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Vaccine Mandate for Indoor Services Begins in San Francisco
"In the country to require proof of full vaccination against coronavirus for people who died inside restaurants. Pizza Picnic is managing partner for water bar and epic steak restaurants in the Bay Area with the guests. And the public. We know there's going to be a little bit of, uh, angst and push back. Because people have varying attitudes and opinions. Restaurant customer rushed Sherman, it says San Francisco's new vaccination rules go over well with him. I think it's terrific, actually. Absolutely in favor of it. Okay? My wife is a physician. So she sees a lot of covid. She sees the spiking going on. Vaccinations are also required for those who work out in gyms or attend indoor concerts. More of these stories that town
A Pivotal Moment for Cyber Insurance
"There is a infamous aphorism. I think that No one chooses to enter into the insurance industry even though it is quite a large industry. It's one of the larger financial industries in the world. And i am no different. I did not plan for this Although i've taken a liking to it I am a lawyer by training. And when i got out of law school. I went to a boutique law firm with some with some history insurance. The managing partner was a general counsel for a large insurance company before starting his firm. And even then. I wasn't zeroed in on the insurance racket or the insurance industry for me you know. A few opportunities came to join a larger firm and to and to join a practice group dedicated to complex insurance issues. And i really did take to it. You know insurance is about trying to measure risk and then to design contracts to perform certain bad things happen and for cyber risk. It's just become extraordinarily complex ever changing and a really a fascinating area. So it's sort of magnetized me and drove me towards but You know as a student law school or as young man. I certainly did not imagine being. I am today
How Do We Properly Secure Remote Work
"Anthony rowe hit. Why don't you introduce yourselves. Let our audience know who you are where you work for and you both see sows. But you're welcome to say which your titles again goal. Awesome all to jump in so many johnson managing partner del risks. We do market research Fortune one thousand companies cyber formula so at fannie mae g treasury engine working so the court bank large stuck world. How would it be here today. Awesome row hit a guys. Thanks for having me. Your becher actually share the stage with anthony. So i'm cranky disease. Oh for collective health. That's why manage our cyber security and privacy program a collective health as a company where benefits platform predator where we basically consolidate all health related services to our self funded employer health winds and in a sense that means we're in a heavily regulated industry with the hippo on bunch of other law center kind of dictating the business structure but also there's a heavy reliance on the partners and vendors that we work with from an ecosystem standpoint. Family was backstage since. Now you know still security. Mostly focused on the core security to begin with and now You know dabble my feet in two zero which is more comprehensive way looking security. I guess that's that's me
Bitcoin Mining With North America's Largest Miner
"Our guys bang bang. Got fred here. Thank you so much for doing this. Thank you great to be here absolute. Let's get started with marathon in kind of your background. So marathon is one of the largest. Bitcoin miners in north america. What did you do before you on the board and then became the see you so twenty. Five plus years running technology companies across a variety of sectors. Fintech was a big one. Matter of fact my first programming job was at a bank so grew up really understanding the friction. The financial markets was had the good fortune taking some companies public. Doing a lot of a and then switch to the dark side became a private equity managing partner and did leveraged buyouts tech companies and then started advising really large funds and tech companies. I had known the ceo. Marathon merrick former ceo now executive chairman for many years socially or kids grew up together and i joined the board in two thousand eighteen. Really that help him with kind of the transition to bitcoin. Mining and blockchain always been fascinated by blockchain. I think it's a great leveler. If you look at kind of how the internet developed and brought kind of the democratization of information i think people exposing data on the blockchain is going to change. How businesses operate imagine companies like salesforce. Who effectively hold your crm data hostage. If all that data around the block chain not only could use salesforce taxes and gained benefit from it. But you could use other applications. I think there's just a were so early in this blockchain development. Bitcoin cryptocurrencies. Just one part of it. I'm a big believer in the bitcoin. Blockchain foundation for financial institutions very secure fully decentralized network. You know you can say other things about ethier. Money has some great benefits. But it's still is less decentralized than the bitcoin blockchain and there's just so much you can do so. I was very excited at the opportunity to step into more of an operating a marathon. And i think now's the time where you'll see. The miners become more professional. Companies were real enterprises. If you just look at the build out plans most of us have you know. We'll be billion dollar revenue companies within the next year and a half to two years and those become big companies and they need to be run in a proper way with good
"managing partner" Discussed on The Managing Partners Podcast
"Hey everybody it's eric j olson coming alive again today. I am interviewing chris. Hagen i recorded. I'm doing great. Thanks for joining us. I appreciate it my pleasure cool so tell us a little bit about yourself and what you do sure i'm a partner at perkins coup which is a national law firm based on the west coast. But i'm actually in there. Watching office in my practice is primarily business law corporate law with a focus on private equity in mergers and acquisitions awesome so within within your practice areas in particular the mergers and acquisitions. What are some of your specializations or the kinds of clients. They work with sure. Why work a lot with different either. Private equity funds family offices venture capital funds but also even their portfolio companies. And i've been fortunate or unfortunate enough. Been engaged in over four hundred acquisitions in my career where i've represented buyers or sellers from little as one million dollars to well over a billion dollars and with a lot in between and when i do. It doesn't really what the industry is. So i'll represent companies in all different industries. But i would say primarily focused on business services software an industrial companies i gotcha billion dollar merger or acquisition. That don't that is not every day. I'd say my sweet spot is probably between ten million one hundred and that's really what i most of the deals do that. Spa nice Are are you seeing a so. Actually i wanted to ask you about kobe. And how is impact the world and have you seen like an increase or decrease in any particular segments because of that well first of all covance made a big impact. It's in one of its done through a couple of things but it's really is. The finance world has changed a lot for example. There's the availability of both eid which are economic development allowance and pe-people which bieber familiar with now and these loans have now led to a lot of companies getting financing. But it's not so easy to get rid of them is the if you're going through a process of trying to go ahead and get them forgiven. It takes time and some banks for example like chase are not even accepting applications for yet so that makes it difficult to sell your company. That's one number. Two is a lot of banks because kobe the nervousness. They're afraid to finance deals. So deals that need financing are often having trouble that sad. That doesn't mean that the all deals are done are not being done. There's certainly a lot of healthcare deals are getting done because that's still out industry. You'll still see a lot of deals done in the distribution industry. I mean obviously amazon is doing so. I know that right. In the residential market housing market particular. It is a sellers market is does do emanates go through the similar Changes where it goes from a buyer's market choice. I was working at where we at where we are. now absolutely. it's it's definitely a buyer's market right now. You know was a strong. Seller's market until kobe came along basically the sellers. Are you know they have to sell are being advised by Bags a wait till the first quarter of twenty twenty one slowdown and so's emanate is probably down about fifty percent from what it normally would be at this time at as of last year. But i think it will rebound but i do think we'll sellers being cautious because they usually unless they're in a specific hot industry. They can't command a premium right. Now in this market i gotcha okay cool Soars your firm goes guys done recently. Have you grown. And and how so. What with their own. Obviously kobe affected every law firm. I mean their client pressures that let's face it. A lot of clients have problems they need to then turn their warriors and say hey. Can you take her with us now to here because we're all suffering so there's been some of that but i also think it also does lead to new opportunities we've done Hundreds of hundreds of pp loans on behalf of our clients over the last year. We've also been in helping clients guide through the legal and labor issues that are involved in these type of situations but as a firm. We've we're holding around we. We've definitely expanded. Where as i said. we started. Release a west coast firm now. We're getting stronger as we go east. We now have an austin office and we're building our chicago. New york and dc offices speak nice congratulations. That's awesome so a lot of people that are going to be watching this either. There are interested in the marketing aspect of business. I is there a particular marketing strategy. That's worked well for you. You have there. Is the one thing i really found in. I think it resonates with businesses is to be value added. And what i mean by that is to come up with ideas or introductions that are off the charts in terms of helping people with their business too many lawyers our lawyers lawyers are just. They're good technocrats. They can draft the documents dot. All the is crossed. The t's can you help your client structure deal or make an introduction to a good executive or to a deal at south. Those kind of things. I think sort of separate those of us who are kind of more business lawyers than just lawyers slurs like to the market to my clients by you know giving them opportunities. You're being there to. They can just brainstorm idea without worrying about the meter turning now fantastic so someone would have liked to brainstorm with you right now. What's the best way to touch the the best way to get in touch me. His probably shoot me. An email at sea hagen burqas cu dot com or it can look me up on lincoln and it'd be happy to speak to people and you know brainstorm with Nba honest with them. Whether this is the right thing. They're doing the wrong thing. And you know who knows it could lead to something that may just be you know to give them some advice that they should stand fast right now and in a ride it out. That's awesome Know your time is valuable. I appreciate it. Thanks so much for joining us new. Who's watching now. May watch later if you're interested in digital marketing and you are a doctor lawyer or home services professional reach out to us at. This is a ray com thank you..
A highlight from Episode 111: $50M Is Just the Beginning for AnD Ventures
"You're managing partner of again. I hope i'm pronouncing it right. A and d ventures which is as i from your website is quote unquote redefining value investing. Can you tell my listeners. How your mission distinguishes you from other venture capital funds either a n. d. r. n. ventures. We define ourselves as a company. Builder based fund my partner. And i were in the industry for many years before establishing in and we saw These gaps for let's say early stage founders When they founding their company and a lot of help in really building the company for the first year year s and if you really look at fifty percent of the startup of the israeli start ups are failing for execution. And we wanna be there when they starting to build our company until they kind of heating gross and help them build it. We really aim to come as a partner for the company so we're not just investing or not just taking a board seat were actively helping to founders establishing companies And when we investing we architect the needs With enterpreneurs of the company manny focusing on detect that the base will be strong The products dacian which means okay have a great product to have customers for it And who are my customers so right from the beginning and then i think what's really really important Not just freeze rallies. But in general to grow is the execution of cells so detraction itself We work very hard with venture. Poor helping them bring customers for like the first year or two. That's where we think this is kind of the secret sauce helping from within it's It sounds like a a winning
"managing partner" Discussed on Behind The Numbers
"And welcome back to behind the numbers. Today we're talking about real estate. Investing with david hansell who is managing partner at lucerne capital partners. A lot of good stuff covered in the first segment. Don't wanna waste any time here. I'm going to jump right back in david. We alluded to the idea about raising capital to fund these investments in the first segment. Now's a good time to talk about. What exactly you're doing and how you go about raising that capital. Sure so. I don't want to save as easy for us. I talked about alpha before we built that company off the heels of retail investors that are long term investors of ours and naturally when we went in and started to invest in real estate which provides better tax advantage to them as far as the income returns alive and followed in atlanta's to grow rather quickly and build a very strong track record but We we typically we typically look at Deals in two ways. We would either phone in what's referred to his syndicate the apple where we come anime fire an asset in the go out and raise for that we put up typically five ten percent of the equity side by side with our investors And then they will join us in the investment on they we get their pro rattus be income in the tax write offs and the appreciation and then we recently logged to not tober a fun vehicle which is kind of like a mutual fund for multifamily value add investing Did that for a couple of reasons. One in allowed us with the type of filing at we go out and open new doors new relationships for capital to meet new investors that one have interest in exposure to real estate and learn more about that. So we're actually in the process of raising capital on this new fund that we targeted twenty five million dollar raise in. Were a little more than every there had scheduled. Those investors participate on like said a pooled of dea bowl where they're getting exposure to multiple multifamily acids and other multiple geographic areas so really focuses on strong asset protection and the look to achieve on these types of assets loaded team annual lies returns of really effectively like an irr but there's ongoing cash flow that comes to these investors so it's a nice. It's a nice mix of both ongoing income asset appreciation in tax benefits very very investor portal that we community share tells about out of the performance of the assets refunds. And while this is certainly not without risk In a low interest rate environment to get that kind of return certainly has to be attractive. So good stuff. So for the folks who may want to be Interested in learning more about how they can invest with you in that vehicle. How can they do that. Sure so same as before getting in touch on you could shoot an email to info at lucerne. Capital dot com. That's l. u. c. e. r. n. Capital chp al dot com or. You can go to turn capital dot com and we have a chat bot that. There's you know if you're interested to learn more about future. Investments makes it very simple so david. Let's talk a little bit about the impact of the global pandemic on your business w- what's changed as a result of the pandemic. And where do you see your industry going forward as we emerge from the pandemic. Sure while if i could really give you the exact property say probably be retired at a network here but Got a crystal ball right little joke jokers low but you some things coming into this pandemic. There was a housing shortage. That certainly has not changed some of the problems for the real estate industry. As a whole which many of you can imagine you're well aware of is occupancy now. Multifamily is the lowest risk at all real estate assets. If you think about your office space in retail. there is a lot of vacancies. There is people still need a place to live. You know there are issues with reds and things of that nature the aspects of a focus on or more middle income of media. Come people that are looking to live in apartments and not ownership so say we're immune to it but we've been able to keep Our occupancy levels vary hi we are seeing in the philadelphia market specifically That the leasing velocity the at the rate at which new units at least as slow download. The warm weather in the vaccine as through will see that open up again but know. There's the underlying concern that that you know. There's a large outbreak again. Shutdowns happening even in the face of the vaccine With can generally challenge the market is all people will need a place to live and that kind of is what happened. The other pieces that there's a lot of migration out of the northeast down to the southeast and not too dissimilar like people from california moving to texas in arizona on the north on the east coast or a lot of people out of new york. Moving down to the carolinas. Were very active florida. Luckily philadelphia's.
"managing partner" Discussed on Behind The Numbers
"Valuate usually really digging in deep and understanding your local market understanding economic drivers understanding political environment. That's in buyer these all very important in understanding how your assets in performance. What headwinds aliens. You're going to ads on the things that we look for. Nation in the beginning we primarily are investing in instilling market and then also down airliners but the epa concentration charlotte's we also look at markets general at have strong economic drivers rose through business and industry jobs on through infrastructure on an kind of natural. You know there's a natural movement in markets as they get tailwinds behind and continued rowing. We will get involved in those because those at the biggest delta between what's existing because of current owner may not have been you know they they've been complacent or they realized that. The market's been moving up so quickly in the ten bases looking expecting more as you get better paying jobs and things of that nature so essentially we've looked at all these different factors and we try to figure out. Where can we me. Strong risk adjusted. Return that we create a buffer so that we protect our principal in our besters that partner with us and so. There's a lot of thought that goes in homework. Understanding where to invest like wall lobby seduce alone analysis and look through leases and look through comparables tour other properties and understand. What's at david for the folks watching and listening if they want to learn more about you or how they may be able to work with you in some capacity. What's the best way for them to reach out to you. Sure so Probably the easiest way is through our website and they have a couple different avenues to direct connect with us but lucerne dot com. That's not within the At the end l. u. c. e. r. n. dot com and. We have a very simple chat by that direct connects with us in. There's four options about what you wanted to talk to us about. Whether you're interested in looking investments with us where you want a source deals to us or just.
Dollywood with Amber Davis
"Impossible to talk about dollywood without mentioning dolly parton then in are both big fans. She is a prolific songwriter. I think a lot of people would be shocked to know all the songs that she's written for other entertainers on her own. She sold more than one hundred million albums worldwide. We could honestly do a show several podcasts. Just don't hurt. She butts alone. She's amazing businesswoman and humanitarian her literacy program. Which all three of my kids have taken advantage of dali pardons imagination library which is a part of the dollywood foundation males one book per month to each and roll child from the time of their birth until they enter kindergarten. Currently over sixteen hundred. Local communities provide the imagination library to almost eight hundred fifty thousand children each live across the us canada uk. Australia and ireland. It's amazing she also helped to find one of the covid nineteen vaccines so i mean i could go on and on about dali yes. We absolutely could. Let's bring it back to the theme park. Dollywood was opened in one thousand nine hundred eighty six and one of the really interesting things about this. Is that for all its growth and offering of thrill rides. The park still retains a lot of history in roots. The park now known as dollywood has gone by several other names throughout the years and it still pays homage to the older parts. There are four years in the modern park river town junction. The village country fair in craftsman. Bali dollywood offers a fully functional. Gristmill where you can get incredible cinnamon bread and rolls and a fully functional chapel. That was actually named after the doctor. That delivered dolly truly. This is a part where you can ride some incredible thrill rides and get a glimpse back in time. So talk more about dollywood with us. We welcome amber. Davis publicist for dollywood amber. Welcome to the show. Thanks so much for having me and we really appreciate you coming on chatting with us. So robin our both. We're going to confess it. Where such huge fans of dolly. So can you talk about what her influence in the park. Looks like it could be major things or just simple touch here and there. Just give us a break. Yeah absolutely. I mean who doesn't love dali if you know anything else are dolly. We claim. She has a national treasure every believes she's just about as genuine as they come. We do see dolly from time to time so it's neat that the park not only bears her name. But there's there's things around that just remind you of who she is and what she means to a community here and at large but start dollywood really was her vision and so it's her. Her name is on it. She has the managing partners who know the theme. Park world but dolly. She really started this park to bring more people to the area to create jobs. And she's done both of those things so just the very welcoming nature of the park in a. We've were proud. Always tell people. Were the friendliest park. We won that award so many times that they actually retired at so now have the best park experience award from the golden ticket amusement today awards dolly wants us to be welcoming into you. See that and just the. The charm of the park itself are host week. We actually call our employees hosts because people who come our guest and so everyone who works there were hosting you so it again. In the culture in the nature of of who we are dollywood. You're going to see There's there's actually if you want to come for the dalai factor. You're gonna find dolly. There's a whole museums. Actually a fantastic museum chasing rainbows. It has things one of the things. We like to joke about dolly. Never throw anything away whether it's warehouse in nashville or if it's at dollywood we've got our hands on just really neat things. I mean her birth certificate and a replica of the coat of many colors. Actually it's a replica. Because you know. Intrigue fashion was continued to be handed down so that code is is longtime because it was down the many more kids after dolly but Her mom made another one for on us to put on display. So you're gonna see the coat of many colors. You're going to see movies threats and costumes from her movies. You're going to see you know dresses. Steve warranty to award ceremonies. You're going to see her awards museums. Fantastic there's also a replica of her. We like to call it the tennessee mountain home. So if you don't know dolly was one of or is one of twelve children so she grew in a very small home and so we need to put that in the context of walking through this house credible. You're like how limped year. The beginnings replica of the home. In what i mean by replicated. Her brother built it. Her mother decorated it. So it's not the home. She grew up in. But it is true to representations of of dali's. You're gonna say you know things like that in the park. There's there's there's smaller things like a popular. Eatery is drive in will read is actually a nod to the very first place. Dolly parton had a hamburger so easter eggs. You know the pines theater another location. That people don't know but that's where she had her first concert. So there's lots of things throughout the park that it's not in your face dali if you want that there are different areas. Not the whole. It's not all dolly all the time. So there's there's a lot but you have to kind of know where you're looking. Yeah i remember go into dollywood way back might have been the early nineties and then just recently. My daughter's chorale group went for to sing at dollywood. And i was shocked at all of the roller coasters. I mean there are rides galore. Can you talk a little bit. About what kinds of rides and attractions are dollywood. Mentioned some of it but talk about more than rides and stuff. Yeah you know. A lot of people don't realize that jolly win actually is a fantastic coaster park. You know a lot of people Thinking oh it's it's probably small little entertainment park actually does quite a few of the the big name coasters that the coaster enthusiasts talking about so yet we have our parking one hundred sixty acres. And we've got eight bay coasters so we've got lightning rod which you know we love and we're very proud to to reintroduce this year. I had lots of work in the off. Season practically brand new track thunderhead. That's a wooden coaster while eagle was the first wing coaster in the state So we liked to go. After unique rides we have fire chaser. Express which is a considered a family coaster. The reason is considered family is because it has a very low height requirements. Thirty nine inches. My actually two little boys and both of them were writing. Fire taser express when they were three. So you know on a coaster is kinda crazy but it's a fun unique ride. It launched as you out of the station forward but then by the time you're ending the ride you get launched backward. So that's it's a dual launch coaster. So that's a lot of fun so we we look for a lot of the The rides that are unique or that offer something that people haven't experienced
Top 15 ideas for an equitable economy
"I'm pleased today to be joined by dr phil jackson of new profits. She's one of the managing partners. Enchila- thank you so much for being with us ramona. Thank you for having us especially on this exciting day where we're finally announcing the fifteen solutions for the grand challenge. I am so glad we could talk about this today. Because we've been we've talked about this in the past as you were taking in the applications for this so for those in the audience who don't know what the grand challenges when you tell us. Kind of broadly. What it is and then we can talk about. Who's some of the people have been selected to the future burton grand challenges partnered by new profit in partnership with x prize foundation. Mit solve and j f f. And what we're doing is we're giving finalist access to six million dollars. In funding to implement solutions that will rapidly reskill twenty five thousand workers into higher wage jobs and it quip influential workforce boards with vetted tools to help get americans back to work in why this is so important as that many times philanthropy. We actually give grants based on ideas. These grants are going to be given based on outcomes so it's really going to be down to how many people were trained and how many people were placed in jobs with living wages. What were you looking for as you're looking for the organizations the groups to go forward in this competition so yet so even before cova working on this initiative for two years and really what we senator around were were adults busy people who are in need of upskilling but who can't take the opportunity cost to take off a year or go back to get a four year degree so we know going into this that we were looking for accelerated learning programs and also programs that would allow a learner or a worker to earn while they learn. We know that you know people. We think. A lot about the fifty six million. Us residents who are are working minimum. Wage jobs you know less than living wage jobs that they need opportunities to to skill up in a fashion that works for their complex and busy lives and so we really wanted these entrepreneurs to be willing to center the experience of these learners right and to create solutions that will work alongside their busy lives. We talk a lot about trying to upskill four jobs now. Actually and jobs of the future are each of the program. Said are in your rapid reskilling. Are they ernest. You learn absolutely in the way that we're thinking about it. There's two things one is like you said ramona. The future of work has become the president of work right so a lot of things that we thought were going to happen. Happened in cove. It industries went away that we thought were recession proof. And so what we've tried to do with all of these trainings. Is that one is their offered free of charge to the job seekers. And we're asking about preneurs a train for jobs that will not be impacted in the future works of thinking in the next three to five years and where people can leave the short term training and actually get a job with a living wage in so those are the parameters that we looked at. And we want to make sure that these trainings were geared towards people. Don't have a bachelor's degree and have other barriers employment. There are fifteen different organizations. That will be part of the solution. They're a combination of rapid reskilling. An mit sauce. And so we're looking at the fifteen solutions of the cohort that. We're validating at workforce boards. They just came to us from different challenges. There's a couple that. I'm just really excited about the first. Is this company. That's called charger help. And what's so interesting about that. One is that they are training people to be technicians into service electric car charging stations. What's interesting to me about. The idea is one is who knew that that was a job. You know. I didn't in to who knew that you could do that type of job and not have a bachelors degree so in a sixteen week program. They're able to train someone to do this job and they can go and make upwards of hundred and fifty dollars an hour but the company itself charged for help actually pays their employees up to fifty dollars an hour but they're giving them this training. That has a great market potential. And so that's one example. Another example that we're really excited about is generations. Usa there are national nonprofit ner actually international in many ways but they're allowing people to on the job while they're like learning a new trade and they do everything from building trades to manufacturing to data to technology while they're getting the technical training they're also giving them the wraparound supports of that professional training. And what some might call soft skills but are you know really important professional skills if we're going to actually obtain a job. They're getting paid while they do it. They're tuning to like the wraparound supports. A worker might need so in terms of transportation and childcare and they are promised a job on the other end of it and so as a learner. When you're thinking about that opportunity cost of taking you know sixteen weeks or three months off to learn. You're getting some upside in the beginning. And also you've got this guarantee on the back end.
Stimulus checks won't be taxed, but unemployment benefits will be
"Money, including the additional pandemic backed unemployment benefits. CPS. Stevens, Ellen, managing partner of Zellman Associates, says it's considered income. It's very ironic, but unfortunately we have to pay income tax on the unemployment payments that we received. States also tax the money. So's Ellen says, When you sign up for unemployment, you should have a percentage withheld for both the state and I arrest However, your stimulus payment is not text GeneCo's Silda Fox News.
Mariners CEO Kevin Mather resigns after video comments
"Kevin Mather has resigned today after the comments he made to a Rotary Club earlier this month have surfaced comments that bad, chairman and managing partner John Stanton said today We're extremely disappointing comments were inappropriate and do not represent the organization's feelings about players, staff and fans. No excuse for what he said. And the Stanton will act now is the team's president and CEO until replacement has been hired. Mother's been with the team since 1996. He was promoted to the current role in November of 2017. Other baseball news the Nationals get
Getting back to the pre-pandemic economy
"Know what this economies like right now right shaky in many parts uneven who is recovering and who's not uncertain for both people and businesses so the forecast we got yesterday from the congressional budget office. It's guesses for this year. Promising even without more federal relief we're on track for the economy to be roughly back where it was in the before times by the middle of this year. Thank you vaccines. The labor market is gonna take longer. But let's examine that baseline concept for a second here the idea of getting back to the pre pandemic economy because as marketplace's kimberly adams reports even if the numbers do get back to where they used to be the economy's probably gonna look real different even though gross domestic product can kinda be shorthand for how an economy is doing. Gdp growth does not translate into equal growth off earnings and employment ariane hege issues with the institute for women's policy research. She says the before times or kind of a perfect example of this unemployment was low but often significantly higher for some groups like black and latino ex-workers also and not of women worked in jobs. Where you even with full time year round working. You could not pick yourself. You still needed to snap benefits particularly if you have kids then came. The pandemic worthy economic fallout was far worse for women and people of color particularly in the service sector. Emily knicks teaches labor economics. At the usc marshall school of business and says all this will shape. What the recovery looks like. If you come from a wealthier background you bounce back a lot faster than if you come from a poor background and so another concern we might have is that this pandemic is going to increase income inequality this same logic applies for small businesses. I think we need to define what is normal cherise. Conan johnson is a managing partner at the advisory firm neck. St how are we going to make sure that the communities and small businesses that have been systemically left-back pre pandemic are getting systemic changes. I think that we need to make sure that they're successful. She says for those communities returning to pre pandemic economic conditions might not be enough for an actual economic
interview With Meagan Crawford
"Well. Megan welcome to manage and cut off. This has been a year overdue at this point. An entire pandemic overdue. Maybe i'm happy that you're here talking to us. I'm really thrilled to be here. Thank you for having me anything so to start. I want everyone to meet you. Because you're awesome So you are a member of space fund. You also have this podcast mission eve. That is fantastic. Can you tell everyone a little bit about you sure. Yeah co founder and managing partner of space fund Where venture capital firm investing exclusively in the new space ecosystem so very kind of targeted fund And then i also have my podcast mission eve which I interview the most amazing women in the space industry. It's just been a thrill and just so much fun to do. And in the hopes of inspiring more women to join us here in the space industry So that's that's a project that's near and dear to my heart I'm also on. The board of several nonprofits needs to do a quick shout out the space frontier foundation. The center for space commerce finance mars initiative and the earth light foundation Spend an inordinate amount of my time helping those at nonprofits. So i think that's probably about it so we're gonna talk about a bunch of different angles on the finance side of stuff which i occasionally touch on but probably not as deeply as i should in many cases there's some fundraising that has happened. In the past year that has been particularly notable for the size specifically spacex relativity. Been getting gargantuan amounts of money there's some acquisitions that have happened recently. And then There's a whole trend of holding companies. That i find quite interesting as well as a trend that i find interesting and more shady. Which is this whole special purpose acquisition friend. Those are the things. I want to pick your brain about. Is there an order. would you like to start with fundraising and then get into what happens after. You've gotten a bunch of funding and actually accomplish things. What's the right order there. Yeah well I think i'd like to start with this kind of startling statistic that that i i like to I like to bring up a lot. Is that One and it's it's one of the reasons that spaceman was founded. Actually is you know. Currently launched comprises less than two percents of the global space economy yet has received seven percent of the venture capital. Today right sounds crazy but it. It makes such intuitive sense to like you know somebody watches the markets but exactly crazy. Yeah that's crazy. Yeah i like it when you hear that you're like oh yeah that seems right but holy crap. That's crazy just hear those numbers right and now the one question i would have is. Does that. include any space x funding as launch. Yes that includes spacex funding and includes the you know that big relativity rounded includes all of that. So i guess that's my that would be. My stipulation is like how. How do you separate out. What of that is going to starlink. zach satellites. Then does that skew it or is it not big enough to actually skew. Anything no matter how you classify either couple billion. Yeah so you know the regardless. It's it's a huge number even if he were to try and take starlink out of the kind of the space x portion of that. They're going to be forty percent of the venture right number exactly exactly and so you know when When my partner. Rick tomlinson and i were contemplating a founding space fund. You know this was one of the things that was really bothering us. We were kind of looking around the industry at all of our our friends and colleagues. Who are these brilliant entrepreneurs going and down sandhill road and couldn't get any funding and meanwhile while all these other. Vc's are just pouring good money. After bad into launch company after launch company because all ilan has launched company and basil's has launched company and jared. Leto is invested in in relativity space so i need a launch company. Right and base fund is currently tracking a hundred and sixty two active launch companies around the world.
"managing partner" Discussed on Discover Lafayette
"The cardi during his tenure in office the state cardi more than quadrupled its fundraising totals and vastly expanded. Its operational staff and of course. They want to gubernatorial races with a successful election and reelection of governor john bel edwards. Stephen brings more than twenty years of experience fighting for democratic values. The local state and national level including six years serving as co chair of the national stonewall democrats pack he lives in lafayette with his husband at two decades and their two great danes. Whiskey and mahyco. We're taping this interview a few days after the siege on the us capital something. I never would have dreamed possible when we scheduled our interview a month ago. So stephen handwork. Welcome to discover lafayette. Thank you so much for having me. I'm so excited to be. We've been friends for quite a while. Now i meant when i ran fall. Came lee a republican and a democrat about that. I think we're both people. In france. I and probably concerned citizens right up there no matter what our party you've shown that through the years you care about our state in our country and as have you and that's why it's been so whenever i see your number come up on my phone or whatever i have the issue to be able to dial you. I know that. I'm going to be able to talk to someone who has an who really wants to get to finding solutions and also to can sometimes help commiserate out woodward frustrated with our political systems. Yeah these are crazy times. We're heading before we started recording. Everybody wanted twenty twenty two end and boy did it. Now we've got twenty twenty one year. That i think is already has gone down in history as One of the saddest starts. I've ever seen a look. My daughter taylor. She's here with steven. Thank you for having three of us in on the call Taylor is a young woman. She's an independent. And i thought it'd be interesting to get her feedback to Talking bit if you'd like to start out there's a lot of issues we can talk about. You know the election of joe biden and all it seems like we can start out with your thoughts on what's going on nationally in in the states as we look forward to joe biden being sworn on you look. I don't know That that we are in a good place nationally. I believe that we've got a lot of problems that have been made worse buying in my opinion out of control executive Who has always had somewhat of a distant relationship with the facts. Bites has certainly made those things worst post-election and the numbers came in as the People weighed in on this election. As more americans voted in this election than in any other election in our nation's history when all was said and done the president came up short and he and his followers and probably lot of his innate lers a really lead our country down a horrible track. These past. Two months in ultimately led to an insurrection. In her handle. I have said Especially over the past two days. That for those of us who remember nine eleven. I had those exact same feelings all day wednesday. His we saw what was happening as we saw the shots of the individuals. Getting fired up at the rally Right outside the white house and then we saw the mobs moving towards the capital. It was something as they would cut away and show the capital. That was making me incredibly nervous. Because we weren't seeing the type of th- worse that we would normally see so clearly for many of us who watch these things who've been at marches protests and at events i i kept thinking that the doors were open all of us capital. Police come pouring out that and it just it it never happened and then we saw an outright travesty tour country and so now we're we answer your question. What do we do. And i have been hosting almost every day on all by socials because i believe this that we cannot begin to heal until there is accountability. We have to. I mean. I think sad and and and maybe your daughter candidate ted tell us as well but i was raised in a world that there was accountability. I feel very sad. That i broke something. Okay when i had to go and talk to my mom about breaking it but there were still going to be accountability okay. I probably was going to be grounded for. I probably was going to have some sort of consequence to the jets. And so those who are seeing that we've got a oh we've gotta move on. I'm sorry we can't move on from an insurrection that there's just no way possible in my mind that we just move on from that but there's gotta have to be accountability and it's not just for this president is far as i'm concerned it has to be for those who able him for those were constantly in his ear constantly feeding him this ridiculous nonsense of trying to find extra votes and that it was possible in that big just needed to delay the actions taken by the congress. It's it's a lot so not till strongly about these things. I know it's really you know could care less. But i there's a couple of things you talked about. I'm gonna get tailored opportunity to respond first to her thoughts on the accountability. because taylor. he's gotten in trouble before. I spent a good portrait. Martin is school career grounded. So i got caught for everything and then my dad taught me specifically. There's a way saying starring. You say i did it back thing. I'm sorry please forgive me. I won't do it again. And then you have to follow up on that because empty promises. It's just it's pointless. I mean he as you have to have faith in the system i mean. That's why america's great because we have a democracy like that's why people come here all the time dealer still coming here now even these past four years that had been greasy that shows just how great we.
"managing partner" Discussed on Discover Lafayette
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"managing partner" Discussed on Behind The Numbers
"Welcome back to behind the numbers. I'm dave bookbinder and today we're talking with brett tremblay who's the managing partner of law and also the founder of get staffed up brett. You mentioned that you were recently the recipient of an five thousand word and that's cool stuff but i a springboard from that like to call the journey of entrepreneurship. So obviously you mentioned that you've grown your law firm but you also have another business. You've taken entrepreneurship to kind of a different level. Why don't you share your story with the audience. Absolutely i love to. And i. I just want to mention you know a lot of a lot of attorneys serve. Don't wanna practice anymore or or they find running a law firm. You know just too daunting or two difficult to they. Sort of become. I dunno consultants obey dive into something else. I did it where i put so much time and effort into building a business that still growing no despite corona virus trembling albro about ten percent this year. And that's way down for us but but that's still very good now. I'm still very very active. Running that business but growing the law firm provided me with an opportunity to do more than just help entrepreneurs and business owners under the law so the mission of the law firm is to protect the economy. One business at a time but through the staffing company that that mean in a co founders started. I learned that i could help business. Owners in additional ways because staffing hr and compliance is so difficult. And there's so many pitfalls that you can run into as a business owner when when employing people having employees god bless them. I mean i love my teams that we work really hard at providing a great atmosphere and and paying as best as we can but they will always be our number one headache as as as entrepreneurs and business owners because we're humans we have issues and so what we did as we started a staffing company. Where where business owners can staff up and at a lot of bandwidth and wherewithal at the entry level positions. You're talking administrative level positions personal assistant executive assistance secretaries receptionists. So that you don't have to go spend thirty thousand dollars plus plus because when you employ someone here in the us being in a behind the numbers. There's a one point four multiplier. Whatever you pay in salary you have to do one point four and that's what it costs us business owner sir. You're looking at at forty five to fifty thousand. Just you know no fence but for somebody answering the phones or or someone helping around the office if you will so what we did as we said. Why don't we take the option model and do fulltime only and help business owners staff up quickly with all the things that they're doing themselves that they know they should have been doing and we'll take the cost component out of it now. The the mental side behind it is is. I love helping people learn that it's okay to hire and take risks because back in the day that was. That was my big hang-up before i learned how to sort of grow but the staffing company has been phenomenal and You know i can tell you a little bit more about the model. If i didn't explain that quite clearly. No that's good stuff and look. There are a lot of firms where they're not ready to bring on fulltime employees and they need some kind of an alternative. I guess one of the questions somebody watching. You're listening maybe thinking would be something to affect. What's your secret sauce. What makes your staffing firm a little bit different than maybe some other options speak to that cher so most staffing companies two things one they get people in like india or the philippines and they pack them into a building like sardines and now they're selling time walks and saying you think you need ten hours per week of and assistant good. I just had ten hours open up because someone else left. So your assistant if you will is is really working for a lot of different people and you're only keeping you know using them for about ten hours a week so that's the first thing second on again it's it's the language barrier is much greater in those regions in the world. So we did is. We said we're here to fulltime only. We're gonna come in at a price point that it it's just a no brainer. Which the the. The metal price is eighteen fifty a month. So that's about twenty thousand per year you pay us monthly and and we pay your employees and so there's no with folding taxes etc and our biggest advantage those were out of latin america so mexico central and south america so the culture is very similar. The english phenomenal and the time zones match so we have people that are answering phones in mexico and people have no idea. The phone is being answered somewhere else. But because it's not an outsource reception service. They know how to pronounce the names and they get familiar with the people because your customers know when you have an outsource phone answering services as good as as some of them are these days And talk about a lot of bandwidth you can add by giving your top team personal or executive assistance in adding in those those secretary level positions with somebody who again is highly educated motivated energetic but the economic arbitrage as they say the con- savings just so great. It's it's really a no brainer. So they become part of your team speaking of team building morale. You want to treat these fulltime team members as if they're in your office you just can't see him so you want them on your morning huddles you want them on your team meetings via zoom and you want to continue to build the culture. You're just doing a little smarter than your competition interesting brett anybody who wants to learn more about that or about the law firm. How can they reach you. Well not not surprisingly very similarly Go to get staffed up. Dot com forward slash. Vip and same thing. You just drop in a little line and and We have a very large team already. Ready to to reach out and see what you need in your business and one of our catch phrases delegate. Your way to freedom they too. Many people are just their own assistant. And if you don't have an assist than you are an assistant and people have to learn how to get rid of those small nagging tasks that prevent us from having more on the big picture because we all have things that we want to get too big projects and we simply never create the time you have a difference between working in the business and working on the business for of folks in the production studio. I think you have graphic in the back. We're going to see that up. Give bread a chance to talk about a book that you've authored there it is. It's on the screen right now. If you can see it prep but the danger zones want you. Tell us about that. I would love to thank you so much. So we have a book. Launching within the next few weeks is called the danger zones. It's the five risk areas that business owners need to watch out for that can put them out of business so what we did is we took all the lawsuits. That over ten years our clients have been in you know on one side or another and and in addition to Miami dade has the fourth busiest Circuit court in the entire country. So we we gather data and we categorize all the lawsuits into five areas. And when we said you know these are the five areas that if we can focus on and help our clients you know mitigate the risk than we can do what what our mission is in that is to keep our clients out of the courtroom so the book is anecdotal. it tells stories. You know kinda like. I did earlier with the brewery and and it kind of gives you a little bit of a you know. Oh shoot. I need to make sure i haven't looked to my operating agreements awhile Or haven't really thought about that. Of course it covers trademarks But it's a very short book. And i hope it's a fun read in it's going to be available for download you know very soon and hardcopy sounds good so amazon. I imagine we'll be amazon. Okay great well. Congratulations on that. I think you mentioned something about a quiz to yeah trembling dot com slash danger zones. Set up where you can take a less than two minute quiz and just some you know some some. Yes or no answers. And we'll send you your results in in terms of you know kinda what your exposure areas are in. How serious that you.
"managing partner" Discussed on Behind The Numbers
"Everyone and welcome to behind the numbers. Dave bookbinder and welcome to the program where we dig deeper to understand what really matters most business as you know. I'm senior director at cf gi. And if you'd like to learn more about me or get in touch with me please reach out on linked in facebook and twitter. Today i'm pleased to welcome guest. Whose remolding in all the way from miami florida brett trembling managing partner of law firm and the founder of get staffed up brett numbers. They thank you so much happened me. I'm very honored to be here this morning. That's a pleasure to have you here. Why don't you tell the audience a little bit about your on your firm and then we'll jump in sure so as you mentioned i am the proprietor. Trimbe law firm in miami florida where a business and litigation and franchise law firm so Talking about behind the numbers. We've gone from one attorney just me nine years a few weeks ago to ten attorneys and twenty five team members and just hit the inc. Five thousand so were really making an impact in need south florida business community. Dave helping business owners stay out of court. That's our claim to fame. It's easy to sit back and hope people get in trouble and then go to court where only the lawyers went so we still litigated now. And we do it very well. But our main goal is to work with entrepreneurs and business owners and help them proactively. Stay out of the courtroom. Stay out of trouble in. Stay in business yet. Good stuff and and you mentioned that your clients are not just in the florida area. Serving clients all over the place right. We have clients all over the california new york down to florida exactly. So congratulations on making five thousand. That's quite an achievement. Thank you it's We've been shooting for few years in came up just short in in twenty nine thousand nine hundred twenty twenty was nice. Good for you guys Well-deserved wanted start off our conversation by talking about concept that i think we're all dealing with right now. It's getting back to work getting back into the office. I don't know when that's going to happen for different. Parts of the country in different parts of the world. It's there's a different timeline of course but embedded in this return to work piece. Our employee safety issues and then of course legal matters for employers. So i'd like to talk to you about first and foremost what you're seeing in this realm of the getting back to work process when we start with the safety component. Sure dave there's so much uncertainty right now. Because we're in uncharted territory. Were you know. We're helping our clients figure out. What are the amount of precautions to take. If you're opening your place of business backup so let's say you know you've got you've got it doesn't matter how many employees but you let them all back in or you require them to come back in the office and you say all right november fifteenth were reopening. Everyone's gotta come back. What happens if somebody doesn't wanna come back. You fire them. And if so is that you're gonna get hit with a discrimination claim Do you make exceptions where some people work at home and some people come into the office. Do you get waiver. Signed and and other waivers even enforceable. Where i mean by waiver is if if your employer and you have people come back the office and someone gets nineteen. I mean god forbid you know think well thankfully the death rates are extremely low right now but obviously the amount of people still getting in his very high. And so what happens. Can you get sued. are you liable. The employee. prove that they got it from someone in the office. And what are you required to do. The lot of follows a reasonable person standard. So what would a reasonable business owner do. We know require masks. Can't sanitizer social distancing. You know more than one person in an office take turns going to the restroom in the kitchen of the break room. Do you have to have a cleaning crew. Come in and clean you know once per day once per month every five minutes i mean i. I know everyone's going to have a different opinion on this. So really trying to strategize and in holding webinars and in creating waivers that we think are hopefully going to be enforceable helping our clients. Look this is about doing only protecting the business owner. Were trying to educate our clients on what you need to do to protect people. 'cause obviously we all want to protect our employees as well. But how far do you have to go. Yeah and it's so easy to to get all used the term complacent as we revert back to previous norms. If you walk into an office. I've been in a few over the last couple of weeks and months and it's interesting phenomenon. Despite best laid plans and intentions where companies may have protocols in place for mask wearing you walk in and somebody sees you and they walk up to greet you. And they're not wearing a mask talk to me if you would brett about the firms that believe completely that the only way that you're gonna get productivity out of your team or even just to build more morale is to have everybody back into the office or have as many people back as you can What are they risking from the employees who feel almost as if it's a coercion thing rather than a voluntary thing that that's a tough one dave so you know you could argue that you're gonna alienate people. That still are quarantining. and i. i still have a lot of friends and a lot of people who maybe not quite as much. They're not wiping down the groceries and only stepping outside and in a hazmat suit or something pretty wild like that. But but for the most arthur staying at home and only dealing with family who Quarantining are not interacting with people nocco grocery store not going to eat and and there's still a lot of people that are under of those feelings. You need to continue to sort of isolate yourself. And and that we've seen some our clients have had some interesting situations where they've had to have meetings over zoom bringing. Hr team and talk through the pros and cons of returning in and at least here out employees. Because you never know. Maybe they're predisposed. Maybe they have other conditions certainly Existing conditions play a huge factor. In how your buddy deals with coronavirus. I'm not a doctor. Obviously we're just using the best data we can and it. It can be traumatizing and cause a lot of angst at the office between the team under so the way to handle this david a lot of communication. Here's what's coming up. here's a time line. Let you know team meetings. One on one meetings listened to people because if their fears are real in the real to them. And you don't want to dismiss those fears because that's gonna communicate to the rest of your team that you know as a lot of people say you know the man you know Like the man is holding us down. That's kind of how we're viewing. You can't forget that you see the means you know. Business owners only care about themselves not employees. And you don't wanna fall into that category. If you're truly trying to be a great organization with great people good advice the optics of that are horrible for sure and then ask you an unfair question. I i don't know that you have the answer. And i'm sure the even vary across jurisdictions but for those who were listening and wondering can your employer force you to come back into the office yet that that depends You you can. An employer can now require their employees. Come back to the office The question is if the employee refuses what happens if they get laid off. Do they have a discrimination claim in. That really varies by jurisdiction. That depends so for anybody who's watching or listening the program right now and they want to learn more about that or any other topics brett. How can they contact you at the fastest. And easiest way dave is is tremblay law dot com forward slash. Vip we set up a really easy page for people to contact us. Where you just go to our website from the dot com and you just type in for slash vip. It takes you to a landing page. Just asked name number email in how you heard about us and somebody will reach out to you within you. Know five fifteen twenty minutes usually and and try to set up a phone call for a consultation so that you can address these issues that you're asking me and there's just so many more so many more.
Bridging HUGE Gaps between Consumers, Providers, and Payors with Evan Osborne
"Welcome back to the outcomes. Rocket saw marquez's here and today. I have the privilege of hosting evan osborne. Evan osborne is the founder and managing partner of diabetics united and also president and ceo of ride salem and healthcare management consultant with a focus and quality initiatives and change management. Evan has over ten years of professional experience in direct patient. care as well as he's he's held leadership roles and both the payer and provider rounds of the industry. Evan has a diverse background and continuous improvement systems building and program management and has earned a bachelor's degree in biology at western oregon. University and in therapeutic radiation oncology from the oregon health and science university. He later earned his master's degree in public health at the university massachusetts amherst and is currently completing a doctor of business administration at california southern university. I'm excited a chat about the work. That evan is doing with diabetics united and really his his contributions to healthcare overall. So evan. such a pleasure to have you here with us. Thanks for joining honor to be on. Your program saw a mouthful that you just read off from my for working through year busy man. You're a busy man. I liked the busy thinks you know so. One of my favorite quotes is an idle. Mind is a workshop of the devil. The right yup. Yup you've done a lot of really great stuff in in healthcare avenue. I definitely want to share with everybody. Listening the work that you guys are up to bat diabetics united but also unite salem. Which is really cool. Cool stuff but before we dive into that just park for second and under better understand. What inspires your work in healthcare. Certainly will it's comes back at the turn of the century when i was pursuing a career opportunities aligned with my education being biology and computer science unique blend of potentially stepping into the healthcare realm and then during that time on a personal level. I had a one of my favorite uncle Called me up. And tell me about their their brain tumor that they just developed and They were working with some health. Professionals called radiation therapists us. I really enjoy His time with them. They're really good at what they do. Such an i never heard of such a field before around the same time. I university Counselor recommended a program oregon. Health and science university radiation oncology. And so having not so close together being told about the program and i looked into it and before i knew it was gonna program wonderful program there in portland oregon And then ten years later after working bedside in oncology taking on leadership roles progressive leadership. I was exposed to bigger picture. Realms healthcare And then on a personal note. I later developed Type one diabetes late in life. So i went from a very rarely going to healthcare. Not really seeing it on the customer's level. More just out of the health. Professional became a frequent flyer. Customer i seen it from end to end. And then my career took me into both sides of the industry and the health insurance industry hostile side and then consulting as well So with my diverse background there and my personal connection with it I continue to strive to to contributes improving yourself to the healthcare system that that's unfortunately a little bit more messed up. And we'd like to net but with all the numbers out there. It's it's easy to see that it needs improvements. And that's what motivates me to continue getting up every day to kalki poker evan That's that's great man. I mean how those two road scott converge to get you in new on the young college field and then you you stayed in and then type one diabetes happens to you and you just like you said this. This is it for a year it contributing in a big way. I appreciate you sharing your story very down and you know what i you know. We don't truly fully understand until you live it and You know having the the steps that that you have to take to manage diabetes. You live it firsthand and inspired you to create diabetics united. So tell us a little bit about diabetics united and what you guys are doing to help the healthcare ecosystem and in particular Think consumers right. Yeah her so. When i first was diagnosed stylish trying to teach myself a green all the information that i could help management as even and what i noticed. Was you know. There's pockets of information throughout the internet to go pretty deep to get what useful and practical you the season diabetics. So you have an enormous amount of information for diabetes one basically so someone that's in the process of developing diabetes or just recently got diagnosed. You're just basically learning alphabet diabetes. That's what's out there But there is no actual central location where it takes it to the next level. More of a practical approach bringing everyone together in the industry so Like a hub. And google is the hub in in essence. There's so many layers to get to where you need to go. It's not filtered out. And it takes a lot of time to get what is pertinent that you're looking for from someone such as myself. A background and diabetes kinda still through a narrow it down to what's practical to diabetics But also the ability to interact with it so diabetes united completely interactive platform on a web based solution. We can say so. Members can get on the website and an add content to sites. It's kind of a fusion of facebook. Amazon and wing thin And we've got some other Services that were hoping to roll out here in august. That'll be practical to this day and age being remotely accessible and coach
"managing partner" Discussed on Behind The Numbers
"And today we are getting a little bit deeper to understand the world of data privacy and security and I am excited to welcome. My guests Jordan Fisher and Rebecca rekoske the managing Partners at expand Law Group. Jordan Rebecca wage behind the numbers being favored excited to be here. That's great to have you Rebecca. Why don't you start off by telling the audience little bit about who you are and then we'll go to Jordan for the same thing with great. Thanks. So my name is Rebecca rekoske. I'm managing partner co-managing partner a text panel Auto Group and I've been a practitioner for almost twenty years now focusing. It doesn't like to admit to it. Sometimes hate to admit to that. But you know, I've been we practise exclusively in the area. Data privacy in cyber-security. I am licensed to practice in New Jersey Pennsylvania and New York Although our practice tends to take us all over the country doing federal work and international legal compliance with various laws and regulations in the data privacy and cybersecurity space. So I'm really excited to be here with you today and discuss the Privacy, which is our favorite thing to talk about. Jordan Pugh so I mirror Rebecca managing partner and like Rebecca said we really delve into a wide variety of issues with technology date of privacy cyber security, you know insert buzzword that many people are hearing especially in the current environment as we've all spent up these remote environments. I'm also a professor of law at the time with our clients school is logical University where I get to really delve into some unique academic issues and sort of think about this from a different perspective. So not always the Practical on-the-ground perspective or stepping back and looking future forward on sort of regulatory changes and research in that area. So like Rebecca said, we are all about data privacy in cyber security and very excited to be here to shed some light on this area and I think answer some of those burning questions that so many people have around is my iPhone safe is my computer's name. What is going on? On the world. I feel like every day it's different. So say to be here. Yeah. Well, we're still to have you and for those who are watching these two faces may look familiar to you because these two ladies are very active both in speaking and you should have seen them on the news recently, but we won't brag on their behalf. Let's just say that they're they're pretty well-known and experts in their field. So let's just jump right in if you would if we could I want to start with this whole covert environment. So we've been in a global pandemic for quite some time now, I think it's about nine months. Maybe even a little bit longer. We all have covid-19..
"managing partner" Discussed on WhyWeWork BrianVee
"Welcome to why we work with your host Brian v as he speaks to people like you from all over the world as we together dive deeper issue. Our motivations struggles Joys seemingly missteps hopes warnings and advice which will be an encouragement to us all off to get up get going and keep on working working is tough but working is good. Now, here's your home to why we work Brian V. I'm Brian. This is why we work today. I have the great pleasure of speaking with palm or Palm or is the founder and managing partner at Wellings Capital where they managed recession-resistant commercial and real estate funds that is way over my head, but I think he can boil it down to where I can understand how they manage storage units mobile homes put these Assets in people's portfolios so they can learn on their investment, but also want to know how people get into these markets but more importantly I want to know what he values in character walk-in work. His own character the work of his colleagues and what it takes to be successful in this industry. Join me today with my conversation with Paul morgue. I'm Brian V and this is why we work today. I have the great pleasure of speaking with Paul more. Good morning. Fine, sir. Hey, good morning Brian. It's great to be here. Thank you very much for joining us. Would you do me a favor? I did a brief introduction to you a moment ago, which is tell us where you are what you're doing in your work at this present moment. And then I'll bring us back. Yeah. I'm in Central Virginia. Thought we moved here. We sold our company about twenty-three years ago. We moved to the Blue Ridge Mountains to start a non-profit organization reaching out to international student studying in the US and home when that didn't work out. So well, I began flipping houses and I got me over twenty years Twenty One years to where I am. Now we run dwellings wage. But and we invest my company allows small to mid-sized investors to put money together in a large fund wage..
Robert Patin On The Business System That Leads to Success
"Nice guys community. So get this I'd love to start off this amazing episode in the words of a fan of today's guest. Rebecca. Patent has created an indispensable guide for how to create not only the business you want, but the life you want. So Robert is an authority on financing creative, Services Agency growth. He's the founder and managing partner of patent and associates a Los Angeles based Business Management and consultancy firm through his Council and coaching his clients have generated more. Than get this thirty, million dollars in additional revenue is the author of the number one international bestseller, the agency blueprint, the business system that leads to success I'm excited to have them here today welcome Robert to the Nice guys on business podcast like you so much. So happy to be here. Happy to have you here man appreciate your your level of expertise is I was reading some of the reviews. Unfortunately we do so many interviews they don't have a chance to really. Dive deep into many people's books, and yours was one that I just kept reading the Amazon like until they wouldn't let me let me take anymore pages. I'm like Oh this is good. This is good stuff. So congrats on right Milia a really good book that that means a lot to those that are in your community. Awesome. Thank you so much a so tell me I, WanNa start with this in case somebody realizing I. don't even know what an agency Is Can I want to start with a real one? I'M GONNA approach is a third grader for a moment and then we'll get into a little deeper conversation but what would be considered an agency for those that are listening in our entrepreneurial based community today. Sure. So I defined agency as a marketing agency that handles creative that handles strategy that handles public relations digital agency that a social media management, facebook ADS SEO graphic design, web design, and video production. Excellent excellent and for those that are in our community, how how would they know like what symptoms are they experiencing? If they know that they are running a business that instead of they're running the business, the business is running them 'cause I'm assuming oftentimes that's why they'll they'll come to talk to you if if they need some help with getting their arms around their agency. So typically, you'll see that the agency owner is working more than forty fifty hours a week They're spending the majority of time doing things that are in client service administrative work where they're not working on things that allow the business to grow. So the primary focus that I work with as far as executive coaching is on getting the business owner to be focused on everything to be on business growth. So, how do you get somebody out of their own way? Because oftentimes it is I'm looking at I have a podcast production business and we have give or take eleven or twelve people depending on the time of the time of the year that we we run our business, and I oftentimes find myself working in the business rather than the big pickers picture strategy because sometimes I'm dealing with the selling side of things or getting into the weeds when it comes to marketing or design of you know of a landing page and that's probably a big. No No, I just don't know how to get myself out of that and get out of the way I'm I'm assuming that many of our people in. Our community, our experience that experiencing that too. So what would be your advice other than? Hey, just kind of stopped doing that what's their first step? What do they need to do the? It's a lot of it is a mind shift shift change ride that you need to be thinking about in is the only person in the world that can do. This particular task, and if not, then it should be going through what I refer to as the threes do delegate or discard rights owed is this something that I should be doing because I'm the only person can if if not in someone else can than it should be delegated and if it's not worth being delegated than it's something that should be discarded. So, when did you discover that? This was your gift. When when you come down to it, weren't you where you one of your biggest offenders before you became the biggest advocate for what you do? Absolutely. So I had at one point in my business and I had reached a position of burnout. Right I was working ninety hours a week and had been doing that for multiple years and got to appoint. was starting to feel trapped in my own business and. I decided one weekend, sit down and actually just. Pen to paper, write down what I wanted my business life to look like what I wanted my life to look like and mapped out a plan to redesign my business to function to provide me with the life that I want still being able to grow the business and be able to have an impact, the same value and impact on the community that I have. But not having the level of stress that I was in and sacrificing my personal life and my personal goals for career.
Jennifer Neundorfer of January Ventures
"And today we're gonNA hear from Jennifer new door for she's the CO founder and managing partner of January ventures. It's an investment firm focused on tech startups founded by women and people of Color Jennifer join me to talk about how her company is approaching investment strategies during this unprecedented moment and how they differ from other firms overall. What we're doing differently is really building a venture firm that is designed around access and transparency. That's not what venture has traditionally been known for, and it's what has really under served winning and underrepresented founders, and so we make it very easy for founders to pitch us and find us in everything that we do is focused on removing friction for those founders at the early stage and what type of startups do you look for? We invest primarily in tech enabled talker businesses. So we are investing in companies that we believe can be high growth scalable companies that are going to be capitol efficient. We are investing the capital early and then are looking for outsized return. So we're looking for companies that can go on to be hundred, million, billion dollar companies, and really be those outliers that generate returns for our fund and. You you invest in the in the seed stage. In the early stages of a business we invested the precede seed stage and what are the reasons that we do. That guy is when we started January, we did some early research and there had been a lot of data talking about how how little venture dollars women receive in two thousand, nineteen female only teams received just three percent of. Venture dollars, and if a woman happened to have male co founder, she received eleven percent of venture dollars. But what we found in our data as we look just at the earliest stage is that there's not only a gender gap, but it really starts early. So for every dollar that a male found raises at the precede or seed stage, a woman raises thirty eight cents and a black. Woman just two cents, and so that is really where we are focused to January. Because as you imagine a dollar versus thirty eight cents on the dollar versus two cents on the dollar, many of those are handicapped from the start, and so our focus is on getting them the capital and resources that they need to really generate momentum for their business and get to that scalable growth curve. How large is your fund right now? Yeah, we're deploying out of the twenty million dollar fund. Were typically writing checks that range up to half a million plus because we're investing stage when founders are raising. Two hundred fifty three hundred up to a million dollars on a really at those earliest ages and often the first capital in. And who who are your investors. Are Investors Range. So many of them are the typical investors that you would expect to see family offices, high net worth individuals, and some institutions and foundations. But from the beginning my partner Marin, I wanted to be very deliberate about who are investors are limited partners were because. So much of the traditional venture model has relied on a very small set of investors or limited partners and has reinforced this flywheel around making that small group very wealthy, and so what we have done in both of our funds is proactively reduce the barriers for nontraditional investors to invest in our funds whether that is a founder who is just beginning to. Capital Wealth and may not have a lot of equity and finding ways for them to participate or pitching LP's who follows height of the the traditional circuit that most funds pitch. You know whether it's by geography ethnicity we've really tried to work hard to diversify our alkies. How do you find startups to to invest in? I mentioned that venture has been so long on really inaccessible to most founders and a lot of that is because many venture capitalists rely on their network to source deals, and that's fine. But most of the people that are in someone's network look or are similar to similar characteristics who that person we hear a lot of talk about the tests Cana found her get a warm intro to them, and if so then they're willing to consider taking meeting. We turn that on her head at January, and so from the day that we launched, we have been open to cold pitches and when we went out with that, many of our peers told us you're crazy. We weren't gonNA see great pitches. There was no way we could handle that certain volume. And we were pretty overwhelmed. When we launched in October two, thousand eighteen, we saw four hundred pitches within the first week and so very quickly we leverage technology to develop a scalable way to review those deals were very generous with the first thirty minute meeting. We want Martin I want to be the first people at our meeting these founders right we want to be the ones who are judging whether they are a fit for a thesis, and then we have a higher bar for. Who we spend time with who we due diligence on and ultimately invest in because the nature of our businesses there's a very wide top of funnel, and in any given fun were making twenty five thirty investment. So there is pretty Winnie in process but were deliberate in the organizations that we work with to make sure that we are reaching founders that really fit that underrepresented mold and telling them that are light is on and we WANNA be fund of choice for them so tummy. Tell me some of the startups in your portfolio. Yeah. This is the part that I love talking about it sort of talking about your kids on. And it's hard to pick just one but I'll you a sense for some of them. We are investing problems that we believe are big and we really care about solving were really focused on investing in companies that are addressing big broad problems that are going to shape the future, and so one of those founders that is really doing this is a founder Julia. Collins, who is the CEO of the Company Up Planet Forward Julius founder who has deep roots in both food and sustainability and great founder market. That's something that we look for a lot and Julia is building a regenerative supply chain for sustainable foods. Just Chris. Quigley you sir. Can You? Can you kind of explain just plain plain language orders a regenerative supply chain me I mean I, I notice supply chain means a note regenerative means. Yeah. That's a great question guy. It's really about the ingredients and wear brands and CPG companies are sourcing the ingredients for their foods and they would basically evaluate the sustainability and on a number of different metrics including the carbon footprint including those ingredients were were actually farmed and then be able to suggest alternate sources and it'll turn it whether it's a different farmer on a different type of ingredient that have the same impact so that I as a brand could make those adjustments and make a more sustainable. And regenerative food product right. So if you were looking for palm oil, for example, this platform could say, Hey, you know this is a better place to source your palm oil from. That's exactly right and they are really the first ones to do that on an what we've seen in the past six months is that consumers union between being at home and suddenly really caring about what food they eat, and then all of the very visible events in the last couple months around climate change and sooners are really starting to There's a there's an acceleration in consumer awareness of climate-friendly foods and being conscious of the choices that they make and wanting to be sustainable.
Germany promises Elon Musk full support to get Tesla's Berlin plant ready
"Moving onto the stock, then volatile day for the Nasdaq and for Tesla Tesla finished down five point eight percent on the day to four hundred and forty seven dollars thirty seven cents. So just a bit above where the split happened at around four forty two but that did compared to the Nasdaq finishing up one percent today. So this provides a good illustration of the potential downsides of the at the market structure that Tesla has employed for this potential up to five. Billion, dollar capillaries that we had talked about yesterday. The stock is now down about ten percent from when that agreement was put in place, which demonstrates the risk of not just raising at that fixed price at the time. Of course, with the structure, you have to be comfortable with that risk and presumably not wanting to raise that money badly enough to do it at a lower price and status giving yourself the option if the price stays at that level or goes. Hi. I'm not sure currently on whether we get any sort of updates or when we get updates on whether or not Tesla has issued new shares as a part of that equity distribution agreement. So I'll try to do a little bit more digging on that but if anyone has the insight on that, please let me know for now though because the stock has fallen would be surprised if they have acted on that and issued any new shares we did have just. A couple of pieces of news specifically related to the stock today one is from significant Tesla investor Baillie Gifford. An investment firm that has for a long time held greater than five percent of the outstanding shares up Tesla stock that five percent level requires additional disclosures around trades with the SEC. So in an SEC, filing baillie Gifford has disclosed that their ownership stake in. Tesla has dropped below five percent of the company. I would assume the selling has been happening for. As has been dramatically rising, of course. So for firms that already had a significant portion of their portfolios in Tesla, it just becomes too overweight and they end up trimming it back to add more diversification to their portfolio. See the same sort of stuff from our best Baillie differed managing partner James Anderson said quote. The substantial increase in share price means that we needed to reduce our holding in order to reflect concentration guidelines which restrict the weight of a single stock in clans portfolios. However, we intend to remain significant shareholders for many years. Ahead, we remain very optimistic. About the future of the company, Tesla no longer faces any difficulty in raising capital at scale from outside sources, but should there be serious setbacks and share price. We would welcome the opportunity to once again increase our shareholding. We are privileged to have been decimals largest external shareholder over a period for the development of the company. We are mentally grateful for the extraordinary efforts and achievements of Tesla and driving forward a transportation and energy revolution in the face of persistent skepticism and often downright hostility without tussles efforts. The possibility of hurting climate disaster would have been significantly reduced and. So pretty strong statement there from Anderson I think safe to say that Baillie Gifford is not reducing their position Tesla due to any perceived weakness in the company rather just their funds management structure. In other news on the SOX Today Bank of America analyst Jon Murphy has increased his price target from three hundred, fifty dollars per share to five hundred and fifty dollars per share I believe that the second highest now on the street in terms of a base case Murphy noted the strength into the underlying business that the high stock price affords. Tesla. Saying that it creates A. Positive feedback loop due to the low cost of capital that Tesla has available to it. Through follow on offerings I would definitely agree with that positive feedback loop that helps Tesla not only raise capital, but it should help them get better terms on debt perceived strength of the business by the market can help desolate negotiations with suppliers. Again, especially, help confidence in customers Tesla's can exist going. Forward to service their vehicles, if they do decide to purchase and hey, it's probably helped a lot of investors be able to afford the product, which is also not a bad thing i. think the downside is that with a high stock price, there's potentially less upside available. So it can be a little bit more difficult to acquire talented recruit talent because you don't really have that one. Hundred X upside in the stock anymore like you might add twenty billion or thirty billion. There are offsets to that too though of course, some of that reduced upside comes alongside reduced risk, which is also important in making career decisions anyway back to the Bank of America note, despite the two hundred dollar price target increased to five fifty Murphy does maintain a neutral rating on the stock. Last thing today's quick update on a musk being in Germany. As we said earlier this week he's there for Giga Berlin meetings as well as with cure vac and Bloomberg has shared a couple updates from those Giga Berlin meetings according to Bloomberg. Meyer who is the German? Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy told musk quote. We are very proud of your car plant and Brandenburg and we wish you good luck with that. You'll have every assistance you need and. Bloomberg also notes that construction thus far has progressed relatively smoothly I think we're all pretty aware of that and they write quote a summer twenty, twenty, one production start is still the goal Brandenburg's premier Dima Vodka said in an email statement and.
Food for Medicine with Afsaneh Naimollah
"Welcome back to the outcomes racket Sal Marquez is here and today I have the privilege of hosting of San ant- name Mola she's an accomplished healthcare executive and investment banker shows currently an executive in residence at plug and play the world's largest early stage, VC Fund and corporate accelerator. She's also the managing partner of Zen partners an investment banking firm based in Palo, Alto and New York covering the next generation of health TECH COMPANIES OF WE'RE GONNA be diving into innovation and healthcare. Venture. Capital and I'm so privileged to have of Santa here with us of sonnet. Thanks so much for joining pleasure so Asana. You know you do some fascinating work in in healthcare and will dive into that the venture front, but before we do, would love to hear more about what inspires your work and healthcare, you know I've been on investment banker on a strategy advisor for over thirty years on I started my career in technology, so I come to healthcare with A. Fairly deep knowledge of what I call Horizontal Technology on about twenty years ago. Honestly I fell into healthcare. Just doing couple of deals, I'm then longside got you know the dynamics of the industry? was you know no looking back and I got heavily involved. On really started focusing on on the industry, and really for three three main reasons one is. You know, it is the largest industry in our economy. It's eighteen percent of our economy. It's the only industry that directly impacts every human being in our country. I'm probably most him personally an industry that despite his side. Is Social Impact. Is! Probably still to this day way behind. For example Fintech on some other technology, so it's an industry that. Really need. In my opinion innovation and it was really true technology bad. We can bend the cost curve so I said well. I have some good tech background. I love the industry. And it was almost like a calling I said that's how I'm going to get involved with this How Technology and make sure that I focused on. Sectors of the. Industry that could bend the cost curve. I love it. I love it, you you sort of just accidentally through a couple deals guide involved. Then strategically said. This is a good fit and the impacts big. So, let's let's roll up our sleeves. Yeah. I love it, and and so and so now you know your your role as managing partner of Zen Partners and executive in residence at logging play, you're seeing a lot of main stage work happening and so companies coming up with new ideas and businesses succeeding businesses failing you know. What would you say you? Guys are up to and really I. Guess, where should we focus you know? Should we focus on fly, play or Zen partners or more? I can't. We can touch base on both really there come with interchangeable so you know as an Investment Bank banker I've done about fifteen mergers and acquisitions transactions I was raised over twelve billion dollars or capital two. I feel private placement. Offering equity offering. You know when you do so many deals on you. You know I've met fell thousands of CEO's on thousands of companies over my thirty some year career. You've developed what I call an experiential intuition You know a pattern recognition, so what the reason when I moved to Silicon Valley three years ago from New York. Play. Invited me to become an E. R. and I was like okay. I don't have a lot of early stage experience, but I know a lot about healthcare and I know a lot about. Next Generation Technologies, and the opportunity afforded me listening to pitches like twenty thirty pitchers month. Of different companies, addressing different parts of healthcare, and then you know, it's been three and a half years now and when I wouldn't yards do the plug and play. We do really two things one is we help the five different venture funds that we have pick investment. And more importantly we take some of those mid stage for me. It's most of the early to mid stage company. We take it under our wing Ers. We work with founding teams on. From product strategy go to market strategy channel strategy and help them. We articulate their value proposition because especially the first time founders. They are sitting on a great technology, but I would say a good eighty percent of them. Do Not Know How to articulate the value.
Build Your Own Peer Leadership Community
"My guest today is blind. Roberts McKay. Climbed named one of Canada's top women entrepreneurs at the twenty eighteen rb see Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards is the founder and president of the roundtable, an award winning company or leaders cultivate their leadership together. A self professed leadership Junkie Glenn has written for publications including the Globe and Mail hr edge and Canadian manager, and is a popular speaker to audiences across Canada, the US and Europe. She's the author of the Grassroots Leadership Revolution. which published in May of twenty twenty. Thanks so much for joining me today blind. And so happy to be here Diane. Thank you for having me. I. Am thrilled to have you here. We're going to be talking about. Here leadership communities which is just such an incredible concept and so. I I WANNA. Jump right in. I am curious why you think creating a community of support is. So important for leaders today. Ya and I mean really for me. And this started when I I had a job in my early thirties where I was managing partner for a consulting firm here in Toronto and the owner affirm was a member of appear community. Maybe than some of your listeners are familiar with a group called the young presidents. Organization or why Peo- and at the time I had never heard of these kinds of groups. You know before and got really curious about peer groups in general and was working with leaders who were categorized by their organizations. As high potential. You know that I always think it's you know you're you're a players. Those are the people that you know when you go to sleep at night. You think Oh, please don't quit. Please don't quit. If we all have those and it's usually my own experience has been. It's about twenty percent of your group, usually right twenty percent and so I. I. my practice is managing partner. We all in the firm. All had to have a little. You know practice delivery practice. My Specialty was coaching derailing high potential, so I would work with these people who you know had been superstars and then. Then suddenly. You know the company was going Gee. Can you help them? Get back on track and what? I noticed about a lot of them was that they were just in over their heads I. mean the thing with your best people is. What do we do to them? We kind of we see them out. They're treading water, and then we go. Here's an anchor. You can handle it. Not Right, and so I started getting curious about bat in and the power of. Kind of connecting these people with other leaders that were having similar experiences, because I think one of the things that were told in leadership, and that's whether you're You know an entrepreneur running your own business, or you're working within an organization as you're told, leadership is lonely, and the further you go up the ladder, the lonelier gets, and I think for me. I'm always one of those people. The more you tell me something, the more Mike, Contrary and brain kicks in and I think. Think well. Why does it have to be? And that was kind of the the experience I had at that time? Mike Riley ended up getting into my own peer group and working with some other people, and just found it so useful and powerful, and was just another resource for me to be able to tap into his leader, so that's where that's kind of the roots of the passion and the story behind dumb. My really got my arms deep into this. Peer Coaching Space.
Retail Bankruptcy Filings Keep Coming
"These interviews as news is happening and crossing the Bloomberg terminal kind of fast and furiously. And that was true for the retail industry, Brooks brothers, and so the tabla filing bankruptcy bed Bath and beyond announcing plans to cut about 20% of its stores, So it's been very tough on the retail front just this week alone. Alan Ehlinger is someone who has worked with in the retail industry for some 40 years. He is co founder, senior managing partner of the investment bank MMG Advisors, and he says this time is unlike any other. As a firm. We've been working remotely, um, office closed on March 12th on and on in our office manager. Nobody's been back. We've managed to be in touch with every one of our clients. Right now We're handling three bankruptcies. In a matter of fact, we're missing three bankruptcies. So our world continues, but just continued remotely. I'm quite busy. I might have. Yeah, and so so busy. It sounds like on sort of bankruptcy restructuring side. But presumably and you know, this is what I hear. And I'm sure Carol here is from Investors that we know. I mean, these are the times when maybe there's some values to be had from a partnering up perspective from an acquisition perspective. What are you seeing, or is it too early to tell? But it's very It's a really good question. What we're seeing what we're experiencing. Or in an enormous amount of inbound phone calls. From opportunistic buyers. People who know that there's going to be bargains out there and they're just they've got a lot of dry powder. These are both both strategic as well as private equity. Who are sitting there sitting on the sidelines right now, just waiting to pounce on the right opportunities. I just wantto do a commercial banker this morning and the word that they used was the other shoe hasn't dropped yet. What was I saying? What? While there are a lot of bankruptcies in process at the moment, There are a lot of companies who really haven't um Acknowledge the fact that they're gonna have to make some pretty hard decision in the next couple of months. The PPP money has enabled companies to last a little longer. People wanted to see company owners who want to see what would happen when retail. We opened it. It would be a positive impact on this or not, but you know, we're living through a period of time at the moment where for the first time ever Both the supply side and the demand side have been impacted simultaneously. We've never seen him like that before. Part of which On top of which, when this happened, it happened suddenly. All of a sudden doors were locked and people could not shop in stores and consequent cash flow just dried up. We've never experienced that. You know, in the past when companies Skating, I use the word are skating on thin ice. And they're considering bankruptcy. You planet plant up sometimes weeks, sometimes months in advance, and you're able to come up with a plan of volume and because you kind of know what you're What you're proud of your sales were in the similar dates and you could come up with the financial plan all that fall apart. Because there's been there's been no traffic. So you don't know Del. Filed for Chapter 11 in March, I think was March 11th right? They couldn't. They couldn't even run and going out of business sale because the startled look They're just now reopening, so would be different. We've never experienced anything like this. We also experienced the volume of bankruptcy each that were that were living through right now. And I gotta tell you, I think it's just beginning. No, we're going to see a lot more bankruptcy his time that during the balance of this year, maybe early next year. I will also tell you that we're over stored the country. Yeah, we're over in wine also over inventoried as a country. So the fact that Retail organizations as an example, are using I'm using the term the cover of Cove. It They're using their using this period of time to clean up their balance sheets to get out of unproductive leases. You look like companies like J. C Penny or who had More stores across America. And, you know, a lot of those stores are unproductive. They're in C A D malls. So you know, they don't those air, not money making stores. This gives him an opportunity to clean up their balance sheet. Get up, get out of unproductive leases. And because it's under the under the cover of Kobe, they won't have the stigma. Once they come out of it, they were able to rebuild their
"managing partner" Discussed on Behind The Numbers
"About you or the firm shore, so my phone number that you can reach me at is two, one, five, six, zero, seven, three, six, seven six, and then by email you can reach me at sue. Dear, DOT condescend -I at RSM US dot com great I think we have about three minutes to go in the program. Time always flies here. I! WanNa just kind of conclude the conversation with maybe some of your advice for the middle market companies that you serve day-to-day challenges and opportunities as you look down the road in your crystal ball yeah. I think. You know that. Don't overlook the war on town that you mentioned earlier is we find that there are still opportunities for high-performance out there. And even if things are slower now, you have to keep your focus on employee. Because what you do now, they will remember. When things pickup. Opportunities Open Up. They're going to reflect on how they were treated and the compassion they were shown and. It's going to go a long way because I. Warren Town isn't GonNa. Go anywhere. It maybe just a lull. Smiling because not only does that resonate but I actually think I wrote words very similar to that. Published at the beginning of the pandemic so that that really touches home here. The other area to focus on his technology right and We have seen that the busiest group in our in our firm that has not slowed down as our technology consulting practice, helping companies move things to the cloud. It could be standard office applications like Web. Mail your intranet. things like that or it could be our system. No, I think you're going to see that. Continue to happen. And you need to do it in a smart way. There's a lot of technology groups out there make and software vendors who make promises right and really understanding. There's two. Different versions of the cloud different versions of support different service level agreements out there. You Really WanNa. Make sure you're a. you're making the right choices, and while this is accelerated. It when this all comes down. You WanNa rethink what you did. Because the decisions you make in haste in Russia in an emergency, you want to reflect on that and see okay this the best vendor or a situation. We want going forward. Good advice, thank you so much for joining us today. And sharing your insights with the audience very much appreciated it. Thank you Dave I. Love, the opportunity to speak here and had a lot of fun and. Good luck to everyone out there and hopefully we'll have you back again sometime in the near. We've been talking today with city or condescending. WHO'S THE MANAGING PARTNER OF PHILADELPHIA? Office at RSM and very interesting insights here today on business, continuity and leadership in the normal. My name is Dave bookbinder. If you've enjoyed the program, please hit the subscribe button or whatever you're watching or listening, so you stay up to date on all that we're doing here behind the numbers until then take everybody stay.
"managing partner" Discussed on Behind The Numbers
"Everyone welcome back to behind the numbers I'm Dave bookbinder and today we're talking about business, continuity and leadership in the new normal with sadier condescending. WHO'S A managing partner in Philadelphia Office at RSM. Great conversation the first segment about business continuity. Sit here. Shifted a little bit now and talk about the leadership component. As I alluded to. So you mentioned your board member for the firm, and you've got roughly about eleven, thousand employees and in we'll call them normal times that got to be a daunting task to begin with what's changed for you as someone who is responsible for eleven thousand employees since we've been in this covert experience. You know what's funny is know as I, said I, mean my second year as a board member, and after the first year. Where you learn a lot of people would ask me. How does it feel to be a board? Member said it's easy. You know the firms doing well. Everything's going great. There aren't any issues and I said it's probably going to get a lot harder if their challenges out there, but right now there are many challenges with the firm. And I probably spoke a little too quickly because we got hit with the virus and economic slowdown, and then you know unrest in the streets see so so I. Think you know one of the things you learn in this position is. Life is not static right. Life is dynamic and. There are only. Some things that you can foresee and plan for right. I don't think anybody plan for all three of these things to him. Yeah I, think we were thinking well. We're maybe overdue for a recession and let's plan for that nothing this severe We have an economist on staff. And we read his research, and he provides information, so we felt we were well city for that. But The last few months everything is you know been thrown into a tizzy and I both our leadership credit. Executive leadership and the rest of the board as well that we have been very flexible and I think that is the key is is being flexible understanding. Okay here. We're our plans, but we're GONNA put them aside and reshift right and I would say even apart from the virus. The where I'm really impressed is with. Our. Reaction. To The Black Lives Matter Movement and understand and realizing that there was a need. An request for our employees to address these matters and the firm as quickly move to have a town hall where the CEO and other leaders spoke to this. We long had a diversity initiative within the firm It's been around for years. It's been a very. Big Part of the firm. And I think it's really are leadership's foresight to to understand that this diversity is an important part of an organization for their success and that. Foresight years ago is helping us now, right? We AB very strong. African American employees. Network Group. and. They have taken a a large role in. Helping management understand what to do here and giving them a forum to discuss with the employees. What we can change and and I myself yesterday was. A day of understanding and we set aside time where groups could get together and talk about how they're feeling. In talk about the challenges they face as minorities as women as. You Know A. Q. Folks. and. and to me, the most impactful thing was hearing senior members of the firm say I thought I understood these challenges. And I. Now realize that maybe I don't. Write and admitting that we actually had people forum where people people could post videos, and that was I'd say the overriding theme I've seen from leadership. Is We need to do better? Personally. We need to understand better. We need to be more of a better allies. And we'RE GONNA. Take the time to do that. So I think This is a long winded. Answer your question, but I think to me. That's leadership. Right is understanding circumstances change reacting to what people. Need, not over promising because. We're not afraid to say we don't have all the answers. Yeah, yeah, we're trying to figure it out and help us figure it out. Yeah and I got commend you again on that because that kind of transparency, invulnerability and just. Open thinking. creates trust and loyalty and I want to dovetail that into talk about talent, because everybody likes to talk about the war for town, it's about attracting talent and my personal view is right now. I think the big challenges retaining talent. Law firms obviously have taken to cost cutting measures. Some of them have been draconian and people are out of work. And, good people wind up on the streets so. What you've alluded to it, but specifically are you doing other things to keep your your current employees? Not just engaged, but feeling part of this community so that you're continuing to build that loyalty and trust so when we emerge from this that you'll be strong organization on the back end for it, yeah! We. Have we especially during? What is traditionally busy season? We would always because people are working longer hours, we had. Always brought in meals for them right or had them expenses whether clients sites because that's normal what you do during because you're not often times, you're eating dinner, and then still working, so we had that, and now suddenly people are at home, but you still have the deadlines, so we offered people the opportunity to expense meals during the week, and if you, if not meals groceries back, and so you have an option to do that and get reimbursed and have meals, food, delivered or takeout, whatever pick up but also. If you didn't, you could donate your money to food. Pantries so and that was automatic, so you had a choice of either. expensing it or donating it. And to donate it just. Didn't you just did nothing and it would automatically be donated. So I, thought you know it's something. Those are sort of. That's just one example, but these unique things. Creative. It's out of the box thinking. Yeah, and we also increased our benefit for childcare for people because again, the challenges with people working. With younger folks now there was challenging the beginning when everything was closed and baby sitters were not available, but as things have opened up a bit. People have been able to take advantages of that. You know we made a commitment. To. We really retain as many people as possible right, and we're very transparent with our financials and how we're doing. And it's all hands on deck. Right partners are making sacrifices on behalf of the firm. But we're we're explaining to. People were going to Continue with what we can do financially to keep you. And I think being as transparent as possible. An environment that is shifting every day is really important. So people understand We have interns coming in come in the summer. We have new hires coming in and we are committing to all of them. Their jobs are safe now if you if you'RE A. Recent College Grad. In you're. Counting on this job to move into the world and suddenly it's up in the air. It was important to to tell them that. Don't worry. Your job is safe. You know we're GONNA. Stay committed to you, And we've been able to do that. That's great, so dear tell everyone who is watching listening how they can contact. You WanNA learn more about you or the firm shore, so my phone number that you can reach me at is two, one, five, six, zero, seven, three, six, seven six, and then by email you can reach me at.
"managing partner" Discussed on Behind The Numbers
"So. I myself I'm a consulting. Principal I focus in risk consulting specifically technology risk. So I lead the risk practice for Philadelphia. I lead it risk nationally. As you as you said I'm also the office managing partner vote, Office and lastly I'm currently serving on the board of directors. That's an elected position for your term just like the president. And I'm in the second year. My four year term great. Thanks for that lot of hats that you wear a lot of hats. I want to start with risk management you. You were going to be my guest right before we went into self quarantine. and the majority of the topics we were going to discuss or Germane to this conversation today now we have a little bit of hindsight. Be Able to apply here, but WanNa talk about your background, so it's risk management, and we're GONNA be talking business continuity, but maybe just to set the frame help the audience understand the difference between business continuity and of traditional disaster recovery, right? That's great question so disaster recovery generally. Focuses on the systems right? How do we bring our systems back? How do we bring our locations back right so if you think about it if you were a a major department store, how do you bring that the retail applications back so that you can you know? Take Payments Credit Card payments that sort of thing, so it's really focusing on the back end databases that computers the user applications etc right. But it's it doesn't necessarily focus on the business processes, right and the activities. That you would need to do to operate a business so a great example. One of our clients is a broadcasting company similar this right and How do you deliver the news? The nightly news in? Event of disaster, so it's not enough that your applications are working in your data center has cut over But where are you actually going to do the news? How are you going to get the people? The broadcasters to the station or the temporary station? Do you have all the equipment? Do you have connectivity to? The to the networks, do you? Can you get your reporters out in the field, so there's a lot of other things to take into account. In, a business continuity situation. We actually had this discussion last week at our board meeting. What happens if we don't have a quorum for the board? How do we make decisions? How can we vote? If we don't have access if If people are ill right and the pandemic, so there's a lot of other elements. That take into account with business continuity, so no one could have necessarily have foreseen. What ultimately transpired in the way over nineteen is impacted the world. But. Could business. Owners have anticipated being able to handle the continuity that would have been required in these kinds of circumstances. You know it's funny. You say that because as part of the audits that we do internal audits. One of the aspects we look at when we review a business continuity plan is pandemic planning. And it is something that. Is often overlooked, and maybe they have a cursory few paragraphs in their business continuity plan about pandemic. And it's oftentimes a finding. We site that you're pandemic. Plan has to be more thoroughly adapted. How are you going to deal with a remote workforce? How are we going to deal with the workforce? That's. Ill. Could be worse right? Half the workforce could be, and we often get pushed back for management on that. I don't foresee US getting pushed back on this going forward. Because, they think that's such a out of the you know round possibility of a nationwide let alone a global pandemic that would affect our workforce. We get easily adapt to that and. You know it is something that companies have to look into we have seen. Many companies struggle with remote workforce. Their infrastructure is not built for it. They're not able to send Li. Go from twenty percent of the people working from home to one hundred percent. Can their. Technology. Keep up! How do they manage people's laptops breaking? How do they know that users at home have sufficient bandwidth? To be able to do conference calling right, so there's a lot to take into account with pandemic planning. And Said Board meetings. Virtual Board meetings virtual executive meanings. You know things like that. Are you able to do that so? simply paying the bills. Yeah, processing payments, you know. We have. Some people sending US checks, so we have quickly converted them all and begged. Our clients don't send US checks. Wire. Transfers Ach readdress. Invoicing, you know, we had some invoices by mail. That's pretty much done now. Like everything's gone out, you know we email so. Those certain things you need to have in place beforehand. Yeah, it sounds like you've got a checklist, and it's an extensive one, and there'll be more things that will be adding to that checklist. No doubt as this thing continues to unfold, but let's talk just little bit more about managing the remote workforce as part of a national practice like RSM. To some degree, you're working with remote employees anyway, and there is a challenge working with people in different cities where you're not necessarily seeing them in interacting, but. But. What what's been your findings so far either internally or with your clients about this remote workforce? And how do you keep people engaged and our leaders responding now this new normal? Yeah, so one thing we've that benefited from is we generally have people out in the field all the time right so whether they're working from home or working at a client say they're out and about so our technology is held up remarkably well right so they teleconferencing our email access to resources on on our networks. have. That's all held up very well. Where we've had some struggles, certain lines of business tax the tax people are used to coming into the office, right? They're not while they do. VISIT CLIENTS SITES TAX. Preparers are used to coming in. They have multiple screens as you imagine, they're doing with client information and the different tax forms. So rebuilding that infrastructure in their home has been a challenge rate having three monitors they don't have to. They have three monitors. So, that's been a challenge You connectivity to employees while they're remote. They're not by themselves, right. They're generally working in teams. And there is an element of just come rotary and going out to lunch with each other and connecting with each other is been a challenge. Working Parents of young children very challenging. Being able to get a full workday in while you're six year old is bugging you for snack and you have to help your eight year old with their homework right? Yeah, that's been very difficult. I'm lucky. My children are older. They're independent, right, they're they're teenagers. We they go do their own homework their own lunch. They're fine. But for those parents it's it's been a challenge and.
"managing partner" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"The managing partner of the financial enhancement group we have a lot going on with the federal stimulus package right now known as the Care Act passed I depending on when you heard it earlier in March it is there have been some major major changes and I just have to tell you it is phenomenal how quickly the government responded both in the federal reserve side and in the government side in terms of getting legislation out now that said now whenever you whenever you get the stuff out of Congress that quickly they're gonna be eyes that aren't dotted tease that aren't crossed so there's gonna be a lot of this it has to get amended as we go along the way but identified at least sixteen different parts I heard sixteen different ways that this could impact a family member and what I did is took our planning team and we it kind of assigned a different different areas of it to different people so on the phone with us today we have dean Huddleston dean is our lead adviser in the Lafayette Indiana office he's been with with the financial hits my group for over five years a big part of our practice very very influential especially with social security but dean has taken on the task of helping you better understand the rules for borrowing money out of your IRA's and four one Kays and distributions out of your four one case that aren't really loan so Dean welcome to the program hi Joe glad to have you warm bodies I'll just let you I will give you the the rope and you just take it and go where you want to go you can either start with the loans or distributions to pick one let's let's talk about the distributions from your IRA is in your qualified retirement plans normally under the rules prior to that the the new carers act anybody who would make a withdrawal from a IRA or qualified plan and was under the age of fifty nine and a half not only would they have to pay tax on that distribution they also have to pay a ten percent penalty as an early withdrawal so for two thousand and twenty that two percent penalty has been waived between January first of this year through December thirty first of twenty twenty now we also have to remember though you can only withdraw a maximum out of your IRA or qualified distribution plan or combination of the two that equals a hundred thousand dollars or less so that's a really big deal it's a huge deal folks and in one of those one of the planning things that you need to keep in mind that's why we say tax planning has to take place every year think about it if your income has been disrupted this year you're a business owner and you you work for a company where your income's been disrupted and it's gonna be a lot lower this year than what would normally be you want to take that money out of the IRA this year and if it if not taking it out if you don't need it you may want to be doing a Roth conversion because your income is so much lower so take advantage of those lower income brackets said Sabina if I heard you right that's a hundred thousand dollars and it's the combination between I. R. A.'s in your four oh one K. is that correct that is correct that the aggregate total between the two the other part that moves along with that is normally when you take a just person disbursement from a defined plan if you were not rolling it into an IRA or such and we're receiving a check normally twenty percent mandatory federal tax would have to be without that is also being suspended at this time so if you take that distribution all of that money is coming to you during at the same time no wait to have to file your taxes and get that large sum of tax that you paid on the distribution back in they're doing everything they can to get money in the hands of people as quickly as they can now do we I I know I ask you this for it like at the financial hits record for instance our for one K. plan does not allow for loans so correct how does it could could you get a distribution out of our four oh one K. if you needed it yes an in service distribution is allowed in during this time so whether whether you have a loan or a a don't have the distribution in service or not it is allowed at this time the other fabulous thing about it is the taxes I mean because it is taxable still all these distributions you have the ability to spread that tax burden over a three year period wow that that's a big deal that goes back to the late nineties when you're able to do the first Roth conversions and spread it over a couple years yeah is it that's another huge deal you don't normally have that opportunity so again that's that's something to be able to pay attention to now what what would happen if I took the money out my one to put it back in he you can do that as well you there is a three year window that you can re contributing their dollars to the IRA or the plan and you can do that tax free so insert it is another beautiful thing take your time as a money flows and be able to put that money back and get yourself whole again so you've got you may I have this as I recall when I read the legislation and they may have changed by now it seems like you've got the ability to put money in a you know now and then even money in this year and then you got money to beat the ability to put it back in in three years is that how you are all yeah that is that's correct so it's not like a payroll reduction where you can pay it back in over a a three year period it's you've got three years to get it back in but you can only essentially make two installments well you can but you can make installments to yourself outside of your attic outside of your employer plan and or make one or two lump sums is totally up to us to look at you as somebody who has a as of last is the administrator of a four oh one K. plan ours I can tell you that's gonna be a complicated deal but okay so yeah those are those of the distribution so tell me about the loans okay another big thing in the past when you have with you wanted to make a loan out of your four one K. four oh three B. you were limited to fifty percent of the vested value with a maximum withdrawal of fifty thousand dollars yeah no matter how much was in your plan the new rules because of code of nineteen says that you can have the amount of a hundred thousand dollars or a hundred percent of your vested balance whichever is lower okay so you can't you can't borrow money that you don't own caresses the employers aren't forced to let you do that but you can get up to you in the end then that you had eight eighty thousand dollars in your account you could end your vested totally and of that eighty thousand dollars you could literally take it all okay that is going to be very very very important for for people that we take care of in for for people that are listening to that so you want you want to be thinking about your tax bracket this year folks this you know there's gonna be people out there that say well I don't want to take money out of my retirement account I get that I I understand you don't want to take money out of retirement but this is an opportunity for you to be able to take money out at a lower tax bracket than what you normally would I mean even if you only took out let's say there you're you're you're married you can and yeah and you're over fifty you can take out fourteen thousand dollars for instance pay the taxes on it this year and use that money assuming you had earned income to be able to contribute to to Rafael Reyes and the chancellor you're gonna want to pay attention to where your tax bracket is this year as you go dean any any final thoughts anything you want to add another another part of that is also a normally the maximum repayment for for for one K. loan is five years that has been extended to years well so no payments three twenty twenty through December to December thirty first and then you have the normal five year repayment so essentially if you can borrow the money right now and it has to the loan has to occur after the cures act was an inactive so he took a loan out January that's not going to qualify for this but between the time was a March twenty seventh between the time the cures act was enacted in December thirty first no repayment during this year thank you buddy I really really appreciate your insight your wisdom you're listening to consider this program on the host Joe Clark along with each cancer thank you dean Huddleston for being a part we'll take a break and be right back Amarin ideal so the patriots sending the team plane over to China and loaded up with masks and bring it on back I appreciate the efforts but let's be careful with going over to China coming back right now kind of feels like everybody's trying to do the right thing around here they're bringing the mask I don't know who I trust more China or the patriots the somebody's going this thing on foreign Nigel weekdays forty seven ninety three W. why BC when you're living with polycythemia Vera or P. 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"managing partner" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio
"Fortunate enough to be the managing partner engines are program director bid been with the staff for almost eight years now kind of kind of an amazing thing what we offer to financial his pickup is very very simple I would call the next steps program and that's really what I built this radio show around if you will years and years ago but next steps is simply this if you give me and you call at eight hundred nine two eight four zero zero one and you say Hey I want to come in and talk to an adviser I'm gonna promise you three things when you come in with the meat with me or with the meat with somebody on our team that's one way to tell you things you need to consider today we're gonna give you things you're probably gonna want to consider in the future and more importantly if we choose to partner together we're gonna tell you things that FTG will do for you and put it into writing that's our next steps promise that's what we do so what I try to do on the show every week is give you things that you want to consider the financial hands but group we reduce financial regrets that's our that's our job if you will I but we do it by taking care of people who don't want to worry about the money and we know some of you still want to do this on your own and that's your business god bless but if you're looking for a fiduciary somebody who wants to treat has to treat legally your money as if it were there is somewhere in the same situation that's our business our fiduciary and now we have a team of twenty seven people would love to sit down and have a conversation with you you can give me and you call at eight hundred nine two eight four zero zero one so when the four segments we had today we talked about the tool box I contrasted exchange traded funds with mutual funds and stocks the difference we had a question and I used to tell people once I crossed seven hundred and fifty million in assets that we wouldn't take any new families and and I said why is it different today and it's because of the market growth the way volume is trading and the way the market is in nineteen ninety four nineteen ninety six pardon me either actually about three hundred more publicly traded listed stocks than there are today there's been a contraction in the number of stocks are traded but the size of the market is you know seven or eight times greater if not more than the where it was at that point in time so it's changed a little bit of the research in a white papers they're still a limit I still problem across to to a half billion I based on what it is we know right now exchange traded funds are wonderful tools I strongly encourage you to learn about him we have a little a a paper that you can get if you would like it and a checklist just why ETFs are better than mutual funds giving you G. a call at eight hundred nine two eight four zero zero one and you can ask for that or just go to our website at your life after work dot com and your topic number two was very vocal trust vocal trust are they good or bad good shade it depends because you can't say everything's good I guess I was looking at it as opposed to not having one and just letting everything go through probate I'm just trying to play the devil's advocate I don't forget okay hi I can't imagine not having a trust though I can see clearly show you people who don't need one right right right I mean if if your only purpose for a if your only purpose is to avoid probate there's now enough things that we can do to keep you out of probate even with your house that we can keep got a probate without having a trust if that's your only purpose for having it then it may not make sense if you're after the privacy control from the grave protection of marital property for your children there's a lot of other reasons why I like the trust and why I would use it and well in in one of the cases where you don't need a trust and you just you you there still are beneficiary designation form that you can use for something to UT transfer on death payable on death that labor de that you can attach to your house in Indiana now there's a there's a there's wonderful things we give you three reasons why you may want to consider contributing to an IRA in two thousand and twenty four two thousand and nineteen so into what was the first one tax deferral tax deferral the idea that you don't wanna pay taxes today not necessarily my favorite idea for most people most people already have too much tax deferred in my opinion but you can go back and listen to that segment again if you go to a podcast or website and you can download it and listening to it at your leisure that what was the second to type of thing you could do and I have with it with an IRA converter contribute to around a Roth IRA you can't do the conversion the conversion would be for two thousand twenty right conversion stop thank you you can still contribute to your Roth IRA but here's the one that I think people mess and it's really it's really one of the the most important things I think we help people understand and when they come in to begin that retirement planning process what's the third reason I would put money and I don't know yes you do this is Kim Lansana okay can kids not here's date so it makes it it's every dollar we when you go to retire it is our job to help you replace one hundred percent of your standard of living nobody wants to have a lower life when they retire right if you go online and you read these academic articles that say you need about seventy percent of your income to retire well I have no desire to put me or you or anyone else that box god made us all unique right what you need is a hundred percent of your standard of living and we're going to go through a very complex process.
"managing partner" Discussed on 790 KABC
"She is the managing partner of Dylan law group army has a friend and you know doing has a case proceeding. all right we are trying to patiently wait for the authorities and Portland to do their jobs investigate these crimes arrest people and charge them but that hasn't happened yet so you know at some point we'll have to sort of assume it's not going to happen but I am trying to get the benefit of the doubt to the authorities to be clear you know there is lined up to I think want to do their jobs and then there are you know supervisors who may have a different political bent weird and I'm wondering if you have any opinion on the amicus brief that's been filed on behalf of many cities and counties Los Angeles to overturn the read the insanity ninth ninth circuit Martin first of Boise. I've heard about it I have not had a chance to review it we've had a busy week in court at our firm this week so but of course I think that the first of all my analysis of this is that a lot of these cities are reading this ninth circuit opinion too broadly because my circuit opinion as I recall says that you can't move people off the streets of there's nowhere to put them but you know California spend a billion dollars on homeless miss remediation and has places to put them into the political will to do somehow made a settlement that qualified place to put them as bad for every individual in the street they they codify that in some way and that's when they are there yeah wrote down right but I think anyway I I think people are interpreting that ruling too broadly but certainly it is and and out liar and inconsistent with reality here in California so hopefully it does get a second look and you know today the president nominated to more of judges to the ninth circuit so as as time moves on we're getting a more favorable and rational make up of that court so that's good as well let's talk some calls here this is Tony Tony go ahead you're on with our meat Dylan. yes thank you so much for that topic it is very relevant to those of us who served in the courts at Sportage repairs there are hundreds of people or. also medical interpreters. service free masters who serve as independent contractors at the we are what we are waiting to see how this legislation get it back but we don't see anything good in the legislature work start and we're also part of the group that don't have a high the body is that I'm aware of date that's on there you know at the people you know negotiating I'll be happy so there's no one at the table negotiate negotiating for us that we found ourselves on the table eat for lunch so I thank you for this attorney it for others that are trying to push back it fight against this law however it decides that now we're fighting against the lock after the fact. yeah that's right I mean you know we didn't talk about this one of the main impetus is of this entire project is to I believe to unionize more workers and to bring more of them under the some of the government and being beholden to the government so certainly anybody who works in the court system is being greedily eyed as a potential you know government worker unionized person without the flexibility that was previously previously available and can can I also just say I know we're we're kind of running short on time congradulations yesterday on the this the California judge that says that trump is not required to show his taxes to be on the ballot here in California. yes this is a rare positive ruling for cal into citizens frankly on this on the civil rights front because California as. the flaw as B. twenty seven which purports to require all presidential primary candidates to report five years of their tax returns to be on the ballot and the judge heard two and half hours of argument yesterday Morrison England in Sacramento I was one of the lawyers arguing before the court and we were able to convince the court to issue a injunction on the enforcement of this law issue a written ruling stating his Basie's by October first we just got a court order a few minutes ago saying that he'll do that but as we don't know the exact grounds but he heard arguments that involve preemption of federal law first amendment first misses the Asia and fourteen the man that qualifications clause in a couple of others so very interesting case and the attorney general's office was there are going for two and a half hours on the court was not persuaded. as a president called in thank you. me but I mean he has his own set of lawyers there were five cases the president was represented by his counsel there I represented the Republican National Committee the California Republican Party a list of Melissa Melinda's assembly member Melinda's and two other trump supporting voters and there are other interests represented there judicial watch represented a Democrat and an independent voter who also challenged the law so I think that the judge was not looking at this as a partisan issue he was looking at it as an over reach by the state issue and I'll quote unquote Hodge podge of different regulations in fifty states is not consistent with the constitutional requirements for this type of election very wise and smart ruling I think he listen to everybody carefully respectfully but I'm thrilled to win one occasionally for the right team thank you for your hard work I mean that you're fighting the fight that need a lot of us don't even know what's going on but thank you. my pleasure army thank you so much for that few with Dylan D. H. I. L. L. O. N. law dot com also P. N. J. A. B. A. N. on Twitter thank you army Preciado thank you bye bye we do live in seven ninety KABC what would you say if I told you can get a brand new S. U. V. for free and it doesn't even involve a ski mask or a clothes hanger the federal reserve is lowered interest rates for the first time in eleven years and that means opportunity for you my friend Andy in his guise of purpose funding will a five minute call go over how much you can save and tell you exactly what they would do if they were you.
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"Managing partner of westpac will partners I wish I'd like a cooler title managing partner like doesn't really sound as good as the banana queen I'm in the studio with Leo Lana banana to banana queen I I we mentioned earlier we had cocoa Vinnie on about the banana queen I just really got to step my game up so when I put everybody in my office to work on coming up with the core title at some point seizure of the business it's it's a young business your year at March of last year so when you went all in with that right you said your real say license Asia this is who I am this is what it is that I want to do did you ever have any doubts about it right because you started moving along I like it because it's such a and our unique thing that you're doing or did you ever have moments where I got what what my name is funny because I didn't really feel was that unique like there are chocolate dipped bananas in the world but I think I would make it unique I stand out a little bit and I've just had so much fun with it that I don't know I didn't there was no there was no doubt in my mind that it was going to be fantastic you just now I just knew eight four had somebody tell me before the rockets but there's a whenever I watch you'd system like the universe is going to ban dear well like if I just want somebody get done is gonna get done right I think now I don't know if there's a lesson inside of that I think most successful people that I meet hi yourself included sure that trait right where they they just know that I'm I'm going to get this done like there is no alternative that gets its forward always and I think when you move through life that way you carry yourself in that way the universe really does tend to bend your well and it's in exactly what you've done right to believe that you face adversity then you substance kept moving forward it was a learning fun experience for yes and I've been through some stuff like it's crazy I think I would I was talking to one of my employees yesterday telling her some of the things we I've been through in the past and she was just like how is this business still going and I'm like I never saw it as this is the end all be all like it was just keep going that's it yeah I'm just keep moving forward rapidly the only way you fail in any business is if you get out of the business as long as you keep moving for some days it's giant leaps and some days it's baby steps but you just keep moving forward odds are talking about the progression of the business obviously so you had the the the awesome first party experience talking about the growth of the company and then I partnered up with Ambrose whiskey he is a banana infused whiskey and so he called me logically Russian yeah he's like I'm launching this this liquor and I'd love for you to be a part of it so we started doing all of the big pool parties on core and access and daylight and wet Republic in so I just went around with him and I started making all these connections and it was super fun and it was like fifteen minutes to serve two hundred to three hundred bananas in the process I broke wheels off my card I had malfunctions I had to get my husband to help me and that's when I truly learned that I had to employees somebody to help me full time because it was so busy and right after I did my first banana card event people Sir to reaching out and seeing can you deliver these and I was like well I don't know can I deliver these the end so you meet together packaging and started delivering that was in March by mothers day I delivered thirty three dozen bananas to complete strangers who I know I just didn't know who they were how they'd heard of me and now we deliver anywhere between a hundred and three hundred thousand a month a banana business yeah it's always money in the bananas banana suppliers okay as they were got into it and it's for whole foods I've done so much banana sampling now and I did not a huge fan of Dolan shechita they're very starchy so we've moved on to Ecuador and Peru which are favorites and they don't leave that like starchy filmy taste in your mouth so I'm very picky about bananas they have to be long and straight and I like go mad hunting for the evolution of the banana sampling to find the world's best bananas yes for the banana queen and shocked that we had to we had to do a lot of sampling around that as well I'm like that so now is it the same bananas pretty much always pretty much so it's a it's a it's a pretty consistent product yeah now so same but in a same type of chocolate the most part okay so from employees in when you're out of my account all full time employed full time employee okay and added another one so to full time employees and yourself yes with the banana car with delivery are you SO plans for a get a store front war so we were actually approached by Caesars about five months ago a good friend of mine came to me and said Hey Caesar's loves you and they want you to open a shop and I was like oh my gosh I don't know if I'm ready for this like this is huge that really is especially you mean five months ago your business for like six months exactly and so I was like well I got to think about it for a minute and so my husband finally looked at me like what are you waiting for somebody else opens a banana business you're out like go do it and I was like okay so I went to him thinking like I don't know maybe they're going to be like oh I change my mind or you know whatever size show up and I'm like okay I'm ready he's like oh my goodness I'm so glad because they ask me every single time I see them if you're ready to open the store so he put me with the architect and I build this elaborate store which is absolutely amazing and he they took it to Caesar's they were so impressed they walked right to the V. P. of all of Caesars entertainment and he said this is one of the best things I've seen in a really long time and they had plans to put me right we're Caesar's meets form shops and they had a tenant that was supposed to be the being and re sign there at least in the eleventh hour so we're on hold with that we're trying to figure out exactly where the banana business is going to go in the meantime miracle mile shops is reached out and offered us a spot as has the north premium outlets so we've got a lot of things coming it is do you I mean so even like a supply chain questionnaire and I'm super excited when you scale up to that do you worry about obviously nasty supplying you know a lot more bananas yes getting wholesale as in how we got a whole foods isn't going to be able to maintain that but yes there's so much that goes into it and it's just meeting new people and figuring out all these new things every day and what's next so moving forward do you did you obviously you're gonna have a store fronts coming at some point soon time frame wise it all just depends on I've got some questions out like for miracle mile just waiting on those and north premium outlets I having I'm having a cart built for that and then the Caesars thing just won a spot opens up so it's very it's based on square footage when I need in square footage wise so you've got a car in the premium outlets the card that you already have an in store fronts potential along those lines but it'll be a little bit different because it's going to have to maintain extreme heat all summer long and the threat for Kuwait yeah I'm not one of those that has right ready ready to go back with Leo Lana banana banana queen after these messages on Las Vegas money resource just because it's called higher education doesn't mean high.
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"Is managing partner at Baker Tilley's human resource consulting group millennial turnover is different than any other journa- ration- before and if I'm able to recruit somebody based off this benefit and then retain. Chain them for twelve or twenty four months longer than I'm getting a reward out of that. There are possible downsides often if an employee leaves before a certain amount of time, they must repay the money. But while him says that can backfire sometimes what we see is that an employee becomes disgruntled, and then they're working they're simply because they don't want to have to repay. But many say the upside is big at fidelity, for example, more than a quarter of its workers signed up for the program, which is only three years old. It pays up to ten thousand dollars over five years. Aisha shrieking Taya a vice president of fidelity says those who participate stay longer at the company for us really focusing on retaining those people. Especially after we've invested in training them as a really important thing. The program success lead. Fidelity did now sell it as a service other employers can offer she trained beer ball is director of congressional fares to the society for human resource management. She says loan repayment. It would be more affordable to nonprofits and small businesses. If congress makes it tax free for employers and workers more employers might be able to offer student loan repayment as a benefit to their employees, even without the tax benefits. Some employers say, it's worthwhile Madeline Macintoshes CEO of penguin Random House, which started offering loan repayment two years ago. She says about ten percent of the publishing companies five thousand employees participate, including she says older people who returned to school or took out loans for kids. I feel like it has really kind of outsize, emotional or psychological benefits for employees. I feel like if they were ranking it would be up there at the top. And I don't think it's the most expensive. It's cost the company about a million dollars to date, far less. She says than what it spends on health insurance. You can Gucci NPR news. Washington Virginia's Lieutenant governor, Justin. Fairfax has kept a low profile since to sexual assault. Accusations surfaced against him earlier this month, but yesterday, he gave an impromptu speech at the state Senate comparing himself to lynching victims of the last two centuries. Ben pave your has the story from member station. W C V in Richmond. Good. We're gonna do it again..