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"butterfield" Discussed on KOA 850 AM
"To thank you for introducing us to Butterfield's ice cream Parker on so my question is going to be what's your favorite flavor? But that is our must. Go to place wherever we take people up from the airport. We were in that part of the state at Royal Reservoir at the Castle Canyon or any place like that. Thank you. Thank you and drop their butter pecan. There is literally loaded with pecans. And it is the best butter pecan ice cream I've ever had in my life and I feel like that's kind of an old person answer, but it's outstanding. But all of the ice cream and for those air just hearing about Butterfield's Butterfields is located. In the Stroh Ranch King Super. I looked it up because last time I mention it all these people e mailed me and said, Where is that? Where is that? So it's the Strobridge King Super Plaza, and it's just a brother and sister and they make. It's not fancy flavors. You're not going to see the weird flavours here. It's the flavors you love done perfectly there. Just so so good. Well, Vicky, what's your favorite flavor? Um, I have a top three. If I had to be a forced choice, I would say the caramel Oreo. Yeah, that's really good, too. But my has been left better behind to, he says. There's a pecan and every bite and exactly it is loaded with pecans. That's what makes it so good. All right. We're going to spend the day going. Go ahead, Dave. Okay, Here's your question. What is your principal defect? Ally principle. That's a deep question. Very hard. Yeah, they are like super hard questions. I feel like that when I was a little bit of thought. Unless you Gosh! How about my inability to agree with myself? I probably I have plenty to choose from. And I know, um so right now, I guess with this whole co vered thing I'm gonna say impatience. There you go. That's a good one. Thank you so much, Vicky, And I'm glad you love Butterfield as much as I do. Let me go to Susie in Parker. Hey, Susie, you're on K away. Hi, Mandy. I just wanted to tell you, thank you so much for bringing attention to the recall Polish. Um A journey that we're on here, and I would like to encourage anybody that's listening that wants him to be recalled. Don't don't rest on your laurels. Don't say I'm going to go get to it. I was intimidated by going to get a petition. But I got one yesterday was explained to me very thoroughly. There's really nothing to it. It's super easy on DH. I just went to Wal Mart to get poster board to make a recall published sign for when I go out and get my petition signatures, So we need to keep plugging away at this for the next week or so. I believe we have to. We remembered knowing Yep. November night Monday, so there's To win his love people. You just don't sit back. We can't just get another petition signatures. We have to go well above and beyond, because probably force to a third of them could get thrown out by the secretary of state's office so we can just get just enough. I appreciate the phone call, people can go to dethrone Pulis dot com To get more information about where to sign a petition or how to get a petition. But now, Suzy, we have to spend David well of golden questions to find out what your hard question is. All right. This is a nice one eye like this. What natural gift would you most like to possess? I would say, natural gift I would like to pose us. I guess being having a superpower probably wouldn't be in there. But I want to have a super power company used that answer. So you're not good enough. Which is a natural gift You want. What? Which Superpower do you want? Three people's minds. Oh, God, that would be so disturbing. I would not want to do that. No way, nohow. I don't want to know what people are thinking. I want everyone to have plausible deniability. What gift? Would you write? What? What Superpower? What? Max Match? Natural guy. I'd like to be able to play music. Me. I don't have that gift. You know That was me. I don't have that gift it all. Hey, I appreciate the phone call very much. Susi. For those of you on hold just tune in next week because we're going toe. Probably due that I like this. I like Dave's big wheel of of stolen questions. So keep that. Keep the quote a grant. Keep the wheel. If you know what I mean, is amazing. It's over. It did in a state place the same pace every time. It's amazing. Perfectly count of the touch your perfectly calibrated. It's outstanding because now it's time for the most exciting segment on the radio. It's kind and wow of the day. Oh, right. Right. Everybody's you. You get pens from like your mechanic and stuff. Do your mechanic give you pens, things like.
Political Ad Nauseam
"As much as campaigns want to keep spending secret federal law actually requires TV stations around the country to disclose all the political ads, the campaigns by and those TV ads account for something in the ballpark of sixty percent of campaign ads. Spending a lot of the rest is stuff like Google and facebook ads at those companies actually don't have to disclose as much information about the ads. So today we're going to focus on. TV. Spending the majority of the spending. So think of the United States as a giant game board to campaigns walk around the board they put some of their ad money down this part. Of the country a little bit more over here, and the way they put that money down tells us what places they think are most important for winning the election. If you're looking just at the state level, the bronze medal goes to Wisconsin Sixty, four, million dollars, worth of TV ads they're not surprising. Wisconsin was one of those states that trump flipped from the democratic column back in Two Thousand Sixteen Silver Medal Pennsylvania with one hundred, seven, million dollars worth of TV ads also not surprising Purple State with twenty electoral votes and in first place with one. Hundred thirty, three, million dollars America's favorite election meltdown waiting. Oh Florida, my beloved Florida. Now, this is just are beginning calculation. We're going to dig in more, but there are lessons to learn just looking at the big picture the big campaign game board. Yes. So so take Florida this is not a monolithic place. You're going to have super republican areas like the panhandle and then big democratic areas around places like Miami and you might imagine that the most. Cost effective thing is for the Republicans to completely pull out of the democratic strongholds and vice versa. But in fact, neither political party is doing that the whole state is getting bombarded with ads from both sides Daniel. Butterfield. From the Super PAC PRIORITIES USA she says it can start to turn into something like an arms race. So when you see your opponent spending money in a market, it really raises The question of should I be spending money there to to keep up area competitive and if you want to understand why political spending just keeps going up, it's at least partly because of his arms race if your opponents bins more in, Tampa you have to spend more in Tampa which in turn makes the cost of ads in. Tampa that much more expensive. Next thing you know you blue one. Hundred thirty, three, million dollars in Florida. Danielle says, the arms race thing is not just irrational fear. There's a real electoral cost to waving the white flag in a particular area. If you're in an ad market and your opponent clears out, that is great news for you. You have the airwaves to yourself. Your advertising goes a lot further in terms of impact than if you have to opponents that are. Driving opposite messages is there like a particular tipping point to that that sort of campaign folks like you gotTa. Spend the twenty percent otherwise. Like what counts as as not being drowned out. Good? Yeah. There is actually a lot of areas some data behind like what is the particular percentage that is required? It's I'd say that's probably more of a secret sauce that I wouldn't necessarily WanNa name on this podcast for you know that numbers, you're just tell me. I I. Know. Roughly what percentage I think is useful is, is it twenty three percent? You got it. But okay. So fine lots of money being spent in Florida but this is not a very specific answer to our question who is the most expensive voter we want to be more granular, which is why we got her hands on a more precise data set. Thank you advertising analytics. This data set is GonNa let zoom in on every single television market in the entire country. So for example, we know that forty million dollars has been spent in the Orlando Daytona. Beach Melbourne market. Compare that to the grand rapids, Kalamazoo Battle Creek Michigan market where it's twelve million dollars and sure there's more people in Orlando but still, how are the campaigns arriving at exactly forty million and exactly twelve million to help answer that we brought in some help Michael Beach. CEO. Crushing Media Michael Runs an advertising analytics company now, but he has worked in the past for the presidential campaigns of George W Bush John McCain Mitt Romney, and the reason we wanted to talk to Michael is his whole job. is to figure out where companies or sometimes political campaigns should place millions of dollars. Worth of ads Michael has all this fancy proprietary software. If you're an advertiser, he can tell you whether you should be focusing your ads on like Republicans, with Minivans are Democrats ride motorcycles or neither. He's got all these different attributes in his computer thousands of attributes for. Anything from certain partisanship to likelihood to buy a Ford truck into those do those specific categories correlate. Yes and no it like it's pretty geographic if you're looking at northeast, Ohio or you're you know. You're in Alabama in the Senate race. that. Wouldn't be a probably a good signal. Reich is like. As owner everyone drive structure. Now, the reason we went to Michael is because we thought it might be interesting to look at how many dollars were being spent on any given swing voter swing voters in theory are people who might be influenced by a political ad. The problem is it is very hard to pin down exactly how many of these people are out there but Michael Software can at least take a stab at it what is GonNa do is go through all these data sets to first identify how many likely voters there are in a particular TV market and then identify which of those has even the tiniest probability of changing their vote and a lot of this calculation is just sifting out the diehards. If you are somebody who voted in the last five, Democratic primaries were every year you donate to the R. N. C. You are out. But maybe your party affiliation switched a couple of times. Maybe you're a first time voter that may put you in this bucket the basically using generic party model and generic it's party not not candidate. Driven in other words, we're estimating voters chances to swing between Democrat and Republican as opposed to trump and biden specifically. But there's still does give us a way to compare across TV markets and when you re ranked the country based on dollars spent per swing voter the markets are not in Florida. In fact, the top five ad markets are all in Pennsylvania and number one on that list where campaigns are spending around ninety dollars per likely swing voter. Is My home television market the region in western Pennsylvania in and around Erie Pennsylvania. Okay. So Kenny you grew up there like what is it? What is the what are we talking about just to be clear I grew up in Meadville which is south of Erie, but it's in the market and like yeah, this is a region with a lot of manufacturing jobs these jobs have been leaving. It's predominantly white its having the. Same kind of brain drain problem that a lot of the other parts of the so-called rust belt are having. But look like I don't know anything about who a potential swing voter would be in the Erie television market. This is why we have Michael's fancy software. It can help us understand who that is. What can we know about the Eerie Market area? How does it compare to the rest of the country? Like who's there? It opened up my magic machine here. Michael Punches Eerie plugs in a few numbers so it's running. Then he opens up a tab that lets us compare the Erie population as a whole to just the likely swing voters. So now I look at in. Eerie. For instance, the average adult is fifty three years old if you just take the whole population in the market. Target, audience if you said. swing likely to turn out is forty seven other words. Michael's machine is telling us that the average swing voter is is six years younger than the average, their forty, seven years old, and the other incredible thing about Michael's machine is that it's also able to spit out this whole media plan for how to reach those people. The machine can name the single TV show watched by the most swing voters. Each week that show in the Eerie area is the OT on Fox football shows or wrap up of the day's games. That'd be fair. that is one of the most watched shows in the entire country. But the numbers do show that in terms of efficiency like sports would be a pretty good way to get your ad in front of a decent chunk of swing voters in Erie Pennsylvania Espn you can reach sixty percent on eerie and a week. Again, this target in this market if the secret to understanding what the campaigns are thinking is to learn where the most money is being spent per swing voter. That place
Slack's stock plunges as it struggles to boost revenue growth
"Not all work from home plays are equal and slack proved that exactly just beating expectations on the top and bottom lines shares are plummeting in the after hours slacks numbers they just aren't as impressive when you put them next to other remote darlings, zoom video, which saw revenue sore more than three hundred and fifty percent year-over-year slack has seen revenue grow at a steady fifty percent for the last three quarters even the pandemic billings growth, the metric that investors were focused on that also. Came up short now we have the chance out co Stewart Butterfield and CFO Alan Chimp. Why and they said that the macro environment is still uncertain. Butterfield says that the impact of the economy and employment picture hit the business in a more pronounced way in the second quarter though they are seeing signs of stabilization and improvement. Another ever present concern guises competition CFO Shins said slack did not see year-over-year chain. It's win rate against Microsoft teams in the quarter, and we know how fierce battles with tonight's plunge in share price slack remains the. Warming work from home play back to you Melissa
Tiny Weddings work during COVID-19
"Couples whose nuptials were put on hold by covert nineteen are turning to a fresh trend in the bridal industry micro weddings couples who don't want to wait until the pandemic is over might want to listen to bride Ashley Butterfield we found out about the tiny weddings actually through a Google search in a panic of our December wedding has been canceled what do we do so they decided on a tiny wedding package offered by a farm in dexter Michigan there were family members that definitely wanted to be here and didn't understand when we say tiny wedding we mean a tiny wedding the price tag at two thousand dollars was also tiny compared to what the wedding planning site but not dot com says is the average price of a pre pandemic wedding one hundred and thirty four thousand dollars actually after
Pigeonly Uses Technology to Help Inmates Stay in Touch with Family and Friends
"Butterfield I think as many people know is the founder and CEO of slack, which has just really become an integral part of many of our lives and has seen record growth. We're GONNA. Talk about that on the show. I want to introduce also Frederick Hudson the CEO and founder of Pigeon Louis Frederick you can correct me if I've got this wrong. But last I heard you had evaluation of about five million dollars, twenty employees twenty, million twenty million so I I missed around. I guess missed around. And essentially what pigeon Lee does enable easier communication with inmates who are incarcerated across the United States. For, family members with incarcerated loved ones so connecting people. who mostly live in an analog world with all of us who live in a digital world? Frederick one of the things that caught my attention about pigeon. Louis was that. There's a lot of predatory pricing essentially to make a phone call like a fifteen minute phone call could cost almost twenty dollars like a dollar a minute, and that was one of the animating things here. There's like a market imbalance. It's ripe for Innovation Yeah. Yeah, and that's one of the things that you know. We set out to fix his. In a lot of cases, because this is one of the few industries that that. Operate on the system that allows kickbacks. And, that's how contracts get awarded. It creates a very predatory situation that ultimately the friends and families of whoever's incarcerated. They bear that cost, so it's not even the person who was in prison. That's bearing his burden is to family friends, and that support not going outside there really are. Holding up this you know forty fifty billion dollar industry, so one of the goals of this show is to be very granular and to dive into issues and try to workshop them and see what kind of insights we can gain. That are applicable both to your specific business, but are also useful for all of our listeners out there and Stuart, slack cells to. To everybody big companies small companies, but you have had really good success working with government agencies in the State Department for instance I would love to learn a little bit about. How do you sell to us such a specific channel like a government? What kind of insights have you developed? There's definitely problems with government generally, but I think we have this Era Mentality across the country that you know. Six scariest words are I'm from the government and I'm here to help most of the men and women that I have met who work in in the federal government well-intentioned trying their best, it's. Just. Every federal government plays a saint or anything like that. But I think it's not well understood and we kind of the attitude that we have. which is largely? Dismissive large, throwing up your hands, and what can you do? kind of pessimistic about the possible outcomes helps determine a set of negative outcomes and I think helps entrench. The. Problems that we would most like to see progress on economic inequality criminal justice reform that can go down the list. But as long as we treat kind of government as the as the enemy I think we're going to. Have a hard time solving. Problems that require government help. Frederick. What are you seeing in your business? What is it like working with the government? Yeah, Stuart, raise some good points I think we. My first trip to DC was last year some around last year. This was my first trip going with our lobbyists and meeting with different members of Congress and different congressional offices, and my eyes was opened. To basically what you're just saying that you know there's there's the individuals a lot of these individual offices. They definitely are really trying to do the best. They can and really trying to positive difference and one support initiatives. That they believe is going to make a difference, but there's just so much red tape the so much bureaucracy. There's so many things there's so many layers in order to get something to happen and you know I. I actually started to get an understanding of the inner workings of government. And I saw less as his big beasts and I started to see it more as individuals that actually got to know throughout time.
"butterfield" Discussed on KMOX News Radio 1120
"Congressman G. K. Butterfield preference seems to think that program is all work and it can just push it over to the states on the data that's coming out of the state shows the necessity the absolute necessity for a national strategy because while the buyers may seem contained in some areas it is conceivable that we can see a resurgence everywhere this frightens making should frighten the American beat Arizona is one of the state's seeing a surge in new cases president trump held a campaign rally there yesterday and we find pockets are we find people we find cases and they say the case is that job instead of saying what a job with doing with testing Louisville Kentucky police department has fired one of the police officers involved in the fatal shooting of Brianna Taylor here's correspondent bill rate call for the police department says that officer Brett Hankinson violated procedures by showing indifference to the value of human life when he wantonly and blindly in the department's word shot ten rounds of gunfire into Taylor's apartment in March a letter also said Hankinson violated the rule against using deadly force Taylor was shot eight times by officers who burst into our Louisville home during a narcotics investigation Senate Democrats are preparing to block a Republican police bill house speaker Nancy Pelosi says it won't bring real reform in an exclusive interview with CBS news radio they're just going to have to up their ante in terms of their sincerity and trying to make a change to get a job done she said she's open to compromise the FBI says it won't be filing charges in the case of that new sound in NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace's garage CBS's and the tree a NASCAR has come out with its own statement saying that there was no hate crime and that a garage door pull rope fashioned like a noose had been positioned their sentence early as last fall Wallace's NASCAR's only full time black driver Major League Baseball has announced a sixty game schedule after months of back and forth with the Players Association cards.
"butterfield" Discussed on The Vergecast
"Get some customers and then choose an adjacency and then sell the new product to the old customers and just keep on doing that over over again and I don't think that's the way the stock is going to grow in the future to the extent that there's a second act it's an. It's another horizontal. Another thing that extends across those services because the one negative consequence of the additional minutes spent dollar spent the number of tools in use. Is that the value of interoperability becomes greater the kind of the Silo Ing and fragmentation of knowledge into these different systems while it's still definitely huge. Net plus to use them is a real challenge organizations. And if you have this central medium you have this. Lightweight fabric systems integration. It's disproportionately valuable and think that's there isn't people always say suite versus best of rage and there can be bundled or unbundled kind of products at the margin. But I. I don't know this. I know that Microsoft's total revenue from software industry parlance is around six or seven percent of all software revenue. And they're the biggest so behind them is going GONNA be. Sap Oracle and I don't know what percentage they have four percent and three percent or something that means that ninety plus percent of all revenue from software from companies other than Microsoft Oracle and sap. There's just this huge huge long tail and that's unit directional those just be more companies more dollars spent per employee per year by by companies more minutes spent and software and that's just an inevitability so you know I mean just to ask very directly you're not like Google like Oh my God we blew it with Google meet we gotta like try harder to compete with zoom. That's a thing that we see happening right now. You don't feel that pressure to extend the capability of slack a video and that way now because I don't like ninety percent of the time. This is a challenge for us to be clear but ninety percent of the time we're selling into a new category so that can be tough because if it's a zero based budgeting approach and no one has budget for a new thing. That didn't they didn't buy last year and you have to explain what the new thing is why it's valuable on the other hand. You don't have to compete directly with anyone whereas if we came in and we said we're slack and we're also all the stuff that zoomed us and you already have zoom or teams or Cisco or meat or whatever now we have to convince you to change. I don't think we get any additional revenue from that customer. If they're you know they're using slack and the Collins Service I don't think it's especially the surly more attractive in fact a version of slack that integrates very deeply with zoom or meat or teams Cisco. That's attractive almost never going to have the the best version in every dimension of that Hypothetical College See..
"butterfield" Discussed on The Vergecast
"You for having me we. I've been wanting to get you on the show forever. It seems like a very opportune time to talk to you. In the midst of the pandemic midst of people working from home so start sort of late March yet along tweet storm just about how slacks growth exploded as the virus started. Hit people start to stay home. The number you had here was that you went from ten million users to twelve point five million users basically just a couple of days or a week. Is that pace. Still going crazy for you guys as it slowdown. What's it look? Yeah definitely not on a percentage basis because we would have taken over the world's But we were talking there about simultaneously active user so Slack is very intensively. Used up to a couple of hours a day for for paid users and that's one of the interesting ways to measure the impact is to think about how many billions of hours it's just a couple of billions at this point that people spend on slack which is a great responsibility. Hopefully they're doing mostly productive work and hopefully is eight an investment that pays off but this has been a particularly crazy time for us as it has for everyone by the you know. In addition to the holy smokes. We all have to work from home. What are we GONNA do? How are we going to manage this? There's been the business results. A little limited in what? I can say about the specific just because we're in the quiet period leading up door earnings next month right. So there's a big spike in demand for slack. You see the numbers go up. Did you have to make any changes on the back? End In terms of meeting. All that demand were we're able to scale. What did that moment look look like mean maybe this is overstating it but is a critical part of our work day at the verge? It's a core piece of our infrastructure. I know lots of other people feel that way as well. How did he make sure you could survive the onslaught? Yeah there's a couple of different angles so the on the purely technical infrastructure side. We actually had made. Fortunately a number of investments over the last year and half but especially the last six months which automated a lot of the scaling so as demand increases capacity increases largely automatically so that was great but we did have to scale a bunch of things so one was. We asked all of our sales people to reach out to each of their customers. And ask if there's any way we could help than that was in in the first twenty four hours so that created a lot of communication back and forth and we also offered free twenty minute kind of on one consults either on how do you slack or any of that stuff so we had volunteers across the company to try to keep up with demand but in addition to the demands on the technical infrastructure is kind of demands on our support infrastructure. The number of customer success managers but also. Everyone is just super busy. There's our existing customers expanded their usage. The at the individual user level people expanded their usage and there were brand new customers in Brand New People Evaluating Slack. So just kind of respect as the scramble. Good news was there's a lot of adrenaline in the first couple of weeks and also a sense of purpose because felt important that we allow you add all the other newsrooms in the country to continue drop rate and the Scientific Research on slack and the healthcare providers and the disaster response people but I think everyone likes to see their work have impact in at that time as a real feeling like we were made for this. So I'm interested in tips for remote work and you call it. What slack offers organizational agility right not necessarily remote working solution but the opportunity to go work remotely if you need it one of the first things? I said I mean like I'm an old IRC had so one of the first things I said to. Our team was hey. It's great to do all your life in Chat. You actually need to pick up the phone a bunch. Because you're you can be more mean or more cutting in chat than you would ever be in person just by accident. Are Those the kind of tips you were giving to large organizations or was it more practical like. Here's how to name all your channels. No it's actually the whole thing so you obviously had it enormous advantage having in the past but for for a lot of people. It's a totally novel. Unfamiliar Way to communicate so just the concept that there are channels and other people can see this who can see exactly like. I don't know if I wanted to have this conversation. In front of Bosra Vanden colleagues across the company. So it's everything from the sociology the etiquette or what linguists call the pragmatics of it too literally how to operate the system set policies. And it's very different because I I volunteered for one of these consultants and it was a guy in New Zealand. Starting a novelty business. So you're like fake puke like yeah so that Zealand Spencer gifts no Chinese manufacturing. He was just starting this company. It's Tim and one other person right now. So that was. You know not typical. Meanwhile we have our customer success managers deployed to move customer. Fourteen Thousand Person Customer Support Team to working from home which is obviously a huge transition tailoring strategies for these different clients or you because there's so much of using slack that's like telling people do not adhere everybody in a channel and then there's so much of using slack. That's somehow meeting your corporate process to a chat APP in an interface in like a channel design. Are you in the weeds as people move to remote work and deploy software exact? Yeah it. Yeah and there's like there's some things that seem like they're very trivial but end up being important and my favorite example is also because we used IRC. We were used to receiving notifications. Only when someone mentioned our name or send us a message directly just just to us and so that's how slack works and most people are coming from messaging systems where you get a notification for every message because obviously the volume is much lower south fear on WHATSAPP or instagram. Dm's or whatever you get in every time anyone sends a message which would be crazy than slop so it turns out that mentioning. People's names is really important and everyone understands the mechanics of it because facebook has a billion five users or whatever it is and if you mentioned someone in facebook they get but there's not necessarily a feeling that you can trust your colleagues discipline about remembering to mention you and something requires your attention at every organization whereas we just kind of grew up suck the company we kinda grew up that way and what that means is get back after a bunch of meetings or something. I see one hundred unread. Channels Vince locked but only three of them have the red vacation bubbles. Aldus check those three and then go back to what I was doing the other ninety seven I could check at my leisure or what I have a question or when I want to catch up something so if you don't kind of implicitly trusts that people will mention your name any time. Something requires your attention. Then you see all one hundred of those channels as things you've had better check because maybe there's something important for you and suddenly the whole thing seems overwhelming unworkable. So the training on stuff that seems trivial and insignificant can end up being really important to the actual dynamic but the basic thrust for everyone is created channel everything that's going on across the company every conversation every project every initiative every team business unit office location. Literally everything. And once you do that. Everyone knows where to go to ask the question. Everyone knows where to go to give their update. Everyone knows where to go to get caught up in something. And that's really transformative. I think the bigger the company the more significant is. I have a lot of questions about how you think about managing slack channels but connected to this is the idea that user interfaces will drive people's behavior and then obviously being a back loop with that behavior and you'll capture it and well during all this you rolled out like major redesigns of your APPs. Do you think Oh should hit pause. And Not Rule. Out these redesigns because everyone's coming into this interface and we're about to change it on them. Yeah unfortunately there's never a good time and I am also a user of software and over the last twenty five years of making software. I've really I got good at training myself to look at the same way. I look at the comcast X. FI management cooking slack. A little more affection. Well Yeah I mean. There's there's some affection but the point is you know everyone finds it easy to criticize other people's stuff if you to change your 401k. Like all my God. He's got a bunch of idiots or you know something with verizon or your bank or applying for a visa. It's tough to do that to your own stuff but I think pretty good at it I can. I have many frustrations if you work on the product team. It's you know all of my opinions at the same time. Even if something is definitely better than the current design it can be tough for people to switch just because they get so used to something and it's not about whether this is a better design in some abstract sense. I have muscle memory to do it this way. And now you're asking me to do it that way. And that's disruptive to me because I don't really care about slack or what the U. is like for other people or or or anything. We can't stop changing it so do. Did you ever have the moment? We're like we actually need to hit pause this or we full speed ahead. We had to this right now. Fit full speed ahead. There's a little bit positive because at the really high end saying for for large customers we don't provide them support their internal. It system and that's the way that they want it so they often ask us to hold back on on changes for their company until they have more time to plan for stuff like that but for the general audience know because we hadn't been ready for a while at that point and then because a company. Obviously you make. The software enable people to work remotely. You can have an office. People work there. Are you thinking differently now about how you might organize your company in terms of where people work? Oh absolutely so no conclusions and I just you know my style is. I would have to make a decision now. I would like to make a decision quickly and clearly if I don't have to make a decision now all way because I the optionality and at this point we just have no idea and it's not a decision that entirely up to US slack the company because we exist in a marketplace and you can imagine if every company with whom we compete for talent decided twenty or thirty or forty percent of our employees will work from home full time and for everyone else..
Chicago - Drying Out After Rain Floods Out Lower Wacker
"Well if the fog is still out there this morning and we seen visibility actually dropping in some places this morning at midway airport down to a quarter of a mile and some light rain out there being reported in places as well that's gonna continue for much of the day today with a high near sixty four a cooler at the lake front then mostly cloudy tonight low down to fifty three tomorrow partly sunny high near sixty five the extended forecast calls for some sunshine coming back tomorrow Thursday into Friday and Saturday and maybe eighties for the beginning of the end of the weekend at the beginning of next week right now in Chicago we have mostly cloudy skies fifty four degrees some light rain you know heron fog fifty four at midway in Aurora it's fifty five and out the lake front it's fifty one and that's too bad on the roadways this time despite the fog and the rain lower Wacker still closed between Harrison and rand off because of all the rain from the last couple days that flooding in the sub basement of the Willis tower it's going to take awhile to clean up may be closed until Saturday the interchange in eighteen ninety four the Indiana toll is still closed until tonight with that continuing roadwork and in Glen Ellyn route fifty three between Butterfield and park still flooded along with the east on I. eighty exit ramp to Chicago and Chicago street between Patterson and Doris that's in the jelly at
Slack onboards more than 2 million users in one week
"Before the pandemic slack was a pretty widely used office messaging platform but in a single week starting March tenth slack on boarded more than two million new users. Among those working remotely are stewards. Twenty one hundred employees who work in offices in ten countries around the world. I spoke with Stewart from his home in the bay area. Where he's been wondering. What is the future of Work and slack? Look like thank you for being your. How are you doing by the way I'm doing? Okay I mean I I I'd feel grateful that we have a backyard that we have two little dogs. That's something on the other end. We have twenty one. Hundred plays around the world in a distribution of of how people are doing right now. People are okay. Many people are stressed and anxious. fears about economic fallout about health of their friends and family and their communities. Some people go a little bonkers trying to work while been the schoolteacher to their six year old a daycare to their three year old and the kids are obviously gone. Crazy people who are cooked up in a small apartment but kind of by themselves And then of course. There's the broader world which is much more mixed. You guys basically shut down your offices in San Francisco on March sixth. How did you make that decision so early? There's other a lot of people talking about it and there is this really you know day by day. Or even in some cases going hour by hour Cumulation of events of things getting cancelled debating whether to cancel our global sales offsite at which we get about eight hundred people together. This year was going to be in in Phoenix and we have guests wide end and that was the next week. I think we need to cancel that with within four days I was in frequent communication with a couple of my my peers other software companies and in the bay area mostly and we are starting to talk about it and I think I realized that it was going to inevitably happen. And maybe we could defer by out week or something like that but the point deferring by week and if one of the incentives here is not just. The health and safety are employs Kind of being good citizens and can stewards. Since we're able to do it. We should do it as quickly as and then. I think you had an employee who was contacted by the CDC that they might have come into contact with. Somebody tested positive. And I'm assuming that that also kind of prompted the decision to just tell everyone at work at home. Yes so actually. I mean on March fifth Thursday. So that was. Our board meeting hadn't really contemplated later that day. We got notified by this employees that the CC notified them that they had been potentially exposed and since they had been back in the office the exposure. We decided we're close. The office on Friday March. Sixth over the weekend a deep clean you know people come in with. I think we have. Eli in a bunch of stuff but by Friday afternoon You know the humidity evidence made it clear that we were going to have to decide to check out completely so we never after Thursday we go back in the office and it turned out that was the last in most people stewart. We've had a lot of business leaders on the show like restaurant. Owners and prominent founders and for the most part their businesses are in trouble particularly the airlines and the restaurant industry For for slack. It's been the reverse I mean after it. It kind of became clear that so many of us were gonNA work from home. Demand for slack just skyrocketed has the demand slowed down a little bit right now. We're we've now entered the quiet period leading up to our earnings call in the early stages of this yes we saw huge increase in the number of new teams being created which kind of people signing up for slack in the first place converting to aid status of the customers who already paid adding more users. The people who are already using it increasing their usage the number of messages they sent per day kind of like every metric Up and I would expect the the the good part I think of having that surge early on is it was great for employs. You know is great for morale to feel like you could help Mostly optimistic about human beings and In Times of crisis like this I think people had really strong instinct. And if there's a place for you to put that energy it's not just productive ineffective. It's also kind of spiritually calming less. If you're if you feel like you're being help so I think really grateful for that. Also we've just invested so much over the last five years in a disciplined culture around communication partly because of the use of our own product and partly just because you realize how important was this transition was relatively easy because we already invested so much in a style of working in ways reporting progress and keeping updated coordinated. People had an office and they had childcare when they felt like addict. What are the cafe and sit outside. Actually people go by and stuff like that. This is different now. There's no child art grandparents can't come and help you know there's there's one part of this that's a that's a little bit. Probably people spending a lot more time with their families. So it's it's really it's an interesting position because we just don't have a crystal ball. None of us do our position. Is this We cannot tell because we just don't We honestly don't.
Jason Lemkin Clip: Why now is the best time to start a SaaS company
"A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to chat with former founder. Active venture capitalists and driving force behind. Sastre Jason Lincoln. Jason Zoster a community for Sassan cloud founders also organized the annual Sastre Conference in San Jose. That now attracts five figures. Were the folks each year. We spoke with Jason before the novel. Corona virus had evaded containment efforts affecting domestic markets after upending their counterparts abroad the current community since dacians forced Jason Deport. Sastre back a bit. But that doesn't mean that our chat with him any less timely in our forty five minute conversation we covered a ton of stuff from the potential for cloud slow down to how founders should use or not use venture debt to Jason's outlook on SAS consolidation. And even half asked. He's writing checks today. We're sharing one of our favorite clips here. The rest is over on techcrunch for excellence subscribers we're GONNA get into VC's lately that have been talking about the beginning of cloud. Slow down and I I. This is a very specific thing. What they mean is cloud is no longer an upstart phenomenon. Saas LONGER NASCENT. We've now seen a large percentage of the inner voice software world move over to SAS and nine means that the growth rate will descend as the actual aggregate basis larger and critically. They think that this might lead to income and squeezing out startups from certain spaces in the Saas market. That might have been attractive before. And this is from Alex over at scale venture partners recently and I thought it was interesting hypothesis. I don't see why wouldn't be correct. But I want to get your take on. I know your cloud optimist. You've always been a believer in my experience. So when you think about the maturing of this ass market does that leave less space for starts in as you look at the the overall landscape. Well let's see. I think there are two different points. I have two different perspectives. If you look at data from Gartner which is imperfect. But at least we haven't you. Can you can say that. Maybe thirty percent of old school on Prem type software has gone to SAS thirty percent so the pollen of user seventy percent left but the flipside is. That's a lot of market penetration right. It actually starts approach forty fifty percent. You should see a slowdown this secular trend into SAS. When when even when you started doing sas certainly when I started doing it was risky. It was quirky. It was weird. It was it disliked. It was it was not trust about two thousand sixteen through about Twenty Sixteen. Maybe even a little later at the first astronaut. Aaron Levy came one week after the box roadshow and asked him what the public markets. He said they're starting to learn about it. They're starting to get comfortable in two thousand fifteen. That's that's only twenty five years ago so we are so that thirty percent was probably eight percent right and so there is so there's so so there's a the good news is seventy percent left. The the risk is like you know there's only so much of this crazy growth and another thing happened. Which if you look at any Gartner or whatever this and this no one anticipated more of. It went we all knew there would be a substitution that of however you define it a trillion three and there's different metrics how much infrastructure include. We all knew that like the old the old on Prem Safra would go to sas we didn't realize that it would. It would take up thirty to forty percent more of those. It budget so they used to so we got an extra boost. People are spending more on software. No no one from scale no one from anybody realized we would spend more on business software because of SAS but has physical limits. It budgets are only be so much of global two thousand budget so these Amazing Trans created many many Saas companies. Doing a billionaire are billionaire are but but they're gonNA hit headwinds there. There's no question those headwinds that's different from whether that's going to box out startups. By the first half of the apotheosis there is going to be a slow down as we just forty fifty percents over the next five years. Yes there has to be and as we stop putting more and more of our fixed. It budget into SAS. These are two great trends and they will reach saturation. Got It okay. Now on certain point and and being boxed out using more skeptic I think this is the best time to start a startup time. Tell me why because all the SAS leaders are billion. Two BILLION COMING UP ON A billionaire. Zenda shop is the hub spots. They don't have taught they don't have time so if you're a billionaire and they're all growing like a weed growing thirty forty percents shop advice. Going fifty percents off. But they're all growing. They're all growing with a few exceptions. They're all growing north of twenty percent. All the leaders true. So let's imagine you're in a building air which now they're like twenty of these companies. How much do you have to add this year? Two hundred even three hundred. Maybe a lot you're thinking about non-organic time to compete with your little startup. That was just on tech crunch. You know ten years ago. Five Years Twenty fifteen. When when Aaron came from box Aaron would see a startup. Doing five millionaire. Get a little worried. I mean not literally worried but they. Hey this may disrupt me. Is that right Stewart. Butterfield doesn't have time he's GonNa read it. He's all over social media. He's an incredible founder but slack doesn't have time going to a billionaire to worry about someone that did five million has got to worry about. Microsoft has gotta worry big guy so that means you have a lot of air cover to get not just to a million before your competed with by maybe one hundred million owes underneath the. We'll just ignore you because they have to focus they have to hold it and adobe turning around now and everyone from fig on down is competing aggressively with them. But why because they're stupid of course not? They're very smart. Sap there they were busy. It's too small. It was too small right and there's too much growth in creative cloud creative cloud fuel the dobies text market cap growth. So they just. It's not that they don't watch what's happening with web flow and figment everyone. It's just too small until it's nine figures in revenue because figure has become materialists. I don't know how they're all super successful and it's not because anyone was dumb. It's just because you can't compete when they were small you just can't. You're too big. You're they've grown too quickly so it sounds like instead of this problem. It's actually there's there's more freedom because become now too busy to kind of mess with you get up to ten fifteen twenty million a are before they even begin the guns on your ship and because cloud got so big. These niches got big. Every niche. That used to be a millionaire NECC- now can be one hundred million Monday dot Com. Where you're talking about who we needed another project. Management for Non Tech folks that went from one hundred twenty million in four years. But that's a that's a piece like ten years ago. That would be a two million dollar business going to two hundred million so let's whole years one hundred times bigger. This little niche that Monday found and they're going to do a billionaire art. So let's talk about Vertical Saas. Jump ahead my question because this is what I wanted to get. Borough Ready It seems like you're thinking about Vertical Saas than isn't that this is GonNa be constricting idea but inside these these these takes on like the dentist industry or whatever and building software for those could be enormous because the niches have gotten larger to your points. I presume your a bowl on vertical sats. I've always been a ball. I would say even more simply. Look at any company to billionaire. Look at his desk job. Okay which is already two billion. That means they're gonNA keep growing. That means they're going to get to five or ten billion. My rough math is there's another billion vertical version of that so there's another billionaire could be more and that means there could be ten UNICORNS. One hundred million ten verticalised desks right And doesn't even have time to meet with them right. I Investment Company gorgeous which is like a vendetta ECOMMERCE. They're almost all on shop. Affi- it's very niche right. They're gonNA be growing three. X Ten million error. Is that tune it? People thought this company was to NICCI twelve. Apparently it's not nine. Three hundred percent honest has an offering it as a great product but all they do is make sure your fulfillment from instagram to shipping. That your contact center works magically. Which is good enough. Note is enough. It is enough to build a three hundred million Arab business. But it's just a niche today. That's so big because cloud is look how shoplifting. Today seventy million dollars in two thousand fifteen it was worth eight hundred million so these niches have grown astronomically and that means these vertical SAS things. We've like gorgeous and others. You turn around. And how could we do be a unicorn? Well it wasn't four or five years ago right when I met I met the founders only twice twenty fifteen. They were great but it wasn't clear it could be as big today but cloud. Gubbay point about Zen desk in there being room for ten unicorns underneath the desk at one hundred air. The implications vertical sights will still generally smaller companies than the original broader. Sass play so to me even smaller than salesforce. That's an example I don't Viva is a Pharma. Sierra Viva is the most successful verticals ass company so the CTO salesforce left salesforce a decade ago founded VIVA. It only raised three million dollars from emergence plus. It's now worth twenty billion dollars. Today he was also in my class. Like everyone did better than me in my bye-bye on the show but you should just get out. We should bring Peter Gassner. He's like a hundred times would have been me and vivas was twenty something billion and then how to products and he. He said look sales versus a great horizontal play I WanNa do Pharma and there. There is a legacy vendor in the space and it's big. It's a big space and all their deals are seven figure eight figure deals. But it's still. It's still a thirty billion dollar company and salesforce is one hundred fifty billion so I can't think of a vertical SAS that is bigger than its horizontal play but it may well it may well exist but thirty billion still outcomes. You're at three million dollar investment. Even if they are smaller by definition you know there's going to be enormous your general point about the client it's up it's becoming growing the high antigone larger piece of the overall. Everyone seems to be very hot. Verticals ask these days. So that's why I wanted to ask because they like it because the cloud got bigger and because competition is simpler the amount of domain expertise you have to do to build a viva is. It's rich compounds on itself and there aren't going to be twenty startups out of y Si. They're going to build that. But but and so there are these verticals because finally they realized they can be three hundred air business and then they can actually millionaire and they realized look it actually works. I can like I. Invested in in a SAS company just for environmental compliance called map history right. They disclosed their first. One million dollar deal okay. They have like no competition not in the whole space but in what they do they can have a few bumps and they can get through it. They have time they have times. There's not ten other players in the exact same thing. We've guys may disagree. But they had like one or two competitors and their original competitor was I think. Ms Dos based in offices. So you have time and so like this because you just. You're you're overwhelmed with the competition. You're overwhelmed with everyone. Wanted to take on snowflake and data dog and and there are many great apm companies. But it's exhausting. How do you know what's the next day doc?
Vimalakirti Sutra 2020 - Talk 8
"Hi. Everybody am here in my house recording. Because I wanted to have a complete set of my own recordings on the Villa Sutra. I was gone the last several weeks of the seminar and Jeff. Bicknell took over for me and his recordings are available. But I wanted to have a set of my own as well so I'm GonNa Talk And share about chapters ten through the end of the Sutra. And I'm going to start here with chapter ten. The FEAST BROUGHT BY EMANATED INCARNATION. And this begins right after this silence of insecurity when he is the last to respond to the meaning of. Non Duality response by keeping silence. And so after that profound response Shari Putra at the beginning of this chapter says. I'm worried about all these buddy sought because it's noon almost and when are they going to eat and and Bill Acuity says to Shari. Put your boy. We're talking about these ultimate thing. So why are you worried about eating? Anyway I'm going to show you now an amazing meal far beyond anything you've ever seen so he enters into a concentration and enables. The disciples gathered at his house to see a universe called. Sarah Gonda Uganda. Which is located. Man has many butterfield's beyond where they are as there are sans in the forty two Ganges rivers so if there were forty two Ganges and each one had innumerable sand. That's how far away this universe is and that's how many Buddha fields are in this universe and they're the Taga named Sugandha Kuta resides and lives in that universe. It is so lofty and the aspiration is so high that nobody even heard of a disciple or a show project. Buddha Solitary Buddha there are no lesser pass only ultimate Mahayana Path exists there and in that universe all the houses all the avenues. All the parks. All the palaces are made a fragrance. They're made of perfumes and the food eaten by those bodies office is perfume. And they're they are now sitting down to eat their perfume fragrance. Food and the body side of his disciples Curtis House can see them doing this. So says to the gathering Would you like to go there and partake of that food but Mon- JUDICIARY Creates Supernatural Power to rob them of any desire to go there to eat food so nobody says they? WanNa go so then. We'll acuity without rising from his couch magically emanates an incarnation buddy southbound sort of magical being a golden colored adorned with US officials signs and marks shining throughout the assembly and. He says to that incarnation. But he's got to go in the direction of Zenith where that world is and whether all those Buddha fields and when you get there find the Buddha there ciganda Kuta he'll be eating and bought him and tell him that asks after his health and that has a request. Would you mind giving us whatever's leftover from your meal so that we can feed it to the people here in this world? So the incarnation body. Sophos says okay. I'll do it. And he looks up and immediately disappears and appears in other universe and makes the requests and the buddy sauces there. He e the request is specifically as we want this food to inspire people with lesser aspirations in the world to have greater aspirations and so all the buddies say well what what does that mean less lesser aspirations. We can't even imagine any less her aspirations and then the Buddha there ciganda Kuta says to them well. They have lesser aspirations because they live in a more corrupt world than ours. Our world is so pure. Of course we have high aspirations but there there's corruption there so they need. They're struggling to get out of the difficulty of their world so their aspirations initially are quite low but vimla courtesy. Listen that world. Nevertheless he has these inconceivable aspirations and he's wants to inspire the body Saunas so the buddy scientists say wow he must be something that if he can create a magical creature like this and live in that world and so the Buddha there said yes he is great and and he really is working for all living beings in all fields so he granted the request. He poured some of his food impregnated with all the perfumes into a fragrant vessel. And he gave it to the incarnation buddy saga and and at that time. Ninety Million Buddy Saunas in that beautiful universe said we'll go along to when he delivers the food. We would like to go to. Let's let's let us go so that we can honor the Buddha shock your money in that Saha World and honor this great visual acuity and see the Buddy Saad there so and the target That other Buddha out of the realm sugandha Kuta says well. If you think that that's a good idea go ahead. But less those living beings become matt an intoxicated. Go without your perfumes and less those living beings of the world become jealous of you. Change your body's and hide your beauty and don't think of any ideas of contempt and aversion for that very imperfect universe. Why Noble Sons? Buddha field is a field of pure space but the Lord Buddha Lord Buddhists in order to develop living beings. Do not reveal all at once the pure realm of the Buddha. So He's giving instructions to these super purified beings how to behave themselves in this less than purified world so they disappeared from there and Boof Pity reappeared in house and since they were ninety million of them it caused them to produce. Ninety million. More lion thrones like the ones he had produced before and they all sat down. So then the incarnation buddy sought for gave the vessel full of food to them acuity and the fragrance from that food permeated the entire city of I- solly and further beyond that to one hundred universes but within the city of the brand's householders and even chubby chieftain Chandra Chandra Chandra Chandra noticing the fragrance. We're amazed and filled with wonder and cleansed in body and mind and came all at once to the House of Milwaukee along with all eighty four thousand of the population of the Chubby territories. And they all bowed. And they were all amazed then Acuity said to Shari Putra in. The great disciples their reverence. Eat of the food of the data. It is Ambrosia perfumed by the great compassion. That's the source of its beautiful fragrance. The great compassion. But do not fix your minds in narrow minded attitudes dualistic grasping attitudes. Because if you do you will not be able to receive this gift. So then they said but how can such a huge assembly here eat such a small quantity of food? And of course he said you know. There's nothing to worry about. Their this food will be plenty for everybody and of course the eight and there was plenty for everybody so then As always they had a bite to eat and they got to talking about Dharma and Maliki said to the office who came from none other room. How does the Taga Sugandha Kuta who lives in your realm? How does he teach Dharma and they said well? He doesn't teach by means of sound and language he teaches by means only a perfume at the foot of each perfume. Tree Sits Buddy Safa and the tree. The tree emits perfumes. Just like the perfume this food and they smell the perfume and they attain the concentration called source of all Buddy Siva virtues and then they attain all virtuous. That's how he does it
Live From The HIBT Summit: Stewart Butterfield
"Hey everyone so today. We've got another one of my conversations from the how I built this summit. That happened in San Francisco last October. And you don't in the world of startups. Most difficult moves to pull off is a pivot to maneuver out of your first idea into something that might have more potential and Stewart Butterfield. He pulled this off not once but twice about seventy years ago. Out of the ashes of failed video game. Stewart launched slack an office collaboration tool that now has twelve million daily users but before slack back in two thousand four Stewart was struggling to get traction Shen with another video game called game never ending. He wound up shedding that one down too but out of that failure he was able to launch a photo sharing site called liquor which he sold just a year later for around twenty million dollars so when I sat down with Stewart onstage. I asked him about both of those pivots. Starting starting with the first one from game. Never ending to flicker there was a point and you talked about this in the podcast where you had to decide whether to drop all this work on this computer game like more than a year. I think two years of work on this game and pivot to the photo sharing site and there was a debate in internal debate. I wonder how did you know that that was the right thing to do. Because our instinct would tell us to push forward Gordon to keep going right like. That's what we think we're supposed to do to just carry on and March forward. Yeah there's a lot of advice that's just persevere grit grit resilience gotta keep going in the face of adversity over and over but there is definitely a point where you either you know. It can't work or kind of like the reverse verse manifesting of I don't believe anymore this could work. which makes it very unlikely? If if the person leading the project doesn't believe it can work. It's it will be a weird fluke for it actually to work out but we were just out of money and it would have been much more difficult complex project. Complete Games would have taken us a minimum of another year but probably realistic closer to two more years. And we didn't have that kind of time. Whereas flicker we figured we can get version of this out in A couple of months and it actually was. I don't remember the exact dates anymore but some time in December two thousand and two that we decided to do it and early February two thousand three launched. So you guys ended up selling flicker to Yahoo and you described yourself as briefly Internet famous. You you actually were on the cover of Newsweek magazine with with some of the people at one point which. I'm assuming Gotcha some attention to allow you to kind of think about the next project kicked you decide to go back and start another company. That was going to be a computer game called glitch. What was driving you then I I mean did you think okay? Now I've failed failed the first time now. I know how to do it right. We can talk about the reasons that we used to convince ourselves that it would work this time. There was actually a lot of realistic realistic stuff. There the cost of hardware so servers in the background had fallen by at least ninety percent and bunch of things change by a factor of ten the number of people online line change by a factor of ten the availability of great open source software tools but stepping back when I got in line in Nineteen Ninety two and I grew up in Victoria British Columbia. which is a pretty small town actually provincial? It's on the edge of the continent and then it's on an island so it feels very remote and cut off from the rest of the world world to kind of an an observer and when I got to college I got an account on the school's unique machine and that meant I had access to the Internet and this is maybe six or nine months before the web really started to take off so the Internet at that time was a thing called newsgroup which is hierarchical directory of kind. Hi discussion boards for more or less everything in the world's hugely popular in the scientific community and academic communities but also recreational in fact kind of mind blowing looming but wreck dot music dot g dead. The grateful dead Newsgroup was the most popular thing on the entire Internet is like in terms of traffic it was the net flicks of its day. Just like the text postings going back and forth and I just really remember that as being one of the most revelatory mind-blowing experiences in my life that even though we were on the edge of the world at felt like and kind of really outside of everything that was really happening. I can connect anyone and that kind of the possibilities for computer technology to facilitate human interaction to me are endlessly fascinating and I think when we you look back. Tens of thousands of years to this time it will seem as significant as the development of written language because it just allows this accretive knowledge allows allows the accessibility allows US instant communication coordination between people. And we're still like one percent of the way into exploring the possibilities. So I mean with with glitch right. This is a beautiful game. Raise money around it. You had great developers. You convince people to move across the country work on this what happened. It just didn't so in this case we had the money in fact acme of money leftover when we decided to shut it down but it was apparent that it wouldn't work and I think this is a if there's one thing that's an actual like practical lesson for entrepreneurs in in all of this history besides the sometimes pivots work it's It's hard if it's really really hard to explain your at an enormous disadvantage wjr. And so what does the way games are marketed. Generally as there's kind of two by two Matrix and in one access it's the kind of veneer. Looks like the World War. Two or post apocalyptic sci fi or it looks like Bennigan's and dragons or it looks like Pika chew or something like that like cutesy cartoon. There's that the flavor of it and then there's the the the mechanics of the game first person shooter real time strategy and puzzle games and stuff like that and games are marketed is. It's like their position on this grid so it's a World War Two first person shooter. Game an instantly people can see like at least I understand what that is and maybe I'm interested in. Maybe I'm not. We tried to sell the world a massively multiplayer game with no combat cooperative. It was kind of Monty Python meets Dr Dr seuss surreal absurd literally. This is the game with you. Would milk butterflies collect milk. You would squeeze eggs. Squeezed chickens to get eggs anyway was very How did you raise? Money are around that I think the fact that we had been successful before but is also right at this interesting juncture where it was around round the year that android came out around the year that iphones actually started to take off and suddenly. There's this massive shift in people's discretionary Internet time from desktop and laptop stopping heaters to mobile's we had made a bat on Flash AS TECHNOLOGY FOR DELIVERING The game which wasn't going to work on mobile's and in the end that that really was the nail in the coffin. If it hadn't been for that I think it would have been worth trying a little bit more but I was committed in everyday came in with optimism and that was sure that this next thing that we were going to try it was going to work and then we did it and it didn't work but by the end I think the kind of technological dead end we had find or sounds going down the fact that it was desktop only a world that was going increasingly mobile the fact that it was already so hard to explain made it really tough. Despite the fact that there it was a super committed very enthusiastic audience I just lost faith and I realized then like once I had done that it was now.
"butterfield" Discussed on WBBM Newsradio
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"butterfield" Discussed on Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman
"Almost almost nothing of note was launching online and then. I don't know where came an experimental video game called game never ending a role playing game that was all about social interaction you work with other players online to create a world you build buildings houses and other objects for the gaming nerds out there. It was kind of a precursor to minecraft and of that game you could pull your resources of friends to build structures. James Invent new objects and reach higher levels together your objective just keep building Gal Gal. You don't stop go ahead. It was no way to win. This game. Title Game Never ended but a gold at the most hardcore fans aspire to was to build the final item of the game a game never ending so no matter so it was an offbeat sell four-game didn't take itself to seriously the prototype had a great cult following with thousands of users who loved it but but we couldn't raise any money for that uh-huh that Stewart Butterfield you might known as the founder of slack but before that he created this daring new game just at the wrong time as I said it was two thousand two dark days in Silicon Valley and tech investors were thinking about gaming as an online experience yet so it's really black men bleak looking point in the history of financial markets generally but anything frivolous game was just not GonNa get funded. You got to the point where the only person on the team got paid aid was the one person on the team who had kids and we needed some kind of hail. Mary Lou Decor was running out of money having no idea what the next step was or what to tell his team Stewart needed a stall so he and his co founder Katharina arena fake gone on a plane to New York to attend a video game conference but before the plane landed things got even worse and it sounds almost made up but on the way I got food poisoning on the plane puking on the Van Trek on the way into New York arrived just being sick all night is like three or four in the morning trying to keep anything down like Ginger Ale or water and the whole idea for flicker came to me flicker one of the most successful zestful photo sharing sites of all time an idea that forever changed away we interact with photos online. You could argue it. Change the way the we interact online period and the idea hits them while he's crushed over toilet in a hotel with food poisoning Silicon Valley Lord. It's best but that that moment flicker wasn't exactly a game changing vision of the future. It was a way out of the mess. His company was in it wasn't coming from a grand vision of what photos could be. All that stuff came later. There was no insight it was just like. Can we not go out of business. Can we not go out of business. These are the words that launched a thousand pivots in Stewart's case it opened his eyes to a service that would change the way we interact with bodos forever it would pave the way for facebook Pinterest instagram. The idea had instant residents. It caught fire with users. It got attention from investors the only problem he's still had this whole gaming in companies still operating. What do you do with idea? That isn't working. You kill it. I believe you can pivot from failure to success but only if you slash and burn the rest of your business you gotTa have incredible talent at every position..
Man Shot to Death in Pomona, CA
"We got a a deadly shooting investigation in Pomona searching for a homicide suspect a murder suspect this all started with the shots fired call in this neighborhood in the border area it's going to be awful Butterfield near the cross of grand when they arrived there they did have one victim sadly passed away here on seat in the front of the yard at first they thought maybe the suspect was inside the house but it turns out that such a big help for us we fled right now for about a year out here and homicide detectives are on their way here they are investigating this and of course they're looking for a suspect at a motive live in sky nine overboard stupid thank you to the studio all right we'll keep an eye on that deadly shooting investigation out
North Carolina Congressmen Split on Mueller Testimony
"North Carolina's congressional representatives reacted to the testimony Wednesday by former special counsel Robert Muller was split predictably down party lines Republican mark meadows called the hearings a flop and into it I mean I don't think it's going to create the narrative that many of my democratic colleagues were hoping for Democrat G. K. Butterfield though told spectrum news he still wants the house to proceed with
Wall Street Gets Some Slack
"And guys slack making its Wall Street debut on Thursday. Now, this is not your traditional IPO direct listing. We'll talk about that a minute. The ticker symbol is W, O, R K nine work now slack for those unfamiliar is a cloud based, instant messaging type platform for the workplace we use it here, the motley fool we use it to prep for the show, so we are big users, but Andy, I want to know about the stock. What about slack as an invest? Well, it's really interesting. I it's a, it's a I think it will be a very I think it'll be very well, received IPO now as a direct listing doesn't have the support of these underwriters. It has it has Merrill, Lynch, and Morgan Stanley, and has Goldman Sachs helping to make the company go public, but it's not like they are issuing new shares. So slack is not benefiting at all their bid, they're not they're not getting any money from this and not raising capital from this. They are simply a private company one day and the public company in the next with some help with some of those, those banks and up the buyers and sellers. But the company itself is it is really come on. You just think about how we're using this to the motley fool, they have more than six hundred thousand total customers only about one hundred thousand of those are actually paying so they have about five hundred thousand who used their free solution that can get you started into slack. It's a collaborative tool. It's a workplace tool. Stewart Butterfield who founded the company who founded also flicker great name. Yes. A great name. And then he and the CTO at slack, who was also chief, who was also tech leader at flicker before it sold out to Yahoo. They had Dave co-founded slack. They're both very involved and they own a lot of stocks to Butterfield owns probably north of billion dollars worth depending on where the shares trade today, but he owns more than forty two million shares. So. It has just when you think about this push towards collaborative tools, collaborative work environments, the so-called SAS Baso software driven cloud base architecture. That's helping companies that just work better and more efficiently including the motley fool, but they have loads and loads customers. Two thirds of the fortune one hundred are slack customers MAC? So this is not just some small company, the valuation was probably around sixteen billion, and we'll see where the shares trade after today. I do think it will be a successful IPO. I think the demand for the stock will be there. Interestingly, the company is still a small company from a revenue perspective. Really maybe one hundred thirty five million dollars for the last quarter in revenue still not profitable. So we have a company trading around thirty four times trailing. But doubling the new sales are doubling the growth is there and that's what you need to see when you see a company trading at that kind of valuation. So I think it will do. Well, interestingly. You'll only probably get about half of the shares available for trading the six top institutional shareholders control about sixty percent of the stock if they're not sellers that you're not gonna see a lot of float out there. So it's going to be interesting to see how the supply and demand shakeout and that will, of course, affect the stock price and how it trades. And that's what the direct listing so fascinating MAC. Because it needs this needs the buyers and sellers as Ron often says, hey, takes to make a trade will you need the buyers and sellers. And it doesn't have the underwriters to help really facilitate that, so sorry. They will help manage it, but they're not since a company's not issuing new shares the really at the whims of the buyers and sellers. In Andy, you mentioned, the COO earlier, Stewart Butterfield. He said, in a CNBC interview that companies will phase out Email over the next five to seven years. Now. He said that the broader world of Email will stick around we'll still be around, but the companies will phase out Email over the next five to seven years. Is that what has to happen for slow? Lack to succeed. No, it doesn't have to happen. I think E mail will still have some place in there. And let's just be clear. Slackers focus really on the corporate, and the work environment. So they're not really talking about like individual usage. So, like, you know, the killer app from the text messaging Tex-Mex, gene with iphones, and Google all that kind of stuff. Right. So this is really focused on the work environment. So Email may still be around the volume of Email here at the Molly full since we've used slack, I think, has fallen by more than half, maybe even two thirds or so. So our volume of Email flow has dropped dramatically as we continue to use slack. I don't think it Email needs to vanish. And in fact, slack has a lot of the they tie into thousands of different apps, and to API she'd be able to coordinate and, and partner with different applications, including Email. So it doesn't need to happen. But I think he's probably right. The work Email flow will dramatically change over the next five years. So for someone who doesn't know much about slack who may not have it in their workplace. Win win. Are you using slack versus Email? What, what has slack replaced in terms of Email? Well in our preparation for this radio show. I was using slack, for example, and you kind of went quiet issues entering time using it, most of the time. But then he switched to Email sent me an Email. I was. A true or false you may have been late for our taping. It is. That is true. I was really only because there was no official start time. So you can't be laid if there's no starts. Let's not nitpick. Let's not w slack is at its best in my opinion when it's used for short kind of correspondence projects. No. But that's the word not for projects. I think Email is better for project has agreed. With continuing ongoing threats to live event. You have tach moments. You, you have things you want to, you know, keep for long, periods of time, maybe file into folders. I think slack is better for short bursts, like all the software applications. It's not perfect. But I think it is intermarriage improvement. I mean and by the way, there were lots of other companies try and do this Yamen, which I think was bought by maybe Microsoft, and there, there have others who have done this over the years slack had built a solution me it's only been around since two thousand fourteen I think, so they build a solution. That is integrated it is cloud. I it is really focused on helping. Improve the collaboration. So there are times, I think, Iran's, right? There are times when it's bed, and there are times when it's not, although I see it with the lot of the integrations in other software applications getting better. But I agree with Ron. We've talked a lot about this is that it's really good for like, quick, hit, little communications knowledge sharing that kind of thing if you start getting any more robust conversations at least from my experience, that's where more conversations really need to happen slacken help drive that. And by the way, there's now slack video and you can slack. Call up told really is becoming they talk about communications and collaboration money talk about slack. And that's really what they're trying to
Slack stock surges at debut, values company at more than $25 billion
"Well slack technologies, of course, making its debut as a publicly held company, and that was at the new York Stock Exchange stock. We heard from Charlie up about forty eight percent here in its first day of trading or Emily Chang, on Bloomberg television, cut up with the CEO of slack, Stewart Butterfield. And they talked about the business, bringing in more cash than me, put out on a non going basis is a priority because it allows us to control their own destiny. The ideal for us, though is that we continually find new ways the new opportunities to invest to further the business that we don't need a lot of free cash flow. But just a little bit. All right. Well investors seem pretty excited about what they heard from slack. Let's understand what they're seeing in this business a little bit about how they got to market, as they say, Mendy, sing senior tech industry analysts for Bloomberg intelligence. He's back in our Bloomberg interactive brokers studio. Mandy, you're our expert on these things. What did we see today once slack was really out in the public a one thing is fairly obvious that there is a lot of investor in two zero around, you know, cloud subscription businesses, especially on that deprives side, because the revenue stream is so predictable these in case oh slack. It's growing top line at over fifty percent. So there is demand for P. I think the concern for single product companies, you know, on the cloud is how sustainable that top line growth is. And you know once you hit a billion dollars. I think you're going to see growth taper down. So, but investors aren't focus. Passing on
"butterfield" Discussed on Atlanta Monster
"Went back to Michael Butterfield zodiac expert you heard in the first episode. He was just very fortunate in the sense that none of those bullets hit him in vital area. And that's just pure luck. That bullet might have gone right through his head. So he's very lucky to be alive, and like most people who survived those kinds of traumatic events this probably a certain amount of guilt attached to that wondering, why did I survive why did she die? And then also there's the horrifying realization of how close you came to dying. There's no way that you can forget about that every day. You're if you feel the pain of that bullet, you've see the scars, you know, how close you came to dying, and especially watching someone die right next to you. That's gotta be chilling. Michael Michaud has struggled a great deal with this over the years. Not everyone walks away from a tragedy intact, Ed rust the cop. You heard earlier not only arrived on the Zodiac's second gruesome scene. He also interviewed Michael Mojo in the hospital the morning after the attack. We wish rarely injured was under sedation. But it was able to speak with me, and I enter viewed him at length. He was able to tell me that Darlene had picked him up, but his house they had some kind of sociation. I'm not sure just what she drove them out to blue springs park, and they pulled into the parking lot, and it was empty at the time this pretty late at night. He said they were sitting in the car talking about things and a carload of young people pulled up next to them and yelled and holler a bit and drove off and shortly after that car pulled up behind them driver got out walked up to his side of the car carrying a hand held flashlight. Michael majoria send it was a police officer and was trying to get his wallet out as I walked up and was standing right next to his open window didn't say anything at all to and suddenly pulled a gun up and started shooting. Michael israel. He was hit struck several times. And he literally climbed over the seat into the backseat of little Corvair. Scherzer's kept going, and he said this person actually reached it and shot him at least once or twice while he was in the back seat. After several shots and nothing said whatsoever. He heard card or slam. The lights disappeared. And the vehicle drove off he believes toward Vallejo. He then was able to reach an open the passenger so door had been set in and was able to climb out and he fell down on the ground. And that's where he was when the first police officer did coughed on ride. He said he tried to talk to Dr Lene, the she never did Asir Michael macho the life of terror after this. Heavily involved in drugs. And he just got completely out of it. I'd like to see this case solved. And I think that can be solved, but. It just hasn't. I don't I'm done just kinda burned out them down. But the whole whole situation. Everything I was there that night. And obviously I saw what the guy did to this two young kids. And I I wanna see the person that did it held.
"butterfield" Discussed on WBBM Newsradio
"Is sponsored by Kars for Kids. Here's Neil fear. Rita half, the expressway delays guys. We'll start on the inbound Edens that's up to forty seven minutes now from lake cook. To the Kennedy junction up on still looks good at nineteen minutes and the spur backs up in both directions on the Kennedy. Al twenty-five tro sixteen in the express forty minutes to the airport all lanes open from an earlier crash. It was right near the Hubbard street tunnel coming in almost an hour. From O'Hare to downtown a half hour off the Edens junction. I went ninety s heavy eastbound from Bessie Coleman to the tri-state. The outbound Eisenhower at fifty five the Mannheim an hour ten to three ninety hour and five in from route three ninety and forty five minutes from Mannheim. Stevenson out fifty tristate our and five to the veterans tollway coming in that forty seven from three fifty five and thirty seven from the tri-state fifty five southbound on the breaks between three fifty five in spots past fifty three. The outbound Dan Ryan up to forty five minutes from downtown tonight v twenty two inbound twenty on the outbound side of fifty seven no delays coming in the outbound Ford is delay free. But coming in is jammed up from one hundred fifteenth before one hundred and third ongoing construction in twenty five minutes from eighty ninety four to the merge lakeshore. Drive northbound slow through grand park, navy pier to Chicago and brim Marta Hollywood southbound brake lights between north avenue and Chicago and passed Hyde Park boulevard over to Hayes drive the tollways. Chris harbor Mel spothero. Seven eighty. Tri-state backing up golf park Saint Charles to the west eight eight ramp Roosevelt, the forty seven seventy fifth of the eighty second street toll plaza northbound approaching the eighty third street plaza eighty eight to the app onto ninety ramp tonight. Data before one seventy six ninety westbound Mitch mother Roselle eastbound. Fifty three backed up from the tri-state to the Kennedy eighty westbound slow from the. The midwest Myers jammed ramp south three fifty five and approaching orchard eastbound ramp from southbound tristate. Fifty three and three fifty five. Southbound heavy ran the Kirchhoff actually ran down the Higgins lake Armijo wrote the Butterfield Butterfield Roosevelt. Approaching. A delay on eighty heading eastbound Larkin to Richards and westbound from three fifty five the Briggs before fifty five eighty ninety four heavy eastbound from Torrance to.
Bill Cosby, Assault and Rica Dunkin discussed on WBBM Evening News
"Some of the accusers of former. Civil rights entertainment icon, Bill Cosby are cheering tonight over his sentence of three to ten years in prison for sex assault right now. He's spending his first night in jail, CBS Rica Dunkin, the eighty one year old didn't speak before he was sentenced his victim constant told the court to truly understand the impact that sexual assault has had on my life. You have to understand the person that I was before it happened Bill. Cosby took my beautiful healthy young spirit and crushed it. Cerita Butterfield says Cosby raped her at his home on Christmas Eve in the nineteen eighty s I feel a victory in my soul and my heart about the sentencing. Kospi spokesman Andrew Wyatt says he did not get a
Elon Musk’s Boring Co. plans high-speed tunnel shuttle to Dodger Stadium
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Stewart Butterfield, from Flickr to Slack: How he snatched victory
"butterfield" Discussed on Techmeme Ride Home
"Microsoft introduced a free version of teams this month in a bid to lure people who don't subscribe to office three sixty five and quote taking out a competitor is good for slack as slack CEO. Stewart Butterfield straight up admitted to Bloomberg quote. There's fewer choices for people Butterfield says, yes, increasingly, it seems like your choices are slack or Microsoft. Yesterday when we discussed the now infamous earnings tobacco were Facebook lost the most market value of any stock in a single day in the history of the US stock market, we speculated whether or not other tech companies might have a similar quarterly earnings reckoning coming. Well today, Twitter has been having one, and in some ways, it's completely different than Facebook's reckoning. But in some ways, it's largely the same story at the time of this recording. Twitter is down nearly twenty percent, but it only had a forty billion dollar market cap at its height. So that only races about eight billion dollars in market value, Twitter posted, good numbers. By the way, arguably the best they've ever reported, they beat estimates cue to profit of a hundred million dollars on revenue of seven hundred. Eleven million twenty four percent year over year revenue growth, all time records for the company. So why? So down Twitter. Once again, it's Mao Twitter reported one million less monthly active users quarter over quarter. The market seems to be unhappy that Twitter is unable to grow monthly active users in the US and win. Twitter warns that.
"butterfield" Discussed on KKOB 770 AM
"To you by butterfield jewelers the three defendants in the murder trial of our that the murder rather a thirteen year old jeremiah valencia will stay in jail for now the santa fe new mexican reports of district court judge will determine if three are too dangerous for release the boy's mother tracy pain yet thomas ferguson in ferguson's nineteen rosen jordan nunez were arraigned by video in magistrate court wednesday the rates charged with child abuse resulting in death evidence tampering and conspiracy investigators say jeremiah was killed in late november and buried near phnom bay prosecutor say the boy had been abused for years the 2018 to mexico legislative session is halfway over and at least one significant items already been taken care of with the house passing almost unanimously a six point three billion dollar budget political analyst your money hand says that happened pretty quickly a lot of this lack of friction over is because there was enough money some three hundred million dollars more than they expected to spread around and that keeps a lotta people happy finance as a maybe a bit more difficult for a budget to pass in the senate buddy expects eventual agreement between lawmakers and the governor on a spending plan without the need for a special session a move to expand the baby be at bryanne as law in new mexico has taken a step forward the bill sponsored by albuquerque republican sarah my estes barnes was approved unanimously thursday in the house consumer and public affairs committee under the measures the law would apply to all abuses who intentionally harm eight on and hinted ted salih harm a at you child and resulting in their debt the bill has now been referred to two other house.
"butterfield" Discussed on KKOB 770 AM
"This newscast brought to you by butterfield jewelers the certification of alabama as us senate election results will take place as scheduled safe noon despite a lawsuit from former candidate worry more correspondent bore sanchez details a delay attempt by bore boy more is making the case that he lost the special election because of voter fraud this is really a lastditch hail mary effort by roar and more to delay the certification of the special election results he's calling for either a new special election or a thorough investigation of what he calls voter fraud 75 i'm a scientific erred albuquerque 2017 the highest number in more than twenty years and apd's clearance rate is only been 59 percent when it's usually in the upper 80s officer timing drubbing says one reason is at fifteen to the murder victims we're homeless we don't have anybody come at ford in these last fifteen deaths of homeless people at all we will mean they're just at answers verse frustrating for detectives to try and generate find his leeds when they're not available immediately go says one factor in the higher homicide numbers is that people are increasingly using guns shoot settle arguments this key industries pretty big deal into mexico but businesses way down this year due to lack of snow ski santa fe's reporting that skier visitor off about fifty percent so far president general manager benny abruzzo says they've gotten only six inches of snow the slowest start he can every member even the snow making operation has been difficult because of warm temperatures what's old is new again for gamers forget playstation xbox and switch pinball is making a back the international flipper pinball association says interest in the old school arcade game has skyrocketed in two thousand six there were five hundred players and fifty competitions but this year there were more than fifty five thousand people taking part in forty five hundred competitions pam coulter cbs news and i'm it hardly.
"butterfield" Discussed on KKOB 770 AM
"Newscast brought to you by butterfield jewelers it didn't take long for governor martinez to appoint a new state auditor to take over from tim keller who is now the mayor of albuquerque is neighbourly of county commissioner wayne johnson as killers replacement johnson tells us he must now decide if he's going to leave the commission i don't think there's anything that forces me to leave but i think it probably a better idea in the long run i haven't really made that the decision yet but i'm leaning that direction s he says he'll make the decision in the next few days if he does leave the commission governor martinez will appoint his replacement not an easy job for former albuquerque police chief gordon eaten these stepped down last thursday and newly appointed chief michael dyer took over on friday in came day pd after you're being head of the state public safety department and the us marshal service aco you new mexico executive director peter simonson says it took over it compete a complete mess at at epd in 2014 and god's mercy in early less than three weeks after he started to officers shot and killed homeless camera james boyd and scindia foothills and in was slammed for calling the shootings justified in rarely held news conferences or discussed in public apd's officerinvolved shootings as of monday you can now plenty green waste that you've stashed by the curb the city of albuquerque would pick up be green waste of its bagged and doesn't way more than forty pounds per bag you also instructed to have that green waste by the curb no later than seventy am on your regular trash pick up day things that won't be collected include dirk construction debris gravel a tree stumps agree waste collection program begins today in ends december 15th avidgor he residents come together tomorrow night to light the city's angel tree it celebrates the young live really young lost to violence and abuse in albuquerque the tree lighting starts at six pm tomorrow night on civic plaza the event will be attended by albuquerque's numaier tim keller city councillor can't sanchez and other councillors members of the group guardians of the children and community members parties with the children as a mission of recognising and responding to child abuse and to educate all of us to do the same they also service advocates for families in crisis on wall street the dow is up two hundred thirty eight points nasdaq down thirty seven temperatures quite mild this morning but.
"butterfield" Discussed on Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman
"Damage acid so how can be internet of things solve all of those mysteries michael answer that question later in the show it's two thousand two dark days in silicon valley the dotcom bubble had burst tech investors who quiet almost nothing of note was launching online and then out of nowhere came in experimental video game called game neverending a roleplaying game that was all about social interaction you work with other players online to create a world you build buildings houses and other objects if for the gaming nerds out there it was kind of a precursor to minecraft dan i love that game you could pull you resource of the friends to build structures invent new objects and reach higher levels together your objective just keep building gal gallup gale gilbert u ganic gave the guy don't stop giddy dd and was no way to win this game this bill hence the title game neverending but a gold at the most hardcore fans aspire to was to build the final item of the game a game never neverending so meta that is so mad it was an offbeat so four game the didn't take itself to seriously the prototype had a great cold following with thousands of users who loved but but we couldn't raise anybody for that on that steward butterfield you might gnome as the founder of slack the before that he created this daring new game just at the wrong time as i said it was two thousand two dark days in silicon valley and tech investors were thinking about gaming as an online experience yet does really black men bleak looking point in the history of financial markets generally but anything is frivolous of the game was just not going to get funded we got to the point where the only person on the team got paid was the one person on the team who had kids and we needed some kind of hail mary luucorp was running out of money having no idea what the next step was or what to tell his team steward needed a stall so he and his cofounder katharina fake got on a plane to new york.
"butterfield" Discussed on WAFS Biz 1190
"Of us because water have we come up with this idea of universal basic income ubi couple of countries in europe for doing it it's a terrible idea sam altman the president of why combinator ilan's of tesla and spacex stewart butterfield of slackened flicker richard branson of virgin and mark zuckerberg of facebook are some of the big names who have publicly supported universal basic income now these guys why would they want that amine they built their businesses really tesla tesla built its business by getting a big government fund and underwriting basically grants and and such throughout through greatly the obama administration and had it not been for that tesla never could have been successful and yuan musk at least in terms of teslic couldn't have made the billions he's may companies still not profitable but that's the way it works so that aside these companies work in the private sector they hire regular wageearners and engineers in america eric they manufacturer a product and they sell it in the free market society of the united states so you would you would sit go wait a minute how can these these companies continued to do well if all of a sudden you you wipe out the middle class of america and you have all this automation and technology taking all the jobs will they but see the thing is here these companies that i've just rattled off flicker and slack can spacex and tesla and virgin and of course facebook their founders there they're in the business to make profit and they know how to turn return but their founders who were peddling all of.
"butterfield" Discussed on KOMO
"Lawrence butterfield is released he was committed and 19th seventy seven after being charged with intent to kill after you've been released he was arrested for stabbing and killing his roommate in two thousand ten who subtitled on a bicycle us narrowly escaped injury after a hit and run with an uber driver komos christa drew says it happened monday on dexter avenue tadjiki meyer was riding to where quitting says an uber drivers side the back of his bike and caught his bag dragging it underneath a car locally niemeier was able to stay upright and was not hurt i screamed got out of the way as much as i could the driver trail behind me and did stop them he to passengers in the car and they eventually got out and laughed lee meyers says when the driver stopped he refused to show is id and he's already saying to me show your id showing your id showing ends he seemed to be kind of confronting niece testing isis or him my id which made no sense niemeier usually commutes with his daughter in tow he dropped drought just before the accident i just feel lucky that didn't wind up a lot worse than it did in seattle christian drill cremonia spokesman says the drivers worked for the company a few months but does not driving anymore niemeier report of the incident to seattle police colors top10 ten it's time for the l e v auto brokers sportsdesk as the mariners still alive the playoff hunt been gala kyle segar with threerun homers last night leading the mirrors over texas 103 to even their series at a game apiece both teams chasing that wildcard texas three back the mirrors three and a half after splitting the first two games and game three tonight it the mariners who will take on the rangers with felix hernandez returning to the rotation to borrow james paxton on friday number six washington getting set to host fresno state saturday a motleq coming off their sixty three seven win over montana many players had to do five hundred push ups turks saudis practice as a punishment for excessive celebration after jamaa dotson sick the eight interception return for a touchdown washington safety easy kill turner says it was worth it but knows players have to be smart so they don't pick up dump penalties at hurt the team we are high for jews.
"butterfield" Discussed on Cross of Christ Church - Audio
"We're fundamentally disagreeing about what the bible is and what the bible says y'all but i'll tell you i liked that first quote because i think it does capture something i liked parts of debt we are call to be image bears of a holy god but if you remove the image you have no reflection and that's the part we need to understand group of was area where can people go to find your books won coming up in a working the type up with you on life yeah well and this you're my neighbour you really can't keep up with there's there's a website rosaria butterfield got that common eu you can find my my uh the first two book secret thoughts of an unlikely convert and uh the ad openness unhindered there you can also find those books at crown in covenants which is the publisher for those two books and then the third book which is called the gospel comes with a housekey will be forthcoming from cross way amd but i have no social media presence i am i really i i'm i'm a home body i am a neighbor of so other than reading my books ends you know the one blog piece that i will write each year there is early much to keep up with but thanks for that game that there might be with uh april of two thousand eighteen boca so go sometimes look forward to a sank real for those of you who are listening if you enjoyed this comes it will lose our other ones and we could recommend my friend jerome gay came in talk to us about the gospel race than his story m a kind of the insights he proper challenging and helpful on that topic and then our friend alex early shared his story he it's those you went on for a he plans a church in a gay bar in atlanta and assured of that story in a way that's very also challenging unhelpful and so on reserve were so thankful for you taken the time to air with us today in tall to thank you thank you.
"butterfield" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"Over chicken assigned cheer from bribed butterfield down there at third brian butterfield coaching at third with a moral junior f for us rohde first and sacred for his bats we've had sure if that throw it been on a line in nodded gird easy dead duck yay at bets laney leaning towards second base and perfectly made the timing of that just could get the role of the money get stole the money had vets is out pretty clear to vincent was it in geared actually kind of anc water gone pitch lined a third leg caught by greg bid and that if wrote a first and that's the double play i have bad luck for the red sox is bogart's richard ally drive doubleplay midway in the third still tied one one you're listening to southern i baseball espn radio presented by gnc progressive presents mindfloness with flo you're in the middle of abortion iran finding coverage options that you as you listened to argun yeah budget our coverage the taliban's you consider considering me at one with your budget with the name of priced visit progressive com today aggressive because deterrence companies like it's.