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TKC 529 Bestselling Author Scott Pratt

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TKC 529 Bestselling Author Scott Pratt

"Welcome to the kindle chronicles the Friday podcast about your kindle books and all things. Amazon. I'm ledger Lee. This is the show for September twenty first twenty eighteen. I'm going to do kind of bare bones show today. I'm at my home in Cambridge mass, and we're dealing with the aftermath of an accident. My mother had up at ocean park. She was on her scooter and fell. It fell on top of her and she fractured her right hip. This is Tuesday night, and this was all coming at the time that they were moving from their home in Cambridge to a new independent living community outside Boston. So all of a sudden into the midst of that trauma or crisis, whatever you wanna call it a big event for the family. All of a sudden we're in the hospital and bitter for main and then by ambulance to Mass General in Boston. Good news is she had the operation yesterday at Mass General and. The doctor called me yesterday afternoon. Dr. Harrison said the operation was a complete success. The fracture is being contained with pins and a plate so that she'll have as much use of that leg as before. So a huge relief. The idea of eighty nine year old woman going through surgery was something just outside of my realm of understanding. But when you get into the hands of professionals like the team at Mass General and her her doctor, Dr Timothy Timothy ferris in the whole crew amazing things are possible. Dad is out at the new place. I, I'm going to be going out to get him bream into the hospital again today, and we're doing shifts of family members, making sure mom always had somebody with her, and that's that's what this week has been like. I did have a chance to record an interview at the mass that though that was at the Bedford hospital. Human resources department gave me a cubicle that I was able to. To set up a Skype call with Scott Pratt, a wonderful Katie p. author who writes mystery series and so that I've got that in the can and also this week, Jeff Bezos did a remarkable interview which I just had a chance to start listening to this morning with a guy from Bloomberg and this was in DC at the economic club. I think it's just great. I it seeing Basil's talk about being the richest man in the world and his philanthropy initiative. I've just there's about forty five minutes of and the first five minutes of it. I took out the your buds and said, Darlene, you got to hear this. This is amazing. My plan is not sure I'm going to be able to actually record at the hospital today, but I will have a chance to go to the visitors room and with my laptop and put together a show for you. That has the interview. And then as much of the Basil's interview. As we'll fill the usual forty, five fifty eight and I don't think I'm gonna put it music. I'm just gonna give it to you kind of in raw form. I probably won't have time to edit the interview with Scott. They'll do some of that. Unfortunately, the audio is not that great. I guess maybe the internet at the bittered hospital was a little dicey. So kind of a barebones podcast today dedicated to my mother, lowest edge, really appreciate any prayers you could offer for her speedy and full recovery and transitioning into her new life. And it's a time of the family, feeling strong and life feeling fradulent, precious and gratitude for technology. I'll have to say as part of a theme of the show that. When the doctors were telling me how anesthesia has changed in the past fifty years since I was having knee operations that nearby children's hospital, it's just a relentless pace of improvement that makes Mira calls happen like putting together the fractured hip of eighty nine year old woman and having it all just turn out fine. So feeling very full, very tired and hope you have happy first day of autumn and all have hopefully have this show up at the usual time sometime later today. Thanks for listening. Here is my human-made bumper music do do do. I've been working with publicist kindle, direct publishing Amazon to highlight authors that she thinks I might be interested in that you might be interested in. This is the second author that has come to us this way. It's Scott Pratt, and he lives in Tennessee near Knoxville, a believe, and I reached him the other day to talk about his series. He has to series, you'll hear about, and also the amazing story of his transition from being a lawyer to being a writer of crime. Mystery novels I began by asking him, you know what? I can't remember what I began by asking him with, but we're just going to start playing the interview, and you'll learn all about this wonderful writer by listening to it. Enjoy doo, doo doo doo doo doo doo ice. Got, hey, very good. Can you see and hear me. Good. Likewise, miracle. About that. We had some more pleasantries greetings, and we're going to try to set up a backup that his son Dylan was going to make, but that got a little complicated. And as this part of the pre interview is going on, I made the mistake in my confusion at the hospital of turning off the record button thinking, well, I'll just start the record bugging when we start talking and look down six minutes into our conversation and realized I hadn't recorded it. So this part of the interview picks up after about six minutes of conversation, and I think he was talking about, I just can't remember what we were talking about, but it falls right in the middle of a story, and I apologize for not being able to replicate what we were talking about in the missing six minutes. I mean you, of course, this guy is a good friend. You read all the ladders. You prove everything. All that. We let me do that. And he said, yeah, sure. So I start threatening to sue penguin because they didn't promote the books. And the law says that you have to give on if you're going to publish a product you have you have an obligation to give that product a reasonable chance of success. Given the marketplace blam in the legal thriller marketplace which is used. So I started asking them for my marketing budgets and they don't. So the laws on my side and eventually after ear pestered them so much. They finally just gave me the rights back to the first three books. In meantime, I'd written a couple of more a done. A lot of studying red, Joe, Colin rasp blog about self publishing and. I put this business plan together and start looking at KP real hard and decided to go ahead and do that. I published gum at innocent clients in November of two thousand twelve, and I sold seven copies first day ninety nine cents and. I don't think I'm gonna get rich this, but be analyst keep going. And then two weeks later released in good faith and then two weeks after that, I released in Justice sprawl, two weeks later, a release, so reasonable fear. And within two months, I had five books up. Anna would sell them about two hundred day to books day at still ninety nine cents minute January. I went to the to ninety nine price point because your profit margin goes from thirty percent to seventy percent. And I thought, well, I won't tell any boats at this price and I go to bed on. A New Year's Eve, and I get up the next morning at the two ninety nine and I made a bunch of money while I was sleeping. Span task. So we just we just kept going and then Dylan. Was in college at your son? Yes, sunny. He was majoring in marketing. He was a news, tremendous baseball player, and I was afraid of losing to. As freight go- listen to baseball, but around. I hate this, but he got hurt and he didn't get drafted. So he starts selling cell phones for Verizon and within six months of may starting on Katie p I made sixty granted one month. Wow. So I go Dylan and I said, you want a job in come out may do this because there's a lot to it and I need to be writing books so don't come on. He comes in. He starts studying and Dylan his account. Number one. He's extremely bright. And number two, he. He just really pours himself in something when he and he does it. And I think Dylan knows as much about Amazon as anybody that works at Amazon and about their sales out rhythm about the whole and especially about sewing books. He, he just learned how to do it and we got everything you know, branded. We're, we're built conscious about our brand. We try to put out real high quality stuff. The reviews. The lowest reviewed book that I have in the Dillard series is the first one, an innocent client, and it's four, five while and the highest one is four eight. That's the last one that we put out. And so the fans there, the religious really liked the stories, and I really enjoy telling, you know. So once I got into a situation where money was coming in and I didn't have to worry about that and I could go back to riding Dylan was handling all the other stuff. He just start concentrating on how can we make this bigger when we make this bigger and she helped to do that. They make it very easy. We got a couple of book ups and Dan, he started talking to AG riddle. And so the people that were having. Zinc kind of success that we were as indie guys, and he learned about targeted advertising and we start spending money on advertising and it's just kind of snowball gotten bigger and bigger and bigger and grossing of of your grossing. How much on on my best month has been three hundred forty thousand dollars. My goodness. So well, you to sound like a well matched pair in terms of the parts of the work that you're doing. We're we've always been really, really close. We're just and and it's. He's, I'm just more of the creative. And he is more detail oriented and he's very. He signed to Agana lyrical in all of those things that you need in a person who's who's marketing your books. Well, let's talk a little bit about Joe Dillard. What what sort of a character is he? I, I've read. I was going to finish the book, but when my mom got hospitalized, I know about halfway through and I'm pretty impressed with this guy. He's a very appealing. Lawyer protagonists, but when you think of him and his essential qualities, what are they and perhaps would have how have they evolved over the nine book so far. I think conflicted if the first thing when when you talk about Joe Dillard I, he wants to be a good person. That's what he mainly wants to be in the world of girl defense. It's not always easy to be Irv is not always be good. I, you're dealing with if you only with bad people all the time, your own clients, lighting, all the time police officers that you feel with a lot of times getting two cases in there. They just want to win. You know, it gets to a point where once they make it arrest it, it turns into game where who wins from lose so back concerned, you know, the truth gets away. He's willing to sometimes shirt the roles a little bit know that the ass to is very devoted to. Family early deployed to fly. I didn't want him. They want him to be an anti hero. Didn't want him to be drunk. You know a wanting to be a good person operating in a very bad worlds. And I thought it would offer a lot of opportunities to him and all these different themes that are able to examine over the years. And you know, people look at at criminal defense lawyers and they scumbag, you know, I, I thing they bad purse and I can't see you anymore. By the way, the audio is getting a little scratchy. Can you kill the video icon on your side and we'll just stick with voice. I think we'll have a little better quality. Yeah, I'm not saying that's okay. Let's just keep going on. Remember what you were saying last, fuck. Yeah, I, it just saved me an opportunity to. Two. Examine all these things. One of the one of the things that I wanted to. He central in in the in the series was the relationship between this land and his family, and he ages naturally everybody ages through throughout series. But it was, I remember, you know, when I was doing my kids, never looked at me and. And so then why do you defend all these terrible people why you do this? And it did come up, they they knew what I what I was about in my my thing was about, you know, the constitution and everybody has right to it to defense. And I, I enjoy the ballots. I enjoyed holding the government to their own rules to their own standards and making sure that you know if they're gonna put somebody in case, they follow their own rules and. That's what Billy. That's what Diller at his core is all about. And of course, you know, you could get into all beings kind of wild scenarios along the way, but. Truth really is stranger to pitch in. And I, I handled cases that are. Stranger than the the ones that are right. That's just that's just the way it is. You know, it's, it's a, it's a really fascinating world and that's why that's why on order NYPD blue and all these, you know, great television shows that have been on for so long as why they hunt for so long and why he whether still why they keep making crime stuff because it's it's fascinating to examine the motivations behind the behavior. They'll do terrible things, and then the people that try and try to prosecute the judge, all of it just all of it is fascinating extended fascinating. As long as I be finding it bassin dating. I think I keep right. I think I don't know if Joe in the book someone in the first book says anybody is capable of murder under the right circumstances. Is that kind of your feeling? Yes. Yeah, it is. I think. And they people can be pushed to a point where they will. They'll don't do something. They they could be pushed to extremes. Yeah. How 'bout Dan street of what sort of character is he. There's a, there's different than Joe. He's an anti hero. He starts out as a as a younger defense lawyer, criminal defense lawyer, but he wants winds up being framed for murder and gets into federal maximum security prison. And in the first book he escaped from jersey and pre Brazil himself innocent, but then going forward in talking to the editors as a Johnson bursar, and this wasn't my decision, but it actually turned out to be gone. Wall white and breaking bad was really hot. It's time and the anti hero. And you know, Heisenberg or whatever his name was, and this alter ego that he had, and they would be fun to take a lawyer like Darren, who's been through this gerbil traumatic experience and kind of turn him in that direction. And that's what I did. And in the book when a really turned, and he started killing people. People readers didn't like it's the lowest rate, but habits of four and. They didn't like the idea of the protagonists being kilter, but. I did it in such a way that he could just find his mind, and a lot of people could just by. Why he did what he did and and they're going back to the motivations for human behavior. What would drive somebody to kill and. So without getting too much of it that way, I turned down into anti hero. It's three book series not redeemed him in third book, and we haven't decided whether we're going to go forward with a fourth book because got into a. Assigned to deal with audible to, I knew series of three three book series for them, and that's fascinating because they're the fastest growing segment in the industry. Will that just be an audio Booker? Will there also be print book with it? Yeah, it's a cool setup for me. It's four months of audio exclusively, but they promote it very heavily. It's called audible original, and I'll be there first legal mystery thriller guy or wider, and so they'll promoted the and I was already supposed to have it done. But unfortunately, my wife got really sick back in January and she onto passing or junior, and so I got, I got behind, you know. Sorry to hear that. But anyway, of ill dump, promoted before months. And I'm sure though the cell and then f. will you read it yourself. No, they. The actually talking about weeks Reese Witherspoon which would be tastic. Yeah. Wow. They wanted to female protagonist, and they wanted me to set Nashville speaking of national and option familiar with national. I said, yeah, I can do that. And it all out. Not even having to go down there, but, but I still I've been down there too. Just go to court systems meets lawyers, judges and things like that. But after four months, then I get the Bibo rights. So. It's a then you can do it in those formats right now. Do it through Katie Pete. Yeah. Yeah, it's going to be. I think it's going to be really lucrative. It's just a another opportunity another to grow. Now, how did the Darren street series end up with Thomas and Mercer of did you approach them? They saw how you're doing on KDP and approach to or bachelorette they saw good. I was in KPMG a an acquisition editor named shirts, the doll Sydney. And now I talked to him on the phone, and I was really conflicted because I had a bad experience with penguin, and I didn't want to really go back to give somebody else all that control over my decree. I mean, the royalties they, they just they think, thirty five percents that said, you know. So I'm working for half the royalties, but I'm also thinking, okay, this is Thomas merger, their Amazon company. They have all this. Promotional potential. I mean, they can really blow me they wanted to so. I, I said, no, I said, no, thank you. Appreciate it. And then a year later. I say her synopsis, I just been leading this Darren street thing. Percolate mom line for year, and I wrote an outline center synopsis and big bought. This really do three and Sagir now we'll go shot. So what's your experience with Thomas and Mercer bent so far compared to that earlier experience with penguin out night day John day, they're fantastic. As far as dealing the people that I've dealt with there, they were. Disgrace, you know the market. I was a little disappointed to be honest in the beginning at the boy promoted things. I thought they'd be more aggressive about it, but they looked at more long-term term and like right now today. They put my first title. It's called Justice redeemed of the dick Dan street series in what they call prime reading. Oh yeah. And it's number eighteen. It was sort on the number fourteen ranked rider in store. So. They I've stayed when over the last few years I stayed in the top one hundred mostly in the top. Fifty got up to ties maybe number four. But you know, when when you're up there at number fourteen, you're moving a lot of books and it has a as a halo effect to onto the Dillard's here. I see. Because you know, people read their in St.. They like it. Especially if they're series readers big over and they get a hold of Dillard and don't blow through that whole series. A really like readers have blow through the whole series. Yeah, yeah, that's that's like printing money. That's fantastic. Now, one thing I noticed in the first show Dillard book. I was reading it on my kindle, and I love the x Ray of feature where you see kind of the bones of the book, and you can remind yourself who character is yours was the first time I had seen in addition to kind of times the characters mentioned, I think you call it an author's note and it's it's a, it's a first person. Note like this is one of my favorite characters or this character. Are you a one first people to do that kind of KDP thing was that was one of their one of their early betas and which you're not supposed to talk about, but they told me I can't talk about that. And. Dole when when they first came to us it on, we're talking about it and. We start. That would be a really cool experience for reader to be able to go in and you know, click on a character maybe at somebody the appeared earlier or just click on whatever, you know, whatever, and just give them my perspective, the author's perspective because you don't get, you know, you don't get that. We just, you certainly can't get it in paper, but you rarely get it and in a digital. And so I took, I took it seriously, you know, and and I took my time with it and I think it that I've got nothing but positive feedback from that. It was a good program. They can scale back on it since then. You know, we don't do it anymore. They had an aspect here. How long did they do that beta with you? We'll see. I'm thinking we did that in two thousand fourteen I see. And was a tight time consuming you. You had to do something for each major character even some of the lesser characters. Yeah, it did. It took some time, you know, took took some time away from from writing the next book, which is what other writer, what you always do. You know you're right words the next the next, but I think it was worth it. Yeah. The other thing I noticed is that I can see under public highlights how many people have highlighted a passage and you've got really impressive. They'll be a passage that two or three hundred people have highlighted. Is that of assistance to you as an author? Do you ever kind of go back and find the parts of a book where your readers are essentially telling you? I love this part and something that helps inform you as you're writing your current book. Usually, I mean, I don't really used as informative. I use it. Like, I guess it does help me know what people like, you know, and what, what kind of. What really moves them enough to tie light something because that's a something that you know that they got to go out of their way to do that. They have to stop highlight the thing and it's like them, send me an Email. Yeah, same same kind of thing. And so yeah, and it helped him. With with some characters. Okay. On keeping this character, they really like him. So this character is going to recur in might be gone for one book, but he's gonna come back. And that's some of the, like some of the witticisms from early in Barlow Leon Bates liens not in the first book, but he's a shared. If that comes along. Second vote and turned into a really popular character. People highlight a lot of things that Leon says, because I use him to. I lived in Tennessee four off. Oh gosh. I've lived here for almost fifty years now and except when I was gone in the military. And so I've heard a lot of countries stuff. You know a lot of these old Appalachian sayings, and Leon uses a lot of the. And people people get big kick out of that, and they'll highlight on one of them that just pops in mind as the sun sundown chime up the same dogs ass everyday. If it did work, his ribs. That is a lot of back there. On having a character, they'll just come out spit, something like that, right. I could see how the reader would respond with some of that. Well, what's your, what's the latest book out that is available? And how soon as your next book in which series is going to be the latest book out is a is due process at Joe Dillard book, and it came out. Gosh, it's been. I think it was July last year. We put that book out, but the next book will be out next month and it's it's a collaboration. Never done this before, and it's entirely is standalone. It's a serial killer police procedural that on wrote with a guy that's been a detective for twenty five years. And that was an unusual process writing with someone. And. I don't know that I'm gonna do it with one other guy, and I'll probably do it with Mark stout is is protected. Probably do it with Mark, maybe one more time, but I'm doing more to help them get started and I am to make money, right. You know, I'm trying to make them some money and and Mark, you know, he's been added for a long time against retired a couple of years. And then the other guy, just it was a newspaper writer, stench Kelly, Hodge news, newspaper writer for thirty five years in print. You know, print newspapers, they just walked in one day. He'd been there for thirty five years. Okay, you're you're done well, and. So he wrote up live three books and he'd put him up there. Good books. But when you're new, I mean, they're what I six million titles in the kindle store down. Yeah, a couple of million authors or billion authors, and it's hard to to get tension. It's just hard to get any tracks. Yeah. And so I'm trying to use my my brand by platform to help these guys get started, not do a couple of books with them. You know, it was split the royalties for years. And then after that, I'll let them have the royalties. And then after a couple of books then hopefully they can move on on their own. Well, that's cool. When you're doing a books like that, do you have them up available for preorder already or when when will people be able to. We do real short, are our strategy on priori is different than a lot of people we do. We do real short Priore like day. What I do is I send out emails in our start sending out emails to to my Email. This have several thousand people on my Email list, just people that have either signed up for it or who will written to and they're rabbit. I mean, the ram pants and so. I send something out to them saying, okay, we're going to release this book now sent him a chapter two, and then I sent him another Email saying, okay, you can pre-order, it starts today and save a dollar, and but it's going to be out in two days and what happens when you do it that way is that you sell all of these books in one day two days and that Amazon algorithm, it catches it. Oh man, here's a product. It's really been and it gives it no place and you sell more books that way rather than doing a long drawn out of priori. The sounds like one of the smart things that Dylan his understood of the Amazon algorithms since all him tastic it's common sense. I mean, this logical that you do that you've had a chance to see the power of. It is. Well, he's, he's experimented, you know, we a written thirteen books, so he's had, you know, he said, different each time time to experiment with different ways of doing it, but he got it down now. Got it. There. Tastic. Anything else you'd like to mention that we haven't talked about that you think my listeners might want to know that I got. Sorry to. Could run deal for judge. I think they might. Jan by this judge that I've been. I had been cheating with basically for five years, and I gave him an opening why didn't really kick nobody. He thought he saw over eighty through j. And then he started finding complaints against the board professional responsibility. And they suspended me say, why not here? And it really made me angry and I went home on my wife. By sundown national to based can. And I read the the Lincoln older by Michael Connell. Yup. Yup. Came back home. I'm not gonna practice on any more. We mean. Cardi giving, you know, all the stuff. The way they're feeding me. They can do this. I'm not going back and she Laurie to, and I said, I held look Joe Jorissen. I'm like, I can. I can. Right. So CISCO's this. Yeah, and Conway. Car guy. So three hundred million books. Bye. She looked at me and she said, okay, yeah, that's that's what you things you can do it. And I had no idea how difficult it would be. I mean, no idea, but I wanted to. Wow, no running into. The woman then running around who was formerly editor for some Schuster for a long time. And she started around company called the Royal department and she helped me a belt. My first vote and over eighteen months and the we sold it or we got Philip. Since New York to rapid and resold it the. The. It took a while. We were poor for a long time. Bankruptcy and living in my mother-in-law's facing repel, here's. But we got out of there. Whenever she bankruptcy. Yeah, exactly. Well, you know, the judge has denigrated no way. I. Actually about four months ago and the answer, but I loved him the message and thank you for joining me into a millionaire. So your choice. That's great. I've been speaking was got Pratt, the selling author of the Joe Dillard and Darren street series. Thanks very much Scott. Due to do to finish up the show. Now with a clip from the David Rubenstein show to peer conversations. It was tapes, clever, thirteenth, his interview with Jeff Bezos, some things I've heard Ford, but there's some very fresh stuff and some funny stuff in these opening minutes, hoping joy it, your stock is actually up seventy percent this year. Is there one thing that you think is responsible for that several things because seventy percent is pretty good. Now I I have been lecturing. They have all hands meetings Amazon for twenty years ever since we've been twenty one years now. Nine hundred ninety seven. Every almost every all hands meeting. I look when the stock is up thirty percent in a month, don't kill thirty, percents smarter because when the stock is down, thirty percent a month, it's not gonna feel so good to be feel thirty percent dumber. And that's what happens. Never spend any time thinking about the daily stock price, I don't. Okay. So as a result of going up seventy percent this year you have become the wealthiest man in the world. It is at a title that you really wanted or not. I isn't going to hurt you. I have never sought that title and it was fine being the second wealthiest person in the world actually worked fine. It's not. It is a day. It I, I would say it's something people naturally curious about, you know, it's kind of an interesting curiosity, but it's not the thing I would much rather, they said like, you know, inventor, Jeff Bezos or entrepreneurship basis, or you know, father, Jeff vase. Those kinds of things are much more meaningful to me and the the, it's an output measure that you look at the financial success of Amazon and the the stock I own sixteen percent of Amazon Amazon's worth roughly a trillion dollars. That means that what we have built over twenty years. We have built eight hundred and forty billion dollars of wealth for other people, and that's great. That's how it should be. You know there, I believe so powerfully in the ability of entrepreneurial capitalism and free markets to solve so many of the world's frauds, not all of them, but so many of them. So you live in Washington state near. Seattle, we're outside of Seattle. Now, the man who was the richest man for about twenty years named Bill Gates. Yeah. And what is the likelihood that the two richest men in the world if not only in the same country, not only the same state in the same city, but in the same neighborhood, I mean, is there something in that neighborhood that we should know about. Are there any more houses for sale there. After I saw Bill. Not not too long ago. You know, we were joking about the world's richest man thing, and I basically said, thank you know, I said, you're welcome, and he immediately turned to me. Thank you, but no Medina is a great little. It's a suburb of Seattle, and you know, I don't think there's anything special in the water there. I did locate Amazon in Seattle because of Microsoft. I thought that that big pool of technical talent would provide a good place to recruit talented people from. And that did turn out to be true. So it's not a complete coincidence. There's some correlation there you go into a store when you want to buy something. Do you have to put a credit card down to Sam? Got bazo sin. They send you. How you and you have to care, you carry cash around or you do carry cash and I have a have credit cards. Yeah. And if your credit to show my driver's license and you know, what are you ever had a credit card on? I'd never. I have. I've had my credit card tonight. What are you saying when you say to give him another credit card? Say here, try this one. So you made it in announcement that is the most significant philanthropic gift you've made in the type? It was a. About a about a year ago, you said you wanted to look for some good philanthropic ideas and you've got, I think forty, seven thousand of them and you reviewed them. And how did you decide where to put this two billion dollars? And would you describe exactly what you're gonna? That process was very helpful. So I, I listened ideas kind of crowd sourced and I got literally, as you said something like forty, seven thousand, maybe even a little more. Some of them came to my inbox. Most of them came on social media, and I read through thousands and thousands of them. My office kind of correlated the mall and put them into buckets, and there were some themes that emerged, but the other thing that's fascinating about the kind of actually did you see just how long tailed it is. People are interested in trying to help the world and so many different ways. A lot of people are very interested in homelessness, including me. A lot of people are very interested in education and of all kinds. I'm very interested in early education and. I made the, you know, the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. My mother has become an running the Basil's family foundation. She has to become an expert in in early education. I'm a student of Montessori schools. Started. Montessori when I was two years old and the the, the teacher complained to my mother monitor schoolteacher convenient, whether that I was to task focused in she, she couldn't get me to switch tasks since she would have to just pick up my share and move me. And by the way, I think that's if you have people who work with me still probably true today eight, you're ever call. You sense inside she was responsible for your success. No, I'm in touch with several of my high school elementary school teacher, so, but I don't know any of my Montessori school teachers tank. So the gifted you're giving, essentially you're going to have some for preschool for children who need preschool, free, treat, forget full tuition, preschool, Bonna story inspired. I'm very excited about that because I'm going to operate that that's going to be an operating nonprofit, and we're going to put them in low income neighborhoods. We know for fact that if a kid falls behind, it's really, really hard to catch up. And if you can give somebody a leg up when they're two, three or four years old, by the time they get to kindergarten or first grade, they're much less likely to fall behind. You can still happen, but you've really improve their odds. The money spent there is going to pay gigantic dividends for decades. The other part of your gift will be to give awards out to, and that's going to be more traditional grant making philanthropy. So there I'm going to. Identify with the help of team identify and fund vet and fund family homeless shelters. And that will be you said you would give an initial two billion dollars spec to add to that? Yeah, it's day one. Everything I've ever done has started small. Amazon started with a couple of people and blue origin started with five people, and the budget of blue was very, very small. Now, the budget of blue origins approaches a billion dollars a year next year. It'll be more than a billion dollars in Amazon who literally was Tim build today. It's half a million people, but you you, it's hard to remember for you guys. But for me, it's like yesterday I was driving the packages for the post office myself and hoping one day we could afford a forklift and so so for me, I've seen small things get big and it's part of this day one mentality. I like treating things as if if there's. Small, you know, Amazon, even though it is a large company, I wanted to have the heart and spirit of small one and then so anyway, the day one foundation is going to be like, that will will will will wander a little bit too. So we have some various Pacific ideas of what we wanna do, but I believe in the power of wandering, all of my best decisions in business and in life have been made with heart intuition, guts, you know, not not analysis when you can make a decision with analysis you should do so. But it turns out in life that your most important decisions are always made with instinct intuition, taste heart. And that's what we'll do this day. One foundation to the customer is going to be the child. This is this is so important because the secret sauce of Amazon, whether civil principles, Amazon, but the. Number one thing that has made us successful by far is obsessive compulsive focus on the customer as opposed to obsession over the competitor. And I talk so often to other ios and some other CEO's and also founders entrepreneurs and I can tell even though they're talking about customers, they're really focusing on competitors, and it is a huge advantage to any company. If you can stay focused on your customer instead of your competitors, then you have to identify who is your customer. So at the Washington Post, for example, is the customer. The people who buy advertisements from us know the customer is the reader in the school who are the customers that the parents is that the teachers now it is the child and that's what we're going to do. We're going to be obsessively compulsively focused on the child. We're going to be scientific when we can be, and we're gonna use heart and intuition. When we when we when you use. Your intuition make decisions. Where is the intuition leading you now on your second headquarters? Can can. We just take a moment to knowledge that that may be the best segue. In the history. Interviewing. Seriously, David is that is all right. That's amazing. Answer is the answer is very simple. We we will announce a decision before the end of this year. So we've made tremendous progress. The team is working their butts off on it and we will get there. No, be nice. Come on. I'm just finishing this up in a visitor's lounge at Mass General. Mama's head kind of tough day today at first day after the surgery, and we're all weary. If it's going to be a long slog so again, prayers welcome for Lois edge early. And this is lenna Julie for the kindle chronicles at Massachusetts General Hospital. Thanks for listening.

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