22 Burst results for "Eric J Olson"

Joe Miano Talks About Prime Editing in Mice

CRISPR Cuts

02:14 min | 2 months ago

Joe Miano Talks About Prime Editing in Mice

"Gillette start by with an introduction Just maybe dennis about yourself your current position. How you got you sure so i. I'm a professor at the medical college of georgia. I'm a new yorker. You can tell them not from the south. My background is in vascular biology a phd in vascular pathobiologist near medical college. I did my training. My training with eric olson who uses christopher quite a bit in the context of must addition feet in texas in women up to medical college of wisconsin before going to university of rochester. Where i was for twenty years where the crisper really started in my lap. And so most as you said most of my work revolves around using different crisper ending platforms to interrogate the dark matter of our genome to discover what with the meaning is of some of these interesting elements that we defy. Actually i'm glad you kind of said the last line. Because that is exactly what i had picked out been looking at your bio before you had said dark matter of the genome. Can you What do you mean by not matter. Why is that important to study. So used to be the late sixties early seventies that the genome homeless considered to be mostly comprised junkie neighbor. We know now that that's not the case that most of it is functional in some way shape or form and so there are myriad number okla dna binding transcription factors on one thousand plus that buying into specific elements. And we're interested in one class of these elements and all of these elements are found in in this dark matter. Nine coding or the genome which is like ninety eight to ninety nine percent of the six billion nucleotides of each cell so we have a reasonably good handle on where to look for these nuggets of goal. And we've use computational tools in with the crisper editing platform emerging in two thousand thirteen. It's made our life so much easier now to literally will change the single base level even these binding sites and find out what the consequences and that that has enormous implications for understanding. What the single nuclear type. Various associated with diseases how those may be functioning or dysfunctioning in in the context of various common diseases and reducing

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Proposed Settlement Aims To Protect Drinking Water In Newark, New Jersey

All Things Considered

00:50 sec | 6 months ago

Proposed Settlement Aims To Protect Drinking Water In Newark, New Jersey

"A lawyer who can speak on his behalf. Newark has reached a settlement with the environmental group that sued the city more than two years ago for its lead contaminated drinking water. The lawsuit helped catapult the water crisis in New Jersey's largest city into the national spotlight. Legitimizes Carinae reports, The proposed settlement guarantees and new work will finish its work to rid the city of old Underground lead service lines, pumping contaminated water into people's homes. Eric Olson is with the Natural Resources Defense Council, which suit New York in 2018, he says as part of the agreement, the city's ongoing efforts to address the problem through new treatment, chemicals, pipe replacement and distribution of temporary filters will be overseen by a federal judge for the next six months. That's all going to be cemented and insured. Under this agreement, the state has also agreed to provide more oversight of the city's water system. A judge

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"eric j olson" Discussed on Journey to $100 Million

Journey to $100 Million

03:22 min | 8 months ago

"eric j olson" Discussed on Journey to $100 Million

"What's happening everybody. It's eric j olson. One of my new year's resolutions for twenty twenty was to publish my first book. And i am really really close to making that happen. As i recall it is december thirteenth of twenty twenty. And i plan on going live december. Twenty six the day after christmas. Obviously why did i pick the day after christmas. Well one. it took me the entire year to accomplish this. I actually wrote the book back. In december of two thousand nineteen. But i took a couple months off after i wrote it. I was of burned out. And then i had to read through twice to edit it and reorganize ahead a professional editor do the exact same thing and more recently. I had to pick the books size. I had to log into amazon figure. How self published in had to hire a graphic artists to create the cover. Because i wanted to look awesome. I don't want us like something. i would create some. I actually hire somebody for that. All of the pieces are coming together. I just need the final version of the artwork. And then it's off to the is sal. I'm very very close to having done. The book is called million dollar journey and it is all about my journey going from a startup with zero revenue to one million dollars in revenue and along the way which by the way eight years to me. Eight years to figure out what i was doing. And to build a business to a million dollars in revenue. Since then it's taken about two years to that to two million dollars literally. The first million is your hardest. So that's what this book is all about. Why is it so hard. What are the problems that i encountered that you are likely to encounter as well. And what are the lessons learned and takeaways from all of those issues all those stumbling blocks all of the wordings over the first eight years and now three years after that even more warnings put into the book. There are a ton of actual takeaways. If you buy this book. I guarantee if you try hard that you will be able to get your business over a million dollars much faster than i did. As a matter of fact. I am repeating the experiment. We started rival digital a few months ago. What the very specific goal of building to one million dollars in one year very aggressive. But kevin and i are very confident that we could pull that off and everything that's in million dollar journey is what we are literally applying right now to rival digital all the learnings for this first eight years all the learnings from a raid digital. They all go into the next business venture. We're going to get there. That is my and kevin's new year's resolution is to get rival digital to a million dollars and our blueprint is going to be million dollar journey again. It comes out december. Twenty six on amazon. Check it out million dollar journey. My name is eric j olson source for either one of those on amazon. And it'll come right up appreciate it. How much more successful would you be if you could harness the experience a group of successful business owners. That is the exact group of people that we have. Our business grew mastermind. Check out more information at a ray mentor dot com..

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"eric j olson" Discussed on Journey to $100 Million

Journey to $100 Million

03:29 min | 11 months ago

"eric j olson" Discussed on Journey to $100 Million

"Wow how embarrassing? What's happening everybody? It's Eric J Olson and I am coming at you live on Lincoln, live twitter live and facebook live. Everybody's got live these days and I'm using it to its full extent. except I just recorded a killer episode and my microphone was muted. So as I was rambling on about this great story that has to do with building a business and scaling a business in some of the things that I've learned going live. Across the world on all my social media platforms, people were trying to tell me Yell Eric I can't hear you check your microphone. Bro. And I was reading the comments because I was busy thinking talking. and. So the whole point of this podcast is to to just be very truthful about how we screw up in business as we're trying to grow our digital marketing agency and I just really screwed up I, just wasted nine minutes of my life. Talking and no one could hear me I thought I was interacting in an awesome way with the audience and they were trying to tell me that they couldn't hear me but I was listening. So I was speaking could hear me they were speaking and I couldn't hear them talk about a terrible conversation who would want to be in that conversation, and now if you go back and you look at this live, there's going to be a ton of comments people saying I can't hear you this was my debut on Lincoln live totally blew it. All right. So what are some lessons learned here Okay. Let's number one. As as a digital marketing agency and really has any business these days you have to treat yourself as a media company. You have to get attention from people. You have to put yourself out there and he had to be vulnerable look I, just totally screwed up but on owning it right I'm doing an episode to tell you how I screwed up and some of the lessons that I've already learned. So lesson number one is keep doing it right I I can't just like quit and be embarrassed because no one could hear me but is what is blessed number two. If, you see a light blinking on your microphone. then. That means that it's on. Mute. So. I need to check that before I go live I can't just assume I assumed and it didn't work out for me. At all. I had these problems all the time I'm sure you do too. It's embarrassing but the thing is. There's lessons to be learned here and we all screw up and just really screwed up on live social media it's going to happen so. I you know I actually I read a tweet this morning that said. Your insecurities are your biggest vulnerabilities, but you reveal your biggest vulnerabilities. They no longer are a weapon that can be used as something to that effect. It was probably much more eloquently said the net but members basically like put it all out there. Right if you screw up totally screw up. Up So. What right? I'M NOT GONNA stop I'm going to keep ongoing it is what it is so. If you were watching me on Wellington live twitter live or facebook live for nine minutes, and you couldn't hear a word that said even though I was probably talking with my hands and everything else my apologies if you're listening right now on the podcast, well,.

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"eric j olson" Discussed on Journey to $100 Million

Journey to $100 Million

02:16 min | 11 months ago

"eric j olson" Discussed on Journey to $100 Million

"Today I had the pleasure of interviewing Daniel Elliott a lawyer who focuses on the rail and logistics industry, and I found out how he is growing his law practice. Hey there I'm Eric Olsen and I'm Kevin days join us on our journey to building a one hundred million dollars company. Hey there, Eric J Olson I recently had the pleasure of talking with Dan Elliott. Who runs his own law practice focused on the industries of railroad and logistics Dan recently started his own practice back in October two thousand and nineteen, and he is a really interesting way of cultivating prospects. He does it online and he does it through his network hit some really good insight and he's done something just the opposite of what I think is a mistake for most people which is not properly networking online. He does it the right way. So I'm glad that I spoke with him and I wanted to give you a little bit of a snippet from one of our lunchtime lives that I did recently where he talks about exactly what he's done to cultivate that network and what is meant for his law practice. I do try to designate certain time during the week to market myself and get my name out there and I've had had some success. By reaching out to people. especially like on link then. I have about. Fourteen thousand connections yeah. So and I kind of did that knowing that one day and have a law practice would want to be connected to a lot of people in the industry and that's proven to have not bringing the all my business but a lot of business. So it's a good that way to let people know him out there. You mind if we drill into that just a little bit because I think that's important. What you said most people it seems like they don't think about their network until they need their network but you thought about your network in advance and it sounds like maybe has some plans. For the future and so you knew that you would need a network one day..

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"eric j olson" Discussed on Journey to $100 Million

Journey to $100 Million

03:56 min | 1 year ago

"eric j olson" Discussed on Journey to $100 Million

"Hey there I'm Eric Olsen and I'm Kevin days. Join us on our journey into building a one hundred million dollars company. What's happening? It's Eric J Olson a few weeks ago we made a really big change here at a rate digital. In the past we used to work with any client in any industry for a number of reasons one, it was pretty easy to just work with whoever came to us. and to we never really had an issue with it just kind of worked. But what we found is that as you worked with clients and different industries, we kept struggling with trying to learn their business and their industry. And so what we wanted to do was focus in on a couple of industries that we do a lot of work with and try to start specializing in those industries after digging through some of the financials, what we realized is that fifty five percent of our business comes from three. Individual Industry Segments, and those are wall medical and home services, and so we've redone all of our marketing and we've redone a lot of things internally to focus in on those three segments. But since we have reworked our marketing and put the messaging out there on places like. And facebook twitter our website. What we've noticed is that we're starting to get a lot of referrals to those three segments. Simply by putting out in the world who we specialize for has led to people literally saying Oh you guys specialize in medical. Let me introduce you to Dr so and so or Oh, you guys specialize in the law in law marketing. Oh I know a great war that would be a great fit for you. What's happened is by US saying that we focus in on a few segments. It's given people a lot more clarity about what we do and is given them focus. So instead of saying, Hey, is there anybody that you can think of that would be a good fit for us we can literally say, do you know any doctors, lawyers or home services professionals? They you think would be a good fit for us is significantly focused in on thinking about just the kinds of people that we wanna work with because if you have an open ended question like, is there anybody in? It's so hard to catalogue your entire list of contacts and try to figure out WHO's good fit. By saying these three segments, we've now allow them to filter in their mind their context down to very specifically the kinds of people that we wanna work with. So it's led immediately. To new referrals that are high quality referrals these are people that are referred to us by people in our. Audience or you know our connections and these are really good referrals. So it's like we did not expect that, but it's a great side effect. So not only are we focusing not only getting better at these particular segments but now we're getting great leads and that is something that we did not expect L. and by the way when we talk to these leads in these prospects yes. What we're a great fit because we specialize in law medical and home services, we make it very, very simple to get referrals from our contacts and then to follow up. If you're thinking of somehow focusing in on a niche or a segment, I definitely recommend it. There have been times in the past has been beneficial for us to not have a niche and it's really hard thing to decide on and it took us many many years but we're already seen the benefits of it. You for listening is it time for new website?.

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"eric j olson" Discussed on Journey to $100 Million

Journey to $100 Million

02:39 min | 1 year ago

"eric j olson" Discussed on Journey to $100 Million

"What's happening? It's Eric J Olson Friday at noon eastern time we host a facebook live which we call lunchtime live where it's one of us usually me or Kevin and we invite a guest to join us. Now our guests are usually top marketers or entrepreneurs and bring them on to they can discuss what they've learned in their journey to building a company or to building a marketing engine and what's awesome about it is frankly We get to ask all the questions that we want answers to I want to know the secrets of their success so that I can rip off their ideas and implement those ideas immediately from my own personal brand or for the company's brand or for our clients. So by hosting this lunchtime live, we get to ask all the questions that we want to ask versus just listen to someone else's podcasts or watching someone else's facebook live. Now what are the things that we do is we actually ask our audience to. Ask Our on his if they have any questions. So during the live people can post questions on facebook and what we'll do is we'll ask those our audience so. If you join us then that means that you will also be able to ask your questions. So why wouldn't you join? US? You can find out exactly how people have pulled off what they've put off and we have people with big brands. It's about a fact, this coming Friday we have someone that's got nineteen thousand followers on her instagram is pretty amazing. We just had someone on who is running five to six million dollar a year tennis coaching company, and he built that running facebook ads. It is quite impressive some of these people have done in a very short amount of time. I haven't enquiring mind and to know so I ask all the questions I want. If you want your questions asked as well jump in and we'll ask US questions for you in order to be notified about one of our facebook lives you can sign up for notifications at this is array dot live if you put in your name email address and your. Phone number that we will send you a text message before every one of our facebook lives on Friday and we'll send you the link to that week's facebook live, and again, you can ask whatever questions you want. So let your creativity flow asked the questions you want answered and learn on with us how these other people are building their companies.

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"eric j olson" Discussed on Journey to $100 Million

Journey to $100 Million

03:58 min | 1 year ago

"eric j olson" Discussed on Journey to $100 Million

"What's happening? It's Eric J Olson years ago I was obsessed with Shark tank the TV show I used to watch it I think it was on Friday nights and I would watch it religiously every single week. That was way back in the day when asked you watched network TV, which I really don't anymore actually I don't at all now all net flicks whenever I turn on TV but I used to really enjoy the show and my favorite person on the show was Mr wonderful now not only was he a great businessman in my opinion with a lot of really good advice. He had an awesome haircut which was totally bald except he actually grew it on the sides and I shave on so. Yeah you got shape. But Some of the advice that he gave was so good that I remember to this date and one piece of Advice I. Actually one statement that he made has stuck with me for years I mean it's probably been. Ten years since I saw this. He was trying to work a deal with one of the entrepreneurs came into the shark tank and the deal is just fell apart a descendant workout. And I, guess he was kind of like a said about it and the governor walked Al and then you know how the sharks talk amongst themselves. Will he turn to one of the sharks who was up to right and he said it's just a deal. There are millions out there like that. And, the time I was like, Oh, I must be nice to have millions of deals Mr wonderful because I was really just kind of in the beginning of my entrepreneurial journey and I was struggling to my message out Australian to find clients, and so I didn't understand what could be light to think that there are millions of deals out there because I was dealing with one or two deals at a time. Bass for many years to today, and now I totally understand what he's talking about. There are millions of deals out there. You just have to go find them and the way that you find him is to have a very specific message to a very specific niche or several niches. In our case, we have three segments, doctors, lawyers, and home services companies, and so our messaging is super tight to each one of those segments. If we're talking to a lawyer that we say something like we specialize in marketing for lawyers. When a lure here's that guess what? Bingo this is a company that I could possibly higher. That's a whole lot better than if you say something like we do marketing for anybody as long as they got money, which is typically what startup companies do is they don't have any specific clientele whatsoever and they struggle to find clients. So you know Mr Wonderful. Was Right that there are a million deals out there. But only if you have messaging that resonates with your ideal prospect and that's the key. So I'd said for us, it's segmentation and speaking to. Very specific segment of clients, which is true. But for other businesses, you may not say meant, but you need to know who your ideal client is and then speak directly to that person don't speak in the abstract speak like you're speaking to a individual person in each one of your messages that are even broadcast out you want every individual who is watching or listening or consuming your message to think that you are speaking directly to them. If you start doing that, there will be millions of deals out there to be had. But if you don't, you'll be like me ten or so years ago where you can't even imagine what it's like to have more than one deal in front of you at.

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"eric j olson" Discussed on Journey to $100 Million

Journey to $100 Million

03:05 min | 1 year ago

"eric j olson" Discussed on Journey to $100 Million

"I'm Eric. Olsen I'm seven days. Join us on our journey to building a one hundred million dollars company. Hey there. Eric J Olson I was recently asked that question by Zach Miller of Zach. Miller says so to restate the question. Why do we focus on exceptions while neglecting the basics, so this is a great question by Zach because a lot of times especially like when we run our businesses or one. We're even just reading news. What comes to light are the exceptions versus the norm. Think about when you're watching the news. It's all about like the exceptional things that have happened because the mundane just isn't all that exciting and people probably just wouldn't turn in to the news if you're just reporting business as usual so when it comes to the news when it comes to the media, they're always focusing on. What gets you kind of excited the exceptions? It's really no different in business either right. There's a lot of things that happened day in and day out, but most of those things frankly are just mundane, and it's really just part of the grind of doing business. They're not exciting, right? They're not maybe even not even filling, but they've got to get done is just a grind of business and those things. You don't usually focus on too much usually. Of Energy into the exceptional things. The boundary conditions the exception cases those are all things that are really easy to focus on, but it's actually kind of a mistake and a Lotta Times I. Find Myself Getting caught up in these discussions of things that haven't even happened yet. So at a rate digital, sometimes I will get sucked into debate about well. How should we handle this one thing that a never asked us to do that? A client may never ask us to do like why get sucked into that conversation and try to solve problems. That aren't even problems yet. I think it's a much better use of your time my time everyone's time to I focus on the problems and the situations that hand, and then if you have showtime, which I guarantee, you won't solve things that aren't even problems yet. No. I'm not saying. Don't try to look into the future and project out potential problems. You can do that and you should do that. And that is one way that you're going to steer your company through things like Cuvette post-coup bid business as usual like you need to be thinking strategically and into the future but I don't want to do that while ignoring the present, be practical about where you put your focus, be practical about what is important to you. Focus on the here and now first and foremost. Get the here now and then you can start thinking a little bit beyond that..

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"eric j olson" Discussed on Journey to $100 Million

Journey to $100 Million

02:41 min | 1 year ago

"eric j olson" Discussed on Journey to $100 Million

"What's happening? It's Eric J Olson for several months now we have been doing a facebook live. On Fridays at noon eastern time. Now this all started before covid, but ever since covid since we've been working remote and we can't do our in-person meet ups anymore. We decided to kind of doubled down on our lunchtime. Lives, as we call it and definitely have them every Friday whereas before. It was kind of questionable. And also we're bringing on guests, so we often bring on guests that we'll talk about things like instagram or digital marketing or a social media in general or different topics that have to do with growing your business through digital marketing, so it's very similar to a podcast, the nature where there's typically one person from the company and someone who is not in the company, but all ties we'll also have. Either two people from the company or sometimes even more people from the company talking about a particular topic so every Friday at noon. We are doing these lunchtime lies. We have since expanded from facebook to other platforms as well so we're definitely Freeman on. A live. Twitter live. We can't do instagram because of the software conflicts, but definitely youtube twitter. Oh, twitch! We're also doing twitch and facebook live all at the same time. So we've really enjoyed doing it. We get a lot of really good. Information out to the community a lot of times people are posting questions in facebook is something I would definitely recommend that you do. It's valuable enough where I do a lot of these myself because I, it gives back to the community and Frankly I enjoy doing them and I think that people can learn from these kinds of live training sessions and. Just basic. Laws in general. If? You're interested in finding out more about. This you can go to. This is a raid dot live. And there you can sign up to be notified four. When the next event is going to happen for the next time, so if you go to this is the ray dot live? You can put in your phone number and we will send you a text message before the next one happens, so you'll always know when they're happening. But if you don't do that, you can always go to facebook and just way for facebook to notify you to be following us, so follow digital facebook will ding. Ding.

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"eric j olson" Discussed on Journey to $100 Million

Journey to $100 Million

03:43 min | 1 year ago

"eric j olson" Discussed on Journey to $100 Million

"What's happening? It's Eric J Olson? I get pitched all the time to buy explainer videos from other agency owners and people on the Internet. They email me and they say they have a terrific offering. These things called explainer videos. There's a couple of different formats for explainer videos. But this is basically where you don't have the camera on a human being and instead you show some variation of almost a cartoon if you will one variation is where it's actually like a drawing like stick figures or maybe a more sophisticated kind of drawing but it shows in a like animated way somebody using your product and you've probably seen a lot of these on the Internet. I know I have these usually lasts about twenty to sixty seconds and the whole idea is to explain your offering and your value proposition. The other format that I've seen is where you see like a hand with a pencil on it and a pencil drawing those pitchers and has drawn like really fast. That's another way of having an explainer video. The voice over for the explainer video is usually some sort of professional voice talent. Sos SOUNDS GOOD. And there's this professionally rendered video that explains offering but in my opinion that is not a great use of your resources. I believe that people interact with better resonate better and trust more other human beings and so what I think is a much better and cheaper and quicker way of getting your point made is to turn the camera on you. If you are the founder of your company there is no one that can tell your story better or sell your product better than you can because you've lived it you the passion you know an inside out you've experienced all the lessons are learned. It's your story you can tell it better than any explainer video better than any hand with. Pencil and drawing. What should be your story? Have someone put the camera on you or even just do a selfie video on your phone. It's better if you tell your story and don't worry about it. Being perfect people don't want profession anymore. They want authenticity if they WANNA profession they would watch the six o'clock evening news but guess what that's declining. I don't WanNa see talking heads with perfect production value. I want to see and hear real news as it's happening. I want authenticity. No I used the news analogy it just has an example but there's a Polish version of things and there's the real version of things. We are smart enough now as consumers and as people to realize the Polish version is not always the best and frankly it just doesn't get as much attention humans resonate with other humans. You are the best person to explain in a video what you do and the value proposition you do or they offer. I should say so. Don't be shy if you WANNA sell your product. Turn your phone onto you and record a self video it will do much better then any explainer video the can hire someone else to do for you. You are your best..

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"eric j olson" Discussed on Journey to $100 Million

Journey to $100 Million

04:19 min | 1 year ago

"eric j olson" Discussed on Journey to $100 Million

"What's happening? It's Eric J Olson. We are in the midst of the corona virus right now and what that means is. I'm getting a lot of news sent to me. I normally do not pay attention to the news pretty much at all. I live by the philosophy of. I'M NOT GONNA spend time searching for and consuming news which frankly is almost always negative. I wait for the news to come to me and what that means. Is that when something important is happening in the world? People tell me about it either. My wife tells me about it or people at work. Tell me about it or it's told to me at the gym or something like that but basically it's important enough where people feel like they need to talk about it and I'm usually around when that happens so kern of ours was starting to become a thing and my wife sent me a link to the local newspaper website that had an article about how many people are infected et Cetera. And when I went to the local newspapers website right away I realized that one of the ads they were showing on that website was our ad for one of our clients now on one hand. That's great because we are paying to get the AD blast to across the Internet but I found it super ironic that we were able to get an ad for one of our clients on one of our competitors websites ever since we switched to one hundred percent digital marketing. We have bumped up against the local newspaper the local radio stations and local TV stations. Who also do digital marketing by the way that was an air quotes also do digital marketing. That's clearly not their main line of business. They don't make a ton of revenue compared to their core business and they certainly have a ton of infrastructure built up around their core business of printing and broadcasting but they do digital marketing and they sell as one of their pitches to prospects that we know they say because prospects tell us is that they can get prospects or their on the website for the local newspaper or the local TV station but we can get our clients as on the exact same spot right. So what is the value of the benefit or the differentiator between them and putting that ad there or US putting that add their their competitive advantage is eliminated if we can get on their website. Now why would a media company allow us to advertise on their website? We are their competitor. They do it. Because of short term thinking and short term gains they need that digital ad revenue because their broadcast or print revenue is just dropping and they need to offset that with anything they can get so they're taking short term gains at the expense of long term thinking and gains their brand is eroded when a competitor like me can advertise on their site. And frankly I just find it preposterous that we can do this. I would think somehow they would block us from doing it. But we can get on their website so as long as they accept ads from any advertiser. And we're just one of many thousands probably hundreds of thousands of advertisers. We could get on their website. It's ludicrous I would never allow that if I were running that website. And we certainly don't put as our. This is the Ray Dot com website. Because who wants to look at ADS anyways. The West side is absurd to be in with ads everywhere. Pop-ups I mean it's it's just terrible so Anyways I think it's crazy if your thinking about doing something. Short term versus long term in my opinion almost always go for the long term. Thank you for listening..

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"eric j olson" Discussed on Journey to $100 Million

Journey to $100 Million

04:29 min | 1 year ago

"eric j olson" Discussed on Journey to $100 Million

"Hey there I'm Eric Olson. I'm daisy join us on our journey to building a one hundred million dollars company. Hey there Eric J Olson. One of the things that I started to do on my twitter was. I offered to coach aspiring entrepreneurs or people who are already running their own agencies but needed a little bit of help to get to the next step. I wish that when I was in their position either about to start out or I had just out that I could have leaned on other entrepreneurs to ask questions and to get guidance. I'm sure that existed. But it just never made. Its way to me and I never thought of seeking out so what I'm doing is I'm offering thirty days of coaching to anyone who comes to me. We're going to have a call first and see if there's a fit but if there is then we will work for thirty days to see if I can help them and there's a couple of reasons that I'm doing this and by the way I'm not charging for this right now but reasonable one is frankly. I like doing it. I liked talking to other people that are trying to make something of their agencies their entrepreneurialism they're pushing the envelope. They have goals. They have ambitions. Frankly I just kind of like talking to people that I think are somewhat similar to me now. I view entrepreneurialism as this path that we're all on and you could be at any point on that path and there's going to be someone who's ahead of you probably a lot of people and there's going to be people that are behind you and probably a lot of them as well but people are moving along on this path. Some are moving slow. Some are moving fast some are making big jumps forward while others are making big jumps back and what I WanNa do is just talk with these entrepreneurs and see if I can help them take big jumps forward one of the reasons that we decided to do this. Podcast is because we've got ten years of experience in running our own companies and we've made a lot of mistakes. Almost every episode on journey to one hundred million dollars is where we talk about a mistake that we made the lesson learned and then we have a recommendation. And we're not just doing this for fun. We're doing it because we actually want to help other entrepreneurs business owners and operators. Avoid making the same mistake that we did so. That's the big reason that I'm doing. Frankly I just WanNa talk to these folks see what they're up to and see if I can help at all the second is I am considering putting together some sort of a mastermind. Some sort of a master class or ongoing consultation. You know I've talked about in past episodes that I'm working on a book and I've written the book. I just need to edited this point but I want to actually have that book. Come out help folks and then if they want more of me they want more systems. There's something there so I'm taking on these entrepreneurs now for free because number one. I want to see if I like it and number two. I want to see what I do better. So I've received some feedback and I'm making some adjustments but I want to come up with the program so that when people read the book the fall on is either call right digital to help with your digital marketing or contact Eric. This email address if you want to continue on with some sort of Master Class. Master course mastermind continual consultation. Just whatever. It is that I could do to help S. L. I'm going to be putting that plan together or a plan together on an offering so that when the book comes out that offering is in place so doing a lot of pre-planning here for the book. Clearly I hope it's a success and then clearly. I hope that I can find people that I can continue to help on the way. So that's what's going on. If you are interested I can only take on three or four these three or four people at a time but hit me up on twitter. That's where I hang out the most my handle is I am Eric. J.

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"eric j olson" Discussed on Journey to $100 Million

Journey to $100 Million

04:20 min | 1 year ago

"eric j olson" Discussed on Journey to $100 Million

"What's happening it's Eric J Olson? I am a strong believer. That you should never will your prices. I think that if you have a price that you are demanding that you are requesting of a prospect and they tried to negotiate with you. It's done so for instance for us. You know if we say that something is a thousand bucks if someone wants to pay. Us Nine hundred bucks. The answer's no we we have done in the past where we've Lord our price but every time that we've done that is actually turned into a problem so as a rule a written sales policy actually we do not lower our price but we are at the onset of this corona virus and the world has changed. We are not lowering our prices still comma but we want to gather as much new business as possible. I looked at our competitors social media profiles a couple of days ago and what I found was that by and large our competitors were paralyzed with fear or at least. That's my interpretation of what I saw. Several of them had not posted in a week or more which means they hadn't even posted since the world changed the ones that did one of them literally had a screen shot of a Zoom Team. Meeting where someone was holding a cat talk about cliche and another one posted that you should wash your hands yet. We know that they weren't posting anything of value. And that's what I found shocking and so we came up with a strategy where we were going to host a lot of valuable information about what we're doing the clients that were getting the awards. There were winning and one other special piece of content which we call the array digital economic stimulus package. We just held the State of Digital Marketing Address. Which is clearly a rip off of the State of the Union address. While we did it again we ripped off the government by ripping off the phrase emergency stimulus package but with ray digital in the front what is the array digital emergency stimulus package. It is where we are going to waive our first month's fees for any new client the size of a while. The country is in a state of emergency. It's something I never thought I would do to wave an entire month of fees is crazy right wrong. I want to get as much do business as possible right now. Business owners are scared. And we've got about a month maybe even a little bit more to kind of hunker down and let this thing pass on by before the world returns to normal. That's just about enough time for us. To negotiate a deal. Sign them had the kickoff meaning critter digital marketing strategy and start putting together all of the content that we need so that when the time is right we start with them with a bang. So the idea is that that first month. We don't want them writing a check. We need time to prepare actually and then when the time is right we go out hard core and we do great things for our new clients and they get the benefit of not having to pay for that first month. Now there is a caveat or two right. There's some fine print like they need to agree to another twelve months. In addition to that there's some other things were not lowering the price but we are making it a lot easier for people to sign with us now. I want to lock up as many new deals right. Now as possible and I think that this array digital emergency stimulus package is the right way to go. I'm sure it's debatable. I know is debatable. Ashley. Let me know your thoughts. Hit me up on twitter. At I am Eric J Olson Eric Ending and a.

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"eric j olson" Discussed on Journey to $100 Million

Journey to $100 Million

02:30 min | 1 year ago

"eric j olson" Discussed on Journey to $100 Million

"Hey there I'm Eric Olson. I'm seven days. Join US an hour journey to building a one hundred million dollars company. What's happening everybody? It's Eric J Olson as I've mentioned probably dozens of times on this podcast. I'm very active on twitter. That is just my social media platform of choice by the way. Let me just drop my handle right. Now I am Eric J Olson Eric. Ending in a K. and Olsen ending O. N. I. America. Ulsan find me there. Connect and chances are our conversation will probably slide into the ends by that. I mean direct messages. So what I've come to realize is that communicating through direct message is a much much better way of posting publicly and then having communication on the comments. So I still do that so I had these public conversations but once you slide into the DM then the conversations become a lot more intimate. And I don't mean in like a bad way. Would I mean is that? It's a one on one conversation very similar to how if you walk up to someone at a networking a networking event. And you start to have a one on one conversation. It's a lot more meaningful than if you're in a group of ten people in a circle and you blurt out something and then someone comments on that one on one. Conversations are where it's at and frankly that's where business happens in the ends so direct messages are extremely important to me and I need to know when someone has direct message me one of the problems with the twitter web. Ui which is what. I use a lot and I have this problem in their mobile APP as well is that. It's not really easy to figure out. Who has direct message? You haven't already the message. Read that message. So twitter will change the background color of the message. But it's just hard to find it. It's not like all of the new messages are at the top. You have to scroll and I missed a lot of these messages until I implemented some automation so the automation that implemented and this is a very tactical episode. Here is Zapping..

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"eric j olson" Discussed on Journey to $100 Million

Journey to $100 Million

02:54 min | 1 year ago

"eric j olson" Discussed on Journey to $100 Million

"On twitter I get asked a lot about raising capital and it seems to be an excuse that a lot of potential entrepreneurs us for not actually starting their business. Hey there I'm Eric Olson in I'm Heaven Days. Join us on our journey to building a one hundred million dollar company. What's happening it's Eric J Olson? It actually seems to be like the the number one reason that people site as to what's stopping them from starting their business the fact that they don't have the funds and what I often do is either publicly or through a private direct message is I will ask them if they even tried to start selling their offering whether a product or service doesn't really matter but have they gone to the exercise of trying to sell it somebody that process of attempting to sell it is what is referred to as validating your business idea most of the people that are asked that while the answer is no and then. I'll ask them why they need the money. What is it? They're going to do with the money that they can't do right now and a lot of times they don't know. They think that they need money. But they don't know how much and they don't know for what reason and I think it's used a lot of times honestly as a crutch or an excuse to just not start your business. There's a lot of reasons to NAS. Start a business but what you need to do. As a potential entrepreneur is clear the deck all of those reasons and find a way around them and usually usually not always but usually lack of capital is actually not the reason why you don't start. You can almost always find a way to do it on the cheap now. It may not be exactly the way that you want it. But that's what time is four. You're going to hit rate on your offering and you're going to make you better over time but the first thing you have to do the very first thing that you need to do is sell your minimal viable product. Now in this case it could be a service but figure out what is going to do and sell that. Mvp get somebody to buy it. That's the key guess. I'M GONNA BUY VALIDATE YOUR IDEA. Make it better sell it again. Make you better sell it again. As some point you may need venture or angel capital. Guess is that is not needed right now. Thank you for listening. Is it time.

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"eric j olson" Discussed on Journey to $100 Million

Journey to $100 Million

04:24 min | 1 year ago

"eric j olson" Discussed on Journey to $100 Million

"Dollars company. What's happening it's Eric J Olson? Recently I went to call a client from my car and so I was driving and I was using the voice. Prompt in order to call the client and the client's name is very close to the name of an employee that used to work here who I ended up firing and either I said the wrong name or the voice interpretation tation was off but I ended up calling my old employees whose contact information I still had and right away when he answered the phone own. I realized that I had called the wrong person and a really instinctively. Just wanted to Kinda I hang up and pretend like you never happened but people are smart and people have caller or ID. And I'm sure he knew that it was me or figured out very easily and so there was no. There was no escaping all about to have a conversation that was probably going to be awkward. Well it turn out that when I fired him. There were some things that were happening in his life and there was a lot of distractions that were affecting his work and and we had talked to him and giving them mornings and escalated escalated. The warnings and whatnot warnings and then and then we eventually just had to fire him. It was actually just. It was just a really bad time in his life but it was really affecting his work here to the point where we couldn't have it anymore and so when I got on the phone right off the bat I just admitted Oh man my bad I actually meant to call one of my clients. He has a name is very close to yours But Hey man how you doing like we haven't talked in a while and we sort of talk and and you know he wasn't pissed or anything like that. I was expecting and kind of like you know yell I mean but Literal Really Nice conversation. And you know He. He's getting back on his feet still he's had a another job or two in between When when he left here and when I asked him into phone call but one of the things that was really quite interesting to me was he actually thanking me for letting him go? He said that what was happening in his life was so stressful that it didn't represent the way that he normally works in in in an environment business environment so this personal thing that he was going through He understood that it affected his work and ineffective as work got to the point where he wasn't producing and it was causing other problems with the team and he recognized that he didn't recognize it quite as well when he was was in the middle of it but now that he was beyond that and looking back in retrospect he realized that that he was at his best and frankly I did bowl well he in his words. I did the right thing and so it was. It was quite interesting to have that conversation because I you know I felt bad. I always feel bad about letting and people go. No one ever wants to fire anybody and no one ever wants to get fired but look this is a business. And you've got you know we've we've got things we need to accomplish. And if someone's not working out for you know almost regardless of why and of course exceptions with everything but if they're just not doing what they need to do or there. There's this other problems you gotta let them Go. You gotta cut your losses and you got to move on to someone that's a better fit. And that's exactly what I did with him and anyways it was accidental. They don't call but it was interesting a year and a half or so after the fact to have a fall conversation and it look. We're we're on good terms now like we. We started texting afterwards. Two words and I told him like you know he actually asked if he could work here again an ESA. That's not gonNa work just because there's history but I'd be more than happy to have you bounce ideas off of me already game. A referral somewhere else told them what was going on but But I I. Hey Man I I'd be more than happy to talk to you and if you need help in the future I think frankly some mentoring or whatever. I'd be happy to talk to you. I think you're awesome. I just think if you're in a bad place and it affected your work and it just kind of ruined your chances unfortunately but hey man no hard feelings at least from my end and it sounded like now from his either. It was an interesting conversation lesson. Learned after the fact talking to someone.

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"eric j olson" Discussed on Journey to $100 Million

Journey to $100 Million

04:04 min | 1 year ago

"eric j olson" Discussed on Journey to $100 Million

"Days of join us on our journey to building in your one hundred million dollar company. What's happening my name. Is Eric J Olson and I used to be a paper boy. That's all right. When I was growing up I would deliver the newspapers in my neighborhood. We had a townhouse neighborhood which meant that. It was really pretty a quick to deliver the news payers because the townhouses were relatively close to another but before I got my big break to have my own route. I I got a GIG with one of the brothers of my friends to collect his paper out money for him so this is going way back in the day whereas the paper boy you would deliver the newspaper every morning and then on the weekends you would have to go around with collection book and you'd have to collect the money that the customer owed you and then you would keep a portion of that and give the rest to the newspaper antiquated system but hey man that was like way back in the day before you know the Internet and stuff like that and my friends. Big Brother had the route and he would just didn't want to collect the money as so he hired me any higher than my friend to collect the money on his behalf and the agreement that we had ad was we would keep ten percent of all revenue collected. Well his brother was like two or three years older than us and he was kind of big and burly compared to us and and we were afraid that we would collect the money give it to him and then he would just tell us beat it and he wouldn't give us our ten percent. We thought we would just get beat up and he would keep our lunch money. Well what we did in order to make sure that we got our money was as we collected it. We would keep our ten percent so before we ever overturned over the money collected. We took our ten percent out now. That turned out to be a great thing by the way the order brother didn't make a fuss of it. He Nuraini a paid ten percent so we didn't have to explain anything we just told them. We kept our ten percent but it was a pretty good lesson learned at an early age. Make surge you pay yourself first. If you are do some money then make sure that you with hold up before the rest of the funds go elsewhere and and it's a lesson that we've learned here at original. I've applied throughout my career in various ways. It's certainly a lesson that applies to to investing and to saving money and that applies personally and to the business. We pay ourselves before we pay others right. So if we have a goal here to read digital to save a certain amount of money which we do then every time that we get paid we have a small percentage that goes goes into a bank account. And it just accumulates over time you could call it profits. But it's not exactly the amount of profits that we make in a given year or a given timeframe is just a percentage that we put off to the side and make sure that it stays there. And then whatever's left over basically is what goes to pay for expenses so we pay ourselves first exactly the way that I did it when I was collecting money from friends. Big Brothers paper out so it's pretty interesting when you look back on your life and some of the like early. Do things that you did to make money early freelancing things early hustles how. There's actually lessons learned there that you may have forgotten about until so you take some time to think about it. There's a movie where the paper boy said. I want my two dollars. I totally forget what movie that was. If you remember. Hit me up on twitter later. I am Eric. J Olson Eric Ending and a K Olson any o n but that was me imagine a little Eric j Olson Zain saying I want my two bucks.

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"eric j olson" Discussed on Journey to $100 Million

Journey to $100 Million

04:05 min | 1 year ago

"eric j olson" Discussed on Journey to $100 Million

"Hey there it's Eric j Olson. I often get asked if it makes sense to to have a contract when you do side work truth be told when I started freelancing I did not have a proper contract contract what I did have though was a proposal now in the very very beginning I just submitted a proposal by email l.. And the person would either right back or they'd tell me cool. Let's do it and then I just are working in an invoice. Them and I never got burned later. I got a little more sophisticated. I would would actually print up a proposal. Put it in front of them and had them sign that proposal but as far as like terms of service and just the actual contractual national terms. It was pretty much nonexistent. I mean maybe a line or two said will invoice you at the end best about it. It was very very ad-hoc ad-hoc and not legal not reviewed by a lawyer or anything like that but as time went on our contractual process process and templates got a lot more mature and at this point is superman sure we do still have prospects six sunshine a proposal but the proposal has a couple of paragraphs and borrow warriors debt referred them to the terms that are on our website. This is a really nice compromise. Between having solid terms that actually apply or contractual rasual and having the speed and ease of execution for having prospects signed the proposal is. It's a nice compromise but the question that I get asked a lot doesn't really have anything to do with that or how we did it. Should I even have a contract. When I'm freelancing for my first couple of gigs am I answer may surprise you because we have such a mature process process down. But it's actually no and the reason is the last thing I want you to do in the very beginning. Spend money on a lawyer or an accountant. CPA someone like that. What I want you to do is validate the you can get business. You can do the work and that someone is willing to pay you for your services. That is the most important thing far more important than protecting yourself at that moment. These initial gigs are small in nature. Small and scope and the liability Actually is very small now. If you talk to a lawyer or a season entrepreneur name may say different. Certainly the lawyer will they'll encourage you to spend thousands of dollars with them to write up a solid aren clad contract but again and entrepreneurialism. There's there's risk and reward. Is it really worth spending thousands of dollars to write up an ironclad contract when you can't even get business or is it really worth it for your first Gig. Let's say you only make a hundred bucks off of this I or five hundred bucks. But it's GONNA cost suit three grand to get that contract template written and you may never do it again you mentioned reuse that template again because you may find that you hate it you hate freelancing or you hate the work or something big like that changes your mind. That's the point of entrepreneurialism. Is You take a small risk. You see if you like it if you do you mature the process if you don't you pivot and you do something else. So even though I have a very mature contractual process that frankly has been tested a few times in the court systems and his been proven to be mature..

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How Small Improvements Over Time Can Produce Big Results

Journey to $100 Million

03:45 min | 2 years ago

How Small Improvements Over Time Can Produce Big Results

"Hey there I'm Eric Olson. I'm days join us on our journey to building one hundred million dollar company. Everybody is Eric J Olson. Have you ever heard of the phrase that small things done over time can result in big changes. That's probably not the phrase. Actually I just kind of made that up. I'm sure there's something very similar to that but I kind of butchered it but what I realized recently is that you know I have a running goal for two thousand nineteen is to run one thousand miles a year. I've never done anything even close to. I'm actually not a very big runner but for some reason over the holidays or two thousand eighteen I decided it would be a really good idea to run a thousand miles in two thousand nineteen gene and I'm halfway through now and I'm just now getting to the point where I feel comfortable running three or four miles every single day well I recently only for whatever reason just thought well what if I would have run an extra. I don't know quarter-mile every single day and I looked at my running log and I counted up up a hundred and sixty three times that I had run this year and I did the math and basically comes out to around forty miles. If I had run an extra one quarter mile every single time that I went running I would be ahead by forty miles. I would be closer to my goal of one thousand thousand miles in the year by forty miles. That's pretty significant. Forty miles is significant but an extra quarter mile is is insignificant at all nine minute pace. That's roughly. I don't know two and a half minutes or something like that extra running. When you just ran I twenty seven minutes or thirty minutes an extra to to navigate this is in significant. You've already gone through the pain of running thirty some some minutes an extra. Two minutes is not going to kill you. It's not a make or break. It's easy small things multiplied by time equal big changes and not just in running but in business. There's a concept of the one percent rule whereas if you you make one percent improvement in your business anywhere in your business over time it multiplies out to big league returns. I'd seen this done with spreadsheets when it comes to financial projections. If you raise your price one percent it can result out in some significant actual prophet increases. I seen it where someone has increased the cost offside their price by I ten percent and results in them being able to lose thirty percent of their customers and still break even so small changes ages multiplied by volume or time can result in big results think about that and everything that you do day in and day out what if you just got an extra five or ten minutes early every single day what if you just stayed for an extra five minutes every single day what if you dissent one more email every single day what if he just came in on the weekend every once in a while for half an hour an hour and just knocked out a little bit of paperwork when it's nice and quite in the office you do that over time and you're going to see significant improvements in your business in your life. Wherever are you apply it. Small changes multiplied by time equal big results. Thank you for listening. Is it time for new website

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Why You Should Cyber-Stalk Your Prospects

Journey to $100 Million

04:43 min | 2 years ago

Why You Should Cyber-Stalk Your Prospects

"There. I'm eric. Kevin join us on our journey to building a one hundred million dollar company. This is Eric Olson your host today. We're gonna talk about stocking in a good way though. So I want you to think about how you go about getting prospects. For us. We get a decent amount of inbound leads from our website social media SEO things like that. But in addition to that, we want to go after high value prospects. So it's really just not good enough to sit back and wait for the phone to ring for an Email to come in in order to grow this agency to where we want to get it to we need to proactively go out and find new clients that we wanna work with. So the first thing need to do is really think about what kind of client you want. Usually for us right now, the clients that come to us are a little bit on the smaller side there may be regional players. But for the most part they have one or two offices and they're looking to grow. Now. Ideally, the class would come to us are much bigger now in order to get those bigger clients come to us, we I have to acquire clients of this size and magnitude so that we can prove that we can work with them. We currently work with the Bank right now. But we don't do a lot for them. We really just host them, and we take care of their website. We wanna do more with them and we've actually approached him about it. But they just don't know enough about digital marketing to pull the trigger. So we came up with the strategy where we wanted to actually go out and get a regional Bank. We looked at all the banks here in Hampton roads, that's Norfolk Virginia beach. Newport, News that area, and we came up with the list of about a dozen different banks, and they're different sizes. Some of them are actually headquartered here some are headquartered outside of the area. And we came up with the various shortlist of two to three banks that we want to go after we split them up. I took one Kevin took another j tech another. And we started to do research. We found everything that we could about them and who was in charge of their marketing. Well, one of the banks is a fairly large regional Bank. They have branches on the peninsula and also on the south side. And they were mine I was the one that was going to pursue them. And I signed or stocked this shit out of them. So what I wanted to tell you is in the end it paid off. But in order to get there. I connected with this person on Lincoln. He accepted my request, and I sent him to direct messages. I then connected with him on Twitter, he accepted, and he followed me back, and I sent him to direct messages on Twitter. I also called him twice left to voicemails. And I literally told him. Hey, this is Eric your Stocker, and I also sent an Email so I pursued him, and I didn't give up and I contacted him through multiple different channels multiple different times and let him know very explicitly that the reason I was calling because I wanted his account. So what I didn't wanna do is be timid about it and just kind of tiptoe around it and send him white papers. And just kind of hint that this is the kind of work that we do if I'm going to. Ashley prospect and pursue someone. I wanna make very clear the reason that pursue them. So long story short. I actually had the meeting esta he invited me to his office. Very nice guy. And we sat down for an hour. And I was really a little bit intimidated. I thought maybe I was making a mistake. I had looked at all their digital marketing beforehand, and they were in really good shape. So the first thing that I looked at it. I thought wow, I don't really know what I'm going to pitch here, and I slept on it. And in the morning, I looked at it again. And I realized that they had a gap in their social media. So although they have tens of thousands of followers every single time. They post on social media. They get very low engagement less than ten every single time out of twenty thousand or more. It's just not acceptable. And what I realize is they were just checking the box when it came to social media. So what I ended up pitching. Ng was social media, and in particular video content. Now, what's interesting is. I wrote that down in a review document that I printed brought with me. And when I first got there, we talked about some of the challenges that he was having and guess what social media lack of Ideo and lack of storytelling is what he cited as a problem and correlated exactly with what I had predicted. So it turned out to be a great meeting.

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Shane, Dr. Olsen and Dr Eric Olson discussed on Quirks and Quarks

Quirks and Quarks

01:19 min | 3 years ago

Shane, Dr. Olsen and Dr Eric Olson discussed on Quirks and Quarks

"This week, researchers announced they were able to use gene editing to successfully treat Shane muscular dystrophy in experiments. In dogs, the researchers used the powerful but still novel crisper gene, editing technology. It acts a bit like a word processor search and replace function to edit out the mutations in the DNA that cause genetic disease. And what's most significant is that this is the first time this has been done in a large animal. Previous experiments had only been done in cell cultures and lab mice. And so this is a very important step towards bringing gene editing in humans, a little closer for muscular dystrophy and perhaps for other devastating diseases, Dr Eric Olson. A molecular biologist from the university of Texas Southwestern Medical center led the work Dr. Olsen welcome to. Quirks and quarks good to talk to today. Tell me a little bit about Shane muscular dystrophy to shame. Muscular dystrophy is one of the toughest diseases of mankind. This is a disease that most commonly of flicks young boys who are diagnosed early in life following the diagnosis,

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