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Schon vor ca. 20 Jahren habe ich Vorträge und Seminare zum Thema Wissenschaft und Umwelt gehalten. Vieles von dem, was ich damals gesagt habe, hat sich bis heute (leider) bestätigt. Diese Episode ist so etwas wie ein Frühjahrsputz für mich: Wie steht die Einordnung der verschiedenen Ideen und Ansätze der Umweltbewegungen mit-, gegen- und zueinander? Wie steht es zwischen Theorie, Ideologie und Praxis? Werten und Aktivität? Welche Rolle spielt Wissenschaft? Wo sehen wir begriffliche Verwirrungen? Wie finden wir den Weg von, aber auch der Spalt zwischen Ethik und Praxis? Diese Episode wird die Themen keinesfalls abdecken, ich sehe es eher als ein Aufwerfen von Bällen, die zum Teil in früheren Episoden, zum Teil in späteren Episoden wieder aufgefangen und genauer betrachtet wurden oder werden sollten. Welche Ansätze und Ideologien gibt es in der Umweltbewegung? 1. De-Growth (Wachstumskritik) Wachstumskritik hat eine lange und wechselhafte Tradition, die wenigstens auf Thomas Robert Malthus um 1800 zurückgeht und immer wieder neu interpretiert wurde und wird. Eine moderne Definition der Ziele ist: »Gerechtes Herunterskalieren von Produktion und Konsum, der das menschliche Wohlbefinden und die ökologischen Bedingungen verbessert« Wir finden in dieser Gruppe leider aber auch eine nicht zu geringe Zahl an Extremisten, denen auch die radikale Reduktion der Menschheit wünschenswert erscheint um das Ziel zu erreichen, etwa: »Until such time as Homo sapiens should decide to rejoin nature, some of us can only hope for the right virus to come along.«, David Gräber 2. »Business as Usual« Wenn wir ehrlich sind, interessiert das Thema Umwelt im Alltag immer noch fast niemanden, jedenfalls dann nicht, wenn es über das Ausrollen von Wohlfühltechnologien und -ideen geht, die dem Einzelnen (scheinbar) wenig Kosten verursachen aber ein gutes Gefühl geben, etwas geleistet zu haben: »Das Ausrollen von ineffektiven Wohlfühl-Technologien ist dreifach schlecht — abgesehen vom offensichtlichen, dass sie ineffektiv sind, führt es auch dazu, dass der Druck nachlässt etwas wirkungsvolles zu tun, weil ja gehandelt wird, und vielleicht das schlimmste: es lenkt mögliche Ressourcen weg von wichtigeren Bedürfnissen.«, Steven Koonin 3. Eco-Modernismus Dder mittlerweile 101 jährige James Lovelock in seinem letzten Buch Novacen: »Das Bestreben nach einer besseren Zeit vor dem Anthropozän ist eine Phantasie. Zunächst einmal, weil es nie eine goldene Zeit frei von Wünschen und Leid gab und zweitens, weil wir, um dorthin zurück zu gelangen, die offensichtlichen Vorteile der Moderne rückgängig machen müssten« Beim Eco-Modernismus steht der Mensch im Zentrum der Veränderung aber auch der Verantwortung; Reduktion des menschlichen Einflusses auf die Natur durch Entkopplung, Intensivierung und Innovation sind der Anspruch: »Intensivierung vieler menschlicher Tätigkeiten — im besonderen Landwirtschaft, Energiegewinnung, Forstwirtschaft und Siedlung — mit dem Ziel, weniger Land zu nutzen und weniger in die natürlichen Welt einzugreifen ist der Schlüssel, menschliche Entwicklung von den negativen Einflüssen auf die Umwelt zu entkoppeln« Eco-Modernisten lehnen radikale Wachstumskritik ab. Selbst Jorgen Randers, der Mitautor der »Grenzen des Wachstums« von 1972, schreibt vor wenigen Jahren: »Der fundamentale Grund, warum die meisten Menschen Wachstum bevorzugen ist, dass es der einzige Weg ist, den moderne Gesellschaften gefunden haben um drei Probleme effektiv zu lösen: Armut, Arbeitslosigkeit und Pensionen« Aber können wir glauben, dass wir die Herausforderungen der Zeit alleine mit Technik und Wachstum lösen können? Wie lange kann das gut gehen? 4. Singularisten/Eskapisten & Post-Humanisten Die Insel oder das Landgut in Neuseeland reicht für viele Milliardäre nicht mehr aus, um sich vor den Katastrophen der Welt zu verstecken. Heute muss es der Mars, Raumstationen oder gar das Verlassen des Sonnensystems sein. Jedenfalls ist das die Vision einiger Vertreter einflussreicher US-Eliten. Sollte das doch nicht klappen, können wir uns ja in Computer hochladen und virtuell weiterleben. Oder übergeben wir als Menschen gar den Stab an intelligente Maschinen? Wer glaubt an diese Phantasien, beziehungsweise hält sie für eine wünschenswerte Zukunft? *** Im zweiten Teil dieser Episode stelle ich die Frage, was Philosophie und Ethik zu diesem Themenbereich zu sagen hat? Wer steht eigentlich im Zentrum der Betrachtung, Mensch oder Natur? Sollten wir Deep oder Shallow Ecology betreiben? Wem sollen wir folgen, Deontologen oder Utilitaristen und was ist von der »PAT« Formel zu halten? Haben die Wachstumskritiker bisher mit ihren Vorhersagen recht behalten, und selbst wenn nicht — was bedeutet dies für die Zukunft? Außerdem: nicht nur die Interessen westlicher Industrienationen zählen: »Diese verschiedenen Ansätze haben ein gemeinsames Design, das ökonomische Ziel, die Kosten des Klima-Aktivismus zu sozialisieren und die Armen die Rechnung für die Reichen zahlen zu lassen.« und »Die Weiterführung globaler Armut und niedriger Einkommen kann nicht die Klima-Strategie der reichen Welt sein.«, Samir Saran Welche Rolle spielt Ideologie und wie ist die Lücke zwischen Ideologie, Wissenschaft und tatsächlicher Umsetzung zu überbrücken. Gerade unter Aktivisten erleben wir oft ein hohes Maß an Motivation, Kritik an Missständen aber nur sehr selten kohärente und realistische Ideen, wie die Situation verbessert werden kann. »Es zeigt sich, dass in den fortgeschrittensten Phasen der Idiotie der Ideenmangel mit Ideologieüberschuss kompensiert wird.«, Carlos Ruiz Zafon, eine Figur in Das Spiel der Engel Oftmals scheint die Medizin des Aktivismus schlimmere Folgen zu haben als die Krankheit — helfen uns die zahlreichen NGOs also, das Problem zu lösen, oder richten sie oftmals mehr Schaden als Nutzen an? »Tausende Kuhhörner, vergraben auf einem Acker, sollen für eine gute Ernte sorgen. Für Demeter-Landwirte ein gängiges Ritual. Ein Verband zwischen Biolandwirtschaft und Esoterik.«, ZDF-Bericht zur Bio-Landwirtschaft zwischen Ökologie und Esoterik Dass es nicht nur um nutzlose Esoterik geht, sondern dass inkohärente Öko-Ideen auch massive Schäden anrichten können, zeigt der radikale Versuch in Sri Lanka auf eine vermeintlich grüne Landwirtschaft umzusteigen: »Die Befürworter von Bio-Landbau, überzeugt von naturalistischen Fehlschlüssen und argwöhnisch über moderne landwirtschaftliche Forschung, können keine plausible Lösung anbieten. Was sie anbieten, wie das Disaster in Sri Lanka offen gelegt hat, ist Elend.«, Ted Nordhaus Das Experiment in Sri Lanka wurde nach wenigen Monaten beendet, weil die Folgen verheerend waren. Ein anderes Beispiel: Greenpeace protestiert zur gleichen Zeit in England gegen ein Solarkraftwerk und in Frankreich gegen Kernkraft. Wer kann das rational nachvollziehen und unterstützen? Wenig hinterfragte Ideologisierung finden wir aber auf allen Seiten. Wie kommen wir aus diesem Patt heraus? Kann es gelingen, die vernünftigen Ideen aller Seiten zusammenführen und die wenig hilfreichen (aber lauten) Vertreter beider Seiten zu ignorieren? Es gibt gute Beispiele von Aktivisten, die tatsächlich zuhören und ihre Meinung ändern, wenn sie von besseren Argumenten überzeugt werden, wie auch Episode 46 mit der Aktivistin Zion Lights zeigt! Nehmen wir uns diese zum Vorbild. Zum Abschluss: eine ganze Reihe von Begriffen tauchen in diesem Kontext immer wieder auf, die zumindest hinterfragt werden sollten, eine kleine Auswahl diesmal: Wissenschaft und Szientismus Probleme vs. Dilemmata »Umwelt« Naturalistischer Fehlschluss Vorsorge Prinzip Zusammenfassend: wie geht es weiter? Die Zeit, wo wir uns als passive, von Natur oder Gott getriebenen Lebewesen sehen konnte ist vorbei: »Wir können uns wahrscheinlich kaum mehr so etwas wie Naturphänomene vorstellen, die im Sinne der klassischen Theodizeefrage vollständig auf Natur als Gegenkonzept zu Kultur oder Gesellschaft ausgelagert werden können. Selbst wenn ein Komet auf die Erde zurasen würde, […] würden wir das nicht alleine einem«, Armin Nassehi Wie kommen wir zu einer systemischen Sicht, zu einem Blick, die »Gaia« als ganzes betrachtet, das menschliche Wohlbefinden nicht hinten anstellt und trotzdem nicht zur Katastrophe führt? Referenzen Andere Episoden Episode 7 und 8: Alles wird besser... oder nicht? Episode 15: Innovation oder Fortschritt Episode 16: Innovation oder Forrtschritt oder Stagnation? Episode 18: Fortschritt oder Stagnation: Gespräch mit Andreas Windisch Episode 39: Follow the Science Episode 42: Gesellschaftliche Verwundbarkeit, ein Blick hinter die Kulissen: Gespräch mit Herbert Saurugg Episode 44: Was ist Fortschritt? Ein Gespräch mit Philipp Blom Episode 46: Activism, a Conversation with Zion Lights Fachliche Referenzen Extinction Rebellion Website Degrowth US Readings Jason Hickel, Degrowth: A Call for Radical Abundance Hating Humanity Won't Get You Canceled - WSJ Why Silicon Valley billionaires are prepping for the apocalypse in New Zealand, The Guardian (2018) Steven Koonin, Unsettled, What Climate Science Tells Us, What It Doesn't, and Why It Matters Patrick Curry, Ecological Ethics, An Introduction, Polity Press (2006) Stanford Encyclopaedia of Philosophy, Environmental Ethics Samir Saran, Enough Sermons on Climate, It's Time for ‘Just' Action Peter Treue, Blut und Bohnen, Der Paradigmenwechsel im Künast-Ministerium ersetzt Wissenschaft durch Okkultismus, FAZ (2002) Cornelius Janzen, Ritual der Demeter-Landwirte: Warum sie Kuhhörner in der Erde vergraben, ZDF (2021) Demeter, »biodynamische« Präparate Mark Lynas, Finland's Green Party endorses nuclear power (2022) James Lovelock, Novacene, The coming age of hyper intelligence Jorgen Randers, 2052 A global forecast for the next forty years (2012) Ted Nordhaus, Sri Lanka's Organic Farming Experiment Went Catastrophically Wrong, Foreign Policy (2022) Der Mensch - das Mängelwesen, NZZ (2004) The Doomslayer. The environment is going to hell, and human life is doomed to only get worse, right? Wrong. Conventional wisdom, meet Julian Simon, the Doomslayer. Wired (1997) Population, Affluence, and Technology, Penn State College of Earth and Mineral Sciences Roger Pielke Jr., More on the Iron Law of Climate Policy (2010) Carlos Ruiz Zafón, eine Figur in Das Spiel des Engels
ನಾಗರಿಕ ಕಾರ್ಯಕರ್ತೆ ಕಾತ್ಯಾಯಿನಿ ಚಾಮರಾಜ್ ಅವರು ನಿಜವಾದ ಸ್ಥಳೀಯ ಮತ್ತು ನಗರ ಪ್ರಜಾಪ್ರಭುತ್ವದ ಅಗತ್ಯತೆಯ ಕುರಿತು ನಿರೂಪಕರಾದ ಪವನ್ ಶ್ರೀನಾಥ್ ಅವರ ಜೊತೆ ಮಾತನಾಡುತ್ತಾರೆ ಮತ್ತು ಮುಂಬರುವ 2022 ರ ಬಿಬಿಎಂಪಿ ಚುನಾವಣೆ ಸಂದರ್ಭ ತಮ್ಮ ಸ್ಥಳೀಯ ಕಾರ್ಪೊರೇಟರ್ ಅಭ್ಯರ್ಥಿಗಳಿಗೆ ಬೆಂಗಳೂರಿನ ನಾಗರಿಕರು ಏನೆಲ್ಲಾ ಪ್ರಶ್ನೆ ಕೇಳಬೇಕು ಎಂದು ಚರ್ಚಿಸುತ್ತಾರೆ.Changemaker, activist and civic leader Kathyayini Chamaraj talks to host Pavan Srinath about the need for true local and city democracy, and lays out what Bengaluru's citizens should ask of their local corporator candidates in the upcoming 2022 BBMP elections.*Update!* Thale-Harate now has its own YouTube channel! Featuring full episodes and more soon! Head over to youtube.com/haratepod, subscribe and hit the bell icon!'ನಾಗರಿಕ' ಎಂಬ ಪದವು 'ನಗರ'ಕ್ಕೆ ಸಂಭಂದ ಪಟ್ಟದ್ದು, ಇಂಗ್ಲಿಷ್ ನಲ್ಲೂ ಮತ್ತು ಕನ್ನಡದಲ್ಲೂ. ನಮ್ಮಲ್ಲಿ ಅನೇಕರು ರಾಜ್ಯ ಮತ್ತು ರಾಷ್ಟ್ರೀಯ ಚುನಾವಣೆಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಸಕ್ರಿಯವಾಗಿ ಭಾಗವಹಿಸುತ್ತೇವೆ ಮತ್ತು ಮತದಾನ ಮಾಡುತ್ತೇವೆ. ಆದರೆ ಇದರಲ್ಲಿ ಕೆಲವೇ ಕೆಲವು ಜನರು ಮಾತ್ರ ನಗರ ಮತ್ತು ಸ್ಥಳೀಯ ಚುನಾವಣೆಗಳ ಬಗ್ಗೆಯೂ ಗಮನಹರಿಸುತ್ತಾರೆ. ಬೆಂಗಳೂರಿನಂತಹ ಮಹಾನಗರಗಳಲ್ಲಿ, ನಗರ ಚುನಾವಣೆಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಮತದಾರರ ಜಾಗೃತಿ ಮತ್ತು ಇದರಿಂದಾಗಿ ಮತದಾನ ಮಾಡುವವರ ಸಂಖ್ಯೆ ಎರಡೂ ಕಡಿಮೆ ಇರುತ್ತೆ. ರಾಜ್ಯ ಸರ್ಕಾರಗಳು ಹೆಚ್ಚಿನ ಸ್ಥಳೀಯ ನಿರ್ಧಾರಗಳ ಮೇಲೆ ಅತಿಯಾದ ನಿಯಂತ್ರಣವನ್ನು ಹೊಂದಿದ್ದು ಇದರ ಪರಿಣಾಮವಾಗಿ ಬೆಂಗಳೂರಿನ ಬಿಬಿಎಂಪಿ ಚುನಾವಣೆ 2 ವರ್ಷದಿಂದ ನಡೆದಿಲ್ಲ. ಈವಾಗ ಅಂತಿಮವಾಗಿ ಜುಲೈ 2022 ರಲ್ಲಿ ಚುನಾವಣಾ ದಿನಾಂಕವನ್ನ ನಾವು ನಿರೀಕ್ಷಿಸುತ್ತಿದ್ದೇವೆ.ಕಾತ್ಯಾಯಿನಿ ಚಾಮರಾಜ್ ಅವರು ಸುಮಾರು 35 ವರ್ಷಗಳಿಂದ ಬೆಂಗಳೂರಿನ ಅಭಿವೃದ್ಧಿ ಮತ್ತು ನಗರ ಆಡಳಿತದ ವಿಷಯಗಳ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಬರೆಯುತ್ತಿದ್ದಾರೆ ಮತ್ತು ಅದರ ಕುರಿತು ಕೆಲಸ ಮಾಡುತ್ತಿದ್ದಾರೆ. 2005 ರಿಂದ CIVIC ನ ಕಾರ್ಯನಿರ್ವಾಹಕ ಟ್ರಸ್ಟಿಯಾಗಿ ಕರ್ತವ್ಯ ನಿರ್ವಹಿಸುತ್ತಿದ್ದಾರೆ. 'ನಾಗರಿಕ ಸಮಾಜ ವೇದಿಕೆ'ಯ ನೇತ್ರತ್ವದಲ್ಲಿ ಕಾತ್ಯಾಯಿನಿ ಮತ್ತು ಅವರ ಸಂಗಡಿಗರು ಸೇರಿ 'BBMP ಚುನಾವಣೆ 2022 ರ ಪ್ರಣಾಳಿಕೆ'ಯನ್ನು ತಯಾರಿಸಿದ್ದು, ಇದನ್ನು ಜೂನ್ನಲ್ಲಿ ನಗರ ಮತ್ತು ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ರಾಜ್ಯದ ಪ್ರಮುಖ ರಾಜಕೀಯ ನಾಯಕರನ್ನು ಒಳಗೊಂಡ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮವೊಂದರಲ್ಲಿ ಬಿಡುಗಡೆ ಮಾಡಲಾಯಿತು. ತಲೆ ಹರಟೆ ಕನ್ನಡ ಪಾಡ್ಕಾಸ್ಟ್ ನ 143 ನೇ ಸಂಚಿಕೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಕಾತ್ಯಾಯಿನಿಯವರು ಹೇಗೆ ಪ್ರಜಾಪ್ರಭುತ್ವವು ಚುನಾವಣೆಗಳೊಂದಿಗೆ ಕೊನೆಗೊಳ್ಳುವುದಿಲ್ಲ ಎಂದು, ಜೊತೆಗೆ ಜವಾಬ್ದಾರಿಗಳು, ಹೊಣೆಗಾರಿಕೆ ಮತ್ತು ಪಾರದರ್ಶಕತೆಯೊಂದಿಗೆ ನಡೆಯಬೇಕಾದ ಸಕ್ರಿಯ ವಾರ್ಡ್ ಸಮಿತಿಗಳು ಮತ್ತು ಪ್ರದೇಶ ಸಭೆಗಳ ಅಗತ್ಯತೆಗಳ ಕುರಿತೂ ತಿಳಿಸುತ್ತಾರೆ. ಅದರ ಜೊತೆಗೆ ಆಡಳಿತ ಅವಧಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಹೇಗೆ ಊರಿನ ತಳಮಟ್ಟದ ನಾಗರಿಕರಿಗೂ ಕೂಡ ಅವರಿಗೆ ಅರ್ಹವಾದ ಸವಲತ್ತುಗಳು ಸಿಗುವಂತಾಗಬೇಕು ಎಂಬುವುದರ ಕುರಿತೂ ವಿಸ್ತ್ರತವಾಗಿ ಚರ್ಚಿಸಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಬನ್ನಿ ಕೇಳಿ!The word ‘citizen' has always been connected to a ‘city', in English and in Kannada. While many of us may actively vote and participate in state and national elections and politics, far fewer people stay connected in city and local politics. In a metropolis like Bengaluru, voter turnouts and voter awareness remains low during city elections. State governments also have excessive control over most local decisions, and as a result Bengaluru's BBMP elections are overdue for 2 years now, and we can finally expect to learn the election dates in July 2022. Kathyayini Chamaraj has been writing and working on Bengaluru's development and urban governance issues for close to 35 years, and has been the Executive Trustee of CIVIC since 2005. As a part of a larger ‘Civil Society Forum', Kathyayini and her collaborators have put together a ‘Manifesto for BBMP Elections 2022', which was released in June in an event featuring top political leaders in the city and the state of Karnataka. On Episode 143 of the Thale-Harate Kannada Podcast, Kathyayini explains how democracy doesn't end with the elections, but needs active Ward Committees and Area Sabhas, with well-defined roles, responsibilities, accountability and transparency. She further details how Bengaluru needs to be governed such that its least fortunate citizens receive the focus and attention they deserve. Tune in!Recommended Reading:- Civil Society Forum BBMP manifesto with final inputs- Manifesto Key Demands [English] [ಕನ್ನಡ]- CIVIC, Bengaluru- BBMP Elections: Will Bengaluru get a better deal? Kathyayini Chamaraj in Deccan Herald More Bengaluru-related Episodes:- ಬೆಂಗಳೂರಿಗೊಂದು ಬಜೆಟ್. A Budget for Bengaluru? (2021) with Surya and Pavan.- ಬೆಂಗಳೂರಿಗೆ ನೀರಿದೆಯೇ? Water and Bengaluru with S Vishwanath.- ಬೆಂಗಳೂರಿನ ಪ್ಲ್ಯಾನಿಂಗ್ ಸಾಧ್ಯವಾ? Bengaluru's City Planning with Dr Anjali Karol Mohan.More Development-related Episodes:- ಸಾರ್ವಜನಿಕ ಎಂದರೆ ಯಾರು? The Public in Public Policy with Dr Ashwin Mahesh.- ವೃದ್ಧಿ-ವಿತ್ತ-ವೃತ್ತಿ. A Vision for India's Development with Dr R Balasubramaniam.- ಗಣರಾಜ್ಯ ಚಿಂತನೆಗಳು. Reflections on the Republic with Alok Prasanna Kumar.- ಗ್ರಾಮಗಳು ಪ್ರಜಾಪ್ರಭುತ್ವದ ಯಶಸ್ಸು. Gram Sabhas & Democracy with Dr Vijayendra Rao.- ಕುಶಲ ಭಾರತ. Skilling & New Education Policy with Dr KP Krishnan.- ತ್ಯಾಜ್ಯ ನೀರಿನ ಗಮನ. Managing Waste Water in India with S Vishwanath.ಫಾಲೋ ಮಾಡಿ. Follow the Thalé-Haraté Kannada Podcast @haratepod. Facebook: https://facebook.com/HaratePod/ , Twitter: https://twitter.com/HaratePod/ , Instagram: https://instagram.com/haratepod/ and YouTube: https://youtube.com/HaratePod .ಈಮೇಲ್ ಕಳಿಸಿ, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or send a tweet and tell us what you think of the show!You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios and check out our website at https://ivmpodcasts.com/ .You can also listen to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Gaana, Amazon Music Podcasts, JioSaavn, Castbox, or any other podcast app. We also have some video episodes up on YouTube! ಬನ್ನಿ ಕೇಳಿ!
Decision Vision Episode 176: Should I Continue Investing in Sales and Marketing in a Recession?- An Interview with Amy Franko, Amy Franko Associates Tempting as it may be to cut expenses such as sales and marketing when faced with the prospect of a recession, Amy Franko argues that is a mistake. Joining host Mike Blake […] The post
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In episode 10 of the podcast (@AugmentedPod (https://twitter.com/AugmentedPod)), the topic is “A Brief History of Manufacturing Software.” Our guest is Rick Bullotta, Partner, TwinThread, and co-founder, ThingWorx. In this conversation, we talk about how Rick has shaped manufacturing software history and the lessons learned from being an early employee of Wonderware, the famous precursor to manufacturing automation, back in 1993, a company first sold to British engineering giant Siebe in 1998, which merged with BTR to form Invensys, which, in turn, merged with French multinational Schneider Electric, and later the CTO. Rick Bullotta was also the co-founder of Lighthammer Software which was later acquired by SAP, then in 2009 founding ThingWorx, the first complete, end-to-end technology platform designed for the industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) which was acquired by PTC in 2003. We also touch on his current advice to founders in the industrial space, his board role at Tulip, and what he sees lie ahead for the industry. After listening to this episode, check out Thingworx as well as Rick Bullotta's social profile. * Thingworx (https://www.ptc.com/en/resources/iiot/product-brief/thingworx-platform) * Rick Bullotta (https://www.linkedin.com/in/rickbullotta/) Trond's takeaway: Wonderware, Lighthammer, and ThingWorx are prominent parts of manufacturing software history, and there's a chance that the 4th company he now is involved with, Tulip, also will be. I do things with things is Rick Bullotta's motto. The things he does, he does them well, and it is an internet of things, more than anything else. I, for one, am eagerly listening to what he predicts will happen next. Thanks for listening. If you liked the show, subscribe at Augmentedpodcast.co or in your preferred podcast player, and rate us with five stars. If you liked this episode, you might also like episode 4: A Renaissance of Manufacturing or episode 5: Plug-and-Play Industrial Tech. Augmented--the industry 4.0 podcast. Transcript: Augmented reveals the stories behind a new era of industrial operations where technology will restore the agility of frontline workers. In Episode 10 of the podcast, the topic is a Brief History of Manufacturing Software. Our guest is Rick Bullotta, Partner at TwinThread and Co-Founder of ThingWorx. In this conversation, we talk about how Rick has shaped manufacturing software history and the lessons learned from being an early employee with Wonderware, the famous precursor to manufacturing automation, back in 1993, a company first sold to British engineering giant Siebe in 1998, which then merged with BTR to form Invensys, which in turn merged with French and multinational Schneider Electric and later the CTO. Rick Bullotta was also the Co-Founder of Lighthammer Software which was later acquired by SAP. Then in 2009, founding ThingWorx, the first complete end-to-end technology platform designed for the industrial internet of things, which was acquired by PTC in 2003. We also touch on his current advice to founders in the industrial space, his board role at Tulip, and what he sees lie ahead for the industry. Augmented is a podcast for leaders hosted by futurist, Trond Arne Undheim, presented by Tulip.co, the manufacturing app platform, and associated with MFG Works, the manufacturing upskilling community launched at the World Economic Forum. Each episode dives deep into a contemporary topic of concern across the industry and airs at 9:00 a.m. U.S. Eastern Time every Wednesday. Augmented - the industry 4.0 podcast. TROND: Rick, how are you today? RICK: Good morning. TROND: Well, it's a nice morning. I wanted to talk to you about some history. RICK: Sure. TROND: Well, you are a bit of a legend in this field, Rick. You've been basically part of almost every development in this field for several years. I wanted us to spend a little time today, not just going into your history of background as the founder of several startups that have had very significant impact on the industry but also just bring people in a little bit to the environment and how it has changed, and how based on your perspective, you see it evolving. You had a degree from Cornell, and then you went on to fund several companies. Can you bring us back to those days when you were studying industrial engineering at Cornell? What was the environment then for manufacturing? And what was it that brought you into the thought that you would start engaging sort of entrepreneurial software development in manufacturing of all fields? RICK: Just to be clear, I barely graduated. [laughter] So I had a fantastic time in college. But that was when I think we thought of engineers as mechanical engineers, or chemical engineers, the physical aspects of making things, building things, vending product as opposed to...I think software and technology was kind of a nascent concept there, at least certainly in manufacturing. But I actually switched degrees from mechanical engineering to operations research mid-stride there, realizing that looking at pieces of broken metal under a microscope wasn't for me. So I graduated. My degree was in operations research, and actually, my first position was at a very progressive steel company called Lukens Steel, doing essentially industrial engineering work. However, this was what? 1985, dawn of the PC, dawn of a new gen of computing. And some opportunities opened up there to kind of take on some additional responsibilities that involved applying computing to simulations and optimization models, all the stuff that I studied but never thought I'd actually practice. So I'd spend a lot of time in the local library checking out software, take the disc home, teach myself to code. An opportunity then opened up to go into steel plant operation. So I used to run a heat-treating process. And that's one thing that a university degree won't prepare you for, having 15 steelworkers working for you. That's where you get a real education. You also quickly realize that the exception is the rule on the manufacturing floor. And we'll talk later about how it gave me a great appreciation of the importance of the role of people in this whole process and not just technology. But yeah, I spent a few years in that role and then moved back over to an industrial computing group. And we were applying at the time very advanced technology, mini computers, very innovative user interfaces, high levels of automation to some of these processes back at the very site that I worked. And the very operations that I worked at was one of the first places for that. So that's kind of where I got into the technology side of things. But I like to say I was blessed and lucky, right? This crusty, old steel company happened to be very, very committed to investing in technology. And it was a learning opportunity for me. And then, across the years, I moved into systems integration. I did some stuff in discrete manufacturing. I had the opportunity; again, luck sometimes happens here, to work for arguably the first well-known company in the industrial software space company called Wonderware, first IPO in the space. And I joined very early, which is kind of cool. TROND: The Wonderware story is somewhat famous for people inside of manufacturing, but just in case, there are some listeners here who don't really appreciate how early Wonderware was. What was the situation when you created your first product? And why, in your account, has it become so emblematic of that early-early era? And what year are we talking about exactly when that entered the stage with Wonderware? RICK: So late '80s, early '90s Wonderware came on the scene. I joined in; I believe it was '93. And my role there was actually in sales. So you'll find that a lot of my life experiences are all the elements that help build a successful business: sales, marketing, technology. So the founding team there...and there'll be a circle of life moment here in a little bit when we talk about how ThingWorx came to be. The two key co-founders there, Dennis Morin and Phil Huber, recognized the value. And they harnessed the PC revolution and Microsoft Windows. So we're talking Wayback Machine when Windows looked like the Mac user interface. There wasn't a lot of PC application on the plant floor. There were some very interesting companies that I had worked with, competitors to Wonderware but a bit earlier companies like [inaudible 7:28] But we were just kind of at that inflection point where people were comfortable with the role of the personal computer as this kind of human interface to all the automation systems that we had. What Dennis and Phil did was really twofold. And this, I think, ties into a lot of the innovation we're seeing today is they democratized the ability to build applications. They made it easy and fun. So the whole experience wasn't coding; it was very visual. It leveraged kind of a drag and drop experience. You didn't need to understand software to apply it. You could build these incredible applications literally in minutes or hours, connect them to the physical world. I don't know if you've ever seen some of the classic applications they've built. But they're those process mimics, very dynamic graphics that represent the physical world. And I learned a lot during that period about the importance of two things: one is ease of use and empowering others to build applications, particularly in the manufacturer domain. Second was, ironically, the importance of marketing. If there's one thing, that company did extraordinarily well in addition to having a great product was getting the message out there, maintaining a larger-than-life image. And the company grew rapidly to 5 million, 10 million, 15, 20, and on and on, and then IPOed. But there wasn't anybody in history that didn't know the name. Go to a trade show...this is a company that kind of put some perspective. I think the first year I was there; we did about 20 million in revenues. We spent about a million-five on a party. That's kind of the priorities were well balanced there. But what an extraordinary group of people to learn from; I developed lifelong mentors and friends at that company that fast forward to my last company, some of those same people came and joined my team. So it was a complete honor to work with them again, so yeah. TROND: So back in those days, what was it that Wonderware apart from the marketing side, and like you said, the menus and things...first of all, who was the target audience at this point? Was this still process engineers that were doing this, or was it still the IT department managing? RICK: Typically process engineers, and that was the democratization, taking it out of that...let's go back to my time in the steel industry. We were writing Fortran code, PL/M code. We were writing code. We were creating database schema, all the kinds of classic development processes. And it was part of a corporate IT function. Now, this shifted to empowering two main groups, process engineers inside these manufacturing companies and, secondly, a new breed of systems integrators that were very, very focused on this automation domain. So historically, they may have done the physical automation, the PLCs, the actuators, sensing distributed control systems. Now they were able to take on this role. Two other things happened. Just prior to the advent of things like [inaudible 10:42] and Wonderware, that user experience was physical gauges, and push buttons, and things like that, and sliders. Now, it became digital. In a way, this was almost like magic at the time. It's virtual reality. It's like a lot of people the first time...I'll never forget my mother the first time she played solitaire on a PC and that virtual card dragging. It was just utter magic. Well, similar experience here, right? People were able to reproduce these and rapidly reconfigure. But to your point, I would say, yeah, it was those in-house process engineers and the systems integrators that helped implement these systems. TROND: Were you all aware of how innovative you were? I mean, clearly, the marketing department thought you were something special. But did you realize at the time how timeless and etched into manufacturing history Wonderware would become later? Were you aware of how far ahead this was? Or were the customers telling you that clearly? RICK: That's a great question. I think it was a combination of both. We had an almost cult-like customer following that was pretty unique, and it created a lot of energy. They knew we were doing something interesting. But we had very legitimate competitors who were also doing super cool stuff. I think another life lesson here was a lot of companies create great products. To bring great products to market at scale is a whole nother task. It's a whole nother challenge. And I think what we had going for us was an absolutely extraordinary distribution channel, global distribution channels, and very energetic, bright people, independent businesses that could sell, support, implement this technology. That allowed us to achieve scale pretty quickly. But the customers were the primary feedback loop. We won all kinds of awards from the trade rags, all that kind of stuff. I definitely think it was the kinds of applications that the customers were building. That always gives you energy when you see that. TROND: Rick, give me another sense of as we're sort of moving to your next company, just bring us back to that time with the early years of Wonderware. What were some of the things that were challenging to you on the application side then that today we would laugh off and it would just be like a line item? What were some of the things that were really complicated that you were so proud of having accomplished? RICK: Well, let's just take the obvious, which is sort of the inverse of Moore's law. If we turn the clock back that many years, we have half as much compute power every year. And to have a very graphical dynamic user experience, it had to be reliable. I would not underestimate the incredible work that that development team did to take not only a new product in what we built with InTouch, which was the product at the time but also Windows itself. It wasn't evolved. It wasn't mature. It certainly wasn't targeted at these kinds of mission-critical applications. So those were the kinds of things you had to work with. You had to make it robust, reliable, and take advantage of very, very limited compute and visualization capability at the time. It changed the modalities by way...people typically, you know, we were all used to keyboards at the time. Now it's touch; it's a mouse. It's a different means of interaction. And then how do you bring that? Some interesting challenges. Like, I'm a task worker down on the floor in protective equipment and gloves, and how do I interact with that? So all kinds of creative stuff to try and bring a whole new modality of human interaction to a pretty demanding segment. TROND: So what then happened to you? What happened around you leaving Wonderware and moving on to the next challenges? Because you've also had a foray in larger companies, but then you immediately went back to the startup world. Give me a sense of what was your thinking then? RICK: Sure. So there was a little detour as there are often in our careers. [laughs] I left and experimented. I actually came back to Wonderware a second time prior to my first startup in a product management role. I got to see M&A. So we got involved in a couple of key acquisitions that I was intimately involved in. So that was another learning experience for me. Then I saw this opportunity at a level above the Wonderwares of the world, of the OSIsofts of the world, of all these kinds of operational systems that we had. They were islands. No one had that holistic view, a supervisor, an operator. No one was sharing information. And so the light bulb went off. This is actually about when the web technologies were starting to get a little traction, the browser, the Netscape effect, ubiquitous TCP/IP connectivity, Ethernet, and the plants. So that's when the light bulb went off. Let's see if we could do something not dissimilar from the way a Wonderware product will connect all your centers and controllers. Why not provide a unified way to see all the systems that you have? So basically, that's what became Lighthammer, and that was in 1998, we started that company. But the intent was, again, to provide that unified view of first...it was called the Plant Information Portal. That was another cool word at the time, right? Portals. And so that was the objective, it's kind of unified visibility. I started the company with some colleagues that I knew from Wonderware. And we built, I think, something pretty groundbreaking there. TROND: And the situation then was there was this need for almost like an information service to kind of...it was almost like an early portal for the industry in a sense. RICK: I think what we found...the unique thing about the industrial space I like to say that everything's a legacy the moment it gets put in. Everything has proprietary APIs, interfaces, and protocols. My approach has always been solve hard problems because you're going to have fewer competitors, and the value is there. So we tried to solve a pretty hard problem, all these like debubblizing all these different crazy systems that were scattered around. Yeah, so that's really what the objective was initially, unified visibility. But then we realized if people can see that information, why can't other systems? So it rapidly progressed from just being empowering people with information to empowering other lines of business systems. So your supply chain systems, warehouse systems, ERP systems can now be informed with real information in a timely manner. And that was what got us on SAP's radar. TROND: Well, because the point was there that you started discovering the importance of standards. And there were standards at that time, but they were very basic web standards. And you started realizing that even in the side of the industrial field, you had to start depending on that. Is that also what got you involved in the intersection of interoperability and also open sourcing certain types of software? RICK: Yeah. In fact, we were actively involved in a lot of open-source projects. I think that was also early in the open-source world. So if something was broken, no one was going to fix it for you; you fix it, right? TROND: [chuckles] RICK: So yeah, if you want to leverage and get value out of open source, you better be prepared to give back. So as a company, we definitely gave back to a lot of interesting projects that became part of the Lighthammer stack. The other thing that I think is important to understand is, and this pattern repeats itself in my career, is building tools, not applications. My goal was always to empower people to build interesting stuff. They've got the ideas. They've got the innovations living inside them. But if it's hard, if there's friction at every point in the process, cost, time, whatever, they're not going to undertake it, so whether it was Wonderware stuff we were implementing, Lighthammer, ThingWorx. And nowadays, with solutions like Tulip, it really was all about that takedown friction, empower non-technical people to be innovators and do it fast. TROND: So, Rick, then you got on SAP's radar. Tell me a little bit about not necessarily your experience there per se but just the difference for you in having straddled a startup that gets on the radar of a large company, and now you're working in a large company. What's the situation there? What is their understanding of the shop floor, and how does that all work? Because it gets more complicated when you're that kind of a software environment. RICK: Well, I think SAP was a very good place to be for a number of reasons. SAP was dominant in the manufacturing vertical in terms of cost manufacturing. Customers, the vast majority of them ran SAP for their back-office systems. SAP had kind of light solutions for the manufacturing domain but a desire to go deeper. Secondly, they were launching a partner ecosystem at the time. We wanted to prove that, in fact, partners are an integral part to their offerings. So we were able to kind of get that visibility, but also, we started stealing some revenue. So when you start taking customer spend instead of upgrading that module in my ERP system, I'm going to spend a couple hundred thousand dollars on my plant floor. That gets you on the radar too. Interesting sidenote, so after SAP, the salespeople told us something fascinating. If you think about in a typical manufacturing company, there's arguably four to seven times more blue-collar...I hate the term blue-collar, task worker, you know, frontline workers, so to speak. But that's got a new meaning nowadays as opposed to back office. Secondly, we had something that not only had a user license for each manufacturing worker but also manufacturing site costs. So think about comparing selling something to the CFO's office that will run in a data center. The scale and size of the deals were pretty substantial, and there was real value being created. So I think in the first year, our sales grew like 800%, 900% from a pretty good base, having that ready base of manufacturing customers to sell into a global company with global sales and support presence. It's pretty easy to get traction there. TROND: But then you had a stint back at Wonderware before you went on to found a new company. What was that like? So you came back and now kind of almost running the show at Wonderware for a little bit. RICK: No, not really because I think the company...this was an interesting dynamic. The company had grown substantially by that point, so from 60 people in my first experience to probably 800 at that point. I was a remote CTO. This was long before remote work was a thing. It was extremely challenging. And I just think those dynamics kind of made it probably not as effective as I could be. That said, some work that I had done in SAP research is what kind of led to the ideas behind ThingWorx. And I actually think, to be blunt, I think Wonderware at the time could have realized those pretty well. Collectively, we could have brought that product to market probably faster of what became ThingWorx. But it just for a variety of reasons, it wasn't the right time, fit, location, all those kinds of things. So dove back into it again, got the band back together, so to speak. TROND: How did that happen? Because at this point, you're not new to startups, and you have had a taste of the corporate world, in fact, in two leading positions, I guess. What is it that then motivates you to go back into that grind, and then you found a groundbreaking company? [laughs] RICK: Part of it is you feel like you cheated on the test. You've got the scars. You've had the lessons learned. I think we had a pretty well-rounded idea on what the new product was going to be, how we were going to take it to market. So I think we actually went in with a pretty solid plan rather than just A; we're going to do some R&D. Secondly, my business partners at Lighthammer were my business partners at ThingWorx, common investors. And some new folks that I worked with at Wonderware joined the team. It was sort of...I'm not going to say we couldn't fail. There were a lot of things we could have done wrong. But we had an incredible team of people with a lot of experience building companies like this, selling software like this. I had a pretty good feeling that we were on the right track there. TROND: And what exactly was ThingWorx in the early days? Because you read things like machine to machine, and those are terms that only much later...today we call internet of things. But you guys were very, very early, honestly, in that domain to produce products in that space when most people were just starting. Machine to machine didn't mean anything to people back then. RICK: And I think where we did well was going a little bit beyond that. And you'll see, once again, it's a pattern that repeats itself, the importance of people, the machines, and the other systems and processes that people have in their companies. Synthesizing all those together is actually where the value nexus is just massive. Any one of those taken in isolation or the connections between them, yeah, there's value to be done. But so we went in kind of with a broad...rather than just machine to machine. And there were some companies doing cool stuff just for getting updates down to an MRI machine or whatever. But we tried to go beyond that. We also realized early on the classic issue; it's good to know what you don't know. And remote access over unreliable links and all that stuff was something...My team had primarily lived in what we would jokingly call the internets of things. Everything's on the local network. You have different considerations. So we acquired a company, a super team, a small company that had a lot of expertise in the kind of internet of things and that remote connectivity, remote management, and that was this the second wave of rocket fuel to get things going. TROND: That's interesting you say that because I think that temptation for many would be you're so far ahead, and you start building things, and you're building things in the future. But I mean, surely, the reality is the shop floor and other things, and you're dealing with poor internet connections. Forget skills. I mean, you're actually dealing with a network that doesn't scale to your idea. RICK: Exactly right. And it was a very interesting balance between...I oversimplify kind of that industrial IoT is smart, connected operations and things like that, so factories, power plants, and then connected fleets of stuff, trucks, MRI machines, light towers, and cities, radically different requirements. One's 98% on-prem, one's 99.9% cloud, one's intermittent, unreliable, expensive connectivity, one's reliable, isolated. So we built a platform to serve both of those tests. In retrospect, we probably made compromises along the way to accommodate that. But still, today, I think PTC's revenue with ThingWorx is fairly well split between those two domains. But that was an interesting challenge on its own because the requirements were dramatically different. TROND: But again, you got acquired. So is this a pattern in your companies? Or is it more a pattern in the field that, at a certain point...because, I mean, I'm making this up here. But is there something about the industry itself that lends itself very easily to just in order to get that scale, you have to be acquired, and it's very desirable? Or is it more a choice that you each time made to say we've built it to a certain scale? RICK: I think in our segment, there are the rare few that an IPO track makes sense, and it's achievable. I think, for the most part, companies in our domain are...they're talking acquisitions to technology companies, cloud companies, enterprise app companies, industrial automation companies. So they have the luxury of we can be the innovation engine. It doesn't have to come off... If you think about a BigCo that wants to build something organically, every dollar they submit...first of all, they're typically 10 to 20 times, and it's just reality, less efficient in developing software for a variety of reasons. And that money comes off the bottom line. So it's actually an interesting dynamic that it's almost more attractive for them as well. But the ThingWorx story is super interesting in the sense that I told someone the other day...so Jim Heppelmann super visionary right there. He had this concept of the digital twin and IoT connected with products way back. And he actually took some of his best and brightest people, his CTO, a number of other people, moved them out of their office, put them in the Cambridge Innovation Center, and said, "Go create something." Well, along the way, we got introduced to that team. And they came to the conclusion that, hey, it's going to be faster, cheaper. We can get to market capture mindshare quicker through acquisition. And if you think about it, that's a very...immature is not the right word. I don't even know what the word I'm looking for here, but it's you've just been given an opportunity to intrapreneur. You've got a clean sheet of paper, all the fun stuff after grinding out your day job for years. And you make that decision to well; we're not going to do that. We're going to go buy a company. I have huge respect for that. And it turned out to be a very good decision for everyone involved. So that's actually how that happened. We were an intrapreneurial effort at a relatively large company, decided to go and become acquisitive instead. And that's worked out quite well. TROND: So we haven't talked so much about the surrounding companies throughout these years. But were there other companies doing innovative things? I'm not so familiar with the history of all of the kind of less successful or less visible manufacturing IT companies throughout the early '90s. What was wrong with some of those, and why don't we talk about them? I mean, are they also still part of the picture? Were there smaller acquisitions that go into this history? RICK: Yeah, there's actually a lot that we were doing right. It was a big enough pie that the gorilla, you know, in the segment might only have a 20-something percent market share. So it was still fairly fragmented. It's partially because of geography, partially because of different segments, and partially just because it was such a big opportunity. The companion market to a lot of what I was doing, for example, at Wonderware and Lighthammer, was the data side of it. So that's the historian companies. Greatest example of that recently is the acquisition of OSIsoft by AVEVA for $5 billion, biggest little company you never heard of. I mean, just a fantastic success story. They stuck to what they did very well and built essentially a dominant market position. They had competitors with good products as well. But I think they're one of those success stories in that space that's only visible to most people now. We had competitors in almost every company I've ever worked at that had great solutions. But this is, again, where I think the X factor stuff comes into play. Your go-to-market machine, the passion that your team and people have that's contagious. If people really believe and they interact with customers and partners, it's just magic. The second thing was, again, where you're really doing useful stuff for customers. Some companies were software companies. Some companies were really just integration companies masquerading as software companies. But, Trond, you know this. There's no shortage of bright people on this planet, and it's -- TROND: Well, sure, there's no shortage of bright people. But I guess this is the third segment that I wanted us to get into. You kind of have a third career now, which is this portfolio life, I guess. [laughs] You can characterize it yourself, but I don't know how to explain it otherwise where you're seeing, first of all, a number of companies and the maturity, I guess, in the space, that's a little different. But you are in a different stage in your career. And I want to eventually get to Tulip and discuss why you got involved with that. But first, maybe you can address some of these portfolio things that you're doing right now. RICK: Sure. TROND: Obviously, mentoring a lot more and getting involved on the board side. How do you see even just the last five years? What's happening right now? Where are we right now with manufacturing software? RICK: So generically, I would say I'm doing manufacturing and adjacent stuff, kind of IoT industrial. I am so excited that it's cool again, right? Because it was for two decades. It was like -- TROND: Well, you were never concerned about that, surely. [laughs] RICK: But, you know, what's the old...in the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king. So if you were cool within your segment, you didn't have to be that great. And you could have done underselling what we achieved at the different companies. But I think it really has visibility now. There's investment money flowing into it. I think the increasing importance of...we kind of hit that little productivity inflection point where it started to flatten out. People are investing in technology. The challenges around people there's just not a lot of know-how, or there's much less know-how about everything from manufacturing operations to the different tasks that get performed to the technologies. So, how do we offset that? So technology is starting to fill an increasingly important role of focused VCs, and focused investors, and focused incubators around this kind of stuff. I think that's probably the biggest change. And then, like any technology segment, the building blocks, the Lego blocks that we build from, just get better and better and better. Someone that wants to add AI capabilities to their solution today, it's never been easier. I want to add Vision. Now, what you do with it can be very differentiating. But my point is that the building blocks we have today are just better than ever. I think the challenge...what's changed maybe in a negative, I think the way you get to customers, get to market has changed and become more challenging. An example, if you think about a venture-funded or otherwise funded startup, turn the clock back 10 or 15 years. We primarily sold perpetual licenses plus maintenance. So you get a big chunk of revenue upfront. Today in the SaaS and subscription world, in essence, we're all in the financing business. We're financing our cost of sales, our R&D., So the capital requirements for companies in our segment are bigger than they ever have been. And we see that with some of the raises, but that's just a reality. That dynamic perhaps even gets ignored sometimes, but it is a big change. Yeah, and then, you know, just to -- TROND: And what got you to Tulip? RICK: So I think it was actually indirectly through Wonderware, if I recall. So Natan and team and Rony and team were looking around at comparables. What are some companies that have been successful growing a business in this space? And he kind of had the hit list of Wonderware folks that he wanted to talk to. And somewhere, somehow, I don't recall the exact moment, but we connected up, and I got it. When he explained what they were doing. The light bulb went off, and I said, "I'd love to be part of this." So I'm both an investor and advisor in the company. And also, I love smart people, like innovative people. TROND: [laughs] RICK: And there's no shortage of those in Natan's team. So first visit there, seeing what they were doing, meeting the team, it was like, all right, there's something going on here. TROND: So tell me what it is that you saw because I was also...I was at MIT at the time when Natan created the company. And I remember vividly going into the lab or whatever you want to describe his early workspace. Because that's what it was, right? It felt like a lab. RICK: Sure. TROND: But the stuff that was coming out was incredible. What do you think? Was it the product vision, or was it just a capability of the people that you saw early on? And now that you're looking at Tulip and its environment, what is being accomplished right now, would you say with this new app reality? RICK: I think it was the aggregate of all the above. Because great example, if you recall the first demo scenario with the mixed reality projecting instructions onto the work –- TROND: That was crazy. That demo was for me, the demo of all demos in the -- [laughs] RICK: Absolutely. TROND: It was crazy. RICK: And I said, wow, you're taking a very fresh look at a problem here. And obviously, with their collective backgrounds, really interesting mix of skill sets, they're going to do cool stuff. And I think Natan and team would be the first to admit they were coming in with not a lot of domain knowledge. They had been involved in companies that made stuff, but there was a learning curve for sure. And that's what a lot of...not just myself, but they had a lot of advisors, customer feedback, brought in some folks into the team, and then just learned on the job training, engaging with customers, engaging in pilots. So I think it took a year or two to kind of get grounded in what are some of the realities of the shop floor, not that they didn't have a good idea. But once that kind of confluence of smart people, customers starting to do cool stuff with it, and the end the product itself evolving, then that's kind of when the rocket took off. TROND: Well, this is interesting what you're saying here because as I'm interviewing a lot of people who have innovated in this space, time and again, what comes back is this is not just your average software innovation garage. A lab is not a garage. Literally, you can be as smart as you are. You can have a big team of smart people. But unless you get coupled up with that manufacturing shop floor experience, you don't stand a chance, or you just can't build. You can't get past the demo. Tell me more about that one because you have had it ingrained. We talked about this a few minutes ago. You started out that way. But there are so many more innovators these days that they can't; well, maybe they can start out, but they haven't started out on the shop floor, so many of them. RICK: I wish they would...everybody who wants to get in this space needs to do...the equivalent of in law enforcement would be a ride-along. You go and spend a couple of nights working the streets. You realize how things really work. It's not like TV. It's not like you read in your textbooks. So there's no substitute for it, even if it's like super-concentrated real-world experience actually going out and spending some time with customers, real-world experience. But I also think it's the third leg of the stool, which is important. It's the technology expertise and creating products. It's manufacturing domain knowledge and then figuring out how to get it in front of customers and sell it. We can never underestimate the importance of that. So that's another thing that I think Tulip took a lot of very iterative and A/B style testing approaches to go-to-market models and continue to innovate and experiment. It's a challenging space to do low-touch, but they've found a niche with that, particularly as a means to plant seeds of customers that can take a first taste of the technology like, wow, that's pretty awesome. The holy grail, I think, for a lot of companies in our space to try to figure out how to do that. No one's really completely cracked the code yet. So it's a kind of combination model. But the domain expertise, a couple of key hires, for example, a great example is the hires they made in the pharmaceutical industry. So life sciences now has become a really, really powerful vertical for Tulip as a result of bringing in civilian expertise plus the evolution of the product from a platform and tooling and some hardware to application, so the app marketplace that they launched. Now when I'm a buyer, you can approach not only that developer buyer, that integrator buyer, but now you can approach a business buyer and say, "I've got all these apps you can assemble together or just use as is." That was also a maturity thing. So it took the domain knowledge, interaction with customers, and then you can progressively build more into the software itself and less that the customer has to configure. That maturation has been pretty exciting to see. TROND: Rick, we've been through a history here that's very, very exciting to me and, I think to listeners. What's next for the digital factory, for the manufacturing, execution systems, all these acronyms? I tried to shy away from them a little bit because we had so many, many other interesting things to talk about today. But if you're looking to the next decade, the holy grail you mentioned, or this final integration project that would marry software, hardware, shop floor, and considering all the challenges that just the past year has brought us, and let's not even bring into it all of the other challenges of this decade and of this century, if you're going to go into the big words. Where are we headed? RICK: I'll maybe focus on where I hope we head, which looks perhaps a little bit different. I started the discussion with one of the things that I learned in my first job working in the plant flow is the importance of people, the knowledge that they have, the experience that they have. People in a lot of our processes are still the sensor, the algorithm, and the actuator. Like it or not, we haven't yet reproduced the human hand. We haven't yet reproduced the human brain. There are some really unique things about humans. And in that context, I hope that the next decade or so is about collaborative technology and how we use robotics, and AI, and information, and mixed reality to help people be better at what they do. And there's always a risk of dehumanization in something like that where people become interchangeable and they don their Iron Man assembly suit. But I'll maybe take a more optimistic view that it's really...we're going to continue to increase productivity output. But there are so many roles like that that could benefit from the synthesis of all these cool technologies that we have. I maintain that there's no such thing as an AI market. There's no such thing as an IoT market; that they're all just building blocks, right? It's what we assemble to solve some actual problem that is interesting. I'm hoping, and I'm confident, that the bar to implement these things becomes increasingly lower. AR is a great example today. It's hard. Building content is time-consuming and difficult. So maybe that's the next one that needs to bring the content creation to mixed reality, next-gen robotics, codebots, and some really interesting stuff happening there. The democratization of machine vision, and audio, and meta sensing that's happening. TROND: But it's interesting you're saying they're still our building blocks, and they're still our collaboration challenges. And maybe those collaboration challenges are going to have to last longer than a decade, and maybe we need more building blocks. But what comes after that once a critical mass of building blocks get assembled? And you have watched this decade by decade that there's a certain coalescence of building blocks, and then a new platform is formed. But still, in this industry, as you have said, so far, most of the time, these new platforms merge into the more traditional platform players, or they merge into more established. Is that a pattern that you see also in this decade? Or will we see the first mega conglomerates come out of completely new manufacturing combination platforms that are integrating all of these technologies and doing something truly new and can sustain their own new creation, whatever iteration of the manufacturing industry that would become? RICK: And I don't know if it's going to be necessarily the suppliers that become the mega innovators. What may well happen is that the manufacturers themselves start to become because the tools have become so powerful that they become the mega. If you actually take a deep dive into a lot of really innovative manufacturing companies, it's the machines that they built to make the product. It's the processes they use to make the product. That's where some of the real breakthroughs happen. That doesn't come from outside. Now, sometimes suppliers can provide some of that equipment. So maybe this is just an amplifier for that. And the second thing is I know is coming is this massive disintermediation of manufacturing. So we already have companies where the brand owner contracts the design of the product. It contracts people to make the products. It contracts people to service the product and sell the product. So they're literally just the brand name on top of it. Now you matrix that, right? Where you have companies with very, very flexible manufacturing capacity that's additive or traditional. Who knows, right? But I think a manufacturing supply chain 10-20 years from now is going to look radically different. Fewer companies will be making stuff on their own. But the companies that are making stuff will be really applying some innovative technology to be flexible, versatile. That's never going to happen for grunt commodity stuff where the cost to produce matter; you do purpose-built. But increasingly, look at the proliferation rate on new product introductions and electronic products and so many different things in our lives, clothing, right? There are so many things that we could innovate faster if the manufacturing systems themselves could adapt faster. Maybe that's an outcome. TROND: Well, I mean, whichever of these scenarios pan out, it seems to me that at least segments of this industry, if it remains, you know if you can talk about it as one industry anymore, is going to be super exciting. So that brings me, I guess, to just my closing question. If you were to advise a young person today who is maybe thinking about college, or they're thinking about should I follow my passion, which happens to be actually going and making and building things? Or should I get a theoretical education, or is that a false choice? Where should they go today? There's this dichotomy between getting a four-year education versus just going and getting some skills like we have been talking about, so you have some inkling of where you actually need to be to understand in order to produce the innovations. RICK: I think all the above, and let me elaborate on that a little bit. When I was in university, I created my own co-ops in the summer. So I worked...I sought them out. My son's at Drexel University now, and a co-op program is an integral part of his education there. For a lot of folks, getting kids particularly exposed to co-ops and those kinds of internships give you two things. It might tell you what you don't want to do just as much as you want to do, which is I think a lot of people in their career would wish they knew that earlier. It helps you get that real-world experience and just interacting with people. So I think that aspect of in your university education doing a diverse and interesting set of co-ops would be very valuable. Having a liberal arts aspect to any technical education or focus skills education is still valid. You have to know how to read, write, speak, those kinds of things. Design is ever increasingly important. The polymath is going to be a great skill to have. Secondly, learning has never been easier. You've got so many online resources as well. If you need a technical skill, I mean, I could probably learn neurosurgery on YouTube if I really needed to if there was no other option, you know, 60% chance that patient would live. TROND: [laughs] RICK: But we have so many different resources. I'm a believer in lifelong learning. So it's not a static thing. Certainly, a highly specialized skill if you're going to be geneticists doing CRISPR whatever, you need to spend 8-10 years of true rigorous study to master a lot of that kind of stuff. Maybe not; maybe that's even getting easier. TROND: Ricky, you just brought me back to eighth grade and my one-week internship at the National Geological Lab, where I was sorting through minerals. And it's incredible how one week is etched into my mind. I don't think about it every time, and I haven't thought about it for years. But while you were just describing with seeking out these internships, you brought it all back to me. And I can almost remember how the Monday was different from the Tuesday rotation when I went through that institute. There is just no comparison to that kind of real-life experience. RICK: And the other advice that I give any person is versatile set of skills. Do a sales role sometime in your life. You might hate it, you might despise it, but you're going to learn what the salespeople in your company go through. You might love it, and it becomes a career. Communications, what your marketing folks have. Having a diverse set of skills and getting exposure...maybe it happened accidentally for me. Those were the opportunities that presented themselves, but I think having that diverse skill set and toolbox is extremely valuable, particularly if you want to start a company. TROND: Rick, I thank you so much. We have gone way over what I had promised and even my promise to our listeners to be very succinct. But this has been, for me, at least a fascinating roller coaster through your career and throughout manufacturing, both history and future. I thank you very, very much. RICK: My pleasure. TROND: You have just listened to Episode 10 of The Augmented Podcast with host Trond Arne Undheim. And the topic was A Brief History of Manufacturing Software. Our guest was Rick Bullotta, Partner at TwinThread and Co-Founder of ThingWorx. In this conversation, we talk about how Rick has shaped manufacturing software history and the lessons learned from being an early employee at Wonderware, the famous precursor to manufacturing automation, back in 1993, a company first sold to British engineering giant Siebe in 1998, which merged with BTR to form Invensys, which in turn merged with French multinational Schneider Electric and later the CTO. Rick Bullotta was also the Co-Founder of Lighthammer Software, which was later acquired by SAP. Then in 2009, founding ThingWorx, the first complete end-to-end technology platform designed for the industrial internet of things, which was acquired by PTC in 2003. We also touch on his current advice to founders in the industrial space, his board role at Tulip, and what he sees lie ahead for the industry. My take is that Wonderware, Lighthammer, and ThingWorx are prominent parts of manufacturing software history, and there's a chance that the 4th company he now is involved with, Tulip, also will be. I do things with things is Rick Bullotta's motto. The things he does, he does them well, and it is an internet of things, more than anything else. I, for one, am eagerly listening to what he predicts will happen next. Thanks for listening. If you liked the show, subscribe at Augmentedpodcast.co or in your preferred podcast player, and rate us with five stars. If you liked this episode, you might also like Episode 4: A Renaissance of Manufacturing or Episode 5: Plug-and-Play Industrial Tech. Augmented- the industry 4.0 podcast. Special Guest: Rick Bullota.
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Let's take our dreams and turn them into reality. Sandy had a dream of living in Switzerland for a bit to experience the culture and share her Mom's culture with Wade and Cameron as well as perfect her Swiss German. That dream is turning into reality Summer 2023. What dream is on your heart? Let's bring it to real life, together!P.s. We LOVE our Avocado mattress. It is the most comfy mattress we've ever slept on and it's clean, vegan and non-toxic. We spend 1/3 of our lives on a mattress. Might as well invest in the best. https://avocadomattress.n5ka.net/0J5k6JTimestamps: [3:33] What are your dreams? [7:15] Working out the details. [10:18] There are layers to dreams. --Let's Connect!To get more info and updates on the podcast@gettingmagneticFollow our personal Instagram accounts@sandyclaus7@wellnesswithwadeCheck out our website for all things Getting Magnetichttps://www.sandyandwade.com/
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About Eric Bourget and HalfSerious: As a specialist in designing and delivering custom SaaS solutions, I have helped dozens of CEOs, mostly non-technical, go from Vision to Reality. My career path as an engineer, designer, and entrepreneur has led me to a unique set of beliefs when it comes to helping organizations actually deliver innovation to the market. User experience has the power to lift all other aspects of the business. Business and Technology leaders will have a hard time delivering unless a Design Leader is also present. Innovation projects need to be protected from the distractions of the main business. Demand-generation trumps everything. This is why I created HalfSerious. A Skunkworks Agency focused on helping CEOs and executive teams deliver innovation. HalfSerious helps non-software businesses launch and scale SaaS solutions. Scaling a company has always been a challenge and the current talent market is making things much worse. Most of our clients launch SaaS solutions so that they can scale the business without materialy adding to headcount. We have developed technology, processes and pricing model ideal for taking ideas all the way to traction. Many of our clients today benefit from their SaaS business model without employing a single developer. The benefits: higher valuation for the company, higher margins and a more scalable business.
Feng Shui eine große Unterstützung für deine Kreativität im (Home-)Office sein. Für dieses Thema habe ich mir Daniela Helmberger von “LIVIfull” auf meine virtuelle Couch zum Kaffee eingeladen. Daniela hilft als Feng Shui Expertin und Interior Designerin ihre:n Kund:innen Räume zu gestalten, die Wohlbefinden und Kreativität fördern. Das Interview ist vollgepackt mit Wissen zu Feng Shui und Danielas Erfahrungen im Bereich Raum Design. Daniela gibt hilfreiche Tipps, wie du dein Homeoffice so gestalten kannst, dass der Raum dich und deine Energie, deine Vision und Ziele sowie deine Kreativität unterstützen kann. In den letzten Wochen hat sich der Podcast sehr auf das Thema Kreativität konzentriert. Daher kommt diese Folge genau richtig, wenn du weitere Tipps für das perfekte Zuhause für deine Kreativität suchst. Leg dir Zettel und Stift bereit, koch dir einen Kaffee und erfahre… - wie sich deine Büroeinrichtung auf deine Energie auswirkt - warum deine Räume sich mit dir (weiter)entwickeln sollten & wie du herausfindest, ob die Raumenergie noch zu dir passt - 3 Tipps nach Feng Shui für deine Raumorganisation - wie du deine (Unternehmens-)Werte physisch in deinen Räumen einbringst - welche Position dein Bürotisch nicht haben sollte, wenn du 20% Arbeitszeit sparen willst - wie Feng Shui deine Kreativität fördern kann - wie du beim Homeoffice “deinen Arbeitsplatz” einrichtest (auch temporär) - wie du deine Räume energetisch reinigen kannst Mehr zum Thema Kreativität findest du hier: https://mindandstories.de/wie-ist-man-jeden-tag-kreativ-samy-loewe/ Alle Shownotes zur Folge: https://mindandstories.de/feng-shui-fuers-home-office/ **Weitere Informationen zu Daniela:** Webseite: https://www.livifull.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/livifull_daniela/ Onlinekurse mit Daniela: https://www.livifull.com/feng-shui-fuer-dein-zuhause/ ** Mehr von mir: ** - Mein Instagram Kanal https://www.instagram.com/mindandstories/ - Mein LinkedIn Profil https://www.linkedin.com/in/jessica-diehl/ - Meine Webseite https://mindandstories.de/ - Mein neuestes Mini-Produkt für deine super smarte Instagram Biografie https://tinyurl.com/yv2yw7kp (Link zum Shop auf Elopage) - Hol dir deine Instagram To Do Liste kostenlos! https://mindandstories.de/insta-todo/ Die Aufnahme hat zeitweise ein Rauschen im Hintergrund, welches wir leider nicht beheben konnten. Ich hoffe du hast dennoch viel Freude mit dieser wertvollen Folge. Deine Jessica
Sabine ist freie Autorin und Bewußtseintrainerin, außerdem Gründerin des "hochsensitiv.netzwerk von hsp für hsp" und Leiterin des Lehrgangs "Experte/Expertin für HSP (Hochsensitive/Hochsensible Personen)". 1999 kam durch ein Schamanismus-Seminar der Wendepunkt in Sabines Leben. Sie entwickelte eigene Methoden wie "Schreiben aus dem Herzen" und die "Herzensmatrix-Methode" sowie "Herzensmatrix-Aufstellung". Seit 2016 gehört auch die 9-Monats-Workshopreihe "Buchschwanger - in 9 Monaten zum eigenen Buch", die sie gemeinsam mit Manfred Greisinger gibt, zu ihrem Programm. www.sohreya.net Viel Spaß beim Hören Deine Amata *** Amata's Erfolgspodcast erfüllt & frei leben, bei dem sich alles um das Thema mehr Zeit, mehr Geld, mehr Lebensqualität dreht. Bist Du (angehende) Unternehmerin, Selbständig, Powerfrau, Visionärin oder willst einfach nicht mehr Zeit gegen Geld tauschen und MEHR vom Leben? Träumst Du von einem selbstbestimmten - erfüllten - finanziell freiem Leben? Dann ist dieser Podcast genau das Richtige für dich! In informativen Solofolgen mit sofort umsetzbaren Tipps, sowie spannenden Interviews zeige ich dir die Strategien von erfolgreichen Unternehmern und Unternehmerinnen. Du lernst in Experten-Interviews wie Menschen erfolgreich geworden sind und wie sie erfolgreich bleiben. Einschalten – Zuhören - Inspirieren lassen www.amatabayerl.de Links zu Amata: ☀️Facebook Gruppe: Finanzielle Freiheit für Powerfrauen https://www.facebook.com/groups/finanziellefreiheitpowerfrauen/ ☀️meine Fanpage in Facebook https://www.facebook.com/amatabayerl.de/ ☀️Instagram https://www.instagram.com/erfuellt_und_frei_leben/ ☀️meine Homepage www.amatabayerl.de hier kannst Du auch ein kostenfreies Strategiegespräch anfordern. ☀️YouTube „Meine Geschichte – die Lösung für dich?“ https://youtu.be/UqK4-PB3aT8 Oder Du hast Lust mit deiner Vision viele Menschen zu erreichen, dann starte doch Deinen eigenen Podcast, ich empfehle Dir Tom Kaules seine Podcast Meisterschule https://bit.ly/2lJBYux Meine Bitte: Wenn Dir diese Folge gefallen hat, dann hinterlasse mir doch eine 5-Sterne-Bewertung auf iTunes und abonniere meinen Kanal. Einfach auf der Seite https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/amatas-podcast/id1268020081?mt=2 auf die entsprechende Folge klicken und bewerten. Wenn Du noch keinen Podcast Player auf Deinem Handy hast, dann geh auf www.subscribeonandroid.com/amata.libsyn.com/rss Es werden ca 17 Player angezeigt – wir empfehlen: Podcast App by Player FM Abonniere meinen Podcast auf itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/amatas-podcast/id1268020081?mt=2 für Android-Nutzer: Player FM https://player.fm/series/amatas-podcast Kooperationen / Vortragsrednerin Du willst Amata als Speaker erleben? Du möchtest, dass Amata Bayerl auf Deinem nächsten Event, Deiner Konferenz oder einer Messe dein Publikum inspiriert und begeistert? Dann nimm Kontakt zu uns auf Du möchtest Interviewgast in Amatas Erfolgs Podcast werden und hast eine erfolgreiche Geschichte mit Mehrwert für unsere Zuhörer? Dann schicke uns doch kurz einen 2- bis 5-Zeiler (bitte nicht mehr) über das, was Du machst, was Dein Background ist und womit Du Dich präsentieren möchtest. Bitte sende diese Mail an email@example.com oder benutze das Kontaktformular. Wir melden uns dann zur weiteren Absprache.
It's easy to be a duck, "quacking" or complaining all the time and not offering any positive contributions. It takes forethought, hard work, and bit of planning to soar like an eagle. Which one are you? How do you show up? Join the Gray Beards for this exciting and informative conversation. Enjoy!!!
In this episode, HomeGurl explains the importance of a God Given Vision and purpose. She not only speaks to people who may not be sure what their vision/purpose may be, but she also encourages, and gives insight to those who know. Scriptures mentioned in todays episode: 1 Tim. 1:15
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Your product vision ultimately answers the questions “why are we building this?” and “where is it headed in the future?” It's the magnetic north for your team, and provides both a clearly defined direction for the team to build towards as well as a more ephemeral guide that whispers in the ears of every team member when they are faced with a fork in the road, and wonder which direction to go. Why does product vision matter to your engineers? Your engineers will feel significantly more connected to the mission of the company/product. It sparks the big ideas. It guides the small decisions. How do I better communicate the product vision? Document your product vision! Use Pictures. Tag your tickets/stories. Talk about it often. Update it often. https://productcoalition.com/why-your-engineers-are-hungry-for-your-product-vision-1d7b2dba72f
For decades now, the conservative legal movement has been on a mission to remake this nation's laws from the bench. And it's working. On Friday we released an episode with the legal scholar Kate Shaw that walked through case after case showing how conservative Supreme Court majorities have lurched this country's laws to the right on guns, voting, gerrymandering, regulatory authority, unions, campaign finance and more in the past 20 years. And if the Dobbs majority is any indication, this rightward shift is just getting started.But this conservative legal revolution is only half of the story. The other half is just as important: the collapse of liberal constitutional thinking. Liberals have “lost anything that would animate a positive theory of what the Constitution should be,” says the legal scholar Larry Kramer. “And so they've been left with a kind of potpourri of leftover things from the periods when liberals were ascendant in the '60s and '70s.”Kramer is a former dean of Stanford Law School, the current president of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and the author of“The People Themselves: Popular Constitutionalism and Judicial Review.” And according to him, it hasn't always been this way. For most of American history, politicians, from Jefferson to Lincoln to Franklin Roosevelt, believed that constitutional interpretation was inextricable from politics. And they put forward distinct visions of what the Constitution meant and the kind of country it was written to build. But then, in response to the progressive victories of the Warren court, liberals began to embrace the doctrine of judicial supremacy: the view that the final authority on the Constitution rests with the courts. This has resulted in both the conservative legal victories of the past few decades and liberals' muddled, weak response.So this is a conversation about the collapse of liberal constitutional politics: why it happened, what we can learn from it and what a renewed, progressive vision of the Constitution could look like. We also discuss why the founders weren't actually originalists at all, whether liberal constitutional thinking has been captured by the legal profession, what a liberal alternative to originalism could consist of, why changing the size of the court (despite its controversies) has been an important tool for staving off constitutional crisis, the case for an “anti-oligarchy Constitution,” the merits of imposing supermajority requirements on court decisions and nominations, why Kramer views Roosevelt's infamous court-packing effort as a major success and more.Mentioned:Larry Kramer's testimony at the Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court of the United States“Judicial Supremacy and the End of Judicial Restraint” by Larry D. Kramer“Marbury and the Retreat from Judicial Supremacy” by Larry D. Kramer“The Judicial Tug of War” by Adam Bonica and Maya SenBook recommendations:The Anti-Oligarchy Constitution by Joseph Fishkin and William E. ForbathThe Second Creation by Jonathan GienappWhen We Cease to Understand the World by Benjamín LabatutWe're hiring a researcher! You can apply here or by visiting nytimes.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/NewsThoughts? Guest suggestions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.You can find transcripts (posted midday) and more episodes of “The Ezra Klein Show” at nytimes.com/ezra-klein-podcast, and you can find Ezra on Twitter @ezraklein. Book recommendations from all our guests are listed at https://www.nytimes.com/article/ezra-klein-show-book-recs.“The Ezra Klein Show” is produced by Annie Galvin and Rogé Karma; fact-checking by Michelle Harris, Mary Marge Locker, Kate Sinclair and Irene Noguchi; original music and mixing by Isaac Jones; audience strategy by Shannon Busta. Our executive producer is Irene Noguchi. Special thanks to Kristin Lin and Kristina Samulewski.
Thank you for joining us as we lead people to Jesus through friendship, good conversation, and the Rosary! We depend on donations from exceptional listeners like you. A small monthly gift goes a long way to help us deliver this podcast. To donate, click here To find out more about The Movement and enroll: https://www.schooloffaith.com/membership If you want to listen and pray along with the One Decade version of this Rosary, click here. Prayer requests | Subscribe by email | Transcript | Donate
Dr. Greg Hillis of Bellarmine University in Louisville. He is author of the recent book Man of Dialogue: Thomas Merton's Catholic Vision from Liturgical Press. Dr. Hillis and I discuss Merton's reputation, his role as novice master at the Abbey of Gethsemani, his interaction with the Kentucky literary scene, and the significance of Merton's interest in Eastern religions. Cultural Debris Patreon - Support the podcast! Man of Dialogue: Thomas Merton's Catholic Vision Greg Hillis website | Twitter Cultural Debris on Twitter Front Porch Republic Archive
After the pandemic, maybe you're looking to upgrade your facility or ministry environments through a capital campaign. Today Jesse and Jason discuss 10 tips for pulling it off
Notes:K. T. Anglehart's first novel The Wise One (The Scottish Scrolls Book 1) was released in October, 2020 and recently was named the 1st Prize Winner in Supernatural Fiction at the Chanticleer 2021 Paranormal Book Awards. Katrina is currently working on writing book 2 “The Twin Flame” she currently plans to release around the end of 2022/beginning of 2023 . You can learn more about The Wise One on Katrina's personal website https://www.ktanglehart.com/ and her instagram @kt_anglehart, the first three chapters are available in her bio at https://smart.bio/kt_anglehart/.We touch on the topic of Subtext in dialogue. That could be a topic all it's own, but here is a MasterClass article titled “What is Subtext?”. The Verbivore mentions the fake out that Marvel did in having the actor Even Peters (who has played Quicksilver in X-Men Days of Future Past) show up as Fake Pietro. Here is an interesting take on why Marvel may have made that choice.Here are some Wanda related movie and TV series moments that we touch on:Vision's Birth | Avengers Age of Ultron (2015) Best scenesWanda Rips Out Ultron's Heart "It Felt Like That" - Avengers Age of Ultron (2015)Sokovia Falls Clip - Marvel's Avengers: Age of UltronSokovia Accords Debate | Captain America Civil War (2016) Vision + Wanda Maximoff | The Kitchen Scene ["Is That Paprikash?"] Wanda and Hawkeye vs Vision - Captain America: Civil War (2016) Avengers Infinity War Wanda and Vision Scene 201 Avengers Infinity War | "I'm not asking for forgiveness.." Full sceneScarlet Witch kills Vision (Vision's death) / Wakanda team vs Thanos | Avengers Infinity WarThanos Kills Vision Scene - Avengers Infinity War (2018)Avengers Infinity War Moment After Thanos Snapped His FingerWanda Tells Vision To Save His Boss | Wandavision Disney+ WandaVision 01x02 | Wanda Finds Toy Helicopter WandaVision 1x02 | "Wanda! Can you hear me?" - Radio Scene (HD) WandaVision 01x02 | Wanda Rewinds Theses are runes Wanda - WandaVisionShip of Theseus - WandaVision (Vision and White Vision) Wanda Becomes Scarlet Witch - Agatha Harkness vs Wanda Maximoff Fight - WandaVision (2021) WandaVision 1x09 || "Family Is Forever" Wanda and Vision say goodbyeThe Verbivore and Katrina read several quotes. Here they are:"I remember that I liked (Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch) very much and I thought it would be fun to have villains who aren't really bad deep down," Lee told Comics Creators On X-Men. "We already had a reluctant hero with Spider-Man so I thought it would be fun to create a pair of reluctant villains." - Stan Lee, Found on UncannyX-Men.net“We can't rush aging just because it's convenient. And we can't reverse death. No matter how sad it makes us. Okay? Some things are forever.” - Wanda, WandaVision Ep: 5“Well, because it can't all be sorrow, can it? I've always been alone, so I don't feel the lack. It's all I've ever known, I've never experienced loss because I have never had a loved one to lose. But what is grief, if not love persevering?” - Vision, WandaVision Ep: 8The Ship of Theseus discussion between WandaVision Vision and White Vision occurs in Episode 9 and is based on a philosopical thought experiement created by Greek philisopher Plutarch. Here is some additional information:- TED-Ed Who am I? A philosophical inquiry - Amy Adkins - Ship of Theseus- OSU: PHILOSOPHICAL THOUGHT - SHIP OF THESEUS by Noah Levin We've interviewed author K.T. Anglehart on a previous podcast episode. That episode is:- Episode 96: Interview with K.T. AnglehartBooks, Movies, and Graphic Novels Mentioned:The Wise One (The Scottish Scrolls Book 1) by K.T. Anglehart WandaVision – Directed by Matt ShakmanWhen the Sky Fell on Splendor by Emily Henry Avengers: Age of Ultron - Directed by Joss Wedon Captain America: Civil War - Directed by Joe Russo and Anthony Russo Avengers: Infinity War - Directed by Joe Russo and Anthony Russo Avengers: Endgame - Directed by Joe Russo and Anthony Russo Bewitched - The Complete SeriesX-men: Days of Future Past – Directed by Bryan SingerLord of the Rings by J. R. R. TolkienHarry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. RowlingMusic from: https://filmmusic.io ‘Friendly day' by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) Licence: CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Hey folks! I'm back and sharing an image the LORD gave me last week for a woman I was praying for. May it be a great encouragement to you that God sees you and knows the perfect language to speak to your heart. Open yourself up to receive from Him, to unburden to Him, to believe in the power of His Name and His Spirit to renew and heal. Please share us with a friend!
Dein Onlinekurs Erfolg hängt nicht nur von einer tollen Strategie ab. Wenn ich eins in den letzten Jahren lernen durfte, dann DAS: mindestens genauso wichtig ist das Thema Mindset und Persönlichkeitsentwicklung.Denn wenn du als Mensch nicht bereit bist, die Strategie auch umzusetzen, dann wird der Erfolg nicht kommen.Aus diesem Grund freue ich mich heute, Claudia Potschigmann (wieder) auf dem Podcast dabei zu haben. Claudia ist Female Empowerment- und Business-Coach und zeigt Frauen auf, wie sie in ihren Flow kommen und ihre Vision leben, weil sie wissen, wie ihr Gehirn tickt und wie sie sich selbst empowernd führen.Es dreht sich heute auch unter anderem um das Thema Selbstmanagement – Was steckt hinter dem „mich aufhalten“ und „Dinge vor mir herschieben“? Links:Claudia Potschigmann findest du hier….Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/claudiapotschigmann/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/claudiapotschigmannde und Internetseite auf: https://claudia-potschigmann.deKennen wir uns schon auf Instagram? Ich bin dort @byjohannafritz - sag mir dort gern Bescheid, was du aus der Folge mitgenommen hast.
In this episode James & Haley talk about what they call the “anonymous” years… James was no longer a restaurant owner, and Haley was no longer an “International” Teacher… it all came to a head with a busted septic pipe, and a neighbor singing “Sweet Home Alabama” with Bud Light and clouds of cigarette smoke…More from James & Haley:Chef James K Jones WebsiteCooking with Chef James K Jones (YouTube Channel)Team Jones Camps (The Cooking Camp and The Confidence Camp)Chef James K Jones InstagramTeam Jones Media Team Jones CoachingStraight Outta Prison InstagramThe Straight Outta Prison PodcastThe 4Real Reel PodcastNarrowing The Gap PodcastCooking Guides & Team Jones StoreCookbook by James K JonesPlease Support our Sponsors. They help us provide this content for free. Alec Priola -NMLS# email@example.com/apriolaAssurance Financial- Equal Housing Lender NMLS# 70876Hurst Towing and Recovery -Lynn & Debbie Hurst205-631-8697 (205-631-TOWS)https://hursttowing.com/Home & Commercial ServicesCall or text 205-798-0635email firstname.lastname@example.orgInstagram Home & Commercial ServicesCrossfit Mephobia - Hayden SetserCrossFitmephobiainfo@gmail.com256-303-1873https://www.instagram.com/crossfitmephobia/The Orthopreneurs Podcast with Dr. Glenn KriegerWhether you're an orthodontist, dentist or entrepreneur, this is a GREAT starting point.Listen on: Apple Podcasts FedBiz'5 is Your Definitive Resource to Accelerating Government SalesSeries of 5-minute podcasts designed to help federal contractors find and win businessListen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Real Talk with Life After Grief Chris"Helping those in grief navigate financial matters (and the advisors who help them)"Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Support the show
Great culture is not hard to spot. Culture matters. It matters for the people you're trying to reach. It matters for the people you are trying to lead whether they are staff or volunteers. The environment you create in your organization is either attracting or repelling. There is rarely a middle ground. And as leaders we set the tone for the culture. We have to own it. We have to steward it. We have to set it, and we have to maintain it. In this week's episode, Jenni discusses the five steps to the “Employee Engagement Funnel”, reminding us that we don't drift towards extraordinary culture; it takes time, attention and commitment. When culture is well defined we know “who” we are and “why” we do the work we do.”The gaps that exist between “who we want to be” and “what we are” hold the keys of opportunity we have to invest in and develop culture. But if we have not yet done the work to clarify culture we cannot truly determine the health of something that is unclear to begin with. We must create organizational rhythms of cultural inputs that consistently provide a steady reminder of the values, beliefs and behaviors that define our aspirational culture. The more employees are actively engaged in achieving mission…the more compelling your culture will become!To dive in deeper, check out our 4Sight: Values Course. In this course, Jenni Catron walks you through how you can begin to define values, beliefs, and behaviors that will become the anchor for everything you do.Resources:Leadr.com (tell them “Jenni sent you” for 20% off)Register: Culture Conference Aug 11th 2022Tool: 4 Steps to Writing Values FREE PDF (Values Grid)
Today's guest will give you economic, emotional, and wealth building wisdom that others have paid 6-7 figures and decades of time for.Jeff Hoffman is an award-winning global entrepreneur, proven CEO, worldwide motivational speaker, bestselling author, Hollywood film producer, a producer of a Grammy Award winning jazz album, and executive producer of an Emmy Award winning television show.In his career, he has been the founder of multiple startups, he has been the CEO of both public and private companies, and he has served as a senior executive in many capacities. Jeff has been part of a number of well-known successful startups, including Priceline.com/Booking.com, uBid.com and more.Learn how to leave corporate america, hit financial freedom, and design your dream life through our FREE Action Academy EBOOK: "From W2 to World Travel"https://w2toworldtravel.comConnect with Us!Podcast Instagram: @actionacademypodcastPersonal Instagram: @brianluebben@speakerjeffhoffmanhttps://jeffhoffman.comhttps://brianluebben.comResources:GoBundanceAre you an accredited investor and want to learn more about GoBundance?www.gobundance.comBook a call to learn more: www.calendly.com/brianluebben/grablifebig
In A Vision Of The NightNeville Goddard2/6/64 Tonight's subject “In a Vision of the Night,” this title is taken from the 33rd chapter of the Book of Job: “In a vision of the night, when deep sleep falls upon man, while he slumbers on the bed, then he opens the ear of man and seals his instruction” (verse 15). Throughout the Bible, beginning in Genesis and going right through to Revelation, there are stories of the dream. It's man's contact with God. We're told in Numbers: “If there be a prophet among you, I the Lord will make myself known unto him in a vision, and I will speak with him in a dream” (12:6). In the beginning, the great dreamer who was sold into Egypt, one who was called Joseph—and they spoke of him as the dreamer: “Behold, this dreamer cometh” (Gen.37:19). It was his dream that saved the world from starvation, for he interpreted the dream. Most of us are past masters at misinterpreting the dream, but he understood the symbolism of the dream; and because he interpreted wisely, and Pharaoh acted upon it, then they could put aside in their fat years enough to save them from their lean years, when everything simply turned to dust. And so, we mustn't discount the dream. But may I tell you, the night dream where you have no control over it is a parable. The earthly story of that parable is secondary to its meaning no matter how simple the dream is…if it is a dream. Not the waking dream; we'll touch that afterwards. The waking dream is the most wonderful thing for the control and the change of the circumstances of life…that's the waking dream. But the night dream where you're not in control and you simply are recording an unfolding drama, God is simply speaking to you through the medium of the night dream. The New Earth Activation trainings - Immerse yourself in 12 hours of content focused on the new earth with channelings, meditations, advanced training and access to the new earth https://realityrevolutioncon.com/newearth Alternate Universe Reality Activation get full access to new meditations, new lectures, recordings from the reality con and the 90 day AURA meditation schedulehttps://realityrevolutionlive.com/aura45338118 BUY A COPY OF MY BOOKhttps://www.amazon.com/Reality-Revolution-Mind-Blowing-Movement-Hack/dp/154450618X/ Listen to my book on audible https://www.audible.com/pd/The-Reality-Revolution-Audiobook/B087LV1R5V Like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/The-Reality-Revolution-Podcast-Hosted-By-Brian-Scott-102555575116999 Join our Facebook group The Reality Revolution https://www.facebook.com/groups/523814491927119 Subscribe to my Youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOgXHr5S3oF0qetPfqxJfSw Contact us at email@example.com For coaching – https://www.advancedsuccessinstitute.com For all episodes of the Reality Revolution – https://www.therealityrevolution.com Follow Us on Reddit https://www.reddit.com/r/TheRealityRevolution/ Follow me on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/the_reality_revolution/ Follow me on Twitter https://twitter.com/mediaprime Follow me on MeWe https://mewe.com/i/brianscott71 Music by Mettaverseworlds within worldsjourney into the multiverselove becomes useffortless awarenes
Ep. 084 - The overturning of Roe v. Wade has sent shock waves throughout all of America. Shock in a good way and shock in a bad way. Many Christians are rejoicing and praising God for the lives that will be saved as a result of this decision. Many other women are grieving what they view as a loss to their basic human rights. Should we be celebrating? Should we be mourning? And what in the world does the overturning of Roe v. Wade actually mean for women? We brought an expert to help us truly understand how this monumental decision actually impacts women. Personal Retreat Journal Girl Defined: God's Radical Design for Beauty, Femininity and Identity Sex, Purity and the Longings of a Girl's Heart: Discover the Beauty and Freedom of God-Defined Sexuality Not Part of the Plan: Trusting God with the Twists and Turns of Your Story Love Defined: Embracing God's Vision for Lasting Love and Satisfying Relationships Shine Bright Devotional 8-Week Girl Defined Mentorship Course Biblical Counseling Link LIVE ACTION Students for Life Action Connect with Kristan Hawkins Support the show
Today we wrap up our coverage of the 2022 CVPR conference joined by Aljosa Osep, a postdoc at the Technical University of Munich & Carnegie Mellon University. In our conversation with Aljosa, we explore his broader research interests in achieving robot vision, and his vision for what it will look like when that goal is achieved. The first paper we dig into is Text2Pos: Text-to-Point-Cloud Cross-Modal Localization, which proposes a cross-modal localization module that learns to align textual descriptions with localization cues in a coarse-to-fine manner. Next up, we explore the paper Forecasting from LiDAR via Future Object Detection, which proposes an end-to-end approach for detection and motion forecasting based on raw sensor measurement as opposed to ground truth tracks. Finally, we discuss Aljosa's third and final paper Opening up Open-World Tracking, which proposes a new benchmark to analyze existing efforts in multi-object tracking and constructs a baseline for these tasks. The complete show notes for this episode can be found at twimlai.com/go/581
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"Change" is one of the inevitable parts of life that always brings discomfort. Even if the change is for the better, and you KNOW IT, it can still be difficult to willingly remove yourself from your comfort zone of what you currently know.Today we discuss three tactics I've used to handle change while planning my trip around the world!Learn how to leave corporate america, hit financial freedom, and design your dream life through our FREE Action Academy EBOOK: "From W2 to World Travel"https://w2toworldtravel.comConnect with Us!Podcast Instagram: @actionacademypodcastPersonal Instagram: @brianluebben
Episode 470. Topic: Guide dogs. Theme: Working animals. How old is the use of guide dogs for the visually impaired? How is training performed today? How expensive are guide dogs? How long do they work?Twitter: @3minutelesson Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Instagram: 3minutelesson Facebook: 3minutelesson New episode every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday! Find us everywhere podcasts are found.
We welcome back our friend and now Gold grill wearing Matt Booth from Room101 Cigars. We get into the details of the brand's Acquisition, Matt's Vision with STG, and much much more. We get serious, we laugh, and we have a good time as always. All in this week's episode of "The Hot Ticket" ***Please subscribe, rate, & review!*** Check us out everywhere! Click Here! Reach us at: IG Chris - hotticketchris IG Cory - thehotticketpod Check out our show sponsor J.C. Newman Cigars. Enter a whiskey set giveaway by visiting https://www.jcnewman.com/hotticket/ Check out our show sponsor MyCigarPack. www.mycigarpack.com
Before the door closes to the PowerHouse Program, Patricia quickly catches up with Susie Cabral, one of the PowerHouse Ambassadors to talk about her experience when she joined the program. For Susie, it has been a fantastic journey since she jumped in with her faith. She never regretted her decision and thought that anybody who joined regrets being in the program, as well. Plus she fully enjoys being in the community giving and getting support from each other. Highlights of the episode… Susie's story of doing the program. The support that you can get from the community. What does Susie say to people who are considering joining the program? How does Susie describe her experience being in the community? Susie's experience with the Vision to Reality Course Resources: Free Feng Shui mini-course Join the LIVE Masterclass Series Connect with Patricia Lohan: Instagram YouTube Website
Join Angela and guest Indu Arora in this episode: Yoga + Ayurveda. In this conversation, Indu shares her 20+ years of wisdom of weaving Ayurvedic and Yogic practices together in a way which is simple and impactful. Learn more about: • The harmony and alignment brought by looking at Self through the lens of both Yoga and Ayurveda • The gap found when studying Ayurveda and Yoga in the Western World • Interoception and creating a dialogue with our bodies • Samkhya or Sankya Philosophy • Yoga and Ayurveda being misunderstood and followed as a trend, and therefore complicating the eternal wisdoms Indu Arora, Ayurveda and Yoga Therapist considers herself a student for lifetime. She has been sharing about Yoga philosophy, Yoga Therapy and Ayurveda since 1999. She is inspired by and taught under Kriya Yoga, Himalayan Yoga, Kashmir Shivaism and Sivananda Yoga lineages. She has studied both Yoga and Ayurveda in a traditional Guru paramapara setting. Her teaching style is rooted in empowering and inspiring students to awaken the inner Guru. Her core philosophy is, ‘Nothing has the greatest power to heal, but Self!” Authored: Mudra: The Sacred Secret Yoga - Ancient Heritage, Tomorrow's Vision (known as The little Red Book on Yoga) SOMA - 100 Heritage Recipes for Self-Care Connect with Indu Essential Ayurveda for Yoga Practitioners Course, beginning August 5, 2022: https://www.yogsadhna.com/upcoming/details/essential_ayurveda_for_yoga_practitioners_2022 Website: https://yogsadhna.com/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/induaroraofficial Become a certified Ayurvedic Health Counselor in Angela's upcoming 600-hour Simple Ayurveda Training. To get started, book a discovery call: https://simpleayurveda.as.me/chat This program is for those who have a background as yogis, holistic healers, or have been studying with Angela's podcast and community for some time. To download the curriculum or enroll today: https://simpleayurvedaschool.teachable.com/p/ahc Program begins September 1st, 2022 and will be the most intimate cohort ever led directly by Angela. Learn more about Angela and her work: Ayurveda Health Counselor Program: https://simpleayurvedaschool.teachable.com/p/ahc Website: https://simpleayurveda.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simple_ayurveda