This amazing guest is a driver of change who has over 20 years of experience leading both strategic and tactical Marketing efforts at companies like Staples, ConstantContact, Localytics, and Mindbody. Josh Todd is the CMO of SevenRooms and was named a Top 20 CMO by VentureBeat. Josh joined Host Chris Mechanic to break down how The post Hold your team accountable to the outcome with Josh Todd appeared first on WebMechanix.
Michael Hodgen is a visionary entrepreneur and the dynamic CEO of Freedom Rave Wear, a trailblazing company that designs and manufactures cutting-edge, sustainable festival clothing. Under Michael's leadership, Freedom Rave Wear has become a frontrunner in the festival fashion industry, known for its innovative designs, eco-friendly practices, and commitment to the community. Driven by a strong belief in sustainability and manufacturing, Michael has integrated environmentally friendly materials and processes into the company's operations. With his finger on the pulse of the latest Ecommerce trends, Michael has skillfully navigated the ever-evolving online marketplace, ensuring Freedom Rave Wear continues to thrive and expand. In This Conversation We Discuss: [00:00] Intro[01:00] What is Freedom Rave Wear?[03:17] Validating the idea for FRW[04:46] Starting to grow the brand organically[05:53] How FRW became an online business[08:46] Evolving the manufacturing capacity[10:55] Why FRW choose to manufacture in-house[13:16] Production based on what the customer really wants[14:54] Minimums can be a limiting factor for your business[15:38] Apparel brands don't have to manufacture in-house[16:46] Sponsor: Electric Eye https://electriceye.io/connect[17:44] Sponsor: Shopify https://shopify.com/honest[19:26] Sponsor: Sendlane https://sendlane.com/honest[20:52] Cashflow advantages of not having deadstock[22:15] COVID was especially challenging for FRW[22:39] Pivoting to Fabric Punch[23:32] The advantages of having a micro factory[24:18] Having a close feedback loop with customers[25:40] Scaling up from “festival” customer acquisition[26:51] The innate synergy in FRW's niche[27:57] When you should consider paid ads[28:42] How FRW does their paid ads[29:51] Where to support FRWResources:Subscribe to Honest Ecommerce on YoutubeBody positive, eco-friendly, & affordable reedomravewear.comFollow Michael linkedin.com/in/michaelhodgenSchedule an intro call with one of our experts electriceye.io/connectTake your retail business to the next level today shopify.com/honestSign up for a one-dollar-per-month trial periodSchedule your free consultation with a Sendlane expert sendlane.com/honestIf you're enjoying the show, we'd love it if you left Honest Ecommerce a review on Apple Podcasts. It makes a huge impact on the success of the podcast, and we love reading every one of your reviews!
Today I speak to POP alum Patti Lindsay about her experience starting an entirely new career in her sixties! She shares her winding career path, the push her daughter gave her and how POP empowered her to take the next step in her life and business. She discusses the most important lesson she took from the course, the mistakes she's since corrected and the exciting new venture she is creating within this new career. The Bay Episode 165: Creating a framework for a new design business with POP Alumni Anna-Ruth Rutgers Episode 50: It's never too late to work on your business! A Round table discussion with POP members Laura Thornton & Colleen Shier Hello Audio Trent Shelton ABOUT PATTI Patti Lindsay is 61 years old, and studied Interior Design at Dawson College in Montreal from 1980-83. She worked part time for an architectural firm that closed, then for Jeff Brown Fabrics for a while. She left Quebec shortly after and moved to Toronto Ontario. There she married, and worked at the Bay buying offices in Linens, Bedding, Staples. She had 3 children, moved back to Montreal and became a single mom. She studied phys ed and began working in the Fitness Industry for the YMCA but continued to do Design and renovated and sold several houses. She taught an Interior Decorating course at John Abbott College at night as a moonlighting job for a few semesters when her children were young but continued as Director of Health, Fitness and Aquatics at the West Island YMCA for a steady income until they were through university. Before the pandemic, she moved to Ottawa and during the pandemic began doing design consultations by zoom for friends and family. That's when she decided that it was time to get back to her first love, Interior Design and took a business course, started her company and began staging with a real estate agent in Ottawa. Then she found Rebecca, Vera and the amazing RHD team through social media! She recently started a new part time side job with a new Design Centre that is opening in Ottawa as she grows her own business and is in the process of creating an online course for new home buyers. Check out Patti's website Peacock Blu Living Download our Free Resources ➡️ Pre-qualify your clients with my Discovery Call Script ➡️ Stay confident from beginning to end with my Consultation Checklist ➡️ Looking for a quick infusion of cash? Grab my 4 easy ways of increasing your revenue Looking to elevate your business? Learn more about our courses ➡️ Want the complete blueprint to calculate your design fee with confidence and ease? Learn more about my Pricing with Confidence course ➡️ Want to be the first to know when Power of Process is returning? Click to learn more about my systems building course. ➡️Want to be the first to know when the next episode drops? Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE to the Resilient by Design Podcast wherever you listen to podcasts!
Coco thought Brett was really great, they met through a mutual friend and went out twice together. They even hooked up and Coco said it was great, but now Brett isn't responding to her. Listen to find out why Coco got ghosted!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Marshall Cho Episode 94 1:00 Basketball beginnings 3:00 Harlem+ South Bronx 5:15 Mozambique basketball camps 9:00 DeMatha 13:00 Trusting your coaching voice 18:00 Hoop Summit 23:00 Working with NBA guys 29:00 Staples of your program 34:00 Building habits 36:00 Prioritizing mental health 39:00 Trusting your players 42:30 “See it say it” 49:30 Quick hitters 1:03:30 What do you want your legacy to be? --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/hoopthreadspod/support
Coco thought Brett was really great, they met through a mutual friend and went out twice together. They even hooked up and Coco said it was great, but now Brett isn't responding to her. Listen to find out why Coco got ghosted!
Skydog Ranch is a forever home for wild mustangs and burros who have ended up in horrible and dangerous situations - at kill pens, auctions, or in unloving homes where they have often been starved and neglected. Skydog's mission is to provide a safe landing for horses coming from horrible situations, stop horse consumption in other countries and encourage people to better understand what is happening with the Bureau of Land Management's round up of Wild Mustangs. Their biggest, most important part of Skydog Sanctuary is to shine a spotlight on ALL these issues and make mustangs and burros a talking point across the US. Listen in!
“I’m as old as rap.” This one was really fun. Thanks again, Josh ❤ Please check out all the music by The New Trust and The Velvet Teen. It rules. Also, if you like horror movies PLEASE listen to Forever Midnight #FM3
Fall is right around the corner, and who doesn't love a good Pinterest mood board? Listen to this weeks episode of A Beautifull Life podcast to find out the wardrobe pieces you need in your closet to recreate the Fall 2023 Pinterest outfits of your dreams! SHARE this episode with someone who needs to hear it & RATE + REVIEW + SUBSCRIBE to this podcast if you enjoyed the episode! Follow Kaylee on THREADS @KayleeKarcher_ Connect with Kaylee @KayleeKarcher_ Follow the pod @ABeautifullLifepodcast Have a beautifull day!
Who is this episode for? Busy parents seeking tips for simplifying mealtimes - and, of course, fans of Yummy Toddler Food!Episode Summary: Joining me today is the creator of the acclaimed kid-friendly food site Yummy Toddler Food, Amy Palanjian. In this conversation, Amy brings her expertise to the table (pun intended) and covers a spectrum of topics, from mastering lunch-packing to unlocking the secrets of fostering healthy relationships between kids, their bodies, and the food they eat.-------------------------------Links Discussed in This EpisodeOrder a Copy of Minimalist Moms: Living and Parenting with SimplicityAmy's Resource: Burnt Toast NewsletterBook: Fat Talk by Virginia Sole-SmithConnect with Amy:InstagramBook: Dinnertime SOS with Amy PalanjianEnjoy this Podcast?Post a review and share it! If you enjoyed tuning into this podcast, then do not hesitate to write a review. You can also share this with your fellow mothers so that they can be inspired to think more and do with less. Order (or review) my recent book, Minimalist Moms: Living & Parenting With SimplicityQuestions? You can contact me through my website, find me on Instagram, or like The Minimalist Moms Page on Facebook.Thanks for listening! For more updates and episodes, visit the website. You may also tune in on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, or Stitcher.Checkout the Minimalist Moms Podcast storefront for recommendations from Diane.If you enjoyed today's episode of the Minimalist Moms Podcast, then hit subscribe and share it with your friends!Episode Sponsors |The Minimalist Moms Podcast would not be possible without the support of weekly sponsors. Choosing brands that I believe in is important to me. I only want to recommend brands that I believe may help you in your daily life. As always, never feel pressured into buying anything. Remember: if you don't need it, it's not a good deal!Check out Ideal Living and use my code MINIMALIST for a great deal: https://airdoctorpro.com/Gain peace of mind today with Trust and Will. Get 10% off plus free shipping of your estate plan documents by visiting trustandwill.com/MINIMALIST.Our Sponsors:* Check out Gaia Provides and use my code MINIMALIST for a great deal: https://www.gaiaprovides.com/* Check out Ideal Living and use my code MINIMALIST for a great deal: https://airdoctorpro.com/* Check out Lifeway and use my code for a great deal: http://www.lifeway.com* Check out Quince: https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwjVtJG56NKAAxU-N0QIHQf1Bq8QFnoECBwQAQ&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.quince.com%2F&usg=AOvVaw15ySPxxJ1v1l0I4qSPAJS5&opi=89978449* Check out Stride K12 and use my code MINIMALIST for a great deal: https://www.stridelearning.com/who-we-serve/k12-parents-students.htmlSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/minimalist-moms-podcast2093/exclusive-contentAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
On this week's episode, we learn about what goes into running a horse and burro rescue. Rancher Clare Staples talks about her passion for saving wild horses, the obstacles these creatures face, and how she's able to keep track of dozens of horses. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
When we see an empty ballroom, or stadium, or theater, we can see unlimited possibilities if we have any creative juices at all. We can stage performances, meetings, athletic events, entertainment, networking opportunities, and so forth. But then we think of our fictitious “business life” and “personal life” duality, and we bifurcate that huge space with a wall right down the middle, a line of demarcation with separate pursuits on each side. And then we create meetings, obligations, failure work, responsibilities, “bucket lists,” one-way streets, detours, “do not enter” zones, a great deal of noise, and misdirection. We become mice in a maze of our own creation, and that once huge, empty, high-potential space has become a tiny, oppressive place. The fact is, we have one “life,” period. Personally, I have no problem whatsoever taking a few phone calls at the beach on vacation, just as I have no problem taking a weekday afternoon and spending it at my pool. I can engage in one of my hobbies on a Thursday morning and write part of my next book or create a proposal on Saturday morning. I never feel “cheated” of time, nor that I'm “intruding” on some other portion of my life! If you have to go to Staples to pick up some office supplies, wouldn't you also stop at the grocery to pick up some food for dinner? Or are those two separate trips, one for each “life”?! We can't keep closing in on our “breathing space,” enclosing ourselves and reducing our huge space and opportunity to small warrens and corners. If we do, we're going to run out of oxygen.
Dr. Nate Zinsser is an expert in the psychology of human performance who consults to individuals and organizations seeking a competitive edge. Dr. Zinsser has been at the forefront of applied sport psychology for over thirty years. Dr Zinsser's latest book, The Confident Mind: A Battle-Tested Guide for Unshakable Performance, was released in January 2022. Dr. Zinsser has been a regular consultant to the Philadelphia Flyers and New York Giants for twelve seasons and a keynote speaker for companies such as General Electric, Facebook, McDonald's, and Staples. Since 1992, Dr. Zinsser has directed a cutting edge applied sport psychology program at the United States Military Academy's Center for Enhanced Performance, personally conducting over seventeen thousand individual training sessions and seven hundred team training sessions for cadets seeking the mental edge for athletic, academic, and military performance. Dr. Zinsser has a PhD in sport psychology from the University of Virginia. In this episode, Nate and Cindra talk about: The 5 misconceptions of confidence The difference between the success cycle and the sewer cycle 7 limiting beliefs and the “First Victory Alternative Belief” we should adopt instead How to be your “best and most honest friend” HIGH PERFORMANCE MINDSET SHOWNOTES FOR THIS EPISODE: www.cindrakamphoff.com/557 FOLLOW CINDRA ON INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/cindrakamphoff/ TO FIND MORE INFORMATION ABOUT Dr. Z: Nate Zinsser - The Confident Mind FOLLOW CINDRA ON TWITTER: https://twitter.com/mentally_strong Love the show? Rate and review the show for Cindra to mention you on the next episode: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/high-performance-mindset-learn-from-world-class-leaders/id1034819901
#conflictatwork #toxicenvironment #conflictresolutionInterview with Liz Kislik. Liz Kislik is a management consultant and executive coach, and a frequent contributor to Harvard Business Review and Forbes. Her TEDx “Why There's So Much Conflict at Work and What You Can Do to Fix It” has received almost half a million views. She specializes in developing high performing leaders and workforces, and for 30 years has helped family-run businesses, national nonprofits, and Fortune 500 companies like American Express, Girl Scouts, Staples, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, and Highlights for Children solve their thorniest problems.In this podcast interview you will learn:✨ The impact of stress to conflict at work✨ Why self-management is the first step to resolving issues✨ How to identify structural discrepancies at work that can lead to conflict✨ How to resolve organizational challengesEnjoy listening.With gratitude,Julia----SHOWNOTES: Get in touch with Liz: www.lizkislik.comWatch Liz's Ted Talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/liz_kislik_why_there_s_so_much_conflict_at_work_and_what_you_can_do_to_fix_it?language=en---JOIN US NEXT TIME ❤️Plan Your Week With Julia (weekly on Mondays at 8am PST):https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUkc-iurj0sHdF7gKRSgTu7XT9H3zSDodXy#/registrationJoin the STRESSD Podcast - Conversations with Julia:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf0bBC1wTL0t8_Ir6iFgdaONDcCPXx5KZPnSZcjFv7XlqhpiA/viewform-----
When USC and UCLA announced their intentions to leave the Pac-12 for the Big 10 in 2022, Andy Staples joined the podcast to discuss realignment (Episode 361). This year, Washington and Oregon followed them to the Big 10. Colorado, Arizona, Arizona State, and Utah State announced they were leaving for the Big 12 in 2024. That leaves the Pac-12 with only four schools remaining. This all deals with sports media and the contracts networks give these conferences. Andy Staples left the Athletic to join On3. Staples hosts a nightly college football YouTube show that is also a podcast. For more information on On3: visit www.on3.com.
The Right Kind of Difficult (ft. Jon Acuff)On learning, growing, adapting, creating, and sharingOPENING QUOTE:“Be your version of funny. Don't be somebody else's version. So what happens is speakers read a book about public speaking and they go, "I got to tell a joke." And they tell a joke that isn't their joke. And it just feels like you're wearing your dad's coat at the eighth grade dance. It doesn't fit you. It doesn't create the moment you want.” -Jon AcuffGUEST BIO:Jon Acuff is the New York Times bestselling author of eight books and one of the most successful thought leaders on the circuit, which is why Ink Magazine named him one of the top 100 leadership speakers in the world. He's also a gifted comedian, recently fulfilling a dream by opening up for Dolly Parton at Ryman Auditorium. For over 20 years, he's helped some of the biggest brands tell their story, including the Home Depot, Bose, and Staples. His fresh perspective on life has given him the opportunity to write for Reader's Digest, Fast Company, The Harvard Business Review and Time Magazine.Links:WebsiteFacebookInstagramTwitterYouTubeLinkedInCORE TOPICS + DETAILS:[4:22] - The Right Kind of DifficultFinding your zone is about finding the right challengeHow do you know you've found your calling? When it's the “right kind of difficult,” the kind of challenge that has you excited to confront it, to take it on, to master it. Jon calls walking off stage the hardest part of his job, because he could stay there for hours — not because it's easy, but because it's hard in a way that thrills him.[6:17] - Content that Soars (and Sticks the Landing)Perfectly packaging ideas for your audienceJon is the first to acknowledge that almost no speaker or thought leader is delivering truly brand-new, never-heard-before ideas. But what separates bad from good and good from great is the way those ideas are interpreted, packaged, and presented in an unforgettable way.One example of this is Jon's concept of “soundtracks,” or the messages that live inside our heads on a daily basis. By taking the idea of internal monologue and presenting it in an instantly memorable way, Jon has created a keynote message (and book) that resonates with audiences everywhere.[15:41] - Be Funny by Being YouIll-fitting humor is like an ill-fitting suitJon emphasizes the importance of humor, while also emphasizing the risks of using humor that doesn't match your personal style. He likens it to “wearing your dad's coat at the eighth grade dance.” He goes on: “It doesn't fit you. It doesn't create the moment you want. If you're slapstick at a dinner party, be slapstick on stage. If you're dry at a dinner party, be dry on stage. Be your version of funny. Don't be somebody else's version of funny, because it won't work. You won't enjoy it."[26:30] - Rewriting Your SoundtrackHow changing what you tell yourself can change your lifeUse Jon's three-part question to see whether you have a broken soundtrack or repetitive thought. First: Is it true? Second: is it helpful? Third: Is it kind?If the answer to any of those questions is “no,” you're suffering from a broken soundtrack that's going to keep you from achieving both happiness and greatness.As a speaker, the first person you have to inspire is yourself.[34:39] - To Monetization and BeyondTurning ideas and expertise into content and incomeIf 2020 taught the speaking industry anything, it was that even if your business model starts on the stage, it can't end there. Jon has found myriad ways to expand his message and monetization — from treating writing books as a craft to trying out new media like podcasts, YouTube, and online challenges. He's still a speaker at heart, but he's also much more — and that means diverse audiences and income.RESOURCES:[1:20] Jon's BooksFollow Jon Acuff:WebsiteFacebookInstagramTwitterYouTubeLinkedInFollow Josh Linkner:FacebookLinkedInInstagramTwitterYouTubeABOUT MIC DROP:Hear from the world's top thought leaders and experts, sharing tipping point moments, strategies, and approaches that led to their speaking career success. Throughout each episode, host Josh Linkner, #1 Innovation keynote speaker in the world, deconstructs guests' Mic Drop moments and provides tactical tools and takeaways that can be applied to any speaking business, no matter it's starting point. You'll enjoy hearing from some of the top keynote speakers in the industry including: Ryan Estis, Alison Levine, Peter Sheahan, Seth Mattison, Cassandra Worthy, and many more. Mic Drop is sponsored by ImpactEleven.Learn more at: MicDropPodcast.comABOUT THE HOST:Josh Linkner is a Creative Troublemaker. He believes passionately that all human beings have incredible creative capacity, and he's on a mission to unlock inventive thinking and creative problem solving to help leaders, individuals, and communities soar. Josh has been the founder and CEO of five tech companies, which sold for a combined value of over $200 million and is the author of four books including the New York Times Bestsellers, Disciplined Dreaming and The Road to Reinvention. He has invested in and/or mentored over 100 startups and is the Founding Partner of Detroit Venture Partners.Today, Josh serves as Chairman and Co-founder of Platypus Labs, an innovation research, training, and consulting firm. He has twice been named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year and is the recipient of the United States Presidential Champion of Change Award. Josh is also a passionate Detroiter, the father of four, is a professional-level jazz guitarist, and has a slightly odd obsession with greasy pizza. Learn more about Josh: JoshLinkner.comSPONSORED BY IMPACTELEVEN:From refining your keynote speaking skills to writing marketing copy, from connecting you with bureaus to boosting your fees, to developing high-quality websites, producing head-turning demo reels, Impact Eleven (formerly 3 Ring Circus) offers a comprehensive and powerful set of services to help speakers land more gigs at higher fees. Learn more at: impacteleven.comPRODUCED BY DETROIT PODCAST STUDIOS:In Detroit, history was made when Barry Gordy opened Motown Records back in 1960. More than just discovering great talent, Gordy built a systematic approach to launching superstars. His rigorous processes, technology, and development methods were the secret sauce behind legendary acts such as The Supremes, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross and Michael Jackson.As a nod to the past, Detroit Podcast Studios leverages modern versions of Motown's processes to launch today's most compelling podcasts. What Motown was to musical artists, Detroit Podcast Studios is to podcast artists today. With over 75 combined years of experience in content development, audio production, music scoring, storytelling, and digital marketing, Detroit Podcast Studios provides full-service development, training, and production capabilities to take podcasts from messy ideas to finely tuned hits. Here's to making (podcast) history together.Learn more at: DetroitPodcastStudios.comSHOW CREDITS:Josh Linkner: Host | firstname.lastname@example.orgConnor Trombley: Executive Producer | connor@DetroitPodcastStudios.com
The treasury field can be simultaneously exhilarating and intimidating for newcomers. With countless questions swirling in their minds, aspiring treasury professionals often wonder about the essential skills, expectations, and methods for making a lasting impact. Today, we revisit episode 184 for a re-run episode with Tom Balish, now the Global Treasurer and Executive Director at Boston Consulting Group. As Tom re-joins, we look at what he has been up to since he was last on the show and we get to look back at his fascinating career journey which includes being a Submarine Officer in the United States Navy, a stint as an Investment Banker at J.P. Morgan, and even a brief foray into writing. Tom's treasury journey began after his teaching career when he secured a role at Harvard University. Since then, he has held prominent treasury leadership positions at Staples and Bright Horizons.Tom has a master's degree from Harvard University and a BA from Dartmouth College.Established in 1963, the Boston Consulting Group is a global management consulting firm. Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, the organisation partners with leaders in business and society to tackle their most important challenges and capture their greatest opportunities.On the podcast we discussed… Tom's diverse career and how he got started in treasuryHow his goals and ambitions motivated his career movesHow he navigated his first treasury job The result of taking advantage of opportunities to growTom's advice for people starting a new treasury careerTom updates us on what he has been doing since he was first on the show in 2021You can connect with Tom on LinkedIn.Me, Myself and AI Podcast from Boston Consulting Group: https://www.bcg.com/capabilities/digital-technology-data/artificial-intelligence/mit-podcast-seriesArtificial Intelligence and AI at Scale: resources and information from BCG: https://www.bcg.com/capabilities/digital-technology-data/artificial-intelligenceAre you interested in pursuing a career within Treasury?Whether you've recently graduated, or you want to search for new job opportunities to help develop your treasury career, The Treasury Recruitment Company can help you in your search for the perfect job. Find out more here.Or, send us your CV and let us help you in your next career move!If you're enjoying the show please rate and review us on whatever podcast app you listen to us on, for Apple Podcasts click here! Subscribe to the Treasury Career Corner podcast newsletter to receive a link to every week's episode as soon as it's published via click here!
Cast: Christian Humes, Tuna Marinello & Dan WeinePokémon: 387 - TurtwigOfftopic: Time Share, Staples, Tom, Death, High School Musical, TaskmasterGames: Pikmin 4, The Room VR, We Were Here Forever, As Dusk FallsQuestions, Comments, Complaints, Corrections!?Call: 805-738-8692Twitter: @UnrankedPodcastEmail@UnrankedPodcast.comDiscordhttps://discord.gg/wkvu88KvTVYouTubehttps://www.youtube.com/unrankedpodcastStreamshttps://twitch.tv/GreatBriTomhttps://twitch.tv/BigDan815Merchhttps://www.teepublic.com/stores/unranked-podcastHarmony: Echos of Powergetharmonyeop.comHost ContactsTwitter@TunaTargaryen, @BigDan815, @GreatBriTomGamertagsTheChooms, Tuna Targaryen, TheBigDan815, GreatBriTomNintendo Friend CodesChristian: 4405-3172-5821Alex: 5443-2451-6915Dan: 2588-5184-0411Tom: 1369-5857-5388PSN:TunaTaygaryen, BigDan815, GreatBriTom Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Welcome to Elevating Brick and Mortar, a podcast about how operations and facilities drive brand performance.On today's episode, we talk with Leigh Pearson, Sr. Director of Facilities, Sustainability, Sourcing, & Procurement at Staples Canada. Staples Canada provides expert knowledge, unique products and innovative services made for the changing needs of today's entrepreneurs, teachers, parents and students.In this episode, Sid and Leigh discuss how to make a meaningful impact through sustainability and energy efficiency. Leigh also describes why passion and authenticity are so important to achieving success in the workplace.Guest Bio:In 2007, Leigh started working at Staples as a Management Trainee and has worked her way up. Today, she is responsible for the facility maintenance, repair, and service related programs for all Canadian properties (305+ locations) as well as setting the sustainability agenda and identifying key focus areas for the company. For her efforts, Leigh was named to Canada's 2014 and 2016 Clean50, which offers recognition to Canada's leaders in sustainability for their contributions over the prior two years and has been honored by Retail Council of Canada twice in the area of Sustainability. Currently, she sits on the board of the PRSM Charitable foundation.Time Stamps:** 00:25 - Leigh's journey** 05:46 - Advice for leaders** 10:42 - Passing the baton between teams** 13:09 - Importance of sustainability** 20:23 - Handling supply chain issues** 25:04 - Preparing for labor shortages** 27:04 - Facilities and the future of techSponsor:ServiceChannel brings you peace of mind through peak facilities performance.Rest easy knowing your locations are:Offering the best possible guest experienceLiving up to brand standardsOperating with minimal downtimeServiceChannel partners with more than 500 leading brands globally to provide visibility across operations, the flexibility to grow and adapt to consumer expectations, and accelerated performance from their asset fleet and service providers. Request a custom demo here. —Links:Connect with Leigh on LinkedInConnect with Sid Shetty on LinkedinCheck out the ServiceChannel Website
After a few quick headlines, we start this week's labor news checking in on updates from the massive nationwide actors and writers strike. Next we discuss how hotels are using gig apps to hire scab labor and blacklist workers. Yellow Freight nearly caused a nationwide strike by failing to pay $50 million they owe the Teamsters' pension fund. Several recreational cannabis companies in California have been caught signing labor peace agreements with a fake union. This week saw new union drives at Staples, Cartoon Network, and Grindr, along with the successful union election at a climbing gym in Brooklyn. Finally, we discuss the most recent updates in the fight for a fair contract at UPS, with just one week to go. Join the discord: discord.gg/tDvmNzX Follow the pod at instagram.com/workstoppage, @WorkStoppagePod on Twitter, John @facebookvillain, and Lina @solidaritybee
Linguists are often interested in comparing several languages or dialects. To make this easier, it's useful to have data that's relatively similar across varieties, so that the differences really pop out. But what exactly needs to be similar or different varies depending on what we're investigating. For example, to compare varieties of English, we might have everyone read the same passage that contains all of the sounds of English, whereas to compare the way people gesture when telling a story, we might have them all watch the same silent film and re-tell it back. In this episode, your hosts Lauren Gawne and Gretchen McCulloch get enthusiastic about linguistics examples that have been re-used in lots of studies to get large groups of people to produce comparable language data. These sentences are supposed to be pretty unremarkable so we can focus on doing linguistics on them, but they end up having a sort of charmingly banal vibe that makes them much beloved by people who have spent tons of time poring over recorded files. We talk about The North Wind and the Sun, the Stella passage, the Rainbow passage, the Harvard Sentences, the Frog story, the Pear story, and the Tweety Bird video. We also talk about what goes into creating different genres of reusable example sentences, from phonetic balancing to what makes a concept culturally specific, as well as our experience learning about and coming up with various examples. Have a favourite recurring example that we didn't have space for here? Let us know! Read the transcript here: https://lingthusiasm.com/post/723543648527122432/transcript-episode-82-frogs-pears-and-more Announcements: In this month's bonus episode we present: LingthusiASMR, a very special bonus episode, in which your hosts Gretchen and Lauren get enthusiastic about linguistics in a very relaxed manner by reading one very large classic set of charmingly banal linguistics example sentences. Several people have told us that this has helped put them to sleep, which isn't usually our goal but it sure is for this episode! Join us on Patreon now to get access to this and 70+ other bonus episodes, including our upcoming linguistics advice episode where we answer your questions, which you can ask here: https://forms.gle/s6MeeVAGWD3oaDoM6 (until September 1st 2023). You'll also get access to the Lingthusiasm Discord server where you can chat with other language nerds. www.patreon.com/lingthusiasm For links to things mentioned in this episode: https://lingthusiasm.com/post/723422789301829632/episode-82-frogs-pears-and-more-staples-from
Lately, I've been all about having more fun, slowing down, and making the most out of each day which all started with a disruption in my life that forced me off my routine. I am going over a list of some of these things that make my days filled with bliss that I deem as 'Summer Staples'. My guest, Delaney Swift, gives her summer staples as well and shares so many fun ideas to take your summer up a notch WITHOUT booking a trip to Europe ;) Enjoy!Delaney Swift-Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/dswifty/?hl=enTikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@delaneymswiftPodcast:https://linktr.ee/staroftheshowpodcastMy socials-KCTC:https://www.tiktok.com/@kctcpodhttps://www.instagram.com/kctcpod/?hl=enPersonal:https://www.tiktok.com/@k8lynandersonhttps://www.instagram.com/k8lynanderson/?hl=enhttps://www.instagram.com/k8lyncontent/https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCa8cnLixMXX0wHpvZiSQxA
Welcome to "Building Better Managers," the podcast where Wendy Hanson, co-founder of BetterManager, interviews top leadership professionals to uncover strategies for creating a happier, highly engaged, and more productive workplace. In this episode, Wendy sits down with Liz Kislik, a management consultant and executive coach with a wealth of experience in developing high-performing leaders and workforces. As a leader, it's easy to put yourself last, but Wendy emphasizes the significance of prioritizing self-care and modeling it for others. She believes that when leaders take care of themselves, they show up more positive, empathetic, and are better able to coach their team members to do the same. To delve deeper into this topic, Wendy welcomes Liz Kislik, a management consultant and executive coach with extensive experience in developing high-performing leaders and workforces. Liz shares actionable strategies that listeners can implement immediately. Starting with practical calendar management, Liz highlights the importance of scheduling transfer time between meetings and incorporating breaks for reflection and preparation. Whether you're working on-site or remotely, these simple practices can make a significant difference in your well-being and productivity. Meet Liz Kislik Liz is an accomplished management consultant and executive coach with over 30 years of experience in developing high-performing leaders and workforces. Known for her expertise in conflict resolution and improving workplace dynamics, Liz is a respected thought leader and contributor to renowned publications such as Harvard Business Review and Forbes. Trusted by Fortune 500 companies including American Express, Girl Scouts, Staples, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, and Highlights for Children, Liz serves as a valued advisor, leveraging her wealth of experience to drive their success. Downloads & Resources Follow Liz on LinkedIn, Twitter and at www.lizkislik.com. Subscribe to our podcast on your favorite podcast platform! Check out our blog articles on Leadership here. © 2019 - 2023 BetterManager
This week Woo and Big Hes are joined with two familiar female voices for a little battle of the sexes conversation; Japonica Brown and Asha Staples. They revisit Keke Palmer, her baby daddy, and Usher and things get very interesting. Of course there are Whoosh Moments of the Week and then the episode is closed out with Usher's "Caught Up". Don't forget each and every Saturday nights from 10pm-12 am the new episodes of Wooisms drops on Nspire U on Air and the replay on Fridays during the same time. Also, head over to www.wooisms.com for all the latest updates and merchandise. As always peaux up, light the hookah, sit back and enjoy this thang known as Wooisms. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/wooisms/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/wooisms/support
One of the most ambitious string bands to emerge in the early 21st century, Punch Brothers built their sound on a platform of virtuosic instrumentalism and dazzling arrangements. The GRAMMY Award-winning band consisting of Chris Thile, Chris Eldridge, Paul Kowert, Noam Pikelny, and Gabe Withcer, has spent more than a decade changing the face of acoustic music, stretching the limitations of instruments, and influencing a generation of young musicians. Formed in the late 2000s, Punch Brothers' amalgam of bluegrass energy, classical complexity, and jazzy improvisation have earned them numerous accolades and garnered a dedicated following. Staples of the label, all but one of the band's albums have topped the Billboard Bluegrass charts while also making strong crossover showings on the pop, rock, and folk charts. This episode features recordings from their August 2022 performance under the tent. First broadcast in 1994, Tent Show Radio is a weekly one-hour radio program showcasing the best live recordings from acclaimed music acts and entertainers who grace the Big Top Chautauqua stage each summer in beautiful Bayfield, WI. In the program's nearly 30-year history it has featured artists like Johnny Cash, B.B King, Brandi Carlile, Willie Nelson, Don McLean, and many more. Hosted by celebrated New York Times best-selling author Michael Perry-who weaves stories and humor throughout each episode - Tent Show Radio features performances from renowned national & regional artists, with regular appearances featuring Big Top's own unique brand of shows that feature songs and stories performed by its acclaimed house band, The Blue Canvas Orchestra. Tent Show Radio is independently produced by Big Top Chautauqua, a non-profit performing arts organization, with a mission to present performances and events that celebrate history and the environment - along with their annual summer concert series - nestled in the woods on the shores of Lake Superior and the Apostle Islands. EPISODE CREDITSMichael Perry - Host Phillip Anich - Announcer Matt Jugenheimer - Engineer & Producer Gina Nagro - Marketing Support FOLLOW BIG TOP CHAUTAUQUA https://www.facebook.com/bigtopchautauqua/ https://www.instagram.com/bigtopchautauqua/ https://www.tiktok.com/@bigtopchautauqua https://twitter.com/BigBlueTent FOLLOW MICHAEL PERRYhttps://sneezingcow.com/ https://www.facebook.com/sneezingcow https://www.instagram.com/sneezingcow/ https://twitter.com/sneezingcow/ 2023 TENT SHOW RADIO SPONSORSAshland Area Chamber of Commerce - https://www.visitashland.com/ Bayfield Chamber and Visitor Bureau - https://www.bayfield.org/ Bayfield County Tourism - https://www.bayfieldcounty.wi.gov/150/Tourism The Bayfield Inn - https://bayfieldinn.com/ Cable Area Chamber of Commerce - https://www.cable4fun.com/ Washburn Area Chamber of Commerce - https://washburnchamber.com/ SPECIAL THANKSWisconsin Public Radio - https://www.wpr.org/
Stewart Hirsch has over twenty years of experience in coaching and professional development. In addition to coaching since 1994, Stewart practiced law for twenty-one years – until 2001, in law firms and in-house, including TJX, Staples, Welch's and others. As an attorney, he regularly worked with and advised senior executives and took a lead role with teams on several business initiatives. As an executive and leadership coach, Stewart works with C-Suite and other executives as a sounding board, and strategic and tactical thought partner, in addition to assisting with communications and relationship building. Stewart has coached hundreds of lawyers and other professionals to increase business. He has spoken at numerous domestic and international conferences, and designed and delivered single and multi-session highly interactive workshops to professional services firms throughout the US. ---------------------------------------- This show is sponsored by Leopard Solutions Legal Intelligence Suite of products, Firmscape, and Leopard BI. Push ahead of the pack with the power of Leopard. For a free demo, visit this link: https://www.leopardsolutions.com/index.php/request-a-demo/ Links: https://strategicrelationships.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/stewarthirsch/
Alison took the unconventional route to running, having started at the age of 30. She has completed 7 full marathons, and a handful of half marathons, 10ks, and 5ks. Her love for the sport has quickly transcended into wanting to give others the same sense of accomplishment she felt after completing her first race. She is the leader of R.I.OT. Squad run club, and an SCI Physical Therapist Assistant, as well as a run coach. Follow Alison on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alioop_0_o_runs/
This episode of the Year of Plenty Podcast is a conversation with Clay Bowers, a passionate forager from Northern Michigan. Clay has been foraging for almost two decades and is well respected in the wild food community. The main topic of this conversation is wild, edible milkweed and its culinary versatility throughout the seasons.Use code “yearofplenty” for 15% OFF at www.mtblock.comEpisode Overview:Clay's process for researching and familiarizing himself with a new edible speciesValuable resources and references that have been particularly helpful in Clay's foraging journeyA deep dive into milkweed, including its characteristics, ecological significance, historical uses, and the various types of milkweed found in the wildDiscuss the concerns of toxicity and bitterness of milkweedEssential identification factors and potential lookalikes of milkweed, along with the ideal habitats to find this plantClay provides insights into the different parts of milkweed that can be harvested throughout the seasons, as well as his favorite ways to prepare it in the kitchenRamps, another fascinating wild edible, are discussed, including Clay's somewhat controversial thoughts on sustainable ramp harvestingA brief discussion about the tools we use for successful foraging trips and foraging best practices Clay has accumulated over the yearsLeave a review on Apple or Spotify and send a screenshot to email@example.com to receive a FREE EBOOK with my favorite food preservation recipes.NEW BLOG: ULTIMATE FORAGING GEAR LIST - Check it outSupport the podcast via donations:https://www.patreon.com/poldiwielandhttps://www.buymeacoffee.com/yearofplentySign up for the newsletter:www.theyearofplenty.com/newsletterSubscribe to the Youtube VLOG:https://www.youtube.com/@yearofplentypodcastDo you follow the podcast on social media yet?IG: https://www.instagram.com/poldiwieland/Twitter: https://twitter.com/theyearofplentyFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/theyearofplenty/Connect with Clay Bowers, Master Forager:https://www.instagram.com/clay__bowers/http://www.nomiforager.com/bloghttps://www.youtube.com/@foragingthefifty5899https://claybowers.substack.com/Subscribe directly using your podcast app. The show is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and many other platforms!Please rate and review the show in the Apple Podcast and Spotify apps. This always helps the show get ranked so that more curious foodies can explore real food and drink with us.I want to hear from you! Take the LISTENER SURVEY: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KZW53RTEpisode Resources:Regional Milkweed Guides - Read HereList of Milkweed Species in Montana
For those of us born in the West today, living to 100 will be the norm, not the exception. Living longer is clearly a gift, but the simple truth is these extra 25-30 years of life did not exist before.This new horizon is as important and exciting as the invention of motion pictures, cars or even space travel.When a change this big happens, innovation follows.Ayse Birsel is the author of Design the Life You Love, a step-by-step guide to building a meaningful future. As well as being on the Thinkers 50 shortlist for talent, she is the co-founder and Creative Director of Birsel + Seck, a studio where Ayse designs award-winning products for companies including Herman Miller, GE, IKEA, Philips, Staples and Toyota.On this Fireside, Ayse shares more about her research for her new book Design the Long Life You Love. Conducted with people 65 and over, she explains how the lessons from these pioneers of life can serve us all — designers, entrepreneurs, and business leaders — in our work, our lives, and the lives of others, regardless of age.LinksConnect with Ayse via LinkedInDesign the Long Life You Love: A Step-by-Step Guide to Love, Purpose, Well-Being, and Friendship – Ayse's new bookJoin the conversation liveBecome a member of the Happy Startup SchoolJoin the next Vision 20/20 cohort
Lords: * Elena * Quil Topics: * Human Pudding, and why popular media can't depict bad art, only bad taste * https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfHmctamVEA * https://www.notinhalloffame.com/ * https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gPuH1yeZ08 * I got a van! * Corporate art: From industrial musicals of the 50s-70s to this Staples logo unveiling * https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWUhqoAGsfk * https://philolexian.blogspot.com/2006/11/kilmer-2005.html Microtopics: * A very good New York Times crossword. * Feats of crossword construction that just make the experience of solving it worse. * Cottage cheese and jam. * Fruit on the bottom cottage cheese cups. * Whether cottage cheese comes pre-curdled. * An opportunity to make money by making the richest people in the world happier. * A jams and jellies bandolier. * Going to the arcade wearing a token dispenser but also your "I don't work here" shirt. * A band that only exists so that John Stamos can be annoyed by it. * Whether the average person would misspell a word on a grocery list. * Flashy rock and roll in which the lyricss are goofy and the goofy lyrics heightens the perceived quality of the music and the music heightens the perceived goofiness of the lyrics. * Various anime in which the kids are forming a band. * The Fictitious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. * The East coast DIY music scene. * Eyeball Skeleton. * Smoosh nee Smush. * My Pal God Records. * The Most Wanted Song and The Most Unwanted Song. * Ramadan jingles. * Putting all the things people hate the most in the same song. * Single Ladies. * The Rescue Rangers dimension where the Rescue Rangers theme song is still modulating upwards to this day. * Releasing an album on vinyl that ends in a locked groove with a shepard tone. * Sprinter Vans. * Diesel vans racking up a million miles. * Van life. * Vans with indoor plumbing. * How people react when someone is sleeping in a vehicle in their neighborhood. * How to recognize a van that somebody lives in. * Living in a Wal-Mart parking lot. * Campy camping. * Living the hash tag no car life. * Bimodal distribution of van dwellers. * The Minimum Viable Van. * Living six people to a bedroom and not liking it. * A landlady who cooks for everybody in the 1800s. * Outlawing boarding houses because there are too many single men being rowdy. * The Florida Project. * Moving into the hotel across the street for a day so that you don't live in one place long enough to become a tenant. * Guessing how squatting laws work. * Staples presenting a trailer for their new logo at E3. * The history of Industrial Musicals. * Hiring video artists and composers to create massive lavish displays of brand awareness. * The documentary that Kevin Smith made about Prince just for Prince to watch and never release. * Making a funny video for mystery people to watch for mystery purposes. * The KFC VR training app. * Living close to Hamburger University. * Rerecording Prince's "1999" for every year up to 2999. * The circus ad that Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite was based on. * O Deathy Death. * Most Foul Vowel. * The Alfred Joyce Kilmer Memorial Bad Poetry Contest. * The headspace you get into as an artist when you try to make bad art. * A good example of a bad poem. * Birdemic's environmental message. * A clown photobombing your movie soundtrack.
The night before His crucifixion, the Savior washed His apostles' feet, taught them and administered the sacrament. He also prayed for them, saying, as recorded in John 17: “I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil. They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world…As thou hast sent me into the world, even so, have I also sent them into the world.” This episode of the Church News podcast features leaders of the Sandy Utah Willow Creek Stake talking about efforts to serve “in the world, but not of the world.” Stake President Joseph A. Staples, Stake Relief Society President Terri DeJohn and former Stake Young Women President Lisa Nielsen share how connecting to their neighbors through friendship, love, service and events has strengthened their neighborhoods and community, as well as their commitment to emulate the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. The Church News Podcast is a weekly podcast that invites listeners to make a journey of connection with members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints across the globe. Host Sarah Jane Weaver, reporter and editor for The Church News for a quarter-century, shares a unique view of the stories, events, and most important people who form this international faith. With each episode, listeners are asked to embark on a journey to learn from one another and ponder, “What do I know now?” because of the experience. Produced by KellieAnn Halvorsen.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
GUEST OVERVIEW: Mike Netter, Vice Chair of Rebuild California and KABC Radio Host is a veteran of distribution, sales and marketing. He has served in senior executive roles at Corporate Express and Staples, both multinational office products firms. He is now applying his business expertise to state politics to create a powerful team of volunteers and allied organizations to further the cause of conservatism in the State of California. Using the power of social media, Mike helped spearhead the effort to recall Gavin Newsom. Mike is also using his speaking skills to spread awareness to many groups throughout the State. He was educated at San Diego State University in Business and Computer Science.
Aaron Rogers is the SVP, Marketing at Staples US Retail, where he oversees all of the go to market strategy for the business. During his tenure at Staples, he has held various leadership positions within the merchandising and marketing departments including VP Go to Market Portfolio, VP Merchandising and Director of Promotional Planning and Strategy. […] The post Aaron Rogers With Staples US Retail appeared first on Business RadioX ®.
Aaron Rogers is the SVP, Marketing at Staples US Retail, where he oversees all of the go to market strategy for the business. During his tenure at Staples, he has held various leadership positions within the merchandising and marketing departments including VP Go to Market Portfolio, VP Merchandising and Director of Promotional Planning and Strategy. […]
The Boys dive into Beardown's Iconic Dinner with His Brothers, Bob's Appalling Screen Time Numbers, and the Top 5 Staples of New York! https://bit.ly/3jyUxPg Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thebrilliantlydumbshow/ Tik Tok: https://www.tiktok.com/@thebrilliantlydumbshow?lang=en Follow Bob: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brilliantlydumb/ Tik Tok: https://www.tiktok.com/@brilliantlydumb?lang=en
Erin talks about her first trip to LA and the USATF Los Angeles Grand Prix. She tried shot put for the first time with Chase Ealey and ran 800M with Bryce Hoppel. Erin's shorts review videos have gone crazy viral. Mike rants about a Staples employee. Beanie Baby's were supposed to make everyone rich. We read some unhinged 1 star reviews from a car wash in New Jersey. Construction workers make a kids day by filling up his toy truck with dirt. Consider leaving us a 5 star review on Apple Podcasts or Spotify! Follow us on social! https://www.instagram.com/nonmembersonly/ https://www.tiktok.com/@nonmembersonly https://twitter.com/NonMembersOnly Mike: https://www.tiktok.com/@scraptownusa Erin: https://firstname.lastname@example.org Erin Azar Podcast, mrsspacecadet podcast, nonmembers only, space cadet podcast, immrsspacecadet
Meet Liz Kislik, an accomplished management consultant and executive coach with an impressive track record. Her expertise has graced the pages of renowned publications such as Harvard Business Review and Forbes, establishing her as a trusted voice in the field. With her TEDx talk titled "Why There's So Much Conflict at Work and What You Can Do to Fix It" amassing over 450,000 views, her captivating insights have resonated with a wide audience. For three decades Liz has been dedicated to cultivating high-performing leaders and workforces. She has successfully tackled challenging issues for various organizations, including family-run businesses, national nonprofits, and Fortune 500 companies like American Express, Girl Scouts, Staples, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, and Highlights for Children. Liz's work has been recognized by publications such as the Wall Street Journal's Morning Download, the Washington Post, Business Insider, and Bloomberg Businessweek. Additionally, her articles have been featured in Harvard Business Press books, including the Guide to Motivating People, Dealing with Difficult People, and Guide to Power and Impact. She has also contributed to publications like Entrepreneur, the European Financial Review, and the Forward. Being a member of Marshall Goldsmith's 100 Coaches initiative, Liz is part of an elite group that brings together top coaches and thinkers. She has shared her knowledge as a faculty member at prestigious institutions such as Hofstra University and New York University. Liz's expertise has also made her a sought-after guest on numerous podcasts, where she continues to inspire listeners with her practical wisdom. LinkedIn | Twitter
Welcome to a beautiful Thursday in the Auto Industry, folks. Today we talk about another glitch in VinFast's US Launch. We also cover GM CFO's recent purchase of GM stock, as well as a new campaign by Staples that touts humans over AI. Vietnamese EV maker VinFast recalls its entire first US batch due to a safety risk. This decision follows the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's warning about a software error in the dashboard of 999 VinFast's VF 8 vehicles, potentially increasing crash risk. Software error in the dashboard display causes it to go blank while the vehicle is in motion700 of the 999 vehicles have yet to be deliveredThe company isn't aware of any incidents and an update is set to go out todayIn a move deemed 'unusual' by analysts, General Motors CFO Paul Jacobson has invested $1.01 million of his personal funds to buy 31,000 GM shares. The move seems to be an indication of Jacobson's confidence in GM's transition to electric vehicles, amid GM's market cap being lower than Ford's"I'm sure he finds the stock quite undervalued and he believes in GM's EV transformation," said David Whiston, auto analyst for Morningstar."Paul's stock purchases reflect his confidence in our ability to deliver both today and into the future as we grow our EV portfolio, and scale Cruise and other growth opportunities," said GM spokesman Jim Cain in an email to the Detroit Free Press.CEO Mary Barra has been in the role for 9 years and has only purchased $26k worth of GM stock by comparisonStaples has introduced a new campaign called "Business is Human" to showcase the irreplaceable value of human interactions in the age of growing AI reliance. The campaign highlights the unique roles and expertise of Staples staff, asserting that customer service is more than just an algorithmic exchange. The initiative aims to remind consumers that despite the digital evolution, Staples values personal connections, expert advice, and the human touch that builds customer trust and loyalty.The campaign presents its employees in various ‘human' situations like one employee sharing their personal "Workday Kickstart," expressing their preference for a good cappuccino, underscoring that "life is too short for bad coffee."Get the Daily Push Back email at https://www.asotu.com/ JOIN the conversation on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/company/asotu/ Read our most recent email at: https://www.asotu.com/media/push-back-email ASOTU Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/automotivestateoftheunion
Clean beauty is a complicated topic. This week, Laura shares what "clean beauty" really means, the benefits of switching to cleaner products, how to make the transition, and the tried-and-true products she can't live without. For more information, visit https://brightly.eco/blog/how-to-successfully-transition-into-a-clean-beauty-routine. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In today's podcast, we are thrilled to have Will Banthorpe, an exceptional coach from the UK specializing in Men's Artistic Gymnastics. Will is Head of MAG at Pipers Vale Gymnastics Club, GBR with 23 years of coaching experience.He is coach to several international gymnasts, coaching at multiple European and World Championships.Today he shares his expertise on a highly requested topic: high bar skills, specifically release moves and dismounts. Developing these skills safely and effectively, while also addressing the anxiety and fear associated with them, is crucial for young male gymnasts. We delve into valuable advice on safe development, skill progressions, and determining readiness for full-release moves or dismounts. These areas can be murky for young coaches, but with Will Banthorpe's vast experience in coaching high-level athletes, we have an incredible opportunity to learn from him.We discuss:Advice to coaches with high-level aspirations.Do coaches really hide their coaching secrets?The single most scary thing in gymnastics. Drills for flyaways.Difference between dismount taps versus release skill taps.Don't do drills for the sake of doing drills.How to identify suitable skills for individual gymnasts.Staples for physical and mental preparation for high bar release skills.And…What you should be doing with younger athletes now for success in the future.www.shiftmovementscience.com/2023shiftsymposium We appreciate you listening! To learn more about SHIFT, head here - https://shiftmovementscience.com/To learn about SHIFT's courses, check our website here - https://courses.shiftmovementscience.com/Also, please consider rating, reviewing, and sharing the podcast with your friends! Thanks :)Thanks for listening to The SHIFT Show!Check out SHIFT's most popular courses here! https://courses.shiftmovementscience.com/Want to join our online educational community of over 1000 gymnastics professionals and get 40+ hours of gymnastics lectures? Join The Hero Lab below!https://shiftmovementscience.com/theherolab/ Check out all our past podcast episodes here!https://shiftmovementscience.com/podcast/
On this episode of Beehive Eats, Irene shares her Disney Cruise culinary adventures, and Meg shares her adventures eating at the Lone Star patio. Irene describes her corn salad that wins hearts at every barbecue, and Meg describes an easy ratatouille. Then they share the kitchen staples they always have on hand — canned goods, aromatics, spices, proteins, and more. Check out the Top Chef Check In bonus episode here: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/hivemindhq/episodes/Bonus-Episode-Top-Chef-Check-In-e23te20 --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/hivemindhq/message
EP305 - Amazon and Shopify Q1 2023 earnings Amazon and Shopify both reported their Q1 2023 earnings last week. Amazon had a strong first quarter, slightly over-shadowed by it's slowing AWS growth. Shopify also had strong Q1 2023 earnings although it did not achieve profitability. Shopify also announced a second reduction of headcount and announced that they were selling all of the recently acquired logistic assets. Don't forget to like our facebook page, and if you enjoyed this episode please write us a review on itunes. Episode 305 of the Jason & Scot show was recorded on Thursday, May 4th 2023. http://jasonandscot.com Join your hosts Jason "Retailgeek" Goldberg, Chief Commerce Strategy Officer at Publicis, and Scot Wingo, CEO of GetSpiffy and Co-Founder of ChannelAdvisor as they discuss the latest news and trends in the world of e-commerce and digital shopper marketing. Transcript Jason: [0:23] Welcome to the Jason and Scot show, this is episode 305 being recorded on Thursday May 4th May the 4th be with you I'm your host Jason retailgeek Goldberg and as usual I'm here with your co-host Scot Wingo. Scot: [0:39] Hey Jason and welcome back Jason Scott showed listeners Happy Star Wars Day May the 4th be with you hope everyone had a great Star Wars Day Jason people can't see you but you are wearing your Jar Jar Binks cosplay. Jason: [0:53] I kind of assumed people just assume I'm always wearing that. Scot: [0:57] You should do the whole episode and jar jar speak well said Jason what's a new at the Amazon what. Jason: [1:10] I feel like people don't get the jar jar one I did I did do an act during covid-19 doing all this pitch theater online I did a pitch on Halloween in a Darth Vader mask. And we won the pitch so I feel like I should be doing costumes more. Scot: [1:28] Awesome you guys intimidate them and it's called the Darth Vader intimidation closed when you wear the Vader the Vader suit. Jason: [1:34] Exactly exactly and it had the voice changing thing and so it is. Scot: [1:38] Honest I find your lack of faith yeah there's a lot of death lot of lot of puts you can use in a pitch. Jason: [1:48] Yes unfortunately not a large enough chunk of the total addressable Market are Geeks. If you like is wrong I know how I got in this like funky like creative advertising world with all these I kept custody clients like I totally don't fit in. Scot: [2:09] Yeah been a misfit toy my whole life so sir not going to stop anytime soon embrace it Jason. Jason: [2:15] Yeah it was announced today that we won a big new client lvmh and so I like went on LinkedIn and joke that like it was largely thanks to my my stature is a luxury influencer. Scot: [2:29] Nice congrats your tick-tocks on luxury have one the death. Jason: [2:32] I know I know for a long time people were like why are you wasting your time with that and now they know. Scot: [2:38] Who will we have it's been a while since we dropped a pod because we both had spring breaks and then you've been traveling a bit so it's great to be back. Jason: [2:49] Yeah it's super fun to catch up with you and with the audience. I feel like the last show we did was right after shoptalk so I did get to see a bunch of folks and now you know it's a treat your season is starting to heat up so I have a bunch of upcoming trips so. If listeners are going to any of these shows make sure you make a point to catch up with me and you could see the jar jar costume. In person so I'm actually doing this show from. The famous Mayflower Hotel in Washington d.c. because I'm in town for the. Home and Commercial products Association I'm doing the keynote for their annual conference tomorrow morning. And then I'm going to sap Sapphire which is their big customer show in Orlando in on May 15th if you like. There's a fair amount of our listeners that go to that show and then to fun ones that are you know core Commerce shows after that we have Commerce next by our friends Scott Silverman is in New York in June so June 20th. And I'll be doing some fun stuff stuff on stage there and then in RFC you know has their kind of future looking executive digital Summit. [4:07] On the beach it Tara no in Rancho Palos Verdes it's called the inner F Nexus on July 10 and all both be giving a keynote and I will also be interviewing Kara Swisher so I feel like. I'm going to spend an hour just making fun of Scott Galloway with her. Scot: [4:25] Nice yeah that's good the dog dog is off the porch whoo. Jason: [4:30] Exactly I was thinking about like maybe bring a mask I've already you know I have audio collection of a lot of my favorite Scott Galloway predictions meaning which didn't come true. Scot: [4:43] Macy's Woodberry Amazon and apparel. Jason: [4:47] But I feel like this is. Scot: [4:48] Amazon to be Roadkill. Jason: [4:50] Like Freaky Friday like so like Cara is this like super famous interviewer and I am interviewing her and we're doing it at Tara know where she started code conference so it's very topsy-turvy. Scot: [5:03] Yeah yeah just bring red tears without her trademark thing. Jason: [5:07] I assume she just travels with one of her own yeah that Herman Miller red chair yeah. Scot: [5:09] BYO RC okay. Jason: [5:15] I actually think she's not with Vox anymore so I don't know you know she may be in withdrawn not she may have said said goodbye to the red chairs will have to ask her. Scot: [5:24] Look that's that's question number one. Jason: [5:26] Yeah but besides all of that we are just getting started on q1 earnings season and you know of course for most of our listeners one of the most important earnings calls happened last week. Scot: [5:39] Yeah it wouldn't be a Jason and Scot show if we didn't have some Amazon news. So on April 27th which was last Thursday when we're recording this Amazon had their earnings it was what Wall Street would call a clear beat meaning both top and the bottom line where a beat this is welcome news because Amazon's earnings have been kind of like not not mrs. but not amazing. [6:07] So revenues came in two percent above consensus which is a slight beat but what got Wall Street very excited was operating income came in 57 percent above and longtime listeners will know I usually cover the retail portion of Amazon and Jason covers the cloud or a WS part, we're going to mix it up because I read all the reports and what was most interesting right now in kind of the world of Internet stocks the whole world has been turned upside down by chat GPT which is put out by open AI Sam Altman startup who is partially owned and supported by Microsoft there and investor and the hole, infrastructure runs on Azure their cloud computing, platform this has been a huge win for Microsoft because it's enabled them to add a chat gbt like component to Bing. [7:02] And you know the buzz is that, search is dead a lot of people are even speculating maybe even apps will be dead you know maybe maybe you don't really need apps on a phone if you could just talk to your phone and say hey book me restaurant reservation as 6:30 at the one of these three restaurants why do you need a nap if an AI can go to that room so there's there's a lot of people in the Wall Street and Tech world are, I would say there's like this wall of worry around this new innovation and this is real so chat GPT was the fastest product to 100 million users what was it Jason like four weeks or something. [7:42] Like an egg yeah if you see a chart it's like this a vertical wall whereas like Facebook and some of those kinds of things were previous record holders for this and it took, you know years and so-so. Jason: [7:54] Two months to a billion or 4 months to a billion users. Scot: [7:58] Yeah so it's just this crazy adoption curve unlike anything we've ever seen before so you know there's, this was top of mind when this came out so the so while streets pretty obsessed with what's going on with the cloud also Amazon's Cloud division has been slowing their growth it was the you know the darling of the Amazon portfolio and now it's been slowing because as we head into this recessionary period, also another concern is we cover this a little bit last time but Silicon Valley Bank failed we've had all this kind of startup craziness and a lot of those startups use cloud computing and Amazon so, so that was what all eyes were on and you know what we saw was the growth did slow to 11 and a half percent which was less bad than what people were thinking so is kind of viewed as positive which is always one of these counter, Wall Street all about expectations not like the real absolute numbers but 11.5 percent growth is this is this part we've been covering this for for. [9:04] Years of this point five years and it's always growing north of 50% but this time it really slowed down and they're even projecting for next quarter or slow 2011 Amazon did Jesse did talk a lot about AI there they've talked about how they're going to do a lot of people the other problem with Chad gbt is it looks the prior to the prior a I think we all spend a lot of time with which was Alexa now feels wildly inferior because you're having these really robust conversations with chat gvt and Alexis can do like, yeah it's not really like at that level of conversational AI you can get some weather maybe play a song and a couple other little things add something it'll talk to you about do you want to reorder your dog food and yeah that's about it right so very, Barry and then you know that used to be cool and now in a world where we're chatty be teeing it feels inferior so Amazon like Google is a little bit on their heels from this and they basically came out and said we're going to do a lot around Alexa here and it will we're dedicated that being by far the best voice assistant, and we'll be adding chats ubt like capabilities but then for AWS they basically said look there's all these language models out there and we're going to be neutral will have all kinds of different flavors kind of thing so whatever you want we'll have. [10:30] And the one of the concerns is these large language models use a ton of gpus and those are expensive. Azure is adding a ton of workloads from this and their conference call they went so far as to say. It's like accelerated growth dramatically at Azure they're getting all these loads that they would have never seen before thanks to their relationship and, they're scaling up this gpus and so it kind of feels early and Aang's like maybe Microsoft has got like this. Bit of an advantage over both Google and they WS so, so you know it was interesting because I'm saying all that because what happened is they announced their up a little bit that day and then they announced and they were down and they've been kind of sideways since then so and what was clear be quarter with AWS not as bad as you would think it would be you had the numbers would say oh the stock should go up 5 to 10% but they didn't because I don't think everyone really liked, body language around you know what's going on chat gbt and Amazon's response. [11:40] So that was a that was a long part but that was I thought it was kind of interesting. The whole world and like the last yeah six months has been turned upside down by this and it's always an option or that always gets my attention because this is where unique opportunities are created for disruption and all kinds of what happens is when my favorite books is the innovators dilemma when something new like this comes along, people that were previously the leaders have a really hard time adapting to it because they get baked into their business model so for example to pick on Google it's very hard for them to offer a chat interface on the core Google search because, every pixel of core Google search is like so highly optimized and them hitting their numbers relies on that that real estate. [12:28] Basically not changing that to change that real estate and experiment with something that is expensive and not monetized is. Almost impossible you know it's it will certainly make them lose mountains of Revenue and even worse on ibadah, so it's really kind of fascinating to Think Through the strategy here of what's everyone going to do and how do they adapt to this new world and to some extent Amazon not as bad as Google I would argue but that Amazon is a little bit of a in a pickle. Um it got even so bad also around the same time Jeff Bezos was at Coachella and he was just out there dancing and wearing this kind of fun butterfly shirt and everyone's kind of like you know it almost felt like fiddling while Rome burned so a lot of people are like and then you know so Disney's CEO has come back and a lot of people are projecting that maybe we'll see a day where like a Larry Page comes back to Google and a Bezos comes back to Amazon to it's going to be interesting to see what happens this next next three to six months are gonna be really fun to watch in the world of large trillion-dollar internet companies to see what's going down. Jason: [13:39] Oh for sure and I keep saying this but we're going to have to do another. Deep dive on AI and chechi because there are so many it's changing so, fast and there's this whole like shift from keywords to prompts and you know like all of you know Google's intrinsic strengths are suddenly becoming weaknesses there's this interesting battle, um between like these AI capabilities as destinations versus these AI capabilities as. Sort of infrastructure that that you add to any destination right and so you know the interesting thing about Chad gbt you can license the. The GPT for engine and build it in your own apps or your own website but 1.2 billion consumers a month, are going to chat. Open a i.com so that's now a destination on the web that's bigger than Bing. [14:40] Like move more people last month went to their website opening eyes website then went to Bing and that's a, Game Changer I get it's feels like a huge missed opportunity side note that there's not ads on that website yet I'm sure I'm sure that that that is coming in Italy but so there are all these like super interesting changes. I kind of feel like even if all that wasn't playing out like just the the fact that AWS is decelerating a little bit. [15:10] Would be the news from this earning thing and it's what everyone's talking about and it's almost a shame because it's kind of masking what otherwise like is a pretty remarkable quarter compared to like what most of their peers are likely to do. Scot: [15:25] Yeah yeah walk us through some of the highlights that you saw in the non aw site. Jason: [15:30] Well so the first thing if you look at North American gmv it grew 13% in q1 so that that is a deceleration from, their Q4 growth but like to put that in comparison. Us retail sales grew four percent in the first quarter so so you know this is kind of back to pre-pandemic levels where Amazon's growing. Despite being you know the largest or second largest retailer in the US depending on how you count growing quite a bit of water faster than the industry, you don't normally we would we compare Amazon's growth to all retailers growth but also to all of e-commerce has growth, so the US Department of Commerce comes out with their Q2 growth numbers in a couple weeks so May 18th I think if you want to mark your calendars will do a show and talk about that but. Just kind of interpreting the data and extrapolating. [16:31] U.s. e-commerce and q1's likely to grow about 10% which is kind of a recovery for e-commerce but still, that means Amazon the largest e-commerce player out there is growing faster than the industry as a whole which is. You know typical for Amazon but you know not very typical in the rest of the world so the retail story was, was really strong and it was driven almost exclusively by your favorite part of the retail Echo System the marketplace right it was almost all. [17:00] 3p sales which I want to say grew 16 percent. Or fifteen percent for the quarter so so 3p continues to be a super important part, and you know I always like to talk about the ad business ads were up 21% which is a, a deceleration of the ads business as well just like AWS but a couple interesting things, there's a ton of headwinds, for traditional dip digital ads right now as the economy is getting a little more challenging you know a lot of brands are cutting back on their spinned because the privacy issues they're cutting back on a lot of the traditional digital channels, um so you look at like metas ad business in q1 it grew three percent Google's ad business grew to percent. [17:55] Pinterest was the leader of those kind of traditional platforms their ad business grew five percent, and Amazon which is has a bigger ad business than Pinterest Amazon grew 21% so that that growth you know continues to be remarkable, um I did a quick back of the napkin estimate and I, I know AWS generated about 5 billion dollars in earn income for the quarter the ad unit probably generated 7.1 billion dollars in earning come for the quarter so quite a bit more, profit to the bottom line coming from that ad business then coming from from AWS, and then you know Amazon you know as they always do they kind of pepper and some favorable stats so they talked about how. They they had 26 million customers for same-day delivery in q1 which is fifty percent growth year over year so you know you. You kind of you've seen a lot of other retailers that as the economy has gotten kind of tough they've kind of. [18:58] Ratcheted back their service level a little bit like you're seeing a lot of people starting to charge more for returns you're starting to see delivery promises get stretched out a little bit and you know Amazon is kind of. Adjusting their returns policy as well but like they're they're all in on that fast same day delivery. And it seems like consumers are continuing to embrace that. Um there's this kind of big strategic shift that they talked about Scott that I know you've been falling which is kind of the shift from a national fulfillment model to a regional fulfillment model. And this is all about getting more efficiency so the idea is you know in the old model you placed an order and you know they ship from whatever Warehouse fulfillment center had the goods in stock so often that. Are shipping things from pretty far away, and mold you know in a you know your your multicart order could have Goods coming from a lot of different fulfillment centers and you know this quarter the focus is really on redesigning the whole fulfillment center to optimize. [20:06] How many trips they have to make to your house and how many, how much of the goods can all come from the same fulfillment center so there's a laser focus on kind of getting the inventory in each fulfillment center right for the market that it's serving, um and the you know in their investor call the CFO was talking about how like they're starting to they're already starting to unlock. Um significant improvements in their operating margins as a result of cutting down on the amount of trips in order to serve the same amount of gmv and they think there's a lot of Headroom to continue improving math if you've been following that kind of, Regional shift it almost feels like the Reinventing the you know kind of against innovators dilemma they're Reinventing their whole fulfillment model despite the fact that they have the. The world's largest fulfillment model. Scot: [21:00] Yeah yeah I think this is really interesting and in some ways maybe the go Puffs the world kind of showed him how to do this ironically enough and you know and this surge of same-day delivery I think they're having. I think you know in the early days the same day delivery I remember Sebastian going ham he was SVP saying yes he was at our conference and he said something like we just put out there to see and we were surprised by how many people use it and then you know they had data that indicated this is like five years ago that it was addictive because you. [21:37] We have forget which of us going this is your zero friction addiction so once you have one of these low-friction experiences you're like yeah yeah you know of course I would like it yeah, I'm running this morning all like it the same day but that's making them for deploying a lot more of the product to be able to satisfy that demand but they have the data to do it the key is it's a you know there's, there's this you know something like 300 million skus out there in the cloud that you can buy a small portion of those percentage-wise large sales wise is in the network of FCS and then the system learned what to, put at the edge near you and that same day thing there's a set of skus and it's probably down to 10,000 at that point, that they know those are the most frequently Asked seemed a things it's going to be things like toilet replenishable toiletries, dog food for me all those types personal items Healthcare Beauty and you know it's not the it's not the Xbox or something that can kind of weight well I guess some of that could be but you know there's plenty of stuff people are happy to wait for so, that that edge Network allows them to Ford deploy 5 to 10,000 excuse and get them to you really fast. Jason: [22:56] Yeah and I think what's interesting is that it turns out that the. The those skews that are needed for same-day delivery in Raleigh are not the same as the skills that are needed in Chicago and AI is really helping them sort of optimize. Those fulfillment centers and the numbers are actually a little bigger than your you're saying there are now like 300,000 same day skus in the system and in some markets there they have over 100,000 skus available for same-day so it y you know there. [23:26] They're kind of expanding from the head in skews to you know at least the chunky middle scuze. On that same day delivery and it and it seems like that's continuing to work for them. I just think it's you know again a lot of people that had you know the huge infrastructure lead the Amazon had him fulfillment centers you know would. But I find it hard to disrupt that model and pivot to a new model and it seems like you know Tim zones credit they're they're not afraid to disrupt themselves and it feels like that's kind of what they're doing here. And it seems like it least pull narrowly it's working you know they're also. Over the covid time there have been some capacity constraints and they rolled out a lot of technology to help help third-party sellers better manage their own. Capacity and you know I'm hearing from third-party sellers that that is going better that they have you know are better able. [24:29] Predict the cost and the capacity that will be available for them and they're not getting as many unpleasant surprises as they as they kind of had had in the past of that that stuff is all interesting, I also think Amazon's big enough that they're they're you know kind of a. A good surrogate for for the actual consumer economies at this point and so is interesting you know they talked about the Americans can consumer and you know the North America was where a lot of Amazon's growth was. Um They they had a statement that they're continuing to see the US consumer is being conscious that she's definitely moderated her spending on discretionary categories, she's trading down to more value oriented eizan's. [25:16] You know there continues to be healthy demand for Staples and you know I think we heard similar things from other big retailers like Wal-Mart and Target so that kind of felt in line but what was interesting was Europe. The growth is much slower but it was a significantly higher beat versus expectations than North America was and they had kind of an interesting editorial on Europe they said that, European demand while cautious came in better than expected, we see customer confidence increasing with inflation tickling down in the EU and that's kind of at odds with a bunch of other retailers that that are competing in Europe that are still you know kind of talking about, the consumer Demand Being really repressed in Europe and the European consumer really struggling due to even higher inflation then then what consumers are experiencing here in North America so, um it either sounds like Amazon's having a better go of it than a lot of other retailers in Europe, or Amazon is being the first one to sort of see the economy turning a little more favorable in Europe so. I kind of found that interesting. [26:42] Yeah well again you know the. Historically like Europe is smaller than North America for Amazon but it you know because it's smaller it was growing faster but you know there have been more. Challenges supply chain disruptions there's more uncertainty in a lot of the European economies and so you know it's like for global companies I'm particularly brands that do business everywhere. Um that European softness has been a challenge the one outlier of all that is luxury so it does feel. Like kind of a bifurcated economy that like luxury can you know is actually kind of bounce back in Europe and is continuing to do pretty pretty well worldwide while. High inflation is hurting a lot more of the kind of staple Industries a lot more. Scot: [27:35] Having Survived the Great Recession of 08 and 09 at Chow buzzer the weird thing about the data was the luxury segment accelerated you have to have the the wealthy folks do find during economic downturns turns out. Jason: [27:50] Yeah this was a weird one in that like that's for that was for sure true where the demand was shifted in unusual ways because often you have a lot of. Really wealthy consumers are also tend to be really mobile consumer so you have, historical you'd have a lot of really wealthy people from China that would go to France and buy a lot of luxury goods and in covid of course nobody was going anywhere so there was this huge, spike in luxury goods in China so like the overall worldwide demand for luxury was very high but there were these weird mismatches where the demand was not coming from the markets that it typically came from and now it feels like it's. Reverting more it's starting to revert to more traditional. [28:37] So there was a another interesting earnings call this morning. Scot: [28:41] Yeah so Shopify came out with their earnings and they've had just kind of set the stage. In the during covid they were Off to the Races and they've had a really hard time in the last year kind of in that post covid era as they invested so much and then covid the e-commerce growth reverted to the mean as you've been, so good at pointing out and they thought it would just continue up into the right and so they did about a ten percent reduction in force I think is a year ago maybe a little longer, and so then this morning they came out and they beat Lowered Expectations to put this in perspective of their growth has slowed to 25% and they were consistently growing well north of 50% so they're they're definitely, this was good for a while there were kind of Contracting but now at least they're back to growth they are losing money but they should get back to profitability here in a quarter or two but the big surprise was you know if you recall they were going to take on Amazon and they started really building out some fulfillment and they bought a couple companies to do that and started building out this whole infrastructure called Shopify fulfillment Network or sfm. [30:00] So they announced on the call today that they're just basically abandoning that whole strategy and the assets they previously bought an aggregate for over two billion dollars they sold to a company called Flex port for a billion so that had to hurt so basically a billion dollar loss on the strategy and they basically said you know the future is AI and that's where we're going to put our effort, and then when they sell this unit there also some people go with that but they're also announced they're doing at 23% that would include some of those people it's not it's not entirely clear. [30:36] How many will be core Shopify versus the people leaving with the sfn I think it's. Relatively small you know I don't think that's happened was like this huge. People operation like you have an Amazon anyway so they're going to reduce headcount by 11,000 people 29k so from 11,000 29k, so about 23% reduction these things are always kind of. [31:06] Little tricky emotionally because you feel for those people that are losing their jobs and found out this morning that's going to be no fun, but then Wall Street loves a good reduction for us because that means more profits oh, the stock this is a huge win for the stock because Wall Street has hated hated hated this idea if you take this super high margin software business and you layer in a super low margin fulfillment business, so you know Wall Street this is part of the innovators dilemma, once you've baked your margins in at 85% or whatever you can't then go to Wall Street and say we're going to bring that down 15% 270 because we're going to be fulfillment and that's a, yeah 30% margin business your blend that in with our 85 you get us to 70 or whatever it is, so so Wall Street was very happy to see them abandoned us, it does raise the question one of the reasons they got in this is you and I talked a lot about Shopify versus Amazon and you know the same time. Amazon is raising the bar on e-commerce we just talked about this two same day, Shopify was going to arm the rebels so that they could at least keep up with two day now they're abandoning that you know there's gonna continue to be, yeah this could be a big moment in history where Shopify messes up and you know. [32:29] What's a I going to solve if you have this great product recommendation or something that doesn't show up for five days in Amazon eats the Shopify Merchants lunch because they just are better at Logistics so this is this is a big decision throwing in the towel and it's going to be interesting to see, if this is wise or not I obviously lean towards I don't think this is going to be a great in decision for him. Jason: [32:57] Yeah it is tricky. The you know I would also mention there's this so I you know scary service from Amazon looming on the Shopify Horizon that it's not clear Shopify his really declared what they want they're going to do with yet which is the. The by with prime service which is you know in in effect to use that really solid Amazon Fulfillment Network even when you sell stuff on Shopify. And so you know maybe they're they're dumping on the Shopify fulfillment Network stuff in there just gonna see the Fulfillment Amazon we'll have to see. Um I do I've decided to correct one thing you said like Shopify is huge on talking about e-commerce regress to the mean. That's actually not true right get when they talk about that they're talking about the ratio of e-commerce sales to retail sales and it's partly true for that. That you know we kind of went from 14 or 15 percent of all sales being online to 17 or 18 percent and we bounced back down to 15%. Um you know that that shape varied while we you know depending on the category so image digitally immature categories like Grocery and Automotive had kind of a permanent Spike whereas, like apparel you know had kind of a temporary bump. [34:23] In absolute dollars e-commerce is way bigger than before the pandemic e-commerce is 90% up from from 2019 and so when when they kind of use that. As an excuse for the layoffs I would say like don't buy it right like that. [34:41] There's a lot more demand for digital Goods than there were in 2019 and Shopify isn't laying people off because that demand has receded like throwing people off because they haven't perfectly figured out what the right business model is and from my standpoint. They're still a little dyslexic on who they're even trying to serve they still have all this language around you know serving the small Independent Business the mom-and-pop and arming the rebels and all that but like you know when you listen all the success stories in their earnings calls. It's it's Staples it's why it's it's you know it's it's bigger or midsize specialty retailers that are moving to the platform, it's not the rebels I, Kendall Jackson and Kendall Jenner and Staples are not the rebels and so I don't know like I think they like that that narrative but like I'm not sure they've come a perfectly aligned their product offering to the. The companies that are like driving the bulk of their gmv growth and when they you know do focus on the long tail Mom and Pops. It really makes that gmv number kind of office gated because there's so much churn over there right and they go or gmv went up 25%. Was that because like all your customers are thriving and they're all growing or is it because you just added way more companies that will have a nine-month mortality rate than you then you did the quarter before. [36:09] So I think it's like I definitely like there's a lot of strong, sort of advantages and and experiences still in the Shopify ecosystem and. Feel like shot pay is getting some traction the shop app has got a lot more traction than I originally predicted and now there are some legitimate. Marketplace features in there there's a lots of things going for them I certainly would not write them off but I do think. Like in the next couple of quarters we need to see some more clarity about like what they want to be and where their growth is really going to come. Scot: [36:46] Yeah yeah it's going to be we'll be tracking it closely on the show as we have them so it's going to be interesting to see I don't think either of us had this in our predictions though sadly. Jason: [36:57] Yeah no I mean I was definitely caught by I never thought this Acquisitions made sense but I certainly thought that you know they would hold on to him longer so I don't know I guess if you're an investor like. Like once you realize it was the wrong decision like there's probably something good about like cutting bait quickly instead of trying to. Drag it around drag it out longer just because you you don't want to own up to the mistake. So anyway that feels like a pretty good recap of the two big earnings there's a you know a bunch of the traditional retailers will be record reporting over the next four weeks and of course we'll have US Department of Commerce data, including q1 e-commerce. Later this month so lots of reasons to have another new show and I still do think we got to get that. That large language Model A I show on the on the books. Scot: [37:52] Yeah yeah we will we're through our vacation period and we should have some time to lay that down and Jason you've got a keynote tomorrow and you got some slides to work on buddy so we're going to make this a short one in the pantheon of Jason and Scot show lengthy episodes. Jason: [38:09] Yeah yeah we'll give it a few minutes back to our listeners and I will go write a keynote for tomorrow. Scot: [38:15] Awesome it's always good when you're up against deadlines so you're going to crush it. Jason: [38:20] I feel like the one thing I have going for me is the present the content will be very Timely. Scot: [38:26] Good yep fresh like. Jason: [38:30] Awesome Scott thinks every very much everyone for listening as always enjoyed the show we sure would love it if you jump on iTunes and give us that five star review and until next time happy commercing!