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The Case for Inflation
"For today's show. In addition. We spoke to two economists. They talked about their fears of inflation in the long term in the medium-term and right now and we will start with right now. Komo srikumar runs a macro economic consultancy. Three kumar global strategies. And when we spoke to him he had just got home from vacation road trip from new york to california. Restaurants are packed. Even middle of restaurants are all back to a big surge in demand for everything you could not have in the last year. Did he find it hard to book a hotel on a road trip. Yup yup hard to book up. The prices have doubled or tripled the room that you would have two months ago. Double or triple for a hotel room during. I hope you've booked your summer vacation accommodations yourself. I have not anyway. Apparently that is the situation right now. And the number. Seeing the consumer price index the index that tracks prices across the country and inflation. Does back that up. We as a country are undergoing a post vaccine price bump at least in the short term. But where this gets. More controversial is the medium-term with high inflation will persist and criticizing free childcare and free community college and all that stuff wrapped into biden six trillion dollar budget plan. It's not necessarily when you friends not popular views. That is correct. Would you like us to put you under witness protection to do we give you a pseudonym. I hope you don't have to do that. But let me say this. You cannot popular at all times. You have to say a number of things which are unpopular connel's popular argument is this. He says look at history. Look at what happened. In the nineteen seventies we have not seen both government spending and a central bank so willing to stimulate the economy by so much since the seventies like that six trillion dollar budget by president biden and the fed also saying it will keep interest rates really low for a long
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The Latest: India sets record of 386,000 daily virus cases
"India has set another global record with over three hundred and eighty six thousand cases in one day according to Johns Hopkins University as thousands across the nation mourned their loved ones the health ministry reported in you said to death bringing the total to two hundred and eight thousand one relative outside a hospital in Maratha bad was inconsolable after hearing of the death of his brother okay bit because there weren't enough oxygen supplies to keep him alive another man Rajat Kumar Singh said his father passed away in the hospital when I read that in the ward my father's dead body was lying back one else what had happened there was no one to inform us and later when I spoke to a nurse that she told me that they ran out of oxygen supply in the morning as well as oxygen shortages in just pandemic response has been marred by insufficient data an online appeal signed by over three hundred and fifty scientists almost the government to release data about the sequencing of virus variants I'm Karen Chama
Federal Reserve Gives Brighter Economic Outlook
"The dow closed at a record today. Thirty three thousand fifteen after the federal reserve said it would keep policies in place to support the economy through the recovery fed chair. Jerome powell said the fed expects to hold interest rates near zero thru twenty twenty three and we continue. Its bond buying program the s. and p. five-hundred was also up three tenths of a percent and the nasdaq reversed earlier losses to end the day up. Four tenths of a percent. Here's our markets reporter earth ram kumar with more stocks rose wednesday after the latest signals. That the fed isn't going to take away the punch bowl. We've seen a remarkable rally in stocks tied to the economy shares of energy producers manufacturers smaller companies. And that's why we saw the dow eclipse thirty three thousand and close above that level. For the first time today investors are really expecting the deployment of more vaccines ultra low interest rates and more stimulus from the biden administration to power economic boom. And there are these concerns out there that have been looming but right now. That's the most important driver. So that's why we see the blue chip stock index continuing to march higher.
Senate Ends Hope for Significant Wage Hike
"So we got the senate doing their senate thing today. Right to vote a rama. There's all these amendments and there was standoff happening in something that happened there today. A seven democrats and one independent who caucuses with democrats joined with republicans to shoot down raising the federal minimum wage to fifteen dollars an hour as part of the biden cove. Relief package among those democratic. Novo's joe manchin of west virginia. Chris coons of delaware. The moment that really stood out was when arizona democrat. Kirsten cinema walked up to cast her. Vote miss cinema cinema. No out she represents arizona. Maybe that was a homage to the late. John mccain. Who famously did that to that. Repeal vote but that full thumbs down from arizona helped end hopes for a really big wage hike that the congressional budget office says directly affect seventeen million american workers on a bringing maria. Teresa kumar co founding president and ceo voto latino fetchacure former senior adviser senate democratic leader harry reid and current advisor to bernie sanders. Faz let me start with you. I want people to understand this. Vote before we analyze us. This was a vote that was going to fail either way. It was essentially a symbolic message. Vote because it needed sixty votes filibuster -able so going into this. Everyone knows it's not gonna be talking to pass. No republicans are going to vote for it. So it's a free ride. It's a layup you get up there and say yes. We want to fifteen our minimum wage. So it was very very surprising to me. A lot of people to see democrats eight of them in the caucus vote. No what is your explanation. Of course you've got to go back in history. A little bit where. President obama suggested raising the minimum wage to ten ten. It was hillary clinton during the two thousand sixteen campaign who suggested raising it to twelve. It was bernie sanders. Who's been pushing along with you to raise the wage to fifteen dollars an hour. And as a result of that we have gotten a lot of progress in the democratic caucus and not all the way clearly and painful. Chris you take senator cinema arizona's got a twelve dollar minimum wage. And in fact if you look at raise the wage which gradually raises the minimum wage to fifteen dollars over five years it would be at twelve fifty by year. Three which is where harris zona is so many ways it doesn't really impact arizona and yet you have center for cinema denying many people. Millions of people around the country are arrays of their wages. Maria wha what did you make so. I used to work in congress. A- as a hill staff for a long time ago on preparations and this was fairly unusual. Because what those eight did was say. That they were not going to deliver the biden agenda in the biden administration. Right now is going to figure out how to channel little lbj and demonstrate that there are consequences when there are not voting down for the presence agenda. As you mentioned. chris. This was a layup but i have to say when we when we witnessed this thumbs down by cinema. I think for a lot of folks people felt at at odds because when john mccain did it it was to save healthcare for millions of americans when she when she did today was turned down. This idea that there was going to be some sort of economic closer to economic committee. For millions of americans and fifteen dollars has even fifteen dollars does not keep pace with the with the inflation rate of the nineteen. Seventies the raiders really. I established it was perplexing on many many fronts but this is an opportunity really for joe biden to say. You're going to have to come down to the white house because we're gonna have a talking
Cuomo avoids public amid outcry over harassment allegations
"Hi Mike Rossi you're reporting calls mount for new York's governor to resign calls for New York governor Andrew Cuomo to resign or mounted in New York City late Tuesday afternoon protesters chanted performers resignation with three women now coming forward alleging unwanted advances by the sixty three year old former Timothy Kumar the New York City democratic socialists of America told protesters almost feelings go beyond the allegation the statement issued Sunday Cuomo said some of the things he has said had been misinterpreted as unwanted flirtation hi Mike Rossio
'P' is for Passion
"I are bringing tia today. The letter p from our hope series which is passion. So how do we find our passion. How do we do that. I kind of want to go back to one of our guests that we've had on our show and pre kumar who was from india and she brought up something really really cool and she said if you wanna have passion. Take money out of the equation and seriously. Is that not the truth there. What zinc about keith. About what you guys would do or what you could accomplish if money just was not it right like you took money out shane. What would you do. What what kind of things would you take. Part in i would travel. Yeah exactly and so. Would i write because that. I'm totally passionate about traveling. And so i just want you guys to to think about that. What kind of things would you do if if money was not a factor in it wasn't in the equation so Gary voinea check. The often is called gary v. 'cause a lot of people can't pronounce last night but he's an american belarussian entrepreneur and he said skills are cheap. Passion is priceless and that was really cool because yeah we can learn a skill and it's pretty easy to to get right but how hard is it to get passion and keep that passion and and let it continue to drive you and i think that's that's really it. What i wanted to talk about was the word passion. And i looked into it a little bit and from its if you look at it from greek and latin meaning. It's to suffer and i thought that's interesting to suffer means passion. But think about it when you had when you're developing your passion. Whatever it is you have in order to build that passion. It's gonna come with a cost. It's going to come with some suffering. You know you might. It might take you forever to find your passion. But i just thought that was so fascinating that the were the word in greek and latin means to suffer and i think we have to go through some suffering to get to our passion Let me give you an example. So we love to travel. We talk about that a lot. But i didn't growing up i didn't we didn't travel a whole lot I had to learn that. That was my passion. Sometimes i can't live out. My passion can't travel every weekend. Because i don't have enough money but so i have to suffer through some of that in order to see my passion through. I just thought that was so fascinating fascinating to to see it from that side or that perspective the other side is the passion that we typically think about which is an intense enthusiasm towards something or a compelling desire to do something that that's my passion of traveling is just that i love to do it I don't think i was born with it. I don't think anybody is born with any passion. You have to find it within you know. When i was growing up a little child i loved to play soccer. I had baseball cards at collected. Had garbage pail kids. And i when i was thinking about this. I remember sitting at the table with grammy and talking about dodger baseball. She would be reading the newspaper and she'd be. Hey you know about this player this player and she taught me to be passionate about dodger baseball and still lives within me today. i can't see as many dodger games as i want to live Especially right now. But i love taking my family to dodger stadium and it brings me back to my childhood when we sat in the stadium watching ron say and steve garvey dusty baker and all of those phenomenal players that she allowed me to see the passion in dodger baseball. That i have today Now you know it could be. A people could have a passion for animals or art or hobbies like dancing or singing or writing or yoga. anything. But i don't believe that we are born with that. I think we have to develop it. And we have to go through that suffering like they're talked about to develop that passion. Howard thurman was an american author philosopher and educator in civil rights leader and. He said this. Don't worry about what the world needs ask. What makes you come alive and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive. And i think that cannot be more true than it is right now. They we see so many people that are not coming alive. They're just going through life. Just almost robotically and i think if we have something that we're passionate about anything hopefully you can hear it in our voice when we talk about travel and that passion that really is a passion of ours and if we if we don't focus too much on what the world needs and what we think the world needs and that we come alive. We're going to be much more passionate simply about living life. I love that you brought up grammy. 'cause she she is an awesome individual and Sad that i can't spend as much time with her anymore. Obviously because she's passed on but She i think you brought up that in my life. One of the things that grammy was super passive passionate about was swimming and she. I'll never forget. She was the one that taught me how to swim. Grammy was a fish and so she was super passionate about the water. I mean grammy was passionate about a lot of things right. And i think that's where some of our passion comes from is from the some of the things that she taught us and i think that's why shane and i really love to swim so much. 'cause grammy would. We would always swim whether that was in the ocean or in her pool that she had in her backyard. But we would all i. I swear every time. I saw drama we were. She was always swimsuit and we were swimming. Yep that's what. I remembered so i i. I think that's true is it's like find something that you really love and i think a lot of times. It's like going back to your childhood. What is that thing that you did as a child that you don't do now that you're passionate about and then what's stopping you from continuing those things. Shane and i love dodger baseball. We got that from grammy. We also love swimming. We got that from grammy when we were kids and so i think a lot of times. It's about you know what what was it when you were a child. And why aren't you doing that thing. Now what what is stopping you from having that passion. I think passion is like a fire. That's with inside you rate the just. Nobody can extinguish and that. You don't want to extinguish it. Can night that fire and let it burn within you. i also want to bring up something That i was thinking about too as i was thinking about passion I think it kind of goes back to Another episode that we recorded with benita condie. And she said this in an. I think it has to do with passionate as well as that when we put our blinders on is that thing. We're passionate about just right here. And we can't see it. We can't we just have to take these blinders off to to be able to see that thing where we're passionate about typically. It's right in front of you. So if you don't have a passion or can't find warner of wondering how do i get more passion. It might just be right in front of you. You just have to open that fear up a little bit maybe to find that passion that theme that you're super super passionate about yup. I think often too often. We get comfortable in our comfort zone and we think well. We don't need passion in order to live and i would strongly disagree. I think we that's why we're talking about passion that's why it's part of our hope series because we strongly believe that in order to live life and come alive. You have to have something you're passionate about. It doesn't have to be many things it can but if you're passionate about one thing then it's going to help you So have you ever thought about your passion being something a tool to motivate and inspire others. Think about that.
In Biden’s White House, surprise visits with staff replace late-night tweets
"Us now is anita kumar. White house correspondent and associate editor at politico. Thanks for joining us. Anita thanks for having me. I always like these stories. A little peek into the white house the governing styles behind the scenes president. Joe biden has been in there a couple of weeks now and we're seeing how he's operating in there. We're hearing that. He likes to stroll around the white house in the east wing. He pops into other people's offices he's a very much an extrovert. A people person wants to talk to people face to face the pandemic kind of puts a little crunch on some of that sometimes. But tell us how it's going so far in a kind of in contrast to the way president trump operated in there. Yeah well you're exactly right about that. I mean he has been known his whole life. I think for being an extrovert very outgoing and wants to see people talk to people in and as you mentioned that really hard during corona virus. So he's not getting out of the white house very often. He's not traveling. The country like we might expect during non cova time so what we are. Seeing is him strolling around the white house popping into different offices just to say hello and checking with staff or for particular occasion or particular meeting. We are seeing him doing a good number of some of the meetings he would be doing anyway with outside experts but he those by video instead of you know by phone so he can see those people even if he can't be in the same room with them so we're seeing a lot of that you know you asked about donald trump. I think donald trump also like to talk to people and see people and be seen and so there's a little bit of a similarity beyond that. Their style is completely different about how they get information and talk to people and try to make those decisions. I mean obviously. Joe biden a politician for many many years. He's definitely more of that. Traditional style president trump a businessman. So he kind of has that fast moving pace but even the way their time is structured and access to them is different. Joe biden has a very strict schedule of phone calls that that are scheduled for him. You know people that control access to the oval office and it was a little different for president trump. There was a lot more people that he welcomed in and out of the office. He'll wideness taking much more traditional way to govern but this is sort of how he's done things so you know he will have a set list of calls to make that his staff will set up for him. He will have scheduled meetings. We know that he's doing a national intelligence briefing every day. He's also getting corona virus update every single day those. Are you know from staffers. But how he makes the decision is he'll get You know sort of briefing paper. He likes to read something but he doesn't want it to be hugely long. President obama like to read a lot. He he he'll be all there and he wanted to read sometimes after he read. He didn't wanna talk about it. 'cause he'd already read it he he knew what it said president biden. He likes to read it. You want something concise. And then he wants to talk about it. He wants to talk about it with his aides. And then he wants to talk to these outside experts which could be someone that deals with the policy but it could also be a local official or a state official. So he's having those kinds of calls and meeting with his aides and making decisions that way you know. President trump really didn't like to have those briefing papers. He didn't want to read something. He would sort of famously have his aides debate an issue right in front of him. He wanted them to kind of go out a little bit so the style is very different but something that joe biden has brought from you know he's decades in public life. Before
Bret and Kumar Rangarajan talk voice growth in India -India 2020 Voice AI Year in Review with Haptik, Slang Labs, Klove Chef, and Women in Voice - Voicebot Podcast Ep 187
"So what do you think about. The future of voice commerce in india is. Do you expect this to be a a a sometimes used a feature by a small percentage of the population. Or do you believe that. Based on the way. India adopts technology indians adopt technology that the voice will wind up becoming pretty dominant and most of the interactions. For shopping. i bought from auto expense. Having commerce we talk about numbers and what other numbers two is like the danish initially about. There's a small percentage of people repeatedly us worse that's That's a sign of success. Trying to small business people using wise in a very infrequent matter in the smartest person that people using voice frequent opposition. Then i think that that then. The next step is to be able to expand that by more to get more and more people coming in india e commerce like as happened all of an especially definitely in india yard spike because during the post pandemic an e commerce transactions grassi e. Commerce has grown four x just last year to this year. Almost four for a golden property. i think on destroying. This is sustainable. Good does not like a one time spy and they got back into non almost six
Indian Farmers Demand Repeal Of Agriculture Industry Reform Laws
"In India. Tens of thousands of farmers living on the outskirts of India's capital have been protesting against new laws that deregulate the agriculture industry. They fear for their livelihood and say they will stay there until these laws are repealed. MPR's social media product has this report. Protesting farmers have made Hy Vee is leading to New Delhi Day New home. They do laundry on the street and sleep in the back of trucks lined with straw and blankets. There's even an open air barbershop offering free haircuts by the more difficult won't get away with this deception. Protesters sing They're referring to Prime Minister Nouri in Ramadi and the three reforms he got past this fall to deregulate the farm sector. You can't take people for right in the name of reforms when they found the bag V. M. Singh is the head off a farmer's association. Most of his fellow protesters come from the northern Indian states of Punjab and Haryana and Millie grow wheat and rice. For years, the government has bought the bulk of the green and a guaranteed rate. It's like a safety net, says Agriculture economist Seema Butler. If market doesn't work, let's surprises fall government is there to buy. So there's a price assurance. But the new laws open up the market to private buyers who will not be bound by a price guarantee. The farmer's field. They lose their safety net. They can barely scrape a living as it is, says Marta. The farmers have this anger that their tractor caused machine recalls. Too many or fertilizer or prices are going up. But their income has not been increasing. Moody says the new laws will give farmers new opportunities Hominy gone on me. Sunoco Dajani. The farmers will have the freedom to sell directly to private companies, he says more the insists that if they have unsold surplus screen, the government will continue to procure it. There are doubts toe all must believe that procurement might not have a long life agricultural economist our drama, Kumar says the government's own advisers have urged it to limit how much grain advice Government warehouses are already overflowing with surplus green. Farmers that also skeptical about the reforms because of the way in which they were rushed through Parliament without much debate. All these come together to create a very bad impression, complete absence of trust between farmers and the government that lack of trust has led to a long stalemate. Five rounds of talks between farmers and the government have failed in the Supreme Court is also trying to mediate. But Farmer leader bm Singh says they'll keep protesting until the laws are scrapped. Farmers have a lot of patients, he says. Then we lose the club. The patient of the farmers said that he waits for the next crop to come. This is a natural patients given by the Almighty to us. Farmers spend their whole lives waiting for the next crop, he says. They'll wait for justice to for NPR news. I'm such me to partake in
Indian Farmers Demand Repeal Of Agriculture Industry Reform Laws
"Of thousands of farmers living on the outskirts of India's capital have been protesting against new laws that deregulate the agriculture industry. They fear for their livelihood and say they will stay there until these laws are repealed. MPR's suits me to product has this report. Distant farmers have made Hy Vee is leading to New Delhi Day New home. They do laundry on the street and sleep in the back of trucks lined with straw and blankets. There's even an open air barbershop offering free haircuts. My God, by loved the more difficult than any Danny Gelati. They won't let me get away with this deception. Protesters sing. They're referring to Prime Minister Nouri in Ramadi and the three reforms he got past this fall to deregulate the farm sector. You can't take people for a ride in the name of reforms when they found the bag V. M. Singh is the head off a farmer's association. Most of his fellow protesters come from the northern Indian states of Punjab and Haryana and Millie grow wheat and rice. For years, the government has bought the bulk of the green and a guaranteed rate. It's like a safety net, says Agriculture economist Seema Butler. If market doesn't work, let's surprises fall government is there to buy. So there's a prize assurance. But the new laws open up the market to private buyers who will not be bound by a price guarantee. The farmer's field. They lose their safety net. They can barely scrape a living as it is, says Marta. The farmers have this anger that the tractor caused machine recalls. Too many or fertilizer, or prices are going up. But their income has not been increasing. Moody says the new laws will give farmers new opportunities Hominy Gone on, man. It's a noble deed, The farmers will have the freedom to sell directly to private companies, he says more the insists that if they have unsold surplus green, the government will continue to procure it. There are doubts toe all must believe that procurement might not have a long life agricultural economist our drama, Kumar says the government's own advisers have urged it to limit how much grain advice Government warehouses are already overflowing with surplus green. Farmers. It also skeptical about the reforms because of the way in which they were rushed through Parliament without much debate. All these come together to create a very bad impression, complete absence of trust between farmers and the government that lack of trust has led to a long stalemate. Five rounds of talks between farmers and the government have failed in the Supreme Court is also trying to mediate. But Farmer leader bm Singh says they'll keep protesting until the laws are scrapped. Farmers have a lot of patients, he says. Then we lose the club. The patient of the farmers said that he waits for the next crop to come. This is a natural patients given by the Almighty to us. Farmers spend their whole lives waiting for the next crop, he says. They'll wait for justice to
U.K. Moves Toward Ethically Controversial Coronavirus Vaccine Trial
"Vaccine Trials are happening all over the globe today. The UK government announced funding for phase. One of something called a human challenge trial for a corona virus vaccine. The process will require young healthy volunteers to be infected with the virus in an effort to speed up vaccine testing a company called H Vivo and Imperial College London. Have the contract is set up the first part of that process. Here's more from the world's caroline dealer the idea itself sounds wild intentionally infect people with the very virus returning our lives upside down to avoid. People hear about these trials. Many people's immediate reaction is, how could it be ethical but Oxford bioethicist deb Yom row gic says, it's possible if certain conditions are met one of those conditions is that the expected benefits of the research outweigh the risks. In this case, how many infections could we prevent if we developed a vaccine sooner? For example, in a typical clinical trial thousands of people are injected with a test vaccine and sent out into the world to see if they still get infected naturally that's happening now with several corona virus vaccine candidates, but Andrew Catchpole. The, chief scientific officer at H., Vivo the company launching this human challenge trial says that takes time normal traditional trials involve many thousands of subjects take many many months to complete in human challenge trials, which HP VO has been running for decades. A small number of healthy volunteers would be intentionally infected with the coronavirus after getting jabbed with a trial vaccine to see if it works. What happens is because everybody is given the disease, you're able to determine efficacy in a matter of weeks. These types of tiles have been used for centuries and in the recent past have. Sped up the development of typhoid and cholera vaccines. The agreement announced by the UK government today is just for the first step of this contract to manufacture and test Raina the virus to use in trials it still has to be approved by regulators and an ethics panel. If it is between thirty and ninety volunteers could start being injected with just the test virus, not yet any vaccine as soon as the beginning of next year so far nearly three thousand people in the UK have signed up to volunteer for a challenge trial. One of them is allaster frazier ORCA. White indefinite convinced. The Human Josh all has essential to advising Ovalles, scenes, population way more quickly lift on them on opinion the risk is small enough to travel participants that we need to take that risk frazier ORCA put off going to university for a year to work with one day sooner, a nonprofit group advocating for human challenge trials and signing up volunteers. He says the Tom Channel some of the fear of living through a pandemic into something that feels productive grandma custos. My Dodd might catch his out his risk. So kind of on a personal level the. Volunteer volunteers will be paid somewhere around five thousand dollars insurance cover healthcare costs. For any complications they will quarantine in a special nineteen dead unit at the Royal Free, hospital in London for an expected two weeks after virus exposure. Again, Andrew Catch Paul from h Vivo. A first priority was doing these studies is the safety of the volunteers. So for that reason, we go very strict criteria about those who. Will be eligible to participate. Volunteers must be between eighteen and thirty healthy with no pre existing conditions. But there's a more controversial criteria that scientists are wrestling with right now whether to exclude volunteers of color because there is data suggest that there is a potential for increased risk. The UN says Kobe nineteen is disproportionately affecting racial and ethnic minorities around the globe including in Brazil the UK and the US. K. Government figures, black men in England and Wales are more than two and a half times more likely to die of cope in nineteen than white men. Some of that is explained by socioeconomic status in pre existing conditions. But Dhillon David Kumar, a physician and professor at University College London says it's more than that. They're also other underlying causes racism discrimination for example, being an underlying cause which are not easy to count foreign. Announces such as this Dave Qamar said, he's the health impacts of racism and xenophobia. He says, well, it's important to note that raises a social construct, not biological. The effects of racism in tells in ways that can be hard to identify. So you can't hold constant the discrimination someone's face throughout their life. You can't hold constant the environment someone grownup in the levels of air pollution kinds of housing that they've lifting throughout their life. So. There are differences in outcomes amongst racial groups. David Kamar isn't familiar with this specifics of this study proposal, but he says he can understand the reason for picking volunteers who are at the lowest possible risk for getting really sick. Charles cordray chief officer for the Caribbean and African Health Network sees it differently. It's really disappointing people of Color. In clinical trials that's partly due to legacy of racist medical experiments. By white doctors and kwok-wah dray says the idea of excluding people of color from this trial would add to the distrust mistrust and the lack of trust has come about as a result of decades of sometimes how we need to respond so quickly but what is meant is that there's a whole section of people. Fair much. whose voices are not being head HBO is still making a decision about whether and how to include people of Color in the first phase of this trial when they're testing out the safest way to infect people with the actual virus the company hasn't designed protocols yet for the actual vaccine-testing in hopes quickly follows the volunteer criteria for this stage of the study will be finalized and handed over to UK regulators and an ethics panel by
President Trump's Diagnosis Rattles Stock Market
"The president's diagnosis and the release of the September jobs report. This morning rattled US stocks, our markets reporter Amorth Ram Kumar has more traders are really concerned that these cross-currents could cause fresh volatility between now and November's election in the next month or so people are extremely worried about the prospect of a contested election outcome or a delayed resort due to widespread mail and voting until Congress potentially passes any krona virus stimulus people really expect this volatility we've seen lately to continue. That's and P. Five hundred is about six percent below. It's all time high last month and it's really been swinging up and down a lot during the day. People think that trend will continue in the weeks ahead particularly as more news comes out about how the election schedule might change potentially and how debates and other events like that might be impacted.
Why Dr. Kumar is Changing The Wellness Game
"Welcome back once again, see the outcomes, rocket podcasts where we chat with today's most successful and inspiring health care leaders. I really WANNA. Thank you for tuning in again and I welcome you to go to outcomes rocket dot health slash reviews where you could rate and review today's podcast because he is one outstanding individual and healthcare is name is Dr Rajiv Kumar he's the president and chief medical officer at Virgin Pulse during medical school he realized that many of the worst health problems we face as a nation diabetes heart disease cancer hypertension. Et, CETERA. I related to the collective unhealthy lifestyle, and so he has pledged to make a difference in this industry. He's done and as a frontline physician and now through various different companies, some amazing things and so what I WANNA do is open up the microphone to Raji to fill in any of the gaps of the introduction and then a so we could get into the podcast. Reggie welcome to the PODCAST. Think saw glad to be here. So Rajiv, what would you fill in in your intro that I that I left out? I think that was pretty comprehensive. Just, a little bit about virgin pulse. You know what? I think that may not be familiar name to a lot of folks on your that are listening to your podcast. We are an employee wellbeing company. We work with large employers all around the world, and our goal is to help them activate their employees to lead healthier lifestyles which had to kind of go around the healthcare system a little bit, and go direct to the employees and figure out ways to motivate them to inspire them and to help them sustain behavior change over time, and it's not just about healthcare cost reduction. It really is about how do we help people be? Healthier, happier and more productive at work in their personal lives. So that's really what our mission is. That's beautiful and listeners for those of you who haven't connected the DOTS virgin pulse. One of Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Group companies. So you know with the gentleman like that behind something like this and and Rajiv as part of the executive leadership team, you can imagine some great things are happening. It's an exciting time for us. We definitely are inspired by Sir Richard Branson leadership in his philosophy is if you take care of your employees, they'll take care of your business, and so we're trying to empower employers to take better care of their employees. So strong, and and you know it's really interesting that you guys are tackling this employer perspective of the entire health career equation because costs are soaring and aside from labor costs, it seems like healthcare cost is oftentimes double digits in that front. What are your thoughts on what should be on every medical leaders agenda today? Well, I'm biased but I think it has to be a behavior change remember too often looking for a magic pill or magic device or something to kind of stem the tide of rising obesity, diabetes and heart disease in our country and at the end of the day, there's so much. We can do to actually change people's behavior a lot of what we're facing as a result of our diet, our physical activity or lack thereof the stress that we have in our lives just how we how we treat ourselves and how we don't take care of ourselves, and so I think it's not necessarily a hot topic I. Think it should be and and I wish there was more focus on it is the perennial that if we can change behavior, we can prevent a lot of disease and we can produce significantly greater outcomes and Reggie. What would you say right now at at at Virgin? Pulse. Is an example of how you guys are improving health outcomes. Well, I think we really tried to think outside of the box I think traditional health interventions and and health and wellbeing platforms have largely been ineffective and they've been around for decades. So we sat around and we said what if we took a different approach rather than making people feel like they're failures rather than telling them that they're sick what if we actually make them feel successful what if we make them feel good about themselves right off the bat what would that do for self esteem for their motivation and for their ability to change. Most of what we see in our industry is a heavy focus on screening, and so employers asked their employees to take health risk assessments and do biometric screenings and so forth, and the problem with that is they take a health risk assessment tells them you're sick. You know you have high risk, your unhealthy needs to do more change your lifestyle, get your biometric screening results and you have high blood pressure. You may not like the results that you get back and that can be very demotivating, and so we've said is, is there a scientist out there? Is there a behavior change model that focuses on success? We found a scientist by the name of Dr Bj fog out of Stanford University and Dr Fog is sort of a new guru of behavior change and he's come up with a behavior change model that he caused the fog behavior change model and it's very simple as model is is a formula to it is called B. Equals M. A. T.. Equals motivation times, ability times a trigger, and so what he means by that is to get somebody to do a behavior that we want them to do or they want to do. First of all, they have to have the motivation to do it. Second is they have to have the ability to do it, and a third is you have to trigger them. To trump to do that behavior and too often in the in the kind of behavior change space, we ask people to do things that require either too much motivation or too much ability. So we say something like go to the gym four times a week and exercise for sixty minutes. Each time you go that takes a lot of motivation and some people may not even have the ability a really know how to do that where to get started so forth so Dr Fog says, well, motivation is hard to change. Your motivation waxes and wanes on a daily basis on an hourly basis, we can't really change somebody's motivation that easily what you can do is changed the behavior you're asking them to do to make it easier. You can change the ability to perform the action, and so the idea is if you take a behavior like washing your teeth and you break it down to the smallest tiniest thing that somebody could possibly do like floss one tooth and you ask them to do that they can actually do. That very easily, it doesn't take a lot of motivation is very quick to do, and if they do that and you celebrate the fact that they did it, you can help them build what we call success momentum, and then they're going to feel better about going to the next step and try something harder and so in our entire approach to behavior change, we break behaviors down into their simplest most basic action we ask people to do that would trigger then and then when they do it we. Reward them make them successful. We give them social status. They might get some kind of points or some kind of reward, and then we ask them to do something harder the next time around and stuff feedback loop that builds up momentum, and it changes behavior in a very sustainable way in a very habitual way, which is really the key to behavior changes creating habits.
Highest-Paid Actors of 2020: Dwayne Johnson, Adam Sandler and Ryan Reynolds Among Top Earners
"Out again, with the list of the world's highest paid actors over the past year. Got your top 10. And it just Ah, shows how starved people are for so called entertainment these air your top 10 highest paid actors over the past year. 10 through one. can. Adam Sandler Will Smith Lin Manuel Miranda, most of that's from Hamilton by 45 million Then Bollywood's Akshay Kumar. In your top five. Diesel, Ben Affleck. Marky Mark. Ryan Reynolds is Number two. What was he in in the last year? I think And who do you thanks. Number one. The rock. That would be him. Dwayne the Rock Johnson, world's highest paid actor. None of those words belong in the same sentence. By the way, it's the first year in over 10 years that the list was not dominated by what or who, superheroes. Marvel. Characters.
"kumar" Discussed on Mark Kumar Podcast
"Lose sight of that exactly what I think what I feel like everyone is going to put you down if you want to move forward, especially the people who are very close to your family member or spouse has changed the first ones how you this is why not going to work and they give you a zillion reasons and the best thing I found like okay, they can give you 10 reasons and you ask them. Give me one reason why it will not work. That's all you do. Ask them. Give me one reason why it will work and then soon as they give you you take that anytime. They go negative. That's the reason why I work. There you go. That's rock-solid. I like you bring that up cuz there's a lot of people out there that you and I know they've gone through that where a lot of family members or feeling pressure down from family members doing well and then them looked upon as negative or you know, vice versa that question there is great. Yep. Just one reason that's all off then what that will happen is because they don't know any better and rightly. So they care for you that they want the best for you and then based on their past experiences things didn't work and they took them you why it's not going to work. But if you flip the script on them and like give me one good reason why it will work and then they're start to age. The mindset below may be responsible. Oh wow..
"kumar" Discussed on Mark Kumar Podcast
"That's all they care about is money money money money down and then when you from a skill to transition into a selling the first thing or your mental roadblock will be like, I don't want to be that guy cuz you have a negative feelings or thoughts about that person. So the easiest way that I have discovered as to ask yourself. Hey, I have the skills. Let's say pick another one masonary. So we took all different Industries. So somebody somebody who's a missing her right? And then they're like, hey, I want to get clients. want to sell that person so you can literally say hey, let me See what let's just get curious about it. How do I sell because if you start thinking that one that just gets curious about it, then your shift and your mindset start to happen and then you win the right direction as compared to hey this person that test. I don't want to do that soon. As I said, I don't want to do that. Then you already have lost the game. But if it's a let's get curious about let's see what happens if I do X whatever the access so if your masonary let me go talk to a person and see what happens around and say Hey, I want to sell this person and to that person give me money. Let me go talk to chase off if see if he would be interested in knowing about medicine hurt that's all and you have no expectation or that talk and simple as that and because what that will do is it will allow you to let go of all of your negative beliefs or behaviors and then you are going with the open mindset. I don't know what's going to happen and then you'd be like, okay now I can log Actually move forward rather than staying still and the reason why and then I just want to pick one more thing. It's like if you don't know something you are more open to doing it off the not doing so for example, if you are English-speaking person, right and you want to you know anything.
"kumar" Discussed on Mark Kumar Podcast
"I because I'm not getting because I'm not ready mentally physically financially spiritually. There's so many different aspects of it so you could say I'm a come back to it later on. Yeah. So that's what I learned. Yeah, that's actually pretty critical point. And so basically you're saying hey, for example, if I don't know let's say I start, you know, a painting business and I'm selling art and it's just not catching on and I'd give myself a timeline. Let's say like two months would you say if it's not doing well that I Stop it, or do I you know, he reverse-engineer and look at what was bad when you can do it in that situation. Let's go back that goes with the example of paint paint job, right? So you try something that you already know and you're like it's not working. What do I need to do at that point? So I have to offer you can either give up or you can get a comb who can tell you who's been in that business. We could tell you hear you're doing x y and see that's why it's not working with your really really are passionate about it. And like I'd want to make that work off so you can either give up or you can find somebody who already been there before so it's also hold a modeling somebody somebody who has already spawned the success in that particular industry. Go talk to that person spend one hour a promise you if spent an hour with that person you're going to learn so many different things that you probably haven't even thought about cuz that person in that industry for like ten years. And they may have seen so many different challenges or roadblocks that you don't even think about it cuz you just starting out so I know for sure and I think you know that with one getting off tour. I definitely in the past failed at that and the sense of Um back in my early twenties not being really coachable, right and realizing that realizing and I am a stubborn guy, you know and think a dog. I got a switch to stop. I gotta be one just soaking stuff and not caring what people say and just soak it in and learn and be you know home and and I love that brought it up and it's funny when it comes to Passion. I think of this quote by, of course the dude that never sleeps Alon musk wage, like if something is important enough, even if the odds are against you You should still do it, you know, so it's like man just the girl that passion hit it. Yeah, totally I totally agree with it. I can validate it as a thought my own personal life experience. Like one time I was working as a web development project and I was so in it and so passionate everybody. I was so tuned and 41 hours. I did not sleep which which I think about it now. Yeah 41 hours. I did not see..
"kumar" Discussed on Mark Kumar Podcast
"That's three thing. That's all their business. And also if a business doesn't have a skill they can go and hire somebody else or as an employee. The only thing you have is your skill-set whatever that skill-set is. So let's say you have this nine five job your boss is going to tell you exactly what you need to do. That's all you're going to do from 9 to 5, nothing more nothing less. However, if you go outside of it, then you have to start thinking or put in a different hat like multiple different hats off. I have the skill. Let's just say I'll give you another example. I have a bakery. I know how to make good cakes. Okay, great. That's your skill. So how do you go by telling other people then you have to go into market. Like if Pearce P. You may be the greatest amazing Baker but if no one knows about you that you really don't exist to the world. So that's where you have to tell people like. Hey, I do exist by marketing by whether you use Instagram or Facebook, which is online marketing cuz everybody nowadays if they want to look up something for suggesting any wonders, for example Chase if you want to look at something worth. What do you do pull up your phone you Google something if it comes up and then you're good just like my best friend exactly. That's exactly so if Google doesn't know you if you're not in Google, then you don't exist like for just pretty incredible. So you have to be online number one and then after that off, Go ahead. No, then I'll know I just yesterday with that. It's fun cuz you know, mentioned the skillset. It's almost like with going from employee business owner mindset. Then you you literally just have to push yourself in obtaining these other skills. Cuz marketing is is definitely another skill set and learning like, oh my gosh building content. That's what kind of cheese is from what I've seen even in my own Ventures is some of these areas you'll be like, oh crap..
"kumar" Discussed on Mark Kumar Podcast
"Your skill. And then what I call is the site also on 95 you work your regular job and then after like from let's say 6:00 until 10:00 do something that you already are doing at work and try to see if someone else outside of you work can actually utilize your skill to help their business. And if you could do that for let's say two months what that was going to do is it's going to give you the confidence and the ability to see how your skill level helps other people and then also make a little bit side Muslim side money and then see how that thing goes. If you go if that thing goes well then continue doing that for at least six months. So that will happen is you will get to see how other people rather than your boss was giving you a task. How other people that come to you with different kinds of problems different sets of prob. That they want to saw cuz I can guarantee you speaking from experience. No one is going to come like for example, you are reps out website developer, right? Let's just say no one is actually going to come you and said, hey, I need a website development web web page is developed and I need to have a HTML in it and CSS and very very specific. If you go outside, you're young people going to be very general and you need to figure out how to take that idea and turn it into a thing that they want. So example would be if someone asks body work. Hey, I need to have website created. That's literally what they're going to say. And then how do you take that idea and questioned it meaning as the person like? Hey, what kind of website do you want? What do you want to include wage in it? And you asked it strategic question that help them. Think of the end product that they're going to have and once you do that you do not do things one you are building relationship with them because you're spending more time with the whole picture and number two you adding values that printer person and number three will be your building trust..
"kumar" Discussed on Mark Kumar Podcast
"Into a business more importantly successful business owner. There is only one difference and that is the mindset and that is something that we are going to talk about in this particular podcast, and I absolutely had a pleasure and a month or tuning T to talk to my main man Chase who interviewed me to talk about this particular topic transitioning from employee to business mindset and in here. I shared tone of tone of value how you can quickly go from employee mindset into business mindset and believe you mean by the time you don't listen to it. You're going like, oh my God, you are going to have that aha moment because there are small small incremental things you need to change and then you will start to see like home my dog. Your world is going to change as well as your success that you are going to achieve is going to come you a lot quicker. So make sure you listen to the whole thing and at the end of it if you really truly enjoyed it and found it valuable. Make sure you subscribe to wherever you listening to and also thanking you for listening to this particular podcast. Make sure you get your gift by going to Mark Kumar. And then you are going to be able to download a specific thing that it's going to help you move forward. So make sure you go get that and without any further Ado, let's get right into this podcast Falls. I'm your host Chase pack. And today we have an awesome special guest with us Mark Kumar Mark is quite the lifestyle entrepreneur. He is one that is going to literally birth. View with your online Empire. Make sure you grow that sucker. Well Mark, how's it going, man? All right, man. I say thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to be here with you. I know we're going to have an amazing time and I'm so excited for this podcast and this conversation with you. So let's get this party started. Oh, yeah, let's do it. As you can tell I'm on the little energized you bring the energy and that's what we're all about here on on SOS. Wanted to touch base. I know we mentioned and we've talked about this off off camera quite a bit in a sense of you know, going from employee mindset to business owner mindset. What do you think about that? Let's talk about that. Oh man. I love this topic because I know there's so many people out there who are amazing truly amazing employees may have the skill level. They have mastered their crap like we better word and then they want to do something with it because sometimes we when you are doing your job, let's say 9 to 5, and then you would like go to person. Let's say for example your it carry any problem within your company. Somebody has it. They're like, hey Chase is the guy you should go to get your computer face or web development. Or whatever you everybody knows that that's great. Right but somewhere in the back of your mind like I'm really good sometimes maybe sometimes you feel like you're a God because people like practically prays you chasing the guy just got his right and then like hey Chase, I'll feel like I'm a God. What should I do next right at that point?.
"kumar" Discussed on Mark Kumar Podcast
"Like you know that that. A little bit at the end there you know. I don't know how to explain that. Exactly. Just that little bit of extra rumble at the end of sentences. You know the. Basically the the middle aged voice, which is where I kind of sit is It can be more I guess refined I would almost say refine but. More pronunciation on words a little more articulation. And You know maybe a little bit of vocal fry be sort of. You know an and there's there's different obviously for the different sexes there's also different Different things that you'd look out for like always, you know like Don Lafontaine, the Voice of God you know. Right like the really deep low trailer voice. You. Know that's you know in a world. You know that kind of stuff, right? So. There's that voice. There's the the nerdy guy next door you know there's the the soccer mom you know there's all sorts of like different voice types that one person can do many of I, mean it's not limited to people. You know it's there's there's vocal types and then there are people who can do multiple of those vocal type. So it really just depends on what materials you have to work with. Ashley I'm so glad you said that the note the God for the Nudie time. People don't even realize how much power their voice has just the they talk people identify who you are based on your voice and. They judge you based on that, which is interesting and not so. Interesting, depending on you high you look at it. If you sound as they say he sounds professional or she sounds professional is all about how you use your void tonality and then you know obviously your physical appearance and everything else that matters. So. I WANNA to know. From your aside from Your Business, what things that you enjoy in life? Home. I sing. So I enjoy doing that. I actually have an album on my website that I put together in twenty fifteen with a friend of mine in the UK actually because I am alone vocalist and I played no other instruments. So I needed someone's help to give backing tracks. And he did a great job for me and we've known each other for a long long time. I did a website for songwriters called the Muses Muse. started in nineteen, Ninety Five and ended in twenty sixteen and yeah, it was pretty. It was my baby for a long time. So. That was how I kind of cut my teeth on the SEO and Internet marketing because I was promoting that website on a dime. You know I had no money so. I learned how to do it. But yeah, I, just I like learning things I like reading I'm definitely an introvert. This whole pandemic thing has not I mean as much as it's strange not to be going out as often as I used to I'm actually. Okay. You know like. Sometimes. I just don't like seeing people. Saw It works in your favorite thing know literally works at my favorite. Yeah. And you know of course, my job means I'm in my studio a lot so. I was always working from home so GonNa come as soon as comfortable. Exactly..
"kumar" Discussed on Mark Kumar Podcast
"With the podcast and there's a contact me form on that. So just click on that and tell me heard about the this the podcast and you'd like to have dialogue about it. Now reach out to you. The other thing is the lengthy and my linked in profile is on this podcast also, and if you see that send me an I am and on. On Link Dannon I'll respond to you I I get those frequently got a meeting tomorrow with the former student that we've communicated with the wanted to help him get his ball going in the world of entrepreneurship Um. So. It's common. So that would be the two ways to the web page or through my linked in profile and I guys a few listens I will definitely put that in the show notes below to literally click on and you be in touch with Mike and Mike lasting want to do which I do for most of my People I. Interview is right now the floor is all yours anything. You want share advice any programs or anything like that? This is the time you could just share anything you on the floor is all yours Thank you I. You know with all this stuff that's going on in the world today. Especially, with black lives, matter movement and the awareness of everything that's going on. I've really developed and also got some very great relatives that reminded me of how fortunate and how privileged life I've lead. And I. Appreciate that and to be able to do what I'm doing. Is Truly a blessing I mean it is. It's wonderful. It's great. It's my life and my life has led up to being able to to do this, and so this is my way of. Trying to have an impact in helping people. regardless of where their backgrounds are but entirely possible that they haven't had the privilege that I've had, and so it's an opportunity for me to to give back a little bit and to to help people in in that in those capacities. So that's what I'm about. I. Appreciate. Very, happy where I'm at the opportunities I have. To work with people like yourself. This is this is phenomenal opportunity and you. To have an impact and that's that's what I'm trying to do..
"kumar" Discussed on Mark Kumar Podcast
"Listeners and all. And I want to institutionalize and establish much more about the programs that we have. The program essentially is kind of a three levels. One is we do workshops at introductory level to help people understand the nine steps in the Saint Knock K Yeah I'm interested I. GimMe Gimme I'll buy a ticket to that train. Let me let me learn how to do it. The next level is goes deeper, and that's where we start getting into the whole idea of really understanding what it takes to change the way you think to be an entrepreneur really dealing with this whole idea of the valley of despair and dealing with change your just about technology that flashes back to the first part of the first part of this we talked about is dealing embracing change and looking for change and be willing to take it and not being afraid of change. So that kind of mindset is all part of what we're trying to do. So the second part is this workshop and longer workshops they take people through truly understanding it embracing the. The the steps and the third piece, and this is probably the biggest thing within two years we can. We can really make this happen at that that we're cooking is to put in place one on one mentoring counseling kinds of support structures for people because I can tell people these things still. Cows come home and they gotta take it home and they got to work on and then they need to have somebody. Hey, wait. What did he say about this and how do I implement this so again, people coming. Out military returning citizens, they need mentoring they. Support structure, and so I can do a lot. I can do the I two things a lot myself. But. I need your help to do that one mentor kind of thing. So building a process program in the support structure to be able to provide support at that at that level is well, we're really going to start moving the needle in making the impact..
"kumar" Discussed on Mark Kumar Podcast
"There's a need, but it's not serving their soul. It's not what they want to be. It's not who they are. So learn to pursue the sweet spot I believe really do believe that if you can follow that sweet spot and keep that in mind. Then the balance is GonNa take care of itself because you're going to be you're GONNA be doing you're going to be serving your soul you're. Going to be bringing value, you're going to have the security of that you're going to be having an impact in the in the world and and that's all positive stuff and and I think a lot of times. What happens is one of those isn't getting filled and as a result of people work harder were frantic more uncomfortable, and then that starts eating into their their family life the personal time. So. Focus on the sweet spot folks sweet spot in the rest of the stuff will pretty much take care of itself us off. That's all I'm a device. So I WANNA move onto now on the technology side are there technologies that you like every entrepreneurs have to use in order for them to run a productive a profitable business? There is Thursday obviously some basic ones you know the the utilization. PC's. Cellphones phones. Our ability to use zoom and. One of the things though that I think happens is the technology keeps changing. And so you've got to not only say, okay, I'm going to learn those things but I'm going to be open to continue to learn and to try new things I have a student. A former student of mine that has been very successful in the beauty products. And she she just took off by learning how to do social media in using social media tool ahead of a whole lot of other people, and so she was able to jump on that bandwagon and and just leverage the. So I think it's matter of. You got you gotTA understand technology I have trouble keeping up with technology I mean relying on my grandson sometimes, the teach me some of these tools such a who you know because they know so much as over his house, the other day, and he's on his IPAD and he's conversing with other kids and you can hear and these ten years old and they're already networking like crazy and they're playing the game together and they're talking to each other and it's a second nature. So the kinds of things that for some folks it's it's hard to do with with with younger people they're able to do it just. Automatically so I think the bottom line you gotta be open you cannot say, Oh, there's a great story we instinct talked about with executives and all they they just have their secretary do their emails. You know they would touch the computer. Or even doctors used to do that, we were trying to implement some computer systems in hospitals and using the technology. The doctors were so reluctant to do that that they just had the nurses do the technology because they get want to..
"kumar" Discussed on Mark Kumar Podcast
"And more companies want people working for them that have an entrepreneurial mindset and they're able to see problems and see issues and bring value noxious be told what to do. So even if you're working for a large company if you're if you're uncomfortable or you might be a situation where just financially you've got some responsibilities, you can't take the risk right now to to rank out and beyond your. Own maybe a do as a side Gig maybe not maybe you got a focus on the job that you've got right now that's fine but you can do that and do it with that entrepreneurial mindset. You do that. There's another thing that happens when you're thinking about this sweet spot. If the value proposition kind of changes, you're really good at something, but you know technology comes along and. Other things change in the market changes and all of a sudden you're obsolete. If you're not paying attention to that, YOU'RE GONNA wind up getting laid off because the market is left you behind. But if you're thinking about it all the time you're gonNA be valuable all the time and you can adjust and adapt to the changing market. So you know it doesn't everybody doesn't need to be an entrepreneur. That would be wrong to expect that. But I think everybody two largest extent can learn to think like an entrepreneur and take lessons from successful entrepreneurs and apply it in their personal life. So that's that's that's the way we tried to approach it. Awesome. So Mike what I want to ask you because you have a little more experience than me because you have this wisdom. Hit a more experienced they mean, and then how do you advice? Business, person, professionals to. Balance Work Life and personal life because sometimes it could get really hairy where one life can go down the drain and other goes from the top and then I think just wanted to I wanna take have your take on a balancer or is it possible to Balassa? Well it's a little. Simplistic. Hitters say you know if you really love what you're doing never work a day in your life it's hard. I mean sometimes you gotta you gotTa do things and take at work in balance of priorities. But. But I would start by. Let's be sure we're focusing on that sweet spot. You know when you think about the sweet spot, go back to that if you're only doing two out of three. So for instance, if I've got my brand and I've got the unserved me but I'm not bringing value. You'RE GONNA get off. That's not a good place to be. That's GONNA. Create anxiety you're going to be going to work. Fearful because you you're not bringing value or if I'm doing something that maybe it's meeting a need, there's value but my brand, it's not serving my soul. It's not serving who I am. It's there. There's a quote -cation by from throw since most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with their song. UNSUNG. And it's like darn. That's terrible. That's a but it's true. I've read some places where forty fifty percent of people are in that kind of situation they're paying the bills. It's.
"kumar" Discussed on Mark Kumar Podcast
"So what are your thoughts on like people who were like, Hey, I know let's say let's pick a very pacific person Legislator a veteran who is a now professional own line trainer in terms of fitness. Let us pick that and that particular person name is Joe and that Joe has a skill set off a professional personal trainer and then that's all he no, he has a skill set. So in order for him to become an entrepreneur, how many different hats just to let's say name three of them that he will have to wear that that those tweet hat he actually has to be really really good at in order for him to become a successful entrepreneur. It's interesting that you chose three because that's really the model to, and it's it's very clear. We've developed this model and what it is is it's called your sweet spot operate in your sweet spot. There's really three things that you need to be good one is your brand what is your personal brand? What is really important to you? I might have a skill that, but what is what is important? What what do I want people to say about me when I'm not in the room with him that Jeff Jesus is quoted as saying that's what your personal brand is. But what is understanding your brand branding and the whole skillset associated with creating a personal brand for you? This is part of that. Value proposition part of that sweet spot you're gonNA take to to to the market. The second part is your value proposition. You may have a skill though how does that get translated into value for the recipient you know I I might be a great phys ed. Teacher, but I can't help somebody really understand and embrace it I. my skill is not bringing value. So translate the skill into value. So understand your brand. Translate into you value proposition, and then find where the under served need is a once had the opportunity to listen to Ross Perot who built electric data systems to tremendous success used to work, for IBM, and whole story there, and we asked him says, West. It take to start a business..
"kumar" Discussed on Mark Kumar Podcast
"Life in your program, what are two of the same patterns that you have seen the people or your students who have been working with like over and over and over again there you see where people struggle meaning that when they come to you or join your program, and then they're like, Hey, I cannot do this because of Y. is reason what I is making his Hughes people. So ideally patrons that you see over and over people. People that you work with. There's there's a couple of really come to mind one definitely is this belief? That you you gotta ask permission to do things you now I lots of times workshops I've I've had people say because we talked about okay. Figure out what the opportunity is. How did I do? Well, we'll talk to people go to Information Leonard Views listened to find out what they need and I had one lady I remember very clearly she raised said, can I talk to them I needed permission to call him up to have a one hand or something some reason it's like, no, you don't need permission net so that whole idea of. I need somebody to tell me. It's okay to do it. And and that's that's constraining. So that Kinda shows up a Lotta on a lot of different ways. The other is when they they embrace this, they embrace the concept. But. You know we all know about the the idea of the comfort zone and you're outside of your comfort zone and it's not it's scary and g you got to go talk to somebody and you got to do things you're not comfortable doing, and so quite often they fall back into a routine and the routine is give me my resume I. Know How to get a resume I know how to respond to a WANNA. That's my safe zone I. did that when I left eds I was working with resume consultants helping me get placed and. They said don't worry about dress. We'll take care of that. You need to be out there network ache and I was so uncomfortable doing that and I would go home at night and I'd work on my resume because that's my comfort zone and so it's letting go. It's being letting go you gotta go you gotTa go the old way and lots of problems with with with students or anyone else where their their parents or their significant others are used to that other mindset. So I work with them and then they go talk to their mom and dad and they ended and they come back to. SAN RESUME I. Know, that's not the way to do it. So it's it's it's all that change in that mindset and letting go so let go. Be Able to deal that. One of the things we talk about in the in the wild is the idea of going through valley of despair. When you're faced with change, we all go through some anxiety and it's okay to go through that anxiety and no, you're going through it and accept it, and then you can come out the other end if you're not trying to resist the anxiety and avoided. Then you're going to claim to the old way and the old way this doesn't work. So it's really let go and being being brave enough to let go and it's scary and I know it's scary and I see a lot of people really reluctant to let go. That's that's a major challenge. Oh. Yeah. Definitely. I think everyone who started off entrepreneur besides the become an entrepreneur one of the things. That they have to say, let go in a thing. The second thing is the fear of letting go like I. Don't WanNa to go because I know the things that I've been doing it work. It gets me result like you said the resume Urania conference sewing like I know what I'm doing and then they're going to become an entrepreneurs you gotta wear so many different has that you don't even know existed..
"kumar" Discussed on Mark Kumar Podcast
"Thatcher. Now. WHO episode. Well Mark Thank you thank you very much. I is this opportunity. My name is Mike Callahan I recently retired from the university, of Michigan Dearborn in January. I was there for four. Years. Before that I worked at eds for twenty five years before that I was in the military rate year. So I've I've had a lot of different kinds of experience and while my I was apt. A Dearborn at the university I wrote a couple of books and developed an approach. It's all about helping someone be more empowered in pursuing their career and thinking like an entrepreneur. So the whole theme whole approaches, maybe you want to start your own business or maybe want to go work for a large major corporation. Whatever you WANNA do is cool by trying to approach from the perspective of thinking like an entrepreneur said of putting your resume out there and hoping somebody gives you a job. Take the initiative to understand the value that you can bring and take lessons from your podcast is whole podcast. This whole approach of being being an entrepreneur thinking like an entrepreneur. Also, we've developed that approach. It's a, it's a nine step process if you will, and right now we're really focusing on helping to groups that I believe I can really have any impact and one group is veterans. You veterans coming back from military service and the other is returning citizens. People that have been incarcerated and serve their time and are now trying to come back and re engaged in the community, and so I'm working specifically with veterans and returning citizens helping them learn about an embrace these nine steps to be more empowered more in control of their of their career. So that's what we're doing. I've got a podcast and were different workshops that we're applying, and of course, we've got the books but that's kind of in a nutshell when what I'm all about at this point in time. That is first of all great service for all veterans out there who want to they have did their work and Herreid amazing service and thank you for all the veterans listening right now, and we appreciate your dedication and service at definitely has off to you. Thank you for all you too. You have been like great improvise. So help me understand when you say help you think like entrepreneur what does that actually mean? Well. You know when you look at the way, a entrepreneur react to a.
"kumar" Discussed on Mark Kumar Podcast
"You that's what I did and I love studying. I. Continue to train and learn every single woman. Didn't it tells the event after twenty masters the reason was I loved studying. But the thing is there's a difference between theoretical study and practical application. You're absolutely right. Or. At the same time your question about for youngster was looking at doing something in making months some money on the side. That's great. You should do that because that's where you'll learn what real life is all about, and you will make some money but that's not if you're starting today or if you're focused on something else in terms of your future career, that's what you should focus on a lot of people get derailed wants to start seeing money in their head. and. It could be a couple of bucks. It could be a few hundred bucks in their hand, but once you start seeing that money, it's very easy for people do shift lanes and go after running money. I believe that's the problem I. think that's that you know when it comes to teenagers or kids in their junior and senior year Sango just ready to get into college that's a piece. Of Advice I, would give them. If. You WanNa go out, make money and nothing stopping you. You should do it and you should make money so that you can spend it on what you really want to spend on because until you earn a dollar. You're not careful where you spend it if it's your dad or mom giving you the money. You know it's easy to spend. But if you have earned, you're going to think twice about very money. At the same time that's you know you have a long career ahead of you have a long life ahead of you. To rake in the real money. So just don't get distracted by the. Few dollars that you're making taking a side job are. Working somewhere for a couple of hours that's important focus on what you want to do what your goals are in go after it, and of course, when it comes to education if you're trying to become a doctor, you have to go to college you. There's no other way around it and you and you don't want to be a doctor without going to college nobody's GonNa come to you right. So then. So there's that. So how high goals for yourself and do that pursue lifelong learning? And every time you learn something look at how do you apply people can accrue all the knowledge in their head and never execute on it. For a minute and that's useless. So that some Barton that whatever you learn you look at how do I apply it Howard why execute on it and On your feet taint like a businessman tank like the guy on the street, you know get street smart about where you want to spend your time and money and how you want to get a return on that investment..
"kumar" Discussed on Mark Kumar Podcast
"I went to a real estate, some upper three days I learned more in three days for a couple of hundred bucks and it literally changed a whole financial situation by doing a couple of little tiny changes in you know buying a rental property or to you know refinancing and I never knew what known that. So all that you know be a student of knowledge I, think it'd be really the key behind that. in sales especially Yeah. Because there's just some basic things and some people have been a long time a really know the INS and outs of it. And that's that's the key. Cool all so much for being here. Talking to me hopping people listen to this is true. You've been a blast and. I had mazing time. So if there's anything you like the share now the state, he's all yours share anything you want share. For example, you book coming up where people can find you email. You Channel whatever you want or yours. Yes. So yeah, I would just say go damn or dot com and feel free at all the information that's on there I think it's I try to make it so it's very helpful for anybody at any age to. For sales marketing for business in general and and tried all ounce, would you think got a couple of books out all the books? I think I I do because I want to help people they really will be. I've seen it happen I've seen people buying these books going wow is this these techniques are working? And just my guys my office they'll read these books. And I tried this yesterday. Believe I got? So. It's cool stuff. It's you know. It makes me happy to see that happen. and. Anytime at Info at Dan. Poetic. Dot. com. Questions article I will definitely put all the information in the show notes as well. So you guys can go directly talk to in an email ham seconds website and once again, thank you for being here. I really. Appreciate. It is truly been about. Awesome. Likewise. Take care..
The Chess Grandmasters Extreme Workout
"I. How did you get on the chess? Beat in the first place? So I get really interested in these really need sports that. People are super invested in Ashwari. Kumar is an international features writer for Espn Lake if you're going to which. Of People Are Watching these chess tournaments that you wouldn't even know where that's happening in. Iceland. Or Finland, and so I had this curiosity so I was thinking so Bobby Fisher was such a huge part of chests in the US what Ron Labor is tennis. What Jack Nicklaus's to golf? That's what Bobby Fischer is to chess. Bobby Fisher of the United States will finally meet Boris Spassky of the Soviet Union in Belgrade Yugoslavia, but the chess championship of the world plus a purse of one, hundred, thirty, eight, thousand five hundred dollars, the richest prize for a head-to-head confrontation in any sport, but boxing. So who is the next Bobby Fisher? So I went to Saint Louis last year to sort of figure out what is going on in the chess world, so saint Louis has sort of become this chess capital of the country. Let's start with the basics here. What is a chess grandmaster? And what does it take to become one? Usually what happens? Is this International Chess Federation F. And they have this point systems so chessplayers. Lead different tournaments in accumulate these spines that. Gets them to a certain level of expertise, and they are then title the grandmaster, which is in fact, the highest I do that. A chess player can be awarded by International Chess Federation usually these. Players between the age of ten and fourteen, and so they go through these rigorous tournaments one after the other parents take them all over the world. And the get the title by around thirteen fourteen, and then they start to perfect the art of being perfect, just player. So you mentioned Bobby Fisher. Who is probably the most famous chess player all time? Actually is definitely the most famous chess player of all time. Who are the stars of the field today? The poster by of chess is at the moment Magnus Carlsen. Calzon is the best in the world. The youngest number one ever and no one can explain to you how he does what he does. It seems to come from another world, which is why he's become known as the Mozart of chess. He's from Norway. He sort of had this. Has this bad boy live to him? He's like interesting. He'll drop these nuggets about other players. You make jokes about his opponents. He talks trash social chicken. How do you not? He's GonNa do the same. Yeah the lack of comas is astounding. And quite disappointing. He talks acts. Yeah for sure sorta like that kind of Worcester wise. He's called the golden boy of chess. And then this. Is. Bobby Ana crew art, there's this Chinese grandmaster Ding Laren and then USA's Wesley so and Kara Nakimora. Really Good Armenia has live on Romanian so these are some of like the famous players at the moment that go up against each other all the time. So I the grandmaster that you decided to focus on with your story, the one who lives in Saint Louis is actually Italian. His name is Fabiano Caruana. Who is in? How did he get here? Fabiano Caruana is the number two seed in the world. He's an Italian American chess grandmaster. He became a grandmaster at fourteen years of age, fourteen years, eleven, months, and twenty eight to be exact, and he at that time was the youngest grandmaster in the history of Italy in the United States. E was sort of beg to be the next big thing in in US chess and he came back now. He has an apartment in Saint Louis. He lives there and he sort of boot. BOOT his life from scratch, and he was never like the big personality like Norris Magnus columnist. He's the guy that will is very chill loves video games and let us work to the talk to his justice stories about that call in the next Bobby Fisher like the next big thing. He's the one person that can actually dig down. Magnus, Carlsen in the world championship and become the next world champion. So what does? Chess match in a grand masters tournament. Actually look like. How does it play out? Okay so two grandmasters shake each other's hands. sit down across from each other is chessboard. This o'clock next to them that the are constantly looking at. This goes on for at least six hours right every day, and so during these six hours, the brain has to have most oxygen supply. Which means your heart is functioning three times faster than on any given. And because of that sustained higher blood pressure, and sustained higher level of activity by the heart and the rain, the body goes through intense physical. Energy lost during. A chess game that lasts six to seven to sometimes eat hours said.
University of Houston offering free 'disease detective' course
"Harris County is deploying contact tracers to follow up on people who have tested positive for covert nineteen with another eighty eight cases reported just yesterday and two more deaths county health director Dr Kumar Shah Shah says says contact contact tracers tracers will will want want to to know know who who those those people people have have been been in in contact contact with with we we are are going going to to ask ask for for information information about about work work do do you you work work are are there there other other places places you've you've been are their co workers that you've been around how about your boss your supervisor how many people do you work with what about your office setting where else have you been have you been to a church or another faith gathering have you been somewhere else in a large group here's county judge Lena Dogo says they're still hiring students and staff members at the university of Houston and now signed up for a free course and how to be a contact tracer
US Crude Oil Prices Go Negative As Demand Disappears
"Oil prices are in freefall lockdowns across the world have dealt a huge blow to demand the US benchmark for June delivery plunged forty three percent today down to eleven dollars and fifty seven cents a barrel. That's a twenty one year low and it comes just a day after some contracts fell below zero for the first time in History Brent crude the global benchmark followed suit Brench for June. Delivery dropped twenty four percent to nineteen dollars and thirty three cents a barrel joining me now to explain as Wall Street Journal Markets Reporter Amorth Ram Kumar. So amorth put this in context for us. What are the economic implications here? The energy sector crisis has massive implications for everyday Americans in the world economy just here in the US. The energy sector has become a huge industry. And it's very important geopolitically and it employs so many people so the prospect of bankruptcies and mergers and acquisitions for some of these beleaguered companies is really staggering. We're seeing the focus of even stock market investors kind of shift now from the corona virus temporarily at least to this existential threat facing a critical industry. People think that oil demand and fuelled demand will go back up once measures to stop the spread of the krona virus or with did but for now people can't consume fuel and that's really driving this chaos. People say it's really an oil crisis turned upside down. So many Americans remember previous oil price spikes causing inflation eroding consumer spending now gas prices are cheap but no one can take advantage of it and that could really fuel a lot of chaos in the energy sector and when you start talking about widespread bankruptcies and things like that. That has the possibility of Stan spreading into banks which have learned heavily to these companies in recent years. Are we seeing this begin to impact? Us oil production at this point. What's happening there? Many producers are trying to curtail production but the measures are to. It'll to wait in North America in the. Us and Canada. Many companies have been forced to shut in productive wells. So when you think about that. That's pretty staggering. These wells that function normally and at certain prices are economic. But now the numbers. Just don't make sense. So companies are being forced to shut in that production and so that's lowering supply. But it's already to wait. The world is simply out of storage in many cases for its excess oil and a price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia that was resolved recent. We really made this all worse so for a few weeks that we supply was increasing as demand was crumbling. And that's made it all just really chaotic. You also took a closer look at how. This is impacting retail investors. What did you find retail investors trying to take advantage of the crude price slump and bank on a rebound have piled into risky? Etf's like the US oil fund which trades under the ticker USO. Hundreds of millions of dollars have flowed into that fund in recent days. And that's very risky. Because is tied to some very complicated oil market structures that make its price go down. When their differences in futures contracts basically the fund is collapsing towards zero and people are trying to buy it counting on a rebound but because of how the fund is structured. That might never materialized and say that's causing huge losses for regular people who are buying funds that they really shouldn't be or they might out fully understand that's again making us all worse kind of the repercussions are really now going beyond just the energy industry and that's something people are very worried about.
Is It Rolling, Bob? Talking Dylan: Nish Kumar
"What I was about. Fifteen years old. We went on a Fourteen is just before I turned fifteen. We went on this field trip to we went to Sheffield for a history field trip because we were studying something about the industrial revolution in the Arkwright Orlando Carmel Stuff. And we stopped as a treat at a now defunct building called the Sheffield History of popular music and I was just listening to it was forums. It was not great but I was listening to like a weird. There's like a listening post and you could just listen to some albums that they deemed classic albums and actually I my cousins were big Jimi Hendrix fans and so I started listening to Electric Lady Land and I remember listening to the first three songs and I just wrote the going. Great Well Mine Tie. World was just changed on so I ball. Electorally land go really into Hendricks and then viral electric lady land. Obviously through all along the watchtower read the liner notes. In its Britain by Dylan and niece of I guess if you're I'm thirty four and when we were school used to sing blowing it was a him so I guess there's just a moment of either has a sort of David. Your mind of who Bob Dylan is roughly and I. I was a into the Beatles at the time. So I sort of knew roughly a would big dylan fans and you know blowing the wind and he sort of saying you have some vague idea and then so my friend. Andy gave me the nineteen sixty seven greatest hits the he had which is his dad had which is just a best of everything op too blonde on. Blunt. I say it doesn't include anything for the debut album but it's just a great hits a of the of the pre John Wesley Harding nineteen sixties out on. Its I mean. That's a pretty place to star. Need because you sort of realized that this is by the time that period ends. He's probably about twenty five. I think. Yeah he yeah. He's about twenty five twenty six when the motorcycle accident happens. And so that's the if you think about the style changes the happen just did not show period of time. It's a pretty exciting thing to get like a quick precede history of and so from then on I was just you know I was just I was I was getting everything and I do think there is something really interesting. Did you go see blinded by the light? I know you on the show. There's a really amazing pit in that movie. Which is a beautiful film about. Safra's monsters obsession with Bruce springsteen this amazing bitten where it's kind of in the eighties and him and his friend who both of british-asian ethnic heritage and one of them is trying to get Bruce springsteen to be played on the School Radio Tannoy system and the guy says Bruce Springsteen isn't he got going on dodger into And the two Asian kids look at me. Go No ought not only definitely think. That's a work because when I was a kid my friends he's like. Oh that's the music DODD LISTENS TO A. My parents liked the bills in the light of the music. That was big when they moved to Britain like things like yellow and stuff but they they had no specific relationship with Dylan so I didn't have association with that. It was like a dragon something that your parents enforced you to endear. When you were growing up so to me I just couldn't. I just couldn't believe it. It just absolutely blew my mind. I had no full context for it and so I just bought as much as I can possibly buy that. There's a period where pretty much all I spend my birthday money. Christmas money on was Bob Dylan CDs and also quite good period to get into Bob Dylan because it was before they released the audio remastered CDs. So they were just so. I just I got. I bought time out of mind for one pound CD copy of time out of mind for a quid. From W H Smith's in Croydon and so it was really easy and cheap for me just to buy almost