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A Tuscan Staycation - burst 03

The Maria Liberati Show

01:49 min | 1 d ago

A Tuscan Staycation - burst 03

"Even if I am not always their body, it is the place that seems to have invented the very idea of the casual but elegant simple, but sophisticated picnic grilling is part of the summer fair and Tuscany, but where else could day old bread be Sushi? US IN PANS Annella Salad? It is so uber tasty with a dash of Tuscan, olive oil, fresh tomatoes, fresh basil, and paired with a glass of Chianti were Brunello, but you don't have to venture to Tuscany, too. Tuscan try at Tuscany. homestake Haitian in create the same relaxed feeling. Try rustic phase with a few sunflowers, rightly colored plates, no tablecloth to simplify this setting and hope for beautifully sunny. Day make this a summer picnic style to quote the man who practically invented the Tuscan Lifestyle Leonardo Da Vinci simplicity is an art sharing with you to my favorite recipes for a summer station to Tuscany. They're both. Both from my Gorman World Award winning book, the Basic Art of Italian cooking, holidays and special occasions, second edition published by Art of Living Premium Media Inc, and you can get a copy on my website Marie Liberty, dot com or Amazon, kindle or many booksellers, online, or at your local bookstore to get a copy if they don't sell them already, or if you'd like to share a photo of one of the recipes here in posted on any social media or my blog comments with Hashtag Marie Liberati show, you could win a free copy of one of the books in the Basic Art of Italian cooking series. Tuscan panelist salad twelve slices of day, old, crusty bread, four tablespoons

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A Tuscan Staycation - burst 03

The Maria Liberati Show

01:49 min | 1 d ago

A Tuscan Staycation - burst 03

"Even if I am not always their body, it is the place that seems to have invented the very idea of the casual but elegant simple, but sophisticated picnic grilling is part of the summer fair and Tuscany, but where else could day old bread be Sushi? US IN PANS Annella Salad? It is so uber tasty with a dash of Tuscan, olive oil, fresh tomatoes, fresh basil, and paired with a glass of Chianti were Brunello, but you don't have to venture to Tuscany, too. Tuscan try at Tuscany. homestake Haitian in create the same relaxed feeling. Try rustic phase with a few sunflowers, rightly colored plates, no tablecloth to simplify this setting and hope for beautifully sunny. Day make this a summer picnic style to quote the man who practically invented the Tuscan Lifestyle Leonardo Da Vinci simplicity is an art sharing with you to my favorite recipes for a summer station to Tuscany. They're both. Both from my Gorman World Award winning book, the Basic Art of Italian cooking, holidays and special occasions, second edition published by Art of Living Premium Media Inc, and you can get a copy on my website Marie Liberty, dot com or Amazon, kindle or many booksellers, online, or at your local bookstore to get a copy if they don't sell them already, or if you'd like to share a photo of one of the recipes here in posted on any social media or my blog comments with Hashtag Marie Liberati show, you could win a free copy of one of the books in the Basic Art of Italian cooking series. Tuscan panelist salad twelve slices of day, old, crusty bread, four tablespoons

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Read a poem

Before Breakfast

03:00 min | Last week

Read a poem

"Today's tip is to build a reading habit by tackling a poem a day. Poems tend to be short, but can take you to amazing places. And so can help you find space in life for a little bit of beauty. As I talked to people about their schedules over the years I've learned that many people want to find more time to read. Along with volunteering and. Doing reading something that we know would improve our lives. But when life gets busy, it's easy to let it go. And once you let it go. Getting back in the habit can seem intimidating. Most books demand at least a few hours of time. Reading and little bits might not be very satisfying. Hence the beauty of poems. Unless you're reading T S Eliot. Elliott's the wasteland. Most poems are relatively short. You can easily borrow e books of poetry from your library through an APP like Libby, and then read through them on the kindle APP. Or. You can go to a website. such as poets dot, Org or Poetry Foundation Dot Org and find poems selected by their editors. In any case, you can get free poems on your phone quickly. And I'm guessing that you always have your phone nearby. And for the cause of building a poetry reading habit. This is actually a good thing. Notice when you pick up your phone. What do you do? Many people check texts or emails first and then look at social media APPS. As you find yourself doing this. Consciously clip to the poetry website or your daughter instead. In about three minutes. You can read a poem. A whole poem. which will give you at least some feeling of accomplishment? Whatever else you did or didn't do during the day you are the sort of person who reads poetry. Now, of course some poems are better than others. I've read through volumes from some of my favorite poets like Mary Oliver. Billy Collins Classic poets such as Emily Dickinson, and sometime stuff is awesome, and sometimes even with the vaster. Sit doesn't always speak to us. But. Poems do have away of going places that pros can't always follow. Dunwell upon can conjure up an image and a feeling. You can ponder that image and feeling as you go about your day. That image and feeling can take you outside your life for a few minutes. An elevate your experience. Putting a little beauty and to the moment. Not Bad for three minutes right. And as you find yourself finding three minutes here and there you'll start to see that you do in fact, have time to read. You just have to choose to do so. And so poetry can become a gateway to literature of all kinds. So today find some poetry. Put, it where you can read it. And, if nothing else, you'll end the day feeling like you put something a little special into your life.

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The author of White Rage on the persistent pattern of punishing blacks for their resilience

Cape Up with Jonathan Capehart

06:18 min | 2 weeks ago

The author of White Rage on the persistent pattern of punishing blacks for their resilience

"Professor Carol Anderson Thank, you so much for coming on the PODCAST. Thank you so much for having me Jonathan, thank you? Okay so your your book, White Rage the unspoken truth of our racial divide. Came out of. An op Ed that you wrote for the. Washington Post in August of twenty fourteen in it was trying to explain to to people but white people in particular why the why Ferguson and the protests in Ferguson were about a whole lot more than the killing of Michael Brown explain, and and so that that op-ed really came out a watching the news in the did matter which channel I. Had you know which station whether it was FOX MSNBC CNN? They were all saying the same thing. Look at all this black rage looking all of these folks bird down where they live with that. That kind of Narrative A. Lack pathology piece running in there well I have lived in Missouri for thirteen years. I knew what that state had done to black people, and that was nowhere in that that media narrative of Ferguson, so I set up to ripeness fees to put that historical perspective in there. And to make clear that. Would have said in the piece. We are so focused in on the planes that we missed the kindling. Kindling owner, those policies that systematically undermine African American. Citizenship rights their human rights. And those policies often come in a nasty way. With African Americans have made some kind of significant advancement in order to gain their citizenship rights. And Bass what we were seeing so I set out to provide that hysteria historical context with also to make clear that if we look at the policies. That are coming out of White House and Congress out of state legislatures. Out of zoning boards. The. We're having a very different kind of conversation about what is happening. Whom you're? Key paragraph in that OP ED is white rage, and you mentioned white way rage recurs in American history. It exploded after the civil war erupted again to undermine the Supreme Court's Brown v Board of Education Decision and took on its latest incarnation with Barack Obama's sent to the White House for every action of African American advancement, there's a reaction a backlash, and to read that and and I want to really get you to dive in to the more expansive argument in your book, but what I took from from just that paragraph and especially the last that last sentence I read. Is that what we're going through? Even though it is painful, horrendous horrific. In, a lot of ways. dispiriting. We've been here before. We've been through this cycle before. Yes I, and and it's the. It's one of the things that just is astounding. Amazing given that you've got a nation that seems to wallow in the language of black pathology, if only black people were. Value Education then their schools would look like that. If only black people would not be folks and we wouldn't have had the police all over them. If only black people valued property, they couldn't have nice homes in only black people if Lately if only black people were just exercise that maybe the corona virus would get them so. So you get this language of black people, just not doing. But in fact when you look at the history, you see such incredible drives, such incredible resilience, such incredible creativity. That that amassing that creativity that refusal to accept subjugation. Creates this. Anger Within the larger white community that black people will not accept, subjugation would not accept bear place. And what you see happening them. Is that as these moments happen? You get this massive. Massive backlash, I'll take Brown Brown decision alone. We Harold Brown. Because of the way that it it drove is supposedly drove a stake through the heart of Plessey Ferguson is separate but equal. After Brown, you have states that have already been organizing to figure out how to undercut the Supreme Court decision, which would be the law of the land, so law-abiding for nigger now how to undercut. Below Lane. and. They came up with massive resistance where you have one hundred one Congressional representatives signing manifesto. Saying only do everything in their power. To to dismantle to block. The Brown decision you have schools. Shutting down for years, and what these registers do. They shut down the public schools. And provided in funding for white. Children to go to school. But nothing for black children. Those white children were going to all white private academies. Think about that, so you get black people fighting for quality education. And the states rising up saying we will systematically deny your children that education, so that narrative of black with. This false.

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New 'Hunger Games' book sells more than 500,000 copies

Sarah and Vinnie

01:16 min | Last month

New 'Hunger Games' book sells more than 500,000 copies

"Hunger games the prequel it's been out for months his release last Tuesday so I guess it's been out for a little over a week I just grabbed it mmhm day before yesterday it has sold five hundred thousand copies in its first week all right bye copies at what I mean is about two hundred and twenty five I'm sorry two hundred and seventy thousand physical copies that many people bought the book I'm your stairs audiobooks sales and kindle sales that make up the rest of it and they're looking at a half a million copies in its first week crash is huge it's called the ballad of songbird instant song birds and snakes I will say that having read all the other ones loving the books not loving the movies they're fine this one is a prequel said about sixty five sixty four sixty five years before we meet Katniss Everdeen she's not even a I don't know her dad's born what a hold on him and it's the story of presidents now as as a child and it's frankly I am in I need a chance to read yesterday I had a busy day but I read for two hours on Tuesday and I just

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Amazon group that created Kindle and Echo is working on technology for COVID-19 testing

Morning News with Manda Factor and Gregg Hersholt

01:01 min | Last month

Amazon group that created Kindle and Echo is working on technology for COVID-19 testing

"Savvas on is asking the same company engineers who make E. readers and smart speakers to reinvent covert nineteen testing almost Corwin hick explains they are called the lab one twenty six hardware group and in the past they've come up with the kindle fire and the echo Alexa smart speaker now geekwire is pointing to a series of Amazon job postings in which the company is seeking new lab one twenty six mechanical design engineers to quote oat investigate and introduce new technology and methodology to enhance quality and efficiency of covert nineteen testing Amazon has come under fire from its own workers for failing to create a safe work environment until well into the covert crisis a failure Amazon spokesman Jay Carney has long denied we have instituted you know extraordinary measures in our fulfillment centers around social distancing around extra deep cleaning of facilities now the company says it will spend four billion dollars during the current fiscal quarter on covert related

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Going All In on Sleep Hygiene

Forever35

09:05 min | Last month

Going All In on Sleep Hygiene

"I love what you wrote here you do in our in our little prep document. He said okay. Gone all in on my sleep hygiene. Those words are music to my ears. Well you know I wrote this document before I went to bed last night and then last night was just in party with Mehan insomnia just a sexy dance between the two of us but it was okay. I figured it out I worked through it. I would say insomnia is probably not the maybe it is the right term but just I had a really hard time falling asleep. I could not do it last night. I did all my little things that I try but then finally I've mentioned this on a recent episode of here for you but I got mentioned again. A listener recommended something called good day. Chocolate sleep supplement candy coated pieces with one milligram of Melatonin per piece. Now got some in a grocery order. I should tell you Dorie yes I ordered it. I had done like a whole foods pickup order. Okay and I put this on my list thinking it'd be like a big bottle of vitamins. It is eight pieces of. Oh my gosh. It's so tiny. It's literally like the size of an a little cardboard box the size of an eraser that you get an elementary school. It's a very small. Wow or eight pieces of chocolate and I've already had two of them last night. So like you now loops and I just dropped. What on my desk so just FYI. I I don't know I need to do a little more research on if I can acquire more but they are basically giant chocolate eminem like candies that have Melatonin in them and at one thirty last night I took to them and that did help me transition into sleeping. Okay do you know. Do you know why you weren't able to fall asleep last night. Okay as I confessed to. You already pre recording. I was doing the thing where a looked at my phone late. Yeah and I regret it. I deeply regret it. So let me let me. May I fill listeners? In on kind of just what? I'm Lee the steps. I am taking s please. I would like nothing. So our we've talked about sleep hygiene a lot on forever thirty five and I have always found it to be a struggle and I've had sleep issues in the past and they go hand in hand with my anxiety so i. It's pretty clear to me that this is pandemic related. Yes omnia and stress like I know what it is and I do feel very fortunate that like while I do have to wake up and work and take care of my family. It's not like I have to wake up and be at an office eight o'clock so because when I used to get this kind of sleep. Insomniac used to be at work at eight and it would be this kind of like all night panic about it So so that is. That is very lucky for me. I feel like right now. That is that does help. But I'm trying to figure out ways in which to not Trigger this kind of bedtime sleeping Zayed's so the one thing I need to do that I think really helps get off my phone about an hour before I plan on falling asleep. Okay and that is hard for me because like when I go to wash my face a bring my phone okay. Do you do this studio the no? I put my phone away before I start my whole bedtime routine brain. It's like I want be looking at facebook while I'm washing my face. That's what I do. Here's what I do and like you. Can you're welcome to do or not do this? I don't care if I'm if I'm doing something in the living room like say watching TV. I will finish watching TV. I'll take one last look at my phone. And then I'll plug my phone in the kitchen and then like I'm done with the phone for the night. Ooh And I go into my bedroom. I change into my pajamas or maybe. I'm already in my pajamas. I do my whole you know. Wash my face put on my serums my lotions. I brush my teeth floss etc. Do Yoga Toes. I write in my journal I'll usually read kindle for a little bit Last night I was on my ipad looking for something but I will talk about in a little bit but I try and I try to stay off my ipad because then I get then. It's tempting to look at news websites and I don't want to be doing that and then I usually get so tired. I often fall asleep while reading. Yeah that's amazing like lights on kindle in hand and then I like jerk. Oh Okay and then. I'll put the kindle away turn up late and like really go to sleep. I feel like that's how you know that you hit Middle Age because I do that too and I feel like I would watch my parents do that and be like they are so weird though kick in their bedroom and they both leap with the lights on with books on their totally but like now we're there and it feels good and like you get why you just Kinda like close your eyes mid book. Yes I I've had that experience in my better sleep days and I and I I really admire that. You are so consistent with that that and not the just that it works but that like you. So much of it is forming the habit. And you've done that and you've done that as long as this podcast has been in existence even before you know well. Yeah I mean as discussed on this podcast. I have had to be consistent because of my sleep disorder and even though I still get night terrors. Having a consistent sleep routine does help. So did you talk to anyone. Like did someone guide you through figuring out asleep routine in terms of dealing with your sleep disorder or is this something. There's a lot of articles about it that I consulted. It's also partly why and Matt Matt and I are at odds about this. I like to have my bedroom be cave like I like it pitch dark preferably like blackout curtains. No late getting in quiet as to WHO and he likes to like. He likes to wake up with Natural Light. Which means that there's late seepage. All the time and I so yeah so so that's been that's often been a source of conflict but lake ultimately. I think the person with a sleep disorder wins out a man But yeah like some of the like I've talked about this before but like going to sleep at a consistent time every night is also very important. Yeah Yeah having that wind down period is important earplugs. I mask like do earplugs at night. I do okay okay. Do you have a certain brand of that? You like or is it just kind of like a generic drug store earplug. It's a generic drugstore earplug. I believe the one I have right now are from walgreens great shoutout to Walgreens shout to Walgreens I so I don't know I like a very loud white noise eight. Yes yes and I love the variety of white noise. Machines have cranking up all over my house. I have been finding Melatonin to be very useful and as well as reading and journaling at night. That does really kind of helped me wind down. It's the transition from phone to non phone that has been really hard and maybe I need to move my phone out of the bedroom completely. I've been leaving it on my desk. Which is in my bedroom and as you mentioned you like when we were talking about this previously I think work needs to be kept out of the bedroom but right now. My workspace is literally twenty four inches from my bed. That's very hard right now. I'm sitting at my desk and I can reach behind me and touch my bed. So that is. That is a little tricky. Like I will look at my computer and I'll think of something I haven't done for the podcast and I'll be like oh just do this one flip it. Oh men and do it. So so. That's that's hard for me to. I need to kind of start figuring that out but I will say I have been wearing an eye mask a lot more in not only is it helpful and filtering the light. There's something about the pressure of it. That is comforting. You do you experience that like the jazz header. Caress of an eye pillow against my face. I'm finding very soothing. That's very

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The Cheapskate is in the house with some killer deals

The 3:59

11:01 min | Last month

The Cheapskate is in the house with some killer deals

"Are you on the hunt for a deal? We've got rick brighter the chiefs get himself on to talk about how to get the most bang for your buck. I'm Richard Chang. And this is your daily charge. What me a rick and Dave Johnson who co hosting a new cheapskate. Podcast FOR US fellows. Welcome Hi Roger. Hey how's it going all right? Let's let's get right into it. Tell me about your new show. What can we expect from the new cheapskate? Podcast right well. First of all talk about the name. It has called. Believe it or not that skate show and You Know David I have actually known each other for a lot of years and we tend to disagree about pretty much everything so you can expect a lot of very amusing arguments on the show. Yeah Rick and I wouldn't disagree Mike if he was white out stuff more seriously. This is the time when saving money a super important and we WANNA do a show that about smart ways to save money with packages. Because you don't want to give up technology because you know dollars type thing. That's a fantastic point. I mean that's why I wanted to talk about today to get a little bit of a a preview. Tease his show I wanted to get some sense. Of what the general buying guidelines right now especially with the economy crashing. People losing their jobs folks just being forced to tighten their belts. What are some some good smart tips for getting the most out of the deal right now right so my first step is going to be the same one I always share pandemic or not and that is to always use a cashback service for anything that you are buying online? I've written about these before and I've talked about a lot about them before. But these services are can really save you a lot And I'm talking about rackets in which used to be known as e Bates There's one called top cashback. If you do a lot of shopping on your phone you'll want to check out one called. Dash and just like you use a cash back credit card for the things that you buy these services. Sorta helped you to double dip a bit and can save you an extra two percent. Four percent. Eight percents at varies from store to store. But you just kinda crazy if you if you don't use one there's there's almost no downside and it's just it's little bits of extra savings that add up over time as you shop online and so by the end of ninety days which is when the cashback payoff happens. You can find yourself staring at a nice little chunk extra cash for my part. I'm going to say something that a lot of people probably already find pretty obvious but always always always saying no to the warranty extended warranties almost never a good value except there's one big exception that I have found out the root trial and error over. The years matters is right now especially with the pandemic people are buying more and more home exercise equipment right if you can't go to the gym people aren't going out running as much. Exercise EQUIPMENT BREAKS DOWN. Right here early if you don't buy the extended warranty on that you can really really run into problems. Downstream and I think rick had the same experience I have where we have bought exercise equipment and three months six months nine months later. It's broken and you lose the whole value of it so I found that the extended warranty exercise equipment and actually really work so surprising to no. I mean these are great. Jobs are there. Are there any other kinds of things that we should avoid or things? We shouldn't be doing when looking for deals around the Internet right. So I'll jump in and say that if you're shopping for Amazon gear and by which I mean like actual stuff that's made by Amazon kindles and echoes and things like that. Never ever pay full price for that stuff because Amazon puts these things on sale all the time and I mean like every four to six weeks you know kind of sometimes for no reason. Sometimes it's because we're coming up on a big holiday like a father's day or anything like that so if you're in the market for you know let's just say let's say a new echo speaker. Whatever at UC selling at the regular Amazon price. Just wait a little while because I guarantee you it will be on sale at some point in the near future and likewise I would say that we always kind of get objective. I think about getting something Shiny brand-new in the box that no human being has ever looked at or before but don't discount refurbished year re. I are great because you can get a dramatic discounts on buying something that's referred and if it's factory refurbished often you get the full warranty. The manufacturer would have given you on a new item anyway. So there's no downside shore somebody else has lick it before. But that's been cleaned up and so you're basically getting a new unit in all but name. Dave I never want to buy anything from you ever just. Just that's why I I don't know what the products law these at these. Tips are Super Handy. I think they're they're pretty general. I'm just curious if there are anything. Anything are doing differently now in our current situation that you might not have done you know prior to this. Probably the lockdown Prior to this whole pandemic of are there things now that we should be more aware of? I mean obviously the big thing is we can no longer rely on overnight shipping or even to today shipping for a lot of things. So you do kind of need to plan your purchases a little bit more than you used to. You know. Obviously if you're shopping for a gift for somebody for example you can't just wait until the last minute and expected it's GonNa arrive in a day or two ninety to budget out a week and sometimes even work. Yeah and for my part. I'm finding that you kind of have to look around at plated other than just Amazon. I definitely fall into the trap of. I used to buy everything I owned from one place and that was Amazon and I like the one stop shopping but I think increasingly these days unique could be open to checking. That's by checking target checking you know Walmart and you know smaller retailers as well because there there are deals to be found and there's inventory to be found so that's that's a really good point we're heading into the Memorial Day weekend usually Memorial Day's great time for sales but we obviously cannot go outside to two stores physical stores to find these deals. What are some of the best online deals? You're seeing well. This is a really good time of year or things that are like furniture bedding mattress related and in fact right now. I have a story up on. Cnn that's that's Memorial Day deal so you might wanNA check that out. I'm finding there are so many deals on things like mattresses and bedding that I can't fit them all story so there's hundreds of dollars off on any of that if you've made up your bed or you want a new piece of modular furniture for the living room. Definitely check that stuff out but there are tech fields to for example. The Novo has a of laptops on special right now and there's a lot of kitchen voice. I Love Kitchen Joyce You know whether the air fryers or ice cream makers or you you name it. And there's a lot of that stuff on specialists. Well all that said this is probably not a great time of year for things like game console. So I'm not seeing any deals on xboxes or playstations that might happen but keep in mind. We're in the run up in later this year. We're GONNA see the new consoles coming out and if you WANNA get VR headset. This is probably a terrible time because the oculus quest which is via hottest headset on the market has been out of stock for months. And it's just coming back in but getting one is really just a crap shoot. Actually let me just jump in here and point out how incredibly wrong Dave is because there is one console deal. That's happening right now. That is fantastic. And IT'S THE SEGA GENESIS. Many which is one of those Self-contained all in one retro throwback console things. It's normally eight bucks but it's on sale right now at Amazon and best buy game. Stop for fifty bucks. So that's kind of a great like father's Day gift item if you're looking for something like that and I just wrote about this on the cheapskate. Belonged this morning so you can find that at CNN dot com slash cheapskate. If you WANNA check out that deal nice says as serious or a big Fan. I loved Genesis. I loved all things. Hedgehog I'll have to check that out now the real reason I have you guys on. It's not not because I want to show it's really because I'm purely selfish and been task to look for new laptop. My Wife She's not a Gamer though. I would like a PC that could run steam for again my selfish reasons but where would you recommend I look? Are there any good laptop deals for this weekend? Actually really are. I think I mentioned earlier when we were talking about the Memorial Day sale. The Novo was having deals right now. You can get like a c nine forty for five hundred dollars off. It's under a grand right now and If you WANNA go with like a thinkpad x one the the Yoga you can save a grand on that. It's only like twelve hundred dollars so again. Check out the Latino. Vote deals Article on Fi net. Because we've got a bunch of them there and I would say that is where I would put my dime right now on Memorial Day. Yeah Roger just want to add you probably know this already but for people who are listening and our maybe also shopping for a gaming friendly laptop it is super super important that you choose a machine that has a solid state drive Am even if it means getting a smaller drive for performance sake. It is going to blow a traditional hard drive out of the water and you could always add more stories later if you need to but it is really worth spending a little extra up front to get a system has a solid state drives instead of just a big old high capacity regular grass. Yeah that's that's a really good point but notre increasingly rare it actually getting harder and harder to find the laptop that has an old fashioned thinning drive in it so I kind of consider that table stakes. Absolutely get enough gate. Okay that's a

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FREE PODCAST MARKETING BOOK - TODAY ONLY!

RED - The Marketing Podcast For Experts

01:59 min | Last month

FREE PODCAST MARKETING BOOK - TODAY ONLY!

"Hey It's David is the red podcast. The marketing podcast for expert. I've announced this on a couple of the other podcast that I'm involved with. He may already heard the message into have. There's no reason for you to listen to it again. But if you haven't listen up because we got three book for you a copy of my book I just released the audiobook version of big podcast. Grow your podcast audience build listener loyalty and get everybody talking about your show. The kindle version is free on Amazon today. So do this now before you forget because tomorrow it's not GonNa be there for you. If you go to big podcast dot net slash book big podcast. Dot Net slash. It will take you to Amazon and that'll be the US store by the way this is available worldwide. So use the Amazon that you normally use and look for big podcast gory. Podcast audience build listener loyalty. Get everybody talking about your show. Podcast DOT net slash book. It should take you to Amazon Dot Com and it will give you the opportunity to go to Amazon of your choice today. You can get the kindle book for free if you're interested in having me read it to you via the audiobook version that is also free is free with trial audible works. You can cancel the trial if you WANNA keep audible. Get the big podcast audio book for free. That is big. Podcast dot net slash audiobook. Get One or get both and if you've got somebody who wants to spread a message via podcast like a co host co worker. Your boss maybe trying to get your boss to let you deal podcast. This book will help you do that. About how to grow PODCAST AUDIENCE. Big podcast dot net slash black. Thank you for listening to read. Podcast enjoy the book and will see you on the next episode.

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Generate Passive Income Fast with Tom Antion

Entrepreneur on FIRE

03:38 min | 2 months ago

Generate Passive Income Fast with Tom Antion

"Tom you have dozens of ways to earn money online with no website at all. But listen you're going to be giving away. Some great freebies is going to give fire nation all the details and all the step by step guide is so. Let's talk right now today about your top three passive ones. Yeah it's hard to pick the top three but one one that I really like Has To do with what I just told you. Buy In an e booker digital product but specifically a kindle e book now. I don't think it's worth the trouble to go to Barnes and noble nook or apple books or anything because Amazon has dominated the market and they have a program called the KDP kindle direct publishing select program where they will give your book away for free for five days out of every ninety and you say well. How am I going to make any that way? Well they gave away twenty five hundred of these books that I give away. And IF SOMEBODY BUYS. What's in the book I get six hundred dollars per year ongoing from that so A Kindle E book with a cloaked affiliate length. Now it has to be cloaked because kindle. Crackdown a few years ago. And and everybody was putting all kinds of garbage and books but if you click your affiliate link that means it just looks like a normal linked to your website. But it's looping through your affiliate link going to the affiliate an every time somebody buys something you get paid and if it's residual you heard how are we both make money that way an example of fire nation. Would it be like I recommend people visit? You'll fire dot com slash click. Now that will forward to my click funnels affiliate links. So it's not this obnoxiously. Long even get accepted and kindle If it if it looks weird like that right so you've got to have it closed in that manner so what's number two. Tom Number two would be There's plenty of places like teachable. And think if and you to me where you can create an online course once and they have enormous amounts of searchable traffic so I mean you could literally just let it go. Of course I always want you to promote your stuff but you could just make a course put it up on one of these sites. They ran all the technology. You don't have to think you don't have to program nothing it's all done for you. And of course they take a commission. But you're sitting there collecting money from working once and get paid paid pay. That's what I like number three number three. This is one if you really like to write because you gotTa do a lot of writing to get this started but Dan. It can go crazy on you. And that is hub pages examiner and another one's called Info Barra where they There used to be one longtime ago. Thanks Seth Godin had a squad do thing But this is where you put up content and then the more people read it. You keep getting paid over time and a lot of people fizzle out. Because they're too lazy to write a lot of stuff but it's you know. Some people are making five six figures a month Just from stuff that they've written and it just comes in automatically you. Don't lift a finger. You don't have to talk to anybody. It's perfect if you don't like people nats on let's be honest. You're not the kind of person that doesn't like people so I'm not sure you black people out there that you know one of the first guys. I can't think of his name right now. He wouldn't talk to anybody. He was the most brilliant marketer ever. Never Talk to anybody. But there's plenty of things like that if you're if you don't like the cell if you WANNA be mobile with this working at starbucks and and and travelling this There's all kinds of opportunities here for people. I love that

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Kevin Scott and Reprogramming the American Dream

Behind The Tech with Kevin Scott

06:15 min | 2 months ago

Kevin Scott and Reprogramming the American Dream

"Let's let's jump into the book as you said in your introduction. The title is reprogramming. The American dream the subtitle of the book is from rural America to Silicon Valley. Making a I serve us all and the book is published by Harper Business. It's available now for purchase wherever you buy books one of the first things that we talked about. Really in one of our first discussions was that You know storytelling as you say is a southern thing. Tell me the story of the origin of this book in the story that you wanted to write about. Well I've been part of the development of technology for a really long time and technology itself was the way that I was able to build a life for myself like I think in a whole bunch of ways like it really saved me as a as a kid. It was the thing that I latched onto that help. Give me something productive to do with all of the energy that I had like. I just got really lucky. That personal computing was emerging. Right at the time. That you know is Preteen I was just trying to figure out what to do with myself and I got hooked in it has served as a platform for me for building a career and for doing a whole bunch of things that I think have been helpful to other people in at least some small way is and when I look at the state of technology right now like we have never had a more powerful platform in terms of Technology. So whether it's You know like the set of things that we're using right now to record this podcast. Because we can't be physically proximate with one another. Yeah the amazing networking technology that we have right now. Like computers that let us stay in touch with one another and interact and collaborate. You do really interesting interesting. Things would otherwise be possible but like I have particularly been involved with the development of for the past fifteen years or so so one of the first big projects that I worked on when I left academia to go work in industry was the machine learning thing and I've just sort of watch this technology progress in both power and accessibility and like what I mean in particular by that is power is like what you're able to accomplish with the tools machine learning and accessibility is like who is able to use these tools to create the. It's just been on this incredible curve on both dimensions and I sat down to with you. What is it now? Two and a half years ago when we started this whole process Seems like only yesterday? Yeah it does but you know the thing that I wanted to make sure was that people understood stories of how they could choose to use this technology to help build a better world for themselves and for their communities in this very inclusive way and like I wanted to make sure that there are things about the development of machine learning and its uses that we need to be cautious about but like I want people also feel sort of hopeful about what it is that they can do with these tools. Yeah well the PODCAST is behind the tech and one of the things that I really enjoyed is learning your story. You know from Gladys Virginia to places like Illinois in Europe and in Silicon Valley. So it's a really terrific Story I want to jump into the introduction here and topic on a I in the introduction. You address the question that is on. Everyone's mind which is wind will general artificial general intelligence or Agi. When will it be available win? Will computers the smart is as humans. So I'd like to ask you to read a from the introduction which you address that question okay. Yeah it'd be happy to so even though I have neither the expertise nor the crystal ball to predict exactly when Agi might arrive. I've been involved with modern technology long enough and read enough history to know that we've often underestimated the speed with which futuristic technology suddenly arise. Avon has historically been limited in what it has been able to accomplish by the amount of compute power. We can throw a day our problems and how much time it takes for humans to encode logic and knowledge into Ai Algorithms. We now have enormous amounts of compute power in the cloud and we have enormous databases of digitized human knowledge like Youtube and the kindle bookstore that can be used to train. Ai Systems as their modern. Ai Algorithms absorbed that human intelligence to accomplish your task we imagine for ai powered systems we may achieve what Thomas Kuhn defined as a paradigm shift one which humans will either be in the loop or out which one of these options we reached depends on our actions. Today the story re craft and the principles we assert about what kind of world we want children to live tomorrow. I feel this profound sense of cognitive dissonance. The same thing that can advance humanity can also cause people distress and even harm. This book arises out of a powerful urge outfield to reconcile the two. It is an engineer's tale. Not The musings of philosopher economist or screenwriter as Microsoft chief technology. Do I skin in the game. Of course I do. But also the product of rural America one of the places most vulnerable to the dystopia in story of AI. My values and many of my earliest experiences as a budding engineer occurred in a part of America Rural America. That is most at risk. I left the rural south over two decades ago I for academia and then for Silicon Valley and the tech industry but it by core I am those people rural people and I care about creating future that values them and their resourcefulness. That's great thank you.

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Digtal Works

WCRI Flash Brief

01:53 min | 2 months ago

Digtal Works

"The life you'll start doing business finally started trying to figure what mastermind you included with the forget. Well big problem. Why is that allow people? Tend you? Well she gets over the digital aspect. What else you're looking at here People doing a PDF is actually pretty cool. Allows you to basically carry around pretty much wherever your laptop reader? Is Andy basically allows you to how a little bit more fun I mean? Let's get real every time I usually go into my collector's edition of whatever in today's problem. Guys I've got the potential destroying it. Either something as simple finger oils all over it or having spilled coffee on it unless get real if you have kids. They're looking for something you've favoring share. Some really cute aren't will all of a sudden that paper copy all of sudden become potential casualty of war? So when it comes down to it yet. Paper version is really cool. But I have a kindle e-readers or to have kids or family going cheap all of a sudden. Pdf is all of a sudden looking. Really Great on top of that. You can do a lot more stuff with digital than just the book itself. A Lotta people tend to look really interesting. So as part of their kickstart I actually applaud the imagination but electrical singer forget that people have smart electricity decorations on this March loans and buy decorations. I mean obviously the some people sub screensavers bothered various art pieces other people just simply like having something that reminds me when I was their favorite comic. And if you can basically a small piece of art like a clean out communes part of a screensaver communities wall can be part of that phone unsung level. You also got another stand. You're going to really love what you doing when it comes down to it. You start shooting business plan yeah cool. It's got that really nice taxable sensation. He's got a really great smell especially when you fresh but keep in mind digital

Ian Freed - Bamboo Learning

Future Ear Radio

05:27 min | 3 months ago

Ian Freed - Bamboo Learning

"I am Co founder and CEO of bamboo learning and bamboo learning is a startup dedicated to developing voice. I applications in education Really aimed at Children Teens and their families And we actually have five products out already. that cover range of different topics From math to reading As well as history and music so Cited to be here with you on the podcast. We'll awesome thank you so much for joining me today. And the reason I wanted to bring you on I had heard you on Colin born podcast voicing startups. It was an excellent episode. Everybody should go check it out But in that episode You know as you were describing. Bamboo learning I kinda dawned on me that this was really interesting application that you were building in so I tweeted out You know. Keep an eye on bamboo learning because I think it's one of the most interesting You know basically applications that are being built within the Alexi ecosystem. So I wanted to have you on today on the podcast. Actually kind of flesh out why I think that is. I think there's four main reasons why So I kind of wanted to go one by one with you as to I think you you all are so interesting so the first is your background in your Co Founder. Arenas background in the way in which is combining together so rather than me steal your thunder. Can you share a little bit about you? Know your time at Amazon In how that led you to Bambu and then arena in her background in education in how the to have sort of mixed together to lead to bamboo learning Absolutely so I Have been running Bamboo for about two years and prior to that had a twelve year about twelve and a half year career Amazon. Most of the time I was leading a one or more different device businesses And the last of ice businesses that actually ran were echo and Alexa and Iran. That team from the very beginning of the idea. that Really the kernel of the idea came from a review with with Amazon Ceo Jeff Bezos and We started building A team developed to develop ECO and Alexa ray around Two thousand Ten or so and Started working on that Pretty early and from the very beginning Rethought of Alex as broad based computing platform. So that's No other things I did. At Amazon I led the Amazon kindle. Business the e book reader and Also the fire phone which maybe wasn't the best Amazon hardware product but it was a lot of fun and had quite a bit of innovation in it and a number of those engineers are An end product folks are working very successfully on everything from Alexa Fire TV. We actually also incubated fire TV within my team And I was pretty adamant that the voice interface for Fire TV was absolutely critical to the today My co-founder Irina fine As much as I've spent three decades in technology she spent the same amount of time In education including everything from being a teacher of elementary school kids and older students as well. She also trained teachers at at Hunter College And she's done research and curriculum design for many many years and also worked Both for A startup in In education content development that was eventually acquired by McGraw Hill and also spent some time as a consultant at McKinsey so she has a really strong background in education and And as well as just kind of curriculum and development etc We actually know each other because she used to work for me. In the early nineties I had a consulting firm in Russia and She was one of the first people I hired there. And one of these great employees that you hire Who whatever you give them in terms of Some additional work to do she did that. And you know was done in about a third of the time of most normal humans and so gave her more work etcetera so we Probably about a two and a half years ago we started talking about. Could we combine our expertise Both her deep knowledge On Education and education theory and practice and mine on devices and Echo and Alexa in particular and create a brand new company where we could build education applications And try to create these long-form experiences on Alexa that we've as far a we've been reasonably successful at doing through Through our bamboo products.

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Cat, Mouse, Lizard, and Owl

Myths, Legends, and Fairytales of India

11:03 min | 3 months ago

Cat, Mouse, Lizard, and Owl

"The story. Alpha cat a mouse lizard. An Owl this is the story of four creatures. None of whom loved each other. Who lived in the same Banyan tree in a forest in India? Banyan trees are very beautiful and very useful and get their name from the fact that Barnabas as merchants are called an India often gathered together in their sheet to sell their goods. Banyan trees grew to a very great height spreading their branches out so widely that many people can stand beneath them from those branches routes spring forth. Which when they reach the ground bureau sit and look like columns holding up a roof. If you have never seen a banyan tree you can easily find a picture of one in some dictionary and when you have done so you will understand that a great many creatures can live in one without seeing much of each other in an especially fine. Banyan tree outside the walls of town call visa a cat and I'll lizard and a mouse had all taken up there aboard. The cat lived in a big hole in the trunk. Some little distance from the ground where she could sleep very cozine gold up out of sight with her head resting on her four paws feeling effectively safe from home for no other creature. She thought could possibly discover her hiding place. The zoo stood in a mass of foliage at the top of the tree near the nest in which his wife had brought up their children before. Those children flew away to seek mates for themselves to felt pretty secure as long as he remained up there but he had seen the cat prowling about below him more than once and was very sure that if she should happen to catch sight of him when he was off his guard seeking his spree and obliged to give him all his attention to what he was doing she might spring out upon him and kill him gets do not generally attack such big birds owls but they will sometimes. Gillam mother sitting in her nest as well as the little ones if the father is too far off to protect them the lizard loves to lie and Boskin. The sunshine catching the flies which he lived lying so still that they did not notice him darting out his long tongue suddenly to suck them into his mouth yet. He hit from the album and the cat because he knew full. Well that tough though he was they would gobble them up if they happened to be hungry. He made his home amongst the boots on the south side of the tree where it was hottest but the mouse had his whole on the other side amongst damp. Moss and deadly mouse wasn't constant fear of the cat and the L. He knew that both of them could see in the dark and he would have no chance of escape if they won. Scott sight of him the lizard and the mouse could only get food in daylight but the Lizard did not have to go far off for the flies on which he lived whilst the mouse had a very dangerous journey to take to his favourite feeding place. This was a barley field a short distance from the. Banyan tree where he loved to nibble the full years running the stocks to get at them. The mouse was the only one of the four creatures in the Banyan Tree who did not feed on others for like the rest of the family. He was a vegetarian that is to see. He ate nothing but vegetables and fruits. Now the cat new food. Well how fond. The mouse was of the barley fiend. And she used to keep watch amongst the tall stems creeping. Tell me about with her. Tail in the air and green ice glistening expecting any moment to see the poor little mouse darting hastily along. The cat never dreamed that any danger could come to her and she tracked down the barley making quite a clear path through it. She was quite wrong in thinking herself. So safe for that part. Got Her into the Harry series trouble now. It so happened that hunter whose great delight was to kill wild creatures and who was very clever in finding them noticing every little thing which could shoot him where they had passed by came one day into the Barney fiend he spied the Baath directly cried Haha. Some wild animal has been your not a very big one. Let's have a look for the footprints So he stood down to the ground. Daddy soon saw the marks off the cat's feet. I do believe he said to himself spoiling the barley. She doesn't want to eat herself I'll soon pay her out the Hon. Till we did unto leave name lest the creature should see what he was going to do and then in the twilight he said snares all over the barley field. A snare you know is a string with a slipknot at the end of it. And if an animal his head or one of his spores into the slipknot goes on without noticing it string is pulled tight and the poor creature cannot get free exactly what the hunter expected happened. The cat came as usual to watch for the mouse and caught sight of him running across the end of the bought. The cat dashed after him. Just A. She thought she really had got him. This time she found herself caught by the neck for she had put her head into one of the snares. She was nearly strangled and good. Scarcely even new mouse was so close that he heard the feeble noon hand in a terrible fright thinking that the cat was off to him he beat through the stems of the barley. To make sure which way to run to get away from her. What was his delight when he saw his enemy in such trouble quite unable to do him any harm. Now it so happened that the owner and the Lizard also in the Barney field not ready fodder away from the cat and be to solve the distress. Their heated enemy was in the also caught sight of the little mouse. Beeping the barley and thought to himself. Oh have you my little Fred. Now cat kindle do me any home why the Lizard darted away to the sunshine. Feeling glad that the cat and the owl were neither of them now likely to trouble their heads about him. The flu quietly to a tree hard by to watch. What would happen feeling so sure of having the mouse for his dinner that he was in no hurry to catch him the mouse small and helpless though he was was a wise little creature he sold the old fly up into the tree and knew quite well that if he did not give he would serve as Dino that great strong bird. He also knew that if he went within reach of the clause of the cat he would suffer for it. How I do wish he thought to himself. I could make Fritz with the cat now. She's in distress and get her to promise not to hold me if ever she gets free his lungs. I knew the cat the oh not dare to come off to

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How Can Alexa Read Books?

Voice in Canada

01:22 min | 3 months ago

How Can Alexa Read Books?

"Question's from Andrew and he writes. Hey can a person use Amazon? Lexi to read books and you know. What are the options for doing that? And I appreciate the responses from those that answered the question in the Chad. Patrick Doyle and Pete Breezy and Kathy and Rob Grant All of them through in their two cents and I really appreciate that. There are two main options to have Lexie redo books. One is to simply attach lexi to your kindle account when you do that however Lexi's going to read the entire book in her voice and privileges that can get a little bit Monotonous and particularly reading a whole book. So it is one way that you can do it. And it's totally will work but you're going to get it in Lexi's voice. The other option is to subscribe to an audible account and Amazon audible account. And this is where you can actually get. Lexi now to play the narrated recordings of books. So you're not getting LEXI's voice you're getting a narrator who has read the book in it has been recorded and now that is being played over your speaker so those are your options. You can use the audible subscription. You can use your kindle account or your kindle books and that's how you can get Lexi to read some books to you and

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James Mcquivey - Vice President and Principal Analyst at Forrester Research

The Kindle Chronicles

07:28 min | 3 months ago

James Mcquivey - Vice President and Principal Analyst at Forrester Research

"Well I'll be honest For reasons that will become pretty clear early in our conversation here I've been following this longer than most and was looking at this in January and trying to estimate the impact on our work In January. Now that doesn't take a a magician because it was already clearly a happening in China and Asia but We started modeling out in January. What that would look like for the area that I cover and then in February started to say it's not just a question of adjusting our coverage. There we we actually have to decide what new coverage needs to come into place and you know my expertise just personally over twenty five years of doing what I do is in Survey Research and I thought well survey is about as good a way to track this as we can and you know when we look at all the resources that were becoming available into late. February there are good sources public sources that survey how people feel about things on an ongoing basis from Pew to Even the the national news outlets but nobody was focused on specifically the E. X. Where the employee experience of the pandemic and we thought well. This is an area that we care a lot about. We put a lot into this research anyway. Now let's see if we can use this as an opportunity to go sir rape people who are working an ask them how this is affecting their work life now. We put that plan into motion in mid to late February. Little bit of time You know hats off to the team to turn that around so that by March second we were ready with the survey instrument that had been designed and program rammed and was ready to go and we started fielding The survey on the second and I'll just give you the background that our approach was. Let's see if we just go out to the world and say give us your thoughts about what's happening and we did. Collected hundreds of data points from about a dozen countries. Were in that first week. And but at the same time we knew and I knew as a survey researcher that I needed to have a comprehensive generalize -able data source then so I persuaded some people here to invest in a parallel fashion in a panel survey like we would use for any other traditional survey Got The budget to do that. Had that launched on March third so the same time we're paying the general population were also surveying the The panel and developing a panel of about four hundred seventy people in a three day period. That we were able to ask him questions of and Boy was amazing already in that week between the first day of survey versus the third day of survey. That's the moment Americans. Were starting to pay attention in. That's we're seeing differences in the results even between day one day through And so we knew this is something we're going to have to keep tracking and we have been and you've been in the field twice with it now. We have. We went back in the field. Two weeks later so march seventeenth to nineteenth and we go into the field today for the third wave so we're trying to maintain a cadence of every two weeks with that panel version of the survey at the same time. The Open Public Internet version of the survey is still open. Still collecting results But we're finding that the reliability we get from these panel survey is Is So valuable that we're continuing to make that investment in parallel. Well I I bet what? You've learned So far would give you the ability to help employers figure out how should they be talking to their employees about the pandemic given that? There's so much information elsewhere. Is there a specific kind of communication you're recommending for employers? You know one of the reasons we care so much about employee experience is there is a tendency in the world of HR to see employees as potential liabilities. This it's a get something on the balance sheet. Sure that you have to manage the risk around it. You have to treat them as things that you might have to discipline or let go or try to push them to increase productivity and that goes probably goes way back to the early military origins of a lot of corporate culture certainly in America but also elsewhere in the world of you know you have these recruits and you got to whip them in shape and get them ready to perform and keep them alert and so on That's not really a healthy attitude. Certainly as a culture we've evolved past been in the military itself But it still persists because a lot of the systems and policies in place are designed to approach the employees that way so for the years that we've been covering employee experience. Our whole approach has been invert that process and say let's start with the employees so when we designed the survey. We designed it from that perspective. How are they feeling about this? Their own personal safety their own concerns for their family. They're the viability of their profession. Their career how do they feel? Let's start there then. We'll expand out there and Sarah. How do they perceive that your organization is handling this are is there direct manager speaking to the added confidence in the leaders at the head of the organization to they have evidence that the that the company has a plan much less executing that plan. Well and then of course we into the specifics. Alright what is INAP- plant? What are you doing as a company? Are they providing early days? Hand sanitizer face masks. If necessary. For certain types of jobs are they mandate mandating work from home and then providing the technology support? You need to work from home for those shops where you can work from home and of course we've all seen this play out over the last month but remember we were in the field on. March second when none of this was really happening yet in the United States we were consulting with our experts are expert colleagues in Asia in Hong Kong and Singapore. Who'd been in lockdown for a month at that point? And so they they were feeding indoor survey helping us understand what what were the likely things to come next And I'll tell you we've measured exactly what you'd expect. All of those concerns have increased Everyone's concerned about their own safety. We went from for example in the first week of March. Twenty nine percent of people saying they were afraid to go to work because of the fear of exposure nanosecond two weeks later that went up to forty one percent approving afraid to go to work. And we'll tell you tomorrow that would expect to be well over sixty percents to space on what's been happening around the country With headlines coming out of New York like they are so you know knowing that that is the environment in which your employees are are making decisions about their work. That's that's important for employers to know not so that the employer can manage that liability which are that employer can partner with the employees to meet them where they are. We described sometimes as the personalization of work. You know you think of as consumers we've been able with a personalized so much you know we personalized when we When we interact with a retailer because we can do it at midnight in our pajamas. We we personalise what information we get. What PRODUCTS WE REVIEWS? We respond to well. The personalization of work is the next thing that needs to happen. And it's a very similar

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PoolCreationsInc.com | Making a Splash by WOWing Your Customers with PoolCreationsInc.com Founder, Jeff Landburg

Thrivetime Show | Business School without the BS

09:00 min | 3 months ago

PoolCreationsInc.com | Making a Splash by WOWing Your Customers with PoolCreationsInc.com Founder, Jeff Landburg

"Yes yes yes. And yes now kindle for today's show I do not want you to fill me. I want you to film the Glorious Pool so you have to get out of here and go film the pool because on today's show we're talking to a man who's making a big splash in the also pool industry. Jeff Landsberg welcome onto the lifetime. Show how are you sir? I'm doing great. I appreciate yes. Can I am so fired up to have you on the show in Devon is it okay if I tell you a little story that are you. Are You Mike? They're doing okay. Is it okay if I tell you a little story? Go for it okay here. Here's a little story. My wife and I we decided we were going to put a pool outside which kindles filming right now and I am. This is how I roll this Devon. I like to call a lot of different people at one time. I like to call four five six vendors. Whatever true I do if I'm going to hire a key employee interview ten people for the position if I'm going to hire someone to remodel a house salt of the interview five or six contractors so I asked multiple people who I like and trust Said who is the pool. Guy That you would recommend and do you know. Do you know Devon did the name I kept hearing over and over and over and over. Who Was it by the way around those fantastic youthful? I kept hearing that Jeff. Lindbergh was the guy. He was like the Unicorn. Now let me tell you who all said he. I should use this guy. Dr Joe Lie and did you build a pool for Dr Joe There? I did did April call you or did Joe Call You. I believe Joe Is when initially contacted me but then we met with April to make sure. We're doing exactly what she wanted. I WanNa make sure shows hip compliance. I'm not asking for any more secrets. They're all I can say. Is that April once. She heard that Joe had recommended you. She got on the bandwagon and she goes no no no. No no no no no no. He's the best like you need to stop talking to other people and you've been around misled by. She's a dentist. She's a hardworking lady. And you know when she's passionate about something. I mean she was like stop. Don't even stop the conversation. Stop talking to other people and I'm like April. Let's your wonderful client. I did her wedding years ago. I'm GONNA keep shopping. I just saw I called asked for other references and then Dr Kirkpatrick who works with Dr Lie. He recommended you and then somebody at the. What is the golf course? What is the golf course in a Wassot Patriot? Golf course those guys recommended you and then somebody who I knew knew. Somebody said that you built the pool for Shangri law. Is that correct? That is correct. Yes sir how in the world have you built such a great reputation or are you paying these people? Unfortunately that was a case we'd been out of business a long time ago. Okay well you're having a lot of success now so I wanNA start off at the very beginning. What was your life like a growing up as a kid and you know where. Where did you grow up? Actually I grew up in the East Tulsa area in a town cockatoos which is where we still live and it's actually our businesses located. I'm one of four brothers We were a I would say low to middle income family and what that equates to basically is. I fortunate I was the second oldest brother so I only had to wear my older brothers. Close unfortunately my youngest brother. He had four groups close. Oh wow the time it got down to him and that was Kinda how it was back in those days but but we learned early on that my parents care of our needs but any time we wanted something at that point we had to go out and we had to work for it. What did your parents do? My Dad was an instructor at a at an avionics school here in Tulsa and my mother was actually a nurse. So when did it occur to you that you wanted to become the pool guy you know because a lot of people out there that don't ever unfortunately find they're calling or something they enjoy doing? A winded occurred to you. I love pools. Well it's it's a little bit of a story if I can kinda start at the beginning and you can make a short story long if you want to. Because that's the podcast and our listeners. Love the story so you can give it anyway. What happened was whenever I graduated high school. Actually join the military. I went to the Army Aviation Division of the military went through my training and when I got out of my training I was nineteen years old and I was in the army reserves. And I didn't know what I wanted to do. I thought I wanted to have an aviation career but the more I looked into the more I thought well. I'm not sure that's right for me. And so it's kind of ironic. Because my brother was the store manager of a local company here in Tulsa and said. Hey we're hiring people. Would you like to come to work at this company and I said sure why not you know I? I wasn't afraid of work and so I went to work. There is actually as a laborer digging ditches for this company and I ended up staying with this company for ten years really. Yeah and I worked my way up to a foreman with the company and at that point I was twenty eight years old twenty nine years old and I had an opportunity. Economy tanked a little bit in Tulsa. This is back in ninety eight or nine hundred ninety. Excuse me and so a friend of mine was a ups driver and he said. Hey you know what? Why don't you come dry forests because we hire people at Christmas time? You know Christmas drivers for the extra load and so I actually went to work for them driving back in nineteen ninety and they hired me permanently as a ups driver. I did that for two years driving. And then the next six years I wanted to management with them and I was actually in operation supervisor for ups. What did you learn at ups? I've read case studies about ups. I LOVE UPS. We WE GET PACKAGES. Devon the ups packages delivered every day. No Yeah I'm always high five in my guy giving I love that guy. What did you learn during your time at? Ups You know. The biggest thing learned there was how to run a company efficiently especially when I got into the management side of the company. It's a joke when you go into management. Ups If you cut yourself you better bleed brown if you don't believe Brown. They don't want you in management and that was kind of the joke. I think they were kind of serious too about it at some point so but that was kind of how it got along with their but at the age of thirty five years old my wife and I've been married for probably a year to at that time. I always kind of look over at her to confirm everything correctly but I decided I did not want to be part of Corporate America got. I decided and my wife. She was in corporate America too. She had quit her job About six months earlier she a lifeguard in corporate America actually. She has been a lifeguard at this time. She was a vice president for a computer training center in Tulsa got it and so anyway so whenever I told her I said you know what I said. If you want to quit your job Stay home pursue your career. Because she's an accountant she's GonNa take on accounting with different companies and stuff. I'll continue to work for two more years and then at that point we'll make a decision what we WANNA do their life well unfortunately or fortunately have you. WanNa put it about two months after that promise I made to our came home and said guess what honey. I just gave my thirty day. Notice it work and I'm I'm leaving. Ups really and so. You didn't ask her about this. I I don't know if she shaking your head. No so I'm going to say I did not is that a pro tip. Is that a pro tip. Are you recommending for the listeners? Out there to not tell their spouse before they switched careers. It's always better to ask for forgiveness than permission. Okay now I want to ask this because I started my first business. When I was sixteen years old and my parents basement we started what became. Dj CONNECTION DOT COM at the time it was called CMS DJ service. So I don't know I don't really know what it's like to not have my own thing on the side when I worked at Applebee's target and direct. Tv I always worked. I've always had my own thing. Was It scary for you? With what the age of thirty five starting your own thing. And how old were you now? Thirty six I was thirty five years old when you started your own thing at the age of thirty five. Uber had that thought of what have I done just about every day every day. So how did you go out and get the funding to start the Pool Company? Well what we did was Since I've been a management at ups for six years. I'd acquired some stock that was part of the Management Center program that they had and so whenever I left. Ups cashed all that stock in and we figured we could survive on it for probably maybe six to nine months then at that point if things were taken off we were. GonNa go to the line. So how did you? How did you avoid the super? How did you get your ten customers if you can remember well what we did? When we started the company I started out subcontracting to other pool companies. So I I knew how to tile on knew how to excavate a tie rebar so I thought hey I can market myself to these other companies until I can kind of get a foothold on the industry and get things going on our own and I thought why could do that for several months where we did it for about a month then at that point then someone heard about us and next thing I knew we had a pool sold and then another and then another. And then another it just snowballed from there.

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How Sleep Can Be the Missing Key To Your Success

The Small Business Radio Show

09:09 min | 3 months ago

How Sleep Can Be the Missing Key To Your Success

"Sleep so often overlooked too when it comes to performance of a business people and folks in general. I think for the last as long as I can remember until really recently in the last couple of years conversation seems sorta about it. It's felt like the thing that people think they could cut. We all know the experience even probably from childhood when we had a bit of time when he was in We needed to make sure it was live on time. You might stay up early. Stop NATO should say get up early to do it so I think it's one of those things that most of us get into a habit of of counting at some point relatively early in our life and maybe it works on a one-off basis that we start to think that maybe that's a small thing to do. Well do we cut it because we actually can get by for a certain period of time really with a lot less or without it? I think you're right. I think if you cut it for one night and say you have USA. You enjoy h how it's suppose you had maybe six for night so long as you catch up all have a pretty solid eight hours or mole the next night. You should be fined. The problem for most of this comes when we cut it every night and then we can catch the weekend and things like that so I think you're right. I think cutting once in a while most of us feel doesn't do any So what does your research show about people that don't get enough sleep. My book is a fusion. If you like of my own experience and Research For my life and a lot of reading and talking to others as well and what it shows is that much as. I've already alluded to that. The first ninety s fine but the back you start to suffer physically and mentally and of all the parts of the brain most affected by lack of sleep. The brain is the one that suffers the west and work. Sheri's off I. It's also the parts of the prefrontal. Cortex THE PART OF THE BRAIN. That does all the stuff of leadership stuff. The main management of key activities that people running small business for example need to master. That's why you get affected quickest. So ironically People sort of sort of people listening to this show who are carrying the burden of running their own business and often thing that maybe cutting sleep too smart. It's very area of the brain that they need most where Sleep is particularly vital because in today's society we don't need rest of our bodies because it's not like we're out in the fields working all day right. We really need the rest of our mind. And that's what sleep enables you to do because I know what I don't get a good night's sleep like last night my mind. The next day is just jumbled. It seems like when I get a good deep sleep and I have. Some great dreams almost relaxes my mind in kind of washes everything out for the next day because I often think the best way to describe it to be the first three or four hours of sleep is a physical recovery. The next three or four hours is more like the mental recovery and a lot of people think they can get by on for the and they can just sort of luck themselves around on a daily basis physically They they they can actually still function not optimally but they can function whereas those of us that really try hard to get seven to eight hours sleep. No the benefits from a mental point of view and it certainly a number of things go on in the brain when your sleeping and one of them much. You're listening to is that you start to integrate your new learnings from the day before. It's almost like you're operating system is up a nightly basis right exactly. Well I also your memories off filed property as well to go hand in hand with that so hopefully you know we learn things where most of us aspire to be lifelong learners. We learn something every day and night. That should then be properly integrated into our knowledge of the world and we can better do different. People actually need different amounts of sleep. Because that's what you hear a lot of like I only need four hours or I really need eight hours. Whatever that is or to human beings really need all the same amount or is it depends on their age Areas when you will in. I'm typically talk about adult sleep when you are a child. You need a lot You know maybe this need. I'll try eighteen hours a day when when I first born and then gradually fourteen year old son who I know observation leave. I also know from reading. He needs at least somewhere between nine and maybe ten and a half hours sleep to function at his best for adults. It's typically seven to eight hours Maybe slightly more based on all the research that is that is being done. It doesn't seem to be that old people necessarily need less sleep the challenge for people who are retired and maybe become sedentary often don't wear themselves out of the day They don't get enough sunlight and actually generally by date. They stopped to sleep worse because they must tied as they they might be The other thing to note which is linked to what you're saying Various that there are definitely locks and owls in this world on that she's a genetic thing so if you're someone who loves the early morning and maybe wants to get to bed a bit The other many other people is part of your your. Dna is part of the way. You're wired I'm a LARK. I know hours five hours. That's pretty very annoying. The other one is always been up in the morning but actually wants to leave the party. Early I mean I'm neither a Lark Owl. I like to sleep. At least eight o'clock they had like a bit eleven o'clock so I don't know what that makes me what Giles one of the questions. I go ahead. People exactly jobs is this really vary by culture isn't a cultural thing. Do Asian folks European folks are American? Folks are South American folks. Does it vary by the kind of culture brought up with the way you approach sleep. I think so in terms of time. certainly living in an people live in Barcelona for example where they always go to bed. Feddie Nice that's the culture and the way the work. I don't think that from a if you like from any other reason for that role in the cultural have it. I don't think there is in terms of the like the genetics between people living in different coastal world. And what do you do when you have particularly bad nights like so for me? I usually have pretty good sleeper but recently I've had some really bad nights and you always want to reach for that Ambien to as the solution. What should you do this multiple things? You can do If he'll challenge is getting off to sleep so you just come in and get your brain is wearing and just can't get to sleep taking taking Bob's example epsom salt ball for any other sort of natural oil or salt. It's a fantastic way of relaxing. That's one great way to get to sleep. Another good way to read and read paper or maybe a kindle but something with low light and make sure that you leave your devices your electric devices and smartphones and ipads and so forth out of the bedroom and look for some lost our so before we get something else. I've used recently. Which really helped me again like you. I'm not pretty good sleep now but I still do have nights when I find difficult is something called White. Hit a blanket. You may have hired about these these Blankets specifically designed to almost simulate what it was like a child when you had before you go to bed or even in the old days when we sent in Europe used to always have sheets and blankets do base you got ta Ta very very tight when he kind of replicate the same thing and they should be somewhere between seven and thirteen percent of your body weight. So I'm just over ninety kilos and I've got a nine kilo blanket on that that's fantastic. I particularly find if I wake up in the middle of the night which is kind of the common thing along with Obviously when I go to bed I WANNA go back to sleep and I really make sure I get a good second part of the sleep. Is it. Well what I'm using that.

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"kindle" Discussed on The Kindle Chronicles

The Kindle Chronicles

11:58 min | 7 months ago

"kindle" Discussed on The Kindle Chronicles

"And then I'm just going to can lend limited so okay so I just click that button and so so now it's part of and I do subscribe to some of the other newsletters from Amazon. And now that's activated as one that I receive but now does it turn orange if I've selected or if I haven't selected own Orange if you have I don't right now okay okay so I think I was actually subscribed so that's not weekly. It doesn't seem like shows. Does it show up just occasionally about once a week does okay. There's different versions of it. That go out depending on different customer groups right and so if I subscribed to it I'm going to see things in the newsletter glitter that take into account how actually using my kindle unlimited subscription but the other thing I'll say is we want to show you that right because we want it to be customized for you pull we also hear from customers is. She'll be something different. That's why apart it kindle limited not to just read one kind of book but to have a little bit of the freedom Without necessarily to spend more money but I can browse different categories. I personally have used the service that we hear that from customers as well. Yeah one thing. I like about the magazines that show up. You've got two different views. One is sort of the kindle view. It's just the text and and you can Read it like you would a kindle book and then the I don't know what you call the other view it looks more just like a pdf of the actual magazine page. What do you call those two views? Let's the global view. Yeah refillable is more like a reading kindle book it did doesn't have all the art in it and then the other one is like a page view that looks more like you're just looking at the print magazine replica. Yeah yeah and I find it. Nice to be able to switch between those two views because sometimes it's it's pleasing to see how magazine it's taking the time to lay out an article. But then other times I just want to read the words and I. It's my choice. I can just switch between the two. You said that the magazines start showing up at twenty sixteen so three years. Here's what kind of customer reaction have you had Two adding magazines too can limited because your reaction has been positive. We know with magazine editions and all of the other additions editions that we've made people like variety they they. I remember one customer anecdote that I got was. It's it's just nice to see different things coming in. That's what keeps the program fresh exciting and we you know that's what we're working on as well. Yeah exactly now another thing I don't. I don't think I noticed when it happened when Kennel Unlimited started I think it was just available in the US. But at this point I take it. It's available overseas as well. Yeah it's available thirteen marketplaces so UK. Germany France Italy Spain India China Japan Brazil Mexico Canada in Australia and so in each of those markets the kindle unlimited selection would be in that language and tailored to the readers in those markets as soon correct and then when customers sign up. They're paying in their local currency. Reut interesting I think one challenge I felt in in Kimberlin unlimited is just knowing how many things I could take advantage of in read but how to find them. You know. There's some general all categories. But I think sometimes I'm thinking well who are the Jodi Pico or or Andy we're level. Authors versus there's many authors that would be less well-known because they're coming in through kindle direct publishing. I assume so. What are some of the ways? The team has come up with just to help a busy reader find what they might really enjoy reading and kindle unlimited. Yeah so a couple of things. I talked about the newsletter. That's one one is just the storefront storefront right. That we're constantly curing so Amazon dot com slash kindle limited that will be that storefront another thing that we know we hear from customers and we readers as they like you said they really WanNa find their favorite authors. So we've worked it. Integrate kindle limited with different features in the kindle store in Amazon John so I'll give an example of one that centers around authors. Today if you go on to say a book Page on Amazon Let's let's say you go wolf by Hugh Howey name is a hyperlink when you click on his name you go to his page and when you go to his page page you have the option of following him as an author so there's a button called follow the new follow author. You're basically saying I'm interested in this author author and if you're a kindle unlimited member when that author adds a new book to Kindle Limited you'll hear from us they're in-app notification or in email now and so it's pretty cool when you you know give us you follow all these authors that were able to tell you. This new book is in the service because like I told Oh you were working really hard to add new books of the service all the time. Oh that's smart and you would alert me to the fact that not because you might have book that isn't available through kindle unlimited and you only use that notification for me if it was one that was well I would tell you. He has a new book available. But I wouldn't say that it's in Kendall unlimited unless it is oh I see right yeah cool. That's good any other tools that that we can use to get the newsletter you get the the storefront and the notifications anything else that helps people find. Ku books that look. Yeah you know for e reader customers and in-app customers we have one curated view called based on your reading and Kendall Unlimited and so you'll see again books that are in the program that we recommend to you based on books that you read in the past I I personally get a lot of recommendations out of that particular. We call placement. So that's another one to watch out for out so in the APP or on e reader we have lots of customize recommendations for customers. So that's another place that they can go to to refine on my iphone kindle APP. Where would I find find that now? Did you discover K. Discovery. Yeah Yup Oh then there's can limited so tap on that uh-huh and that's showing me new notable but also there's that's telling you the storefront okay. Oh that's just just that's my That's another way to get a storefront when I'm actually on my device and if I was reading My fire tablet a AH Kendall. BUHL combined fire tablet. There'd be a similar way to navigate to the kindle unlimited storefront correct. Yeah all right this is good. This is good glad. Go Ask all these questions can be power user for New Customer right so new when a new customer signs is up we also have a selection of three to five titles right right in there sign up flow that we think that they'll be interested in so they can immediately at least start picking a few books for and to start their membership. Okay and you're going to be able to suggest those based on what what they bought for other books or we can suggest based on what they've done in the past weekend suggests some things that are popular from other readers. Lots of different ways is that we can do that now. It's still nine dollars. Ninety nine cents a month as it was at the beginning and and in terms of break even I guess that kind of depends on the average cost of books that If you if you bought got them instead of US them through kindle unlimited you'd be buying them and you might have some sense of how many books you'd have to read in a month in order to make k you break even but would kind of guidance. Do you give customers on that question. I think it's you know. Obviously it's a very personal decision. There are books and Kindle Limited that are nine ninety nine so if you just read that that book like you're good the editing I'll say is we have a thirty day free trial we have other introductory offers so for folks who are just trying to figure out whether this is the right service for then you know you can do that at a lower price point right. I am matched by this time. You know the most common reason somebody tries is a thirty day. Subscription to kill limited sticks with it I think in my own case I like it as a way to kind of. It's like a long sample audits. It gives me a chance to try books without buying them book by book. So it's not really turning out to be away. That did I read a lot of books but I'm using it more for discovery. Is that a common reason that people are attracted to the program and stay with it. Yeah that's one reason Another one is while the books that I I love these series. Kendall Limited has lots of series and that's valuable to me. I love it for trips. That's when I do a lot of reading at I don't want to think about the price tag on every single purchase that I make I just want to be focusing on trying different books. I feel less guilty. I don't like something because you know I can. I can quickly go to something else. There's so many types of readers. There's so many reasons and so we're just trying to do is make a service. That's really valuable compelling to delight readers. My wife is a veracious reader of mysteries and I assume that you've got a robust library in that Joe Ruble at what can you say in general terms about how How much good stuff a mystery lover is going to find a Kennel unlimited? It's definitely one of a popular genre within the service. So I'd love to get her feedback. Doc Tell her she can tell me how we're doing. Okay Good I. She's she's a little shy when I say hey I want to see what's on your kindle so I can talk about on the show. I don't always get a positive reaction from that so I'd have to couch carefully Well now one thing that I think is probably still the true as it was was it with the beginning of kindle unlimited this that None of the big publishers were making their titles available. Is that still the case. Now we actually have had participation dissipation from big five publisher. One example is harpercollins and we have other publishers. Well that have been Involved in the program like Houghton Mifflin Norton and open road are other good examples and some of the Well maybe the big four there are some that just aren't participating at this point. That's right okay. I suppose you'd say ask them. But what's what's your sense of why they aren't participating. We might all authors and publishers to participate in Kendall Limited. So I guess you're right lead we probably would have stuff okay and Amazon. Publishing books are available. I assume yeah. All of those are incandescent limited. Well another Thing that your general manager of his prime reading launched in October two thousand sixteen. What what does that program so prime reading is a benefit for prime members? So if you have a free membership you have access to over a thousand fee books six audible.

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"kindle" Discussed on The Kindle Chronicles

The Kindle Chronicles

07:14 min | 1 year ago

"kindle" Discussed on The Kindle Chronicles

"Had Gone Go. What does the kindle chronicles about learning around new contract candles yup that was my two youngest grandsons and Suns Jake Five and Ryan three who are here at Ocean Park with us and they were helping note that today July Twenty six is actually the eleventh anniversary of the first episode of the kindle chronicles which I recorded at this very desk looking out at this very ocean Russian in this cottage so eleven not that huge around number so <hes> rocking to dress it all up as a major anniversary but it was fun having kids out there on the beach helping me to celebrate it it did prompt me to go back back to the first episode on July Twenty Six two thousand eight <hes> and I'm going to play a little bit of the start of that one at the start of this and the way I concluded that one in between you're going to hear an interview with A._G.? Riddle WHO's new book. The A solar war is quite powerful book. I enjoyed reading it and enjoyed having him on the show again to talk about <hes> the the book highlights human struggles in the near future sometime in the future but but they sound very much like what we're going through <HES> and we can watch on the T._v.. Any particular day including this week even if you have a united enemy you still have these differences. You know you still got to Kinda. Come together and work together to overcome your problems albums. Also this episode I will give you my take on the new all new kindle oasis as oasis threes the third iteration of oasis. They're calling it. The Generation Ten oasis. I have a review copy and I also bought a cover for because it turns out there. One of the significant changes in this oasis is how it works with the cover but first let's return now to yesteryear July twenty six two thousand eight and the birth of a new podcast <music> welcome to the kindle chronicles a podcast about the kindle. This is episode one. I'm Julie and this is a new podcast and I'm creating in addition to to other podcasts. I have the Audio Oh pod chronicles.

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"kindle" Discussed on The Kindle Chronicles

The Kindle Chronicles

07:34 min | 1 year ago

"kindle" Discussed on The Kindle Chronicles

"Hands with her partner. We're seeing tents. <hes> I guess you'd call sort of wind breaks had like clam shells kit anchor down into the beach. We've got one of those too good for a windy day. Today is kind of a windy day. I tested this so I hope that the sound of the wind is not going to be too distracting for listening to those interviews I will admit to some anxiety as I ventured out on this project to just go walking up to somebody on the beach or sitting there in their bathing suit and say I I do a podcast about the kindle. Can I talk to you and I <hes> I chose. It was my equipment in a way that would signify that I really am doing something of a technological nature. I've got my eye rig microphone that attached to the iphone and then I also brought my kindle paper white with me to sort of <hes> show my credibility as a as a kindle person I did have I think three people maybe four declined to be interviewed. The first two people I talked to were from Quebec and ah they said that they were not so comfortable talking English although the woman when she was turning me down her English is very good. I made a gentle cle- that having an accent on the podcast would add to the appeal but she declined and then <hes> there was one guy and one woman <hes> pleasant kind but just did not have any interest in talking to a stranger who had brought a microphone to talk to them while they're sitting there on the beach enjoying the day enjoying the reading. I am pleased that as many people spoke.

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"kindle" Discussed on The Kindle Chronicles

The Kindle Chronicles

07:34 min | 1 year ago

"kindle" Discussed on The Kindle Chronicles

"Hands with her partner. We're seeing tense. <hes> I guess you'd call nerd sort of wind breaks had like clam shells kit anchor down into the beach. We've got one of those two good for a windy day. Today is kind of a windy day. I tested this so I hope that the sound of the wind is not going to be too distracting for listening to those interviews I will admit to some anxiety as I ventured out on this project to just go walking up to somebody on the beach sitting there in their bathing suit and and say I I do a podcast about the kindle. Can I talk to you and I <hes> I chose. It was my equipment in a way that would signify that I really am doing something of a technological nature. I've got my I rig microphone that attached to the iphone that I also brought my kindle paper white with me to sort of <hes> show my credibility as a as a kindle person I did have I think three people maybe four declined to be interviewed. The I do people I talked to her from Quebec and AH. They said that they were not so comfortable talking English although the woman when she was turning me down her English with very good I made a gentle cle- that having an accent on the podcast would add to the appeal but she declined and then <hes> there was one guy and one woman <hes> pleasant kind but just did not have any interest in talking to a stranger who had brought a microphone to talk to him while they're sitting there in the beach enjoying the day and enjoying the reading. I am pleased that as many people spoke.

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"kindle" Discussed on The Kindle Chronicles

The Kindle Chronicles

16:22 min | 1 year ago

"kindle" Discussed on The Kindle Chronicles

"About mom and a daughter and their relationship and just the ups and downs novel or Yeah Yeah Yeah sounds like a good beat it is it is and I'm almost wants done it then. I'm going to have to find something else and my wife is close to being done with the book. No I'm just not supposed to talk to her till she finishes it but you're what seventy eight percent are you reading <hes> on this at home and other places Lord sometimes paper have my kindle APP on my ipad <hes> but the IPAD I can't see in the sun so that's why I love the kindle. On where do you find the difference reading the kindle APP on the IPAD versus reading on this <hes>. I'm just this is in backlit so I can read it easily down on the beach and just at home I happen to have the <hes> the kindle APP on the IPAD and their children some color and it's a little easier to follow a link to the Internet and stuff exactly right. I can go to the Amazon store if I need to Yup and are you ever reading paper books. He says I just told her when I finished this one. My niece gave me one in. It's a paperback so I might bring that down to the beach. When somebody gets my father.

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"kindle" Discussed on The Kindle Chronicles

The Kindle Chronicles

04:20 min | 1 year ago

"kindle" Discussed on The Kindle Chronicles

"And I got him a new paperweight the recently, I guess within the last month and he had a kindle voyage before that he turned into a great kindle lover. He doesn't have a smartphone. He's kind of prize himself on being a not an early adopter in any sense. But he does love his kindle. Well, it's fun. When somebody like that can teach me something about the technology of the kindle because Jack just mentioning casually Skype conversation. We had the other day said, you know, the type was too small in the paper white. So I just spread my fingers on the screen, and the type get bigger, you know, I might have known you could do that at some point. But I had forgotten it. This was like new information that he was passing along to me. And I assume it works the same on the other, Ian kindles, but if. If you're in the book, and you want the font to be a little bigger, you can tap on the top and pull up the menu and tap, the the AA, and you do the usual steps or you can simply put his fingers close to each other spread them, and that will make the type get bigger, and it will bring up the bar that lets you set the font size precisely you know, you hit plus and it goes over little bigger little smaller. I was curious if this would also work on my fire, tablet, or my kindle, Abba, my iphone and didn't so in spreading on the screen reading a book on those two devices. You don't get that same handy benefit of being able to do at the doing the kindle, I brought to Amazon's attention from time to time that I wish there was a little bit more uniformity among the various kindle reading devices because when reading kindle book, it just seems like it ought to act the same as much as possible on any of the devices. This would be one of those cases. Where something if you're used to spreading your fingers to get the font larger and your kindle and you switch to an iphone or a fire. It's not gonna work that I think is a bit of a flaw not a huge flop but a bit of a flaw. There was a problem. I heard about from John Dewey listener, John Dewey wrote. Hi there land, I checked out one of your kindle reviews from some time ago that was probably on YouTube by done some reviews of the new devices when they come out John said that he's having a terrible problem. Retaining his highlights. And exporting them, he says the system doesn't seem to work well or consistently, and I think from reading his account here that when he exports from his kindle, you go to notebook and you export your notes. He's getting a different list of notes and annotations than the ones that automatically appear at redone, Amazon dot com slash notebook. And that would be a problem. I tried to replicate it on a book that I'm reading and I had it on the paper white. And I just exported the notes that resulted in a list of the annotations for that book that showed up as an Email, and I compared that list with what I saw for that book. At redone on dot com slash notebook. And they were identical. There was you know, same number of notes and highlights. So I couldn't duplicate the problem that John says that he had I may not be understanding xactly what he said. But if you've had any experience like that where you're getting a different set of annotations sent out by exporting versus what automats shows up at that webpage. What you give me an Email at pod chronicles gmaiLcom? Maybe we can help John solve his problem. My guests for the interview this week AG riddle came down with a bad flu bug, just as his latest novel winter world was released last week that may we had to postpone our conversation a week, and he sounded much better during our Skype conversation on Wednesday March six that was eight days after he published winter world, it's the first of new series involving global ice age in the near future and an attack from space. We last spoke with Jerry riddle in August of last year about his two previous series origin mystery and the extinction files, which he self published in Seoul, two million copies worldwide as you will hear winter world is the first of new series, titled the long winter..

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The Kindle Chronicles

01:41 min | 1 year ago

"kindle" Discussed on The Kindle Chronicles

"Best kindle, direct publishing. I'll have. Lincoln the show notes to page Amazon that describes the book called dashboard, I've always wondered if authors ever used the information that we can send to them via kindle or tablet as a reading a book. If you find an area, you can do a note that ends up flagging Typos or other problems. It might be that this new interface will make more likely that the information will actually help improve the quality of e books on the Amazon site. I've asked a couple of authors. I think in the past if they're even aware that readers can do this, and none of them had ever received any information that went into improving their books sometimes when I receive question from you pass along to my contacts at Amazon, this doesn't always result in definitive answers. But it's always worth a try. I received another message from John Sullivan a couple of months ago, he wrote the following my daughter's gave me an echo dot for Christmas. And I started using it right away for the news weather. And playing background music while working I investigated musical apps and found pitch pipe to be useful. I play sex is there an app out there. That will duplicate what my phone app. The amazing slowdown or a ST will do AST allows import of songs I own and can change the tempo and the pitch. The key. The song is in I play with a number of rock and roll folks and need to transpose to learn the solos. So I can play them in the Qatar key on my Alto. Sax. I Email the developer Rana music dot com and learned they have no plans to link to Alexa, and we're not sure it was possible..

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The Kindle Chronicles

03:21 min | 1 year ago

"kindle" Discussed on The Kindle Chronicles

"Just talking to somebody about this this morning, Laura. Hellers the fella Forbes contributor, and we were talking about it. We're just come in and scan your app like you get on an airplane walk in take potato products shelf than you walked out. And it's it's it's it's beautiful. It's designed always joke. It's like seven eleven had baby with hoses. It's. Yup. Universita? It's it's everything you'd expect experiences quick and it's fast. And if you know, you're busy urban professional, and you need somewhere to go on your work or are on your lunch break at work or before. Or after you know, you're done before you start your day or after your day. You know, it's really, you know, it's really the perfect use case for you. And so I think there's a lot. So I think the experiment now will be aware are those use cases are they urban? Are they suburban are they airports? They other is like I said, but the other thing that I think if you're a student of Amazon as you look back in history is what else will they do with this. And so the question that I have is will they will they use it to? Drive the infrastructure through others to provide until experiences, which is what they've done in the past rise what they did with their ecommerce portal. It's what they their browser. So why would they not potentially do that same thing with the platform? It is Amazon go and check out through technology. Do the parallel with the trajectory for books because Amazon started selling books, and when they started the kindle, Katie p very poaching started the same day that kindle is introduced a now they kind of own that creative part of the self publishing industry. So with with go or they possibly following that same template of starting something out for their for their own retailing activity, and then turning it into a platform that becomes an even more powerful generator of presence in profits. Yeah. I think that's a really that's a really interesting. I never thought about that. Instead of looking at kindle as a precursor for how they're thinking about it. But I think you're I think you're potentially dead on because you know, if I look at what is the Amazon, not have Amazon, you know, doesn't have a lot of physical retail experience. We talked about two thousand eighteen the first year that they're trying to do that. And so then you'd ask the question. Well, if we're not good at that. We don't have that in our background. Why don't we let other people be the content creators just like they would with books on what great physical retailing is unless provide them the tools, and the background to be able to do that. So you know, if you look at it that's right in the eat those. That's right in the wheelhouse of how Amazon their business in the past. Yeah. I think I think that makes a ton of sense. I had not heard about this seven year old who's selling twenty million dollars worth of toys, and how that provides a possible clue as to what might be had to pay paint that scenario. Yeah. I think that's it goes along the threat that we were just talking about. I think you know, what's really interesting in a colleague of mine Carter Johnson, Billy outlaid this for me. It's really I have to credit him. But he always taught this point. I got that three thousand foot stage view of it is he always talks about the horizontal line of commerce, where you you actually have commerce on the one end, which was us Amazon is an example..

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The Kindle Chronicles

03:21 min | 1 year ago

"kindle" Discussed on The Kindle Chronicles

"Just talking to somebody about this this morning, Laura. Hellers the fella Forbes contributor, and we were talking about it. We're just come in and scan your app like you get on an airplane walk in take potato products shelf than you walked out. And it's it's it's it's beautiful. It's designed always joke. It's like seven eleven had baby with hoses. It's. Yup. Universita? It's it's everything you'd expect experiences quick and it's fast. And if you know, you're busy urban professional, and you need somewhere to go on your work or are on your lunch break at work or before. Or after you know, you're done before you start your day or after your day. You know, it's really, you know, it's really the perfect use case for you. And so I think there's a lot. So I think the experiment now will be aware are those use cases are they urban? Are they suburban are they airports? They other is like I said, but the other thing that I think if you're a student of Amazon as you look back in history is what else will they do with this. And so the question that I have is will they will they use it to? Drive the infrastructure through others to provide until experiences, which is what they've done in the past rise what they did with their ecommerce portal. It's what they their browser. So why would they not potentially do that same thing with the platform? It is Amazon go and check out through technology. Do the parallel with the trajectory for books because Amazon started selling books, and when they started the kindle, Katie p very poaching started the same day that kindle is introduced a now they kind of own that creative part of the self publishing industry. So with with go or they possibly following that same template of starting something out for their for their own retailing activity, and then turning it into a platform that becomes an even more powerful generator of presence in profits. Yeah. I think that's a really that's a really interesting. I never thought about that. Instead of looking at kindle as a precursor for how they're thinking about it. But I think you're I think you're potentially dead on because you know, if I look at what is the Amazon, not have Amazon, you know, doesn't have a lot of physical retail experience. We talked about two thousand eighteen the first year that they're trying to do that. And so then you'd ask the question. Well, if we're not good at that. We don't have that in our background. Why don't we let other people be the content creators just like they would with books on what great physical retailing is unless provide them the tools, and the background to be able to do that. So you know, if you look at it that's right in the eat those. That's right in the wheelhouse of how Amazon their business in the past. Yeah. I think I think that makes a ton of sense. I had not heard about this seven year old who's selling twenty million dollars worth of toys, and how that provides a possible clue as to what might be had to pay paint that scenario. Yeah. I think that's it goes along the threat that we were just talking about. I think you know, what's really interesting in a colleague of mine Carter Johnson, Billy outlaid this for me. It's really I have to credit him. But he always taught this point. I got that three thousand foot stage view of it is he always talks about the horizontal line of commerce, where you you actually have commerce on the one end, which was us Amazon is an example..

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The Kindle Chronicles

04:40 min | 1 year ago

"kindle" Discussed on The Kindle Chronicles

"When you describe the different genres that you put together at strikes me that the traditional publishing world is much more liable to pigeonhole a book and say, well, you know, we've already had two dolphin books this month or something and your ability to just let your book, fill whatever interests or categories make sense that that that seems to be a benefit of this way of publishing. I think you're exactly right. Because I mean, it's a very bureaucratic system. Right. And so you have people that aren't writers and what they need to do. They need to categorize and they need to sort organize. And you know, they've got a lot of books deal with. And so, yeah, I think you're exactly right that they would put it into a specific category or classification. Yeah. And I don't think that it ever would have gone anywhere. Even if it was accepted by somebody which I think that alone would have been a long shot. So yeah, I mean without without Amazon kindle, in fact, I'm still only on kindle, I've got creates space. So, you know, it's it's the the paperback version of Amazon, but yes, still doing so publishing. I probably ninety five percent of my books are all kindle books. I I got it through kindle unlimited. So if somebody scribes that way, and and if somebody subscribes to your book that way, do you get the same amount of money as if they buy an e book copy of it forever. You don't you get paid e paid a little bit less, but you do get paid. You get paid for page. Read. I see which you know, if you in the old days. If somebody actually borrow the book, and you'd get a certain amount of money, and then they turned into the canola limited. And then they would give you some amount of money somebody download your book, then they actually found that a lot of people were kind of game in that system. Yeah. So they were do whatever they could just to download the book, and so Amazon change they changed it a few times to make it fair and fair and so now the page per page. So if you write in interesting book, you'll get paid better than on interesting book because people will therefore rate more of it. I say, yeah. But yeah, I do get paid. But I get paid a little bit more. I think if people people by. Yeah. Well, let's talk about mosaic the book that it says on your website. You're ninety percent finished. Maybe after today's work you're up to ninety one percent wins that when is that coming? What's that going to be about? I am. I am way behind mosaic is funny. I've had so many people Email him God. When is the next? Coming. I cannot stand. I'm like, I'm sorry. I it's it's a big book. It's probably going to be over six hundred pay very big story. It's taken the along time. I have to them hoping to have it done. At least the the draft done within the next two or three weeks and part of it is already in editing, which is good news. And so I'm hoping to actually have an online and available in the very beginning. Or at least the first week or two of January button gonna big kind of ground swell of of. And. People saw really trying to get it out soon. But I obviously don't want to release something if you think it's it's not quite reading here. That's one of the you might not have imagined. When you're putting published author in your bucket list is fans turning into kind of terrorist on behalf of you finishing your book. Yeah. That that that is the last thing a new writer ever would've actually drained off. And it's it's a good and bad thing because you're having to try, and, you know, respond to these people, but just wanna read a book that all imposter syndrome. You know, who I am? Just the guy that interesting waiting a one here. Right. But it's it's it's so unbelievably gratifying that you know, it's like anything that you do. Right. Whether it's. You make anything or any job that you do for? It's so gratifying when it is it's appreciated and evaluate just nothing better. Yeah. I have been speaking with Michael c Grumbly author of the breakthrough series. Thanks very much. Michael murray. Walk them. In content. I'll mention one list of books and one new podcast about books. This is podcast. It's been.

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The Kindle Chronicles

02:55 min | 1 year ago

"kindle" Discussed on The Kindle Chronicles

"I'm Jessica I'm supposed to be. So it's a it's it's a very strange and very surreal feeling, and if anything that makes makes me feel grounded. It's actually hearing back from people and in hearing how much. And I mean, I if anything makes me feel like. I've done something. That's that's probably. Yeah. For sure. You have done everything through kindle, direct publishing and create space. What what's been the kind of platform that you've used to put these books out into the world. It was KENDALL. So when I started this, I mean that was another part of that that the bucket list that was kind of out the motivators I been reading about you platform on the kindle that Amazon released. How interesting was I'd read about some other people that had done it that that sounds like that would be pretty simple. Because at also I've been pretty familiar with the the traditional route in terms of what it takes to be noticed by an agent or publisher is a Nubia writer and the old traditional route. And it's very hard. You've got gotta be like a lottery, weather, that's essentially what boils down to. And you know, you you you get shot down so much that it's it it, really. It doesn't just humble you it depresses you head you tried some of that that traditional route with some of your earlier writing I done just a just a few just a few. I think when the book had come out, but I actually done. I read books about people who had done it. I had friends who had done. It had some short stories that I'd written with a friend, and we were gonna try and do something like that. I think we we have different contests and whatnot in just became very clear that this is a very difficult again. In fact, what's interesting that most people probably almost nobody knows about about the breakthrough book is that I had written. I as a screenplay. Oh, long before I wrote repes- a book, it was probably several years before that end in intact. I had gotten it option. Then hollywood. Never ever came of it. But you know, it was that kind of pop deposit. The reason I had done that is because I knew how difficult it was actually published. Yeah. So I thought we'll maybe it's a screenplay and that I went back, and I turned it into a larger book is always wanted to. But by then the app, so the KENDALL was out then I put it on the kindle. And it's such an easy process that that anybody can do to Tomase him what Amazon has done in terms of opening doors for people that otherwise never would have been able to step through XM, honestly it without Amazon and kindle, no one ever what to read this book. I don't think what made it onto the desk of anybody the end, I think part of it too..

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The Kindle Chronicles

03:16 min | 1 year ago

"kindle" Discussed on The Kindle Chronicles

"Readings from Cambridge Massachusetts. This week's guest is Michael c Grumbly. A former information technology guy who's bucket list included, writing and publishing a book his breakthrough series a blend of science fiction adventure romance, some others Janas features to very smart. Dolphins named Sally. And Dirk, and it has been so successful. That Michael is now able to work fulltime as an author honestly it without Amazon in kindle knowing. What to read this book? I don't think it would have made it onto the desk of anybody. Also this week. I will tell you about my test of the all new kindle paperweights, waterproof capability in the chilly Atlantic Ocean. And we will check in with the latest from q two or maybe it's cute two and q three Amazon's headquarters. I up in news is the rising rumble of rumors and stories based on people familiar with the matter about Amazon's H Q to decision which has been promised within fifty two days. That's how long it is till the end of the year. The Wall Street Journal reported that the company is actually planning to divide HQ two into two equally sized smaller locations. The top three candidates peer to be northern Virginia, New York and Dallas. There have been a good number of stories criticizing the assumed decision that seems Ted premature to me I think there's going to be plenty of time to weigh in on the choice once it's actually announced. I would get a kick out of it. If these leaked stories turned out to be incorrect, and Jeff Bezos is intuitive decision at the last minute is a shocker like, Pittsburgh, or maybe Newark, or maybe both people criticizing these leaks stories have called a kind of a bait and switch. Or an Amazon con that they promised to do headquarters fifty thousand new jobs, and now they're saying they're going to do just to smaller ones, and they get all these cities excited about it. I have a feeling that if an Amazon it said, we're going to be awarding two cities of office headquarters that have twenty five thousand jobs in each they would have been able to generate quite a bit of interest as well. And the other thing which is evident from the Wall Street Journal article is the idea that over the period of time over a year since Hammas on started this initiative that they're thinking on what is the best configuration for the headquarters has evolved that wouldn't be a surprise. And also, the labor market has tightened. So that the source of the Wall Street Journal is saying that one of the big factors is that if they have to very large offices than they can draw on two different labor markets, and obviously one of the biggest aspects of the right place to locate. These facilities is can they attract the technical and software and engineering development talent that they need for future growth. The period of speculation is going to be over soon. I'm quite sure. And then we're really going to have something to talk about Amazon did officially announce something this week. Namely that free shipping will be available starting November fifth with no minimum purchase on orders. That will arrive in time for the Christmas holiday. I imagined that most of you listening to this podcast our prime members as I am..

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The Kindle Chronicles

02:26 min | 2 years ago

"kindle" Discussed on The Kindle Chronicles

"I like all of your content and yours is one of the first podcast I listen to each week. I think if you weeks ago, you ask for days for new features on kindles, and I would like to suggest a countdown timer and accumulative timer. So many schools and reading programs require parents and kids to keep track of their reading time. And it is always a struggle to do that. I think this would be a great feature to add and maybe opened up the kindle to a new group of readers that would appreciate the feature, Roxanne. I think it's a great idea rocks and I sure that's the case that people are being assigned the task of reading for certain period each day. And if that was built in aspect of kindle in the app, so it would be pretty cool. And finally, here's an Email from Dan Campbell and California Highland just heads up in reading some recent kindle discussions folks are. Saying the kindle world scout programs are no longer. I know you tried scout some while ago. If I remember I did try scout that was Amazon's experiment in crowd sourcing the finding of books to publish a. They published quite a number of books, but they're not accepting any more submissions for the program. There is a link where you can go and see books that were published as a result of the scout program, and they have a lot of convenient ways to categorize it including which books ended up being the most pro popular. It's another example of them is on doing an innovation, trying it for while and not getting stuck with it forever. Perhaps the use of it diminished on the part of authors submitting it and any event. There was a lot of books that were published that way that I'm sure reached audiences that they wouldn't have otherwise reached. Dan continues since my wife and I recently moved boxes of books are heavy. I haven't been able to listen to each t Casey episode as faithfully as I want. So I don't know. You've already talked about this meaning the kindle scout now, kindle worlds. That was, I think, fan fiction where you could write your own contribution to a series and the authors would make it possible to do that without any copyright problems. And that again is another experiment which has run its course. Dan says, I did listen to the university show what fun. You're right, that kindle technology is pretty much the norm for us aficionado. So transitioning to a few more author interviews works well trust you Darlene Claire are well in our new house. Janice has her own quilting room..

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The Kindle Chronicles

01:43 min | 2 years ago

"kindle" Discussed on The Kindle Chronicles

"Instagram, dot com. Slash Len Edgeley and since my bed in ocean park looks out to the east, I get a good view of the sunset. Each have get very picky. If if it doesn't paint the sky in the low tide flat complete colors, I just roll over and and don't rows myself to go take a picture put on instrument, but thanks for mentioning that l. he continues one of the things I find interesting was addressed by several of your correspondence last week. This is an relation to the tenth anniversary. I read most things on kindle and increasingly. Use audible. Often, those formats are used jointly through whisper sink. In fact, I find myself urinated when whisper saying is unavailable and I have to keep track when going back and forth. Occasionally I end up with a paper copy. Also, the electric versions are especially helpful for my aging vision yet. I still get the to sit down with a book in quotes. I was especially interested to hear the relationship between John and formats both in individual preferences and sales numbers to the extent those are known or shared. I'm also becoming more custom to e book resources at the public library after trying library access and finding overcomplicated. I recently learned about Libby the app from overdrive and have had better luck with that. The IOS app, that's I phone ipad is very user, friendly and manageable. I have used it as a reader audio player and have also used it to download borrowed books from Amazon. I have found in my library at least. That availability sometimes limited and you'd better be ready to drop everything when a wanted book becomes available..

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The Kindle Chronicles

01:44 min | 2 years ago

"kindle" Discussed on The Kindle Chronicles

"They think what you're probably by Amazon yourself published on not not even close. I, they, I couldn't do one tenth of the stuff that Thomas immersion does for me when the other big differences that I appreciate people listen to this show. I know preciado his that Thomas Mercer the other Amazon publishing imprint. They published the price e books at, you know, under five dollars, reasonable. There's kindle unlimited. And a lot of that I assume means that compared with your publishing with Shatin and Simon Schuster, a larger proportion of your books maybe are being read as kindle books because the pricing is so sane. Yeah, that that's very true. I very large portion. I boats radish kennel books, but by here's the more important aspect of that, I get emails constantly. I'm constantly from readers who will say things to me like I am. Going through cancer treatment. And I read seven books week, and I was so grateful that I was able to find your for four ninety nine because I can't afford to spend twenty five dollars on ten books. I get. I get those emails all the time. I'm not exaggerating. I get probably five. Six may be PanAm month. People who will say to me, I must shut in in in Kansas City and I don't have any real outside interest except reading, and it was so nice to be able to download your book and to escape from my problems for a while. And you know, for off of, that's incredibly are warming and it's incredibly moving to to to to realize the power of book..

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The Kindle Chronicles

04:23 min | 2 years ago

"kindle" Discussed on The Kindle Chronicles

"Interesting if I'm still around in twenty five years to see what changes have happened, could swing back. I suppose it seems like it's it's trending toward one direction. The idea of the physical classroom right now is just like physical newspapers is, you know, it's a little bit to say, danger now might silent alarming, but who would have thought. Ten years ago that so many physical newspapers in the top twenty five circulation would be on who would have thought that online education, which many universities including mine are pushing again because it's more tuition dollars, and you know, there's not as much physical space needed at cetera, and you know, so we have the advent of the massive online. Organizational courses or the mooks. So. Part of that fascinates me, you know, someone who was alive and Senate in July of sixty nine when men landed on the moon. I mean that to me, that's a big thing. I don't know the kids think about it today, so right. So to see these changes in one way is really kind of amazing as a student of history. And so that's why I again, I say these things that I'm saying aren't meant to be saying that one is bad and one is good. Yeah, I have my own beliefs about what might be affective and again, how I prefer to teach. Right, and which is one of the reasons I'm stepping away. I'd like to scratch my own little maybe point my own efforts into an area that might give more regular satisfaction reward. One thing I noticed I haven't followed it in too much detail over the past ten years, but the promise of digital textbooks always seem like, gee, that ought to be something that's useful. And Amazon came out the kindle DX the large eating kindle. I think they really made a push trying to get that adopted and universities. It seemed like it. It didn't meet their expectations. The kennel. DX is no longer. Do you have any sense of what they did wrong with the DAX or what a really successful digital textbook might look like compared with the ones that have been tried so far? As I recall some of the commentary when the DAX came out and I don't know if it was Nielsen been the Olsen and probably several others that did surveys studies on the usability factor of the DX. But one of the things that I think I recall reading in the. If I didn't actually read it, I would surmise is that in classroom use of things for no taking or reading or referring to something. I think it's a lot more difficult than most people might imagine too. If you say turn to page forty, seven on a paper book, people probably gonna get there within two seconds, five seconds. If you say, refer to page forty, seven and one person has a DX one person has an, and so the ability to get that information is going to be somewhat difficult if you have to use a reference to a word to enter a search field and you don't know how to spell it correctly. In terms of the, I think part of it was just the usability in the classroom for rapid response, getting everybody on the same page so to speak. I don't believe I'm pretty sure that those didn't have any sort of stylus input. So that's right. If you were taking notes, you would still have to have some form of whether they'd had that funky little chiklis keyboard in the bottom of which is not a fast way to type. No, no. So to put an abroad caps, like think the DX was had some usability issues. I know that we've talked in the past about devices like the entourage edge, which was to screen device on on Elsie. Tablet. There was a program. I don't know if you've ever looked into it. Never the product never came out, but it was the the gadget world was gadget. Junky does a buzz about the Microsoft Currier, which was that it was a device that also it was a two screen device..

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The Kindle Chronicles

04:39 min | 2 years ago

"kindle" Discussed on The Kindle Chronicles

"Well, I compared x Ray on a kindle book on my iphone with x Ray on my kindle oasis. And also with my kindle fire HGH and the these aren't dramatic differences that the the main thing that's obvious is that along the top, if you open an x Ray page, you're reading a book that has x Ray these sort of the bones of the book. They help you keep track of characters, really a handy capability that was on his added to kindle reading under the new. I o s version the only three tags up top are all items. People were terms and if you click on one of those three, you'll see things on the current pager reading and then also a whole list in the book. Now, if you look at the same kindle page on an oasis, there are more choices along the top, and it's not obvious to me, which is the better way to set it up along the top of the kindle. In the same thing as the true for the fire under x Ray, you'll see notable clips. People turn. Terms and images. And again, separating from this page and the whole book, I suppose it's clearer to have just the three categories all items people in terms that seems a little cleaner. And the notable clips is I think, sort of confusing category of information that I haven't really used myself. I suspect that this version of x Ray is will populate across the other devices and it it. It makes me wish that Amazon would not have different versions of tool like x Ray on the different devices. It seems to me that's not very user friendly. If I use something like x Ray and I switch from my iphone to my kindle or my fire it, it just seems like there's friction there to say, oh yeah, on this one, I have some other choices compared with the other device. They're all on devices. They're all kindle reading. Why can't they all operate the same on a power. To like x Ray. My guest this week is Jim Jones and associate professor of management at the university of Nebraska at Omaha since Darlene. And I spent a fair amount of time in Omaha, visiting her sister, Deb, and her brother, rod and family. I've had a chance to visit with Jim for coffee and kindle, talk numerous times in the past decade. We usually meet it at a coffee shop named scooters. But for this record a conversation, he drove to meet me at Deb's home in the punk, a hills area of northern Omaha. We'll pick up the conversation where I asked, Jim, what has changed in the students that he's seen in his classrooms in the past twenty five years? Well, one thing I think I can put it this way. It's kind of a reciprocal issue when I started. Obviously, I had no experience. In fact, I made a joke my very first class. I thought it was that. I want you to. I taught an evening class for my first after noon class, and then the afternoon class, I said, I want you to know that this is not the first time I've ever taught this class. So now that the bad news last night was. Got a couple of chuckles, but actually what I found out was that it's probably not the best thing to tell that the room that you know your rookie in this because sometimes what I found over the years is that we might talk about this in a bit, but. The expectation of students maybe every generation says this, but I found in my later years, it's really felt almost more adversarial that. As opposed to saying, I like helping people reach a path and goal now, very often. I think we're seen as an obstacle in the way of getting that grade which help at the promotion and so forth. So I think from my early years, the lack of experience was a problem with engagement. And in my later years, I said, as I say, the the classroom has. The deserve the students, what their goals are, don't always mesh with what my goal is. So what I've tried to do over all those years is. A series of things. Some of which lifted for my time Gallup such as asking students would name they like to be called. I mean, there was a lot of research. The was conducted at the time and still does that shows that just by calling person, when is your full name Leonard? Okay..

Ray Jim Jones Omaha Deb Leonard Amazon associate professor university of Nebraska twenty five years