing thing. These days, with global supply chain issues abounding, the need to understand, track, and finesse all aspects of logistics is at an all time high. One of the main areas to be aware of is LTL freight as well and planning for any issues that may come up as your coffee moves from farm to forklift.  This episode of RoR from Roast Magazine is designed to help us wrap our heads around LTL freight and the other issues of shipping that impact our roasteries as we talk with Evan Gilman of Royal Coffee. Evan Gilman is an avid generalist and coffee lover. His 20 years in the coffee industry have taken him from barista, to trainer, to Q Arabica Grader, Q Assistant Instructor, and SCA-Licensed AST. Evan spent time in Southeast Asia getting to know the specialty coffee supply chain, from Sumatra, Bali, Flores, and Sulawesi in Indonesia, to Northern Luzon in the Philippines. His passions range from Balinese gamelan to heavy metal, from photography to communications design, and from baking to brewing. As Creative Director at The Crown: Royal Coffee Lab & Tasting Room, he manages community events and outreach, and curates the Gallery at The Crown. He is also the chief editor of the blog at royalcoffee.com, and curator of the Gallery at The Crown. In our conversation we cover: Ltl freight and your responsibility Managing logistics Tracking your coffee Developing relationships Hospitality ot vendors Contingency planning Managing your time to stay connected working with importers vs importing yourself Rate expectations Claims and planning for problems Subscribe to Roast Magazine! Use code "ROR" to get $5 off Links: www.royalcoffee.com www.roastmagazine.com   Related Episodes: RoR #1: A Conversation w/ Anne Cooper of Equilibrium Master Roasters RoR #2: Exploring Quality Control w/ Spencer Turer of Coffee Enterprises RoR #3: Making Contingency Planning a Reality w/ Andi Trindle Mersch of Philz Coffee RoR #4: Practical Thermal Dynamics w/ Candice Madison of Royal Coffee / The Crown Oak RoR #5: Time and Color in Roasting w/ Morten Munchow of Coffee Mind” RoR #6: Buying Less and Doing More w/ Ever Meister RoR #7 Illustrative Sample Roasting w/ Mike Ebert of Firedancer Coffee Consultants ROR #8 How Post-Harvest Processing Impacts Flavor w/ Siva Subramanian and Byron Holcomb of Olam Food Ingredients RoR #9 Inside the Roaster's Tool Kit w/ Kat Melheim of Black and White Coffee and The Coffee People Zine RoR #10 : What Your Broker Wishes You Knew w/ Scott Merle of La Minita Coffee RoR #11 : Exploring Scent w/ Sandra Elisa Loofbourow RoR #12 : Inside Coffee Packaging w/ Ever Meister RoR #13 : The NORM ROAST Protocol w/ Dave Baxter RoR #14: How to Roast New Processing Methods w/ Mike Ebert    

    Miles to Memories Podcast
    Epic Trip - International First Class, Maldives & Quirks of Southeast Asia with Han Chicago!

    Miles to Memories Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 56:45 Very Popular


    Episode Description In this episode of the Miles to Memories podcast Han from Chicago joins Shawn & Mark to discuss his recent epic trip to the Maldives & Southeast Asia which included international first. business & even economy class, fancy hotels & a lot more along the way. We'll dive into redemptions, product reviews & discuss why you should definitely plan a trip to Asia.  Episode Notes 03:49 Planning Han's whirlwind international trip 08:26 Maldives redemptions & terrible airport 10:18 Flying Etihad economy & Abu Dhabi First Class Lounge 14:14 Qatar award including A380 & leased Cathay 777 16:51 Maldives regrets & overwater bungalow experience 19:22 Southeast Asia mall culture 23:35 KL Batu Cave, monkeys & Petronas Towers 27:40 FHR in Southeast Asia - Mandarin KL & Conrad Singapore 29:55 Singapore Hawker Centers 37:39 Big trips in the age of Covid & what to consider 38:55 Upgrading Swiss business award & first class experience 43:45 Han's favorite international First Class products 49:09 Takeaways from this epic trip 54:44 Why you should travel to Asia Enjoying the podcast? Please consider leaving us a positive review on your favorite podcast platform! You can also connect with us anytime at podcast@milestomemories.com.  You can subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Sticher, Spotify, TuneIn, Pocket Casts, or via RSS. Don't see your favorite podcast platform? Please let us know! Music: Rewind by Jay Someday | https://soundcloud.com/jaysomeday Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License

    Urban Space Radio
    UA: THE DAY THAT WE SURVIVED | ep.24 | Global Food Security: Stories of Ukrainian Farmers

    Urban Space Radio

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 15:41


    Every fifth ton of Ukrainian wheat goes to bread baking in the countries of the Middle East, Africa, and Southeast Asia, but because of the Russian invasion, these volumes of products largely disappeared from the world market. Today we tell you about how Ukrainian farmers operate during the war and how Russia threatens the world using food blokade as a weapon. Support `UA: The Day That We Survived` on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/UrbanSpaceRadio_UA The translation from Ukrainian was read by: Joe Williams, Petro Trots. Here we used recordings from YouTube channels of Daily Ukraine and Nature Soundscapes, and Twitter of MFA of Ukraine

    True Southeast Asia Horror Stories - GHOST MAPS
    #62: Possessed on Tekong: Hungry Ghost Month 2022 - GHOST MAPS - True Southeast Asian Horror Stories

    True Southeast Asia Horror Stories - GHOST MAPS

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 12:57


    In the third of this year's weekly Hungry Ghost Month stories, a recruit on Pulau Tekong is possessed. Can his bunkmates save him—before he hurts someone else? Inspired by an account from Elton. Ghost Maps follows an unnamed narrator as he chronicles true accounts of the supernatural across Southeast Asia.   Nanyang Vice is one of the fastest growing and well-received Mandarin Horror Podcast. It mainly talks about urban legends, strange people, real crimes, etc. in Southeast Asian countries, as well as its unique, movie-like thriller creation Story, let the audience become the protagonist of the story, stirring your imagination of fear and a thrilling auditory experience.   Nanyang Vice frequently tops the Fiction list of Apple Podcasts in across 5 regions of, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, Malaysia and Singapore.  New episodes go up every Monday and Friday, horror and ghosts lovers, don't miss it!   ►NAYANG VICE PODCAST:  https://linktr.ee/NYQW.podcast   ►FOLLOW US: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wearehantu/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/wearehantu Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wearehantu/ Website: https://www.hantu.sg/   ►SUPPORT US: Libsyn: https://signup.libsyn.com/?promo_code=HANTU Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/wearehantu Merchandise: https://www.redbubble.com/people/wearehantu/shop   ►MUSIC CREDITS: Kevin Macleod: https://incompetech.com Myuu: https://www.youtube.com/user/myuuji Artlist: https://artlist.io/     ►THANK YOU TO OUR SUPPORTERS ON PATREON:  Stanley Santos Linda Haden NeoVegasAssassin Mai Ceph, the Writing Spook Elisabeth Cherepanova Nicolez Phua Andika Bramantio Medidi Stephens Miranda Pruett Abby Wintker Dyah Candra Hapsari Subagyo Adnan Salim Tom Johari R.Y Aayush Gupta Niko   ►ABOUT HANTU: #trueghoststory #ghoststory #ghoststories #horrorstory #horrorstories #southeastsia #singapore #ghostmaps #deadair #podcast #wearehantu #hantu #hantusg

    10 Million Journey
    #270: Bali Special | Alberto Furger - Tips on Wealth Management, Building Startup To Fix Banking System in Rural Areas

    10 Million Journey

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 69:29


    Alberto Furger is the Co-Founder and CEO of weasia.  weasia is the world's most ambitious fintech, empowering the unbanked in Southeast Asia & beyond. It is a fintech solution provider addressing some of the most pressing socio-economic challenges for households in the developing world, particularly around savings deficits, lack of investment access, expensive credit facilities, and absent lifetime retirement income. The core value proposition of weasia is to empower people with non-intrusive, automated solutions. Through a fully-integrated toolset of consumer solutions in finance, e-commerce, social media, and gaming, weasia focuses on including the un- and underbanked.   This Episode is brought to you by REG45.   Reg45 makes selling on Amazon easy for small businesses. I know from my experience, that once you hit a certain revenue threshold in your Amazon Business, it is very hard to keep growing. This is where Reg45 comes in. Their 45 Day PPC regimen package will get your Amazon advertising healthy and optimized for your specific product requirements, whether you are launching, growing or in the profit phase.   For the listeners of 10 Million Journey, they are offering a Free audit of your Amazon Advertising Campaigns (regular price $250), all you have to do is go to  https://www.reg45agency.com/ sign up for a free product analysis and mention 10 Million Journey.   This Episode is brought to you by Seller Candy.   Any amazon Seller will tell you that Seller Central sucks, it is difficult to use and once stuff breaks getting hold of amazon reps will take all of your free time. Seller Candy solves all of that. They act as an extension of your team, handling every type of case that occurs in Seller Central. They also offer services like reimbursements and customer service. So you can focus on growing your business, and they will take care of the rest.   To get $100 off your first month just go to  https://sellercandy.com/, select their service and use the code ANATOLY at checkout.   Today we will talk about Tips on wealth management and building startups to help banking systems in Rural Areas.   Book Recommendations: Men of all Markets, Edward Thorpe https://www.amazon.com/Man-All-Markets-Street-Dealer/dp/1400067960 PRINCIPLES Ray Dalio https://www.amazon.com/Principles-Life-Work-Ray-Dalio/dp/1501124021 Narcissus and Goldmund, Hermann Hesse https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5954.Narcissus_and_Goldmund   Connect to Alberto Furger: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alberto-furger/   Connect to weasia: Website: https://weasia.app/en/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/weasia/   Want to sit down with Anatoly 1 on 1 ? Even though I keep saying I AM NOT A GURU, many of you ask to sit down and pick my brain. I have decided to do a 1h HELP calls. There are 2 purposes: 1st to support you in your journey and second also to be able to break even on the production of this podcast (each episode editing, marketing, guest research etc takes about $60 - $150 to produce). Now you can schedule 1h with me, and we can talk about launching products, hiring, product research, keywords, mindset, how I did an Ironman or anything at all. Link is here: https://calendly.com/anatolyspektor/anatoly-connsulting-1h?month=2022-08   ANATOLY's TOOLS:   Product Development: Helim10 - I use it for  Product Research, Keyword tracking and Listing Optimization . SPECIAL DEAL: Get 50% your first month or 10% every month: http://bit.ly/CORNERSIIH10 Pickfu - I use it for split testing all of my products and for validation ideas . SPECIAL DEAL: First split test 50% 0ff  https://www.pickfu.com/10mj   Trademarking: Trademark Angels - For all my trademarking needs. SPECIAL: Mention Anatoly and 10MJ podcast and get 10% Off your trademark.   Fiverr -  I hire my 3dMockup person and images label designer here on Fiverr - http://bit.ly/10mjFIVERR Upwork - I hire people long term on Upwork - upwork.com Loom.com - for creating SOP's, I record everything on Loom and give to my VA's Keepa.com - to track historical data such as prices   ANATOLY's  3 Favorite  Business Books: DotCom Secrets by Russel Brunson - I think this is a must read for every online entrepreneurs - http://bit.ly/10MJDotCom 4 hours work week by Tim Ferriss - This book changed my life and made me become an entrepreneur - http://bit.ly/10MJ4WW The Greatest Salesman In The World by Og Mandino - Old book but it goes to the core of selling -  http://bit.ly/10MJGREATSM   DISCLAIMER: Some Links are affiliate, it costs you nothing, but helps to keep this podcast on the float   Have questions? Go to https://www.10millionjourney.com   Follow us on: Instagram: @10millionjourney Twitter: @10miljourney

    The Underworld Podcast
    The Slave Armies Powering a New Kind of Golden Triangle Cybercrime

    The Underworld Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 57:02 Very Popular


    When the pandemic took punters from Southeast Asia's most notorious gambling dens, their gangster owners turned to the web, entrapping thousands of unwitting slaves and putting them to work in high-rises, aiming to scam western marks out of millions. Nathan Paul Southern and Lindsey Kennedy took a trip along the Mekong this summer. What they discovered was incredible and tragic in equal measure—and few are doing anything to combat it.

    The Coconuts Podcast
    Cattle shit everywhere in Bali? + more top stories | WTF SEA + HK | August 11, 2022

    The Coconuts Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 36:30


    We here try not to take the words of someone who is basically Australia's Donald Trump seriously. But when far-right politician Pauline Hanson called for a border closure to Bali (which she referred to as a country, by the way) amid foot-and-mouth disease concerns because apparently there's cattle shit everywhere, this was too hard to ignore. Coconuts Bali Managing Editor Amahl Azwar came on this week's episode to debunk Hanson's claims, while telling us what the cattle poop situation really is like in Bali. Tune in! Other stories include: Police general Ferdy Sambo faces death penalty for ordering bodyguard's murder | Hong Kong to cut Covid-19 quarantine for arrivals to 3 days starting Aug 12 | Women, fight! Historic bouts KO ban at Thailand's oldest Muay Thai stadium (Photos) | Over his head? Senator Robin Padilla roasted over suggestion that cable cars can solve Metro Manila's traffic woes | Geylang Fury Road: Boiling woman nearly run over by frenzied fellow (Video) | Over one-third of Malaysian youths believe using two condoms is safer than one: survey WTF is up in Southeast Asia + Hong Kong delivers impactful, weird, and wonderful reporting by our journalists on the ground in eight cities: Singapore, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Manila, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Yangon, and Bali. Listen to headline news on matters large and small, designed for people located in – or curious about – Southeast Asia and Hong Kong. WTF is up in Southeast Asia + Hong Kong is available on Apple, Spotify, Google, or wherever you listen to podcasts. Subscribe today!

    New Books in Intellectual History
    Carolyn J. Eichner, "Feminism's Empire" (Cornell UP, 2022)

    New Books in Intellectual History

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 83:43


    Feminism's Empire (Cornell UP, 2022) investigates the complex relationships between imperialisms and feminisms in the late nineteenth century and demonstrates the challenge of conceptualizing "pro-imperialist" and "anti-imperialist" as binary positions. By intellectually and spatially tracing the era's first French feminists' engagement with empire, Carolyn J. Eichner explores how feminists opposed—yet employed—approaches to empire in writing, speaking, and publishing. In differing ways, they ultimately tied forms of imperialism to gender liberation. Among the era's first anti-imperialists, French feminists were enmeshed in the hierarchies and epistemologies of empire. They likened their gender-based marginalization to imperialist oppressions. Imperialism and colonialism's gendered and sexualized racial hierarchies established categories of inclusion and exclusion that rested in both universalism and ideas of "nature" that presented colonized people with theoretical, yet impossible, paths to integration. Feminists faced similar barriers to full incorporation due to the gendered contradictions inherent in universalism. The system presumed citizenship to be male and thus positioned women as outsiders. Feminism's Empire connects this critical struggle to hierarchical power shifts in racial and national status that created uneasy linkages between French feminists and imperial authorities. Dr. Carolyn J. Eichner about is a Professor of History and Women's and Gender Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Feminism's Empire is her third book. Surmounting the Barricades: Women in the Paris Commune came out in 2004 and The Paris Commune: A Brief History came out in 2022. Surmounting the Barricades: Women in the Paris Commune was published in French as Franchir les barricades: les femmes dans la Commune de Paris (Éditions de la Sorbonne, 2020). Translated by Bastien Craipain, it was a finalist for the Prix Augustin Thierry in 2021, an award from the city of Paris for a historical study concerning the period between Antiquity and the late 19th century. In 2022-2023 she will be a Fulbright Research scholar in France and will be in residence at the Camargo Foundation in Cassis. Michael G. Vann is a professor of world history at California State University, Sacramento. A specialist in imperialism and the Cold War in Southeast Asia, he is the author of The Great Hanoi Rat Hunt: Empires, Disease, and Modernity in French Colonial Vietnam (Oxford University Press, 2018). When he's not reading or talking about new books with smart people, Mike can be found surfing in Santa Cruz, California. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/intellectual-history

    New Books in Gender Studies
    Carolyn J. Eichner, "Feminism's Empire" (Cornell UP, 2022)

    New Books in Gender Studies

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 83:43


    Feminism's Empire (Cornell UP, 2022) investigates the complex relationships between imperialisms and feminisms in the late nineteenth century and demonstrates the challenge of conceptualizing "pro-imperialist" and "anti-imperialist" as binary positions. By intellectually and spatially tracing the era's first French feminists' engagement with empire, Carolyn J. Eichner explores how feminists opposed—yet employed—approaches to empire in writing, speaking, and publishing. In differing ways, they ultimately tied forms of imperialism to gender liberation. Among the era's first anti-imperialists, French feminists were enmeshed in the hierarchies and epistemologies of empire. They likened their gender-based marginalization to imperialist oppressions. Imperialism and colonialism's gendered and sexualized racial hierarchies established categories of inclusion and exclusion that rested in both universalism and ideas of "nature" that presented colonized people with theoretical, yet impossible, paths to integration. Feminists faced similar barriers to full incorporation due to the gendered contradictions inherent in universalism. The system presumed citizenship to be male and thus positioned women as outsiders. Feminism's Empire connects this critical struggle to hierarchical power shifts in racial and national status that created uneasy linkages between French feminists and imperial authorities. Dr. Carolyn J. Eichner about is a Professor of History and Women's and Gender Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Feminism's Empire is her third book. Surmounting the Barricades: Women in the Paris Commune came out in 2004 and The Paris Commune: A Brief History came out in 2022. Surmounting the Barricades: Women in the Paris Commune was published in French as Franchir les barricades: les femmes dans la Commune de Paris (Éditions de la Sorbonne, 2020). Translated by Bastien Craipain, it was a finalist for the Prix Augustin Thierry in 2021, an award from the city of Paris for a historical study concerning the period between Antiquity and the late 19th century. In 2022-2023 she will be a Fulbright Research scholar in France and will be in residence at the Camargo Foundation in Cassis. Michael G. Vann is a professor of world history at California State University, Sacramento. A specialist in imperialism and the Cold War in Southeast Asia, he is the author of The Great Hanoi Rat Hunt: Empires, Disease, and Modernity in French Colonial Vietnam (Oxford University Press, 2018). When he's not reading or talking about new books with smart people, Mike can be found surfing in Santa Cruz, California. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/gender-studies

    New Books in History
    Carolyn J. Eichner, "Feminism's Empire" (Cornell UP, 2022)

    New Books in History

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 83:43


    Feminism's Empire (Cornell UP, 2022) investigates the complex relationships between imperialisms and feminisms in the late nineteenth century and demonstrates the challenge of conceptualizing "pro-imperialist" and "anti-imperialist" as binary positions. By intellectually and spatially tracing the era's first French feminists' engagement with empire, Carolyn J. Eichner explores how feminists opposed—yet employed—approaches to empire in writing, speaking, and publishing. In differing ways, they ultimately tied forms of imperialism to gender liberation. Among the era's first anti-imperialists, French feminists were enmeshed in the hierarchies and epistemologies of empire. They likened their gender-based marginalization to imperialist oppressions. Imperialism and colonialism's gendered and sexualized racial hierarchies established categories of inclusion and exclusion that rested in both universalism and ideas of "nature" that presented colonized people with theoretical, yet impossible, paths to integration. Feminists faced similar barriers to full incorporation due to the gendered contradictions inherent in universalism. The system presumed citizenship to be male and thus positioned women as outsiders. Feminism's Empire connects this critical struggle to hierarchical power shifts in racial and national status that created uneasy linkages between French feminists and imperial authorities. Dr. Carolyn J. Eichner about is a Professor of History and Women's and Gender Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Feminism's Empire is her third book. Surmounting the Barricades: Women in the Paris Commune came out in 2004 and The Paris Commune: A Brief History came out in 2022. Surmounting the Barricades: Women in the Paris Commune was published in French as Franchir les barricades: les femmes dans la Commune de Paris (Éditions de la Sorbonne, 2020). Translated by Bastien Craipain, it was a finalist for the Prix Augustin Thierry in 2021, an award from the city of Paris for a historical study concerning the period between Antiquity and the late 19th century. In 2022-2023 she will be a Fulbright Research scholar in France and will be in residence at the Camargo Foundation in Cassis. Michael G. Vann is a professor of world history at California State University, Sacramento. A specialist in imperialism and the Cold War in Southeast Asia, he is the author of The Great Hanoi Rat Hunt: Empires, Disease, and Modernity in French Colonial Vietnam (Oxford University Press, 2018). When he's not reading or talking about new books with smart people, Mike can be found surfing in Santa Cruz, California. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/history

    New Books Network
    Carolyn J. Eichner, "Feminism's Empire" (Cornell UP, 2022)

    New Books Network

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 83:43


    Feminism's Empire (Cornell UP, 2022) investigates the complex relationships between imperialisms and feminisms in the late nineteenth century and demonstrates the challenge of conceptualizing "pro-imperialist" and "anti-imperialist" as binary positions. By intellectually and spatially tracing the era's first French feminists' engagement with empire, Carolyn J. Eichner explores how feminists opposed—yet employed—approaches to empire in writing, speaking, and publishing. In differing ways, they ultimately tied forms of imperialism to gender liberation. Among the era's first anti-imperialists, French feminists were enmeshed in the hierarchies and epistemologies of empire. They likened their gender-based marginalization to imperialist oppressions. Imperialism and colonialism's gendered and sexualized racial hierarchies established categories of inclusion and exclusion that rested in both universalism and ideas of "nature" that presented colonized people with theoretical, yet impossible, paths to integration. Feminists faced similar barriers to full incorporation due to the gendered contradictions inherent in universalism. The system presumed citizenship to be male and thus positioned women as outsiders. Feminism's Empire connects this critical struggle to hierarchical power shifts in racial and national status that created uneasy linkages between French feminists and imperial authorities. Dr. Carolyn J. Eichner about is a Professor of History and Women's and Gender Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Feminism's Empire is her third book. Surmounting the Barricades: Women in the Paris Commune came out in 2004 and The Paris Commune: A Brief History came out in 2022. Surmounting the Barricades: Women in the Paris Commune was published in French as Franchir les barricades: les femmes dans la Commune de Paris (Éditions de la Sorbonne, 2020). Translated by Bastien Craipain, it was a finalist for the Prix Augustin Thierry in 2021, an award from the city of Paris for a historical study concerning the period between Antiquity and the late 19th century. In 2022-2023 she will be a Fulbright Research scholar in France and will be in residence at the Camargo Foundation in Cassis. Michael G. Vann is a professor of world history at California State University, Sacramento. A specialist in imperialism and the Cold War in Southeast Asia, he is the author of The Great Hanoi Rat Hunt: Empires, Disease, and Modernity in French Colonial Vietnam (Oxford University Press, 2018). When he's not reading or talking about new books with smart people, Mike can be found surfing in Santa Cruz, California. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

    Witness History
    Indonesia's forest fires

    Witness History

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 10:31


    Twenty five years ago in Indonesia, some of the worst forest fires in history devastated the environment and resulted in a smog which engulfed South East Asia for months. The fires, which were set deliberately, burned out of control for months. Mesdiono Matali Samad, known as Memes, worked on the Indonesian Red Cross relief effort helping people in East Kalimantan, Borneo. He's been speaking to Laura Jones.

    Searching for Mana with Lloyd Wahed
    Changing the World through Crypto & Safe-Keeping the World of Finance | Michael Gronager, CEO, Chainalysis

    Searching for Mana with Lloyd Wahed

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 86:04


    From discussing the meaning of life, to the cruciality of atomic habits, to genuinely aiming to change the world, this week's guest, Michael Gronager - CEO of crypto behemoth Chainalysis - shares fascinating insights.With a valuation of upwards of $8 Billion, following their latest funding round in May this year, Chainalysis is providing critical financial data to enable governments, banks and blockchain companies to understand how people are using cryptocurrency.Drawing comparisons to Google - by indexing the blockchain industry, Bloomberg - through their creation of financial data, and Reuters through their leading content arm, Chainalysis is at the forefront of blockchain companies, already a market leader, with the potential to scale to astronomic levels.Michael dives into his journey, from growing up in Denmark and developing a close early interest in computers, to his academic research, to an epiphanic moment stuck in a typhoon in South-East Asia and all the way to founding Chainalysis. His mentality, fascination with Wabi Sabi and seeking beauty in everything, as well as creating achievable routine habits provide amazing insight into the minds of a true modern tech leader.[ 0:00 - 4:29] Chainalysis & how every company could become a crypto company[ 4:29 - 10:51 ] Timeframe on crypto adoption[ 10:51 - 16:01 ] Chainalysis user cases[ 16:01 - 18:32 ] Bridging law enforcement and the unregulated world of crypto[ 18:32 - 21:39 ] Size and scale of Chainalysis[ 21:39 - 25:19] Raising money in a bear market[ 25:19 - 27:43] Taking inspiration from Google and Reuters[ 27:43 - 32:17 ] Remaining calm and maintaining perspective [ 32:17 - 37:32 ] 2 miles runs every morning and home-made cortados [ 37:32 - 40:23 ] Finding beauty in everything[ 40:23 - 43:01 ] Michael's Mana[ 43:01 - 46:17 ] An early fascination with computers and building things[ 46:17 - 52:07 ] Wanting to change the world[ 52:07 - 54:43 ] Finding the meaning of life at Bangkok airport [ 54:43 - 56:01 ] Who is Satoshi?[ 56:01 - 1:00:04 ] The Chainalysis Founding Story[ 1:00:04 - 1:05:47 ] Turning Chainalysis from an idea into an empire[ 1:04:41 - 1:07:58] Principles around culture[ 1:07:58 - 1:13:03 ] Winning talent, mentality as king and furthering careers[ 1:13:03 - 1:18:09 ] The Hollywood scenario for Chainalysis[ 1:18:09 - 1:23:13 ] Considering Space & Michael's approach to problem-solving[ 1:23:13 - 1:26:04 ] Advice for a bear market