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Ep 142: How Kindness and Community Empower Todays Nonprofit Leaders (with guest John Hoffman) - test

Nonprofits Are Messy: Lessons in Leadership | Fundraising | Board Development | Communications

07:59 min | 2 months ago

Ep 142: How Kindness and Community Empower Todays Nonprofit Leaders (with guest John Hoffman) - test

"Came to twenty twenty one kind of annoyed annoyed that nonprofit leaders and their remarkable heroics in twenty twenty didn't get the spotlight or the recognition. They deserved we all fussed. In twenty twenty about the dearth of leadership in our society. I think folks just looking in the wrong place overlooking leaders around this country who educate advocate feed the hungry provides shelter bring beauty through the arts lead congregations to help us keep the faith all of these people right here in front of our eyes. I see it every day and it makes me kind of angry that others don't or worse still. We talked about staff board. Volunteers of these nonprofits the backbone of our society we talk about these people as nice. Nice really rubs me the wrong way. It feels really pass to me now. Kindness is a word. I can brace but i don't know that i had ever spent that much time thinking about the distinction between the two until i watched a documentary on amazon prime the film. The antidote offered me an aha moment. And i just love a good moment is i learned that the reason i embrace the word kindness is that implies action it requires commitment and in this documentary. We see through stories. Beautifully told by my friend and six time emmy winner. John hoffman the kindness. M- may be thought of as something gentle but it has real strength. John says that kindness is a weapon for change. One of the heroes. He's spotlights in the film. Says quote kindness is a practice. Kindness is a stance end quote. And so today. I want you to meet my friend and john. He and i both know this to be true. Kindness may not be the ultimate antidote. And it's not actually something special you can drop into any community at any time and find it blossoming and you'll find those leaders who are practicing it every day. John's journey developing idea and bringing it to life is as instructive and as inspiring is the film. What's up. I feel lucky. Indeed to be able to introduce you to my friend. John and grateful that he's game to share his story with you. Greetings welcome to nonprofits her messy. I'm your host joan. Gary founder the nonprofit leadership lab where we help smaller nonprofits thrive. I'm also a strategic advisor for executive directors and boards of larger nonprofits. I'm a frequent keynote. Speaker blogger an author on all things leadership and management learn. More at joan gary dot com. I'm a one with a mission to fuel. The leadership of the nonprofit sector my goal with each episode is to dig deep into an issue. I know the nonprofit leaders are grappling with finding just the right person to offer you advice and insights. Today is no exception. John hoffman is a six time emmy award winning filmmaker whose most recent films include rancher farmer fisherman which premiered at the sundance film festival in january twenty seventeen and out of many one which premiered at the new york film festival followed by net flex in two thousand eighteen much. John's work as a filmmaker has focused on the key. Health issues of our time including the weight of the nation addiction and the alzheimer's project all on. Hbo and i in human on discovery. A six hour series set in the world's largest research hospital. The nih is building ten. In addition to making films. John has also been a network executive. He was the adp of docs specials for discovery. From twenty fifteen to two thousand eighteen and After nearly two decades as vp of documentary programming at hbo not in john's by is that he was instrumental. In persuading me that i needed to leave corporate america and become a nonprofit executive director. He may take some degree of pride in that. But it is far exceeded by the gratitude. I feel for what became a complete personal and professional transformation for me so john welcome and i am just not sure i can ever repay you for the art of press. Suasion was on display during a lovely brunch at our home so many years ago. Hi john john really wonderful to be with you. I am so out of you and all that you have accomplished in the time that we've known each other But the the tremendous evolution of your sort of career. You're you're on understanding end leadership in the not so My hat to you for all. You're doing that seems. Seems like you go have a piece of my hat. So so let's pick up your story about the making of this film from the point at which you and your team became kind of hyper focused on this world kindness and how you might explore it in a documentary. I guess you kinda define it. I why don't you tell us about the process. Well in in the two thousand sixteen two thousand seventeen but bearing much In i was Very disturbed as so. Many people were by the growing distance in the country. An outright hatred that was expressed in so many ways in the country and i had the incredible good fortune of having a relationship with A nonprofit health system called dignity health. They had funded in a very generous way some public health that i was doing when i left. Hvo when i created a nonprofit media company called the topic good projects and i was with the ceo of dignity house and their model is hello human kindness and i was having a very interesting conversation with him and senior leadership about the strong commitment as a nonprofit helped brighter kindness and our authentic was and i said would you ever consider doing the documentary becomes and lighting and that led to were conversation and eventually led just on that word to them giving principal funding for what became the antidote total editorial control. It was literally confidence in me to make a film on that. Were not a big risk now. Really not big risks. And so i put together a small team. I found a remarkable co director cooperman. Who was nominated for the kennedy award for short film. She did hojo's violin. Beautiful beautiful short documentary and we started on jer. We read everything we could about compassionate empathy decency putt from art and poetry in economics and political theory and evolution. We found absorbs so much and we quickly came to the realization that the world does not need any more exploration random next is that there's so many media platforms that on. Social media is love stories of random acts. We

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Kabul Wasn't a Withdrawal, It Was a Retreat

America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast

01:57 min | 3 months ago

Kabul Wasn't a Withdrawal, It Was a Retreat

"I've been waiting all week for this. He is the vice president of the heritage foundation heritage dot. Org he is the man we go to for all matters national security and foreign policy. Jim califano welcome back to america. First you're on am. I know not live on national radio. America you have to actually here. So let's i think there's two big issues one is what they're gonna do next which is going to make things even worse in the white house and and the other is what we how we stop it okay so before we get to that for two days. Now i've been quoting. You'll tweet here on america. First very powerful super powerful visual tweet where you said. The compost wasn't a withdrawal. It was the result of contact with the enemy. Which means it's a retreat. Jim what write that what. So here's what happened. And i'm not nancy drew but i think and i even think on your show. People have unpack this understand. What's going on biden. Convinced himself that afghanistan was going to collapse. He so he had and so he grabbed gani. And he said you're going to cut a deal with the taliban and you're gonna turn the country over to the taliban and what you guys are going to do is let me leave first. And then the country's gonna collapse and it won't happen on my watch and it won't be fall and what happened is of course. The taliban were like well dude. If you just tell us you're leaving we're not gonna cut any deal and of course ghani got cold feet grabbed his suitcases and headed for the door. And then what biden did was just executed is planning precipitated. The collapse and then he put himself in a situation where where there was no escape. It's literally like dustin hoffman walks up to customer and says dude there's a million indians on the little bighorn don't go there and then custard charges anyway and and get surrounded by the by the indians and then he then he turns to the guy next. How could this possibly happen.

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DaaS: A Conversation With Auren Hoffman

Software Engineering Daily

01:24 min | 3 months ago

DaaS: A Conversation With Auren Hoffman

"Oren welcome back side. It'd be back your how many years into running a data as a service business law over four. Okay i've talked to a lot of infrastructures and service. Companies software as service companies platform as a service companies. Only one data as a service company. And it's more than four years into your company data as a service company. Well there are other datas service companies right so there. There are plenty of dass companies but of the successful companies in the world. If you think like sas versus dass is probably five hundred to one. Maybe even a thousand to one. So there's just way more sass unicorns than there are gas unicorns. Why are you the only non domain specific. Data's a service provider what we save. Graph is a domain specific associate data about physical places. And that's all the data that we have so our goal is to have on every single place in the world and every attribute about the place and we're we're very far from that goal today. So there's there's roughly the same number of places people worldwide and there's probably like ten thousand relevant attributes about a place. If you think of your home you might be the number bathrooms. Or what the soils made out of her what. The roof is made out of her. The last time that the sale price of the home are all these different attributes. You might search for right. So there's just lots and lots of attributes about a place and there's lots of different places in the world.

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DaaS: A Conversation With Auren Hoffman

Software Engineering Daily

01:24 min | 3 months ago

DaaS: A Conversation With Auren Hoffman

"Or welcome back side. It'd be back your how many years into running a data as a service business law over four. Okay i've talked to a lot of infrastructures and service. Companies software as service companies platform as a service companies. Only one data as a service company. And it's more than four years into your company. Why are you the only date as service company. Well there are other datas service companies right so there. There are plenty of dass companies but of the successful companies in the world. If you think like sas versus dass probably five hundred to one maybe even a thousand to one. So there's just way more sass unicorns than there are dass unicorns. Why are you the only non domain specific. Data's a service provider what we save. Graph is a domain specific associate data about physical places. And that's all the data that we have so our goal is to have on every single place in the world and every attribute about the place and we're we're very far from that goal today. So there's there's roughly the same number of places people worldwide and there's probably like ten thousand relevant attributes about a place. If you think of your home you might be the number bathrooms. Or what the soils made out of her what. The roof is made out of her. The last time that the sale price of the home are all these different attributes. You might search for right. So there's just lots and lots of attributes about a place and there's lots of different places in the world.

"hoffman" Discussed on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen

Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen

01:43 min | 3 months ago

"hoffman" Discussed on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen

"Our question is for you. We wanna know. Can you spill anything about your character that you'll be playing on the marvelous mrs mazel coming and we also have to know who was the biggest yanta on the set who was the biggest genta onside of maizels. Well the character. I'm playing is actually very similar to mama. Sita that i played in feud she's german. She's jewish and i'm not that good an actress so they're pretty much. The same that's hilar- was the biggest santa on the set Tony shillue of course. Thank you. Virtual vans horrendous samantha. Effluence how you became. So close with steve gold. Gold is kind of part of our friend group at. I met him through. Greg calleja greg every single time. Pdo jackie hoffman. Will lorraine ever make a return to the other two loved you on that show was that mine characters namely i hope so damn i love. That show was so funny. Laurie be emailed dorinda. Did you at all anticipate that had their thompson. Leo would butt heads prior to their trip to the hampton. I didn't see that one. I didn't see that one coming. I'm going to be it. Was she was going to act as connective tissue because their play such a big role. Yeah and the whole hip hop world and stuff. So i didn't see that one coming. And i actually think at some point. They could be very good friends all right well during the even before you slapped on the spandex for aerobics bex. You've always been a doer. Who's moving and shaking. So it's time for our you berkshire by announcer. Paul.

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Dating Coach, Damona Hoffman, on Online Dating & Finding Love

With Whit

02:38 min | 4 months ago

Dating Coach, Damona Hoffman, on Online Dating & Finding Love

"Online dating provides you an opportunity to access a wide pool of dating of daters and to screen through people. Before you get to the date. Now of course with that comes a bunch of challenges. Which i'm sure your your listeners have written about but the us with more with more opportunity comes more difficulty with making all the decisions and falling through all the steps that you need to to get to love so totally titled that if it's so like in going through this whole experience and being in this industry for so long. What is the best dating advice. You feel like you ever received you pass along or what do you feel. Even if you didn't receive it. Something that you feel is is the best dating advice that you have. The best dating advice is really to be authentic. I think what we say is the worst dating advice that i received. Was you know you have to dress a certain way. You have to look a certain way to be attractive. And i really fell into that line of thinking of you know. The standard of beauty is one way. And and you know all admit like i spent a lot of years feeling unattractive feeling rushed rated like going out to bars and like all. My friends are getting for their numbers. And i'm like what's going on and now lies when i started online dating. There were a lot of men that were interested in me that were suitable partners from me but they weren't necessarily the same guys that i would be meeting in bar so people like to say. Oh i don't want. I don't want only dating to be my story. I don't i don't like online dating. And they like to cut out in one entire method of meeting people. But it's like. I didn't stop going to bars and parties because i had met my match there and saying like oh i hate mars parties because There are there are no guys who like me i will. Yeah and in my dating dating pool. I think it's important to realize that the world is a large place and there's so many interesting wonderful people that don't happen to be in our backyard. That aren't at our corner bar aren't at the place aren't at the places we go to all the time where we're exposed to meeting new people and so the obviously we live in a time where we have modern technology and we should use it to our advantage in order to meet the person that is like the. I wouldn't say perfect for us. Because i do think that we do have a lot of soul mates out. There agree

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Stroman 1-Hit Ball for 8 Innings, Smith Slam, Mets Beat Reds

AP News Radio

00:44 sec | 4 months ago

Stroman 1-Hit Ball for 8 Innings, Smith Slam, Mets Beat Reds

"Marcus Stroman was terrific in the Mets seven nothing win over the Reds allowing just one hit and one walk while striking out seven over eight innings Stroman gave the bullpen a break after New York starters had worked just five innings over the previous three games any time I could come in and be a huge sense of relief and go deep into games and kind of give up okay and kind of a little bit time to relax especially going into the off day I think that's awesome and I think we'll see those guys we allow fresh from Friday Dominic Smith highlighted the offense with a grand slam following three straight singles by the Mets to begin the third Lewinski or may hit his first home run of the season a two run blast Jonathan V. are also went deep for the Mets who handed the Reds their fifth loss in six games Jeff Hoffman took the loss allowing five runs over four innings I'm Dave Ferrie

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NASA's 'Hedgehog' Robots Hop, Tumble in Microgravity

Innovation Now

01:20 min | 5 months ago

NASA's 'Hedgehog' Robots Hop, Tumble in Microgravity

"Comets asteroids and hedgehogs these spiky little robots are perfect. Fit for low gravity exploration. This is innovation now exploring comets. Asteroids and small moons can be a difficult task. So what kind of design could be used for exploration a joint team. From nasr's jet propulsion laboratory stanford university and mit believe that hedgehogs are the answer. Let's hear more from. Ben hoffman a graduate student at stanford university working on the project. We've done a lot of modeling with various different types of analytical numerical models. And we've learned a lot the hop angle is more a function of the shape of the rover. So with this type of impulsive. Breaking cubic shape provides a nice forty five degree hop on average. The team is experimenting with fly. Wheels and friction belts to create the momentum that allow the hedgehogs to hop or spin across the surface. We took this prototype down to houston and flew on the vomit comet for two hundred. And if you guys aren't familiar with that it provides about twenty second windows a relative weightlessness. So in each of these twenty seconds we were able to test maneuver so far. The prototypes funded through. Nasr's innovative advanced concepts program are just what the engineers order

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Arizona State Rep. Jake Hoffman Says We Need People to Wake up in 2022

The Dan Bongino Show

01:53 min | 5 months ago

Arizona State Rep. Jake Hoffman Says We Need People to Wake up in 2022

"A state income tax. The state has 4% unemployment. Everybody and their mother and their cousin Joey are moving down here. The place is flourishing. You can't even buy a darn house down here. You put a house on the market seven seconds later into house sells for twice the asking, All right. I'm obviously exaggerating a little bit. You can't find a car anywhere in South Florida because he caught me so hot. Everything sold out the place is booming. We Don't have a state income tax. How is it in a state like Arizona? These guys are getting away with this. How? How do they constantly get voted back into office, pushing this crap that they're entitled somehow to Arizona in state money. Look, we need more people to wake up. I mean, that's something you talk about all the time is we've got to wake our neighbors up. We've got to get people off the couch and into the game, And that's something that we need here. I think, Look, they're going to have a heck of a time. Come 2022. Because they have taken over these last two weeks. They've taken a ton of heat from the grassroots and everyday people, Independence Republicans, even the blue Dog Democrat. If you know the few that still exists, they've been taking a beating from those people. Now I have heard justice more. Morning within the last hour and a half that there is a rumor that there's a deal. And so that means that this week is going to be when the rubber meets the road with regards to the this historic tax cuts that we have the opportunity to do. We're gonna find out Do me a favor Guns. Do me a favor. We're talking to state wrap Jake Hoffman from the great State of Arizona. I need a favor. You need to keep me updated on this rumor because if we can't in places like Arizona Arizona. If we can't get Republicans to coalesce behind economic freedom, sound budgeting, economic prosperity and tax cuts, then this I'm sorry, but the movement is going to fall apart. We're not conserving anything. I'm really sorry, Jake. I got to run. I

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Arizona State Rep. Jake Hoffman on the Political Gaming Against a Flat Tax

The Dan Bongino Show

01:59 min | 5 months ago

Arizona State Rep. Jake Hoffman on the Political Gaming Against a Flat Tax

"Can we say that, too? I'm not sure the list of things we can't say maybe growing long, but I like that. I just did again. Producer Jim Jake. I like that about your an actual conservative. So this morning, I'm in the you know the home gym doing the little workout thing. It's Monday morning, getting ready for the show. I read this story in The Wall Street Journal. You are a state rep in Arizona and it's you know, still kind of a red state. We would think, right And I read this story about how some republicans Yeah, well, yeah, I used to go in a little blue, which I don't like how some State House Republicans in state senators in Arizona are getting in the way of a bill sponsored by, uh, you all in the statehouse. Implement a flat tax in Arizona to make them a little bit more competitive. Is that true? Or the Republicans getting in the way this because if it is, I'd be really ticked off. And it is true and it's you know, just like Americans. Arizonans are furious about the political games in D. C. This is the exact same situation we're experiencing, and it needs to serve as a wake up call for all Americans that our state legislatures, they matter. Here's the bottom line. Arizona is sitting on record revenues despite coming off the heels of Covid. Now having a multi billion dollar surplus isn't something to celebrate. It means we're overtaxing our citizens. Give them their money back. It's their money. It's not the government's and you know, you figure on the heels on the heels of covid, right? I mean, this is the worst economic disruption or one of the worst in the last 120 years. People are hurting. We've still got nearly 8% unemployment, small businesses got crushed real wage growth under the Biden administrations abhorrent policies. It's stagnant and I could go on man. But it's our job as America. First Republicans, you know, that's one of the biggest things that President Trump did other than his judicial nominations was reshaped the Republican mindset. We're the party of the people were the America first. Party, and so we have to put the people we represent first and give them their darn money back. It's exactly

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"hoffman" Discussed on Boomer & Gio

Boomer & Gio

08:09 min | 6 months ago

"hoffman" Discussed on Boomer & Gio

"A couple of weeks ago. We were talking about actor. Rick hoffman. Who was tweeting us about the knicks. He is of suits fame. The bernie mac show the hostile movies and he's got like a quarter of a million twitter followers and his tag knicks conversation. I said that's crazy. And then rick sent me a very very nice message on twitter. And he's a big fan of the radio station big fan of the show and we appreciate him and he called in this morning. I'm sure he wants to gloat a little bit about his knick's and he's also up in canada boomer and i know that you are like super into canadian. Ovid vaccination rates just opened a damn border unless you can give you some insight on that. Hey rick what's happened in man our you what's up jay. Hey boom how you doing great to talk to your wreck. Manual happy about last night's performance. Obviously the here thing. I mean I haven't been able to really hang out of new york for so long and to see that garden. I missed that building so much man. I it's like hi. I'm sure that place shook it's it's just Well let me tell you how wonderful it is up here in canada right now. Okay when i say terrible the deal you geo you got what you got vaccinated at took you. How many weeks to get the second shot Three weeks okay. Let's blow guess how long it's gonna take me. I just got the first shot on saturday. What's my second dose date. I'm going to say september. That's already over the whole stop. Sorry about that. But that's the point. I don't understand something. There's thirty eight million people that live up there. What do you do you live there now. Full year full round. Are you just up there shooting a shell. I got a maniac little son. Who's six years old. He's canadian you know my life. Clearly you know and by the way thanks for famous new zealand. Nobody really knows what the hell suits is really domestically. But the thing is is that I'm up here now. Permanent resident i you know if there was no pandemic have you back and forth and new york. My mother brother lives in new york and up here. The rollout so terrible. I you know. It's i don't want to take you know. Paul out anybody but it. It's canada and i'm surprised because these guys are usually top of thing and it's the slowest rollout anybody's ever seen i mean it's not a third world country for god's sake it's got major cities. Why can't they get the rollout going. Well that's why. I'm calling today. Because i'm running for prime minister got my. That's for sure you know what we really care about is how was it. Wa- working with meghan markle. I don't think you remember this. And i keep on this show when i was on with you and craig like two thousand twelve. I kept saying you got. Listen to my pal. Mega will come on with me. You know and you guys at the time and nobody knew suits at all Nobody making it all But she was right there in new york with me. Ready to come on the job because she's gorgeous she's smart you know She was look boomer. Net made of yours. She you know it's their teammate. And you got their back and You know she's been through quite a bit and it's been really tough on her. So let me ask you this question. I mean did you get invited to the wedding boomer. Wow how was that. I was there with What's his name prince. Charles all guys. Yep had a great time. You know what i mean. We were all hanging around the hanging around still such a new yorker yourself was there i was in with what's his name prince charles and all those guys had boomer. Have you ever boomer. Have you ever had to wear a morning coat. I've never had to wear morning code now. We've had to wear morning coats. I look and then and then they caught me. Because i didn't hear this didn't look at the royal wedding my name. I couldn't believe it. I was scared out of my mind because someone said rick. You're trending on twitter am like why would me because goofy moron trending on twitter and it just so happens in the church when you know the weddings going on the air is so still and someone off to the right of me. Had the breath of like the dragon. From jamie thrones and it was so so disgusting. I couldn't keep my face like it was just getting in here. That breath disgusting. And i got caught on the frickin. Tamra making a face like you. Please get this monster out of my like i. It made me. It looked like i was growing up and looking at it. Now play that kind of evil character. You know what i'm saying. It almost fit perfectly. Well that's that's a shame boomer because and you didn't obviously see the rest of the series. But he turned out to be a walking heart. He was sweetheart he ends up. And that's that's the biggest you know able. I'm going to be a really sweet guy if anybody knows the show into space which they probably don't but the thing is is that the wedding. It was a blast. We cast wasn't invited to the knife party. So i would dance party for our cast and their kids and we were right there in this very you know very snooty british castle and we're all having dance was pretty pretty funny so you have an intimate knowledge. I could ask you to break any a different things but if you know. Are you surprised at all this. The way that it broke in the fact that they moved back here to california Look meghan meghan. Got what she wanted. Xiaojie she wanted. She's happy she's gotta prince. She's got the life of a of a princess and i couldn't be happier for and You know people things happen through when you get on a you know a decent successful show go certain ways you know meghan became a princess and i became a lumber jacked up here in canada so just one more time on this detail so you were trying to pitch meghan markle to you craig boomer in al and they said no back in the day no no not at all because i was i was in the booth in the back waiting without Eddie wouldn't remember me. I was just so hyped so psyched to be on the show and you know i got my five minutes to come on. Whatever boomers couldn't be nicer crappy was was couldn't be nicer just in between the commercial. I said hey my pal meghan is here and we wanted to come and say hi. She knew how much i love. Boomer and carton at the time and boomer look through me. Like i was like known back then by you know. Listen things happen. What can i tell you wreck we love you. I follow you on twitter. I know you're huge nick ban. I know you've been obviously been one of our guests. But i mean like i can't hold that against me on an boomer. I don't hold anything again. Heather other when you tweeted me and said it's not for the faint of heart. Yes i took. I took your advice last. I was gonna it off at that and bloomer. You know boomer chesterman up and i. I watched it with what happened. So what do you think. Now here we got we got to go down to atlanta. Now what are you what are you what are you doing. I think you're by the way. Do you know. I agree with you the other day about one. The other thing you said but we said nixon says out of his mind. It's still on the table man. It's still on the table. i think. Probably i say. Nick nick and seven i think they take one atlanta. While they're going to have to tell you it'd be nice if they could take game three but honestly they can't lose both games down there and look as well as nick vans. i think we all have something in common. It's always hard. It's hard to win. It was hard when patrick was here. It wasn't hard. So much when willis and butcher in clyde where leading the team but they had to go against some great teams back then sure. But it's always tough for us knick fans and that's.

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An Alternative to Strategic Planning with Lindsay Hoffman

Nonprofits Are Messy: Lessons in Leadership | Fundraising | Board Development | Communications

02:15 min | 7 months ago

An Alternative to Strategic Planning with Lindsay Hoffman

"Lindsay hoffman. this is fun. Thanks for joining me. Letter john thanks for having me so Lindsay and i have worked together for a number of years and So this conversation is going to feel like the two of us having a cup of coffee together even though i'm in new jersey and she's in northern westchester. I'm okay so i this up for you lindsay. It's not strategic planning. It's strategic vision inning. Did you just just branding it differently. Or is it really different. Is there a simple distinction. That helps people understand what this is about. So here is the simplest way. I have learned to describe the difference between these two. So whenever you're sitting down for any kind of planning there's some expectation of change so something will be different as a result of your planning whether it's a dramatic change or a slight readjustment. Or maybe even just you know you expect to be more confident as a result of crystallizing all the ideas that have been floating around in your head your head and so joan. I'm going to borrow some of your vocabulary here. This this is a process of taking your organization from a to b. Right and so. Here's here's my simple distinction. Between strategic visiting or strategic planning and strategic visiting strategic planning is when you know exactly what be is an everyone is aligned about what the is and what you need to do is figure out how to get to be in so strategic planning process of like okay. How do we pull this off. What are the different strategy pass. We might take. Let's research all of the constraints that were facing. Let's take a look at what resources we have available. Let's evaluate the landscape. Flits investigate others in the field Know come to decisions about does most efficient most excellent path forward

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A Stroll Through Racing History: Louis Quatorze

The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast

01:40 min | 7 months ago

A Stroll Through Racing History: Louis Quatorze

"He was a handsome bay. Grandson of northern dancer often described this regal and majestic it was appropriate. Given that he was named for a former king of france and twenty five years ago this weekend he won the one hundred twenty first running of the preakness stakes his name. Was louis tours. Fold on march thirteen. Nineteen ninety-three in kentucky. Lewis tours was offered by breeder. Georgia hoffman at the one thousand nine hundred ninety four keeneland july yearling sale but was bought back for two hundred twenty five thousand dollars off eventually sold an interest in the son of sovereign dancer to william cornacchia. And tell us contract with future hall of famer. Nick zito chosen the colts trainer. Bloomington doors whose name refers to the architecture stylings of the reign of king. Louis the fourteenth of france showed promise as a juvenile he robbed by five lengths and breaking his maiden at saratoga and he finished runner-up and both the hopeful stakes saratoga and the futurity at belmont park both of which were great one races early in his three-year-old campaign. Lacouture tour's want a pair of allowance races. At gulfstream park he was fourth in the florida derby unbridled song and runner-up beaten six skip away in the blue grass stakes at keeneland and a difficult journey the kentucky derby would relegate him to a sixteenth place. Finish some twenty two lakes behind winner. Grindstone still zito saw an opportunity in the preakness stakes with the colts. Blood work xrays following the derby reveals. No issues at the fact that neither grindstone nor beaten derby favourite song would be going to the preakness and z. Tow began believing that his horse would not only have an opportunity but also a legitimate shot at winning the second leg of the triple crown

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Arizona's Tom Horne Seeks Return as State Schools Chief

Russell & Hunter

00:34 sec | 7 months ago

Arizona's Tom Horne Seeks Return as State Schools Chief

"Remember the name Tom Horn? Will. He's officially launched his political comeback or his attempt to and he wants his old job back. Former Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne wants to be superintendent of public instruction. He jumped into the race for schools chief yesterday or in previously held the office from 2003 to 2011. He launched his campaign on a platform of returning to English. Mission over bilingual education and banning lessons on critical race theory and ethnic studies. Current Superintendent of Public Instruction Democrat Cathy Hoffman announced last month she seeking re election. Greg

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Looking Back at Rain Man

Bald Movies

02:03 min | 7 months ago

Looking Back at Rain Man

"Today. We're talking about one thousand nine hundred rainman. Who a correct me. If i'm wrong. Jim this is like the top grossing film of the year and also did quite welford self in oscars nominated for eight one three and it made like a billion times is budget not bad. Not bad Is directed by barry levinson which you might recognize from his work on the natural. Good morning vietnam wag. The dog and sleepers is written by barry morrow and ronald bass. Maybe ronald bass. I didn't look that up. Shoot just realized which we'll talk about. We'll talk a little bit. More about barry morrow when we start talking about the impact of the of the film had on this subject matter Stars of course. Dustin hoffman as raymond ray babbitt and it stars. Tom cruise is his brother. Charlie and also val area go lino. Who i'd only known as the hot funny girl from hotshots and hotshots part do as a remember her from them. She's actually. she's playing italian in this movie. So gotcha and i wondered if like what happened to her because she was in these big movies in the eighties and i looked through her Like imdb and some does just one thing after another match kept trying to work on both sides of the pond and one contract would interfere with another contract and then that would fall through and that was delayed and she liked it. Seemed like ten years relied. Click by and so. It's a shame in a lot of big movies like the. I'm not saying this was a big movie. But she went to rainman right after big top pee wee which you know not the best. But she's in like you said she was in leaving las vegas. She was in escape from la. She was leaving las vegas. Apparently playing someone named terry jesus. We just saw that movie. And i did not. I didn't did not really must've been a minor role

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O'Reilly's Hat Trick Leads Blues Past Avalanche 5-3

AP News Radio

00:43 sec | 7 months ago

O'Reilly's Hat Trick Leads Blues Past Avalanche 5-3

"Ryan Reilly had a hat trick as the blues beat the avalanche for the first time in six meetings this season five three all right we found the empty net for his third goal of the game and twentieth of the season with one thirty five remaining it was his second hat trick of the season and third of his career just a side note we only looked every shift you know just get lost in the game just be relentless and you could just feel terrible I just kept going Adam and then you'll get a good bounce on the first goal and gonna start this today to get to get going Mike Hoffman and Ivan barbershop also scored for St Louis and Jordan Bennington had twenty eight saves as the blues snapped a three game skid David mackinnon scored a pair of goals for the ABS who ended a five game winning streak at loss for just the second time in regulation since March eighth I'm Dave very

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‘Godzilla’ Shark Discovered in New Mexico Gets Formal Name

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:35 sec | 8 months ago

‘Godzilla’ Shark Discovered in New Mexico Gets Formal Name

"Species found in New Mexico has gotten a formal name. They were 300 million year old shark's teeth but less spear like and shorter than others. The teeth found east of Albuquerque, and 2013 indicated that this species at almost seven ft, long grasped and crushed prey rather than piercing it. The formal name is Drake. Oh, Priestess, Hoffman NorAm, but some might like the name. It was first given Godzilla shark because of its dragon like jaw line and more than two FT. Long fin spines.

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Avalanche Use 3 Goals in Second Period to Beat Blues 4-3

AP News Radio

00:30 sec | 8 months ago

Avalanche Use 3 Goals in Second Period to Beat Blues 4-3

"David do you think makes his first start in net for the avalanche that's being acquired in a trade on Saturday and he leads Colorado to a four to three win over the blues in St Louis Colorado's number one netminder Philipp Grubauer is in the NHL's cope with nineteen protocol after testing positive for the virus on Wednesday the avalanche getting goals from Pierre Edward bell mark TT copper Bickel written and printed side Mike Hoffman scores twice for the blues Jordan Bennington would take the loss in debt the west division leaders about one four straight and nine of ten I'm Mike Greaves

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'White Lives Matter' Rallies Flop as Hardly Anyone Shows Up

Seattle Kitchen

00:40 sec | 8 months ago

'White Lives Matter' Rallies Flop as Hardly Anyone Shows Up

"After a serious of so called white lives matter. Events were announced on the Messaging service Telegram to take place today. Counter protests were planned across the country here in Seattle Group called the Stand Up against White Supremacy Coalition held a rally in Westlake Park. Counter protest organizer Steve Hoffman says no one showed up for the White lives matter event but that the counter van had about 100 people in attendance in our message out, showing that the vast majority of working people in the city did not approve of the white bias matter, Rallies message we stand together and not be intimidated. NBC News reports that hardly anyone showed up at any of the planned white lives matter rallies or across the

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MacKinnon has 2 goals, Avalanche beat Blues, 3-2

AP News Radio

00:42 sec | 8 months ago

MacKinnon has 2 goals, Avalanche beat Blues, 3-2

"Nathan Nathan mackinnon mackinnon scored scored twice twice as as the the avalanche avalanche knocked knocked off off the the blues blues three three to to two two when when a a couple couple particles particles which which are are huge huge you you know know in in in in games games fast fast if if you you have have a a slow slow start start our our you you know know our our party party wasn't wasn't there there you you know know we we might might you you know know might might be be down down after after the the first first but but we we held held the the lead lead throughout throughout the the game game which which is is important important your your show show Hanson Hanson had had twenty twenty five five saves saves for for his his first first win win for for Colorado Colorado in in his his second second start start since since coming coming over over from from buffalo buffalo in in a a trade trade on on March March twentieth twentieth Gabriel Gabriel Landeskog Landeskog assisted assisted on on both both mechanic mechanic goals goals for for the the avalanche avalanche who who have have gone gone eleven eleven oh oh one one two two in in their their last last thirteen thirteen games games to to take take over over first first place place in in the the west west division division the the blues blues have have dropped dropped five five in in a a row row Mike Mike Hoffman Hoffman and and David David Perron Perron scored scored for for Saint Saint Louis Louis and and Jordan Jordan Bennington's Bennington's and and Jordan Jordan Bennington Bennington stopped stopped thirty thirty six six shots shots I'm I'm Dave Dave very very

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"hoffman" Discussed on Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman

Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman

02:21 min | 2 years ago

"hoffman" Discussed on Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman

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"hoffman" Discussed on Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman

Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman

02:21 min | 2 years ago

"hoffman" Discussed on Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman

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"hoffman" Discussed on Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman

Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman

12:51 min | 2 years ago

"hoffman" Discussed on Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman

"My name's to track of Lordy. I run a company called Mimika and we're building a I learned to automate repetitive computer work. My question is as an early stage company. That has a top top of the funnel problem hiring diverse talent. What can we be doing to source more. Women and minorities a very important portent question to in this is a problem to address early in the company's life cycle and the reason is is when you bring in diverse talent then they help you bring in additional diverse talent they helped create a work culture a workplace a set of practices and a set of ways that people talk to each other that are already embodies inclusivity and diversity so starting early really matters now in terms of what can you do source companies techniques for sourcing talent is actually part of how they actually in fact act succeed uniquely like each company develops its own patterns for here's how we differentiate. These are the universities the the networks we reach out to these are the companies we go talk to. This is our pitch about what our mission is about why we will work as a company why this is that learns to automate repetitive computer work will actually in fact grow and scale. This is the kind of thing that's very valuable so what you need dad you. Recruiting strategy is diversity recruiting strategy and some of that is okay. We're going to be searching linked in and we're GONNA make sure that we are looking for the right diverse talent. We're GONNA make sure that we're looking at the list and the people that we might encounter. were making sure that diverse candidates earn the list when we're going nor networks and asking them for who are the great people to join an early company we make sure also ask the question who are the great people who have diverse backgrounds so you should be thinking about the diversity and inclusion from the very beginning because then that's helped set the foundation for your company and then sets that when you scale you scale the company that you want to scale the company that you want to be so read these next two questions are both about speed but they're very subtle anyone who listens to masters of scale who knows if you are a champion of fast growth or blitz scaling as you call it and yet you'll probably agree that there are exceptions to that rule depending on where the company is based in what industry they're in the do questions that you're going to hear next might both those exceptions there reminders that business doesn't happen in a bubble you have to consider sitter your unique circumstances and in the case of these entrepreneurs we're going to hear from the challenges of operating outside America. My name is Dominic Eggert founder on earth better by less we help our members to get rid of single use plastics in their bathrooms and improved their ecological footprint. We're in a very early stage. We we worked with the F. in the last couple of weeks on the idea and now we're preparing for seed funding. My question is if you scale pretty fast. Then you're so busy making sure the business doesn't a collapse and that you can manage all this growth that sometimes you're. I'm not able to test and improve the product and learn from what you're doing wrong with my former business it became harder to test and improve the largely got you have a lot of business and if you're up and you're managing a business and five languages which is always a challenge in Europe then you're just a lot MM slower iterating so my question is how should I balanced growth and improving my product dominic. Here's the thing to think about from top hop. which is it's the first scale that matters within the blitz scaling universe so for your situation with better by less? The very first question is what is competition look like if you have competition near at your heels where you actually in fact aren't a contest for who gets the market. I who establishes Dabble shes the brand who establishes the channel who establishes the partner relationships then. You may go all right. I will iterative on what the product market fit is as I'm going there but if you feel you don't have current competition and you also don't have competition that might emerge very quickly and suddenly be blitz scaling against you then taking the time you know with still an eye to speed but taking the time and ordered to do product market fit to think about kind of like okay. What are the ways that we need to improve the product? What are the things that we're gonNA lock in such that when we're doing scale we don't have as many product innovations and the challenge of doing that while we're also scaling our supply chain scaling our marketing scaling our channels for distribution seven and so the right balance a great question. The thing always remember is that it's relative speed as you say when you're you're kind of managing this challenge challenge in Europe which is five languages multiple countries multiple logistic systems. That's actually one of the things that Europe has general challenge getting the scale and that's a challenge but your key thing is your speed relative your competitors. It isn't speed for its own sake. It speed to accomplish being the first to scale so good luck. I loved what you just said there. Read you don't want speed for its own. Sake speed isn't an accomplishment on its own speed need is a method. It's a tool you want speed that accomplishes something else that enables you in this case to be first to scale. There's a lot of nuance wants in that point and it often gets lost when entrepreneurs just focus on moving fast that plays out in a different way in this next question our second question about speed read. My name is Emile. I am the CEO of Novalic and we are diagnosing Alzheimer's radically early using the way you speak doc. Producing language is a very complicated task for the brain to do and ask the brain changes when it gets affected by disease. This affects your language in ways that we can actually she learned so it's been known in the literature of for a long time that there's changes in language in Alzheimer's disease and what we're doing is bringing modern computational computational techniques to learn those micro changes very early on in speech there are potential regulatory questions looking to get approved South Wasim medical device down the line and that's an area where the guidelines of being drafted right now by the FDA speaking speaking so as a digital biotechnology company the medical products that we're building our software this makes them rapidly really scalable but the industry that we are operating in in healthcare and Pharma inherently slow moving and heavily regulated so how do we best scale up hyper fast given the constraints of the industry balancing innovation and being contributing versus abiding by the the existing rules a meal a particularly interesting question given of course a podcasting medium of course wonder how you diagnose me based on on all of the masters of scale podcasts as always with put scaling the key question is how fast are you going to need to move moving faster than slower is always valuable has compounding growth gets more customers increases revenue. That's always a useful thing but in terms of blitz let's scaling in terms of moving hyper fast that depends a lot on competition that depends a lot on what do you need in order to get to critical mass and heavily regulated industries like the medical industry tend to be things where you should be more cautious about your speed lead. You still need speed relative competition but these are things that you need to evaluate in a specific instance as you undoubtedly only heard one of our recent episodes was with an would Gysky of twenty three and me the idea is sometimes you need to embrace the gatekeepers AAC keepers because that's what allows you to reach scale and a lot of it depends on your specific gatekeepers at depends on what the competition petition looks like it depends on which variables are the ones that you could tune up some and all of those things are specific to your specific case but I look forward board to seeing your product and I look forward to other medical products as well by which we take the digital world and we make healthcare so much better it will be back in a moment afterward from our sponsor. Aws We're back DOC WITH AWS startups. Helping startups series. We're talking with John. Stocks of greenhouse who software helps companies recruit great hires greenhouse started a New York expanded to San Francisco and watch the gap between the offices grow with a lot of folks in San Francisco her saying Jeez. Do I have to move to New York to get promoted the gap between offices. John was intent on closing it. After all greenhouse wins awards for being a great place to work and also their whole business centers on hiring yeah and retaining great talent are people practices like how we hire how we retain how we've managed folks is everything so John went looking for ways to get their offices on on equal footing. There were big things like cross country career paths and small things like a plague of bad video calls. John and his team started solving one by one and they're still solving. We're starting to realize wait if we don't intentionally get ahead of that and figure out. How do we specifically treat these offices the same make sure they have good experiences. WE'RE GONNA get into trouble. How does greenhouse go from a happy scrappy New York team all based in one room to a happy equitable team based all over the map. John would love to know what you we know send John. You're global scaling solutions at masters of scale dot com slash. Aws It's all part of the AWS STARTUPS HELPING STARTUPS SERIES AWS WS dream bigger build faster help John Salvage Challenge fast at masters of scaled dot com slash aws this next question is a great example of how entrepreneurs often have to tackle very very new problems so I mean a startups purposes to invent right but that can mean going into areas where there's no established rules and no ready made solutions for very difficult challenges listeners. I should warn you that are questions about to touch and some subject matter. That's a bit violent. So if you're sensitive you can jump ahead thirty seconds hi. I'M SASHA CO-FOUNDER OF UNITARY. We are developing novel. Ai To understand video for use in content moderation so we're pretty early stage. We've just appreciate round recently. My co-founder found facebook an image of somebody beheaded and flagged it moderator moderator. It was then still forty hours later in that time obviously so when people have to see that these moderators after watch harmful content all day the worst job in the world and we believe that no one should ever have to see this kind of content and problem is that current state of the art for ai in video is really behind a lot of video gets through the net so we are developing new techniques in this space so that moderators don't have much so read given that harmful content on social media is both a topical but also really sensitive issue. How can we gain trust quickly so that we can move fast in this space. Sasha Sasha obviously important question and I know you've probably already listened to our Daniel Eric how to build trust fast episode. The key you set of techniques for building trust fast are using bridges. Were the people already naturally trust that bridge so one one bridge is. Can you get someone that people already trust to endorse or to be the articulation of the value proposition..

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"hoffman" Discussed on Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman

Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman

04:50 min | 2 years ago

"hoffman" Discussed on Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman

"Is that like eliminates every app on the phone. The apps I use most often as Email so Microsoft outlook, the the the apple mail app because I'm constant communication with people. And then similarly kind of but boringly probably the two apps that I most often use Microsoft, one note and Evernote because it's constantly this threat of ideas. And this new update to an idea the new idea the update to the new idea and that lens of it. There's probably no other apps that I actually use as robustly as those. The book that most influenced you. You know? It's funny. The most ex- question is question always really bad at like, oh, the person most influenced me, well, there's these twenty people all influence in different ways. These twenty bucks all influenced me in different ways. Most influences challenging it's probably back to my freshman year in college. I guess what? I would say is this because it really opened my mind to how public intellectuals work is amusing ourselves to death by Neil postman. And there was public discourse in the age of the television. And it was as notion that here's a person who's not writing and academic book. But the writing thought book about this medium by which shapes how we evolve as humanity is a human society using these technologies part of it. And here is a way of thinking about it. And here's a way of thinking about kind of the medium is the message by which would shape the medium, and that would change the way that we operated human beings because I think probably reading that as a freshman at Stanford is alternately the thread that leads to all the work that I was doing with lengthen everything else because it's the how do you build and shape that medium in a way that shapes us becoming both individuals a society, our better selves. Love that less profoundly messy desk or clean dusk. Messy desk, but my system cleans up all the time. Open officer closed office open office. But I'm in meeting so often the doors closed is there, a single poem or passage from literature that you've memorize and if so would you share it? You'd think I would have prepared for this. Two. Hello. If I'm only for myself, what am I if I'm not for myself who will be for me if not now then when? Oh, I get this. Right. Oh, actually. Yeah. I. Hold on. Let me get my prop. I grid a sticker of it. I like this one so much we shall not cease from exploration. And the end of all of our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out. How far one can go. Perfect. I met a sticker of that one. 'cause was like, oh, I love this quote every he's a poet. So every word matters anyway again on a completely different level. One thing you have to have in your fridge at all times avocados the single greatest embarrassment of your career. Well, we probably talked about it, which is finding out the paperwork that I was no longer on the board of the company that I founded. And what about the single greatest achievement? I would say. I hope that is yet to come. But I would say that the making Lincoln into an enduring institution that goes far beyond my own life. And some of that is hiring Jeff in the executive team some of that's how you set up the whole company, but it's the fact that the company will continue to have this massive positive impact on the world far beyond the work of my own hands. Beautiful your funds ringtone if anything other than the standard, iphone rhumba. Always on silence. One meeting. You look forward to each month. There's actually multiple it ranges from Jeff Weiner, and I have dinner once a month to a friend of mine that we get together not regularly, but more or less kind of every monthly cadence to talk about interesting, intellectual ideas. Like, one of the ones that we've been talking about most recently is how we would rewrite Machiavelli the prince for modern Silicon Valley. So anyway, there's a range of them. But there's there's a number of of meetings..

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"hoffman" Discussed on Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman

Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman

04:20 min | 2 years ago

"hoffman" Discussed on Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman

"Just before the break redid realized after four years has Lincoln CEO that he was ready for his next door of duty. I look at my impact across the scale of humanity. And I wanna have multiple things that have had this. Evolution of human culture linked in as one of those linked in is how do we have every individual have an ability to take control of their own projector. If investing in themselves economically with their career path looks like and that is really important to be part of what my story is. And how I impact the world. But I also had other things that really matter to me a lot of things matter to read he wanted to continue investing and join gourds he wanted to study a and its potential for humanity. She wanted to play the role of public intellectual read me that the freedom to round out own story of. Here as Lincoln's co you have to be one hundred percent or one hundred fifty percent focused on the organization and so because I wanted Lincoln to succeed with this mission. But I also wanted to do these other things that was part of the reason why I realize was needed a co founder who is the CEO. So someone who also goes this is my life. This is my mission. Notice how read was looking for not just to see. Oh, but a co-founder I asked him what makes them on a co founder when they joined the company years after its founded, and it comes down to what makes them feel like a hero heart of the difference. I think between ABC's a co-founder is that a co-founder is trying to build an institution for the ages. I will failed if the mission that the company is in the world, isn't succeeding, even if all the metrics and the business and the equity went up and every like, we're celebrated in the business press. If we're not actually hitting our mission objectives than were failing a CEO thinks I'm a hero. If we hit our numbers a co-founder. Thanks hitting. My numbers isn't enough. Read was looking for a co founder, and he knew he couldn't just bring in COO to report to him. Like, no, no, I want someone who is going. I win as the hero people. Have this drive to be the hero of their own story. And so when you're composing team, but most especially when you're composing executives or CEO's. They also have to have the ability to play that hero narrative so read brought in Jeff Weiner as CEO they both knew the transition could be perilous organizations don't easily swap out their leaders. CO transitions are super difficult because they are brain transplants, and they have all the same potential downsides. Also upsides but of of a brain transplant. As with any kind of transplant. The new CEO runs the risk of being rejected. So read followed a very specific playbook to set Jeff up as the new hero of the business. Jeff learned about it on a phone call with read. I started I called him. And I said, how would you like to work? That's Jeff Weiner, by the way, where decisions would you like me to make what do you wanna make? And he said that's easy. It's your ball you run with it. You get the whole organization to adjust to Jeff being the CEO said it's really important when bringing somebody in from the outside to make sure that everyone understands that that person will be responsible for decisions. We took it a step further. Read recognize that people would still come back with muscle memory and go directly to read on decisions, and he calls from people saying Xs broken you need the solve it. He planned about six to eight weeks of time outside of the office over. The course my first ten weeks linked in. I was accepting. Any speaking engagement, the only time in my life. The weavers society of Canada asked me to speak. I would go speak to the Weaver society of Canada. I would get back. I would see is it solved or not people had to reestablish connective tissue with the new guy more than half the time. The person will get impatient..

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"hoffman" Discussed on Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman

Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman

04:11 min | 2 years ago

"hoffman" Discussed on Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman

"What gives people the most fabric in meaning enjoy and kind of presence in life is other people the theory of human nature is that we're social animals the while they're introverts and extroverts while there's some people who really liked being hermits act. In fact, the vast majority of human race finds themselves getting meaning and joy and satisfaction and pollution on the people. You're connected to. With this theory in mind, read set out to launch Lincoln in two thousand two he knew he would build a platform that leverages the connections between people to change lives for the better. And he was looking for a big idea and of all of the ways people might connect online work felt the most urgent. The thesis was cleared. A real identities are real networks will become the platform by which we greatly enhanced how we find opportunities and how we work in most nationally starts when people are thinking what job searching because when their job searching. They're motivated enough that they'll try something new. Read understood that for people to try something new they need strong motivation and that motivation often springs from the desire to emerge a hero in their own story. Job searching was one powerful source of that motivation. But while read was clear on Lincoln's role potential users found it a bit foggy people were literally like, I have no idea what you're talking about. People were also ambivalent about the idea of networking is this a service for people who intrinsically like that working because we all kind of know networking is important for our careers. But it's like flossy most of us really don't like doing it. And everyone seemed to think it was a great idea for someone else. We talked young people say, oh, yeah. That could be valuable service, but for experienced professionals, and you talk to experience professionals that could be a good service. But that would be for young people. Right. You talked to technologists and they say, yeah. That would be a good service for the traditional industries. To figure out new tech. But not for me, you talked to all industries and they'd say, oh, that'd be a good service. But that's for their new fangled. Tech industries not for us. It's not for us. One of the many polite rejection cards, you get handed when the world can't see how your idea would help them or anyone become a hero. Like every trooper Noor vit had to decide how to act on. The lukewarm responses to Lincoln should he fold his hand or play it? So we knew that we had a range of this kind of neutral the negative reactions. You said look do we have deep conviction that as we get through this? We will build an essentially valuable service to the vast majority of people and that as they see it and action their views will convert read had the conviction. He went all in to build the service where everyone could share their professional details and build their professional networks. But how would he get his very first users? Now, you might be thinking wouldn't it be easy for Reed Hoffman to get users? He's a Stanford grad an angel investor. His pay pal cohort alone was reshaping Silicon Valley. Couldn't he just call his friends. I asked read how he got Lincoln's first users did you reach out to a number of superconductors in your network to participate, and how did you persuade them? So we did that mostly me because I was personally most new other super connectors. But that turned out to not be as. Read side as he considered just how to express the fact that his friends weren't all that helpful one of the people who is most useful to us was another guest of masters scale. Joe ITO Joey ITO is now the director of the MIT media lab. He's known among other things for his passion around radically open systems. Joey's mission was blogging. He wanted it to be an open world of everyone blogging and everyone sharing together. All of that information was available to anyone Lincoln wasn't quite open enough for Joey..

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"hoffman" Discussed on Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman

Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman

04:02 min | 2 years ago

"hoffman" Discussed on Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman

"That isn't bundled with your monopoly market service. Read also warned EBay about the dangers of crossing pay pal. Making sure that they understood that there would be a huge cost trying to shut us down making sure that pay pal customers were being very public and vocal about how much they love the service. Ultimately this customer. Love is what saved pay pal? Ebays customers overwhelming preference for pay pal made it diplomatically difficult for EBay to oust them, but how did pay actually win over EBay customers in this case? It didn't involve making anyone a hero. No, sometimes fortune favors the fast or hold trick to dominating that platform was to be faster than the EBay technology, the EBay technology determine the auction winner. And then sent an Email, and here's the crazy tiny detail that allowed pay pal to win. So you would frequently get a notification from paper eighty ninety percent of the time that you and won the auction before EBay had notified you that you had won the auction because oh you won the auction here you can pay with PayPal. So EBay customers us pay pal because pay pals emails arrived. I you just never know which small tactic will let you emerge the hero. As you mayo. Already know read story at pay pal ends well EBay buys pay pal for one point five billion dollars and read has what you might call freedom fund that will make it possible to launch his long delayed second startup, but the timing isn't great. This is fall two thousand and two when the deal closes, and the Silicon Valley intelligencia, everyone is concluded that the internet trend has played out like every other technological trend which had been semiconductors and enterprise software and networking equipment. Some winners then you move onto the next trend. Investors assume that the web was dead but read sought differently and what I realized was that the internet was just starting. It's going to transform how we live our lives. How we were how we buy stuff. All that was actually still in its infancy. Read now had a movie playing in his head, and that movie the biggest wins of the internet age were still ahead. Some of them would come from social networks anchored in your real identity and read would be among the heroes who had helped create this new world. Now, he was considering which kind of hero. He wanted to be when I was interested in was playing out this new rebirth of the internet both as an investor and as an entrepreneur, and I didn't know it'd be a good investor or not I was like I'm doing some investing to see if that's what I understand. I'm doing some entrepreneurship to see. That's the thing. I would do. And so I wanted to kind of place a set of bets. So what was the I bet that read placed the first pure angel investment was friendster friendster. Of course reads. I investment was friendster if you were writing a movie about a character named Reid Hoffman. You had have his first angel investment. Be in friendster. Here's why friendster was the first. First of the modern social networks. It was everyone has a real identity. Everyone connects people whose names and pictures, they see a huge believer in real entity real relationships on as a platform for applications, but how you navigate your life. And so that made friendster very easy. It was easy for me to invest in friendster and not just because it had the potential of great returns read invested because friendster was building the kind of social network. Read believed in France success would make read a hero in his own story. And this is such an important lesson for anyone seeking investors. Don't just look for money. Look for people whose personal mission.

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"hoffman" Discussed on Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman

Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman

01:36 min | 2 years ago

"hoffman" Discussed on Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman

"The tools to scale company or idea will build the theory as read built his career when we left read he was pay pal chief, firefighter, and there were flames all around him, a heart. Topping ten million dollar month. Burn rate ten thousand customer support emails unanswered each week as a quick refresher pay pal was an independent payment system. But their users were all on EBay and EBay had purchased a different payment system, which of course, EBay preferred to use it didn't look good. It was pretty certain for years the pay pal as a separate entity was a big risk factor for them. And so they looked at pay Pao is like the wild wild west, no law and order. No sheriffs in town, these untrustworthy scruffy sorts of people. You have to understand EBay leaders saw themselves as the kinds of heroes who ran a tight ship. This pay pal pirates felt like a real threat to ebays idea of heroes them real first goal was just simply persuading them. There was Okay'd leave running. There was a full court press across the entire field to try to keep EBay on board with pay pal growing and thriving on the EBay marketplace. Read fed EBay constant stream of alternate storylines by which EBay could emerge hero with pay pals help. Hey, you should allow innovation. This is quintessential American. There's all these sellers and buyers across the country who really depend on this alternative payment service.

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"hoffman" Discussed on Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman

Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman

04:03 min | 2 years ago

"hoffman" Discussed on Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman

"That's a X IOS on Instagram the following Monday to see if your illustration was picked I'll be looking out for them. Previously on masters of scale. I'm about to change roles for this two part episode all answer the questions and my good friend June. Cohen will ask them. What did you learn about human motivation playing dungeons and dragons I did learn that people wanted to be the hero of their own story that that was a fundamental kind of human drive across almost everybody. We felt ready to launch his first startup social. The theory of human nature is that we're social animals what gives people the most fabric, and meaning and joy and kind of presence in life is other people when social net. Folded read already had the idea that would become Lincoln retook, his fledgling idea to Peter Thiel news like no you shouldn't start out of accompanying. Yeah. Really? I think I should know you should come. Join pay pal. What was the biggest fire you've put out at PayPal? And what was the biggest fire you let burn I had this whole all of them otherwise value pay pal zero like roadkill out of business. We'll read safe pay pal from its demise. Will he realize his vision of a more connected world? Find out now on masters of scale the Reid Hoffman story. Part two. When we last left read he was at pay pal and pay pal has become something of a legend in Silicon Valley partially because of its incredible cast of characters. Peter Thiel, Alon musk max love chin, Luke, no sick. And of course Reid Hoffman. Each of them would go on to define their own heroes path after pay pal? Cemented pay pals place in history. In fact, it brings to mind another legendary group the Beatles. Like the bugles the core team behind pay pal on the long bond feet on mocks. Yeah. There were five of us. You know, go on to transform the world. Okay. So maybe the pay pal team lacked the throngs of screaming groupies, but like the Fab Four they were crazy geniuses each of them hero on their own creative journey leading fans and commentators to later ask whose genius made the group what it was. Or was it the group that made them geniuses? And it just seemed so unlikely that they would have found each other at all. They also went through distinct phases. The idealism of their early days when they first band together. To the middle period where they combined all of their strengths to make something to world had never seen. And eventually the later period where the cracks started to show, our group of strong willed heroes had achieved all that could together and parted ways before stuff got too weird. During his heyday at pay pal? Read says this team of heroes were United toward a common goal. We're willing to be really bold who were willing to take risks. We didn't kind of like panic about our careers. If oh gosh this thing blows up and doesn't work. So you got a lot of people who had that level of similarity all willing to work together. Despite the fact that had enormous political differences what the mission of the company was, but while you may picture yourself on a boat on a river before long..

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"hoffman" Discussed on Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman

Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman

03:01 min | 3 years ago

"hoffman" Discussed on Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman

"To reads friendship and connection. We've always wanted to work together. That'd be fun. You're already coast the company because you've been on the boards. It was founded next the opportunity you have a chance to be part of rocket ship. But most importantly, Peter position pay not as a replacement for reads next startup that a stepping-stone. He understood that for re to be the hero in his own story. He'd alternately need to launch his own startup, but pay pal could get him closer. It was just a six month gig Peter said, but you know, what's really going to happen because we have no business model whatsoever. As we sell this company to somebody, and you could come and spend six to twelve months here. And then you go start your company, so it's a six to twelve month. Detour read was persuaded by this idea of six to twelve month, detour okay, that makes sense to me I'll do that. Because it's only putting off the next phase startup, and of course, pay pal self became this roller coaster was nearly three years of this really intensive how do we make this company work? So Peter clearly had a lot of arguments lined up for why you should join. Then he clearly knew very well. Was there one particular argument that made you say s it was probably two things it was working with Peter and max, and then also the fact that. The really difficult thing on consumer businesses to break out of the noise is to get some really interesting traction. There are just literally probably tens of thousands of consumer internet startups that fail every year that used never hear about. And so it was a combination of working with Peter and max and something that already found it a path to scale a break out of the noise. And there was like, oh, those two things together. This is the absolute right thing to do. Peter was more than just persuasive. He was right pal. Could and would play a pivotal role in reads life. It wasn't his destiny, but it wasn't enabler. And what I really want you to hear in the story is the strategy involved in recruiting the heroes. We'll join you in your epic journey of scale at first it might seem like a simple squishy idea. Just make people feel good shake cans kiss babies, but making heroes is actually a complex strategy. Peter was watching reads trajectory toward hero them and figuring out how to intercept him. How could he harness the power of reads momentum and use it to propel both read and pay pal forward. If you do this. You're like a NASA scientist calculating complex series of slingshot orbits across the solar system. A rocket can't possibly carry enough fuel to accelerate through space for years. So instead scientists have them pick up momentum by plotting path around planets. You'll do the same. But instead of circling celestial bodies, he'll gain speed by crossing paths with other people who have their own energy. If you can find common goals and aspirations with.

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"hoffman" Discussed on Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman

Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman

02:18 min | 3 years ago

"hoffman" Discussed on Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman

"Predictable timelines the film real in their heads will fly off the projector and catch fire. No matter. How talented a person is. If you cast them in the wrong movie, they won't be a convincing hero. It's fair to say that social net didn't work out read fell prey to one of the classic pitfalls of founders. He and his investors were watching very different movies about the company's journey to hear them. He and the board parted ways and read considered his next move went. Okay. I'm off the board. What should I do? Well, I've learned a lot. I've learned theories of human nature. I've learned how to start a company investors. I learned all that now until I should go start another consumer internet company, and that's probably where the the seeds of the lose something around Lincoln should happen. So in social net. Folded read already had the idea that would become Lincoln, but he doesn't pursue it. Yet. He starts bouncing the idea off of other smart people a strategy read is quick to recommend one of. I've also learned is to go talk to my network is as posted like standing a closed dark room and having the idea of genius occur to me going talking to your network is the most important thing for refining your ideas, seeing if it works getting good criticism. Like the advice. I always give as ask people. What's wrong with your idea? Retook his fledgling idea to Peter Thiel, a former Stanford classmate and co founder of pay pal? Peter didn't just sharpened reeds idea. He offered sharp left turn that was like, well, I think those starting a company it's gonna look like this. And what do you think is like no you shouldn't start to have a company yet? Really? I think I should know you should come. Join pay. Powell this to me is the most surprising turn in read story. Of course in hindsight. We all know that read made his name at pay pal. But at the time pay was not an obvious choice for read. It's not about the social network or online density any already had the idea for Lincoln. How unearth did Peter get the engine reads passion behind PayPal Peter.

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"hoffman" Discussed on Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman

Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman

03:18 min | 3 years ago

"hoffman" Discussed on Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman

"Subtitling effort with twenty thousand translators in one hundred twenty languages it became one of the hidden engines that drove Ted's international growth Howard by those twenty thousand heroes. Rehnquist's gave read his first paycheck. But he never set his sights on game development. He didn't want to be an entrepreneur either. In fact, has plans for the future at that time sounded even more outlandish than the fantasy world who is dreaming up knows planning on being the director of the CIA. Yes, you heard that. Right. Read wanted briefly to be the director of the CIA, but hear him out in my thirteen year old mind. There was obviously Tana suffering in the world. I was trying to figure out how one would solve that. How would you solve the world's problems by teaming up with his smartest friends in forming an alliance of superheroes. Of course. As well. If we all kind of formed a pack in each of us would go for different leadership position. You know, someone's going to be president someone's going to be this back, then CO VM, and if we all went to these different positions, then we could collaborate, and we could then make the world a better place by having high trust. And and being all these different leadership positions. We could impose a different structure. Youthful idealism. Yes. Of course. But what fascinates me about? This story is the way read was already thinking about his friends as different kinds of heroes. And how he could unite them toward a common goal notice to that re- didn't imagine himself as leader of this cabal his heroes role was the initiator and connector that's pretty amazing for a kid in junior. High an age when a pimple on your nose seems like the center of the universe. Thirteen year old read soon realized that becoming a super spy chief wasn't exactly for him. But he didn't give up on his belief in building networks of like minded people who could transform society. At this point in episode IV meal. I should mention that reads life provides enough fodder for at least ten different masters of scale episodes from his influences to his investments to startups to his impact work. We joked about it in our to marathon interview sessions, I have seven thousand follow up questions. Read again, eight thousand follow up questions, I won't have time for so many follow up questions. I'm leaving in our wake. Okay. Read so excited for part two of our thirty part interview with you. We've made this episode a two parter, but even so we have to skip over reads time at Stanford past his ear at Oxford and leave unexamined his early desire to be a philosophy. Professor. That's because I want us to zoom in on his return to Silicon Valley reads formal education was behind him and for the first and last time he was at an uncharacteristic loss in deciding what to do next. We'll be right back afterward from our sponsor.

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"hoffman" Discussed on Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman

Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman

04:08 min | 3 years ago

"hoffman" Discussed on Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman

"I'm like what the two of them hatched a plan for a real life quest to meet the creator of their favorite game. I was like, well I'd like to go there. And he's like, well, you know, I could bring you with me. Just please read Ziedonis his friends set off on an arduous half mile journey by foot across the suburban expanse of California's East Bay near Berkeley, they braved wide Sunday pulled streets marched past seemingly endless ranch style. Homes dodge the Volkswagen buses that rattled by. And finally made it to the unassuming layer of Rune quest creator. Steve perrin. It was set in a suburban house. The twelve year old read it held all the promise of a wizards palace atop mystical mountain. There was a little bit of a kind of classic kind of Berkeley Emeryville house, which is a little inset from the street, and it's called a long path through this kind of grass the entrance to the house. And therefore, the main office was up a staircase Redon, his friend mustard, their courage and ask to speak with Steve we started kind of trying to show our credentials by saying a, and we we played this one of your things, and we did this and we did this. And you know, obviously, the normal thing for adults with a twelve year old walking in as oh my God who let the twelve year old in. And they are I think decent folk they weren't like get out of our office. There were like, okay. And why are you here? Read in his friend grasped for the connection that would get them into Steve's office, the identified themselves as neighbors say, well, I'm your neighbor. And I brought my friend by because he really likes the stuff that you do we both really like it, and so forth read, I love the fact that you've referenced that you were in neighbor. It's like your first linked in introduction. Yes. Exactly. I'm connected to you. Yes. Just right next door. Of course, you'll take my invitational. Actually, I'm following the neighbor in the door. I'm not the neighbor. It takes me forty minutes to walk here. But my neighbor you allow him in the door, and I kinda come in the door with him the analogy gets better and better like any good adventurer read had come prepared. He wielded the secret weapon that would let him establish his mastery. I happen to have bought one of their new scenario packs, and I looked at it was at this is really incompetently done. It was like, well, this is just bad math. This. Character design is wrong. This would be more interesting. It had this twist, and I really marked it up. Classic red ink was bleeding. And so I brought it in to Steve Paran and said here, you just publish this. And there's a bunch wrong with it. I wanted to see it. You can totally imagine young feed marching up to Steve and thrusting that scenario pack into his hands at first Steve has the reaction you'd expect of any grownup confronted by a precocious kid who's I could see him rolling his eyes like a God kids wasting my time. And then he started we're looking at it went, oh, I got another thing you could look at would you like to look at it other thing, and I'm sure Steve Zahn opportunity to cast read in a bigger role. One that helped ruin quests and gave read a shot at hero them. So it gave me the next thing. He was working on which was an entire book of scenario backs and being an obsessive kid. I think I went home Thursday worked on Thursday night left school as fast I could on Friday worked on Friday worked on Saturday worked on Sunday in brought it back. I think Sunday afternoon just completely revised and said, oh here, and these all this is real work. And so gave me a check. And I bought the check home. And then my dad who had previously been worrying. Oh my God. I've lost my kid to this role. Playing game called was like, oh, maybe this isn't such a bad thing. After all to this day Rune quests list read as one of their contributors. You can see his name inside the cover of the latest edition released last year. What I love about this story is that reads obsession with Rune quests demonstrates. So clearly, the dilemma that every successful company faces when you create something that people love it takes on unexpected..

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"hoffman" Discussed on Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman

Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman

04:05 min | 3 years ago

"hoffman" Discussed on Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman

"I wanted to talk to read about this because he spent his life thinking deeply about what connects people both one on one. And in groups of massive scale and read has been thinking about this since he first discovered roleplaying games. It started in the mid seventies. At his father's house in northern California at a table strewn with strangely shaped vice and small figurines of fantasy characters. I I discovered dungeons and dragons when I was nine, and it was because the babysitter that my father was hiring his technique for dealing with otherwise rambunctious and difficult to manage young boys was introduced on the dungeons and dragons back then many saw dungeons and dragons as a refuge for social misfits. But for read it struck his curious young mind, he treated dungeons and dragons as a fascinating laboratory for strategy built around human motivation. You going off, you know, being a hero and defeating villains and saving the town and that kind of stuff and some people do the role playing where they're actually interacting. They say I am Thor. And you know, I have come here to save your town. I was always more of the strategists, which is okay, I'm looking around like, okay. The orchestra attacking the village. Maybe they're attacking the less side. Maybe we could create like a fortress and of defense, and like it was more of a puzzle from me within the interactive story. V. It's thirst for adventure grew he recruited a band of classmates and took on the role of game master himself. He was now responsible for creating in running a fantasy world a world in which his friends were spending more and more time read soon realize this involved more than coming up with fantastical situations and presiding over geeky dice rolls as part of it. You also wanted to have people feel like they kind of earned their hair was so what they did is. They would have a difficult challenge. It have something really have to figure out it would take effort, and they might not get it. Right. And you had to make sure they didn't die because no one likes to be in the story where like oh, you hall died. All right. But that struggle you would set that up with some depth to it. So that people would enjoy the path for figuring out how they could be heroes. It's interesting because because by your description, it is very much a game of complex human motivations. What did you learn about human motivation playing dungeons? Dragons, I did learn that people wanted to be the hero of their own story that that was a fundamental kind of human drive across you know, almost everybody. I the kids tend to be a little simplistic and shallow. So they've definition a heroes has kind of pretty simple like hit dragon with sword. Now that gets richer for some of us as we get older. I suspect there have been moments as a CEO in investor when you longed for the days when people were as simple as just wanting to kill something with a sword. Yes. Although sometimes all you have to do a scratch added to figure out where that is. Very often people's motives have fairly simple character. Like, I want to be the important person. Who solve that problem? I want to have the credit for it. I was like well, actually, in fact, there were five of us who are all working on it all contributed to come out. And and yes, you component was important. But you're weird behavior is because you're trying to kind of Sirte that claim life is a team sport, not an individual sport. And once you start thinking that way, everything goes a lot better life is a team sport. And it's the team leaders role to make everyone hero read learned this early. And it all started with role playing games because read loved roleplaying games. And you have to understand when read fell in love is akin. He fell in love hard. I was an obsessive child that would literally go to the local public library. And I would start reading an section. I would just pull off an expert can pull off the next book in the next book. I basically played fantasy role playing games from age nine to about age fourteen. So about five years of pretty deep obsession..

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"hoffman" Discussed on Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman

Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman

03:35 min | 3 years ago

"hoffman" Discussed on Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman

"Finally ascend the cold granite steps outside the gates of the mountains city of grim goalie. Earlier. Lansing. Amongst your comrades from under your sofa. Cluck you reach out for the heavy brass knocker in hammer. The massive stone door three times. That's Matthew, Mercer creator of the hit dungeons and dragons web series called critical role. And right now Matthew is your game master clone. The central storyteller and a game of dungeons and dragons always wanted to play this game. Which means your fate is in his hands, listen carefully because he has a question for you with interactive one that could mean the difference between heroic success and epic failure. What did it the stillness takes the air? The sounds of rain almost fading is the door. Slowly opens releasing the stench of death from within the chambers your eyes catch nearby torchlight inside what appears to be an armored goule slick with fresh lead as it drops an errand piece of a recent kill and turns its head towards you growl. What would you like to do? I'm gonna stab that nasty Gould, magical, scimitar and save the day. Come on lucky seven's, new one. You quickly draw? Your scimitar the cold metal warming with the flames that magically dance across its surfaces. You rush the Annette beast, but in your haste you failed to notice the body on the ground hidden in shadow catching your foot is. You stumble forward barely catching yourself before. You come to stop right at the feet of the now grinning Google. And I try again, don't worry this role playing game is about more than just winning for me. The hallmarks of a good dungeons and dragons game involve a heroic feats and having the opportunity to uncover mysteries. And hopefully stumble across physical puzzles that you have to work together to surmount eventually leading to some sort of climactic battle with some terrible evil entity, and in hopes of saving some sort of innocent populist the game masters role is the spin a complex and compelling story inside a coherent fantasy world and also to keep all the players happy. There are people that want to be the strongest in the land and kill things as quickly as possible. There are some people that want the loot in the wealth. You can find in the game. And then there are people that really love very very deep character role playing storylines narrative. The most successful game masters. No, the real role is to make sure every player emerges a hero on their own terms. And this doesn't just apply to fantastical forays into dragon infested dungeons it works every day for every leader. In every context. There's a lot to learn from role playing games like dungeons and dragons, and this is a fitting start to this episode because I'm about to change roles to NC's in three and to kick off season four in a few weeks. Our team proposed that we turn the tables for this two part episode all answer the questions and my good friend June. Cohen will ask them June is one of the executive producers of masters of scale, and our friendship is the reason this podcast exists. I'll tell that story in part two of this episode. A few years.

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