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Focus On the Family Daily Broadcast
"bruns" Discussed on Focus On the Family Daily Broadcast
"And I instantly I said, look, God's opened the door for me. There's going to be a domino effect in baseball. You know, if somebody gets hurt, they have to bring a guy up from single a, then a guy from rookie ball and a guy from short season and it's just a domino effect and that's a lot of headache with only 8 or 9 games to go. I said, David, why don't you pitch the idea? They could just sign your brother. I'm right here, and I'll play for nothing. He's like, dude, that's the dumbest idea. But the next day during batting practice, I'm sitting in the stands and I look over at David. Well, they call my batting group in. You know, you're hitting batting groups. There's three groups. They call my group in and I'm putting pine tar on my bet. And Jason is sitting in the stands and he goes, and I look over at him, any points, go talk to the coach. The brother that won't go away. He just won't leave me alone. Now remember, I'm on the fast track. I'm a phone call away from the big leagues. I've been injured earlier in the season, but now I was healed and I was playing in double-A. So I walk up to the coach, the manager, his name was hammer. And hammer. I said, hammer. Listen, I know there's going to be a big domino effect with ten games that are not now 9 games left of the season. Why don't you pull the scouting report on my brother and consider signing him, he said he'd play for free. And he looked at me and then looked back at the field never said a word. The third day, we didn't have cell phones, and just before Jason and I left the house, the wall mounted phone rings. And I picked the phone up and he says, hey, David, this is Aaron bruns, Clubhouse manager. Is your brother still in town?.
"bruns" Discussed on VUX World
"Industrialization of this, that is what I think we're most valuable be driven and also wear a lot of adoption will be driven because our customers don't want the GPT-3 philosophizing with them over there. They want a shipment to be shared. You guys in the united example of it. They want to shipment to be shed York. They want they want a credit to be given. They want the right candidate to be selected. They want the patient to know what kind of what they can expect and they want the family of the patient to find the patient in the right room in the hospital and they don't want they don't want a philosophical treatise of something. It's beautiful. I can imagine that in the future this will do things. This will do things. But the process. And that's what was a topic topic here. I was close to our hearts, the process, and the business process that are important for people that actually paying money for this. Interesting. Yeah. So gone. Yeah. So while I'm really excited about the technological advance that I have to say. But very, very often business brings it back on the floor and then there's a customer with an actual need that is there can be easily solved today. And then you're dealing with typical things like a life cycle of these things. Yeah. It's interesting. Interesting. I like that. I like that actually. The concept of industrializing it, and essentially making it, that makes me think of words like permanence. It feels it feels a bit like the last four years or so as being kind of a lot of foundation setting. A lot of activity experiments, proof of concepts. Some really big enterprise deployments, but if you've got a list of the top 500 companies in the world and then you took another 500 sample from like the kind of like open mid tier and another 500 sample from the middle, I honestly think that the actual.
"bruns" Discussed on VUX World
"If the machine can help you from a to Z, the machine can do it. But then it should be good enough to hand over and we think Scotty is a machine like that. We can handle to the human and the human is well informed. We do not have to do the whole speed again. No, we know what has been discussed. It doesn't hand over systems or updated and the transcriptions of the ID, the professional can take over and serve as a client accordingly. Anything that is related to customer service stakeholder management, patient management, candidate management, we believe there will be roles for machines working hand in hand. Interesting. Brian, what's your answer? What's your thought on if you've got anything to add to Roland's comments by all means but I've also been interested in your thoughts on the technology front in terms of we've seen a lot of developments now in the NLP space. There's a lot of really advanced conversational intelligence solutions out there. There is some incredibly advanced NLU solutions, not just GPT-3, but there's a whole bunch of other kind of like transformer based NLU's hit in the market with zero shot bot and Hiro and looper and a bunch of others. What's your thought in terms of where the technology is now? It's in obviously a better place than when you start at Amelia, the use cases that you're throwing around there with combined and text messages with phone calls that maybe we have a call now maybe we reschedule. There's a whole bunch of capabilities that are there now that perhaps weren't 8 years ago. Where do you think the technology is heading in the next kind of three to 5 years? Well, 2022 was heralded as zero the NLP technology, I guess. So the thing is, every year since 2009 was the year of mobile, I'm sure you can find an article from 2022 this year. But I hope what you're seeing is true. No, it is true. It is true. But it's also true that that is the year of adoption of these solutions because the availability in the context sensor, but also in companies that have a little stakeholder communication. The people that can do this are just not available or they don't work in a way you want or they don't want to work for you. So there's a lot of changes on the light. There's a current down there, but if you look at the technology, there is everything we kind of need is there. So we can get these experiences done now. We are getting these experiences done now..
"bruns" Discussed on VUX World
"Now. And that is where the synchronicity of the phone call is interesting. Because it is now. Scottie will call you now if you're not picking up, it will call you later today for the morning after another problem. But it wants to speak to you now without being getting annoying experience, of course. But if you want to be serious, you want to be out by NHC. You would like to make a would like them to make an effort to get to get you on the phone. So that's what's happening now for you, but it's simply not possible because the amounts are just simply the numbers are too high. Other interesting factors also the fact that we free your time for the recruiters, right? Or for the they have more time because they have less repetitive time. They can actually do what humans are really great at. The intuitive stuff they can show empathy, they can show love for the candidates. And you see a positive spin off of that in some cases we have 66% higher.
"bruns" Discussed on VUX World
"They wanted at that time that they want to be available, et cetera, et cetera. On the other hand, the retail, the company, many, many shops. Ideally, they would like you management. So they would like to have you receive a meet of the appointments at the time in the shop that is most preferable to them. There's a fine line between the two. It needs to be an awesome experience. We've also need to be very, very wisely run operation. We are Scotty is doing that for companies like that. Other great case you may have seen it is in the recruitment and the RPO recruitment outsourcing industry, big driver there is shortage of talent. More intelligent is not new. But also this is last year was the first year that there's less productive people than people that are retired in the western part of Europe. And it's not going away. It's not going away. So it is more demand more intimation. We want more availability of services, but we have less productive people making sure to make that happen. So automation is playing a couple of roles for the agencies that have a very traditional industry. So they've been doing this for 40 years the same in the same way. Market, they have databases, they recruit people, they have people trying to convince you to come work for them. Et cetera, et cetera. There's huge databases and if you get some numbers there, out of the ten people that are in the database 9 are not available. So looking at thousands and thousands and thousands of vacancies, there's a lot of phone calls to be made that you will make in vain. Scotty makes those phone calls now. Fun fact, we did 14,020 minutes. Wow. So humans is not just not fun. It's very repetitive work and it's not very rewarding because 9 out of ten you get no. So Scottie takes the nose and provides you with the essence. In a very short period of time, whereas Ryan said, before 20 minutes, great Scott you can do 500,001 hour men. So huge scale, but also for the recruiters, it is they get people they get people's basically handed over to them that are motivated to work that are available and that actually they can fulfill a vacancy with that. So we build an offering.
"bruns" Discussed on VUX World
"But fringy, but what those cases. Interesting. Yeah, it's interesting that I call that approach of trying to work around what has already existed. Does that kind of sit in? Isn't that, I think it's in the agile manifesto, actually, which is that everybody made the right decision at the time, given the skills resources and experience they had at the time. But the reality is that decisions that were made ten years ago are still do realistically impact the company's ability to innovate and to create kind of like forward facing future face and product driver. And so I think that approach of saying, okay, we understand that. We know that there's going to be things there that we can't move, you know, the reality is that there's lots of legacy infrastructure a lot of legacy systems, a lot of really large, wealthy incumbent providers in lots of industries, especially when you talk about healthcare and stuff like that. Lots of incumbent companies that have got the ear of the decision makers and stuff like that. And so being able to provide value whilst working around that, I think is tremendously important because everything is not a Greenfield and you can't just wear them and you wonder. And make everything make everything ideal. But we have customers that are telling us, yes, but also we want this system to be available by our voice. So yeah. And just have it all. Nice. So I'm curious then around so now we have an understanding of the capabilities and we alluded to some use cases earlier on. Roland, maybe you can kind of shine a light on what are some of the like, I was going to say early use cases and how it's developed, but actually, maybe we'll start with what's the use case that you're kind of live with now that's being like one of the projects or one of the programs that you've been sort of like gotten a lot of satisfaction from. Maybe not the most kind of like one that's got you more excited, but like what are some of the like, one of the best things that you've deployed that you can think I wouldn't even give an example of that use case? Yeah, of course, of course. We have several, but let's say three. Healthcare. Currently in development and that is in a very interesting growth area for us. So the drivers there are availability of stuff. Cost of the operation, stakeholder, to be informed, et cetera, et cetera. So you have these general petitioners practices that have as many of those in each and every country. We are now looking at the Netherlands and Germany, for example. Both interesting areas for the healthcare industry for us. Closing the loop between, for example, healthcare petitioners, pharmacies, insurance companies. Patients. But also typical typical use case like appointment, making an appointment. Sounds easy. It is not. It is a complex. It is a complex matter, because there's many, many ways of making appointments. But also it is very time consuming, both in a retail company and also in a doctor's practice. Waiting lines, people want always wanted to be first. They all want the royal treatment. And again, like a staff priorities need to be set, not easy. So we are working now with the doctor practice, doctors practices or information systems have connected towards the practices in pharmacies and, for example, insurance companies, how to basically get coverage with Scotty. Getting appointment sets, maybe some Q&A information, maybe some recommendations, but also get the what we call the repetitive order for your own return recipes..
"bruns" Discussed on VUX World
"They are thinking about ecommerce stores, but also recruiters that need people to come in from Eastern Europe, for instance. Or having patients that have trouble understanding things in German, but would understand the Turkish. So that component is very critical for what we feel is a success of Scotty. Also versatility and it relates that before language switching. So we can switch in the context of a conversation. And then, on the other side of things, the intelligent automation is tying together processes over systems and time. And there is where you touch your questions on, I think. We roll and I have an old policy. We have seen our fair share of enterprises. We now have been a fair share of choices made by people that tied their career to those. So what we usually do is say from the beginning on we respect what's there, and we will engineer our way around choices made. Because we know that everyone can do a Greenfield. That's not actually about most people can do a Greenfield much better than living in a situation where a lot of choices have been made when you deal with legacy software. And we deal with other teams having other incentives to reduce other pieces of software. So that layer of the intelligent automation part of Scotty is basically fulfilled in that. These are functional components. I can do a little bit of buzzword bingo, but we are completely cloud native. We can run in any of the three big clouds, at least that's what we have tested. We can also run on premise if that is necessary. And also we can support more let's say we are environments where we also yesterday we had a conversation, for instance, about embedded components. So we were doing embedded speakers, think about not ask about things that go about for monitoring for elderly people and stuff like that..
"bruns" Discussed on VUX World
"We are praises like that. And you did any digital channels. And it's covered. It also scotties even. We now we have cases also where we do. We move online to offline. So offline. So it's called triggers a offline action. For example, printer contract and have it delivered for send a bunch of send some flowers to thanks so much. Also, that the end of the action is that now I'm going to contact contract gets back and get scanned, you know, then for instance, hey, we received your contract, looks all good. Here's a copy. And now I just need your bank pass to start transferring your money. So I suppose we should maybe take a little step back very briefly and because it sounds like what I'd like to understand is that which part, which part of this is Scotty and which part of this is a line of business system or another process? So maybe if we can just take a slight step back because I'm aware that we haven't actually defined what it is basically. So maybe it would be useful if we kind of just take a bit of time to explain, because you can explain it better than anybody. How you would describe Scotty so the Scotty technologies is that it's got your assistant. How would you describe what it is? Sure. So Scotty is our product, first of all, but Scotty is a bunch of products. Obviously, it has components around conversational AI. It's components around intelligent automation. So I think smart process automation also. Happy air kind of stuff..
"bruns" Discussed on VUX World
"Three two one Lil hello. Ladies and gentlemen, boson girls, welcome to vu X world. I said it yesterday and I said again, almost four years we've been doing this. It'll be I think it's now I found the data. I think it's about the 12th of February. So I don't even know if I've got a podcast in the two other February, but if we do, we'll have to have some celebratory antics. Because it's been a long time. We've witnessed a hell of a lot. We've seen and spoke to a tremendous amount of people and companies. And it's been an absolute journey. And this episode will be no different. We're going to be discussing AI automation and how AI can help with process automation and help with automating things around recruitment, we're looking at healthcare retail, a whole bunch of whole bunch of industries, and we're going to investigate the value that Scotty technologies is provided. But before we do that, a shout out to our presenting sponsors for this episode of VOX world..
"bruns" Discussed on WTOP
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Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
"bruns" Discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
"Celebrated that made for a really great extra day. Expel watching the i remember. Also that were vividly because my daughter with the time was was two years old watch. The brewers beat the cubs and the celebration She said they're doing the ring around the rosy as they were celebrating which is one of the most adorable she's ever said in baseball context or otherwise so i think i have a special election for that year so while we have you. You just wrote about ryan braun. Who made it official this week. That he is retired. of course. He has not played since last season in as your post on his fear said. It's a complicated legacy that he leaves behind so want to sum up ryan bruns career. Obviously not a hall of fame one probably not on the merits but also not for other reasons. But what do we think of brown. Yeah kind of story will leave behind. I guess in milwaukee and elsewhere because it's probably two very different legacies right. Yeah it's interesting you know. I have a certain affinity for for the brewers are based on based on my childhood. Phantom the brewers were not my favorite team. I really love that that that nineteen eighty squad. And you know my previous marriage. I was actually married to a milwaukee native in. So i got to do things like Run in the sausage race of one time and got to go to the in from two thousand two all star game that Tie things like that. So i kind of was very tapped into the brewers return to relevance which drawn i think was a you know. A catalyst.
"bruns" Discussed on Niners Nation
"Feel like usually those guys end up being starter. So that was a little weird other than mike mcglinchey. I feel like tom. Cotton was the guy that got crushed on the forty niners offensive line. A lot. People did not like him And i'm a little stunned beyond the compton. Two rookies like that's your off. And this is not an offense. It's easy on offensive lineman. You've got to do a lot of different things. You've got to be fast enough to get out on the edge and now with this jewel quarterback system you got to essentially get used to two different cadences. It's not an easy thing for an offensive lineman to handle on the niners. Have two rookies of their offensive linemen. Yeah david lombardi brought up this point. David lombardi of the athletic He said that the offensive line depth on this active roster is really thin. I mean they're starting five. I think is going to be a really good unit and will monitor kind of their advanced metrics as the year goes on things are they'll end up being a top ten unit. Both run blocking aunt pass block. I mean trent williams and tomlinson were fantastic last season. And then you had alex mack to stabilize the center position. Mike mcglinchey in is added weight. I think that group up front is going to be really good. It's really if any one of those guys get hurt. Misses some time with like a covert related thing. That's when the forty niners might be screwed up front because all of a sudden now if anyone or your guards go down. Is tom cotton going to step. In as aaron banks you know who they invested a second round pick and is he gonna step been Who hasn't really looked good during this preseason in his in his limited you know showing and then he got hurt. Just a lot of concern up. You know upfront. I was jalen more. I think flashed a little bit but again he was also a day three pick and now he's your swing tackle. So either she. Or trent williams were to miss time now he gets inserted there so all of a sudden there could be situation where you look up and opposing pass rusher in the nfc west like you know is going up against Jalen warren Could be worrisome. Just given you know their quarterback situation. So i would be. I would be monitoring offensive line market pretty closely. I do expect jake. Brendel the the center they released to be back on the practice squad as our report that he he will most likely be back but beyond that it looks thin and get invested a second round. Pick you know. Aaron banks and they hope that he would be the starting right guard and then all of a sudden daniel bruns skill becomes your swiss army knife depth piece but banks misstep bronco had to be the starting right guard and all of a sudden. Now look a little thin beyond the beyond the starting five and it's not like they have a long history like lake in tomlinson has a pretty good history of not missing games. He's generally dependable. But like trent williams hasn't played a full season in a long time. Mike mcglinchey we've seen mistime at different points like it's not like they have a bunch of iron men. Upfront alex mack. Is you know he's old now. He's not a young alex mack. So you would imagine at some point. Different parts of this offensive line could miss time and it seems like the forty niners are banking on like well. If it's only one dude we can make it work. But if it's multiple at the same time i agree they could be in a world of trouble. Well add so on sunday. They played against reiter. Backups i understand but the starting off you know starting five played up front. They didn't allow a single pressure according to focus and that was the first time. I'll preseason and i think they only allowed four pressures total as a as a unit and you know that was keyed. Obviously because on that first opening drive where he moster just gashed the raiders. And there wasn't necessarily you know these long passing opportunities there but that starting five they can stay healthy for a majority of the season in keep both garoppolo and trae lance clean. I have a hard time seeing. How opposing defenses. Slowdown this offense. Just given the fact that they can run a variety of ways and then all of a sudden they hit you with the play action behind it and the biggest achilles heel these past few seasons has been passed protecting in deeper drop type situations and if they can do that successfully then you know. All bets are off so moving on to the next position group. The tight ends the forty niners. Surprisingly only chose to keep three tight ends whereas they kept four in years past. George biddle no doubt made the roster rothwells who has really stepped up this past off season. And then charlie warner the rookie. From last season also made the roster. Did you think jordan. Mathews or michael pruitt would potentially make this surprise that they only three. I wasn't surprised to see matthews go because if you can't block you cannot be on this team like that is how dante pettis gotten. Kyle shanahan doghouse. Kyle needs you to block regardless of who you are and matthews. I mean he looks silly on psalmody. It wasn't as bad as tim. Tebow with jags but it was. I mean it's a hard. It's a hard thing to learn. I was just talking to matt. Ryan humble brag this week. Affleck's yup not gonna lie. He said other than quarterback tight ends the hardest transition to make you know for rookies coming into the nfl. Jordan mathews is essentially a rookie as tight end. He'd been receivers whole career so he had long odds to make the roster. I actually have been kind of impressed with charlie werner like as a receiving threat in the preseason. I thought he had looked better than i remembered him. And i've been hearing that dwell has been you know stepping up to so i i like the tight end room It's obviously kill and a bunch of other people but i think it's better the depth. There is better than it has been recently. I was gonna say you're right about the jordan mathews and being an inland blocker. That's really important. As often so. I thought michael pruitt could potentially add value because that was his role with the titans in the past he was. He was an inland blocker. Similar to the guys that they've had in the past in the guaranteed him. I think five hundred thousand dollars so by cutting their also eating an extra five hundred thousand dollars. So that's why. I thought pruitt maybe have the inside edge to being kind of the fourth tied on on this roster but i think. Kp noted that jordan mathews was getting all the reps ahead of pruitt in practice when he was down there. So guess like either tight end And the chose to release both of them. And i don't expect there to be a big market for either so potentially land back on the the roster or the practice squad Down line so moving along wide receiver another position. That was talked about a lot right. Which six seven guys. We're going to be kept. This was heavily discussed but at the end of the day. The forty niners chose to keep brandon can deebo samuel dove course sue entrenched sherfield. Those four guys were pretty clear. The cream of the crop in training camp and preseason. Trent sherfield i did not have a on fifty men roster like coming into training camp when kp. And i talked about this. I thought he was going to be released. I thought he was a special teamer but he was fantastic on sunday. He's making every play they targeted. I think four or five times. So.
Adventures in Finance: A Real Vision Podcast
"bruns" Discussed on Adventures in Finance: A Real Vision Podcast
"And technical picture I follow a couple of technicians. Better technicians in may so. I'm like i. Shouldn't plug peter brand by like pete bruns work There's some evidence that we've already technically peaked out. Now we've cleaned out those positions. We have incredibly strong growth. If you follow what's going on with the pm is in the us. There's no signs that will slow down and the inflation picture really. We should be saying prince drop because the base effects have turned unfriendly to higher inflation prince. Right it was very easy to have high inflation prince before it should be much hotter than not dropping so the current level of inflation. I agree if you say to me is inflation transitory. Absolutely inflation is definitely transit tree. I'm trying to. I'm trying to offense on your time line right exactly and a couple of years inflation. Look i think it's better for the. Us economy if we have a repressed capital market repressed bond market of negative real yields that that will whittle away some of the debt situation the us. But i'm not sure why bond investor would sit still while the happened so a position to clean a be Technical term say delta variants coming. There's a lot of good reasons to shoot at these levels. And why the long end of the you said bonds but you're looking at the three month rate so that's like more in the short end the bills. Why you're why would you short something short. End as opposed to say shortage. -til tea or something like that. Which has a lot of things can happen at the long end like for example wells fargo having its balance sheet restriction lifted So well is gonna put a lot of capital to work then. It's i'm sure they're very happy about that. You know they. They all the employees and none of the balance sheet at the moment So that's one reason a lot. There's a lot more cross-currents at the long end. I mean light. That screen up again. Cross-currents with lung end and You know we focusing on the fed focusing on the idea that they will start to taper if they do start to take. The people's thoughts will naturally drift towards. What happens next and you know. Bill dudley has made some excellent about this keeping rights. This way we have retraced about seventy five percent of the employment losses. We had since the start. Cove it so want fumed. You must have retraced about seventy five percent of the monetary easing. We've had as well right. Maybe not this episode is brought to you by horizon verizon..
Social Minds - Social Media Marketing Answered
"bruns" Discussed on Social Minds - Social Media Marketing Answered
"Ladybrand brand be perhaps like taken a pop by another brand will added to or built on. The collaboration is key. And i think they also receive with fashion brands particularly if we look at the likes of nike excetera. They are not afraid to whether values on the fees and really be active participants in culture. And i think that that radi resonates with a popular culture specific today but all throughout history. So i think really is so much to talk about here but most of the time. We see that what's happening in. Fashion is definitely a representation of what's happening in culture. I definitely i'm interested necessary to get your definition of culture because obviously there are so many different sides to that am interested in how you guys zelano spot cultural trends today. Yes i think you're right. There are so many different definitions of culture but to me. Culture is a trend. It's a lifestyle it's values it's a pot of what people feel and what they've experienced and who they really are and i think that culture is what is happening around us. It's what's buzzing on the streets of taras. It's what's buzzing the streets of manchester. It is literally what is happening in society today so the best way to define cultures just by looking around you in terms of what's happening today. And how do you use social and cultural partnerships to make people fall in love with the brand by toppy into intercultural. We've discussed if we look at like the very hard facts people following people. They don't necessarily follow brands that easily. I think that there was actually recently quite an interesting neem shade with a picture. All bill gates in a picture of ilan mask and a logo and a microsoft yoga. And it just showed that the actual person bill gates. Ilan must have so many more followers than the brands. And that's because literally people wanna follow people because culture is people so i would say that from a brand partnership this fictive it. Introduces you'll brand to new audiences you connecting with something that perhaps is like a very big talking point. I would say with influences. i mean influences. Being an explosion of late bet. I would say that like fashion brands with some of the first brands to start using influences and the power of influences quite exceptional and allows brands to speak to new audiences but through people which is definitely a more liked way to talk to people than through brands. All of these different tactics of deploying your brand in culture down through the voices of people people that actually stand for the same values as your brand is much more powerful than the brand just really pushing a message out to its audience and different. I i agree with what you said about fashion. Bruns being pioneers in the influences spice because they absolutely have been reminds me of Hello design is used to dress like socialites to get their close for the right people. It's just that unlike more macro scale. I think but i'm interested to hear a little bit more about how zealander uses social specifically like no outside of an influence standpoint to try and get people to to fall in love with your brand because it's something of brands asphault but it feels like a big ask and i'm interested to know what tools and types of content language etc has been able to help you and yes. I think that obviously you cannot tap into culture today without being very active on social media. That's like literally number one. And i think that if we know the nature of social media is storytelling rights and the nature of brand building also has to be storytelling. And i think that the social media channels really allow us to tell these amazing stories to audience and the key thing for me how we use social channels is. We're really as a brand really trying to evict change so our division is where fashion meets culture to inspire change. So we're really really wanting to sort of break down the traditional stereotypes of what makes like a traditional fashion person or beauty person. We want people to be celebrated for exactly who they wanna be with. A that is somebody that is coming from a different country within europe. You know we want to celebrate all of europe with that somebody that has a disability. We want to celebrate them for being proud of who they are within they coming from one of them in minority communities so we really want to create a space where people feel like we are showcasing. Different version of traditional fashion. Looks like i suppose. And i think social media is the perfect wrong for this. I mean if you look at the likes of tick talk to instagram. You have you can connect with all of these minority communities so easily. And i think that they are all I would say like on trucks especially they are really trying to get people to share their personal stories which is quite amazing that people will share with audiences that they've never met before some very intimate personal stories about them and i think think that's so fantastic you know to To tap into those things. So we really try on social media to work with creative that are inspiring and creators. That are very true to themselves. We try and really showcase content that is native to each platform. Because i think that there's nothing worse than seeing tb. ed used on tick talk for example. So i think really making sure that you are using native creators and native content the channels. That's super super important. And then i would say about all like your community. Management's is number one important because you can't just be voyage in social media. You need to be an active participant. So we really need to make sure.
Yanks Go Yard: A New York Yankees podcast
"bruns" Discussed on Yanks Go Yard: A New York Yankees podcast
"You know we go on and on. The dodgers selected a very intriguing prospect. Probably someone who didn't exactly need. But you know the dodgers are always fucking right the pitching prospects maddox bruns out of us. Right high school in alabama so that was discouraging aspect of it for me that there were a lot of pitch and time madden who the tigers got a skill at the right andrew from texas so just a lot of things here that that that gives you reason to be frustrated. I'm not gonna judge trae. Sweeney though because once again we don't we. We are of the the people who are simply reading about drafts off a month before to see what the buzzes and who might be going wear and who might fit best where we know. The draft is unpredictable. As ever you look at especially especially with the yankees historically don't draft first round Like you're saying before you missed one big name. James trillion twenty fifteen first round pick traded in the sunny grave deal and now he's turned up for oakland don't know how many innings is going to be able to pitch this year because of his limited workload due to injuries but just in other miss their in terms of a Not getting the talent. They finally get the talent. They traded for an underwhelming person who they have to eventually get rid of We don't really know. Anthony siegler the capture. They drafted in two thousand eighteen. Not really doing that. Well Bad oh yeah so. I don't really i don't really trust the yankees Draft wise especially in the first round Obviously in baseball you find. How do your guys after. The first round is is not very different from the nfl draft so Room for trae sweeney man. The only discouraging aspect of it is that A few minutes after he was draft in a few hours after a few hours after he was drafted jose altuve. They walked off and then a few minutes after he was drafted. We saw he liked the tweet from two thousand nineteen where to walk the yankees off in game. Six of the al chapman stupid smirk smirk on his face walking off the mound was clip of that. So yeah he's all this research and then discover the guy they draft it does hates the yankees so really great nonetheless rooting for trae sweeney. A lot of other intriguing picture namely brandon beck the second round pick who demanded he wear the stanford where their their black jerseys and the one hundred and six degree heat because he was facing texas tech and he said he was he was attending texas tech's funeral he was starting the game so like that energy and they drafted a lot of pitchers as the as the as the draft progresso not entirely discouraged. You certainly don't have my hopes up. That's i think that's my take. Yeah i like to anthony solemn no to the left who everybody says bumgarner hybrid and other new jersey high school or who the eggs were tied tied to and didn't end up taking same deal obviously rooting for trae. Sweeney knocking to be nervous about it yet necessarily and you are. I mean from middle america illinois. Guyana novi hates the yankees or likes houston or what it is for hates world champion. Which a lot of people do hopefully by the time trace sweeney's up with the big club. Champagne is gone. So who really cares. You also let you left out a painful one because you're right. The dodgers always alright. They always get this right. We took a alien and traded him for sonny gray..
The Tank Slappers with Lewis and Uri
"bruns" Discussed on The Tank Slappers with Lewis and Uri
"However autosport in the past three months to statements from aramco denying any involvement with valentino rossi's team New year over the past couple of weeks of turned up some interesting information. So give gives your your back. Grown dove story you know. What's the latest on this situation. Well yeah when when when we go the first goalie now the sport we got the first goal from the company who runs the cause communication. Of course. I made a call and they told me die. I made a call to be a and they thought is everything is on blazed. Dared gonna make the official announcement in the next coming days. I mean they were meaning about out. I'm and then with title. If that's what they say it was a b three range. We goes in a way. It's it's difficult to in doubt volunteer versus a statement. You know when he says that the deal is happening you have to believe that because it's rossi and because indian you don't have any let's say official documen saying the opposite so okay we said okay eep cases that maybe there are some misinformation or some misunderstanding than can be done so we decided to keep it this way but then after that after. Let's say one hot months without nothing from goal. We had another statement for not. It wasn't a statement. We made the call and they said again. Listen we have been reached. We haven't Signed any agreement and we are not Thinking on signing any agreement with either be beer for a seeks or any other modesitt team so that was again another shock and that made us think there's something going on for sure and then in the end. I know we know that. The adam go ceo wes in essen as a guest of another malaysia team not for six n. p. dolled few people that there was no deal. Which of course made us think that the deal is more in doubt the moment yeah It's a very complicated situation. We did like you say we did have the initial bruns brunswick group got in touch with us This all started from a from a press release from tannehill entertainment who supposedly The group for hanes rossi's vr forty-six team coming to with gp. And and the deal. With iram cole. We go a phone call from like you say from a representative and article was surprised by this and seems no although we were given assurances from multiple parties it seems know that there is no deal in. You think that it's hard to see there being a deal. Because like you've rightly pointed a great feature your role that went on for motorsport dot com. Last week iram co-sponsoring vr forty-six and what will be its current guys of marco bizarre k. And look and marina just doesn't end with what aramco does in terms of sponsorship has big money deals that sponsor formula one you know they see sponsor author of events outside of more sport as it's hard to see this send and no deaths. Lutes lake. Perhaps forcing valentino rossi to continue his career. Which is completely crazy where this was my guess. Detours my guessing. Because in the end i had some. Yes some goal saying that. Listen maybe there's another chance than malino can keep racing next year with with With his own team we are perceived. Another catty and The moment nobody in says any thing in that regard but then you start guessing and say listen why he would be thinking on. You know Keep racing one more year. Changing themes changing bikes adopt himself into a new bike. So maybe it's because he has no attempts than doing that if he wants to. You know to save or a shape that project. Because i mean at this time it's difficult to find I'm not that. I mean it's difficult to convince adam go to china deal done. Aramco doesn't want to. But it's even more difficult to commit ankle eve by is not involved in riders lineup and otherwise it also very difficult to find a new title sponsor sponsor or in case. I'm doesn't want to be out of debt. And if much more difficult to find a new sponsor eve by the tino rossi's in the in the writers lineup for for next year so that's what made me think. Listen maybe not. He's exploring that possibility because he knows that would be more easy or less difficult. Define a new. Brian being able to sign as title sponsor if he is on the riders lineup. If he doesn't yeah we we know the the the the pressure is the official press release from via forty six And the presence who's who owns and runs tanno. Entertainment has said that he wants rossi to race and rossi himself said the prince has spoken to him a lot about this that the context of things nose sort of suggests that the reason the prince wants rossi two races because he needs rossi to.
"bruns" Discussed on FinTech Insider
"Know seeing what's happened with some of the lending protocols some the exchanges. There's now a new model for building financial services. And i feel like that is something that just has a ton of implications when it's not just the bank. It's not just a nonbank fintech. it's now could be an individual software developer to now has the power in the leverage to build a platform that millions of people can use for financial service. They have regulator in. May and the cynic in me is saying shouli that software developed could get a lot wrong and do a lot of damage without as well though. Cairo a main how do we. How do we mitigate against. How do we prevent that. Yeah i think that's that's one of the challenges here in the it's still early. It's experimental there's a ton of risk but there is that transparency and so really it's not just one developed where it's it's an entire open source community everyone can see the code. Everyone can audit it so over time. You know they're going to be protocols that completely fail and the at bugs but they're going to be others that can persist and survive and get stronger as a community comes into about jalousie point diogo. Yeah no i would just point out that it's actually no different from the traditional world in which companies try things except that companies are non-transparent about it and the only publish good news. And so you actually don't know what is working what is not working. So in fact defies exactly the same thing except the iteration is just so much fasten. Something that fails fast which you know silicon valley ethos is about failing fast in about people learning from your mistakes and taking what was good and actually rating or what was not good. And what we're seeing this or seeing this two orders magnitude with three orders of magnitude faster. That's actually incredibly beneficial. So you might not want to be the alpha adopter of a new balance protocol or defy protocol. But you know that when it actually got to you if it has one hundred billion dollars of total locked value of t. l. v. Then you know that there's been a robust set of people trying to steal that money in us that the protocol is actually survived for for for a long duration of time and is robust from a security and safety perspective. And i agree with that. I think the thing i think about also is that we do need. I'm curious from the group as well. But i think we need kind of I would say non blockchain brands actually being willing to come into the ecosystems because from from the developer side. I think yes the community can actually that it I think we can see the bugs. I think we can see the metrics there but from the consumer side right again consumers that are again. Not buying in trading crypto. You do need a bridge and you need you know the visas of the world. You need the top of the world. The folks that are actually serving the demographic to be able to act as the bridge I think actually really create the trust. I wanna come back to that point. Shivani in the next section of the show but before i do i just wanna plug the big announcement that we announced the top of the show we foreshadowed kyw bringing back blockchain insider on july. The fourteenth of. We're going to talk and deep dive into all kinds of stuff and we got a new co host. Who's the coast. I've incredibly excited to be working with with you. Simon and i think that there's so much to talk about this intersection of fintech stable coins. Dowels and ft's defy so we have some great guests and it's going to be fun and we're gonna bring favorite cynic to as many shows as we can and we're going to have the debate and we're going to try and get through this stuff because it's right that we debate this stuff and also just before we moved to the outbreak. It might be worth talking about one or two things that these has been up to recently. Yes yes so. I think we started. We set up a crypto product team. Back in two thousand nineteen. We're really looking at this industry. And saying you know crypto wallets and exchanges. You know they're starting to look like the next generation of neo banks and so we wanted visa to be a bridge between these. New crypto wallets our network of seventy million merchants. And so we have over. Fifty crypto wallets. That are in various stages of issuing cards with isa so. We think that you know we can help that. Bridge in and offramp and then recently. We announced a partnership with with the yoga in anchorage where we're building. Visa crypto api is where we can help our network of existing banks that are looking at. How do we compete with syntax. How do we integrate crypto. And we're going to be providing value at services to help those banks you know. Build products on top of crypto. And so you know we're really excited about the ecosystem in what visa to serve as a between both. I love that off ramp. We need them on. We need to bridge. That antipodes shivani point. We need bruns. That consumers recognize and understand to help us deal with some of the risks. The all real honest yoga says it is still early. And we're going to deal with that. We're gonna take a quick polls hail while we gave from sponsors. We'll be back shortly. Tim is the world's leader in banking software helping over three thousand banks over one point. Two billion people..
The Media Podcast with Olly Mann
Facebooks Australian News Blackout
"We're gonna stop me on the side of the world We've news or rather the lack of news on facebook in australia uses. There can no longer cheryl read news articles from australian or international publishers in a row over proposed legislation from the australian government. Alex hold my hand here. What is going on in two thousand eighteen. The australian government regulator lotion inquiry into impact. Face what we're having on competition particularly around advertising and they found that there was imbalance of power between tech firms and the media and they recommended a code of conduct. That was very long complicated. But essentially it meant that they were gonna get share advertising revenue. Or there's going to be some sort of deal struck between those platforms. Giggle went okay and started making deals news. Koa is probably the biggest one and facebook is just pulled all of the australian new sites off its platform as a sort of nuclear option and basically said well. We've done what you asked. What do you want to do now. And it's almost felt like an empty threat when threatened to do it last year. Now it's real ever all they really did mean and that's a surprise you know. Isn't it clearly just abandoning the best. I think the most interesting thing. It's the perfect storm with australia. Because there are big enough country that that it's significant around the world. Everyone's watching to see what comes out of this. But the people in the world understands what precisely and but they're still not in the top twenty countries a facebook users so business of apps article said that australia's population twenty four male. So even if everybody in australia was facebook using adult they would still only reached nineteenth place of most popular facebook countries regardless of the politics. Heavy steve it just isn't good. Pr for facebook is it. And then i must have made the decision that it doesn't matter that is bad. Pr but i mean for one thing but extensively refusing to pay nominal tax you know despite being one of the world's biggest companies and for another thing when the middle of pandemic and that turning off news to an aging demographic who using service. You might want to know where they vaccines are at. I think when the period of time where the hall of this kind of disinformation machinery during the presidential election the criticism of getting rather just pull out completely out of australia doesn't send a good message to uses. All united see news. App is trying to get factually promptly check journalists and now it just smacks The valley it signed by. Maybe perhaps google is by by playing ball a little bit more with the content providers. I think in this convenient this information east of you want facebook to be really kind of suppose could quality journalism given alex is essentially while we're different to google search engines because publishes willingly upload their content to us and so they volunteering the information to us and why should we pay them to provide them with the platform. But it's not really true. I mean don't you have to basically have your content on facebook. I three years ago. You definitely did. i think. Now it's a case of across all publishers. Most of publishers facebook traffic will come from users sharing their stories to their own pages so they won't come from the brand themselves and so the bruns choices to publish that story. But it's not to publish on facebook necessarily. It's the question of whether or not then. Publishers have benefited by having face because platform so so particularly in all the users all the users go to facebook and then they click through for news rather than going to a new site for news which is something that the entire news industry is desperately trying to change. Probably new york times to the front of that bbc and the daily mail been leading on that for a while so the question is should facebook pay when people prefer platform to a news homepage. And that's difficult. All depends on whether or not publishers need. Facebook more than facebook. Needs publishes and i do not know the answer to that question also opposed goes to the heart of the origins of the open web. Doesn't it steve. Because the whole point of the way that the world wide web was built walls you can always linked to something for free. You can refer someone to something for free. That's not the same as publishing. That's how wikipedia works that's how other sites that are the facts about this work. Some applies in the state. Okay off the bolted. But i think we'll be interested to find out if that kind of sliding mole Content makers these big platforms whether that does really benefit that does is it going to increase the goss. Subscriptions by being late to secure gle by having that league that click from facebook. Is it going gonna financially benefit the middle lousy probably fund that journalism but also like who's getting the money and that's the other thing isn't it. Do we say in the case of google. You're saying google play pool. I mean that's true. That was a threat. Basically from being wasn't disable we'll pay in that kind of seemed to them a little bit. But do you say great. Journalism is being properly funded by google. Because they're going to give some money to news corp every time you click the link or do you say oh sorry open web. It was nice while it lasted but actually turns out we promote it was going to get the money anyway. The idea of the open wipe is tricky in anyway because as increasingly more sites are finding out a subscription model is is a way to have more stable income rather than appetizing income. Once it got a discussion there is no right. Answer that both valid but when it comes to how you fund journalism which journalism you decide is worthy of funding is stuff that is well read worthy of funding or is it only meaningful investigations. Take six months and nobody reads. Is that the sort of stuff. You should be funding. And who draws the line and where is that line drawn about what is worthy journalism. And what is just stuff that you found out that you're writing about and both valid like says it takes sports. Journalism is that valid journalism. And should that be funded. Is that less or more worth than a quick story about somebody who's been defrauded. It's a difficult thing about whether you make that judgment. The same as every publications editor is the story. Worthy should be a newsweek story. Is a bbc stories at wherever story. How do you workout. How you fund those things if you're a third party platform but also another reason that it seems that google have stumped up now as an an onion australia but the presumption is this might roll out elsewhere as well obviously is that they're launching. Google news showcase which is a new product isn't it. I think you need to google news app to see in the uk. So i haven't have you and also as a publisher as an editor. Does he really did these. Things really actually make any different. I mean how many links referrals do you get from sites like that and apple news really. I'm going to speak very vaguely about the level of traffic. That person's gusty. I think is the price of talking to say. I would puglia shame. The news traffic is significant across globally. So that it's it's not an insignificant patriot figures when you talk about the level of loyalty brings the branding. That's more difficult question. And there are no clear answers on that but take facebook facebook as you start. It's news initiative so announced the already launched in the us but announces launching in the uk. The next few weeks of that that plans to pay news publishers to be partnered with facebook so that that type of model is beginning already and we know that. Facebook and google provide huge amounts of traffic to publishers across the world. The ones where there're affiliate content and have been around for a while so we know so flipboard poker apple news. Are they actually significant. There's a user. They don't seem to me to be at yes that Flipboard is still flipboard user. Bases shrunk over the recent years because of google's controversial push towards its an platforms above flip boat but they are still all big traffic drivers. And if you're looking full patriots all of those are valid and can drive millions of patriot. Each month i think so once you get into the real multinational website so much sites. It's less of a percentage for this sites that that could be a huge jump in traffic. That could be thirty. Forty percent and on the smaller sites steve. A you mentioned misinformation an arguably. Actually if you've got kind of legit sources adding revenue for placement on sites like google. It away you can be sure about the quality of the journalism but at the same time you end up with a which is why the web existed you end up with that. A two lane highway. Don't you wear the smaller players and never given the prominence of the big players and it's actually harder to combat. Political narrative will propaganda that way than it would be otherwise it yet. I i suppose that's why you need to look a look at these other platforms. That are kind of imagine like capacity people having the different compensations. What you might get some full sensitive information beth. I wonder if that to access journalism days is always going to exist in some full and the people he won't say will find it but that he wants incentivized Look beyond really manny while they were
Z Morning Zoo
'Bachelor' contestant Rachael Kirkconnell apologizes for past racist actions
"With one of the contestants name is Rachel Kirk Connell. Now she's not just contestant. She's one of the Brun runners for Matt's heart, They believe so anyways, photos of her have been dug up from before she was on the bachelor at a plantation themed fraternity formal. So think of a formal dance where you address up in the old Southern gout ball gowns and the gentleman would guess maybe dress up. Like such south Southern soldiers, rebel soldiers. Anyways, that picture plus a few pictures that she liked that feature the The Old South and the Confederate flag because a little controversy now Rachel has come out and said I was ignorant, but my ignorance was racist. I'm sorry to the communities and individuals that my actions harmed the defended. I'm ashamed about my lack of education, but it's no one's responsibility to educate me. Chris Harrison, the
Italian Wine Podcast
COVID's Impact On Chinese Fine Wine Consumers
"I'm going to be talking about the impacts on china's why market on how those impacts affected consumers buying behaviors. First of all this year. The buzzword hearing is locked down on but in china and we talk about lockdown. It's in the strictest sense one household household can only allow one person to go out once a day to purchase all the necessities unlike in europe. Or in the us where you have the luxury to go out and to do a lot of chores. In china it's really strict on areas. That are most affected by the pandemic. You're not even allowed to go all. There's a community officer who is on standby just to send all the necessities to you to your door. So this is the contact where talking about when we want to understand kovic impact on china this is also the circumstance under which a lot of the business have to operate for three months from late january to april. So this is something i want to want. Everyone who's listening in to bear in mind to keep it in the back of head on back of a mind to understand the corvettes impact. So i upon. I'm going to talk about cova impact on china's wine imports. So what happened to win. By the end of january china had locked down the whole country as a result restaurants hotels essentially closed and miss the most important chinese new year sales for anyone wondering how big and how important is chinese new year for a lot of wind merge and a lot of the a lot of them who i talked to told me chinese new year wine sales account for roughly twenty percent or even up to thirty percents of their i knew sales so imagine seven day period was lots okay and then imagine. That period was attended for three months. That's the challenge facing a lot of the importers in china and of course logistics were delayed because quickly the pandemic spread from china to the rest of the world Even when china in may and june recovered from the pandemic countries are like ryan's italy and you were in the depth of the pandemic dot affected global logistics while because we have the latest figures from china customs at a showed import volume declined by thirty percent. Thirty point eight percent to three hundred forty seven million leaders in poor value declined roughly thirty percent as well to u. s. one point eight four billion. This is quite significant. Because i want to joe attention to the fact that last year china's one import value already declined. We saw roughly ten percent job in volume terms and one percent in value terms because of the economic slowdown and trade war between china and was so the downturn. We are saying this year is a continuation of what happened last year as well. So that's you know might have a projection for what is to expect on what's to calm right okay. So next one. I am going to talk about because of the job in wine. Imports and how it affected merchants consumers and the price points are was sane on the shelves merchants of course when you have stalks that are meant to be depleted for chinese new year. That a stew setting in the warehouse. What you do when you have uncertainties facing forward you'll become a more cautious your becoming more cautious with your spending what to buy how to budget. That's natural response. A market exit suddenly. We're seeing a lot of merchants exiting the market. Unfortunately one of the examples with sane is from jovial. Many of you guys familiar with jovial so basically joe view is a wine and agricultural importing company backed by the tech giant nenova. Five years ago when it entered the market to stop two important should be winds. It costs a lot of fanfare and naturally they had the peak around twenty key bruns. Included a the biggest Organic winery madonna in in chile. And also jong here moe's fabulous wines earlier this year due to the pandemic it's general manager said they're suspending the wine business. This is not a small one time importer. we're looking at a company. Dots actually has the scale. That's the direct impact of the pandemic. I'm coffee cards. Of course a lot of wineries and importers were having zero sales in february in particular consumers when you have job uncertainty because of the pandemic what are you gonna do. You're becoming more cautious with. You're spending your accounting or the non essential standings unfortunate wine is counted as numb- essential on like you know maybe in france or italy or in the us consumers of course they're trading down if they are buying winds at all. They are really budgeting what to buy. You know what is the best value. What is the most affordable wine outing the market this can be reaffirmed by the expert on expert data we just from burgundy from january to september export volume to china shop to by roughly thirty percent and in value terms jumped by roughly around twenty percent and we see some increases in areas where Or shop elise. Those kind of increases assertion guan crew premier cru in terms of red and whites that Racing price-wise wines priced under one. Hundred orrin be is the most popular category one hundred. That's about fifteen dollars. So what happened to on trade and why on trade matters like any other. Why importers in in the war in europe or in the us traditional ones heavily dependent on trade on restaurants and bars and hotels to win. The pandemic happened especially in china. Were the strictness of the lockdown is so severe on so carefully scrutinized at enforced restaurants bars were treated during the pandemic on china. We're talking about country that has ten million restaurants chinese new year. Like i said completely shot during the seven day. National holiday dining sector alone lost five hundred billion. That's seventy six billion. Us dollars lockdown. Measure of various strictness were enforced from end of january to april lasting three months. Even in some cases restaurants were allowed to open. Are you can only do delivery service delivery service it go to. It's a growth factor at a hall make makeup for what's lost from in dining services and heidi loud. That's another biggest restaurant chain. China lost to five billion to stirring saint periods just to give you an idea of the severity of on-trade unfortunately among all the alcoholic beverage categories. Wine was hit the hottest. This is not said by me. This is actually coming from one zooming secretary general of china alcoholic drinks association which is the official drinks association in china. That's regulate Anything related to alcohol in china. It's very powerful organ and he basically said homecoming function for wine was essentially non existent as heavily relies on social consumptions such as restaurants to the decline with shoppers. A wong stall too short before giving any thinkers on the decline. But we can guess it's melted doubled. It's not a single digit
Italian Wine Podcast
How Covid-19 changed Wine Consumer Behaviors in China
"Today. I'm going to be talking about cove. Ed's impact on china's y market and how those impacts are affected consumers buying behaviors. First of all this year. The buzzword we be hearing is lockdown but in china when we talk about lockdown. It's in the strictest sense you know one house. Hoed can only allow person to go out. Once a day to purchase or the necessities unlike in europe or in the. Us where you have the luxury to go out and do a lot of tours in china. It's really strict on in areas that are most affected by the pandemic. You're not even allowed to go all. There's a community officer who is on standby just to send all the necessities to you to your door. So this is the context where talking about when we want to understand covets impacts on china this is also the circumstance under which a lot of the business have to operate for three months from late january to april. So this is something i want to want. Everyone who's listening in to bear in mind to keep it in the back of her head on back of a mind to understand the couvert impacts. So i applaud. I'm gonna talk about cove ed's impact on china's wine imports so what happened to wine poured by the end of january. China had locked down the whole country as a result restaurants hotels essentially closed and miss the most important chinese new year sales for anyone wondering how big and how important is chinese new year for a lot of wine merchants. A lot of the lot of them who that i talked to toad may chinese new year wine sales account for roughly twenty percent or even up to thirty percent of their new sales so imagine that seven day period was lost okay and then imagine that period was extended for three months. So that's the challenge facing a lot of the importers in china. Of course logistics were delayed because quickly the pandemic spread from china to the rest of the world even when china in may and june recovered from the pandemic countries like france. And you know you us were in the depth of the pandemic so that affected global logistics while okay so we have the latest figures from the china customs at a showed. Import room declined by thirty percent. Thirty point eight percent to three hundred forty seven million leaders in poor value declined roughly thirty percent as well to u. s. one point eight four billion. This is quite significant. Because i want to draw attention to the fact that last year china's one import value already declined. We saw roughly ten percent job in volume terms and one percent in value terms because of the economic slowdown and trade war between china and us so the downturn we are saying this year is a continuation of what happened last year as well so that you know have a projection for what is to expect an what's to calm right okay. So the next one. I am going to talk about because of the job in wine imports on how affected merchants consumers and the price points are with saying on the shelves. Merchants of course when you have stalks that meant to be depleted for chinese new year that still sitting in the warehouse. What do you do when you have uncertainties facing forward more cautious. You becoming more cautious with your spending what to buy how to budget. That's natural response. A market sudden seeing a lot of merchants exiting the market on. Fortunately one of the examples with sane is from jovial. You guys are familiar with jovial. So basically jovial is a wine and agriculture importing company backed by the tech giant noval five years ago when it entered the market to stop important distribution winds. It costs a lot of and naturally they had a peak. I think around twenty key bruns including the world's biggest Organic winery and madonna in in chile and also jong here moi x. families wines earlier this year due to the pandemic it's general manager. Said they're suspended in the wine business. This is not a small one time. Importer were looking at a company. That's actually has quite a scale dots. The direct impact of the pandemic unperfect cards of course a lot of wineries and importers were having zero sales in february In particular consumers when you have job uncertainties because of the pandemic what are you gonna do. You're becoming more cautious with your spending. You're cutting all the non essential standings unfortunate wine is counted as among unlike you know maybe in france or italy or in the us consumers of course they're trading down if they are buying winds at all they. Are you know really budgeting what to buy. You know what is the best value. What is the most affordable wine out in the market. This can be reaffirmed by an expert on expert data. We just saw from burgundy out from january to september export volume to china hong kong jumped by roughly thirty percent and in value terms jumped by roughly around twenty percent and we see some increases in areas where the balaj ablation or shaba lease on those kind of increases Guan crew premier cru in terms of red and white store decreasing price. Wines priced under one hundred orrin. B is the most popular category one hundred. That's about fifteen. Us dollars
Food for Thought
Why Fast Fashion Needs A Makeover
"In the last fifteen years, production of clothing has doubled, and at the same time, the number of times something is worn, has haft now that means that over eleven million garments landfill every week in the UK alone. Ultimately the novelty that fashion promises causing irreversible harm to both planet and people. This week's food for thought sees presenter and climate activist Venetia Amana. Join me to discuss why it's time for the wasteful fashion industry to clean up his act highlight Venetia Halloween. I think today's episode has been so I've Jew and I. Now I've been wanting to record it with you for so long. I think in a way we kickoff by discussing the fact that fashions wastefulness I mean. It's almost on a par with single. Use Plastic really if we're looking at the impact that it has. Yet it is. It's hugely not only wasteful industry, but also polluting industry. It's actually kind of looking to get into sustainability and thinking about the planet. functions of really good way to think about it, because it's very accessible way of thinking how a piece of clothing. Goes from from the US ultimately when you when you grow, grow, crops or something caught in, it comes from the S.. And then it's Picton. Soon and. All of these different things all these different prices which make up the supply chain before it's packed and delivered in lands on your doorstep Orlands in the shop future to buy but yet it. It's a huge. Carbon footprint the fashion industry. It's supposed to be one of the top two or three polluting industries and yeah, in terms of waste it's it's incredibly wasteful. we live in a timely fashion still of as. Something disposable fashion is incredibly cheap now and in other places, and because it's so cheap way often fail like it doesn't hold much significance, so we send a lot of close to landfill and a lot of clothing incinerated. All, at the same time, it's really really important is Barry Mind is that? Someone somewhere is paying. The paper will making a clothes or so, if not paid a living wage and eighty percent of them a female when we think about women's rights and bang feminists, we have to think about that with all cloudy, because we want to support all women right, and we want to support the woman who making all clouds goodness I mean. So many connections to what you've just said that intense of what I've done in my previous life. I'm thinking when I was at university and. I used to shop with these such and websites where claiming was so cheap, and I never made I never made a connection that it came from the earth I would I never even thought to the fact that impact to the environment and I definitely probably what I know I didn't. I didn't think about the chain of people and somebody somewhere that was involved with the price of making his clients and I. Think what you're doing on social media, environment is fabulous. You've recently raised Alana's with charity campaigns. You've been at the forefront to claim suggesting that the bronze behind them greenwashing customers. Could you delve into that I? A little bit? Yeah, absolutely. greenwashing as something that we say a lot in fashion, especially at the moment comes from the time whitewashing, which is basically when white people kind of whitewash industries like film, industry's takeover, different ways and Often, it's symbol creations when we as white people kind of commodified live. By coaches make are I might try and day and don't give credit where credit J. it's also kind of a marketing ploy, and it's the same with greenwashing companies often kind of telling us trying to tell us that during something good when they already notes. See this recently with kind of plastic auto companies telling US everything's okay, because that bottles are made from recycled plastic when Rabi. To bustles if we're in a position to do so like you know hair in. The U. K. is just refill will to right. It's like a much more money during it so with function. We see Fush Bruns. Greenwash. In lots of different ways and I, yeah I I've I've taken to social media to cool when it because. I have a when I want to use it and kind of tired of the nonsense, so bronze like eight am and Zora have a kind of conscious collections, so they'll bring out a small range of clothes that a made from various things like orange juice, pope and unical tears, or whatever is. And they tell us let's go, and I'm not gonNA deny that and say it's bad. It is good we should be using. Natural fibres when we might close, but the problem with Sutton fashion bruns. Is that sure that using a kind of planet friendly planet friendly dies and materials, but what about the people making the clothes and also? The share amount of clothing that them making doesn't make up for the good that I think the goods that doing concert. No point, not percent. If their entire business H. M. so is a drop in the ocean for want of a better phrase. On Yeah. I mean recently. We've seen a lot of charity in slogan, T. Shirts. During, the pandemic and this is this is very much a kind of. nuanced debates, and I I take quite a hard stance on it, but I I also really appreciate that. We have to look at both
Amazing Business Radio with Shep Hyken
Business rule: Treat your employees well and they will treat your customers well
"Business radio, talk with Craig, MC, voi-, Craig. You've given us some great insights. One of the most important ones I want to go back to even before you. You hit us with these four principles that are in the. Doc was to focus on the employee's first and I can't tell you how many times I've quoted herb Kelleher on how important it is that if you take care of the employs a tear care, the passengers on south west airlines, and if the passengers are happy, they fly again, that makes all the stakeholders and stockholders happy. It starts with employs you hire good people. You make them happy. They wanna come to work. They wanna take care of customers and it's more than just their job at something they're fulfilled in some great takeaways so far, you know, start with the brand purpose. Know who your audience is, your customers, your employees and the community people that aren't necessarily customer, but we'll talk about you and what's the approach used to reach the audience in the fourth principle was, what channels are you using to connect with the audience? All right. Give us one or two more. Before we end up here. You've got great content, and if this doesn't entice people to say, I want more and we'll find out in just a few minutes how they can get more of you not just your book, but give us another one. Or two of these nuggets. So we've spoken about the the employees being many important, and I'll fifth principle that we work with is about what is it that you offer as a brand? What is it? You offer that any different than anyone else in the marketplace and how do you expect to attract the right consumers and the best customers on those? So the best employees, if you don't have an offer, that's compelling indifference, you competition, right. So you know, employee experiences is absolutely paramount on the best people will go to work for the best brands and the best friends are the ones that are identifying who the right fit is for those, though their own brand, who's the right people to work for for that brand. I'm wanted his, they value so that they can offer them an experience. That means they never wanna leave unless the same, whether you're a customer or you're an employee, how. Do you make it feel like this is such a good fit for me? I don't really ever want to go anywhere else. I love it. All right. Number six. Well, number six is a huge topic, and that's roundabout the topic of what we call advantage. But really, it's about understanding how you can use insights in order to drive value to create competitive advantage. So you know, we live in now way you can collect that much dates about somebody. It's unreal. Yes, so so we have so much so much dates, trillions of gigabytes dates for about people, but yet none of that really matters unless you can use it effectively and turn into insulin value. Right, right. But if you get the right, if you get it right, you can really, really stunned down. You can really make a customer feel like you understand them Beck's anyone else. It takes away the hassle because you you just know what they want and you make sure that you make it easy for them to get what they need
Prosecutors: Driver who had seizure, killed 2 kids was warned by doctor not to drive
"With social services and addiction treatment prosecutors in brooklyn say driver who struck and killed two children in march had already been ordered by doctors not to get behind the wheel dorothy bruns was arrested and charged yesterday with manslaughter and other crimes transportation alternatives executive director paul steely white says the charges could send a warning to other drivers with serious medical issues if you drive in a similar fashion you as a driver could also say those kinds of felony charges prosecutors say bruns was hospitalized in january after she had a seizure behind the wheel and at that time doctors told her not to dry for at least a year bronzes attorney didn't respond to a request for comment the borough of leonia new jersey is sticking to its controversial new traffic restriction even though the state attorney general says it has no power to enforce them earlier this year the borrow issued an ordinance to stop outoftowners from using its streets to bypass rush hour traffic near the george washington bridge technically violators are subject to a fine but leonia mayor judah ziglar says his officers are not issuing any citations we said all along this was not about raising money we said all along this was not about ruining people's days with two hundred dollar tickets we said all along this was about addressing technology ziglar says he created the ordinance to block gps apps like google maps in ways from suggesting leonia as a shortcut new yorker ferry writers are taking to the water in greater numbers and into the mayor says the city will spend three hundred million dollars to buy new boats for the ferry system he says while the money won't be available to fix the city subways the boats are important because they reach communities outside of the subway network people in neighborhoods all over the city that were under underserved talk to people in the rockaways talked to people in story ah talk to people in red hook the city says it subsidizes the ferries at a rate of six dollars and sixty cents per rider which is about equal to what the mta pays for the.