23 Burst results for "CEO and Co"

Seth Dobrin Talks About Trustworthy AI

Eye On A.I.

01:41 min | 4 d ago

Seth Dobrin Talks About Trustworthy AI

"We're gonna talk about trustworthy a i. It's something that is increasingly in the news and concerns a lot of people. Ibm has a product called fact sheets. Three sixty that i understand is going to be integrated into products. Can you tell us what fact sheets three sixty is. And then we'll get into the science behind. Yes so let me start by laying out what we see is the critical components Trustworthy a at a high level Three things there's a ethics there's govern dated ai and then there's an open and diverse ecosystem an ai ethics is fully aligned with with our ethical principles that we've published with arbin dr ceo co leading the initiative out of the world economic forum. And i'm adviser for essentially open sourcing our perspective on a ethics from a govern data in ai perspective. It falls into five buckets. So i is. Transparency second is explain ability third is robustness. Fourth is privacy and fifth is fairness and so the goal of fact sheets is to span multiple of these components and to provide a level of explain ability. That is needed to drive adoption and ultimately for regulatory compliance. And you think of it as a nutritional label for ai where nutritional labels are designed to help us as consumers of prepackaged foods to understand what are the nutritional components of him. What's healthy for us. What's not healthy for us. Factually is designed to provide a similar level capability for a.

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Marketing Through Storytelling With Shufflrr CEO/Co-Founder James Ontra

MarTech Podcast

02:10 min | Last month

Marketing Through Storytelling With Shufflrr CEO/Co-Founder James Ontra

"Whenever we were trying to present information internally it would be. Here's my thesis. here's my data. Here's my summary. Here's what the next steps and calls to action are and this would be how we would communicate internally ryan and then those a follow up that you would leave from the end of every meeting this. Here's my deck. Y'all send you all the information you're welcome to reference it and going through. That process was a little bit of a painful process because everyone was constantly reinventing the wheel we would have slide templates right there would be the ebay line of copy at the bottom or whatever. The color palette was that was redesigned. But there wasn't a central archive to be able to take and distribute information similar to how he would think about building a brand guidelines to talk to me about the effective way to build a guideline similar to your brand consistency guidelines for your presentations. This is the fundamental change for presentation management yesterday. What you just described every presentation is a flat file. It's linear you go from slide. One to two to three. If you're on slide three and you wanna talk about what. I talked about flight seven. You'd better hold up until i got there in a presentation management environment. You have a structured library of slides that tell your entire corporate message. It might be three hundred slides about your whole company who you are what you do your founding your products or services implementations videos case studies. They're all structured in a library. And when you can quickly search for slides in visually see them just drag it into your slide tray which is much like a shopping cart and then click save once. You've got your eight or ten slots now you're going to be five percent of the way there because you don't want to change it you don't want to redesign it. And then you have some options to make like the agenda slide the up slide the personalization stuff but the big key is that it turns into a publishing model where the marketing people published a structured library of slides that anyone in your organization can go tap into and retell the story on your company using the best marketing scenes that have been created so far. Because there's a lot of money spent and marketing that never gets reused. And this is the way you reuse marketing

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"ceo co" Discussed on The Commercial Landscaper Podcast

The Commercial Landscaper Podcast

01:52 min | 2 months ago

"ceo co" Discussed on The Commercial Landscaper Podcast

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"ceo co" Discussed on The Commercial Landscaper Podcast

The Commercial Landscaper Podcast

01:52 min | 2 months ago

"ceo co" Discussed on The Commercial Landscaper Podcast

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"ceo co" Discussed on The Commercial Landscaper Podcast

The Commercial Landscaper Podcast

04:22 min | 2 months ago

"ceo co" Discussed on The Commercial Landscaper Podcast

"The way we did that was a we would just dial for dollars early days. We call on craigslist anybody advertising on craigslist for lawn mowing service. And i would talk to them. And i would pitch them on the idea of building this app you know i it. It doesn't really have all the features yet but we've got a great plan for. Would you try it out and use it. And when somebody signs up is quoted for them and they hire you actually go out and do the job and along with that. I will give you free. Coaching and free mentoring on how to grow your lawn. Mowing doesn't because in nashville tennessee. Where i grew up where i live. I was kind of a known commodity in the landscaping industry. If you were in the landscaping industry you knew who i was. I was probably. I think it was and still is the biggest exit to incur in the industry instead of tennessee and at that time it was the biggest exit for like maybe five years and so people knew me in the business and so i would call them. Maybe like is this really you. It's me i got this new app. I'm starting and i need you to try it out and i'll give you like weekly. Coaching calls for free. If you'll just keep using and so that's kind of how we created the glue around suppliers a used the early versions even though it was a total piece of crap. At least we had them kinda on the shelf so to speak to the where we can. For a period of time go and focus on on recruiting and marketing to homeowners to where we could then start to spark these connections and only then figure out. Okay how what are the features that we need to be working on to make it run smoothly. I you talked with challenders and uber. Kim seles challenge trying to find the people trying to find the contractors. But you obviously you're you're savvy. You know what's going on an industry watch some of the challenges for in the future. You've got lack of people all the time. You've got robotic more coming down the pipeline. What's a fe to the growth of your company. Yeah i don't see the labor piece as a problem Because we kind of empower the solo. Perner we remove all of the friction. All of the all of the barriers to entry into the lawn mowing business. So a part timer like a bartender. Or schoolteacher like this is the best thing in the world for them to make an extra thousand dollars and ninety percent of the of the ten thousand plus service providers.

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"ceo co" Discussed on The Commercial Landscaper Podcast

The Commercial Landscaper Podcast

04:22 min | 2 months ago

"ceo co" Discussed on The Commercial Landscaper Podcast

"The way we did that was a we would just dial for dollars early days. We call on craigslist anybody advertising on craigslist for lawn mowing service. And i would talk to them. And i would pitch them on the idea of building this app you know i it. It doesn't really have all the features yet but we've got a great plan for. Would you try it out and use it. And when somebody signs up is quoted for them and they hire you actually go out and do the job and along with that. I will give you free. Coaching and free mentoring on how to grow your lawn. Mowing doesn't because in nashville tennessee. Where i grew up where i live. I was kind of a known commodity in the landscaping industry. If you were in the landscaping industry you knew who i was. I was probably. I think it was and still is the biggest exit to incur in the industry instead of tennessee and at that time it was the biggest exit for like maybe five years and so people knew me in the business and so i would call them. Maybe like is this really you. It's me i got this new app. I'm starting and i need you to try it out and i'll give you like weekly. Coaching calls for free. If you'll just keep using and so that's kind of how we created the glue around suppliers a used the early versions even though it was a total piece of crap. At least we had them kinda on the shelf so to speak to the where we can. For a period of time go and focus on on recruiting and marketing to homeowners to where we could then start to spark these connections and only then figure out. Okay how what are the features that we need to be working on to make it run smoothly. I you talked with challenders and uber. Kim seles challenge trying to find the people trying to find the contractors. But you obviously you're you're savvy. You know what's going on an industry watch some of the challenges for in the future. You've got lack of people all the time. You've got robotic more coming down the pipeline. What's a fe to the growth of your company. Yeah i don't see the labor piece as a problem Because we kind of empower the solo. Perner we remove all of the friction. All of the all of the barriers to entry into the lawn mowing business. So a part timer like a bartender. Or schoolteacher like this is the best thing in the world for them to make an extra thousand dollars and ninety percent of the of the ten thousand plus service providers.

"ceo co" Discussed on The Commercial Landscaper Podcast

The Commercial Landscaper Podcast

04:44 min | 2 months ago

"ceo co" Discussed on The Commercial Landscaper Podcast

"Very different and a lot. It's a lot more difficult because you are is no roadmap and you're having a kind of trial on air your way through to something that works and that took a lot of time and and i had. I had to learn from people who had done it before. And i had to pick up every book on the subject and watch everything on youtube. I could get my hands on but as time went on. I kind of became a tech entrepreneur over about a three year period of time. It just took a law a lot of work and a lot of dedication. Yeah tokes member talk about the struggled. Do not i eighteen months or so talk to me about some of the challenges you faced because a lot of people will have this great idea though so struggled to take this first few steps but you also tutors for. She stands behind that background. But not easy. Oversee took some challenges along the way or talk me through about one thing that that was very helpful to me as solving my own property. You know i saw fifteen years in the landscaping business. My company no longer did residential work. We only did commercial work as people listening to this show. You know you start out mowing twenty houses and you end up to a decade later. Doing office parks apartments airports. And that's how you scale a landscaping business. Well because we had eighty or ninety trucks going out every day in and around nashville tennessee. Our front office would still. It's still field. One hundred phone calls a day people wanting a basic lawn mowing serve. And we'd have to tell them you know we don't. We don't offer that but one of our values in the business was always try to be helpful so we would refer out a list of name and phone numbers for smaller operators. That might be a good fit for them and then they would call us back and they say well you know. I called those ten and one guy was supposed to come..

"ceo co" Discussed on The Commercial Landscaper Podcast

The Commercial Landscaper Podcast

04:44 min | 2 months ago

"ceo co" Discussed on The Commercial Landscaper Podcast

"Very different and a lot. It's a lot more difficult because you are is no roadmap and you're having a kind of trial on air your way through to something that works and that took a lot of time and and i had. I had to learn from people who had done it before. And i had to pick up every book on the subject and watch everything on youtube. I could get my hands on but as time went on. I kind of became a tech entrepreneur over about a three year period of time. It just took a law a lot of work and a lot of dedication. Yeah tokes member talk about the struggled. Do not i eighteen months or so talk to me about some of the challenges you faced because a lot of people will have this great idea though so struggled to take this first few steps but you also tutors for. She stands behind that background. But not easy. Oversee took some challenges along the way or talk me through about one thing that that was very helpful to me as solving my own property. You know i saw fifteen years in the landscaping business. My company no longer did residential work. We only did commercial work as people listening to this show. You know you start out mowing twenty houses and you end up to a decade later. Doing office parks apartments airports. And that's how you scale a landscaping business. Well because we had eighty or ninety trucks going out every day in and around nashville tennessee. Our front office would still. It's still field. One hundred phone calls a day people wanting a basic lawn mowing serve. And we'd have to tell them you know we don't. We don't offer that but one of our values in the business was always try to be helpful so we would refer out a list of name and phone numbers for smaller operators. That might be a good fit for them and then they would call us back and they say well you know. I called those ten and one guy was supposed to come..

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"ceo co" Discussed on The Commercial Landscaper Podcast

The Commercial Landscaper Podcast

04:56 min | 2 months ago

"ceo co" Discussed on The Commercial Landscaper Podcast

"There was like a grieving process. Almost because so much of my personal identity was wrapped into the business. You know who i was. I was the leader of one hundred plus people You know a lot of these folks livelihood that he kind of dependent on me to make sure that that was helping them get to where they wanted to be in life. And and i took that very seriously in one day that was gone and so it i was. It was unexpected. I didn't really expect have to go through that. But it was one that is kinda had to deal with and i think the way i dealt with it was i just jumped back in the game and i threw my my soul into another project and i think you know like the idea of like follow your passion following your passion and you'll never work a day in your life you know i've been in the green it i've been in the landscaping business in some shape or form for twenty two years i've never been passionate about cutting grass i've never been passionate about landscaping i've met a fact i kinda hate the smell of cut grass mode so many damn lawns in my life but i think the business can be your source of purpose and it's like the the answer to the question if it wasn't for me then what if it wasn't for me x. and like the answer to that question from your business and so like in my first company if it wasn't for me you know there's there's one hundred some odd people that wouldn't have a livelihood wouldn't have a job and i need to i need to understand the gravity of that if it wasn't for me all these customers wouldn't get service and my and my second company green pal you know we have ten thousand small lawn care services that use our technology to run their little landscaping business if it wasn't for me if i don't get out of bed this morning the they they're not gonna get the features they need if it wasn't for me they're not going to have access to the tool sets they.

"ceo co" Discussed on The Commercial Landscaper Podcast

The Commercial Landscaper Podcast

05:02 min | 2 months ago

"ceo co" Discussed on The Commercial Landscaper Podcast

"You have other people writing to help you. Through that process. It was really unexpected. There was a melancholy. There was like a grieving process. Almost because so much of my personal identity was wrapped into the business. You know who i was. I was the leader of one hundred plus people You know a lot of these folks livelihood that he kind of dependent on me to make sure that that was helping them get to where they wanted to be in life. And and i took that very seriously in one day that was gone and so it i was. It was unexpected. I didn't really expect have to go through that. But it was one that is kinda had to deal with and i think the way i dealt with it was i just jumped back in the game and i threw my my soul into another project and i think you know like the idea of like follow your passion following your passion and you'll never work a day in your life you know i've been in the green it i've been in the landscaping business in some shape or form for twenty two years i've never been passionate about cutting grass i've never been passionate about landscaping i've met a fact i kinda hate the smell of cut grass mode so many damn lawns in my life but i think the business can be your source of purpose and it's like the the answer to the question if it wasn't for me then what if it wasn't for me x. and like the answer to that question from your business and so like in my first company if it wasn't for me you know there's there's one hundred some odd people that wouldn't have a livelihood wouldn't have a job and i need to i need to understand the gravity of that if it wasn't for me all these customers wouldn't get service and my and my second company green pal you know we have ten thousand small lawn care services that use our technology to run their little landscaping business if it wasn't for me if i don't get out of bed this morning the they they're not gonna get the features they need if it wasn't for me they're not going to have access to the tool sets they.

"ceo co" Discussed on The Commercial Landscaper Podcast

The Commercial Landscaper Podcast

05:07 min | 2 months ago

"ceo co" Discussed on The Commercial Landscaper Podcast

"I am super excited to be joined today by brian. Clayton welcome bryant robert great to be here. Thanks for having me on. It's also brian era. You soon to be a huge entrepreneur. Here you're currently. You're the ceo and co founder green pal non line marketplace that connects homeowners with local. Lawn care professionals. You've been called the uber for lawn care by entrepreneur magazine on have overturned two thousand active users completing thousands of transactions every day. But you also seem to be. You founded peachtree tree which is one of the largest companies of tennessee is. It looks as though you've stopped at several hundred businesses. So tell me a little bit more about your your background her come. You're such a budding entrepreneur. I'm currently ceo and co founder. Of green powell. Like you said the uber for lawn. Mowing bennett this business. For eight years were an eight year overnight. Success over two hundred thousand people using this app.

"ceo co" Discussed on The Commercial Landscaper Podcast

The Commercial Landscaper Podcast

05:00 min | 2 months ago

"ceo co" Discussed on The Commercial Landscaper Podcast

"I am super excited to be joined today by brian. Clayton welcome bryant robert great to be here. Thanks for having me on. It's also brian era. You soon to be a huge entrepreneur. Here you're currently. You're the ceo and co founder green pal non line marketplace that connects homeowners with local. Lawn care professionals. You've been called the uber for lawn care by entrepreneur magazine on have overturned two thousand active users completing thousands of transactions every day. But you also seem to be. You founded peachtree tree which is one of the largest companies of tennessee is. It looks as though you've stopped at several hundred businesses. So tell me a little bit more about your your background her come. You're such a budding entrepreneur. I'm currently ceo and co founder. Of green powell. Like you said the uber for lawn. Mowing bennett this business. For eight years were an eight year overnight. Success over two hundred thousand people using this app.

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CEO/Co-Founder of Anywhere.com, Zach Smith, Discusses His Business' Mission

Entrepreneur Stories for Inspiration: Millionaire Interviews

02:20 min | 2 months ago

CEO/Co-Founder of Anywhere.com, Zach Smith, Discusses His Business' Mission

"So i'm zac. Smith and anywhere dot com is my business and a professional pursuit. I've been at for many years. I'm currently living in los angeles. And how old are you. I'm thirty seven years old. And so what is anywhere dot com. We try to make it easier for people to explore really fun. Places generally thought to be more complicated places. Costa rica peru ecuador. and what have you. Yeah our goal is just to make it easier for families and couples to go explore the world and your website. Anywhere dot com. So i mean that sounds like a pretty generic name so it must have been connected by the domain. Yeah it was an investment in our brand. We really needed to centralize who we are. And what we do in the past. We were really focusing. On one market not was costa rica and as we steadily expanded into other markets such as anywhere panama anywhere peru etc were just juggling multiple domains and so bringing all of that content and our brand into one unified website just became a long term investment in our real vision for what we want to do and accomplish and so new people will work in your company and revenues from last year. We have around fifty people that contribute daily to the business. Some of them are contractors or partners. A number of employees but actually in the united states we only have three employees are revenue was just north of ten million last year. So i guess you're thirty seven years old and it sounds like pretty cool job that you have here. I guess you're trying to make people have a better vacation. Is that the idea. Yeah really the world. We live in right now. We believe that experiences are kind of social currency of today so that means going to new exciting destinations and travel in general becomes a big heart that our goal is to assure that the experiences go flawlessly. Take away a lot of the headaches. Disappointments that can happen so people spend a lot of time anticipating a trip but really the only have seven or ten days when they're actually there and if there's even one thing that goes wrong or a couple of things go wrong it can really sour the entire experience so we're accountable to that and we do a planning process that ensures that there's no regrets

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"ceo co" Discussed on The Commercial Landscaper Podcast

The Commercial Landscaper Podcast

07:46 min | 4 months ago

"ceo co" Discussed on The Commercial Landscaper Podcast

"Between on to make sure that they're well organized. They're not scrape took off to crooked by that software element. I mean i. I've seen challenges or companies. Still right there. In the list of plants in need may be still using facts sending it through. I'm shiva you've streamlined. That whole process. So what we have now is. We've built in ho cr technology so we really want to change the process for the contractors as you know that the industry is is usually a bit late. Adopting technology and our whole goal is. These guys are crazy busy. They don't want to sit there and type something into system and redo the work. They've already done. Generally they have a list from the architect And it's already on the plans or if they wanna write it up a hand whatever. it is. Submit that list onto our website. We've built in honiara. Technology that reads the list a matches up material with what's already in our database. We have a team that just quickly checks to make sure everything matches up so we can process list but without any errors and then once that comes through than the bidding starts so we have a system that will match up certain vendors those items and then sometimes things don't match up because it's not available. So then we have a team that will come in offer substitutions and just review the list before it's getting sent So the estimate team does. That's we're trying to standardize and automate things with technology as much as possible. Be able to take on his much volumes possible but we don't want to change the process of the contract already doing because at the end of the day. It's a simple process for him. He sends his list wholesale nursery. And they'll send them back a quote but generally are going to be more competitive than what he's getting from his wholesale nursery israel to source it from many locations across the us at a much more much more efficient way or what type of Turnaround someday submits list won't be an average if they wanna listen. They want pricing back into generally for eight hours. At this point we're getting in I dunno to hundreds of listen. Hey it's your view the fluids coming in so generally it's forty eight hours promises to get back bracing to him and not just for the teams checking items offering any substitution Order generally like to say three to four days we want to turn around three to four days it all depends on the size of the order but the generally three to four days we can turn around orders and jumping back to touch sean. We'll wrap up here charlotte batum. It takes us. You know some of the challenges. We always have gone through some some where the challenges. But what you finding in the market right now will basically Frost killed a lot of things off. Especially the smaller plotted material. The cold hardy stuff is still still located about shocked a bit but a caused basically 'cause shortage in shortages probably across the nation. Right now that has any similar material to texas so From what i heard. There's about thirty to fifty truckloads a week just coming from florida into texas. Which is one reason. That's a lot stuff. Yeah we've we've shipped a bunch of lawyers and we actually kind of shoot yourself in the foot because you're sending out lodestar customers in texas on to help them. But then when we come around in need to order something in florida the materials not there because we shifted output either way it would have gone out because people need need that material but all ready for example florida. The there was a shortage of material. This dates back pre covid. So pre covid. The demand for material has been going up and up and up on the supply has not been going up accordingly A lot of farmers you know. They're they're generational businesses so either their kids get into or they sell it off. An expanding line and a lot of regions is not even Not even economically feasible. Because you're better off selling that land to developer that wants book condos So capitalism in economics doesn't really benefit a lot of these nurseries so the supply is dwindling. It's not really going up in a certain direction. Then we added cova that hit and a lot of these manufacturers. The guys that do the starting material had to close down. They went on back on a lot of their stuff. So guys that actually are in business and wanting to supply finished goods. One gallons of the three gallons and all that stuff on can't get material. There's some materials in florida very ginger. Three years ago was no problem to find now even define fifty sixty pieces. You're calling ten different guys and we're speaking or suppliers and they're telling us they're backward just for plugs for the next year So cova just put a damper on that on the potted stuff and now on top of it. We have the freeze in texas. That killed off. Who knows how many parts of material now these guys are pulling in material from all other states that That was already in short supply in those states so just put a huge huge dent in the entire industry. So i obviously some long term No damage being done. They're going to affect the market. What we're we're here's the opportunity in that nursing and your. I think not making money to start brewing plants or are also a definitely. there's going to be price increases. I mean it's it's zimba economics when demand goes up and there's not as much supply people are going to put their prices up so i think that might help the economics of running a nursery business and then more people are going to wanna get into the other day like the us. Canada were were capitalistic society. And we we kind of we want to go where the money is. There's gonna be more money in the nursery business People are going to get into. But i think in my personal opinion. I really think that governments kind of should step in and start providing subsidies for these nurseries to push the supply even further up because You know the demands huge in. It's only going up with with the environmental factors that that are at play. Two cities are planting so much material on commercial buildings Everyone's getting subsidies to plant material. But i don't see so many subsidies on the supply side of things so it's just pushing up demand. There really is an opportunity for governments to get in and get more nursery to. They're wanting to expand their properties or or more people wanting to actually get into the business. I like so tell. Tell our listeners. contract year. How they could find out by go. Materials so best way to contact us is through email. There's influx materials dot com. I do see a lot of those emails myself. I'm pretty hands on owner in the business it would save a bit of downside but i love. I love being involved in everything so you can. Contact says infiltrate materials. You can give us a call We have a a number. That's anybody's five one. Four two four seven four five eight or you can just sign up online. If ever you're interested in sending us a list going go materials dot com and sign up and you can get started by weights as simple as attaching plantlets and then getting pricing on that awesome. Thank you mark for your your insights there. Good luck with your your business. I'm looking forward to start seeing expanding nationally and even internationally so really excited for you to fill. The spell needed need within a company so thanks to mark. Thank you very much. It was really good talking to you. Okay you too thank you. Hopefully that was pure day. Brilliant for you today rates secrets for your business and your life. This rubber clinkenbeard along with david anderson and would love to get your friends to join us on our journey two quick things before you go listeners. Check out our websites. The commercial lonski dog call. You can subscribe. You can share with your friends. But more importantly check out our sponsors. We have signed. We can to help to capture measurements on your property and create a really streamlined process. And we have company come who make it dead simple to communicate and document and solve guys in the field. No matter where you are. Thanks everyone cheers..

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"ceo co" Discussed on The Commercial Landscaper Podcast

The Commercial Landscaper Podcast

07:13 min | 4 months ago

"ceo co" Discussed on The Commercial Landscaper Podcast

"And it's causing delays everywhere. Now i would agree with that communication. Seventy something i struggled with with my companies that you know we would need law in a small materials all through the valley but there was no according to the approach to it ended out with you know. We were already short labor berber sending all these labors striving rent the valley to try and find his petito. Just complete time suck But you talk to one thing that i do think because of technology there's so much data becoming available and you mentioned You know i could should know. States are a lot of people. Just don't have that companies. Have that capability at her. You know. I suppose educating them on how to use that data you're talking in terms of our contractors. Yeah so basically. It's it's us utilizing the data for them. I mean we try in things as much as possible for people So we have the data and it's like they tend to quote. We know that it's could be going out in in some point in time We try and educate them to try and let us know soon as possible so we can secure that material for them but in terms of contractors if they want to utilize the data themselves. I mean it's it's really building up database yourself which we have a fulltime team doing that. So i'm not sure that contractors resources for Might recommendation would be to find a company that's as as reputable and as on top of their game as us you know or you haven't in house buyer. That's really on top of his game to help find those materials and We like said we see that to see guys. They have the jobber day before they need a bunch of material and they're sending is out driving around looking for it and eric. They're calling us and asking where they can find it so they can send their guys to go get it. But you're right. It's your labor should be on the job not driving around you. You can pay someone to drive around but a skilled labor needs to be executing for the company how one of the challenges i always used to see. Is that almost like the landscape. Architects are almost on a different planet. You know there. Dave maybe not in touch with what's going on the field so here they are designing all these nice clients and luke grin. People program should win. Ashley comes down. The pipeline against bid on in our love. Mchugh might not be there. And just how do you close. I got any expediency. I think there needs to be a communication piece where when contractors putting together his plans and you know you can build this into. I would say A lot of them use What's the design software the early popular. One i don't know why i'm drawing. Yeah how many of insure your honest. I forget this Communication of cad. Or yeah exactly. There's a lot of us the autocad and then they have their sketch up. And there's a design something you know when they're putting their plants and they're putting the specs it would be nice that these software say. Hey this is probably be available or is really hard to find so it sets. Expectations and architects have these crazy expectations. And you know we see louis come into and do our software for quoting and right away. Our sales maggots A notification and. He's got a call the contractor and say hey is probably won't be available but the contractor to is is worried when he's getting the job to offer substitutions because it could affect his opportunity on getting that job so he just bizet as is and pretends like everything's nice and dandy and then when it comes down to executing and getting the job done then you're asking the architect for substitutions and that delays the job because the architects. We'll no i think it's out there. Go find it So now you've got to spend another couple days trying to find it rather than actually getting material on site. So i think if the communication is wait wait earlier in the process and the expectations for the architects are set. They can kind of realized that. Maybe i should go with something a little a little less Little as large or some material that actually grows in this region. Like i've had. We've had projects in florida where they're trying to source material that grows in in northern new york. And you know. These guys asked the by this material and tom look. You're gonna get ten thousand dollars shipping in. It probably won't survive when you plant it. So i wouldn't warranty this job if i was you. I'm i think the expectation indications needs to be set from the beginning and not gonna help execute jobs at a faster rate now more than ever with the shortages that are coming in. I mean architects obviously are communicating with their contractors at the execution of the job. But they just need to be more aware right now until that technology exists that What's happening in the industry. And she a playing you this these huge shortages that you're seeing contractors are probably already put the pricing and win the bid two jobs so you know. Initially they were worried about our. I'm going to go in and be of my suppliers and try and get the best pricing but no the face with. I can't even find this star for him having to ship in from two states over however you see not play what we try and have been trying to do in the last little while is Either stuff that under job. Not everything is going to be. Shorted out so on the stuff. That's not shorted. We'll try and bring down the price on those where the stuff that's going to cost him more. It kind of offsets the overall budget the job but it does happen where he kinda completely get screwed on the job so then it's just trying to communicate with the architect during spector's that hey this the price we set for you for this material just no longer available. We either got to sub the material to to to get the price in Or sometimes the the contractors have to eat the bullet to which which really really sucks for them. Our whole goal for our contractors to as we understand their they're highly stressed and they got him either budgets so we push hard to do that for them but there is. There's been a couple of times where it's been a really really tough right. Yeah now challenging so your company now you know you you find it will materials. You're sourcing landscape tito man. They saw east coast thrown into the mid west. You just mentioned texas before this got. I've been used to dealing with you. Know expose brokers and more of a state basis occasionally regional basis but. Tell me a little bit more. Your company is making a difference and some of the benefits for contractors that you deal with so the like i guess we are similar to broker in the sense that they're sourcing material and putting a markup on it the way we like to work the number in the biggest differentiator for instance that we've got kind of technology in the back end. Help a source of much more efficiently and we're also going nationwide and if nation cross north america so from a volume basis doing a lot more volume on we can work off a lot smaller margin so often even if contractors having in-house buyer were able to get the material cheaper if not at the same price than what they're paying someone eighty thousand dollars a year to do so. That's where we kind of set ourselves apart. Is that even with the vendors we work with often times we. We work on a A transaction fee commission so even if the contractor is going direct generally getting the same price as we do. So that's where we differentiate is on the technology side and being able to price yourselves competitively with those guys that are sourcing big jobs and then being able to offer that service to them somewhere they don't worry about it they tell us what materially need when they need it on site and i would say give ninety five percent of the time we're able to execute and if we're not able to get their day they are like there's a communication process in.

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"ceo co" Discussed on The Commercial Landscaper Podcast

The Commercial Landscaper Podcast

07:20 min | 4 months ago

"ceo co" Discussed on The Commercial Landscaper Podcast

"Mark elliott mark is the ceo and co founder for materials marches on a monster construction company for roughly ten years. So mark some mortar. Biota your background please. so i started landscaping when house. Actually twelve years old. My father never provide me any money except for essentials than i wanted to have spent money in said find a job. I hustled. My way to get a job at a at a local business that was owned by my father. My friend's father. I'm kinda fell in love with it from then and i remember him asking me what he wanted to do when you're older and they don't want to win a landscape business. Oh about four years. After that i opened a landscape business with the with my older brother and He at the time he never he graduated high school and he helped me run the business while i was studying at university working fulltime gourmet degree. And then just continued with that coming out of school and by the time i graduated or company at had about twenty five thirty employees So it was. It was a good sized business for new grad. Be owning and i worked there for three years fulltime prior prior to leaving school and our company within those three years ended up growing from probably the thirty employees about sixty and as we started grow. We started getting bigger jobs. And that's where. I realized the headache of of sourcing materials. Because you're doing small jobs your local garden center and kind of picking up but On big jobs you need to be you need to be competitive and you need to find the materials at the right price and give them to the job in a timely fashion execute so when they started seeing that Problem you you obviously want to create a solution for it. And i kind of wanted to get out of the landscape business just because of the scale ability of it. I wanted to be in business. That can be a scaled way more quickly An and with a little east So i met mike and in in university and I approached them about wanting to start a business together. I just i just found the most very smart very good people and and your reacted both great. Must one of the things. I encourage as a coach coaches to faint. People aren't as smart or smarter than you so so. We launched company based is based in montreal also. The business is still running today. We had brought in a partner as well as when i graduated a university so we were three people running the business. I basically sold back. My shares of the company and with those funds go materials. And they're still running today in today. They're probably they're probably one hundred fifty two hundred employees. Yeah all all landscape construction. We did have a maintenance division that the they did sell off when i left the business and then and they kept kept the landscape. Construction in really grew that out. And then you i mean shaming do you close in june. The winter do snow clearance with the so we did And they still do today. Commercial and an industrial snow removal. There's also residential but it's kind of a different ballgame. I'm in terms of the timing when you need to get it done. So we really focus on commercial industrial Bigger contracts and a lot more value for the customer. Because if your job not being done properly. There's a cost. The company on if employees get injured walking the parking lot slipping on ice and stuff like that so we really folks on commercial industrial. And that's winter. Yeah i'm example. I mean congrats for i mean to be at school or college to grow the company that size nasa tremendous experience. You you must have. You must have gone through some real challenges with growing the company and not really having a great deal of experience. And how did you. How did you figure for me through that The best thing is you just have mentors and coaches. So when i was running a landscape business. I mean our new partner kate who came in and brought a lot of value. I there him and his family and had experience building a building a really really big business. They probably built the one hundred million dollar business And then when they got out of that he was looking for something else to do. He added a lot of value but before he came in. I had my My father was one of the great mentor to myself. And then also One of my friend's fathers would also mentor me a lot so i would uh i would meet with him probably four five times a year and we just grabbed coffee in disgust challenges. I was going through at the time and in landscaping really the biggest challenge to scale. This is your employees. And i think everyone goes through this game. Challenges skilled labor They're hard to find. You gotta pay them well and you've got to treat them right to keep them. Keep them in coming back in two important things areas surrounding yourself with coaches or mentors. I find that myself worth grammarians company. I felt as i needed struggled with financial park so early. Only brought on a fractional. Cfo but in the to have those people around to help you scale up your business. And then I think with You know employees. I hear that. Every single time. I go and meet with a company that they're challenged with employees. Love them rely too heavily on the each to be program you here but the challenge is nowhere. Companies are suddenly now beginning to grow again after couvert still not keen on leaving the home and so effectively employee's market. They're demanding wherever they want to do. So i can definitely relate to their. I see technology beginning to affect industries especially the degree in industry. You must see it from a different perspective these days so in the green green industry. If you wanna go focus specifically on the growers. I think the technology that start you start seeing searching the lot more. Growers really focused on inventory tracking inventories properly. And i think that's a huge piece to the puzzle because it's a communication tool. That's going to free up time now. The way it works. Is you have their catalog. You call them in its cage. You have the stock. Let me go check out on the field. It's a huge waste of time for for these nurseries so to me. The technology that is kind of getting focused on a needs to be focused on on the nursery side is the inventory management and keeping that up to date so it's a communication tool for their customers and the customers don't need to constantly hassle them Checking on stock and everything like that. I think on the contractor side. You see a big push for project management softwares to help keep them organized so that they can execute their jobs on time ensure that the levers ready materials already on site on time and i mean from from our front will. We're really trying to do in. Our sintus is just aggregate. Everything for these guys. So what we're trying to do is all that data all that information from all the suppliers where we know who has what and where. We're the best. we're the best. Nursery is to go to the contractor so we can get him as material on time and where we're pushing really in the future is on that aggregate inside where we get so many requests in every single bay for boats so we have a good eye on what the market is demanding or is going to be is going to demand in the next year for plant material so we want to have an eye on that as well as an eye on inventory so we are telling rowers will. Hey there's gonna be a big push for this in the next year in. There's not enough supply in the market. Maybe you should start growing this and pushing recommendation star growers. So that they're ready. I really think on the green industry. It's the inventory side of things. That's that's that's killing everything right now. It's breaking communication.

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Interview With AI Pioneer and Startup Advisor Steve Ardire

The VoiceFirst Roundtable

08:07 min | 1 year ago

Interview With AI Pioneer and Startup Advisor Steve Ardire

"A little bit about me if you WANNA give me A. I can give you a quick capsule and what. I do so so I've been Advising startups for twenty five years the last seven squarely in the a I think in multiple areas everything from Enterprise Ai I've kind of moved up the stack from you know you know the plumbing side of things up to applications in different spaces in the healthcare space in in hr and then tackled entertainment. So Ho- sprinkling of verticals and And I typically lock onto early stage a soccer startup so I have an affinity for underappreciated underestimated underdog startups where I can come in and give a turnkey the Liverpool which is rare for advisors. I can come in and help shape. Their business strategy product market fit put together their pitch get it funded so these are typically anywhere from some crazy but typically see seed stage from one to three million funding and then get to the fun part which is a operationalizing the tactical execution. Which is going to market. You know for a customer engagement and partnerships very cool. So you're you're a busy man very busy and you know typically it's interesting You know I should have done this earlier in my career but About four years ago many actually five years ago I decided my wife has horses. She has a stable of horses less now so I decided to put together a stable over a startup parts. My Palm Acros. You know Anywhere from six to eight and some of them will more intense gigs on the ones. We're just you know you know maybe four to eight hours a month and And it was interesting because I mean that's really how the play the game It's a numbers game. And you know you want horses that you know are GonNa win place or show and that's the way it is. I mean no matter how you slice it nine hundred ten Safra Safra startups. Whether they're a are not Fail to numerous reasons so so I mean you try to get a little more discerning and with the experience picking the right horses but space on. I mean it's the toughest one because You're not quite there. You may have some. You know early adopter. Traction you've gotta get you know to a Commercial Bible product. It's difficult but the good news is that today with the open source cloud services The whole cost of standing up software startups. It'd be have a compelling application You know that's kind of you know outside the gun side of the big players. And you can. You can feel it. You know you can feel your Deployment Pretty Pretty smartly. You have a much better chance so my new mantra That is even recalibrated. Is I think for a lot of startups especially in the price of space using conversational. Ai and I'll give you an example. One that I'm doing as As they co-ceo co-founder you have a great chance to do with no more than five million funding. You know get to five million in sales and you've kind of twenty five million you know exit strategy the executes more excellent so And I like the The the horse metal. I'M GONNA continue to go with that so go go at that. Yeah Yeah with your You've interacted with a lot of companies. And you know you talked about how you know you sort of continued to sharpen your own framework for how you evaluate them and think about them you know with what are some of the criteria that may be makes you think One start another is a secretary rather than a like another Mr Ed. Yeah so the number one criteria is is your team in fact V. CS put awaiting of seventy percent criteria on your team. Now the interesting thing about it is you know outside in rural areas. Like where you are. When you're not really rural but off the beaten path you know the big cities right where you have the preponderance I don't really get a lot of funding from I think the Silicon Valley Bloom is off the roads And there's a lot of fly over country areas You know wherever you have a university or it doesn't you know you've got a viable Ecosystem the springboard and But the key thing is recruiting the right team and I'll give you a tangible example rather than talking in the abstract so we're The timing I think is propitious. But we're standing up a pallet behavioral health offers a service called signal action a dot com and It's all targeted for a health care and human services for good now. Now we didn't really you know we have this thing going a few months ago before the club in nineteen but the feedback and the timing couldn't be better. Because you know the problems that are GONNA BE MANIFEST. So we're targeting substance use and abuse opioid addiction and then the other bucket is the mental health. Depression suicide for most people don't realize the enormity of the problem the economic impact of addiction and mental illness. You know globalise. Nearly trillion dollars a year two hundred people a day die from the audit diction One in five adults experience mental illness and mental health issues. And it's going to increase now because of the pandemic issues right. So that's GonNa bump up illit is it often includes children higher. I didn't believe this. The district one in six youth Eight sixteen seventeen is mental disorder. Depression now will be leading cause of disability. What we're trying to do is Is Address Through behavioral Using machine intelligence To help us overcome obstacle you know to leading the healthier happier less so conversational interface like do voice on and so forth is just one ingredient of that a new need the other ingredients that were Inner leading into the into the into the product mix that that happened to a patient behavioral pattern recognition empathy bidirectional patient interaction. The ability do a glean real time by the fine detection. You know have a semantic patient modeling component and then you know the the metrics on the trend analysis. You're importing so we're just in the early stages of standing up a proof of concept in May and and and then deploy and so the is after that get deployed an MVP worth earlier doctors. You know targeting rural hospitals and clinics because those are the underserved markets and we have a killer team so comes back to the team Very Lane as far as you know. The CO founders. But we have a really impressive list of advisors in in healthcare in in In patient experience In you know design strategy. So we're feeling pretty good about

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No interest in sports? Philo is the streaming service for you.

Talking Tech

04:33 min | 1 year ago

No interest in sports? Philo is the streaming service for you.

"Turbo tax. All people are tax people so I here in San Francisco this week and I just did a piece on streaming streaming channels the US cable streaming alternatives. I forgot to mention one of them. FILO DOT TV. He said. Get Your Butt over here. You know. You're in San Francisco. You want to tell you all about it. Andrew mccullum is the CEO Co founder and interesting pitch. It's twenty dollars a month away cheaper than everybody else. Don't have the broadcast networks. Have a lot of your favorite cable. Networks tell everybody under about FILO DOT TV. Yeah the idea behind Filo blue is really that knows that. TV has been getting more expensive. A lot of the cost of television. The typical cable package goes to sports. Tim Broadcast Networks. That's the lion share of the cost and it's actually the lion share of the price increase over time as well so a lot of the typical. It'll cable TV. Consumer Year after year is paying more and more sports and broadcast content. If that's not what you want from your TV experience than you are stuck doc. Paying more and more for stuff that you don't care about and you don't watch that's really a lot of how we approached the content mix with Filo is to say there's a lot. The people who sports broadcast networks aren't the main thing they're looking to get or they're getting broadcast networks over the air you know. Can we give them an alternative where they can get really deep selection of entertainment lifestyle. Knowledge focused networks cable networks at a much lower price. That's how we can bring the price down to just twenty dollars a month. The people a taste of what some of the networks that you have. Yeah so you know things like Any AMC Discovery Channel Comedy Central Food Network HDTV ATV basically any non sports cable channel. And you can think of. There's a very good chance that we carry it missing the news networks. You correct me if I'm wrong. Don't don't non-sports nine news. We do have a couple of news networks but generally also the major cable news networks. Go with the sports networks. So why don't you have the news. Networks this consumer over here. That's basically all I want to say. I can live without most networks but I'd like to have the news networks there. Yeah it's funny. I mean I think that this is an area that could change. I think we're interested in seeing how we could offer news. But typically the news networks are owned by the same programmers grammars that owned The sports channels and they won't license them separately so if you wanted to offer in some of you know some of the news networks like NBC News We'd have to offer an MSNBC We'd have to offer all of the other comcast's NBC networks. which would drive up the cost significantly But I think there are some solutions. That could get us there. I think some people want news but interestingly we also hear a lot of people who say they're happy to not have news in the package. They sort of want to be prevented from their own sort of choices around watching the news content and they're happy to not have it in the lineup streaming streaming wars. How they affecting you everything that's been going on for the last year? Well let me answer that. But I'd like to get back to your point about all the cart as as well but I think that all the stuff around the streaming wars we've you at a super positive that it will be a big boon to what we're doing because you know all these new services that are coming to market Disney plus peacock. Hbo Max generally the way you get. These services is by using roku fire TV apple TV android TV these connected. TV devices which is where our service runs and we don't actually carry content from Disney NBC warner etc.. So they're actually really great. Add Ons to to Filo where you're not duplicating anything. And it's a way to get access to these libraries of content from other programmers for people who subscribe Filo Dot TV correct to the website. Our website is filed combat. We also have filed dot TV. That works just just as well. It's one less character type. Either one will get you to the same place and you can subscribe download the APP or you can download our APP we have on Android a Iowa etc.. I already mentioned. It's really easy to try file allow. I said it's literally under ten seconds to go to the website type in your phone number and once we confirm it. You're in the product you can start watching content right away. Andrew mccollum FILO DOT COM

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"ceo co" Discussed on New Media Show

New Media Show

02:49 min | 1 year ago

"ceo co" Discussed on New Media Show

"Think you guys did a better job and we. We thought up the name blueberry when we had a perfectly good name called raw voice. You know why we didn't stick with raw voice our parent company's name for all of our podcasting services. I have no idea but this is one of those things you should do in the early years and he looked back so that was Kinda dumb in your auto too far down the pike to make a chain. I think you guys did taste. Yeah I like the name. I was pretty happy with it when we found it was already thousand dollars just is to find a dot com right. Yeah right exactly I mean it's I mean it's important these days. The names of the of a Tech Company. Or whatever. It's gotTa that'd be catchy and it's got to have a you know something that people can associated with then that needs to be kind of friendly and. I think you've accomplished that. I think with your name now appreciate that I hope so well. So how big is your team. You know we're talking. Just a little micro bit before you start your starting to learn about hiring and that process how are you starting to grow or so. Yeah we're still very small so as far as like actual employees. Dan and I are the only official employees. We do have have some contractors. Ross Ross brand does a weekly show for us and we're sponsoring a few different podcasts. But I mean that doesn't really count is employing someone but we're we're starting to consider especially like customer support is probably the first thing we get going is we. We actually have one person helping out with that and growing that team is sort of what would make sense of that. Frees up breeze up more of my time. Yeah so we'd be seeing you guys or yourself. some podcasting events like podcast movement or anything. Are you going to be getting L.. In the podcast community. It'll yeah I would like to go to two more conferences. This year I haven't sat down and planned out. What what I want to actually go go to? It's not a podcast event but I would like to vid con and then I'd like to make it to at least one major podcasting event. I don't know which one it will be but I'd certainly Mike to make it to at least one. You know the Mac Daddy is definitely podcast movement from size wise and You know that really. There's really you know there's there's so many now though it's hard to really even penny give them the you know same. They're the ultimate conference pot. Best you've got you know all F. O. Women's conference it just goes on and on of an and I just got hit up this morning for something. It's going to be in June supposedly twelve hundred business at ten dis or whatever that was at least the marketing pitch and So yeah there's there's not a shortage.

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"ceo co" Discussed on New Media Show

New Media Show

01:59 min | 1 year ago

"ceo co" Discussed on New Media Show

"Not be the the quality content that people perceive out there what quality podcast is. But it's also very authentic addict real and I think playing into community is is something that's That the big part of this and and so as you think about you know your platform in in community. What what concepts are you playing with around how to get listeners and content creators better better connected on your platform? Yes so we try to give people as many tools as possible just to be to be set up for success and have an entertaining show so most of the people using streaming aren't aren't really odd cancers answers is a relatively small percentage. We're trying to hopefully make some of them into podcasters is sort of our goal right now but as far as giving them tools rules is one of the most basic things we do is you can just type out lower thirds and show them on screen. So that's a pretty easy way to sort of some of. It's it's pretty daunting going live. When you're first starting out itself you can sort of enter the stream? You're on studio type out all the poets. Do you WanNa talk about And then as you talk about him you can click. Show them on screen. which sort of a disorder gives you some confidence? It gives the show professional Feel and then also I think one of the features that people like most is the comments is sort of back and sort of guide I wear the stream goes and what you what you discuss can sort of lower the level of stress. Because it's like oh so and so asked a question you can answer that question and you can actually highlight it on screen. So you can show someone's comment on screen with their names so they feel special and Engaged and then you can address that that comment so it seems simple but it actually does a lot by compared to. I mean. I've done it before if you compared to just going live from your phone worship you looking at yourself in his screen That's that's a lot higher pressure. Sure than being able to sort of show things on screen and address your points. It sort of gives you the confidence you need especially when you're first starting out. I think one thing that we.

"ceo co" Discussed on Bitcoin Radio

Bitcoin Radio

02:04 min | 2 years ago

"ceo co" Discussed on Bitcoin Radio

"I like to make things as digestible. Especially when explaining things I always try to like remember like if I got exposed to my mom how am I going to do it right and not just in a bad away like you know. How do I explain to mom? bitcoin is we we. We have this This this commonality and difficulty in Crypto with Ui stuff and that the user interface really just overall the the concept of Bitcoin is already hard. Enough and CRYPTO. This is for the entire space obviously It's already hard enough without adding additional layers. That are more difficult. And I'll I'll be the first especially as mining goes I've got you. I know my own like like just walls built up like I've tried. I've thought about this several times. You Know Dustin Manse you know he runs this easy T- mining group for us. And you know he's tried to give me some like some decent explanations about like to just break it down for me. It's just not my thing you know. It's not like at this point. I do understand at least a minimal amount but you know what I love about what coin minds doing and why wanted them on the show for some time is just simply based on the on how easy they've made it and if you're not familiar with coin mind obviously you're going to hear it straight from the mouth of CEO far but you know a- but before we bring him on. I always want to remind people like this is one one of those companies that whether you want to be a minor or whether you WanNa even by one of these these products are not. That's not the purpose of of the introduction here like that's not the purpose of why I I would want someone like farm on. I want people to recognize that. We've got to support products and companies. That are literally doing something better for the space and I believe really personally you know just from my experience with them and and from what I've seen and the research that I've been able to do that. This is absolutely one of those companies that just deserves. You know at least your attention right like you know support them you know if you hear about below man I heard about you know I've I've heard the doing things I mean. I personally believe that anyway. But look you'll hear that here in a second far obviously As many of you sane doing bit for Bitcoin for Christmas Patrick gave me the go-ahead.

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"ceo co" Discussed on CRYPTO 101

CRYPTO 101

14:21 min | 2 years ago

"ceo co" Discussed on CRYPTO 101

"The dedication in peace of mind and I are no No Stranger to late hours in the office that is for sure so so liquid APPs of course so thank you for having me first of all a lot of people in the space. A little technical people are really familiar with the Internet is bills right We have avid. ISP's and protocal there We have the web services and websites on top of it. Applications we to kind of closer Luke Over how the blockchain was created how it goes to build we started in us and I think that is the most used doctrine today. The number says anyway it's the home of depths in a sense but I love. The boulevards are actually only stadium that the biggest community of developers offers but they're stuck because skill ability issues so it was really important to us. Since we're not maximalist in any way to create the best inter operability solution we could think of to this middleware so we have a mechanism in place to create this cross chain. Decentralized solution that transaction being passed in between these blocking jeff at a high level like the number one goal of liquid APPs is to you know have enabled cross chain value transfers. No I think that this is incidental. You know that's something because you can make out of the service I want to allow developers and users to use blockchain chain as it is the Internet meaning we do not know how websites work you know what maybe Aaron does but most of them they do not think about the back end of the website. We don't know which service servers website is using. We don't know which is the. The APP is using if a developer chooses to use ethereal E.. Ost doesn't matter as long as the DAB works and is cost effective effective in Crohn's fast enough and everything is decentralized and the integrity of the change. Thank you chose is safely kept. This is what we allow be. So this sounds like a open stack but running on blockchain. Nodes it's more decentralized. Is that correct. It's one of the features that we can present. Yes that's so so. Why did you build us? What inspired you to solve this problem in the way that you've done reading question We started delivers we were Lost two-thirds of Yaas and before that I was part of the BANCORP team And got into no ethereal really well On is frozen ponds and when I saw it I understood the opportunity of this web three point. I know eco-system and we really thought me and my pal my partner with you That we should learn more about this technology. I know that there's a lot of criticism regarding eels and governance. But let's look at his former technology for the view right now. It is the best blockchain right now. In terms of transaction costs and transaction speed. When we dug into cold we started? It's still not sufficient so if we're talking talking about mass adoption all the time. That's the teacher. The blockchain entrepreneurs VOCA or two years. It's not really possible. People like if I would go to a friend of mine which is a developer. And don't listen. There's this blockchain thing and it's really cool. They should develop on top of it. The limitations will. We'll get into tell me you know what. Let me know what you get better. Because I can't do it like this and we wanted to create mass adoption by building the infrastructure to allow that. I think what you've done is really cool but going off topic for just a second but remaining on the topic of mass adoption. What's what's the crypto on blockchain culture like they're in Israel? I know there's a lot of projects out there. I assume legislations friendly are. You guys is in really hot competition or is there a lot of camaraderie and trying to build Israel as the next of capital for Crypto. What's it like over there really cool? No question I have to stay Just a big a bit of a broader look of the startup space in Israel that the name startup nation is something career locked in Israel. A lot of entrepreneurs at the most The the highest percentage of startups or copy signed a world so generally speaking in the startup space Israelis Dried star next to many other stars. on blockchain specifically We are I think still in the baby steps like the largest the the brightest developers in Israel are yet to be in the blockchain space. But this is an opportunity as well we have many companies that Israel You have their RND company of Bank. Or based in Israel you have a few other's orbs with our in Israel And I think it's getting more and more common of a Woodward A lot of corporates like IBM are actually basing their Blockchain team in Israel and we just had a great conversation with a guy named Luke Earner. WHO's very heavily involved in space over there? So I'm sure you're familiar with him and then Mile Buddies D- have is based based in Israel. Too that's correct. Yeah we were like. It's pretty funny. Tel Aviv is the capital capital of Israel. Most of the starts are here. But even though it's really really small undocking Less than a million In population we never see each other. And that's how it is too busy working exactly late night like today. I never left the office But we support each other The conferences it's Har here are amazing Lots of good people and So answering your original question. I I think that the Israel can become a key player in the blockchain space specifically with them out of cryptographer 's and academia academia we have here surrounding this space. I'm kind of curious. About like the philosophy behind what you guys are doing. In regards to this blockchain's cryptocurrency solved any humanitarian problems. In in your eyes you know I've been to bancorp before as I mentioned and one of the projects that I was the gold with was community currencies in Africa. Talking talking about the economic aspect of Tokens. There's a lot of things in behavioral economics. That can be a a real benefits to all these poor countries whether it's in Africa or any other place in the world there is a research by by someone called Bernardi. It's hard. He mentioned their community. Currencies are the way for sustainable better economy. We started something regarding his research in Kenya and created a community currency based on blockchain technology. Back then it was interior and gave this the community so they can trade among themselves rather than pay in Kenyan shillings. Which is there yet guernsey and apparently once you give them a means for trading it makes them amount of transaction skyrocket like ten fifteen times a day once you have more transaction debt economy is actually becoming better and better but that's one aspect? The other aspect is obviously monetary systems in general. How do you make sure that Fiat currency or any currency sustain its value when we work and we make love of effort and and there's labor involved? How do you make sure that by creating inflation? By the company company country creating replacing used still get the same amount of money because you cannot control inflation income Stu Fiat currencies the right. There is a central entity. That does that for you but you have no means as a as an individual to factors back so I believe that the libra and facebook coming with this and the fact that they have so many issues right now with the issue instead of their token shows that governments understand this as well understand that. There's something unique and sometimes you even frightening. Yeah there's something afoot in crypto currencies. We saw like. There's a lot of senators right now. L. Sending letters through credit companies and others were involved in Lebron before. It's really interesting to see. Because one of the things it liberates rain we need the world is actually education about blocking many people have not heard about watching before that so I kinda talk a little bit about block producing versus mining. So I I know that you used to be like liquid liquid e OSS right and you guys were top five for a long time of. Es this block producers Yes do you think that deep costs are delegated state. Do you think that is a viable consensus model. You know if what would you fix. What would you keep the same really good question? I think. Mining the worst part about mining is the fact that a lot of processing sitting power is being spent on something which is not valuable. No one cares about the solution for equation but it's an any quesion its purpose is determining who's next in line and when you think about it this way pretty weird because you know when we were kids the other means to decide who's next in games and stuff like that so I think that's what depots has done is to vote for people that we I believe will not sacrifice their name and reputation by manipulating the chain and we head away to check the the one manipulated the chain. So if you do we can take you down you know how. How would you determine if something decentralized you know we all Herzog from your bank or he always says that you can fork something it means? It's decentralized okay that's a good one yeah I guess so. So if you can't fork deep ause if you see someone is manipulating the system it decentralized decentralized enough and by someone who has been there okay. I saw what has been going on. What's been done? How's the government working the the people who were you know on the top twenty one in a sense? It makes people uncomfortable knowing that there are only twenty. twenty-one lock producers that are cycling and Closing the blocks one after the other because it kind of implies like an oligopoly but you you know what but what is mining pools in exterior bitcoin. If that's so but I think it's different in in mining pools because you have mining pools that are made up of of all sorts of different individuals all across the world contributing their Hash power towards a mining pool so if a mining kind of goes rogue or the mining pool operator I should goes rogue than individuals can withdraw their Hash power from that pool unless yeah definitely not no. You're right you're right right it but you can still have a fifty one percent attack using meaningful because you do not know like with zoom what you just said This is the computers are spread across the world and people can withdraw their processing power. But there might the more than meets the eye that is correct. This is that you don't know for certain we know for a fact that there are a few mining holes in the world that operates today. I think it's approximately four or five so in that sense twenty one that you know we know who they are is that better. Is that worse. I personally think that this was like a general but but on a personal note. I believe that decentralization is a spectrum and is not like either decentralized or centralized. There's a gray area absolutely agree it all about the tension between the two and how far far away you are willing.

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Chinese cryptomining giant Bitmain’s civil war breaks into open

Unconfirmed: Insights and Analysis From the Top Minds in Crypto

10:02 min | 2 years ago

Chinese cryptomining giant Bitmain’s civil war breaks into open

"Last week and actually for this whole past week. There's been a fair bit of drama. At bitcoin. Mining giant. Bit mean what happened well. So long story sure it was a it was a coup so From October twenty seven to thirty years there was a video surveillance camera. Expo in engine and my colleague John He was the he's the CO founder will be man and he was was ad expo. It was their launch some kind of a chip from Yemen for video surveillance cameras and then one day after that Jihan on the after that there was a change of the business registration data of Of Beijing Technology. Okay so in that restriction change microbes no longer the executive director will be man. He's he was also so taken over by Jehan as a legal representative an hour that Japan will who is also the other co whole funder of demand so a couple of hours after that change Japan will send an email to all staff to be man. I'm employee's employees saying Michael giants basically dismissed off. All his roles have been men and any employees. You should not engage with anymore and it should not take any directions for him so basically shut him down and that was basically it an hour after the email. Hey Japan will submit Someone all this stuff to your own hands meeting meeting to tell everybody what happened. So that was what happened on last Tuesday and on today one week off to Dad Meiklejohn finally spoke on his. What we share way ball and said is going to take some legal action to return to the office Irene? So let's go a little bit into that stuff meeting. What was the backstory that Jihad gave to explain or justify his actions while so that was kind of like a shock to many employees? Because I guess not. Many people have seen a word like expecting that so he took that opportunity to explain to everybody what happened in why he had to come back. And why he they had to take such actions and he basically use the one hour meeting to explain what happened from December twenty eight eighteen when when when the kind of conflict has started between him and my crew John Yet that was that was pretty much all of the one hour meeting. And what was that conflict. So the backstory of the December twenty eight eighteen was that at that point. The Big Quin price was like a was a big big price crash and was thinking about layoff so Jihai in a couple of family. Members of the company was were like pushing for the plan to lay off employee's because at that time I think they may have about juicers people initially based on what John said in the meeting was micro. John was AH was against the plan so they had a big struggle on December. Seventeen Jihan says on that day Meikeljohn returned to the office called for a second meeting and on that meeting. He wanted to be the socio. So as of as of December last year Japan and micro were co CEOS in CO chairman of women so he said on that that day micro Office wanted to become the only CEO. He said that is the way to save the company so that that was what happened at that time. So there was a conflict of Should have a layoff but then they come to agreement that there should be lay off and they also come to agreement that they both will step down from cozy ethos and they will ask the second other person to on the new. CEO role and they will step down from the day to day management. So that was the conflict back then the as time moves on like bay. Men official announces announced that news in March of their stepping down to the public to Hong Kong. IPO failed But what John said was MICR didn't really stepped out from the management role. He's still kind of micromanaging the details and wanted to spend more efforts on AI. Stuff instead of the crypto mining equipment. So that kind of that kind of diversed I Big Business a little bit. So that kind of started the the conflict started to escalate one. Other thing is I think Jihan also said to the employees bit mean almost didn't survive that period and actually what he said is the only only reason it was able to pull through was at the price of Bitcoin had increased later. I'm assuming he's talking about kind of you know through the Spring and And even a bit. The summer we saw the price of acquaint increase but how has bitten means struggled this year in twenty nineteen still. I sing in twenty nineteen. I mean he said himself in the meeting. Based on the transcript. I got that The market share big demands mining equipment has declined. I mean I think they're still the number. One has the most dominant market share in terms of making mining mining machines but their market dominance has declined and the same time there Wi- will competitors like non. And what's minors Microbe eighteen silicon. They have been able to seize on the opportunity of the price of press jump since earlier this year. So I mean there. I think they are doing during fine. But in terms of market share the mining equipment business has decline and also the mining pool business is also Declining if you look at the hash rate. real-time Hasher Distribution Bution Pity comment pull used to dominate the top two ranks but this year it was taken by pulling and after Paul. Yeah and one other thing that is just so curious is that at least last year Macri was chairman and and he owned thirty six percent of bit main holdings while Jihad actually owned only twenty percent. So how jeon able to oust macree. If Macri was the larger chair holder and I mean it was pretty dramatic. The way he did it I think you know not allowing him back in the building after this trip and having his email access over to cut off it was like this was a huge surprise to macri. I guess we could say yeah. That's also one question I I haven't been able to figure out to be honest if you look at the IPO prospect the file till the Hong Kong Stock Exchange last year as September last year. They they were coached. CEO's co-chairman Mike crease. You're right micro has about six thirty. Six percent of Commit Holdings John has about twenty percent and go Shin on the two two your three other family members they have four to six percent respectively and another eighteen percent was hold was. Hello Oh by a trust for the employment stock option incentive that was the all the ordinary shares that counts for bowel like nearly ninety percent. I think and all the others like nearly ten percent were held by external uh shareholders. Now there were basically preferred. AM prefer b-shares Through the equity raising commended in two thousand seventeen twenty eighteen so technically I don't know how he managed to do it but that's just give you the breakdown of their equity structure based on the IPO. Filing they last year I don't know if they have changed it in any way but uh what John said in the in the in the in the meeting was he stepped Opposed as Costa Ios. He also stepped on he. He also let Microsoft take the chairman row so supposedly he was not a chairman and now he is a chairman. So I don't I don't technically the holiday did it was somehow did yeah. I saw dovey one tweeting that she she doesn't think a- and Samson Maui. I think tweeted the same thing that it doesn't appear that the shareholders were consulted the other shareholders. So yes so. Maybe we'll find this out leader

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