21 Burst results for "Agrawal"

Fresh update on "agrawal" discussed on Techmeme Ride Home

Techmeme Ride Home

01:52 min | 6 hrs ago

Fresh update on "agrawal" discussed on Techmeme Ride Home

"Today in Elon. Twitter's board says it intends to quote close the transaction at the agreed price and quote enforce the merger agreement end quote, so they're basically saying Elon, tweet what you want, but you signed your name to a contract, and we intend to enforce it. Meanwhile, people are wondering why anyone on either side actually wants this deal to happen because as Bloomberg is reporting the deal as it's currently constructed would increase Twitter's annual debt interest burden to an estimated 750 to $1 billion a year. Up from a mere $51 million a year in 2021, adding pressure on Twitter to find new revenue streams or else. Like seriously, a debt load like that could put Twitter into bankruptcy if it can't be serviced. But sources are also saying that despite Elon's recent tweets, Twitter, Musk's legal team and the various banks are continuing to work to close the deal, including preparing the 139 page SEC filing, quoting Bloomberg. One potential sign that the deal is still on track, the 139 page filing that hit early Tuesday, detailing how the offer came together and Twitter's rationale for accepting it. That document was the result of weeks of coordinated work by both Musk and Twitter's teams, according to people familiar with the matter. Musk himself signed off on the final version, complete with a deal price of $54, 20 cents a share before it was filed the people said. The situation is similar at the banks that promise to finance the transaction said the people who asked not to be identified because the details are private. While texts are flying among bankers in disbelief at Musk's antics, their days are still filled with preparing documents needed to proceed and close the purchase the people said. In a recent meeting at Twitter, San Francisco office between Musk and Twitter executives, including Agrawal and finance chief Ned Siegel, the group discussed operational matters and the tone was generally positive according to a person familiar with the details of the gathering end quote. Meanwhile, Twitter lost more execs, amid this takeover bid, Twitter,.

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"agrawal" Discussed on Entrepreneur on FIRE

Entrepreneur on FIRE

05:05 min | 3 months ago

"agrawal" Discussed on Entrepreneur on FIRE

"So Mickey say what's up to fire nation and share something interesting about yourself that most people don't know. Hey fire nation, my name is Mickey agrawal and I am here in sunny Williamsburg, Brooklyn and one thing about me that you might not know is that I had a caesarean section birth and during the times when my baby was sleeping and napping is when I wrote my entire book disrupt her. Wow. And this is the book that's coming out January 2019. So how do you.

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"agrawal" Discussed on Entrepreneur on FIRE

Entrepreneur on FIRE

01:45 min | 3 months ago

"agrawal" Discussed on Entrepreneur on FIRE

"Bill shake the room fire nation, JLD here, and welcome to entrepreneurs on fire, brought to you by the HubSpot podcast network with great shows like ABM conversations. Today we'll be pulling a timeless eel fire.

"agrawal" Discussed on Making Podcasts Great Again

Making Podcasts Great Again

05:14 min | 6 months ago

"agrawal" Discussed on Making Podcasts Great Again

"Patreon dot com slash MPG GA and that is the perfect ten level to here, the epis and like mister president said, join, you can catch up on all the former perfect ten episodes and all the bonus content that you missed out on the last few years. So again, that's Patreon dot com slash MPG a and look for social media this week. We will be asking questions and you can send in your opinions for the epis for 2021. Mister president I was getting to before an enemy of yours Jack Dorsey, the CEO of Twitter is stepping down. And being replaced by parag agrawal who's going to be the new CEO. What are your thoughts on this? Do you think do you know paradox and do you think you can get on his good side to have your Twitter account back?.

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"agrawal" Discussed on Techmeme Ride Home

Techmeme Ride Home

02:25 min | 6 months ago

"agrawal" Discussed on Techmeme Ride Home

"Today, how about a profile of Twitter's new CEO? Pierog agrawal, little known to the public, but apparently a Jack Dorsey confidante who has been involved in many big strategic initiatives at Twitter of late. Quoting The New York Times. When Jack Dorsey then Twitter's executive chairman pushed the company to build out its machine learning and artificial intelligence capabilities in 2014, he turned to an engineer parag agrawal. When mister Dorsey later became Twitter's chief executive and needed help overhauling the company's infrastructure, he also tapped mister agrawal. And when mister Dorsey envisioned a future for Twitter in 2019, that would be based on the concept of decentralization and technology such as the blockchain, he again pulled in mister agarwal to help. On Monday, mister Dorsey made the handover complete when he stepped down as chief executive and mister agarwal 37 was named Twitter's new leader. Mister agarwal, the chief technology officer since 2017 is little known to the public with even some Twitter insiders saying they were surprised by his appointment. But behind the scenes, the India born engineer has been a Twitter veteran and confidant of mister Dorsey's who has been involved in many of the company's biggest strategic initiatives. That made mister Dorsey effusive about his successors saying in a tweet that the board had run a rigorous search for a new chief executive and had unanimously endorsed mister agarwal. Some tech observers said that mister agarwal's appointment made sense because he was kind of a spiritual successor to mister Dorsey, both are quiet, polite, deeply technical and enthused about an Internet where power and control are given back to users. He definitely takes a big picture view of what should Twitter B in the world and how it should work. Mike masnik the founder of the technology news site tek dirt, who has advised Twitter on decentralization efforts set of mister agarwal. Born in Mumbai, mister agua studied computer science and engineering at the Indian institute of technology and elite technical university. In 2005, he moved to the United States and enrolled at Stanford University to pursue a doctorate in computer science. There, he joined a research group focused on databases, which let computers store and manage large amounts of digital information. Even among students at Stanford, mister agrawal stood out for his strong grasp of the math and the theory that underpins computer science said Jennifer Whyte him who led the research lab and served as his thesis adviser, having both of those skills, math and theory can take you a long way, she said in a phone interview, if you are good at the theory, you have the ability to be analytical to reason to make decisions end quote..

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"agrawal" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

01:49 min | 6 months ago

"agrawal" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"He was pushed out as CEO after clashing with a fellow cofounder He told employees in an email yesterday this time he's leaving on his own terms The handover comes at a critical moment for big social media platforms There's a lot of heat and a lot of friction and politics associated with being these social networks on which so much public conversation plays out Margaret o'mara is a Silicon Valley historian She points to Facebook's recent pivot to building the so called metaverse So too perhaps Twitter is looking at what is the next gen social network going to be Now the man responsible for answering that question is parag agrawal He's a Stanford trained computer scientist who joined Twitter as a software engineer a decade ago He became chief technology officer in 2017 Twitter insiders say agrawal is a close confidant of Dorsey who shares his vision of a future in which Twitter runs on technology that gives users greater control They expect cryptocurrency and the blockchain to play big roles Dorsey has been talking up this vision to investors for a while Here he is on an earnings call this summer So obviously I've been reading and talking a lot about BigQuery and so I thought it was important to explain a little bit more as to why While some current and former employees told NPR they were surprised agarwal was tapped for the role Dorsey says his trust in his successor is quote bone deep As technology chief agarwal worked on machine learning and other technical advances that have allowed Twitter to roll out new features and products more quickly as it's tried to shake off a reputation for being slow to innovate Historian o'mara says choosing agrawal to succeed Dorsey is a signal that the technology itself the technology of the platform and redesigning what social media is like will be something that Twitter is trying.

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"agrawal" Discussed on NPR's Business Story of the Day

NPR's Business Story of the Day

02:20 min | 6 months ago

"agrawal" Discussed on NPR's Business Story of the Day

"Dot org to receive any advertised product. You must become a member of pen fed, federally insured by NC UA. There's been a changing of the guard at Twitter, CEO Jack Dorsey, the eccentric cofounder known for his dedication and meditation, fasting in Bitcoin has stepped down. Replacing him as a Twitter veteran few outside the company have heard of NPR's tech correspondent Shannon bond has more. Jack Dorsey left Twitter once before. In 2008, he was pushed out as CEO after clashing with a fellow cofounder. He told employees in an email yesterday, this time he's leaving on his own terms. The handover comes at a critical moment for big social media platforms. There's a lot of heat and a lot of friction and politics associated with being these social networks on which so much public conversation plays out. Margaret omera is a Silicon Valley historian. She points to Facebook's recent pivot to building the so called metaverse. So too, perhaps Twitter is looking at what is the next gen social network going to be? Now the man responsible for answering that question is parag agrawal. He's a Stanford trained computer scientist who joined Twitter as a software engineer a decade ago. He became chief technology officer in 2017. Twitter insiders say agrawal is a close confidant of Dorsey, who shares his vision of a future in which Twitter runs on technology that gives users greater control. They expect cryptocurrency and the blockchain to play big roles. Dorsey has been talking up this vision to investors for a while. Here he is on an earnings call this summer. So obviously I've been treating and talking a lot about the crime so I thought it was important to explain a little bit more as to why. Well, some current and former employees told NPR they were surprised agarwal was tapped for the role. Dorsey says his trust in his successor is, quote, bone deep. As technology chief agrawal worked on machine learning and other technical advances that have allowed Twitter to roll out new features and products more quickly. As it's tried to shake off a reputation for being slow to innovate. Historian omera says choosing agrawal to succeed Dorsey is a signal that the technology itself, the technology of the platform and redesigning what social media is like will be something that Twitter is trying to center going forward. Now it will be agrawal, not Dorsey, who's the.

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"agrawal" Discussed on Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal

Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal

04:48 min | 6 months ago

"agrawal" Discussed on Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal

"There was a major shake up in tech today, Twitter, CEO and cofounder Jack Dorsey announced his resignation and his replacement chief technology officer agrawal will take over. It's a big move for a company that's been under pressure from investors to stay competitive with social media rivals, and from legislators over how it moderates content on its platform. So we got marketplace text, Molly wood on the line to talk about what all this means. Hey I'm Molly. Hey, Amy. So Jack is an unusual case, right? In that he was until today, CEO of two companies, Twitter, and square. How did he stay in that position so long? Yeah, it's such an he is also, I think an interesting case in that, you know, this is being framed as Dorsey deciding to leave, which is sort of true except that he had also been under pressure for more than a year by activist investors to either produce more results for Twitter or step down. But yes, I mean, this question of running two publicly traded companies at the same time is really something you can only pull off if you are the beneficiary of Silicon Valley is sort of special cult of the founder status. This idea that because Jack Dorsey was the cofounder of Twitter, he will always be best suited to lead it, even if he's not really paying very much attention to it. And yet today Dorsey said in a statement that he's stepping down because being founder led is, quote, severely limiting and a single point of failure. So maybe that goodwill was running out. What's your take on a founder, you know, staying with the company or leaving it in potentially better hands? Yeah, I mean, I think that is a simultaneously a moment of self reflection and possibly a little bit of a dig at Mark Zuckerberg who is now wondered about that. Among exactly among the social media platforms, Zuckerberg is the last founder standing. And so I think it probably is a commentary on the fact that when you are perceived as this whole decision maker, you know, endorse these case, Twitter hasn't really evolved much. There haven't been many new features when they appear they're not very well executed. And he may have started to realize that if people were orienting their decision making around him that he was more of a blocker than an enabler, and you know, I mean, never missed a chance to get a dig in, but that's also a good realization on his part. Yeah. And so with his departure, there are just a few notable tech companies left that still have their founders at the helm, including, as you mentioned Facebook, and air-b-n-b, is there an advantage for those who have decided to stick with that leadership model? I mean, I think it's really what this tells us is that it's important to have a ruthless dispassionate evaluation of whether your founder is doing well by the company. Is the company still making money? Is it making decisions that are keeping users? And is the board of that company solely under the control of that founder or can it make decisions independently if things start to spin out of control? There isn't other than Mark Zuckerberg being the founder, Facebook makes a lot of money, but you could argue that after the number of scandals that a company like that has had that a board could make a change. And the cult of the founder is so strong that that is unlikely to happen. So I think it's an important evolution for these businesses. These companies that end up growing so huge and having so much impact to take a really hard look at when it All right. Molly wood host of marketplace tech at least for another few days..

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"agrawal" Discussed on MarketFoolery

MarketFoolery

04:13 min | 6 months ago

"agrawal" Discussed on MarketFoolery

"Welcome to market foolery. I'm Chris hill with me today. Jason Moser. How was your Thanksgiving? Where am I? I'm sorry. I was just waking up from my Turkey induced coma. It was really of us. It was great. How was yours? The same. The same. Yeah, kind of have to get back on the whole exercising thing. There was not a lot of that happening. Well, I mean, you got to give it the full don't you just wait till January. I mean, really, can't you just December that's a whole holiday month too. So I don't know. I've always found it difficult to just turn it on and off like that. I just sort of give up around the beginning of October. And then just try to reassess at the beginning of January. Wait for the season of resolution to get it. We're going to start with the president at the news fairy dropped off this morning, which is Jack Dorsey resigning as CEO of Twitter, agrawal, who is the longtime chief technology officer, Twitter was named to move into the corner office. And initially, this was really moving the stock at one point early this morning, shares of Twitter were up 11%. Now they're basically flat. There are a couple of things I want to get to, but let's start with, look, we're long-term investors, but let's start with the very short term movement of the stock. Because one way to read what happened was that everyone got very excited. And look, this has been pushed by some activist investors who were pushing for change. Not happy with what has happened with Twitter stock over the last few years. Initially, you could look at this and say, oh, great, we got the change we wanted. And then, and this is not a knock on parag agrawal. But one way to read what happened to the stock, or what is happening with the stock is that.

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"agrawal" Discussed on Conscious Millionaire Show ~ Business Coaching and Mentoring 6 Days a Week

Conscious Millionaire Show ~ Business Coaching and Mentoring 6 Days a Week

04:02 min | 10 months ago

"agrawal" Discussed on Conscious Millionaire Show ~ Business Coaching and Mentoring 6 Days a Week

"The poop space. My goodness that. Thirty million combined cases of chronic urinary tract infections hemorrhoids anal fissures in itching. The bacteria reg enosis that the fact that we're killing fifteen million trees per year. You know super. All the environmentalists. Go to the bathroom. Just hate going to the bathroom. Because it's such a waste tool single use product that you're literally killing these incredible trees to just wipe your butt with them disrespectfully. you know. it sucks for a lot of people. People with mobility issues. Callup their own bus people. Who have you know. Just tons and tons of types of people have issues with going to the bathroom people. Gi issues women who are pregnant or pregnant. Have lots of weight down there hemorrhoids. I hadn't hemorrhoids. When i gave birth so just so many so does it suck a lot of people in going to the bathroom. Yes the third question. I asked myself before starting any businesses. Can i be passionate about this issue. 'cause or community for a really long time because you know we talk about like doing things nasty assessment. We have to really be passionate about this thing and sit in the discomfort of the up and down roller coaster entrepreneurship. Yes there could be the instagram success. That could be like the certain things that just hit it really quickly but you know what why you know the drink lacroix at that. Fizzy drink that everyone drinks thirty year old company. People go they just built any blew up and it's amazing you know like their most companies. Take some time to really build and you have to be willing to be in the roller coaster of you know like the ups and downs of of of something that you're genuinely passionate about to to withstand like what what what could happen is why i always tell people. Don't start another t shirt company because after you know five minutes you'll be like board with it. There's no actual purposes. Why i really infused a gift back mission. Every one of my businesses. So like can. I be passionate about supporting food and food people with food issues for the rest of my life. Yes andy passionate about women's issues in liberating the most taboo subject for women which is women's period of thing that creates human life and like the stock that were literally making that ashamed for like. Go talk about your period in public. How dare you. It's like you're welcome. You're here because of that steady while you're in euro like don't make it out to be taboo. Let's like liberate a woman's period. Actually revere it and not make something shameful and actually invent a product that supports you. Because when you're not talking about something innovating in it and at this point there have been fifty years gone by that. An invasion of menstrual space. Because no one's talking about it because it's taboo you know can a passionate about saving millions of trees every single year gonna be passionate about solving the global sanitation crisis right now. They're almost three billion people which don't have a proper way to go to the bathroom globally. In which almost billion people practice open defecation improved outside every single day. Women and girls have to actually go in groups often late at night together hold in their pin their poop and then travel to five miles to relieve themselves every single night because they're afraid of getting raped and pillaged you know and it's just it's a real problem into date till she's helped you know sixty thousand families getting accion toilet saved five billion trees may flush down the toilet. You've helped reforest street. We soiling projects..

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Silk & Sonder CEO Wants to Serve Self-Care to the Digitally Exhausted

Code Story

00:57 sec | 10 months ago

Silk & Sonder CEO Wants to Serve Self-Care to the Digitally Exhausted

"What does the future look like for you. Product and for your team as we continue to be a generation that is digitally bombarded digitally exhausted over stimulated by everything. That's going on around us. I think ensuring that the products that we launched better physical digital or experiential. All tie back into. Does this create cultivate more joy and clarity and connect shan creativity for our users and so that really means thinking about. How do we personalise emotional health journeys from the day that you start at silken saunder evolve with us over time you know. We can't always control what life brings your way. But how does so consider become that. Go to destination. Whether you're proactively handling your self care or you're reacting to a less ideal situation where you need self care in your pocket or in your purse you think of silken solder

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Silk & Sonder CEO Meha Agrawal on Finding Joy in Debugging

Code Story

01:21 min | 10 months ago

Silk & Sonder CEO Meha Agrawal on Finding Joy in Debugging

"Did you build this to scale efficiently from day. One or you finding this as you grow as paul grandma always says you know build things that don't scale 'cause that means people want your products so it really depends like i think there are. There's constant opportunity for higher performance higher efficiency higher optimization of code so we continue to make that trade off but i think you want to apply a baseline level of thoughtfulness. An excellence upfront without being perfect. So you can minimize pivots. Along the way having been burned in the past with trying to compile code and breaking all the time and then having to debug i actually didn't find joy in debugging and so dot lingering anxiety from those days has forced me to apply a lot of thoughtfulness up front to try to get to eighty percent product market fit for all of our futures and then and then go right and then you can tweak it as you go. So it's it's kind of a delicate dance. But i think i. I don't think we're at a point where we're ready to scale everything efficiently but we try to apply that leads on retesting this in the right way in a lean way but also optimizing for success so that we don't have to be drowning leader

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"agrawal" Discussed on Code Story

Code Story

02:45 min | 10 months ago

"agrawal" Discussed on Code Story

"With a yes. I think you know in our case one of the biggest features that we needed to get right. In order to transfer people from the facebook group into using are closed social network was what are the critical elements that would allow them to adopt are up quickly. And so that's hard right because on facebook you already have the ranking algorithm of all the posts that you have the following are the and structure and menu of direct messaging. And you have everything under the side of regular social network. And i. I really had to think. Okay what is what is the most important activity or behavior that we want happening in the app and it was just about posting and responding to pose comments or replies and so i started there and kind of took out everything else and i think the trade off that i made. Was you know. You can't build a perfect social network overnight and in order silken sandra to create its own assets. Ray we have to think about what connections means or what following means. We're not trying to be another twitter or another facebook. We're trying to do something special at different. And so i think the way to justify that in your head especially as a founder. It's very easy to to get lost in la. La land wanted design the perfect experience. I had to get comfortable with the fact that there's this is the the the blank canvas that we get to rapidly iterating on and we only need a minimum set of features and we needed to look polished. But everything else can be built afterwards and will be built afterwards. And i think that is. That's a hard thing to do but it is. It is what it is There were also difficult decisions to be made around android introducing android right. i underestimated the percentage of users. That had androids and so we actually experienced somewhat of a backlash because people were kicking and screaming but they didn't get their android app. And i was like well. We don't want to introduce parody. But then you realize your android users are also very much engaged in order for them to get off your facebook group. You have.

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"agrawal" Discussed on Code Story

Code Story

04:47 min | 10 months ago

"agrawal" Discussed on Code Story

"Is really when i started to notice that we're building something much bigger. Would you touched on this a little bit. But i'm gonna dive into it a bit more and it'll be interesting to see where you take it analog or digital but tell me about the mvp tell me about how long it took you to build. And what sort of tools you use to bring it to life. There have been multiple phases. I would say that we're still always launching. Mvp's a features this founders might miss. It's not anytime you expand your business and you're adding a new feature or or another layer. You should test it before you invest all your resources in an at every belt whistle and so i'll tell you a couple of different examples are first. Mvp of the actual plan our journal. Physical product was literally looking on yelp. See what the web printing presses were available and essentially asking them. How much is this gonna cost. We wanna princess. I had a friend helping design it and basically just that was the. Mvp two weeks figured out. What what pages. I wanted to put in had it printed and that took it around got user feedback and integrated and then put it up on a website. The funny thing is at the time if felt it. Use your code on ruby on rails integrated with stripe striped subscription offering then navigate shop by at recharge and all the other ready made solutions. And i think. I think you have to decide what. Mvp means for you right for me. I felt very stifled with all the templates. And i didn't know how to navigate any of that code. I figured it'd be easier to just do it from scratch but then we had to interet rate. Once we had a volume we were just using different fulfillment platforms and whatnot and so ultimately shop. If i ended up being the right decision and then the second every pay which i think is very important one and it kind of shapes the reason we decided to go for up to become a vc back. Business is the community angle so when i started silken solder i knew that i wanted to build a much much bigger vision around emotional health and connecting people with others. Because i found that. I was sharing my experience with my friends. They were sharing with me. And then you want you want to get it personalized overtime rate when you become a new mom. It's very different than when you're just graduating college. How do you have the right structure and framework and who can you connect with to catalyze positive. Change in your life and so I i just wired up a facebook group. And i decided you know. This is one way. I'll be able to collect feedback from customers pro with us as a brand but it's also a way to test. How do people engage with a digital product because these are analog users and what was fascinating was that customers were seeing their journal as their space to amok creativity and productivity but they were using this digital forum to connect with each other and share and inspire and the digital currency was all around empowering each other right when you feel stock helping helping one another hour and that really blew up. And that's what led to what is our next. Mvp which is our mobile app and bad is really taking element of the facebook group gruber realizing were restricted with willett facebook. Today we want to build on top of this and we need to understand our customers which it figure out what connections mean within silken saunders social network etcetera. And so that. Mvp was a little bit. I would say more polished. That probably are i of the analog. In the reason for that is we already had a brand rate. We've worked really hard. People enjoy slogan saunders aesthetic and so if we were to launch a janke app to be honest people would react poorly and so that did take a bit of resources but we we essentially had to figure out what is the minimum amount of features. That customers will get their familiar behavior from the facebook group. What's an extra valor whistle that we can add so that people enjoy this even more than what they are. That's fascinating i. I love it starting from an analog product and moving into more more digital space but it's really backed by the process that you you know that you proved through your analog model and through essentially unconstrained model with any mvp and you mentioned three so it'll be interesting to see which one you choose or if you choose mall but with any mvp you have to make certain decisions and trade offs about what you're going to make in the short term and that includes you know i got this feature or i've got to go through this process to choose these pages for the analog product so tell me about some of those trade offs you had to make and how you coped.

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"agrawal" Discussed on Conscious Millionaire Show ~ Business Coaching and Mentoring 6 Days a Week

Conscious Millionaire Show ~ Business Coaching and Mentoring 6 Days a Week

05:34 min | 11 months ago

"agrawal" Discussed on Conscious Millionaire Show ~ Business Coaching and Mentoring 6 Days a Week

"This is actually very related to what you're discussing. What is your sense of your life purpose. And how do you use it to make money. How did you bring the two together. Yeah so my life. Purpose is joy and belonging and helping people experience. The i really believe. I rewrote maslow's hierarchy of needs. He wrote his nineteen forty. Three and a lot has been researched discovered since at the top of my pyramid. Instead of self actualization i have joy and if we can actually experience joy together as a as a kind of north star To me that's my ultimate. Why and and then to build a membership platform for people with over two hundred top practitioners that we cultivated in queue from around the world To teach people how to be the most joyful joyful joyous I can't think of a more important line of work because also the happier we are the more we care about the planet and the leslie pollute less we less. We abused mother earth. And i just feel like there's so connected that that's why my mails why. Well i want to tell you about a rhonda's book belong. We'll have a link to it. You can always go to amazon belong. And it's going to if you are connected to this discussion today. Then you're going to want this book because you don't want to put it in your library you want. Go peruse it you want to give our. You want to become a community member with this book. What's a book that you'd recommend. I have so many books but If you're an entrepreneur and a first time entrepreneur listening to this. I would get my twin sister's book. She wrote a book called also built to Nine figure businesses as well And her book is called. Start your day job starting on business and live happily ever after It's a beautiful book of how to get pr. We don't know how to get appear how to build a community built community how to get marketing Sort of a disruptive marketing ideas when you don't really know where to start there's so many beautiful kind of One of one idea that she shares in her book And i would also recommend and the the book of joy with di lama and and desmond choo choo who also shared Cases and the back of their book to really again practice the scale of joy and again you can come to collective joy dot com with us to to get your fourteen day joy challenge..

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"agrawal" Discussed on Conscious Millionaire Show ~ Business Coaching and Mentoring 6 Days a Week

Conscious Millionaire Show ~ Business Coaching and Mentoring 6 Days a Week

02:51 min | 11 months ago

"agrawal" Discussed on Conscious Millionaire Show ~ Business Coaching and Mentoring 6 Days a Week

"Best business opportunities for me again. It's the mindset of joy and again which is why continue coming back to this as a daily practice because when you come at any situation any challenge i've had hostile takeovers. I've had all kinds of crazy misadventures in my entrepreneur career but if you come back again and again through the mindset of joy the joy of going through that painful experience to come on the other side the joy of just sort of the extremities of entrepreneurship on the good and the bad side If that's your mindset if you can cultivate that mindset. It is truly again a path that makes entrepreneurship so worth doing and so much fun. Well i love that mindset and i loved just sitting. Enjoy myself one of my favorite things to do here. I am up in the mountains for a few months. You're going and sitting by a river and one of my favorite sounds is hearing water. Go over rocks is love. That's so peaceful just there in be with that and that brings me joy. You don't what's a strategy for entrepreneurs to become more financially successful. I think there's so many things but step one that changed. My life was actually again prioritizing community and really focusing on belonging this as a if i have time but as a main priority in your life it. It's wild that in my twenties and early thirties. So focused on on my career on romance that i just prioritize community as third or if i have time and when i began prioritizing community when i began prioritizing friendships and belonging when began prioritizing my joy as an act of belonging nece. It really completely changed the way i think about business the way my business sort of grew and scaled so quickly after that. Because your friends of the first ones to buy your product and service of the first ones to share it for you the first one to to support you when you're when you're going through it and if you haven't cultivated one if you if you're like oh i've got two friends to to share any any sort of deep feeling with. This is the time to really begin doing that. That audit again..

"agrawal" Discussed on Conscious Millionaire Show ~ Business Coaching and Mentoring 6 Days a Week

Conscious Millionaire Show ~ Business Coaching and Mentoring 6 Days a Week

03:34 min | 11 months ago

"agrawal" Discussed on Conscious Millionaire Show ~ Business Coaching and Mentoring 6 Days a Week

"Type of music that we play so in sort of we play disco house and deep house and funk house so so it really depends as you think about your community. What are the constraints that set you apart that craig guardrails that allow members to decide. Do i want to join this community or not. Because it can't just be for anyone in everyone you can't build a thriving community without constraints so that the sea in the chroma thin the are is defining your rituals so rituals as we know is why church has been so you know sort of scaled over millennia. Y you know. Sports teams that chance jerseys. All of those rituals in athletics have been so critical and yet so often community leaders or or business leaders. Don't think about ritual through the lens of their product or business or service so if everyone can think about rituals through the lens of how can people feel really connected to this ritual from community so daybreak. Our rituals are. We don't greet you at the door with a bouncer. We greet you at the door with a hugging committee or complement bar. We have a intention reading at the end of our events where everyone reads a poem out loud together at the end of the dance party. We have a jumping group. Hug moment where everyone connects and really feels the energy of the of this sort of the alchemy of the community coming together. So we have these wonderful kind of ritual posts in event that people really come back for every single time and it's what creates thriving community overtime and creates a joyful customer base or user base For any community leader out there The a in the crawl methods defining your aesthetics and we all know in the world of business the importance of brand the importance of logo design sort of all of your website sort of graphics. Everything is so important but also thinking through. What is the three d. environment so for us in the world of events. Or if you're putting on a pop up for your brand thinking through. What is the three d. Experience look like what it the light coming from whereas the deejay booth being place whereas the decor..

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"agrawal" Discussed on Conscious Millionaire Show ~ Business Coaching and Mentoring 6 Days a Week

Conscious Millionaire Show ~ Business Coaching and Mentoring 6 Days a Week

05:18 min | 11 months ago

"agrawal" Discussed on Conscious Millionaire Show ~ Business Coaching and Mentoring 6 Days a Week

"'red the global morning dance music and wellness movement in five continents with a community of almost half a million people around the globe helped me welcome radha. Agrawal rata welcome to the show gay to bear. Jv well because we're kind of in my two favorite places in the country. I'm in the denver area. Urine urine the new york area. Those are my two favorite areas. How did you choose. We talked about this talk about how. How did you choose to live. Live in new york metro area What was that decision process. Yes i live in brooklyn new york. And i've i'm coming up in my twenty year anniversary. Here i lived through nine eleven as an investment banker out of college and then became A young entrepreneur. I'm building my first businesses in york investing collecting my first investment dollars in new york building. My second business in new york growing that to you know nine figure business in new york and so the idea of living anywhere else. Windass really has been the city of dreams for me. I can't imagine it and then to launch a dance community In york city seven years ago now and downs in the wild locations in new york from the top of the world trade center to the museum of natural history to Just the wilds locations. Here in new york nightclubs And so forth. I just i have such a deep love affair with the city and i'm so here for the renaissance of it coming back of the city post covid so un curious. How did you choose dance. And then you grew it in seven years one hundred million dollar business. Congratulations very few people. Ever have that experience. And we're going to talk about how you used. A thriving community is as part of that growth. Hack for yourself. But how did you choose vestment banking. i'll build a dense community around the world. How how did that transition occur. Yeah so you know when we first I think i think with anything in life you have to think about what is at the root of success. And if what. I realized in my twenty years of building. Businesses.

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"agrawal" Discussed on What Fresh Hell: Laughing in the Face of Motherhood

What Fresh Hell: Laughing in the Face of Motherhood

05:46 min | 1 year ago

"agrawal" Discussed on What Fresh Hell: Laughing in the Face of Motherhood

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"agrawal" Discussed on What Fresh Hell: Laughing in the Face of Motherhood

What Fresh Hell: Laughing in the Face of Motherhood

06:28 min | 1 year ago

"agrawal" Discussed on What Fresh Hell: Laughing in the Face of Motherhood

"Lot. Quince manages every element of the luxury goods. They sell that means. You're getting products of equal or greater quality than the leading luxury brands at a much lower price. So i got a really beautiful washable. Silk wrap dress from queens. I'm wearing it to dinner tonight. It's really high quality and at a surprisingly reasonable price. Keep it fancy. Wilson quincy is a game changer for your wardrobe and your home with prices. Fifty to eighty percent less than other brands. If you're not completely satisfied. Quince will give you a full refund. Go to one quincy dot com slash fresh to get free shipping and three hundred sixty five day returns. That's o n e q. I n c e one. Quince dot com slash. Fresh quality shouldn't be a luxury you deserve it. One quinn's dot com slash fresh. Welcome to fresh take. From what fresh hell laughing. In the face of motherhood. This is margaret. And this is amy. Today we're talking to rata dogra wall. She was named by. Mtv as one of eight women who will change the world. She's the co founder of daybreak over the early morning dance wellness movement with a community of almost half a million people around the globe. She's recently launched dose. Which is a new community with the goal of making joy. The same sort of intentional practice as yoga and meditation. She's the co founder of thinks underwear. She's a mom of a little girl so lay and she's the author of the book along. Find your people create community and live a more connected life. We're going to talk today about practicing and finding our dream communities as we come out of this crazy. Time welcome radha. It's so good to be here. I mean margaret. Having me you were doing so much. I feel like i'm just having trouble getting out of bed in the morning. I listen to that by out what i'm like. Wait a minute. I'm a little intimidated. Oh gosh well you know. I'm blushing really for a field trip. And i was like i can't do this but i get my stamina back a little bit. I think that's what i'm realize. That's exactly it i think. That's why rod is the perfect guest for right now because we are all transitioning out of what was a very hard lonely isolating time and coming out into the world. I was just at a little gathering in the park this morning with the moms from my kid's school and had six times the like her. I don't know how to do this anymore. I don't to talk to people. People keep saying that everybody. I mean it's like i don't know how to do this. This feels great. This feels weird and it feels honestly terrific to me to speak to any stranger. I encounter at this point particularly if you don't have mascot because it's outside so i think this is an opportunity to sort of create the community that you want but i also have no idea how to do that. So that's why i'm glad you're yes so i the call the four as getting aware that you want to build community is the first as the first part of being on this beautiful community belong adventure and that awareness will take you to trying it out right and so he shared with your sister friends that you don't know how to do it. Will awkward is the second being in communication in practice and as long as he push that awkward as we find courage especially now to know that. Everyone's feeling that way just joy and belonging and community building. It really is a skill that you acquire that you have to go through the awareness. Awkwardness the new apply. Third a you apply every day you work on it and it becomes automatic and the fourth day. It's just having the courage to move through until it becomes automatic. It's like anything. Life enjoy is no different. I think that's something that i have actually learned from doing the podcast that there are so many things that we think like. You have it or you. Don't that are just intrinsic to being alive. We were just talking to someone about childhood play and she was saying you know you actually have to kind of teach kids and help them practice imaginative play and i think there's a parallel to the sense of belonging that we feel like well you belong or you don't or you're popular or you're not or your social or you're not absolutely i think about it. Are we taught individuals how to belong on the playground. How to belong in the classroom had a belong. in college. had a belong. We moved to new city. Had you belong me start. A new job had belong become apparent. I there's about seven to ten inflection points in our lives were sort of starting over or in a transition or letting old friends goad invite new friends in like anything it is a skill that you acquire. It is something that you have to actively pursue actively recognize that whether you call yourself names like i'm an introvert. I'm socially anxious. It's so important for us especially now to not adopt at believe these labels to be true. This is our time to recognize the meta vert in all of us. And i call this. Metaphor not introvert. Were neither introverts We are living this beautiful intersection between these two polarities. I think so many of us especially actually starting early on in our youth when we were laughing playground or someone hung up on us when we invited them to our house for dinner inside. They're not coming. There's so many moments in our life that sort of creates a sort of labelling opportunity for ourselves that ends up not supporting us end. So the first thing i share to those. How do i do this on to do this. It's harder to this first. Let's actually look within the first half of my book is all about going in getting comfortable with who you are where you came from. What labels even calling yourself. How those labels have been limiting you and really breaking those paradigm recognizing that we get to these social butterflies. We get to be bookworm. Get to be outward. And gary is yet to be quiet and reserved yet to be all these things and that's the beautiful part of being human in the more we pigeonhole ourselves into these labels and more. We limit ourselves from building community and making deep relationships. What has to be becoming. A mom taught you about the difficulties of creating community and the in some ways of course made new friends. When i became a mom and i was going to the park with babies every day. Some of those women. I'm still friends with some of them are more facebook friends with and that's okay. That's one of the things you talk about in your book right. That relationships can evolve and change over time and that's to be welcomed not to be feared. But how does being a mom complicate our ability to put ourselves out there. Yeah i think that's a limiting belief that society has placed on said. Oh i'm a mom now. Therefore i'm less social am-among now i can't fully let my hair down By freak flag fly you know started whatsapp community. Actually and i invited all these.

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Western Union's CFO Raj Agrawal Discusses COVID-19's Impact on the Company

Bloomberg Markets

05:43 min | 1 year ago

Western Union's CFO Raj Agrawal Discusses COVID-19's Impact on the Company

"Just briefly tell us about the trends that you saw during the pandemic. Did people need to use Western Union more? Hey, Thanks for having me. Yes, absolutely way actually saw that need to receive money during the pandemic Over the course of the last 12 months was greater than ever before. We also saw a shift in terms of how people were using our business. You know, we have obviously. A very broad retail network. But we have also a fantastic, you know, well growing digital business. That is now present more than 75 countries. And so we saw tremendous growth in our digital difference because people were looking very frequently for online ways of sending money to their loved ones and You can imagine that during the pandemic, um you know, in many of these other countries were going through a very difficult time, which would continue to do so. And the people who have the ability to send continue to send money and they used our business quite frequently. So No, we really saw a makeshift not only in our business, but also in the market overall, where digital parts of the market really took off during the course of last year. Raj. We still have persistent higher than we would like unemployment in the United States. How's that impacted your flows in your business? Yeah, way. We're very much a global business, Paul. You know we are presently 200 countries and territories around the world. The U. S is obviously very important Market for us. Yeah, we certainly saw. You know some impact from the unemployment. The pandemic is not behind this yet. We need to see how things play out. We are assuming that the second half of this year will be in a better position economically, not only in the U. S, but also globally. As the vaccines are more widely distributed. So we're hoping for a better second half economically, and I think that again, people who have had the ability to send money people who are Still employed and making money basically continue to use our business at a at a high rate, and we've also seen the amount of principle going through our business go up quite quite a bit. We grew a cross border principle by 12% last year. Where's the entire market was probably down a little bit. So, you know, I think we're still getting good traffic, and people still have a need to receive money. I'm a customer myself of our business and I've spent more money in the last 12 months and I have historically because my my relatives have a need to get that money. So Roger why the decision to increase the dividend? It's really a trip. We've had a track record over the last 14 years. We've increased the dividend by 13 of those 14 years. So we have a lot of confidence in the strength of our business. We know that regenerated A very strong large amount of cash flow. Last year we generated about $900 million in cash. Operating cash flow will have another good year this year, and we think it's really what our shareholders want. And so we've raised the dividend in 13 of the last 14 years, and this is just a continuation of that trend. And you know we're looking for good things. We have a good strategic agenda this year and Being a good healthy dividend is a key part of that for us Raj tucked us about the competitive landscape for Western Union. You guys obviously been in this business for a long, long time, have tremendous brand value. But there's a lot of technological competitors whether it's you know, the apse Venmo or something like that talked to us about the competitive landscape for Western Union. Sure, yeah, I mentioned before we have a very large and strong and fast growing digital business. Our digital business will be about a billion dollars inside this year in terms of revenue side. And we are very focused on the cross border Remittance market as you know, and there many acts like Kendall is much more of a domestically oriented chaotic here in the U. S. So ours is much more about Lending money all around the world, and that's really where our strength is. We have the ability to settle in 130 currencies. In a matter of minutes. We have the regulatory compliance capabilities that go with it. We serve a number of different kinds of partners. We have a white label offering that we've you know that we're partnering with banks and other fintech type players, so we can really be the back and provider to other companies. Even other digital players that may not have the reach that we do. Saudi telecoms is one example. That's been very successful for Saudi Arabia. We have another one in Russia with spare, which is a bank is one of the largest bank in Russia. And so we really have a number of different angles. We have a branded Western union calm offering and, you know, I use our services as well. And you can. You can initiate and completed transaction in the matter of 30 seconds and I can do it for the money. My loved one of in India, you know, matter of seconds very recent college if he's air quite high, considering some competitors don't charge really at all. Are you going to do anything about that? You know, our fees are very representative of the cost of doing business that we, You know, it's not simple. It's not free to really move money around the world. You know, to have regulatory compliance capabilities and to actually protect consumers in terms of when they spend their money. There's a cost of doing business, right 200 markets and that's really what we do, and we're in the business to make money and the other others who are not charging a few. It's not a sustainable business model for them, so that's really the way we look at it.

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