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"harvey company" Discussed on M&A Science
"Wanted to do it really fast. And there's a buy and build component here who's on that short list of potential. Ceo's and my name would come up with a bunch of different recruiters or private equity firms as being one of those people who who has a lot of experience doing this. And so oftentimes i come into a situation where i'm displacing the founder. Who's writing off in the sunset or potentially. I'm coming into a situation. Where founder already has transitioned to private equity and now it's private equity transitioning private equity and that entrepreneur has already written off into the sunset or is ready to so there's some kind of transition taking place. There's a need for a new ceo. And i'm the serial. Ceo who's both on entrepreneur and a buy and bill guy with kind of a g e pedigree during the jack welch era to augment the skillset. You put all that together and it happens all the time. There's no right or wrong. And i've seen all permutations thereof where founders stave founders it into this and or founders retire right off into the sunset and professional guy like me rides in the idea the p. from want somebody experienced at the strategy to execute. What was the first time when you got onto this platform deal ajit in. What was that like eric. Go back a little ways to say that my parents are both ninety years old. They've been married for sixty eight years old fashioned roman catholic family. I think the neighborhood raised me. 'cause there were ten kids in my house and fourteen kids next door and no eight down the street. The other places. We're un's of us all over the place but my parents at their age grew up and their formative years were during the great depression and world war two and then my dad fought in korea very different mindset and i was taught very early to chase title and money china. You define success with idle in money. That's how depression era minded people thought about life in general. You know. I was chasing title and money. After getting out of the service i went to. Ge i worked first as an engineer. I transitioned over to business during the jack. Welch era the heyday of ge. Great time to be Ge croton ville guy learning how to run a business all the business leaders coming in and teaching modules than. It's the jack welch. Camelot era of ge if you will and then when private equity started calling is like when you get close to the gm level in a company like ge in your croton ville guy then it's like Recruiters start calling you every day. Ten times a day and start trying to pick you off and a pe firm starts calling starts knocking on the doors a hey adam come be president of a middle market company. And that's where the advice of the mentors within ge comes to play in cheese. Should i stay and be one of a thousand general managers trying to be a vp. Trying to be a division president one day or should i step out a ge and go run a company and be a president. And i'll never forget the advice if he's out there. Listening a guy named mike martin. Former cleveland browns. Football player turn. Ge superstar inside healthcare his advice adam once a president always a president. I took that and ran with it. It was the best advice i ever got in my life. I stepped out i went. I became president of a company. But i didn't know what was i had no clue. I didn't know it. By and build. Was i had no clue. I'm just a guy chason title and money. Someone wants to call me. President gimme a bunch of money. And i land in private equity and if you go back twenty years ago you could measure the number of firms in the hundreds and the med measure the the equity invested in at under a trillion today six thousand firms or point three trillion in assets under management one point five trillion cash committed out looking for companies to buy right this second so i dumbed into private equity. I learned through the school of hard knocks over a twenty year period. What private equity was how to work with it how to maximize potential and i really became an expert added the blue collar away which is just the lunch bucket brigade. Experience is the best teacher. And that's why. I actually wrote my first book. It was really to just take twenty years worth of learnings and transfer that to the business community. Because what i was seeing is private equity quickly has become fifty percent of all merger neck position activity on the planet balls private equity either as a buyer or a seller or both and i think most business people today if you gave them a basic quiz on private equity would fail that whiz. They don't understand it they don't know what it is. They don't know what the flavors of private equity are or how it works. They just know about like shark came in bc in but they have no idea about buyout funds and buying bill and all these different terms of funds work in what they are. That's why i wrote. The first book was so that somebody else doesn't have to go through the same twenty years of learnings that i gotta go back around and get into management and then sprung that over into the east side and built it up to where you're today without knowing what p. e. was or if it was a good thing or a bad thing that he wrote a book to help other people understand faster exactly and based upon the continuing sales of that book. I have to tell you. It's resonated with a lot of people around the world just as being a a great resource to learn the basics of private equity in about four hours. That book called private equity playbook. I've actually read it. I enjoyed reading. It's just because you write it with natural simple language so it's very easy to understand and so the next books coming out in september it's called the exit strategy playbook and so that's now to it's not just about private equity private equity certainly is a piece of it but it's to really focus on entrepreneurs founder owned businesses and even the transitioning fortune five hundred executive who find themselves running a private equity company. That's gonna be sold and they've never been through the process before and try to understand what that looks like continued to try to learn and also teach as well. I'm having a lot of fun. It's a great time in my life. It's not so much focused around the the financial outcome as it is around sharing stories and entertaining people and trying to be a good steward to the next generation of the world's business leaders and helping them mentor them. I think think. I've mentored now around a thousand people over my career and there's gonna be a third book coming out about the stories that i've learned from mentoring. All these people in the business world trying to help them solve or their own personal equation of what the future looks like and what success looks like really great all. Add the book on the reading list than those who may have a follow up interview here. Adam the the one thing with your business is very service oriented the the series of businesses. You've been involved with. I'd love to hear a little bit about your thoughts around culture because culture plays a big role when you start combine these companies and. I'm just curious on your general views share. I'm gonna first of all tell all your listeners. If any my shareholders are out there please turn off your speakers now because they're not gonna like what i have to say when you're the ceo of a service company if you cannot store your product in a box and put it on a shelf and bring it out later when you need it and open it up and use it then. I'm afraid to tell you that your product is actually people and if your product is people than your entire focus should be culture and so my philosophy on building. Revenue is to go all the way down to the ground level and to start with people. If i build a cool culture. I get engaged workforce if i get engaged workforce they take care of customers. Customers like to be taken care of they give us more stuff to do and revenue rains from the skies. So the secret to building topline in a services. Business is to focus on people. And alter i call myself a blue-collar ceo. I left home after graduating. High school at seventeen went in the army. Was there for four years. When i first got to the business world i started at the bottom and i. I worked my way up in in thirty five years of working at service companies. I've held every job. A person can hold in a service company. I used to be the guy in the truck who was driving from service called a service call back in my field service days I repaired cat scanners and mri is in hospitals. So i was a service technician. And then i became a support engineer and a service manager and a regional manager and a vice-president. I worked my way up by held every job on the org chart. And so. I call myself a blue-collar ceo because i've never forgotten the guy who was in the truck and that's because in a service business culture is king. Your product is people. You need to be able to talk to people and to have a message that resonates with people in the trenches. If you wanna find sustainable success you just gotta have the ability to empathize with all the different roles in your company. Put it this way when most people take over a business. You don't have to be a ceo. You might be general manager coming into a business unit fortune. Five hundred world. People always lead top down. And i go through. A process is very predictable. And i teach this to an nba candidates at the executive mba kind of level. I call it a discovery phase. I go to business. I'm a guy he's elderly job. You can hold in a service coming. But i go into a new service company and the first thing i do is i look a spreadsheet and i look at okay what are the different classifications of employees. Okay i've got service tax. Got construction guys or installed x. I've got this class or that class. I've got sales people. And then i go out in the field and i ride around with all these people and i assume i know nothing about the business and i do discovery. I learn about what these people do for a living day in and day out. I talked to him about their jobs. What are they like what they hate. The end result of that is when for the rest of the time. I'm at the company. I'm looking at spreadsheets. I'm not seeing numbers in columns. I'm seeing people in jobs. It makes the company come to life in a different kind of fashion. Most of the time. When i do that discovery phase. I actually find the beginnings of that. I long term strategic plan on. Here's what i'm seeing equally as important. Here's what i'm not. Seeing that. I expected i should see in a company of a certain size. Put those two things together. That's gonna lead the kind of the jack welch. Either six initiatives that i'm gonna drive the measurement systems. I'm going to put in place around those five or six initiatives and these are going to be the heavy quick hitters. They're gonna help me bend a curve and start to demonstrate our ramp up in growth or ramp up in margin in performance. An engaged workforce building of early culture in all of this gives me kind of the ability to create a sustainable momentum. Early on that we then build upon as time goes by. How do you get the consistency when he started acquiring companies and they have their own cultures or up to be toxic or something. It's really easier you boy you ask good questions because if you don't get this right let me just tell you straight up. One bad. acquisition can take your entire leaderships energy and strength and caused a distraction that could last years. And i've seen this play out on the bad side a great baseball player. Lets us ty cobb highest batting average. Ever he batted in the four hundreds which means six out of ten times. He made an out if you're doing mergers and acquisition ladies and gentlemen you need to bat nine hundred plus you had best be batting damn near a thousand because one bad acquisition will just zap your entire leadership teams energy. So this is important. It's important that you build a culture that when you make an acquisition you buy a company that adds is spend a lotta time up in the front end of the funnel really defining what is the strategy trying to accomplish. What are the characteristics or filters of a company that would meet those strategic goals objectives and perform at a certain level. You know what. I don't just go by any company soon as i encounter that arrogant owner. Who's just. I'm god's gift to the world you're lucky to have you goodbye. Someone else can partner up with that guy. I'm looking for the person that wants to be a part of something bigger. Maybe they're not ready to retire. Maybe they wanna transition they wanna get some chips off the table but they wanna do a rollover. They wanna keep going. They have passion for what they do. Oftentimes all solicit input from early companies. I buy hey. Who did you respect in the marketplace. Who do you think is a really good company. And why do you think they're really good. Company is. I'm looking for best in breed if i'm going into a new geography. I'm not looking to buy the cheapest thing or the broken thing because i can get it for a cheap price. I want the best company. In that territory that everybody respects that everybody likes and wants to emulate and if i buy and spent a lot of time upfront buying good companies then it's much easier on the integration side to also integrate cultures. I do these silly videos. Covert world. i can't always go and be there. But i do a number of different things so first of all. I'm transparent. ceo. Every employee in this company knows who i am. I couldn't do undercovers. Ceo it just wouldn't work if a person can be an undercover ceo than they don't know their employees in. That's a problem to begin with. So i hate that show. Although it's very very entertaining at times even with makeup people are gonna know who. I am in my world so i. I'm a transparency ceo. I talked to people all the time i have. Three thousand employees are general wide open town halls and sometimes have more than a thousand employees tune in end. So kind of like doing a podcast. I do my own stick in my own radio show. I'm talking to the employees of the company. I'm transparent. I make videos welcoming the incoming company if we're not there in person. We work really hard by good companies and to make sure that the employees experience and acquired company is either neutral or better never worse so as a part of diligence. We spend a lot of time analyzing things like a practices in benefits and how does our benefits align with their benefits. And i tend to as a part of just my own core business part of building that culture. I want to demonstrate that. I'm gonna take care of employees so i have very good benefits. Every time i buy a company. I have to spend money. It's a negative synergy to get their employees up to the same level of benefits. That i have happens every time. Not once in a while every time so i wanna make sure that the incoming employees experiences equal to or better than hate. My benefits are getting better. Hey i'm now part of a company. Instead of with thirty employees big got three thousand. I can go to school. I can take jobs in new territories. There's a lot of promotional opportunities that didn't exist before so it's all about making sure early day. Employees culture is positive impacted in a relationship with us as part of a buy and bill because there is going to be nervousness. Let's face it any time. A company is sold. Employees are looking up from the trenches. And they're wondering how is my life gonna get screwed up as a result of this and you want to make sure that at initially. There's no impact or positive impact and there's no big rush to change the world overnight. It calm down. Look up your leaders still there. So that's something that's pretty about cool says in my second book talk about there's two kinds of strategic buyers. There's those turn the lights off and they just fully integrate everything and they jettison all the gna expense closed the offices on the management team. And then there's those that keep the lights on or what you to join. The team and at cool out of twenty companies bought seventeen of the twenty entrepreneurs are still here there still ambassadors and when everybody looks up still see him there so what happened to the other guys they actually were older and wanted to retire and that was why they sold in the first place and so we have had some folks transition out but the majority of leaders are still within the business today still running their business so the guys look up after while wednesday change comment and they keep looking up. Change doesn't come or comes in it's better and then oh okay and no big deal. Lotta work goes in and diligence and upfront. By good companies be transparent. Talked to the incoming. Employees manage their experience to be neutral or positive. Change does happen ultimately you do have to do some things in integration. That are different but you lay the expectations clearly upfront. Here's what is gonna change. Here's why it's going to change. Here's what the impact is going to be to you in most cases what i find. Is that integrations go very smoothly their positive and here son interesting tidbit. Oftentimes when we do employee surveys. Recently acquired companies have higher engagement scores than those. That have been with you for a long time when you're doing a buy and build if you've done it right. That's a typical outcome is people are excited. And they're happy to be part of that. Bigger team care people and save a lot of headaches later absolutely. Can we talk about some of the deal process. How do you find opportunities so in my world where there are or thousand five hundred plus companies for me to look at and by us alive and i only have ideal team of six in its girl in nine but really just four professionals that are working deals every day all day his lawyers also do other things besides them in a so. We use a company as a front end company. Call it and you can. There's a number of give a special shout out today. Harvey out there. Harvey company in southern california orange county. And i use dave harby to shake the trees for me. Dave over one hundred employees analysts people assigned into groups. They work with companies multiple industries in. It's like pay dave. There's four thousand five hundred companies out there. Go find him. Shake the trees do my early outreach. And let's see if we can find companies that potentially are interested in having a conversation. And then dave will hand those warm leads off to my ideal team who then reaches out you know. Hey i'm current agarwal and i'm the vice president of corporate development at cool cysts and pay. Let's talk and one of the great things is. It's harder early when you haven't done this in your starting by and build. I bought twenty companies. You can talk to any one of the twenty people that have sold the me and to this and now i've got testimonials and hey did they say what they were gonna do. Did they do what they say. What was your experience like during the process. What was it like after the process. I have testimonials now. I just have to find one. Who's gonna say. Nice things. I can give you a whole list. You can call all of them and talk to them because we now have a track record so we've become the acquirer of choice in the industry. We're not perfect companies perfect. We aspire to be perfect but we have a lot of work to do to get there a lot of work and so. It's also a fixer upper as well as a buy and build with a lot of aspirations to be a great place to work for all my one goal objective for all employees create environment where you can spend your entire career in one place to do that. I have to do for things a fair wage. Or i'll lose talent. Abc great benefits aggregrate retirement plan and then the most important thing create opportunity for advancement so for those people that want to run and have their career go different places you have to create that superhighway the lets them navigate. North up your chart if that's where they wanna go or navigate horizontally across geography if they're seeking other opportunities within an empire or in a different area so a lot of focus around that goes into what we do but i use an outside firm to help shape the trees create some warm leads of those forty five hundred. We've probably had outreach with about fourteen hundred of them. And i probably have one hundred fifty of them in my active funnel. They fit the mold or the right. China company the right size company and as a result of that. Let's go and and now focus on those. So that's the top of the funnel and then we're worked their way through but it's a process for sure and it takes a lot now. Listen i've worked in other industries where there were only really a couple of hundred players and i was doing by build and in that case i didn't need to use outside firms or consultants to help me shake the trees. My internal deal team that we built could effectively do outreach. The industry had great trade shows where everybody went. And you could meet everybody. I literally would go in my last company. I'd go wherever the trade show was. I'd get a big suite in a hotel up above with a living room by business development guy would work the floor and he'd bring people up to see me and we would find in prospect that way and so there's different ways to do it and yet yet to build one that works for.
"harvey company" Discussed on Native Opinion Podcast an American Indian Perspective
"It's nothing good. Or nostalgic about covered wagons and quote and that quote from amy keg leaky a county resident and a member of the navajo nation told the board of supervisors. The boyd unani unanimously. Excuse me voted against the project citing concerns about cultural sensitivities as well as planning for fire police and traffic to guns was far from the first development to try to wrap itself in american indian trappings to give the sense of authenticity. What's re- remains to be seen is whether it's a failure and growing movement to change names of tourist destinations and landmarks that can be deemed offensive and herald an increasing movement towards a native american justice amid an ongoing national conversation about race. So we'll see it's that that happens if you know. The trend continues and other destinations across america. Change their their themes as well. We shall see now while there are many discussions about native american stereotypes around the country including around sports teams More recently The former cleveland indian team. Which are now the cleveland guardians and the washington football team. The two guns project focused stone vacation retreat that could have accommodated well over a thousand guests and it serves as a reminder that indigenous people have been often esteemed exploited and ignored by the creation history recreation history. Excuse me For more than a century. And that's correct and i take on bridge with the article using the word esteemed. It should not even be in there. There was nothing honorable or being honored about using native imagery in such a way but exploitation and being ignored by the recreation industry. Absolutely now the fred. Harvey company which built restaurants and hotels along railroads in the west did have an indian department as far back as early twentieth century. Now to be honest it's aim was to entice sightseers through the promotion of native american groups which it did in part by depicting images of indians on brochures postcards and even playing cards some of the companies hotels including the l. Towbar hotel in the grand canyon showcased native artists who would weave baskets or craft pottery and jewelry onsite quoting. There's an authentic Anticipate dimension to it. You know you're in the west and you know you're somewhere else because year. Seeing indians and quote said philip. Jade the loria a professor of history at harvard university and author of the notification boy. Today is a day for words. I'll start that again. That was a quote from philip. J loria a professor of history at harvard university and author of the nonfiction book playing indian. Boy mr loria you know your in the west. He says you know you're somewhere else he says. Because you're seeing indians. He says kay you're you're quote did nothing to help. The natives on the east coast which there are literally thousands of hundreds of thousands of to be exact getting back to the article as tourism transition to private automobiles. The fascination with native american culture continued in nineteen twenty six private. Hy-vee cars with drivers wayne cowboy garb and white female tour guides dressed in traditional native american jewelry. Inbuilts took.
"harvey company" Discussed on Talk 1260 KTRC
"A NATO Then Lane Warner is going to make chicken La Fonda. With Duchess potatoes and tomatoes gratin, and then we're going to make Blake baked Alaska. To tell you how to make it home. We also video of when Sean Sinclair make baked Alaska for 100 of us. That cast the NATO last year, which was amazing. And so we really want people to join us and sign up for this, and we really want them to go on the auction. And this auction is a silent auction that which then we pick up after the dinner and finish and finish everything off with with the really big Item, So some of the things we're auction off this year. We have an amazing a blanket basket from La Fonda and one of the original baskets that Mary Coulter had painted. Alan Affeldt donated that it is gorgeous. By the way, I want it. Everybody wants a Susie CDO. I wanted it. The minimum of starting bid on that is like 600 bucks, right? 9 900 bucks on like that. Yes, And we have this dinner for four Lafont of the Shah at the chef's table. Dinner is the first thing we're auctioning off when people to bid on that right now because They have to win it by Friday. So you can come eat with us on Saturday. That's a dinner for four. Everything, wine and everything. And again, Jenny Kimble, Jamie Clements will be your servers. I think people would pay just your servers, regardless of the food, But I think that'll be that'll be really wonderful. The H F course company, which makes the amazing reproductions of Mary cultures. Membreno China, which is very beautiful. Their beauty donated a 12 piece serving of membreno, China to this which we will be auctioning off gorgeous. It's gorgeous stuff, and you can get it in the original red, which people know, but there's also a black version of it that El Tovar uses Oh my God. We also have one original Membreno plate that was donated. By one of our favorite Fred heads in Kansas City. Heather Paxton from her collection is that Harvey family Harvey Family members donate stuff from their own collections. Daggett Harvey is donating two champagne glasses that Fred Harvey actually used. So this read this read platter pieces is old. Yeah, the single Membreno pieces actual Membreno piece from back in the day, Membreno China was started being made in the 1930 reproduced now, Stephen being reproduced now. It's very produced, but the original pieces obviously you're worth lakhs for me. Fred Harvey Materials are really collectible when I was working on my friend Harvey biography, Appetite for America. I was on eBay every day because there's certain things you can't see anymore unless you find them on eBay. But people love collecting friend Harvey Materials. First of all from Harvard, people had amazing taste. So they own amazing Native American art, the commission lots of Native American art and Western art. And there's a lot of art with it with a friend Harvey and perimeter that people probably don't even know has a tide of Fred Harvey. All right, so some of those were some of the really good pieces. The dinner, the blanket box you can donate as much as you want to the foundation for the History Museum. You can buy a coffee cup with a With a Harvey girl on it for 25 bucks, and not everything is big money on the on the auction. Some of the pieces are really, really, really nice or the goofy dude. I thought it was Jeff Goldblum it at first in in a chair he's going to do a book club. Kind of thing is, Is that you? Oh, that's may. So thank you. So my donation this year I gave two things one. I'm going to do a book club. Where I will. I will sign 10 copies of appetite for America. Okay, send them to your book club. Oh, you can read it. And then we will organize a zoom for your book, Love and I will talk to you until you were out of questions. Okay on it could be done anytime. And, ah! So we're doing that I also gave up several years ago. A beer company in Flagstaff made a special, eh? That had pain boy son done for the Grand Canyon right on the seven stages of drunken. Yeah, and it's now out of print. You can't get these cans anymore, but I had an extra set of them, so I'm putting my set. Up for auction and these cans are really cool in the paintings are really wonderful. They used to hang in bright angel Lodge in the bar. Oh, my God! And the starting bid on that is only 35 bucks. Right, So we tried to have things of all different price range is some people are incident. Friend Harvey, You're interested in books because a lot of the old friend Harvey catalogs have some of the most amazing Native American art in them. And the Harvey companies, really. They introduced Native American art all over the country. People would buy it on the trains, they would buy it in stores in the train station's William Randolph Hearst. We know collected everything is there to do. His first in Native American heart he bought was from a friend Harvey Little store that was set up in Chicago. And that's how he became obsessed with Native American art in any but I guess all of it For a period of time, So it's a It's amazing story. Amazing tradition, but the auction is online. Now you could go up on it and bid on the dinner and start bidding on the other things. It'll be open. It's a silent auction until a week from Saturday and then Saturday night. We will we will do some of that. We will finish up some of the bigger items and you'll also meet some of the donors so well zoo When we're going to do their thing, we're going to zoom to them. We'll zoom to Daggett Harvey Jr. Chicago, and he'll show you friend. Harvey's glasses that were that were auctioning will zoom. You, too. Helen Harvey Mills, and she'll show you the original catalogue for the friend Harvey Art Collection. Which she has a copy of that She's allowing us to auction off on many other things. So you'll you'll meet Alan after Valentina. They'll be in Winslow. I mean, if you're going to be on zoom, you might have all you.
"harvey company" Discussed on Talk 1260 KTRC
"There were so many people waiting in line to hear them that they had to give the same talk at four. And so we realized there was there were a lot of people who were interested because there were a lot of different entry points. Some people were interested because of foodie history. Some people were interested because the Fred Harvey company basically control the Native American art business, right? From the turn of the century up through the 19 forties. All the train think about all the train people. Right. There's all theirs. All people who are interested in Santa Fe Railroad itself, and there's a lot of trained people. And so we've We've kept this going all these years. And, of course, up till this year. We always had the friend Harvey Weekend in Santa Fe, right. Basically all summer. We've been planning for it to be in Santa Fe and in Las Vegas and worrying about how Cove it was going to affect this and whether it would be safe to try to put it on. Put any part of it on. In person in New Mexico, and we kept these decisions open for a pretty long time because Again. We're tryingto be there for the people who want to come and our partners are in the hospitality business in the hospitality business being yanked back and forth. And we want them to be able to come. So finally, a few weeks ago, we had to finally decide that the whole thing needed to be online. And so it is going to be online. So let's start with you still going to do the lungs is that people from all over the country can now watch it. People for Santa Fe can watch it on their computers. Watch it on their phones. And people all over the country who are interested in Fred Harvey, who haven't been able to come to the Fred Head weekend. Can come. So Fred had weekend. You've been to it you've you've worked with us before, and we've talked about this before, is usually a bunch of different lectures about subjects that come out of Fred Harvey and then a big dinner. At La Fonda. All of this raises money for the New Mexico History Museum. And that we do an auction of Fred Harvey related items. And there's lots of cool, you know, native art. There's there's things that came from La Fonda from back in the past. There's Membreno China, which is really wonderful. There's lots of books about Native American art. And there are hotel stays at all the different Fred Harvey hotels all to Bharat La Fonda, La Posada. Fascinating. So we're doing it all online and people could sign up. They can. They can listen to it. Watch it from wherever they want. People who sign up. If they miss any of the events, they could get caught, they get recordings of them. And so we're doing a full Fred Harvey weekend with seven talks. Go ahead. No. Keep that thought. All right. We'll come back. We'll tell people how they can sign up for the lectures. When we come back did electric and then we'll do the auction. Talk about Fred Harvey some more. And then we will venture off into some of the history that that Stephen.
"harvey company" Discussed on Talk 1260 KTRC
"Off a best of show. It's a really good recent interviews on Monday, All right, let's go out to Philadelphia in the first capital of the United States and talk to Steven Freed, who's on Philadelphia today? He's a Fred head. He's also an author and a biographer. Steven. Good to see you on zoo man. Richard. Great to see you. And thanks for that soon from Nashville. Perfect timing for the election, Right? And we must be doing something right? You think we are I think right now it feels like we are. You know, I'm I'm a couple blocks down from where they're finishing the counting of Pennsylvania's ballots, and here in the place where America was born. The declaration was written in the Constitution was written and we're feeling like we helped today. Do you live in the historic part of Philadelphia? Ideo. I mean, my wife and I live like several blocks away from the Liberty Bell. If you had your choice, you live in Santa Fe. But you live in Philadelphia, you know, And I think, Stephen one time when we had you on. Maybe we're talking about rush me we're talking about. Maybe you're talking about Fred Harvey. I think you said Sometimes you're kind of amazed how little you know the streets in the historic parts of Philadelphia. Maybe I dreamt that No, it is true mean part. I think part of the reason that I ended up writing a biography of Benjamin Russia, so I could finally figure out what happened here, You know, you know, cause Santa Fe. Look, I love Santa Fe. I live in Santa Fe in my mind even when I'm Sitting here in Philadelphia, but you know, if you deal with a tourist area, sometimes people don't want to deal with the tourist area. So we have a tourist area where people go to the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall and all that kind of stuff. So You know, you get stuck behind horses and buggies and you have to fight off Benjamin Franklin impersonators and stuff. But I'm feeling pretty patriotic and pretty historically relevant today. All right, we'll get to that. And you don't mind talking about that. But let's talk about friend Harvey. First of all, sure. You're Fred Head describe what That malady is mostly about. Sure. So some people in Santa Fe in the area know that Fred Harvey company was a company that basically was the first major hospitality company in the in the in the nation, and they ran all the restaurants and hotels. On the Santa Fe Railroad, and they created a Fonda so people won't know the history of La Fonda. Fonda was a Fred Harvey Hotel, the cast of NATO hotel that was just restored in Las Vegas. Is a friend Harvey Hotel, the Grand Canyon Hotels, the South Rim, El Tovar and Bright Angel Lodge. Those air Fred Harvey hotels, and there were also Fred Harvey Union station Chicago unit Station. Was Fred Harvey, Kansas City, ST Louis. Obviously, the Albuquerque station was a huge friend Harvey Outpost Union station, Los Angeles. So Fred Harvey was amazing company that spanned it started in the 18 seventies. Oh, and it existed up through the 19 sixties and seventies. And it basically invented a lot of things that we take for granted, especially in the South West, because the Harvey companies who basically took care of people when they came to the Southwest, so As tourism became one of the major industries in the southwest, especially in New Mexico and Arizona that fell on the Fred Harvey company. So the friend Harvey company got involved the restaurants, hotels. It brought the food of New Mexico to the whole world, and it brought the food of the world into New Mexico. The Harvey girls that they hired on Lee single women to be their waitresses. They were the first major national force of working women and over 100,000 women between the 18. Eighties and the 19 forties had the opportunity to be Harvey Girls and travel all over the country working for the Santa Fe Railroad, and they also married all these local people made a lot of towns in New Mexico. They're founding families are people who work for the railroad who married Harvey Girls and settle down and settle those towns. So it's the influence of of the friend Harvey Company in New Mexico is something we continue to explore. It is the reason why the New Mexico history Museum, which is where I first started talking about Fred Harvey in Santa Fe has AH permanent exhibit of Fred Harvey material in the mezzanine between The floor. That's the really old stuff and the Fords really new stuff because Harvey and the railroad really represent that middle period that period in that from the late 18 seventies into the early 19 hundreds, when Santa Fe reinvented itself as a city different And the Harvey Company, you know, brought Santa Fe merchants and the Native Americans from the pueblos to the world's fair in 1915. Both in San Diego and San Francisco. So the Harvey company has had a really interesting relationship with New Mexico. And so it's not surprising that even though the company was in all kinds of different cities, and it was based in Kansas City, and later Chicago, the resurgence of fascination with Fred Harvey as a really interesting way of dealing with American history, especially The Southwest is really taking its place in Santa Fe and the New Mexico History Museum when it opened set out to have a Fred Harvey exhibit and brought me in because I happen to write a book about Fred Harvey. And Fran Levine, who was head of the museum then and Jenny Kimble, who's known raised a weekend for me in a April night of 2010. Having no idea whether people would be interested in it or not on I gave a talk at the museum. It was one of the many days with power went out in Santa Fe, so I gave half to talk in the dark with a flashlight. And then we had this wonderful meal at La Fonda, and it turned out that there were many more Fred heads than we ever realized. And what this event did was the people who There been people dressing up his Harvey Girls in Winslow, Arizona, who didn't know there were women driving dressing up Harvey Girls in Florence, Kansas, so It started to be this thing where people who were interested in Fred Harvey people who were interested in Santa Fe Railroad people heard Judy Garland because, of course, Judy Garland played a Harvey Girl in the movie, The Harvey Girls. People inside. A lot of different subjects started to come to Santa Fe. Teo to talk about this. We we had this weekend 2010. We did another one in 2011, and more and more people just came every year. One year Jenny Campbell and Alan Affeldt, who owns La Posada in Winslow, and now the cast in ADA in Las Vegas. Did a talk at the museum A two o'clock on the on a Sunday. There were so many people waiting in line to hear them that they had to give the same talk at four. And so we realized there was there were a lot of people who were interested because there were a lot of.
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"You're listening to KCRW this is morning edition I am Kim masters and this is the Hollywood breakdown joining me is not felony of The Hollywood Reporter and Matt rose McGowan is now suing Harvey Weinstein and David Boies who was his lawyer adviser enabler Lisa bloom who the alleged women's rights lawyer who went to work for heartbeat to discredit people like rose McGowan she is saying this is a diabolical efforts to silence assault victims she saying that they are engaged in racketeering violations of the federal wiretap act at cetera et cetera and I have to say there's a piece of this litigation that involves someone I read about right price who was the head of Amazon studios and I feel like it's a real window into the back scratching than it can occur in a right price was accused in our story of misconduct and and when we publish he was he was excused from that job that the same day and hit hardy had quite a relationship and rose McGowan alleges that that Roy price was part of this attempt to shut her down and silencer and it was a pretty extensive and attempt involving black cube the Israeli intelligence outfit that spied on run and ferro so this was an elaborate effort on the part of harmony and she this this one piece of ray price in this litigation is a window into how guys help each other out yes the allegations in the lawsuit and this is Becky backing on some of the stuff that's in running pharaohs book catching kill is that Roy price optioned rose McGowan's screen play and for reasons that we don't quite know and then when he was discussing the project with rose abruptly killed it and the implication is that Harvey wine scene was actually pulling strings here and whether right price was trying to option the project to see of Harvey Weinstein was mentioned in it or if this was an effort to essentially by her off in a manner in which Lisa bloom apparently her first introduction to Harvey Weinstein was when he option her book and said we're going to develop this for television and lo and behold Lisa bloom is then representing Harvey Weinstein and all the sudden he had one of the being a prominent women's advocate attorneys on his side this is a tactic that seems to be a Bob away for powerful people in Hollywood like Harvey Weinstein Roy price to essentially buyout adverse yeah I mean she her allegations are actually a little worse than what you said because she says when she found out that Roy price was giving Harvey's company a huge deal which by the way the company the Weinstein company desperately needed at that point because they were having financial problems she says she went to right price and said this guy raped me and Roy price responded by saying that's not proven and then her project was he but she was told they won't release our project back to her and its debt so so she says she believes that this was a quid pro quo you know what that Harvey basically put Roy to buying her saying it to to find out what was in it if there was anything negative about him and meanwhile I will note that great price I tried to get his own girlfriend a deal a writer without any significant credentials at all at Amazon was told internally forget it that will never happen here it's going to be a bad look for you and Harvey gave her a deal and when we reported this and asked about it the ones dean official response was oh yes we've been following her for some time which is actually was hilarious then and continues to be very funny now because they would have to have discovered this writer as for who had you know not done anything of great note at that point so again this is how it works yeah it's all funny until you realize this is part of a web of efforts to silence potential accusers and it goes much deeper than I think anyone thought until these allegations of come out of the book and now this lawsuit yeah that's why the book is called catching kill thank you Matt thank you that's not Balleny editorial director of the Hollywood reporter he joins me this Monday at one thirty on the business I'm Kim masters and this is the Hollywood break down and you are listening to KCRW.
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"For so the Harvey company was basically they knew that when you came to this exotic southwest the you had no idea what to do and they said their ideal was they couldn't even think that the customer was always right because the customer to know what they wanted me you've been to the Grand Canyon how do you take care of people the Grand Canyon it's not it's not like a normal place so they really had to think about how can you make sure that people have a great experience the food is amazing that people who come for hiking and authenticity guilt they want if they want to go to the bottom that they can write in people like me and my wife who want to sit on a you know on the front porch and drink and have a beautiful sweet added an egg enjoyed nature from the you know from the hotel you got to take care of us too and so that was really the quarters they really had to do this and this is before the park service men the park service learn how to take care of people from the Fred Harvey company because they were there before the park so it was a passing store I knew nothing about it you know living in Philadelphia I heard about it because my wife and I started coming to Santa Fe in the early nineties because a friend from Philadelphia bought a house your Picos and so we would come every year for our anniversary and the book started out as research looking for an excuse to come out more often and I realize it was it was actually a fabulous story that was also a way of telling the entire history of the American west through the railroad so I researched it for many years and about a year before the book was going to come out I came to Santa Fe and met with the new director of the museum which was just being rebuilt friend Levin and which Eddie Campbell who was running the Fonda and we talked about it would be cool to do an event in Santa Fe and so they agreed to do this is bad and from that we ended up booking a train to work of all the Fred Harvey cities starting for Chicago and that's what we did to promote the book and the events were really fun and I figured okay I wrote a book and I gave a talk and that's cool but lo behold you know a couple months later we were back in town and and again what other talking more people came and will we gave did programs about anything having to do with Fred Harvey the Harvey girls which are such a great fascination you're the first working women in America about merry culture about the real roads about the native American art business and all the issues surrounding the politics of native American art even the creation of the city but the city different is the for Harvey company was involved in all that stuff and because it was involved in architecture was involved in city planning so the hardy companies a great wave of understanding all this and so what we try to do is I mean it this gone way beyond me giving a speech me without due to days of lectures both from really interesting academics who come in and we make them when they can be interesting there can't be any power points that are just kind of sitting there because our our are you know are are the people come or lectures you know to expect to be fascinated to standard you have to live up to it exact order I mean what they did at the time was they wanted tourism to be fascinating they wanted they were the first people to many people to explain to white people the native Americans had been there before them so part of the history of America which up to that point is being told through the eyes just just of your point in his or yeah I mean the the diversity history of America that we now take for granted we really first talk to people by the Harvey company when they brought them in on the trains to come to these tiles and so it's really great so this year we have a panel about Mary Colter with miracle tree biographer Arnold Burke with Santa Fe architect barber Felix and actually the new interim director of the New Mexico history museum Billy Garrett used to be the historic architect of the Grand Canyon for the National Park Service I think he's gonna talk about the work that he did when he was there Caroline for all who used to be the executive director of the miss Rogers museum and at this since left is giving a talk about whether to me whether the company's use of native American art was commercialization or cultural preservation we have a historian from Arizona coming to talk about for an RB company didn't want to use food from other places they had their own farms they grew their own food they slaughtered their own poultry in many of the farms were in Arizona one of them was in Chino valley and it's actually one of the last ones that still standing so we're gonna get to talk about that Sunday morning a Saturday morning Maria Martinez the famous the artist who made the black on black pottery which is so blunt her her great granddaughter barber Gonzalez and her son Kevin are going to be doing a pottery demonstration and explanation of the relationship between Martinez and the Fred Harvey company a team to me I was going to be giving a talk about painting and working in Fred Harvey spaces and then the last panel before dinner is actually a panel about restaurateurs who were working in the Harvey spaces so said Moses who saved the Los Angeles Union Station restaurant space which is really amazing which sat empty for decades is coming in to talk about how they did that the executive chef from else of are the Grand Canyon and two and two of our more recent chefs John Sinclair who now is that the Castaneda in Las Vegas and Murphy o'brien is well known Santa Fe you also just took over legal tender in in late may so it'll be a packed a couple of days and the conversations are always very lively and the museum is a great place to hear talks and so we hope a lot of people will come to them and then join us for all these different meals which have become you know a big part of this weekend there's now for meals are attached to the weekend besides the lectures and people coming from all over the world we have people coming in from England from France and from all over America some of them are people who work for the railroad her work for Fred Harvey some of them are just fascinated by the southwest okay and they and they see the Harvey story sort of way of digesting and and exploring that the south if we take a break in U. S. hang for one more segment absolute before we do that do you have a website where people can find your work always it's Stephen freed S. T. E. P. H. E. N. F. R. I. E. D. dot com the back was Stephen free thirty two minutes after three o'clock talk more about Fred Harvey and some of the properties that fell into disrepair that are now being brought back and save you the full property thirty two minutes and then can a man in Mexico the phone in.