23 Burst results for "Ceo And Co"

Seth Dobrin Talks About Trustworthy AI

Eye On A.I.

01:41 min | Last month

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 | 2 months ago

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 | 3 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 | 3 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 | 3 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 | 3 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 | 3 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 | 3 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 | 3 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 | 3 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 | 3 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 | 3 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 | 5 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 | 5 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 | 5 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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"ceo co" Discussed on Bellwethers Podcast

Bellwethers Podcast

06:45 min | 10 months ago

"ceo co" Discussed on Bellwethers Podcast

"Problem even now today is that i i love excellence okay so when my team works with the i really push for excellence so something that i've been really learning in especially in this period of kobe when we could not meet as a team in the office and we had to work from home. Something that i had to really learn was to pull back myself a little bit and trust my team to do the job so earlier. How it used to be was for example if a software guy he would code. I would look at the scored and rewrite the gaurd again. You know i was. I was a bit of a control freak. Because my whole thing of excellence but i still have excellence as i still push for. Excellence but also trust my team to give them grace so that i could pull back myself and let them grow. And there's a lot of trust needed in that you know as a leader you need to trust your people who are with you that they are up for the job and they can do exactly as your expectation is maybe not the way you think or not. Not maybe not the way. I do it but They will get it done if you if you trust them. If you give them grace area. I think that the trust part is actually a pretty interesting one because you know why we started the podcast so during the first episode. We actually have a team. We have the fives so shadow up all of the guys. You guys are awesome so we actually have our audience that. His name is ephraim soil. He actually stays up all night. So indian state of like three four. Am and he edits. Sometimes you know. And i asked him like no i. Don't i mean. Despite so shout. Death was a music books to in the beginning of the Y in september. We lots podcast. Is they He he. I had to check every episode side through listen to the diet resort on drive and the list and then uploaded and listened to on apple podcasts. Spotify to see everything all rights so that doesn't think the september but when it came forward like i could say that the last two is i've not listened to the original file because i know this guy it's going to be what he does is going to be awesome so he's gonna make it out and you know he's gonna make it out come out in his weight so you don't have to Keep tabs on. Everybody are that. And i think that's something adler Because as long as you trust your peeves in this process it's going to be ready hot For for you for you to trust anybody because you don't just hit the bed you know then you have to show that's leadership issue and he added second on. So why did you say i. It's better you know just mentioned about that. I think it's amazing too. Because as as you know. I i mean it's sweetie eight people and and he said you know you obviously the koran at that. I mean i. It's on conflicts. Of dines i've i'm judging anybody who used to be You know once to deal with all these things you know you understand the difference too. It's usually i mean amazon. Yuli let go of the team because for them on a couple of potential. You know you need to. I mean not netflix. Not completely free but you know you should actually keep them from abou- you know but the the the the space so that they can actually achieve us On koa true potential. And did i think that's the case. That's i think that's a great sexist but you are also worked out. So i think that's that's crazy and that's amazing as well so For my next question so You know though that'd be different things that comes up in your life their priorities and they'll be urgency's so how'd you find which is important in. How do you that. okay Most of these priorities. How i saw them out is based on time Whatever comes first whichever deadline comes first has higher priority but i think from a very long-term perspective how we deal with it. Is we put in a lot of preparation in terms of team and you know building the team and in terms of taking responsibility we put in a lot of preparation so that in case and urgency happens with the particular account or a particular klein. You know my team is already ready on how to deal with it. So for example. Know i rent on a back-to-back trip the hills and you know there was no network so i had clients texting me that this is not working that it's not working and you know you're in a fix when you don't know you know you don't have network and you want to solve the lines problem so i had to pull myself back and i called my team. That was in delhi and they did a great job at it so i think preparation preparation and basically building a team around around urgency proactively preparing for the future understanding. What if this does not happen on this breaks who will take care of it. What's the backup plan. You know that kind of planning really goes into the whole picture. So that's that's the I'm actually like the preparation. It's actually pretty amazing as well. Because you know how we actually the demand you know. And i hope the climate satisfied What what is he did so definitely allow. That's amazing. And do not think. I i think that's how we know by designing. I think that the same too i mean. I think that's most entrepreneurs in fact dukes where does impart him in war does so you know The you need to prioritize And and i think making that decision as octavia for the some feel like it's a hasty It's very hard to make that. Do i mean when when you have two very good options and you don't know what to do it. I think you had an fix to biaggi's so i mean that's a that's pretty cool so i wanna ask you this one. You know So we actually had now my like for a couple of episodes back and he was actually shouting. What his story Outpouring zandi the members of the team of ice and Is like miami at bogged. So i you four of you guys like the anti. So how do you relate your experience that it might like chatting you out very quick You know maybe a shocked the natty oughta on the shot thing.

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"ceo co" Discussed on Bellwethers Podcast

Bellwethers Podcast

08:10 min | 10 months ago

"ceo co" Discussed on Bellwethers Podcast

"Actually so much for listening to the bell but sparked gas this s matthews. We are back by neil episode with the back that the new person and we have somewhat thomas samuel thomas co founder and ceo of sputnik. There's a software company which will be dealing with a lot more in this conversation. And he's also pastor at a lighthouse delhi so we have a creative pleasant and fun fact that be actually a on on us we. I actually gave another. He was my senior colleagues. And i never do. That's been passed a menstruating. Nineteen so you know yes That's the interesting but this guy is amazing so put on your hands And some road please because we are coming fast. The sandwich comments out sam with the spark sam. Welcome to about to the podcast. It's an honor. Thank you thank you so much It's my honor to thank you for having me today. Coot so actually person to speak very minimal. So like you know he's of me by was and so So you know we might have to live through a bit to get something out of him. But i really whatever he's going to say is going to be so much as and see you and faster because has leadership that is something that has leadership has been called to do and not being a rarely find people with the to breeds being. See your company and also a faster so that is actually a different guarding plenty. A niece calling. But you know the is actually amazing assam. Do you mind telling about yourself in a very very short introduction. So i listen to scan to get to know you. Yeah interesting So i have the privilege of leading a church here in delhi and the name of a judge is lighthouse. And i also am involved in the tech so i have a company where we have a couple of guys. We developed customs officer. Lucians and mostly outlines are ngos and nonprofits and eso re deliver data visualization and. You know sofas that is not readily available in the market and you know that can be done for a cheaper price for our land. So that's something that we specialize matters. That's pretty cool. And so those of you guys who don't speak node We just dominated the he basically pretty looking apps looking softest so you know so just being on the same beats somebody get so. I think the first question that i want to ask you is because As a pastor and also software engineer how effectively are you able to manage steinberg as a pastor as a ceo or your company and as wadia since two thousand ten two thousand ten is when i passed out from my engineering and since then i was always a freelancer and i was also musician so so since then i had to really manage my time being a freelance musician and being a musician you know you never had like fixed timelines Like the band would practice any time or they would have gigs anytime since then. I had to somehow develop like a self disciplined routine to manage my time and something that has really worked for me is segmenting time. Let's call it. And which is basically like on a monday morning or on a sunday evening. I figured out how. I am going to devote my weekly time whether it is to lighthouse or whether it is to my company so for example right now. Monday tuesday and thursday. I've dedicated my time for my company and wednesday and friday is for my church where you know. I didn't prepare and spend some time for counseling. So something like that. I'm segmenting works every Every weekly on a weekly basis. And i use a lot of to do list Weekly to do list just to make sure you know what work spending what work has been achieved and work. What work needs to be. You know what what needs to be carried forward to the next week. So i keep more of short term goals and then see what is priority and then go at it. Wow that's pretty that's decent Manage time so i think you know. Even i had a lot of the sticky notes. That's how i actually do it so when he said to do not. I'm like yeah no the whole point. Do you actually taking about so again. That's very cool so Since the inception of sputnik On the On dot your company and house our advanced over the years so like i said you know when i got back after my engineering. I i was actually freelancing with a childhood friend of mine who was a v. Are childhood buddies from school. And we were just freelancing and we did that pretty well for five years but in two thousand fifteen. We got a project from of bel renowned company in delhi. You've got a project from them and you know we really did. Our homework. Really needed this deal so we tried to do everything to press. You know presented the best that we could get the deal but unfortunately we did not get the deal with. Do not get the contract. We lost contract. So i had the privilege of asking somebody embodied in that company on why we lost the ideal contract and something that they said was interesting and what they said was that they were not able to trust freelancers because freelancers are not reliable. They don't provide stability. What they were looking for was a company. And that's when i realized that you know me and my friend we will working as freelancers. And that's the perception that people had they did not see reliability instability in us so that was a motivation of starting spots. Nick as a company before then we would just freelancer so in two thousand fifteen is when we actually legally became like a foam and we have advanced lake. Pretty pretty rapidly since then because In two thousand fifteen we were a people of three and in two thousand twenty now right now. We have about eight people in our team and a couple of contractors when we need You know on on demand bases while you know. That's that's pretty amazing. How you actually like In five years you guys have grown at any extra. See the websites like ready You see what he had the name. Sputnik sputnik so. I just wanna ask you. Why did you name it spots thick. I mean it's already so in fact. My childhood friend was very fascinated by The whole idea of the russian satellite that was launched by the name of sputnik so we wanted to keep something very similar so we put as in between so. That's how it sputnik. Well that's pretty cool. Yeah i mean. Yeah i i was like for the first time and i was making it out. My offense actor competes and i was thinking they. That's the something there's a spelling mistake in. Life is better i but then he was like yeah. No that's how he actually did that so they go out and that was very cool. So i'm willing on leading team at shows. You know not as a as a as a leader for the leading its software developers I'll you the advanced as a leader in the leaders in over the years I would say. I would say i've learned by making a lot of mistakes. Made a lot of mistakes. And i've been leading team since right since college. And i am. Naturally a very relational guy. And i love having close knit people who you know an inner circles in all of that but my.

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"ceo co" Discussed on Geopats Podcasting

Geopats Podcasting

03:33 min | 1 year ago

"ceo co" Discussed on Geopats Podcasting

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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 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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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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"ceo co" Discussed on Bitcoin Radio

Bitcoin Radio

24:53 min | 2 years ago

"ceo co" Discussed on Bitcoin Radio

"Of a of lolly and they've got some really cool mass adoption really integrate ables integrative stuff that I think the audience is really going to enjoy when you shop so there's really two experience says right now and there's going to be a lot more over the next few months we just started work on our mobile APP that's GonNa make it even easier when you knock that out bro it's going to be I'm I'm personally yeah I just started using the first version and I'm like Oh my God people are going to earn so much bitcoin it's crazy and people were ready like earning a lot with our web application. I think they'll people still shop on web I think they're spending way more on Web and they're they're booking travel on ab which is a is a huge category so I think a lot of people as you and I talked about before they think will I don't shop that much on Web I only the store I get my groceries but if you think about it most people will book travel on our partners like priceline hotels Dot Com dot com have actually been a some of our best performing merchants and people can earn a lot of bitcoin back especially if they're traveling for work the holidays that kind of thing well and that's a great point you know and honestly you can double reward yourself here by taking the your credit card whatever you know capita one points the pay credit card I mean if you're going for work in someone's paying off for you right you can double up on those awards it's crazy all right so alex you going to any conferences like how do people like interact with lolly I think there's a lot that that you guys offer as far as simplicity in the use case or what is going on right and now you're not a blockchain you're just utilizing the BITCOIN blockchain to be able to reward people I think this is very interesting I think it's an asset obviously that I would encourage people to tape pay attention to how are you reaching New People like what what is this I mean is it we're going to conferences we're letting people know word of mouth how you marketing what's what's your strategy going forward what we and really active on twitter and getting it out to Bitcoin believers and To begin with because I think to get it to the masses you have to enable people who already even bitcoin you have to give them the tools to be able to share with with lots of more people so in the first few months it was a lot of Bitcoin is that we're like obsessed Lawley in that were like thing it like crazy and and that was amazing because they shared it with all their friends and family and so now we're we're we're sitting probably about like you know it's tough to really tap tell for about fifty percents of our users have never had quit before are just getting time on the other fifty percent are issues there's your cracking users and these are people who are ready had bitcoin just like I would rather have bitcoin over cash and they're choosing to like ebay's or or other aspect days I love it man you know I even love the way that you know people who don't own bitcoin right now to introduce them to this on this level sway in this simplistic ways to use it I mean these are holders to write these aren't people that are gonNA come in make fifty cents with Bitcoin transfer to the coin base and the cash out because you can't even cash out fifty cents right I mean obviously I'm being generic and the rewards are tremendously more than fifty cents potentially right but you know if you're I mean I I can't do you have any times I'm online I'm shopping I see something I want I like I mean I don't know if you have the APP wish I wish I didn't have the APP wish because I get on there and sources like ai sorts all the cool knives and the flashlights that I could I mean I I love look I'll buy a flat a week you know just because I think they look sites stacked around my house I might just case the goes out I'm going to have fifty five flashlights never you know but I mean I I get lost in that and you know when I get a good deal when I see something that I liked and I and I also like to collect coins and whatnot you know I'm on the Internet searching actively I typically am on my mobile device but you know you guys you're you're answering that question as you speak as you just your apple's coming out now new bitcoin owners giving their hands free bitcoin allowing them to have a first introduction not only in my opinion Alex is that a really big deal that's exactly how I want bitcoin to be perceived by people coming into the space not that it's free but how simple how easy and how normal it is to get and this normalizes crypto this normalizes bitcoin specifically and allows that conceptualization from the average Joe who's never used bitcoin maybe saw it on the news to see hey wow I've got bitcoin right even if it goes down right now we all know bitcoin he's goes back up right now we have an all always gone back up to the all time high at this point but I don't think we'll ever be saying that for at least much longer I don't think we'll have that worry now let me ask you a kind of a personal question how often are you using lally I am addicted and it's it's got a bad like I will watch shop in store because we don't have in store right now I'm I'm biased though so I feel like I'm a super user and my home the whole channel that's just like how we're using the product and I think it's a good thing to be on channel I want to see some crazy stacks Blue like figure out hack that you can do in different ways in which you could like stack on top of it and Mercer Yeah so there's there's like I mean we we thousand merchants so there's a lot of merchants where if you really took the time to we're the ones getting the merchants and so we're like okay we'll get go like use it and I've actually feel like I'm probably a bad example I actually never encourage people to spend more than on things that they need of course you clearly when when you get that urge to buy a flashlight flashlight flashlight I might do one right now while we're on my flashlights keep going but I play this game with with a friend on another podcast he was like they they they named ten things like is random as possible I think from his wives Amazon shopping list and it was like a Himalayan Saul facemask and they will bite it Raleigh and I was able to find all time things it will allow under fifteen seconds and it will surprise me other shit I don't know if you will do this but ended up beyond do it so I think just about anything that anyone wants you if you ask US your life look for you invited one of our thousand merchants cool is if one day like we actually do the livestream can actually screen share and we could we could do demonstration because I have to do it because to me this interview is more I mean obviously I'm happy to make sure that lally get some exposure is not a sponsored in any way so the audience at home knows I came to them there's no exchange of anything it was literally just request for me to interview on interview Alex it based off of the the the really just the honest use case right I think it's really important that we share this with our friends and family the people who don't know Bitcoin I mean yes I want and Bitcoin to use lally I hope nothing success for lally because the bigger gets the more people will be using it but what I really want is I want people are listening to tell everybody else that's not in bitcoin about volley think it's a wonderful an easy experience for people to be able to use and like you just said it's not just the fact that like that you can get bitcoin it's that these people are probably giving you pretty good deals enticing you like you said to not use Amazon to not go to Walmart you know these are opportunities for you to shop and get the same things that you want to be rewarded and potentially even get a discount from from the the from the actual vendor in themselves now what I think is also really awesome is that to what you just said is if you go scroll through amount of partners it is I don't think I've gotten to the end I mean it's really long it's got to continuously update how many sponsor how many sponsors how many partners you have in this we have last I counted I think has nine sixty six thousand we're like working really hard to get there over the next few months but yes I I love to be challenged I think there's a few things that we don't let you buy it's like you can't buy a house on Lally bitcoin back unfortunately goal I'm working on getting a car merchant that's like South Harz Online's goodbye card give bitcoin back his name's Phil drum trying to get a few more but pretty much anything that you're looking for whether it's groceries travel clothing books pet supplies like you name it and office supplies is really big in just about everything that you're looking for we can find and you can give it back on you know as Lawley becomes more popular as user start coming in as downloads and obviously the use case you know not just gets bigger but it gets more extensive because DOPP Tunisia that will fall in line with what law is already doing you know you're just gonNa keep having more opportunities you're going to shift you're GonNa Change directions gonNa work do you see anything just from right now is there obviously I know you guys have company goals and those might even for the most part relatively private not saying that there's anything to hide but what are some public goals that you guys have stated or do you see certain things happening or are you trying to get to a certain place we're trying to get more countries international who was going to be a big initiative over the next few years so I think that Bitcoin tenure head start where they're in every country like everybody can use it it's it's like we want to fit within the ethos of Bitcoin and as a small scrappy startup it's difficult to expand internationally overnight so you companies do it successfully and we don't want to fail because we've expanded to much so finding that right balance where we're at a good place where we can expand international aid right now we're working really hard on on Canada's probably the next place that will expand to a lot of similar merchants we've done really well with those merchants and we've proven the use case that I think we can have competitive rates going into Canada and going through all the legalities of of with Fincen and thing to be able to legally operate in Canada is going to be a big hurdle that we have to get over and then expanding elsewhere so I will probably open it up to our community a lot of our community members even if they can't use lally our international they just love the idea as you said and so they're begging for us to bring it to their country so you know we want to expand their as quickly as possible the other thing is mobile shopping right now little shopping makes up about thirty to forty percent of all shopping so we went with the biggest pop part of the Pie and and people were shopping wet and were able to serve them with a thousand merchants on web server real use case they are mobile is something we're going to be watching over the next three months that I'm personally really excited about and it's GonNa get bitcoin in the hands of people and like right now people a huge purchases are molly and get a lot of coin back and so with with mobile people are going to be making lower purchase purchases like lower how to get this solved If you could get earned bitcoin for every day that you go get coffee every time you go get fries from McDonald's those sorts of experiences SAM's Club I mean Roku you got Microsoft I mean Logitech this is just for like you know I just pulled it up I clicked on computers and electronics things that are relevant somewhat to the space I mean these are big names Alex has done a great job you know bring in like when you if you had a bunch of stores nobody'd ever heard of base somewhere in middle I know where it might be one thing but these are legitimate office depot macy's Barnes and Nobles Verizon Wireless folks this is awesome this is if you're not using this what the heck are you doing and I mean.

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