Nuestro invitado de hoy ha recorrido un camino poco convencional en el mundo del emprendimiento. De empezar como mecánico de aviones a convertirse en socio de Y Combinator, la aceleradora de startups más reconocida de Silicon Valley y además fundó Arcus, una plataforma tecnológica de pagos que fue vendida a Mastercard.Hablamos sobre cómo las experiencias humildes pueden moldear la mentalidad de un líder, la importancia de estar en la "habitación correcta", y los desafíos que enfrentan los latinos al entrar al mundo de las startups.Además, Edrizio nos contó las reglas no escritas de Silicon Valley, cómo funciona Y Combinator por dentro y lo qué más le ha sorprendido de trabajar junto a leyendas del mundo startup como Garry Tan y Michael Seibel.Personalmente, esta conversación fue una dosis de inspiración y espero que lo sea para ti.-La manera más sencilla de ayudarnos a crecer es dejando una reseña en Spotify o Apple Podcasts: https://ratethispodcast.com/startupeable---Notas del episodio: https://startupeable.com/y-combinator/Si quieres saber más del invitado encuentra su libro aquí: https://www.edriziodelacruz.com/---Para más contenido síguenos en
LifeBlood: We talked about how to get to the point where you can feel and know “I am unstoppable,” the qualities which are necessary for success as a startup Founder, deciding to be a victor instead of a victim, and how to shape your perspective to your benefit with Edrizio De La Cruz, former Y Combinator Visiting Partner who sold his company to MasterCard. Listen to learn the two things that make Edrizio different! Ex-Y Combinator Visiting Partner shares 7 principles on how to turn obstacles into opportunities in his new book In The Underdog Founder. Edrizio De La Cruz shares his odyssey as a Dominican immigrant who grew up in Harlem, dropped out of college and the US Air force, to become aircraft technician and help makes ends meet. He later returned to college, worked on Wall Street, and earned his MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. In 2013, Edrizio co-founded Arcus, a fintech company that was backed by Y Combinator, Citi Ventures, SoftBank, and Ignia. In 2021, the company was ultimately sold to Mastercard. You can learn more about Edrizio at EdrizioDeLaCruz.com, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. Thanks, as always for listening! If you got some value and enjoyed the show, please leave us a review here: https://ratethispodcast.com/lifebloodpodcast You can learn more about us at LifeBlood.Live, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube and Facebook or you'd like to be a guest on the show, contact us at contact@LifeBlood.Live. Stay up to date by getting our monthly updates. Want to say “Thanks!” You can buy us a cup of coffee. https://www.buymeacoffee.com/lifeblood
From selling guavas in a barrio in Santo Domingo as a child, to selling his startup to Mastercard in Silicon Valley, Edrizio De La Cruz shares his inspirational entrepreneur journey. Edrizio is the author of the new book "The Underdog Founder - How to Go from Unseen to Unstoppable". Show notes page: https://www.thehowofbusiness.com/490-edrizio-de-la-cruz-entrepreneurship/ Edrizio is a Silicon Valley entrepreneur and the first Latino Y-Combinator Visiting Partner. He is most known for selling FinTech startup Arcus to MasterCard, in its first Latin America acquisition. In 2013, Edrizio founded Arcus, a payments-as-a-service platform, secured $19M in funding from Y-Combinator, Ignia, SoftBank, and Citi Ventures, and grew the company to 100+ employees and 100+ clients, including Walmart, 7-Eleven, Santander, BBVA, and Rappi, before selling the business in 2021. "Underdog Founder" shares Edrizio De La Cruz's improbable odyssey from selling guavas in a Dominican barrio to co-founding his startup, Arcus, in Silicon Valley. Arcus was recognized by Forbes as one of the most successful startups of 2021 and was later sold to Mastercard. This no-nonsense playbook is for the entrepreneurial dark horse, a memoir and business narrative that presents seven key principles to rise above racism, poverty, imposter syndrome, and every imaginable and unimaginable startup obstacle. Henry Lopez is the host of The How of Business podcast – helping you start, run and grow your small business. The How of Business is a top-rated podcast for small business and entrepreneurs. Find the best podcast, resources and trusted service partners for small business owners and entrepreneurs at our website https://TheHowOfBusiness.com
Vi er tilbage i vores normale cadence. Og i denne episode skal Lars og Eske høre mere om fremtidens HR med Christian fra Zoios. Zoios har været på en vanvittig spændende rejse og er endnu et dansk startup der har været igennem Y-Combinator. Christian er en gammel kending, for Lars har delt kontor med ham på Svanevej og så har han ansat ingen andre end vores alle sammens Niels Vium som du kan høre et interview med i Episode 52. Vi skal selvfølgelig høre mere om Zoios, Y-Combinator forløbet og ikke mindst hvordan man gør et kvalitativt fag mere kvantitativt så man kan tage bedre beslutninger, øge trivslen blandt medarbejdere og få hjulene til at køre mere smooth. Få styr på din HR lige her med Zoios: https://da.zoios.io/ Connect med os på LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/larshorsbol/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/eskegerup/
Flexport, a startup that's raised over $2B, is rescinding 70 offer letters for folks that were due to start imminently. This is in the wake of a CEO change.Meanwhile, Y Combinator has graduated their latest class and one investor has an interesting perspective on the valuations and traction from the current cohort. We'd love it if you'd leave us a rating. It takes less than a minute and really helps us out. Just click here!If you've got a comment or question for the show, you can e-mail us at email@example.com. You can find Paul and Ed online @paulsingh and @pizzainmotion.
Alexis Patjane es un referente en el emprendimiento mexicano. Es Ingeniero Industrial por la Universidad Iberoamericana y durante su trayectoria, ha fundado distintas empresas como Moto Parsa. En 2014, Alexis fundó 99 Minutos, una empresa que se encarga de recoger toda la logística de los ECommerce, desde paquetería, almacenaje y cobro contra entrega. Cuentan con distintas verticales como Envios99, Cash99, Punto99, entre muchos otros, y presencia en México, Colombia, Chile y Perú. Han levantado capital de grandes inversionistas como 500 Startups, Kaszek Ventures, así como Y Combinator en W20, siendo reconocidos por ser una de las empresas con mayor valoración en todo su portafolio. Gracias a su trayectoria, Alexis ha recibido múltiples reconocimientos como el Premio Don Lorenzo Servitje al mejor empresario joven de México en 2015 y uno de los 30 talentos empresariales más prometedores según Forbes. Alexis es Emprendedor Endeavor, autor de "The Bright Light" y una persona que nos enseña la resiliencia que se necesita al emprender.
Here's what Mary Ann, Alex and Kirsten got into:Mentra wants to help neurodivergent jobseekers find ideal jobs: We love a startup that is doing good for itself and doing good for others. This deal that Mary Ann wanted to chat through seems to check both boxes.SimpleClosure raises $1.5 million: What happens if your startup dies, and you need to wind down? You might need a simple way to close things up, right? Enter SimpleClosure.Argo AI founders are building something new: What just raised more than $1 billion to take another crack at self-driving trucks? This company.All Things YC: You can find demo day favorites from day one here, and day two here. And, for an overview of sectors, here you go.EU x Regulation: We wrapped with a quick look at regulation from the EU that will impact a bunch of major tech companies. It led to a conversation of what sort of market regulatory structure is most conducive for startup growth.For episode transcripts and more, head to Equity's Simplecast website.Equity drops at 7 a.m. PT every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, so subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Overcast, Spotify and all the casts. TechCrunch also has a great show on crypto, a show that interviews founders and more!
En este episodio especial de Dominicans en Tech, nos volvemos a sentar con Edrizio de la Cruz, Co- Founder de Arcus. Nuestro invitado #2 nos cuenta cómo ha cambiado su vida desde la última vez que converso con nosotros.Edrizio está de vuelta en el país para participar en Laboratorio de Mentores, el primer evento en República Dominicana que reunirá mentores de las aceleradoras de emprendimiento más grandes del mundo, Techstar and Y Combinator, para apoyar el ecosistema emprendedor dominicano.Puedes entrar a www.laboratoriodementores.com y ver el perfil de cada uno de los speakers y su trayectoria. Recibe 15% de descuento con el código LM-2023 por pertenecer a la comunidad de Dominicans En Tech.
Many things are happening in the face of a recession. Angel investors and VCs are tightening their belts & seed-stage startups are trying to gain traction despite a meaningless valuation. As a result, these startups are running to their financial advisors trying to figure out what their options are now. No federal, appellate, or district court have talked about what should be done with failed SAFE agreements, so should entrepreneurs just be expected to eat this dropped agreement? Today host Jack Russo asks CPA, Steve Rabin if SAFE notes can be written off and what strategies entrepreneurs should consider going forward.
While the Equity crew prepares for another Y Combinator Demo Day, we're throwing it back to when Natasha and Alex caught up with current YC Partner and Managing Director of YC Early Stage, Michael Seibel. The main question on the pair's mind was how is YC evolving to meet a changed market? Seibel doesn't often do press -- and neither does YC -- so the interview was used to connect the dots on news from the accelerator, cross check top trends from the 2022 summer batch and ask about some of the biggest critiques people have about the institution.We went a bit long, but figured it was worth it given the way the conversation was going.As always, we'll be back with our weekly roundup on Friday, and don't forget that Equity is opening this year's Disrupt. We'll see you there!For episode transcripts and more, head to Equity's Simplecast website.Equity drops at 7 a.m. PT every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, so subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Overcast, Spotify and all the casts. TechCrunch also has a great show on crypto, a show that interviews founders and more!
In this episode of Web3 Innovators, your host Conor Svensson chats with Oleg Giberstein, COO and co-founder of Coinrule. Coinrule is a user-friendly platform for automated trading in the crypto space. Oleg shares his journey from a background in banking and risk roles to diving deep into the world of crypto and blockchain. He discusses the concept of non-state controlled currencies, the challenges and potential of DeFi, and the importance of liquidity for the adoption of crypto. They also touch on stablecoins, the future of payments, and the role of blockchain in privacy and transparency.Standout Quotes: • "At the end of the day, what is money? The key question is not even the medium of exchange itself. The key question is who sets interest rates?" • "This trend is really supported also by the rise of retail available AI because in the future you don't need JP Morgan to tell you what to buy. You have an AI assistant that kind of runs on live market data and gives you trading ideas."Episode Highlights:Oleg shares his journey into the world of crypto and blockchain, driven by an interest in private currencies and monetary policy.The appeal of non-state controlled currencies and the complexities of interest rate decisions by central banks.The analogy between religion's historical influence and central banks' role in the economy.The role of choice in crypto adoption and the potential of different currencies serving various purposes.The challenges of working with exchange APIs, particularly in the decentralised finance (DeFi) space.The potential for AI in trading and the impact on retail traders and investors are explored.The challenges and potential of DeFi, along with centralised and decentralised stablecoins, are discussed.Coinrule's upcoming partnership with Coinbase, expansion into traditional securities, and the launch of a strategies marketplace.Resources:Website: CoinruleTwitter: @CoinRuleHQLinkedIn: CoinruleContact Oleg Giberstein: LinkedIn | TwitterOleg Giberstein is the Co-founder and COO of Coinrule, a Y Combinator-backed platform that simplifies automated cryptocurrency trading for retail investors. Holding an MPhil degree from the University of Oxford, he gained experience in Banking and Risk roles at Citigroup before diving into the world of blockchain. Passionate about the technology, Oleg is also a co-organiser of CryptoMonday, London's longest running crypto meetup, and has played an active role in DeFi, web3, and DAOs like OrangeDAO, contributing to the future of digital assets.Connect with Us Join the Web3 Innovators community and engage with like-minded individuals passionate about the potential of blockchain technology.Contact Web3 Labs:Twitter | LinkedIn | Instagram | Facebook | Discord | Tiktok • Explore Web3 Labs: Web3 Labs specialise in web3 solutions for enterprise. • Email Web3 Labs • Get Conor's latest thoughts on Web3 and where we're headed.
Nahuel Lema es un emprendedor apasionado por la educación y la tecnología. Cuenta con varios años de experiencia en programación y, durante su trayectoria, ha sido parte de empresas como Globant y FWTV. Además, fue profesor en EducaciónIT, Udemy y más tarde en Coder House. Actualmente, es cofundador de Coder House, la comunidad de aprendizaje en línea y en vivo más grande de Latinoamérica, con contenido relacionado con tecnología, programación, diseño, marketing, entre otros. Coder House es parte de YCombinator en W21 y ha levantado capital de grandes inversores como Moonahshes y Reach Capital. Nahuel es mentor de emprendedores en instituciones como Growth Rockstar y el Ministerio de Desarrollo Económico y Producción, y sin duda, es una persona que nos enseña que nunca debemos dejar de aprender.
This episode is a little bit different and a particular delight for Gena, because she got to talk to one of her colleagues and direct inspirations: Amy Buechler—who is not a startup founder herself, but rather a psychotherapist turned executive coach. And not just any executive coach, but one of Silicon Valley's most sought-after coaches, having served as Y Combinator's first and only in-house Founder Couch for nearly 5 years before building her own independent coaching practice. In this episode, Alice, Gena and Amy talked about some of the distinct psychological patterns and pitfalls Amy has observed in the countless founders she's worked with, from feeling empowered and disempowered all at once, to being pushed along by fear; and Amy shares some of her tools and frameworks for addressing those challenges. They also talked about the very scrappy, entrepreneurial path Amy herself has taken in developing her founder coaching methodology, which really resonated with my own experience. Subscribe to The Founder's Mindset so you never miss an episode. This is a podcast from Entrepreneur First. Learn more at joinef.com Thank you to Woolly Mammoth Media for consulting on and producing the show.
In this week's Espresso, we cover news from Rextie, Praso, Nequi, and more!Outline of this episode:[00:27] – Citi acquires stake in Rextie[00:40] – Devolut secures $600K Pre-seed round[00:50] – Talana raises $8M and prepares its debut in Mexico[01:02] – Leadsales raises $3.7M funding[04:21] – Vendah secures $2.4M investment[04:32] – Mercado Pago partners with Siigo[04:45] – FACIA raises $1M funding[04:56] – Praso raises $9.5M and acquires Floki's intellectual property[05:07] – Copel launches new fund focused on energy transition[05:15] – Open English partners with Soccer Star Richarlison[05:24] – Nequi launches customizable policy[05:34] – Frota 162 secures $600K investment[05:45] – Nuu raises $4M funding[05:56] – Biwiser raises over $160K[06:11] – Featured articlesResources & people mentioned:Startups: Pismo, Rextie, Devolut, Talana, Leadsales, Vendah, Mercado Pago, Siigo, FACIA, Praso, Floki, Frota 162, Nuu, Open English, Nequi.VCs: Softbank, Venturance, Altis, BluePointe Ventures, Ulu Ventures, Y Combinator, Acelera Ventures, Valor Capital Group, NFX, ACE Ventures, EcoEnterprise Fund, Vox Capital.People: Richarlison, Frank Slootman, Shane Parrish, Roberto PeñacastroContent: The Knowledge Project
Vinay Shet is co-founder and CEO of Teleo, who is revolutionizing the construction industry by retrofitting traditional heavy equipment with autonomous and remote-operated technology to create supervised autonomous machines. Key topics in this conversation include: The challenging labor shortage for operating heavy equipment How Teleo blends teleoperations and autonomy The types of problems that Teleo solves for their customers Links: Show notes: http://brandonbartneck.com/futureofmobility/vinayshet Website: https://www.teleo.ai/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@teleo756 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/teleo-ai/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/TeleoAI Short bio: As Teleo's co-founder and CEO, Vinay Shet is responsible for setting the strategic vision of the company and putting in place the elements needed to bring that vision to life. He previously was Director of Product Management at Lyft Level 5 leading the Mapping, Data, and Knowledge efforts for Lyft's self-driving car initiative. Before Lyft, Vinay was at Google leading Product Management for Google Street View, Google Maps, and Google reCAPTCHA, products that are used by millions of people worldwide. At Google, he led the team that pioneered the use of machine learning to create maps data from Google Street View and Aerial Imagery. Additionally, he was also one of the creators of Google reCAPTCHA's “I'm not a robot” CAPTCHA. Vinay has a Ph.D. in Computer Science focusing on Computer Vision from the University of Maryland, College Park and was a Scientist at Siemens Corporate Research, focused on Machine Learning and Computer Vision, for several years post-Ph.D. He has published over 20 papers and has over 25 issued/pending patents. Company description Teleo is revolutionizing the construction industry by retrofitting traditional heavy equipment with autonomous and remote-operated technology to create supervised autonomous machines. The Teleo Supervised Autonomy technology lets contractors operate existing heavy equipment without an operator in the cab, letting a single person control multiple pieces of equipment from a remote desk. This increases productivity, safety, and operator satisfaction—critical challenges in the construction industry. Teleo is backed by UP.Partners, Trucks Venture Capital, F-Prime Capital, K9 Ventures, YCombinator and a host of industry luminaries. Future of Mobility: The Future of Mobility podcast is focused on the development and implementation of safe, sustainable, effective, and accessible mobility solutions, with a spotlight on the people and technology advancing these fields. linkedin.com/in/brandonbartneck/ brandonbartneck.com/futureofmobility/
Meet Justin Hauge, Co-Founder and CEO of Storied Collection — a collection of castles and historical stays across the UK and Ireland. While Storied Collection is Justin's first rodeo as a founder, it's not his first rodeo working in startups. Back in 2009, Justin was hired as the 13th team employee at a little start up that had just graduated from the most prestigious of startup accelerators, Y Combinator. And, yes, you guessed it — that startup was Airbnb. In this riveting and insightful conversation, Justin talks about the 10+ years he spent working at Airbnb and how he helped build the company into the memorable brand that it is today. Justin also shares: - The story behind the founding of his new company Storied Collection, from a slightly different perspective than what his co-founder, Michael Goldin shared a few weeks ago on this very podcast - His ideas for the opportunities he sees to build great companies in the hospitality tech space - His thoughts on memberships and loyalty programs in STRs - Some spicy takes on the future of travel and hospitality as a whole. Have you signed up for Ping yet? Ping makes it easy for guests to be notified when their favorite Airbnbs become available — and it's the secret tool the best Airbnb hosts use to maximize bookings. Sign up today at bnbping.com Meet Zach in Person! Annette and Sarah from Thanks for Visiting were kind enough to invite Zach to come speak at TFVCONon SEO Strategy for STR Hosts and he can't wait to participate in this dynamic event. Zach would love to meet all you listeners in PERSON…so please consider coming to the event. You can use the discount code “BTS” as in “Behind the Stays” at checkout for $150 off any ticket level. About the Show Behind the Stays is brought to you twice a week by Sponstayneous — a free, biweekly newsletter that brings subscribers the best last-minute deals and upcoming steals on Airbnb. You can subscribe, for free, at www.sponstayneous.com. Behind the Stays is hosted by Zach Busekrus, co-founder of Sponstayneous, you can connect with him on Twitter at @zboozee.
This week, Alex spoke to Anu Hariharan, who's previously worked with a16z, sits on Brex's board, and more recently has been investing in later-stage companies at Y Combinator. She's also working on something new.Hariharan recently tweeted about how "great" founders were successfully guiding their companies towards cash flow positivity. Since that very interesting post, both Instacart (a former Y Combinator company) and Klaviyo have filed to go public. And both have super strong cash flows.Our chat could not have come at a better time. We dug into how early- and late-stage startups should approach growth and cash conservation (in her view), the future of venture as an asset class, and how healthy the unicorn herd really is. We had a blast recording this one! Enjoy!For episode transcripts and more, head to Equity's Simplecast website.Equity drops at 7 a.m. PT every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, so subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Overcast, Spotify and all the casts. TechCrunch also has a great show on crypto, a show that interviews founders and more!
I spend most of my time here talking about how people earn their money.Rey Flemings, the chief executive of the YC-backed startup Myria, is an expert at helping people spend it. For several years, Flemings ran a luxury services consultancy for family offices. In other words, he threw parties in Las Vegas, introduced billionaires to celebrities, rented out private mansions, and helped people acquire things money can't usually buy. These days, Flemings is building a startup around the same concept. Letting rich people buy what isn't on the market. He's building a marketplace for off-market travel and accommodations. On top of that, he's spinning up a social network for the ultra wealthy. Flemings says his average member's net worth is about $600 million. I sat down with Flemings to talk about his startup and to understand how Silicon Valley's most successful people are spending the fantastical sums that they've earned in the past few years. He warned about the unhappiness that sudden fortune can bring, calling it “the success condition.”We're all humans. We're all chasing the American Dream. We're all chasing success. And when you achieve it, one of the first discoveries that people are shocked by is that you have to pump the brakes. Money doesn't buy happiness. I was talking with a new client the other day and he said, “Ray, I can't talk about this publicly, the world would play the world's smallest violin, but the day I exited triggered the deepest and greatest period of depression in my life.”Give it a listen.Highlighted ExcerptsThe transcript has been edited for clarity.There is a phenomenon in Silicon Valley where someone suddenly becomes rich, especially when their entire net worth is tied up in a startup. Finally, they sell the company and now have all this money, but don't really know how to be wealthy or what to buy. What typically happens when somebody sells their company for a billion dollars and gets 300 million of it?Rey Flemings: First of all, there's no one-size-fits-all answer, right? We're different. Significant, sudden, great wealth does come with a particular set of challenges. Zooming out across 15-17 years in this space and looking at all of the folks that work here, zoom all the way out. Let's just focus on first-generation people who are operating a business and/or they're doing something presently to amass that wealth. I've worked with probably 100-125 folks in that category. I hear the same things over and over, so often that we have even coined a name for it — we call it the Success Condition.It goes something like this: We're all humans. We're all chasing the American Dream. We're all chasing success. And when you achieve it, one of the first discoveries that people are shocked by is that you have to pump the brakes. Money doesn't buy happiness. I was talking with a new client the other day and he said, “Ray, I can't talk about this publicly, the world would play the world's smallest violin, but the day I exited triggered the deepest and greatest period of depression in my life.”What ends up happening is we chase the American Dream only to realize it and then we're like “Wait, why am I not happy? What's missing here?” Rich people get sad, depressed and commit suicide just like anyone else. Studies show that beyond about $100,000 a year, any more money doesn't actually contribute to human happiness. The wealthier and more successful you become, the harder it is to form close interpersonal relationships with people that aren't in your network.Break down what was the motivation to do Y Combinator and build more of a tech platform for Myria?Rey: Fantastic question, Eric. I'd love to sound like I had this all planned out and was so smart with so much foresight. I knew I wanted to build a scalable business with my background. But when I started The Blue, I ran it for 5-6 years before we could start Myria. It was complicated. How do you scale services? Many say you can't scale services. If so, what do you scale and how? How do you keep customers happy who want white glove service and personalization? How do you provide that special touch at scale? These are really hard problems to solve.I grew that business bootstrapped to about $60 million GMV annually. If you do that, you stay busy. I didn't know my kids, family, or myself. I was always on a plane, just work, work, work. That's not sustainable.At least you get to go to parties sometimes?Rey: Yeah, almost always in that business. I just celebrated my 50th birthday. I don't have to tell you I didn't want to spend the rest of my life on a plane in a suit. That's no way to live.It turns out that when we started Myria, we asked clients what they wanted. Ninety-two percent of requests fell into just three categories. People wanted our global travel product — not just booking a flight or kayak to Toledo. Really crazy, experiential travel beyond a private jet. When you get off the private jet, what happens? The best things in the world you can't find on Google. If you can't search for them, how do you know what's on the menu? There's a whole universe of off-market awesomeness in every category, but no one tells you about them because they aren't online.Travel experiences, people, and assets. When you're running a big company, you have an amazing team. When you hit $300 million net worth, you probably move to a single family office with teams managing your wealth. But for your personal life, even with household employees, you want to relax at home. A person worth $3 billion wouldn't run their company with one person, but their personal life becomes a multi-billion dollar enterprise with homes, kids, divorce, assets everywhere. Assistants work hard but can't be experts in everything billionaires need help in.We asked clients what they wanted and 92% of requests were in three categories. Also, there are about 20 markets ultra wealthy care about. If we have great coverage in those categories in those markets, we've covered nearly all use cases.I've always wondered — if I'm at Bezos' level of wealth, do I try to get everybody who interacts with me to sign an NDA? Especially if I'm out partying on a yacht, is everybody at that party signing something to keep things confidential?Rey: On the Myria platform, everyone who sells to our members is automatically under binding arbitration. The wealthy are targets for frivolous litigation. We try to prevent that.In real life, if you're hosting a party, many will request or demand NDAs and lock up phones, like Dave Chappelle style with magnetically locked bags. I think that's good considering phone addiction. You've thrown a million dollar party for people's enjoyment but they just look at their phones. But there are gaps. I can share a horror story.We did an expensive, innocent party at an incredible estate with famous people relaxing and having fun — nothing unprintable. But no one wanted cameras in their face while relaxing Someone who signed the NDA went to the press implying we discriminated by only having women sign NDAs, not the men. The men were dear friends of the client, so they didn't have to sign. Sometimes NDAs can backfire.Do you require NDAs for everything?Rey: We try to on the platform but nothing substitutes for having a good group of trustworthy people, which is harder as you become more successful. It's become a sport to vilify the rich, making it harder to form close relationships outside your network. Get full access to Newcomer at www.newcomer.co/subscribe
Brought to you by Sidebar—Catalyze your career with a Personal Board of Directors | Merge—A single API to add hundreds of integrations into your app | Eppo—Run reliable, impactful experiments—Bob Moesta is the co-creator of the Jobs To Be Done (JTBD) framework, a close collaborator of Clay Christensen, and CEO and founder of The Re-Wired Group. He has helped launch more than 3,500 new products, services, and businesses and built and sold several startups himself. He is also a fellow at the Clayton Christensen Institute and a guest lecturer at the Harvard Business School, MIT Sloan School of Entrepreneurship, and Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management. In this episode, we discuss:• What Snickers and Milky Way can teach us about JTBD• The various flavors of the JTBD framework• Best practices for implementing the framework• Advice on conducting interviews for B2B vs. B2C customers• Common mistakes people make when implementing JTBD• When not to use it—Find the full transcript at: https://www.lennyspodcast.com/the-ultimate-guide-to-jtbd-bob-moesta-co-creator-of-the-framework/#transcript—Where to find Bob Moesta:• Twitter/X: https://twitter.com/bmoesta• LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bobmoesta/• Website: http://www.therewiredgroup.com/—Where to find Lenny:• Newsletter: https://www.lennysnewsletter.com• Twitter/X: https://twitter.com/lennysan• LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lennyrachitsky/—In this episode, we cover:(00:00) Bob's background(04:04) A simple explanation of the Jobs To Be Done framework(07:29) Struggling moments and demand(09:51) Understanding the context behind pain points(11:14) Reducing friction in the sales process(14:46) How Autobooks improved their buying process and 4x'ed conversion(16:52) The six phases of the buying process(18:30) The JTBD interview process(21:55) How Bob's TBI affected his reading/writing and how he is able to write books(22:02) Why people switch companies(27:18) Tips for JTBD interviewing(30:07) Why you should not have a discussion guide(32:48) The danger of looking at the customer through the product(33:53) First steps in applying the JTBD framework(36:25) Signs people are ready for a change(37:43) Bob's “layers of language”(40:15) Examples of companies with a broad adoption of JTBD(43:59) The different flavors of JTBD and common mistakes to avoid when implementing it(48:19) Bob's work with Clay Christensen on JTBD theory(51:05) When not to use JTBD(53:40) Common misconceptions about the framework(55:55) What compelled Bob to spend so much of his life on JTBD(58:07) Three big takeaways(59:07) Lightning round—Referenced:• Jason Fried on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jason-fried/• Des Traynor on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/destraynor• Southern New Hampshire University: https://degrees.snhu.edu/• Paul LeBlanc on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/paul-j-leblanc-6a17749/• Demand-Side Sales 101: Stop Selling and Help Your Customers Make Progress: https://www.amazon.com/Demand-Side-Sales-101-Customers-Progress/dp/1544509987• Autobooks: https://www.autobooks.co/• Intercom: https://www.intercom.com/• Zendesk: https://www.zendesk.com/• HubSpot: https://www.hubspot.com/• The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University: https://www.kellogg.northwestern.edu/• Y Combinator: https://www.ycombinator.com/• Michael Horn on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelbhorn/• Ethan Bernstein on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ethanbernstein/• Never Split the Difference: Negotiating as If Your Life Depended on It: https://www.amazon.com/Never-Split-Difference-Negotiating-Depended/dp/0062407805• William Edwards Deming on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W._Edwards_Deming• Basecamp: https://basecamp.com/• Sriram and Aarthi on Lenny's Podcast: https://www.lennyspodcast.com/hot-takes-and-techno-optimism-from-techs-top-power-couple-sriram-and-aarthi/• Genichi Taguchi: https://www.qualitygurus.com/genichi-taguchi/• Tony Ulwick on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tonyulwick/• The Clayton Christensen Institute on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/clayton-christensen-institute/• Shape Up: https://basecamp.com/shapeup• The End of Average: Unlocking Our Potential by Embracing What Makes Us Different: https://www.amazon.com/End-Average-Unlocking-Potential-Embracing/dp/0062358375• The Big Bang Theory on TBS: https://www.tbs.com/shows/the-big-bang-theory/watch-now• Oppenheimer: https://www.oppenheimermovie.com/• Kyota massage chairs at Costco: https://www.costco.com/massage-chairs-cushions.html?brand=Kyota&refine=%7C%7CBrand_attr-Kyota• Paul Adams on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pauladams/• Matt Hodges on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattnhodges/• Andrew Glaser on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/glaserandrew/—Production and marketing by https://penname.co/. 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Neha Dixit-Naik, Founder and CEO of RecruitGyan, Y-Combinator Tech Recruiter on the Current State of the Job Market, Job Transitions etc. Recruitgyan.com Biography Neha Naik is the Founder and CEO of 3 successful businesses including a successful recruitment agency, sleep consultant company, and a data analytics company. She's an official member of Forbes Business Council, an invitation-only organization for successful small and mid-sized business owners. Neha's boutique recruitment company, RecruitGyan, specializes in helping hyper growth tech startups build and keep a first-rate team. She implements strategic recruiting and retainment initiatives to reach an average 92% fill rate, increase a company's hiring rate by 65% and reduce turnover from 54% to 21%. Now with over a decade of experience working with Fortune 500 companies and startups in full-cycle recruiting, Neha shares her insights on tech recruiting and business trends on various platforms.
To Subscribe to DTC Newsletter - https://dtcnews.link/signup Hello and welcome to DTC Podcast, I'm Eric Dyck, in today's bonus episode we chat with Kevin Liu, CEO at Numeral, Ecommerce entrepreneur, and Certified public accountant. The rare unicorn who make money and help you count it built Numeral with Y Combinator backing, to solve the simple yet headache inducing problem of multi-state ecommerce sales tax filing. As a CPA and an entrepreneur, Kevin's got a unique perspective on the DTC P/L along with why all businesses need to streamline their finances in the coming years... Putting ecommerce sales tax on auto pilot is a good start ➝ Go to NumeralHQ.com to schedule a demo and on with the show! Timestamps: 00:00 - Introduction 02:35 - Challenges of sales tax management in e-commerce 08:45 - How Numeral is modernizing sales tax compliance 15:30 - Numeral's growth journey through Y Combinator 18:10 - Kevin's financial hot take: Importance of DIY bookkeeping Hashtags: #ECommerceSalesTax #NumeralFinTech #SalesTaxCompliance #ECommerceFinancialServices #Entrepreneurship Subscribe to DTC Newsletter - https://dtcnews.link/signup Advertise on DTC - https://dtcnews.link/advertise Work with Pilothouse - https://dtcnews.link/pilothouse Follow us on Instagram & Twitter - @dtcnewsletter Watch this interview on YouTube - https://dtcnews.link/video
Brent Wadas is the CEO at BotBuilt, a Y-Combinator Construction technology company based in Durham, NC that is revolutionizing building homes with robots to address the labor shortage and housing affordability crisis. Brent served in the US Army in Afghanistan after 9/11, where he fulfilled his patriotic calling. BotBuilt employs a methodology that makes homebuilding less capital intensive, creating less waste and enabling a much more sustainable building process. Brent served over 10 years in the US Army as Assistant (to the) Regional Manager. Brent is an experienced business entrepreneur with a flair for achieving goals through actions and a passion for bringing dreams into focus.(1:34) - Brent Wadas' entrepreneurial & military journey(8:57) - What makes BotBuilt special(13:52) - Feature: CREx - Makes it easy to get data out of Yardi, Salesforce, and more.(15:15) - BotBuilt's factories: Durham, NC(16:56) - Lessons from Katerra's $2 billion saga(22:29) - Delivering a venture-scale return in Contech(25:51) - BotBuilt's unit economics & business model(31:49) - Contech adoption among homebuilders(34:40) - Collaboration Superpower: William "Wild Bill" Donovan (Head of the OSS, precursor to CIA) - Wiki (35:54) - Brent's 'Grand Daddy's' influence: 1st Scientific sharing agreement between USA & USSR
Ep. 79 features Jacob Fortinsky, co-founder & CEO of Novig, a commission-free sports betting exchange. Hear him discuss: Why he thinks “that the fundamental business model of this industry is broken and untenable.” Why he believes that a commission-free exchange is the future of betting Learnings from Novig's recent beta product rollout, which will launch in CO this fall His experience taking Novig through YCombinator last year (which remains the only betting company to go through YC!) Today's announcement about raising $6.4m from Lux Capital and a who's-who of Silicon Valley investors His contrarian decision to not raise capital from industry investors Why he has a "chip on his shoulder", and how he deals with skeptics Learn more
Ethan Lieber is the Co-founder and CEO of Latchel, a proptech based in Seattle that is working to improve property management companies' response times, as well as helping property managers achieve incremental revenue through resident benefits. Often times property management companies find themselves having to choose between delivering great service to residents or protecting margins of their business. Ethan breaks all this down, and how Latchel is building a solution. We cover a range of topics in this interview including what are resident benefits packages, resident NPS, challenges with smart home devices as a property manager, benefits of going through Y-Combinator as a startup, and more. Listen in to hear what Ethan has to say. More about Ethan and Latchel:Ethan is a seasoned entrepreneur who started and sold an e-commerce startup while working full-time at One Planet Ops, running Product for contractors.com - before co-founding Latchel in 2017.Latchel is a tech-forward property management business that was accepted into the Y Combinator program in 2019 (with alumni companies such as Airbnb, Dropbox, Doordash and Stripe). We completed our Series A funding (led by F-Prime) in 2021.Renters today expect better service, more perks, and faster maintenance than most property managers can afford to provide.Latchel is a software platform that enables property managers to be more responsive and offer better perks while also creating a new revenue stream so they don't have to choose between happy tenants and a healthy bottom line. Connect with Ethan on LinkedIn Follow Latchel on LinkedIn Check out Latchel
About 54 million Americans and 936 million patients globally suffer from sleep apnea and 80% of cases go undiagnosed. Today's guest is fixing that problem.Chris Fernandez co-founded EnsoData in June 2015 to use AI to make sleep studies more efficient, cost effective, and accurate.Since then, he and the team have raised more than $30M from an exceptional group of investors including Zetta Venture Partners, M25 Ventures, and Inspire Medical Systems.Chris received his bachelors and masters degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Biomedical and Medical Engineering. He also wrote one of the most thoughtful perspectives on the entrepreneurial journey when he handed over the reigns to new CEO Justin Mortara last November. At 8,200 words, it may also be one of the longest.Listen and learn...What led Chris to care about solving sleep problemsHow EnsoData overcame being "a solution in search of a problem"How AI and machine learning can be applied to sleep apneaHow being incubated by Y Combinator helped launch EnsoDataHow to use brainwaves to train AI models to diagnose sleep issuesWhen we'll get "smart rooms" that adjust the environment to optimize for healthy sleepHow Chris and the team control for the impact of AI biasHow to improve the quality of your sleep... from an expertWhat led Chris to replace himself as CEOReferences in this episode...Gordon Wilson, Rain Neuromorphics CEO, on AI and the Future of WorkWhy We Sleep by Matt WalkerStanford Professor Dr. William Dement and the origins of sleep science
Ken Book and Ari Wax go deeper inside the “black box” of the Y Combinator process, explore how the process changed them as founders regarding assessing the quality of their ideas and the speed with which they operate, and describe the way in which their association with Y Combinator has changed things for their startup, Fluid Markets. For links to other content from Charlie and Dean Wasserman https://linktr.ee/foundersdilemmas
YU students Ken Book and Ari Wax gave up top investment banking opportunities to pursue their startup idea, persevered through rejection from investors and accelerators, and then achieved their dream of being accepted to the top accelerator in the world. Learn their insights into battling Imposter Syndrome, how Y Combinator seems to decide which founders to admit, and what founders experience within Y Combinator. For links to other content from Charlie and Dean Wasserman https://linktr.ee/foundersdilemmas
Sam Altman an American entrepreneur, investor, and programmer. He was the co-founder of Loopt and is the current CEO of OpenAI. He was the president of Y Combinator and was briefly the CEO of Reddit. 5x #1 Bestselling Author and Motivational Speaker Erik Qualman has performed in over 55 countries and reached over 50 million people this past decade. He was voted the 2nd Most Likable Author in the World behind Harry Potter's J.K. Rowling. Have Erik speak at your conference: email@example.com Motivational Speaker | Erik Qualman has inspired audiences at FedEx, Chase, ADP, Huawei, Starbucks, Godiva, FBI, Google, and many more on Focus and Digital Leadership. Learn more at https://equalman.com
Tyler and Y Combinator co-founder Paul Graham sat down at his home in the English countryside to discuss what areas of talent judgment his co-founder and wife Jessica Livingston is better at, whether young founders have gotten rarer, whether he still takes a dim view of solo founders, how to 2x ambition in the developed world, on the minute past which a Y Combinator interviewer is unlikely to change their mind, what YC learned after rejecting companies, how he got over his fear of flying, Florentine history, why almost all good artists are underrated, what's gone wrong in art, why new homes and neighborhoods are ugly, why he wants to visit the Dark Ages, why he's optimistic about Britain and San Fransisco, the challenges of regulating AI, whether we're underinvesting in high-cost interruption activities, walking, soundproofing, fame, and more. Read a full transcript enhanced with helpful links. Recorded July 15th, 2023. Other ways to connect Follow us on Twitter and Instagram Follow Tyler on Twitter Follow Paul on Twitter Join our Discord Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org Learn more about Conversations with Tyler and other Mercatus Center podcasts here. Photo credit: Dave Thomas
This week on The #MiamiTech Podcast the hosts chat with Edrizio De La Cruz.Edrizio is a Silicon Valley entrepreneur, investor and occasional stand up comic :-)He's a Dominican immigrant who grew up in Harlem. He dropped out of college to work as an aircraft technician to help make ends meet. He ultimately went back to college, worked on Wall Street and earned an MBA from The Wharton School.In 2013, he co-founded Arcus, a fintech company. He worked with an incredible team to build the company from scratch to 100+ employees, 100+ clients and raised $19M in funding from Y-Combinator, Ignia, Softbank and Citi Ventures. In 2021, the company was sold to Mastercard.Topics on Deck:- Hitting Rock Bottom & Persevering- Wining 200K with Visa Everywhere Initiative- Getting Acquired By Mastercard- His Time As A Partner At Y Combinator- Writing A Book To Help Underdog Founders- And More!Learn more about Edrizio: https://www.edriziodelacruz.com/Follow Edrizio on Twitter:https://twitter.com/EdrizioCruz @EdrizioCruzLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/edrizio-de-la-cruz-2b8ab75/ Learn more about Arcus: https://www.arcusfi.comFollow the Hosts:Brian Breslin @BrianBreslinMaria Derchi @MariaDerchiIf Interested in being on the podcast please email: Miamitechpod@gmail.comPlease Like + Subscribe + Rate + Review!#miamitech #miamitechpod #crypto #nft #technology #startup
Could your hiring and firing strategy be hurting your startup? This week on the Startup Savant podcast, Ethan is joined by Karn Saroya, founder of Re a blockchain-based reinsurance startup. The pair discuss Karn's evolution as a leader from his first startup to now, how performance management and hiring (or firing) employees can make or break your startup, and the real value behind Y Combinator's personalized growth metrics. Re Links: https://re.xyz/https://twitter.com/REprotocolEmail Karn: email@example.comStartup Savant Links: https://startupsavant.com/podcasthttps://www.youtube.com/@StartupSavantPodcast/https://www.instagram.com/startupsavantpodcast/https://www.linkedin.com/company/startup-savant/
In today's episode, we are joined by Matt Pru, co-founder and managing partner at Stackmatix, the startup and scaling growth partner. Prior to co-founding Stackmatix, Matt was the Head of Sales at MightyHive which he helped grow from 10 to more than a hundred employees and which ultimately sold to S4 Capital for $150M. In addition, Matt has worked as a startup advisor to a number of companies including a company called MovingLake, a YCombinator startup. In this episode, we discuss how Matt ran a $30M sales operation at MightyHive, how Matt built Stackmatix, and the tactics Stackmatix uses to grow a startup's sales. Stick around to the end to hear what most startups get wrong and how Matt suggests to fix this. Please subscribe to Studying Success to hear more from the best entrepreneurs and investors!Also check out our website at www.studyingsuccesspodcast.com.Follow us on Instagram, TikTok, and Youtube – @studyingsuccesspodcast
Today, I'm joined by Kyriakos Eleftheriou, co-founder & CEO of Terra, an API unifying health and fitness data from apps and wearables. After developing an obsession with wearables and health data to improve his performance in the armed forces, Kyriakos realized there wasn't a solution to connect all his metrics in one place. Incubating the concept through Y Combinator and raising fresh funding, Terra's software now enables interoperability for numerous top brands. In this episode, we discuss the company's mission to increase the utility of health data. Plus, we talk about what it takes to build a world-class team, culture, and product. In this episode, you'll learn: • How Terra helps wearable companies develop an app using its API • Wearables' evolving use cases in performance, fitness, and healthcare • Why Kyriakos spends the majority of his time interviewing and hiring new team members Subscribe to the podcast → insider.fitt.co/podcast Subscribe to our newsletter → insider.fitt.co/subscribe Follow us on LinkedIn → linkedin.com/company/fittinsider Terra's Website: https://tryterra.co/ Terra's Twitter: https://twitter.com/TerraAPI Terra's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/terraapi/ Terra's Podcast: https://tryterra.co/podcast - The Fitt Insider podcast is brought to you by Jack Taylor, our exclusive PR partner. More than just PR, they're creative storytellers and brand builders who actually understand the health and wellness industry. Learn more and get in touch at https://fitt.co/jacktaylor Chapters: (00:00) Introduction (01:51) Origin story of Terra (03:22) What Terra is and how it works (06:34) Creating value and scale (08:05) Utility of data collected using Terra (10:24) How company's use Terra's API to build health apps (12:16) Accessing dynamic data and integration of AI (14:40) Surprising use cases of Terra (18:31) Smartphone industry analogy (19:47) Utilizing wearable and health sensor data (23:52) Future of sensors in the market (27:16) Improving lives with health data and technology (29:30) Future roadmap of Terra (33:11) Identifying and hiring the best talent in the world (38:40) Having a consistent philosophy works (40:48) Focus areas of Terra: Revenue, Engagement, and Evolution (46:42) Conclusion
In this episode, Susan interviews Richard White, Founder & CEO of Fathom.video. Richard shares his insights on the rollercoaster ride of entrepreneurship, from navigating the challenging funding landscape of 2021 to his unique perspective on decision-making and overcoming rejection. With Fathom.video, Richard not only disrupted the transcription industry but also applied a consumer playbook to a B2B product, achieving outstanding retention and growth before even considering monetization. Susan and Richard delve into the power of hypothesis-driven startups, the key to attracting users emotionally, and the art of balancing the roles of maker and manager. Richard's journey is an inspiring testament to patience, perseverance, and the rewards of building a product that people genuinely love. About Richard: Richard White is founder and CEO of Fathom.video, a free app that records, transcribes & highlights your calls so you can focus on the conversation instead of taking notes. Prior to Fathom, Richard founded UserVoice, one of the leading platforms that technology companies, from startups to the Fortune 500, use for managing customer feedback and making strategic product decisions. Richard previously worked on Kiko, a company in the first batch of Y-Combinator, with Justin Kan and Emmett Shear who subsequently went on to found Twitch. Richard is passionate about designing intuitive productivity tools with delightful user experiences. Connect With Richard: Website: https://fathom.video/ Linkedin: @rrwhite Twitter: @FathomDotVideo About Susan: Susan Sly is a Tech Co-founder and Co-CEO, a tech investor, best-selling author, keynote speaker, entrepreneur, and host of the highly acclaimed podcast – Raw and Real Entrepreneurship. Susan has appeared on CNN, CNBC, Fox, Lifetime Television, The CBN, The Morning Show in Australia and been quoted in MarketWatch, Yahoo Finance, Forbes, and more. She holds Certificates in Management and Leadership, Technology and Operations, and Strategy and Innovation from MIT. Susan is the author of 7 books. Her book project with NY Times Best Selling Author, Jack Canfield, made six Amazon Best Selling lists. Connect With Susan: Twitter @Susanslylive Twitter @rawandrealentr1 LinkedIn @susansly Facebook @susanslylive Website https://susansly.com/ Join the Raw and Real Entrepreneurship Community https://www.facebook.com/groups/rawandrealentrepreneurs Join Susan's Insider's List https://susansly.com/insider/
We were excited to have a deep and meaningful chat with Gabriele Musella. Gabriele is a creative entrepreneur and the CEO and co-founder of Coinrule, a tool for automated trading. His numerous successful projects have gained the support of the famous Y Combinator startup accelerator. Apart from creating businesses, Gabriele also mentors at Google for Startups and teaches at various business schools, including the University of Palermo. Plus, he's a busy investor. Our talk focused on the key parts of running a digital business. We looked at how to stand out in the market, the best ways to do that, and how to find a place in one's life as an entrepreneur. With his rich investment experience, Gabriele also shared his thoughts on how he chooses which startups to fund and which to skip. You're sure to pick up some great tips from this talk. Jump straight to the part that catches your eye: How to define the product market fit? How to develop a clear initial product vision? What startups does Gabriel invest in and why? TOP 3 mistakes most startups make What benefits of being a design-driven entrepreneur? Incorporating ML and AI into Gabriele's fintech product Got an idea for a digital product brewing in your mind and want to get it off the ground? Share it in the comments below, and we'll be glad to give you some leads. If this video was helpful, don't forget to smash that like button, hit subscribe, and share it with your pals and coworkers! Keep an eye out for more useful content and insightful interviews about creating digital products, all the way from the first idea to making it big in the market. Catch you in the next video! Follow us on Social Media: Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Instagram Visit us: Website: https://linkupst.com/ Contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
In this episode of Investing in Integrity, we spoke with Daniel Kimerling, Managing Partner of Deciens Capital, an early-stage investment fund. Along with being an experienced startup operator, Daniel is also the Co-Founder of Standard Treasury, a Y-Combinator backed startup. Daniel makes an impassioned case for the role of finance & technology (specifically venture capital) in creating opportunity and driving positive innovation – telling stories about how the financing of Genentech enabled the synthesis of insulin, or how fintechs like True Link and Chipper Cash have introduced much-needed financial products to underserved populations. Much of this conversation is also a meditation on the value of liberal arts learning and insatiable curiosity in solving problems. “Investing is the ultimate liberal art,” Daniel says, “because the amount of learning knows no bounds.” Daniel delves into his personal obsession, as he calls it, with, “understanding why people stick with projects that end up being massively successful, even though statistically the odds are massively against them. Daniel and Ross tie together observational insights drawn from Lin Manuel Miranda's Hamilton, to Charlie Munger's idea of “natural drift,” to Rick Rubin's work with Dr. Dre and Johnny Cash. We hope you enjoy this wide-ranging conversation on venture capital, technology, and timeless values like curiosity and perseverance!
Today, we unravel some of the most intriguing stories from around the globe, starting with the shocking discovery at Martha's Vineyard – a man found dead on Obama's estate. The twist? He's not just any man, but Obama's personal chef, who had a long-standing relationship with the former president. From there, we move into the realm of ideas with Yuval Noah Harari, renowned author of 'Sapiens' and 'Homo Deus', who recently appeared on Lex Friedman's podcast. We delve into Harari's insightful opinions on global cabals, fascism, communism, and their unique relation to our movie preferences. As we continue, we explore the futuristic vision of Sam Altman, founder of OpenAI, who proposes paying people cryptocurrency just for being human. But what are the implications of such a plan, and why does it involve scanning our eyes? Lastly, we head over to Russia, where Putin has just signed a controversial law banning sex changes. Tune in for a deep-dive into these captivating topics, offering you insights, discussions, and a fresh perspective on current events. Don't forget to subscribe for more engaging content from the Adams Archive. All the links: Https://linktr.ee/theaustinjadams Substack: https://austinadams.substack.com Merch: https://antielite.club ----more---- Full Transcription: Adams Archive. Hello, beautiful people and welcome to the Adams Archive. My name is Austin Adams, and thank you so much for listening today on today's agenda. Is going to start with a wild story coming out of Martha's Vineyard. Allegedly, there was a man found dead on the Obama estate, identified as Obama's personal chef. And it's not just like this man had no ties to him other than cooking his meals. Obama literally recruited this guy from owning a five star Michelin, uh, restaurant in Chicago. Basically when he went into the White House. So it was a longstanding relationship to the point where this man was paddle boarding in the middle of the night on his property. So that's the first thing that we'll discuss. After that, we will jump into. A interesting conversation that came out of Lex Friedman's podcast with Yuval, uh, Yuval Noah Harra. He's the author of Sapiens and Homo Dose, or however you pronounce that, um, but very, very well known author who went on to the Lex Friedman podcast and talked about a few things that were interesting, including. Why in the world would anybody think that there is a global cabal who owns all of the corporations and has massive amounts of influence? Why would they ever think that? And then secondly, a, an opinion that he had regarding, um, the difference between fascism and communism and movie preferences, which I found to be interesting and timely with some of the more recent movies that we've had come out, which indicates to me which one we're leaning more towards. Hmm. So we'll discuss that. After that, we will move into open AI founder Sam Altman, to pay people cryptocurrency for simply being human. Apparently, uh, what seems like a big push towards a global digital currency and starting with the founder of OpenAI who says that we need to do this so that we'll eventually be able to differentiate between robots and artificial intelligence. And he wants to scan your eyes to do it and he'll give you money just to do so. How interesting. And then last but not least, we will jump into Putin signing a law banning. Sex changes in Russia. Alright, so all of that and more. So stick around. We're gonna have some fun today. And there it's all right. So all of that and more stick around. First thing I need you to do is hit this subscribe button. I would appreciate it from the bottom of my heart. If you are new here, thanks for being here. If you are not, thank you for sticking around. All right. Now, if you have been subscribed, leave a five star review. 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Alright now. The very first article coming from the post-Millennial, which says that there was a man found on Obama's property dead, who's been identified as his personal chef. And as I mentioned earlier about this is not like just some random guy who runs a food truck outside of his house. This is a guy that he. He frequented this man's restaurant in Chicago. He's a five star Michelin chef and frequented his restaurant for a very long time. Now, when he became president, he handpicked him to be the White House personal chef, in which I believe at some point will read more In this article, he actually declined because he'd have to actually leave his restaurant to do so, but eventually, uh, became the sous chef. Uh, at his estate. So let's read this article. It says, the 43 year old man who drowned while paddleboarding off of the Edgar Town coast of Martha's Vineyard on Sunday has been identified as none other than the personal chef of a Barack and Michelle Obama. Tafari Campbell was a White House chef before be, uh, coming on. In the personal employee of the Obamas, after President Obama left office in 2017, divers recovered his body just before 10:00 AM from Edgartown Great pond on which the Obama family's $12 million. Mansion lies dun, dun, dun, Massachusetts State Police said Campbell was from EYs, Virginia. And was Viding visiting Martha's Vineyard at the time of his passing President, uh, and Mrs. Obama were not president at the residence at the time of the accident. The Chicago Sun Times reported in the statement the Obama's praise Campbell saying that Tafari was a beloved part of our family. When he first, we first met him, he was a talented sous chef at the White House. Creative and passionate about food and its ability to bring people together. In the years that followed, we got to know him as a warm, fun, extraordinarily kind person who made all of our lives a little brighter. So apparently a little bit different than what I said. I. That's why when we were getting ready to leave the White House, we asked Ari to stay with us, and he generously agreed. He's been part of our lives ever since, and our hearts are broken, that he's gone today. He joins everyone who knew, or today we join everyone who knew and loved Ari, especially his wife, Charice and their twin boys, Xavier, and in grieving the loss of a truly wonderful man. Very tragic. It says The Obama's multimillion dollar vacation estate on Martha's Vineyard saw a massive response from emergency responders when accounts emerged of a man dressed in black without a life preserver paddle boarding off the coast. He was seen to be struggling. Another paddle boarder had been with the male at the time and saw him go under the water. The recovery was made around a hundred feet from shore. Where water was around eight feet in depth. Wow. Numerous agencies responded, including Edgartown Fire and all Island fire departments, local police, state police, patrol's, air wing, and detectives. The Dukes County Sheriff's Department and the Coast Guard all responded to this. And I'll actually pull up the article so you can see what I'm looking at here. All right, so, um, the original car article coming from the post-Millennial and we're looking at some comments here from rt.com, um, which is an interesting, uh, source, which I found some other articles relating to President, uh, Vladimir Putin, uh, having the. Ban on sex changes. So I found this article there and there was actually some interesting comments. So it says in the comments section here, so no potential validity to this whatsoever, but it says, oh dear, the chef with access to lots of privileged information who couldn't swim, suddenly takes up paddle boarding and goes and drowns at night in the pitch black. Hmm. Nothing to see here. Nothing at all. Another person, uh, said nothing to be happy about when someone drowns for sure. Uh, fortunately world leaders realize it's such a real danger to us, uh, cattle that oligarchs worldwide are buying up ocean front properties to save us plebes from drowning as the oceans rise, Greta is proud of their sacrifice. Uh, now the next person said who paddle boarded him on his head. Hmm. So, so this is where it gets interesting, right? It's like, what is the percentage likelihood that somebody dies on your property now, what is the percentage likelihood that you were president and then somebody suddenly randomly dies on your property in a very weird, a mysterious way? Hmm. So those are questions you have to ask yourself is what is the percentage likelihood that this happened? Why potentially could this have happened? Maybe it was a freak accident. Maybe he was paddle boarding. But honestly, if you're with somebody else and you're in eight foot water, how does something like this happen? How? How do you not pull that person out? How are you not there to help? You know, I just picture the Titanic where the, this guy's on this big, huge, long board and for some reason she just won't get off of the wood to allow this man back up. It just seems bizarre to me. Somebody else said, Somebody else said someone saw, someone saw Michelle's paddle and then mysteriously went away, right? So there's this whole conspiracy around Michelle being a man and also Barack being gay. So not sure what that has to do with it, but interesting comment nonetheless. Somebody else commented that maybe this is a part of the chef who had $65,000 worth of hot dogs and pizza brought to the White House during his presidency, which was a bizarre leak from the emails from the Hillary Clinton campaign. Can't imagine that this man knew anything that he shouldn't have known and, and had he that anything wrong would happen to him whatsoever. Couldn't imagine that. But mysterious and wild, and obviously our hearts go out to this individual. It's sad, it's terrible. You never want to hear of that, especially when there's children involved. But it's a little fishy. Just a little fishy. Alright, so the next article comes from the infamous infowars, which says, transhumanist World Economic Forum Advisor, Yuval Harri dismisses the New World Order as Nonsense and Fantasy. You know, the new World order that has been claimed to be a thing by. Claus Schwab himself and Joe Biden. There's been several speeches where both of them use that term specifically, and all of a sudden, this World Economic Forum advisor who's been at the Bilderberg meetings, who's been at, you know, in Switzerland during all of these billionaires flying in on their jets to yell at you about flying economy once a year when you can afford a vacation. Let's see what it has to say. It says, world Economic Forum Advisor Yuval Noah Harri shot down the notion of an elite global cabal working together to achieve a new world order, panning it as nonsense and fantasy. Harari, one of the key architects behind the World Economic Forum's. Great reset. Made an appearance on the Lex Friedman podcast last Monday to cast doubt on the new World orders conspiracy theory. Claiming the world is too complex for powerful individuals to map out a global agenda, which will actually frame for us quite perfectly the next episode that we're. Going to be filming, which is about a document called Silent Weapons for Quiet Wars, which was a document outlined, allegedly picked up out of a copier machine from that was at a surplus store that somebody purchased. They found this top secret document called Silent Weapons for Quiet Wars, and you should look it up. It's a wildly bizarre document that outlines the exact plan that we've se seen unfold over the last 70 years. This was document was supposedly brought to light at the first Bilderberg meeting and formulated by the rothchilds where it outlined exactly mathematically how to socially. Engineer society so that you can have a elite class and you can have the absolute pinnacle and then have legal slavery of the rest of basically the entire world by manipulating financial unions. So we'll actually dive into all of this in the very next episode. So you should absolutely listen to that episode, which I will have out tomorrow for you. But, You can't, can't get it unless you subscribe. So do that. All right. Um, so it says the global cabal theory has many variations, but basically there's a small group of people. Well, let's him, let's let him say it. Here you go. Cabal theory. It has many variations, but basically there is a small group of people, a small cabal that secretly controls everything that is happening in the world. All the wars, all the revolutions, all the epidemics, everything that is happening is controlled by this very small group of people who are of course evil and have bad intentions. And this is, this is a, a very well known story, that it's not new, it's been there for thousands of years. It's very attractive. Uh, because first of all, it's simple. You don't, you don't have to understand everything that happens in the world. You just need to understand one thing. The war in Ukraine, the Israeli Palestinian conflict, five G technology, c Ovid, 19. It's simple. There is this global cabal. They do all, all of it. And also it enables you, uh, to shift all the responsibility to all the bad things that is, that are happening in the world to this small cabal. It's the Jews, it's the free meso. It's not us. And also it creates, it, it, it creates this fantasy, utopian fantasy. If we only get rid of the small cabal. We solved all the problems of the world, salvation, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the war in Ukraine, the epidemics, poverty, everything is solved just by knocking out this small cabal. So, and it's simple, it's attractive, and this is why so many people believe it. Um, it's, again, it's not new. Nazism was exactly this. Nazism began as a conspiracy theory. We don't call Nazism a conspiracy theory because Oh, it's a big thing. It's an ideology. But if you look at it, it's a conspiracy theory. The basic Nazi idea was the Jews control the world. Get rid of the Jews. You solved all the world's problems. Now, the interesting thing about these kind of, of theories, again, they tell you that even things that look to be the opposite of each other, actually they are part of the conspiracy. So in the case of Nazism, the Nazis told people, you know, This is what the Jews want you to think. Actually, the Jews control both communism. Rodsky Marx or Jews, blah, blah, blah. And capitalism Roth, the Rothschild, the Wall Street, it's all controlled by the Jews. So the Jews are fooling everybody, but actually the communists and the capitalists are part of the same global cabal. And again, this is very attractive because, ah, now I understand everything and I also know what to do. I just give P to Hitler. He gets rid of the Jews. I solved all the problems of the world. Now as a historian. The most important thing I can say about these theories, they are never right, because the global cabal theory says two things. First, everything is controlled by a very small number of people. Secondly, these people hide themselves. They do it in secret. Now, both things are nonsense. It's impossible for people to control a small group of people to control and predict everything because the world is too complicated. You know, you look at a real world conspiracy. And so what we're gonna see from this is how ridiculous these statements are. When you look at the way that this document that I'm gonna read to you in the next episode lays out is he's right. It is a very complex world filled with complex people in complex situations, but when you can simplify the inputs, And simplify the way that the herd moves and thinks. And with a long-term strategy and enough financial backing and enough data analyzation, you can accurately predict the way that people will respond to certain things, allowing you to both profit and manipulate people. Literally perfectly laid out in this document that I'm gonna discuss here in the next episode. So maybe even I'll play a clip of this then, but let's listen and, and, and just to say that, oh, it's so ridiculous that a small group of people could control the mass. What has been humanity's like, especially from somebody who wrote the book Sapiens, like you would think that he would understand that a small group of people has. Always been in power over the large masses since ancient Egypt. Since Rome, since there's always been slaves and there's been oligarchs. The oligarchs being a small minority who control the vast majority of people through monetary policies, through law, through government, through uh, through war, through all of these things. Through education systems. We're gonna break all that down. But let's, let's listen to this guy finish, which makes me a little sad. I have Sapiens and his second book upstairs that I would love to read through. I still will, but to hear that he is this puppet for the World Economic Forum makes me a little bit sad. Let's, let's keep hearing him. Well, first is basically just a plan. Think about the American invasion of, of Iraq in 2003. You had the most powerful superpower in the world. With the biggest military, with the biggest intelligence services, with the most sophisticated, you know, the F B I and the c I a and all the agents, they invade, uh, third rate country, third rate power, Iraq. With this idea, we'll take over Iraq and we, we, we will control it. We'll make a new order in the Middle East and everything falls apart. Their plan completely backfires everything they hope to achieve. They achieve the opposite. America, United States is humiliated. Yeah, because the people who are. Who we're discussing when it comes to a global cabal do not have a flag behind them. They don't. They aren't under the guidelines of a country. They don't care which country wins or who loses. They care that they profit the entire way. I. It's not about a country. It's about an, an a, a organized grouping of, of banking cartels who inflate and deflate the economy of different countries and then invest in the very corporations that are going to thrive. Once they bomb, its, they caused the rise of isis. They wanted to take out terrorism. They created more terrorism. First of all, the big winner of the war was Iran. You mean the terrorists that we funded as the c i A and put into power? Both times that we both went in and left Afghanistan and Iraq. You know, the United States goes to war with all its power and gives Iran, uh, a victory on a silver plate. The Iranians don't need to do anything. The Americans are doing everything for them. Now this is real history. Real history is when you have a, not a small group of people, a lot of people with a lot of power, carefully planning something and it goes completely out of, uh, against their plan. And this we know from personal experience. Yeah, because you have people literally destabilizing nations like George Soros. We know this to be fact. He has literally talked about it, right? He's, he's destroyed entire country's economies overnight by like shorting their stocks and like, this is all intentional. It's a facade. I was trying to see if I could get, actually, get some of the, uh, any of the. Comments to this, but it doesn't look like it's allowed for them. So pretty wild. So what this led me to believe I had, I had somebody that came and talked to me about this. So let's, let's go ahead and read, uh, through some of the response here. It says, Hari's dismissal of a global cabal who tried to steer global events is particularly ironic. That's because Harari, a staunch transhumanism or transhumanist and social engineer secretly attended this year's closely guarded bilderberg meeting. Hmm. An annual conference compromised of the most powerful individuals across banking, finance, military, media, academia, and business. A cabal, if you will, that meet to discuss in secret the agenda of the world while the public and the press are forbidden to participate. And it actually cites that source showing that he was there. Um, great reset. Architect Yuval Harra arrives through the back door at Bilderberg as uninvited guests, and they have pictures of it here. Of him actually showing up at this conference an an official list of roughly 130 participants released The group on its website does not show RA's name. Considering his role as a leading author and philosopher in the transhumanist movement, his background questioning humanity's role in the future dominated by artificial intelligence and other advanced technologies could make him a valuable contributor to Berg's discussions surrounding ai. A topic listed on their agenda this year. Hmm. Very interesting. Alright, so let's see what else it has to say about this. It goes on to say that many of Hari's previous statements deeply undermine his argument that there is no new world order agenda. Hari's claimed in 2019 that this age of free will is over because AI will soon be jacked into our minds and control our hopes and dreams. Humans are now hackable animals. You know, the whole idea that humans have this soul or spirit and they have free will. So whatever I choose, whatever, whether in the election or whether in the supermarket, this is my free will. That's over free will he said. Notably his mentor, world Economic Forum. Claude Schwab co-authored the book Covid to 19, the Great Reset, which outlines how to use Covid to 19 to completely reset the global economy towards creating a more sustainable and equitable society by essentially de industrializing the developed world and implementing social credit score initiatives. Almost like it's an agenda by the global cabal aimed at imposing their vision of the future onto the world. Hmm. Who would imagine Harari is also exposed by his social engineering ambitions? By deliberating, deliberating how to rid the world of useless people as AI becomes more prevalent where he says, I think the biggest question, and maybe in economics and politics of the coming decades will be what to do with all these useless people. He said the problem is more boredom and how, how, what to do with them and how will they find some sense of meaning in life when they're basically meaningless. I. Worthless. My best guess at present is a combination of drugs and computer games. This is a solution for most. It's already happening. Fortunately, more and more people are waking up to the reality that the technocrats like Ferrari are trying to unilaterally, unilaterally determine humans' future. Almost like a cabal, like how ironic that he's the one to come out and say that against that when he was at the World Economic Forum meeting. Uh, very interesting. Alright, so, so this is something that I found that somebody brought to my attention. Uh, and they mentioned that he talks about, in the same interview with Lex Friedman, the difference in the way that. Communists and fascists look at media and look at movies particularly, which I found to be interesting in the application of the more recent discussion surrounding the sound of freedom and all of the weird things that happened surrounding that. So let's see what he has to say and we'll see how I can kind of attach this to what I'm thinking about here. So here we go. No, not in the best light. The same with beauty, you know, how does the fascist determine whether a movie is a good movie? Very simple. If it serves the interest of the nation, this is a good movie. If it's against the interest of the nation, this is a bad movie. End of story. Hmm. Liberalism says, no, there is a, a aesthetic values in the world. Uh, we should judge movies not just. On that question, whether they serve the national interest, but also on autistic value. Communists are a bit like the fascists instead that they don't place the nation at the main hero. They place class. As the main hero for them history. Again, it's not about individuals, it's not about nations. History is the clash between classes and just as fascists. Imagine in the end, only one nation will be on top. The communists think in the end, only one class should be on top, and that's the, the proletariat. And same story, the your a hundred percent of your loyalty should be to the class. Like if you, if there is a clash between class and family, class wins. Like in the Soviet Union, the party told children, if you hear your parents say something bad about Stalin, You have to report them. And there are many cases when children reported their parents and their parents were sent to the Gulag, like, and you know, your loyalty is to the party, to the, which leads the proletariat to victory in the historical struggle. Alright, so what he just said there, I find to be interesting. He said basically, That fascists only look at movies as valuable to the extent that they serve the country. So when you have a movie come out, like the Sound of Freedom, maybe. Where, I don't know. You see consistently over and over and over again, the fire alarms are getting pulled. They're spraying stuff to make it smell bad. The showings aren't happening, the air conditioning is off. The movie won't play how many times, how many videos. I know people personally in my family who went to go see the sound of freedom and the fire alarm was pulled. How many times did we see this happen? There's reels and reels and reels of videos on TikTok and on Instagram that show how many times it happened. So how much did the news media, how much backlash did the sound of freedom get for drawing attention to the most atrocious thing that is happening in humanity today? You wanna know why? Because it doesn't serve the fascist. Ideology. It doesn't serve the country. It actually hurts them because of how many people are in positions of power who participate in the very thing that this movie was calling out as terrible. That's why you have a media saying that you shouldn't go see this movie. That's why they tell you that you have brain worms if you go see it. That's why they call it a Q Anon conspiracy movie based in. Non-reality, right? Just like this guy tries to tell you about the global cabal that doesn't exist, where there's billionaires who get together every single year to decide how they're gonna socially engineer the slaves, you and I and the general public who don't have billions of dollars. That's a real thing. You know, just like the trafficking that was going on in the sound of freedom. So when it does not serve the country, when it does not serve the flag, then it has no value. That's exactly, exactly what we saw with the sound of freedom. It did not serve their ideology, it did not serve them as leaders. So BlackRock and Vanguard, the very people who, you know, are getting exposed from O M G, from James O'Keefe media for, you know, socially engineering, the, the entire country and wars and everything like that, where he came out and said, Ukraine, this war is good for business. And we know that just like we know, there's a small group of people who socially engineer the general public through education, through war, through industrialization, and, and distracting you with your jobs and taxes and not being able to get outta the rat race. So when he talks about this, how movies serve no purpose unless they serve the regime, unless they, they. Allow them to further their agenda. That's why you see it, and that's why every other movie that's come out that has a mainstream platform has some sort of indoctrination imposed in it, subconsciously at the very least, if not shoved directly down your throat. So thank you Yuval, for both proving to us that. The irony of somebody who goes to the World Economic Forum meetings telling us that there's no global cabal of elites who control and socially engineer the public, and then showing us exactly what was happening with the Sound of Freedom of me movie. Quite interesting, isn't it? Alright, the next topic that we're going to discuss here is going to be. We're gonna move on from that topic right there, and we're gonna move into Sam Altman, the Open AI founder of Chat. G p T now wants to pay people cryptocurrency for simply being human in what could turn into a digital identification system called World Coin, where they want to scan your iris to verify that you are actually human and you know, Pay you for it and then somehow turn this into a, uh, global digital identification project. So here we go. This article says, and again, you can join me, Adam's archive on YouTube. Sorry about that. This article says, OpenAI founder to pay people cryptocurrency for being human. The World Coin Global Digital ID Project has released a crypto token to entice people to fork over their biometrics, digital id verification. Startup World coin, which purports to distinguish real humans from AI by scanning their irises with a futuristic. Orb in storing their identities on the blockchain launched a crypto token by the same name on Monday. The project's website describes it as a digital currency received simply for being human, claiming it could drastically. Increase economic opportunity scale, a reliable solution for distinguishing humans from AI online while preserving privacy, enable global democratic processes, and eventually show a potential path to AI funded universal basic income. No thank you. Not I. Despite these goals, the World Coin Token usage appears to currently be limited to rewarding people for signing up to World Coin. This has not stopped major crypto exchanges from listing the coins such as Binance, K X Hu Obi, buy Bit and Gate were among the platforms that began offering their customers the ability to trade in. W L D On Monday, world coin, users must physically travel to a location where its iris scanning. Orb is present in order to obtain the equivalent of a global digital passport. The project's creator say that it will become necessary to distinguish humans from AI robots as the technology advances. You know, the guy advancing the technology wants to build a secondary technology to track you so that when he advances his technology, he can continue to track you. While some critics have panned the World Coin Ecosystem as a dystopian assault on privacy, built on exploitation of the poor co-founder, Alex Lanya told Reuters that blockchain storage was actually privacy preserving, and Altman has claimed it will actually fight incoming equality. The company has emphasized that biometric scans are more secure than providing personal information like phone numbers for proving one's identity. However, an investigation by M I T Technology Review found the onboarding process, collected significantly more personal data than World Coin publicly claims promising to encrypt and safely store it until it can be deleted without really releasing a white paper explaining how that will be done. The project's detractors include former Twitter, C E O, Jack Dorsey. Who tweeted at no time should a corporation or state own any part of the global financial system, a Monday in res uh, response to a launch tweet by the worldwide or World coin account. In a Twitter thread describing Wellcoin as a global financial and identity network based on proof of personhood. Altman claims that over 2 million people have already signed up to the project during its beta phase. This falls short of its early goals to bring 1 billion people by 2023. Altman acknowledged that AI technology has the potential to go quite wrong in testimony before the US Congress earlier this year, and even admitted he feared causing significant harm to the world through technology. Hmm. Let's look at some of the comments. When somebody says, Orwell's 1984 is coming to a country near you and yet many are asleep at the wheel. We all know what happens when somebody creates a new coin out of thin air. Hashtag ftx, uh, digital slavery, l o l. Um, what could possibly go wrong? Come on, man. It's safe and effective and once in his AI track and trace, 24 hours per day. The goal of these people all connected to Davos World Economic Forum, the un, the globalist, the C I a Mossad and the Banksters indeed make. Of internet, a prison planet, nothing else who is left of anonym. An anonymity and freedom on internet they intend to destroy. And of course, by using cryptos, hmm, somebody else said this is getting weird. Our new F B i, humans have to be transparent and tell the truth. AI is free to lie. Hmm. Interesting. Very interesting. Yeah. Nothing that I wanna be a part of. Right? Why? Why, why? What do we need this for? I barely think we should have a passport. I think you should be able to roam the world freely like it does. It doesn't belong to some weird global entity. Why in the world would I want to share? My biometric, I, I do not use face id and you shouldn't either. I do not use my thumbprint on my computer to open it. I don't use any of that technology. You wanna know why? Because eventually, and, and, and, and you have to ask the, for the convenience that anything like this gives you. Imagine the inconvenience is going to cost you later. On an individual level and on a full scale humanity level, right? Why in the world would they want this to begin with? Why do they need to do this? They need to do this because they want some way of tracking your every movement, and if they can pay you $300 a month so that they can take every piece of data that, that they can claim as your identity, as your personhood, to then determine further how they can socially engineer your actions. Moving forward, a la social credit scores, right, China, we're, we're getting pretty close. We're getting pretty damn close. And this is just another step towards that, which surprises me because Sam Altman didn't always, uh, Give me that type of feel. Um, I actually had a project that I was working on with a company that, uh, where we, and we, you know, I was a part of it, presented a business idea to Sam Altman. Sam Altman's was the creator of Y Combinator. Y Combinator being a startup, the, the leading forefront incubator for, uh, startups. Where you basically take your startup idea or you take a startup that you've started that is successful and take it to them and they, you know, kind of accelerate it and make you more profitable and teach you what you need to know and connect you with the right amount of people. You live in a house that's funded by them during this time that you, then you presented to all of these investors. So I actually went through some of that process with them to submit it and, and go be a part of that program at one certain point. So that was like four years ago, but, To, to hear now that Sam Altman is a part of something like this, I guess isn't as surprising after seeing OpenAI, but still just, just wild nonetheless how, how this world works. So it, and it's just gonna get weirder and weirder. Alright, the last article that we're gonna discuss, we'll come up in just a second, but first lemme tell you head over to the sub stack, Austin Adams dot sub stack.com. Subscribe. 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So head over there, anti Elite Club and check it out. Alright, now next thing we're gonna talk about is Vladimir Putin signed a law stating that they will no longer allow any sex changes in Russia. Putin signed a law banning sex changes. In Russia, the legislation prohibits medical interventions linked to transitioning except when they are needed to treat birth abnormalities. Very interesting. And here's what it says. It says, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a bill banning sex reassignment surgeries into law on Monday. The legislation aimed at lighter regulation of what mps described as the transgender industry bans, legal sex changes and medical interventions associated with transitioning, except due to serious medical grounds, administration of drugs in surgeries associated with gender reassignment therapy will now only be permitted in cases that require treatment of reproductive organ deformities in children. Only licensed clinics linked to the Russian Health Ministry can now make decisions of such treatments and issue relevant certificates. The legislation says people can also no longer, freely change their sex on IDs and other documents. Those who do not or who do so may not adopt children until the new law. Or under the new law. Married couples can also have their marriage marriages declared, declared invalid if one of the spouses changes their sex. According to Russia, deputy Health Minister Evgenia Cova, over 2000 people legally changed their sex in the country between 2018 and 2022 when the practice was legal state Duma advisor Visor via Shela Odin blasted what he called the western transgender industry and defended the reasoning behind the law. The number of gender reassignment surgeries in the US has increased by 50 times over the last 10 years. Adding that around 1.4% of all US teenagers, aged between 13 and 17 identified themselves as transgender in 2022. What more? Almost 2%. Almost two. One out of 50 people who's under the age of 17 identify as transgender. That is crazy. That's like the amount of people that have a D H D. Now all of a sudden you're in the wrong body and you don't have the right sexual organs. This is the path leading to the degradation of the nation. He said, stating that the newly adopted law was designed to avoid such a scenario. The legislation still allowed the treatment of relevant diseases. There are conditions that can be identified during childhood. He said, yet when a person changes sex because they woke up in the morning and decided they are not a boy or a girl, that. It is just wrong, said the Duma head. According to the top Russian Senator Valentina Mat vco, the law was received many positive responses from European nations. Trans right activists still blast to the law, arguing that it seriously diminishes the rights of transgender persons in Russia. Critics also claim that the legislation's wording creates uncertainty related to treatment of certain diseases, not linked to gender reassignment procedures like mastectomies for women genetically predisposed to breast cancer. Kremlin spokesperson, Dmitri Pesco said on Monday that all such issues have been reviewed by experts. While the bill's text was still being debated in parliament, all those questions were answered. He said adding that risks associated with the law had been minimized. Hmm. Well, so I've claimed my opinion on this several, several times. I don't think anybody should be getting a surgery because you're have a mental illness. It doesn't help anything. It just furthers your mental illness. If you have schizophrenia and you, or, or, or, here's a better example that we've seen play out with those clips, right? There was a lady, a woman who thinks that she was blind. She should have been born blind. I just know it. I'm a blind person. Yet she can see. I just know it. I'm a woman, yet I just was born with a penis. Yeah, just because you have that mental illness, which I'm sure is difficult to deal with for anybody in that situation, it's gotta be horrible. If, if that's truly how you feel now, I think that's a far lesser percentage of the people than who are doing it for attention, or because they have maybe other mental health issues going on, but it's gotta suck. That sucks, right? Believing that you're a blind person when you can see, geez, what a terrible thing to deal with. Then that lady put draino in her eyes so that she actually became blind. Now, if you wanna cut your dick off in the kitchen and call yourself a woman, go right ahead. But should any licensed medical professional age you in that or do it on your behalf because you believe that you are something that you are not? No, that's not how medicine works. That's not fixing you. That's physically harming you. So I agree with this. I don't think anybody should be getting gender reassignment surgery. I don't think you should be getting your dick cut off and then inverted inside of you and then you like, have you guys heard of all this? Like how, what you actually have to go through for that to be a thing. They have to insert themselves something into this orifice that is self-created by these medical professionals every single day so it doesn't close up on them and they turn into a literal. Ken or Barbie doll, and then it gets infected and it's like this, Ugh. Ugh. Why would you wanna do that to yourself and why would a medical professional encourage it besides profitability, which is what we know it's about, right? So I don't disagree with this. I don't think anybody should be able to go to a medical office and have a doctor aid them in perpetuating mental illness. Now I think you should speak to a therapist. I think that you should get help and I hope that you feel better in your body. I've talked about this endless amounts of time, and I hate that I have to continually discuss this topic. It's so stupid. I. It's literally my least favorite thing to discuss. It's the most uninteresting topic that I have to talk about so consistently here, but I have to talk about it because other people, all these things are going on consistently about how stupid we are and actually playing into this. Ugh. Anyways, I don't disagree with this. There's my thoughts. Alright, so. That's what I got for you guys today. Go ahead and subscribe, make sure you're here. Next week we're gonna be discussing our next episode, which should come out tomorrow. We're gonna discuss that document. That's gonna be the entire episode is combing over the document. I've been studying it, highlighting it, pulling out all of the the things that we should be discussing from that article. Silent Weapons for Quiet Wars. 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