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Samuel L. Jackson to Play Nick Fury in New Marvel Disney Plus Series
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How I Built Resilience: John Zimmer of Lyft
"We I spoke with John back in two thousand seventeen but now fast forward a few years and like most of us John is dealing with challenges he never anticipated. But when we spoke a few days ago, he sounded pretty optimistic. Personally, I'm doing okay I. Think you know the business has had a tough time but has seen some really strong recovery since the bottom? We were down about seventy five percent at the peak. In terms of rideshare rides, we now return to little. Half. down. which is actually good progress. We've always been a very long term minded company. We've had hard times before we've always been the challenger brand, and so actually I think moments like this are opportunities for us in our team to shine and so happy to share some of that with you. Yeah I WANNA I wanNA talk about that. Let's let's first talk about like kind of drill down to some of the challenges i. There's no question that this has to be the most challenging time in your you know in your leadership of lift I think it's the most challenging time for any business leader founder around the world today for variety of reasons and as you mentioned, it's been a tough year four left to have some layoffs in May I think about thousand. Layoffs which could not have been easy for you to go through. So as you began to see the pandemic having a significant impact on on your business, what kinds of conversations were you having with your your leadership team with your co founder Logan about ways to kind of begin to to build resilience? What are the conversations that we've had or one of the challenges throughout is how many different audiences groups of people that were working to take care of throughout this right so we have our drivers, we have our riders, we have our employees. With an employee's, there's those that are working in person to help drivers at Parisian centers and there are those that could work from home. So all different populations that we want to take care of. Investors as well who who are judging those decisions we make. So I think that's been a really interesting conversation also the conversations around short term thinking versus long term thinking there are short term decisions we need to make in order to preserve the long term mission that we have as a company. In. Those have been really key decisions. You talked about the dot was very, very difficult. It forced us to make hard decisions some of which I think actually. In hindsight were very healthy for the business but very difficult to make especially for people that are all in this tough time where where the market is difficult those were not easy decisions. Let's talk about some of the short term decisions that you had to take. I mean you are publicly traded company So you're obviously countable to investors and it's everything's on the table you have to review can't hide anything first of all, just to keep the business operating and to. Get. You through this time because this is going to be a challenging year and maybe a recovery next year for you we'll talk about that a moment but you knew this was going to be a tough year. So was one of those decisions to retain as much cash on hand was that one of the initial decisions that you had to take? Yeah obviously. So we look at the cash that we have on hand. We also raised our first debt to add cushion. Quite, a strong position where lucky that we went public when we did. Have a you know near nearly three billion dollars in the bank. What we did to start as we ran all different scenarios we said Okay if we were seventy five percent down for six months or two quarters, you know what would the situation be like for cash if we were down, you know for four quarters what would it be like for cash? We ran the the worst case scenarios, the medium case scenarios and the best case scenarios, and then made the decision that you know raising the debt was kind of a no regrets move but then also to your point preserving the cash that we do have on hand. Making decisions about expenses that we had in the office that were more of a luxury making decisions around certain teams. That we needed to tighten up for example, on on the operating side there were some markets where we had to close some of our centers. What are you finding out from users like why what is what is it? That is preventing them from using lift? Is it basically that they just don't have anywhere to go or is it? Is it the fear of being car with somebody else? It's a mix of both you know. I I think it's people changing their transportation behavior, their actual transportation behavior, and then secondarily It's obviously the questions around health safety and I'd love to walk through what we're doing on on that end as open. The APP we ask both driver and rider to confirm that they're wearing a mask. We ask driving rider confirmed that they haven't been in contact with anyone has covert, and we ask everyone to keep their areas clean and open. Windows if possible. So that's gone a long way. If you zoom out actually the fact that half as many rides are being taken now as before I'm actually quite happy within a strange way because I know many people that are they're not going into the office that's a huge change in transportation. So the fact that one out of two rides are still present even in this environment show some flexibility in the model because we've seen different. Types of rides we've seen a lot of essential workers using this way more because there are other options. Potentially public transportation are things that they're more concerned about from a health safety perspective,
China opens auto show under anti-disease controls
"To the auto beat where Ford Nissan, a BMW have unveiled New Elektronik models for the Chinese market is the Beijing Auto Show opened under antivirus controls, including holding news conferences by international video link. Automakers are looking to China, the first major economy to start recovering from the current virus pandemic to drive sales growth and reverse multi billion dollar losses. Auto China 2020 postpone from March is the first major trade show for any industry since the pandemic began. The ruling Communist Party's decision to go ahead with it reflects official confidence of China. Where the pandemic of hers began in December has the disease they're under control.
European Commission to challenge Apple tax bill verdict
"The European Commission announced it will appeal July twenty twenty ruling in which had overturned a fifteen billion dollar fine against apple and Ireland over taxes. The considered the tax breaks to qualify as unavowed state eight if the appeal proceeds, it will be heard by the European Court of
Ravens DC: Mahomes 'underpaid' even if $1B
"Good Patrick Mahomes is. Right, well, Ravens defensive coordinator Don wink Martindale and facing the homes on Monday. He says that you know, my home's got this big deal in the offseason. He says that Mahomes could be paid a billion dollars and that would still be under paid for. That's how good Patrick Mahomes that's pretty good compliment isn't not bad George
Huang's Law, the New Moore's Law?
"It got all lost in the scramble of other news but remember invidia bought arm and that's a pretty big deal. So to pieces about that, I let me introduce you to. Some, people see as the new Moore's law and it might explain why Invidia is doing what it's doing quoting Chris Mims in the Wall Street Journal who I believe has actually coined the term quote as chipmakers have reached the limits of atomic scale circuitry and the physics of electrons Moore's law has slowed and some say it's over but a different law potentially, no less consequential computing's next half century has arisen. I call it wings law after INVIDIA Chief Executive and Co founder Jensen Wang it describes how the silicon chips that power artificial intelligence more than double in performance. Every two years while the increase can be attributed to both hardware and software it. Steady progress makes it a unique enabler of everything from autonomous cars, trucks, and ships to the face voice and recognition in our personal gadgets between November twenty twelve and may performance of nvidia chips increased three hundred and seventeen times for an important class of a calculation says Bill Daley chief scientists and Senior Vice President of research at Nvidia on average in other words, the performance of these chips more than doubled every year a rate of progress that makes Moore's law pale in comparison and quote. And then also from the Journal, a portrait of Jensen Wang and his founding and stewardship of Invidia as the company has. Just exploded in all sorts of ways. In videos market value has soared to three hundred and nineteen point, eight billion dollars surpassing Intel's valuation of two hundred and fourteen point five, billion dollars even though INVIDIA had ten point nine, two, billion in annual sales in its latest fiscal year compared with seventy one, point nine, seven, billion for Intel. Videos bet on some of the hottest fields, INTECH video gaming and artificial intelligence have fueled investor enthusiasm. While Intel has stumbled with some of its most advanced chips, it's all a long way from nineteen ninety-three when Mr Huang. Dreamed up in video on his thirtieth birthday at a Denny's in San Jose California with two like minded engineers they bet on a future where consumers demanded better computer graphics, which would require specialized high performance hardware that wasn't available at the time and
US House Democrats Crafting New $2.2 Trillion COVID-19 Relief Package
"House. Democrats are preparing smaller corona virus for the leaf package. All right. So it's a trillion dollars less than their last proposal, but a trillion dollars more than what Republicans are ready to do. So they split. That More, but roughly, so they split the difference source tells us that the two point four trillion dollar package would include enhanced unemployment insurance stimulus checks, small business loans, and aid to airlines, and it says here you can talk to the right or the price tag is still about a trillion dollars more than the Republicans latest offer. But. But thought the skinny deal was something like seven or eight, hundred, billion dollars trillion dollars. Rounding now I think and I. Know They are in Congress Lana rounding lot around rounding going on. In fact, they probably call this isn't there I mean if you're. Just, a couple of hundred billion. So why not round that around? That's right well like we really have to pay. Right it the idea that it looks like they're getting closer together but not really I, mean, they're still talking about a massive difference between the two sides and I don't think there's much chance Manuchehr yesterday they're ready to restart talks but didn't give a timetable for any of that and I don't see how this happens before the election I just don't. Probably not and. I think both it's weird because I think. I mean you saw Goldman Sachs yesterday for for GDP for not the third quarter but for the fourth quarter from six to three. Based on. You know not having prospects for more stimulus so I can tell you that. The election will be over but I think the administration would like six percent a lot more to be able to brag about that although we're going to get that flash number for third quarter which should be. Twenty plus. like two weeks before a week and a half before the election. So you're going to hear how great debt is biggest-ever I guess twenty, three, twenty, four percents we heard from Brian Moynihan yesterday who said that you should have additional aid, but it should be targeted the Democrats in this latest thing that they've put forth still have payments going directly to people you know payments across the board president trump has mentioned that be something he'd be interested in but I think it. Makes a lot of sense and and this is something you would probably hear from most of the Republicans with the smaller in the Senate with the smaller package that they've signed off on the idea of sending a blank check to ever sending a check to everybody regardless of whether or not you've been impacted on this. We'll probably pass the time of needing to do something like that. You need to get it to the businesses into the people who are suffering the most right now. Yes greed agreed.
How to Conduct the Right Sales Conversation
"Tip comes from Scott Roy. Scott is the CEO of Whitman Roy partner. He spent his lifetime building and running large direct sales organizations and co-founded a billion-dollar Nationwide Insurance Company in the US. He's also the co-author of the brand new book decision intelligence selling. Hi my tip for you today is how to create both concern and urgency in your customer to act and to buy from you. If you're a salvage sales person, you've already figured out that you should initiate your sales conversations by focusing on the problems the customer has and not by starting with your Solutions good sales people know this month, but still I see so many of them fail to do it or to do it. Well, so today, I want to cover the key skills around problem definition that drive the pace and the certainty of the sale this month. Ability transforms good sales people into great ones. Generally, there are for sales behaviors. I observed in sales people starting with the least effective in building from there to what I would call a standard the first kind of sales person assumes that they know the problems faced by the customer because they've had some training and their experience with other customers who are in a similar situation. They tend also to assume that the customer is aware of their own problems. And so this salesperson presents the product or service quite quickly and hopes, they spark the customers interest and then that's for the close. It's the most ineffective form of person-to-person selling the second kind of sales person listens to the customers challenges, but only long enough to hear the problem. They can solve then the dive into pitching their solution in trying to persuade the customer to buy this approach has a better chance for connecting the solution to a problem actually felt by the customer, but the check Bizarre that the sale is less certain the customer is going to have more doubts and will take longer than you want because the customer isn't really experiencing a deeper concern or an urgency to buy off. Now the Third Kind of salesperson is actually getting pretty good. They show genuine concern and empathy for the customer and they're actually expressing curiosity in their situation. They own know that listening deeply to the customers problems is primarily for the customers benefit not theirs and it helps the customer to build up their concern about the impact these problems have on them by lingering longer during the problem definition of the sales process. They create more engaged buyers who are attracted by the experience that you're providing them and because of this you'll close more sales, but actually there's a fourth level of selling that is reserved for the truly great ones. They do everything that the third level seller does plus one more thing off. They take the time to help the customer estimate the cost of the problems they have if they are not addressed and solved so they don't tell the customer the cost of their problems. They actually lead them through a brief back-of-the-envelope calculation and come up with an annual or multi-year cost of doing nothing about the problem. Then they asked based on the problems. We've defined a cost you've estimated. Is this a problem worth solving if the number is big enough the customer will proceed with urgency to find a solution and if it's a fit they'll likely by month. So in summary take the time to really listen to your customer Dig deeply into the problems. They have estimate the cost of the problem and ask the critical question. Is this problem serious enough and costly enough that you want to solve it. And if it's a yes then present Your solution to fit the well-defined problem. Now what have led you through today as a brief overview. You have the first two steps of what it's called decision intelligence selling or DQ sales for short just like IQ and EQ are about intellectual and emotional intelligence DQ selling is all about leading buyers through a set of Common Sense steps that help them make Intelligent Decisions. Now, they won't know how to do this. You must lead them through the process step-by-step DQ sellers are committed to help customers make the best possible decision by building their decision intelligence. They do this other customers by exploring for subjects thoroughly. And in this order first, it's the problem second. It's the cost of the problem if it goes unsolved third month. It's the solution to the problem and forth It's the value of the solution you're bringing this framework can be applied to short cycle one call sales all the way up to wage. Complex multi-million deals that require many conversations over a long period of time, but always the four major steps must be covered to greatly increase the customers competition to buy and your chances of making the sale.
Airlines Are Asking for a Second Bailout. Congress Should Say No.
"We begin today with airlines their CEO's and union leaders are begging Congress for an extension to the twenty five, billion dollar industry bailout that was part of the cares act travel demand isn't returning fast enough, and now the industry is warning of a massive wave of layoffs if lawmakers extend funding before October first, but Congress is fighting and. Preoccupied. So where does that leave the airlines and their employees marketplace's Andy Euler reports according to the Trade Group Airlines for America passenger volume is off about sixty five percent from a year ago and airlines are collectively burning through five billion dollars. Each month CEO Nick Kelly says airlines are asking for six months federal help because hopefully by then we will be over the Hump and we will start to have a pickup and travel by next spring. The conditions of the previous bailout protected workers until October First Kalua warns that up to one hundred, thousand airline employees could soon join the ranks of the unemployed and Robert W man, a former airline executive and industry consultant says a second bailout would help the US economy recover faster when the pandemic Wayne's if the industry were to fall into disrepair if it were to fall into. Destructive restructuring during the pandemic, the question would be, what would you have around to help your on the other side? When exactly we get to the other side of the pandemic it's still murky and Federal Nikkei Day Rusia George Mason University says, another twenty five billion dollars is not going to solve the problem. This is justice coning the inevitable as long as the demand doesn't go back up. This is just basically a band-aid patch. She says bankruptcy would be the best option airlines have shown that they can emerge from restructuring healthier, and she says that needs troubled airlines don't pose a major risk to the economy at large. I made Euler
Ohio sues to block nuclear bailout money from being paid
"Ohio's attorney general is now trying to stop the nuclear plant a bailout law from going into effect Ohio Eiji Dave Yost has filed an injunction to stop payouts from House Bill six the billion dollar bailout of two nuclear power plants passed last year. And now at the center of federal charges being filed against five people, including former state House Speaker Larry Householder, Yost is looking to stop the owners of the plants from being paid, though the filing would not stop the money from being collected. That collection is scheduled to start in January unless lawmakers act Householder and four other defendants have pleaded not guilty. I'm Jack Crumley,
Apple to produce millions of AirPods in Vietnam amid pandemic
"More of apple supply chain may be leaving the Middle Kingdom. Apple insider says Peggy Tron. One of the Cupertino companies manufacturing partners is looking to build in Vietnam in a pretty big way. Like one billion dollars beg. Looking to target computing communication and consumer electronics. Plan, involves three phases. The first is a relatively small nineteen, million dollar initiative followed by four, hundred, eighty, one, million, dollar second-phase and five hundred, million dollars for a third phase all set to wrap up by twenty, twenty seven. Insider says Petron is the fourth of apple's manufacturing partners to make the move to Vietnam. Foxconn. And Tag all have manufacturing setup there. It's worth noting that while the apple manufacturer will be going to be at. Phnom. Petron won't necessarily be, making, anything for apple in Vietnam. That said the piece points out that apple has been encouraging suppliers to move production out of China to avoid costly tariffs. Apple's online store went live on the subcontinent today tech crunch says for the first time in more than twenty years since apple began its operations in India, the iphone maker has started selling its products directly to consumers in the world's second largest smartphone market. I don't WANNA get too far ahead of things but moves like this. Could make apple a profitable company?
Washington DC - Pentagon used taxpayer money meant for masks and swabs to make jet engine parts and body armor
"Used taxpayer money meant to build up the nation's stockpile of masks and other peop e E for jet engine parts and body armor instead. We want to take a deep dive on this. It's Aaron Greg of the post who broke the story and he's with us on our news line. Here s O Aaron, What did you find in your research? So early in the pandemic. Congress set aside a billion dollars for the military to basically get involved and making sure that hospitals all over the country and the supplies they need. Instead. What the Pentagon did with that funding is they basically use it to backfill a bunch of projects that they had been trying to correct for a long time. They spend it on things like dress uniforms, production of body armor jet engine part in many cases. These are actually very important national defense items, but they just have nothing to do with Corona virus. So I think there are a lot of questions to be raised about whether it was appropriate for that pool of funding meant to fight the Corona virus to be used on the defense industry. So here's where I asked the benefit of the doubt.
LVMH Is Readying Its Red Pen for Tiffany's Books
"A Delaware judge is expediting the trial date for Tiffany's lawsuit against lvmh which backed out of a sixteen point two billion dollar takeover of the US jeweler earlier this month. We appreciate the court's ruling today to expedite the process said tiffany chairman. Rodger Farah a trial on January. Fifth Twenty Twenty one will hopefully lead to a ruling prior to the expiration of US antitrust clearance on February third twenty, twenty one and enable us to protect our company and our shareholders. lvmh has argued that a material effect from the pandemic had hurt tiffany's business while it couldn't complete the deal by the November closing date for fear of getting in the middle of a US. France trade war.
The pandemic is putting electronic medical records to the test
"To slow the spread of the coronavirus testing is hugely important, not just getting a test but getting the results back as quickly as possible. A recent survey found that the average wait time for results is four days with ten percent of the people surveyed waiting ten days or more a shortage of the equipment and chemicals needed to perform the test is part of the problem but the country. Also lacks bust electric medical records system which would allow information to be shared seamlessly. We wondered how much is that slowing everything down Julia? Adler. Milstein is a professor of medicine at the University of California San Francisco where her research focuses on electronic health records. I asked her if part of the problem is all the different software providers, companies like epic and Care Cloud and Athena health not. Playing nicely together I do think there's a roadblock there I mean that's really been an Achilles heel of the past decade where we've seen so much more digitisation of health information but not as much of an effort put on making sure that that information can move around seamlessly where it's needed and I think in an ideal world. Yes. Those large companies would have cooperated and figured out how You. Build their systems in a way that we're more compatible but we also didn't really create strong incentives for them to do that, and now we're working to try to correct that and I think covert has shown a really bright spotlight on the need to do that. But but it wasn't there from the start and I think we're really paying the price for that. Now What about privacy concerns? With information being shared more widely in more places I. Wonder if patients sort of opting out may be part of the the hurdle here. It is and I mean privacy concerns. You know go go hand in hand with greater ability to move and share information because you want to be sure that it does end up in the hands and not the wrong hands and that and that the patients are involved in that in the way that you know is appropriate until I think one of the issues that that is hard to know is sort of in what what level of of detail or granularity patient want to be involved in managing. You know who sees their information and for what purposes. into do that at scale is really hard because we know different people have different preferences over all and for specific types of information, as well as for whether it's a payoff for example, like what they might want to share with health insurer versus their doctor. So it gets very complex very quickly. So I think everyone agrees we should have the privacy protection, but actually implementing that privacy protection control is is where it gets pretty pretty complicated. I'm also wondering about the cost of all this I know the federal government has already spent tens of billions of dollars to encourage the adoption of electronic medical records. Do you have a sense of the price tag on what this effort could cost to get it? Right I don't think we've really seen good cost estimates because part of it is sort of what are we paying for I don't think at this point we're really paying for the infrastructure. This is really about linking up all of the digital entities and writing down rules of the road. I. Don't think anyone really has a sense of the Price Tag. You know my personal sense is that it would be lower than the investment that we've made so far because there's so much cost just the digitisation itself. But there's also some real costs in in in trying to figure out how to make all the different systems talk to each other, but potentially lots of savings to I imagine. Oh absolutely there have been some estimates of that and they've been in this sort of seventy to eighty billion dollars. A Year of potential savings if we really were to get to sort of fully standardize seamless information sharing a fact that hospitals are filling out spreadsheets with their covid testing data and sending it to the federal government, it's staggering to think that we're still doing that you know in the year twenty twenty. But then also to think about all the costs of all the people in those hospitals who are manually entering data into a spreadsheet, it's sort of hard to believe. Yeah, and if I never have to try to remember when my knee surgery was when I see a new doctor. It'll be too soon. How many of those health questionnaires if we all filled out again and again? Yeah. No. On the patient side exactly I mean, we haven't even addressed those costs and also just I think that the stress that we put on patients when it's clear that their doctor doesn't know their medical history and so if you were to show up today and you know tell your doctor that you've had cova test and then for that doctor to say, Oh, well, I don't have any way to access that information at his not delivering patient centered. CARE. Julia Adler Milstein is a professor of medicine at the University of California San Francisco. And now for some related links, another wrinkle in all this, just because you're test results are in the system doesn't mean your doctor we'll see them right away. These are busy people with lots of patients counting on them. Adler Milstein says so far. The solution is just hanging doctors with lots of alerts, which if you've ever had to mute a group text chat, you know can create notification fatigue, and while most hospitals now have some kind of electronic health records system public health departments are still far behind relying on. Phones and even fax machines to share information. That's the subject of an episode of the health podcast trade-offs from my former marketplace colleague Dan. Guerrero tiene molly had him on this show awhile back Dan found that technology and data gaps key public health officials dangerously out of the loop, the fight, the spread of Corona virus. We have a link at marketplace tech DOT ORG along with results from a survey from the Pew. Charitable trusts found that most Americans support to improve how medical records are shared between providers but have since. Concerns about privacy and accuracy and respondents were generally less comfortable with the sharing of sensitive information like Substance Abuse Mental, Health Issues and homelessness factors that can influence health but also potentially how patients are treated I'm Amy Scott and that's marketplace tech.
Tiffany Files Lawsuit Against LVMH To Enforce Merger
"Let's turn to the latest developments in the ongoing legal battle between the US jewelry giant Tiffany and French luxury group lvmh. Last November lvmh agreed to acquire Tiffany, but tiffany has since accused of trying to run down the clock in order to let the deal run out of time. So then now trying to fast track the process well, Dana Thomas is the author fashioned police, the price of I fashion and the future of clothes, and to say, she joins us once again from Paris good morning. Good Morning. So bring us up to date in a story that twists and turns an awful lot. Well. This is this is the third time in my career that lvmh's done this week it's become a big big the deal the takeover deals become a big news story. They did it with Gucci they did it with our they lost both of them, and now they're doing it with tiffany and we'll see what happens the latest news is yesterday. The Delaware Court of Chancery where because they'll tiffany is registered in the state of Delaware. In the United States. Has, set a digital hearing date for four day trial starting January fifth and they're gonNA. They're if they don't settle this beforehand, they're going to go to trial and tiffany is pushing for the trial November while Lvmh, wanted it in March or April. So the courts split the split the difference in set it for January this is important because it's right before the US regulatory approval for the sixteen point two, billion dollar acquisition expires on February third. This is the largest bid for a takeover that lvmh did and it's I think the largest ever in the in the luxury industry. She doesn't want to pay that much now and understandably so. Tiffany is down. Had A first-half operating loss of forty, five, million dollars a loss of forty five in the same time. Last year, it had earnings of three, hundred, forty, five, million. So they feel like, yeah, we made this bid last November before Kovic. Everything else hit and Tiffany was thriving and now it's not worth sixteen point two, billion dollars. We'd like to reevaluate that and Tiffany's like saying too bad for you. Well, neither seemed to be giving any leeway on this because toughen says that it it doesn't see what has to cut its prices. It's ready to go to court and LVMH's saying start rushing us because you know the reason why I'm trying to Russia's you don't want us to look at the way that you handle your books during cove it. Well, it's not even just handling the books. All the stores were closed out around the world and people still ordered online. Could you would you order a ending tiffany jewelry online? Have it delivered to your mailbox? I don't think so unless you really needed to get married and that was that but I think that Tiffany Tiffany is. Really pushing for the most important thing which is that you know if they if they go to court lvmh. Chairman. Bernard Arnault could be deposed in the case and asked if he pressured the French government to help give the French group and out is the with this deal because the French government is the ones who stepped in and said, you know we're not going to you can't do this so. The firm, you know originally said that they were dropping this because of a US trade dispute, which is you know. Not terribly clear. So are no what have to swear you know in the courthouse on a Bible or or not in the courthouse because it'll be digital and say no I didn't ask the government to given how well connected he is with the government and with. President. Matt Cole. I wonder and and I'm not the only one to wonder and obviously tiffany wonders, and so it'll be interesting to see how that plays out. Dana how is this going to play out given the fact I mean you mentioned the fact that Lvmh's attempts to by the likes of Gucci didn't work out. Right well, there's a couple of different scenarios. The first one is it tiffany gets. To close the deal at the original price. I, doubt that's going to happen because Bernardo is a really shrewd businessman and he does not overpay. The second one is that the deal is done at a lower prices previously agreed they get some mediators in there they work it out before you tiffany's a publicly traded company. This could really make their their stock collapsed to a point that you know they're really. Hurting thirties at you know Arno. Tries to go hostile takeover because it is a publicly traded company and starts buying tiffany on the public market at a reduced price and eventually has so much that he says, boom I'm owner of the company too bad for you.
With a New Sleep-Aid Drink, Pepsi Tackles Coronasomnia
"Americans are getting far less sleep than we ever have. We were already a nation of insomniacs before covid nineteen created so much chaos. Now, apparently, even fewer of us are getting enough shut eye. So help is coming from a highly unusual source pepsico. That's right. One of the nation's biggest caffeine purveyors now wants to help us get to sleep last week. Pepsi introduced a new bedtime drink intended to provide some. Relief called drift. Well, it's a blackberry lavender drank contains two chemicals said to be relaxing magnesium and an amino acid called L. CNN. Pepsi will begin selling drift well online at the end of the year and in stores and twenty, twenty one but you better start saving your pennies now. So called functional drinks, those containing vitamins, minerals, proteins, and other supplements cost a lot more than your average soda when drift well hits the market, a ten pack of the seven and a half ounce cans will set you back eighteen bucks. Pepsi says it began developing drift well, last year after an employee up the idea during an internal pitch competition no reports on whether that employees can't sleep. So drift well predates the corona virus, but it's release is well-timed with what sleep specialists now say is an epidemic of insomnia. The draft accompanying the pandemic is so widespread that some specialists are calling pandemic do sleeplessness Coronas Omnia the Washington. Post reports insomnia has long been a plague on our lives prior to the pandemic ten to fifteen percent of Americans suffered from chronic insomnia according to the. Post that's the inability to fall asleep or stay asleep at least three nights a week for three months or more well now, those numbers are even higher although studies aren't yet conclusive on just how much higher they are but consider this prescriptions for sleep AIDS jumped fifteen percent from mid February to mid March according to data from express scripts reported by the Post and of course, his problem surge. So to do the markets for solutions, the market for sleep AIDS, is currently worth a billion dollars in growing quickly according to data provided by Pepsi. And why shouldn't the soda giant get a piece of that? Indeed as we've reported here before Pepsi has been diversifying for many years forging a healthier and more profitable path forward soda consumption declines as CNN noted in twenty-six. Pepsi Acquired Kabukicho Maker Kavita two years. Later it bought Health Warrior, a maker of plant based energy bars, and it has added protein powders to some of its line of gatorade energy drinks. Not, to be outdone, rival coke is also bought a combined shoemaker. It's lines of bottled water and sparkling waters are doing well to cocoa also has acquired honest tea and it has long been the owner of Zico, a brand of coconut water but so far coke products can only keep you awake not help you slumber depending on how well drift well does though a sleep inducing beverage from coke probably won't be far behind in back the need for a sleep aid soda. Might just be keeping. The are indeed people coke. Up at, night.
Travel to Turkmenistan
"I'd like to welcome back to the show Justin Barnes from Justin and crystal dot com, and just has come to talk to us about Turkmenistan Justin. Welcome back to the show. Thank you. Thanks for having me back and I say welcome back to the show Justin was on episode six, twenty, nine about the Big island of Hawaii. This is a very different destination. We're talking about today. What's your connection with Turkmenistan? We traveled there on a trip to or the stands. There's the five stands Turkmenistan Kazakhstan respect. Extended Kurdistan, and we went to four of them on a trip and Turkmenistan is certainly the most interesting of the bunch in terms of how foreign it was. The misers foreign every since the word will and I was very interested in doing the show because been one time since we've talked about Turkmenistan and because. Before covert hit, we had a amateur traveler trip plan to the stands not to all five to two. I think of them as I recall in two thousand and twenty one which has bumped to two thousand and twenty two, but still planning on taking a group to that region of the world. So should someone go to Turkmenistan all for one thing it has something that I am fairly certain no other country. In the world has which Zeke giant flaming pit in the middle of the desert that looks for one tencent purposes like a volcanic crater but is actually just burning natural gas and you can walk right up to the edge of it. It's about the ultimate across at about one hundred feet deep and that's something you're not gonna see any world's Laurel I think Azerbaijan has some similar geologic features of natural burning. Areas that have been burning for hundreds of years. Well, in addition to that, there's some very interesting Silk Road historical sites, and also some history even older than that going back to partying times in an earlier excellent and the Parthenon's being a contemporaries with an and rivals with the Romans. The recreation of the Persian state after the fall of Persia to Alexander the Great. Excellent will what should one do would enter and where are you going to take us on an itinerary here? So I would recommend or remain sites that can kind of seen in any. Any order. One is the capital Ashgabad, which is in the south central part of the country. nother one is the gas crater, which is more or less than the very center of the country. Kunia organic, which is the north central or the country. And finally merged, which is in the eastern part of the country in the horror which would go to those guys somewhat dictated in where you're coming from and where you're going to afterwards I think for the most are people who be traveling Turkmenistan. If you'RE GONNA, go that way you're not going to be going only to Turkmenistan, and so it's going to be part of a larger trip either balls, other stands and or. Now, we're you doing trip independently or as part of a tour or how did you arrange us? This was part of a tour. I. Think as a practical matter, it is very unlikely that somebody is going to get a visa to stand on their own is hard to get into Turkmenistan insulin less. You're going with a company that does a lot of tour packages there where they take care of getting visa process they donald is across all the ts I think for all intents and purposes it's it's almost impossible to get in unless you with without friends or family member living country. Will and one thing we should bring up just because people are gonNA look at the map and some people are going to say, no right away. Because of its neighbors. Because we just to the south of Turkmenistan Afghanistan in Iran Iran being very stable country right meal although not always one that my country the US is friendly with Afghanistan not necessarily. Being as stable but Turkenistan you've found to be fairly safe an interesting country to travel to. Yes and we went there from Iran and they were quite different but I felt safe in both places for different reasons. Under of the spectrum well in, we'll talk about more about Iran some other day. There's a couple, very fascinating episodes that we've done on. Iran made me want to get there ever since we've talked about it. So took minutes said you start at us in the capital, Yes yes. So Ashgabad new would either fly into or conceivably if you were on a road trip from either northern Iran or from Pakistan might come in. The car by I think most likely would come into the airport, which is very interesting. Airport probably will not see too many if any other airports that look the same with a multi billion dollar airport that looks like eighty giant Falcon or shave your channel self is a Falcon hundreds of feet. We'll be thousands of feet across.
Do You Have The 411 On 9/11? - It Was A Dystopian Nightmare
"Hello. This is Stephanie and this is Talk Tales and Trivia the show where I talk about enlightening topics about society culture and the topics that affect the world we live in plus some trivia so that you yes, you can stump your family and friends is so interesting and fun. But this topic today this topic right now on this episode is not so much fun because we are coming up upon an anniversary that really truly some Americans wish had never happened and that is the September eleven attacks. This at timber eleven, attacks often referred to as nine eleven. Remember were a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks by the Islamic terrorist group. al-Qaeda? Against the United States on the morning of Tuesday September eleventh two, thousand and one some of you weren't even born but yet it affects all of us to this day. No matter how old we are the attacks resulted in two, thousand, nine, hundred and seventy, seven deaths over twenty, five, thousand injuries and substantial long term health consequences in addition to at least ten billion dollars in infrastructure and property damage. But did you know that nine eleven is the single deadliest terrorist attack and human history and the single deadliest incident for firefighters and law enforcement officers in the history of the United States with three hundred and forty-three firefighters losing their lives and seventy two law enforcement officers losing their lives. Speaking for al Qaeda leader Osama Bin. Laden had said that quote it has become clear that the West and general and America in particular have an unspeakable hatred for Islam. It is the hatred of Crusaders terrorism against America deserves to be praised because it was a response to injustice aimed at forcing America to stop its support for Israel which kills. In. Quote. Even, though that was somewhat an admission of guilt by Osama bin Laden. He stopped short of admitting responsibility for the attacks but. Eventually, he did admit to the attacks. Yes. Shortly before the US presidential election and two thousand and four bin Laden used a taped statement to publicly acknowledge al Qaeda's involvement and the attacks on the United States he admitted his direct links to the attacks and said they were carried out because we are free. And want to regain freedom for our nation. As you undermine our security, we undermine yours bin Laden said, he had personally directed his followers to attack the world trade centers and the Pentagon. The impact of nine eleven extends beyond geopolitics though and into society and culture and. Immediate responses to nine eleven did include greater focus on home life and time spent with family. It really did hire church attendance and increased expressions of patriotism such as flying of the American flag. In the immediate aftermath of the attacks President George W Bush proclaimed Friday September, fourteenth two, thousand, and one as a national day of prayer and remembrance for the victims of the terrorist attacks on September eleventh Patriot Day officially known as National Day of service and remembrance is observed every September eleventh in honor of the individuals who lost their lives as a result of the terrorist attacks on that day Patriot's Day will be on Friday this Friday September, Eleventh Twenty Twenty also I find on Kapadia on the search of Patriots Day. The flag of the United States is flown at half-mast at the White House and on all US government buildings and establishments throughout the world Americans are also encouraged to display flags in an outside their homes as many many due to this day. Remember that Patriot Day is not a federal holiday though okay. Schools and businesses remained open and observance of the occasion and that we will never forget and that America will not be stopped or halted even for one day memorial ceremonies for the two, thousand, nine, hundred, and seventy, seven victims. Are often held, but that does not include a matter of fact at excludes the nineteen hijackers who also perished we do not memorialize them.
"billion dollars" Discussed on The Goal Digger Podcast
"Had sided me the decision to announce the purchase price and I was like no no because I had heard all these stories about you know if you especially if you're someone that doesn't come from a situation like that it can cause a lot of trauma friends and family and relationships and everyone comes out of the woodwork. And thinks you're an ATM machine. Thinks you must just have one point two billion dollars cash in your pocket right now like you know what I mean and I was just. It was really a crazy twenty four hours but the day of the Acquisition Laurie. Al announced the purchase price. And after that a what happened by one of the things that happened was Forbes called our PR team at cosmetics and they also wrote an email and they said you know. Here's what we're estimating. Jamie's net worth is to be and we're going to publish this article about the sixty richest women and I'm like what I'm like first of all. There's no way they could know anything because they don't you know it wasn't made public. How many investors we have our who owned wet shares or anything right so mike they can't know and and you know. I had my team respond back to them that I wasn't interested in the article into thank them for their time and then Forbes replied and said well you know they believe in the integrity of their list and otherwise it's not a true less so they published their estimates no matter what whether you talk to them or not and they have enough supporting data at to publish the number. They're going to publish. And I freaked out freaked out about it and they ask you know like you know what part of it does. Jamie owned versus her husband. All of these questions which to this day. I've never I've never commented on money or talk about money. And so when? They said they were going to publish the article you know I had. Our head appears share with them. Well you know if you want to share our story and get our messaging out there. That will be great. James Not GonNa talk about money so long story short published a really great article. The reporter was awesome. Who Works there never talked about many or anything but their list came out and I think Jenner. There's like this. I realize there's this weird thing about women and money and the funny thing the reporter said to me is like trying to understand why I didn't want to comment on money. And she says you know all of the women on our list in most all of don't want to be part of the list and she said all of them men all they do is call and say the number needs to be higher and I do. What is that about right anyways? What happened was I like anytime anyone who ask about it or a PR team cosmetics. Which do an introduction or whatever any time at Forbes as referenced like we even change the name of an Howie referenced it to most successful women self made women like I head the word richest. I was like embarrassed. I thought I had this realization just this year where I thought. Oh my gosh like what have I been doing like meaning? You know me hiding my success like that or being ashamed or minimizing it or dimming. My on light like all that does is act as a disservice to other girls and other women because like so many times in our lives. We have to see them. When else's story are see what's possible for us to believe it ourselves and I'm wake hiding yet and dimming it and and how many women out there or grows out there that are like me and don't come from you know you know had a lot of success were they don't feel qualified or they don't feel enough like I'm hiding. What's possible format and I just had this huge. Aha moment where you know what it was just this year. I'm not I'm not going to hide it anymore because I don't want to take that away from other people who have big dreams and sure when you have out there you get haters whatever but like I'm GonNa just deal with it because I think women with dimmed our own light. You know to be quiet polite and gracious and grateful and minimize our successes and all that does is rob other women of stories of what's possible for them and examples in its I. You know I'm sure so many community right now. See what's possible because they see what Jeff has done. How Jonathan doing it? And it's like you know so many times in my life like I looked oprah and I see what's possible and other women like you and so many my friends and it's like if we actually hit our stories that makes no sense. So how big a PIFF UNIE? And I'm like I'm going to stop dimming my light you know because it's really again not about me riot. It's about you now just if it helps other people see what's possible other people who've dealt with like being told they're not enough or their body isn't right or their idea isn't gonna work or or maybe it's just. They're underestimating themselves. Which we all do. Sometimes I'M NOT GONNA dim that anymore for them. I feel I got his mic. Drop Moment Jamie. Thank you so much for sharing your story. Where can everybody find out about you and learn more about the amazing women that I fall in love with all and I am on my own instagram now. For a Lotta years. It was a cosmetics in the big team but my instagram which is Jamie Kern Lima. That is where I'm on an active. So that is the best place right now and I am in love with you. I am so just as another woman and I speak for millions of women out there but like I am so inspired by you and just proud you know of who you are and what. You're doing of higher shifting culture in so many ways around women being financially free around. You know confidence and I'd just door you you so much for coming on the podcast. I'm so excited for people to listen in and hear your story. I don't know about you but I was literally on the edge of my seat during that entire interview wondering what's going to happen next. She going to get a Yes. She goes sal. How are they going to survive? And how the heck did they turn this dream? That started in her living room into a billion dollar business. I Love James Point at the end that we as women need not shy away from success because when we step into our power we elevate one another and show what is truly possible. I am so grateful that I get to interview women. Like Jamie Kern Lima on this podcast in college job. Thank you so much for tuning into another episode of the Gold digger. Podcast get out there and show the world. What's possible when you believe in something so much that you will not waiver until next time Gold Diggers? Keep on digging your biggest goals. I'll talk to you soon. I'm over here giving virtual high five because you just finished another episode of the Gold digger. Podcast that go by way too fast for anyone else if you want more head over to Gold digger. Podcasts DOT COM for show notes and all the discount codes from today sponsors. And if you're looking for a new crew of movers and shakers like you to bounce ideas and ask questions be sure to join exclusive community for gold diggers on facebook the links waiting for you at Golddigger PODCAST DOT com..
"billion dollars" Discussed on SPACE NEWS POD
"Hello everybody and welcome back to the show. My name is Willa Walden. I'm your host for the Space News Pod. Today they were GonNa be taking a look at the budget for NASA Twenty Twenty one will see twelve percent boost for the NASA. It's a budget and three billion dollars of the budget goes almost all to commercially. Made Lunar Lander's so there's a couple of companies that do this or want to do this. Blue origin Boeing Lockheed Martin Northrop Northrop Grumman dianetics in Sierra Nevada Corporation. And also SPACEX and I'm GonNa get into that in just a second but I want to remind you that if you are going to buy anything on Amazon there's a link in the description of this and if you want to help out the show you can click on that link and I take a tiny chunk of them so if you buy something on Amazon it helps me up an affiliate of Amazon and You know every purchase. It helps me out. I get like I said a tiny tiny bit portion of every purchase. So thanks everybody who have been doing that You are helping me. funday tripped trip to Florida. In April of this year to go see rocket launch and Kennedy Space Center in Florida. So thanks I I do appreciate it and if you are willing to go even further. There's a petri on Patriot dot com slash space news. PODCAST if you want to help out thank you so much for everybody who's has been doing that and Let's get back to this. Twelve percent boost for NASA for Twenty Twenty one K so a human landers for the arts program are very important. People need to land on the moon in order for The next phase of space exploration flourish to begin. So what's going to happen. There's going to be a lunar orbiter while there was going to lunar orbiter but apparently there's a bill that's being kicked around a little bit that says that the Lunar Lander can be Lunar Lander the lunar orbiter could be a lunar slash Mars. Orbiter this sort of go between gateway in between those two things. So what does that mean. What does that mean for the budget? Well it means that There is a twenty five point. Two billion dollar budget for NASA in this is the largest that has been since the nineteen ninety s and this orbiter lunar slash Mars Gateway in the future. Maybe thing according to this budget now. The Lunar Lander is important in. They need a lot of money to get this thing right because human lives are on the line and if they don't land properly well. There is a lot at stake for NASA and for the people that are involved with that landing the lot of research and development. There's a lot of testing. There's a lot of Getting things wrong in order to get things right and you have to break things in order to fix things right. So that's what's going to happen with that. Three billion the B.. That's basically just for the lander case. So there's more money involved to the state of the Union By president trump stress that the administration's commitment to space which is backed up by the twenty. Two thousand one budget numbers Said Ed space exploration will reinvigorate the landscape of American science. So they want to help the scientific community by giving them a little bit more money you for these lunar landings which is pretty awesome. If you ask me no matter what your politics are with no matter. What side of the aisle? You're on if somebody's throwing money at NASA and saying hey do incredible things. That's great whenever NASA gets more funding funding and they can use that funding to do incredible almost like illogical things like send people to Mars then and that's a good thing. We want those things in the future. We want to have a steady budget climb for NASA because these things as you know the the exploration of our closest neighbor the moon and our next pleased to hesitate habitat. We're GONNA make a habitat on Mars. Those things are important and they cost a lot of money to do that because commercial programs you know like commercial. Companies like SPACEX like Boeing like blue origin et CETERA. They need that money to pay the people to make the things to get us there and they wanna make a fleet of you know Different landers possibly to get us to the moon. There could be more than one winner you know with these budget things happen. It's like okay. So a couple of companies could build landers couple of companies could build rockets. Could starship thing possibly you know SPACEX has already thrown their head the ring to be a lander to be To be certified basically to land humans on the moon and and if that's a possibility that's great for SPACEX that's great for engineers as great for scientists because the more the more money that goes into these companies. The more money goes back into the economy which is great so three billion for mainlanders. That's pretty awesome now. We haven't really Ali Sina budget for Mars yet So there's about four hundred million dollars that's Budgeted for extraction of water and oxygen from lunar sources as well so basically they're going to land something on the Moon Find a water source finds mice get some oxygen and water out of that ice and figure out how to make that had into hydrogen and oxygen and water because we need hydrogen. It's basically rocket fuel right. So you get the hydrogen from the ice you. He made it into rocket fuel. You can send somebody from the moon back to Earth or from Mars back to Earth etc so since you ice to hydrogen oxygen oxygen and water. It's going to be a four hundred million dollars doesn't seem like a lot compared to the three billion for the lander but it's a good stepping stone a good start for this budget so they're gonNA start making more things for the Moon Now this is pretty cool and I'm pretty excited about it and I'll let you any more that I find out there's going to be a talk from Jim Breitenstein coming up and and I'm going to have a live Youtube Viewing Party and this is going to be February tenth so I want everybody to tune in over to the Space News Pod on Youtube for tenth at twelve thirty pm so Space News Pat on youtube dot com slash space news pod. Jim Bryanston the head of NASA will about the future of the Moon to Mars artists mission. Check it out. Come hang out. It should be pretty awesome so on that I'm GonNa say thank thank you for taking the time out of your day to spend a here with me on the speaks news pod my name is will walden and I will see you soon..
"billion dollars" Discussed on KFC Radio
"Caved the fight duper producer deep a quick question simple question. I went to family family party recently. And there's like thirty forty people there but everybody has to take their shoes off at the door. So so it's like a family party in everybody's walk around either. You know sock Zahn Barefoot. What happened I get it like a one on one type of deal but I'm not even the type of guy the you know? Make people take their shoes off when they come through the door. I get on the ground right now. I just WanNa know late where that weird where you got..
"billion dollars" Discussed on Ripper Magoos with Bob Menery
"NAMEDROP can fucking Yuki High and funding. I believe in her all right there. We go out on this and I'm GonNa tell you we played a so a couple thanksgivings ago. Joel embiid from from the sixers was at at my house for Thanksgiving giving and we had to. All my daughter at this point was probably ten or eleven in Joel and my daughter played against five guys To on five. So you have one row basketball player. My daughter who that point you see value and we had the five five guys who were somewhere between green mediocre and good. We lost the game like fifty two like three. And that's when you learn that someone who's a professional athlete is always GonNa win. In these situations I agree with her. I'll I'll give it a shot. Though for the show we get one more wages tie so much. Camping has got one hundred bucks. Two five thousand twenty back shot. What's the bet here? I'm in between what the ten shots the ten the ten shots. I think that I'll I'll block three and I don't think you'd block house is always could happen as if she fucking Mississippi is have a few questions. Are you a professional soccer player. He says she's a medalist. Bronze medallist careless. She was a fucking elite. What talk about soccer but what position? I played center forward and centreback normally make goals. Yeah but the last couple years then mostly defender but doesn't matter okay so the under overrun Sanchez. Three I think that I can. Yeah I think I can start three okay so under. If it's if it's two or less you lose threes a push for okay. She might get rid of one hundred to five thousand two ages. I WanNa give you some good. That's totally I. I mean I'll say they dubbed. No no you're out. He's you know he can't we're doing it. He's a pressure of one hundred that I'm going to use that one hundred one then bet back on. You saw the total risk. Here's Roy five thousand basketball player though too. It's okay let's all we have to. We have to. We have to firm bats my side waiters. How Long I lost the fanatics party without being thrown out twenty five minutes? We have like a list of this one hundred people. They're allowed to get you know belligerently drunk. I am title list. We'll talk about well. He wants lear. Still I do get in. I love it Michael. Thank you so much for joining. Join us for the man a guy we all fuck to dream to be your very successful. Do fucking man billy style. Thank you So hoping better people to look up to fuck ever seventeen is over Michael Rubin. Thanks for stopping by this. PODCAST is brought to you by action park media..
"billion dollars" Discussed on Ripper Magoos with Bob Menery
"Was that selling Jersey Jersey team. Definitely Patrick mahomes today. Yeah he's number one. I'm pulling for big red meat. Tim Joe go anywhere. Stay okay with us. We just need a minute. You know. It's funny I have. I'M GONNA be honest with you. I'm Paul so I just looked at the number so I thought that the forty. I'll give you some really great amateur with anybody yet. So you'RE GONNA get it here. I unique aspartame clearly he's thinking about Cj Franko and making she's thinking about Lille cj and me doing all right so so my fucking outcome MARLA. I thought I had thought that the AWW are early math show that the forty niners was going to be Fifty percent better than the chiefs and Revenue and the chiefs at markets. Come out of nowhere so we thought the forty niners will be spectacular outcome and we thought the chiefs should be you. Don't call it a third smaller And the chiefs of believable chiefs are actually much better economic. So if you'd asked me two weeks ago I would've said forty niners who want to win for business the chiefs actually. How come January? Good Buddy of mine. I love the guy so I always root with my I always in my heart and I was GonNa make us the most money so I'm rooting for the forty niners rooting against fanatics. Right now. Because I don't care because Jed Had York's great guy and I want to see him when so it's GonNa be it's GonNa be interesting but you would have been a little bit. I haven't been there in fifty years and I got big business. I it's like. I think we're SANJIV JOHN chief t-shirt to everybody in In America right now. They're voting with their wallet. Let's let's be honest upset at the Tennessee. Titans are playing the San Francisco. Forty nine five so the rest of America versus Seattle. Actually she does really good for business. Really Tennessee Fran. Tennessee would have been a nightmare. Tennessee's very bad for business. I I can tell you the lead to two hundred thousand nine budget for Breaking Electron ix at Tennessee. No Shit no shit packers. How they sell packers are very good? But I'm tasting right now. The best hot market we've had in. The history of the company was Chicago cubs in two thousand sixteen. We did close to one hundred million dollars and cubs business number to ever was the eagles on when the Patriots and I was actually rooting against my home team. Because of how close I am with Robert and Jonathan Kraft. You sold John's. Were you in the box for the rest of the next round Robin John was right below you with Mike Trout. The this is a business and so people don't sometimes fans get mad at me and Philadelphia sixers fans who like me like how could you possibly root against the eagles. And you'll look jeffries a good friend of mine and how he's a good friend of mine. I'm friends with a bunch of guys who planned being planned the team. But you know Robin Jonathan Kraft. I mean they're family to me. They've done more than so many people in the eye. Talk to these guys every single day. So you gotta you gotTa root with people that are that. Are Your family for you anyway. Favorite team the The only positive thing was the only positive thing was that when I really want the Patriots to win when the Patriots lost at least we did like An extra fifty million dollars of business that made goes through for five hundred fifty yards in that game. which is in May we might need to five seventy five when he was fucking? It might be one of the best super bowls of all time. Maybe yeah it was crazy. Meek was imprisoned eagles a plane off meeks music Roberts really good friends with me trying to help me get out of prison and really Robert looks at me and like the third quarter Michael. I'm so sick meeks voice but I cannot hear his voice anymore man. You know. PHILLY's loyal staff. Is there or anything you real quick before we wrap up here you can with Timmy's nurturing got four guys. I'm going way back. This is twenty five twenty five years four legends of Norris town one of them had this quote with you. There's four these guys I think they were all with you in Vegas. This is this is way back before I get his point. So if you didn't tell you whether it's true or false all you have to do is if you can name the person that said this quote. I'll be shocked if you can't give you multiple choice. Okay how long is this GONNA fuck takes. So you're in Vegas. This guy's face before Right Mike with your looks and your billion dollars. We're definitely going to get some girls tonight. I have no idea okay. I'll start with was it Dan. Metzler don't say yes. That was it Christian Molnar was it. Judy Jud arena. Or was it Craig Salman. I'M GONNA say by process of limitation that it was not Craig Salman because he's not that witty geico thousand I`Ma say it's not jude arena juices study. I don't see that coming up. His mouth is Dan Metzler. It was Ju Ju it's not that funny stuggling good-looking normally take that jude. Rubens killing you. I love it Michael. Thank you for coming year. The man's fun hanging and we're GonNa have some fun and I got the invite to the fanatics party this year. I had to beg. Yeah we're GONNA MAKE YOU BA security. I call by Les Mike Anyway. We can get a couple of super tickets. I yeah plug fanatics a little bit of like. It's my go-to because I went to the party last year. I think it was last. What about family style? I mean we gotta support the Philly who you reading for. Who Do you the report forty niners? You should probably for the choose for fanatics. Whatever you want me to do and by we we we have the best ball? Game coming up Philly Boston no a one hundred to five thousand on the backward shut in twenty shots we will We'll find time to do this or that. We if we need to home. In Ruben. We have a bad one hundred dollars. I five thousand episode seventeen. Wrap this up Michael. Yes typically since we got Michael Rubin here WHO's a very strict professional soccer player. She played professional talk. Which is why now I understand? She's very happy that we don't have the N. W. L. S. F. O. S. L. deforming the goal goaltending gets ten penalty. Kicks against me. Yes how many think. I'm saving zero. God you for site unless she hits an Errand shot and Mrs one would ever think that's possible we'll save it for another fucking professional soccer player. He's not missing. Shot against an old out of shape played under keteric pick. It had some spectacular saying I mean. He's inside drop..
"billion dollars" Discussed on Ripper Magoos with Bob Menery
"Do you remember the first words when when you first meek as well because he's walking towards allegheny. Let's get the fuck Outta here. I mean we really I mean I just been with three three hours later. I mean he was the whole thing was crazy. He didn't even know he was like I was trying to call him on the phone he's on TV that he was being released from prison. And then the judge didn't want to let them out she wouldn't sign the paperwork and so we're like I basically said to ten lers you go down to the courthouse. You do not leave. Make they'll have to arrest you if they don't let him out today. You stand the courthouse and demand to get this paper sine so finally the judge signed the paper and just kind of gave up fucking amazing what I love. That's really special. You guys are doing is you. Just is something I think. In December with the kids that were affected. Yeah it it was. It was pretty cool. So one of the things that meek and I was talking about this. There's so many kids that have their parents that a currently car serrated or previous La Carte incarcerate for technical violation relation. And that's why we're we're trying to change people going to prison for not committing a crime. That's the thing that's so wrong you know to me. I always thought I don't know what you guys I thought if you go to prison you going because you committed a crime minded people and Kristen for not committing crimes. There's today twenty five percent of people go to prison. Each you go to prison for no communication for technical violations. That's what we need to eliminate that means that because they don't have enough money to the most common things by the way we're the country so smoked weed number one test positive for smoking weed. Number TWO IS MR probation appointment and number three. I couldn't afford to pay my fines number. Three's probably biggest one right. Those three or eighty percent. Yeah and in those cases you know by the way someone has a job. They don't WANNA lose their job so they don't go i. I lose my job and I can't afford to pay for my family or go to the public. So it's like the kind of stock and so this is what happens every day and so basically meek and I talked about this. He said we gotta do something special special for kids that currently parents currently for technical violation or have been incarcerated in the past for technical violations so we found fifty kids we actually bust them out of the NBA store store New York City. We game all shopping spree. They met The owner of the Brooklyn Nets. They met a couple players from the Brooklyn Nets. Dj Cowed Meek. We then Robert Kraft sent the Patriots team. The plan this the the same plane that the players fly on put all the kids in the plane. We took him to the Patriots game and It was an incredible experience. The kids had daily life that the they're never forget. I think these kids not only do they have an incredible day. They saw what was possible and we opened the rise to you. Know what you deserve better than this and you can get yourself out of the situation and it was you. Yeah for me. I actually left on vacation with my family. Took my mom and my sisters in the husband's at kids to The Caribbean the day before I actually trump my family up. I didn't I wanNA tell him. I had to go back to New York second. I drop them off. I dropped him off and then I went home. Barack came back to New York and Boston the next day for me. It was such a rewarding day to see these kids the smiles they had. And how how you know how much we really impact the lives. So is it safe to say that Make Mill is not sending you a bill when he has to perform a fanatics party is it was performed at one but now he would definitely here. You're not talking prison. Listen if I tried to pay would never take the money because I was curious. I one thing I always wanted to know is meek mill charges Ruben. He it last year he headlined with Cardi B. and actually because to me I always compartmentalized. What I did was all personal? Because he's he's like a brother to me person. I had nothing to do with. Phoenix actually tried to pay me. Look like Michael Michael. Don't ever ask to pay me. He was like he was mad at me from asking. I'm like it's the company. It's nothing like Michael of ever tried. Pay Me again. I'll kill you gamble by the way. I'm gamble a few hours of Taylor. I do remember. Actually the reason I I found out who you are obviously like I saw a clip on line of meek mill I think was meek mill and Michael Michael Rubin Bet I think he threw the ball. was that make the yes. So how was that so there was a basketball. Probably well. There's a little there's a little background Akwesasne Joel. EMBIID was at my house and he basically with with one hand did a backwards shot and I shot made a half court backwards with one hand and so I saw this on like like how did he like. If I if I did this a thousand times I would never make it literally. Half Court wanted hand backwards. I shot so I went out that night and I was with my girlfriend. I'm like you gotTa take this and I basically start trying to make the shot and literally after like twenty only shot. She made it. which was maybe a miracle for me? I think if you gave me the ex very athletic. I've senior dance. It's my best. Go says my athletic abilities. I mean I literally could be at least person actually not even the nights in the entire world I'm like I was not given coordination so actually made the shot up to twenty shots and he thought it was the Great Fluke. So Meek saw a AH I could make that shot a second. So I'm like okay. I'll bet what he wanted. I'll bet fifty grand and and of course we had twenty five shots. He made twenty two or twenty three so the battle is fifty thousand dollars. He's twenty five shots to make it back and he made like twenty two or twenty three by the way. We'll try as well. He'd never made it by hand and unpacking do that. I think he'd do half court back with shot we. How many shots would you like? Twenty would you like the best to be well. I don't have a lot of money but we put up one hundred dollars up and I think it's if she makes it she gets five grand done done all right five a half court shot all right. She gets twenty shots twenty backwards county bucks to five grand must have done deal. What was meeks bet? Makes his fifty straight up like yeah. That's fucking horrible. Bet The odds are extremely unlikely against to make well. He was much more confident. His athletic abilities workout right. I mean twenty five five. You'd think he'd have a feel for it now but still it doesn't make sense. You know like our flatbed for odds you know true or false the Brigada in Atlantic city. You won the most amount of money playing blackjack in the history of Atlantic City in one day does not currently we are fucking research pretty close so right there might Donovan Day. Back in the day had good win. That could have been beat since then. All right you out. Do you like to discuss numbers. What was the what was I? Don't know what's going.
"billion dollars" Discussed on Ripper Magoos with Bob Menery
"So you what was he charged with initially so when he was nineteen he was charged for pointing a gun at multiple police officers and then he told me that I remember this like it. It was yesterday told me when we were sitting the basketball court. I would just ask them questions. He was asking me questions like. Yeah you know when I was nineteen years old. I was charged for pointing a gun a multiple police officers. He said but if you put multiple police officers that's called suicide jobs to shoot and kill you. That would be they wouldn't be doing their job. Didn't shoot and kill you and you know no shots were fired. I didn't put a gun. Police officers so the whole thing is a lie why I was like me. I don't care like this point. Twenty seven twenty six ten years ago like he's like Michael. I promise you identity told me that over the next three or four years. He probably told me that a hundred times but I never thought about it once it got sent to prison and myself Jason. Rock Nation Desert Fraz hired dozens of investigators gators We were first looking into the judge because he had you know well. The system is funnel had broken. He had this awful judge and we refresh. Look into the judge. And we're spending months looking at all these issues with her. She edged discharge. It sued thirty-three people individually not as a judge but individuals really the person we found all kinds problems. The judge makeup Saint Michael. I know because you sat in the courtroom obsessed with this judge. I never did what I charge for. You GotTa like you've got to look into the set of charges. The first police officer that the investigators meet with so yeah he never putting on the holdings ally. No one ever asked me with what anybody I'm at the Eagles Patriots Super Bowl. It's February basic two years ago. Exactly right now I call because I got great news. We just met this police officer. WHO said that that he was there? He was one of the two officers. Union point the gun the whole thing. He signed an affidavit. Your jail in a couple of days. It took US another three months to get him out of prison even though he didn't do what he was originally charged up and so he went to jail originally for for about ten months and then he got sent back to prison four different times from multiple years collectively for never committed a crime. One time he did a concert in Cherry Hill without the proper authorization relation to do the concert he got sent to jail for ninety days. One time use used a water pistol in a music video and he got sent to prison because they said was poor behavior but it was based off of the when he committed they just just because he was violating because he was still on probation. The judge basically put him in prison anytime she wanted. The judge Charles Life in the judge was like literally Kuku crazy and she basically wanted to run his life and when he didn't do exactly what she wanted to do with his professional career. She basically sent him impressed so she had it out for one hundred percents. I heard he was a troubled kid and he tried to turn turn it around but nobody ever gave him the benefit of the dots. Look I met him like I sent probably six years ago. He was when I met him. And I've met lots of people. Lots of people come through at the sixers games in in our business. You meet everybody you see you know great people okay. People Ban People from the day I met him he was Super Smart. well-spoken articulate thoughtful. If you ever put it start tapping a rapper. It wouldn't be what you would think this guy. was you know incredible from the day I met him. I never saw any trouble sign of him. He's always wrapping. Price saved his life giving an outlet. The crazy look. You certainly grew up in the most ruthless airing the planet but the thing that's crazy is the whole legal system today. America's got the worst most broken criminal justice system him in the planet. It essentially. We have five times. The rate of incarceration of the entire rest of the world. We have four and a half million people today on probation and parole. They should probably be a million people on Probation Karol so when when we got out of prison. Reform is raised over fifty million dollars myself Jay. Z. Robert Kraft Meek Dan Loeb Robert Smith. Mike like no regrets clarify Who just bought the Brooklyn Nets? Recently like Oscar species everybody we have a great crew. We put over fifty million dollars that is. We hired Van Jones to be the Sea of and we're focused on getting a million people out of the criminal justice system over the next five years and you mentioned desert Peres sharp she. She is a beast of all b-best. I met desert for the first time in this is crazy to desert was sitting next to it makes trial and when they put me in handcuffs. He's taking his watch often given as well to his mom. is basically start crying. Because I'd never seen anything like this before it makes tearing up and I looked at me and I said I'm not gonNA stop. I looked at him as mommy. Said I'M NOT GONNA stop until the prison and this woman looks she. She Goes Hi. I'm desiree I'm not gonNA stop until I got a prison she goes. Let's go. That was the first time that hurts them and desert I in the past two and a quarter years. There's probably there's been seven hundred days probably had two thousand phone calls you know. I talked to diarrhea every day. She's become you know an incredibly close friend of mine and I gotta tasting. There's nobody like a beast. She's a force nature superstar Super Smart Data. That you want to be with her you do not want to be. I'm scared of nobody. I would not want to be to fight with desert. What was the timeline from? When so he was put in prison to the day that he got out? You always put in prison November. Six two thousand seventeen okay. He Got April twenty. Four two thousand in eighteen. I remember that because that was the famous day where he told me this is. This is a funny story. He'd sending me so many times like Michael Keep Waking up with this dream aware. Because He'd flown with me on a helicopter so many times he kept saying you know a hundred times before you went to prison. So keep waking up where you're landing in the prison and picking me up in a helicopter and so in one of my strategies was to help get out of prison was kept taking really well known people in prison who then could come out and talk about the issue that that would help bring attention to it and by the way the last person we took the same before the storm until you was. Robert Kraft and Robert Kraft went in there we raw together On vacation and Turks and meek o'clock because I talked to me almost every day and Robert said you know I want to go see him and Robin saw him he was like he couldn't understand. I remember him looking at Miki's like how do you have such a good attitude like you've been imprisoned for five months you didn't commit mid crimes that I'd be so mad immediate. You know what I've been sent to prison three times before this forever community. This is my whole. I don't know any different you said but now everyone's fighting for me and so Robert went out and spoke and by the way it was incredibly impactful but so I went that day with Kevin Hart. WHO's a cabinet maker? You know grow up together. They're really good friends. And so Kevin I went to see make you. Kevin is trying to tell me this. Isn't that bad visit which trying to cheer him up. I'm like meek maybe get out of prison as like Michael like fuck you man like. I'm never getting out of this place on like you have a shitty attitude and tell them. Every week I get talking on the phone and the prisoner face to face to face an important craters for it or Montgomery it was Chester County prison got assume their cabinets Cavin Asleep one o'clock in the afternoon tonight. We're playing the heat. If we win the game we're GONNA win the series and go to the next you know level. The playoffs mix. Never getting out of here I leave one thirty Kevin. It goes out and speaks and gets a lot of good energy and literally. I mean my office at four o'clock and the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania ordered his release that day and so then you gotTa pick but the helicopter on the picket over the helicopter. He's an hour away so anyway everyone convinced me pick up with the helicopter. We picked it up in the helicopter in the parking lot. Right across the street from the prison. We flight at the sixers Chris Game. He goes into the stadium in his Gel close. No someone cuts. His hair. stylist comes in. He literally gets dressed. We got we won the game and beat the heat to go onto the next series and the the people just go crazy when they saw him at the game it was the most surreal by the number one. Most real thing I've ever lived through my entire life to go through the fight for five and a half months for you know one of your you. You know you're really close. Friends was imprisoned for no reason. Then they get out of prison and then they come to a close game of the playoffs and win the game rings the Bell. We win the Nice. Who is who was that more people get back to the land the helicopter? You don't see meek mill. WHO's in the helicopter with you? When you went my chief of staff has got sausage? It was one of meeks managers and one of his close. Got Kona and Actually Randomly Lester Holt. Team was doing a big story to help. Bring attention to this and so they were randomly in my office. Doing a story about meek in the situation and so they came with us as well. So you land on the roof or wherever you actually great. Quince Gegen shutouts my partner Josh Harrison. The sixers WHO's the manager of the sixers so we said to the prison prison. Hey we need to land helicopters this poison outland. Surely please feel like you're not landing the helicopter here and so somehow someone said. Oh Josh Hours owns the casino right across the street Like Flyer this deceitful. Literally Harass Casino. They said we call Josh Gal up for you to land and literally ten minutes later in the parking lot literally. It's one hundred feet from the prison to to their. There's thousands of people outside like you know fans going crazy. Don't go anywhere. Stay with us. We just need a minute okay. This is a thirty second commercial. And I'm going to throw a lot of.
"billion dollars" Discussed on Ripper Magoos with Bob Menery
"Hopefully Gov your listeners do know what facts is the largest retail of licensed sports merchandise in the world we own the NFL shop NBA store will be store and H L store couple hundred individual collegiate sites if you go to buy license sports online we generally hope that is from us and we saw last sports. Today's the company I bought from Ebay in two thousand eleven. It was about two hundred fifty million dollars company. Any this year will be three point. Two billion dollars revenue and we're just getting started six hundred part. I have one thing to say. You're probably next t shirt by the way now. This isn't fanatics actually. It's not you're in trouble fanatics. I did not that I have with you. I have a bonus. You'll have one bone we don't well. We have there. There might be a killing. It got several you have mls but you do not have nwea selling their. Do you know what that is and you have the G Lash Women's league soccer. Yes letaba that the nurse town. It's coming through them and through my almost graduate high school is coming through. I figure that out myself. And you're working you're working for licensing or something but we can work and getting this for you. We're GONNA come through. I WanNa make you happy like I wanna make every fan everyone in the world happy and this brings you happiness. I'm coming through a few phillies. That was so philly style. Have you seen by the way Have you seen might not to boost fucking ego anymore. Needs it but have you seen Michael's new place as New York City. I was there once the chandelier right now. Wait was the perfect. It was awesome. Your place in New York City is the Larry we let you in there. Yeah Yeah you did. I came with Saquon. Never we walked in you. Send me I'm going to be honest. I don't remember a lot about that night. You're fucked up you drink but other than that. I don't remember a lot a lot about that night. So what is the place in New York where is it. I live in the West village in New York. Is it the most expensive Somewhere definitely not okay. Howard stern same buildings Howard Stern? I don't think it is by the way. No he's making it. I was like I'm like I'm like Actually Ryan seacrest lives underneath me close as we get to some interesting personalities are sometimes on the radio right so west village. Yeah you came to the Fashion Week Party. I can't we get a lot of fun. Unbelievable yeah they almost three behavior. Oh by the way I was so well behaved. I was just so intimidated. I'm walking. It's everybody who's who the party. I'm like what the fuck am I doing here. And I have a funny story. My biggest who I get star struck in front of more than ever whatever's Leonardo di Caprio so. I'm at Michael's Party. How many people you think they're well? We made the party from six thirty to ten thirty right. Sorry six hundred ten and we're GONNA I have about one hundred and fifty people who are very tight with we had and to fifteen in the morning there were two hundred fifty people. I Ruth I went to bed and let the party go on the party. Finished about four. Fifteen okay cool. Yeah because I've ever. It was Gucci. Mane Meek Mill craft. was there to Caprio. It was the first time I ever saw DiCaprio face to face. And this is a guy that I looked up to see anything happen to your body. Yeah he slide into my pro. It's got posters of capital Rolodex of recent. Sorry I'm on a good run but anyways I walk into into the fucking party talking whatever Blah and making my way to the bathroom right and I'm walking towards the bathroom. Also they did a take to the right. Look and it's Leonardo DiCaprio and I do a double take and I fuck and was like a little schoolgirl. I went up to him and I was just like. Oh my God biggest fan and there's nothing he could do. It was a WHO department. So it's like a WHO's who of the party but I'm saying you know he didn't know who the but he had be polite because when michaels a party it's kind of you know if you're there you're somebody crew significant or insignificant. Yeah I was. I was significant. He's all right Michael's your gods the same way. He looked at Lille. I believe he de Ladies. I hope not so you have had in the news Stuff going on with reform lately and all that stuff so I want to talk about real quickly. Your relationship with meek mill because you you guys every time I fucking Instagram I see you meek mill. Make an out or fuck and giving each other back door hand job. Because he's he's like one of my boys to collecting. Okay so meek in you. How did you guys meet we met? NBA All Star game probably Six years ago go ish. It's actually a great story because my daughter WHO's in the sports business. She is not moved by anything and the one person that she loves seven years ago. It was making me nauseous. So meek was engaged to Nikki and and they were sitting next to us at the All Star game. My Dad that that that's Nikki. I'm like okay like who I didn't even know who was at that point because I've just had no clue and she's like just kind of gravitated in Nikki. Akiem like in Nikki seem fine so nicky my daughter in a long conversation beacon I start talking and turned out he was from Philly he was big sixers fan and right away he started asking me like tons of questions about the business but kind of like when we met just very curious asking good questions street smart and and you that's how we met and we became You know over time really good friends. And then I had the You know what was really life changing experience of sitting in court with him. You know we'd been friends you know three or four years already and make said to me. Hey can you come to. This hero may want you to see what happens. He said to me like what happens. When a person goes to court in America we used to always fight about this? Because I say look your. Life's great what he complain about. Your you know your a big rapper. You're killing it. Everything's going away. He wanted me to come to court with him so I went to court and I basically watched one of my closest friends who didn't commit a crime get sent to prison for two who to four years by the way and even sent to prison three times before that for not committing a crime for technical probation violations so he popped wheel motorcycle and the judge each other bill to send him to prison for that prison for two to four years and when that happened I just had this like outer body experience. Here's one of my really good friends who's getting sent to prison. Who I didn't do anything you know? Fortunately you know for for for me. Unfortunately for me because it opened my eyes and you know he he had myself and and Jay Z and desert press from rock nation. And the two of us she said like look. We're not stopping to get this guy to prison and During that process my eyes got opened. I used to think the criminal just system worked really well and It does not in America. It's completely broken. And what happened to him happens to millions of people and that's where we start the reform alliance after he got out of prison plug it we have drinking problems. We got to support our bad habits. It's it's time for a commercial break. You deserve a website that has dynamic as you are business blog beekeeping. Whatever your thing is you can turn it into a unique.
"billion dollars" Discussed on Ripper Magoos with Bob Menery
"Right. Wow season two or calling it episode seventeen. Timmy Bausch back then Lawrence sessile moment she's back where does he not have been changing the world one soccer player time. We were worried about you. Tim You leave us in here and you see what happens. When Laura leaves the show falls apart yeah well I so you guys interviewed Charlotte mckinney? And I was like this question justice question. I had so many questions us where it is. I mean I know him frank around for five hundred TACO's at a TACO stand with her. I'm ready to work parading around like the Prince of Paradise. Now that's not true. Look at hey anyone wants her story. I'll tell you it's unbelievable regardless of anything though. Stop laughing at me Lauren. Regardless of anything it is good to have you guys back. It is super bowl coming up tim. You might be going the super bowl. Yeah I'm working. You're going to have to talk to our Guy Michael Rubin he might get your ticket these heavily style. Doodo put me right. We didn't do all right. Well it's the way it works in the northeast Super Bowl. I am going to Miami next week away. So we'll be there together all drinks and have fun and get wild timmy. By by the way has been a very proud of. You've been sober. Yeah I mean but you broke. I cracked a little bit. What is you crack at made? Twenty one days I think twenty numbers. Don't even fucking makes sense twenty one days. You're like nine nine days. twenty-one know maybe eighteen that's even twenty he went to Vegas he got fucking Zap. This regard Bob Stevenson. I think he got married to Bob. Stevenson in Vegas Larry who's desolate area on the at and T. commercial which is the weirdest fucking Combo U2 bobbling on your heads around and so yeah but look at it look it. We took some time off. I think we took a little break for two weeks. Now alarm was gone. Timmy was zapped yes I was fucking falling love and falling out of love left and right by my thing but all right so you guys ever heard point spat Lauren. Now I have not. Are you gambler. Learn I'm I'm not much of a Gambler Tim. Are you a gambler report. You came sucked today after fucking Kevin over biggest quite spats dot com. I loved what points bet is doing. You know why they're the fastest online sportsbook as Timmy's shows me the bucks. Hornets Game Live on his phone and obviously has some action on on it. Do you know where they're playing that game right now. Where Paris really winning Laura now is it Kinda phony number one in the east baby but back to point? Spent their live live in New Jersey in Iowa right now. They're obviously like we always say. They're coming to Indiana Illinois Michigan Colorado. Sky's the limit. They're giving by the way our listeners. Amazing offer to try out. Sign up with the code word. Bob On point sped dot com. You get.
"billion dollars" Discussed on American Greed Podcast
"For every person that person recruits and that can continues down six levels Mark Albers is senior staff accountant for the SEC. Boston it's a way that you can exponentially increase the money that he's coming in for virtually no effort on your part other than your initial recruiting of the people directly below you and recruiters all have one requirement you cannot write a check you can no use a credit card he had to be cash and why cash only aw because recruiters have figured out how to game telexed free. When a new member comes to a recruiter they often pay thousands of dollars to open the town's once the accounts are opened the membership fee for those accounts needs to be paid to telex free but the recruiters do not pay to extremely the new members cash instead they pay using credits that they accumulate by recruiting new members and they pocket the cash ultimately a lot of the money didn't actually go to telex free it was going to the high promoters there were promoters at the very top of the pyramid we're making a lot of money out of the scheme and with so much money to be made signing up people for Telex free recruiters begin to open their own offices in storefronts welcoming people off the street it was truly a secondary market in which these storefronts would pop up in towns with large immigrant communities were people would come in with bags of cash and just pay these pre existing members of telex free to sign them up but to make these trends actions work recruiters need lots of credits and suddenly credits are in high demand they become a form of underground and currency people were paying loss of cash his credits because those credits were the key to future compensation Rosemary to Rico shout when a recruiter shows up at our door and want to buy her credit which keep brought to my house sixty thousand a cash I said I don't have that amount you know I said I wish you'll have that amount and wilder thousands of people capitalizing on the telex free credit boom there is one person with a particular advantage Carlos one Zeller according to federal prosecutors he is running a kind of insiders club where he manually adds credits to friend accounts they collect cash from new members and deliver it to him and it was almost a way to embezzle money out of the company and we have stories of people showing up a telex literally duffle bags of cash it appears that one seller was able to extract from telex free millions upon millions of dollars in the old days before the Internet predatory frauds like telex free relied on personal relationships to spread the word of escape but that was then and and this is now right from the start James Maryland Carlos ones under turned to social media to promote their amazing opportunity and this is truly a twenty-first-century fraud when we first started looking at this scheme we went online and looked type telex free into youtube and there were just thousands of videos so you to facebook twitter had the ability to just exponentially increase the awareness of the scheme overnight almost muscle as some of the videos are made by telex free designed to explain how the business works the thought up in Basle wind favors others keep members updated on changes in the company but it is not long before people watching the videos realized they can cash in on the company to all they have to do is set up their own telex free website like this one they would walk through the compensation plan was locked you how easy it was to post the ads and then try to get other people to sign up three and through these sites the telex free message takes on a life of its own youtube will make you famous overnight but now we can see that youtube could also make fraudsters rich overnight as well just months after his launch telex pre promoters show potential members in Inter ed videos that it has a staggering following designed to attract new members of the videos document popular telex free events called extravaganzas this video shows have been held in Brazil in two thousand twelve but they are all strikingly similar interviews with big winners offer evidence of money being made and Maryland ones other portrayed as hugely admired select and when you watch the video that really strikes you how pulled in to tell free all of these people are they view Maryland Juan Zoeller as their champion's tour going to help them change their lives and everyone's going to make a lot of money in almost no time the videos posted online fuel collects freeze expansion around the entire grew to Russia to China to Malaysia to two hundred forty eight countries thank God out of control because it wasn't just them talking about tax free entire unity's while some online recruiters are generating big bucks for themselves at the end of the day according to federal investigators there is no no one who is making more money than Carlos One Zeller who is shown in online videos as the picture of success by all appearances his dreams are coming true in addition to the bags of cash being delivered to him court records show he is sending millions of dollars there's overseas and he and his wife are creating a small real estate empire with thirty different properties including his million dollar house and as you chooses and several houses in Florida finds our of course was in addition to buying real estate he was buying cars and boats including yacht he uh-huh for our easy by three BMW's he bought of course a lot of money to burn tech free begin in Brazil at its peak it has one million members there and as the Youtube video show those members are as enthusiastic as any impossible maybe that is until June two thousand thirteen when a court decision makes the news this again we it is a Brazilian court issues an injunction freezing telex freeze assets and shutting it down in that country because the Brazilian court has Rooted Telex Free is probably a permits game immediately Merrill pose a reassuring message online the US market for still growing like crazy please continue.
"billion dollars" Discussed on American Greed Podcast
"Can you expect from squawk box in a podcast let us on CNBC DOT com slash podcast apple podcasts or on your favorite podcast APP subscribed us secure a better life with his wife and daughter so he takes out a loan for ten thousand dollars I received the money for the bank and I went and give it to my brother's friends and the hand the whole cash in town West Boston Rosemary to Rico is a dental hygienist originally from Bolivia whose rush is careful with your money there was always thinking about saving for the future of my son I can go out and enjoy a good meal or a dinner with my friends or against save them money and then she's invited to a dinner party people were talking about aww telex free and always been curious and I asked him when you guys are talking about what does it tell it's free she is told that it is an amazing coming up they said three months later they got money back we doing anything other just post then for twenty three minutes into computer and that was that to Rico is convinced and invest four thousand five hundred dollars and then every day she dutifully poster ads online just as hundreds and then thousands of people are doing in houses and apartments in communities throughout Massachusetts and they thought that they were working for this company there were tax free employees that's how they saw himself that they had a job where they changed few ads in this computer and they will receive money into bed and to Rico says it's not hard to find people claiming to get rich from extre- pull someone Mike they're loaded now because they have the money from the house in New Hampshire I said Oh my God and everyone were thinking if they can do an why can we not but she is falling for an old trick because the money making is coming from New People joining and that makes Telex Free Not just a pyramid scheme there's no actual products being sold there's no he'll revenue coming in it's just money going around in circles which is basically a ponzi scheme as Teluk Free Gains Traction James Maryland close ones Ellard move into public view through videos posted online and the federal prosecutors the videos reveal how different these two partners Are One Zeller a real extrovert handsome guy kind of charming comfortable in front of crowds very few sieve and emotional James Merrill much quieter appeared to dislike crowds wanted to be more focused on the business side of his ventures and less on the social side but their biggest difference may be in how they perceive their business it appears to us that ass to Carlos Zeller yes I think he you from the beginning that it was one big scam but for James Merrin there is this belief delusional optimism that things would be okay that it's just grow more and more and more they grew more money would come in to pay their obligations but neither could know what a monster they've created in early two thousand thirteen just a few months after she joins Telex Free Rosemary to Rico has every reason to believe she is making big money every day she signs into the telex free website and checks her balance and just as promised her bottom line or credits continue to grow that is how telex free pays its members in credits they are like reward points programs telex free one hundred credits equals one hundred dollars you could cash out these credits for dollars you'd ask telex free and they would send you a check but expre- strongly encouraged people to leave the money in the system in the form of credits and that's what to Rico does only leaves her money and telex free she adds more and more we put another forty five hundred and then couple months later was it achieved money's coming back so we put another fifteen thousand your venture lady she turned over sixty thousand dollars to Telex Free Oliver Savings and each time he makes a deposit she takes cash to a couple in a nearby town the amount of money they were getting and Gosh everyday a West grace you've ridiculous they are telex free recruiters and recruiting is whether real money is intelligence free because recruiters get paid a bonus for every person they recruit and a bonus.
"billion dollars" Discussed on American Greed Podcast
"Hi everybody I'm becky quick along with Joe Kernan and Andrew Ross Sorkin welcomed the squawk pod from CNBC that's right we are launching a podcast every day pod brings you the best stories debate analysis from the most powerful show business news you'll hear interviews from our guests special behind the scenes content and the latest headlines every walk five today this is the American greet podcast presented by CNBC. I'm Stacey q In this episode of American Greed Carlos One Zeller and James Merrill become Internet hotshots through Videos there's these kinds of videos go viral sodas the scheme unless like a religion people wanted to invest every single last penny they had spreading their message to almost every country in the world they con- one point eight million believers to Jellab three billion Auburn on their bogus business with another forty five hundred and then couple months later had achieved monies we put another fifteen thousand and back fraud headquarters their victims money is piling up we have stories of people showing literally deference of cash and where do investigators find the stolen millions where else in a mattress.
"billion dollars" Discussed on American Greed Podcast
"And thinking what the heck did you do. How could you be so stupid. I mean how could you be so naive. I do think this is this is great. This is the opportunity of your life. One friend called me and say you know what happened. We Alex folks free. I say no what happened in. They say they stalling everybody money. I say why that's the only money I have to fix my problems big problem. That's my life. Within within twenty four hours of the bankruptcy filing agents from Homeland Security raid the telex free headquarters. They seized hard drives that contain every transaction action made in the two years of the company's short life it is clear that the deception will soon be discovered and then Carlos is one dollar makes a move the very day that the agents searched offices Carlos Juan Zeller uh meets his daughter WHO's at a local mall he packs a bag hops in a car and has her drive him <unk> over the Canadian border to Montreal where the next day he gets on a plane Ria and he has not left Brazil cents in little more within two years one hundred seventy thousand people in the US join telex free and additional victims can be found in every corner nerve the globe there are seventeen thousand in Uganda close to three thousand in Afghanistan Twenty six thousand in Russia China more than Ninety Indy Thousand Bankruptcy Trustees Steve Dr. We had a number of farmers in the Dominican Republic who not only mortgage their our farms to participate but they pledged their future cops to participate in in this game and the only person in the US facing criminal charges as for all this damage is James Merrill his defense. He actually wanted the company to succeed. He tried to fix it but that doesn't fly with with the prosecutors who point to Meryl's Youtube appearances like these as evidence against him but James Merrill needed to do was walk out the door and he chose not to do that and at that moment is when he decided that he'd rather run a criminal enterprise and not tell anybody to criminal enterprise instead of simply leaving and so he pleads guilty to charges of wire fraud and sentenced to six years in prison he finally acknowledges knowledge is that free is a pyramid scheme in this case. Mr Merrill acknowledged that he was with Lee Blind directly in the in the face of obvious facts he wasn't paying attention to them and his friend cross one had a different idea about where this is going and to a large degree Carlson Zeller Used Jim Merrill to accomplish his goals through their attorneys. Both James Maryland Carlos ones the Klein interview requests from American greed at this point. One Zeller is still in Brazil well. He seems to be doing just fine. He's not in custody. It appears that he is under indictment in Brazil for running the telex free game so he will be prosecuted there but he appears to live in a high rise in Vitoria Brazil and just go about his business day to day but what ones Eller does not know is that federal agents in Brazil loosening to his phone calls from his conversations. US authorities learned that one's honored is sending currier to pick up money he has left in the US until homeland security investigations sets up a sting the hand off of the cash is to take place in a parking lot and and so it was on that night January fourth two thousand seventeen that they censor balance and they waited for a person to show so behold person shop at any red SUV and delivered a bag put in the trunk of the car along with undercover Asian of two point a two billion dollars shortly after the person delivering the cash is arrested Cleber Roshan who was once a promoter for telex for Brazil will now. He is doing one others dirty work. It turns out that Russia has been here twice before helping ones alert collected elected cash want the county dieter tuition vis. No you know with the potential criminal charges. Russia decides to stop helping Carlos one seller. He provides the address of the apartment where he says there is some cash but no one could imagine just how much when the Asia and searched the apartment they find a box spring mattress dubbed with money approximately twenty million dollars in cash and we thought that might be a million dollars out there air but staggering that theory that much cash out there but those millions of dollars do not belong to Carlos one Zeller Zeller. That money belongs to these people every few months the Chelsea collaborative holds a meeting to update the telex free victims. I'm Steven Dr. I'm the court appointed trustee. The bankruptcy trustee informs them that so far he is be covered one hundred sixty eight million dollars's it and then he is also going after the top recruiters who made off with the bulk of the money. We're trying to recover money from the winners. The people were took more money out than they put in but what concerns many in this room is not just the money they lost but also the people they brought into the scheme for that they placed blame on themselves as hard for me because you know man of the family in his higher to look at my wife. Dora in C- in our investment all the hard work what we did it goes to drain on the day that James Merola Merle sentenced gladys big represent his victims and get a chance to speak to him directly in basically looked at his face. You and I said you stole the dreams and the hopes of these people. You don't deserve six years or whatever whatever they're negotiating. You serve to be in jail for life I for me. It was one of more moments because because these people really really care about this company and they literally gave all they had and for the prosecutors the tax free fraud is one for the record books the success of the permits game and the speed with which it grew who took over the world is unlike any other fraud case. I've done in about fifteen years as a fraud prosecutor to do that much damage in and that short a period was really amazing and just showed you how dangerous these kinds of scams are thanks for listening to the American read podcast presented by CNBC. I'm Stacey Koon at Matthews Asia we uncover unique companies across Asia prime to benefit from consumer trends that brought her international funds miss find out what a dedicated allocation to Asia can add to your portfolio at Matthews Asia. Dot Com slash opportunity..
"billion dollars" Discussed on American Greed Podcast
"The forum of credits and that's what to Rico does to not only leaves her money until three she adds more and more we could another forty five hundred and then couple months later was it achieved the money's coming back so we put another fifteen thousand eventually she turned over sixty thousand dollars to telex free Oliver Savings and each time he makes a deposit. She takes cash cash to a couple in a nearby town the amount of money the way getting in cash every day a West grace ridiculous uh they are telex free recruiters and recruiting is where the real money is intelligence free because recruiters get paid a bonus for every I recruit and a bonus for every person that person recruits and that continues down six levels Mark Albers is senior your staff accountant for the SEC Boston. It's a way that you can exponentially increase the money that is coming in for virtually no effort on your part other than your initial recruiting of people directly below. You and recruiters all have one requirement. You cannot write a check can he can no use a credit card. He had to be cash and why cash only because recruiters figured out how to game telex free three when a new member comes to a recruiter they often pay thousands of dollars to open multiple accounts once the accounts are opened the membership fee for those accounts announce needs to be paid to Teluk free but the recruiters do not pay free with the new members cash instead they pay using credit they accumulate by recruiting new members and they pocketed the cash. Ultimately a lot of the money didn't actually go to telex free three was going to the high promoters. There were promoters at the very top of the pyramid who were making a lot of money out of the game and with so much money to be made aide signing up people for Telex. Free recruiters begin to open their own offices in storefronts welcoming people off the street. It was truly a secondary market in which these storefronts top up in towns with large immigrant communities where people would come in with bags of cash and just you pay these pre existing members of telex to sign them up but to make these transactions work recruiters need lots of credits and suddenly suddenly credits are in high demand. They become a form of underground currency. People were paying loss of cash off off his credits because those credits were the key to get your compensation Rosemary to Rico is shocked when a recruiter shows up at her door and want to buy her her credits. Keep brought to my house sixty thousand cash. I said I don't have that amount. You know I said I we should have that amount and while there are thousands of people capitalizing on the telex free credit boom there is one person with a particular advantage Carlos one Zeller according to federal prosecutors. He is running a kind of insiders club but he manually add credit two friends accounts. They collect cash from new members and deliberate to him. It was almost a way to embezzle money out of the company and we have stories of people showing extreme literally duffle bags of cash and it appears that one seller was able to extract from telex free millions upon millions of dollars in the old days before the Internet predatory frauds like telex free relied on in personal relationships to spread the word of the scape but that was then and this is now right from the start James Maryland Carlos was one zoeller turned to social media to promote their amazing opportunity. This is truly twenty. First Century fraud when we first started looking at the scheme we went online and looked type telex free into youtube and there were thousands of videos so youtube facebook book twitter had the ability to just exponentially increase the awareness of this scheme overnight. Almost some of the videos are made by telex free designed to explain how the business works for thought possible win favours the others keep members updated on changes in the company but it is not long before people watching the videos realized they can cash in on the company who all they have to do is set up their own telex free website like this one. They would walk through what the compensation plan was. Walk Walk through how easy it was to post the ads and then tried to get other people to sign up for them. Sites are the online version of the storefront and immigrant Gra neighborhoods setup by people who see your chance to make easy money with telex free and through these sites the telex free message takes on and life of its own youtube will make you famous overnight but now we can see that youtube can also make fraudsters rich overnight as well just just months after his launch telex free promoters show potential members in internet videos it has staggering following designed to attract attract new members the videos document popular telex free events called extravaganzas this video shows and event held in Brazil in two thousand twelve but they are all strikingly similar interviews with big winners offer evidence of money being remade and Maryland ones are portrayed as hugely admired celebrity businessmen do Mary.
"billion dollars" Discussed on American Greed Podcast
"What kind of Tech Company does the world need today one that applies smart technologies at scale with purpose and expertise not just for some but for all with a I- blockchain and quantum technology. IBM IS PARTNERING WITH CLIENTS TO DEVELOP SMART scalable technologies that help businesses work better together. Let's expect more from technology. Let's put smart to work visit. IBM DOT COM slash smart to learn more this is the American greet podcast presented by CNBC. I'm Stacy Keach in this episode of American greed Carlos Ones Alert and James Merrill become Internet hotshot through videos like these is they peddled a dream. Come true work from home opportunity to people people who are desperate to succeed. Never four people keep the head toward three job and there's these kinds of videos go viral sodas the scheme unless it's like a religion people wanted to invest every single last penny they had spreading their message to almost every country world they con- one point eight million believer to Jellab three billion dollars on their bogus business. We put another forty five hundred and then couple months later we had achieved the money's so we put another fifteen thousand and back at fraud headquarters their victims money. Money is piling up. We have stories of people showing literally deference of cash and where to investigators find the stolen millions whereas in a mattress.
"billion dollars" Discussed on Marketing Over Coffee
"It was picked over two million followers on that lincoln account. We saw kinds the traffic from that so congratulations on getting that in there yeah that shadowed also goes to ashley's <unk> over top rank marketing. They're the folks. Were doing that campaign managing that campaign on behalf of lincoln so it was with their assistance that we will to draft this up. It's funny though and we. I think we did that like february. Just the nature of <unk> calendars a multi-billion dollar corporations with massive legal departments. It takes a while but thanks to trickle out. You know stuff doesn't just trump right away. It's nice to finally have something with a long tail like like that. You get to life and get out the door. That's that's a great thing and you so again. We thank them for their service. Before the show lincoln dot com slash mc going over there to grab your credit use. I use it for any projects you've gone on. He really appreciate their support of the show. So you had a bunch of data crunching it looking at youtube an instagram engagements what's going on there. The things that i've been experimenting with is is there some other some data points that would be useful to marketers that you could almost fully automate and make ak- part of a newsletter because one of the things you as a marketer show is doing. How can i continue to add value how can make newsletter so good that no one would dare skip it so there are a whole bunch of different. A._p._i.'s data sources out there in the when i was playing with this week was using both talk walker which is social media monitoring software and and then crowd tangle which is <hes> facebook's account level social media monitoring software pulling out a couple of different data points about what's working for youtube. We polled hold thirty three thousand five hundred ninety five videos that had more than one hundred views so that was the criteria has to have had at least a hundred views and had to have been published within the last asked seven days and said okay what of those videos what was the the median engagement rate and the media engagement rate was about thirty nine so thirty nine nine likes on a video of at least a one hundred views. The media number of us was nine hundred eighty one in that data set so that's pretty good when you think about it. It's you know the the folks who can get juicer getting the juice and that engagement rate is four point three nine percent which is astonishingly good so if you've got a hit <hes> it's gonna it's gonna deliver for at least in terms of engagement for instagram. We looked at instagram for brand pages. This crowd tangled and this was thirty one two thousand posts <hes> engagement there is a like or comment and that engagement for brands on paid posts was half a percent and <hes> for unpaid post. I was point four percent so the big takeaway there was that if you are if you've got the juice and you can make something happen on youtube at least in terms of engagement. It's you gotta have deliver ten x what instagram seems to be able to deliver these days yeah. That's crazy youtube so much more engaging way. We also have to shout out katie who won the analytics community contest you had asked everybody to place their bets back on tuesday to see who could hit that number and katie was closest at thirty one so she she has her finger on the pulse which that's totally expected of the ceo of the data science company to get on the market congrats to her. We'll have to get a a humana baseball baseball cap. I'll send up from the swag bag. Yeah i say if there are things that data points you would find useful and maybe not every week but you know may once a month to what happened on instagram or facebook for brand pages for b. two b. b. two c. <hes> let us know because a lot of this stuff is stuff that like okay how once the software is bill and it's running as ingesting data. It's not like a ten hour project just all the numbers. That's one of the reasons why we're doing it for a newsletter so defined i if there's something that you like oh gosh if only i could tell you how many clicks top performing headlines of the week were let us know and we'll see if it's feasible with my throat in the newsletter yeah and then i mean as far as actionable advice two hundred now. Is there any reason why someone would not start with youtube. Like why would you not start there as opposed you know i. It just seems like i will videos more work of course but i just think with ten x leverage. You'd videos gotta be an youtube. There's gotta be head of instagram yeah. You know it's interesting that people think of instagram is like we're all the people in conversation is but they forget that youtube is three things it is is a video platform but it is also a social network which people completely forget about <hes> until you read the comments. You realize most of humanity deserves. It's the second largest search engine on the planet. People forget that youtube busy search engine powered by google parent company and so in terms of your takeaways think think about the things that resonate on social because social network think about the things that people search for maybe do some predictive analytics on on what people are going to search for and then make make the video and put it up there and as long as it is useful or help all or entertaining. It's gonna do okay yeah run yeah and of course that's the phrase as you are. Your own worst critic then expunged youtube comments so that's when the world works these days exactly i would also. Let's say that if you're not cross pollinating you're missing an opportunity so one of the things that i do every week in my newsletter and i recommend everybody does in all of their social channels as well as let people know what else you like so schedule a bunch of tweets saying hey. I'm on lincoln here on facebook your arm on youtube here on instagram here. It doesn't have to be like every day but remind people that you are in more than one place and what they'll get if they go to places like if you subscribe to the youtube channel you'll get daily videos about this if subscribe to the blog you'll get this but that reminder will help. You build a little bit of insurance. If one platform just takes a nosedive facebook then you got a backup plan yeah yeah you're you're hedging your bets and spreading the audience out on multiple channels. That's definitely smart. Move to it to get you on track and keep you on track. I had a straight talking about twitter offering more context unavailable tweets deleted protected in muted. I thought that was just kind of interesting so you could kinda see what happened to the history of a tweet and i didn't have in the show notes but there was an interesting one last week i had seen about a very clear line between donald trump tweets i if view analyze the data there's the i._o._s. Tweets versus the ones that come from the android phone pretty obvious to see which one is the p._r. Team with the photographs in which one is the angry guy at night painfully obvious what's going on there which is kind of fun to see the data point that clearly what's going on. Oh totally you could actually it's interesting think of bunch of oats have done machine learning modelling with that content and when you use the two different language models you do get very different amish when you when you generate new tweets and things so it's ah that's true also of almost everybody unless you're the only person who has access to your twitter account if you've got if your corporation you're doing. You know you've got a p._r. Team liam an ad team in a social team and stuff. You can very very easily pick out whose voice who's right. I have some stuff about joost doing more podcast indexing a lot of stuff going on the ios tron. I have to catch up with that because there was an exploit that you had to patch and we had some weirdness with the the client site that we've been doing some stuff with we fix so i have to dig into that hopefully for next show. I'll have more going in on that also in the back pile. I had comments add. We talking about the general mills r._f._p. Which i think included hundred and twenty day terms as part of the deal just seems like the classic frog boiling beating on the vendor uh anything else surprise you out of that one the big one that a lot of agencies rightfully objected to is that anything you create for their pitch becomes. Was there intellectual property. So if you come up with a great idea they can take that idea and run with it and not pay you a dime which is a clean enter to have the intern right because you want the lowest value. All you ideas going into the pitch sitting sort of get ripped off. It's it's not a huge deal but that's one of those were the big agencies are like don't wanna touch it so they're gonna end up the oh. Someone will want that work because they want the logo on their powerpoint deck but it's definitely when you do stuff like that. You're not gonna get the best of the best yeah yeah you get what you pay for it. It's just funny. I had something in the town here. Somebody was talking about having a design contest for i am architectural stuff in the town and like oh yeah farmed out to people who are willing to do it for free. That's definitely definitely the working to get some good stuff with that. Our town ends up looking like willy wonka factory. I'll know where that came from. I would love for everybody who is a creative role in your company to print out. Mike lipton's quote hang everywhere in your office his great quote which i have to remind myself how frequently which is i would do this for free but i make you pay so you understand the value of what you're receiving yeah. We tend to forget that we love what we're doing and so you make it too easy for it to be sold cheaply and yeah and then hopefully you always get to that prime real estate where you need the price there air because you've got too many people interested in what you've got going on and he needs something to separate the demand and get them queued up so hopefully we can help you get to the point where you have to deal with that and in fact if you need help getting on task to get there you can accomplish more every day with omni focus. You can check the professional to do list manager at omni focus dot com tom..
"billion dollars" Discussed on Marketing Over Coffee
"And good morning welcome to marketing over coffee. I'm john wall bresser ben and in the heart heard of the summer here. I just have to say facebook having to pay five billion dollars in fines for what has gone down. I don't know it's just amazing to me such a huge chunk of money and then the other thing that was insane. Was you just threw me this article about facebook looking at a brain interface where you could type with your mind. It's just which i can't make this stuff up. It's just yeah. I five billion dollars. I mean when you look at them. As a company is not that big a deal the thing thing that's interesting to me about the brain interface stuff is that if you've ever done or tried to do any voice recognition <hes> where you speak into an app but it transcribes mealtime you realize just how scattered and unfocused your speeches now. Try to imagine what would come out of your brain typing hyping wise if you're directly connected to thoughts because we know most people's minds mine included are not that focused so can you only imagine the stuff. It's gonna yeah. I mean not to geek out too much but like i always remember the character of troy on star trek. Who could read reminds. I was like oh my god. I never would wanna run into that. Can you imagine somebody that can read your mind as you walk in the room. You're just like it's just such a bag of disaster can't believe leave it would work there have been some actual toys as some star wars toys where you can use your mind control this or that and yet it seems seems more kind of like alternative interface of muscle control. You know it's more like controlling muscles around your head. It's not as if you're projecting your mind out there to do things so i don't know maybe we can get a test version of the i guess. As much as i think it's hilarious you know literally the tin foil hat crowd worrying about mind control but it still would be kinda cool to see if it works and how it works so we'll keep an eye on that yeah. I don't even know where to go with all right so related with the machines coming to take our jobs chase using a i to generate copy for ads so you know people have always said while operating will never go away in here's chase doing something on that this no surprise to you of course no matter what so ever so they're using a relatively straight form of natural language processing to build and test subject lines for a lot of their marketing and when you look at the way they're doing it. They're actually using vendors do it and and what it is at the vendors doing this is not cutting edge stuff. This is pretty well tests and stuff. That's probably about four or five years old right now but they're finding <unk> outperforming their humans so there's definitely a clear trend for what i would classify as relatively low value creative work being easily outsourced to a machine and what they're doing. This is the part of the fascinates me what they're doing again is is relatively low tech in the sense of it's it's. It's not a very advanced machine learning. It doesn't have to be for this use case but if you were ambitious enough if and and skilled enough you could take the idea of what they're doing and kick it up like a hundred notches with what's available on the market today so for example. If you were to take all the the library subject lines you have or or something very similar to that and feed it to something like opening is g._p. To you could do that like today generate some pretty incredible stuff. I was doing this recently with <hes> with g._p. To with <hes> twitter chat questions i took the all the questions from content chat and sam rush rush chattanooga all the major <hes> twitter chats and i fed that in an i said okay. I want you to generate new chat questions and it came up with a couple of thousand. They were really good like reading going. <hes> these are questions that i could legitimately somebody asking and you would get decent answers from them. Yet actually works in. It runs on it as far as this stuff being done. This is one of those things i've never met anyone. That's actually doing this work. That didn't hate to do it. You know this is not writing the the great american novel. This is some of the most painful copywriting you can do to staying within word count and trying to get on the mark so yeah i think most people will be very happy to build the roll this concept of and the other thing is you can spend more time focusing on you know what is actually the offer as opposed to the sixty five different ways to word it and bidding strategies reason other things in managing the software that does this which is all fulltime job. Now is some of the you know. Programmatic systems are so complicated yeah plenty more to do well. This is yeah. There's there's a lot going went on with that makes me think we should do like a like a special hang out of something like may at the next a conference. Were all at grab some folks head to the bar fire of g._p. To and and a libraries from kind of like show an example of just how easy it is to do because if you think about subject lines and things that are not like a huge data set you'd you'd get a couple of thousand of them just from any any major reputable data system and fire of g._p. To gluco lab and after by probably by the second round of drinks has on the work of oh well heck first week in september. I don't think there's anything going on that week. It'd be perfect time for so if you did not detect the note of sarcasm is just insane. There's inbound content marketing world. There's a big magenta has got their thing going on that same week so that all this crazy stuff going on so yeah a chance for us to catch up though if you're going to be at any of those shows be sure to give the album a lot going on there. Would we just have to passer moment to wanna think linked within marketing solutions for their support of marketing over coffee. 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