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Fresh update on "grant" discussed on Consider This with Big Joe Clark
"Program. I'm your host, Joe Clark. And I'm Grant Sullivan happy to have you along, Grant me and I am really, really enjoying the show. Grant is one of our senior advisers, part of the financial handsomer group. Angie's on vacation celebrating her birthday will not talk about how old she is, though she's the same age that I am, um we'll just blow. We'll leave that out of the mix. You know, it is an amazing the number of people who Who had just seemed to be the same age. It happened. So we're talking about so security. Yes, we're talking about when to take it when not to take it. And so I'm just gonna I'm gonna let you run with us. And then I will intercede when I think that there's something that you missed our welcome back in college again where I'm teaching 10 years ago. You know, this guy showed up in one of my You know, God has a sense of humor If you if you don't know that already. Please be informed. If you get nothing else from the show that God has a sense of humor, and and so I want up teaching it pretty University for 14 semesters and one of those semesters. Grant showed up in the class, the back of the class and hoping to graduate and he stayed awake Most of the time and Idiom. Um it's my honor and my privilege to have taught him and certainly to have him as part of our firm. Better. Anyhow, we're talking about so security and again, I would put the scent of the title of things change. Absolutely. So, here you go. Absolutely. So, looking at so security one of the most common things that we run into Joe is and really when you're Talking about distribution and planning for income is do I take my Social security now? And the next question you again bring to the table as well. What's your required again? Well, guess what? You're Forward time and age. So when you're looking at your little green, so security statements, they'll give your forward time and age based on your birthday. On Ben. The other question, which You have to be asked lightly with certain people in the room. But what is your age today? Um And then you begin that planning from there. But what? Unfortunately, Not just from our industry. On Joe is really big on Genesis. So I'm gonna go kind of back and kind of talk through this. Most people believe that they want to take or they're entitled to take all they need to take So security at age 62. On. But most the time Joe they can't answer why It's all my neighbors said that or oh, that's when my my grandfather did to my father did and but no one really understands the genesis of that, why was age 62 essentially picked And it comes largely down from pension funds. GM Big automaker here that was in Anderson and still is a little bit in Anderson, Indiana, when you got off the factory floor They gave you a pension when you're tired, based on years of service and age and income, etcetera. And they gave you an increase in income. So you retired. You got nice little bump. Until you turned age 62 in which the bump would disappear. And then you would go on so security and that would essentially replace the bump they gave you. So it was. It was in a way for pension programs to lower that a pocket obligation. Knowing so securely was present. At least that's my belief. On DSA. Oh, A lot of people from that period of time have Push this message down the way that takes so security early and now we hear from generations today. Social cues. You go broke. I should take it as early as possible. And Joe. One thing you said the meeting about Forget years ago was that you taking so security or me taking Social security? Before that four time in age. Is not a $1400.1500 dollars monthly decision. It's a six figure decision. On Luckily where we have tools and the ability to kind of walk through what that actually looks like from anywhere families but again when you're taking Social Security or what most people don't realize. And it's interesting washing their eyes light up in in a bad way. When we draw from the board is every year you take so security early Social Security early, you're taking a negative 6% hair con income. So if you're forward time and age of 67 You're taking a 62. Do some math. Yeah, right. That's this big haircuts, a big number, so and you can pull up the board so that people who are watching this streaming live can actually see this. It's it's designed you have. What's called enough are a full retirement age. Right first. So for most of us, that's at age 67 right now, Right? 62 is the first year you can take it and and and grant is as funny as this is, um Actually, even for God. It's been so long since I've done this folk, Simon. I mean, I'm an addict. You just have to understand. I mean, I have spent my entire life doing this and what Grant just reminded you of I actually forgot that when people retired before 62, they had a bump. In their income that actually declined to 62. But very, very correct seventies last year can take it so every year you take it before your full retirement age. You lose 6% every year. You don't lay it. You gain 8%. And you know, in the book that I'm writing. One of the things that you have to do is to, um, remember that retirement is all about income. Not about assets..
COVID In Philadelphia: City Announces $12 Million Grant Program To Help Restaurants, Gyms During Pandemic
"For Philadelphia restaurants and Jim's impacted by covert 19 restrictions. Why W. City Hall bureau chief Pat Lobe outlines the aim of a $12 Million grant program. The city is going to be awarding grants of up to $15,000. That's a modest amount because the city is having its own financial problems. But City officials say they considered a crucial to find some money for these businesses because they're the ones that had to shut down the indoor operations in November. And they're being asked to make structural changes as they reopen, like improving ventilation systems. Now applications for these grants open next Thursday, and they'll be open until February. 9th and the city is going to wait till they're all in that way. All applicants are on an equal footing, even disadvantaged businesses that may take extra time or need help applying and then in making the awards, the city will be looking at how many people they employ where they are. Those in low income areas will have an edge. Also women, minority or disabled owned businesses will get extra consideration. Pat tells us.
Fresh update on "grant" discussed on WAOK Saturday Morning
"Birthplace in every building street in monument bearing his name. Should stand as a source of pride and excellence for our city. And that's what today is about. That's why, with the help of a federal grant, we're investing $40 million in the email King Kordell to make sure that the M L. King Jr drive in Atlanta is a place that you want to be on. Not a place that you avoid. By the end of this year. We also expect to open the new M L. King Recreation and Aquatic Center in the old fourth Ward $23 million.
Microsoft Landed a Patent to Turn You Into a Chatbot
"Has been granted a new patent to create chatbots using the personal information of deceased people from images voice data, social media posts, electronic messages, you know, like email the patent States put the specific person who the chatbot represents May correspond to a past or present entity that or a version thereof such as a friend or relative and acquaintances a celebrity fictional character historical figure a random entity Etc. Microsoft also describes how a living you could train a digital replacement before the event of their own death. But before you get too excited or freaked out about this Tim O'Brien general manager of AI programs at Microsoft confirmed on Twitter Friday that there is no plan for this so they got a patent. They don't necessarily have a plan
The Economy Aboard The International Space Station
"The international space station cost hundreds of billions of dollars to build for astronauts living on the space station. Though money is essentially useless, there's nowhere to spend it, but that does not mean there isn't an economy for the handful of astronauts living on board from our daily economics podcast, the indicator from Planet money, Stacey Vanek, Smith and Cardiff, Garcia explained. The economy aboard the international space Station is all about trade. This is, according to astronaut Doug Wheelock. Actually, everybody at NASA calls me wheels. I'm one of the old grizzled veterans. So the early career astronauts call me Papa Wheels. Doug Papa Wheels served as the commander of the International space Station and lived there orbiting the Earth for six months. That interesting thing is with food, of course. Doug says that aboard the space station most of the food is actually pretty bland. But every three months a big event would happen. Doug and his crew would get a shipment from Earth just before they closed the hatch on the launch pad they would throw like a bag of Fresh fruit like oranges, lemons, apples, vegetables as well. Everybody would only get one or two pieces of producer just wasn't that much of it. And so here is where the trade comes in. Doug knew that the Russians loved onions. But Doug loved fruit. Cuter. Your chicken was my commander. As said, Hey, theater. What trade An onion for do you have? Ah, Like an extra orange. He goes all you don't want your onion. Of course, the space station economy was not just about food, though. Services were also a big part of it Dug, for instance, has an engineering background And he says for him, one of his least favorite parts of life aboard the space station were all the scientific experiments. They had to do whatever their background this was just Part of what they did every day, the way out of it Economics. Doug discovered this a couple of weeks into his mission. When one of the scientists aboard the space station told him that there was a big problem, she said, Hey, the party's broken not what you want to hear aboard a space station, that's for sure. No, But Doug's background was an engineering, so he understands systems and he says, fixing things comes really naturally to him. And the scientists This woman named Shannon knew this about Doug Shannon looked at me, she said. If you fix the party Do all of your science for the rest of the day. I'm thinking like that is a deal and a half. I'll take that deal, so I got my bike tool belt called Houston and said, You know, Houston, we have a problem. The party is broken, but the real commodity on the space stations is Doug. Was Earth itself. For example, Doug says, you just want to see and talk to other humans. Even if you don't know them. You want to drop in on other astronauts video chats and see their families and talk to their friends. You don't care. Yeah, because in space, humans are a precious commodity. And I asked if there was ever bartering around this like, hey, you can join my video chat with my family for an apple. Indexes. Actually, everybody needs human interactions so much they don't really trade it because it becomes sacred when you get back to earth, Doug says. Your idea of what's valuable is changed forever. It's completely changed my whole perspective. Especially especially rain. I am just like fascinated by rain now I made I just The smell of it the sound of it and just to feel against your skin I took for granted before you know Stacey Vanek, Smith. Cardiff Garcia NPR news
The Swedish Secret to Happy, Productive Work Days
"There's yet another scandinavian term. Making the trending rounds lately. This one has been around in some circles for a while. There even used to cafe in manhattan by this name that went to a few times. It's called fica f. i a and it's basically the swedish word for a coffee break but in practice means so much more quoting courts. The word fica is used both as a noun and a verb and is derived from the swedish word for coffey. A national obsession for the world's third largest coffee drinking nation unlike the american style. Caffeine jolt the swedish coffee break is a moment to literally leave work behind taken first around ten. Am and then at three pm. It's not a strategy for multitasking or for fitting in another mini meeting. It's a chance to relax in the company colleagues. The longstanding swedish social ritual doesn't necessarily even have to involve coffee. the key is to pause your day and quote. You can have your coffee or tea. Whatever your pleasure. And ideally you'd pair your beverage with a fresh baked good but the main point is to take a real actual break from work lars lund. Who owned that chain of fika coffee shops here in new york city told courts that taking a fica break two or three times a day makes them more productive and number of studies have backed this up. According again in two thousand ten grant thornton study found that swedish workers were the least stressed worldwide. Perhaps in part because we companies are experimenting with the six hour work day and made fica mandatory and even though only one percent of swedish employees work overtime according to the latest oecd better life index. They're not any less productive linkoping. university professor. Rebecca adult suard has studied the history of swedish social rituals and says breaks like fica may actually boost productivity studies. Show that people who take a break from the work don't do less. It's actually the opposite. Efficiency at work can benefit from these kinds of get togethers. She writes on her university blog. Her observations support a two thousand fourteen stanford university work productivity study that argues for capping the work week at fifty hours maximum and quotes and nyaka yano. The general design manager at moody says she noticed that swedish workers are exceptionally good at switching between relaxation and focus and within office space is the fact that the break is taken. Together across hierarchies putting all that aside for a few minutes can really help break down barriers and encourage healthy forms of bonding among colleagues. When i read about fika. I realized that i've kind of set my schedule up this way without meaning to i take a mid morning break to have a snack and coffee and pull myself away from the endless feeds and e mails. I'd been staring at all morning. And then i take another no screen break in the afternoon. Once this podcast goes up. of course. i'm not in an office. Space chatting with co workers and always manage to take both of those breaks every day. But that's the goal. And on the days that i do. There is a noticeable difference in my energy focus and overall contentment levels. Now i just need to get better about my baked goods game if you want to dive deeper into fica. There's a few books out there. One that kept popping up for me is actually a recipe book but it also includes a lot of information about the custom in how to adopt it in your own life. it's called fica. The art of the swedish coffee break by annaborough bonus and johanna pinball and the official sweden youtube account also produced a six part series on fica back in two thousand sixteen that you can watch to learn more about it links to both of those in the show notes
Senate confirms retired Gen. Lloyd Austin to lead Pentagon, making him nation's first Black secretary of defense
"Both the House and Senate granted a waiver to defense secretary nominee retired Army General Lloyd Austin granting him eligibility for the post years earlier than normal. Richard can to ABC News It's worth, noting General Lloyd Austin will be the first black secretary of defense and U. S history. Also today, the Senate Finance Committee approved Janet Yellen's nomination as Treasury secretary. If confirmed, she would become the first woman to hold the
Tribes and Native advocates praise Joe Biden’s actions to reverse many of the Trump Administration’s environmental policies affecting tribal lands
"This is national native news. Making camera in print tony gonzalez tribal advocates are praising president. Joe biden's quick action to reverse the last administration's environmental policies the mountain west news bureaus savannah mar reports on inauguration day biden took steps to rejoin the paris climate accord. His administration also placed a sixty day moratorium on new leasing and drilling permits on public lands. Biden has also fulfilled campaign promises that were important to tribes including revoking a permit for the keystone xl pipeline. I think there's a sense of indication. Recognition of treaty promises. Matthew campbell is an attorney with the native american rights fund who fought that project on behalf of tribes. In montana and south dakota campbell also represented tribes in the four corners region in their lawsuit opposing the previous administration shrinking of bears ears in grand staircase escalante national monuments. A move biden has pledged to reconsider important first step an important signal that tribal sovereignty will be recognized. The fossil fuel industry is likely to be among biden's biggest detractors. His climate change plan aims to achieve net zero emissions in the us by twenty fifty four national native news. I'm savannah mar reporting for. The story is part of a collaboration between national native news. In the mountain west news bureau native american tribes praised the biden administration this week. For issuing an executive order stopping the keystone excel pipeline but now they're urging additional action to halt other pipeline projects including the dakota access pipeline. The guardian reported the standing rock sioux tribe and the nonprofit earthjustice urged biden in a video to shutdown dapple biden has not made statements on that pipeline but last year when she was a senator vice president kamala harris signed in a mikus brief calling on a judge to shut it down while an environmental impact study was done. Dapple is already transporting half a billion barrels of crude oil daily last week. Seventy five female indigenous leaders sent biden a letter calling for a halt on fossil fuel projects. That threatened the environment. Culture and security of native american lands activist also want the administration to stop construction of line three which would transport canadian tar sands oil across indigenous lands in minnesota in montana this week the state legislature heard three bills that would continue. Efforts launched in two thousand nineteen to address missing and murdered indigenous people. The cut bank pioneer press reports. The bills faced no opposition. One reauthorize task force created in two thousand nineteen and a grant that went to a tribal college to create a database of every missing indigenous person in the state to other bills create a commission to examine cold cases and provide training for search teams and the kansas city star reports. The kansas house of representatives is also considering a bill that would allow the attorney general to coordinate training on murdered and missing indigenous people with tribes. The state bureau of investigation and other law enforcement organizations advocates. Called a good first step. In the philippines eight catholic bishops are calling for an independent investigation into the killings of nine indigenous leaders. The vatican news reports the military claims they were arresting members of the communist new people's army for alleged possession of firearms and explosives and that they resisted but eyewitnesses say. The men were unarmed and offered no resistance. The indigenous leaders were opposing the construction of a dam that would impact indigenous lands. Human rights groups say the government often labels people communists who are fighting for indigenous rights. Also in the philippines indigenous youths may lose a space where they had been sheltering from the military mugabe reports. A group of sixty eight indigenous students and teachers have taken refuge at the university of the philippines and his on city. The campuses of the university have been off limits to military and police under a longstanding packed but the national defense secretary declared an end to that. Pack earlier this month for national native news and making camera
Maryland lawmaker said to have tried to bring gun onto House floor
"Capitol Police are investigating an incident involving Republican congressmen and the Harris of Maryland. Set off a metal detector outside the House floor yesterday. Seems he was carrying a concealed gun. Harris left the area and came back a few moments later. This time he did not set off the metal detector. Source told CNN that firearms are banned from Congress except for members who were granted certain exemptions. They may carry weapons in the halls and on Capitol grounds as long as they have a license from Washington, D. C. And ammunition is carried. Separately, New York City Democrat Alexandria Ocasio Cortez says she thinks a lot of representatives still don't feel safe around other members of Congress. Metal detectors were installed last week after the January 6th Capitol Hill insurrection.
Judge gives preliminary approval to massive Flint water crisis settlement
"A federal judge is granted preliminary approval to a massive legal settlement stemming from widespread drinking water contamination in Flint, Michigan, between 2014 and 2015. Steve Carmody of Michigan public radio reports. The state of Michigan, the city of Flint and to local businesses agreed to pay into a $641 Million fund to settle civil suits seeking compensation for health and property damage caused when improperly treated water damaged pipes, releasing, let another contaminants. Attorney Michael Pitt, co lead counsel for the plaintiffs, says some Flint residents worried they may not get what they deserve. Certainly those Concerns will be heard seriously by the court, and its adjustment is required. According to the opinion of the court adjustments will be made. Nearly 80% of the settlement is set aside for plaintiffs who were young Children or minors at the time of the crisis.
Congress poised for quick action on Biden's Pentagon nominee
"Hi Mike Rossi you're reporting Congress passes legislation clearing the way for Lloyd Austin to become secretary of defense the first legislation to hit president Joe Biden's desk is a measure granting retired general Lloyd Austin a waiver to service secretary of defense the waiver was needed because Austin's retirement from the army occurred inside the seven year window that safeguard civilian leadership of the military at his Senate confirmation hearing Tuesday Austin said if you confirm me I am prepared to serve now as a civilian the Senate approved the waiver on a sixty nine twenty seven tally moments after a lopsided three twenty six to seventy eight vote in the house president Donald trump's first defense secretary Jim Mattis received a similar waiver in twenty seventeen micron CEO Washington
Biden's Cancellation Of Permit For Keystone XL Pipeline Faces Mixed Reactions
"Now president biden isn't just focusing on the pandemic one of the first things. He did after his inauguration. Yesterday was to cancel a permit to build the keystone excel pipeline that pipeline would transported crude oil from alberta to the texas gulf coast would have entered the us in montana from their yellowstone. Public radio's kayla roche reports on the mixed reaction to the cancellation tribes and environmental groups. Here and in other states the pipeline would have crossed have been fighting the keystone excel pipeline in court for roughly a decade last year in a video by indigenous collective buffalo defense. Roughly ten for pet tribal members protested in northern montana. They lined up with their hands held up fists and repeated a lakota phrase. That's become slogan. For the movement against pipelines like the dakota access pipeline keystone excel. Johnny were drawing. Water is life. The canadian company behind keystone xl tc energy operates a pipeline which spilled thousands of gallons of oil in south dakota and twenty seventeen and in north dakota in nine thousand hundred activists and tribal members say the pipeline endangers water-quality bricks tribal land treaties and pipeline. Construction brings the threat of human trafficking. Biden's decision to revoke a presidential permit. Donald trump granted canadian developer energy in two thousand nineteen puts a heart stop to the billion dollar project. Among those celebrating was fort belknap indian community council president. Andy work a member of the onny tribe. I'm just really happy. I'm really happy. And i'm really thankful in south dakota the rosebud sioux tribal government. Join fort belknap. In suing to stop the pipeline. Rosebud sioux president rodney bordeaux was busy coordinating cove nineteen vaccinations. When he heard biden cancelled. The permit agreed victory. Hopefully that's the end of it but will continue to fight it we're gonna watch it but pipelines supporters are seeing the collapse of ten years of work. Tc energy which declined to comment for the story. Released a statement in anticipation of the permit cancellation yesterday and said it. Suspending further activity on the pipeline county commissioners in rural northeastern montana where agriculture is the dominant industry said they had been looking forward to the tax revenue which the state estimated at sixty three million dollars. A year extremely disappointed mary. Armstrong a commissioner in montana's valley county where very large county with very few people seems like a perfect place in Perfectly compatible with us montana. Republicans strongly criticized by an institution. But keep an excel has also been supported by democrats here. Including former governor steve bullock and senator jon tester yesterday tester said he still supports the development of the pipeline but with conditions he had encouraged the biden administration to meet with supporters and opponents before making a decision while the pipeline from alberta looks dead for now the premier of that province jason kenney yesterday pushed for consequences the canadian province of alberta invest in one point. Five billion dollars in the project in a statement. Yesterday kenny culver biden and prime minister justin trudeau to discuss the decision. However the us government refuses to open the door to a constructive and respectful dialogue about these issues that it is clear that the government of canada impose meaningful trade and economic sanctions to defend our country's vital economic interest canadian prime minister justin trudeau in a statement expressed. Disappointment invite is decision but acknowledged biden's choice to fulfil a promise. He made during his campaign run
Judge gives preliminary OK to $641M Flint water deal
"Judge granting preliminary approval to a $641 million deal that would benefit people who live in Flint, Michigan that were harmed by lead contaminated water. The settlement includes more than $600 million from the state of Michigan. Although Flint, an area hospital and in engineering firm, also part of the agreements, the regulators first allowed Flint to use Flint River water back in 2014 2015. They fail to treat the water for corrosion of some pipes. Time
The Mystery Of Hudini
"Welcome to kids myths and mysteries from around the world strange and unexplained people places and events often forgotten by history or loss in the midst of time. I'm kit chrome today. Harry houdini to understand houdini magic. It's important to understand the man born eric. Weiss march twenty four th eighteen. Seventy four in budapest hungary. He moved with his family when he was four years. Old to new york. And eventually migrated appleton wisconsin in his youth. He was a natural athlete and had a fascination with magic and adopted the name. Houdini by adding an eye to the last name of his idol. French magician robert who din although there was a gimmick or special effect too many of his escapes. there were those at pressed him physically to the max one story a story mind. You is that of an underwater handcuff escape. Depending on who you talked to. He was in a box. A straightjacket or manacled hand and foot anyway. The story goes that he was in chicago in winter and had a hole cut in the frozen river that he stepped through not taking into factor that the river flowed under the ice easily escaped his manacles but was swept downriver. Above the shivering crowd eventually dispersed fearing that they had witnessed the drowning of the great magician under the ice. He moved from trapped air bubble bubble eventually finding his way out. There are dozens of versions of his story but whatever the case demonstrates his power of concentration. Above all harry. Houdini was a showman dangling from cranes. Skyscrapers upside down in a straitjacket. He would attrac- upwards of fifty thousand. Onlookers necks craned as they watched the dramatic escape. This would guarantee a pack theater that evening but he was always searching for a new effect. He's responsible for bringing the obscure thread the needle from india to the american stage. This is where he would placed dozens of needles in his mouth along with thread. Poss- drink a glass of water then amazingly extract needles threaded with enough threat to cross the stage later. He performed the same illusion with razor blades. Houdini was much more than a magician however he was a man with an insatiable curiosity and was fascinated with movies made several including one where he was to rescue the ever suffering female from iraq on the brink of niagara falls. She was harnessed to a safety line. Houdini would have none of the safety features offered and was nearly swept over the falls. He got out of the movie business because it didn't make money. He was also fascinated with airplanes and in nineteen ten. Was the first man to fly a plane in australia. Sailing for over three and a half miles. Houdini died at one twenty six. Pm tober thirty first. Nineteen twenty six. He was fifty two years old. He was a man who was driven. You might say by the slogan. The show must go on but also by his own physicality take a look at the old newspaper photos of him in various stages of escape remember. This is long before photoshop notice a developed biceps quadriceps and shoulders however by late forties he suffered from appendicitis attacks and on several occasions had to be helped off stage by age fifty despite more sophisticated special effects his performances required longer periods of recuperation is said that he was backstage reclining from a broken ankle from a previous show won a university student questioned. The magicians boasts of the stomach of oak remember. Houdini was fifty to the student. Delivered a series of blows stopped when. Houdini claimed he was not able to stand to prepare for the strikes. No one knows. If this cost the appendix to rupture hours of the event. Houdini went on to perform with a temperature of a hundred and four. Eventually he entered the hospital where he felt. Recovery was eminent but at the end he was heard to say. I'm tired of fighting. Harry had two loves in his. Life is wife bests and sell you steiner weiss. His mother when she died in nineteen thirteen. He visited select mediums in an attempt to make contact with her from the spirit. World appalled the frauds who claim to be able to make contact. He went on the warpath exposing psychics. Fortune tellers mediums and in the process and raging. The industry is most outspoken. Opponent was the blonde. Which of lime street strange seems her. Spirit guide walter in one thousand nine hundred thousand five said that. Houdini would be dead within a year but houdini had devised a code. That only best would know that if indeed there wasn't afterlife he would contact her using net code. The stories surround this aspect of his life and the code between he and his wife would take ten podcast to explain it to say that he did not connect with best using the code. Each halloween for at least four years after his death she would lie to candle. Hold a seance. She continued the sales which involved a candle said to have burned for ten years. It was a nineteen thirty six ten years after houdini. He's passing that. She handed off the candle. And say on tradition to walter. B gibson friend confidante ghostwriter for. Houdini gibson was also the original author of the shadow mysteries writing under the name maxwell grant late in his life. He passe on tradition to magician. Dorothy dietrich who now burns the candle. Every halloween while conducting a seance seems. Houdini is yet to
Much to repair: Bidens first day on the job
"My fellow americans a moment we have all been waiting for the washington yesterday. A new chapter began as joe. Biden was sworn in as america's forty-six resident biden junior do solemnly swear that i will faithfully execute. The inauguration displayed the unique circumstances in which he enters office surrounded by twenty five thousand national guardsmen. The ceremony took place with neither crowds. Nor mr biden's predecessor. But it's still featured some familiar inaugural hallmarks celebrity solos and a stirring poem written for the occasion by twenty two year old. Amanda gorman being american is more than a pride we inherit is the past we step into and how we repair it. We've incoming administration used the moment to project an image of well to choose a word that was often repeated. Unity are miss january day. My whole soul is in this. Bringing america together. Uniting our people unite in our nation. Mr biden takes office. Not just at a moment of disunity. In american politics but also a moment of multiple crises among the population president biden laid out at least four big challenges facing the country. It cologne is economists. Washington correspondent this time of testing. The first is simply containing covid. Nineteen pandemic has been raging for almost a year. Now four hundred thousand. Americans have died in a century virus in silence. Stocks country is taken as many lives in one year as america. Lost in all of world war two efforts to control the virus to vaccinate enough people to generate herd. Immunity have not been going. Well he needs to get ahead on that immediately. The second that he brought up is the economic situation right now. There are ten million fewer americans working than were before the pandemic started. Millions of jobs have been lost. Hundreds of thousands of businesses closed. Another is the crisis of racial justice that we saw erupt over the summer. In protests against police brutality. A cry for racial justice. Some four hundred years in the making moves us the fourth thing that he has to deal with it he emphasized quite a lot is the lack of unity. The feeling of partisan rancor between republicans and democrats. He emphasized that this was a moment for national. Doing this is our historic moment of crisis in challenge. Nudity is the path forward and we must meet this moment. As the united states of america. He acknowledged that although payouts to unity might seem naive. That america still needs to try to do those things i mean. It's a long list that that he got started on almost the second he set foot in the white house yesterday. President biden went to the white house and immediately went to work on a stack of executive orders. I think some of the things are going to be doing them. And there's no time to start like two days so he signed one. That started the process for america to rejoin the paris accords which set emissions targets for countries around the world. He signal that it was the end of the trump era by cancelling funding for the border wall on mexico. That trump had famously promised. He canceled the so-called muslim travel ban for citizens of muslim-majority countries and finally while wearing a mask while sitting behind the resolute desk. Something that president trump had not done. President biden signed an executive order. Mandating the wearing of masks in areas that the federal government had authority that is intended to signal that this is a president that will take cove nineteen on much more seriously and someone who believes unlike the previous administration that it will be primarily the federal government's responsibility to coordinate policy as opposed to leaving it up to the states. Okay but that's comparatively easy stuff. We we know that orders but what about the more complicated stuff that will take congressional backing the first bill that is going to consume the biden presidency is going to be another cove relief measure. It's supposed to amount to two trillion dollars in spending. It includes money for a vaccination drive for testing contact tracing and it includes some economic relief measures. They've signaled that the second big proposal they're going to try to get through. Congress is going to be a infrastructure package based on what he has laid out during the campaign we imagined that it would be also quite big perhaps on the order of two trillion dollars and this would be not only where things like universal broadband and roads and bridges trucial infrastructure. Get their day but also would be the primary vehicle. For president biden's main climate agenda items including massive investment in clean energy research tax credits for wind solar all those sorts of things will probably come in that second bill. Well that's what he wants. But what is he likely to get he. He does have a democratic majority in the house and in the senate but it's by the slimmest of margins so there are two ways that biden can get things through congress. The first is to attract enough republican votes to defeat a filibuster which is basically of rule that allows forty members of the senate to stall any legislation in other route that he has available to. Him is a procedure known as reconciliation. That's a budgetary measure. Which is immune to filibuster and often used by presidents with slim majorities to get some of their policy priorities through. It is a tougher route to take than the normal one. There are limits on what you can do what we've seen so far is that he's not shy away from proposing some of the biggest seeming most ambitious legislation that he can and i think the strategy here is to go big and let it get whittled down as you go through the process of congressional negotiations. And there's still the matter of former president trump's impeachment trial i mean. How do you think that will affect mr biden's ability to agenda going so the main problem with impeachment is that it will take up time on the senate floor because all the senators will have to be present to hear the evidence against former president trump and to decide. Eventually that is floor time. That could be used to confirm. President biden's nominees. The be used to confirm judges that could be used to debate. Legislation the sentence on session that much. So that's the main problem and the biden administrations actually hinted at the fact that they are somewhat worried. That impeachment might take up some of their time. But there's no indication that it is going to be stalled. Seems like it's gonna start relatively soon and probably what what might happen is split sort of schedule where the impeachment trial doesn't take up all the time that the senate has available. It's an understatement. To say mr biden has quite a lot of work to get done here do you. Do you think he's up to it. Do you think he is the man for this moment. Biden comes to office with half a century of experience in washington dc. He comes to office as the oldest man at seventy eight years old to occupy the presidency. He is an elder statesman. He might not serve more than a single term. He sees his role as someone who can turn down the flames of america's partisan warfare right now and he sees himself as a bridge candidate between not only the flanks within the democratic party but some conciliatory republicans right now given the crises. The country faces given the problems of hyper partisanship and mutual antagonism and loathing. You know an attitude like that will make market shift from what we had before coming from the white house so with purpose and resolve we turn to those tasks of our time sustained by faith driven by conviction devoted to one another in the country we love with all our hearts may god bless america and you might be naive to feel optimistic after the events of the last year but i think that there is some grants optimism this
MTA Gets Federal Grant Despite Trump’s ‘Anarchist Jurisdiction’ Label for New York
"Administration has signed off on a $600,000 grant for the M T A to study how covert travels through metro North and L I double our trains. The empty A cannot use The money to study covert on subways and bus isn't because President Trump had labeled New York City and anarchist jurisdiction ineligible for federal funding. Cities lawsuit against the Trump Administration over that designation is still pending, but the city expects President Biden will drop that destination soon.
Former Pro & Collegiate Basketball Player Ron Baker Shares His Leadership Lessons
"Ron baker on dose of leadership to show my friend richard. Good to be here. I've listened to a couple. Well let's Earlier so big fan so we'll have to get launch and get to know each other a little more. Yeah no this is exciting For me it's great. you know. Thank you for so many. Great years as a wichita state shockers fan you gave me such joy and highlights from watching you guys. You know a few years back so it. It's fun having you on the show. Yeah that's great. Some good memories back back in those days. Glad i could be apart of. Yeah so that's interesting you move. How long have you been back in. Wichita i guess i didn't really realize you were back here in town. How long have you been back here on calling his home again. So i played a season in moscow russia. Back when hit. I believe march cedant is kind of when things really shut down over there. We got back stateside around april first. And i just live with old. Audrey made a mine here in wichita since so not even quite a year. Okay interesting well. That's good so. And i think i knew that you'd you'd gone to play a over in moscow. I can't remember that. But i if from an outsider looking in that seems like that would be kinda lonely. I don't know what is that. What was that like going over. There just would seem like so such a culture shock. I think from yards definitely a culture shock. Not really knowing what it's like over there only thing we see as a kid from kansas is what we see on movies or tv shows right seems like russia's always the intimate right reality. Is you over there in his pretty similar to your city the only differences a lot of people over there don't speak english so there's times where it was tough to communicate up to fit in but there's a lot of things to entertain you over there regardless if you can't eight the yourself which was nice ano- as traveled a lot in the marine corps. And then as you're right the more you travel the more a lot of things as it seems right perceptions but even then it's nice to put things in your perspective right and not what someone feed us forest news and i always found it working to things a little differently. Yeah for sure. And i will also found too that it made me appreciate what we have where we came from right. I mean even when you do that in the states and both coming from kansas when my kids are grown up. And i remember too i wanted to. I'm and can't wait to get out of kansas. And then i lived ten years for the most part in the west coast in southern california loved it and then kind of came back after nine eleven. And we've been here. Ever since. And i remember saying this isn't so bad i mean i think everybody should go out and experience everything else but man. It is nice i think sometimes. Kansas gets a bad rap. You know what i mean. I mean yeah right some excitement as there's nothing to do yeah but in reality there's a ton to do because you have for example new york city. Everything's on top of one another. Don't really have freedom of movement the space to do what you want. And that's kinda wear what you were saying. You come back to kansas and you take for granted we're given year Just in the state alone another thing. Is we really really start to appreciate our freedoms as far as our country allows us to do especially when you go over to those other countries across upon. Things are a lot different over there compared to here. Yeah i remember even just like little things of go into a for example even a grocery store and like here you walk into a super target or super walmart in la you have. Can you get say peanut butter. For example. they'll be ten different brands of peanut butter at the super target. A lot of times he go someplace somewhere else. There's there's one brand or maybe two in in the shelves or somewhat empty. I don't know it's just little things like that. You're right so it makes me appreciate what we do. Have your in the space especially the space in kansas like yards even in southern california's like man. Anyway want to talk about leadership with you right all right and i've always appreciated something about you from an outsider looking in not just barely knowing you knowing you a little bit one thing. I've always appreciated about. You is your level of composure. I talk about on this show. That one of the things of leadership had the foresees compose confident consistent and courageous composers always. I've always loved how you carry yourself on and off the basketball field. How intentional is that for you. I mean if you look back at your role models at your examples. Is that something that just was ingrained in you to something that you're intentional about it. You should level of composers has always stuck out to me yet. Composers a good word when it comes to leadership has when you're a leader seems like everyone's always looking at you no matter when or where Though as a athlete as myself. Regardless of where. I go i always got you know realize. There's people watching me. There's people looking up to me whether it's kids or people my age so it's always important to treat people the correct way be genuine is always kind of on a pedestal. That you're always aware you're being watched.
The future of migrant caravans
"More grand caravan is one of those phrases which feels intractable associated with the recently elapsed donald trump era a term which decade sense will like coffee or very stateful genius or four seasons total landscaping separate. Those who can recall this benighted epoch. From those born too late or those who not altogether unreasonably drank too much the migrant caravan. You may recall was one of the vast menagerie of bogeymen and hobgoblins which trump and his media cheerleaders deployed to profitably inflame. The voters and viewers the caravan was telling a marauding horde of insurgents bent on taking your jobs stealing your women perpetrating terrorism proselytizing communism or whatever paranoid fantasy. You were having yourself. The migrant caravan was reason to build that wall. Lock up your daughters stay tuned to fox. Welcome the tucker. Carlson vote republican and generally run around yelping to set by angry wasps. Shortly after having set fire to your own trousers another migrant caravan is on the move now it will be instructive and hopefully at least somewhat heartening to see how the administration of donald trump successor response before we get into that however it's probably proper to be clear about what we mean when we say migrant caravan as outlined above it has been repeatedly slammed up into something other than what it is by various people and organizations whose good faith cannot alas always be taken for granted. Thousands of central american migrants are vowing to continue their march to the us border even though president trump wants to turn them away the migrant caravans about which donald trump became agitated where a phenomenon which pete in late two thousand and eighteen. They were mass trudges of several thousand migrants setting out from central america and plotting doggedly towards the united states where they hope to find safety perchance prosperity. The constituents off the caravans were from honduras. Guatemala nicaragua el salvador and mexico. All countries offering the less fortunate citizens plentiful reasons for leaving political instability gangs crop failure crime drugs poverty etc. The caravan on the move right now is estimated at some eight thousand strong and appears to have originated in the honduran city of san pedro. Soula as off this broadcast. Its chances of reaching its goal. Mexico's border with the united states appears slender early this week. The caravan was intercepted as it crossed. Guatemala guatemalan military and police who detained hundreds of migrants and scattered others with teargas. Nearly a thousand people have already been sent back to honduras and guatemala's chief immigration official modena's has laid down a hardline declaring that you cannot and will not get through president joe. Biden's rhetorical response will be more humane and compassionate the president donald trump's low though that represents but the outcome might not be much different biden's domestic policy advisor. Susan rice has already pointedly given interviews to spanish language media emphasizing that nobody should assume that the us mexico border will be flung. Open on day one. The administration biden previously. Served that of president. Barrack obama deported more than three million people. This latest caravan is obviously not the first large scale migrant and refugee x. flow of times and it won't be the lost. It seems reasonable to assume indeed that any noteworthy disparity in covid nineteen vaccinations between rich countries and poor ones will lead to still further people hitting the road and given what would be reasonable concerns about spreading the virus. Prompt even less compromising responses from destination countries than some. We have already seen what will likely not happen. Regrettably will be the large scale descent of any com- clear-headed logic on the subject in the united states or anywhere else. Those who are furiously against immigration will continue to insist that imigrants ra menace that asylum seekers. Bogus that we should build walls and turn around boats. Those who are passionately in favour of immigration will continue refusing to countenance the idea that countries are entitled to make decisions about who comes and who goes and indeed that it's better that countries do as transparent legal process around migration and asylum lynn's immigrants and refugees va legitimacy they need and deserve and deprives shrieking xenophobes of oxygen as is the case with this and far too many other issues however the loudest voices on both sides will be largely motivated not by their actual opinions on the issue by the visceral loathing of their domestic political opponents and the caravans and the boats will keep coming
Hi-Performance Heritage - 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona
"This week's projet carve. The week was the nineteen sixty nine. Dodge dart posted on the moped hunter. Facebook page on tuesday january fifth at nine a. m. let's read the ad nine thousand nine hundred sixty nine dodge dart sixteen thousand five hundred dollars. Nineteen sixty nine. Dodge dart very well built four forty. Tci seven twenty seven dana sixty with four fifty six in spool fiberglass front rear deck lead from bumper. Just put down the direct floor. Liner front end has been completely rebuilt. Everything has been changed including the torsion bars retires or hoosiers that don't have fifty miles on them. Amnesty distributors six. Al box brand new holly xp carb too much to list completely rewired with ron. Francis wiring also have the box with the extra wiring for other applications plus instructions also frontiers new and converted over to kelsey hayes. Four piston calipers shocks in front or new shocks rear. Our new drag shocks car is very fast. Title status is clean. I know what you're thinking. You're thinking here he goes again with another dart drag car. And you're right. I can't help that. I love dodge darts and i can't help that. I love drag car projects. They're just cool. I really do enjoy them. I think they're awesome. And i think that great project cars and this car just happens to be another dart. The reason why. I like this one so much is because it's pretty much ready to go to me. It looks like it just needs a few finishing touches and you're off to the races. I should say that like with any race car project. You'd go through this thing from top to bottom. But just based on what i see. I think it's a great candidate for a drag car project especially at under twenty grand. I mean this thing sitting sixteen five. I think there might be a little bit of room but you know just looking at the car and comparing it to other things that i've seen out there for maybe half the price the seems like a good bye. I will say this though. It may be kind of a handful on the street. And that's only because of the spool and the rear end ratio for those of you. That don't know a spool is a fully locked rear diff unlike locking diff the school locked at all times. So when you're turning you're gonna feel the rear end grabbing and gripping the road because the wheels will be unnaturally turning at the same rate of speed so it's kind of impractical parking taking turns and stuff. It might feel a little bit weird almost like if you're a four wheel drive on the street you know and you crank the wheel all the way and you try to turn. You're gonna feel that rear end like skipping almost The other issue that i saw was the four fifty six years. I think it would be really fun. Obviously light to light on the street. But i'd imagine if you're on the freeway a lot of could be an issue but that said you know a lot of people run these gears all the time even on the street so i guess it just depends on the type of driving. You'll be doing and if you're willing to put up with it it might be okay if you only take the car out occasionally on the streets but at sixteen thousand five hundred you have a great headstart to a fun strip car. That can possibly be driven on the street. It's a big lakhdar with some bigs and littles also has what looks to be centerline. Auto drags on it. So that's that's a plus in my book. I love those wheels. So big and little auto drags cool in my book. It's gotta side exit exhaust aluminum radiator. It's got a nice racing shift in it. Some cheap racing seats grant steering wheel. You know this things got some potential you know does it have its flaws sher- but we can work around those and we can take this platform as you get it and then make it your own. You know there's still room to improve and you know that's sure to tickle anymore. Part theseus fancy especially mind the thing even has really bars too so if you did drive it on the street the only addition to make it even more intimidating would probably be a parachute but discards cool has a ton of potential and it sure to turn heads on both the track and the street got nice orange paint a black bumble bee stripe. It's got a giant hood scoop on the front like the old school. I don't know what you call it like a pro street hood scoop. I guess I think that's the word i'm looking for. I think that's the description i can give. But it's not the typical hood that i would like to see on a mo- par but i guess it works. I like hemi hood scoops or six. Pack hood scoops. I think those are cool But it's got four. It's got the fiber last trunk so it's got four pins on that to hold it down Like i said it's got the whealy bars so cut that bad ass aesthetic to
Interview with Angela Deem
"But today i'm indulging with from ninety. Fiance angela deem angela. Welcome i just love you. I'm a big fan of yours. Well it turns out my wife on arabic fans of yours to and that's very kind of time so so she may actually zoom in here. I had to call her and go. Listen i don't want to keep this job. I've got your friend angela. Coming in and i gotta go to the doctor. I'll zoom and later. We'll see if she shows up my honored say. Merry christmas tour. It's so funny she is She's a big fan of michael's too big fan. She just thinks he's not far away about itself to adjust grow on you. Yes so how are things going. Where where do you stand right now. How much can you talk about. You know really. I can't talk about much because we really don't know where everything's at and it's still difficult being apart from each other. We still have our ups and downs. And you know our problems probably as bad as people that live together problems but when you're a far apart i think that's what breaks relationships because you can't get there and hug and salaries you know what i mean. In general you know we're we're trying to work things out in Who are still at the same level. How about that. that's good. No that's good. That's kind of what. I figure you could say i know you have a tlc. Brass sitting on the line here monitoring us and by the way to the to the tlc people. Why are you not having me do the reunions. While let me do the reunions for these shows i. I'm an avid fan and listener. Viewer of all the united fiance's step. You bring me an at least as a consultant for those reunion shows right angela. Thank you great honestly. I love all routes. But you know what i think. You'd be great because we all need therapy on that stage. Oh i understand trust me i. I've taken notes on you guys but but it has been great entertainment during the lockdown. Right it has been one of the few things my wife had looked forward to at the end of the week on sunday nights and things and you start to pull for people you start to get very attached to you guys and your relationships and all the stuff you're facing and it's kind of in a way it's sort of good for americans to see the different cultures and how much americans Take for granted spoil. Yeah and then what how you stroke are spoiled because you know we have systems. Yeah and. I'm actually impressed with how well you got along in africa. You really just you jump right in. You seem like you're embraced his family. You embrace everything about his culture. Maybe not the food so much. The little day in the man's dominant will dash. But that's but that's the other thing so so you went toward you. Brought them pizza. Which i guess they already had it but you were sort of emphasizing pizza and and you took issue with the. I found that very interesting it was. This was my jiri right. Is that where you guys were. And there were three versions of marriage. Options in nigeria. Right right am i wrong. And that was kind of extraordinary they're all highly codified by the state. Like either you are committed to your partner and love and if you have any misadventures you've broken the law right. Yeah or or or you can go. Do whatever you want or this marriage or you can do the muslim marriage. Or it's the call your cultural marriage the muslim arabs. Or i what we call our regular marriage You know we can't she meet and all that and thank you know here. We don't go over there if you're caught with another woman. If you're doing the marriage that we picked out you can go to prison for five years. That's so crazy to me. It's really very interesting. And yet at the same time they have marriage that's essentially open but all of it seems to favor the male. Yes sir josh. I'm favor you know us being equal. You know some things you know. Of course. he's got to be the man of things but Michael shakes extreme. When i say. We're fifty mickey like if i get mad at hang up on him he'll call me back. Just hang up on me. That's not what. I mean. When i say no i think he knows it you mean. He's he's a pretty enlightened guys very smart. what's his what's his quick fairwood. His his professional background is he sold cars. But when i tell people this thinking like our sales people over here it's totally different. You know it'll take him all day to go so one car he just gets a percentage on it and he might not even sell it. So that's when. I told you know you're spending more gas. It draining your body every day to go. You know our just drive there back not might not sell car this message and even work. You know what. I mean because it's like it's not balancing or making nothing to me. I said i rub you. Stay home and take care of your mom. Your mom why you can and we take care of her together in. Would that make him dependent on you financially as the okay with that given this whole sort of male dominant kind of society he's grownup grown up in. Well you know. I think i really think i'm his first real relationship not girlfriend but real relationship. I am a song minded person you because i'm experiencing owner and that's what i try to tell them. I don't try to like. I know herbs because i honestly don't have done all this stuff you're due at your age and this is why when we first got together. I let him know how i am. No no flaws. No
"grant" Discussed on WorkLife with Adam Grant
"Adapting is easy when you're in the middle on a trait it takes more work if you're on the extreme like susan the goal is not to change her personality it's to expand your comfort zone and that means sometimes you need to recharge brian little encourages us all to find a restorative niches places you can go or projects you can do to reorient for susan it's sitting in a coffee shop or listening to music so she works well with people who give her that space that's co worker should be doing with each other right like it should be everybody understands who the other is you can kind of joke around about it and accommodate each other and then it all becomes no big deal and and that way everybody's getting their restorative niches because i think we'll gladly grantee other those nita's once we understand why they're needed so how can you make that happen in your job is weird is it might sound it can actually help to talk about personality with your colleagues to find out how to have that conversation i went back to bain the management consulting firm with cocaine exercise they've a creative way of making personality useful when a team comes together we are doing a new project every few months with a new team and so the ability to get a new team up to speed very quickly and kind of get over the initial hurdles of working styles is extremely important or skolnick is a principal at bain when he kicks off a new project he gives everyone sheet of paper just a one page overview of working with me and actually it's written by people who have formerly worked with me yes his colleagues to describe his personality and the most effective way to work with him think of it as an operating manual kind of like the one in the glove compartment of your car only for a human instead and pretty much everyone now at least has something that they've written to say sort of here is my preferences here's what i'd do well when i don't do well what i'm working on to see you know when you when you start working with me i think it's brilliant to do that and i'm kind of stunned that every manager on earth doesn't do it.
"grant" Discussed on WorkLife with Adam Grant
"When i was in college my roommate tried to talk me into taking a class on personality i said it was a waste of time wasn't interested in studying why people are stuck the way they are i care about how psychology can improve people's lives oh it makes me giddy and so does this guy brian little is a wildly popular personalities psychology professor now at the university of cambridge ended up taking his class after all and he was so compelling that i decided to become a psychologist to study of personality helps bring together two passions of mine from the very beginning one with the sciences and the other the arts and humanities and to be able to study niran narratives in the morning and the afternoon to me was quite intoxicating neurons and narratives the biological stuff and the stories we tell ourselves they both influence our personality but so does the situation we're in studies have shown that personality at least for some of us shifts depending on the circumstance for some people being adaptable is one of their traits it's called selfmonitoring highsulfer monitors are able to flex themselves to the demands of the situation when they're at a funeral they act funereal when the were the party they hacked party they're different people in different situations what i sometimes call up chameleons heller to suit the context a low self monitor is the opposite he knows what he wants he knows what he feels and he isn't going to bend himself to the situation that calls for different behavior why should he it's not just at parties selfmonitoring can affect every part of our lives high self monitors when they eat steak will taste i to see what it's like before putting salt on whereas low self monitors they they know they like salt they don't like salt and they go ahead and they do whatever they feel without testing it out i i i guess the the first thing that i was puzzled by that study was that people put salt on stake which was near to me but.
"grant" Discussed on WorkLife with Adam Grant
"Yeah i think that's something i'd be really interested in taking on she did amazing and for the technical folks in the audience she started unrolling a loop it took me a very long time but i have eventually was able to fix the bug get the application working she just figured it out i remember just feeling this huge sense of accomplishment should also developed a new passion which is a big priority at where be parker so long didn't say thanks mary you can go back to your executive assistant role now instead he turned to her and asks have you ever considered becoming software engineer and my answer is yes and worby also created a path for her to get there which they do across the whole company mary had the time space and resources to pursue her dream now two years later mary his gone from being an executive assistant to a full software engineer i love it it's like i get to go into work and solve a puzzle every single day so it would be parker there's no telling just how far mary will go and how long will it be until mary has your job probably another month he knows i'm coming for him mary isn't alone lunch next executive assistant went on to become a technical product manager and many other worby employee's made leaps into new roles to i'd love to see that happen in every company instead of being kept in a box tethered to a job title people are encouraged to explore and empowered to advance curiosity is a core value or where parker and their frames are so fashionable that i actually know people who wear them even though they don't need glasses looking for somewhere to start their home trion program lets you select five frames to test free for five days if you don't like them you can send them back try it today at worby parker dot com slash ted.
"grant" Discussed on WorkLife with Adam Grant
"All right you can be right down the middle some of you might be right in the middle on all of them that doesn't mean you don't have a personality it just literally means you've answered as many things one way or another all right it's all spectrum and again it's all good we've all been in situations where personalities clash conley's goal is to help people become aware of their differences and appreciate them to do that all you need is a coke can when you get to your seat get out of piece of paper and tell me about this object that's what the bane recruits are looking at right now a can of coca cola conley has asked them to write down what they see some of you in the real probably have a list it looks a little like it's a coke can see like it's red it's aluminum cylindrical twelve fluid ounces white script letters so far so good but not everyone stops at red aluminum but you guys have things like diabetes on your list and christmas time and polar bears and you mix it with and it's awesome right can we hear is anybody willing to just read their list shouted out real fast yes sugar energy capitalism in usa we're all looking at the exact same thing and i say tell me about this and we go off in different directions when you work closely with someone it's critical to understand that you might be looking at the same thing but seeing it completely differently that's an upside of personality tests they can help you see you're blind spots but they have a downside to there's something very comforting i think about saying i am an extrovert i am a thinker i think it's tremendously seductive because it gives you such an easy language for self definition and by extension for self cultivation this is marie emory an english professor at mcgill university in montreal she's writing a book about personality and she finds it for some people discovering their traits can be like a spiritual awakening why why are people so attack.
"grant" Discussed on WorkLife with Adam Grant
"The leaders at bain personality is pretty important so important in fact the before new hires even learn how to do their jobs they learn about themselves and i want to see how we're in a giant ballroom in cape cod massachusetts one hundred fifty baynes newest hires are here for training my name is sierra stewart sierra is a team leader at bain i'm here in cape cod acting as a trainer at our associate consultant training session i have got a team of about six students here with me that are from all around the world and they met a couple of days ago and so it's pretty easy for any little miss nash and personality type to kind of bubble to the surface pretty quickly mismatch in personality is exactly what bain is trying to help people plan for and deal with so they can work effectively together instead of a spiraling into personal conflicts the way that we staff teams at bain we typically have anywhere from maybe five to seven people on a team and so the impact of that on us is that you're pretty regularly kicking off work with a new set of people you've never worked with before and so figuring out how to understand them is really important and you have to do it pretty quickly been uses several different personality tools one of them is an immensely popular survey called the myers briggs type indicator ti for short it is a tool that gives you insight into four dimensions of your personality this is commonly johnny she used to work at bain during her time there she found herself drawing on the embassy i regularly to make sense of colleagues who work differently and to recognize some of her own blind spots now comey hopes new recruits at paine figure out what their personality scores might reveal about them how you are energized how you see the world and process information how you make decisions and last but not least your lifestyle or work style.
"grant" Discussed on WorkLife with Adam Grant
"Covered she was an introvert a light bulb went off she dove headfirst into the science eventually she started a pro typically introverted project writing a book about introverts i felt like i was working on a kind of odd project that was hard to talk about at dinner parties well it also makes it hard to go to dinner parties susan's book quiet ignited a national conversation about the neglected role of introverts in work and life she learned that like all the major traits introversion extroversion has roots in your physiology your brain chemistry scientists have done logical studies where they follow people throughout their lives and they've started with babies as young as four days old and they give sugar water to these babies to suck on and the thing is that sugar water is a form of stimulation just the way going to a noisy party would be and so what you find is that the babies who salivate more in response to the sugar water suggesting that they have a more activating kind of nervous system that react more all the inputs coming in those same babies are somewhat more likely as they grow older to be more introverted so those same babies when they're two years old and you put them in a play group of kids who they've never seen before you know they're more likely to react to that scenario by by freezing up and lending their nervous systems settled down as they take in all the new inputs coming at them and it continues this way throughout their lives it wasn't until her early thirties that susan finally took a personality test i took the test and i felt like i feel like the scale is had fallen for my eyes it was such a moment of a piff need for after that every time a friend would come over to my house you know the first thing they had to do is take the test and then we would sit around and talk about it.
"grant" Discussed on WorkLife with Adam Grant
"Humility is virtue but if you're not careful it can undermine your credibility it's usually not an issue in basketball you can talk a humble game and still shine on the court everyone can see how talented you are this is probably a lot more complicated in your job your skills might not be as visible a lot of your effort happens behind the scenes when no one is watching there no basketball cards for everyone to track your performance stats so many people see confidence is a sign of competence if you're always talking about your shortcomings and giving credit to others you run the risk of leaving people questioning how good you are i've watched people get passed over for jobs because they were too self deprecating but there's a way to be humble and confident i made that point one day when i was giving a talk at a company and i met someone in the audience who nailed it so a couple of years ago i was applying for a position and i really wanted to work there is a great company but it seems like a very high hurdle this is michelle hinson and as i was going through the application there were these questions asking me are you a financial planner are you a member of our services and all these things i kept having to answer no and i was like okay my chances of getting this job or really going down i need a hail mary at this point i need to really show them that i can do this and so instead of going the traditional cover letter approach where you outline all of your qualifications and how they're a perfect fit for it i ended up writing my cover letter for it about how i wasn't the person they were envisioning for the position and so i instead just lead with honesty imagine that you're applying for a job and your what's your greatest weakness if your instinct is to answer with a strengthened disguise.
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"Yeah the basic like idea that i think is kind of crazy here is that you all seem to believe that character and culture can substitute for talent at some level is that fair statement i think you have to have enough talent i couldn't make hopefully a bunch of good guys that they can't play you know if that will i just say you can't play but so you you know you have to have talent and you have to have culture now you know you never going to sacrifice the culture for the talent it is the thing we put you on that first second like let's say you spot the next lebron james not a butler guy what do you do find find the next guy that is talented as you can get but is a butler guy really i would do have we would do as much intel as we could find out you know if you hear that from some of which i found home because if there's red flags yeah you move on i was curious about how butler screens for character look nobody wants to reveal their trade secrets but while watching practice i heard about one of their favourite recruiting questions butler scouts like to ask high school players would you rather be in a situation where your team wins but you only score five points or one where you score twenty points but your team loses when i met the butler basketball players it was pretty clear which situation they preferred keila morton senior bowman's basketball team keelan is a star he's an nba prospect always with the team before myself.
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"Other people's virtuous acts actually want to be virtuous themselves there's evidence that in teams humility can be contagious the definition of emotional contagion is when we are literally infected with other people's emotions that's my colleague cigar bar sade she's a leading expert on contagion and culture emotional contagion is something that i became interested in many many years ago when i was working i was working with colleague meg as a as a pseudonym and i wasn't even reporting to her she was just working in my environment i knew she was negative i didn't think much of it and then one week meg went on vacation and it was amazing like suddenly the team me everybody just our shoulders lowered we were more relaxed and happy and and then she came back and everything went back to the way it was and i was like oh my gosh like how amazing that this person who i didn't even report to could have such a tremendous influence on mode only my mood but the mood of everybody else all kinds of emotions can be contagious that can shape the team's culture and even affect performance contagion is positive it's negative and the way it operates is that i there's behavioral mimicry and all that means is that we literally mimic the nonverbal in the facial expressions of the people around us it has to do with attention it's who were looking at and who were looking at most often on a team is the leader.
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"Talent so wrong some of the things the stars do are maybe not as valuables we think it you see a volume shooter guy who scores a lot of points but you might be scoring the points and so he gets classified as a star you might be scoring those points in a way that actually kind of hurts the team taking lots of bad shots not making high percentage of shots each time the court only one person can take the shot if what the star is a scoring machine inefficient to have five of them on the court who were focused on that when there are other things that need to be done this was a problem for the miami heat in two thousand ten they tried to build a dream team by bringing in two free agent stars lebron james and chris bosh but they already had a star twain wade the first press conference with a wild affair with fireworks and a crowd of thousands the bronze predicted they'd be winning championships for years there's going to be easy but we also three kings came down here to win championships lebron tell us about that not not three now full now not six but they struggled even win close games in the regular season they had three players were all used to taking the game winning shot there other things basketball players do that are very valuable that don't get the same amount of attention and that s miami beneath the dignity of star perform and you need you need other kinds of people to do those things lots of stars means lots of egos and lots of egos means infighting to overcome that problem you need humility humility is having the self awareness to know what you're good at and what you're not good at studies show that when you have humility and team people are more likely to play to their strengths instead of going for the spotlight they take on the roles where they can help the team win the stars are overrated and the role players are underrated that the role players the people we think of not as stars might be doing sometimes things that are extremely valuable but the don't get the attention that the star is due on the miami heat after the big three failed to win a championship their first year.
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"Today humility a hidden ingredient in great teams when it's time to put together a team most people look for the best talent i hear it in every industry we don't take players only players but what actually happens when you have a whole team of stars the evidence is pretty clear no matter where you work having an entire team of superstars can be a total disaster it turns out that if you have a team of ten people you're better off with six stars than eight you see it on wall street teams with mostly top analysts make worse financial recommendations than teams that have a mix of stars average performers same it's true and soccer national teams with too many top players are less likely to win world cup qualifying matches and in a study of nba basketball over a decade teams with only three star players won more games than teams with four or five the star studded teams had fewer assists this more of their shots and grab fewer rebounds the players struggled to coordinate they all wanted to be the alpha dog i think it was going on is how we define star is largely a function of the statistics that are used to measure performance on the court and that a lot of what started as maximize those stats that's michael lewis you might be familiar with his books like moneyball and the blind side he's spent a lot of his career writing about why we get.
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"It'll structure if you agree together on some rules for when and how to work you can focus all your energy on doing the work here jen flan st boto the executive producers i think there's a meth that when you working at a comedy show that it's all fun all the time and we're just like found in ping pong ball off the wall and aides fun but it's like a newsroom a little bit planning and structure it sounds like it's rigid but it's actually what gives you the freedom to find the creative discoveries that'll make things sing because of course creativity doesn't really start with a blank page it begins with some raw material in the daily shows case it's the news clips they play in the morning meeting segment producers have already reviewed hours of footage and selected the most promising clips once everyone is agreed on the headlines the writers no the first act will be seven to twelve minutes long the second should be four to seven minutes and they know exactly how much time they have to write i dragged danna my rat and david buca out of their task bubble they're two writers working to turn the morning rifts into a polish segment because sometimes you have in your head that everybody's saying the greatest jokes all the time and then when you realize that no jail yeah then you like hey let me add to this garbage as well hopefully by taping someone would have removed it and replaced it with something wonderful because the first draft is not meant to be the last draft that's i read that was a big part of the naming process.
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"That's a pretty extreme detail that they left while you're the da more copies i know van by the mall like if your teenager roy moore of making excuses now lives bands like no no i was stealing lipstick so right there might yours perk up the bursting is back even with trevor in the room everyone throwing out half baked ideas to their boss how comfortable are you just brainstorming on the fly in front of the most powerful person in your workplace if you have a boss who's constantly judging you that would be a nightmare you'd be afraid of getting it wrong or looking dumb but trevor sets an inviting town there's no frenzy no panic he's guiding the group although the clock is ticking he doesn't sound stressed let's just go down that listen the meeting wraps up at ten thirty they have an outline for the show now it's time to divide and conquer the writers only have about two hours before their first drafts are due so i need colorado's to just do like a round up of the asia rap and then to writers want to do the don juniors idiot thing they go off in pairs too right i wanted to further to find out how they create the ideal conditions for bursting us so i tracked down the head writer shubin parang and senior writer daniel rados psychologists talk about this pattern they call bursting which is like how rapidly we're taking turns and conversation and interrupting each other and notice that there were moments when like somebody had a pretty good job and then like four people built on it you know of course the main thing we're trying to to get to jokes out of the material and that's where the bursting is comes from i love how you've just adopted the language of burstein is like that's a normal thing people would say we're very improv focus.
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"Work life is hosted by me adam grants the show is produced by ted with transmitter media and pineapple street media our team includes colin helms gretta cohn gabrielle lewis angela chang and janet leigh this episode was produced by dano donal with help from julia alsop our show is mixed by david herman with help from dan zula original music by hans sale sue special thanks to our sponsors but no bows accenture j p morgan chase and worby park next time on work life we're going inside the writer's room at the daily show to find out how they do creative work under the gun the first draft is not meant to be the last drop then i that's a big part of the naming process that's next time on work life in the meantime thanks for listening and if you like what you hear rate and review the show it helps other people find us see your next week well this this has been this has been fun and interesting thought provoking as always thanks for doing so now what criticisms why get though i have to i have to criticize you yeah we have time for this you stay at the level of abstract concepts and ideas as opposed to moving down into sort of the experiences that you've had the the stories that you can tell the emotions that are part of that that really bring your ideas to life if you brought more of the the concrete the emotional in along with the abstract conceptual i think your communication would be more effective.
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"I was probably turning as red as my indian complexion allows me to and i was describing it as you know like basically dressing for the beach one day in flip flops and your swimwear and swing your door open and you're in full force winter storm the thing you need to understand about karen is that before bridgewater he'd already had a successful career actually several he was a doctor and worked with the world health organization he was a principal in a consulting firm and he worked at a successful investment firm he'd never failed like this before but what happened next was something i've never seen anywhere else are you barest you know hide from everyone like how did how did you move forward no i felt great sorry what i felt great do you realize how strange that sounds he does you can hear this in the tape of the meeting right after he found out his ranking uncontrolled by the by now publicly notorious slash streaming number one on the list i think it's a great 'less agree that i'm in that spot this leaves me more and the giants was not i get energy from it and i look forward to helping on even which always that answer so you just a glutton for punishment it's just data it's just data objective data about what i'm like i would rather know how bad the bad is and how good the good is so i can do something with it i think a skeptic particularly one with my training might say well this is this is just cognitive dissonance reduction right so you're like well this felt really bad but i decided to stay and so it must have taught me something i must have grown from the experience other ways like how the hell do i justify this do you ever wonder whether you're just kind of rationalizing the unpleasant experience.
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"You don't life's much better with good results than you know the idea of criticizing each other this openly might sound terrifying i get that in lots of workplaces it would be painful at best and abusive at worst there's there's a bunch of work by by communists showing that rankings generally demotivate people people even who are at the top are like well i expected to be further at the top and everybody at the bottom doesn't enjoy the experience comparing themselves negatively to everyone else around them in normal companies i suspect that they don't prepare people agree on it say his this a good thing what about your workplace would happen if you just decided one day to be radically transparent it might not go so well i was working at esquire magazine at the time then i said to my editor and the meeting it won't play is like you know what i i really would rather be at the new yorker and if they offered me would take that and he he was stone faced he did not like it that's aj jacobs a writer who thinks it's fun to live his life is an experiment for a story he was working on ejei committed to being a hundred percent transparent for a few weeks if you hate your boss telling your boss i hate you aj did that with everyone he talked to his motherinlaw elderly neighbors his kids his wife's friends i was out with my wife at a restaurant and we saw some friends of hers that she hadn't seen since college and they were all excited to see her and they said oh we should all get together and have a play date with our.
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"Karen hello adam this is karen he's a manager top financial firm like a lot of managers he goes to tons of meetings but there's one meeting the karen will never forget we were in this large white dent two hundred people sitting around and up comes a chart which was label the worst managers and i was number one on the list wow so you're staring room two hundred people and being told you are the single worst manager in that room that's right what was that like why felt great i'm sorry what i felt great realize how strange that sounds he does madam grant this is work life my new podcast with ted ted talks people we spend about a quarter of our lives at work and it really bothers me so many workplaces are broken so i became an organizational psychologist my job is to fix other people's jobs places like google and the nba invite me end to help them become more creative and collaborative but now i'm invited myself to some truly unusual workplaces but kirin's places that fascinate me because they've each mastered something that i wish everyone else could no we'll go to tomato plant that is succeeded for decades with hundreds of employees but not a single boss i don't wanna be bused around most people say that were going to go to a call center where the reps are so good at dealing with angry customers behind friends every time they come into town we go to dinner we'll go to the international space station where astronauts give working remotely a whole new meaning it's magical to live someplace far in order to anything fly we answer the question how many daily show writers does it take to write a joke the first draft is not meant to be the last travel.