35 Burst results for "Co Founder"
Small museum known for ground zero tours could shut in weeks
"New York's nine eleven tribute museum is poised to close within weeks the nine eleven tribute museum dates back to two thousand four at the site of a former Delhi steps away from ground zero nine eleven tribute museum is about the survivor community it's about those people that came down here as heroes to help support the rebuilding of lower Manhattan and are now sick with the toxins that they experience down here five million visitors have been through the museum but co founder and CEO Jennifer Adams Webb says the corona virus has hurt business unfortunately in March of twenty twenty we had to close our doors for six months and that really was difficult on top of the move and then we were able to re open in September of twenty twenty the outlook for the tribute museum is not good but we are still hoping that a champion could step forward Adams web sees a window of opportunity it is in the millions but it's not insurmountable the nine eleven tribute museum relies heavily on admission and tour fees I bet Donahue
Report: BLM Co-Founder Patrisse Cullors Tied to Other Groups With Spending ‘Red Flags’
"Black Lives Matter But let's cofounder Patrice colliers you remember her the commie Tied to other groups was spending red flags report Black Lives Matter cofounder Patrice colliers who resigned in the wake of a post expose or spending prion lavish homes It's tied to several other fundraising organizations whose finances raise potential red flags according to a new report One of the groups reform LA jails in 2019 collected more than 1.4 million of which 205,000 went to a consulting company owned by colliers in her spouse Janana Khan New York magazine said yeah Kan's about right Another 211,000 was paid to Collier's pal Who co wrote her memoir in about 86,000 was paid to an entertainment clothing and consulting company called trap heels which was started by Damon Turner the father of Collier's child according to the report Sounds like the maxim waters family where she's been following tons of money to her daughter Because she's such a campaign genius Reform LA jails also reportedly paid 270,000 to a consulting company run by its treasure Christman Bowers who's also known to shalom ya Bowers and has signed tax documents as the deputy executive director of Black Lives Matter global network Wow What a fraud the whole thing is a fraud
UK court to rule on request to send Assange to US for trial
"A a British British Appalachian Appalachian court court was was open open the the door door for for wikileaks wikileaks Julian Julian assigns assigns to to be be extradited extradited to to the the US US the the court court decision decision overturns overturns a a lower lower court court ruling ruling that that found found a a son son his his mental mental health health was was too too fragile fragile to to withstand withstand the the American American criminal criminal justice justice system system the the U. U. S. S. had had appealed appealed the the ruling ruling challenging challenging the the argument argument lawyer lawyer James James Lewis Lewis saying saying the the wikileaks wikileaks co co founder founder had had no no history history of of serious serious and and enduring enduring mental mental illness illness US US prosecutors prosecutors have have indicted indicted a a song song on on seventeen seventeen espionage espionage charges charges and and one one charge charge of of computer computer misuse misuse the the new new routing routing is is likely likely to to be be appealed appealed Charles Charles Taylor Taylor this this month month London London
Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey stepping down as CEO
"Twitter Twitter co co founder founder Jack Jack Dorsey Dorsey is is stepping stepping down down as as CEO CEO Twitter Twitter share share prices prices rose rose on on the the news news that that CEO CEO Jack Jack Dorsey Dorsey is is leaving leaving his his post post effective effective today today the the social social media media platform platform which which has has over over two two hundred hundred million million active active daily daily users users will will now now be be led led by by Barack Barack Arbor Arbor while while Twitter's Twitter's chief chief technology technology officer officer since since twenty twenty seventeen seventeen in in a a letter letter to to employees employees tweeted tweeted from from his his account account Dorsey Dorsey said said it it was was his his decision decision to to leave leave the the company company where where he he has has had had various various lead lead roles roles for for sixteen sixteen years years and and then then he he was was really really sad sad yet yet really really happy happy he he wrote wrote that that his his trust trust in in the the new new chief chief executive executive runs runs bone bone deep deep and and that that for for all all the the talk talk of of the the importance importance of of a a company company being being founder founder lead lead the the idea idea is is severely severely limiting limiting Dorsey Dorsey says says he'll he'll leave leave the the company's company's board board when when his his term term expires expires in in may may of of next next year year after after helping helping with with the the transition transition Paul Paul Barrett Barrett with with the the NYU NYU stern stern center center for for business business and and human human rights rights says says Dorsey Dorsey leaves leaves behind behind a a mixed mixed legacy legacy a a platform platform that's that's useful useful and and potent potent for for quick quick communication communication but but one one that's that's been been exploited exploited by by a a range range of of bad bad actors actors I'm I'm Jennifer Jennifer king king
A Digital Paradigm Shift Through the Lens of Finance - Greg Cross Co-founder of Soul Machines on Virtual Humans and Interactive Animation - Voicebot Podcast Ep 230 - burst 11
"I think of banking and finance is a good way includes the will becoming more transactional. Yeah when when. I grew up my mom and dad to go into the bank of reweight. Bank the patriot. Yo by that used to have to go to the bank every week. Get cash Yet this year that's long gone as many generations of technology that that have come along but is the bank managing you every single one of the customers by nice again Over time your so. We go through numerous now to the point where we'll right now and it what's happened in the code will in many parts of the world was young pool with you know seeing some of our big banking clients on a regular devices and people thought that pre cover that they had pretty high penetration rights of iran on smartphones. But guess what they went through the roof last year could banks because all of a sudden the banking completely Spliced retail bank The the the that that evolving competitive sh- paradigm shift between the banks and the digital banks and the traditional banks. We saw we actually is to become a stop become one So net will you. People have stopped yemen. This was something. I your head really thought about to be honest but i still into co own australian bank couple of weeks ago and Cash handling has plummeted one of the big reasons to have a retail retail branch which is cash handling a type of people. Don't wanna handle keishi anymore aside. We've move money as become eletronic Yeah and look. I obviously haven't traveled use the last twelve months. I mean in the in the us. Yo you can't go anywhere without a dollar bill but but literally The amount of cash physical cash in circulation this changing so these signs of some of the macro trends that again to emerge for of banking for retailing The consumer good as we stopped move forward into the future. I think of the rise of e-trade is an interesting example. Here before e-trade came up no one would think about buying stocks without a broker with. They had a personal relationship with charles. Schwab was popular. But you would call somebody place the order for you and what we see now is stock trading. There is no human behind it made if we look. Robin hood is sorta z. A perfect example of the next phase of that but you know obviously two generations past banking since then obviously with the kick in the pants from ed even accelerated that process which has been underway for twenty years. But i think you're drawing an interesting thesis here that every industry is going towards that same evolution. It's just the question is how far behind banking are they. Are they right behind banking and that they're going to this more high transactional relationship versus high relational interaction or are they. Are they a few years. Do they have a little time before. That really takes. Hold look I think every industry is every industry is having to think in in the in the world we live in today is having to figure out how mun digital impacts every aspect of business. Today i mean with me ultimately. We are in enterprise software. We sell solutions to begin prize. But i've got a. I've got a lad sales organization in the us and that that now selling to Yeah the now selling to Your c. level executives in big corporations Your enterprise selling young for my whole career has been about face to face interaction and building a relationship of this was a huge paradigm shift for you know for the industry And even in a business to business sick that the implications of digital the will we live in a having a real life impact on a day-to-day vice already You will learn about the efficiencies of being able to conduct more business. A and more meetings and digitally So y- is actually invading becoming an integral part of your the data. Dave way we would. We can now live Anywhere in the world and do jobs.
Speechly Origin - Hannes Heikenheimo Co-founder and CTO at Speechly - Voicebot Podcast Ep 228 - burst 07
"I had hobie project with a colleague in a a student friend of mine who who was a u u x experts and at that time fitbit was very popular job and it was a big thing so we had our fitbit's and and we were excited about that than we're following our calories or all of that and so then then we had this idea. Wouldn't it be cool. That in addition to the burn calories could somehow really nicely calculate the calories that we consume to be able to get a balance of of input and output and was a functionality in and fitbit to to do a meal diary but it was very cumbersome so so we had this idea that we need to make it easier for us to to follow that and we had this idea of of using voice there so so just like if you have a meal it would just list out the items that you eight and the system would compute the calories and so that was sort of a aside project that then i think was really the origin of of speech. Of course like speech we way of thinking because we had a very specific. You you ex you. I in our minds and so we studied the api's at that time and turned out. There was no api that could do the type of experience that we wanted to achieve and and so so that that was sort of the origin and then of course i was working at apple. So i i. I was in the sort of the The epicenter of voice working on on syria and then there was all these very interesting things happening like alexa came out around that time and also advanced like advances in speech recognition so there was a paper in two thousand sixteen from ibm where they got this. First results of human baratheon transcription accuracy. That all of these things sort of somehow brewed in in in my head. And and and so so that i would say those were the things that that then sort of originated the idea behind speech by but a big portion of it was the hobie project we started out with with my
Co-Founder of Yield Guild Games Gabby Dizon on Why He Started YGG
"Everybody welcome to another episode of venture stories by village global on here today joined by few special guests. We've gabby dion of g. G and linda shay of skelter linda gabby welcome to the buck s. Thanks for having me expecting us awesome. I'm here joined by mike. Majko's lucas baio at village. Global team lucas. Welcome awesome so maybe as as an introduction gabby one one you for those unfamiliar. Why don't you introduce what is why did he. And what compelled you to start it. Sure so why did you or you'll games is laid to earn gaming guild. So it's a community of gamers that flavius different. Nfc based games similar to axiom. Senate the the give it self Think of a world of work yield exempt up. The guilt itself owns these assets that if we invest in and then we land out these assets to our blair community around the world so that they can play An ebay games and actually earn some money from them and some historical overview about how this category came to be okay so played. The earn is a pretty new phenomenon. I would say just start the last year of been in the blockchain gaming space since early two thousand eighteen and really experimenting long like what what really could be the use case of blockchain games so there have been a lot of discussion on how players having ju- ownership which means that if i haven't nfc. I really own it. There's interoperability but one of the use cases emerged last year is that you could use these. And if these to play a game and win some currency rewards. So these are these are in game rewards. That could be exchanged for For fiat money And that's helped me started the axiom affinity popular lice this Model and it started gaining traction here in my home country. The philippines last year during the early part of a lapdog when people in their royal philippines started Discovered acting started laying as a way to earn money while they were laid off stuck on It's clearly no knowing dumb and it really just up there
The Creation Story of Bounce With Co-Founder, CEO Cody Candee
"Outsourcing network of local businesses all around the world big cities we operate different services inside of these businesses for the main one where the bulk of bounce is all around luggage storage. When you're traveling. Now let's check in check out day. You might have all your things in place to keep them with. Bouncy can open our app or a website and find a place to go and leave your thanks for the day the businesses that we work with make extra revenue off that after traffic and travellers all day of their vacation or business travel or whatever it. Is we see leaving golfer. Events wilson launched another product this year package acceptance rate on top of our existing network. You can send your packages to about slow pitch and help with traveling or if he lives in a city doorman i can't be around. Two receivers earned delivery so yeah sorta long-term and we'll be building bounds to help these small businesses make more money and then on your side we exist to basically keep people from not having to plan their days around there things anymore so luggage storage package. Acceptance tools will add more in the future in two thousand fourteen. I was working in san francisco. Some friends some co workers in the scrap. Some drinks after work. Someone said i'm going to join. But i'm gonna go all the way home. I drop off my bag and being minimalist that i am. You know living by this lawsuit that you're thinks she hold you down. I thought crazy how common it is for people to literally go way out of the way to plan the whole evening around there. Things spend extra money on taxis or the ubers and yeah it's crazy. So how can we solve problem. That night i was far. And i took the back of a menu. And we're just like writing all radios that came to my head including inbound that first day and the big vision is can we build a cloud computing infrastructure for the physical distributed storage everywhere. I mean you go with your thanks to you
When It Comes to Business, Ignore the Real World
"Reworked book with a look at the essay entitled ignore the real world this goes into that common trope that new ideas are bound to fail or that these things may work for a company like base camp but would never work for company x. and as always i'm joined by base camp co-founders and the authors of rework david meyer hanson. Welcome thank you and jason freed. Welcome sean. I've noticed in a lot of these essays. Start with something along the lines of you always hear someone has said xyz and in this case the quote you use is that idea would never work in the real world is still something that that you find pretty prevalent yet. But that's the that's the standard rebuttal. I still is or or or there's a variation of it which is like that would never work for us. That would never work in our company and so that would never work in. The real world is kind of a catchall for all those variations on that rebuttal. But yeah we still hear that. I think what's interesting is that One of the things we heard up until a year ago is that remote work would never work here or there or everywhere. Feel like dr seuss thing there. But what's nice is that that myth was busted obviously know during difficult circumstances but everyone had it was forced to basically work remotely and it it works. Now it's hard in some ways and some people didn't do quite right and there's all their challenges that come up and there's isolation's all that stuff but at least like the real world in that case was forced to reckon with a situation that what were the real world had to give for second people had to try something new it worked so i think anytime you can bust a myth or sort of for someone to try. Something they believe is impossible is a good is a good time was a good moment. And that's what we just had happened of the past year or so. I think the other
Very Big Things Founder Chris Stegner on Outsourcing the Role of Technical Co-Founder
"I wouldn't have thought that investors would be willing to back accompany where the key part of what they do is outsource to someone else. You realize this was a thing because you worked in a venture capital firm. And what did what were you seeing that made you say i think i have new idea for what i know. I love it. That's a that's a great question So to your point. I was i was a cto and junior partner ida vc fund in biscuit the idea was we cut a check to a startup for three to five million bucks on at that. Point is supposed to jump in helping figure out whatever game whether it's the good market strategy monetization their development design. Whatever it was and something that i'd get plagued with was say okay. Here's three million bucks now build a deb team or expand your one person deb team to a real dev team because we want to see all this stuff that built in the next six months gave you three million bucks six months better be done ready to rock and then six months later. They're sitting there and they're still trying to hire two or three people that can just work well together. Didn't lie on their resume. Paying there wasn't drama k. or they realized. Hey we need front. People need back in people. Need all these roles and it's just taking a long time to hire them so there's dad said things which drove us to say to them. Okay forget about building a team right now. You can do that over time. Just go and hire agency. An agency is the flip side or they're like cool. Give us a scope. Give us a check. Give us three months and we'll come back. And here's your product and good luck right okay for anybody building. Businesses especially businesses her determine agile. You need to be constantly paying attention to what's happening. Throughout the development what features people are liking doing focus group testing all these different things for the actual in product. Should never really be you. Set out to build on day one and there was no agency to do this purity. So it's it's the old best advice entrepreneur ever solve your own problem right. So at that point. I just i grabbed from the fund our vp of investment. Our creative director. You hire them away from the bbc fund hired him away okay said hey guys. This is a problem. We're all facing. Nobody solved it. Why don't we meet the guys solve it. People have the same problem
Who Are the Taliban's Leaders and Its Rank-and-File?
"The taliban took back control of afghanistan. There's been a lot of waiting wondering and worrying about how they will rule the country but we wanted to go bit more granular and ask who makes up the taliban today. It's not a simple question and we don't expect a simple answer. I'm lead hucker is going to take a stab at it. He's the editor of the afghan. I an independent media outlet and he's based in london. I'm eddie first. Question is about the person who's been named the head of the taliban led afghan government will abdelghani. Dr who is he well. He is from southern upon istana and he essentially cut his teeth in the outgun political battlefield during the soviet invasion and occupation he partook in was called the soviet jihad and obviously after the withdrawal of the soviet forces and the collapse of the puppet communist government we saw a surge in infighting amongst the mujahedeen and in one thousand nine hundred four essentially. What were a group of virginia dean. Commanders leaders and southern onto stone got together and formed a political organization called the taliban and now the taliban means literally students and as a social educational network existed for centuries in the south of the country from which malabo that is from. But this was the first time they became a political organization so malabo brought is essentially for all intents and purposes a co founder of. That's audubon a veteran. I wanna move to the rank and file members of the taliban who are they in terms of background education. Where they're from the rank and file it's difficult to sort of characterize them as a monolith however the way in which we could essentially characterize them as generally rural religiously educated so they are literally can read and they can write and generally very young. So almost you know. In that mid-twenties most of them don't remember the toddler bonds previous government in late nineteen ninety s rather their only real remembered experiences of living off the two thousand guantanamo
How Will the Taliban Govern Afghanistan?
"Now that the taliban has swept back into power in afghanistan after twenty years of war there shortly planning to reveal a new government. The new administration is keen to be recognized by the west as a legitimate power as the country faces economic meltdown and his badly in need of donor. Funds will join me on the line. Now is lynn o'donnell former ap and af bureau chief in afghanistan lynn. Thanks for coming on the program again. Before two thousand one when the taliban previously controlled the country what was the system of government. They used the hydro georgina. Thanks for having me on. It was pretty much a top down system with mullah omar the woman i'd later and co founder of the organization. Very much in charge. We're seeing now is is pretty much It looks like they going to have the man who has The job the position. That laura my head harbour tiller khanzada also as a symbolic head with finger bad conservatories that he hasn't been seen in public for a couple of years and they have been rumors that he died of covered last year. So there remains to be seen. But i'm below that pew type sort of symbolic position There is likely to be twelve man governing shura council and there were there was talk a couple of weeks diamonds. People that i was discussing this with that they would be. They were aiming for an inclusive style of government. That would bring me in People from an ethnic and religious groups that are not of the Same ilk the as the taliban instance Has ours was based at tadjiks and as she is but what they've been doing. So far indicates says inclusivity is not really likely to be at the heart of what if a government i come up with in the near
GOP's McCarthy Warns Tech Companies Not to Accept Records Request From Jan. 6 Committee
"Committee. That is investigating the insurrection attack on the capital on january. Sixth wants the phone records from some pro. Insurrectionist republicans from that day and now minority leader. Kevin mccarthy and fellow republicans are lashing out earlier. This week bipartisan. select committee. Told thirty five. Private tech companies including apple facebook google and major cellphone carriers to preserve phone records which may be relevant to its investigation. Response mccarthy issued a pretty transparent threat to punish those same companies warning quote. A republican majority will not forget. And so we're left with scenario. Republicans don't seem willing to argue the merits of the case sort of brushing aside instead relying on this. Frankly thuggish rhetoric throwing out even the pretense of reasonable discourse order debate about the law in favor of just sheer intimidation. Politics and served as associate counsel during president barack obama's first term. He's the co founder and executive director of the nonprofit protect democracy which is working to combat the country's slide towards torturing him and he joins me. Now i have to say. I was even by the standards of our era i was. I was pretty shocked by that. Threat that just explicit threat in that kevin mccarthy statement. There's lots of folks saying that itself should trigger some kind of ethics investigation that it itself violate certain codes of conduct reaction to seeing. I think it's worse an ethics violation Mccarthy essentially did is something that i've been calling autocratic capture which is when authoritarian government actors. Us government power to bully private businesses and being their political allies. In this that political lackeys. It's something the mubarak regime did an egypt for decades. It's what vladimir. Putin doesn't russia. It's what talk carlson's hero Doesn't hungry it's not a dynamic that any american ceo should want to take hold here and if they give into this behavior. they're going to embolden. So i think what american private sector needs to be talking about is forming a lehto article five like mutual defense that if autocratic politicians gonna come after one come after all of them led mccarthy take on the entire american private sector.
Zack Reneau-Wedeen Leaves Google Podcasts on a High
"The founder of google. Podcasts zach renault. Were dean has left the company. He's now working on crypto currency for investment platform. Robin hood. we understand. He hadn't been working on podcasts within the company for some time. Gay bender google podcasts product. Lead left in april two. Who's driving google podcasts. Today steve mcclendon a former co founder of sixty db which google bought in two thousand. Seventeen describes himself on twitter as working on podcast stuff at google and the team is also working on a tech refresh of feed burner. So what did zach achieve. While the google podcasts android app hit one hundred million downloads in april and july both sprout reports that it had hates three percent of all. Podcast plays baking google podcasts. The world's third largest podcast app behind apple and spotify. Podcasts are also highlighted within the main google search and google podcast link quirks on every single android phone since the players actually built into the always present. Google app and the same link also works on ios and desktop as well
Q&A: Should I Share MRR With My Employees?
"My co-founder. And i probably be hiring someone in the near future i hire. I was just wondering when you hired in the past. Would you share financial metrics like m. are with employees or. Would you keep that just between you and your co founder is curious to hear what other people do in this situation. It's a good question davis and think the way i would do. It is the way that i did it with drip to be honest if felt weird to me to not share r. m. r. was was our. Kpi right it was the key performance indicator that drove the business and if mara was growing than the business was successful. I'll say. I mean that was the number one. Of course everything flows out of of mr. I wanna be clear. Obviously happy customers happy employees. There's a bunch of stakeholders but just to boil it down to one number to me. It is immoral. Tell so much about your market share about your enterprise value. If you were to sell the company about how much profit you could potentially have all these things so everything flows from our then. It's right like the lower your turn the faster. Mtr is going to grow and without telling let's see my marketers or my customer success people or even my developers where we were it would have felt weird. I think people will likely if they're working for you and they don't know you're probably think it's a lot more than it is and that can sometimes lead issues in terms of why not getting paid more wire. We so stingy with our amazon hosting or why are we paying more for xyz service. Why don't we have better benefits or whatever versus if they start and it's like yeah. We make thirty grand a month and you can do the math here. There's four of us. We're pretty much at break. Even which is in essence. What i would tell every employee i would hire at drip obviously before we were acquired because once we required we were venture backed essence. But i would tell them you know you're going to learn what are monthly recurring revenue is. I'm gonna let you know that we spend all of that every month sometimes more to grow this company so what i was trying to do is level set. You see that number. That's forty grand sixty grand one hundred grand whatever month that is not going into my personal bank account. This business is in essence. A growth business and growth costs money
The Difference Between Keywords and Topics With MarketMuse Co-Founder Jeff Coyle
"Talk to me a little bit about the the difference between keywords topics and wire breath depth important in the both of those or so. A topic is more like a concept so it can be an entity. It's a group of concepts and a keyword will typically live inside that pool of topics right so good way to think about a somewhat higher. But i like to connect key words to intent as well in addition to talking about topics keywords so semantic relatedness typically relates to the saying if you are going to cover this one topic. It's highly likely or these are other related topics to that core topic and keywords can live at it within those like. I always joke around. It's like there's keywords that a live within a topic it's the square rectangle thing. There's sometimes you don't know the difference between a keyword as how great Approach all of those things similarly to say. I want to cover this really well. I want to achieve goals for the user. That i'm gonna write against and if i'm going to build on a topic that is general right. I one hundred. Are there different meanings for this specific topic. How fractured is the specific topic for intense. So if people are searching for this specific topic are they at different stages of the funnel that's intent fracture but they also could be meaning descended. Uation i mean right. So if it's an acronym if somebody's typing in crm a might be talking about customer like you should management. That might be talking about you. Know some other for that thing in your case. When you're talking about ben shapiro versus benjamin shapiro. We're talking about two person entities. That have different needs right so it's a little bit different there but the topics that you cover you wanna be covering them so that it tells the story that you actually know what you're talking about so you have all the intense covers. You have all those keyword variants covered. But you're telling that story the same way
Visa Buys a Punk as Bitcoin Returns to $50K
"As i discussed on saturdays weekly recap. Bitcoin had just made a nice little punch-up heading into the weekend last night on sunday. Bitcoin lifted its head above fifty thousand where it remained until about an hour ago at the time of this recording. Some have called this last month. The short squeeze rally referring to the fact that it was started as bitcoin held above thirty thousand dollars in the face of numerous short positions that forced those shortsellers to buy more at higher prices to keep their positions open to being a boom short-squeeze. Whatever the cause over the last thirty days. Bitcoin is up around forty six percent and bitcoins peak in the last twenty four hours around fifty thousand two hundred three month high. Bitcoin is now recorded gains for five consecutive weeks. Which is its longest winning streak in september of last year. Matthew did the co founder and coo at stack funds said that this rally unlike some of our previous frenetic moves up hasn't been driven by derivatives bets but instead by spot buying quote looking at funding in the options market. This rally still appears to be spot driven. Our expectation is that this break of psychological resistance will likely result in a rotation back to bitcoin in the coming weeks with the next target of sixty thousand dollars. This idea of a lot of spot buying driving things seems to be affirmed by data from into the block which shows that institutions in. Wales appear to have been accumulating alongside price growth. They tweeted institutions in wales. Getting increasingly bullish on bitcoin as prices have climbed over the past few weeks the volume addresses with at least one thousand. Bitcoin are showing a positive correlation with bitcoins. Price of point seven five in q. Three
Ghost Kitchens See Light of Day During Pandemic
"Of ghost kitchens is expanding exponentially, as is investment in the concept. What's a ghost kitchen and then those? No, It's not a place where ghost is the chef Michelle Romano, Tech entrepreneur and co founder of Clear Coat. These are very small kitchens that are designed to serve only customers. That order from them from platforms like seamless or uber eats. And so there's no need for a storefront. There's no need for guests eating, Romano says. That means you don't have to invest a million dollars to start up a ghost kitchen like you would a regular restaurant. You can set up a ghost kitchen now. $50,000. Now This isn't just about startups and entrepreneurs. Grocery giant Kroger will begin preparing restaurant meals from Ralph's location in Los Angeles this fall. More kitchens will be added in stores later this year in a joint venture with Kitchen United, which specializes in ghost kitchens. As many as six different restaurant companies, including local, regional and national brands will be featured. Gregg
"co founder" Discussed on Tribe Talk Connection
"Resources and connections to make Jewish choices that they can feel proud of and connected to find meaning. I don't know if I can add anything to that. I think we really want tribe. Talk to be a place from the college selection process all the way through graduation, where we provide them with information on the college selection education on anti-Semitism anti-zionism as well as all the mirror organizations that are available on campus all the way through the student connection student stories, all the way through graduation, empowering them to find the most meaningful Jewish life that they can on campus that they want job. For themselves. So I think we need to grow our movement. I think we have as we shared earlier, I think that we are onto something and we have discovered that there's a niche that's not being met and our audience is growing older and one younger, frankly cuz we know that there's a need. We even in the junior high school and in the high school environments. And frankly, what I love very much to see is a mechanism for people to latch onto and join a r g. Not join our tribe and become more informed and to bring in an opportunity to learn more about the work that we're doing into their schools zip codes. No longer matter. And I know that I'm excited to share with the group that may not know who are listening the back in April, when we first launched, our first podcast, we actually went International. So we're excited to say we've got, we got game and we want to continue to grow our own network. And we need it with all of your help and tell your friends. And really, more importantly come to our website, 5, talk. Org and join us. We have a lot to share and we want to hear from you. I would add the song. To be grow, we're going to look to expand our Geographic presence. And one of the benefits of being online and online platform is that we don't need to be anywhere right now. We've sort of saturated or restarting to saturate the Bots Community, but we do hope to pick the next 10 to 15 cities and roll out and become more nationally known and recognized and get more kids onto the website and bring more organization together so that we can truly be this Central resource for students and organizations that are focused in a Target spot. Sweet spot of that of that bridge between high school and college. I actually would just add one more thing. I think Michelle framed it nicely. I actually think it's high school college and Beyond because we know that a lot of our students are going on to get graduate degrees and sadly many of these campuses that I'm thinking of one in particular, in New York is a hotbed for activity against anti-israel sentiment. And so I think it's, it doesn't end and we are not just sunsetting at an age in, in particular, so it's it's about Seekers of knowledge and helping those dead. Need to have agency as they grow and evolve into the best students and Learners. And humans, they can be, this was really Illuminating. And I want to thank Michelle black, Robin Friedman and Jude Sydney, the 3000 founders of tribe talk. Thanks so much guys for doing the podcast..
"co founder" Discussed on Tribe Talk Connection
"All the way through graduation empowering them to find the most meaningful jewish life that they can on campus that they wanna make for themselves so i think we need to grow our movement. I think we have as we've shared earlier. Think we are onto something and we have discovered that. There's a niche. That's not being met and our audience is growing older and it's growing younger. Frankly because we know that there's a need we even in the junior high school and in the high school environments. And frankly what i love very much to see is a mechanism for people to latch onto enjoying r. J. join our tribe and become more informed and to bring in an opportunity to learn more about the work that we're doing into their schools zip codes no longer matter and i know that i'm excited to share with the group that may not know who are listening the back in april may i launched our first podcast. We actually went international. So we're excited to say we've got we got game And we wanna continue to grow are really are network and we need it was all of your out and tell your friends and really more importantly come to our website. Five talk dot word and join us. We have a lot to share and we want to hear from you. I would add that as we grow. We're gonna look to expand our geographic presence and one of the benefits of being online online platform is that we don't need to be anywhere right now. We sort of saturated are starting to saturate the boston community. But we do hope to pick the next ten to fifteen cities and roll out and become more nationally known and recognized and get more kids onto the website in bringing more organization together so that we can truly be central resource for students in organizations. That are focused in a target spot. Sweet spot of that of that bridge between high school and college. I actually will just add one more thing i think. Michelle framed it nicely. I actually think it's high school college and beyond because we know that a lot of our students are going to get graduate degrees and sadly many of these campuses. And i'm thinking of one in particular in new. York is a hotbed for activity against anti israel sentiment. And so i think it's it doesn't end and we are not just sunsetting at an age in particular so it's it's about seekers of knowledge and helping those continue to have agency as they grow in evolve into the best students and learners and humans. They can be this was really illuminating. I wanna thank michelle. Black robin freeman and jude sydney. The three co founders of tribe. Talk thanks so much. Guys for doing the podcast. Thank you for giving us the chance to share our vision with a greater group of people were really looking forward to the future and it was nice to have the opportunity to talk a little bit more about the organization. What we're trying to achieve. Thank you jordan. It was a pleasure to talk to you about this. You've been with us from the very beginning. And it was really. We appreciate the opportunity to share our vision. What we're working on. I just want to mention that we would not be able to do this. With the support of the good people fund They are a fiscal sponsor. There are support. They are a wonderful sponsor generally and we would not be able to be where we are without them and also without two other key advisers. Dr rachel fish. Who's the head of the kraft family foundation against antisemitism together beat hate and also read the barsky who is the director of the jewish teen initiative at combined. Yours philanthropies.
"co founder" Discussed on Tribe Talk Connection
"All the way through graduation empowering them to find the most meaningful jewish life that they can on campus that they wanna make for themselves so i think we need to grow our movement. I think we have as we've shared earlier. Think we are onto something. We have discovered that. There's a niche. That's not being met and our audience is growing older growing younger. Frankly because we know that there's a need we even in the high school and in the high school environments and frankly what i love very much to see is a mechanism for people to latch onto enjoying r. J. join our tribe and become more informed and to bring in an opportunity to learn more about the work that we're doing into their schools zip codes no longer matter and i know that i'm excited to share with the group that may not know who are listening the back in april may i launched our first podcast. We actually went international. So we're excited to say we've got we got game And we wanna continue to grow are really are network and we need it was all of your out and tell your friends and really more importantly come to our website. Five talk dot word and join us. We have a lot to share and we want to hear from you. I would add that as we grow. We're gonna look to expand our geographic presence and one of the benefits of being online online platform is that we don't need to be anywhere right now. We sort of saturated are starting to saturate the boston community. But we do hope to pick the next ten to fifteen cities and roll out and become more nationally known and recognized and get more kids onto the website in bringing more organization together so that we can truly be central resource for students in organizations. That are focused in a target spot. Sweet spot of that of that bridge between high school and college. I actually will just add one more thing i think. Michelle framed it nicely. I actually think it's high school college and beyond because we know that a lot of our students are going to get graduate degrees and sadly many of these campuses. And i'm thinking of one in particular in new. York is a hotbed for activity against anti israel sentiment. And so i think it's it doesn't end and we are not just sunsetting at an age in particular so it's it's about seekers of knowledge and helping those continue to have agency as they grow and evolve into the best students and learners and humans. They can be this was really illuminating. I wanna thank michelle. Black robin freeman and jude sydney. The three co founders of tribe. Talk thanks so much. Guys for doing the podcast. Thank you for giving us the chance to share our vision with a greater group of people were really looking forward to the future and it was nice to have the opportunity to talk a little bit more about the organization. What we're trying to achieve. Thank you jordan. It was a pleasure to talk to you about this. You've been with us from the very beginning. And it was really. We appreciate the opportunity to share our vision. What we're working on. I just want to mention that we would not be able to do this without the support of the good people fund They are a fiscal sponsor. There are support. They are a wonderful sponsor generally and we would not be able to be where we are without them and also without two other key advisers. Dr rachel fish. Who's the head of the kraft family foundation against antisemitism together beat hate and also read the barsky who is the director of the jewish teen initiative at combined. Yours philanthropies in boston. These three organizations and people have been so supportive of us and we wouldn't be where we are today without them. We look forward to more.
"co founder" Discussed on Tribe Talk Connection
"And when i get together with folks. Whether it's my father-in-law ninety two and wanna hear about the work in the world that he lived in and still lives in terms of fights that he continues to have as a up stander. Leave it there. I do feel like it's about stories. People want to hear the stories. On what i think makes us uniquely Different is that we have on our website stories and scenarios of what college students shared when they been confronted with a challenge and they've been very vulnerable and very open and very authentic about what they knew or they didn't know what they wish they knew. And how they unpack these stories for our audience and it's really quite extraordinary. We originally talked about this organization as being four high school students by college students. There's probably a better way to say that we thought about having this be a initiative that really highlighted the voice of the college student for the high school students. One of the dimensions of our website is really hearing individuals students stories and we want us want track. Talk to be a neutral entrusted source of content. We don't want take a position. We want to offer opportunities for the students themselves to hear from others and learn about what's important to them through the lens of their peers and i think tried talk is really fitting for that type of conversation. In fact our next webinar is going to be a student. Only webinar that is going to be called current college students. Ask me anything soon-to-be talking about college and we have a panel of were lining up a panel of college students to talk to high school students and had any of their questions answered. That's really the heart of tribe talk. Let's talk about the future. What are your hopes and aspirations going forward michelle. Let's start with you. One of the main goals of for tribe talk is to help. Jewish students find their way to college through the college search process. Once they're on campus empowering them to feel proud of being jewish on campus and preparing them to encounter any antisemitism and anti zionism challenges they may face. We really hope to be the bridge from high school to college by.
"co founder" Discussed on Tribe Talk Connection
"Give our students an incredible AP education. You know, they take advanced placement European history and calculus and all of these things. And when it comes to Israel, many times, our students are getting more of an elementary education. Be getting a love of Israel, but they're not getting a nuanced version of a nuanced. Understanding of what is happening in Israel. What's happening with the conflict, what's happening in the region and we're about to do approximately twenty podcasts, that we recorded over the summer. And they'll be released. Released on a weekly basis there about 20 minutes each and they start off From pre state of Israel and they go to current-day. The podcast will give a much more nuanced understanding of the region of Israel than we've seen in the past. And I think that they'll be valuable for both students and parents alike. I would simply just say that several of the students, all the students set in over the course of the summer to hear the taping of these sessions, and many have reached out asking after when they're going to be released. So, I think they'll be very excited to know. We're almost ready for prime time before we close out. I want to talk to you about the name. Tribe, talk sketchy, and there's a lot of meaning in it. I'll start so tribe talk. Kind of can sort of vary a literal. We started out. We were something a little bit different called tribe, talk connection, and we have now moved tribe talk. We feel like it's edgier and a little cleaner but we are the tribe. We are Jews. We are trying, we are people Hood, we have Heritage. So to me, we tell our stories through, who we are, as who wage You know, the origins of the people Hood, the chosen people. And so I think part of that really comes very naturally to who we are and to me it felt like people want to hear our stories and when I get together with folks, whether it's my father-in-law 92 and want to hear about the works in the world that he lived in and still lives..
"co founder" Discussed on Tribe Talk Connection
"Child find a college. You will see that. There are many different places to go to look for information about jewish life on college campus. But there's no one central resource so there's one website you can go to find out about antisemitic. Hate incidents that have been reported. There is a different website you can go to to learn about schools that have hill. Elle's there's a different website that you can go to to learn about. Schools are do not have wells. You can look on the school's website itself we're trying to do by the college. Comparison is take information from all those sources and put it into one complete guide. So if you wanna get you wanna compare one university versus another. You'll be able to sit in one organization one website and compare the two organizations. What kind of jewish life. They have whether they offer services. What kind of services whether they have kosher food. What kind of jewish organizations are on campus. Everything down to whether they have in a jewish acapella group jude another part of the population. You wanna reach has to be the parents of these high school and college kids. Think that's according to the students had game. But the parents he'd have gained two they can't be in conversation with the students and their kids and other kids frankly if they have no sense of of understanding of what the nuance. Perspectives are whether it's about israel or whether it's about anti zionism in semitism parents need to still understand what all the alphabet soup is as well so they can be informed and help guide their their sons and daughters and this is a village to raise a community. And we're all helping raise a larger community together. It's been a year. And i know you've seen some really cool progress so judy i'll start with you. An example of how tribe talk has really helped some students. So it's a great question jordan. One of the stories was actually really interesting with one of our fellows. One of the twenty five from the summer..
"co founder" Discussed on Tribe Talk Connection
"Who's ever worked on helping their child find a college. You will see that. There are many different places to go to look for information about jewish life on college campus. But there's no one central resource so there's one website you can go to find out about antisemitic. Hate incidents that have been reported. There is a different website you can go to to learn about schools that have hill. Elle's there's a different website that you can go to to learn about. Schools are do not have wells. You can look on the school's website itself we're trying to do by the college. Comparison is take information from all those sources and put it into one complete guide. So if you wanna get you wanna compare one university versus another. You'll be able to sit in one organization one website and compare the two organizations. What kind of jewish life. They have whether they offer services. What kind of services whether they have kosher food. What kind of jewish organizations are on campus. Everything down to whether they have in a jewish acapella group jude another part of the population. You wanna reach has to be the parents of these high school and college kids. Think that's according to the students had game but the parents need have gained two. They can't be in conversation with the students and their kids and other kids. Frankly if they have no sense of of understanding of what the nuance. Perspectives are whether it's about israel or whether it's about anti zionism in semitism parents need to still understand what all the alphabet soup is as well so they can be informed and help guide their their sons and daughters and this is a village to raise a community..
"co founder" Discussed on Tribe Talk Connection
"Oh, look, this person goes to Tufts and is available to talk to me so that we can be connector. Ultimately, we'd love to be a roommate connector and all kinds of program connector, but we'd like students to be able to connect with each other and have an ability to do that in a way that they don't currently have. And let me just add that we're doing all this on a multimedia platform that young people can identify with that. They're hip to Michelle. I think what we're trying to build is a network of connections for our students, as well as for the organizations that we're collaborating with in the high school space and on the college campus. So this idea of bringing people together is at the base is at the base of what we're trying to do. There are lots of cool multimedia, elements job That you'll find a tribe talk. Org. Let's focus on just one of them, robbing talk about the college comparison feature and why that's so valuable for anybody who's ever worked on helping their child, find a college, you will see that there are many different places to go to look for information about Jewish life, on college campus. But there's no one Central resource. So there's one website that you can go to, to find about anti-semitic hate incidents that have been reported. There's a different website. You can go to to learn about schools that have he'll L's. There's a different website that you can go to to learn about schools that are do not have Hillel. You can look on the school's website itself. What we're trying to do by the college comparison is take information from all of those sources and put it into one complete guide. So if you want, I can get you want to compare one University versus another. You'll be able to sit in one organization, one website, and compare the two organizations, what kind of Jewish life they have whether they offer services will cut off? Services. Whether they have kosher food, what kind of Jewish organizations are on campus, everything down to whether they have an a Jewish acapella group dude, another part of the population you want to reach has to be the birth parents of these high school and college kids. Think it's important that students have gained, but the parents could have gained too cuz they can't be in conversation with the students and their kids and other kids. Frankly, if they had no sense of of understanding of what the new ones perspectives are, whether it's about Israel, or whether it's about any design is more in semitism..
"co founder" Discussed on Tribe Talk Connection
"You're finding your people. And so what. I think is really important. What i see tribe talk really doing defining who we are in this landscape Very complicated organizational. Whatever it is is that we're giving these kids agency and they're finding the ladders of the kids. Were a little bit older than them. A little bit younger than them and they are knitting together fabric of a community of caring individuals that are stepping up. And saying hey this is not okay. This is my college experience too so again. What i tried talk is unique in terms of what it's creating as we are in. Its berthier ninety. Nine ashi anniversary net yet but soon is really about the connectivity and building a stronger vibrant community on whatever college campus. Our students our kids or other kids are finding to be their best choice for their college experience. In the audience that tribe talk dot org is addressing is certainly the high school student..
"co founder" Discussed on Tribe Talk Connection
"Student. But it's also the college student junior or senior year. It's never too late to get the information you need to survive and thrive on campus. Right and i think one of the things that we are not We'll probably talk about this. Oh further down in the The interview is we are not an advocacy group because thankfully ad l. and san with us in opener media helped of many many many other organizations. That are out there that are doing important work that we can direct our students to go to to get clarity to learn about having more of an understanding about topics that just don't feel as well informed so again it's really about that landscape. What i call the ground the ground cover if you will to really give them a chance to be able to start to identify. What is it that i know and what is it. I'm still that. I'm lacking knowledge in and awareness So i think that's really really important to differentiate who we are in a sea of other acronyms out there. I was gonna follow up on. Jude's point the landscape knowing where to go when you get on campus and how to find your jewish path and the meaning in your jewish on campus is so integral to what we're doing here. It's not only the standing up for your jewish identity and standing up for israel standing up for who you want to be as you become a young adult in the world and so if you really care about hillary that's great if you wanna be in the jewish fraternity we understand to what tried talk. Doing is not only the anti zionist anti-semitism is also doing the meaning making on campus finding a place for these jewish students to come in find a place of belonging in connection. That is so true. Michelle this is really a group of people and organization that is looking to do something positive for the students and create a sense of community as we do so robin suburb building community in two different ways. One way is. We started this year with an internship program. We had twenty five insurance this summer. High school.
"co founder" Discussed on Tribe Talk Connection
"And so, you know, we have a wonderful consult who's working with us. Rachel fish. And I'm always wanted to Steve podcast that she recorded in fact with you Jordan about having your gang, finding your feet, finding your people. And so what I think is really important what I see tribe talk really doing in defining who we are in this landscape. Of very complicated organizational, whatever it is is that we're giving these kids agency and they're finding the ladders of the kids are a little bit older than me. A little bit younger than them and they are needing together fabric of a community of caring individuals that are stepping up and saying, hey, this is not okay. This is my college experience too. So I guess that's what I think tribe talk is unique in terms of what it's creating as we are in. Its first year, not even actually anniversary net yet but soon is really about the connectivity and building a stronger community on whatever college campus, our students are kids or other kids are finding to be their best choice for their college experience. And the audience that tribe talk. Org is addressing his certainly, the high school student, but it's also the college student, junior, or senior year, it's never too late to get the information. You need to survive and thrive on campus, right? And I think one of the things that we are not, and I will probably talk about this little further down in the, the interview is, we are not an advocacy group because thankfully ADL and seeing with us and opened or media, the many, many, many other authors, Nations that are out there that are doing important work, that we can direct our students to go to to get clarity to learn about having more of an understanding around topics than just don't feel as well. Informed. So again, it's really about that landscape. What I would call the ground, the ground cover, if you will to really give them a chance to be able to start identify, what is it? That I know. And what is it that I'm still at that, I'm lacking knowledge and and and awareness. And so I think that's really really important to differentiate who we are. And let's see of other acronyms out there. I was going to follow up on Jude's point the landscape knowing them to go when you get on campus and how to find your Jewish path. And the meaning in your Jewish experience, on campus is so integral to what we're doing here, it's not only the standing up for your Jewish identity and standing up for Israel, it's needing up for who you want to be as you become a young adult in the world. And so, if you really care about Hillel or habad, that's great. If you want to be in the Jewish fraternity, wage, Understand that to what tribe talk is doing, is not only the anti-zionist anti-Semitism. It's also doing the meaning making on campus, finding a place for these Jewish students to come back on and find a place of belonging and connection. That is so true..
"co founder" Discussed on Tribe Talk Connection
"We'll do it online. And then shortly thereafter we realized zoom is not a place for six hour seminar particularly since the kids. Were already zoomed out. From all of the schoolwork they ended up doing online and slowly but surely as a result of that we created tribe. Talk which is really an information hub as well as a connection in all. Stay with you if it's okay. Let's define the challenge. The problem where tribe talk can certainly make a difference so let me start by saying not every student who goes to college ends up being confronted by anti semitism anti zionism that is certainly not the case and a lot of students go to school and have a great experience and don't really have any sort of interaction with any negative experiences however many jewish students are faced with some form of antisemitism somewhere along the way their college experience and unfortunately they're getting it from the extreme right and extreme left so on the right. They're seeing a misses a rip down from their door frame or they're seeing a swastika on a building that they attend like a hill l. On the left denouncing zionism has really become a litmus test in many schools for students to participate in a social justice activity. And so for example. There was recently an op. Ed in an arizona state university student run paper that cell said that student groups should refuse to co sponsor events with pro israel groups. So that means. If you're pro. You shouldn't be allowed to participate in climate change or raising the minimum wage or other things that affect students that have nothing to do with being jewish being israel but you're being marginalized unless you wanted denounced zionism and there are many many examples of that. That have happened over the last year or last few years. And that's really what students are facing both from the right and from the left. We have a friend whose daughter came back from christmas break and said that over spring break she was going to go on birthright and her four roommates. Stop speaking to her. Why because they said if she was going to go to israel than she was anti-palestinian and couldn't talk to her and her attitude was not anti anything. I just want to go and learn and see and they said sorry. If you're going to go to israel we can't speak to you anymore. That is happening on college. Campuses as my oldest son. Evan was preparing to go to college. He's first your student at tufts university. We have the benefit of meeting with someone about track talk Who talked to us about the campus environment and one thing that was really concerning to me as he said the jewish students feel left out of progressive students spaces so of my son wants to rally for immigration reform immigration reform that could be sponsored by s j p which is an organization that he probably doesn't know what it's all about or what it stands for and he shows up promoting israel he's gonna be targeted with the star on his back no pun intended in. I think it's really important for us to know how there's this. One person termed baseball card activism. So a lot of these groups are organizing themselves together. And they're they're leaving. In some instances the jewish students out in and i think that The other thing i learned at talking to him was that when things do occur in the administration is always eager to respond and respond appropriately..
"co founder" Discussed on Tribe Talk Connection
"And i felt really had all the benefits of understanding her identity and even she admitted that she was hiding who she was and started a spark in me in terms of. What are we missing here. What's going on on the college campuses. And as i became more educated i realized there's a lot going on the college campuses that the kids are going to college and they're not aware of and they're not prepared for an after the ad l. conference. I remember walking out. And i said to jude. We have a problem because it was mostly adults and it didn't get into the details. There was a lot of really great information but it wasn't detailed enough. No wasn't really the kids weren't able to hear what they really needed to hear and so i said to her we have to do something. We talked to michelle and we decided we were going to start a seminar and the seminar was called know before you go and we had a lot of community support from that And as a result of that we set up an entire seminar and we had a keynote speaker and breakouts and tremendous setup and then covert hit and as a result of that we said. Well okay. we'll do it online. And then shortly thereafter we realized zoom is not a place for six hour seminar particularly since the kids. Were already zoomed out. From all of the schoolwork they ended up doing online and slowly but surely as a result of that we created tribe. Talk which is really an information hub as well as a connection in all. Stay with you if it's okay. Let's define the challenge. The problem where tribe talk can certainly make a difference so let me start by saying not every student who goes to college ends up being confronted by anti semitism anti zionism that is certainly not the case and a lot of students go to school and have a great experience and don't really have any sort of interaction with any negative experiences however many jewish students are faced with some form of antisemitism somewhere along the way their college experience and unfortunately they're getting it from the extreme right and extreme left so on the right. They're seeing a misses a rip down from their door frame or they're seeing a swastika on a building that they attend like a hill l..
"co founder" Discussed on Tribe Talk Connection
"What's going on in the college campuses? And as I became more educated than I realized that there's a lot going on in the college campuses, that the kids are going to college and they're not aware of and they're not prepared for, and after the ADL conference, I remember walking out and I said, Jude, we have a problem because it was mostly adults and it didn't get into the details. There was a lot of really great information, but it wasn't detailed enough and it was just really the kids weren't able to hear what they really needed to hear. And so I said to her, we have to do something, we talked to Michelle, and we decided we were going to start a seminar and the seminar was called off before you go and we had a lot of community support from that. And as a result of that, we set up an entire seminar and we had a keynote speaker and breakouts, and yep. Tremendous setup and then Covetous it and as a result of that we said well okay we'll do it online and then shortly thereafter. We realized Zoom is not a place for 6 hours. Suck are particularly, since the kids were already zoomed out from all of the school work that they ended up doing online and slowly. But surely as a result of that we created tribe talk which is real and information Hub as well as a connection rub and I'll stay with you. If it's okay. Let's define the challenge the problem where tribe talk and certainly make a difference. Let me start by saying, not every student who goes to college ends up being confronted by anti-Semitism and anti-zionism. That is certainly not the case. And a lot of students go to school and have a great experience and don't really have any sort of interaction with any negative experiences. However, many Jewish students our Facebook page, Some form of anti-Semitism somewhere along the way in their college experience and unfortunately they're getting it from the extreme. Right? And the extreme left. So on the right there, seeing mazara trip down from their dog named where they're seeing a swastika on a building that they attend. Like a Hillel on the left, denouncing Zionism has really become a litmus test in many schools for students to participate in a social justice activity. And so, for example, there was recently an op-ed in an Arizona State University, student-run paper that sell said, that student groups should refuse to co-sponsor events with pro-israel groups. So that means, if you're pro-israel, you shouldn't be allowed to participate in climate change or wage raising the minimum wage or other things that affect students that have nothing to do with being Jewish or being Israel, but you're being marginalized unless you wanted to announce Zionism and they're dead..
"co founder" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio
"He is the co founder and CEO of what would you say is the kind of the emotional roller coaster that you ride as you're trying to get the business off the ground and and dealing with partners and all of that I mean I was super super blast you know with the with the three other co founders I have we are we all have kind of our our unique skill sets we all have the lane that we kind of marching run in but yet we overlap in a way that makes it so that we all kind of contextually understand what the other person was working on but always respected their level of expertise in that one area so we didn't really step on each other's toes a whole lot at the end of the day I think as it relates to whether you're finding founders or early employees and and even employees as you scale setting setting or kind of core values and and the things that you as a person care about and what are the things you want to hold integrity you know and and ethically how do you make decisions related to business and the four of us just happen to be really aligned I'm wanting to always do the right thing by the customer and by our other team members and putting ourselves last in that equation and I think that that's what really helped us commit Jalen and was really worked incredibly well together as a over the five minutes almost six years now and I remember in right that your dad was an entrepreneur that's right what did you learn from him I learned kind of the the hustle in the drive you know when my dad was starting his company I think I was probably five so is really early on and I think through kind of just general osmosis of being you know around in that situation and being serious and my dad got us involved in things like photo shoots anyhow how does help them pack of samples for trade shows and watching kind of the the the early stage kind of like hustle and grind that he would do you know it's it's funny because you know we went out to raise some capital and my dad was like I just save five thousand dollars and worked in the basement of our house so it's a different I think age in which people are starting businesses we expect things to happen much faster and use capital the kind of shorten the time horizon but you he built his business over thirty five years and I think the the respect that I have for somebody who just like slowly kind of chips away and kind of that level of determination I think I got a lot of that and kind of never really giving up the matter you know what challenges facing on that note what would you say are maybe three top characteristics entrepreneur needs yeah first I always stays focused you know it which is kind of counter to what an entrepreneur is right now because I'm not sure I think what do you think well I think an entrepreneur walks around the you know the world you know with eyes wide open constantly questioning how things can be done better right you know this is annoying how can I fix that right you're you're always trying to fix things I've just recently you see a problem you want to solve it whether it's by creating a business or creating a product or service or whatever to make your life easier by that once you kind of hone in on an idea focusing in on just that one thing and and really taking you know and kind of putting the blinders on and really kind of quieting the outside noise and just remaining super focused I've seen it happen I would myself you know we started with socks and then a month later I was like let's do wonder where it went to structure to let's do she shirts and I've had so many mentors along the way that it reminded me that the best businesses that we look to you know the nineties the under armors lululemon your toms shoes they all started with one product and you know spends years just getting the message out about that one product and why it was so great and then once they were big enough state earns the right to then start to expand into other product categories that once I kind of help absorb that I really realized oh wow like we have a really long runway we gotta tell one story you know consistently to the customer you know and that there's you know plenty of customers and people out there that don't know who we are you even as a business today were and you know we're six years in our business you know over a hundred million of revenue and you still got to realize that there are plenty of people in this country who still have no idea who we are and so by staying focused and being you're just telling the same story over and over and over again and becoming expert at one thing rather than being mediocre at a bunch of things so this one focuses one another to again I go back to setting core values early on it's a you know it seems business schooling to sit down and kind of right out the things that you know are most important to you but they act as guiding principles you know for how you make decisions but it also is you start to bring in other team members it helps to identify people who are or who you believe you know we believe and similar things as you do but also gives them a set of guard rails by which to make decisions so that as you scale you as the founder the CEO or executive can start to remove yourself away you know give provide more autonomy to your team which ultimately is the key to success in terms of scaling up businesses is not getting pulled into every little thing and and constantly finding ways to delegate information out third one is I think particularly in in terms of consumer you gotta have you've got to be super product in super customer focused you know if you don't have a good product and you don't treat the customer well it's going to be a massive up hill battle I think people think you know hello I'm just gonna I'm gonna create a toothbrush company that's going to donate a toothbrush to you know like from a social construct I think that's the one thing but if you have a bad tooth brush the customer might try it once because you've got this mission but they'll never come back so really has to start with having a really good and identifiable product and then again there's no there's no room in this digital age with the amount of reviews and stuff that are available to not always treat the customer you know at the highest within your organization last question for you is just in general knowing what you know from a failed business.
"co founder" Discussed on Owning Up
"Have been times in this business where I have definitely my family has been the lower priority and I have been hustling and traveling and doing all these things. So that's been a journey for me as well as learning the no To clients in the notice situations. You don't enter as a business but also learning to just say no to the to the regular everyday things shutting down your computer at a certain time using airplane mode function that I hear exists on your phone. You know things like that in that I am still walking through that journey. Today of trying to figure out what What harmony looks like in in my life because I don't really believe in balance but kind of choosing what the parameters are going to be for me. Yeah I completely agree with you on the harmony over balance balance. Talk Again Unicorn. Call me I can help. Your Business is going. You know you're going to need to invest more and that's GonNa cause other things in your life not to have as much investment and then there's other yearly to invest in family friends in certain seasons. Your life in your business has to be a little bit lower and And that's okay like I think knowing that that's okay and that happens to all of us but also knowing how do you plan ahead? How do you say no to things in the moment so you don't end up looking back at me like Whoa? My Gosh what happened. Last year everyone else ran my life not me. I didn't do. I did all of these crazy things. And I've had those moments and so that's where I'm at in the journeys learning to like. How do I still prioritize in choose Not just my time. But the life I created this business to have rather than hustling so hard for the business I forget the whole purpose of starting in the first place was to have a certain type of lifestyle that I want it So one of the things. I'm curious about is As far as saying no and being able to choose your your clients and all that have you your co founder. Ever had issues because one of the things you talked about was kind of going with your gut feeling and have you ever disagreed on whether or not you're going to like this is this is good. I WANNA do this. I don't WanNa do that. Yeah I mean where people humans You have the privilege of knowing myself in in my co-founder who is amazing. And I absolutely adore her and I think that The foundation of any good founding partnership is trust And I think having that trust is what helps us in these moments where we disagree because I think we disagree on something just about every week. We're very different people. We come from two very different mindset. She's very operational. I'm very people driven marketing kind of that kind of way so we disagree on stuff regularly but I think one of the beautiful things about about our co founding relationship is we have so much trust between us that you have to be able to disagree and commit as co-founders not just disagree in like man who Brunton Lee move along with whatever's happening. You have to disagree in commit on what the other person is saying. So that's what we had to do in certain situations you know. We'll get on calls will weigh the pros and cons of should we do it. Should we not do it? And if we can't come to an agreement we we usually defer to whose area of expertise is the Seine. And who has the most experience in this and you know as long as someone's like reason to not do it or reason to do it is not completely off from the other person or like someone's reason to do it for not doing it is like because it's an ethical violation or it would hurt our team or hurt the client. Those are very obvious. Really easy reasons to get on the bandwagon and be like of course. We're not doing it but when I don't WanNa do it because it's time or I'd rather do this instead like those are much harder reasons to like decide. You know where we're going to go and we will. Conversations usually will come to some sort of kind of middle ground reasoning on it but we can't we go back to that. Who's the expert who who has experience and we have to? Just I'm we have to you know whoever's disagreeing disagree and you commit the decision and that me do support the decision you do what you can. You have to follow through with the team. You're not like I didn't think this was a good idea of what we're doing it anyway. Like you have to be like onboard with it going and there have been times certainly I can think of a couple of clients situations where we were kind of unsure and someone really pushed for it so we did it and then we had to come back in one of us had to say to the other. Hey I'm really sorry. I should've really pushed and supported the no because that was no good idea. A I think that that communication is critical. Did you guys know that you were great? Communicator I mean because you have to be great communicators with one another when your co founders of the business but did you know going in that you'd be able to handle those kinds of situations or decisions because you had a relationship before. Is it something that you kinda discovered along the way While I wouldn't call great communicators I think I think we're on the journey to a great communication. I think that that is one of the biggest areas that everyone has an opportunity to learn. Especially virtually you really commit to communication which to me is we defined being a strong communicator wise since one of our core values as being honest asking questions seeking clarity and listening and their seasons. Where we've done that really well with each other. And their seasons were we haven't or days where we have it In it's a constant evolving journey I think we trusted each other very early on before. We even committed this business. Diana are both people of deep faith and so that helps us well knowing that we have the same kind of moral foundation moral values. We both believe in if developed the core values of the company as well and so trusting that we both have the best interest of the company in mind helps in those deciding moments on. But that doesn't mean there's not frustrating moments of communication Were both human beings and it was way easier to communicate when we were a company of like two to ten. Then out in a company of forty plus. There's way more going on. There's way more people we have to manage. We have full departments to manage now which we didn't have before we talk to each other pretty much all day when we were a company of like five And we still talk to each other regularly but we have to much more intentional with their communication. Now that we're a large company. There is so much going on that it can basically be a rundown and not even a conversation and I find now that were really good at making big decisions together. On and communicating. Those things through archambault comes in the little things remembering to tell each other the small things or to discuss some of the smaller things because they don't seem as important compared to the big large scale stuff. We have going on so yeah. I think it's been a journey. I think it's still an evolving journey. I think having that trust that foundation of just the same morals the same values believing the best in each other I think you have to do that. As co-founders like if there are moments were. I'm sure she wants to throw me across the room and is located And I know there's been moments for me but it's Those moments you have to remember. I trust this person. I chose to do business with this person. I believe that they have the best interest of our company in mind. And give them grace because it's really easy to assume that they're coming from the place where they're trying to make your day ridiculous and they did you know not that they did it on purpose but they didn't even think about me when they did that you know and it's like Whoa Laura. It's not all about you. A case notice and this person has the best interest in a company. It's like a marriage. I while time two marriages I have my and my wife and I and I'm so privileged to have both and they both helped me learn how to do better with the other But yeah it's it's an ever evolving journey so I would not say I would say we're on our on our way to becoming better better communicators every day but it takes a huge investment of time With each other it takes intentionally and it takes. Have you guys discovered any particular methods of communicating? That helps you because one of the I wouldn't call it an issue but one of the dynamics in your relationship is that you don't live near one another. So how do you? How do you deal with that? Re- remote communication and and really specifically like. Do you say things like okay? Well we're going to handle these things by phone call. There's no other way or we're going to handle these things by email or we're gonNA whatever how. How do you guys handle that? Life is so beautiful easing when he founded the company in the same town so great it only lasted for like eight months and now virtual. Yeah so we have We were actually just talking about this today. And because it's something that we've been doing really well but we also need to be better out. We have a meeting rhythm so We have our leadership team meetings on all of that stuff. We do within our team but we meet together once a week And me around our strategic priorities talk about our strategic goals as a company in Howard doing on those things those things in hold each other. Campbell's that meeting rhythm we started last year and it's been a game changer for us once a week. One hour intentional time where we go through the top most important things for the business. So we do that We do call each other a lot because not only re business partners but we're friends In but we've also had to be really intentional about that. Hey this is threatened time. Hey this is business time That's really helped our relationship as well because we want to have a friendship just as much as we want to have a business relationship and it's very easy When you work with someone to talk about work all the time that's been important. I'm and then kind of going through. I think over the years. I don't know that we've spoken about it. But we kind of know with each other. What is what is an urgent matter. What is an important matter in? What's just kind of like a thing? A serious serious. Not Serious thing that's happening and so we kind of learned that when certain things happen. It's a pick up. The phone situation happening with a team. Member may be someone's resigning a real client situation. That's probably pick up the phone moment if it's a need to update you on whatever's going on typically that can happen via email We slack with organization. So we'll slack for quick things. I need a quick answer on this. But if it's something that is gonNA involve more detail. I need your thoughts on this. Were they're going to do that in a phone? Call or we're going to do in our strategic meeting and so we've kind of had to. I guess we've had those conversations over the years but we've learned from each other. This is something I know that. She's GonNa WanNa hear over the phone or she's GonNa WanNa talk about vice versa or this is just a quick update we can send an email whatever but I think defining. What's what's urgent was important on. In having those rhythms helps all of that to stay in sync because the biggest thing for us is we're a large organization larger organization now when we started so. It's much harder for us to stay in sync because there's a lot of things going on and there's a lot of things that are out of not in our direct control anymore. We have team members and leaders that handle things so that the rhythm of Communication Kinda update system helps us Seen check.
"co founder" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio
"The co founder and CEO of thank you thanks for coming in thank you for having me so bomb is funny I I told a couple of people that I was going to be talking with you and people said of course out here that everybody knows about you guys but for anybody who doesn't what do you guys do worry about obviously boxes where we got started so were a direct to consumer apparel company with a focus on comfort and for every item that we sell we give an item back to the homeless community we started with stocks so we've been in business for six years and for the first five and a half years there are stocks only brand online on the ground and it all started when I learned that stocks are the number one most requested clothing item at homeless shelters I was really it really kind of struck a chord with me I kind of thought to myself here's an item of clothing that I've never spent more than a few seconds thinking about any day and it's pretty sad that this is considered a luxury item for somebody else so taking inspiration from brands like toms and more be Parker I ask myself if I could basically help solve this problem by creating a business where we don't need a pair of socks to the homeless community for every pair socks that we sell are in there not just any socks the basically what you were faced with as I understand it if you had to really create a superior product yeah in order to ask for a higher price and be able to donate a pair so tell us a little bit about why these are different yeah well the thought process was right you know once we kind of identified that there is this problem in our community that we wanted to solve we knew that if we wanted to donate a lot of stocks we would need to sell a lot of stocks and if we wanted to sell a lot of stocks we had to create something that was really extraordinary and really different from anything else that we found in the marketplace so you know we spent two years on product development having really no background of manufacturing or any experience in that can the world really kind of took it on head on as a consumer so I went to the stores and I tried every stock on a look to try to figure out where the white space was in the market place and what I realized is that there was a ton of innovation and technology happening in the really high and premium part of the athletic market so running socks cycling basketball hiking and and none of that technology was bleeding into the mass market it consumer products which most people consume so you're kind you're twelve pack you buy at Walmart cosco or TJ Max and so I became obsessed with product development and realize that things like seamless toe arch support comfort but bad super high quality fibers articulation in the steel to make it better to your but and all of these little features kinda came in together into this one package that we then marketed in a market all the benefits of these features to the mass market consumer and that's basically our recipe for how we got started okay do we being you and you were you at a colleague were you doing before this so I went just went to school frontrunner ship at Babson I graduated I went into software sales realize that the corporate world does not for me I started my first company which was a colossal failure working right was a social networking start site for apartment buildings this was two thousand six back on Facebook was still kind of you know taking shape and I thought I want to Facebook for my apartment building so I can meet all the other people know my neighbors as my crash course in NBA I got I call it I learned everything there was to know about you know the mistakes and mostly focusing on businesses that generate actual cash and then I went to work for another start up I was the seventh employee at a media company which is where I met one of my co founders Randi Goldberg use the six employee we work together for five and a half years really focused over those years on wanting to start a business together and kind of shared values and ethics in the things that we learned that that the start of it done really well that we were at but all the things that we actually thought could be improved upon some company culture perspective it's ultimately once I saw this quote on Facebook I walked over to his desk and you know is that is in the sad here can we do something about it and he was like yeah this is great let's dive into it and kind of started there and then along the way picked up two other co founders style one happens to be my brother injury he's he was our CFO and see out he's now are cielo and then another one Michael Sanders is their law keys are chief creative officer so he does all the graphic design for the Brandon leads the visuals for the company product development took about two years two years so were you working in your full time job in that time yeah and then so how would that actually work did you set up a schedule with your co founders to basically get together once a week or you don't talk on the phone how did that happen with luck we were all all of us were based in New York City so getting together super easy it was a little bit more ad hoc mean as samples would come in from different factories you know we would have you more as we wanted to start talking about how the brand would take shape you know Randy in there and being kind of the creative side of the business would go off and you know work together on you know take a couple weeks to work on a project coming up with the logo and the name and kind of the origin story behind that and then my brother would you know go away and take time to put together first drafts of financial projections and we kind of whenever whenever there was in you know information or projects kind of came to a surface we would get back together discuss it kind of break down the work and then kind of work on it separately on the side to try to keep the momentum going and you know block and tackle respectively so that we could you know while all four of us were still working day jobs are kind of divided up the work along the way at what point did you feel like okay now is the moment that I need to just cut the cord with my day job surely go all in yeah so I was about six months before we launched we had finally in a really good place from a product development standpoint you know we had at that point I think given out over two thousand samples to friends and family of the feedback was really strong we felt super confident of that we had a really great product and we can that's the you know is this moment where you know we kept saying that we were going to launch in one month and you know this is going on for about you know six months or I will launch next month will launch next month and the frustration of not ever feeling like we had time to actually do the amount of work we needed to do to to get to launch rainy night got both decided that we were going to quit our jobs and Erin and and and you're kind of followed suit you know you know you're too later all time but then you know we really focused on you know getting just like getting all the things we need to do getting ready for launch the building are in go campaign's creating the video telling really tightening up the brand story there's kind of a moment where we were just like we're running out of time we don't have enough time in the day given our jobs and you know just working at nights and weekends it kind of came to this like pressure point of deciding that you know are we gonna like really commit to this otherwise it's just going to drag out longer and longer and longer when you were delayed you know month after month what what was behind the delays and is there any way that that could have been set up in retrospect yeah I mean it was just you know it was really kind of focused on getting our all of like the launch and and and brand story in assets together you know I think you know we're at a point we had a name we had a logo by thinking about how we were going to present the company into the world for the first time really tightening up kind of your elevator patch and then what's the longer form story that you're going to tell what are the things that customers are gonna care about what's the stuff you can leave.