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Fresh update on "dell" discussed on Daily Tech News Show
"Than the outgoing medicare to dell technologies is going to spin off. Its eighty percent stake in vm-ware into an independent company. Zane row will stay on as interim ceo. Michael dell will be the chairman of. Vm-ware's board. del plans to use the proceeds of the spinoff which are best between nine point. Three nine point seven billion dollars to pay down some debt. A new executive order placed sanctions on russian companies and individuals and response to interference in the twenty twenty presidential election and formally names russia's foreign intelligence service as the perpetrator of the solar winds orion supply chain attack as part of the order. The us treasury department added six russian technology companies that provided support intelligence agencies to the us entity list. Tom the entity list just keeps getting bigger. Lg now let's us customers enquired to buy its motorized sixty five inch four k. Rollable oled tv exact. Us pricing is unknown. Basically have to ask. You can't afford it. But the tv went on sale in south korean in october. For one hundred million one that gives you any idea..
Biden Tells Execs US Needs to Invest, Lead in Computer Chips
"As a global computer chip shortage continues hurting a variety of industries president Biden is pushing for the US to become the world's chip leader the shortage has delayed a new iPhone made it harder for schools to buy laptops for home learning and shuttered auto factories because there aren't enough chips to finish building vehicles that are essentially rolling computers at a virtual meeting with CEOs from dell Intel Ford and other companies the president said his massive infrastructure plan will help the U. S. to build its own chip supply chain saying American investments now lags behind competitors like China would apply to step up our game and build two days infrastructure not repair yesterday's Sager mag ani Washington
Pressure Builds Over Restrictive Voting Bills in Texas
"Prominent Texas corporations this week joined the call to protect voting rights, and that drew a verbal tirade from Governor Greg Abbott. We have American airlines, we have a TNT. We have a Dell computers away and others who have taken a position against the election law reforms we met in the state of Texas work, the C E O tzar of these companies and the leaders of these companies admitted. I had no idea what the Texas lost said, or whether Texas proposed law say before taking a position against it. They need to stay out of politics, especially when they have no clue what they're talking about. Grassroots opposition to these bills continues to grow on Thursday about 100 voting rights activists gathered outside the 18 T corporate headquarters in downtown Dallas. As Kate, You're raised. Christopher Connelly reports. It's part of a statewide campaign to pressure corporations to oppose Republican bills that would make it harder to vote. The activists want to send a message stand on the side of voting rights or be party to an ugly new chapter in Texas history. So why? No Pastor Freddie Haynes of French of West Baptist Church says Over the summer a TNT declared that black lives matter. But now the company's failing to support black people's right to vote right now. In Texas voter suppression is going on in the name of voter integrity, but all of us ain't fallen for the okey doke because we recognize It has ugly Route A TNT released a statement saying the right to vote is sacred and calling it the single best way to ensure everyone's voice is heard. It didn't mention the sweeping GOP bills, which would limit early voting band drive through voting and make it a crime to proactively send out vote by mail applications. Jane Hamilton is from the Barbara Jordan Leadership Institute. This is not a time for any corporation to sit on the sideline for Worth based American Airlines and round Rock based Dell Technologies have opposed the legislation. If the activists have their way. Morte, CSIS companies will follow suit. I'm
Texas Republicans target Houston with raft of bills seeking voting restrictions
"Houston area. Democrats are blasting voting bills. That are now making their way through. The republican led state senate government reporter. Andrew stoddart says those legislative measures or being condemned by houston's mayor who says bills or discriminatory against people of color senate. Bill seven and house bill. Six would ban twenty four hour voting and drive thru voting as well as remove restrictions on partisan poll-watchers mayor sylvester turner said. Those changes and others amounted to what he called. Jim crow two point. Oh the texas rights project. And i want to thank the representatives for being here today. Stacey extended voting hours at harris county but mostly used by people of color fifty six percent of voters who cast ballots late night. Hours were black hispanic or asian. In addition black voters and other voters of color were more likely to be victims of poll-watcher intimidation harris county. Commissioner rodney ellis echoed. Turner calling the bills a modern day poll tax. He called on business leaders to pressure republican lawmakers to block the bills. Lieutenant governor dan. Patrick previously blasted such pressure from companies including american airlines and dell.
Harvard Secrets For Purchasing A Business, with Ahron Oddman
"My commitment in this podcast was to bring on people who are more interesting and smarter than me and erin. I definitely did that with you. Thanks for joining us april. Thank you for that kind introduction. I'm excited to be with you. It up this conversation. This is so fun. So i our colleagues a few years ago and what i always was just so struck by. Aaron is how humble you are and how even though in many -cations. I've been in the room with you when you were the smartest person in the room you never played. That never made that something that was even known to other people other than by the way you express yourself so getting to say all the things that you are was really exciting. Because if i were you. I would lead. Yeah when you lay it out you know it's like you look back and you got a lot more done than you than you thought right. I think you and i are probably people that are always oriented to the future right looking forward like okay. There's this mountain but it is worth taking some time and taking stock and looking back at the mountains behind his. I mean in a huge way. They kind of got you. You are right and defined you in some ways Is interesting doesn't cool things. And i'm glad our cross our paths cross In our last adventure right the high growth entrepreneurial got to work with tech work with people so ever so fun now. You stop me. If i'm not allowed to tell the story but what i love when we worked together is just the different and unique viewpoint that you always brought to things because you are very analytical you see things from a profitability standpoint where i am completely go with your gut and i remember us sitting and talking about the likelihood of startups like encino where we were them being successful and you knew the probability of any company doing adventure like that being successful. Do you remember that conversation. do bigly. and i'm sure it was born out of being overly analytical. Right everything's yes about. This occurs the gift that occurs. Then be i just come from business. School where i just kind of made it. My mission like tried to distill. What worked why did things work. And some of these businesses and so the numbers for failure is so starring in front of mine. Be i remember that it was amazing to me. Because you had the the actual probability you just off the top of your head. Well you know april on average. This is the kind of success rate companies. Like this can see. And i was shocked because i don't analyze in that same way and i thought yeah i feel like it's going to go gangbusters. That's great. what is that based on. And that's where i was like. Oh my gut. Like i kind of feel like it's gonna be great gravid but you're right you know i. It turned out you're right in. The statistics are just numbers. Right to help you make decisions but at the end of the day. Like gotta turn around and say well you know. Seventy percent chance of rain are brought this coldness umbrella and it didn't rain. I based right. I can't be mad at like the weather may under the umbrella for it not having rain I mean you're right in like even pull the curtain back a little further. When i was leaving business school ios app military went to business school. The kind of kick the can down the road and it was like okay. Now i gotta get a up job. And dr teeny encino presented itself and it was based in wilmington is coastal carolina. There are other opportunities right in bigger cities maybe more mainstream companies and as tomar my wife and friends and i was like you know i think they have enough money to like make go at it for two years which kind of that met my criteria for like. Let's do it. Sounds like a probably won't work. When when i say probably the bases the base word of that is probabilistically. Great but you know good people. I've met enough. You know amazing. People he worked with they had enough for two years. I figure i wouldn't have the move for de year is in the military that's forever right commanded that that's a full tour of duty right and then so you're like okay. Then i'll play the game to see the next car. You know that's dell that's kind of how i looked at it so people always all the time. Were like remember when you said that things probably never going to work. And but that's not what you said that so it's interesting when you clarify it right. You're like the probability is against it. But i'm here. We shows i believe in it. And i just loved that conversation because i feel like every opinion that you express is very well thought out. It is very backed by fact if you will and since it was so opposite of the way that i tend to operate i was drawn to it and just that made you seem even more genius to me regardless of the fact that you also i think are genius. I don't know if you have a mensa card and you probably wouldn't admit it if you do so one of the things that you also talked to me about. And it actually gets us to this journey that you're on now was what you learned when you were in business school about acquiring a business and i'd love free to shared that with the listeners. Because if you remember you. And i stayed after some training and you had me completely captivated you wrote this out on a whiteboard and i still have that photo in my phone today. We we were white boarding it. I remember it in your being so generous listening to Iran about it but basically went to business school and really had no had no expectations other than just really interested in technology. And of course being the twenty first century. That'd be plenty of those opportunities. But i didn't know what it would look like in so as you can imagine like isn't school tends to skew a little younger. It's a bit more trendy kind of follows these trends and a trend does your tack and startups in you know software companies the facebooks cetera. The uber's everyone is kind of there in the lab thinking the next uber to invent right And we those two older grumpier professors that were like you know you guys are all supposed to be smarter. 'cause you're here in grad school but you guys are chasing the dumbest opportunity possible like what are the. What are the odds. Anyone of you you know will will will embiid. Any one of these unicorn had companies in a stop unicorn hunt you know he kind of like y'all did us for twenty minutes and then we're like what. What are we supposed to be doing. He's like do you realize that there's over one hundred thousand profitable businesses that throw off actual cash flows all around and you walk by him every day. You probably use their services or your parents user services or you. Frequent business that uses their services and You know they're owned by baby. Boomers are retiring at record pace. They've gotta find some way to transfer all this well in you know you guys. Aren't that smart. But your pride smart enough to run these things and you know instead of going and doing this in you know having a lower risk you know for economic success ask and getting to work on fun business problems and help people change their lives. You guys are like trying to invent magical things that don't exist yet and so it made me take a look and stop and say you know i. I guess i had this. You know a little bit of a career in the military before says a little older had family had kids can watch my parents age and wanting to be there. You know a economically for my family and thought i could be it wasn't is not a burden. Obscene is consideration and then You know kind of going back to the the probabilities that you talked about. And so anyway. I ended up spending over year studied under these guys. This kind of little known concept of looking at a very small business. That is functional. But you know for one reason. Add a or the other. The owner needs to sow and putting deal together to take over that business running it. We're probably twenty thirty forty years younger than the owner so he could probably modernize bit but for the most part. Just don't break it. Run a really good business blocking and tackling and you know living your life that way so it was it was really a shift. It was like a paradigm shift for me that. I'm still kind of unpacking.
Texas set to reopen as health officials issue dire warning
"People in Texas are now able to walk around in public without a face mask to help curb the spread of covert 19. Businesses are also able to open at 100% capacity. Governor Greg Abbott says in light of the recent dip in covert 19 cases, he sees no reason the state can't get back to normal well for more on the implications of this decision there in Texas we have with us Dr Joel Mullen. She's a public health expert and epidemiologist at Dell Medical School at the University of Texas in Austin. Doctor Mullen Welcome. Thank you for having me Yes. So some stores like Kroger are still going to require masks. But others won't. How concerned are you about the spread of the virus without this mask mandate and with businesses at full capacity. I share the concern that releasing people from the mandates now is actually going to slow down progress and maybe even set us backwards in the response to the pandemic. Can we talk a little bit about what's happening across the state cases are down since the winter surge, But in Houston, specifically, death still average around 200 a day. Yes, we hear the story of Houston, where we've also learned that all of the known covert variants are being found, which once again means we worry about ongoing spread. That's the kind of warning sign that has officials they're concerned and that we should be paying attention to across the state. Yes. What you're talking about. There is Thies variants that have been found in Houston, the first one found in the UK, South Africa and Brazil. Those have shown to infect people more easily. How much could the spread of those actually complicate this recovery? One of the things that we've been trying to help people understand is that the fewer precautions that take the greater the risk there is for those variants to emerge and spread further. So could we be seeing the beginning of the next snowball forming? That would be one thing that I would worry about. And there's no such thing as a fixed border even inside of a state, which means that we would not expect that issue to remain just in Houston. I would like to add that Texas remains near the bottom ranking among states that have vaccinated their population. You were than one in 10. Texans have been fully vaccinated for covert thus far. So we have one of the most populous states in the US with one of the least vaccinated populations compared to other states. But Governor Abbott is actually pointing to the Oh the vaccine rollout is one of the reasons for lifting the mandate. I mean, what I'm hearing from you is that doesn't justify this latest order. So as a public health official, I always want to be able to tell people where there's optimism that the vaccines are rolling out is something to be optimistic about. That they are not rolling out as efficiently effectively and equitably as they ought to is a reason for us to be more motivated to do better. And to keep our guard up at the same time. Do you think, though with governor Abbott is saying, I mean, essentially that the rollout is happening. We're going to see a ramp up that that could offset what we're seeing in in terms of numbers and the potential for increase with this lifting of the mass mandate in the context of our saying herd immunity where we can really feel confident about Protection of the population being maybe 70 or 80%, but nobody can say the exact percentage says there's a long road to travel from where we are now to where we need to be even with vaccinations. Ah, lot of Texas is rural, and I remain concerned about what we're not hearing about communities there. Some of whom have not seen any vaccine yet, And we're also talking about a state where many people are still reeling in the aftermath off the power and water outages. That's right, because Texas is still recovering from those water outages and flooding. Before we let you go. I want to ask you about the implications of mixed messaging around the virus in your personal thoughts about all of this. Here's Houston police chief Art as a veto on MSNBC last week after the governor's announcement, we'll get what the governor says. Forget what the law says. What does our own humanity call upon us to do, and that's to be Cognisant that this is one of the best things we could do is wear masks. I mean, the chief is a high ranking official giving a very different plea than the governor with all of the experience you have in this crisis in the data available. What's your takeaway message for those who live in Texas who are now hearing all of these messages who understand that there is no mass mandate. And really just want some direction, moving forward. Would encourage people to think less about the sound bites and oppositional language. We can fight forever and in some places we probably will, because not everybody's always going to agree. But if we could organize around a shared desire to truly get to the other side of this together We could share some strategies that everybody ought to buy into and
Stars score early and often to dominate Blackhawks 6-1
"Scoring early and often the stars defeated the Blackhawks six to one year well T. V. Ranta scored one hundred seconds into the game and the rout was on also scoring for Dallas was Jamie Oleksiak John Klingberg Joe pawelski Esalen dell and roll pagans Anton Khudobin stopped twenty one of the twenty two shots against them as Dallas won for just the second time in their last seven games Patrick Kane appeared in his one thousandth career game for the Blackhawks who have lost three of four I'm David Shuster
Dell’s new G15 is a speckled gaming laptop coming to China first
"New g fifteen as speckled gaming laptop coming to china i This article comes from the verge. Del has launched. Its new g. Fifteen gaming laptop which will be available in china. I before coming to other regions around the world. The laptops industrial design is all new though. The most notable feature might be the paint job. And if you're wondering why can't see what's going on what you need to click on the article or watch via video of for that you need to be a supporter of the show. And yep those are paint flex. Uc in photos. Del says the new g fifteen is low. Voc waterborne paint for durable in environmentally conscious. Zayn is available in color ways including specter green speckles phantom gray with speckles dark shadow gray in obsidian black. Our advice goal with the speckles. I'm man of city in black. Sounds kinda cool some more pictures. We don't how full specs for the new g. Fifteen just yet. But it can be outfitted with nbc rtx. Three thousand years graphics it has three performance options ranging up to one hundred fifteen watts of tdp display is a fifteen point six inch panel with refresh rate of up to three hundred sixty hertz. They'll says gee fifteen's thermals have been improving through designed based on alienware technology optional zone. Rgb keyboard that makes use of fx software for customization. The new team will go on sale. In china today in global availability is set to follow at some point in april Reached out to further. Details have not heard back yet. But the hopefully that'll be on its way worldwide shortly but along with the specs to if you has interested to keep an eye on this one in case you're wondering why why alienware will because dell bought alienware of kind of like one same entity so they borrow off of each other technology wise a pretty
Experts Doubt Royal Family Will Break Silence on Allegations from Oprah Interview
"No comment from Buckingham Palace on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle is Blockbuster interview with Oprah and CBS. Royal biographer Hugo Vickers doubts the Royals and tend to directly address the allegations of racism and hostility raised in the interview, think they're likely to engage in a kind of war between two parties, which across the tabloid press would greatly enjoyed, But there's growing pressure on the palace to address what's shaping up to be the biggest PR crisis for Britain's Royals since the death of Princess Diana Vicky bar. For CBS News. London More than 12 Million people in the UK Watch the interview on ITV last night 17 million watched in the U. S on Sunday. Ah, judge in Louisville has dropped all charges against Briana Taylor's boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, w El Ky TVs. Erica Fox Locker was facing charges of attempted murder for firing on the officers serving and no knock warrant hitting one of them in the leg. Walker has maintained he did not know they were officers. The Commonwealth attorney filed a motion last week to dismiss the charges with prejudice, meaning they cannot be brought again. Briana Taylor was shot to death by police with a drug warrant for someone else. President Biden's German shepherds are in the doghouse reports they major in champ have been sent back to the first family's home in Wilmington. After one of them bit. A member of the White House security team. Major, who's three is the first rescue dog to take up residence at the White House. He's reportedly been barking and lunging at staff. This is CBS News. Del semi annual sale for business business has has arrived. arrived. Save Save up up to to 45% 45% on on Dell Dell Computers Computers powered powered by by Intel. Intel. Core Core processors. processors. Just Just call call 877 877 Ask Ask Del Del
Interview With Maz Saleem
"Salama's like like you very much. Thank you both for for for joining me today. so like i was. We just said we recorded this. Podcast like two three years ago and we had some technical issues so we lost the entirety of the recording. Unfortunately so we're back for round two trying to do this again So thank you again. I guess for agreement comeback. We've had a few of these kinds of who issues in a few weeks and it's frustrating. You know we we get by right. So i guess to kick off with. I think the for context. When i came across your personal story and your father story specifically I was quite alarmed. The fact that this was like going back a few years. But i was alarmed at the fact that i hadn't come across it sooner. It wasn't more prominent in the kind of mainstream And there wasn't talk of this reference of this as a particular case of anti muslim terrorism that had taken place on uk soil. And i think what's again quite alarming is that i only stumbled across it because i was kind of researching and i was trying to prove a point in an article or something that was putting together and i saw this and then i kind of went down the rabbit hole of finding out more and it was just astonishing that i there was no prominence to this so i guess i assumed that a lot of people. Listen this may not have come across yourself or your father story. So would you be able to very briefly. Kind of recap what happened. And how your family's life change in two thousand and thirteen yes of course On the twenty. Nine april twenty thirteen. That's is going to a eight years This year My father mohammed. Salim was eighty two years old at the time and he praised at the local moisture which is green mustard which is at the end of our street. And he's done that most of his life any praise at five times a day to day one so that dodge the mice jed back involve To read always press on this particular night He went to read his issue press and when he left the mosquera roundabout. Tim poston pm on this particular. Actually dad wasn't feeling great. Normally my uncle would does with him to the mosque and comes back and not nine. My uncle had some relatives so he basically said oh. I have to go home with you. Go don't worry i'll walk. You know because he's just not far as just at the end of our road and On this night my phone was followed home and know on the cc tv at one who lives on a street. Not many people will have double glazing. They can hear dot because he's not normally walking in the middle of the road because he's a quiet coup de sac area on these guys walking steak and he's normally hitting a code cannell something on the street and this particular night you can notice on the tv's walking quite fast. And then he crosses over the road to the school gate and he was basically funded home By a neo. Nazi called pablo up shane. Who'd only been in the country for five days and who got british sponsorship. He shook behind. Firstly of the british ambassador. In ukraine then go sponsorships small eve the predominantly muslim area and lived on the premises of dell com-. He followed my father home and this nine stabbed him to death from behind And then he went on a three month bombing campaign air and bombs side now bombed that saw three mosques in also over rampton tipton. This was one of the biggest oxyde terrorism on uk. So yet today your board explained now. Many people have heard the media have played down you know. At the time you know a doug's stanford they. We were prime suspects. That's how how disgusting. A was west midlands. Police say they treated our family. The came to our house and they told his record italian descent. A racist tunc. A we said you know. How can you tell us. It's not racist attack. You know tried to. They look to every other motivated by hate. Crime was never possible motive and you know we were suspects in this case as well and was quite disgusting because he had they not called pablo and we're ready to pin this on one of one of my family members. That's how reporting west midlands. Police were the way they treated us. than they were suspects united muslim household when doing source. You know when you'll pay no respects. Men and women are segregated. They had a male Family liaison officer. Googly is just standing there staring. All of us are looking at us. Like it was us and i do understand. The case is quite high number cases where certain cases off family related. When this particular circumstances they weren't and we made that playoffs and Yeah we had a very challenging time with west midlands police and yeah. We went back to taking complaints seriously. And prior to this six months earlier die My brothers jim who's got jim. Montcalm derided was receiving frightening letters from the house. If you don't close your terrorist jim. Because predominant muslims go there You just wait. What would happen and a lot of these letters. Were going out in the area. We showed those to the place. Could it be linked. But they didn't take any seriously and then six months later for the was murdered and this neo nazi was known neo nazi in ukraine. He's dip retort which add and again. He was making open pound bombs air in the forest. So no neo. Nazi get to british sponsorship counterterrorism. How degree allow these nazis into the country.
Pandemic Brings A Tech Boom, Record Sales in Personal Laptops
"HP Inc and Dell of seated in personal computer sales, and so a sales force, the business software provider posted record sales last quarter up 20% from the previous year. Sales force has been expanding the services it offers to try to challenge rivals such as Microsoft and keep the business growing post pandemic. It says it is up for that this year. So to HP and Dell both expect the demand for laptops to continue even when we do head back to the office in school Market for PC's grew last year for the first time in a decade. You don't have to call him Mr
Clare Crawley and Dale Moss Were Spotted Holding Hands After Their Messy Breakup
"Let's talk claire and dell. They split just a few weeks ago. And the break-up was messy now there have been sightings. I've been hanging out in florida. Do we really think these two could get back together. Yes absolutely you. I have friends that. Go back and forth to their excess. I've done it. I think we've all unless you're a person who's like that's it. I cut him off. Got some friends who cut their and they do not go back no matter what but this couple seems like toxic. I mean what do you really think you really feel about daily. I always tell people don't decisions about your relationship when you're hungry when you're tired win in a pandemic because you will start to second guess where the you really feel their way or if it's the pandemic that's causing you to think that way. I think that we probably got the clare in dallas situation. Ron i think the two had split up probably before he went to new york and probably before he was spotted with that girl. I don't think there was any fidelity. Did her dirty publicly. he basically broke up with her on the internet. It's like the now twenty twenty one of breaking someone on a post it note like visitors not okay and she found out when we found out that that's will remember. I'm going to believe claire. Because she's a she's my age and we are mature and in control of our relationship narrative. That is exactly what happened. She wasn't happy about it but clearly it wasn't enough to turn her off of the relationship because here she is again. I just wanna order. Friends are saying. That's what a shot because if you call them go back your friends don't wanna hear about it. You talk and talk and what he did to me and the next thing you know i cut people off if you have a toxic relationship and i have been through it for cycle one. Two three and seven at eight. I have to draw boundaries. Because then you're talk. Society is coming into my leg with your girlfriend but let's put ourselves in their predicament. We're talking about a man who went on a show met. A woman got engaged after three or four weeks have known each other and then went into lockdown with that person. I don't care who you are whether you were together for a year years or five years before you got engaged. Somebody's gonna get cold feet at some point during that time go on a cruise ship with somebody who just see what happens more people that break up after going on cruises to gather you're locked up and you're like you know i got to know that person way too. Well yes. I think it's the opposite. I feel like corentin. Yes i think it can either break you up and you're done because it pushes fast forward on the relationship right so you're in quarantine. I hate this person or if you haven't had a lot of time together which they did not corentin could have been the best thing for their relationship because now they get to spend all all of this if they were right for each other. I don't think these two long term right for each other. But i think that quarantines should have been the best for
Claudia Conway, daughter of Kellyanne Conway, advances on 'American Idol'
"Is going to be moving on to the next round on American Idol, the 16 year old daughter of former president Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway. Saying a version of the Dells when we were young last night and won a golden ticket to the Hollywood round, Idol Judge Katy Perry told Conway There's a lot of noise in your life. And you have to calm the storm. That is around you.
McDowell beats 100-1 odds for upset Daytona 500 victory
"After nearly six hour delay for rain that fell on lap fifteen in the sixty third running of the Daytona five hundred the race ended in a fiery finishes Michael McDowell took the checkered flag for the first time this Cup series career in the biggest race of the year make that was in fourth on the final lap and made a move with this poor performance teammate Brad Keselowski going into turn three Keselowski got turned into teammate Joey Logano and was then hit by Kyle Busch forcing him up into the catch fence ripping up the car's fuel cell and bursting into flames NASCAR through the caution is make dell chase Elliott Austin Dillon try to respect to the checkered flag Kelly and Dylan would finish second third respectively Jerry Jordan Daytona beach Florida
Suit settled in fatal road rage shooting by NYPD officer
"I'm Julie Walker New York City has settled a lawsuit over the fatal road rage shooting of a man by an off duty police officer in twenty sixteen the city law department says a hundred and twenty five thousand dollars was paid to settle a claim by the girlfriend of dell run small she was in the car when he was shot by officer Wayne Isaacs and told police her boyfriend thought Isaacs had cut him off and got out of his car to confront the officer who then shot him activists and small family had criticized Isaacs were not taking steps to defuse the situation and demanded he faced charges a jury found the officer not guilty of murder and manslaughter Julie Walker New York
20 Years Later: How Dale Earnhardt's Death Changed NASCAR Forever
"Ryan mcgee. Espn daily's chief. Paint trading correspondent. Thank you for joining me man. That's me man when i started. Espn a really really long. Time ago and i had this accent there were like. Hey you know about nascar right. I go yes you do. More than just know about nascar ryan you have now reported and narrated a new film for east sixty and it's called intimidator the lasting legacy of dale earnhardt. And i wanna talk to you about it today because it's a lot. It's about a lot more than how transcendent dale was on the track. It focuses on how he radically changed. Nascar's culture when it comes to safety but before we get into that. I do want you to just kinda sketch out for us. Who dale was for the uninitiated here and what made him such a towering figure in the nascar universe well and it's interesting because he's been gone twenty years i mean nascar's more than seven hundred races without del earnhardt and so for those of us of a certain age the idea of having to explain him and and why he's such a big deal seems insane but we saw what the last dance. The last dance ron's and half of twitter was like well. He was good. But you know this jordan character. Yeah we should know about it and we were so offended but bless their hearts. They didn't see him play. And so in this case you know. You have an entire generation twenty years exactly of sports fans who didn't see our heart race but it wasn't just about seventy six wins seven championships and also was just about the presence in the room. Always say with dell earnhardt if there was a thousand of us in a ballroom and we're all looking at a stage and he were to come in the back door when none of us were looking. We'd all instinctively. Just turn around because the air in the room changed. There was just a presence in a way that it carried himself and conducted his business and the intimidator thing that was legit. Every time i will. I know him. And every time i was in a room with him there was a little part of me. That was just trying not to say something stupid or pass out so on the back of the baseball card ryan so to speak. What are the accomplishments. That people should know about what dale did. Well the seventy six winds are really big deal but the seven championships and seventy plus year. The stockcar racing only three people one seven championships the checkered flag bands around their heat waves to them. That checkered card. His greatest success was on the super speedways. the taliban soup speedway and daytona he one thirty four racists and though tone national speedway thirty four nella one of those was the daytona five hundred and that was part of the appeal for him was even though he was this one tough customer and the man in black timid and all those things it took you twenty tries to finally win the daytona five hundred lawson in heartbreaking fashion multiple times twenty years frustration. Taylor that program names on the can't take it off. I guess i love it. He just he was in every man but he also of superman and that was always the appeal and outside of that ballroom. Full of the sports powerbrokers ryan. What was his status. Like regionally among the nascar faithful. How would you begin to describe what he meant to those people. What i hated it. Because when he came along in the late nineteen seventies. and you know it wasn't disrespect. But he didn't back down from. Richard petty from kailua from bobby allison from david pearson from any pissed them off the couldn't stand him and he would recommend a short track race. In martinsville and afro richer. Penn is electric. Listen kid you can't do it like this. And he just kept doing his way.
Return to Dyatlov Pass
"Nineteen fifty nine. The bodies of ten young students experienced hikers and skiers were found in bizarre and puzzling ways strewn over a forested mountain tap. Their deaths would remain a mystery until a week ago. I kid you not. This is the story of the die off pass so again starts in one thousand nine hundred fifty nine. There's a group of early twenty somethings. They're all in their early twenties from like twenty two twenty three to one thirty eight year old outlier to kind of lead them has a little bit more experience under his belt. And they all study at the euro polytechnical institute and it was an organized skiing expedition across the euro mountains in the soviet union. Eager deitz lov. Three year old radio engineer was kind of the leader who assembled everybody asking nine of his college friends. Eight men and two women to join up again. I'm sorry if i mispronounced names. I'm bound to do that. Even deitz love pass. Was his stretch for me so again. Apologies in any case. All of them were experienced great to hikers with lots of skiing experience. Also it was kind of going to be a high scoring hybrid trip. And when they returned all of them would be receiving their grade three hiking certification which is really impressive. It was the highest certification available in the soviet union and required candidates to climb over a hundred ninety miles. The route was designed by dight loves group to reach the far northern regions of spurred lofts oblast and approved by the sverdlovsk city. Route commission even though it was supposed to be the most difficult time to take that route. The goal of the expedition was to reach a tort in our which is a six point. Two mile high mountain semi-in terry of who is previously certified to go with another expedition of similar difficulty. Decided to go with the dice. Love group on twenty third of january nineteen fifty-nine semyon Law of yuri. D'oro anco ludmila duhniah yuri christmas chanko alexandra Love tov is a nedia. Colomer dorota rustam slobodan nikolai thebault bre goals alexander and your yudin all left on their expedition. The group arrive by train at dell small town in the middle of spare lofts ups done two days later then. They all took a truck to his high where they bought a bunch of bread and carb loaded for the next day's start when the actual hike would begin as they hiked one. Member your yudin. Who suffered from several health ailments. He had rheumatism. And a congenial heart defect decided to turn back his knees and joints for giving him a pretty hard time. It would be a decision that saved his life on january thirty first. The group arrive at the edge of a highland area and began to prepare for climbing. They secured food and equipment. There that would be used for when they would come back through the next day. The ten plan to get over the pass and make camp for the next night on the opposite side but bad conditions snowstorms and decreasing visibility. Made them lose their direction and push the group more west than they had planned when they realized that they were more west than they should be. Group decided to just set up camp right on the slope of the mountain rather than move a couple of miles downhill to a forested area. Which would have offered a little bit of shelter from the weather. Diaries and cameras founder on their last campsite possible to track the group's route up until this point which is really a really profound part of the story to see their writing and to see the pictures they had a camera. The film was developed after the fact so it feels very very spooky in that way and they're all so young and very positive and optimistic and really excited about each other. And the you know exploring the mountaintop the group had so much ahead of them and they talk about what they were studying and how that was significant to this expedition but unfortunately that night would be the last day that they would all be alive before leaving on the expedition. Dight love told the university sports club he would send telegram no later than february twelfth on the twelfth passed and no messages have been received there was no immediate reaction because it was pretty normal to encounter delays etc but on february twentieth. Travelers relatives demanded a rescue operation. And the head of the institute sent the first rescue groups consisting of volunteer students and teachers
Are Fear And Shame The Biggest Motivators Of Buying Behaviour?
"Another little insular picked up from tilbury. Dell's book the seven laws of direct marketing. I'll put a link to till's website in the comments below so you can go and check him out but this idea that much of al behavior is subconscious or unconscious is not new similarly when it comes to buying behaviour. The idea that much of our buying behavior and purchasing decisions are driven by emotions rather than rational thought is not a new concept either. That's something i've spoken to you about before on this show but what i found interesting until this book is when he talked about shame and fear being of the biggest emotional drivers when it comes to purchasing decisions. And it's still suggest if you think about the fitness industry. The beauty industry the dating industry the pornography industry. Even all of these industries are driven by. Shame i don't fit in. I'm not pretty enough. Not good enough. That's what is driving these industries. That's the emotion that's driving people's buying behavior and when it comes to fear or we're living through fear right now with this covid nineteen situation. The insurance industry The medical industry the wellness industry even the the wellness industry is being driven by fia. It's not that we're being but we're running towards getting better where running away from getting worse and as till suggested these book we run much harder when we're running away from something with the we're running toward something and so think about your business through the lens of fear and shame being motivated for your customers to make their buying decision and if you understand that and accept that then what you can do is start applying. Better your your marketing to make sure that you've got the right products and services for them but particularly or messaging to make sure that your messaging is trying to trigger those emotions of fear and shame because that's what ultimately is driving people's buying behavior. It's an interesting thought. And i actually think it's got a lot of merit.
In House vs. Consultancy
"Well all right alex. Hey great talking to you again really appreciate your time. we're back for some more design intent. Myself tony orlando. Daniel phipps aaron hernandez and of course the creator founder. Alex you'll have to pronounce your last name for us. Alex this niece okay. Well let's go. The ad is okay so similar site so happy to talk to you guys Maybe we can you introduce yourself of where you guys worked So the the reason why we gather today is because. I won't do this interview because i often have. This kris jenner of You should be working in their constituency our in house because Differences that can happen at the end of doing years of working. In hostile working inconsistency you will have a very different skaters. So that's why. I think it's it's good to have both side here on in this interview. we antonio who Will introducing serve but is basically designed neither at delta and we have a daniel simpson everyone who are like with fund design. Now at so we really to weld one with the in house we've constituency so that's Good interview to learn on the. What are the pros and cons of each side. Yeah i think that's good. That's a good topic. I know i have people asking me that all the time. I'll let you go first daniel since you're okay you've kind of been around in both worlds. Sure i have the i. I don't know fifteen years of my career. Kinda bounced back and forth a little So right now. I'm with access design actually started the company in two thousand and five so i guess Two thousand and twenty. That would be fifteen years prior to that. I worked for a couple of different Companies delving one of them. I worked for ibm and then another one and in between there i worked at a short stint at it consulting company up in the chicago area as well so for the first part of my career bounced back and forth a little bit and then i kinda finally may finally made the decision of okay thank the consulting thing is is a good place for me to rest for a while and so. That's what i've been doing since. Two thousand and five fifteen years running running your own small business correct consulting for various companies all over the country to some more for international companies as well So yeah and for the record. I've actually hired dan quite a bit to do work for me. Working adele so I'll i'll give a quick introduction of myself. I'll give a bit of a history later. I'll let aaron kinda talk about his his role. But i'm antonio designed enter for latitude no dell and i've been with dell thirteen years now but i've been in the industry for quite a long time erin so my name is aaron and i work here with daniel. I had access. I've been here for a little bit over two years two and a half years and a half years and this is all the experience or real real world. experience have had And i know it's a. It's a huge question whenever you're graduating or you're about to graduate or you're in school it's like what wh- what what she do. She go the consultant route or the more corporate route so i hope People get to learn how many years of experience you have in the field. Two and a half advocate. So that's that's you can give us the formula have i did. I have twenty years of experience. In most of it is inconsistency so we we have like like a goo- good of people different spectrum invasions on the same on this. I if one thing i would say that anybody getting out and design new in the design world or even established the design where i think the most single most important thing he can do is make sure that the the mentor that you work for or with is the right mentor for you. I i think that's you know my career was was the last with with really fantastic. Mentors when i would start at. Ibm right out of graduate school. And if it wasn't for those guys in al i'll name them John swansea was probably the first designer that i worked for for a long time who retired from ibm lenovo a few years ago. He worked there for over twenty five years. I
"dell" Discussed on Dell Technologies Podference
"Incomes. Tony's mailbag guts or email. Fact choose engine notes. Here comes tony's gotari for all and to think that gary gave up a career as a song and dance man in order to do braun film and video. I can't believe he did that. That'll do it for us today. And the special show which was part of dell technologies small-business pod for let me thank our guests our own gary braun of braun film and video. Michael and steve sands of calvert-woodley fine wines and spirits and lychees ary andrew dana of timber pizza and call your mother thanks as well to dell technologies for sponsoring. Today's show to find more participating podcasts. Search del technology. Small business pod for instance. I'll pronounce that correctly on. Radio dot com spotify or apple. Podcasts Do you wanna thank you another small business for the food today. Nigel yes not. You has the bagels Danny and the gang do great job for us. We appreciate it on forty eight nineteen bethesda avenue open from seven. Am to three pm cannot just say that. That the most thrilling thing for me about doing this. Podcast is having my son michael with me and every night ice i sit at home and i think what is he going to get a real job. He's got to get a real job. I mean how long right michael. How long is this going to go on. Don't you have to get a real job at some point drag to okay. Good from josh london. I he's even losing some weight lately. I actually know a great trick to help. Similar to walking. If you wanna eat more just eat more. I live in chicago. Wrigleville to be specific. Let wilpon no. Despite his claims have already had a i seventy degree seventy five degree day a few weeks ago granted. We also an inch of snow a few days later. We'll buy maybe onto something staying in arizona From ken lean conveying rather. I'm sorry can lane. It's spelled elliott. Says lane like vein and it's was confusing. Ken lane in albany new york. I had my hip replaced just before the shutdown and until then listen to the show each morning. While on the treadmill the laughter helped me lose track of the actual exercise a truly appreciate the show and like so many others feel connected like old friends when my wife calls you one of the yelling guys. She does seem to make fun of subaru's now what falls his way up in the mountains. You say is just like toronto is in the mid west up about ten miles outside of poughkeepsie. About one hundred fifty feet above sea level. Thought you might like to know which is. Which is ken lanes way of saying. You're idiot but i like the anyway Alan spitzer not that allen spitzer chevy chase maryland. I had an uncle benny to he passed away in nineteen eighty. I've not thought of him in many years. But your uncle benny's table story made me think of my uncle. Benny he was a sweet hard working man who spent many years working hat factory in montreal. Where i grew up the coolest thing was to me growing up was that this factory-made expos caps that he would occasionally give us in the early days of the expos franchise. I will tell you that. As much as i love the nats. The expos hats may be the greatest ads. Right in the history of basic just fabulous looking. They had a sam for me. Yeah from less cossack in westerville ohio. Did you just say i could have done that. When discussing piloting a helicopter. You did earlier in the show. Express your confounding experience using the drive. The drive through lane in the bank is that correct. Did you not also ask if using your phone to cash a check. Involves someone dropping off casts your home like a printed e mail in all seriousness. Thank you for the free entertainment and please continue to be safe. I would also like to give out a shout to my fellow. Westerner carla gen david and the person who works in the next room and is related to me by marriage. If you have a flying suit. I have a flying flying sure anyway. Anna suit and talismans amulets from scott moffatt in richmond. Virginia you need of talismans and amulets anytime you get on. An airplane is well known. But on mondays pod. You said you would have flown bands into woodstock i'm trying to picture jimi hendrix climbing into the helicopter raft performance. And you tell them. I flowing but i'm wearing my flying shirts so we'll be okay. We get this very very nice. Note from chris sparrow. Who is the dc grace who pays tribute to the show. All the time with lovely lovely things. Unfortunately he writes. The grace will not have a season this summer. The concern over the safety of the players who come to us from all over the country the challenges presented with fundraising and locating host families in this uncertain financial health environment and the lack of clarity regarding athletic contests of any kind will be allowed on. Local ballfields lead us to make this decision. Now no season means no gear. I regret i will not be able to deliver the usual box of that for you. Nigel and the rest of the squad. It's okay it's all right chris. A wonderful wonderful buzi. Plays with the dc grays baseball every wonderful and he says while there are many more important things facing the region in the nation than summer. Collegiate baseball. I want to let you know of our status into thank you generous support which we will have in the future. We'll be happy to do that. From nicholas. nestle in providence rhode island. I've been in lockdown for over a month. now. I've learned that my wife hates me. The kids don't want to talk to me and the dog won't spend more than ten minutes with me so to spend more time in my backyard. I bought a charcoal grill. The problem is i don't know how to use it. Turns out it's not that simple to control the flame. I've overcooked burgers undercooked stakes. It's ugly any chance. Michael can give a newbie. Some advice all the tools. Charcoals tom ours. Chimney starter any advice will be zone. Fire zone hot zone. Have a cool from jim. Flynn and cobra connecticut. Tony we're both at the same vintage. Do you remember the old tv commercials for radio. Free europe boy. You gotta be over sixty on that one when they show people huddled up listening for news for the outside world you podcast kind of feels like ten to me. Now keep up. The good work will try everybody. Stay safe if you're out on your bike tonight. Do wear white.
"dell" Discussed on Dell Technologies Podference
"Kind of what we've tried to do with the steve. I remember when we talked about this on the air you talked about. How proud you are you brother for what he'd done. Yeah i really was. I thought it was great I i am of the that public health and safety and people's lives really matter in all of this and i think that as things open slowly and reopened slowly. I think that the most important thing is making sure that you know we're okay. Everybody wants to push the economy. Everybody wants to get back to work. Everybody wants all the great things that we had before all this. But i don't think any of that happens unless people are healthy and happy and safe and feel confident that they can go out and go to places like cal. Woodley stave enjoyed go into for all those years are going to. The movies are going to a restaurant going out for a drink or whatever. You wanna do In public life. I i think it was great. what michael did. I think it took a lot of stones to do it I cannot imagine the angst that he must have had in closing that store. Well as i told you that day tony That store's been closed for a couple of things over fifty four years holidays and the day of my mother's funeral. That's it for michael. The close down that story completely When the business seemingly going to be up in that realm you know thinking back a liquor business and the business closed. I thought was the right thing to do. And i know is. Employees are roughly thankful that he did michael. I would ask you this. Because i would think that that in small business the most important thing to make people sleep well at night. Is the notion of loyalty that the people who frequent them frequent them for reason not just because the prices are low and not just because of convenience but because there is a connection that you make with your customers. What is your sense of of the loyalty that your customers show for you are. It's been tremendous We've sent out emails. You know like you said in early april and You know late march and Even a few updates while we were closed to let people know and every time we send an email. I get a ton of emails back from people. Just saying we're with you. You know we love you. We can't wait to see you. So many nice messages. It's it's fantastic. And and then as soon as we sent the email out on sunday at noon saying that we were going to reopen and turn on the online ordering. People people responded. We've we've had quite a quite a lot of orders and it's been it's been fantastic. It's the response is gonna amazing. Family businesses are very very interesting. You see it all the time so and so in son so and so and daughter. It's always sort of romanticised. It's a lot harder work than that. Obviously steve you can't be tempted to quit your job and go help out can you. You can't oh my. God tony kidding me shit seriously you know what my brother has deal with day in day out of honestly not only could i not do it i. I have absolutely no interest unless mike career blows up the only time i ever go into cavalry. Woodley is to hang out of what she's read talked to some of the guys i used to work with when i was a kid who are still there and just kind of enjoy my brother's success in the store we drive by and we'd go in whenever we're home We get a chance to go down there Hang out maybe steal temper shooter out of the The refrigerator scouter But you know it other than that. No we we don't. We don't offer those fourteen weeks vacations steven's coming. Yeah so. I don't get you out of here on this. I'll talk to steve directly on this. You not this sunday. But next sunday you're going to be at seminole golf club in juno beach. Florida where the greats by jimmy dunn and sam and jack vitamin belong. And you're going to be helping on a broadcast. An exhibition match and matthew wolf and ricky fowler and dustin johnson and rory mcilroy will be out there. There's going to be live sports. Talk about your anticipation of that. And what you what. You're going to be doing first of all vardaman reeves and done. Those are three first ballot hall of fame. All world human beings You know nbc and the pga tour. They were trying to put this together. for weeks And finally they got all the logistics together. It's gonna be great To be able to have live sports to be able to have world class players Like those four. You talked about Not only competing on live. Tv for people to watch but also competing for charity. All the one is gonna go to covid. Nineteen a couple of big sponsors are involved in it as well and for the world of golf fans not sports but golf fans specifically to see seminole Which is incredible golf course to see that on live television for the first time is going to be special as well but just to get back to work to get back to some type of normalcy. You know two to six o'clock in the afternoon on a sunday in may you're supposed to have live sports but it's the nba playoffs the nhl playoffs pga. Tour event whatever's going on and hopefully we give people who are gonna suffering through no sports at all but they get to watch something And enjoy for four hours. A it should be a lot of fun. I can't wait to this to you a couple of weeks ago tony. I've been home for eight weeks now. I hate myself. I can imagine my family. They can't wait for me to get out of the house. I might go down there a few days early just to get thank you both so very much for being on appreciate it very much. Talk to you about soon. Thank you thank you tony johnny. We'll take a break. I'm tony kornheiser. You're listening to the tony. Kornheiser show as i mentioned earlier. This episode is just one of many podcasts. Included in the small business pod ference presented by dell technologies a podcast conference to get inspiration on topics like fundraising building. Teams are managing business in our current environment from top podcasts. Like against the rules with michael lewis rise with rachel hollis and ear biscuits with retin link for the complete lineup of episodes visit dell technologies pod for instance dot com and. I can't even spell that. That's the longest word i've ever heard of..
"dell" Discussed on Dell Technologies Podference
"Previously on the tony kornheiser show. I think the real answer is when he comes to town usually once or twice a year performance warner but when he comes to town he spent a lot of time. Mom and i think that's the main priority when fear and then he hits back off to do whatever he has to think. He doesn't have a lot. But i will ask again. Can you just also say busy will say he's just not that came out. That's what i think it is but you could also say to him. Tony suggests put your mom in the car. It's okay i'll try the tony kornheiser show is on now. All righty then. This is our third podcast this week. Which makes me happy. Because i'm working makes me happy that my son is here and is socially distanced away by six feet on my uncle. Benny's table that makes me happy This is going to be a special show today and we will get to that in a little while. I just wanted to do a brief open because two things have happened overnight that i consider big deals one is that larry hogan the governor of maryland was apparently shamed and beaten down by twenty five hundred dollars a year mayor in ocean city maryland. Who said really big boy. i'm gonna open the boardwalk. I'm gonna open the beaches. What are you gonna do about it. And larry hogan did nothing about it and instead did something really good which is open the golf courses and open the tennis courts throughout the state of maryland. So as of seven o'clock this morning courses were open. Columbia will be opening tomorrow. Which makes me very happy. Although really all i really want to do is go to the driving range and hit for about fifteen minutes and that will that will be thrilling. The second thing. I wanted to say in the open is there is a weather report and this is not a secret weather report. This is not being denied. By the trump administration. This is not fake news. Apparently on mother's day it's going to be cold enough to snow in the northeast is going to get snow. Places like binghamton are going to get snow on mother's day. That's not that unusual for upstate. New york when i pick my daughter up from school after her freshman year on may seventeenth. It snowed three inches. So but but the conditions could actually have snow in inside the beltway in washington. Dc but unlikely but in cook thankfully you'll be able to get your father's day present which is to play golf on mother's day but i'll be able to play on mother's day because nobody else will be out there because it will be in the thirties. It will be in the thirties. So that's interesting so i just wanted to begin now. Did you miss the hail yesterday. I didn't see any hail hale and in our neighborhood. It's hard for a little. While having a hard reboot. Wow hail no. I didn't get that no didn't get that. Did it did it break any of your windows. You could hear it. Wow so no no. I didn't So now let me let me let me say that. This is a special show. I have a special thing to read. That will launch me into what i want to say and bring on gerry bron. This is the copy. I'm tony kornheiser. You're listening to the tony kornheiser show. I'm very proud and honored to present you today. Show which is part of dell technologies. Small business pod. Florence small businesses are grappling with the impact of these uncertain times and looking for resources. Del technologies has assembled an all-star lineup podcasters to create the first ever virtual conference to share advice and inspiration for small businesses. I hope that you find this episode both inspiring and useful as we work together to support. Small businesses dell. Technologies is here to help you through these times from keeping you connected and productive while working remotely with windows and microsoft teams to providing relevant content to help your business to find more participating. Podcasts search dell technologies. small business pod for ins- on radio dot com spotify or apple podcasts. At the end of this episode. Gary braun owns a small business. He's going to be with us. Andrew dana owns a small business. He's going to be with us. And michael sands and through extension steve sands although it's michael who owns a small business now and they're both going to be with us. I own business. I one for two in small businesses. At the moment. I went over one with chatter which was a small business and lost a bunch dough and and we got out and i have as i've said many times. You're absolutely no regrets. Had a great time swum for the fence. Yeah no regrets at all and one of the things that dad did. Owning chatter was accommodate. Something that i hadn't realized was a small business but is a small business. Which is this podcast. As many of you know who've listened for a long period of time. I got out of a radio deal. I didn't renew a radio deal and i- amicably left and started a podcast. And the reason i did that was not because i hated radio because what we do here is a radio show. I mean most of the time when we win. We're in a studio. But because i didn't want to be tied to a specific locale and more importantly i didn't want to be tied to a specific clock. We make our own time on a podcasts. At varies every single day. And there's no such thing as a hard out at eleven fifty five thirty where you have to be off the air. It doesn't work that way. So it's much more accommodating to the way. I like to talk and the people that i like to bring on but it is a small business. We do have to employees where we have three. I'm an employee. Michael is an employee. Nigel employees and then most of the time when people come in our regulars come in pay them as well so it is a small business and it seems to be doing well for which. I'm very grateful in one of the people who is a regular and we're sticking him out of money most of the time now because he doesn't show up physically which is his loss not ours because he shows up. Electronically is gary braun. People have known you for a long time gary. Sometimes we forget that you have a real job where you may go by something other than the nicknames that we have for you. Can you talk about how braun. What braun film and video is who are involved in it and why you did it because your dad was a lawyer write. Your dad worked in a firm. I mean he did not grow. Dad didn't have his own business so when you told him you wanted to do your own business what did he say to you a tony. Come on man you can you can. If if anyone can appreciate you can appreciate his reaction to that because my dad as as you know is from all exactly where you're from limbaugh he. He was also an only child from from limerick new york his his parents both immigrants And he thought it was insanity. I mean it was him thought it was. It was crazy. How are you going to get paid. Yeah remember you're not going to get a weekly paycheck. What are you nuts. Go work for someone. Yeah you're gonna pay for your retirement can have a pension which you know I don't know there was as obvious. But back then. But i mean that's not really a thing anymore with the exception of of jobs like that like law firm job so Yeah that that was not a that was not met with tremendous excitement and i was doing. I was leaving albeit a not a great paying job. I was leaving a steady paying job to do that. I was producer You know for your show as nice can appreciate so By the way that's the people at dell think you're not committed. I just figured this thing was dead when i heard yesterday that golf was on. I figured you and my understanding that the club doesn't opens friday. Explains it so yeah. It was You know my my dad Worked real hard And and had a lot of pressure from his parents to get a good education which he did and it was. He wasn't crazy about about his two sons going outta love. My brothers actually my partner businesses. You know people listening probably do not So yeah. He didn't think that.
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"Regard as your core principles and you remember fun. Which tells you lebel. Who's her executive producer and has been the executive producer of malcolm show since the beginning. She's someone who came with us. From from the old company Is very important person and establishing our culture but she talks a lot about kindness as a as a principle of the company and It's really it's really true. And i think she's been the kind of guardian of it but it's the way people think about working together and how they help each other and support each other and the ties into i think a bunch of other ethical principles not just about integrity journalistic integrity business integrity But you know Diversity the kind of workplace we want to create the kind of society. We wanna see bottled in the company. So people have a lot of feelings about it. And when you have a young workforce those getting that stuff right and having that all relevant meaningful people to people. is crucial in recruitment and retention. Because you've got not just be a place where people can do interesting work. I think you've got to be a place where people want to work. How do you get across your values to someone who's coming into thinking of working for you. I think they have to. I think that they don't hear from this. I'm hopefully they do hear it from the ceo. But i think people only believe when they hear it from peers and see that peers are having that kind of experience in the place they work and kind of. I can't hide. You can't hide who you are especially as a company. Right is a person so maybe a little bit but as a company you know word will spread and what it's like their values come they they do come through and i think it's especially true with start up companies because they grow up so quickly that they end up being kind of projections of the values and beliefs of the of the founders. And you know. I think that's trick facebook and one way uber another way but it's it's even more true at a smaller business. Everything that you you believe gets reflected in some way in the in the company. Thanks again to jacob weisberg and malcolm glad well of pushkin industries you can hear more of dell small business pod by searching dell technologies small business pot fronts on radio dot com spotify or apple podcasts special. Thanks to emily. Ross dhec carly migliori. Julia barton heather fain and jason gambro. I'm michael lewis..
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"In cher drives Seem so essential to long distance. Collaboration in a way they've arrived just in time and it's sort of the moment for those tools we can make our shows and luckily we work with writers of caliber starting with you and malcolm who can use their writing to adapt what they're doing if there's an interview that you were gonna do for your season this year michael and you can't do it. You can write your way out of it That's not a position. A tv producer is usually. I mean if you have physical production that requires people to be in a group in a place. It's just gotta be suspended podcast. We can we can still make it. It's not all been easy but people have been incredibly flexible and nimble about how we're still going to get these shows done with this new challenge. So it's funny. I'm about to. I've got five of my seven episodes for this soon in the second season done. But i've got. I've got one that really did require me. I thought require me to go out onto the road. And i'm not able to do it and you said to me you know you can write your way around this and this weekend. I'm about to find out whether dad. And and i'm kind of wondering if you think that's really true i mean what do you think i what i'm thinking is just generally when you're thrown this kind of This kind of curve ball Look her ball and you hit it that you try to turn it into a strength And you see what you can do it given that given the constraint but but there's apartment thanks in my voice podcast producer saying we need scenes. We need scenes and now you can't really get those scenes D does it. Does it trouble that trouble at all. You think that maybe these could be better this way. Well i i tend to share your view that the constraint provokes creativity and you often end up with something that's better and more interesting than what you would have had otherwise but not always you know. Luckily i think for a number of our shows. We had a lot of the field reporting the interviews under our belt. And so we're more at risk of losing like twenty percent of what we wanted. If we hadn't done any then it's would be harder to make these shows. You'd have to conceive them in a different way of their dependent on vivid scenes. Where the where were you as. The journalist is physically present. Do you think it's going to change the way when this is over and you can go back to doing it the way you think you'll go back to doing it the way you actually learn things that you're gonna you're going to work into your into your routine with my my my big goal in at one of our earliest meetings. We had a retreat very early. On at pushkin we sat down to. What are the principles that we believe in his accompany. Sounds very pretentious. It actually wasn't and my the one. I was encouraging people to accept less and we did was that we should always remember. This should be above all else fun for not having fun. We shouldn't do it. It shouldn't be drudgery so i always think about my big worry when all the lockdown happened was will still be fun if we're all working from home and we can't hang out with this sort of wonderful collection of invest way misfits and weirdos that we have gathered many podcasts. I never myself among them. So i what. I can't hang out with these delightful weirdos anymore. This is not going to be fun. And so i think what's happened is that we've just discovered new ways to hang out. My sense is building a new muscle and that it or that were kind of a a resilience so that you know you can do it knowing you can do it. Another way is enormously freeing as i mentioned earlier. This episode is just one of many podcasts. Included in the small business pod florence presented by dell technologies a podcast conference to get inspiration on topics like fundraising building teams or managing a business in our current environment from top podcasts. Like against the rules with me. Michael lewis rise with rachel hollis and rhett and link from ear biscuits for the complete lineup of episodes visit. Dell technologies pod dot com. Welcome back here's more of my conversation with jacob. Weisberg malcolm glad well from pushing industries michael. I think they're too big impacts. I've been thinking about on. The company wants cultural and one is more sort of substantive around what we may but the cultural point is that a company like ours people are really close and they get very close making creative work together and we just moved into this new office in new york like literally a week before it was closed and we all had to work work from home and be socially isolated or physically isolated. And that was the bummer. I mean we were. This office is really great like everybody was really excited to be there. It's cleaned new. There is really good coffee like we couldn't wait to get to work and see each other in the morning. Those of us who are new york which is most of the staff and suddenly. That's denied to us. Everybody's worried about everybody. Everybody's got a whole new set of problems. People have to figure out how to take care of their kids home school. Their kids worry about their parents. Some people are feeling physical symptoms. Are people getting sick so you have suddenly instead of this. Kind of convening. You're you're separated and worried And the obser- cultural observation. Is that people. Then become really Habituated to and really enjoy in a way the forms of digital connection having zoom meeting once a week. Where everybody's on it. You just see where everybody is. And you see the backdrops and one of our employees sophie. Mckibben is up in up in new hampshire and she you know she calls in from car because that's where she gets the best phone connection you see her in her car and you see people in their apartments. Some of them have kids running in and out of the frame. And it's just. I look forward to that so much. Just seeing everybody. I think other people are having the same feeling and As you know ceo. I feel grateful to these people who've got all the stuff that they're having to deal with in their lives that they weren't expecting But they're doing their best work the same time and i think that's partly because workers refuge in is in a situation like this says you got jacob. I have a question for you. You spent most of your life sympathetic to and surrounded by and being one of them do journalists who never have to take any responsibility for anything and you. You've managed to become pretty naturally like an executive like a person who runs a thing and sounds like you just sounded and like like you could be secretary of the treasury I i'm wondering where you pick this up like are you reading on the sly like in the middle of the night reading these horrible corporate management books are are you. Do you have some little secret source of wisdom you go to. How'd.
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"We were presented with this opportunity. Julian i were really trying to figure out a way to put this in the context of our podcast and had incorporated of small businesses with pop culture and the celebrity content that we talk about and there are a lot of different ways to do this but something that juliana have always been really interested in is organic and at times inorganic celebrity endorsements and the effects that they have on small businesses. So we kind of decided to do. I guess the way that this episode is gonna go down is you know i. We're just gonna talk about some celebrity. Shoutout endorsements that we've seen. And i'm sure wants you guys can relate you just because they're really fun to talk about and then we actually got the chance to speak to some small business owners that have been directly impacted by these celebrity shouts and it was just like so much fun. Wasn't it so much fine like so interesting so informative in really something that i think. We care about a lot so it was so exciting process to be able to do. Yeah i just wanna give a disclaimer. None of the people that we interviewed. You know. we're not getting paid to do this. We're not getting cut of any of the prophets at all from the people that we interviewed. These are just genuinely businesses that we believe in. And you know. We took bits and pieces from each of the different conversation that we thought were the most applicable. And i'm just really excited. I hope you guys enjoy this as much as we did. So i wanna frame this by putting it in this context if you guys remember when kylie jenner did her office tour of kylie cosmetics. She's going around. She gets the part where she showing her refrigerator. And she purposely has videographer make a note to blur out her favorite drink because she said she's like if i showed this it'll be sold out immediately if i it's my favourite which you know if you know nothing about the kardashians sounds really narcissistic. But it's absolutely accurate accurate to the point. Where even though they blurted out it started a whole trend online of trying to figure out what the drink was and people are posting on twitter. And i think even read it saying like it has this label. This color like this is what we can tell from the blurred out images because people especially because blurred out. They wanted to know so badly. Yeah and especially because that was a perfect example of clearly. That wasn't a paid thing like this was really disfavor. Drinking people are by people. I mean like us. Also i think are just obsessed with what celebrities find to be worth. I think we think of people that have all the resources in the world that of course they're gonna choose the best of the best and so i think that's one of the reasons that sometimes we trust their opinions on things that aren't being paid for 'cause it's like oh if it's good enough for them you know i think yeah and i think also a lot of times. When it's a non paid endorsement. We trust so much because we have the mentality of like they could get paid for this and they like it. There's something about them saying in the weight that carries like i could get paid for this but i'm not being paid just genuinely like this so much where you're like okay. If there's something up they're putting out for free and it could be a business opportunity but they don't need it just because they like it so much. I think that carries so much weight for us consumers. I totally agree you know. Also just the power of kylie jenner's just massive in general but one of the things is she. She tweeted saying kylie fact. I eat three packs of pomegranates. Everyday and anytime. She's done towards on her apps. Or if you just see on her story she's always eating pomegranates. And her brand that she pom wonderful and it was reported that sales rose by sixty nine percent after she talked about the brand online is crazy. I like the power that kylie jenner has a think is honestly unparalleled because the opposite end of that would be when she spoke about not linking snapchat anymore tanked. That's exactly what. I was about to say about snapchat wishes. They were pom wonderful
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"And you know you go until it's perfect. If it can be a little bit better yeah take that take that every time. Do it every time you know. Yeah how many times do we nudged dialogue around. Well oh we never stop this and yeah. I think we were doing that. We never stopped doing that. We're now to nudging all the time until we have you know scenes that we really love sees it make you feel. Yeah so that make us feel and we hope that it makes her audience. Feel to right and with the guiding principle of like. Let's just get this one percent better and sometimes you luck out and it's ten percent better than you think. Wow we really. We really found it here but But just if every movie make will improve it a little bit. You're eventually going to get there. But our challenges really fixing everything that we noticed that can be improved. And it's about making those moments powerful making it matter and at the same time giving it a feeling of perfect where you come away with is a creative product. They are proud of and the first season aired in even before we were in the running for any awards cadence. Thirteen major podcast network expressed an interest in working with us for the season to season. Two in many ways there are our. Gary kurtz is producing buddy Handle the parts. Where less familiar with the parts they know from the breakout shows like to live and die in the lay and their original series. That's the key that's the key. That's the that's where you want to take off. We know what we don't know and we end up with a complementary relationship that allows our business to keep building in and growing You know because of score we have a successful now spin off podcast. Series that interviews. The top film composers in the world called score. The podcast just interviewed danielle fman where we have a wonderful music sponsor that supports that series in in similar ways and ultimately we get to do what we really love until powerful and inspiring stories for a living to share them with you for free and Pardoned the ads. That's that's a hall of this gets made possible but We now have plans to make several new bio pods and the future plus Our first fiction series that we've been developing epochal of media is a small business that really couldn't have existed five years ago right. It's an emerging field these podcasts. And there's a unique angle of high production value that we have and we also have original score and true stories that have never been told in these ways. We got to this point through hard work and public support through view fans following blockbuster and score on social media and then us building the next thing you learn something new each step of the way and then you apply those lessons and make the next one a little better than the last one and then the next one even better. We turned our passion into action. We overcame the people who doubted us. the haters. the people who turned us down and we get to make things other people will enjoy for a living as perfect as we're capable of making them One percent better every day. And we're finishing the knicks seasonal blockbuster. Now it's the most advanced thing we've ever made the stories intoxicating lee inspiring the sound design. Makes you feel like you're there. The original music is taken to a level. No podcast has ever taken it and in the way that it will support the story. We thank you for coming along with us on this chat through the history of our small business production company epoch left media and blockbuster and the inspiring stories. We can't wait to take you on in the coming years. Your support of course is crucial that any small business and if you wanna be a part of blockbuster this new season Please share it. Great at Support it by buying shirt or bonus features on our website at get blockbuster dot com and get your name in the credits of the new season and be sure to give us a shout out on social media at blockbuster pod on facebook twitter and instagram as we launch into this new season and follow me at match reader for elena bobbitt's and peter bobbitt's. I'm raider thank you so much for listening. Thanks thank you.
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"They ended up with twentieth century. Fox yeah and it was. Gary who believed in it and with gary came twentieth century fox and then it was his wife. Marcia saving him yet right. In the edit process it was john williams stepping up and like making something. That's never been done before a space opera. Yep his friend steven spielberg and everyone. I mean i remember that scene in the in the chinese restaurant right it was a terrible screening For friends and family All these people around george. Lucas decided to just embrace his vision. They went to this chinese restaurant. They painted a bart. They said here the problems with this exactly and they took it apart like a puzzle and they reassembled it and all george needed was some nudging into the right direction. I mean the vision was there. Right right He just needed the right support. And i guess that's also really important this. Don't forget about the having the support team in place. People that they might not be one hundred percent creatively involved but they have to be involved in in helping navigate us sometimes in their own way of understanding right right their own way of reading the maps and that brings us to the third challenge which has make perfect so the sounds like an impossible goal but the key is in how we define perfection. It doesn't mean everything in steven spielberg's first big movie jaws of george lucas's dri movie star wars going to be the best. It just means everything is going to be as good as he can possibly make it. The key is years of preparation and planning working out. All the kings as what every writer does what about the little things. Stevens struggled to build an industry around his shark for jaws to make it perfect. They had three of them the mechanical sharks then when the time came to film them none of them work. And how are we going to have a movie about a shark with no shark that we can actually shoot. Yeah and i mean. Their solution was His solution i guess was. It was actually john. Williams is a shark. The sharpen the music for the shark. ended up being the shark right so the theme is the shark and we actually see The shark itself various scarcely in this and intern for jurors lucas. It was also about reinventing everything. From the technical aspects of filmmaking right it was so storytelling but he was doing it in a different way with the special effects that haven't been done before and season one week. I the story how he wanted to create that robotic arm that naturally. It was expensive camera right. Yeah i mean nobody. Nobody put a camera on a robotic arm for a movie before on a scale like this right and he suddenly wanted to do. Tranche runs for the movie star. Wars with this robotic off like. That's not been done before. And so hundred shots have never been done before. How do you agree. How greenlee a movie as the studio and you say yeah. Let's do this. No one senate before. Here's a budget. He's not sure how to do it yet. Give us money right. The point of having the right parkas because maybe the other studio if they agree to make this me would have said no to this completely. Shut it down right. Yeah it's worked out the way. It should have yes but it's not as easy right because it's very easy for everyone. Say oh yeah. This is a great success story but we also have to like brace for impact in a way Because for george he completely ran over budget and not a small over budget but like a massive balloon over budget. It backfired on him. Big time Because he basically kind of had a heart attack didn't have a heart attack but had a heart attack and he was just pushing it so hard. No matter what i mean essentially people start turning against you. Also you start making more enemies you you become aggressive. He put his own money his own wealth his relationship with his friends family. Right even with this wife on the line He was all in right. He was all in and he knew at that point. He saw that what he was creating. That was worth it. That vision was starting to take shape of something material and he knew he had to push through it just the best possible version that he could have made at that point. And i'm sure there's regrets and things could have been done differently of course but they're always and season ties into this Story of of the entrepreneurial struggle to and you know again will. We'll have a trailer out soon. So be sure to subscribe to blockbuster on all your favorite podcast app but our Lead character encounters obstacle after obstacle and doesn't understand why the ideas are failing and the only way out is to try to know dig deeper. Fight your way out with the tools that you have and if you don't have the tools you make them yeah you know you've you've got to either find them or make them and And anything less than perfect will ever be. Good enough roy You know in the case of Epoca media and what. We're doing in podcast. Now that means you know. I've always thought it's improving by one percent every time each time. Just just get a little bit better and then that one percent you know compounds if you know anything about how the math of that works and it's you know after two months of one percent every day you know. The podcast is is two hundred percent. Then you know it's twice as good as what it was When it was first written on paper and now we've made it even better and then if we're doing something to eight months you know like we think didn't about nine months for season one of blockbuster you know that's a thousand percent ten times better than we originally had it And you know. In some key filmmakers cases this goes on for years of just trying to punch it up a little bit by bit by bit and their aim is really just to try to reach something. That's unattainable that idea of perfection. Oh yeah.
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"Saying. It's a bad idea. Actually just want to point out that we were much further than developing story reporting. Yeah i think we actually were like like heavy post production. So you know just pulled off this like you know. It has mini series but it is pretty big as far as production and postproduction goes and it's very time consuming so we'll put all of this money into it all of those resources all this work hours and then what we're hearing is like well you know we don't understand what this format as you know. What is the narrative bio pod. How does the model. It's so different and so unique like we don't know what to do with us. We don't know how it's gonna fit into our existing slate and things like this and that's pretty much the moment that comes right before the break through like for us look back. It's the western union saying they're not interested in this new device. That's a little bit different. We don't understand how it works and everything like that. It's like okay. That's perfectly fine But all that would change for our upcoming season two which is great news because we were surprised in a way also overwhelmed by how this whole series blew up when it was released apple featured us and then we got glowing reviews from forbes the verge hollywood reporter gizmodo and like it's just one after the other one after the other and all over the world which was also in saying that we we do these young interviews in different languages and using google. Translate to answer these questions that we could barely understand and our series one. One of the biggest honors added weeks podcasts of the award which was just first of all. I don't even creative podcast. Best creative podcast. Thanks our listeners. Because without you guys yeah but he would know about it spreading the word. Yeah yeah thank you for the love so a lot of things happened that if we would have said back then well we guess you're right networks. This doesn't fit the standard. While i guess that's it right but we decided to push through right and it turned out to be the best decision we could have made and i think like in in our case. I don't know what it was. Was it too late to turn back at that point because you know the series were almost completed. I remember a week where they were pitching a network after network after network for the whole week. Pretty much. I don't know how many we pitched but it was a lot. And every single one said Yeah you know we don't know and an ultimately it was a no from every single one and you know were their thoughts like oh maybe we completely miss the mark on. This may be you know. Maybe no one needs this Maybe we were wrong. you know thoughts like this did creep up with an expensive mistake if we did. Yeah and wanted expensive mistake of her burning through cash to try to make something new exactly but then at the same time like we would listen to the episodes as they were being completed and to me personally. It was like goosebumps every single time. And i was like if i like. It makes me feel this way i am. I gonna make other people feel this way. So as we started working on season two we went back and spoke to several podcasts companies. Who now wanted to work with us. Because at this point we had something under our belts. We proved the concept so to say in the first time people didn't know what it was and what to do with it but this time they looked to did they were able to listen to the whole thing. They saw the response we had from the audience. And they're look okay. I think we know what we can do with this. So but the hurdle was the same for any small business. That's trying to break in. When people didn't believe in us we had to prove ourselves and the vision paid off so sometimes sometimes people are not going to believe in you. It may be 'financiers. It may be your partners. It's maybe even actually your family and friends that also happens But vision pays off especially a well executed one. And if you believe that this is something that's going to bring something good into the world that a lot of people may need Persevere so the parallels george lucas biggest struggle in star wars Then an eight million dollar movie is obvious here to like to sure our story. Just george lucas. She's like they're as much the same thing. I interpret ner can relate to his chuckle because yes well. It's such a pure example. Yeah it was a story. That georgia has producer. Gary kurtz tried to sell a lot of different to a lot of different studios yup the star wars and they all passed up that also none of them understood the format and once they found a financier twentieth century fox. In this case there were a lot of critics the executives all but one ala junior turned on the project when george fell behind schedule and got sick and started floating out the idea of replacing him as director. He pushed through right that. Yeah there was a point. Of course when george was convinced this was all going to be a failure. His still was doing his best to make this project. Everything could be and he never gave up on this but imagine that you are creating something and you know the higher ups come in and they say oh you know. We think he can't actually finish this. So we're going to replace you and especially keeps it. Seems like it's getting worse and worse and worse to it keeps leading. You keep thinking okay. Well i'm gonna keep working through this and then it's even worse the next day the next week and then a month later and then you know have a heart attack or thank you do. At least like how bad can things get right because we had to pivot at one point right right because we assume this is the way it's going to go and turned out. No that's not how it was meant to be. We had to pivot. And that was the problem that w- we have to realize enterpreneurs that there's a point in time where you just have to pivot. You never wanna give up on what the vision is. If you think it's a winning vision but you you definitely need to adapt as things come and go. There is a balance also like if you have a vision and your project cost you know ten million dollars and you only have one hundred dollars to your name. Maybe we re evaluate do family in peril. That's why it didn't the series didn't star. Leonardo di caprio exactly so there has to be a balanced. You have to you know way your chances before you embark on such an endeavor but yeah star. Worst could not have reveal revolutionize the world of george lucas had given in right. But you're you also agree that the inspiration also kicks him again for us on season two right. Oh absolutely where it's we know. This is working and The lessons that we learned before we did blockbuster and then the lessons we learned on blockbusters season. One where applying all those and. It's just like turbo charging the whole project subtly. I mean okay so george. Lucas is kind of like the inventor. Alexander bell right. He just needed help and support to build the product business. The process that he wanted to achieve this vision someone to back him up in the whole thing and we're not talking about necessarily financially back him up although of course that's part of the whole thing but for george lucas. I think that was. Gary kurtz right twentieth century fox definitely in the first trying to get you know legs in the first place. Have some studio interested. What do you think universal no. What do you think paramount know. What do you think all of these eventually..
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"To get a slightly different product out of it and changing the process is a very difficult thing especially when you're working in teams of people write these inventions took years to catch on because they didn't have the complementary roles help them grow right right. So you know example to edison's light bulb. Edison is responsible for you know the first commercially viable lightbulb. And this kind of new model of this is doing mentioned. It was met with criticism. It was people thought it was stupid. Gimmick terraces oil lamp way. This is ridiculous. You have a little film it involved and you know what's wrong with the oil lamp and it took years before that idea caught on And the reason was the idea. Itself wasn't good enough to revolutionize it it had to come with other things. Oh yeah and something that. I'm as a sound person. Much more close to is the telephone itself. I mean in a way. The telephone was the kind of beginning of of sound transmission in a way as we know it. And so alexander. Graham bell patented it in eighteen seventy six. He went out trying to sell his invention but every body laughed him out like they did not understand why you would want to do that. And his company called western union. They said it was too complex for an average person to us and that it wasn't a tool but a quote unquote toy. We're gonna keep doing telegraphs. Yeah they said yeah. Great solicitude telegraphs. Right and so he went to the biggest to the big boys in the big said absolutely now so bellefield but instead of that being the end of history right or the end of the story of the telephone He started his own company with the financial support of his father in law and a friend thomas sanders who was a leather merchant and who actually had experienced in one thing. That bell wasn't the best which was managing the small business right so he partnered up with someone who complemented what bell did in a way that would make this endeavor the telephone more feasible and so together. They scaled this operation up. They began leasing out telephones which they service themselves to right. Because bureau centrally giving this device to people they can operate it but sometimes they break and everything so they also service them and it right course. It took years but eventually bell telephone company and the technology went on to really revolutionized communication over the next century as we know it. Oh yeah and it not only became a revolution of its own but everything that we do nowadays whether it's the cell phone you're holding right or the internet year using there's a very high chance it's running over regular phone lines. I mean it'd be the backbone of our civilization all communication everything that we're using right now during you know these. These corona virus has been enabled as a result of this of this partnership of two people right And so just looking at the big picture bells idea was amazing and he had passion for this. He knew what he was doing in eighteen. Seventy six but that wasn't good enough because he didn't have the partners. He didn't have the support that he needed to make this An actual feasible product. Right this guy. Thomas anders correct leather merchant correct. So he's the guy who knew how to run a business and passion became action. A vision became an executed reality and that brings us to the next stage for many enterpreneurs. Yes using the haters to your advantage. The the second challenge here because once you get in to actually creating something you're going to be challenged and you know when we first started out filming interviews for score that the documentary the feature documentary you know. I didn't know anyone who is a film composer. Of course the first question. Everybody and ender agent has when you email them or you call them. They say who else is participating and no one wants to be in it if nobody else is Is in it yet. And so there's always this question of like. How do you get that that. I kind of critical mass to be able to actually say oh well we have you know. Abcd that are all part of this and then that hopefully makes it a lot easier because people trust okay. If they're in it then this must be this must be legit. It was extraordinarily difficult to get the first interviews because our answer was no one yet but we hope to get you know such and such and then we have this laundry list of composers that we were hoping to to get access to Who are way too busy to to sit down with us based on just some cold call to their offices and we had some people refuse it i i. I remember one composer Who who shall not be named now but a very very famous composer. Who james noon howard. No no it's not him but someone who Who got it back. We have to come to sell. It was someone who just said. I'm just not that interested. How do you overcome that. That's where this action comes in. Our plan on score was to interview all of the people at the edge of this industry. I so we would start with the agents and managers and executives who could comment on film music history and evolution and hopefully lead us to one or two. You know real composers that we could interview after that and that strategy worked. We shot over Fifty interviews and all and it ended up being more than we needed and almost everyone made it into the final film but it was that action plan that was the key to the whole documentary and it led us to this realization. That everyone who doubted us Along the way. And you always think when you hear that there's always the the self-doubt of you know in my nuts for trying to do this because people are literally telling me no. Because i just don't wanna and you know how do you rebound from that and And then at the end of this it's so satisfying if you're able to kind of power your way through that And will your way to to an end product. And now a lot of these people. We had reached out to a really impressed that we pulled it off and we ended up inviting many of them to to the premiere screening also including some that. We never actually ended up interviewing But they were then very supportive which was which was great so with blockbuster season one you know. We approached several podcasts networks. And it's a different relationship with you know. A scripted podcast. And it's a very new thing too so there. I don't know that there's necessarily a you know one right way to do this. But we approach several people early on We'd never made a podcast before a scripted. Podcast and we knew we could probably figure it out but we need the right partners. Who believed in us and We approached several of the major podcast. Network's all of them had some issue with you. Know our our style of storytelling. Or you know certain certain things that we were doing away that they were unfamiliar with You know if you think of podcasts. A lot of people still think of it as something that you you know record talking about movies in your garage or a true crime story or something you know along. Those lines and most companies have unscripted departments and then they have fiction departments and we were not fiction but also we weren't really documentary either. This wasn't us interviewing people about steven. Spielberg this was us doing all of the research to be able to put together a story and tell it in kind of the most immersive inorganic way that we could. We could again that bio-pic model but none of these podcasts. Networks really knew how to do this one executive. I remember at a major network said to us. We just weren't feeling the format of the show. We don't we don't think it'll work so here. We are several months into developing the story of steven. Spielberg george lucas. That we really like we find so kind of magical an inspirational and all of the people in this industry are.
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"Time. Their strengths and weaknesses and what makes them tick. And what are they nervous about. And all of these things which you don't often see in you know a summary of someone's past our pitch and it's still a lot of our marketing materials for what blockbuster would be was. Let's make a movie for your ears and if we did it right. People would come away with Vivid visual images of the scenes that we were creating purely with sound design. You know there's no images anywhere it it's impossible for an audio platform but what. We've seen a lot from the way people react to this. They say when. I saw that scene about something and we say when you saw it and they saw a well when i heard it. And he's okay then it's working and that's a really cool thing so we were trying to actually paint pictures with sound before we jump into that. I kind of entrepreneurial challenge. I just want to kind of trace back. The origin for the idea of blockbuster was when we were working on score film. Music documentary. peter. You'll remember because you went through this not nearly as many times as i did put a lot of times. We have like a twelve minutes stretch of of John williams scores and these kind of moments throughout his early career. When he was john williams. Is i kind of establishing himself. And he just he explodes into all of these super iconic scores you know jaws and then star wars and close encounters and then. Et and superman and all of these other And then indiana jones. You know it's like all of these super famous Scores that just give you goosebumps. You're on the edgy. It's roller coaster ride for twelve minutes of the movie that we we put together and you know a lot of times you start to hate what you've created after you see it too many times and you say oh. This is terrible. I can't you know but what we found is that it's a really fun. Ride through score and There's this clip of williams and steven spielberg and they're explaining. The jaws theme and john says i told stephen here's the theme to At stephen goes. I thought he was joking and And like that was a really interesting little nugget into their relationship. Because john williams was not the the name that we now know him as at the time he had done movies but none of them. That had voted to the level of jaws would and You know at the time. Stephen who's really young stephen was in his twenties. He hadn't yet made a name for himself but But he was a soundtrack nerd. He'd collected john williams scores for years. So stephen took john williams to lunch and this didn't make it into the series but john was a little older and he mentioned in an interview. Actually that steven didn't really know how to pour the wine and It might have been his first time and he thought it was kind of kind of cute. Stephen was trying to impress him and bring him onto a project. And at the same time. I started hearing about george lucas and how he supported stephen on jaws and then their friendship as george was trying to make star wars. It needs music. And who do we call in. How about you know. Just john williams guy. He's your guy so we've grown up in this world were spielberg and lucas. Her icons and to the point that there are cultural movements based on what they've built you know stranger things. Basically e t. It's the nostalgia kind of second wave of a lot of things from the eighties but people don't really think of spielberg and lucas as once-struggling struggling filmmakers they were trying to build things too and they were taking on a lot of responsibility is very entrepreneurial slightly different model but they are the captains of this ship and they have this budget and they have this vision and they have to execute and they have to get the right people to help support that in that and absence and i think it's also something to do with the specifics of the film industry where This by know me. I says the nine to five job now season two of blockbuster going to advance a few of these things which we can't quite talk about just yet so be sure to subscribe and all of that good stuff but the really powerful thing to me in in doing a lot of the research was they had to fight for it and it's all about building this vision. They're building their own kind of unique business here and just like small businesses. A lot of films will lose money. Most films lose money and And it's all about fighting for that. That shot at actually being a success. And if i can john what happens with jaws as they finally get and just like a movie. You have to be passionate about the story. You're telling it's the same thing that applies to business right where You can't make a business out of something. You're not interested in right. People go into a business. Start there into renault. You'll enterpreneurial journey. Because they're passionate about some idea because they see a problem they find a solution to it and they're like i think i can make money on this and movies are the same thing in those guys. I coined the term blockbuster right right. It's their own category of movies which nobody thought whatever happened right. You're crazy exactly so our first challenge in making blockbuster. The podcast was figuring out how to take that idea that spark that peter talked about earlier and turn it into something that other people would care about and would appreciate and could potentially make some money at least make it's money back And really we were just trying to make something that was as good as it could possibly be as good as we could possibly make it and You know we were looking at something like seventy five grand to make all of All of the podcast from scratch and You know that talks actors. That's the recording equipment storage to. That's the expertise studio rentals right and all of the voices delude groups and then there's the legal and production and you know the other elements there that a lot of people Don't think about the insurance. All of these things have to be part of this. All of that had to be built from scratch so we had to develop that business plan and we were talking about starting a new genre of scripted content. Basically i mean no one has done this kind of bio-pic model so it was somewhere between. Maybe an immersive audio book and movie but we had to find a little bit of that space. Because we didn't really there wasn't a model for this yet and that's when we faced our first challenge which is really trying to turn passion into action and this seems like an obvious point but it's the part that very broadly separates the creatives From the business people so because the world is full of people with great ideas of inventors that come up with some great product right but they are unsure of how they actually materialized that into something more and something tangible and real something they can actually make money on and you know make a living off of yup. that's because inventors live in there of what could be rather than what is there are people who can do both but it often takes years of training and experience to get there right. We see this reflected also in film where you have working relationships between the director like george. Lucas the creative part of wars and producer. Gary kurtz the businessperson this lens blur over time and with experience just like the business world but you need those complementary roles to connect a radical intangible concept. You've dreamed up and are so passionate about into a specific action can take in the real world. Oh ya endures. Lucas case that interpreting aerial side is.
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"Small business What you'll hear from us is our perspective on. What was the first spark of that idea what we struggled with and how we had to figure out how to innovate with that struggle in mind and finally how we've grown that concept that spark with all the issues that we saw how we've grown that into an actual business and the truth is at the end of the day. We're really privileged to be working on something that is so much fun. Like immersive storytelling. Yeah how amazing is that. Yeah so sit back. Relax and enjoy and we hope you'll take some of these lessons that we've learned in the process of making podcasts. And maybe you'll be able to apply to apply these To your own passion project. So let's do a quick background on on each of us on this call. I'll start by telling you a little bit about peter who is the first person that i met I think probably a few days before elaine. He's one of the most prolific young sound designers in hollywood. Since i've known him he's gone from doing little documentaries and short films at film school. Hey i'd to To enormous movies like Last year's midway from director roland emmerich and of course score fill music documentary. Yeah he works on so many Films from universal pictures and disney things and other major studio projects sept tv shows including Modern family He's won awards he's been nominated for a lot more and creatively. Peter is part innovator and part execution which will be important as we kind of detail. Some of the ingredients that go into the recipe of of kind of building a small business. And he's from poland. Yes yes. I am from poland but really the approach for every single project every single movie every single story i tell is to approach it as interpreter as a business venture and to manage it with that mindset in what i do there's always an aspect A goal of making an exciting fun. You can hear that in blockbuster when george. Lucas is holding up the phone while john williams is playing star wars thing and we traveled the phone line to spielberg listening on the other end but the other aspect is just trying to support the story. Tell tell with sound and sometimes there won't be narration or dialogue and we start drawing places events or feelings sound but we try to build those pieces in a way. That's not confusing or disorienting. It might be the way someone walks right because we walk in different ways. We're excited or how. George fumbles with paper and penguin he's coming up with the names of all the characters of star wars And so we hear those hesitations in the pencil right those little things but they're never undermining or god forbid eclipsing the story With something distracting or confusing just because it sounds cool. The story has to come first But to get there. Right we also need to physically creatively produce. It and that brings me to elena bobbitt's transition my wife But also the producer of blockbuster season one and the upcoming season two as well as all the other projects that we've got in development. Oh the top secret Elena background is. She's a film producer. just like me we met at. Usc produced several feature films that have went on to either film festivals. Or you can watch them on. Vod annalena grew up in moscow. Just like me. She came here to the us to work in film. And but prior to working in film and podcast right now. She was a journalist. So she also like me had to transition into this new world into this new career path So there's also a bit of this enterpreneurial twisting and bending that we had to do and you both met at the School of cinematic arts. And peter has days of audio recordings of theo which has been maniacally recorded. And i'm sure that will make their way into films on tv shows soon. Maybe even blockbuster at some point I already rigged up microphones permanently next to his bed so they keep drilled into the chris yet they're permanently screwed on there so he can't rip them off. You know basically our main philosophies to try and treat podcasts treat film productions their stories and if we can make them compelling and with super high production value will really believe they'll stand out and leslie trader the narrator blockbuster would he's also the writer and director of the series. He wasn't investigative journalist for about ten years with cbs and nbc. He produced major undercover and hidden camera investigations and took uncomplicated stories that successfully reversed corruption and return millions of dollars to people fighting for the little guy. Did you get like a percentage of it. No you know. That's that's the thing is you don't They don't ever give you reward. I always loved digging into documents. And and even a lot of people find it boring but the data and a lot of that kind of useful information people might not have access to and put it together into something. That's actually useful. And that actually make sense in. That came through in a lot of the news reports that i worked on some of the investigative stuff and it's also kind of one of the biggest limitations in the news world is. Each story is kind of a formula. It has to be self contained and digestible and then has to kind of fit the corporate news Environment it kinda just has to hit certain points and you never really get that death so that was something that i was really looking to do a little bit more. And what led to quitting my job in news and deciding to go try to fund the documentary a feature documentary and i really wanted to see documentary on the art of film composing because we all know these iconic tunes for james bond and indiana jones and pirates of the caribbean but no one ever made that documentary and So that led to me basically quitting my job and this first big risk that i took which was unwise. Probably pouring my own money and credit cards into making this documentary film. I started researching camera equipment. And you know all of these things that i needed to buy. Or what i could rent or what i needed to know how to use or what i needed to try to recruit someone else for and what they do it for free and all of these other pieces that that kind of started to come together you actually had some technical experience and experience you know telling stories as a journalist. Yes so so. It was an extension of some of the basic building blocks of those skills. Yeah yeah and there was just just. I wouldn't say. I was confident in any way but yeah i mean the main key thing that i was trying to get to was. Why couldn't something that's journalistic feel like it's a little bit more immersive even if it comes to something like film music because really kind of at its core is think we feel the music more than we we you know kind of actively listen to it. It's an emotional kind of thing. So i'll i'll fast forward because the film took a couple of years to put together and we ended up selling it into We sold it to a distributor and it meant that my little epoch media became the production company so we could take the leftover resources from the film That we had just used in start to create other things with it. Yeah the microphones that we have and a lot of the other. I'm i'm going gonna stop you there because again. It's interesting to me actually. As you're telling me the story again you made a diagonal move. Yes it wasn't that you made you transitioned into a brand new industry and you had to learn all the basics from scratch again. You're taking the lessons that you.
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"This is what filmmaking is all about so that economic uncertainty is a big factor anytime. You're starting a business and especially now in for a lot of businesses that already exists. They're working through these things so really in this episode. We want to talk about three things. The first of these is our own kind of journey as a creative team building and organizing creating investing in the future that we were trying to build when we were first. Starting on blockbuster. There is no such thing as kind of a true drama series yet so kind.
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"Hi i'm matt schrader creator and narrator of blockbuster here with the series designer peter bobby producer elena guy. Yes they're married. The last name isn't just a coincidence. In fact You just welcomed to the family theo. Congratulations yeah this is a special release that we're doing Gathered here today remotely through The magic of all of these different software tools and We're here to tell you a little bit about our story. Which is being highlighted by the dell technologies. Small business pod france. Think of that as a tedtalk from creatives in the podcast space. But before any of that. We want to give you a little update on the upcoming season. Two of blockbuster. If you've been following us on social media at blockbuster pod you'll see we've been received so warmly by press like forbes the verge gizmodo we've been honored to win best creative podcasts. Abic podcast of the year awards and are in the running. Now for the peabody's the webbie's new york festival radio awards and several others. So we're really really excited. It's not something with thought about much one. We started this series last year but quite the motivational boost for us as we were recording actors season. Two things for getting the word out about blockbuster it has really worked and so fulfilling to hear from people saying they listened. The ugly cried at certain scenes. We're so honored to be able to make these kinds of things that people will appreciate and care about as much as we do. Yeah and we've been hard at work on season. Two as some of you might have noticed on our social media and although like everyone else we've been hit by the coronavirus thing. Well we've managed to adapt like also all of you. So we brand new remote workflow and we managed to finish all of our recordings in that fashion And the great news is we finally have a release date and we're set release in june and yeah so we have a lot to share so first of all just like last season is going to be incredibly immersive. It's to- are. We giving spoilers here peter not to watch but it is going to be immersive. Good go ahead. We can give away a little. It's going to be slightly different story but we're going to be as big and as bold as before and of course like last time it's researched to the tiniest possible detail Were asked true as it gets to real life and again it's a bio pod its bio pic podcast as the verge call dust bio pa origin of that is still kind of up in the air but we think elena invented. Elena thinks that there are contenders. And we're also going to be a bit longer we're going to have ten episodes instead of six and we're going to be a bit more expansive because this time around we have over seventy five characters so law So many yeah. It's been so much to juggle but we're We think we're going to pull it off. Yeah i mean. It was a really long recording process but we managed and everything turned out to be really amazing especially considering what's happening around us and itself contained this season in some very delicate ways connects to season one. But you won't need to understand season one to Listen to season. Two and just like susan one. It's an incredibly powerful story. So obviously i know some of the some of the sound design. That i've heard well we won't play it up too much because expectations are always the anyhow but but it sounds so cool. Can't wait to share it Yeah so there's still a couple of things that we have to do And unfortunately corona viruses kind of throwing a wrench in the whole process. We have to loop group Which is when we get a bunch of actors in one room to be are mid ground background very specific to some of the scenes that were shooting unfortunately because of coronavirus. We can't put more than one person in a room. So we're trying to figure out if we wait if we do this remotely But one thing we can tell you is. We're all ready so proud of this one. That will we can't wait to show it to you guys. And what is this season about well. There's going to be trailer coming out soon. So i'm not sure if we can stay to stay tuned state. Maybe it'll be Coming out around the corner follow our social most social media buster and listen and detail to this episode. because we'll keep on dropping small spoilers. We can promise so about this episode. It's a weird time for small business like ours probably like yours to and we've had to adapt and solve problems like recording together. I mean right. Now we're in three separate locations and we're recording ourselves and we're having a dialogue. We see each other. We can hear each other But remotely To have to figure out how to interact how to collaborate as efficiently as before and the truth is it's not easy because we're dealing with creative ideas storytelling. We're we're talking about emotions and yep it's much more difficult to talk about those things when you don't feel the person next to you in the room so we wanted to share with you guys. A bit of our journey of how we went about starting this production company that specializes in storytelling and all those stages that we went through so if you a follow us and please do subscribe to blockbuster on all of your podcast listening apps. But you'll see that. The of the series is epic cliff media. I think now it says epic originals and as some of our listeners may know that's My company that i started in two thousand fifteen when i left my job as a investigative journalist i was with cbs. At the time I put my own savings and credit cards and a lot more into camera and audio equipment to start filming a documentary and that was a film About the world's most well known film. Composers like khan zimmer. John williams of course Danny elfin like fifty others that we ended up interviewing and that film was called score a film music documentary. It's where i met peter Where i met. Elena and peter and i worked together on that film. He did the sound for it. He won awards for the sound for it. And its success led to a spin off interview. Show that we've been doing for the last three years called score the pod counties that interviews a lot of these composers working on modern things and it's a cool kind of you know peek behind the curtain and then all let us to this idea for blockbuster which is a scripted narrative miniseries that put kind of my journalism background and And peter's extraordinary sound design together into the same kind of product that we could It hadn't been done before this idea of that. That word again bio pod. So that's kind of the short of it. The challenges like with any creative project are how to build something. Sustainable that can keep you employed and and keep the creativity flowing so specifically what we're pushing into. Is this idea of high end. Kind of immersive audio. That's done almost at a level that you would see on a feature film the storytelling skills. Yeah and that's what. This episode is about the risks of taken to build what we have from scratch with our own sweat and blood. This episode is also part of a broader serious and small business success from dell which is supporting hundreds of small businesses in the wake of the coronavirus lockdowns. We do want to recognize and acknowledge sulfur. This as a lot of advertisers have pulled out of podcast. Youtube canonica certainty. Here dealt technologies has been incredible in supporting and highlighting the small business pod for in serious talks. We're really applaud them for their commitment to supporting small businesses and trying times especially those like ours in entertainment which are completely shut down because you cannot work with actors and beyond sets and have a lot of people together and.
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"Thank you as always for checking us out here on the gm shuffler a d. And mike lombardi's we breakdown. Not only what it takes. Its char's football is concerned but also creating a successful business and this episodes a special one for us. Because you look at the years that mike has spent in the front office of the national football league and we have so much empathy for all those small businesses out there right now dealing with covid nineteen so in partnership with dell workshop put together a blueprint here over how to run a successful business and how it is an analogy with national football league first and foremost mike all those small businesses. I'm sure you see them in ocean city. I see them here in north jersey. It's heartbreaking wondering when these businesses are going to reopen but we have great advice for all of them right. Yeah no doubt. I mean it's heartbreaking to see but i think ultimately you know the one thing i get asked all the time is what's the difference between sports and business and there is no difference. They're both the business and the good teams in the nfl. Run their organization like a business. And i hope today that we can help some small business owner somewhere who starting out of business. We're has to restart their business kind of get going and get on good footing based on some of the principles that i've been blessed to learn in the national football league. You've been around as we move forward. So let's start off first with the owner. We're gonna break this up in different chunk. There's the owner of the head coach. And the general manager talent acquisition and talent development so we start first off the owner and these are the five key ingredients that mike has laid out in the. We'll talk about them. Further in-depth these are the five key ingredients a being a successful owner in sports or business. Commonsense create stability believe in people pride to the company and care more than anyone. Let's start the top. Mike what do you mean by common sense. you know. commonsense sometimes isn't always as common. I owners are people that have a vision of a company..
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"First real lesson that we learned beyond those <hes>. That i think is sort of the operating principle that got us off the ground as a business is. We had to find the intersection or the nexus. If you wanna use a word like that of our ability and our opportunity yeah. I mean we we. We don't need to rehash how we got from point. A. to point b. to point c. from being engineers to working for crew and then working hosting a television show called online nation. We shared all of that in episode one of our lost years series. You can go back and watch that wanna know how to how we got from point. A. to point b. to point c. But if point see is we were hosting this show online nation and it got cancelled and we were flying out to la to shoot it and then we find ourselves back in our little basement where we were making videos back at square one making videos again but we had no no income anymore. We just had the money that we made off of that show and we were living of that while we figured out what it was we were going to do. We had to develop an entirely new business plan and there was no important to note. No one was making money on youtube directly. There was no youtube partner programs. So you couldn't just make a video and nc money role in so really. There was no such thing as a professional youtuber. So it's a really interesting idea that we were like we're going to have a career because we were like. Let's make this youtube thing fulltime. Thank but yet no one was making it a career but again we were like what two things exist here. We know that we can write a funny song. We can make a funny music video. We'd had success with that. The facebook song had gone really big and the second piece of the puzzle was is we knew that there were businesses out there who wanted people to know about them. So as like okay. Can we put those two things together. Can we put our ability to write a funny song with a company that wants to advertise and put that on youtube and it was really just an open question at the time and there weren't a lot of big companies that were sponsoring videos. I think there was some of that. It's not like we came up with the idea out of absolutely nothing out of thin air but they're they're definitely they're definitely weren't big companies invest a lot of money in this platform where no one understood youtube or digital video that well but it. It seemed like our best play because the thing that we wanted to make is the thing that we could also sell or at least sell ad space in and we thought we could do a good job of making it an an an integration so that it made sense that the ad was part of it. It wasn't like a lot of videos today where you could you know. You'll be blogging or doing whatever you're doing in your video and then you could insert an ad in the middle and people would understand. And here's a coupon code and nears you know here's what here's to him. Sponsor is kind of thing so we wanted to do something that was. That was thoughtful that we can be proud of but also make money and feed our kids because we already had kids at the time that if you want if you want to really be driven to succeed at business have children have children. I have children i. They tend to be hungry and demanding. And you come home to. And you're like man i gotta get after it.