From April 16, 2019: Since November, Lawfare Contributor Michelle Melton has run a series on our website about Climate Change and National Security, examining the implication of the threat as well as U.S. and international responses to climate change. Melton is a student a Harvard Law school. Prior to that she was an associate fellow in the Energy and National Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, where she focused on climate policy.She and Benjamin Wittes sat down last week to discuss the series. They talked about why we should think about climate change as a national security threat, the challenges of viewing climate change through this paradigm, the long-standing relationship between climate change and the U.S. national security apparatus, and how climate change may affect global migration.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/lawfare. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
In a surprise move, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has announced that he will be making his 2024 presidential ambitions known in a live Twitter event with Elon Musk. Stu Burguiere has the latest on the developing campaign and breaks down all of the potential 2024 GOP candidates the governor will find himself up against. Then Glenn Beck drops in to the program to reveal how leftist elites are stealing our American dream away from us. And renowned scholar of African-American history Joy Behar has some advice on being black for Tim Scott and Clarence Thomas. How generous of her! TODAY'S SPONSORS: JASE MEDICAL Go to http://www.JaseMedical.com and enter code “STU” at checkout for a discount on your order REAL ESTATE AGENTS I TRUST For more information, please visit http://www.RealEstateAgentsITrust.com GRIP6 BELTS Please visit http://www.Grip6.com/STU and use the promo code 'STU' to save 15% Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Cydni Tetro is a nationally renowned technology leader, record-breaking fundraiser, and consumer visionary. She has extensive experience founding and scaling businesses, creating technology innovations, building and launching products, and trailblazing paths for women in tech. Here's what you're going to learn from Cydni Tetro: How to leverage effective storytelling to craft a compelling brand narrative. How to cultivate what Cydni terms as a "Deal Sense" to close more deals. How to recognize when it's time to take a step back and hand over the reins to a dynamic CEO. How Cydni and her team boosted revenues by an astonishing 7000% within a year. How to strategize for customer acquisition, especially when working from zero to a very low budget. How to consider pricing as an entrepreneur, ensuring competitiveness while keeping your unit economics viable. How to approach and persuade investors about the potential and profitability of your business. Get 5-Min Growth Playbooks Weekly HERE Explore Membership HERE
In Ep. 564, Nick and I discuss the EC approving Microsoft's acquisition, Disney+ experiencing significant subscriber losses, DC Comics' ‘Dawn of DC' TV spot, and more! Full Topics: The European Commission approves Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard, bringing the deal closer to completion. Vin Diesel hints that the latest Fast & Furious movie, Fast X, might be the start of a trilogy. Disney announces a price increase for the ad-supported tier of Disney+ during their latest earnings call. Disney plans to incorporate Hulu programming into Disney+ by the end of the year and is considering acquiring Comcast's stake in Hulu. Disney+ experiences significant subscriber losses, primarily in Disney+ Hotstar in India. Disney plans to remove certain streaming content from Disney Plus, resulting in an impairment charge of approximately $1.5 to $1.8 billion. DC Comics advertises their year-long comic book initiative, 'Dawn of DC,' with a national TV trailer aired during All Elite Wrestling: Dynamite on TBS. FOLLOW/SUPPORT NICK JAMES: @budbrosuperhero (Twitter) @buds_bros_and_superheroes (Instagram) YT Channel (YouTube) @BudsBrosSuperheroes (Linktree) As always, we appreciate your constructive Feedback, Suggestions, and Questions. You can also leave us an audio question on SpeakPipe. We are grateful for your ongoing love and support. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the show! Daniel Podcast Awards 2019 || Games & Hobbies (Winner) Podcast Awards 2017 - 2018, 2020 - 2022 || Games & Hobbies (Nominated) Official Site FOLLOW US: - Twitter | @ReasonsImBroke and @TRIBPod - Instagram- Pinterest- Tumblr - Discord Lounge - YouTube Channel SUBSCRIBE:Apple Podcasts / Spotify / Google Podcasts / Stitcher / iHeartRadio / TuneIn / Overcast SUPPORT THE POD: Getting $1's worth of entertainment and information each month? Support us on Patreon or visit our TeePublic storefront! SPREAD THE WORD: If you're enjoying the show, please head over to iTunes and leave us a rating and a review! Each one helps new Brokettes discover the podcast. Contribute to the Hero Initiative to offer assistance to comic creators facing difficulties. Show your support for the AFSP's efforts by donating to the Autumn Snyder Tribute Fund. CREDITS: Opening/Closing Jingles - Alex Scott Show Logo By - Opanaldiova
In A Vacuum (A Peter Overzet Pod)
Pete fires off two more Best Ball Mania IV drafts on Underdog Fantasy, including an elite QB team and a Zero RB squad. He also spills coffee and everyone witnesses the rise and fall of user, EDGARVEY. Strategic topics discussed: understanding how elite onesie detours dictate your structure, candidates for this year's Josh Jacobs, Week 17 optimization, why it's okay to handcuff your RBs sometimes, and the differences between game theory optimal play and exploitative play. Watch stream on Youtube. ☕ Become a "Best Ball Value Hound" Youtube member to unlock #☕bestball-breakfast channel in the Deposit Kingdom Discord
Jared, Vanessa and Adam are joined by Steve Maike, Chief Pharmacy Officer for Remedy Analytics (part of the Brown & Brown team), and Alan Pannier, Vice President of Strategy with SmithRx. The team leads a discussion around strategies and best practices for employers to help confront the rising costs of pharmaceuticals for employers. Pharmacy cost increases are projected to be 9.8% with specialty drugs leading that trend, up almost 13.5% in 2023. The team covers strategies from highlighting biosimilars, gene therapy, navigational resources and recent legislation directly impacting employers on their pharmacy plans. Connect with the hosts: Jared Bowcutt Vanessa Longnecker Adam Compton
"Strategic buyers tend to buy businesses for more than financial buyers do." Today, join Alex (@AlexHormozi) as he guests on Don't Be Sour to talk about his background in building and investing in businesses, the importance of understanding a company's value, the risks associated with investing in a brand, and the variables that go into valuing a business. He also emphasizes the need for multiple sources of acquisition and unique mechanisms to give competitive advantages. This is part 1 of the interview.Welcome to The Game Podcast where we talk about how to get more customers, make more profit per customer, and keep them longer, and the many failures and lessons we have learned along the way to $100M in sales. We've got roll-up-your-sleeves kind of hustle with a little bit of cleverness and a lot of heart. Check out the episode on Don't Be Sour's YouTube Channel!Timestamps:(6:07) - Acquisition.com and minority investments(17:36) - Raising money in business(24:10) - Acquisition and building a personal brand(30:24) - Content creation and online fame(39:13) - The issues with alternative education(45:03) - The value of accountability in businessFollow Alex Hormozi's Socials:LinkedIn | Instagram | Facebook | YouTube | Twitter | Acquisition
Wantrepreneur to Entrepreneur | Start and Grow Your Own Business
Adam Struss is a Pennsylvania life insurance agent and founder of Struss Consulting. He has worked at a director level in three successful start-up laboratories. These experience gave him insight into some of the common financial hardships business owners run into. Adam believes in creating valuable partnerships and developing unique solutions for businesses of all sizes. He helps entrepreneurs and people succeed through his profit recovery services that uncover tax credits and advantages for business owners as well as his approach and strategies for long-term financial planning, including investment vehicles, retirement planning, and life insurance.Visit Adam's business website at StrussConsulting.com
Episode 3 of the CPO Rising Podcast Series sees Products That Count CPO Renée Niemi hosting Brex CPO Karandeep Anand. A seasoned tech executive, Anand discusses his transition from large firms like Microsoft and Meta to Brex, a dynamic financial services company that has evolved into a mid-market enterprise SaaS provider. Anand offers insights into the strategic pivots Brex had to undertake amid financial uncertainties, placing an emphasis on core value, strategic focus, and talent acquisition. He shares their journey of creating an enterprise workflow for expense management, serving corporations such as DoorDash and Coinbase, and the role of their cultural values in accelerating development. With a keen focus on 'responsible growth', transparency, and customer-centric decisions, Anand sheds light on Brex's approach to mergers and acquisitions, their lessons learned, and his philosophy on what makes a great product leader. Tune in for a thoughtful discourse on navigating financial uncertainties, fostering a nimble corporate culture, and driving responsible growth.
I doubled my sales with this culture shift...Content Empire has been re-branded to Wealthy Creator! Are you an entrepreneur who wants to build their personal brand on social media? Go to https://wealthycreator.ioAre you living The Wealthy Way? Take my free quiz with the link below and get FREE access to my new course “Business Builder Academy” where I go over all the fundamentals of building a 7-figure business. https://www.wealthyway.com/______________________________________________________Here's how my businesses can help you:Want to be coached by me on real estate investing? Apply at http://www.wealthyinvestor.com/case-study/ytLooking to grow in your faith and business? Join the premiere community for Christian entrepreneurs and business people. Develop your leadership, discipleship, and your faith at https://wealthykingdom.com/Want to utilize a full service social media agency? At Pineda Media, we film, edit, post, and personally coach you to create top level content and build your personal brand. Apply now! https://www.pinedamedia.com/Want to partner with me to supercharge your business? Apply at https://www.pinedapartners.com/You can invest in my real estate deals! Go to https://pinedacapital.comNeed tax and accounting help? Contact my CPA Firm! https://TrueBooksCPA.com/For a free consultation with my team go to https://RyanPineda.com______________________________________________________My other social media channels:Subscribe to my real estate only channel "Wealthy Investor" https://www.youtube.com/c/futureflipper1Follow me on Social Media: https://www.instagram.com/ryanpinedahttps://www.tiktok.com/@ryanpinedahttps://www.twitter.com/ryanpineda______________________________________________________To grow your business, you need to master these areas - 1. Marketing2. Sales3. OperationsToday, my team and I discussed my marketing and sales process while launching Wealthy Creator. This company made six-figures in one day! Even with it's initial success, the marketing and sales still needed changes to reach the full potential.
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The year is 2026, and China has just launched an invasion of Taiwan. What happens next was the subject of a comprehensive non-classified War Game simulation lead by the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Our guest, Mark Cancian, is a retired Marine Colonel and senior advisor at CSIS and one of the lead conveners of this War Game. We kick off discussing how the War Game was designed before having a longer conversation about the outcomes it predicted. This includes death tolls, the role of Japan and whether or not the US and Chinese homeland are attacked. I'll cut to the chase: after 24 iterations, the most probable outcome was the defeat of a Chinese invasion of Taiwan, but at a staggeringly high cost to Taiwan and the United States.
With the state of the world, conflicts, extreme weather, gun violence, forest fires, etc. it can be hard to look into the future and imagine it all turning out okay. Do we have the tools to build a brighter future?Listen in as I talk with Kate O'Neill, a tech humanist, and author of A Future So Bright to discuss strategic optimism, artificial intelligence, the future of jobs and how to prepare for an increasingly tech-driven future with her signature strategic optimism.Drink of the week….The Future FreezeIf you liked what you heard today, please leave a review and subscribe to the podcast. Also, please remember to share the podcast to help it reach a larger audience.Click to BUY MY BOOK!CLICK TO DOWNLOAD CHAPTER ONE AUDIO FREEClick to BOOK ME AS A SPEAKERClick to SIGN UP FOR MY NEWSLETTERJulie Brown: WebsiteInstagramLinkedInYoutubeKate O'NeilWebsiteFacebookLinkedIn
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The National Security Hour with Edward Haugland – This episode is part of a series of critical ongoing discussions between Dr. Yan and myself on Cognitive War. You'll get critical insights, and a deeper understanding of the importance cognitive war plays in today's world – as I engage with her on “The Voice of Dr. Yan” and here on "The National Security Hour" – both programs...
The Dentalpreneur Podcast w/ Dr. Mark Costes
Welcome back to the Dentalpreneur Podcast for the second part of the captivating interview between Dr. Mark Costes and Dr. Richard Low of Shared Practices. In this episode, they continue their discussion on investments and dive deeper into topics such as which investment type provides the highest return and offers the most passive results. Dr. Low shares his insights on multi-practice ownership as an effective investment vehicle and explores the concept of the "Zone of Death" for scaling up to 3-7 practices. Additionally, they explore the importance of building businesses adjacent to your primary practice and highlight the distinction between running a business for cash flow purposes versus EBITDA and equity. This episode is filled with valuable information for dentists seeking to expand their investment ventures and achieve financial success. If you haven't already, make sure to listen to Part 1 of this insightful interview with Dr. Richard Low. And now, be sure to tune in to Part 2 to gain a deeper understanding of different investment strategies and uncover the keys to building a thriving and profitable dental practice. Don't miss out - listen to Part 1 & 2 now! EPISODE RESOURCES https://www.sharedpractices.com/podcasts/shared-practices https://www.truedentalsuccess.com Dental Success Network Subscribe to The Dentalpreneur Podcast
In this episode, Sue MacArthur, a seasoned expert in strategic talent management, discusses the critical issues of employee retention, team renewal, and leadership development in today's job market. Sue dives into how employer branding and corporate culture play a significant role in keeping quality employees engaged and attracted to their jobs.Key Topics Discussed:It's crucial to prioritize fostering a strong organizational culture and providing a positive experience for job candidates.One way to retain employees and avoid exit interviews is through the practice of conducting "Stay Interviews."To maintain employee engagement, it is essential to communicate small victories and positive aspects of the job.There is a disparity between what leaders believe they are offering and what employees perceive they have access to.In light of 'The Great Resignation', it's important for employers to adjust their hiring strategies to better accommodate the changing job market.Learn how to avoid common hiring mistakes made by employers during the recruitment process.Strategic talent management is crucial for businesses to attract, nurture, and keep exceptional employees.Succession planning is an essential aspect of family businesses.Sue's company, Strategic Talent Management, is characterized by a strong ethos of building lasting relationships with clients.Remember to subscribe to our podcast so you can receive notifications about new episodes! If you found this episode helpful, kindly share it with your colleagues and participate in the discussions on our social media channels. Let's continue the conversation about retaining employees and building strong teams in today's dynamic job market. Always bear in mind that your employees are your most valuable resource!
Today we're chatting with Ben Finch about how to understand your own business rhythm. Ben shares how his love of music has helped him understand & teach wedding photographers to run a healthy and profitable photography business. Before we he was a wedding photographer, he received his PhD in Strategic and Organizational Leadership and was later hired by a consulting firm to teach medical professionals how to run healthy businesses. Soon after, he realized he could be doing this for his own business, and the Business Rhythm was born. A little bit about Ben, he is a Destination Wedding, Commercial, and Editorial Photographer at Finch Photo and the CEO of Finch Creative Education. Ben is a sought-after photographer, all the while using his learned business strategies to maintain a healthy and lucrative photography career. Visit Website: finchphoto.comInstagram: www.instagram.com/benfinchLove the podcast? Please leave a 5 ⭐️ review on Apple Podcasts.Want to learn how to curate and submit weddings on your own? Join our Monthly Membership Submission Support. Our Investment Guide Template for Wedding Photographers is available in our online shop.Need help submitting your wedding to publications? We offer 1:1 and Done for You Wedding Curations + Submission Services - click here to book your spot today!Get our Wedding Submissions E-Mail Templates to help make your next online or print submission easier!Stay Connected:Follow @teawithjaine & @jainekershner on InstagramWe are looking for Sponsors just like you! Visit Our Website to Apply: www.teawithjaine.com
The Dentalpreneur Podcast w/ Dr. Mark Costes
On today's episode of the Dentalpreneur Podcast, join Dr. Mark Costes as he sits down with the insightful Dr. Richard Low of Shared Practices for an engaging discussion on investing in multiple practice ownership. In this first part of the interview, they explore various business opportunities and delve into the concept of owning a dental practice as a primary investment with the highest return. Dr. Low emphasizes the importance of prioritizing the payment of unsecured high-interest debt and discusses the significance of velocity and volatility in different investments. This episode is packed with valuable insights for dentists looking to expand their investment portfolio and maximize their financial returns. If you're eager to learn more about investing in multiple practice ownership and uncover valuable strategies for maximizing financial returns, be sure to tune in to Part 2 of this captivating interview with Dr. Richard Low. Gain a deeper understanding of different investment types and discover the secrets to building a successful and profitable dental practice. Don't miss out - listen to Part 2 tomorrow! EPISODE RESOURCES https://www.sharedpractices.com/podcasts/shared-practices https://www.truedentalsuccess.com Dental Success Network Subscribe to The Dentalpreneur Podcast
It's not easy to chart a course from where you are to a place you've never been to before. But that's exactly what many wedding pros who own their own business do. Unfortunately, many of you end up in the wrong destination because you got started in the wrong direction to begin with. In this episode of Own Your Business, I talk about: - Why it's so hard to create a solid strategy - 5 big mistakes I see others make when creating a path for their business - How to give yourself the best chance for successful future strategy You'll hear me mention our Shift Retreat a few times in the conversation. If you're interested in attending or learning more, check out our version of an annual planning workshop meets luxury vacation at www.shiftbusinessretreat.com. Enjoy the episode. I know you're going to learn a lot!
Jenn Foster and Melanie Johnson co-owners of Elite Online Publishing, interview Nate Lind about the world of digital businesses, e-commerce, technology, SaaS, and more. Gain valuable insights on positioning and selling your digital business in today's world. What You'll Learn in this Episode: How to position your company to sell. How to predict your cashflow. How long it takes to sell a business. Quotes: "Have a liquidity event, put some money in the bank. Go put some of that into, upcoming slump in real estate. Buy something, multi-family, get some income from an industry that's more likely to be more passive than your operating entity." (07:13) "I like to try to have a little buffer in the asking price of the business so we can concede, some points that I see will come up, and not be such a big deal that it blows up over a hundred thousand dollars worth of salary." (12:35) "You're gonna have to think through those tax incentives. What your tax burden's gonna be. And you just need to remember that whatever cash you're gonna take out of the sale, and you're gonna spend on a new house or a new car, or paying off debt, that's gonna get taxed." (20:24) About Nate Lind: Nate Lind, is an American entrepreneur, triathlete, author and business broker. Reading Rich Dad Poor Dad inspired Lind to dream of financial freedom and passive income. He exited his first company in 2016, which was an e-commerce technology to a shopping cart platform. Lind learned that selling a company and using the proceeds to buy passive income was far easier than trying to run it passively. Nate sells companies like Realtors sell homes. He is a business broker at Website Closers, the largest marketplace of $1 million to $150 million dollar Internet, Technology and E-commerce businesses. There are 167,000 buyers looking at 103 client businesses for sale right now. This year they will sell over 300 companies to their private network. Learn More Here
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1157 Are you tired of canned email designs and templated marketing strategies that fail to capture your brand's essence and make a positive impact? Our guest today is an expert in email marketing with a mission to make the world a better place through purpose-driven campaigns. With a strong focus on client satisfaction and a commitment to pro bono work for NGOs, CodeCrew is a leader in the email marketing industry. Today, we are joined by one of the co-founders of CodeCrew to discuss their innovative approach to email marketing and how small business owners can improve their strategies to make a positive impact. Let's welcome to the show Alex Melone. Email:- firstname.lastname@example.org Website: https://codecrew.us/ Social Media: Instagram: @codecrew.us ; Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/codecrew.us/ ; Twitter: @CodeCrewUS ; Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/codecrewinc/ ___________ Go to www.BusinessBros.biz to be a guest on the show or to find out more on how we can help you get more customers! #Businesspodcasts #smallbusinesspodcast #businessmarketingtips #businessgrowthtips #strategicthinking #businessmastery #successinbusiness #businesshacks #marketingstrategist #wealthcreators #businessstrategies #businesseducation #businesstools #businesspodcast #businessmodel #growthmarketing #businesshelp #businesssupport #salesfunnel #buildyourbusiness #podcastinglife #successgoals #wealthcreation #marketingcoach #smallbusinesstips #businessmarketing #marketingconsultant #entrepreneurtips #businessstrategy #growyourbusiness --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/businessbrospod/support
Cipher Brief CEO & Publisher Suzanne Kelly interviews the former Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, Lt. Gen Robert Ashley to discuss Ukraine, Russia, China, and the impact of technology on todays complicated world. Listen in on what Gen. Bob Ashley has to say about the private sector's mission in today's security landscape.
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In this episode of Modern Church Leader, guest David Butler, Executive Director of Church Planting for the North American Mission Board, shares the importance of pastor training and church planting. David emphasizes the need for ongoing training and development for pastors to effectively lead their congregations and navigate challenges in the modern church landscape. He also stresses the critical role of church planting in expanding the reach of The Kingdom and connecting with communities in need of spiritual guidance.During the conversation, Butler shares insights from his personal experience as a church planter and strategies he has seen work in successful church planting efforts as a church plant coach. He encourages pastors to be intentional about their personal growth and development and to seek out opportunities for training and mentorship and further education. For more information on the NAMB Send Network, visit namb.net/churchplantingFor more information how your NAMB church plant can benefit from Tithely's resources, visit tithely.com/namb--Tithely provides the tools you need to engage with your church online, stay connected, increase generosity, and simplify the lives of your staff.With tools like text and email messaging, custom church apps and websites, church management software, digital giving, and so much more… it's no wonder over 37,000 churches in 50 countries trust Tithely to help run their church. Learn more at tithely.com
Our next guest is one of my favorite people I worked with during my 20 years at Kforce, and his name is Mark Biscoe, who has come up of retirement (just like Tom Brady) to share his wisdom and experience with companies. With over 35 years of experience in the IT Staffing and Consulting industry, Mark is a seasoned leader with passion, expertise, and a proven record in driving enterprise growth and expansion through both organic and M&A strategies. Before coming out of retirement at Eliassen, Mark spent time with his grandchildren and family but felt he had more to provide the industry of staffing.His company now provides the following services:* Field and Executive Leadership Coaching and Mentoring* Review and Development of Strategic and Operational Plans for Growth and Expansion* Outside Board Representation* IT Staffing and Consulting Industry Expertise for the Private Equity CommunityToday, we talk to Mark, the dad, and the grandfather. We learn about his upbringing and how his parents impacted him as a father. Mark and his wonderful wife, Terry, have been married for 38 years and have three fantastic children who are all accomplishing great things in their careers. In my experience working with Mark, he was and continues to be a fantastic leader who brings positive energy. He also is a great teacher, which I believe he gained from his father, a teacher & coach. Unfortunately, Mark lost his father in 2020 to a stroke which hit home for me, given my father passed away in 2021. Mark would always share a vulnerable story between him and his mom and the challenges she faced with an addiction issue that has since been resolved. Very powerful.Throughout our conversation, Mark will share the importance of being present, listening, empathizing with others, and always being your best. To learn more about Mark, you can visit him on LinkedIn.Established in 2006, Acme Homes WA One of the most value-based home builders in the state of Washington! Go Check them out!Lattitude Sitka Our sea adventures cover fishing, wildlife tours, beach excursions, scuba diving, snorkeling, paddlePlease don't forget to leave us a review wherever you consume your podcasts! Please help us get more dads to listen weekly and become the ultimate leader of their homes!
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In this exclusive Gary Black interview, join Michael Gayed of Lead-Lag Live as they delve into the world of Tesla and analyze the company's recent price cuts. With a focus on the implications of these changes for both investors and the electric vehicle market, this insightful discussion is one you won't want to miss.The video begins with a brief introduction to our guest, Gary Black, a renowned market strategist and expert in the field of electric vehicles. He shares his insights and perspectives on Tesla's recent price cuts, discussing their impact on the company's revenue and profitability. The conversation also covers Tesla's overall market position and the potential reasons behind their decision to lower prices.As the conversation goes on, Michael Gayed and Gary Black dive deeper into the world of Tesla and its competition. They touch on the question of whether Tesla's recent actions are a sign of a competitive edge or a reaction to growing pressure from other electric vehicle manufacturers. Additionally, they explore how these price cuts could affect the broader electric vehicle market and its future outlook.Throughout the video, the Gary Black interview with Michael Gayed of Lead-Lag Live highlights critical points for investors to consider as they evaluate Tesla's current market position and future potential. From assessing the company's valuation metrics to understanding the driving forces behind the recent price cuts, this in-depth analysis offers valuable insights for anyone interested in the electric vehicle market.In conclusion, this comprehensive analysis of Tesla's recent price cuts with Gary Black is a must-watch for any investor or electric vehicle enthusiast who wants to stay informed on the latest market trends and developments. With top-notch expertise from Gary Black and insightful questions from Michael Gayed, this engaging discussion brings together the best of both worlds, making for an informative and riveting watch.ANTICIPATE STOCK MARKET CRASHES, CORRECTIONS, AND BEAR MARKETS WITH AWARD WINNING RESEARCH. Sign up for The Lead-Lag Report at www.leadlagreport.com and use promo code PODCAST30 for 2 weeks free and 30% off.Don't forget to like, share, and subscribe!Twitter: https://twitter.com/leadlagreportFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/leadlagreportInstagram: https://instagram.com/leadlagreportCheck out Lead-Lag Live on all your favorite podcast platforms.Nothing on this channel should be considered as personalized financial advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any securities. The content in this program is for informational purposes only. You should not construe any information or other material as investment, financial, tax, or other advice. The views expressed by the participants are solely their own. A participant may have taken or recommended any investment position discussed, but may close such position or alter its recommendation at any time without notice. Nothing contained in this program constitutes a solicitation, recommendation, endorsement, or offer to buy or sell any securities or other financial instruments in any jurisdiction. Please consult your own investment or financial advisor for advice related to all investment decisions.See disclosures for The Lead-Lag Report here: https://www.leadlagreport.com/static/termsandconditionsFoodies unite…with HowUdish!It's social media with a secret sauce: FOOD! The world's first network for food enthusiasts. HowUdish connects foodies across the world!Share kitchen tips and recipe hacks. Discover hidden gem food joints and street food. Find foodies like you, connect, chat and organize meet-ups!HowUdish makes it simple to connect through food anywhere in the world.So, how do YOU dish? Download HowUdish on the Apple App Store today:
On this episode of Digital Marketing Master, Abby interviews Jessie Wu, Head of Account-Based Marketing at Autodesk Construction Solutions. Wu shares her personal journey in marketing and emphasizes the importance of account based marketing as a B2B strategy. She also discusses the challenges of scaling ABM programs in larger organizations and the need for cross-functional collaboration. Don't miss this insightful conversation!
This week, Jason Johnson from Christian Alliance for Orphans returns to the show. Jason is a writer and speaker who encourages families and equips church and organizational leaders on their foster care and adoption journeys. In this episode, Jason names and shares many of the struggles and challenges that foster and adoptive parents go through. He encourages us to find safe spaces and communities where we can process our emotions and have open and honest conversations. Podcast Sponsor Faith to Action Initiative is hosting an upcoming webinar on Jun 8, 2023! Sign up today! Beyond Selfie Missions: How Missions Became All About ‘Me' and What to do About It. You will learn practical ways to negate “selfie missions”, realign your missions efforts with the heart of God, and participate in transformational and reconciling missions work around the world. Resources and Links from the show Jason's Blog Reframing Foster Care Everyone Can Do Something Episode 167: Jason Johnson Everyone Can Do Something Episode 216: Poverty and Family Separation in US Child Welfare with Sarah Winograd Art of Gathering by Priya Parker Quit by Annie Duke Stolen Focus by Johann Hari Biola Missions Conference on YouTube Show Notes Jason catches us up on what he's been doing (5:00) The differences in how men and women approach fostering (8:10) Leading and following (11:00) Naming the struggles and grief involved in foster care(15:50) Giving ourselves the permission to think and feel (18:30) Being able to lean into the community around us (21:30) Improving how we do church engagement (25:00) Helping churches know how to care (28:00) Making the church our audience (31:00) Engagement as partnership (33:00) Urgency can breed scarcity (34:00) Focusing on family preservation and preventative measures (43:00) Living within the tensions and the need for foster care (45:00) Reckoning with the reality (46:00) Gaps and the spirit of scarcity (53:00) Gaps in the prevention space (56:00) Strategic benevolence and investing in the lives of at-risk families (58:50) Jason's recommendations (1:00:00)
Doug O'Laughlin, Founder and Editor of the Fabricated Knowledge and Mule's Musings Newsletter, joins the Yet Another Value Podcast for the 3rd time to discuss AppLovin Corporation (NASDAQ: APP). Doug became excited about the idea and wanted to come on to chat about it because a very aggressive PSU that recently happened at AppLovin, and what these management incentives could mean for the business. For more information about Doug O'Laughlin and his newsletters, please visit: Fabricated Knowledge: https://www.fabricatedknowledge.com/ Mule's Musings: https://mulesmusings.substack.com Chapters: [0:00] Introduction + Episode sponsor: Stream by Alphasense [2:17] Overview of AppLovin $APP [4:50] What does IDFA means and why this is important when looking at $APP, understanding "Mediation" [13:19] $APP's business model and their portfolio of hyper-casual games [20:41] Unity and ironSource deal and how that affected AppLovin $APP [26:22] $APP valuation [29:30] What is the market missing about $APP? [32:52] Share buybacks [36:36] PSU grants and management incentives [39:32] What concerns Doug the most about $APP [40:23] Industry headwinds (ad rates getting crushed throughout 2022) [42:58] $APP corporate governance, acquisition hit rate, incentives [52:37] Strategic optionality of selling the games business and AI lever Today's episode is sponsored by: Stream by Alphasense Are traditional expert calls in the investment world becoming obsolete? According to Stream, they are, and you can access primary research easily and efficiently through their platform. With Stream, you'll have the right insights at your fingertips to make the best investment decisions. They offer a vast library of over 26,000 expert transcripts, powered by AI search technology. Plus, they provide competitive rates on expert call services, and you can even have an experienced buy-side analyst conduct the calls for you. But that's not all. Stream also provides the ability to engage with experts 1-on-1 and get your calls transcribed free-of-charge—all for 40% less than you would pay for 20 calls in a traditional expert network model. So, if you're looking to optimize your research process and increase ROI on investment research spend, Stream has the solution for you. Head over to their website at streamrg.com to learn more. Thanks for listening, and we'll catch you next time. For more information: https://www.streamrg.com/
Tweet: The ambush that killed 5 soldiers of the elite 9 Para SF in Rajouri last week was no isolated attack. It shows an old focus area of Pakistan-sponsored terrorism has come alive again. Shekhar Gupta explains in Ep 1225 of Cut The Clutter.
Welcome to Talking Cyber, a Cybercrime Magazine podcast series that covers the latest news and breaking stories on the cybereconomy, hackers, intrusions, privacy, security and much more. In this episode, host Theresa Payton is joined by Heather Engel, Managing Partner at Strategic Cyber Partners. To learn more about today's stories, visit https://cybercrimewire.com • For more on cybersecurity, visit us at https://cybersecurityventures.com
SSON : Shared Services & Outsourcing Network
SSON R&A reports that the three top priorities for shared services and GBS for impacting the overall workforce are driving headcount optimization, driving better integration and utilization of technology and driving enhanced performance. On today's episode we'll be looking at How Connected HR processes and Insights can be the key to talent strategy and organizational growth. Discussion will include: The key digital transformations HR need to prioritize in order to deliver a modern HR experience to employees How HR is well-positioned to provide strategic insight into opportunities for business growth Ways the employee experience from Hire-to-Retire can be better streamlined
Welcome to The Nonlinear Library, where we use Text-to-Speech software to convert the best writing from the Rationalist and EA communities into audio. This is: The Rethink Priorities Existential Security Team's Strategy for 2023, published by Ben Snodin on May 8, 2023 on The Effective Altruism Forum. The Rethink Priorities Existential Security Team's Strategy for 2023 Summary This post contains a moderately rough, high-level description of the Rethink Priorities Existential Security team's (XST's) strategy for the period April-October 2023. XST is a team of researchers focused on improving the world according to a longtermist outlook through research and other projects, and is part of Rethink Priorities (RP). Note that until very recently we were called the General Longtermism team (GLT). We have now renamed ourselves the Existential Security team (XST), which is slightly more descriptive and more closely reflects our focus on reducing existential risk. XST's three focus areas for 2023 will be: Longtermist entrepreneurship (65%): Making highly impactful longtermist projects happen by finding and developing ideas for highly promising longtermist projects, identifying potential founders, and supporting them as they get these projects started. Our main activities will be: Identifying and detailing the most promising ideas for longtermist projects, with a goal of having ~5 detailed project ideas by the end of June, that we can bring to a potential meeting of talented entrepreneurs in July/August, organized by Mike McCormick. A relatively brief founder-first-style founder search (looking for highly promising founders and finding projects that they are an especially good fit for). Exploring founder-in-residence MVPs (hiring potential founders and giving them space to develop their own ideas for promising projects). Supporting founders once they're identified. Strategic clarity research (25%): Research that helps shed light on high-level strategic questions relevant for the EA community and for people working on reducing existential risk. This year, we plan to focus on high-level EA movement-building strategy questions (such as “What kind of EA movement do we want?” or “What's the optimal portfolio among priority cause areas we should aim at building?”), and possibly on high-level questions that seem important for assessing whether and how to help launch entrepreneurial projects. Most of our work on this will happen in the second half of the year. Flexible time for high-impact opportunities (10%): Time allocated for i) team members working on projects that they are very keen on and ii) highly impactful and time-sensitive projects that arise due to changes in external circumstances. Concrete outputs we'll aim for: 5 project idea memos by the end of June that are of a standard equal to or better than the 2023 Q1 megaproject speedruns that we posted on the EA Forum in February. 1 strategic clarity research output by the end of October. 1 new promising project launched by the end of October. 11 publicly shared research or project idea outputs by the end of the year. From mid-May onwards, we're planning to have 4 FTE executing this strategy: me (Ben), Marie, Jam, and Renan. Linch is pursuing a separate research agenda related to longtermist strategic clarity. The high-level timeline is: [completed] March: The team winds down current projects and begins work on executing the team strategy from the start of April. [in progress] April-July: The team focuses on the entrepreneurship program, and works on founder-first activities, founder support, and project research. The project research is focused on generating a new prioritization model and shallow project ranking by the end of April, and 5 project ideas memos by the end of June for a potential meeting of promising entrepreneurs in July/August. August-October: Jam and Ben continue working on the entrepreneurship program, while Marie and Renan switch to strategic clarity research. Start o...
The Conference Room with Simon Lader
In this week's episode we welcome Uri Levy, the global head of sales of cybersecurity hypergrowth vendor XM Cyber who shares his story, his strategy for scaling revenue around the world and his tips for managing sales teams - and sales leaders. KEY TAKEAWAYS FROM THIS EPISODE: What makes a successful sales leader: understand your data, empower your team and make sure your strategy is aligned with your corporate objectives Hypergrowth: there's no silver bullet! Understand your customer,your market, how you differentiate and how to execute How to determine product market fit Uri Levy is an experienced Cybersecurity Executive with a successful track record in the Strategic and Operational Turnaround of Technology & Cyber companies. He is a graduate of Reichman University and gained his MBA from Tel Aviv University and over the last 25 years, he has built and managed leading network and security solution providers, and consistently achieved sustained growth and brand leadership. His career spans leadership positions with companies such as Computer Associates, PSINet, Xpert Systems, Netcom systems and Skybox Security, and since September 2020 he has been Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales with leading cyber vendor XM Cyber. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/urilevy/ Website: https://www.xmcyber.com/ YOUR HOST Simon Lader is the host of The Conference Room, Co-Founder of global executive search firm Salisi Human Capital, and podcast growth consultancy Viva Podcasts. Since 1997, Simon has helped cybersecurity vendors to build highly effective teams, and since 2022 he has helped people make money from podcasting. Get to know more about Simon at: Website: https://simonlader.com/ Make Money from Podcasting: https://www.vivapodcasts.com/podcastpowerups Twitter: https://twitter.com/simonlader LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/headhuntersimonlader Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3dd0obQSM8cYRV0HCxiuF0
The Systems and Workflow Magic Podcast
Do you ever feel like there's just never enough time to focus on email marketing in your business? Not to mention, figuring it all out seems like it would take hours! If that sounds familiar, then tune in and turn up this episode featuring Anna Dearmon Kornick, a Time Management Coach and host of It's About Time podcast. Anna's sharing her best tips for making time for email marketing in your online business.Top reasons to listen to the entire episode:Discover the most common time-based excuses we make to avoid email marketing.Find out how to overcome the obstacles standing in the way of scheduling email marketing time in your week.Learn more about The Systems and Workflow Magic SummitGet a teaser about the newest pop-up private podcast-the Simple Email Marketing Strategies For Success Private Pop-Up PodcastFull Show Notes Here!Resources mentioned
SUMMARY:A conversation recorded with a live audience. We cover how to move from tactical to strategic, plus answer guest questions.INTENTION:To offer the listener inspiration on how to elevate their strategy to evolve in their career.EXCERPT:"In looking at your full schedule, I think doing this (xyz) is a better use of your time." MaryIN THIS EPISODE:Mentioned: The power of the positive No bookArticles: Phone interview + In Person Interview + Video InterviewEpisodes: People Pleasing #79 + Bonus Episode: You and Your FutureRESOURCES:Discover: WebsiteOutreach: LinkedIn CommunityResource: Book PageConnect: InstagramWorkshop: ea UniversityBe a Guest on the Show: Fill out the formYouTube: Watch VideoOFFERING:Grab the freebie development workbook HERE
Agile for Humans with Ryan Ripley
The video is about strategies for helping executives with trouble articulating their goals. Todd and Ryan suggest asking executives open-ended questions about what is possible and what they expect to see once specific work is completed. It's important to tread lightly and warmly into the conversation and ensure that it empowers the executive. The alignment and strategy of goals are also essential for creating company-wide alignment. The discussion should be framed as a benefit to the executive rather than a demand. ⏩ Join Ryan and Todd for a Scrum.org course: https://buytickets.at/agileforhumansllc Todd and Ryan also co-authored a book - Fixing Your Scrum: Practical Solutions to Common Scrum Problems.
On this week's Defense & Aerospace Report Washington Roundtable, Dr. Patrick Cronin of the Hudson Institute, Michael Herson of American Defense International, former Pentagon Europe chief Jim Townsend of the Center for a New American Security, former Pentagon Comptroller Dr. Dov Zakheim of the Center for Strategic and International Studies join host Vago Muradian to discuss panic among lawmakers in Washington as a first-ever US debt default looms, implications of debt default on America's national security, how Europe and Asia — as well as advisories like China and Russia — view the debt antics in Washington, priorities for Gen. CQ Brown as the new chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, prospects for general officer confirmations given hold imposed by Sen. Tommy Tuberville, R-Ala., President Biden's deployment of 1,500 troops to southern US border, what's next in Ukraine was as Russia steps up attacks and unmanned aircraft intercepted over the Kremlin, Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos' visit to Washington and Indo-Pacific news roundup, and update on Israeli politics and Armenia-Azerbaijan peace talks.
15 Minutes of Mental Toughness
Syya left corporate America to pursue digital content creation, podcasting, and entrepreneurship. She is the founder of Brilliant Beam Media, which provides digital content consulting, strategy, video & audio production, and distribution. She is a proud Gen X'er and host of a business bite podcast titled, “Gnaw on This." Her tag line is, "Everyone has a story to tell. Strategically, Simply, Brilliantly." 4:00 Word of the year: Light. 6:25 “I lost my soul in it all.” 10:18 Birth dates and death dates. 12:11 Losing seven people within six months. 13:20 Taking the task at hand. 15:45 Finding stillness. 18:59 Time to process emotions. 20:24 Sharing other's stories. 23:42 The power of humor and connection. 26:42 Strategic vs. ad hoc content. 28:12 Right audience, right time. 32:30 “Love you like a love song.” 33:30 The hardest part of entrepreneurship. 37:07 Time is valuable beyond gold. 39:00 Patience in finding common ground. 47:20 “Content creation doesn't have to be shallow.” Don't forget you can also follow Dr. Rob Bell on Twitter or Instagram. Follow At: •Twitter @drrobbell •Instagram @drrobbell Download The Best Mental Toughness Quotes That Will Make You BETTER https://drrobbell.com/quotes-on-mentaltoughness If you enjoyed this episode on Mental Toughness, please subscribe and leave a review! Dr. Rob Bell
Taiwan's status in the world has never been clear and neither has the United States' position on the issue. In this Congressional Dish, via footage from the C-SPAN archive dating back into the 1960s, we examine the history of Taiwan since World War II in order to see the dramatic shift in Taiwan policy that is happening in Congress - and in law - right now. Please Support Congressional Dish – Quick Links Contribute monthly or a lump sum via PayPal Support Congressional Dish via Patreon (donations per episode) Send Zelle payments to: Donation@congressionaldish.com Send Venmo payments to: @Jennifer-Briney Send Cash App payments to: $CongressionalDish or Donation@congressionaldish.com Use your bank's online bill pay function to mail contributions to: 5753 Hwy 85 North, Number 4576, Crestview, FL 32536. Please make checks payable to Congressional Dish Thank you for supporting truly independent media! View the show notes on our website at https://congressionaldish.com/cd272-what-is-taiwan Background Sources Recommended Congressional Dish Episodes CD259: CHIPS: A State Subsidization of Industry CD187: Combating China Taiwan History and Background “In Focus: Taiwan: Political and Security Issues” [IF10275]. Susan V. Lawrence and Caitlin Campbell. Updated Mar 31, 2023. Congressional Research Service. “Taiwan taps on United Nations' door, 50 years after departure.” Erin Hale. Oct 25, 2021. Aljazeera. “China must 'face reality' of Taiwan's independence: Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen.” Stacy Chen. Jan 16, 2020. ABC News. “Taiwan weighs options after diplomatic allies switch allegiance.” Randy Mulyanto. Sep 26, 2019. Aljazeera. U.S.-Taiwan Relationship Past “The Taiwan Relations Act” [Pub. L. 96–8, § 2, Apr. 10, 1979, 93 Stat. 14.] “22 U.S. Code § 3301 - Congressional findings and declaration of policy.” Cornell Law School Legal Information Institute. Current “China moves warships after US hosts Taiwan's Tsai.” Rupert Wingfield-Hayes. Apr 6, 2023. BBC News. “Speaker Pelosi's Taiwan Visit: Implications for the Indo-Pacific.” Jude Blanchette et al. Aug 15, 2022. Center for Strategic and International Studies. "Pelosi in Taiwan: Signal or historic mistake?” Aug 4, 2022. DW News. “China threatens 'targeted military operations' as Pelosi arrives in Taiwan.” News Wires. Feb 8, 2022. France 24. “Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan would be 'ill-conceived' and 'reckless.'” Dheepthika Laurent. Feb 8, 2022. France 24. Presidential Drawdown Authority “Use of Presidential Drawdown Authority for Military Assistance for Ukraine.” Apr 19, 2023. U.S. Department of State Bureau of Political-Military Affairs. U.S. China Relationship “America, China and a Crisis of Trust.” Thomas L. Friedman. Apr 14, 2023. The New York Times. Laws H.R.7776: James M. Inhofe National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2023 Full Text Outline of Taiwan Provisions TITLE X - GENERAL PROVISIONS Subtitle G - Other Matters Sec. 1088: National Tabletop Exercise By the end of 2023, the Secretary of Defense is to assess the viability of our domestic critical infrastructure to identify chokepoints and the ability of our armed forces to respond to a contingency involving Taiwan, including our armed forces' ability to respond to attacks on our infrastructure. TITLE XII - MATTERS RELATING TO FOREIGN NATIONS Subtitle E - Matters Relating to the Indo-Pacific Region Sec. 1263: Statement of Policy on Taiwan “It shall be the policy of the United States to maintain the capacity of the United States to resist a fait accompli that would jeopardize the security of thepeople of Taiwan.” Fait accompli is defined as, “the resort to force by the People's Republic of China to invade and seize control of Taiwan before the United States can respond effectively.” Sec. 1264: Sense of Congress on Joint Exercises with Taiwan Congress wants the Commander of the United States Indo-Pacific Command to carry out joint military exercises with Taiwan in “multiple warfare domains” and practice using “secure communications between the forces of the United States, Taiwan, and other foreign partners” Taiwan should be invited to participate in the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise in 2024. RIMPAC is a multinational maritime exercise, now the world's largest, that has happened 28 times since 1971. The last one took place in and around Hawaii and Southern California in the summer of 2022. 26 countries, including the US, participated. TITLE LV - FOREIGN AFFAIRS MATTERS Subtitle A - Taiwan Enhanced Resilience Act PART 1 - IMPLEMENTATION OF AN ENHANCED DEFENSE PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND TAIWAN Sec. 5502: Modernizing Taiwan's Security Capabilities to Deter and, if necessary, Defeat Aggression by the People's Republic of China Grants: Expands the purpose of the State Department's Foreign Military Financing Program to “provide assistance including equipment, training, and other support, to build the civilian and defensive military capabilities of Taiwan” Authorizes the State Department to spend up to $100 million per year for 10 years to maintain a stockpile of munitions and other weapons (authorized by Sec. 5503). Any amounts that are not obligated and used in one year can be carried over into the next year (which essentially makes this a $1 billion authorization that expires in 2032). The stockpile money is only authorized if the State Department certifies every year that Taiwan has increased its defense spending (requirement is easily waived by the Secretary of State). Authorizes $2 billion per year for the Foreign Military Financing grants each year for the next 5 years (total $10 billion in grants). The money is expressly allowed to be used to purchase weapons and “defense services” that are “not sold by the United States Government” (= sold by the private sector). No more than 15% of the weapons for Taiwan purchased via the Foreign Military Financing Program can be purchased from within Taiwan Loans: Also authorizes the Secretary of State to directly loan Taiwan up to $2 billion. The loans must be paid back within 12 years and must include interest. The Secretary of State is also authorized to guarantee commercial loans up to$2 billion each (which can not be used to pay off other debts). Loans guaranteed by the US must be paid back in 12 years. Sec. 5504: International Military Education and Training Cooperation with Taiwan Requires the Secretary of State and Secretary of Defense to create a military training program with Taiwan by authorizing the Secretary of State to train Taiwan through the International Military Education and Training Program. The purposes of the training include enhancements of interoperability between the US and Taiwan and the training of “future leaders of Taiwan”. The training itself can include “full scale military exercises” and “an enduring rotational United States military presence” Sec. 5505: Additional Authorities to Support Taiwan Authorizes the President to drawdown weapons from the stocks of the Defense Department, use Defense Department services, and provide military education and training to Taiwan, the value of which will be capped at $1 billion per year The President is also given the “emergency authority” to transfer weapons and services in “immediate assistance” to Taiwan specifically valued at up to $25 million per fiscal year. Sec. 5512: Sense of Congress on Taiwan Defense Relations “The Taiwan Relations Act and the Six Assurances provided by the United States to Taiwan in July 1982 are the foundation for United States-Taiwan relations.” “The increasingly coercive and aggressive behavior of the People's Republic of China toward Taiwan is contrary to the expectation of the peaceful resolution of the future of Taiwan” “As set forth in the Taiwan Relations Act, the capacity to resist any resort to force or other forms of coercion that would jeopardize the security, or the social or economic system, of the people on Taiwan should be maintained.” The US should continue to support Taiwanese defense forces by “supporting acquisition by Taiwan of defense articles and services through foreign military sales, direct commercial sales, and industrial cooperation, with an emphasis on capabilities that support an asymmetric strategy.” Support should also include “Exchanges between defense officials and officers of the US and Taiwan at the strategic, policy, and functional levels, consistent with the Taiwan Travel Act.” PART 3 - INCLUSION OF TAIWAN IN INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS Sec. 5516: Findings “Since 2016, the Gambia, Sao Tome and Principe, Panama, the Dominican Republic, Burkina Faso, El Salvador, the Solomon Islands, and Kiribati, have severed diplomatic relations with Taiwan in favor of diplomatic relations with China” “Taiwan was invited to participate in the World Health Assembly, the decision making body of the World Health Organization, as an observer annually between 2009 and 2016. Since the 2016 election of President Tsai, the PRC has increasingly resisted Taiwan's participation in the WHA. Taiwan was not invited to attend the WHA in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, or 2021.” “United Nations General Assembly Resolution 2758 does not address the issue of representation of Taiwan and its people at the United Nations, nor does it give the PRC the right to represent the people of Taiwan.” Sec. 5518: Strategy to Support Taiwan's Meaningful Participation in International Organizations By the end of Summer 2023, the Secretary of State must create a classified strategy for getting Taiwan included in 20 international organizations. The strategy will be a response to “growing pressure from the PRC on foreign governments, international organizations, commercial actors, and civil society organizations to comply with its ‘One-China Principle' with respect to Taiwan.” PART 4 - MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS Sec. 5525: Sense of Congress on Expanding United States Economic Relations with Taiwan “Taiwan is now the United States 10th largest goods trading partner, 13th largest export market, 13th largest source of imports, and a key destination for United States agricultural exports.” Audio Sources Evaluating U.S.-China Policy in the Era of Strategic Competition February 9, 2023 Senate Foreign Relations Committee Witnesses: Wendy Sherman, Deputy Secretary of State, U.S. Department of State Ely Ratner, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs, U.S. Department of Defense Clips 17:40 Wendy Sherman: We remain committed to our long standing One China Policy and oppose any unilateral changes to the cross-strait status quo. Our policy has not changed. What has changed is Beijing's growing coercion. So we will keep assisting Taiwan in maintaining a sufficient self-defense capability. 41:30 Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL): I want to get a little broader because I think it's important to understand sort of the strategic vision behind our tactics on everything that we do. So if we go back to the late 80s, early 90s, end of the Cold War, and the gamble at the time was, if we created this international economic order, led by the US and the West, built on this global commitment to free trade, that this notion of that this trade and commerce would bind nations together via trade, via commerce and international interest and economic interest, that it would lead to more wealth and prosperity, that it would lead to democracy and freedom, basically domestic changes in many countries, and that it would ultimately ensure peace. The famous saying now seems silly, that no two countries with McDonald's have ever gone to war. That's obviously no longer the case. But the point being is that was the notion behind it. It was what the then Director General of the WTO called a "world without walls," rules-based international order. Others call it globalization. And basically, our foreign policy has been built around that, even though it's an economic theory it basically, is what we have built our foreign policy on. I think it's now fair to say that we admitted China to the World Trade Organization, Russia as well, I think it's now fair to say that while wealth certainly increased, particularly in China through its export driven economy, massive, historic, unprecedented amount of economic growth in that regard, I don't think we can say either China or Russia are more democratic. In fact, they're more autocratic. I don't think we can say that they're more peaceful. Russia has invaded Ukraine now twice, and the Chinese are conducting live fire drills off the coast of Taiwan. So I think it's fair to say that gamble failed. And we have now to enter -- and I think the President actually hinted at some of that in his speech the other night -- we're now entering a new era. What is that new era? What is our vision now for that world, in which not just the global international order and World Without Walls did not pacify or buy nations, but in fact, have now placed us into situations where autocracies, through a joint communique, are openly signaling that we need to reject Western visions of democracy and the like. So, before we can talk about what we're going to do, we have to understand what our strategic vision is. What is the strategic vision of this administration on what the new order of the world is? The Future of War: Is the Pentagon Prepared to Deter and Defeat America's Adversaries? February 7, 2023 House Armed Services Committee, Subcommittee on Cyber, Information Technologies, and Innovation Watch on YouTube Witnesses: Chris Brose, Author Rear Admiral Upper Half Mark Montgomery (Ret.), Senior Director, Center on Cyber and Technology Innovation, Foundation for Defense of Democracies Peter Singer, Strategist at New America and Managing Partner of Useful Fiction LLC Clips 1:16:30 Rear Adm. Mark Montgomery: We don't have weapons stowed in Taiwan. In the last National Defense Authorization Act you authorized up to $300 million a year to be appropriated for Taiwan-specific munitions. The appropriators, which happened about seven days later, appropriated $0. In fact, almost all of the Taiwan Enhanced Resilience Act, which you all pushed through the NDAA, ended up not being appropriated in the Consolidated Appropriations Act that passed eight days later. 30:10 Chris Brose: Nothing you do in this Congress will make larger numbers of traditional ships, aircraft and other platforms materialized over the next several years. It is possible, however, to generate an arsenal of alternative military capabilities that could be delivered to U.S. forces in large enough quantities within the next few years to make a decisive difference. Those decisions could all be taken by this Congress. The goal would be to rapidly field what I have referred to as a "moneyball military," one that is achievable, affordable and capable of winning. Such a military would be composed not of small quantities of large, exquisite, expensive things, but rather by large quantities of smaller, lower cost, more autonomous consumable things, and most importantly, the digital means of integrating them. These kinds of alternative capabilities exist now, or could be rapidly matured and fielded in massive quantities within the window of maximum danger. You could set this in motion in the next two years. The goal would be more about defense than offense, more about countering power projection than projecting power ourselves. It would be to demonstrate that the United States, together with our allies and partners, could do to a Chinese invasion or a Chinese offensive what the Ukrainians, with our support, have thus far been able to do to their Russian invaders: degrade and deny the ability of a great power to accomplish its objectives through violence, and in so doing to prevent that future war from ever happening. After all, this is all about deterrence. All of this is possible. We have sufficient money, technology, authorities, and we still have enough time. If we are serious, if we make better decisions now, we can push this looming period of vulnerability further into the future. The Pressing Threat of the Chinese Communist Party to U.S. National Defense February 7, 2023 House Armed Services Committee Watch on YouTube Witnesses: Admiral Harry B. Harris Jr., USN (Ret.), Former Commander, U.S. Pacific Command Dr. Melanie W. Sisson, Foreign Policy Fellow, Strobe Talbott Center for Security, Strategy, and Technology Clips 28:15 Rep. Mike Rogers (R-AL): China is the most challenging national security threat America has faced in 30 years. If we fail to acknowledge that and take immediate action to deter it, the next 30 years could be devastating for our nation. Under President Xi, the Chinese Communist Party has nearly tripled its defense spending in the last decade alone. The PLA has gone from an obsolete force barely capable of defending its borders to a modern fighting force capable of winning regional conflicts. The CCP now controls the largest army and navy in the world, with a goal of having them fully integrated and modernized by 2027. The CCP is rapidly expanding its nuclear capability; they have doubled their number of warheads in two years. We estimated it would take them a decade to do that. We also were just informed by the DOD [that] the CCP now has more ICBM launchers than the United States. The CCP is starting to outpace us on new battlefields as well. They have leapfrogged us on hypersonic technology, they are fielding what we are still developing. They are making advances in AI and quantum computing that we struggle to keep pace with. Finally, their rapid advances in space were one of the primary motivations for us establishing a Space Force. The CCP is not building these new and advanced military capabilities for self defense. In recent years, the CCP has used its military to push out its borders, to threaten our allies in the region, and to gain footholds on new continents. In violation of international law, the CCP has built new and commandeered existing islands in the South China Sea, where it has deployed stealth fighters, bombers and missiles. It continues to intimidate and coerce Taiwan, most recently by surrounding the island with naval forces and launching endless fighter sorties across its centerline. In recent years, the CCP has also established a space tracking facility in South America to monitor U.S, satellites, as well as an overseas naval base miles from our own on the strategically vital Horn of Africa. These are just a few destabilizing actions taken by the CCP. They speak nothing of the CCPs Belt and Road debt trap diplomacy, it's illegal harvesting of personal data and intellectual property, it's ongoing human rights abuses, and its advanced espionage efforts, the latter of which came into full focus for all Americans last week when the Biden administration allowed a CCP spy balloon to traverse some of our nation's most sensitive military sites. Make no mistake, that balloon was intentionally lost as a calculated show of force. 44:15 Dr. Melanie W. Sisson: Since 1979, the United States has adopted a constellation of official positions, together known as the One China policy, that allow us to acknowledge but not to accept China's perspective that there is one China and that Taiwan is part of China. Under the One China policy, the United States has developed robust unofficial relations with the government and people of Taiwan consistent with our interest in preserving peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait. US policy is guided by an interest in ensuring cross-strait disputes are resolved peacefully and in a manner that reflects the will of Taiwan's people. This has required the United States to deter Taiwan from declaring independence, and also to deter the CCP from attempting unification by force. The 40 year success of the strategy of dual deterrence rests upon the unwillingness of the United States to provide either an unconditional commitment to Taipei that it will come to its defense militarily, or an unconditional commitment to Beijing that we will not. The U.S. national security interest in the status of Taiwan remains that the CCP and the people of Taiwan resolve the island's political status peacefully. Dual deterrence therefore remains U.S. strategy, reinforced by U.S. declaratory policy which is to oppose unilateral changes to the status quo by either side. 45:28 Dr. Melanie W. Sisson: The modernization of the PLA has changed the regional military balance and significantly enough that the United States no longer can be confident that we would decisively defeat every type of PLA use of force in the Taiwan Strait. This fact, however, does not necessitate that the US abandon the strategy of dual deterrence and it doesn't mean that the United States should seek to reconstitute its prior degree of dominance. Posturing the U.S. military to convince the CCP that the PLA could not succeed in any and every contingency over Taiwan is infeasible in the near term and likely beyond. The PLA is advances are considerable and ongoing, geography works in its favor, and history demonstrates that it's far easier to arrive at an overconfident assessment of relative capability than it is to arrive at an accurate one. Attempting to demonstrate superiority for all contingencies would require a commitment of forces that would inhibit the United States from behaving like the global power that it is with global interests to which its military must also attend. This posture, moreover, is not necessary for dual deterrence to extend its 40 year record of success. We can instead encourage the government of Taiwan to adopt a defense concept that forces the PLA into sub-optimal strategies and increases the battle damage Beijing would have to anticipate and accept. 46:45 Dr. Melanie W. Sisson: U.S. military superiority in the Persian Gulf and Indian Ocean allows us to threaten the maritime shipping upon which China depends for access to energy, global markets, and supply chains. The inevitable damage a use of force would cause to the global economy and the imposition of sanctions and restricted access to critical inputs needed to sustain China's economic development and the quality of life of its people, moreover, would certainly compound China's losses. 1:04:50 Adm. Harry B. Harris: We're going to share the crown jewel of America's military technology, the nuclear submarine and the nuclear reactors, with another country and that's Australia. We have not done that with any other country, except for the UK, back in the late 50s, and into the 60s. So here we have the two countries with with that capability, the United States and the UK, and we're going to share that with Australia. It's significant. But it's only going to going to be significant over the long term if we follow through. So it's a decade long process. You know, some people the CNO, Chief of Naval Operations, has said it could be 30 years before we see an Australian nuclear submarine underway in the Indian Ocean. I said that if we put our hearts and minds to it, and our resources to it, and by ours, I mean the United States', the UK's and Australia's, we can do this faster than that. I mean we put a man on the moon and eight years, and we developed a COVID vaccine in one year. We can do this, but we're going to have to put our shoulders to the task for Australia, which has a tremendous military. For them to have the long reach of a nuclear submarine force would be dramatic. It would help us dramatically. It would change the balance of power in the Indian Ocean, and it will make Australia a Bluewater navy. They are our key ally in that part of the world and I'm all for it. 1:32:05 Adm. Harry B. Harris: I think this issue of strategic clarity versus strategic ambiguity is critical, and we have been well served, I'll be the first to say that, by the policy of strategic ambiguity with Taiwan over the past 44 years, but I think the time for ambiguity is over. I think we have to be as clear about our intent with regard to what would happen if the PRC invades Taiwan as the PRC is clear in its intent that it's ultimately going to seize Taiwan if need. 1:41:25 Adm. Harry B. Harris: I used to talk about during the Cold War with the Soviet Union, almost every branch of the U.S. government understood that the Soviet Union was the threat. You know, I used to joke even a park ranger, Smokey Bear, would tell you that the Soviets were the bad guys. We didn't have that comprehensive unified view of the PRC. You know, State Department looked at as in negotiation, DOD look at it as a military operation, Commerce looked at it as a trading partner, and Treasury looked at it as a lender. So we didn't have this unified view across the government. But I think now we are getting to that unified view and I think the Congress has done a lot to get us in that position. 1:49:45 Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL): We have the capability to block the transmission of information from the balloon back to China, don't we? Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr.: We do. Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL): And in this type of an environment do you think it's probably likely that we did that? Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr.: I would only guess, but I think General van Herk said that -- Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL): Well you can't see any reason why we wouldn't do that, right? U.S.-Taiwan Relations March 14, 2014 House Foreign Affairs Committee Witnesses: Kin Moy, [Former] Deputy Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, U.S. Department of State Clips 7:20 [Former] Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY): Taiwan is a flourishing multiparty democracy of over 20 million people with a vibrant free market economy. It is a leading trade partner of the United States alongside much bigger countries like Brazil and India. Over the past 60 years, the U.S.-Taiwan relationship has undergone dramatic changes, but Taiwan's development into a robust and lively democracy underpins the strong U.S.-Taiwan friendship we enjoy today. 14:00 Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA): I think that it's important that we provide Taiwan the tools to defend itself, but Taiwan needs to act as well. Taiwan spends less than $11 billion on its defense, less than 1/5 per capita what we in America do, and God blessed us with the Pacific Ocean separating us from China. Taiwan has only the Taiwan Strait. On a percentage of GDP basis, Taiwan spends roughly half what we do. So we should be willing to sell them the tools and they should be willing to spend the money to buy those tools. 1:11:50 Rep. Randy Weber (R-TX): I think Chris Smith raised the issue of a One China policy. Does it not bother you that that exists, that there are statements that people have made, high level officials, that said they they agreed on one China policy? Does the administration not view that as a problem? Kin Moy: Our one China policy is one that has existed for several decades now. Rep. Randy Weber (R-TX): Okay. Well, I take that as a no, but let me follow up with what Jerry Connolly said. So you haven't sold submarines yet, you don't take Beijing into account. People around the world watch us. Words and actions have consequences. Would you agree that y'all would be okay with a one Russia policy when it comes to Crimea and the Ukraine? Is that akin to the same kind of ideology? Kin Moy: Well, I can't speak to those issues. But again, we are obligated to provide those defense materials and services to Taiwan and we have been through several administrations, I think very vigilant in terms of providing that. U.S.-China Relations May 15, 2008 Senate Foreign Relations Committee Witnesses: Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations Harry Harding, Professor of International Affairs, George Washington University, 1995-2009 Clips 1:46:42 Richard N. Haass: The bottom line is China is not yet a military competitor, much less a military peer. Interestingly, I think Chinese leaders understand this. And they understand just how much their country requires decades of external stability so that they can continue to focus their energies and their attention on economic growth and political evolution. China is an emerging country, but in no way is it a revolutionary threat to world order as we know it. 1:47:20 Richard N. Haass: We alone cannot bring about a successful us Chinese relationship. What the Chinese do and say will count just as much. They will need to begin to exercise restraint and patience on Taiwan. There can be no shortcuts, no use of force. We, at the same time, must meet our obligations to assist Taiwan with its defense. We can also help by discouraging statements and actions by Taiwan's leaders that would be viewed as provocative or worse. 2:03:47 Harry Harding: Now with the support and encouragement of the United States, China has now become a member of virtually all the international regimes for which it is qualified. And therefore the process of integration is basically over, not entirely, but it's largely completed. And so the issue, as Bob Zoellick rightly suggested, is no longer securing China's membership, but encouraging it to be something more, what he called a "responsible stakeholder." So this means not only honoring the rules and norms of the system, but also enforcing them when others violate them, and assisting those who wish to join the system but who lack the capacity to do so. It means, in other words, not simply passive membership, but active participation. It means accepting the burdens and responsibilities of being a major power with a stake in international peace and stability, rather than simply being a free rider on the efforts of others. Now, China's reacted to the concept of responsible stakeholding with some ambivalence. On the one hand, it appreciates that the United States is thereby seeking a positive relationship with China. It suggests that we can accept and even welcome the rise of Chinese power and Beijing's growing role in the world. It certainly is seen by the Chinese as preferable to the Bush administration's earlier idea that China would be a strategic competitor of the United States, as was expressed during the campaign of 2000 and in the early months of 2001. However, Beijing also perceives, largely correctly, that America's more accommodative posture as expressed in this concept is conditional. China will be expected to honor international norms and respect international organizations that it did not create and it may sometimes question. And even more worrying from Beijing's perspective is the prospect that it's the United States that is reserving the right to be the judge as to whether Chinese behavior on particular issues is sufficiently responsible or not. Taiwanese Security August 4, 1999 Senate Foreign Relations Committee Witnesses: David “Mike” M. Lampton, Founding Director, Chinese Studies Program, Nixon Center Stanley Roth, Assistant Secretary, East Asian and Pacific Affairs, U.S. Department of State Caspar W. Weinberger, Former Secretary, Department of Defense James Woolsey, Former Director, CIA Clips 9:00 Sen. Joe Biden (D-DE): Taiwan security, in my view, flows from its democratic form of government's growing economic, cultural and political contacts with the mainland and, ultimately, the United States' abiding commitment to a peaceful resolution of the Taiwan question. In my opinion, we should concentrate on strengthening those areas rather than spend time pre-authorizing the sales of weapon systems, some of which don't even exist yet. 20:10 Stanley Roth: There are three pillars of the [Clinton] administration's policy. First, the administration's commitment to a One China policy is unchanged. Regardless of the position of the parties, we have not changed our policy. The President has said that both publicly and privately. Second, we believe that the best means to resolve these issues is by direct dialogue between the parties themselves. We have taken every opportunity, including on my own trip to Beijing last week with Ken Lieberthal from the NSC, to urge the PRC to continue this dialogue. It strikes us that it's precisely when times are difficult that you need to dialogue, and to cancel it because of disagreements would be a mistake. China has not yet indicated whether or not these talks will continue in the Fall, as had been previously anticipated, but they put out a lot of hints suggesting that it wouldn't take place, and we are urging them to continue with this dialogue. Third point that is integral to our position. We have stressed again, at every opportunity, the importance of a peaceful resolution of this issue and the President has made that absolutely clear, as did Secretary Albright in her meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Tong in Singapore last week, as did Ken Leiberthal and I in our meetings in Beijing. But China can have no doubts about what the United States' position is, with respect to peaceful resolution of this issue. 1:29:15 Caspar Weinberger: So I don't think that we should be hampered by or felt that we are in any way bound by what is said by the communique, nor should we accept the argument that the communique sets the policy of the United States. 1:32:50 Caspar Weinberger: There are two separate states now, with a state-to-state relationship, and that the unification which was before emphasized, they repeated again in the statement of Mr. Koo, the head of their Trans- Strait Negotiating Committee, that the unification might come when China itself, the mainland, changes, but that that has not been the case and it is not now the case. 1:41:15 David “Mike” Lampton: Once both the mainland and Taiwan are in the WTO, each will have obligations to conduct its economic relations with the other according to international norms and in more efficient ways than now possible. 1:45:20 James Woolsey: The disestablishment of large, state-owned enterprises in China over the long run will bring some economic freedoms, I believe, that will quite possibly help change China and Chinese society and make it more conducive over time to political freedoms as well. But in the short run, the unemployment from the disestablishment of those enterprises can lead to substantial instability. U.S.-Taiwan Relations February 7, 1996 Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs Witness: Winston Lord, Assistant Secretary of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, U.S. Department of State Clips 16:45 Winston Lord: The Taiwan Relations Act of 1979 forms the basis of US policy regarding the security of Taiwan. Its premise is that an adequate defense in Taiwan is conducive to maintaining peace and security while differences remain between Taiwan and the PRC. I'm going to quote a few sections here because this is a very important statement of our policy. Section two B states, "It is the policy of the United States to consider any effort to determine the future of Taiwan by other than peaceful means, including by boycotts or embargoes, a threat to the peace and security of the Western Pacific area, and of grave concern to the United States. To provide Taiwan with arms of a defensive character, and to maintain the capacity of the United States to resist any resort to force or other forms of coercion that would jeopardize the security or the socioeconomic system of the people on Taiwan." Section three of the TRA also provides that the "United States will make available to Taiwan such defense articles and defense services in such quantity as may be necessary to enable Taiwan to maintain a sufficient self defense capability." 18:00 Winston Lord: The key elements of the US policy toward the Taiwan question are expressed in the three joint communiques with the PRC as follows. The United States recognizes the government of the PRC as the sole legal government of China. The US acknowledges the Chinese position that there is but one China and Taiwan as part of China. In 1982, the US assured the PRC that it has no intention of pursuing a policy of two Chinas, or one China, one Taiwan. Within this context, the people the US will maintain cultural, commercial and other unofficial relations with the people of Taiwan. The US has consistently held that the resolution of the Taiwan issue is a matter to be worked out peacefully by the Chinese themselves. A sole and abiding concern is that any resolution be peaceful. 19:30 Winston Lord: The U.S. government made reciprocal statements concerning our intentions with respect to arms sales to Taiwan, that we did not intend to increase the quantity or quality of arms supplied, and in fact intended gradually to reduce the sales. At the time the joint communique was signed, we made it clear to all parties concerned that our tensions were premised on the PRC's continued adherence to a policy of striving for peaceful reunification with Taiwan. 21:30 Winston Lord: The basic inventory of equipment which Taiwan has or will have in its possession will, in our view, be sufficient to deter any major military action against Taiwan. While arms sales policy aims to enhance the self defense capability of Taiwan, it also seeks to reinforce stability in the region. We will not provide Taiwan with capabilities that might provoke an arms race with the PRC or other countries in the region. 21:55 Winston Lord: Decisions on the release of arms made without proper consideration of the long term impact. both on the situation in the Taiwan Strait and on the region as a whole, would be dangerous and irresponsible. If armed conflict were actually breakout in the Taiwan Strait, the impact on Taiwan, the PRC, and indeed the region, would be extremely serious. The peaceful, stable environment that has prevailed in the Taiwan Strait since the establishment of our current policy in 1979 has promoted progress and prosperity on both sides of the Taiwan Strait. The benefits to Taiwan and the PRC have been obvious and I outline these in my statement. All of these achievements would be immediately put at risk in the event of conflict in the Strait. Conflict would also be costly to the United States and to our friends and allies in the region. Any confrontation between the PRC and Taiwan, however limited in scale or scope, would destabilize the military balance in East Asia and constrict the commerce and shipping, which is the economic lifeblood of the region. It would force other countries in the region to reevaluate their own defense policies, possibly fueling an arms race with unforeseeable consequences. It would seriously affect the tens of thousands of Americans who live and work in Taiwan and the PRC. Relations between the US and the PRC would suffer damage regardless of the specific action chosen by the President, in consultation with Congress. For all these reasons, we are firmly determined to maintain a balanced policy, which is best designed to avoid conflict in the area. Music Presented in This Episode Intro & Exit: Tired of Being Lied To by David Ippolito (found on Music Alley by mevio)