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"axel" Discussed on Overthinking It Podcast
"Club do donkey. So if if axel foley excellently has a tragic fly think right. An actual. Foley's tragic flaw is that he does not trust people he perceives as incompetent right and i think that that may be part of why this feels like a grand drama or comedy to a degree. Is that the inciting incident that drives axel foley to beverly hills is his boss. Assigning the case of his friend being murdered at his apartment right not to him but not just not to him but to i think paul reiser. Right who he believes is incompetent. He can't his sense of justice cannot tolerate his friend's murderer being assigned to win an incompetent officer right and so he then takes his vacation which would make sense right. It would make sense to go on leave but he takes his vacation for the purpose of investigating the murder. And there's a number of times this comes up. He he doesn't tell the lieutenant of the drug shipment even though it might have gotten them to a better plan faster because he does not believe that lieutenant is a position to be competent at executing on the information and so we ended up having to do it himself which puts them at risk right and and puts a lot of other people at risk and so now in terms of him being a shakespearean or comma tragic character comic character. It's interesting that on one hand. It's not like i'm from the mean streets again. It's not that. I'm too tough or or or i disguise myself so much that i don't really know who i am. No it's none of those things right. It's that it's that. I only trust the people who really earn my trust and i think is also part of the racial narrative here because why would he does anybody in beverly hills to treat him with the kind of respect that would warrant trust right and in fact why in detroit would he feel that way either based on what we know about his experiences in detroit he. His relationships are earnt. You might even say that he comes more of an honor culture that addicted culture. Perhaps right like that. That axel foley trust people through their words and actions abide by what he sees as the moral law right and a law reputation to the extent that he then cares who they are and cares what happens to them in in a positive way which is allies. Which by the way is why he still friends with his with his convict a guy that he grew up with right or or why it's still you know the art dealer woman you know from the old neighborhood or whatever and exactly what neighborhood that is where all of these three people where the you know the The guy out of the italian mobster film you know Axel foley and The blonde woman majoring in art history. Right where they all grew up together. Like i wanna see this magical neighborhood train in the seventies i guess yeah i guess they're pretty young right. It wouldn't have been the sixty s. Well it would have been kids in the sixties and then they would have been because i guess what. How old is how old is murphy. When he makes this movie is a good question. Four twenty three m is he. He was so young on saturday. Night live racy. It was crazy how young he blew up when he was like eighteen. I mean now. He's now he's only fifty nine. Which is like you know. It's it's Tom cruise is like older than eddie murphy. So funny right Not tim crews will compete with tom. Cruise there's no but i wanted to. Eddie murphy is a year older. They also broke through when he was very young the book because he had risky business and he was like child right. Not really but like yeah. Yeah yeah it's just it's crazy anyway. Sorry we kind of went. Yeah exactly. we're we're circling the the podcast here. But the you know the action of this movie you never see a crime committed and that is a signal to me that that's actually not the like the the dynamics of law enforcement or the kind of the the dynamism of that is is not the dynamism that The film is really interested in. Its its interested in these kind of character moments. And it's interested in the kind of like eddie murphy eddie murphy in real hard That you know is kind of like so charming and pleasurable to to watch to enjoy and that like you know so that like even the yet even exactly what. The crime is like he smuggling some stuff under the guise of being an art dealer. It's not the details of it aren't important. The criminal is underdeveloped and this is not. this is like changed Sorry this these wouldn't even call them defects. Because it's such a good movie. Like this emphasis. I i'll i'll say is different if i recall in the subsequent films one of which involves a like a leggy blonde assassin. If i'm not if memory serves correctly and the the other which takes place at Theme park If memory serves but the But this one is is really interested in these kind of like in the social dynamics and like what You know what it sort of means to be a to be among the the fake people in. Beverly beverly hills. Yep yeah almost. If i were to re title the movie i would call it. Beverly hills rules. It's about the different rules that everybody lives by and And and the outside who's able to come in and expose their their rules for what they are at by rica. sexualizing them. Certainly i like what he invokes. Michael jackson in order to achieve clout to get a hotel reservation. This idea that like you don't care about being racist against me but you care about being racist against michael jackson. That's like find understanding of the dynamics of situation. The one thing. I wish is that at the end when the hotel tab was paid that it had been some kind of elaborate con- you know what i mean that that like something other than the cops coming up and saying hey You know the police department will will take care of it just in a straightforward way. Right i wish. I wish it offered a like a kind of kota like one more opportunity For axel to sort of show his you know kind of bravura You know mastery of of all of all social situations right. Talk himself into a free hotel room right other than just the gratitude of his allies stealing ropes. That that hotel room. Pete was like two hundred thirty dollars a night. Can you believe that. Oh my god. Things cost so much money in beverly hills nine hundred eighty four. I wonder what that. I wonder what that that is. I can ask for right be worth. It's five hundred ninety two dollars by the cpi. Oh oh that's interesting. so it's it's about. What a motel six costs now. These days six hundred dollars because they only have one room and it's constantly being sprayed with. That's why cost that much. It's just all pirot all the time. But the the one action sequence. That really did hit different. As i guess the kids say though i'm probably misusing that let me Let me year that word right trash the though the one sequence that that really caught me was the truck chase at the beginning. Yes detroit right. We're after like being undercover and busting or at least trying to bust some sort of criminal enterprise selling a smuggled cigarettes stolen cigarettes that like Or i guess the real crime was tax evasion because they had no they had forged tax certificates on all of the on all of the pack cigarettes that like in that that truck chase real eighties seventies and eighties. Cars getting smashed up and like the truck jack-knifing through the swerving and jack knifing through the streets that the carnage down.
"axel" Discussed on Overthinking It Podcast
"A rookie and a middle manager. Right and part of the arc of this movie is axel foley negotiating with them to the point where he understands who they really are and he does this out of self interest because he wants to understand them so we can manipulate them into getting him what he wants. But there's a mutual friendship there because as he discovers more about them he realizes that they want what he wants. Which is justice right and especially justice for the murder of this friend of his and to do their jobs. Police officers as they can see them. Strictly as distinct from how they're regulated by the institutions that they work for but anyway so in order to kind of mess with them fully leads them bring them to a strip club right which makes them very uncomfortable. They're not supposed to drink on duty. They're not supposed to be in a strip club they're out of their jurisdiction but exa fully as talked them into go into this place. I think by telling them. And it's a very conservative bar right where they'll just sit down and and and then talk a little bit about what's going to happen with the case and you have these two very obvious eighties criminals. They might have been eighties aliens depending on local. What does have a hawk of sorts. But they are. Were like a mohawk mullet kind of messed up haircut so they could have been aliens. they could've been. They could've been criminals. They're criminals and they've come to rob the strip club and an excellent fully modulate the level of seriousness in their conversation. On a dime. Right eddie murphy. Kind of turns the tone and is because he's talking to that he's joking with them about what he knows about this drug case that they're trying to bust and what's really going on and what he's not telling his superiors and fully with them and pushing their buttons to. He's zeroes in like a laser on. Taggart the sergeant right and starts mapping out the tactical situation room. Right as in like these at that guy. What do you think about him highs wearing a long coat in the winter. Do you think that's normal right. And he's leading tagger to come to the conclusions that he wants to come to. Which is this place is about to be robbed right. That there's a guy with a gun here or there to follow them or something along those lines. There's a threat right. And then and then when he recognizes how tiger response to it he says go over there and cover that guy. I'll take out the other guy and there relationship makes such a leap in that moment right because they go from being the buffoon babysitter and the sort of smart wise guy trying to get out of supervision two brothers in arms right who are in a in a combat unit right and it's all done because actual foliage so and understanding. This is what this guy wants right. This is the me that this guy wants to meet right. This is the person that this guy wants me to be in this situation and reveal to him that it's actually pretty authentic to. I am right like he thinks. I'm joking buffoon but really i'm very serious. Pursuer of justice right. And and so. I'm going to reveal this truth to him because i know that it's going to work with him. It's going to advance our relationship like instantly and from that moment on and the rest of the movie you know. Taggart is pretty much entirely loyal to well. No he does. He does right about that one last time but like from there on out. We know things about tagger. We didn't know before we know the axel foley and he's probably gonna end up being on his side right. Yeah i mean it's there's so many little moments like that that really color the differences in the relationships so i could go on and on about each and everyone. But it's interesting like in this in this part of the plot. You know where where he arrived. This is like before. He's even really done much investigating he's just sort of arrived in beverly hills gotten thrown through a window gotten arrested. I mean not much has happened you now. He's the slow that's for sure. He's he's going to the this before. The kind of the investigation of what was going on in earnest starts. And he's he's sort of feelings guys out and they go back after this. This robbery is thwarted. And they go back to the you know the beverly hills police department the to beverly hills. Detectives he now are standing by while. Eddie murphy sort of spins a story that makes them look very good. You know tells the story how it happens. In the way that he knows you know in the way that he knows the lieutenant is gonna wanna hear and that like That they are kinda wet blankets rally. They don't and they don't let him do it. They don't let him tell the story that that makes them look good which is important because of the way that beat plays pays off in the very last moment of the of the thing where the lieutenant turns around and does it to the to the chief of police beverly hills that you know sort of tells a completely story about you know what what happened in the shootout that makes That sort of clears axel of wrongdoing. My goodness did you notice. He's from detroit. The motor city and his name is axel. Did.
Trump ally Ronna McDaniel reelected to head RNC
"To lead the Republican National Committee is the RNC's winter meeting wraps up on Amelia Island, But I am mad and I am not gonna let socialism rule in this country and I'm gonna work with every single one of you to make sure we squash it. We take Packed the house. We take back the Senate in 2020 to make. Daniel condemned this week's riot, the capital, saying violence does not represent axel patriotism in baseball Hall of Famer Tommy
"axel" Discussed on Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness
"Give getting curious. Yes when you were coming into the past where the triple i. Does he meet trip. Yes yes no. There's there's like one little where you were like skating out. And i was like i did know so so you did then. It's a lot. It's a lot to like gopher something did you notice. No no could really tell unless like you're really looking because i just got really fucking nervous. Fuck girls like you got this. It's okay you else. I love about you and the olympics. Die tape you know The axle is not easy. Tra- blocks not an easy jump guys so it takes a lot of force and so i have to tape my abductor because it gets really tight. What does that do it just holds it in place so that axel doesn't always go perfectly so like when it is off like my doctor just doesn't get lake place in the wrong place it hold it all together the cutting edge. No it's on netflix. though isn't it. This is hard to operate. This is ice princess. I not nice. Try and i realized that you're really into podcasting anything that you really like you know in the driver on this and that's fine but we're not gonna we're going to russia nine cutting edge. It is one of the most iconic films not only figures getting films in general. It is the story of this. Paris skater who cannot find the partner that she wants and then this hockey player. Who basically gets ready to cheesy figure skater. Hockey skater. kristi yamaguchi then he and then he has to and then he has to become a figure skater. And there's this whole movie montage toe pick it's very major not real life nationals nationals. There's a brother sister pairs team. Who get stuck in the other ones lederhosen. They're totally supposed to win. Because they fall nationals against them in and so they can do this really controversial move called the pm. Shinko which is essentially like triple axel wave girl around. She goes like destined. She gets waved around honestly. And like all this. You have to see the cutting edge and then once you see it on the plane you'll be like okay. I see what he's saying. I'm going to like literally put a camera on myself for the entire movie and just the whole time john dropped. And i'll send you this hour long clip of me just speechless because of what you made me what you love it maybe out..
Musk predicts full autonomy from 2021
"All right so getting into the must interview. This was earlier today. Yulon was accepting the axel award the fifth person to win this award so we sat down for about a thirty minute. Chat or so with axel springer's see up overall. I thought it was a really good interview. I'll put the link in the show notes. A lot of stuff that we have heard before of course but some interesting new insights as well from you on. I think the biggest headline will probably be comments around. Autonomous driving axles springer. Ceo asked quote win. Is thomas driving really really going to happen. And quote and john said quote. I'm extremely confident of achieving full autonomy and releasing it to the tesla customer base next year. And so of course. We've heard comments like this from the past. And we also have this sort of convolution going on between full autonomy and tesla's full self-driving option as oftentimes ilan will talk with that as a frame of reference and talk about win. That option will be feature complete which is not necessarily full autonomy so the actual springer co did a great job here of clarifying that point saying level five relief full autonomy and eline replied. Yes yes and quote so just to clarify what that means that five is defined as the vehicle being incomplete control and it can handle all circumstances conditions that a human driver could reasonably handle so essentially full autonomy. If we step down the levels level four is basically the same except it is only in certain locations or in certain circumstances so you can think of something that is geo fenced or maybe only works during the daytime or when. It's not raining something like that. But if all those conditions are met it can be fully autonomous. It doesn't even need deva pedal or steering wheel and again. The vehicle has full control and responsibility stepping down to level three. This is the middle ground. Where under certain conditions within the drive the car may be able to take over but when those conditions are no longer the case. The car needs to alert the driver to be ready to take over with a reasonable warning period. So good example there is. Maybe it's highway only where you don't really need to pay attention. There's no nag but as your your exit. Maybe the cartels you. Hey and ten seconds you need to be ready to take over control so to go from level to where the driver is info control but has sort of assistance features to go to level. Three is really a big significant step and even with the full. Self-driving beta test tesla has not taken that step quite yet but of course. That's what they hope to be able to collect data four to be able to prove that eventually the system can go ahead and confidently have control needing that driver monitoring if that happens on some portions of the drive. Tesla ben is able to step up to level three. If tesla's confident that that can happen for all portions of some drives that step to four and if it can take over every drive all the time that's level five so ilan feel confident that they can eventually get to level. Five yuan here is saying that that will happen next year again. That would be quite a step up. From where tesla is today as for regulations allowing something like this. You llamas competent that at least some jurisdictions will allow that next year and from my limited research on this. I'm pretty sure many states already do think florida is a great example where fully autonomous vehicles are already permitted and ready to go where nothing would need to change in the regulations to allow a level five operation of course many other areas could be more strict and the regulation. And it'll sort of get phased in. I think over time if this is able to be achieved
How To Stop Being Involved in Every Aspect of Your Business
"Hello and welcome to another top advisor marketing podcasts. Couple of days ago I had the honor of interviewing a guy named John Lincoln who's a an INC five, thousand growth company He's the CEO of ignite visibility. He's a digital marketing expert and he brought up stuff that has been subject Kirk and I've talked about four ever and it was so much fun for me and after I shared it. With the team that that are craziness is actually being corroborated by other people's craziness. But today we're GonNa talk about what some of the stuff I talked about with John which is how we hear top advisor marketing want you to market like you're a business not just like your some shop that was kind of a mom and pop sort of thing. So Kirk, where do we even begin with his brother? Yeah I mean the first time I heard of the idea of what you just said I'll paraphrase Michael Gerber. and Michael Gerber world renowned. Business consultant uses the words own a business, not a job. And I haven't gone here for a while in our conversations but. Mindset is everything. To, be more successful a high market in your business. We've talked about a year. WE'RE GOING TO BE WE'RE GONNA get into it today a little bit more so you need to think about Your financial practice like a business and you need to market like a business to say your thoughtful sustainable success. And the first title of our episode for this. Actually when we thought about it was market like own business, not a lifestyle practice and then you and I both kinda pause or like hey. Any sense either like why does it really matter what kind of business or what size of business you have as as a fast visor or professional advice giver Because if you have a lifestyle practice, wouldn't you want a powerful marketing machine like a system? To produce opportunities. To build brand awareness and have a system that you don't have to. Just kind of runs bills momentum in your business. So this is for a really everybody, every style type practice or financial firm. But if you WanNa be successful, you gotTa market you run your marketing like a business and stop Dabbler. Yeah. No more dabbling man what one of these US said a little while ago on one of our podcast is that you should give yourself permission to market to who you want to market to instead of just kind of casting net net out into the middle of the ocean and something that you're going to talk about now is this idea of kind of how you do that you've referred to that is growth pyramid. Would you mind breaking that down? Absolutely. I was actually speaking with a friend of hers coach. Joe Lucas. And he has a certain way that he loves to explain. How advisors should invest more in marketing adult adult think about marketing. these actually I named the Growth Pyramid for fun. This is through conversation I had with. Joe Likes to break down these three things. I wanted credit for stuff that I got from somebody else but he likes to talk to just about this way and he was he's bag on. And I've taken a little bit further as what we do some branding is really. One third of how you view. Higher GonNa Grow Your Company. and. That's your story, and then you're town that story to. Is Really important that you? Invest in having a story that really resonates with the people that you want to work with. Right when you said a complimentary Market like you have a choice of who you attractive business. That's a big deal for financial visors because I don't think most advisers thinking really have that much of a choicers too difficult to get there as not. True. The second part of the Growth Pyramid is marketing. And that's really having a system of staying connected people, attracting people to your message and being able to talent share that story on a consistent basis as many places makes sense for your audience aren't so being Omni present. Across social media in the digital landscape, SEO websites, thinking of all these things that can help you stay connected and telling sharing a story on a consistent basis that's marketing in need you need to have a system to make that out. If, you're if you're staying connected with. Axel get back to how these are all interacting the second. The third piece. Is Business Development and that seems to be the place of the focus of most fanshawe advisers in their mindset is. I don't need a system as much. I just need wherever I I just need to get. People in my office to talk with them. What's the most direct obvious to get to those people? That's for most advised focused And Joe Season, his businesses that when you can figure out how to get all three of these things working. Now you're running like a business but if you're just business development another word for that sales, you're just focus. You've got a sales mentality not American.
"axel" Discussed on CritterCast
"So this is why scientists are so fascinated and they firmly believe that it's rooted in those stem cells that make up so much on the was there just all over because they're spread all over the body so like We find stem cells in very particular areas of our body or I'm in like development and they change into other types of cells but terbal area across most species have stem cells that stay stem cells right further whole lives they don't ever adapt into another cell type. So most of our listeners probably have heard about themselves before but if we have a listener whose like okay I've heard of those before I'm not quite sure what like why are they so cool why does everyone care about? Yes stem cells are like these cool blank template cells that can change and adapt even just the one salad doesn't have to reproduce to adapt into another cell type that is needed right. So they're very versatile and they are the key to most species that have regenerative qualities They're the key to a lot of people wanting to study amputee season we've talked about, I, think we've talked about this other episodes as well but stem cells are and to be honest I don't have a solid grasp of all. I mean people make literal careers on studying stem cell stem cell research is a massive field rightfully so and we don't know everything about them because this is an amazing. Amazing function. Qendra are like the powerhouse of the cell. Cells are like the mysterious superhero. Oh. Yes there you go back strange little ache in south of blank canvas that not only spontaneously can paint itself, but also can become a couch. Yes. It does. It wants to be. Yeah. Artists. Anymore I will just be. Butterfly. Just crazy stem cells are strange and turbo area all the species of turbo area are. Some of the things that scientists hope that we can learn from studying turbulent area I mean really it's it's it's mostly focused in those regenerative qualities. There is not a I couldn't find a ton of information on what people are specifically studying right now but it's it really is just. Those stem cells plus we've talked about before why some species are. So you know so much kept in labs in studied because they're very easy to keep alive their easy to replicate in these guys are they're very easy. Put them in some water, feed him some protein. You go and when the many as you want and the facts that they are so widespread across the globe probably makes a little bit easier for us. Yeah and they're very easy to find. They're all. I mean we I wouldn't necessarily go hunting for one but like they're very easy to find right is there all? We talked about Axel models awhile ago and have some really cool originators capabilities as well but acts. Originated from a tiny one area. One body of water. Yeah. That right and we don't want it to clear that natural habitat or night population and they don't reproduce quite as easily. No they cannot asexually reproduce. No. So that's why being able to study this and something that's so widespread young an amazing opportunity. Yeah. Yeah. Cool. So I also, they also are capable of sexual reproduction which. So..
CoD League Layoffs
"Let's go. Let's switch gears a bit. Can we talk about? Do Business we call of duty leak and look. It's another opportunity for me to you know rag on them a bit. But this was an article from Dallas News, DOT COM and. And the article, the headline was Dallas Empire partways with three time world champion cloister prior to twenty twenty, one season with the twenty twenty one cdl season moving to a four on four format. The Empire had to make a tough decision. So basically, just to summarize the article next year call of Duty League is going to a foreign four format versus a five on five format. And that means. After winning the call of duty, league, championship the after the empire, which is owned by envy. I believe after they won. Now. They're essentially laying off their one of their if not the star player on their team. Which is weird right while Liam on it's it's we are dessus like this would be like if like three super bowls, the Patriots were like you know what Tom Thanks Take Yeah, you really you really contributed bet they're going to a sixteen and format and. It's weird. Because presumptively look an I'm not an expert on call duty scale, and maybe he is not mechanically as strong in this last season is he wasn't early seasons. If you win three world championships, you're probably pretty good. Seems like a keeper to me what's going on Axel like you follow the Collagen more than like what's behind this kind of bombshell shift? Yeah super curious stuff. Obviously the context of this to everyone's kind of playing from home. Everyone's kind of navigating through all this cove stuff. So everything's Kinda different in general I think there's a lot of fun tangents we get into call itself. I'm sure you guys have explored conversations of of of of free to play versus the yearly model which I think is the hardest thing that games like Halo and call of duty of had to overcome the fact that they're used to releasing a game every year for sixty bucks. How does that work with the East sports? Ecosystem. If your game is constantly changing, you're expecting a new pro seen to arise from new game every year versus other games like starcraft, which has been the same, which will which will be the same versus other games that are just completely free to play and only have updates every. So often likely legends and fortnight so. Ton Nick into potentially there but at the end of the day. This roster move call of duty in in closed her the constant changes. I think there are always going to be tough I mean just the fact that this change is happening with the League, the roster changes having to be made it clearly didn't seem like there's a lot of heads up given to players and teams, which is a big deal when it's such a massive franchise chef, the vestment and big deal for so many people so. Yeah Dude I'm Kinda of be Willard about this as y'all are I was mentioning earlier when we were talking for the show the fact that. We see a lot of east sports teams with like really nice. Really good subs in, and that's the thing that gets me with this cloister comes into this team's veteran As a leader to his players and I think that obvious first of all they they release a lot of their comes and it's pretty clear that places leader these guys not only that he's older than these guys and he's had more titles. I'm sure. I'm sure all his teammates would say the same thing. So I feel like I would have loved to see some capacity were still involved as a power sub on the team because guys in east sports it's not just going to be these this roster verse Dash Roster All. The time. We're GONNA have teams that throw in a sub in game two maybe they throw on a seven game five they're on their specialist in game one so on and so forth. So I kinda get confused when I think about that dynamic is like how do you let go of this guy when he's a leader? He's one of the truest veterans of the scene is clearly skilled and you have the potential ever power sub who can still be a leader for your team. So there's a lot of questions there for me. I answer that question for you because I think, I know what it is I. Can I mean Paul Area? Oh I have a theory you better have. Your theories probably going to be the same as my theory I mean. This this is like cost-cutting, right? The like these teams are all burning prodigious amounts of cash. Call of duty Lee activision blizzard. Done much on the Economic Split Front I'm sure right I guarantee you the honest messaging from activision blizzard. His guys were not expanding this year. You know don't bet on any increase in dollars coming in from the league. Three three next year. But so so the very simple they look at the roster and they go who's the most expensive player it's our oldest guy three time champ like. But he's probably the highest player and they go. Well, we killing and the reality is, and I'm totally speculating now I've never seen this guy's contract but I'm expecting a lot of these contracts are done to in once right two years plus one right so he's played out. It's a free break. There's no penalty fee for it. Maybe some other guys are in the I truly suspect it's economic. It's either that or there is such a radical change coming to the game beyond the four four format Matt that. 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Knowing What Leads to Victory
"This is Jaakko podcast number to forty five with Echo Charles in me Jaakko willink good evening Echo vide-. Also joining tonight is Dave Burke leaving dave good evening. Did you make it to the status of Honorary Co host. Yes No. As thinking, we're getting their people want to know why they call him a good deal Dave. This. The fact that we've been talking about this is why check back again tonight with more combat lessons from the. From the document called combat lessons. Document written in the throes of World War Two and what they were doing interviewing. Frontline leaders and front line troops. Fact. The subtitle is rank and file in combat what they're doing and how they're doing. We've covered to these so far, and this is the third one. And you know sometimes I, think you know, I mean, we kinda get the idea right and I'll start thumbing s I started thumbing through. This one is you know do we really need to cover another one of these? So I started coming through it and you start reading these things. And I can't put it down and I'm still learning and so. I figure if I'm learning, we can all learn. Why why try to hold back from the people? No reason. We can get right into it. So here, this combat lessons. Volume Three. and. We've done to these so far actually I forget what number podcast they are, but we've covered to these volumes is the third volume. And this is what all the volume start off with this. The paramount combat lesson learned from every operation is the vital importance of leadership. which is really an interesting thing that we say. Every single time we talk to people are equipment or supply, and above are all men and above all our men are splendid. Aggressive and determined leadership is the priceless factor which inspires a command and upon which all success in battle depends. It is responsible for success or failure. And that is. July third, nineteen, forty, four. Starts. Off just jumping right into leadership command need for leadership comments received from all active theatres continue to emphasize the need for competent and aggressive leaders. This is especially true as regards junior officers and noncommissioned officers. Who tended General Courtney Hodges who observed operations in? North Africa and Italy stated. Before, I even get to that. Why is it? So why is it just so awesome? That they're just pointing out over and over and over again in each one of these volumes that leadership is the most important thing on the battlefield. And yet. We. Work with companies. That have no leadership training for their people. Until Axel Homefront shows up and then I guess they do. But it's bizarre. that. It's bizarre that it is so hard. What makes it? What what day? What makes it so hard to see? That leadership is the most important thing. What do you think makes it so hard to say I. Stumped. Good. Yeah. There's a couple of things I. I don't think people. Realize how impactful leadership is almost convinced themselves that hey, are what we can do is. We bring people with these skills or are our software, Sweden. They get. So wrapped up in all these other components they lose sight of the fact that this thing intangible thing that you can't really track with the with the spreadsheet they lose sight of how important it is and I think the other part that we've seen a lot now is. People lose sight of how often you have to keep addressing leadership, and so they think it's sometimes eight. No I understand what a good leadership and they think they are applying it but they don't realize that. Hey, I've gotta keep addressing this over and over and over again and they lose sight of not just how important. But also how important is how hard it is to sustain it and we come work with companies. The more we work with them and the long work of them. The more they want to keep doing and they realize man had I had no idea how long this journey was going to be. But the ones that figured out. To. They. They. They elevate quickly they so good so fast when they make it a priority. The first thing that you said. You are defacto not detached when you're inside of a company your firefighting day to day, you're trying to figure out what the next quarter is going to be. You're trying to figure out what's going on with the sales team. So you're in it and so you you start to lose track of the fact that this is this is. All about leadership. Yeah. So that happens and that's why when we come in with a company. We can immediately see because we are detached.
New York City restaurants give outdoor dining a go
"Similar Similar nice nice weather weather lots about their living. Eating outside is kind of a way of life in restaurants pretty much have it down in New York. Different thing serving outside can be a big and expensive pivot, especially in places where outdoor space is limited. Sidewalks and parking lanes have their limits, You know, and also nobody wants a side of truck exhaust with their meal. All right now outdoor dining and take out are the on ly options, so thousands of New York restaurants are giving it a go. Marketplaces Kristen Schwab checked in with two of them to see how it's going. Walk down Franklin Avenue in Brooklyn at night, and in some ways, the new normal doesn't look quite so bad. Franklin is like one big, socially distanced outdoor dining party with table spilling onto the sidewalk and into the street. Sounds and smells of different restaurants bleed together. There's Mexican, Caribbean, Ethiopian, Chris Chris Calamity Calamity and and Lincoln Lincoln Wheeler Wheeler are are at at a a table table outside outside Roz Roz Plant Plant based based Ethiopia. Ethiopia. Yes, Yes, we we just just ordered ordered and and We We got got a a tip tip with with injera. injera. And And then then we we ordered ordered was was the the other other one one so so food food dish dish within within Jared Jared on on a a kind kind of of salad salad and and some some some. some. They're They're celebrating their friend who didn't want to talk. Just got a pandemic puppy. And after four months of not being able to eat out, calamity, says ST Dining feels good, But it uh it actually felt a little bizarre the first time Right now. It's sort of just feels normal, like walking around seeing everyone outside eating. Very like very European vibe that I think it's pretty refreshing for New York. A lot of time and money went into creating that vied Romeo Rigali owns a restaurant with his wife, Milica. Ultimately, they sank $5000 into that outdoor space, and it's tiny, just six tables in a parallel parking spot on the street with a few more on the sidewalk. The day they announced that outdoor dining was allowed. I went online and I applied. You gotta prove right away. And then I just ran to Home Depot for Rigali. It would be the first of many trips that one was for plans started. You want 30 for? I believe I counted right. We wanted to make love Tropical tropical tto help diners forget they're eating just inches away from honking cars and idle ing delivery trucks. Then there was the trip for cinderblocks to keep those cars and trucks where they belong. Then another trip for wood fencing city inspected, recalled his parking spot patio three times. And each time he had to shut it down and make adjustments feels like the rules are always changing. Just every day. There's something new was tired of Home Depot. Just a lot. With takeout as the only other option every square foot counts and for many restaurant owners that comes down to luck. Narrow storefront, narrow patio, fire hydrants, bus stops and subway grates. Forget about it. Corner location. Nice. A few blocks away from Rigali is restaurant, Izaak Solace, a French American restaurant with a Michelin star. Solace is known for its $70.6 course meal or it wass. Steve Wang is the director of operations. Six courses, servers at the table, talking with the gas clearing the plates that had been eaten on six times a guest seemed like a lot of contacts. Also, Boxall is his patio is pretty far from the kitchen with steps and uneven pavement along the way, and during that long walk food gets cold or doesn't stay cold. So now the raw yellow fin tuna comes with the tomato dashi water on the side in a bottle on ice. Don't know what tomato Darcy Water is No worries. I had to ask to assault tomatoes down. Let the water drain out. And then you infuse it with kombu and Benito. So guess, pour the tomato water onto the fish. And it kind of keeps the dish cool while they eat it properly Chilled tomato water isn't Wangs on Ly challenged. The dining area is in what was a vacant lot behind the restaurant. Long's team cleared out the trash and added twinkly lights and white fencing to glam up the space. Beyond that, it's not very easy to control the elements. You know everything from the heat. Teo pests, mosquitoes around I'll explain. Finally do not go together. Maybe not. But customers don't seem to mind. And for now, outdoor dining is helping the business break even It is on a good day. Axel's had to close early that evening. A peak night Friday at a peak hour, eight PM Because even after you control the food and the space and the bugs, one thing you can't control is rain. I'm Christian Schwab for marketing.
Yokoji Zoom Dharma Talk
"Komo morning. Aubier all stained safe. Just wanted to start off with just just with a reminder. I mean obviously we're going through the the Calvin. That doesn't seem to be. Easing Polat, but our attention is more drawn by the. Protests the the murdering. George! Floyd many many other people. Many people get in a stood up by this year. Myself included. I just wanted to bring up the basis of Buddhism So we don't lose sight of it, because that not basis is going on twenty, four seven. No matter where the circumstances or good or not somebody. was saying to me. You know why why you doing these practices. The China appreciate these excetera. To appreciate peace but it goes a lot further than that The, Buddhists, basic teaching, which obviously Zen is an outgrowth. Auburn hasn't changed since the time of the day really hasn't changed for religion either. doesn't matter what religion you are. They're still. The fact of of suffering. As a Buddha. Apparently said the implication of suffering in Sanskrit Pali. Was this one here is stuck axel wheel? In other words. There's something not quite right you know, so go to look at look was actually going on. Internally, we also we do the eggs to fairly easily but it's important to see what's going on and to check. The at that. Suffering can be either accepted or even more importantly if it can be a mechanism to change, which is the the most important thing acceptance is one thing. A lot of people miss Categorized, but his same was just about acceptance of the way things are what no change to so without current situation you know with the Covid retreive mitigate, try and prevent the spread These we see we see what's actually going on. And we do it, we can. Then we obviously change with a new information's comes in information that we find we try and innovate wherever we can't and communicate in various ways. with the with the protests which? our right as citizens of the United States for those of you in Europe. maybe doesn't quite appealed to you at a p to you in the same way as well we go in through over here right now, but that that is right in constitutionists amendment. We have a right to protest we have. That we won't. BE targeted all have violence against us. is human beings. Being in this country. We have a right to protest. Those rights have been threatened right now. Sensible van that goes around so. police bed that in mind. This is a right in our constitutional constitutions threat. I don't take that lightly. And their amendments further on about black lives matter. Those should be respected. Those should be upheld and practised so that you ought my political stance on political in the sense that I feel evil. Guy Never goes, and there is a sense sense of sadness with with all of this. We have a constitution. The many of us we think will yeah. Now we did it. We did it, but asked to be hauled, appalled and practice. That's one of the hardest things. Of It. You know that practices twenty, four seven. We can enter into many different ways. So anyway going back to the second pot as a cause of suffering. You know there's a cause of suffering then this possibility of an end of suffering, and this is what we can do, but the important thing is to engage in that process the first thing. is to look at why that suffering is a rising. To put into into process those practices that really help us through this. Remember religions, which when I say religions a main. the original meaning that they think rely the would. Religion comes from which is religio which is bringing back. Thoughts are all over the place and then bring him back that energy, so he can really see and appreciate what we have. In the in Buddhism, we say that. Nirvana is some Sahra or This? Piece the we live is the will that is occurring twenty four seven. The reason that we don't see is the we think it should be away.
"axel" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"The shelter it was all the bigger than I had imagined it it had like these ten to twelve foot chain link fences barbed wire on top everything was locked there's no way in or out there so many broken down cars and auto parts everywhere it was a greasy there's all this oil on the floor just like sludge and I kind of worked my way back and it's you know it's dark there's no lights and I'm like Axel Axel you in here and I just like I see the selling of a head like pop out from the doorway and he's like what's up you may and like we had this moment and I'm telling that's more than my friend my brother I give me a big hug and I start to cry and tell him dude man we gotta get out here think about this the worst moments man all of this situation the only thing you want to see somebody friend it went from like being really scared and just trying to figure out like what am I going to do in a situation just to sing Axel and being like like the card to gather and we can figure this out some like dude where we gonna sleep and acts like you're sleeping my van like what do you think it's like this like nineteen sixties old like VW hippie van that's painted bright yellow what is up on cinder blocks it doesn't work and Axel slides open the side door and inside he's made like a little bad luck is for the C. downs person blankets.
"axel" Discussed on KTRH
"Welcome back this is regarding one I wanna get that part always single children over and above that makes the areas of on the arm so we're we're looking at that songs about a happy day songs about being happy maybe the best day well what was the other thing we're looking at theme we were looking at the end of the show yesterday because of your beautiful days beautiful day yeah you too that means you two's gonna Axel absolutely have hit the cycle this morning by the way we were talking one of the very first callers on the border of the two that we had the second caller we talked about the deep root feeding trees if you've got old established trees this is not a project you do yourself right you call affordable tree service they'll come do it for you if this is not the normal time of the year may no matter how the weather played out January February or right now but this is definitely not the time to your to do the major pruning of trees however there are circumstances where they can and should be done but only if the company that's doing the work is qualified and that's were affordable comes in so yes deep root feeding tree removal all the tree work that normally needs to be done in may June can be done and should be done by the quality and the expertise in the the expert workmanship affordable tree service here was a funny story that happened last weekend that I the still I'm shaking my head out that somebody called a different tree cover they had the word affordable in it and they said now we don't deep roots feed trees trees trees don't need to be deeper fat around here well that just tells me they don't.
Flash Briefing Coaching with Lucien Lu
"Let's get let's get to the nuts and bolts here now for this flash briefing. So I know you've had a look at some of the stuff on my course flash briefing formula and so maybe you can tell us like where are you at now in terms of preparing to launch a slash briefing? What have you done so far and and sort of what are the next steps? And how can I help you right? So I've gone through. This amazing course is. Actually you guys can find this election. Candid knows where I found. Terry but on teachable here. This course is amazing. I've gone through a few of these videos now. And a lot of super helpful to to identify like I've gone through module one module two and I'm getting to the point where it's as to record your flash briefing and upload it so it's it's the process of you know now that I have a kind of a little bit of content up ready to go ready to put up a logo and everything but I. I want to be able to find out the last steps. How do I put the says fee? Or how do I put things together? What do I need when he do? I need to all what service do I need? Stuff better okay. So just just to just to recap so So you've done a lot of the prep-work so you've got you've got your sort of your local your icon that's going to be your flash briefing icon. Okay so you got that. That's thumbs up we've got And you've got sort of your what. What's the name of your FLASH BRIEFING TO BE? Have you come up with the name? Right is going to be easy piano hacks brand K. Easy Piano hacks a love it. It's got it's got good You know there's good keywords in there easy piano people are searching for easy piano hacks they got it and then hopefully and have you got your descriptions up as well. The short description in the long description. Have you gone through those yet? Threat those in front of you. I can pull them up. I'd be curious to know what we know. How you describe what your what your flash briefings about in and Inserted the keywords that are in there and and people are going to be reading when they first come across the flash briefing for sure me. Just pull this up here yet developer. Okay so that's the next question so you've got your Alexa developer console as well so for those that are listening in order to get your flash briefing up onto Alexa. You need an Alexa developer account. It's completely free. It's very simple. You just go to that website and And I've links to it through my course but basically you set it up and you should put some information. Select Sold Amazon. Knows who you are. And that is how you're going to actually start to create flash briefing and that's where you're GonNa plug in your icon. You'RE GONNA plug in your title you're GonNa plug in your description and and some keywords and then the next step is once you've got the descriptions and you've got all that information up there then we gotta figure out where you're actually going to host the audio now Lucien being videographer. I know he's got tons of great audio equipment so he doesn't need to purchase anything and So he's got he's got good microphones. I do tell people that I think it's worthwhile investing some decent stuff. It doesn't need to be expensive Lucy probably even talk about that more than I more than I can. But having some decent audio for audio production is going to be critical. What kind of what kind of women are you gonNa be in for this Lucien? Oh Man I've been I've been kind of using So at home how would I have an audio interface connected to my To my computer which is you are Mrs Steinberg. It's your twenty two too but I definitely when I'm when I was recording for Terry. At Voice of project voice we were using zoom h civics which was a pretty popular audio recorder and then allows you to have axel are inputs. You can plug in all kinds of Mites by. Tom Definitely having something. That's that's you know more than I listen to a few of flash free things just just this morning and in the past week and you can totally tell the difference between the tears. The Alexa voice in Canada. Podcast or flash briefing is voice compared to a lot of these other ones. It's like you really want to hear that. Kristy that tax soothing voice it really comes out with a quality so it really stands out when when it's such and such a new thing where this right. Yeah totally got absolutely agree absolutely. I think that's so important. I guess it doesn't have to be expensive. There are there are expensive and I personally. I I basically have a microphone. That costs under a hundred bucks plugged into my computer. And and I've got those recommendations while my course so the audio is good All Right Ed. That description there And so my one sentence description here says a daily panel tips and advice to learn difficult piano music improve your training so light reading in technical ability. Great great so you've got lots of things that people would be searching for in there And then do you have a longer description as well. Have you got to that stage? Yeah yeah detailed description here is if you can develop the patience and perseverance to consistently practice the advice given here. You will be very happy with what you can play on the piano with your improved musical abilities. Our goal together is to play the piano well with passion into to achieve technical proficiency.
"axel" Discussed on P&L With Pimm Fox and Lisa Abramowicz
"When we talk about the melt-up or the skyrocket if you take a look at a longer time series of the US equity market really when you dive in it is about the rally in a select group of shares the Fang shares the big Fan Mag actually. Because we're going to be speaking about when the apple and Microsoft combined account for more than ten percent of the SNP's value which raises even more scrutiny of these companies because they are becoming systemically important in a way that few others have in history doing now on Iraq Rana senior it and software analyst for Bloomberg Intelligence. I want to drill into Microsoft in particular a couple of interesting developments when it comes to their cloud development. Can you give us a sense of what? The latest is there in the broader context of the import of this country of this company. Within the sphere of the US Equity Markets. Absolutely see clouds been talked about for a very long period of time but when you look at the infrastructure piece offit Amazon had the lead and you know how to lead for years for for just because of the early entrant being the first person in the market. Microsoft's phenomenal job over the last six seven years to scale that business up it became the first and the most important part of southern when he came in close to what six years ago now and he has done a lot of good work in terms of working with the rivals making. Microsoft more open to open source software and now their cloud portfolio is second to Amazon. And a close second. It's not a question of before. The gap was very vied. Now if you are looking to move any of your applications to the cloud you can choose one or the other it didn't it's not a slam dunk that it has to go to Amazon. And the most recent win or the big controversial contract is just around that but you know. Microsoft is is in a great position today. So give us the latest. I saw some news out. I guess yesterday a federal judge temporarily blocked Microsoft from working on a ten billion dollar Pentagon cloud computing contract after Amazon. I guess ask for delays. There's a sense of how that is. What's the story? It's more philosophical about the. The second player beat the first player kind of argument because financially with the amount of money Microsoft generate spurrier billion billion dollars per year is not financially that moving but philosophically. It's a very important thing. We go back a few years when Amazon beat. Ibm to a similar contract. It was all up in this at Amazon's now up in front running when it comes to. It infrastructure structure. And you know this is similar. There's a lot of politics involved in it because of Jeff Bezos and the president. So you know that is a lot of argument over there but both an Arctic is book companies will do really good cloud they have really good products and you know the markets large enough for both of them to be there so taking a step back. There's sort of an existential question when it comes to the. Us Equity Market about how much further tech giants can go when it comes to their share prices rallying they've led the charge globally and. I'm wondering when you sir veil the landscape of the tech giants. Are there any clouds? Are there really any kind of harbingers of another time? That's less auspicious for these or do you feel like you're just gonNa keep going. It's a very difficult question because a larger and larger that a lot depends on the macro view if the global economy slows down. Nothing is sacred at that point. Tech spending cloud being a Growth Area. Yes but the degree or the rate of growth will actually slow down for all products. So if you look at it you know our philosophy era going into twenty twenty our our thesis what we should see a slowdown in some of the even high growth areas. But it hasn't happened so far now. Whether it gets pushed off in the middle of the the elections does it. If the virus there are there are so many macro factors dare from weakness and iota weakness inside it. No it's difficult to say because because the rate of growth is still holding up and that's actually pretty impressive given where we ought in economic cycle all right so Microsoft stocks up seventy five percent over the past twelve months. Is it just the cloud. What's store here? It is just the cloud but actually the funny part is for Microsoft. It's not just the public cloud. It's actually what they call the. Hybrid cloud strategy. Because what's happening is the the piece called. Cloud two point. Oh when talks about that. The next phase of lower growth is not gonna come from the net flexes of the world. It's going to come from the Disney of the world that are moving their entire business due to a digital platform so they are the ones who upgrading it and guess what. Microsoft's dominant position in the legacy. It infrastructure so when people moved out they by both their on premise software and they buy their cloud program so they are actually having the best words interesting stocks. But it's such an Adela is you know he's been there six years as an unsung. Maybe just in my mind and unsung star of Silicon Valley. You think about the basis of the world is being sung enough right now. He's back now. You think not. I think I still haven't come across a SI. Yo going back to even the days of IBM still on or Lee IACOCCA. I think he's done better than anyone of them. Because he has changed the philosophy of the company he has changed the mindset of the company from WHO cared about Microsoft seventy years ago and now the biggest player in software is growing faster than the software industry. That's pretty impressive. Yeah that's how analogs Valentine Della. Yes exactly on. Ron covers all things. Technology for Bloomberg Intelligence. Appreciate him coming here and our Bloomberg interactive brokers studio giving us his thoughts on Microsoft while investors across the globe are trying to figure out. The impact of the corona virus will have on global economic. Growth economists are crunching their numbers. We have our own economists with his own model. Carl Riccadonna chief economist for Bloomberg Economics joins US here on Bloomberg Interactive Brokers Studio so car. What do you guys at Bloomberg economics thinking about right here as it relates to the impact from the corona virus maybe on obviously Chinese economic growth but also global GDP? Absolutely so as we think about the impact. And I know a lot of people immediately. Pull out the playbook from SARS in two thousand three. I don't think that's the best comparison. China had a much smaller role on the global economy at that time. And so I think the SARS comparisons run a little thin and instead we can see some better parallels if we look back to the tie the flooding in Thailand in two thousand eleven or the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan and how those disrupted global supply chains and I think that gives us a more useful way of thinking about what we're seeing as we hear more and more headlines about especially in the auto sector production lines being slowed because they are missing parts and whatnot Just to put some numbers around. The forecast are China. Team has downgraded their q one forecast to about four point. Five percent growth in China that compares to a running rate of about six high five type of a territory for China in terms of the US economy. We have modified our growth numbers to look for more weakness in the first half of the year but that is not a corona virus. Story that is actually a Boeing Production Story. The stoppage of production of Seven thirty-seven. Max Actually holds the potential to move top line economic or so. Gd There's very few companies that can actually move the needle on GDP growth Boeing jumbo jets are an expensive item and so in fact the the volatility around production can impact growth. And that's what we're seeing in the first half fascinating. There's a question in the economist who we speak with. They say there's going to be v-shaped recovery. A lot of people say that any growth lost will be subsequently made up for when people start to go back out and the virus fears subside or Boeing gets a finished with their issues with seven thirty seven. Max what's your take on the likelihood of a v-shaped recovery. So if we're talking about Boeing production his shoes if they get clearance ramp up production in Phila- bunch of orders. Absolutely you get that v-shaped production be shaped at rebound to production out for the virus story. I'm not so sure. That's the case because a lot of spending especially in service categories will not be replaced. And so they're you know they're certainly will be some pent-up demand if you need a new phone or a new automobile and you didn't get to buy it because of transportation networks being shut down and whatnot. You're probably going to go buy it relatively soon. So that demand does pent-up But if you normally go to the movies five times a month you're not going ten times next month to make up for the mistime same with restaurant meals and a lot of stuff like that also. There's an income impact so for shutting down the economy a lot of people who are earning an hourly wage as opposed to a salary. They're not getting paid and so they will have less spending power When when activity does start to bounce back doesn't mean again that there's not a little bit of pent-up activity. You have to buy groceries and whatnot but I think we're looking at last income which will actually lower the level of GDP growth for twenty twenty. So Carl we think when we think about GDP growth twenty certainly in the US but certainly around the world as well we think about consumer the strength of that consumer we had some US retail sales number came out this morning on that surface looked pretty good. What did you take from those? Well when you say we think about the consumer we pretty much think only about the consumer because the core if not sole engine of economic growth for the last quarter four quarters. Twelve quarters sixteen quarters. I could go on has really been consumer spending and so as we look at the retail sales numbers today. They're basically consistent with the same type of consumer activity we saw in Q. Four which was not great but it was not terrible either so it's enough to prop up economic growth in the vicinity of two percent or slightly. Less consumers are holding up. And certainly out you know to kind of look at the silver lining of all of this which is kind of a perverse thing to do With oil prices coming down as much as they did. We're seeing prices at the pump coming down and so this is giving consumers a little bit of an energy dividend in their spending accounts. And we saw that in things like restaurant and bar sales being quite strong often. That's give or take category of gas becomes more expensive. People eat out or drink less and vice versa and so we saw some signs of that in January. The gas price decline is going to be much more evident in February so watch for those discretionary categories that to perk up where we would be concerned that things are really falling apart is if you saw consumer sentiment start to pull back in that is not the case whether you look at equity markets or whether you look at the preliminary reading from University of Michigan surprised expectations to the upside. That's exactly right coming. In at the highest level since two thousand eighteen is a leading or lagging indicator. I well it depends but it can often be a leading indicator heading into economic downturns. If we look at past recessions you see consumer sentiment rollover before the downturn actually occurs. Now this could be for two reasons. Maybe households are very intuitive and they can read the trend in the economy before it actually occurs. Or maybe the pullback in sentiment actually contributes to enough of a downdraft that it pushes the economy into contraction whether it's chicken or egg doesn't really matter but the important thing is it is a leading indicator of recession. And so you don't see this acceleration Going into a downturn so again there's lots of negative headlines out there but we have to remember with unemployment as low as it's been going all the way back to nineteen sixty nine Wage PRESSURES NOT GREAT. But there is some upward trajectory their wage. Stagnation is a myth where seeing wage growth a consumer spending should be able to hold in at some base level over the course of this year which means US recession odds still remain relatively low. I put them in the vicinity of about fifteen percent down from a lot more. Well it was temporarily a little bit higher last year but I was never big into the notion that we were on the cusp of recession. For the reasons I just highlighted low employment wage pressures and consumer spending power car Kadena Happy Valentine's Day and likewise sporting the picture today. He is sporting a pink shirt the curl in his hair. Lovely Donna chief. Economist for Bloomberg Economics joining us here in interactive brokers studios. Thanks for listening to the Bloomberg Pl. Podcast you can subscribe and listen to interviews at Apple podcasts or whatever podcast platform you prefer on Paul Sweeney. I'm on twitter at PT. Sweeney and Lisa Abramowicz on twitter at Lisa Abramowicz. One before the podcast. You can always catch US worldwide on Bloomberg radio..
"axel" Discussed on P&L With Pimm Fox and Lisa Abramowicz
"As well as at Bloomberg Dot com well yesterday Scott minored who's the global chief investment officer of Guggenheim partners. Came out with one of the most bearish notes I have ever seen yet. In this cycle. He first started saying that. The krona fire is a looming economic problem but sort of indicated that that was just one of many of them and then wrote this. I have never in my career seen anything as crazy as what's going on right now. I have said before that we've entered the silly season but I stand corrected. We are in the ludicrous season. Axel Merckx joining us now. President and chief investment officer of Merck Investments. Do you agree axle? He ended the ludicrous season a long long time ago. I think the question is is. We still live and make a living and try to make sense of some of it right And and and so and and I we need to understand what's happening and so forth but in contact with the virus right we always had shocks We know that usually markets were the worst when we've most talked about them so the fact that we're talking about the virus probably means that we're not at the peak yet because otherwise he'll talk to other even bigger experts right But but I know seriousness The US is more isolated from a lot. What's happening he? And and so that may well be one of the reasons why the US is doing comparatively well and so we have focused on all kinds of other things. And I just might do. Remind People We were talking about world war three at the beginning of this year which didn't materialize so markets have a habit of moving on and with interest rates as low as they are we quote unquote discount short-term things and then so we live happily ever after in terms of living happily ever after that driven simply by the fact that there's so much cash sloshing around the global system with central banks a very very accommodative. Well one way down to a question of interest rates where at six percent of the US markets wouldn't be as happy. I mean from that point of view certainly is correct One one minute show have with with with that statement. Is that every time a crisis hits we lower rates and I was arguing last year. That lower rates don't exactly help the trade war right. Similarly rate cut doesn't cure an illness and so I don't think that rates everything that's driving it but one thing of course that that takes place when we have money. Printing is we take perceive the risk out of the market risk premium compressed and ultimately what it does it doesn't foster healthy capital allocation And but at the same time Yes I mean if we had more serious disruption and right by all means there are certain. Local disruptions conferences got cancelled and does a fallout from that supply. Chain get disrupted but big business able to deal with some of that so it's not as simple as saying hey the central banks Foaming the runway therefore everything. Everything is fine. I I do think banks play a role and is a very important piece of the possible. But it's not everything that's going on. I want to pick up on what you said with respect to miss allocating capital people are looking at how companies are using extra cash. They're generating to buy back their shares pay out dividends or not using it to invest in their businesses necessarily. We're seeing capital expenditures. Continue to decline. How long can this continue With an expansion versus having it bleed into the economy in a negative way. Well last time we talked about. Goldilocks was in two thousand. Four two thousand five didn't end too well but it lasted for several years. It's very difficult to to time those sort of things and so the concern I have is that everybody talks about economy slowing down. I'm actually more concerned about the other end. It's not the most likely scenario. But what if all this accommodative monetary policy the fiscal stimulus we have and presumably? We're GONNA get a Chinese stimulus in in view. Course is actually. GonNa get us a hot economy with inflation. Everybody says it's a good problem to have. But how do you tighten monetary policy when have so when corporations have gotten weaker when they they stretched balance sheets we cannot afford to have higher rates as one of the reasons we have these low rates? But what if something goes wrong at the other end of the spectrum that things are too good so to speak Then the Fed needs to tighten and everything crumbles right and so it credit society is a more efficient society. Greenspan used to say that but it's more fragile society in some ways because when things go wrong people fall through the cracks and say yes we can sustain this extended period. I'm not convinced that the best way to move forward but then again I'm just an observer here. Right are humble participated in markets. I'm I'm not the one calling the shots so we just have to deal with. The cops were dealt with so excellent switching gears a little bit looking at commodities. There's an area that has certainly felt the pain. Maybe reflecting some of the global economic uncertainty maybe tied to the corona virus one commodity. That is not worried. Seems TO BE GOLD. So we're seeing a lot of good movement in gold. What does your thoughts about gold here? Get SOME OF THOSE UNCERTAINTIES. We've long looked at an investment in the goals market. The the one thing we observe is that investors want to have the cake and eat it. And what I mean with that. Is that usually when you have a crisis? People would run to cash but maybe because people have had such amazing gains over the years day rather diversified to gold or even more volatile gold mining. So that with a small addition to the portfolio day can get diversification. I'm not suggesting everybody should do that. But we see not certainly happening. We do some of that ourselves Because it's say ultimately cash is and all that attack and so that's why people use those sort of things. Would we see in that sector? Is that because the price of gold is moving It attracts a lot of traders and so spector of positions are at record highs and so forth those speculators love it when things are moving those India diversification for the folks who say well what's going to happen in the medium-term the comment too well those investors so we see that there is an and it really an early wave of investors coming back in and gold mining site companies are far more prudent with With how they manage minds than they had in at the law cycle just a about thirty seconds. Here you're you're dealt with that you deal with the cards that you're dealt what are you doing? How are you allocating your money to why we changed all that much? We bought a little bit in China at the Chinese New Year. And what we did extend we couldn't use markets but but that's really just play money on again. That's not investment advice. Yeah but but beyond that we've really stuck to our guns and try to look at the the longer-term picture and so yes. We have exposure to risk outs. That's about yes. We do have significant acids also through education something something like Golden gold-mining excellent work. Thank you so much for joining us. We really appreciate your thoughts and commentary. Axel Merckx President and chief investment officer of Merck investments.
What Happened to the Daredevil Showmen?
"Sometimes we have a topic pick that we've You know we've got facts and figures and stats nailed down for an you know very concrete. It's something we can go right to say. You know it's this event it's happening on this day. Hey and here's the history of it and you know Cetera. This was just a little bit more Nebulous I guess and that we can kind of take this a few different ways if you like and It's more of a question that I had about. I guess in a way the absence of something that I miss from the past a little bit and I wonder if it's coming back it's still out there but I'm just missing out. Maybe that's the other part of this whole thing as as Kurt his. Show me a little bit over the last week that I might be missing out on a few things but my question into you initially was about dare-devils and stunt men and I know they're stunned. Women were GONNA say stuntman does not folk I guess for this. No I'm not gonNA say stunt folk okay but you get the idea. People jump motorcycles. People the jump cars people that perform incredible acts of physical daring hiring. You know they. They risk their lives in order to entertain us. And that's that was my question is that is this still out there in the I guess with the intensity that there was at some point during the mid nineteen seventies nineteen eighties even the late nineteen sixties. I guess think about the I wanna say I wanNA use the word flamboyant but that's not right the death defying no Yeah it does. Outlandish is a good one. I mean like obnoxious aren't larger than life. Okay Yeah Yeah. He goes battering me. I can't think of my word. Now yes yes you got all of those right and more kind of the the pageantry. I guess yes that was evil knievel about him okay. He would come out of his trailer in front of the audience. He would emerge trailer capon. He had his is white leathers on that were red white and blue. You'd be carrying his home and under his arm. He had a cane in his hand with With goal in a hit a gold. CAIN had black mostly behead gold accents accents and diamonds on it. He was a showman a true showman and he would talk it up to the audience. I mean he was. He was as good as any Professional Wrestler these days you know in the ring when they do their speech speech ahead of time you know their their story He was just as good as any of those guys. Were about talking himself up about promoting himself and how dangerous is going to be like. You might witness my grisly death this afternoon. But I want you to know this. I've come through with every promise that I've ever made for you people and I do it for you and I do it for me that kind of thing and if if you are a member of the audience in the actual arena or what have you and if you're watching live at home on television right well yeah did pretty often then. There's this moment in that speech where you think might be one of the last people to hear this guy talk. Evil people went down a lot so there's always that that chance. Oh sure and some people watch just for their like some people watch NASCAR for that right they wanna see the they they wanna see the big one right. So there's there's that element but I think that like the pageantry the The audacity of this character you know just how you come out and just just brighten brighten your face. Tell you what he thought of it. He was kind of a straight shooter as well Things weren't going right. He would he would let you know And not just evil knievel. There are other people to rely that in the in the past there was a guy Went by the name of the human fly. That will talk about a little while. He was a little bit like that. He had some of the costume characteristics or traits down that we're made him intriguing in some ways he the guy who climbed no no. This is a different guy. Okay this is a this is a stunt man but many people went by the name of the human fly. I'm I'm thinking of one in particular. He's a Canadian stunt okay. I don't want to spoil no but but I guess overall distinctive like where are the where the showman of today I mean I know that I I do know that there are stunt men out there. I know that there are people. Performance and women stunt women that are performing a lot of death defying stunts. A lot of stunts. That do require require a great deal of skill. You know a great deal of Of Courage of course. But where's the where's the build up the excitement of all that along with it you know where where's that gone. We've got a few theories that we've kind of real tentatively talked about in the hallway here at work but I think today if we could just Kinda talk this through maybe he had feel a little bit better about it because as we said in an earlier episode sometimes things happen that are monumental in our car industry you know we. He likes anything automotive motorcycle. Whatever trucks trains airplanes? All that stuff. We love all that stuff boats but sometimes there are things that happened and you know the world records were broken and we don't hear about them for a long time until listener writes in and says hey. Did you happen to catch this. You can see it on Youtube now. It turns out it was on television but it was online. Unlike some late Night Fox sports news or something or it was on. You know in twenty-seven yeah something like that it's just there's there's a lot happening capping out there still. I know but you have to. You have to really search for it you have to find it. Yeah what happened to the days of nationally or in some cases globally televised things where there would be someone saying you know tonight. Ladies and gentlemen for one time and one time only Kurt Darren Garin will perform the a death defying triple axis jump while sword fighting and alligator. Who's also on the motorcycle over school buses that are set set on fire and now a word from Garrett it was happening to that? That's exciting and everybody listening. We're all kind of like owns a motorcycle. There's now a gator gator. Okay I got ten minutes then might be part of the problem right. I mean that might be some of it. You know. You can't wait for that type of stuff but I feel so like you're right Ben that there's not one place. This is one theory and I know this is a little tough to grasp everything and I'm trying to get here and I don't know if I'm really convenient conveyances as concisely as I really want. I get it but it doesn't feel like there's not one place to go to see something like this happen. I mean it was a ABC. He's worth they had the Wide World of sports where evil knievel appeared. What like seventeen times I think on on that show and some of his jumps in him of his specials that he had on that program are still ranked number one in all time viewership for that particular brand so they were on air from like nineteen? I want to say it's nineteen sixty. They won until I was like nineteen ninety. Eight or something. It was like thirty some years seven years thirty eight years and some of his stunts are still like top five top. You know. I shouldn't say still at the end they were you know like top five contenders for the most watched the of all the programs that they did over that thirty seven years here so widely popular and I know I keep saying evil knievel. There are many others that will we. Can you know touch on today and discuss because there are people doing some fascinating and really dangerous things and and fun things to watch if you're there if you're you know in the crowd but a few and far between now and it seems like You know we have to. You have to go to the event to see it happen you happen to or you have to catch it on youtube a month later or a week later or whatever. It is You have to either catch wind of at early. Maybe through CLUBER BR group that says hey. This jump is going to be happening at this race right. Come and check it out. And there are ten thousand people in attendance or twenty thousand or whatever but if you're not among those people you you know. They're the ones who posted then and everybody else sees it. And sometimes it's like an exhibition opening act before a race. Yes yeah and I think that maybe One of the one of the ones that I can think of in recent pastor is before the one hundredth Indianapolis five hundred. They did a jump with a An all-terrain truck. It was a four wheel. Drive Dr Truck and it was made to look like a hot wheels ramp. It was It was hot wheels anniversary. Jump for the five hundred before the race and they had the CR- is like a ten story orange tracks up so it looked like a hot wheels truck on a hot wheels track and this guy did this incredibly long jump. I have the information or somewhere. I think it was I WANNA say tanner fouls but That might be the right name. Was We get to it. I'll tell you did some incredible long jump right in front of a live audience since a huge audience. That's hundreds of thousands of people. Maybe half million and up to half a million for that race in particular so that's a huge live event and it was also televised and a lot of people. Watch that so there's a chance that a lot of people. Aw that one event but who here knows In you know in this room even that just a few months ago there was going to be the world record the distance jump for a motorcycle. I was not aware of this. Never happened didn't happen. The writer was injured the day that the day before. I think it was supposed to happen. In a Prakash Carr's jump Injured both ankles and never happened. But I was going to be alive. Event called evil because evil live to or live evil to evil spelled like Hebrew ooh yeah and there was also a female writer that was going to do and I think she did ride through several Burning Wall's going to break a world record for how many she went through and I believe she did in fact do that but the long distance jump never occurred and it might happen this year. You never know if recovers while enough but because name was axel. Hodges I believe but I never heard about the promotion the lead up to it so if I did want to watch it I would have had to have been going to very specific places to find that information or on facebook on the right facebook pages to find information. So do you think it's an issue of the audience. The larger audience losing interest. Or do you think it's is an issue of the way that people find your transmit this information because this when we talked about this one of the things I started digging into stuff like the X. Games and the X. Games have tons of crazy stunt riders. You know crazy very talented very precise very talented Bikers and people who are writing. Who are doing you know? Not One trick ponies. They're doing multiple stunts convertible vehicles and stuff and they're around and they are as a accomplished technically as many of the greats of yesteryear stor year and it seems to have a great crowd at the X. Games but again to your point. It's not something you hear about on an the radio. It's not something that you often oddly enough. Even if you go to a lot of CAR news sites you'll really hear a lot about this stuff so I wonder what
Wo Chan reads june 8, the smiley barista remembers my name
"We spoke Oke with wo Chan about their poem. June eight the Smiley Barista remembers my name. I was trying to write a sonnet day about my day and I was thinking about that practice as a morning practice with a you. It was one of Japan's most rewarding writing experiences. But it wasn't easy ahead. This friend who is a horrible of and he was saying you know the only essential fear that people actually have is fear of the unknown in writing. You're constantly poking against the unknown. Chen says they're too scared to write all the time. And that's how you know you're writer because it's terrifying terrifying to do it and so I would always start by just saying like what I did or something I did and then as it was going it gave me permission to start asking bigger questions. Here's wo Chan reading June eight. The Smiley Barista remembers my name. Beauty on earth so blue even the cheese flowers a culture with no democracy yesterday for example. I ate the same sandwich I eat every week. EGGPLANT roasted red pepper. I only a for Kacha jammed full by Ruger capers. sweaty in Brown's butter. How have come to love routine? I'm thirsty and a bash. It the fabric of my childhood underwear triple axels and the wind while how the whole neighborhood watches me. Do emails go to therapy. She shed revenge for forgiveness. I said it I forgive you. Slipping like a key beneath adore. Were never was a house. Attached is it beauty on earth so blue each side stalled your touched for standing the sun. It's fat Macula born down grips. I wish I saw I fear here. I heard I dream like an emotion. This is not a feeling this can be I think a conversation. There's there's so much sensory wonderfulness in this poem. If you are not hungry yet you will be when you hear the description of the sandwich. I think what's really interesting about this poem as well. It reaches back to the Patriarch in sonnet. Although it's not doing the strict you you know rhyme scheme of that it is divided into an octave in assessed at light the traditional patrols on it is and it does kind of have at that moment of discovery switch. You know what we call the Volta in the sonnet where something turns something changes and it seems to me what what happens to really turn this poem and give us a real revelation. Is this concept of forgiveness. She shed revenge for forgiveness. I set it. I forgive you and that sense of that says stat moment reaching back up into the the previous part of the poem the eight lines that begin it really That really comes back to succumb to interpret and to reveal everything thing that the poet has been enjoying in the first eight lines of the poem. It seems like one of the things were getting from this palm at at least is that forgiveness can enable you to experience the world differently and to redouble your pleasures that you already taken the world. It's a curious process to and what I love about this poem. How it got me to think about it because I'm sure many people I have this feeling the same every week? And when you do that you can ask yourself like. Why am I doing exactly the same there? There is a sort of ritualistic daily life that we rely on and yet moment to moment that sameness is overturned overturned by so many different kinds of things whether it could be something or somebody that you see or a memory that comes back. That's part of the the sort the fabric of your life or the neighborhood. Everybody watching each other and there's something very alive and it. It's not the kind of ritual ritual that locks you down what I like is it opens you up. especially that sense of urban life. And it's sort of descends wonderfully wonderfully from Frank O'hara it does feel like you know you know Harris Poems. He's kind of writing to and for his own sort. Sort of group has friends. His neighborhood and this has the virtues of of inaugural poem exploit its open wide to all kinds of different people and open wide to the kind of beauty and forgiveness that as the end of the poem says in. Volta is not a feeling feeling this can be. I think a conversation which is so ingenious because it can be a conversation. So it's not making taking some kind of presumption but I like even that it says I think which is conversational but it's also literally true and be I think a conversation sation because you have to think conversation into existence and ultimately that's what this palm does it sort of opens up from being thirsty and abashed. You could almost feel the poet kind of hunkering down you know at a meal. And then in the it's surprisingly generously wonderfully at the end. It's sort of throws open. The poet throws open their arms. Ready to keep on to keep going on to survive to see what happened. Um to taste what's possible. Yeah absolutely and we know that this is dated June eight. We know from speaking going to the poet that this was a series of poems that the poet wrote in that sense of. There's something in every day. Say That you can write about that. Can Be part of a palm is just really inspiring and again I love that idea of of Sameness routine habits. You know. These are things that we don't always think about and yet in a poem we can can and they're going to resonate and taste and smell and all those those things differently and I agree. There's a kind of joy joy that Frank O'Hara took in his walks and his movements around the neighborhood his conversations with his friends and you know the sense and so here of beauty on earth so blue even that she's flowers a culture with no democracy. Took me a few reasons to to get past. Has that first line break. But the the notion that the flowering cheeses culture with no democracy was something to be celebrated as sort of like got joke in the first first couple of lines their ranks. We think oh a culture with no democracy. That's not that's not good but in the cheese culture it actually it could aid so You know the idea of grasping on to something and saying okay. This is not a metaphor. Actually I believe this is a sensory experience having to do with how fully I'm experiencing my lunch and my life in the neighborhood and my world it Kinda does make you WANNA go out. Side skirts. Look around and you know for me just that as it progresses is towards the structure or routines of its end as a sonnet. It flowers there where it's so beautiful. I said it I forgive you. Slipping like a key beneath the door where never was a house attached and then as if that's not ravishing enough you know beauty on hurt so blue. Each aside stalled your touched for standing the sun. That's so arresting for standing in the sun and it sort of helps you keep your feet on the ground a little bit the two so I find this to be. Just a a wonderfully memorable heartening and inspiring. I might read it. You know over and over again in my routine or something but you know as you said earlier. There's something in this house on. It should work. That makes you go back beginning beginning and read again and light of we've ended
"axel" Discussed on 850 WFTL
"My name's Axel Foley now to something to drink wine the fact I I make myself right back there with three six good W. PS west Palm Beach south Florida's sunny one oh seven nine you know it is all eighties weekend on any one of seven nine tell me I mean this cube is in your room itself.
Cristina's comeback: Fernández de Kirchner set for dramatic return as Argentina's No 2
"Guess who's back Cristina Fernandez de Kushner the leftist former president of urgent TNR is now the country's vice president elect thanks to a surprising coalition she formed with the most centers and decided less charismatic Alberto Fernandez the new president-elect on Sunday evening the Fernandez Fernandez de Kirchner double-act defeated incumbent Maurizio Macri who was vying for a second term with more than ninety seven percent of ballots counted Mister Fernandez had forty eight point one percent of the vote compared to Mr Mercury's forty point four percent of voiding any need for a SEC and round it represents a remarkable turnaround for Fernandez de Kirchner who has a slew of open criminal cases against her for corruption and erupted full from grace for mud three who wasn't able to turn around the nation's Faltering Economy Monaco's America's editor at large at Stalker unpacked the backstory Argentina's pen I'm like politics took a swing back to the left on Sunday as a parent friendly that told US coalition celebrated a return to power the presidential election pitted to polarize visions for the South American nation against each other followers of the populace emperor -tection EST policies of Christina finance the case now who governed from two thousand and seven to two thousand and fifteen and those who are now deceased husband Nestor President before her it is the right leaning will market-friendly outlook successor modest your macri no so long ago seemed as though macklowe guaranteed a second term after he had surprised many by beating Ferdinand is the case is era parent than the airline CEO early in the two thousand fifteen election he hated international investors by using Doda currency controls introduced by his predecessor and promise that the country was open to business as Fernandez case was embroiled in action Asians of corruption which saw several of her entourage sent to prison macree assured a change of direction and affects for the country's under-performing academy but he wasn't able to deliver as almost thirty five percent of the country's slipped into poverty last year macrey was forced to return to the international Monetary Fund seen as a bogeyman by many aggravating the country's woes knee aftermath of its recco debt default in two thousand and one else for fifty seven billion. US dollars the largest loan in the organization's history sparring food costs and rampant inflation Shen currently standing at well over fifty percent made matters worse and despite promising never to introduce currency controls earlier this year he restricted Argentinians access to their much loved greenbacks reviving duman black market a hallmark of the previous regime but I thought I see May Medina boy no Muss informacion him up but if you're honest the DC boito no detail procurement do know is somebody going through all the okay up on their to via Hulu which allowed the return of Christina Finan- this will suit of dogged by eleven criminal allegations and how mixed record in office it was clear that she was tainted which is why how much expected political comeback so the former president ron as a VP candidate for her parents ticket alongside a much less colorful and more centrist presidential candidate I'll bet finance this in August Argentina held primary elections essentially a dry run for October and dealt a better blow to macree we lost by over sixteen percentage points to the paranoia sts and was forced to recognize the comeback would be difficult or you're doing it on my lyrics and also the loss of lettuce but I can see that it's going to be secrete did manage a spirited late surge often seen as uncomfortable in the spotlight in the last few months he looked more at ease in the increasingly large accent he was able to convoke warning of the dangers of returning to the post his campaign close in the stronghold city of Cordoba to the sound of local quartet music so an estimated seventy thousand people take to the streets and while he was able to close some of the guy with his rivals in Sunday's vote largely seen as a knee-jerk reaction to the failing economy it wasn't enough to avoid a first round defeat another heavy loss for the ruling relish was felt in the province of born cise when we lost the governorship to former Economy Minister Axel Kissy Lav Mark kids will be fair for what is to come while Alabama of Hernandez has a show that he is his own man and not interested in repeating the misteps at the post applied between him and Christina finance their Kisner who still mobilizes an important base will be fascinating to watch who really holds the key to power will finance manage to hold the center ground and in Argentina's famously factional politics will this marriage of lenience remain for monocle I'm Ed
"axel" Discussed on The Cycling Podcast
"Choice. You had to go that path. Most le'veon's has to go that half to to make it but now more and more you know what i understand is like all the best junior especially in italy. They don't even want to go to youtube teen. They wanna go straight world to end into happens starts to happen here in the u._s. Also and i put a red flag on that because i think that's very dangerous. I wouldn't say there's many toll races i go to. There's at least five six riders from excellent team so it's nice but yeah it's <hes> eh bike racing tailgate t many. He has a great perspective on life. Also i think for sure about yeah just in general i would call him as you're reading good friend a close confidante and <hes> someone i still speak to probably every week or two now on what soccer and whatever ever so i really enjoyed my time and his team a great step <hes> every year i did a lot of pro racing <hes> on some really nice under twenty three races and i think it was a perfect makes me. Yes you know just a look back. I'm really only probably even more so in hindsight than you did at the time because i guess on the twenty three away you know looking for the next step searching to go pro so you maybe don't appreciate quite how good it is time. Uh-huh have you had a great time and i was lucky to raise with a lot of talented writers and some were some really amazing stuff also with what's happening. She ate them. I guess pros. I was just gonna start getting younger and younger i would say that still has a place for development and even more so because you know they should really really tough environment that they operate in every four years they guaranteed to completely cycle for new <hes> roster new bunch of breida's just wait. The twenty three ranks work so it's a hot tub south sponsors. There's no transfer fees. There's no kind of <hes> system assuming place really to develop those teams but at the same time you have to remember that everyone is ready for wo torah eighteen nineteen twenty even twenty one. I mean there's plenty of is it time pro steel twenty five six and some of the best rajin well. Maybe mike woods is probably the best so i hope doc everyone will continue to recognize the value of those teams <hes>. I know it's not easy oxo especially with some of the bigger american races either disappearing all california when you're going well so i'm always trying to think of ways i personally savoy is not that easy. I'd say but yeah team will continue long into the future aw actually gave me actually <hes> chance to taste of like prototyping because i was i hear you three and and <hes> i did <hes> the u._s. Approach down through elbert preview high level rate for me then still now. I am nathan hold on <hes> uh i'm writing for c._c._c. He gave me give me my my first. My first taste of professional cycling and i'm still pretty regraded graceful opportunity. I but i think it's it's it's <hes> the team back. Then was better for <hes> glamour than for more like a write in my type classes. There is still a really good friend of mine. Every day. We made we get a chance <hes> real <hes>. We'll chat a bit in the bunch. <hes> uh i went to visit him. Once in london came a couple of times to belgium so every still really good friends development team is you. You're you're deem. Nate solder also france which is which is really important and as soon as you move on like not everybody can turn growing the same theme. It's still i'll help. Elp deo is as much as i can if i don't have a leader for myself or if i if i don't have an opportunity myself today it's it's. It's something that <hes> uh you. You don't forget the sports adding has clean up quite a bit and it gives it gives your young talent to show that sound <unk> earlier out and <hes> and we can denied and that's that's the sacked plus acting but that's also a good sign of of healthy cycling and <hes> and in and good for english recycling for for having gone that path and still promoting and seeing those young talent <hes> flourishing and perform form right away and audio. That's i think that's the main difference <hes> in talking. You've been listening to an episode of three zero by the slate. Clean podcast supported voted by hans grow. It was produced by item by <music> <music>..
"axel" Discussed on The Cycling Podcast
"Asked me for my advice none as taking too <hes> but then some keeping touch see all my family's doing and how the program he's doing and they just taking information nations are also what happens the still offer or think a proposed some rarest to to the program and say maybe we should look at that guy. I've heard these good and in that kind of stuff so still out. Even the alumnis are great. Sport is any great advocates for the central on the team from two thousand eleven to two thousand thirteen back then it was with change james couple times trick lift strong bond sean <unk> cycling and i and i have like a lot of fond memories from from our time on the team. I mean we're a bunch of kids. <hes> you know nineteen twenty twenty one year olds traveling the world seeing a a lot of places that we never seen really thought we'd ever be too and just really had a good time doing it. I'm lost and credit risk free education. I know when i look back on my time on axles team. It's not like i remember like the victories the good races that we had it's more or less just like the the fond memories in the fun moments that we had as a team. I mean axel was incredible racer <hes>. He has a great pedigree obviously with his daddy but that being said i think what he's doing now. He's far better at then. He was racing and i'm not in in that is knowing that he was you know a podium at the at the olympics. I think that just for me that shows me like how much effort how much time and what all he puts into the team and what the writers get out of it. I think that's what you know speaks most post about t- to me there's one person in the world that can do as good of a job that he can is running a development team. I think it's him but i think really is his ability ability to connect with the writers to really kind of you know implement himself in the team as as one of the guys got not a guy that you're or director that you're scared of but someone that you could go to when you're on the team and in even now that you know a lot of us graduated that we can still go to him and and have a good conversation in with the <unk> get his idea on what's happening. What's going to happen in the future. <hes> and i think that's where his biggest strength lies especially in the states you know i think cycling is suffering a bit <hes> you know it's just really such an expensive sport to to be involved with and you see it now with access team. They're stepping back down to continental <hes> just because you know having <unk> conti auntie license and <hes> you know you just have to have so much more money <hes> and you know maybe some teams you see start off his development teams and then he just see him progress quickly and make that step in that no longer their development team. They're true professional teams so it's definitely something that you don't see as much as you want to. The sport especially these days is really difficult to progress naturally in sport <hes> and by that i just mean just getting the opportunities to ray set at high levels across the world as a young young rider in more or less easing yourself into into the world to peleton you know it's it's really difficult to to do these world tour races you know not having that experience before you see a lot of like really great riders that are just incredibly strong come up and they just can't handle the you know the physical code and the mental love listening to kilometer.
"axel" Discussed on The Cycling Podcast
"Snowing two kilometers by citing podcast in association in with looking looking through the star sheet for this year's vuelta spagna. There's a thread that connects no fewer than nine writers spread across six teams george bennett nielsen pilots tailgate and hearts nathan van hoy will bartha some buli lawson craddock logan on and banking all road for an american development um and team that's run by axel marks as well as being a former writer. Axel is of course also the son of the cyclist. Do most degree is the greatest of all time eddie the team started in two thousand nine and has been variously known as track live strong bond trader vessel action an action hagens berman throats. It's it's eleven seasons. The team has kansas focused on developing young talent under the watchful eye of the son of abbey. It's an interesting time for young writers and development element teams with the likes of evan oppo on bernal breaking through the highest level and winning some of the world's biggest races on here at the volta todd they plug h._r. Trying to think on the toughest day of the race so far stage nine in dora in this episode we'll hear from axel merckx and from some of axles alumni starting not the first writer they ever signed ben king of dimension data. It was fun. It felt kind of felt like we were trying something new. We were all oh really good friends and <hes> our first year or first couple of races felt like we were just getting thrown in it off the deep end because of the atmosphere and environment on the team we bounce back from every challenge and the second year had a tremendous season and won a lot of racist just that experience and <hes> connections through the team and the guy's always with you know we wasn't just one writer on the team getting results it was it was each of us. I talked about this. I races when it was kind of a struggle for us and he's still remembered what it was like to be. A writer himself offend you know he had so many expectations on throughout his career from his father and it is always had the right thing to say to you know help us. Keep our head in a game and just as you know bad days bad day and things always turn around now. Also it's attracting talent because of what the team has been able to accomplish <hes>. I think a lot of the best young rider one race for a team like that where they'll get those opportunities so there's definitely an unspoken bond between us and the group. It's <hes> you know you kind. I don't know where each other came from and <hes> yeah it's. It's kind of a family thing. It's not you know if you come from another world tour team manure you each race for team at some point in your career <hes> or maybe they race for the team that used race sports. It's different than an under twenty three team. Anywhere you know once you age out you're forced to move on so you you always kind of remain <hes> like a member of that family. Look at the results at fault a little bit but i don't go through started a senior executive hamad. They are fried c._d._c. Those guys <hes> part of the program for so many years you know being at that level siping..
KKR agrees buyout deal with German media giant
"The influential German media group, Axel Springer is seeking to go private with the help of US investor K are the greet paves that freeing itself from short-term market scrutiny will play the past for ambitious expansion plans Katie Martin discusses the move with our ash CG and vice versa. So tell us a bit about the history of Axel Springer. Where does the company fit into the German media scene will re company was founded right after the war by access Clinger, the hugely powerful archetype, German media tycoon. The power of the company really has long rested on ownership of bills, the German, tabloid paper, which is the biggest selling newspaper in Europe and hugely influential still in Berlin circles. What has made spring, quite special was always had a very strong political stance is very conservative paper. It's as editorial principles that or the journalists have to sign up to those included before unification that papers had to work towards helping Germany reunify, very strong supporter of transatlantic alliance with the US, very strong supporter of Israel. So it's a sort of very powerful commercially successful. But. Also, the very value driven publisher. And so over the years, obviously, it has changed its make up quite drastically. Many of the regional papers were sold off and it's tried to reinvent itself. And it's quite successfully as digitally focused company. So obviously billed as the biggest title, but what would be the other name publications the rest of us over here in London might know about the other well-known old media opportunity, they have is developed, which is sort of conservative broadsheet daily, but a very sort of spectacle paper, whereas Il can be quite wild until very recently running topless photos on the front page every day, of course shipping, a famous people surprised by the financial times in two thousand fifteen but narrowly, failed them was beaten out by Nikai, but company has really tried to reinvent itself. As a digital company over the last decade in particular, and that has meant heavy investment in two areas. One is in the online ads business, both for property and for jobs. Where spring owns some of the biggest sites in Europe in the U K in France and Germany in particular. And that segment of the business now makes up by far the bulk of their earnings. So she decided very early on to exit some of their old media businesses and shift money into new media. I'm so on the one hand that is this online ads business. And on the other hand that's investments in properties, such as business insider, the US news sites which they bought in twenty fifteen and setting up a joint venture to launch political Europe, in Brussels, most change, what are the main shareholders wants take the company private? And what are the terms of the deal will there's been sort of falling out of love between management and shareholders in particular over the past year management, especially CEO matere Turner feels that Springer needs to invest invest, invest in the titular to show up the companies. Wrong position in the online business. And what has happened is that over the past year in particular, it had to downgrade its guidance largely because of the need for more investment. And so that's not on the management board. And clearly also either spring out of founder's widow who owns more than forty percent of the company's. Still, they feel that the company is at a stage where it needs to invest, where needs trade sort of short term earnings for long term prospects and shareholders just don't seem to be willing to go along with that. And that really is sort of Reuss of the idea to take spring a private and to do that. Feeder, Springer's widow and Mr. depth no who himself owns two point eight percent of the company have teamed up with KKR and they are offering shareholders, sixty three euros a share which is a forty percent premium to the undisturbed share price. But it's still quite substantially below where the share was only last year. So is this a? Good deal for the minority shareholders, who are going to be both out. Well, it was an interesting statement that came out of extra Springer on the day that the author was sort of finally made public and confirmed on the very same day they issued a pretty hefty profit warning. And so, basically the message to shareholders walls, whatever you think of this price that we're offering you, if you don't take it, you info quite a bumpy ride, because the company will prioritize investment over short term profit and over reliably raising the dividend, and these kinds of things that shareholders, like so probably the message to shareholders at least it's been it's not gonna get any better for you. If this deal doesn't go through. So Arash why would you know, big, shiny US private equity group like take care? Be interested in paying a premium to help the company take yourself by that. Well, there's a couple of dynamics at play. I mean first of all, kick yards a very big European presence. So they're already on the continent throw in the fact that actual Springer and build. In particular, come with a lot of social capital in the sense that you're playing with one of the most powerful and influential media companies in Europe and getting your hands on one of these prize, commodities is often very attractive for people if you think about the company's structure with free to stringer owning over forty percent of the company's control and Matisse dope. Never at their two and a half percent. The idea of ever really having a say in a company like this is a rare commodity. So if you're kick are, there's a couple of tractive reasons there now actual Springer has been thinking about this for some time, Amatya still who's the engineer of this whole transaction has been interviewing private equity firms over the last few months, I discovered in my reporting and selected KKR for a number of reasons. And so they are now teamed up and while importantly, the structure basically sees the kick AARP has to satisfy getting twenty percent of the minority shareholders. So if you think that free to spring controls about forty two percent Matisse stove close to three percent. They need to get to about sixty five percents delist the company, and so that's why the offer comes with the terms that says care, I need I about twenty. Sent a minimum of twenty percent of the shares out once the private care will still be a minority partner, but they will have influence and so on so forth and in the European private equity environment. There are very few deals where you can put a check of a billion euros. I work in one go. So this is quite attractive for a number of reasons and obviously, the main reason why company like KKR goes into bed with anyone is to make a ton of money for its shareholders. So that's principally the goal here. So speaking of making a ton of money what all the plans for the company beyond the deal will you got to imagine there's a couple of things going on. There's probably some structural changes to the company and its alignment and jobs, which will probably be better executed private and out of the headlines wants. It's private. We don't get to see what's happening. It's a lot harder comes a lot less transparent. Some of the difficult decisions that public markets, create for management will no longer be there. So that means the restructure structure, fire people that will happen outside the glare of the public eye. Maybe some of the dirtier work inside the portfolio of assets that isn't as nicely managed. Can be shut off in ways that again, don't get the same attraction and equally. If you want to make big bets on certain other businesses, you then have firepower and the ability to go for it without public markets judging the transactions. So you have to imagine that there is a plan for kick AR to basically bring firepower to the table for them to pursue transactions to then ultimately see them in maybe five years time returned to market at a big profit for everybody. So companies have traditionally preferred to raise cash from shareholders on the public markets toward extended this going into reverse. This is a bit of a unique situation. And in fact, Qiqihar has experienced doing this in Germany, where there's typically large foundation or large shareholder as the cornerstone investment care help, take a market research company called Jeff K private in Germany, similar structure almost the same playbook. Twenty percent added onto the deal to delist and to it that way. It's a different form of LB OBE leveraged by because you're not buying out the whole thing as majority partner, you're buying it as a minority part. But all the advantages of elbow exists, as long as you can work through the management structure, which you won't have as much influence over. So I don't think this is a major trend in terms of public private markets. I think it's unique to companies where there's a cornerstone investor with forty two percent sitting there and the options are limited. So this is kind of a unique structure almost German specific and a lot of ways and care has done it before. It's very specific to kick AR. So what are the big challenges for the company now is it getting the daily of the line, or is it taking what could be quite painful decisions once, that's all done? They probably have a plan for what they're going to do once. It's all done the hard part is getting across the line. So if you're kick AR union to make sure that twenty percent of the investors sign up to this the could play hardball with you. There's history of people like Elliott and some really clever investors going in enforcing railroading companies to pay more money in deals. There's a added complication, which is that there are heirs of the Springer family who also have roughly ten percent of the company axel. Vents Springer spends finger and Ariane Melanie Springer who have about ten percent combined now. My reporting suggests that it's not all hunky Dory on the family side and it's not like everyone's on the same page. I'm not saying it's like HBO show succession, but, you know, families are complicated in the politics within that is always tricky as we've seen in, in other media family like the Murdoch's. So the question is will these to put their ten percent in, because that already gets K are halfway there, or do they take the view that this is going to be, so profitable once they take it private and fix it up that they should stick around and that automatically add some complication because then it shortens lists, the view is they're going to ride the journey still and want to get rich off what happens. So they'll have to convince the other shareholders, this is a good deal. And that's the primary challenge right now families, plus money always equals drama. Right. And great headlines and headlines, she great for us. But Tobias how is this going down in Germany? How's it being viewed, this surprisingly little political reaction to this? I mean as the rash mentioned. Spring is hugely politically influential, all the perhaps, less with the Mackel government than with all the previous ones. I think it's in very much presented here as a move to shore up the sort of long term future of the group. It's been presented and also launch the scene. I think as a move in favor of sort of a long term view, rather than short-term pressure from the capital markets. And as we know that kind of discourse tends to go down quite well with the German public. So they're certainly been very little criticism of this deal. And I think there's also sort of expectation or hope that extra could use this window can use this freedom of being a private company to bulk up and protect itself against, for example, new competition from the likes of Google, which is pushing very hard into the market for online small ads. So I think this is a deal that is really metro little criticism from any corner him. That was Katie mountain. Compass markets editor, soaking Arash Markazi corporate finance deals editor and Tobias the Berlin correspondent, thanks for listening. Don't
KKR offers 40% premium to buy out Axel Springer minorities
"We're watching Axel Springer surge thirteen percent. It's really, really impressive. So then uses that Qiqihar seeking to buy out minority shareholders have actual Springer in a deal. They would value, the German publisher as much as six point eight billion euros and moreover, the largest shareholder fetus, Springer, she's the widow of the founder and the seal mantias doctor who owned forty five percent of the company together, the are on board of this deal. So it is expected to go
Private equity firms win over Scout24 with improved $6.4 billion bid
"Germany's scout twenty four received a five and a half billion dollar boost from to US private equity firms as it battles Axel Springer and EBay for dominance of Europe's online classifieds Marquette. Bloomberg's Greg Jarrett reports the Sweden forty six year old share bid from Hellman and Friedman and Blackstone group which gives scout twenty four and equity value of four point nine billion euros will help the company better challenge rivals and grow across Europe. This according to scout twenty four chief executive officer
Scout24 Gets $5.5 Billion Boost to Rival Axel Springer, EBay
"Germany's scout twenty four received a five and a half billion dollar boost from to US private equity firms as it battles Axel Springer and EBay for dominance of Europe's online classifieds market. Bloomberg's Greg Jarrett reports the sweeten forty six year share bid from Hellman and Friedman and Blackstone group which gives scout twenty four and equity value of four point nine billion euros will help the company better challenge rivals and grow across Europe. This according to scout twenty four chief executive officer Tobias Hartmann, Greg Jarrett, Bloomberg radio
"axel" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Levi marched with the caravan up to sixteen hours a day in over one hundred and ten degree heat. Sometimes leave I would record along the way. I don't want to go down deep though. Because if I know too much. Say no. Right. That goes up, man. I thought this was welcome Ali. Retraite? Here. Look, I didn't put any on this. Don't worry, man. I'll take it. Like a man all. And along the way leave I learned more and more about axles life. His mother fled the Guatemalan civil war when he was just a baby and axel shared. How he didn't know he was undocumented until he was a teenager. After his mom told him axel flight is house and ran to the roller rink. They marched over seventy miles until they arrived in Deepak Oaxaca at the shelter of father. So lean day a priest who helped organize the caravan. It was Easter Sunday and after days on the road, the migrants celebrated mass. The next day. Axle noticed something happening right outside the gates. I was standing by the door. And then these car parts right in front of the of the shelter from the door. Axel could see a few men holding machine guns and a lot of official looking trucks. And he goes by the we got we got love the hall place down. Over.
Mariners rough up Rodriguez, Red Sox
"Like the red sox returned to the field at fenway tonight the second of three weather permitting against the mariners boston game where this series last night fourteen to ten and turned a lefthander eduardo rodriguez for the game to start iran enters fourth in baseball with nine victories on the season he's won six consecutive starts including his last which was a nine three w against the same seattle team on the road at home he's five and one on the season and explains here his philosophy when he takes them out try to do just go like for which is why all the time like throw throw i try my bitches i try because i know a lot tried to just get like quake our jobs like strike one in working pretty good rodriguez will face mike leake for the ams opening pitch at fenway scheduled for seven fifteen at the nhl draft plenty of new englanders selected today in dallas to in the third round tyler madden from hartford jordan harris of hateful michael callahan of franklin went in the fifth round of the coyotes six round pittsburgh chose boston native liam gorman and riley who's of westwood pick by the rangers in the final round as for the bruins in order they went axel andersson defenseman from sweden center yaqoob loco from the czech republic curtis hall who's committed to yale dust mcfaul the canadian blue line are headed to clocks impove l hsien from russia speaking of the kremlin at the world cup defending champion germany still alive thanks to it ninety fifth minute goal stunned sweden two to one other winners today mexico and belgium golf paul casey a one shot lead third round play continues at the travelers championship down in cromwell connecticut lpga a it's mingy lee and nasa hot yoga atop the leaderboard after the second round up the north west arkansas championship nfl that's major league lacrosse boston cannons in new york tonight and at the.
Ilya Kovalchuk to return to NHL with Los Angeles Kings
"The iheart radio app the justice department gives into threats from house republicans and turned over new classified information related to the russia investigation members of the house judiciary and intelligence committees had threatened to hold officials in contempt of congress or even impeach them if the document flow hadn't begun by yesterday severe weather rolling across the country was seven reported tornadoes in four states seventy to eighty mile per hour wind gusts and flooding abc sam champion has more on the damage overnight more than two hundred reports of severe weather across much of this country a reported twister north of lafayette georgia and alabama cleanup underway after a reported tornado touchdown in cullman county friday night the storm injuring three including an infant and in virginia more than six inches of rain causing road closures and flooding homes briefly shutting down richmond's airport the governor of texas issued a disaster declaration for six counties hit by severe weather and flooding this week and the second man to walk on the moon sues several family members we'll have that coming up but first wbz news time twelve eleven and time for a sports let's send it over to the ace hticket dot com sports studio with chris chris what do you have well there's a bit of a run on defenseman at the nfl draft sherry thirteen teams selected blue liners in the second round including the boston bruins with the fiftyseven pick the black and gold picked axel anderson a six foot one hundred eighty pound eighteenyearold from gerna sweden the right shot defenseman at thirty one points in forty two games last year in the super league some reporters said he was a fourth round projection the nhl network ranked him seventy third best overall taken fifty seven by boston they're up again at seventy seven with three more picks after that other nhl and bruins news russian sniper ilya kovalchuk gained coming to boston tsn reports he signed with the kings mlb stocks returned to the field at fenway tonight whether permitting against the mariners boston to game one of the series last night fourteen ten they turned to lefty add water rodriguez for the game to start iran enters fourth overall in baseball with nine victories here's his philosophy went on the mound pitching yeah we'll try to do just go like for all the time like throw throw i try all my bitches i try because i know they tried to just get like quake our jobs like strike wanting working pretty good rodriguez one is last six starts including a nine three win last week against the mariners he'll go up against writing mike league opening pitch scheduled for seven fifteen and world cup second half now in the kremlin mexico and south korea in the fifty six minutes that is a one.
Officer, Jeff Glor and Jeff Brown discussed on All News, Traffic and Weather
"At paul boston manafort dot to get com him to cooperate wbz they filed news time dozens of is charges seven his fifteen co defendant so has who flipped is the best and soccer now he's player sitting in in the world jail sources previously told me manafort was banking on a presidential just ask pardon an argentine to keep him out of jail for and the rest of his they life will likely and tell today you the in president's fact i attorney know rudy it's giuliani lionel told messi me there may and they be will pardons tell you coming they should know after because the they muller are the programs best soccer up fans sending on a the clear planet signal to tomorrow mr manafort argentina as he takes sits on in that iceland jail cell and i asked soccer jeff fan axel with men the latest well on when paul tests manafort and miramar tonight paul argentina thank you what a makes sheriff's argentine deputy so is dead logo another critically about wounded soccer after they were shot what allegedly makes argentine by an inmate soccer funds they were taking and soccer to court's specialties that they were attacked basically today outside when a courthouse you're a baby in kansas the first city thing they do tony is dokoupil to put has the you latest on know this in this bed the parents you buy can for see the what baby appears to be blood and on the ground outside the the baby wyandotte you have county this soccer courthouse ball where soccer police ball say not a a prisoner teddy bear stepping fun out of facts this white on iceland van somehow it's national got a gun coach and opened still fire works part onto time as sheriff's a dentist deputies is also john the smallest garcia nation saw the to ever aftermath compete at i the seen world cup carrying officer we'll have all the away coverage for you here on wbz maybe chess on coming his up next new seen england a business second with officer jeff brown carried away followed and he was by shot the cbs evening news in the with head jeff glor of the.
"axel" Discussed on Power 106 FM
"No no no no no no no why would they agreed to all day yeah he delays hip hop morning show the crews show show months put for this once scheijde poplar level quote youth doors never finished burt dort bullet schools jump and squat jumps guys cooked has gotten strata where he didn't take this branch which if my mom with moms shipping on the knock you lack of no no one of two thousand when he thought this when i love that dr caused axel him him the dance militant cells death crushed be i'll only acted this says talk by use the same lived that he his what's the big class the undecideds he pleads not i detest is what would happen is a brief when it gets a popular support you heart think gone to draw up a host of not a reliable foot colmey had feed them you read out the bob pundits up to three not them at that for this thing his shot poplin codes used doors.
"axel" Discussed on Jalen and Jacoby
"So we are not someone who remain nameless um their name rhymes with wedgie okay that works on the show this had a flat tyre with that yesterday i wanted to days ago and at nine nineteen texted that he had a flat tyre and did choke to work at all mocha which leases question from a coproducer can you will he showed up later but not benakcha who showed up later for other shows that he cares more about can you fix a flat tire on a car i can it's not heart it's timeconsuming okay it's a lie your dirty at the end of it and use and that's why i've aaa right i know how to take the i've done it it's not hard i don't think people ask link is heart it's not i think is one of those things it's more intimidating until you learn like chess is nothing alongside suggest is super easy that once you learn with each thing can do look your good let's look at it it's hard to do in terms of like great put the jack that remain what concern axel puts on told me that they put a sticker there put jackets right like a look i don time underneath carcinogen i do this is the wheel to the right of the wheel right inside the body towards like every other bodies yes let it there and then you just crank it up and now they've got ones where he's push a button and it does it for you that sounds fun dislike that's not fair but anyway once it's up in the sky unscrew the bolts who both live a new one on to the ball back up has house a heart anyway it's it's it's i think it's it's just more timid any of you have done it before i could do it but i would say this is like i'm also like i would just half way do it just to get myself to someone who can do professionally it's an.
"axel" Discussed on WLOB
"Newt axel abroad said doubter to savour the college learn from a book he sat on the aol fence in what he felt was inappropriate pose not knowing that this was no longer done not realizing by the undergraduates snickered as they pass it went out detailed field too much the football dry out but when he tried to get acquainted with the beefy candidates they clearly indicated they thought he was crazy everywhere he is war movie chores of friendship were met with the crew go disinterest view he was not a campus character he was the class free throws really view and the slide the tolls that guy at given belinda today all mim's z where they border grohl sobron pride down i got a math assignment to finish all i'm sorry goodman that this this book but gullit this oh fund they've what book alice in wonderland allison is that your english assignments all in all while you're wasting your time on it it's funded by golly i don't understand you axel broad i just don't understand you why i miss symptom fellow all it strikes me a man of your years ought to be thinking about saving is soul instead of reading children's books oh i don't think alice in wonderland is very much for children it says some the'deep things in the funding away rubbish and my soul sinn pretty good hands i go to chapran every morning it's compulsory axel broad what is your purpose in life what are you hope to get out of jail i can't say it but that was a fellow run so maybe said that that he said trooped is beauty and beauty truth that's all you know on a and all you need to know you try.
"axel" Discussed on This Week In Marvel
"Everybody welcome back to this weekend marvel the official podcast of marvel we've got another special this week in kirby addition for uh for the celebration were doing of the one hundred intercessory of jack kirby's birth and with me i've got marvels editor in chief axel alonzo are you doing this afternoon axel can do good thanks and excited talking a little bit a curry without a doubt so what was your first exposure jack kervorkian how did you become a fan of his work well my very first exposure to jack kirby was a new god's them seven which is quite possibly of the most violent conflicts of that era in it and immediately appealed to me as a as a little of course but i was hooked equitably widow seeing in the pages i quickly inspired me to look for more of his work and then they discovered what he was doing on fantastic four discovered that wonderful care to the silver surfer how is it also ct but about solar surfer of duty while you just looks at him cool yeah you know i wasn't much of a pacifist at the time but he being again so the original pass the superhero the he richly you know grew on me in that regard but took the first thing i was just blown away by was okoli looked on my afflicted been grim the thing for the very same reasons yeah everyone's on like then grim is one of their favorite characters because he really represents scurvy in so many ways without the aid he he is kirby ironically now so what an own kirby's work made it stand out to you what made it special when you put it next to someone else's light to say this is a very special artist while i think about the thing that makes his work standout is in if you take a jack curb age doesn't matter who linked him hurting himself and you hold it up at one hundred yards and turn it upside down.