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AP News Radio
Salesforce cuts about 10% of its workforce
"Salesforce is cutting about 10% of its workforce. The San Francisco cloud computing software company Salesforce is joining the latest rounds of job cuts in the tech industry, announcing it is laying off about 7350 workers. The company had seen ups like the acquisition of slack, a workplace messaging platform that became hugely popular during the pandemic, and their payroll more than doubled since 2018, but stocks fell last month when analysts noted a slowdown in sales, and the departure of top brass, including Stewart Butterfield, Brett Taylor, and Mark Nelson, a regulatory filing shows they planned to close some offices in a letter to employees, CEO Mark benioff, said the environment remains challenging, and our customers are taking a more measured approach to their purchasing decisions. The CEO says employees being released will receive nearly 5 months of pay and other benefits. I'm Jennifer King
Daily Tech Headlines
"mark nelson" Discussed on Daily Tech Headlines
"Will expand the tools to Facebook dating when it suspects a user's lied about their age. Meta says on Instagram, the tools stop 96% of teens who tried to edit birthdays to over 18 and that 81% of users opted to use video selfies. Google released its latest pixel feature drop, which introduces VPN by Google and clear calling voice enhancement on pixel 7 and 7 pro devices. It also adds speaker labels to recorded call transcriptions on pixel 6 and newer devices. The update also adds the Fitbit premium sleep profile to the pixel watch as a free feature. Uber reached a settlement on a lawsuit with the city of Chicago for listing local restaurants in its food delivery apps without consent from the restaurants, agreeing to pay $10 million. Chicago filed separate lawsuits against Grubhub and DoorDash over similar practices with both cases still ongoing. The e-bike maker rad power announced the rad trike, its first electric tricycle. It can carry up to 415 pounds, includes a saddle with a backrest, and uses a steel frame for better turning stability. It has a slower top speed than rad power's e-bikes topping out at 14 mph using 5 levels of assistance with up to 35 miles of range. New to red powers line up, it uses a front hub motor rather than a rear hub includes a reverse throttle and includes a parking brake. It's available for pre order now for $2499, shipping in mid January. Salesforce co CEO Brett Taylor announced his resignation last week, as did the CEO of its analytic subsidiary Tableau, Mark Nelson. Now, slack founder and CEO Stewart Butterfield said he's leaving in January. Butterfield join Salesforce when it bought slack for $27 billion in 2020. Salesforce is GM for digital experiences cloud lead Diane Jones will take over as CEO.
Tech Path Crypto
"mark nelson" Discussed on Tech Path Crypto
"That comes through. Sorry about my voice, guys. This has been this week has been a little weird. Not because of this, just, you know, when you have 7 year olds running around the house, they're like little bug bug mad magnets. Javier comes in. What about BUSD? I'd be too paranoid. What about USD C? Okay. All right, so if you're in stablecoins, I can't give you a financial advice. I'll tell you what I'm doing. All right, so binance I feel like is, for me, it's finance U.S., but some of you guys watching this finance. I feel like binance is a safe haven. Obviously, a lot of cash, liquid, there's a still a lot of activity in this market. So I don't necessarily see that moving. BUSD is kind of the preferred stablecoin over there. Obviously, because they're a little play, their play with USD C, which ended up having a bigger impact on USD C and circle than was initially we actually called that in the video when we released that a couple of weeks back, when that happened, I said, this is a problem for circle. And USD C as far as USD C is concerned, I know you guys don't want to hear this. I would go to cash. I would take that stablecoin. I'd move it to cash. I know the inflationary problem on cash. I completely get that. But right now under the guise of what's happening in the marketplace, the contagion rollout. We've got to step back and take a look at where this market is. I think and I fear that this is going to polarize the markets in general, which means there's probably going to be very little movement. A lot of sideways action, kind of like what we're seeing in Bitcoin right now. But it does mean that we're going to see some liquidity issues as well. So you just don't want to get caught in these kind of scenarios. So it's a tough one right now. There must, yeah, I totally agree. There must be trust in the market. Otherwise, the market will not improve. And that is the key. All we have to let this do. First of all, you need two things here. You need a lot of this contagion to finally go away, meaning the last of the octopus tentacle has reached his last point and the last big guy is affected. That's step one. Step two, just a little bit of indication that regulation is underway. Once that happens and I don't know if you guys saw Tom emmers was also advanced up his position in D.C., I can't remember if he's the majority whip. I think now, but the point is, is emmer's is a very crypto friendly blockchain innovation friendly, you guys should follow him. He's out of Minnesota. And I know he's a Republican and completely get that. But you should follow him, support him, let him know that we have, he's been on our show before. And I like his thinking, I do also like his position against gensler, which is think about this. Had gensler just let this pressure off, regulated. I mean, it's a lot of hindsight. But the point is, is this could have been regulated much earlier than it has been. Mark Nelson coming in locked in Gemini. So just have to write it out and see what happens there.
What Bitcoin Did
"mark nelson" Discussed on What Bitcoin Did
"These formations have existed already for tens of thousands of years and they don't expect any changes in them for another tens of thousands of years. And like I said, when fuel is pulled out of a reactor and it's radiated, the primary hazard is in the first few years when there's the more dangerous nuclei present. So the waste, is this the rods themselves once they've been fully used or is there a green goo of some kind? No. I wish there was a great the most liquid radiological waste is the tritium that comes out of these. But there's potential, like tritium is potentially going to be the fuel for fusion reactors. Okay, we'll come back to that future hats. Stick with fission for the moment. It then sort of there's more than one type of waste. There was the rods themselves. There's the Raj themselves that are potentially fissile. They need to be stored in lead casks. When they're pulled out of the reactor, they're kept in large pools that are to keep them cool while they're the harmful nuclei slowly decay, and then once they reach a certain threshold where they're determined to be safe to handle, they get stored in lead casks. Not drums. No, there are no drums anywhere when nuclear waste. Maybe in Russia. There was a good podcast recently, doctor Chris kefir on the decoupled podcast. He was talking with Mark Nelson about the deep geological repositories that are being built in Canada. So where are they currently stored? Most of them just remain on site because they don't take up much space. So what the plan is to move them into the repositories once the facilities are built, but then that's another chicken and egg thing. You got to go through all the licensing and regulatory. And there has to be community buy in from the communities that these things are going to be hosted in because they're one is being proposed in the Bruce Peninsula near the Bruce reactor and another more further out in northern Ontario in ignace. I'm going to make Jeremy proud now because they covered this in the 5th risk. If you had a book, the 5th risk. Nope. It's a book I read a while back where it seemed to bring up in every show after that point, but they talked about the differences between the U.S. and Russia and how they deal with spent fusion materials and I think they talked in Russia. They just pour concrete over it, but there's certain regulations, for example, in the U.S. with regards to how it's stored and where it's stored. But they also talked about the amount of, I want to say something like, all the nuclear waste in the world has ever been created would be smaller than a football field or something. It would be like one football field stacked a few telephone, like two telephone poles tie. That's about it. I think that's about what I heard. But if we were to increase the number of reactors that would go up. So we would need some potentially, but the beauty of some of these new reactors is that some of them will be able to use that reprocessed fuel as their fuel to operate. So you can reuse,
AP News Radio
Prince Harry challenges divided world to reclaim democracies
"Prince Harry marks Nelson Mandela day at the UN Britain's prince Harry challenged people everywhere to adopt Nelson Mandela's spirit of hope in today's divided world We can find meaning and purpose in the struggle We can wear our principles as armor Heed the advice Mandela once gave his son to never give up the battle even in the darkest hour In a keynote and often personal speech to the UN General Assembly's annual celebration prince Harry spoke of a special photo he was given On my wall and in my heart every day is an image of my mother and Mandela meeting in Cape Town in 1997 Which was just 5 months before the death of his mother Princess Diana I'm Shelley Adler
The Paul Finebaum Show
"mark nelson" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"Pride passion and pageantry of college football lives here. This is the Paul fine bomb show hour one pie. Hey, welcome. We have reached Tuesday. Not that that's a bigger compliment, but we just wanted to make sure you understood that. Welcome to the program, lots of do today. We are jam packed with news and information and a question about who the best coach in college football is. You'll be surprised at one of our guests answer. Yes, you will be very surprised, but you'll be here in a few minutes to justify it. Let's get going with some headlines. Oh yeah. Kirby smart. Is the best coaching college football? All of you who believe that raise your hand. Hands, hands, hands. Oh yeah, you met Hayes, so we'll talk to him in a couple of minutes. What about the portal? We have some data. Only 50 only 54% of FBS players who entered the portal are enrolled at a new school. So what happened to that was just like the Bermuda Triangle? What happens? Yeah. The portal should be a sign enter beware. There's a lot of times you are never, ever heard from a gain or again. Final headline Cecil hurt being honored by a student endowment fund at the university of Alabama school of communication and information. This is a lot of people have done a lot of hard work. Namely, Chad mies, who was one of Cecil's closest friends, worked diligently to make this happen then through friends at the university. Through professor Andrew billingsley and the dean Mark Nelson has finally been announced and we'll keep you updated, but certainly an amazing honor for one of the greatest people that we've ever known on this program. And the most influential person to ever cover the university of Alabama. Let's get to the guests on the program. Matt Hayes, yeah. We've taken enough shots at Matt. We'll let him come on here and respond. An amazing woman, both as an athlete, and as a leader, Donna will piano, president and CEO of the Drake group. Mike cannonball on the draft. It's only two days away. Tom van Heron from ESPN will also join us. And let's get to your phone calls here in 8 5 5, two four two 7 two 8 5 Joe starts it off from Florida. Hello, Joe. Hello, Paul. Appreciate all you do and appreciate your program so much. Thank you very much. Yes, sir. I got a couple of questions. That I've missed a miss some of your shows back when you were discussing. Commissioners, thank you and the story was that we were going to 12 and then all of a sudden we get Texas. Right. And then we get a homa and then all of a sudden we don't have 12. That would be one question I'd have from you that I missed out on. And no fault of yours and then the other being, to me, personally, based on rings and based on championships and banners, coach Sabin is the best and then after that, it looks like Devo would be number two. I don't see how Kirby smart can be considered in that just because they won one. And neither explanation on that, but I appreciate everything you do and thank you. I'm going to hang up with you. John, thank you. Let's let the next guest answer the second part of your question. The first part is complex because a year ago, around this moment, college football essentially said, we're moving to a 12 team playoff. It could be as late as 2025. It could be as early as next year. Most of us thought it would be no later than two years. That was a year ago. So either this year or next. After that politics entered a lot of a lot of small minded people in intercollegiate athletics. Use the entrance of Texas and Oklahoma to the SEC as a means of getting even or attempting to get even with Greg thank you, the SEC commissioner. He was one of four people that were on that committee. They tried to act like he was the only person. They tried to act like he knew about this Oklahoma Texas thing all along, which is a specious lie. And unfortunately, college football did what it always does to itself. It shot itself in the foot. And no one gained from it, the sport lost, however, character was revealed, and we found out that the commissioners of the ACC, the Big Ten in the PAC 12 are some petty people. Let's move on to the next question. Now that we've cleared up that problem in the world, John is in Louisville. Hey, John. Hey, good afternoon, Paul. You've got your energy back after last Friday. By the way, I'm suing, I'm suing all the callers who insinuated that I was not well. That was just Jeff. Don't worry about him. And by the way, there's no next Paul fine bomb just to put that on the table. John, I went back to the bar where we were at, and I got the tab and the guy said, I didn't have a single drink. Of course, I slept on the $50 bill to say that. Yeah. Imagine how many bills you'll be slipping in Las Vegas. I'm going to ask you a question on Las Vegas, but first of all, I've got to tell you, your show yesterday, it's your callers that really get us through the slow time legend still way above everyone else, legend, aka the preacher, the demon. The delivered legend's coming legend is from a different universe right now. I think he gets up, Paul and the morning looks at his first prize mug puts on his black hat and says I'm taking no prisoners. Well, there's a prison joke in there somewhere, John. You know, enhance and Joe slept through Las Vegas. I believe he said med Trump and then who was he referring to when he said kiss the main G dogs, but I don't know, but he was in a car that drove through Vegas. I'm sure on the way to LA and he slept through it, which really doesn't qualify of having ever been awake in Vegas, which would put him. But the thing with Trump, he didn't just see Trump, he claims that he saw that he ran into Trump or went up to Trump at the tupelo, Mississippi airport, which is news to me that they have an airport in tupelo, Mississippi. Secondly, that he asked Trump if he's ever heard him on this show or something like that and Trump said, yeah, he watches the show too. Well, Trump lies sometimes. And bubba with the joke that Jeff plays with his brain and cat daddy with that been gay joke. I mean, you can't make this stuff up. The Ben gay joke was really, it was off color. Question on Las Vegas. I'm telling my.
Bloomberg Radio New York
"mark nelson" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Go underway across much of Asia now and we are certainly seeing a risk of tone amid reports Europe's largest nuclear plant is on fire as Russia attacks the hang seng index opening lower by 2.4% Japan's nikkei two two 5 is down 2.5% The yield on the U.S. ten year night done 7.2 basis points at 1.76% Let's get more on this developing story though with David stringer Bloomberg news reporter that Europe's largest nuclear plant has suffered a fire David what do we know Well that's right What we do know and what we've heard from Ukraine's foreign minister is that the Russian army has been firing on the Zachary nuclear power plant and as you said it's the largest in Europe What we also know from post that and then identified official the plan because it's posted on the plant's Facebook pages that it is experiencing a fire That official suggests that firefighters have so far been unable to reach the plan that also save the sites unit one was hit It is as we say a pretty significant site This power plant accounts for about 20% of Ukraine's electricity So very significant obviously situations developing quite rapidly And it isn't clear at this point whether it's still under attack As you say the side accounts for about 20% of the country's electricity there is obviously when you look at these markets concerns about a nuclear fallout to potentially what we saw from Chernobyl in the 1980s Can you tell us a little bit more about what impact this could have if it is sort of the worst case scenario here in terms of the fears that we have And obviously that's exactly what people are worried about We've seen markets respond to those kind of fears what experts are telling us so far And it is early and we don't have much insight into what exactly is occurring at the plan But what sort of nuclear experts are saying is that we shouldn't necessarily be too worried It's very likely that the reactors themselves closed off like an automatic mechanism once shelling started in the early hours of Friday They would have picked up sort of vibration detectors probably would have shut the early actors off So that's one issue that sort of taken out of the equation Mark Nelson he's an adviser to the nuclear energy industry He suggested to us that in our worst case scenario we're talking about a very contained event something like what we saw in three mile island in the U.S. in 1979 a significant but with a very limited impact and certainly in the opinion of some experts so far the threat beyond the plant site is incredibly limited Okay well we hope that is the case as upsetting as it is of course on a human level here too David yu cover the energy markets we have already been seeing commodities at these multi decade highs that Bloomberg commodity spot index the highest since 1974 what moves are we seeing in the commodity space I'm looking at weight in particular Well that's quite I mean in terms of the broader the broader picture here not just on this disaster Yes All of those commodities in which Russia is a major supplier we've seen them search all week to multi decade in some cases high Wheat as you mentioned Russia is incredibly significant supply there Things like aluminium nickel and coal We also see coal prices absolutely soaring in the past couple of days Come off a touch now but still at close to those record high So commodities reacting incredibly strongly to the risk of supply in today's specifically we're seeing as you might expect that push into gold and gold gaining as a haven asset as people worry about the specific nuclear power plant David we thank you for your time Bloomberg news David stringer with us in Melbourne Let's head to Los Angeles now and get more on the market action with Bloomberg's Brian Curtis Brian Yeah I think we'll also for listeners curious where is this plan It's down in the southeastern part of Ukraine near the city of enter hodor and it's right on the dnieper river and we've been talking about it as the largest nuclear power plant in Ukraine It's one of the ten biggest in the entire world Although I was looking at a story two days ago in The New York Times it actually said that many of the reactors there had already been shut down and were not providing electricity into the grid in Ukraine And we are seeing markets moderate a little pulling back from some of the worst levels that EK was down more than 800 points It's now down 639 points 2.4% the SX 200 down 1.3% all the other markets that we're seeing a lot of selling and tech stocks in Hong Kong down nearly 4% index is down two and a quarter percent and the China markets are down The CSI 300 off more than 1% The dollar has a bid up about two tenths of a percent for the blue McDonald's spot index The yield on the ten year treasury had dropped down below 1.70% Now at one 76 again as perhaps some cooler heads are prevailing here WTI crude is up about 3.7% here at $111 and 34 cents So still very much a risk off session Juliet Thank you so much Brian It is coming up to 36 minutes past the hour It's time for global news Let's get more on our.
The Jim Ross Report
"mark nelson" Discussed on The Jim Ross Report
"All the other ones are the other part of the question. The second part of the question was, what role if any do you think that social media has played in the giant relations? Well, it changes everything because the information flow is immediate. And all you got is to have one person. And they get on Twitter and off they go. So it's affected everything. In life, those are so dependent. If you don't believe me, just everybody, look at everybody when you go to an airport or a grocery store or anywhere. What do they have in their hand? Their phone. We can't let them down. We can't get them out of our site. So consequently, I think these social media via your device is a game changer. So all you can do is up front, honest and there's never a good time to let people go. But when you got a fish or cut bait, it's time to cut bait. You're caught in the crossfire. And others have been there too. So it's not poor me. Or am I going to do? You're going to get up compete better what you do? And enjoy Christmas or Hanukkah? They celebrate. Are there ten other yuletide holidays I'm forgetting a project for? You didn't say anything about something. Sorry. But anyway, that's what I would do. That's the answer to your question. Cool. Thank you so much for answering my question and speaking of the holidays. I hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving. Oh, thank you. I'm going to Chicago and do your wrestling on Wednesday night. And then I'm going to fly back on Thanksgiving morning. From Chicago's always a lot of fun. We'll air in the air at the airport on Thanksgiving. Yeah. It'd be a very prestigious right now. But in any event, and I got reservations at a restaurant to have Thanksgiving dinner. Opel Raphael Morphy's coming down. I got my radiation starts on Monday. And a little surgery on a surgery done with one doctor and a radiation was one of the oncologists. So Raphael has come down to make sure I don't bail on anybody. He's a friend. So he's just here to help me out. And I appreciate it. Well, good. I'm glad that you have plans for Thanksgiving. I know that sounds like a lot going on for you. So keep us in the loop. Keep us posted. We'll be thinking about you. Mark Nelson, you know, I'm always thinking about you. Probably because you call me like every day. Oh, please. Yeah, straight to voicemail. Straight to voicemails. No, it's very divorced. Hi, Jim. How are you? I'm good. Good. So I got a little bit of a bone to pick with you. You kind of pissed me off and I'm going to tell you why. But it's out of love that I'm pissed off at you. So take it. Okay. So are you still smoking? I'm not talking about this very moment but yes. Okay. Is that true? I need you to live for another at least 30 years. And if you're smoking, that ain't gonna happen, especially you got cancer, right? Why? Thanks for reminding me. Well, hell, if you're smoking, you're not making it any better. Well, you do a real, man. You gotta you gotta thank you very much. I love you too. That's a bad habit. And I'm not going to try to I'm not going to try to defend it. Look, I quit for 20 years. And when Jen got killed, followed by the frigging COVID, those are my two excuses. The stress of her dying had me pick up cigarettes again. I'm glad I didn't pick up anything heavier. Me too, you know? So I didn't, but nonetheless, they're poor. They're not racism or excuses. But nonetheless, I appreciate your concern. Well, I want you around for I want you around the voice of my childhood. I want you to be the voice of my adulthood and me being an old man. And for me to do that, I need you around. I appreciate your thoughts. And I care. So my other part of that question for you is what's going on with the cancer. What did they say about it? What's going on with you? I have my major meeting on Monday. I'm getting two places surgically removed from my back on Monday morning early. Outpatient deal frontal and then I'm going to another doctor and they're making me a boot that fits on my foot. And I guess it allows to have a direct aim into the tumor from the radiation. So you have to worry this little boot when you're eating treatment. And they have to make it for you. So that's what I'm going to do on Monday. And they're not going to probably limp. Then I'm going to Chicago. And that may be, I don't have any more shows. I've got me undergoing radiation. I got a 22 radiation treatment schedule. And I'm going to try to get them done. 5 a week. And when he want to do that, so I can protect my health in that respect. It's hard to it's hard to make the towns. So Tony Khan has no problem with it. He wants to do whatever I need to do. He totally supportive. There's no issues. And I've got a great boss. That's very understanding. So he wants to be back to, so I got all kinds of motivation. I would rather lose you for a short time while you're getting better. And then lose your forever. So please take care of yourself. And I mean that in all sincerity, please take care of yourself. I will. And I'll work on the smoking, but that doesn't sound I'm not going to smoke again here in a few minutes. How about the list? What's that? Oh yeah. Frank instead of smoking. Well, I'm doing both right now, but nonetheless, I'm always in for the excesses. Thank you, Jim for taking the time tonight. I appreciate it and thank you for letting me go off on you. All right, Mark. I needed it. Take care. You met,.
Bloomberg Radio New York
"mark nelson" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"So the world as we know is becoming more and more digital a trend that was only accelerated by the pandemic And it's impacting the workplace beyond Zoom calls and employers are increasingly in need of people actually with the digital skills to keep us with this changing business landscape So how can we prepare the actual workforce for tomorrow Tableau CEO Mark Nelson been working on just that making a key announcement 10 million data learners in just 5 years How do you do it Yeah Well that's my doubling down on a bunch of efforts that we've already had including Tableau academic where we enable learners around the world academics to get licenses and software and programs to help them learn data It's working with partners like path stream who can help spread education across a variety of channels Because as you just mentioned the world is becoming more and more digital And it's so important that data working with data becomes a skill that everyone has It used to be a job just kind of a privilege few would work with Now it's just a skill that you need in your job every day and employers are looking for And there's a big gap out there right now which is why we've made this commitment to train 10 million people I mean digital skills it's quite monolithic in many ways I mean what exactly are people wanting right now and in the workforce Yeah it's like ability to see and understand data right Whatever it is whatever your business is and even your daily life as you said more of that's becoming digital And that means there's data that helps you describe it And I like to say it's like a new telescope or a new microscope that literally helps you see the world in a new and more powerful way And so employers are really looking for people who have those skills because employers want to be data driven Recent research 83% of organizational leaders are looking for their organizations to be data driven And yet only about a third of their employees are comfortable working with data This is why data skills among the basic digital skills that ability to work with data is at the top of everyone's hiring list right now At what point what age group are you tackling Were you looking at I mean we obviously need to re skill a current workforce but a people being educated on it as they come through education and university schools at the moment Yeah all of the above right Like you want to certainly train your existing employee base You already know the business But this is becoming just an important life skill And it's not just about work It's just understanding the world around you as the last two years have shown as we go through the pandemic We're all dealing with numbers We're dealing with numbers around infection rates and vaccination rates and all kinds of other numbers And so yeah getting this as a basic skill in schools which again is where our Tableau academic program has been focused on teaching elementary school high school kids college kids how to work with data what those skills are so they can understand the world as I think it's going to be as well as the business workplace How does tablet how do you meet the workers where they are We've had of course again day in day out We're discussing the great resignation People not returning to the workforce older people women people of color not the participation rates we're used to Are you talking to people looking at educating those in digital that had previously in services sectors how are you sort of meeting them where they are Yeah for sure And first it's because data affects everything It doesn't matter what your skills are what you want to be in Data is important for that job and for that area And then it is going through all of these channels BU and academic you have passed from being looking for a second career And we're also very focused on making sure that this is equitable right So we also announced in addition to the 10 million a $5 million gram through our Tableau foundation that is specifically geared towards teaching women and girls around data skills So it takes a broad approach to get to 10 million people And when they've done your training are they more confident in manipulating data For sure The hallmark of these skills is that you're comfortable working with data really making data driven driven decisions right.
Design Matters with Debbie Millman
"mark nelson" Discussed on Design Matters with Debbie Millman
"Track to become a partner and ordinarily it takes 12 to 14 years at PWC to become a partner. You were going to be doing it in 5. What were the specifics of the fast track program? It was called the advanced development program, and they took a number of graduates from so called top business schools. And the program, the ADP program was rotational, so they showed you a whole bunch of sides of the firm, which was an incredible experience for me to be part of that. And they gave you a mentor. They really put a lot of resources behind you to help you achieve and succeed on that speed level. Two and a half years in, you wake up one morning, hoping that you have the flu, so you didn't have to go to work. What happened in that two and a half years culminating in that moment to create such a sense of doom? Yeah. So when I was graduating from Cornell and I went and talked about my professor my accounting professor, Mark Nelson. I said, I'm going to join PWC. He said that's great. I said, I'm going to be an auditor. And he said, that will be very refreshing for the audit profession. I thought, oh, what do you mean? And then I found out what he meant in the sense that, you know, by the way, PWC is a fantastic firm and was great to me through and through, but for me, I just didn't quite realize that I was really good into a system, a very large system that was sort of hierarchical that you had to do certain things that sequential first you did this, and then you did this. And that it felt to me very regimented and I guess I also just have to acknowledge I was not passionate about the work. I was passionate about the client service. I was the only one who figured out that my client from this company and my client from the other company shared a passion for synchronized skating and knew each other. Because they were on the same synchronized skating team. What are the odds? I know. I was the kind of person who was very interested in the people and also their jobs. I loved controls work because we interviewed people about their jobs, but I just didn't find the work itself engaging. And I felt like it was a lot of routines over and over and didn't leave a lot of room for creativity for me at my level. 18 hours after you woke up that day, hoping you had the flu. You got the flu. I got the flu. Can I just tell everybody, be careful of what you wish for? Right? You ended up being rushed to the emergency room. You were in bed for two weeks and every time you thought about going back to work, your fever would spike back up. I guess it was then that you decided that PWC was not your calling and to leave that particular fast track. How hard was that for you to do? Extremely hard, very, very hard. I had a lot invested in this fast track program. And I had a lot invested in my future is all set. I'm good. And also, there was a lot of people who mentored me at the firm and who were fantastic to me and just this notion of what am I going to do next I have no idea. And I'm now going to leave for no good reason, was not my path. That was not the way I was sort of raised. Although actually I'm going to talk about the path because it reminds me my favorite Joseph Campbell quote, which is if you can see your path all the way through to the end, you are following someone else's path. Your path only becomes clear, step by step as each foot hits the ground. That might be a paraphrase of the quote good enough. But that's how I think of it. And I know that at that time, I saw my path all the way through to the end. And the only thing I had to go on then was the music in my head said, to make a difference. It was just kept repeating to make a difference to make a difference that the work of my hands matters. And I tried to go out and see what is going to be the thing that's going to let me know that the work I do makes a difference. When you started telling people that you were leaving people at PWC, people in your family, what was the response? The people of PWC were quite gracious. Extremely gracious. And one of them actually the head partner J matti, he pulled me into his office and he said, if you were going to leave to go to a different firm or even to a large company, I would try to talk you out of it. But I can see that you just want something different. So what we'll do is we'll give you a few weeks and maybe even a few months and let you introduce you to some clients and we'll let you think about what you want to do and so you have a little time. So gracious. That's incredible. It was incredible. It was really kind of heard of. I know, actually, he said, you know, I always tell people to think about leaving they should come and talk to me. And they don't. But telling my parents, was difficult as in like, what am I going to do? But they were sort of used to me by then making some moves that they didn't necessarily agree with or want for me, telling my Friends, was confronting because it brought up the next year's were a lot of my imagining them saying, oh, what is she doing now? You don't like in this kind of judgy way..
NoCo Now ? 1310 KFKA
"mark nelson" Discussed on NoCo Now ? 1310 KFKA
"And got up all the way to the top of the rock. And i'm like cool. I can see the same stuff. I'm just higher off the ground and it took us two hours to get here. And i'm sweaty not an enjoying it but there's a lot of colorado ones who really love that aspect of colorado being outside and next year you're going to have to pay a fee devil's backbone amid the county open space fee changes. That's right you're gonna have to pay a fee to be outdoors. Lerma county trail and open space users left. Pay slightly higher fees starting next year including a new fee for devil's backbone open space. That armor county board of commissioners unanimously approved the new fee and overall fee increases tuesday starting in january day use permits annual permits in camping fees in county manage areas will increase be increased by about ten percent larimer county department of natural resources director. Dalen said in a presentation to commissioners to use devil's backbone open space sound trail head in loveland. Which has been free. Users will either need an annual pass or pay a ten dollar alien like many other popular county open spaces and parks including horseshoe threads war and carter lake. Think it's really important for us to make sure that caesar equitable across the system. And i doubt having a fee at devil's backbone of very highly used open space was not a good policy to have any commissioner. Kristen stevens said we don't want certain parks to be subsidizing. Other more used parks. It just doesn't make sense. Dave permits at all other county. Natural areas will increase from nine dollars to ten dollars. An annual passes for vehicles will increase from ninety dollars to one hundred dollars fig said. The fee increases needed to keep up with the county's anticipated population growth and inflation. We're seeing a lot of that lately. So they're gonna is gonna change anybody's mind from not going one dollars for the day pass. It's still and look it's still cheaper than a lot of the A lot of other activities that you might want to go. Do i get that. But there's just something about it and maybe this is just me. There's something about it that doesn't think maybe we should be getting charged to go and enjoy the state that we're in and get the money goes to goes to good use and preserving the parks and things of that nature. It's just a weird very weird concept to me next story here for news for northern colorado. Coming out of the review tribune son arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after stabbing stepdad. And evans. morgan. Mackenzie a forty four year. Old man arrested for doing exactly that. It's stabbing his stepfather over an argument. About what you know when you see this what you get stabbed. Oh i got an argument. Oh my god we check politics. We're talking co vid restock in abortion. What were you talking about. No it was not as he was stabbed over an argument about sprinklers. On august sixteenth in evans over sprinklers. He now faces second degree assault and attempted murder charges. Just before ten thirty. Pm and evans. Police officer responded to report of a stabbing in thirty six hundred blocks of empire street. When he arrived on the scene he spoke with joy in nelson a witness and mother the forty four year old suspect clinton pill joy until the officer that our son was living with her and her husband mark nelson when peel. Return home that night. He began arguing with her husband in the kitchen about the sprinklers. According to sky must really care about is on. The mother said peel grabbed a steak knife and thrust downwards in the mark shoulder withdrew the knife in acted as if he was going to stab him again. The couple fled the scene. After the stabbing the mother appeal reported that she believed her son was starting to establish husband the neck but missed. She said he was trying to kill. Mark nelson the of the stabbing advise the officer. He was located in the kitchen when people showed up and started an argument about the sprinklers again. Sprinklers mark nelson claims that his stepson said he would rather kill him then listen to him and then proceeded to stab him with a steak knife work nelson said he believed peel was attempting to kill him. He was treated for his injuries and receive stitches for established owned at a hospital. The knife was found by police officers in the home where the bloodstain on the blade. The traveled three inches from the tip to the handle arrest. Records stated blood also found on the floor from the kitchen to the front door evans. Police officers conducted a search for peo- but they were unable to make contact on august. Twenty two days later police receive report that the suspect was under the back patio located in the backyard. His mother's house authors made contact and arrest appeal declined to answer questions during his interview. At the evans police department and was transported to the weld county detention center. Peel faces charges for the attempted second degree murder of mark nelson along with a second degree assault charge. He has disposition hearing coming up october twentieth. I mean you talking about one of the most bizarre stories out there normally when you think about a step data stepson altercation he'll take about forty four year old stepson. Don't you talk about that but nonetheless. That's what we saw. That's news for northern colorado. Got a couple more stories. We're going to get into just a little bit later. Our number two. I'm gonna give you my full thoughts on resurrection christian altering their course cooperating on covert outbreak protocols. We'll talk about that coming up in just a bit. Also we're going to talk about kevin newsome. Are you surprised by this. Hey don't be surprised. I make sure that your air conditioner and heater ready to go. It's that time of the year awad this morning. I'm like man. I almost need a jacket now my weight. What's the what's the temperature going to be in. My phone just went off. Okay sorry siri. What's the temperature going to be today. And the high is going to be eighty eight and a low of fifty five. That's a thirty three degree temperature. Swing so you never know when that. I know it's going to be coming in. I've heard as early as next week. Have your heater ready to go. Have your air conditioner ready to go as well and the only way to do that is to talk to air solutions angrily. It's routine maintenance it's just like servicing your car you gotta get it done and if you haven't had it looked at in a while you really really need to nine seven zero to one hundred twenty seven fifty three nine seven zero two hundred twenty seven fifty three that is air solutions angrily led me heard about him right here on. Kfi nineteenth time. Let's get a break. We'll come back on the other. Side gavin newsom. Still the governor california. We'll discuss it's.
Channel 52: The DC Podcast
"mark nelson" Discussed on Channel 52: The DC Podcast
"Do they have to come to you. And be like hey. Would you like the right of batman. Both for us to wait for them. i don't know i have no idea. I mean that's not something. I've i've played in in long enough time to sort of say i think that I think people can break in any number of different ways. But i think it's probably trickier just just like there was when i was working full-time it. In the business there would be people who who would Have a reputation and and editors would go after them because they wanted that value of somebody right. I want you. Jim leah book. I want neil game or something you try to get them because that's gonna boost your profile But there be other people who would diligently try to break in and they would. They would send in plots and scripts and an artwork and some follow the rules right by the rules. I mean generally. When i would meet people i would say. Hey listen send me a proposal. Make it short. Get to the point this evaluate and then we can talk. And then i get people would send in three hundred page scripts and say many man when you read this. You're you're going to hire me right away. Yeah when i read it and then sometimes you need people mostly ours. I would say at conventions and you would see something in you would immediately no. That's that person's got chops and you'd be able to bring them in right away and get a start on some things I imagine there's probably so components of that across the way but I have still probably a handful. At this point of contacts that i could probably talk to on what by and large. It's kind of a coal at this at the stage where i could use my reputation as a door opener but but a lot of folks would be like you know what he what. What are you have to bring us that. Whatever name somebody you know that that that again we're talking. You know why. I'm doing a podcast interviews. You know get invited to a convention. There's dowager for certain things like that or people who who who read those younger now in positions where they're like we'll talk about this Which is terrific. I'm enjoying that. But i whether that opens a door or something. I don't know and i am not angling for that. The only thing angling for that with Possibly is one story with mark nelson. That i was talking to somebody. Terrific con with mark nelson was the artist to primus james leading aliens but a lot of other things and And we had actually developed an entire what if stored interest this whole thing called hacks. Which was this a What if doctor strange ran shield. And and nick fury was sort of you know on the outs with him. But he had to recruit fury for a special mission. Some of some form and And we'd actually pitched it. We sold it. I wrote it. Mark illustrated half of it Which is crazy cool looking. And then the whole comics market crashed. They fired the editors the book vanished in the into just some else worlds. You know and and Tom marks still has the artwork. As far as i know. And it's one of the few plots. I have left so i keep toying with the idea of calling. Tom brady wardens listen. We've got a half finished story that you paid for somewhat back in the day you know what if we took what you can see from here finish it finishing off it would be different now but it was that but that would be kind of cool thing so i'll know if he'd be interested in going back but i mean i don't know chips. Darcy leaving daredevil soon because isn't he one of the ones go in this sub stack row chapman from his name. Like i do I believe so. I think. I just read that in in crawley newsletter but But he's leaving Daredevil and then the that sub stack things going to be interesting experiment as were how they tell stories. You know in that and how people respond to it. Is that the new image of like the modern time. I don't know what it is. I'm i'm fascinated by. I mean that's where my newsletters made you i. I think it's i think some of the house gonna say it must be something very Attractive about it. I mean the james tynan's writing the book and nick snyder. Who's writing amazing spider manner. Both leaving to go there. I'm like i'm sure they're i'm sure they're offering them a boatload of cash. They should be because that'll that'll cover the they're they're part of it. And and i assume that also covers the creation of the Of the rest of the comic is well. It's not just the money to them you know. But that's gonna cover. Who is the artist. You who's the finish And so so that's an advanced in essence and then Maintain of it right some stacks taking a piece of it. If for the paid whatever would attend ten or fifteen percent or whatever it is but zaire stand it. They maintain the ownership of the properties. So they can go do what they want with it afterwards and create argued and they can do whatever they want with their poll the creative freedom because but it's on them to be something that now they have a base they have an audience. The orients will follow them james again first name basis for people. I don't know. But but i think i read his newsletter. He expected to maybe hit his goal of subscribers by the end of the first week and he said the he hid the goal in the first three hours right so whatever he was looking to raise as paid subscribers you know he could fairly quickly and so i i think that's that's the Certainly a big appeal right for crater To have that freedom. I think the one thing you've got to watch for there is is hoosier. Your who's your editorial point of you. Who your editorial. I on these things. I'm assuming he had a good editor on batman right or unless assume. My friendship had a good editor. Daredevil right I i know. I benefited from having good editors. And when i didn't have good editors or i was left my own devices even with my own sensibilities. You can go off the reservation pretty quick so you wanna make sure that you know. Hopefully that's part of the package to and how they're thinking about it. But i think that's going to be a real replace to hopefully see some some good additional comics. That would have been harder to say. Well we can't do these imprint. Because we we've we've run out of our our budget for the year. My whole point was just. I would love to open like the you know the previews or whatever and you know after chip leaves to see you know. Did you try gestures back on daredevil. After how many years that would be that would be interesting though. It'd be cool. I don't want to write the the the regular. I don't i don't know that I'm a lot more interested with characters. Like data voeller or batman. But you know let's say daredevil just thinking back to the series that we were gonna. Do you know that. I mentioned before there were these contain stories. Where you're going to be to explore things with the character in the world and then kind of bring them to a finnish as opposed to the continuity aspect of comics where you keep going on and on and on and on and then it it it it can run out of out of at esteem or fuel. How do you keep all the pieces moving. There's there's a nicety for being the complete historian and walk away for and then come back to the world you know in another way a little thank you have some kind of what if pitch for daredevil for him wasn't it wasn't it what we were talking about before it's like you know what if matt murdock had grown up in money like bruce wayne you know how would that have changed his oral care and everything and fame but if you got money you did you ever see the not to not to pat myself lebron. Did you ever see the water fisher. I did live yup. Wally three app. So it's what it was originally called. What if the kingpin had adopted daredevil and then they changed to what if the king been owned. Daredevil should aware turn of phrase but but it was sort of. The proposition was when When jack murdock was killed. I can't remember the exact reason of top ahead now Looking pin was there..
Capes & Lunatics: Sidekicks
"mark nelson" Discussed on Capes & Lunatics: Sidekicks
"We're talking. You know why. I'm doing a podcast interviews. You know get invited to a convention. There's there is in the saudi for certain things like that or people who who who read those younger now in positions where they're like. We'll talk about this more Which is terrific. I'm enjoying that. But i whether that opens a door or something. I don't know and i am not angling for that. The only thing angling for that is Possibly is one story with mark nelson. That i was talking to somebody. Terrific con with mark nelson was the artist to primus james leading aliens but a lot of other things and And we had actually developed an entire what if stored interest this whole thing called hacks. Which was this a What if doctor strange ran shield. And and nick fury was sort of you know on the outs with him. But he had to recruit fury for a special mission. Some of some form and And we'd actually pitched it. We sold it. I wrote it. Mark illustrated half of it Which is crazy cool looking. And then the whole comics market crashed. They fired the editors the book vanished in the into just some else worlds and and Um but still has the artwork. As far as i know and it's one of the few plots. I have left. So i keep toying with the idea of calling. Tom brady listen. We've got a half finished story that you paid for somewhat back in the day you know what if we took what you can see from here finish it finishing off it would be different now but it was that but that would be kind of cool thing so i'll know if he'd be interested in going back but i mean i don't know chips. Darcy leaving daredevil soon because isn't he one of the ones go in this sub stack chapman from his name. Like i do I believe so. I think i just read that in in crawley newsletter but But he's leaving Daredevil and then the that sub stack things going to be interesting experiment. See were how they tell stories. You know in that and how people respond to it. Is that the new image of like the modern time. I don't know what it is. I'm i'm fascinated by. I mean that's where my newsletters made you i. I think it's i think some of the house gonna say it must be something very Attractive about it. I mean the james tynan's writing the book and nick snyder. Who's writing amazing spider manner. Both leaving to go there. I'm like i'm sure they're i'm sure they're offering them a boatload of cash..
Capes & Lunatics: Sidekicks
"mark nelson" Discussed on Capes & Lunatics: Sidekicks
"I've got more space. I think what. I always found in a lot of people found is then. Suddenly you'd end up writing a fifty two page story because you suddenly let yourself off the leash or sixty page story. And then he had a rain yourself back in so that was the thing. How do you make sure that you're trying now. Use that extra space to good effect And i know. I definitely open it up and probably wants a new lower was on. I opened up certain things a little bit more. Give you more space for visuals of his strikes. You said were were pinup shots. So i knew he would appreciate a couple of big opportunities for you. Know here's punisher. Black widow an action. You know that type of thing. Play plate of an artist strengths in my mind. Always one of the things you you wanna do a writer to figure out. What are they like to do what they really good at. And and and makes them happy makes their job. More enjoyable than. Here's what i like to do as a writer. I like that much people sitting around talking and eventually artists gonna love me for that. Or i like giant space battles with four thousand ships. But the gonna love me for that. You know that always floating in your head. It's like you know. I really need to put four thousand chips in this panel. You know for me. From from both in editor in a in a writer point of view and try to be friendly with artists over the years That's always top of mind. I mean you'll feel enemies. Quick and people in people. Mike will so many people are just professionals. They'll go insane Aright in ship one shift to three and and But you're not you're not gonna work with the person again because they're going to hear your name and they're gonna run in another direction but it's always better. I think a pick pick things that that they're gonna really really enjoy years ago. I did a a couple of night. Breed issues with a mark nelson and mark. Love monsters. Mark absolutely loves monsters and loves monstrous monsters. You know more than humanoid monsters you know a lot of ways and so we particularly crafted tonight bridge story that was less about the humanoid night breed in humans that it was about these gigantic bc things and he just you know he fell in love with that. I mean so. I don't know if you've ever worked like this. I heard an interview with the team. On the current spiderwoman book guy. Carlos pacheco and para peres. I think like she always. She's unconscious communication with artists and she always always asked him you know. What do you want to draw. You know i'll try to work it in an issue want wants to trucks you dinosaurs. I'll find a way to work at men. So oh absolutely i mean that. That was always something tried to do. I think we're i stumble when i didn't have enough of those conversations and i think Even the part of this book. Where like i said. I larry one thing that. I've never been been happy with in terms of the visualization on something. But but i think that's on me for not having been in contact with larry enough throughout this book actually went kind of again. I've got half half senator ron. That have all the best specific memories of it. But i think this was like a long way around like this wasn't this wasn't written at the beginning of october and then released at the end of november. You know this to me strikes me as something that was written kind of went into a along holding pattern and then because the time came out it was el-yom tops office so greg would have left staff and so i think it became less..
Channel 52: The DC Podcast
"mark nelson" Discussed on Channel 52: The DC Podcast
"What isn't your device. Yeah about the house. I even on smaller. They preserve the coloring. I've noticed specifically around. They knew it let their color. Really good you. Don't lose much of that right. Lotta coloring in lines. You can lose when it gets it kinda does like a little bit sometimes yes prominent some of its automated much. It's automated. i'm sure. But i'm sure there's gotta be a quality control person who serve holding it up against the original saying we need to adjust the aligns the caller and sometimes when you see those those scans because it's certainly not pulling most things from the original film. I'm sure they're pulling it from from scandal. The convex so it's it's it's gotta be somebody's putting a little. Tlc into him. Were you ever tempted to As daredevil writer to put daredevil in this or would that in too many characters what could potentially back mayor was right. you know. It's when you reread the these things at least for me i can. I can reconnect to some degree. With whatever the influences were at the time of the world what i was interested in from a storytelling point of view But i think one thing. I've i've been sorta true to over the years as i worked on. These things is who makes sense and who doesn't and who are you. Who are you shoehorning in right. It's an so fury makes complete sense. You're amazed complete sense because the espionage aspect of it on our history raise going exactly and also he becomes a foil for her to work through moore issues decide introduce this whole complex or at least a year back and forth in her head of what am i doing. How far am i going. Do at life and death would have. You made the choices that you're making and fury becomes a manipulator which eoc denied but he also dab curriculum but but becomes that whole life and death thing at the end to leave waddy smoke cigars. You know that sort of thing. It becomes a a play of while. I wanna think about death all the time so daredevil wouldn't have fit here so i can't imagine that ever crossed my mind and it's such a a relatively tight story for this end of the world device that they're applying. It's relatively tight espionage. Worry of what's going on. We're trying to figure out what it is. We're trying to track this guy down. So i think what is it. It's like forty two pages for the patients and most so Aside trip to new york in hell's kitchen and hanging out water towers wasn't in the wasn't in the cards. I mean it. It works plans. But i just i was just laughing when she was like guy. She has a little fake moustache. I out the mustache. Yeah larry is fun with that one too. But a but yeah. It's who knows what i made that choice. A different cladding. Scripting graphic novel oversee used regular Not not so much municipal. The story like a story like that. You're you're the thing you're aiming for with that type of format is is page. Count right so now you're going bigger on. Just start to go bigger beyond. What was it that point woulda comics nowadays like twenty. So at that point there were twenty. Two pages was the standard. So wow on the. I've got more space. I think what. I always found in a lot of people found is then. Suddenly you'd end up writing a fifty two page story because you suddenly let yourself off the leash or sixty page story. And then he had a rain yourself back in so that was the thing. How do you make sure that you're trying now. Use that extra space to good effect And i know. I definitely open it up and probably wants a new lower was on. I opened up certain things a little bit more. Give you more space for visuals in some of his strikes. You said were were pinup shots. So i knew he would appreciate a couple of big opportunities for you. Know here's punisher. Black widow an action. You know that type of thing. Play plate of an artist strengths in my mind. Always one of the things you you wanna do a writer to figure out. What are they like to do. Are they really good at and and And makes them happy makes their job more enjoyable than here's what i like to do. As a writer. I like that much people sitting around talking and eventually artists gonna love me for that. Or i like giant space battles with four thousand ships. But the gonna love me for that. You know that always floating in your head. It's like you know. I really need to put four thousand chips in this panel. You know for me. From from both in editor in a in a writer point of view and try to be friendly with artists over the years That's always top of mind. I mean you'll feel enemies. Quick and people in people. Mike will so many people are just professionals. They'll go insane Aright in ship one shift to three and and But you're not you're not gonna work with the person again because they're going to hear your name and they're gonna run in another direction but it's always better. I think a pick pick things that that they're gonna really really enjoy years ago. I did a a couple of night. Breed issues with a mark nelson and mark. Love monsters. Mark absolutely loves monsters and loves monstrous monsters. You know more than humanoid monsters you know a lot of ways and so we particularly crafted tonight bridge story that was less about the humanoid night breed in humans that it was about these gigantic bc things and he just you know he fell in love with that. I mean so out of the you ever worked like this. I heard an interview with the team. On the current spiderwoman book guy. Carlos pacheco and para peres. I think like she always. She's unconscious communication with Artists and she always always asked him. You know what do you want to draw. you know. i'll try to work it in an. It's you want wants to trucks. You want dinosaurs. I'll find a way to work at men. So oh absolutely i mean that. That was always something tried to do. I think we're i stumble when i didn't have enough of those conversations and i think Even the part of this book. Where like i said. I larry one thing that. I've never been been happy with in terms of the visualization on something. But but i think that's on me for not having been in contact with larry enough throughout this book actually went kind of again. I've got half half senator ron. That have all the best specific memories of it. But i think this was like a long way around like this wasn't this wasn't written at the beginning of october and then released at the end of november. You know this to me strikes me as something that was written kind of went into a along holding pattern and then because the time came out it was el-yom tops office so greg would have left staff and so i think it became less. I was attached to it directly at certain points than oh it's in motion somewhere as opposed to daredevil where i was talking to li every day i was talking to scott every day. those sorts of things where you have much more direct relationships with people in your really as you said the you know the spiderwoman example..
GeekWire - Geared Up
"mark nelson" Discussed on GeekWire - Geared Up
"A mountain climber. And a runner both of those pursuits obviously require a lot of perseverance and endurance. What lessons in maybe even more importantly habits have you drawn from those activities that you apply to your day to day work. Yeah i mean. I say involved long hours painful training than i'm in like really and i think some of that is it is just the to do right like if you want to build something big that takes time and there are. There are wrinkles along the way right you. You have the great outages right like date. They happened along the way. And so you'll six where failure is not defined in in a short period of time right so holly is that you can have that goal in mind that you are willing to go through through pain and stick it out you know in stick out what takes decades bill right like. Tableau is a great example. Right there's an amazing company and we're at the right place. The right time and is not built. I took an amazing foresight from the founders through amazing execution of thousands of employees. Till now right and you you look at that nego ads along our and so if you really wanna make a big difference and do big things you have to be patient and willing to go through you know not just went on and it feels good through the painful times of running in the middle of the night here in the pacific northwest. A lot of cold raining runs You're gonna learn to enjoy does say yet antastic moments as well. I'd be remiss. If i didn't ask you about the other mark mark benny off. Did you work with him at the same time at oracle or did you not cross paths. I'll so we were there at the same time that we did not cross house at that time. I was a baby engineer up in portland oregon at the time right before he laughed and he was absolutely used merican doing doing amazing things by already down in california so we did overlap. We did not know each other. I watched him onstage with your predecessor. Adam lipsky at the tableau conference back. Bless him it was held in person with his fidora on marx had his fedora on he seems like an maybe this is to have a word and eccentric guy at times. I can't imagine what it would be like to for him. And i realized this is what they would call a com career limiting maneuver question. So would probably tread carefully. But what advice would you give to stewart butterfield. The ceo of slack who will be joining salesforce s another divisional ceo or company ceo inside salesforce about working with mark based on your experience with him. So far we're all our own special snowflakes. And i won't judge anyone on that. You martin racing right like first and foremost like proof by existence in this amazing company that he has made. He has a huge foresight and genius for the industry right for seeing trends for really amazing listening to customers listening to the stories around them and in casting that into vision for what comes next. Marcus don't use the word visionary very often but mark is definitely a visionary like he is. He is amazing in that way and his heart is in the right place. I like always right. You look at what he's done with salesforce. You look at sales one one model where we give away. When percents prophet one percent of our time in one percent or software is mark. Says there was an easy decision to make when when he wasn't making any money and wasn't making any oscar to stick with that policy now when we are giant and each one of those categories exam is amazing so one. is you recognize. Mark starring strengths in goal. Thank you know. Mark mark is also. The place has because he's a visionary right like make sure you stick to understanding your business and putting it in in the context of mark's addition would be my biggest advice right like you know nature. You know what you're doing and your business and that listen to mark because he's got a vision and then mary those two things together interesting. Put what you're doing in the context of what he cares about. Yeah for and wasn't because he is again. He is amazingly bright and amazingly insightful. He will get it he will get it if you can explain to him what you are and he will think about your business in ways that you you didn't write like this is. This is the power that like marks brings to the brings the discussion one of the things that mark any off said initially was that basically seattle would become h two for for salesforce. What can you say about the local presence. Yeah obviously we are seattle based company we ways around the world. Also you know the new post pandemic we are looking at like where we hired. Think they'll be a bunch more freedom to higher places you're remote places but seattle is our home and we will continue to grow in seattle. We have grown in seattle since the acquisition Un salesforce already had a presence here in bellevue as well. So we've really been combining those together and we will continue to one of the growth. Hobbs for salesforce. Tom forward here in seattle. She's a great place to be have been here for eleven years now and in the pacific northwest for twenty. Six last question here apart from the numbers which we're now getting visibility into again in your view. What should we as journalists here. Geekwire if you could tell us hey this. This is my measuring stick. This should be the external measuring stick as well for tableau under your leadership. How should we measure the company as part of salesforce as part of the world in the months and years ahead with you as ceo mentally like my mind metrics happy customers right back to you talk about earth of business and obviously we're business right money matters but the way you make money is making great products.
GeekWire - Geared Up
"mark nelson" Discussed on GeekWire - Geared Up
"And foremost is an item. People will never get upset about bad news. But i'll get really upset about your bad news from someone else that i should have heard from you and that's not because i love to hear bad news but setting this culture like look things go wrong everyday. They do every room station. It's the nature of making software. It's it's making sure that we're okay with that but we can talk about our failures as easily as we can celebrate our successes and we celebrate our successes. It's great lots of things right but again being being able to be empirical about that and and knowing that failures are going to happening and as a matter of fact if you're growing if you're twice as big you know two years from now as you are now you kinda hope. Your software doesn't work right like that's the way this game is host to be played but all of that is easier said than done because i wrote code for a long time and you become very attached to it. It's it's hard to go while like you're right like that just wasn't it wasn't there again if you're if you look at it from the big picture their success in that you should be happy and proud of The fact that your software is now you'll being used so much that it needs new things on it and actually my my favorite quotes from another precise for at at a messenger who is our founders of a web logic Ba and so we create. Wedlock which was the jt servers that lasted the longest out in the industry. And you ten years after his road. People are finding new bugs in code that adam had written ten years ago and he was like that success that means even after ten years of usage. Someone is still finding now who utility on my code has never had that code paths before. Like sure it's a bummer. That there's a bug but awesome that that code is lived for ten years and is still finding novel uses and his still like getting exercised in ways that no one ever expected it to be exercised. And so it's taking that mentality around it. Don't look on guinness like the site went down. That's a failure as amar. Like yes of course but there. There's a lesson to be learned in every one of those experiences. It's interesting i mentioned. Michelle grover the tulio cio. Currently and her point on this issue was if you're not failing some of the time you're not even trying hard enough like you've been to safe totally. It's totally that grown the nature of growth businesses. You are on the bleeding edge right. And that's that's where your customers to be and it's how can you do that. Well learn from it and continually move forward another thing. Michelle told me was that when she was leaving a smaller team at concur the trip team. You were listening to her. She went to you and you listened to her when concur was moving to the cloud. And you basically told your engineering leaders who were ignoring the smaller teams input. Hey michelle and her team of done this. Listen to what they have to say. Include them and learn from their experience. That was a tough message out like for the rest of that team to to swallow. Yeah as always right like you know. Learning learning is painful. And seeing that that someone else has done perhaps better than you think it first but it is also how you grow right and again. There should be massive celebration in there. Oh i get it. I can do this and this is gonna even work at her right. Because as i said all the tying it all these dynamics were there at concur with multiple acquisitions and things coming in like a team all time. They were no bad choices. Right proof by existence. If those choices hadn't been made you concur would not have been the massively successful business that it was right and every every large suffer company. That's been around has its own. Has its own choices. Don't don't judge yourself by the failures. You've got judge yourself by the successes you've had and what comes next and how happy your customers are on me the day. Michelle pointed out that you've been a mentor to her. She's a woman of color in the tech industry in a technical leadership position which is all too rare in the industry even still today as a leader in technology that is a woman and a woman of color. How much. I appreciate it. What he's always done for me and say it didn't mean anything i remember. I just cinema. No and i you said i just wanna to thank you because at no point in my career their field like you always have to prove yourself. So that's the thing. But i usually in the spot where i gotta do triple duty of proving myself. Someone always thinks i don't belong. Someone thinks affirmative action and have some some. There's always just weird microcosm that. I always have to kinda manning and he did not do that. He'd never taught that he said. Hey you're good and then look for every opportunity to make sure that i was in the right place and he did that without sleep. Thought it had nothing to do with me being a woman or any. He's just like oh. We need even on the situation and it struck me. Companies talk a lot about diversity and equity and this gets to the i in the which is inclusion and. I know tableau champions. These causes with initiatives. Like racial equity. data hub. How do you approach these issues personally as a leader and where would you like to tableau improve on issues of d. e. i going forward. Yeah for sure up so for her. Saw michelle is amazing. So yeah it's not listening to michelle as a technician and as a leader and so back to where we are. You know obviously at the industry as a whole like. I've been bouncing on the street for thirty years now and we're not where we should be on a a diversity in equality and inclusion frog right like we're just not we should admit that i that's through now no lack of trying or good intents speak for themselves that were close to where we want to be so that means that went couple of days. Wait while there's no easy solutions right. There was a simple like. Hey we're gonna push this we're going to go. You know bunch of smart people would push that up longtime ago. Instead it has to be a lot of smaller decisions that we all make that then add up over time to the change that we want to see and tag along particularly unique place to play in this because of data right like the ability to use their own tools to shine a light on. What's working and what's not because on all of these hard social issues and they are hard right because they involve recruiting and societal issues and training an opportunity and y- bias both intentional and unintentional. That you see out there. Being able to use the microscope and telescope that is data to actually understand in an empirical way you know. Okay where am i doing well. We're my not would have. i tried. that actually works new. That's a superpower. I think temple can bring you know both the society at large into our industry and then also internally right we we have our own work to do to make sure. We're doing everything that we can so that you know amazing amazing leaders like michelle get. Those opportunities are listened to are included. And are you know rising up through the ranks as they should coming up tableau ceo mark. Nelson's advice for slack. Zeo stewart butterfield about working with salesforce. Ceo mark benef-.
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"mark nelson" Discussed on GeekWire - Geared Up
"Solutions for our customers and molly bleed if we keep doing good by esmer's restful be okay. Let's dig into some numbers about tableau. Salesforce recently disclosed tableau financial results for the first time since the acquisition which was back in two thousand nineteen and it said tableau generated three hundred and ninety four million in revenue for sales force in the first fiscal quarter which was up thirty. Eight percent and said tableau was involved in eight of sales forces. Top ten customer deals for the recent quarter. People are really looking at this in part. Because there's been some concerns on wall street about salesforce ability to incorporate its acquisitions not just tableau. And you'll soft but also upcoming slack so folks are looking at this as a good sign addressing that concern. What's driving the growth. And what does it say about. The larger market for business technology as the overall industry emerges from the pandemic. Yeah obviously as those numbers show like. I i can't speak to all acquisitions or whatever else is working very well for us in. We're in a very good spot as those numbers show. Certainly part of that is good execution on our part products that they were going out there but making mistake. Yeah the the economy is also were back which is a great thing to see across across the board right. There's a bunch of things that are looking very positive especially here in the. Us says we come out of the pandemic where again people have learned over the last year. How important digitalization additives at of digitisation is data right and and understanding what that looks like so i think you the the terms have been used that we've seen more digital transformation in the last year than we saw in the last decade an island. I was just going to be true in the depths of the pandemic. This is going to be a tran like he was already a trend. It's just people really woke up to how important in existential it was over the last year and then going forward. I think it puts us here at tableau and the larger salesforce at a great place in time where everyone's trying to figure out how to move their businesses for it how to digitize their business and then specifically how to work with data understand data as they make these changes. What's working what's not working. How you understand your your business. The best and that is through understanding the data. What's going on inside your business understanding your customers. So i know that you're obviously a data guy and you were a data guy long before you came to tableau to be clear and i know this from talking to some of your former colleagues which we'll get to in just a second but i crunched some of these numbers comparing the growth trajectory between the new disclosure from salesforce and what tableau was reporting in its final quarters as a public company and i came to the hypothesis. At least that tableau business was actually pretty flat at the beginning of the pandemic in early. Twenty twenty other tech companies that served businesses. We're actually doing fairly well. And seeing big growth. And i know salesforce at one point had some layoffs in this period that impacted tableau and i know you not the ceo at this time. But i wanna ask you did tableau business struggle during the pandemic you'll have not gonna talk about financial. He didn't release. you know. There is a lot that went on honestly a year ago businesses bigger dogs and it took a little while. We're not in a business light zoom or someone who is just like. Oh my god. There's this immediate need because we just went home but it was very quickly as you see in the numbers that we have released from coupon like once people got their feet under them and figuring out what was going to take to operate in a pandemic yet the need for understanding data and the for acts like ours to help be nimble answer questions. Clearly people figured out that this this was important as we move forward and again i think battle is just it. S just can't continue out of the pandemic wasn't a one time thing to figure out when we all forest home. It's a this is really the way. I need to operate as we go forward. So there's been a lot that's happened in the world last twelve months. Heavy as you as you see every every business has been doing without in her own way and on through their rentals or at mark part of our goal here is to get to know you better as the new leader of this longtime tech venture. And as i've said i've been chatting with some of your former colleagues and i'm going to tell you what they said about you when you weren't around one they are. We'll get to that. We'll get to that coming up next for supplemental education for families. It's such an easy experience for kids. They can be right in experiencing math and language arts. Today we're speaking with an freed. Ceo and co founder of seattle startup..
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"mark nelson" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Small cap stocks to do that. We welcome pretty good too pretty. What have Well, we are seeing the Russell 2000 down for a second straight sessions in line with that pain you're seeing in Tech took down the Russell 2000 along with And of course, those have been trading pretty much in tandem and let's take a look at what's going on underneath the hood. Some of the big movers the biggest wait on the Russell 2000 right now is Novavax sicker and be a X slumping again as it pushed back its timeline. Boards covert vaccine. I came on the show yesterday and said it had pushed back his timeline. So to see it again, really taking stock really tells you something, the analyst from be Riley, cutting the pro cos price target, signaling growing pains. That is a direct quote from the analyst's report. To the upside, though a lot more good news on the upside. It's not as much of a big market impact on the broader benchmark. Nevertheless, plug power to your PL Ug rebounding after an update on his 10-K filing, giving candle some of the clarity on those financials they needed plug. Power's had a massive rally in the last year, and we have three D systems Ticker D D. D rose as much as 20% after the company reported in earnings be so it is good news to see the earning still have Some movement, some impact on stocks here, and lastly, I want to go into some deal. Newspaper excellence, a Canadian pulp and paper producer, not the organ. Orange juice kind of hold more like the cardboard pulp agreed to buy delicious. Agreed to by Dom Tar for a $2.8 billion all cash deal, Citing admiration for its global footprint. The ticker there is U F O S All right, pretty thanks very much for that pretty good toe talking to us about the small caps. Let's get over now to Mark Nelson. He's the CEO of tableaux, which can hardly be considered a small cap they were bought for more than $15 billion. Sales force back in 19 4000 pre pandemic was that that deal Mark joins us on the future of enterprise technology and how analytics can transform business. Those are kind of jargon. Me taglines there, Mark, But what do you really doing to change the way people work day by day? Yeah. Thanks for having me this morning s o Our mission here. It Pablo has always been to help people see and understand data. We're at a point in the universe. Where is the ability to gather data, stored data processed data and then look at it and make decisions from it. He's really introduced something that is as transformational as the microscope or the telescope. It really lets you see things about the world around you that I've kind of always been there, but you've never had the ability to see it. And our mission is really to provide a tool that let let people work with that data, understand that data and answer questions in their day to day life, not just analyst, but every knowledge worker As they're doing their jobs. Being able to see the data that's relevant to them, understand it and make decisions based on it. Mark. How has your business of tableaux? How did it change during the pandemic? Has it been materially changed during a pandemic? Course They got boss. Yeah. Exactly. Yeah, well, these two separate questions I can talk about so during the pandemic, like the last year has has made every business a go through a digital transformation if they weren't already and the heart of every digital transformation is a data transformation. Things have been changing so fast in the world, and for every business. The businesses that thrived have been the ones that been able to empirically measure what's going on in their business and just react to it so much faster. That need to be able to see, understand and react and make decisions based on data has been huge, and we've barely seen that for customers everywhere from customers who are quickly adopting a digital model and e commerce. Those dealing with the front line of the pandemic and trying to get out covert data and trying to validate vaccine. On the acquisition. You know, the combination of Cavallo and Salesforce together is like going deeper and chocolate together, Right? Like you take the amazing customer 3 60 Applications suite from Salesforce, but Works on and generate some of the most valuable data for business and tableau that lets you see and understand that they then get answers from that data, and you just have this ability to do things you were never able to do before to really get a sense of your business and that sense of where your business is going. That you were never able to do before. So those two things temporarily related but have been great. And I mean, I love that. So tableau was started. I think, at least in part with helping the Defense Department, right, the U. S and Stanford. Obviously, everything starts at Stanford, but Marc Benioff calls the company his brother from another mother. Which I think is pretty cool. And now you're doing now You're helping, too. Try and attack the racial inequality problem, the sort of diversity and inclusion problems as well. How's that work? Yeah, For sure. So data is so useful on helping with these large societal problems right that are so emotionally charged and can get wrapped up in in whole bunch of things. Data is our superpower, right? What we bring to that is ability to, you know, really look at data and understand it to help understand what the problems are. Um what solutions can be phone for these and how effective those solutions are And so during this we've launched the Racial equity data hub, along with our pop our partners like policy link to really provide data and to do a couple of things. One is to democratize access to that data, so whole bunch of people can help work on these really hard problems. Theo de advertise that data so that you can really get down to which which groups are really being affected by this and that, ultimately to be able to let people see data about these problems. So again, we can help find solutions and measure the efficacy of those solutions as they're implemented. Mark. Thanks. Thanks. Thanks So much for joining us. We really appreciate it. Mark Nelson, CEO of Tableaux tucked us about, you know, enterprise computing, particularly as you know, During this pandemic, there's been such a digitization of so many businesses more than before. Of course, that generates a tremendous amount of data and that generates demand and in the need for management teams to get a real handle on on that date, and what it means for their business isn't good folks a tableau Help with that right now. Let's head down in Washington, D C World in National News, with Nathan Hager making Paul five hours in line. That's when many drivers in the American South they're starting to encounter at the gas pump is the Colonial pipeline shutdown stretches into day four. Environmental Protection Agency has waived some volatility protections for gas sales in Washington, D C and the surrounding area for one week to try to deal with the supply crunch. Moments ago, We spoke with Bloomberg US Energy Editor Joe Carroll. I don't envy the folks who have to make that call. It's a question of are you going to let in? You know, in layman's terms, slightly dirtier gasoline and diesel, especially diesel in into high pollution areas, So that s O that your economy doesn't shut down one gasoline distributor in the Washington area's warning catastrophic shortages around the way, he says governors should declare states of emergency and school Busses should be ordered off the roads. The White House's sounding optimistic about where things stand when it comes to the pandemic Centers for Disease control director Dr Rochelle Walensky is testifying before the Senate Health Committee over 84% of Americans. 65 older and over. 58% of all adult Americans have now received at least one vaccine. Does. President Biden has set a goal of 70% of Americans getting that first dose by July? 4th. He is meeting virtually today, with governors from six states to bounce around ideas on To boost those numbers. The president says a million Americans have signed up for health insurance under a special obamacare enrollment period he set up during the pandemic. The.
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U.S. Deficit Tops $1 Trillion in First 11 Months of Fiscal Year
"Other bad economic news for the trump election campaign president trump's own treasury department has been forced to admit up that the US annual budget deficit is now more than a trillion dollars a year candidate donald trump ran for president promising to completely eliminate the budget deficit by balancing the federal budget every year and then completely eliminate the national debt but in fact president trump has increased the national debt from nineteen billion dollars to twenty two trillion dollars and there are more troubling suggestions of the possibility of a recession hitting before the two thousand twenty election Jeffrey gridlock chief executive officer of double line capital said we should be on recession. Watch before the twenty twenty election good luck doc said Thursday in London. We're getting closer but we're not there yet the odds of a US recession before the election are seventy five percent said good luck and leading off our discussion tonight Mark Zandi chief economist of Moody's analytics as an economic adviser on John McCain's two thousand eight presidential campaign and is currently advising some some of the Democratic presidential candidates on economic issues and also joining US Jonathan Altruism columnist daily beast in MSNBC political analyst jumping covered the economic problems of the two thousand eight presidential campaign President Obama's efforts to bring the country out of recession in his first years Mark Zandi. I want to start start with you and your view of what the job loss what the effects are of the trump trade war. It's doing a lot of damage. I think it's fair to say that manufacturing The act sector the transportation distribution sectors are already in recession and the problems are starting to broaden out. We're seeing job. Growth slow in many parts of the economy slowdown has been very pronounced since this time last year when the trade really got go war guy going in if growth slows any further we're GONNA see unemployment starts to rise and once unemployment starts to rise. That's the fodder for an economic downturn because that spooks people they sense the rising unemployment. If you're open job positions less opportunity smaller pay increases less bonus they I start to pull back a bit on their Spending businesses see that they start point back more on their hiring. You can see Lawrence how you get into that self-reinforcing negative cycle which is a recession so we're not there air yet but the trade wars doing a lot of damage and if the president continues on the current course we'll get there pretty soon and Jonathan. We saw the trump reaching for Ernest gape patch to commemorate the seventieth birthday of a communist dictatorship. He has decided to delay delay his the his tariffs all of which are illegal by the way they are. He is using a clause inside trade law specifically for national security and there's not a single national security element in a Chinese clothes washing machines being imported into the United States or Canadian steel being imported in the United States so forth so these are all illegal tariffs that the market seems to have assumed would go away as soon as they became a political problem but donald trump is still holding onto them well. He's the master of disaster and he's never consistent any issue and traders among them. He just goes back and forth back back and forth the question now is whether he sees his reelection flashing before him and if you look at Mark Zandi numbers he he says nine hundred thousand jobs under the current tariffs. If the new ones kicked in in October it would go over a a million jobs and that's a pretty good talking point for Democratic candidate right plus who ran Barack Obama's successful of two thousand eight presidential campaign urged all aw of the Democratic candidates all of them to us exactly what you just said to us Mark Nelson tonight only one of them right so that they would next year. If if the tariffs continued I think and I don't WanNa make these sorts of predictions about trump because he's so unpredictable but because his reelection is the only thing nobody cares about there are some signs in recent days that he is looking as you said for an escape hatch and so they're going to put this all in reverse but at then puts Xi Jinping Dr Recy- right then he has trump exactly where he wants him and you have another situation where this guy proves used to be a disastrously bad negotiators so he will try to go back to the terms that they had in May when they can't close to having a deal. We'll see see whether Xi Jinping accepts them. He's got his own problems in Hong Kong. He has his own incentives to want a deal and there's some reporting out of China that had you know insiders are saying that he doesn't WanNa see trump lose his temper so he may be trying to placate him so they may have kind of fig relief trade deal to reassure markets mark ward about the Chinese economy and their ability to just hang on for eighteen eighteen months and hope for new president yeah good point and the advantages that Chinese has a and I should say the trade war is doing a lot of damage here. It's doing obviously obviously a lot of damage there. The Chinese economy is struggling but the advantage they have is that they have a lot of room for monetary and fiscal stimulus. They can lower interest rates. They can ramp up infrastructure spending they can cut taxes and they're doing all of the above and they're doing it very rapidly. I mean they don't have you know the problems that we have is democracy to get things done. They just do it and so that's supporting their economy and they're still hitting their targets. you know a lot of questions about the validity of targets but they're you know they're pretty close so so. I think because they have that latitude on monitoring fiscal policy they're gonNA. I think they're gonNA play this. played a little longer game here and I don't think they're going to agree to anything substantive until after the election I mean I just I think they're going to wait and see how the election plays out. Jonathan read just one word in there that I said that I really want to emphasize for the audience. You don't want to get in a trade war with a dictatorship. No one in China China is worried about their their approval ratings in government in this situation. Donald Trump is the one who has political risk. It's but it you know we're not sure whether she wants trump out of there because he's so easy to manipulate that he might WanNa do trump a favor and come up with some kind of a deal because he could have his hands full with President Warren or President Biden or somebody else was not as much of a sap and not as out of his depth in these negotiations and mark there is after all a Republican publican primary now in the states that are allowing. Republicans say allowing a primary elections. I I would expect the other. Republican candidates to be making as much of this is they possibly can and in certain situations in certain states some of them might even get a hearing on the trump trade war then some of the Democrats get yeah good point the irony in all of this at least from a political perspective. The president is that the damage that trade towards is creating is mostly in those parts of the country that have voted very heavily for the president think about that agriculture the farm sector of course presents trying to mitigate the fallout of the trade right were by sixteen billion dollars in aid but that only goes so far and of course manufacturing I mean he was all about manufacturing and this is manufacturing on the front line. China's trade war is starting to it's. It's in recession and starting to lose jobs so I know this is really hurting. The parts of the country that voted for the president in the last election and one thing Jonathan President obviously doesn't understand about agricultural markets is that farmers aren't looking at a four year horizon. They're looking at a lifetime horizon and they're looking at horizon which many of them hope that their children will be running the farm after them that means market's having having a market matters to them much more than getting a government handout because their market has been cut off and wants a market is cut off it means. It's been the source for that. Market's been replaced by some other country right so remember. The farm belt is the only place that trump has shoe supporting seventy five percent in some of these areas so any kind of erosion. There is really damaging to him. Politically and your point is spot on just to go to a quick Carter administration example when the Soviets invaded Afghanistan Carter over Walter Mondale vice-presidents objections imposed a grain embargo drying up roll those Russian markets and farm us sending grain what happened Democrats get killed old for twenty five years and they're still suffering from you can go when people will still be talking about the nineteen eighty grain embargo because it's their livelihood so if you wreck those export markets as you're as you're discussing there can be really long term consequences for Republicans and mark talk