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A highlight from GENC : Innovation at the Core of Marketing with Alyson Griffin, Head of Marketing at State Farm
"Gen C is the generation of the new Internet. In Gen C, the C stands for crypto, but it also stands for creators, the connected consumer and collectibles, both digital and physical with on -chain provenance. It stands for culture and characters, the ones we play in games and the companion ones that AI is building alongside us. It stands for community and digital citizenship and the new set of transparent and trustless tools being built to govern them. These are the people who were raised on a different philosophy on how they look at money, how they look at identity, how they look at privacy and how they look at the hybrid, digital and physical spaces being built all around us. And finally, how they reimagine their relationships with the communities and companies they interact with. We focus on how brands large and small are building for these audiences. Welcome to Gen C. Avery, I have to play you the new intro that I just made for Gen C. So here it goes. Edge of my seat. All right. So you might've noticed that was me not speaking English, but I am going to Portugal next week. So that was me speaking Portuguese. And how did I do that? Well, both you and I have been experimenting with, Hey, Jen's video translation software that utilizes AI to speak in multiple languages. You added an amazing piece that you put up on LinkedIn the other day. If you speaking Hindi, I don't know if you actually speak Hindi or not. Very limited. Very limited. But I just want to throw this stat out before I want to get your thoughts, which our is old friend, Mr. Beast, 50 % of the people who watch his videos don't speak English. And so what he does is hire voice actors all over the world to be the Mr. Beast in their local areas, because he knows that for him to go as global and get as many views as he needs, he has to be in language. And so what do you think about, Hey, Jen, and some of these new tools that are coming that will allow for video translation that is not only only, audio but as you and I have both been playing with, it also literally changes your mouth movements to be speaking the language that you've selected. Sam, thank you for turning me on to Hey, Jen. My first thought was that I was going to use it to connect my grandparents along because we do have a language barrier. And while I was sad to see that Telugu was not a supported language, I was like, it's okay. I'll do it in Hindi. And I sent it and they actually thought it was real because, you know, not everybody is familiar with powers of AI, especially with this sort of intonation, which is amazing. And then I started playing around with it a little bit more. And I want to call out Hey, Jen, but also 11 Labs, which is the voice translation that is powering all of this. Hey, Jen is sort of bringing that video, but 11 Labs does the audio. And we've been working on a couple of little things with 11 Labs in different capacities. I'm really impressed with what they're building. And it's critical because only 14 % of the world speaks English, yet 59 % of the world's digital content is in English. So if you're a person who doesn't speak English, much less, God forbid, is not literate, then you can't access the amazing, wonderful world of the internet that we all know today. It's a massive thing. I think it's early days. And of course, everybody rightfully so has questions on where is this data going? Who owns it? Who's storing it? Hey, Jen is an LA based company. And 11 Labs has raised from a number of investors, including Andre Sinso. We've done some diligence on them, but I think it's early days. But this technology is insanely powerful for brands, but in the immediate term for content creators. If I was a content creator, I would be using this immediately for my target languages, because it'll expand your reach so much, enable you to connect. And by the way, it's not going to be long before that's happening on demand. In real time, I mean. Yeah, absolutely. I mean, I did the same thing you did. I recorded a video that I translated into French and I sent it to my friend in Paris. And I said, I've been working on my accent. What do you think? And he gets back to me and goes, oh, like, you're really nailing the language, you're really nailing the accent. Like, you've come a long way. I don't speak French. Because the intonation is like you, right? Right, exactly. It's cloning your voice. It sounds like a white person speaking Hindi. Like, there's some things that are colloquialisms that a local person would never say, but it sounds like how you would speak Hindi if you were very good at it. Yes. I will also say what was fascinating to me was Angelique Vendette, who I also sent the video to, responded and say, okay, here's the problem. It's speaking French Canadian. It's not speaking Paris French. And then I had other friends who because I had put it up on Instagram and for the one in Spanish, I had tagged Mexico and I said, can't wait to get back to CDMX. And someone tagged me and said, no, this is speaking European Spanish. This is not speaking Latin American Spanish. So I do think there is like a lot of nuance that still needs to get worked out in it. But just the fact that I could record a 48 second video that people in Paris and people in Mexico didn't recognize that it was AI at first. I thought it was fascinating. I think you hit it exactly, which is, oh, yeah, if I was a content creator, if I was a brand marketer and I was doing shorts, I think this is a perfect way just to get more reach for your content at a 30 to 90 second level, which should be labeled as AI also. Agreed. Definitely. Cross -country transparency, 100 percent. Yeah, we'll talk about that in a second. But I do think that anyone who hasn't played with the page and video translator or there, you can now do it just by uploading a photo and snippets of your voice powered by 11, as you mentioned. So you can actually create yourself saying anything without even having to record a video at this point. You could all do it by text. So it's pretty fascinating. I'm very excited for where this stuff is going, because this is the kind of use case that I think you and I look at this and we're like, this has a very tactical, tangible opportunity. And I think the stat that you just mentioned, only 14 percent speak English, but 60 percent of the content is in English is such a big business opportunity when you really think about that. So, so relevant. Let's pivot from there to a very related topic, which is I don't know if you saw this week, but TikTok has started using AI labeling and Reddit and Reddit. Right. Exactly. For TikTok, anytime you use one of the filters that utilizes AI, now it's going to be labeled as AI. They also are doing auto detection for people who are utilizing AI software and they want anyone who is utilizing AI for their content to have a label on it. I think this is a step in the right direction. I would love all news content also to be labeled like this, because there's a lot of stuff out there. I read an obituary that was driven by AI about a basketball player who had passed away and it said the basketball player is unliving. So that was the way that AI described him being dead, was that he was unliving. And so clearly there's a lot of stuff that needs to get worked out. But from a brand perspective, from a creator perspective, I think that the idea that we should know when things are being modified feels like the right thing. But do you think that affects the creator economy in any way? I think it's similar to how we do hashtag ad, like trust or transparency is key. We just need to be transparent about using these things. I've thought that for quite a while as it relates to Instagram and TikTok filtering because people get unrealistic like body images. I mean, yes, some of this happens in like magazines and photo shoots and all of that stuff it has for a long time. But I'm all about trust or transparency and the digital ecosystem. Agreed. And I also think there's a healthy respect for knowing when someone might be utilizing a tool. It's a productivity tool. It doesn't mean it has to be less entertaining. It doesn't mean it has to be less interesting. I think our enterprise brands, though, we're still at a place where like we can't just use 11 labs like at scale right now. It's not ready yet. It's like a proof of concept. This is how it could be going. And back to what we've talked about before, it's building the muscle for when this really hits scale, we're going to be ready. Correct. And in terms of just going back to Mr. Beast, who has these 13 actors that play him around the world, he said, our team is very actively looking because it's not cheap to do that. And he said, our team is very actively looking. He thought from his perspective and when their research that it's going to be still a couple of years before we actually see it being good enough where he's comfortable. What he said, which was interesting, is they've done some AB testing where they use the voice actor and then they'll use a cloning. And he said every time he does a cloning, people are calling out that something sounds wrong and it distracts them from the content in the video, which I think for someone like him is just really important to make sure it's landing. Totally, totally agree with that. Yeah. All right. Final story before we get to an amazing guest is Crossmint and MasterCard are going deeper together. So Crossmint powered this artist portal that MasterCard released a couple of months ago. It actually brought one hundred thousand people into blockchain. It was primarily based on music and that was also powered by Crossmint. And it seems that Crossmint and MasterCard are getting in bed together even more with an eye toward small business, which I thought was kind of interesting. Just the idea of easy ways when you think of utilizing your MasterCard to pay for something and then thinking about a reward system that can be on chain, that feels like it makes a lot of sense, right? I hit my 10th time at the coffee shop. I get a little NFT that says I'm a 10 timer and maybe that gets me a free coffee later. But this feels like a very natural, easy way for blockchain and brands to get together. And I want to know if you have any thoughts about that. Yeah, well, I love Rodry and the team and of course, Raja and his amazing team at MasterCard and everything that they've done in this space. So recently connected with Raja and he was like, I'm still very bullish on Web3. And one, I love him for saying that because there's so many mixed reactions right now. And it's amazing to hear leaders who continue to invest, continue to launch programs like their startup accelerator and continue to support these sort of Web3 native businesses, massive bands of what Crossmint is doing. And I think that a partnership between a payment processor and a minting tool makes a lot of sense because you're likely going to be paying maybe not thousands of dollars, but a couple bucks for some of these things. And having that super integrated is a great fit. And shout out to MasterCard for continuing to innovate in this space. I see them. I see Visa. I see the banks really continuing to lean in and identify these enterprise use cases that can make their customers both B2C and also B2B customers lives a little bit easier. Well, we have asked Raja to be on the podcast 27 times, so we're going to continue to ask until he shows up. So, Raja, if you're listening, we're coming for you. Avery, after the break, we are going to come back with Allison Griffin from State Farm, a big brain marketing thinker, so excited to hear her perspectives on marketing, on the metaverse, on Web3, on innovation in general, because she's such a great thinker on that. So we will talk to her after the break. Sounds great.
Sen. Tim Scott's Campaign Promotes Optimistic Conservatism
"Senator Tim Scott is running for president. Good morning, Senator. How are you? Good morning, Hugh. Thanks for having me on this morning. I'm great to have you on grateful to have you on Arthur Brooks was just on talking about his new book with Oprah build the life you want. And he said the whole country has to upvote positive and deselect negative to get out of the crisis of the culture that we're in of toxicity. That's the premise of your campaign center. I do believe that America benefits from an optimistic positive messenger as long as you are anchored in conservatism and you have a backbone. America has always prospered when the Conservative Party is moored in principles. One of the blessings of my young life. He was having Ronald Reagan come on the stage right after the Carter debacle of the freshman in high school. My unemployment rates in my neighborhood with 30 % Ronald Reagan bought a revolution and optimistic positive revolution. But everyone knew he was a little off sometimes he might use every weapon in the arsenal piece through strength emerged and it brought the world stability and about America a revolution we've not seen since those days. Now yesterday, Politico had a story quoting your very smart campaign manager, Jennifer to Casper is from University of Michigan Law School as I am. So she knows what she's doing. She said, everyone calm down. Senator Scott is not leaving the stage. He's going to stay in this for the duration. We're going to stay positive positive stay. It wins in the long course. What did you think of the reaction to her memo? Is she right? I think absolutely our campaign is going to continue to focus on an optimistic positive message. That does not mean we will not engage in a contrast with our other opponents. We have opponents who want to raise the death tax to 59%. That is just wrong. So the fact of the matter is that there are policy differences between who we are and what we represent for America's best future. And some of my opponents on the stage who want a fundamentally different kind of Republican Party. That is the kind of contrast that I believe you can showcase while having an optimistic positive approach. Another issue is the issue of abortion. I believe that we need a 15 week federal limit, because every Senate Democrat has already voted for abortion on demand until the day of birth. That's wrong,
A highlight from The Professional Rule Breaker Episode 59 - Redefining Sales with a Touch of Positivity with Hicham John Elanmati
"I tell people, forget the numbers. The numbers will come by default if you just do it. It's it's it's again, it's a number game, right? But so it's a low of average. You're going to you need to talk to a lot more people, right? That's one, two. You need to be not looking like, oh, I'm going to get my one for the day or two for the day, right? You just want to you want to look at, you know, for a month, whatever your target is, you're going to look at like how many people among a service and help and give them a solution today. And every day I want to serve and help more people. And so if you go with that mindset and you actually have that real attitude about it, people will just love to actually get that service and product from you. And they're going to continue doing that. And you'll see the numbers coming in like from nowhere. Like, you know, they'll be like, oh, I just you know, I was told about you from so on and so forth. And then you get another call, you get an email, a text and then you build in business. And imagine if you did this every day and every month to get new referrals. I mean, your numbers are going to multiply. It's going to be exponential growth. Absolutely. Absolutely. And I love how you said that, because I think even just getting up in the morning, OK, who am I going to help today? Instead of going, oh, I have to do all these things. Completely changes your attitude first thing in the morning, right? Well, welcome back to the Professional Worldbreaker podcast. I'm your host, Kathy Walterhouse, and I'm known as the professional rule breaker. But I have to say, my guest today is also a professional rule breaker. You might remember his name. His name is Hurricane H. That's actually his nickname that he goes by, because this is part two of my interview with my friend Hurricane. I want to ask you this question. For the people out there, since you're a sales guru, too, for the people out there that are struggling in sales. Can you give them some advice on what to do? So it's a big word struggle in sales. I mean, what level of struggle they have, right? I mean, is it finding the customers? Is it is it pitching? Is it closing? I mean, that's the other. I mean, is it because there's a prospect in writing and just finding the opportunity. And sometimes you have the opportunity. You just can't close because you are afraid to ask for, for example, money. A lot of people have that problem, right? Yeah. So so it's it's understanding. First of all, you said the key word you have to be. You have to have the signature. You have to be honest. You have to be. I think we had that discussion in the previous show you and I had. It's about having that that direct personality, that you are not just bullshit in people. If people if you have a solution, that's going to work and you believe in it. That's the other thing. You can't sell something. You don't believe it. I'm sorry. You can sell it, you know, but you will struggle because you will be very difficult and people can read through. You might sell it to a few, but not to to the many that you want to. Is you want to make sure that you are an expert in what you say and what you do and your whatever industry, because that's the other part, because people are going to not only want a solution, but they want to know how it's going to apply to them. And also you need to be able to understand what the needs are from these people, which means you have to do a little bit more digging. So I have you in front of me as a potential prospect. But what does that mean? Nothing. And I know that you might need the service, but I need to know everything about you, whether the service and what part of the service is going to work and what may not work. And if and if I give you all those things, you almost basically sold already. You see, and that's one. So that's that's that's that's in terms of as interacting prospecting is I I hate, for example, something I see all the time. I get solicitations on LinkedIn all the time. Oh, my gosh. Oh, yes. Well, here's the thing. I look at them like, do you look at my profile? Do you see like what what might what I do? I mean, if if if if you see what I do, you probably will not even reach out to me because I'm not your customer. Right. You know, exactly how would you do that? So that's that's the thing. That's your struggle. So you can't be just automated, you know, automated, you know, level here. You have to have an understanding of who is your audience. What do you sound who you sound to what you sound and all this stuff. That's one. So the struggle is not real. The struggle is just a lack of understanding of where you are. Some people are in sales and there's pressure in sales. I think that's the other part, because you're being pushed, you you crumble and you just basically start like, you know, just scrambling things, you know, and you're not really. I mean, if you use I use a smart, you know, formula, right? You have to be specific, measurable, all that stuff. You know, if you use that, you know, and standing every single thing, if I meet with you, we're going to go step by step. The smart piece, the measurable piece, you know, the actionable and so on. So when we're going to go step by step and make it, I need to have an understanding of what it is. And I'm not going to go to everybody now. There is a customer, I always say this. There's a customer for every product or service, and there's a product and service for every customer or person out there. Is mine there? You're not going to sell the world. I mean, you could. Depends on what you have. I mean, if you if you sell the water, you think I think you can sell to everybody. You know, so it depends what you have. But the struggles are difficult if you're not really engaged properly or really if your heart into it. Because, again, if you're lying to sell or using pressure tactics, you're going to struggle a lot because people are going to read through you and, you know, nobody's going to invite you in. And even if you did, you're not going to be able to move past the first few minutes. Thank you very much. I'm not interested. Have a good day. Bye bye. That's it. You know, we'll call you later. You know, that's what's going to happen now. If they you know, we I, I use this in training. You want to have spent some time with your prospect. Get to know them. And when you go and spend 20 minutes, 30 minutes, if you have to, you know, bullshit with them, you know, I'm talking about, like, you know, just socialize, you know, get to know them more. And by the way, if they spend 20, 30 minutes with you, they're not going to spend a lot more time with other people if they are your competitions, because you already they already gave you that time. But if you make it profitable in terms to their benefit, in terms of their time, in terms of like, you know, connect with them, you know, from from really, you know, the the good stuff, you know, they're going to want to hear more from you and they're going to believe that you are correct, you know, that you're honest and stuff, because you are genuine. You know, when you're doing that, if you're just coming in straight to the for the kill and you just want to throw, you know, this life and you just go like robotic, like what you have to expect from any salesperson. You end it right there. And they're just basically going to be very cool. But if you open up to them, they open up to you. You have a better chance to move to the next stage. And not only that, if they like you all day on to Raj is yours. And in sales and true business is your referral, you know, is where your best bet is. You can use all the market in the world. You know, your your open rate and your close ratios are going to be very small. You know, you have to talk to thousands to get a few hundreds to actually close a few times, you know. And if you actually have a good referral system and people are going to say, hey, talk to Kathy, she's great. Oh, I'm talking to Kathy because, you know, I know the best of all. I mean, that's the easiest sale out there, isn't it? The referrals, I mean, and the funny thing is, do you find that a lot of people don't ask for referrals, like a lot of salespeople? I'm like, how do you not ask for a referral if you've done a really good job with a customer and you've really helped them and they love you? Why on earth aren't you asking for a referral or even asking, hey, do you know this person? Like, let's say you have somebody that you have always wanted to get in front of. And for whatever reason, you can't. Why not ask one of your other customers? Hey, do you happen to know them? I do better. Yeah, I do better. When when I meet with people, I will. And when I also train my team, I tell them, when you are trying to get in an appointment, you know, as them. Is there anybody else that you'd like to invite your neighbors, your family that, you know, since I'm going to be there, anyways, let's just talk and see, you know, how I can benefit everybody. You can pre almost get your referrals, not even getting them later now. But you're right. People great point. Great point. Yeah. It doesn't take much. Right. I mean, you know, I'm just I'm presenting to one or 10. It's the same thing. Right. So I can I can it's the same pitch and I'll get more engagement. I'll have more fun with them. And that's it. I mean, think about a seminar. Right. Same concept. You just have more people in my room. Same concept here that you can do that. And it's it's a wholesale opportunity. But I think the main problem why people don't ask is the same problem where they don't close, what they don't ask for the close or because they're just, you know, not smart enough to realize that this is not a it's a number game one, number one, and you're not going to win by onesies. You're going to win in wholesale opportunities and you're going to get more of the referrals. People have to like you and they see the value and you have to deliver also. And then then they can they can realize because I guarantee you right now, anyone watching, you don't just tell your friends to go to anyone that you don't like. You're going to tell them, absolutely use my lawyer, use my construction guy. You use my my my attorney, use my I don't know, my CPA, whatever you always give them the ones that, you know, don't use this one because he is bad or she's bad. That's right. We say exactly that. So if we are using that rule, then as salespeople, we also know that that applies to us as humans. We have to apply the same thing. And you got to be perfect at it. And by the way, ask for it. I mean, it's not going to what's the worst that can happen, right? They're going to say, how do you say that? What's the worst that can happen? That's the thing that I always try to train people on, right? What's the worst that can happen? Yes, for the sale. Well, here's the thing. Well, the sale definitely you want, but the sale or anything or even just trying something. Yeah. We start with zero. Then then you're everything else is ahead of zero. So you're good. You know, I mean, remember, this is the part where I think most people in the world struggle talking about struggle is that you have your stuff from a point where there's nothing. Anything else is better than nothing. So so you're you're still ahead of the game the minute you start doing something. Right. Right. Right. I mean, because that's what it is. We start from from not having whatever we are looking for and then we start building to get whatever we want. And so so the problem is, I think when people get somewhere, it's hard to come back to that point of zero. But if you actually determined in your life that no matter what I go point zero, I'm still OK, then you're OK. Nothing's going to faze you and nothing's going to worry you because you always going to be able to restart. And that's the other thing. If you started once, you can start 10 ,000 times later. So and that's the other thing. It makes you better in sales. That's a rule. That's a rule. You know, it's actually you. You brought something up because if you had that mindset that you're talking about, isn't it a lot easier when you get the nose or, you know, because in sales you're going to get nose, whatever. Isn't it a lot easier than if you have that mindset that you were talking about to let it just roll off your shoulders? Because I had somebody that said to me, you know, how do you how do you just change your mindset? Like, I got a bunch of nose today. And how do you how do you snap out of it? And, you know, and it was an interesting question because for me, for the you know, because I've done this for so long, that stuff just rolls off my shoulders. Right. Because I believe in what it is that I'm doing. And it's not for everybody. I've actually been in situations when when we were talking and then I realized this is not for a person. Like, I'm sorry, but this is not for you. I don't think, you know, I thought this may be helping you. But no one more now. This is not for you. And literally, that's how the discussion went. But if you know someone else that you might think this would work, you know, I'll be more happy to talk to them again. So it happens. But but to that person that has that challenge of like, oh, my God, you know, I can't get over like all my objections today and my lack of closing. Well, here's the thing. It's just another day. There will be better days, another day, tomorrow you start fresh. Every day is a new beginning, a new day. You go for the max, you go for the best, you know, the most opportunities. And here's the best way I always presented to my teams is how many people want to help today? That's it. If you go with that again, idea is that I'm going to help people today. Whatever service or product I have. Of course, you have to believe, right? But if you do believe, first of all, if you don't believe in a product, you shouldn't be selling it. You should move to somewhere else. Absolutely. Yes. But if you believe in what you. Right. I mean, because. But sometimes people stay for years with the company and have just kind of like average results, you know, just because they don't. Yeah. A paycheck just because, you know, they don't want to move to somewhere else. And I'm not about average at all. I don't like average. I don't think you do either. Well, you know, it's a joke. We don't we don't settle for 100 percent. It's it's 120 percent and beyond in sales. But in life, too, you know, I think that's the part. Sales is life. I mean, it's just a different week. We almost lock it in in the concept of sales. But we do this every day. I mean, you can't settle for for average or for nothing. I mean, in life. I mean, that's if you do. That's when you don't see results in life and you're like, what's going on? Why my life is not going, you know, in a good direction. I don't see me doing anything. Well, that's because you're settling. I mean, you you have to keep moving. You got to keep doing stuff and just improving your lifestyle slowly. But truly, it doesn't have to be extravagant stuff. I'm talking about just basic stuff. If it fulfills you, that's it. That's that's important. But to your point, if if you're in sales and there's a target, there's stuff, you know, you don't go look beyond the target. So that's the other thing. You know, I tell people forget the numbers. The numbers will come by default if you just do it. It's it's it's against and I'm a game. Right. But so it's a low of average. You got to you need to talk to a lot more people. Right. That's one, two. You need to be not looking like, oh, I'm going to get my one for the day or two for the day. Right. You just want to you want to look at, you know, for a month, whatever your target is, you're going to look at like how many people among a service and help and give them a solution today. And every day I want to serve and help more people. And so if you go with that mindset and you actually have that real attitude about it, people will just love to actually get that service and product from you. And they're going to continue doing that. And you'll see the numbers coming in like from nowhere, like, you know, they'll be like, oh, I just you know, I was told about you from so on and so forth. And then I get another call, get an email, a text. And then you build in business. And imagine if you did this every day and every month you get new referrals. I mean, your numbers are going to multiply. It's going to be exponential growth. Absolutely. Absolutely. And I love how you said that, because I think even just getting up in the morning, OK, who am I going to help today? You know, what am I? You know, instead of going, oh, you know, I have to do all these things. I know. Who am I going to help today? Yeah. Completely changes your attitude first thing in the morning. Right. Because it's not this grocery list of things that you have to do, but you get to do something cool. You get to make a difference in somebody's life. Right. But yeah, I laugh about it because, you know, I always tell people this is not it is not for everyone. Right. But you have to have fun with it. You got to enjoy every moment of it. You know what? I tell my team, you know, we all my teams, you know, over the years, I always say this. We all bullshit every day. I mean, literally, everybody talks, right? I mean, people talk every day. You cannot look at two or three people in anywhere that are quiet unless they're looking on the phone. They're chatting and they're chatting just nonsense sometimes and maybe positive stuff. I don't know whatever they chatted. But the point I tell people is like we use the same skill to help people and help ourselves by helping others. And so that's all there is. So enjoy the moment. Enjoy how it is. Learn your stuff and be good there. Be with the mission to help more. And you're going to find people just really motivated to come to you and refer you to others. And they'll they'll they'll be your best actually promoters. And that's the thing in sales. You want people like, oh, you want to talk to the cat, talk to the cat. And that's how it's going to go. Now, if you're not that at that level, you can evolve to that. But but you have to reconfigure your own approach about it. But you're right. The morning is everything. You wake up in the morning, a new day. I'm going to have the best day today. And every day is your best day. You know, that's it. Yesterday's gone. Now, you might have terrible days every now and then. But I guarantee you, if you did it correctly, you're going to have a lot less terrible days and a lot more positive days and productive days. And just it works. I don't know how it does, because your attitude makes a difference. Your energy makes a difference. If you go into people and you know, and you're just robotic and slow and you're not clear or you're not able to answer the questions that I'm purposely slow in my speech, you know, that's kind of like, you know, the vibe, you know, is I killed the vibe right there. I went from high pitch to low pitch. Right. The same concept in sales. If you're like now there's there's a hesitation. People always say, oh, he's the sales guy. She's a sales guy. And we're not really salespeople. I always refer to ourselves as advisors or consultants. And that's when you actually differentiate. That's it. We're here to we're providing a solution. I don't have to sell you like the piece of the puzzle. We can help them, you know, with that. We yeah, we identify we match, you know, the product to the right, you know, potential prospect for it. That's all service. And that's the thing. You don't have to pay. I mean, sales is a process. It's it's it's an artisan. There's a science behind it. There's methodology and all stuff. That's the technical stuff. But in essence, it is still an exchange of ideas and an exchange of personal feelings and energy. And if I do the right thing with you and I do it correctly, you know, first of all, obviously, you don't want to be pitching the wrong audience because you're going to have a lot of nose. And then that's the other. So talking about your first question about the struggle, if you prospecting in the wrong place and the example of people are just coming to me for the wrong, you know, aspect of things. I'm not going to be your customer. So therefore, you're just wasting time. And then you're going to probably like, I hit 10 ,000 people today and I got none. I did a 10 ,000 people you need to reach out. Oh, you can hit one person. That is correct. And then it's over. Yeah. And if you're spamming, you're going to get a bad name, too, in addition to that. And that's the last thing you want is is to spam someone. Let me ask you this, because I know you are a rule breaker. So what makes you a rule breaker? Have you always been a rule breaker? I bet you have. Oh, I've always been. I've always dressed different, different. I don't do I don't do what others do. I do my I do me. I mean, when I was a kid, you know, so it's a good joke. You know, most of my kids, you know, my, my, my, at least in my my age group in my neighborhood, they played soccer. Right. Football. Right. Well, football in Europe and soccer here. So and so for me, I went to martial arts. So I was different. You know, you know, I did gymnastics, believe it or not, for a year. Most most guys were not gymnastics. I did, you know, at least not in that age group. When breakdance began, you know, became something. I was one of the first breakdancers, you know, and doing my thing there. They used to call me like, you know, breakdance guy, you know. So I've always got something different. I dress differently. I talk differently. I did different things. I do more things than, you know, I should. You know, sometimes I do two, three things at the same time in business. The same thing. If if if literally we look at my industry and most people would not recognize that today, but it is a fact. A lot of the things that are used in the industry, I used them before anybody else did them. I actually started them. And now, unfortunately, we don't copyright these things. We work for companies. You know, you just do them and the companies take them and they become theirs and then other companies copy from them. But a lot of the practices, I actually wrote the book for them, you know, in the 90s, and they were copied. And they're now part of the industry, stuff like that. So I even, you know, use processes that that most of the plants, let's say, in my world. And today they still don't do it. And I'm good example. I'll give you an example. So it's concrete in our business with the Medicare, you know, business. You know, you present to beneficiaries and most of the people we know, telesales is one thing, you know, you record. But but when you do formal sales in person sales, you don't record. I started recording presentations and acknowledgment of of actually signing up and rolling the plan back in 2015.
Episode 59 with Bill Goj on Life as a Dyslexic PhD candidate - burst 3
"So. So it's it's I had to I'm trying to think of how you said simply I kind of and and I and I have the feeling that I don't want to insult anyone because everyone ended up being such amazing help and support to get this. And I think that's that's a support to acknowledge that. But I had to become. I had to teach them about my needs and what I needed to do. And and how I needed to do it, because. Because all they've got is an understanding of what they've experienced and what they're taught and they're not taught enough and they're not really taught about the they're not specialists in dyslexia. It's so what I had to do was a really holistic plan. I basically had to become like a pseudo expert in it. So I've read a whole bunch of research on dyslexia. I've, you know. Broken it down, it became another chapter of my PhD, basically, it became another PhD project. I had to invest literally as much as I would invest in a PhD chapter just so I could explain and make a case that what I needed was absolutely critical. And it wasn't just another, you know, what was kind of described to me, not really put like this. But this is how it felt. Another emotional PhD student was stressing out because the workload is too much. It's all new stuff. It wasn't that because because this we had it. This had facets where where the disability, my and I'm calling it disability because and I hate it, but it just describes it very well. It's because the deficits I've got. Really, the main impact is here, it wasn't it wasn't that I wasn't trying my hardest to be able to do what I was asked to do. It's like I can't without help. So I don't know, getting accommodations. It was it was a battle. I didn't have anyone saying it could be done. I had a lot of people sympathizing, suggesting all sorts of stuff, which was inappropriate to. Just not. Just it just doesn't work or well enough. And it was only the only way I could could get them was to be the teacher and teach them. And and I'm trying not to patronize, but that's literally what I did. I brought in research so that they would believe it. When you when you when you're pitching to and a researcher who doesn't know, understand or believe best pitch it in their language and bring in research peer reviewed. They go in writing and they're suddenly on that headspace. Oh, I can't really argue with these experts unless I read and thoroughly understand it. And then maybe I can add constructive criticism and argue the theory. So so it's one of the best things to do was to do that. And I and I did that. So I put my research hat on. Basically, I became, you know, I in some facets, I became the the coach, the teacher, the I don't know, hopefully mentor, so hopefully the next person they get like me, they and others will be quickly more open minded. I don't know, I'm trying not to be negative about it, but, you know, at the end of the day, it was it was negative and I shouldn't have had to go through anything like not like this. It was horrific. But I did it anyway. And it's just it's just how our culture is at the moment. And does that answer the question? Yeah, no, it does. Yeah. And I think that's some really great tips for our listeners who are either doing a PhD and they're struggling and they're not having the support or for those who really want to do a PhD. But they feel that they can't. I mean, this whole podcast hopefully tells them that they can when we've got the right supports in place. And it's interesting that you had to become the teacher, coach and mentor, because outside of academic life, that's what we have to do constantly in our workplace, in our relationships, in everything we do. At the moment, we're in a culture that just doesn't have that understanding of our disability difficulty, whatever term people would like to identify with. And we're constantly having to do that. And it's exhausting. And I think at a PhD level when we've got was already trying to manage our PhD, our dyslexia, and then we've got to add that additional layer. It can be exhausting, but it is doable. And you've trailblazed now for your university and you've done some amazing work with them around raising that awareness for dyslexics to go through after you. And I think it's great what you've done. At Rethink Dyslexia, we are doing things differently. As a global leader in creating inclusive environments for adults with dyslexia, our commitment is to provide individuals with opportunities to live healthier, happier and more connected lives. Through our range of tailored services, including coaching, learning and development programs, consultancy and training, we're helping dyslexic individuals, businesses and organisations to better understand and support their dyslexic employees. So if you're looking for insights, inspiration and expert advice on dyslexia and how you can provide inclusive practices and environments, then head to RethinkDyslexia .com to find out more or book your free consultation today. The saddest thing, which I also want to point out here, because this is a conversation I've had with others, of course, because I mean, you know me, Shay, now, you know, once I've got it, I'm just like, no, you know, that's it. I don't want anyone to go through it again. And it's just not right. And from what I've learnt and how I understand it, you know, it's if I don't make a bit of noise, then the fact is, you know, in my area, in my sphere, then the fact is it just it's just a novelty and disappears and nobody benefits from it ever again. You know, and that to me is a fear. So so so what I sort of what I've learnt by talking to other people who are in similar positions to mine and there aren't a lot, but there aren't a lot of us trying PhDs, you know, with with at the sort of the levels my dyslexia is
A highlight from Episode 59 with Bill Goj on Life as a Dyslexic PhD candidate
"Hello there, and welcome to the Dear Dyslexic podcast series brought to you by Rethink Dyslexia, the podcast where we're breaking barriers and doing things differently. I'm Shaye Wiesel, your host, and I'm so glad you can join us. I'm a fellow neurodivergent, and I'm coming from the lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation, where I live and work, and I would like to acknowledge and pay my respects to all the tribes across our beautiful country and to all First Nations people listening today. Our podcast was born in 2017 out of a need to give a voice to the stories and perspectives of adults with dyslexia, and our voice has grown stronger year after year. We're now a globally listened to podcast with guests from all around the world. Join us for insightful conversations about living with dyslexia and other neurodivergences across all walks of life. Our special focus is on adult education, employment, social and emotional wellbeing, and entrepreneurship. We're excited to be bringing you this episode and invite you to like and follow us, or even better, why not leave us a review on your favorite podcast platform? So let's get started. Today, I am speaking to Bill, who is a PhD colleague of mine. And when I say colleague, we met through our PhD support group that we run through the foundation. And Bill is a peer, I should say, rather than a colleague. And I'd like to welcome him onto the show today where we'll be talking about everything to do with research and being dyslexic and trying to do a PhD. So welcome to the show, Bill. Thanks. Good to be here. Thanks for asking me. Thanks for coming along, especially because we've just spent the last half an hour chatting instead of doing our podcast. So, yeah, dyslexics get distracted. Yeah, we do very much, which I think is one of the good things about having our PhD group, because we get to talk about trying to do our PhDs, but also all the all the different facets of life that come with studying and being dyslexic. And you are studying a very interesting topic, one that blows my mind, because I can't do numbers at all. So how did you end up doing your PhD? What led you on this crazy journey of academia? Oh, wow. How do you sum it up? For those listening, I'm a mature aged student, but I'm like 50, over 50. In the summer. Yeah, thanks. And so I had I had decades of life in between. And school was horrible. And I have very few good memories of it. So, but I always loved learning. And I felt I was good at it. And I don't know, as I got older, I did little things through TAFE, because I wanted to do human resources. So I did the TAFE Diploma and I started doing the Advanced Diploma. And I topped the year. And this was like, late 20s. So suddenly, I was sort of in a situation where I wanted something, I applied to get into it. And it's all sort of like surprising how I sort of got into it. Because half of me is thinking, yeah, like, I'm gonna be able to do this. But I did. And yeah, I totally topped the year. suddenly And which opened a door that I didn't really believe was there for me in the past. And then I sort of thought, I can do this. And it wasn't until recently, I suppose, in my recent life, that I got into a situation where I could choose what I wanted to do. So in kind of an odd kind of a way, it's like going back in time. And I was fascinated by, I do a PhD in marine biology. So I was fascinated by animals and, you know, the marine life and stuff like that. And suddenly, when I went to university, I was looking at applying, it quickly became a reality that I could almost or pretty well apply for any degree I wanted. you And, know, from someone who like failed, you know, year 12 and dropped out, dropped out because they were failing it and failed grade two and stuff like this and hated school. This was like, one of those epiphanies of, oh my God, I can do my dreamers. So I turned into a kid again and picked marine biology and at every, I didn't really think I could do a PhD in it. I didn't even know what a PhD was, to be honest, even though my dad's a doctor, I didn't know. So as I went through it, I figured, oh my God, I could do this and I'm really good at it. And then I got into the honours and then the dyslexia thing started hitting a bit. And then I wasn't sure that I could do a PhD, but everyone else thought I could. And so I was like, that's good enough for me. Let's give it a go. And here I am. I've got lots of questions to ask you, but going back in time, you said school was horrible for you. So we're of an elk where diagnosis just did not exist. So were you diagnosed as an adult as well when you were doing university? Yeah, so my dad is a retired doctor, psychiatrist. So there's a bit of understanding in terms of neuro differences. And, you know, my mum was just like, my child is smarter than failing grade two, except by grade two. So I forgot the question, Shay. This is me. This is a very dyslexic me thing of like getting totally sidetracked. I'm so sorry. No, now what was the question? I think the question was around diagnosis. Were you diagnosed like I was because we're older and there wasn't such a thing. I don't think I'll just see a diagnosis back on the room. So I'm so random. I was so random. Anyway, so, so, so, yeah, look, so, so there's something wrong with what the school thought I was like because they just thought I was dumb and stupid and lazy and that type of thing. And I what could do, because I could say or tell them all of my parents, all about animals and my mum would be in the car going, oh, what's this plus this? You know, and there'd be big numbers and stuff and none of the adults could do it. And I just pop and go and say it. And they'd be like, this there's a disconnect there. So so my mum sort of could pick this. There's something different about me. So so they got me tested in a time where I know someone could qualify this. But, you know, I reckon half the people as described to me didn't even realise dyslexia existed. And some of the teachers, like half teachers would be like, no, it doesn't. That's rubbish. But she got me assessed then. But I lost that assessment at university. They asked for an assessment and I'm not even sure they would accept assessment from me since I was like late forties at that stage. And the assessment's 12. So I tried uni the first semester because when I did that course in the past, I told you about I never told anyone I was dyslexic. And I tried it, but after the first semester, it became very clear that you could pretty well wipe off maybe 20 to 30 percent of my grades off of every single subject just before I started it because of my disability. And it became obvious in second semester that to give me a chance to actually do well in it, I needed to say, hey, I've got a disability and to get acknowledged, I needed another testing. So I got tested twice and hey, the assessments align very neatly, which is interesting over 30 years later. That is interesting. I've always wondered if I should get reassessed because at the time I was going through my divorce, so I was in really bad state. So I wonder if there'd be any improvements now or and trying to do my PhD. Surely I've improved somewhat with my writing, but it would be interesting to see. And it's interesting that you say 30 years difference that they still pretty much aligned. Yeah, well, that's that's a really interesting point, because they aligned in terms of the the how the different psychologists, one was done by one. The other one was assessed by two. And the two reports align in the sense that they talk about how, you know, the deficits you have and they sort of value it. And those values were basically the same. What was fascinating about it, I found that in these two reports, this is kind of one of those things. And I'm happy to, you know, share them with you, because I think that I just think that's fascinating is is that I read better, you know, and so I had improved, which is a really it was brilliant. And that was just like, you know, that was like that. That was that was amazing. And, you know, you know, and it sticks in. It's one of those things that I think we're talking about before the podcast out of memory and stuff. It sticks in my head that I was told I'm read like a 15 year old. And I was just like, that is better than I'd ever been assessed or, you know, thought I was ever doesn't mean I comprehend the same way. I can read as fast as 15 year old. I won't recall most of what I read if I read that fast, though, to be to be blunt. But I still when you test that basic thing and time it, I can still regurgitate the words without sort of really soaking it in when I'm reading. And this is complicated. I don't get it myself. But but yeah, so that was interesting is is the progression you make in that and things that they pointed out when I was young, which which I think is is frustrating. And the problem with testing people so young is that they pointed out that they couldn't really tell if I was trying or if I wasn't trying when I was reading. You know, I mean, because by 12, I suppose I had a lot of hang ups, you know, bullying and harassment, reading out loud stuff like this. So they put that we're not sure whether this is a true assessment of certain certain things. And so it's great having that one later, which basically said, no, no, these are these are exactly the same. And they hadn't read my old report because I couldn't find it. So it's interesting to see an independent assessment over 30 years later, just saying, yep, you are this, this, this, this, this. These are your deficits and going, wow. You know, that's they are there's no denying it. It's interesting. There's two two points, hopefully, that don't drop out of my head. As I'm saying, it's starting to drop out of my head is, you know, we can improve, even though we our brains are predisposed to difficulties in reading, that we can improve and the importance of early assessments and interventions so that children have the best opportunity they can to manage their disability and to build skills around it. But also and we're getting way off topic. Sorry. No, no, don't apologize, because it's important. And it's the conversation around assessments, particularly when you go into higher ed and you have to have that assessment. But the like how they couldn't decide whether it really was your dyslexia that was impacting you or whether part of it was this is in my terms of baggage that you brought, because by the time you were 12, you'd gone through all those difficulties. And that's why I had. Yeah. And for me, it was such anxiety to think I was being diagnosed at 27 with this disability and how was my life going to change it? I'd taken all this back. I knew I had all this baggage in. And every time I did the testing, because it was over a few weeks, I'd go and sit in the car and I cry before I went home. Because it's like, oh, my God, there's something wrong with me. And so it's interesting. I wonder, you know, again, the importance of having an assessment when we're younger, like even before we hit preteens, because we're not carrying so much baggage and maybe it is a true reflection or maybe it doesn't matter, because like yours demonstrated, regardless of the age difference, you still those primary challenges were still there. Yeah, yeah. Look, it's I mean, I found a lot of benefit from doing it. I but you know, obviously it's a novel thing. I mean, you can't go back in time. But I mean, now now I think I mean, you'd be better positioned, of course, to tell me me actually what they're doing. But, you know, they're assessing kids a bit better now. And it isn't a part of the part of what happens in school in grade one or two or something that they are they are assessed for reading and writing skills, you know, potentially which would show up us. But it's not a formal assessment. So it's not something you can compare it to. Some some states, I think, are bringing in phonics checking in grade one. Yeah. Which starts to give an early indication that children might be starting to struggle. But I mean, normally dyslexia typically shows up in grade two onwards when we're starting to put sentences together and to read whole words and bigger words. Yeah. So whether grade one, I'm not I mean, yeah, I know that some states are looking at bringing in or they already are. Whether it's too early, I'm not sure. I wouldn't want to comment on phonics. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Look, look, you explain things so much better than regarding this. Oh, well, it's it's an area I don't like to step into very often. But you got I don't want to sidetrack the conversation because it is around how we get into doing our PhDs. But the assessment process is really important. And you had to demonstrate by the time you got into higher ed that you did have dyslexia and disability. And so there's two I guess there's two questions. One is around how do you self advocate once you get through to a PhD level? Because what I've found is that supervisors, there's an there's a misconception that if you're dyslexic, you're never going to get to that level. And I don't know that from that I hated my speech degree and wasn't until I did my masters that I actually started to really love learning and see I could learn. And I just had in my head, I just had to do a PhD. And I don't know whether it was because I wanted to prove to people that I wasn't dumb and that I was succeeding in academia because I'd struggled in my life. It was just in my head I had to do it. I didn't know what I was going to do it in. Originally, it was going to be on Aboriginal communities and that space I love working in. And then finally, it ended up being in dyslexia. But how do you like everyone told you you could do it? So you said I was going to do it. Is that what drove you? Is it to see what's behind the desire to do your PhD, I guess? It's a long window. Yeah, look, look, it's really holistic. And I mean that in, you know, holistic and holistic, you know, both. There's there are a whole lot of things here. I mean, I, I love learning about this stuff. It's like an addiction. it's, It's, it's, it's something which I mean, even without doing study, I'm still, I still do it anyway. You know, I'll still sit there for hours and watch a bug climb up a tree and see how it does and why it does. And, you know, I can't get those out of my head. So, so to me, it was a really natural progression in that sense. The barrier was always dyslexia. I see it as, or dyslexia or something which, which indirectly came from the dyslexia. You know, so having everyone say, so me really wanting to do it because it was just, it's just a continuation of what I do. So it's like, it's like getting the opportunity for someone to pay you to do what you just love doing anyway, even though they make you do certain things like write a lot that you hate. You know, they also make you read like all this research on it, which you love, you know, it's just like you, you, you imagine it and you see what they're doing in your head. Like, yeah, you can really, you can see it and feel it. And you relate it to all those experiences you've had. And it's just, it's just a really, it was just a really sort of like joyful thing for my brain to do in that sense. And it makes the struggle of reading worthwhile. So before I was getting a whole lot of, you know, you know, assistance and, you know, before I was really tapping into the text to speech programs like that, the pain was so worth the benefits. And that's just because it's like an addiction. And that's probably a good way to describe it, because, you know, you know, addiction might not just be the chemicals, it can be the process, the your environment and the whole of other things. And to me, it's just me. And this is the cool thing about sort of like the way I see it as I became a kid again, because these were, this was my escape. One of the escapes I did from the torture of school. It was, you know, and home. And it was, it was, it was really, it was, I only have good, strong, good and wonderful memories from learning about bugs and animals and fish and stuff like that. And and so the PhD basically was somebody just said, hey, look, you know what you you want to do as a dream? You know, you can do that. Here you go. And then which made it when it felt like it was getting taken away from me at some stage because the supports really aren't there at PhD. It made me fight to the death, you know, and I hate using that word. That was really how strongly I felt about it. I wasn't going to give up once, once somebody gave me that carrot. It's that's my carrot, you know, this bunny is angry. And I would like, I want to come back to self -advocacy. But it's interesting you say it's like an addiction, because originally when I wanted to do a PhD, I was like, yeah, that's just something in my head I have to do. But I completely resonate with you when you're it's like you're in your flow and your purpose, like for me. And like even when my mum was dying, I was still writing my papers, still doing my thesis and people say to me, why are you doing it? And you kept saying, take a break. And I said, but that for me, that is where I find my purpose and my passion. And I know the work I'm doing is is going to make change for people. And 100 percent. And I really resonate with that addiction word, because it does feel like it, because you're constant. Like, I just love it. And I keep saying to people, I'm going to do go on and do my prof doc or do another PhD and everyone, because I don't get paid like you. It's all voluntary, six years of voluntary PhD. That's dedication. And but I just love it. And I can't explain it because it's so hard. Writing is so hard. I'm terrible at it. But the concepts and being able to go out and talk to people about what I'm finding in Australian first research, that's the stuff that just drives me to keep going. Yeah. Oh, look, a quick example. We'll get back on track. But this when I was doing what was it? It was it was my undergrad and I was falling behind in stuff. It was my third year, I think I was falling behind and stuff. And I just asked for an extension for my now supervisor. I think it was undergrad or it was undergrad, whether it was honours or not, I'm not sure. Anyway, so my supervisor, my to be supervisor and she said and I was I was volunteering for another scientist. I'm doing all this work, all this work. And she came and goes, What are you doing here? You've asked for an extension, you know, for this work, because you don't have enough time to do it. And here I come in and you're doing volunteering work for somebody else on some other non -related project. Bloody bloody bloody blah. And my response to her was, this is how I relax. Don't take this from me. Don't take this away from me. And and I was so like scared of it being taken from me that she felt it like she's amazing. My supervisor is amazing that she was like, OK, and left me to it. And that's that's it is it's it's it was my she was taking my hobby, you know, and I needed that. I need that to distress. And I needed that to to get my head back in track and to try and so I could get back on the horse and punch it again and sit there for hours trying to write this thing and doing my head in and reading, blah, blah, blah, blah. Anyway, it's funny that our self -care is doing something that is so hard for us. I know, I know. But isn't it great? I mean, haven't we just picked the best careers ever? You know, you know what I mean? It's it's it's a funny life just moves you in funny ways. Well, because I've been meaning to do do a Facebook live in our Facebook group, the other one and our community. And it's about my husband says that I've got an addiction of buying books. And I do every time I go to the post office like, what are you going to the post office for? It's another book, but I really do need it. So chapters out of different things.
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"With Bloomberg, you get the story behind the story, the story behind the global birth rate, behind your EV battery's environmental impact, behind sand, yeah, sand, you get context. And context changes everything. Go to Bloomberg .com to get context. He's on the table when it comes to potentially selling assets. How do those asset sales affect the content available in the streaming push that he's doing? All right, hold that thought here for one second, Tim. We just want to get you the closing bell numbers here in New York. That's what has been a very positive day here. Maybe that's partly because of the economic data. Maybe that's partly because of the latest IPO to come, the market arm having a big day up more than 20%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average going to finish the day higher as well, up by about 1%. The S &P 500 closing above that 4 ,500 level, up about eight tenths of a percent. Similar move on a percentage basis for the NASDAQ composite. And the outperformer on the day, believe it or not, the Russell 2000, higher by about 26 points or 1 .4%. I feel bad for Simone on days like this where she has to find decliners. In the S &P 500, 433 stocks in the green today moving higher. Only 68 of those stocks in the S &P 500 scarlet in the red. Yeah, more than five stocks higher for everyone that is lower on the New York Stock Exchange. So when you look at the sector groups in the S &P 500, no surprise, everything is green. Banks, real estate investment trusts and auto companies are leading the advances. They're each up by at least one and a half percent. The laggards here are health care equipment companies. They're barely positive. Diversified financials, interestingly, given that banks are higher as a group. Diversified financials gaining about two tenths of 1 % and pharma companies just barely eking out of gain as well. Well, let's take a look at some of the gainers on the day today. Shares of ARM really popping toward the end of the day today. We're talking about them hovering around $58 a share. Look at that, closing up more than 24 % to $63 .59 on their first day of trading. The company raising $4 .87 billion in the years.
A highlight from Bitcoin Crashing LIVE! (Vitalik Hacked)
"Welcome to Discover Crypto, everybody. Today is September 11th. Yes, September 11th. It is 11 .34am. You may notice a new change. A little different colors over here. Maybe a little bit of a different logo right there. But we still have the same squad. We still have the same people. We still got AJ. We still got Drew on the ones and twos in the corner. Me and Drew are one step closer to eating MREs. It's going to be fantastic. Guys, we're going to talk about SEC. We're going to talk about XRP. We got an ETH hack. Vitalik got hacked. Did ETH get hacked? Is all your ETH gone? So we're going to talk about the Vitalik hack. Also, FTX. What do they hold, everybody? But guys, we're going to have another video coming out pretty soon. Probably what? After the live stream. Do we know when that's going out, Drew? I'll have to check. We'll have to check. We'll have an answer by the end of the show. We have a video explaining a lot of things, explaining everything. We just hope that you watch it. We'll share it. When as soon as I get the tweet, I'll share it to everybody. But let's just get right into the show. Does that sound good to you, AJ? That sounds great to me. AJ, you look fresh today. You got the gel. You got the cool shoes on. You look tan. You look glowing. How was your weekend? I went to the first round of SMX in Charlotte, North Carolina, working for my weekend job, which is for Racer X Magazine. It's a very well -known motocross industry kind of thing. And I had an absolute blast. Caught up with a bunch of my friends. Spent way too much time in the sun, but hey, probably needed it. And the race was great. I'm excited. I might be going to the last round in two weeks in LA. Oh, did you see Johnny Crypto out there? Nope. He's the other motocross. Guys, we see Bitcoin is dumping. Okay, we're going to look at the charts pretty quickly. We might even bump it up a little bit just to get into it. Let's just pull it up. Let's just get right into the show, everybody. Yeah, you can see a fresh little dump. Let me hit refresh because, guys, it is not looking great on the short term. And even when you zoom out, you're going to see that we kind of broke some key levels. This is the 24 -hour chart for Bitcoin. Currently, we're coming in at $25 ,118. But if you look at the 7 -day, you'll see exactly what I'm talking about. We've been trading in this range. We spiked above it, but you just see that flat, flat range. And we go to the 14 -day. In the 30 -day, it looks even more sharp. Just hanging out, hanging out flat, and then we drop below. Let's go to the 30 -day. You see, we haven't fallen below this level in a while. And if we keep going, you'll see even more of the same. Back about around 3 months ago, we dipped down into the $24K level. So as long as we stay above this area, I'm not going to feel super, super scared. Now, you see the dump, AJ. Are you feeling a little worried, a little fear here? Well, I know Kelly is doing TA, but Drew, if you go to my chart really fast, one thing I just want to point out is that this line right here, this yellow line, what I talked about last week, the $25 ,300 area, that is a super important support resistance line from way back here, right? And if we lose this line, I am pretty worried moving forward. Very, very worried moving forward. I'm probably looking to fall to $23 ,000s, maybe worse. But I've been saying it for a while that this line is my make or break right now. So let's hope for the best. And that's Marcus. Wait a minute. What do you got going? Is that trading view or a puddle filled with oil? I didn't clean it up, but this is Lux Algo. With Market Cipher, I run a lot of stuff. It looks like craziness to you guys, but it makes sense to me, but I'll clean it up for next time. It looks like the console from a 1980s sci -fi movie where they showed NASA desk. That's what it looks like. Let's look at the rest of the market here. We have Ethereum down as well. If we pull up this level, you can see we're now at $15 .59, dropping down everybody. We do the same thing we do with Bitcoin. You see we're hitting some levels we haven't seen in a while. And if you go down, we're actually lower than we were three months ago. Bitcoin fell below where we were three months ago. Ethereum is, I mean, held above. Ethereum is falling below, so losing some key areas right there. The 180 day doesn't look better. But when you go to the one year, it doesn't look quite as bad. And it does the same thing for Bitcoin. You click on the one year, it feels bearish. We've been trading sideways. Everything just feels bad. But you click on that one year, kind of puts things in perspective like, okay, maybe it's not all over. Maybe we are on an uptrend on the long term here. All right, let's look at some more coins here. We have BNB down 3%, XRP down 5 whopping percent, everybody. It is down basically the whole week here, down 6 .2%. Keeps growing by. We see Cardano finally broke out of that 25 cent range, been stuck at 25 cents. Now it is below. Am I going to look to buy some cheap Cardano? Maybe not. I might hold off and look for some different alts there. We have Solana down 2 .3 and then TonCoin down 5%. We're going to go to the top losers and have an idea. This is not going to look great. The top gainers, probably going to be stable coins. I don't know. I haven't clicked it myself. Let's see what we got. We have one coin. No, wait, whoa, gold. Gold is up and optimism is up. I don't even know if we should count PAX Gold. So we have one crypto essentially that is up. That is optimism. And then we have a couple gold pegged stable coins that are down. If we go to the top losers, we have RollBit down in the double digits, everybody. I hope you pulled some profits because we are down 27 % on the week. Arbitrum down 14 % on the week and Apecoin down almost 14 % of the week. Apecoin down almost 7%, Arbitrum down almost 10%. Huobi down as well. Radix. Radix always has to get in that top five of gainers or losers. And you can see you kind of hit the mark there. All right, anything standing out to you in the markets? Are you looking to buy some or are you looking to maybe see if we go down lower? I'm waiting to see what's going to happen, especially with the support resistance line on Bitcoin. I'm being patient right now. I'm being patient. I'm sitting out. Yep. All right. Well, some people weren't patient and they saw Vitalik tweet out a link. And they impatiently just snapped in, hit that button, they signed in and they connected their wallet. And next thing you know, they got drained from this Vitalik hack, everybody. But it wasn't his wallet that got hacked. It wasn't his bank account that got hacked. But his ex -account did get hacked, everybody. Ethereum co -creator Vitalik Buterin's ex -account reportedly breached. Hacker makes away with $690K. Did they stop there on purpose? Almost $700K, folks. You can see he was leading to a left of $690K. As per Decrypt, the breach happened on Saturday. A post surfaced on his feed promoting NFTs from a software provider, ConsenSys, which turned out to be a scam link displayed to his almost 5 million followers and asked victims to connect their wallets to mint the NFT. Instead, the hacker gained access to the funds. I believe a couple punks got stolen. So most of what got stolen was NFTs, folks. So just say you got to be careful out there. Maybe people don't have a whole bunch of ETH on the wallet, but they have some NFTs. And so they're out there, they're just clicking things, they're linking things, and it didn't end up going well for those people. So you got to be careful clicking links out there, folks. I think it was a little bit of a FOMO. If I'm guessing what, if you see an hour -long post or, you know, and maybe, but when you see it's, you know, you refresh by following and it's a 14 -second link, you might go ahead and click that because, oh, you know, only 5 ,000. Maybe they go get claimed, you go on Etherscan, you see 17 people did it in the last two seconds. You're just going to FOMO in. You got to be careful out there. It happened. It does happen. It happens. Don't think that includes the values of the stolen punks. I thought it did. I'm not sure. We'll look more into that as this story has time to digest, everybody. Just here to talk about, okay, Tim. Tim and the investing bros are out there 9 to 10 a .m. Everybody, you can check that out. All right.
A highlight from Ep. 116 - Talking About The Music Of 1977
"Well, here we are. Episode 116. On the march to 200 and beyond. And on this episode, I have the Wrecking Two with me, Mark Smith and Luke Colicchio from the Music Relish Show. And we're going to be talking about the year 1977, and music, and some movies, some news flashbacks maybe. Interesting, yeah. I say it was the beginning of the end of the 70s. Yeah. So sit back, relax, get yourself some Acapulco Gold or some Panama Red, break open a bottle of Rianini Limbrusco, sit back, relax, and enjoy 1977 all over again. The KLFB Studio presents Milk Crate and Turntables, a music discussion podcast hosted by Scott McLean. Now, let's talk music. Enjoy the show. Thank you, Amanda, for that wonderful introduction, as usual. I got a little FaceTime from young Amanda this afternoon. So I'm sitting there just kind of chilling. Oh, my little girl's calling me. She calls me. And hi. I'm like, what's up, little girl? She just kind of looks and says, can I see the cats? Oh, yeah, that's my life. She don't miss me. Misses the cats. Anyway, welcome back, my friends, to the show that never ends. And welcome to the podcast. Do you know the name of it? So I'm not going to say it. We're streaming live right now over YouTube, Twitch, Twitter. It's Twitter, formerly known as Twitter X, whatever, a lot of them all over the place. It's going to be a good show tonight. It's going to be a good show. In the intro, I mentioned Acapulco Gold. And speaking of Acapulco Gold, it's Luke Aleccio from the Music Relish show. No stems, no seeds that you don't need. Acapulco Gold is... There you go, buddy. That's a blast. That's sweet. Let me give you some of that, buddy. Thank you. Yeah. A little teaching charm for you. Enough of that. And speaking of Panama Red, it's Mark Smith from the Music Relish. Chardonnay Gold. Instead of Acapulco Gold, he's got the Chardonnay Gold. Yeah. As usual. What's up, gentlemen? How you doing, gentlemen? Good. How are you? Doing all right. Doing all right. Yeah. Hey, you know who I don't miss? Who? I really don't miss Jimmy Buffett. Let's start off the show on a... He's a cynic. I don't miss him. I don't miss him. I'm not going to miss Jimmy Buffett. I really jumped on that bandwagon. Never really got it. Me neither. To me, it's not a bandwagon thing. It's something where I knew there's two or three songs and more steel drums, really more steel drums. But things I've heard, you know, scanning through Margaritaville radio, there was some pretty good stuff. You know, like nothing going to change your world, but you know... It's not my type of music. No, I'm not a parrothead. And I think his concerts were his big, like the Grateful Dead, you know? The concert is what it is. The experience. Yeah. Right? The Jimmy Buffett experience. I guess so. Yeah. It was his motif, you know, escapism kind of, you know. But he did spawn that horrible genre of golf and western music. Yeah. Yeah. I'd rather sit in the parking lot with a cooler of beers and a hibachi and listen to the pretenders. Yeah. Did Jimmy ever tour with the dead? Is there really a fuck up with the dead? That would have been a huge crowd, though. Boy, that's the mellowest concert ever. Dead parrotheads. Dead parrotheads. I think he's more of that mellow west coast. I think I could see him touring with the Eagles or James Taylor, I think, more now. He's some Key West buddy. Don't put him on the left coast. No, no, no. He's a Key West man. He was his own entity. Actually, he moved from the Key West. He didn't live there for a long time. Right. But his studio was there. His studio was right next to his bar, right like connected to his studio. Yeah. So that's where he would go. I remember when I worked U .S. Customs behind the scenes at Miami International, he had his own private jet. It would come up from, I guess, the Keys, but he didn't travel in just anything. It would be like, because if you have your own jet, you have a parking spot. You would have a bus. You would have a bus, like a tour bus would take him from Key West. It is from Miami. It's about a two hour drive. So you're going to do it in luxury, but everything's good with you guys. Hot. Yeah. Too damn hot up here in New York. It's hot as Bono's whatever was balls in the back of my neck. Yeah. Yeah. I don't like this. I want winter. Did Lou freeze up? Oh, no. There we go again. The pressure's on me. I got to be Lou. You've got to be Lou. Let me get this brain. I've got to be Lou. I've got to be Lou. Then there he goes. He's off the screen. Ten minutes. Let's set the timer. Set the timer. Will he break ten minutes? Will he come back on under ten minutes? Let's see. I'm starting it. See? I got the timer going there. All right. All right. Well, we're talking about 1977. I was old, but eight years old. So, I was, let me see, probably 12 going on 13, I think, right? I'm 59 now, so you're what, 56? 53. 53? Yeah. And you were eight? Yeah. I was born in 1969. So, eight, nine, 10, 11, 12. Yeah. That was right. 13. Well, 12, 13. Yeah. Yeah. I think I was beginning. I was a freshman. I was a freshman. Although, where I grew up, the freshman didn't go to the high school. That was only 10, 11, and 12. Ninth grade was at its own building. Oh. Isn't that interesting? Yeah. Yeah. But, yeah, 1977, interesting year. Yeah. A lot happened. Yeah. As I said in the intro, I think 1977 was the beginning of the end of the 70s. Yeah. Things were really starting to change. I think disco still had a little bit of a hold, but I think that was the tail end of disco, and it was the beginning of punk, and so there was a transition. That's where, I think, right there is where it started. So, let's get right into 77, as I usually do. I'm starting to like this little format. Yeah. Year by year. And it makes a long podcast, but hey, listen, we're in it for the ride with whoever's listening. We're in it for the ride. January 1st, 1977, The Clash headlined the opening night of London's only punk rock club. You know the name of that club? No. The Roxy. Another Roxy. Yeah. Wow. Yeah. So, let's start right off with stories. So, I get off the plane at Clark Air Force Base in the Philippines. So, 10 years later, right? 10 years later, 87, I get off the plane. My buddy's there, meets me. It lands right on the base. They called it the freedom bird because the turnaround flight was taking people home, right? I get, you know, they bring me back to temporary quarters. I get changed. My buddy's like, let's go. And we go off base. And it is absolutely insane. Like, you can't even imagine the sounds and sights and the energy. And yeah, I can always say, like, if you saw Deer Hunter when Robert De Niro goes back to Saigon, you know, and it's like just that motor, little motorcycles driving by and it's a dirt road. The main street is a dirt road. And this was your first time in the Philippines? In the Philippines. Yeah. It's stationed there. And my buddy says to me, he says, all right, listen, when you go into these bars, you got to act like you've done it before. Oh, come on. I grew up in Boston. I run the streets. I was in the subways. Of course I can. I walk in the first bar I walk into, The Roxy. It's called The Roxy, right? And I just, first thing you see is a bar, a U -shaped bar, right? Big U -shaped bar. The music is just cranking. I think it was like Motley Crue or something just cranking. And right in the middle of that, running right down the center of that Horseshoe bar was a stage and there had to be 15 girls up there just dancing. Like go -go girls type thing. Uh -huh. In bikinis. I was like, what the fuck? Oh, shit. And then I order a beer and the bartender is this Filipino girl. She looks, she says, first thing she says to me, you cherry boy. Cherry boy. Meaning I'm new. And I said, I looked at my buddy. I said, how does she know? He says, it's in your eyes. You're just staring around. They see it in your eyes. Yeah. They know that look. And the rest, as they say, is history.
A highlight from Whats My Line?
"There are people in this country who work hard every day, not for fame or fortune do they strive, but the fruits of their labor are worth more than their pay. Portions of the following program may contain pre -recorded material. You are listening to the best of the Dennis Prager Show. Hello my friends, it's Labor Day and I'm laboring. Dennis Prager here my and tradition on Labor Day is to ask you about your labor, your work, what do you do for a living, and I have been just fascinated by your ways of making a living. We don't realize, none of us realize, because we all live in a small world. It's impossible not to. You know X number of people, you have X number of relatives, and that's pretty much it. Now we don't live in a small world intellectually or philosophically and the like, but we do in so it comes as a fascinating surprise and it's quintessentially American the ways in which Americans make a buck. So what I do on Labor Day is I invite you to call in and tell me what you do and it could be absolutely prosaic. It doesn't mean you drill for oil in Tunisia. It doesn't have to be exotic. If you are in a profession or a line of work which many others are in, that's fine. First of all, I love to talk to people, which I would think would be a fairly common characteristic among talk show hosts, but it isn't. It isn't, interestingly. Off the air, a lot of these guys are quite introverted and are not people -people. It's not an attack at all, just a personality. But I am a people -person. I'm a people -person. And I love to talk to people. I talk to people, as you know, I've told you, in elevators, anywhere. And so I love to ask people about their work. 1 -8 Prager 776, which translates digitally into... Translates digitally into... This is the official one on LesWatt? Yes. Oh, really? He prefers... My prefers producer this to... Oh, I see. Well, they're both good. I don't know if I have a preference. Isn't there even a third? There are several. There are several. No, no, no. I understand that. I understand, but there's no reason not to use them. So dear Francesca Morris, who has volunteered her time to work on this Labor Day along with the Induplicable McConnell, Sean whose name is spelled... That was composed by yours truly, incidentally. There are areas where I just don't like to boast, but that is one I am really proud of. That is the only piece of music I have ever composed. I didn't orchestrate it, I didn't sing it, but I composed it. So what do you do for a living? It's Labor Day, and it's an appropriate question to ask, and I have a lot of fun. So do you. Are you listening? And it is, among other things you will see, an ode to America. Because unless crushed, the spirit of people, and this would be true anywhere. It's a values issue. It's not a DNA issue. There's no American DNA. And so unless crushed, which is what happens in the vast majority of the countries of the world, people just will do whatever they do. All right, so let's begin with Ambler, Pennsylvania, and Hugh. Hello, Hugh. Dennis Prager. Welcome on Labor Day. Hello, Dennis. Happy Labor Day to you, and I'm very thrilled that I'm number one on the list today. Thank you. Well, that is something. That is something. But I was just going to... I work in a grocery store, okay? A supermarket, if you will. I work for Whole Foods Markets, and I work in the store in North Wales, Pennsylvania. Right. I'll say hello when I'm in Philly. Oh, very good. I know you come here often. Yep. And I'm a baker. I work as a baker there. I go in early in the morning. What time? I usually get there around 4 30 a .m. Go on and wait. So Whole Foods, which I've been to many times, but I didn't realize... So the bakery bakes what? Well, we do actual scratch baking in the bakery. We take items. We don't just open boxes and bake the stuff. It's made from scratch. And what's the stuff you bake? Breads? Well, we do breads, but mostly we do cakes and pastries and what you would find in a neighborhood retail bakery. I thought... Maybe I have it confused with another store chain, but doesn't Whole Foods tend... Exactly. See, that's it. Yes. But the nice thing about me, I'm a fourth generation baker. Wow. Okay. I'm 59 years old, so I've been doing this since I was 10 years old with my father. And what the nice thing is about working with Whole Foods is the ingredients I get to work with. Like, we use only real butter. We don't use any of the artificial short means or anything. It's all real... Let alone God forbid margarine. They got God forbid margarine. I got two, two, two. So that's one of the nice things about it. But I know like little retail bakeries, they can't afford to use ingredients like that. But at Whole Foods, we can and we still do. And that's why people say, well... All right. Now it's my turn to ask you some questions. First, about the hours. So if you report to Whole Foods at 4 .30, what time do you get up? Oh, I get up around 3 a .m. And what time is your work day over? I usually work till about 1 o 'clock in the afternoon. Okay. All right. So hold on. Wait. So you come home and you take a nap? Take a little nap. I usually... When I'm napping, I have you on the radio by being... You know, that's very sweet. So either I help you nap or I don't help you nap. No, but I get to listen to you every day because I usually leave like around 1 o 'clock. That's nice. really No, no, it is really nice. So what time do you go to sleep? Well, I try to get to bed by at least 9. It doesn't always work that way. Right. Especially with the Republican convention, I was really struggling. Right. And I thought, why don't we get the big speeches like at 10 .30 at night on the East Coast? I was like amazed by that. Well, they have to do that. Both parties have to do that. So let me ask you this. Are you married? Yes, I'm married. I have two children. So I assume your wife doesn't go to bed at 9? No, she doesn't. So this is just the way it's worked out? It's always worked out that way. It's very good. Like in other words, when she comes to bed, she's very quiet. She doesn't come in there and wake me up or anything. But we do have our struggles with that. Yeah, look, everybody has struggled with something, but you're employed. Yes, I am employed now. And on the love meter, loving what you do, 1 to 10 hate, 1 just love 10. What is it? Oh, well, I'm working for Whole Foods. I'm an 8. It's a really good company. That's really not. What is your most proud production? The most proud thing that I make? Yes. I tell you what, I really enjoy the pound cake and the angel food cake that we make.
Monitor Show 00:00 09-03-2023 00:00
"Investment Advisors. Switch to interactive brokers for lowest cost global trading and turnkey custody solutions. No ticket charges and no conflicts of your interests at ibkr .com slash ria. Project manager Paris Wald is my producer. Justin Milner is my audio engineer. Sean Russo is my head of research. I'm Barry Ritoltz. You've been listening to Masters in Business on Bloomberg Radio. Broadcasting 24 hours a day at Bloomberg dot com and the Bloomberg Business Act. This is Bloomberg Radio. President Biden is vowing that Florida will get the federal help it needs to recover from Hurricane Adalia. Speaking in the hard hit community of Live Oak, Biden reassured Floridians today that FEMA is in it for the long haul. Biden was accompanied by the first lady and FEMA administrator Deanne Criswell and spoke after surveying damage from the category three storm by helicopter. Biden did not meet with Governor Ron DeSantis before wrapping up his visit. A new poll shows former President Trump holds a huge lead over his GOP rivals. Julie Ryan has more. The National Wall Street Journal survey finds 59 percent of Republican voters say they would support Trump while Ron DeSantis is way behind with just 14 percent. Trump dominates the field despite four indictments and skipping the GOP debate. The same poll shows Trump and President Biden tied at 46 percent in a head to head matchup, excluding other possible candidates. I'm Julie Ryan. Jimmy Buffett, the singer songwriter best known for his iconic hit Margaritaville, is being remembered. He shared some thoughts on what made his music so special during a 2018 interview on The Today Show.
Monitor Show 19:00 09-02-2023 19:00
"Monday I'll get that back. Follow all of the Bloomberg family of podcasts on Twitter at podcast. I would be remiss if I did not thank the crack team that helps with these conversations together each week. Ateeka Valbron is my project manager. Paris Wald is my producer. Justin Milner is my audio engineer. Sean Russo is my head of research. I'm Barry Ritholtz. You've been listening to Masters in Business on Bloomberg Radio. Broadcasting 24 hours a day at Bloomberg .com and the Bloomberg Business Act. This is Bloomberg Radio. President Biden surveyed Hurricane Adelia's damage in Florida with a Republican state leader today, but not the one that most people were expecting. Senator Rick Scott, who is with me today, I want to thank him for his cooperation, his help, and he shares the view I do about FEMA. They're doing an incredible job. The president spoke at a news conference in Live Oak about 60 miles inland from where the storm made landfall on Wednesday. Biden downplayed Governor Ron DeSantis' absence and instead thanked the governor for working with FEMA and helping the president plan today's visit where it would cause the least disruption. A new poll shows former President Trump holds a huge lead over his GOP rivals. Julie Ryan has more. The National Wall Street Journal survey finds 59 % of Republican voters say they would support Trump while Ron DeSantis is way behind with just 14%. Trump dominates the field despite four indictments and skipping the GOP debate. The same poll shows Trump and President Biden tied at 46 % in a head -to -head matchup, excluding other possible candidates. I'm Julie Ryan. Jimmy Buffett fans are mourning the death of the legendary musician, the singer -songwriter best known for his iconic hit, Margaritaville, shared some thoughts on what made his music so special.
Monitor Show 14:00 09-02-2023 14:00
"Every parent wants to witness the many firsts in their child's life. First steps, first word, first haircut. But what about their first bite of beef? Complete with nutrients like iron, zinc, choline, B vitamins and protein, it's vital for strengthening little minds and little bodies. Making that first bite of beef a moment for everyone to savor. Together, we bring more. Beef. It's what's for dinner. Funded by beef farmers and ranchers. President Biden is in Florida to survey hurricane damage, but he apparently won't be joined by Governor Ron DeSantis. Biden told reporters he doesn't plan to meet with DeSantis because he won't be there. Biden had said he would meet with DeSantis on the trip, but a spokesman for the governor said no such meeting was planned. During today's visit, the president will tour areas hit by Hurricane Idalia and deliver remarks in Live Oak, Florida. Former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson has died. A statement from the Richardson Center for Global Engagement said Richardson died in his sleep Friday night at his home in Chatham, Massachusetts on Cape Cod. Richardson was 75. A new poll shows former President Trump holds a huge lead over his GOP rivals. The National Wall Street Journal survey finds 59 % of Republican voters say they would support Trump while Ron DeSantis is way behind with just 14%. Trump dominates the field despite four indictments and skipping the GOP debate. The same poll shows Trump and President Biden tied at 46 % in a head -to -head matchup. For the third time, a judge has rejected an attempt to stop Washington state's assault weapons ban until there's a trial. In the case of Guardian Arms v.
Monitor Show 07:00 09-01-2023 07:00
"59 on Wall Street stay with us Bloomberg surveillance with Tom Kean Jonathan Farrow and Lisa Bromwich starts right now Broadcasting 24 hours a day at Bloomberg .com and the Bloomberg Business Act. This is Bloomberg radio If you look at the economic data, I mean it just keeps coming in showing a tight labor market We keep getting these numbers drawing spending in essence We're seeing the economy is genuinely slowing some but it's not falling off the cliff I think the equity market is focused on earnings We are in sort of a lull waiting for the labor market to catch cold so that we can actually yes Stop this acceleration in wages at the end of the day The question going forward is can the consumer continue to live beyond means this is Bloomberg surveillance with Tom Kean Jonathan Farrow and Lisa Abramowitz a Good morning Everyone Jonathan Farrow Lisa Ramos and Tom Kean Jobs Day Farrow off Bramo off Catherine Greif old in she'll be doing the real yield at some point here Recorded after the jobs report you'll look for that through the weekend as well and out of jobs a great set of guests We'll get to that in a moment here What we've got is an equity celebration and continues the bears in retreat in August features up 15 Dow futures up 119 the VIX a bull market 13 .47 we don't have the banner, but as I mentioned yesterday coming off the lows the VIX from 31 Flip the numbers down to a 13 Handle that shows a shock that we've seen here Katie Greif felt.
A highlight from Cedric the Entertainer - Flipping Boxcars: A Novel
"The It's Always the Right Time deal. Hey, wanna go to Mickey D's for lunch? Ooh, let's go now. But it's not lunchtime yet. If we're going to McDonald's, it's always the right time. Yeah, it's hard to argue with that. There's a deal for every lunch hour at McDonald's. Now's the time to get two for $3 .99. Mix and match a four -piece McNuggets, a McDouble, a McChicken, or a hot and spicy McChicken. Price of participation may vary. It cannot be combined with any other offer. Single item at regular price. Hi, everyone, and thank you for tuning in to the 505th episode of the Hollywood Reporters Awards Chatter podcast. I'm the host, Scott Feinberg, and my guest today is a stand -up comedian, actor, and author who has been a fan favorite for decades. Perhaps best known as one of the four stand -ups featured in Spike Lee's blockbuster documentary The Original Kings of Comedy back in 2000, he also starred on TV programs such as the WB's The Steve Harvey Show from 1996 through 2002, and on CBS's The Neighborhood, which began in 2018 and is heading into its sixth season. And he's also been in numerous films, most notably the Barbershop trilogy, with installments in 2002, 2004, and 2016. Back in 2002, A .O. Scott wrote in the New York Times, quote, He takes his obligations to the audience seriously, and no comedian working today holds up his end of the bargain better, close quote. He, of course, is Cedric Kyle's, better known as Cedric the Entertainer. Over the course of our conversation at the L .A. offices of The Hollywood Reporter, the 59 -year -old and I discussed his unexpected path to comedy and the origin of his unusual stage name, his occasional forays into dramatic acting in films such as 2007's Talk to Me, 2008's Cadillac Records, and 2017's First Reformed, his debut novel, Flipping Boxcars, co -written with Alan Eisenstock, which was inspired by a grandfather he never met, and which Amistad, a division of HarperCollins, will release on September 12th, plus much more. And so, without further ado, let's go to that conversation.
A highlight from Evangelism
"Amen. I'd like you please to open your Bible again in 2 Peter and the chapter one. We're coming back this evening to these closing verses. As I indicated this morning there in the heart of verse 19, we find that most striking and significant phrase which I suggested to you would indeed supply a good biblical title for our study today. The Bible is a light that shineth in a dark place. It is so, of course, because of its defined origin. That was our subject this morning. It is a spirit -inspired word. It is the book of defined revelation. It is the word of God. Did you notice in our reading from 1 Peter chapter one that Peter twice gives it that designation? It is the word of God. And you see that defined authorship stamps this book with defined authority. May I share just this little word of testimony? It's not in the notes. 59 years ago, I was persuaded to attend for the first time a free Presbyterian church service. It was the old Ravenhill Church. And Dr. Paisley was the minister. And I can say to you, here I was, an ungodly young man, as worldly -minded as any young man you could have met, and yet as dark as night, and on that first occasion, what came home to me so powerfully was the fact, even though I didn't comprehend it, of course, but it was the fact that the preacher in the pulpit preached with a note of defined authority. It was a message that had thus safe the land and poured a touch to it. And you know, that was the first thing that awakened me and spoke to me. You see, I say again to you, the defined authorship of this book stamps it with defined authority. Of course, in 2 Peter chapter one, there's a second important thing that Peter sets before us here. It's not only a spirit -inspired book, but this is a sure word. And I want just to handle that tonight with you at this point. Notice those opening words of verse 19. We have also a more sheer word of prophecy. This book is a sure word. Now you'll notice it certainly is in contrast to what is mentioned by Peter in the first 16. Notice those opening words. For we have not followed cunningly defiesed fables when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses to his majesty. What a contrast to those ways cunningly defiesed fables. No, this book is a sure word. Now I have a point to make. It's important that I make it just in passing. In all that Peter writes here, it is the certainty of the truth with reference to the person and work of our Lord Jesus Christ. That Peter is seeking to establish. But come back to those words in verse 19. We need to be careful not to misunderstand these words in their context. And that is often the case. So we need to understand exactly what it is that Peter is saying here. And I do want you to follow along with me, please. Look at verses 16 through to 18. And I'm not going to read them again. Peter there speaks of the glorious experience that he had on the Mount of Transfiguration of what he had seen, of what he had heard. Namely the glory of Christ and the voice of the Father from Heaven. Now having said that, when we come to those words, we have also a more sure word of prophecy. Let me say to you, Peter is not suggesting that the Bible is more sure than that. And that's important. That's vital to understand. Why do I say that? Because you see that experience on the Mount of Transfiguration that Peter speaks of is part and parcel of the apostolic witness and testimony to the Lord Jesus Christ. And we need to understand that our faith is upon founded the reality and the certainty of that apostolic witness. Now let me just say you'll find that again and again in the letters of the New Testament, but we're close to it. Just turn over a page or two in your Bible to 1 John chapter one. This is just one place that you could see this clearly. Look at 1 John chapter one with me and the opening verses. Notice what John is saying. 1 John chapter one. That which was from the beginning, now notice it, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon and our hands have handled of the word of life, for the life was manifested. And we have seen it and bear witness and show unto you that eternal life which was with the Father, which was manifested unto us, that which we have seen and heard declare we unto you. Here's the purpose. Here's the purpose of that apostolic witness that ye also may have fellowship with us and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son, Jesus Christ. Now if you turn quickly back to Ephesians chapter two, you see it's in that light that we understand this statement in Ephesians chapter two and verse 20.
A highlight from Before Abraham Was, I AM
"Our passage of scripture this morning is John chapter 8 and today, Lord willing, we will finish the 8th chapter of the Gospel of John and next week, Lord willing, move on to 9. I'm not totally sure that's what I'll do but I'm planning on finishing chapter 8 this morning. John chapter 8 verses 48 through 59. But surely I say to you, if anyone keeps my word, he shall never see death. Then the Jews said to him, now we know that you have a demon. Abraham is dead and the prophets. And you say, if anyone keeps my word, he shall never taste death? Are you greater than our father Abraham who is dead and the prophets are dead? Who do you make yourself out to be? Jesus answered, if I honor myself, my honor is nothing. It is my father who honors me of whom you say that he is your God. Yet you have not known him, but I know him. And if I say I do not know him, I shall be a liar like you. But I do know him and keep his word. Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day and he saw it and was glad. Then the Jews said to him, you are not yet 50 years old and you have seen Abraham? Jesus said to them, most assuredly I say to you, before Abraham was, I am. Then they took up stones to throw at him, but Jesus hid himself and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them and so passed by. When Jesus, at the end of this passage I just read, calls himself, I am, he is referring to chapter Exodus 3 verses 13 and 14 when Moses at the burning bush asked God for his name. It says in Exodus 13 and 14, 3, 13 and 14, then Moses said to God, indeed when I come to the children of Israel and say to them, the God of your fathers has sent me to you and they say to me, what is his name, what shall I say to them? So here is how do you identify God, how do we know it's you that's coming and God said to Moses, I am who I am and he said, thus shall you say to the children of Israel, I am has sent me to you. There God was about to save Israel from their bondage in Egypt. Here God, here Jesus, as God is meaning to save his people from their bondage to sin and he identifies himself in the same way as I am, yet they think they have no need of such salvation. See Jesus' enemies, this is first point number 1, see Jesus' enemies, satanic spitting of venom at Jesus back in verse 48, then the Jews answered and said to him, do we not rightly say that you are a Samaritan and have a demon? J .C. Ryle, many of your favorite, said nicknames, insulting epithets and violent language are favorite weapons with the devil when other means of carrying out his warfare fail, he stirs up his servants to smite with the tongue. When they can't win the argument, that's what Satan's people do, they start name calling and this is what they're doing here. Aren't we right in saying, they also say, aren't we correct in saying and Calvin says about this, more and more they show how they are stupefied by Satan. They are stupid because they're not seeing who's right in front of them. He is the I am, he is God in the flesh and they're arguing with him and calling him a Samaritan and telling him, aren't we right that we're to say you have a demon? And so we see how this is. The Jews mentioned here stupidly and arrogantly thought they were correct in regard to insults that they would bring against Jesus.
A highlight from CRITICAL Cardano Update! (Shopify Altcoin Partner)
"We are going to have some fun today. The Nictatorship is here in the land of BitBoy Crypto. Welcome to BitBoy Crypto. My name is Nick. Over there is Tim. On the board is Drew. We've got a studio audience today. We've got a lit show. My shirt is on fire. Yes, literally. I appreciate everyone here in the chat. Everyone in the chat is probably gobsmacked that the dictator is here on BitBoy Crypto. But you know what? Ben is traveling. It's at a rare evo event. Hobnombing was a bunch of Cardano people. And Deezy is there too. So hang on. Coffee. So it's my turn to run the ship. And as we all know, we can't have Tim immediately take over the BitBoy Crypto channel. They're just kind of easing him in, right? So yeah, like I'm the bench host, right? And then eventually Tim's gonna earn his spot. And this will be TimBoy Crypto. Who knows? So, oh no, not Nick, says Pedro Lavador. Sorry, bro. It is me. No, not Nick. The Nictators in the house from Paul. Flip a Frank. Nick's shirt looks like a 70s living room set. That's exactly the vibe I'm going for. That is exactly the vibe I'm going for. Appreciate all of y 'all. We've got some incredible, incredible news popping today. Tim, how are you feeling, bro? I'm feeling good. And here's the thing, guys. You need to know whether it's Ben or Deezy or the Nictator, my role on the show is to keep the nonsense to less than 2 .6 percent until the end of the show. And at the end of the show, the nonsense gets turned up to a thousand. So yeah, that will continue today. Yeah, I can tell you what. Ben has a difficult job because seeing myself in like six different spots plus the chat, it's a little overwhelming. But I think we're gonna push through. Or we could just end the show. I could just say steak and then we run the mid -roll and then we're in. We're done. Plus one in the chat, if you want me to end the show right now. Actually, there's a lot of Nictator love going on in the chat. No, we don't ask chat for that kind of power anymore. Sometimes they tell us what we don't want to hear. Well, no, I wouldn't give them the illusion of being able to vote. Just like the elections in the United States. Let's move on. Looking at BitBoy Crypto, we've got 1 .45 million subscribers. We've got videos on Matic. This one's really great. Everything you need to know about Matic. We've got Ben coin to one penny. Big update. XRP domination. This video is probably one of the best ones we've done in a long time. 52 ,000 views. Go ahead and check out our content. We make good content, folks. We do. Okay, we've got a negative one from Nate Wick. Appreciate the vote of confidence. You can simp for me on Twitter at Nick DeMundi. I've got there are flames coming out of my mouth at all times. So just be prepared. I'd say it's 30 % crypto content, another 40 % trolling, and 10 % just sus. Look at that outfit. Yeah, this is my Tyler Durden outfit. So, okay, you want to know the story of this jacket? I think I've told this before on ATB. You have 20 seconds. Do you know where I am? Where? Okay, I am at a Christmas wrap party for Stranger Things season 3. This is actually one of the costumers just seconds that they had spare from the costumes for Stranger Things and I wore it and I was about seven Miller Highlifes in. That's my eighth Miller Highlife in my hand right there. And I'm having a good time. Yes, I worked on Stranger Things. My wife and I worked on Stranger Things several seasons. Great times. Love those people. Cool story. Yeah. Let's get into the market watch. Let's get into the market watch. Tim, I like it. It's passive -aggressive. It's a little snide. I like it because it pisses me off. Let's get into it. It fuels you. Coin market cap, Bitcoin 26 ,059 doll hairs. Hang on. Get this crap off. No one cares about the fear and greed index. Hey, everyone's afraid so guess what you should do? When the fear and greed index is red, you should probably consider buying. Remember, everything I say is financial advice. Is it good or bad? That's up for you to decide. Let's see. 662 exchanges. Volume is in the toilet. Okay, like this is, we've had rancid Taco Bell bowel movements level of volume. It's so low and so heavy it cannot get possibly any lower. Ethereum gas is 36 quay. I don't do the math like Ben does because I'm not good at math. I was a communications manager. Okay, like I need a calculator to do anything other than addition and subtraction on fingers. So yeah, fear and greed at 35 out of a hundred. That's great. Buy the red. Sell the green. Ethereum is at 1 ,645. Let's see. XRP scam coin at 51 cents. I'm just kidding. I hold XRP. It's going to pump. It's gonna make people money. Everyone calm down. Cardano at 26 cents. That's quite a steal and we're gonna talk a lot about Cardano coming up. Okay, what's your, you had, you have some history with XRP at 51 cents, don't you, Tim? I mean, to be fair, my history was actually at 55 cents. It was a little bullish, but I do want to say we're gonna continue on with the show. Negative five points for the dictator for using the forbidden coin market cap. Oh, is that another thing? That's forbidden on this show. So we're gonna have to keep moving on. Should we use lunar crush? But yeah, no, XRP for sure. 55 cents got turned into resistance rather than use of force. We're fixing it on the fly here. There we go. There we go. Alright, you can have your five points back. Is it? So much worse. Listen, this is the new show. Chat. CoinGecko. Chat, tell us what to use. Tell us what to use. Tron is at seven cents. Guaranteed short. If you want to absolutely be guaranteed to find successful shorts, Tron and EOS are your coins. Just look and see what the market's doing and Tron and EOS will probably do the opposite. Dai, hey guys, stablecoins are still at a dollar, which is unfortunately an important headline that we must keep track of. Mm -hmm. Litecoin coming in as a $65 stablecoin. Let's see, Avalanche for under $12 is an amazing scoop. I know Ben doesn't like Avalanche, but look, it's the corporate coin. It is what it is. Stellar at 12 cents. Love Stellar. Chainlink at $6 .17. I think Deezy is actually gonna buy McDonald's Happy Meals worth of Chainlink today. Let's see. What are their movers? Oh, we got to do the 24 hour, right? Can we do that on Lunar Crush? Oh my gosh. This doesn't seem very germane to the conversation. Shout out to all the fantasy gold holders with a 90 ,000 % pump over the last 24 hours. My God. Do you know anyone who holds fantasy gold? No. It has a $157 million market cap. Hey, that's pretty big for them. 24 hour volume is $12. Okay. Or 12 million. Alright, let's, we have to go back to CoinMarketCap. That's the only way I can do this. Oh my goodness. We need the 24 hour price. These, I'm giving the squad what they want. BoneSwap, no jokes, up 16%. Didix, up 5%. Basically nothing. Render under $2. Great, great pick. Maker, Aave, Solana. Let's see. Go down. Let's see who's a loser. Thorchain, Monero. Perennial Loser, Curve. Chainlink. Deezy's Apecoin is still down. Deezy's Apecoin. Oh my gosh. Look at this chart. It's been a rough, good, googly moogly, rough couple months for Deezy. Wow. I would say the fundamentals are not bullish on Apecoin at this point. Hang on. Let me sip this. This coffee brought to you by Trezor. Oh, camera's struggling. Lavazza coffee is what I'm drinking today. Top tier coffee. All the nutrients you need to trade on the fly. It's kind of a new show today. We're going to get into continued market watch, but in the other side of the market that we rarely ever cover on this channel. Mining. Look at this. We're going to cover some mining today. They can't stop me. What are they going to do? Turn the stream off? Let's see. Mining. All of crypto, all of your gains brought to you by mining, because if there was no mining of Bitcoin, there would be no crypto. Let's see. Bitcoin is up 79 % today. BitNet money is up 26 % today. China is up 15 % today. We covered this a little bit on Blockchain Basement last night. Verus coin, very interesting coin, up 6 .3%. This is mineable on a cell phone, on a GPU, on a CPU. It is actually throttled, so there cannot be ASICs that mine Verus coin. It's positioned itself as like a currency coin that is very, very spread out, much like Cardano, as far as decentralization goes, but it's like Cardano proof of stake, but proof of work, and you do it on a phone. It's actually optimized for ARM processors and GPU processors, so very interesting coin. You can mine it on any phone, any tablet, any GPU, any CPU, and actually make quite a bit. Let's see. The gainers for today. Rethereum. This is an interesting project because it's Ethereum as it is now with all of its upgrades, but still proof of work. Okay. They relaunched the Ethereum chain. It's not Ethereum Classic. It's not ETH POW. It's Ethereum with all the upgrades minus proof of stake. Interesting project. I'm looking into it. It's the reward gainers. That means the hash rate has gone down, but the profit of the revenue that you're getting has gone up, so you're able to get 49 % more Rethereum than you were just a couple of days ago. Octaspace. This is actually... I don't know if I should... If you're subscribed to Crucial Crypto, you're gonna know about Octaspace. That's all I can say about that. Kadena. Don't sleep on Kadena. Do you know why no one should sleep on Kadena? Why shouldn't they sleep on it? Because it was made by JP Morgan. Oh, okay. Do not sleep on anything that the banks have a hand in. Kadena is one of those things. Casper. Rewards have gone up 5%, which is probably because a bunch of people sold. All right, what's next? We do merch? Oh yeah. Hey. We haven't done merch in a minute. We sell merch. There's Mirel. This is very intimidating. The rings. There's TJ. Let's go back. If this is a D &D class, what would it be? If Mirel was a D &D class, what would he be? Chat, give us your input on who you think Mirel's D &D class is, given this getup. Let me know. I've been neglecting Chat. Are there any good questions for Chat right now? I don't think yet. No, I mean, a lot of people saying how much they love the dictator and loved him. No, you're lying. No, they, I mean, there were, I mean, there was a mixed bag, but they definitely said they loved it. All right, all right. I believe you now. Hot on the block. We do have some really cool merch. Read the positives. Read the positives. Yeah. Okay, there's your merch. Should we move on? Should we do Ada versus the SEC? Okay, this is a really cool story. So, US SEC not coming after Cardano, Charles Hoskinson whips it out online, explaining the SEC's continuous crackdown on crypto entities is political and has nothing to do with securities laws. Chuckie Ho -Ho, founder of Cardano, believes the United States Securities Exchange Commission will not come after the project's native token, Ada. Interesting. He didn't say not him, but not Ada. Okay, that's fine. During a recent YouTube interview on Corey Costa's crypto coins, shout out Corey Costa, friend of ATB. Hosky pointed out that there has been no enforcement action against Ada so far. Hasn't there been a couple things where people have delisted Cardano? Yeah, a lot of exchanges have delisted in anticipation that something happens, but nothing, like, there's like misinformation out there. I've actually talked to people who think that right now Cardano's in a lawsuit with the SEC and that is not true. Same, same. Before we continue with the story, hit that like button. Drew, where are we at for likes, bro? Pull that mic down. Let the people hear your smooth dulcet tones. We got 288 likes. Need to pump those numbers up. These are, how do I say this nicely? These are Mike Pence at the debate last night numbers. We need to bump these numbers up, folks, okay? Prove that you are not a fed and hit that like button. Subscribe to this channel. Leave a comment. Get active in chat. Bro, Drew, give me a poll. Who won the debate last night? Poll the audience. Let's get it going. CritKratz, dictator hosting, very bullish for crypto. Heck yeah, baby. Let's keep on going. SEC is not coming after Ada in two recent lawsuits against the world's leading crypto exchanges, Coinbase and Binance. The SEC classified roughly 12 tokens, including Cardano and a bunch of other ones. PhilCon. PhilCon. That's how you say it. Insisting they ought to be registered. Insisting. More like stamping foot. Should be registered before being listed on exchanges. Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong and Harry's Razor's number one customer once disclosed that the agency had asked the exchange to delist all tokens except Bitcoin as they qualified as securities. Isn't it weird that like last week the CFTC said Bitcoin and Ethereum were both commodities? Yeah. I mean, what's what's the Gary wants control, Nick, but this it's over, right? Like no one can serious. No one can take the SEC seriously if another agency says the thing that the SEC says is security is a commodity. I mean, I don't know if anyone has been taking the SEC seriously for a minute now, but we know Gary tries to fight with every weapon he has. And unfortunately, he still has a lot of weapons that don't work very well, but he still uses them. Yeah. And it's the delay tactic. He wants to delay everything he can. Yeah. Yeah. Hmm. Someone said watching Nick is painful. Well, look, pain and suffering makes you a better human being. Okay. Reject comfort. Watch this stream while I host. All right. Who won the debate last night? Vivek Pence, DeSantis, Trump. I would have put Nikki in there instead of Pence because Pence was just like a buffoon. Anyways, SEC's move is political. Yeah. We know this.
A highlight from Crypto Update | Bitcoin Jumps to $26.5K as Trading Volume Increases
"This episode of Markets Daily is sponsored by Kraken. It's Thursday, August 24th, 2023, and this is Markets Daily from CoinDesk. Hi, I'm Michelle Musso here with your crypto markets roundup. On today's show, we're talking Bitcoin, FTX, Trump, NFTs and more. And just a reminder, CoinDesk is a new source and does not provide investment advice. Bitcoin jumps to $26 ,500 as trading volume increases. In the midst of a discernible market trajectory, Bitcoin exhibited a substantial surge this morning, experiencing an ascent of nearly 5 % at one point, with its valuation nearing the threshold of $26 ,800. This commendable incline ran in parallel with a resurgence observed in traditional markets, accompanying the receding position of interest rates. Ethereum is up as well, with a boost to almost 2%, floating steadily at $1 ,671, respectively. LMAX Digital, an institutional cryptocurrency exchange, noted a significant increase in trading volume, stating in a Monday note today, Bitcoin volumes printed $173 million, 59 % above a 30 -day average volume, and Ether volumes printed at $92 million, 70 % above a 30 -day average volume. LMAX said that the uptick for Bitcoin's price in trading volumes stems from traditional markets, continuing, with stocks rallying and the U .S. dollar selling off, cryptocurrencies were able to benefit. While Bitcoin, BTC, and Ether, ETH, have chalked out moderate gains in the past 24 hours, prices remain well below levels that are likely to inflict maximum pain on buyers of August's expiry option contracts. A note to make here is the max pain levels for BTC and ETH settlements are currently at $28 ,000 and $1 ,800, respectively. It is being reported that there will be 72 ,000 BTC August option contracts valued at $1 .9 billion and 535 ,000 Ethereum option contracts valued at $893 million, settled on Friday by Deribit, the world's leading crypto options exchange by volume and open interest. Moving to Ether, the U .S. dollar value locked in the active Ether perpetual futures contracts listed on Binance has tanked to a 13 -month low. The so -called notional open interest was $1 .41 billion at press time, the lowest since July 2022, according to data tracked by CoinGlass. According to data tracked by South Korea -based analytics firm CryptoQuant, Ether's global estimated leverage ratio has declined from a multi -month high of 0 .28 to 0 .22. Bitcoin's ratio has slid from 0 .27 to 0 .21, the lowest since May. This is calculated by dividing the dollar value locked in the active open perpetual futures contracts by the total number of coins held by derivative exchanges. This current display indicates a notable reduction in the level of leverage employed to enhance returns, in stark contrast to the situation a mere week prior. The shift also suggests a diminished probability of volatility induced by liquidations in the ensuing weeks. Today's market updates come from coindesk Lilliladezma and Omkar Gebole. Stay tuned for after the break when we'll take a look at FTX and Trump NFTs.
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"Is struggling to institute changes It's been promising for years. Moves to encourage more women into the workforce, For example, and regionally. How is Japan, stacking up against other major powers China, Russia and India were asking what's stopping change in Japan? That's after a summary of the news. BBC News with David Harper on the 20th anniversary of the 9 11 attacks on the United States. President Biden has said the central lesson of September the of September the 11th 2000, and one was that unity was America's greatest strength. He paid tribute to the nearly 3000 people killed when Al Qaeda terrorists crashed airliners into the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington. The former French health minister. And, yes, Boza has faced questions at a court hearing in Paris for allegedly having downplayed the risks of coronavirus and endangering the lives of others. She is under formal criminal investigation. 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The prosecutor said the prime minister needed to explain why he spoke by phone to one of the main suspect in the killing. Hours after it happened. President Muise was shot dead by gunmen who stormed his residence. The Brazilian football legend. Pele is recovering in intensive care after surgery. His doctors said The eight year old was making satisfactory progress after he had a tumor removed from his lower digestive tract. BBC news. You are listening to the real story from the BBC World Service with me, Celia Hatton this week. We're looking at the challenges and opportunities facing Japan. I'm joined on the line by Seijiro Takeshita. He's a professor in the School of Management and information at the University of Shizuoka in Japan. Sarah Parsons, who runs the business consultancy East West Interface. And as a senior teaching fellow at so as the University of London. McConnell, a professor of political science and the faculty of liberal arts at Sophia University in Tokyo. And by Roland Kelty is a Tokyo based writer, journalist and scholar and author of the book Japan America, which explores Japan's pop culture clout well earlier, we discussed the political and social changes underway in the country. I want to take a closer look at Japan's economy. It's the third largest in the world After the US and China. Japan has a lot going forward, a well educated workforce, superior infrastructure and dominant positions in several key global sectors, from cars to electronic. All this, And yet economists still refer to Japan's lost decades. The period of Economic gloom that's largely stretched from its real estate and stock market collapse in 1991 through two now. Seijiro Takeshita. So the question is What's keeping the Japanese economy in the doldrums? If not exactly in the doldrums. Why isn't it doing better? Actually, I don't think it is indulge. Um, I think people are expecting the same type of growth that we had in the eighties, which is not the case because Japan is a mature economy are protected. GDP s well over $40,000, meaning that we have joined A team of mature economy. And if you look at, for example, the progress and things like, you know, process innovation, not necessarily product side, but process innovation, which is basically innovating the product to a better uses for you know, a general public. Japan still has a very, very strong edge. Book around you, For example. I mean, the fact of the matter is is that Japan's competitiveness have not weighing down. It's a different type of growth. It's a different type of strength of Japan is starting to reveal and as we've been discussing, for example, you look at the demographics to Japan, which suggests certainly that we're not going to be growth prone. But much more looking at the quality side, the type of growth that we should be looking at Koichi Would you agree with that sentiment? How much has Japan's economy diversified since The eighties if at all. Right, Right. I agree in the sense that you know, I mean, the idea that we can relive the shore error in the 19 eighties on the bubble economy or the fast growth period before that, for much of the 19 sixties and beyond, is unrealistic. But at the same time, I also Get a sense that there are a lot of people who feel that Japan is underperforming, in part because of the contrast with the faster growing economies among got neighbors. Asian neighbours China, obviously, but also South Korea or Singapore and Japan seems to be sort of fading in the background, In contrast in terms of perception The other thing is, I think it's also to do with the growing gap or, you know more than the growing gap. But I guess the fact of the matter is that Japan is no longer the military in society. The younger generation of people are feeling that kind of growth of their parents experienced and of forthcoming. Sarah also mentioned earlier the poverty that is getting worse among the women. Childhood at the Japan is among the worst in the country's, uh, single parent household, obviously, and so I guess there is this sense that Japan used to be a more one nation, but it no longer is and the government is not coming up with the policies that sufficiently go against that sense of unfairness that is perhaps increasingly pervading the society so What modernizations are needed in Japan's economy, Roland counts I wonder if we can focus on the facts machine for a moment in Japan's love affair with the fax machine when a Cabinet task force asked Japan's government bureaucracy To explain that continued dependence on the fax machine. 400 departments submitted spirited arguments in favor of its continued use. Why does Japan love the fax machine? Is this a good example to illustrate this lack of innovation in the economy? Well again. That's a complicated question, because on the one hand yes, obviously, a fax machine is very low tech. It's dated, Um it's dealing with paper and print and things that we've all moved on from. On the other hand. There is an argument in Japan and then one I respect very much about Concern for privacy. And if you have something on paper and you fax it, you have more security. And that is, I think a key point because it's also one of the reasons people ask me this a lot. Why E money. Electronic money has not so far taken off in Japan, and why so many people In my neighborhood in Tokyo pay for everything in cash myself included, and part of that is because Japanese people just don't want to be traced. They don't want to have their every expenditure recorded in a database. And I do respect that. So I think it's not exclusively low tech failings in Japan, but I would say to the one of those points that the domestically the Japanese Economy in many respects has shown great sustainability. I mean, just before the pandemic, the unemployment rate was, I think the lowest expense since 1974 the crime rate is extremely low. You don't have the kind of gun violence street crime that you have. In the United States, for example, incredibly efficient public services, whether it's transport or package delivery, etcetera. I mean, you actually get used to these things in Japan, and then when you leave Japan, you're astonished at how inefficient much of the world can be. So there is a great deal of sustainable strength. I think in Japan's economy what I find frustrating having lived there now for 20/20 years as a journalist I've met so many mostly young people who are innovative, great ideas, particularly in the I. T industry who have tried to start independent companies tried to go the startup route. And have just been squashed by Japan's corporate machine. And that to me is a great shame because Japan is very underrepresented in it, And that's not the fault of young, talented, visionary Japanese. Mm In the first half of the program. We spoke about the lack of participation of women in political life. What explains the absence of women at a senior level in business and what can be done to fix this? Let's consider now the role played in the economy by more than 50% of the country's population. 51.7% By last official count in Japan. Here's the BBC's Mariko Oy. 1 15 years ago, um, equal, Suzuki faced the choice that many women do continue pursuing her career or start a family. She chose the latter and spent seven years as a stay at home Mother. But as her two Children got older, she tried to rejoin the workforce and realized her time at home was seen as a blank on her resume. What do you think it's impossible? In Japan. Once you leave.
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"Did rise to 5.9% last month. 850,000 jobs created bankrate dot com senior economist Mark Cameron says workers are also starting to earn a bit more to than they were before all this The sector on the leading edge of jobs lost during the downturn, namely leisure and hospitality isn't the front of the continuing hiring parade. Within that category. Most of the improvement is in bars and restaurants with hotels as well as live sports and entertainment jobs on the rise. Those, of course, the places where you see the most help wanted signs. So maybe just maybe this thing is going to start turning around. We talked earlier this week with some folks about you know what they thought was going on a reporter from The New York Times and Also someone from Wisconsin manufacturers and commerce and I think, although they agree where they disagree about the checks, the enhanced unemployment 300 that extra $300. I mean, they wouldn't seem to think that that wasn't a big factor. The other did The bottom line. I think between the two of them was there's a lot that plays into this. It's not just one thing. Absolutely, and we've talked to other people, too. It's People had an opportunity when they were in lockdown to really re evaluate things and decide how they want to live out the rest of their lives. And I think some people have decided to make changes. I'm working on a story actually, from people going from professional jobs into the trades, and then hopefully we'll be able to run in the next couple of weeks, and people have decided to make some some changes. There's that there's also their home issue with childcare and everything else and again the altar job landscape. If someone has to stay home or work different hours in a in a couple situation, so the, uh there's a lot going on here. A lot of moving part. It says. They say 8 27 graffiti is next. This is the year Bucks fans. Can you feel it's in the bank?.
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"Elon Musk wants to continue screwing with Bitcoin. Whatever, man, we're it's no longer funny. He put out a meme. That shows him breaking up with that coin and price fell, and he'll come back and the Bitcoin people they're not interested in being screwed with if you seriously like it. You like it. If you want to drop it, Drop it. All Those things are fine. Don't be. Don't don't overestimate your worth. I'm not talking about your financial within the piggy bank. I'm talking about what you mean to people. But this is the problem with Bitcoin in general. Then it can be moved by one guy. Exactly. If Elon must tweet about Apple, it would not move as much as Bitcoin. I'll wait for him to tweet about Apple. And then we'll find out Meanwhile, the jobs report is out 559,000 jobs added in May short of the 671,000 expected, this is the second month in a row. That you don't hit the benchmark the expectations and this was only off by 111,000 under 12,000. I should say as opposed to last month that was off by several 100,000. I mean, it's still a lot I'm trying to give them some credit for Ari. It's It's just rotten. Now. Unemployment's down to 5.9%. Which I never never You know, I never complain about. I'm happy to see what unemployment is that But none of this has as of yet affected the market. We've seen a lot of weird things happen. We saw an oil field in Saudi Arabia get bombed by Iran. It didn't affect the market. That was 2.5 3 years ago. Just this. Do you see another month of short of coming up short? Does it start affecting markets worth watching Mike? Pence went to New Hampshire, and he announced that he's running. Can't believe it. But listen and learn. I'm Tony Katz. 93 wi PC Mobile news on the level on the go, she was forced into it. I'm Charlotte Campbell. And here's what's trending.
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"Of 5.9 FM W m A L A cumulus stations news Now the male new 23 30 I. Maria leave President Biden signing two executive orders to expand the Affordable Care act. The order will create a special enrollment period for Americans. Make it easier to obtain health coverage through Obamacare during the pandemic. This is White House press secretary Jen Psaki. The Department of Health and Human Services will open healthcare dot gov for a special enrollment period from February 15th to May 15th and just as a reminder of the prior administration only had it open for six weeks. So this is double that length of time South Carolina Senate passing a bill that would outlaw almost all abortions in the state. The measure requires doctors to use an ultrasound. Try to detect a fetal, huh? Beat if they think pregnant women are at least eight weeks along If a heartbeat has found the abortion cannot take place. Right now, there are young people across the world facing a tough choice, continue their dream of education or drop out to help their family put food on the table. You can help change their future in a single moment. See how far your support can go at unbound dot orig. Double drama L Traffic and weather Here is not Rodriguez and the deed Carpet cleaning traffic center. This is really starting out to be a busy rush hour with North bound traffic and a real crawl from Washington Boulevard on 3 95 up to a crash, blocking the two left lanes. And the on ramp to the George Washington Park was north bound lanes. Right. The beginning of the 14th Street bridge onto 95. The roadwork has got the two right lanes blocked off between the Naval research Lab and Malcolm X Avenue, making.
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"On one of 5.9 of them were worried about or capital Boy lunch. Kelehan Fox News, the Department of Homeland Security warning in the bulletin that potentially violent extremists could continue to insights or commit violence. Officials tell Fox News. The new warning is centered around the historic inauguration date of March 4th. When presidents used to be sworn in before 1937 DHS says it has no information about a specific credit. Well threat. The fresh warning comes after the FBI and Secret Service requested. National Guard troops Stay in D. C until the end of March. Boxes Lucas Tomlinson reports. Several GOP lawmakers have asked the Pentagon to explain the need for a continued troop presence in the capital, including Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton on the Senate Intelligence Committee have consulted with Senate leadership. I'm not aware of threat reporting that suggests we need 7000 troops and razor wire around the capital. Three people with ties to the militia group, the oath keepers facing federal indictment for obstruction of Congress and other charges in connection with the Capitol building riot three weeks ago, a conviction could potentially mean decades in prison. President Biden signing several executive orders on climate change Wednesday in my view is already waited too long to deal with this climate crisis. We can't wait any longer. We see with our own eyes. We feel it. We know it in our bones. It was time to act. The orders, make climate change and national security priority band new oil and gas leases on federal lands and push to replace traditional energy sources with renewable one's new Secretary of state Anthony Blinken, says the U. S. Is beginning a comprehensive review of its relationship with Russia and is examining details of the U. S Taliban peace deal. Signed in nearly a year ago. Secretary Blinken working late for a phone call with Israel's foreign minister, in which he's reaffirmed the U. S commitment to Israel's security and the peace accords negotiated by the Trump Administration. America.
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