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A highlight from Session 9 Evangelism
"We are at Methods of New Testament Evangelism, number 2, page 26, and we have small letter A, Personal Evangelism, pair in one, examples, I've already given them to you before, I'll add one to it, Andrew brought Simon Peter to the Lord, and Philip brought Nathaniel to the Lord, another one is Paul led Onesimus, Philemon 10, Paul called Onesimus his son in the faith, and of course Paul called Timothy his son in the faith, and so you have those. Now the impact of these, number 2, the impact of these examples, the impact of personal evangelism is the very basic method of evangelism. That is basic, one on one, and reaching souls that way. If your church wins people to Christ, believe me, it's going to be one on one. They're going to be saved during the week and they just step forward on Sunday. Now I do believe it's important to have them step forward on Sunday, have them make a public profession, but you're not going to get very many who walk in the door and come forward and accept Christ. You get some, you're going to get them through personal witness during the week, and it's always good to get up and preach and know there are two people out there today going to come forward, because they've already been led to the Lord that week, and so the secret is getting people out there witnessing to them, getting people out there that will win them to Christ and bring them forward and see them come to know the Lord. And then we have public meetings. Right here is the, I forgot about this again, pardon me, now we're catching up. Public meetings, we'll catch you down on impact here. Public meetings, right here is the place where we make a big mistake. So often we've come to believe that unless a person comes to Christ through a public service, he'll not be saved. I don't know that that's plaguing any of you. In fact, many a believer depends on the services of the local church to do the work of the responsibility to be a witness. Now that is true. They figure we'll invite them to church, but it'll be the job of the church and the preacher to win them, and my responsibility is done with inviting them. Now they ought to invite them to church, but we need to train our people to witness and be witnesses for the Lord Jesus Christ, and so very, very important to do that. And any public service, if the public service is the instrument that brought them to Christ, now I was brought that way. I got saved in a public service, but I had a mailman get out of his mail car on the farm and walk out across the field and stop me on a tractor. I pulled back the clutch on the John Deere and stopped and talked to the mailman, and I respected him, and he didn't witness to me, but he did invite me to Christ. Had anybody witnessed to me? Yes, they had. I had an uncle in Kansas City, and that uncle had gotten saved, and I saw the change in his life. My parents had put me on a train in Colorado to go down to Kansas City to see my uncle and aunt, and I think when I was 11 I went down, 12, 13, 14, right in those years. My uncle had a dime store business, and he was seeing it go forward in a tremendous way, and he was just so involved in it, and he had a series of dime stores that he sold out to TGNY, and he had a number of dime stores, had a couple of dry goods stores, and I went down there when I was 12, and he went to Lutheran Church on Sunday morning, and then Sunday afternoon I'd go to church with him, Sunday afternoon they'd have sandwiches for Sunday dinner, eat quickly, and then pull all the blinds in the house and turn on the lights, have it dark in there, and then they'd have the money bags, and they'd pour out the bags on the dining room table, and we spent Sunday afternoon, all Sunday afternoon, counting dimes and quarters and nickels and pennies and dollar bills, but primarily the small change. We'd count and count and count. I'd take an afternoon, and then he'd pack it up in bags and take it to the bank on Monday, and man, that really impressed me as a kid, wow, all that money, I thought maybe that's what I wanted to get into, was a dime store, and I was 13 and I went down, and on Sunday morning we went to the Lutheran Church, Sunday noon we had a Sunday dinner, Sunday afternoon they didn't draw the blinds, they didn't pull the shades, they didn't pour out any money, they didn't do anything like that. He said, let's go in, we're going to sit down and read the Bible, and he read the Bible to us, and then he said, now, you boys, I had two cousins there, and you can do some things outside, but we'll go to church tonight. That night, got in the car and we drove over to Central Bible Hall, Kansas City, where Walter Wilson was the preacher, and I heard Walter Wilson preach. As the first time I ever heard a sermon about the blood, he preached, tonight I'm going to speak on the blood of Jesus Christ, and I thought, blood, what an awful subject, and in church, and I decided I wasn't going to listen, I was going to go to sleep, which I can do pretty easily, I can relax and fall asleep, and so I tried to sleep, I was sitting right between my aunt and uncle, and I was about to fall asleep, and I'd nod my head this way, and she'd nudge me, and up I'd come, and then I'd need the other way, and he'd nudge me, and there I sat, the whole service, and heard the message about the blood. I didn't get saved, I never forgot it. My uncle witnessed to me, he'd take me on his, as he drove from one dime store to the other and looked him over and told him what he wanted, drove to his warehouse, he'd talked to me about the Lord. He had been genuinely converted, and changing his life, and became a right good preacher, a lay preacher, he became a very good preacher. He told me one time, he said, I held every position in the Lutheran Church except pastor. He said, I've been a member of the Synod, I've been the treasurer, I've been the chairman of the Synod board, I've had every position that's possible in the Lutheran Church except pastor, and I wasn't saved. So he witnessed to me, he would write me letters, and beg me to accept the Lord. There was another man that witnessed to me. I was about 18, 19, I was out of high school, and I wasn't able to be in World War II, I wanted to be and never got to be because I was injured on the farm in a bad accident with a runaway team of horses, and my heart was so damaged I couldn't, and my lungs, every rib in my body was broken, and so I never got to be in the service.
Fresh update on "john deere" discussed on Game of Crimes
"When they get to me and they're scraping the bottom of the barrel, that's when they'll solve the strike issue. Thank you for mentioning it. Well, hey, no, it's good stuff because we want to take credit for making you into the star that you're about to be. So you got your training here. I think they felt so sorry for the old hillbilly. Well, hey, speaking of feeling sorry for people, I'm going to tell you a story, but first, before we get into that, Murph, I have to ask you something. Yes. Well, I got to tell you something first. This is a show about crime. We talk about bad people doing bad things and bad people doing bad things to good people. We take the story seriously, but... You know we never take ourselves serious. And what section of the show do we normally do, which we pass because two of the latest episodes dealt with 9-11 and the terrorist attack. But we decided to bring it back. And so, Murph, if we're going to talk about that, I have to ask you one question. And what is that question? Do you know what the question is? What time is it? What time is it? Do you know what time it is? It's time for Small Town Police Blotters. Hey, this one I stole from A.G. Harris IV. He posted it on the Game of Crimes fan group. Hopefully you haven't read the story yet. Have you? Probably not. Okay. Not unless Connie read it to you. I get that. Okay, she's a bit busy. Well, Murph, at first this is going to sound like what's the big deal here, right? So Indiana State Police Trooper was patrolling the area around Vincennes, Indiana, population 16,631. Sound, loot. On Wednesday, this just happened recently. So during his patrol, they came across this guy, 51-year-old John McKee. He was driving a Jeep, right? Didn't seem like that was that big of a deal, but no lights, nothing. Pulled him over, right? So he pulled him over, showed signs of impairment, arrested him, took him to the hospital. This is going to shock you, Murph. They found marijuana and meth in his system. What's our number one rule? Don't do meth, kids. Don't do meth. So he says, you know, so they charge him with operating a vehicle while intoxicated with a prior conviction. So now, here's the fun part though. Now they released the dash cam and the body cam footage. And it shows him pulling this guy over. And after pulling this over, the trooper tells him, you know, you just can't drive these things down the road, right? So he conducts this test. That's when he, you know, he fails him. They take him for a blood test. But this is where it gets really funny, Murph. Well, funny, I guess, right? No big deal that they arrested him in a Jeep, right? Okay. What's wrong with the Jeep? It's a Power Wheels Jeep. This dude is 51 years old in the middle of the night, driving a Power Wheels down the street. No reflection, no lights. Says he's gonna go get gas for his other vehicle, but there's no gas can there. So while he has thoughts of stardom, he says, I've been riding these Power Wheels for the last nine months and you're the only one that's taken me to jail. You know, he said it may get even famous from this, but I guess one of the funniest parts too, Murph, is remember when you would arrest somebody for DUI or something, you'd have to tow their vehicle. Funniest part was calling a tow truck out to tow the Power Wheels. Was it his or did he steal it? I think it was his. They didn't say they charged him with theft, but because what got this started too, there was another little thread going on. Guy said, you ever arrested anybody on a John Deere and they're showing like a little toy tractor? I said, well, yeah. Bex, I arrested a guy on a John Deere 4450. Guy, you know, Friday night, driving down the highway, no lights and a big John Deere 4450. Remember his name too. It's like his 15th arrest for DUI. Oh, holy cow. That's way past felony level there. Well, they didn't have felonies back then. So it was just, you know, misdemeanors on top of misdemeanors, but they changed that. So anyway, hey. Wait a minute, what's a 4450? It's a big one, like a quad. Like a combine? No, no, it's a tractor. So you can pull a, it's got power takeoff shaft on it. You know, good farming implement. Got it. John Deere Green. All right. Hey Murph, this next guy did not want to go to jail. Nobody ever does. But this guy, this guy gets the award. I'm telling you, for not wanting to go to jail. So he was an armed robbery suspect. This happened up in Vermont, somewhere near Burlington. Again, this just happened recently. He was, Eric Edson was wanted on accusations of robbery of a store in Burlington. Actually back in August 24th. It just happened recently. And assaulting two police officers. So, and stealing some stuff. So what happened was, is they responded, the police responded to a man passed out in a running vehicle that matched the description of one used in a robbery a week prior, right? So when they roused him, guess what he do? He fled at a high rate of speed. He assaulted both officers with the vehicle. So now we've got a manhunt going on, right? So, they find him. Guess what he did? What he did? He fled on foot. Then guess what he did? Got caught? No, he stole a bicycle. Then guess what he did? What? He stole a sailboat. Really? And while he's out on that sailboat, the coast guard goes to intercept him and guess what he does? Jumps in the water. No, he hops in a kayak. Oh my gosh, you can't make, this is what I have so far, you can't make this shit up. And then, so he up by the Lamoille River, I believe in Georgia, Vermont, about 21 miles away from Burlington, he landed the kayak, ran away, and then jumped into the river and swam to the Southern shore where he was finally arrested by troopers and gay mortals. Oh my God, I mean, think about a sailboat. You got to know how to run one of those things to even get it off the, you know, I mean, just to get it out in the water. This is a guy that stole a car, fled on foot, stole a bicycle, stole a sailboat, stole a kayak, and then swam. This guy did not want to go to jail. And what happened, Murph? He went to jail. He went to jail. What's the old saying? If you run from police, you're just going to go to jail tired, son, so.
A highlight from 125 - Cultivating History: Exploring George Washington's Mount Vernon Garden - Dean Norton
"The Garden Question is a podcast for people that love designing, building, and growing smarter gardens that work. Listen in as we talk with successful garden designers, builders, and growers, discovering their stories along with how they think, work, and grow. This is your next step in creating a beautiful, year -round, environmentally connected, low -maintenance, and healthy, thriving outdoor space. It doesn't matter if you're a beginner or an expert, there will always be something inspiring when you listen to The Garden Question podcast. Hello, I'm your host, Craig McManus. Dean Norton fell in love with the Mount Vernon Estate Gardens 53 years ago and never left. After receiving a degree in horticulture from Clemson University, he began his career as the estate's boxwood gardener. The historical gardens of the first president of the United States, George Washington, became his responsibility in 1980. His promotion to horticulturalists allowed him to apply the latest plant science and horticultural management techniques for historical gardens. Dean has devoted considerable time to researching 18th century gardens and gardening practices. He has received awards for conservation from the DAR and the Garden Club of America, as well as the Garden Club of America's Elizabeth Craig Weaver Proctor National Medal. He is an honorary member of the Garden Club of Virginia and the Garden Club of Providence. He has been awarded an honorary doctorate from Washington College, serves on several historic property boards, and lectures nationally and internationally. This is Episode 125, Cultivating History, Exploring George Washington's Mount Vernon Garden, with Dean Norton, an encore presentation and remix of Episode 64. Dean, why did General George Washington, the first president of the United States, garden? Well, he really gardened for necessity. The earliest gardens were called gardens of necessity for health and survival. Of course, the most important plant to be planted within a garden were vegetables, something that you were going to have at the dinner table to eat. Vegetables were huge to him. Even during the Revolutionary War, he wanted to make sure that his troops were getting as many vegetables as they could whenever possible. I would not actually call him a gardener per se, but for a year and a half, he became a designer. He totally redid his country seat from a very simplistic design to one following naturalistic design principles. Then that landscape were four very fine gardens that he oversaw. What story does the Mount Vernon Garden tell? Tell us the story of a man that wanted his gardening world to be complete, I would say. He had a very small botanic garden, which he fondly called his little garden. When he was here on site, he was typically doing that work himself on his knees, planting seed and seedling saplings. He kept such good records in that little tiny garden that we were able to recreate that quite nicely. His earliest gardens were a fruit and nut garden and a kitchen garden, but when he changed his design, the kitchen garden remained as it is. The fruit and nut garden became a pleasure garden with vegetables in there as well, which is kind of an interesting combination. He had a vineyard for a while, but the grapes failed, and that became a fruit garden and nursery. The nursery was for plants that he could grow to plant on other areas of the estate and also to grow things just for collection of seed. What is today's mission for the garden? Today's mission for the garden is interpretation. We are trying to share with our visitors what life was like in the 18th century, why these gardens were important. Certainly after 1785, the gardens took on a new role, which was for people to come when he had created here at Mount Vernon. The story of gardeners themselves, the gardeners that Washington hired through the Articles of Indenture, also the enslaved gardeners that worked with the professional gardener to cultivate till to harvest. It's a great story. It's one that we thoroughly enjoy telling. Gardening really hasn't changed much from the 18th century, so the more we're out there digging in the earth, we think of those gardeners from the past. Today's visitors, how do they respond? I'll tell you what, when they come through the gates and they get to the Bowling Green Gate and see the house for the first time, that's exactly what they were expecting to see, this beautiful house that Washington lived in. But then the further they go into the landscape, they're really totally blown away by the amount of landscape and gardens that Washington had. They weren't expecting that at all. I think the gardens are well received, and I think that the stories we tell throughout the estate in so many different areas are certainly appreciated by our visitors. The garden's been there for about two and a half centuries. You've told us that there's four gardens that make up the Mount Vernon Garden. Could we walk through each one of those and you tell us about them? Sure. The panic garden is a simple garden, very small. It was intended to plant things that Washington was not familiar with, although sometimes other things that he knew quite well ended up in there as well. He received 500 Chinese seed, which he planted in one of the beds. None of them came up. So actually, we could show one of the beds with nothing but bare dirt and we would be exactly correct. That was his playground, and he truly loved getting plants he wasn't familiar with and planting them in there, and he did most of the work in there himself. There was an area that he started a vineyard, hoping to get some grapes for making wine, but that failed. That four -acre area became a fruit garden and nursery. Washington kept such good records that the fruit trees are planted exactly as he describes in that particular enclosure. Part of it is a nursery as well, where he grew trees and shrubs, also some other grasses and things just for the collection of seed. The kitchen garden was the first garden laid out in 1760, and that has been cultivated as a kitchen garden since 1760. It's never changed in its purpose, which is the only garden like that on the estate. Both the kitchen garden and fruit nut garden were an acre in size, so that's a significant garden. The nut garden changed from a garden of necessity to a pleasure garden, and that was meant to be the aha moment. When people were strolling around the Bowling Green, they could look through that gate, they saw a beautiful conservatory. The idea was to walk in there and just enjoy the beauty of the flowers, and those flowers were there for their enjoyment and not for their use. I think his gardening world was quite complete. You said the conservatory, would that be the greenhouse? That's correct. It had a greenhouse that he copied from a lovely property called Mount Clare, just to the north of Baltimore. The owner was Margaret Carroll. He asked for permission for some information, and she was thrilled and gave him all that he needed, even his first plants for his collection, to get his greenhouse started. I started studying that greenhouse in pictures. When I think greenhouse, I think a glass top or a plastic top or something like that, and this was constructed quite different. Could you tell us about how it was constructed and it was heated? The greenhouses in the 18th century typically just had glass panes on the south side, this was southern exposure. Also typically they were triple home windows, so you could open top and bottom to allow for good air circulation. This was quite modern, very good. It had a vaulted ceiling, so hot air didn't get trapped up at the corners. It had a wood door on the west side of the structure to keep afternoon sun from coming in. It was too hot. A glass door on the east side to allow morning sun in. It had shutters that closed very tight, so in the wintertime when you got whatever heat you could get from the solar energy, you could close those shutters and retain the heat overnight. It was heated by a stove room on the opposite side of the structure. The fire pit was quite low, and that hot air and smoke would go underneath the slate floor in the greenhouse and then rise up along the back wall and out the chimney. It was very efficient. It housed the semi -tropical plants and citrus trees in the winter. Not for them to continue to fruit, so he had lemons and limes and all that. Just to keep them alive in the wintertime. In all these gardens, he's combining beauty with necessity. How did he accomplish that? The one garden that really does that beautifully is the upper garden, or pleasure garden. He wanted a pleasure garden. He wanted the aha moment when someone walked into there. It's a 10 -foot -wide path, edged in boxwood with this greenhouse at the end. He was concerned, though, in that he didn't want to lose a lot of space to the growth of vegetables, which were still the most important plant that he grew on the property. 18th century horticulture said, look, George, you can do both. Plant your vegetables and then surround them with a border of flowers. The border could be three feet, five feet, whatever you so decide. It's the border that's actually the pleasure garden. So you're really not losing that much space to growing vegetables. How did Washington change his gardens to enhance Mount Vernon's natural beauty? He adopted the naturalistic style. There are four key elements of that. The curve line is nature's gift, management of surprises, random planting, and hidden barriers. If you can do those four things, you're well on your way to a wonderful naturalistic design. The management of surprises, the curve line helps you with that. Around each bend, you can do something different. The book that he's learning all these techniques from was written by a gentleman named Batty Langley. He wrote the book in 1728 called New Principles of Gardening. Washington purchased it in 1759. Langley goes in, he says, once you've seen one quarter of your garden, you should not have seen it all. There's nothing more shocking and stiff than a regular garden. He said every garden must have good shade. If you have to walk more than 20 paces in full sun, your walk is not worth it. Washington really took all these thoughts and comments to heart and made sure he put trees on either side of his serpentine avenues. Around each bend, he added shrubberies in wilderness areas and groves. It really was a complete landscape, and it was all just trying to stay within the qualifications or the requirements of a naturalistic garden. There are many historical events that took place away from Mount Vernon. For long periods of time, Washington was gone. How did he stay in touch with his garden and its growing? Much to his demise, much to our benefit, Washington, during the 45 years he lived here at Mount Vernon, he was away for 16 years, only visiting his house a couple times during all that time. When he is away, he's communicating with the land manager with lengthy letters, three, four, five pages long, giving him instructions to do this, make sure that is done, have you planted this, I want to try to do this next. We have that exchange of letters. Gives us a tremendous advantage in being able to represent Mount Vernon as accurately as we do in today's world. You should be considered the current garden overseer, but there's been many that have come before you. Have you got any good overseer stories about your predecessors? Yeah, there's some. I'm number 37. I don't know if that number is exactly correct, but I'm honored to be the current gardener, whatever number I am. They were all pretty competent in their practices. Washington called one clever because he was so good at grafting trees. Probably one of the cutest ones is when Washington's trying to hire a gardener. He's writing to his land manager saying that the gardener should not have any children, but if he does, only one, but certainly no more than two. He just keeps going on and on, giving almost any option possible for the gardener. He was always looking for the Scottish gardener because they were some of the best. I'm thrilled to be following in the footsteps of so many great gardeners. I hope that I'm continuing their tradition of maintaining a beautiful Mount Vernon. Tell us about the people that worked in the gardens during Washington's time. He hired gardeners under the Articles of Indenture, so they would come over, he would pay their way, and they would have to work that to pay Washington back. Some of them stayed for many years. There was a German gardener named John Christian Eller who was here for a number of years. They had a bit of a falling out, but apparently after Washington passed away, he actually returned because there is something in the notes about a German gardener saying that he used to work here. There is one from Holland, England, and then of course you had your Scottish gardener at the very end of his life, which Washington said that he was dedicated, sober, passionate about his work, and that in short, he's the best hired servant I've ever had. What makes it even better is that he says he has never been happier. I think that's really wonderful, and it certainly rings true for me. For being here at Mount Vernon as long as I have, my life here as a gardener has been a very happy experience. What did the garden go through between Washington's death and until the time it was bought by its current owners? It started to fall and disappear rapidly. Visitors' accounts have been occurring since Washington lived here. People visiting, and they write in their diaries or letters to friends, which is tremendously valuable to us, for that is our Polaroid to the past. Washington died in 1799, and visitors in 1801, 1802 are saying that it's deteriorating, it doesn't look anything like it did during Washington's time, so things just started to fall apart a little bit. You didn't have the money, you didn't have the dedication maybe to do as well. Not to say that work wasn't being done and things weren't being cleaned up as best as possible, but definitely it was noticeable to visitors that it was in a bit of disarray. When the Ladies Association purchased the property in 1858, things started to change, of course, quickly. And of course, Mount Vernon is in their hands today, it's a beautiful, beautiful site. Did they buy it from the family? They bought it from John Augustine Washington, the fourth Washington that owned the property before it was sold to the ladies. It cost them $200 ,000, and with that they received 200 acres, where others said you should take everything down but the mansion, because that's all that's important. They made the decision that they wanted to keep everything that was there during Washington's time, which was absolutely the right thing to do. We have all the outbuildings. It's an amazing opportunity for visitors to come to see an estate, a plantation, as it was during the time of the owner. Are there new discoveries being made through modern archaeology and research, or do you feel like you've re -established everything there? No, there are new discoveries all the time. It's amazing. Archaeology, the science, is becoming more and more exact all the time, with radar and LiDAR flyovers and just all these wonderful techniques that they now have. We're still finding letters that we didn't have before. Eventually we may find the plan that Washington did for the Bowling Green. We have the plan's key that is in his hand, but we don't have the actual plan itself. You can never write the final chapter in this adventure that we're in here from Washington's time till now. We try to represent things as accurately as we can, but we may find a new letter or something that will totally alter our interpretation of what we were using or going on to create an area that we thought was accurate, but new information may change that, and we will go back and make those changes so that it's historically accurate. Where did Washington acquire his plants? Initially, the landscape was completed by nothing but trees and shrubs that he found in his wildernesses surrounding Mount Vernon. So it's certainly a native landscape, and he identified these plants in the wintertime by structure and bud and had them dug and brought back. He did say that he was looking for exotics. He loved plants of all sorts. Now, we don't know if an exotic to him was Mexico or South Carolina, but what we do know is he said he wanted plants outside of his geographic area. People sent him gifts of plants often. Also he ordered from three of the principal nurseries of the time, John Bartram in Philadelphia, William Hamilton in New York, and Prince on Long Island. He ordered a lot of these plants and that he was experimenting with and putting within his landscape. I heard a story about a Franklin tree. Was that ever a part of the estate? The Franklinia, I think it was actually ordered from Philadelphia, and we've tried to grow them any number of times. We can't get them to survive. They're very finicky. They need to be in a spot they're really happy with, and so far we haven't found that spot on the estate, unfortunately. What's the significance of the Bond Plan? A gentleman named Samuel Vaughan visited Mount Vernon in 1784, I think it was, or 83. He was a landscape designer. He did a good bit of work up in the Philadelphia area, actually did some work around Independence Hall. He came and visited Mount Vernon, and in his sketchbook drew the plan of the estate, and then went back to Philadelphia. We drew a beautiful big plan that was very, very accurate. Washington said that you've drawn my estate accurately except that you've enclosed the view with trees, and so the only problem that Washington states is when looking from the house down the Bowling Green, down a vista to the forest beyond, there were two willow mounds that were planted on the Bowling Green. They weren't meant to act as punctuation points. No planting would occur within that, so you had a wide open view to the west. Whatever reason, Vaughan decided to draw trees all in there. In Washington's eye, it was all correct except for that. So it's a beautiful plan, archaeologists have used it, and all the buildings that he shows on that plan are where they find them when they dig in the soil. So he was recording the existence and not proposing new things. There's been some debate about that because Vaughan was a designer, and some say, well, how do we know that this is something Washington had, or was Vaughan drawing what he thought it should be? The written account seemed to support what Vaughan was drawing was accurate. So it's all about interpretation. We could look at two passages somewhere and interpret it both totally differently. I think the Vaughan plan is amazing. I think it's as accurate as we can possibly get. You've mentioned the Bowling Green a couple of times. What grass did they use in the Bowling Green? Their grass was called goosegrass or speargrass. They also had rye, and it's even bluegrass. It was a very coarse grass. Coarse grass was kind of important, actually, because they mowed it with the English sigh, and a very fine -bladed grass would be very difficult to cut with that implement, whereas the wider -bladed grass, they could cut quite nicely if they had a good sharp edge on their sigh, and the sickle, of course, would have been the weed eater. The Bowling Green was meant for games and entertaining and would have been mowed on a regular basis, rigged, rolled, and mowed right up until you may have a drought or something where the grass would stop growing, just like we have in an experience today. What variety do you grow there now? Weeds. It's just, I'm serious. It looks great from a distance, but if you walk up on it, it's just clover and creeping Charlie, and if it's green, I'm fine. We don't want to use chemicals on the lawn. We have a lot of visitors, a lot of children running around, so it's just as natural as possible. We overseed and everything, but no, just don't look too closely. Well, that'd be more accurate to the period, I guess. You know, I don't know. It'd be interesting to see the grass back then. It was maintained in a way that it was intended for them to bowl. They had lots of games with the hoops and other things, so it was used a great deal as a green for entertaining. How do you cut it now? Oh, we have John Deere's to go 13 miles an hour. It's pretty nice. You know, front deck mowers, it's great. Is that a reel? No, my goodness, no. Years ago when I started, our only riding mower was a Toro reel. Now, nothing against Toro, okay, but that thing never worked. Poor man that was operating, he was a World War II vet, and he was always in the shop just standing here waiting for his mower to work. So no, it's not a reel. My dad had a reel mower, and he was always working on it too. My dad's way to fix anything was with a screwdriver, not to actually tighten any screws. He would just beat on it. He was so upset. You've got the serpentine pass. What materials did they use? It was a combination of gravel and clay, pea gravel, smaller grade gravel, and it was cobblestone up around the circle in front of the mansion. Washington said if he could find any alternative form of paving, he would certainly use it because gravel roads were constant maintenance of raking, rolling, adding new gravel to keep them from being muddy all the time. That's exactly what was used in the gardens as well, was a gravel type path. Is that gravel mine from the Potomac? Washington talks about a gravel pit. It would seem as if they got a lot of it from the Potomac, and they would have sifted it to get the right size stone that they wanted. I think there were a couple sources, but not real clear on it. What kind of staff does it take to maintain all this? In horticulture, my responsibility has to do with anything that deals with chlorophyll and manure. The gardeners, just like in the 18th century, they said a garden an acre in size will require one full -time gardener, and so every principal garden we have is one full -time gardener working in that spot. Then we have a swing gardener that does all the smaller gardens and helps in the other gardens as well. We have a landscape gardener that takes care of all the non -exhibition areas. It's truly bare bones. We have some summertime help, college students, some high school. College students love it. We give them as much opportunity to learn whatever they want if they want to work in the greenhouse or use equipment. It's a really great program that we have for that. Then we have our livestock crew. We have five full -time livestock employees that maintain the genetic line of three very rare breeds, and those animals are here for interpretation as well. One thing I just want to share is that Mount Vernon is a very special place. People come and they don't leave real quickly. I've got almost 53 years. Our five livestock staff combined have 92 years of service here at Mount Vernon. It's just truly amazing. Wow. What type of livestock? We have a milking red devon, beautiful reddish -brown cow, aussebal island hogs, hog island sheep, and a Narragansett turkey. So all these are on exhibition at our Pioneer Farmers site, which is a site that we created in the 1990s down near the river. That's a site where we interpret Washington the farmer. That's the livestock's playground. They get to take the animals down there, the oxen, the horses, and work the fields. So it's really very exciting. It helps bring the estate to life. Are you taking the manures and the straw and things like that and using it in compost, or how does that all work? 100 percent. That's all we use. We have huge piles that we are able to windrow with using a manure spreader. We always have these windrows, just these lines of the material that is whipped around by the manure spreader. The row is about maybe eight feet wide, ten feet wide, and it's about six feet high. The oldest windrow is used as the fertilizer used in the gardens. And once that's gone, we windrow the next row over to aerate it again. We just always have a source of compost that we can use in the gardens, and it just works out beautifully for us. How long does it typically age? It doesn't take long, really. We have a pile that's been here for so long that even stuff that is not that old, maybe three months or so, when you mix it up with the other, it turns out very, very well. In the 18th century, Washington would take manure from the stables and just put them in a dung repository for a fortnight or two. You're only talking two or four weeks, and then they thought it was readily available for the gardens. So it was much more rapid for them than it is for us. Are there any special approaches that you take to maintaining a historical garden? The approach to maintaining a historic garden really is visual. We want them to see a garden that is planted in the manner that would have been in the 18th century. We want them to see what an 18th century garden looked like. As far as our actual practices, it is really no different than what would have been going on in the 18th century. Our tools may be a little sturdier, a little nicer, rakes, shovels, soil life, and everyone has one of those on their bill. You can do anything with those. As far as planting, we're definitely concerned about height derangement more than color coordination. We want to make sure the plants we plant are appropriate to the 18th century. Paths, the box which should be trimmed, are very short. They were never intended to be a backdrop for perennials, just as a border. That's the main thing. We want it to look right. The way we take care of it, that hasn't changed for 250 years. What are your biggest challenges with the garden? People, compaction, really the damage that comes from, especially kids, I used to share that the worst pest we can have is a child that's been on a bus for five hours from somewhere, gets here and the chaperones go, go, go, and they just start running. Back when we had big boxwood, they would just go and run and jump in and break a branch of a 150 year old boxwood within 10 seconds and that's hard to control with any kind of spray or whatever. But I developed to have a hard trap that was a bit larger. I found out I put an iPad or something in there, I could catch five or six at a time and I would let them off at the West Gate. The chaperones would eventually find them, but at least we got them out of the garden.
"john deere" Discussed on a16z
"More money than ever on defense, our military technology for the last few decades has largely stayed the same. There's more AI in a John Deere tractor than there is in any system that the U.S. DoD is fielding. There's better computer vision in your SnapChat app if you use SnapChat. I don't use SnapChat personally, but nothing against it. It's just not for me. But there's better computer vision and SnapChat than in almost any system that the U.S. DoD even has in development much less fielded. And until 2019, the United States is nuclear arsenal was still operating off of floppy disks. But at the same time, China and Russia and other smaller states have sought to seek asymmetric advantage by aggressively modernizing their armed forces, taking advantage of technologies that were developed for the consumer sector that were developed for business applications and applying it to their military technology. They've been spending their resources not just to outbuild us on things like ships or outbuilding us on the number of aircraft, but also on things that are going to have an asymmetrical advantage. Things like Jamie are communications link degrading the way that our current systems work and creating armies of cheap autonomous systems that are uniquely suited to going up against our very, very expensive exquisite systems that cost an enormous amount of money per shot. And the result of this is that today, in almost every war game that the United States simulates against China or their proxies, the United States, if we don't lose, certainly end up in a very, very bad situation. And of course, it wasn't always like this. Silicon Valley itself was founded by patriots who are pushing science and engineering forward, specifically with a mind towards the national interests, not just profit, not just making money, but also making sure that their country actually remained as it was so that you could have future economic growth. More research and development was what turned futuristic dreams into household Staples.
"john deere" Discussed on The Vergecast
"Yes, do you need this weird obscure battery that was made for one year to work with the pismo. I'm making that up. I don't know if that really happened. But you guys had that. You had this really nice rich supply of parts, which was the other part of this component. How do you do that with all of these other devices where the population of people needing it is in this big? Yes, if we're lucky, the parts are out there, I needed a dial for my canon 5D Mark three, found the dial from someone in Shenzhen somehow. So maybe there was enough of a factory spooled up making that. But when you get to the longer tail there aren't. And so really your best option at that point is scavenging parts. And so we do that a lot here. Well, sometimes for like new Apple laptops, we can't get parts of them. We'll buy new laptops. We'll part them out. We also have partnerships with recyclers where we'll rescue, like Kindle batteries or something that we can't get from Amazon and so we rescue Kendall batteries before they go into the shredder and then we make them available to people. It was just in this moment when I realized that Kindle batteries would inevitably die. Yeah, batteries screens and Amazon just doesn't sell parts for them, so we try to fill in the gap. Do you see that like, I'm so sorry to our listeners who are like, no, no, keep going, Alex. Don't just get stuck on kindles. But you see with that one, is there a pretty decent community? Because those devices are so cheap. They are cheap. But some of them, you got the early ones and they've got cellular connectivity that is kind of valuable. So I think it depends, but I would say the cheap nature of what Amazon has done with the Kendall makes it so that I think there is less of a concentrated enthusiasm around making them last than there is with something like a harmony where it's more of a unique object, those kind of a cultural artifact. Amazon has photocopied so many kindles that you don't have the loyalty that any singular Amazon object like you do in other cases. And I think that's a shame and I think Amazon should bear some responsibility for that. 1000% agree as much as you can agree. I would agree with you on that statement. I guess the other kind of component of this we talked a little bit about how you guys get the parts and stuff. What about the software element of this? I feel like that's kind of becoming increasingly a big part of repair and way it just never was. Yeah, it really is. Well, and we're covering you cover the genesis of new technologies. Well, what happens with those technologies? I saw a post today where Ukrainians were talking about how the Russian equipment that they have is easier to fix than some of the NATO equipment that they're given. They're like the NATO stuff all has computers and the Russian stuff doesn't and so it's just easier to work on. So as we're moving into the future as we have put software and computers and everything, how do we deal with that? And I think the pebble is a really good example of both the opportunity and some of the challenges that you have to work with. Yeah. So there's the rebel community that has been out there. We've written about them extensively where the pebble servers shut off and so they've set up alternate servers and all alternate ecosystem that you can use. But the latest problem was that in order to talk to the new Android devices, there's 64 bit, there needed to be a firmware update to the pebble. And there's no way to do those firmware updates without having to secure signing certificate, sign the update. And so this is something where it didn't matter how enthusiastic the community was without that magic secret key, they could not push this update to the and this is where I think because you think about companies that shut down whether you do, how do you plan for taking care of these devices afterwards. So in the case of pebble, Fitbit bob pebble and then googlebot Fitbit, and so the security key is open by Google. So someone at Google needed to sign the key. And magically, it happened. It got signed. So somewhere in the bowels of Google, someone found the secure key, signed the community update pushed out there and you can make the pebble work with 64 bit Android now. How likely do you think it was that that person was a pebble owner? And was like, I am not letting this guy. Yeah, and they were actually a contributor to the rebel community. So this is where it's cool. You had an engineer who had been part of all the way through and then said, okay, I'm going to make this happen. I think that this is a conversation that we need to have about ownership. At what point if the company is going to go away or let's say that that key had disappeared in the chapter 11 bankruptcy is in the best interest of society at that point to get that key out there. So owners can use it. Yeah. Cory doctor likes to say, if someone puts a lock on the device that you own and doesn't give you the key, it's not for your benefit. Well, I think we're seeing that right now with the Logitech harmony, right? Like the harmony remote, Logitech still owns all the software. They still technically maintain those databases and stuff even though technically is doing a lot of work here, right? But there's a big call in that community just open-source it. Just give us access, stop, gatekeeping, this stuff, you don't care about it anymore. Let us have it. And the company is said no. Just flat out, we're not doing that. Yeah, and you never know there may be an IP thicket that they have to wade through in order to free that. I've written article a while back called the end of ownership. And as you move into software and it's so entangled with these complex IP agreements and maybe Logitech doesn't own all the software and so they can't necessarily. We need to start pushing back as a society against that kind of thing. How do we do that? Well, the GPL is one way to do it. So we found a John Deere got jailbroken at DEFCON and we installed doom on it. Yeah. And in the process of doing that, we realized, hey, there's all kinds of GPL code running these software enabled tractors that John Deere hasn't been releasing into the world. I don't know the situation with the harmony, but you can imagine we haven't seen, I think, enough litigation around the GPL. We saw that a couple of years ago, a bunch of companies were really seeing emulators. And they were basically Sega genesis, all these other ones. And they were using common creatives licensed software to do it. Just quietly. And I remember speaking to a lawyer at the time, and I said, hey, how do we stop this? And he goes, you sue. That's it. It's just on these communities. So is that something where these communities need to be working with lawyers developing class action lawsuits? Yeah, the communities that are involved in engaged in creating open-source software that then gets built to create these commercial products have a lot of leverage and they could get more engaged. And so the software freedom conservancy has the rights to prosecute copyright for Linux and the wine project and many others. And they've started to get more active. So they've actually sued vizio for a GPL violations on their TVs. And I think maybe that's an opportunity because one problem that we have you buy a new smart TV, and it's got spyware built into it that you can't take off. Yeah. But it's built on the backs of all of this open-source software. You should be able to get your own copy of the vizio software that remove the spyware compile it and install it on your own TV and run it.
"john deere" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"John Deere halting farm equipment shipments to Russia and Belarus in caterpillar suspending operations at factories in Russia In some other quick headlines here Chinese stock traded in the U.S. got a big boost The NASDAQ golden dragon China index up 6.4% and after the bell Amazon announces a stock split 20 for one and will buy back up to $10 billion of shares And Asian markets are rallying The Nike now up 2.8% and that is a check of markets Let's get a news headlines with that Baxter in San Francisco All right thank you very much Brian and a razor title action South Korea's elected Jones Joel to replace president Moon Jae-in We will get some more text around that at the bottom of the hour live from Seoul Ukraine lays out conditions for negotiating among them not giving up an inch of territory in a ceasefire meeting between the foreign ministers tomorrow in turkey Ukraine says the war won't end without a face to face meeting between zelensky and Putin the U.S. now is officially said no to Poland's idea to get fighter jets into Ukraine through Germany warnings at Chernobyl that recklessness on the part of Russians could cause a leak there Hong Kong's plan to test the entire population for COVID has been put on hold focus now is to vaccinate the elderly And the house will vote tonight on government funding the $1.5 trillion bill also includes now some aid for Ukraine and the invasion and if we get results or we'll get you the process in San Francisco I'm Ed Baxter this is Bloomberg Juliet Thank you Ed Let's get back to our guest max Honduras founder and CEO of SGM capital on the line for us from Singapore Let's talk about opportunities in the Asian region and perhaps some of the concerns we're seeing to the cost of manufacturing in Asia being driven higher by these surging energy and commodity prices Your thoughts on where we could see some opportunity as we potentially see an impact here to growth in Asia Well here you have to look a force at the reliance of the different countries with respect to the cost of production I mean so far you've seen the countries like for example Singapore doing very well on their equity market because of course they seem to be a little bit more insulated from the geopolitical issues that have been happening and overall likely to continue faring relatively well given the lower beta On the Chinese front surprisingly you've seen quite a bit of a correction over the last few weeks That's definitely a very interesting opportunity in our from our point of view to gradually increase exposures Then obviously in terms of China and Korea they're going to be hit with everything that we're seeing in terms of prices and commodities But some of the Japanese valuations are also starting to look very attractive So do look out for some of the big names there which have a corrected quite a lot year to date And do gradually have some exposure to Max we were talking on the program yesterday about Chinese state owned firms may be putting a little bit of capital to work in concert with Russia maybe taking advantage of some of the exodus that we have seen from western energy firms out of the former Soviet Union How do you think that may if it plays out How do you think it would impact the Chinese economy Well it's definitely a positive in the longer term So what we've been seeing from China is of course a lookout for commodities Raw materials and resources basically throughout the globe obviously started with Africa and across Asia Now clearly looking in Russia So what the country is really looking to do is getting more and more of its presence in these countries which do have productions and materials there And that's just going to strengthen if this thing goes through with Russia and definitely in the longer term is going to be a net positive for China given also all the growth and the fact that it wants to become increasingly self reliant especially from an energy and commodity perspective And as the yuan become a safe haven here that's a good question Well clearly you're going to be seeing some headwinds with respect to the U.S. dollar because of everything which is happening Freezing U.S. assets when they're not American clearly is potentially in the longer term and negative for the greenback In Asia the has the potential of becoming a very let's say important currency and potentially even one of the main reference ones But as of now it's probably still a little bit early stages But the path is there to getting a little bit of an alternative if you want system whereby the women could play an important role You mentioned earlier that we had a powerful rally in European equities earlier in the last session I think the Dax was up nearly 8% What is the risk right now With everything that we're talking about as it relates to Europe You know you're a pretty well would you be avoiding European assets right now I would not be avoiding it but not adding as of yet So the truth is what does this tool through The first is that what has happened actually created a very strong coalition within the European Union a much stronger than personally I and anyone expected because what they have been doing has been extremely strong At the same time you're going to be seeing some major structural shifts and changes in Europe and they're going to have to figure out quite a lot of things especially from an energy production point of view and energy reliance So on the longer term they could take this as an advantage if they play their cards right In the short term we feel it's going to remain bumpy So I mean I think especially on the 8% rally not feeling comfortable with that But on dips and especially on the big players which remain the heads on their industries and left look at the getting some exposures there too All right well certainly dip buying has been occurring.
"john deere" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"And they're just not coming back to work yet But the jobs are out there We have over 10 million There's 10.6 million open job postings and to only create close to 200,000 jobs for the month of December really points to that disconnect right It's that true supply and demand issue The demand is there and we just don't have a supply of people that are willing to participate in the workforce So we need to encourage people to get back to work That's one thing We're seeing declining rates certainly for females in the workforce We're seeing that more of the baby boomers that maybe stopped working during the pandemic are not coming back to work So we need to figure out ways to get more people participating in the workforce and otherwise I think businesses are going to really see the impact in their earnings and they're not going to be able to produce their products and deliver their services certainly in the future And that's going to impact earnings in Q two and Q three of this year Johnny talk us about immigration and have that maybe impacting the participation rate in the jobs fulfillment issue particularly on the lower end of the economic scale We've had obviously a curtailment in immigration legal and illegal immigration Is that an issue that needs to be addressed Is that one of the causes It certainly is a concern and a challenge with all the immigration and illegal immigration that we are seeing many of those people will obviously be coming over and looking for work And they usually end up finding those jobs right Those manual labor hourly jobs but they're not they're working for employers that aren't following the guidelines of paying people legally in the country So there's so many issues with that Certainly on the lower hourly wage scale we see that that will impact of course legal workers in the U.S. where they may not be getting those jobs because those jobs are going to the illegal workers and they're taking the jobs for less money So that can certainly impact those hourly wages And the one thing I can tell you from employ bridge we place 80,000 to 90,000 workers on a weekly basis and many of them are in manufacturing and logistics and hourly positions and of course we follow all the guidelines and make sure that there's I 9 documentation but we see that there are companies out there that aren't following that You can really get yourself into some trouble and some difficulty but we need to get the we need to get immigration addressed and make sure that even the people that are here what are we going to do about making sure that they are working also in safe environment and how do we do that legally It's certainly a big challenge Talk to us about some of the maybe the lower end wages but really pretty much all across the scale For the first time certainly in my lifetime we're looking at inflation prints of almost 7% And so what two or 3% wage increase isn't cutting it I'm still looking at some pretty big negative real wages adjusted for inflation Are you seeing as we approach some of these big inflationary numbers wages keeping up and particularly on the lower end We are seeing wages move a little bit more aggressively than what's reported in the BLS numbers When we look at for example our pro drivers business we're seeing that the drivers wages are up more like 15 to 16 or 17% on a year over year basis So much more than we're seeing in the report that we saw today which I think was about 4.7% for an hourly wage just across the board Manufacturing and logistics the same thing It's more double digit growth over the last year And that is just because the market is so competitive You know employers can not find workers And they are being forced to have to pay more on that hourly rate for manufacturing logistics positions So we're seeing a bit more movement in those areas than what is being reported from the bureau of labor statistics Johnny talk to us about the union worker We've seen some strikes some successful strikes John Deere for example just recently Talk to us about the union size of the labor force Are they getting more leverage Vis-à-vis the employer We don't do a lot of work with unions that employ bridge So I'm not your best expert certainly in that area But what we do see is that certainly there is a need in certain parts of the country and when I look at even like the teachers unions of what they're looking for I think there is certainly a place for unions and really to protect the rights of the workers We've seen it certainly with airlines as well But there's many of the businesses that I'm dealing with are not driven by the union worker And so the employees are a little bit more on their own And we look certainly to employers to make sure they're offering the right benefits to their workers that they have environments to retain them that they're paying them competitively And we feel that they're really doing that I think employers are focused on employee retention right now There's concerns right if that what we hear about the great resignation and that so many people are quitting their jobs and employers are smart They're getting smarter about how do they focus on strategies to retain their workers So just as unions are trying to do that we certainly see the private employers doing that as well I am curious the way that benefits have changed The way that companies are thinking about retaining talent has changed I remember a few years ago free snacks or a ping Pong table right Were all the rage And now it's like no I just need flexibility to work from home And what has that shift been like what is the biggest ask right now when it comes from what employees are sort of asking for from their employers Right It's so funny because I remember those days too where we were talking about bring your dog to work day or where flip flops and the ping Pong tables and all that That has definitely changed in your absolutely spot on It's all about workforce flexibility People want to work from home They want to be in control a bit more of their hours They like the hybrid model where maybe they're in the office for a few days and then can work from their home office for a couple of days So flexibility has risen to the top of the list Of course they're looking for great pay And healthcare benefits and paid time off but flexibility is one of the kind of hottest things that an employer can offer right now to really retain their employees And I think that speaks to COVID and what we've all gone through over the last few years I mean I don't know about you guys but I used to be in a role where I was traveling every single week right And COVID changed that And it's funny coming out of it Gosh I really don't want to be on a plane every week anymore And in the hotel rooms I got to sleep in my own bed So I think we've reprioritized what's important to us And I think the workers definitely looking for more flexibility Thank you so much for joining us We really appreciate you taking the time giving us your thoughts on today's labor force and labor market joanie Bailey chief workforce analyst at employee bridge giving us her thoughts here on this jobs day again 200,000 jobs added today in the latest month a little bit below expectations Right now let's head down to Washington D.C. We'll get world and national news with actually you know what Let's go.
"john deere" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"john deere" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"John Deere has faced many of the same economic challenges every company has had to grapple with Labor shortages supply chain bottlenecks and inflation And recently they had tough negotiations with their workforce following a strike The result a win for the company and its workers Brooke Sutherland covers deals and industrial companies for Bloomberg opinion and she recently wrote about the strike and what it means for John Deere She joins me now to talk about her column Tell us about deer and company and it's net income They're not income was phenomenal They had estimated that they would earn at most 5.9 billion for fiscal 2021 They actually topped that forecast despite the fact that they had the first strike in their histories since the 1980s And so you know I think this was really interesting to see deer put forward such strong numbers and then a really strong forecast for net income for next year even after the labor agreement that they struck with their union takes effect and that includes meaningfully higher wages some signing bonuses that are healthcare benefits things like that And so deer can clearly afford to pay its workers more And I think that that was really the takeaway of looking at these very strong results So tell us about the strike How long it went what it cost the company It went on for about a month And like I said there didn't seem to be really meaningful dent to dear dearest profitability in the most recently ended quarter not that only captured about half of the strike about two weeks and you would expect that the first two weeks would be less damaging than the latter half just because it's easier for the company to sort of maneuver and put things off and come up with workarounds So we'll get a better picture of what the drag is you know when they report their next results But you know I think all things considered it wasn't as painful as it could have been for deer And I think that's really interesting I mean of course that this was not sustainable longer term You had farmers complaining about multi week delays to get this sort of parts that they needed for their machinery You had deer reaching out to their software engineers and asking them to volunteer on the assembly line to be able to get those parts to the farmers and so clearly longer term this is not going to work but I think it sort of just paints a really interesting picture of why we got the agreement that we did between deer in their union So 40% of union members voted against the latest wage and benefit package I mean that's pretty close What happens once the workers see how well dear is doing I think that's a really interesting question So this deal is done so 40% still voted against it but it did pass with a majority And so the deal has been put in place It's taking effect But those workers that voted against it this was the third deal that they voted against and they clearly felt like they had enough leverage to push for more Now this is a 6 year contract And so it's very difficult to look into the crystal ball and know what the economic environment is going to be 6 years from now but I do think if you look at some of the other labor situations that are happening right now in possibly opportunities for more for workers to push back and say hey we deserve to be paid more We deserve to share in these corporate riches I think there's a lot of cause for motivation there And I think you know they only have to look at deer's numbers to say look this is the company that clearly could afford to pay its workers more It did but so could have a lot of other companies Why is dear doing so well It's a couple different things So one crop prices are up and that's giving farmers the confidence to invest in new equipment You also have there's been sort of this long period of under investment because crop prices weren't up for a very long period of time And so people put off repairs They put off replacements And now they feel like they have the momentum to do that And so you're seeing a lot of catch up but it's also just a good economic environment And dear to its credit has also really been moving up the technology curve And so they've been improving the technological capabilities of the machinery investing in digital software enhancements ways to sort of improve the yield for those farmers And those are material enough enhancements that you can really get price increases off of that And so they've been raising prices with the inflationary backdrop but there's also a technology component of that as well that really helps them make a lot more money from their products Is it a little surprising that the supply chain problems have an affected them more I don't think so because this came at the end of the earnings season and we'd heard from so many other big manufacturers that really did an okay job of navigating the supply chain issues which I think is very interesting because if you go back there's a big industrial conference at Morgan Stanley early September and it was dark I mean the comments coming out of CEOs were very doomsday esque.
"john deere" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"June grosso John Deere has faced many of the same economic challenges every company has had to grapple with Labor shortages supply chain bottlenecks and inflation And recently they had tough negotiations with their workforce following a strike The result a win for the company and its workers Brooke Sutherland covers deals and industrial companies for Bloomberg opinion and she recently wrote about the strike and what it means for John Deere She joins me now to talk about her column Tell us about deer and company and it's net income Their net income was phenomenal They had estimated that they would earn at most 5.9 billion for fiscal 2021 They actually topped that forecast despite the fact that they had the first strike in their histories since the 1980s And so you know I think this was really interesting to see deer put forward such strong numbers and then a really strong forecast for net income for next year even after the labor agreement that they struck with their union takes effect and that includes meaningfully higher wages some signing bonuses that are healthcare benefits things like that And so deer can clearly afford to pay its workers more And I think that that was really the takeaway of looking at these very strong results So tell us about the strike How long it went what it cost the company It went on for about a month And like I said there didn't seem to be really meaningful dent to dear dearest profitability in the most recently ended quarter not that only captured about half of the strike about two weeks and you would expect that the first two weeks would be less damaging than the latter half just because it's easier for the company to sort of maneuver and put things off and come up with workarounds So we'll get a better picture of what the drag is you know when they report their next results But you know I think all things considered it wasn't as painful as it could have been for deer And I think that's really interesting I mean of course this was not sustainable longer term You had farmers complaining about multi week delays to get this sort of parts that they needed for their machinery You had deer reaching out to their software engineers and asking them to volunteer on the assembly line to be able to get those parts to the farmers and so clearly longer term this is not going to work but I think it's sort of just paints a really interesting picture of why we got the agreement that we did between deer in their union So 40% of union members voted against the latest wage and benefit package I mean that's pretty close What happens once the workers see how well deer is doing I think that's a really interesting question So this deal is done So 40% still voted against it but it did pass with a majority And so the deal has been put in place It's taking effect But those workers that voted against it this was the third deal that they voted against and they clearly felt like they had enough leverage to push for more Now this is a 6 year contract And so it's very difficult to look into the crystal ball and know what the economic environment is going to be 6 years from now but I do think if you look at some of the other labor situations that are happening right now in possibly opportunities for more for workers to push back and say hey we deserve to be paid more We deserve to share in these corporate riches I think there's a lot of cause for motivation there And I think they only have to look at deer's numbers to say look this is the company that clearly could afford to pay its workers more It did but so could have a lot of other companies Why is dear doing so well It's a couple different things So one crop prices are up and that's giving farmers the confidence to invest in new equipment You also have I mean there's been this long period of under investment because crop prices weren't up for a very long period of time And so people put off repairs They put off replacements And now they feel like they have the momentum to do that And so you're seeing a lot of catch up but it's also just a good economic environment And dear to its credit has also really been moving up the technology curve And so they've been improving the technological capabilities of the machinery investing in digital software enhancements ways to sort of improve the yield for those farmers And those are material enough enhancements that you can really get price increases off of that And so they've been raising prices with the inflationary backdrop but there's also a technology component of that as well that really helps them make a lot more money from their products Is it a little surprising that the supply chain problems have an affected them more I don't think so because this came at the end of the earnings season and we heard from so many other big manufacturers that really did an okay job of navigating the supply chain issues which I think is very interesting because if you go back there's a big industrial conference at Morgan Stanley early September and it was dark I mean the comments coming out of CEOs were very doomsday esque.
"john deere" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Episode Speaking to the paparazzi and Vermont Baldwin said he can not make any comments on the shooting which killed cinematographer Helena Hutchins and inter director Joe Sousa He says that's because of the ongoing investigation by the sheriff's office in Santa Fe New Mexico President Biden will wrap up his time at the G 20 summit in Rome Sunday as reporter Mike momoe reports leaders of the world's 20 largest economies have already reached a major agreement At the top of the agenda world leaders agreeing to move forward towards a new global corporate minimum tax rate of 15% which President Biden has been advocating as a way to both target economic inequality and also to prevent corporations from hiding their profits in low tax havens G 20 leaders also agreed to send more COVID vaccines to poorer countries and pledged to vaccinate nearly 70% of the world's population by mid 2022 A proposed deal to win the John Deere workers strike is up for a vote Tuesday That's when members of the united auto workers union will vote on a tentative agreement reached between the union and John Deere The new deal on wages and employee benefits covers almost 10,000 workers across 14 facilities in Iowa Illinois and Kansas workers at John Deere have been on strike since mid October I'm Brad Siegel A young boy was killed His grandmother critically injured in an overnight apartment fire in Manhattan Paul de Castro has more Police responded to the 6 story building at 6 60 a 178th street in Washington heights around one 30 a.m. flames broke out in the superintendents basement apartment This witness told channel 7.
"john deere" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"So far the CDC has approved booster shots for folks over 65 those with preexisting conditions or those who work at jobs with a high risk of exposure The White House confirmed Harris's job duties made her eligible The dataset for a vote to pass a new labor contract between John Deere and the united auto workers on Tuesday UAW workers will vote on a tentative agreement reached between John Deere and the union Dear workers have been on strike since mid October I'm Chris correggio And I'm Susanna Palmer in the Bloomberg newsroom Leaders of the world's biggest economies formally backed an ambitious plan to overhaul the way countries tax multinational companies This in a bid to stem competition for the lowest rates all of the leaders at the group of 20 summit in Rome endorsed the new rules today A senior U.S. administration official traveling with president Joe Biden earlier called the plan and historic reshaping of the rules for the global economy that will force corporations to pay their fair share of taxes The U.S. and the European Union have concluded a trade truce on steel and aluminum that will allow the allies to remove tariffs on more than $10 billion worth of their exports each year Negotiators reached an agreement Today as they work to balance market demands and climate change according to national security adviser Jake Sullivan he was speaking on the sidelines of the group of 20 summit in Rome Vaccination rates among New York City's police fire and sanitation departments rose as workers faced possible suspension on Monday The city is bracing for gaps in public health and safety with tens of thousands of essential public workers still not vaccinated under the mandate imposed by marital de Blasio New York Times reports New York police department as saying it's vaccination rate has risen to 84% up from 79% on Thursday The fire department's numbers rose to 77% from 69% the day before amid complaints of trash already piling up on city sidewalks the rate for sanitation workers rose 9% According to city hall spokesman Mitch Schwartz the number was 67% on Thursday Most city workers were required to receive a first dose by Friday afternoon but were allowed to work through the weekend presumably leaving more time for vaccination Global news 24 hours a day on air and on Bloomberg quicktake powered by more than 2700 journalists and analysts in more than 120 countries I'm Susanna Palmer This is Bloomberg You're listening to balance and power with David Weston on Bloomberg radio Bloomberg reported this week that the Treasury Department and other agencies will give the green light to a plan for the SEC to take the lead role in regulating stable coins something Cher Gary gensler has been pushing for likening the coins to bank deposits that have to be backed up by reserves to explain the move and how it fits into the larger issues in regulating cryptocurrencies I talked to Todd Zimmerman of Superman compliance services The SEC is sort of drifted into this area in the past It doesn't seem like this would be this kind of congressional action If it's security the SEC has the authority to regulate it I guess that could be challenged but I think it's pretty clear I think I'm pretty solid ground here Is the basic idea here for stable coins which are as I understand tied to a Fiat currency that in fact there are reserves that basically are reasonably liquid to back it up because that's the promise as I understand it of the stable coin That's how it's supposed to work Now how that exactly will work is a little unclear which currency is backed up and where that will be held And ultimately who's going to be the party on the hook to the extent that you have a breaking of the valuation Is this like money markets essentially That's how I understand it So money markets with a crypto overlay Yeah I think that's exactly right So this would be one step in that direction Maybe not requiring congressional action What else needs to be done Because these are just stable coins we're talking about For example Bitcoin would not be covered by this as I understand it Yeah I think look there's a lot going on in the crypto space As I'm sure you're all aware the SEC finally approved a Bitcoin futures ETF fund the pro shares fund which is done very very well A lot of demand for that And then there's a lot of pushing for additional crypto funds those that potentially will invest in future invest directly crypto The SE isn't there yet I think the future is fund is testing the market but some of the concerns with investing in futures are solved as opposed to investing directly in the cryptocurrency things like valuation and liquidity It's much more difficult in a direct investment And that is because with respect to futures as opposed to the underlying Bitcoin or other cryptocurrency there is a regulatory level inserted because of the futures right I think that's part of it The futures market is a fairly well established market It's regulated futures prices are regulated So I think the SEC is more comfortable with that and obviously Gary Gonzalez used to run the CFTC So he is not a new fight when it comes to the futures market I think the commission and many people in the market are just less comfortable with direct trading and the coins themselves although we're moving in that direction There's no question about it Talk about some of the other issues that would not necessarily resolve just by making sure that a stable coin is backed up by.
"john deere" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"This is a Bloomberg money minute The tight labor market has upended the balance of power in the workplace Bloomberg news economic reporter Reed pickert says workers who are unhappy in their jobs are confident enough to quit and look elsewhere We have the highest rate on record folks have a lot of confidence that they can find a new job whether that's a job that fits the lifestyle better has their hours has better pay A lot of people who are staying put have seen raises from employers who don't want to lose them Organized labor is feeling more empowered to ratchet up demands as contracts come up for negotiation unions are willing to strike The list of employers that have been hit with strikes are threatened with walkouts includes John Deere Kellogg Kaiser permanente in the Hollywood studios AFL CIO president Liz schuler told members of the national press club that many reports on the job market miss an important point Working people are refusing to return to crappy jobs with low pay Jeff Bellinger Bloomberg radio I spend a lot of time in the garage but even more time in The Rain Sleet and mud In 95 I helped tow your moving trailer In O 5 helped you get out of a ditch Yeah I know I'm a bit rusty and sadly in O 9 It was sparks from me Your Andy chains Dragon behind your truck that accidentally started a wildfire Sparks.
"john deere" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio
"In the union performed by street dogs. This is democracy now goodman with gonzales. As we continue our look at the strike wave in the united states we turn to the strike underway by more than ten thousand. John deere workers at fourteen plants including seven in iowa foreign illinois one each in kansas colorado and georgia today marks the seventh day of the strike. Negotiations resume monday workers. Who are manning. Picket lines at the john deere plant in des moines iowa. Get a visit today from us secretary of agriculture and former iowa governor. Tom ville sack. According to the united auto workers local four fifty for more on what workers are demanding. We go to a to iowa to speak with. Chris larson who has been out on the picket line. He's a painter at the Ah two more works factory. There john deere and has worked for john deere for close to two decades. He's a former president and member of the united auto workers. Local seventy four chris. Welcome to democracy. Now explain what. The demands are also With alex press who writes extensively about strikes and workers across the country. We'll get morning. Amy on alex pleasure to join you this morning. Basically what we're wanting. We've seen a tentative agreement. That's we had aroused vote on october fourth. We've seen a very poultry wage increase. We see no improvement. Store incentive plan no language to address any of the the failings there and really the big nonstarter for a lot of people the fact that any new hires coming in after the first november of this year would not be entitled to a secure defined tension rather a four way. 401k tension our 401k match. And a lot of us are not willing to our retirement benefits for the kids going in the kids down the street on wall street. Speculation portfolio might be important to note. Also that deers in the wake record profits to make between five point seven and five point. Nine billion dollars this year They just rewarded their ceo with one hundred sixty percent wage or salary increase. They gave their investors a seventeen percent quarterly dividend hike back in august and worker. Like me over the next six years right out the gate make about twenty bucks an hour and it's going to be about a dollar wage increase for me followed up the end of the six years about two dollars. What we're asking for is fair. Shake and something equitable. We don't. i'd like to quote. Walter reuther here. We don't want a bigger slice applied. We want a bigger pie. They need to come in with a bigger bucket of money. And let's the goshi and chris. You mentioned the record profits deer. How has it been able. How is the company been able to achieve profitability in the midst of what of the pandemic and the the sharp downturn that occurred in the economy last year as a result of the shutdown. That's a great question for deer workers. I mean there was. No shutdown was no lockdown during the pandemic came into work. Every day we worked overtime not only exposing ourselves family friends and at the end of the day with the offer that was brought up. You know we build it. It's very arrogant audacious and classes. And you know it's not going to cut it. That's why we send a clear message to deer. When nine out of workers voted to us in a bachelor negotiating table and in you been there generations of your family that have been derived. You talk about the the importance of a company like dear to to the labor movement in the country in general so mean here. John deere tumble works as well. As many other places. That in. John deere waterloo. You know anthony by the quad cities specially generations that have worked their families that are very invested in this company grandparents. Parents children if you walk out on the picket line you'll see families you know. It's a family event. People come down support and i'll tell you the mount support we've got from. Our community has just been amazing and overwhelming so many donations from businesses so many donations from people on the street. It'll come a walker picket line. You'll see cars driving by waving honking in solidarity really impressed and very cool from the outpourings from chris. Can you talk about the significance of the us agriculture secretary. Ville sack former governor of your state of iowa coming to stand on the picket line. And then how. The company is responding. Why can't speak to how the company's gonna respond but we certainly appreciate Mr ville sack guy. You know coming to iowa walking or picket line with us. We've seen a large number of a you know politicians and people in the legislature Come to walk the picket line and show their support. So yeah. we're very grateful. Mr bill coming down walking with this. Thank you chris larson. Joining us painter at john deere tema works factory in iowa member. Uaw local seventy-four former head of the of the local As we turn to new york but before we do to talk about the taxi workers alex press. Can you put the john deere. Strike in context for example with a few of the other strikes that are going on right. Now like kellogg's yes. Sure so. I think one important thing is that these are all private sector strikes. That's where the uptick is happening in the united states which is very unusual the private sector has far lower unionization rates in the public sector public sector workers. Right now are largely focused on negotiating safe. Return to work things like that so they haven't been striking as much. It's the fact that private sector workers who traditionally historically have lower strike rates. It rates in recent years are on strike is important also the fact that these are different sectors different parts of the different industries within the economy. We have food manufacturing. We have john deere obviously as a separate industry healthcare workers ozzy obviously also another different industry so this reflects a real broad willingness to fight. I think also what's important. Here is what chris mentioned which is that. The company wanted to create a two tier contract on pensions. They said new hires are going to have more steel and workers know that that is going to weaken their own union. It's not just about protecting future workers but it's going to protect them to to refuse that kind of deal and that's what we're seeing is that companies think we're in an old moment. They think workers are willing to put up with whatever they're given and workers now that the moment has changed the pandemic that decades of stagnant wages and nothing left to lose has made them willing more and more to fight back. So that is the picture of what's going.
"john deere" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Moore She's in Washington D.C. She's got your latest world national news headlines Amy All right thanks Matt the national Republican congressional committee That's the fundraising arm of the house GOP raised $25.8 million in the third quarter that is the largest haul for that period in an off election year in the past two decades Republicans are bolstering their war chest ahead of the 2022 midterm elections Remember we told you earlier this week Texas governor Greg Abbott signed an executive order banning any entity within the state of Texas private or public from requiring COVID vaccinations Well now he's feeling some pushback in part from Austin mayor Steve Adler who tells ABC that he's not the only one who does not agree with the governor I think this is a step too far I think the governor has jumped the shark I think that he's getting now resistance from even places in the state that we're trying to be supportive Austin Texas mayor Steve Adler says there is no constitutional right to put other people at risk About 10,000 members of the united auto workers union are on strike against John Deere employees went on strike earlier this morning after the union rejected a wage deal with the farm equipment company The strike shuts down operations at 11 John Deere factories in Illinois Iowa and Kansas and at distribution centers in Georgia and Colorado President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden are scheduled to meet with Pope Francis on October 29th Reuters cites The White House saying that the president will meet with the Pope at the Vatican as he heads to the G 20 meeting in Rome Global news 24 hours a day on air and on Bloomberg quick take powered by more than 2700 journalists and analysts and more than 120 countries.
"john deere" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show
"It'll be more than just english within the next few months youtube also plans to launch an experiment later this year that lets users search transcripts on mobile devices all right. Let's talk about microsoft back in june. An investor group called as you so filed a shareholder resolution asking microsoft to examine the impact of making device. Repair easier as you. So is one of a series of a bunch of investor groups that are pushing for environmental. Change and right to repair is one issue where they feel like you can reduce waste if you make it easier for people repair stuff. Microsoft as a result has now agreed to let independent third parties. Study the impact of making microsoft devices. Easier to repair. Find out what they could do. Better and make some recommendations. Microsoft says it will use the study's findings as a guide to product design plans for expanding device repair options. They're gonna pay attention. Changes are set to appear in products by the end of twenty twenty two and say what changes they would make. They didn't commit to following every recommendation but they did stay. They do something by the end of next year. Microsoft will also post a summary of the report so that you can look at it by may of twenty twenty two. They are not going to post the full report. Because of concerns about revealing proprietary information microsoft also agreed to make parts and documentation available beyond its authorized repair network by the end of next and do more to help facilitate local repair as a result of all these commitments as you so has withdrawn its shareholder resolution But keep in mind. Microsoft has previously lobbied against right to repair laws particularly in colorado in washington. This agreement makes no mention of that. So it'll be interesting to see if they stop those activities and if they don't if as you so or somebody else comes along and tries to get him to stop doing that and grist dot org which had the main story about this notes that similar right to repair resolutions have been filed by another investor. Group called green century mutual fund with apple and john deere no comments yet from apple and john deere on that but the pressure is on them now. Given the example. That microsoft is showing. Well it's a lot of talk right now. I haven't seen him do anything. What do you make of this so for me. I actually liked the fact that they are saying that they may do something for you know when i got back into. It we're back in eighties. Part of the reason was because i could pull computers apart. I could put them together. I could take this piece from here and put it there. If this thing burned out. I could replace it myself without having to go. Buy a new. Pc and just slowly but surely over the years the you know the ability to do that has gone away. And i'm not just talking about the you know the the major things you can't even place batteries and laptops anymore. Sometimes it's like you have to take it to an authorized reseller to get things like that done. So the fact that they are at least going to look at the data that they haven't made any Any commitments to doing anything other than looking at the data..
I Bought It. Why Can't I Fix It?
"Several years ago journalists and kepler was on his very first work trip. He was an intern. Us news and world report. At the time he was excited. We did carry okay the first day and i got a little bit drunk. Nothing crazy but i fell asleep with my laptop in my bed watching comedy or something like on netflix. When jason woke up the laptop had moved down to the end of the bed without him realizing it and what happened next. Has that painful almost slow motion quality that anyone who is broken anything expensive knows all too well kicked it off the edge of the bed and the lcd broke on on me laptops. So the screen wasn't broken but if you opened it was just us all kinds of crazy colors and tickets be apple store and they wanted seven hundred dollars exit money that jason. An intern did not have so. We figured why not try to fix this thing myself he went on ebay and found a replacement. Lcd screen for fifty bucks. A fraction of the price that apple had quoted him and then he found some instructions online. It actually took me like ten hours to do like couldn't get the screen off. And i remember at one point. It was like four in the morning. And i grabbed in exacto knife which is not something you want to take the wires but i was just so frustrated and i just couldn't get the screen off to put the new one end eventually jason fixed screen and he used that computer for six years but the experience opened his eyes to a really important story in the tech world. One that he's been covering ever since it made me think like. Why does it cost so much to do this. It costs so much to get a device repaired by the manufacturer. And it's so hard to do it yourself because manufacturers from apple to samsung to microsoft. John deere make it that way.
What Did Boo Weekley Buy With His Million Dollar Win Wires?
"All right, boo. This is a personal question. All right. I've wondered this, so I never got a winner's wire, all right? So like the next Wednesday, right? You get your wire and you get you get $1.3 million or whatever. From whatever you want, the week before. Yeah, we had wires, but I never got a winners wire. What did you buy with a one point whatever, $1.2 million of a winner's wire after you won one of those terms? Was it a bulldozer? I mean, if I'm thinking about you, I'm like, oh, he probably bought like an excavator or a bulldozer or like a gun. Like 15 guns. What did he buy? A big ass piece of property. What did you buy after a big ass winner's wire on the Wednesday? Because you get them on the Wednesday after tournament week. What did you buy after the Wednesday after tournament week? I'd say that Friday after the first tournament. 'cause I missed the cut in New Orleans. I went when I drove back home because it's only three Irish from my house in New Orleans. I stopped off at the John Deere store. And I bought me a 40 20. Yeah. John Deere tracker. With a front end loader. I got that on the first one, and then the second one about me a Corvette. Oh. About me, 2009, then I take that back. I didn't buy a Corvette that went out to me and Brant won. Players, something, though, some kind of little old gathering down there in South Florida. I bought a Corvette so that had been 2010. I bought that Corvette was the only other. That's the only two things I really bought. Like just a spur of the moment by, but I bought me some money and with all the other money.
Glover With a 64 at John Deere Ends 10 Years Without a Win
"Lucas Glover is earned his first PGA victory in a decade by taking the John Deere classic by two shots in Illinois Glover birdied five of his final seven holes for a seven under sixty four that wrapped up his fourth career win and first since twenty eleven at quail hollow still play twenty five six seven events a year and I still can honestly say I come back and I can do it and but never doubted that Glover finished his run with a twelve foot birdie on the par five seventeen th and then a six foot putt to save par from the bunker on eighteen Ryan Moore and Kevin knight tied for second following sixty eights for others finished three shots back I'm Dave very
"john deere" Discussed on Scoops with Danny Mac
"You have to kind of interpret it whatever way you want. The fact of the matter is the stat that is most closely aligned with success at the iran is driving accuracy. Now these are easy fairways to hit. So everyone's going to hit them but drew accurate drivers are usually good butters. They're usually guys that can hit their irons. Wedges and also with the elevations changes that you have on this course believe it or not if you hit the ball far. That can sometimes be difficult. Because if you're just five percent off ten percent off that's actually more physical yards that you are off on the shot that you are trying to hit so it's kind of a weird dynamic but some of these kind of more accurate drivers of the golf ball. I've had really really good success over the years. Rick gaiman rick run. Good debt com. Rick run good dot com. That's regarding get set up for the john deere. We'll talk more Open championship rick Next week as as we get ready but when you when you have an event a major and pricing comes out early Soft pricing is what we talked about when it came to the us open Torrey pines what do you make just initially of of the british and are there any markets that you're keeping an eye on certainly not that many guys at the top of the betting card or the draft kings card are going to be in the mix in sylvia's illinois but What are you. Keep an eye on over the next couple of days. If anything week out from the british yeah so the pricing continues to be soft dressings. Going do for major championships. They're going to allow you to make a bunch of lineups with a bunch of names that that you know and are familiar with you. Know someone like a patrick kane who's eighty nine hundred dollars. Draftkings is kind of shocking. He just won a couple of starts ago. he's been absolutely phenomenal. Outside of that five that five event stretch where he forgot how to putt. But when you look at kind of the the betting markets you know there's nothing going on here in the states but a lot of these guys have gone over to get ready for for for next week by playing the scottish open and you have to think that if one of the bigger names rahm. Is there zander. More cower rory justin thomas if one of those guys wins the scottish open. You have to imagine that. It's going to impact their open championship number. So if you're interested in any of the names that i just mentioned potentially for the open championship you might wanna bet it now. There's probably not a a scenario which that number gets longer and you're missing out on it. But if they win it's certainly gonna to shorten the number so you have to be careful. I love the cheat. Sheet is up already at run good dot com for the the open next week and man. Rick i'm a sucker for him anyway but my is just locked in and We're looking in really really fluttering at marksman. I gotta tell you really. I don't know why because he's been good to me about twice and every other time he just mark lebron's but i've got some early Early feelings gum. You can probably get a really good number on it to saying there's not much of a chance did not expect that to me the name that you said..
"john deere" Discussed on Scoops with Danny Mac
"The website where you go and get a plan get organized. Let's talk about the john deere. Classic rick and leading up to the british interesting field in terms of perhaps as we've talked about some opportunities to find soft spots in the market There will be some guys as always with opportunity to get into the british field on the line. How do you approach a week like this and we always talk about the guy you've got to have when there's a field without big names. Is there a guy you have to have or do you go about building a card in a different way rick. They're certainly guys. I have to have but it is just a little jarring when you're paying essentially two thousand dollars more for every single one of these names that you normally pay for just got up to readjust then reassess Kind of change your perspective a little bit. I mean the someone like a kevin in to me. He's ninety seven hundred dollars on draftkings. There's a handful of guys more expensive than am. I find him to be pretty intriguing. He i believe he has legitimate winning upside. We have seen him do that in much more difficult fields over the course of his career. He's starting to a lot better. Which is great for him because he's been generally sour for most of his career and he came off. Miscut really missed the cut by a shot. Which i don't really care about but the four stars before that have all been top twenty so i think he's someone that Is sneaky live to win this golf tournament. Rick rick run. Good dot com. Gimme another guy or two that you believe in a field like this has legitimate a win or at least be in the mix on sunday capability. Yeah i think. I think it's a very short list but the one that i think is miss price. The most is probably kramer. Hickok seventy seven hundred and he's probably like sixty sixty one or seventy two one depending on where you're looking he is. I was impressed. Not only with the fact that he went eight holes harrison english and a playoff two weeks ago. But that's that could very easily been a draining experience. The fact that even made the cut last week in detroit on of course. That probably doesn't fit him. That well i thought was impressive. So now he goes to a place. That is a much better fit. We know trending in the right direction. We know he's kind of knocking on the door a little bit. I think he's one of the few guys further down the list. That actually has win equity rick one of the things that i do. Is i scan the cheat sheet looking for guys as i get a little bit lower a little bit lower who maybe last year at this time. From a draft kings pricing perspective would have been much higher and We talk about guys and the runs that they go on from a perception standpoint..
"john deere" Discussed on Scoops with Danny Mac
"With danny mac. Dot com regained joins us little golf. Talk in the chris. Rabies show Rick my first question. The match was on tuesday. We tape this on a tuesday night. How does bryce into shambo continue to the five the odds and become more like a good looking. Young rich professional athlete becomes more and more of a loser every time we watch him on television. You know he's just he's amazing professionally but socially incredibly awkward. He's like a less self-aware. Michael scott if that's possible. Yeah he's very. He is not self aware at all That's a great way to put it. It's one out of every fifteen. He's got a nice little clip but fourteen fall flat. I think he tries so hard. Do you think he's trying to end. Maybe i'm just completely over analyzing this and again Far be it for me to criticize one of the greatest athletes on the planet. Who's doing things in the game that we have never seen before but like just like chill out dude like be cool man. Like he's he's your buddy who when you're out like at a bar you know having drinks it's like one in the afternoon like he's cake guys watch this. And he like sends a round of shots to like a table of girls launches. Just east cringe-worthy man. He luckily for him. His career is not dependent off social skills or all that stuff. You know what i mean like. Go out there play. Golf doesn't really matter. If you're you know it's interesting no man because like so much of this kind of thing like this match right and the allure of seeing guys in golf and scene settings in golf that maybe we don't usually see. I think we'll continue to really enticing to the tour two players to broadcast entities as we move forward. And you know we've seen tiger. We've seen phil. I wonder like in the next wave. Obviously ricky has been there and there are some young guys a lot of personality. We've seen kept gun embracing obviously engaged. But i guess my question to you is. How important is the personality of the game over the course of the next decade as the viewing experience. the I guess marketing partnership experience And relationships has with fans how important will all of this be. As as the pga tour moves forward. I think it's incredibly important. If you wanna make a lot of money now it hasn't stopped bryson from getting a bunch of sponsors or anything like that. But i think what you're going to continue to see is and for a long time. Now guys make way more off course than they do on the course and as you know how you handle situations like this how marketable you are. That's really your main income. So it's one thing to do it on the course. But i do think that there's gonna be a lot of these guys coming out of college. You are going to want to brands themselves. One way or another for the for the betterment of of their careers dude. If i'm bryson's team like if i'm miss agent manager i'm calling patrick and justin read and i'm like can bracing good asshole camp this off season like i want. Well that's the thing with into total. He'll turn the thing with reid is he embraces it and he's unapologetic and he doesn't care. I feel he's bryson is still at the point where it's wife seems to embrace it with like the social media thing like you know wink wink. But like yeah. It's the fact that they've embraced. It's actually good for the brand bryson..
Caller Reminds Us That There Is Some Hope in America
"And scared. Love the show I wanted to report about the Good America parade over the fourth Small town. The first four. Float. Idaho First four floats who are the biggest greenest, cleanest John Deere harvesters you've ever seen in your life, followed by three or four big clean fire tracks, all decked out and flags. And then cheerleaders and then the middle school on a flatbed playing on their band. Uh, God bless America, uh, gives you some hope, doesn't it, Cindy? Yeah, it just it did. I just left with the warmest feeling like everything is going to be okay. I hope so. Cindy. Part of us. The heart of us is good. Yeah, I hope so. Well, thanks for your call. I appreciate we needed that producer Mike and Jim were like, Listen, such a dour topic. Take Cindy. Thank you, Cindy. We appreciate the call. I hope she's right, folks. You know, I do. But that was when I opened up the show with
Episode 215-2: Leave the Gun, Take the McFlurry - burst 08
"Mcdonalds email to its franchisees. Was basically as you said it said. You're you're voiding. The warranty on the taylor hardware which are basically required to us and you may be exposing your employees to bodily harm. Of course franchisees were would be. I guess free to ignore those warnings. Except for the fact that i think the the implicit message that e mail was that this that we don't want you using these things so you shouldn't use them right. Yeah you know it mentioned so it said that but it also mentions that it also mentioned confidential information in that You know kitsch access all of the systems confidential information and this is why again. I'm going back to your rights repair issues. These are the exact same arguments that you hear time and again from whatever that whether it's medical device whether it's an automobile whether it is a Home appliance the three legs of the stool. Our intellectual property warranty void warranty and physical harm and physical safety. Those are the three just kind of reliable like malaria. Curly of the of the anti repair argument is particularly interesting on this case about the mcdonald's machine because confidential information is is another again. I'm not I'm one of the last people to stand behind Or defense you know companies like apple and samsung but at least they make some effort right like some. Some efforts actually define what confidential information is. I mean if you look at this situation. The mcdonald's ice cream machine. They mentioned confidential information. But are there implies. It's their confidential information when really it's actually the owner of the machines confidential information but they never make that clear and so it's a it's a very interesting Head scratcher in which you like. What is going on with this machine and and the ecosystem lewis makes it while we're at it. Let's dispense with the warranty argument. Magnuson moss the federal warranty acmes. It really clear that you know you you do not void the warranty by having e either servicing it yourself or having an independent service person work on it or anything like that. So the whole you know by attaching to catch device you're voiding. The warranty is clearly not supported by federal law. But you're right. What this reminds me of. Actually a lot is the situation on farms right now with john. Deere and data that dedere equipment is collecting from farms soil moisture data weather data and sell on That deer considers it's proprietary information and in fact resells at a at a hefty profit and yet many people are like well. That's the farmers data. They should have a say into whether that gets collected and resold an and it would seem to be the same really the same question. Whose data is it. It's my franchise. My customers isn't it. My data But but apparently not well especially because it's not defined to and you know mcdonalds. John deere probably unfairly. Certainly in an unbalanced way makes the claim that it's their data. But taylor at mcdonald's in some taylor. Mcdonald's make no effort to actually define that or to try and make that argument. they just. It's very interesting. That taylor is a logo. This like nineteen seventy s or nineteen eighty s era kind of crowd. And it's like. They're they literally think they're king and they can just to create a stuff that oh by the way this void your warranty and guess. What is our confidential data. Like you know what you're not saying. This is america. You can't just decrease often have it happen. What do you think what was the response of the franchisees to that message. I guess from your standpoint as a business owner obviously it was a big blow to your business but did you hear back from them on on the specifics of that hoban who would. What do they mean at saturday dr that it was my data or any kind of questioning of that or is it more like. I don't want to kill the goose that lays the golden egg. And i'm just gonna do what they tell me to do and not ask was both. I think it was both. I mean. there's this is. It's both the same time it's like. Hey part of the system It's the system is doing a lot of things that i don't agree with but at the same time. I'm going to completely Sympathetic to catch. Because again it goes back to the rebellion of franchisees in the first place. Why would they have to you know when you when you kind of have to when you look at the existence and growth of kit which is basically a vaccine you know to to a virus that was created you have to. You can't acknowledge the growth of the vaccine without acknowledging the virus and so this this was obviously a slap in the face to the mcdonalds industrial complex that produces this machine but on one hand it was clearly a necessary vaccine technology that That the franchisees still stand behind they still use on so like use analogies and metaphors and it's kind of like being i never. I never supported the war in afghanistan right. But it's like. I'm still still in america so pay taxes so it's like on one hand you don't support this war effort and you don't support you're going there but it's like you're still part of this system and i as a citizen and very powerless to impact. What goes what goes on in washington support afghanistan. I'm not to pay my taxes. Because i don't want the money you know like i mean you can. You can certainly right. That's right the. Irs franchisees are are very much in the same situation. They're like listen we. This is their afghanistan where they don't
The WiFi Evangelist, Kevin Battistoni of Hunter Industries
"Kevin welcome to the show. Thank you andy. So let's get started kind of typical fashion. I love for you to share. Just how you got started in the irrigation industry. While betsy i had no choice i was kind of born into it. My family got their start in the allegation industry in the chicago. Land area back in nineteen twenty eight with a company by the name of mueller missed irrigation. Great grandfather and grandmother lived in the foothills of ohio. Close to west. Virginia Could make it on the farm so Came to chicago to work for family members in. I wanna say at that point. In time it was probably the forties Just pre world war two and mueller. Mr gatien was Where might it was. Actually i call on them to this day in in their garage that i did a training with their guys two weeks ago. It was subdivided into four parts. And that's where my family actually lived by. My grandfather was an unpaid employees from age. Thirteen to sixteen and Yeah he worked there till nineteen sixty one. Michael bob came to him. In sixty one said dave where starter o'hara gatien company in my grandfather was a licensed plumber Working year round raising four kids. Happy as can be was their number one service guy had all the north shore mansions you know. They love david day. He was the guy and he says bob. You don't even own a piece of equipment. He said that's no problem. I sold the john deere corporate headquarters. We have worked for the next nine months. So i don't know if you've ever seen the footprint of property they installed it in one hundred percent spray heads while now insult like the stories. I mean even run across the old systems. They sweat every ten foot length of copper in andy. There was no such thing as replacing ahead. You brought a file and brought a torch any fig while irrigation system. Probably cost more than now when you think about
"john deere" Discussed on AM 1590 WCGO
"Lowest point in its 10 year history on Lee 47% of respondents said it's a good time to buy down from 53% the previous month. The number who said it's a bad time to buy jump from 40 to 48% will. Letters from across the country have reported high demand and low supply that's driven prices up for a few able to buy a home. Real estate brokerage. Redfin says it took an average of 19 days to sell a home for most of April. That's the lowest number it's taken since it started reporting in 2012 year ago. It took 35 days. For I news. I'm Nikki Waylay. You see Double a president Mark Emmert, telling The New York Times that he is telling colleges to approve new rules on athletes being able to cash in on their name. Emmert is talking to the Justice Department in order to get the go ahead with a vote on the new rules that are currently before the governing body in college athletics. Those rules would have been voted on in January. But antitrust concerns were raised by the Trump administration laws allowing athletes to earn money on their name going to affect this summer in several states, including Alabama, Florida and Georgia, the owner of a bar in Clement's California was arrested for selling made to order fake over 19 vaccination cards. Authorities say they acted on tips to the sample King County Sheriff's Office and went to the old corner so room several times in April and before fake laminated vaccination cards. Undercover They also reported seeing at least eight others by fake cards. They returned to the bar this week and arrested its owner. Authorities say they found two more completed cards and 30 blank cards, along with a laminate er and cutting device. Some places have used to cars to allow people into larger gatherings. Was I news? I'm Kenneth Burns. Run with us on a John Deere Z 3 65 R Z track mower built for taking it easy..
The Jobs Numbers: Who's Hiring in America
"Hundred and forty. Five thousand is the number of the day on this thursday. At of course is the number of new applications for state unemployment benefits filed last week astronomically high as i think i've been saying every single thursday for going on a year now. The bureau of labor statistics is going to hit us with the jobs report for the month of february tomorrow. Another snapshot of how this economy is doing as a whole good in parts. Not so good in others. One part of the labor market. That is doing all right. Actually manufacturing marketplace's andy euler going where the jobs are. The john deere engine in tractor museum in waterloo iowa celebrates the history of mechanized agriculture but the museums hosting an event. This weekend. That is very much about the present a job. Fair randy venzke labor relations manager at john deere's waterloo works where they make those big yellow and green tractors the jobs that were currently focusing on our your general assembly. Some well living in some machining jobs. He says the company started its hiring push back in december quickly had over a thousand applicants. And we're able to fill more than two hundred jobs since then you know. The number of applications have really dropped off fact. We've received about hundred hundred ten applications in the past two weeks. He says they're trying to hire about three hundred more people by april problem is there's only about one hundred thirty thousand people in the county in unemployment is currently under four percent across the. Us manufacturing activity is up increasing three year high in february as consumer demand rebounded after the early stages of the pandemic manufacturing's been growing not quite for a year but for the last nine months. David berson is chief economist at nationwide insurance. Because it's been growing has needed workers and they're starting to run out of workers for whom manufacturing jobs or the appropriate physician and jed cocoa chief economist. The job website indeed dot com says. There's a skills mismatch between those hiring. And those seeking employment sectors have laid people off service leisure tourism and the sectors that have done a lot of hiring endemic manufacturing warehouse. Construction do require somewhat different skills and he says those industries that initially lay people off this time last year are starting to hire people back. I may dealer for marketplace a little bit lost in the news. Firehose today was data on fourth quarter worker. Productivity widgets produced for our work to is the very simple formula down four point two percent october through december the biggest drop in forty years. Not great. no but this is a little bit misleading in terms of understanding. What's going on you aren't s. Q is at the university of pennsylvania school of social policy and practice businesses that were not as productive normally just by the nature of the activity such as restaurants and so on have started reopening. So that drags down the average productivity and today's numbers not entirely unexpected. Well that's happening. There is what we call a regression to the mean. Now why are we telling you. This is amount of zilder is at the conference board. It is a basis for future living standards if productivity rises sustainably. That means that down the line Wages are going to be increasing on a more steady stable basis and so from the history matters filed this bit of context. Productivity growth was really sluggish after the great recession wage growth back then also super sluggish as well
Farming Simulator is getting its own e-sports league
"Simulator lead keeps on rambling with three new sponsors for its third season. I'm a dreams and this is the Esports minute presented by E Sports Network. Yeah. You heard me right? It's the Farming Simulator league and it's exactly what it sounds like now entering its third season than Farming Simulator league is an actual a sport they compete at events like farmcon and agritechnica with a total price pulled over $250,000 for the third season of The League the FSM as it's known to fans of digital Farm speed running has welcomed three new sponsors and they aren't just some run-of-the-mill Brad's the developer. The game Giants software has welcomed on Intel Core Teva agriscience and not know until I imagine doesn't need an explanation. I think most gamers are probably familiar with the company Court Ava agriscience is an Agriculture and see company on the atrato is a provider of servers for Gamers Club. The best part is these are the overall event sponsors the actual teams all have their own sponsors as well including a bunch of leading agriculture and farming Brands John Deere Lindner and chrome return this year alongside defending Champions Trio board Wheel Systems. That's the name of the team. The team is called trelleborg Wheel Systems. They also welcomed on new Ross. I can't it's got some money. I'm trying not to laugh. This is legitimate. He's sport new rosters represented by voltra Manitou and Rudolph hormon. We'll all make their debuts in season three besides just being a funny part of these Sports industry. I think the FSL really highlights a key lesson four Brands, even if you don't think your brand or company fits neatly into the Esports and gaming worlds. There is always a way to build me a connection with the gaming audience. You just need to know where to look for partners. If more simulator base League start taking off. This could be a way to bring in a wide variety of brands in air travel Trucking down more if they want to connect with the Esports and gaming world.
The Dignity of Work
"Guest today is Audie pen audience the principal owner of Audie Penn Consulting. He's been working in consulting for thirty years providing different services to several fortune fifty companies in diverse industries and organizations. Is Approach is a lean transformation by applying coaching. Training and project facilitation with local teams securing solid. Foundation. Audie has been most notable as a global consultant where he combines tactical leadership skills with pro processed focused improvements. Some of his clients are Caterpillar John. Deere. Martin Marietta and Han thanks so much for joining me today Audie. Thanks for having me Diane I'm looking forward to our conversation today. I am as well and we're GONNA be talking about culture in in business you know the impact that it has in. Most likely. Spending some significant amount of time talking about the current situation we were in an I had said in the introduction These episodes are evergreen and they are I think no matter when people listen to them. They're gonNA valuable information and We are recording this. I would love to say like toward the end but I'm not quite sure where we are with the whole covid nineteen pandemic and. So while there are things that leaders are going through and employees are going through therefore, companies right now I'm pretty confident that we're going to be talking about. Translates. No matter what the environment is that company finds itself. Absolutely Yep. Okay. So to start if we could. With you providing us with. A description of. Talking about the impact of organizational culture on business performance. The idea that comes to mind there is is a recent discovery of my own and I'll. I'll frame it in this language often I find. Organizations. Are Struggling with their lean or operational excellence deployments and there's a statistic that gets kicked around quite often that seventy to ninety percent of operational excellence. ORLEAN deployments end up in failure. and. My initial response to that was well, they're doing it incorrectly I need to understand why they're doing it incorrectly but I think, I've I've actually adjusted that language to not incorrectly but incompletely in, there's the connection to your question. And for me, the connection is we can do process improvement very well. But. If the rest of the organization is disconnected, the sponsors of the leadership level or the management level of process owners, then we can't sustain or continue to find ways to improve those processes in it seemed like we just continue to solve the same problems over and over again. That is so interesting. Okay. So, if I inherit you right. company decided they want to go through process improvement some area of the business, but they don't necessarily have. Complete buy in from everyone involved. So they go through the process and then everyone walks away. They go back to the way things were. Yes. Okay. So that feels to me like. The in has to start at the very top and then has to be pushed down is that A fair assessment. I would say, yes, there's there's one word though that mutiny short that is pushed because. When those sponsors and it's language that I use to refer to leaders when when leaders actually show up? and. They're clear what their organizations about what's important It's easy for organizations to align to that and questions that I ask often is how many of you came to work today to fail And no one answers the question. Yes. So I always say, well, if that's true of us, don't you think that's true of everyone in our organization we fail them by not being clear about talking about what's important.
Trump's younger brother, Robert, is hospitalized in New York
"President trump younger brother has been hospitalized in New York well the White House did not immediately release details about white Robert trump is in the hospital a spokesman did say that he was seriously ill John Deere adds that the president is expected to visit his seventy two year old brother at the Manhattan hospital today trump was already scheduled to head to his property in Bedminster New Jersey Robert trump recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of the trump family seeking to stop publication of a tell all book by the president's niece Mary titled too much and never enough surely a blur Washington
Trump's younger brother, Robert, is hospitalized in New York
"President trump younger brother has been hospitalized in New York well the White House did not immediately release details about white Robert trump is in the hospital a spokesman did say that he was seriously ill John Deere adds that the president is expected to visit his seventy two year old brother at the Manhattan hospital today trump was already scheduled to head to his property in Bedminster New Jersey Robert trump recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of the trump family seeking to stop publication of a tell all book by the president's niece Mary titled too much and never enough surely a blur Washington
Time To Reinvent Your Life?
"How are Ya how awesome is weekend? It was a lot around here. I live in new SMYRNA Beach Cherry here in Florida outside of Daytona. And over the weekend. They lifted a lot of the stay at home. Motorola restaurants stores started open. I gotTa tell you also from the beaches and it was really odd to see all these people in bathing suits and boats and stuff and headed to the beach. It's it's been so long this kind of an odd feeling actually. Don't even know what to think about it right now. Just don't know configured out though it is what it is right. Also the daily boost from motivation to move dot com every single day. No matter what you gotta figure out stuff certainly happens to make you work at it. You have dreams ambitions desires things you WanNa do things you wanna get on track or back on track with it but at the end yeah life gets in the way and we have to deal with it. There's one thing I know for sure. Life will always get in the way. They're always challenges. They always have to be managed in some kind of strange way we have to. Sometimes her head screwed on straight. You know something that I learned in the past couple of weeks and I would have been talking to it just a ton of people and this is one of the biggest lessons I picked up on everybody. Everybody has a different perspective of what's happening right now. Everybody depending on what job there in. What part of the country they live in some people are are not working at all. Some people are working endless hours. Some people are still getting paid. Exactly what they got before but they're working eighty hours a week and have no time to do anything that will frustrated. Some people just want to get back to work in the can't everybody's in a different spot and yes a lot of people affected by this virus. A lot of people have been lost in this virus so I've really gotten perspective of that just by talking to people all over the world about how were all writing this same storm. Many many different boats together and so people in small boats and some enlarge votes. It's crazy but hopefully God willing. It will settle here soon. My name is Scott Smith the founder and the chief motivating officer here at motivation. Move Dot Com. I'm sure happy you're here today. There are tons of places you could be. This is going to good place because we're talking about a little reinvention today. A favorite topic of mine and something has been a lot of time helping a lot of folks do. There is no better time than right now to reinvent yourself maybe a little better or a little different as we move forward and help you do that. I want to invite you to become a member at motivation who've dot com where we have the daily news premium version of this show which comes out Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday and the operation reinvention to you on Saturday all commercial. Free no promotions. Nothing is just pure coaching every single day. Plus the operation reinvention coaching call. Were doing zoom calls at spent a lot of fun to chat with people all over the world the Fisher Passion Program David Nugget. Email the daily text message so much energetically put together basically to do one thing. Help you stand up. Take a step and repeat every single day no matter what gets in the way. I've cut the price during this pandemic is going on. We dropped fifty percent down to nine ninety five contracts. You can cancel anytime. Never had a price this low before so if you join us just go to motivation who've dot com get started today so here we are. It is Monday and that means I was thinking about things I want to do in my life now this weekend you. I'm always talking about exploring the possibility well. I got to explore the possibility this weekend. A friend of ours owns and I'll pack a wrench to and as you said. Hey can you bring your tractor over and help me move some dirt around and you have to put some dirt and some stalls can yell at thought out and get detractors. I've got trigger and I I took my track over there. John Deere and I spent the entire day helping her. But you know what I learned. I explored the possibility of doing dirt work in a neat cool tractor all day long and I. I realized I wasn't going to be something I ever aspired to do. As a living not nothing wrong with it but it wasn't going to happen so I knew my homework. I'M GONNA look at my world and say what do I like about my world? What I don't like about my world and okay do I like to attract or work for my neighbor. Well sort of venue. She asked again. I would help but would I try to avoid it. Heck Yeah it's not really my list right now and that's all we have to do with homework. That's it. We look into our life the things that were doing the things we'd like to do things that we don't like to do things you wanna say yes to things. We want to say no to decide how we're GONNA handle it in the future when you do that when you assess how your life is going to be and you just a few minutes every single day. I like it every single day. You want so if you want to. You'd be surprised what happens if you don't do that. You'll be surprised. Ten Years Fly Pie. And You wonder how you got there. See it every day. So do your homework. If you need help remember get the perfect planner. It's in the resource section of motivation. And WE'VE DOT COM easy to find. They're just click on that and download it and watch the video. It'll explain to you how to how to hold time for yourself. Maybe you got some extra time right now you can use it so let's talk about reinventing. Costano a pretty good time right now. I mean the past month has created a nothing short of a massive disruption in our lives. No doubt about that. So why not take advantage of this journey back to normal and maybe switch things up now? This is a nonstop never ending specialty and expertise. I have done this for a lot of years really being able to go come where I am and just become something different when I want to and helping so many people do it so I have a lot of experience in this world and it's a great chance to do it in fact it's been said you've heard the phrase before never let a crisis go to waste. We got one right now right. There's a disruption right now and when something has been disrupted you have a chance to wiggle and move and shake and bake and do everything you WanNa do. Make a few changes so when he wanted some tweaks as we move ourselves back to what is going to be normal here in the future or you WANNA total reinvention. The process is very much the same use the same steps. No matter what you WANNA do. Little suffer big stuff ready number one and this is a big deal and it's usually the one that people have already done but don't realize they've done it. You must acknowledge that something needs to change. Doesn't sound like a whole lot but you'd be surprised. Lots of people are trying to fix all kinds of things and not recognize as underlying change. It has to happen so when you recognize. There is something that needs changing. Listen to your gut into crisis. We're in right now. Lives are disrupted and you're thinking wait a second. How did I get here? How did this happen? Whether it's my fault. Non My fall how could I have avoided this? How could I made it easier and that gut feeling might be telling you make a few changes so if and when it happens again you're in a different spot number to be honest your inner thoughts and your feelings are real. We ARE EMOTIONAL BEINGS. And so that's where it's GonNa come from now. We have to transfer that into logic right but they are telling you the truth. They're telling you something has to change so listen to what's in there really reading yourself. An honor what. You're feeling. Translate that into actions. You'll see what happens. So first acknowledging ing that we really need to make a change in order to get the the impact that we want and to be honest with these feelings are yours. A lot of folks will say yea. I don't know it's kind of running around my head. Coaching and work with people one of the biggest things I do is validate that feeling. Validate that thought. I tested and validated. To make sure it's real and often in the process they go out the way you said it back to me. I can see that. It's this right so honored that clearly understand why you want to reinvent something you gotTa know this now. The wise always a very powerful thing but when you understand exactly why you WANNA make some changes and really feel it. It's GonNa get you excited. And that is a power that will move you forward through the journey. You're about ready to take. We should ask yourself a favor question. I think I got this the book the One thing. What one thing can you do or not? Do that will have the most significant impact on your life. It's an extremely powerful question. You're trying to make a reinvention of yourself because if you're trying to move in a certain direction there is something you can do. It may be changing jobs and maybe starting a business may be quitting the job. Who knows what is going to be. I don't know your situation right now but there's got to be one thing maybe it's moving. Maybe it's paying off some bills. I don't know what it's going to be. But there is one thing you can do that or not do. That's going to have a huge impact and immediate instantaneous. Impact on your life. Don't be afraid of that. Go find it. Why take your time looking forward and dabbling around when you just think about it a little bit and figure out what to do? I want you to set a sprint goal. I thought about this when I wrote this down. I typically will say a ninety day goal so the at least ninety days I went to sprint toward at your focus goes in that direction. You WanNa make the change now. Ninety days is something anybody can do but I will recognize ninety days. It's a longtime particularly in the The upheaval we feel these days. So my first thought was well. Let'S CUT BACK THIRTY S. Push everybody for thirty days and do that and I like thirty days. Anybody can do thirty days so I'm going to give you a little bit of leeway here I want you to sprint for at least thirty but a fixture think three months if you can hold on for thirty days and then go ninety you will change. Your Life. I promise you a lot faster than you think it won't be the all-time
Millions of businesses expected to seek Paycheck Protection Program loans
"And right now never more obvious that the federal government is eager the state governments are desperate to support this small businesses that are shuttered voluntarily at the direction of governors and the president of the United States during the virus shattered and with no a special way forward until and F. and that's the part the gene is going to help with because it is their job is also a CPA and his hearing from his customers and he's observing the scene this is real time reporting of what is happening now with the so called carers act the week past cares act has in it moving parts but one of the parts that is most profound for small businesses is the payroll protection program that's one part gin has other parts there in an ability to give money immediately to small businesses to sustain their payrolls to keep the lights on to pay the rent to get through this period of the this month and the next months to the end of June until Congress reconsiders it's a three hundred and fifty billion dollar part of the cares act and the question was always away wondering into it's a wonderful life you know Jimmy Stewart the day the right there was a run on the bank and everybody was clamoring for their money from the savings and loan is that where we are getting a very good evening to you all right we've had our moment we are now inside of the it's a wonderful life how we doing Jane good evening to yeah we are the headline news are we this week John Deere and the fact that we talk about small business and so let's just let's let's just back up a little bit and and talk about the terror attack in the payroll protection a paycheck protection program just as a reminder to you and you know if you're listening right now this is part of the day cares act and what it what it allows is it allows businesses to receive loans from banks up to ten million dollars although there's a formula that just got it that based on your table that that dictates how much you can get and what is special about these loans is that at the end of an eight week period ending June thirtieth or somewhere in that range between February fifteenth and June thirtieth for an eight week period when
Harvesting tech shows up down on the farm as Brexit labor shortage looms
"As it turns is out that all jobs where a human touch is or has been irreplaceable fruit and Berry picking is a good example. Soft delicate fruits must be assessed zest for ripeness and then gently plucked without smashing them in a vice like grip but in Britain one looming effect of Brexit is a shortage of cheap human when labor and that spawned a new flurry of interest in robots. That can do the job. So you see that it's Reaching the stem and now the gripper cutter will cut the stem and grip the Strawberry Visha Mohana University of Essex Marketplace's. This is London bureau. Chief Stephen Bid went to see his robot in action. This is definitely very difficult. Territory for robotics These aren't repetitive. Movements in a highly structured environment as you would get in a car plant. The environment with fruit-growing is very unstructured. The robots gotta find the the fruit through a massive leaves so it needs stereoscopic cameras. David Three D. Image. It assesses the rightness of the fruit by measuring its wavelengths on the visible spectrum. It needs to deal with fruit of different shapes and sizes and machine learning going on here so it is pretty difficult to these robots. What's move with any sort of speed. I'm kind of imagining them. Shooting up and down these rows of fruit arms flinging grabbing berries filling baskets. Well they can do with that but They wouldn't be very effective they. They cannot pick as well as humans yet. They're getting there But they're they're picking more slowly than humans but they can work much longer so lacking speed they make up foreign stamina an average human raspberry picker picker can collect fifteen thousand berries in an eight hour day. The robot can harvest twenty five thousand in a twenty hour day so so slower but hard working robots also can pick at night which is not so easy for humans and that's better for the fruit because they they've been picked at low temperatures. Have they could be chilled more easily. How does the cost of these machines. Workout I'm guessing. They're expensive to buy but do they. Balance Out over their lifetime. Well this probably is the the major stumbling block in the path of this technology the Belgian company Tinian which is probably the most advanced of the European robot developers won't say exactly how much they cost which is never a good sign. They say the cost is comparable with the cost of human Picking but I've heard a lot of suggestions that One of these robots could cost as much as a hundred and thirty thousand dollars. It'd be very hefty price to pay. What Tinian says is that. They offer a complete package. They offer to rent out the equipment but one fruit grow that I spoke to said that he didn't expect Robots to become widespread in the UK or Europe until now the decade at least Stephen Beard in the UK on the robots revolutionizing farming now for some related links automation in farming doesn't just have to mean robots. Robot's there are other ways that tech continues to infiltrate agri-business here in the US. Drones can help with monitoring crops checking for hydration levels so that watering schedules can be adjusted dynamically. They can spray pesticides and autonomous tractors and harvesters could do the monotonous back and forth driving over miles of fields old. Forbes looks into this in detail and says that it's bringing the high-tech west coast and the rural rust belt together as farming tools become increasingly software independence. That old question of who actually owns them is cropping up again. Farmers have started hacking. Their tractors manufacturers like John. Deere basically lock them down around to stop what they would call an authorized repair work. The farmers the vice interview say when something breaks down. They can't get to a dealer and they don't necessarily want to pay for that. I'm Jackie Stewart. And that's marketplace tech.
Country Star Joe Diffie on Making a No. 1 Record
"Welcome to episode to seventeen with Ed. A Guy I really like and been a big fan of yours. Jody gooding here. Yeah good to see all thank you you as well you know I was looking. I know most of the stuff about you like I've been a fan before we've been able to be friends. I was just a massive Asif Fan of you growing up and so as I kind of one of the deep dive. 'cause I always like to find out. What do I not know about people coming over to the house? Right listen to this. I don't know if even knew that. Go on this day. December Sixteenth Nineteen Ninety Four. You had the number one song on the Billboard Country Charles Pickup Man. It was your longest lasting number one having spent four weeks at number one from December ninety four to January ninety five. Did you know that was today. No I didn't notice today. I knew the the rest of that. I didn't realize the data. That's pretty cool on this day. Number war yeah so for example Luke. Combs just spent three weeks at number one And that's a long the last three weeks number one especially today really big deal when you have a song this one for four weeks in in Nineteen ninety-four. What's the vibe that well I mean? It was unusual because back then you know they put out a lot more songs that the frequency of you put forth four four or five times a year and now you might have one son stays on the charts. Lingering there at some point For almost a year you know so So that was kind of weird weird part. We had to wait to see what how long it was going to stay number one before we could put another record. So did you feel like that song was going to be a number one song. I knew it from the institute after I heard it really I really do. Yeah I don't know why just something about it just you know. Have you been able to name and nail boasted most of your big songs for the first time you heard them. Yeah pretty much There was a couple that it didn't Like John Deere Green. I hated one. I heard it real. Why why well because the demo now this is a long saga but it but when I first heard it it was done by the rider writer named Dennis Linde and he had a very eclectic sound voice and he did all his own demos at his house so it had a Jew's harp planning ardine are Ernie Ernie and I was like what the heck is that you know in my producer so we'll just ignore the demo part I I'd have to add right now? That is subsequently Loved all Denison. Lindy's demos they were so cool after he got kind of figured out what was what was happening. You know my producer said listen to the words and and and I was like man. I just don't like it at all. He goes. Well I think this hit and I said well we can try you know go in the studio cut it and if it doesn't work out then we scrap grab you know so. Luckily it worked
GDP data; business investment stabilizing
"So we are going to spend a couple of minutes at the top half of the program on a slice of that. GDP data something called business investment a key although lacking of late part of what makes this economy go. Marketplace Justin Ho starts US off business investment has been shrinking for the last two quarters but last quarter decline wasn't a steep is expected. Sarah Watt House is an economist at Wells Fargo Securities. We're not seeing it fall off a cliff. Fanny means companies are still spending. But they've certainly illustrated some hesitancy in recent months. Hell says the trade war is making companies less willing to spend on expensive new factories which take years to complete today. John Deere reported at the trade wars made farmers cautious about making major investments in new equipment. Instead how says businesses are spending more on intangible items which aren't as vulnerable bolt economic cycles. So things like software research and development to help companies come up with that next big product or or idea so that's accounting for increasing share of business investment companies did spend more uncertain tangible items overall spending on equipment fell but within that spending on industrial equipment went up so depending on the buildings that House that equipment George Perks Global Macro Strategist for spoke investment group both much firmer than you expect back. Based on manufacturing industry survey that's relatively hopeful fine still businesses spent less on new commercial buildings less on transportation equipment less on new hospitals. It's a trend that reflects a broader shift in the US economy says Alex Casino at Manulife Investment Management Manufacturing has become increasingly less important as a percentage of GDP DP. I'm the services sector which is supported by software house become increasingly important while today's GDP data found that business investment is shrinking. The same report said spending ending on services is growing in New York. I'm Justin how for marketplace.