In this episode, Rick Mulready reveals the exciting new direction he's taking his business. Rick doesn't just discuss the potential of AI; he breaks it down into a practical, step-by-step approach accessible to all online business owners.Please click here to give an honest Rating/Review for the show on iTunes! Thanks for your support!Links from this episode:Subscribe to The Art of Online Business's YouTube ChannelGet The Lead Gen Cheat Code: The Easiest Way To Get High Quality, Affordable Leads Without Paying for a Facebook Ads ManagerListen to Rick's 'The AI-Powered Business' podcastAdding another layer to the AI journey, Rick, in collaboration with AI expert Rachel Woods, introduces his latest venture: The AI-Powered Business podcast.Tune in for this exciting episode and empower yourself to take your business to the next level with AI.Kwadwo [QUĀY.jo] Sampany-Kessie's Links:Grab the Facebook Ads Lead Gen Cheat Code course to cut your lead costs and double your email list!Visit Kwadwo's website for Facebook Ads helpLearn about the online business software Rick and Kwadwo recommend and useVisit Kwadwo's website to learn how he can hire a VA for you:https://quayjo.com/hireyourvaSay hi to Kwadwo on InstagramRick Mulready's Links:Visit Rick's websiteDM Rick on InstagramFull episodes of The Art of Online Business Podcast on YouTubeTimestamps:00:00 - Introduction00:52 - Rick's sabbatical led to new plans03:26 - AI tools streamline business and save time08:17 - Reinspired by different aspect of online business12:30 - Partnering to simplify AI for non-technical people14:36 - Using AI to streamline Facebook ad process18:18 - Big plans for my new company, revenue sources20:18 - I made a basic website myself with AI24:40 - Delay due to desire for relevant questions26:56 - New podcast coming soonHead to Kwadwo's website https://quayjo.com tohave Kwadwo review your ads, ads strategy or funnel or tobook a call to talk with him about his ads management services. Download your free Facebook Lead Gen Ads Setup Checklist! Click here to subscribe to The Art Of Online Business's YouTube channel so you can see the funnel fixing advice!
Holiday shopping is in full force, and one place you could turn to for gift ideas is generative AI chatbots. Cordilia James from the WSJ's personal tech team joins host Julie Chang to discuss how to use AI to make your shopping list and why you should check it twice. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
MERCH SALE: davidsamsonpodcast.com Today's word of the day is ‘Carolina reaper' as in the pepper as in the grim reaper as in hot seat as in David Tepper as in the Carolina Panthers have fired Frank Reich. 11 games into his first season. Tepper is onto coach number 6 (interims included) in 7 years. (17:38) Sports Illustrated using AI to write stories!? Say it ain't so! (34:07) Review: Oppenheimer. (40:07) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about the St. Louis Cardinals and the latest additions to the team. (45:12) NPPOD Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Boys discuss S.I. publishing multiple articles written by fake, AI-generated authors, with at least some of the articles themselves having been produced by AI. And we get Off The Bus, and Off The Bus with Davey's Sunglasses. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
MERCH SALE: davidsamsonpodcast.com Today's word of the day is ‘Carolina reaper' as in the pepper as in the grim reaper as in hot seat as in David Tepper as in the Carolina Panthers have fired Frank Reich. 11 games into his first season. Tepper is onto coach number 6 (interims included) in 7 years. (17:38) Sports Illustrated using AI to write stories!? Say it ain't so! (34:07) Review: Oppenheimer. (40:07) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about the St. Louis Cardinals and the latest additions to the team. (45:12) NPPOD Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In a world of constant information overload, how do you stay connected with your network and build meaningful relationships? Canay Deniz, Co-Founder and CEO of Ren joins us on the podcast to discuss a groundbreaking software that leverages artificial intelligence to get you in touch with the people you care about most, at the times it matters most.Discover the power of AI in strengthening relationships, improving efficiency, and achieving professional success. Don't miss out on this eye-opening conversation that will change the way you think about networking and relationship management.3 Big Takeaways from this episode:Right person, right time, right context...AI can systematize luck: There are moments in life where the right circumstances can completely change the trajectory of your career. Usually that requires putting the right people together at the right moment within the right context, something we'd traditionally call luck. Ren is systematizing luck. By scouring over 350,000 sources across the Internet and prioritizing content to what matters most to you, you can discover the important moments in the lives of your network, connect with them at these opportune moments, and spark opportunities you never would've been able to construct otherwise.Properly used, AI can actually improve your relationships with your network: Many of the social media tools we use have the tendency to build shallow relationships defined by posting and reacting. Canay's team has worked hard to build a tool that does just the opposite. Ren was intentionally designed to foster meaningful relationships with your network. Properly used, the AI platform will save you the time of researching and discovering meaningful news about your network and allow you to focus on the personal connection with each person.When it comes to implementing AI, don't start with the tool, start with the problem you want to solve: There are a plethora of AI tools out there that claim to help businesses, schools and individuals do their work more efficiently. In the rush to embrace AI, make sure you're not investing in a solution that doesn't solve a problem in your organization. Just like any tool or software investment, start with the biggest challenges your organization is facing, then see what AI tools out there might solve that problem. Canay suggests some easy steps to get started on the process, along with some ideas on where to look for AI solutions.Special offer on Ren for The TechEd Podcast listeners!If this episode piqued your interest in Ren, we've got a special offer just for you. Click here to get started with Ren and use the code TECHED20 to get 20% off your first year.Connect with Ren online:LinkedIn | X (Twitter) | Connect with Canay on LinkedInView episode page: https://techedpodcast.com/ren/Instagram - Facebook - YouTube - TikTok - Twitter - LinkedIn
Courtenay invites Randy Tate to discuss his platform IFlip and everyday people can use it and empower themselves with the data and tools available to the professionals on Wall Street. Disclaimer: this is intended to be inspiration & entertainment. We aim to inform, inspire & empower. Guest opinions/ statements are not a reflection of the host or podcast. Please note these are conversational dialogues. All statements and opinions are not necessarily meant to be taken as fact. Please do your own research. Thanks for watching! ————————————————— Follow & Connect with Randy: https://www.linkedin.com/in/randytatefws/ iFlip: https://iflipinvest.com/ ————————————————— Follow & Connect with Courtenay: https://www.courtenayturner.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/CourtenayTurner TruthSocial: https://truthsocial.com/@CourtenayTurner Instagram: https://instagram.com/kineticcourtz Telegram: https://t.me/courtenayturnerpodcastcommunity Read some of her articles: https://www.truthmatters.biz Listen to &/or watch the podcast here! https://linktr.ee/courtenayturner Support my work & Affiliate links: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/courtzt https://zstacklife.com/?ref=COURTENAYTURNER EXPAT MONEY SUMMIT 2023: https://2023.expatmoneysummit.com MAKE HONEY GREAT AGAIN https://www.makehoneygreatagain.com/ Promo Code: COURTZ FOX N SONS Coffee: https://www.foxnsons.com Promo Code: CTP Richardson Nutritional Center: https://rncstore.com/courtz The wellness company: https://www.twc.health/?ref=UY6YiLPqkwZzUX Enroll link: https://app.sharehealthcare.com/enroll? Referral code: courtz www.HolyHydrogen.com Discount code: UPRISING144K LMNT: http://drinklmnt.com/CourtenayTurner Ignite Sales: https://www.universityofreason.com/a/29887/KVR3yvZo Mindset workshop: https://www.universityofreason.com/a/2147526145/KVR3yvZo Critical thinking trivium method: https://www.universityofreason.com/a/2147486641/KVR3yvZo Solutions webinar: https://www.universityofreason.com/a/2147492490/KVR3yvZo Richard's GTW freedom vault: https://www.universityofreason.com/a/2147506649/KVR3yvZo https://www.universityofreason.com/a/29887/KVR3yvZo ©2023 All Rights Reserved Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Are you looking for a way to integrate AI into your business? In this podcast episode, Cara discusses how she uses AI, specifically ChatGPT, to assist in planning and managing her business. Cara talks about how AI can help busy moms work smarter and not harder. Links: A PURPOSE-DRIVEN MOM SHOW NOTES: apurposedrivenmom.com/podcast383 The 15-Minute Formula Book by: Cara Harvey https://apurposedrivenmom.com/book Check out the routine expansion roadmap here: https://www.purposedrivenmomprenuer.com/routine-expansion-roadmap/ Resources: Join the Purpose Driven Mom Club! Subscribe to the Purpose Driven Mom Youtube Channel Follow us on Instagram Join the Facebook Group Follow the Facebook Page Follow us on Pinterest Join us on TikTok
"Launching isn't just about having all the ducks in a row. It's also about how you show up." -Monique Are you a business owner looking to level up your social media game?Learn the secrets to Instagram Reels's success and how to grow your business with Monique Forcella a global speaker and Instagram Reels expert. Monique shares her expertise in Instagram organic growth and highlights the importance of utilizing Reels to stay ahead in business. She discusses her own experience of pivoting her business strategy during the COVID pandemic and how it turned out to be a blessing in disguise. Tune in to unlock these invaluable lessons for your own business journey.Episode Highlights:00:00 - Episode trailer02:14 - From $10 an hour to Instagram Reels Pro04:00 - Testing market without wasting money06:34 - Launching a podcast09:43 - Work ethic and inspiration14:27 - Quitting and starting anew15:30 - Polarizing public figures19:24 - Not needing a website22:10 - Attracting the right audience27:48 - Creating entertaining content as an accountant29:51 - Using reels in thought leadership32:41 - Time management and content creation35:04 - Managing time for content creation38:43 - TikTok and personal connection42:32 - Finding the perfect client44:14 - Psychographics of your audience48:59 - Using AI for content ideas53:14 - Letting go of being the middleman57:04 - Money-generating activities and prioritizationAbout My Guest:Monique Forcella is an Instagram and business coach and speaker known for revolutionizing the strategies of coaches and service-based businesses in transforming their followers into profitable ventures. Her journey commenced humbly, with her setting up her business from the corner of her room without a website or a concrete plan. Initially starting with zero followers and a lone post on Instagram, Monique struggled to navigate the platform's potential, often prioritizing client work over her own marketing endeavors. It was only after she decided to fully commit to leveraging Instagram that her business skyrocketed within a mere 18 months. Eschewing conventional tactics, Monique steered away from elaborate technology, websites, extensive email lists, constant posting, or complex ad campaigns, choosing instead to focus on positioning herself as a leading figure in her field and creating content that magnetizes her ideal clientele, predominantly on Instagram. Her approach, devoid of intricate strategies and conventional wisdom, challenges norms and emphasizes authenticity and targeted content over traditional marketing methods.Find out more about Monique Website: https://thesocialista.com.au/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thesocialista_/Join the Dream Out Loud Facebook Communityhttps://bit.ly/2RSBKVFFollow me on Instagram herehttps://www.Instagram.com/morgantnelsonSubscribe to my YouTube channelhttps://www.youtube.com/@morgantnelson
Eric and I agree: Tersh Blissett would win the best-dressed in HVAC award if there was one. But beyond his dashing apparel, Tersh is a person of many talents. As a visionary creator of the Service Business Mastery podcast (now with co-host Josh Crouch), he is a font of wisdom and inspiration that has been flowing since 2017 when he became part of Bryan Orr's Blue Collar Roots Network with me (and this podcast) and others. While the Blue Collar Roots Network is now defunct, the spirit still lives on. Tersh has a great entrepreneurial mind, building multiple profitable home service businesses that thrive in the small-town market of Savannah, GA. He is a constant learner, in both the technical and businesses aspects of his work, but more than that he is a great communicator of what he learns as he keeps a crazy schedule between his business, his podcast, his community work and most importantly his family. He truly puts people over profits and teaches everyone from his office staff to his technicians to do the same. Tersh excels in bringing the very best technology to everything he does in the HVAC Tersh's Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tershblissett/ Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/c/servicebusinessmasterypodcast This episode was recorded in October 2023
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We're back with another episode of the Weekly Buzz with Helium 10's Chief Brand Evangelist, Bradley Sutton. Every week, we cover the latest breaking news in the Amazon, Walmart, and E-commerce space, interview someone you need to hear from and provide a training tip for the week. How Amazon is using AI to ensure authentic customer reviews https://www.aboutamazon.eu/news/policy/how-amazon-is-using-ai-to-ensure-authentic-customer-reviews Temu, Shein far lag Amazon as online holiday shopping ramps up https://www.reuters.com/business/retail-consumer/temu-shein-far-lag-amazon-online-holiday-shopping-ramps-up-2023-11-22/ Amazon to Launch Live Shopping Deals During Black Friday Football Game on Prime Video https://variety.com/2023/shopping/news/amazon-black-friday-football-game-prime-deals-1235805778/ Hyundai to Sell Vehicles on Amazon Starting in 2024 https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a45896102/hyundai-amazon-car-sales-2024/ Stay tuned as we discuss the latest new features from Helium 10 and share some valuable newsletters to keep you in the loop. Later on, we share some game-changing strategies with Mina Elias for auditing your Amazon PPC campaigns. You'll learn how to manage campaigns effectively and monitor and improve campaign performance. Join us for this exciting episode! In this episode of the Weekly Buzz by Helium 10, Bradley covers: 01:02 - AI Review Police 03:20 - Temu, Shein Lagging 04:53 - Black Friday Football 06:45 - Amazon Posts Videos 08:15 - Hyundai Buy Box 10:00 - Billion Dollar Seller Newsletter 11:00 - Commerce Accelerated 11:35 - Weekly Buzz 12:19 - Helium 10 New Feature Alerts 16:20 - ProTraining Tip: How To Audit Your PPC Campaigns with Mina Elias ► Instagram: instagram.com/serioussellerspodcast ► Free Amazon Seller Chrome Extension: https://h10.me/extension ► Sign Up For Helium 10: https://h10.me/signup (Use SSP10 To Save 10% For Life) ► Learn How To Sell on Amazon: https://h10.me/ft ► Watch The Podcasts On YouTube: youtube.com/@Helium10/videos Transcript Bradley Sutton: Amazon is employing AI to police fraudulent reviews. Timo and Sheen are lagging in holiday sales. This week is the first ever Amazon Black Friday football game. You soon can have videos for Amazon Post. These and much more stories on today's weekly buzz. How cool is that? Pretty cool, I think. Bradley Sutton: Hello, everybody, and welcome to another episode of the Serious Sellers podcast by Helium 10. I am your host, Bradley Sutton, and this is the show that is our Helium 10 Weekly Buzz, where we give you a rundown of all the goings on as far as news goes in the Amazon, Walmart, e-commerce world. We give you all the latest new Helium 10 features that have been released this week and we give you training tips the week that will give you serious strategies for Serious Sellers of any level in the e-commerce world. Let's see what's buzzing. All right, today is Thursday. Yes, I'm recording this on Thursday. Yes, it's an American holiday, but we at the weekly buzz do not take any time off, guys. We want to make sure you guys know what's going on out there, so let's go ahead and hop right into the news. Bradley Sutton: The first article of the day is actually a was a press release by Amazon, and it's entitled how Amazon is Using AI to Ensure Authentic Customer Reviews. All right, you know a lot of us worry, sometimes complaining about, you know, a lot of competitors doing some black hat strategies in reviews, right, and so this article goes in to talk about how advanced AI helps publish authentic reviews and weed out the fake ones. You know it mentions how the vast majority of reviews pass this Amazon bar of authenticity and they get posted right away, but that they're using AI to kind of look or try and detect if there's potential review abuse and if that happens, they either delete the review, they take action against the reviewer A lot of interesting things this article talks about. Now, the thing that almost kind of like worried me was that I still see, in 2023, a lot of obviously fraudulent reviews. You know where it's reviews that have to do with, you know products that you know are not even part of. You know the listing and a whole bunch of other things. This article was talking about how, in 2022, amazon observed and blocked more than 200 million fake reviews. So it's like that's kind of crazy if you think about it. Like that's last year and this year I'm still seeing reviews like man. That's a lot of reviews and a lot of you know, fake reviews and bad reviews. So it's funny because you know, we've been talking about that FTC lawsuit and I I've always mentioned how there is like so many other things I think that Amazon sellers are worried about. Uh, as far as Amazon goes, that the things that that FTC thing is and I would say the like, the fake reviews is one of them where all of a sudden, some new competitor comes in and within like three days, there's like a thousand reviews or or all of us, and they, they merge a whole bunch of listings and or resurrect some dead listing, those reviews for a phone case, but you know it's really for a coffin shelf or something. I mean, these are the things that, uh, you know I think a lot of Amazon sellers hope that you know Amazon would crack down more on. Hey, this article might be a move in the right direction If it's utilizing more advanced AI. Obviously, ai in 2023 and 2024 is not what it was in 2022. So maybe there is uh kind of like light at the end of this tunnel. Bradley Sutton: Next article is from Reuters and it's entitled T moon Shane lag far behind as online holiday shopping uh ramps up. So you know, like I've been talking about this cause it comes up in the news a lot, how you know they're making a lot of waves, so many people are going to their websites and stuff. But I'm not. I never really was worried, uh, about you know, t moon she like biting into Amazon sales. Even Amazon's not worried. We talked about in the weekly buzz before how Amazon is not even doing price matching on these websites Cause it doesn't even really consider it like on the same level. Now, uh, similar web in this article said that hey, nine out of 10 visitors to T moon and sheen and when I say a lot, you know visitors there's millions of uh, uh visitors coming this holiday season. This article says nine out of 10 are window shoppers, not buyers. All right, sheen's website drew 28.6 million unique visitors in October, which is up from a year before, but visits that resulted in actual transactions, you know, a visit to the website that ended up in a sale went down to 4.1%. How does Amazon compare? 56% of Amazon's 268 million monthly visits in October resulted in sale. So, again, like I don't think Amazon is is scared or we as Amazon sellers need to worry about all this traffic that's going to, like T moon and sheen, people are not really buying on there right now. You know things could, of course, change, but as of now you can. You could see that. You know, buyer intent is really lacking on those other websites. Bradley Sutton: Uh, speaking of Amazon, uh, this next article is from Variety. The title is Amazon to launch live shopping deals during black Friday football game on prime video. All right, so the very first ever black Friday football game is happening. Usually, you know, thursday, thanksgiving, Thursday, football is kind of a big thing. Now, the first ever Amazon black Friday game and it's going to be broadcast on Amazon and says deals are going to go live during pre game, half time and post game sales. All right, and there will also be one big limited time deal per quarter. Bradley Sutton: Now there's rumors about what these might be. You know some say it's like. You know, might be some big uh from beats by Dre and Lego and different things. Now you might think, well, you know that it doesn't. That's not me, you know I don't have my deals on there. But again, we've been talking about kind of like a move by Amazon to start having more deals with their prime video and their video assets, and even though this might not have regular third party sellers. Bradley Sutton: You know we're not going to afford uh, you know, a spot in this once a year. You know, you know football game. But imagine, you know if millions of people are watching football and you know a certain percentage of them are going to go to buy these beats by Dre, or these legals or these other things. Now, all of a sudden guess what? It's a you know, commercial time, or it's a break, it's halftime, they're on the Amazon app and they're buying something else, but now that they might go ahead and browse other other things, you know. So this is good for for Amazon sellers. Even though you might not be taking advantage of this exact kind of advertising, you are advantaged by it because Amazon is sending all of this new traffic directly to Amazon and hopefully you know that they can find their way to one of your listings if they start browsing, you know, while they're waiting for the second half to start, or something like that. Bradley Sutton: So, interesting, interesting things, how you know, the world of advertising for, for Amazon and the world of sports and entertainment is coming a little bit more together. Next, one article is actually just from you know, from my buddy, jeff Cohen's LinkedIn. I've been seeing this. You know multiple people post about this. I don't have access to this in my account but I wanted to, you know, show Jeff's post here because he was the first one that I saw talk about it. But on LinkedIn he says that Amazon post is going to soon support video. So Amazon post, you know, hopefully you guys are utilizing that. We've talked about how you can use the Amazon AI and the helium 10. I had to create images and captions completely automatically with Amazon or for for Amazon posts, but soon you're now going to be able to upload video. You know I personally have been seeing Amazon posts come up more in search results than in the past. Perhaps you've seen that before. So imagine if now in the search results you can see Amazon posts that have video. All right, so it's going to be pretty cool. Jeff talks about here in his his LinkedIn posts that he says that, hey, shoppers who interact with a post end up performing 45% more branded searches, and brands with 10 plus post have, on average, compared to brands with fewer than 10 posts, two and a half more time store visits and almost four times more followers. And so you know, the thought being that, hey, that's just with static images. How much more could, potentially, having video now increase your branded search and some of your traffic? So if you don't have it in your Amazon post section yet, you know, like me, it's probably going to come in the next few days for you. All right. Bradley Sutton: Next article is actually from car and driver First time we're quoting car and driver here in the weekly buzz and it's entitled Hyundai to sell vehicles on Amazon starting in 2024. All right, says looking for a 2024 Hyundai, look no further than your Amazon Prime account. Now, again, does this affect third party sellers? You know, maybe, maybe not. I just thought this was an interesting kind of like article here, because that's just kind of crazy If you think about where things are going now. Basically, this article is saying that, hey, you're going to be able to like, pick your color and everything. You're going to use the buy box. There's going to be different dealers that maybe have different offerings. Different dealerships are now playing the game of fighting for the buy box like arbitrage sellers. There's no, there's no haggling here, and I just think it's like kind of like fascinating where the world of online commerce is going to. You know, buying brand new cars online is not new, but Amazon obviously is going to be the biggest website ever to sell new cars. And who knows, you know, maybe I'm just waiting for the first dealership to make a mistake on their coupon and they don't realize there's some coupons or deal of the day stacking and I'll be able to get a new Hyundai Santa Fe for like 50% off or something. My very first ever new car was a 1999 Hyundai Elantra. So yeah, I kind of only drive like he is and things now, but I still love my Korean car. So, who knows, maybe I might be one of the ones to be one of the first ones to buy a brand new car on Amazon. Bradley Sutton: All right, that's it for the news articles this week. Actually, not that much going on Now. Before we get into the helium 10 new feature alerts, I wanted to call attention to a couple of newsletters. I've never really been one to promote newsletters, never even had my own until a couple of weeks ago, but there's only three newsletters that I subscribe to, or that I actually read out of all the ones out there, and so the first one is actually the billion dollar sellers newsletter. All right, so that's made by, obviously, kevin King from the helium 10 elite program and the AMPM podcast. It's very, very valuable. All right, there's not BS in here. There's actionable strategies. There's not a whole bunch of fluff. A lot of humor in there, though. So if you guys want to get strategies that you can use right away and some no BS newsletter, go ahead and go to h10.me forward slash BDSN. H10.me forward slash BDSN. Completely free to subscribe to that newsletter and a lot of great stuff. That's the first kind of like outside newsletter I ever read in my life, just because it's the only one worth it to me. Bradley Sutton: Another one that I've been subscribing to for a little while is made by Pacvue's own Melissa. All right, so this is on LinkedIn and this is called commerce accelerated. So if you guys want to subscribe to it, go to h10.m/melissa. Another great newsletter. A lot of advertising in there and a lot of, you know, high level strategies as well as stuff that affects, you know, third party sellers. The last article was a recap on Amazon unboxed that Melissa was at, and so I highly recommend subscribing to that newsletter. And then, of course, you know shameless plug. The last newsletter is the new weekly buzz newsletter that I'm doing. It's not just like a transcript of this weekly buzz. I go break down all of the news articles and have some video on there and some other. You know strategies as well. So if you guys want to subscribe on LinkedIn to my Helium 10 weekly buzz newsletter, just go to h10.me/newsletter. h10.me/newsletter. All right, now let's get into the Helium 10 new feature alerts. Every week, we are launching new tools, new features, new functionality. A lot of it comes from you, the users. So what do we have cooking for this week? Even though it's a short week, we still launching things. The very first one I want to talk about is for Cerebro and Magna, and these are custom filters. Bradley Sutton: This has been asked for by a lot of you out there and you know you guys all have maybe your own strategy of how you run Cerebro as part of your process, like right, like maybe. Hey, I'm going to analyze, you know, 15 different niches and for everyone, one of my criteria. For example, what do I have? Here I'm showing a search volume of a minimum 400. And then a minimum number of one competitor. Maximum two are ranking between one and 20. And these keywords have a title density of three, like, like. There's like six filters that I'm using right there. Now, if you're having to do this search 10 times a day, right, because you know you're just doing some bulk research, it's probably a hassle for you to have to, one by one, re-enter all of these filters in. So now what we have is, once you enter some filters, at the very bottom of Cerebro, you are going to want to go ahead and hit this button called save as filter preset, right. And once you hit that button, another window will come up allowing you to go ahead and put a preset name and you can say, hey, this is my, you know, keyword research version one or whatever. And now this is going to show up as a one click filter at the very top of Cerebro, so that when you get into Cerebro, you enter the ASINs, you can just hit one button and it automatically populates your filters. Same thing for magnet. All right, let's say I have this process where I'm like hey, I out of all these keywords from what came out from, you know, these thousands of keywords that came out inside of my magnet search show me everything that has 500 search volume, that's at least three words, and that there's only 300 competing products for this keyword. Right, again, it might take a little bit of time to enter all these filters in. Once you do that again, just hit the save as filter preset and what's going to happen is you can just name this filter and then now, when you enter in, go into a magnet search, you are going to be able to just, you know, hit that button and your exact filters are going to come out. Bradley Sutton: The next and the only other update for the days is for those of you who are on the Helium 10 supercharge. You know, plan our supercharge plans for like eight, nine figure sellers. You guys have some pretty crazy graphs that you're going to be able to do, all right. So on your insights dashboard you're at the very bottom there's a, there's a button that says add a chart, right, you know everybody else has access to this too, but you got supercharged members have access to kind of like a crazy, crazy next level charting system. All right, and this is just the beginning. Bradley Sutton: So it takes you to a new page and then basically, what you're going to want to see is you can choose any two metrics that you want to compare, like, hey, I'm going to compare my ad click through rate with my unit soul. I want to compare RoAS, ACoS, ad spend and net profit. You know, all in the same chart. I want you know the dates to be preset. At this. I mean, like, pretty much, you're going to be able to now take anything that is in your, you know, helium 10 account, which comes from seller central, obviously all of your data, and then start putting it on graphs and tables and compare different things that you normally wouldn't be able to compare, because a lot of again, why do we have this? A lot of people were saying, hey, I love the data that's in Helium 10, but I end up having to, like, download it into Excel files and make my own power points and reports. No longer you can just compare anything you want, download the graphs and, and you know, make tables, et cetera. So that is for supercharged members. All right, that's it for the Helium 10 new feature alerts for this week. Bradley Sutton: Last up, we have our training tip of the week and it's actually a PPC training tip, and it's with a guest speaker, mina Elias, who you guys all know and love, and this one is going to be about how you can audit your account. Like, maybe you haven't been paying enough attention to your PPC, well, how can you go in there and give it an audit, mina, let us know how. Mina question that we've gotten from our audience is hey, you know, I've been running PPC for a while. I'm running it on my own for now. How can I run like an audit to know if I'm doing well or not? What are the things that you look at so that somebody can really understand like, hey, I'm doing excellent. Or you know what? I need some improvement here and there? Mina: Yeah, so I'll walk you through our audits and basically how I do an audit like step by step. Step number one I'm looking at portfolios. Are you organizing your products into portfolios, you know? Do you have like multiple child ASINs that are that have different campaigns, or are you lumping all of your, your child ASINs into the same campaigns? So then I would create the portfolios. Mina: Next is my campaign naming convention. So are the campaigns named? Easily? For us it's like product code space dash space. You know the type of the ad, like close match, loose match, complements or substitutes, if it's auto, broad phraser, exact, product targeting, expanded ASIN, so what's the type of the ad? Space dash space. And then it's like the purpose of the ad. So if it has a purpose like ranking or you know branded, something like that, if it's like brand, brand name, and then you know space dash space, the source of the keywords, and so that's like if it came from helium 10 or if it came from the search term report or if it's like a main keyword or something like that. And that allows me to sort through campaigns pretty quickly, because whenever I'm looking at like show me all of the performance of my, like exact, you know keyword campaigns, then I can just type in exact in the search and it pops up. Mina: Next I'm looking at the budgets of the campaigns, especially for campaigns that are either running out of budget or have a good row as. So if your campaign has a low a cost or a good row as, there's no reason that the budget should be low, even if you feel like, okay, my budget's $50 and I'm only spending $25 a day, it doesn't matter. Because what I've noticed is if I go from 50 to 250, I'll go from spending $25 a day to $80 a day, and if the ACOS is good, then you're just going to make more sales with the good ACOS it's definitely worth trying. And then if you're running out of budget, obviously that's also red flag. You should always control your spending based on a bid level. So lower the bids to spend less, as opposed to capping, you know, your spend on a budget level, because that I've seen just kind of effects performance negatively. Mina: Then from there I'm going to click into the campaigns and I'm going to make sure that each of them have only one ad group. What I've noticed is multiple ad groups cause like, let's say, you have $100 budget, it could be $80 to one ad group and 20 to another ad group Again doesn't make any sense. I don't know why it happens, but it's something I want to avoid, because it could be that the $20 ad group is the one that has the better row, as but Amazon is. Primary objective is to make you sell more. And then, once I'm in the ad groups, the next thing I'm looking for is how many keywords do you have in there? If you have, you know, more than five keywords, I start suspecting that you might have keywords at the bottom not getting enough like budget. So I'll just sort by sales or sort by spend and then I'll see. Okay, you know keyword number one, two, three, four, five, they all have sales. But like six, seven, eight, they have like one sale in the last 30 to 60 days. And then keyword number nine onwards, they don't have any sales. So those keywords are all areas of opportunity. If I pause those keywords in that campaign, move them to, you know, create a new campaign with those keywords, give them another, another chance. With a good budget they could end up spending a lot more money on making sales. So that's the next thing that I look for. Mina: Then I go into the placements tab. So, you know, do I find any placements like top of search or product pages where the ROAS and the click through rates are significantly better than they are in the rest of search? So, for example, if I look at, you know, in a campaign, I look at the placement tab and I see the top of search has like a 8% click through rate instead of like a 0.4 in rest of search and it has like a 7x ROAS instead of a 3x ROAS. What I'm going to do is I'm going to increase the bid by placement, you know, by 25% or something like that, just a small number, to what I'm telling Amazon is, if my bid is a dollar, I'm allowing you to spend up to a dollar and 25 cents. If it means that I'm going to show up on the top of page one, because, you know, I've seen, based on the data I'm converting, well, there, then I'm going to go into the targeting tab or the bulk sheet. You know, if you don't know how to use the bulk sheet, just stick to the targeting tab. Mina: In the targeting tab I'm sorting for keywords that are not profitable, so only exact and product targeting. I'm going to, you know, just do either two types of keywords. One where I'm like orders equals zero and spend is greater than a certain number. So orders equals zero means it didn't make me any sales and I spent money. Let's say I spent more than $15, or like half of my product costs, with no sales. Mina: I'll tell you how to handle them in a second. So those ones, I'm going to lower the bids or eat or pause them. You know, if it's spent $30 in the last 90 days and it didn't make any sales, just at this point it's not going to make any more sales. It could in the future, once you conversion rate significantly higher, but not right now. Mina: So, and then the other thing is okay, I'm going to just sort by a cost. So show me everything that's greater than 75% echoes and again all of those. And warning guys, you know, for anything that's greater than 75% echoes, do not touch things that have a really good, like a really high number of sales, because the ACoS could be bad but in reality it could be driving a lot of sales, even on the organic side that it's just not being attributed. So again, ACoS is high. I'm going to lower the bids and then vice versa, I'm going to sort by anything that has like a row as greater than, let's say, 5x, for example, and then I'm going to increase the bids of all of those keywords, meaning I'm willing to show up higher in the search. And you can always do like a cross check with you know cerebral and see where you're ranking organically for those keywords. If you're ranking organically and sponsored high, you don't need to increase the bids, but if your organic and sponsored rank is low and your row as is good, it's worth trying to increase the bids, get more visibility, more clicks and more sales. Then I'm going to go into the search term report. That's the final piece. And in the search term report, again two directions. Mina: Number one keywords that are not working. This is for auto broad phrase and expanded ASIN. The reason is for a broad keyword, it could be 30 different keywords that are being triggered in the search terms that are, you know, resulting in bad performance. So maybe five of them, 10 of them are bad, like low row as or spending, no sales, and then five or 10 are very good. So you want to keep the good ones and then negative the bad ones. So, again, a filter sales equals zero, spend greater than $15. Mina: Take all of those keywords and go into the campaigns and add them as negatives, negative, exact, and then you know a cost greater than 85%. Again, be careful for keywords that are generating a lot of sales. But I can take all of those keywords, add them as negatives in the campaigns and then vice versa, I can identify any keywords with like greater than five RoAS. Take all of those keywords, find which match types they're not currently being targeted in. So maybe they're in broad, they got discovered in broad but I'm not actually targeting them in an exact campaign or a broad campaign or whatever. And then I take those keywords and start launching them in new campaigns so I can get more visibility on those keywords. But that's essentially what I'm doing, that, step by step, awesome. Bradley Sutton: Awesome, all right guys. So if you want to get more tips from Mina about how to you know run PPC, make sure to check out his company and hubhealium10.com. You can look for Trivium. Or if you have a platinum account or higher, make sure to check out PPC Academy. It's in your learning hub on your Helium 10 dashboard. He's got tons of great modules there. Mina, thanks a lot for joining us. Mina: Thanks for having me All right. Bradley Sutton: Thanks very much, Mina, for that, and thanks to all of you guys for tuning in. Hope you guys enjoyed this edition and we'll see you next week to see what's buzzing.
In this week's episode, we explore the dynamic world of e-commerce with Blair Anderson, an Amazon e-commerce strategist and entrepreneur since 2008. Blair, with a rich history managing VendorCentral accounts, shares insights from his coding sabbatical as a Senior Software Engineer at Instacart. Now at the helm of an agency overseeing +40,000 SKUs, Blair leverages AI and automation to drive Amazon growth and champion efficiency. Discover the intersection of e-commerce and coding, gaining valuable insights for productivity and profitability. Connect with Blair Anderson. Subscribe for tech, entrepreneurship, and success stories. Takeaways :Automation Advantage: Blair emphasizes the power of automation, detailing how leveraging technology, including over 100 bots, allows his agency to focus on significant challenges while ensuring that nothing slips through the cracks. Strategic Integration of AI: Blair's agency strategically integrates AI and automation to streamline e-commerce processes, enhancing efficiency and empowering brands on Amazon. Technical Skills for Amazon Growth: Anderson's journey involves a coding sabbatical, where he honed his technical skills as a Senior Software Engineer at Instacart. This technical expertise has been instrumental in optimizing Amazon growth strategies. Effortless Product Setup: Blair describes the beauty of early Amazon days, where setting up a product was a one-time effort involving uploading images, leading to seamless sales without the hassle of shipping, fulfillment, or returns. Legacy Transformation: Anderson narrates how his agency played a pivotal role in helping traditional companies transition into the digital age, showcasing the transformative power of e-commerce strategies. Balancing Automation and Human Expertise: While employing AI and automation, Blair acknowledges the importance of focusing human brains on significant challenges, highlighting a harmonious blend of technology and expertise. Quote of the Show: In the AI era, update content with tools like Amazon's A/B testing and ChatGPT. Rewriting for diverse customer personas offers a fresh perspective, creating new opportunities to boost sales. Links :https://blair.bizhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/andersonblair/https://www.youtube.com/@blairbizhttps://firstname.lastname@example.orgWant To Level Up Your Business? Register With Our SponsorsViably is the complete financial solution to help e-commerce business owners extend their cash flow through funding. Viably's revenue-based funding programs are designed to provide online sellers with the funding they need to achieve their business goals. Whether you need to increase your inventory or ramp up your marketing efforts, Viably can help you access the capital you need to succeed.Claim your extra $1,500 when you qualify for $25,000 or more in funding. Go to www.runviably.com/legends and start your application today.
The future of OpenAI remains up in the air, and investors continue to push for the return of former CEO Sam Altman. Plus, Cordilia James from our personal tech team joins host Julie Chang with some AI tools you can use to spruce up your old or damaged photographs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
About The Guest(s):Nick Longo is a seasoned designer and educator with over 20 years of experience in the industry. He is the founder of Longo Designs and teaches design at California State University Northridge. Nick is passionate about using AI in design to improve efficiency and creativity. Support our Sponsors: Tired of working with middlemen and ready to buy packaging? Go direct: IDPdirect.com Don't know your B flute from your E flute? Get your packaging specifications under control: Specright.com Summary:Evelio Mattos and Nick Longo discuss the use of AI in design and how it can revolutionize the industry. They explore the process of using AI to generate design concepts and how it can be integrated into a portfolio to showcase innovative thinking. They emphasize the importance of transparency when using AI in client work and the potential impact it can have on the design industry. Nick and Evelio also discuss the benefits of using AI in various design projects, including packaging design, car design, and advertising. Key Takeaways: AI can be a game changer in design, improving efficiency and creativity. Integrating AI into the design process can lead to better results and happier clients. Using AI in portfolio projects can showcase innovative thinking and set designers apart in the job market. Transparency is important when using AI in client work to build trust and ensure clients understand the process. AI can be used in various design projects, including packaging design, car design, and advertising. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/packagingunboxd/message
David Marra is a Co-Founder and Managing Director of Markin and leads Research and Portfolio Management for Markin Asset Management. David has been an invited speaker on quantitative asset management at numerous family offices, hedge funds, conferences, and organizations including ALTSLA, NAPFA, and the Financial Planning Association (FPA). Throughout his career, David has developed a unique ability to explain complex portfolio concepts in a language advisors can use in client communications. David received an MBA from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business where he was a Fellowship recipient. He's been a Principal with the Boston Consulting Group, a founder of two artificial intelligence firms including a quantitative investment research firm, and early in his career was an assistant to Japan's former Minister of Defense. Listen to this insightful RIA episode with David Marra about using AI to reduce risk. Here is what to expect on this week's show: - Why it's it important to not be over-trusting of algorithms and remember the principles of finance and investing. - How Markin Asset Management takes a proactive approach to investing by targeting specific investor preferences to achieve desired outcomes. - Why Markin Asset Management methodology allows for better risk control, reduced exposure to downside risk, and improved income profiles for clients. - How Markin Asset Management aims to achieve a higher risk-adjusted return. - Why Markin Asset Management uses datasets and new technologies, like ChatGPT, to enhance their algorithms. Connect with David: Links Mentioned: https://markinfunds.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Employees who are not engaged or actively disengaged cost the world $8.8 trillion in lost productivity. This is equivalent to 9% of global GDP. The focus on creative talent attraction, candidate engagement, and employee engagement persists across industries. In Q4, artificial intelligence, particularly in HR, is a prominent and uncertain topic. PS: Wendy Sellers was published in USA Today.
In this episode, we delve into the burgeoning world of artificial intelligence in MedTech. Listen as we discuss the skepticism and opportunities associated with AI, the revolutionary impact on product development, and provide practical advice for professionals looking to harness AI's potential. Wade Schroeder, Medical Device Guru for Greenlight Guru, shares his expertise on MedTechs AI-powered tools that are redefining risk management and compliance. With a keen focus on the AI in MedTech Trend report, this conversation is a must-listen for those ready to lead at the forefront of medical device innovation. Check out the full report and explore the resources mentioned in this episode by visiting the Reference Links below.Episode Highlights:AI is still in its early stages within the MedTech industry, with potential to save time and improve efficiency.There is a noticeable skepticism about AI, with 65% of respondents doubting the accuracy of AI data.Corporate executives are the highest users of AI at 60%, with manufacturing operations at 50%.Product development and engineering, as well as clinical sectors, are also incorporating AI significantly.Quality and regulatory sectors are the least to adopt AI, possibly due to trust issues in AI's data accuracy.Early adopters of AI in MedTech, akin to early CAD users, may gain a competitive edge in the industry.The development of AI tools like Greenlight Guru's risk intelligence can specifically aid MedTech professionals by streamlining processes like risk assessment.Quote:"It's kind of like an iceberg we're seeing the tip of the iceberg with the use of ChatGPT for manipulating your email, when in reality there's this whole other world under the water." - Wade SchroederReference Links:Wade Schroeder on LinkedInAI in MedTech Report 2023Digital GuruGreenlight GuruEtienne Nichols on LinkedInInterested in sponsoring an episode? Click here to learn more!
Keeping up with AI can seem like a tsunami at times. How can we make use of all the need tools and technologies that are always coming out. What strategies can we create to put AI to use? Usha Jagannathan, a Responsible AI Leader and Ex-McKinsey, joins us to discuss how to use AI for recruitment, retention, and growth.Newsletter: Sign up for our free daily newsletterMore on this Episode: Episode PageJoin the discussion: Ask Usha Jordan questions about AI and growthUpcoming Episodes: Check out the upcoming Everyday AI Livestream lineupWebsite: YourEverydayAI.comEmail The Show: email@example.comConnect with Jordan on LinkedInTimestamps:[00:01:25] Daily AI news[00:05:10] About Usha Jagannathan[00:10:08] Using AI in recruitment[00:12:50] Upskilling with AI[00:18:33] AI has an easy learning curve[00:23:22] Example of an AI solution[00:27:33] Identifying skills with AI[00:31:08] Usha's final takeawayTopics Covered in This Episode:1. Strategies for recruitment in AI2. Upskilling and reskilling with AI3. Navigating the ever-evolving AI landscape4. Identifying skills in candidates or employees using AIKeywords:Usha Jagannathan, software engineering, corporate work, Marsh McLennan, McKinsey, fairness, transparency, accountability, AI applications, smaller companies, AI recruitment strategies, current trends in recruitment, job seekers, company study, upskilling, reskilling, changing job market, company-specific skills, half-life of skills, reskilling revolution, AI landscape, technology skills, technologically obsolete, AI learning, low-code solutions, technology training programs, partnerships with universities, apprenticeship programs, work-study programs, customer-facing solutions, claims approval, OpenAI, Sam Altman, Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella, Anthropics, Claude language model, extended context window, API improvements, OpenAI's Playground, Greg Brockman, diversity in leadership, explainability in AI, lime, SHAP, AI algorithms, project work, industry knowledge, unpaid internships, low code development, cloud services, ethically responsible AI products Get more out of ChatGPT by learning our PPP method in this live, interactive and free training! Sign up now: https://youreverydayai.com/ppp-registration/
For any video creator, efficiency is critical. Ideating, scripting, recording and editing can be hard work, so what can you put in place to make things run more smoothly? On this episode, we ask Nick Nimmin, YouTube creator, entrepreneur and speaker for his tips and tricks. He takes a deep dive into his content creation strategy, explaining how he leverages audience feedback to form ideas for his videos and uses AI tools to speed up his workflow. Plus, he shows us his content file structure, guides us through his editing process and provides one tip that could save you tons of time.Learning points from the episode include:· 00:00 – Introduction· 03:06 – Why time can be a challenge for video creators· 05:16 – Top tips on ideating for video creation· 10:41 – Using AI for video creation, good or bad?· 19:07 – How Nick keeps his video creation fast and efficient· 23:04 – Why Nick creates more than one video in a day· 26:34 – Nick's content file structure· 31:42 – How long does it take to edit videos?· 38:30 – Outro Important links and mentions:· Connect with Nick on LinkedIn· Subscribe to Nick's YouTube channel· Visit Nick's website
Chinese Amazon sellers are growing and getting better at listings - adopting AI to make better photos, videos, and A+ content. How can you, a U.S. brand, differentiate your business from this kind of saturation? Listen and learn from Andy Isom, a YouTuber, a Podcaster, and a Business Coach, as he teaches how to build an Amazon brand that distinguishes itself from Chinese sellers. Episode Notes: 00:30 - Andy Isom Introduction 03:15 - Selling on Amazon with Andy Isom 05:30 - Transparency to Audience 08:40 - Analyzing Brands 10:25 - Chinese Third-Party Sellers 10:55 - Advantages of U.S.-based Sellers 12:10 - Chinese Brands Utilizing AI 12:40 - The Need to Separate Your Brand from Chinese Sellers 13:35 - Conversation-piece Products 17:20 - Building a Brand Community 18:40 - Unrealistic Expectations When Starting Out 20:55 - Kickstart Models 22:30 - Using AI for Generating Product Concepts 23:35 - Difference Between New Sellers of Then and Now LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/andyisomPodcast: https://open.spotify.com/show/52L8k1GbdWb4mngZNp92b7 Related Post: Yes, E-Commerce in Latin America Is Worth It
On this episode of The Six Five – Insider, hosts Daniel Newman and Patrick Moorhead welcome Jeff Reed, VP Product, Cloud Security at Google Cloud for a conversation on how they are using AI to supercharge Google Cloud Security's unique combination of capabilities, including front line intelligence, security operations, and a secure cloud platform. Their discussion covers: How Generative AI tackles critical issues and how Google and Google Cloud Security adopt a strategic approach to this technology Google's unique stance on Cloud security and Generative AI, encompassing a broader perspective on their comprehensive portfolio Google's emphasis on security in the Generative AI domain, ensuring responsible and trustworthy advancement The latest innovations within Google Cloud and gain insights into the platform's exciting trajectory
It's that time of year again. When we reflect on all of the things we're thankful for…Well, Mike is super thankful for YOU and being a part of his community. So as a thank you, they're replaying one of their recent, most popular episodes. Check out the original episode below and if you missed it the first time, you're in for a real treat!--------------------Get ready for an epic convo on this week's Capability Amplifier podcast episode. Dan and Mike go deep on Dan's brilliant framework called the "Great Meltdown."Dan argues that we are entering an era of slowing progress. The factors that fueled rapid growth over the past few decades - cheap money, abundant energy, plentiful labor, and low transportation costs — are evaporating.He calls this the "meltdown" or MELT (and it's a brand new book he's working on).This has huge implications for business and society. How do you thrive when the tailwinds become headwinds?The basic idea is that Dan has identified 4 key factors that drive the speed of progress and change in business and society — Money, Energy, Labor and Transportation (MELT). And he reveals how tracking these 4 elements gives you an incredible predictive lens on where the biggest opportunities will be over the next 10-25 years.Mike's biggest takeaway: entrepreneurs who can escape the grip of MELT will have massive advantages. Your business needs to drastically cut its dependence on money, energy, labor and transportation.Easier said than done, right? Don't worry, they tell you how you can use the MELT framework to spot gaps in the market, craft game-changing business models, and build wealth even in turbulent times.You'll love their spicy side conversation on today's bankrupt narratives like disruption and wokeness. Let's just say Dan and Mike have strong opinions!Whether you're a founder, investor, or executive, this episode will change how you think about the future. The Great Meltdown is upon us, people. Time to get strategic!Key Takeaways (02:24) Dan explains his “M.E.L.T.” framework for understanding how things are moving faster or slowing down. (12:15) What is power anyway? (21:45) The future of the US economy and Ai's potential impact. (26:55) Combining Ai and Generative medicine. (35:34) Economic downturning, layoffs and bankruptcies. (42:43) Using Ai to increase revenue and productivity in business Additional Resources Download Mike's free Ai Superpower Accelerator Toolkit to Multiply Your Productivity 10x or More! Ai Superpower Accelerator Directory by Mike Koenigs Get a copy of Mike's new book, “Punch The Elephant”
GotTechED the Podcast Episode 151: Using AI to Assess Student WritingWelcome back to GotTechED the podcast this is Episode 151 called “Using AI to Assess Student Writing”. In this episode, we'll unpack one of the most valuable things that AI can do for a teacher - providing feedback on student writing. As you all know this is a very time intensive task that can be made faster and BETTER with the help of some new AI tools. This is another episode you don't want to miss, check it out!Segment 1: UpdatesUpdates12 Days of edtech coming back for year 3Follow along on our YouTube ChannelRecent videos on Text Blaze and Using Canva's Whiteboard to Replace Jamboard Bonus Tool: Awesome Screen Recorder and Screenshot ExtensionRecordRecord your Desktop, current Tab or Camera onlyInclude your voice in recording with Microphone option onInclude your face in your video by embedding your webcamChoose video dimensions from 720p, 1080p or 4K Save Save recordings to local disk Save recordings to your online account Download uploaded videos in WebM or MP4 formatShare RecordingsInstantly get a shareable link of a video after finishing recordingEasily share a recording video to Jira, Slack, Trello, Asana, GitHubAnnotate ＆ EditAnnotate the screen while recordingAnnotate and edit the video after recordingSegment 2: Some of these resources are from a presentation by Peter C Paccone from the San Marino Unified School District Tech Academy. Thanks Peter!Class Companion: Instant & personalized AI feedback for written assignments. Give your students an engaging way to practice at their own pace, make mistakes, learn from them, and be motivated to improve. Gives feedback based on custom rubrics that you create !!!
On episode 373 of the BlockHash Podcast, CEO Andrew Einhorn joins Brandon Zemp to discuss LevelFields and how they are leveraging AI to analyze markets for investors. Using decades of experience in machine learning and contextual analysis, LevelFields has created a novel Al platform to identify patterns from market altering events so that we can all quickly find these events and understand how to react to them. The AI technology at LevelFields screens millions of signals related to over 6,000 stocks, sifting through the noise to find those events that affect prices, and using historical data to expose patterns and put those events into context. ⏳ Timestamps: 0:00 | Introduction 2:10 | Who is Andrew Einhorn? 10:14 | What is LevelFields? 15:02 | Using AI to Analyze Markets 22:08 | What is a Market Event? 26:25 | LevelFields for Stocks? Crypto? 32:54 | What to start using LevelFields?
Join Ryan in this episode as he interviews AI expert Jaeden Schafer on how he leveraged chatGPT to rapidly grow his AI podcast to over 1 million listens! They dive into the controversial implications of AI-generated content and Jaeden's unique growth strategies for standing out on social media. Don't miss his exclusive tips on launching multiple niche podcasts simultaneously to determine the best niche. Join 2,500+ readers getting weekly practical guidance to scale themselves and their companies using Artificial Intelligence and Revenue Cheat Codes. Explore becoming Superhuman here: https://superhumanrevenue.beehiiv.com/ KEY TAKEAWAYS Launch multiple niche podcasts at once, with keyword names, to identify the best niche through organic performance Use AI tools like AnswerThePublic and ChatGPT to generate endless episode ideas and scripts Grow an engaged audience on one platform first before expanding Partner with influencers in your niche to cross-promote once you have authority Focus on the social platforms you naturally use rather than trying to force new ones BEST MOMENTS "I started 10 podcasts, not episodes, but like full blown podcast channels in whatever that niches and I gave them all a one word keyword name." "You just direct your own movie and it will just throw it all together with the actors you pick." "I actually had podcasts with like 100% AI generated content and multiple got over 100,000 listens on them." "At the end of the day, like going to a conference has its own value for networking, but I might just want to sit on my couch." Ryan Staley Founder and CEO Whale Boss firstname.lastname@example.org www.ryanstaley.io Saas, Saas growth, Scale, Business Growth, B2b Saas, Saas Sales, Enterprise Saas, Business growth strategy, founder, ceo: https://www.whalesellingsystem.com/closingsecretsThis show was brought to you by Progressive Media
Remember those good ole days of Instagram when everyone shared an embarrassingly high number of food photos? Well…maybe it's time to party like it's the early 2010s again, but this time utilize those food photography skills in a useful manner. If Google Lens is best described as a search engine for the real world, then SnapCalorie would be that guy with a six pack your girlfriend has pictures of saved in her phone but told you not to worry about. SnapCalorie is an advanced computer vision-powered app that uses AI to get an accurate calorie count and macronutrient breakdown of a meal from a single photo taken with a smartphone. The fact is that human beings are terrible at visually understanding what they're putting in their bodies. So, in the “Age of Ozempic” this technology could be a huge value-add. FOLLOW ME ON MY SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS LINKEDIN - https://www.linkedin.com/in/joshuaschallmba YOUTUBE - www.youtube.com/c/joshuaschall TWITTER - https://www.twitter.com/joshua_schall INSTAGRAM - https://www.instagram.com/joshua_schall FACEBOOK - https://www.facebook.com/jschallconsulting --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/joshua-schall/support
If you've listened to the recent episodes we've done on thought leadership, you know that I've been working this year on positioning myself as a thought leader in the AI space. I want to make sure there are lots of women talking about and being heard on this topic because this technology is going to have a huge impact on our society. This episode and the next one are with women who are thought leaders in AI. Whether you're into AI (artificial intelligence) or not, you're going to LOVE this conversation. My guest today is Alysia Silberg, a vanguard in the AI industry and author of a recent memoir. Alysia isn't only an entrepreneur; she's a visionary who sees AI not just as a tool but as a strategic coach and partner in business and life. In this episode, Alysia and I talk about: The transformative potential of using AI in your own business and personal development Specific examples of how Alysia leverages AI as a strategic asset, guiding her decision making and sharpening her competitive edge Using AI to create a more equitable and inclusive world The power of storytelling: how Alysia sharing her story in her memoir set her free Alysia's advocacy for more women in the field of AI, and how she believes diversity can lead to more innovative and ethical AI solutions Alysia's strategies for building a strong personal brand and powerful network Her speaking experiences and tips Want to learn how to use AI tools to give your speaking a boost? Come to our hands-on AI Tools for Speakers workshop live on Zoom on Thursday, December 7. You'll learn how to use tools like ChatGPT and others to write outlines and speaking proposals, create images for your slides, add audio and music, and more. Sign up today at https://www.speakingyourbrand.com/ai-tools-workshop/. About My Guest: Alysia Silberg is a UN Women Empower Women Global Champion, CEO of Street Global venture capital firm, an AI expert, and a math and science prodigy who started her own business at the age of 11. She is also an abuse survivor -- having lived through a gunshot wound -- who grew up in poverty and around violence in South Africa before making her way to the U.S. to start a new life. Alysia is a cross between a survivalist and an industrialist -- and nothing short of a complete inspiration. In her new memoir, Unemployable: How I Hired Myself, Alysia takes readers on her journey as a startup investor, entrepreneur, executive coach, and AI trailblazer. She shares her powerful story of survival and success, aided by the great equalizer – technology. Through determination and an unwavering commitment to learning, she made her way to America and Silicon Valley, becoming a lover and funder of startups, with a passion for AI. This "unputdownable" memoir and manifesto serves as a source of inspiration for anyone who has been told, or has told themselves, that they cannot. By embracing our own superpowers, Alysia believes we can unlock our unique brilliance and contribute to the responsible advancement of technology. About Us: The Speaking Your Brand podcast is hosted by Carol Cox. At Speaking Your Brand, we help women entrepreneurs and professionals clarify their brand message and story, create their signature talks, and develop their thought leadership platforms. Our mission is to get more women in positions of influence and power because it's through women's stories, voices, and visibility that we challenge the status quo and change existing systems. Check out our coaching programs at https://www.speakingyourbrand.com. Links: Show notes at https://www.speakingyourbrand.com/358/ Alysia's website & book: https://www.readunemployable.com/ Sign up for AI Tools for Speakers workshop: https://www.speakingyourbrand.com/ai-tools-workshop/ Discover your Speaker Archetype by taking our free quiz at https://www.speakingyourbrand.com/quiz/ Enroll in our Thought Leader Academy: https://www.speakingyourbrand.com/academy/ Connect on LinkedIn: Carol Cox = https://www.linkedin.com/in/carolcox Alysia Silberg (guest) = https://www.linkedin.com/in/alysiasilberg/ Related Podcast Episodes: Episode 313: How to Thrive in the Age of A.I. with Carol Cox Episode 316: Education, A.I., and What It Means to Be Human with Dr. Bibi Pirayesh
What if you could use AI to tell a property was going to be for sale even before the owner knew? Stash Geleszinski breaks down how he uses nëdl to make this happen. Stash was previously on episodes 82 and 260. Welcome to Pillars of Wealth Creation, where we talk about building financial freedom with a special focus in business and Real Estate. Follow along as Todd Dexheimer interviews top entrepreneurs, investors, advisers and coaches. Stash Geleszinski is the founder of nëdl, an AI based machine learning platform for commercial real estate. He is also a commercial broker with Capstone Apartment Partners who specializes in multi-family transactions. Stasiu Geleszinski, or “Stash” as those in the industry know him, acts as the managing director of Capstone's Cincinnati office. He has led the team through many types of transactions, including multi-family investment sales (conventional, affordable, and student housing), as well as development site sales throughout the Midwest. He has been involved in the analysis, underwriting, asset management, syndication and disposition of thousands of apartment units worth more than $100M, and represented clients from across the world. 3 Pillars 1. Deciding what your mission is 2. Focus on your mission 3. Execute your mission Book: Going Infinite by Michael Lewis You can connect with Stash LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, email@example.com or www.nedl.us Interested in coaching? Schedule a call with Todd at www.coachwithdex.com Connect with Pillars Of Wealth Creation on Facebook: www.facebook.com/PillarsofWealthCreation/ Subscribe to our email list at www.pillarsofwealthcreation.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/c/PillarsOfWealthCreation
The A Better HR Business podcast looks at how consultants and tech firms in the broad Human Resources field grow their businesses; and how they help employers get the best out of their people. Ethical AI is a topic that is rapidly emerging in the HR tech space. With the growing reliance on AI technology in HR processes, it has become crucial for businesses to navigate the challenges surrounding compliance and responsible use of AI. We are very pleased to introduce Bob Pulver, the founder of Cognitive Path, an advisory firm that specializes in helping businesses leverage compliant AI in their HR software. Bob Pulver is a seasoned transformation leader and strategist with a knack for challenging norms and addressing complex enterprise issues. Having worked with organizations like IBM and NBCUniversal, he specializes in integrating emerging technologies and collective intelligence to drive workplace evolution. Recently, Bob shifted his focus to the startup world, where he serves as a talent technology leader, strategic advisor, and HR technology industry analyst. His diverse background across people, processes, data, and technology enables him to effectively communicate the value of systemic change, making him a trusted advisor for streamlining operations and fostering innovation. We recently had the honor of hosting him on our podcast to discuss the importance of ethical AI and how Cognitive Path supports companies in this journey. In a wide-ranging discussion, Bob and I talked about: ☑️ Using AI to enhance HR processes and improve human potential. ☑️ Risks and challenges associated with using AI in HR. ☑️ Key considerations when selecting HR technology that incorporates AI. ☑️ The benefits of conducting an audit to ensure compliance with AI-related legislation and ethical standards. ☑️ Growing the business through industry conferences and community calls. ☑️ And much more. Thanks, Bob! Website: www.cognitivepath.io LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bobpulver/ For show notes and to see details of our previous guests, check out the podcast page here: www.GetMoreHRClients.com/Podcast WANT MORE CUSTOMERS OR CLIENTS? Want more clients for your HR-related consultancy or HR Tech business? Check out the HR Business Accelerator: www.GetMoreHRClients.com/Services. WANT TO START AN HR BUSINESS? Want to launch your own consulting business in the broad Human Resources sector? Check out: www.GetMoreHRClients.com/Start for resources.
In this mini-episode, I discuss the buzz around AI-powered education tools. Instead of focusing on the tools themselves, I want to focus on how we use them to support strong pedagogical practices. These AI education tools can be utilized to meet students' diverse needs, transforming how we design and facilitate learning experiences. If you want to dive deeper, read the blog post CatlinTucker.com. I'd love to hear how you are using AI-powered education tools to better meet the needs of all learners! You can find me on X (formerly Twitter)@Catlin_Tucker, Instagram @CatlinTucker, or leave me a note on my website, CatlinTucker.com.
In today's podcast episode, I discuss YouTube's latest news on keeping an eye on AI-related content. It was only a matter of time before this happened, and it's really important for content creators to get this: Using AI as a tool and a buddy in your creative process is okay. However, the line must be drawn when AI starts imitating other people, doing your entire job for you, or getting involved in shady activities. That's where we need to draw the line. “Unlock Your YouTube Success with TubeBuddy: Skyrocket Your Channel Growth Effortlessly!
Podcast Episode 174 of the Make Each Click Count Podcast features Ryan Doser, founder of ThriveOneFive Media.Ryan shares his insights on the changing landscape of SEO and how AI can be a game-changer in boosting search engine rankings. From discussing the importance of credibility and experience to uncovering the power of AI tools like SEO Writing AI, Ryan dives deep into the world of search engine optimization. Join Andy and Ryan as they explore how you can harness the potential of AI to accelerate your sales and profits. Episode Action Items: To find more information about Ryan Doser:LinkedInThriveOneFive MediaABOUT THE HOST:Andy Splichal is the World's Foremost Expert on Ecommerce Growth Strategies. He is the acclaimed author of the Make Each Click Count Book Series, the Founder & Managing Partner of True Online Presence, and the Founder of Make Each Click Count University. Andy was named to The Best of Los Angeles Award's Most Fascinating 100 List in both 2020 and 2021.New episodes of the Make Each Click Count Podcast, are released each Friday and can be found on Apple Podcast, iHeart Radio, iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Amazon Music, Google Podcasts and www.makeeachclickcount.com.
This week, we have the pleasure of being joined by Alex Martin, the CEO and Co-Founder of Clearspeed. Alex shares a glimpse into the interesting founding story of Clearspeed and its journey, transitioning from delivering outstanding results in the military sector to expanding into the realm of insurance. Alex explains the intricacies of how Clearspeed operates, emphasizing its role in swiftly establishing trust to expedite clearance processes and enable more informed, scalable decision-making. He sheds light on the significance of the insurance sector, highlighting it as a pivotal focus in every business decision made, and talks about going into a new industry with humility and the desire to always learn more. Learn More: www.fnoinsuretech.com Clearspeed Alex Martin Linkedin What You'll Hear In This Episode: [3:30] Alex dials in from the Property Insurance Conference. [4:18] What is Clearspeed? [5:15] How Clearspeed has evolved since starting in 2016 as a mostly military-founded group. [9:46] The magic in Clearspeed's functions and technology as a voice analytics technology company. [10:14] What are they listening for in the 5-minute phone call? [11:55] Using AI to analyze answers to questions and categorize individuals as low, possible, or high risk for fraud. [16:10] Why did Clearspeed evolve into the insurance industry, and what has that journey been like for Alex? [18:58] The revolution of voice technology and AI in insurance. [22:44] Clearspeed has won multiple awards. What is their philosophy on entering a new market, such as insurance? [24:04] Finding Clearspeed's first adopters. [27:21] Balancing trust with caution, and having tools that can strengthen our gut intuitions to weed out those who are bad vs. those who are just trying to do the right thing. [37:56] Clearspeed's multiple arms still includes the military, and branching out to many industries, including the world of sports. [42:41] What keeps Alex motivated and excited about Clearspeed and what the company is doing?
Vin Singh, Founder and CEO of Bullfrog AI, discusses how AI is being used to improve the drug development process through a precision medicine approach that looks at a combination of genetic and non-genetic attributes to predict patient response to drugs. Bullfrog AI aims to reduce the failure rate in late-stage trials by enrolling the right patients in clinical trials. Through their partnership with the Johns Hopkins Lieber Institute for Brain Development, they use AI to analyze a unique dataset of post-mortem brains to discover new drug targets and improve clinical trial design. Vin explains, "Bullfrog is a technology-enabled drug development company. And what we're doing is using a proprietary AI to improve the drug development process, reduce development times and costs for development, and increase access, which benefits the world." "The pharmaceutical industry is plagued with inefficiencies. It takes 10 to 15 years and one to two billion dollars to develop drugs, and the failure rates in that drug development process are incredibly high. Our goal here is to fix that formula of failure, which will ultimately benefit patients and get them access to drugs that work for them." "Typically, when you think of AI and machine learning, you think about training the AI to identify or predict something. Typically, the thinking is you need lots and lots of data and lots of patients. With our technology, we can do a shallow and wide analysis. What that means is shallow means not thousands or millions of patients. We can do it with hundreds of patients. Wide means it could be a lot of different types of data, including genomic data. So there might be millions of areas." #BullfrogAI #AI #DrugDevelopment #ClinicalTrials #LieberInstitute #JohnsHopkinsUniversity Bullfrogai.com Listen to the podcast here
Vin Singh, Founder and CEO of Bullfrog AI, discusses how AI is being used to improve the drug development process through a precision medicine approach that looks at a combination of genetic and non-genetic attributes to predict patient response to drugs. Bullfrog AI aims to reduce the failure rate in late-stage trials by enrolling the right patients in clinical trials. Through their partnership with the Johns Hopkins Lieber Institute for Brain Development, they use AI to analyze a unique dataset of post-mortem brains to discover new drug targets and improve clinical trial design. Vin explains, "Bullfrog is a technology-enabled drug development company. And what we're doing is using a proprietary AI to improve the drug development process, reduce development times and costs for development, and increase access, which benefits the world." "The pharmaceutical industry is plagued with inefficiencies. It takes 10 to 15 years and one to two billion dollars to develop drugs, and the failure rates in that drug development process are incredibly high. Our goal here is to fix that formula of failure, which will ultimately benefit patients and get them access to drugs that work for them." "Typically, when you think of AI and machine learning, you think about training the AI to identify or predict something. Typically, the thinking is you need lots and lots of data and lots of patients. With our technology, we can do a shallow and wide analysis. What that means is shallow means not thousands or millions of patients. We can do it with hundreds of patients. Wide means it could be a lot of different types of data, including genomic data. So there might be millions of areas." #BullfrogAI #AI #DrugDevelopment #ClinicalTrials #LieberInstitute #JohnsHopkinsUniversity Bullfrogai.com Download the transcript here
Big tech names like Microsoft, Google and Amazon have poured billions into the biggest names in the AI startup world, effectively replacing what used to be the role of high-profile, highly capitalized tech investors like Tiger Global and Softbank. And in some cases, through exclusive cloud contracts, those investments in startups come right back in the form of cloud revenue. This week on TechCheck, we dig into the megacaps' mega deals, and how big tech could be using AI investments to bankroll themselves.
The newest episode of DrMarketingTips Show features Corey and Jennifer as they dive into a candid conversation about the world of artificial intelligence (AI) and its role in healthcare marketing. After attending leading industry conferences focused on content marketing trends and artificial intelligence, we show you how to harness the power of AI to supercharge your marketing efforts.Here's what we explore in this episode:AI as Your Marketing Doppelganger: AI can be your virtual assistant, making you a better marketer. You can leverage AI to generate content, brainstorm ideas, and enhance your marketing strategies by providing it with the correct prompts and guidance.Training AI for Success: The quality of AI output depends on the prompts you provide. We discuss the importance of setting the stage for AI and giving it context and specific instructions to achieve desired results.The Value of Prompt Packs: We introduce the concept of prompt packs, which are detailed starting points for AI. These packs guide AI in creating content, whether writing a press release, designing images, or producing other marketing materials.Using AI for Image Generation: AI isn't limited to text; it can also help create images. We share how to use AI for image generation and provide tips on optimizing your prompts for great results.Hiring Marketing Coordinators: If you're considering hiring a marketing coordinator or specialist, ask them about their AI knowledge and willingness to use these tools. AI is becoming a standard in the industry, and you want team members who embrace its capabilities.In the evolving healthcare marketing landscape, AI is a powerful ally that can make you more efficient, creative, and strategic. Tune in to discover how to make AI work for you and enhance your marketing efforts.
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Welcome back to the Sped Prep Academy Podcast. In this episode, we take a look into how Artificial Intelligence (AI) can be a game-changer in writing Individualized Education Program (IEP) goals and PLAAFP statements. Listen in to learn about:Common fears about AI in educationDemystifying AI presence in our livesPractical benefits in the field of special edEfficiency- streamline your IEP writingPersonalizationData driven insights Introduction to ChatGPT.com Steps to Using AI in IEP WritingTools such as Chat GPT can enhance our practice and support our students more effectively. Remember, embracing change often starts with a willingness to try something new.Get the Writing IEP Impact Statements GROWING BUNDLE! and become a rockstar at crafting the perfect impact statements for your students today! Follow JenniferInstagramTPT
Dr Alex Mehr (IG: @doctoralex ) is an Iranian born entrepreneur who emigrated to the US. He has a in Phd in engineering and was previously an engineer at NASA. Dr Mehr is the creator of Zoosk and Mentorbox and is currently working on Deal.AI. ———————————————————— Ready to build a network of amazing women and high-status men? Michael's Men of Action is a one-on-one Master's program that teaches men how to create elite social lives by becoming higher status. Click this link to learn how you can have a High-Status lifestyle now: https://m.moamentoring.com/podcast Click here to join the Men of Action community and watch the High-Status Networking 101 course: https://m.moamentoring.com/moa-community Interested in joining the Men of Action sales team? Apply here: https://www.moamentoring.com/jobs/sales Men of Action has an affiliate program! Post pre-made content and get paid passively: https://www.moamentoring.com/affiliate ———————————————————— 0:00 Intro 0:39 Immigrating from Iran 1:39 PhD in Engineering 2:03 Working for NASA 2:36 **Physicists are good at modeling 4:14 The application process to work at NASA 4:57 From NASA to entrepreneur 6:11 ***Online dating software 9:25 **Selling the company for $258 million 12:01 How to automate your role in the business 13:40 Meeting Tai Lopez 15:02 The idea for MentorBox 17:33 ***How to price your products 24:24 ***Recurring programs 27:03 Giving away free software 29:15 ***Using AI 35:50 Being assimilated into the country 37:50 ***Online dating 43:50 “Great ideas shine” 45::45 The depth and breadth argument 49:47 ***What makes a good funnel? 54:16 Affiliates 56:30 Give away value before selling 57:53 ***The amount of hate you get is proportional to the money you make 1:02:20 Narcissism goes down as you age 1:03:25 Exposing psychopaths 1:06:13 **Firing 1% of your customers 1:07:56 Heritability of intelligence 1:08:37 ***Evolutionary psychology as a hard science 1:16:25 Reading 1:18:03 Becoming addicted to self-help 1:19:53 Skimming books 1:21:00 ***College education vs courses 1:24:29 Objection removal for sales teams 1:29:34 Money doesn't buy happiness but it eliminates bullshit 1:30:14 Not being a try-hard 1:30:54 Things coming up in the future 1:31:09 Social media
Hey everyone, it's Mike Arce. Today, I'm sharing my game-changing win: using AI to recruit top talent quickly and easily. In this episode, I walk you through the process I used with Chat GPT to find an awesome executive assistant in just one week. From crafting job descriptions to interview questions, offer letters, and more, this tool is a game-changer. Tune in to discover how I saved 15-20 hours of work, hired within four days, and streamlined my entire hiring process. Don't miss this efficiency hack—it's a total game-changer. Follow me on LinkedIn for more insights, and let's dive in. Thanks for walking with me, and catch you soon!
Katie Poulsen, RDH joins us today to have a conversation about AI and how it is not about to take over jobs of the dental professional, just make us more efficient and in calibrated! Be sure to reach out to her - Katie@videa.ai
How is AI being used at the edge, and what possibilities does this create for businesses? In this episode, host Bill Pfeifer sits down with the co-authors of the book AI at the Edge, Jenny Plunkett, Senior Developer Relations Engineer and Daniel Situnayake, Head of ML at Edge Impulse. They discuss how to determine which problems can actually be addressed through AI at the edge, how to think about effective AI, and unexpected use cases in generative AI and synthetic data generation. Plus, they cover how AI can support data distillation efforts and how to build teams that can successfully navigate this landscape. ---------Key Quotes:“We're going to be using generative AI to help us build a synthetic data set to train other AI models to deploy to edge devices.” - Jenny“One of the things that's really cool about synthetic data and using generative AI for that, is it potentially reduces the cost of training a model because instead of having to spend huge amounts of money labeling all this data, if you create the data yourself, you can have it implicitly be labeled.” - Dan --------Show Timestamps:(01:49) How did they get started in tech? (03:14) What brought them to AI?(08:12) What brought them together to write their book?(13:26) Determining which problems can be addressed with AI at the edge(15:51) What possibilities does AI at the edge create for businesses? (20:41) Synthetic data and generative AI (24:15) Using AI for data distillation (31:00) Building a skilled and interdisciplinary team (39:30) AI's transition from a career path to a tool (43:06) Effective AI (46:46) Edge / wildlife conservation case study (49:37) What are they excited about moving forward? --------Sponsor:Over the Edge is brought to you by Dell Technologies to unlock the potential of your infrastructure with edge solutions. From hardware and software to data and operations, across your entire multi-cloud environment, we're here to help you simplify your edge so you can generate more value. Learn more by visiting dell.com/edge for more information or click on the link in the show notes.--------Credits:Over the Edge is hosted by Bill Pfeifer, and was created by Matt Trifiro and Ian Faison. Executive producers are Matt Trifiro, Ian Faison, Jon Libbey and Kyle Rusca. The show producer is Erin Stenhouse. The audio engineer is Brian Thomas. Additional production support from Elisabeth Plutko and Eric Platenyk.--------Links:Follow Bill on LinkedInConnect with Jenny Plunkett on LinkedInConnect with Daniel Situnayake on LinkedIn and TwitterDaniel's substack
Are you an agency owner struggling to scale because you're at capacity and feel like you can't take on any more work? When last did you look at your systems and processes as a way to remove bottlenecks in your business?Every business has systems and processes, whether or not they are defined and documented. And it turns out that the process of establishing processes is a much-needed part of any modern agency. With AI software like Scribe to create your step-by-step guides, and project management software like ClickUp and Asana, creating SOPs is part of our daily business routine. But are we thinking macro enough? What is our process for creating processes?That's why Ngahuia Galligan, the Founder of Harness, is here to help us! She's enjoying great success helping agencies looking to scale and set up better processes in their business. And then test, evaluate, and refine until there are no assumptions of knowledge – and no bottlenecks. Sounds awesome, right?Learn about how we can use AI to free up time for human innovation as we create client onboarding processes and sales prompts that, with the right guidance, can still have the voice and stamp of the owner on it, in an episode of DigitalMarketer that reveals an important step in our ambitions to scale. Please join us.Visit Harnesshq.com to learn more about Ngahuia's work and how to optimize your business systems. Key Takeaways:01:33 Why focus on scaling agencies? 03:16 How do you convince people of the importance of systems and processes?04:20 Using AI to fill in some of the steps in the process06:49 Helping people understand that they still have creative input07:49 Using AI to free up time for human innovation08:45 What do processes mean for agencies?10:00 Learning how to keep a record of what you do so you can build an SOP around it12:49 Learning to let go (and become less insular)15:25 Considering the customer's perspective when it comes to establishing your processes18:25 Just because we can automate doesn't mean we should 22:18 An example of a client onboarding process23:46 Process Plan! The software for process mapping your processes!26:10 Why is it so hard to get people to write things down?!?Resources:Process Plan - https://harnesshq.com/digitalmarketerConnect with Ngahuia Galligan:Website - https://harnesshq.com/Be sure to subscribe to the podcast at: https://www.digitalmarketer.com/podcast/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/digitalmarketerInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/digitalmarketer/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/digital-marketer/This Month's Sponsors:Conversion Fanatics - Conversion Rate Optimization AgencyGet 50% Off Monthly Blog Writing Service - BKA Content More Resources from Scalable
How can you use AI in business consulting to help your company grow and win? Damon Pistulka, Co-Founder of Exit Your Way, joins us to break down practical use cases to use AI for your business. From marketing and data implementation to improving processes and structure, we discuss ways to grow with AI.Newsletter: Sign up for our free daily newsletterMore on this Episode: Episode PageJoin the discussion: Ask Damon and Jordan questions about AI and business use casesUpcoming Episodes: Check out the upcoming Everyday AI Livestream lineupWebsite: YourEverydayAI.comEmail The Show: firstname.lastname@example.orgConnect with Jordan on LinkedInTimestamps:[00:00:55] Daily AI news[00:03:10] About Damon and Exit Your Way[00:06:10] Are business owners curious about AI?[00:11:20] Ways AI help businesses[00:13:30] Safeguards around AI[00:15:20] Easy wins with AI[00:20:30] Using AI tools [00:25:45] GenAI as an employee[00:31:40] Damon's final adviceTopics Covered in This Episode:1. Benefits of AI for Businesses2. Using AI as an employee3. Marketing and Data Analysis with AI4. ChatGPT's Capabilities and LimitationsKeywords:Accenture, AI workforce, generative AI, AI for clients, Oxford study, heart attack risk, CT scans, OpenAI, superintelligence, artificial general intelligence, business owners, AI research, data analysis, content generation, ChatGPT, math, advanced computation, experts, small businesses, business value, processes, detailed tasks, creativity, flexibility, AI-powered CEO, Polish beverage company, publicity stunt, Everyday AI, marketing director, NVIDIA, online businesses, Empire Flippers, generative AI in marketing, privacy concerns, AI apps, web page structure, data analysis. Get more out of ChatGPT by learning our PPP method in this live, interactive and free training! Sign up now: https://youreverydayai.com/ppp-registration/
In this episode Lindsay and I wanted to be open and share something that's working for us, as well as diving into a conversation about AI. AI isn't going anywhere. Instead of being afraid it's going to eliminate your job, let's talk about how to leverage AI for your business. Lindsay and I opened up our recent prompts in ChatGPT to share a wide range of what we're using it for right now in our lives and businesses beyond understanding our brand voice (it's like having a bookkeeper, lawyer, and more at your fingertips.) Plus, what you can learn from Game Theory to create success.HIGHLIGHTSWhy Natalie and Lindsay have chosen to microdose + the benefits of itExperiences we curated at our retreat that AI can't duplicate (and were first's for many of the women that came)Will AI eliminate your job? How we're protecting ourselves and our businessesOur search history of what we're using AI for right now from legal to making projections in your businessThoughts on using chat gpt to create a product to sellWhat Game Theory is and how we can tap into it for successLINKSJoin The Société: The Place to Build A Freedom-Based BusinessFOLLOWbossbabe: @bossbabe.incNatalie Ellis: @iamnatalieLindsay Roselle: @lindsayroselleMentioned in this episode:Daily HarvestFill your freezer with quick healthy meals - go to dailyharvest.com/bossbabe to get up to $65 OFF your first box.VessiGet your winter gear to enjoy the outdoors - Go to vessi.com and use code: BOSSBABE for 15% offSoulGet my favorite natural sleep aid - go to getsoul.com/boss and use code: BOSS for 20% OFFNotionTry Notion AI for free - go to notion.com/bossbabeIndeedFind your next hire - go to indeed.com/thebossbabe to get a $75 credit to upgrade your job post.ShopifySign up for a $1 per month trail of Shopify - go to shopify.com/bossbabe
Men, our minds are nearly limitless and yet we spend an inordinate amount of time reading, running, working out, practicing hobbies, talking with other people, performing as best we can across various mediums and take so little time developing the power of our brains and minds. Of the nearly 500 guests I've had on this podcast, all of them believe their thing is the most important thing and, yet, it's the mind that makes everything else possible. That's why I wanted to have repeat guest, Jim Kwik back on the podcast to discuss how to leverage the gray matter between our ears. We talk about everything from learning to learn faster, the 6 thinking hats for decision making, 4 cognitive types (Cheetah, Owl, Dolphin, and Elephant) and how to use this information, and becoming the pilot of our minds, not just the passengers. SHOW HIGHLIGHTS: The faster you can learn the faster you can earn The choices we make every day give us the brain that we deserve All behavior is belief driven You need curiosity to know yourself and courage to be yourself Strategies for recognizing your brain/animal type Using AI to enhance your human intelligence Technology is neither good nor bad Master the ability to adapt We are flexing our “distraction” muscle all the time Nootropics and supplements Order of Man Merchandise. Pick yours up today! Get your signed copy of Ryan's latest book, The Masculinity Manifesto Want maximum health, wealth, relationships, and abundance in your life? Sign up for our free course, 30 Days to Battle Ready ⠀ Download the NEW Order of Man Twelve-Week Battle Planner App and maximize your week.
Laurent Doguin, Director of Developer Relations & Strategy at Couchbase, joins Corey on Screaming in the Cloud to talk about the work that Couchbase is doing in the world of databases and developer relations, as well as the role of AI in their industry and beyond. Together, Corey and Laurent discuss Laurent's many different roles throughout his career including what made him want to come back to a role at Couchbase after stepping away for 5 years. Corey and Laurent dig deep on how Couchbase has grown in recent years and how it's using artificial intelligence to offer an even better experience to the end user.About LaurentLaurent Doguin is Director of Developer Relations & Strategy at Couchbase (NASDAQ: BASE), a cloud database platform company that 30% of the Fortune 100 depend on.Links Referenced: Couchbase: https://couchbase.com XKCD #927: https://xkcd.com/927/ dbdb.io: https://dbdb.io DB-Engines: https://db-engines.com/en/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ldoguin LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ldoguin/ TranscriptAnnouncer: Hello, and welcome to Screaming in the Cloud with your host, Chief Cloud Economist at The Duckbill Group, Corey Quinn. This weekly show features conversations with people doing interesting work in the world of cloud, thoughtful commentary on the state of the technical world, and ridiculous titles for which Corey refuses to apologize. 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It's the future of connectivity, and it's called Gloo by Solo.io.DevOps and Platform Engineers, your journey to a seamless cloud-native experience starts here. Visit solo.io/screaminginthecloud today and level up your networking game.Corey: Welcome to Screaming in the Cloud, I'm Corey Quinn. This promoted guest episode is brought to us by our friends at Couchbase. And before we start talking about Couchbase, I would rather talk about not being at Couchbase. Laurent Doguin is the Director of Developer Relations and Strategy at Couchbase. First, Laurent, thank you for joining me.Laurent: Thanks for having me. It's a pleasure to be here.Corey: So, what I find interesting is that this is your second time at Couchbase, where you were a developer advocate there for a couple of years, then you had five years of, we'll call it wilderness I suppose, and then you return to be the Director of Developer Relations. Which also ties into my personal working thesis of, the best way to get promoted at a lot of companies is to leave and then come back. But what caused you to decide, all right, I'm going to go work somewhere else? And what made you come back?Laurent: So, I've joined Couchbase in 2014. Spent about two or three years as a DA. And during those three years as a developer advocate, I've been advocating SQL database and I—at the time, it was mostly DBAs and ops I was talking to. And DBA and ops are, well, recent, modern ops are writing code, but they were not the people I wanted to talk to you when I was a developer advocate. I came from a background of developer, I've been a platform engineer for an enterprise content management company. I was writing code all day.And when I came to Couchbase, I realized I was mostly talking about Docker and Kubernetes, which is still cool, but not what I wanted to do. I wanted to talk about developers, how they use database to be better app, how they use key-value, and those weird thing like MapReduce. At the time, MapReduce was still, like, a weird thing for a lot of people, and probably still is because now everybody's doing SQL. So, that's what I wanted to talk about. I wanted to… engage with people identify with, really. And so, didn't happen. Left. Built a Platform as a Service company called Clever Cloud. They started about four or five years before I joined. We went from seven people to thirty-one LFs, fully bootstrapped, no VC. That's an interesting way to build a company in this age.Corey: Very hard to do because it takes a lot of upfront investment to build software, but you can sort of subsidize that via services, which is what we've done here in some respects. But yeah, that's a hard road to walk.Laurent: That's the model we had—and especially when your competition is AWS or Azure or GCP, so that was interesting. So entrepreneurship, it's not for everyone. I did my four years there and then I realized, maybe I'm going to do something else. I met my former colleagues of Couchbase at a software conference called Devoxx, in France, and they told me, “Well, there's a new sheriff in town. You should come back and talk to us. It's all about developers, we are repositioning, rehandling the way we do marketing at Couchbase. Why not have a conversation with our new CMO, John Kreisa?”And I said, “Well, I mean, I don't have anything to do. I actually built a brewery during that past year with some friends. That was great, but that's not going to feed me or anything. So yeah, let's have a conversation about work.” And so, I talked to John, I talked to a bunch of other people, and I realized [unintelligible 00:03:51], he actually changed, like, there was a—they were purposely going [against 00:03:55] developer, talking to developer. And that was not the case, necessarily, five, six years before that.So, that's why I came back. The product is still amazing, the people are still amazing. It was interesting to find a lot of people that still work there after, what, five years. And it's a company based in… California, headquartered in California, so you would expect people to, you know, jump around a bit. And I was pleasantly surprised to find the same folks there. So, that was also one of the reasons why I came back.Corey: It's always a strong endorsement when former employees rejoin a company. Because, I don't know about you, but I've always been aware of those companies you work for, you leave. Like, “Aw, I'm never doing that again for love or money,” just because it was such an unpleasant experience. So, it speaks well when you see companies that do have a culture of boomerangs, for lack of a better term.Laurent: That's the one we use internally, and there's a couple. More than a couple.Corey: So, one thing that seems to have been a thread through most of your career has been an emphasis on developer experience. And I don't know if we come at it from the same perspective, but to me, what drives nuts is honestly, with my work in cloud, bad developer experience manifests as the developer in question feeling like they're somehow not very good at their job. Like, they're somehow not understanding how all this stuff is supposed to work, and honestly, it leads to feeling like a giant fraud. And I find that it's pernicious because even when I intellectually know for a fact that I'm not the dumbest person ever to use this tool when I don't understand how something works, the bad developer experience manifests to me as, “You're not good enough.” At least, that's where I come at it from.Laurent: And also, I [unintelligible 00:05:34] to people that build these products because if we build the products, the user might be in the same position that we are right now. And so, we might be responsible for that experience [unintelligible 00:05:43] a developer, and that's not a great feeling. So, I completely agree with you. I've tried to… always on software-focused companies, whether it was Nuxeo, Couchbase, Clever Cloud, and then Couchbase. And I guess one of the good thing about coming back to a developer-focused era is all the product alignments.Like, a lot of people talk about product that [grows 00:06:08] and what it means. To me what it means was, what it meant—what it still means—building a product that developer wants to use, and not just want to, sometimes it's imposed to you, but actually are happy to use, and as you said, don't feel completely stupid about it in front of the product. It goes through different things. We've recently revamped our Couchbase UI, Couchbase Capella UI—Couchbase Capella is a managed cloud product—and so we've added a lot of in-product getting started guidelines, snippets of code, to help developers getting started better and not have that feeling of, “What am I doing? Why is it not working and what's going on?”Corey: That's an interesting decision to make, just because historically, working with a bunch of tools, the folks who are building the documentation working with that tool, tend to generally be experts at it, so they tend to optimize for improving things for the experience of someone has been using it for five years as opposed to the newcomer. So, I find that the longer a product is in existence, in many cases, the worse the new user experience becomes because companies tend to grow and sprawl in different ways, the product does likewise. And if you don't know the history behind it, “Oh, your company, what does it do?” And you look at the website and there's 50 different offerings that you have—like, the AWS landing page—it becomes overwhelming very quickly. So, it's neat to see that emphasis throughout the user interface on the new developer experience.On the other side of it, though, how are the folks who've been using it for a while respond to those changes? Because it's frustrating for me at least, when I log into a new account, which happens periodically within AWS land, and I have this giant series of onboarding pop-ups that I have to click to make go away every single time. How are they responding to it?Laurent: Yeah, it's interesting. One of the first things that struck me when I joined Couchbase the first time was the size of the technical documentation team. Because the whole… well, not the whole point, but part of the reason why they exist is to do that, to make sure that you understand all the differences and that it doesn't feel like the [unintelligible 00:08:18] what the documentation or the product pitch or everything. Like, they really, really, really emphasize on this from the very beginning. So, that was interesting.So, when you get that culture built into the products, well, the good thing is… when people try Couchbase, they usually stick with Couchbase. My main issue as a Director of the Developer Relations is not to make people stick with Couchbase because that works fairly well with the product that we have; it's to make them aware that we exist. That's the biggest issue I have. So, my goal as DevRel is to make sure that people get the trial, get through the trial, get all that in-app context, all that helps, get that first sample going, get that first… I'm not going to say product built because that's even a bit further down the line, but you know, get that sample going. We have a code playground, so when you're in the application, you get to actually execute different pieces of code, different languages. And so, we get those numbers and we're happy to see that people actually try that. And that's a, well, that's a good feeling.Corey: I think that there's a definite lack of awareness almost industry-wide around the fact that as the diversity of your customers increases, you have to have different approaches that meet them at various points along the journey. Because things that I've seen are okay, it's easy to ass—even just assuming a binary of, “Okay, I've done this before a thousand times; this is the thousand and first, I don't need the Hello World tutorial,” versus, “Oh, I have no idea what I'm doing. Give me the Hello World tutorial,” there are other points along that continuum, such as, “Oh, I used to do something like this, but it's been three years. Can you give me a refresher,” and so on. I think that there's a desire to try and fit every new user into a predefined persona and that just doesn't work very well as products become more sophisticated.Laurent: It's interesting, we actually have—we went through that work of defining those personas because there are many. And that was the origin of my departure. I had one person, ops slash DBA slash the person that maintain this thing, and I wanted to talk to all the other people that built the application space in Couchbase. So, we broadly segment things into back-end, full-stack, and mobile because Couchbase is also a mobile database. Well, we haven't talked too much about this, so I can explain you quickly what Couchbase is.It's basically a distributed JSON database with an integrated caching layer, so it's reasonably fast. So it does cache, and when the key-value is JSON, then you can create with SQL, you can do full-text search, you can do analytics, you can run user-defined function, you get triggers, you get all that actual SQL going on, it's transactional, you get joins, ANSI joins, you get all those… windowing function. It's modern SQL on the JSON database. So, it's a general-purpose database, and it's a general-purpose database that syncs.I think that's the important part of Couchbase. We are very good at syncing cluster of databases together. So, great for multi-cloud, hybrid cloud, on-prem, whatever suits you. And we also sync on the device, there's a thing called Couchbase Mobile, which is a local database that runs in your phone, and it will sync automatically to the server. So, a general-purpose database that syncs and that's quite modern.We try to fit as much way of growing data as possible in our database. It's kind of a several-in-one database. We call that a data platform. It took me a while to warm up to the word platform because I used to work for an enterprise content management platform and then I've been working for a Platform as a Service and then a data platform. So, it took me a bit of time to warm up to that term, but it explained fairly well, the fact that it's a several-in-one product and we empower people to do the trade-offs that they want.Not everybody needs… SQL. Some people just need key-value, some people need search, some people need to do SQL and search in the same query, which we also want people to do. So, it's about choices, it's about empowering people. And that's why the word platform—which can feel intimidating because it can seem complex, you know, [for 00:12:34] a lot of choices. And choices is maybe the enemy of a good developer experience.And, you know, we can try to talk—we can talk for hours about this. The more services you offer, the more complicated it becomes. What's the sweet spots? We did—our own trade-off was to have good documentation and good in-app help to fix that complexity problem. That's the trade-off that we did.Corey: Well, we should probably divert here just to make sure that we cover the basic groundwork for those who might not be aware: what exactly is Couchbase? I know that it's a database, which honestly, anything is a database if you hold it incorrectly enough; that's my entire shtick. But what is it exactly? Where does it start? Where does it stop?Laurent: Oh, where does it start? That's an interesting question. It's a… a merge—some people would say a fork—of Apache CouchDB, and membase. Membase was a distributed key-value store and CouchDB was this weird Erlang and C JSON REST API database that was built by Damian Katz from Lotus Notes, and that was in 2006 or seven. That was before Node.js.Let's not care about the exact date. The point is, a JSON and REST API-enabled database before Node.js was, like, a strong [laugh] power move. And so, those two merged and created the first version of Couchbase. And then we've added all those things that people want to do, so SQL, full-text search, analytics, user-defined function, mobile sync, you know, all those things. So basically, a general-purpose database.Corey: For what things is it not a great fit? This is always my favorite question to ask database folks because the zealot is going to say, “It's good for every use case under the sun. Use it for everything, start to finish”—Laurent: Yes.Corey: —and very few databases can actually check that box.Laurent: It's a very interesting question because when I pitch like, “We do all the things,” because we are a platform, people say, “Well, you must be doing lots of trade-offs. Where is the trade-off?” The trade-off is basically the way you store something is going to determine the efficiency of your [growing 00:14:45]—or the way you [grow 00:14:47] it. And that's one of the first thing you learn in computer science. You learn about data structure and you know that it's easier to get something in a hashmap when you have the key than passing your whole list of elements and checking your data, is it right one? It's the same for databases.So, our different services are different ways to store the data and to query it. So, where is it not good, it's where we don't have an index or a service that answer to the way you want to query data. We don't have a graph service right now. You can still do recursive common table expression for the SQL nerds out there, that will allow you to do somewhat of a graph way of querying your data, but that's not, like, actual—that's not a great experience for people were expecting a graph, like a Neo4j or whatever was a graph database experience.So, that's the trade-off that we made. We have a lot of things at the same place and it can be a little hard, intimidating to operate, and the developer experience can be a little, “Oh, my God, what is this thing that can do all of those features?” At the same time, that's just, like, one SDK to learn for all of the features we've just talked about. So, that's what we did. That's a trade-off that we did.It sucks to operate—well, [unintelligible 00:16:05] Couchbase Capella, which is a lot like a vendor-ish thing to say, but that's the value props of our managed cloud. It's hard to operate, we'll operate this for you. We have a Kubernetes operator. If you are one of the few people that wants to do Kubernetes at home, that's also something you can do. So yeah, I guess what we cannot do is the thing that Route 53 and [Unbound 00:16:26] and [unintelligible 00:16:27] DNS do, which is this weird DNS database thing that you like so much.Corey: One thing that's, I guess, is a sign of the times, but I have to confess that I'm relatively skeptical around, when I pull up couchbase.com—as one does; you're publicly traded; I don't feel that your company has much of a choice in this—but the first thing it greets me with is Couchbase Capella—which, yes, that is your hosted flagship product; that should be the first thing I see on the website—then it says, “Announcing Capella iQ, AI-powered coding assistance for developers.” Which oh, great, not another one of these.So, all right, give me the pitch. What is the story around, “Ooh, everything that has been a problem before, AI is going to make it way better.” Because I've already talked to you about developer experience. I know where you stand on these things. I have a suspicion you would not be here to endorse something you don't believe in. How does the AI magic work in this context?Laurent: So, that's the thing, like, who's going to be the one that get their products out before the other? And so, we're announcing it on the website. It's available on the private preview only right now. I've tried it. It works.How does it works? The way most chatbot AI code generation work is there's a big model, large language model that people use and that people fine-tune into in order to specialize it to the tasks that they want to do. The way we've built Couchbase iQ is we picked a very famous large language model, and when you ask a question to a bot, there's a context, there's a… the size of the window basically, that allows you to fit as much contextual information as possible. The way it works and the reason why it's integrated into Couchbase Capella is we make sure that we preload that context as much as possible and fine-tune that model, that [foundation 00:18:19] model, as much as possible to do whatever you want to do with Couchbase, which usually falls into several—a couple of categories, really—well maybe three—you want to write SQL, you want to generate data—actually, that's four—you want to generate data, you want to generate code, and if you paste some SQL code or some application code, you want to ask that model, what does do? It's especially true for SQL queries.And one of the questions that many people ask and are scared of with chatbot is how does it work in terms of learning? If you give a chatbot to someone that's very new to something, and they're just going to basically use a chatbot like Stack Overflow and not really think about what they're doing, well it's not [great 00:19:03] right, but because that's the example that people think most developer will do is generate code. Writing code is, like, a small part of our job. Like, a substantial part of our job is understanding what the code does.Corey: We spend a lot more time reading code than writing it, if we're, you know—Laurent: Yes.Corey: Not completely foolish.Laurent: Absolutely. And sometimes reading big SQL query can be a bit daunting, especially if you're new to that. And one of the good things that you get—Corey: Oh, even if you're not, it can still be quite daunting, let me assure you.Laurent: [laugh]. I think it's an acquired taste, let's be honest. Some people like to write assembly code and some people like to write SQL. I'm sort of in the middle right now. You pass your SQL query, and it's going to tell you more or less what it does, and that's a very nice superpower of AI. I think that's [unintelligible 00:19:48] that's the one that interests me the most right now is using AI to understand and to work better with existing pieces of code.Because a lot of people think that the cost of software is writing the software. It's maintaining the codebase you've written. That's the cost of the software. That's our job as developers should be to write legacy code because it means you've provided value long enough. And so, if in a company that works pretty well and there's a lot of legacy code and there's a lot of new people coming in and they'll have to learn all those things, and to be honest, sometimes we don't document stuff as much as we should—Corey: “The code is self-documenting,” is one of the biggest lies I hear in tech.Laurent: Yes, of course, which is why people are asking retired people to go back to COBOL again because nobody can read it and it's not documented. Actually, if someone's looking for a company to build, I guess, explaining COBOL code with AI would be a pretty good fit to do in many places.Corey: Yeah, it feels like that's one of those things that would be of benefit to the larger world. The counterpoint to that is you got that many business processes wrapped around something running COBOL—and I assure you, if you don't, you would have migrated off of COBOL long before now—it's making sure that okay well, computers, when they're in the form of AI, are very, very good at being confident-sounding when they talk about things, but they can also do that when they're completely wrong. It's basically a BS generator. And that is a scary thing when you're taking a look at something that broad. I mean, I'll use the AI coding assistance for things all the time, but those things look a lot more like, “Okay, I haven't written CloudFormation from scratch in a while. Build out the template, just because I forget the exact sequence.” And it's mostly right on things like that. But then you start getting into some of the real nuanced areas like race conditions and the rest, and often it can make things worse instead of better. That's the scary part, for me, at least.Laurent: Most coding assistants are… and actually, each time you ask its opinion to an AI, they say, “Well, you should take this with a grain of salt and we are not a hundred percent sure that this is the case.” And this is, make sure you proofread that, which again, from a learning perspective, can be a bit hard to give to new students. Like, you're giving something to someone and might—that assumes is probably as right as Wikipedia but actually, it's not. And it's part of why it works so well. Like, the anthropomorphism that you get with chatbots, like, this, it feels so human. That's why it get people so excited about it because if you think about it, it's not that new. It's just the moment it took off was the moment it looked like an assertive human being.Corey: As you take a look through, I guess, the larger ecosystem now, as well as the database space, given that is where you specialize, what do you think people are getting right and what do you think people are getting wrong?Laurent: There's a couple of ways of seeing this. Right now, when I look at from the outside, every databases is going back to SQL, I think there's a good reason for that. And it's interesting to put into perspective with AI because when you generate something, there's probably less chance to generate something wrong with SQL than generating something with code directly. And I think five generation—was it four or five generation language—there some language generation, so basically, the first innovation is assembly [into 00:23:03] in one and then you get more evolved languages, and at some point you get SQL. And SQL is a way to very shortly express a whole lot of business logic.And I think what people are doing right now is going back to SQL. And it's been impressive to me how even new developers that were all about [ORMs 00:23:25] and [no-DMs 00:23:26], and you know, avoiding writing SQL as much as possible, are actually back to it. And that's, for an old guy like me—well I mean, not that old—it feels good. I think SQL is coming back with a vengeance and that makes me very happy. I think what people don't realize is that it also involves doing data modeling, right, and stuff because database like Couchbase that are schemaless exist. You should store your data without thinking about it, you should still do data modeling. It's important. So, I think that's the interesting bits. What are people doing wrong in that space? I'm… I don't want to say bad thing about other databases, so I cannot even process that thought right now.Corey: That's okay. I'm thrilled to say negative things about any database under the sun. They all haunt me. I mean, someone wants to describe SQL to me is the chess of the programming world and I feel like that's very accurate. I have found that it is far easier in working with databases to make mistakes that don't wash off after a new deployment than it is in most other realms of technology. And when you're lucky and have a particular aura, you tend to avoid that stuff, at least that was always my approach.Laurent: I think if I had something to say, so just like the XKCD about standards: like, “there's 14 standards. I'm going to do one that's going to unify them all.” And it's the same with database. There's a lot… a [laugh] lot of databases. Have you ever been on a website called dbdb.io?Corey: Which one is it? I'm sorry.Laurent: Dbdb.io is the database of databases, and it's very [laugh] interesting website for database nerds. And so, if you're into database, dbdb.io. And you will find Couchbase and you will find a whole bunch of other databases, and you'll get to know which database is derived from which other database, you get the history, you get all those things. It's actually pretty interesting.Corey: I'm familiar with DB-Engines, which is sort of like the ranking databases by popularity, and companies will bend over backwards to wind up hitting all of the various things that they want in that space. The counterpoint with all of it is that it's… it feels historically like there haven't exactly been an awful lot of, shall we say, huge innovations in databases for the past few years. I mean, sure, we hear about vectors all the time now because of the joy that's AI, but smarter people than I are talking about how, well that's more of a feature than it is a core database. And the continual battle that we all hear about constantly is—and deal with ourselves—of should we use a general-purpose database, or a task-specific database for this thing that I'm doing remains largely unsolved.Laurent: Yeah, what's new? And when you look at it, it's like, we are going back to our roots and bringing SQL again. So, is there anything new? I guess most of the new stuff, all the interesting stuff in the 2010s—well, basically with the cloud—were all about the distribution side of things and were all about distributed consensus, Zookeeper, etcd, all that stuff. Couchbase is using an RAFT-like algorithm to keep every node happy and under the same cluster.I think that's one of the most interesting things we've had for the past… well, not for the past ten years, but between, basically, 20 or… between the start of AWS and well, let's say seven years ago. I think the end of the distribution game was brought to us by the people that have atomic clock in every data center because that's what you use to synchronize things. So, that was interesting things. And then suddenly, there wasn't that much innovation in the distributed world, maybe because Aphyr disappeared from Twitter. That might be one of the reason. He's not here to scare people enough to be better at that.Aphyr was the person behind the test called the Jepsen Test [shoot 00:27:12]. I think his blog engine was called Call Me Maybe, and he was going through every distributed system and trying to break them. And that was super interesting. And it feels like we're not talking that much about this anymore. It really feels like database have gone back to the status of infrastructure.In 2010, it was not about infrastructure. It was about developer empowerment. It was about serving JSON and developer experience and making sure that you can code faster without some constraint in a distributed world. And like, we fixed this for the most part. And the way we fixed this—and as you said, lack of innovation, maybe—has brought databases back to an infrastructure layer.Again, it wasn't the case 15 years a—well, 2023—13 years ago. And that's interesting. When you look at the new generation of databases, sometimes it's just a gateway on top of a well-known database and they call that a database, but it provides higher-level services, provides higher-level bricks, better developer experience to developer to build stuff faster. We've been trying to do this with Couchbase App Service and our sync gateway, which is basically a gateway on top of a Couchbase cluster that allow you to manage authentication, authorization, that allows you to manage synchronization with your mobile device or with websites. And yeah, I think that's the most interesting thing to me in this industry is how it's been relegated back to infrastructure, and all the cool stuff, new stuff happens on the layer above that.Corey: I really want to thank you for taking the time to speak with me. If people want to learn more, where's the best place for them to find you?Laurent: Thanks for having me and for entertaining this conversation. I can be found anywhere on the internet with these six letters: L-D-O-G-U-I-N. That's actually 7 letters. Ldoguin. That's my handle on pretty much any social network. Ldoguin. So X, [BlueSky 00:29:21], LinkedIn. I don't know where to be anymore.Corey: I hear you. We'll put links to all of it in the [show notes 00:29:27] and let people figure out where they want to go on that. Thank you so much for taking the time to speak with me today. I really do appreciate it.Laurent: Thanks for having me.Corey: Laurent Doguin, Director of Developer Relations and Strategy at Couchbase. 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